August 25 2016
We're deeply saddened by the loss of another Blue Note legend, the great recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, who has passed away at age 91. Rudy was as vital a part of the "Blue Note Sound" as the incredible musicians he recorded, and his importance to the legacy of jazz cannot be overstated.
August 16 2016
We're deeply saddened by the passing of Bobby Hutcherson, the greatest vibraphonist in Blue Note history. Bobby passed away on Monday, August 15 at his home in Montara, California. He was 75 years old. From the first note Bobby played on a Blue Note session on April 30, 1963 as a sideman on Jackie McLean's album One Step Beyond his sound became integral to the label's postbop and avant-garde explorations throughout the 1960s and later the jazz-funk movement of the 1970s.
August 12 2016
Robert Glasper Experiment has released “Find You,” the powerful first single from the groundbreaking, GRAMMY-winning band’s new album ArtScience (Blue Note). The eclectic album finds the Experiment getting down to its essence, with each of the band members—keyboardist Robert Glasper, saxophonist and vocalist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Mark Colenburg—delivering the vocals and sharing in the production and songwriting on the album.
August 5 2016
Norah Jones has announced the October 7 global release of Day Breaks (Blue Note Records), her stunning sixth solo album which is a kindred spirit to the singer’s breakout debut Come Away With Me and finds the 9-time GRAMMY-winner returning to the piano and her roots. The album features jazz luminaries including her Blue Note label mates saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Brian Blade on a 12-song set that presents 9 new originals alongside covers of songs by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington and Neil Young. Watch the video for "Carry On," the album's first single which features Norah’s signature piano sound.