Rudy Van Gelder and Alfred Lion

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Rudy Van Gelder and Alfred Lion

recording Donald Byrd’s live 1960

album

“At The Half Note Cafe”


© Francis Wolff


“At The Half Note Cafe”

Introduction by Ruth Mason Lion

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Ruth Mason Lion

Model Ruth Mason appare anche in queste copertine prima di diventere moglie di Alfred Lion – Eng – Model Ruth Mason also appears in these covers Get going before the wife of Alfred Lion



Dr. Ruth Lion’s late husband, Alfred Lion, was the founder of Blue Note Records. Together they played a colossal role in the documentation of jazz throughout most of the 20th century. The long and impressive list of artists they recorded and promoted reads like a Who’s Who of Jazz including Monk and Gillespie to Rollins and Silver. Her charming personality and warm demeanor resulted in the close friendship with many of the recording artists in jazz. Dr. Lion provided wonderful insight into this era as well as stories behind many of those classic recordings.  Dear Ruth passed away on May 20, 2011, however, the work she did to document jazz music will live forever – SOURCE AND VIDEO OF – Ruth Mason Lion.


Ike Quebec 1961

A close-up view of Ike Quebec playing the saxophone during the recording session for his It Might As Well Be Spring album 1961

A close-up view of Ike Quebec playing the saxophone during

the recording session for his It Might As Well Be Spring album 1961

Photo Francis Wolff

Ike Quebec – It might aswell be spring – 1961

Ike Quebec during his Heavy Soul session 1961

Ike Quebec during his Heavy Soul session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, November 26 1961 Photo by Francis Wolff

Ike Quebec during his Heavy Soul session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, November 26 1961

Photo Francis Wolff

Milt Hinton 1961 (Detail)

Milt Hinton (who took a good photo) during Ike Quebec’s Heavy Soul session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, November 26 1961

Milt Hinton (who took a good photo) during Ike Quebec’s Heavy Soul session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, November 26 1961

Photo Francis Wolff

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Grant Green 1961

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A portrait of Grant Green as he plays his guitar during the recording session for Ike Quebec’s Blue & Sentimental album.

Photo Francis Wolff