Kansas City USA -- With a brand new release by label co-founder, Alaadeen, titled "New Africa Suite", making its commercial release in July 2005, 'ASR RECORDS management felt that the label needed to find a viable solution for secure online CD sales and major digital distribution. Especially since the new CD had been generating its own "buzz" and has already been met with qualified critical praise by professional jazz critics and fellow artists like Bobb
Kansas City USA -- 'ASR RECORDS announces the addition of Sumi Tonooka - the established New York based pianist, composer, clinician and producer to our artist roster. Sumi Tonooka has been surprising and delighting audiences - and quietly piling up accolades from jazz writers and her fellow musicians. Leslie Gourse, of Jazz Times, describes her artistry with such phrases as: "Fierce, fascinating composer and pianist . . . a thoughtful, fresh voice .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kansas City USA -- "New Africa Suite" will be publicly introduced at the historic Mutual Musicains Foundation, 1823 Highland, Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday, July 26, 2005. The CD Release Party starts at 7:00 pm and will include: hearing some of the music from the "New Africa Suite" CD performed by Alaadeen and his band; an open jam session; and, refreshments. Copies of the "New Africa Suite" CD will be ava
Kansas City USA -- 'ASR RECORDS announces the addition of Sebastien Paindestre to our artist roster. Pianist, composer, teacher and co-organizer of jazz concerts in Malakoff ( La Fabrica'son, France, near Paris). He started playing music rather late. Indeed he took his first piano lessons in 1988. Following the advice of Alain Béguin, percussionist and teacher ( artistic co-director of the 'Nuits des musiciens' ), he joined the ENMD in Montreuil in 1990 and attend