Half Note Records

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Half Note Records
Founded 1998 (1998)
Founder Blue Note Jazz Club
Genre Jazz
Country of origin U.S.
Location New York City

Half Note Records is a jazz record label founded by the Blue Note Jazz Club in 1998.[1] Although it began releasing live recordings from the club, the label expanded to produce studio albums.[2]

Half Note has received critical acclaim for many of its releases. Paquito D'Rivera's album Live at the Blue Note won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2001.[3] Several other releases have received Grammy nominations, including Gil Goldstein's Under Rousseau's Moon; Conrad Herwig's The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter and Another Kind of Blue: The Latin Side of Miles Davis; and the Omar Sosa Sextet's Across the Divide: A Tale of Rhythm & Ancestry.[2]

Half Note has released albums by Will Calhoun, James Carter, Avishai Cohen, the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Donald Harrison, Elvin Jones, John Medeski, Francisco Mela, Brian Lynch, Odean Pope, Arturo Sandoval, Omar Sosa, Mary Stallings, Grady Tate, Charles Tolliver, McCoy Tyner, Tony Vacca, Roseanna Vitro, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Kenny Werner.

Partial discography[edit]

  • 4516: Kenny Werner Trio – Peace (3/16/2004)
  • 4517: Conrad Herwig Nonet – Another Kind of Blue: The Latin Side of Miles Davis (3/16/2004)
  • 4518: Jeff "Tain" Watts Quintet – Detained at the Blue Note (9/14/2004)
  • 4519: Elvin Jones Jazz Machine – The Truth: Heard Live at the Blue Note (10/12/2004)
  • 4520: James Carter Organ Trio – Out of Nowhere (6/28/2005)
  • 4521: Mary StallingsRemember Love (5/24/2005)
  • 4522: Arturo SandovalLive at the Blue Note (CD/DVD) (5/24/2004)
  • 4523: Arturo Sandoval – Live at the Blue Note (DVD) (5/24/2004)
  • 4524: Will CalhounNative Lands (6/28/2005)
  • 4525: Donald HarrisonNew York Cool (6/25/2005)
  • 4526: Odean Pope Saxophone Choir – Locked & Loaded (3/14/2006)
  • 4527: Gil GoldsteinUnder Rousseau's Moon (8/29/2006)
  • 4528: Kenny Werner – Democracy (8/29/2006)
  • 4529: Grady TateFrom the Heart: Songs Sung Live at the Blue Note (10/7/2006)
  • 4530: Conrad Herwig & Brian LynchSketches of Spain y Mas: The Latin Side of Miles Davis (10/7/2006)
  • 4531: Avishai CohenAs Is...Live at the Blue Note (CD/DVD) (4/24/2007)
  • 4532: Avishai Cohen – As Is...Live at the Blue Note (DVD) (4/24/2007)
  • 4533: McCoy TynerQuartet (9/11/2007)
  • 4534: Kenny Werner & Roseanna VitroThe Delirium Blues Project (3/25/2008)
  • 4535: Conrad Herwig – The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter (5/20/2008)
  • 4536: Francisco Mela – Cirio (9/23/2008)
  • 4537: McCoy Tyner – Guitars (9/23/2008)
  • 4538: Omar Sosa Sextet – Across the Divide: A Tale of Rhythm & Ancestry (3/24/2009)
  • 4539: Charles Tolliver Big Band – Emperor March: Live at the Blue Note (3/24/2009)
  • 4540: Dizzy Gillespie All–Star Big Band – I'm BeBoppin' Too (6/30/2009)
  • 4541: McCoy Tyner – Solo: Live from San Francisco (8/25/2009)
  • 4542: James Carter & John MedeskiHeaven on Earth (8/25/2009)
  • 4543: Kenny Werner – No Beginning, No End (8/17/2010)
  • 4544: Conrad Herwig – The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock (8/17/2010)
  • 4546: Kenny Werner – Balloons (3/15/2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenselaar, Bob (18 March 2013). "Half Note Records: Live from the Blue Note". All About Jazz. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Musto, Russ (10 March 2007). "Half Note Records". All About Jazz. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Harrigan, Tom (October 31, 2001). "Alejandro Sanz tops list of Latin Grammy Awards winners". The Daily Gazette. Retrieved February 7, 2013.