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Happy Birthday Blue Note Records!

Blue Note Records is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and we want to join in the celebration!
Check out our interview with legendary Blue Note recording engineer (and 2009 NEA Jazz Master) Rudy Van Gelder and listen to Jazz Moments in which he discusses being discovered by Blue Note co-founder Alfred Lion, his first recording studio in his parents’ house, and more.
And don't miss our podcast interview with 2013 NEA Jazz Master Lorraine Gordon--owner of the Village Vanguard--as she talks about the early days of Blue Note and Alfred Lion, her first husband.
Visit our NEA Jazz Masters page to learn more about NEA Jazz Masters who recorded for Blue Note like Art Blakey, Richard Davis, Lou Donaldson, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Horace Silver, just to name a few.  And stay tuned for the announcement of the new class of NEA Jazz Masters--and NEA National Heritage Fellows--on June 25!

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