Blue Note pops up in London

    The legendary label will operate a pop-up shop in London's King's Cross during this year's EFG London Jazz Festival

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    Bill Frisell and the Four band - signed copies of the group's album will be available at Blue Note's London pop-up shop

    To coincide with the start of the 30th London Jazz Festival this month, Blue Note Records will once again run a pop-up store at Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross.

    The store will be open for one week from 11 November at the King’s Cross location that calls itself a “shopping destination and foodie hotspot” and will sell an array of limited-edition vinyl and merchandise, books, DVDs & CDs.

    The store will open on the same day as the release of Four, guitarist Bill Frisell’s forthcoming Blue Note album, with signed copies available to purchase. The album features the Monkish piece Holiday, released as a single and available on Spotify. Also on sale will be signed copies of saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins’ album The 7th Hand, a work that strives to “bring the quartet closer to complete vesselhood by the end”.

    Blue Note vibraphonist Joel Ross will be signing copies of his latest Blue Note album, The Parable Of The Poet, in store at 4:30pm on 14 November. In addition, a preview and first listen of Donald Byrd’s Live: Cookin’ With Blue Note At Montreux, which is out later in the year, will take place at various times throughout each day.

    Further events at the store will be announced including exclusive screenings, album playbacks, talks from Blue Note artists and discussion panels.

    The Blue Note Pop-Up Store is open 11-19 November at Lower Stable Street (Kiosk 108), Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4LW.

    Immanuel Wilkins appears Monday 7th November at Ronnie Scott’s, Bill Frisell on Tuesday 8th November at Jazz Café (but presenting music from his 2019 Blue Note debut Harmony), and Joel Ross on Monday 14th November at Lafayette, London.