Jazz Playlist is a weekly updated pick by editors of iTunes of the best jazz for the last seven days.
Jazz emerged on the scene at the start of the 20th century. The music is of black American origin with many artists using improvisation forceful rhythm to compose.
The instruments used Brass, woodwind, guitar and piano help give the genre its distinctive sound so loved by fans around the world.
There are many different styles of jazz like Dixieland, swing, bebop and free jazz. Many of the biggest-selling jazz musicians like Miles Davis, Juke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Louis Armstrong, Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball have influenced artists of today.
The album, Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis is considered by many to be the greatest and most influential jazz album ever recorded. It regularly tops all time best-selling lists.
In 2002 it was chosen by the Library of Congress for the National Recording Registry, one of fifty that was included.
In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Kind Of Blue number twelve on their 500 greatest albums of all time list.
The Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) gave the album a 4x Platinum certificate, which indicates sales of over four million copies.
The biggest-selling jazz single ever is ” Take Five ” by Dave Brubeck Quartet. Composed by Paul Desmond, it was released on the 21st of September 1959 and reissued on the 22nd of May 1961. It was the 60s release that gained popularity and chart success.
In the United States it peaked at number twenty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 and since then has been used in many TV shows and movies. Today the jazz standard still receives significant airplay on radio stations around the world.
The Jazz Playlist featured here is a showcase for the music across the decades, a good way to get introduced to the music if you are new to the genre.
The Jazz Playlist is updated automatically each week, giving you a good selection of the classic and new tracks.
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