Blue Note turns 70

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The Blue Note record label turns 70 in 2009 and as well as a batch of new reissues and some 20 RVGs, a deluxe box-set is expected, plus a two volume best of which will accompany a new history of the label by noted US writer Ashley Kahn. A new group, the Blue Note 7 (featuring Nicolas Payton, Steve Wilson, Ravi Coltrane, Peter Bernstein, Bill Charlap, Peter Washington and Lewis Nash) will also tour extensively during the year, also paying tribute to the label with a debut album. New releases are also expected from Wynton Marsalis, the San Francisco Jazz Collective, Joe Lovano, Jason Moran and Robert Glasper.