Blue Note Records and Decca shared an Ezra Collective new version of Wayne Shorter’s track “Footprints” from the forthcoming compilation “Blue Note Re:Imagined”. This album contains a number of top young British musicians covering tracks from the phenomenal back catalog of iconic jazz label Blue Note Records.
"Footprints" was first released in 1967 on “Adam’s Apple”, Shorter’s tenth album as a leader and seventh for Blue Note Records, which featured Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums. The song was recorded again the same year by the Miles Davis Quintet on the album “Miles Smiles”, which featured both Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, and bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams.
Blue Note recently shared with us Jorja Smith's cover of St. Germain song “Rose Rouge” from the same LP.
Watch below the video to Ezra Collective new version of Wayne Shorter song “Footprints” a second single from the new album “Blue Note Re:Imagined”:
“This project means so much to us in Ezra Collective. For us, Blue Note encapsulates everything that jazz is. Everchanging, evermoving with times and always swinging. From Herbie to Wayne, Glasper and Jose James. Across the decades it’s been a constant source of inspiration, so to contribute to that is a dream come true" Ezra Collective said.
"Blue Note Re:imagined" will include crème de la crème of UK new jazz scene: Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes, Steam Down, Skinny Pelembe, Emma-Jean Thackray, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei, Fieh, Ishmael Ensemble, Blue Lab Beats, Melt Yourself Down, Yazmin Lacey, and Alfa Mist.
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Jimmy Heath - Con Alma / Left Alone feat Cécile McLorin Salvant
Kamaal Williams - One More Time / Hold On feat Lauren Faith & Alina Bzhezhinska
Ezra Collective - Footprints
Anderson .Paak - Lockdown
H.E.R. - I Can't Breathe
SAULT - Sorry Ain't Enough
Jon Batiste, St. Augustine High School Marching 100 - WE ARE
Seth Trachy - JoJo Yelli
Eric Binder Trio, Walter Smith III, Petros Klampanis - Trane Ride
Poldoore - Kodachrome
Knxwledge - tendrly
Project Karnak, Alex Blake, Martin J Stephens - Element
Dinner Party (Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, Kamasi Washington) feat Phoelix - Freeze Tag
Dele Sosimi, Medlar - Full Moon
Etuk Ubong - Mass Corruption
Alan Braufman - Sunrise
Charles Tolliver - Blue Soul
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - When Will I See You Again?
Sun Ra Arkestra - Seductive Fantasy