HighNote Records

Eric Alexander

Ernestine Anderson

Ernie Andrews

Chet Baker

Andy Bey

Black Art Jazz Collective

Cindy Blackman

Don Braden

Kenny Burrell

LaVerne Butler

Rusty Bryant

Jaki Byard

Don Byas

Cyrus Chestnut

Arnett Cobb

Freddy Cole

John Coltrane

Chris Connor

Larry Coryell

Santi Debriano

Joey DeFrancesco

Papa John DeFrancesco

Dena DeRose

Charles Earland

Charles Earland Tribute Band

Teddy Edwards

Carlos Garnett

Benny Golson

Russell Gunn

Tom Harrell

Joel Harrison

Coleman Hawkins

Vincent Herring

John Hicks

Red Holloway

Randy Johnston

Etta Jones

Sheila Jordan

David Kikoski

Lee Konitz

Azar Lawrence

Abbey Lincoln

Gloria Lynne

Harold Mabern

Russell Malone

Pat Martino

Frank Morgan

Mark Murphy

Steve Nelson

David Fathead Newman

Hot Lips Page

Jeremy Pelt

Houston Person

Jimmy Ponder

Power Quintet

Wallace Roney

Jimmy Rushing

Charlie Sepúlveda

Woody Shaw

Don Sickler

Zoot Sims

Carol Sloane

James Spaulding

Mary Stallings

Dakota Staton

Sonny Stitt

Art Tatum

Lucky Thompson

Steve Turre

Dave Valentin

Charlie Ventura

Fats Waller

Cedar Walton

Wesla Whitfield

Buster Williams

Mary Lou Williams

Larry Willis

Lester Young


In the nine-plus years since the HighNote, Savant jazz labels and Fedora blues, were formed we have established ourselves as a leader in the independent jazz and blues scene, worldwide. As the final echoes of our predecessor company, Muse Records, fades our music continues, ever dynamic and evolving in the hands of our artists who are some of the very best in the world.

For HighNote, music is a living, evolving art form and it is our philosophy to allow our artists to express themselves and develop in whichever direction their talent dictates (straight-ahead, Latin jazz, avant garde, etc.). The artists that are on our roster are a rather outstanding collection of diverse and talented instrumentalists and singers, all well-known in their fields.

These masters are among the best on their instruments. Many are poll-winners. To name just some of this illustrious collection: Eric Alexander, David Newman, Houston Person, Frank Morgan, Vincent Herring, Don Braden, saxophones; Steve Turre, Wallace Roney, Russell Gunn, brass; Cedar Walton, John Hicks, Larry Willis, keyboards; Larry Coryell, Jimmy Ponder, Randy Johnston, guitar; Dave Valentin, flute; Sheila Jordan, Freddy Cole, Etta Jones, Mark Murphy, Gloria Lynne, Wesla Whitfield vocals. This only skims the top. Look further for the length and breadth of the catalog.

Sound quality is one of the next important ingredients in our product. A considerable portion of our product is recorded, mixed and mastered by world-famous Rudy Van Gelder (RVG). These CDs interest the jazz and audiophile markets.

We advertise consistently in the major jazz periodicals. HighNote ads are seen in DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, Soul Bag, JazzThek, Jazz Journal and other magazines worldwide. Our philosophy is that this advertising strategy helps establish an identity in the marketplace. The artist receives reviews in these jazz publications and their consistent worldwide touring brings the music to their fans. It would be safe to say that, on any given night, there is a HighNote artist performing somewhere in a major jazz venue.

We receive radio airplay in the U.S. that is second to none. Our product is listener friendly. On the JazzWeek National Radio Weekly Chart we are continually in the top ten. The list is made up of actual spins electrically monitoring approximately 100 radio stations across the US playing jazz by Mediaguide.

HighNote has as a part of its catalog some of the finest archival performances from the jazz greats of the past. The double Grammy-winning Art Tatum "God Is In the House", Thelonious Monk's very first recordings with Hot Lips Page and Don Byas and Dinah Washington with Arnett Cobb's band. HighNote has released material which has never seen the light of commercial release including Mary Lou Williams caught live on her birthday at the Keystone Korner, and the trumpet great Woody Shaw, recorded live on four amazing discs, and the legendary Chet Baker, also from the Keystone Korner.

We produce a very successful midline with outstanding music and packaging. There is an additional quality and that is they are manufactured so they can be played on both SACD and CD players (Stereo Hybrid SA-CD). A definitive Rolls Royce quality for a midline price.

We are a jazz label of uncompromisingly high quality, one that maintains a positive visible profile with press, reviewers, radio and audiences alike. Take a moment and familiarize yourself with HighNote Records.

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