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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALEPH RECORDS TO RELEASE ENTER THE DRAGON: EXTENDED EDITION SOUNDTRACK
COMPOSED BY LALO SCHIFRIN

Featuring 56 Minutes of Music, Much of It Previously Unavailable In Any Format

(September XX, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) Aleph Records is proud to release the ENTER THE DRAGON: EXTENDED EDITION soundtrack on CD November 11, 2014. The album features 56 minutes of Lalo Schifrin’s original score, much of it previously unavailable in any format.

"It was a challenge to take music from the Orient – not the stereotypical Fu Manchu ideas that Hollywood had about Chinese music, but something more authentic – and do it bigger than life, as Ennio Morricone had in the spaghetti westerns," said Schifrin.

ENTER THE DRAGON was the first martial arts film produced by Americans and would be actor Bruce Lee's final film. Both the film and Schifrin's score have earned cult followings in the 40 years since the initial release. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2004.

But to a certain generation, it is Schifrin's score for ENTER THE DRAGON that set the standard. Director Brett Ratner (who would go on to hire Schifrin to score his RUSH HOUR trilogy) said "ENTER THE DRAGON is one of my favorite movies, but its one of my favorite movies for one main reason: that it’s the best score I have ever heard in any movie," (KCRW interview, October 26, 2011).

Kung Fu culture has proven to be a major influence on the development of hiphop culture, movies and music – and both the film and Lalo's score are still recognized as major influencers. Even as recently as 2013, the group Blue Scholars released a song called “Lalo Schifrin”, boasting the lyric "I compose fight music like Lalo Schifrin/Me and Bruce Lee, not so different."

Recruited by an intelligence agency, outstanding martial arts student Bruce Lee participates in a brutal karate tournament hosted by the evil Han (Kien Shih). Along with champions Roper (John Saxon) and Williams (Jim Kelly), he uncovers Han's white slavery and drug trafficking ring located on a secret island fortress. In the exciting climax, hundreds of freed prisoners fight in an epic battle with Lee and Han locked in a deadly duel.

"Lee told me that there was a 2,000-year tradition in martial arts," Schifrin described his first meeting with the film's star Bruce Lee. "He had to learn all of the rules in order to break them. Right away, I found we had that in common: I studied classical music, centuries of European classical tradition, rules and regulations, things that you can and cannot do. And then we break all the rules."

Track Listing:

1. Prologue - The First Fight 2:36
2. Main Titles 2:20
3. Su-Lin (The Monk) 4:56
4. Sampans and Flashbacks 6:19
5. Han's Island 2:54
6. The Banquet 3:02
7. Headset Jazz 2:10
8. The Gentle Softness 2:40
9. Into The Night 3:43
10. Goodbye Oharra 1:54
11. Bamboo Birdcage 2:32
12. Han's Cruelty 3:09
13. The Human Fly 3:34
14. The Big Battle 4:47
15. Broken Mirrors 5:54
16. End Titles 1:06
17. Theme From Enter The Dragon 2:23
18. Main Titles (Alternate) 3:17

Aleph Records presents the ENTER THE DRAGON: EXTENDED EDITION, available on CD on November 11, 2014.

ABOUT LALO SCHIFRIN

Lalo Schifrin is a true Renaissance man. As a pianist, composer and conductor, he is equally at home conducting a symphony orchestra, performing at an international jazz festival, scoring a film or television show, or creating works for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the London Philharmonic and even The Sultan of Oman.

As a young man in his native Argentina, Lalo Schifrin received classical training in music, and also studied law. He came from a musical family, and his father, Luis Schifrin, was the concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon. Lalo Schifrin continued his formal music education at the Paris Conservatory during the early 1950's. Simultaneously, he became a professional jazz pianist, composer and arranger, playing and recording in Europe.

When Schifrin returned to Buenos Aires in the mid 1950’s, he formed his own big concert band. It was during a performance of this band that Dizzy Gillespie heard Schifrin play and asked him to become his pianist and arranger. In 1958, Schifrin moved to the United States and thus began a remarkable career.

