ARKADIA JAZZ ALL-STARS: In the Beginning…

Catalog# 70001

UPC# 602267000122

ARKADIA JAZZ ALL-STARS

David Liebman – Soprano Sax

Billy Taylor – piano

Benny Golson – tenor sax

NOVA BOSSA NOVA

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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            “Arkadia Jazz, one of the hippest and most uncompromising labels on today’s scene.”Bob Young, Boston Herald

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 DAVE LIEBMAN, soprano sax,

Vic Juris -guitar, Phil Markowitz -synth, Tony Marino -bass, Jamey Haddad -drums, Cafe -pandero-tambourine-shaker

5:05
2. – Beauty and the     Beast DAVE LIEBMAN, soprano sax,

Vic Juris -guitar, Phil Markowitz -piano-synth-B3, Jamey Haddad -witch stocks-hose-Hadgini drum, Cafe -misc. percussion

5:29
3. – Caravan BILLY TAYLOR -piano

Chip Jackson -bass, Stgeve Johns -drums

4:50
4. – Naima BILLY TAYLOR -piano

Chip Jackson -bass, Stgeve Johns -drums

5:40
5. – Jazz Influence NOVA BOSSA NOVA

Bob Mintzer -tenor sax, Claudio Roditi -trumpet, Joe Ford -alto sax, Eddie Monteiro -accordion/voice, Guilherme Franco -drums/leader, Alberto Beserra -bass/leader

6:00
6. – Convite (Invitation) NOVA BOSSA NOVA

Bob Mintzer -tenor sax, Claudio Roditi -trumpet, Joe Ford -alto sax, Eddie Monteiro -accordion/voice, Guilherme Franco -drums/leader, Alberto Beserra -bass/leader

4:56
7. – Up Jumped Spring BENNY GOLSON -tenor sax

Kevin Hays -piano, Dwayne Burno -bass, Carl Allen -drums

6:24
8. – Tiny Capers BENNY GOLSON -tenor sax

Kevin Hays -piano, Dwayne Burno -bass, Carl Allen -drums

5:52
9. – Yardbird Suite MOSCOW SAX QUINTET

Vladimir Zaremba -leader/1st tenor sax/soprano sax/clarinet/bass clarinet, Alexander Boychuk -1st alto sax/soprano sax/clarinet, Gennady Pakhtusov -2nd tenor sax/flute, Oleg Ageyev -2nd alto sax/soprano sax, Vladimir Konibolotsky -baritone sax/clarinet, Vladimir Soloviov -piano, Igor Shestov -bass, Alexander Churikov -drums

3:40
10. – Smashing Thirds MOSCOW SAX QUINTET

Vladimir Zaremba -leader/1st tenor sax/soprano sax/clarinet/bass clarinet, Alexander Boychuk -1st alto sax/soprano sax/clarinet, Gennady Pakhtusov -2nd tenor sax/flute, Oleg Ageyev -2nd alto sax/soprano sax, Vladimir Konibolotsky -baritone sax/clarinet, Vladimir Soloviov -piano, Igor Shestov -bass, Alexander Churikov -drums

2:56
11  – Out of Nowhere DJANGO REINHARDT -guitar

Coleman Hawkins -tenor sax, Benny Carter -alto sax, Andre Ekyan -trumpet, Alix Cambelle -tenor sax/clarinet, Stephane Grappelli -piano, Eugene d’Hellemmes -bass, Tommy BEdford -drums

3:16
54 minutes

MEDIA COMMENTS

…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