“REAL JAZZ MADE IN CHICAGO”

 

Senor Cantu

UPC: 700797013527
(10/9/12)

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SSD 0135 Darling Instigatah "Soul Soundz"

SOUL SOUNDZ from Darling Instigatah is: The Spoken Word tip... These pieces are inner audio landscapes... guided meditations, transferred into words and set with music. On "the time is now" (tk 3) & "sunrise" (tk 7) - the words were written to the music. The music is largely influenced by reggae, dub (predating dub step), jazz, blues, house, hip hop, drum 'n' bass, and then some.

Influenced by Linton Kwesi Johnson , Lou Reed, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison's poetry, Dido, & Sia - this collection from Darling Instigatah is the music of a gypsy poet, through the soul of an artist.

"This project was my every effort to share the love that I feel with the public at large, for anyone with ears & hearts to hear with." - Darling Instigatah (aka Hillary Bryan)

 

 

Joanie Pallatto

UPC: 700797013626
(10/9/12)

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SSD 0136 George Flynn "String Fever"

New Music composer and pianist George Flynn releases a new recording for the Southport Composers Series, with "String Fever." The three major works are composed for violin & piano ("Together" - Stefan Hersh, violin); viola & piano ("Duo" - Keith Conant, viola); and cello & piano ("Winter Landscape" - Christopher Costanza, cello). George Flynn is pianist on all tracks.

"Of his peers, only Cecil Taylor and Frederic Rzewski have created works which are of an equally impressive scale, as copiously detailed, technically challenging, and passionately expressive..." Art Lange, author and columnist - Point of Departure, "A Fickle Sonance" (2011)

 

 

Senor Cantu

UPC: 700797013428
(8/30/11)

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SSD 0134 Rich Cantu "Senor Cantu"

Southport Records presents the debut solo CD from singer-songwriter and guitarist Rich Cantú.  “Señor Cantú” is a studio recording, boasting 12 original compositions (in either Spanish or English) and one classic (“El Jinete.”)  Cantu weaves a spell with his stories and songs, complete with his ‘one man band’ of vocals, whistling, mouth clicks, percussive foot taps and guitar.  Produced by Joanie Pallatto.  Engineered and Mixed by Todd A. Carter at Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studio.  Liner notes by Sparrow and Photography by Pallatto, with Graphic Design by Al Brandtner.  Magic, the dog barks on one track.

 

 

Joanie Pallatto

UPC: 700797013329
(2/8/11)

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SSD 0133 Joanie Pallatto "As You Spend Your Life"

"As You Spend Your Life" is a look into the heart, home and essence of Chicago singer-songwriter Joanie Pallatto. This recording is an evolution of all of her life's passions, creating new songs that identify her unique and modern vision. These are "Pop Songs with a Jazz Sensibility."

Pallatto has enlisted her usual cohorts, musicians that raise the bar in any recording project. You'll hear guitar giant Fareed Haque, harmonica master and pianist Howard Levy, and a special feature with jazz legend, pianist and singer Bob Dorough on the great Frank Foster tune, "Simone" - (with new lyrics by Pallatto.) You'll also hear Bradley Parker-Sparrow, Dave Onderdonk, Eric Hochberg, Michael Raynor, Alex Austin, Greg Fundis, Jason Smart and Larry Gray, along with vocalists April Aloisio, Nanette Frank, Diane Madison, and Teresa Davis!

 

UPC: 700797013220
(10/26/10)

SSD 0132 Janice Misurell-Mitchell "Uncommon Time"

Composer, flutist and performance artist Janice Misurell-Mitchell offers a unique vision of American contemporary music. Drawing on traditional Western European classical elements, she fashions pieces that reach into the rich sources of jazz, popular and ethnic music.

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UPC: 700797013121
(12/14/10)

SSD 0131 Josie Falbo "Taylor Street"

Josie Falbo is a true Chicago legend! As one of Chicago's busiest and most frequently heard studio singers for over 35 years, Josie’s debut release for Southport Records is filled with her love of many forms of music, especially R&B and Jazz. Josie Falbo sings and swings her way through 15 delectable tracks, from “At Last” and “Oh Happy Day” to “The Very Thought Of You” and “Triste” – with a “who’s who” of Chicago recording artists, including Richie Davis, Chris "Hambone" Cameron, Bobby Schiff, Alejo Poveda, Bobby Lewis, Larry Gray, Pat Ferreri, Jim Trompeter, Laurence Hobgood and many, many more!

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UPC: 700797013022
(11/9/10)

SSD 0130 Kurt Westerberg "Uncertain Light"

Music by Kurt Westerberg for Orchestra, Wind Ensemble & Chamber Ensembles
Winter Light / Piano Trio / Fantasy / Concerto For Wind Ensemble
Boasting orchestral and chamber compositions, the music is an extension of classical modern forms that forge into the next century. Beautiful, perplexing, consonant and dissonant…
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UPC: 700797012926
(3/17/2009)

SSD 0129 George Flynn - "American City"

Wind Ensemble, Orchestral and Choral Music by George Flynn American City / The Density of Memory / St. Vincent's Words

The music of George Flynn is no mere stance; his melodies are full of circumstance. George Flynn's compositions have the ability to overwhelm and amaze with intense expression and musical abandon.

Flynn, late in his career as a faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago, made the decision to write a work for each of the major ensembles in the School of Music- the chorus/chamber choir (St. Vincent's Words, 1995), the orchestra (The Density of Memory, 1997) and wind ensemble (American City, 1998). These works are all performed by DePaul University musicians - faculty, students and an alumna, and were recorded in the DePaul University Concert Hall (2006-2007.

