Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today! Stephen Stills, Live at Berkeley 1971 (Omnivore/Iconic) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP Box: Stephen Stills Webstore Omnivore and Iconic Artists are serving up a previously unreleased 14-song live album drawn from Stephen Stills' concerts at the Berkeley Community Theater in Berkeley, CA, on August 20 and 21, 1971.
Every month, Run Out Groove Vinyl lets music fans vote on a new high-quality vinyl release selected from the Warner Music vault. Last month, three jazz recordings -- Chick Corea's Tones for Joan's Bones, The George Wallington Quartet's The Prestidigitator , and a set of Sonny Stitt outtakes -- were in the running. Jazz fans selected Sonny Stitt's Lone Wolf: The Roost Alternates to be the next limited-edition, numbered LP release by Run Out Groove. The album is available for pre-order now through
On December 7, Verve/UMe will release The Founder, a 4-CD box set in honor of Norman Granz's centennial earlier this year (August 6, 1918). The collection will also be available as a digital download and on streaming services. The set includes 44 tracks, some appearing on CD for the first time ever. It presents a chronological overview of the first two decades of the jazz impresario's impressive career by way of recordings of the musicians he recorded. The booklet includes new liner notes by
Verve/UME celebrate the career of a jazz impresario for the ages. As founder of the Clef, Norgran and Verve labels, Granz helped bring jazz to the masses and launched the careers of many of the genre's brightest stars. The 4-CD set includes 44 tracks, some appearing on CD for the first time ever. The booklet includes new liner notes by Tad Hershorn, author of Norman Granz: The Man Who Used Jazz For Justice. On the discs, you'll find incendiary performances by the likes of Coleman Hawkins
The Second Disc recently reported that The Fire Theft's debut is slated as the next Run Out Groove release. Always looking forward, the label has announced that polls are open to decide the next release in the queue, which will be one of three jazz titles. The first contender is The Prestidigitator by The George Wallington Quintet. From 1943 to 1953, pianist George Wallington built up an impressive resume, collaborating with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Kai Winding, Gerry Mulligan, Zoot