Sunday, February 04, 2007

New Music !

One of the great things about the Internet is the ease it allows for finding new information. This is especially cool when it comes to finding out about new releases or reissues. My favorite record company (Mosaic Records – www.mosaicrecords.com) announced a new set of Prestige CDs in their latest newsletter.

They’re part of the Rudy Van Gelder series of recordings remastered by the man himself. It’s amazing to think that the earliest of these recordings date from 1956 and RVG is still active. Although the sound was never bad on these, the new series sounds great.

The titles – "Traneing In" (John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio), "4, 5 and 6" (Jackie McLean), "Cookin’" (Miles Davis Quintet), "El Hombre" (Pat Martino), and "Plus Four" (Sonny Rollins). Quite a lineup; great music by great musicians!

1 comment:

Dr. Jazz Ph.D. said...

Hey Steve,

These are not Blue Note/Mosaic RVGs. They are on Concord (which currently owns the Prestige/Riverside/Fantasy/OJC/Milestone catalogs). Here is a link to more info and where to buy them. Concord RVG Press Release

This batch is the most interesting so far with a new bonus track on El Hombre, which is probably Pat Martino's most famous record besides Sunny. They'll continue to get better and better as time progresses.