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blue note

A flattened note (lowered in tone by a half step), usually the third or seventh, used especially in blues music. It's the blue notes that really create the heart-wrenching tones in blues music. The whole song was pretty morose, but then the harmonica player hit a blue note that nearly made me start weeping.
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Over the decades the Blue Note has hosted many international and local artists, including Chico Freeman, John Hicks, Andrew Hill, Ziad Rahbani, Charbel Rouhanna and Alecco Habib.
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In 1939, along with the support of American writer and musician Max Margulis, Lion started Blue Note Records.
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Nicolas Pflug, head of the Blue Note label in France to which Stacey is signed, says: "Stacey is in love with France - its language and its culture.
The company has reported that a subsidiary, Blue Note Caribou Mines Inc (Caribou), has obtained an order from the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench extending creditor protection under the CCAA originally granted on February 20, 2009.
Blue Note has recorded musicians as varied as Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis.
The Lawrence Batley, line-up for Mike Carr's Blue Note Band includes Brandon Allen on tenor sax, Steve Fishwick (trumpet) and Matt Home (drums).
Financing a special--to some degree the equivalent of renting the room-- is a bit out of the ordinary, but even more striking is the fact that Blue Note Group is unveiling three tyro acts in one special.
The former classical violinist realises his dream by recording in New York for the Blue Note label, with an all-star band including Ron Carter on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums and Joe Lovano on saxophone.
Music journalist Cook (editor of Jazz Review) presents a detailed history of jazz label Blue Note Records from its founding in 1939 to the present day.
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