From Blue Note: Old and New

From Blue Note

60 years ago today the great Lou Donaldson recorded his classic album “Blues Walk” at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ. Find it here:

Lou Donaldson – alto saxophone
Herman Foster – piano
Peck Morrison – bass
Dave Bailey – drums
Ray Barretto – congas

Afrobeat legend Tony Allen brings his latest project “The Source” to the U.S. next week! See where he’ll be & find the album here:

Aug. 1 – (le) poisson rouge – New York, NY
Aug. 3 – Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI
Aug. 4 – City Winery Boston – Boston, MA

Kandace Springs returns with the Sept. 7 release of “Indigo,” her new album produced by Karriem Riggins! It’s a broad-ranging set that swirls R&B, jazz & pop into a sound that Kandace says is “a mix of everything that I am.”

“Indigo” is available to pre-order now on vinyl, CD or download:
Watch the video for “Don’t Need The Real Thing”:

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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