Our expert commentary on jazz’s best in 3 handy categories.
GIFT IDEAS FOR COLLECTORS
Looking for a special gift for the jazz lover in your life? Whether it’s a luxury box set or a beautiful Tone Poet reissue, you can’t go wrong with vinyl. Let us guide you through a clutch of choice cuts guaranteed to stay on repeat.
NEW INTO JAZZ
So you’ve started listening to jazz, but the sheer volume of music, eras and styles feels slightly overwhelming? Here’s a guide to a few quite accessible albums that might be right for you, depending on what you usually like and which musical background you’re coming from.
ALBUMS EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE
Looking for a gift for someone who’s recently started collecting jazz? Here are seven definitive albums from the Blue Note, Verve, Impulse! and ECM catalogues, all of them released in an extremely fertile period of the genre – the 1960s and early 1970s.