MPS Music

MPS Records was a German jazz record label founded by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in 1968. MPS stands for "Musik Produktion Schwarzwald". MPS was the first German label to exclusively release jazz. MPS produced and released recordings by American, European and Japanese jazz artists. The hallmarks of MPS releases were the high quality of the recordings (some of the production was undertaken in the private atmosphere of label founder Brunner-Schwer's living room), the attractive design of the sleeves, and the detail of information about artists, instruments and performances.