The Hundreds is collaborating with the most respected and longest-running Jazz label in the history of music, Blue Note Records.
Today, Blue Note Records keeps founder Alfred Lion’s vision and legacy alive by continuing to follow the blueprint he laid out all those years ago, that “any particular style of playing which represents an authentic way of musical feeling is genuine expression.” With a current roster that sports some of today’s most talented artists, from Charles Lloyd and Gerald Clayton to Norah Jones and Gregory Porter, Blue Note is sure to put out timeless records for decades to come.
The Hundreds X Blue Note Records collection features classic graphics across a wide range of pieces, including graphic t-shirts, long sleeves, pullover hoodies, crewnecks, varsity jackets, tote bags, hats, and stickers. Additionally, limited edition record slip mats and a trumpet-styled incense holder will be available for those who are quick on the draw.
The Hundreds X Blue Note Records collaboration became available on Thursday, October 28 through the official Blue Note store, The Hundreds website and app, The Hundreds Los Angeles flagship store on 501 N Fairfax and select stockists worldwide.
It’s been an exciting few months for Blue Note Records. Last month, the label announced the continuation of the Classic Vinyl Reissue Series, highlighted by vibraphonist Milt Jackson’s late-1940s bebop sides with pianist Thelonious Monk and vocalist Cassandra Wilson’s expansive 1993 jazz/folk/blues masterpiece Blue Light ‘Til Dawn.
The series presents affordable 180g vinyl reissues in standard packaging that are mastered by Kevin Gray and manufactured at Optimal.
The pressings are all-analog whenever an analog source is available, with Gray mastering directly from the original master tapes. While the first 16 titles of the series focused on the best-known Blue Note classics from the 1950s and 60s, the new run of titles curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman broadens its scope to span the many eras and styles of the legendary label’s eight-decade history presented by themes: Bebop, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde, The 70s, The Rebirth, and Hidden Gems.