Leo Records

Music for the Inquiring Mind and the Passionate Heart: Leo Records is a small independent company producing highly original, innovative, improvisation-based new music; music that refuses to be submitted to the market forces, that goes against the grain of current wisdoms; music that asks questions, provokes debate, generates ideas. This is music that matters. Although the catalogue of Leo Records includes composers and musicians from all over the world, the origin of the musicians is not so important. What matters is the originality of the music.

The catalogue of Leo Records is over 500 CDs. The stalwarts of the label are Ivo Perelman, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton, John Wolf Brennan, Eugene Chadbourne, Marilyn Crispell, The Ganelin Trio, Joelle Leandre, Joe and Mat Maneri, Simon Nabatov, Sainkho Namchylak, Lauren Newton, Evan Parker, Ned Rothenberg, Tibor Szemzo, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Reggie Workman, etc. Leo Records accommodate "established" musicians and veterans of new music, while Leo Lab is devoted to more experimental music and younger talents.

"Leo Records was formed in 1979 and since then has become "one of the most significant independent labels of recent times..." (page 799, THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ ON CD, LP & CASSETTE, by Richard Cook & Brian Morton).

"It has almost "singlehandedly established the parameters of our understanding of new Russian jazz and improvisation."(page 1191, ibid).

"Without Leo Records, our perception of the international scope of improvised music would be vastly different.";(Coda Magazine).

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    Jazz  Contemporary
    Carolyn Hume & Paul MayShape of the Night CDLR943 CD
    Price: 12.30 EURO

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    Pago Libre & SooonFriendShip CDLR919 CD
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    Jazz  Contemporary
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    Jazz  Allgemein
    Price: 38.98 EURO

    Jazz  Contemporary
    Mieko Kanno & Anne-Liis Poll & Anto Pett & Aaron Shorr & Alistar MacDonaldFree Radicals CDLR790 CD
    Price: 12.30 EURO

    Jazz  Allgemein
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    Jazz  Allgemein
    Price: 12.30 EURO

    Jazz  Vocal Jazz
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    Jazz  Contemporary
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    Jazz  Allgemein
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    Jazz  Contemporary
    Baldo Martínez & Juan Saiz & Lucía MartínezFrágil Gigante CDLR889 CD
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    Jazz  Contemporary
    Alexey Kruglov & Carolyn Hume & Paul May & Oleg YudanovLast Train From Narvskaya CDLR879 CD
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    Jazz  Contemporary
    Amina Claudine Myers & Pheeroan akLAFFSong For Mother E CDLR935 CD
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    Jazz  Contemporary
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    Jazz  Contemporary
    Price: 12.30 EURO

    Jazz  Contemporary
    Carolyn Hume & Paul MayShape of the Night CDLR943 CD
    Price: 12.30 EURO

    Jazz  Contemporary
    Sergio Armaroli & Giancarlo Schiaffini & Harri SjöströmMore Duos And Trios CDLR941 CD
    Price: 12.30 EURO

    Jazz  Contemporary
    Karina Kozhevnikova & Krugly BandPolyphonic Circles CDLR936-937 2 CD
    Price: 19.98 EURO

    Jazz  Contemporary
    Price: 12.30 EURO

    Jazz  Contemporary
    Sergio Armaroli & Veli Kujala & Harri Sjöström & Giancarlo SchiaffiniWindows & Mirrors / Milano Dialogues Part Two CDLR933 CD
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    Jazz  Contemporary
    Âme Sèche feat. Walter Fähndrich & Christy Doran & Remo Schnyder & Benedikt Vonder Mühll99 CDLR928 CD
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    Jazz  Contemporary
    Amina Claudine Myers & Pheeroan akLAFFSong For Mother E CDLR935 CD
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    Jazz  Contemporary
    Pago LibreExtempora CDLR930 CD
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    Jazz  Contemporary
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    Jazz  Contemporary
    Sergio Armaroli & Veli Kujala & Harri Sjöström & Giancarlo SchiaffiniWindows & Mirrors | Milano Dialogues CDLR931 CD
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    Jazz  Contemporary
    Juan SaizPindio II CDLR926 CD
    Price: 12.30 EURO

    Jazz  Contemporary
    Fabian Neubauer & Duy Luong & Pablo LiebhaberTales CDLR922 CD
    Price: 12.30 EURO

    Jazz  Contemporary
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    Jazz  Contemporary
    Francesco Cusa & Brian Groder & Riccardo Grosso & Tonio MianoHuman Pieces CDLR925 CD
    Price: 12.30 EURO

    Jazz  Contemporary
    Sergio Armaroli & Steve Piccolo & Elliott SharpWhat Went Wrong CDLR924 CD
    Price: 12.30 EURO