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.
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