Catalyst Records (jazz)

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Catalyst Records
Founded 1975 (1975)
Defunct 1977 (1977)
Status Defunct
Genre Jazz
Country of origin U.S.
Location Los Angeles

Catalyst Records was a record company and label that specialized in jazz. It was formed in Los Angeles in 1975. Catalyst released both new recordings and reissues. The catalogue was available through the 1980s, though recording ceased in 1977. This label is different from the subsidiary of BMG which was founded in the early 1990s.[1]

Catalyst released new albums by Gary Bartz, Hadley Caliman, Frank Foster, Terumasa Hino, Ahmad Jamal, Irene Kral, Sam Most, Sonny Stitt, and Frank Strazzeri. It reissued albums by Paul Gonsalves, Charlie Mariano, and Michał Urbaniak.[1]





  1. ^ a b Kernfeld, Barry (2002). Barry Kernfeld, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 407. ISBN 1561592846. 

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