Gramavision Records

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Gramavision Records
Parent companyRykodisc
Founded1979 (1979)
FounderJonathan F.P. Rose
Country of originU.S.
LocationKatonah, New York

Gramavision Records is an American record label founded in 1979. Since 1994 it has been a subsidiary of Rykodisc. The label's music is largely jazz, blues and folk oriented but has touched on many other styles and genres.

In 1979, Jonathan F.P. Rose founded Gramavision in Katonah, New York. The early catalog consisted of free jazz by Ray Anderson, John Carter, Anthony Davis, and Bobby Previte; jazz fusion by John Scofield; funk by Medeski Martin & Wood; reggae by Oliver Lake; and soul by Jamaaladeen Tacuma.

After it was bought by Rykodisc, the label's headquarters moved to Salem, Massachusetts. in 1995, Gramavision released albums by Peter Apfelbaum, Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, and the Clusone Trio.[1]



  1. ^ Kernfeld, Barry (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 78. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  2. ^ "Gramavision Records". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 October 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • P. Verna. "Rhino to Distribute Gramavision Titles: Deal Kicks in as Jazz Label's Mesa Contract Expires", Billboard, 104 (25 July 1992), p. 10
  • J. McAdams: "Gramavision Quietly Cranks out Collectibles: Label's Release Slate a Tribute to R&B, Funk, Jazz", Billboard, 105 (3 April 1993), p. 25
  • C. Morris. "Gramavision to Rejoin Indie Ranks with Ryko", Billboard, 106 (20 Aug 1994), p. 76
  • C. Morris. "Rykodisc Readies 1st Gramavision Catalog Releases", Billboard, 106 (3 Sept 1994), p. 12