Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives

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WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Recital Hall
UDC Van Ness Campus-Performing Arts-Bldg. 46 West
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW

FREE & Open to the Public

JAZZFORUM: Zev Feldman -- Resonance Records

Washington, D.C. - Zev Feldman, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Resonance Records will discuss the new release Larry Young - In Paris: the ORTF Recordings. Author and jazz discographer Michael Fitzgerald will interview Feldman about this upcoming release and other exciting Resonance projects.

Resonance Records, in partnership with the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) of France, has announced the release of Larry Young In Paris/The ORTF Recordings. These groundbreaking performances by the ingenious organist and pianist were studio and live recordings from 1964 and 1965 made for French radio and never before issued on record. They will be released on March 11, 2016 in deluxe two-CD and limited-edition two-LP sets.

This project came about in 2012 when Feldman traveled to France to explore the ORTF (Office of French Radio and Television) archives (the media vaults overseen by the INA) in the hope of finding undiscovered treasures. Feldman asked INA executives about specific artists and was stunned to learn that the vaults contained recordings documenting some of the greatest American jazz musicians who lived in or visited Paris in the 1960s, including Larry Young. Resonance Records presents in this album, tapes that had been sitting idly in the vaults for nearly 50 years, scrupulously maintained by INA.

The JAZZforum series is a research and outreach initiative that features lively presentations on diverse aspects of jazz from writers, musicians, filmmakers, educators, and a wide range of scholars.

The Recital Hall (Performing Arts- Bldg. 46 West) is conveniently located on Metro's Red Line at the Van Ness-UDC stop. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information: 202.274.5803 or JazzAlive@udc.edu.

SPRING 2016 JAZZAlive Calendar

This Spring's 2016 JAZZAlive calendar is full of concerts and educational forums. Please visit the JAZZAlive events calendar online here for full descriptions of events: JAZZAliveUDC.org . ALL events are FREE, OPEN to the public (unless otherwise noted) and METRO accessible.