Origin RecordsOrigin Records

8649 Island Drive South
Seattle, WA 98118
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We are a Seattle-based 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 evolve, and to introduce our audience to new and refreshingly unexpected music while maintaining an uncompromised artistic quality. Celebrating our 25th year in 2022, we release two to three dozen new records a year and represent over 350 artists on 725 albums across the Origin, OA2, Origin Classical, and Origin World labels.

Our main focus lies in the collaborative efforts of the many artists we partner with. Teaming with inspired artistic communities from around the world, our artists have a hand in curation as their fellow musicians learn of the labels and see it as a possible home for their own musical statements. The result is a wide-ranging catalog, with music from some of the great large ensemble composers, to the creative improvised music of the “Zurich Series,” to the array of “modern mainstream” projects which define the core of the catalog's sound. Works from vital veterans of the music such as Hal Galper, Don Lanphere, Jessica Williams, Benny Powell and Hadley Caliman, or from active, pivotal performers of the last 30 years such as Nnenna Freelon, New York Voices, Joe Locke, Bobby Broom, Rodney Whitaker, Sam Yahel, & George Colligan, all whose recordings reflect decades of collaborations and provide a grounding and perspective for the younger artists we will partner with into the future.

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Year established: 1997

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While We Have Time

Maddie Vogler
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While We Have Time

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