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ARE YOU READY FOR A SECOND HELPING? 

After the global critical acclaim heaped upon ‘Blue Note Re:imagined’ compilation, the iconic jazz label’s 2020 showcase for the UK’s rising jazz and urban stars, the Don Was-headed company has, perhaps inevitably, commissioned a...

CHARLES LLOYD & THE MARVELS: ‘Tone Poem’ (Blue Note)

There must be something in the water over at Blue Note Records right now – how, otherwise, could you account for the resurgent creativity of three of its veteran stars, who are all, as...

DR LONNIE SMITH: ‘Breathe’ (Blue Note)

Pairing veteran soul-jazz organist Lonnie Smith with proto-punk rocker and former Stooges’ frontman, Iggy Pop, is an unlikely, almost surreal, musical partnership but it’s one that works as the two tracks that bookend ‘Breathe’...

VARIOUS: ‘Blue Note Re:Imagined’ (Blue Note)

Although 81 years have passed since German-Jewish émigré Alfred Lion co-founded Blue Note Records in New York City, as the label’s new compilation ‘Blue Note Re:Imagined’ clearly shows, the iconic jazz imprint’s revered catalogue...