AVAILABLE NOW: MACK AVENUE SUPERBAND DEBUTS WORLDWIDE WITH “LIVE FROM THE DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL – 2012”

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AVAILABLE NOW:
MACK AVENUE SUPERBAND DEBUTS WORLDWIDE WITH
LIVE FROM THE DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL – 2012

 

Lineup Selected Exclusively from the Label’s Burgeoning Roster of Jazz Superstars, Including Carl Allen, Gary Burton, Aaron Diehl, Kevin Eubanks, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Evan Perri, Alfredo Rodríguez, and Rodney Whitaker

 

Repertoire Comprised of Original Tunes by

SuperBand Members as well as Favorite Standards

 

SuperBand Debuted Second Incarnation at This Year’s
Detroit Jazz Festival This Past Labor Day Weekend

Stream Tracks from Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival – 2012

 

Mack Avenue Records is proud to present the scintillating debut release by the
Mack Avenue SuperBand, an all-star ensemble comprising many of the label’s most acclaimed artists. Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival – 2012, available now, documents the SuperBand‘s unveiling at the 33rd annual edition of the Motor City label’s hometown jazz festival during 2012’s Labor Day weekend.

 

The brainchild of Mack Avenue president Denny Stilwell, the SuperBand is a fiery, celebratory conglomeration, the sort of chemistry experiment whose success is predicated on its combustibility. The group brings together legends and label mainstays including vibraphonist Gary Burton, guitarist Kevin Eubanks, alto saxophonist Tia Fuller, trumpeter Sean Jones, and guitarist Evan Perri, with rising stars like pianist Alfredo Rodríguez and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. The band is anchored by the house rhythm section of pianist Aaron Diehl, drummer Carl Allen, and bassist Rodney Whitaker (who also serves as musical director).

 

Al Pryor, Mack Avenue EVP of A&R and the record’s producer, acknowledges the challenge inherent in bringing such a loaded roster together on one stage, calling the impressive result “a team effort.” Emphasizing the tight-knit dynamic and Detroit pride of the Mack Avenue team and the experience of the Detroit Jazz Festival‘s skilled crew, Pryor says that the concert’s ultimate success was due to the musicians’ passion. “The artists were all enthusiastic when we first approached them,” he says, “and all brought something special to the table.”

 

The diversity of the material reflects the equally wide-ranging Mack Avenue roster, but this cohesive and captivating live recording is representative of the label’s ambitions, the vitality of its artists, and the electricity of one September evening in Detroit. 

 

 

Mack Avenue SuperBand·  

Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival – 2012

Mack Avenue Records ·  Release Date: September 3, 2013 

 
  

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DL Media ·  610-667-0501

Maureen McFadden ·  maureen@dlmediamusic.com

 

 

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