An overlooked gem among Wayne Shorter’s formidable work, ‘Etcetera’ only gets better with time – just like the legendary jazz saxophonist himself.
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.
Featuring Francis Wolff’s iconic photography and Reid Miles’ innovative typography, the best Blue Note album covers influenced mainstream graphic design.
Jaco Pastorius often told people that he was the greatest bass player in the world. During his brief, mercurial career, that claim didn't seem that crazy.
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.
On his new album, Chambers asserts himself more as a mallet player, particularly on the vibraphone.
Blue Note is unquestionably the most iconic jazz label there's ever been. Here are 50 highlights from the legendary imprint.
A legendary jazz sideman, Chambers previously played on landmark Blue albums from artists such as Wayne Shorter and Bobby Hutcherson.
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.
Out on 25 September, 'Blue Note Re:imagined' will feature an array of stars from across the jazz, soul and R&B scenes.