strata owner in jeopardy of losing home and masters

I am writing you to ask for your help, urgently, with something that is very important to me. As many of you know, I recently started a record label (http://180-proof.com/) that is gradually releasing the entire catalog of Strata Records, a Jazz label, broadly speaking, founded in Detroit in the late 60s, and active through the 70s. This catalog contains many (mostly, in fact) unreleased gems. And the few titles that were originally released were not done so in great quantity or quality, due to lack of funds. My mission is to give this great music the meticulous and respectful.. Read More »

my journey to strata records

People often wonder how in the world did I find the owner of Strata Records, Inc. and secure the exclusive license rights to it, but I always tell them it has been a dream of mine to run my own record label. Most people either know me from my accomplishments at Fat Beats, my work with my DJ partner Kon, or through my work as record label manager at Wax Poetics.  However, very few people know much I love all things Jazz.  Moreover, how much I love indie jazz labels i.e. labels such as Strata Records, Inc., Tribe Records, etc.  Don't get me wrong, I love.. Read More »

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