Verve Records Catalog: VSP-Verve series

VSP-Verve series (12 inch LP)

VSP 1   Woody Herman And The First Herd At Carnegie Hall

Sonny Berman, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Marky Markowitz, Shorty Rogers (trumpet) Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, Ralph Pfeffner (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto sax, vocals) John LaPorta, Sam Marowitz (alto sax) Mickey Folus, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Sam Rubinowitch (baritone sax) Red Norvo (vibes) Tony Aless (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Don Lamond (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, March 25, 1946
Bijou
Sweet And Lovely
Blowin' Up A Storm
Your Father's Moustache
Everywhere
Mean To Me
Red Top
Panacea

VSP 2   Stan Getz - Eloquence

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Bob Whitlock (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 1954
1496-6I Hadn't Anyone Till You
Stan Getz (tenor sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes) Lou Levy (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1955
2368-6Cherokee
2371-1Jumpin' At The Woodside
Harry Edison (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, August 1, 1957
21219-2Ballad Medley: It Never Entered My Mind / Lush Life / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Makin' Whoopee
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 1957
21613-5Blues For Janet
21618-4Soft Winds
Stan Getz (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
"Opera House", Chicago, IL, October 19, 1957
62VK457It Never Entered My Mind

VSP 3   Johnny Hodges And All The Duke's Men

Roy Eldridge (trumpet -3) Vic Dickenson (trombone -3) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax -3) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
NYC, April 5, 1958
1. 22158-1I Didn't Now About You
2. 22159-3Satin Doll
3. 22162-5Saturday Afternoon Blues
Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens (trumpet) Howard McGhee (trumpet -4) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Quentin Jackson (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Jimmy Jones (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums) Billy Strayhorn (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 11, 1961
1. 61VK573I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
2. 61VK575Don't Get Around Much Anymore
3. 61VK576Jeep's Blues
4. 61VK577Azure
5. 61VK578The Gal From Joe's
Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens (trumpet) Harold Baker (trumpet -1) Howard McGhee (trumpet -2) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Quentin Jackson (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Jimmy Jones (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums) Billy Strayhorn (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 12, 1961
1. 61VK580Day Dream
2. 61VK584I'm Just A Lucky So And So

VSP 4   Gene Krupa - That Drummer's Band

Joe Ferrante, Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (trumpet) Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Jimmy Cleveland, J.J. Johnson, Fred Ohms, Kai Winding (trombone) Aaron Sachs (clarinet, tenor sax) Sam Marowitz (alto sax) Hal McKusick (alto sax, clarinet) Eddie Shu (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Dave McKenna (piano) John Drew (bass) Gene Krupa (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) Manny Albam, Billy Byers, Quincy Jones, Nat Pierce (arranger)
NYC, February, 1956
2760-2 | 62VK214Boogie Blues
2762-2That's What You Think
2764-6 | 63VK628Let Me Off Uptown
2767-3Rockin' Chair
2768-4Leave Us Leap
2769-7After You've Gone
2770-5Wire Brush Stomp
Al DeRisi, Mark Markowitz, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Al Stewart (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Willie Dennis, Urbie Green, Kai Winding (trombone) unknown (tuba) Sam Marowitz, Phil Woods (alto sax) Frank Socolow, Eddie Wasserman (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Jimmy Gannon (bass) Gene Krupa (drums) Gerry Mulligan (arranger, conductor)
Fine Recording, NYC, October 21 & 22, 1958
22529-3How High The Moon
22530-3 | 62VK230 | 63VK633Disc Jockey Jump
22531-3If You Were The Only Girl In The World

VSP 5   Billie Holiday - Lady

Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto, tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1955
2447-1I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
2448-3What's New
Mal Waldron (piano) Joe Benjamin (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, evening, July 6, 1957
Lover Come Back To Me
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Harry Edison (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Gene Quill (alto sax) Janet Putnam (harp) Hank Jones (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) unidentified string quartet
NYC, March 4, 1959
59XY439When It's Sleepy Time Down South

