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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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The Rose Rhapsody: A New Podcast From The Rose Theatre Co. and Rutz Music Works

The Rose Rhapsody: A New Podcast From The Rose Theatre Co. and Rutz Music Works

Source: Markus Rutz

Chicago-based trumpeter Markus Rutz was recently commissioned by The Rose Theatre, Co. to arrange and orchestrate “Rhapsody in Blue," by the great American Songbook composer, George Gershwin. His arrangement of the iconic melody will become the musical thread through The Rose's ‘21-’22 Season and the signature music for The Rose Rhapsody Podcast set to debut June 7th, 2021, dropping new episodes with new arrangements the first Monday of every month. Together with his collaborator Adrian Joel Ruiz, Rutz has created ...

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Record Store Day 2021 Jazz Releases

Record Store Day 2021 Jazz Releases

Source: Kyle Simpler

Since its inception in 2007, Record Store Day has become an important event for record collectors around the world. Every year, limited edition runs of albums from a variety of different genres hit the shelves, and jazz is no exception. There are two 2021 Record Store Day drops planned: one on June 12 and the other on July 17. Here is a list of some of the jazz titles scheduled for 2021. June 12 Drop Larry Coryell

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Creed Taylor: Shades of Green

Creed Taylor: Shades of Green

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Today is Creed Taylor's birthday. He's 92. The fabled producer had a significant influence over the direction of jazz from the mid-1950s on. His first job was at Bethlehem Records in New York in the summer of 1954, attracting talent and overseeing the recording of jazz singers and instrumentalists on the East Coast. Creed's vision was to get Bethlehem to start releasing 12-inch records, which he felt was the future of the LP. A year later he moved to ABC-Paramount, ...

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Glimmers of hope, turning a corner

Glimmers of hope, turning a corner

Source: Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes

This 2021 edition of Jazz Appreciation Month underscored the notion that we can’t take the music or its makers for granted. Especially after the past year: clubs shuttered temporarily or permanently, or forced to present music to their supporters virtually via webcasts because of limited or no live audiences. Musicians without steady gigs or, in some cases, any gigs for over a year. Or others performing from their living rooms, stoops, driveways and public parks to keep their chops—and sanity—hoping ...

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Tony Adamo Receives Permission To Rename And Write Lyrics To A Future Sun Ra Song

Tony Adamo Receives Permission To Rename And Write Lyrics To A Future Sun Ra Song

Source: Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services

Tony Adamo wrote about and released music on Eddie Harris, B.B. King, Eddie Henderson, Art Blakey, James Brown, Mark Murphy, Eddie Gale, Jack Kerouac, and Sun Ra, the song entitled “Sun Ra Goes to Mars.” The Eddie Harris estate gave Adamo permission to write spoken word to his “Listen Here.” Adamo renamed it “Listen Here Listen Up.” Dave Davis and Michael Ray of the Sun Ra Arkestra have recorded music on Adamo's new soon to be released CD. Members of ...

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Jazzahead! And International Jazz Day Announce Co-operation

Jazzahead! And International Jazz Day Announce Co-operation

Source: All About Jazz

Two of the leading international organisations in jazz, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz and jazzahead!, the world’s largest jazz trade fair, are jointly announcing a new co-operation in honor of UNESCO International Jazz Day 2021. jazzahead! this year takes place under the motto “Close Together From Afar" and will run from Thursday 29 April to Sunday 2 May 2021. The two organisations plan to mark International Jazz Day together on Friday 30 April. “With this cooperation we want to ...

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jazzahead! Jazz industry networking opportunity

jazzahead! Jazz industry networking opportunity

Source: All About Jazz

Inspiring conversations, targeted one-on-one meetings, valuable opportunities to network: Can they still happen at a digital trade fair? Yes, they can! In cooperation with a specialist partner, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), jazzahead!, the world's largest international jazz trade fair, is organising online matchmaking sessions over three days from Wednesday 10 March until Friday 12 March 2021. Producers, concert and festival organisers, bookers, artist management agencies, media representatives or musicians: all will be able to avail themselves of the chance to ...


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