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Bill Evans – The Legendary Jazz Pianist

Bill Evans – The Legendary Jazz Pianist

15 New Albums: April Jazz Releases (2022)

15 New Albums: April Jazz Releases (2022)

10 Famous Large Ensemble Albums in Jazz

10 Famous Large Ensemble Albums in Jazz

The Best Headphones for Jazz | Our Top Five Picks

The Best Headphones for Jazz | Our Top Five Picks

The Most Famous Blues Singers of all Time

The Most Famous Blues Singers of all Time

Discover Lil Hardin Armstrong | Profile of a Jazz Piano Original

Discover Lil Hardin Armstrong | Profile of a Jazz Piano Original

Duke Ellington Tribute Albums | Jazz Classics

Duke Ellington Tribute Albums | Jazz Classics

Oscar Peterson | 10 Legendary Jazz Piano Recordings

Oscar Peterson | 10 Legendary Jazz Piano Recordings

Emily Remler | Essential Listening For An Iconic Jazz Guitarist

Emily Remler | Essential Listening For An Iconic Jazz Guitarist

Jazz Video Premieres | Jazzfuel

Jazz Video Premieres | Jazzfuel

Bing Crosby | Essential Albums of The Jazz Christmas Great

Bing Crosby | Essential Albums of The Jazz Christmas Great

10 of the Best John Coltrane Albums in Jazz History

10 of the Best John Coltrane Albums in Jazz History

Stan Getz | 10 Essential Albums from the Tenor Sax Great

Stan Getz | 10 Essential Albums from the Tenor Sax Great

10 of the Best Cannonball Adderley Albums in Jazz History

10 of the Best Cannonball Adderley Albums in Jazz History

Keith Jarrett | The Köln Concert (ECM Records)

Keith Jarrett | The Köln Concert (ECM Records)

The Best Jazz Fusion Albums of All Time

The Best Jazz Fusion Albums of All Time

Ornette Coleman | 10 Albums From The Free Jazz Legend

Ornette Coleman | 10 Albums From The Free Jazz Legend

Joe Henderson: 10 Essential Albums From the Tenor Sax Titan

Joe Henderson: 10 Essential Albums From the Tenor Sax Titan

Original Jazz Classics | 1000+ Reissues of Legendary Albums

Original Jazz Classics | 1000+ Reissues of Legendary Albums

Best Speakers For Vinyl | Five Top Picks

Best Speakers For Vinyl | Five Top Picks

December 2022 Jazz Releases

December 2022 Jazz Releases

9 Essential Types of Blues | Styles You Should Know

9 Essential Types of Blues | Styles You Should Know

10 of the Best Duke Ellington Songs

10 of the Best Duke Ellington Songs

Lennie Tristano | 10 Great Albums from the Jazz Innovator

Lennie Tristano | 10 Great Albums from the Jazz Innovator

Sam Rivers | 10 Essential Albums from the Free Jazz Icon

Sam Rivers | 10 Essential Albums from the Free Jazz Icon

Weather Report Band – Essential Jazz Fusion Listening!

Weather Report Band – Essential Jazz Fusion Listening!

10 Essential Thelonious Monk Albums [Jazz Legends Series]

10 Essential Thelonious Monk Albums [Jazz Legends Series]

Hoagy Carmichael Songs | 10 Jazz Classics From a Master Composer

Hoagy Carmichael Songs | 10 Jazz Classics From a Master Composer

Count Basie I The Atomic Mr. Basie (1957)

Count Basie I The Atomic Mr. Basie (1957)

Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool (Classic Jazz Albums Series)

Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool (Classic Jazz Albums Series)

Jim Hall | Five Great Albums from the Jazz Guitar Great

Jim Hall | Five Great Albums from the Jazz Guitar Great

Ella Fitzgerald | 10 of the Jazz Singers’ Best Albums

Ella Fitzgerald | 10 of the Jazz Singers’ Best Albums

The Best Charlie Christian Albums | Seven Top Picks

The Best Charlie Christian Albums | Seven Top Picks

Art Pepper | 10 Great Albums From the Alto Saxophone Legend

Art Pepper | 10 Great Albums From the Alto Saxophone Legend

The Best Jazz Releases of 2022 (Journalist Album Picks)