To date, Lalo Schifrin has written over 100 film and television scores including Mission Impossible, Mannix, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, Amityville Horror, four of the Dirty Harry films, and more recently Abominable and the Rush Hour trilogy. Lalo Schifrin has now won five Grammys® (twenty-two nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and six Academy Award® nominations. His longtime involvement in both the jazz and symphonic worlds came together in 1993 as pianist and conductor for his on-going series of "Jazz Meets the Symphony" recordings.

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ALEPH RECORDS TO RELEASE 4CD BOXED SET LALO SCHIFRIN: MY LIFE IN MUSIC Career Retrospective of the 80 Year-Old Composer Includes Tracks From:

3-Dozen Films, Jazz, Symphonic Compositions, and Unreleased Music (October 3, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA) Aleph Records is proud to release Lalo Schifrin: My Life in Music, a four-CD boxed set of music from the legendary composer's career in film, jazz, and classical music.

The set, available November 13th, features music from three-dozen films, jazz and symphonic pieces composed by Schifrin, and unreleased music from films including Charley Varrick, The Beguiled, Joe Kidd, and Coogan's Bluff. Along with over five hours worth of music, a forty-eight page book is included with archival photos and notes. BUY NOW

Director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Red Dragon) describes Lalo Schifrin as "one of the greatest composers that's ever lived. He understands how to move an audience emotionally. There's nobody hipper than Lalo." ...more



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Lalo Schifrin (Mission: Impossible, Rush Hour trilogy) will be the recipient of
the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award, to be presented at the annual Hollywood in Vienna Concert (Vienna Concert Hall) on October 22, 2012. The concert will present selections of Schifrin's compositions performed by the Vienna Radio-Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Newman.

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VARIETY: Despite having turned 80 in June, Lalo Schifrin shows no signs of slowing down: He will be honored at two festivals in Europe in October, has a four-CD career retrospective due for release, has written a book, and is the subject of a documentary. more

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"I never imagined that when I wrote 'Mission: Impossible' it would one day be used to wake up a robot on Mars. That just goes to show that ANYTHING is possible. I am very thrilled and honored and I think it's out of this world!"

- Lalo

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALEPH RECORDS PRESENTS INVOCATIONS:
JAZZ MEETS THE SYMPHONY No. 7

Latest Entry In Lalo Schifrin’s Multiple Grammy-Nominated Series
Will Be Released April 12th

(January 23, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA) Aleph Records will release the latest title in the multiple Grammy©-nominated series, Jazz Meets the Symphony, on April 12, 2011. The seventh recording of the series, Invocations, features original compositions and arrangements by Lalo Schifrin, who earned his fifth Grammy Award this past fall at the Latin Grammy Awards.

Invocations: Jazz Meets the Symphony #7 was recorded in Prague with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Ltd. in 2010. World Renowned Jazz Musicians James Morrison, Tom Gordon, Pierre Boussaguet, and Schifrin are the featured soloists.

Few composers have been able to successfully navigate the diverse worlds of classical music, jazz, and film music. It is Schifrin’s ability to switch musical gears which makes him so unique in the music world. His music is a synthesis of traditional and twentieth-century techniques, and his early love for jazz and rhythm are strong attributes of his style.

Schifrin described:

The taste of an apple is in the contact between the fruit and the palate. Music is the relationship between the contact of the piece with the soul of the listener. The essential thing is the esthetic part, the thrill of the physical impression which is being provoked.

Music imposes its magic through the constant necessity of variations, which can recapture one’s past or prefigure one’s future.

Jazz Meets the Symphony #7 is an exciting compilation of different works that I have put together in a combination of original compositions and some arrangements, which include classics that I performed with Dizzy Gillespie for three years. The Greek civilization used to invoke the Muses, while we talk about inspiration. The sense of both viewpoints is the same.

From the outset Jazz Meets the Symphony testified to Lalo Schifrin’s sparkling vision as well as his genius. The series originally debuted in 1993, combining the London Philharmonic with jazz stars Ray Brown, Grady Tate, Jon Faddis, Paquito D’Rivera, James Morrison, and of course Lalo Schifrin, himself.

“Thinking back, I believe the start of this project was really two of my early film scores,” said Schifrin, “namely, The Cincinnati Kid, in which Ray Charles sang backed by a symphony orchestra, and the famous chase scene through the streets of San Francisco in Bullitt wherein I wrote a symphonic score combined with saxophone solos playing at very fast tempos. Then, years later, when I arranged music for Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Grady Tate and myself to play for a tour with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, I began to fully realize that the two distinct musical forms could be combined.”

