Tony Bennett

This spring, Craft Recordings officially re-launched Original Jazz Classics, reimagining the long-running reissue imprint with audiophiles and vinyl collectors in mind. Now the series closes out the year with three more essential titles: The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album, the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Jazz at Oberlin and The Cats, which captures Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell and Idrees Sulieman on the cusp of stardom.

Anthony Dominick Benedetto, internationally revered as Tony Bennett, passed away at the age of 96 on July 21, 2023. His extraordinary life's journey, which began in the humble environs of Astoria, Queens, and catapulted him to international acclaim as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries, remains an inspiring testament to his enduring impact on the fabric of American music.

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