Contemporary Records Discography: 1961-1977

1961 (10th anniversary)

Barney Kessel Quartet

Marvin Jenkins (piano, flute) Barney Kessel (guitar) Jerry Good (bass) Stan Popper (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 9 & 10, 1961
Good Li'l ManContemporary M 3585
Summertime-
Spanish Scenery-
When Johnny Comes Marching Home-
New Rhumba-
My Man's Gone Now-
My Funny ValentineContemporary M 3585, CCD-6022-2
Pedal PointContemporary M 3585, FCD-60-021
* Contemporary M 3585, S 7585; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-970-2   Barney Kessel - Workin' Out!
* Contemporary CCD-6022-2   Barney Kessel - Plays For Lovers
* Contemporary FCD-60-021   The Artistry Of Barney Kessel

Helyne Stewart With Teddy Edwards Septet

Jack Sheldon (trumpet) Frank Rosolino (trombone) Art Pepper (alto sax) Teddy Edwards (tenor sax, arranger) Pete Jolly (piano) Jimmy Bond (bass) Frank Butler (drums) Helyne Stewart (vocals)
Hollywood, CA, January 20, 1961
Love Is Here To StayContemporary M 3601
The Man I Love-
How Deep Is The Ocean-
My Silent Love-
* Contemporary M 3601, S 7601; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1020-2   Helyne Stewart - Love Moods

Terry Gibbs' Dream Band

Conte Candoli, Frank Higgins, Al Porcino, Ray Triscari, Stu Williamson (trumpet) Bob Edmondson, Vern Friley, Frank Rosolino (trombone) Charlie Kennedy, Joe Maini (alto sax) Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Jack Nimitz (baritone sax) Terry Gibbs (vibes) Pat Moran (piano) Buddy Clark (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers (arranger)
"Summit Club", Hollywood, CA, January 20, 21 & 22, 1961
23453Day In, Day OutVerve MGV 2151
23454Too Close For Comfort-
23455Summit Blues-
23456Nose ConeVerve V 10234, MGV 2151
23457T And SVerve MGV 2151
23458Main Stem-
23473Limerick WaltzVerve V 10234, MGV 2151
23474Ja-DaVerve MGV 2151
23475You Don't Know What Love Is-
23476Sweet Georgia Brown-
24866SleepMercury MG 20704
24867Big Bad Bob-
24868Do You Wanna Jump, Children-
24869Tico Tico-
24870Nature Boy-
24871Pretty Blue Eyes-
24872Jump The Blues Away-
24873The Big Cat-
24874Soft Eyes-
24875Billie's Bounce-
24876I'll Take Romance-
24877It Could Happen To YouMercury unissued
* Verve MGV 2151   The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band
= Contemporary CCD-7656-2   Terry Gibbs - Dream Band, Vol. 4 - Main Stem
* Mercury MG 20704, SR 60704   Terry Gibbs - Explosion!
= Contemporary CCD-7657-2   Terry Gibbs - Dream Band, Vol. 5 - The Big Cat
* Verve V 10234   Terry Gibbs - Nose Cone / Limerick Waltz

Ruth Price With Shelly Manne And His Men

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Richie Kamuca (tenor sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Chuck Berghofer (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Ruth Price (vocals)
"Shelly's Manne-Hole", Hollywood, CA, March 3, 4 & 5, 1961
I Love YouContemporary M 3590
They Say It's Spring-
Listen Little Girl-
Dearly Beloved-
I Know Why-
Shadrack-
Crazy, He Calls Me-
Nobody Else But Me-
Nobody's Heart-
All I Do Is Dream Of You-
Who Am I-
Till The Clouds Roll By / Look For The Silver Lining-
* Contemporary M 3590, S 7590; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1770, OJCCD-1770-2   Ruth Price With Shelly Manne And His Men At The Manne-Hole

Shelly Manne And His Men

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Richie Kamuca (tenor sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Chuck Berghofer (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
"Shelly's Manne-Hole", Hollywood, CA, March 3, 4 & 5, 1961
Love For SaleContemporary M 3593
How Could It Happen To A Dream-
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise-
The Champ-
On Green Dolphin StreetContemporary M 3594
What's New-
If I Were A Bell-
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye-
A Gem From Tiffany-
* Contemporary M 3593, S 7593; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-714-2   Shelly Manne And His Men At The Manne-Hole, Vol. 1
* Contemporary M 3594, S 7594; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-715-2   Shelly Manne And His Men At The Manne-Hole, Vol. 2

Teddy Edwards - Howard McGhee Quintet

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, May 15 & 17, 1961
Together AgainContemporary M 3588
You Stepped Out Of A Dream-
Up There-
Perhaps-
Misty-
Sandy-
* Contemporary M 3588, S 7588; Original Jazz Classics OJC-424, OJCCD-424-2   Howard McGhee, Teddy Edwards - Together Again!

