April 21 2017
Blue Note Records has announced the May 19 digital release of Tony Allen’s new EP, A Tribute to Art Blakey. On the 4-track EP the legendary Nigerian drummer and Afrobeat pioneer best known for his work with Fela Kuti pays tribute to his longstanding idol, the American jazz drummer and Blue Note legend Art Blakey.
March 16 2017
Legendary drummer Louis Hayes has signed with Blue Note Records and will release his label debut as a leader this May with Serenade for Horace, a tribute to the great pianist and bandleader Horace Silver. Stream the playlist Louis Hayes: Sideman on Apple Music or Spotify to explore his finest Blue Note moments as a sideman with Horace Silver, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Clark & others.
March 3 2017
GoGo Penguin—the UK trio of drummer Rob Turner, double bassist Nick Blacka and pianist Chris Illingworth—have announced the March 3 digital release of their Live at Abbey Road EP. The Mercury Prize nominated band will make their first-ever appearances at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin later this month.