Concord Music Group presents: "Orrin Keepnews, Producer"
Chapter 1: "Saint Monk" Pianist and composer Thelonious Monk was the patron saint of Riverside Records, the influential Jazz record label Orrin Keepnews co-founded in the early 50s.
In the first installment of a twenty chapter video podcast series, Keepnews talks about meeting Monk, signing him, and producing his Riverside debut, "Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington."
Music includes excerpts from the Keepnews Collection release, "Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington"
One of the most respected of all jazz producers, Orrin Keepnews's long and productive career has included working with such artists as Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Cannonball Adderley and Thelonious Monk, as well as founding influential jazz labels Riverside and Milestone.
The Keepnews Collection, from The Concord Music Group is a reissue series of albums produced by this jazz legend. It features time-honored titles recorded by the true titans of jazz, originally released on Riverside and Milestone Records. All reissues, with 24-bit remastering from the master tapes, include original liner notes and Keepnews' voluminous new commentaries; when available, the original tracks are supplemented by bonus cuts from the sessions.
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