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.
Blue Note is unquestionably the most iconic jazz label there's ever been. Here are 50 highlights from the legendary imprint.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. John's remarkable musical legacy spans funk, blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, rock, psychedelic rock, and pop. His influence is monumental.
The set features four fabulously festive titles from Ella Fitzgerald, Kenny Burrell, Ramsey Lewis, and Jimmy Smith.
The 'Show Boat' tune became one of the master organist's dozen appearances on the Hot 100.
Jazz played in a concert hall or a club is, for many, the pinnacle of the art form. Here are the 50 best live jazz albums of all time.
Jimmy Smith’s 'The Cat' cuts through grease like fresh battery acid.
On 23 July 1966, jazz organ genius Jimmy Smith had a lesser-known UK chart entry on the EP countdown with 'Swinging With The Incredible Jimmy Smith,' featuring 'Hobo Flats.'
Our tribute to Laurens Hammond, the creator of the Hammond organ, whose fantastic invention features on some of the great tracks in music history.
Jimmy Smith was an innovative jazz organist who had a prolific solo career and collaborated with artists like Quincy Jones and Frank Sinatra.
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.
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.