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Hedonist Jazz - Celebrating 75 Years of Blue Note Records

Hedonist Jazz - Celebrating 75 Years of Blue Note Records

Playing tracks by

Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith Trio, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Lee Morgan and more.

On Monday of last week, the 6th of January, the most-respected and longest-running Jazz label in the world - Blue Note Records - celebrated it's 75th anniversary.
Their first recording session back in 1939 in New York City recorded pianists Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis in a one-day session in a rented studio. Over the last 75 years BNR have gone on to record close to 1000 albums, from some over the greatest jazz musicians to ever to pick up an instrument - including Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Lou Donaldson, Donald Byrd, Grant Green and Hank Mobley to name but a few….
Over the next hour, I'm going to be bringing you a series of tracks from this great label…. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Comments

Gfunk
Gfunk

deep

Klezmer Podcast

Thanks for posting!

Jazzcat
Jazzcat

Excellent choice of tracks !!!

Huas 303
Huas 303

Fantastic set.

40 acres to swing

Fantastic Morgan on You Go To My Head!

aaipoeh
aaipoeh

love it! i appreciate every minute of researche that went in to this, thanks!

rona13
rona13

Lovely compilation! :)

The Hedonist

Thank you, Rona

dubbeldee
dubbeldee

You can't go wrong starting your show with Horace Silver! An outstanding selection of one of my favorite record labels. Cheers bro! :=

The Hedonist

Hi Dick - I expected you to comment on the Bobby Hutcherson - Maiden Voyage track

dubbeldee
dubbeldee

That's a GREAT track of an outstanding album Michael! :=

30 Birds Jazz

HAHAHAHA!!! Bravo! You pulled some real tricks out of your sleeves here, Michael. I absolutely love this tribute. You went off the radar with all of your classic choices here. No one would have chosen these tracks. Hell, I don't even have the four out of the six classic albums that you pulled from. I love the Jimmy Smith version of "'Round About Midnight," but I don't know that album. I know Gigolo, Africaine, and The Changing Scene from a collector's standpoint, but don't have them yet. Great! All the best in 2014, brother. Peace.

The Hedonist

Thanks guys - A lot of research went into this show. I wanted to select tracks which were not the obvious Blue Note classics, but still personified the essence of the label. I also felt that it was important to include the newer guys, Robert Glasper & Jose James, who will hopefully be partly responsible for pioneering jazz through the 21st century

m_gayle
m_gayle

This is Jazz ! Many thanks for sharing !

The Hedonist

Glad that you enjoyed it,