Black Jazz Records

Black Jazz Records

Profile:
Co-founded in 1971 by Gene Russell (pianist) along with Dick Schoryl. Russell (Born December 2, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA Died May 3, 1981 in Los Angeles, CA) founded the label as an alternative to traditional jazz, invoking a more political and spiritual tone often with funk overtones.

Black Jazz released various types of music including funk, free jazz, and soul jazz. According to a 1974 Billboard Magazine, one of the label's more successful artists, Doug Carn, sold more records than Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis.

The label existed for six years during its first run, and ended following the death of Russell.

In the early 1990s the label and its catalog were purchased by James Hardge. While only one new album by Doug Carn was released, the entire catalog was reissued on CD.

While for a time the label maintained a website and purported to offer items for sale, there were numerous problems with customers not receiving their merchandise. Evidence of this can be found in complaints submitted to complaints.com, ripoffreport.com and other websites. Their My Space page is still available, but no items are currently being offered for sale. Due to this situation, the catalog is once again rather hard to obtain.
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
AC 20.013 Gene Russell New Direction(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records AC 20.013 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC - 20.014 Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records AC - 20.014 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC 20.015 Doug Carn Infant Eyes(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records AC 20.015 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC-20-016 Rudolph Johnson Spring Rain(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records AC-20-016 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC - 20.017 A Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq(LP) Black Jazz Records AC - 20.017 A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
BJ/1 Gene Russell New Direction (Album) BJ/1 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/2 Walter Bishop Jr.* Coral Keys (Album) BJ/2 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/3 Doug Carn Infant Eyes (Album) BJ/3 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/4 Rudolph Johnson Spring Rain (Album) BJ/4 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/5 Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq (Album) BJ/5 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/6 Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse (Album) BJ/6 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/6 Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse(CD, RE, RM) Black Jazz Records BJ/6 US 2012 Sell This Version
BJ/7 Henry Franklin The Skipper(CD, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/7 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/8 Doug Carn Spirit Of The New Land(CD, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/8 US 1999 Sell This Version
BJ/9 The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel(CD, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/9 US 2006 Sell This Version
BJ/12 Kellee Patterson Maiden Voyage (Album) BJ/12 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/15 The Awakening (4) Mirage (Album) BJ/15 US 1997 Sell This Version
BJ/16 Doug Carn Revelation(LP, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/16 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/17 Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home(CD, Album) Black Jazz Records BJ/17 US 2002 Sell This Version
BJ/21 Doug Carn Adam's Apple (Album) BJ/21 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/22 Doug Carn A New Incentive "Firm Roots"(CD, Album) Black Jazz Records BJ/22 US 2001 Sell This Version
BJ/23 Various The Best Of Black Jazz(CD, Comp) Black Jazz Records BJ/23 US 2006 Sell This Version
BJ-1001 Gene Russell Makin' Bread BJ-1001 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJ-1002 Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys BJ-1002 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1003 Doug Carn Moonchild BJ-1003 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1004 Rudolph Johnson Diswa / Devon Jean (Single) BJ-1004 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1005 Jean Carn Peace BJ-1005 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1006 Calvin Keys Gee-Gee Part 1 / Part 2 BJ-1006 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1007 Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse(7") Black Jazz Records BJ-1007 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1008 Gene Russell Me And Mrs. Jones / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Single) BJ-1008 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJ/1009 Kellee Patterson Soul Daddy / Be All Your Own (Single) BJ/1009 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJ 1011 Cleveland Eaton Chitown Theme BJ 1011 US 1975 Sell This Version
BJQD/3 Doug Carn Infant Eyes(CD, Album, RE) Snow Dog Records, Black Jazz Records BJQD/3 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BJQD/7 Henry Franklin The Skipper (Album) BJQD/7 US 1972 Sell This Version
BJQD/8 Doug Carn Spirit Of The New Land (Album) BJQD/8 US 1972 Sell This Version
BJQD/9 The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel (Album) BJQD/9 US 1972 Sell This Version
BJQD/10 Gene Russell Talk To My Lady (Album) BJQD/10 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/11 Rudolph Johnson The Second Coming (Album) BJQD/11 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/12 Kellee Patterson Maiden Voyage (Album) BJQD/12 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/14 Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle Keeper Of My Soul (Album) BJQD/14 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/15 The Awakening (4) Mirage (Album) BJQD/15 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/16 Doug Carn Revelation (Album) BJQD/16 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/17 Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home (Album) BJQD/17 US 1974 Sell This Version
BJQD/18 Calvin Keys Proceed With Caution ! (Album) BJQD/18 US 1974 Sell This Version
BJQD/19 Roland Haynes 2nd Wave (Album) BJQD/19 US 1975 Sell This Version
BJQD/20 Cleveland Eaton Plenty Good Eaton (Album) BJQD/20 US 1975 Sell This Version
BJQD/21 Doug Carn Adam's Apple (Album) BJQD/21 US 1974 Sell This Version
BJZ J 115 The Awakening (4) Mirage(Reel, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records BJZ J 115 US 1973 Sell This Version
OPL-2003 Doug Carn Infant Eyes(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records OPL-2003 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
OPL-2004 Rudolph Johnson Spring Rain(LP, Promo) Black Jazz Records OPL-2004 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
OPL-2006 Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse OPL-2006 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
PCD-4283 Various Black Jazz For Café Après-Midi(CD, Comp) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-4283 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-5228 The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-5228 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PCD-5239 Henry Franklin The Skipper(CD, Album, RE, Quad) P-Vine Records PCD-5239 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PCD-5240 Doug Carn Spirit Of The New Land(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-5240 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
PCD-5286 Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home(CD, Album, Quad, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-5286 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
PCD-22086 Gene Russell New Direction(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-22086 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22087 Walter Bishop Jr.* Coral Keys(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22087 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22088 Doug Carn Infant Eyes(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22088 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22090 Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22090 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22091 Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Black Jazz Records, P-Vine Records PCD-22091 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22092 Henry Franklin The Skipper(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22092 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22093 Doug Carn Spirit Of The New Land(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22093 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22095 Gene Russell Talk To My Lady(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Black Jazz Records, P-Vine Records PCD-22095 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22100 Doug Carn Revelation(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22100 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22105 Cleveland Eaton Plenty Good Eaton(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Black Jazz Records, P-Vine Records PCD-22105 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
SDGBJ1301 DJ Mitsu The Beats Solid Black(CD, Comp, Mixed) Snow Dog Records, Black Jazz Records SDGBJ1301 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SDGBJ1302 Gilles Peterson Black Jazz Radio(CD, Comp, Mixed) Snow Dog Records SDGBJ1302 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SDGBJ1303 Theo Parrish Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature (Comp) SDGBJ1303 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
SDGBJ 1303LP Theo Parrish Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature(2xLP, Comp) Snow Dog Records SDGBJ 1303LP Japan 2013 Sell This Version
SDGBJ1304 Muro King Of Diggin' "Diggin' Black Jazz"(CD, Comp, Mixed) Snow Dog Records, Black Jazz Records SDGBJ1304 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
THCD-183 Billy Parker's Fourth World Freedom Of Speech(CD, Album, RE) Think! Records, Strata-East THCD-183 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
YX-6045 The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX-6045 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
YX-7029 Cleveland Eaton Plenty Good Eaton(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX-7029 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
YX-8004 The Awakening (4) Mirage(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX-8004 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
YX8011 Doug Carn Revelation(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX8011 Japan 1973 Sell This Version