Mercury Records Catalog: EmArcy 26000 series

EmArcy 26000 series (10 inch LP)

MG 26000   Willie Smith And His Friends - Relaxing After Hours

Billy May (trumpet, arranger) Murray McEachern (trombone) Willie Smith (alto sax) Arnold Ross (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Ed Mihelich (bass) Nick Fatool (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 2, 1945
HL90-2September In The Rain
HL91-5You Ought To Be In Pictures
HL92-5Moten Swing
HL93-2Willow Weep For Me (as Willie Weep For Me)
Willie Smith (alto sax) Nat King Cole (piano) Red Callender (bass) Jackie Mills (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 16, 1946
HL121-2I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
HL122-4The Way You Look Tonight
HL123-2Airness A La Nat
HL124-3My Old Flame

MG 26001   Various Artists - The Young At Bop

Red Rodney (trumpet) Al Haig (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart (vocals) Neal Hefti (arranger)
NYC, November 23, 1946
HL184-4A Cent And A Half
HL185-2Perdido
HL186-1Change Account
HL187-3Gussie "G"
Neal Hefti (trumpet, arranger) Kai Winding (trombone) Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Tony Aless (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
NYC, December 18, 1946
HL194-2I Woke Up Dizzy
HL195-4Sloppy Joe's
Red Rodney (trumpet) Allen Eager (tenor sax) Serge Chaloff (baritone sax) Al Haig (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Tiny Kahn (drums)
NYC, January 29, 1947
HL197-1Elevation
HL198-3Fine And Dandy

MG 26002   Red Norvo - Improvisations

Aaron Sachs (clarinet) Red Norvo (vibes) Teddy Wilson (piano) Remo Palmieri (guitar) Slam Stewart (bass) Eddie Dell (drums)
NYC, July 27, 1944
HL49-1Subtle Sextology
HL50-3Blues A La Red
HL51-1The Man I Love
HL52-2Seven Come Eleven
Joe Thomas (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Hank D'Amico (clarinet) Red Norvo (xylophone -1, vibes -2) Teddy Wilson (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Specs Powell (drums) Johnny Thompson (arranger)
NYC, October 10, 1944
1. HL61-2Russian Lullaby
2. HL62-3I Got Rhythm
** reissue of Mercury MG 25062 entitled "Teddy Wilson, Red Norvo - Improvisations".

MG 26003   Various Artists - The Small Herd

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Ralph Burns (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Dave Tough (drums)
NYC, January 10, 1945
HL76Northwest Passage
HL77Cryin' Sands
Pete Candoli (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Ralph Burns (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Alvin Burroughs (drums)
Chicago, IL, April 5, 1945
D5CB322-1Characteristically, B.H.
D5CB324-1She's Funny That Way
Tony Aless (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
NYC, November 29, 1945
HL113-1Head Quarters
HL115-3Sam's Caravan

MG 26004   James Moody - The Moody Story

John Grims (trumpet) Bob Range (trombone) James Moody (tenor, alto sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) John Acea (piano) Larry Goins (bass) Chink Williams (drums)
NYC, October 24, 1951
4605Serenade In Blue
4606Margie
4607Moody's Home
4608Wiggle Wag
Dave Burns (trumpet) Donald Cole (trombone) James Moody (tenor, alto sax) Numa Moore (baritone sax) Sadik Hakim (piano) unknown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums)
NYC, May 21, 1952
9163Until The Real Thing Comes Along
9165Moody's Theme
Dave Burns (trumpet) Donald Cole, Bennie Green (trombone) James Moody (tenor, alto sax) Numa Moore (baritone sax) Sadik Hakim (piano) unknown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals -1)
NYC, June 15, 1953
1. 9464The James Moody Story
2. 9465And Now Moody Speaks

MG 26005   Sarah Vaughan - Images

John Malachi (piano) Joe Benjamin (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Sarah Vaughan (vocals)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 2, 1954
10413Lover Man
10414Shulie A Bop
10415Polka Dots And Moonbeams
10416Body And Soul
10417They Can't Take That Away From Me
10418Prelude To A Kiss
10419You Hit The Spot
10420If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)

