Mercury Records Catalog: 35000/JATP/MGC series

Mercury MGC 600 series (12 inch LP)

MGC 600   no information

MGC 601   Norman Granz' Jam Session #1

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, July, 1952
802-2Jam Blues
804-2Ballad Medley
** also issued on Clef MGC 4001, MGC 601, MGC 651; Verve MGV 8049.

MGC 602   Norman Granz' Jam Session #2

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums): same session
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, July, 1952
803-3What Is This Thing Called Love
805-2Funky Blues
** also issued on Clef MGC 4002, MGC 602, MGC 652; Verve MGV 8050. Verve V/V6 8486 entitled "Various Artists - Funky Blues".

MGC 603   Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 25, 1951
634-6Love For Sale
add Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1952
708-1Just One Of Those Things
Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, early December, 1952
904-1Let's Do It
908-6Night And Day
910-1What Is This Thing Called Love
913-8Anything Goes
914-1I've Got You Under My Skin
919-3I Love You
922-2In The Still Of The Night
923-3Every Time We Say Goodbye
925-3Begin The Beguine
926-3So Near And Yet So Far
** also issued on Clef MGC 603.

MGC 604   Oscar Peterson Plays Irving Berlin

Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass): same session
Los Angeles, CA, early December, 1952
906-2I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
909-5Isn't This A Lovely Day
916-8Cheek To Cheek
927-3Blue Skies
937-3Always
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, circa December, 1952
942-1Easter Parade
943-1Alexander's Ragtime Band
944-1The Song Is Ended
945-1Say It Isn't So
946-1Remember
947-3If I Had You
948-1How Deep Is The Ocean
** also issued on Clef MGC 604.

MGC 605   Oscar Peterson Plays George Gershwin

Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, early December, 1952
898-2Love Walked In
899-1I Got Rhythm
901-1A Foggy Day
902-5Strike Up The Band
903-2The Man I Love
905-3It Ain't Necessarily So
907-1I've Got A Crush On You
911-2Oh, Lady Be Good
912-4'S Wonderful
915-3Fascinatin' Rhythm
920-3Somebody Loves Me
921-4I Was Doin' Alright
** also issued on Clef MGC 605.

MGC 606   Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington

Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass): same session
Los Angeles, CA, early December, 1952
917-5I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
918-1In A Mellow Tone
924-1Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
928-5Take The "A" Train
929-2Sophisticated Lady
930-4Cottontail
931-1Prelude To A Kiss
932-1Things Ain't What They Used To Be
933-2Rockin' In Rhythm
934-6Never No Lament (Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me)
935-2Don't Get Around Much Anymore
936-1John Hardy's Wife
** also issued on Clef MGC 606.

MGC 608   Jazz At The Philharmonic - How High The Moon

Al Killan, Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Arnold Ross (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
245 | 264Lady Be Good, Part 1
246 | 265Lady Be Good, Part 2
800 | 270After You've Gone, Part 1
801 | 271After You've Gone, Part 2
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Kenny Kersey (piano) Benny Fonville (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
live in Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 1946
105Bell Boy Blues, Part 1
106Bell Boy Blues, Part 2
1941 | 116How High The Moon, Part 1
1942 | 117How High The Moon, Part 2
1943 | 118How High The Moon, Part 3
1944 | 119How High The Moon, Part 4
** also issued on Clef MGC 608. Verve MG VOL.1 entitled "Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 1".

MGC 609   Charlie Parker Big Band

Joseph Singer (French horn) Edwin C. Brown (oboe) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Sam Kaplan, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Ziggy Smirnoff (violin) Howard Kay, Isadore Zir (viola) Maurice Brown (cello) Verley Mills (harp) Bernie Leighton (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July 5, 1950
442-5Dancing In The Dark
444-3Laura
Chris Griffin, Al Porcino, Bernie Privin (trumpet) Will Bradley, Bill Harris (trombone) unknown (flute, oboe) Toots Mondello, Charlie Parker, Murray Williams (alto saxophone) Art Drellinger, Hank Ross (tenor saxophone) Stan Webb (baritone saxophone) Verley Mills (harp) Lou Stein (piano) Art Ryerson (guitar) Bob Haggart (bass) Don Lamond (drums) unidentified strings, Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
First Ave. & East 44th St., NYC, January 22, 1952
675-2Temptation
676-3Lover
677-4Autumn In New York
678-4Stella By Starlight
Jimmy Maxwell, Carl Pool, Al Porcino, Bernie Privin (trumpet) Bill Harris, Lou McGarity (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Charlie Parker, Harry Terrill, Murray Williams (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Hank Ross (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
First Ave. & East 44th St., NYC, March 25, 1952
756-5Night And Day
757-4Almost Like Being In Love
758-1I Can't Get Started
759-5 | 62VK453What Is This Thing Called Love
** also issued on Clef MGC 609. Clef MGC 725 entitled "Night And Day". Verve MGV 8003 entitled "The Genius Of Charlie Parker #1 - Night And Day".

MGC 610   Bud Powell's Moods

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, July 1, 1950
435-6Hallelujah!
436-6Tea For Two
Bud Powell (piano)
NYC, February, 1951
571-1Parisian Thoroughfare (Parisienne Thorofare)
572-1Oblivion
573-1Dusky 'N' Sandy (Dusk In Sandi)
574-5Hallucinations (Budo)
575-2The Fruit
576-1A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
577-2Just One Of Those Things
578-1The Last Time I Saw Paris
** also issued on Clef MGC 610. Clef MGC 739; Verve MGV 8115 entitled "The Genius Of Bud Powell".

