• Ariel Pocock

As the old expression goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Well, time has sure flown by. Twenty-six years of some really outstanding recording sessions and over 375 total productions. It’s interesting to note that our first three signings – Oliver Jones, Ranee Lee, and the Montreal Jubilation Choir [arranged and conducted by Trevor W. Payne] – are all still recording with us today. We are very proud of this fact, and, on a personal level, I’m extremely pleased to consider them all wonderful friends.

We’re also proud to have worked with some of the greatest musical talent in the world: the late great Oscar Peterson, David Murray, Dave Van Ronk, Paul Bley, Kenny Wheeler, Rob McConnell, Carmen Lundy, Jimmy Rowles, Sonny Greenwich, Bryan Lee, Diana Krall, Hank Jones, D.D. Jackson, Hamiet Bluiett, Billy Bang, Fontella Bass, Susie Arioli, World Saxophone Quartet, Frank Marino and David Clayton-Thomas – and this is by no means an exhaustive list, nor does it address the thousands of featured artists on our many recording sessions.

In order to make all of these great recordings and market them to the public at large you need a wonderful team. First and foremost you need a group of folks who love and understand music. We are very fortunate to have a number of people with these qualities. Nancy Marley and Jean-Pierre Leduc are two people who’ve been there since virtually the label’s inception and are invaluable assets, as are publicists Simon Fauteux in Quebec, Jane Harbury in Toronto, and Nelly Dimitrova, heading up our publishing and licensing department.

On the technical side of things, we have used the services of many recording engineers, mastering engineers, and recording technicians over the years. Bill Szawlowski, Ian Terry, Jim Anderson, Jim Czak, Renée-Marc Aurèle and many others. Hopefully great sound will continue to be an integral part of all future recordings.

There is a huge network of people that help in the promotion and marketing of every recording. It is indeed teamwork that is required. From publicists, to record trackers, festival organizers, jazz clubs, retailers, managers, agents, radio broadcasters, critics, and all forms of media, all the funding programs that are available in Canada, and last, but certainly not least, all those wonderfully talented artists. We could not do this without you.

At the local level, we must praise the wonderful network of Jazz Festivals and societies throughout Canada. If we were to single out one festival in particular that has had a major impact on our success, that would be without a doubt the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Alain Simard and André Ménard, along with their wonderful team, have managed to organize year after year one of the largest and best jazz festivals in the world. Congratulations, and thank you for all your support.

On the international front, and in well over thirty countries, we thank each partner for all the work they do in their respective countries, helping to promote our productions to new audiences. A special “shout out” to Tony Tarleton at EMI Music our new Canadian distributor.

Even though our industry is going through significant changes in the way music is both produced and consumed, the fact remains that that people want great music and we want to continue providing that for many years to come.
Justin Time Records Inc., September, 2009

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Ariel Pocock

In photography it’s known as “Magic Hour,” that time just after sunrise or just before sunset when everything glows with a golden intensity and reality becomes imbued with the Technicolor majesty of a dream. That liminal space, with its warm, inviting sheen and intoxicating air of mystery, is where singer/pianist …
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Ariel Pocock – “Living in Twilight” Available June 9

  Ariel Pocock to Release Self-Reflective Exploration  of Life’s Winding Pathways on Living in Twilight –  Available June 9 on Justin Time Records    Stream Tracks From Living in Twilight In photography it’s known as “Magic Hour,” that time just after sunrise or just before sunset when everything glows with a …
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AVAILABLE NOW on Justin Time Records: Composer/Pianist Myriam Alter Evokes Nostalgia With Culturally Eclectic Mix on Crossways

  AVAILABLE NOW on Justin Time Records:  Composer/Pianist Myriam Alter Evokes Nostalgia  With Culturally Eclectic Mix on Crossways  Stream Tracks From Crossways Crossways is composer/pianist Myriam Alter‘s third production for Enja Records (licensed to Justin Time Records in North America).  Her mother grew up in Saloniki, which has given Greece some of its greatest musicians, artists, poets …
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Available Now on Justin Time Records: Pianist/Vocalist Ariel Pocock Releases Uniquely Versatile Debut, “Touchstone”

  Available Now on Justin Time Records: Pianist/Vocalist Ariel Pocock Releases  Uniquely Versatile Debut, Touchstone   Stream Tracks From Touchstone At 22-years-old, Ariel Pocock has received international acclaim as a captivating jazz pianist, vocalist, and composer. Recognized by notable institutions such as Downbeat, the Kobe-Seattle International Jazz Vocal Competition and the Essentially Ellington Competition at …
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Vocalist Halie Loren Explores Transformation and Self-Realization on Soulful Release, “Butterfly Blue”

AVAILABLE NOW on Justin Time: Vocalist Halie Loren Explores Transformation and  Self-Realization on Soulful Release, Butterfly Blue  Stream Tracks From Butterfly Blue   The butterfly has long been a powerful symbol of rebirth. The lowly caterpillar’s emergence from its cocoon into a thing of beauty in flight is a vivid embodiment …
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Living in Twilight

Ariel Pocock

Record Label: Justin Time Records
Release Date: 9th June, 2017

Butterfly Blue

Halie Loren

Record Label: Justin Time Records
Release Date: 9th June, 2015


Christine Jensen

Record Label: Justin Time Records
Release Date: 11th March, 2014

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