Dear Fans and Friends,
The time has come. The labels LEOPARD & JAZZLINE start again with releases. We all hope that the bad Corona time will end soon and our artists will be live on stage again.
Let's look forward to excellent album releases, e.g. with Stephanie Lottermoser, Bob Mintzer, Ricky Peterson & The Peteron Brothers, Mark Lettieri or at Jazzline Classics with Wes Montgomery and a 3 CD box of previously unreleased jazz recordings with Kurt Edelhagen and his orchestra.
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.
HAMBURG Rural and urban destinations have inspired composers of jazz and improvised music for decades. For instance, in standards such as Harlem...
RICKY PETERSON & THE PETERSON BROTHERS
UNDER THE RADAR The Peterson Brothers -- keyboard player Ricky, bass player Billy, drummer / guitar player Paul and their nephew. saxophonist Jason, are...
KURT EDELHAGEN was one of the most important big band leaders of the 1950s and 1960s. Many people know Edelhagen from his “commercial recordings” with Caterina...
JAZZLINE classics has scheduled two TOP releases for January / February 2021. At first we will present hitherto unreleased studio recordings of WES...
ACK VAN ROOYEN
90 years old and still going strong. The Dutch master trumpeter and flugelhorn specialist ACK VAN ROOYEN has recorded a new album on the occasion of...
STEPHANIE LOTTERMOSER at LEOPARD
We are delighted to welcome saxophonist and singer Stephanie Lottermoser. Her last album at Motor Music climbed to number two of the German jazz...