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ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILES

ACT: 20 Years of Magical Music

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Nowadays, creating a record label is closer to the norm than the exception. The real sign of success in a fleeting music business, where the sale of records constantly declines, is staying power. This year, 2012, the German record label ACT Music is able to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Not a mean feat for a company ...

Ornette Coleman & Thelonious Monk: One Revolution After Another

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Two albums in Original Jazz Classics' Remasters series capture one iconoclastic genius at his late 1950s' peak and another limbering up for 1960s' notoriety. Each disc benefits from Joe Tarantino's resonant remastering.

Ornette Coleman

Something Else!!!!

Original Jazz Classics/Contemporary

2011 (1958)

In early 1958, when Contemporary's director/producer, ...

Dreyfus Records: Crossing Continents with Music

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Music, at its best, has the ability to reach across boundaries of nationality, gender and age. If there's a message in music, it's about communication, and about getting to the essence of everything: the beating pulse of a human heart. In an increasingly commercial market, where it has become more important to make music that opens ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

The State of Reissues 2010: Dave Brubeck, Art Pepper, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Joe Pass

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Formed by the merger of West Coast record labels Concord and Fantasy in 2004, the Concord Music Group possesses the largest catalog of recorded jazz earth-side. With such a rich basement, Concord can be expected to launch reissue series from time to time. The label's newest such program is the Original Jazz Classics Remasters series.

Original ...