- Ruby Savill-Downs
Iconic Blue Note Tracks Reimagined through New Album
Remembering the iconic residents of Blue Note Records such as Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and Bobby Hutcherson, the legendary jazz label have 'reimagined' these classic tracks through upcoming jazz and R&B artists on Blue Note Re:imagined.
The album pays tribute to the greats by collaborating with today's leaders in jazz, many of whom are from the UK - creating a link across seas to New York where the label is situated and where many of the icons originally played. The 16-piece album is beautifully composed, featuring the likes of Jorja Smith, Ezra Collective, Yazmin Lacey, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei, Alfa Mist and Shabaka Hutchings. Notable tracks include Jorja's sultry remake of St Germain’s Rose Rouge (2000), and Ishmael Ensemble's trip-hop take on McCoy Tyner’s Search for Peace.
Blue Note Re:imagined is available now on all major platforms.