Richard Cook: Blue Note Records – The Biography.

On the cover Lee Morgan as photographed by Francis Wolff

Today I finished the book by Richard Cook: Blue Note Records – The Biography. Originally published in the UK in 2001. Blue Note records was founded by the German immigrants Alfred Lion and Frank Wolff, who started the label with a first recording session on 6th January 1939. The book is not so much about the two founders but focuses on the endless stream of released (and not released) jazzalbums , the musicians, the repertoire and the ups and downs of the label in both artistic and financial terms. The book also describes the relaunch of the label in 1984  when EMI hired Bruce Lundvall, an Elektra Records executive and jazzfan. A fantastic story which is in fact also a description of the history of Hardbop. Highly recommended for all jazzfans who have an interest in the history of jazz. Here a YT video of one of the Blue Note heroes, Horace Silver with his famous composition “Song for my Father”.

Cook, Richard -Blue Note Records, 2001,2003 Justin,Charles & Co.,Publishers.

0 Responses to “Richard Cook: Blue Note Records – The Biography.”

  1. Geef een reactie

Geef een reactie

Vul je gegevens in of klik op een icoon om in te loggen.

WordPress.com logo

Je reageert onder je WordPress.com account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )

Google photo

Je reageert onder je Google account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )


Je reageert onder je Twitter account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )

Facebook foto

Je reageert onder je Facebook account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )

Verbinden met %s

Follow Bob's Jazz Blog. on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Voeg je bij 314 andere volgers

About Bob Van Eekhout

Bob van Eekhout drummer Jazz Trio JazzTraffic

Nederlands Jazz Archief

Logo Nederlands Jazz Archief

Van-Ons.nl WordPress Development

Van-Ons.nl WordPress Development & Training

JazzTraffic Trio. Uw Jazzband voor een gezellige sfeer en goede achtergrondmuziek

Jazz Trio JazzTraffic

%d bloggers liken dit: