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Jazz, where do you begin…

Jazz spawned in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from the African American communities from New Orleans. Developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, Jazz has become one of the most influential genres in the history of music, with echoes being heard from Hip-Hop to Punk and modern day Dance.

We have picked a few of our favourite stand out albums, all and loads more available in store now.


Charles Mingus – The Clown

“The Clown was Charles Mingus’ second masterpiece in a row, upping the already intense emotional commitment of Pithecanthropus Erectus and burning with righteous anger and frustration.

Mingus tries to evoke something specific with every piece, and even his most impressionistic forays have a strong storytelling quality.” – Allmusic

Available on:
CD – £3


Ornette Coleman – The Shape Of Jazz To Come

“Ornette Coleman’s Atlantic debut, The Shape of Jazz to Come, was a watershed event in the genesis of avant-garde jazz, profoundly steering its future course and throwing down a gauntlet that some still haven’t come to grips with.” – Allmusic

Available on:
CD – £3

Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles

“Charles spent the Fifties working hard to pioneer his own sound: fusing jazz, gospel and the blues into the new soul style that reshaped American music. But on Genius he relaxes for some easy-swinging pop, with big-band arrangements.” – Rolling Stone

Available on:
CD – £3


Miles Davis – Tutu

“the album, whose striking monochrome sleeve stylized the trumpeter’s austere, sculptural, late-years beauty, had something that captured the imagination of many outside of the world of jazz.” – BBC Music

Available on:
CD – £3


Herbie Hancock – Fat Albert Rotunda

“Centered around some soundtrack music that Herbie Hancock wrote for Bill Cosby’s Fat Albert cartoon show, Fat Albert Rotunda was Hancock’s first full-fledged venture into jazz-funk — and his last until Head Hunters — making it a prophetic release.” – Allmusic

Available on:
CD – £3






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