Join our effort to re-issue Kurt Rosenwinkel’s 2003 album Heartcore, a seminal record in contemporary jazz. With your help we will release a limited edition of a new and highly updated version of Heartcore in Autumn 2021.
Since the initial release in 2003, Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Heartcore has been lauded by casual listeners and musicians alike for its forward-thinking vision and conception and seamless integration of electronic elements with acoustic jazz interplay. The album features Kurt Rosenwinkel on guitar, voice, and synthesizer, Mark Turner on saxophone, Jeff Ballard on drums, Ethan Iverson on piano, and was produced by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. Much has changed since the early 2000’s- all of the musicians involved with Heartcore have since risen to the forefront of the global contemporary music scene, and the album itself has gained the status of a ‘cult classic’ in many circles. Music technology has changed and advanced as well, and the possibilities of digital home studio production are nearly endless. Rosenwinkel has moved on from Universal Music to create his own label, the aptly-titled Heartcore Records, where he continues to push the boundaries of his art.
Now, Rosenwinkel and Heartcore Records plan to release an updated version of Heartcore, making use of today’s advanced music technology. This new version of Heartcore promises to be even more spellbinding than the first iteration, and will be released as a top quality Double Vinyl LP in limited production. In addition, Kurt Rosenwinkel will arrange his brilliant composition “Love in the Modern World” for a live chamber orchestra.
In order to accomplish this ambitious and unparalleled project, Heartcore Records must buy the Heartcore licensing rights from Universal Music before work can begin on remixing and remastering the album. We want you, the listener, the avid supporter of creativity to be involved as we aim to reach our €18,000 crowdfunding goal. Each and every contribution moves us one step closer to achieving this milestone.