Verve Records Discography: 1947-1948

1947

Jazz At The Philharmonic

unknown artists
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, February 15, 1947
unknown titlesClef unissued

Jazz At The Philharmonic

unknown artists: same personnel
"Syria Mosque Auditorium", Pittsburgh, PA, March 5, 1947
unknown titlesClef unissued

Charlie Ventura All Stars At JATP

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Marjorie Hyams (vibes -4) Ralph Burns (piano -1/3) Mary Lou Williams (piano -4) Bill DeArango (guitar) Curly Russell (bass) Dave Tough (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, April 5, 1947
1.Ghost Of A ChanceNorgran MGN 1041
2.Characteristically B.H.-
3.Ralph Burns-
4.Just You, Just Me-
* Norgran MGN 1041; Verve MGV 8132   Charlie Ventura's Carnegie Hall Concert

Hank Jones Trio At JATP

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Hank Jones (piano) Sidney Catlett (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, April 5, 1947
SummertimeNorgran MGN 1041
Sid Flips His Lid-
* Norgran MGN 1041; Verve MGV 8132   Charlie Ventura's Carnegie Hall Concert

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) unknown (piano) unknown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, May 12, 1947
BluesClef unissued

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Pete Brown, Willie Smith (alto sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Lee Paul (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, May 24, 1947
PerdidoClef unissued
What Is This Thing Called Love-
Blues-
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Pete Brown, Willie Smith (alto sax -2) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Kenny Kersey (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
1.Hawk's Idea / Body And Soul / Hawk's Blues / I Surrender, Dear / Rockin' Chair / Duet-
2.C Jam Blues-
Buck Clayton, Rex Stewart (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone) Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax -2) Kenny Kersey (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
1.My Old Flame / Blues-
2.Flying Home / Lady Be Good / Ghost Of A Chance / C Jam Blues-
Bobby Tucker (piano) Billie Holiday (vocals)
You Better Go NowVerve (J) 00MJ-3480/89
You're Driving Me Crazy-
There Is No Greater Love-
I Cover The Waterfront-
* Verve (J) 00MJ-3480/89   Billie Holiday On Verve 1946-1959

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) unknown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Academy Of Music", Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 1947
BluesClef unissued
Duet-
Cocktails For Two-
Stuffy-

Flip Phillips Quartet At JATP

Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) unknown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Academy Of Music", Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 1947
Lover Come Back To MeClef unissued
Flying Home-

Bill Harris Quartet At JATP

Bill Harris (trombone) Hank Jones (piano) unknown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Academy Of Music", Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 1947
Mean To MeClef unissued
Lady Be Good-

Illinois Jacquet Quartet At JATP

Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) unknown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Academy Of Music", Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 1947
Bottoms UpClef unissued
Robbin's Nest-
Blues-

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) unknown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Academy Of Music", Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 1947
How High The MoonClef unissued

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 27, 1947
1884/1886 | 186/188Perdido, Part 1Mercury MG 35000; Verve MG VOL.6, VSP 16, VSP 43
1887/1889 | 189/191Perdido, Part 2-
2447/2449 | 192/194Mordido, Part 1Mercury MG 35009; Verve MG VOL.6, VSP 16
2450/2452 | 195/197Mordido, Part 2-
2453/2456 | 200/203EndidoMercury MG 35002; Verve MG VOL.5, VSP 43
198/199I Surrender, DearMercury MG 35002; Verve MG VOL.6, VSP 15
* Verve MG VOL.6   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 6
* Verve VSP 16   The JATP All Stars - Perdido
* Verve VSP 43   Jazz At The Philharmonic - The Best Of JATP
* Verve MG VOL.5   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 5
* Verve VSP 15   The JATP All Stars - How High The Moon
* Mercury MG 35000, MG VOL.8, MG VOL.8x45; Clef MG VOL.8   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 8
* Mercury MG 35009, MG VOL.9, MG VOL.9x45; Clef MG VOL.9   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 9
* Mercury MG 35002, MG VOL.10, MG VOL.10x45; Clef MG VOL.10   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10

Jazz At The Philharmonic (78 rpm Masters)

