06-10-2021

MUSIC ON VINYL CELEBRATES 45 YEARS OF ICONIC JAZZ ON TIMELESS RECORDS

This year we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Wim Wigt's Timeless Records with a new series of iconic jazz albums re-issued on limited edition vinyl.

It was 1975 when Wim Wigt founded Timeless Records with the help of his wife Ria. Wim was a renowned agent and jazz musician. Wim's career in music was initiated as a hobby that got out of hand. Wim and Ria organized concerts and small tours throughout the Netherlands, but at the request of many American jazz musicians, their business went international and grew exponentially. They worked with Machito, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, set up numerous tours for Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Toots Thielemans, Pharoah Sanders, and organized concerts with Dionne Warwick, Chuck Berry, The Hollies, Alan Parsons, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, George Benson and Nina Simone. To top things off, Wim and Ria acted as management during Chet Baker's latter years, which are also seen as Baker's most prolific years.

During those same years, Wim and Ria founded Timeless Records. Their first release was Cedar Walton's Eastern Rebellion, which is considered by many as one of the best bebopjazz recordings from the seventies. As of 2020 - 45 years later - the label had issued some 900 releases and founded three sub-labels, including Limetree Records. Notable releases include Dizzy Gillespie Meets Phil Woods Quintet, McCoy Tyner's Bon Voyage, Lou Donaldson's Forgotten Man, and albums by the George Adams-Don Pullen Quartet, Chet Baker, Bill Evans and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Timeless Records, Music On Vinyl is releasing a special jazz series to honor the legacy that the label has built over the past decades.

Our philosophy is always to bring quality music of great talents that will live on in the future, hence our labels name Timeless Records. We are happy to celebrate our 45 anniversary in this way and hope this collaboration with MOV and MOCD will reach new listeners.” - Wim and Ria Wigt

To kick off this series, Pharoah Sanders' Africa is released on the 12th of November 2021. Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz, which has earned him royal status amongst free jazz players, critics and collectors. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, his sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. His 1987 album Africa is soulful but also searching for a strong groove at the same time. The album is recorded with John Hicks, Curtis Lundy and Idris Muhammad and was an explicit tribute to his late mentor John Coltrane, another giant of jazz.

Africa by Pharoah Sanders is available for pre-order now as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl. The album includes an insert with upcoming Timeless Records titles. The sleeve contains liner notes by Kevin Whitehead.

Wim and Ria Wigt are open to doing interviews. In case of interest, available press promo or other questions/requests, please contact: pr@musiconvinyl.com.

For more information about Timeless Records, please visit their Facebook or Instagram.

 

More upcoming releases in the Timeless Records 45th Anniversary Jazz Series:

Eddie Marshall - Dance Of The Sun [MOVLP2948]
Pharoah Sanders - Moon Child [MOVLP2949]
Cedar Walton, George Coleman, Sam Jones, Billy Higgins - Eastern Rebellion [MOVLP2950]
Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers - Chippin' In [MOVLP2951]
Billy Higgins - The Soldier [MOVLP2952]
Billy Evans Trio - The Brilliant [MOVLP2953]
Archie Shepp - Black Ballads [MOVLP2954]

PHAROAH SANDERS =FT. JOHN HICKS, CURTIS LUNDY & IDRIS MUHAMMAD= - AFRICA

Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz, which has earned him royal status amongst free jazz players, critics and collectors. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, his sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. His 1987 album Africa is soulful but also searching for a strong groove at the same time. The album is recorded with John Hicks, Curtis Lundy and Idris Muhammad and was an explicit tribute to his late mentor John Coltrane, another giant of jazz.

 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Part of the Timeless Records' 45th Anniversary Jazz Series
  • Classic jazz album featuring John Hicks, Curtis Lundy & Idris Muhammad
  • Includes the original album plus the bonus tracks “Heart To Heart” and “Duo”
  • Sleeve notes by Kevin Whitehead
  • Sleeve printed on heavy cardboard with linnen laminate finish
  • Includes insert with upcoming jazz titles
  • 45th Anniversary Jazz Series sticker affixed on plastic sleeve
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on crystal clear vinyl

06-10-2021