Founded in 1939 by Alfred Lion, Blue Note is loved, respected, and revered as one of the most important record labels in the history of music.
Blue Note is unquestionably the most iconic jazz label there's ever been. Here are 50 highlights from the legendary imprint.
The schedule includes classic titles from artists including Andrew Hill, Dexter Gordon, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter and many more.
In between bebop’s waning days and the full flowering of free jazz, a crafty cadre of forward-thinking artists gave jazz new wings.
Brimming with passion, Andrew Hill’s Blue Note debut, ‘Black Fire’, was a deeply personal album, indicative of a highly original musical mind.
Blue Note’s output was so prolific that many of its greatest sessions got shelved. These lost Blue Note albums more than deserve their due.
TV and film composer Brian Reitzell always turns to the Blue Note label for inspiration. Here are the 16 tracks he can’t live without.
Including career-defining sessions that continue to make their influence felt, the best jazz albums of all time offer a wealth of stunning, must-hear music.