The Jazz FM Awards have announced the iconic jazz label and its president will be presented with the PPL Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony. Blue Note Records will celebrate their 80th birthday in style with a lifetime achievement award for themselves and their president, Don Was. The label is home to the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Herbie Hancock and one of the greatest of all…

Here’s “Reckoner”, the first single from Robert Glasper’s forthcoming album “Covered”, out on Blue Note Records in June. Double Grammy-winning keyboardist and acclaimed jazz musician Robert Glasper has released a brand new single. “Reckoner”, a Radiohead cover, will feature on Glasper’s upcoming project “Covered” out on 16th June on Blue Note Records. The track and album see Glasper join forces with his award-winning jazz trio…

Blue Note’s Gregory Porter has given fans a first listen of his upcoming album, Liquid Spirit, on NPR and Spotify. Last year saw Gregory Porter’s release of Be Good, a sublime jazz album from an emphatically soulful voice. It made my albums of the year list and after signing to Blue Note Records this year, he is ready to add himself to my list for…