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.
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.
Whether you’re an entry-level jazz fan or a hardcore aficionado with audiophile tendencies, the best jazz Christmas gifts have plenty to offer this year.
‘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'.
The pianist helped create the language of modern jazz and mapped out the genre’s trajectory as it moved into the 1950s and beyond.
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.
While much of 1965’s ‘Pastel Blues’ is sonically subdued, the album’s 10-minute grand finale is a tour de force.
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.
Directed by James Erskine, 'Billie' is based around 200 hours of never-before-heard interviews
The album is the aural companion to the upcoming Billie Holiday documentary directed by James Erskine.