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.
August 11 2015
Moleskine has announced the release of a five-piece Blue Note Records Limited Edition Notebook Collection in celebration of our 75th anniversary. Each themed cover draws on the distinctive graphic style of Blue Note albums and focuses on an American jazz musician. Dexter Gordon, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Burrell and Thelonious Monk make inspiring companions on any journey.
July 1 2015
REVIVE Music and Blue Note Records announce the August 7 release of REVIVE Music Presents: Supreme Sonacy (Vol. 1). The compilation album, produced by REVIVE in partnership with the legendary Blue Note Records, gathers the fearless sounds of today’s stellar talents and seasons it all with REVIVE’s signature spirit of rebellion. The album marks the rapidly approaching 10-year anniversary of REVIVE Music, a company founded by Meghan Stabile, as well as the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records. It is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon. Wax Poetics has premiered the track “Dorothy Jeanne” by harpist Brandee Younger honoring Dorothy Ashby, listen here.