Tim Berne's Screwgun Records: By Him, For You
"When you can get a gig that is balanced, even if the sounds aren't incredible, it still has a certain amount of impact that you can't get in a studio, Berne says. Though he wouldn't put out anything that he couldn't enjoy listening to sonically, he has always been more concerned about the energy than the sound purity: the bootleg aesthetic of the label. Though conventional record business wisdom would have held one CD for later release, Berne has never been about business models and catchphrases, relying instead on his enthusiasm and belief in his music.
"My biggest disappointment with recording for other people is what happens after the record comes out, he says. "It's rare that the label will be as passionate as the musicians are about their work. And that's what sells records, the passion.
Screwgun Records reviews at All About Jazz.