Legacy Recordings: Mingus, Monk and Weather Report

Sony Music continues to reissue albums by the biggest names of modern jazz.

Under the label of it’s division Legacy Recordings, Sony Music released in July complete, remastered albums of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and Weather Report, recorded for labels whose catalogs today belong to Sony.

The releases are three box sets containing: seven Charles Mingus albums on 10 CD’s released by Columbia and RCA, all six albums of The Thelonious Monk Quartet, and six Weather Report albums on 7 CD’s released by Columbia between 1971 and 1975.

The box sets contain complete albums including bonuses. The single covers are replicas of the original LP covers with booklets containing liner notes and all discography information.

All releases have been remastered by Mark Wilder, multiple Grammy Award winner. Into the production process were involved long time Legacy Recordings producers: Richard Seidel, Michael Cuscuna, Michael Brooks, Didier Deutsch and Bob Belden, also multiple Grammy Awards winners.

Till now, Sony reissued the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Stanley Clarke, Miles Davis, George Duke, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Billie Holiday, Wayne Shorter, Groover Washington Jr., Paul Desmond and Nina Simone. The release of The Brecker Brothers, Etta James and Sarah Vaughan discographys is set for August this year.

Legacy Recordings was founded in 1990 with the goal of preserving, organizing and using the catalogs of Columbia Records, Epic Records, RCA, J Records, Windham Hill, RCA Victor, Arista, Buddah Records and Philadelphia International Records.

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