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Dragon Records was established in 1975. Most releases are with contemporary Swedish jazz groups and soloists. There are also a number of Dragon CD's with historical recordings by Swedish musicians and/or American jazz soloists recorded in Sweden, amongst which are Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie. Dragon has recorded quite a few Americans visiting Sweden including Budd Johnson, Lee Konitz, Bob Brookmeyer, Chet Baker, Jim McNeely, Hal Galper, Bob Mintzer, Richie Beirach, Ron McClure, Adam Nussbaum, Red Mitchell, Roger Kellaway and Dave Liebman together with Swedes visiting America (Anders Bergcrantz and Lars Danielsson).
Since 1982, Dragon Records has received 13 Golden Disc awards for best Swedish jazz album of the year. One of Dragon's most successful albums features the Miles Davis Quintet recorded in Stockholm on two occasions in 1960. On the four-CD Dragon album are the complete recordings, transfered from the original tapes. To date Dragon has released approx. 180 LP's and approx. 220 compact discs, and has a production rate of around 20 new CD's per year. Some Dragon albums have been financially supported by the Swedish Council for Cultural Affairs. Dragon also releases Swedish music on its label Estrad.


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