On November 16, 2010 Lalo will receieve the "Jay McShann Lifetime Achievement Award", by the Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame, in Tulsa Ok.

Aleph Records To Partner with Allegro

(July 07, 2010 - Portland, OR) Allegro is delighted to welcome Aleph Records to the family of labels they are honored to represent. Like many small businesses in America, Los Angeles-based Aleph Records is a family affair. The difference is that the patriarch of this family is Lalo Schifrin - the Argentine-born composer, pianist, and conductor responsible for some of the most recognizable film and television scores in music history. Aleph Records was founded by Donna Schifrin, Lalo's wife and the company's president, in 1997. Theresa Eastman
Schifrin, their daughter-in-law, is the label’s designer, marketing and sales director.

The label's name comes from the Louis Borges short story “El Aleph,” about a place in which all points in the universe converged. Aleph Records releases music in three fields: film and television, jazz, and classical. Highlights include the five soundtracks from the Dirty Harry film series, Bullitt, Cool Hand Luke, The Cincinnati Kid, Rush Hour, and Schifrin’s Gillespiana and Jazz Meets the Symphony Collection.

Forrest Faubion, distribution product manager for Allegro notes, “We are extremely pleased to welcome to our roster one of the great composers and musicians working today. Our new partnership with Aleph Records further illustrates Allegro's commitment to quality and expertise!" He goes on to say “I am personally especially looking forward to working with an artist I have for so long admired.”

"We are very excited to partner with Allegro," said Donna Schifrin. "They have a wonderful roster of labels and their focus exactly fits the Aleph catalog."

In 2010, The Allegro Group continues their reign as one of the most successful industry leaders in music & entertainment distribution. The company’s ability to introduce some of the most diverse audio and video landscapes into the North American marketplace leaves an indelible mark on the industry as a whole.

Founded over 30 years ago, Allegro Media Group is well established as one of North America’s leading independent entertainment distributors. Highly versed in the business of independent music and lifestyle distribution, Allegro and its growing business cover a wide spectrum of audio and video products, in virtually all genres and markets, including: classical, jazz, rock, world, gift, lifestyle, children’s, specialty retail and digital distribution. As a result, The Allegro Group stands out as the most diversified independent music and video
distributor in the North America.

Allegro Media Group distributes some of the most respected independent
labels in the world, including ZOHO, Winter & Winter, Spring Hill, Arbors, Summit Records, Challenge Records, Buda Musique, Enja Records.

The first new release that will be part of the new distribution deal is the world premiere recording of Romerías, a Suite for solo guitar in nine movements written by Lalo Schifrin which will be released on September 14, 2010. The recording features classical guitarist Sergio Puccini performing Romerías along with pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Enrique Bevacqua, Alfredo Rugeles, Leo Brouwer, Salim Dada, Manuel de Falla, John Duarte, and Hernán Navarro. Mr. Schifrin said about his work: “‘Romerías’ in Spanish means Carnivals or big parties where there is a display of popular arts, food, and drinks. ‘Romerías’ for solo guitar is a Suite that reflects that feeling of celebration. It explores the different possibilities of this great instrument within the parameters of classical, popular, and folk elements. At the same time, it also brings out the various potentialities of the guitar technique.”

For more information about these and other Allegro / Nail Distribution and NewSound children and lifestyle titles, please visit allegromediagroup.com

For more information about Aleph Records, contact Beth Krakower,
CineMedia Promotions, 212-533-6864 or beth@cinemediapromotions.com

The Daytona Beach International Festival (DBIF), the largest international and orchestral festival in Florida, will honor Hollywood conductor, composer and pianist Lalo Schifrin with its first-ever PALM Award. DBIF created the annual award program to recognize an individual or group for outstanding Professional Artistic Lifetime Merit (PALM). Schifrin will be presented the PALM Award on the evening of Thursday, April 30, during the London Symphony Orchestra Classical III concert, which Schifrin will be conducting. For more information, please visit www.dbif.com


Aleph Records To Release The Soundtracks for Sudden Impact And SPOOKS, The Music From Bullitt to Appear In Hei$t (March 31, 2008- Los Angeles, CA) – Aleph Records will release the soundtrack for Sudden Impact and SPOOKS on May 6.

Sudden Impact was the fourth film of the five film “Dirty Harry” series. Composer Lalo Schifrin returned to the series, after composing Dirty Harry and Magnum Force, but not the third film The Enforcer. Aleph Records has released the soundtracks for the first three films. With only excerpts released on the first “Dirty Harry” LP, Sudden Impact includes the complete score plus additional bonus tracks that have been remixed from the original multi-track masters.

In addition, on May 6, Aleph Records will release the soundtrack for SPOOKS via iTunes, a new military horror series from Devil’s Due Publishing. SPOOKS was created and co-written by Schifrin’s son Ryan. The comic is a hit and has sold out within its first week and all four issues will be turned into a graphic novel in July. The music appears on the website for the comic (www.spooksthecomic.com).

Lalo previously scored the film Abominable for Ryan Schifrin. CODEMASTERS has licensed tracks from the film Bullitt, composed by Lalo Schifrin. HEI$T™ is an all-new job pullin’, bank robbin’ action-driving game set in a gritty San Francisco, circa 1969. HEI$T has gamers taking charge of a group of renegade criminals as they rob, steal and shoot their way throughout the city, all the while their sights set on the big score: taking the San Francisco Mint. The video game will be released in the summer of 2008. Composer Lalo Schifrin is a true Renaissance man.

As a pianist, composer and conductor, he is equally at home conducting a symphony orchestra, performing at an international jazz festival, scoring a film or television show, or creating works for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the London Philharmonic and even The Sultan of Oman. He has written more than 100 scores for films and television including the classic scores for Mission: Impossible, Mannix, The Fox, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, Dirty Harry, The Cincinnati Kid, and The Amityville Horror.

Schifrin’s recent film scores include Tango, all 3 films from the Rush Hour trilogy, Bringing Down The House, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, After the Sunset, and Abominable. To date, Lalo Schifrin has won four Grammy™ Awards (with twenty-one nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and received six Oscar™ nominations. Sudden Impact will be available in stores and via iTunes on May 6, 2008. SPOOKS will be available via iTunes on May 6.

For more information please contact Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions @ 212.533.6864 or beth@cinemediapromotions.com

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