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Bill Evans' Behind The Dikes: The First Official And Complete Release Of The 1969 Netherlands Recordings On Elemental Music Records

Bill Evans' Behind The Dikes: The First Official And Complete Release Of The 1969 Netherlands Recordings On Elemental Music Records

Source: Elemental Music

The first official release of three extraordinary live performances by jazz legend Bill Evans, will be available for the second drop of Record Store Day on July 17th for the 3-LP SET edition and on July 23rd for the deluxe 2-CD SET. Remastered from the original tape reels housed at the Nederlands Jazz Archief, this limited edition comes in a triple gatefold LP Jacket, 180-gram audiophile vinyl set. It includes an extensive 12 pages LP insert for the vinyl (32 ...

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Pianist/Composer Dave Flippo's 'Dedications – Jazz From Planet Flippo'—a World Of Eclectism And Invention

Pianist/Composer Dave Flippo's 'Dedications – Jazz From Planet Flippo'—a World Of Eclectism And Invention

Source: Mouthpiece Music

When Dr. Dave Flippo told his bandmates that he wanted to write music for each of them for his new album, he asked what elements they wanted him to include. He found their answers surprising and challenging — like writing a waltz in four or a song about a giraffe. But Flippo, a Chicago-based jazz pianist, composer, vocalist, bandleader, and educator, was certainly up for the challenge. On “Dedications – Jazz From Planet Flippo," he includes eight original tunes and ...

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'La Note Bleue,' The Album That Marked The Great Return Of Barney Wilen, Presented In A Stunning Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set

'La Note Bleue,' The Album That Marked The Great Return Of Barney Wilen, Presented In A Stunning Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set

Source: Elemental Music

This deluxe box set presents the original LP La Note Bleue by the Barney Wilen Quintet in a 180-gram virgin vinyl, sounding better than ever after being newly remastered from the original 24-track analog master tapes by the sound engineer that initially recorded the album, Hervé Le Guil, assisted by Daniel Cayotte. La Note Bleue was awarded the Grand Prix Jazz de l’Académie Charles Cros as “The Best French Jazz Album of 1987”, and features Barney Wilen on tenor and ...

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Music Industry

The MPS Records legacy resumes with vinyl releases of Ella Fitzgerald’s 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and Freddie Hubbard’s'The Hub of Hubbard'

The MPS Records legacy resumes with vinyl releases of Ella Fitzgerald’s 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and Freddie Hubbard’s'The Hub of Hubbard'

Source: Great Scott P.R.oductions

Jazz history was forged in the rustic Black Forest of Germany in 1968 when Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer launched MPS Records and recorded some of the genre’s seminal artists. Legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, The Count Basie Orchestra and George Duke released albums on the prestigious label known for its high-level recording technique and distinctive aesthetic. Much of MPS’s catalog will be reissued in the United States over the coming months thanks to a ...

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Contest

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 6th Edition Officially Begins - Applications for 2021 edition are now open

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 6th Edition Officially Begins - Applications for 2021 edition are now open

Source: Valerio Pappi

On 15th June, pre-registration ends and the sixth edition of the one and only online jazz contest in the world officially begins with great news: new prizes, new sponsors, new judges, new website and new voting method. Deadline November 15th, 2021 2021 Categories Under 25: soloists and bands of 25 years old or younger, of any nationality, provided that they never had a booking agent, recording company or publisher; Pros&Amateurs: all the musicians not belonging to the Under25 category. How ...

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Recording

Vocalist Staci Griesbach Launches 'Songbook Singles' Series Celebrating 20th Century Composers From Great American Songbook And Beyond

Vocalist Staci Griesbach Launches 'Songbook Singles' Series Celebrating 20th Century Composers From Great American Songbook  And Beyond

Source: Staci Griesbach

New Series Launches with 1951 Academy Award-Nominated Best Original Song “A Kiss To Build A Dream On” & 1961 Academy Award-Winning Best Original Song “Moon River.” Now Available on Bandcamp & Coming to All Digital & Streaming Platforms on June 25, 2021. Known for reimagining the Great American Songbook of country music, Los Angeles-based vocalist Staci Griesbach is launching a new music collection called Songbook Singles, debuting with the 1951 Academy Award-nominated Best Original Song “A Kiss to Build a ...

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Performance / Tour

Legendary Strata-East Label Celebrates 50 Years - Led By Charles Tolliver With Narrator Danny Glover On September 1-4 At Birdland

Legendary Strata-East Label Celebrates 50 Years - Led By Charles Tolliver With Narrator Danny Glover On September 1-4 At Birdland

Source: Scott Thompson Public Relations

STRATA-EAST RECORDS @ 50 with Charles Tolliver & the Strata-East All Stars featuring Billy Harper, George Cables, Buster Williams, Lenny White AND guest screen star activist Danny Glover as narrator. Due to unforeseen circumstances brought about by an emergency dental procedure for Charles requiring proper healing time which would extend past the original scheduled June 16 date, the show has been rescheduled. The livestream concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Strata-East Records with Charles Tolliver & the Strata-East All Stars ...

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Event

The JAS Academy Presented By Jazz Aspen Snowmass In Collaboration With The Frost School Of Music At The University Of Miami Expands To 4 Weeks & 2 Summer Sessions

The JAS Academy Presented By Jazz Aspen Snowmass In Collaboration With The Frost School Of Music At The University Of Miami Expands To 4 Weeks & 2 Summer Sessions

Source: EastWest Media

JAZZ GREATS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (7)-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER CHRISTIAN McBRIDE TO BE JOINED BY MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINEE FROST DEAN SHELLY BERG & FROST FACULTY IN RECENTLY EXPANDED PROGRAM TO BRING 44 STUDENT MUSICIANS TO ASPEN FOR SUMMER RESIDENCIES In 2021 Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) will expand its mid-summer JAS Academy collaboration with the Frost School of Music (FSoM) at the University of Miami to include the new “Combo/Small Ensemble Sessions.” This two-week intensive workshop taking place July 11-25, will be followed ...


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