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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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In 1939, Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two young emigres from Berlin, founded the legendary jazz label, Blue Note Records, in New York.
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He's been playing live nonstop in various configurations, including three appearances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, where he staged his Fats Waller Dance Party, a show that originated on the Harlem Stage and that gave birth to "All Rise." He organized the Blue Note 75th anniversary celebration at the Kennedy Center that gathered both the old guard (McCoy Tyner, Bobby Hutcherson, Wayne Shorter) and the relatively new (Jones, Terence Blanchard).
In 1939, along with the support of American writer and musician Max Margulis, Lion started Blue Note Records.
Marsalis is promising to fill the evening's repertoire with gems from the classic era of 1950s and 60s Blue Note vinyl.
The roster of Blue Note players is like a history of jazz in the second half of the 20th century, and includes Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, Horace Silver and McCoy Tyner.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, a supplier of mobile audio and in-vehicle entertainment and infotainment systems, has signed a contract with jazz record label, Blue Note Records.
During the course of the last few months, Blue Note has aggressively been pursuing project financing opportunities and completion of the updated prefeasibility study will enable Blue Note to further advance discussions with potential project financing partners that have been identified.
Renowned as one of the world's greatest jazz singers and a best-selling member of the Blue Note label roster of recording artists, Stacey (pictured below) now boasts six best-selling albums and a string of awards, including the British Jazz Award for Best Vocals and Album of the Year.
Book 5 contains "Boogie Man," a left-hand driven piece with plenty of blue note syncopation in the right hand, and "Sophisticated Fingers," containing circle of 5ths motion, cross rhythms and syncopation.
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This year marks the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records, one of the most influential jazz record labels in history.