The Best Jazz Releases of 2022 (Journalist Album Picks)

Joe Zawinul | 10 Essential Recordings from a Jazz Fusion Pioneer

Joe Zawinul | 10 Essential Recordings from a Jazz Fusion Pioneer

Women In Jazz | 10 Iconic Female Instrumentalists

Women In Jazz | 10 Iconic Female Instrumentalists

Bix Beiderbecke | Biography & Music of the Early Jazz Legend

Bix Beiderbecke | Biography & Music of the Early Jazz Legend

10 Jazz Bass Clarinet Players You Should Have In Your Record Collection

10 Jazz Bass Clarinet Players You Should Have In Your Record Collection

Nina Simone | Her Life In 11 Legendary Song Performances

Nina Simone | Her Life In 11 Legendary Song Performances

CTI Records | Best Albums & The Creed Taylor Story

CTI Records | Best Albums & The Creed Taylor Story

Best Jazz Piano Albums of All Time

Best Jazz Piano Albums of All Time

Jazz Flute | The Most Famous Musicians & Albums

Jazz Flute | The Most Famous Musicians & Albums

Essential European Jazz Musicians to Check Out

Essential European Jazz Musicians to Check Out

Stride Piano: A Complete Guide To The Early Jazz Style

Stride Piano: A Complete Guide To The Early Jazz Style

Christmas Jazz Music (10 of the Best Xmas Songs of All Time)

Christmas Jazz Music (10 of the Best Xmas Songs of All Time)

Jazz in France | A Brief History of Famous French Jazz Musicians

Jazz in France | A Brief History of Famous French Jazz Musicians

Top Ten Jazz Guitar Songs for Beginners

Top Ten Jazz Guitar Songs for Beginners

Avant Garde Jazz History | Legendary Free Jazz Artists & Albums

Avant Garde Jazz History | Legendary Free Jazz Artists & Albums

What is Jazz? [The History, The Music, The Musicians]

What is Jazz? [The History, The Music, The Musicians]

Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage

Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage

The Best Blues Albums of All Time (Ranked)

The Best Blues Albums of All Time (Ranked)

The Six Best Books About Duke Ellington

The Six Best Books About Duke Ellington

10 Great Modern Jazz Saxophone Players

10 Great Modern Jazz Saxophone Players

Jazz Radio Stations Around The World

Jazz Radio Stations Around The World

Herbie Hancock | 10 Essential Albums To Check Out

Herbie Hancock | 10 Essential Albums To Check Out

The Best Smooth Jazz Songs [Beginner’s Guide]

The Best Smooth Jazz Songs [Beginner’s Guide]

Jazz Guitar: 10 of the Best Wes Montgomery Albums

Jazz Guitar: 10 of the Best Wes Montgomery Albums

Antonio Carlos Jobim – Essential Albums By The Father of Bossa Nova

Antonio Carlos Jobim – Essential Albums By The Father of Bossa Nova

Lee Konitz | 10 Albums From An Alto Sax Legend

Lee Konitz | 10 Albums From An Alto Sax Legend

Female Jazz Pianists | Essential Listening Tips

Female Jazz Pianists | Essential Listening Tips

Best Around Ear Headphones for Jazz

Best Around Ear Headphones for Jazz

Joe Lovano: 52nd Street Themes

Joe Lovano: 52nd Street Themes

The Best Albums Of Hank Mobley | Tenor Saxophone Hard Bop

The Best Albums Of Hank Mobley | Tenor Saxophone Hard Bop

Archie Shepp | 10 Incredible Albums from an Avant Garde Jazz Icon

Archie Shepp | 10 Incredible Albums from an Avant Garde Jazz Icon

September 2022 Jazz Releases

September 2022 Jazz Releases

Iconic & Famous Japanese Jazz Musicians

Iconic & Famous Japanese Jazz Musicians

Iconic Live Jazz Recordings (Listening Guide)

Iconic Live Jazz Recordings (Listening Guide)

Ellington At Newport | The 1956 Festival Story

Ellington At Newport | The 1956 Festival Story

Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section

Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section

Giant Steps | John Coltrane’s Groundbreaking Album

Giant Steps | John Coltrane’s Groundbreaking Album

Jazz duos | 10 Essential Albums You Need To Hear!

