Blue Note

Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis. Francis Wolff became involved shortly afterwards. It derives … Read More

Concord Jazz

(Est. 1973, includes Jazz Alliance, Neon Tonic, and Playboy Jazz) From solo performances to big bands, Concord‘s flagship label, Concord Jazz, has been releasing critically acclaimed jazz recordings … Read More

EmArcy Records

In 1954 Irving Green and producer Bob Shad started the EmArcy label as the jazz strand of the US division of Mercury Records. Creating the name from a … Read More

GRP Records

We were crafting records for an educated consumer, one that loved jazz, but wanted the complete package. Yet in retrospect it was not all clearly thought out, much … Read More


If Blue Note personifies jazz steeped in heritage and Verve embodies a sense of cool, then impulse! says fresh, forward movement and a … Read More

The Jazz Labels

Celebrating jazz and the great music of Blue Note, Verve, impulse!, Concord & more. Read More

Original Jazz Classics

Created under the Fantasy umbrella in 1982, at the advent of the then-new compact disc format, Original Jazz Classics has been a tremendously successful program of CD reissues. Read More


Like several other prominent jazz producers of the fifties, Prestige founder Bob Weinstock started out as a traditional jazz (New Orleans/Dixieland) fan but soon found himself standing at … Read More


There is no single record label that has introduced more people to jazz than Verve Records. Having previously started Clef Records and Norgran, labels that included … Read More