Howard McGhee Quartet

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, June 26, 1961
Demon ChaseContemporary M 3596
Willow Weep For Me-
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise-
Sunset Eyes-
Maggie's Back In Town-
Summertime-
Brownie Speaks-
* Contemporary M 3596, S 7596; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-693-2   Howard McGhee - Maggie's Back In Town!!

Joe Gordon Quintet

Joe Gordon (trumpet) Jimmy Woods (alto sax) Dick Whittington (piano) Jimmy Bond (bass) Milt Turner (drums)
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, July 11, 12 & 18, 1961
Terra Firma IrmaContemporary M 3597
A Song For Richard-
Non-Viennese Waltz Blues-
You're The Only Girl In The Next World For Me-
Co-Op Blues-
Mariana-
Heleen-
Diminishing-
* Contemporary M 3597, S 7597; Original Jazz Classics OJC-174, OJCCD-1934-2   Joe Gordon - Lookin' Good!

Joy Bryan

Wynton Kelly (piano) Al Viola (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Frank Butler (drums) Joy Bryan (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 28 & 29, 1961
My RomanceContemporary M 3604
Make The Man Love Me-
Almost Like Being In Love-
It Never Entered My Mind-
East Of The Sun-
Aren't You Glad You're You-
My Funny Valentine-
Old Devil Moon-
These Foolish Things-
Everything's Coming Up Roses-
* Contemporary M 3604, S 7604; Vogue (E) LAC 563   Joy Bryan - Make The Man Love Me

Helen Humes

Joe Gordon (trumpet) Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Al Viola (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Frank Butler (drums) Helen Humes (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 28 & 29, 1961
When Day Is DoneContemporary M 3598
Home (When Shadows Fall)-
There'll Be Some Changes Made-
Someday My Prince Will Come-
I'm Confessin'-
S'posin'-
Pennies From Heaven-
The Very Thought Of You-
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home-
Solitude-
I Surrender, Dear-
My Blue Heaven-
* Contemporary M 3598, S 7598; Original Jazz Classics OJC-608, OJCCD-608-2   Helen Humes - Swingin' With Humes

Helyne Stewart With Teddy Edwards Quartet

Teddy Edwards (tenor sax, arranger) Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Milt Turner (drums) Helyne Stewart (vocals)
Hollywood, CA, August 21 & 22, 1961
I Hadn't Anyone 'Til YouContemporary M 3601
My Heart Belongs To Daddy-
That Old Feeling-
This Love Of Mine-
Why Don't You Do Right-
Easy To Love-
Besame Mucho-
This Can't Be Love-
* Contemporary M 3601, S 7601; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1020-2   Helyne Stewart - Love Moods

Teddy Edwards Quartet

Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Milt Turner (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, August 23, 1961
A Little LaterContemporary M 3592
On Green Dolphin Street-
* Contemporary M 3592, S 7592; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-661-2   Teddy Edwards - Good Gravy!

Teddy Edwards Quartet

Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Danny Horton (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Milt Turner (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, August 24 & 25, 1961
Good GravyContemporary M 3592
Could You Forget-
Stairway To The Stars-
Just Friends-
Laura-
Yes, I'll Be Ready-
Not So Strange-
* Contemporary M 3592, S 7592; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-661-2   Teddy Edwards - Good Gravy!

Jimmy Woods Sextet

Martin Banks (trumpet -1,3,4) Joe Gordon (trumpet -4,5) Jimmy Woods (alto sax) Amos Trice (piano) Jimmy Bond (bass) Milt Turner (drums)
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, September 13, 1961
1.AwakeningContemporary M 3605
2.Circus-
3.A New Twist-
4.Love For Sale-
5.Anticipation-
* Contemporary M 3605, S 7605; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1859-2   Jimmy Woods - Awakening!!

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, October 16, 1961
CherylContemporary M 3600
Manteca-
Lush Life-
Dahoud-
* Contemporary M 3600, S 7600; Original Jazz Classics OJC-175, OJCCD-175-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. - A World Of Piano!

