HighNote Records

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HighNote Records
Founded1997 (1997)
FounderBarney Fields
Joe Fields
Country of originU.S.
LocationNew York City
Official websitewww.jazzdepot.com

HighNote Records is a jazz record company and label founded by Joe Fields with his son, Barney Fields, in 1997.

Joe Fields worked for Prestige Records in the 1960s, and in the 1970s founded Muse Records. After he sold Muse, he started the Highnote and Savant labels with his son, Barney. Many of the artists on Highnote previously recorded for Muse.[1]

The catalogue includes Cindy Blackman, Larry Coryell, Joey DeFrancesco, Charles Earland, Russell Gunn, Etta Jones, Sheila Jordan, Houston Person, and Jimmy Ponder.[2]


Sister label[edit]

  • Fedora Records, founded in the late 1990s[3]


  1. ^ Sunderland, Celeste (28 October 2003). "HighNote/Savant Records". www.allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Gary (2002). Kernfeld, Barry, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 237. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  3. ^ "Joe Fields, Exec at Several Key Jazz Labels, Dead at 88 – Founder of Muse, HighNote and Savant Records produced hundreds of jazz recordings," by Jeff Tamarkin, JazzTimes, July 16, 2017

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