Clef Records Catalog: 600 series

Clef 600 series (12 inch LP)

MGC 600   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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 500.

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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 601.

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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 602.

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
** reissue of Mercury 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
** reissue of Mercury 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
** reissue of Mercury 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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 606.

MGC 607   Gene Krupa (not released)

Bernie Glow, Chris Griffin, Steve Lipkins, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bobby Byrne, Chuck Evans, Jack Satterfield, Kai Winding (trombone) Lewis Simon (tuba) Stan Ferguson, Lenny Hambro, Al Howard, Stewart McKay, Toots Mondello, Ben Ross (saxophones) Johnny Smith (guitar) Milt Hinton as Doc Goldberg, George Yorke (bass) Gene Krupa (drums) unidentified strings, George Williams (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 9, 1952
951Bolero, Part 1
same personnel
NYC, December 10, 1952
951Bolero, Part 2

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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 608.

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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 609.

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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 610.

MGC 611   The Lionel Hampton Quartet

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 2, 1953
1286-2Always
1287-1'S Wonderful
1288-7Air Mail Special
1290-1Soft Winds

MGC 612   The Genius Of Art Tatum #1

Art Tatum (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1953
1411-1Can't We Be Friends
1412-1This Can't Be Love
1413-4Elegy
1416-2If You Hadn't Gone Away (Blues In My Heart)
1421-1Begin The Beguine
1422-1Humoresque
1425-1Judy
1428-1Dixieland Band
** also issued on Verve MGV 8036.
** part of Clef MGC 2002-5; Verve MGV 8101-5.

MGC 613   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2

Art Tatum (piano): same session
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1953
1414-1Memories Of You
1415-4Over The Rainbow
1417-1Body And Soul
1418-2The Man I Love
1419-1Makin' Whoopee
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1953
1480-1Mighty Lak A Rose
** also issued on Verve MGV 8037.
** part of Clef MGC 2002-5; Verve MGV 8101-5.

MGC 614   The Genius Of Art Tatum #3

Art Tatum (piano): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1953
1423-1Louise
1424-1Love For Sale
1426-1I'm Comin' Virginia
1427-2Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
1429-1Embraceable You
1430-1Come Rain Or Come Shine
** also issued on Verve MGV 8038.
** part of Clef MGC 2002-5; Verve MGV 8101-5.

MGC 615   The Genius Of Art Tatum #4

Art Tatum (piano): same session
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1953
1431-1Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
1432-1There Will Never Be Another You
1433-1Tenderly
1434-1What Does It Take
1435-1You Took Advantage Of Me
1437-1I've Got The World On A String
1438-1Yesterdays
** also issued on Verve MGV 8039.
** part of Clef MGC 2002-5; Verve MGV 8101-5.

MGC 616   not used

MGC 617   not used

MGC 618   The Genius Of Art Tatum #5

Art Tatum (piano): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1953
1452-1Have You Met Miss Jones
1453-1In A Sentimental Mood
1457-1Isn't This A Lovely Day
1459-1Without A Song
1460-1Stompin' At The Savoy
1461-1My Last Affair
1463-1Taboo
** also issued on Verve MGV 8040.
** part of Clef MGC 2002-5; Verve MGV 8101-5.

MGC 619   not used

MGC 620   not used

MGC 621   not used

MGC 622   Jazz Moods By Illinois Jacquet

Russell Jacquet (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet -1) Ernie Henry (alto saxophone -1) Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Rudy Williams (baritone saxophone -1) Johnny Acea (piano) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Lee Abrams (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1951
1. 493-2Hippity Hop
2. 495-4Moe
Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Carl Perkins (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
498-2Lazy Blues
Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) John Collins (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 24, 1951
545-4Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
546-6Mean To Me
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
753-5Boot 'Em Up
Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Sir Charles Thompson (piano) Hank Jones (organ) Joe Sinacore (guitar) Al Lucas (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, December 31, 1952
1122-10Fat Man Boogie
1123-3Blues In The Night
1124-9Where Are You
1125-3What's The Riff

MGC 623   Oscar Peterson Plays Jerome Kern

Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, early December, 1952
896-2Pick Yourself Up
897-2Long Ago And Far Away
900-3A Fine Romance
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1953
1337-3Yesterdays
Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1953
1351-1The Way You Look Tonight
1352-2Old Man River
1353-1Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
1354-2The Song Is You
1355-3Lovely To Look At
1357-3Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
1358-2Bill
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 31, 1953
1481-4I Won't Dance

MGC 624   Oscar Peterson Plays Richard Rodgers

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, May or June, 1952
795-6Thou Swell
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1953
1339-2Isn't It Romantic
Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1953
1346-5This Can't Be Love
1347-1Blue Moon
1348-2The Lady Is A Tramp
1349-3It Might As Well Be Spring
1350-1Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
1356-3Johnny One Note
1360-1The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
1361-2Lover
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 10, 1953
1376-3Manhattan

MGC 625   Oscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1953
1332-5Carioca
1334-1Tea For Two
1335-1I Know That You Know
1336-2Hallelujah
Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1953
1342-1Without A Song
1343-1Sometimes I'm Happy
1344-3Time On My Hands
1345-2More Than You Know
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 10, 1953
1375-1I Want To Be Happy
1377-1Great Day

