Limited 180 Gram 3LP & Deluxe 2-CD set officially released in cooperation with the Bill Evans Estate. The complete Hilversum concert, as well as the Metropole session, are previously unreleased. The Amsterdam concert has been only available before on bootleg editions with much inferior sound quality. All of the music presented here bears splendid sound quality and has been mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original Dutch Radio source tapes.
Another absolutely mind-blowing gem from Archie Shepp! "Live in Paris (1974) Lost ORTF Recordings" is some of the best jazz of the era that almost no one ever heard. Fully mastered from the original tapes and capturing one of the great giants of free jazz in a crucial moment of change. The historical importance and raw beauty of these never-before-released recordings are impossible to overstate.
In a year in which we are still seeking a return to our normal lives, Jazz em Agosto is therefore resuming its natural vocation of taking the pulse of the jazz of today, the jazz that doesn’t just settle for reworking the past. Here, we want to continue to see History unfold.
Both editions include the original 1987 album newly remastered from the original analog master tapes by the original engineer, Hervé le Guil + a bonus CD consisting of a previously unissued 1989 Radio France live broadcast by the Barney Wilen Quartet with Jacky Terrasson on piano. The box set also includes a 40-page LP-size booklet + 88-page English edition of the iconic comic book "Barney et la note bleue".
The seminal Criss Cross album from 1994 for the first time ever on vinyl! Mastered for vinyl and lacquer cutting by BERNIE GRUNDMAN. HQ 180.GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL.
In the tradition of labels wholly devoted to vinyl re-pressing, Sam Records puts out a product of top-notch musical, production and visual quality. Check out the available titles!
Born in Nice, Barney Wilen’s (1937-1996) career was boosted in 1957 when he worked with Miles Davis on the soundtrack Ascenseur pour l’échafaud. In 1959, Wilen wrote his two soundtracks Un témoin dans la ville and Jazz sur scène with Kenny Clarke. He also wrote a soundtrack for Roger Vadim’s film Les liaisons dangereuses two years later, working with Thelonious Monk. Wilen returned to composing for French films in the 1980s and 1990s. In the mid-to-late 1960s, he became interested in rock, and recorded an album dedicated to Timothy Leary. Wilen toured in Japan for the first time in 1990. He also worked with punk rockers before returning to jazz in the 1990s. Wilen played with modern jazz musicians until his death in 1996. He died of cancer in Paris at the age of 59.
Founded in 2012 by the American producer Zev Feldman and Spanish producer Jordi Soley, Elemental Music is dedicated to getting out-of-print albums and new archival discoveries into the hands and ears of jazz lovers around the world, and each release will feature deluxe packaging, newly-remastered recordings, and well documented notes with essays from the most recognized jazz journalists in the world, such as Nat Hentoff, Ira Gitler, Ashley Kahn, and Bob Blumenthal. In addition to several series of reissues of classic labels such as Blue Note, Concord or Xanadu, Elemental Music is also releasing newly discovered archival or out-of-print gems of other classic music genres as Soul, Funk, Blues, Rock, Folk & Brazilian Music.
Let My People Go collects seven tracks that Shepp, the iconic saxophonist, activist and artistic polymath, and Moran, arguably the most imaginative pianist of his generation, recorded together in a series of live concerts between 2017 and 2018. You wouldn’t know that from first listen. The pain and fury they evoke in the two spirituals (“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” and “Go Down, Moses”) that make up the center of the record resound with the cries of justice heard over this past summer in the wake of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. As Moran lays down a harmonic bed streaked with Alice Coltrane-esque divine flame, Shepp blows and sings in a voice that cracks constantly; whether from age or heartbreak, it’s devastating either way.