"A Guide to 60 Independent Labels. Over the last 20 or so years we have witnessed an explosition in music related books, this one being a most welcome addition that fills a hole in that ever growing library. Born out of necessity and a love of the music and the records, the aim of this book is to offer a guide to a selection of independent labels and their releases of free jazz and improvisation between 1965 and 1985, with 1965 being the year when ESP-Disk' started out as the first independent label dedicated to the music covered in this book, and 1985 being the year that the CD slowly started to take over as the main sound carrier. 60 labels are presented, each with an introduction and a discography, either complete or by the author´s personal choice. There are also 64 sleeve illustrations, including some extremely rare ones, as well as forewords by Swedish sax player and composer Mats Gustafsson and Rune Grammofon´s founder Rune Kristoffersen. Finally, there is a conversation between Kristoffersen and music writer Rob Young. Author Johannes Rřd is working freelance as an art historian and conservator and has written several books on visual art. He is also an avid record collector since the late sixties and most of the sleeve illustrations are from his own collection." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | NO| 2014| RUNE GRAMMOFON | 39.90

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