Clef Records Catalog: 700, JATP, 1000, 4000, 2000 series

Clef 700 series (12 inch LP)

MGC 700   Illinois Jacquet - Jazz Moode

Joe Newman (trumpet -1,2,4) Russell Jacquet (trumpet -1/3, trumpet, vocals -4) Ernie Henry (alto saxophone -1,2,4) Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Rudy Williams (baritone saxophone -1,2,4) Johnny Acea (piano) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Lee Abrams (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1951
1. 493-2Hippity Hop
2. 494-4Later For The Happenin'
3. 495-4Moe
4. 496-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Carl Perkins (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
497-1Speedliner
498-2Lazy Blues
499-5Pastel
500-2All Of 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
754-7Bluesitis
755-3Swinging Home
** also issued on Verve MGV 8084.

MGC 701   Illinois Jacquet - Port Of Rico

Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Count Basie (organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jimmy Crawford (drums)
NYC, July 22, 1952
818-4 | 62VK217Lean Baby
819-6Somewhere Along The Way
820-8The Cool Rage
821-3 | 62VK216Port Of Rico
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
Russell Jacquet (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Johnny Acea (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1953
1392-2Jatap Conga
1393-1It's The Talk Of The Town
1394-7Heads
** also issued on Verve MGV 8085.

MGC 702   Illinois Jacquet - Groovin'

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
547-4One-Nighter Boogie
548-2Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
549-2Cotton Tail
550-3Weary Blues
551-4Groovin'
Russell Jacquet (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Johnny Acea (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1953
1387-2Little Jeff
1388-5Jacquet Jumps
1389-5Blue Nocturne
1390-5One You Toes
1391-3R.U. One
** also issued on Verve MGV 8086.

MGC 703   Gene Krupa - Drum Boogie

Charlie Ventura (tenor,baritone saxophone) Teddy Napoleon (piano) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, March 19, 1952
725-1St. Louis Blues
727-1Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
728-1Stardust
729-1Perdido
731-3Fine's Idea
732-5 | 62VK231 | 63VK629Drum Boogie
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Steve Jordan (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, April 14, 1953
1204-3Capital Idea
1206-5Paradise
** also issued on Verve MGV 8087.

MGC 704   Roy Eldridge - Rockin' Chair

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone) Teddy Brannon (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
NYC, August, 1951
579-6Baby, What's The Matter With You
580-6Yard Dog
581-3Sweet Lorraine
582-5Jumbo The Elephant
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) unidentified orchestra, George Williams (director)
NYC, December, 1951
644-6Basin Street Blues
645-2I Remember Harlem
646-4Easter Parade
647-3I See Everybody's Baby
Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (organ) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, December 13, 1952
1081-2Roy's Riff
1082-1Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
1083-7 | 62VK207Rockin' Chair
1084-4Little Jazz
** also issued on Verve MGV 8088.

MGC 705   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (organ) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, April 20, 1953
1222-1Love For Sale
1223-5 | 62VK206Dale's Wail
1224-3The Man I Love
1225-2Oscar's Arrangement
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December, 1953
1379-6Willow Weep For Me
1380-2Somebody Loves Me
1381-1When Your Lover Has Gone
1382-8When It's Sleepy Time Down South
1383-1Feeling A Draft
1384-1Don't Blame Me
1385-3Echoes Of Harlem
1386-3I Can't Get Started
** also issued on Verve MGV 8089.

MGC 706   Count Basie - The Swinging Count

Count Basie (piano) Oscar Peterson (organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, July 22 & 23, 1952
838-2Extended Blues
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
Joe Newman (trumpet) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, December 15, 1952
977-3Basie Beat
978-4She's Funny That Way
979-1Count's Organ Blues
980-1K.C. Organ Blues
981-7Blue And Sentimental
982-1Stan Shorthair
983-2As Long As I Live
984-4Royal Garden Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8090.

