Jaco Pastorius often told people that he was the greatest bass player in the world. During his brief, mercurial career, that claim didn't seem that crazy.
Including career-defining sessions that continue to make their influence felt, the best jazz albums of all time offer a wealth of stunning, must-hear music.
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.
On January 7, 1967, saxophone player-bandleader Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley surprised everyone by entering the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.'
Alphonse Mouzon, the widely-respected jazz and fusion drummer who played with Weather Report, Herbie Hancock and many others, died on Christmas Day at 68.
Metallica are progressing with their new album, posting an Instagram photo of bassist Robert Trujillo playing in front of a mixing desk.