Jazz duos | 10 Essential Albums You Need To Hear!

Great Gifts for Jazz Lovers & Musicians [2022 Edition]

Great Gifts for Jazz Lovers & Musicians [2022 Edition]

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963) Impulse!

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963) Impulse!

Irene Higginbotham and Her Legendary Jazz Colleagues

Irene Higginbotham and Her Legendary Jazz Colleagues

The Best Jazz Musicians of All Time – 40 Legendary Jazz Artists

The Best Jazz Musicians of All Time – 40 Legendary Jazz Artists

The Best Blues Guitarists of All Time

The Best Blues Guitarists of All Time

The Best Jazz Songs of All Time [Expanded Edition]

The Best Jazz Songs of All Time [Expanded Edition]

10 Iconic Jazz Guitar Solos Everyone Should Know

10 Iconic Jazz Guitar Solos Everyone Should Know

Latin Jazz Music – The Best Albums & Artists

Latin Jazz Music – The Best Albums & Artists

Quotes About Jazz from 10 Legendary Musicians & Singers

Quotes About Jazz from 10 Legendary Musicians & Singers

Duke Ellington Biography | Facts, Songs & Stories of a Jazz Legend

Duke Ellington Biography | Facts, Songs & Stories of a Jazz Legend

10 of the Most Famous Jazz Composers in History

10 of the Most Famous Jazz Composers in History

Iconic Jazz Album Covers | Musicians & Record Labels

Iconic Jazz Album Covers | Musicians & Record Labels

10 of The Best Bebop Artists & Albums in Jazz History

10 of The Best Bebop Artists & Albums in Jazz History

Kenny Wheeler | 10 Iconic albums from The Jazz Trumpet Great

Kenny Wheeler | 10 Iconic albums from The Jazz Trumpet Great

10 Essential Jazz Guitar Albums

10 Essential Jazz Guitar Albums

The Top Five Best Vinyl Players for Jazz (2022)

The Top Five Best Vinyl Players for Jazz (2022)

Gerry Mulligan | 10 Essential Albums From The King of Baritone Sax

Gerry Mulligan | 10 Essential Albums From The King of Baritone Sax

Best Jazz Albums Of 2021 [Journalist Picks]

Best Jazz Albums Of 2021 [Journalist Picks]

Allan Holdsworth | 10 of The Guitarist’s Iconic Jazz Fusion Albums

Allan Holdsworth | 10 of The Guitarist’s Iconic Jazz Fusion Albums

Halloween Jazz Songs | 10 Spooky Songs For This October

Halloween Jazz Songs | 10 Spooky Songs For This October

Female Trumpet Players – An Essential Listening Guide

Female Trumpet Players – An Essential Listening Guide

10 Best Hard Bop Albums

10 Best Hard Bop Albums

10 of the Most Iconic Blue Note Albums In Jazz

10 of the Most Iconic Blue Note Albums In Jazz

Tony Williams – a jazz drumming great

Tony Williams – a jazz drumming great

What Is Modern Jazz? [8 of the Best Contemporary Jazz Artists Today]

What Is Modern Jazz? [8 of the Best Contemporary Jazz Artists Today]

Top Hits! The Most Iconic Frank Sinatra Songs Of All Time

Top Hits! The Most Iconic Frank Sinatra Songs Of All Time

Five of the Best Overhead Headphones for Music Lovers

Five of the Best Overhead Headphones for Music Lovers

Hank Mobley’s Soul Station: A Classic Tenor Sax Masterpiece

Hank Mobley’s Soul Station: A Classic Tenor Sax Masterpiece

The Best Jazz Trio Albums of All Time

The Best Jazz Trio Albums of All Time

John Mclaughlin: 10 Essential Albums From A Jazz Fusion Icon

John Mclaughlin: 10 Essential Albums From A Jazz Fusion Icon

Spiritual Jazz | Influential Albums & Astral Artists

Spiritual Jazz | Influential Albums & Astral Artists

Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus

Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus

Billy Strayhorn | Complete Guide To The American Jazz Composer

Billy Strayhorn | Complete Guide To The American Jazz Composer

Song For My Father | A Horace Silver Hard Bop Classic

Song For My Father | A Horace Silver Hard Bop Classic

The Best Male Jazz Singers of All Time [Countdown]

