Record Release Party and Label Launch!

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
Time: 7pm
Location: The Gershwin Hotel
7 E. 27th St.
New York, NY

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Coming Soon – New Release from Joel Forrester

Joel Forrester has a new recording coming out, his first new release in more than five years. Recorded in Paris, France, with Joel’s band Second Nature, it’s called “Down The Road”. Available worldwide on May 1st.


Joel Forrester’s Music Is Available Again!

At long last, all of Joel Forrester’s recordings are once again available.  Both his solo piano album “Stop The Music” and his four dates with his People Like Us quartet are available worldwide on iTunes, as well as in the US on Amazon, and eMusic.  You can also find his music through the media download service on your smartphones or via MySpace.  Not only that, but Joel’s music can be heard on internet radio and subscription services like Rhapsody, Pandora, and Spotify.

Joel Forrester and People Like Us - Ever Wonder Why

Joel Forrester and People Like Us on

These recordings are also available for download on iTunes in Japan, Mexico, the UK, and Europe.