July 15 2016
On July 29, Joe Lovano will add the 25th album to his remarkable Blue Note catalog with the release of Classic! Live At Newport. The pre-order for the album launched today on iTunes along with the release of the lead track “Big Ben” which can be streamed on our exclusive Apple Music playlist Blue Note Live! Recorded on August 14, 2005 at the Newport Jazz Festival, the album captures the Joe Lovano Quartet featuring a then 87-year-old piano legend Hank Jones, as well as bassist George Mraz, and drummer Lewis Nash. Classic! is dedicated to the memory of both Jones and longtime Blue Note president Bruce Lundvall.
July 15 2016
Swedish-born, London-based singer-songwriter Fatima has signed to Blue Note France, and will soon begin recording her label debut which will be released globally in 2017. Blue Note has reissued her 2014 album Yellow Memories, making the acclaimed LP available today for download and streaming. Fatima’s Still Dreaming EP, which contains three previously unreleased tracks, is also available now for download and streaming.
July 12 2016
Nashville singer and pianist Kandace Springs has announced a run of summer U.S. tour dates that kick off on July 30 and include shows in Boston (The Sinclair, Aug. 1), New York (Le Poisson Rouge, Aug. 3), Philadelphia (South, Aug. 5-6), and Chicago (City Winery, Aug. 16).
July 8 2016
Guitarist Nels Cline has released “I Have Dreamed,” another new offering from his stunning double-album Lovers, which will be released August 5 on Blue Note Records. Watch a video of Cline recording “I Have Dreamed” live in the studio. The Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II standard is the 3rd single to be released from Lovers along with Cline’s original “The Bed We Made” and the jazz standard “Beautiful Love.” Cline will premiere Lovers live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 31.