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Blue Note Turns 80: Hear Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, More Remastered

In commemoration of the legendary label’s 80th anniversary, Blue Note Records has been re-releasing landmark recordings throughout 2019 every few months from artists such as Kenny Burrell, Dexter Gordon and Andrew Hill among others in its Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series.  The latest round featuring Burrell, Gordon and Hill were all originally produced by Blue … Read More “Blue Note Turns 80: Hear Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, More Remastered”

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Bill Frisell Releases Promo Video, Leadoff Track from Upcoming Album

It’s official: Bill Frisell’s first album as a leader for Blue Note Records, Harmony, will be released October 4 on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. Produced by longtime collaborator Lee Townsend and recorded by Tucker Martine at Flora Recording in Portland, Oregon, the album features an unusual quartet format that focuses on harmony of the vocal … Read More “Bill Frisell Releases Promo Video, Leadoff Track from Upcoming Album”

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Thousands of Unseen Blue Note Photos Online Now

After remaining in storage and unseen for nearly 50 years, thousands of photographs taken by Blue Note Records executive and producer Francis Wolff during the historic label’s heyday are available online, courtesy of Mosaic Records Images. Today, more than 2,700 images are available on www.mosaicrecordsimages.com for licensing in publications, album and book packaging. In addition, over … Read More “Thousands of Unseen Blue Note Photos Online Now”

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Blue Note Records Signs Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell has appeared on a lot of albums over the past 25-plus years that have borne the Blue Note label—from John Scofield’s Grace Under Pressure and Don Byron’s Romance with the Unseen to Norah Jones’ Come Away with Me and Charles Lloyd’s Vanished Gardens—but the lauded guitarist, composer, and bandleader has never released an … Read More “Blue Note Records Signs Bill Frisell”

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Video: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes Coming to U.S. Theaters

The highly-acclaimed documentary Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes directed by Sophie Huber is coming to select theaters in the United States this summer. The feature film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018 and has since been shown at more than 50 international film festivals. It will screen in New York at the … Read More “Video: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes Coming to U.S. Theaters”

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Blue Note Records Partners With Vinyl Me, Please to Release Six-Album Box Set

Blue Note has teamed up with Vinyl Me, Please, the record club that distributes monthly LPs to paying members, on a six-album box set featuring classic Blue Note records, to be released over a six-week period from May to June. The partnership comes as Blue Note celebrates its 80th anniversary this year with a number … Read More “Blue Note Records Partners With Vinyl Me, Please to Release Six-Album Box Set”

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Blue Note Records Debuts Tone Poet Vinyl Reissue Series

In honor of its 80th anniversary, Blue Note Records is releasing a slew of vinyl albums as part of a new rollout called the Tone Poet Vinyl Reissue Series, produced by Joe Harley, who launched the Music Matters Blue Note LP reissue series in 2007. Harley picked the titles himself—classic Blue Note releases along with … Read More “Blue Note Records Debuts Tone Poet Vinyl Reissue Series”

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