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Art of Life Records

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Created in October of 2000 by musician and producer Paul G. Kohler, Art of Life Records, LLC specializes in releasing new modern Jazz recordings as well as reissuing long lost out-of-print recordings. To date we have released thirty two Compact Disc recordings and fifteen Digital Download recordings.

Art of Life Records was created with the purpose of providing recording artists with the opportunity to create and record their music as they see fit without any undue pressures placed upon them via the typical major record label approach. Our goal is two-fold. Firstly, it's absolutely imperative that the recording artist have complete control over their musical output and be 100% satisfied with the final released product. To this end, we work with each and every artist on every detail of their release from the production, recording, audio mastering and graphic design of their album artwork to ensure that the music they've worked so hard to create remains intact and is preserved throughout the production and final release process. Our second objective is to provide our customers with the highest possible quality product that we can produce and to make this music easily available to anyone interested in our artists' musical output.

Art of Life Records has issued recordings featuring bassist Jay Anderson, guitarist Stephen D. Anderson, bassist Jeff Andrews, pianist Gordon Beck, guitarist Lenny Breau, bassist Jeremy Brown, drummer Johnny Butts, drummer Dennis Chambers, bassist Jeff Clyne, bassist Rick Danko, saxophonist Denis DiBlasio, guitarist Joe Diorio, bassist Charles Dungey, pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, bassist Jim Ferguson, guitarist Carl Filipiak, pianist Mitchel Forman, actor/singer Don Francks, pianist Bill Gerhardt, bassist Eddie Gomez, keyboardist Randy Goodrum, guitarist Ted Greene, drummer Todd Harrison, saxophonist Tubby Hayes, drummer Omar Hakim, drummer Levon Helm, bassist Eon Henstridge, saxophonist Bendik Hofseth, bassist Mike Holstein, bassist Duncan Hopkins, drummer Daniel Humair, drummer/pianist Gary Husband, acoustic bassist Paul Klinefelter, pianist Mark Kramer, drummer Tony Levin, bassist Bob Magnusson, drummer Kenny Malone, drummer/percussionist Andrea Marcelli, bassist Tony Marino, pianist Phil Markowitz, bassist Ron Mathewson, trombonist Jim McFalls, drummer Bob McLaren, guitarist John McLaughlin, pianist Joachim Mencel, saxophonist Bob Mintzer, drummer Tony Moreno, drummer Joe Mullen, saxophonist Ryan Oliver, drummer Tony Oxley, saxophonist Pierrick Pedron, drummer Jim Plank, drummer John Riley, bassist Bruno Rousselet, guitarist Randy Runyon, pianist Carl Schroeder, pianist Bernie Senensky, guitarist Stan Smith, drummer Philippe Soirat, keyboardist/saxophonist Paul Soroka, guitarist Mike Stern, clarinetist Brad Terry, drummer John Thomakos, pianist Ron Thomas, percussionist Arto Tuncboyaciyan, guitarist Jimi Tunnell, trumpeter Jake Wilkinson, keyboardist Rachel Z and bassist Steve Zerlin.

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