Includes Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis.
EMI's Blue Note Records label is releasing master ringtones culled from its classic jazz repertoire. The program, dubbed "The Best of Blue Tones," includes such jazz legends as Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Miles Davis and Chet Baker. It is the first time these tracks have been made available for mobile distribution.
EMI representatives say they hope releasing this material will help attract an older demographic to the ringtone phenomenon, which to date has been dominated by young adults and hip hop music.