Jazzed Media Releases the Jack Cortner Big Band "Sound Check" CD


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Jack Cortner Big Band
Jazzed Media announces the September 8, 2009 release of the Jack Cortner Big Band “Sound Check" CD. “Sound Check" is the second big band recording in which Jack Cortner features Marvin Stamm's trumpet and flugelhorn playing. As on the first Jazzed Media album, “Fast Track", the “Sound Check" musicians are among the leading artists in New York's intersecting jazz and studio communities. CD

He is a great arranger, and this band of New York's finest musicians love playing his music. Jazz soloists include Jim Pugh, Bill Mays, Jon Gordon, Dave Tofani and John Riley. The band is very sensitive to what Jack writes because, no matter what he writes, it just feels good! The tunes include jazz classics from Herbie Hancock and Duke Ellington, standards from Gershwin, Weill, Kern, Dietz, and Porter and two blues compositions of Cortner's.

Trumpeter Marvin Stamm states, “The band loves playing Jacks music because his orchestrations line up so beautifully. The charts feel great and sound great, so everybody looks forward to playing them. The musicians come in with a wonderful, positive attitude and really give it their all every time. I feel that “Sound Check" is an even more exciting CD than “Fast Track" - and that's saying something!"

Jazzed Media, a jazz record label and film production company, was founded in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area in 2002. Jazzed Media's owner Graham Carter is a multi-Grammy nominated record producer (The Bill Holman Band “Live" and The Bill Holman Band “Hommage") and award winning jazz filmmaker (Phil Woods “A Life in E Flat" & Bud Shank “Against the Tide"). Currently Jazzed Media owner Graham Carter is producing & directing a documentary film on big band jazz legend Stan Kenton.

Artists appearing on the Jazzed Media label include Phil Woods, Bud Shank, Terry Gibbs, Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Bill Charlap, Brian Lynch, Hubert Laws, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Carl Saunders, Don Menza, Christian Jacob, Irene Kral, Jackie & Roy, Bob Lark, Jim McNeely, Mel Martin, Benny Carter, Frank Tiberi, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Jeff Clayton, Lorraine Feather, Judy Wexler, Frank Derrick, and Matt Wilson.

Contact: Graham Carter Jazzed Media www.jazzedmedia.com

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