MGC 626   Count Basie Dance Session, Vol. 1

Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Johnny Mandel, Benny Powell (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor saxophone, arranger) Frank Foster, Frank Wess (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Neal Hefti (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, July 13, 1953
1256-7Plymouth Rock
1257-5Blues Go Away
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Henderson Chambers, Henry Coker, Benny Powell (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor saxophone, arranger) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar, arranger) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel (arranger)
NYC, December 12, 1953
1403-3Peace Pipe
1404-3Straight Life
1405-1Bubbles
1406-2Softly With Feeling
1407-6Cherry Point
1408-1Base Goes Wess
1409-5Right On
1410-1The Blues Done Come Back

MGC 627   The Rocking Gene Krupa And His Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing

Eddie Shu (trumpet, clarinet, tenor, alto saxophone, harmonica) Teddy Napoleon (piano) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, February 1, 1954
1498-2How High The Moon
1499-2Love For Sale
1500-1Booted
1501-1This Can't Be Love
1502-3September Song
1503-2Harmonica Shu Boogie
1504-4Don't Be That Way
1505-2Sing, Sing, Sing
** also issued on Verve MGV 8190 entitled "Sing, Sing, Sing".

MGC 628   The Lionel Hampton Quintet

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 12, 1954
1549-3April In Paris
add Buddy DeFranco (clarinet)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 13, 1954
1561-6Flying Home
1565-2On The Sunny Side Of The Street
1566-1Je Ne Sais Pas

MGC 629   not used

MGC 630   Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five, Vol. 3

Artie Shaw (clarinet) Hank Jones (piano) Joe Puma (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Irv Kluger (drums)
NYC, 1954
Dancing On The Ceiling
My Funny Valentine
Rough Riding
September Song
S'posin'
Too Marvelous For Words
Yesterdays

MGC 631   The Gene Krupa Sextet

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, February 2, 1954
1506-2Bloozy Woozy
1507-4Windy
1508-2Meddle My Minor
1511-3Ballad Medley
1512-1Second Helping Blues
** also issued on Clef MGC 728 entitled "The Driving Gene Krupa Plays With His Sextet". Verve MGV 8107 entitled "The Driving Gene Krupa".

MGC 632   Meade "Lux" Lewis And Louie Bellson Play Boogie Woogie Piano And Drums

Meade "Lux" Lewis (piano) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 1954
1854-1Spooney Sam
1855-1Mama's Bounce
1856-3Shooboody
1857-1Hangover Boogie
1858-1Yancey's Last Ride
1859-1Bush Street Boogie
** reissue of Down Home MGD 7 entitled "Meade "Lux" Lewis - Out Of The Roaring 20's".

MGC 633   Count Basie - Basie Jazz

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) Oscar Peterson (piano -4) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Ray Brown (bass -4) Gus Johnson (drums) Buck Clayton, Andy Gibson, Buster Harding, Nat Pierce, Don Redman, A.K. Salim (arranger)
NYC, July 22 & 23, 1952
1. 823-2Bread
2. 824-7There's A Small Hotel
3. 831-3Blee Blop Blues (Tippin' On The Q.T.)
4. 836-5Be My Guest
5. 837-2You're Not The Kind (Blee Blop Blues)
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone -1) Oscar Peterson (piano -1, organ -2) Count Basie (organ -1, piano -2) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
1. 835-7Blues For The Count And Oscar
2. 838-2Extended Blues
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) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
NYC, December 12, 1952
965-4Sent For You Yesterday
966-1Goin' To Chicago
Reunald Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet -1,2) Henry Coker (trombone -1,2) Marshall Royal (clarinet -1,2) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone -1,2) Count Basie (piano, organ -1,2, organ -3) Freddie Green (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, December 13, 1952
1. 967-1I Want A Little Girl
2. 968-6Oh, Lady Be Good
3. 969-4Song Of The Islands

MGC 634   The Flip Phillips-Buddy Rich Trio

Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Dick Hyman (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 8, 1951
536-4Funky Blues
538-11Indiana
Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Lou Levy (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass, vocals) Joe McDonald (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1951
620-1Stardust
Allen Smith (trumpet) Charlie Etter (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Jerome Richardson (baritone saxophone) Richard Wyands (piano) Vernon Alley (bass) Earl Watkins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February, 1952
711-5Goodbye
712-3Salute To Pres
713-3Swedish Pastry
Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, December 14, 1952
970-13Carioca
971-1Three Little Words
973-7Bugle Call Rag
974-5Take The "A" Train
975-1I Didn't Know What Time It Was
976-1Trio Boogie

MGC 635   Phil Moore - Music For Moderns

Ray Linn, Gerald Wilson, Snooky Young (trumpet) Ben Benson, Hank Coker, Murray McEachern (trombone) Harry Schumann (French horn) Harry Klee (flute) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Calvin Jackson (piano) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Red Callender or Art Shapiro (bass) Lee Young (drums) unidentified strings, Phil Moore (director)
Los Angeles, CA, 1947
D101Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, Part 1
D102Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, Part 2
D103Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, Part 3
D104Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, Part 4
Calvin Jackson (piano)
D112I Can't Get Started
D113Lover
D115 | D251Blue Skies
D116 | D250Laura
D118Blues In The Night
D119Oh, Lady Be Good

MGC 636   not used

MGC 637   The Flip Phillips Quintet

Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 13, 1954
1939-2Almost Like Being In Love
1940-5Singing The Blues
1941-1All Of Me
1942-5I'll Never Be The Same
1943-2Lemon Aid 21
1944-1Birth Of The Blues
1945-2I've Got The World On A String
1946-3The Lady's In Love With You
** also issued on Clef MGC 740; Verve MGV 8116 entitled "Rock With Flip".

