The Long Island home where jazz giant John Coltrane composed his opus 'A Love Supreme' and where his wife Alice Coltrane recorded her landmark solo debut has been named a National Treasure...
From loud, robust voices to delicate and refined ones, vocal gymnasts and smooth balladeers, the 50 best jazz singers ever is a varied and stunning list.
The new book is due out on 6 December 2018 through Faber.
The great jazz singer-pianist's sixth album for Philips was named after a much-covered song that also links Johnny Mathis and David Bowie.
Spanning jazz, country, hip-hop and soul music, the best gospel songs of all time prove that the spirit can move you, no matter what your tastes.
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.
Whether it’s joyous escapism, political anger or a personal spiritual quest that provides fuel for a great album is not of importance. What matters, as Coltrane said, is wanting “to speak to...
The group's first international album landed in July 1967, during a highly significant year for Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
From sorrowful mourning to polemical rage, the best Martin Luther King songs deal with the death of the civil-rights icon in moving, revelatory ways.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
Mary J Blige, The Killers' Brandon Flowers and Heart's Ann Wilson are among the artists set to induct the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame stars in 2018.
Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great songwriters apart?
After Bob Dylan won the Nobel and pop songs are the new poetry, what other songwriters are worthy of the award?