VSP 6   Gerry Mulligan - Gerry's Time

Harry Edison (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, August 1, 1957
21216-1When Your Lover Has Gone
21217-1Candy
21218-1Woody'n You
21219-2Ballad Medley: It Never Entered My Mind / Lush Life / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Makin' Whoopee

VSP 7   Dizzy Gillespie - Night In Tunisia

Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Leon Comegys, J.J. Johnson, George Mathews (trombone) George Dorsey, Hilton Jefferson (alto sax) Hank Mobley, Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney, Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Candido, Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Chico O'Farrill (arranger)
NYC, May 24, 1954
1711-4Manteca Theme
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Gilbert Valdez (flute) Rene Hernandez (piano) Robert Rodriguez (bass) Candido, Jose Mangual, Ralph Miranda, Ubaldo Nieto (percussion)
NYC, June 3, 1954
1738-10A Night In Tunisia
Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick (trumpet) Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (trombone) Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods (alto sax) Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins (tenor sax) Marty Flax (baritone sax) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, June 6, 1956
2846-2Cool Breeze
Talib Daawud, Lee Morgan, Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick (trumpet) Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, arranger) Al Grey, Rod Levitt (trombone) Melba Liston (trombone, arranger) Ernie Henry, Jimmy Powell (alto sax) Billy Mitchell (tenor sax) Benny Golson (tenor sax, arranger) Billy Root (baritone sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul West (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, April 7, 1957
20828-5Jordu
20832-16Tangerine
same personnel
NYC, April 8, 1957
20837-9Whisper Not
Talib Daawud, Lee Morgan, Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick (trumpet) Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Chuck Connors, Al Grey, Melba Liston (trombone) Ernie Henry, Jimmy Powell (alto sax) Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell (tenor sax) Pee Wee Moore (baritone sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul West (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, evening, July 6, 1957
I Remember Clifford

VSP 8   Herbie Mann - Bongo, Conga And Flute

Herbie Mann (flute, tenor sax) Johnny Rae (vibes, timbales) Knobby Totah (bass) Santo Miranda (drums) Jose Mangual, Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas, bongos, maracas)
"Basin Street East", NYC, June 30, 1959
22854Cuban Potatoe Chips
22855Come On Mule
Leo Ball, Jerry Kail, Ziggy Schatz (trumpet) Herbie Mann (flute) Johnny Rae (vibes) Knobby Totah (bass) Rudy Collins (drums) Ray Barretto (congas) Ray Mantilla, Michael Olatunji (percussion)
NYC, May 5, 1960
26703Fife' N' Tambourine Corps
Leo Ball, Jerry Kail, Ziggy Schatz (trumpet) Herbie Mann (flute) Johnny Rae (vibes) Knobby Totah (bass) Rudy Collins (drums) Ray Barretto, Ray Mantilla, Michael Olatunji (percussion)
NYC, July 26, 1960
26758You Stepped Out Of A Dream
26759I'll Remember April

VSP 9   George Shearing - Classic George

no details

VSP 10   Cannonball Adderley, Ray Brown - Two For The Blues

Nat Adderley, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Melba Liston, Britt Woodman (trombone) Cannonball Adderley, Earl Warren (alto sax) Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell (tenor sax) Yusef Lateef (tenor sax, flute) Jerome Richardson (baritone sax, flute) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (cello) Sam Jones (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, January 22, 1962
62VK260My One And Only Love
62VK264Two For The Blues
62VK266Baubles, Bangles And Beads
Nat Adderley, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Melba Liston, Britt Woodman (trombone) Cannonball Adderley, Earl Warren (alto sax) Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell (tenor sax) Yusef Lateef (tenor sax, flute) Jerome Richardson (baritone sax, flute) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, January 23, 1962
62VK258Work Song
62VK259It Happened In Monterey
62VK261Tricotism
62VK262Thumbstring
62VK263Cannon Bilt
62VK265Day In, Day Out
** reissue of Verve V/V6 8444 entitled "Ray Brown, Cannonball Adderley - Ray Brown With The All Star Big Band".

