Inner City Records

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Inner City Records
Parent company Music Minus One
Founded 1976 (1976)
Founder Irv Kratka
Status Inactive
Genre Jazz
Country of origin U.S.
Location New York City

Inner City Records was a jazz record company and label founded by Irv Kratka in 1976 in New York City.[1]

The company was a division of Music Minus One and also owned the label Classic Jazz. It started with reissues, then moved on to new recordings covering various types of jazz.[1]

Inner City Records released over 60 albums between 1976 and 1980 and was voted the 1979 Record Label of the Year in the International Jazz Critics Poll.[2]

Many Inner City albums were also issued on the Japanese East Wind Records, including Sam Morrison's Dune, The Three (Joe Sample, Ray Brown, Shelly Manne), and albums from Japanese musicians Sadao Watanabe and Terumasa Hino.

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References[edit]

  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. 325. ISBN 1561592846. 
  2. ^ All about jazz