Challenge Records (1994)

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To be distinguished from Challenge Records (1920s) and Challenge Records (1950s)[1]
Challenge Records
Challenge Records logo.jpg
Founded1994 (1994)
FounderHein van de Geyn
Anne de Jong
Joost Leijen
Distributor(s)Challenge Records International
GenreJazz, classical
Country of originNetherlands

Challenge Records is a record company and label in the Netherlands founded by Hein van de Geyn, Anne de Jong, and Joost Leijen in 1994. Its catalogue includes music by Nat Adderley, Paul Bollenback, Bob Brookmeyer, Keith Ingham, Rick Margitza, Enrico Pieranunzi, Yitzhak Yedid, Clark Terry, Jasper van 't Hof, Eric Ineke and Eric Vloeimans.[2]


Challenge's labels include Buzz, Between The Lines, Challenge Classics, Challenge Jazz Records, V-Flow, Double Moon (producer Volker Dueck),[3] Challenge Jazz (producer Hein van de Geyn),[4] Challenge Legacy, Retrieval (restorations by John R. T. Davies),[5] Daybreak (producer Fred Dubiez),[6] Timeless Jazz Legacy, A Records, JJ-Tracks, PineHill, Van Dyck Records, Supertracks Records, Drukplaten, Fineline, SunnyMoon Records, and Antoine Marchand.[7]

Challenge also distributes many independent Dutch and German jazz labels.

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  1. ^ The Encyclopedia of Country Music Challenge Records established Los Angeles, California, March 1957; ended 1976 Challenge Records
  2. ^ Kennedy, Gary (2002). Barry Kernfeld (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 415. ISBN 1561592846.
  3. ^ "Jazz from Germany – Structures: Double Moon". Goethe Institute. Retrieved 2015-05-13. "Several jazz labels are grouped under the umbrella of Cologne's "Deutschen Media Productions GmbH & Co Kg," among them Between The Lines (founded 1999, 46 titles), but above all Double Moon (founded 1998, 91 albums) under the leadership of Volker Dueck, with a clear focus on young German jazz."
  4. ^ "Hein Van De Gein". Jazz in Belgium. Retrieved 2015-05-13. "1994 was also the year in which Hein co-founded with Anne de Jong and Joost Leijen the Jazz label Challenge Records, for which he has produced, and is still producing, a growing number of successful recordings. Two of them in fact received an Edison (Denise Jannah in 1994, Eric Vloeimans in 1999) for best recording of the year. In 2004 Hein became the sole owner of Challenge Jazz Records and is slowly expanding the catalogue."
  5. ^ "Catalogue: Retrieval". Challenge Records International. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  6. ^ "Concert Tour and New CD by Harmonica Player Jan Verwey: Jan Verwey Meets Bert van den Brink: Standards & Other Pieces". Europe Jazz Network. Retrieved 2015-05-13. "The CD Standards & Other Pieces is produced by Fred Dubiez on his label Day-Break, and released by Challenge Records."
  7. ^ "Catalogue". Challenge Records International. Retrieved 2015-05-13.

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