Blue Note Re:Imagined Releases Classic Reworked Tracks

Blue Note Re:imagined, a brand new collection of classic Blue Note tracks reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the jazz scene’s most exciting young talents, is released on Friday. The full album release comes four months after the album’s first single – Jorja Smith’s fiery version of St Germain’s Rose Rouge – and follows a hugely successful campaign that has seen continued support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2 and 6Music, who have today made the album their Album Of The Day.

The result of a partnership between legendary labels Decca Records and Blue Note, Blue Note Re:imagined features a rollcall of internationally acclaimed jazz, soul and R&B acts reimagining music originally created by some of the New York label’s most legendary alumni. Alongside Smith’s reworking of Rose Rouge are Nubya Garcia’s take on Joe Henderson, reimaginations of Donald Byrd by both Jordan Rakei and Japanese multi-instrumentalist and producer Kan Sano, Ezra Collective’s reworking of Wayne Shorter, and Poppy Ajudha tackling Herbie Hancock.

The full tracklist is as follows:

1. Jorja Smith “Rose Rouge” – from St Germain Tourist (2000)

2. Ezra Collective “Footprints” – from Wayne Shorter Adam’s Apple (1966)

3. Poppy Ajudha “Watermelon Man (Under The Sun)” – from Herbie Hancock Takin’ Off (1962)

4. Jordan Rakei “Wind Parade” – from Donald Byrd Places and Spaces (1975)

5. Skinny Pelembe “Illusion (Silly Apparition)” – from Andrew Hill One for One (1969)

6. Alfa Mist “Galaxy” – from Eddie Henderson Sunburst (1975)

7. Ishmael Ensemble “Search for Peace” – from McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy (1967)

8. Nubya Garcia “A Shade of Jade” – from Joe Henderson Mode for Joe (1966)

9. Steam Down feat. Afronaut Zu “Etcetera” – from Wayne Shorter Etcetera (1965)

10. Blue Lab Beats “Montara” – from Bobby Hutcherson Montara (1975)

11. Yazmin Lacey “I’ll Never Stop Loving You” – from Dodo Greene My Hour of Need (1962)

12. Fieh “Armageddon” – from Wayne Shorter Night Dreamer (1964)

13. Mr Jukes “Maiden Voyage” – from Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage (1965)

14. Shabaka Hutchings “Prints Tie” – from Bobby Hutcherson San Francisco (1970)

15. Melt Yourself Down “Caribbean Fire Dance” – from Joe Henderson Mode for Joe (1966)

16. Emma-Jean Thackray “Speak No Evil / Night Dreamer” – from Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil (1964) & Night Dreamer (1964)

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