“Few artists have made such an impact on the music of an era as Charlie Parker did in shaping the sounds of the 20th century", says UMe President and CEO, Bruce Resnikoff.
Norman Granz was one of the most important figures in jazz music, a behind-the-scenes player that transformed the genre.
‘A Day With Satchmo’ captures a 1957 session between Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson, featuring every take and every minute of recording.
On 23 July 1966, jazz organ genius Jimmy Smith had a lesser-known UK chart entry on the EP countdown with 'Swinging With The Incredible Jimmy Smith,' featuring 'Hobo Flats.'
The set was completed a month before Heath's death on 19 January and crowns his remarkable 76-year career.
Despite his relatively young age, he had a recording career that spanned a remarkable 50 years.
With the help of The Beatles' producer, Ella turned their recent No. 1 into a big band gem for Verve Records.
It will be published in September by Z2 Comics, just after the 100th anniversary of Parker's birth on 29 August.
From the Blues to bossa nova and calypsos to carols she imbued all with her unique voice. Ella Fitzgerald will live forever…
The best McCoy Tyner albums reveal a questing musician who took what he learned from John Coltrane and channeled it into his own art.
‘Getz/Gilberto’ is now a jazz classic, but when it was recorded no one expected it to become one of the best selling jazz albums of all time.
In March 1957, Ella Fitzgerald was riding high on the charts at No.11 with Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook.
Charlie Byrd was sent on a diplomatic tour of South America, but what he imported back to America was more important: ‘Jazz Samba’.
The record helped Verve to become the quintessential jazz label of the 1950s.
The album captures the joy of music-making that Alexander shares with fellow trio members, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Kendrick Scott.