Gilles Peterson introduces Arc Records with psychedelic jazz reissue “Musica Infinita”

Gilles Peterson Announces New Label.

Gilles Peterson has launched a new label called Arc Records.

Selected from Peterson’s renowned basement archives the new imprint promises to shine a light on “magnificent records and the stories that brought them to us.”

The label will mark its first release early next year with a reissue of ‘Musica Infinita’ by Mexican drummer and composer Tino Contreras, originally released in 1978.

Speaking about his connection to the record, Peterson says, “This was the first record I heard from that region which had that amazing psychedelic, cosmic jazz sound. It’s somewhere between a David Axelrod record and a release on Saturn. I’ve always had it as one of my secret gems.”

Tino Contreras - Musica Infinita.

On ‘Musica Infinita’, Contreras intricately fused strongly-felt Mexican tradition with American-influenced jazz to create an exciting fusion of psychedelic jazz.

Check out ‘Sinfonia Del Quinto Sol’ below and look out for the album which is out 10th of January 2020.



1. Sinfonia Del Quinto Sol
2. El Hombre Cosmico
3. Orbita 13

Musica Infinita LP is released on January 10th 2020. Pre-order from Bandcamp.

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