Blue Note Records Discography: 1953-1954

1953

Gil Melle Quintet

Eddie Bert (trombone) Gil Melle (tenor saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Joe Morello (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 31, 1953
BN465-4 tk.5CyclotronBlue Note BLP 5020
BN466-2 tk.8October-
BN467-0 tk.10Under Capricorn-
BN468-0 tk.13Venus-
* Blue Note BLP 5020   Gil Melle - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9275   Gil Melle Quintet/Gil Melle Sextet

Kenny Drew Trio

Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 16, 1953
BN469-3 tk.4Lover Come Back To MeBlue Note BLP 5023
BN470-1 tk.6Yesterdays (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002, 7243 4 95747 2
BN470-2 tk.7YesterdaysBlue Note BLP 5023
BN471-0 tk.8Everything Happens To Me-
BN472-1 tk.11Spring Will Be A Little Late-
BN473-2 tk.14Be My Love-
BN474-1 tk.16Drew's Blues-
BN475-0 tk.17Gloria-
BN476-1 tk.19Stella By Starlight-
BN471-2 tk.20Everything Happens To Me (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002, 7243 4 95747 2
* Blue Note BLP 5023   Kenny Drew - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002   Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio
= Blue Note 7243 4 95747 2   Howard McGhee/Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone -1/10) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone -1/10) Gil Coggins (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, April 20, 1953
1. BN477-1 tk.2Kelo (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 81502 2
2. BN477-2 tk.3KeloBlue Note 1620, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
3. BN478-1 tk.5Enigma (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 81502 2
4. BN478-2 tk.6EnigmaBlue Note 1618, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
5. BN479-0 tk.7Ray's Idea (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1502
6. BN479-2 tk.9Ray's IdeaBlue Note 1619, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
7. BN480-0 tk.10Tempus FugitBlue Note 1618, 45-1649, BLP 5022, BLP 1501, BLP 1001, BST2 84429
8. BN480-1 tk.11Tempus Fugit (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1502
9. BN481-2 tk.14C.T.A. (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1501
10. BN481-3 tk.15C.T.A.Blue Note 1620, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
11. BN482-0 tk.16I Waited For YouBlue Note 1619, BLP 5022, BLP 1502
* Blue Note BLP 1501, BST 81501 (pseudo stereo)   Miles Davis, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1502, BST 81502 (pseudo stereo)   Miles Davis, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1
* Blue Note CDP 7 81502 2   Miles Davis - Complete 2nd Session On Blue Note
* Blue Note BLP 5022   Miles Davis, Vol. 2
= Vogue (E) LDE 064   Miles Davis And His Orchestra
= Vogue (F) LD 172   Miles Davis And His Orchestra, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1649   Miles Davis - Tempus Fugit / Lazy Susan
* Blue Note 1620   Miles Davis - Kelo / C.T.A.
* Blue Note 1618   Miles Davis - Tempus Fugit / Enigma
* Blue Note 1619   Miles Davis - Ray's Idea / I Waited For You

John Collins

John Collins (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1953
tk.3'Tain't Nobody's Business If I DoBlue Note unissued
tk.9Lover Man-
tk.12Untitled Collins Original-
tk.14You Don't Know What Love Is-
tk.18Midnight-
tk.21My Funny Valentine-
tk.23Lover Come Back To Me-
tk.24Out Of Nowhere-

Howard McGhee Sextet

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, flute -1/6) Horace Silver (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Percy Heath (bass) Walter Bolden (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, May 20, 1953
1. BN483-2 tk.3ShabozzBlue Note BLP 5024
2. BN484-2 tk.6Tranquillity-
3. BN485-1 tk.8Futurity-
4. BN486-0 tk.9Jarm (fast version)Blue Note 7243 4 95748 2
5. BN486-1 tk.10JarmBlue Note BLP 5024
6. BN487-1 tk.12Ittapanna-
7. BN488-2 tk.15Goodbye-
* Blue Note BLP 5024   Howard McGhee, Vol. 2
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9274   Howard McGhee All Stars/Howard McGhee Sextet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95748 2   Howard McGhee, Vol. 2/Tal Farlow Quartet

