March 2019

We have been busy with producing new albums and releasing a new book from Laura Evaneski. Check out her site. This is the first of many novels to be written by this very talented author.

Up next will be the album called “The Quartets”. A compilation of some of ITI’s best quartet recordings. Available on April 26.

This will be followed by Art Johnson’s “East of Eden” album in May.

Stay tuned.

Keep it Jazzy!

July 2018

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With the summer in full swing we are happy to announce “rainbow strings” release on July 6.

This is another compilation, this time for guitars, from the ITI stable of artists, that includes Art Johnson, One Man, Steve Brown, John Morell, and Lenny Carlson.

Coming up in August will be the CD release of “Child’s Play” from guitarist Steve Brown, followed by a reissue in September called “West 35 th St” of sax greats including Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt and Cannonball Adderley.
Stay tune. There will be more releases in the Fall.

Keep it Jazzy!

May 2018 Update

As the year rolls on we have been busy in the studio with our compilations and with other reissues that will be forthcoming in this year.

Initially in April, we released the compilation album called “piano jazz variations” with such artist as Bill Mays, Beatrice Alunni, Tom Garvin and Tom Ranier “tickling the ivories”.

On May 4th, we will release “statement of sax” another compilation that will focus on our “saxmen” namely, Sebastien Chaumont, Gary Scott, Max Ionata and Jimmy Mosher.

On May 25th we will release our CD on “Fables”, the second album available by One Man.

We will round out the compilations on July 6th with the album, “rainbow strings” featuring Steve Brown, John Morell, One Man, Art Johnson, and Lenny Carlson.

Stay tuned for more exciting news as we move into late Summer and early Fall.

Thanks.

Keep It Jazzy. 

September Update

First off, we hope everyone affected by the hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, and other recent natural disasters are alright. We wish you safety, peace, and restoration.

In our latest release, BarTalk from Art Johnson and Dwayne Smith, we have something very different from anything you've probably heard recently.

BarTalk is a tribute to the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. Though Béla Bartók’s music was infrequently performed outside Hungary during his lifetime, many of his compositions, including the string quartets and the Concerto for Orchestra, later entered the standard concert repertory. Within a quarter century after his death, many of Bartók’s works had been recognized as belonging among the classics of Western music (Stevens, 2017).

Johnson and Smith believe that Bartók was "a great composer who was never fully recognized in his lifetime." With that in focus, their ideas coalesced into this colorful record. If you haven't heard it yet, take a sample listen here:

Next month we will have another new release by the Marc Devine Trio. Inspiration will be available on October 13th. Keep your eyes peeled for more upcoming information, videos, and releases!

Keep it jazzy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stevens, Halsey. “Béla Bartók.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 2 Mar. 2017, www.britannica.com/biography/Bela-Bartok. Accessed 15 Sept. 2017.

July Update, Gary Lefebvre, and More!

Hello all!
It's been a while, but...
With summer came a residence move that took time to plan and execute.


That said, we are now back with a live release from the late great sax player, Gary Lefebvre. The release date is August 25th!  Mike Wofford, pianist, friend, and collaborator, said “Gary just had a natural gift,” [they] began playing with LeFebvre when they were high school students here in the 1950s. “He was very flexible and he never, ever sounded like a copy of anybody. He’s a real important part of San Diego’s music history, not just in jazz, but music in general" (Varga, The San Diego Union Tribune). Take a listen to his sound here and see below for more information:

More on Gary Lefebvre's album:

Gary Lefebvre “Live at The Loft San Diego”
The history of this recording is particular to the jazz life in general, experienced by most who participate in that existence. It was just another gig organized by jazz promoters in Gary’s hometown of San Diego, California in the early nineties. The venue was a jazz club, The Loft, one flight of stairs up in Pacific Beach. A local jazz fan recorded the evening. Gary LeFebvre was one of the legends of late twentieth century jazz, who had played with Red Rodney
after Charlie Parker passed away, with a long list of his many big band and small ensemble credits. What is truly unique on this CD, is the fact that it is the only recording of the bass player Hank Dobbs, whose troubled life ended early, not long after this performance.
The drummer was Bob Weller, a San Diego fixture, who is also a marvelous piano player and all around musician. Finally, Art Johnson playing the only live recording of his seven string guitar.
There will be two volumes from this live recording.


We are also in the final stages and looking forward to the release from the Marc Devine Trio album scheduled for September. Also, a classical album is forthcoming to finish out our year. Stay tune for more to come.

If you've been following us, you know that we released Oui' 3's album in January. Since then, the group released a music video for their track Maliblue from the album. Give it a look see!


Thanks for checking in with us and we will keep you updated on all things ITI! Stay tuned for some more releases and updates on our artists!


                Varga, George. "Sax great Gary LeFebvre dead at 74." Sandiegouniontribune.com. N.p., 08 Aug. 2013. Web. 28 July 2017.