MGC 638   Charlie Barnet - One Night Stand

Al Killian, Everett McDonald, Art Robey, George Seaburg, Ed Stress, Paul Webster (trumpet) Frank Bradley, Porky Cohen, Ed Fromm, Tommy Pederson (trombone) Guy Kee (French horn) Ray De Geer, Gene Kinsey (alto saxophone) Kurt Bloom, Dave Matthews (tenor saxophone) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto saxophone) Bob Dawes, John McAfee (baritone saxophone) Bill Miller (piano) Dennis Sandole (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) George Jenkins (drums) Martha Raye (vocals)
NYC, August 12, 1946
6194Bunny
6199Atlantic Hop (Atlantic Jump)
Wayne Nichols, Al Porcino, Doc Severinsen, Charlie Shavers, Dick Sherman (trumpet) Dick Kenney, Obie Massingill, John Soltaine (trombone) Dick Paladino, Stan Seckler (alto saxophone) Kurt Bloom, Ray Norman (tenor saxophone) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto saxophone) Don Davidson (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Bob Peterson (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Al Cohn, Andy Gibson, Gene Roland (arranger)
NYC, July 10, 1952
860-3Rose Room
861-6I Love You
863-3Sleepy Time Gal
864-6Keep The Home Fires Burning
Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Carlton McBeath (trumpet) Milt Bernhart, Herbie Harper, Tommy Pederson, Si Zentner (trombone) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Georgie Auld, Fred Fallensby (tenor saxophone) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto saxophone) Bob Dawes, Chuck Gentry (baritone saxophone) Bob Harrington (piano) Tony Rizzi (guitar) Sam Chieftz (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 1954
2093-4Who's Your Hoosier (Indiana)
2094-2Argo
2095-1Bluehound Bus Greys (Wahoo's Lament)
2096-4Things Ain't What They Used To Be
** also issued on Verve MGV 2027 entitled "Dancing Party".

MGC 639   Various Artists - Our Best

Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto saxophone) Jose Madera, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) 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
2173-9 | 304Flying Home
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, March, 1950
370-2 | 62VK227Up 'N' Adam
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, June 6, 1950
410-4Bloomdido
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, March 3, 1951
515-3 | 62VK240Castle Rock
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 saxophone) Flip Phillips, Eddie Wasserman (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Candido, Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Bobby Escoto (vocals) Chico O'Farrill (arranger, conductor)
NYC, November 24, 1951
642-5Carioca
Charlie Ventura (tenor, baritone saxophone) Teddy Napoleon (piano) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, March 19, 1952
725-1St. Louis Blues
Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Count Basie (organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jimmy Crawford (drums)
NYC, July 22, 1952
821-3 | 62VK216Port Of Rico
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) Buck Clayton, Andy Gibson, Buster Harding, Nat Pierce, Don Redman, A.K. Salim (arranger)
NYC, July 22 & 23, 1952
827-2Paradise Squat
Joe Newman (trumpet) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, July 27, 1952
842-2Yesterdays
Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Bill Crow (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
NYC, December 12, 1952
962-6Stars Fell On Alabama
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (organ) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, April 20, 1953
1223-5 | 62VK206Dale's Wail

MGC 640   Harry Carney With Strings

Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Tony Miranda (French horn) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet) Leroy Lovett (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Wendell Marshall (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings
NYC, December 14, 1954
2123-2Ghost Of A Chance
2124-1I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
2125-3Take The "A" Train
2126-2Moonlight On The Ganges
2127-1It Had To Be You
2128-3We're In Love Again
2129-2Chalmeu
2130-3Fantasy
** also issued on Verve MGV 2028 entitled "Moods For Girl And Boy".

MGC 641   Roy Eldridge/Dizzy Gillespie - Roy And Diz

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, October 29, 1954
2017-3Algo Bueno
2018-1Trumpet Blues
2022-1I've Found A New Baby
2023-5Pretty Eyed Baby
2024-1 | 62VK447I Can't Get Started With You

MGC 642   The Lionel Hampton Quintet #2

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 13, 1954
1559-2It's Only A Paper Moon
1560-1The Way You Look Tonight
1562-2These Foolish Things
1563-3Don't Be That Way

MGC 643   Art Tatum/Benny Carter/Louis Bellson - Tatum - Carter - Bellson

Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Art Tatum (piano) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 25, 1954
1788-1My Blue Heaven
1789-1Blues In B Flat
1792-1(I'm Left With The) Blues In My Heart
1793-2Street Of Dreams
1794-2Idaho
1799-1Old Fashioned Love
1800-2'S Wonderful
1801-1Hands Across The Table
** originally intended as Clef MGC 741.
** also issued on Verve MGV 8013 entitled "The Three Giants".
** part of Pablo PACD 2405-424-2.

MGC 644   Bob Brookmeyer Plays Bob Brookmeyer And Some Others

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Buddy Clark (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 17, 1955
2186-2You Took Advantage Of Me
2187-2He Ain't Got Rhythm
2188-3What Is There To Say
2189-2There Will Never Be Another You
2190-1Jasmine
2191-3Sticks And Stems
2192-1The Bulldog Blues
** also issued on Clef MGC 732 entitled "The Modernity Of Bob Brookmeyer And His Quartet". Verve MGV 8111 entitled "The Modernity Of Bob Brookmeyer".

