The Summer Swings with Radio and Raves!
Swing That Music has just completed its record breaking summer run with 14 straight weeks of radio airplay coast-to-coast in the United States, as well as in Canada and Australia. With 140 stations on board, the album has been hailed as “stunning – covers every facet of the man’s legendary career” and “stuffed full of stylish Dixieland jazz”.
Key airplay markets included Chicago, San Francisco, Wash DC, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Cleveland, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Portland, Denver, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Orlando, Jacksonville, Memphis, Louisville and San Antonio. The album also received strong airplay and acclaim from key internet music sites – including Radio IO, Jazz Without Borders, Dr. Music’s Weekly Checkup and Jazz From Gallery 41 among others.
The acclaimed album by Canadian Brass, released May 26th, was a timely and much appreciated element of many week-long celebrations focusing on and observing Louis Armstrong’s Birthday on July 4th. The campaigns and festivities were bolstered and enhanced by the free download offer of the track Carolina Shout, which enabled listeners to immediately explore just a small part of the Canadian Brass and their incredible tribute to the great Louis Armstrong.
Here are just a few of the outstanding comments and raves from our radio friends and writers. We thank them for their support.
“Canadian Brass has put forth a stunning tribute to Armstrong that covers every facet of the man’s legendary career. If you want to learn who Louis Armstrong really was, this is the CD you need to hear.” – Dr. Music’s Weekly Checkup
“Pops would have said that he was ‘knocked out’ by it!” – Hot Jazz Saturday Night, WAMU, Washington DC
“Playing the heck out of this!” - Jazz on WDPS, Dayton, OH
“Swing That Music is worth hearing, and many will find this a delightful chance of pace. “ – www.jazz-blues.com
“This is quite good. The musicians are masters. Amazingly tight” – Jazz at Six, Radio Adelaide (Australia)
“Timeless pieces of instrumental brilliance!” – www.drmusic.com
“Very well received. Requests & people are paying attention.” – Jazz Now and Then, WQNA, Springfield, Ill.
“This music is done very well with a group of well-honed, precision-sounding musicians” – Desert Island Jazz, WHFC, Bel Air, MD
Celebrate the life and music of a jazz legend with an album of seventeen outstanding arrangements featuring the Canadian Brass in a program that salutes the man they called Satchmo – Louis Armstrong.
Source: Red Jacket Music Network Strategies