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Mr. George Shearing, the British jazz piano icon, was admitted to a New York City hospital last night after a fall sustained in his home. He is currently under observation. As a result, Shearing has had to cancel his upcoming dates in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Blind from birth, the 84-old Shearing made his mark in the American jazz scene after putting together his unique quintet comprised of piano, vibes, electric guitar, bass and drums. What became known as the "Shearing Sound" was a resul …

It's going to be a busy summer for tenor saxophonist Benny Golson. On June 22, he will release on the Concord Records label, Terminal 1, new music inspired by a Steven Spielberg film, "The Terminal." The Dreamworks SKG film, starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, and a cameo appearance by Golson, premieres in theaters on June 18.

Terminal 1 is Golson's homage to director Spielberg, a long-time jazz fan, who summoned the saxophonist to Montreal in February to perform a small …

Historic Figure: Entertainment Giant Won 13 Grammy® Awards, Numerous Others Across the Globe (Los Angeles, Calif., June 10, 2004)---Music legend Ray Charles, 73, a 13-time Grammy® Award winner, known the world over as "The Genius of Soul," died at 11:35 AM (PDT) today at the age of 73, announced his publicist, Jerry Digney, of Solters & Digney. He was surrounded by family, friends and longtime business associates at his home in Beverly Hills.

"Although he was very successful and owned a home …

January 1, 2005, Cleveland, Ohio Founded by musician/entrepreneur Dave Love in 1990, Heads Up International celebrates its 15th anniversary as one of the world’s premier crossover jazz labels with debut releases from saxophonists Najee, Walter Beasley and Michael Brecker, among others.

Having signed "the most influential tenor stylist of the last 25 years" (Jazziz Magazine), Heads Up has much to celebrate in 2005. "I’m delighted to join an organization which is fast becoming a force in conte …

Two Companies Merged to Form the CONCORD MUSIC GROUP, INC., A New Leader in Independent, Adult-Focused Recorded Music

Tailwind Capital Partners Partner With Norman Lear and Hal Gaba to Provide Equity Financing

Beverly Hills, CA December 1, 2004 - Concord Records, Inc. and Fantasy, Inc. today announced that Concord has completed its acquisition of Fantasy and has merged the two companies to form a new entity called the Concord Music Group, Inc. Concord Records is a prominent 31-year-old, …

New York New York November 22, 2004 IPO Recordings is pleased to announce a new recording by Roger Kellaway to coincide with the release of the new film biography of Bobby Darin, Beyond the Sea. The recording, titled I Was There; Roger Kellaway Plays From the Bobby Darin Songbook (IPOC1006), features tunes that Kellaway performed with Bobby Darin when he was Darin¹s musical director in the late 1960s, and will be available at leading CD retailers around the country and through IPO's distr …

"The Early what? gets the what? The riddle is simply to make a point. The early Parker (Charlie Parker as in the BIRD) gets the Frank Sinatra (as in CHAIRman of the Board). From the first downbeat, 8:30pm on Monday June 1st, until the final notes went silent, Cafe290 was standing room only. Why? The crowd was there to hear Big Band Jazz? What are you kidding? No joke. This was not your Grandfather's music.  …

For Jazz fans, Labor Day week presents an array of all-star attractions.

Jazz greats Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, the original members of Return to Forever, re-uinite, Sept. 2, at the Hollywoood Bowl in Southern Californiua.

The concert will feature guest appearances by vocalist Chaka Khan, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and original RTF guitarist Bill Connors. The event heralds the beginning of Corea, Clarke & White's first worldwide trio tour.

Khan is expected to perform s …

The Bing Crosby Estate is proud to be a part of Mosaic Records forthcoming box set, Bing Crosby: The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings 1954-56, due out in November 2009. The recordings were catalogued and restored by the Estate whose members were strongly involved in the project. Robert Bader, Vice President of Marketing and Production for Bing Crosby Enterprises points out, "The songs were not pulled from radio show masters. They were recorded in a recording studio in the same manner a …

29.01.2011

Foundations

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

Trumpeter Curt Ramm, saxophonist Dan Moretti and pianist Bill Cunliffe excel in a myriad of musical settings; funk, fusion, Latin, r&b and classical. However, their true love is straight-ahead, soulful and grooving jazz. This common ground is the seed that germinated The Foundations Jazz Record label and as a result of this, we have the product of their first collaboration, Foundations. The new CD combines their skills as soloists, composers and creative forces. Foun …