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Norah Jones' Dream Band

At her record company's 75th-anniversary gala, the singer-songwriter performs with her labelmates — some of whom, like Wayne Shorter and Jason Moran, happen to be modern jazz stars.

Drummer Art Blakey, who recorded for Blue Note from 1954 to 1965, in the studio. Francis Wolff/Blue Note Records hide caption

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Cause For Celebration: The Iconic Blue Note Records At 75

Musicians and insiders talk to NPR about the jazz label's legacy. "It's just like the Empire State Building or the White House," says one. "It's a monument."

Cause For Celebration: The Iconic Blue Note Records At 75

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Wayne Shorter Revises Himself

During the '60s, Shorter came to the fore not only as a saxophonist, but as a composer with a sixth sense for how to break the rules of harmony. His band launches new ideas off old themes in concert.

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Salty Laughs And A Greasy Helping Of The Blues

In the '50s, '60s and beyond, they were among the artists who defined hard bop and soul jazz. They revisit the hits in concert, but not without some chortling commentary from Sweet Poppa Lou.

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A Half-Century Of Collaboration In Duet

They first recorded together in 1966, around the time both were signed to Blue Note Records. The pianist and vibraphone player have been working together ever since. Watch a duet performance.

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Blue Note At 75, The Concert

The iconic jazz label celebrates a major anniversary with this special performance featuring artists from its past and present: Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Norah Jones, Jason Moran and many more.

Blue Note At 75, The Concert

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Clifford Brown turned in a number of fine solos playing with bandleader Art Blakey in 1954. Francis Wolff/Courtesy of Blue Note Records hide caption

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75 Great Solos On Blue Note Records

Nearly three-quarters of a century old, the label remains a showcase for jazz soloing in every possible mood and temperament. Here are our picks for sublime moments from the catalog.