Contemporary Records Discography: 1957-1958

1957

Shelly Manne And His Men

Stu Williamson (trumpet) Charlie Mariano (alto sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Monty Budwig (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 4, 1957
The Gambit: Queen's PawnContemporary C 3557
* Contemporary C 3557, S 7557; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1007-2   Shelly Manne And His Men, Vol. 7 - The Gambit
= Stereo S 7030   Shelly Manne And His Men - The Gambit

Art Pepper With The Rhythm Section

Art Pepper (alto sax) Red Garland (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Hollywood, CA, January 19, 1957
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home ToContemporary CEP 4048, C 3532
Red Pepper Blues-
ImaginationContemporary C 3532
Waltz Me Blues-
Straight LifeContemporary CEP 4048, C 3532
Jazz Me BluesContemporary C 3532
Tin Tin Deo-
Star Eyes-
Birks' Works-
The Man I LoveContemporary S 7630
* Contemporary C 3532, S 7532; Stereo S 7018; Original Jazz Classics OJC-338, OJCCD-338-2   Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
* Contemporary S 7630; Original Jazz Classics OJC-389, OJCCD-389-2   Art Pepper - ...The Way It Was!
* Contemporary CEP 4048   Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section, Vol. 2

Red Norvo Sextet

Buddy Collette (flute) Bill Smith (clarinet) Red Norvo (vibes) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 1957
PoemeContemporary C 3534
Red Sails-
The Red Broom-
* Contemporary C 3534, S 7534; Stereo S 7009; Original Jazz Classics OJC-155, OJCCD-1015-2   Music To Listen To Red Norvo By

Shelly Manne And His Friends

Andre Previn (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 6 & 7, 1957
C706Jubilation T. CornponeContemporary C 363, C 3533
The Country's In The Very Best Of HandsContemporary C 3533
If I Had My Druthers-
Unnecessary Town-
Matrimonial Stomp-
Progress Is The Root Of All Evil-
Oh, Happy Day-
Namely You-
C707Past My PrimeContemporary C 363, C 3533
* Contemporary C 3533, S 7533; Stereo S 7019; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1087-2   Shelly Manne And His Friends - Li'l Abner
* Contemporary C 363   Shelly Manne - Jubilation T. Cornpone / Past My Prime

Red Norvo Sextet

Buddy Collette (flute) Bill Smith (clarinet) Red Norvo (vibes) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 9, 1957
RubricityContemporary C 3534
Paying The Dues Blues-
* Contemporary C 3534, S 7534; Stereo S 7009; Original Jazz Classics OJC-155, OJCCD-1015-2   Music To Listen To Red Norvo By

Buddy Collette Quartet

Buddy Collette (tenor, alto sax, flute) Calvin Jackson (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 18, 1957
There Will Never Be Another YouContemporary C 3531
Moten Swing-
Buddy Boo-
* Contemporary C 3531; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-747-2   Nice Day With Buddy Collette

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (clarinet) Frank Thomas (piano) Dick Roberts (banjo) Ralph Ball (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 1957
Over The WavesGood Time Jazz EP 1046, S 10028
PeoriaGood Time Jazz EP 1047, S 10028
Asleep In The Deep-
* Good Time Jazz S 10028, GTJCD-10028-2; Stereo S 7005   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Goes To Sea
* Good Time Jazz EP 1046   Firehouse Five Plus Two
* Good Time Jazz EP 1047   Firehouse Five Plus Two

Red Norvo Sextet

Buddy Collette (flute) Bill Smith (clarinet) Red Norvo (vibes) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 2, 1957
Divertimento: 1st Movement / 2nd Movement / 3rd Movement / 4th MovementContemporary C 3534
* Contemporary C 3534, S 7534; Stereo S 7009; Original Jazz Classics OJC-155, OJCCD-1015-2   Music To Listen To Red Norvo By

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 1957
I'm An Old CowhandContemporary C 3530
Solitude-
Come, Gone-
Wagon Wheels-
There Is No Greater Love-
Way Out West-
I'm An Old Cowhand (alternate take)Contemporary C 7651; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-337-2
Way Out West (alternate take)-
Come, Gone (alternate take)-
* Contemporary C 3530, S 7530; Original Jazz Classics OJC-337, OJCCD-337-2   Sonny Rollins - Way Out West
= Stereo S 7017   Sonny Rollins - Way Out West In Stereo
* Contemporary C 7651   Sonny Rollins - Contemporary Alternate Takes

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Frank Rosolino (trombone) Lennie Niehaus (alto sax) Richie Kamuca (tenor sax) Pepper Adams (baritone sax) Dick Shreve (piano) Howard Rumsey (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 12, 1957
Funny FrankContemporary C 2515, C 3517
That's Rich-
If You Are There-
* Contemporary C 3517; Original Jazz Classics OJC-451, OJCCD-451-2   Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - In The Solo Spotlight
* Contemporary C 2515   Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Vol. 5

