Independent American out of New York label: Milestone Records was founded in 1966 by producer Orrin Keepnews, who secured the services of top-flight Jazz artists such as Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner and Joe Henderson for his new label.  It became part of the Fantasy group in 1972, and continues as part of Fantasy today.  In Britain distribution was initially by Transatlantic and  RCA Records.  Over here Milestone concentrated on issuing LPs, but of the few - three? - singles which it released, one managed to get into the Charts: Azymuth's Jazz/Funk instrumental 'Jazz Carnival' (MSP-101; 12/79) reached No.19 in early 1980.  The bands's follow-up, 'Dear Limmertz' (MSP-102; 11/80) failed to repeat that success.  The earliest single, from the Transatlantic period, was 'Open Your Eyes You Can Fly', by Flora Purim (M-303; 7/76).  It had the same catalogue number as the American issue, but had injection-moulded labels, Transatlantic records being pressed by Phonodisc at that time.  The RCA-era records were manufactured by RCA.  There aren't too many copies of the Flora Purim single around. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

74 Flora Purim Casa Forte (USA) MILESTONE  MILESTONE  301
75 Johnny Hammond Los Conquistadores (USA)  MILESTONE  MILESTONE  302
76 Flora Purim Open Your Eyes You Can Fly MILESTONE  MS 303
79 Rollins Sonny Harlem Boys MILESTONE  MSP 100
80 Azymuth Jazz Carnival MILESTONE  MSP 101
80 Azymuth Dear Limmertz MILESTONE  MSP 102

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