THE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM OF CLASSIC BLUE NOTE TRACKS REWORKED & NEWLY RECORDED BY A SELECTION OF THE WORLD’S SHARPEST TALENTS
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.
The track, for which St Germain originally sampled Marlena Shaw’s Cookin With Blue Note At Montreaux album, takes its cues from classic soul, jazz and reggae and perfectly captures the enduringly relevant Blue Note aesthetic.
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.
1. Jorja Smith - Rose Rouge
2. Ezra Collective - Footprints
3. Poppy Ajudha - Watermelon Man
4. Jordan Rakei - Wind Parade
5. Skinny Pelembe - Illusion (Silly Apparition)
6. Alfa Mist - Galaxy
7. Ishmael Ensemble - Search For Peace
8. Nubya Garcia - A Shade Of Jade
9. Steam Down - Etcetera
10. Blue Lab Beats - Montara
11. Yazmin Lacey - I Will Never Stop Loving You
12. Fieh - Armageddon
13. Mr Jukes- Bombay – Maiden Voyage
14. Shabaka Hutchings - Prints Tie
15. Melt Yourself Down - Caribbean Fire Dance
16. Emma-Jean Thackray - Speak No Evil / Night Dreamer