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Don Lucoff

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for UMG. Working in concert with all of the company’s record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, opportunities in new technologies and an emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives to engage all types of consumers across multiple entry points and platforms.

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  • AVAILABLE NOW: Bill Kwan | “No Ordinary Love: The Music of Sade” - AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL PLATFORMS Vocalist Bill Kwan Explores Sade’s Artistry with an All-Star Group of Distinguished Players   This is no ordinary jazz album. It’s not just that San Francisco vocalist Bill Kwan delves deeply into the songbook of one of the 20th century’s most popular female singers. No Ordinary Love: The Music of Sade captures an artist boldly…
  • “João Donato JID007” | João Donato, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad | June 4 via Jazz Is Dead - Jazz Is Dead’s Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Collaborate with João Donato: An Innovator of Brazilian Bossa Nova, Jazz Fusion and Funk from the Golden Era João Donato JID007, Available June 4 via Jazz Is Dead   Where’s João Donato? It’s a frequently asked question, referring simultaneously to the physical location and the musical moment…
  • Brian Bromberg | “A Little Driving Music” | May 21 via Artistry Music (Mack Avenue Music Group) -       World-Renowned Bassist and Producer Brian Bromberg Escapes the Pandemic Blues with a Vibrant, Funky New Album That Conjures the Spirit of the Open Road with A Little Driving Music Due Out May 21, 2021 on Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Music Group Bromberg’s Third Album Created in Quarantine, Features All-Star, Socially-Distanced Cast of Musicians Including Dave…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Pasquale Grasso | “Solo Ballads” | Sony Music Masterworks -   Guitar Virtuoso Pasquale Grasso Releases Solo Ballads, the First Installment of a New Three-Part Series on Sony Music Masterworks Pasquale Grasso’s eloquent classical technique, jazz phrasing, bebop rhythms, and nimble fret musings have distinguished him as a celebrated 21st century virtuoso, culminating in his latest effort Solo Ballads. A digital only release, Grasso augments his repertoire again…
  • Unearthed Harold Land | “Westward Bound!” | Available June 12 via Reel to Real - Hard-Hitting Previously Unreleased Live Performances by Bop Tenor Master Harold Land Due from Reel to Real Recordings   Westward Bound! Features High-Voltage 1962-65 Dates Captured at Seattle’s Penthouse with Trumpeter Carmell Jones, Pianist Hampton Hawes, and Drummer Philly Joe Jones Available June 12 in Celebration of ‘Record Store Day’ as a 33-1/3 RPM Two-LP Set on…
  • Emmet Cohen Speaks with GRAMMY Museum’s COLLECTION:live – AVAILABLE TODAY -   Mack Avenue Music Group Pianist/Composer and American Pianists Awards Winner EMMET COHEN Speaks with GRAMMY Museum® as Part of Their Celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month Will Discuss Critically Acclaimed Album Future Stride, Popular Livestream Series “Live From Emmet’s Place,” and Past Experience with GRAMMY Museum Exclusive Interview and Performance: Online Now as Part of COLLECTION:live™   “Common…
  • Kevin Hays, Ben Street, Billy Hart | “All Things Are” | Available June 4 via Smoke Sessions Records - Kevin Hays, Ben Street, and Billy Hart Collaborate on Strikingly Telepathic Performances, Which Resonate Profoundly After Months of Pandemic-Induced Isolation  All Things Are, Available June 4 via Smoke Sessions Records  Recorded in December 2020 at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club to Commemorate Billy Hart’s 80th Birthday On June 4th, Smoke Sessions Records proudly releases All Things Are, a collaborative…
  • Vince Mendoza | “Freedom Over Everything” | Available July 2 via Modern Recordings - Celebrated Multi-GRAMMY® Award Winning Arranger, Composer and Conductor Vince Mendoza  Brings Forth a Life Affirming Cross-Genre Collaboration Freedom Over Everything, a Revelatory and Politically Charged Album Set  for July 2 Release on BMG’s Modern Recordings Imprint Guest Artists include  Joshua Redman, Antonio Sanchez, Derrick Hodge,  and The Roots’ MC Black Thought Six-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, and 34-time nominee, Vince Mendoza is considered the foremost…
  • Todd Cochran | “Then and Again, Here & Now” | Available June 11th via Sunnyside Records - Pianist Todd Cochran Emphatically Marks his Acoustic Reincarnation After Nearly Half Century Solo Recording Hiatus Then and Again, Here and Now Features Like-Minded Collaborators Michael Carvin and John Leftwich The creation of music as a collective art requires participants who are open and engaged. The essence of ensemble jazz music is the collaboration between elements, including…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Greg Skaff | “Polaris” | SMK Jazz (Smoke Sessions Records) - AVAILABLE NOW via SMK Jazz Guitarist Greg Skaff Enlists Jazz Royalty Ron Carter and Albert “Tootie” Heath for His First Ever Guitar/Bass/Drums Trio Album, Polaris Album Reunites the Legendary Bassist and Drummer for First Time in Decades on Joyously Swinging Session Fans of Greg Skaff may know him as one of modern jazz’s premier organ jazz guitarists through…

“”Throughout his recording career, Allan Harris has often been likened to Nat King Cole…as “Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better” demonstrates, there is much more to Harris’ artistry”, NYC Jazz Record

 

“My favorite singer,” it is in these terms that Tonny Bennett himself, speaks of Allan Harris. Considered one of the three greatest jazz singers of his country, the Brooklyn native has an album far from sweet clichés, and gloussants surjoués. Basically, Allan Harris SINGS!”, djamrevue.com

 

“Music critics have a hard time agreeing on the best word to describe jazz vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris “smooth”, “versatile”, “dynamic”, “protean” are just a few samples- but they are in reverent agreement that he is one of today’s most talented jazz performers”, The Atlantic

 

“The Convergence CD has Allan with his silky smooth handling of such ballads as My Foolish Heart and You Don’t Know What Love Is, harkens us back to the early days when the master male jazz and pop crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Frankie Laine, and Arthur Prysock once ruled the airwaves”.- Danny R. Johnson, San Diego County News

 

“….he performed in an exquisitely syncopated vocal arrangement on Tuesday evening at the Metropolitan Room…” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

 

“The joy in Convergence is that two artists of such high and gifted caliber are able to take a discography that has earned a more than special place in the jazz pantheon of classics and reinvent or perhaps reshape the memories of a forgotten past and give us treasured memories of the future.” – Brent Black, CriticalJazz.com