VSP 11   Oscar Peterson - Stage Right

Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 13, 1952
C Jam Blues
62VK202/203Tenderly, Part 1 & 2
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
"Opera House", Chicago, IL, October 2, 1955
Anything Goes
Baby, Baby All The Time
Budo
Easy Does It

VSP 12   Count Basie - Inside Outside

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet, arranger) Quincy Jones (trumpet, arranger -1, arranger -2,3) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute, arranger) Frank Foster (tenor sax, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, January 5, 1956
1. 2629-1Big Red
2. 2631-5Blues Inside Out
3. 2635-3Stompin' And Jumpin'
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet, arranger) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Foster (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, June 27, 1956
2912-2 | 62VK450Basie's Back In Town
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Roy Eldridge (trumpet -2) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Foster, Lester Young (tenor sax) Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax -2) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, evening, July 7, 1957
1.Polka Dots And Moonbeams
2.One O'Clock Jump (theme)

VSP 13   Various Artists - Piano Modern

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, circa February, 1949
2199-1 | 244-1 | 62VK234Cherokee
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1952
706-1Stompin' At The Savoy
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Clifton "Skeeter" Best (guitar) Percy Heath (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1956
2655-1Blues For The Bird
Art Tatum (piano) Red Callender (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 27, 1956
2672-1I'll Never Be The Same
2676-2 | 62VK467Trio Blues
Steve Lacy (soprano sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Dennis Charles (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, afternoon, July 6, 1957
Johnny Come Lately

VSP 14   Nat Cole At The Jazz At The Philharmonic #1

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor sax) 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
455V17 | 251Blues, Part 1
456V18 | 252Blues, Part 2
457V19 | 253Blues, Part 3
Shorty Sherock (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor sax) 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) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor sax) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Red Callender, Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
JP5 | 115Bugle Call Rag

VSP 15   The JATP All Stars - How High The Moon

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone) Willie Smith (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) 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
Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 27, 1947
198/199I Surrender, Dear
Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Opera House", Chicago, IL, October 2, 1955
The Ballad Medley

VSP 16   The JATP All Stars - Perdido

Shorty Sherock (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor sax) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Red Callender, Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1944
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
Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) 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
2447/2449 | 192/194Mordido, Part 1
2450/2452 | 195/197Mordido, Part 2

VSP 17   Various Artists - The Art Of The Ballad

Bennie Green, J.J. Johnson (trombone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Al Haig (piano) John Collins (guitar) Nelson Boyd (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, August 29, 1949
279-6 | 63VK638There's A Small Hotel
Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1951
499-5Pastel
Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, October 29, 1954
2024-1 | 62VK447I Can't Get Started With You
Don Ferrara (trumpet) Lee Konitz (alto sax) Sal Mosca (piano) Peter Ind (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, May 12, 1957
20969-2Stairway To The Stars
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Stan Getz, Paul Gonsalves, Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, June 26, 1957
21047-2Ballad Medley: I'm Through With Love / Without A Word Of Warning / Sweet Lorraine / Love Walked In / September Song
Art Farmer (trumpet) Harold Ashby, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Jones (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Dave Bailey (drums)
NYC, July, 1958
22320-6When I Fall In Love

VSP 18   Modern Jazz Ensemble - Little David's Fugue

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Gunther Schuller (French horn) Jim Poole (flute) Manny Ziegler (bassoon) Tony Scott (clarinet -1,2) Aaron Sachs (clarinet -3/5) Stan Getz (tenor sax -1,2) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax -3/5) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
NYC, March 14, 1955
1. 5000-6The Queen's Fancy
2. 5001-4Midsommer
3. 5002Sun Dance
4. 5003Django
5. 5004Little David's Fugue
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1040 entitled "The Modern Jazz Society".

