Arabesque Records

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Arabesque Records
Founded1987 (1987)
FounderWard Botsford, Marvin Reiss
Genre Jazz, classical
Country of originU.S.
LocationNew York City
Official website

Arabesque Records is an American record company and label specializing in jazz and classical music.


It was founded by Caedmon Audio as a classical music label. In 1988 it was bought by Ward Botsford and Marvin Reiss, becoming an independent label, and in 1992 added jazz to its production, with early releases by Craig Handy and Carmen Lundy. Its catalogue grew to include Jane Ira Bloom, Thomas Chapin, Dave Douglas, Art Farmer, Billy Hart, Myra Melford, and Charles McPherson, and Horace Tapscott. [1]



Catalogue No: AJOArtistAlbum
101 Craig Handy Split Second Timing
102 Carmen Lundy Moment to Moment
103 8 Bold Souls Sideshow
104Leandro BragaE Por Que Nao? (And Why Not?)
105 Billy Hart Amethyst
106 Ray Drummond Excursion
107 Jane Ira Bloom Art and Aviation
108 String Trio of New York Intermobility
109Craig Handy Introducing Three for All + One
110 Thomas Chapin I've Got Your Number
111Ray Drummond Continuum
112 Art Farmer & Tom Harrell The Company I Keep
113 Charles McPherson First Flight Out
1148 Bold SoulsAnt Farm
115Thomas Chapin You Don't Know Me
116 Barry Finnerty Straight Ahead
117Charles McPherson Come Play with Me
118Art Farmer The Meaning of Art
119 Horace Tapscott Aiee! The Phantom
120Jane Ira Bloom The Nearness
121 Charles Sullivan Kamau
122Ray Drummond Vignettes
123 Bert Wilson Endless Fingers
124 Frank Foster Leo Rising
125 Marc Cary Listen
126 Dave Douglas Tiny Bell Trio: Live in Europe
127 Marlon Jordan Marlon's Mode
128Horace Tapscott Thoughts of Dar es Salaam
129Billy Hart Oceans of Time
130Art Farmer Silk Road
131 Ben Monder Dust
132Dave Douglas Stargazer
133Lost TribeMany Lifetimes
134Charles McPherson Manhattan Nocturne
135 Jack Wilkins Trio Art
136Adrienne WilsonShe's Dangerous
137 Justin Robinson The Challenge
138 Patrick Zimmerli Twelve Sacred Dances
139Dave Douglas Magic Triangle
140Marc CaryThe Antidote
141Ray Drummond 1-2-3-4
142 Myra Melford Above Blue
143Norman HedmanOne Step Closer
144Jane Ira Bloom The Red Quartets
145Dave Douglas Leap of Faith
146 Ted Nash Rhyme & Reason
147Myra Melford Dance Beyond the Color
148Ben Monder Excavation
149 Bobby Sanabria Live & In Clave!! [2]
151 Donny McCaslin Seen from Above
152 Scott Colley The Magic Line
153 Tony Malaby Sabino
154Myra Melford & Marty Ehrlich Yet Can Spring
155Jane Ira Bloom Sometimes the Magic
156Ted Nash Sidewalk Meeting
157 Hilton Ruiz Enchantment
158 Jane Ira Bloom Chasing Paint
159Myra Melford Where the Two Worlds Touch
160Donny McCaslinThe Way Through
164John O'GallagherAbacus
166 Rez Abbasi Snake Charmer
180 Steve Wiest Big BandExcalibur
189Steve WiestOut of the New

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