Sackville Recordings

Sackville Recordings. Record label established in Toronto by John Norris, Bill Smith, and others in 1968. The label released recordings of Canadian jazz musicians such as Ed Bickert, Wray Downes, Jim Galloway, Sonny Greenwich, Hagood Hardy, Fraser MacPherson, Oliver Gannon, Phil Nimmons, and Don (W.

Sackville Recordings

Sackville Recordings. Record label established in Toronto by John Norris, Bill Smith, and others in 1968. The label released recordings of Canadian jazz musicians such as Ed Bickert, Wray Downes, Jim Galloway, Sonny Greenwich, Hagood Hardy, Fraser MacPherson, Oliver Gannon, Phil Nimmons, and Don (W.) Thompson, as well as leading US traditional, mainstream, and avant-garde jazz musicians, eg, Doc Cheatham, Art Hodes, Jay McShann, etc. While Sackville's concentration was originally on jazz recording, and it was at one time the pre-eminent jazz label in Canada, the company has also signed musicians working in other genres, including country. Norris and Smith have served as producers of virtually all Sackville recording sessions. Sackville has also distributed Smith's Onari label. As of 2004, Sackville Recordings was still active, under Norris.


Further Reading

  • Miller, Mark. The Miller Companion to Jazz in Canada (Toronto 2001)