Ride Symbol Records celebrates its re-entry into the recording arena with a party and performance at New York’s Gershwin Hotel, 7 E. 27th Street (between 5th and Madison Aves.).
On Friday, June 24, 2011, at 7:00 PM the label will host an evening in which the new Ride Symbol Records release Down the Road, by Joel Forrester’s France-based group, Second Nature, will be presented. At 8:00, Joel’s New York band, Secret Identity – which includes baritone saxophonist Claire Daly, tenor saxophonist Vito Dieterle, bassist Dave Hofstra and drummer Matt Garrity – will play music for its forthcoming Ride Symbol recording Furtive Sex.
Admission to the event is a low, low $5.00 and free refreshments will be served
The recording label Ride Symbol has been re-vitalized after seven years. Label founder Donald Elfman has joined forces with former Koch associate, music media expert and musician David Preiser, and biotechnology entrepreneur and new music philanthropist Glenn Cornett to release and provide distribution for jazz recordings. The three will also collaborate to release classical, new music and experimental rock recordings under the New Spectrum label.
Ride Symbol came into being in 2004 when Elfman released Ever Wonder Why by Forrester’s quintet of the time, People Like Us.. “Joel and creative musicians like him are the inspiration for the new label,” says Elfman. Forrester’s Koch titles as well as new unreleased material will see the light of day.
Date: June 24, 2011
Location: The Gershwin Hotel
7 E. 27th St.
New York, NY