About Us

Clean Feed was founded in 2001.  It was born from an urgent need to change the “grey” Portuguese jazz scene and to release the most creative international artists.  From the first, Clean Feed set out on a mission to record unsuspected music by recording Portuguese and foreign musicians in separate or cooperative projects

The label’s goal was to use the whole world as its operating ground, taking advantage of the Internet revolution and the increasing global music market.

Very quickly, Clean Feed found herself at the vortex of the international creative jazz scene, releasing projects that reached far beyond what was initially imagined. In four years Clean Feed reached the impressive mark of 40 releases, featuring works by such musicians as Steve Swell, Lou Grassi, Ken Filiano, Roy Campbell, Wilber Morris, Will Holshouser, Bernardo Sassetti, Gerry Hemingway, Ellery Eskelin, Ray Anderson, Carlos Barretto, Kevin Norton, Rodrigo Amado, Zé Eduardo, Carlos Zíngaro, Paul Dunmall, Ken Vandermark, Whit Dickey, and Steve Lehman, among others.

2005 has already revealed itself as yet another turning point for the label, with its distribution reaching as far as Japan, the United States, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Poland, Belgium and Switzerland. New artists are joining the rooster including: Michael Blake, Herb Robertson, Joe Morris, Charles Gayle, Rob Brown, Vinny Golia, James Finn, Paul Flaherty, Ravish Momin, Pandelis Karayorgis, Joe Fiedler, Mark Dresser, Bruno Chevillon, Jean-Marc Foltz, George Schuller, Jeff Arnal, Adam Lane, Paal Nilssen-Love.

Clean Feed aims to record innovative contemporary jazz projects that can make a difference, building a catalogue that will be internationally recognized for its quality and coherence.

Made in Lisbon

8 responses to “About Us

  1. I like what you are doing — bringing interesting musicians to a wider hearing. Please. No, PLEASE, implement clip availability so our ears can participate in the text of your site and thus make for more frequent buying.

    I buy much more frequently upon hearing clips. I rarely do so with only text. I know you have your reasons, and those reasons will continue to suppress your site’s revenue. Please consider clips.

    Hope this helps you.

  2. Hello my name is Thom Gossage, I’m very interested in your label, I think you have a remarkable group of musicians you promote.Some of my favourite musicians.
    I have group named Thom Gossage OtherVoices out of Montreal Quebec that I would love you to hear.Here’s a short bio.Thom Gossage has appeared on numerous c.d. s during his career as a composer and drummer/percussionist. He also directs his critically acclaimed group Other Voices, who will be recording there fifth disc in 2010. His multiple collaborations with renowned musicians and his work with contemporary dance demonstrate his willingness to push the boundaries of his own artistic practice. A long term collaborator of Van Grimde Corps Secrets, Thom Gossage contributed as a composer and musical director artistic consultant on over ten dance pieces performed in Europe and North America. He recently completed a BBC recording in London, England, with Tom Arthurs, and a tour/recording in Berlin, Germany, with Miles Perkin, Benoit Delbecq and Tom Arthurs,

    Thom is currently involved in the creative musical projects of Thom Gossage Other Voices, Van Grimde Corps Secrets (Les Chemins de traverse, Perspectives Canada, Bodies to Bodies III), Steve Raegele’s Last century, Les Tourneurs, The Frank Lozano Quartet, The Eric Hove Trio, Tom Arthurs with Benoit Delbecq, Thom Gossage, and Miles Perkin, The Michel Heroux trio, as well as Catherine Potter and the Duniya Project.

    I’d love to send you some music. To whom should I address it. thank you Thom

  3. Hello,

    We EKEM a duet of improvised music (guitar / drums).
    We offer you our new cd to listen.
    Or could you send it for you to enjoy?

    Thank you in advance for your reply.

    Greeting, Em


  5. Hey,
    I’m trying to drum up some interest for my new band called Little Brother Eli.
    What do you think of our newest LIVE session?

    Would you be interested in featuring us?
    Josh – LBE

  6. Please sell your records in lossless download format. Most other labels are implementing this, realizing that there are those of us out there who do not buy CDs anymore. (1. reducing the amount of plastic in the world; 2. not being weighed down by more possessions). The important thing is the music and you’re missing part of the market for your products. You could set up your store on Bandcamp (like Trost Records or Catalytic Sound, or sell through Sub-Radar (Norway) (which handles Emanem and Leo, among other labels) or Gube Music (which handles Intakt, among others). If you’re worried about piracy caused by sale of downloads, there is no correlation (as the major labels in the U.S. are finally realizing). Your records are already being pirated on the Internet, something that is inevitable and simply needs to be policed. Giving the opportunity for people to buy lossless actually reduces piracy by giving people the choice to purchase your music and thereby compensate you and your artists for the music.

  7. Please post information about future performances and concerts by the artists in the label. I’ll be in Lisbon early January, 2015, and would very much like to see-hear new and bets Portuguese music live… any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Um abraço !

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