December 17 2014
As we come to the end of the Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary celebrations, we wanted to take a moment to reflect back upon this incredible year. From iTunes to indie record stores. From vinyl to internet radio. From Washington DC to Paris. From 1939 to 2014, the legacy of Blue Note Records was celebrated far and wide this year. Most of all we want to say a big thank you to you, the fans, who are every bit as important as the artists in keeping Blue Note alive and vibrant as we head into 2015 with much more great music to come!
December 6 2014
Rosanne Cash has received three GRAMMY nominations for her latest album The River & The Thread, which is nominated for Best Americana Album while the track “A Feather’s Not A Bird,” which she co-wrote with John Leventhal, is up for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. The River & The Thread also came in at No. 1 on the Americana Top 100 Albums of the year chart, which is compiled by the Americana Music Association. Released in January 2014, it was the highest charting album of Cash’s career on the Billboard 200.
December 5 2014
Blue Note Records artists earned a remarkable 12 GRAMMY Award nominations across five different genre fields, a testament to the label’s vitality, breadth & quality as we celebrate our 75th anniversary! Congratulations to Jason Moran, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Bobby Hutcherson/David Sanborn/Joey Defrancesco, Robert Glasper, Rosanne Cash, Annie Lennox & Ryan Adams!
November 11 2014
Uncompromising Expression is the first official illustrated history of Blue Note Records. The 400-page hardcover book is authored by Richard Havers and tells the 75 year story of the label that has always represented The Finest In Jazz. Also released is a 5-CD companion box set curated by Havers that opens with the label’s very first artist, boogie woogie pianist Meade “Lux” Lewis, and closes 75 years later with the progressive sounds of bassist Derrick Hodge, also featuring greats such as Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Norah Jones, Thelonious Monk, and Cassandra Wilson along the way.