The legendary jazz label Candid Records, which officially relaunched in April 2022 with five historic titles from its illustrious back catalogue, has announced five additional titles to be reissued on August 26th, 2022. Titles will include Pee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins’s Jazz Reunion, Clark Terry’s Color Changes; Cecil Taylor’s The World of Cecil Taylor; Booker Little’s Out Front; and Booker Ervin’s That’s It.
All five were produced in 1960/61 at Nova Penthouse Studios in New York City by the label’s esteemed A&R director Nat Hentoff and released in 1961.They have been remastered by award-winning audio engineer Bernie Grundman directly from the original tapes for CD, streaming services and 180-gram vinyl.
The reissues include musicians who not only defined the music of their generation but influenced many of the greatest players for generations to come. Featured are two trumpeters (one of the most promising and one of the most legendary), two celebrated tenor sax players, one of whom reunites with a clarinettist whose style defied classification and one of the greatest pianists in jazz history.
“Candid Records is a treasure chest of the finest jazz albums ever made,” states Mark Wexler, head of Candid Records. “It is very gratifying to witness the extraordinary response our initial relaunch of this celebrated catalogue has received. As we continue to reissue the catalogue with these five additional titles it is our goal to not only present them to jazz aficionados but to introduce an entire new generation to these legendary artists who helped define America’s greatest art form we call jazz.”
Exceleration Music Partner (which acquired Candid Records in 2021), music producer John Burk commented: “Relaunching this historical label and celebrating its legacy is both an honour and a great responsibility…and we carry the baton proudly. It has always been our intention to do so without compromise, and our mission continues with these legendary recordings we pay homage to today.”
More info: www.candidrecords.com