Ride Symbol Records

The recording label Ride Symbol Records has been re-vitalized. Label founder Donald Elfman has joined forces with former Koch associate, music media expert and musician David Preiser to release and provide distribution for jazz recordings.



New Release from Joel Forrester.

What You Mean To Me

Premiere Recording from the Joel Forrester Trio

WHAT YOU MEAN TO ME   What You Mean To Me is the first recording to feature Joel Forrester with his Trio. This ensemble format brings out new facets to his compositions, and the years they’ve spent together are evident in the performances. We’ll let Joel explain (from his notes on the record): The steady gig!! …

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Record Review of “Down The Road” in The New York City Jazz Record

Ride Symbol Records is pleased to inform you about the latest news for Joel Forrester and his music.  His latest release, “Down The Road”, with his band Second Nature, has been reviewed in The New York City Jazz Record.  (Pg. 15) “Down The Road”, done by the full quintet with piano-electric bass-drums joined by electric …

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Cleveland tenor saxophone legend Ernie Krivda comes to Ride Symbol

Cleveland tenor saxophone legend Ernie Krivda comes to Ride Symbol with great recordings from a three year period (1995-1998) in his varied career.  Available now are two titles: The Band That Swings, a document of his celebrated Fat Tuesday Big Band; and Golden Moments, which finds Ernie in personal and passionate duets with pianist Dan …

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Ride Symbol Records Launch and New Release Party

The Ride Symbol record label was officially and stylishly re-launched on Friday, June 24, 2011 at a party at the Gershwin Hotel in New York!  At 7:00 guests were treated to the recorded sounds of the label’s new release, Down the Road, by pianist/composer Joel Forrester and a group specially assembled in France, Second Nature. …

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