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.
Like so many records in those days, Tourist was a new and fresh mash-up -- even before we coined the term -- of styles that breathed youth into an art normally reserved for Sunday afternoon radio shows and sophisticated dinner parties.
"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.