Capsule Reviews: Concord/Pablo Jazz Reissues

This time ’round in my capsule reviews, I take quick looks at five new reissues from Concord’s Original Jazz Classics series. All five were originally issued on Norman Granz’ Pablo […]

The Very Best Of…Concord Jazz Artists

Because Concord Music Group has acquired the licensing to some of the most venerable labels in all of music (Stax, Fantasy, Riverside, Prestige, and others) as well as large chunks […]

Album Reviews: Concord’s “Very Best Of” Jazz Collections, Part 2

The Very Best of John Coltrane (The Prestige Era) Concord puts a tight focus on John Coltrane‘s work for its The Very Best of John Coltrane, subtitling the set “The […]

Album Reviews: Concord’s “Very Best Of” Jazz Collections, Part 1

The Very Best of Wes Montgomery Among rock fans, the phrase “tasteful playing” approaches the realm of fighting words. But when one realizes, as liner notes essayist Neil Tesser suggests […]

Concord’s Jazzapalooza 2011, Part Two

Continued from Part One. In June 2011 Concord Music Group added six more reissued jazz titles to their already vast catalog. Each features the original album (in 24-bit remastering) with […]

Concord’s Jazzapalooza 2011, Part One

They’re having a veritable jazzapalooza over at Concord Music Group, and we’re all invited. I try, but I can’t keep up with the amazing rush of quality reissues from the […]

Album Review: Concord’s Latest “Definitive” Collections

Concord is at it again, but this time with a bit of a twist. Drawing upon the increasingly deep catalogs under their control, the label has compiled several entries in […]

Once More Into the Catalog, with Concord Music Group (part 2)

Continued from Part One… Sometimes the Concord Music Group reissue team does have to resort to baking the tapes. This is a process that is exactly what it sounds like: […]

Once More Into the Catalog, with Concord Music Group (part 1)

Concord Music Group was founded in 2004, the combination of two labels: Concord and Fantasy. The group subsequently added to its stable Telarc International (jazz) and Stax (soul/r&b). Their catalog […]

Album Review: Dave Brubeck – The Definitive Dave Brubeck on Fantasy, Concord Jazz, and Telarc

“Definitive” is a strong word. Not to belabor the obvious, but it means to define something; definitive means that the things affords an accurate representation of another thing. In this […]