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Relaunch of Iconic ’50s Jazz Catalog Bethlehem Records Announced

Jazzed Magazine • News • August 22, 2013

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Verse Music Group & Naxos of America recently announced the reissue of iconic 1950s Jazz catalog, Bethlehem Records. Bethlehem Records’ lengthy discography contains over 250 albums that freshly and ambitiously captured an era of music, including West Coast Cool Jazz and East Coast Bop. Bethlehem Records roster of artists includes Nina Simone, Carmen McRae, Chris Connor, Mel Torme, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, and Duke Ellington. For some of these legendary artists, the Bethlehem recordings represent their classic debuts, and still for others, their greatest recorded work to date.

Each track has been restored from the original analog sound recording & digitally remastered to meet the highest level of clarity and quality standards. For the first time in decades, each of the titles will be available in their original configuration in LP vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Titles slated for the initial August 27th, 2013 release include Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet, Chris Connor’s Chris Connor Sings Lullaby’s For Lovers, Dexter Gordon’s Daddy Plays The Horn, Charles Mingus The Jazz Experiments of Charles Mingus, Nina Simone Little Girl Blue, and Booker Ervin’s The Book Cooks.

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