Lou Donaldson - Clifford Brown Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, June 9, 1953
BN489-1 tk.2BellarosaBlue Note 1623, BLP 5030, BN-LA267-G, (J) BNJ-61001, (J) BRP-8036
BN490-1 tk.4Carvin' The Rock (alt. take 1)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN490-3 tk.6Carvin' The RockBlue Note 1624, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, (J) BRP-8036
BN491-0 tk.7Cookin' (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN491-1 tk.8Cookin'Blue Note 1623, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, (J) BRP-8036
BN492-0 tk.9Brownie SpeaksBlue Note 1622, 45-1647, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G, BST2 84433, (J) BRP-8036
BN493-0 tk.10De-DahBlue Note 1624, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G, (J) BRP-8036
BN494-0 tk.11You Go To My HeadBlue Note 1622, 45-1647, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, (J) BRP-8036
BN490-5 tk.14Carvin' The Rock (alt. take 2)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
* Blue Note BN-LA267-G   Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001   Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks
= Blue Note BST 84428   Clifford Brown - Alternate Takes
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note (J) BRP-8036   Lou Donaldson/Clifford Brown - New Faces-New Sounds
* Blue Note BLP 1526, BST 81526 (pseudo stereo)   Clifford Brown Memorial Album
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5030   Lou Donaldson/Clifford Brown - New Faces-New Sounds
* Blue Note 45-1647   Clifford Brown - Brownie Speaks / You Go To My Head
* Blue Note 1623   Lou Donaldson - Cookin' / Bellarosa
* Blue Note 1624   Lou Donaldson - Carvin' The Rock / De-Dah
* Blue Note 1622   Lou Donaldson - Brownie Speaks / You Go To My Head

Elmo Hope Trio

Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 18, 1953
BN495-1 tk.2Happy HourBlue Note BLP 5029
BN496-2 tk.5Freffie-
BN497-2 tk.8Carvin' The Rock-
BN498-0 tk.9Host Sauce-
BN499-0 tk.10Mo Is On-
BN499-1 tk.11Mo Is On (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2
BN500-1 tk.13Stars Over MarrakeshBlue Note BLP 5029
BN501-1 tk.19I Remember You-
tk.20It's A Lovely Day TodayBlue Note CDP 7 84438 2
BN502-2 tk.23Sweet And LovelyBlue Note BLP 5029
* Blue Note BLP 5029   Elmo Hope - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9271   Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet
= Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2   Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet

J.J. Johnson Sextet

Clifford Brown (trumpet -1/6,8,9) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Jimmy Heath (tenor,baritone saxophone -1/6,8,9) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, June 22, 1953
1. BN503-2 tk.3Capri (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1506; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
2. BN503-3 tk.4CapriBlue Note 1621, BLP 5028, BLP 1505; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
3. BN504-0 tk.5Lover ManBlue Note BLP 5028, BLP 1505; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
4. BN505-0 tk.6TurnpikeBlue Note 1621, BLP 5028, BLP 1505; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
5. BN505-2 tk.8Turnpike (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1506; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
6. BN506-2 tk.11Sketch OneBlue Note BLP 5028, BLP 1505; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
7. BN507-0 tk.12It Could Happen To YouBlue Note BLP 5028, BLP 1506; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
8. BN508-0 tk.14Get HappyBlue Note BLP 5028, BLP 1505, BLP 1001, BST 89903; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
9. BN508-1 tk.15Get Happy (alt. take)Blue Note BN-LA267-G, (J) BNJ-61001
* Blue Note BLP 1506, BST 81506 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81506 2   The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 1505, BST 81505 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81505 2   The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BN-LA267-G   Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001   Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks
= Blue Note BST 84428   Clifford Brown - Alternate Takes
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5028   Jay Jay Johnson With Clifford Brown
= Vogue (E) LDE 124; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50008   Jay Jay Johnson Sextet
* Blue Note 1621   Jay Jay Johnson - Capri / Turnpike