The Poll Winners

Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 18 & 19, 1957
JorduContemporary C 3535
Satin DollContemporary C 3535, CCD-6022-2
It Could Happen To You-
Mean To MeContemporary C 3535
Don't Worry 'Bout Me-
On Green Dolphin Street-
You Go To My HeadContemporary C 3535, CCD-6022-2
Minor MoodContemporary C 3535
Nagasaki-
* Contemporary C 3535, S 7535; Stereo S 7010; Original Jazz Classics OJC-156, OJCCD-156-2   The Poll Winners
* Contemporary CCD-6022-2   Barney Kessel - Plays For Lovers

Red Mitchell Quartet

James Clay (tenor sax, flute) Lorraine Geller (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 26, 1957
Scrapple From The AppleContemporary C 3538
Rainy Night-
I Thought Of You-
Out Of The Blue-
Paul's Pal-
Sandu-
Cheek To Cheek-
* Contemporary C 3538, S 7538; Original Jazz Classics OJC-158, OJCCD-158-2   Presenting Red Mitchell
= Contemporary C 3538 (later), S 7538 (later)   Red Mitchell Quartet

Curtis Counce Group

Jack Sheldon (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1957
Pink LadyContemporary M 3574
Love Walked In-
A Drum ConversationContemporary CCD-7655-2
* Contemporary M 3574, S 7574; Original Jazz Classics OJC-423, OJCCD-423-2   The Curtis Counce Group, Vol. 3 - Carl's Blues
* Contemporary CCD-7655-2   Curtis Counce - Sonority

Curtis Counce Group

Jack Sheldon (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Frank Butler (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 1957
Too Close For ComfortContemporary C 3539
Counceltation-
* Contemporary C 3539; Original Jazz Classics OJC-159, OJCCD-159-2   You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce
= Contemporary S 7539   The Curtis Counce Group, Vol. 2 - Counceltation

Andre Previn And Russ Freeman

Russ Freeman, Andre Previn (piano) Shelly Manne (drums, tambourine)
Los Angeles, CA, April 30, 1957
Take Me Out To The Ball GameContemporary C 3537
Who's On First-
Called On Account Of Rain-
In The Cellar Blues-
Batter Up-
* Contemporary C 3537, S 7537; Stereo S 7011; Original Jazz Classics OJC-157, OJCCD-157-2   Andre Previn, Russ Freeman - Double Play!

Andre Previn And Russ Freeman

Russ Freeman, Andre Previn (piano) Shelly Manne (drums, tambourine): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, May 11, 1957
Double PlayContemporary C 3537
Safe At Home-
Fungo-
Strike Out The Band-
* Contemporary C 3537, S 7537; Stereo S 7011; Original Jazz Classics OJC-157, OJCCD-157-2   Andre Previn, Russ Freeman - Double Play!

Curtis Counce Group

Jack Sheldon (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 13, 1957
CompleteContemporary C 3539
How Deep Is The Ocean-
* Contemporary C 3539; Original Jazz Classics OJC-159, OJCCD-159-2   You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce
= Contemporary S 7539   The Curtis Counce Group, Vol. 2 - Counceltation

Benny Carter Septet

Frank Rosolino (trombone) Benny Carter (alto sax, arranger) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Andre Previn (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 11, 1957
Old Fashioned LoveContemporary C 3555
Blue Lou-
* Contemporary C 3555, S 7555; Stereo S 7028; Original Jazz Classics OJC-167, OJCCD-167-2   Benny Carter - Jazz Giant

The Bay City Jazz Band

Walt Yost (cornet) Everett Farey (cornet, leader) Sanford Newbauer (trombone, leader) Roy Giomi (clarinet) Don Keeler (piano) Lee Valencia (banjo) Jack Beecher (bass, tuba) Lloyd Byassee (drums)
San Francisco, CA, June 18, 19 & 20, 1957
Yerba Buena StrutGood Time Jazz S 10053
Riverside Blues-
Chimes Blues-
Willie The Weeper-
Skid Da De Dat-
Coal Cart Blues-
Angry-
Terrible Blues-
Yellow Dog Blues-
My Honey's Lovin' Arms-
Kansas City Man Blues-
New Orleans Stomp-
* Good Time Jazz S 10053, GTJCD-10053-2   The Bay City Jazz Band - Golden Days!