VSP 19   Chico O'Farrill, Machito - Soul Source

Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Harry Edison, Al Stewart, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) unknown (clarinet) Gene Johnson, Charlie Parker, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Sol Rabinowitz (tenor, baritone sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) 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
Mario Bauza, Doug Mettome, Jimmy Nottingham, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (trumpet) Eddie Bert, Vern Friley, Fred Zito (trombone) George Berg, Lenny Hambro, Ben Harrod (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Eddie Wasserman (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Candido, Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Chico O'Farrill (arranger, conductor)
NYC, January 21, 1951
468-2The Second Afro Cuban Jazz Suite: Part 1 - Introductory
471-6The Second Afro Cuban Jazz Suite: Part 5 - Concion Antigua

VSP 20   The Incomparable Pairing Of Blues And Johnny Hodges - Alto Blues

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
NYC, April 5, 1958
22154-1Blues-A-Plenty
22155-3Cool Your Motor
22157-2Honey Hill
22162-5Saturday Afternoon Blues
Roy Eldridge, Ray Nance (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
NYC, September 10, 1958
22450-4Not So Dukish
22452-1Preacher Blues

VSP 21   Herbie Mann - Big Band Mann

Herbie Mann (flute) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Buddy Clark (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) unidentified strings, Frank DeVol (director)
Los Angeles, CA, August, 1957
21255-5Moonlight In Vermont
21258-8 | 63VK325Stardust
Herbie Mann (flute) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Buddy Clark (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
21259-12Let's Dance
21261-7St. Louis Blues
Herbie Mann (flute) Laurindo Almeida, Tony Rizzi (guitar) Tony Reyes (bass) Milt Holland (drums) Frank "Chico" Guerrero (congas)
21263-6 | 63VK322Frenesi
21265-2A | 63VK326Peanut Vendor
Herbie Mann (flute, tenor sax, bass clarinet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Pete Jolly (piano, accordion) Victor Feldman (piano, vibes) Barney Kessel (guitar) Scott LaFaro (bass) Frank DeVito (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 4, 1958
22201-3Satin Doll
Herbie Mann (flute, tenor sax) Johnny Rae (vibes, timbales) Knobby Totah (bass) Santo Miranda (drums) Jose Mangual, Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas, bongos, maracas)
"Basin Street East", NYC, June 30, 1959
22857Caravan

VSP 22   Stan Getz - Another Time, Another Place

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Bob Whitlock (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 1954
1495-1With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
Stan Getz (tenor sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes) Lou Levy (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1955
2370-1Ballad Medley
2373-1Gladys
Conte Candoli (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Lou Levy (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1955
2428-2East Of The Sun
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 1957
21617-1Blues For Junior

VSP 23   Charlie Parker - Bird Wings

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor sax) 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
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 18, 1949
385 | 62VK228Lester Leaps In, Part 1
386 | 62VK229Lester Leaps In, Part 2
387Lester Leaps In, Part 3
388Embraceable You, Part 1
389Embraceable You, Part 2
390Embraceable You, Part 3
391The Closer, Part 1
392The Closer, Part 2
393The Closer, Part 3

VSP 24   Various Artists - The Jazz Round

Lester Young (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 13, 1956
2659-1Taking A Chance On Love
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet, arranger) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Foster (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams (vocals)
NYC, June 25, 1956
2900-4April In Paris
Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Milton Hinton (bass) Specs Powell (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, evening, July 6, 1957
63VK559Sweet Georgia Brown
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Foster, Lester Young (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, evening, July 7, 1957
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, July 23, 1957
21138-1 | 63VK651Stompin' At The Savoy
Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Chicago, IL, October 14, 1957
21718-5 | 63VK645Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love
Ben Webster (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
NYC, November 6, 1959
22989-6Sunday
Ben Webster (tenor sax) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 2, 1959
23009-2 | 63VK617Sunday

VSP 25   Nat Cole At The Jazz At The Philharmonic #2

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor sax) 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
D725 | 254Body And Soul, Part 1
D726 | 255Body And Soul, Part 2
D727 | 256Body And Soul, Part 3
D728 | 257Body And Soul, Part 4

VSP 26   Woody Herman's Woodchoppers And The First Herd Love At Carnegie Hall

Sonny Berman, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Marky Markowitz, Shorty Rogers (trumpet) Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, Ralph Pfeffner (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto sax, vocals) John LaPorta, Sam Marowitz (alto sax) Mickey Folus, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Sam Rubinowitch (baritone sax) Red Norvo (vibes) Tony Aless (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Don Lamond (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, March 25, 1946
Superman With A Horn
The Man I Love
Four Men On A Horse
The Good Earth
Hallelujah
Wildroot
Sonny Berman, Shorty Rogers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto sax, vocals) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Red Norvo (vibes) Tony Aless (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Don Lamond (drums)
Heads Up

