|Tone Center Records|
|Parent company||The Shrapnel Records Group|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
|Official website||Official site|
The label grew out of Varney's admiration for the jazz fusion of the 1970s and groups such as The Tony Williams Lifetime, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, and Soft Machine. Tone Center's early releases included drummer Steve Smith and guitarists Larry Coryell, Frank Gambale, and Scott Henderson.