Recorded between 1952 and ’54, the five Thelonious Monk Prestige 10” albums capture the maverick jazz pianist on some of his most important sessions.
Leading many musicians through his “Hard Bop Academy,” Art Blakey was one of the most important jazz drummers in history.
Jazz played in a concert hall or a club is, for many, the pinnacle of the art form. Here are the 50 best live jazz albums of all time.
The Jazz Messengers were among the first modern jazz groups to tour Japan, and the adoring audiences were enthralled.
An essential intro to jazz for beginners, these 20 albums offer a guide to jazz that traces the music’s development over the 50s and 60s.
The Chicago-based drummer, producer, and beat scientist's new record puts a modern bounce on classics by Art Blakey, Hank Mobley and more.
From kit-bludgeoning belters to dependable backbeat-riders and technically gifted geniuses, these are the best drummers the world has ever known.
Master drummer Art Blakey’s final release for Blue Note, ‘Indestructible’ found him living up to the album’s title, creating a timeless album.
Across three sessions, from 1952 to 1954, Miles Davis recorded the majority of the sides he would release on Blue Note, with many jazz icons behind him.
Featuring Francis Wolff’s iconic photography and Reid Miles’ innovative typography, the best Blue Note album covers influenced mainstream graphic design.
Shelved after its original recording, ‘Minor Move’ was saxophonist Tina Brooks’ debut recording as a bandleader for Blue Note. It sounds revelatory today.
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.
Peterson, who played with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, kept the hard-bop tradition alive throughout his 40-year career.
Blue Note is unquestionably the most iconic jazz label there's ever been. Here are 50 highlights from the legendary imprint.
One of The Jazz Messengers’ strongest albums of the 60s, ‘Buhaina’s Delight’ finds Art Blakey leading his group through pulsating pieces of hard bop.