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Storyville Records’ Karl Knudsen Dies

Karl Emil Knudsen, the president of Denmark’s renowned Storyville Records and known to many as the Doctor of Jazz Archaeology, passed away last Friday. He was 74.

Knudsen founded Storyville Records, Europe’s oldest independent jazz label, in 1950. Taking full advantage of the renowned jazz musicians passing through Copenhagen, Storyville earned the distinction of “The Blue Note of Europe” for its many important and archival recordings.

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