This opening programme looks at the label's foundation.
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This second programme focuses on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and his role in the `back to Africa' movement.
This third programme examines Blue note in relation to both late 60s soul/pop and the free jazz movement.
George Melly traces the story of Blue Notes Records. This programme looks at the 1970s which despite the critics, produced some of the finest crossover soul music of the time.
This fifth programme looks at the label's decline, demise and re-birth.
A look at the label's current trailblazing artists - Cassandra Wilson, Joe Lavano, Nora Jones, St Germain and Eric Truffaz.