Freedom Records

This article is about the Jazz record label. For the short-lived subsidiary of Liberty Records, see Freedom (record label). For the R&B label, see Freedom Records (Houston based label).
Freedom Records
Parent company Arista Records
Founder Alan Bates
Distributor(s) Polydor Records
Transatlantic Records
Genre Jazz
Country of origin U.S.

Freedom Records was a jazz record label, headed by Shel Safran[1] and founded by Alan Bates as a division of Black Lion Records.[2]

Individual recordings were distributed via Polydor Records and Transatlantic Records during the early 1970s before the company was bought by Arista Records with the imprint dubbed Arista/Freedom in 1975.[3]


See also


  1. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (21 November 1970). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 84–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. Kennedy, Gary (2002). Barry Kernfeld, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 848. ISBN 1561592846.
  3. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (11 January 1975). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 3–. ISSN 0006-2510.

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