VSP 27   Lester Young - Pres And His Cabinet

Lester Young (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, August 4, 1952
884-1Just You, Just Me
Harry Edison (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 1955
2532-1Mean To Me
2534-1Red Boy Blues
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Lester Young (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1956
2648-4Gigantic Blues
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Foster, Lester Young (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, evening, July 7, 1957
Lester Leaps In
Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor sax, clarinet) Hank Jones (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Mickey Sheen (drums)
Fine Recording, NYC, February 8, 1958
21932-9They Can't Take That Away From Me

VSP 28   Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge - Soul Mates

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
"Bushnell Memorial Auditorium", Hartford, CT, September 17, 1954
The Challenges
Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, October 29, 1954
2020-1The Ballad Medley
2022-1I've Found A New Baby
2025-6Limehouse Blues

VSP 29   Howard Roberts - The Movin' Man

Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Howard Roberts (guitar) Jules Bertaux (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 17, 1957
20585Jillsie
Bill Holman (tenor sax) Pete Jolly (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, 1959
22740When The Sun Comes Out
22741All The Things You Are
22743Relaxin' At Camarillo
22744Godchild
22746Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
22747The More I See You
22748Terpsichore

VSP 30   Nat "King" Cole, Lester Young, Buddy Rich - Giants 3

Lester Young (tenor sax) Nat King Cole (piano) Buddy Rich (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, March-April, 1946
348-1Back To The Land (edited version)
349-2I Cover The Waterfront
350-2Somebody Loves Me
351-1I've Found A New Baby
352-1The Man I Love
354-1 | 62VK226I Want To Be Happy
355-1 | 62VK471Mean To Me

VSP 31   Stan Getz Plays Blues

Harry Edison (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto sax) Stan Getz, Wardell Gray (tenor sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1953
1259-6Apple Jam
Harry Edison (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, August 1, 1957
21215-1 | 62VK232/233Chocolate Sundae, Part 1 & 2
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 1957
21614-1Big Red's Boogie Woogie
21615-1Tin Roof Blues
21619-1Pap's Blues

VSP 32   Sonny Rollins - Tenor Titan

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) Tommy Bryant (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1957
21846Sumphin'

VSP 33   Art Tatum - The Art Of Art

Art Tatum (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1953
1418-2The Man I Love
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1953
1460-1Stompin' At The Savoy
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1954
1609-1Indiana
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 1955
2196-1Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
2197-1 | 62VK445Moonlight On The Ganges
2198-1Moon Song
same personnel
"Hollywood Bowl", Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1956
Willow Weep For Me

VSP 34   The Jazz Legacy Of Bud Powell

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January-February, 1949
2174-5 | 242-5Tempus Fugit
Bud Powell (piano)
NYC, February-May, 1949
2406-1 | 245-1I'll Keep Loving You
same personnel
NYC, February, 1951
571-1Parisian Thoroughfare (aka Parisienne Thorofare)
Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, June 2, 1954
1728-1Buttercup
1729-3Fantasy In Blue
Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 16, 1954
2141-1'Round Midnight
Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 13, 1955
2162-1Mediocre
Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 25, 1955
2336-1Crazy Rhythm
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 13, 1956
4006-2Woody'n You
4010-1Be-Bop

VSP 35   Earl Hines - Life With Fatha

no details

VSP 36   Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus, Leonard Feather - Weary Blues

Henry "Red" Allen (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Sam Taylor (tenor sax) Al Williams (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Langston Hughes (narrator)
NYC, March 17, 1958
Blues Montage, Part 1, 2 & 3
Testament
Jimmy Knepper (trombone) Curtis Porter (tenor sax) Horace Parlan (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Kenny Dennis (drums) Langston Hughes (narrator)
NYC, March 18, 1958
Consider Me: The Stranger / Midnight Stroll / Backstage
Dream Montage: Weird Nightmare / Double G Train / Jump Monk
** reissue of MGM E 3697.

