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Barry Kernfeld

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Record company and label. The company was founded in New York in 1957 by a group of directors headed by Morris Levy. It produced a wide variety of material, chiefly in commercially oriented styles, but it also established the Birdland Series, which was devoted to jazz. This included, most importantly, new recordings by Count Basie (1957–62), as well as material by Joe Williams (1957–62), Maynard Ferguson (1958–64), Harry Edison (1958, 1960), Jack Teagarden (1959, 1961),

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Subjects: Music

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