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Vince Mendoza: new album coming March 2023!

We are glad to announce that “Olympians”, the new upcoming collaborative album by Multi Grammy Award-winning composer-conductor Vince Mendoza and the Metropole Orkest of the Netherlands is up for pre-sale now! The powerhouse collaboration will be available March 23rd  2023 and highlights 9 original compositions written by Mendoza over his 27 year association with the orchestra.

It features an extra special guest appearance by Dianne Reeves, singing Mendoza’s buoyant and Brazilian-tinged song Esperanto with Lyrics by Kurt Elling, as well as House of Reflections, with lyrics by legendary British singer/songwriter Norma Winstone beautifully interpreted by Cécile McLorin Salvant. Tenor Saxophonist Chris Potter is featured on a turbo charged version of Barcelona. The recording also features a blistering solo by saxophonist David Binney and extra grooving moments from Weather Report alumnus Alex Acuña on percussion.

Pre-save the album by clicking here!


Grammy Nominations

Modern Recordings is proud to announce 3 Grammy-nominations:

  1. Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
    Pat Metheny - "Dream Box"

  2. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
    Vince Mendoza & Metropol Orkest - "Olympians"

  3. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
    Rickie Lee Jones - "Pieces of Treasure"