This month we proudly introduce Jazz Village - a new label from harmonia mundi. The label's mission is to bring together all the jazz and blues recordings from the HM label group under one roof, to shine a well-deserved spotlight on the company's acclaimed efforts in these key genres. Our debut release gets things off to a smashing start, with a major new recording from a jazz legend. Blue Moon is not just Ahmad Jamal's latest album, it's his latest masterpiece - suffused with a feeling reminiscent of his greatest periods with Chess and Impulse. The album features original compositions of pure majesty and brilliant new interpretations of classics and standards. Each of the album's nine tracks showcases Jamal's creative reinvention of swing, provides a pretext for some breathtaking melodies and sophisticated syncopations that are guaranteed to amaze. Accompanied by three impeccable guardians of tempo, on Blue Moon, Jamal is clearly at the peak of his artistry.