S-SSD 0143 "All in the Family"
UPC 700797014326 (6/30/15)
"All In The Family" brings together two members of Chicago's Freeman family that have never been recorded together until now: legendary guitarist George Freeman (who celebrated his 88th birthday on April 10th, 2015) and world-renowned saxophonist Chico Freeman (George's nephew and Von Freeman's son.) Together, they present their musical legacy of Chicago Jazz! With Kirk Brown, piano; Harrison Bankhead, bass; Hamid Drake, drums; Mike Allemana, guitar; Joe Jenkins, drums; and special guest Reto Weber, hang and percussion.
S-SSD 0142 George Flynn “American Forms”
UPC 700797014227 (1/6/15)
More can be learned from a composer from his or her chamber music versus full orchestral compositions. From the Southport Composers Series, pianist and Composer George Flynn weaves his music through string quartet; piano quartet, solo clarinet and solo viola.
S-SSD 0141 Joanie Pallatto & Marshall Vente “Two Again”
UPC 700797014128 (1/6/15)
Vocalist Pallatto and Pianist Vente team up again, with more fresh arrangements of great tunes, including “Help!,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” Walk On By,” and “Charade.” Liner notes by our hip friend (and Southport Lounge Artist) Bruce Bendinger. All tracks were recorded at Sparrow Sound Design on the 9' Baldwin Concert Grand with tube mics.
S-SSD 0140 George Flynn & Kurt Westerberg “Dual Visions”
UPC: 700797014029 (5/15/14)
"Dual Visions" is a collaborative recording from Artistic Producer Kurt Westerberg and Southport Composers Series Executive Producer George Flynn.
George Flynn - Songs of Destruction – Text by George Flynn
George Flynn, piano - Leila Bowie, soprano - Mark Baldin, trumpet
Dramatic duos for voice and piano
Kurt Westerberg - Vision and Prayer – on a Text by Dylan Thomas
DePaul University Ensemble 20+ - Michael Lewanski, conductor - Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
A setting of Thomas' twelve-verse, shaped poem for solo voice, back-up voices and a 13-piece chamber ensemble.
S-SSD 0139 George Flynn - "Remembering"
UPC: 700797013923 (12/10/13)
"Remembering" - solo and chamber music by George Flynn – the Southport Composers Series. Featured Artists: Heather O'Donnell, piano; Katherine Hughes, violin; Peter Szczepanek, cello; Stuart Leitch, piano; Larry Combs, clarinet; George Flynn, piano.
S-SSD 0138 Janice Misurell-Mitchell "Vanishing Points"
UPC: 700797013824 (11/12/13)
"This is more than music, it is truly a total art form for our century, full of potency and rich expressive power." – Seth Boustead (from Liner Notes)
Janice Misurell-Mitchell "Vanishing Points" – music for solo, duo and quartet. Composer, flutist and vocal artist Janice Misurell-Mitchell takes a multi-faceted approach to composition. Drawing on traditional Western European classical elements, she fashions pieces that reach into the rich sources of jazz, popular, and ethnic music.
S-SSD 0137 Joanie Pallatto & Bradley Parker-Sparrow - "Days with Joanie & Sparrow"
UPC: 700797013725 (9/24/13)
But what is the song about? Is it a love song, or song about the condition of our society? "Days with Joanie & Sparrow" is a life collaboration of original songs.
S-SSD 0136 George Flynn - "String Fever"
UPC: 700797013626 (9/11/12)
New Music composer and pianist George Flynn releases a new recording for the Southport Composers Series, with "String Fever." The three major works are composed for violin & piano ("Together" - Stefan Hersh, violin); viola & piano ("Duo" - Keith Conant, viola); and cello & piano ("Winter Landscape" - Christopher Costanza, cello). George Flynn is pianist on all tracks.
S-SSD 0135 Darling Instigatah - "SOUL SOUNDZ"
UPC: 700797013527 (8/14/12)
Influenced by Linton Kwesi Johnson , Lou Reed, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison's poetry, Dido, & Sia - this collection from Darling Instigatah (aka Hillary Bryan) is the music of a gypsy poet, through the soul of an artist... reggae, dub (predating dub step), jazz, blues, house, hip hop, drum 'n' bass, and then some!
S-SSD 0134 Rich Cantú -
UPC: 700797013428 (8/2/11)
Rich Cantú. One voice – one guitar… A perfect balance. Cantu weaves a spell with his stories and songs, complete with his ‘one man band’ of vocals, whistling, mouth clicks, percussive foot taps and guitar.
S-SSD 0133 Joanie Pallatto
"As You Spend Your Life"
UPC: 700797013329 (2/8/11)
"As You Spend Your Life" is a look into the heart, home and essence of Chicago
singer-songwriter Joanie Pallatto. This recording is an evolution of all of her
life's passions, creating new songs that identify her unique and modern vision.
These are "Pop Songs with a Jazz Sensibility."
Pallatto has enlisted her usual cohorts, musicians that raise the bar in any
recording project. You'll hear guitar giant Fareed Haque, harmonica master and
pianist Howard Levy, and a special feature with jazz legend, pianist and singer
Bob Dorough on the great Frank Foster tune, "Simone" - (with new lyrics by
Pallatto.) You'll also hear Bradley Parker-Sparrow, Dave Onderdonk, Eric
Hochberg, Michael Raynor, Alex Austin, Greg Fundis, Jason Smart and Larry Gray,
along with vocalists April Aloisio, Nanette Frank, Diane Madison, and Teresa
S-SSD 0132 Janice Misurell-Mitchell
UPC: 0700797013220 (10/26/10)
Composer, flutist and performance artist Janice Misurell-Mitchell offers a
unique vision of American contemporary music. Drawing on traditional Western
European classical elements, she fashions pieces that reach into the rich
sources of jazz, popular and ethnic music.
