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Resonance Records: Restoring Invaluable Lost Jazz Recordings

Rescuing history

Zev Feldman and George Klabin of Resonance Records
John Coltrane's "Offering" album on Resonance Records
Wes Montgomery's In the Beginning album on Resonance Records
Charles Lloyd's "Manhattan Stories" on Resonance Records

The “historical” album category, for previously unreleased older recordings, is important to the jazz business and the jazz art form. Currently, no one is better at finding, restoring and packaging lost jazz treasure than George Klabin and Zev Feldman of the Resonance Records label.

At just 19, Klabin was recording major musicians for his radio show at Columbia University. After he graduated in 1969, he owned two recording studios in New York. By 1981, the studio business had become, in Klabin’s estimation, “not very profitable.” He sold out and left the music field for almost 25 years. In 2005, now relocated to Los Angeles, he formed the Rising Jazz Stars Foundation as a non-profit corporation under California law.

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