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.
We look back to a time when jazz was the dominant form of popular music and could be heard emanating from radio stations and concert halls around the world.
From its origins in the Roaring 20s, to a heyday in the 30s and beyond, big band jazz has produced some of the best jazz bandleaders of all time.
Released in 1969, Peggy Lee’s Is That All There Is? dared to be different and showed that Lee was a more versatile performer than had been assumed.
'Hallelujah, I Love Her So,' the last hit that Eddie Cochran was able to see climbing the UK charts for himself, entered the charts on 22 January 1960.
Buddy Greco, who recorded for Frank Sinatra's label and sang on the same stage as The Beatles, was a much-travelled musician with a superior resumé.
Film musicals, a true American art form, have celebrated freedom in the cinema, self-expression and the pursuit of dreams down life’s yellow brick road.
There is no shortage of talented vocalists, but the best female jazz singers possess unique voices which hold their own against their male counterparts.
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 richly romantic 'You Go To My Head' has been attracting covers for 80 years, including 2017 versions by both Bob Dylan and, posthumously, Chuck Berry.
‘FM (No Static At All),’ the Steely Dan theme song to the movie FM starring Michael Brandon, entered the Billboard Hot 100 on 3 June 1978.
Released on 21 October, the two ‘Joyful Jazz! Christmas With Verve’ collections are the perfect soundtracks to cold evenings by the fire.
Maria Muldaur, best-known for her hit ‘Midnight At The Oasis’, is continuing her intensive US touring without a hint of “anything resembling retirement”.
The Pretenders had the UK hit with Ray Davies' 'I Go To Sleep,' but it had a rich history before that, including a version by the incomparable Peggy Lee.
From Cream to Sparks, Underworld, Roy Orbison, Simple Minds, The Velvet Underground, Marvin Gaye and Grace Jones: a run down of the best box sets of 2015.