Manfred Eicher Interview May 23, 1999

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Alfred Lion’s and Francis Wolff’s Blue Note records was widely recognised as one of jazz’s premier labels. Fans bought their records unheard because the label stood for something tangible.  The main thrust of the label was simple, singing themes and direct storytelling solos.  Today, collectors eagerly seek out original […]

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Nina Simone: Still Speaking To Us Today

Nina Simone is a legendary singer because she had a voice of such intensity and emotion it seemed touched by genius. Today, singers as diverse as Erykah Badu, Cassandra Wilson and Alicia Keys are among many who have listened and learnt to what Time magazine described as, “a swinging, soulful and infectious blend” of jazz, […]

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