S-SSD 0131 Josie
UPC: 700797013121 (12/14/10)
Josie Falbo is a true Chicago legend! As one of Chicago's busiest and most frequently heard studio singers for over 35 years, Josie’s debut release for Southport Records is filled with her love of many forms of music, especially R&B and Jazz.
Josie Falbo sings and swings her way through 15 delectable tracks, from “At Last” and “Oh Happy Day” to “The Very Thought Of You” and “Triste” – with a “who’s who” of Chicago recording artists, including Richie Davis, Chris "Hambone" Cameron, Bobby Schiff, Alejo Poveda, Bobby Lewis, Larry Gray, Pat Ferreri, Jim Trompeter, Laurence Hobgood and many, many more!
S-SSD 0130 Kurt
UPC: 700797013022 (11/9/10)
Music by Kurt Westerberg for Orchestra, Wind Ensemble & Chamber Ensembles
Winter Light / Piano Trio / Fantasy / Concerto For Wind Ensemble
Boasting orchestral and chamber compositions, the music is an extension of
classical modern forms that forge into the next century. Beautiful, perplexing,
consonant and dissonant…
S-SSD 0129 George Flynn
UPC: 700797012926 (3/17/09)
Wind Ensemble, Orchestral and Choral Music by George Flynn American City / The
Density of Memory / St. Vincent's Words
The music of George Flynn is no mere stance; his melodies are full of
circumstance. George Flynn's compositions have the ability to overwhelm and
amaze with intense expression and musical abandon.
Flynn, late in his career as a faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago,
made the decision to write a work for each of the major ensembles in the School
of Music- the chorus/chamber choir (St. Vincent's Words, 1995), the orchestra
(The Density of Memory, 1997) and wind ensemble (American City, 1998). These
works are all performed by DePaul University musicians - faculty, students and
an alumna, and were recorded in the DePaul University Concert Hall (2006-2007.)
Anderson - "Black Horn Long Gone"
Anderson is a Chicago original. His tenor saxophone sounds like a mighty
warrior - the sound clear, focused and strong. This notable recording
features both the late Malachi Favors Maghostut on acoustic bass, and Ajaramu
(AJ Shelton) on drums. "Black Horn Long Gone" was recorded at Sparrow
Sound Design Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois - January 1993 - A Direct-to
compositions and improvisations by Fred Anderson © Many Weathers Pub. Co. BMI
S-SSD 0127 Tim
O'Dell "Dreams of Pangaea"
UPC: 700797012728 (2/17/09)
Southport Records presents composer/arranger/saxophonist Tim O'Dell -
"Dreams of Pangaea," recorded in Clapp Recital Hall at the University of
Iowa. Johnson County Landmark (JCL) is a band consisting of students and
jazz faculty based at the University of Iowa, and directed by
trombonist-bandleader-professor John Rapson. O'Dell's signature aesthetics
coax the tradition of contemporary jazz big band out of the box with this
collection of 10 evocative tracks. At times recalling the sounds of Maria
Schneider, or the Miles Davis/Gil Evans era, O'Dell's compositions and
arrangements explore atmospheric tones, Latin pulses, emotional ballads,
groove-based moods and free-wheeling solos.
S-SSD 0126 Bradley
Parker-Sparrow "The Black Romantic"
UPC: 700797012629 (1/6/09)
On "The Black Romantic" label founder Bradley Parker-Sparrow is like a
musical “blender” tearing apart classical, jazz and modern piano for a rich
“stew of the new” with his 2nd solo piano effort, recorded on the famed
BaldwinSD-10 9’Concert Grand. Produced by Joanie Pallatto. Design by Al
S-SSD-0125 THE MIYUMI
PROJECT "LIVE IN POLAND"
Tatsu Aoki and
his band, The Miyumi Project, celebrate the collaboration between African-
American and Asian-American jazz artists with a multi-generational group
fusing Avant Garde jazz with taiko drumming. "The Miyumi Project - Live in
Poland" continues the exploration of Asian identity and cultural integration
through the sounds of the drum, and marrying traditional and unconventional
musical instruments and forms. Recorded Live June 27, 2007 at Malta
Festival, Poznan, Poland.
S-SSD 0124 Joanie
Pallatto - "It's Not Easy"
UPC: 700797012421 (2008)
"It's Not Easy" contains 10 original songs by vocalist/composer/lyricist Joanie
Pallatto. The fine musicians on "It's Not Easy" are: John Devlin, Fareed Haque,
Eric Hochberg, Howard Levy, john E. Magnan, Bradley Parker-Sparrow, Alejo Poveda,
Michael Raynor, Eldee Young and Magic the Dog. Produced by Bradley-Parker
Sparrow. Design by Al Brandtner.
S-SSD 0123 BRADLEY
PARKER SPARROW -
Bradley Parker-Sparrow - "Shut Eye"
(the composer's variations)
featuring Joanie Pallatto & Bobby Lewis
with excerpts from "Shut Eye" - a John Covert Film
Pianist/composer Bradley Parker-Sparrow explores a new theme for a film by
director John Covert, "Shut Eye." The music is cinematic in scope, following the
sinister moods of characters within the film, featuring vocalist Joanie Pallatto,
the flugelhorn of Bobby Lewis, vocalist April Aloisio, john E. Magnan, bass and
Alejo Poveda, drums. Meshing the concert grand piano with keyboard work and
samples, Sparrow presents his dramatic, thematic statements. Much of Pallatto’s
work features wordless vocals, portraying the moods and characters imagined
onscreen, including a breathy duet with Lewis on the sexy track, “Wet.” The
director says of the film: "A Shut-Eye is what magicians call one of their own
who gets so good that he begins to believe in his own magic and forget that it's
just a trick."
