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Candid RecordsDescription : Candid Records was founded as a subsidiary of Archie Bleyer's Cadence label in New York City in 1960. The jazz writer and civil rights activist Nat Hentoff worked as the label's A&R director, aiming to create a representative catalog of the jazz of the day. Hentoff worked with designer and photographer Frank Gauna to create many memorable album covers.Although there are classic dates led by Clark Terry and Coleman Hawkins with Pee Wee Russell, it is mainly recordings of the emergent avant... Page:c

Candid Records
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Parent companyCandid Records
Founded1960
FounderArchie Bleyer
GenreJazz
Country of originUSA
Official websitecandidrecords.com

Candid Records was founded as a subsidiary of Archie Bleyer's Cadence label in New York City in 1960. The jazz writer and civil rights activist Nat Hentoff worked as the label's A&R director, aiming to create a representative catalog of the jazz of the day. Hentoff worked with designer and photographer Frank Gauna to create many memorable album covers.

History

Although there are classic dates led by Clark Terry and Coleman Hawkins with Pee Wee Russell, it is mainly recordings of the emergent avant-garde and recordings celebrating the Civil Rights movement that stand out amongst the original Candid catalog. Recordings by Cecil Taylor and Steve Lacy belong to the first group, and those by Charles Mingus and Max Roach belong to the second, but there is not a strict differentiation. In particular, Roach's Freedom Now suite is a classic political statement.

The label had a brief existence in its New York incarnation, however, and recording ceased during 1961. The catalog passed into the hands of the popular singer Andy Williams, who reissued some of the catalog on his Barnaby label. In 1988, the British record producer, Alan Bates, purchased the catalog outright, and reissued all of it, as well as previously unissued material.

Since the revival of the label, its jazz releases have grown to over 300 titles as Bates launched a new recording program, which continues to the present time, including albums by David Liebman, Toots Thielemans, Bob Dorough and others. Stacey Kent, the American expatriate singer based in London, was among those who have recorded for the revitalised label—which led to furthering her recording career with Blue Note/EMI; as are Clare Teal, who has since moved to Sony with the biggest ever recording-deal by a British jazz singer; and singer-pianist Jamie Cullum – whose debut album (funded by a student loan) was taken on by the label – and eventually saw him land a million pound record deal with Verve Records. Candid's current artist roster includes Mina Agossi, Kyle Eastwood, Cormac Kenevey, Geoff Gascoyne, Robin McKelle, The Blessing, Paul Jayasinha, and latest signing, the singer/pianist Joe Stilgoe.

Bates' wife, Nieves Pascua-Bates, further expanded the operations of Candid Records in the Asia-Pacific by setting up a subsidiary in the Philippines. The most notable recording artists of the fledgling Asian jazz label, Candid Records Philippines, are the Filipino-British singer-songwriter, Mishka Adams, who had since been migrated to the mainstream Candid U.K. label; the guitarist-composer, Johnny Alegre with his jazz group, AFFINITY (whose album was launched in London's PizzaExpress Jazz Club in 2005); and Mon David, who won the London International Jazz (Singers') Competition in 2006.

