Blue Note Records by Richard Cook
The Biography

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Blue Note Records is more than just a label. It is the heart of jazz. This book, chronicles the life of the most famous and influential jazz label of them all.

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Richard Cook is the co-author of THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ ON CD. He lives in England.
Published January 1, 2001 by SECKER WARBURG. 292 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Now a division of Capitol Records, Blue Note was a pioneer in jazz's golden age, serving as a breeding ground for legends such as Sidney Bechet, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Kenny Burrell, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver.

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In addition, Cook leavens the book with dry wit, describing jazz's core audience as a ''motley, disenfranchised gathering.'' Originally posted May 02, 2003 Published in issue #708 May 02, 2003 Order article reprints

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Richard Cook, in his Blue Note Records: the Biography, doesn't consider the most important question about his subject: why did what was surely the best label in jazz sustain a long-term relationship with none of the music's greatest practitioners and release none of its most important records?

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