Riverside

(Est. 1953)

RIVERSIDE is a historic jazz label, still vibrant and visible to this day, featuring comprehensive compilations showcasing Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Bill Evans. With a core mission to reissue classic jazz and blues recordings from the 1920s upon its inception in 1953, Riverside Records soon became one of the premier purveyors of modern jazz. With Keepnews producing the sessions (and writing the liner notes), Riverside soon brought such giants as Monk, Evans, Cannonball Adderley, and Wes Montgomery to the forefront of American music. The New York-based company also recorded albums by Sonny Rollins, Abbey Lincoln, Art Blakey, Mongo Santamaria, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Heath, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Byrd and the Staple Singers, among many others.