From Blue Note: Albums Offered

Blue Note

Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, owned by Universal Music Group and currently operated in conjunction with Decca Records. Established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, it derives its name from the characteristic “blue notes” of jazz and the blues. Originally dedicated to recording traditional jazz and small group swing, from 1947 the label began to switch its attention to modern jazz. While the original company did not itself record many of the pioneers of bebop, significant exceptions are Thelonious Monk, Fats Navarro and Bud Powell.

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TERENCE BLANCHARD LIVE FEATURING THE E-COLLECTIVE
Terence Blanchard has been a consistent artistic force for making powerful musical statements on painful American tragedies. With The E-Collective he addresses the epidemic of gun violence in America with his new album Live, 7 powerful songs culled from concerts performed in communities that have experienced escalating conflicts between law enforcement and African American citizens, reflecting bitter frustration while also providing a balm of emotional healing. With a title that carries a pointed double meaning, the album is an impassioned continuation of their GRAMMY-nominated studio recording Breathless.

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ROBERT GLASPER x KAYTRANADA: THE ARTSCIENCE REMIXES
Robert Glasper joins forces with the innovative producer KAYTRANADA on Robert Glasper x KAYTRANADA:The ArtScience Remixes, reimagining the songs on Robert Glasper Experiment’s 2016 album ArtScience, which The FADER called “a freewheeling, genre-agnostic collection of feel-good songs.” The ArtScience Remixes is available now to stream or download, and will be released as a Record Store Day vinyl exclusive on April 21. The set features cameos by Don Cheadle, Talib Kweli, Alex Isley, and Iman Omari, and takes the Experiment’s trailblazing blend of R&B, Hip-Hip, and Jazz into new sonic realms.

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KANDACE SPRINGS PREVIEWS NEW ALBUM WITH EP RELEASE
As singer & pianist Kandace Springs heads out on tour opening for music icons Daryl Hall & John Oates across North America this summer, she also gives fans a taste of her forthcoming album with the 3-song EP Black Orchid, featuring brand new tracks produced by Karriem Riggins. Springs delivers a pair of inspired covers with her simmering take on The Stylistics’ People Make the World Go Round and a radiant performance of the Roberta Flack-popularized torch song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, along with the ruminative “Black Orchid” by guitarist-songwriter Jesse Harris.

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KENNY BARRON PRESENTS BLUE NOTE DEBUT CONCENTRIC CIRCLES
In 2018, esteemed pianist Kenny Barron will celebrate his 75th birthday and mark the 50th year of a remarkable recording career. The year will also be punctuated with yet another milestone with the May 4 release of his Blue Note debut Concentric Circles. The sublime 11-song set features new originals plus interpretations of songs by Caetano Veloso and Thelonious Monk, and introduces a new edition of the Kenny Barron Quintet with saxophonist Dayna Stephens, trumpeter Mike Rodriguez, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa , and drummer Johnathan Blake. Hear the lead track Blue Waters” on our Jazz Now! playlist.

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MUSIC IS LIFE FOR DETROIT SAXOPHONIST DAVE McMURRAY
Detroit saxophonist Dave McMurray makes his Blue Note Records debut with the May 18 release of Music Is Life, a set of originals and well-chosen rock and R&B staples that boasts an open, rugged sensibility and showcases his burly tone and swaggering lyricism. Over his career McMurray has cemented a reputation for versatility by playing with a vast array of musicians including B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Hallyday, Gladys Knight, Nancy Wilson, KEM, Bootsy Collins, Herbie Hancock, Geri Allen, and Was (Not Was). Hear Naked Walk on our Jazz Now! playlist.

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