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Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 29 March 2009

Claire Martin is joined by writer and broadcaster Kevin LeGendre to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records. Established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, with Francis Wolff becoming involved shortly afterwards, it derives its name from the characteristic 'blue notes' of jazz and the blues.

Since its creation, Blue Note has become one of the most prolific jazz labels in the world, and it helped launch the careers of greats including pioneering pianist Thelonius Monk, saxophonist Eric Dolphy, trumpeter Lee Morgan and composer/pianist Herbie Hancock amongst many others.

The music featured on the programme includes Blue Note's first hit record - a version of Gershwin's Summertime performed by saxophonist Sidney Bechet.

Title: Summertime
Artist: Sidney Bechet
CD: Jazz Classics - Volume 1
Track: 4
Label: Blue Note CDP 7893842 1
Comp: George Gershwin
Pub: BIEM/STEMRA
Dur: 04.07

Title: In Walked Bud
Artist: Thelonious Monk
CD: The Very Best
Track: 4
Label: Blue Note 72434739026
Comp: Thelonious Monk
Pub: n/a
Dur: 02.53

Title: Autumn Leaves
Artist: Cannonball Adderley/Miles Davis
CD: Somethin' Else
Track: 1
Label: Blue Note CDP 7463382 1
Comp: Joseph Kosma/Johnny Mercer
Pub: Peter Maurice
Dur: 06.44

Title: Gazzelloni
Artist: Eric Dolphy
CD: Out To Lunch
Track: 3
Label: Blue Note CDP 7 46524 2
Comp: Eric Dolphy
Pub: MJQ Music
Dur: 04.25

Title: Cantaloupe Island
Artist: Herbie Hancock
CD: The Finest in Jazz - Herbie Hancock
Track: 4
Label: Blue Note 09463 8612025
Comp: Herbie Hancock/Maupin Bennie
Pub: Sony/ATV Music Pub.
Dur: 03.07

Title: The Masquarade Is Over
Artist: Nancy Wilson
CD: Nancy Wilson and Cannonball
Track: 5
Label: Blue Note CDP 7812042
Comp: A Wrubel/H Magidson
Pub: Capitol Records
Dur: 04.16

Title: Angel
Artist: Stanley Jordon
CD: Magic Touch
Track: 6
Label: Blue Note CDP 4 460922 1
Comp: Jimi Hendrix
Pub: Bella Godiva Music/ASCAP
Dur: 04.08

Title: Bad Means Beautiful
Artist: Orphy Robinson
CD: When Tomorrow Comes
Track: 6
Label: Blue Note CDP 798581 2
Comp: Orphy Robinson
Pub: BIEM/MCPS
Dur: 02.34

Title: Mystic Brew
Artist: Ronnie Foster
CD: Droppin' Science
Track: 2
Label: Blue Note 0946 3 92208 2 3
Comp: Ronnie Foster
Pub: Blue Note Records
Dur: 04.07

Title: Slim's Return
Artist: Madlib
CD: Shades of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note
Track: 2
Label: Blue Note 7243 5 36447 2 7
Comp: Monk Higgins
Pub: BEL/BIEM
Dur: 01.47

Title: My Favourite Things
Artist: Betty Carter
CD: Blue Broadway
Track: 14
Label: Blue Note 7243 8 29095 2
Comp: Rogers/Hammerstein
Pub: BIEM/MCPS
Dur: 01.34

Title: Fears
Artist: Winton Marsalis
CD: He and She
Track: 8
Label: Blue Note 5099 2 08001 2 3
Comp: Winton Marsalis
Pub: BEL/BIEM
Dur: 01.49

Title: The Sidewinder
Artist: Lee Morgan
CD: The Very Best..
Track: 5
Label: Blue Note 7243 47740022
Comp: Lee Morgan
Pub: EMI Longitude Music
Dur: 03.26.

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