Label Bleu is a French label for jazz , improvising music and world music founded in 1986 by the sound engineer Michel Orier and based in Amiens . The label is partially publicly funded and belongs to the “Maison de la Culture” in Amiens. Initially Orier was in charge, and since 2000 the producer Pierre Walfisz.
Initially, the label dedicated itself entirely to jazz, but from 1992 also to world music (sub-label “Indigo”) and from 2002 to electronic music (sub-label “Bleu Indigo”). His artists include leading French jazz musicians. In detail z. B. Henri Texier (with whom they had their first big success “An Indians Week” in 1993), Bojan Zulfikarpašić , Claude Barthélémy , Éric Legnini , Marc Ducret , Richard Galliano , Daniel Humair , Aldo Romano , Paolo Fresu , Rita Marcotulli , Enrico Rava , Orchester National de Jazz , Michel Portal , Julien Lourau , the English singer Piers Faccini , Malik Mezzadri , the cellist Vincent Ségal , the American Klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer , Louis Sclavis , Dave Liebman , George Russell and Steve Coleman . In 2005/6 the label got into financial difficulties due to slumps in the sales figures on their backlist (including their bestsellers such as the Trio Romano, Sclavis, Texier). After failed negotiations with Harmonia Mundi , the label temporarily stopped production in July 2007.