Blue note record
Alfred Lion already heard the jazz in recent years in its homeland Berlin. It emigrierte 1937 to New York and took up 1939 in a rented Studio an one-day session of Albert Ammons and Meade lux Lewis. The label Blue note existed originally outLion and max of Margulis, a writer, who took over the financing. The first releases were more traditionally „hot jazz “and Boogie Woogie, the first hit of the label „buzzer time “from Sidney Bechet. Often it occurred that the musicians took their photographs in the early morning hours,after they were finished with their „daily job “in the night clubs and bars. The musicians were treated always well, are it that enough alcohol was present always, photographs to each possible time were made, which musicians large influence on all steps of disk production had, or lateralso for their Probezeiten were paid.
Francis Wolff was a professional photographer, at the end of of 1939 into the USA emigrierte and its youth friend Lion again-met there, which he followed soon. Lion was appointed 1941 for two years into the army. Only at the end of of 1943 was the companyagain fully in the business, and supplied the army took new photographs with records.
To end of war also Ike Quebec of a that was, the photographsmade note with Blue. It was however also up to its death 1963 Talentscout. Even if it already belonged to the older generation, it appreciated the new style to recognize and Bebop, which Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker played.
Blue note was inand the 60's 50's and a large number at influential, published one of the most renowned jazz labels style-coining/shaping jazz albums, to a large extent from very much talentierten musicians of the time at that time. To them jazz legends belong such as Bud Powell, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Thelonious Monk. Blue note was admits for the high artistic level and the outstanding sound quality of the published photographs. Most classical photographs on Blue note were taken up by clay/tone engineer Rudy Van Gelder to its own Tonstudio. The career numerous well-known jazz musician such as Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, kind Blakey, Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter among other things inseparably Blue note is connected with the name.
The first 10 " Vinyl of Blue note 1951 appeared. The label took soon new talents such as Horace Silver, the jazz Messengers, thosesoon kind Blakeys volume, or Clifford Brown became up.Rudy Van Gelder was active as clay/tone technicians from 1953 into the late sixties for Blue note and also with other labels was very much desired. Today it is with it busily, its old photographs new to mastern.Also starting from 1956 had large influence the Plattencover arranged harmoniously asymmetrically by designer Reid Miles. This consisted of a in-colored, over the edge of the disk covering pulled photography, a serifless signature and a white, rectangular strip for the title. For the used photographies was black-and-whiteusually Francis Wolff responsible. Some the Cover in the middle of the 1950er also the designs of a hardly well-known artist showed names Andy be-get.
This very day legendarily the slogan of Alfreds Lion and Francis Wolff, with which they communicated to the musicians during the photograph sessions at that time, is howfor the two a genuine Jazzsong sounds: „It must swing! “.
1965 sold Lion and Wolff Blue note to the disk company Liberty. Lion went two years later into the retirement and Wolff died to 1971. Liberty was already sold to 1969 at United Artists, which again 1979 of EMI was bought, which adjusted at the same time Blue note. The catalog and the name of Blue note are since 1985 property of Capitol record. The reestablishment of Blue note took place 1985. Old artists such as McCoy Tyner took new photographs and young musicians such as JoeLovano or Greg Osby could earn themselves with Blue note large Reputation. Large kommzeriellen success the label with Norah Jones had and established artists such as Van Morrison, Al Green and Anita Baker came to Blue note.
1997 came the musical documentary film „Blue note -A story OF decaying jazz “ into the cinemas.
- smelling pool of broadcasting corporations Cook Blue note - the biography ISBN 3870245999
- Michael Cuscuna, Charlie Lourie, OSCAR Schnider The Blue note Years - the jazz photography of Francis Wolff, Zurich 1995