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Origin Records

We are a Seattle-based independent jazz label; run for musicians by musicians. Our fundamental goals are simple: to provide a home for our artists' ongoing work, as their careers and musical voices continue to evolve, and to introduce our customers (and ourselves!) to new and refreshingly unexpected music, while maintaining an uncompromised artistic quality throughout the catalog. Celebrating our 15th year in 2012, we release three dozen new recordings a year and represent over 240 artists across the Origin, OA2 and Origin Classical labels.

A huge part of our success so far lies in the collaborative efforts of the many artists we serve and partner with. With a focus on teaming with artistic communities from around the world - Chicago, Seattle, Antwerp, Tel Aviv, New York City and San Francisco, for instance - our artists help curate the labels by bringing in fellow musicians who they feel enhance their own musical statements. The result is a cohesive yet diverse catalog with a wide range of articulation: from some of the great modern Big Band composers, to producer/bassist Jonas Tauber's world of creative improvised music - the "Zurich Series" - to "modern mainstream" projects which make up a bulk of the catalog. Works from some of the great pioneers of jazz are included - Don Lanphere, Jessica Williams, Benny Powell, Hal Galper, Doug Hamilton to name just a few - whose recordings reflect decades of collaborations throughout jazz history and provide a dulcet parity to some of our more contemporary offerings.