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UPC: 700797012827
(1/12/2010)

SSD 0128 Fred Anderson - "Black Horn Long Gone"

Fred Anderson is a Chicago original. His tenor saxophone sounds like a mighty warrior - the sound clear, focused and strong. This notable recording features both the late Malachi Favors Maghostut on acoustic bass, and Ajaramu (AJ Shelton) on drums. "Black Horn Long Gone" was recorded at Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois - January 1993 - A Direct-to Digital Recording. All compositions and improvisations by Fred Anderson © Many Weathers Pub. Co. BMI

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SSD 0127 Tim O'Dell - "Dreams of Pangaea"

UPC: 700797012728 (2/17/2009)

Southport Records presents composer/arranger/saxophonist Tim O'Dell - "Dreams of Pangaea," recorded in Clapp Recital Hall at the University of Iowa. Johnson County Landmark (JCL) is a band consisting of students and jazz faculty based at the University of Iowa, and directed by trombonist-bandleader-professor John Rapson. O'Dell's signature aesthetics coax the tradition of contemporary jazz big band out of the box with this collection of 10 evocative tracks. At times recalling the sounds of Maria Schneider, or the Miles Davis/Gil Evans era, O'Dell's compositions and arrangements explore atmospheric tones, Latin pulses, emotional ballads, groove-based moods and free-wheeling solos.

SSD 0126 Bradley Parker-Sparrow - "The Black Romantic"

UPC: 700797012629 (1/6/2009)

The Black Romantic" is Sparrow's 2nd solo piano effort. As a self-taught pianist and composer Sparrow has always held fair game with any form of music, from Bela Bartok to Lennie Tristano. Without formal instruction, he is a human sponge. This is not an angry record, but rich with melodic schemes that also trace Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Ahmad Jamal.

SSD 0125 The Miyumi Project - "Live In Poland"

UPC: 700797012520 (2008)

Tatsu Aoki and his band, The Miyumi Project, celebrate the collaboration between African-American and Asian-American jazz artists with a multi-generational group fusing Avant Garde jazz with taiko drumming. "The Miyumi Project - Live in Poland" continues the exploration of Asian identity and cultural integration through the sounds of the drum, and marrying traditional and unconventional musical instruments and forms. Recorded Live June 27, 2007 at Malta Festival, Poznan, Poland.

SSD 0124 Joanie Pallatto - "It's Not Easy"

UPC: 700797012421 (2008)

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"It's Not Easy" contains 10 original songs by vocalist/composer/lyricist Joanie Pallatto. The fine musicians on "It's Not Easy" are: John Devlin, Fareed Haque, Eric Hochberg, Howard Levy, john E. Magnan, Bradley Parker-Sparrow, Alejo Poveda, Michael Raynor, Eldee Young and Magic the Dog. Produced by Bradley-Parker Sparrow. Design by Al Brandtner.

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SSD 0123 BRADLEY PARKER SPARROW - "Shut Eye"

UPC: 700797012322

Bradley Parker-Sparrow - "Shut Eye"
(the composer's variations)
featuring Joanie Pallatto & Bobby Lewis
with excerpts from "Shut Eye" - a John Covert Film

Pianist/composer Bradley Parker-Sparrow explores a new theme for a film by director John Covert, "Shut Eye." The music is cinematic in scope, following the sinister moods of characters within the film, featuring vocalist Joanie Pallatto, the flugelhorn of Bobby Lewis, vocalist April Aloisio, john E. Magnan, bass and Alejo Poveda, drums. Meshing the concert grand piano with keyboard work and samples, Sparrow presents his dramatic, thematic statements. Much of Pallatto’s work features wordless vocals, portraying the moods and characters imagined onscreen, including a breathy duet with Lewis on the sexy track, “Wet.” The director says of the film: "A Shut-Eye is what magicians call one of their own who gets so good that he begins to believe in his own magic and forget that it's just a trick."

SSD 0122 TATSU AOKI - "re:ROOTED"

UPC: 700797012223

Tatsu Aoki's re:ROOTED project is the culmination of a community based project exploring Asian identity and cultural integration through the sounds of the drum, and marrying traditional and unconventional musical instruments and forms.

"Drumming is an oral tradition, passed up through the ages in many cultures. Tatsu carries on this tradition; a documentarian of life in the big village."
-Lauren Deutsch, Executive Director, Jazz Institute of Chicago

Featuring:
Tatsu Aoki, Mwata Bowden, Francis Wong, Jeff Chan, Jonathan Chen, Hide Yoshihashi, Amy Homma, Ryan Toguri, Jason Matsumoto and Kazu Terashima.

SSD 0118 BRUCE BENDINGER - "Can't Sing. Don't Care. Songs from the hip."

UPC: 700797011820

Bruce Bendinger - Chicago's creative ad genius, puts his unique musical observations onto a CD that features surprising production and great performances from some of Chicago's top studio players.

Who is this guy? Studs Terkel called him "the vunderkind." Interviews with Bruce are featured in three of his books. Bruce writes and publishes books used in universities. He was the creative director for a President of the USA. He helped Apple Computer develop a strategy system. He produced Popeyes jingles with Dr. John, the Neville Brothers, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. Cool stuff.

On "Can't Sing. Don't Care" you'll hear "songs from the hip." They cover life, love, and politics, "like a martini with an ironic twist." We like Bruce. We love his music. Great lyrics. He makes us laugh.


