Jazzland – Riversides “other” label – Orange
Budget label, alternative label, tax-minimisation label, possible all three. Labels are both standard LP size 100mm diameter and small 92mm diameter, exact changeover points not known.
3.2 Not deep groove 100mm
3.3 Deep Groove 92mm
Picture courtesy of Tony
3.4 Jazzland Stereo DG 100mm
Picture courtesy of Nicolas
Another 100mm stereo Jazzland US press, DG on side 2, not on side 1, no AB and no other markings, pressing plant unknown. Nice stereo recording – made in London not US.
Some Jazzland were pressed by Abbey Manufacturing Corp, NJ (“AB”) and possibly others
Though Abbey were famed for excellent pressings for Prestige in the mid to late Fifties, the consistent bold capitalised handwritten AB found on many Prestige title is of a different hand here in 1961: thin spidery and feint and of lesser engineering and pressing quality, if it is the same Abbey.
Both US Riverside and Jazzland pressings are sometimes troubled with presence of surface noises attributable to manufacturing issues, possibly second grade blank lacquers, factory cleanliness, process shortcuts, who knows. Neither Bob Weinstock at Prestige (notorious for use of recycled vinyl on some New Jazz pressings) nor Orin Keepnews at Riverside seemed on top of manufacturing quality, but focussed rather on cutting the cost of manufacture, sometimes with detrimental results.
Jazzland – Orpheum Productions – Stereo – Maroon
Orpheum continued to maintain the separate identity of Riverside and Jazzland labels
JAZZLAND CATALOGUE VISUAL REFERENCE BY SET – MONO