Strata-East Records is an American record company and label specialising in jazz that was founded in 1971 by Charles Tolliver and Stanley Cowell with the release of their first recording Music Inc. The label released over 50 albums in the 1970s. Many of the label's releases are now hailed as prime examples of 1970s Post-Bop, Spiritual Jazz, and Afro-Jazz.
Gil Scott-Heron recorded his 1974 album Winter in America with Brian Jackson for Strata-East. The Bottle featured on the album, was a popular single. This album stands as one of the label's most well-known recordings.
Clifford Jordan and Bill Lee, father of Spike Lee, were involved in numerous releases.