Blue Note 70th Anniversary

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Blue Note 70th Anniversary

Post by fscl » 14 Jan 2009 19:38

For some history on Blue Note.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=99017823

Enjoy,

Fred

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WHAT GREAT AND WONDERFUL INFORMATION ON BLUE NOTE JAZZ

Post by rbwinterlink » 15 Feb 2009 04:28

Sir, I applaud you on providing this information. I have been a jazz lover for many years. And as a matter of fact, while working in Germany as a program manager, I was able ot take photos of many of the jazz greats that often stopped in Frankfurt Germany. I was learning black and white photography. While visiting a jazz club and speaking with the manager, we agreed that If I took a developed two (2) `12x16 photos of each jazz person that played there, I could get in free. What a wonderful time I had and how exciting it was to hear the music. And of course there were local groups that played as well. There was one group that I could tell had listened to the Bill Evans Trio and had patterned their play that way. What a beautiful sound they had.

Thanks again for this great information and the NPR sponsorship. By the way what does your music/audio system consist of? I look forward to hearing from you.

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Post by blisteringbarnacles » 16 Feb 2009 16:18

getting to hear top-class jazz in return for having your b/w photos used in 'public' ?? What a wonderful arrangement / time that must have been indeed!

hope you're still enjoying your jazz and photography.

thanks, Fred, for the bluenote link.

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Post by fscl » 16 Feb 2009 18:39

RB,

What a great arrangement, what a great collection of jazz greats you must have photographed, saw and listened to.

When I first heard this interview, I found it so interesting as I have now gravitated to jazz lately via rock / rock improvisation bands --> blues / fusion --> jazz.

I'm working my way through the new Blue Note reissues which come with corresponding CD along with what I can find at the thrift shops and used record stores.

Audio system wise, nothing too special, all previously owned or cared for demos, I've got it posted in my profiles. I am very happy with what I have as it sounds excellent to my ears. The addition of the sub completed the system as the bass really comes through along w/ the kick drum and can sound just like a small jazz club setting.

I'm toying with going to see McCoy Tyner w/ Gary Bartz in NYC in the next few days and bring along my A Love Supreme, Trident and Ju Ju Man for some autographs but haven't committed yet, business may also get in the way.

Glad you liked the Blue Note interview, I gave a copy of the interview to the owner of the record store I frequent and she filled me in on side stories as she used to attended jazz concerts at the Half Note w/ friends and saw most every act that came through.

Have you tried streaming WKCR?

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/wkcr/

Happy listening.....

Fred

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