Capri Records (Jazz record label)

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Capri Records Ltd.
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Founded 1984 (1984)
Founder Thomas Burns
Genre Jazz
Country of origin U.S.
Location Bailey, Coloardo
Official website www.caprirecords.com

Capri Records Ltd.[1] is a jazz record company and record label started by record collector, jazz enthusiast, and entrepreneur Thomas Burns.[2][3] The Colorado-based label has a catalog of more than a hundred titles by musicians such as bassists Ray Brown and Red Mitchell, trombonists Al Grey and Phil Wilson, saxophonist Bud Shank, and drummer Louie Bellson.[4]

History[edit]

Burns founded Capri in Denver, Colorado, in 1984, concentrating on musicians with ties to Colorado, such as Fred Hess, Ron Miles, Spike Robinson, Keith Oxman, and Ellyn Rucker, though the label has also released albums by Ray Brown, Al Grey, and Jimmy Rowles.[5]

In 2013 Jeff Hamilton suggested a recording with veteran actor Wilford Brimley[6] and his trio. Gary Smulyan wanted to make a recording of Neapolitan melodies with actor and singer Dominic Chianese, who was already well known for his vocal treatments of classic Italian tunes. Ali Ryerson, who along with Holly Hofmann and Frank Wess participated in Flutology in 2006,[7] came to him with the idea to record an all-flute big band titled Game Changer.

Artists[edit]

Selected discography[edit]

  • Ellyn Rucker and Friends, Thoughts of You[8]
  • Ron Miles, Trio[9]
  • Joshua Breakstone, Tomorrow's Hours[10]
  • Mark Masters Ensemble, American Jazz Institute Presents The Clifford Brown Project[11]
  • Flutology, First Date[12]
  • Mark Masters, One Day With Lee[13]
  • Phil Wilson's Pan American All-Stars, Celebrate the Music of Antonio Carlos Tom Jobim[14]
  • Curtis Fuller, I Will Tell Her[15]
  • Chip Stephens Trio, Relevancy[16]
  • Mike Wofford, It's Personal[17]
  • Tom Kennedy, Just Play[18]
  • Mark Masters, Everything You Did[19]
  • Ali Ryerson and the Jazz Flute Big Band, Game Changer[20]
  • Ken Peplowski, Maybe September[21]
  • Jeff Hamilton, Wilford Brimley with the Jeff Hamilton Trio[22]
  • Frank Potenza, For Joe[23]
  • Mike Jones Trio, Plays Well with Others[24][25]
  • Gary Smulyan/Dominic Chianese, Bella Napoli[26]
  • Joshua Breakstone, With the Wind and the Rain[27][28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capri Records". Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Dryden, Ken. "Capri Records" (PDF). The New York City Jazz Record. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jazz Near You: Capri Records". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Capri Records Store". Capri Records. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Kennedy, Gary (2002). Barry Kernfeld, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 383. ISBN 1561592846. 
  6. ^ Saunders, Bret. "Wilford Brimley's latest project: A jazz album from Capri records". The Denver Post. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Joyce, Mike (13 March 2006). "Flutology: An Inspired Flouting of Jazz Expectations". The Washington Post. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Burns, Dave. "Review: Thoughts Of You". JazzTimes. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Porter, Christopher. "Review: Ron Miles Trio". JazzTimes. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Ferguson, Jim. "Review: Tomorrow's Hours". JazzTimes. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Adler, David. "Review: Clifford Brown Project". JazzTimes. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Sicha, Choire. "The Guide". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Siders, Harvey. "Review: One Day With Lee". JazzTimes. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  14. ^ Mauleon, Rebeca. "Review: Celebrate the Music of Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim". JazzTimes. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  15. ^ Mitchell, Glenn A. "I Will Tell Her". Jazz Police. Archived from the original on 18 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  16. ^ Wolff, Carlo. "Review: Relevancy". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  17. ^ Dayton-Johnson, Jeff. "Review: It's Personal". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  18. ^ Bilawsky, Dan. "Review: Just Play". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  19. ^ McClenaghan, Dan. "Review: Everything You Did". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  20. ^ Bowers, Jack. "Review: Game Changer". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  21. ^ Schlesinger, Dr. Judith. "Review: Maybe September". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  22. ^ Bilawsky, Dan. "Review: Wilford Brimley With The Jeff Hamilton Trio". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  23. ^ Lindsay, Bruce. "Review: For Joe". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  24. ^ Bowers, Jack. "Review: Plays Well With Others". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  25. ^ Giroux, Pierre. "Plays Well With Others". Audiophile Audition. Archived from the original on 18 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  26. ^ Schlesinger, Dr. Judith. "Review: Bella Napoli". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  27. ^ Blanco, Edward. "Review: With The Wind And The Rain". All About Jazz. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  28. ^ Yohn, Linda. "With The Wind And The Rain - Pure Pleasure from Guitarist Joshua Breakstone". WEMU. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

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