Mercury MGC 1000 series (12 inch LP)

MGC 1001 #1   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story #1

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Fred Astaire (vocals, tap dance)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December, 1952
1003-13Isn't This A Lovely Day
1004-9'S Wonderful
1007-12I Used To Be Color Blind
1013-2Lovely To Look At
1019-10Puttin' On The Ritz
1020-2The Continental
1023-3Change Partners
1027-1They All Laughed
1028-1Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
** also issued on Clef MGC 1001. Clef MGC 662 entitled "The Astaire Story, Vol. 1".
** part of Mercury MGC 1001/4.

MGC 1002 #2   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story #2

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Fred Astaire (vocals, tap dance): same session
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December, 1952
1001-1Nice Work If You Can Get It
1002-17Cheek To Cheek
1012-4New Sun In The Sky
1015-5The Way You Look Tonight
1021-3Steppin' Out With My Baby
1022-7I've Got My Eyes On You
1026-10The Carioca
1031-4I Won't Dance
1033-3Dancing In The Dark
1035-2(Ad Lib) Fast Dances
** also issued on Clef MGC 1002. Clef MGC 663 entitled "The Astaire Story, Vol. 2".
** part of Mercury MGC 1001/4.

MGC 1003 #3   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story #3

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Fred Astaire (vocals, tap dance): same session
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December, 1952
1005-16A Fine Romance
1008-8I Love Louisa
1010-8I'm Putting All My Eggs In My Basket
1014-13Night And Day
1016-7No Strings
1018-7Fascinating Rhythm
1032-1I Concentrate On You
1034-8Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
1036-2(Ad Lib) Slow Dances And Medium Dance
1037-7(Ad Lib) Slow Dance
** also issued on Clef MGC 1003. Clef MGC 664 entitled "The Astaire Story, Vol. 3".
** part of Mercury MGC 1001/4.

MGC 1004 #4   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story #4

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Fred Astaire (vocals, tap dance): same session
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December, 1952
1006-5A Foggy Day
1009-1They Can't Take That Away From Me
1011-6Oh, Lady Be Good!
1017-8A Needle In A Haystack
1024-3You're Easy To Dance With
1025-7I'm Building Up To An Awful Letdown
1029-15So Near And Yet So Far
1030-7Jam Session For A Dancer (Instrumental Blues)
1038-7Not My Girl
** also issued on Clef MGC 1004. Clef MGC 665 entitled "The Astaire Story, Vol. 4".
** part of Mercury MGC 1001/4.

MGC 1001/4   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Fred Astaire (vocals, tap dance): same session
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December, 1952
1001-1Nice Work If You Can Get It
1002-17Cheek To Cheek
1003-13Isn't This A Lovely Day
1004-9'S Wonderful
1005-16A Fine Romance
1006-5A Foggy Day
1007-12I Used To Be Color Blind
1008-8I Love Louisa
1009-1They Can't Take That Away From Me
1010-8I'm Putting All My Eggs In My Basket
1011-6Oh, Lady Be Good!
1012-4New Sun In The Sky
1013-2Lovely To Look At
1014-13Night And Day
1015-5The Way You Look Tonight
1016-7No Strings
1017-8A Needle In A Haystack
1018-7Fascinating Rhythm
1019-10Puttin' On The Ritz
1020-2The Continental
1021-3Steppin' Out With My Baby
1022-7I've Got My Eyes On You
1023-3Change Partners
1024-3You're Easy To Dance With
1025-7I'm Building Up To An Awful Letdown
1026-10The Carioca
1027-1They All Laughed
1028-1Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
1029-15So Near And Yet So Far
1030-7Jam Session For A Dancer (Instrumental Blues)
1031-4I Won't Dance
1032-1I Concentrate On You
1033-3Dancing In The Dark
1034-8Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
1035-2(Ad Lib) Fast Dances
1036-2(Ad Lib) Slow Dances And Medium Dance
1037-7(Ad Lib) Slow Dance
1038-7Not My Girl
** same contents as Mercury MGC 1001 #1 + MGC 1002 #2 + MGC 1003 #3 + MGC 1004 #4.

Mercury 35000 series (10 inch LP)

MG 35000   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 8

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 27, 1947
1884/1886 | 186/188Perdido, Part 1
1887/1889 | 189/191Perdido, Part 2
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.8, MG VOL.8x45; Clef MG VOL.8.

MG 35001   no information

MG 35002   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums): same session
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 27, 1947
2453/2456 | 200/203Endido
198/199I Surrender, Dear
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.10, MG VOL.10x45; Clef MG VOL.10.

MG 35003   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 2

Al Killan, Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Arnold Ross (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
241 | 260Blues For Norman, Part 1
242 | 261Blues For Norman, Part 2
243 | 262I Can't Get Started, Part 1
244 | 263I Can't Get Started, Part 2
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.2, MG VOL.2x45; Clef MG VOL.2.

MG 35004   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 3

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Al Killian (trumpet -3,4) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone -3,4) Charlie Ventura, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Mel Powell (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
1. 411 | 266Crazy Rhythm, Part 1
2. 412 | 267Crazy Rhythm, Part 2
3. 413 | 268Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 1
4. 414 | 269Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 2
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.3, MG VOL.3x45; Clef MG VOL.3.

MG 35005   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 4

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1944
458V22 | 248Lester Leaps In, Part 1
459V23 | 249Lester Leaps In, Part 2
460V24 | 250Lester Leaps In, Part 3
455V17 | 251Blues, Part 1
456V18 | 252Blues, Part 2
457V19 | 253Blues, Part 3
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.4, MG VOL.4x45; Clef MG VOL.4.

MG 35006   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 5

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums): same session
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1944
D725 | 254Body And Soul, Part 1
D726 | 255Body And Soul, Part 2
D727 | 256Body And Soul, Part 3
D728 | 257Body And Soul, Part 4
Shorty Sherock (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Red Callender, Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
D720B | 258Rosetta, Part 1
D721B | 259Rosetta, Part 2
J.J. Johnson (trombone) replaces Sherock
JP5 | 115Bugle Call Rag
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.5, MG VOL.5x45; Clef MG VOL.5.

