Music clubs often install recording systems so that they can archive every performance, offer a recording to its artists, or, sometimes, sell them commercially. I still have vivid memories of when the original Knitting Factory in New York signed a deal with A&M Records to release live anthologies recorded in concerts at the space. Most of the time these efforts also tend to fizzle out: for most listeners live recordings are secondary to studio efforts, and especially now, in our era of more, more, more, club-affiliated releases feel pretty unnecessary. One vibrant exception to this situation over the last few years has been Smalls Live, an excellent imprint releasing sets recorded at the important New York jazz club Smalls.