Francis Wolff

Francis Wolff

Real Name:
Francis Wolff
Profile:
Company executive, producer and photographer (born 1907~1908 in Germany - died March 8, 1971 in New York City, USA).

After a career as a commercial photographer in Germany, Wolff emigrated to the United States in 1939. That same year in New York his childhood friend Alfred Lion had co-founded Blue Note Records (with sleeping partner Max Margulis, who soon dropped out of any involvement in the company), and Wolff joined Lion in running the company. During Lion's war service, Wolff worked for Milt Gabler at the Commodore Music Store, and together they maintained the company's catalogue until Lion was discharged.

Until Lion retired in 1967, Wolff concentrated on the financial affairs of the business and only supervised occasional recording sessions produced during his visits to Europe to see surviving members of his family. For the last four years of his life, when Blue Note was no longer an independent label, Wolff shared production responsibilities with pianist and arranger Duke Pearson.

Francis Wolff took photographs during the recordings sessions, usually shot during session rehearsals, throughout the period of Lion's involvement in Blue Note Records. They were used on publicity material and LP album sleeves, and have continued to be used in CD reissue booklets.
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Francis Wolff Discography

Production

Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris (Album) Blue Note US 1963 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up (Album) Blue Note US 1964 Sell This Version
The Ornette Coleman Trio The Ornette Coleman Trio - At The "Golden Circle" Stockholm - Volume Two (Album) Blue Note US 1965 Sell This Version
The Ornette Coleman Trio The Ornette Coleman Trio - At The "Golden Circle" Stockholm - Volume One (Album) Blue Note US 1965 Sell This Version
Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman - The Empty Foxhole (Album) Blue Note US 1966 Sell This Version
Eddie Gale Eddie Gale - Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music (Album) Blue Note US 1968 Sell This Version
John Patton John Patton - That Certain Feeling (Album) Blue Note US 1968 Sell This Version
Andrew Hill Andrew Hill - Grass Roots (Album) Blue Note US 1968 Sell This Version
Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman - New York Is Now! (Album) Blue Note Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Duke Pearson Duke Pearson - The Phantom (Album) Blue Note Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Booker Ervin Booker Ervin - The In Between (Album) Blue Note US 1968 Sell This Version
McCoy Tyner McCoy Tyner - Tender Moments (Album) Blue Note US 1968 Sell This Version
John Patton John Patton - Understanding (Album) Blue Note US 1968 Sell This Version
Hank Mobley Hank Mobley - Reach Out! (Album) Blue Note US 1968 Sell This Version
Reuben Wilson Reuben Wilson - On Broadway (Album) Blue Note US 1968 Sell This Version
Lee Morgan Lee Morgan - Caramba (Album) Blue Note US 1968 Sell This Version
Larry Young Larry Young - Heaven On Earth (Album) Blue Note US 1968 Sell This Version
The Horace Silver Quintet Featuring Stanley Turrentine The Horace Silver Quintet Featuring Stanley Turrentine - Serenade To A Soul Sister (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note US 1968 Sell This Version
Lonnie Smith Lonnie Smith - Think! (Album) Blue Note US 1969 Sell This Version
The Horace Silver Quintet The Horace Silver Quintet - You Gotta Take A Little Love (Album) Blue Note US 1969 Sell This Version
Reuben Wilson Reuben Wilson - Orange Peel / Knock On Wood (Single) Blue Note US 1969 Sell This Version
Reuben Wilson Reuben Wilson - Blue Mode (Album) Blue Note US 1969 Sell This Version
Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter - Schizophrenia (Album) Blue Note US 1969 Sell This Version
Lou Donaldson Lou Donaldson - Who's Making Love / Hot Dog (Single) Blue Note US 1969 Sell This Version
Lee Morgan Lee Morgan - Charisma (Album) Blue Note US 1969 Sell This Version