Shelly Manne And His Men

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Richie Kamuca (tenor sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Chuck Berghofer (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 17-24, 1961
CheckmateContemporary M 3599
The Isolated Pawn-
Cyanide Touch-
The King Swings-
En Passant-
Fireside Eyes-
The Black Knight-
* Contemporary M 3599, S 7599; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1083-2   Shelly Manne And His Men Play Checkmate

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, November 21, 1961
OleoContemporary M 3600
Juicy Lucy-
For Carl-
Cabu-
CeliaContemporary M 3611
This Here-
Domingo-
Prelude To A Kiss-
* Contemporary M 3600, S 7600; Original Jazz Classics OJC-175, OJCCD-175-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. - A World Of Piano!
* Contemporary M 3611, S 7611; Original Jazz Classics OJC-388, OJCCD-388-2   The Great Jazz Piano Of Phineas Newborn Jr.

1962

Jack Marshall - Shelly Manne Duo

Jack Marshall (guitar) Shelly Manne (percussion)
Los Angeles, CA, early 1962
PoincianaContemporary M 5006
My Funny Valentine-
The Continental-
By Myself-
Stormy Weather-
Begin The Beguine-
Night And Day-
Makin' Whoopee-
The Piccolino-
I'll Remember April-
The Boy Next Door-
Temptation-
* Contemporary M 5006, S 6006   Shelly Manne, Jack Marshall - Sounds Unheard Of!

Jimmy Woods Quartet

Jimmy Woods (alto sax) Dick Whittington (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Milt Turner (drums)
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 1962
Not YetContemporary M 3605
Roma-
Little Jim-
* Contemporary M 3605, S 7605; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1859-2   Jimmy Woods - Awakening!!

Teddy Edwards Quartet

Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Gerry Wiggins (organ) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Milt Turner (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 24, 1962
Smokin'Contemporary M 3606
No Regrets-
Secret Love-
Little Steddy-
Wiggin'-
A Bag Of Blues-
Heart And SoulOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-177-2
* Contemporary M 3606, S 7606; Original Jazz Classics OJC-177, OJCCD-177-2   Teddy Edwards - Heart And Soul

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (clarinet, soprano sax) Frank Thomas (piano) Dick Roberts (banjo) Don Kinch (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
"Golden Horseshoe", Disneyland, CA, July 27 & 28, 1962
Anvil StompGood Time Jazz S 10049
Muskrat Ramble-
You've Got To See Mamma Ev'ry Night Or You Can't See Mamma At All-
Lassus Trombone-
Coney Island Washboard-
Ja-Da-
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home-
Tiger Rag-
* Good Time Jazz S 10049, GTJCD-10049-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - At Disneyland!

Leroy Vinnegar Quintet

Freddy Hill (trumpet) Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Victor Feldman (piano, vibes) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Ron Jefferson (drums)
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1962
Hard To FindContemporary M 3608
I'll String Along With You-
Subway Grate-
Motherland-
* Contemporary M 3608, S 7608; Original Jazz Classics OJC-454, OJCCD-454-2   Leroy Vinnegar Quintet - Leroy Walks Again!!

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Milt Turner (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, September 12, 1962
Well, You Needn'tContemporary M 3611
Theme For Basie-
New Blues-
Four-
Moon Riverunissued
* Contemporary M 3611, S 7611; Original Jazz Classics OJC-388, OJCCD-388-2   The Great Jazz Piano Of Phineas Newborn Jr.

Prince Lasha Quintet Featuring Sonny Simmons

Sonny Simmons (alto sax) Prince Lasha (alto sax, flute) Gary Peacock (bass) Mark Proctor (bass -1,3/6) Gene Stone (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 1962
1.Congo CallContemporary M 3610
2.Bojangles-
3.Green And Gold-
4.Ghost Of The Past-
5.Red's Mood-
6.Juanita-
7.Lost Generation-
8.A.Y.-
* Contemporary M 3610, S 7610; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1945-2   Prince Lasha, Sonny Simmons - The Cry!

Shelly Manne Sextet

Shorty Rogers (trumpet, flugelhorn) Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Victor Feldman (vibes, piano) Al Viola (guitar) Monte Budwig (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 18 & 20, 1962
Hava NagilahContemporary M 3609
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon-
Yussel Yussel-
Bokrei Lachish-
Tzena-
Exodus-
Di Grine Kuzine-
Zamar Nodad-
My Yiddische Momme-
Orchah Bamidbar-
* Contemporary M 3609, S 7609   Shelly Manne - My Son, The Jazz Drummer!

