A unique collaboration between Joni Mitchell and Charles Mingus, ‘Mingus’ was the crowning album in an innovative period of creativity.
Far from a regular ‘folk’ album, Joni Mitchell’s debut, ‘Song To A Seagull’, explored her voracious exploratory impulse.
With her ‘Both Sides Now’ album of 2000, Joni Mitchell looked to songbooks of the past in order to demonstrate her interpretative prowess.
Putting the idea of Joni Mitchell as a sensitive folk singer to bed, ‘Court And Spark’ was a jazz-infused triumph that changed her career.
With the double-album ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’, Joni Mitchell embraced jazz to fascinating and exploratory effect.
Hailed as ‘a crystal-clear distillation’ of Tim Buckley’s talent, the ‘Blue Afternoon’ album set him up for his most experimental work.
Using their instruments to tell stories of love, loss and life, the best jazz saxophonists express what it is to be human…
From dazzling hornblowers to soulful singers and visionary composers, the best jazz musicians were innovators who expanded the genre.
Released years after his dispute with Warner Bros, ‘The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale’ hinted at some of the paths Prince could have taken.
From finger-clicking swingers to lovelorn laments and vehicles for virtuosic improv, the best jazz songs continue to resonate.
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