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Blue Note RecordsBlue Note Records

150 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
[email protected]


New York City 45 Newark 40

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Blue Note Records has aimed to uphold that distinction over the nearly 70 years since its first recording session. Founded as a small independent label, Blue Note has gone on to become the premiere Jazz label in the world, and also the longest running.

It took the joining of many natural forces to create and define one of the greatest Jazz labels there has ever been: Jazz-loving German immigrants on the run from Nazism (Alfred Lion & Francis Wolff), a New Jersey optometrist moonlighting as a recording engineer (Rudy Van Gelder), a classical music-loving commercial designer (Reid Miles), and slews of the most incredible musicians that have ever walked the earth (too many to name them all here). The elements that each brought to the table—impeccable A&R instincts, elegant and insightful photography, sterling sound quality, strikingly original cover artwork, and consistently transcendent music—were all essential to the label's early success, the whole could not have existed without each of the parts.

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Nduduzo Makhathini
published: June 01, 2024 | views: 2,222

Echoes Of The Inner Prophet

Melissa Aldana
published: March 28, 2024 | views: 4,085

The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow

Charles Lloyd
published: March 26, 2024 | views: 2,962

The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow

Charles Lloyd
published: March 11, 2024 | views: 5,994

Live: Cookin' With Blue Note at Montreux

Donald Byrd
published: February 20, 2024 | views: 432


Joel Ross
published: January 26, 2024 | views: 5,820

Technically Acceptable

Ethan Iverson
published: January 03, 2024 | views: 5,725

Where Are We

Joshua Redman
published: September 24, 2023 | views: 6,949


Johnathan Blake
published: August 31, 2023 | views: 5,639

Return To Casual

Walter Smith III
published: June 02, 2023 | views: 5,169

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From the album Invisible Cinema
Aaron Parks
June 9, 2011 | Listens: 14,200

Beneath A Silver Moon

From the album Silver Pony
Cassandra Wilson
November 9, 2010 | Listens: 21,901

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