Michael Brecker has signed with the Heads Up label. Expect a new release from the tenor titan in 2005. . . Stanley Jordan is finally back after a decade-long absence from the studio. He’s on the new CD by the Italian jazz band Novecento. Look for Novecento featuring Stanley Jordan – Dreams of Peace on the Favored Nations label on July 27. . . Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola, and Jean-Luc have reunited and their Rite of Strings band is out on tour . . . The Clinton Administration, the all-star funk band with Robert Walter, Stanton Moore, Fareed Haque, and more, follow up last year’s tribute to George Clinton with Take You Higher. The new CD pays equal jazz/funk respect to the music of Sly and the Family Stone. Look for it on May 25.