Don Ewell Quartet

Darnell Howard (clarinet) Don Ewell (piano) Pops Foster (bass) Minor Hall (drums)
San Francisco, CA, June 21 & 22, 1957
Everybody Loves My BabyGood Time Jazz S 10043
Am I Blue-
You're Driving Me Crazy-
Green Swamp-
My Home Is In A Southern Town-
Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now-
Wolverine BluesGood Time Jazz S 10046
If I Could Be With You-
Blue Turning Grey Over You-
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me-
Delmar Drag-
What's The Use-
* Good Time Jazz S 10043, GTJCD-10043-2   Don Ewell - Man Here Plays Fine Piano!
* Good Time Jazz S 10046, GTJCD-10046-2   Don Ewell - Free 'N Easy!

Don Ewell Solo

Don Ewell (piano)
San Francisco, CA, June 21 & 22, 1957
Blue Turning Grey Over YouGood Time Jazz S 10043
Frisco Rider-
I Want A Little Girl-
Save It, Pretty Mama-
Ain't Misbehavin'Good Time Jazz S 10046
Lulu's Back In Town-
Just You, Just Me-
Chicago Breakdown-
All The Wrongs You've Done To Me-
* Good Time Jazz S 10043, GTJCD-10043-2   Don Ewell - Man Here Plays Fine Piano!
* Good Time Jazz S 10046, GTJCD-10046-2   Don Ewell - Free 'N Easy!

The Leroy Vinnegar Sextet

Gerald Wilson (trumpet) Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Victor Feldman (vibraharp) Carl Perkins (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Tony Bazley (drums)
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, July 15, 1957
Walk OnContemporary C 3542
Walkin'-
Walkin' The Bluesunissued
Footloose-
* Contemporary C 3542, S 7542; Stereo S 7003; Original Jazz Classics OJC-160, OJCCD-160-2   The Leroy Vinnegar Sextet - Leroy Walks!

Shelly Manne And His Men

Stu Williamson (trumpet) Charlie Mariano (alto sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Monty Budwig (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 1957
The Gambit: En PassantContemporary C 3557
* Contemporary C 3557, S 7557; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1007-2   Shelly Manne And His Men, Vol. 7 - The Gambit
= Stereo S 7030   Shelly Manne And His Men - The Gambit

Benny Carter Septet

Frank Rosolino (trombone) Benny Carter (alto sax, trumpet, arranger) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1957
I'm Coming, VirginiaContemporary C 3555
A Walkin' Thing-
* Contemporary C 3555, S 7555; Stereo S 7028; Original Jazz Classics OJC-167, OJCCD-167-2   Benny Carter - Jazz Giant

Shelly Manne And His Men

Stu Williamson (trumpet) Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone) Vince DeRosa (French horn) Bill Smith (clarinet) Charlie Mariano (alto sax) Jack Montrose (tenor sax) Bill Holman (baritone sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Monte Budwig (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 24, 1957
Concerto For Clarinet And Combo (3 Movements)Contemporary C 3536; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1910-2
* Contemporary C 3536   Shelly Manne And His Men, Vol. 6 - Concerto For Clarinet And Combo
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1910-2   Shelly Manne And His Men, Vol. 2 - New Works

Shelly Manne And His Men

Stu Williamson (trumpet, valve trombone) Charlie Mariano (alto sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Monty Budwig (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 1957
Sophisticated RabbitContemporary C 3536
The Gambit: CastlingContemporary C 3557
The Gambit: Checkmate-
* Contemporary C 3536   Shelly Manne And His Men, Vol. 6 - Concerto For Clarinet And Combo
* Contemporary C 3557, S 7557; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1007-2   Shelly Manne And His Men, Vol. 7 - The Gambit
= Stereo S 7030   Shelly Manne And His Men - The Gambit

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (clarinet) Frank Thomas (piano) Dick Roberts (banjo) George Bruns (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 29, 1957
By The Beautiful SeaGood Time Jazz EP 1046, S 10028
Minnie The Mermaid-
She Was Just A Sailor's SweetheartGood Time Jazz EP 1048, S 10028
Red Sails In The Sunset-
* Good Time Jazz S 10028, GTJCD-10028-2; Stereo S 7005   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Goes To Sea
* Good Time Jazz EP 1046   Firehouse Five Plus Two
* Good Time Jazz EP 1048   Firehouse Five Plus Two

Barney Kessel Sextet

Frank Rosolino (trombone) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 1957
Tiger RagContemporary M 3603
Jersey BounceContemporary M 3603, FCD-60-021
* Contemporary M 3603, S 7603; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1010-2   Barney Kessel - Let's Cook!
* Contemporary FCD-60-021   The Artistry Of Barney Kessel

The Famous Castle Jazz Band

Don Kinch (cornet) George Brunis (trombone) Bob Gilbert (clarinet) Freddie Crews (piano) Monte Ballou (banjo) Bob Short (bass, tuba) Homer Welch (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 19 & 20, 1957
Sweet Georgia BrownGood Time Jazz S 10030
Royal Garden Blues-
I've Been Floating Down The Old Green River-
At A Georgia Camp Meeting-
Careless Love-
Tiger Rag-
Dippermouth Blues-
Smokey Mokes-
Kansas City Stomp-
The Torch-
Ory's Creole Trombone-
Farewell Blues-
* Good Time Jazz S 10030, GTJCD-10030-2   The Famous Castle Jazz Band
= Stereo S 7021   The Famous Castle Jazz Band In Stereo

