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. 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 (Columbia: 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.