An internationally successful recording, Jazz Meets The Symphony earned a Grammy Award and spawned its first sequel More Jazz Meets the Symphony a year later. Other recordings include: Firebird: Jazz Meets the Symphony, No. 3 (which received two Grammy nominations), Metamorphosis, Intersections: Jazz Meets the Symphony, No. 5 (featuring a full symphony orchestra, full jazz band, and jazz stars Jeff Hamilton, Christian McBride, James Morrison and David Sanchez), and Kaleidoscope: Jazz Meets the Symphony No. 6 (performed and recorded by Schifrin in Sydney, Australia with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra). To date, the Jazz Meets The Symphony series has earned Schifrin 4 Grammy nominations.

Composer Lalo Schifrin is a true Renaissance man. As a pianist, composer and conductor, he is equally at home conducting a symphony orchestra, performing at an international jazz festival, scoring a film or television show.

As a young man in his native Argentina, Lalo Schifrin received classical training in music, and also studied law. He came from a musical family, and his father, Luis Schifrin, was the concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon. Lalo Schifrin continued his formal music education at the Paris Conservatory during the early 1950’s. Simultaneously, he became a professional jazz pianist, composer and arranger, playing and recording in Europe.

When Schifrin returned to Buenos Aires in the mid 1950’s, he formed his own big concert band. It was during a performance of this band that Dizzy Gillespie heard Schifrin play and asked him to become his pianist and arranger. In 1958, Schifrin moved to the United States and thus began a remarkable career.

Schifrin has written over 100 film and television scores including Mission Impossible, Mannix, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, Amityville Horror, four of the Dirty Harry films, and more recently Abominable and the Rush Hour trilogy. Lalo Schifrin has won five Grammys® (twenty-two nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and six Academy Award® nominations.

TRACK LISTING
1. Trombone Fantasy -- Lalo Schifrin
2. Groovin’ High -- Dizzy Gillespie arr. Schifrin
3. Invocations -- Lalo Schifrin
4. Summer Dance -- Lalo Schifrin
5. Reverie -- Debussy arr. Schifrin
6. Etude In Rhythm -- Lalo Schifrin
7. Here ‘Tis -- Dizzy Gillespie arr. Schifrin

Performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Featured Soloists: James Morrison (trumpet, trombone); Schifrin (piano); Pierre Boussaguet (bass); Tom Gordon (drums)
Liner notes: Richard Palmer (author and staff writer/reviewer for Jazz Journal)

AVAILABLE NOW!

For more information, contact Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions, 212-533-6864 or beth@cinemediapromotions.com


ALEPH RECORDS IS PROUD TO CONGRATULATE LALO SCHIFRIN ON RECENT ACCOLADES IN JAZZ AND CLASSICAL WORLD

Schifrin Earns Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition

And Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

(November 15, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA) Aleph Records proudly congratulates the legendary Lalo Schifrin on his Latin Grammy Award® win on November 11th for Pampas, written expressly for the Broad Stage concert and recorded by Antonio Lysy for his release Antonio Lysy at The Broad: Music from Argentina. In addition, Schifrin will receive the Jay McShann Lifetime Achievement Award from The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame on November 16, 2010.

Pampas, earned Lalo his fifth Grammy in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category. The recording evokes the magic and majesty of the Argentine plains. Maestro Schifrin describes, “It’s a very moving piece reflecting desolation and the infinite horizons of The Pampas, which is from my home country”.

The win for Schifrin’s current works comes on the heels of the announcement that he will receive the Jay McShann Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. The award recognizes the contributions Schifrin has made to jazz throughout his six-decade career.

“I feel very fortunate,” said Schifrin, “that even when I’m still writing and active they still consider a lifetime achievement award. I suppose it’s because of the sum of all of the things I’ve done so far.”

Composer Lalo Schifrin is a true Renaissance man. As a pianist, composer and conductor, he is equally at home conducting a symphony orchestra, performing at an international jazz festival, scoring a film or television show.

