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Thirsty Ear Recordings

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Status  Independent
Official website  thirstyear.com
Country of origin  United States
Date founded  1977
Genre  Jazz, Hip hop, Funk, etc.
Location  22 Knight Street Norwalk, CT 06851
Distributor  Alternative Distribution Alliance
Artists  Matthew Shipp, Tim Berne, David S Ware, Craig Taborn, Mary Halvorson
Albums  The Conduct of Jazz, High Water, Art of the Improviser, Pastoral Composure, Piano Sutras

Thirsty Ear Recordings is an American independent record label. It was founded in the late 1970s as a marketing company for the then-unnamed alternative music field, and expanded to issue its own records in 1990.

Thirsty Ear came to prominence in the mid-1990s with a series of CD reissues of early industrial albums by artists such as Foetus, Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, Marc Almond, Swans, and Test Dept. The label also released new albums by alternative rock bands such as Baby Ray, Madder Rose, and The Church. Foetus would remain on the label, recording original music on Thirsty Ear through 2001.

More recently, Thirsty Ear has released jazz albums as part of its Blue Series. Enlisting Matthew Shipp as the artistic director, the Blue Series has released albums by artists such as Shipp, William Parker, Charlie Hunter and Tim Berne, while also inviting electronica artists DJ Spooky, Meat Beat Manifesto, and Spring Heel Jack; hip-hoppers El-P and Antipop Consortium; and even Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.

Artists

Artists on the Thirsty Ear label include:

References

Thirsty Ear Recordings Wikipedia


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