The Infidels Record Label

The Infidels, A Record Label, is an independently-operated music company that’s dedicated to supporting and celebrating the creative musicians who perform in various jazz traditions.

Focusing on the emergent Vancouver jazz scene, though not necessarily limited to it, The Infidels Jazz will continue to release recordings as often as time and resources permit.

Our first album is titled It Becomes Us by Kenton Loewen & JP Carter. More releases to be announced later in 2021.

Please check out our Bandcamp page for more info.

Kenton Loewen & JP Carter

It Becomes Us was recorded in the fall of 2020 by Kenton Loewen (Dan Mangan, Peregrine Falls, The Crackling) and JP Carter (Destroyer, Haram, the Inhabitants), two musicians who have performed and recorded together hundreds of times.

Half of the album was improvised in the studio, and shows their dedication to the “now” at the heart of all improvised music.

The other half features music written by Sonny Sharrock, Ornette Coleman, Roscoe Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, and Jaki Byard, and shows a deep love for the history and cultural traditions inherent in jazz, as well as a willingness to explore and create new sounds using those traditions as a launching pad.

The Infidels Jazz Show
Hosted by Tim Reinert

Every Monday, Tim hosts The Infidels, a weekly show/podcast about jazz. You can find it on Mixcloud.

The show is named after Bud Powell’s famous 1948 composition, Dance of the Infidels, with the goal being to shine a light onto as many different types of jazz as possible. 

A major focus of the show is the Vancouver scene, and Tim regularly plays music by local legends such as Peggy Lee, Brad Turner, Cory Weeds, Francois Houle, and Sharon Minemoto.