Alfred Lion

Alfred Lion

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b. 1909 - Berlin, Germany
d. 1987

Alfred Lion is the founder of the legendary jazz label Blue Note. He first traveled to the United States in 1930 while employed by a company, bought lots of records and settled in the U.S. by 1938. Began recording swing & jazz by 1939 and pressing vinyl in extended 12" format - 78 rpm - (a format normally reserved for classical music). Blue Note Records soon established itself as the finest label in jazz and had reached its zenith by the mid fifties to the mid sixties, when records of such artists as Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Art Blakey, Hank Mobley and Sonny Rollins were released.
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Alfred Lion Discography

Production

BLP 5010 Max Roach, James Moody, Kenny Dorham, Art Blakey Max Roach, James Moody, Kenny Dorham, Art Blakey - New Sounds(10", Comp) Blue Note BLP 5010 US 1952 Sell This Version
Milt Jackson With John Lewis (2), Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke, Lou Donaldson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet Milt Jackson With John Lewis (2), Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke, Lou Donaldson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet - Milt Jackson With John Lewis, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke, Lou Donaldson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet (Comp) Blue Note US 1955 Sell This Version
Jay Jay Johnson* Jay Jay Johnson* - The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1 (Comp) Blue Note US 1955 Sell This Version
Bud Powell Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume Two (Album) Blue Note US 1955 Sell This Version
Bud Powell Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell (Volume 1) (Album) Blue Note US 1955 Sell This Version
Miles Davis Miles Davis - Volume 1 (Comp) Blue Note US 1955 Sell This Version
Thad Jones Thad Jones - The Magnificent Thad Jones Volume 3 (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Art Blakey Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 2 (Comp, Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Jutta Hipp Jutta Hipp - At The Hickory House Volume 1 (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Kenny Burrell Kenny Burrell - Introducing Kenny Burrell (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Thad Jones Thad Jones - The Magnificent Thad Jones (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Kenny Dorham Kenny Dorham - 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Jutta Hipp Jutta Hipp - At The Hickory House Volume 2 (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
The Incredible Jimmy Smith* The Incredible Jimmy Smith* - At Club "Baby Grand" Wilmington, Delaware, Volume 1 (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Gil Melle* Gil Melle* - Patterns In Jazz (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
The Jazz Messengers* The Jazz Messengers* - At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 1 (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Kenny Burrell Kenny Burrell - Kenny Burrell (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
The Jazz Messengers* The Jazz Messengers* - At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 2 (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Jay Jay Johnson* Jay Jay Johnson* - The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 2 (Comp) Blue Note US 1955 Sell This Version
Miles Davis Miles Davis - Volume 2 (Comp) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Clifford Brown Clifford Brown - Memorial Album (Comp, Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Horace Silver Horace Silver - Horace Silver Trio (Comp) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims - Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
The Incredible Jimmy Smith* The Incredible Jimmy Smith* - At Club "Baby Grand" Wilmington, Delaware, Volume 2 (Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Art Blakey Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 1 (Comp, Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version