HatHut Records was founded in 1975 to document the work of
saxophonist Joe McPhee. More than 30 years later, Werner X.
Uehlinger's label has grown into a premier documenter of new jazz,
classical and improvised music with over 300 titles in its
catalogue. only releases, including releases by Steve Lacy, Anthony
Braxton, and Cecil Taylor, as well as groundbreaking works by John
Cage and Morton Feldman. As the scope of the effort expanded, the
label introduced new divisions, and currently works under a variety
of branches, including HatART hatOLOGY (for Jazz and related
improvised music), hat[now]ART (to represent Contemporary
Composition and New Music), and hatNOIR (to serve as a home for
fresh, unpredictable, innovative, uncategorizable projects).