Gerald Miller

Gerald Miller

The South of Everywhere, Jonathan Kreisberg's latest CD, is scheduled for release on September 18th.

Jonathan's second CD for Mel Bay Records and his sixth as a leader, The South of Everywhere features Matt Penman on bass, Mark Ferber on drums, Gary Versace on piano, and Will Vinson on alto sax.

For the liner notes, Jonathan told David Adler how the title track captures the essence of the recording:

I'm drawn to the southern parts of regions, whether it's

MB3 / Jazz Hits / Volume 1

Street Date: November 21, 2006

Mel Bay Records is pleased to announce the first CD from MB3, a new guitar trio featuring Jimmy Bruno, Vic Juris and Corey Christiansen, with Jay Anderson on bass and Danny Gottlieb on drums.

The players eagerly embraced this opportunity to bring new life to ten popular standards:

"We took tunes that have been done millions of times in

Street Date: July 18, 2006

The Chaser is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Big City, Dave's 2005 CD on Mel Bay Records.

From the outset, you can tell this is a working band. When they come out of the head on the opener, "The Great Divide," there’s an immediate hookup between organist Jared Gold’s surging bass lines and drummer Tony Reedus’ insistent ride cymbal work that just feels so right. It speaks of a chemistry that has been forged

July 18, 2006 is the street date for Vic Juris & Corey Christiansen: Live at the Smithsonian Jazz Café. Recorded on November 11, 2005, this is the second Mel Bay Records project for each artist and the latest jazz DVD from the rapidly growing guitar label. Bassist Bill Moring and drummer Tim Horner are also featured on the recording.

When Corey produced Vic’s first CD for Mel Bay Records, they found their musical s

In the spring of 2005, with his latest CD approaching the pinnacle of the jazz chart, guitarist Randy Johnston captured the energy of the moment in front of a packed house at the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe.

Mel Bay Records is excited to bring you this concert on DVD, scheduled for release on Tuesday, April 18th.

Bassist Tom Pietrycha and drummer Tony Leone joined Randy on this exhilarating blend of originals and covers, including John Coltrane's "Impressions" and Don Militello


Joe Diorio Trio: Live

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Joe Diorio joins the growing roster of jazz-guitar virtuosos on Mel Bay Records with the reissue of Joe Diorio Trio: Live.

The CD is scheduled for release on Tuesday, April 18, 2006.

Recorded by Jim Merod at the Horton Grand Hotel in downtown San Diego on a Spring evening in 1991, the trio included Bob Magnusson on bass and Jim Plank on drums. With Joe playing his 1968 Gibson 175, they offered affectionate interpretations of popular selectio


The Jam

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DVD Release Date: March 21, 2006

The trio is absolutely fierce live, each player imbued with an otherworldly energy and capacity for experimentation. - The Austin Chronicle

Captured live in front of a packed house at Hailey's in Denton, Texas, The Earl Harvin Trio demonstrates the art of improvisation in a mesmerizing, genre-bending performance.

With Earl Harvin on drums, Dave Pa

February 21, 2006

Mel Bay Records is pleased to announce the release of Just Friends, the first instrumental CD from Rick Haydon and John Pizzarelli, two masters of seven-string jazz guitar. Bassist Martin Pizzarelli and drummer Tony Tedesco joined Rick and John at Nola Recording Studios in New York City, where they captured spirited takes on "Chasin' the Blues", "Sometime Ago", "Tony's Tune" and other popular standards.

"Rick Haydon has given us a CD that no