updated 08:00 am EDT, Fri October 17, 2003
(iTMS): "Home to a who's who of jazz such as Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, John Coltrane, Jimmy Scott and many others, as well as current luminaries such as Hubert Laws, James Moody, Lou Rawls and Andy Bey, SLG now offers over 3000 classic and contemporary tracks from the extensive catalog. SLG's new repertoire includes adult contemporary stars such as Joan Armatrading as well as cutting edge projects.
Other artists and project include the upcoming "Bird Up: The Charlie Parker Remix Project," featuring remixes of Parker classics by renowned artists and producers such as Dan the Automator, The RZA (Wu Tang Clan), Serj Tankian (System of a Down), El-P, The X-ecutioners and many more. SLG will also be offering tracks available only through the iTunes Music Store, such as an exclusive cut from the upcoming "Bird Up: The Charlie Parker Remix Project" (release date, Oct. 21). As part of the "Bird Up" promotion, listeners will be able to purchase the bonus track "Constellation (Heavenly Bodies)" produced by underground hip hop artist/producer El-P, an alternate mix available only through iTunes Music Store. Additional catalog tracks and bonus exclusives will be offered in the months to come.
The Savoy Label Group is the North American unit of Columbia Music Entertainment (formerly Nippon Columbia), the oldest music company in Japan. Newly reorganized and now headed by CEO Strauss Zelnick, Columbia Music Entertainment has re-emerged as a significant creative force with a stable of newly signed platinum-selling artists.