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Blue Note compilation series planned

By | Published on Tuesday 14 December 2010

Jazz FM and EMI have teamed up to release a series of four compilations of artists from the Blue Note label.

Launched in 1939, the label went on to become hugely influential in jazz, releasing music by the likes of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker, and more.

Jazz FM chief exec, Richard Wheatly told CMU: “Blue Note is an icon in the big wide world of jazz. Jazz FM has a big international audience and this partnership is an exciting moment, not just for us, but for all lovers of the Blue Note magic worldwide”. Guy Hayden, VP of Blue Note UK, added: “As one of the leading jazz labels since the 1950s, Blue Note are delighted to be able to work on a new partnership hand in hand with Jazz FM. Both of us are totally committed to this music and its wonderful fans and we look forward to a series of compilations which will shine a light into all corners of the Blue Note catalogue for old and new fans of this timeless music”.

The first compilation, ‘Blue Note Legends’, is due for release on 24 Jan.