Dusk

Dusk

Corey Christiansen

Coldwater Stories

Coldwater Stories

Florian Hoefner

Monochrome

Monochrome

Emi Meyer

The Sky Remains

The Sky Remains

Josh Nelson

I Believe In You

I Believe In You

Triocity

Live at the Cota Jazz Festival

Live at the Cota Jazz Festival

Hal Galper & the Youngbloods

Spirits

Spirits

Zem Audu

Destinations

Destinations

Scenes

Bird

Bird's Up

Carlos Vega

Bright Lights & Promises

Bright Lights & Promises

Sarah Partridge

Day and Night

Day and Night

Tom Rizzo

Parts Unknown

Parts Unknown

John McLean / Clark Sommers Band

The Art of Latin Jazz

The Art of Latin Jazz

Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre

Iberica

Iberica

Matt Otto with Ensemble Iberica

Rumbler

Rumbler

Bill Anschell

Lingo

Lingo

Phil Parisot

Triple Exposure

Triple Exposure

David Friesen Circle 3 Trio

Primal Existence

Primal Existence

Mamutrio

Pastures

Pastures

Clay Giberson

Third Ward Stories

Third Ward Stories

Jason Hainsworth

The Expensive Train Set

The Expensive Train Set

Tim Davies Big Band

Basement Blues

Basement Blues

John Stowell

WANDERlust

WANDERlust

Allison Adams Tucker

Beauty Within

Beauty Within

Anthony Branker

Outside In

Outside In

Dan Cray

Factory Girl

Factory Girl

Corey Christiansen

A Door

A Door

Joonsam

Dream Cassette

Dream Cassette

Joel Miller

Comin

Comin' Home Baby

The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band

San Ygnacio

San Ygnacio

Marcos Varela

Portraits and Places

Portraits and Places

Scott Reeves

Intersection

Intersection

Ark Ovrutski Quintet

Bird

Bird's Ticket

Carlos Vega

Luminosity

Luminosity

Florian Hoefner

For Once in My Life

For Once in My Life

Ben Paterson

Restless Idealism

Restless Idealism

Roxy Coss

Across the Bridge

Across the Bridge

Tom Collier

Bactrian

Bactrian

David Friesen & Glen Moore

Our Roots

Our Roots

Geof Bradfield Quintet

Sing to the Sky

Sing to the Sky

Emma Larsson

Focus

Focus

John Wocjiechowski

Varuna

Varuna

Laurie Antonioli & Richie Beirach

Enormous Changes

Enormous Changes

Jack Perla

The Chase

The Chase

Nick Finzer

Cicada

Cicada

Tad Britton

Minga Minga

Minga Minga

Clay Giberson

Cosmogram

Cosmogram

Hugo Fernandez

I Never Thought I

I Never Thought I'd Be Here

Sarah Partridge

Time Within Itself

Time Within Itself

Michael Waldrop Big Band

Alone In The Studio

Alone In The Studio

Tom Collier

Abstract Quantities

Abstract Quantities

Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters

Live Beauty

Live Beauty

John Stowell & Michael Zilber

It Could Happen

It Could Happen

The H2 Big Band

The Stillness of Motion

The Stillness of Motion

Scott Hesse Trio

Exploring Mars

Exploring Mars

Josh Nelson

No Net Nonet

No Net Nonet

Lucas Pino

Luminescent

Luminescent

Gene Argel

Risky Notion

Risky Notion

George Colligan

Urban Folklore

Urban Folklore

Thomas Marriott

Hair Dryers

Hair Dryers

Ryan Shultz Quintet

Monk - The Lost Files

Monk - The Lost Files

Clarence Penn & Penn Station

Montezuma

Montezuma

Brad Goode Quartet

In Circles

In Circles

The Spin Quartet

Where The Light Falls

Where The Light Falls

David Friesen / Circle 3 Trio

Zygomatik

Zygomatik

Piet Verbist

Full-On

Full-On

Chris Walden Big Band

O

O'S Time

Hal Galper Trio

Revelation(s)

Revelation(s)

Jerry Heldman

Sleek Buick

Sleek Buick

Collier & Dean

My Shining Hour

My Shining Hour

Bobby Broom

Travelogue

Travelogue

Todd Bishop

The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite

The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite

Anthony Branker / Word Play

Short Stories

Short Stories

Bobby Selvaggio

Continuation

Continuation

Peter Lerner / Willie Pickens

The Endless Mysteries

The Endless Mysteries

George Colligan

With Love

With Love

Jessica Williams

Spirit Speech

Spirit Speech

Dominic J. Marshall Trio

Standing on Two Feet

Standing on Two Feet

Brian Gephart

Blue Rose

Blue Rose

John Stowell / Dave Liebman

Idyl Wild

Idyl Wild

Jon Hamar

Boomer Jazz

Boomer Jazz

Marius Nordal

Laid Up in Ordinary

Laid Up in Ordinary

Hood Smoke

Encounters

Encounters

Brecker - Bromberg - Calhoun - Carter ...

Blueprints

Blueprints

Brent Jensen/Bill Anschell/Chris Symer

Upper West Side Story

Upper West Side Story

Bobby Broom

Generations

Generations

Rich Thompson Trio

Dialogue

Dialogue

Human Spirit

Sunrise

Sunrise

Amit Friedman Sextet

Swim

Swim

Joel Miller

People Calling

People Calling

Dudley Owens/aaron Wright Band

Traffic Bins

Traffic Bins

Twopool

Ulternative

Ulternative

Upper Left Trio

Meridies

Meridies

Dan Cray

Zygomatik

Zygomatik

Piet Verbist

The Eleventh Hour

The Eleventh Hour

John Moulder

The Road Home

The Road Home

Clipper Anderson

Bassprint

Bassprint

Marlene Rosenberg

Opening Statement

Opening Statement

Tito Carrillo

Trip The Light Fantastic

Trip The Light Fantastic

Hal Galper Trio

Humble Origins

Humble Origins

Wellstone Conspiracy

With You

With You

Lola Regenthal

A Family Affair - Live At Joe Segal’s

A Family Affair - Live At Joe Segal’s

Ira Sullivan & Stu Katz

Gypsy Rendezvous, Vol. 2

Gypsy Rendezvous, Vol. 2

The Dynamic Les Demerle Band

Dialogic

Dialogic

Anthony Branker & Word Play

From Sun To Sun

From Sun To Sun

Sam Yahel

Wonderful!

Wonderful!

