“The Nearness of You” is a popular song written in 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Ned Washington. The song debuted in the 1940 recording In the Mood by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, [More]
Lee Morgan Sextet (also known as Lee Morgan Volume 2: Sextet) is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label in 1957. It was recorded on December 2, 1956 and [More]
Empyrean Isles is the fourth studio album by American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, recorded in 1964 for Blue Note Records. “… A record that officially established Hancock as a major artist in his own right.” – [More]
Hank is an album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley released on the Blue Note label in 1957 as BLP 1560, and features Mobley, Donald Byrd, John Jenkins, Bobby Timmons, Wilbur Ware and Philly Joe Jones. [More]
“One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Fats Navarro had a tragically brief career yet his influence is still being felt. His fat sound combined aspects of Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Dizzy [More]
Spring is the second album by American drummer Anthony Williams recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label. “Considering the extraordinary talent assembled for Tony Williams’ second Blue Note date as a leader, [More]
Capuchin Swing is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1960 and released on the Blue Note label. “One of Jackie McLean’s more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960’s [More]
Contrasts is an album by American organist Larry Young recorded in 1967 and released on the Blue Note label. “For this interesting set, organist Larry Young (the first musician on his instrument to really move [More]
Some Other Stuff is the second album by American trombonist Grachan Moncur III recorded in 1964 and released on the Blue Note label in 1965. It was remastered by Rudy Van Gelder in 2008 and [More]
Destination… Out! is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1963 and released on the Blue Note label. “Like Eric Dolphy before him, Jackie McLean sought to create a kind of vanguard “chamber [More]