Blue Note and hip-hop have become inextricably linked. The label has been sampled countless time and now signs artists that merge jazz and rap.
Featuring Francis Wolff’s iconic photography and Reid Miles’ innovative typography, the best Blue Note album covers influenced mainstream graphic design.
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.
The album is Smith's third since since his 2016 return to the label where he became famous in the late 1960s.
With ‘Face To Face,’ Blue Note organist Baby Face Willette brought a distinctive sound and a new dynamism to jazz before disappearing into obscurity.
The debut album by a prolific musician, ‘Grant’s First Stand’ is a significant work that set out the Blue Note musician’s highly personal manifesto.
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.
Thanks to a forensic attention to detail, sound engineer Rudy Van Gelder’s studio was instrumental in creating the legendary Blue Note sound.
The iconic jazz label boasts no shortage of groundbreaking artists, but there are many underrated Blue Note musicians that deserve their place in the sun.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
In the film, Tone Poet Joe Harley explains the background to the all-analog, 180 gram audiophile vinyl reissue series.
The 2020 release schedule will kick off with the 24 January release of Hank Mobley Poppin’ (1957) and the 1961 album Stanley Turrentine Comin’ Your Way.
Director Sophie Huber's Blue Note documentary, 'Beyond The Notes' also airs tonight at 9.30 on BBC4.
It will feature exclusive framed canvas artwork, Blue Note 80 prints, audio & visual installations, exclusive merchandise and much more.