India Navigation

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India Navigation
Founded1972 (1972)
FounderBob Cummins
Genre Jazz
Country of originU.S.
Location Nyack, New York

India Navigation was an American record company and independent record label that specialized in avant-garde jazz in the 1970s and 1980s. It was founded by Bob Cummins, a corporate lawyer who helped jazz musicians with legal matters. [1] [2] Its catalogue included Arthur Blythe, Hamiet Bluiett, Chico Freeman, Cecil McBee, and the Revolutionary Ensemble. [2] [3] In addition to this, some recordings of minimal music, such as Arnold Dreyblatt, Phill Niblock and Joseph Celli, or Tom Johnson, also appeared.


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  1. Ratliff, Ben (10 September 2000). "Bob Cummins, 68, a Producer In Manhattan's Loft-Jazz Scene". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  2. 1 2 Kennedy, Gary (2002). Barry Kernfeld (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 324. ISBN   1561592846.
  3. "Bob Cummins: 1932-2000". 2000. Retrieved 17 July 2016.