Deep Blue Organ Trio

Universal Mind

Universal Mind

Asguests

Shot Through With Beauty

Shot Through With Beauty

John Stowell / Michael Zilber Quartet

Via

Via

Storms/nocturnes - Joe Locke

Figments

Figments

Bill Anschell

Freedom Trane

Freedom Trane

Jessica Williams

Human Spirit

Human Spirit

Thomas Marriott

Sign Of Four

Sign Of Four

R/e/d/s

Transparence

Transparence

Chuck Deardorf

Leaps Of Faith

Leaps Of Faith

Cuong Vu 4-tet

Imaginary Sketches

Imaginary Sketches

Chad Mccullough & Bram Weijters

Md In Nyc

Md In Nyc

Matija Dedic Trio

Project Popular

Project Popular

Tom Luer

Port Said Street

Port Said Street

Francis Coletta & Jonas Tauber

Dance Music

Dance Music

Anthony Branker & Ascent

And To All A Good Night

And To All A Good Night

Greta Matassa & Clipper Anderson

Constraints & Liberations

Constraints & Liberations

Thomas Marriott

The Sky Cries

The Sky Cries

Chad Mccullough & Michal Vanoucek

Inner Mission

Inner Mission

Richard Cole

Two Shades Of Nude

Two Shades Of Nude

Doug Beavers 9

African Flowers

African Flowers

Geof Bradfield

Ashland

Ashland

Alison Ruble

Flash Point

Flash Point

Randy Halberstadt

Imaginary Numbers

Imaginary Numbers

Tom Rizzo

Reunion

Reunion

Hadley Caliman & Pete Christlieb

Standard Transmission

Standard Transmission

Bruce Williamson

Touch

Touch

Jessica Williams

Jimmy Heath: Endless Search

Jimmy Heath: Endless Search

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Calculated Gestures

Calculated Gestures

Ziggurat Quartet

Live At Sweet Rhythm

Live At Sweet Rhythm

Richard Sussman Quintet

Outlaw Tractor

Outlaw Tractor

Corey Christiansen

East-west Trumpet Summit

East-west Trumpet Summit

Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott

Motives

Motives

Wellstone Conspiracy

Abstract Realism

Abstract Realism

Peter Epstein & Idee Fixe

Speak

Speak

Speak

E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum

Hal Galper

Serve And Volley

Serve And Volley

Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann

The Dark

The Dark

Eea

Rinnova

Rinnova

Scenes

Eleven Daughters

Eleven Daughters

Aaron Immanuel Wright

251

251

Dan Dean

Straight Ahead

Straight Ahead

Hadley Caliman

No Such Thing

No Such Thing

Matt Vashlishan

Into The Light

Into The Light

Dana Hall

Bifrost

Bifrost

John Moulder

The Art Of The Piano

The Art Of The Piano

Jessica Williams

Diverse

Diverse

Diverse

Speak Love

Speak Love

Courtney Fortune

Apothecary

Apothecary

Jon Alberts / Jeff Johnson / Tad Britton

Skylines

Skylines

Kevin Deitz

National Pastime

National Pastime

Dave Glenn

Dark Wood, Dark Water

Dark Wood, Dark Water

Chad Mccullough

We Couldn

We Couldn't Agree More

Bill Anschell - Brent Jensen

Involved

Involved

Kobie Watkins

Dialmentia

Dialmentia

Tim Davies Big Band

Spectre

Spectre

Mark Taylor

Night

Night

Bridge Quartet

Blessings

Blessings

Anthony Branker & Ascent

Flexicon

Flexicon

Thomas Marriott

Solitary Tales

Solitary Tales

John Stowell

Art-work

Art-work

Hal Galper / Reggie Workman / Rashied Ali

Nocturne For Ava

Nocturne For Ava

Bob Sneider & Joe Locke

Ray

Ray's Way

Ray Levier

Spaceton

Spaceton's Approach

Clay Giberson

Reflections

Reflections

Mark Colby

Nextep

Nextep

Benny Powell

Tall Stranger

Tall Stranger

Jeff Johnson

Andarta

Andarta

Roy Assaf & Eddy Khaimovich Quartet

Remembering The Way Home

Remembering The Way Home

Steve Million

Roll With It

Roll With It

Corey Christiansen

Compositionality

Compositionality

Dan Heck

Force Of Four

Force Of Four

Joe Locke

Urban Nomad

Urban Nomad

Geof Bradfield

This Is A Bird

This Is A Bird

Alison Ruble

Songs For A New Century

Songs For A New Century

Jessica Williams

Day

Day

Bridge Quartet

Regeneration

Regeneration

Doug Miller

Rigamarole

Rigamarole

Bryan Doherty

Brand New

Brand New

Alex Graham

Break

Break

Dawn Clement

Another Morning

Another Morning

Matt Jorgensen 451

Gratitude

Gratitude

Hadley Caliman

Fall Night

Fall Night

Mitch Paliga

Monuments

Monuments

Walt Blanton, Tony Branco, John Nasshan

The Door

The Door

Kelly Brand Nextet

One More Mile

One More Mile

Brent Jensen W/ Bill Anschell, Jeff Johnson

The Cool Season: An Origin Records

The Cool Season: An Origin Records

John Bisho / Jess Johnson / Bill Anschell / Thomas Marriott

Shade

Shade

Richard Cole

Three

Three

Upper Left Trio

Folk Music

Folk Music

Deep Blue Organ Trio

Jazz, Baby!

