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Prestige Celebrates 65 Years with Reissues, Videos, Website

Jazzed Magazine • News • June 26, 2014

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PrestigeConcord Music Group will commemorate the 65th anniversary of revered jazz label Prestige Records with a plethora of special reissues, a new video series and a website dedicated to the pioneering jazz label and its roster of groundbreaking artists. The year culminates with a 90th birthday celebration honoring legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, who made a monumental contribution to the label and to jazz in general.

Throughout 2014, Concord is set to release hi-resolution digital reissues of sixty Rudy Van Gelder Remasters series titles along with more than thirty vinyl reissues of Prestige classics.

In addition, Concord has produced a video series titled Prestige Lives!, which will present both contemporary and legendary artists discussing the label’s influence and the essential contribution of engineer Van Gelder.

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