Dear Fans and Friends,
Dear fans and friends,
The first batch of releases of 2021 is on the market. We received a CHOC Award from the French magazine JAZZMAG for our WES MONTGOMERY release on JAZZLINE and another CHOC Award for the MARK LETTIERI release on LEOPARD.
Surprisingly and all the more pleasing was the placement of our KURT EDELHAGEN box in the German TOP 100 pop charts. And then there was the GERMAN JAZZ AWARD for the release of BILL LAURANCE with the WDR BIG BAND as best radio production.
It can happily continue like this in the course of the year. The prospects for the autumn are good, especially as the Corona epidemic is subsiding and allowing concerts again, which is enormously important for everyone involved, but especially for our artists. You can find out what's new in the NEWS.
The JAZZLINE / LEOPARD Team
The two labels JAZZLINE & LEOPARD, united under DELTA Music Media GmbH, showcase the broad spectrum of jazz (JAZZLINE), funk (LEOPARD) and related styles. Constraining genre boundaries are often deliberately ignored.
Whereas JAZZLINE focuses predominantly on the so-called “contemporary jazz” segment, involving established artists as well as new discoveries, LEOPARD presents funk, rock and fusion of the highest quality. Both labels are the artistic home of musicians such as Maceo Parker, Randy Brecker, Steps Ahead, Vince Mendoza, the WDR Big Band, Bobby Sparks or Jan Felix May, to name but a few.
In co-operation with the NDR, the ONKEL PÖ series of JAZZLINE makes legendary concert recordings from the influential German venue Onkel Pö in Hamburg available to the public. Recordings of these concerts have never been released before.
JAZZLINE & LEOPARD are managed by the producer and two-times Grammy winner Joachim Becker, who attaches great importance to the quality of production and sound.
Most of the releases are also available on disc, using the direct metal mastering technique and are pressed on 180g.
Marriage Material Intensely scorching, fueled by the slamming, power precision drumming of Felix Lehrmann, grounded by the unerring pulse of bassist...
Live in Love Former Prince trumpeter-horn arranger and 11-time Grammy winner Philip Lassiter Delivers A Soulful Pop-Funk Gem in...
DEEP: The Baritone Sessions Vol. 2 Well known for his tight, aggressively grooving brand of rhythm playing, whether in the service of the GRAMMY...
THE CHECK IN Alongside Wolfgang Haffner, The Kiel-born Jost Nickel is one of the very few top German tour & session drummers whose name also enjoys...
FUNK NEWS FROM SWITZERLAND
The first impression when listening is: this is a new production from the funk scene of the Minneapolis metropolis. But far from it! Three Swiss...
WELCOME ALMA NAIDU
She is a newcomer and yet already a star. The inclined public knows the Munich singer ALMA NAIDU from her haunting collaboration with Wolfgang...
Saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Richie Beirach present a 5 CD box set: a true masterpiece. In duo, in individual performances on their...
ST. PAUL PETERSON is back!
We all know him from the movie PURPLE RAIN and as a member of the bands THE FAMILY und THE TIME: St. Paul Peterson. Now this all-round musician will...