A report on Savoy Records

Savoy disc from the 1940s

American record company and label established by Herman Lubinsky in 1942 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Savoy disc from the 1940s

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Muse Records

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Jazz record company and label founded in New York City by Joe Fields in 1972.

Jazz record company and label founded in New York City by Joe Fields in 1972.

In 2003, Savoy Jazz (which had become a subsidiary of Nippon Columbia) acquired the rights to the Muse catalog (along with that of Landmark) from 32 Jazz.

J. J. Johnson

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American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger.

American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger.

In 1954, producer Ozzie Cadena, then with Savoy Records, convinced Johnson to set up a combo with trombonist Kai Winding: the "Jay and Kai Quintet".

Landmark Records

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American jazz record company and label founded in 1985 by Orrin Keepnews.

American jazz record company and label founded in 1985 by Orrin Keepnews.

In 2003, Savoy Jazz (which had become a subsidiary of Nippon Columbia) acquired the rights to the Muse and Landmark catalogs from 32 Jazz.

Archie Shepp in Warsaw, 2008

Archie Shepp

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American jazz saxophonist, educator and playwright who since the 1960s has played a central part in the development of avant-garde jazz.

American jazz saxophonist, educator and playwright who since the 1960s has played a central part in the development of avant-garde jazz.

Archie Shepp in Warsaw, 2008
Archie Shepp with the singer Shirley Bunnie Foy, with whom he recorded the 1975 album A Sea of Faces
Archie Shepp in France, 1982
Archie Shepp at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, August 19, 1982
Archie Shepp 2016

Shepp's first recording under his own name, Archie Shepp - Bill Dixon Quartet, was released on Savoy Records in 1962 and featured a composition by Ornette Coleman.

Herman Lubinsky

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Lubinsky in 1923

Herman Lubinsky (born Hyman Lubinsky, 30 August 1896 – 16 March 1974) was an American radio station and music business executive who founded Savoy Records in New York City in 1942.

Louis Jordan in New York City, c. undefined July 1946

Rhythm and blues

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Genre of popular music that originated in African-American communities in the 1940s.

Genre of popular music that originated in African-American communities in the 1940s.

Louis Jordan in New York City, c. undefined July 1946
The habanera rhythm shown as tresillo (lower notes) with the backbeat (upper note)
Fats Domino in 1956
Piano excerpt from the rumba boogie "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" (1949) by Professor Longhair. 2–3 claves are written above for rhythmic reference.
3–2 clave written in two measures in cut-time
Tresillo answered by the backbeat, the essence of clave in African American music
Bo Diddley's "Bo Diddley beat" is a clave-based motif.
Ray Charles in 1971
Ruth Brown was known as the "Queen of R&B"
Della Reese
Sam Cooke
Eric Burdon & the Animals (1964)

Many of these hit records were issued on new independent record labels, such as Savoy (founded 1942), King (founded 1943), Imperial (founded 1945), Specialty (founded 1946), Chess (founded 1947), and Atlantic (founded 1948).

Ozzie Cadena

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Oscar "Ozzie" Cadena (September 26, 1924 – April 9, 2008) was an American record producer with Savoy Records and Prestige Records who recorded gospel and jazz music in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and helped popularize jazz music in Los Angeles.

Charles Moffett

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American free jazz drummer.

American free jazz drummer.

1969: The Gift (Savoy) with Paul Jeffrey, Wilbur Ware, Dennis O'Toole

Parker at Three Deuces, New York in 1947

Charlie Parker

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American jazz saxophonist, band leader and composer.

American jazz saxophonist, band leader and composer.

Parker at Three Deuces, New York in 1947
A King 'Super 20' alto saxophone, owned and used by Charlie Parker, now at the Smithsonian Institution
151 Avenue B in 2011
Parker with (from left to right) Tommy Potter, Max Roach, Miles Davis, and Duke Jordan, at the Three Deuces, New York, circa 1945
Parker's grave at Lincoln Cemetery
"Bird Lives" sculpture by Robert Graham in Kansas City, Missouri

On November 26, 1945, Parker led a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever".

32 Records

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Record label established in 1995 by record producer Joel Dorn and attorney Robert Miller.

Record label established in 1995 by record producer Joel Dorn and attorney Robert Miller.

Savoy Jazz acquired the rights to the Muse and Landmark catalogs from 32 Records in October 2003, and by the end of the year, ConnectivCorp had merged with Majesco Entertainment.