S-SSD 0122 TATSU
AOKI - "re:ROOTED"
Tatsu Aoki's re:ROOTED project is
the culmination of a community based project exploring Asian identity and
cultural integration through the sounds of the drum, and marrying traditional
and unconventional musical instruments and forms.
"Drumming is an oral tradition, passed up through the ages in many cultures.
Tatsu carries on this tradition; a documentarian of life in the big village."
-Lauren Deutsch, Executive Director, Jazz Institute of Chicago
Tatsu Aoki, Mwata Bowden, Francis Wong, Jeff Chan, Jonathan Chen, Hide
Yoshihashi, Amy Homma, Ryan Toguri, Jason Matsumoto and Kazu Terashima.
S-SSD 0118 BRUCE
"Can't Sing. Don't Care. Songs from the hip."
Bruce Bendinger - Chicago's creative
ad genius, puts his unique musical observations onto a CD that features
surprising production and great performances from some of Chicago's top studio
Who is this guy? Studs Terkel called him "the vunderkind." Interviews with Bruce
are featured in three of his books. Bruce writes and publishes books used in
universities. He was the creative director for a President of the USA. He helped
Apple Computer develop a strategy system. He produced Popeyes jingles with Dr.
John, the Neville Brothers, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. Cool stuff.
On "Can't Sing. Don't Care" you'll hear "songs from the hip." They cover life,
love, and politics, "like a martini with an ironic twist." We like Bruce. We
love his music. Great lyrics. He makes us laugh.
S-SSD 0121 BOBBY
LEWIS - "Instant Groove"
“Instant Groove” is dedicated in
remembrance to the late, great electric bassist Thomas Kini. Thomas’ sound can
still be heard on “Instant Groove” on two selections, “Saudade II” and “Dreamsville.”
To quote Bobby Lewis in his CD liner notes on Thomas, “His passing in 2004 was
shocking to all whose lives he touched, and the INSTANT GROOVE that he possessed
(smile, spirit, musicianship, kindness and magnetism) will forever be
“Instant Groove” features, along with pianist Jim Ryan, tenor/alto sax man Pat
Mallinger, bassist Rob Amster, drummer Jeff Stitely, guitarist Curtis Robinson,
and percussionist Alejo Poveda, special guest artists - acoustic bass from Rob
Kassinger, tenor sax and bassoon from Burl Lane, tuba from Dan Perantoni and the
electric bass work of Thomas Kini. Recorded at Sparrow Sound Design Recording
Studio, Chicago 2005, “Instant Groove” is Southport Records release #121!!!
S-SSD 0119/S-SSD 0120 WILLIE
PICKENS - "JazzSpirit Volume 1 & Volume 2"
Southport pianist/composer and
arranger Willie Pickens will release a two volume set, "JazzSpirit," with new
arrangements for quartet and duo of religious music, Co-Produced by Hyde Park
Union Church with segments taped for two 9' Grand's at U of C's Mandel Hall,
featuring Willie with his pianist daughter, Bethany Pickens. Other musicians on
the CD's feature Pat Mallinger, Tito Carillo, Ari Brown, Robert Shy, Kobie
Watkins, Rob Amster, Larry Gray and Marlene Rosenberg. This collection grew out
of a sacred jazz concert series at Hyde Park Union Church, on Chicago's South
S-SSD 0117 BOBBY
SCHIFF - "Late Game"
The musical selections on "Late
Game" (Southport S-SSD 0117) combine original compositions, standard and bebop
repertoire and Brazilian music, featuring Bobby Schiff on piano, Stewart Miller
on bass, Chuck Christiansen on drums, special guests Paulinho Garcia on guitar
and Geraldo De Oliveira on percussion, with four selections featuring strings
arranged and conducted by Bobby Schiff.
Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Pianist, Producer
S-SSD 0116 TV
POW PRESENTS - "michael
hartman todd a. carter and brent gutzeit as TV Pow"
Todd Carter:: acoustic and
electronic instruments Brent Cutzeit :: acoustic and electronic instruments
Michael Hartman :: acoustic and electronic instruments
You don't need to listen much further than the convention-shattering Chicago
group TV Pow, which in some occasions amounts to a laptop trio, each of its
players manipulating the keypad the way a piano virtuoso might finesse a
Steinway. Though TV Pow players also often double on more traditional
instruments, their laptop jam sessions represent a new frontier in jazz improv.
Even so, TV Pow's Todd Carter insists that he and his colleagues -- Brent
Gutzeit and Michael Hartman n come a lot closer to jazz tradition than some
listeners may realize. "Playing the laptop is really like playing any musical
instrument -- if you practice enough, it comes faster," he says.
S-SSD 0115 GEORGE
Beyond large orchestral works, many
feel that the musical essence of any composer can be found in works for small
ensemble. The small ensemble seems to peer into the brain of composition and
creativity. "Together" is in essence 3 duets for Violin and Piano that span
several years in the life of Chicago new music composer and educator George
It also documents his long relationship with Chicago violinist Katherine Hughes.
George Flynn is blessed with the ability to not only write for the piano, but
also to play and execute his notated concepts. The composer is the pianist in
these intimate settings.
