Original Jazz Classics

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Original Jazz Classics
Parent companyConcord Music Group
Founded1983 (1983)
Distributor(s)Concord Music Group
Country of originU.S.
Official websiteOJC at Concord

Original Jazz Classics (or OJC) is a record label that founded in 1983 as an imprint of Fantasy Records.[1]

Under this name original editions of jazz LPs have been reissued on CD and LP, and formerly on cassette as well. The recordings in the series were originally released on Riverside, Prestige, Contemporary, and other labels that were later purchased or absorbed by Fantasy. A limited edition series was begun in the late 1980s. In 2010, Concord Music Group began the series Original Jazz Classics Remasters to release remastered versions of albums with new liner notes and previously unreleased songs.[2]

Original Blues Classics, a sister series, is organised on similar principles and dedicated to albums by blues performers.

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  1. ^ Kernfeld, Barry, ed. (2002). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Vol. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 201. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  2. ^ "Original Jazz Classics - Concord Music Group". Concord Music Group. Retrieved 17 March 2017.

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