Welcome to Hard Bop Records!
We are a UK based, independent label specialising in modern jazz. The inspiration behind the Hard Bop Records is classic jazz labels of yesteryear such as Blue Note, Prestige, Emarcy and Riverside.
We aim to release records that truly represent the musician's conception, not only by recording them in as unobtrusive a way as possible, but also allowing them to play the material that they choose, be it originals, standards or blues.
Our mission is to release excellent recordings, slowly, to ensure the highest quality of music and recording possible. Our releases contain performances by some of Europe's and America's finest jazz musicians, as well as legends such as Cedar Walton and Peter Washington. So, please browse through our catalogue. We hope you enjoy your visit and find some music that will brighten your day and stay with you through repeated listening for years to come.