Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Celebrating 65 Years of Prestige Records

A few months back, legendary jazz label Blue Note Records celebrated it's 75th anniversary; this time, another legendary jazz label will celebrate, being Prestige Records, which turned 65 a few days ago.

Prestige was set up in 1948 by Bob Weinstock in New York City. Slowly but surely their artist profile included top jazz talent such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Red Garland, Eric Dolphy, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, and many more.

The great producer Rudy Van Gelder is also responsible for remastering many of the old classic albums under the Rudy Van Gelder Remaster Series.

old ad from Prestige

To celebrate, they have posted some promotional sweepstakes which you can take of part of [here] which includes a free downloadable music sampler.

You can hear a few songs from classic albums from the label that I have selected:

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