Freedom Records
Parent companyArista Records
FounderAlan Bates
Distributor(s)Polydor Records
Transatlantic Records
Country of originU.S.

Freedom Records was a jazz record label headed by Shel Safran[1] and founded by Alan Bates as a division of Black Lion Records.[2]

Individual recordings were distributed via Polydor Records and Transatlantic Records during the early 1970s before the company was bought by Arista Records with the imprint dubbed Arista/Freedom in 1975.[3]


See also


  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 21 November 1970. p. 84. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Gary (2002). Barry Kernfeld (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 848. ISBN 1561592846.
  3. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 11 January 1975. p. 3. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ "Charles Tolliver Leader Entry". Retrieved 9 June 2021.