Grusin / Rosen Productions (GRP) was founded in 1976 as a music production company by pianist Dave Grusin and sound engineer Larry Rosen . 1978 Grusin and Rosen were a collaboration with Arista Records and began under the labels GRP and Arista / GRP panels bring out. With Dave Grusin's record Mountain Dance from 1979 GRP released the first (non- classical ) digitally recorded album. In 1980 GRP had a big hit with Funkin 'for Jamaica , a song from Tom Browne's Love Approach record . Another success came with the singer Angela Bofill . In 1982 the label split from Arista . At the same time, it became the first record label in the United States to release all recordings on compact discs (CD). In 1987 GRP entered into a cooperation with MCA Records , from which they were then taken over in 1990 and carried under the label MCA / GRP Records .
When MCA was transferred to the Universal Music Group in 1995 , Grusin and Rosen left the label. With the takeover of Polygram by Universal Music in 1998 and the subsequent restructuring within the group, the GRP label finally came under the umbrella of the Verve Music Group .
In GRP published artists and bands such as Chick Corea , Gary Burton , Lee Ritenour , Diane Schuur , Dave Valentin , Tom Scott , Kevin Eubanks , David Benoit , Larry Carlton , Spyro Gyra , the Rippingtons , the Yellowjackets and the GRP All-Star Big Band .