I was astounded at the energy these artists put into celebrating the great classic sounds. There should be a law about "coolage". These guys broke it!
–CHRIS “KLONDIKE” MASUAK, Guitarist, RADIO BIRDMAN
What a great mix of lounge, blues, exotica, swing, old and new. People will dig this whether they like Vintage Music or are just getting into it.
–"TIKI" CHRIS PINTO, Novelist and Tiki Blogger
Thanks to TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES and television shows like MAD MEN, we are constantly reminded that there was a time when culture—and real life—were simpler, classier, and happier. It was a time when everyday people treated each other with respect. When men kept their word with a simple handshake. And when women were so glamorous and ladylike, men would practically line up to open doors for them. That alternate universe now has a name—VINTAGE. And VINTAGE MUSIC is its official soundtrack.
THIS IS VINTAGE NOW introduces Vintage Music as a thriving, forward-moving musical movement. The musicians on “This is Vintage Now” tap into the spirit of the original Vintage period, and bring its “anything can happen” excitement forward to today’s listeners.
The compilation features saxophone legend BIG JAY McNEELY, celebrated Dutch chanteuse CARO EMERALD, and premiere Exotica group THE WAITIKI 7, as well as up-and-coming artists like heavy jump blues act DAVID GASTEN & THE CITY KIDS and Australian femme fatale ILANA CHARNELLE. It also includes two original Vintage performers from the 1950’s, BEVERLY KENNEY and CAROLE CREVELING, who offer new ways to discover original Vintage Music without resorting to the clichés of the jazz reissue treadmill.
It's been a long time since new music has been this magical, unpredictable, and deeply satisfying, but that excitement is back and better than ever with “This is Vintage Now”!