SSD 0121 BOBBY LEWIS - "Instant Groove"

UPC: 700797012124

“Instant Groove” is dedicated in remembrance to the late, great electric bassist Thomas Kini. Thomas’ sound can still be heard on “Instant Groove” on two selections, “Saudade II” and “Dreamsville.” To quote Bobby Lewis in his CD liner notes on Thomas, “His passing in 2004 was shocking to all whose lives he touched, and the INSTANT GROOVE that he possessed (smile, spirit, musicianship, kindness and magnetism) will forever be remembered.”

“Instant Groove” features, along with pianist Jim Ryan, tenor/alto sax man Pat Mallinger, bassist Rob Amster, drummer Jeff Stitely, guitarist Curtis Robinson, and percussionist Alejo Poveda, special guest artists - acoustic bass from Rob Kassinger, tenor sax and bassoon from Burl Lane, tuba from Dan Perantoni and the electric bass work of Thomas Kini. Recorded at Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studio, Chicago 2005, “Instant Groove” is Southport Records release #121!!!

SSD 0119/SSD 0120 WILLIE PICKENS - "JazzSpirit Volume 1 & Volume 2"

UPC: 700797011929 & 700797011925

Southport pianist/composer and arranger Willie Pickens will release a two volume set, "JazzSpirit," with new arrangements for quartet and duo of religious music, Co-Produced by Hyde Park Union Church with segments taped for two 9' Grand's at U of C's Mandel Hall, featuring Willie with his pianist daughter, Bethany Pickens. Other musicians on the CD's feature Pat Mallinger, Tito Carillo, Ari Brown, Robert Shy, Kobie Watkins, Rob Amster, Larry Gray and Marlene Rosenberg. This collection grew out of a sacred jazz concert series at Hyde Park Union Church, on Chicago's South Side.

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SSD 0117 BOBBY SCHIFF - "Late Game"

UPC: 700797011721

The musical selections on "Late Game" (Southport S-SSD 0117) combine original compositions, standard and bebop repertoire and Brazilian music, featuring Bobby Schiff on piano, Stewart Miller on bass, Chuck Christiansen on drums, special guests Paulinho Garcia on guitar and Geraldo De Oliveira on percussion, with four selections featuring strings arranged and conducted by Bobby Schiff.

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SSD 0116 TV POW PRESENTS - "michael hartman todd a. carter and brent gutzeit as TV Pow"

UPC: 700797011622

Todd Carter:: acoustic and electronic instruments Brent Cutzeit :: acoustic and electronic instruments Michael Hartman :: acoustic and electronic instruments

You don't need to listen much further than the convention-shattering Chicago group TV Pow, which in some occasions amounts to a laptop trio, each of its players manipulating the keypad the way a piano virtuoso might finesse a Steinway. Though TV Pow players also often double on more traditional instruments, their laptop jam sessions represent a new frontier in jazz improv.

Even so, TV Pow's Todd Carter insists that he and his colleagues -- Brent Gutzeit and Michael Hartman n come a lot closer to jazz tradition than some listeners may realize. "Playing the laptop is really like playing any musical instrument -- if you practice enough, it comes faster," he says.

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SSD 0115 GEORGE FLYNN "Together"

UPC: 700797011523

Beyond large orchestral works, many feel that the musical essence of any composer can be found in works for small ensemble. The small ensemble seems to peer into the brain of composition and creativity. "Together" is in essence 3 duets for Violin and Piano that span several years in the life of Chicago new music composer and educator George Flynn.

It also documents his long relationship with Chicago violinist Katherine Hughes. George Flynn is blessed with the ability to not only write for the piano, but also to play and execute his notated concepts. The composer is the pianist in these intimate settings.
"Together" is another release in The Southport Composers Series. This series of sound experiments and compositions documents new classical music from Chicago to a world market. George Flynn plays the 9' Baldwin Concert Grand from Sparrow Sound Design.

SSD 0114 SUSAN MAY "BLACK COFFEE"

UPC: 700797011424

14 year old Susan May continues her musical journey with her second Southport Release, "Black Coffee." The mixture of youth and voice gives her audience a renewed picture of her world and dreams, as Susan makes songs from the past feel new, and the listener becomes part of her vision.

Once again Susan entrusts her musical arrangements with veteran Southport pianist/arranger and composer Bobby Schiff with 11 tracks from The Great American Songbook. When Susan sings the classic standard and title track "Black Coffee" it is as if she is looking into the window of a New York SoHo coffee shop and reading the life emotions of those clustered inside. On "Willow Weep for Me" Susan brings a new resonance to the dreamy melody, and check out Bobby Lewis on flugelhom. .. it is the Lewis and May expedition!

The voice, life and art of Susan May brings renewed hope to the world of music. For there was a time when words and melody fell from the radio, before the endless one dimensional pathos of new music's current existence. Susan May is the voice that pulls from all sides.

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SSD 0113 HAROLD FETHE "OUT OF NOWHERE"

UPC: 700797011325

Featuring:
Harold Fethe, GUITAR• Johnny Frigo, VIOLIN• Joe Vito, PIANO & ACCORDION • Jim Cox, ACOUSTIC BASS • Joanie Pallatto, VOCAL

"My producer Charles Steadham suggested that we call the CD 'Out Of Nowhere' since I was starting a new career." - Harold Fethe

GUITARIST HAROLD FETHE makes his recording debut as a leader on Out Of Nowhere but he is no mere beginner. After starting his music career as a youth, he took 25 years off to work as an executive in the biotech industry. Since his return to music in the late I 990s, he has regained his playing abilities and built upon them, with the sensitivity of one who has experienced much in life and loves to play music more than ever.

