On March 3, 1939, the first Blue Note Records songs were officially released.
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.
The album is widely respected as an early example of the way that jazz was beginning to acknowledge the fledgling funk sound.
Featuring ten new, self-penned Xmas tunes, the album is out now on Island Records in the UK and Europe and Blue Note in the US.
The band's third album for Blue Note, it was recorded in just two days at The Bunker in Brooklyn with Cline and Eli Crews co-producing.
The single came from his new Blue Note album of the time, 'Places and Spaces.'
Recorded at the iconic New York jazz venue, ‘State Of The Tenor: Live At The Village Vanguard, Volume 2’ is nothing less than magisterial.
The Chicago singer was badly in need of a hit when his 'Live!' album started to sell, then he recorded a single that topped the R&B chart.
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.
The ‘Classic Vinyl Reissue Series’ celebrates the hallowed jazz label’s most enduring albums.
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.
The album features a vivid set of nine new original Miles compositions performed by a dextrous quintet also featuring guitarist Bill Frisell.
'Who Are You?' will be released October 23 on vinyl, CD, and digital formats via Blue Note Records.
Recorded in October 1965 and released the following year, ‘Cape Verdean Blues’ by Horace Silver deserves to be more widely heard.
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in September 1957, ‘Blue Train’ is one of John Coltrane's masterpieces.