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Ellis Marsalis Recording Released as Jazz LP on iTunes

Nu Jazz Entertainment issues pianist's An Open Letter to Thelonious, the first jazz LP on iTunes

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Ellis Marsalis: An Open Letter to Thelonious album cover

Where can you get an “LP” of the latest release from Ellis Marsalis? Try iTunes. It sounds like a contradiction in terms, but true to its moniker, Nu Jazz Entertainment is embracing the new with its release this month of Ellis Marsalis’ An Open Letter to Thelonious as “the first jazz “LP” on iTunes.”

iTunes launched its LP format in 2009 in an attempt to revive some of the visual experiences that came with buying records-the cover art, liner notes and inserts. Downloads with this label include digital versions of these items as well as video content. Marsalis’ Open Letter to Thelonious will be the first traditional jazz album to get the treatment.

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