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SSD 0112 ROSCOE MITCHELL/TATSU AOKI "FIRST LOOK"

UPC: 700797011226

When musical worlds collide the energy gained in the universe can be a fine situation. The art and substance of internationally known Roscoe Mitchell (founding member of The Art Ensemble of Chicago) with bassist/producer Tatsu Aoki (Fred Anderson/The Miyumi Project/ Francis Wong/Asian Improv Records) gives Southport Records the concept of "First Look" and a very special duo recording.

An exotic army of reeds, flutes, percussion, and toys rides along side the percussive bass of Aoki. In some situations both artists take us on percussion excursions, leaving their melodic instruments by the side of the road, and then scurrying back for them like proud energetic children.

The epic, cut 4, "The Journey," lifts with light percussion from a tropical morning. Tatsu sends out a light aggressive groove and Roscoe traces the pulse with his sweet alto work. The Journey is the essence of this Chicago Duo.

Southport Records has produced and recorded new music from Chicago to the world for over 25 years. Media, we appreciate your time and energy!

SSD 0111 TIM O'DELL "ANCIENT PINES"

UPC: 700797011127

It is a lush world that is the canvas for this series of original new music duos on reed man and composer Tim O'Dell's 2nd Southport opus, "Ancient Pines." O'Dell is a modern artist that blends his passion for music with performance, composition and education... several ways to pass along his gift of tone and style.

The focus of this CD is to blend the art and bas work of Tatsu Aoki, one of the most recorded and written about Chicago based jazz creators, into the open mode of duo creation. The 12 tracks on this direct to digital recording are like 12 distinct chapters in a fine novel. The music moves with humor and passion.

One thinks of earlier experiments by Lee Konitz and Ornette Coleman, but beyond the historic name dropping there is a new beauty, a new style. Feel the energy of track 2, "The Drive." And in the CDs only "trio" excursion, bass trumpet ace Ryan Shultz spots a guest appearance kicking things up a notch, approaching the orchestral.


SSD 0110 CARLOS JOHNSON "IN AND OUT"

UPC: 8201600001

From the heart and soul of Chicago comes the music and passion of veteran blues vocalist/composer and guitarist, Carlos Johnson. His songs are painted across his face with a presence that states without boasting, "This is the real thing." In And Out was produced by Akira Sakurai, Carlos Johnson and Hideaki Tanaka, for Mister Kelly's label, part of the nightclub Mr. Kelly's located in Osaka, Japan, with US distribution by Southport Records in Chicago!

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SSD 0109 SPARROW AND THE MACHINE BAND "THE LIGHT" a tone poem

UPC: #700797010922

Bradley Parker-Sparrow, pianist and composer, recently released Southport Records CD 109, “The Light, a tone poem” featuring vocalist and composer Joanie Pallatto. As partners of Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studio and Southport Records, Joanie & Sparrow are celebrating 20 years on Southport Avenue this October!

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SSD-0108 RON SURACE "TRIO CITY 2"

UPC: #700797010823

Chicago’s piano man returns by request with a follow up to his highly successful CD from 2001, "Trio City," with "Trio City 2, The Return of The Trio." This is Mr. Surace’s 4th Southport CD, and the collection of tracks brings the classic fire of jazz trio into the musical realm of the 21st century.

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SSD-0107 KEN KARLSON "CROSS THE LINE"

UPC: #700797010724

From the Chicago-style big band swing of cut one, "Sunday In New York," to the clean contemporary rhythms of the Karlson original "Cross The Line," this Karlson sampler will keep you wanting more! Listen to Ken’s nod to the great pop classic, "How Can I Be Sure." You can be sure when Ken Karlson is singing!

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SSD-0106 BEAKY JOHNSTON "SPEAK BEAK"

UPC: #700797010625

Chicago’s Southport Records presents the recording debut of jazz vocalist Beaky Johnston with "Speak Beak." 10 classic jazz tracks are offered here backed by an ensemble of young Chicago jazz players. Beaky is a voice for today and tomorrow.

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SSD-0103 MICHAEL MASON "SIGNAL"

UPC: # 700797010328

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SSD-0102 SUSAN MAY "THE ROSE"

UPC #700797010229

The beauty of the human voice, the gift to sing is like a rare flower. Susan May, at the age of twelve, becomes Southport Records youngest vocalist. Her voice has been falling from the sky since the tender age of 6. She loves jazz and blues and songs that her mom and dad played around the house. A constant favorite is the music of film/pop composer Henry Mancini (tracks 4, “Bye Bye-The Peter Gunn Theme” and track 6, “Soldier In The Rain.” The title track 1, “The Rose,” represents the essence of her jazz sensibility and treatment of a tune.

SSD-0101 LINDA TATE "WE SPEAK DUKE"

UPC #700797010120 (9/2003)

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SSD-0100 BOBBY LEWIS "ANOTHER TIME"

UPC #700797010021 (2003)

Master trumpet/flugelhorn/composer/arranger Bobby Lewis delivers his 7th Southport CD release with “Another Time.” The recorded legacy of a jazz and new music artist is like a musical novel of the times and events that trace the society and art. With each new CD, starting with the first, the 1993 “Inside This Song,” Bobby Lewis has opened his world of melody and harmonic innovation to the world audience.

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SSD-0099 DAVE GORDON "FAUX REAL"

UPC #700797009926 (5/2003)

Pianist/composer/producer and engineer Dave Gordon is a veteran Southport Records artist with the release of “Faux Real,” his fourth opus as a leader.

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SSD-0098 SPARROW & JOANIE PALLATTO “CANNED BEER”

UPC #700797009827 (1/2003)

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SSD-0097 THE JOHN PARIS/STEVE THOMAS QUARTET “FOURWARD MOTION”

UPC # 700797009728 (3/5/02)

Guitarist/composer John Paris and trumpet man/composer Steve Thomas offer new compositions on

Their Southport debut that reflect a new generation of jazz composers that blend forms.