MG 35007   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 6

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Kenny Kersey (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Embassy Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1946
1929 | 101JATP Blues, Part 1
1930 | 102JATP Blues, Part 2
1931 | 103JATP Blues, Part 3
1932 | 104JATP Blues, Part 4
1933 | 133Slow Drag, Part 1
1934 | 134Slow Drag, Part 2
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.6, MG VOL.6x45; Clef MG VOL.6.

MG 35008   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 7

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1944
JP1 | 1935 | 123Tea For Two, Part 1
JP2 | 1936 | 124Tea For Two, Part 2
JP3 | 1937 | 125Tea For Two, Part 3
JP4 | 1938 | 126Tea For Two, Part 4
Shorty Sherock (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Red Callender, Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
JP6 | 1939 | 120I've Found A New Baby, Part 1
JP7 | 1940 | 121I've Found A New Baby, Part 2
JP8 | 122I've Found A New Baby, Part 3
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.7, MG VOL.7x45; Clef MG VOL.7.

MG 35009   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 9

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 27, 1947
2447/2449 | 192/194Mordido, Part 1
2450/2452 | 195/197Mordido, Part 2
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.9, MG VOL.9x45; Clef MG VOL.9.

MG 35010   Charlie Parker With Strings

Mitch Miller (oboe, English horn) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milton Lomask (violin) Frank Brieff (viola) Frank Miller (cello) Meyer Rosen (harp) Stan Freeman (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Jimmy Carroll (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, November 30, 1949
319-5 | 62VK204Just Friends
320-3Everything Happens To Me
321-3April In Paris
322-2Summertime
323-2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
324-3If I Should Lose You
** also issued on Mercury MGC 101, MGC 101x45, MGC 501; Clef MGC 101, MGC 501; Universal (J) UCCV 9033.

MG 35011   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 11

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Charlie Ventura, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Mel Powell (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
309The Man I Love, Part 1
310The Man I Love, Part 2
311The Man I Love, Part 3
312The Man I Love, Part 4
313The Man I Love, Part 5
314The Man I Love, Part 6
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.11, MG VOL.11x45; Clef MG VOL.11.

MG 35012   Bud Powell - Piano Solos

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January-February, 1949
2174-5 | 242-5Tempus Fugit
2175-3 | 243-3Celia
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass -2,3) Max Roach (drums -2,3)
NYC, February-May, 1949
1. 2406-1 | 245-1I'll Keep Loving You
2. 2407-4 | 246-4Strictly Confidential
3. 2408-3 | 247-3All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Bud Powell (piano)
NYC, February, 1950
345-1Yesterdays
** also issued on Mercury MGC 102, MGC 502; Clef MGC 102, MGC 502; Universal (J) UCCV 9042.

MG 35013   Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band

Lu Watters (trumpet) Don Noakes (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, January 15, 1950
330-2Sage Hen Strut
331-1Skid-Da-De-Dat
333-1Antigua Blues
336-1When The Saints Go Marching In
337Emperor Norton's Hunch
340Copenhagen
** also issued on Mercury MGC 103, MGC 503, MGC 503x45; Clef MGC 103, MGC 503.

MG 35014   Hank Jones' Piano

Hank Jones (piano)
probably NYC, September-October, 1947
601 | 236 | 1965-1The Night We Called It A Day
602 | 237 | 1964-1Yesterdays
603 | 238 | 1966-1You're Blase
604 | 239 | 1963-1Tea For Two
605 | 240 | 1967-1Blues For Lady Day
606 | 241 | 1968-1Blue Room
** reissue of Mercury MG 25022.

Mercury JATP series (10 inch LP)

MG VOL.2   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 2

Al Killan, Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Arnold Ross (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
241 | 260Blues For Norman, Part 1
242 | 261Blues For Norman, Part 2
243 | 262I Can't Get Started, Part 1
244 | 263I Can't Get Started, Part 2
** reissue of Mercury MG 35003.

MG VOL.3   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 3

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Al Killian (trumpet -3,4) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone -3,4) Charlie Ventura, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Mel Powell (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
1. 411 | 266Crazy Rhythm, Part 1
2. 412 | 267Crazy Rhythm, Part 2
3. 413 | 268Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 1
4. 414 | 269Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 2
** reissue of Mercury MG 35004.

MG VOL.4   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 4

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1944
458V22 | 248Lester Leaps In, Part 1
459V23 | 249Lester Leaps In, Part 2
460V24 | 250Lester Leaps In, Part 3
455V17 | 251Blues, Part 1
456V18 | 252Blues, Part 2
457V19 | 253Blues, Part 3
** reissue of Mercury MG 35005.

MG VOL.5   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 5

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums): same session
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1944
D725 | 254Body And Soul, Part 1
D726 | 255Body And Soul, Part 2
D727 | 256Body And Soul, Part 3
D728 | 257Body And Soul, Part 4
Shorty Sherock (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Red Callender, Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
D720B | 258Rosetta, Part 1
D721B | 259Rosetta, Part 2
J.J. Johnson (trombone) replaces Sherock
JP5 | 115Bugle Call Rag
** reissue of Mercury MG 35006.

MG VOL.6   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 6

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Kenny Kersey (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Embassy Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1946
1929 | 101JATP Blues, Part 1
1930 | 102JATP Blues, Part 2
1931 | 103JATP Blues, Part 3
1932 | 104JATP Blues, Part 4
1933 | 133Slow Drag, Part 1
1934 | 134Slow Drag, Part 2
** reissue of Mercury MG 35007.

