Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
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.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
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.
With her hotly anticipated second album, ‘Indigo’, Kandace Springs flourishes into a versatile performer who blends soul and jazz with hip-hop swagger.
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.
Moanin’ is a hard bop classic and a major album for Art Blakey and the Jazz messengers that established them as one of jazz’s premier outfits.
Described by Wayne Shorter as being “about life, the universe and God”, ‘The All Seeing Eye’ remains one of its creator’s most ambitious albums.
Robert Glasper talks about R+R=NOW’s debut album, ‘Collagically Speaking’, and why it’s rare to be “so good at what you do but with no ego”.
Acclaimed director Sophie Huber, mastermind behind ‘Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes’, discusses jazz, creativity, and a mind-blowing session with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.