August 19 2014
“Ain’t Misbehavin’” – the first single from Jason Moran‘s new album All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller, a collaboration with the vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello that recasts the music of the legendary jazz entertainer Fats Waller as a modern dance party – has premiered today on Okayplayer and Revive Music. The single is available now through all digital retailers and streaming services. The album – which was produced by Ndegeocello and Blue Note Records president Don Was – will be released September 16 and is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.
August 7 2014
On September 30, the newly reactivated impulse! label will release Charlie Haden-Jim Hall, a previously-unreleased recording of a stunning duo performance by these two recently departed masters at the 1990 Montreal International Jazz Festival. impulse! is a division of Universal Music France which is distributed by Blue Note Records in the U.S.
July 22 2014
Blue Note Records proudly presents the Blue Note 75 app – a ground-breaking new app available exclusively for iPad that celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the legendary jazz label which has represented The Finest In Jazz Since 1939. Now available exclusively on the App Store, the app presents a new digital format – developed in partnership with the London-based digital music and creative technology agency playDEF music – which allows users to play owned Blue Note music in-app or directly purchase music including albums Mastered for iTunes available via Blue Note’s dedicated global iTunes destination: iTunes.com/BlueNote. Watch the introductory video HERE. Read more at http://playdef.bluenote.com/
July 15 2014
Puss n Boots’ debut album, No Fools, No Fun, is out today and the trio will celebrate with a record release show tonight at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. The band will make its national television debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” tomorrow, July 16. Puss n Boots – which was founded by Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones and Catherine Popper – will be performing “Don’t Know What It Means,” an original song penned by Jones for No Fools, No Fun.