Riverside (50s jazz label, now controlled by the Concord Music Group)
Active period: 1953-1963
Founded by: Bill Grauer & Orrin Keepnews (NYC)
Catalog Sold to: Fantasy (1972) reissued under Original Jazz Classics (LP/CD) and Milestone (LP)
Top parent company: Concord Music Group
While the company Riverside Records bankrupted in 63, the label name (and the LC) were used from time to time to reissue complete recordings boxsets and anthologies.
Still, please do not add Fantasy Original Jazz Classics reissues here. Though they may mention the origin of the release as Riverside, they are not Riverside reissues per-se.
The historical catalog is organised as following:
* 100, 200, 300, 400 series (monaural)
* 1100 series (stereo)
* 800 series
* 3500 series
* 7500 series
* 600 series
* 5000, 5500, 5700, 7000, Box Set series
* 1400 series
* Sampler Album series
* abc Riverside 3000 series
* 1000, 2500, 8000 series
You may find prepended "RLP" (for Riverside LP) added to catalog numbers.
The following are possibly either subsidiaries or special Riverside series:
* Judson 3000 series
* Battle 6100 series
* Jazzland series
* Washington Records: Offbeat 3000, 4000, 4900, 5700 series
* Washington Records: R, 400, 700 series
All of these are 12"LP, but the 1000, 2500 and 8000 series which are 10"LP.
Riverside Records was a United States record label specializing in jazz. Founded by Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer under his firm Bill Grauer Productions, Inc. in 1953, the label was a major presence in the jazz record industry for a decade. Riverside headquarters were located in New York City, at 553 W 51st Street.Continue reading at Wikipedia...