Herbie Hancock

Adrian Younge
Blue Note Records
Blue Note Records
Record Rundown
10 top records from world-famous Beat Junkie DJ Babu
DJ Babu, part of the World Famous Beat Junkies and Dilated Peoples, shares his top ten records, a list that tells the story of his maturation as a kid in Oxnard to a world-class, international DJ.
Painting by Dion Bello
Sam Greenlee’s debut novel, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, drew up the blueprint for Black nationalization
Former propaganda officer wrote a novel serving as an insurrectionist blueprint for uprooting oppressive governments from the inside out.
"The Spook Who Sat by the Door" film still
The Nod
Blue Note Turns 75
Remasters and vinyl reissues
George Benson
The Other Side of Abbey Road
The Nod
Herbie Hancock: The Complete Columbia Album Collection: 1972–1988
Label releases mammoth box set of legendary pianist
Daft Punk go from sampling disco records to creating a dance masterpiece
"We definitely come from this sampling generation of people that witnessed the arrival and limitations of the sampler."
Daft Punk at Artform Studio, L.A. Photo by Nabil Elderkin.
Before finding international success and stardom with a string of well-known radio hits, Billy Ocean grinded on the U.K. circuit for well over a decade
The singer released a handful of singles and four relatively unknown albums, which included a mix of Caribbean-influenced R&B, club-shaking disco, and synth-filled boogie
Billy Ocean by Don Hunstein/Sony Music Ent. Archives.
Analog Out
Rhodes Electric Piano
Harold Rhodes left a bright legacy
Fender Rhodes
Singer-songwriter Eugene McDaniels reinvented himself as a folk-soul outlaw
"If you listen to Outlaw, you listen to Headless Heroes, everybody missed the point, well, not everybody, but a lot of people missed the point. It’s humor; I was just having fun, it was fun."
Gene McDaniels
DJ Mix/Guest Blog
A mixtape of curious jazz sounds, curated by John "L.A. Jay" Barnes III
Anomalous (new) 5 - blue name - LARGE
New Music
Guitarist Rafiq Bhatia reimagines jazz
Premiere of "Once" (featuring Billy Hart)
Rafiq Bhatia
Prince and reed man Eric Leeds teamed up to create two albums under the moniker Madhouse
Madhouse, for the relatively few paying attention, was one of those riddles wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Eric Leeds in the Madhouse promo photo (original photo B&W).
Esperanza Spalding TV
milesjack TV
Best of Both Worlds
Robert Glasper brings jazz into the modern age
Robert Glasper
Sesame Street Soul
Forty years of funky television
Sesame Street TV
Issue 37 Michael Jackson