Thanks to a forensic attention to detail, sound engineer Rudy Van Gelder’s studio was instrumental in creating the legendary Blue Note sound.
In an exclusive interview, Erin Davis and Vince Wilburn talk about the legacy of the album that took Miles Davis “where he wanted to go”.
Left on the shelf for almost two decades, ‘Comin’ Your Way’ eventually offered a vivid snapshot of the soul jazz style at the peak of its popularity.
A milestone in jazz, ‘At The Pershing: But Not For Me’ became “one of the biggest records in the history of Chess”. Ahmad Jamal recalls how that happened.
From Robert Glasper to Kandace Springs, Gregory Porter and GoGo Penguin, there are many Blue Note musicians keeping jazz relevant as the label turns 80.
With an effortless sense of cool, ‘Nat King Cole At The Sands’ found the pianist and singer proving he could swing as well as Sinatra in Vegas.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
One of the building blocks of rock’n’roll, Willie Dixon’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ has been recorded by everyone from Muddy Waters to and Motörhead.
It’s not a white Christmas without Ol’ Blue Eyes… The best Frank Sinatra Christmas songs have a unique magic that brings the holiday season to life.
Recorded between 1952 and ’54, the five Thelonious Monk Prestige 10” albums capture the maverick jazz pianist on some of his most important sessions.
Profoundly exploratory, ‘Workin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet’ proved that Miles Davis has assembled one of the most progressive groups in jazz.
Released during a transitional phase for Blue Note, the ‘Blue Mode’ album revealed Hammond disciple Reuben Wilson to be a soul-jazz master.
Faced with a dilapidated piano and suffering from back aches and sleep withdrawal, Keith Jarrett recorded a legendary jazz album, ‘The Köln Concert’.
Combining previous single releases with covers of contemporary hits, William Bell’s ‘The Soul Of A Bell’ album remains his definitive artistic statement.
Recorded in a burst of creativity, the Miles Davis Quintet’s Prestige Sessions found the trumpeter running “a masterclass in working the tunes”.