Blue Note Records


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


Blue Note Records

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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    Love In A Time Of Madness
    May 10, 2017
  2. Parking Lot Symphony Trombone Shorty
    Parking Lot Symphony
    May 03, 2017
  3. Masters Of War Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with Lucinda Williams
    Masters Of War
    January 29, 2017
  4. Man Made Object GoGo Penguin
    Man Made Object
    January 13, 2017
  5. Lovers Nels Cline
    September 23, 2016
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    September 20, 2016
  7. Lovers Nels Cline
    September 13, 2016
  8. The Blue Note Albums Herbie Hancock
    The Blue Note Albums
    August 15, 2016
  9. Lovers Nels Cline
    August 12, 2016
  10. Classic! Live at Newport Joe Lovano Quartet
    Classic! Live at Newport
    August 01, 2016


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