Contemporary Records

Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles

Contemporary Records Contemporary Records was a jazz record company and label founded by Lester Koenig in Los Angeles in 1951. Contemporary produced music from a variety of jazz styles and players.

Year established: 1951

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Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes

Hampton Hawes
published: September 02, 2004

Smack Up

Art Pepper
published: April 16, 2004

Smack Up

Art Pepper
published: March 19, 2004


Victor Feldman
published: February 25, 2004

Sail Away

Tom Harrell
published: February 02, 2004

Plays For Lovers

Barney Kessel
published: November 22, 2003

Burning Spirits

Sonny Simmons
published: August 25, 2003

Li'l Abner

Shelly Manne & His Friends
published: March 19, 2003

Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics

Art Pepper
published: January 17, 2003


Shelly Manne & His Men
published: December 02, 2002

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