MGC 707   Piano Solo By Hank Jones - Urbanity

Hank Jones (piano)
probably NYC, September-October, 1947
601 | 236 | 1965-1The Night We Called It A Day
602 | 237 | 1964-1Yesterdays
603 | 238 | 1966-1You're Blase
604 | 239 | 1963-1Tea For Two
605 | 240 | 1967-1Blues For Lady Day
606 | 241 | 1968-1Blue Room
Hank Jones (piano) Johnny Smith (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, September 4, 1953
1300-4Thad's Pad
1301-9Things Are So Pretty In The Spring
1302-3Little Girl Blue
1303-8Odd Number
** also issued on Verve MGV 8091 entitled "Hank Jones Piano - Urbanity".

MGC 708   Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 27, 1955
2567-1Jumpin' At The Woodside
2568Easy Does It
2569-1Lester Leaps In
2570-29:20 Special
2571-2One O'Clock Jump
2572-1Blue And Sentimental
2573-1Broadway
2574-1Jive At Five
2575-3Blues For Basie
2576-3Topsy
** also issued on Verve MGV 8092.

MGC 709   The Lionel Hampton-Art Tatum-Buddy Rich Trio

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Art Tatum (piano) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1955
2374-2Perdido
2375-2Hallelujah
2376-2I'll Never Be The Same
2380-2What Is This Thing Called Love
2385-1Makin' Whoopee
2386-1More Than You Know
2387-2How High The Moon
** also issued on Verve MGV 8093. Pablo 2310-720 entitled "Art Tatum-Lionel Hampton-Buddy Rich Trio". Pablo PACD 2405-426-2 entitled "Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 3".

MGC 710   Gene Krupa - Krupa's Wail (not released)

Eddie Shu (trumpet, clarinet, alto,tenor saxophone, accordion) Bobby Scott (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, December 14, 1954
2131-1Undecided
2132-1How Deep Is The Ocean
2133-5Gene's Bass Blues

MGC 711   Norman Granz' Jam Session #8

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
1280-3Jam Blues
1283-3Ballad Medley
** also issued on Verve MGV 8094.

MGC 712   The Genius Of Art Tatum #11

Art Tatum (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1954
1588-1There's A Small Hotel
1590-3The Way You Look Tonight
1591-1You Go To My Head
1594-1Sophisticated Lady
1595-1Dancing In The Dark
1597-1Cherokee
1598-1These Foolish Things
1600-1After You've Gone
** also issued on Verve MGV 8095.

MGC 713   Songs By Billie Holiday - Velvet Moods

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
2439-2Prelude To A Kiss
2441-3When Your Lover Has Gone
2443-2 | 62VK225Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
2445-5Nice Work If You Can Get It
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1955
2447-1I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
2448-3What's New
2450-1I Hadn't Anyone Till You
2452-2Everything I Have Is Yours
** also issued on Verve MGV 8096.

MGC 714   Lionel Hampton Plays Love Songs

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 12, 1954
1548-1Love For Sale
1551-2Stardust
1554-1Willow Weep For Me
1557-1I Can't Get Started
** also issued on Verve MGV 2018.

MGC 715   The Art Tatum-Buddy DeFranco Quartet (not released)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Art Tatum (piano) Red Callender (bass) Bill Douglas (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 6, 1956
2677-3Deep Night
2678-3Once In A While
2679-3This Can't Be Love
2680-2Memories Of You
2681-1You're Mine, You
2682-4A Foggy Day
2683-2Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)
2684-2Makin' Whoopee
** transfered to Verve MGV 8229.

MGC 716   The Music Of Roy Eldridge - Mr. Jazz (not released)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet -1/3, trumpet, piano -4) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Bruce McDonald (piano) John Simmons (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, March 21, 1955
1. 2292-1Where's Art
2. 2293-1I Don't Know
3. 2294-1Striding
4. 2295-7Wailing
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Bruce McDonald (piano) John Simmons (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, March 23, 1955
2296-1I Still Love Him So
2297-1The Moon Is Low
2298-4Close Your Eyes
2299-2I Missed My Hat
2300-1Polite Blues
2301-2Ballad Medley: I Remember You / Chelsea Bridge / I've Got The World On A String
** transfered to Verve MGV 8202.

