Charlie Byrd was sent on a diplomatic tour of South America, but what he imported back to America was more important: ‘Jazz Samba’.
Recorded over two sessions at the end of 1959, 'Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster' is a saxophone tour de force and a “classic album from two jazz giants.”
Californian upright bass player, vocalist and composer Miles Mosley has returned with the funky track Brother, ahead of a full album on Verve in 2020.
One of jazz’s greatest ever singers, Anita O’Day revolutionised what it meant to be a female vocalist in a male-dominated world.
If the 'The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins' was the hors d’oeuvre then 'Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster' is the main course, one that should be in every jazz lover’s collection.
Louis Armstrong is at his best on a group of solid standards, while Oscar Peterson provides fresh tasteful backing.
Zappa's second release in his own name continued to challenge every convention known to the burgeoning US rock scene.
If you want to luxuriate in jazz then look no further than the Bill Evans Trio and a 48-piece orchestra on Bill Evans Trio With Symphony Orchestra.
The track also appears on the artist's new album, 'True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter', out on 25 October.
The 'Show Boat' tune became one of the master organist's dozen appearances on the Hot 100.
Jimmy Smith’s 'The Cat' cuts through grease like fresh battery acid.
'Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook' is consummate vocal jazz that took over a year to record, but it was well worth the wait.
JS Ondara’s ‘Tales Of America: The Second Coming’ will feature five new bonus tracks, including a cover of Neil Young’s 'Heart Of Gold'.
The new list of albums completes this celebration of essential jazz LPs from the catalogues of two great jazz labels.
The album oozes swing and helped reconnect jazz lovers with one of the finest bands of the swing era.