"Together" is another release in The Southport Composers Series. This series of
sound experiments and compositions documents new classical music from Chicago to
a world market. George Flynn plays the 9' Baldwin Concert Grand from Sparrow
S-SSD 0114 SUSAN
MAY "BLACK COFFEE"
14 year old Susan May continues her
musical journey with her second Southport Release, "Black Coffee." The mixture
of youth and voice gives her audience a renewed picture of her world and dreams,
as Susan makes songs from the past feel new, and the listener becomes part of
Once again Susan entrusts her musical arrangements with veteran Southport
pianist/arranger and composer Bobby Schiff with 11 tracks from The Great
American Songbook. When Susan sings the classic standard and title track "Black
Coffee" it is as if she is looking into the window of a New York SoHo coffee
shop and reading the life emotions of those clustered inside. On "Willow Weep
for Me" Susan brings a new resonance to the dreamy melody, and check out Bobby
Lewis on flugelhom. .. it is the Lewis and May expedition!
The voice, life and art of Susan May brings renewed hope to the world of music.
For there was a time when words and melody fell from the radio, before the
endless one dimensional pathos of new music's current existence. Susan May is
the voice that pulls from all sides.
S-SSD 0113 HAROLD FETHE "OUT OF
Harold Fethe, GUITAR• Johnny Frigo, VIOLIN• Joe Vito, PIANO & ACCORDION • Jim
Cox, ACOUSTIC BASS • Joanie Pallatto, VOCAL
"My producer Charles Steadham suggested that we call the CD 'Out Of Nowhere'
since I was starting a new career." - Harold Fethe
GUITARIST HAROLD FETHE makes his recording debut as a leader on Out Of Nowhere
but he is no mere beginner. After starting his music career as a youth, he took
25 years off to work as an executive in the biotech industry. Since his return
to music in the late I 990s, he has regained his playing abilities and built
upon them, with the sensitivity of one who has experienced much in life and
loves to play music more than ever.
S-SSD 0112 ROSCOE
MITCHELL/TATSU AOKI "FIRST LOOK"
When musical worlds collide the energy gained in the
universe can be a fine situation. The art and substance of internationally known
Roscoe Mitchell (founding member of The Art Ensemble of Chicago) with
bassist/producer Tatsu Aoki (Fred Anderson/The Miyumi Project/ Francis
Wong/Asian Improv Records) gives Southport Records the concept of "First Look"
and a very special duo recording.
An exotic army of reeds, flutes, percussion, and toys rides along side the
percussive bass of Aoki. In some situations both artists take us on percussion
excursions, leaving their melodic instruments by the side of the road, and then
scurrying back for them like proud energetic children.
The epic, cut 4, "The Journey," lifts with light percussion from a tropical
morning. Tatsu sends out a light aggressive groove and Roscoe traces the pulse
with his sweet alto work. The Journey is the essence of this Chicago Duo.
Southport Records has produced and recorded new music from Chicago to the world
for over 25 years. Media, we appreciate your time and energy!
S-SSD 0111 TIM O'DELL "ANCIENT
It is a lush world that is the
canvas for this series of original new music duos on reed man and composer Tim
O'Dell's 2nd Southport opus, "Ancient Pines." O'Dell is a modern artist that
blends his passion for music with performance, composition and education...
several ways to pass along his gift of tone and style.
The focus of this CD is to blend the art and bas work of Tatsu Aoki, one of the
most recorded and written about Chicago based jazz creators, into the open mode
of duo creation. The 12 tracks on this direct to digital recording are like 12
distinct chapters in a fine novel. The music moves with humor and passion.
One thinks of earlier experiments by Lee Konitz and Ornette Coleman, but beyond
the historic name dropping there is a new beauty, a new style. Feel the energy
of track 2, "The Drive." And in the CDs only "trio" excursion, bass trumpet ace
Ryan Shultz spots a guest appearance kicking things up a notch, approaching the
S-SSD 0110 CARLOS
JOHNSON "IN AND OUT"
From the heart and soul of Chicago comes the music
and passion of veteran blues vocalist/composer and guitarist, Carlos Johnson.
His songs are painted across his face with a presence that states without
boasting, "This is the real thing." In And Out was produced by Akira Sakurai,
Carlos Johnson and Hideaki Tanaka, for Mister Kelly's label, part of the
nightclub Mr. Kelly's located in Osaka, Japan, with US distribution by Southport
Records in Chicago!
S-SSD 0109 SPARROW
AND THE MACHINE BAND "THE LIGHT" a tone poem
Bradley Parker-Sparrow, pianist and
composer, recently released Southport Records CD 109, “The Light, a tone poem”
featuring vocalist and composer Joanie Pallatto. As partners of Sparrow Sound
Design Recording Studio and Southport Records, Joanie & Sparrow are celebrating
20 years on Southport Avenue this October!
S-SSD-0108 RON SURACE "TRIO CITY
Chicago’s piano man returns by request with a follow
up to his highly successful CD from 2001, "Trio City," with "Trio City 2, The
Return of The Trio." This is Mr. Surace’s 4th Southport CD, and the collection
of tracks brings the classic fire of jazz trio into the musical realm of the
S-SSD-0107 KEN KARLSON "CROSS THE
From the Chicago-style big band
swing of cut one, "Sunday In New York," to the clean contemporary rhythms of the
Karlson original "Cross The Line," this Karlson sampler will keep you wanting
more! Listen to Ken’s nod to the great pop classic, "How Can I Be Sure." You can
be sure when Ken Karlson is singing!