MG VOL.7   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 7

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1944
JP1 | 1935 | 123Tea For Two, Part 1
JP2 | 1936 | 124Tea For Two, Part 2
JP3 | 1937 | 125Tea For Two, Part 3
JP4 | 1938 | 126Tea For Two, Part 4
Shorty Sherock (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Red Callender, Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
JP6 | 1939 | 120I've Found A New Baby, Part 1
JP7 | 1940 | 121I've Found A New Baby, Part 2
JP8 | 122I've Found A New Baby, Part 3
** reissue of Mercury MG 35008.

MG VOL.8   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 8

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 27, 1947
1884/1886 | 186/188Perdido, Part 1
1887/1889 | 189/191Perdido, Part 2
** reissue of Mercury MG 35000.

MG VOL.9   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 9

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums): same session
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 27, 1947
2447/2449 | 192/194Mordido, Part 1
2450/2452 | 195/197Mordido, Part 2
** reissue of Mercury MG 35009.

MG VOL.10   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums): same session
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 27, 1947
2453/2456 | 200/203Endido
198/199I Surrender, Dear
** reissue of Mercury MG 35002.

MG VOL.11   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 11

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Charlie Ventura, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Mel Powell (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
309The Man I Love, Part 1
310The Man I Love, Part 2
311The Man I Love, Part 3
312The Man I Love, Part 4
313The Man I Love, Part 5
314The Man I Love, Part 6
** reissue of Mercury MG 35011.

MG VOL.12   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 12

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 18, 1949
382The Opener, Part 1
383The Opener, Part 2
384The Opener, Part 3
385 | 62VK228Lester Leaps In, Part 1
386 | 62VK229Lester Leaps In, Part 2
387Lester Leaps In, Part 3
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.12x45; Clef MG VOL.12.

MG VOL.13   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 13

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums): same session
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 18, 1949
388Embraceable You, Part 1
389Embraceable You, Part 2
390Embraceable You, Part 3
391The Closer, Part 1
392The Closer, Part 2
393The Closer, Part 3
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.13x45; Clef MG VOL.13.

MG VOL.14   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 14

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Willie Smith (alto saxophone -1/3) Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Kenny Kersey (piano) Irving Ashby (guitar -1/3) Billy Hadnott (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Embassy Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1946
1. 625I Got Rhythm, Part 1
2. 626I Got Rhythm, Part 2
3. 627I Got Rhythm, Part 3
4. 628I Surrender, Dear, Part 1
5. 629I Surrender, Dear, Part 2
6. 630I Surrender, Dear, Part 3
** also issued on Mercury MG VOL.14x45; Clef MG VOL.14.

MG VOL.15   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 15

Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 13, 1952
Jam Session Blues
The Trumpet Battle
Ballad Medley
Perdido
Cottontail
Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Gene Krupa (drums)
Idaho
Sophisticated Lady
Flying Home
Drum Boogie
Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich (drums)
The Drum Battle
Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Sweet Georgia Brown
Cheek To Cheek
C Jam Blues
62VK202/203Tenderly, Part 1&2
Seven Come Eleven
** also issued on Clef MG VOL.15. Verve MG VOL.8 entitled "Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 8".

Mercury MGC 100 series (10 inch LP)

MGC 100   Hank Jones' Piano

Hank Jones (piano)
probably NYC, September-October, 1947
601 | 236 | 1965-1The Night We Called It A Day
602 | 237 | 1964-1Yesterdays
603 | 238 | 1966-1You're Blase
604 | 239 | 1963-1Tea For Two
605 | 240 | 1967-1Blues For Lady Day
606 | 241 | 1968-1Blue Room
** reissue of Mercury MG 25022.

MGC 101   Charlie Parker With Strings

Mitch Miller (oboe, English horn) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milton Lomask (violin) Frank Brieff (viola) Frank Miller (cello) Meyer Rosen (harp) Stan Freeman (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Jimmy Carroll (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, November 30, 1949
319-5 | 62VK204Just Friends
320-3Everything Happens To Me
321-3April In Paris
322-2Summertime
323-2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
324-3If I Should Lose You
** reissue of Mercury MG 35010.

MGC 102   Bud Powell - Piano Solos

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January-February, 1949
2174-5 | 242-5Tempus Fugit
2175-3 | 243-3Celia
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass -2,3) Max Roach (drums -2,3)
NYC, February-May, 1949
1. 2406-1 | 245-1I'll Keep Loving You
2. 2407-4 | 246-4Strictly Confidential
3. 2408-3 | 247-3All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Bud Powell (piano)
NYC, February, 1950
345-1Yesterdays
** reissue of Mercury MG 35012.

MGC 103   Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band

Lu Watters (trumpet) Don Noakes (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, January 15, 1950
330-2Sage Hen Strut
331-1Skid-Da-De-Dat
333-1Antigua Blues
336-1When The Saints Go Marching In
337Emperor Norton's Hunch
340Copenhagen
** reissue of Mercury MG 35013.

MGC 104   The Lester Young Trio

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Buddy Rich (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, March-April, 1946
348-1Back To The Land (complete version)
349-1I Cover The Waterfront
350-2Somebody Loves Me
351-1I've Found A New Baby

MGC 105   The Flip Phillips Quartet

Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, March, 1950
360-5Lover
361-1Don't Take Your Love From Me
362-2Flip's Boogie
363-1Feelin' The Blues
364-1Lover Come Back To Me
365-3Blue Room
** reissue of Mercury MG 25023.

MGC 106   Oscar Peterson - Piano Solos

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, March, 1950
375-1They Didn't Believe Me
376-3Lover Come Back To Me
377-1Where Or When
378-3Three O'Clock In The Morning
379-1All The Things You Are
380-1Oscar's Blues
** originally intended as Mercury MG 25024.
** also issued on Clef MGC 106.

MGC 107   Oscar Peterson At Carnegie

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 18, 1949
I Only Have Eyes For You
Fine And Dandy
Carnegie Blues
** also issued on Clef MGC 107.

