The Chicago singer was badly in need of a hit when his 'Live!' album started to sell and then he recorded a single that topped the R&B chart.
The lead track 'Yehlisan’uMoya' ('Spirit Come Down') is available now to stream or download.
It was Rudy Van Gelder’s brilliant engineering skills that give so many jazz recordings, in particular those for Blue Note Records, their distinctive sound.
Recorded in October 1963, Song For My Father, from Blue Note's long serving star pianist, Horace Silver, sounds as good today as the day it was recorded.
A searing hard bop manifesto, Johnny Griffin’s ‘The Congregation’ album is a high-water mark in both the saxophonist’s and the label’s history.
Recorded in October 1965 and released the following year Cape Verdean Blues by Horace Silver deserves to be more widely heard.
‘Blue Train’ is part of Blue Note’s fabled 1500 Series that presents a collector’s savvy curation of 10 classic albums with studio quality sound via Apple Digital Masters.
The artwork of the legendary Blue Note jazz record label has come to represent everything that is brilliant and innovative in album cover design.
The album features new writing as well as material reimagined from Frisell's catalogue and interpretations of staples of jazz and Americana.
Each artist will each perform their own set, before sharing a finale of a celebrated Blue Note recording.
Setting the benchmark for modern jazz, the Blue Note 1500 series helped to give the record label its identity, while providing a goldmine for collectors.
'Take It Away' is the latest in an ongoing series of highly-acclaimed single the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has released over the past two years.
The film explores the vision behind the famous jazz institution, and will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally.
A history of Detroit music is wider-ranging than almost any other city’s. Everything from blues to soul and techno calls Motor City home…
Music’s myriad subgenres have inspired some of the most enduring documentaries of our age. Here are the 37 best music documentaries of the past 50 years.