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.
Recorded on 28 January 1946, ‘Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume II’ captured the historic concert featuring Charlie Parker, Lester Young and other jazz titans.
On 25 January 1956, Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Verve Records for the very first time. It was the beginning of a resurgence in the singer's career.
The set, featuring such pianists as Ellis Larkins, Paul Smith and Oscar Peterson, will be released by Verve Records/UMe on 13 March.
Recorded on 13 January 1956 at New York City’s Fine Sound Studios, 'Pres and Teddy' is a joy.
Recorded in 1959, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Book is one of the greatest vocal performances of the 20th century.