Bob Cooper Sextet

Frank Rosolino (trombone) Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Victor Feldman (vibes) Lou Levy (piano) Max Bennett (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1957
Jazz Theme And Four Variations: Sunday MoodContemporary C 3544
Jazz Theme And Four Variations: A Blue Period-
Confirmation-
Easy Living-
Frankie And Johnny-
Day Dream-
Somebody Loves Me-
* Contemporary C 3544, S 7544; Stereo S 7012; Original Jazz Classics OJC-161, OJCCD-161-2   The Music Of Bob Cooper - Coop!

Bob Cooper Nonet

Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Johnny Halliburton, Frank Rosolino (trombone) Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Lou Levy (piano) Max Bennett (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1957
Jazz Theme And Four Variations: Happy ChangesContemporary C 3544
Jazz Theme And Four Variations: Night Stroll-
Jazz Theme And Four Variations: Saturday Dance-
* Contemporary C 3544, S 7544; Stereo S 7012; Original Jazz Classics OJC-161, OJCCD-161-2   The Music Of Bob Cooper - Coop!

Curtis Counce Group

Jack Sheldon (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 1957
Nica's DreamContemporary M 3574
How Long Has This Been Going OnContemporary C 7655
* Contemporary M 3574, S 7574; Original Jazz Classics OJC-423, OJCCD-423-2   The Curtis Counce Group, Vol. 3 - Carl's Blues
* Contemporary C 7655, CCD-7655-2   Curtis Counce - Sonority

Curtis Counce Group

Jack Sheldon (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Frank Butler (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, September 3, 1957
Mean To MeContemporary C 3539
* Contemporary C 3539; Original Jazz Classics OJC-159, OJCCD-159-2   You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce
= Contemporary S 7539   The Curtis Counce Group, Vol. 2 - Counceltation

The Leroy Vinnegar Sextet

Gerald Wilson (trumpet) Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Victor Feldman (vibraharp) Carl Perkins (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Tony Bazley (drums)
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 1957
On The Sunny Side Of The StreetContemporary C 3542
Walkin' My Baby Back Home-
I'll Walk Alone-
* Contemporary C 3542, S 7542; Stereo S 7003; Original Jazz Classics OJC-160, OJCCD-160-2   The Leroy Vinnegar Sextet - Leroy Walks!

The Leroy Vinnegar Sextet

Gerald Wilson (trumpet) Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Victor Feldman (vibraharp) Carl Perkins (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Tony Bazley (drums): same personnel
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 1957
Would You Like To Take A WalkContemporary C 3542
Walkin' By The River-
* Contemporary C 3542, S 7542; Stereo S 7003; Original Jazz Classics OJC-160, OJCCD-160-2   The Leroy Vinnegar Sextet - Leroy Walks!

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (clarinet) Frank Thomas (piano) Dick Roberts (banjo) George Bruns (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 30, 1957
When My Dreamboat Comes HomeGood Time Jazz EP 1046, S 10028
A Sailboat In The MoonlightGood Time Jazz EP 1047, S 10028
On The Good Ship Lollipop-
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaGood Time Jazz EP 1048, S 10028
* Good Time Jazz S 10028, GTJCD-10028-2; Stereo S 7005   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Goes To Sea
* Good Time Jazz EP 1046   Firehouse Five Plus Two
* Good Time Jazz EP 1047   Firehouse Five Plus Two
* Good Time Jazz EP 1048   Firehouse Five Plus Two

Benny Carter Septet

Frank Rosolino (trombone) Benny Carter (alto sax, trumpet, arranger) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Andre Previn (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 1957
How Can You LoseContemporary C 3555
* Contemporary C 3555, S 7555; Stereo S 7028; Original Jazz Classics OJC-167, OJCCD-167-2   Benny Carter - Jazz Giant

Benny Golson Nonet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Gigi Gryce (alto sax) Benny Golson (tenor sax) Sahib Shihab (baritone sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, October 14, 1957
Whisper NotContemporary C 3552
Just By Myself-
Capri-
* Contemporary C 3552; Original Jazz Classics OJC-164, OJCCD-164-2   Benny Golson's New York Scene

Benny Golson Quintet

Art Farmer (trumpet -1/3,5) Benny Golson (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, October 17, 1957
1.Something In B FlatContemporary C 3552
2.Step Lightly-
3.Blues It-
4.You're Mine, You-
5.B.G.'s HolidayOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-164-2
* Contemporary C 3552; Original Jazz Classics OJC-164, OJCCD-164-2   Benny Golson's New York Scene

