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|Country of origin||U.S.|
|Location||Brooklyn, New York|
Screwgun Records is a jazz record label founded by saxophonist Tim Berne in 1996. Most releases on the label have been by Berne, though some have been by Berne's associates and bandmates. Steve Byram has designed and illustrated the artwork for many of the label's albums.
After attending college in Oregon, Berne moved to New York City in the 1970s to meet saxophonist Julius Hemphill, whose music had inspired him to become a jazz musician. Hemphill became his mentor, giving him saxophone lessons and helping him find his way in the music business. Berne founded Empire Records in the late 1970s to issue own albums. He released four albums, and his work was noticed by Giovanni Bonandrini, an Italian producer who issued Berne's next two albums on Soul Note. Berne signed with Columbia Records in the 1980s, then recorded for JMT Records until it shut down in 1995. Then Berne founded Screwgun to get control of his work again. Screwgun was distinguished by albums packaged in brown, cardboard covers decorated with the line drawings of Steve Byram. The unorthodox artwork fit Berne's unorthodox music and business tactics.
|Year released||Catalogue No.||Artist||Title||Notes|
|1996||70001||Tim Berne's Bloodcount||Unwound||3-CD Box Set - Limited Edition of 2000|
|1997||70002||Tim Berne's Paraphrase||Visitation Rites|
|1997||70003||Tim Berne's Bloodcount||Discretion|
|1997||70004||Tim Berne's Bloodcount||Saturation Point|
|1998||70005||Marc Ducret||Un Certain Malaise|
|1998||70006||Michael Formanek||Am I Bothering You?|
|1998||70007||Django Bates||Quiet Nights|
|1998||70008||Julius Hemphill||Blue Boyé||2-CD Box Set rerelease on 1977 album on Mbari Records|
|1998||70009||Tim Berne||The Empire Box||5-CD Box Set compiling The Five Year Plan, 7X, Spectres, and Songs and Rituals in Real Time|
|1999||70010||Marc Ducret||L'Ombra di Verdi|
|1999||70011||Tim Berne's Paraphrase||Please Advise|
|2001||70012||Tim Berne and The Copenhagen Art Ensemble with Herb Robertson and Marc Ducret||Open, Coma||2-CD Box Set|
|2002||70013||Tim Berne||Science Friction|
|2004||70014||Tim Berne's Hard Cell||Electric and Acoustic Hard Cell Live|
|2005||70015||Tim Berne's Hard Cell||Feign|
|2005||70016||Tim Berne's Paraphrase||Pre-Emptive Denial|
|2006||70017||Tim Berne's Big Satan||Livein Cognito||2-CD Box Set|
|2007||70018||Tim Berne's Science Friction||Mind Over Friction||3-CD Box Set compiling Science Friction and The Sublime And|
|2007||70019||Tim Berne's Bloodcount||Seconds||2 CD + DVD Box Set|
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