Roost Records (also known as Royal Roost Records) was a jazz record label established in 1949 by music producer Teddy Reig in New York City. The label was named after a club in New York City. Saxophonist Stan Getz, early in his career, recorded for the label, as did guitarist Johnny Smith. Smith was the bestselling artist on the Roost label.[1]

Roost Records
Parent companyWarner Music Group
Founded1949 (1949)
FounderTeddy Reig
Defunct1958 (1958)
Distributor(s)Roulette Records
Country of originU.S.
LocationNew York City

The label's catalogue included Sonny Stitt, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell, Seldon Powell, Billy Taylor, and Gene Quill. In the latter 1950s, Roost's music was distributed by Roulette Records. Roost was then acquired by Roulette, which sold music under the label's name until 1971.[2]

Since 2013, Roost Records' catalogue is owned by Warner Music Group via Parlophone.

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  1. ^ Flanagan, Lin (2015). Moonlight in Vermont: The Official Biography of Johnny Smith. Anaheim Hills: Centerstream Publishing. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-57424-322-2.
  2. ^ Kernfeld, Barry (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Vol. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 464. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.

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