SABA/MPS Records Listing
Part of the Jazz Label
This is not a catalog. This is a discographical tool for
researchers. I have no idea how to obtain these records.
Note: This records listing covers jazz productions only. Other genres,
like classical, dance, and folklore are not included.
The list of SABA/MPS productions is divided into several parts:
- Original SABA and MPS productions
- MPS Parallel Series
- CENTER and SESSION Series
- MPS Variation '71-'83
All tables compiled by Karl-Michael Schneider from data
collected from Klaus-Gotthard Fischer: Jazzin' The Black Forest: The
Complete Guide To MPS/Saba Recordings. Crippled Dick Hot Wax! / Crippled Library,
A short history of SABA/MPS Records:
- 1835: The "Schwarzwälder Apparatebauanstalt" (SABA) is founded by
Joseph Benedikt Schwer in Triberg in the Black Forest.
- 1927: Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer (HGBS) is born.
- Around 1962: The first SABA records are available on the German
- 1968: The SABA company is sold to General Telephone & Electronics
International Inc. (GTE), New York.
- April 1, 1968: Musikproduktion Schwarzwald (MPS) is founded by
- April 1, 1971: BASF takes over the distribution of MPS Records.
- April 1, 1974: Metronome Musik GmbH, Hamburg, takes over the
distribution of MPS Records for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
- June 1, 1983: The MPS jazz repertoire is sold to Polydor International
- 1993: Motor Music, a subsidary of Polydor, starts reissuing the
SABA/MPS repertoire on CD.
- 1999: The reissue programme of the MPS jazz repertoire is taken over by
- 1999: Klaus-Gotthard
Fischer: "Jazzin' The Black Forest: The Complete Guide To MPS/Saba
Recordings" is published by Black Forest record label Crippled Dick Hot Wax! and Crippled
- 2000: Speakers Corner
Records starts reissuing selected and much sought-after titles from
the SABA/MPS repertoire on 180g vinyl with original cover art.
(Klaus-Gotthard Fischer: Jazzin' The Black Forest: The Complete Guide
To MPS/Saba Recordings. Crippled Dick Hot Wax! / Crippled Library,
On October 14, 2004, Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer died in a road accident at
a crosswalk in his home town Villingen while taking his daily evening walk.
He was 77 years old.
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