From iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists both shaped the genre and revolutionized the role of the piano in music.
Blue Note is unquestionably the most iconic jazz label there's ever been. Here are 50 highlights from the legendary imprint.
The great pianist and composer Horace Silver was, among other things, a genius with melody. Here are some of his best.
Recorded in October 1963, 'Song For My Father,' from Blue Note's long serving star pianist, Horace Silver, sounds as good today as the day it was recorded.
Recorded in October 1965 and released the following year, ‘Cape Verdean Blues’ by Horace Silver deserves to be more widely heard.
A pioneering hard bop pianist, the late Horace Silver was a founding member of The Jazz Messengers. He left an enormously important legacy.
Across three sessions, from 1952 to 1954, Miles Davis recorded the majority of the sides he would release on Blue Note, with many jazz icons behind him.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
Setting the benchmark for modern jazz, the Blue Note 1500 series helped to give the record label its identity, while providing a goldmine for collectors.
Including career-defining sessions that continue to make their influence felt, the best jazz albums of all time offer a wealth of stunning, must-hear music.
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 Records will release a deluxe edition of Day Breaks, the acclaimed 2016 album by Norah Jones, on 27 October 2017.
Revered jazz drummer Louis Hayes has signed with Blue Note, and will release a tribute album to Horace Silver, with whom he played in the 1950s, in May.
Horace Silver made a string of classic records for Blue Note, but 1959's Blowin' The Blues away is one of the very best