In between bebop’s waning days and the full flowering of free jazz, a crafty cadre of forward-thinking artists gave jazz new wings.
Blue Note’s output was so prolific that many of its greatest sessions got shelved. These lost Blue Note albums more than deserve their due.
From those who dazzled with their virtuosity to groundbreaking innovators, these are some of the best jazz vibraphonists to ever grab the mallets.
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.
Blue Note is unquestionably the most iconic jazz label there's ever been. Here are 50 highlights from the legendary imprint.
On 'Mode For Joe,' Joe Henderson delivers an exciting glimpse of the future while managing to keep one foot in the hard-bop past.
An album that captures the young vibraphonist acknowledging jazz tradition before he traveled to other, less-frequented, musical destinations.
A legendary jazz sideman, Chambers previously played on landmark Blue albums from artists such as Wayne Shorter and Bobby Hutcherson.
Launched in 2019, the Tone Poet series features all-analog, 180g audiophile vinyl reissues that are mastered from the original master tape.
The upcoming record features new interpretations of music originally created by trailblazing figures such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Bobby Hutcherson.
Blue Note Records are set to release the 23-year-old, Chicago-born star's debut on 3 May.
The new release follows the sellout success of the first volume and is again curated by Blue Note president Don Was.
Born in 1941, he recorded over 40 albums, many for Blue note Records and his vibraphone playing was both unique and brilliant. Bobby Hutcherson RIP
Storied saxophone player Charles Lloyd has signed with Blue Note, and will have his first album for the label in more than 30 years released in April.
An all star concert to celebrate 75 years of Blue Note Records is now available on the National Public Radio web site (Blue Note at 75, The Concert).