Artists House

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Artists House
Founded1977 (1977)
FounderJohn Snyder
Defunct2006 (2006)
GenreJazz, free jazz, free funk, blues, blues rock, R&B
Country of originU.S.
LocationNew York City

Artists House was a jazz and blues record company and label established in 1977 by John Snyder.


The label released music by artists that label founder John Snyder had worked with while running the Horizon division of A&M Records, including Jim Hall, Paul Desmond, Charlie Haden, and Ornette Coleman. The label was the first in North America to release an album by James Blood Ulmer. Artist House reportedly gave its recording artists control over music selection, production and packaging.[1] In addition to working with jazz artists, Snyder also produced blues musicians including Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, James Cotton, and Etta James, and the blues-rock Derek Trucks Band.

Snyder released new blues band Scrapomatic in 2002.[2] Artists House also released Nancy Harrow, Oteil & The Peacemakers, Jason Crosby, Bob Brookmeyer & Kenny Wheeler, Steve Haines Quintet, Vijay Lytev albums in 2003.[3] Artists House released Nancy Harrow CD "The Cat Who Went to Heaven" in 2005. Snyder is currently president of Artists House Foundation.[4]


# Leader Album
1 Coleman, Ornette Body Meta
2 Desmond, Paul At Bourbon Street, Toronto 10/75
3 Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Rufus Reid, Harold Danko[5] Quartet
4 Haden, Charlie & Hampton Hawes As Long as There's Music
5 Hall, Jim & Red Mitchell Jim Hall and Red Mitchell
6 Coleman, Ornette Soapsuds, Soapsuds
7 Ulmer, James Blood Tales of Captain Black
8 Liebman, David Pendulum
9 Hill, Andrew From California with Love
10 Reed, Waymon 46th and 8th
11 Baker, Chet Once Upon a Summertime
12 Pepper, Art So in Love
13 Ulmer, James Blood Are You Glad to Be in America?
14 Evans, Gil Where Flamingos Fly

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kernfeld, Barry (2002). Barry Kernfeld (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 84. ISBN 1561592846.
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  4. ^ "About ArtistsHouse Music - ArtistshouseMusic". Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  5. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Thad Jones and the Mel Lewis Quartet - Thad Jones | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic.