Landmark Records

Landmark Records
Founded 1985 (1985)
Founder Orrin Keepnews
Defunct 1992 (1992)
Status Inactive
Genre Jazz
Country of origin U.S.

Landmark Records was an American jazz record company and label founded in 1985 by Orrin Keepnews. Landmark's releases included music by Donald Byrd, Jack DeJohnette, Jimmy Heath, Vincent Herring, Bobby Hutcherson, Mulgrew Miller, Buddy Montgomery, and reissues of Cannonball Adderley.[1]

Its catalogue also included two jazz albums by the Kronos Quartet in which they covered the work of Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk. Landmark was bought by Muse Records in 1993. Muse and Landmark were acquired by 32 Jazz in 1996.[2][3][4][5] In 2003, Savoy Jazz (which had become a subsidiary of Nippon Columbia) acquired the rights to the Muse and Landmark catalogs from 32 Jazz.[6]


1300 Series


(1301–1307 were released under The Cannonball Addderley Collection Volumes 1–7 and consisted of the Riverside Records masters (originally produced by Orrin Keepnews) that Adderley took with him when he moved to Capitol Records after Riverside Records went bankrupt. This explains why these were never released as part of the "Original Jazz Classics" series from Fantasy Records, the subsequent owner of the Riverside Records catalog–in addition, V.7 was previously unreleased in the US).

500/1500 Series

See also


  1. Kernfeld, Barry (2002). Kernfeld, Barry, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 545. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  2. Bessman, Jim (18 January 1997). "32 Proves To Be A Prodigious Number For Producer/Label Head Joel Dorn". Billboard: 40–41. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  3. Gitler, Ira; Leonard Feather (2007) [1999]. "Preface". The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford University Press. Page 21 in Google Books preview. ISBN 9780199729074. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  4. Jacobs, Qa'id. Groove Jammy: Rare Groove Classics from the Muse Catalog at AllMusic
  5. Hunter Jr., Al (4 March 1999). "Jazz For The Masses 32 Records Is Carving Out A Niche With Reissued Tracks". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  6. Porter, Christopher (16 January 2003). "Savoy Acquires Muse & Landmark Catalogs". JazzTimes. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  7. "Complete discography listing".
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