1963

Leroy Vinnegar Sextet

Freddy Hill (trumpet) Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Roy Ayers (vibes) Mike Melvoin (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Milt Turner (drums)
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, March 5, 1963
Down UnderContemporary M 3608
Restin' In Jail-
For Carl-
Wheelin' And Dealin'-
* Contemporary M 3608, S 7608; Original Jazz Classics OJC-454, OJCCD-454-2   Leroy Vinnegar Quintet - Leroy Walks Again!!

Jimmy Woods Sextet Featuring Elvin Jones

Carmell Jones (trumpet) Jimmy Woods (alto sax) Harold Land (tenor sax) Andrew Hille (piano) George Tucker (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, March 25, 1963
ConflictContemporary M 3612
Coming Home-
Aim-
Pazmuerte-
Conflict (alternate take 5)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1954-2
* Contemporary M 3612, S 7612; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1954-2   Jimmy Woods Sextet Featuring Elvin Jones - Conflict

Jimmy Woods Sextet Featuring Elvin Jones

Carmell Jones (trumpet) Jimmy Woods (alto sax) Harold Land (tenor sax) Andrew Hille (piano) George Tucker (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, CA, March 26, 1963
Apart TogetherContemporary M 3612
Look To Your Heart-
Aim (alternate take 43)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1954-2
Look To Your Heart (alternate take 39)-
* Contemporary M 3612, S 7612; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1954-2   Jimmy Woods Sextet Featuring Elvin Jones - Conflict

Clancy Hayes Band

Bill Napier (clarinet) Ralph Sutton (piano) Clancy Hayes (banjo, guitar, vocals) Bob Short (bass, tuba)
Los Angeles, CA, 1963
When You And I Were Young Maggie BluesGood Time Jazz S 10050
Willie The Weeper-
Honeysuckle Rose-
Limehouse Blues-
Wolverine Blues-
Pud Brown (clarinet) Jess Stacy (piano) Clancy Hayes (banjo, guitar, vocals) Bob Short (bass, tuba) Shelly Manne (drums)
You Took Advantage Of MeGood Time Jazz 45101, S 10050
Dancing FoolGood Time Jazz S 10050
After You've Gone-
Oceana RollGood Time Jazz 45101, S 10050
Waitin' For The Evenin' MailGood Time Jazz S 10050
Ain't She Sweet-
* Good Time Jazz S 10050, GTJCD-10050-2   Clancy Hayes - Swingin' Minstrel
* Good Time Jazz 45101   Clancy Hayes - Oceana Roll / You Took Advantage Of Me

Jesse Fuller

Jesse Fuller (guitar, harmonica, kazoo, vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, 1963
San Francisco Bay BluesGood Time Jazz 45100, GV 2426, S 10051
Jesse's New Midnight Special-
Morning BluesGood Time Jazz S 10051
Little Black Train-
Midnight Cold-
Whoa Mule-
John Henry-
I Got A Mind To Ramble-
Crazy About A Woman-
Where Could I Go But To The Lord-
Stealin' Back To My Old Time Used To Be-
Brownskin Girl (I've Got My Eye On You)-
* Good Time Jazz S 10051; Original Blues Classics OBC-537, OBCCD-537-2   Jesse Fuller - San Francisco Bay Blues
* Good Time Jazz 45100   Jesse Fuller - Jesse's New Midnight Special / San Francisco Bay Blues
* Good Time Jazz GV 2426   Jesse Fuller - Jesse's New Midnight Special / San Francisco Bay Blues

1964

Hampton Hawes Trio

Hampton Hawes (piano) Monk Montgomery (bass) Steve Ellington (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 17, 1964
Vierd BluesContemporary M 3614
The Green Leaves Of Summer-
Ill Wind-
St. Thomas-
Secret Love-
Blue Skies-
The More I See You-
G.K. Blues-
* Contemporary M 3614, S 7614; Original Jazz Classics OJC-476, OJCCD-476-2   Hampton Hawes - The Green Leaves Of Summer

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, April 1, 1964
A Walkin' ThingContemporary M 3615
Double Play-
The Sermon (Left Hand Only)-
Diane-
The Blessing-
Grooveyard-
Blue Daniel-
Hard To Find-
Pazmuerte-
Be Deedle Dee Do-
Good Lil' ManOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-270-2
Be Deedle Dee Do (alternate take)-
* Contemporary M 3615, S 7615; Original Jazz Classics OJC-270, OJCCD-270-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. - The Newborn Touch

