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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

 Classic Recordings, The Music of Donald Byrd

We delve into the vast catalogue of the prolific trumpeter, picking out some of our favourites from his early bebop beginnings with the Jazz Messengers to later jazz-funk experiments.

 Classic Recordings, Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'

One of the many products of an incredibly fruitful period for Sonny Clark, Cool Struttin' is one of the best works from the pianist whose life was sadly cut short.

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