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Candid Records
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Parent company Candid Records
Founded 1960
Founder Archie Bleyer
Distributing label Proper Music Distribution (In the U.K.)
City Hall Records (In the U.S.)
Genre jazz
Country of origin U.K.
Official Website Official website of Candid Records

Candid Records was founded as a subsidiary of Archie Bleyer's Cadence label in New York City in 1960. The jazz writer and civil rights activist, Nat Hentoff, worked as the label's A&R director, aiming to create a representative catalog of the jazz of the day. Hentoff worked with designer and photographer Frank Gauna to create many memorable album covers.[1]

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History

Although there are classic dates led by Clark Terry and Coleman Hawkins with Pee Wee Russell, it is mainly recordings of the emergent avant-garde and recordings celebrating the Civil Rights movement that stand out amongst the classic Candid catalog. Recordings by Cecil Taylor and Steve Lacy belong to the first group, and those by Charles Mingus and Max Roach belong to the second, but there is not a strict differentiation. In particular, Roach's We Insist! Freedom Now suite is a classic political statement.

The label lasted only briefly in its New York incarnation, however, and recording ceased during 1961. The catalog passed into the hands of the popular singer Andy Williams, who reissued some of the catalog on his Barnaby label. In 1988, the British record producer, Alan Bates, purchased the catalog outright, and reissued it all, as well as items which had previously not been released. Candid’s jazz catalogue is now an impressive collection of over 300 titles including those by David Liebman, Toots Thielemans, Bob Dorough and others. Bates also launched a new recording program, which continues to the present time. Stacey Kent, the American expatriate singer based in London, was among those who recorded for the revitalised label -- which led to furthering her recording career with Blue Note/EMI; as are Clare Teal, who had since moved to Sony with the biggest ever recording-deal by a British jazz singer; and singer-pianist Jamie Cullum – whose debut album (funded by a student loan) was taken on by the label – and eventually saw him land a million pound record deal with Verve Records. Candid’s current artist roster includes Mina Agossi, Kyle Eastwood, Cormac Kenevey, Geoff Gascoyne, Robin McKelle, The Blessing, Paul Jayasinha, and latest signing, the singer/pianist Joe Stilgoe. Bates' wife, Nieves Pascua-Bates, is further expanding the operations of Candid Records, particularly in the Asia-Pacific, by setting up a subsidiary in the Philippines. The most notable recording artists of the fledgling Asian jazz label, Candid Records Philippines, are the Filipino-British singer-songwriter, Mishka Adams, who had since been migrated to the mainstream Candid U.K. label; the guitarist-composer, Johnny Alegre with his jazz supergroup, AFFINITY (whose album was launched in London's famed PizzaExpress Jazz Club in 2005); and Mon David, who won the prestigious London International Jazz (Singers') Competition in 2006.

Early Discography

# Leader Album

9000

Various Artists

Candid Jazz

9001

Spann, Otis

Otis Spann Is The Blues

9002

Roach, Max

We Insist! - Freedom Now

9003

Williams, Richard

New Horn In Town

9004

Ellis, Don

How Time Passes

9005

Mingus, Charles

Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus

9006

Taylor, Cecil

The World of Cecil Taylor

9007

Lacy, Steve

The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy

9008

Harrow, Nancy

Wild Women Don't Have The Blues

9009

Terry, Clark

Color Changes

9010

Lightnin' Hopkins

In New York

9011

Bailey, Benny

Big Brass

9012

Akiyoshi, Toshiko

The Toshiko - Mariano Quartet

9013

Taylor, Cecil

Jumpin' Punkins

9014

Ervin, Booker

That's It

9015

Lincoln, Abbey

Straight Ahead

9016

Woods, Phil

Rights Of Swing

9017

Taylor, Cecil & Buell Neidlinger

New York City R&B

9018

Byard, Jaki

Blues For Smoke

9019

Various Artists

Jazz Life, The

9020

Russell, Pee Wee & Coleman Hawkins

Jazz Reunion

9021

Mingus, Charles

Mingus

9022

Various Artists

Newport Rebels

9023

Memphis Slim

Tribute to Broonzy, Carr, Davenport, etc

9024

Memphis Slim

USA

9025

Spann, Otis

Walking The Blues

9026 *

Mingus, Charles

Reincarnation of a Lovebird

9027

Little, Booker

Out Front

9028

Crawford, Ray

Smooth Groove

9029

Massey, Cal

Blues To Coltrane

9030

Chamber Jazz Sextet

Plays Pal Joey

9031

Paich, Marty

Picasso Of Big Band Jazz, The

9032

Ellis, Don

Out Of Nowhere

9033

Dolphy, Eric

Candid Dolphy

9034

Taylor, Cecil

Cell Walk for Celeste

9035

Thompson, Lucky

Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know?