MGC 717   Harry Edison - Sweets

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 4, 1956
2981-3Opus Seven-Eleven
2982-2Walkin' With Sweets
2983-1Our Love Is Here To Stay
2984-2How Deep Is The Ocean
2985-1Hollerin' At The Watkins
2986-3Used To Be Basie
2987-1Studio Call
2988-1Willow Weep For Me
2989-3K.M. Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8097.

MGC 718   Billie Holiday/Ralph Burns - Jazz Recital

possibly Buck Clayton, Joe Guy (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) possibly Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Milt Raskin (piano) possibly Irving Ashby (guitar) Red Callender (bass) David Coleman (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
"Embassy Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1946
Body And Soul
Strange Fruit
Trav'lin' Light
He's Funny That Way
The Man I Love
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
All Of Me
possibly Tony Miranda (French horn) possibly Danny Bank (flute) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Ralph Burns (piano, arranger) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums) unidentified strings
NYC, August 7, 1951
601Places Please
602Tantallon
603Terrisita
604Cameo
605Someday Somewhere
606Spring Is
608Vignette At Verney's
** also issued on Verve MGV 8098.

MGC 719   not used

MGC 720   not used

MGC 721   Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues

Harry Edison (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Bobby Tucker (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Chico Hamilton (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, September 3, 1954
1930-2Love Me Or Leave Me
1932-6Too Marvelous For Words
1935-3I Thought About You
1937-1Willow Weep For Me
1938-3Stormy Blues
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet, arranger) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Aaron Bell (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 6, 1956
2850-5 | 62VK224Trav'lin' Light
2851-3I Must Have That Man
2853-1Some Other Spring
2854-4Lady Sings The Blues
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet, arranger -2/4) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone -2/4) Wynton Kelly (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Aaron Bell (bass -2/4) Lenny McBrowne (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 7, 1956
1. 2855-12Strange Fruit
2. 2856-1God Bless The Child
3. 2857-8Good Morning, Heartache
4. 2858-1No Good Man
** also issued on Verve MGV 8099; ARS G 431.

MGC 722   Count Basie - The Band Of Distinction

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
** reissue of Clef MGC 666 entitled "Basie".

MGC 723   Count Basie - Basie Roars Again

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)
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
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
1406-2Softly With Feeling
1408-1Base Goes Wess
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
1889-2She's Just My Size
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
** also issued on Verve MGV 8018.

MGC 724   Count Basie - The King Of Swing

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
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
1405-1Bubbles
1407-6Cherry Point
1409-5Right On
1410-1The Blues Done Come Back
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
1890-4Soft Drink
1891-2Two For The Blues
1893-4I Feel Like A New Man
** also issued on Verve MGV 8104.

MGC 725   Charlie Parker - Night And Day

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 entitled "Charlie Parker Big Band".

MGC 726   Lionel Hampton - King Of The Vibes

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 2, 1953
1286-2Always
1287-1'S Wonderful
add Buddy DeFranco (clarinet)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 13, 1954
1562-2These Foolish Things
1563-3Don't Be That Way
** also issued on Verve MGV 8105.

MGC 727   Lionel Hampton - Air Mail Special

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 2, 1953
1288-7Air Mail Special
1290-1Soft Winds
add Buddy DeFranco (clarinet)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 13, 1954
1559-2It's Only A Paper Moon
1560-1The Way You Look Tonight
** also issued on Verve MGV 8106.

MGC 728   The Driving Gene Krupa Plays With His 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
** reissue of Clef MGC 631 entitled "The Gene Krupa Sextet".

MGC 729   Count Basie - Basie Rides Again!

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, Sy Oliver (arranger)
NYC, January 25, 1952
688-6Jive At Five
689-5No Name
690-5Redhead
691-5Every Tub
Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto,tenor saxophone, arranger) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) 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) Oscar Peterson (piano) Count Basie (organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
835-7Blues For The Count And Oscar
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
** also issued on Verve MGV 8108.

