Blue Note Records Showcase – Hard Bop & Beyond

Blue Note Records Showcase

Hard Bop & Beyond

An introduction to Blue Note Records seems hardly necessary. Formed in 1939 by Alfred Lion & Max Margulis, the label is resurgent under new label head Don Was & for over 70 years still continues to remain pivotal in all matters jazz.

blueNoteHard Bop & Beyond is the title of this, our next Blue Note Records Showcase. Mike Chadwick is spoilt for choice as he sets about delivering five hard-bop gems, two iconic compositions and one “jaw-droppingly beautiful ballad”. He’s not wrong either.

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Blue Note Records Showcase
Hard Bop & Beyond

Artist – Track – Album – Year

Dexter Gordon    I Want More    Doin’ Allright    1961

Sonny Clark    Somethin’ Special    Leapin’ & Lopin’    1961

Wayne Shorter    Footprints    Adam’s Apple    1966

Herbie Hancock    Maiden Voyage    Maiden Voyage    1965

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers    The Egyptian    Indestructable    1964

McCoy Tyner    Passion Dance    The Real McCoy    1967

Horace Silver    Mo’Joe    The Cape Verdean Blues    1965

Pete La Roca    Lazy Afternoon    Basra    1967