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."