Jazz, Baby!

Doug Beavers Rovira Orchestra

Live At Cafe Metropol

Live At Cafe Metropol

Kim Richmond Ensemble

Better Angels

Better Angels

John Mclean

Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives

Rob Lockart

The Smiling Hour

The Smiling Hour

Greta Matassa

Kurt Marti Suite

Kurt Marti Suite

Chris Walden Big Band & The St. John's Choir

Jazzinit

Jazzinit

Dee Daniels

Black Hills

Black Hills

Tad Britton

Green

Green

David Sills

Truth And Beauty

Truth And Beauty

Sam Yahel

Truth And Reconciliation

Truth And Reconciliation

Darrell Grant

Song And Dance

Song And Dance

Bobby Broom

Furious Rubato

Furious Rubato

Hal Galper / Jeff Johnson / John Bishop

Both Sides Of The Fence

Both Sides Of The Fence

Thomas Marriott

Boneyard

Boneyard

Kelly Sill / Jim Mcneely / Joel Spencer

Les Is Mo

Les Is Mo'

Geoff Stradling

Along The Way

Along The Way

Scenes

My Museum

My Museum

Phil Kelly & The Sw Santa Ana Winds

11:11

11:11

Big Neighborhood

Best Bets

Best Bets

Trio East

Passages

Passages

Scott Burns

Live In Seattle

Live In Seattle

Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group

No Bounds

No Bounds

Chris Walden Big Band

Sense

Sense

Toby Koenigsberg

Tres

Tres

Sonando

Down The Line

Down The Line

David Sills

Trinity

Trinity

John Moulder

Winter Games

Winter Games

Chris Walden Big Band

Sacred Music Of Duke Ellington

Sacred Music Of Duke Ellington

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Sell Your Soul Side

Sell Your Soul Side

Upper Left Trio

Trios

Trios

Brent Jensen

Dedicated To You

Dedicated To You

Gloria Cooper

The Hand Of Dog

The Hand Of Dog

Pj Newman

Triskaidekaphobia

Triskaidekaphobia

Ben Thomas

The Good Life

The Good Life

Alex Graham

Red

Red

Matt Otto

Neighbors

Neighbors

Big Neighborhood

Resonance

Resonance

John Stowell

Individuation

Individuation

Thomas Marriott

Mayday Session

Mayday Session

Lower Monumental

Duets

Duets

Collier & Dean

Home Of My Heart

Home Of My Heart

Chris Walden Big Band

Eastern View

Eastern View

David Sills

Parallel Tracks

Parallel Tracks

Randy Halberstadt

Mallet Jazz

Mallet Jazz

Tom Collier

Hope Is In The Air

Hope Is In The Air

New Stories

Storm Walking Singing

Storm Walking Singing

Jonas Tauber

Of My Times

Of My Times

Gary Hobbs

Crossweave

Crossweave

Kim Richmond / Clay Jenkins Ensemble

Near Earth

Near Earth

Jeff Johnson

Centerpiece

Centerpiece

Giacomo Gates

Art Of The Groove

Art Of The Groove

Brent Jensen / Rob Walker Quintet

Beautiful You

Beautiful You

John Gross / Billy Mintz

Portal

Portal

Deardorf / Peterson Group

Prime Numbers

Prime Numbers

Jonas Tauber With William Thomas

Queen Dynamo

Queen Dynamo

Michael Vlatkovich Tritet

Hope

Hope

Matt Jorgensen 451

Points In Time

Points In Time

Steve Korn

Convergence Zone

Convergence Zone

Phil Kelly

Aiming True, Vol. 1

Aiming True, Vol. 1

Clay Giberson

Cycling

Cycling

Upper Left Trio

Refractions

Refractions

Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra

Secular Breathing

Secular Breathing

Jim Knapp Orchestra

Two For The Road

Two For The Road

Mimi Fox With Greta Matassa

Where Do You Start?

Where Do You Start?

