Recorded across two sessions, ‘The Sermon!’ finds the Hammond organ master Jimmy Smith at his finest for Blue Note, and pointing the future towards soul jazz.
Blue Note president Don Was talks about his love affair with jazz’s most iconic record label, and following in Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff’s footsteps.
Whether you’re an entry-level jazz fan or a hardcore aficionado with audiophile tendencies, the best jazz Christmas gifts have plenty to offer this year.
Taking creative risks in order to fully express herself, ‘The Fall’ forced fans and critics alike to rethink what a Norah Jones album should be.
Recorded at the iconic New York jazz venue, ‘State Of The Tenor: Live At The Village Vanguard, Volume 2’ is nothing less than magisterial.
‘Into Somethin’’ marked a notable transformation for soul jazz organist Larry Young – a significant release that showed he was onto a new way of thinking.
The famed Cuban percussionist performed with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, and Charlie Parker.
Brimming with passion, Andrew Hill’s Blue Note debut, ‘Black Fire’, was a deeply personal album, indicative of a highly original musical mind.
The pianist helped create the language of modern jazz and mapped out the genre’s trajectory as it moved into the 1950s and beyond.
Thanks to a forensic attention to detail, sound engineer Rudy Van Gelder’s studio was instrumental in creating the legendary Blue Note sound.
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.
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.
The track also features on the band's upcoming album, 'Share The Wealth', set for release through Blue Note on November 13.
The ‘Classic Vinyl Reissue Series’ celebrates the hallowed jazz label’s most enduring albums.
Mixing James Brown funk with his own soul jazz grooves, ‘Mr Shing-A-Ling’ found Lou Donaldson in the middle of a second creative burst for Blue Note.