|Founder||Joel Dorn and Robert Miller|
|Genre||Jazz, Blues, R&B, Pop|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
|Location||New York City|
32 Records was a record label established in 1995 by producer Joel Dorn and attorney Robert Miller. Its 32 Jazz imprint released a successful series of compilation albums. The label was named for Dorn's favorite sports number. 32 Records also released new material by artists such as The Jazz Passengers, and established 32 R&B, 32 Blues, 32 Groove and 32 Pop subsidiaries.
32 Records acquired the holdings of the Muse and Landmark labels, and established the 32 Jazz subsidiary in 1997 with the aim of re-issuing numerous jazz recordings. During the late 1990s, 32 Jazz released a successful series of inexpensive "Jazz for…" compilations. The first of these, Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon, was released in 1997 in conjunction with Elle. In 1999, 32 Jazz had become the top jazz label in the Billboard charts, before Verve Music Group merged its Verve and GRP holdings into a single output.
By 2000, Miller had become CEO of CDBeat, which owned 32 Records as a subsidiary. In March 2000, Dorn resigned from the company (he would form Label M later that year). Upon Dorn's departure, CDBeat announced that it would discontinue 32 Records by March 2001, although in June 2000 it hired producer Todd Barkan to replace Dorn. CDBeat, in turn, would become Spinrocket and then ConnectivCorp. Savoy Jazz acquired the rights to the Muse and Landmark catalogs from 32 Records in October 2003, and by the end of the year, ConnectivCorp had merged with Majesco Entertainment.
|32001||Looking for an Echo||Kenny Vance & the Planotones||first issue|
|32002||Revenge!||Charles Mingus||first non-bootleg release of this material||2CD|
|32003||The First Album||Roomful of Blues|
|32004||Prisoners of Love||Robert Miller Group||first release|
|32006||Pure Mose||Mose Allison|
|32007||Individually Twisted||The Jazz Passengers||first release|
|32008||For the Love of Monk||Various Artists||includes two previously unreleased Monk performances|
|32009||Endgame Brilliance||Sonny Stitt||Tune Up! (Muse MR 5334)
Constellation (Muse MR 5323)
|32010||The Complete Muse Sessions||Houston Person & Ron Carter||Something in Common (Muse MR 5376)
Now's the Time (Muse MR 5421)
|32011||The Complete Landmark Sessions||Kronos Quartet||Monk Suite (Landmark)
Music of Bill Evans (Landmark)
|32012||...on Second Thought||José Feliciano|
|32013||Back in the Day||Ike & Tina Turner||first release|
|32014||Lone Star Legend||David "Fathead" Newman||Still Hard Times (Muse)
|32015||Two Classic Albums||Roomful of Blues||Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson & Roomful of Blues (Muse MR 5282)
...with Big Joe Turner
|32016||Musique du Bois||Phil Woods||Muse|
|32017||Body & Soul||Al Cohn & Zoot Sims||Muse|
|32018||Bar Wars||Willis Jackson||first release|
|32019||The Moontrane||Woody Shaw||Muse (MR 5472)|
|32020||Lost and Found||Houston Person & Charles Brown||first release (tracks 1–7)
Wildflower (1977; Muse) (tracks 8-12)
|32022||Master Class||Hank Jones||'Bop Revisited (Muse)
Groovin' High (Muse)
|32023||Soft Spoken Here||Kenny Barron||Golden Lotus (Muse)
Sunset to Dawn (Muse)
|32024||Last of the Line||Woody Shaw||Cassandrite (Muse)
Love Dance (Muse)
|32025||Hit Jazz||Various Artists||compilation|
|32026||Songs That Made the Phone Light Up||Various Artists||compilation|
|32027||My Mother's Eyes||Etta Jones||Muse MR 5145|
|32028||Out of Nowhere||Sonny Stitt||Muse|
