Blue Note Records has been presenting The Finest In Jazz Since 1939, and now the label has introduced a unique, ground-breaking, app for everyone to explore the company’s rich catalogue of music in a new and innovative way. The Blue Note 75 app –exclusively for iPad – celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the legendary jazz label that is now available exclusively on the App Store. The app presents a new digital format that allows users to play Blue Note music they own in-app or directly purchase music including albums Mastered for iTunes available via Blue Note’s dedicated global iTunes destination: iTunes.com/BlueNote.
Let Don Was, Blue Note’s President introduce you to the app on this exclusive video.
Additionally, for the first time, the Blue Note 75 app uniquely allows premium subscribers of music streaming services Spotify, Rdio and Deezer to stream Blue Note music from within the app itself. It will allow fans to approach Blue Note’s deep catalogue in multiple ways, including an interactive timeline of cover art flow which traces the label’s evolution from the early jazz of Sidney Bechet to the trailblazing bebop of Thelonious Monk, from Horace Silver’s quintessential hardbop through Ornette Coleman’s avant-garde flights, from Jimmy Smith’s grinding organ soul jazz leading to Donald Byrd’s funky R&B fusion and on into today’s modern explorations such as Robert Glasper’s unique blend of jazz with hip hop, and beyond jazz with eclectic artists ranging from Norah Jones to José James.
The Blue Note 75 app has a dedicated magazine-style story section tracking news, features and artist spotlights to connect fans directly with the music. The 100 essential Blue Note LPs chosen by Don Was to mark the 75th Anniversary will feature digitally in the app to coincide with their on-going release on vinyl. Once downloaded, Blue Note 75 app users will see the content of the curated app grow as the label continues to release new music and thrive into 2015 and beyond.
“Carrying on the great tradition of innovation at Blue Note, our new app for iPad takes the digital music experience deeper. The app has a wonderful vibe to it that draws you into the mystique of the music and offers endless hours of discovery whether you’re a new fan or a connoisseur of the label.” – Don Was
Listen to the legendary sounds of Blue Note Music from: Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobely, Cannonball Adderley, Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson & Jackie McLean
Get into Blue Note Groove with: Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, Alphonse Mouzon, Earl Klugh, Elvis Costello and The Roots, Takuya Kuroda, Ronnie Laws & Terence Blanchard
Enjoy new frontiers in Blue Note Music: Al Green, Gregory Porter, Amos Lee, Robert Glasper, Brian Blade, Jose James, Norah Jones, Wayne Shorter, Ambrose Akinmusire, Bobby Hutcherson, Cassandra Wilson, Jason Moran, Joe Lovano, Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis