Nate Chinen on the story of Pi Recordings:
Avant-garde jazz is notoriously marginalized music, and the afflictions now plaguing the recording industry are well known. But through a selective release schedule, a careful eye on the budget, a thoughtful approach to promotion and, crucially, a sense of cultivation and commitment to its artists, Pi has not only survived but has also managed to thrive.I have a half-dozen Pi albums, every one terrific. Small labels are the only future for almost all the music I care about.
Despite the Odds, a Jazz Label Finds a Way to Thrive (New York Times)
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