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Posts tagged Blue Note Records

June 9, 2007

 

Andrew!

Music from the LP many considered Andrew Hill’s masterpiece, Point of Departure, as well as Black Fire, Judgment, Andrew!, and more.

May 12, 2007

 

Jackie McLean Consequence

Jackie McLean And Lee Morgan: The Dynamic Hardbop Duo

Jazz writer David Rosenthal called Jackie McLean and Lee Morgan "a frontline match made in hardbop heaven."

April 14, 2007

 

Bobby Hutcherson mid-1970s Blue Note recordings

Later: Bobby Hutcherson In The Mid-1970s

During the mid-1970s Hutcherson was able to maintain and lead a strong working group, and to also bring in talented colleagues for studio dates.

January 27, 2007

 

Tony Williams Mosaic Select

Return To Blue Note: Tony Williams In The Late 1980s

Tony Williams was renowned as one of the great drummers of jazz. His late-1980s acoustic quintet highlights his compositional skills as well.

August 26, 2006

 

Grant Green funky

Ain’t He Funky Now: Grant Green In The Early 1970s

Green's turn-of-the-decade recordings filtered the new sounds of the late 1960s through jazz guitar.

April 8, 2006

 

Photo of saxophonist Jackie McLean

We’ll Keep Loving You: Jackie McLean

A special tribute to the alto saxophonist, who passed away on March 31, 2006.

July 30, 2005

 

Late Lee: Lee Morgan In The Early 1970s

In the early 1970s, trumpeter Lee Morgan was striking out in new directions, incorporating elements of modality, free jazz, and fusion into his music.

May 14, 2005

 

Fragments: The Late 1960s Blue Note Recordings Of Andrew Hill

We'll hear music from two sessions done with a string quartet, a trio and septet date, and a session with Hill performing on organ.

January 22, 2005

 

Songs Everlasting: The Don Pullen-George Adams Quartet

Not long after bassist Charles Mingus' death in 1979, three men who had played frequently with him throughout the 1970s began a group of their own.

August 21, 2004

 

Destination Out: Grachan Moncur And Jackie McLean

We'll hear a melding of 1950s bop sensibility with the new ideas and approaches so prevalent in the jazz world of the early 1960s.

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