Paul Smith’s design for the vinyl version of ‘Blue Notice: Re:Imagined II’ – art work courtesy of Blue Notice/Joe Baxter PR
Internationally famend British designer Paul Smith has collaborated with Blue Notice Data for the forthcoming second instalment of the Blue Notice Re:imagined undertaking.
Smith, who grew to become a fan following the discharge of the primary quantity in 2020 and subsequently used the music as a supply of inspiration while designing his autumn/winter assortment, has designed the art work for a restricted vinyl version which will likely be obtainable on September 30, 2022.
Offering contemporary takes on music from the illustrious Blue Notice vaults, the Re:imagined collection bridges the label’s previous and future, shining a light-weight on the UK jazz, soul and R&B scene’s most enjoyable artists. Over time, Blue Notice’s iconography has change into as distinctive, particular person and important as its music and the Re:imagined collection continues this development with a collection of hanging covers.
Paul Smith says: “I’m a BIG fan of Blue Notice Re:imagined II. I’ve at all times liked Blue Notice and this album doesn’t disappoint!”
The most recent monitor from the album to be launched is by guitarist and singer Oscar Jerome and rapper Oscar #Worldpeace who’ve reimagined “(Why You So) Inexperienced With Envy”, which initially appeared on US guitarist Grant Inexperienced’s Inexperienced Avenue (1961).
Oscar Jerome: “What I really like about Grant Inexperienced is you’ll be able to inform that the principle focus behind his artwork is to make folks really feel one thing, he’s not caught up in overcomplicating issues and I’ve learnt lots from that strategy. Inexperienced at all times drew from the completely different influences of the day so I knew it was vital to do this on this monitor, there may be reference to older jazz sounds in addition to grunge and extra fashionable West African manufacturing.
“It was an actual honor to get one in every of my favorite rappers Oscar #Worldpeace concerned and to discover the theme of jealousy that’s referenced within the title. We’re speaking about how competitors and jealousy is a pure response when we live in such a harsh capitalist atmosphere however on the finish of the day energy comes from collective assist.”
Pre-order The Blue Notice Re:imagined album and the restricted version Paul Smith-designed vinyl version.
Blue Notice Re:imagined II – Tracklisting:
Yazz Ahmed “It” – From Chick Corea Is (1969)
Conor Albert “You Make Me Really feel So Good”- From Bobbi Humphrey Fancy Dancer (1975)
Parthenope “Don’t Know Why” – From Norah Jones Come Away With Me (2002)
Swindle “Miss Kane” – From Donald Byrd Avenue Girl (1973)
Nubiyan Twist “By way of The Noise (Chant No.2)” – From Donald Byrd A New Perspective (1963)
Ego Ella Might “The Morning Aspect Of Love” – From Chico Hamilton Pereginations (1975)
Oscar Jerome & Oscar #Worldpeace “(Why You So) Inexperienced With Envy” – From Grant Inexperienced Inexperienced Avenue (1961)
Daniel Casimir ft. Ria Moran “Misplaced” – From Wayne Shorter The Soothsayer (1965)
Theon Cross “Epistrophy” – From Thelonious Monk Genius Of Fashionable Music, Vol.1 (1948)
Maya Delilah “Harvest Moon” – From Cassandra Wilson New Moon Daughter (1995)
Kay Younger “Really feel Like Making Love” – From Marlena Shaw Who is that this Bitch, Anyway? (1974)
Venna & Marco Bernardis “The place Are We Going” – From Donald Byrd Black Byrd (1972)
Reuben James “Toddler Eyes” – From Wayne Shorter Communicate No Evil (1964)
Binker Golding “Fort Price” – From Joe Lovano From The Soul (1991)
Cherise “Dawn” – From Norah Jones Feels Like Dwelling (2004)
Franc Moody “Cristo Redentor”– From Donald Byrd A New Perspective (1963)
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