Our 7-day tribute to the art & music of Blue Note Records comes to an end with the Hammond organ maestro Jimmy Smith. His "Home Cookin'" LP recorded in the great jazz-year of 1959 and released in 1961 is easily one of his best and a recommended starting places to experience Jimmy Smith. Dig "Messin Around.
Day 6 of a 7-day tribute to the art & music of Blue Note Records brings us to sax super-hero dude Lou Donaldson. He has butt-loads of classic Blue Note album covers (Good Gracious!) but the folks here at Nitro-Retro particularly like the "Alligator Boogaloo" LP released in 1967. From Wiki: "...The success of the title track surprised Donaldson: 'We made the date and we were three minutes short. I said we don't have no more material. And the guy said just play anything for three minutes so we can fill out the time. So I just made the riff and naturally the guys could follow it. That's the only damn thing that sold on the record!' DIG.
Day 4 of our 1-week tribute to the art & music of Blue Note Records brings us to saxaphonist Sonny Rollins and his classic self-titled LP "Sonny Rollins Vol. 2" – maybe more famous for the cover art photo than the music within. Released in 1957, here is the first track on the album, "Why Dont I". DIGIT.
Joe Jackson paying tribute...
Sonny Rollins' landmark album Saxaphone Colossus was issued on Prestige Records but the cover art was in the classic Blue Note style.
Day 3 of our 1-week tribute to the art & music of Blue Note Records brings us to guitarist Kenny Burrell and his classic LP and title track from 1963 - "Midnight Blue". DIGIT. * It's also noteworthy that he has the honor of having not 1, but 2 of his albums designed and illustrated by Andy Warhol. (see below)