MGC 730   Roy Eldridge/Dizzy Gillespie - Trumpet Battle

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
2022-1I've Found A New Baby
2024-1 | 62VK447I Can't Get Started With You
** also issued on Verve MGV 8109.

MGC 731   Roy Eldridge/Dizzy Gillespie - The Trumpet Kings

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums): same session
NYC, October 29, 1954
2017-3Algo Bueno
2018-1Trumpet Blues
2021-1Blue Moon
2023-5Pretty Eyed Baby
2025-6Limehouse Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8110.

MGC 732   The Modernity Of Bob Brookmeyer And His Quartet

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
** reissue of Clef MGC 644 entitled "Bob Brookmeyer Plays Bob Brookmeyer And Some Others".

MGC 733   Charlie Parker - Yardbird (not released)

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
** transfered to Clef MGC 646.

MGC 734   Count Basie - The Band Of Distinction (not released)

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
** transfered to Clef MGC 666.

MGC 735   Lionel Hampton - Flying Home

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
add Buddy DeFranco (clarinet)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 13, 1954
1561-6Flying Home
1564-2Dinah
** also issued on Verve MGV 8112.

MGC 736   Lionel Hampton - Swingin' With Hamp

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 12, 1954
1549-3April In Paris
1558-2Moonglow
add Buddy DeFranco (clarinet)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 13, 1954
1565-2On The Sunny Side Of The Street
1566-1Je Ne Sais Pas
Lionel Hampton (vibraphone, piano, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 15, 1954
1973-1China Boy
** also issued on Verve MGV 8113.

MGC 737   Lionel Hampton - Hamp Roars Again (not released)

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
** transfered to Clef MGC 670.

MGC 738   Lionel Hampton - Hamp!

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
** reissue of Clef MGC 673 entitled "The Lionel Hampton Quartet".

MGC 739   The Genius Of Bud Powell

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 entitled "Bud Powell's Moods".

MGC 740   Flip Phillips - Rock With Flip

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
** reissue of Clef MGC 637 entitled "The Flip Phillips Quintet".

MGC 741   The Art Tatum Trio (not released)

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
** transfered to Clef MGC 643.

MGC 742   Down Beat Critics Poll Winners (not released)

Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 12, 1954
2045-1We'll Be Together Again
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
2127-1It Had To Be You
Art Tatum (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 1955
2215-1 | 62VK458With A Song In My Heart
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 13, 1956
2657-1 | 62VK455Pres Returns
Hank Jones (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (cello) Ray Brown (bass) Henry Bellson (drums)
NYC, February 11, 1956
2752-16Jor-Du
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 saxophone) Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins (tenor saxophone) Marty Flax (baritone saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, May 18 & 19, 1956
2835-1I Can't Get Started
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet, arranger) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto saxophone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals)
NYC, June 26, 1956
2907-4Low Life

MGC 743   Metronome All-Stars 1956

George Wallington (piano)
NYC, June 18, 1956
2859-1Lady Fair
Thad Jones (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Tony Scott (clarinet) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Teddy Charles (vibraphone) Billy Taylor (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
2860-1Billie's Bounce
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet, arranger) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto saxophone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) 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
2903Every Day I Have The Blues
Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker (trombone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams (vocals)
2904-5Party Blues
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet, arranger) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto saxophone) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, June 27, 1956
2911-2One O'Clock Jump (long version)
2912-2 | 62VK450Basie's Back In Town
** also issued on Verve MGV 8030.

MGC 744   Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Big Four

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 12, 1954
1552-4That Old Black Magic, Part 1
1552-5That Old Black Magic, Part 2
1556-2Blues For Norman
same personnel
NYC, September 13, 1954
1947-1It's A Blue World
1949When The Saints Go Marching In
1951-1Midnight Sun
** also issued on Verve MGV 8117.

