What originally started in 1976 with a selection of Circle Records live jazz recordings across Europe is now being continued.
Because of the importance of each recording and the great live performances it documents we are releasing new versions.
Our intention is to lift the original audio quality to another level because there are reasons why there is a need to improve:
Back in the 1970's and 80's live jazz club sessions have quite often been recorded with less than ideal recording equipment.
The live jazz concerts also have been affected by difficult accoustic conditions being recorded in small and quite noisy clubs.
We have therefore decided to use the meanwhile advanced technology to carefully restore and remaster these rare originals.
For featuring a high quality digital jazz catalogue we have selected only the finest original records to be digitally remastered.
Most of our releases will still have the same tracklisting as the original vinyl releases but they will feature new cover artwork.
Being an independent jazz record company and jazz label we truly enjoy our constant autonomy and flexibility at any time.
This enables us to constantly improve on different levels and most of all to be able to preserve and share wonderful music.
Circle Records Germany always has been and always will be 100% specialized in live jazz recordings with great musicians.
Finally we are very happy to share these outstanding and rare live jazz recordings again and hope you will enjoy listening.
In the early 80s, Chet Baker travelled Europe playing live club gigs in Paris (Le Dreher Club) and Cologne (Salt Peanuts Club).
Night Bird, Tune Up and Conception being recorded June 25th & 27th in Paris, 'Round Midnight May 21st & 23rd in Cologne.