Stellar Lineup of Hip Hop & Dance Artists Rework The Classic Savoy Catalog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    The Savoy Label Group, home to legendary jazz label Savoy Jazz and the brand new groove imprint Savoy Jazz Worldwide, will propel the classic jazz catalog into the ears and minds of a new generation when RE-BOP: SAVOY JAZZ REMIXED hits the streets in May.   Maverick artists, DJs and producers from the worlds of hip hop and dance have taken the masterworks of Charlie Parker, Herbie Mann, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley and others and have reinterpreted them, reverently transforming them with their unique musical vision.   Among the artists participating are A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad, "Boots" Riley of The Coup, DJ Spooky, Saint Etienne, King Britt and Quantic.   Produced by Josh Sherman and Stu Fine, RE-BOP updates the urbane jazz vibes of the past to fit the sounds of a modern cityscape from the streets to the after hours clubs. RE-BOP: SAVOY JAZZ REMIXED is in stores May 9.

Track listing:

•  Modern Jazz Quartet "Movin' Nicely" (Eclipse remix)

•  Duke Jordan "Night in Tunisia" (DJ Jazzy Jeff remix)

•  Charlie Parker featuring Miles Davis "Moose the Mooch" (Quantic remix)

•  Curtis Fuller "Minor Vamp" (Basement Boys remix)

•  Cal Tijader "Minority" (Large Professor Tjaz remix featuring Rob Swift)

•  Herbie Mann "Yardbird Suite (Over, Under, Sideways Down Treatment by Saint Etienne)

•  Dizzy Gillespie "Caravan" (DJ Smash Smashish remix)

•  Dizzy Gillespie feat Sarah Vaughan "Lover Man" (King Britt Speakeasy mix)

•  Red Norvo "Night and Day" (DJ Logic remix)

•  Charlie Parker "Ko Ko" (DJ Spooky's Ali Baba &50 Thieves Mix)

•  Cannonball Adderley "Bohemia After Dark" (Diamond D remix)

•  Curtis Fuller "Five Spot After Dark" (Ali Shaheed Muhammad remix)

•  Dizzy Gillespie "Shaw Nuff" (Boots Riley remix)

Worldwide is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American unit of Columbia Music Entertainment (formerly Nippon Columbia), the oldest music company in Japan.   Newly reorganized and now headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, Columbi Music Entertainment has re-emerged as a significant creative force with a stable of newly-signed platinum-selling artists.

Contact: Kurt Nishimura
(310)558-3000 x203