AUDIO-B - A BRIEF HISTORY
Audio-B label was started by double bass player Malcolm Creese in 1990
as a vehicle for some of his own projects when no established labels
were forthcoming with offers. It has gone on to become one of the most
respected independent jazz labels in the UK.
The Audio-B catalogue now boasts albums by many of the highest-profile
names in British jazz, including Cleo Laine & John Dankworth, Tony
Coe, Christian Garrick, Matt Wates, Kate Williams, Alcyona, Acoustic
Triangle and Tim Garland.
In 2000 the label was approached by Sony to pioneer the new Super Audio
CD format, and Acoustic Triangle's Interactions album became the first
jazz SACD in Britain. Acoustic Triangle, the innovative trio which
features multi-award-winning pianist Gwilym Simcock and star
saxophonist/composer Tim Garland, is now one of the most celebrated
music groups in the world.
Audio-B has a reputation for producing beautifully-packaged
audiophile-quality recordings. The label has excellent retail
distribution in the U.K. with ProperNote and Audio-B is well
represented in North America and the Far East. The Audio-B web site
offers fast and secure on-line ordering for CDs, which are also
available through Amazon and other suppliers.
The release of The Mystery by Tim Garland in 2007, and with it the
appearance of international piano star Chick Corea on the label for the
first time, is a significant event for Audio-B. Our artists and their
albums have picked up dozens of awards in the last 17 years, and in 2006
the label itself was honoured at the all-party Parliamentary Jazz Awards
with the prize for 'Best Web Site' (www.audio-b.com).
Audio-B's CD catalogue