Thrilled that the Bill Evans Trio On a Monday Evening (Craft Recordings) album has been voted Historical Album of the Year in the 82nd DownBeat Magazine Readers Poll. 

Honored to have played a part in making this previously-unreleased recording available to the public as the release producer. 

"...a high point in the piano icon's acclaimed career."

DownBeatReaders

 

 

 

 

Blue Coast Artists (including Jenny Maybee & Nick Phillips) will be at THE Show Newport, June 2 8:30pm. Come to North America's largest Audiophile show. Check Blue Coast Records' newest release - Newport Blue Coast Sampler 1 - a compilation of great acoustic artists. Available in DSD, WAV, FLAC and MQD24K Gold CD!

http://bluecoastrecords.downloadsnow.net/newport-sampler-1

 

Newport Blue Coast Sampler 1

MQD 24k Gold CD:

http://bluecoastrecords.downloadsnow.net/newport-sampler-1

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2016

MILES DAVIS TO BE CELEBRATED WITH THE COMPLETE PRESTIGE 10-INCH LP COLLECTION

11-LP box set includes all of Davis’ 10-inch albums on Prestige Records that feature the artist as a leader

LOS ANGELES, Calif.  In advance of what would have been Miles Davis’ 90th birthday, Prestige Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, will celebrate this milestone with The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection — a lavish, 11-LP box set that commemorates the legendary trumpeter’s appearances as a young leader for Prestige Records during the 10-inch LP era, from 1951 to 1954. Street date is May 13, 2016.  

The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collectionpresents all ten 10-inch LPs on which Miles Davis appeared as a leader for Prestige Records, plus a bonus record featuring Davis as a guest artist withLee Konitz, all remastered from the original analog master tapes and faithfully reproduced on 10-inch vinyl, including the original cover artwork and liner notes. Also in the box is a 16-page booklet featuring rare photographs and insightful new notes byGRAMMY® Award-winning author Ashley Kahn, as well as a collectible print of a painting by Davis. The complete list of albums includes: Modern Jazz Trumpets (featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham and Fats Navarro); The New Sounds;Blue PeriodMiles Davis Plays the Compositions of Al CohnMiles Davis QuartetMiles Davis All Star SextetMiles Davis QuintetMiles Davis with Sonny RollinsMiles Davis All Stars, Vol. 1; Miles Davis All Stars, Vol. 2 and, as a bonusLee Konitz’s The New Sounds, featuring Davis as a guest artist. These records offer an incredible lineup of talent, including performances by Art Blakey, Al Cohn, Roy Haynes, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver and Zoot Sims, among many other legends of the genre.  

Nick Phillips, the producer of the box set, remarks, “This collection presents an exciting and important period in Miles Davis’ development as an artist; one in which he is clearly distinguishing himself from the other bop stylists of the era and is rapidly developing the uniquely lyrical and powerful voice that remains so instantly recognizable and influential to this day.”

In addition to the vinyl box set, Concord is in the process of making Davis’ entire Prestige catalog of 12-inch albums available as 24-bit digital editions. Each title has been meticulously restored from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY® Award-winning mastering engineer Paul Blakemore. The campaign, which has been ongoing since February 2016, includes such albums as Dig, Walkin’, Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’and Steamin’, among others. The rollout is expected to be completed by May, 2016.  

 

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March 23, 2016

LEGENDARY GUITARIST LEE RITENOUR TO BE CELEBRATED WITH LIMITED-EDITION BOX SET, THE VINYL LP COLLECTION

 

Individually numbered box set features 180-gram vinyl, remastered audio and 46-page booklet featuring never-before-seen photos and new liner notes by Ritenour

 

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — On April 22nd, Concord Records will release The Vinyl LP Collection: a limited-edition, individually numbered box set celebrating a key period in the prolific solo career of renowned guitarist Lee Ritenour. The Collection contains five classic LPs by Ritenour: Earth Run(1986), Portrait (1987), Festival (1988), Color Rit (1989) and, on vinyl for the first time, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated Wes Bound (1993). These albums have each been remastered, pressed on audiophile-quality, 180-gram vinyl and restored with original artwork and liner notes. An accompanying 46-page booklet contains new liner notes by Ritenour plus never-before-seen photos and ephemera, all culled from an extensive scrapbook collection lovingly  kept by the guitarist’s late father.

The Vinyl LP Collection presents a fertile period in a storied career, which began at the age of 16, when Ritenour was hired as a session guitarist for the Mamas and the Papas, who dubbed him “Captain Fingers” for demonstrating incredible dexterity. Throughout the next decade, Ritenour became one of the most prolific session guitarists, working with the likes of Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett and Quincy Jones. Ritenour’s solo work has earned him a GRAMMY® Award and 19 GRAMMY® nominations. He has recorded more than 40 albums that have yielded 35 charting tracks, and he is widely recognized as one of the best guitarists of his generation.

“For us music lovers and folks who play music, vinyl is still the most amazing way to listen to and appreciate music,” proclaims Ritenour in his liner notes. “I'm thrilled that Concord Records and myself can present these five records remastered on 180-gram vinyl.” The Vinyl LP Collectionincludes such personnel as Academy Award-winning composer Dave Grusin, GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist Alan Broadbent, and GRAMMY® Award-winning composer David Foster, plus legendary saxophonist Kenny G and celebrated Brazilian artist Caetano Veloso.

The Vinyl LP Collection is available for preorder at: http://smarturl.it/RitVinylBox