MG 26006   Ben Webster - The Big Tenor

Orvill Minor (trumpet) Fats Dennis, Clifford Jenkins, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jay McShann (piano) Gene Griddins (guitar) Pee Wee Crayton (guitar, vocals) Lloyd Anderson (bass) Cooky Jackson (drums)
Kansas City, KS, December 19, 1951
4619-2The Duke And The Brute
Maynard Ferguson (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Gerald Wiggins (piano) John Kirby (bass) George Jenkins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 27, 1951
4720-2Randle's Island (aka Randall's Island)
4721-3Old Folks
4722-1King's Riff
4723-2You're My Thrill
Don Elliott (trumpet, mellophone) Eddie Bert (trombone) Sam Rubinowitch (alto sax, piccolo) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Sidney Brown (baritone sax) Billy Taylor (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Johnny Richards (arranger)
NYC, January 23, 1953
9456-8Hoot
9457-5Pouting
9458-4The Iron Hat
** part of EmArcy (J) 175J-3/4.

MG 26007   Beryl Booker - A Girl Met A Piano

Don Elliott (mellophone, vibes) Budd Johnson (tenor, baritone sax) Beryl Booker (piano, vocals) Slam Stewart (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
NYC, January 3, 1952
4727You Better Go Now
Beryl Booker (piano) John Collins (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, March 13, 1952
4975Let's Fall In Love
4976Darn That Dream
4977-5Remember Me
4978But Beautiful
4979Stay As Sweet As You Are
4980-5Love Is The Thing
4982When A Woman Loves A Man
** also issued on EmArcy (J) 195J-10102 entitled "A Girl Met A Piano + 2".

MG 26008   Phil Napoleon's Emperors Of Jazz - Dixieland Classics, Vol. 1

Phil Napoleon (trumpet) Lou McGarity (trombone) Joe Dixon (clarinet) Frank Signorelli (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Felix Giobbe (bass) Tony Spargo (drums)
NYC, April 10, 1946
SWFD10-1At The Jazz Band Ball
SWFD10-2Clarinet Marmalade
SWFD10-3Little Emperor Blues
SWFD10-4Muskrat Ramble
Phil Napoleon (trumpet) Lou McGarity (trombone) Peanuts Hucko (clarinet) Frank Signorelli (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Felix Giobbe (bass) Tony Spargo (drums)
NYC, April 12, 1946
SWFD12-5Fidgety Feet
SWFD12-6Nobody's Sweetheart
SWFD12-7Royal Garden Blues
SWFD12-8Tigar Rag
** reissue of Mercury MG 25078.

MG 26009   Phil Napoleon's Emperors Of Jazz - Dixieland Classics, Vol. 2

Phil Napoleon (trumpet) Vernon Brown (trombone) Sal Franzella (clarinet) Frank Signorelli (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Felix Giobbe (bass) Tony Spargo (drums -1/3, drums, vocals -4)
NYC, April 16, 1946
1. SWFE16-15Sensation Rag
2. SWFE16-16Livery Stable Blues
3. SWFE16-17That's A Plenty
4. SWFE16-18Sister Kate
Phil Napoleon (trumpet) Vernon Brown (trombone) Sal Franzella (clarinet) Frank Signorelli (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Felix Giobbe (bass) Tony Spargo (drums)
NYC, April 17, 1946
SWFE17-19Satanic Blues
SWFE17-20I'll Never Be The Same
SWFE17-21South Rampart Street Parade
SWFE17-22Bugle Call Rag
** reissue of Mercury MG 25079.

MG 26010   Josh White - Strange Fruit

Josh White (vocals, guitar)
NYC, 1941
QB1688Bad Housing Blues
QB1689Hard Time Blues
QB1691Southern Exposure
QB1692Jim Crow Train (aka Jim Crow Blues)
same personnel
NYC, 1941-1942
KJW9Evil Hearted Man
KJW10John Henry
KJW11House Of The Rising Sun
KJW12Strange Fruit
** reissue of Mercury MG 25014.

MG 26011   Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) George Brunis (trombone) Darnell Howard (clarinet) Floyd Bean (piano) Truck Parham (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
Chicago, IL, March 27, 1950
3373Dixie Flyer
3374Lazy Piano Man
3375Sweet Georgia Brown
3376Feather Brain
Muggsy Spanier (cornet) Harry Graves (trombone) Darnell Howard (clarinet) Floyd Bean (piano) Truck Parham (bass) Don Chester (drums)
Chicago, IL, August 10, 1950
3675Home
3676It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary
3677Caution Blues
3678Alabama Jubilee
** reissue of Mercury MG 25095.

