Edition Records is an independent record label that was founded in 2008 by pianist Dave Stapleton and photographer Tim Dickeson.[1]

Edition Records
Founded2008 (2008)
FounderDave Stapleton, Tim Dickeson
GenreJazz, classical
Country of originUK
Official websiteeditionrecords.com

Background Edit

In 2008, pianist and composer Dave Stapleton and photographer Tim Dickeson started Edition Records as a label for jazz and improvised music.[1][2] In 2013 the label began the Edition Classics series to focus on chamber music by international ensembles and soloists. The label is distributed in the UK by The Orchard.[3]

Edition has released albums by Ant Law, Josh Arcoleo, Julian Argüelles, The Bad Plus, Tom Barford, Blue-Eyed Hawk, Jeff Ballard, Denys Baptiste, Bourne/Davis/Kane, Cellophony, Curios, Dinosaur, Eyolf Dale, Danish Radio Big Band, Kit Downes, Geoff Eales, Anton Eger, Kurt Elling, Enemy (band), André Fernandes, Kevin Figes, Martin France, Elliot Galvin, Paula Gardiner, Tim Garland, Girls In Airports, Thomas Gould, Jim Hart, Kevin Hays, Pablo Held, Daniel Herskedal, Jasper Høiby, Gary Husband, Per Oddvar Johansen, Laura Jurd, Kairos 4Tet, Mika Kallio, Dave Kane, Kneebody, Nicolas Kummert, Mário Laginha, Helge Lien, Mark Lockheart, Olavi Louhivuori, Lionel Loueke, Rob Luft, Malija, Stuart McCallum, McCormack & Yarde Duo, Fergus McCreadie, Robert Mitchell's Panacea, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Ivo Neame, Neon Quartet, Marius Neset, Helge Norbakken, Oddarrang, Gretchen Parlato, Phronesis, Verneri Pohjola, Tineke Postma, Chris Potter, Jason Rebello, Aki Rissanen, André Roligheten, Roller Trio, Roger Sayer, Morten Schantz, Slowly Rolling Camera, Snowpoet, Spin Marvel, Dave Stapleton, John Taylor, Keith Tippett Tapestry Orchestra, Troyka, Alexi Tuomarila, Ben Wendel, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, and Neil Yates.

Festivals Edit

The first Edition Records Festival was held at London's Kings Place in September 2011.[4] Further festivals were held in 2012 and 2013. At the 2013 festival, Edition started its classical label Edition Classics.[5] The first release on this label was Vibrez by Cellophony, an octet of eight cellists.[6]

In February 2017, the Cockpit in London featured Edition Records musicians in a Jazz FM (UK) event organised by Jez Nelson. Performances included Laura Jurd's Dinosaur and a solo performance by Jasper Høiby.[7]

Awards and honors Edit

In 2017 Edition Records and the Royal Academy of Music announced that the 2017 winner of the seventh Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize was saxophonist and composer Tom Barford. The label released albums by previous winners Josh Arcoleo and Rob Luft.[8] In July 2017 the album Together, As One by Dinosaur was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize.[9]

Discography Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "BBC Wales Music" accessed 9 October 2016
  2. ^ "BBC Jazz on 3, Jazz Line-Up broadcast 27 May 2012" BBC Jazz on 3
  3. ^ "John Fordham, The Guardian" John Fordham in The Guardian 17 September 2012
  4. ^ "Edition Records Festival at Kings Place 2011" London Jazz News 12 September 2011
  5. ^ "Edition Records Festival at Kings Place 2013" The Arts Desk 17 September 2013
  6. ^ "Review of Vibrez by Cellophony in The Gramophone" The Gramophone May 2014
  7. ^ "Review of Vibrez by Cellophony in The Gramophone" JazzFM News, 13 February 2017
  8. ^ "Winner of the seventh Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize" 22 June 2017
  9. ^ Brown, Mark (27 July 2017). "Mercury prize 2017: Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and the xx feature on shortlist". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  10. ^ "4 star review of Marius Neset: Golden XPlosion" John Fordham in The Guardian 21 April 2011
  11. ^ "5 star review of Birds by Marius Neset" Neil Spencer in The Observer 24 March 2013
  12. ^ "4 star review of Phronesis: Life to Everything – powerful live album from unusual jazz trio" John Fordham in The Guardian 10 April 2014
  13. ^ "5 star review of Kenny Wheeler / Norma Winstone / London Vocal Project: Mirrors (2013)" Ian Patterson in All About Jazz 18 February 2013
  14. ^ "Mercury Prize 2017" The Guardian 27 July 2017

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