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.
Recorded with his wife, organist Shirley Scott, ‘Hustlin’’ revealed that Stanley Turrentine was a true master of the saxophone.
Left on the shelf for almost two decades, ‘Comin’ Your Way’ eventually offered a vivid snapshot of the soul jazz style at the peak of its popularity.
Kenny Burrell's ‘Midnight Blue’ blurs the boundaries between jazz and the blues and plays like a slow burn, soundtracking an imaginary film noir.
Jazz played in a concert hall or a club is, for many, the pinnacle of the art form. Here are the 50 best live jazz albums of all time.
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.
The debut album by Stanley Turrentine, ‘Look Out!’ was a remarkable record that introduced the tenor saxophonist’s distinctive style and sound.
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.
Featuring Francis Wolff’s iconic photography and Reid Miles’ innovative typography, the best Blue Note album covers influenced mainstream graphic design.
Legendary Jazz label Blue Note have introduced a new biannual luxury box set subscription series called the Blue Note Review series
There are 23 keys on a saxophone… so here are 23 of the greatest sax tracks featuring the very best saxophonists
There was a time when releasing singles was all important. For jazz labels it was all about gaining exposure through radio plays and on the juke boxes...