VSP 37   This Was Bud Powell

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January-February, 1949
2175-3 | 243-3Celia
same personnel
NYC, February-May, 1949
2408-3 | 247-3All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, February, 1950
342-2Get Happy
344-2Sweet Georgia Brown
Bud Powell (piano)
NYC, February, 1951
574-5Hallucinations (aka Budo)
Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 25, 1955
2335-2Willow Grove (aka Willow Groove)
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 27, 1955
2340-1Stairway To The Stars
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 13, 1956
4009-1I Didn't Know What Time It Was
4011-152nd Street Theme

VSP 38   Various Artists - The Art Of The Ballad #2

Harry Carney (baritone sax) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Fred Guy (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Sonny Greer (drums) unidentified strings, Duke Ellington (arranger)
NYC, 1949
2078Frustration
Tommy Mace (oboe) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Ted Bloom, Sam Kaplan, Stan Karpenia (violin) Dave Uchitel (viola) Bill Rundy (cello) Wallace McManus (harp) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 16, 1950
April In Paris
Benny Carter (alto sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) unidentified horns and strings, Joe Glover (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September 19, 1952
878-5'Round Midnight
Harry Betts, Nick DiMaio, Murray McEachern, Dick Noel, Tommy Pederson (trombone) Dick DeRisi (French horn) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Marty Berman, Jack Dumont, Herman Glunker, Jules Jacobs (woodwinds) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Bobby White (drums) unidentified strings, Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1954
2101-5I Want To Stay Here (aka Porgy)
Al Epstein aka Al Young (flute, alto sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Chet Amsterdam (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) unidentified strings, Ralph Burns (arranger, conductor)
NYC, September 9, 1955
2511-2Blue Moon
Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Horst Jankowski (piano) unidentified strings, Wolfram Rohrig (conductor) Russ Garcia (arranger)
Stuttgart, West Germany, November 18, 1958
25016Soon
Stan Getz (tenor sax) Blanchie Birdsong (harp) Dave Hildinger (vibes) Jan Johansson (piano) Freddy Dutton (bass) Sperie Karas (drums) unidentified strings, Russ Garcia (arranger, director)
Baden-Baden, West Germany, March, 1960
23177-2It Never Entered My Mind
Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor sax) unidentified orchestra, Ralph Burns (arranger, director)
NYC?, March 6 & 7, 1961
23507-2 | 61VK366Try A Little Tenderness

VSP 39   Cal Tjader (no information)

no details

VSP 40   Buddy Rich At JATP

Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 13, 1952
Perdido
Cottontail
Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich (drums)
The Drum Battle
Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Lionel Hampton (vibes) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Bushnell Memorial Auditorium", Hartford, CT, September 17, 1954
Flying Home
Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Opera House", Chicago, IL, October 2, 1955
Buddy Rich's Explosion

VSP 41   Lester Young At JATP

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto sax) Charlie Ventura, Lester Young (tenor sax) Mel Powell (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
411 | 266Crazy Rhythm, Part 1
412 | 267Crazy Rhythm, Part 2
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
Al Killan, Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (alto sax) Lester Young (tenor sax) Arnold Ross (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
243 | 262I Can't Get Started, Part 1
244 | 263I Can't Get Started, Part 2
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor sax) Kenny Kersey (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Embassy Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1946
1933 | 133Slow Drag, Part 1
1934 | 134Slow Drag, Part 2
628I Surrender, Dear, Part 1
629I Surrender, Dear, Part 2
630I Surrender, Dear, Part 3
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 18, 1949
385 | 62VK228Lester Leaps In, Part 1
386 | 62VK229Lester Leaps In, Part 2
387Lester Leaps In, Part 3

VSP 42   Oscar Peterson At JATP

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Bushnell Memorial Auditorium", Hartford, CT, September 17, 1954
Avalon
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Nuages
Love For Sale
Come To The Mardi Gras

VSP 43   Jazz At The Philharmonic - The Best Of JATP

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor sax) 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
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone) Willie Smith (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Kenny Kersey (piano) Benny Fonville (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
live in Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 1946
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
Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) 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
2453/2456 | 200/203Endido