Andre Previn And His Pals

Andre Previn (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 28 & 29, 1957
I Could Write A BookContemporary C 3543
That Terrific Rainbow-
Bewitched-
Take Him-
Zip-
It's A Great Big Town-
What Is A Man-
I'm Talkin' With My Pal-
Do It The Hard Way-
* Contemporary C 3543, S 7543; Stereo S 7004; Original Jazz Classics OJC-637, OJCCD-637-2   Andre Previn And His Pals - Pal Joey

Barney Kessel Quintet

Victor Feldman (vibes) Hampton Hawes (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 11, 1957
Let's Cook!Contemporary M 3603, FCD-60-021
Time RememberedContemporary M 3603
Just In TimeContemporary M 3603, CCD-6022-2
* Contemporary M 3603, S 7603; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1010-2   Barney Kessel - Let's Cook!
* Contemporary FCD-60-021   The Artistry Of Barney Kessel
* Contemporary CCD-6022-2   Barney Kessel - Plays For Lovers

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (clarinet) Frank Thomas (piano) Dick Roberts (banjo) George Bruns (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 18, 1957
HindustanGood Time Jazz S 10044
Panama-
The Sheik Of Araby-
Anchors AweighGood Time Jazz EP 1048, S 10028
* Good Time Jazz S 10044, GTJCD-10044-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Around The World!
* Good Time Jazz S 10028, GTJCD-10028-2; Stereo S 7005   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Goes To Sea
* Good Time Jazz EP 1048   Firehouse Five Plus Two

1958

Curtis Counce Group

Jack Sheldon (trumpet -1,2) Gerald Wilson (trumpet -3/8) Harold Land (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano -1/5) Elmo Hope (piano -6/8) Curtis Counce (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 6, 1958
1.I Can't Get StartedContemporary M 3574
2.The Butler Did It-
3.Larue-
4.Carl's Blues-
5.A Night In TunisiaContemporary C 7655
6.So Nice-
7.Origin-
8.Bella Rosa-
* Contemporary M 3574, S 7574; Original Jazz Classics OJC-423, OJCCD-423-2   The Curtis Counce Group, Vol. 3 - Carl's Blues
* Contemporary C 7655, CCD-7655-2   Curtis Counce - Sonority

Harold Land Quintet

Rolf Ericson (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, January 13, 1958
Speak LowContemporary C 3550
Lydia's Lament-
Smack Up-
Promised LandOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-162-2
* Contemporary C 3550; Original Jazz Classics OJC-162, OJCCD-162-2   Harold Land - Harold In The Land Of Jazz
= Contemporary C 3550 (later), S 7550   Harold Land Quintet - Grooveyard

Harold Land Quintet

Rolf Ericson (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Frank Butler (drums): same personnel
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, January 14, 1958
DeliriumContemporary C 3550
You Don't Know What Love Is-
Nieta-
Grooveyard-
* Contemporary C 3550; Original Jazz Classics OJC-162, OJCCD-162-2   Harold Land - Harold In The Land Of Jazz
= Contemporary C 3550 (later), S 7550   Harold Land Quintet - Grooveyard

Bob Scobey And Clancy Hayes

Bob Scobey (trumpet) Jack Buck, Doug Skinner (trombone) Pud Brown (clarinet) Stan Wrightsman (piano) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Bob Short (bass, tuba) Dave Black (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 19 & 20, 1958
Bye Bye LoveCalifornia M 1501
Singing The Blues-
Yellow Dog Blues-
Tammy-
Round And Round-
All Shook Up-
Love Letters In The Sand-
Marianne-
C.C. Rider-
So Rare-
Blueberry Hill-
Don't Forbid Me-
* California M 1501; Good Time Jazz L 12056, GTJCD-12056-2; Stereo S 7013   Bob Scobey, Clancy Hayes - Scobey And Clancy Raid The Juke Box

Jesse Fuller

Jesse Fuller (guitar, harmonica, kazoo, vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, January 19 & 25 & April 12, 1958
Take This HammerGood Time Jazz S 10031
Linin' Track-
I'm Going To Meet My Loving Mother-
Tiger Rag-
Memphis Boogie-
Raise A Ruckus-
By And By-
Fingerbuster-
Stagolee-
99 Years-
Hesitation Blues-
same session
Leavin' MemphisGood Time Jazz S 10039
Frisco Bound-
Take It Slow And Easy-
The Monkey And The EngineerGood Time Jazz GV 2427, S 10039
New CorrineGood Time Jazz S 10039
Guitar Blues-
Runnin' WildGood Time Jazz GV 2427, S 10039
Hey, HeyGood Time Jazz S 10039
In That Great Land-
The Way You Treat Me-
Down Home Waltz-
Beat It On Down The Line-
Buck And Wing-
* Good Time Jazz S 10031; Original Blues Classics OBCCD-564-2   Jesse Fuller - Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals, And Blues
* Good Time Jazz S 10039; Original Blues Classics OBC-526, OBCCD-526-2   Jesse Fuller - The Lone Cat
* Good Time Jazz GV 2427   Jesse Fuller - The Monkey And The Engineer / Runnin' Wild

