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Blue Note Re:imagined

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Be it through soul, rap or electronic music, artists are always revisiting Blue Note’s repertoire, and Madlib’s brilliant Shades of Blue (2003) is but one example. It’s now the new British jazz scene’s turn to revisit the musical gems – famous or obscure – from this legendary label launched in 1939 by Francis Wolff and Alfred Lion. The aim of this project named Blue Note Re:imagined is to focus primarily on the label’s high-quality music and key musicians. Some of the most revisited artists are therefore Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson and Bobby Hutcherson, and often their work is covered in a rather daring style. For example, Alfa Mist manages to imbue Eddie Henderson’s Galaxy with a rather sensual groove whilst preserving the avant-garde flair of the original version from 1975. The same goes for the Bristolian Ishmael, whose take on McCoy Tyner’s Search for Peace is truly captivating. As for the two sax stars of the moment, Shabaka Hutchings (Bobby Hutcherson's Prints Tie) and Nubya Garcia (Joe Henderson's A Shade of Jade), they both live up to their reputation for shaking things up.


Of course, Blue Note Re:imagined doesn’t forget about the vocals. Poppy Ajudha (Watermelon Man by Hancock), Yazmin Lacey (I'll Never Stop Loving You by Dodo Greene), the Norwegian collective Fieh (Armageddon by Wayne Shorter), trumpet player and singer Emma-Jean Thackray (Speak No Evil / Night Dreamer, also by Shorter) and Jordan Rakei (Wind Parade by Donald Byrd), bring a lightness to the album and showcase real talent. But it’s Jorja Smith who takes first prize by covering the most unusual track on the album, Rose Rouge, the leading single from Frenchman St Germain’s album Tourist (2001), taking lyrics from I want you to get together by Marlena Shaw. All in all, it’s funny that what seems to have influenced these exciting young musicians most on Blue Note Re:imagined is still Herbie Hancock from his Headhunters era, an album that was released by Columbia records, not Blue Note… © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Rose Rouge
Jorja Smith
00:05:58

James Allsopp, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone - Jorja Smith, Vocals - James Copus, Trumpet - Femi Koleoso, Drums - James Rudolph Crewsick, Double Bass - Ludovic Navarre, Composer, Lyricist - Charlie J Perry, Producer, Recording Engineer - Ben Lamdin, Recording Engineer - Prash Mistry, Mixer, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

2
Footprints
Ezra Collective
00:06:20

James Mollison, Saxophone - Joe Armon-Jones, Piano - Ife Ogunjobi, Trumpet - Femi Koleoso, Drums - TJ Koleoso, Bass Guitar - Wayne Shorter, Composer - Ezra Collective, Producer, Recording Arranger - Ricky Damian, Recording Engineer - Eric Lau, Mixer - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

3
Watermelon Man (Under The Sun)
Poppy Ajudha
00:04:30

Poppy Ajudha, Producer, Arranger, Vocals - Mutale Chashi, Bass (Vocal) - Jack Stephenson-Oliver, Keyboards - Tom Ford, Guitar - Sam Ouissellat, Drums - Herbie Hancock, Composer, Lyricist - Jay Thomas Heigl, Producer, Recording Engineer - Andy Ramsay, Recording Engineer - Tom Carmichael, Mixer - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

4
Wind Parade
Jordan Rakei
00:04:48

Jordan Rakei, Producer, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Recording Engineer - Samuel Crowe, Piano, Recording Engineer - Jonathan Harvey, Recording Engineer, Bass (Vocal) - Mike Lesirge, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Recording Engineer - Ernesto Marichales, Tambourine, Shaker, Conga, Agogo Bells, Recording Engineer - Jim Macrae, Drums, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer - Laurence Mizell, Composer, Lyricist - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

5
Illusion (Silly Apparition)
Skinny Pelembe
00:04:13

Skinny Pelembe, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Strings, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, Main Artist - Chloe Beth Smith, Keyboards, Vocals - Jake Ferguson, Bass Guitar - Malcolm Catto, Drums, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer - Andrew Hill, Composer, Lyricist - Doya Beardmore, Arranger - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

6
Galaxy
Alfa Mist
00:09:12

Alfa Mist, Producer, Piano, Main Artist - Sam Rapley, Bass Clarinet - Jamie Leeming, Guitar - Kaya Thomas-Dyke, Bass Guitar - Fabio De Oliveira, Drum - Johnny Woodham, Trumpet - Eddie Henderson, Composer - Ed Deegan, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

7
Search For Peace
Ishmael Ensemble
00:04:21

Ishmael Ensemble, Main Artist - Harry Stoneham, Associated Performer, Bass (Vocal) - Holly Wellington, Vocals - Pete Cunningham, Producer, Saxophone - Stephen Mullins, Guitar - Alfie Grieve, Trumpet - Jake Spurgeon, Synthesizer - Rory O'Gorman, Drums - McCoy Tyner, Composer - Stu Matthews, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

8
A Shade Of Jade
Nubya Garcia
00:06:47

Nubya Garcia, Producer, Saxophone, Recording Arranger, Main Artist - Joe Armon-Jones, Wurlitzer Electric Piano - Daniel Casimir, Double Bass - Sam Jones, Drums - Joe Henderson, Composer - Giles Barrett, Recording Engineer - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer - Kwes, Producer, Mixer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

