Blue Note president Don Was talks about his love affair with jazz’s most iconic record label, and following in Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff’s footsteps.
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.
Produced by longtime collaborator Gary Katz, the album went on to be the band’s most successful, and their first platinum disc.
Don Was is a widely-respected artist, record label boss and hugely in-demand A-list producer.
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 track will also feature on the upcoming 'Blue Note Re:imagined' compilation, set for release on September 25.
'The End Of The Innocence,' one of the high points of Henley's solo career, went on to sell six million copies in America alone.
Out on 25 September, 'Blue Note Re:imagined' will feature an array of stars from across the jazz, soul and R&B scenes.
The upcoming record features new interpretations of music originally created by trailblazing figures such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Bobby Hutcherson.
Blue Note is an iconic jazz label, so we've put together a list of its greatest albums. Check out our picks from the label's catalogue here.
The LP session featured Blakey on drums with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merritt.
The releases will contain bonus footage filmed at Montreux Jazz Festival and a 16-page hardcover book.
The film about the life, work and legacy of the jazz master debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last year, and had a brief run in theatres.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
Described by Wayne Shorter as being “about life, the universe and God”, ‘The All Seeing Eye’ remains one of its creator’s most ambitious albums.