MGC 645   Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five, Vol. 4

Artie Shaw (clarinet) Joe Roland (vibraphone) Hank Jones (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Irv Kluger (drums)
NYC, 1954
1639-ASomeone To Watch Over Me
1640-AThat Old Feeling
1641Stop And Go Mambo
1645-ADancing In The Dark
1646Love Of My Life
1650The Pied Piper Theme
1651Besame Mucho

MGC 646   The Magnificent Charlie Parker

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 17, 1951
489-3Au Privave
490-5She Rote
491-1K.C. Blues
492-2Star Eyes
Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, March 12, 1951
544-7Why Do I Love You
Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
RCA 24th Street Studios, NYC, August 8, 1951
609-4Blues For Alice
610-4Si Si
611-4Swdish Schnapps
612-2 | 62VK459Back Home Blues
613-2Lover Man
Junior Collins (French horn) Al Block (flute) Tommy Mace (oboe) Manny Thaler (bassoon) Hal McKusick (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Tony Aless (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) The Dave Lambert Singers: including Annie Ross (vocals) Dave Lambert (vocals, arranger) Gil Evans (arranger, conductor)
Fulton Recording Studios, NYC, May 25, 1953
1238-7In The Still Of The Night
1239-9Old Folks
** originally intended as Clef MGC 733.

MGC 647   Count Basie Dance Session #2

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) Buck Clayton, Andy Gibson, Buster Harding, Nat Pierce, Don Redman, A.K. Salim (arranger)
NYC, July 22 & 23, 1952
837-2You're Not The Kind (Blee Blop Blues)
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor saxophone, arranger) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Manny Albam, Neal Hefti (arranger)
NYC, August 16, 1954
1887-6Slow But Sure
1888-3You For Me
1889-2She's Just My Size
1890-4Soft Drink
1891-2Two For The Blues
1893-4I Feel Like A New Man
Foster plays (tenor saxophone) Basie plays (piano, organ). Buster Harding (arranger) replaces Albam
NYC, August 17, 1954
1895-7Stereophonic
1896-4Sixteen Men Swinging
1899-2Mambo Mist

MGC 648   Oscar Peterson Plays Harry Warren

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 15, 1954
2058-1Nagasaki
2059-1Serenade In Blue
2060-2Lullaby Of Broadway
2061-1I Found A Million Dollar Baby
2062-1Would You Like To Take A Walk
2063-1I'll String Along With You
2064-1I Only Have Eyes For You
2065-1You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
2066-1You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
2067-1 | 62VK462Chattanooga Choo Choo
2068-1You're My Everything

MGC 649   Oscar Peterson Plays Harold Arlen

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass): same session
Los Angeles, CA, November 15, 1954
2069-1As Long As I Live
2070-1I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
2071-1Come Rain Or Come Shine
2072-1Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
2073-1Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
2074-1I've Got The World On A String
2075-1It's Only A Paper Moon
2076-1That Old Black Magic
2077-1Let's Fall In Love
2078-1Stormy Weather
2079-1Blues In The Night
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, November 16, 1954
2080-1Over The Rainbow

MGC 650   Oscar Peterson Plays Jimmy McHugh

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass): same session
Los Angeles, CA, November 16, 1954
2081-1When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
2082-1I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
2083-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
2084-1Don't Blame Me
2085-1I'm In The Mood For Love
2086-1I Can't Give You Anything But Love
2087-1I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night
2088-1Digga Digga Doo
2089-1You're A Sweetheart

MGC 651   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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 601.

MGC 652   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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 602.

MGC 653   Norman Granz' Jam Session #3

Harry Edison (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Stan Getz, Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Count Basie (piano -1) Arnold Ross (piano -2) Freddie Green (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1953
1. 1259-6Apple Jam
2. 1262-4Ballad Medley
** reissue of Clef MGC 4003.

MGC 654   Norman Granz' Jam Session #4

Harry Edison (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Stan Getz, Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Arnold Ross (piano -2) Count Basie (piano -1, organ -2) Freddie Green (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1953
1. 1260-2Lady Be Good
2. 1261-2Blues For The Count
** reissue of Clef MGC 4004.

MGC 655   Norman Granz' Jam Session #5

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 2, 1953
1284-3Jammin' For Clef
1285-2Rose Room
** reissue of Clef MGC 4005.

MGC 656   Norman Granz' Jam Session #6

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, October 30, 1954
2032-1Stompin' At The Savoy, Part 1
2033-1Stompin' At The Savoy, Part 2
** reissue of Clef MGC 4006.

MGC 657   The Genius Of Art Tatum #6

Art Tatum (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1953
1420-1September Song
1439-1I Hadn't Anyone Till You
1440-1Night And Day
1441-1Jitterbug Waltz
1444-1You're Driving Me Crazy
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1953
1479-1Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1954
1586-1Stars Fell On Alabama
1587-1Blue Moon
** also issued on Verve MGV 8055.
** part of Verve MGV 8102-5.

MGC 658   The Genius Of Art Tatum #7

Art Tatum (piano): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1953
1442-1Someone To Watch Over Me
1443-1The Very Thought Of You
1445-1I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1953
1446-1Stardust
1448-1Where Or When
1449-1Stay As Sweet As You Are
1454-1I'll See You Again
** also issued on Verve MGV 8056.
** part of Verve MGV 8102-5.

MGC 659   The Genius Of Art Tatum #8

Art Tatum (piano): same session
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1953
1447-1I Cover The Waterfront
1450-1Fine And Dandy
1451-1All The Things You Are
1462-1I'm In The Mood For Love
1476-1When A Woman Loves A Man
1477-1Willow Weep For Me
1478-1Ain't Misbehavin'
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1954
1596-1Love Me Or Leave Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8057.
** part of Verve MGV 8102-5.

