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SFJAZZ Records Announces The Release of SFJAZZ Collective Live 2006: 3rd Annual Concert Tour :: : The Number One Jazz News Resource On T

SFJAZZ Records Announces The Release of SFJAZZ Collective Live 2006: 3rd Annual Concert Tour :: : The Number One Jazz News Resource On The Net :: Jazz News Daily: SFJAZZ Records Announces The Release of SFJAZZ Collective Live 2006: 3rd Annual Concert Tour
Posted by: editoron Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 10:13 AM
Jazz News All-star ensemble's latest limited, numbered edition release features all new original repertoire and the music of Herbie Hancock

SFJAZZ Collective Live 2006
Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone & marimba
Joshua Redman - saxophones (artistic director)
Nicholas Payton - trumpet
Miguel Zenn - alto saxophone
Andre Hayward - trombone
Renee Rosnes - piano
Matt Penman - bass
Eric Harland - drums

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--SFJAZZ Records today announced the release of the SFJAZZ Collective's third limited edition CD set, Live 2006: 3rd Annual Concert Tour. Available exclusively from SFJAZZ--the leading non-profit jazz organization on the West Coast and the presenter of the San Francisco Jazz Festival--the deluxe, hand-numbered (3000 copies) multi-CD set is the definitive record of this all-star jazz ensemble's third year. Live 2006 features the Collective's entire 2006 repertoire recorded on their most recent international tour. The fourteen tracks on Live 2006 feature a new piece by each band member plus works by jazz legend Herbie Hancock, in new arrangements commissioned from Grammy- winner Gil Goldstein.

“Herbie Hancock was a natural choice for us to focus on this season,” said saxophonist Joshua Redman, the Collective's Artistic Director. “His music has played a critical role in defining the sound of modern jazz, and many of his songs have become veritable standards. He has hugely influenced all of us in the Collective as an instrumentalist, as a band leader, as a creative artist, and as a composer.”

The recipient of “Rising Star Jazz Group of the Year” honors in the 2006 DownBeat Critics Poll, the SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star jazz ensemble comprising some of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today--including DownBeat Critics Poll “#1 Rising Star Alto Saxophonist” Miguel Zenn and “Best Vibraphonist” Bobby Hutcherson. Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ--the West Coast's largest nonprofit jazz institution and the presenter of the annual San Francisco Jazz Festival--the Collective has quickly become one of the most exciting and acclaimed groups on the American and international jazz scenes.

The Collective embodies SFJAZZ's organizational commitment to jazz as a living, ever- changing, and ever-relevant art form. To cultivate its distinctive sound, the SFJAZZ Collective convenes in San Francisco each spring for a three-week residency. Throughout this extended rehearsal period--a rarity in today's jazz--the ensemble workshops the season's new repertoire and interacts with the Bay Area community through SFJAZZ's education programs. The Collective then takes to the performance stage, including home season concerts under the auspices of the SFJAZZ Spring Season and a national and international tour, with stops in a number of the world's most prominent concert halls.

Live 2006 is priced at $35 (plus tax and shipping). It is available exclusively from the SFJAZZ Store (located at 3 Embarcadero Center, Lobby Level, San Francisco, CA 94111; phone 415-788-7353) or from

SFJAZZ, celebrating its 25th year in 2007, is the largest non-profit presenter of jazz in the western United States. SFJAZZ presents over 100 concerts a year to over 100,000 fans and is dedicated to advancing the art form of jazz and cultivating new jazz audiences through artistic and education programming, including: The San Francisco Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ Spring Season, SFJAZZ Collective, SFJAZZ Summerfest, SFJAZZ Education and SFJAZZ Membership.

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