9
Etcetera
Steam Down
00:04:39

Steam Down, Main Artist - Afronaut Zu, Featured Artist - Adeola Badejo, Vocals - Wayne Francis, Producer, Arranger, Flute, Keyboards, Work Arranger - Eddie Hicks, Drums - Lorenz Okello Osengor, Piano, Additional Producer - Isobella Burnham, Background Vocalist, Bass (Vocal) - Wayne Shorter, Composer, Lyricist - Marc Lazarus, Recording Engineer - Emre Ramazanoglu, Mixer, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

10
Montara
Blue Lab Beats
00:05:51

Blue Lab Beats, Producer, Main Artist - Saffron Grace, Vocals - Jerome Thomas, Vocals - Dylan Jones, Trumpet - David Mrakpor, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vibraphone - Bobby Hutcherson, Composer, Lyricist - NK-OK, Drums, Recording Engineer, Programming - Rob Chiarelli, Mix Engineer - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

11
I'll Never Stop Loving You
Yazmin Lacey
00:04:57

Yazmin Lacey, Vocals, Background Vocalist, Main Artist - Ife Ogunjobi, Trumpet - Sarah Tandy, Keyboards, - Marla Mbemba, Bass Guitar - Jordan Hadfield, Drums - Sammy Cahn, Composer, Lyricist - Nikolaus Brodszky, Composer, Lyricist - Craigie Dodds, Producer - Hugh Fothergill, Recording Engineer - Eric Lau, Mixer - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2019 Universal Music Operations Limited

12
Armageddon
Fieh
00:03:29

Fieh, Producer, Main Artist - Sofie Tollefsbøl, Vocalist - Ola Øverby, Drums, Associated Performer - Andreas Rukan, Associated Performer, Bass (Vocal) - Jørgen Kasbo, Guitar - Solveig Margrethe Wang, Clarinet - Lyder Øvreås Røed, Flugelhorn - Edvard Synnes, Keyboards - Wayne Shorter, Composer, Lyricist - Dag Erik Johansen, Recording Engineer - Russell Elevado, Mixer - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

13
Maiden Voyage
Jack Steadman
00:04:13

Mr Jukes, Main Artist - Jack Steadman, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, Programming - Jonny Murray, Trumpet - Sarah Tandy, Piano - Herbie Hancock, Composer - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

14
Prints Tie
Shabaka Hutchings
00:06:41

Shabaka Hutchings, Producer, Clarinet, Main Artist - Dave Okumu, Guitar - Tom Herbert, Electric Bass - Tom Skinner, Drums - Bobby Hutcherson, Composer - Darren Jones, Recording Engineer - Dilip Harris, Mix Engineer - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

15
Caribbean Fire Dance (Lewisham Drop)
Melt Yourself Down
00:03:15

Melt Yourself Down, Main Artist - Pete Wareham, Producer, Mixer, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Recording Engineer, Bass Programming, Drum Programming, Composer, Lyricist - Kushal Gaya, Vocals, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Joe Henderson, Composer, Lyricist - Ruth Goller, Bass Guitar - Adam Betts, Drums - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

16
Speak No Evil (Night Dreamer)
Emma-Jean Thackray
00:04:59

Emma-Jean Thackray, Producer, Mixer, Arranger, Trumpet, Vocals, Recording Engineer, Synthesizer, Drum Programming, Work Arranger, Main Artist, Bass (Vocal) - Lyle Barton, Rhodes, Associated Performer - Dougal Taylor, Drums, Asst. Recording Engineer, Associated Performer - Wayne Shorter, Composer, Lyricist - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

Album Description

Be it through soul, rap or electronic music, artists are always revisiting Blue Note’s repertoire, and Madlib’s brilliant Shades of Blue (2003) is but one example. It’s now the new British jazz scene’s turn to revisit the musical gems – famous or obscure – from this legendary label launched in 1939 by Francis Wolff and Alfred Lion. The aim of this project named Blue Note Re:imagined is to focus primarily on the label’s high-quality music and key musicians. Some of the most revisited artists are therefore Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson and Bobby Hutcherson, and often their work is covered in a rather daring style. For example, Alfa Mist manages to imbue Eddie Henderson’s Galaxy with a rather sensual groove whilst preserving the avant-garde flair of the original version from 1975. The same goes for the Bristolian Ishmael, whose take on McCoy Tyner’s Search for Peace is truly captivating. As for the two sax stars of the moment, Shabaka Hutchings (Bobby Hutcherson's Prints Tie) and Nubya Garcia (Joe Henderson's A Shade of Jade), they both live up to their reputation for shaking things up.


Of course, Blue Note Re:imagined doesn’t forget about the vocals. Poppy Ajudha (Watermelon Man by Hancock), Yazmin Lacey (I'll Never Stop Loving You by Dodo Greene), the Norwegian collective Fieh (Armageddon by Wayne Shorter), trumpet player and singer Emma-Jean Thackray (Speak No Evil / Night Dreamer, also by Shorter) and Jordan Rakei (Wind Parade by Donald Byrd), bring a lightness to the album and showcase real talent. But it’s Jorja Smith who takes first prize by covering the most unusual track on the album, Rose Rouge, the leading single from Frenchman St Germain’s album Tourist (2001), taking lyrics from I want you to get together by Marlena Shaw. All in all, it’s funny that what seems to have influenced these exciting young musicians most on Blue Note Re:imagined is still Herbie Hancock from his Headhunters era, an album that was released by Columbia records, not Blue Note… © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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