MG 26012   Basin Street Six

George Girard (trumpet) Joe Rotis (trombone) Pete Fountain (clarinet) Roy Zimmerman (piano) Bunny Franks (bass) Charlie Duke (drums)
Chicago, IL, September 19, 1951
4211That's A Plenty
4212Tin Roof Blues
4213Muskrat Ramble
4214Farewell Blues
4215When It's Sleepy Time Down South
4216Lazy River
4217Basin Street Stomp
4218Margie
** reissue of Mercury MG 25111.

MG 26013   Coleman Hawkins - Bean

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, January 31, 1944
KHL9-3I Only Have Eyes For You
KHL10-2'S Wonderful
KHL11-1I'm In The Mood For Love
KHL12-3"Bean" At The Met
Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) John Kirby (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
NYC, May 29, 1944
HL33-2Make Believe
HL35-1Just One Of Those Things
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, October 17, 1944
HL66-3Beyond The Blue Horizon
HL67-4A Shanty In Old Shanty Town

MG 26014   Art Hodes - Jazz Chicago Style

Byrne "Muggsy" Dawson (cornet) Floyd O'Brien (trombone) Jimmy Granato (clarinet) Art Hodes (piano) Earl Murphy (bass -1/6,8, bass, vocals -7) Hap Gormley (drums)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, April 19, 1954
1. 10626Mr. Piano Man
2. 10627Stuff And Nonsense
3. 10628Grandpa's Spells
4. 10629When Jimmy Yancey Was A Young Man
5. 10630Sweet Georgia Brown
6. 10631Wait For Me
7. 10632Four Or Five Times
8. 10633Blues Keep Callin'
** also issued on Mercury MG 20185.

MG 26015   Various Artists - Holiday In Trumpet

Roy Eldridge, Joe Thomas (trumpet) Emmett Berry, Jonny Guarnieri (piano) Israel Crosby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, January 24, 1944
HL5-1Don't Be That Way
HL6-1I Want To Be Happy
HL7-4Fiesta In Brass
HL8-1St. Louis Blues
Jonah Jones (trumpet) Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibes) Hilton Jefferson (alto sax) Buster Harding (piano, arranger) Milt Hinton (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, September 20, 1944
HL53-2Lust For Licks
HL54-3Just Likes A Butterfly
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Billy Taylor (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, October 18, 1944
HL68-2My Man
HL69-1El Salon De Gutbucket
Joe Thomas (trumpet) Tyree Glenn (trombone) Hilton Jefferson (alto sax) Jerry Jerome (tenor sax) Bernie Leighton (piano) Hy White (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass) Lee Abrams (drums)
NYC, August 16, 1946
HL166-2Black Butterfly
** reissue of Mercury MG 25074 entitled "Hot Trumpet Ensembles".

MG 26016   Erroll Garner - Garnering

Erroll Garner (piano) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
NYC, September 8, 1949
1016-a2 | 10345Deep Purple
Erroll Garner (piano) John Simmons (bass) Doc West (drums)
NYC, April 12, 1950
1252 | 10346Bonnie Boy
1253 | 10347Tippin' Out With Erroll
1254 | 10348Relaxin' At Sugar Ray's
1256 | 10349Minor With The Trio
1257 | 10390No Noon
1258 | 10391Cologne
1259 | 10392Lazy River

MG 26017   Maynard Ferguson's Hollywood Party

Maynard Ferguson (trumpet, valve trombone) Bud Shank (alto sax, flute) Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 22, 1954
10340Somebody Loves Me
10343-1Night Letter
** also issued on EmArcy MG 36046. EmArcy (J) 195J-10087 entitled "Maynard Ferguson's Hollywood Party + 1".

