The Blue Note Label: A Discography, Revised and Expanded

The Blue Note Label: A Discography, Revised and Expanded

by Michael Cuscuna, Michel Ruppli
     
 

The Blue Note label is one of the most widely known and respected producers of jazz music in the world. This reference book, by noted discographer Michel Ruppli and Blue Note producer Michael Cuscuna, expands upon the previous edition and includes comprehensive documentation of personnel, recording locations and dates, and master and issue numbers for every

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Overview

The Blue Note label is one of the most widely known and respected producers of jazz music in the world. This reference book, by noted discographer Michel Ruppli and Blue Note producer Michael Cuscuna, expands upon the previous edition and includes comprehensive documentation of personnel, recording locations and dates, and master and issue numbers for every recording made or issued by the label from its inception through the present day.

An introduction provides a synopsis of the label's genesis, history, and output. Nine sections detail each stage in the label's history, from the sessions produced by the label's founders, through Blue Note's adoption by the Liberty Label and then by the EMI conglomerate, to its 1985 revival as its own entity, the jazz label of record in the United States.

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Cuscuna, the producer of all the records released in the US on the Blue Note jazz label, teams up with veteran discographer Ruppli to list all recordings made or issued on the labor. They include only commercially issued recordings, and no albums or compact discs created as premiums or promotional samplers. The first three sections are chronological. The first covers the sessions by the founders Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff from 1939 to middle 1976. The second extends from 1967 to 1979 while Blue Note was part of Liberty label. The third considering recordings from the label's revival in 1985 to the end of 1999. The first edition appeared in 1988. Other sections look at reissues, series, and compact discs. Artists are indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313318269
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2001
Series:
Discographies: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Discographic Reference Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
938
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.94(d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL CUSCUNA is the co-author, with Michel Ruppli, of the first edition of The Blue Note Label, and the producer of all Blue Note records released in the United States.

MICHEL RUPPLI is the author of numerous discographies, including The Decca Labels (Greenwood, 1996) and The MGM Labels (Greenwood, 1998).

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