Blue Note Records

A Biography

By Cook, Richard

Publishers Summary:
Blue Note Records is more than just a label. It is the heart of jazz. It is Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins and the ubiquitous Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers — all making their most significant early recordings under the auspices of the Blue Note genius. This book, the first if its kind, chronicles the life of the most famous and influential jazz label of them all. Blue Note Records is still the conspicuous arbiter of style that continues to have influence. Here is the detailed history of the label from the beginning days in 1939: from the development, to the rise, fall and rebirth: Richard Cook examines life behind the scenes and a parallel analysis of all the major records released throughout Blue Note’s history.

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ISBN
978-1-93211-210-8
Publisher
Justin, Charles and Company


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Reviewed on April 1, 2003

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 editor of Jazz Review and coauthor of The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, presents a highly readable history of the label, drawing on magazine articles, books, liner notes, and original inter...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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