As CEO of Blue Heron Records LLC, I am supercharged with excitement about sharing with you, through this new website, the exciting elements of a wide variety of music, particularly emphasizing jazz and Latin.
The first Blue Heron project was about the music and the great composers, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. The world-class musicians who perform it are tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, vibraphonist / drummer Chuck Redd, pianist Ehud Asherie and bassist / vocalist Nicki Parrott. It also features a guest appearance by Eddie Palmieri’s ace conguero “Little Johnny” Rivero on Latin arrangements of standard tunes that will undoubtedly be loved in both the jazz and Latin markets.
Project two was a solo piano recording that will amaze jazz piano aficionados. It is Ehud Asherie performing Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle’s tunes from the 1921 Broadway musical Shuffle Along and adding his unique, virtuosic conceptions.
Be sure to stay tuned to future project information and discover what great music and education about the art form are in store for you when you follow Blue Heron Records LLC. We have great plans for creating a legacy of quality jazz. These plans are built around the underlying theme of all our goals. In the words of Scott Edmunds, Blue Heron Artistic Co-ordinator: "Artistic Integrity First."
Michael Francis, CEO
Blue Heron Records LLC