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 is unquestionably the most iconic jazz label there's ever been. Here are 50 highlights from the legendary imprint.
Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention of the genre’s horn players, so give it up for the 50 best jazz guitarists ever.
Kenny Burrell's ‘Midnight Blue’ blurs the boundaries between jazz and the blues and plays like a slow burn, soundtracking an imaginary film noir.
The set features four fabulously festive titles from Ella Fitzgerald, Kenny Burrell, Ramsey Lewis, and Jimmy Smith.
Jimmy Smith’s 'The Cat' cuts through grease like fresh battery acid.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
The Detroit jazz guitarist is known for albums like Organ Grinder Swing as well as recordings with artists like John Coltrane.
With his debut album for Blue Note, ‘Introducing’, Kenny Burrell announced himself as an exciting new fretboard master in the world of jazz guitar.
In the 1966 British romantic comedy Alfie starring Michael Caine, it's Sonny Rollins's score that steals the leading role.
The best jazz guitar albums are up there with any other jazz classics you can think of. These 75 feature essential work by groundbreaking musicians.
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.
The 100 Greatest Jazz Album Covers is a visual feast of some of the 20th century's best design...
Billie Holiday's albums from her distinguished career are reissued digitally, many for the first time. Lady Day goes digital!