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SSD-0096 FAMOUDOU DON MOYE/TATSU AOKI “A SYMPHONY OF CITIES”

UPC # 700797009629 (3/5/02)

Experimental sound studies from The Art Ensemble of Chicago percussion giant Don Moye and Chicago bass man Tatsu Aoki, with Francis Wong and Joel Brandon.

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SSD-0095 GEORGE FLYNN “PIECES OF NIGHT”

UPC #700797009520 (3/5/02)

The companion set to “American Rest”; this is a live recording with Flynn on the piano, recorded in Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago.

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SSD-0094 GEORGE FLYNN “AMERICAN REST”

UPC # 700797009421 (3/5/02)

As part of the Southport Composers Series, this release features Flynn’s ode to the Vietnam War via chamber settings, with Larry Combs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on clarinet.

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SSD-0093 SPARROW/JOANIE PALLATTO “WE ARE NOT MACHINES”

UPC # 700797009322 (12/31/01)

Southport founders Sparrow and Pallatto offer new musical experiments that cross forms.

This project is also the score for a John Covert feature film called “Watch”.

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SSD-0092 TATSU AOKI/MWATA BOWDEN “ROOTED: ORIGINS OF NOW”

UPC #700797009223 (3/5/02)

Composer/bassist Tatsu Aoki leads the LARGE Miyumi ensemble with this commissioned composition. Rooted is the first in a series of recordings co-produced by The Jazz Institute of Chicago. Rooted was premiered at the 2001 Chicago Jazz Festival.

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SSD-0091 RON SURACE “TRIO CITY”

UPC # 700797009124 (10/30/01)

Ron Surace returns for his third Southport CD in a crisp recording of jazz trio standards.

With Tatsu Aoki on bass and Dave Pavkovic on drums.

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SSD-0090 BOB ACRI “TIMELESS: THE MUSIC OF BOB ACRI”

UPC # 700797009025 (10/30/01)

Pianist/composer Bob Acri debuts on Southport at the tender age of 83. Sons Bob and Jim join him in this collection of original compositions.

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SSD-0089 JOEL BRANDON “HAVEN’T WE ALL…?”

UPC # 70797008929 (09/01/01)

The Southport debut by Brandon, master whistler and flute player, with the late, great, legendary drummer Billy Higgins and percussionist Famoudou Don Moye.

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SSD-0088 DAVE FLIPPO “FLIPPOMUSIC - GANESH”

UPC #70797008820 (07/21/01)

Composer/Keyboardist Dave Flippo and band offers “Flippomusic,” a musical journey that calls no country home.

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SSD 0070 ROB RYNDAK “STAY WITH IT”

UPC # 700797007021 (07/21/01)

Composer/Pianist Rob Ryndak captures the essence of contemporary smooth jazz forms with the polish of latin, jazz, rock and pop, with Steve Cole and Paul Wertico.

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SSD 0087 TIM O’DELL “BEFORE MY LIFE”

UPC # 700797008721 (04/03/01)

Master sax man leads a band with bold originals, featuring Tatsu Aoki, Dave Pavkovic and Ryan Schulz.

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SSD 0086 ILHAN MIMAROGLU “OUTSTANDING WARRANTS”

“ELECTRONIC COMPOSITIONS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED”
UPC # 700797008622 (04/03/01) (THE SOUTHPORT COMPOSERS SERIES)

The infamous and mystical Turkish “electronic tape” composer brings back classics from his analog vaults.

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SSD 0085 GEORGE FLYNN “DERUS SIMPLES”

UPC # 700797008523 (04/03/01) (THE SOUTHPORT COMPOSERS SERIES)

Composer Flynn returns with a solo piano interpretation by master pianist Geoffrey Douglas Madge. A bold new recording from the Southport Composers Series.

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SSD 0084 JOANIE PALLATTO/KING FLEMING “THE KING AND I”

UPC # 700797008424 (10/31/00)

Vocalist/lyricist Pallatto teams with pianist/composer Fleming on a classic new release with 10 originals +Von Freeman, Bobby Lewis and Rich Fudoli!

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SSD 0083 MAX ZBIRAL-TELLER “TOO HEAVY TO CARRY”

UPC # 700797008325 (10/17/00)

Max makes his Southport debut at age 16 on the hammered dulcimer with traditional classic celtic music.

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SSD 0082 JOHN E. MAGNAN “50/50 BAND”

UPC # 700797008226 (04/03/01)

Bassist/composer/vocalist Magnan creates a blend of latin/jazz/urban and pop, w/Joanie Pallatto on vocals!

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SSD 0081 LINDA TATE “TIME, SEASONS AND THE MOON”

UPC # 700797008127 (09/19/20)

Vocalist Linda Tate returns with her second CD release mixing jazz & latin- Johnny Frigo and Rich Fudoli

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SSD 0080 ALEXANDRA BILLINGS “BEING ALIVE”

UPC # 700797008028 (08/01/00) (SOUTHPORT CABARET SERIES)

Chicago singer/actress Billings Southport Cabaret Series debut- lusty songs from cabaret, pop and swing!

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SSD 0079 BOBBY LEWIS “IN THE FOREFRONT”

UPC # 700797007922 (08/09/00) (RE-ISSUE)

Classic session tapes from Chicago’s Universal Studios, remastered in a 2 CD set, with Rufus Reid, Bonnie Herman.

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SSD 0078 TATSU AOKI / MWATA BOWDEN “THE MIYUMI PROJECT”

UPC # 700797007823 (05/09/00) (SOUTHPORT / ASIAN IMPROV)

Aoki returns with Chicago AACM master Bowden in a world percussion summit.

