Established in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun, his brother Nesuhi Ertegun, Jerry Wexler and Herb Abramson in New York City. Originally an independent jazz and R&B label named Atlantic Records.
Through the years Atlantic always had a quality jazz catalog of releases. The problem I find as a collector is that Atlantic often reissued from their catalog, changing the labels, making it difficult to date the release I have in my hand. The copyright year may not always match the actual re-issue year.