Victor Feldman Trio

Victor Feldman (vibes, piano) Scott LaFaro (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 21 & 22, 1958
Serpent's ToothContemporary C 3549
Waltz (Frederic Chopin)-
Chasing Shadows-
Flamingo-
S'posin'-
Bebop-
There Is No Greater Love-
Too Blue-
Minor Lament-
Satin Doll-
* Contemporary C 3549, S 7549; Original Jazz Classics OJC-268, OJCCD-268-2   The Arrival Of Victor Feldman

Hampton Hawes Quartet

Hampton Hawes (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 27, 1958
Yardbird SuiteContemporary C 3553; Prestige PRCD-11015-2
There Will Never Be Another YouContemporary C 3553
Bow Jest-
Sweet Sue-
Up BluesContemporary C 3553; Prestige PRCD-11015-2
Like Someone In LoveContemporary C 3553
Love Is Just Around The Corner-
Thou SwellOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-165-2
The Awful Truth-
* Contemporary C 3553, S 7553; Stereo S 7026; Original Jazz Classics OJC-165, OJCCD-165-2   Hampton Hawes - Four!
* Prestige PRCD-11015-2   Hampton Hawes - Blues The Most

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (clarinet) Frank Thomas (piano) Dick Roberts (banjo) Don Kinch (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 3, 1958
Isle Of CapriGood Time Jazz S 10044
Japanese SandmanGood Time Jazz 98, S 10044
* Good Time Jazz S 10044, GTJCD-10044-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Around The World!
* Good Time Jazz 98, 45098   Firehouse Five Plus Two - My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua / Japanese Sandman

Ornette Coleman Quintet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto sax) Walter Norris (piano) Don Payne (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 10, 1958
InvisibleContemporary C 3551
The Blessing-
Jayne-
* Contemporary C 3551, S 7551; Original Jazz Classics OJC-163, OJCCD-163-2   The Music Of Ornette Coleman - Something Else!!!!

Ornette Coleman Quintet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto sax) Walter Norris (piano) Don Payne (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, February 22, 1958
ChippieContemporary C 3551
The Disguise-
Angel Voice-
* Contemporary C 3551, S 7551; Original Jazz Classics OJC-163, OJCCD-163-2   The Music Of Ornette Coleman - Something Else!!!!

Shelly Manne And His Men

Stu Williamson (trumpet) Charlie Mariano (alto sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Monty Budwig (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 1958
Blu GnuContemporary C 3557
Tom Brown's Buddy-
Hugo Hurwhey-
* Contemporary C 3557, S 7557; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1007-2   Shelly Manne And His Men, Vol. 7 - The Gambit
= Stereo S 7030   Shelly Manne And His Men - The Gambit

Hampton Hawes Quartet

Harold Land (tenor sax) Hampton Hawes (piano) Scott LaFaro (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 1958
HipContemporary M 3589; Prestige PRCD-11015-2
Wrap Your Troubles In DreamsContemporary M 3589
Crazeology-
Numbers Game-
For RealContemporary M 3589; Prestige PRCD-11015-2
I Love YouContemporary M 3589
* Contemporary M 3589, S 7589; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-713-2   Hampton Hawes - For Real!
* Prestige PRCD-11015-2   Hampton Hawes - Blues The Most

Luckey Roberts Solo

Luckey Roberts (piano)
NYC, March 18, 1958
Nothin'Good Time Jazz S 10035
Spanish Fandango-
The Railroad Blues-
Complainin'-
Inner Space-
Outer Space-
* Good Time Jazz S 10035, GTJCD-10035-2   Luckey Roberts, Willie "The Lion" Smith - Luckey And The Lion - Harlem Piano

Willie "The Lion" Smith Solo

Willie "The Lion" Smith (piano)
NYC, March 18, 1958
Mornin' AirGood Time Jazz S 10035
Relaxin'-
Rippling Water-
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea-
Tango La Caprice-
Concentratin'-
* Good Time Jazz S 10035, GTJCD-10035-2   Luckey Roberts, Willie "The Lion" Smith - Luckey And The Lion - Harlem Piano

Ornette Coleman Quintet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto sax) Walter Norris (piano) Don Payne (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 24, 1958
AlphaContemporary C 3551
When Will The Blues Leave-
The Sphinx-
* Contemporary C 3551, S 7551; Original Jazz Classics OJC-163, OJCCD-163-2   The Music Of Ornette Coleman - Something Else!!!!

