This month's iTunes.com/BlueNote spotlight honors the late, great Horace Silver. Explore the pianist's extensive Blue Note catalog & d/l the free podcast "Now Hear This" with host Don Was leading a tour across Horace's illustrious career at http://itunes.com/bluenote.
Jimmy Smith may have reinvented the possibilities of the Hammond B3, but Blue Note’s roster of organists went far deeper from the funky grooves of Lonnie Smith to the Contranesque explorations of Larry Young. Explore them all with our Spotify playlist “Classic Blue Note: Vital Organs”: http://open.spotify.com/user/bluenoterecords/playlist/5QKBNp5wM86B42PlUmAbWz
Make it a Herbie Weekend with our new playlist "Herbie Hancock: 1960s Leader & Sideman Masters" on Spotify or Rdio. Hancock was an impressive presence on Blue Note Records throughout the 1960s making over 30 sideman appearances & releasing 7 masterful albums as a leader. Here we collect every available track chronologically that the great pianist appeared on during that decade, 24 hours of incredible music! http://smarturl.it/HerbieHancock1960s
Trumpeter & composer Ambrose Akinmusire's profound new album "the imagined savior is far easier to paint" comes out March 11 but you can pre-order now on iTunes & get one track right away: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagined-savior-is-far-easier/id816479578 [photo by Autumn de Wilde]