Blue Note Records: The Biography

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Pimlico, 2003 - 276 стор.
The first book ever to chronicle the most famous and influential jazz label of them all, from its beginning to the present day. Blue Note is a label that stands for more than just the extraordinary music in its catalogue. The label's story has hitherto been told only through collections of art and photography, foregrounding the label as an arbiter of style that continues to have great influence. Francis Wolff's photography, coupled with Reid Miles' designs, set an unrepeatable standard which has become a classic design symbol. But of course it was not only style and elegance in design that set Blue Note apart; Miles David, Thelonius Monk, Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins and - perhaps the archetypal Blue Note group - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers all made their most significant early recordings under the auspices of the Blue Note genius. The body of this book is a detailed history of the label from its beginnings in 1939, its development, rise, fall and rebirth. Also included is a parallel analysis of all the major records released by the label throughout its history.

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The British Jazz writer Richard Cook writes a detailed history of the influential Blue Note label, founded by German immigrants and jazz lovers Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff. Cook brings research and ... Читати огляд повністю

Blue Note Records: A Biography

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If one record label is synonymous with jazz of the 1950s and 1960s, it's Blue Note, whose back catalog includes no less than Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Cook, the ... Читати огляд повністю

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Richard Cook has written about jazz and other music for some twenty-five years. He is currently the editor of Jazz Review and lives in west London.

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