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6
May

Brilliant Sketches: Nicholas Payton

The brilliant Miles Davis recording Sketches of Spain turned 50 in 2009 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, who reissued a special collector’s edition CD that same year, I produced a podcast series celebrating this masterpiece. Read moreRead more

6
May

Celebrating CTI Records’ 40th Anniversary – Part 3

Contributed by guest blogger Doug Payne (Sound Insights)

Masterworks Jazz continues the 40th anniversary celebration of the legendary CTI Records legacy that began last October with an additional four titles issued this week: George Benson’s Beyond the Blue Horizon, Freddie Hubbard’s First Light, Don Sebesky’s all-star Giant Box and Stanley Turrentine’s Salt Song. While each of the releases have had previous American CD issues, most have been out of print for a number of years and each are important – and significant – milestones in the CTI tradition. Read moreRead more

3
May

Julian Lage Unplugged

I recently had the pleasure of producing a video interview with the exciting guitarist Julian Lage for his latest recording Gladwell. After we completed our interview session, I asked Julian if he would be into performing one of the album’s tunes on his vintage Gibson acoustic guitar for sort of an unplugged version and he happily obliged. Read moreRead more

28
Apr

Celebrating Time Out with Dave Brubeck

In 2009, Dave Brubeck’s musical masterpiece Time Out turned 50 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, I produced a podcast series celebrating this timeless work. Read moreRead more