MGC 745   Woody Herman - Jazz The Utmost!

Roy Caton, Don Fagerquist, Lee Fortier, John Howell (trumpet) Carl Fontana, Jack Green, Urbie Green (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Dick Hafer, Arno Marsh, Bill Perkins (tenor saxophone) Sam Staff (baritone saxophone, flute) Nat Pierce (piano, celeste) Chubby Jackson (bass) Sonny Igoe (drums) Dolly Houston (vocals)
NYC, July 7, 1952
P47517Singin' In The Rain
Roy Caton, Phil Cook, Chris Griffin, Doug Mettome, Stu Williamson (trumpet) Carl Fontana, Jack Green, Urbie Green (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Dick Hafer, Arno Marsh, Bill Perkins (tenor saxophone) Sam Staff (baritone saxophone, flute) Nat Pierce (piano, celeste) Chubby Jackson (bass) Art Mardigan (drums) Dolly Houston (vocals)
NYC, December 29, 1952
P48436Mother Goose Jumps
P48439Buck Dance
Joe Burnette, Roy Caton, Tommy DiCarlo, Stu Williamson (trumpet) Carl Fontana, Jack Green, Urbie Green (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone) Dick Hafer, Arno Marsh, Bill Trujillo (tenor saxophone) Sam Staff (baritone saxophone, flute) Nat Pierce (piano) Red Kelly (bass) Art Mardigan (drums) Clark Curtis (vocals)
NYC, May 14, 1953
P49195Moody
P49501I'm Through With Love
P49502It Just Isn't Home Without You
P49673Beau Jazz
Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Bobby Styles, Harold Wegbreit, Stu Williamson (trumpet) Vernon Friley, Urbie Green, Frank Rehak, Kai Winding (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Jerry Coker, Dick Hafer, Bill Trujillo (tenor saxophone) Sam Staff (baritone saxophone, flute) Nat Pierce (piano) Red Kelly (bass) Art Mardigan (drums)
NYC, September 11, 1953
P49807I Love Paris
P49808The Moon Is Blue
Bill Castagnino, Dick Collins, John Howell, Reuben McFall, Al Porcino (trumpet) Cy Touff (bass trumpet) Dick Kenney, Keith Moon (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals -1, clarinet, alto saxophone -2) Jerry Coker, Dick Hafer, Bill Perkins (tenor saxophone) Sam Taylor (tenor saxophone -1) Jack Nimitz (baritone saxophone) Nat Pierce (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar -1) Lloyd Trotman (bass -1) Red Kelly (bass -2) Panama Francis (drums -1) Chuck Flores (drums -2)
NYC, March 30, 1954
1. P50935Mess Around
2. P50938 | 63VK538Mambo The Most, Part 2 (Mambo The Utmost)
Bill Castagnino, Dick Collins, John Howell, Al Porcino, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Cy Touff (bass trumpet) Dick Kenney, Keith Moon (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone) Dick Hafer, Dave Madden, Bill Perkins (tenor saxophone) Jack Nimitz (baritone saxophone) Nat Pierce (piano) Red Kelly (bass) Chuck Flores (drums)
Omaha, NE, July 13-15, 1954
Indian Summer
Tenderly
Stardust
** also issued on Verve MGV 8014.

MGC 746   Presenting The Art Tatum Trio (not released)

Art Tatum (piano) Red Callender (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 27, 1956
2667-1Blue Lou
2668-1If
2669-1Some Other Spring
2670-1More Than You Know
2671-1Just One Of Those Things
2672-1I'll Never Be The Same
2673-2Love For Sale
2674-2I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans
2675-2Isn't It Romantic
2676-2 | 62VK467Trio Blues
** transfered to Verve MGV 8118.

