If the 'The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins' was the hors d’oeuvre then 'Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster' is the main course, one that should be in every jazz lover’s collection.
Jazz played in a concert hall or a club is, for many, the pinnacle of the art form. Here are the 50 best live jazz albums of all time.
On August 15, 1956 one of the jazz events of the decade took place, a concert that has been immortalized on record as Jazz at The Hollywood Bowl.
‘A Day With Satchmo’ captures a 1957 session between Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson, featuring every take and every minute of recording.
The Welsh stalwart inspired by Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy helped introduce R&B-tinged rock to a huge audience.
This richly romantic number is one of those timeless love songs that's been covered by a vast array of great vocalists.
The series launches on 31 July with new editions of Stan Getz and João Gilberto’s 'Getz/Gilberto' and 'Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson'.
Pizzarelli played with artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney and Charles Mingus.
Capturing the joyful essence of what it feels like to love and be loved, the best jazz songs are timeless expressions of the deepest emotions.
The set, featuring such pianists as Ellis Larkins, Paul Smith and Oscar Peterson, will be released by Verve Records/UMe on 13 March.
Louis Armstrong is at his best on a group of solid standards, while Oscar Peterson provides fresh tasteful backing.
From iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists in history both shaped the music and revolutionised the role of the piano in music.
Ben Webster’s ‘Soulville’ is classic album by one of the Big Three Tenors of the jazz saxophone – perfect go-to late-night jazz.
The new collection is released in time for the 100th anniversary of the iconic conductor/composer's birth on 25 August.
Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young and Oscar Peterson are among the reissued jazz royalty.