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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Don Was named CCO of Blue Note Records

Grammy-award winning producer and musician Don Was has been named Chief Creative Officer of Blue Note Records, EMI’s label announced on Tuesday.

Was will sign and develop creative talent for Blue Note, working closely with president of Capitol & Virgin Labels Group Dan McCarroll and president of Blue Note & Manhattan Ian Ralfini, who jointly announced the appointment.

Was, who has been honored with multiple Grammys for his work producing records for Ziggy Marley, The Rolling Stones and Bonnie Raitt, and who has worked with legendary artists such as Al Green, BB King, and most recently John Mayer, will also produce a number of records for the legendary jazz label.

Founded in 1939, Blue Note has released albums from Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and many more. It's current roster includes Norah Jones, Amos Lee and actor/musician Jeff Bridges.

"It's a profound honor to be a part of this legendary company alongside such prodigious record men as Dan and Ian," Was said in a statement. "We dedicate ourselves to furthering Blue Note's artistic tradition of unbridled creativity, talent, intelligence and GROOVE!"

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