Tone Center Records

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Tone Center Records
Parent companyThe Shrapnel Records Group
Founded1999 (1999)
FounderMike Varney
GenreJazz fusion
Country of originU.S.
Official websiteOfficial site

Tone Center Records is a record label devoted to jazz fusion. It was founded by Mike Varney, who started the rock music label Shrapnel Records in 1980.

The label grew out of Varney's admiration for the jazz fusion of the 1970s and groups such as The Tony Williams Lifetime, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, and Soft Machine. Tone Center's early releases included drummer Steve Smith and guitarists Larry Coryell, Frank Gambale, and Scott Henderson.[1]

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  1. ^ Woodard, Josef (January 1999). "Jazz Departments: Label Watch: Tone Center". Jazz Times. Retrieved 13 December 2016.

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