A pioneer of the bossa nova genre, João Gilberto blended traditional samba music and with modern jazz in the late '50s.
From the Blues to bossa nova and calypsos to carols she imbued all with her unique voice. Ella Fitzgerald will live forever…
Jazz organ genius Jimmy Smith cracked the Billboard Hot 100 charts 12 times, including one of his biggest successes, ‘Hobo Flats’, on 18 May 1963.
The show was professionally recorded with a view to possible commercial release but, after those plans were forgotten, the tape sat in the vaults for 58 years.
Trailed by the single, 'Billy Jack', Bailey's new album is due out on Verve on 21 June.
‘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.
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.
Talk Talk's holy trinity 'The Colour Of Spring', 'Spirit Of Eden' and 'Laughing Stock' are all widely regarded as modern classics.
Throughout 2019, Verve and Impulse! will be making no fewer than 40 key albums from the 1950s, '60s and '70s available again on black vinyl.
The brief but brilliant recording was recently found after more than 60 years in the vaults of Verve Records.
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.
With younger fans discovering rock, Verve Records felt the need to branch out. Enter the Blues Project a band that included by Brooklyn native Al Kooper.
Recorded on 28 January 1946, Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume II captured the historic concert featuring Charlie Parker, Lester Young and other jazz titans.