Bethlehem Catalogue Poised for Reissue
ounded in 1953 by Gus Wildi, Bethlehem Records amassed a catalogue of 250 titles featuring many established and emerging jazz musicians, including some of the earliest releases from John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Donald Byrd, Nina Simone, Booker Ervin, Johnny Hartman, Chris Connor and Art Blakey. Over the next year, more than two dozen of the label's most iconic recordings will be reissued as LPs and CDs, and others will appear as downloads on the label's iTunes store. In support of this relaunch, limited-edition apparel will also be available at select retailers and through the Bethlehem Records webstore.
The following 20 titles will be available from the Bethlehem Records iTunes store on 8/27.
Art Blakey Art Blakey Big Band
The recording release schedule continues with LPs, CDs and digital downloads, including these titles.
August 27, 2013
BCP 1003: Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet
(CD & 10")
October 29, 2013
BCP 6051: Zoot Sims Down Home (CD &
January 29, 2014
BCP 1027: Helen Carr Down In The Depths Of The
90th Floor (CD & 10")
March 26, 2014
BCP 6045: Mal Waldron Left Alone (CD
May 28, 2014
BCP 71: Stan Levey Grand Stan (CD &
July 29, 2014
BCP 1004: Bobby Scott Great Scott (CD
According to a press release, "Each track has been restored from the original analog sound recording & digitally remastered to meet the highest level of clarity and quality standards." It seems unlikely that this means all analog for the LPs; more likely, they will be cut from high-resolution digital files.
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