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Bill Evans | Portrait In Jazz (1960)

Bill Evans | Portrait In Jazz (1960)

ECM Records – 10 Albums That Changed the Landscape of Jazz

ECM Records – 10 Albums That Changed the Landscape of Jazz

The Rise of Swing Music: Best Big Bands & Jazz Orchestras

The Rise of Swing Music: Best Big Bands & Jazz Orchestras

Paul Desmond |  Six Iconic Albums From the Cool Jazz Legend

Paul Desmond | Six Iconic Albums From the Cool Jazz Legend

Gibson Guitars | A History in Jazz

Gibson Guitars | A History in Jazz

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

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

10 of the Most Iconic Blue Note Albums In Jazz

10 of the Most Iconic Blue Note Albums In Jazz

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

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

10 of the Best John Coltrane Albums in Jazz History

10 of the Best John Coltrane Albums in Jazz History

The Best Blues Guitarists of All Time

The Best Blues Guitarists of All Time

Albert Ayler – Essential Avant Garde Recordings

Albert Ayler – Essential Avant Garde Recordings

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

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

Discover Lil Hardin Armstrong | Profile of a Jazz Piano Original

Discover Lil Hardin Armstrong | Profile of a Jazz Piano Original

Kenny Burrell | Iconic Albums from the Jazz Guitar Master

Kenny Burrell | Iconic Albums from the Jazz Guitar Master

10 of the Most Famous Jazz Composers in History

10 of the Most Famous Jazz Composers in History

Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus

Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus

10 of The Best Buddy Rich Albums in Jazz History

10 of The Best Buddy Rich Albums in Jazz History

The Different Types & Styles of Jazz Music

The Different Types & Styles of Jazz Music

Weather Report Band – Essential Jazz Fusion Listening!

Weather Report Band – Essential Jazz Fusion Listening!

10 of the Best Cannonball Adderley Albums in Jazz History

10 of the Best Cannonball Adderley Albums in Jazz History

10 of the Best Jazz Ballads

10 of the Best Jazz Ballads

The Best Cool Jazz Albums & Artists of All Time

The Best Cool Jazz Albums & Artists of All Time

The Best Miles Davis Albums in Jazz History

The Best Miles Davis Albums in Jazz History

Kind of Blue | Miles Davis’s Modal Jazz Masterpiece

Kind of Blue | Miles Davis’s Modal Jazz Masterpiece

Hoagy Carmichael Songs | 10 Jazz Classics From a Master Composer

Hoagy Carmichael Songs | 10 Jazz Classics From a Master Composer

John Mclaughlin: 10 Essential Albums From A Jazz Fusion Icon

John Mclaughlin: 10 Essential Albums From A Jazz Fusion Icon

10 Essential Jazz Guitar Albums

10 Essential Jazz Guitar Albums

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

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

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

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

The Best Songs About Time (Essential Listening List)

The Best Songs About Time (Essential Listening List)

Iconic Jazz Songs From The Harlem Renaissance Era

Iconic Jazz Songs From The Harlem Renaissance Era

Jazz on Screen: Ten Great Movies About Jazz

Jazz on Screen: Ten Great Movies About Jazz

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

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

Art Tatum | Five Essential Recordings From The Jazz Pioneer

Art Tatum | Five Essential Recordings From The Jazz Pioneer

Wayne Shorter | 10 Iconic Albums in Jazz Saxophone History

Wayne Shorter | 10 Iconic Albums in Jazz Saxophone History

15 New Albums: April Jazz Releases (2022)

15 New Albums: April Jazz Releases (2022)

Art Pepper | 10 Great Albums From the Alto Saxophone Legend

Art Pepper | 10 Great Albums From the Alto Saxophone Legend

What Is Bebop? [Jazz Styles Series]

What Is Bebop? [Jazz Styles Series]

Sam Rivers | 10 Essential Albums from the Free Jazz Icon

Sam Rivers | 10 Essential Albums from the Free Jazz Icon

The Top Five Best Vinyl Players for Jazz (2022)

The Top Five Best Vinyl Players for Jazz (2022)

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

The Most Famous Blues Singers of all Time

The Most Famous Blues Singers of all Time

CTI Records | Best Albums & The Creed Taylor Story

CTI Records | Best Albums & The Creed Taylor Story

Jazz At The Philharmonic | History, Musicians & The Concerts

Jazz At The Philharmonic | History, Musicians & The Concerts

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

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

Joe Lovano: 52nd Street Themes

Joe Lovano: 52nd Street Themes

10 Great Modern Jazz Saxophone Players

10 Great Modern Jazz Saxophone Players

Michael Brecker – The Career of a Jazz Saxophone Great

Michael Brecker – The Career of a Jazz Saxophone Great

Avant Garde Jazz History | Legendary Free Jazz Artists & Albums

Avant Garde Jazz History | Legendary Free Jazz Artists & Albums

The Best Jazz Trumpet Players of All Time [Expanded Edition]

