Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April is the Month for Jazz!

 April is the Month for Jazz!

April is Jazz Month - a special month devoted to celebrating the past, present and future of Jazz! The tradition began in 2002, when the Museum of American History in Washington DC launched Jazz Appreciation Month. In 2011, UNESCO launched International Jazz Day.  And in 2012, the Jazz Journalists Association launched JazzApril, devoted to supporting both Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day (April 30).


JAZZ ON CUNEIFORM: FUTURE TITLES

The Cuneiform Records label is celebrating jazz this April by announcing upcoming Spring/Summer Jazz releases by four of the most innovative and important groups in contemporary jazz. On May 20, 2016, Cuneiform is honored to release Behind the Vibration by Rez Abbasi & Junction, and Convallaria by Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson/Michael Formanek/Tomas Fujiwara); and on June 24th we're honored to release Super Petite by The Claudia Quintet, John Hollenbeck's group, and I Just Did Say Something by the Scandinavian group I.P.A.  Stay tuned for more information in the coming days!

Upcoming Jazz Releases on Cuneiform: Spring/Summer 2016


Rez Abbasi & Junction
Behind the Vibration

(release date: May 20, 2016)


The Claudia Quintet
Super Petite

(release date: June 24, 2016)


I.P.A.
I Just Did Say Something

 
(release date: June 24, 2016)


Thumbscrew
[Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara]
Convallaria
(release date: May 20, 2016)


JAZZ ON CUNEIFORM: PRESENT & RECENT PAST

Cuneiform is also celebrating jazz in April 2016 by inviting you to enjoy jazz by listening to our jazz releases. Cuneiform has an extensive back catalogue that includes new and archival jazz recordings by established icons (Michael Gibbs & the NDR BigBand, John Surman, Wadada Leo Smith & more) and fast rising stars (Pixel, Rob Mazurek, Empirical & many more). In honor of Jazz Month 2016, you can now listen to the jazz albums Cuneiform released between January 2015-February 2016 (see below) on Bandcamp; they can now be streamed prior to purchase.

Cuneiform invites you to support jazz by purchasing the titles that you like - whether released on Cuneiform or other jazz labels - on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, or your favorite brick & mortar record store.

We also ask you to appreciate and support live jazz and the venues that host it, by attending jazz concerts in or near your home town.


CUNEIFORM JAZZ RELEASES JAN. 2015 – FEB. 2016 ON BANDCAMP


Raoul Björkenheim/ Ecstasy
Out Of The Blue
Listen Now
Released: Oct. 16, 2015


Empirical
Connection
Listen Now
Released: Feb. 5, 2016


Ergo
As subtle as tomorrow
Listen Now
 
Released: Feb. 5, 2016


Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband
In My View
Listen Now
  Released: June 9, 2015


Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband [featuring Bill Frisell]
Play a Bill Frisell Set List
Listen Now
Released: June 9, 2015


Henry Kaiser/Ray Russell
The Celestial Squid
Listen Now
 Released: Feb. 3, 2015


The Kandinsky Effect
Somnambulist
Listen Now
Released: Jan. 20, 2015


Le Rex
Wild Man
Listen Now
Released: Oct. 2, 2015


Gary Lucas' Fleischerei
[ft. Sarah Stiles]
Music from Max Fleischer Cartoons

Listen Now
Released: Feb. 5, 2016


Rob Mazurek /
Exploding Star Orchestra
Galactic Parables: Volume 1
Listen Now
Released: May 26, 2015


Naima
Bye
Listen Now
Released: Jan. 22, 2015


Mike Osborne
Dawn
Listen Now
Released: Feb. 3, 2015


The Ed Palermo Big Band
One Child Left Behind
Listen Now
Released: Jan. 22, 2016


Pixel
Golden Years
Listen Now
Released: Oct. 16, 2015


Adam Rudolph /
Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra
Turning Towards The Light

Listen Now
Released: Oct. 2, 2015


Schnellertollermeier
X
Listen Now
Released: Jan. 20, 2015


Soft Machine
Switzlerland 1974
Listen Now
Released: Feb. 3, 2015


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