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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Blue Note Records: Lost In Space: 20 Overlooked Classic Albums

Read "Blue Note Records: Lost In Space: 20 Overlooked Classic Albums" reviewed by Chris May

For anyone with a passion for Blue Note, it is hard to conceive of an album that has been “overlooked," let alone twenty of them. For connoisseurs of the most influential label in jazz history, the passion can be all consuming: if a dedicated collector does not have all the albums (yet), he or she will ...


Article: Interview

Kendrick Scott: Making Walls into Bridges

Read "Kendrick Scott: Making Walls into Bridges" reviewed by Rob Garratt

Kendrick Scott authored one of the most compelling jazz releases of last year with A Wall Becomes a Bridge (Blue Note, 2019), a nuanced meditation on identity, history and prejudice, shepherded under the direction of producer and former band mate Derrick Hodge. Pairing gorgeous, searching improvisatory canvases with break beat interludes and samples from guest DJ ...


Article: Album Review

Blue Note All Stars: Our Point Of View

Read "Our Point Of View" reviewed by Chris May

Different generations of Blue Note stars come together on this double-album to celebrate the label's legacy and to affirm its present-day relevance. Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock first recorded for Blue Note in the 1960s. Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland, Lionel Loueke, Derrick Hodge and Kendrick Scott variously came on board in the 2000s and ...


Article: Film Review

Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes

Read "Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes" reviewed by Doug Collette

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes Eagle Vision2019 Seventy-one minutes hardly seems long enough to tell the story of a record label so profoundly influential as Blue Note. Yet even a marathon film of multiple parts could not capture the essence of this phenomenon any more completely and certainly no more succinctly ...


Article: Book Review

More Than A Jazz Legend: Dexter Gordon and His Search For Personal Integrity

Read "More Than A Jazz Legend: Dexter Gordon and His Search For Personal Integrity" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon Maxine Gordon 261 Pages ISBN: #9780520280649 University of California Press 2018 Dexter Gordon became a jazz legend in his own time. He played a key role in the bebop and hard bop movements, created an instantly recognizable style that ...


Article: Interview

Bruce Lundvall, CEO Of Blue Note Records

Read "Bruce Lundvall, CEO Of Blue Note Records" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

This interview was originally conducted in May 2003. When we learned of the U.S. release of Richard Cook's Blue Note Records: the Biography , and decided to do the book review and to interview Mr. Cook, we thought it would also be timely and interesting to get the perspective of the current CEO of ...


Article: Live Review

Kenny Garrett, Micah P. Hinson y Gonzalo Rubalcaba en el Festival de Jazz de Barcelona

Read "Kenny Garrett, Micah P. Hinson y Gonzalo Rubalcaba en el Festival de Jazz de Barcelona" reviewed by Pep Salazar

Kenny Garrett Quartet42 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de BarcelonaAuditori11 de noviembre, 2010 Kenny Garrett aterrizó en el festival de jazz de Barcelona acompañado de un demoledor cuarteto para deleitar con su caleidoscópico groove a un público entregado desde los primeros compases. Sketches of MD," su último disco, es ...


Article: Interview

Richard Cook, Author Of "Blue Note Records: The Biography"

Read "Richard Cook, Author Of "Blue Note Records: The Biography"" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Richard Cook is an Englishman who resides in West London. He is the author of the recently-published Blue Note Records: The Biography and the co-author of The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. Although he frequently comes to New York, it was necessary for practical reasons to conduct the interview via email correspondence. As one more ...


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