MGC 108   Lester Young - Collates

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, March, 1950
366-2Too Marvelous For Words
368-4Encore
369-2Polka Dots And Moonbeams
370-2 | 62VK227Up 'N' Adam
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Joe Shulman (bass) Bill Clark (drums)
NYC, July, 1950
430-1Three Little Words
433-4Neenah
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, January 16, 1951
485-1Undercover Girl Blues
486-3Frenesi
** also issued on Clef MGC 108; Universal (J) UCCV 9044.

MGC 109   Charlie Parker With Strings #2

Joseph Singer (French horn) Edwin C. Brown (oboe) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Sam Kaplan, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Ziggy Smirnoff (violin) Howard Kay, Isadore Zir (viola) Maurice Brown (cello) Verley Mills (harp) Bernie Leighton (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July 5, 1950
442-5Dancing In The Dark
443-2You Came Along From Out Of Nowhere
444-3Laura
445-4East Of The Sun
446-2They Can't Take That Away From Me
447-4Easy To Love
448-2I'm In The Mood For Love
449-2I'll Remember April
** also issued on Mercury MGC 509; Clef MGC 509; Universal (J) UCCV 9112.

MGC 110   Oscar Peterson - Collates

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, March, 1950
374-3Debut
381-3Tenderly
Oscar Peterson (piano) Major Holley (bass)
NYC, May 8, 1950
394-1Little White Lies
400-1Get Happy
401-2Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
404-1Robbin's Nest
406-5Lover
407-3Exactly Like You
** also issued on Clef MGC 110.

MGC 111   Johnny Hodges - Collates

Nelson Williams (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, January 15, 1951
477-2You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart (Rabbit's Blues)
479-1Blue Fantasia
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano -1) Billy Strayhorn (piano -2) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, March 3, 1951
1. 515-3 | 62VK240Castle Rock
2. 517-3Globetrotter
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Joe Marshall (drums)
NYC, January 13, 1952
656-3Sideways
657-7A Pound Of Blues
659-2Who's Excited
same personnel
NYC, January 17, 1952
660-2Sweeping The Blues Away
** also issued on Clef MGC 111; Universal (J) UCCV 9036.

MGC 112   Illinois Jacquet - Collates

Russell Jacquet, Joe Newman (trumpet) Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Rudy Williams (baritone saxophone) Johnny Acea (piano) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Lee Abrams (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1951
494-4Later For The Happenin'
Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Carl Perkins (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
497-1Speedliner
499-5Pastel
500-2All Of Me
Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) John Collins (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 24, 1951
548-2Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
549-2Cotton Tail
550-3Weary Blues
551-4Groovin'
** also issued on Clef MGC 112; Universal (J) UCCV 9116.

MGC 113   Roy Eldridge - Collates

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone) Teddy Brannon (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
NYC, August, 1951
579-6Baby, What's The Matter With You
580-6Yard Dog
581-3Sweet Lorraine
582-5Jumbo The Elephant
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) unidentified orchestra, George Williams (director)
NYC, December, 1951
644-6Basin Street Blues
645-2I Remember Harlem
646-4Easter Parade
647-3I See Everybody's Baby
** also issued on Clef MGC 113; Universal (J) UCCV 9047.

MGC 114   Charlie Barnet Plays Charlie Barnet

Al Killian, Irving Lewis, Everett McDonald, Shorty Rogers (trumpet) Art Robey (trumpet, vocals) Frank Bradley, Burt Johnson, Tommy Pederson, Phil Washburne (trombone) Gus McReynolds, Frank Papalardo (alto saxophone) Kurt Bloom, Don Raffell (tenor saxophone) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto saxophone) Bob Dawes (baritone saxophone) Billy Miller (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ed Mihelich (bass) George Jenkins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 3, 1947
AP3096 | 745-1Blue Lou
James Campbell, Joe Graves, Dave Nichols, Jimmy Nottingham, Clark Terry (trumpet) Walt Benson, Porky Cohen, Fred Zito (trombone) Frank Papalardo, Walt Weidler (alto saxophone) Kurt Bloom, Jack Henderson (tenor saxophone) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto saxophone) Bob Dawes (baritone saxophone) Bill Miller (piano) Bob Bain (guitar) Frank Siravo (bass) Dick Shanahan (drums) Bunny Briggs, Jean Louise (vocals)
NYC, August 25, 1947
AP3133 | 741-1Jubilee Jump
omit Briggs, Louise
Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1947
AP3157 | 744-2Deep Purple
James Campbell, Joe Graves, Jimmy Nottingham, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry (trumpet) Walt Benson, Porky Cohen, Fred Zito (trombone) Walter Weidler, Wolfgang Weidler (alto saxophone) Kurt Bloom, Bud Shank (tenor saxophone) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto saxophone) Bob Dawes (baritone saxophone) Claude Williamson (piano) unknown (guitar) Don Totsi (bass) Dick Shanahan (drums) Bunny Briggs (vocals) Billy May (arranger)
NYC, November 30, 1947
AP3194 | 746-2Southern Fried
AP3196 | 742-1Charleston Alley
AP3197 | 743-3Gal From Joe's
Johnny Cappola, Dick Collins, Carlton McBeath, Al Del Simone (trumpet) Ziggy Elmer, Lewis McCreary, Dave Wells (trombone) Rene Bloch, Dick Meldonian (alto saxophone) Bill Holman, Eddie Wasserman (tenor saxophone) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto saxophone) Bob Dawes (baritone saxophone) Claude Williamson (piano) Ed Mihelich (bass) John Markham (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 5, 1951
747-2Cherokee
748-1Skyliner
** also issued on Clef MGC 114.

