Jessica J Williams, jazz pianist, composerJessica J Williams, jazz pianist, composer

Jessica Williams: The Limited Editions

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Below, photos of my studio, where most of my new music for the Limited Edition Collection® is made.

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All of my major releases on Red and Blue Recordings are printed by a major and well-respected CD duplication service. On the other hand, the Limited Edition Collection, which features some of my most significant, original, and personal music, is all manufactured "in-house".

Fri, 6 July 2010: "Hey Jessica! The Limited Editions are great! They are beautiful to listen to and to look at! Your Photoshop skill is pretty impressive, and it really makes these editions extra special. The sound is incredible. Who needs a label stamp and shrink wrap when it's better to have your signature? Thank you for 'personalizing' them too. It's a special and beautiful package!" - M___, Australia

Click here for a close-up of the Greneral Releases Click here for a close-up of the Limited Editions
General releases Limited Editions

 

My process for making a Limited Edition: these albums are not made on a computer. These are burned on professional cd stack duplication hardware, in-house.

Below, the CD stand-alone stack duplicator.

duplicatorI can only make a certain number at a time, so large orders (10 cds or more) may take me up to 10 or 14 days to fill. I am so happy to be able to put this Music out there, without all the strings and limitations of a major label and all the heartache that goes with it.

NOTE: we do NOT use shrink-wrap - it violates our environmental policy, and I'd have to remove it to sign the CDs anyway. I also won't ever release ANYTHING that I don't absolutely love, and all releases are aurally equal or superior to mass-produced CDs.

I decided that even my own company needed to provide a special outlet for the most important works that are best appreciated by art-literate individuals who possess an intense love of inspired, creative, original Music and an equally intense disdain for ecologically evil shrink-wrap, over-produced soulless displays of ego-driven 'me me me music, transparent media hype, lame liner notes, and digipaks.

This is the Music that I treasure, much of it considered too "experimental", "controversial", or "inaccessible" for general release by the corporate music industry. It's a great joy to make Music and not have to listen to "play faster - play this - play that" from a CEO who knows more about investment banking than he does about music. All of the Music you'll find here is without hooks, agendas, and hype.

See a close-up of the General Releases

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The entire Red and Blue catalog includes, so far, the following releases:

General Releases Catalog

The Limited Edition Catalog

 

Below: what your CDs look like before I cut the covers and assemble them. These are the general releases. You'll find these and the Limited Editions HERE

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This site is dedicated to John Coltrane, Glenn Gould, Elvin Jones, Mary Lou Williams, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, and all who have devoted their lives and their souls to Music. "I want to be a force for good. I know there are bad forces here that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the force which is truly good." - John Coltrane

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