Fresh Sound Records

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Fresh Sound , or Fresh Sound Records , is a Spanish jazz label that is based in Barcelona and initially specialized in re-releases of American jazz.


Fresh Sound was founded in 1983 by Jordi Pujol, initially as a reissue label for jazz from the 1950s. Out of print albums of classic jazz labels such as RCA Victor , Columbia , Capitol , Pacific Jazz , Liberty , Barclay , ABC-Paramount, Decca , Atlantic , Fantasy , Blue Note , Roost , Roulette , Bethlehem , Argo as well as jazz recordings by now largely forgotten small labels such as by Andex , Hi-Hat, GNP , Everest, HiFi Jazz , Lighthouse, Counterpoint, Signature, Jubilee , Esoteric, Dawn and others.

The label brought out new releases of out of print recordings by Manny Albam , Chet Baker , Pete Candoli , June Christy , Buck Clayton , Sonny Criss , Miles Davis and the Hi-Hat All Stars , Blossom Dearie , Maynard Ferguson , Coleman Hawkins , Bobby Jaspar , Mark Murphy , Jack Nimitz , Charlie Parker , Art Pepper , Gene Quill , Kurt Rosenwinkel , Annie Ross , Paul Quinichette , Jimmy Raney , Shorty Rogers , Pete Rugolo , Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars , Cy Touff , Stu and Claude Williamson . Fresh Sound also released rare sessions by American artists that had originated in Spain, such as the Barcelona Sessions by Don Byas and George Johnson in 1947/1949, recordings by the Madrid Jazz Group from 1964 to 1981 and Frank Wess ' Session by 1992 with the Paris-Barcelona Swing Connection .

In the 1990s the company expanded its activities to include younger artists. On the sub-label Fresh Sound New Talents , it has since released CDs by Ambrose Akinmusire , Seamus Blake / Kurt Rosenwinkel , Rebecca Martin , Brad Mehldau , Dave Liebman and the Lluís Vidal Trio, Chris Cheek , Sam Harris , Max Johnson , Vinny Golia , Maikel Vistel , John Raymond and Nat Su as well as Spanish jazz musicians such as Pablo Ablanedo , Omer Avital , Gorka Benitez , Albert Bover , Vardan Ovsepian , Eladio Reinón , Mercedes Rossy and Perico Sambeat . Historical recordings of jazz in Barcelona have also been reissued by Orquesta Demon's Jazz .

The label was awarded the Prix ​​de la Meilleure Réédition ou du Meilleur Inédit 2012 by the French Académie du Jazz for its outstanding artist catalog work and its re-publications .

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Individual evidence

  1. Palmarès 2012 de l'Académie du Jazz , of January 16, 2013, accessed February 3, 2013 (French)