Craft Recordings has announced the launch of a new podcast and video series called Prestige 70 as part of the 70th-anniversary celebration of the legendary jazz label Prestige Records.
Hosted by Scott Goldman, the series features interviews with musicians, composers, and producers, including Chick Corea, Poncho Sanchez, Miles Mosley, Nate Mercereau, and Azar Lawrence.
The podcast’s first two episodes (featuring Sanchez and Mosley, respectively) are now available, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday, at craftrecordings.com/prestige70 and across all major platforms including Apple, Spotify, and Stitcher.
Prestige was founded in 1949 by Bob Weinstock and in the ’50s and ’60s recorded such jazz titans as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, and Sonny Rollins. Dormant as a new brand for decades, it was revived in 2017 by its current owner, Concord Music Group, for singer Jazzmeia Horn‘s debut album, A Social Call.
Although the label’s historic catalog—which also includes recordings by Dexter Gordon, Eric Dolphy, Art Farmer, Etta Jones, Kenny Burrell, Curtis Fuller, Shirley Scott, and the Modern Jazz Quartet—is the central reason for Prestige 70‘s existence, the new series focuses on contemporary artists who, in the producers’ view, embody the spirit that distinguished that catalog.
This year, Craft (also owned by Concord Music Group) has already paid tribute to the anniversary of Prestige with playlists, listening events, vinyl reissues, and box sets such as Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings, released earlier this year, and the forthcoming vinyl edition of The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions by the Miles Davis Quintet, which will be available Dec. 6.