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Five-CD Boxed Set Honors Atlantic Records Legend Nesuhi Ertegun

In 1955, Nesuhi Ertegun joined Atlantic Records, the label founded by his younger brother Ahmet. Put in charge of the label’s jazz division, Nesuhi spent the next 12 years recording a number of landmark albums from significant artists such as Charles Mingus, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Milt Jackson, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. Rhino Handmade will pay tribute to Nesuhi Ertegun’s legacy with a five-CD boxed set of essential recordings that show the deep impact he had on the world of jazz. On December 15, Hommage À Nesuhi will be available exclusively from Rhino for a list price of $149.98. Rhino Handmade will offer the boxed set in an individually numbered limited edition of 3,000 copies.

The compilation was produced by Joel Dorn, who was mentored by Ertegun and succeeded him as Atlantic Records’ jazz producer in 1967. The boxed set was the last project Dorn ever worked on. He passed away the day after putting the final touches on the track list and liner notes.

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