George Avakian(1)

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“Miles Ahead” Opened in last month (June 16th) in Australia, Denmark, and Poland!

In Japan ,this film will be released in December.

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‘Miles Ahead’ by Miles Davis was released in 1957 by Columbia Records.

The record producer was George Avakian.

This week I want to post about George Avakian.

He was born in Armavir, Russia,March 15, 1919 (age 97).

He has produced legend recordings by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Erroll Garner, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond, among others.

He introduced the LP record format created by Columbia engineers and produced the industry’s first long-playing discs .

He also produced the first live LP—Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert.
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He produced the first jazz album in 1940 (for Decca).

 

Fortunately I have his first record as jazz producer.

Please refer to his interview. Go here

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