Distributed by A&M Records of Canada 1983-1999. A&M began distributing Pablo when it was an independent label and continued to do so after Fantasy Records bought the label in 1987.
Norman Granz began Pablo Records in 1973. He had been the owner of Verve Records, among others, and was the founder of Jazz at the Philharmonic. His Pablo Records attracted music legends. By 1987, when he sold Pablo Records to Fantasy Records, Pably had released well over 300 albums.