First Season - Newvelle-Records

First Season - Newvelle-Records



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Our first series of records with artwork by Bernard Plossu and text by Tracy K. Smith. Presented in a beautiful box set designed by Antoine Leroux.

  • Frank Kimbrough Quintet 
  • Jack Dejohnette Solo Piano 
  • Noah Preminger Quartet, featuring Ben Monder, John Patitucci and Billy Hart 
  • Don Friedman Trio, featuring the music of Booker Little with Phil Palombi on bass and Shinnosuke Takahashi on drums 
  • Ben Allison Trio, featuring Ted Nash on saxophone and clarinet and Steve Cardenas on guitar 
  • Leo Genovese Trio, featuring Esperanza Spalding on bass and vocals and Jack DeJohnette on drums

"This music is too urgent to be missed" --The Audio Beat


 

It has been such an honor that the musicians and artists we are working with believe in us and this new concept and have come together to create Newvelle Records' first series of recordings. We press 180 gram vinyl with Bernard Plossu's artwork on beautiful 400 gram matte gatefolds at the world-renowned MPO plant outside of Paris. Sleeves are printed with poetry from Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith, with design from eminent Parisian designer Antoine Leroux.

 

Ben Monder | © William Semeraro
Ben Monder | © William Semeraro

 

Newvelle Artwork

A legendary French photographer, Bernard Plossu has published 17 books of photography and has had expositions all over the world, including retrospectives at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, The Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno and The Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg. Among many other awards, Bernard is a recipient of the Grand Prix National de la Photographie, France.

Bernard is our first featured artist at Newvelle. Thanks to some curating help from our friend Andrew Burke, Bernard Plossu's work will comprise the covers AND full size color gatefold interiors for our initial six records. Picture this in full 12" by 12" 400 gram matte...

 

Noah Preminger and John Patitucci | © William SemeraroNoah Preminger and John Patitucci | © William Semeraro

Newvelle Literature

We are very, very proud that the extraordinary American poet Tracy K. Smith has supported us by printing her works on the interior of sleeves of our first series of records. Finding these poems and the way we believe they harmonize with Bernard's and the musicians' work was a lightning strike.

Tracy is the author of the memoir Ordinary Light and three books of poetry: Life on Mars, which received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize; Duende, recipient of the 2006 James Laughlin Award, and The Body's Question, which won the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith is also the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Award and a Whiting Award.

 

Here's a little preview of Jack DeJohnette's first ever solo piano recording.

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