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September 9 2014

Blue Note Records has signed Kandace Springs and will release her self-titled debut EP on September 30 together with SRP Music Group. Springs will perform the EP’s first single, “Love Got In The Way,” when she makes her national television debut on “Late Show with David Letterman” on Friday, October 3. The official video for “Love Got In The Way” premiered on Afropunk.com and can be viewed HERE.

September 5 2014

As Blue Note Records continues to celebrate 75 years of The Finest In Jazz throughout 2014, the legendary jazz label is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with Sonos, an innovator in wireless home audio products that let you stream all your favorite music, including some of the greats from the Blue Note archives, to any room in your home in high fidelity sound. Together, we believe in the experience of listening out loud to capture the energy and passion behind some of the most legendary jazz sounds captured over the last 75 years. The partnership – which launches today with a dedicated Blue Note Channel on the Sonos system – will also include a one-of-a-kind Blue Note exhibition at the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles, artist performances, and more exciting news to be announced in the near future. Visit sonos.com for more information.

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.