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Candid Records Announces Five New Titles Set for Re-Release From its Historic 60's Jazz Catalog
(Published: July 18, 2022)

--"Jazz Reunion" - Pee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins
--"Color Changes" -- Clark Terry
--"The World of Cecil Taylor"
--"Out Front"-- Booker Little
--"That's It" -- Booker Ervin

Produced by Nat Hentoff and Remastered by Award Winning Audio Engineer Bernie Grundman

Available On CD and Streaming Services August 26, 2022
Available on Vinyl Later This Year

The legendary jazz label Candid Records, which officially relaunched in April 2022 with five historic titles from its illustrious back catalog, has announced five additional titles will be reissued on August 26th, 2022. All five were produced in 1960/61 at Nola 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 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 clarinetist 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 catalog has received. As we continue to reissue the catalog 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 honor 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."

Releasing August 26th, 2022:

Pee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins - "Jazz Reunion"
This superb recording features a reunion of two of jazz's finest - tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and clarinetist Pee Wee Russell. At the time of this session, the two had not been on a recording date together in 32 years. Here they revisit "If I Could Be With You One Hour," a song they first recorded in a classic version back in 1929.


Clark Terry - "Color Changes"
Color Changes is considered by many to be one of the finest albums by trumpeter and pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, Clark Terry. Rather than have the usual jam session with the stellar sidemen he'd assembled, Terry utilized specific arrangements by Yusef Lateef, Budd Johnson, and Al Cohn for the date. At the time of this recording, he had recently finished a stint with Charles Mingus' group and one can hear the subtle influence that association had on these sessions. The result is an album which ranges through many moods and many textures as its title suggests.

"The World Of Cecil Taylor"
The World Of Cecil Taylor is the fifth studio album by radical, free jazz pianist pioneer, Cecil Taylor. Taylor's music is often described ahead of its time. And it's easy to imagine what the reaction of the average jazz fan was to this recording. It is arguably a tremendous departure from what jazz was widely considered to be at the time.

Booker Little - "Out Front"
Out Front is probably the greatest realization on record of trumpeter Booker Little's scope as a musician and composer. It is also one of only five sessions led by Little as a band leader before his premature death at the age of 23 in 1961.

Booker Ervin - "That's It"
Mostly associated with Charles Mingus - with whom he recorded 10 albums between 1958 and 1961 - Booker Ervin is one of the great saxophone players of his generation, though arguably lesser known then many of his contemporaries. That's It! is only Ervin's third outing as a band leader. The sessions are no doubt influenced by Ervin's time with Mingus' Jazz Workshop, and indeed Mingus is quoted extensively in the album's liner notes with singular praise for the saxophonist.

All five albums will be available on streaming services and on CD August 26, 2022, and will be released on vinyl later this year.

About Candid Records
Between 1960 - 1963 founder, A&R man, and producer Nat Hentoff recorded over 30 extraordinary albums for the new Candid Records label. One cannot underestimate the breadth of these recordings - from bebop, to the avant-garde, to blues. Candid sat dormant for years until Black Lion Records founder and producer, Alan Bates, bought the label in 1989. Picking up where Hentoff left off, Bates recorded, and acquired a wide variety of jazz artists. He signed American treasures like legendary journey-man pianist Kenny Barron, the great organist Shirley Scott, and saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr., and with a keen eye for emerging talent, he helped launch the careers of Jamie Cullum and Stacey Kent. The next phase of Candid Records is happening now, as titles from the Hentoff years are being restored and remastered. There's new music from Stacey Kent (Songs From Other Places), a Best Latin Jazz Album GRAMMY® win for Brazilian pianist (and vocalist) Eliane Elias' Mirror Mirror album with the legendary Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés, and an album from jazz giant Wayne Shorter with Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese (Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival). Today's Candid is not only committed to its legacy but looks forward to defining its future with the quality of music that is synonymous with its heritage.

About Exceleration Music
Exceleration Music is a company formed by global music industry leaders Glen Barros, Amy Dietz, John Burk, Dave Hansen and Charles Caldas to invest in the future of independent labels and artists. Exceleration offers personalized solutions to entrepreneurs seeking capital to achieve growth as well as those trying to achieve liquidity or an honorable exit. The company's growing team of data, sales and marketing experts works to preserve and enhance the legacies of both the entrepreneurs and their artists alike. To date, Exceleration has strategic relationships with SideOneDummy, Alligator Records, Candid Records, Bloodshot Records and the Ray Charles Foundation. Learn more at www.excelerationmusic.com


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