Landmark Records
Founded1985 (1985)
FounderOrrin Keepnews
Defunct1992 (1992)
Country of originU.S.

Landmark Records was an American jazz record company and label founded in 1985 by Orrin Keepnews. Landmark's releases included music by Donald Byrd, Jack DeJohnette, Jimmy Heath, Vincent Herring, Bobby Hutcherson, Mulgrew Miller, Buddy Montgomery, and reissues of Cannonball Adderley.[1]

Its catalogue also included two jazz albums by the Kronos Quartet in which they covered the work of Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk. Landmark was bought by Muse Records in 1993. Muse and Landmark were acquired by 32 Jazz in 1996.[2][3][4][5] In 2003, Savoy Jazz (which had become a subsidiary of Nippon Columbia) acquired the rights to the Muse and Landmark catalogs from 32 Jazz.[6]


1300 Series


(1301–1307 were released under The Cannonball Addderley Collection Volumes 1–7 and consisted of the Riverside Records masters (originally produced by Orrin Keepnews) that Adderley took with him when he moved to Capitol Records after Riverside Records went bankrupt. This explains why these were never released as part of the "Original Jazz Classics" series from Fantasy Records, the subsequent owner of the Riverside Records catalog–in addition, V.7 was previously unreleased in the US).

500/1500 Series

Catalog No. (LLP/LCD) Artist Title Notes
1501 Bobby Hutcherson Good Bait
1502 Yusef Lateef In Nigeria
1503 Keith MacDonald This Is Keith MacDonald
1504 Jack DeJohnette The Jack DeJohnette Piano Album
1505 Kronos Quartet Monk Suite: Kronos Quartet Plays Music of Thelonious Monk
1506 Jimmy Heath New Picture
1507 Mulgrew Miller Keys to the City
1508 Bobby Hutcherson Color Schemes
1509 Keith MacDonald Waiting
1510 Kronos Quartet Music of Bill Evans
1511 Mulgrew Miller Work!
1512 Buddy Montgomery Ties of Love
1513 Bobby Hutcherson In the Vanguard
1514 Jimmy Heath Peer Pleasure
1515 Mulgrew Miller Wingspan
1516 Donald Byrd Harlem Blues
1517 Bobby Hutcherson Cruisin' the 'Bird
1518 Buddy Montgomery So Why Not?
1519 Mulgrew Miller The Countdown
1520 Ralph Moore Images
1521 Charlie Rouse Epistrophy
1522 Bobby Hutcherson Ambos Mundos
1523 Donald Byrd Sextet featuring Joe Henderson Getting Down to Business
1524 Weslia Whitfield Lucky to Be Me
1525 Mulgrew Miller From Day to Day
1526 Ralph Moore Furthermore
1527 Vincent Herring Evidence
1528 Nat Adderley Quintet Talkin' About You
1529 Bobby Hutcherson Mirage
1530 Donald Byrd A City Called Heaven
1531 Weslia Whitfield Live in San Francisco
1532 Mulgrew Miller Time and Again
1533 Vincent Herring Dawnbird
1534 Elvin Jones Live at the Village Vanguard Volume One
1535 Joe Roccisano Orchestra The Shape I'm In
1536 Indigo Quartette Quartette Indigo
1537 Dannie Richmond Quintet The Last Mingus Band A.D. reissue of Gatemouth LP
1538 Jimmy Heath The Time and the Place
1539 Don Braden Landing Zone
1540 Leon Lee Dorsey The Watcher
1541 Joe Roccisano Orchestra Leave Your Mind Behind
1542 John Hicks In the Mix
1543 Mel Lewis Mellifluous reissue of Gatemouth LP
1544 Weslia Whitfield Nice Work
1545 John Hicks Piece for My Peace
1548 Michael Cochrane Impressions
1551 Weslia Whitfield with Mike Greenhill Quartet Nobody Else But Me reissue of Myoho LP

See also


  1. ^ Kernfeld, Barry (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 545. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  2. ^ Bessman, Jim (18 January 1997). "32 Proves To Be A Prodigious Number For Producer/Label Head Joel Dorn". Billboard: 40–41. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  3. ^ Gitler, Ira; Leonard Feather (2007) [1999]. "Preface". The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford University Press. Page 21 in Google Books preview. ISBN 9780199729074. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  4. ^ Jacobs, Qa'id. Groove Jammy: Rare Groove Classics from the Muse Catalog at AllMusic
  5. ^ Hunter Jr., Al (4 March 1999). "Jazz For The Masses 32 Records Is Carving Out A Niche With Reissued Tracks". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  6. ^ Porter, Christopher (16 January 2003). "Savoy Acquires Muse & Landmark Catalogs". JazzTimes. Archived from the original on 2014-10-18. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Complete discography listing".