Red Baron Records

Red Baron Records was a jazz record company and label founded by Bob Thiele around 1991.[1][2][3]

The Bob Thiele Collective, an all-star group, recorded three albums for the label which Thiele produced. Other new recordings included music by John Hicks, Steve Marcus, David Murray, Ali Ryerson, and McCoy Tyner. Red Baron's reissues included albums by Ruby Braff, Paul Desmond, Earl Hines, Mel Lewis, and the Modern Jazz Quartet. Its list of previously unreleased material included Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Red Baron folded in 1996 when Bob Thiele died.[3]


Red Baron Records commenced released albums on compact disc in 1991 and continued until 1993.[4][5]

Catalog No. Album Artist Details
48629 Memories of Louis Teresa Brewer with Friends
48630 44th Street Suite McCoy Tyner
48631 Hot Summer Dance Duke Ellington Recorded live in 1960
48632 Sunrise Sunset The Bob Thiele Collective
48850 Softly I Swing Teresa Brewer
48851 Blue Flute Ali Ryerson
48852 Black & Black David Murray Quartet
48854 Reunion in Brussels Earl "Fatha" Hines
52759 My People Duke Ellington Reissue of 1963 Contact LP
52760 Lush Life Billy Strayhorn Compilation of 1964/65 recordings
52761 Crazy for You John Hicks
52445 Louis Satchmo The Bob Thiele Collective
52908 Steve Marcus & 2o1 Steve Marcus
53224 MX David Murray
53748 Lover Man: A Tribute to Billie Holiday John Hicks
53749 Very Sinatra Ruby Braff
53750 What a Wonderful World for Louis and Duke Clark Terry
53751 Smile Steve Marcus
53752 Live at the Village Vanguard Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra
53821 The Red Baron Jazz Sampler Various Artists
57329 The Songs of Harry Warren Teresa Brewer
57330 I'll Be Back Ali Ryerson
57334 Al Cohn Meets Al Porcino Al Cohn and Al Porcino
57335 Lion-Hearted The Bob Thiele Collective
57336 Jazzosaurus Rex David Murray
57337 Paul Desmond & The Modern Jazz Quartet Paul Desmond and the Modern Jazz Quartet
57338 Sondheim Jackie Cain and Roy Kral
57756 The Jazzy Old Philosopher Eddie Lawrence
57758 Saxmen David Murray
57759 Kansas City Breaks John Lewis


  1. Bob Thiele Los Angeles Times obituary
  2. Bob Thiele New York Times obituary
  3. Kennedy, Gary (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 382. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  4. Jazzlists: Red Baron discography, accessed November 26, 2019
  5. Both Sides Now: Red Baron Label Discography, accessed November 26, 2019
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