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Blue Note

Blue Note

Founded in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, Blue Note derived its name from the 'blue notes' of blues and jazz music. Early catalogue releases were more traditional small-group jazz, but around the late 40s the label began to embrace the sounds of modern jazz.

Often associated with hard bop musicians, Blue Note has been home to the likes of Horace Silver, Grant Green, Wayne Shorter and Art Blakey. The iconic album covers during Blue Note's heyday were created by photographer and designer Reid Miles.

Further Reading: Blue Note

 Recording of the Week, Blue Note Records, 'Blue Note Re:imagined II'

The second volume of Blue Note Re:imagined again sees the best up-and-coming jazz, soul and R&B artists from the UK let loose into the Blue Note vaults, with brilliant results.

 Recording of the Week, Julian Lage, 'View With a Room'

Julian Lage returns with another trio record, following up 2021's Squint, featuring David King and Jorge Roeder with contributions from Bill Frisell. A diverse set of excellent original tunes make View With a Room a consistently enjoyable and refreshing release.

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