Alfred Lion

Alfred Lion

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alfred Lion (April 21, 1908 - February 2, 1987) was a Jewish German-born American record executive who co-founded Blue Note Records in 1939[1] Blue Note recorded many of the biggest names in jazz throughout the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Alfred Lion, born in Berlin, began his lifelong fascination with jazz at the age of 16 when he saw a jazz concert given by Sam Wooding's Orchestra in his native town. In 1929 Alfred Lion migrated to the United States, but a physical attack necessitated hospital treatment, and he was forced to return to Germany. From 1933 Lion was based in South America, working for German import-export companies, only returning to New York in 1938. Lion's presence at one of the concerts given under the From Spirituals to Swing banner at Carnegie Hall inspired him to start his own record label.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134966835
  • 9786134966832