Nine Winds

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Nine Winds
Founded 1977 (1977)
Founder Vinny Golia
Genre Free jazz, avant-garde jazz, avant-garde music
Country of origin U.S.
Location Los Angeles, California
Official website

Nine Winds is an American jazz record label that was founded in 1977 by Vinny Golia.[1][2][3]

Golia is a self-taught musician who plays over twenty woodwind instruments, in addition to brass.[2] In the early 1970s, he believed it was impossible for musicians who lived outside New York City to get contracts with record labels. He founded Nine Winds to produce his own albums and that of others who played free jazz, avant-garde jazz, and other forms of avant-garde music that were difficult to sell. He issued several of his own albums, then the debut album by guitarist Nels Cline. The roster grew to include unconventional music by Alex Cline, Jeff Gauthier, and Wayne Peet. Although he intended to do the job temporarily, he has run Nine Winds for thirty-five years.[2]



  1. ^ O'Connell, Sean J. (6 June 2012). "Vinny Golia: Far From the Whole Wheat Movement". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Layne, Joslyn. "Vinny Golia | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Kernfeld, Barry, ed. (2002). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 156. ISBN 1-56159-284-6. 

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