JOHNSTON "SPEAK BEAK"
Chicago’s Southport Records presents
the recording debut of jazz vocalist Beaky Johnston with "Speak Beak." 10
classic jazz tracks are offered here backed by an ensemble of young Chicago jazz
players. Beaky is a voice for today and tomorrow.
UPC: # 700797010328
MAY "THE ROSE"
The beauty of the human voice, the gift to
sing is like a rare flower. Susan May, at the age of twelve, becomes Southport
Records youngest vocalist. Her voice has been falling from the sky since the
tender age of 6. She loves jazz and blues and songs that her mom and dad played
around the house. A constant favorite is the music of film/pop composer Henry
Mancini (tracks 4, “Bye Bye-The Peter Gunn Theme” and track 6, “Soldier In The
Rain.” The title track 1, “The Rose,” represents the essence of her jazz
sensibility and treatment of a tune.
TATE "WE SPEAK DUKE"
UPC #700797010120 (9/2003)
LEWIS "ANOTHER TIME"
UPC #700797010021 (2003)
Master trumpet/flugelhorn/composer/arranger Bobby
Lewis delivers his 7th Southport CD release with “Another Time.” The recorded
legacy of a jazz and new music artist is like a musical novel of the times and
events that trace the society and art. With each new CD, starting with the
first, the 1993 “Inside This Song,” Bobby Lewis has opened his world of melody
and harmonic innovation to the world audience.
and engineer Dave Gordon is a veteran Southport Records artist with the release
of “Faux Real,” his fourth opus as a leader.
S-SSD-0098 SPARROW & JOANIE
PALLATTO “CANNED BEER”
THE JOHN PARIS/STEVE THOMAS QUARTET “FOURWARD MOTION”
UPC # 700797009728
Guitarist/composer John Paris
and trumpet man/composer Steve Thomas offer new compositions on
Their Southport debut that
reflect a new generation of jazz composers that blend forms.
FAMOUDOU DON MOYE/TATSU AOKI “A SYMPHONY OF CITIES”
UPC # 700797009629
Experimental sound studies
from The Art Ensemble of Chicago percussion giant Don Moye and Chicago bass man
Tatsu Aoki, with Francis Wong and Joel Brandon.
GEORGE FLYNN “PIECES OF NIGHT”
The companion set to
“American Rest”; this is a live recording with Flynn on the piano, recorded in
Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago.
FLYNN “AMERICAN REST”
UPC # 700797009421
As part of the Southport
Composers Series, this release features Flynn’s ode to the Vietnam War via
chamber settings, with Larry Combs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on
PALLATTO “WE ARE NOT MACHINES”
UPC # 700797009322
Southport founders Sparrow
and Pallatto offer new musical experiments that cross forms.
This project is also the
score for a John Covert feature film called “Watch”.
TATSU AOKI/MWATA BOWDEN “ROOTED: ORIGINS OF NOW”
Composer/bassist Tatsu Aoki
leads the LARGE Miyumi ensemble with this commissioned composition. Rooted is
the first in a series of recordings co-produced by The Jazz Institute of
Chicago. Rooted was premiered at the 2001 Chicago Jazz Festival.
RON SURACE “TRIO CITY”
UPC # 700797009124
Ron Surace returns for his
third Southport CD in a crisp recording of jazz trio standards.
With Tatsu Aoki on bass and
Dave Pavkovic on drums.
ACRI “TIMELESS: THE MUSIC OF BOB ACRI”
UPC # 700797009025
Pianist/composer Bob Acri
debuts on Southport at the tender age of 83. Sons Bob and Jim join him in this
collection of original compositions.
BRANDON “HAVEN’T WE ALL…?”
UPC # 70797008929
The Southport debut by
Brandon, master whistler and flute player, with the late, great, legendary
drummer Billy Higgins and percussionist Famoudou Don Moye.
DAVE FLIPPO “FLIPPOMUSIC - GANESH”
Flippo and band offers “Flippomusic,” a musical journey that calls no country
ROB RYNDAK “STAY WITH IT”
UPC # 700797007021
Composer/Pianist Rob Ryndak captures the essence of
contemporary smooth jazz forms with the polish of latin, jazz, rock and pop,
with Steve Cole and Paul Wertico.
TIM O’DELL “BEFORE MY LIFE”
UPC # 700797008721
Master sax man leads a band with bold originals,
featuring Tatsu Aoki, Dave Pavkovic and Ryan Schulz.
0086 ILHAN MIMAROGLU “OUTSTANDING WARRANTS”
“ELECTRONIC COMPOSITIONS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED”
UPC # 700797008622
(THE SOUTHPORT COMPOSERS SERIES)
The infamous and mystical Turkish “electronic tape”
composer brings back classics from his analog vaults.
GEORGE FLYNN “DERUS SIMPLES”
UPC # 700797008523
(THE SOUTHPORT COMPOSERS SERIES)
Composer Flynn returns with a solo piano
interpretation by master pianist Geoffrey Douglas Madge. A bold new
recording from the Southport Composers Series.
JOANIE PALLATTO/KING FLEMING “THE KING AND I”
UPC # 700797008424
Vocalist/lyricist Pallatto teams with
pianist/composer Fleming on a classic new release with 10 originals +Von
Freeman, Bobby Lewis and Rich Fudoli!
MAX ZBIRAL-TELLER “TOO HEAVY TO CARRY”
UPC # 700797008325
Max makes his Southport debut at age 16 on the
hammered dulcimer with traditional classic celtic music.
JOHN E. MAGNAN “50/50 BAND”
UPC # 700797008226
Bassist/composer/vocalist Magnan creates a blend of
latin/jazz/urban and pop, w/Joanie Pallatto on vocals!
