A small, Independent Record Label specializing in; Limited Editions of Rare Recordings - Collectors Items, by some of the finest in Jazz.
In 1989 “Early Bird” Records was formed, thereby offering an alternative; creating a window of opportunity, for less ‘mainstream’ Artists to record, to be heard, and for their Legacy to be passed down.
At that time there was; a “Blue Note” ‘sound’, immediately identifiable as a ‘Blue Note’ Record; “Columbia” Records too, who produced records with incredible clarity of sound, epitomized on a wonderful recording: “Dave Brubeck does Disney” , later too Miles Davis set a ‘tone’ with “Sketches of Spain”. There was also Atlantic Records……
When “Early Bird” was formed, it too, set out to establish its’ own particular, unique ‘sound’.…. A ‘sound’ that spans the decades honoring the Masters of ‘Be-bop’ and their traditions, bringing forward through the present and well into the future a totally unique sound that is immediately identifiable; “Early Bird Records” for the very finest in Jazz listening.
AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos [-] All Music 4 Stars
For their third CD, this truly all-star collaboration replaces original trombonist Curtis Fuller and welcomes Steve Turre in his place. The high quality of their collective musicianship is unquestionable, and the compositions are familiar to fans of these modern masters. The date takes on more characteristics of a blowing session than previous encounters have. Pianist Cedar Walton's compositions bookend the seven selections. Cedar's Blues leads off with liberty and solos for all, shortening up a bah-doo-da-da melody so the improvs can get going