MGC 747   Dizzy Gillespie/Django Reinhardt - Jazz From Paris (not released)

Maurice Vander (piano) Django Reinhardt (guitar) Pierre Michelot (bass) Jean-Louis Viale (drums)
Paris, France, March 10, 1952
17276Blues For Ike
17277September Song
17278Night And Day
17279Insensiblement
17280Manoir De Mes Reves
17281Nuages
17282Brazil
17283Confessin'
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Guy Destanges, Andre Gosset, Rene "Benny" Vasseur (trombone) Rene Bigerille (flute) Robert Jeannoutot (oboe) Jean Louchez (bassoon) Albert Gillot (clarinet) Yvan Allouche, Maurice Elhan, Lionel Galt, Leon Locatelli, Octave Marchesini, Georges Mignot, Albert Mousseux, Roger Sanard, Jean Sauvage (violin) Gabriel Beauvais, Andre Saulnier (viola) Pierre Coddee, Georges Schwartz (cello) Bernard Galais (harp) Arnold Ross (piano) Jean-Jacques Tilche (guitar) Joe Benjamin (bass) Bill Clark (drums) Jo Boyer, Daniel White (arranger)
"Theatre Des Champs-Elysees", Paris, France, April 5, 1952
14789The Man I Love
14790Night And Day
14791Sweet And Lovely
14792My Old Flame
14793I Waited For You
14794Ghost Of A Chance
** transfered to Verve MGV 8015.

MGC 748   Various Artists - Jazz From St. Germain Des Pres (not released)

Don Byas (tenor saxophone) Art Simmons (piano) Jean-Jacques Tilche (guitar) Roger Grasset (bass) Claude Marty (drums)
Paris, France, July 4, 1950
9228Talk Of The Town
9230A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
Bernard Peiffer (piano)
Paris, France, March 12, 1952
14737Caravan
14738Jalousie
Bernard Peiffer (piano) Pierre Michelot (bass) Jean-Louis Viale (drums)
Paris, France, March 31, 1952
15020Hit That Jive Jack
Bernard Peiffer (piano) Joe Benjamin (bass) Bill Clark (drums)
Paris, France, April 4, 1952
15171Sometimes I'm Happy
Don Byas (tenor saxophone) Art Simmons (piano) Joe Benjamin (bass) Bill Clark (drums)
Paris, France, April 10, 1952
14992Somebody Loves Me
14993I Cover The Waterfront
14995Old Folks
14996Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
14997Riviera Blues
15000Laura
Bernard Peiffer (piano) Pierre Michelot (bass) Jean-Louis Viale (drums)
Paris, France, May 23, 1952
17390On The Champs-Elysees
17391Jingle Bells
17394Almost Like Being In Love
** transfered to Verve MGV 8119.

MGC 749   Count Basie - Basie In Europe (not released)

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 Foster (tenor saxophone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals)
live in Goteborg, Sweden, September 7, 1956
63VK260Jumpin' At The Woodside
63VK259Shiny Stockings
How High The Moon
Nails
Flute Juice
Blee Blop Blues
Alright, Okay, You Win
Roll 'Em Pete
The Comeback
Blues Backstage
Corner Pocket
One O'Clock Jump
** transfered to Verve MGV 8199.

MGC 750   Illinois Jacquet - Swing's The Thing

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Jones (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 1956
4022-4Achtung
4023-4Harlem Nocturne
4024-3Las Vegas Blues
4025-3Can't We Be Friends
4026-8Have You Met Miss Jones
4027-4Lullaby Of The Leaves
** also issued on Verve MGV 8023.

MGC 751   The Oscar Peterson Trio At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival (not released)

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
"Stratford Shakespearean Festival", Stratford, Canada, August 8, 1956
Falling In Love With Love
How About You
Flamingo
Swinging On A Star
Noreen's Nocturne
Gypsy In My Soul
How High The Moon
Love You Madly
52nd Street Theme
** transfered to Verve MGV 8024.

