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Nesuhi Ertegun

"Nesuhi Ertegun spent most of his lifetime working at Atlantic Records and associated labels. He joined Atlantic in 1956, nine years after its founding by his brother Ahmet and Herb Abramson. Nesuhi initially developed Atlantic’s album department and built up the label’s extensive catalog of jazz long-players. The list of jazz artists he produced at Atlantic over the years reads like a who’s who: John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, the Modern Jazz Quartet and more. Nesuhi also became involved with the label’s rhythm & blues and rock and roll roster as well, producing several hit records for Ray Charles, the Drifters, Bobby Darin and Roberta Flack. The son of a Turkish diplomat, Nesuhi acquired his taste for black music while growing up in Washington D.C., where he and Ahmet would frequent the Howard Theater and scour the community for records by their favorite musicians

Atlantic Records: More Giant Steps: An Alternative Top 20 Albums

Read "Atlantic Records: More Giant Steps: An Alternative Top 20 Albums" reviewed by Chris May

Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun's Atlantic Records differs in one key respect from Prestige, Riverside, Impulse!, Strata-East and Flying Dutchman, the most prominent labels covered so far in this Building A Jazz Library series. Those labels' discographies consist almost exclusively of jazz. Atlantic had parallel interests in soul and rhythm-and-blues and, later, rock. This had consequences, as ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Nesuhi Ertegun

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nesuhi Ertegun

All About Jazz is celebrating Nesuhi Ertegun's birthday today! “Nesuhi Ertegun spent most of his lifetime working at Atlantic Records and associated labels. He joined Atlantic in 1956, nine years after its founding by his brother Ahmet and Herb Abramson. Nesuhi initially developed Atlantic’s album department and built up the label’s extensive catalog of jazz long-players. ...

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Modern Jazz Quartet: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64

Read "Modern Jazz Quartet: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64" reviewed by Eugene Holley, Jr.

The Modern Jazz Quartet The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings of The Modern Jazz Quartet 1956-64 Mosaic Records 2011 They were diverse in talent and temperament. John Lewis, the quiet and determined westerner, who told sound stories with his linear and logical blues-based pianisms; Milt “Bags" Jackson, the baggy eyed, Motor ...

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Siegfried Loch: 50 Years on the Music-Making Scene

Read "Siegfried Loch: 50 Years on the Music-Making Scene" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

With a half-century in the music recording business, Siegfried Loch, known to friends and associates as Siggi, has had a huge impact on the jazz music scene in Europe. Jazz isn't the only thing he's been involved in as a producer over all those years, but having his own jazz label--ACT Music, based in Munich, Germany--was ...

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Ertegun Hall of Fame Winners

Ertegun Hall of Fame Winners

Jazz At Lincoln Center has just announced the artists posthumously inducted into its Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame for 2010. They are Bill Evans, Bud Powell, Billy Strayhorn and Sarah Vaughan. Those honored are chosen by vote of a panel of experts from 17 countries. Jazz at Lincoln Center will present concerts dedicated to the ...

Hommage a Nesuhi

Label: Rhino
Released: 2009

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Announcing the Winner of the Rhino Handmade "Hommage a Nesuhi" Contest

Announcing the Winner of the Rhino Handmade "Hommage a Nesuhi" Contest

Brian Trudeau, Congratulations! You're the lucky winner of the Rhino Handmade Records Hommage a Nesuhi limited edition set giveaway. All About Jazz will contact you about claiming your prize. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the contest and please visit Rhino Handmade Records for more jazz releases. Enjoy the music! Your Friends at All ...

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Enter the Rhino Handmade Records "Hommage a Nesuhi" Giveaway Contest

Enter the Rhino Handmade Records "Hommage a Nesuhi" Giveaway Contest

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Rhino Handmade Records “Hommage a Nesuhi“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select ONE winner to receive this 5 disc, limited edition set at the conclusion of the contest on July 31st. Click here to enter the contest (Following Nesuhi Ertegun at AAJ automatically enters you in the ...


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