June 10 2014
Acclaimed pianist Jason Moran has announced a September 16 release date for 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. The album—which was produced by Ndegeocello and Blue Note Records president Don Was—is the ninth in a formidable catalog that Moran has been building on Blue Note since 1999. All Rise features Moran hosting a changeable cast of musicians that includes vocalists Ndegeocello and Lisa E. Harris, his longtime trio The Bandwagon featuring bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits, and a funky horn-inflected ensemble anchored by drummer Charles Haynes that features trumpeter Leron Thomas and trombonist Josh Roseman, as well as guest saxophonist Steve Lehman.
June 9 2014
The incredible run of albums recorded for Blue Note in 1964 stands as one of the most formidable outputs in recorded history. Horace Silver “Song For My Father,” Eric Dolphy “Out To Lunch,” Wayne Shorter “Speak No Evil,” and many more classic albums celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. Explore the sound of “1964” with our playlist on Rdio, Beats & Spotify: http://smarturl.it/BlueNote1964
June 5 2014
Legendary vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson returns to Blue Note for the June 24 release of "Enjoy The View," recorded by an all-star collective with saxophonist David Sanborn and organist Joey DeFrancesco, and featuring drummer Billy Hart. Listen to the lead track "Delia" here.
May 20 2014
Blue Note Records is pleased to announce new Blue Note Select collections for Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, each with original recordings sequenced as they were first released on 10-inch or 78 RPM singles (a departure from previous reissues, which have used recording chronology or later 12-inch versions of the albums for their sequences). Each Blue Note Select collection will be presented in special book-style packaging with a new essay, Francis Wolff session photos, original album art and other details. Miles Davis Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums is available beginning today in 2CD and digital packages, Clifford Brown Brownie Speaks: The Complete Blue Note Recordings will be released June 10 in 3CD and digital packages, and John Coltrane & Friends Sideman: Trane’s Blue Note Sessions will be released July 15 in 3CD and digital packages. Thelonious Monk ‘Round Midnight: The Complete Blue Note Recordings will be released this fall in 2CD and digital packages.