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Apr 11, 2014 | Bebel Gilberto Signs To Sony Music Masterworks/Portrait; New Album Arrives July 2014

Apr 11, 2014

NEW YORK, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto has signed with Sony Music Masterworks' imprint Portrait Records. The label will release her new album Tudo! on July 29, 2014, coinciding with an international tour.

Bebel Gilberto is one of the most internationally famous and beloved of Brazilian musicians. The daughter of bossa nova immortal Joao Gilberto, Bebel has sold over 2.5 Million albums worldwide since her debut in 2000. On her first album for Masterworks/Portrait, she reunites with Mario C. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson), who co-produced her first, landmark album Tanto Tempo. Singing in French, English, and Portuguese, Bebel has recorded a shimmering, sweet, summery collection that includes songs by her father, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Neil Young, and others, as well as original new tunes.

"Bebel is an icon and innovator in Brazilian popular music," says Chuck Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Sony Music Masterworks U.S., "She has successfully blended organic rhythms and electronic elements, defining an international style that reverberates to this day. We're delighted to welcome her creativity and personality into the Masterworks/Portrait family."

Sony Music Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

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Apr 09, 2014 | Masterworks Broadway Signs Original Broadway Cast Recording Of Bullets Over Broadway

Album Available Digitally June 3 and on CD June 10, 2014

Features Music from the 1920's Adapted by Glen Kelly with Orchestrations by Doug Besterman

Opens April 10 at the St. James Theatre

Apr 9, 2014

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MASTERWORKS BROADWAY proudly announces the signing of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Bullets Over Broadway. Produced by Doug Besterman and engineered by Frank Fillipetti, the album will be recorded on April 14.  The cast recording will be available for download via all digital service providers June 3 with the CD available everywhere June 10. Visit MasterworksBroadway.com for more information. 

Producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg present the world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film. Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY began preview performances on Tuesday, March 11 and will officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street).

Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring young playwright (Braff) newly arrived on Broadway in 1920's New York who is forced to cast a mobster's (Pastore) talentless girlfriend (Yorke) in his latest drama in order to get it produced.

Bullets Over Broadway features Brooks Ashmanskas (The Producers) as "Warner Purcell," Golden Globe® and Emmy Award nominee Zach Braff ("Scrubs," Garden State) as "David Shayne," Nick Cordero (Rock of Ages) as "Cheech," Tony Award® nominee Marin Mazzie (Passion; Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate) as "Helen Sinclair," Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos") as "Nick Valenti," Betsy Wolfe (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as "Ellen," Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone) as "Julian Marx," Helene Yorke (Grease) as "Olive Neal" and Tony Award® winner Karen Ziemba (Contact) as "Eden Brent."

Bullets Over Broadway will also feature Clyde Alves (Nice Work if You Can Get It), Jim Borstelmann (Chaplin), Preston Truman Boyd (Big Fish), Janet Dickinson (How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Bryn Dowling (Big Fish), Kim Faure (Anything Goes), Paige Faure (Cinderella), Casey Garvin (Bare), Kelcy Griffin (Broadway debut), Dan Horn (Cinderella), Sarah Lin Johnson (Broadway debut), Andy Jones (Cinderella), Amanda Kloots-Larsen (Follies), Kevin Ligon (The Chosen), Synthia Link (Big Fish), Brittany Marcin (Anything Goes), Paul McGill (La Cage aux Folles), James Moye (Million Dollar Quartet), Beth Johnson Nicely (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Eric Santagata (Chaplin) and Kevin Worley (Cinderella).

Five time Tony Award® winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman brings the new musical to the stage with a design team of Broadway veterans including Santo Loquasto (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Paul Huntley (wig and hair design), William Berloni (animal training),  Glen Kelly (music supervision and adaptation / additional Lyrics), Doug Besterman (orchestrations) and Andy Einhorn (music direction/conductor and vocal arrangements). The Broadway production of Bullets Over Broadway features existing music of the period.

Bullets Over Broadway is produced by Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg and co-produced by Edward Walson, Leroy Schecter, Roy Furman, Broadway Across America, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Jacki Barlia Florin, Harold Newman and Jujamcyn Theaters and associate producer Don't Speak, LLC.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

For more information on the musical, please visit www.BulletsOverBroadway.com.

