October 21 2014
Nostalgia, the seventh solo album from Annie Lennox, is out today and the legendary singer-songwriter is celebrating its release with a series of television appearances. She will visit “Good Morning America” tomorrow, October 22, “Live With Kelly And Michael” on October 23 and “The View” on October 24. Her two-part interview on “Tavis Smiley” will air on October 23 and 24 and Annie will appear on the “Meredith Vieira Show” on October 28. Find the album via nostalgia.annielennox.com.
October 17 2014
Blue Note has partnered with the high-end audiophile brand Astell&Kern on an exclusive, limited edition box set. Available now for a limited time, the Astell&Kern Blue Note 75th Anniversary Box Set: Limited Edition features 75 essential Blue Note albums newly remastered from analog to the hi-res MQS digital format (24bit/192kHz). Five of these albums make their exclusive hi-res audio debuts with this release: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Mosaic, Tina Brooks True Blue, Don Cherry Complete Communion, Andrew Hill Point Of Departure, and Bobby Hutcherson Components. The lavish collection includes the Blue Note branded Astell&Kern AK240 high-resolution portable audio player pre-loaded with all 75 titles, a special book filled with original album art, as well as Richard Havers’ new book, Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression. For more information about the collection and how to order, visit http://www.astellnkern.com/eng/htm/ak240/ak240_bluenote.asp.
October 8 2014
Blue Note Records is the new U.S. home of Jamie Cullum, the best-selling jazz artist in U.K. history. The label will release Interlude, Cullum’s seventh studio album, in the United States on January 27, 2015. The album marks a shift to straight-ahead jazz and a return to interpretation from an artist who has made a habit of bending genres, writing original material and bringing new sounds and new listeners to the music. Jamie talks about the making of Interlude in the album trailer, which gives fans a look behind the scenes and a first listen to many of its songs. The album pre-order launched today on iTunes along with the first single, “Good Morning Heartache,” which features Laura Mvula.
October 7 2014
This Fall saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas will launch a 22-date tour across the United States and Europe with their co-led quintet Sound Prints featuring pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joey Baron. Sound Prints will be previewing their forthcoming Blue Note debut which will be released in early 2015. Listen to a track from the album, which was recorded live at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival.