Monday, May 07, 2007

Blue Note And Ropeadope Team Up For The Finest In Jazz

New Line Of Apparel And Compilation Albums That Celebrate The Music And Image Of Jazz Icons From Blue Note's Rich Past
In 2004, Blue Note Records and Ropeadope Industries first partnered to create A New Perspective, a distinctive line of t-shirts that drew inspiration from the classic Blue Note cover artwork of the 1950/60s. Now once again, the two companies have teamed up to launch The Finest In Jazz, a new line of apparel and compilation albums that celebrate the music and image of such classic Blue Note artists as Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green and Lee Morgan.

Based on iconic photographs of these artists, Ropeadope has designed a series of t-shirts, hats and bags, which combine the spirit of the classic jazz era with Ropeadope’s signature fashion-forward style. The t-shirts will be available in two different colors (please see below), and in both men’s and women’s styles.

On June 5, Blue Note will also release The Finest In Jazz compilation albums for each of these four artists. The budget-priced collections, which will have a consistent visual design with the apparel, aim to present a compelling introduction to the deep bodies of work that Monk, Smith, Green and Morgan recorded for Blue Note.

The Finest In Jazz merchandise and CDs will be available through select clothing and music retail outlets, as well as online at ropeadope.com

For more information, contact Cem Kurosman at Blue Note Records
(p) 212.786.8634 (e) cem.kurosman@emimusic.com


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