Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
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.
From the first talkie to modern films such as ‘Whiplash’, jazz and the movies have had a fruitful relationship. Here are 25 of the best jazz soundtracks.
‘Duets’ compiles the artist’s collaborations with Mary J. Blige, Eric Clapton, Shaggy, and Annie Lennox, among others.
Multiple Grammy-winning jazz superstar Herbie Hancock also picked up The PPL Lifetime Achievement Award.
The new clip is released to coincide with the lead up to the final week of Black History Month.
The 2020 ceremony will now take place as a closed event at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho on October 27 and will be livestreamed.
The debut Blue Note single from Herbie Hancock remains an influential touchstone, decades on from its initial release.
Bill Clinton, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Jon Batiste, and Jeff Goldblum are among those paying tribute to Bird's legacy.
‘It’s Time!’ found Jackie McLean returning to the driving swing rhythms of hard bop, but it certainly wasn’t a conservative session.
The track will also feature on the upcoming 'Blue Note Re:imagined' compilation, set for release on September 25.
From soul-jazz cuts to risk-taking avant-garde explorations, ‘Empyrean Isles’ revealed that Herbie Hancock was a musical chameleon and a jazz icon in the making.
The upcoming record features new interpretations of music originally created by trailblazing figures such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Bobby Hutcherson.
With ‘Contours’ Sam Rivers proved that he was an innovator who could advance post-bop jazz when all norms were being challenged.
Blue Note is an iconic jazz label, so we've put together a list of its greatest albums. Check out our picks from the label's catalogue here.