The perception of Blue Note

This ties in a bit to this previous post about Blue Note.

The Daily Jazz: Trinidad Oil Company – Feelin’ Alright

i’m sure some of you will complain that this “isn’t jazz”, but, well, it’s on Blue Note, it suits my mood tonight, and that’s good enough for me

The fact that it is on Blue Note is used as an arguement to defend its “jazzness”. I don’t really care if it qualifies as jazz, as long as it sounds good, but this sort of thinking is an example of how EMI will damage its Blue Note brand by expanding it to non-jazz adult music.

Admittedly, I’m a little old school about that label. I’m still a bit irked that they quit making all of the CD faces with their standard blue and white design. Oh well, progress…