The series, which first premiered on 18 April, pairs some of the biggest names in music with classic vinyl albums.
Blue Note is an iconic jazz label, so we've put together a list of its greatest albums. Check out our picks from the label's catalogue here.
Master drummer Art Blakey’s final release for Blue Note, ‘Indestructible’ found him living up to the album’s title, creating a timeless album.
Recorded between 1952 and ’54, the five Thelonious Monk Prestige 10” albums capture the maverick jazz pianist on some of his most important sessions.
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.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea described the late musician as ""one of the greatest drummers to ever walk this earth"
Roney also recorded as a sideman with jazz greats like McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea and Ornette Coleman.
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.
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.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
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.
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.