MG 26018   Johnny Guarnieri, Bernie Leighton - Piano Stylings

Joe Thomas (trumpet) Barney Bigard (clarinet) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, February 5, 1945
HL82-1Rose Room
HL84-4Coquette
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, August 17, 1945
HL105-4Why Do I Love You
HL106-4All My Life
Bernie Leighton (piano) Hy White (guitar) Trigger Alpert (bass) Dave Tough (drums)
NYC, August 9, 1946
HL159-1Beyond The Moon
HL160-2Have You Met Miss Jones
HL161-2I See Your Face Before Me
HL163-2Things Are Looking Up
** reissue of Mercury MG 25068 entitled "Bernie Leighton, Johnny Guarnieri - Piano Contrasts".

MG 26019   Various Artists - Holiday In Trombone

Vic Dickenson, Bill Harris, Claude Jones, Benny Morton (trombone) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Al Hall (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
NYC, May 30, 1944
HL37-3Where Or When
HL38-1Lisa
HL39-5Once In A While
Joe Thomas (trumpet) Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals -1, trombone -2,3) Hank D'Amico (clarinet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Herman Chittison (piano) Billy Taylor (bass) George Wetling (drums)
NYC, December 12, 1944
1. HL72-4Home
2. HL73-3Too Marvelous For Words
3. HL75-1Somebody Loves Me

MG 26020   Bill DeArango - De Arango

John Williams (piano) Bill DeArango (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Art Mardigan (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, May 7, 1954
10526Alone Together
10527Gone With The Wind
10528All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
10529The Nearness Of You
10530The Gypsy In My Soul
10531Dancing On The Ceiling
10532Summertime
10533These Foolish Things
** also issued on EmArcy (J) 195J-10086 entitled "Bill DeArango, Art Mardigan - Renditions".

MG 26021   Lester Young, Paul Quinichette - Pres Meets Vice-Pres

Lester Young (tenor sax) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
NYC, December 28, 1943
HL1-2Just You, Just Me
HL2-2I Never Knew
HL3-2Afternoon Of A Basie-Ite
HL4-2Sometimes I'm Happy
Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Bill Doggett (organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 5, 1951
4247-6Cross Fire
4579-1Sandstone
4580Prevue
4581-5No Time

MG 26022   Paul Quinichette - The Vice "Pres"

Buck Clayton (trumpet -1/4) Dicky Wells (trombone -1/4) Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Count Basie (piano -1/4, organ -5,6) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Fulton Recording, NYC, January 30, 1952
1. 4815-6Shad Roe
2. 4816-5Paul's Bunion
3. 4817-3Crew Cut
4. 4818-6The Hook
5. 4819-7Samie
6. 4820-4I'll Always Be In Love With You
Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker (trombone) Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkin (alto sax) Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Bobby Tucker (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Al McKibbon (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, July, 1952
9348P.Q. Blues
9349Bot, Bot
** part of EmArcy (J) 175J-5/6.

MG 26023   Earl Hines, Count Basie - Jazz Royality

Joe Thomas (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Earl Hines (piano) Teddy Waters (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, February 22, 1944
HLK17-1Blue Moon
HLK18-6Father Co-Operates
HLK19-2Just One More Chance
HLK20-2Thru' For The Night (aka Through For The Night)
Buck Clayton (trumpet -1,2,4) Dicky Wells (trombone -1,2,4) Lester Young (tenor sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Rodney Richardson (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 22, 1944
1. HL21-2After Theatre Jump
2. HL22-3Six Cats And A Prince
3. HL23-1Lester Leaps Again (aka Lester Leaps In)
4. HL24-2Destination K.C.

MG 26024   Maynard Ferguson - Dimensions

Maynard Ferguson (trumpet, valve trombone) Herbie Harper (trombone) Bud Shank (alto sax, flute) Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Bob Gordon (baritone sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Willie Maiden (arranger)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 1954
10332Maiden Voyage
10333Thou Swell
10334The Way You Look Tonight
10335All God's Children Got Rhythm
10336Willie Nillie
same personnel
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 1954
10337Hymn To Her
10338Lonely Town
10339Over The Rainbow

MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC53-1Lonesome Lover Blues
Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor sax) Teddy Cypron (baritone sax) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC64It Ain't Like That
same personnel
NYC, October, 1945
NSC71All I Sing Is Blues
NSC72Long, Long Journey
Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, February, 1946
NSC114Blue
NSC117Tell Me Pretty Baby
Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (trumpet) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 1946
NSC167Jelly Jelly
Ray Linn (trumpet) Gerald Vlentine (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto sax) Wardell Gray (tenor sax) Warren Bracken (piano) unknown (guitar) Shifty Henry (bass) Tim Kennedy (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone)
Los Angeles, CA, April 21, 1947
NSC260She's Got The Blues For Sale