LINDA TATE “TIME, SEASONS AND THE MOON”
UPC # 700797008127
Vocalist Linda Tate returns with her second CD
release mixing jazz & latin- Johnny Frigo and Rich Fudoli
ALEXANDRA BILLINGS “BEING ALIVE”
UPC # 700797008028
(SOUTHPORT CABARET SERIES)
Chicago singer/actress Billings Southport Cabaret
Series debut- lusty songs from cabaret, pop and swing!
BOBBY LEWIS “IN THE FOREFRONT”
UPC # 700797007922
Classic session tapes from Chicago’s Universal
Studios, remastered in a 2 CD set, with Rufus Reid, Bonnie Herman.
TATSU AOKI / MWATA BOWDEN “THE MIYUMI PROJECT”
UPC # 700797007823
(SOUTHPORT / ASIAN IMPROV)
Aoki returns with Chicago AACM master Bowden in a
world percussion summit.
HAL RUSSELL / MIKE STARON - SPARROW/RICK SHANDLING “ALBERT’S LULLABY”
UPC # 700797007724
One of the last studio dates with the late Chicago
great Russell, a leader in the Chicago avant garde with Staron on bass.
DAN MC INTYRE “HOURGLASS”
UPC # 700797007625
Guitarist McIntyre marks his Southport debut with a
collection of standards and originals with Nick Schneider on bass.
MICHAEL MASON “ANGELS OF FIRE”
UPC # 700797007526
Mason offers his 4th Southport
CD of original compositions with many AACM members in the ensemble.
MARIE MICHUDA “IT’S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING”
UPC # 700797007427
(SOUTHPORT CABARET SERIES)
Vocalist Michuda explores the songs of musical
theatre with a dazzling repertoire, Russ Long on piano.
UPC # 700797550121
CD! (THE SOUTHPORT COMPOSERS SERIES)
Chicago Composer/pianist George Flynn launches new
series with a double/solo piano epic. Disc 1 is an Atlantic re-release!
MARTHA LORIN “COME WALK WITH ME”
UPC # 700797007328
New York vocalist/composer Lorin is joined by a
Chicago crew, with Von Freeman, Johnny Frigo and Fareed Haque.
FRANK PORTOLESE “LAST CALL”
UPC # 700797007229
Master guitarist/composer Portolese is on fire with
his 2nd Southport release,
Larry Luchowski on piano.
KATHERINE DAVIS “DREAM SHOES”
UPC # 700797007120
(KATY D RECORDS)
Blues/Swing and Jazz vocalist debuts on
Southport as a leader with this mix of classics and originals, with Erwin Helfer
FRANCESCO CROSARA / VON FREEMAN “COLORS”
UPC # 700797006925
Italian born pianist/composer Crosara teams up with
Southport veteran Von Freeman molding a bold new sound canvas.
DAMON SHORT & PAUL SCEA “BALANCE OF POWER”
UPC # 700797006826
(DEPTH PERCEPTION SERIES)
Percussionist/composer Short duos with reed man Scea-
a dynamic dream like landscape that defies form and time.
JOANIE PALLATTO “WORDS & MUSIC”
UPC # 700797006727
Vocalist Joanie returns with her 5th release,
including “Baltimore Oriole” and many Southport veterans in the band including
Eldee Young, Alejo Poveda, Lou Gregory and more!
S-SSD 0066 PHIL
KIDDER “SIMPLE PLEASURES”
UPC # 700797006628
Cool vocalist Phil Kidder’s intimate debut on
Southport in duo setting with the guitars of Dave Onderdonk & John Paris.
MARK FECHNER JAZZ EXPERIENCE “WING IT”
UPC # 700797006529
Sax man Fechner & his band explode with energy and
fire on their Southport debut, a direct-to-digital recording..
LIBBY YORK “BLUE GARDENIA”
UPC # 700797006420
Debut CD from vocalist Libby York, putting her new
stamp on standards- with Bobby Schiff, Frank Portolese & more!
BOBBY LEWIS “JUST HAVIN’ SOME FUN”
UPC # 700797006321
CD #5 from flugelhorn/trumpet master! With
Bonnie Herman on vocals, the “Bobby Band”, Chicago Symphony clarinets...
RIVES COLLINS / JULIE SHANNON “LET’S FILL UP THE HOUSE WITH STORIES AND SONGS”
UPC # 700797006222
(Louisa May Alleycat Label)
Our first children’s CD that weaves the stories and
songs of Collins and Shannon.
MISS MIDORI “MISS MIDORI AND THE JAZZ INQUISITION”
UPC # 700797006123
Jump/swing/jazz vocalist Miss Midori premieres with
music that reflects history and youth in today’s jazz.
DAMON SHORT-PAUL SCEA QUARTET“REMOVABLE MEDIA”
UPC # 700797006024
(DEPTH PERCEPTION SERIES)
Original free jazz from percussionist/composer Short
and Scea-reeds, Ryan Shultz-bass trumpet, Noel Kupersmith-bass.
0058 MALACHI FAVORS MAGHOSTUT & TATSU AOKI “ 2 X 4”
UPC # 700797005829
Art Ensemble bass veteran Malachi Favors creates
symphonic duets with fellow bassist Tatsu Aoki.
S-SSD 0057 GEORGE
FREEMAN “GEORGE BURNS!”
UPC # 700797005720
Legendary guitarist George Freeman burns through
bluesy originals & great standards, with Eldee Young!
