Sunset Alliance has been thinking about what we would do for our 50th label release. When asked, our answer was always the same, “Something special!” And now we are pleased to announce that special something…
Later this Spring, Sunset Alliance Records will release The 52nd Street Jazz Band “52nd Street Revisited.” Members of this fine collaboration of artist are Gary Church–who was part of Willie Nelson’s touring band, songwriter and tour member for Merle Haggard, and the 23rd inductee to the Western Swing Hall of Fame inductee), Danny Shannon (known to be the first musician in Arizona to play and perform with an electric bass guitar), and Joe Hopkins, former President of the Arizona Jazz Society (there is even “Joe Hopkins Day” in Chandler, AZ), highly respected clarinet player, and father-in-law to Sunset Alliance label owner, Dave Jensen. Read more about the band.
It feels like things have come full circle. We couldn’t be more excited to work with such find musicians. The 11-song album was recorded by David Jensen.
Ronald J. Lllewellyan III (Welshmans Pride Studio) masterfully mixed & mastered the record and Chuckie Duff and David Jensen provided the art.
It’s an honor to have reached 50 releases. It could not have been accomplished without so many incredible allies. It’s only fitting to keep it in the ally family.