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February 09, 1988

Richard E. (Dick) Bock, Founder of Jazz Record Labels

Richard E. (Dick) Bock, 61, founder of Pacific Jazz and World Pacific Records. Bock founded the Pacific Jazz label in the 1950s and produced the recordings of such jazz greats as Buddy Rich, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Jean-Luc Ponty and the Jazz Crusaders. He later founded World Pacific, working with Ravi Shankar, the sitar scholar and performer. Bock went on to produce documentaries on India through his Aura Productions. Most recently Bock had been producing albums for Fantasy Records. In Burbank on Friday of a heart attack.

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