A new restaurant in high scale hotel the Fountaine in Charlie Parker’s home town of Kansas City is named in his honor. A nice article in the Kansas City Business Journal. READ MORE HERE
Concord Music continues its buying spree with the acquisition of Savoy Label Group. The catalog deal brings more than 3,000 master recordings to the company. Savoy Records, founded in 1942, was home to some of the jazz world’s most iconic artists, including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon.
The catalog also includes more recent recordings from such acts as Etta Jones, Bill Frisell, Larry Coryell, Andy Bey, and Milton Nascimento. Concord is already home to a tremendous number of top jazz titles through its start as a jazz label and its acquisition of the Fantasy catalog in 2004.