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The Catalyst Quartet receives a Grammy Nomination!

November 10, 2023

Uncovered, Volume 3 earned a Grammy nomination today in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance category! Performed by the Catalyst Quartet, the album features works by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, William Grant Still, and George Walker. It was produced and engineered by Alan Bise at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City. Listen here!

Aaron P. Dworkin Releases Debut Spoken Word Album, “The Poetjournalist”

September 8, 2023

On September 8, 2023, Aaron P. Dworkin – one of the most impactful leaders of color in the arts industry – releases his debut spoken world album, The Poetjournalist, on Azica Records. A celebrated arts activist and political advisor, 2005 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow, and founder of the Sphinx Organization, the leading arts organization transforming lives through the…

Telegraph’s “Divergent Paths” Praised by The New York Times

August 31, 2023

The Telegraph Quartet’s newest album, Divergent Paths, was praised in the August 31 New York Times article, “5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now.” “Emphasizing the historical point, however, should not obscure the straightforward musical values of “Divergent Paths.” The world may not be in compelling need of another recording of the…

Telegraph Quartet Releases “Divergent Paths”

August 25, 2023

August 25 is release day! Azica releases Divergent Paths: Schoenberg and Ravel, performed by the Telegraph Quartet, in residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Recorded at St. Stephen’s Church in Belvedere, California, Divergent Paths is the first in a series of recordings titled 20th Century Vantage Points. Divergent Paths is set for worldwide release,…

Alan Bise wins another Grammy!

February 28, 2023

February 8, 2023: Alan Bise wins another Grammy! “Shaw:Evergreeen” performed by Caroline Shaw and the Attacca Quartet won the Grammy for “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” at the 67th annual Grammy Awards. This record was released by Nonesuch. Alan produced and engineered this record, accounting for his second Grammy win. Shaw:Evergreeen

“Uncovered Vol. 3” (Catalyst Quartet) is the WRTI Album of the Week

February 7, 2023

February 7, 2023: “Uncovered Vol. 3” (Catalyst Quartet) is the WRTI Album of the Week Great music by Black composers appears with increasing regularity on concert programs, a long-overdue acknowledgment. Recordings, however, have been slower to catch up: too many works remain unrecorded, or constrained by limited budgets. Here we have three exceptional string quartets…

“Uncovered Vol. 3” (Catalyst Quartet) is named as one of “Best of 22” by Tidal!

February 6, 2023

February 6, 2023: “Uncovered Vol. 3” (Catalyst Quartet) is named as one of “Best of 22” by Tidal! Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 9 (Lute Suite No. 4); Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005; Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001. Jason Vieaux, guitar. Azica Records ACD-71347 Read Full Article

“Bach, Vol. 2” (Jason Vieaux) receives rave review in Classical Candor

January 15, 2023

January 15, 2023: “Bach, Vol. 2” (Jason Vieaux) receives rave review in Classical Candor: Vieaux draws us deeply into the music. Bach was a true master of communicating so much depth of feeling through such seemingly simple means, while Vieaux is a true master of his chosen instrument of expression, the classical guitar. His playing…