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Lester Koenig

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call, Part 2

Read "Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call, Part 2" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Part 1 | Part 2 This past February Peter Erskine greeted me at his studio with a warm smile and welcoming handshake. Nearly two hours later we had discussed many aspects of his long and storied career. We talked at length about his experiences with Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Zawinul in Weather ...

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Article: Record Label Profile

ACT: 20 Years of Magical Music

Read "ACT: 20 Years of Magical Music" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


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 ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Ornette Coleman & Thelonious Monk: One Revolution After Another

Read "Ornette Coleman & Thelonious Monk: One Revolution After Another" reviewed by Chris May


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 ColemanSomething Else!!!!Original Jazz Classics/Contemporary2011 (1958) In early 1958, when Contemporary's director/producer, ...

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Article: Record Label Profile

Dreyfus Records: Crossing Continents with Music

Read "Dreyfus Records: Crossing Continents with Music" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


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 ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

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

Read "The State of Reissues 2010: Dave Brubeck, Art Pepper, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Joe Pass" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


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 ...


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