Soul Jazz Records is a London based label run by Stuart Baker, which specialises in re-releasing music from around the world on compilations with high quality remastered sound. They also release a large amount of material on vinyl, including new recordings, oftentimes as 12" singles. The printed record label name on these vinyl releases often varies greatly. For example Soul And Jazz Musical Industries, ENT., Soul Jazz Records Co., Soul Jazz Record Corp., or sometimes the record label which originally released the recording is displayed.
The label started in the 1992 as a means to draw "cross cultural connections between various music genres". These genres include reggae, soul, ska, dub,jazz, Brazilian music, and latin music. The label has since expanded its range and had released compilations of New Orleans funk, post-punk, electronica, Chicago house music and world music, as well as a number of artist studio albums and singles.
Album releases on the label include: New Orleans Funk, 100%-500% Dynamite!, The World of Arthur Russell, The Sexual Life of the Savages, A Tom Moulton Mix, That's My Beat and Dub Echoes. A large number of Soul Jazz Records releases have been compilations of works from the Studio One record label, after the Soul Jazz's founders forged an association with Clement Dodd in the 1990s.
At the moment, Soul Jazz is a record label, record store, sound system, publisher and radio broadcaster.
Sublabels: Dynamite!, Microsolutions To Megaproblems, Satellite, Soul Jazz Films, Soul Jazz Studio One Series,Sounds Of The Universe, Universal Sound.