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Andrew Hill: Point of Departure to Compulsion!!!!! Revisited

Read "Point of Departure to Compulsion!!!!! Revisited" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Point of Departure di Andrew Hill, inciso nel marzo 1964 e pubblicato dalla Blue Note una manciata di mesi dopo, è uno degli album di culto di quello che viene definito appunto Blue Note Style, ciò che la gloriosa etichetta fondata un quarto di secolo prima da Alfred Lion e Francis Wolff seppe brillantemente “illustrare" in particolare in quei turbolenti sixties, anni di grandi rivoluzioni culturali cui il jazz diede una mano tutt'altro che secondaria, come la stessa Blue Note ...

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Album Review

Joe Henderson: The Complete Joe Henderson Blue Note Studio Sessions

Read "The Complete Joe Henderson Blue Note Studio Sessions" reviewed by Scott Gudell


If an artist stamps his jazz passport with any one of these labels--Blue Note, Verve, Milestone--it's pretty much a guarantee that you've arrived in style. Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson has traveled with all three and more. The 2021 reissue from the prestigious Mosaic Records focuses on Henderson's 1960s tenure with Blue Note offers a new opportunity to experience an abundance of rich and creative jazz from the decade. Big band and bop were duking it out in the ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March and More

Read "Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March and More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


It's time for Blue Note 50th anniversaries. We present material from Andrew Hill with voices and The Three Sounds live in L.A., which was released decades after the actual recording dates. In addition, Jack McDuff recorded with a big band in London, released on LP as To Seek a New Home, but never released on CD and not presently commercially available. The really way-back machine yields Blue Note 19 with Meade Lux Lewis playing blues and boogie on the harpsicord! ...

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The Hard Bop / Avant-Garde Synergy of Andrew Hill (1963 - 1965)

Read "The Hard Bop / Avant-Garde Synergy of Andrew Hill (1963 - 1965)" reviewed by Russell Perry


Blue Note Records in the 1960s released such iconoclastic projects as Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures and Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch, but the label was best known for music on the Art Blakey--Horace Silver axis. As Ted Gioia has noted ..."other, less radical Blue Note releases showed that there could be a meeting point between hard bop and the avant-garde. Important projects such as Andrew Hill's Point of Departure [1964], [and] Bobby Hutcherson's Dialogue [1965]... were anything but drab repetitions ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson

Read "Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Time for Blue Note 50th anniversaries from November 1969, with released by Andrew Hill (Passing Ships), Bobby Hutcherson (Now!), Kenny Cox (Multidirection) and a short Duke Pearson session that ended up on I Don't Care Who Knows It. There's also BN-15, a 78 from Meade Lux Lewis. Along the way: 13-year-old Brandon Goldberg on the 88s & tenorist and lawyer Ari Ambrose. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening, especially to our top listeners of last week in: Strasbourg (France), ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: October 1968 & More

Read "Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: October 1968 & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


The first show of the month means it's time for a dive into the Blue Note vault for our monthly celebration of Blue Note 50th anniversaries. Before that, the doctor presents a selection of recent music that caught his ear. As a bonus, you will find Albert Ammons, from the second Blue Note release, which was recorded at the first Blue Note recording session ever in 1939 (the original 78s of Blue Note's first release, from Meade Lux Lewis, are ...

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My Blue Note Obsession

Andrew Hill: Point of Departure – 1964

Read "Andrew Hill: Point of Departure – 1964" reviewed by Marc Davis


I have put off writing this blog post as long as possible. For three weeks, I've been listening to Andrew Hill's Point of Departure and contemplating what I can say that isn't blatantly subjective and negative. I give up. I just don't like it. I honestly thought I might appreciate this, even though I don't generally like avant-garde jazz. Almost everyone seems to love this record. Let me count the ways: The new ...


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