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Bob Garcia, Longtime A&M Records Executive, Dies at 81

Bob Garcia, former director of artist relations at A&M Records and West Coast president of the Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, died of natural causes at his home in Tujunga, Calif. on April 26. It was a week before his 82nd birthday. After serving in the U.S. Army in the mid-1960s, Garcia moved to…

Blue Note Records Doc ‘Beyond the Notes’: 7 Things We Found out

Musicians young and old drop a lot of heavy-duty jazz wisdom throughout Beyond the Notes, a new documentary about Blue Note Records that features commentary from the label’s Sixties stars such as Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter and new-school trailblazers like Robert Glasper and Ambrose Akinmusire. But the film’s single most eloquent statement might come…