Chesky Records

  • This Chesky Records compilation album is #18 on the Jazz Album Chart and #11 on the Traditional Jazz Albums Chart.

  • The new Chesky Records release, Casey Abrams "Put A Spell On You" has debuted #3 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart, and #5 on the overall Jazz Albums chart.


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  • The documentary "Cuba and the Cameraman" is premiering at the Venice Film Festival this week and will then be on Netflix. It’s using "Tuna Se Quemó" and "Guaguancó Pa' Las Tumbadoras" from Chesky Records artist The Conga Kings.
  • Limehouse Blues from Chesky Records/MPM renown jazz artist Wycliffe Gordon will be used in the pilot episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiere - March 17 on amazon
  • Chesky Records is proud to announce that iconic vocalist, Macy Gray, will be releasing a new album on Chesky Records this fall. The new album, currently untitled, will show a new side to the singer, pairing her with an impressive jazz ensemble that includes Russell Malone, Ari Hoenig, Daryl Johns, and Wallace Roney. She'll revisit some of her classic songs in addition to providing some new material and her interpretations of others' classic songs. Gray released her debut album, On How Life Is, in 1999 to great success. In 2001 she won a Grammy for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her second single, “I Try,” which was also nominated for Song of the Year. With a handful of releases between then and now, this album will demonstrate Gray's versatility as she trades Pop production for authentic performance on this stripped and bare expression of raw emotion. The album promises to not only be engaging and catchy, but timeless.
  • Chesky Records new release, The New Appalachians "From The Mountaintop" is now #13 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts.

    The New Appalachians "FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP" Featuring Dave Eggar, Chuck Palmer, Noah Wall, Jacob Baine, Tommy Norris, Tyler Hughes, Tony Maceli & C. Lanzbom with seventeen songs whose history can be traced back decades or even centuries through the Appalachian region. "From The Mountaintop" is another hallmark in traditional music and part of the Chesky Binaural + Series.

    Click on the above CD cover to stream songs Manhattan/Chesky control all rights to.


  • Here is a very thoughtful article about one of Chesky Records Artists "Phil Woods" who recently passed away. The three CD's he recorded with Chesky Records are JD047 - Real Life,  JD146 - Astor & Elis and SACD268 - Here's To My Lady. This amazing Jazz Musician will be missed.

  • The new promo "ULtimate Wedding Hookup" for ABC's Chasing Life licensed Richard Wagner "Bridal Chorus" from our Chesky Classical Record Label SACD230- Great Opera Choruses.

  • We at Manhattan and Chesky Records are deeply saddened by the recent loss of an industry icon, incredible musician, and beautiful person...Bob Belden.
    He passed away this May at the age of 58. Bob has been featured on several Chesky Recordings including a new one coming out in June. He will be dearly missed.

  • We have a new unique CD available for download:

     LT69 Female Jazz Vocals – New to our exciting series of dual releases with sister company Chesky Records is a CD featuring renowned jazz vocalist Alexis Cole lending her darkly alluring, deep-toned vocals to the timeless melodies from the parlor song era and Tin Pan Alley days (roughly 1910 to the early 1920s).  Leading her quartet of guitarist Saul Rubin, saxophonist-clarinetist Dan Block, bassist Pat O’Leary and drummer Phil Stewart, Cole performs 12 jazz classics for any scenes requiring an air of cool sophistication. Go to for extra Instrumental versions and Retro Mixes of Lyric and Instrumental versions for each track.

     This CD was recorded in Binaural which uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments.  No other library songs have ever been recorded this way!


     Check out the demo video: