TV and film composer Brian Reitzell always turns to the Blue Note label for inspiration. Here are the 16 tracks...
In the film, Tone Poet Joe Harley explains the background to the all-analog, 180 gram audiophile vinyl reissue series.
Originally penned as a racy romance song about taking an unchaperoned sleigh ride, ‘Jingle Bells’ has become one of the most popular Christmas songs ever.
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.
People way too often overlook Jimmy Smith today, and that’s been true for a far too long. His Hammond organ playing influenced just about everyone.
Recorded in a burst of creativity, the Miles Davis Quintet’s Prestige Sessions found the trumpeter running “a masterclass in working the tunes”.
Written during a heatwave, ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ became a holiday standard. Dean Martin’s version is impossible to beat.
The French film noir may be long forgotten, but Miles Davis’ soundtrack for ‘Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud’ remains a groundbreaking development in modal jazz.
Breathing new life into songs we’ve heard many times before, the Have Yourself A Jazz Christmas playlist features the best Christmas jazz songs out there.
Every Christmas is a Frank Sinatra Christmas. Reflective yet full of mirth, The Chairman’s classic recordings define everything the holiday season is about.
There are no shortage of Peggy Lee Christmas recordings. The ‘Fever’ hitmaker adored the festive season – and had a unique eye for seasonal decorations.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
Recorded across two sessions, ‘The Sermon!’ finds the Hammond organ master Jimmy Smith at his finest for Blue Note, and pointing the future towards soul jazz.