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  • Luca Cerchiari

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Record label. Founded as a subsidiary of ABC-Paramount in 1960, it became known for its strong roster of jazz artists. Through the efforts of the producer Bob Thiele in the 1960s, the label become very successful, recording avant-garde and free-jazz by such musicians as Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Charles Mingus, and John Coltrane, who became its most prolific artist. It also featured hard-bop by Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Max Roach, and Sonny Rollins, mainstream by Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie, and other styles by Oliver Nelson, Gil Evans, and McCoy Tyner. In addition to presenting stylish artwork and a consistent design, the label possessed a memorable logo, which was conceived by Margo Guryan. Most recordings were made in Rudy van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. After Thiele left in ...

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