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Various Artists: The Prestige Records Story

Read "The Prestige Records Story" reviewed by Robert Spencer

This is much more than the history of just one label: this is a primer of modern jazz. The sweep of Bob Weinstock and Prestige Records, particularly in the Fifties and early Sixties, was so broad that this collection encompasses a large part of the jazz that mattered in those days. There is a stunning roster ...

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Various Artists: The Prestige Records Story

Read "The Prestige Records Story" reviewed by Douglas Payne

From 1949 through 1971, Prestige Records was among the most famous and successful of the independent jazz labels. Perhaps only Blue Note, which had its reign during roughly the same period, provided Prestige with significant competition. Both maintained strong, unique identities - even shared many of the same musicians and, in most cases, engineer Rudy Van ...


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