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January 6, 2009

 

Blue Note Records on NPR’s Talk of the Nation

Bruce Lundvall Michael CuscunaBruce Lundvall, president of the Blue Note Label Group, and Michael Cuscuna, co-founder of reissue label Mosaic Records, were both on NPR’s Talk of the Nation today, discussing the history, present, and future of the iconic Blue Note Records imprint. They also took some phone calls from jazz fans who reminisced about the musical and cultural impact of their favorite “Blue Note moments.”

December 9, 2008

 

Blue Note Records Announces More Catalogue Deletions

meat axeBlue Note Records sent out an e-mail today announcing more catalogue deletions, on the heels of a similar announcement two weeks ago.  You can view the entire list (which includes titles from a larger family of Blue Note-related labels) at True Blue Music. Warning, folks: it’s a veritable bloodbath.

April 16, 2008

 

Blue Note Connoisseurs for May 13: Art Farmer, Bobby Hutcherson, Dizzy Gillespie and More

Louis Smith SmithvilleBlue Note Records continues its long-running Connoisseur series with five more reissues on May 13:Bobby Hutcherson, Head On

December 31, 2007

 

Favorite Reissues and Historical Releases of 2007

2007 calendarTake with the usual grain/caveat of subjectivity–that said, here are some titles from a year-for-the-ear in review…

December 8, 2007

 

Blue Note Reissues for 2008

Despite online speculation about what grim things EMI might have in mind for the Blue Note jazz program, it appears there will be another round of RVG and Connoisseur reissues, as reported at the Organissimo board:Ike Quebec – Blue And Sentimental…

September 15, 2007

 

Blue Note Connection soundtrack

The Connection: The Living Theater and Hardbop Jazz

The Connection was a groundbreaking 1959 off-Broadway play that cast jazz musicians as heroin addicts waiting for a score.

August 13, 2007

 

Photo of jazz pianist and composer Duke Pearson

The Duke Pearson Songbook

Duke Pearson was a pianist, composer, and arranger who helped craft the sound of many of the Blue Note label's classic mid-1960s releases.

July 24, 2007

 

Aug/Sept. Blue Note & Concord RVGs

Thad JonesJazz fans still commiserate online over the self-imposed suspension of Alan Lankin’s Jazzmatazz site, which provided an in-depth, wide-ranging rundown of forthcoming jazz releases. All About Jazz maintains a new-release page, as does Jazzitude; if readers are aware of any…

July 7, 2007

 

Hank Mobley: 77 on 07-07-07

MobleyAs some posters at Organissimo have noted, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, if still alive, would have turned 77 today–on 07/07/07, that lucky date of destiny. Maybe Mobley, the so-called “middleweight champion” of his instrument, will posthumously reap the good fortune that eluded him in his lifetime. At least the tenor saxophonist, like fellow Blue Note recording artist…

June 9, 2007

 

Andrew!

Andrew HillAndrew Hill, who died at the age of 75 on April 20, 2007, was a highly original pianist and composer who recorded a string of stunning albums for Blue Note in the short span of eight months, constructing his own musical universe, much like Blue Note predecessors Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols. His compositions, which employed…

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