We're thrilled to announce upcoming new releases from two of our favorite jazz artists - William Hooker's Big Moon and Phil Ranelin's Infinite Expressions. Both of these veteran players are crafting some of the best material of their careers, and we're honored to help share it with the world. Read more about both releases below and pre-order your copy of each today.
Over 60 releases and 44 years into his career as a jazz drummer and composer, William Hooker has made (arguably) his best album yet during the pandemic in 2020, a follow up to his critically acclaimed 2019 work Symphonie of Flowers. Clocking in at 83 minutes in total (depending on the format you’re listening to), Big Moon is as expansive as it is groundbreaking. With a reputation as one of the most innovative composers and drummers of his generation, Hooker does not disappoint on this latest work.
The release was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering. The vinyl release, a double LP, comes housed in a gatefold jacket features poetry from William Hooker. All formats include a digital download when purchased from our website. Limited edition autographed vinyl and CDs are available while supplies last! CD and digital formats are out on September 24th, with vinyl coming on December 17th. Pre-order your copy today.
Renowned trombonist and co-founder of Detroit's famed TRIBE Records, Phil Ranelin is back with his first album in a decade. A master trombonist of the J.J. Johnson tradition, Ranelin’s career has spanned over five decades with ten records as a solo artist, four as a Freddie Hubbard sideman, session recordings for Motown, and work with artists ranging from Stevie Wonder and Ella Fitzgerald to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Telefon Tel Aviv. At 82 years old, Ranelin proves that he still has much to offer with “Infinite Expressions”, a work that showcases his unique style both as a player and composer. All formats include a digital download when purchased from our site. CD and digital formats will be out on October 8th, with vinyl coming in early 2022 (date TBC). Pre-order your copy today.