Hat Hut Records Relaunches 

Source: The Wire.

Improvisation and new music institution Hat Hut has relaunched with a new album series, alongside new independent distribution arrangements. The new series is entitled „ezz-thetics“, after George Russell’s 1961 album, and its first releases are recordings by Jimmy Giuffre 3, Alex Hendriksen and Fabian Gisler, and a trio of Hildegard Kleeb, Roland Dahinden and Alexandre Babel. It follows a restart which, as longtime label boss Werner X Uehlinger puts it, “was only possible due to support from friends.” Hat Hut, which has longed maintained sublabels such as hat[now]ART Label and hatOLOGY covering distinct musical zones, remains an independent operation, and is lining up a typically prolific and eclectic slate of new releases.