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SSD 0077 HAL RUSSELL / MIKE STARON - SPARROW/RICK SHANDLING “ALBERT’S LULLABY”

UPC # 700797007724 (05/09/00)

One of the last studio dates with the late Chicago great Russell, a leader in the Chicago avant garde with Staron on bass.

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SSD 0076 DAN MC INTYRE “HOURGLASS”

UPC # 700797007625 (05/02/00)

Guitarist McIntyre marks his Southport debut with a collection of standards and originals with Nick Schneider on bass.

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SSD 0075 MICHAEL MASON “ANGELS OF FIRE”

UPC # 700797007526 (01/25/00)

Mason offers his 4th Southport CD of original compositions with many AACM members in the ensemble.

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SSD 0074 MARIE MICHUDA “IT’S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING”

UPC # 700797007427 (01/18/00) (SOUTHPORT CABARET SERIES)

Vocalist Michuda explores the songs of musical theatre with a dazzling repertoire, Russ Long on piano.

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SSD-5501-2 GEORGE FLYNN “TRINITY”

UPC # 700797550121 (01/04/00) DOUBLE CD! (THE SOUTHPORT COMPOSERS SERIES)

Chicago Composer/pianist George Flynn launches new series with a double/solo piano epic. Disc 1 is an Atlantic re-release!

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SSD 0073 MARTHA LORIN “COME WALK WITH ME”

UPC # 700797007328 (06/13/00)

New York vocalist/composer Lorin is joined by a Chicago crew, with Von Freeman, Johnny Frigo and Fareed Haque.

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SSD 0072 FRANK PORTOLESE “LAST CALL”

UPC # 700797007229 (05/02/00)

Master guitarist/composer Portolese is on fire with his 2nd Southport release, Larry Luchowski on piano.

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SSD 0071 KATHERINE DAVIS “DREAM SHOES”

UPC # 700797007120 (01/04/00) (KATY D RECORDS)

Blues/Swing and Jazz vocalist debuts on Southport as a leader with this mix of classics and originals, with Erwin Helfer

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SSD 0069 FRANCESCO CROSARA / VON FREEMAN “COLORS”

UPC # 700797006925 (08/27/99)

Italian born pianist/composer Crosara teams up with Southport veteran Von Freeman molding a bold new sound canvas.

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SSD 0068 DAMON SHORT & PAUL SCEA “BALANCE OF POWER”

UPC # 700797006826 (10/19/99) (DEPTH PERCEPTION SERIES)

Percussionist/composer Short duos with reed man Scea- a dynamic dream like landscape that defies form and time.

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SSD 0067 JOANIE PALLATTO “WORDS & MUSIC”

UPC # 700797006727 (08/27/99)

Vocalist Joanie returns with her 5th release, including “Baltimore Oriole” and many Southport veterans in the band including Eldee Young, Alejo Poveda, Lou Gregory and more!

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SSD 0066 PHIL KIDDER “SIMPLE PLEASURES”

UPC # 700797006628 (10/19/99)

Cool vocalist Phil Kidder’s intimate debut on Southport in duo setting with the guitars of Dave Onderdonk & John Paris.

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SSD 0065 MARK FECHNER JAZZ EXPERIENCE “WING IT”

UPC # 700797006529 (06/15/99)

Sax man Fechner & his band explode with energy and fire on their Southport debut, a direct-to-digital recording..

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SSD 0064 LIBBY YORK “BLUE GARDENIA”

UPC # 700797006420 (06/15/99)

Debut CD from vocalist Libby York, putting her new stamp on standards- with Bobby Schiff, Frank Portolese & more!

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SSD 0063 BOBBY LEWIS “JUST HAVIN’ SOME FUN”

UPC # 700797006321 (06/15/99)

CD #5 from flugelhorn/trumpet master! With Bonnie Herman on vocals, the “Bobby Band”, Chicago Symphony clarinets...

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SSD 0062 RIVES COLLINS / JULIE SHANNON “LET’S FILL UP THE HOUSE WITH STORIES AND SONGS”

UPC # 700797006222 (04/04/99) (Louisa May Alleycat Label)

**** OUT OF PRINT ****

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SSD 0061 MISS MIDORI “MISS MIDORI AND THE JAZZ INQUISITION”

UPC # 700797006123 (04/13/99)

Jump/swing/jazz vocalist Miss Midori premieres with music that reflects history and youth in today’s jazz.

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SSD 0060 DAMON SHORT-PAUL SCEA QUARTET“REMOVABLE MEDIA”

UPC # 700797006024 (11/03/98) (DEPTH PERCEPTION SERIES)

Original free jazz from percussionist/composer Short and Scea-reeds, Ryan Shultz-bass trumpet, Noel Kupersmith-bass.

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SSD 0058 MALACHI FAVORS MAGHOSTUT & TATSU AOKI “ 2 X 4”

UPC # 700797005829 (05/04/99) (SOUTHPORT-KATALYST)

Art Ensemble bass veteran Malachi Favors creates symphonic duets with fellow bassist Tatsu Aoki.

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SSD 0057 GEORGE FREEMAN “GEORGE BURNS!”

UPC # 700797005720 (01/12/99)

Legendary guitarist George Freeman burns through bluesy originals & great standards, with Eldee Young!

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SSD 0056 WILLIE PICKENS “A JAZZ CHRISTMAS”

UPC # 700797005621 (11/09/98)

Christmas arrangements from pianist Pickens that BOP and SWING- with Nicholas Payton, Larry Gray & Robert Shy.