MGC 660   The Genius Of Art Tatum #9

Art Tatum (piano): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1953
1455-1I'll See You In My Dreams
1456-1Ill Wind
1458-1Blue Skies
1464-1Would You Like To Take A Walk
1465-1I've Got A Crush On You
1466-1Japanese Sandman
1468-1Aunt Hagar's Blues
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1954
1593-1Lover Come Back To Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8058.
** part of Verve MGV 8102-5.

MGC 661   The Genius Of Art Tatum #10

Art Tatum (piano): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1953
1467-1Too Marvelous For Words
1469-1Just Like A Butterfly That's Caught In The Rain
1470-1Gone With The Wind
1471-1Danny Boy
1472-1They Can't Take That Away From Me
1473-1Tea For Two
1474-1It's The Talk Of The Town
1475-1Blue Lou
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1954
1589-1Caravan
** also issued on Verve MGV 8059.
** part of Verve MGV 8102-5.

MGC 662   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story, Vol. 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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 1001 #1 entitled "The Astaire Story #1".

MGC 663   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story, Vol. 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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 1002 #2 entitled "The Astaire Story #2".

MGC 664   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story, Vol. 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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 1003 #3 entitled "The Astaire Story #3".

MGC 665   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story, Vol. 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
** reissue of Mercury MGC 1004 #4 entitled "The Astaire Story #4".

MGC 666   Count Basie - Basie

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor saxophone, arranger) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Manny Albam, Neal Hefti (arranger)
NYC, August 16, 1954
1892-4Blues Backstage
1894-1Down For The Count
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Benny Powell (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor saxophone, arranger) Frank Foster, Frank Wess (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Bill Hughes (piano -1, trombone -2/6) Count Basie (piano, organ -2/6) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Buster Harding, Neal Hefti (arranger)
NYC, August 17, 1954
1. 1897-4Ska-Di-Dle-Dee-Bee-Doo
2. 1898-4Perdido
3. 1900-2Eventide
4. 1901-1Two Franks
5. 1902-1Ain't Misbehavin'
6. 1903-1Rails
** originally intended as Clef MGC 734.
** also issued on Clef MGC 722; Verve MGV 8103 entitled "The Band Of Distinction".

MGC 667   The Lionel Hampton Quartet/Quintet

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 12, 1954
1553-1This Can't Be Love
1558-2Moonglow
add Buddy DeFranco (clarinet)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 13, 1954
1564-2Dinah
Lionel Hampton (vibraphone, piano, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 15, 1954
1973-1China Boy

MGC 668   The Gene Krupa Quartet

Eddie Shu (trumpet, clarinet, alto, tenor saxophone, accordion) Bobby Scott (piano) possibly Milt Hinton (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 7, 1955
2267-1All Of Me
2268-1Strike Up The Band
2271-1Bach's Blues
2272-1Makin' Whoopee
Eddie Shu (clarinet, alto, tenor saxophone, harmonica) Bobby Scott (piano, vocals) John Drew (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, March 10, 1955
2281-3Little White Lies
2282-4 | 64VK328By The Sleepy Lagoon

MGC 669   Billie Holiday - Music For Torching

Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto, tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 1955
2438-2I Don't Want To Cry Anymore
2440-1I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
2442-4Gone With The Wind
2444-1It Had To Be You
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1955
2446-3Come Rain Or Come Shine
2449-8A Fine Romance
2451-3I Get A Kick Out Of You
2453-3Isn't This A Lovely Day
** also issued on Verve MGV 8026.

MGC 670   Lionel Hampton Big Band

Billy Brooks, Wallace Davenport, Ed Mullens, Ed Preston (trumpet) Al Hayse, Hal Roberts, Arnett Sparrow (trombone) Willie Ruff (French horn) James Araki, Bobby Plater (alto saxophone) Ritney Brauer, Eddie Chamblee (tenor saxophone) Joe Evans (baritone saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone, piano, drums, vocals) Dwight Mitchell (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Peter Badie (bass) Rufus Jones, Buddy Rich (drums) Isarova Hernandez (congas)
Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 1955
2391-2 | 62VK223Midnight Sun
2392-3Air Mail Special
2393-1Flying Home
2394-1It's A Blue World
2395-3Swingin' On C
2396-1Shalom Shalom
2397-5The Blues Ain't News To Be
Willie Ruff (French horn) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Dwight Mitchell (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Peter Badie (bass) Rufus Jones (drums) Isarova Hernandez (congas)
Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1955
2399-1Song Of The Vineyard
Billy Brooks (trumpet) Eddie Chamblee (tenor saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Billy Mackel (guitar) Peter Badie (bass) Rufus Jones (drums) Vicki Lee (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, September 6, 1955
2486-2Pig Ears And Rice
2487-9Baby Don't Love Me No More
** originally intended as Clef MGC 737.
** also issued on Verve MGV 8019 entitled "Travelin' Band".

