Avant Records

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Avant Records
Parent company DIW, Disk Union
Founded 1992 (1992)
Founder John Zorn
Kazunori Sugiyama
Defunct 1995 (1995)
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Koch
Genre Jazz, improvised music, experimental music
Country of origin Japan

Avant Records was a record label based in Japan that specialized in avant-garde jazz and experimental music. The label was started in 1992 by John Zorn, a composer and saxophonist, as an offshoot of DIW Records. Some 80 albums were released on Avant before Zorn started Tzadik Records in 1995.