ARKADIA JAZZ ALL-STARS: In the Beginning…

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NOVA BOSSA NOVA

David Liebman – Soprano Sax

Billy Taylor – piano

Benny Golson – tenor sax

Claudio Roditi – trumpet

Bob Mintzer – tenor saxophone

Vic Juris – elec/acoustic guitar

Carl Allen – drums

Eddie Monteiro – accordion/vocals

Guilherme Franco – drums

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This album, Arkadia Jazz All-Stars: In the Beginning features songs from the first six Arkadia Jazz releases in 1997. It includes special Radio Versions of songs by Soprano Saxophonist extraordinaire David Liebman debut album New Vista and legendary Saxophonist and Composer Benny Golson’s new release “Up Jumped Benny.”, unreleased tracks by pianist Billy Taylor from “Music Keeps Us Young”, as well as a bona fide piece of Jazz history… a recording of French gypsy Jazz guitar legend Django Reinhardt entitled Nuages” featuring sax legend Coleman Hawkins. We also introduce two acclaimed international musical groups, Brazilian jazz band Nova Bossa Nova, and the jazz virtuosity of the Moscow Sax Quintet from Russia.

The Arkadia Jazz All-Stars: In the Beginning release is the perfect introduction to Jazz music and Arkadia’s award-winning catalog and artists.

1. – New Vista David Liebman Group 5:05
2. – Beauty and the     Beast David Liebman Group 5:29
3. – Caravan Billy Taylor Trio 4:50
4. – Naima Billy Taylor Trio 5:40
5. – Jazz Influence Nova Bossa Nova 6:00
6. – Convite (Invitation) Nova Bossa Nova 4:56
7. – Up Jumped Spring Benny Golson 6:24
8. – Tiny Capers Benny Golson 5:52
9. – Yardbird Suite Moscow Sax Quintet 3:40
10. – Smashing Thirds Moscow Sax Quintet 2:56
11  – Out of Nowhere Django Reinhardt 3:16
54 minutes

NOVA BOSSA NOVA
David Liebman – Soprano Sax
Billy Taylor – piano
Benny Golson – tenor sax
Claudio Roditi – trumpet
Phil Markowitz – synth
Chip Jackson – bass
Kevin Hays – piano
Bob Mintzer – tenor saxophone
Jamey Haddad – drums
Steve Johns – drums
Dwayne Burno – bass
Joe Ford – alto saxophone
Vic Juris – elec/acoustic guitar
Carl Allen – drums
Eddie Monteiro – accordion/vocals – Café – percussion
Achan Inoue – piano
Lenny Argese – guitar
Alberto Beserra – bass
Guilherme Franco – drums

MEDIA COMMENTS

Arkadia Jazz, one of the hippest and most uncompromising labels on today’s scene.

  • Bob Young, Boston Herald

…someone’s doing something right at Arkadia Jazz. – Billboard Magazine

Some 15 years ago…Bob Karcy started V.I.E.W. Video, a cutting edge company that brought prerecorded video culture into the homes of thousands.

Now Arkadia Jazz…(Karcy’s) fledgling label is off and running without a hitch. – David Zych, JazzTimes

Arkadia Jazz is a spanking-new label whose CD sampler ‘In the Beginning’  features eleven selections from its first six releases and contains a booklet listing personnel and glowing reports about the integrity, commitment, and vision of the label’s founder, Bob Karcy.  For example, Billy Taylor beams: “Bob Karcy is a man who loves music, so he wants to present the music he loves and the artists who create it in the most complete way possible.  I am delighted to be part of the debut of what promises to be a great new experience for artists and listeners alike.”  Based on the bulk of the music in this attractive, mainstream, accessible sampler, Taylor is not blowing smoke.  If Arkadia continues to inspire and release such zesty, delightful, inventive-yet-accessible recordings, it should well start walking the respected path of independent and mainstream labels…– Al Lubrejewski, Jazzerie Notes