Jazz organ genius Jimmy Smith cracked the Billboard Hot 100 charts 12 times, including one of his biggest successes, ‘Hobo Flats’, on 18 May 1963.
An essential introduction to jazz for beginners, these 20 albums offer a guide to jazz that traces the music’s development over the 50s and 60s.
Throughout 2019, Verve and Impulse! will be making no fewer than 40 key albums from the 1950s, '60s and '70s available again on black vinyl.
Recorded across two sessions, ‘The Sermon!’ finds the Hammond organ master Jimmy Smith at his finest for Blue Note, and pointing the future towards soul jazz.
From its glitzy beginnings to its hair metal heyday, we’re tracing the history of the Whisky a Go Go, one of the most storied clubs in America.
We present a uDiscover Music playlist celebrating Laurens Hammond's fantastic invention, starring Jimmy Smith, Booker T and the MGs, Procol Harum and many more.
Founded in 1939 by Alfred Lion, Blue Note is loved, respected and revered as one of the most important record labels in the history of music.
The 'Show Boat' tune became one of the master organist's dozen appearances on the Hot 100.
Jimmy Smith’s 'The Cat' cuts through grease like fresh battery acid.
Our tribute to Laurens Hammond, the creator of the Hammond organ, whose fantastic invention features on some of the great tracks in music history.
From the Hammond B-3 to synths and drum machines, as technology advanced throughout the decades, so artists pushed music into the future. uDiscover traces the fascinating history.
Jazz played in a concert hall or a club is for many the pinnacle of the art form and here are the 50 best live jazz albums of all time.
Mose Allison, who has died at the age of 89, was a huge presence in jazz and blues, but his influence was also greatly felt in the rock and pop arena.
The great jazz drummer Billy Hart, still drumming up a storm at 75, is currently on tour in the US with his quartet.
People way too often overlook Jimmy Smith today, and that’s been true for a far too long. His Hammond organ playing influenced just about everyone...