12/20/07

New Podcast Series Focuses on Producer Orrin Keepnews

Bret Primack, better known as YouTube’s Jazz Video Guy, has chosen to focus his new video podcast series on jazz producer Orrin Keepnews and his releases on Concord Music Group. Primack will look at Keepnews’ contributions to the jazz world, and the series’ second chapter, “Orrin Keepnews Meets the Saxophone Colossus,” is now available on YouTube, iTunes and Concord Music Group.

Primack, who has posted nearly 200 jazz-related videos online, has previously worked on podcast series for Sonny Rollins and Telarc Records. The series on Keepnews (pictured) will display the producer’s extensive career with artists such as Rollins, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery and Cannonball Adderley, and his history with labels such as Riverside and Milestone.

The Keepnews series will include 20 installments that will be released through August on YouTube. The first two installments are currently available on YouTube: “Orrin Keepnews Meets the Saxophone Colossus”and “Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington.” Check back on YouTube often for new installments in the series.

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