The Best Male Jazz Singers of All Time [Countdown]

Coleman Hawkins: Iconic Performances by the Tenor Saxophone Great

Coleman Hawkins: Iconic Performances by the Tenor Saxophone Great

10 of the Best Sarah Vaughan Albums

10 of the Best Sarah Vaughan Albums

Wayne Shorter | 10 Iconic Albums in Jazz Saxophone History

Wayne Shorter | 10 Iconic Albums in Jazz Saxophone History

Freddie Hubbard Albums | Essential Hard Bop Listens

Freddie Hubbard Albums | Essential Hard Bop Listens

Jazz At The Philharmonic | History, Musicians & The Concerts

Jazz At The Philharmonic | History, Musicians & The Concerts

Dixieland Jazz – The Music, The Musicians & The History

Dixieland Jazz – The Music, The Musicians & The History

Kind of Blue | Miles Davis’s Modal Jazz Masterpiece

Kind of Blue | Miles Davis’s Modal Jazz Masterpiece

Lee Morgan – Life & Music of a Blue Note Trumpet Legend

Lee Morgan – Life & Music of a Blue Note Trumpet Legend

The Best Live Jazz Albums of All Time (Listening Guide)

The Best Live Jazz Albums of All Time (Listening Guide)

1959 – The Year That Changed Jazz

1959 – The Year That Changed Jazz

Afro-Cuban Jazz – An Introduction To The Style

Afro-Cuban Jazz – An Introduction To The Style

Paul Desmond |  Six Iconic Albums From the Cool Jazz Legend

Paul Desmond | Six Iconic Albums From the Cool Jazz Legend

Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock: Classic Jazz Fusion Album

Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock: Classic Jazz Fusion Album

Wynton Kelly | Essential Jazz Piano Albums

Wynton Kelly | Essential Jazz Piano Albums

The Most Famous Jazz Guitarists In History (Countdown)

The Most Famous Jazz Guitarists In History (Countdown)

The Most Famous Acid Jazz Artists & Albums of All Time

The Most Famous Acid Jazz Artists & Albums of All Time

Best Modal Jazz Albums & Artists in History

Best Modal Jazz Albums & Artists in History

The Best Jazz Drummers of All Time

The Best Jazz Drummers of All Time

Dhafer Youssef | Essential Albums from the Oud Master

Dhafer Youssef | Essential Albums from the Oud Master

What Is Bebop? [Jazz Styles Series]

What Is Bebop? [Jazz Styles Series]

The Best Trombones For Jazz… And Who Plays Them

The Best Trombones For Jazz… And Who Plays Them

The Best Songs About Time (Essential Listening List)

The Best Songs About Time (Essential Listening List)

The Best Jazz Violinists In History | Legends & Modern Day Greats

The Best Jazz Violinists In History | Legends & Modern Day Greats

Kenny Burrell | Iconic Albums from the Jazz Guitar Master

Kenny Burrell | Iconic Albums from the Jazz Guitar Master

In A Sentimental Mood | Essential Listening (Classic Jazz Songs)

In A Sentimental Mood | Essential Listening (Classic Jazz Songs)

A Guide to Jazz Festivals in Brazil [2021]

A Guide to Jazz Festivals in Brazil [2021]

Chet Baker Sings: A Classic Cool Jazz Album

Chet Baker Sings: A Classic Cool Jazz Album

Saxophonist Mark Turner | 10 of his Best Albums

Saxophonist Mark Turner | 10 of his Best Albums

November 2022 Jazz Releases

November 2022 Jazz Releases

Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train

Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train

Benny Golson | 10 Essential Recordings from the Jazz Giant

Benny Golson | 10 Essential Recordings from the Jazz Giant

Bill Evans | Portrait In Jazz (1960)

Bill Evans | Portrait In Jazz (1960)