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (clarinet, soprano sax) Frank Thomas (piano) Dick Roberts (banjo) Don Kinch (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 20 & 26, May 18 & June 1, 1964
Fire!Good Time Jazz S 10052
Keep The Home Fires Burning (Till The Boys Come Home)-
Flamin' MamieGood Time Jazz 45102, S 10052
Hot Lips-
Smoky MokesGood Time Jazz S 10052
The Midnight Fire Alarm-
Fireman, Save My Child-
A Hot Time In The Old Town-
Smokey The Bear-
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire (I Just Want To Start A Flame In Your Heart)-
Oh Sister, Ain't That Hot!-
Firehouse Stomp-
* Good Time Jazz S 10052, GTJCD-10052-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Goes To A Fire!
* Good Time Jazz 45102   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Flamin' Mamie / Hot Lips

1965

Hampton Hawes Trio

Hampton Hawes (piano) Chuck Israels (bass) Donald Bailey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 12, 1965
Fly Me To The MoonContemporary M 3616
What Kind Of Fool Am I-
The Girl From Ipanema-
Rhonda-
Dear Heart-
People-
Chim Chim Cheree-
The Days Of Wine And Roses-
* Contemporary M 3616, S 7616; Original Jazz Classics OJC-178, OJCCD-178-2   Hampton Hawes - Here And Now

1966 (15th anniversary)

Hampton Hawes Trio

Hampton Hawes (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Donald Bailey (drums)
"Mitchell's Studio Club", Los Angeles, CA, April 30 & May 1, 1966
The SeanceContemporary M 3621
Oleo-
Easy Street-
Suddenly I Thought Of You-
For Heaven's Sake-
My Romance-
I'm All SmilesContemporary M 3631
Manha De Carnaval-
Spring Is Here-
The Shadow Of Your Smile-
Searchin'-
* Contemporary M 3621, S 7621; Original Jazz Classics OJC-455, OJCCD-455-2   Hampton Hawes - The Seance
* Contemporary M 3631, S 7631; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-796-2   Hampton Hawes - I'm All Smiles

1967

Prince Lasha - Sonny Simmons Quintet

Prince Lasha (alto sax, flute, clarinet) Sonny Simmons (alto sax, English horn) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Buster Williams (bass) Charles Moffett (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 28 & 29, 1967
The Island SongContemporary M 3617
Psalms Of Solomon-
Prelude To Bird-
The Loved Ones-
Firebirds-
* Contemporary M 3617, S 7617; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1822-2   Prince Lasha, Sonny Simmons - Firebirds

1969

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, February 12 & 13, 1969
Please Send Me Someone To LoveContemporary S 7622
Rough Ridin'-
Come Sunday-
Brentwood Blues-
He's A Real Gone Guy-
Black Coffee-
Little Niles-
Stay On It-
same session
Harlem BluesContemporary S 7634
Sweet And Lovely-
Little Girl Blue-
Ray's Idea-
Stella By Starlight-
Tenderly-
Cookin' At The Continental-
* Contemporary S 7622; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-947-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. - Please Send Me Someone To Love
* Contemporary S 7634; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-662-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. - Harlem Blues

Barney Kessel Quartet

Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Barney Kessel (guitar) Chuck Domanico (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 12, 1969
Moving UpContemporary M 3618, FCD-60-021
Blue GrassContemporary M 3618
This Guy's In Love With YouContemporary M 3618, CCD-6022-2
Blues Up, Down And All AroundContemporary M 3618
The Sounds Of Silence-
Two Note Samba-
* Contemporary M 3618, S 7618; Original Jazz Classics OJC-179, OJCCD-1043-2   Barney Kessel - Feeling Free
* Contemporary FCD-60-021   The Artistry Of Barney Kessel
* Contemporary CCD-6022-2   Barney Kessel - Plays For Lovers

Huey Simmons Sextet

Barbara Donald (trumpet) Sonny Simmons (alto sax) Michael Cohen (piano) Bill Pickens, Jerry Sealand (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 31 & August 1, 1969
RumasumaContemporary M 3623
Back To The Apple-
Reincarnation-
For Posterity-
* Contemporary M 3623, S 7623   Huey Simmons - Rumasuma

