Legendary labels Decca Records and Blue Note have joined forces for Blue Note Re:imagined; a brand new collection of classic Blue Note tracks brought together for the first time, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the jazz scene’s most exciting young talents today.
Representing a bridge between the ground-breaking label’s past and future, the project will feature contributions from a rollcall of internationally acclaimed jazz, soul and R&B acts - Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes, Steam Down, Skinny Pelembe, Emma-Jean Thackray, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei, Fieh, Ishmael Ensemble, Blue Lab Beats, Melt Yourself Down, Yazmin Lacey, Alfa Mist, and Brit Award-winning Jorja Smith.
Blue Note, which celebrated its milestone 80th anniversary in 2019, boasts an illustrious catalogue that traces the entire history of jazz, and the Re:imagined project features music originally created by some of its most legendary alumni. Alongside Smith’s reworking of Rose Rouge is Ezra Collective’s version of Wayne Shorter’s Footprints plus interpretations of tracks by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, McCoy Tyner and Andrew Hill.
Rose Rouge Jorja Smith
Footprints Ezra Collective
Watermelon Man Poppy Ajudha
Wind Parade Jordan Rakei
Illusion (Silly Apparition) Skinny Pelembe
Galaxy Alfa Mist
Search For Peace. Ishmael Ensemble
A Shade Of Jade Nubya Garcia
Etcetera Steam Down
Montara Blue Lab Beats
I Will Never Stop Loving You Yazmin Lacey
Bombay – Maiden Voyage Mr Jukes
Prints Tie Shabaka Hutchings
Caribbean Fire Dance Melt Yourself Down
Speak No Evil / Night Dreamer Emma-Jean Thackray