Icon 2: The Best of Blue Note

Various Artists

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Icon 2: The Best of Blue Note Review

by Matt Collar

The second volume of tracks chronicling the history of Blue Note Records, 2014's Icon 2: The Best of Blue Note, features recordings from throughout the storied label's history. Included here are cuts from such classic artists as Thelonious Monk, Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, and Lee Morgan. Also featured are more recent recordings by such lauded musicians as Cassandra Wilson, Norah Jones, and Robert Glasper. Ultimately, Icon 2 offers another very listenable and historical thumbnail sketch of Blue Note's ongoing, swinging, soulful legacy.

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