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Don Kinch (trumpet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (soprano sax) K.O. Eckland (piano) Bill Newman (banjo, guitar) George Bruns (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 6, 1969
Walk Right InGood Time Jazz S 10054
Stranger On The Shore-
Barney Google-
* Good Time Jazz S 10054, GTJCD-10054-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Twenty Years Later

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Don Kinch (trumpet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (soprano sax) K.O. Eckland (piano) Bill Newman (banjo, guitar) George Bruns (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 1969
Yellow Dog BluesGood Time Jazz S 10054
Petite Fleur-
Java-
* Good Time Jazz S 10054, GTJCD-10054-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Twenty Years Later

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Don Kinch (trumpet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (soprano sax) Tom Kubis, John Smith (soprano sax -1) K.O. Eckland (piano) Bill Newman (banjo, guitar) George Bruns (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 8, 1969
1.High SocietyGood Time Jazz S 10054
2.Hello, Dolly!-
3.Midnight In Moscow-
4.Martinique-
* Good Time Jazz S 10054, GTJCD-10054-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Twenty Years Later

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire (cornet) Don Kinch (trumpet) Ward Kimball (trombone) George Probert (soprano sax) K.O. Eckland (piano) Bill Newman (banjo, guitar) George Bruns (bass, tuba) Eddie Forrest (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 8 or 7 or 6, 1969
MameGood Time Jazz 45103, S 10054
Winchester Cathedral-
* Good Time Jazz S 10054, GTJCD-10054-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Twenty Years Later
* Good Time Jazz 45103   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Mame / Winchester Cathedral

Shelly Manne Quintet

Gary Barone (trumpet) John Gross (tenor sax) Peter Robinson (piano) Joony Booth (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
December 11 & 12, 1969
River RunningContemporary M 3624
Silent Voices-
High-Flying Phillis-
Steve-
For Bean-
Don't Know-
* Contemporary M 3624, S 7624   Shelly Manne - Outside

1970

Shelly Manne Sextet

Gary Barone (trumpet, flugelhorn) John Gross (tenor sax) Mike Wofford (electric piano) John Morell (guitar) Roland Haynes (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
"Ronnie Scott's Club", London, England, July 30 & 31, 1970
Three On A MatchContemporary S 7629
Once Again-
Big Oak Basin-
Illusion-
Don't Know-
* Contemporary S 7629; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-773-2   Shelly Manne - Alive In London

Huey Simmons Septet

Barbara Donald (trumpet -1,3,4,6) Sonny Simmons (tenor, alto sax, English horn) Michael White (violin) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano -2,5) Richard Davis, Cecil McBee (bass) Clifford Jarvis (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 24, 1970
1.Burning Spirits, No. 1Contemporary S 7625/26
2.New Newk-
3.Healing Rays-
4.Burning Spirits, No. 2-
5.Things And Beings-
6.E = MC2-
* Contemporary S 7625/26, CCD-7625/26-2   Huey Simmons - Burning Spirits

Woody Shaw Septet

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Gary Bartz (alto, soprano sax) Bennie Maupin (tenor sax, bass clarinet, flute) George Cables (piano, electric piano) Clint Houston (bass -1,2,4/6) Ron Carter (bass -2/6) Lenny White (drums)
NYC, December 8 & 9, 1970
1.Blackstone LegacyContemporary S 7627/28
2.Think On Me-
3.Lost And Found-
4.New World-
5.Boo-Ann's Grand-
6.A Deed For Dolphy-
* Contemporary S 7627/28, CCD-7627/28-2   Woody Shaw - Blackstone Legacy

1972 (21th anniversary)

Woody Shaw Sextet

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Ramon Morris (tenor sax -1,3) Bennie Maupin (tenor sax -2) Emanuel Boyd (tenor sax, flute) George Cables (piano, electric piano) Henry Franklin (bass) Woodrow Theus II (drums, percussion)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, September 15 & 18, 1972
1.Song Of SongsContemporary S 7632
2.The Goat And The Archer-
3.Love: For The One You Can't Have-
4.The Awakening-
* Contemporary S 7632; Original Jazz Classics OJC-180, OJCCD-1893-2   Woody Shaw - Song Of Songs

1975

The Poll Winners

Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 12, 1975
CaravanContemporary S 7635
Someday My Prince Will Come-
Blue Boy-
Laura-
Two Cents-
One Foot Off The Curb-
* Contemporary S 7635; Original Jazz Classics OJC-409, OJCCD-409-2   The Poll Winners - Straight Ahead

