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Concord Turns 30

Ah, don’t we all look back fondly on our 20s? That’s when life was simple: mom and dad paid for everything, late nights were the norm and music meant rap ‘n’ rock ‘n’ roll. Now that we’re in our 30s, and beyond, what are aging hipsters to do? Turn to Concord, my friends, turn to Concord, a jazz label that turns 30 in 2003. Your aging bones and slipping mind will find succor in the splendiferous sounds of the ‘cord, one of the most successful independent jazz labels in the history of the music.

If you can gather up the energy to participate, old-timer, Concord has a bevy of celebrations planned for 2003. Here’s a long list of events and releases that Concord has planned-but remember, it’s a lengthy list, so feel free to take a nap, o’ aged one, before you try to read the whole thing!

-30 Concord classics will be transferred to the SACD format, with the premiere release being a two-CD set from Chick Corea, a live recording featuring John Patitucci, Avishai Cohen, Dave Weckl and others.

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