MGC 671   Roy Eldridge/Dizzy Gillespie - Roy And Diz, Vol. 2

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, October 29, 1954
2016-1 | 63VK625Sometimes I'm Happy
2020-1The Ballad Medley
2021-1Blue Moon
2025-6Limehouse Blues

MGC 672   A Recital By Stan Wilson

Stan Wilson (guitar, vocals) Bob Marchesi (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 1955
2403-1Walter Winchell
2404-3Kitch
2405-2The Fox
2406-6 | 20118-6Patato
2408-4 | 20117-4One For My Baby
2409-9The Anatomy Son (short version)
2410-3Tol' My Cap'n
add Jack Costanzo (congas)
Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1955
2411-1Sixteen Come Sunday
2412-3The Old Lady Who Shallowed The Fly
2413-7When I Lay This Body Down
2414-6Blow Out The Candles
2415-5The Cry Of The Wild Goose
2416-5They Call The Wind Maria
** also issued on Verve MGV 2019 entitled "Ballads And Calypso".

MGC 673   The Lionel Hampton Quartet

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 2, 1953
1289-2The Nearness Of You
1291-1Stompin' At The Savoy
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 12, 1954
1550-2Just One Of Those Things
1555-2How High The Moon
** also issued on Clef MGC 738; Verve MGV 8114 entitled "Hamp!".

MGC 674   Various Artists - The Jazz Scene

Sonny Berman, Conrad Gozzo (trumpet) Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Vincent DeRosa (French horn) Harry Klee, Hal McKusick (alto saxophone, clarinet, flute) Herbie Steward, Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Chuck Gentry (baritone saxophone) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Arvin Garrison (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Ralph Burns (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, October, 1946
2075Introspection
Sonny Berman, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Al Killian, Dale Pearce (trumpet) Bill Harris, Ed Kusby, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Vincent DeRosa, Evan Hall (French horn) Harry Klee (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone) Julius Jacobs (oboe) Robert Swanson (bassoon) Arthur Fleming (contrabassoon) Hal McKusick (alto saxophone) Herbie Steward, Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Chuck Gentry (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet) Harry Bluestone, Robert Jamison, Carl Walker (violin) Arthur Krafton (cello) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Arvin Garrison (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Jackie Mills, Jimmy Pratt (percussion) George Handy (arranger, director)
2076-7The Bloos
Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, circa November, 1947
1508 | 233 | 1900Sophisticated Lady
Doug Mettome, Al Porcino, Ray Wetzel (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Vincent Jacobs (French horn) John LaPorta (clarinet) Sonny Salad, Murray Williams (alto saxophone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone -1) Pete Mondello, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Manny Albam (baritone saxophone) Manny Fidler, Sid Harris, Sam Kaplan, Harry Katzman, Gene Orloff, Ziggy Smirnoff (violin) Nat Nathanson, Fred Ruzilla (viola) Joe Benaventi (cello) Tony Aless (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Diego Ibarra (congas, bongos) Neal Hefti (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December, 1947, fall 1948
1. 2071-5 | 62VK205Repetition
2. 2072Rhumbacito
Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone)
circa 1948 or January, 1945
2073 | 63VK641Picasso
Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto saxophone) Jose Madera, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) 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
2172-3/4 | 299Tanga
Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
NYC, February 10, 1949
2081-5The Bird
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, circa February, 1949
2199-1 | 244-1 | 62VK234Cherokee
Harry Carney (baritone saxophone) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Fred Guy (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Sonny Greer (drums) unidentified strings, Duke Ellington (arranger)
NYC, 1949
2077Sono
2078Frustration
** reissue of Clef MGC 4007.

MGC 675   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
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
443-2You Came Along From Out Of Nowhere
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 Verve MGV 8004 entitled "The Genius Of Charlie Parker #2 - April In Paris".

MGC 676   Illinois Jacquet - Groovin' With Jacquet

Harry Edison (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Carl Perkins (piano) Gerald Wiggins (organ) Irving Ashby (guitar) Curtis Counce (bass) Al Bartee (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, November 3, 1955
2543-1Love Is Here To Stay
2544-2Empathy
2545-2East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
2546-1Cool Bill
2547-7Sophia
2548-5Stardust
2549-5Learnin' The Blues
2550-9Honeysuckle Rose
** also issued on Verve MGV 8061 entitled "Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra".

MGC 677   Norman Granz' Jam Session #7

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 2, 1953
1281-3Blue Lou
1282-3Just You, Just Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8062.

MGC 678   Count Basie Swings And Joe Williams Sings

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto saxophone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar, arranger) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Wild Bill Davis, Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, May 17, 1955
2347-2 | 64VK364Every Day I Have The Blues
2348-5The Comeback
2349-2 | 62VK208Alright, Okay, You Win
2350-3 | 64VK366In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)
same personnel
NYC, July 26, 1955
2354-2Teach Me Tonight
2355-3Please Send Me Someone To Love
2356-3My Baby Upsets Me
2357-2Ev'ry Day (I Fall In Love)
2358-2 | 62VK209Roll 'Em Pete
** also issued on Verve MGV 8063; ARS G 442; Verve V/V6 8488.

MGC 679   The Art Tatum - Roy Eldridge - Alvin Stoller - John Simmons Quartet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, flugelhorn) Art Tatum (piano) John Simmons (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 23-29, 1955
2302-1I Surrender, Dear
2303-1The Moon Is Low
2304-1You Took Advantage Of Me
2305-5I Won't Dance
2306-2Moon Song
2307-1This Can't Be Love
2308-4In A Sentimental Mood
2309-1Night And Day
** also issued on Verve MGV 8064. Pablo 2310-734 entitled "Art Tatum-Roy Eldridge". Pablo PACD 2405-425-2 entitled "Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 2".

