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Mark Gardner and Barry Kernfeld

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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American record company. Founded in 1946 by Ross Russell in Hollywood, it rapidly became one of the most important independent labels for bop; its first important musician was Charlie Parker, who took part in seven sessions for the company, which produced some of his best studio work. Other leading players were Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon and Erroll Garner. Dial also acquired valuable material by Art Tatum from Comet. In 1947 the company moved its

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