Jazz played in a concert hall or a club is, for many, the pinnacle of the art form. Here are the 50 best live jazz albums of all time.
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.
The track comes from Batiste’s forthcoming album ‘We Are’ out March 19.
Charlie Byrd was sent on a diplomatic tour of South America, but what he brought back to America was more important.
‘I’m publicly known for some things already, but now is the time to show the world my full artistry.’
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 Brooklyn native Al Kooper.
Recorded on January 28, 1946, ‘Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume II’ captured the historic concert featuring Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and other jazz titans.
On January 25, 1956, Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Verve Records for the very first time. It was the beginning of a resurgence in the singer's career.
Batiste stars in the video as both leading man and bandleader, with references to Little Richard, James Brown and the dances of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention of the genre’s horn players, so give it up for the 50 best jazz guitarists ever.
Recorded on January 13, 1956, at New York City’s Fine Sound Studios, 'Pres and Teddy' is a joy.
A strong case can be made for Max Roach as the most complete drummer in jazz history.
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.'