WILLIE PICKENS “A JAZZ CHRISTMAS”
UPC # 700797005621
Christmas arrangements from pianist Pickens that BOP
and SWING- with Nicholas Payton, Larry Gray & Robert Shy.
APRIL ALOISIO “EASY TO LOVE”
UPC # 700797005522
Vocalist April Aloisio moves into new excursions of
Brazilian jazz & classic standards.
RON SURACE “NEARLY BLUE”
UPC # 700797005423
Pianist/Composer Ron Surace projects infectious
melodies, with Eric Schneider, Michael Arnopol & Rusty Jones!
EUGENIA ELLIOTT “WHERE OR WHEN”
UPC # 700797005324
Eugenia sings songs of long ago & far away with
pianist/musical director Bobby Schiff- 4 horns sound like a big band!
WAGNER CAMPOS & RODERICK FERGUSON “ROMANTIC SONGS FOR CLARINET AND PIANO”
UPC # 700797005225
The first release in the Southport Classical Series
showcases the amazing clarinet tone of Wagner Campos.
ELIJAH LEVI “FINALLY ELIJAH”
UPC # 700797005126
R&B, jazz and blues singer Elijah Levi’s long
awaited debut, once with the Ink Spots, Tatsu Aoki/bass.
ROB RYNDAK “BOUNDLESS”
UPC # 700797005027
The 2nd CD
for pianist-composer-arranger Rob Ryndak, creating original modern jazz- guest
PAULINHO GARCIA “SOLO / SOZINHO”
UPC # 700797004921
Brazilian guitarist, vocalist and composer Garcia
returns, pure Paulinho- solo guitar and vocal, 19 tracks!
WILLIE PICKENS “IT’S ABOUT TIME”
UPC # 700797004822
(RE-ISSUE OF LP!)
SOUTHPORT re-issue of the famed 1987 album with
piano great Pickens, 2 trios and 4 unreleased live bonus tracks! With the
late, great Wilbur Campbell on drums…
SCOTT HOLMAN “DON’T WAKE THE KIDS”
UPC # 700797004723
Pianist-composer Scott Holman’s original trio
recording- a “jazz tone poem”, Rusty Jones/drums, Pawel Jarzebski/bass
CHRISTIANA MOFFA “CAN’T HELP SINGIN’”
UPC # 700797500126
(SOUTHPORT CABARET SERIES)
Songs from the musical theater songbooks-Christiana
JOANIE PALLATTO & MARSHALL VENTE “TWO”
UPC # 700797004624
Joanie interprets songs from the world song book of
great pop and classic standards with Vente on the 9’ Baldwin Grand.
BOBBY LEWIS “FLUGEL GOURMET”
UPC # 700797004525
Bobby’s 4th CD
explores the blend of jazz/latin and classical with an 18 member ensemble.
FAMOUDOU DON MOYE - ENOCH WILLIAMSON “AFRIKAN SONG”
UPC # 700797300924
Great Black Music! Sun Percussion
Summit w/ Mamane Samake & Naby Camara
JOSEPH JARMAN & FAMOUDOU DON MOYE “CALYPSO’S SMILE”
UPC # 700797300825
Katalyst Re-Issue Series from 1992 sessions—a LUSH
FAMOUDOU DON MOYE “JAM FOR YOUR LIFE”
UPC # 700797300726
Great AECO re-issue w/Ari Brown, Billy Brimfield,
and the late great Luba Raashiek & the late Kenny Prince on piano.
TOMAS DE UTRERA “CON GUASA (WITH ATTITUDE)”
UPC # 700797004426
The music of guitarist-composer Tomas combines Spain
and America with flamenco, jazz, historic and the NEW!
FRED ANDERSON/TATSU AOKI/AFIFI PHILLARD “F R E D-CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC”
UPC # 700797004327
Improvisations that stand as compositions from these
MICHAEL MASON - “EXPLORATION”
UPC # 700797004228
Hard-hitting straight-ahead jazz of original
compositions with Chicago’s finest “young lions.
KING FLEMING “KING! THE KING FLEMING SONGBOOK”
UPC # 700797004129
Veteran pianist/composer/arranger Fleming and
trio-16 original tunes, including a new Christmas song!!!
APRIL ALOISIO “FOOTPRINTS”
UPC # 700797004020
April’s 2nd SOUTHPORT
CD, w/ Von Freeman, Howard Levy, Johnny Frigo, Paulinho Garcia & more!!!
S-SSD 0039 AOKI
/ WONG / PAVKOVIC “URBAN RECEPTION”
UPC # 700797003924
Bassist Tatsu Aoki, reed man Francis Wong & drummer
Dave Pavkovic form new trio sound images without restrictions.
LINDA TATE “WE BELONG TOGETHER”
UPC # 700797003825
This debut CD covers a variety of jazz styles with a
cohesion that is the earthy soul of vocalist Linda Tate.
RON SURACE “THE NEW COOL”
UPC # 700797003726
Pianist-composer Ron Surace re-defines cool with his
CD of all original “new standards”.
ROB RYNDAK “MOVING FORWARD”
UPC # 700797003627
Pianist-composer Rob Ryndak combines styles from
rockin’ grooves, smooth latin to quiet jazz.
“FIRE” WITH VON FREEMAN
UPC # 700797003528
Tenor legend Von Freeman + Tatsu Aoki-Sparrow-Mike
Raynor & Joanie Pallatto-bold new group creations!
TATSU AOKI & SPARROW “IF IT WASN’T FOR PAUL”
UPC # 700797003429
Bassist Aoki & pianist Sparrow explore music with
improvised duets (+”out” vocals from Joanie Pallatto).
