September 15 2014
Blue Note Records will release Nostalgia, the seventh solo album from legendary singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, this fall. Produced by Lennox and frequent collaborator Mike Stevens, the 12-track collection features fresh and hauntingly beautiful takes on iconic American compositions that continue to resonate as we face the complexities of modern life – songs like “Memphis In June,” “Strange Fruit,” “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” and “God Bless The Child.”
The album will be available digitally, on CD and in a deluxe CD/DVD edition on October 21. The pre-order for Nostalgia launched today on Amazon (exclusive deluxe CD/DVD), iTunes and Google Play. Annie's revelatory take on Screaming Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On You" is available at all digital stores and streaming services today and fans will receive the track immediately if they pre-order the full digital album at either iTunes or Amazon.
September 10 2014
Blue Note Records anniversary celebrations are still in full swing as we head into the Fall of our 75th year. In addition to new releases from Jason Moran, Otis Brown III, Ryan Adams, and Kandace Springs coming out this Autumn — as well as the continuation of our vinyl reissue series — the label will also be honored with the release of the book Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression, as well as events at Monterey Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, and the dedicated Blue Note Xperia Lounge Festival in Paris, all of whom will present Our Point of View, a Blue Note supergroup consisting of Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland, Derrick Hodge, and Kendrick Scott.
September 9 2014
impulse! has announced an October 14 U.S. release date for The Art Of Conversation, a stunningly beautiful duo recording from pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland. The album is available for pre-order today at iTunes in addition to the release of the single “In Walked Bud” across all digital retailers and streaming services.
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.