The Blue Series

The Blue Series

Profile:
A unique partnership with 2.13.61 Records, the label founded by punk legend Henry Rollins, led unexpectedly to Thirsty Ear's relationship with jazz iconoclast Matthew Shipp. Shipp would go on to become the Artistic Director of a new line of recordings named the Blue Series. The concept of the Blue Series was born from Thirsty Ear's desire to marry jazz's many languages into a cogent new one and perhaps shake up what was, and to a certain extent still is, a stagnant musical climate.

Since its beginning in 2000, the story of the Blue Series has been one of focused, organic evolution. From free jazz masters, legends in their own time, to some of the most innovative producers working in the world of modern hip-hop and electronic music, the Blue Series has come to encompass some of the most exciting developments in creative music since the turn of the new millennium. Featuring present-day jazz legends such as William Parker, Tim Berne, Charlie Hunter, David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp, and augmented by DJ Spooky, Dave Lombardo, Meat Beat Manifesto, U.K. electronica titans Spring Heel Jack, and hip-hop innovators El-P and Antipop Consortium (to name just a few,) the Blue Series acknowledges jazz's luminescent past without allowing it to smother its artists' desires to pave new ground. Thirsty Ear continues to work with the most forward thinking artists and earns tremendous praise for projects with the likes of Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, Scanner, Daniel Bernard Roumain and Nils Petter Molvaer.
Project Sex Mob earned a Grammy nomination for their release "Sexotica."
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
BOM24006 Junk Magic  album cover Craig Taborn Junk Magic(CD, Album) Bomba Records (4), Thirsty Ear BOM24006 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
TH57209.2 I've Been To Many Places  album cover Matthew Shipp I've Been To Many Places(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear TH57209.2 US 2014 Sell This Version
THI 57111 2 Light Made Lighter  album cover Craig Taborn Light Made Lighter (Album) THI 57111 2 US 2001 Sell This Version
THI57166 One  album cover Matthew Shipp One(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57166 US 2005 Sell This Version
THI 57182 Urban Mythology Volume One  album cover Free Form Funky Frēqs Urban Mythology Volume One(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear, Thirsty Ear THI 57182 US 2007 Sell This Version
THI 57195 Blink Of An Eye  album cover Scanner With The Post Modern Jazz Quartet* Scanner With The Post Modern Jazz Quartet* - Blink Of An Eye(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57195 US 2010 Sell This Version
THI 57196 Electric Fruit  album cover Weasel Walter | Mary Halvorson | Peter Evans (2) Weasel Walter | Mary Halvorson | Peter Evans (2) - Electric Fruit(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57196 US 2011 Sell This Version
THI 57197 Art Of The Improviser  album cover Matthew Shipp Art Of The Improviser(2xCD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57197 US 2011 Sell This Version
THI57084.2 Pastoral Composure  album cover Matthew Shipp Quartet Pastoral Composure(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57084.2 US 2000 Sell This Version
THI 57088.2 Painter's Spring  album cover William Parker Trio Painter's Spring(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57088.2 US 2000 Sell This Version
THI 57092.2 Blue Decco  album cover Mat Maneri Quartet Blue Decco(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57092.2 US 2000 Sell This Version
THI 57095.2 Matthew Shipp's New Orbit  album cover Matthew Shipp's New Orbit Matthew Shipp's New Orbit(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57095.2 US 2001 Sell This Version
THI57099.2 The Shell Game  album cover Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, Tom Rainey Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, Tom Rainey - The Shell Game(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57099.2 US 2001 Sell This Version
THI57103.2 Masses  album cover Spring Heel JackThe Blue Series Continuum Spring Heel JackThe Blue Series Continuum - Masses(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57103.2 US 2001 Sell This Version
THI 57107.2 It's Krunch Time  album cover Roy Campbell Quartet It's Krunch Time(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57107.2 US 2001 Sell This Version
THI 57114.2 Nu Bop  album cover Matthew Shipp Nu Bop(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57114.2 US 2002 Sell This Version
THI 57118.2 Soul At The Hands Of The Machine  album cover Guillermo E. Brown Soul At The Hands Of The Machine(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57118.2 US 2002 Sell This Version
THI 57119.2 Raining On The Moon  album cover William Parker Quartet Featuring Leena Conquest William Parker Quartet Featuring Leena Conquest - Raining On The Moon(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57119.2 US 2002 Sell This Version
THI57120.1 Antipop Vs. Matthew Shipp  album cover Antipop Consortium Antipop Vs. Matthew Shipp (Album) THI57120.1 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI57120.2 Antipop Vs. Matthew Shipp  album cover Antipop Consortium Antipop Vs. Matthew Shipp(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57120.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI57121.1 Optometry  album cover DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid* Optometry(2xLP, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57121.1 US 2002 Sell This Version