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, August 14, 1953
BN510-6 tk.8Autumn In New YorkBlue Note BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN509-1 tk.9Reets And I-
BN509-2 tk.10Reets And I (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, BST 84430
BN511-2 tk.17Sure ThingBlue Note 1629, BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN512-0 tk.18Collard Greens And Black-Eyed Peas (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, BST 84430
BN512-2 tk.20Collard Greens And Black-Eyed PeasBlue Note 1629, BLP 5041, BLP 1504, BST2 84433
BN513-0 tk.21Polka Dots And MoonbeamsBlue Note BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN514-1 tk.23I Want To Be HappyBlue Note 1628, BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN515-0 tk.25AudreyBlue Note BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN516-0 tk.27The Glass EnclosureBlue Note 1628, BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN517-0I've Got You Under My Skinrejected
* Blue Note BLP 1504, BST 81504 (pseudo stereo)   The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BST 84430   Bud Powell - Alternate Takes
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5041   The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 1629   Bud Powell - Sure Thing / Collard Greens And Black-Eyed Peas
* Blue Note 1628   Bud Powell - I Want To Be Happy / The Glass Enclosure

Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen

Jonah Jones (trumpet) Jimmy Archey (trombone) Sidney Bechet (soprano saxophone) Buddy Weed (piano) Walter Page (bass) Johnny Blowers (drums)
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, August 25, 1953
BN518-3 tk.4All Of MeBlue Note BLP 7026, BLP 1207; Mosaic MR6-110
BN519-1 tk.6I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (Ding Dong Daddy)-
BN520-0 tk.7Black And Blue (alt. take)Mosaic MR6-110
BN520-1 tk.8Black And BlueBlue Note BLP 7026, BLP 1207; Mosaic MR6-110
BN521-1 tk.13ShineBlue Note BLP 7026; Mosaic MR6-110
BN522-0 tk.17Rose Of The Rio Grande (alt. take)Mosaic MR6-110
BN522-2 tk.19Rose Of The Rio GrandeBlue Note BLP 7026, BLP 1207; Mosaic MR6-110
BN523-0 tk.20Sweet Georgia Brown-
* Blue Note BLP 1207, BST 81207 (pseudo stereo), 7243 5 30607 2   The Fabulous Sidney Bechet
* Mosaic MR6-110, MD4-110   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Sidney Bechet
* Blue Note BLP 7026   Dixie By The Fabulous Sidney Bechet
= Vogue (E) LDE 127   Sidney Bechet Hot Six
= Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50016   Sidney Bechet And His Blue Note Jazzmen, Vol. 3

Clifford Brown Sextet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, flute) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, August 28, 1953
BN524-0 tk.1Wail Bait (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN524-2 tk.3Wail BaitBlue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G
BN525-1 tk.9Hymn Of The OrientBlue Note 45-1648, BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G
BN526-1 tk.13Brownie EyesBlue Note BLP 5032, BN-LA267-G, (J) BNJ-61001
BN527-0 tk.18Cherokee (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN527-1 tk.21CherokeeBlue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BST 89903, BN-LA267-G, BST2 84429
BN528-0 tk.23Easy LivingBlue Note 45-1648, BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BLP 1001, BN-LA267-G
BN529-0 tk.24Minor MoodBlue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526
BN525-3 tk.26Hymn Of The Orient (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001   Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks
= Blue Note BST 84428   Clifford Brown - Alternate Takes
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1526, BST 81526 (pseudo stereo)   Clifford Brown Memorial Album
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BN-LA267-G   Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BLP 5032   Clifford Brown - New Star On The Horizon
= Vogue (E) LDE 121; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50017   Clifford Brown Sextet
* Blue Note 45-1648   Clifford Brown - Hymn Of The Orient / Easy Living

