A Bounty of Blue Note: The Blue Note Sound/The Legends of Blue Note Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and More!

Ron Lee | January 18th, 2018

Since 1939 Blue Note Records has defined what Modern Jazz is all about. Founded by Alfred Lion, he named the label after the notes he said “he heard jazz musicians playing.” On Friday January 19th & Saturday, January 20th, KCSM Jazz 91 will celebrate the legacy of Blue Note Records with the artists and musicians who made the label great and changed the course of jazz by playing the “blue notes” Alfred Lion loved so much.

For all jazz fans Blue Note Records has been the label to go to and still is the premier jazz record label. Blue Note is best know for its recording of bebop and hard bop artists like Thelonius Monk, Jame Moody and Bud Powell. They would progress with the music to hard bop with artists like Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins and Donald Byrd. They were also the label that published the debut records for Miles Davis and John Coltrane. This was also the era of famed recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.

A Blue Note discography can be found on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Note_Records_discography

It is well worth your effort to find Blue Note vinyl recordings.

Listen in on Fri 19 Jan from 2-6 with Mel and Chuy and Sat 20 Jan from 10-6 with Mel, Sonny and Dick.

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