February 27 2015
Kendrick Scott Oracle, the acclaimed quintet led by drummer and composer Kendrick Scott, will release their Blue Note Records debut this summer. Next week Oracle will head out on a U.S. tour previewing the material from the new album, kicking off March 2 at Jazz Alley in Seattle and including stops in Scott’s hometown of Houston, as well as San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City.
February 26 2015
To commemorate over 75 years of Blue Note Records and a memorable year of collaborations together, Sonos presents the Sonos PLAY:1 Blue Note Limited Edition, their first-ever branded speaker which is Born In Blue. The speaker goes on sale March 5, find out more HERE.
February 24 2015
Ten years after making his Blue Note debut, and following two GRAMMY-winning volumes of his critically and commercially successful R&B-oriented Black Radio albums, Robert Glasper has announced a return to his acclaimed acoustic jazz trio for his new album, Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio recorded live at Capitol Studios), which will be released June 16 on Blue Note Records. Glasper's 2009 album Double Booked, which was divided between his Trio and Experiment bands, was also reissued on vinyl today as part of our on-going 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue series.
February 17 2015
Bassist/composer Marcus Miller has signed to Universal Jazz & Classics in France and will make his debut for Blue Note Records next month with the release of his new album Afrodeezia, which will be available March 16 in Europe and March 17 in the U.S. The album’s lead single “Hylife” is available today across all digital retailers and streaming services. Miller has also announced select shows around the album’s March release in Chicago, Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles.