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Sony Classical to Relaunch OKeh Records as Jazz Label

First releases will include Bill Frisell, John Medeski, and David Sanborn & Bob James

Bob James
Bill Frisell
David Sanborn

Sony Classical has announced the re-launch of the dormant OKeh label, which will serve as a home for new jazz releases by both new and established artists. Under the banner “Global Expressions in Jazz,” OKeh will focus, according to a press release, on “artists that have a wide range of global backgrounds.” Initial releases during the first half of 2013 will include new music from by Bill Frisell, David Sanborn & Bob James, and John Medeski. An additional five to seven projects will follow later in the year.

In the United States, OKeh will be part of Sony Masterworks, Sony Classical’s U.S. branch.

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