MGC 115   Ralph Burns - The Free Forms Album

possibly Tony Miranda (French horn) possibly Danny Bank (flute) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Ralph Burns (piano, arranger) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums) unidentified strings
NYC, August 7, 1951
601Places Please
602Tantallon
603Terrisita
604Cameo
605Someday Somewhere
606Spring Is
607Lileth
608Vignette At Verney's
** also issued on Mercury MGC 115x45; Clef MGC 115.

MGC 116   The Oscar Peterson Quartet

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1952
701-1The Astaire Blues
706-1Stompin' At The Savoy
** also issued on Clef MGC 116; Universal (J) UCCV 9040.

MGC 117   Charlie Ventura - Collates

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Charlie Ventura (tenor, baritone, bass saxophone) Jimmy Wisner (piano) Ace Tesone (bass) Louis "Chick" Kenny (drums)
NYC, March 7, 1951
523-6Avalon
524-1I'm Confessin'
525-9Bugle Call Rag
527-6That Old Feeling
Charlie Ventura (tenor saxophone) Marty Napoleon (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, August 8, 1951
597-11After You've Gone
598-1Love Is Just Around The Corner
599-3Old Man River
600-6O.H. Blues
** also issued on Clef MGC 117.

MGC 118   Billie Holiday Sings

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, March 26, 1952
764-3East Of The Sun
765-1Blue Moon
766-1You Go To My Head
767-2You Turned The Tables On Me
768-1Easy To Love
769-3These Foolish Things
770-3I Only Have Eyes For You
771-1Solitude
** also issued on Mercury MGC 118x45; Clef MGC 118; Universal (J) UCCV 9032.

MGC 119   Oscar Peterson Plays Pretty

Oscar Peterson (piano) Irving Ashby (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 1952
692-2You Go To My Head
693-3They Can't Take That Away From Me
694-3There's A Small Hotel
695-2You Turned The Tables On Me
696-1These Foolish Things
697-2I Can't Get Started
698-1Blue Moon
699-2East Of The Sun
** also issued on Clef MGC 119; Universal (J) UCCV 9115.

MGC 120   Count Basie - Collates

Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor saxophone) Floyd Johnson, Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Neal Hefti (arranger)
NYC, January 17, 1952
665-4New Basie Blues
666-4Sure Thing
667-2Why Not
668-4Fawncy Meeting You
add Sy Oliver (arranger)
NYC, January 25, 1952
688-6Jive At Five
691-5Every Tub
Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor saxophone, arranger) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Bixie Crawford (vocals -2) Buck Clayton, Andy Gibson, Buster Harding, Nat Pierce, Don Redman, A.K. Salim (arranger)
NYC, July 22 & 23, 1952
1. 825-2Hob Nail Boogie
2. 827-3Paradise Squat
** also issued on Clef MGC 120.

MGC 121   Gene Krupa - Collates

Charlie Ventura (tenor, baritone saxophone) Teddy Napoleon (piano) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, March 19, 1952
725-1St. Louis Blues
727-1Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
728-1Stardust
729-1Perdido
731-3Fine's Idea
732-5 | 62VK231 | 63VK629Drum Boogie
** also issued on Clef MGC 121.

MGC 122   Sonny Criss/Tommy Turk - Collates

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Hampton Hawes (piano) Iggy Shevack (bass) Chuck Thompson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 1949
272-6Colidad
273-4Tornade
274-1The First One
275-3Blues For The Boppers
Leonard Hawkins (trumpet) Frank Rosolino, Tommy Turk (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Mickey Crane (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, December 1, 1949
315-4Two By Four
316-3Bye Bye Blues
317-2Encore
318-2The Beat
** also issued on Clef MGC 122.

MGC 123   Santo Pecora - Collates

George Girard (trumpet) Santo Pecora (trombone) Pete Fountain (clarinet) Armand Hug (piano) John Sinac (bass) Santo Pecora (drums)
New Orleans, LA, June, 1950
416-2Listen
417-4March Of The Mardi Gras
418-2My Lou'siana
419-2Mahogany Hall Stomp
George Girard (trumpet) Santo Pecora (trombone) Pete Fountain (clarinet) Fred Laudeman (piano) Lou Massenter (bass) Eddie Grady (drums)
New Orleans, LA, 1950
356-1Canal Street Romp
357-2Basin Street Blues
358-212th Street Rag
359-3Rose Of The Rio Grande
** also issued on Clef MGC 123.

MGC 124   Lester Young - Collates #2

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, March, 1950
367-1'Deed I Do
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Joe Shulman (bass) Bill Clark (drums)
NYC, July, 1950
434-2Jeepers, Creepers
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, January 16, 1951
483-2Thou Swell
488-2Little Pee Blues
same personnel
NYC, March 8, 1951
529-3A Foggy Day
530-1In A Little Spanish Town
531-1Let's Fall In Love
532-2Down 'N Adam
** also issued on Clef MGC 124; Universal (J) UCCV 9045.

MGC 125   Bill Harris - Collates

Eddie Bert, Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Jack Greenberg, Sam Marowitz, Pete Mondello, Murray Williams (saxophones) Ralph Burns (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Don Lamond (drums)
NYC, January 15, 1952
648-2You're Blase
649-1Bill Not Phil
650-3D'Anjou
651-4Imagination
Chuck Frankenhouser, Bernie Glow, Neal Hefti, Al Porcino, Nick Travis (trumpet) Eddie Bert, Vernon Friley, Bill Harris (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) George Berg, Sam Marowitz, Hal McKusick, Pete Mondello, Murray Williams (saxophones) Ralph Burns (piano) Sam Herman (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Tiny Kahn (drums)
NYC, March 19, 1952
733-6Blackstrap
734-1Gloomy Sunday
735-4Bijou
736-2Poogerini
** also issued on Clef MGC 125.

