08/25/12

GRP Records 30th Anniversary Collection Due

10 classic albums also to be reissued in hi-res audio

Universal Music will release GRP 30: The Digital Master Company 30th Anniversary, a 30-track retrospective culled from GRP Records’ catalog on the 30th anniversary of the label. The two-CD set will be available Sept. 25. The set includes music from Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Patti Austin, George Benson, Arturo Sandoval, Ramsey Lewis, Michael Brecker, Gary Burton, B.B. King, Diane Schuur, Kevin Eubanks, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Carlton, Yellowjackets, Spyro Gyra and the GRP All-Star Big Band.

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Dave Grusin
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Additionally, on the same date, Universal will release, remastered in high-resolution audio, 10 classic GRP albums from Chick Corea and the Elektric Band, Grusin, Ritenour, Schuur, Brecker, Dave Valentin, Yellowjackets, Austin and the GRP All-Star Big Band.

Founded in 1982 by musicians Grusin and Larry Rosen, GRP, known as the Digital Master Company, claims to have been the first record company to adopt digital recording technology for all its releases and to launch every release on CD worldwide.

GRP 30 Track Listing

Disc 1

1. Dave Grusin And The NY-LA Dream – Serengeti Walk (Slippin’ In The Back Door)
2. Dave Valentin – Footprints (Live)
3. Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra – I Just Found Out About Love
4. The Brecker Brothers – King Of The Lobby
5. Larry Carlton – Kid Gloves
6. New York Voices – Cotton Tail
7. David Benoit – Kei’s Song
8. Kevin Eubanks – Opening Night
9. Ramsey Lewis – People Make The World Go ’Round
10. Gary Burton – Reunion
11. Don Grusin – Makossa Beat
12. Dave Weckl – Tower Of Inspiration
13. The Rippingtons – She Likes To Watch
14. Arturo Sandoval – A Mis Abuelos
15. George Benson – Cruise Control

Disc 2

1. The GRP All-Star Big Band LIVE – Blue Train
2. Dizzy Gillespie – Every Mornin’
3. Gerry Mulligan – Move
4. B.B. King – The Thrill Is Gone
5. Michael Brecker – Escher Sketch (A Tale Of Two Rhythms)
6. Spyro Gyra – Waltz For Isabel
7. The Yellowjackets – Sandstone
8. Eddie Daniels – Blackwood
9. Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin – Early A.M. Attitude
10. Acoustic Alchemy – Jamaica Heartbeat
11. John Patitucci – On The Corner
12. Kenny Kirkland – Steepian Faith
13. Tom Scott – Free Hand
14. Patti Austin – First Time Love
15. Dave Grusin – How Long Has This Been Going On?

High-Resolution Audio Remasters

Dave Grusin—Mt. Dance (released in 1983)
Dave Grusin/Lee Ritenour—Harlequin (released in 1986)
Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra—same title (released in 1987)
Chick Corea—Elektric Band (released in 1987)
Arturo Sandoval—Danzon (released in 1994)
Dave Valentin—Live at the Blue Note (released in 1990)
Michael Brecker—Now You See it, Now You Don’t (released in 1990)
Yellowjackets—Greenhouse (released in 1991)
Patti Austin—That Secret Place (released in 1994)
GRP All-Star Big Band—Live (released in 1993)

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