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New Vinyl-Only Company Uses Innovative New Model To Release World-Class Artists

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"Newvelle - A new kind of record label with a curated repertoire of world class musicians." --Elan Mehler
Initial year's membership brings private material by Jack DeJohnette, Frank Kimbrough, Noah Preminger, Don Friedman, Ben Allison and Leo Genovese.

Guests include Esperanza Spalding, Ted Nash, John Patitucci, Billy Hart and more.


“A new kind of record label with a curated repertoire of world class musicians. Newvelle ships six impeccably produced and beautifully packaged vinyl LPs to your door every year. This music is available only on vinyl and solely through Newvelle."

Elan & J.C. Explain:

Members of Newvelle receive one new record every two months. These records are recorded by us at East Side Sound in New York City and released solely on the highest quality vinyl. This model allows us to focus completely on releasing premium vinyl and allows the musicians to keep all of their rights to the music. After a window of a couple years where only members can hear this music on their turntables, the artists can release their record in whatever manner and with whomever they choose.

In addition, we are using the larger canvas of vinyl to curate works from some of the most innovative and renowned visual artists working today. Bernard Plossu, the iconic French travel photographer, has agreed to publish works from his catalogue for our inaugural series. We are also publishing texts on the vinyl sleeves from some world class writers. For this first series, we are printing the poems of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith with six poems from her collection “Life on Mars."

The idea, in sum total, is to curate not just a series of exclusive music, but to create an artistic bi-monthly event. Utilizing all the aspects of what makes vinyl special; the superior sound, the physical, tactile quality of the medium, the larger canvas for art and the slower ritualized nature of vinyl, to present something unique and beautiful.

—Elan Mehler & Jean-Christophe Morisseau, Newvelle Founders

2016 Release Schedule

January 2016
Frank Kimbrough Quintet featuring Andrew Zimmerman, Chris Van Voorst Van Beest, RJ Miller and Riley Mulherkar

March 2016
Jack DeJohnette, Solo Piano

May 2016
Noah Preminger Quartet featuring Ben Monder, John Patitucci and Billy Hart

July 2016
Don Friedman Trio featuring Phil Palombi and Shinnosuke Takahashi playing music from Booker Little's seminal albums Out Front and Victory and Sorrow

September 2016
Ben Allison Trio featuring Ted Nash and Steve Cardenas

November 2016
Leo Genovese featuring Esperanza Spalding and Jack DeJohnette

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