Blue Note Records

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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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First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
published: October 24, 2021

Dreaming In Lions

Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble
published: October 08, 2021


Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective
published: August 28, 2021

The Complete Live at the Lighthouse

Lee Morgan
published: July 26, 2021


Julian Lage
published: June 23, 2021

R+R=NOW - Live (Blue Note Club New York/2018)

published: June 14, 2021


Julian Lage
published: June 09, 2021


Dr. Lonnie Smith
published: May 15, 2021


GoGo Penguin
published: May 02, 2021

Tone Poem

Charles Lloyd
published: March 30, 2021

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