Signal records

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Signal Records was an American jazz - label , the center existed until the late 1950s.

The short-lived record label Signal Records was founded and operated in New York in 1955 by Don Schlitten, Ira Gitler and others. Its carefully prepared recording sessions and the quality of the albums in terms of sound, design and liner notes earned it a great reputation among critics. However, the company was short-lived and released only a few records. The catalog was sold to Savoy Records in 1958 .

First release was a 12-inch Gigi Gryce album ; This was followed by recordings by Duke Jordan ( Duke Jordan Trio & Quintet , 1955), Cecil Payne / Kenny Dorham , Red Rodney , as well as two LPs from 1955 from Signals Laboratory Series by Hall Overton and Duke Jordan. The label released some play along LPs for musicians; this development was then successfully copied by Music Minus One .


Individual evidence

  1. Don Schlitten then worked at Prestige Records and founded the Coblestone and Xanadu labels in the 1970s.
  2. archive the Albums Cover with Birkajazz