Jazz Playlists on Spotify

Jazz Playlists on Spotify

The 50 Best Jazz Albums of All Time (Essential Listening Guide)

The 50 Best Jazz Albums of All Time (Essential Listening Guide)

The Most Famous Jazz Trumpet Players of All Time (Expanded)

The Most Famous Jazz Trumpet Players of All Time (Expanded)

Artists to Watch: Jazz in 2023 (Promoter Picks)

Artists to Watch: Jazz in 2023 (Promoter Picks)

Chick Corea | 10 Legendary Albums From The Jazz Pianist’s Discography

Chick Corea | 10 Legendary Albums From The Jazz Pianist’s Discography

The Story of A Great Day In Harlem

The Story of A Great Day In Harlem

Ten Essential Count Basie Recordings

Ten Essential Count Basie Recordings

What is Scat Singing? [+ 10 of the Best Scat Solos in Jazz]

What is Scat Singing? [+ 10 of the Best Scat Solos in Jazz]

Art Tatum | Five Essential Recordings From The Jazz Pioneer

Art Tatum | Five Essential Recordings From The Jazz Pioneer

10 of the Best Charles Mingus Albums in Jazz History

10 of the Best Charles Mingus Albums in Jazz History

ECM Records – 10 Albums That Changed the Landscape of Jazz

ECM Records – 10 Albums That Changed the Landscape of Jazz

Jazz on Screen: Ten Great Movies About Jazz

Jazz on Screen: Ten Great Movies About Jazz

10 of the Best Jazz History Books of All Time

10 of the Best Jazz History Books of All Time

Motion | Lee Konitz (1961) – Classic Jazz Albums

Motion | Lee Konitz (1961) – Classic Jazz Albums

Iconic Jazz Songs From The Harlem Renaissance Era

Iconic Jazz Songs From The Harlem Renaissance Era

Albert Ayler – Essential Avant Garde Recordings

Albert Ayler – Essential Avant Garde Recordings

Gibson Guitars | A History in Jazz

Gibson Guitars | A History in Jazz

The Different Types & Styles of Jazz Music

The Different Types & Styles of Jazz Music

The Most Famous Blues Musicians of All Time

The Most Famous Blues Musicians of All Time

The Best Jazz Podcasts | New Discoveries Around The World

The Best Jazz Podcasts | New Discoveries Around The World

The Most Famous Blues Drummers of All Time (Countdown)

The Most Famous Blues Drummers of All Time (Countdown)

Art Blakey’s Moanin’ | The Essential Jazz Messengers Album

Art Blakey’s Moanin’ | The Essential Jazz Messengers Album

The Best Cool Jazz Albums & Artists of All Time

The Best Cool Jazz Albums & Artists of All Time

The Best Jazz Pianists of All Time

The Best Jazz Pianists of All Time

The Story of Poinciana & Ahmad Jamal

The Story of Poinciana & Ahmad Jamal

Michael Brecker – The Career of a Jazz Saxophone Great

Michael Brecker – The Career of a Jazz Saxophone Great

10 of The Best Buddy Rich Albums in Jazz History

10 of The Best Buddy Rich Albums in Jazz History

Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come

Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come

Big Band Music – The Most Popular Swing & Jazz Orchestras

Big Band Music – The Most Popular Swing & Jazz Orchestras

October 2022 Jazz Releases

October 2022 Jazz Releases

10 of the Best Jazz Ballads

10 of the Best Jazz Ballads

What Is Gypsy Jazz and Who Made It Famous?

What Is Gypsy Jazz and Who Made It Famous?

The Procrastinator by Lee Morgan [Classic Jazz Album Spotlight]

The Procrastinator by Lee Morgan [Classic Jazz Album Spotlight]

Time Out | The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)

Time Out | The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)

The Best Saxophone Players of All Time

The Best Saxophone Players of All Time

Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else

Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else

Latin Jazz Guitar (Afro-Cuban, Caribbean & Puerto Rican)

Latin Jazz Guitar (Afro-Cuban, Caribbean & Puerto Rican)

The Most Famous Miles Davis Albums in Jazz History

The Most Famous Miles Davis Albums in Jazz History