Xanadu Records

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Xanadu Records
Parent companySony Music Entertainment
Founded1975 (1975)
FounderDon Schlitten
Defunct1999 (1999)
Distributor(s)The Orchard
Country of originU.S.
Official websitexanadurecords.com

Xanadu Records was a jazz record label founded in 1975 by Don Schlitten. It was most active during the 1970s and 1980s and stopped recording in the 1990s.[1][2][3][4] The catalogue was bought by emusic in 1999, but no new music was produced.[2] In 2007, the catalogue was bought by The Orchard, which entered an agreement in 2015 with Elemental Music to reissue some of the catalog as the Xanadu Master Edition Series. The partnership planned to include albums by Kenny Barron, Bob Berg, Al Cohn, Sonny Criss, Joe Farrell, Barry Harris, Dexter Gordon, Albert Heath, Jimmy Heath, Duke Jordan, Charles McPherson, and Cecil Payne.[2][3][4]


# Leader Album
101 Allyn, David Don't Look Back
102 Powell, Bud Bud in Paris
103 Noto, Sam Entrance!
104 Chambers, Paul/Hampton Hawes East/West Controversy, The
105 Criss, Sonny Saturday Morning
106 Hines, Earl & Roy Eldridge At the Village Vanguard
107 Guy, Joe & Hot Lips Page Trumpet Battle at Minton's
108 Pepper, Art The Early Show
109 Farlow, Tal Fuerst Set
110 Cohn, Al Play It Now
111 Hawkins, Coleman Thanks for the Memory
112 Guy, Joe & Billie Holiday Harlem Odyssey
113 Harris, Barry Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron
114 Bishop, Walter Jr. Bish Bash
115 McPherson, Charles Beautiful!
116 Raney, Jimmy The Influence
117 Pepper, Art Late Show, The
118 Heath, Jimmy Picture of Heath
119 Farlow, Tal Second Set
120 Various Artists Bebop Revisited 1
121 Clark, Sonny Memorial Album
122 Various Artists International Jam Sessions
123 Various Artists Sweets, Lips & Lots of Jazz
124 Various Artists Bebop Revisited 2
125 Dorham, Kenny The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album
126 Monterose, J. R. Straight Ahead
127 Noto, Sam Act One
128 Tucker, Mickey Triplicity
129 Jones, Sam Cello Again
130 Harris, Barry Live in Tokyo
131 McPherson, Charles Live in Tokyo
132 Raney, Jimmy Live in Tokyo
133 Most, Sam Mostly Flute
134 Edwards, Teddy The Inimitable Teddy Edwards
135 Cuber, Ronnie Cuber Libre!
136 Cohn, Al & Dexter Gordon True Blue
137 Cohn, Al & Dexter Gordon Silver Blue
138 Cohn, Al Al Cohn's America
139 Coker, Dolo Dolo!
140 Raney, Jimmy Solo
141 Most, Sam Flute Flight
142 Coker, Dolo California Hard
143 Tucker, Mickey Sojourn
144 Noto, Sam Notes to You
145 Cohn, Al & Jimmy Rowles Heavy Love
146 Gray, Wardell Live in Hollywood
147 Coleman, Earl Song for You, A
148 Pepper, Art & Shorty Rogers Popo
149 McPherson, Charles New Horizons
150 Jones, Sam Changes & Things
151 Marsh, Warne Live in Hollywood
152 Butler, Frank The Stepper
153 Coker, Dolo Third Down
154 Harris, Barry Barry Harris Plays Barry Harris
155 Dunbar, Ted Opening Remarks
156 Cuber, Ronnie The Eleventh Day of Aquarius
157 Rowles, Jimmy We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together
158 Mitchell, Billy The Colossus of Detroit
159 Berg, Bob New Birth
160 Most, Sam From the Attic of My Mind
161 Hawes, Hampton Memorial Album
162 Various Artists Xanadu at Montreux '78 1
163 Various Artists Xanadu at Montreux '78 2
164 Various Artists Xanadu at Montreux '78 3
165 Various Artists Xanadu at Montreux '78 4
166 Drew, Kenny Home Is Where the Soul Is
167 Drew, Kenny For Sure!
168 Noto, Sam Noto-riety
169 Butler, Frank Wheelin' and Dealin'
170 McPherson, Charles Free Bop!
171 Various Artists Piano Players, The
172 Fruscella, Tony Bebop Revisited 3
173 Most, Sam & Joe Farrell Flute Talk
174 Farrell, Joe Skateboard Park
175 Coleman, Earl There's Something About an Old Love
176 Sprague, Peter Dance of the Universe
177 Harris, Barry Tokyo 1976 4/1,12,14/76
178 Coker, Dolo All Alone
179 Cohn, Al No Problem
180 Cohn, Al & Billy Mitchell Xanadu in Africa
181 Dunbar, Ted Secundum Artem
182 Mitchell, Billy De Lawd's Blues
183 Sprague, Peter The Path
184 Sprague, Peter Bird Raga
185 Cohn, Al Night Flight to Dakar
186 Eldridge, Roy At Jerry Newman's
187 Mover, Bob In the True Tradition
188 Barron, Kenny Kenny Barron at the Piano
189 Hawkins, Coleman Dutch Treat
190 Auld, Georgie Homage
191 Harris, Bill Memorial Album
192 Russell, Pee Wee Over the Rainbow
193 Sprague, Peter Message Sent on the Wind, The
194 Mover, Bob Things Unseen!
195 Hawkins, Coleman Jazz Tones
196 Dunbar, Ted Jazz Guitarist
197 Green, Bennie/James Moody Bebop Revisited 4
198 Kelly, Wynton Blues on Purpose
199 Norvo, Red Time in His Hands
200 Criss, Sonny Memorial Album
201 Various Artists Anniversary
202 Monk, Thelonious Live at the Village Gate
203 Hines, Earl 57 Varieties
204 Thompson, Lucky Brown Rose
205 Various Artists Bebop Revisited 5
206 Haig, Al Live in Hollywood
207 Eckstine, Billy I Want to Talk About You
208 Various Artists Bebop Revisited 6
209 Raney, Jimmy & Sonny Clark Together
210 Gibbs, Terry Bopstacle Course
213 Harris, Barry The Bird of Red and Gold


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (1998). All music guide to jazz : the experts' guide to the best jazz recordings (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books. p. 1341. ISBN 0-87930-530-4.
  2. ^ a b c "Xanadu Records". www.xanadurecords.com. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Xanadu Master Edition Series". Elemental Music. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Elemental Music to Reissue 25 Albums Originally on Xanadu Label - JazzTimes". JazzTimes. Retrieved 19 February 2017.