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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

March 11, 2009


Billboard Magazine states: “Chappell’s piano melodies are timeless, moving… captivating…”

Since the release of his breakthrough solo piano collection "Tender Ritual" in 1985, Jim has been acknowledged as one of contemporary music’s most engaging composers and performers. With 14 albums to his credit, Chappell has toured worldwide to sold out audiences, his concerts being filmed and nationally televised. Several of Jim’s albums have received heavy national and international airplay on Smooth Jazz format radio stations, with Chappell’s "Over The Top" making it to No. 1 on the national charts in 1993.

His music has been used on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Several Barbara Walters’ Specials, The Summer and Winter Olympic Games, MTV, One Life To Live, and the Drew Carey Show. Gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano skated to Jim’s beautiful piece "Gone" in a nationally televised Thanksgiving Day broadcast presentation. Chappell was the only music artist to perform at Robert DeNiro’s 50th birthday party, where he played solo piano to a hushed and enthusiastic audience of who’s who in the film industry.

Universal Records is proud to announce the Philippines-only CD release of "The Best Of Jim Chappell". The 13 track album includes some of Chappell's most memorable melodies taken from his vast collection of piano compositions. One highlight of this exclusive release is the inclusion of a previously unreleased track entitled "You're Here".

1 comment:

Wesley Brewer said...

Tender Ritual is one of the best new age albums of all time. Jim Chappell is all about life music.