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Omnivore to Release Five-CD Set of Jazz Saxophonist Art Pepper’s Sessions for Artists House Label (Sept. 23)

PROMISE KEPT: THE COMPLETE ARTISTS HOUSE RECORDINGS  DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 23. Package contains the four albums drawn from the sessions,  Plus a fifth disc of additional takes. Nineteen previously unreleased performances included. Laurie Pepper contributed liner notes and rare photographs. Producer John Snyder had always wanted to record alto saxophonist Art Pepper and booked him … Continue reading

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Omnivore To Release Maynard Ferguson’s Complete ‘High Voltage’

The Complete High Voltage albums are released on Omnivore on July 15th. Maynard Ferguson conquered Jazz, television, the Pop charts, and even played the closing ceremonies of the 1976 Olympics. Then, hot off the heels of Body & Soul—his self-proclaimed “best album in years”—he took a creative left turn and re-invented himself in 1987 with … Continue reading

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New Jazz: The Evenfall Quartet

The Evenfall Quartet Label: Blue Duchess Records This instrumental collection of standards will probably stay in my CD player for quite awhile. I am already looking forward to listening to it again. It’s a completely satisfying collection of classics, including “Time After Time,” “The Shadow Of Your Smile,” “After You’re Gone,” “How Insensitive,” “That Old Black Magic,” and … Continue reading