ICTUS Records

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ICTUS Records
Founded1976 (1976)
FounderAndrea Centazzo, Carla Lugli
Country of originItaly
Official websitewww.ictusrecords.com

ICTUS Records is an avant-garde jazz record label founded in 1976 by Andrea Centazzo and Carla Lugli.[1][2][3][4]


ICTUS in Bologna, Italy

Andrea Centazzo and his wife at the time, Carla Lugli, founded ICTUS in Bologna, Italy, in 1976.[5] Centazzo is a drummer, percussionist, electronicist, and composer. ICTUS folded in 1984 due to financial duress and the divorce of Centazzo and Lugli.[6]

ICTUS in Long Beach, California

Centazzo revived ICTUS in 2006 in Long Beach, California,[7] initially, to raise funds for Bosnian refugees.[2] On January 1, 2006, ICTUS released ICTUS Records' 30th Anniversary Collection, a 12-volume CD retrospective of its work.[8] In 2010, ICTUS released its Ictus 35th Anniversary Collection on 1 CD.[9]

Selected artists[edit]

Other labels and studios by the same name[edit]

  • Free jazz artists Ed Summerlin and Don Heckman recorded three albums between 1965 and 1967 on a label of the same name;[10] but that label was not affiliated with that of this article.
  • Producciones Ictus, aka ICTUS Studios, is based in Mexico City and is not affiliated


  1. ^ Lexikon des Jazz (in German), Jürgen Wölfer (de) (ed.), Sankt Andrä-Wördern, Austria: Hannibal Verlag (1999); OCLC 246200865
  2. ^ a b Free Jazz and Free Improvisation: An Encyclopedia, Vol. 1 (A–J), by Todd S. Jenkins, Greenwood Press (2004), pg. 182; OCLC 873596704, 61142235
  3. ^ "Review: Danger High Voltage", by arwulf arwulf (fi) (pseudonym of Theodore R. Grenier; born 1957), AllMusic (retrieved 16 April 2014)
  4. ^ "About Ictus". Ictus Records. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  5. ^ "New Companies", Billboard, December 15, 1976, Vol. 88, No. 52, pg. 61, col. 2; ISSN 0006-2510
  6. ^ "Andrea Centazzo Interview", by Klemen Breznikar, It's Psychedelic, Baby (blog of Klemen Breznikar), March 13, 2012
  7. ^ "ICTUS Records Nights @ The Stone (NYC) April 1-14", , by Michael Ricci, All About Jazz, March 21, 2012
  8. ^ ICTUS Records' 30th Anniversary Collection, ICTUS Records (2006); OCLC 69017094
  9. ^ ICTUS 35th Anniversary Collection, ICTUS Records (2010); OCLC 805069015
  10. ^ a b TJD Online, Tom Lord (ed.), Chilliwack, Canada: Lord Music Reference Inc. (retrieved 16 April 2014); OCLC 182585494, 690104143

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