Hampton Hawes Trio

Hampton Hawes (piano) Scott LaFaro (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, March, 1958
What's NewOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-1035-2
I'll Remember April-
Blue 'N' Boogie-
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1035-2   Hampton Hawes - Bird Song

Andre Previn And His Pals

Andre Previn (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 7 & 8, 1958
The ParisiansContemporary C 3548
I Remember It Well-
A Toujours-
It's A Bore-
Aunt Alicia's March-
Thank Heaven For Little Girls-
Gigi-
She Is Not Thinking Of Me-
* Contemporary C 3548, S 7548; Stereo S 7020; Original Jazz Classics OJC-407, OJCCD-407-2   Andre Previn And His Pals - Gigi

Shelly Manne And His Friends

Andre Previn (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums, tambourine)
Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 1958
I Met A GirlContemporary C 3559
Just In Time-
Independent (On My Own)-
The Party's Over (ballad version)-
It's A Perfect Relationship-
* Contemporary C 3559, S 7559; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-910-2   Shelly Manne And His Friends - Bells Are Ringing

Art Farmer Quartet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Jones (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
NYC, April 19, 1958
Back In The CageContemporary C 3554
Stablemates-
Nita-
By Myself-
Too Late Now-
* Contemporary C 3554, S 7554; Stereo S 7027; Original Jazz Classics OJC-166, OJCCD-166-2   Portrait Of Art Farmer

Benny Carter Quintet

Benny Carter (alto sax) Andre Previn (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 21, 1958
Ain't She SweetContemporary C 3555
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me-
* Contemporary C 3555, S 7555; Stereo S 7028; Original Jazz Classics OJC-167, OJCCD-167-2   Benny Carter - Jazz Giant

Art Farmer Quartet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Jones (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
NYC, May 1, 1958
The Very Thought Of YouContemporary C 3554
And Now...-
Earth-
Folks Who Live On The HillOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-166-2
* Contemporary C 3554, S 7554; Stereo S 7027; Original Jazz Classics OJC-166, OJCCD-166-2   Portrait Of Art Farmer

Cecil Taylor Quartet

Earl Griffith (vibes -1,2,4/6) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Dennis Charles (drums)
NYC, June 9, 1958
1.Luyah! The Glorious StepContemporary M 3562
2.African Violets-
3.Of What-
4.Wallering-
5.Toll-
6.Excursion On A Wobbly Rail-
* Contemporary M 3562, S 7562; Original Jazz Classics OJC-452, OJCCD-452-2   Cecil Taylor - Looking Ahead!

Shelly Manne And His Friends

Andre Previn (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums, tambourine)
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1958
Is It A CrimeContemporary C 3559
Better Than A Dream-
Mu-Cha-Cha-
Long Before I Knew You-
The Party's Over (up-tempo version)-
I Better Thank Her-
* Contemporary C 3559, S 7559; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-910-2   Shelly Manne And His Friends - Bells Are Ringing

Andre Previn Solo

Andre Previn (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, August 12, 13, 20 & 30, 1958
Cabin In The SkyContemporary C 3558
Autumn In New York-
The Love I Long For-
Ages Ago-
Taking A Chance On Love-
What Is There To Say-
I Can't Get Started-
I Like The Likes Of You-
Round About-
April In Paris-
* Contemporary C 3558, S 7558; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1769, OJCCD-1769-2   Andre Previn Plays Songs By Vernon Duke

The Poll Winners

Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 19 & 21, 1958
Be Deedle Dee DoContemporary C 3556
Volare (Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu)-
Spring Is Here-
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top-
Custard Puff-
When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along-
Foreign Intrigue-
Angel EyesContemporary C 3556, CCD-6022-2
The Merry-Go-Round Broke DownContemporary C 3556
* Contemporary C 3556, S 7556; Stereo S 7029; Original Jazz Classics OJC-607, OJCCD-607-2   The Poll Winners Ride Again!
* Contemporary CCD-6022-2   Barney Kessel - Plays For Lovers

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (clarinet) Frank Thomas (piano) Dick Roberts (banjo) Don Kinch (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 29, 1958
Button Up Your OvercoatGood Time Jazz S 10038
Mama Inez-
Come Back, Sweet PapaGood Time Jazz S 10040, FCD-60-008
* Good Time Jazz S 10038, GTJCD-10038-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Crashes A Party!
* Good Time Jazz S 10040   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Dixieland Favorites
* Good Time Jazz FCD-60-008   Firehouse Five Plus Two - 16 Dixieland Favorites

