JMT Records

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JMT Records was a German record label, based in Munich, founded by Stefan F. Winter in 1985, that specialised in contemporary jazz. It defunct in 1995.

In this 10 years JMT released the debuts of Steve Coleman, Greg Osby, Cassandra Wilson, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Robin Eubanks and Gary Thomas defining M-Base as their common ground, alongside recordings of musicians associated with the New York downtown scene as Mark Feldman, Mark Dresser and Hank Roberts (as Arcado String Trio) or the latter with Tim Berne and Joey Baron together as Miniature and with other bands. Herb Robertson was the voice and arranger of The Little Trumpet, written by producer Stefan Winter himself; Bill Frisell, Bob Stewart and Anthony Cox took part among others. Craig Harris' Cold Sweat released two albums tributed to James Brown and John McLaughlin Live at the Royal Festival Hall with Trilok Gurtu and Kai Eckhardt was very much acclaimed in 1990. European musicians such as Django Bates, Marc Ducret and Peter Herborn were also part of the label's portfolio. But the most profound bond Winter had with Paul Motian, who had eleven releases between 1988 and 1995 on JMT alone and followed the producer to his new label Winter & Winter. A second musician who continued working with Winter is Uri Caine.

Winter & Winter re-released the entire JMT catalogue.

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