Avant Records

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Avant Records
Avant Records logo.jpg
Parent company DIW, Disk Union
Founded 1992 (1992)
Founder John Zorn
Kazunori Sugiyama
Defunct 2004 (2004)
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Koch
Genre Jazz, improvised music, experimental music
Country of origin Japan
Location Chiyoda, Tokyo

Avant Records was a record label based in Japan that specialized in avant-garde jazz and experimental music which released more than 80 albums between 1992 and 2004 .[1][2] The label was started in 1992 by John Zorn, a composer and saxophonist, as an subsidiary of the Japanese DIW Records. In 1995 Zorn started Tzadik Records in New York with Kazunori Sugiyama as an output for his own albums and several artists that appeared on Avant.



  1. ^ Rate Your Music: Label details, accessed July 20, 2018
  2. ^ Discgs: Label entry, accessed July 20, 2018