Recorded on January 13, 1956, at New York City’s Fine Sound Studios, 'Pres and Teddy' is a joy.
Arguably the best-known tuba player in contemporary jazz, Johnson also played with Gil Evans, Archie Shepp and many more.
Recorded in 1959, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Book is one of the greatest vocal performances of the 20th century.
On December 30, 1957, Ricky rounded off a spectacular year with yet another chart entry and another of his most famous songs, 'Stood Up.'
Endlessly underrated, Hardin wrote some of the most beautiful and enduring songs of his day, including the much-covered 'If I Were A Carpenter' and 'Reason To Believe.'
The best McCoy Tyner albums reveal a questing musician who took what he learned from John Coltrane and channeled it into his own art.
Far from an exhaustive list of the best jazz books of all time, these are 20 essential title for newcomers and long-term aficionados to seek out.
‘There’s such a deep emotionality to those lyrics, especially after the year we’ve all been through.’
The set features four fabulously festive titles from Ella Fitzgerald, Kenny Burrell, Ramsey Lewis, and Jimmy Smith.
The two-track release features the title song and a cover of the festive classic 'It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year'.
Charlie Byrd was sent on a diplomatic tour of South America, but what he brought back to America was more important.
Queen Latifah can still spit hot fire as effortlessly as she belts a note. The beauty is, she’s proven she doesn’t have to choose between the two.
Recorded over two sessions at the end of 1959, 'Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster' is a classic album from two jazz giants.
The new collection gathers up the 10-inch LPs the jazz icon released through Mercury Records and producer Norman Granz’s pre-Verve label Clef Records in the early 1950s.
This classic song found Nina Simone highlighting Black happiness and optimism in the face of the tumult and turmoil happening outside her window.