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto sax) Hampton Hawes (piano, electric piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1975
OpheliaContemporary S 7633
Here's That Rainy Day-
What Laurie Likes-
Mr. Yohe-
Lost Life-
Samba Mom Mom-
Samba Mom Mom (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-408-2
* Contemporary S 7633; Original Jazz Classics OJC-408, OJCCD-408-2   Art Pepper - Living Legend

1976 (25th anniversary)

Hampton Hawes Quartet

Hampton Hawes (piano) Denny Diaz (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Al Williams (drums)
"Douglas Beach House", Half Moon Bay, CA, June 10, 1976
BD & DS BluesContemporary CCD-14072-2
Pablito-
Sunny-
Nice Meanderings-
St. Thomas-
Fly Me To The Moon-
* Contemporary CCD-14072-2   Hampton Hawes - Something Special

Art Farmer Quintet

Art Farmer (flugelhorn) Art Pepper (alto sax -1) Hampton Hawes (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Steve Ellington (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 1976
1.Namely YouContemporary S 7636
2.I Can't Get Started-
* Contemporary S 7636; Original Jazz Classics OJC-478, OJCCD-478-2   Art Farmer - On The Road

Art Farmer Quintet

Art Farmer (flugelhorn) Art Pepper (alto sax -1) Hampton Hawes (piano) Ray Brown (bass -1) Steve Ellington (drums -1)
Los Angeles, CA, July 28, 1976
1.DownwindContemporary S 7636
2.My Funny Valentine-
* Contemporary S 7636; Original Jazz Classics OJC-478, OJCCD-478-2   Art Farmer - On The Road

Hampton Hawes Trio

Hampton Hawes (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 1976
Killing Me Softly With His SongContemporary S 7637
Soul Sign EightContemporary S 7637; Prestige PRCD-11015-2
SunnyContemporary S 7637
Morning-
Blue In Green-
When I Grow Too Old To Dream-
* Contemporary S 7637; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-877-2   Hampton Hawes At The Piano
* Prestige PRCD-11015-2   Hampton Hawes - Blues The Most

Art Farmer Quintet

Art Farmer (flugelhorn) Art Pepper (alto sax) Hampton Hawes (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 16, 1976
What Am I Here ForContemporary S 7636
Will You Still Be Mine-
* Contemporary S 7636; Original Jazz Classics OJC-478, OJCCD-478-2   Art Farmer - On The Road

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto sax) George Cables (piano) David Williams (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 15 & 16, 1976
The TripContemporary S 7638
The Trip (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-410-2
A Song For RichardContemporary S 7638
Sweet Love Of Mine-
Junior Cat-
The Summer Knows-
Red Car-
* Contemporary S 7638; Original Jazz Classics OJC-410, OJCCD-410-2   Art Pepper - The Trip

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, September 17 & 18, 1976
Sugar RayContemporary C 7648
Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)-
Watch What Happens-
No Moon At All-
Back Home-
On Green Dolphin Street-
Pamela-
Love For Sale-
* Contemporary C 7648; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-971-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. - Back Home

1977

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto sax) George Cables (piano) Tony Dumas (bass) Carl Burnett (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 26, 1977
Rita-SanContemporary S 7639
Ballad Of The Sad Young Men-
My Laurie-
Mambo De La Pinta-
No LimitOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-411-2
* Contemporary S 7639; Original Jazz Classics OJC-411, OJCCD-411-2   Art Pepper - No Limit

Chico Freeman Quintet

Chico Freeman (tenor sax, flute) Hilton Ruiz (piano) Joony Booth (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) Jumma Santos (percussion)
Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 22 & 23, 1977
Two Over OneContemporary S 7640
Beyond The Rain-
Excerpts-
My One And Only Love-
Pepe's Samba-
* Contemporary S 7640; Original Jazz Classics OJC-479, OJCCD-479-2   Chico Freeman - Beyond The Rain

Ray Brown Trio

Cedar Walton (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 22, 1977
Ojos De RojoContemporary S 7641
Slippery-
For All We Knowunissued
* Contemporary S 7641; Original Jazz Classics OJC-412, OJCCD-412-2   Ray Brown - Something For Lester

Ray Brown Trio

Cedar Walton (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 1977
Something In CommonContemporary S 7641
Sister Sadie-
* Contemporary S 7641; Original Jazz Classics OJC-412, OJCCD-412-2   Ray Brown - Something For Lester

