With ‘Contours’ Sam Rivers proved that he was an innovator who could advance post-bop jazz when all norms were being challenged.
With ‘Now He Sings, Now He Sobs’, Chick Corea proved himself a master of the piano and created a work that spoke to the vicissitudes of life.
Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman, Blue Note 80 features mid-priced 180g vinyl releases spanning the many eras of the label’s history.
This year's event has already confirmed stellar artists such as Gladys Knight, Jamie Cullum and Chick Corea.
On that fateful 3 March 1939, it was the release date for the first two Blue Note recordings.
An overlooked gem among Wayne Shorter’s formidable work, ‘Etcetera’ only gets better with time – just like the legendary jazz saxophonist himself.
Norah Jones’ multi-Grammy-winning debut album, ‘Come Away With Me’, is one of the 21st Century’s must-own recordings, and an instant classic.
The album includes seven stylistically diverse tracks recorded with collaborators including Thomas Bartlett and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
The model features sleek all-black look with blue accents to celebrate the legendary jazz label’s 80th anniversary.
With their fourth album, ‘A Humdrum Star’, GoGo Penguin deliver proof that they’re working at the forefront of today’s jazz trios.
Praised by label president Don Was for having “cracked the Blue Note code”, Joe Harley’s ‘Tone Poet’ vinyl remasters are essential listening.
With ‘Face To Face’, Blue Note organist “Baby Face” Willette brought a distinctive sound and a new dynamism to jazz before disappearing into obscurity.
The debut album by a prolific musician, ‘Grant’s First Stand’ is a significant work that set out the Blue Note musician’s highly personal manifesto.
Back at home on Blue Note, the label that made his name, Dr Lonnie Smith speaks to uDiscover Music about his 2018 album, ‘All In My Mind’.
Accompanied by a graphic novel, ‘Emanon’ is a profoundly evocative allegory for our times, illuminating the genius of saxophonist Wayne Shorter.