MICHAEL MASON “VISIONARY”
UPC # 700797003320
Flutist Michael Mason’s tribute to John
Coltrane w/ Ryan Shultz and the late, great Kevin Gainer.
JOANIE PALLATTO “PASSING TONES”
UPC # 700797003221
Swinging jazz vocals with Von Freeman, Willie
Pickens, Robert Shy, John Whitfield, Sparrow & more!!!
MARSHALL VENTE “TROPICALE”
UPC # 700797003122
Pianist-composer-arranger Marshall Vente’s
Brazilian/Latin epic- sax great Leo Gandelman & 5 vocalists.
BOBBY LEWIS “HERE I GO AGAIN”
UPC # 700797003023
The ‘trilogy’ - CD #3, showcases the lyrical flugel
horn of Lewis with jazz vocals!
S-SSD 0029 DAVE
UPC # 700797002927
Pianist-composer Gordon’s critically-acclaimed
direct to digital ensemble creation of original music.
S-SSD 0028 DAMON
SHORT “ALL OF THE ABOVE”
UPC # 700797002828
Drummer/composer/arranger Damon Short’s
creations-w/Paul Smoker and Paul Scea...
GEORGE FREEMAN “REBELLION”
UPC # 700797002729
George’s unique jazz guitar style and debut release
for SOUTHPORT, with Von Freeman on piano!
PAULINHO GARCIA “JAZZMINEIRO”
UPC # 700797002620
Composer-vocalist-guitarist Garcia offers new images
of Brazil with classics & originals.
FRANK PORTOLESE “TRANSPARENT”
UPC # 700797002521
Portolese explores the essence of the jazz guitar
trio with Rusty Jones & Brian Sandstrom.
FLIPPOMUSIC GLOBAL JAZZ “TENDRILS OF LIGHT”
UPC # 700797002422
Pianist/Composer David Flippo’s eclectic mix of
world music and jazz.
APRIL ALOISIO “BRAZILIAN HEART”
UPC # 700797002323
April sings the sounds of Brazil- with Howard Levy,
Eldee Young, Paulinho Garcia...
BOBBY LEWIS “PASSION FLOWER”
UPC # 700797002224
Veteran flugelhorn/trumpet man’s 2nd release
featuring strings...and reed man Don Shelton!
JOANIE PALLATTO “WHO WROTE THIS SONG?”
UPC # 700797002125
With jazz legend Bob Dorough, Joanie sings- with
Fareed Haque, Howard Levy & Sparrow, too!
DAVE ONDERDONK & MARK WALKER “LOOSE CONTACT”
UPC # 700797001920
Guitar/percussion duo play an entrancing mix of
MICHAEL MASON “DELUGE”
UPC # 700797001821
Critically acclaimed flutist/arranger with an
all-star cast of Chicago players.
CORKY MC CLERKIN “THE POWER OF ONE”
UPC # 700797001722
Pianist/Composer with 10 new songs in his
BOBBY LEWIS “INSIDE THIS SONG”
UPC # 700797001623
Lewis’ debut marks the polished sound of a Bobby
0014 SPARROW SHORTWAVE “THE DESERT RAT SUITE”
UPC # 700797001425
Pianist/Composer Sparrow’s futuristic epic, with Von
Freeman, Billy Brimfield, Redd Holt & more...
0013 SPARROW “SOLO”
UPC # 700797001326
The romantic side of pianist/composer Bradley Parker
Sparrow. If there is music for a new age this is it!
DON BENNETT “SLEEPING GIANT”
UPC # 700797001227
Pianist/composer’s hard swinging debut, with the
late, great Art Porter, and Paul Wertico and Art Hoyle.
S-SSD 0011 SPARROW
SHORTWAVE “INSIDE OUT”
UPC # N/A
Pianist/composer Sparrow’s special order GOLD CD
with Eldee Young/Redd Holt and Joanie Pallatto.
VON FREEMAN “WALKIN’ TUFF!”
UPC # 700797001029
Von’s 1st appearance
on CD- the tenor sax master in his prime!
“REAL MUSIC MADE IN CHICAGO”
DAS BRUCE “I THINK I’M IN LOVE (Ooh Child!)”
UPC # 700797100821
(CD or LP!)
Poet/Composer Bruce Tate blends urban poetry with
R&B, Acid Jazz + dance re-mixes...
UPC # 700797100722
Composer-guitarist -vocalist Greg Curvey blends
vintage analog, taking ROCK to the next century.
NPT-1006 PASTED ON
UPC # 700797100623
Original art and experimental rock- Dan Strack, Amy
Anderson, Jim Herout & Mark Hull.
UPC # 700797200224
Southside rockers serve up original songs you can
“sing along to,” All 4 band members vocals featured!
JAMES YELLOWBANK “IT’S NOT THE SINGER, IT’S THE SONG”
UPC # 700797100524
Native American Indian Poet-Composer-Singer debuts
with original folk-rock offerings.
KATHERINE HUGHES & COLINS TRIER “RAIN”
UPC # 700797100326
Hughes-Violin & Vocals/Trier-Hammered Dulcimer.
Modern originals lyrically blend folk & rock forms.
UPC # 700797000220
Chicago composer-vocalist-guitarist Mark McHaley’s
radio-ready debut release.
UPC # 700797000121
Veteran rockers with Patrick Halliwell on guitar and
vocals make history as Northport’s first release!
ANDREW LIDGUS “HEART & SOUL”
UPC # 700797200125
Pianist-Arranger-Vocalist Lidgus presents a
collection of American Popular Songs.