Concord Music has announced the acquisition the Savoy Label Group, long considered an historic and essential name in Jazz, Classical and adult music. SLG includes the legendary Savoy Jazz catalogue, Adult Alternative specialists 429 Records and an extensive Classical catalogue. In total, the transaction includes more than 3,000 master recordings from some of the most iconic names in music history.
The catalog that Concord absorbs is an impressive one, featuring artists such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Erroll Garner, Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Fats Navarro and many, many others. The collection also includes more recent recordings by Pat Martino, Phil Woods, Etta Jones, Bill Frisell, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Larry Coryell, Andy Bey, Ravi Coltrane and Milton Nascimento, as well as 429 Records titles by Meat Loaf, Boz Scaggs, LL Cool J, Robbie Robertson, Joan Armatrading, Los Lobos, Macy Gray, Paul Rodgers, Little Feat, Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, Dr. John, Mick Fleetwood, Bruce Hornsby, Roberta Flack and Joe Cocker, to name a few. Additionally, Concord Music has entered into a multi-year consulting and production agreement with Savoy’s former owner, Steve Vining, under which Vining may deliver new recording projects to Concord’s various labels.
Concord Music’s Chief Operating Officer, Glen Barros, states, “Savoy is a great combination of both legendary masters and incredible recent recordings by a number of wonderful contemporary artists. We are so very proud that it is now a part of Concord Music. And as Steve Vining has done a great job of building Savoy over the recent past, we very much look forward to all that he will bring to our company in the future.”
Concord Music’s Chief Business Development Officer, Steve Salm, adds, “The addition of Savoy to Concord Music is consistent with our ongoing growth strategy, as it deepens our presence within a number of core genres. It also adds numerous classic recordings and another legendary brand to our great group of labels.”
Former owner and CEO of SLG, Steve Vining, commented, “Concord’s enormous success in many of the same musical genres SLG has pursued convinces me they will be outstanding stewards of both the rich catalog as well as the new recordings to come from our very talented artists.”