June 16 2015
1 Hopeful Rd. – Vintage Trouble’s first album for Blue Note Records – will be released worldwide on August 14. The album pre-order is underway now on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Fans who pre-order 1 Hopeful Rd. digitally will instantly receive two tracks from the new album: the down home rhythm and blues stomper “Run Like The River” and “Doin’ What You Were Doin’,” a song that demonstrates the band’s gift for penning startlingly honest songs about matters of the heart. Doin’ What You Were Doin’ can be streamed on Spotify HERE. Special bundles including the album and exclusive merchandise can be pre-ordered HERE.
June 9 2015
Robert Glasper returns to his acclaimed acoustic Trio on his new album Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio recorded live at Capitol Studios), which can be streamed exclusively this week in the U.S. as part of the iTunes Radio First Play series ahead of the album’s June 16 release. Listen at iTunesRadio.com/RobertGlasper. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive two tracks right away; the Trio’s covers of Radiohead’s “The Reckoner” and Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst.” Watch video of Glasper’s Trio performing “The Worst” live at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles via The Fader.
May 25 2015
The music world lost a giant with the passing of longtime Blue Note President Bruce Lundvall. Bruce revived a dormant Blue Note in 1984 and made it what it is today, the longest-running & most-revered jazz label in the world, presiding over a prosperous 30-year period of the label's history. Read remembrances of Bruce by Blue Note artists including Dianne Reeves, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Patricia Barber, Greg Osby, Jacky Terrasson, Norah Jones, Herbie Hancock, Lionel Loueke & Joe Lovano.
May 19 2015
It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved music man & longtime President of Blue Note Records, Bruce Lundvall. He was 79 years old. The cause was complications from a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s disease. Born in Englewood, New Jersey in 1935, Bruce was a lifelong jazz lover whose passion for the music was ignited by Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker & the other beboppers he heard as an underage teenager at clubs along West 52nd Street in New York City in the 1950s.