Discography

#LeaderAlbum
9000Various ArtistsCandid Jazz
9001Spann, OtisOtis Spann Is The Blues
9002Roach, MaxWe Insist!
9003Williams, RichardNew Horn In Town
9004Ellis, DonHow Time Passes
9005Mingus, CharlesCharles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus
9006Taylor, CecilThe World of Cecil Taylor
9007Lacy, SteveThe Straight Horn of Steve Lacy
9008Harrow, NancyWild Women Don't Have The Blues
9009Terry, ClarkColor Changes
9010Lightnin' HopkinsIn New York
9011Bailey, BennyBig Brass
9012Akiyoshi, ToshikoThe Toshiko - Mariano Quartet
9013Taylor, CecilJumpin' Punkins
9014Ervin, BookerThat's It!
9015Lincoln, AbbeyStraight Ahead
9016Woods, PhilRights of Swing
9017Taylor, Cecil & Buell NeidlingerNew York City R&B
9018Byard, JakiBlues for Smoke
9019Various ArtistsJazz Life, The
9020Russell, Pee Wee & Coleman HawkinsJazz Reunion
9021Mingus, CharlesMingus
9022Jazz Artists GuildNewport Rebels
9023Memphis SlimTribute to Broonzy, Carr, Davenport, etc.
9024Memphis SlimUSA
9025Spann, OtisWalking The Blues
9026 *Mingus, CharlesReincarnation of a Lovebird
9027Little, BookerOut Front
9028Crawford, RaySmooth Groove
9029Massey, CalBlues To Coltrane
9030Chamber Jazz SextetPlays Pal Joey
9031Paich, MartyPicasso Of Big Band Jazz, The
9032Ellis, DonOut of Nowhere
9033Dolphy, EricCandid Dolphy
9034Taylor, CecilCell Walk for Celeste
9035Thompson, LuckyLord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know?
9036Ford, RickyManhattan Blues
9037Hodes, ArtPagin' Mr. Jelly
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9040Lindsay, EricaDreamer
9041Newman, DavidBlue Head
9042Mingus, CharlesMysterious Blues
9043  
9044Barron, Kenny & John HicksRhythm-a-ning
9045Hayes, LouisCrawl, The
9046Taylor, CecilAir
9047  
9048  
9049Bartz, GaryWest 42nd Street 3/31/90
9050Edison, Sweets & Buddy TateSwing Summit
9051  
9052  
9053Ford, RickyEbony Rhapsody
9054Morganelli, MarkSpeak Low
9501Harrison, DonaldFor Art's Sake
9502Tonooka, SumiTaking Time
9503Gales, LarryMessage From Monk, A
9504Roditi, ClaudioTwo Of Swords
9505Cain, MikeStrange Omen
9506Bartz, GaryThere Goes The Neighborhood
9507Bonilla, LuisPasos Gigantes
9508Barron, KennyLemuria-Seascape
9509Woodard, RickeyCalifornia Cooking!
9510Shank, Bue and Rogers, ShortyAmerica The Beautiful!
9511Reed, EricSoldier's Hymn
9512Liebman, DavidClassic Ballads
9513Abate, GregBop City
9514Harrison, DonaldIndian Blues
9515Roditi, ClaudioMilestones
9516Tonooka, SumiHere Comes Kai
9517Chambers, JoePhantom Of The City
9518Ford, RickyHot Brass
9519Barron, Kenny & Barry HarrisConfirmation
9520Shank, BudDoctor Is In, The
9521Shank, Bud and Rogers, ShortyEight Brothers
9522Jerolamon, JeffIntroducing
9523D'Rivera, PaquitoWho's Smoking?!
9524Perkins, BillI Wished On The Moon
9525Scott, ShirleyBlues Everywhere
9526Lewis, VicShake Down The Stars
9527Woodard, RickeyTokyo Express, The
9528Ford, RickyAmerican-African Blues
9529Cain, MikeWhat Means This?
9530Abate, GregStraight Ahead
9531Liebman, DavidJoy: The Music Of John Coltrane
9532Ruiz, HiltonLive At Birdland
9533Shank, BudI Told You So!
9534Ignatzek, KlausAnswer, The
9535Lewis, VicWest Coast All-Stars Play Bill Holman
9536  
9537Hodes, ArtKeepin' Out Of Mischief Now!
9538Jerolamon, JeffSwing Thing!
9540Konitz, LeeLullaby Of Birdland
9702Stafford, TerellTime To Let Go
9703Santamaria, MongoBrazilian Sunset
9704Hobbs, SteveOn The Lower East Side
9705Scott, ShirleySkylark
9706Klein, GuillermoEl Minotauro
9707Shank, BudNew Gold
9708DiNovi, GeneRenaissance Of A Jazz Master
9711/12Lewis, VicCelebration Of Contemporary West Coast Jazz (2-CD)
9713Bennett, DonChicago Calling
9714Newton, DavidIn Good Company
9715Abate, GregDr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
9716Ignatzek, KlausReturn Voyage (To The Golden Age Of Hard Bop)
9717Hodes, ArtKeepin' Out Of Mischief Now!
9718Stafford, TerellCentripetal Force
9719Scott, ShirleyA Walkin' Thing
9720Great British Jazz Band, TheJubilee
9721Williams, JessicaGratitude
9722Childers, BuddyWest Coast Quintet
9723Bennett, DonSolar
9724Basie AlumniSwinging For The Count
9725Bailey, CraigNew Journey
9726DiNovi, GeneLive At The Montreal Bistro, Toronto
9727Martignon, HectorPortrait In White & Black
9728Newton, DavidTwelfth Of The Twelfth
9729Ignatzek, KlausSilent Horns
9731Trainor, BrianPortraits
9733Bennett, DonSimplexity
9734Konitz, Lee & Harold DankoWild As Springtime
9735Childers, BuddyArtistry In Jazz
9736Williams, JessicaHigher Standards
9737Kent, StaceyClose Your Eyes
9740Great British Jazz Band, TheBritish Jazz Odyssey, A
9741Braff, RubyAs Time Goes By…
9744Jean-Baptiste, DavidFeeling Tones
9745Laubrock, IngridWho Is It?
9746Martignon, HectorForeign Affair, The
9750Williams, JessicaJazz In The Afternoon
9764Kent, StaceyLet Yourself Go!
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