Jazz music is one of the world’s truly great art forms. From its roots in the polyrhythmic improvisations of Sub-Saharan Africa, to the incorporation of western instruments like the double bass and piano, to the global recognition of superstars like Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, the history of jazz is as complex and diverse as the music itself.
At Amazon.com, we offer a complete selection of jazz music encompassing all subgenres, hundreds of popular artists, and thousands of compilation records. The earliest influences on jazz music came from popular ragtime composers like Scott Joplin, who incorporated African polyrhythms into more traditional western music. As the sound and feel of jazz evolved, visionary band leaders like Duke Ellington and Count Basie toured the country and made recordings with their big bands, further expanding the appeal and influence of jazz music. As swing gave way to the more complex and improvisational methods of bebop and cool jazz throughout the 40s and 50s, rising stars like Charlie Parker and Miles Davis firmly established jazz as a great American musical form.
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For burgeoning jazz fans, we offer a selection of compilation and retrospective albums that offer an excellent introduction to various artists, genres, and eras in jazz music, and feature some of the most well-known compositions and recordings available.
Few musical forms have inspired as much creativity and diversity as jazz. You can experience the depth and breadth of the genre with high-fidelity recordings of classic jazz music from Amazon.com.