Celebrating a producer who was a true master of sonic invention in British pop music.
You may not know they exist, but the best music arrangers can lift a song to new heights, making all the difference to whether it’s a hit or not.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
Not often a label thought of in hip-hop terms, the best Motown samples prove that Berry Gordy’s empire had more than enough beats for the crate-diggers.
Everyone knows the heavy-hitting classics, but Motown’s output was so good there are tons of overlooked 70s albums you need to know.
The soundtrack to John Singleton’s provocative 1991 directorial debut ‘Boyz N The Hood’ is making its double-vinyl debut on 27 September via Qwest/Ume.
The film about the late jazz innovator, directed by Stanley Nelson, is released via Abramorama and Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Already hailed as a major event in the jazz world, the 1969 recordings will be released in CD, vinyl and deluxe 2CD editions.
The prestigious event also featured Beverley Knight, Jacob Collier, Quincy Jones, Swing Out Sister, Makaya McCraven and more.
This year's awards ceremony takes place at London's Shoreditch Town Hall on International Jazz Day, 30 April.
“It’s an absolute dream to present this music live, so I hope you’ll come join me", the iconic producer said of the forthcoming concert.
"With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical."
Gimbel also wrote the lyrics for the themes of much-loved TV shows such as 'Happy Days' and 'Wonder Woman.'
The five Best Original Song nominees will be announced along with the rest of the Oscar nominees on 22 January.
The Secret Genius program's goal is to shine a light on people behind the scenes — songwriters, producers, engineers and mixers — of the world’s most popular and influential songs.
Directed by Alan Hicks and Quincy Jones’ daughter, Rashida Jones, 'Quincy' premieres on Netflix on 21 September.