Each album selected for the 'series will undergo all-analog mastering, and then be pressed on 180-gram vinyl in a one-step lacquer process.
Thanks to a forensic attention to detail, sound engineer Rudy Van Gelder’s studio was instrumental in creating the legendary Blue Note sound.
It was Rudy Van Gelder’s brilliant engineering skills that give so many jazz recordings, in particular those for Blue Note Records, their distinctive sound.
Regarded as one of the greatest jazz saxophonists of all time, Sonny Rollins discusses his incredible year of recordings with Blue Note.
In 1964, John Coltrane contributed music to a French-Canadian arthouse film, but his ‘Blue World’ soundtrack remained unreleased until now.
The opening track from the LP, 'Hipsippy Blues,' is now available to stream or download.
Master drummer Art Blakey’s final release for Blue Note, ‘Indestructible’ found him living up to the album’s title, creating a timeless album.
Left on the shelf for almost two decades, ‘Chant’ is a early 60s Donald Byrd classic that finds the trumpeter in exceptional form.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
The best Herbie Hancock albums reveal the jazz pianist to be a musical pathfinder that broke down barriers at every opportunity.
The LP session featured Blakey on drums with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merritt.
The recordings were made in June 1964, in between the sessions for 'Crescent' and 'A Love Supreme.'
Setting the benchmark for modern jazz, the Blue Note 1500 series helped to give the record label its identity, while providing a goldmine for collectors.
John Coltrane's masterpiece, A Love Supreme in expanded format… you can improve on perfection
Recorded in late 1960, Out of the Cool by Gil Evans was one of the first four LPs released on the impulse! label.