Schifrin has written over 100 film and television scores including Mission Impossible, Mannix, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, Amityville Horror, four of the Dirty Harry films, and more recently Abominable and the Rush Hour trilogy. Lalo Schifrin has now won five Grammys® (twenty-two nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and six Academy Award® nominations. His longtime involvement in both the jazz and symphonic worlds came together in 1993 as pianist and conductor for his on-going series of “Jazz Meets the Symphony” recordings. The seventh “Jazz Meets the Symphony” recording planned for release in February 2011.

For more information about Lalo Schifrin, contact Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions, 212-533-6864 or beth@cinemediapromotions.com


About the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit cultural and educational organization established by the Oklahoma Legislature in 1988. It exists to provide a system in and for the state of Oklahoma to preserve, promote and illuminate the true art forms of jazz, blues and gospel music, and to identify, document and honor the artists who have made a significant contribution locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to its development. To purchase tickets for the induction ceremony, visit http://www.okjazz.org

To hear Pampas, please visit yarlungrecords.com and click on the “Listen Button.” Yarlung has provided both a high resolution and a lower resolution stream of the entire track, in the Antonio Lysy folder.

For more information about Antonio Lysy, Yarlung Records or The Broad Stage, contact Jacob Horowitz at (310) 692-4575 or jacob@yarlung.us

On November 16, 2010 Lalo will receieve the "Jay McShann Lifetime Achievement Award", by the Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame, in Tulsa Ok.


ALEPH RECORDS IS PROUD TO CONGRATULATE LALO SCHIFRIN FOR HIS LATIN GRAMMY® NOMINATION

Best Classical Contemporary Composition:
“Pampas”

As Heard On
Antonio Lysy at The Broad: Music from Argentina

(September 13, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA) Aleph Records proudly congratulates the legendary Lalo Schifrin on his Latin Grammy Award® nomination for Pampas, written expressly for the Broad Stage concert and recorded by Antonio Lysy for his release Antonio Lysy at The Broad: Music from Argentina. This was recorded at The Broad Stage by audiophile label Yarlung Records. Profit from this CD benefits Sol-La Music Academy in Santa Monica.

Pampas, nominated for Best Contemporary Composition (category 43) evokes the magic and majesty of the Argentine plains. Maestro Schifrin describes:

“In this composition, I tried to convey the vastness of the plains between the South of the Buenos Aires province and the Patagonia, which is called the Pampa. The distant horizon puts into perspective the solitude without shadows. The first theme is distant and evocative which leads to a contrasting section of rhythmic energy. The cello states the introspective second theme but during the responses, the piano accompaniment is reminiscent of Gaucho and Afro-American folk music. The development is a dialogue between the two instruments in which both themes are being explored. The last section of the movement brings us the cello against a descending line by the piano. A somber pedal point is a preparation of the reinstatement of the introduction. A calm figure pleads to the solo cello’s final response. This work was commissioned by violoncello Master Antonio Lysy for which I’m very grateful. His performance is very moving and passionate and is obvious that both Argentinean’s enjoyed our collaboration.”

“I am delighted and honored to see part of the album Music from Argentina nominated in the Latin Grammys this year,” said Antonio Lysy. “Working with the legendary Lalo Schifrin, in the beautiful new Broad Stage, with the best collaborative musicians and technicians one could hope for, on some of the most colorful and sensual music ever written, has enriched my life immeasurably.”

Composer Lalo Schifrin is a true Renaissance man. As a pianist, composer and conductor, he is equally at home conducting a symphony orchestra, performing at an international jazz festival, scoring a film or television show.

Schifrin has written over 100 film and television scores including Mission Impossible, Mannix, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, Amityville Horror, four of the Dirty Harry films, and more recently Abominable and the Rush Hour trilogy. To date, Lalo Schifrin has won four Grammys® (now twenty-two nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and six Academy Award® nominations. His longtime involvement in both the jazz and symphonic worlds came together in 1993 as pianist and conductor for his on-going series of “Jazz Meets the Symphony” recordings. The seventh “Jazz Meets the Symphony” recording is planned for release in February 2011.

To hear Pampas, please visit:

http://www.yarlungrecords.com/#antoniolysy1 and click on the “Listen Button.” Yarlung has provided both a high resolution and a lower resolution stream of the entire track, in the Antonio Lysy folder.

