09/12/12

Blue Note Records Launches Spotify App

App traces the storied label’s evolution from 1939 to the present

Blue Note Records has launched an app within the online music streaming service Spotify. According to a press release from the label, the app “provides a rich user experience by creating a space to explore and discover music spanning the entire history of the label from 1939 to present.”

The app can be downloaded here.

According to the press release, “The Blue Note app traces the label’s evolution from the early jazz of Sidney Bechet to the trailblazing bebop of Thelonious Monk, from Art Blakey’s quintessential hardbop thru Ornette Coleman’s avant-garde flights, from Jimmy Smith’s grinding organ soul jazz leading to Donald Byrd’s funky R&B fusion and on into today’s modern explorations such as Robert Glasper’s unique blend of jazz with hip hop, and beyond.”

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Sidney Bechet
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Art Blakey c/o Gretsch Drums

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Listeners can search by performer, album, style, instrument or year. The app also incorporates Spotify’s trademark social features such as building playlists and sharing favorite tracks with friends.

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