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SSD 0055 APRIL ALOISIO “EASY TO LOVE”

UPC # 700797005522 (09/01/98)

Vocalist April Aloisio moves into new excursions of Brazilian jazz & classic standards.

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SSD 0054 RON SURACE “NEARLY BLUE”

UPC # 700797005423 (02/02/99)

Pianist/Composer Ron Surace projects infectious melodies, with Eric Schneider, Michael Arnopol & Rusty Jones!

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SSD 0053 EUGENIA ELLIOTT “WHERE OR WHEN”

UPC # 700797005324 (02/02/99)

Eugenia sings songs of long ago & far away with pianist/musical director Bobby Schiff- 4 horns sound like a big band!

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SSD 0052 WAGNER CAMPOS & RODERICK FERGUSON “ROMANTIC SONGS FOR CLARINET AND PIANO”

UPC # 700797005225 (09/01/98)

The first release in the Southport Classical Series showcases the amazing clarinet tone of Wagner Campos.

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SSD 0051 ELIJAH LEVI “FINALLY ELIJAH”

UPC # 700797005126 (08/04/98) (NORTHPORT-SOUTHPORT)

R&B, jazz and blues singer Elijah Levi’s long awaited debut, once with the Ink Spots, Tatsu Aoki/bass.

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SSD 0050 ROB RYNDAK “BOUNDLESS”

UPC # 700797005027 (06/09/98)

The 2nd CD for pianist-composer-arranger Rob Ryndak, creating original modern jazz- guest Bobby Lewis!

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SSD 0049 PAULINHO GARCIA “SOLO / SOZINHO”

UPC # 700797004921 (08/04/98)

Brazilian guitarist, vocalist and composer Garcia returns, pure Paulinho- solo guitar and vocal, 19 tracks!

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SSD 0048 WILLIE PICKENS “IT’S ABOUT TIME”

UPC # 700797004822 (08/04/98) (RE-ISSUE OF LP!)

SOUTHPORT re-issue of the famed 1987 album with piano great Pickens, 2 trios and 4 unreleased live bonus tracks! With the late, great Wilbur Campbell on drums…

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SSD 0047 SCOTT HOLMAN “DON’T WAKE THE KIDS”

UPC # 700797004723 (02/26/98)

Pianist-composer Scott Holman’s original trio recording- a “jazz tone poem”, Rusty Jones/drums, Pawel Jarzebski/bass

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SSD 5001 CHRISTIANA MOFFA “CAN’T HELP SINGIN’”

UPC # 700797500126 (02/26/98) (SOUTHPORT CABARET SERIES)

Songs from the musical theater songbooks-Christiana SINGS!

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SSD 0046 JOANIE PALLATTO & MARSHALL VENTE “TWO”

UPC # 700797004624 (10/28/97)

Joanie interprets songs from the world song book of great pop and classic standards with Vente on the 9’ Baldwin Grand.

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SSD 0045 BOBBY LEWIS “FLUGEL GOURMET”

UPC # 700797004525 (10/28/97)

Bobby’s 4th CD explores the blend of jazz/latin and classical with an 18 member ensemble.

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SSD 3009 FAMOUDOU DON MOYE - ENOCH WILLIAMSON “AFRIKAN SONG”

UPC # 700797300924 (09/17/96) (AECO 3009-SOUTHPORT)

**** OUT OF PRINT ****

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SSD 3008 JOSEPH JARMAN & FAMOUDOU DON MOYE “CALYPSO’S SMILE”

UPC # 700797300825 (11/09/98) (AECO/KATALYST/SOUTHPORT)

**** OUT OF PRINT ****

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SSD 3007 FAMOUDOU DON MOYE “JAM FOR YOUR LIFE”

UPC # 700797300726 (07/29/97)

Great AECO re-issue w/Ari Brown, Billy Brimfield, and the late great Luba Raashiek & the late Kenny Prince on piano.

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SSD 0044 TOMAS DE UTRERA “CON GUASA (WITH ATTITUDE)”

UPC # 700797004426 (07/29/97)

The music of guitarist-composer Tomas combines Spain and America with flamenco, jazz, historic and the NEW!

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SSD 0043 FRED ANDERSON/TATSU AOKI/AFIFI PHILLARD “F R E D-CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC”

UPC # 700797004327 (07/29/97) (DOUBLE CD!!!)

Improvisations that stand as compositions from these stellar musicians.

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SSD 0042 MICHAEL MASON - “EXPLORATION”

UPC # 700797004228 (04/01/97)

Hard-hitting straight-ahead jazz of original compositions with Chicago’s finest “young lions.

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SSD 0041 KING FLEMING “KING! THE KING FLEMING SONGBOOK”

UPC # 700797004129 (09/03/96)

Veteran pianist/composer/arranger Fleming and trio-16 original tunes, including a new Christmas song!!!

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SSD 0040 APRIL ALOISIO “FOOTPRINTS”

UPC # 700797004020 (09/01/96)

April’s 2nd SOUTHPORT CD, w/ Von Freeman, Howard Levy, Johnny Frigo, Paulinho Garcia & more!!!

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SSD 0039 AOKI / WONG / PAVKOVIC “URBAN RECEPTION”

UPC # 700797003924 (09/17/96)

Bassist Tatsu Aoki, reed man Francis Wong & drummer Dave Pavkovic form new trio sound images without restrictions.

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SSD 0038 LINDA TATE “WE BELONG TOGETHER”

UPC # 700797003825 (05/02/96)

This debut CD covers a variety of jazz styles with a cohesion that is the earthy soul of vocalist Linda Tate.

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SSD 0037 RON SURACE “THE NEW COOL”

UPC # 700797003726 (04/04/95)

Pianist-composer Ron Surace re-defines cool with his CD of all original “new standards”.

