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Wednesday, June 11 2014

List This! A Beginner’s Guide to Blue Note Records

Blue Note, one of the foremost jazz record labels, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a vinyl initiative, releasing highlights from its massive catalog over the course of two years. Here are some picks to get you started.


Friday, June 17 2011

Medeski Martin & Wood @ Blue Note Jazz Festival: 11 June 2011 - New York

The outer orbits of jazz were well represented, and received, Saturday in Central Park as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.


Monday, July 26 2010

Lionel Loueke: Mwaliko

The African jazz guitarist returns with a series of duets.


Wednesday, February 17 2010

Akira Sakata & Chikamorachie: Friendly Pants

For all of its strength, poise, and extroversion, Friendly Pants does little to create any particular sensation, and instead operates more as a skill showcase for the musicians involved.


One critic’s Blue Note favorites (streaming)


Wednesday, December 31 2008

Freddie Hubbard: An Appreciation

Hubbard’s always energetic, often exhilarating voice speaks for itself, and needs no one to augment or embellish the official record.


Wednesday, May 28 2008

Tangled Up in Blue Note

"Blue Note" means there's a certain sound to a record, a style that is tight and sharp and funky but also adventurous. If jazz is music to shout about, Blue Note records may be the most shout-worthy of all time.


Wednesday, May 14 2008

Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz

Boy-o-boy, did Blue Note dates schwing -- a solid, music-laced documentary about the legendary jazz record label.


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