Blue Note is unquestionably the most iconic jazz label there's ever been. Here are 50 highlights from the legendary imprint.
On 'Mode For Joe,' Joe Henderson delivers an exciting glimpse of the future while managing to keep one foot in the hard-bop past.
In between bebop’s waning days and the full flowering of free jazz, a crafty cadre of forward-thinking artists gave jazz new wings.
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.
Moanin’ is a hard bop classic and a major album that established Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers as one of jazz’s premier outfits.
The ‘Classic Vinyl Reissue Series’ celebrates the hallowed jazz label’s most enduring albums.
The Vee-Jay single entered the R&B chart on October 24, 1960 for the man Keith called a big model for the young Rolling Stones.
Building on the success of ‘The Sidewinder’, ‘Cornbread’ revealed Lee Morgan to be a formidable composer as well as a dazzling trumpeter.
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in September 1957, ‘Blue Train’ is one of John Coltrane's masterpieces.
Blue Note’s output was so prolific that many of its greatest sessions got shelved. These lost Blue Note albums more than deserve their due.
Many jazz musicians died when they were in their prime or even younger, particularly during the music’s heyday, but their music lives on forever.
The LP session featured Blakey on drums with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merritt.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
Shelved after its original recording, ‘Minor Move’ was saxophonist Tina Brooks’ debut recording as a bandleader for Blue Note. It sounds revelatory today.
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.