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Winter & Winter Conclude Four-Year Reissue Project

It’s the end of an era, in a way. The last nine re-releases of Jazz Music Today’s (JMT) original 81-volume catalogue, which contains recordings by name-brand musicians such as Cassandra Wilson and Paul Motian, are almost complete, as Winter & Winter drops the final three albums on Oct. 13.

Three of the nine were already released on Aug. 8: Marc Johnson’s Right Brain Patrol’s Magic Labyrinth and Tim Berne’s Bloodcount’s Lowlife and Poisoned Minds. Sept. 13 will see Tethered Moon’s (Masabumi Kikuchi, Gary Peacock and Paul Motian) Play Kurt Weill, Uri Caine’s Toys and Django Bates’ Winter Truce and, finally, Gary Thomas’ Overkill, Paul Motian Trio’s Live at the Village Vanguard and Tim Berne’s Bloodcount’s Memory Select conclude the reissues on Oct. 13.

In its decade-long existence, from 1985-1995, JMT released 81 albums, many of which became essential jazz recordings; label curator Stefan Winter, for example, discovered Cassandra Wilson, Steve Coleman and Uri Caine exclusively for JMT productions. After JMT’s demise, Winter decided to found his own label, Winter & Winter, and in 2001, began systematically re-releasing JMT’s back catalogue in chronological order. Since then, Winter & Winter has reissued nine albums biannually, beginning with Motherland Pulse, a collaboration between saxophonist Steve Coleman (pictured) and M-Base.

More information is available at Winter & Winter’s website.

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