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Jazz Legends Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter Named UCLA Professors
Jazz Legends Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter Named UCLA Professors

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music today announced the appointment of multiple Grammy Award winners and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter as UCLA professors. The two jazz greats are part of t …

Robert Randolph Presents Debut Album From The Slide Brothers
Robert Randolph Presents Debut Album From The Slide Brothers

Legendary sacred steel innovators set to release their first record on February 19 The Slide Brothers, standard bearers of the sacred steel tradition, will release their first studio album on February 19, 2013 on Concord Records. The album …

Legacy Recordings Commemorates Janis Joplin’s 70th Birthday Honoring Iconic Singer As Label’s First Artist Of The Month In January 2013
Legacy Recordings Commemorates Janis Joplin’s 70th Birthday Honoring Iconic Singer As Label’s First Artist Of The Month In January 2013

The Pearl Sessions Nominated For 2013 Best Album Notes Grammy Award NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2013 — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, commemorates the life and music of Janis Joplin on the occasion of the singer …

Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul Of Otis Redding, Due Out March 5 On Stax Records, Collects Soul Legend’s Poignant Ballads
Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul Of Otis Redding, Due Out March 5 On Stax Records, Collects Soul Legend’s Poignant Ballads

Packaging evokes the look and feel of a late ’60s Stax/Volt album that Redding might have released at the height of his career December 13, 2012, LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Otis Redding’s Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding could pa …

Rudresh Mahanthappa - Gamak [ACT, January 7, 2013]
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Gamak [ACT, January 7, 2013]

The idea of hybridity has been central to the music of alto saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa throughout his career. Most prominent, of course, has been his highly original fusion of east and west, jazz mixed with the sounds of his I …

Taj Mahal’s The Complete Columbia Albums Collection
Taj Mahal’s The Complete Columbia Albums Collection

Box Set Features 13 Albums By The Legendary Blues Icon And World Music Pioneer, Covering 15 CDs And 170 Tracks Available everywhere February 5, 2013, through Columbia/Legacy, coinciding with Black History Month in February NEW YORK, Dec. …

Kendrick Scott Oracle Manifests The Deeper Purpose On Conviction
Kendrick Scott Oracle Manifests The Deeper Purpose On Conviction

KSO’s Debut Concord Jazz Release Explores Individual Values and One’s Character Set For Release March 26, 2013 With the 2007 release of The Source – his debut recording as a leader – drummer and composer Kendrick Scott established a reput …

Legacy Recordings Set To Release West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice - Music From & Inspired By New Film Documenting The Case Of The Memphis Three
Legacy Recordings Set To Release West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice - Music From & Inspired By New Film Documenting The Case Of The Memphis Three

West of Memphis: Voices For Justice - Featuring Music From Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines, Patti Smith, Lucinda Williams and More - Available Tuesday, January 15, 2013 The purchase of this album will in part directly benefit the West Memphis …

Pianist/vocalist/composer Patricia Barber Set To Release Her Concord Debut, Smash, January 22, 2013
Pianist/vocalist/composer Patricia Barber Set To Release Her Concord Debut, Smash, January 22, 2013

28 November 2012 -- On Smash, her January 22, 2013 debut on Concord Jazz, Patricia Barber reiterates her unique position in modern music as a jazz triple-threat – imaginative pianist, startling vocalist, and innovative composer. With a new …

Visionary Songwriter Otis Taylor Returns With His Powerful And Unique Blend Of Roots Music And Narrative Poetry
Visionary Songwriter Otis Taylor Returns With His Powerful And Unique Blend Of Roots Music And Narrative Poetry

My World Is Gone explores the struggles of Native Americans with contributions from Indigenous frontman/guitar virtuoso Mato Nanji Roots music visionary Otis Taylor’s 13th album, My World Is Gone, set for release February 12, 2013 on Tela …

Legacy Recordings Releasing 30th Anniversary Edition Of Texas Flood, The Album Debut Of Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Legacy Recordings Releasing 30th Anniversary Edition Of Texas Flood, The Album Debut Of Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble

Features Previously Unreleased Philadelphia Live Set From 1983 Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Texas Flood, 2-CD 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition, Available Tuesday, January 29, 2013 NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 — Legacy Recordings, the …

Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo And His Band Captured Live From Stern Grove Festival On January 15, 2013 Release
Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo And His Band Captured Live From Stern Grove Festival On January 15, 2013 Release

Live From Stern Grove Festival features guests appearances by Sheila E., Dave Koz and Arturo Sandoval “What’s up, San Francisco? Are you ready to have a good time?” asks timbales player and band leader Pete Escovedo at the beginning of Li …