Arkadia Records, a label founded by Bob Karcy, has announced that its entire catalog of over 100 records will be released on the wide range of streaming platforms. Among the artists with releases on the label are Dr. Billy Taylor, Benny Golson, Dave Liebman, Joanne Brackeen and the Arkadia Jazz All-Stars (which featured these artists as well as TK Blue, Eric Reed, Randy Brecker and many more ). The label also includes releases from Postcards Records, a label founded by saxophonist Ralph Simon and featuring artists such as Steve Kuhn and Reggie Workman. Arkadia acquired the catalog of this label in 1999.
Additionally, Arkadia will release unreleased recordings of Brackeen, Blue and the Arkadia Jazz All-Stars. The label is also releasing its first new album in many years, that of Brazilian singer-songwriter Tetel Di Babuya. Meet Tetel. Finally, Arkadia is creating a video-on-demand channel, Arkadia Concerts, presenting numerous concerts and documentaries from the label of artists such as Herbie Hancock, Joe Williams, George Shearing, Dianne Reeves, Freddie Hubbard, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson and many others. . For more information on Arkadia, visit their website.