A few of the key passages from Andre Paine of Music Week's interview with Decca's co-MD Tom Lewis shaped around the release of Blue Note Re:imagined:
''I love that straight-ahead jazz is getting this level of broadcast support. The album launch itself will be backed by a very significant digital and retail spend targeting Blue Note aficionados, fans of all the contributing artists as well as those audiences whose tastes align with the new explosion in jazz listening."
"The overwhelmingly domestic line-up of artists feels like a very important point. Put simply, jazz in the UK is the most exciting in the world. And, certainly, the bands who have emerged from within this scene – or, more accurately, these scenes – have made their presence known around the world. It feels thrilling to see so many British acts carrying the Blue Note logo. I don’t think that has happened since the early ‘90s.'' Full interview