THI57121.2 Optometry  album cover DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid* Optometry(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57121.2 US 2002 Sell This Version
THI57122.2 Sustain  album cover Mat Maneri Featuring Joe McPhee Mat Maneri Featuring Joe McPhee - Sustain(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57122.2 US 2002 Sell This Version
THI57123.2 AMaSSED  album cover Spring Heel Jack AMaSSED (Album) THI57123.2 US 2002 Sell This Version
THI57124.2 Blue Series Essentials  album cover Various Blue Series Essentials(CD, Comp) Thirsty Ear THI57124.2 US 2002 Sell This Version
THI57127.2 Equilibrium  album cover Matthew Shipp Equilibrium(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57127.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI57128.1 Dubtometry  album cover DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid* Feat. Mad Professor & Lee "Scratch" Perry* DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid* Feat. Mad Professor & Lee "Scratch" Perry* - Dubtometry(LP, Red) Thirsty Ear THI57128.1 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI57128.2 Dubtometry  album cover DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid* Feat. Mad Professor & Lee "Scratch" Perry* DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid* Feat. Mad Professor & Lee "Scratch" Perry* - Dubtometry(CD, Album, Enh, P/Mixed) Thirsty Ear THI57128.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI57130.2 Live  album cover Spring Heel Jack with Matthew Shipp, Evan Parker, J Spaceman*, William Parker, Han Bennink Spring Heel Jack with Matthew Shipp, Evan Parker, J Spaceman*, William Parker, Han Bennink - Live(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57130.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI 57131.2 Visionfest : Visionlive  album cover Various Visionfest : Visionlive(CD, Album + DVD-V, Multichannel) Thirsty Ear THI 57131.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI57133.2 Scrapbook  album cover William Parker Violin Trio Scrapbook(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57133.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI57134.2 GoodandEvil Sessions  album cover The Blue Series Continuum GoodandEvil Sessions(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57134.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI57136.1 Sunrise Over Bklyn  album cover EL-P Sunrise Over Bklyn(10", S/Sided) Thirsty Ear THI57136.1 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI57137.2 Threads  album cover David S. Ware String Ensemble Threads(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57137.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI 57138.2 The Blue Series Sampler (The Shape Of Jazz To Come)  album cover Various The Blue Series Sampler (The Shape Of Jazz To Come)(CD, Comp, Smplr) Thirsty Ear THI 57138.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI57139.2 The Sublime And. Science Friction Live  album cover Tim Berne The Sublime And. Science Friction Live(2xCD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57139.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI57140.2 Nothing Stays The Same  album cover DJ Wally Nothing Stays The Same(CD, Album, Enh) Thirsty Ear THI57140.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI 57141.2 Sorcerer Sessions (Featuring The Music Of Matthew Shipp)  album cover The Blue Series Continuum Sorcerer Sessions (Featuring The Music Of Matthew Shipp)(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57141.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI 57143.1 High Water  album cover El-P Feat. The Blue Series Continuum El-P Feat. The Blue Series Continuum - High Water (Album) THI 57143.1 US 2004 Sell This Version
THI 57143.2 High Water  album cover El-P Feat. The Blue Series Continuum El-P Feat. The Blue Series Continuum - High Water(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57143.2 US 2004 Sell This Version
THI57144.2 Junk Magic  album cover Craig Taborn Junk Magic(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57144.2 US 2004 Sell This Version
THI57145.1 The Meat Beat Manifesto Remixes  album cover DJ Wally The Meat Beat Manifesto Remixes(12") Thirsty Ear THI57145.1 US 2004 Sell This Version
THI 57146.2 The Sweetness Of The Water  album cover Spring Heel Jack The Sweetness Of The Water (Album) THI 57146.2 US 2004 Sell This Version
THI57148.1 Celestial Mechanix: The Blue Series Mastermix  album cover DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid* Celestial Mechanix: The Blue Series Mastermix(LP, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57148.1 US 2004 Sell This Version
THI57148.2 Celestial Mechanix  album cover DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid* Celestial Mechanix THI57148.2 US 2004 Sell This Version
THI 57150.2 Latitude  album cover Groundtruther + Special Guest Greg Osby Groundtruther + Special Guest Greg Osby - Latitude (Album) THI 57150.2 US 2004 Sell This Version
THI57151.2 Souls Saved Hear  album cover Big Satan Souls Saved Hear(CD, Album, Enh) Thirsty Ear THI57151.2 US 2004 Sell This Version
