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 in Paris, the long-sought-after album is back on vinyl and CD, and available digitally for the very first time.
The jazz master was part of some of the genre’s most iconic works including ‘A Love Supreme’, ‘My Favorite Things’ and ‘Live at the Village Vanguard’ for Impulse!.
The album captures the joy of music-making that Alexander shares with fellow trio members, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Kendrick Scott.
The set, featuring such pianists as Ellis Larkins, Paul Smith and Oscar Peterson, will be released by Verve Records/UMe on 13 March.
The centennial will feature new music releases, a tribute tour, festivals and events, prestigious exhibitions and much more.
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.
Louis Armstrong is at his best on a group of solid standards, while Oscar Peterson provides fresh tasteful backing.
The track also appears on the artist's new album, 'True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter', out on 25 October.
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 first single from the set, 'Just One Of Those Things,' is now available.
A pioneer of the bossa nova genre, João Gilberto blended traditional samba music and with modern jazz in the late '50s.
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.