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2009-02-07 14:35:02

Blue Note Records' aim will always be to offer the best jazz music available, the head of the U.S. record label says on its 70th anniversary. Bruce Lundvall, president and chief executive officer of the venerable New York label, said while his label has added folk rock and pop acts in recent years, its primary focus remains jazz, The New York Times reported Saturday. So we've extended our reach beyond jazz, but we've stayed very true to jazz, Lundvall said. And it's going to be that way as...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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