THI 57152.2 Harmony And Abyss  album cover Matthew Shipp Harmony And Abyss (Album) THI 57152.2 US 2004 Sell This Version
THI57153.2 Live In The World  album cover The David S. Ware Quartets* Live In The World(3xCD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57153.2 US 2005 Sell This Version
THI57156.1 Negrophilia [The Album]  album cover Mike Ladd Negrophilia [The Album](LP, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57156.1 US 2005 Sell This Version
THI 57156.2 Negrophilia [The Album]  album cover Mike Ladd Negrophilia [The Album](CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57156.2 US 2005 Sell This Version
THI 57158.2 Luc's Lantern  album cover William Parker Luc's Lantern (Album) THI 57158.2 US 2005 Sell This Version
THI 57159.2 At The Center  album cover Meat Beat Manifesto At The Center (Album) THI 57159.2 US 2005 Sell This Version
THI57160.2 Longitude  album cover Charlie Hunter And Bobby Previte As Groundtruther + Special Guest DJ Logic Charlie Hunter And Bobby Previte As Groundtruther + Special Guest DJ Logic - Longitude(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57160.2 US 2005 Sell This Version
THI 57163.2 Pentagon  album cover Mat Maneri Pentagon (Album) THI 57163.2 US 2005 Sell This Version
THI 57164.2 Off-Centre  album cover Meat Beat Manifesto Off-Centre(CD, EP) Thirsty Ear THI 57164.2 US 2005 Sell This Version
THI57166.2 One  album cover Matthew Shipp One(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57166.2 US 2006 Sell This Version
THI57167.2 Only  album cover Beans Feat. William Parker & Hamid Drake Beans Feat. William Parker & Hamid Drake - Only(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57167.2 US 2006 Sell This Version
THI-57168.2 Good Bread Alley  album cover Carl Hancock Rux Good Bread Alley(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI-57168.2 US 2006 Sell This Version
THI 57169.2 An American Compilation  album cover Nils Petter Molvær An American Compilation(CD, Comp) Thirsty Ear THI 57169.2 US 2006 Sell This Version
THI 57170.2 Cobalt Blue  album cover Eri Yamamoto Cobalt Blue(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57170.2 US 2006 Sell This Version
THI 57171.2 Sexotica  album cover Sex Mob Sexotica(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57171.2 US 2006 Sell This Version
THI57172.2 Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery  album cover Scotty Hard Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57172.2 US 2006 Sell This Version
THI 57173.2 BalladWare  album cover The David S. Ware Quartet* BalladWare(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57173.2 US 2006 Sell This Version
THI571742 Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler  album cover Various Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler(CD, Smplr) Thirsty Ear THI571742 US 2006 Sell This Version
THI 57175.2 Streamer  album cover Nils Petter Molvær Streamer(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57175.2 US 2006 Sell This Version
THI57177.2 The Free Zen Society  album cover The Free Zen Society The Free Zen Society(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57177.2 US 2007 Sell This Version
THI57179.2 Etudes4Violin&Electronix  album cover DBR* Etudes4Violin&Electronix(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57179.2 US 2007 Sell This Version
THI 57180.2 Piano Vortex  album cover Matthew Shipp Piano Vortex(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57180.2 US 2006 Sell This Version
THI 57181.2 Altitude  album cover Groundtruther + Special Guest John Medeski Groundtruther + Special Guest John Medeski - Altitude(2xCD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57181.2 US 2007 Sell This Version
thi 57183.2 Songs & Themes  album cover Spring Heel Jack Songs & Themes(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear thi 57183.2 US 2008 Sell This Version
THI 57185.2 The Epidemic Of Ideas  album cover Blink (5) The Epidemic Of Ideas(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear, Thirsty Ear THI 57185.2 US 2008 Sell This Version
THI 57191.2 The Secret Song  album cover DJ Spooky The Secret Song(CD, Album + DVD-V + Dig) Thirsty Ear THI 57191.2 US 2009 Sell This Version
THI 57192.2 4D  album cover Matthew Shipp 4D(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57192.2 US 2010 Sell This Version
THI57201.2 Baboon Moon  album cover Nils Petter Molvær Baboon Moon(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57201.2 US 2011 Sell This Version
THI57202.2 Elastic Aspects  album cover Matthew Shipp Trio Elastic Aspects(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57202.2 US 2012 Sell This Version
THI57203.2 Black Music Disaster  album cover Black Music Disaster Black Music Disaster (Album) THI57203.2 US 2012 Sell This Version
THI 57204.2 Mechanical Malfunction  album cover Weasel Walter | Mary Halvorson | Peter Evans (2) Weasel Walter | Mary Halvorson | Peter Evans (2) - Mechanical Malfunction(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57204.2 US 2012 Sell This Version
THI 57206.2 Dysnomia  album cover Dawn Of Midi Dysnomia(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57206.2 US 2013 Sell This Version
THI57208.2 Massive Threads  album cover Kris Davis Massive Threads(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57208.2 US 2013 Sell This Version