MG 26026   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax

Tab Smith (alto sax, arranger) Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
NYC, May 24, 1944
HL29-2On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) John Kirby (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
NYC, May 29, 1944
HL34-2Don't Blame Me
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, October 17, 1944
HL65-1Under A Blanket Of Blue
Shorty Rogers (trumpet) Vernon Brown (trombone) Aaron Sachs (clarinet) Don Byas (tenor sax) Bill Rowland (piano) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, February 2, 1945
HL81-3They Didn't Believe Me
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto sax) Corky Corcoran (tenor sax) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Allan Reuss (guitar) Ed Mihelich (bass) Nick Fatool (drums) Johnny Thompson (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 1945
HL96-5You Know It
Joe Thomas (trumpet) Ted Nash (tenor sax) Geoff Clarkson (piano) Trigger Alpert (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, January 25, 1946
HL120-3Wick's Kicks
Babe Russin (tenor sax) Tommy Todd (piano) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Jud De Naut (bass) Jackie Mills (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 8, 1946
HL135Whitsett (aka 5054 Whitsett)
Clyde Hurley (trumpet) Heinie Beau (clarinet) Herbie Haymer (tenor sax) Tommy Todd (piano) Dave Barbour (guitar) Phil Stephens (bass) Nick Fatool (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 30, 1946
HL140China Boy

MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC54-3A Cottage For Sale
Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor sax) Teddy Cypron (baritone sax) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC62Prisoner Of Love
same personnel
NYC, October, 1945
NSC69I'm In The Mood For Love
Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (trumpet) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 1946
NSC165I Love The Loveliness Of You
NSC166In The Still Of The Night
add unidentified strings
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 6, 1946
NSC168My Silent Love
NSC169Time On My Hands
NSC170All The Things You Are

MG 26028   Charlie Ventura - F.Y.I.

Charlie Chavers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Charlie Ventura (soprano, tenor sax) Ralph Burns (piano) Bill DeArango (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Dave Tough (drums) Buddy Stewart (vocals)
NYC, March, 1947
NSC236Synthesis
NSC239Stop And Go
Kai Winding (trombone) Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Lou Stein (piano) Bob Carter (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Buddy Stewart (vocals)
NYC, September 11, 1947
NSC265Pennies From Heaven
Norman Faye (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) Charlie Ventura (tenor, baritone sax) Ben Ventura (baritone sax) Roy Kral (piano, vocals) Gus Cole (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Jackie Cain (vocals)
Chicago, IL, October, 1948
C-113 | NSC380If I Had You
C-115 | NSC381Euphoria
NSC383F.Y.I.
NSC389I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
NSC390Gone With The Wind

MG 26029   Arnold Ross, Lennie Tristano - Holiday In Piano

Benny Carter (alto sax) Arnold Ross (piano) Allan Reuss (guitar) Artie Bernstein (bass) Nick Fatool (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April, 1946
HL145-4The Moon Is Low
HL146-1Stairway To The Stars
HL147-4Bye Bye Blues
HL148-1I Don't Know Why I Love You, Like I Do
Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass)
NYC, October 8, 1946
HL176-3Out On A Limb
HL177-2I Can't Get Started
HL178-3I Surrender, Dear
HL179-1Interlude

MG 26030   Blakey Featuring Art Blakey

Joe Gordon (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Bernie Griggs (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, May 20, 1954
10542Minority
10543Salute To Birdland
10544Eleanor
10545Futurity
10546Simplicity
10547Strictly Romantic
10548Hello
10549May Rah
** also issued on EmArcy (J) 195J-10085, (J) EJD 3075 entitled "The Complete Art Blakey On EmArcy".
** part of Verve 314 538 634-2.