|32030||The Re-Entry||Jack McDuff|
|32031||Easy Easy||Johnny Lytle||Fast Hands (Muse)
Happy Ground (Muse)
|32032||Dog Years in the Fourth Ring||Rahsaan Roland Kirk||2CD unreleased material plus Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata (Atlantic SD 1578)||3CD|
|32034||Christmas with Houston Person & Etta Jones||Houston Person & Etta Jones|
|32035||Greatest Performances||Tom Jones||"...culled from his 1980-1981 TV series"||2CD|
|32036||Stolen ... & Other Moments||Mark Murphy||2CD|
|32037||Vibe Wise||Bobby Hutcherson||Good Bait (Landmark)
Color Schemes (Landscape)
|32038||First Half Highlights||Kenny Barron|
|32039||Dark Journey||Woody Shaw||compilation||2CD|
|32040||Lost in the Shuffle||Jimmy Reed||compilation|
|32042||Every Once in a While||Morgana King||I Just Can't Stop Loving You (Muse)
This Is Always (Muse)
|32044||According to Mr Roney||Wallace Roney||compilation||2CD|
|32045||Feelin' It Together||James Moody||Muse|
|32047||Groove's Groove||Richard "Groove" Holmes||compilation of Muse material|
|32048||Iron City||Grant Green||Muse|
|32050||Head and Heart||Pat Martino||Consciousness (Muse)
|32051||Just in Case You Forgot How Bad He Really Was||Sonny Stitt||first release|
|32052||Turkish Women at the Bath||Pete La Roca||Bliss by Chick Corea (Muse)||with John Gilmore|
|32053||It's Mister Fathead||David "Fathead" Newman||Fathead: Ray Charles Presents David Newman (Atlantic)
Straight Ahead (Atlantic)
Fathead Comes On (Atlantic)
House of David (Atlantic)
|32054||Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody||Hank Crawford||More Soul (Atlantic)
From the Heart (Atlantic)
Soul of the Ballad (Atlantic)
Dig These Blues (Atlantic)
|32055||Chapters 1 & 2||Mulgrew Miller|
|32056||Live in Philly||Zoot Sims||first release|
|32057||The Heavy Hitter||Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis|
|32058||Major Jazz, Minor Blues||Larry Coryell||compilation of Muse material|
|32059||The Man with the Big Front Yard||Yusef Lateef||The Complete Yusef Lateef (Atlantic)
Yusef Lateef's Detroit (Atlantic)
Hush 'n' Thunder (Atlantic)
The Doctor Is in ... and Out (Atlantic)
|32060||Aces Back to Back||Rahsaan Roland Kirk||Left & Right (Atlantic)
Rahsaan Rahsaan (Atlantic)
Prepare Thyself to Deal with a Miracle (Atlantic)
Other Folks Music (Atlantic)
|32061||Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon||Various Artists||compilation|
|32062||Willis ... with Pat||Pat Martino & Willis Jackson|
|32063||Jazz Standards||Mark Murphy||compilation of Muse material||2CD|
|32064||Laid Back||Kenny Burrell||compilation of Muse material|
|32065||Richie and Richie & Phil||Richie Cole||with Phil Woods|
|32066||Groove Jammy||Various Artists||compilation|
|32067||Greater Than the Sum of His Parts||Eddie Harris||The In Sound (Atlantic 1448)
Mean Greens (Atlantic 1453)
The Tender Storm (Atlantic 1478)
Silver Cycles (Atlantic 1517)
|32100||A Standing Eight||Rahsaan Roland Kirk||The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man (Warner Bros. BS 2918)
Kirkatron (Warner Bros. BS 2982)
Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real (Warner Bros. BSK 3085)
|32142||Left Hook, Right Cross||Rahsaan Roland Kirk||Volunteered Slavery (Atlantic SD 1534)
Blacknuss (Atlantic SD 1601)
Source: "32 Jazz: A Checklist"
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- Graybow, Steve (22 August 1998). "Jazz Blue Notes". Billboard: 31. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
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