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Secrets Are The Best Stories

by Kurt Elling ft. Danilo Pérez

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Pressed on solid gold vinyl, the first 100 copies will be signed and numbered by Kurt (first come first served). Shipping to North America is delivered from and priced from the US.

    Includes digital pre-order of Secrets Are The Best Stories. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases April 3, 2020
    item ships out on or around April 2, 2020
    Purchasable with gift card

      £20 GBP or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The first 100 will be signed by Kurt Elling. Shipping to North America is delivered and priced from the US.

    Includes digital pre-order of Secrets Are The Best Stories. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases April 3, 2020
    item ships out on or around April 2, 2020
    Purchasable with gift card

      £10.50 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Secrets Are The Best Stories. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases April 3, 2020

      £7.99 GBP  or more

     

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The Fanfold Hawk (for Franz Wright)
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Stays
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Gratitude (for Robert Bly)
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Stage I
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Beloved (for Toni Morrison)
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Stages II,III
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Song Of The Rio Grande (for Oscar and Valeria Martinez-Ramirez)
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Rabo de Nube
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Esperanto
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Secrets Are The Best Stories is the new album from acclaimed vocalist and Grammy-winning artist Kurt Elling featuring renowned pianist Danilo Pérez. Edition Records is delighted to provide the support and artistic freedom for Kurt to pursue his goals while placing artistry and integrity at the forefront. Secrets Are The Best Stories is set to be a career-defining album for Kurt, confirming his trajectory on a new and evolving path of artistic excellence, and further exploring the passion and the messages, political, personal, that inspire him.

Here, Elling adds evocative new lyrics to compositions by greats like Pérez’s iconic collaborator Wayne Shorter, late fusion bass genius Jaco Pastorius, and visionary composer/arranger Vince Mendoza, and to pieces from Pérez’s own catalogue. Along with his own compelling narratives, Elling adapts the works of contemporary poets Franz Wright and Robert Bly, the 19th century abolitionist poet Frances E.W. Harper and Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison.

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releases April 3, 2020

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Recorded and mixed at Sear Sound, NYC by Chris Allen.
Prepared piano for Song of The Rio Grande and Fender Rhodes on Esperanto recorded at Cholo Music Studios engineered by David Rosenspire.
Mastered by Chris Allen

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Kurt Elling New York, New York

Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Declared “the standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times, Elling has garnered unprecedented accolades, including a fourteen-year run atop the DownBeat Critics Poll, as well as a dozen GRAMMY nominations ... more

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