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Friday, May 17, 2019

#NewYorkNotes #ChrisAlbertson #WhomWeMiss @RecordingAcad RECORDING ACADEMY™ STATEMENT RE: CHRIS ALBERTSON MAY 10, 2019

Recording Academy™ Trustees Award recipient, GRAMMY® winner, and three-time GRAMMY nominee Chris Albertson was a talented biographer and critic whose career included stints as a jazz disc jockey, record producer, and liner notes writer. His passion for the music of the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith led him to produce Bessie Smith: The World’s Greatest Blues Singer, the first of a multi-volume reissue of her recordings, and Bessie, a widely praised biography. His contributions to blues and jazz are significant and lasting, and he will be deeply missed. We offer our condolences to his friends and family.

Neil Portnow
Recording Academy

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