Gil Melle Quintet

Urbie Green (trombone) Gil Melle (tenor,baritone saxophone) Tal Farlow (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Joe Morello (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 25, 1953
BN526-2 tk.3Lover ManBlue Note BLP 5033
BN528-2 tk.11Spellbound-
BN529-1 tk.14Transition-
BN530-1 tk.16A Lion Lives Here-
BN531-2 tk.19Timepiece-
BN527-5 tk.23Gingersnaps-
BN532-0 tk.27The Nearness Of YouBlue Note 7243 4 95718 2
* Blue Note 7243 4 95718 2   Gil Melle - The Complete 50s Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 5033   Gil Melle Quintet, Vol. 2
= Vogue (E) LDE 141; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50037   Gil Melle Quintet
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9275   Gil Melle Quintet/Gil Melle Sextet

Horace Silver Trio / Art Blakey-Sabu

Horace Silver (piano -2,3,5/8) Percy Heath (bass -2,3,5/8) Art Blakey (drums) "Sabu" Martinez (bongos, congas -1)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 23, 1953
1. BN533-0 tk.1Message From KenyaBlue Note 1626, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BLP 1001
2. BN534-2 tk.6Opus De FunkBlue Note 1625, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA402-H2, BN-LA474-H2, (J) NP-2017
3. BN535-1 tk.9Day In, Day OutBlue Note 1625, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA474-H2
4. BN536-0 tk.11Nothing But The SoulBlue Note 1626, BLP 5034, BLP 1520
5. BN537-1 tk.14I Remember YouBlue Note BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA474-H2
6. BN538-0 tk.15Silverware-
7. BN539-0 tk.18How About You-
8. BN540-0 tk.21BuhainaBlue Note BLP 5034, BN-LA474-H2, (J) LNJ-70108, (J) BNJ-61005, CDP 7 81520 2
* Blue Note BLP 1520, BST 81520 (pseudo stereo), (J) LNJ-70108, CDP 7 81520 2   Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey-Sabu
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BN-LA402-H2   Horace Silver Best Album
* Blue Note BN-LA474-H2   Horace Silver - The Trio Sides
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61005   Horace Silver Rare Tracks - Senor Blues
* Blue Note BLP 5034   Horace Silver Trio, Vol. 2/Art Blakey-Sabu - Spotlight On Drums
* Blue Note (J) NP-2017   Horace Silver - Opus De Funk / Ecaroh
* Blue Note 1626, 45-1626   Art Blakey - Message From Kenya / Art Blakey/Sabu - Nothing But The Soul
* Blue Note 1625   Horace Silver - Opus De Funk / Day In, Day Out

Sal Salvador Quintet

Frank Socolow (tenor saxophone -1/4) Johnny Williams (piano) Sal Salvador (guitar) Kenny O'Brien (bass) Jimmy Campbell (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 24, 1953
1. BN536-2 (tk.3)Gone With The WindBlue Note BLP 5035
2. BN537-2 (tk.3)Too Marvelous For Words-
3. BN538-0 (tk.1)This Can't Be Love-
4. BN539-1 (tk.2)After You've Gone-
5. BN540-1 (tk.2)My Old Flame-
6. BN541-3 (tk.4)Get Happy-
* Blue Note BLP 5035   Sal Salvador Quintet

Urbie Green Septet

Doug Mettome (trumpet, baritone horn) Urbie Green (trombone) John Murtaugh (tenor saxophone) Sam Staff (baritone saxophone) Jimmy Lyon (piano) Danny Martucci (bass) Jimmy Campbell (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 27, 1953
BN542-2 (tk.3)Johnbo MamboBlue Note BLP 5036
BN543-0 (tk.1)SkylarkBlue Note 1627, BLP 5036
BN544-2 (tk.3)IncubatorBlue Note BLP 5036
BN545-2 (tk.3)DanseroBlue Note 1627, BLP 5036
BN546-2 (tk.6)Stairway To The StarsBlue Note BLP 5036
BN547-2 (tk.3)La Salle-
* Blue Note BLP 5036   Urbie Green - New Faces-New Sounds
* Blue Note 1627   Urbie Green - Skylark / Dansero