MG 26031   Gene Ammons - With Or Without

Gail Brockman (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) James Craig (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Chuck Williams (drums) George Stone (arranger)
Chicago, IL, June 19, 1947
848Concentration
9677Red Top (vocal overdub)
850-1Idaho
Gail Brockman (trumpet) Ernest McDonald (alto, baritone sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals -2) George Stone (arranger)
Chicago, IL, October 23, 1947
1. 1133-2McDougal's Sprout
2. 1134-2Hold That Money
3. 1135-2Shermanski
4. 1136-1Harold The Fox
Gail Brockman (trumpet) John "Flaps" Dungee (alto, baritone sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals) A.K. Salim (arranger)
Chicago, IL, December 1, 1947
1332-1Jeet Jet

MG 26032   Dinah Washington - After Hours With Miss "D"

Clark Terry (trumpet) Gus Chappel (trombone) Rick Henderson (alto sax) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Keter Betts (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, June 15, 1954
10618-9I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
10619-11A Foggy Day
10620-4Bye Bye Blues
10621-5Blue Skies (edited version)

MG 26033   Mary Lou Williams - Mary Lou

Mary Lou Williams (piano) Alvin "Buddy" Banks (bass) Jean-Louis Viale (drums)
Paris, France, January 14, 1954
19904 | 10605Tire, Tire L'aiguille
19905 | 10602Lover
19906 | 10601En Cen Temps-La
19907 | 10606Autumn In New York
19908 | 10599Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
19909 | 10604Nicole
19910 | 10603Carioca
19911 | 10600There's A Small Hotel

MG 26034   Big Bill Broonzy - Folk Blues

Ernest "Big" Crawford (bass) Big Bill Broonzy (vocals, guitar)
Chicago, IL, December 10, 1951
4649John Henry
4650Crawdad
4651Bill Bailey
4652Make Me Get Away
4653Blue Tail Fly
4654Backwater Blues
4655In The Evening
4656Trouble In Mind

MG 26035   Paul Quinichette - Sequel

Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Count Basie (organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Fulton Recording, NYC, January 30, 1952
4821-2Sequel
Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker (trombone) Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkin (alto sax) Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Bobby Tucker (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, July, 1952
9346Bustin' Suds
9347Let's Make It
Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Marlowe Morris (organ) Jerome Darr (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Les Erskine (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January, 1953
9452-8Galoshes And Rubbers
9453-9People Will Say We're In Love
9454-9Rose Of Birdland
9455-4No Parking
Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Jimmy Jones or John Williams (piano) Jerome Darr (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, July, 1954
10590Sunday
** part of EmArcy (J) 175J-5/6.

MG 26036   Le Most Featuring Bernard Peiffer

Roger Guerin (trumpet) Bobby Jaspar, Bib Monville (tenor sax) Bernard Peiffer (piano) Jean-Marie Ingrand (bass) Baptiste "Mac-Kac" Reilles (drums)
Paris, France, January 14, 1954
10591I Want To Be Happy
10592Paris, Je T'aime
10593Pinocchio
10594Who Is Me
10595Frozen Feet
10596There's A Small Hotel
10597Strip Tease
10598Don't Touch The Grisbi

MG 26037   Lionel Hampton - Hamp In Paris

Milton "Mezz" Mezzrow (clarinet -1,2,4) Lionel Hampton (vibes -1,2,4, vibes, piano -3) Andre Persiany (piano) Alvin "Buddy" Banks (bass) Curley Hamner (drums -1/3) Kansas Fields (drums -4)
Paris, France, November 30, 1953
1. 19665 | 10610Wallin' Panassie
2. 19666 | 10608Sweet Lorraine
3. 19669 | 10607Mister Fedor
4. 19670 | 10609Blues For The Hot Club De France

MG 26038   Lionel Hampton - Crazy Hamp

Milton "Mezz" Mezzrow (clarinet) Lionel Hampton (vibes -1,2, drums -3, vibes, xylophone, timbales -4) Andre Persiany (piano) Alvin "Buddy" Banks (bass) Curley Hamner (drums -1,2,4) Kansas Fields (drums -4)
Paris, France, November 30, 1953
1. 19663 | 10614Elmar The Stockbroker
2. 19664 | 10613Serenade To Nicole's Mink Coat
3. 19667 | 10611Crazy Hamp
4. 19668 | 10612Mezz And The Hamp

