Pablo

(Est. 1973) Norman Granz, founder of Jazz at the Philharmonic, missed the recording aspect of the music business to such a degree (which he’d abandoned in 1962 when he sold his Clef, Norgran, and Verve labels to MGM) that a little more than a decade later he decided to take the plunge and start up yet another label. Based in Beverly Hills, California, at the time, Granz secured a distribution deal and launched Pablo Records in 1973, quickly building a world-class catalog of albums by legendary artists Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum, Sarah Vaughan, and many others.