Clef Records

Clef Records (U.S.A.) / c 1956

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Design: The same format, illustration and fonts as the contemporary Mercury label, but issued by Jazz at the Philharmonic, presumably as part of a set dealing with jazz.

History: 'Jazz at the Philharmonic' was the title of a series of jazz concerts, tours and recordings produced by impresario Norman Granz between 1944 and 1983. From 1945 to 1947 the recordings were sold or leased to Asch, Disc or Stinson Records, all part of record producer Moses Asch's catalogue; later, from 1948 to 1953, they were leased to Mercury Records; and from 1953 onwards to the Clef label, which had been founded in 1946 (info: Wikipedia).

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