1954 (15th anniversary)

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 1st set, February 21, 1954
Pee Wee Marquette's intro
tk.1Wee Dot (alt. take)Blue Note BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46519 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
tk.2Now's The TimeBlue Note 45-1678, BLP 5039, BLP 1522
tk.3Quicksilverrejected
* Blue Note BN-LA473-J2   Art Blakey - Live Messengers
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 5039   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note 45-1678   Art Blakey/Clifford Brown/Lou Donaldson - Now's The Time, Part 1&2

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone -1,3) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 2nd set, February 21, 1954
1. tk.4ConfirmationBlue Note BLP 5039, BLP 1522
2. tk.5Once In A WhileBlue Note 45-1656, BLP 5037, BLP 1521
3. tk.6MayrehBlue Note BLP 5038, BLP 1521
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5039   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 5037   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 5038   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1656   Art Blakey/Clifford Brown - Quicksilver / Once In A While

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet -1,3,4) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 3rd set, February 21, 1954
1. tk.7Our Delightrejected
2. tk.8If I Had YouBlue Note 45-1657, BLP 5039, BLP 1522
3. tk.9Split KickBlue Note BLP 5037, BLP 1521
4. tk.10Lou's BluesBlue Note (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46520 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 5039   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 5037   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1657   Art Blakey/Clifford Brown/Lou Donaldson - Wee Dot / If I Had You

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 4th set, February 21, 1954
tk.11Wee Dotrejected
tk.12A Night In TunisiaBlue Note BLP 5038, BLP 1521, (J) BNJ-71106
tk.13Quicksilver (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1522
tk.14Confirmationrejected
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-71106   Various Artists - Soho Blue
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5038   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 5th set, February 21, 1954
tk.15Blues (Improvisation)Blue Note (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46519 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
tk.16The Way You Look TonightBlue Note (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46520 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
tk.17Wee DotBlue Note 45-1657, BLP 5038, BLP 1522
tk.18QuicksilverBlue Note 45-1656, BLP 5037, BLP 1521
Lullaby Of Birdland (finale)
* Blue Note BN-LA473-J2   Art Blakey - Live Messengers
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5038   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5037   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1657   Art Blakey/Clifford Brown/Lou Donaldson - Wee Dot / If I Had You
* Blue Note 45-1656   Art Blakey/Clifford Brown - Quicksilver / Once In A While

Miles Davis Quartet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 6, 1954
BN548-3 tk.4Take OffBlue Note BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN549-0 tk.6Lazy SusanBlue Note 45-1649, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN550-0 tk.8The LeapBlue Note 45-1650, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN551-0 tk.9Well, You Needn'tBlue Note 45-1633, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN552-0 tk.10WeirdoBlue Note 45-1650, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN553-1 tk.12It Never Entered My MindBlue Note BLP 5040, BLP 1502, BST 89903
* Blue Note BLP 1502, BST 81502 (pseudo stereo)   Miles Davis, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5040   Miles Davis, Vol. 3
* Blue Note 45-1649   Miles Davis - Tempus Fugit / Lazy Susan
* Blue Note 45-1650   Miles Davis - The Leap / Weirdo
* Blue Note 45-1633   Miles Davis - Well, You Needn't / Donna