9036

Ford, Ricky

Manhattan Blues

9037

Hodes, Art

Pagin' Mr. Jelly

9038

 

 

9039

 

 

9040

Lindsay, Erica

Dreamer

9041

Newman, David

Blue Head

9042

Mingus, Charles

Mysterious Blues

9043

 

 

9044

Barron, Kenny & John Hicks

Rhythm-a-ning

9045

Hayes, Louis

Crawl, The

9046

Taylor, Cecil

Air

9047

 

 

9048

 

 

9049

Bartz, Gary

West 42nd Street 3/31/90

9050

Edison, Sweets & Buddy Tate

Swing Summit

9051

 

 

9052

 

 

9053

Ford, Ricky

Ebony Rhapsody

9054

Morganelli, Mark

Speak Low

9501

Harrison, Donald

For Art's Sake

9502

Tonooka, Sumi

Taking Time

9503

Gales, Larry

Message From Monk, A

9504

Roditi, Claudio

Two Of Swords

9505

Cain, Mike

Strange Omen

9506

Bartz, Gary

There Goes The Neighborhood

9507

Bonilla, Luis

Pasos Gigantes

9508

Barron, Kenny

Lemuria-Seascape

9509

Woodard, Rickey

California Cooking!

9510

Shank, Bue and Rogers, Shorty

America The Beautiful!

9511

Reed, Eric

Soldier's Hymn

9512

Liebman, David

Classic Ballads

9513

Abate, Greg

Bop City

9514

Harrison, Donald

Indian Blues

9515

Roditi, Claudio

Milestones

9516

Tonooka, Sumi

Here Comes Kai

9517

Chambers, Joe

Phantom Of The City

9518

Ford, Ricky

Hot Brass

9519

Barron, Kenny & Barry Harris

Confirmation

9520

Shank, Bud

Doctor Is In, The

9521

Shank, Bud and Rogers, Shorty

Eight Brothers

9522

Jerolamon, Jeff

Introducing

9523

D'Rivera, Paquito

Who's Smoking?!

9524

Perkins, Bill

I Wished On The Moon

9525

Scott, Shirley

Blues Everywhere

9526

Lewis, Vic

Shake Down The Stars

9527

Woodard, Rickey

Tokyo Express, The

9528

Ford, Ricky

American-African Blues

9529

Cain, Mike

What Means This?

9530

Abate, Greg

Straight Ahead

9531

Liebman, David

Joy: The Music Of John Coltrane

9532

Ruiz, Hilton

Live At Birdland

9533

Shank, Bud

I Told You So!

9534

Ignatzek, Klaus

Answer, The

9535

Lewis, Vic

West Coast All-Stars Play Bill Holman

9536

 

 

9537

Hodes, Art

Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now!

9538

Jerolamon, Jeff

Swing Thing!

9540

Konitz, Lee

Lullaby Of Birdland

9702

Stafford, Terell

Time To Let Go

9703

Santamaria, Mongo

Brazilian Sunset

9704

Hobbs, Steve

On The Lower East Side

9705

Scott, Shirley

Skylark

9706

Klein, Guillermo

El Minotauro

9707

Shank, Bud

New Gold

9708

DiNovi, Gene

Renaissance Of A Jazz Master

9711/12

Lewis, Vic

Celebration Of Contemporary West Coast Jazz (2-CD)

9713

Bennett, Don

Chicago Calling

9714

Newton, David

In Good Company

9715

Abate, Greg

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

9716

Ignatzek, Klaus

Return Voyage (To The Golden Age Of Hard Bop)

9717

Hodes, Art

Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now!

9718

Stafford, Terell

Centripetal Force

9719

Scott, Shirley

Walkin' Thing, A

9720

Great British Jazz Band, The

Jubilee

9721

Williams, Jessica

Gratitude

9722

Childers, Buddy

West Coast Quintet

9723

Bennett, Don

Solar

9724

Basie Alumni

Swinging For The Count

9725

Bailey, Craig

New Journey

9726

DiNovi, Gene

Live At The Montreal Bistro, Toronto

9727

Martignon, Hector

Portrait In White & Black

9728

Newton, David

Twelfth Of The Twelfth

9729

Ignatzek, Klaus

Silent Horns

9731

Trainor, Brian

Portraits

9733

Bennett, Don

Simplexity

9734

Konitz, Lee & Harold Danko

Wild As Springtime

9735

Childers, Buddy

Artistry In Jazz

9736

Williams, Jessica

Higher Standards

9737

Kent, Stacey

Close Your Eyes

9740

Great British Jazz Band, The

British Jazz Odyssey, A

9741

Braff, Ruby

As Time Goes By…

9744

Jean-Baptiste, David

Feeling Tones

9745

Laubrock, Ingrid

Who Is It?

9746

Martignon, Hector

Foreign Affair, The

9750

Williams, Jessica

Jazz In The Afternoon

9764

Kent, Stacey

Let Yourself Go!

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