Dizzy Gillespie was crazy, unpredictable, brash, extrovert, stylish – he was also a trumpet virtuoso, a jazz icon, and an inspiration.
Released on September 23, 1969, Isaac Hayes’ 'Hot Buttered Soul' is a masterpiece that single-handedly invented symphonic soul.
The best John Coltrane quotes offer revealing insights into the art of a man who kept pushing music forward.
With their fifth album, ‘V’, The Horrors were ready to take on all comers, vigorously enforcing the widely-held belief that their time was at hand.
Marking a turn away from shiny experimental pop towards darker, more challenging themes, ‘Homogenic’ set the tone for Björk’s most bold and innovative work.
Propelling the group into the limelight, Blind Melon’s self-titled debut album remains a much-loved 90s alt.rock classic.
Listen to our playlist of no fewer than 50 covers from the ABBA catalog, in every style imaginable.
Released just after the death of Princess Diana, ‘The Big Picture’ was described as dark and introspective.
The progressive rock staples had a long-established audience by the late 1970s, and proved it again with their new UK release of September 22, 1978.
The artist they called the first lady of Motown scored her first R&B No.1 with a Smokey Robinson co-write and production.
With a fresh set of songs – and a storming, career-defining single – Maroon 5 reached for glory with their third album, ‘Hands All Over’.
Musically, nothing was off limits for ‘Euphoria Morning’, the first solo album by Chris Cornell, and one of the singer’s finest moments.
With their debut album, ‘Popped In Souled Out’, Wet Wet introduced themselves as a band that was “totally wrong but unique – and totally great”.
Years before his rise to fame, the 18-year-old Cash took the opportunity of learning to be a radio operator.
A celebration of the greatest moments on disc by a collective who helped change the shape of soul and dance music.
Produced in Minnesota by Steve Albini, the album helped change the course of 1990s rock.