Tal Farlow Quartet

Don Arnone, Tal Farlow (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Joe Morello (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 11, 1954
BN554-3 tk.4TinaBlue Note BLP 5042
BN555-1 tk.6Splash-
BN556-1 tk.8Rock 'N' Rye-
BN557-2 tk.12Lover-
BN558-2 tk.15All Through The Night-
BN559-1 tk.17Flamingo-
* Blue Note BLP 5042   Tal Farlow Quartet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95748 2   Howard McGhee, Vol. 2/Tal Farlow Quartet

Jutta Hipp Quintet

Emil Mangelsdorff (alto saxophone -1,3/6,8) Joki Freund (tenor saxophone -1,4/8) Jutta Hipp (piano) Hans Kresse (bass) Karl Sanner (drums)
Frankfurt Am Main, West Germany, April 24, 1954
1.CleopatraBlue Note BLP 5056
2.Don't Worry 'Bout Me-
3.Ghost Of A Chance-
4.Mon Petit-
5.What's New-
6.Blue Skies-
7.Laura-
8.Variations-
* Blue Note BLP 5056, (J) DY-5806-01   Jutta Hipp - New Faces-New Sounds From Germany

Frank Foster Quintet

Benny Powell (trombone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Gildo Mahones (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 5, 1954
BN560-2 tk.7Little RedBlue Note BLP 5043
BN561-4 tk.8Gracias-
BN562-0 tk.9How I Spent The Night-
BN562-1 tk.10How I Spent The Night (alt. take)Blue Note 7243 4 95750 2
BN563-1 tk.12Blues For BennyBlue Note BLP 5043
BN564-0 tk.13The Heat's On-
BN565-0 tk.14Out Of Nowhere-
* Blue Note BLP 5043   Frank Foster - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note 7243 4 95750 2   George Wallington/Frank Foster

Elmo Hope Quintet

Freeman Lee (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1954
BN566-2 tk.3CrazyBlue Note BLP 5044
BN566-3 tk.4Crazy (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2
BN567-3 tk.8Later For YouBlue Note BLP 5044
BN568-1 tk.10Abdullah-
BN569-1 tk.12Chips-
BN570-2 tk.15Maybe So-
BN571-2 tk.18Low Tide-
* Blue Note BLP 5044   Elmo Hope Quintet, Vol. 2 - New Faces-New Sounds
= Vogue (E) LDE 139; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50038   Elmo Hope Quintet
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9271   Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet
= Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2   Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet

George Wallington And His Band

Dave Burnes (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone, flute) George Wallington (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Quincy Jones (arranger)
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, May 12, 1954
BN572-3 tk.4SummertimeBlue Note BLP 5045, B 6503
BN572-4 tk.5Summertime (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71003, 7243 4 95750 2
BN573-2 tk.8FestivalBlue Note BLP 5045, B 6503
BN573-3 tk.9Festival (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71003, 7243 4 95750 2
BN574-2 tk.12ChristinaBlue Note BLP 5045
BN575-0 tk.13Frankie And JohnnieBlue Note BLP 5045, B 6503
BN575-1 tk.14Frankie And Johnnie (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71003, 7243 4 95750 2
BN576-1 tk.16Baby GrandBlue Note BLP 5045, B 6503
BN577-0 tk.19Bumpkins-
BN577-1 tk.20Bumpkins (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71003, 7243 4 95750 2
* Blue Note B 6503   James Moody/George Wallington - The Beginning And End Of Bop
* Blue Note BLP 5045   George Wallington And His Band
= Blue Note (J) BNJ-71003   George Wallington And His Band - Showcase
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9276   George Wallington And His Band/Hank Mobley Quartet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95750 2   George Wallington/Frank Foster

Julius Watkins Sextet

Julius Watkins (French horn) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) George Butcher (piano -1,2,4) Perry Lopez (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 8, 1954
1. tk.3Linda DeliaBlue Note 45-1658, BLP 5053
2. tk.6PerpetuationBlue Note BLP 5053
3. tk.7I Have KnownBlue Note 45-1658, BLP 5053
4. tk.8LeeteBlue Note BLP 5053
* Blue Note BLP 5053   Julius Watkins - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9273   Julius Watkins Sextet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95749 2   Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol. 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1658   Julius Watkins - Linda Delia / I Have Known

