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Dan Morgenstern - Tributes


Dan Morgenstern has 8 Grammys for Record Album Notes, and influenced generations of writers since the 50's and 60's. This tribute includes people who have worked with Dan in the Record industry, as writers, producers, and contributors to DownBeat when Dan was Senior Editor.

Ted Panken - tribute to Dan Morgenstern on Record Album Notes

Ted Panken has written over 500 album liner notes, and pays homage to Dan's skills as a writer and exuberant jazz lover. Ted recollects his first encounters with Dan's liner notes from Prestige and Onyx historical reissue albums, reads an excerpt from Dan's book "Living With Jazz" on the Kansas City Seven, and remembers his first encounters with Dan, Vincent Pelote, and Ed Berger at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies, while doing research, reading oral histories, and going through the vast archives at IJS.
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Michael Cuscuna Tribute to Dan

Michael Cuscuna is an American jazz record producer and writer. He is a leading discographer of Blue Note Records. He has 3 Grammys and attributes his writing skills to working with Dan Morgenstern. In the 1960's he contributed articles to DownBeat magazine, when Dan was editor.
Read his 1st Downbeat review of Paul Bley, and edited by Dan.
- 1992: Best Historical Album for Nat King Cole, The Complete Capitol Trio Recordings
- 1998: Best Album Notes for Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet, 1965–68: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings 
- 2001: Best Historical Album for Billie Holiday, Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia.Read his story how he founded Mosaic Records.
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