City Slang: Mack Avenue to release Cécile McLorin Salvant’s WomanChild on vinyl

September 24, 2013
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Cécile McLorin Salvant

Mack Avenue Records has announced that it will continue its vinyl release program with Cécile McLorin Salvant’s WomanChild on October 29.

They say, “The program has released seven 180-gram vinyl LPs since it began in 2009, beginning with Christian McBride’s Kind of Brown and then returning in 2012 with McBride’s The Good Feeling as well as The New Gary Burton Quartet’s Common Ground. 2013 has also seen the vinyl releases of Kenny Garrett’s Seeds From the Underground, Stanley Jordan’s Friends, Kevin Eubanks’ Zen Food, and Yellowjackets’ Timeline.”

“Our commitment to this medium is underscored by our willingness to represent each artist’s work with double LPs,” says Al Pryor, Executive Vice President of A&R for Mack Avenue Records, “providing music lovers with all of the artists’ performances that are
available on their CDs with enough real estate to insure the widest dynamic range possible for each pressing.”

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“McLorin Salvant is scheduled next in this lineage of great vinyl releases. Her debut album, WomanChild, has received critical acclaim since it’s release earlier this year. The New York Times says, “If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three – Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald – it is this 23-year-old virtuoso…” The young chanteuse has turned heads at jazz clubs all over the world since starting her professional career just three years ago.”


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