Black Friday shops now to pick up these 3 limited-edition, hand-numbered, 180-gram gatefold LPs: Bill Evans “Live at Ronnie Scott’s” (
) from 1968 with Eddie Gomez and
; Sonny Rollins “Rollins in Holland: The 1967 Studio & Live Recordings” with Ruud Jacobs and Han Bennink (
“Love You Madly: Live at Bubba’s” from 1982 with Paul Berner, Duffy Jackson and Robert Thomas Jr. Each release comes with an elaborate insert replete with rare photos; newly-commissioned essays and interviews; and pressed at
(RTI) with mastering by
(Bill Evans and Monty Alexander) or Kevin Gray at
THREE for RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY! We’re looking forward to dropping our three archival discoveries on
Black Friday (November 27th): SONNY ROLLINS “Rollins in Holland: The 1967 Studio and Live Recordings,” BILL EVANS “Live at Ronnie Scott’s” from 1968 and MONTY ALEXANDER “Love You Madly: Live at Bubba’s” from 1982. More info at ResonanceRecords.org and RecordStoreDay.com
“Rollins in Holland” is the first archival release from the Saxophone Colossus himself,
. Released in partnership with the
, this deluxe 2CD and limited-edition 180g 3LP set is officially sanctioned by Rollins and is comprised of 3 different previously unissued performances with bassist Ruud Jacobs and drummer Han Bennink in May of 1967 at VARA Studio 5 in Hilversum, the Arnhem Academy of Visual Arts in Arnhem, and a televised performance at the Go-Go Club in Loosdrecht. Rollins in Holland will include an extensive booklet with never-before-published photos from each venue; essays by Aidan Levy (currently writing a biography of Sonny Rollins for Da Capo Press) and Dutch jazz journalist/producer Frank Jochemsen; plus interviews with Sonny Rollins, Han Bennink, a remembrance of Ruud Jacobs, and more. LP mastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and pressed at Record Technology Inc. (RTI).
“Live at Bubba’s” is a previously unissued recording of the Jamaican jazz piano icon
captured live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Bubba’s Jazz Restaurant on August 6, 1982. Recorded by legendary engineer Mack Emerman, who founded Criteria Recording Studios (Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Eric Clapton), “Live at Bubba’s” features bassist Paul Berner (Lionel Hampton Orchestra), drummer Duffy Jackson (Milt Jackson, Benny Carter) and the acclaimed percussionist Robert Thomas, Jr. (Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Carlos Santana). The deluxe limited-edition (of 2,000) 180 gram 2LP includes an extensive booklet with photos by Jan Persson, Raymond Ross and Brian McMillen; essays by veteran jazz writer Willard Jenkins, pianist Benny Green, and producer George Klabin; plus interviews with NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron and others. LP mastered and cut at 33 1/3 by Bernie Grundman, and pressed by RTI.
new Dennis Coffey video featuring the Motown funk brother guitarist with Melvin Davis & Mike Theodore talking about playing in Detroit back in 1968, plus Resonance Records producer Zev Feldman, soul singer Bettye LaVette and entertainment industry icon Clarence Avant. Deluxe CD w/56-pg book coming JAN 13, 2017!
For more information, and to read the full press release, go to our website:http://bit.ly/2fza3bR