Jazznation: Arkadia Jazz Vol.15
1. # BENNY GOLSON - #5 and RISING ON GAVIN JAZZ CHARTS!! #
Benny Golson's THAT'S FUNKY breaks into the top 5 on Gavin Jazz radio!!! THAT'S FUNKY, after being at the #7 position for two consecutive weeks, jumps up to the #5 position with a 71 spin increase based on radio stations reporting to the Gavin Jazz charts last week. We're keeping our
fingers crossed for another #1!
Benny Golson Funky Quintet THAT'S FUNKY (60226-70743-21), Benny Golson TENOR LEGACY (60226-70742-22) and UP JUMPED BENNY (60226-70741-23) available now!
2. # MARY PEARSON #
Mary Pearson will be featured in a full-length concert on BET ON JAZZ showcasing her new Arkadia Jazz album, YOU AND I. The concert will actually be recorded for the upcoming fall season of BET ON JAZZ. Mary will be accompanied by a quintet featuring John Hart on guitar, T.K. Blue on sax, James Weidman on piano, Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Bruce Cox on drums.
Look for Mary Pearson's song I Can't Believe", from her new Arkadia Jazz album YOU AND I, as the closing track on the NARM 2000 Jazz Sampler, being released to stores June 6th.
Mary Pearson's YOU AND I is destined to become a classic of love songs, blessed with a romantic jazz ballad approach that only Mary Pearson can deliver with such style, gracefulness, and most importantly, with such a touch of class and romance. Mary Pearson deserves much radio airplay with her magnificent YOU AND I. Purchase a copy for yourself and a friend! Beautiful jazz!" - Lee Prosser, JazzReview.com
Mary Pearson YOU AND I (60226-71325-26) available now!!
3. # JOANNE BRACKEEN - UPCOMING WEST COAST TOUR! #
Later on in May look for the Joanne Bracken Quartet, featuring DON BRADEN along with Jeff Chambers and Greg Hutchinson as they hit the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada. This tour includes concerts at the The Cotton Club in Vancouver, B.C., the Jazz and Blues Company in Carmel, CA, the Jazz and Reggae Fest on the campus of UCLA and Yoshi's in the San Francisco, CA area.
Later in the summer, Arkadia will release Joanne's first studio solo piano album POPSICLE ILLUSION. Done in Joanne's quirky, inimitable style, POPSICLE is a brilliant work that further raises the bar for the jazz solo piano recording. Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff.
POPSICLE ILLUSION will be followed up quickly by the release of Joanne's first live album with Arkadia, taken from the Joanne Brackeen Trio's command performance at the Jazz Standard in NYC with Ravi Coltrane, Horacio El Negro" Hernandez and Ira Coleman. Look for LIVE AT THE JAZZ STANDARD in stores this Fall!
Just before her West Coast tour begins, Joanne will be going back into the studio at the end of the month to record her next Arkadia Jazz album. What a special surprise this one will be!
Joanne Brackeen: PINK ELEPHANT MAGIC (60226-70371-28) available now!
4. # T.K. BLUE #
The TK Blue Quartet will be featured in a full-length concert on BET ON JAZZ featuring the music of TK's upcoming album EYES OF THE ELDERS. The concert will be recorded for the upcoming fall season of BET ON JAZZ. For this concert, the T.K.Blue (Talib Kibwe) Quartet will feature T.K. Blue on sax, James Weidman on piano, Bruce Cox on drums and Lonnie Plaxico on bass.
T.K. BLUE just got out of the studio having finished the recording of his next album for Arkadia, entitled EYES OF THE ELDERS. Scheduled for a fall release, EYES OF THE ELDERS features Stefon Harris, Randy Brecker, Eric Reed, Lonnie Plaxico, Jeff Tain" Watts and Steve Kroon. These sessions were magical and vivacious - you won't want to miss this one!
T.K. Blue: ANOTHER BLUE (60226-70351-24) available now!!
5. # DAVID LAHM #
Catch David Lahm on May 28th in New Orleans, LA at the Howlin' Wolf club for a special tribute concert to Joni Mitchell. David will be performing with several local musicians while showcasing material from his last album on Arkadia, JAZZ TAKES ON JONI MITCHELL.
David's next album for Arkadia, his follow-up to the highly acclaimed JAZZ TAKES ON JONI MITCHELL, has been recorded and mixed. It features 6 new jazz versions of Joni Mitchell songs and 4 of David's originals. His special guests include Randy Brecker, Vincent Herring, Roger Rosenberg, Ratzo Harris and Ron Vincent. Wait 'til you hear this one!
David Lahm: JAZZ TAKES ON JONI MITCHELL (60226-71011-26) available now!!
6. # ARKADIA IN THE NEWS #
BOB KARCY, Arkadia's Founder and CEO, is featured in an interview in the June issue of DOWN BEAT magazine, talking about Arkadia's upcoming agenda and the acquisition and expansion of the Postcards label.
ARKADIA The Artists' Choice", and POSTCARDS: Musical Notes from 'Round the World", will continue to try to meet, and exceed, your expectations in every aspect of the presentation of our music.<=
Check out the newly updated Arkadia Records website at: arkadiarecords.com! Now fully integrated into the Arkadia Records site is the entire line from the Postcards jazz label which features titles from REGGIE WORKMAN, GARY PEACOCK & BILL FRISELL, PAUL BLEY, HAROLD LAND and many others.