Blue Note Re:imagined II: Clear Double Vinyl LP4564812
Label: Blue Note
Release Date: 30th September
Really says something about how rich the UK jazz, soul and rnb scene is at the moment that they can reimagine the songs from Blue Note Records, the richest catalogue in jazz (maybe music as a whole) and not only do these songs justice but reinterpret and elevate these songs for a new generation whilst staying faithful to the foundations.
Like the first instalment it's a perfectly put together cast of the finest players and voices around today.
Legendary labels Decca Records and Blue Note have joined forces for Blue Note Re:imagined; a brand-new collection of classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents.
Blue Note Re:imagined returns this year with a new 16-track compilation featuring fresh takes on music from the illustrious Blue Note vaults recorded by a heavyweight line-up of the UK jazz, soul and R&B scene’s most hotly-tipped rising stars. Arriving off the back of the widespread international success of the first volume, which topped jazz charts around the globe, Blue Note Re:imagined II once again infuses the spirit of the new UK jazz generation into the legendary label’s iconic catalogue, balancing the genre’s tradition with its future and reflecting the melting pot of talent and diversity within the current scene.
“For more than eight decades the artists of Blue Note Records have continually pushed the envelope of contemporary music, and Blue Note Re:imagined II once again honours that legacy by letting the UK’s most creative young artists reinvent the treasures of the Blue Note catalogue through their own lens.” – Blue Note President, Don Was
Yazz Ahmed - It (Chick Correa)
Conor Albert - You Make Me Feel So Good (Bobbi Humphrey)
Parthenope - Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
Swindle - Miss Kane (Donald Byrd)
Nubiyan Twist - Through The Noise (Chant No.2) (Donald Byrd)
Ego Ella May - Morning Side Of Love (Chico Hamilton)
Oscar Jerome - Green With Envy (Grant Green)
Daniel Casimir ft. Rita Moran - Lost (Wayne Shorter)
Theon Cross - Epistrophy (Thelonious Monk)
Maya Delilah - Harvest Moon (Cassandra Wilson)
Kay Young - Feel Like Making Love (Marlena Shaw)
Venna & Marco - Where Are We Going (Donald Byrd)
Reuben James - Infant Eyes (Wayne Shorter)
Binker Golding - Fort Worth (Joe Lovano)
Cherise - Sunrise (Norah Jones)
Franc Moody - Cristo Redentor (Donald Byrd)