A look back at musical look-backs from the past year.
A new remembrance of Henry Grimes' 2003 return to jazz, Herbie Hancock's latest, and more.
Mosaic Records has a Shaw set in the works--plus updates on Ellington and Jamal.
This program includes a 1953 interview with Miles Davis, recorded several years before the trumpeter damaged his voice.
Mosaic Records has announced a forthcoming 3-CD Select set of saxophonist John Handy’s mid-1960s Columbia recordings, including some previously unreleased material from a 1967 concert performance. Other soon-to-be-issued projects include Louis Armstrong’s 1930s and 40s Decca recordings (March 2009), and a three-CD set of pianist Denny Zeitlin’s mid-1960s Columbia albums (February 2009).
A few months ago Mosaic Records confirmed a forthcoming Ahmad Jamal box-set, covering the pianist’s trio recordings from the late 1950s and early 1960s, currently projected for a March or April 2009 release. Some more details have emerged now on the box’s contents (supposedly 9 CDs). It will contain the following Argo and Chess-label albums:
Mosaic Records has posted information, including discographies, about new sets featuring Dave Liebman’s Pendelum group and some Helen Merrill jazz-vocal sides on their upcoming releases page, along with more details about the forthcoming early-1950s Oscar Peterson collection.
Mosaic Records has reportedly long been trying to put together some kind of collection featuring pianist Ahmad Jamal's influential 1950s trio.