BLUE NOTE TRIBUTE
To: Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff
No Cover! Everyone Welcomed!
Join Tower District Records and DJ Mr. Leonard once again for another musical tribute series. This time we will be paying tribute to one of the most important american modern jazz record labels in history.
A Special Blue Note Birthday Tribute to Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff founders of Blue Note Records.
Francis Wolff APRIL 6th, 1907 - Alfred Lion APRIL 21st, 1908
Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, owned by Universal Music Group and currently operated in conjunction with Decca Records. Established in 1939 by Alfred Lion, Francis Wolff and Max Margulis, it derives its name from the characteristic "blue notes" of jazz and the blues.
Historically, Blue Note has principally been known for it's "hard bop" style of jazz (mixing bebop with other forms of music including soul, blues, rhythm and blues and gospel), but also recorded essential albums in the avant-garde and free styles of jazz. Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Grant Green, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, and Jackie McLean were among the label's leading artists.
During its heyday, the 1950s and 1960s, the photography and graphic art of Reid Miles created a series of iconic album covers, often incorporating session photos by Wolff, which added to Blue Note's artistic reputation.
Please join us for a jazzy evening of refreshments, good spirits and great music with DJ Mr. Leonard sharing his love and knowledge of american music culture with an emphasis on jazz.
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