MGC 126   Slim Gaillard - Mish Mash

Dick Hyman (piano) Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocals) Ernie Shepard (bass, vocals) Herbie Lovelle (drums) Pepe Benque (bongos)
NYC, March 5, 1951
519-2Laughing In Rhythm
520-2Soony Roony
Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone) Maceo Williams (piano) Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocals) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
NYC, May 25, 1951
553-2Babalu
554-2Sabroso
Harry Carney or Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Slim Gaillard as Bulee Gaillard (guitar, vocals) unidentified strings, and others
NYC, January 24, 1952
684-2St. Louis Blues
685-1I Know What To Do
686-3Tax Payer's Blues
687-2Eatin' With The Boogie
** also issued on Clef MGC 126.

MGC 127   Oscar Peterson - Collates #2

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, August, 1950
454-1Squatty Roo
458-1Salute To Garner
459-2I Get A Kick Out Of You
460-2What's New
461-1Dark Eyes
same personnel
NYC, January 19, 1951
501-8How High The Moon
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 25, 1951
635-5Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums -1)
Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1952
1. 707-2Rough Ridin'
2. 710-1But Not For Me
** also issued on Clef MGC 127.

MGC 128   Johnny Hodges - Collates #2

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, February 28, 1951
512-3 | 62VK241Jeep's Blues
Joe Marshall (drums) replaces Greer
NYC, January 17, 1952
663-4Below The Azores
Barney Richmond (bass) replaces Trotman
San Francisco, CA, March 25, 1952
760-4Tenderly
762-3Duke's Blues, Part 1&2
763-6Tea For Two
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett or Teddy Brannon (piano) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1952
799-1What's I'm Gotchere
Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) replaces Phillips, Lovett or Brannon
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1952
806-6Rosanne
** also issued on Clef MGC 128; Universal (J) UCCV 9037.

MGC 129   Illinois Jacquet - Collates #2

Joe Newman (trumpet) Russell Jacquet (trumpet, vocals) Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Rudy Williams (baritone saxophone) Johnny Acea (piano) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Lee Abrams (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1951
496-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) John Collins (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 24, 1951
547-4One-Nighter Boogie
Russell Jacquet, Joe Newman, Elmon Wright, Lammar Wright (trumpet) Henry Coker, Matthew Gee (trombone) Ernie Henry, Earl Warren (alto saxophone) Lowell Hastings, Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) John Acea (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Al Lucas (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums) A.K. Salim (arranger)
NYC, March 21, 1952
754-7Bluesitis
755-3Swinging Home
Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Count Basie (organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jimmy Crawford (drums)
NYC, July 22, 1952
818-4 | 62VK217Lean Baby
819-6Somewhere Along The Way
820-8The Cool Rage
821-3 | 62VK216Port Of Rico
** also issued on Clef MGC 129.

MGC 133   Flip Phillips - Collates #2

Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Mickey Crane (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, December 5, 1949
325-3Drowsy
326-12Vortex
328-1But Beautiful
Harry Edison (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, July 1, 1950
439-4Be Be
440-4Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Dick Hyman (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 8, 1951
537-5I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Lou Levy (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass, vocals) Joe McDonald (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1951
614-3Broadway
617-2Apple Honey
** also issued on Clef MGC 133.

Mercury MGC 500 series (10 inch LP)

MGC 500   The Gene Krupa Trio At JATP

Charlie Ventura (tenor, baritone saxophone) Teddy Napoleon (piano) Gene Krupa (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
Stompin' At The Savoy
Body And Soul
63VK634Dark Eyes
same personnel
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, May 27, 1946
911 | 219Idaho, Part 1
912 | 220Idaho, Part 2
same personnel
live in NYC, June, 1952
The Man I Love
** also issued on Clef MGC 600; Verve MGV 8031.

MGC 501   Charlie Parker With Strings

Mitch Miller (oboe, English horn) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milton Lomask (violin) Frank Brieff (viola) Frank Miller (cello) Meyer Rosen (harp) Stan Freeman (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Jimmy Carroll (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, November 30, 1949
319-5 | 62VK204Just Friends
320-3Everything Happens To Me
321-3April In Paris
322-2Summertime
323-2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
324-3If I Should Lose You
** reissue of Mercury MG 35010.

MGC 502   Bud Powell - Piano Solos

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January-February, 1949
2174-5 | 242-5Tempus Fugit
2175-3 | 243-3Celia
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass -2,3) Max Roach (drums -2,3)
NYC, February-May, 1949
1. 2406-1 | 245-1I'll Keep Loving You
2. 2407-4 | 246-4Strictly Confidential
3. 2408-3 | 247-3All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Bud Powell (piano)
NYC, February, 1950
345-1Yesterdays
** reissue of Mercury MG 35012.

MGC 503   Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band

Lu Watters (trumpet) Don Noakes (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, January 15, 1950
330-2Sage Hen Strut
331-1Skid-Da-De-Dat
333-1Antigua Blues
336-1When The Saints Go Marching In
337Emperor Norton's Hunch
340Copenhagen
** reissue of Mercury MG 35013.

MGC 504   The Lester Young Trio

no details
** also issued on Clef MGC 504 entitled "no details".

MGC 505   Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite

Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Harry Edison, Al Stewart, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) unknown (clarinet) Gene Johnson, Charlie Parker, Fred Skerritt (alto saxophone) Jose Madera, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Sol Rabinowitz (tenor, baritone saxophone) Leslie Johnakins (baritone saxophone) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Rafael Miranda, Chano Pozo (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (maracas) Chico O'Farrill (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 21, 1950 or late 1948
557-4Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Cancion
558-6Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Mambo, Part 1
559-4Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Mambo, Part 2
560-2Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: 6/8
561-3Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Jazz
562-4Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Rhumba Abierta
** also issued on Clef MGC 505; Universal (J) UCCV 9118.

