Listen Up! Don Was on Blue Note Records, the Meaning of Music and Which Basketball Positions the Rolling Stones Would Play (Metaphorically)
Image by Gabi Porter
Don Was is one of our heroes, a triple O.G. in the music biz who doesn’t believe his own hype and never stopped being a fan. He’s still blown away by all the new styles in the world, and despite making classics has steered admirably clear of the mindset that “it was all so much better when…”
Now president of Blue Note Records–the American jazz label with the musically revolutionary back catalog (think Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk) not to mention peerless and influential graphic design by Reid Miles, whose name is one of the freshest Google image searches you’ll ever do–Don Was is basically the keeper of the cool.
A fan’s dream.
Keep reading to learn which Blue Note albums he considers unheralded classics and which basketball positions each Rolling Stones member would play.
Check this audio clip about Blue Note in the big picture: