Recorded at the iconic New York jazz venue, ‘State Of The Tenor: Live At The Village Vanguard, Volume 2’ is nothing less than magisterial.
Recorded between 1952 and ’54, the five Thelonious Monk Prestige 10” albums capture the maverick jazz pianist on some of his most important sessions.
‘Into Somethin’’ marked a notable transformation for soul jazz organist Larry Young – a significant release that showed he was onto a new way of thinking.
Released in 1984, 'Solid' defined the synthetic sound of 80s R&B and, with its infectious title track, marked the commercial peak for Ashford & Simpson.
Brimming with passion, Andrew Hill’s Blue Note debut, ‘Black Fire’, was a deeply personal album, indicative of a highly original musical mind.
The saxophone remains an iconic instrument in jazz, mastered by many musical geniuses. uDiscover Music celebrates the 50 best jazz saxophonists of all time.
The pianist helped create the language of modern jazz and mapped out the genre’s trajectory as it moved into the 1950s and beyond.
Thanks to a forensic attention to detail, sound engineer Rudy Van Gelder’s studio was instrumental in creating the legendary Blue Note sound.
Up there with his legendary ‘The Köln Concert’, ‘Munich 2016’ finds Keith Jarrett drawing inspiration from the moment and creating a transcendent high.
Mixing James Brown funk with his own soul jazz grooves, ‘Mr Shing-A-Ling’ found Lou Donaldson in the middle of a second creative burst for Blue Note.
Though in the twilight of his years in 1987, when Sinatra took to the stage in Dallas he clearly remained in terrific shape, still in love with performing.
A searing hard bop manifesto, Johnny Griffin’s ‘The Congregation’ album is a high-water mark in both the saxophonist’s and the label’s history.
After being shelved for over 30 years, Grant Green’s ‘Born To Be Blue’ album finally received the attention it truly deserved.
The debut Blue Note single from Herbie Hancock remains an influential touchstone, decades on from its initial release.
Eclectic and seductive, ‘Glamoured’ remains a potent crystallisation of Cassandra Wilson’s unique style, and a key release in the singer’s canon.