Past Auction

The Jazz Collection of Bruce Lundvall

Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Longtime President of Blue Note Records

  • Longtime President of Blue Note Records
  • Thirty Lots of Original Jazz Album Cover Art, Photographs and Ephemera
  • The Collection Comprises Lots 109 - 138 in the June 25 Doyle at Home Auction

Doyle New York is honored to auction a remarkable collection of original album cover art, rare photography and related ephemera assembled by Bruce Lundvall, longtime president of the renowned Jazz label, Blue Note Records. During his half-century in the music industry at record labels Columbia, CBS, Elektra, Manhattan (EMI) and finally Blue Note, Bruce Lundvall discovered and signed a number of Jazz legends.

The Bruce Lundvall Collection comprises thirty lots documenting the history of Jazz. Featured items include the original artwork for Thelonious Monk’s groundbreaking album, Straight, No Chaser (Colombia: 1966) and Charlie Parker’s Bird with Strings: Live at the Apollo, Carnegie Hall and Birdland (CBS: 1977), as well as a rare 1972 photograph (printed in 1982) of Miles Davis that captures the mercurial genius in a boxing ring at a San Francisco gym. Additional highlights include original album artwork for a number of jazz legends, among them Art Tatum, Woody Shaw, Bessie Smith, Lester Young, Bud Powell and others.

The Bruce Lundvall Collection will be offered as a featured section (lots 109 - 138) in the Doyle at Home auction on June 25, 2014 at 10am.

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