MGC 680   Illinois Jacquet/Ben Webster - The Kid And The Brute

Russell Jacquet (trumpet -1/4) Matthew Gee (trombone -1/4) Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone -5,6) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone -1/4) John Acea (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Chino Pozo (congas -1/4)
NYC, December 13, 1954
1. 2117-5Jacquet Dilemma
2. 2118-2Mambacito Mio
3. 2119-3September Song
4. 2120-1Saph
5. 2121-1The Kid And The Brute
6. 2122-2I Wrote It For The Kid
** also issued on Verve MGV 8065.

MGC 681   Gene Krupa - Lionel Hampton - Teddy Wilson Play Selections From "The Benny Goodman Story"

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Red Callender (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 31, 1955
2360-4Avalon
2361-6 | 63VK630I Got Rhythm
2362-4Moonglow
2363-2Blues For Benny
2364-4Just You, Just Me
2366-2Air Mail Special
** also issued on Verve MGV 8066 entitled "Gene Krupa - Lionel Hampton - Teddy Wilson With Red Callender".

MGC 682   Lawrence Brown - Slide Trombone

Lawrence Brown (trombone) Sam Taylor (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) unknown (vocals)
NYC, January 26, 1955
2225-3Rose Of The Rio Grande
2226-2Caravan
2227-6Down The Street, Round The Corner Blues
2228-4Where Or When
Ernie Royal, Phil Sunkel (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Arthur Clarke, Al Cohn (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, September 14, 1955
2521-2Ill Wind
2522-5You Took Advantage Of Me
2523-4Autumn In New York
2524-4Blues For Duke
2525-5Just As Though You Were Here
2526-5Just One Of Those Things
** also issued on Verve MGV 8067.

MGC 683   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 14, 1954
1961-1If I Had You
1962-2Blue Moon
1963-5Stormy Weather
1964-1Sweethearts On Parade
1965-3A Foggy Day
1966-1I Only Have Eyes For You
1967-1Sweet Georgia Brown
1968-1The Song Is Ended
** also issued on Verve MGV 8068.

MGC 684   Gene Krupa/Buddy Rich - Krupa And Rich

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, November 1, 1955
2527-3 | 63VK632Gene's Blues
2528-3Buddy's Blues
2529-1Bernie's Tune
2530-1I Never Knew
2531-2Sweethearts On Parade
** also issued on Verve MGV 8069, MGV 8400, V/V6 8400.

MGC 685   Count Basie - The Count

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
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 -4) Buck Clayton, Andy Gibson, Buster Harding, Nat Pierce, Don Redman, A.K. Salim (arranger)
NYC, July 22 & 23, 1952
1. 822-6Jack And Jill
2. 825-2Hob Nail Boogie
3. 826-4Basie Talks
4. 827-3Paradise Squat
5. 829-3Bunny
6. 832-5Cash Box
7. 833-4Bootsie
8. 834-2Tom Whaley
** also issued on Verve MGV 8070.

MGC 686   A Recital By Billie Holiday

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, April, 1952
788-2If The Moon Turns Green
789-3(You Forgot To) Remember
790-1Autumn In New York
Joe Newman (trumpet) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, July 27, 1952
839-6My Man
840-4Lover Come Back To Me
841-3Stormy Weather
842-2Yesterdays
843-2He's Funny That Way
844-3I Can't Face The Music
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 14, 1954
1567-1How Deep Is The Ocean
1568-1What A Little Moonlight Can Do
1569-5I Cried For You
** also issued on Verve MGV 8027.

MGC 687   The Exciting Gene Krupa And His Quartet

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Steve Jordan (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, April 14, 1953
1205-4Coronation Hop
1207-11Overtime
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, September 10, 1953
1308-1Imagination
1309-1Don't Take Your Love From Me
1310-5Midget
1311-3I'm Coming, Virginia
1312-3Payin' Them Dues Blues
1313-3Jungle Drums
1314-2Showcase
1315-5Swedish Schnapps (Swedish Pastry)
** also issued on Verve MGV 8071.

MGC 688   The Oscar Peterson Quartet, Vol. 1

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1952
701-1The Astaire Blues
704-1Oh, Lady Be Good
705-1Body And Soul
706-1Stompin' At The Savoy
** also issued on Verve MGV 8072 entitled "The Oscar Peterson Quartet #1".

MGC 689   Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz

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
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 saxophone) Flip Phillips, Eddie Wasserman (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) 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
469-3The Second Afro Cuban Jazz Suite: Part 2: Pregon
469a-2The Second Afro Cuban Jazz Suite: Part 3: 6/8
470-3The Second Afro Cuban Jazz Suite: Part 4: Jazz
471-6The Second Afro Cuban Jazz Suite: Part 5: Concion Antigua
472-4The Second Afro Cuban Jazz Suite: Part 6: Rhumba Finale
473-4Havana Special
474-5Fiesta Time
** also issued on Verve MGV 8073.

MGC 690   Songs By Billie Holiday - Solitude

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
J.C. Heard (drums) replaces Stoller
Los Angeles, CA, April, 1952
784-1Everything I Have Is Yours
785-4Love For Sale
786-4Moonglow
787-3Tenderly
** also issued on Verve MGV 8074.

MGC 691   Flip Phillips - Flip Wails

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
441-2Bright Blues (Bright Eyes)
Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Dick Hyman (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 8, 1951
535-4Cheek To Cheek
536-4Funky Blues
537-5I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
538-11Indiana
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
615-6Sojoro
617-2Apple Honey
618-2Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
619-2Long Island Boogie
620-1Stardust
** also issued on Verve MGV 8075.

