Mapleshade Records

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Mapleshade Records is an American jazz based record label.

Mapleshade was founded in 1989 by Pierre Sprey, who had been recording since 1986.[1] Prior to his career in jazz recording, Sprey had worked as an aeronautical engineer in The Pentagon, designing A-10 and F-16 fighter jets.[1] The label is based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. A sister label, Wildchild Records, was founded in 1995. In later years the label branched into R&B and blues.

Sprey designed Mapleshade's recording equipment himself.[2]

Artists who have released material on Mapleshade Records[edit]


  1. ^ a b Interview with Pierre Sprey at
  2. ^ Gary W. Kennedy, "Mapleshade". Grove Jazz online.
  3. ^ "Archie Edwards biography by Linda Seida". Retrieved September 15, 2011.