Telarc Celebrating 25 Years: Jazz Collection released 2002 by Telarc Records to commemorate their 25th anniversary they’ve assembled sets that explore their large catalogs. The title of this two-CD set couldn’t be more forthcoming.
Telarc Celebrating 25 Years includes 25 selections which run the gamut from the smooth vocals of Mel Tormé, Joe Williams, and Bobby Short to the friendly angularities of McCoy Tyner’s piano explorations. They’ve released recordings by many of the pillars of jazz’s bebop and post-bop eras, including Ray Brown, Gerry Mulligan, Ahmad Jamal, Slide Hampton, Jim Hall, Jimmy McGriff, and George Shearing. From the violin of Stepháne Grappelli to the trombone of Steve Turre, Telarc has been documenting the voices of jazz with warmth and clarity. With little fanfare, they’ve built impressive roster of titles.
Telarc has always been at the forefront of digitally recorded music – not just in its top classics, but now jazz and blues – with its catalog of more than 600 recordings. Since 1980, the studio has been honored with 36 Grammy Awards for performance, manufacturing and engineering.