Founder: Alfred Lion, Max Margulis
…and later, Francis Wolff joined.
The jazz label marks its 80-year birthday with a new record, documentary and special live events
2019 marks 80 years since German immigrant Alfred Lion produced his first Blue Note recording session in New York City.
Relaunched by Bruce Lundvall in 1984,.Blue Note Records has remained one of the world’s leading labels dedicated to jazz.
Artists who have recorded on Blue Note include…
•Dr Lonnie Smith.
Blue Note Records is an American record label for Jazz music,.formed in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis.
Shortly thereafter,.Francis Wolff also joined.
All were German refugees.
The name is inspired by the term “Blue notes” in Jazz and blues music.
Historically,.Blue Note is primarily associated with the jazz sub-genre hardbop.
However, the company has also released several albums in Avant-garde and free jazz.
John Coltranes Blue Train (1958) and Cannonball Adderleys Somethin Else (1958) (with Miles Davis in one of his last background roles) were guest appearances at Blue Note.
In 1965,.Liberty Records bought Blue Note Records.
1979 they were bought up by EMI.
Since Universal Music Group purchased EMI 2012,.it is Universal,which also owns Blue Note Records.
2018 came the documentary…
IT MUST SCHWING! -Die Blue Note Story.
And it is this documentary in two hours I saw yesterday on Swedish TV,.incredibly interesting with very good music.
Is there anyone else here who has seen this documentary about Blue Note.?