Verve Records Celebrates 60 Years
Label will Celebrate Landmark Anniversary
with Releases Throughout the Year
One of the most prestigious labels in the history of jazz, Verve Records will celebrate its 60th anniversary throughout 2016 with a trove of historic reissues and stunning new collections from its legendary archives. The release schedule constitutes a who’s-who of jazz legends, including such pioneers as Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Smith, Stan Getz, and the label’s heart and soul, Ella Fitzgerald.
“The Essential Chris Jasper” Now Available on CD…Featuring “Caravan of Love” and More…a compilation of hits from former Isley Brother CHRIS JASPER
“THE ESSENTIAL CHRIS JASPER” is also available for download at Amazon.
NEW YORK – Dec. 27, 2015 – PRLog — “THE ESSENTIAL CHRIS JASPER” is now available on CD at Amazon. “THE ESSENTIAL CHRIS JASPER” is a 29-track double CD of songs that Chris Jasper sang lead on during his time with Isley-Jasper-Isley and his first two solo albums on his Gold City/CBS Associated Label, including: Broadway’s Closer to Sunset Boulevard (IJI); Caravan of Love (IJI); Different Drummer (IJI); Superbad (Solo); and Time Bomb (Solo).
Previously Unreleased Diana Ross Album, Sings Songs From “The Wiz,” Out Now
Rare 1978 recording features Ross singing every role from the classic movie musical, including songs by Charles Smalls, Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson and Luther Vandross
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — After 37 years, Diana Ross Sings Songs From The Wiz is getting its release digitally on November 27 through Motown/ Universal Music Enterprises in time for a revival of the original stage musical, airing live in primetime on NBC, December 3, features chart-topping music superstars Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Ne Yo and Common, Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba, Glee’s Amber Riley, and newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy.
Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day’s Annual Black Friday Event (Friday, November 27, 2015)
New Legacy Vinyl Collectibles include Releases by Earth Wind & Fire, the Isley Brothers, OutKast, & More
NEW YORK, Oct 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the label’s line-up of collectible 12″, 10″ and 7″ vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2015, celebrated this year at the nation’s independent record stores on Friday, November 27, 2015.
HIDDEN BEACH TO RELEASE KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL
FAMILY TREASURES: GREATEST HITS ALBUM, AVAILABLE ON NOVEMBER 13, 2015
Hidden Beach releases 14 –track collection of digitally remastered greatest hits and fan favorites
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 9, 2015) – Hidden Beach Recordings will release a collection of the greatest hits from the acclaimed duo Kindred The Family Soul titled Family Treasures: Greatest Hits, available on all digital stores in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, November 13, 2015.
Legacy Recordings Set to Release Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981, A New 4 Disc Box Set Premiering A Wealth of Previously Unreleased Live Material Performed by the Revolutionary Electronic Jazz-Rock Ensemble from 1978-1981
Available Everywhere Friday, November 20, 2015
NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the upcoming release of Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981, a monumental 4 disc boxed set of previously unreleased live concert performances from the groundbreaking electronic jazz-rock-funk ensemble whose revolutionary sounds continue to influence -generations of bands and music aficionados.
SRI Jazz Acquires Rights To Lost Recordings
SRI Jazz acquires rights to defunct label and releases rare, lost recordings by Ray Charles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Albert King, Count Basie and others.
Through an exclusive agreement SRI Jazz has acquired the rights to the Monad Records catalog of lost classic jazz and blues recordings including the first live recording by the legendary Ray Charles.
A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters from
impulse!/Verve Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of
John Coltrane’s Magnum Opus
Every Take & Overdub from Two Sessions of
Landmark Album Offered in Two and Three-CD Editions
Most Accurate Picture of the Making of the Iconic Recording
On December 9th, 1964, John Coltrane and his classic quartet (Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison and McCoy Tyner) went into the legendary Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey and recorded A Love Supreme–the four-part suite that has influenced musicians and reached generations of fans far beyond the jazz world.
UMe Celebrates B.B. King’s 90th Birthday With Release Of Three Classic Albums On Vinyl, remastered Classics For Digital Including Out Of Print Crown Catalog
Legendary ‘King of the Blues’ will be remembered with vinyl/digital reissues of Live At The Regal, Live In Cook County Jail and first-ever LP version of two — Deuces Wild, featuring famous collaborators, as well as early classics from Modern/Crown Records
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The world of music lost one of its all-time legends when the great blues guitarist B. B. King passed away on May 14, at the age of 89. Accolades and tributes came not only from fans but fellow musicians who were influenced by the Mississippi-born son of sharecroppers, who virtually popularized the genre that spawned rock ‘n’ roll.
Savoy Jazz To Release “CHARLIE PARKER: THE COMPLETE SAVOY AND DIAL STUDIO RECORDINGS 1944–1948” On Vinyl November 13th
Seminal Recordings By Jazz Legend Available On 10 LP 180 Gram Vinyl Set
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Savoy Jazz will reissue their Grammy nominated collection of jazz pioneer Charlie Parker‘s seminal recordings from the 1940’s, “CHARLIE PARKER: THE COMPLETE SAVOY AND DIAL STUDIO RECORDINGS 1944–1948” on 180 gram vinyl in a 10 LP set.