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Apr 09, 2014 | Doxy Records To Release "Road Shows, Vol. 3," First Sonny Rollins Album Under New Distribution Agreement With Sony Music Masterworks/OKeh On May 6

CD CONTAINS SIX TRACKS RECORDED IN JAPAN, FRANCE, AND THE U.S. BETWEEN 2001 AND 2012

ROLLINS TO PARTICIPATE IN A GOOGLE+ HANGOUT, "SONNY ROLLINS MEETS HIS FANS," MAY 5 AT 12:00 NOON EDT

Apr 9, 2014

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since launching his Doxy label in 2006 with the Grammy-nominated studio album Sonny, Please, the great tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins has been turning to his vast archive of his own concert recordings to compile superior performances for release in Doxy's acclaimed Road Shows series. The selections in Volume 1 (2008) spanned nearly 30 years and included a trio track from the saxophonist's 50th-anniversary Carnegie Hall concert, while Volume 2 (2011) focused primarily on his epic 80th-birthday concert at New York's Beacon Theatre.

Road Shows, vol. 3, to be released May 6 as part of a distribution agreement with Sony Music Masterworks and its jazz imprint OKeh, draws its six tracks from concerts recorded between 2001 and 2012 in Saitama, Japan; Toulouse, Marseille, and Marciac, France; and St. Louis, Missouri. "Patanjali," a recent-vintage Rollins composition, is given its debut recording on the new disc. The performances, says Rollins, "present parts of me I want to have presented."

On May 5 at 12:00 noon EDT, Rollins will expand his forays into social-media territory (and CD promotion) by participating in an unprecedented video conference, "Sonny Rollins Meets His Fans," broadcast live on YouTube and Google+. Ten members of Sonny's global community of listeners and fellow musicians, chosen from the winners of a video contest on his Facebook page, will interact with Sonny, one by one, in real-time video, utilizing Google's popular Hangout platform. Immediately after the live broadcast, the program will be available for viewing on demand on Sonny's web site and Facebook page. In addition to the ten guests (each of whom will receive a copy of Road Shows, vol. 3), moderator Bret Primack will be choosing questions from Google+ viewers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOmclIi0CnU

"As one of the few jazz musicians able to fashion a career exclusively as a concert artist," writes Bob Blumenthal in his CD notes, "[Rollins] has made his appearances events that blend the soul-baring seriousness of a 'classical' recital with the participatory release of a music that has always drawn on various kinds of call and response. At his best, which Rollins presents to us here and in the previous Road Shows, he rides the spontaneity of the moment into unique collections of moods, grooves, and feelings."

Road Shows' material reflects an artist who has become as enthralled by narrative lines as melodic. Noel Coward's "Someday I'll Find You" - which he first recorded on 1958's Freedom Suite and then on Sonny, Please - takes him back to his boyhood days, when it was the theme for the long-running radio show, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons.

The infectious "Biji," introduced on the 1995 album, Sonny +3, was written "back in the days when guys had nicknames like Rahsaan and Famoudou. I adopted Brung Biji as mine. It was sort of African style."

"Patanjali" is named after the sage whose Yoga Sutras, he says, "lay down everything you need to know" about a discipline and philosophy that "has helped me get through life and kept me trying to be a better human being."

The nearly 24-minute rendering of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's masterwork, "Why Was I Born," is as moving as it is breathtaking - a monument to Rollins's emotional powers. He won a 2006 Grammy for his version of it on Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert, performing it in Boston five days after the terrorist attack on New York, which forced him to evacuate his apartment.

"I've played it a lot," he says. "So I was wondering whether I should put it out again. I decided to because it captured me going in certain directions I felt needed to be put on record. I actually had two versions to choose from. On one of them, everything was quite clean. On this one, I played something I might be the only one who likes. But I liked the groove and a lot of other things. It represents Sonny Rollins at a certain point of creation." 

Rounding out the program, there's an eight-minute, stand-alone cadenza taken from a 2009 St. Louis show and a brief, album-closing dose of his perennial crowd-pleaser, "Don't Stop the Carnival."

