March 16 2017
Legendary drummer Louis Hayes has signed with Blue Note Records and will release his label debut as a leader this May with Serenade for Horace, a tribute to the great pianist and bandleader Horace Silver. Stream the playlist Louis Hayes: Sideman on Apple Music or Spotify to explore his finest Blue Note moments as a sideman with Horace Silver, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Clark & others.
March 3 2017
GoGo Penguin—the UK trio of drummer Rob Turner, double bassist Nick Blacka and pianist Chris Illingworth—have announced the March 3 digital release of their Live at Abbey Road EP. The Mercury Prize nominated band will make their first-ever appearances at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin later this month.
March 3 2017
Trombone Shorty has announced an April 28 release date for Parking Lot Symphony, his debut album for Blue Note Records. The album pre-order launched today along with the irrepressible first single “Here Come The Girls,” which is available now to download or stream.
February 6 2017
Guitarist Nels Cline will be presenting the music from his acclaimed new Blue Note album Lovers live this Spring with a pair of West coast performances in Los Angeles (Royce Hall, April 8) and San Francisco (SFJAZZ, April 9). Visit nelscline.com/shows for ticket information. Watch the new visual companion to the song “Glad To Be Unhappy.”