MGC 506   Slim Gaillard/Meade "Lux" Lewis - Opera In Vout/Boogie Woogie At The Philharmonic

Slim Gaillard (piano, guitar, drums, vocals) Tiny "Bam" Brown (bass, vocals)
"Embassy Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1946
D461 | 305Opera In Vout (Groove Juice Symphony), Part 1: Introduzione-Pianissimo (Softly, Most Softly)
D462 | 306Opera In Vout (Groove Juice Symphony), Part 2: Recitative E Finale (C Jam?)
D463 | 307Opera In Vout (Groove Juice Symphony), Part 3: Andante Cantabile In Modo De Blues (With A Floy Floy)
D464 | 308Opera In Vout (Groove Juice Symphony), Part 4: Presto Con Stomp (Of Much Scat)
Meade "Lux" Lewis (piano)
D266 | 652Medium Boogie
D267 | 653Fast Boogie
D268 | 654Slow Boogie
D269 | 655Honky Tonk Train Blues
** also issued on Clef MGC 506.

MGC 507   Bud Powell - Piano Solos #2

Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, February, 1950
341-2So Sorry Please
342-2Get Happy
343-1Sometimes I'm Happy
344-2Sweet Georgia Brown
346-1April In Paris
347-1Body And Soul
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, July 1, 1950
435-6Hallelujah!
436-10Tea For Two
** also issued on Clef MGC 507; Universal (J) UCCV 9113.

MGC 508   Jazz At The Philharmonic - How High The Moon

Al Killan, Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Arnold Ross (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
245 | 264Lady Be Good, Part 1
246 | 265Lady Be Good, Part 2
800 | 270After You've Gone, Part 1
801 | 271After You've Gone, Part 2
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Kenny Kersey (piano) Benny Fonville (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
live in Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 1946
105Bell Boy Blues, Part 1
106Bell Boy Blues, Part 2
1941 | 116How High The Moon, Part 1
1942 | 117How High The Moon, Part 2
1943 | 118How High The Moon, Part 3
1944 | 119How High The Moon, Part 4

MGC 509   Charlie Parker With Strings #2

Joseph Singer (French horn) Edwin C. Brown (oboe) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Sam Kaplan, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Ziggy Smirnoff (violin) Howard Kay, Isadore Zir (viola) Maurice Brown (cello) Verley Mills (harp) Bernie Leighton (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July 5, 1950
442-5Dancing In The Dark
443-2You Came Along From Out Of Nowhere
444-3Laura
445-4East Of The Sun
446-2They Can't Take That Away From Me
447-4Easy To Love
448-2I'm In The Mood For Love
449-2I'll Remember April
** reissue of Mercury MGC 109.

MGC 510   Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band #2

Lu Watters (trumpet) Warren Smith (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, 1950
420Doctor Jazz
421Irish Black Bottom
422Beale Street Blues
423Shake That Thing
424Tin Roof Blues
425Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me
426Royal Garden Blues
427Sweet Georgia Brown
** also issued on Clef MGC 510.

MGC 511   Machito Jazz With Flip And Bird

Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto saxophone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone -2,4) Jose Madera (tenor saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone -1,3) Leslie Johnakins (baritone saxophone) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 20, 1948
1. 2154-9 | 300No Noise, Part 1
2. 2155-2 | 301-2No Noise, Part 2
3. 2156 | 302Bucabu
4. 2157-1 | 303Mango Mangue
Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto saxophone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone -2) Jose Madera (tenor saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone -1,3/5) Leslie Johnakins (baritone saxophone) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (arranger, conductor)
NYC, January, 1949
1. 2170-2 | 297Caravan
2. 2171-1 | 298-1Okiedoke
3. 2173-9 | 304Flying Home
4. 481Tanga, Part 1
5. 482Tanga, Part 2
** also issued on Clef MGC 511.

MGC 512   Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie - Bird And Diz

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos Vidal (bongos)
NYC, February-March, 1949
2543-2 | 293-4Visa
omit Turk, Vidal
NYC, May 5, 1949
2756-2 | 295-2Passport (rare)
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, June 6, 1950
410-4Bloomdido
411-4An Oscar For Treadwell
412-6Mohawk
413-2My Melancholy Baby
414-6Leap Frog
415-3Relaxin' With Lee
** also issued on Clef MGC 512; Universal (J) UCCV 9034.

MGC 513   Charlie Parker Plays South Of The Border

Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, March 12, 1951
540-6My Little Suede Shoes
541-2Up Poquito De Tu Amor
542-9Tico Tico
Benny Harris (trumpet -1/3,5) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums) possibly Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, January 23, 1952
1. 679-4Mama Inez
2. 680-3La Cucaracha
3. 681-6Estrellita
4. 682-3Begin The Beguine
5. 683-1La Paloma
** also issued on Clef MGC 513; Universal (J) UCCV 9043.

MGC 514   The Gene Krupa Trio (not released?)

no details
** transfered to Clef MGC 514.

MGC 515   Andre's All Stars - Cubano

Alejandro Vivar (trumpet) Gus Maas (tenor saxophone) Bebo Valdes (piano) Kiki Hernandez (bass) Bill Barritto (drums) Rolando Alfonso (congas)
Miami, FL, 1952
Blues For Andre
Con Poco Loco
Desconfianza
Taboo
Duerme
** also issued on Clef MGC 515.

MGC 516   The Great Artistry Of Django Reinhardt

Maurice Vander (piano) Django Reinhardt (guitar) Pierre Michelot (bass) Jean-Louis Viale (drums)
Paris, France, March 10, 1952
17276Blues For Ike
17277September Song
17278Night And Day
17279Insensiblement
17280Manoir De Mes Reves
17281Nuages
17282Brazil
17283Confessin'
** also issued on Clef MGC 516.