To preview the album in 24-bit depth, available through Linn Records in the UK: http://www.linnrecords.com/recording-antonio-lysy-at-the-broad--music-from-argentina.aspx

For more information about Lalo Schifrin, contact Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions, 212-533-6864 or beth@cinemediapromotions.com

For more information about Antonio Lysy, Yarlung Records or The Broad Stage, contact Jacob Horowitz at (310) 692-4575 or jacob@yarlung.us


Lalo Schifrin is a true Renaissance man. As a pianist, composer and conductor, he is equally at home conducting a symphony orchestra, performing at an international jazz festival, scoring a film or television show, or creating works for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra or the London Philharmonic and even The Sultan of Oman. more

WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING OF LALO SCHIFRIN’S ROMERIAS!
(Pre-Order Now – Available September 14th)

ALEPH RECORDS TO RELEASE SERGIO PUCCINI ROMERIAS

Classical Guitarist Performs Works By Lalo Schifrin, Astor Piazzolla, Enrique Bevacqua, Alfredo Rugeles, Leo Brouwer, Salim Dada, Manuel de Falla, John Duarte, and Hernán Navarro

(July 29, 2010- Los Angeles, CA) – Aleph Records will release Sergio Puccini’s seventh recording Romerías on September 14, 2010. The repertoire on the recording includes the world premiere recording of Romerías, a nine movement suite for solo guitar composed by Lalo Schifrin, along with pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Enrique Bevacqua, Alfredo Rugeles, Leo Brouwer, Salim Dada, Manuel de Falla, John Duarte, and Hernán Navarro.

Sergio Puccini was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1958. He began his musical training at 8, at first playing folk, pop and jazz guitar. At 15 he made his classical guitar debut, studying at first in Argentina and then moved to the United States to study at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Puccini has appeared as a soloist with chamber and symphonic orchestras
including National Philharmonic Orchestra of Venezuela, Orquesta Nacional de Música Argentina, San Francisco Carnerata Americana, Mannes Orchestra in New York City, Maracaibo Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela, Symphony of the Americas in Florida, National Symphony of El Salvador, Santa Fe and Rosario Symphony Orchestra (Argentina), Hungarian Virtuosi of Budapest, Czech Moravian Chamber Orchestra, and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Sergio has recorded six previous CDs and is featured in the 5th edition of the book “The Classical Guitar: its evolution, players and personalities since 1800” by Maurice Summerfield. In December 2006 he was awarded the MUSI Prize in Rosario, Argentina, as the best classical artist of the year. Since 1990 he has served as the Director of the Instituto Provincial del Profesorado de Música in Rosario City, Argentina, where he takes part in a flute/guitar due with flutist
Gabriel Leo.

Astor Piazzolla said of Puccini, “My music is not so difficult to play but the most important are the accents and the flavor; Mr. Puccini got them and that makes me very happy! Forza Puccini.”

The repertoire on Romerias includes “Romerías” by Lalo Schifrin, “Preludio Otoñal” by Enrique Bevacqua, “Tanguitis” by Alfredo Rugeles, “Nuevos Estudios Sencillos” by Leo Brouwer, “Ya Qalbi (O! Mon Coeur)” by Salim Dada, “Libertango” by Astor Piazzolla, “Homenaje (Le Tombeau de Debussy)” and “Danza del Molinero” by Manuel de Falla, “Sua Cosa op. 52” by John Duarte, “Calle de Las Fraguas” by Hernán Navarro and a bonus track composed by Sergio’s 9 year-old daughter Sabina Puccini.

This album features the world premiere recording of the nine movement
suite Romerías, composed by Lalo Schifrin. “I was immediately captivated by his work and started preparing the recording of the whole suite,” said Puccini.

Mr. Schifrin said about his work: “Romerías in Spanish means carnivals or big parties where there is a display of popular arts, food, and drinks. Romerías for solo guitar is a Suite that reflects that feeling of celebration. It explores the different possibilities of this great instrument within the parameters of classical, popular, and folk elements. At the same time, it also brings out the various
potentialities of the guitar technique.”