MGC 692   Swinging With Flip Phillips And His Orchestra

Allen Smith (trumpet) Charlie Etter (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Jerome Richardson (baritone saxophone) Richard Wyands (piano) Vernon Alley (bass) Earl Watkins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February, 1952
711-5Goodbye
712-3Salute To Pres
713-3Swedish Pastry
Al Porcino (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Charlie Kennedy (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Mickey Crane (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March 21, 1952
749-3Someone To Watch Over Me
750-3I'm Puttin' All My Eggs In One Basket
751-2Singin' In The Rain
752-2Gina
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March, 1952
776-6If I Had You
777-13Cottontail
778-2Blues For The Midgets
779-2What Is This Thing Called Love
Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, December 14, 1952
976-1Trio Boogie
** also issued on Verve MGV 8076.

MGC 693   Flip Phillips - Flip

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, circa September-October, 1947
607D | 229Cake
608E | 230 | 1895Znarg Blues
609B | 231 | 1896My Old Flame
610D | 232Cool
John D'Agostino, Buddy Morrow, Tommy Turk, Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Mickey Crane (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
NYC or Los Angeles, CA, February 11 or September 26, 1949
2538 | 288-4Swingin' For Julie And Brownie (Put That Back)
2540 | 290-4By The Lazy River
Billy Butterfield (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) Pete Mondello (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Mickey Crane (piano) Sam Bruno (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, August 29, 1949
280-6This Can't Be Love
281-2Cookie
Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Mickey Crane (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, December 5, 1949
325-3Drowsy
326-12Vortex
327-8Milano
328-1But Beautiful
** also issued on Verve MGV 8077.

MGC 694   Recital By Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, May or June, 1952
796-3Willow Weep For Me
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1953
1329-1Pompton Turnpike
1330-1Cherokee
1331-1Soft Winds
1333-3The Continental
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 1954
1700-1Alone Together
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 27, 1954
2009-1Give Me The Simple Life
2010-1Singin' In The Rain
2011-1Love You Madly
** originally intended as Verve MGV 8078.
** also issued on Verve MGV 2044.

MGC 695   Nostalgic Memories By Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, January 19, 1951
504-2Fancy Free (Gypsy In My Soul)
505-1On The Alamo
506-3Lullaby Of The Leaves
507-1Laura
510-2September In The Rain
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 25, 1951
632-8It's Easy To Remember
635-5Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Oscar Peterson (piano) Irving Ashby (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 1952
696-1These Foolish Things
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1953
1338-2You're Too Beautiful
Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1953
1359-1Look For The Silver Lining
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 16, 1954
2090-2Body And Soul
2091-3I Cover The Waterfront
** originally intended as Verve MGV 8079.
** also issued on Verve MGV 2045.

MGC 696   Music By Oscar Peterson - Tenderly

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, March, 1950
374-3Debut
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
381-3Tenderly
Oscar Peterson (piano) Major Holley (bass)
NYC, May 8, 1950
394-1Little White Lies
395-3In The Middle Of A Kiss
396-4Nameless
398-1Two Sleepy People
** originally intended as Verve MGV 8080.
** also issued on Verve MGV 2046.

MGC 697   Music By Oscar Peterson - Keyboard

Oscar Peterson (piano) Major Holley (bass): same session
NYC, May 8, 1950
399-1Tico Tico
400-1Get Happy
401-2Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
402-1Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
403-1Deep Purple
404-1Robbin's Nest
405-1I'll Remember April
407-3Exactly Like You
Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, August, 1950
450-1Easy To Love
452-1Taking A Chance On Love
454-1Squatty Roo
455-1After All
** originally intended as Verve MGV 8081.
** also issued on Verve MGV 2047.

MGC 698   An Evening With Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass): same session
NYC, August, 1950
456-2Caravan
457-1Summer Nocturne
458-1Salute To Garner
459-2I Get A Kick Out Of You
460-2What's New
461-1Dark Eyes
462-1What Is It
463-2The Way You Look Tonight
465-1Minor Blues
same personnel
NYC, January 19, 1951
501-8How High The Moon
502-6The Nearness Of You
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1952
703-1Slow Down
** originally intended as Verve MGV 8082.
** also issued on Verve MGV 2048.

MGC 699   Chico O'Farrill - Jazz North And South Of The Border

Roy Eldridge, Al Porcino (trumpet) Eddie Bert, Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Lenny Hambro, Charlie Kennedy (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Pete Mondello (baritone, tenor saxophone) Ralph Burns (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Chico O'Farrill (arranger, conductor)
NYC, August 7, 1951
593-3Dance One
594-3Bright One
595-3Flamingo
596-3Last One
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 saxophone) Flip Phillips, Eddie Wasserman (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Candido, Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Bobby Escoto (vocals) Chico O'Farrill (arranger, conductor)
NYC, November 24, 1951
636-5Peanut Vendor
637-6Ill Wind
638-4Malaguena
Bernie Glow, Al Porcino, Dick Sherman, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (trumpet) Eddie Bert, Carl Elmer, Fred Zito (trombone) Lennie Hambro, Charlie Kennedy (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Eddie Wasserman (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Gene DiNovi (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Chico O'Farrill (arranger, conductor)
NYC, March 24, 1952
737-3Heat Wave
738-2It Ain't Necessarily So
739-3Guess What
740-2Cry Baby Blues
unidentified orchestra, Chico O'Farrill (leader)
Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 1954
1575-5You Stepped Out Of A Dream
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 21, 1954
1579-5Siboney
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1954
1582-1No Te Importe Saber
** also issued on Verve MGV 8083.