Operating on minimal finance and maximal passion, the label was a pivotal platform
for the independent jazz movement that emerged from civil rights in the 1970s.
Strata-East Records celebrate 50 years of amazing Jazz on June 16th at 7:30pm EDT. Price: $20. Day of show $25. The performance will be available on-demand for 48 hours starting June 17th at 12:00 AM EDT.
Strata-East @ 50 featuring Charles Tolliver
, Billy Harper
, George Cables
, Buster Williams
, Lenny White
and special guest Danny Glover!
Strata-East Records, now in its 50th year, was created by Charles Tolliver & Stanley Cowell
. Their first recording in 1970, Music Inc" & Big Band, launched the label in 1971. Since then the Strata-East concept, a first of its kind provided the professional vehicle by which many important artist-produced recordings reached the marketplace. Some of the artists that the label created and issued original LPs & CDs through its history making conduit include Clifford Jordan
, Pharoah Sanders
, Jimmy Heath
/The Heath Brothers, Cecil McBee
, Billy Harper, John Hicks
, and Gil Scott-Heron
whose Strata-East Winter In America
album, with the hit single The Bottle", was a prime example of the efficacy of the label’s condominium concept.
Since its pioneering inception through to the present, Strata-East continues to occupy its place in history as a beacon and major influence for artists independently issuing their product. And, the two creators of this cult phenomenon never missed a step or skipped a beat along the way with their consummate idiomatic artistry.
Purchase your tickets, Strata-East CD downloads and other incentives now to fund the celebration of this landmark concert. Purchase Tickets
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