September 12 2016
Norah Jones has released “Flipside,” a kinetic new single from her stunning sixth solo album Day Breaks, which arrives October 7 on Blue Note Records. The album is a kindred spirit to the singer’s breakout debut Come Away With Me and finds the 9-time GRAMMY-winner returning to the piano and her roots on a 12-song set featuring jazz luminaries including her Blue Note label mates saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Brian Blade.
September 9 2016
Robert Glasper Experiment has released “Thinkin Bout You,” the funky third single from the groundbreaking, GRAMMY-winning band’s new album ArtScience (Blue Note), which comes out September 16. The track features Glasper himself stepping out to deliver the song’s lead vocal. “Thinkin Bout You” is available today on streaming services, and fans who pre-order ArtScience on iTunes will receive the singles “Thinkin Bout You,” “Day to Day” and “Find You” instantly.
August 25 2016
We're deeply saddened by the loss of another Blue Note legend, the great recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, who has passed away at age 91. Rudy was as vital a part of the "Blue Note Sound" as the incredible musicians he recorded, and his importance to the legacy of jazz cannot be overstated.
August 16 2016
We're deeply saddened by the passing of Bobby Hutcherson, the greatest vibraphonist in Blue Note history. Bobby passed away on Monday, August 15 at his home in Montara, California. He was 75 years old. From the first note Bobby played on a Blue Note session on April 30, 1963 as a sideman on Jackie McLean's album One Step Beyond his sound became integral to the label's postbop and avant-garde explorations throughout the 1960s and later the jazz-funk movement of the 1970s.