Charlie Parker was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz and in particular Bop.
The history of recorded jazz is hard to pin down. So many conflicting stories make up a rich patchwork that guides us towards the truth of how jazz began.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
Dizzy Gillespie was crazy, unpredictable, brash, extrovert, stylish – he was also a trumpet virtuoso, a jazz icon and an inspiration to many younger trumpeters.
Recorded between 1952 and ’54, the five Thelonious Monk Prestige 10” albums capture the maverick jazz pianist on some of his most important sessions.
TV and film composer Brian Reitzell always turns to the Blue Note label for inspiration. Here are the 16 tracks he can’t live without.
Regarded as one of the greatest jazz saxophonists of all time, retired “Saxophone Colossus” Sonny Rollins gives a rare interview to uDiscover Music.
Music and art will always go together as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
Photographer Art Kane took the most wonderful photograph in jazz history, featuring 57 of the best jazz musicians ever: A Great Day In Harlem.
John Coltrane died on 17 July 1967, gave more to jazz in his 40 years than many who lived a much longer life, we look back at his great legacy.
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.
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.
The term is well-known, but many jazz newcomers often ask: what is bebop? And why is it hailed as the most important development in jazz? Here’s the story.
Including career-defining sessions that continue to make their influence felt, the best jazz albums of all time offer a wealth of stunning, must-hear music.
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.