In addition to composing the title piece, Schifrin’s family-owned label, Aleph Records, is releasing the recording. “I feel myself privileged for Lalo’s support of this project and for having been able to record this magnificent Suite in its premier.”

Sergio Puccini Romerias will be released by Aleph Records on September
14, 2010. The recording is the first to be released as part of the
label’s new distribution deal with Allegro Media Group.

For more information please contact Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions
@ 212.533.6864 or beth@cinemediapromotions.com


 

ALLEGRO MEDIA GROUP EXPANDS LABEL ROSTER
Aleph Records To Partner with Allegro

(July 07, 2010 - Portland, OR) Allegro is delighted to welcome Aleph Records to the family of labels they are honored to represent. Like many small businesses in America, Los Angeles-based Aleph Records is a family affair. The difference is that the patriarch of this family is Lalo Schifrin - the Argentine-born composer, pianist, and conductor responsible for some of the most recognizable film and television scores in music history. Aleph Records was founded by Donna Schifrin, Lalo's wife and the company's president, in 1997. Theresa Eastman
Schifrin, their daughter-in-law, is the label’s designer, marketing and sales director.

The label's name comes from the Louis Borges short story “El Aleph,” about a place in which all points in the universe converged. Aleph Records releases music in three fields: film and television, jazz, and classical. Highlights include the five soundtracks from the Dirty Harry film series, Bullitt, Cool Hand Luke, The Cincinnati Kid, Rush Hour, and Schifrin’s Gillespiana and Jazz Meets the Symphony Collection.

Forrest Faubion, distribution product manager for Allegro notes, “We are extremely pleased to welcome to our roster one of the great composers and musicians working today. Our new partnership with Aleph Records further illustrates Allegro's commitment to quality and expertise!" He goes on to say “I am personally especially looking forward to working with an artist I have for so long admired.”

"We are very excited to partner with Allegro," said Donna Schifrin. "They have a wonderful roster of labels and their focus exactly fits the Aleph catalog."

In 2010, The Allegro Group continues their reign as one of the most successful industry leaders in music & entertainment distribution. The company’s ability to introduce some of the most diverse audio and video landscapes into the North American marketplace leaves an indelible mark on the industry as a whole.

Founded over 30 years ago, Allegro Media Group is well established as one of North America’s leading independent entertainment distributors. Highly versed in the business of independent music and lifestyle distribution, Allegro and its growing business cover a wide spectrum of audio and video products, in virtually all genres and markets, including: classical, jazz, rock, world, gift, lifestyle, children’s, specialty retail and digital distribution. As a result, The Allegro Group stands out as the most diversified independent music and video
distributor in the North America.

Allegro Media Group distributes some of the most respected independent
labels in the world, including ZOHO, Winter & Winter, Spring Hill, Arbors, Summit Records, Challenge Records, Buda Musique, Enja Records.

The first new release that will be part of the new distribution deal is the world premiere recording of Romerías, a Suite for solo guitar in nine movements written by Lalo Schifrin which will be released on September 14, 2010. The recording features classical guitarist Sergio Puccini performing Romerías along with pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Enrique Bevacqua, Alfredo Rugeles, Leo Brouwer, Salim Dada, Manuel de Falla, John Duarte, and Hernán Navarro. Mr. Schifrin said about his work: “‘Romerías’ in Spanish means Carnivals or big parties where there is a display of popular arts, food, and drinks. ‘Romerías’ for solo guitar is a Suite that reflects that feeling of celebration. It explores the different possibilities of this great instrument within the parameters of classical, popular, and folk elements. At the same time, it also brings out the various potentialities of the guitar technique.”

 

For more information about these and other Allegro / Nail Distribution and NewSound children and lifestyle titles, please visit allegromediagroup.com

For more information about Aleph Records, contact Beth Krakower,
CineMedia Promotions, 212-533-6864 or beth@cinemediapromotions.com


MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: MY LIFE IN MUSIC

Mission Impossible: My Life in Music is the engaging autobiography of Lalo Schifrin, the musician, conductor, and composer of more than 60 jazz and classical works and over 100 film and television scores, including Bullitt, the Rush Hour series, Cool Hand Luke, The Dead Pool, Tango, The Fox, Voyage of the Damned, The Amityville Horror, The Sting II, and Mission Impossible.

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