Road Shows, vol. 3 was produced by Rollins and his longtime engineer, Richard Corsello. Trombonist Clifton Anderson and bassist Bob Cranshaw are heard throughout, joined on selected tracks by pianist Stephen Scott; guitarists Bobby Broom and Peter Bernstein; drummers Kobie Watkins, Perry Wilson, Steve Jordan, and Victor Lewis; and percussionists Kimati Dinizulu and Sammy Figueroa. "All of these people in my bands are top of the line in their own right," says Rollins. "It's a privilege and pleasure to play with them." 

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway, and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information, please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com.

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Apr 08, 2014 | Masterworks Broadway Springs Ahead With Three Unexpected Albums From The Vault

Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy's Marriage Type Love Available for the First Time Ever on April 15

Androcles and the Lion - Original Television Cast Recording Available on CD for the First Time May 13

Ed Ames' Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You Available on CD for the First Time June 17

Apr 8, 2014

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterworks Broadway springs forward with the release of three unexpected albums from the vault previously unavailable on CD Marriage Type Love by Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy (April 15), Androcles and the Lion (May 13), Ed Ames: Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You  (June 17).

In 1959, the release of Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy's new album, Marriage Type Love was announced with great fanfare. The cover was prepared and all of the audio was recorded and mixed. Yet, for reasons that still remain unclear, the album was never released and the master tapes have resided in the vaults ever since. Now, after more than fifty years, fans can hear the third collaboration between "the very much married-and-in-love" Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy for the first time. Marriage Type Love features Marty Gold and His Orchestra backing up the singing couple with jazzy, brassy arrangements of a collection of songs that form what might be called a concept album built around the themes of love and marriage. Marriage Type Love will be released exclusively for purchase via MasterworksBroadway.com on April 15 in a limited quantity of Manufacture-On-Demand CDs as well as digital download.  The CD will be available through Arkiv Music on May 13, plus downloads through digital service providers the same day.

Based on George Bernard Shaw's play, the 1967 television special Androcles and the Lion recounts the story of Androcles, the simple-hearted Christian tailor whose friendship with a lion saves himself and his friends from martyrdom in the Roman Colosseum. Set to music by Richard Rodgers, the cast includes British comedian Norman Wisdom as Androcles, Noel Coward as Caesar and features Ed Ames, John Cullum and Geoffrey Holder. Androcles and the Lion will be released exclusively for purchase via MasterworksBroadway.com on May 13 in a limited quantity of Manufacture-On-Demand CDs as well as digital download.  The CD will be available through Arkiv Music on June 10, plus downloads through digital service providers the same day.

The legendary Broadway producer George Abbott once said that Ed Ames's voice was one of the finest he had heard on the legitimate stage. After success as a member of The Ames Brothers – the multi-platinum vocal quartet and popular TV fixture ­– Ames turned his attention to acting and a solo vocal career. His acting career took off as he landed roles in the Broadway production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks and the role of "Mingo" in the TV series Daniel Boone. Opening Night, a collection of songs from Broadway musicals recorded in 1964 was his first solo recording and includes "Try to Remember" from The Fantasticks, his first charted single. Several years later, he followed up with the album More I Cannot Wish You, another collection of Broadway favorites that includes "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" from The Sound of Music. Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You, available together for one price, will be released exclusively for purchase via MasterworksBroadway.com on June 17 in a limited quantity of Manufacture-On-Demand CDs as well as digital download.  The CD will be available through Arkiv Music on July 14, plus downloads through digital service providers the same day.

Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Masterworks.  For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visit www.masterworksbroadway.com

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Apr 08, 2014 | FIFA AND SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE ONE LOVE, ONE RHYTHM: THE OFFICIAL 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP™ALBUM
  AVAILABLE AT ITUNES, AMAZON AND ALL MAJOR RETAILERS MAY 12, 2014 RCA RECORDS TO RELEASE ALBUM IN THE U.S. ON MAY 12th ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE TODAY APRIL 8TH   Fans Who Pre-Order the Album Can Download Instantly Pitbull’s “We Are One (Ole Ola),” The Official Song of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM featuring Jennifer […]Read More »
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