Atlantic Records / Rhino
Atlantic Records was founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson, building a reputation in jazz, R&B and soul music by signing artists like Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Otis Redding, though they would eventually branch out into rock acts like Led Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills Nash & Young. Rhino Entertainment currently distributes Atlantic Records reissues.
Further Reading: Atlantic Records / Rhino
This week Josh revisits John Coltrane's timeless mid-period masterpiece Giant Steps.
Ornette Coleman's reputation as the man who broke jazz often gets in the way of some of the most celebratory music of any age, which continues to communicate 60 years on.