Don Lanphere

Two For The Road Dvd

Two For The Road Dvd

Mimi Fox With Greta Matassa

The Banff Sessions

The Banff Sessions

John Stowell

Organic

Organic

The Acoustic Jazz Quartet

Notes From A Drummer

Notes From A Drummer

William Thomas

Stay Cool

Stay Cool

Brent Jensen With David Sills

Twelve Times Romance

Twelve Times Romance

Kelly Harland

Quiet Silence

Quiet Silence

Matt Jorgensen 451

Language

Language

Gregg Keplinger / Reuben Radding / Daniel Carter

Srjo Live

Srjo Live

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

After Hours

After Hours

Mark Taylor

Upper Road

Upper Road

Clay Giberson

The Sound Of A Dry Martini

The Sound Of A Dry Martini

Brent Jensen With The Acoustic Jazz Quartet

The Music Of Daniel Barry

The Music Of Daniel Barry

The Jazz Police

Still Life

Still Life

Lynn Bush With New Stories

All This And Heaven Too

All This And Heaven Too

Greta Matassa

Folk Songs

Folk Songs

Vasilic Nenad

Home At Last

Home At Last

Don Lanphere With New Stories

Scenes

Scenes

John Bishop With Jeff Johnson

Standards

Standards

Mimi Fox

Mirador

Mirador

Clay Giberson

Lucky

Lucky

Hans Teuber

The Art Of Falling

The Art Of Falling

Jeff Johnson

The Forgotten

The Forgotten

Richard Cole

Ways Of The Hand

Ways Of The Hand

Marius Nordal

The Mystagogue

The Mystagogue

Ben Thomas

Hamburg: Port Of Call

Hamburg: Port Of Call

Hans Fahling

Pride & Joy

Pride & Joy

Steve Korn

Lucky So & So

Lucky So & So

Paul West

Like A Bird

Like A Bird

Don Lanphere

The Road Begins Here

The Road Begins Here

Matt Jorgensen 451

Great Time

Great Time

Yoshiyuki Yamanaka

Year

Year 'round Christmas

Don Lanphere

Speakin Out

Speakin Out

New Stories

Free

Free

Jeff Johnson

Here And Now

Here And Now

Steve Korn

Tribute

Tribute

Gregg Keplinger And Rick Mandyck

Language Arts

Language Arts

Pax Wallace

A Glance Back

A Glance Back

Richard Cole

Hi-fi

Hi-fi

Radioaction

Get Happy

Get Happy

Don Lanphere And Pete Christlieb

The Satellite

The Satellite

Flatland

Notoriety

Notoriety

Marius Nordal

Looking In

Looking In

Mike Denny

Remember Why

Remember Why

New Stories

Circled By Hounds

Circled By Hounds

New Stories

Now...here...this

Now...here...this

Mike Denny, Rick Mandyck, Jeff Johnson, John Bishop

The Sonarchy Session

The Sonarchy Session

Matt Jorgensen 451

Hymn

Hymn

Delgiudice/keezer

Urban Nightingale

Urban Nightingale

Mccullough/Weijters/Verbist/Bishop

For The People

For The People

Pharez Whitted

Chicago Red

Chicago Red

Brad Goode

Uppity

Uppity

Anthony Branker / Word Play

Time Quartet Project

Time Quartet Project

Inbar Fridman

Less is More

Less is More

Rich Thompson

Range of Motion

Range of Motion

Jack Mouse Group

Music & Friends

Music & Friends

Dick Reynolds

MELBA !

MELBA !

Geof Bradfield

Ballad Of The Sad Young Men

Ballad Of The Sad Young Men

Clipper Anderson

Hymn for Life

Hymn for Life

Marc Bernstein

Lone Prairie

Lone Prairie

Corey Christiansen

'411'

Diego Barber / Hugo Cipres

Another View

Another View

Alan Jones / Francois Théberge

Burstin

Burstin' Out

Chicago Jazz Orchestra / Cyrille Aimee

Feelin

Feelin' Good

Dynamic Les Demerle Band

Revolving

Revolving

Anne Drummond

Ba(sh)

Ba(sh)

Clark Sommers Ba(sh)

Blessed

Blessed

Scott Neumann Neu3 Trio

Intrada

Intrada

Dave Slonaker Big Band

The Next Step

The Next Step

Ted Brancato