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Cuscuna, Michael

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The Blue Note years : the jazz photography of Francis Wolff by Francis Wolff( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs taken by Francis Wolff during the rehearsals and recording sessions from 1941 to 1965 at Blue Note Records. Including a biographical section on the musicians and the names and dates of the sessions at which the photos were taken
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s jazz fragments into the avant-garde and many divided schools of thought. Many jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon are forced to leave America in search of work while other use the music as a form of social protest: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Archie Shepp make overtly political musical statements. John Coltrane appeals to a broad audience before his untimely death. Saxophonist Stan Getz helps boost a craze for bossa nova music, but in the early 1970s jazz founders Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington pass away. Miles Davis leads a movement of jazz musicians who incorporate elements of rock and soul into their music and "fusion" wins listeners. By the mid-1980's jazz begins to bounce back led by Wynton Marsalis and a new generation of musicians. Now as it approaches its centennial, jazz is still alive, still changing and still swinging
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1955 and 1960 rhythm and blues and rock ' roll erode jazz' audiences but the music still enjoys tremendous creativity. Saxophonist Sonny Rollins and trumpeter Clifford Brown make their marks while Duke Ellington emerges stronger than ever and Miles Davis and John Coltrane make legendary albums. Louis Armstrong jeopardizes his career when he condemns the government for its failure to act on racism in Little Rock, Ark. Drummer Art Blakely and others attempt to win back R & B audiences to jazz. As stars such as Billie Holiday fade out, others such as Sarah Vaughan burn brightly and newcomers such as Ornette Coleman begin to push the music into uncharted territories
The Blue Note label : a discography by Michael Cuscuna( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great summit : the master takes by Louis Armstrong( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue Note jazz photography of Francis Wolff by Michael Cuscuna( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the success of Rizzoli's The Blue Note Years, the archive of Francis Wolff photographs has been opened once again to present a previously unseen collection of dynamic images. Included are never-before-published color images from Wolff's later years of photography. This volume is a collection of the jazz photographs taken from 1941 to 1968 by Francis Wolff, cofounder of Blue Note Records, to document the recording sessions that made Blue Note the world's most famous jazz label." "Vignettes tell the story of Blue Note Records: its founders, Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff; recording master, Rudy Van Geider; and many of the label's great artists - Jimmy Smith, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Grant Green, John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson, and Art Blakey, among others."--Jacket
Now he sings, now he sobs by Chick Corea( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock( Recording )

3 editions published in 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the crossroads by James Carter Organ Trio( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One night with Blue Note : the historic all-star reunion concert( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evening of jazz music performed by several major artists in celebration of the spirit of Blue Note Records
Johnny Griffin : live in France 1971 by Johnny Griffin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Johnny Griffin was a soulful, inventive tenor saxophone virtuoso with a magnificent tone and the ability to navigate the fastest tunes and the most sophisticated chord changes with seemingly effortless precision. This DVD features two 1971 French concerts with Griff's quartet featuring drummer Art Taylor and guest artist Dizzy Gillespie on ... [two tracks]"--Container
Freddie Hubbard : live in France 1973 by Freddie Hubbard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Freddie Hubbard possessed a big tone, a unique melodic conception and an amazing technique. In the early 1970s, Hubbard became a best-selling jazz artist ... On this 1973 concert, he and ... Junior Cook, George Cables, Kent Brinkley and Michael Carvin stretch out on three of his greatest compositions of the period"--Container
Rahsaan Roland Kirk : live in France 1972 by Rahsaan Roland Kirk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 1972 concert, with the excellent support of Ron Burton, Henry Pearson, Richie Goldberg and Joe Texidor, is a perfect example Rahsaan Roland Kirk's unique genius. The 73-minute performance, featuring classics from Coltrane to Ellington, ends poignantly with two of his most celebrated and powerful compositions: "Volunteered slavery" and "The inflated tear". Seeing him live was a completely different experience from listening to his music on record. Often playing two and three reed instruments simultaneously with amazing skill, he was a living encyclopedia of jazz and an everthinking force of energy who swept the audience up into his orbit."--Conteneur
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers : live in France 1959 by Jazz Messengers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the time of this ... concert, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers were introducing two new members: Wayne Shorter, whose sound and conception would forever change the sonic landscape of the band and Walter Davis Jr., who had as much drive on the piano as Blakey had on his drums. The band featured Lee Morgan on trumpet ... Seeing rather than just hearing Blakey's soaring dynamics and irresistible rhythms reveals just how powerfully he controlled the shape of the music and drove each soloist to new heights."--Container
Thelonious Monk : live in France 1969 by Thelonious Monk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In December 1969, Thelonious Monk entered a television studio in Paris ... The result was an astonishingly intimate and revealing portrait of a man and his music. Monk sits at at the piano and plays whatever occurs to him. In this case, it was nine originals and two of his favorite standards. The freedom of playing unaccompanied allows Monk to give each composition fascinating new twists and variations."--Container
The complete Novus & Columbia recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornette Coleman, 1958-1979 : a discography by David Wild( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In other words by Teodross Avery( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nights of ballads & blues by McCoy Tyner( )

1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue Note : photos by Francis Wolff( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue Note ... The most prestigious jazz label of the 20th century. A story of passion and friendship. The passion of a little 7 year-old-boy, Alfred Lion, who, fascinated, would hide all night behind a swing band, to be at the heart of the percussion and who, on reaching 18, left Berlin and his family for "the source of jazz" : New York. The passion of a young photographer, Francis Wolff, smitten by this "strange music" on attending his very first concert. From the meeting of these two passionate artists came a lifelong friendship which revolved around jazz. Their story gave birth to Blue Note Records, founded in 1939, whose statement of intent read that Blue Note was "designed simply to serve the uncompromising expression of hot jazz and swing, in general." The two friends only recorded what they loved and they would "put quality above cost accounting." Overcoming crises and changing musical trends, they recorded the greatest musicians in jazz history, like Sidney Bechet, Mead "Lux" Lewis, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter. All the photographs in this book were taken by Francis Wolff
 
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The Blue Note years : the jazz photography of Francis Wolff
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Michael Cuscuna Amerikaans journalist

Michael Cuscuna US-amerikanischer Jazz-Produzent

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The Blue Note label : a discographyBlue Note jazz photography of Francis Wolff