Storyville Records

Copenhagen, Denmark
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STORYVILLE RECORDS IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST JAZZ RECORD LABELS AND THE OLDEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ LABEL IN EUROPE.

Named after the notorious New Orleans district where jazz was born, the label was launched in Copenhagen in 1952 by jazz fanatic Karl Emil Knudsen. Storyville originally sold imported American records but when the burgeoning post war jazz scene attracted the American jazz artists to tour in Europe and Scandinavia Knudsen seized every opportunity to record his jazz heroes for the label.

By late 2003 when Karl Emil Knudsen, the self-styled “Doctor of Jazz Archaeology”, passed away, his Storyville label was considered by the jazz cognoscenti to be the Scandinavian equivalent to America’s Blue Note Records. The Storyville archive includes recordings by Louis Armstrong, Ben Webster, Duke Ellington, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Benny Carter, to name but a few. Storyville Records was also instrumental in launching the career of some of the most influential Danish jazz artists including Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Fessor's Big City Band and the legendary Papa Bues Viking Jazz Band.

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Uppsala 1971

Duke Ellington
published: August 18, 2019

Songs - The Music of Allen Toussaint

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
published: August 10, 2019

Songs: The Music of Allen Toussaint

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
published: April 09, 2019

Ben Webster's First Concert in Denmark

Ben Webster
published: March 04, 2019

Sharing

Thomas Fonnesbæk
published: November 09, 2018

Just This

Lars Jansson
published: October 20, 2018

Vestigium

Morten Haxholm
published: September 15, 2018

Vestigium

Morten Haxholm
published: September 14, 2018

Live At Montmartre

Ronnie Cuber
published: July 07, 2018

The Treasury Shows Vol. 25

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
published: June 11, 2018

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