The Best Jazz Trumpet Players of All Time [Expanded Edition]

Essential European Jazz Musicians to Check Out

Essential European Jazz Musicians to Check Out

Count Basie I The Atomic Mr. Basie (1957)

Count Basie I The Atomic Mr. Basie (1957)

Latin Jazz Music – The Best Albums & Artists

Latin Jazz Music – The Best Albums & Artists

Five of the Best Overhead Headphones for Music Lovers

Five of the Best Overhead Headphones for Music Lovers

Halloween Jazz Songs | 10 Spooky Songs For This October

Halloween Jazz Songs | 10 Spooky Songs For This October

The Six Best Books About Duke Ellington

The Six Best Books About Duke Ellington

10 of The Best Bebop Artists & Albums in Jazz History

10 of The Best Bebop Artists & Albums in Jazz History

Dixieland Jazz – The Music, The Musicians & The History

Dixieland Jazz – The Music, The Musicians & The History

Ellington At Newport | The 1956 Festival Story

Ellington At Newport | The 1956 Festival Story

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

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

Lee Konitz | 10 Albums From An Alto Sax Legend

Lee Konitz | 10 Albums From An Alto Sax Legend

The Best Headphones for Jazz | Our Top Five Picks

The Best Headphones for Jazz | Our Top Five Picks

The Best Jazz Pianists of All Time

The Best Jazz Pianists of All Time

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

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

Best Jazz Piano Albums of All Time

Best Jazz Piano Albums of All Time

The Best Jazz Podcasts | New Discoveries Around The World

The Best Jazz Podcasts | New Discoveries Around The World

What Is Modern Jazz? [7 of the Best Contemporary Jazz Artists Today]

What Is Modern Jazz? [7 of the Best Contemporary Jazz Artists Today]

The Procrastinator by Lee Morgan [Classic Jazz Album Spotlight]

The Procrastinator by Lee Morgan [Classic Jazz Album Spotlight]

The Best Jazz Drummers of All Time

The Best Jazz Drummers 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

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

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

9 Essential Types of Blues | Styles You Should Know

9 Essential Types of Blues | Styles You Should Know

Joe Zawinul | 10 Essential Recordings from a Jazz Fusion Pioneer

Joe Zawinul | 10 Essential Recordings from a Jazz Fusion Pioneer

What Is Gypsy Jazz and Who Made It Famous?

What Is Gypsy Jazz and Who Made It Famous?

The Best Trombones For Jazz… And Who Plays Them

The Best Trombones For Jazz… And Who Plays Them

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

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

Oscar Peterson | 10 Legendary Jazz Piano Recordings

Oscar Peterson | 10 Legendary Jazz Piano Recordings

Ten Essential Count Basie Recordings

Ten Essential Count Basie Recordings

The Most Famous Blues Musicians of All Time

The Most Famous Blues Musicians of All Time

Jazz Guitar: 10 of the Best Wes Montgomery Albums

Jazz Guitar: 10 of the Best Wes Montgomery Albums

10 of the Best Charles Mingus Albums in Jazz History

10 of the Best Charles Mingus Albums in Jazz History

Top Ten Jazz Guitar Songs for Beginners

Top Ten Jazz Guitar Songs for Beginners

Jazz Radio Stations Around The World

Jazz Radio Stations Around The World

The Best Charlie Christian Albums | Seven Top Picks

The Best Charlie Christian Albums | Seven Top Picks

The Best Jazz Fusion Albums of All Time

The Best Jazz Fusion Albums of All Time

Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train

Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train

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

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

Herbie Hancock | 10 Essential Albums To Check Out

Herbie Hancock | 10 Essential Albums To Check Out

Iconic Jazz Album Covers | Musicians & Record Labels

Iconic Jazz Album Covers | Musicians & Record Labels

10 of the Best Jazz History Books of All Time

10 of the Best Jazz History Books of All Time

Keith Jarrett | The Köln Concert (ECM Records)

Keith Jarrett | The Köln Concert (ECM Records)

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

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

10 Iconic Jazz Guitar Solos Everyone Should Know

10 Iconic Jazz Guitar Solos Everyone Should Know

Benny Golson | 10 Essential Recordings from the Jazz Giant

Benny Golson | 10 Essential Recordings from the Jazz Giant

Women In Jazz | 10 Iconic Female Instrumentalists

Women In Jazz | 10 Iconic Female Instrumentalists

Coleman Hawkins: Iconic Performances by the Tenor Saxophone Great

Coleman Hawkins: Iconic Performances by the Tenor Saxophone Great

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

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

Chet Baker Sings: A Classic Cool Jazz Album

Chet Baker Sings: A Classic Cool Jazz Album

Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock: Classic Jazz Fusion Album

Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock: Classic Jazz Fusion Album

