From gospel singer to pop icon, this introduction tells the story of the singer/songwriter’s incredible career.
As well as creating their own classics, the group had a knack for reinventing other people’s songs, as our playlist shows.
An introduction to an artist with an ear for a killer melody and a voice ready to breathe fire into it.
One of the most important pianists in jazz, Bill Evans' distinctive tone at the instrument allowed him to wring large amounts of emotion from just a few notes.
Known primarily for his chart-topping singles, a deeper look into Steve Miller Band’s albums reveal a wide-ranging artist who’s more than a pop virtuoso.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cry from the artists’ original intentions.
The iconic jazz label boasts no shortage of groundbreaking artists, but there are many underrated Blue Note musicians that deserve their place in the sun.
The influence of gospel music stretches far and wide, and the best gospel singers, too, cover a wider range of styles, as this list of the Top 15 shows.
Unafraid to speak up against injustice, the best protest songs take on the issues of their day, but transcend their eras to speak to future generations.
A guide to the 11 essential albums that can form a solid foundation for a John Coltrane collection.
The best John Coltrane quotes offer revealing insights into the art of a man who kept pushing music forward.
Pop music has a way of reminding us what matters most and these inspiring songs of peace keep the world reaching for higher ground.
Seeking to rid music of offensive content, Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center used the Filthy Fifteen to bring their cause to the Senate.
Side-long concept pieces, walls of Mellotrons, keyboardists in capes...such were the glories of the greatest prog rock albums.
From gravelly-voiced icons such as Louis Armstrong, to super-smooth singers the likes of Frank Sinatra, these are the 25 best male jazz singers of all time.
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.