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.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
Left on the shelf for almost two decades, ‘Chant’ is a early 60s Donald Byrd classic that finds the trumpeter in exceptional form.
The best Herbie Hancock albums reveal the jazz pianist to be a musical pathfinder that broke down barriers at every opportunity.
With his final release for Blue Note, ‘The Prisoner’, Herbie Hancock got “closer to the real me… than on any previous” album.
The releases will contain bonus footage filmed at Montreux Jazz Festival and a 16-page hardcover book.
The classically trained jazz pianist has always straddled the two worlds of jazz and hip-hop, most audibly on pathfinding albums the likes of ‘Black Radio’.
The film about the life, work and legacy of the jazz master debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last year, and had a brief run in theatres.
The history of recorded jazz is hard to pin down. So many conflicting stories make up a rich patchwork that guides us towards the truth of how jazz began.
This is a genuine classic, in a world where that has become an overused citation. Stevie Wonder’s 18th album is among the greatest albums of all time.
This year, the highly-feted event will present more than 1000 musicians in over 150 performances across its 3 days.
The original version of the track first appeared on Beck's recent studio album, 'Hyperspace', which is out now on Capitol Records.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
TV and film composer Brian Reitzell always turns to the Blue Note label for inspiration. Here are the 16 tracks he can’t live without.