Sonny Rollins And Contemporary Leaders

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Victor Feldman (vibes -4,11) Hampton Hawes (piano -1,2,4/11) Barney Kessel (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums -1,2,4/6,8/11)
Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 21 & 22, 1958
1.I've Told Ev'ry Little StarContemporary M 3564
2.Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody-
3.How High The Moon-
4.You-
5.I've Found A New Baby-
6.Alone Together-
7.In The Chapel In The Moonlight-
8.The Song Is You-
9.I've Found A New Baby (alternate take)Contemporary C 7651; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-340-2
10.The Song Is You (alternate take)-
11.You (alternate take)Contemporary C 7651
* Contemporary M 3564, S 7564; Original Jazz Classics OJC-340, OJCCD-340-2   Sonny Rollins And The Contemporary Leaders
* Contemporary C 7651   Sonny Rollins - Contemporary Alternate Takes

Benny Carter Quartet

Benny Carter (alto sax, trumpet) Earl Hines (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 2, 1958
Thou SwellContemporary M 3561
My Blue Heaven-
Just Imagine-
If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)-
Sweet Lorraine-
Who's Sorry Now-
Laugh! Clown! Laugh!-
All Alone-
Mary Lou-
In A Little Spanish Town-
Someone To Watch Over Me-
A Monday Date-
Who's Sorry Now (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-339-2
Laugh! Clown! Laugh! (alternate take)-
All Alone (alternate take)-
* Contemporary M 3561, S 7561; Original Jazz Classics OJC-339, OJCCD-339-2   Benny Carter, Earl Hines - Swingin' The '20s

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (clarinet) Frank Thomas (piano) Dick Roberts (banjo) Don Kinch (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 4, 1958
Bill BaileyGood Time Jazz S 10038
Working Man BluesGood Time Jazz S 10040, FCD-60-008
Jazz Me Blues-
* Good Time Jazz S 10038, GTJCD-10038-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Crashes A Party!
* Good Time Jazz S 10040   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Dixieland Favorites
* Good Time Jazz FCD-60-008   Firehouse Five Plus Two - 16 Dixieland Favorites

Hampton Hawes Trio

Hampton Hawes (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Stan Levy (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 24 & 25, 1958
Down By The RiversideContemporary C 7653
Just A Closer Walk With Thee-
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot-
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen-
When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder-
Go Down Moses-
Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho-
Blues (incomplete)-
* Contemporary C 7653; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1067-2   Hampton Hawes - The Sermon

Andre Previn's Trio

Andre Previn (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Frankie Capp (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, November 26, 1958
I'll Remember AprilContemporary M 3570
Much Too Late-
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To-
It Could Happen To You-
Low And Inside-
I'm Beginning To See The Light-
* Contemporary M 3570, S 7570; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-691-2   Andre Previn - King Size!

Victor Feldman Quintet

Frank Rosolino (trombone) Walter Benton (tenor sax) Victor Feldman (vibes, piano) Scott LaFaro (bass) Nick Martinis (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1958
PoincianaContemporary CCD-9005-2
Pancho-
The Breeze And I-
Bullues Bullose-
Lady Of Spain-
* Contemporary CCD-9005-2   Victor Feldman - Latinsville!

Wally Rose Trio

Wally Rose (piano) Morty Corb (bass) Nick Fatool (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 15 & 20, 1958
Topliner RagGood Time Jazz L 12034
Gladiolus Rag-
Red Pepper Rag-
The Pearls-
Euphonic Sounds-
Frog Legs Rag-
Springtime Rag-
King Porter Stomp-
Easy Winners-
Pineapple Rag-
Cascades Rag-
Harlem Rag-
* Good Time Jazz L 12034, S 10034, GTJCD-10034-2; Vogue (E) LAG 12242   Ragtime Classics Played By Wally Rose

Barney Kessel And His Orchestra

Justin Gordon (flute, alto flute) Buddy Collette (clarinet, flute) Jules Jacob (clarinet, oboe) Bill Smith (clarinet, bass clarinet) Pete Terry (bass clarinet, bassoon) Andre Previn (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 19, 1958
Swingin' The ToreadorContemporary M 3563
A Pad On The Edge Of Town-
Free As A Bird-
Viva El Toro!-
Flowersville-
Like, There's No Place Like Home-
Ray Linn (trumpet) Harry Betts (trombone) Herb Geller (alto sax) Justin Gordon (tenor sax) Chuck Gentry (baritone sax) Andre Previn (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
The Gypsy's Hip-
* Contemporary M 3563, S 7563; Original Jazz Classics OJC-269, OJCCD-269-2   Barney Kessel - Kessel Plays Carmen

Barney Kessel Quintet

Victor Feldman (vibes) Andre Previn (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 22, 1958
If You Dig MeContemporary M 3563
Carmen's Cool-
* Contemporary M 3563, S 7563; Original Jazz Classics OJC-269, OJCCD-269-2   Barney Kessel - Kessel Plays Carmen