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Jazz at Lincoln Center hosts the Best of Blue Note Festival November 13-18 in New York City, and one lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to the Saturday, November 17th The Best of Blue Note performance (8pm at Rose Theater), while another lucky winner will receive 10 CDs from the Blue Note Records catalog (see below). The winners will be announced on November 13th.
It would take a book to cite all the iconic recording sessions issued under Blue Note's imprimatur since Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff launched the record company in 1939. In this celebration of the label that defines the down-home, funky sound known as hard bop, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will revisit previous arrangements and unveil innovative new ones of iconic repertoire by Horace Silver, Sonny Clark, Joe Henderson, and other label greats. JD Allen and JLCO’s Ryan Kisor serve as featured soloists.
I love jazz because it's so different than pop and has an emotional pull that other music does not have.
I was first exposed to jazz when I saw Dave Brubeck in 1974.
The first jazz record I bought was Bitches Brew by Miles Davis.