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Label Watch: Dreambox

Jim Miller

It was back in the early 1980s when drummer Jim Miller decided that he’d reached the end of his rope with record companies. Playing with a jazz-fusion group in Philadelphia known as Reverie, Miller found his band out in the cold after a record label decided to cancel its agreement.

That moment of extreme frustration was a turning point, and Miller decided to take the money the band had been saving for a van and plunk it down to start his own label. That’s when Encounter Records was established, and its vision remains to preserve the jazz traditions in the Philly/Delaware Valley area and document the music of talented jazz players in the area who are under-recorded or not on record at all.

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