In 1959 Evans appeared on Kind of Blue, widely considered the greatest jazz album of all time, which included significant input from him, including the composition “Blue In Green”. But that was just one highlight from his career...
Sonny Rollins' improvisations are a stream of brilliant ideas on phrasing, timing and timbre that enable him to skate over a given chord sequence for endless bars without losing the listener’s interest
Courtney Pine became one of the key standard-bearers of British jazz in the ‘80s, and, more specifically, the emblem of a new generation of London-based black players of West Indian origin who opted to play acoustic bebop rather than electric fusion
Bud Powell developed a style that had a sweeping grandeur when he played at the high tempos beloved of the gifted horn players – such as Gillespie and ‘Fats’ Navarro – he admired and worked with
Robert Glasper’s eclecticism and his love of the human voice, both by way of singers and rappers, as well as state of the art production gives him an artistic identity very much of his own