Ray Brown Trio

Cedar Walton (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, June 24, 1977
Love Walked InContemporary S 7641
Georgia On My Mind-
Little Girl Blue-
* Contemporary S 7641; Original Jazz Classics OJC-412, OJCCD-412-2   Ray Brown - Something For Lester

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto, tenor sax, clarinet) George Cables (piano) George Mraz (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 1st set (first show), July 28, 1977
spoken introduction
Blues For HeardOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-694-2
spoken introduction
Scrapple From The AppleOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2
spoken introduction
But BeautifulContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, C 7643
spoken introduction
My Friend JohnContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, C 7642
spoken introduction
CherokeeContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
Blues For Heard-
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary C 7643; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-695-2   Art Pepper - Friday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary C 7642; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-694-2   Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2   Art Pepper - More For Les - At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 4
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto, tenor sax, clarinet) George Cables (piano) George Mraz (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 2nd set (second show), July 28, 1977
spoken introduction
For FreddieContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
Valse TristeContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, C 7642
spoken introduction
Live At The VanguardContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
CaravanContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
Blues For Heard-
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary C 7642; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-694-2   Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto, tenor sax, clarinet) George Cables (piano) George Mraz (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 3rd set (third show), July 28, 1977
spoken introduction
Over The RainbowContemporary C 7650
spoken introduction
The TripContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, C 7644
Blues For LesContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, C 7642
A Night In TunisiaOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-695-2
* Contemporary C 7650; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2   Art Pepper - More For Les - At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 4
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary C 7644; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-696-2   Art Pepper - Saturday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary C 7642; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-694-2   Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-695-2   Art Pepper - Friday Night At The Village Vanguard

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto, tenor sax, clarinet) George Cables (piano) George Mraz (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 1st set (fourth show), July 29, 1977
spoken introduction
No LimitContemporary C 7650
spoken introduction
Valse TristeContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
My Friend JohnContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
You Go To My HeadContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, C 7644
Cherokee-
Blues For HeardContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
* Contemporary C 7650; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2   Art Pepper - More For Les - At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 4
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary C 7644; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-696-2   Art Pepper - Saturday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto, tenor sax, clarinet) George Cables (piano) George Mraz (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 2nd set (fifth show), July 29, 1977
count-off / Blues For HeardContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
AnthropologyContemporary (J) VDP-2043/46
These Foolish ThingsContemporary C 7650
For FreddieContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
Blues For Heard-
* Contemporary C 7650; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2   Art Pepper - More For Les - At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 4
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions
* Contemporary (J) VDP-2043/46   Art Pepper - The Village Vanguard Collection

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto, tenor sax, clarinet) George Cables (piano) George Mraz (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 3rd set (sixth show), July 29, 1977
spoken introduction
Las Cuevas De MarioContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
Stella By StarlightContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
GoodbyeContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
Vanguard MaxContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
Blues For Heard-
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto, tenor sax, clarinet) George Cables (piano) George Mraz (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 1st set (seventh show), July 30, 1977
count-off / Vanguard MaxContemporary (J) VDP-2043/46
spoken introduction
Las Cuevas De MarioContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, C 7643
spoken introduction
GoodbyeContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, C 7642
spoken introduction
For FreddieOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-696-2
Blues For HeardContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary C 7643; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-695-2   Art Pepper - Friday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary C 7642; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-694-2   Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary (J) VDP-2043/46   Art Pepper - The Village Vanguard Collection
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-696-2   Art Pepper - Saturday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto, tenor sax, clarinet) George Cables (piano) George Mraz (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 2nd set (eighth show), July 30, 1977
announcement / false start
My Friend JohnContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
More For LesContemporary C 7650
CherokeeContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
Blues For Heard-
* Contemporary C 7650; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2   Art Pepper - More For Les - At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 4
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto, tenor sax, clarinet) George Cables (piano) George Mraz (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 3rd set (ninth show), July 30, 1977
count-off / For FreddieContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
More For Les-
CaravanContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, C 7643
Labyrinth-
My Friend JohnContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary C 7643; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-695-2   Art Pepper - Friday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (tenor sax) George Cables (piano) Michael Formanek (bass) Eddie Marshall (drums)
San Francisco, CA, August 6 & 8, 1977
Blue BossaContemporary CCD-14086-2
Art Meets Mr. Beautiful-
Here's That Rainy Day-
Samba Mom Mom-
* Contemporary CCD-14086-2   Art Pepper - San Francisco Samba