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SSD 0036 ROB RYNDAK “MOVING FORWARD”

UPC # 700797003627 (05/04/95)

Pianist-composer Rob Ryndak combines styles from rockin’ grooves, smooth latin to quiet jazz.

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SSD 0035 “FIRE” WITH VON FREEMAN

UPC # 700797003528 (05/02/96)

Tenor legend Von Freeman + Tatsu Aoki-Sparrow-Mike Raynor & Joanie Pallatto-bold new group creations!

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SSD 0034 TATSU AOKI & SPARROW “IF IT WASN’T FOR PAUL”

UPC # 700797003429 (06/01/95)

Bassist Aoki & pianist Sparrow explore music with improvised duets (+”out” vocals from Joanie Pallatto).

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SSD 0033 MICHAEL MASON “VISIONARY”

UPC # 700797003320 (06/01/95)

Flutist Michael Mason’s tribute to John Coltrane w/ Ryan Shultz and the late, great Kevin Gainer.

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SSD 0032 JOANIE PALLATTO “PASSING TONES”

UPC # 700797003221 (04/01/95)

Swinging jazz vocals with Von Freeman, Willie Pickens, Robert Shy, John Whitfield, Sparrow & more!!!

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SSD 0031 MARSHALL VENTE “TROPICALE”

UPC # 700797003122 (02/10/96)

Pianist-composer-arranger Marshall Vente’s Brazilian/Latin epic- sax great Leo Gandelman & 5 vocalists.

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SSD 0030 BOBBY LEWIS “HERE I GO AGAIN”

UPC # 700797003023 (02/10/95)

The ‘trilogy’ - CD #3, showcases the lyrical flugel horn of Lewis with jazz vocals!

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SSD 0029 DAVE GORDON “TURN”

UPC # 700797002927 (04/15/95)

Pianist-composer Gordon’s critically-acclaimed direct to digital ensemble creation of original music.

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SSD 0028 DAMON SHORT “ALL OF THE ABOVE”

UPC # 700797002828 (12/16/94)

Drummer/composer/arranger Damon Short’s creations-w/Paul Smoker and Paul Scea...

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SSD 0027 GEORGE FREEMAN “REBELLION”

UPC # 700797002729 (03/12/95)

George’s unique jazz guitar style and debut release for SOUTHPORT, with Von Freeman on piano!

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SSD 0026 PAULINHO GARCIA “JAZZMINEIRO”

UPC # 700797002620 (01/10/95)

Composer-vocalist-guitarist Garcia offers new images of Brazil with classics & originals.

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SSD 0025 FRANK PORTOLESE “TRANSPARENT”

UPC # 700797002521 (11/05/94)

Portolese explores the essence of the jazz guitar trio with Rusty Jones & Brian Sandstrom.

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SSD 0024 FLIPPOMUSIC GLOBAL JAZZ “TENDRILS OF LIGHT”

UPC # 700797002422 (10/10/94)

Pianist/Composer David Flippo’s eclectic mix of world music and jazz.

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SSD 0023 APRIL ALOISIO “BRAZILIAN HEART”

UPC # 700797002323 (06/25/94)

April sings the sounds of Brazil- with Howard Levy, Eldee Young, Paulinho Garcia...

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SSD 0022 BOBBY LEWIS “PASSION FLOWER”

UPC # 700797002224 (01/19/94)

Veteran flugelhorn/trumpet man’s 2nd release featuring strings...and reed man Don Shelton!

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SSD 0021 JOANIE PALLATTO “WHO WROTE THIS SONG?”

UPC # 700797002125 (12/03/93)

With jazz legend Bob Dorough, Joanie sings- with Fareed Haque, Howard Levy & Sparrow, too!

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SSD 0019 DAVE ONDERDONK & MARK WALKER “LOOSE CONTACT”

UPC # 700797001920 (12/15/93)

Guitar/percussion duo play an entrancing mix of originals.

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SSD 0018 MICHAEL MASON “DELUGE”

UPC # 700797001821 (10/13/93)

Critically acclaimed flutist/arranger with an all-star cast of Chicago players.

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SSD 0017 CORKY MC CLERKIN “THE POWER OF ONE”

UPC # 700797001722 (09/13/93)

Pianist/Composer with 10 new songs in his funky/bluesy/bebop style.

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SSD 0016 BOBBY LEWIS “INSIDE THIS SONG”

UPC # 700797001623 (08/10/93)

Lewis’ debut marks the polished sound of a Bobby Lewis CD!

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SSD 0014 SPARROW SHORTWAVE “THE DESERT RAT SUITE”

UPC # 700797001425 (11/02/91)

Pianist/Composer Sparrow’s futuristic epic, with Von Freeman, Billy Brimfield, Redd Holt & more...

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SSD 0013 SPARROW “SOLO”

UPC # 700797001326 (02/15/95)

The romantic side of pianist/composer Bradley Parker Sparrow. If there is music for a new age this is it!

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SSD 0012 DON BENNETT “SLEEPING GIANT”

UPC # 700797001227 (11/25/91)

Pianist/composer’s hard swinging debut, with the late, great Art Porter, and Paul Wertico and Art Hoyle.

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SSD 0011 SPARROW SHORTWAVE “INSIDE OUT”

UPC # N/A Special Order!!!!

Pianist/composer Sparrow’s special order GOLD CD with Eldee Young/Redd Holt and Joanie Pallatto.

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SSD 0010 VON FREEMAN “WALKIN’ TUFF!”

UPC # 700797001029 (10/19/89)

Von’s 1st appearance on CD- the tenor sax master in his prime!



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