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.
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.
Recorded between 1952 and ’54, the five Thelonious Monk Prestige 10” albums capture the maverick jazz pianist on some of his most important sessions.
Moanin’ is a hard bop classic and a major album that established Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers as one of jazz’s premier outfits.
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.
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.
The opening track from the LP, 'Hipsippy Blues,' is now available to stream or download.
The series, which first premiered on 18 April, pairs some of the biggest names in music with classic vinyl albums.