MG 26039   Ake Persson - Swedish Modern

Ake Persson (trombone) Gunnar Bjorksten (tenor sax -2/4) Bengt Hallberg (piano) Gunnar Johnson (bass) Kenneth Fagerlund (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, March 3, 1954
1. mr637 | 10615On With The Dance
2. mr638 | 10616Lili
3. mr639 | 10617Stella By Starlight
4. 10622Penta

MG 26040   James Moody - Moodsville

Dave Burns (trumpet) Donald Cole (trombone) James Moody (tenor, alto sax) Numa Moore (baritone sax) Sadik Hakim (piano) unknown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals -1)
NYC, May 21, 1952
1. 9164Hey Jim
2. 9166My Ideal
Dave Burns (trumpet) unknown (trombone) James Moody (tenor, alto sax) Numa Moore (baritone sax) Sadik Hakim (piano) unknown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums)
NYC, June 6, 1952
4811The Bite
4812Poor Butterfly
4814St. Louis Blues
Dave Burns (trumpet) Donald Cole, Bennie Green (trombone) James Moody (tenor, alto sax) Numa Moore (baritone sax) Sadik Hakim (piano) unknown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums)
NYC, June 15, 1953
9466Feelin' Low
9467Wail Bait

MG 26041   Lars Gullin Quartet

Lars Gullin (baritone sax) Rolf Berg (guitar) George Riedel (bass) Robert Edman (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, May 25, 1954
mr700 | 10584Danny's Dream
mr701 | 10585Be Careful
mr702 | 10582Igloo
mr703 | 10583Circus
** part of EmArcy MG 36054.

MG 26042   Erroll Garner - Gone With Garner

Erroll Garner (piano)
NYC, December 5, 1945
159-2I've Got You Under My Skin
166-2Bouncing With Me
167High Octane
168From C To C
Erroll Garner (piano) Red Callender (bass) Nick Fatool (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 9, 1946
332-1Full Moon And Empty Arms
333-1/2Frantonality
334-1If I Loved You
Erroll Garner (piano) Red Callender (bass) Lou Singer (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 14, 1946
452-1Don't Blame Me
** reissue of Mercury MG 25157.

MG 26043   Clifford Brown And Max Roach

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 1954
10856-2Delilah
10858-2Parisian Thoroughfare
same personnel
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1954
10859-3Jordu (edited version)
same personnel
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 1954
10877-4Joy Spring
10880Daahoud

MG 26044   Lars Gullin - Gullin's Garden

Ake Persson (trombone) Putte Wickman (clarinet) Bjarne Nerem (tenor sax) Lars Gullin (baritone sax) Bengt Hallberg (piano) George Riedel (bass) Robert Edman (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, June 3, 1954
mr704 | 10581Primula Veris (as Cowslip)
mr705 | 10578Laburnum Vulgare (as Laburnum)
mr706 | 10579Lotus Corniculatus (as Cat-In-Clover)
mr707 | 10580Golium Verum (as Cheese-Renett)
** part of EmArcy MG 36054.

MG 26045   Herb Geller Plays

Herb Geller (alto sax) Lorraine Geller (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 1954
10873Happy Go Lucky
10874You Stepped Out Of A Dream
10875Kahagoon
10876Breaking Through The Sound Barrier
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
10881A Room With A View
10882Sleigh Ride
10883Silver Rain
10884Alone Together

MG 26046   Introducing Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Jimmy Schenck (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 3, 1954
10952Grasshopper
10953Flash Gordon
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 8, 1954
10949Toll Bridge
10950Lady Bob

MG 26047   John Williams

John Williams (piano) Bill Anthony (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, July, 1954
10623I'll Take The Low Road
10624Clear Out Of This World
10625Railroad Jack
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, August 13, 1954
10889For Heaven's Sake
10890Williams Tell
10891Be Careful It's My Heart
10892Blue Mirror
10893Somewhere In The Night
** part of EmArcy (J) 175J-7/8.

MG 26048   Roy Haynes - Busman's Holiday

Ake Persson (trombone -1,2) Bjarne Nerem (tenor sax -1/3) Sahib Shihab as Ed Gregory (baritone, alto sax -1/3) Adrian Acea (piano) Joe Benjamin (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, October 3, 1954
1. mr757 | 11422Little Leona
2. mr758 | 11423Miss Mopsy
3. mr759 | 11424He's Gone Again
4. mr760 | 11425Hagnes