September 22 2015
The New York Times has described Ambrose Akinmusire’s music as existing in “the realm of poignant possibility & artful implication, & not a small amount of beauty.” The trumpeter & composer has announced an extensive European tour throughout October & November.
September 18 2015
On October 30, Blue Note Records will release GAÏA, the remarkable rock-infused new album from acclaimed Beninese guitarist Lionel Loueke. On GAÏA, Loueke reunited with his longtime trio featuring bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth for a session produced by GRAMMY-winning producer and Blue Note president Don Was that was recorded live in the studio with an intimate audience in attendance. The album is available for pre-order now, and the single “Aziza Dance” is available to download or stream.
August 31 2015
On September 25, Kendrick Scott Oracle will release We Are The Drum, the remarkable Blue Note debut of a band founded by drummer Kendrick Scott who over the last decade has powered groups led by Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd, Kurt Rosenwinkel & Kurt Elling, as well as the Blue Note 75th Anniversary all-star band. The album’s title track is available now as a single to download or stream.
August 14 2015
1 Hopeful Rd. – Vintage Trouble’s first album for Blue Note Records – was released worldwide on August 14 and is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Don Was, who is President of Blue Note Records, the album features singles like the down home rhythm and blues stomper “Run Like The River” and “Doin’ What You Were Doin’,” a song that demonstrates the Los Angeles based band’s gift for penning startlingly honest songs about matters of the heart. Special bundles including the album and exclusive merchandise can be ordered at the band’s Official Store. Vintage Trouble gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of 1 Hopeful Rd. in the album trailer, which can be seen HERE.