From Blue Note: Releases

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On June 29, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams will release Vanished Gardens, a new album that presents the fascinating collaboration between NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Charles Lloyd and acclaimed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams. Together they weave several threads of American music (Jazz, Blues, Americana, Country & Rock) into an uplifting new musical hybrid. The Marvels are Bill Frisell on guitar, Greg Leisz on pedal steel guitar, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. Preview the album now as part of the NPR Music First Listen series.

The collective band R+R=NOW featuring Robert Glasper on keyboards, Terrace Martin on synth/vocoder, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth/beatbox, and Justin Tyson on drums has released their debut album Collagically Speaking, which Rolling Stone called “a no-seams-showing blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with a spontaneous ‘3 a.m. in the studio’ feel.” The band launches an extensive European tour this week followed by a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival and a tour of Japan later this summer.

The Blue Note Monthly is our monthly mix of favorite tracks from the Blue Note vaults. Explore deep cuts by underrated artists like Duke Pearson & Fred Jackson, new releases from current artists including Kenny Barron & Terence Blanchard, and classics like trumpet legend Lee Morgan’s Totem Pole from his magnificent album The Sidewinder. Follow the playlist on Apple Music or Spotify to keep on discovering The Finest In Jazz Since 1939!

Much much more. Visit Blue Note for the finest in Jazz releases.

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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