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We're all in, and we're doing our part to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records with a special issue. Over 150 pages focused solely on Blue Note, spanning the label's storied past up through the present day and with a peek into the future. We've interviewed some of Blue Note's rising new stars and we've compiled material from All About Jazz's rich archive including past chats with Chairman Emeritus Bruce Lundvall and legendary recording engineer Rudy van Gelder.
And that's not all!
We've packed this issue with classic Francis Wolff photos, Reid Miles' iconic album cover designs, vinyl and CD reviews, all topped off with another must-read Genius Guide to Jazz installment, "A Brief, Yet Largely Incomprehensible, History of Blue Note."
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Jazz is a creative explosion of individual freedom and communication.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was a kid. My father had a music store.
The best live performance I ever attended was Kenny Garrett in Harlem, New York.
The first jazz record I bought was Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins.
My advice to new listeners is keep listening!