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1954
tk.3CaracasBlue Note BLP 5055, BLP 1537
tk.4The Stroller-
tk.6Moe's Bluff-
tk.10After You've GoneBlue Note BLP 5055, (J) BNJ-61008/10
* Blue Note BLP 1537, CDP 7 81537 2   Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BLP 5055   Lou Donaldson Sextet, Vol. 2

Gil Melle Quartet

Gil Melle (baritone saxophone) Lou Mecca (guitar) Bill Phillips (bass) Vinnie Thomas (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 5, 1954
tk.4Lullaby Of BirdlandBlue Note BLP 5054
tk.8Ballad For Guitar-
tk.10Metropolitan-
tk.18Newport News-
tk.19Quadrille For Moderns-
tk.20Summertime-
* Blue Note BLP 5054   Gil Melle Quintet, Vol. 3 - New Faces-New Sounds

J.J. Johnson Quintet

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) "Sabu" Martinez (congas -1/3,6)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 24, 1954
1. tk.2Too Marvelous For WordsBlue Note BLP 5057, BLP 1505
2. tk.4JayBlue Note 45-1651, BLP 5057, BLP 1505
3. tk.5Old Devil Moon-
4. tk.7It's You Or No OneBlue Note BLP 5057, BLP 1505
5. tk.10Time After TimeBlue Note BLP 5057, BLP 1506
6. tk.11Coffee PotBlue Note BLP 5057, BLP 1505
* Blue Note BLP 1505, BST 81505 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81505 2   The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1506, BST 81506 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81506 2   The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5057; Vogue (E) LDE 162   The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson
= Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50040   Jay Jay Johnson Quintet, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1651   Jay Jay Johnson - Jay / Old Devil Moon

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 13, 1954
tk.3Room 608Blue Note 45-1631, BLP 5058, BLP 1518
tk.6Creepin' In-
tk.8Doodlin'Blue Note 45-1630, BLP 5058, BLP 1518, BST 84325
tk.10Stop TimeBlue Note BLP 5058, BLP 1518
* Blue Note BLP 1518, BST 81518 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46140 2   Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note BST 84325   The Best Of Horace Silver
* Blue Note BLP 5058   Horace Silver Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1631   Horace Silver - Room 608 / Creepin' In
* Blue Note 45-1630, (J) NP-2018   Horace Silver - The Preacher / Doodlin'

Best From The West / A Musical Blindfold Test

Harry Edison (trumpet) Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone, tenor saxophone) Herb Geller (alto saxophone) Lorraine Geller (piano) Joe Mondragon (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Leonard Feather (director)
Los Angeles, CA, December 31, 1954
tk.1ArcadiaBlue Note BLP 5060
tk.2Santa AnitaBlue Note BLP 5059
tk.5Hooray For Hollywood-
tk.7The Blindfold Test, No. 3Blue Note BLP 5060
Conte Candoli (trumpet) John Graas (French horn) Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone) Marty Paich (piano) Monty Budwig (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Leonard Feather (director)
tk.10Van Nuys Indeed-
tk.12Burbank Bounce-
tk.17Culver CityBlue Note BLP 5059
tk.18The Blindfold Test, No. 1-
Conte Candoli (trumpet) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Buddy Collette (alto saxophone, flute) Clyde Dunn (baritone saxophone) Gerald Wiggins (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Curtis Counce (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Leonard Feather (director)
tk.23Here's PeteBlue Note BLP 5060
tk.25The Blindfold Test, No. 2Blue Note BLP 5059
tk.30Santa Monica-
tk.32No Love, No NothingBlue Note BLP 5060
* Blue Note BLP 5060   Leonard Feather - Best From The West: Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5059   Leonard Feather - Best From The West: Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 1