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Another Time, Another Place

Legendary singer-songwriter Jennifer Warnes has created a beautiful, elegaic new album, available exclusively from Impex Records and BMG.Reuniting with bassist-composer Roscoe Beck (who co-produced her seminal classic Famous Blue Raincoat), Ms. Warnes shapes ten classic tunes and a brand-new song into a profound narrative of living, loving and making …

Patricia Barber

Patricia Barber’s new all-standards album Clique!, our newest highest-quality audiophile recording, is now available in breathtaking Hi-Fidelity on 5.1 Surround/2.0 DXD/DSD download and SACD, as well as MQA-enhanced Compact Disc. Coming Spring 2022 on 33-rpm HQ-180 vinyl LP. The long-awaited successor to Nightclub, her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite first all standards album, Clique…

Legrand Jazz Michel Legrand (2LP Set)

Academy and Grammy ® Award-winning composer/arranger Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Summer of ’42, The Thomas Crown Affair) was not a household name in America in 1958, but he was renowned among musicians and a life-long fanatic of American jazz and its players. Legrand Jazz is the result of Legrand traveling to America and using his Columbia Records…

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