‘The Amazing Nina Simone’: a tumultuous tale, well told
After Trayvon Martin was fatally shot three years ago in Sanford, Fla., a song from the civil-rights era, “Mississippi Goddam,” erupted on the airwaves.... Read more
Guitarist Lionel Loueke returns to his original trio for new album
On October 30, Blue Note Records will release GAÏA, the remarkable rock-infused new album from acclaimed Beninese guitarist Lionel Loueke. On GAÏA,... Read more
UMe Celebrates B.B. King’s 90th Birthday With Release Of Three Classic Albums On Vinyl
The world of music lost one of its all-time legends when the great blues guitarist B. B. King passed away on... Read more
Kirk Whalum to join Visible Music College
Kirk Whalum is going back to school. The Grammy-winning saxophonist and former Soulsville Foundation head is joining the faculty of Memphis’ Visible Music College, as an... Read more
Kendrick Scott Oracle makes Blue Note debut with “We Are the Drum”
On September 25, Kendrick Scott Oracle will release We Are The Drum, the remarkable Blue Note debut of a band founded by drummer Kendrick Scott who... Read more