Blue Note Records

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150 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
ph. 212.786.8634

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The Finest In Jazz Since 1939.

Blue Note Records has aimed to uphold that distinction over the nearly 70 years since its first recording session. Founded as a small independent label, Blue Note has gone on to become the premiere Jazz label in the world, and also the longest running.

It took the joining of many natural forces to create and define one of the greatest Jazz labels there has ever been: Jazz-loving German immigrants on the run from Nazism (Alfred Lion & Francis Wolff), a New Jersey optometrist moonlighting as a recording engineer (Rudy Van Gelder), a classical music-loving commercial designer (Reid Miles), and slews of the most incredible musicians that have ever walked the earth (too many to name them all here). The elements that each brought to the table—impeccable A&R instincts, elegant and insightful photography, sterling sound quality, strikingly original cover artwork, and consistently transcendent music—were all essential to the label's early success, the whole could not have existed without each of the parts.

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  1. Shift Logan Richardson
    Shift (February 11, 2016)
  2. Evolution Dr Lonnie Smith
    Evolution (February 09, 2016)
  3. I Long to See You Charles Lloyd and The Marvels
    I Long to See You (January 27, 2016)
  4. Evolution Dr. Lonnie Smith
    Evolution (January 04, 2016)
  5. We Are the Drum Kendrick Scott Oracle
    We Are the Drum (December 24, 2015)
  6. Detroit Jazz City Various Artists
    Detroit Jazz City (December 20, 2015)
  7. The Blue Note Albums Wayne Shorter
    The Blue Note Albums (November 30, 2015)
  8. Everyday Yaron Herman
    Everyday (November 17, 2015)
  9. GAÏA Lionel Loueke
    GAÏA (November 08, 2015)
  10. GAïA Lionel Loueke
    GAïA (October 25, 2015)
  11. We Are The Drum Kendrick Scott Oracle
    We Are The Drum (September 17, 2015)
  12. Afrodeezia Marcus Miller
    Afrodeezia (July 13, 2015)
  13. Wild Man Dance Charles Lloyd
    Wild Man Dance (May 21, 2015)
  14. Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday José James
    Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday (April 21, 2015)
  15. Nostalgia Annie Lennox
    Nostalgia (January 31, 2015)
  16. All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller Jason Moran
    All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller (October 03, 2014)
  17. While You Were Sleeping Jose James
    While You Were Sleeping (August 24, 2014)
  18. Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock
    Maiden Voyage (June 20, 2014)
  19. Takuya Kuroda: Rising Son Takuya Kuroda
    Takuya Kuroda: Rising Son (April 21, 2014)
  20. Landmarks Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band
    Landmarks (April 10, 2014)
  21. Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band: Landmarks Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
    Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band: Landmarks (April 09, 2014)
  22. The imagined savior is far easier to paint Ambrose Akinmusire
    The imagined savior is far easier to paint (March 11, 2014)
  23. Dial "S" For Sonny Sonny Clark
    Dial "S" For Sonny (December 14, 2013)
  24. Black Radio 2 Robert Glasper Experiment
    Black Radio 2 (December 09, 2013)
  25. Liquid Spirit Gregory Porter
    Liquid Spirit (September 04, 2013)
  26. Mode for Joe Joe Henderson
    Mode for Joe (August 29, 2013)
  27. Easy Living Ike Quebec
    Easy Living (August 28, 2013)
  28. Live Today Derrick Hodge
    Live Today (August 05, 2013)
  29. Magnetic Terence Blanchard
    Magnetic (May 23, 2013)
  30. Hank Mobley: The Feelin's Good Hank Mobley
    Hank Mobley: The Feelin's Good (March 31, 2013)
  31. No Beginning No End Jose James
    No Beginning No End (March 24, 2013)
  32. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Moanin' Art Blakey
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Moanin' (March 19, 2013)
  33. El Tiempo De La Revolución Erik Truffaz Quartet
    El Tiempo De La Revolución (March 13, 2013)
  34. No Begining No End Jose James
    No Begining No End (February 10, 2013)
  35. Without a Net Wayne Shorter Quartet
    Without a Net (February 07, 2013)
  36. Without a Net Wayne Shorter
    Without a Net (February 07, 2013)
  37. My True Story Aaron Neville
    My True Story (February 06, 2013)
  38. Wayne Shorter Quartet: Without a Net Wayne Shorter Quartet
    Wayne Shorter Quartet: Without a Net (January 29, 2013)
  39. No Begining No End Jose James
    No Begining No End (January 23, 2013)
  40. My True Story Aaron Neville
    My True Story (January 14, 2013)
  41. Into Something Larry Young
    Into Something (January 05, 2013)
  42. Basra Pete La Roca
    Basra (January 03, 2013)
  43. Born to Sing: No Plan B Van Morrison
    Born to Sing: No Plan B (November 12, 2012)
  44. In 'N Out Joe Henderson
    In 'N Out (November 06, 2012)
  45. Born to Sing - No Plan B Van Morrison
    Born to Sing - No Plan B (October 30, 2012)
  46. Inventions and Dimensions Herbie Hancock
    Inventions and Dimensions (September 16, 2012)
  47. Heritage Lionel Loueke
    Heritage (August 31, 2012)
  48. Heritage Lionel Loueke
    Heritage (August 30, 2012)
  49. Heritage Lionel Loueke
    Heritage (August 21, 2012)
  50. Spirit Fiction Ravi Coltrane
    Spirit Fiction (June 25, 2012)

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