Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
Recorded between 1952 and ’54, the five Thelonious Monk Prestige 10” albums capture the maverick jazz pianist on some of his most important sessions.
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.
People way too often overlook Jimmy Smith today, and that’s been true for a far too long. His Hammond organ playing influenced just about everyone.
Featuring one of Art Blakey’s most vital Jazz Messengers line-ups, ‘Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World’ is a stunning live album.
Moanin’ is a hard bop classic and a major album for Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers that established them as one of jazz’s premier outfits.
Shelved after its original recording, ‘Minor Move’ was saxophonist Tina Brooks’ debut recording as a bandleader for Blue Note. It sounds revelatory today.
Leading many musicians through his “Hard Bop Academy”, Art Blakey was one of the most important jazz drummers in history.
Master drummer Art Blakey’s final release for Blue Note, ‘Indestructible’ found him living up to the album’s title, creating a timeless album.
From kit-bludgeoning belters to dependable backbeat-riders and technically gifted geniuses, these are the best drummers the world has ever known.
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.
An essential introduction to jazz for beginners, these 20 albums offer a guide to jazz that traces the music’s development over the 50s and 60s.
Featuring Francis Wolff’s iconic photography and Reid Miles’ innovative typography, the best Blue Note album covers influenced mainstream graphic design.
The series will celebrate the bespoke imagery of the label's classic era with framed canvas prints in archival quality,
The iconic Blue Note record label was established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, releasing both traditional and modern jazz music in various forms ever since.