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Bob Belden, global-minded jazz saxophonist, dies at 58

15 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Bob Belden, a global-minded saxophonist and arranger who brought a jazz lens to music ranging from chart-topping pop to classical Indian, has died. He was 58. Blue Note Records, where he recorded his best known works, confirmed his death. Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by blue ink.Recommended Reading:Socchan: On String Orchestra DragonsStephanie: Getting Started in Tech's Social Justice MovementAlona: [Content Note: Racism; colonialism; ciscentrism; heterocentrism] This...Show More Summary

Bruce Lundvall dies at 79; jazzman revived Blue Note Records

Bruce Lundvall's youthful ambition to become a jazz musician led him first to the trumpet and the piano and then to the saxophone, each proving to be a fruitless quest.

Bruce Lundvall, who helped revive Blue Note jazz label, dies at 79

Bruce Lundvall, the music executive who revived the iconic Blue Note Records label in the mid-1980s and turned it into a major influence on the contemporary jazz scene during his 25 years as president, died May 19 at a hospital in n Ridgewood, N.J. He was 79.Read full article >>

Bruce Lundvall, 79, Influential Jazz Recording Exec

Mr. Lundvall’s career in the recording industry encompassed more than half a century, with success across multiple genres. Blue Note had been an important jazz label for decades but had been dormant for years when he revived it under the umbrella of EMI Records in 1984, intent on celebrating its legacy while moving forward.

Jazz suffers two heavy losses

Bruce Lundvall died yesterday. A record-biz lifer he rekindled the jazz market in the 1980s by reviving the Blue Note label with such talents as Dianne Reeves, Norah Jones and Bobby McFerrin. A member of the CBS Masterworks team for two decades until then, he was a music-loving, self-effacing, talent-seeking kind of guy, the best […]

Bruce Lundvall, Former Blue Note Records President, Dead at 79

Longtime Blue Note Records president and lifelong jazz champion Bruce Lundvall died Tuesday after a battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 79. His death was confirmed by a Blue Note representative. Lundvall helped reestablish Blue Note – an iconic imprint responsible for some of the Fifties' and Sixties' best jazz LPs...

Bruce Lundvall, CEO Of Blue Note Records

3 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

This interview was originally conducted in May 2003. When we learned of the U.S. release of Richard Cook's Blue Note Records: the Biography, and decided to do the book review and to interview Mr. Cook, we thought it would also be timely and interesting to get the perspective of the current CEO of t...

Big Road Blues Show 5/17/15: My Kind of Blues – A Tribute To B.B. King

4 days agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: The king of the blues, B.B. King, died on May 14th. My first blues album was B.B.'s Live At The Regal which I picked up for $3.99 at Tower Records in NYC. After that I started picking up those great reissue albums put out by Ace Records which collected his 50's sides. I'll […]

Queen Latifah Really Doesn’t Care If You Don’t Like The Lesbian Scenes In “Bessie”

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Noted private person Queen Latifah stars in HBO’s new biopic on legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, who history tells us was bisexual. Unlike the Queen, Bessie doesn’t skirt the issue of Smith’s sexuality — she enjoyed liaisons with both men and women as blues singers of that era were wont to do. Queen La had previously […]

The Best Belts EVER…found at Unis, New York

  I Finally found my favorite stretchy Anderson belts at Unis in New York which is great because I had just recently lost my blue one. They must have around five colors of them available.   If you’re thinking about buying just note they run small. Personally, I had to go up a size for [...]

B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dies At 89

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The great bluesman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and toured relentlessly his whole life, wringing peerless emotion out of every note he played.

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Moanina?(TM) a?' Blue Note 4003

Jazz fans will argue forever over the best version of The Jazz Messengers. Was it the group with m: Wayne Shorter and m: Lee Morgan that made A Night in Tunisia in 1960? The 1954 edition with m: Horace Silver, m: Clifford Brown and {{m: Lou Donaldson = 635...

Big Road Blues Show 5/10/15: A Taste Of BluesWay – The BluesWay Label Pt. 2

Show Notes: [Shows notes are edited from part one which aired in 2010] ABC-Paramount formed the BluesWay subsidiary in 1966 to record blues music. The label lasted into 1974, with the last new releases coming in February, 1974. The label issued over 70 albums, numerous 45's plus several titles that remain unreleased. To give the […]

BB King's Kids Are Denied Control of His Affairs

Noted blues man BB King—his health failing at age 89—is in the middle of tug of war between some of his children and his longtime manager. Three of King's 11 surviving said they suspect the blues legend's manager of stealing his money and neglecting his medical care while...

Stanley Turrentine: At the Shack

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

On April 25, 1960, organist Jimmy Smith recorded for Blue Note with tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and drummer Donald "Duck" Bailey at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Smith handled the bass line with his feet on the...

Blue Jackets will battle the Penguins over TV territory rights

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Puck Drunk Love. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins won’t compete on the ice again until the Fall, but the two teams will square off away from the rink in a battle over television territory rights. Show More Summary

DQM x Vans x Blue Note Records

DQM has collaborated with Vans to produce a very special project with the iconic Blue Note Records. The post DQM x Vans x Blue Note Records appeared first on Transworld Skateboarding.

Big Road Blues Show 5/3/15: Mix Show

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: An eclectic show on tap for today including several songs with a New Orleans connection which is not surprising after just spend the last week in the crescent city. In addition we spin a pair of vintage numbers by B.B. King,  a batch of Hawaiian flavored blues, sets revolving around W.C. Handy's "The […]

Curtis Fuller: The Opener a?' Blue Note 1567

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

From the very first notes, it's obvious that m: Curtis Fuller's The Opener is something completely different. Yes, it's bop. Yes, it features the usual lineup of two horns, piano, bass and drums. And yes, one of those horns is saxman m: Hank Mobley, who, by law, was required to...

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