Throughout the history of jazz, independant recording labels provided the creativity and drive that helped jazz music to evolve. Here on GOJR we show our appreciation for some of the best labels. "The finest in jazz since 1939”: that’s how the logo reads on every Blue Note record. It’s an exaggeration, but not a completely crazy one. Other companies recorded wonderful performances, but no other had so strong an identity: not only musical but also visual, extending to the design of the photographs on the sleeve. And no other jazz label remained so faithful to its ideals for so long.