Blue Note Records

150 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
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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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  1. Just Coolin' Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
    Just Coolin'
    April 03, 2020
  2. The Women Who Raised Me Kandace Springs
    The Women Who Raised Me
    March 23, 2020
  3. Canvas Robert Glasper
    Canvas
    March 20, 2020
  4. Open Sesame Freddie Hubbard
    Open Sesame
    March 19, 2020
  5. 8: Kindred Spirits (Live at The Lobero) Charles Lloyd
    8: Kindred Spirits (Live at The Lobero)
    February 01, 2020
  6. Harmony Bill Frisell
    Harmony
    November 05, 2019
  7. Ocean in a Drop GoGo Penguin
    Ocean in a Drop
    October 19, 2019
  8. Harmony Bill Frisell
    Harmony
    September 29, 2019
  9. Harmony Bill Frisell
    Harmony
    September 27, 2019
  10. Ethiopian Knights Donald Byrd
    Ethiopian Knights
    August 16, 2019

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