Odin Records

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Odin Records
Founded1981 (1981)
Founder Norwegian Jazz Federation
Country of origin Norway
Location Oslo

Odin Records is a Norwegian jazz record company and label founded in 1981 by the Norwegian Jazz Federation, [1] when there were not many independent record labels in Norway. Only major international record companies were to be found in Oslo, so Odin soon became the most important national label for contemporary Norwegian jazz. [2]


The catalogue encompasses jazz, improvised music, ragtime, punk. The bestseller is the internationally acclaimed Radka Toneff. In 1994 Odin Records was licensed to Curling Legs, owned by Knut Værnes, Morten Halle, and Helge Westbye. [3]


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