MGC 752   not used

MGC 753   Phil Nimmons (not released)

Erich Taugott (trumpet) Ross Culley (trombone) Phil Nimmons (clarinet) Jerry Toth (alto saxophone) Julian Filanowski (tenor saxophone) Eddie Karam (baritone saxophone) Vic Gentro (accordion) Rudy Toth (piano) Murray Lauder (bass) Jack McQuade (drums)
"Stratford Shakespearean Festival", Stratford, Canada, circa August 8, 1956???
April In Paris
Humphy
Pick Yourself Up
Muggs
Rhumba Pseudo
Someone To Watch Over Me
Stompin' At The Savoy
We'll Be Together Again
** transfered to Verve MGV 8025.

Clef JATP series (12 inch LP)

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

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

MG VOL.16   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 16

Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 19, 1953
Cool Blues
Ballad Medley
The Challenges
The Drum Battle
One O'Clock Jump
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
The Blues
Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard, Gene Krupa (drums)
Flying Home
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Lollobrigida
Pompton Turnpike
Swinging On A Star
Love For Sale
Swinging Till The Girls Come Home
add Lester Young (tenor saxophone) J.C. Heard (drums)
Lester's Blues
I Cover The Waterfront
Lester Gambols
Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Gene Krupa (drums)
Indiana
Somebody Loves Me
Laura
Stompin' At The Savoy
Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano, organ) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
live at concert, late September, 1953
Concert Blues
** also issued on Verve MG VOL.9 entitled "Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 9".

MG VOL.17   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 17

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
"Bushnell Memorial Auditorium", Hartford, CT, September 17, 1954
Jazz Concert Blues
The Challenges
The Ballad Medley
Drum Solo
Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
How High The Moon
Body And Soul
Flying Home
Raymond Tunia (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
The Man That Got Away
Hernando's Hideaway
Later
A Foggy Day
Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
I'll Remember April
Autumn Leaves
Now's The Time
Air Mail Special
Avalon
It's Only A Paper Moon
Easy Living
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Nuages
Love For Sale
Come To The Mardi Gras
Should I
** also issued on Verve MG VOL.10 entitled "Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10".

MG VOL.18   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 18

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Opera House", Chicago, IL, October 2, 1955
The Blues
The Modern Set
The Swing Set
The Ballad Medley
Buddy Rich's Explosion
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Anything Goes
Baby, Baby All The Time
Budo
Easy Does It
Sunday
Eddie Shu (trumpet, tenor saxophone, clarinet) Bobby Scott (piano) Whitey Mitchell (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
By The Sleepy Lagoon
Sing, Sing, Sing
Drum Boogie
** also issued on Verve MG VOL.11 entitled "Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 11".

Clef 1000 series (12 inch LP)

MGC 1001   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story #1

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

MGC 1002   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story #2

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

MGC 1003   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story #3

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

MGC 1004   Fred Astaire - The Astaire Story #4

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

Clef 4000 series (12 inch LP)

MGC 4001   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 4002   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 4003   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
** also issued on Clef MGC 653; Verve MGV 8051.

MGC 4004   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
** also issued on Clef MGC 654; Verve MGV 8052.

MGC 4005   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
** also issued on Clef MGC 655; Verve MGV 8053.

MGC 4006   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
** also issued on Clef MGC 656; Verve MGV 8054.

MGC 4007   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
** also issued on Clef MGC 674; Verve MGV 8060; ARS G 419.

Clef 2000 series (12 inch LP)

MGC 2002-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum

Art Tatum (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1953
1411-1Can't We Be Friends
1412-1This Can't Be Love
1413-4Elegy
1414-1Memories Of You
1415-4Over The Rainbow
1416-2If You Hadn't Gone Away (Blues In My Heart)
1417-1Body And Soul
1418-2The Man I Love
1419-1Makin' Whoopee
1421-1Begin The Beguine
1422-1Humoresque
1423-1Louise
1424-1Love For Sale
1425-1Judy
1426-1I'm Comin' Virginia
1427-2Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
1428-1Dixieland Band
1429-1Embraceable You
1430-1Come Rain Or Come Shine
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
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
1480-1Mighty Lak A Rose
** same contents as Clef MGC 612 + MGC 613 + MGC 614 + MGC 615 + MGC 618.