Bill Evans – The Legendary Jazz Pianist

Bill Evans – The Legendary Jazz Pianist

Stan Getz | 10 Essential Albums from the Tenor Sax Great

Stan Getz | 10 Essential Albums from the Tenor Sax Great

Kenny Wheeler | 10 Iconic albums from The Jazz Trumpet Great

Kenny Wheeler | 10 Iconic albums from The Jazz Trumpet Great

The Best Male Jazz Singers of All Time [Countdown]

The Best Male Jazz Singers of All Time [Countdown]

Giant Steps | John Coltrane’s Groundbreaking Album

Giant Steps | John Coltrane’s Groundbreaking Album

Best Modal Jazz Albums & Artists in History

Best Modal Jazz Albums & Artists in History

1959 – The Year That Changed Jazz

1959 – The Year That Changed Jazz

Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else

Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else

10 of the Best Duke Ellington Songs

10 of the Best Duke Ellington Songs

Ella Fitzgerald | 10 of the Jazz Singers’ Best Albums

Ella Fitzgerald | 10 of the Jazz Singers’ Best Albums

Nina Simone | Her Life In 11 Legendary Song Performances

Nina Simone | Her Life In 11 Legendary Song Performances

The Best Smooth Jazz Songs [Beginner’s Guide]

The Best Smooth Jazz Songs [Beginner’s Guide]

10 Best Hard Bop Albums

10 Best Hard Bop Albums

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

The Best Jazz Saxophone Players In History [Jazz Legends]

The Best Jazz Saxophone Players In History [Jazz Legends]

Jazz Video Premieres | Jazzfuel

Jazz Video Premieres | Jazzfuel

Bix Beiderbecke | Biography & Music of the Early Jazz Legend

Bix Beiderbecke | Biography & Music of the Early Jazz Legend

The Most Iconic Frank Sinatra Songs Of All Time

The Most Iconic Frank Sinatra Songs Of All Time

Emily Remler | Essential Listening For An Iconic Jazz Guitarist

Emily Remler | Essential Listening For An Iconic Jazz Guitarist

Billy Strayhorn | Complete Guide To The American Jazz Composer

Billy Strayhorn | Complete Guide To The American Jazz Composer

20 of the Best Jazz Guitarists of All Time [Expanded Edition]

20 of the Best Jazz Guitarists of All Time [Expanded Edition]

10 Famous Large Ensemble Albums in Jazz

10 Famous Large Ensemble Albums in Jazz

Christmas Jazz Music (10 of the Best Xmas Songs)

Christmas Jazz Music (10 of the Best Xmas Songs)

The Best Jazz Songs of All Time [Expanded Edition]

The Best Jazz Songs of All Time [Expanded Edition]

Saxophonist Mark Turner | 10 of his Best Albums

Saxophonist Mark Turner | 10 of his Best Albums

The Best Albums Of Hank Mobley | Tenor Saxophone Hard Bop

The Best Albums Of Hank Mobley | Tenor Saxophone Hard Bop

Joe Henderson: 10 Essential Albums From the Tenor Sax Titan

Joe Henderson: 10 Essential Albums From the Tenor Sax Titan

Iconic Live Jazz Recordings (Listening Guide)

Iconic Live Jazz Recordings (Listening Guide)

10 of the Best Sarah Vaughan Albums

10 of the Best Sarah Vaughan Albums

A Guide to Jazz Festivals in Brazil [2021]

A Guide to Jazz Festivals in Brazil [2021]

Bing Crosby | Essential Albums of The Jazz Christmas Great

Bing Crosby | Essential Albums of The Jazz Christmas Great

Stride Piano: A Complete Guide To The Early Jazz Style

Stride Piano: A Complete Guide To The Early Jazz Style

Time Out | The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)

Time Out | The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)

Jazz duos | 10 Essential Albums You Need To Hear!

Jazz duos | 10 Essential Albums You Need To Hear!

Best Jazz Albums Of 2021 [Journalist Picks]

Best Jazz Albums Of 2021 [Journalist Picks]

Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come

Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come

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

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

Quotes About Jazz from 10 Legendary Musicians & Singers

Quotes About Jazz from 10 Legendary Musicians & Singers

10 Essential Thelonious Monk Albums [Jazz Legends Series]

10 Essential Thelonious Monk Albums [Jazz Legends Series]

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

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

Best Around Ear Headphones for Jazz

Best Around Ear Headphones for Jazz

Lennie Tristano | 10 Great Albums from the Jazz Innovator

Lennie Tristano | 10 Great Albums from the Jazz Innovator

Ornette Coleman | 10 Albums From The Free Jazz Legend

Ornette Coleman | 10 Albums From The Free Jazz Legend

Jim Hall | Five Great Albums from the Jazz Guitar Great

Jim Hall | Five Great Albums from the Jazz Guitar Great

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

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

Great Gifts for Jazz Lovers & Musicians [2022 Edition]

Great Gifts for Jazz Lovers & Musicians [2022 Edition]

Tony Williams – a jazz drumming great

Tony Williams – a jazz drumming great