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums): same session
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 27, 1947
1884 | 186 | 62VK212Perdido, Part 1Mercury 11000, 11011; Clef 110; Mercury 8904; Verve VK 106
1885 | 187 | 62VK213Perdido, Part 2-
1886 | 188Perdido, Part 3Mercury 11002; Clef 111
1887 | 189Perdido, Part 4-
1888 | 190Perdido, Part 5Mercury 11001
1889 | 191Perdido, Part 6-
2447 | 192Mordido, Part 1Mercury 11013
2448 | 193Mordido, Part 2Mercury 11014
2449 | 194Mordido, Part 3Mercury 11015
2450 | 195Mordido, Part 4-
2451 | 196Mordido, Part 5Mercury 11014
2452 | 197Mordido, Part 6Mercury 11013
2453 | 200Endido, Part 1Mercury 11019
2454 | 201Endido, Part 2Mercury 11020
2455 | 202Endido, Part 3-
2456 | 203Endido, Part 4Mercury 11019
198I Surrender, Dear, Part 1Mercury 11021
199I Surrender, Dear, Part 2-
* Verve VK 106   Flip Phillips - Perdido, Part 1&2
* Mercury 11000, 11000x45; Clef 11000, 11000x45   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Perdido, Part 1&2
* Mercury 11011, 11011x45; Clef 11011, 11011x45   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Perdido, Part 1&2
* Clef 110   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Perdido, Part 1&2
* Mercury 8904, 8904x45; Clef 8904, 8904x45   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Perdido, Part 1&2
* Mercury 11002, 11002x45; Clef 11002, 11002x45   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Perdido, Part 3&4
* Clef 111   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Perdido, Part 3&4
* Mercury 11001, 11001x45; Clef 11001, 11001x45   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Perdido, Part 5&6
* Mercury 11013, 11013x45; Clef 11013, 11013x45   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Mordido, Part 1,6
* Mercury 11014, 11014x45; Clef 11014, 11014x45   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Mordido, Part 2,5
* Mercury 11015, 11015x45; Clef 11015, 11015x45   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Mordido, Part 3,4
* Mercury 11019, 11019x45; Clef 11019, 11019x45   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Endido, Part 1,4
* Mercury 11020, 11020x45; Clef 11020, 11020x45   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Endido, Part 2,3
* Mercury 11021, 11021x45; Clef 11021, 11021x45   Jazz At The Philharmonic - I Surrender, Dear, Part 1&2

Hank Jones Solo

Hank Jones (piano)
probably NYC, September-October, 1947
601 | 236 | 1965-1The Night We Called It A DayMercury 1131; Clef 112; Mercury MG 25022; Clef MGC 707
602 | 237 | 1964-1YesterdaysMercury 1130; Clef 113; Mercury MG 25022; Clef MGC 707
603 | 238 | 1966-1You're BlaseMercury 1131; Clef 113; Mercury MG 25022; Clef MGC 707
604 | 239 | 1963-1Tea For TwoMercury 1130; Clef 112; Mercury MG 25022; Clef MGC 707
605 | 240 | 1967-1Blues For Lady DayMercury 1132; Clef 114; Mercury MG 25022; Clef MGC 707
606 | 241 | 1968-1Blue Room-
* Clef MGC 707   Piano Solo By Hank Jones - Urbanity
= Verve MGV 8091   Hank Jones Piano - Urbanity
* Mercury MG 25022, MG 35014, MGC 100; Clef MGC 100   Hank Jones' Piano
* Mercury 1131   Hank Jones - The Night We Called It A Day / You're Blase
= Mercury A 61   Hank Jones - Bebop Piano
* Clef 112   Hank Jones - The Night We Called It A Day / Tea For Two
* Mercury 1130   Hank Jones - Yesterdays / Tea For Two
= Mercury A 61   Hank Jones - Bebop Piano
* Clef 113   Hank Jones - Yesterdays / You're Blase
* Mercury 1132   Hank Jones - Blues For Lady Day / Blue Room
= Mercury A 61   Hank Jones - Bebop Piano
* Clef 114   Hank Jones - Blues For Lady Day / Blue Room

Flip Phillips - Howard McGhee Boptet

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, circa September-October, 1947
607D | 229CakeMercury 8104, 8902, MGC 109 (alt.); Clef MGC 693
608E | 230 | 1895Znarg BluesMercury 8105, 8903, MGC 109 (alt.); Clef MGC 693
609B | 231 | 1896My Old Flame-
610D | 232CoolMercury 8104, 8902, MGC 109 (alt.); Clef MGC 693
* Clef MGC 693; Verve MGV 8077   Flip Phillips - Flip
* Mercury MGC 109 (alt.); Clef MGC 109; Universal (J) UCCV-9117   Flip Phillips - Collates
* Mercury 8104   Flip Phillips - Cake / Cool
* Mercury 8902, 8902x45; Clef 8902, 8902x45   Flip Phillips/Howard McGhee - Cake / Cool
* Mercury 8105   Flip Phillips - Znarg Blues / My Old Flame
* Mercury 8903, 8903x45; Clef 8903, 8903x45   Flip Phillips/Howard McGhee - Znarg Blues / My Old Flame

Willie Smith Quintet

Willie Smith (alto sax) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, circa November, 1947
1508 | 233 | 1900Sophisticated LadyMercury Jazz Scene; Clef MGC 4007
1516 | 234 | 1898Not So Bop BluesMercury 8103, 8901; Norgran MGN 1035
1517 | 235 | 1899Tea For Two-
* Clef MGC 4007, MGC 674; Verve MGV 8060; ARS G 419   Various Artists - The Jazz Scene
* Norgran MGN 1035; Verve MGV 8126   Various Artists - Alto Saxes
* Mercury Jazz Scene; Clef MG VOL.1   Various Artists - The Jazz Scene
* Mercury 8103   Willie Smith - Not So Bop Blues / Tea For Two
* Mercury 8901, 8901x45; Clef 8901, 8901x45   Willie Smith - Not So Bop Blues / Tea For Two

Gene Ammons Sextet With Earl Coleman

Gail Brockman (trumpet) John "Flaps" Dungee (alto, baritone sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals -3) A.K. Salim (arranger)
Chicago, IL, December 10, 1947
1. 1390Blowing The Family JewelsMercury 8905; EmArcy EMS 2-400
2. 1391Sugar-Coated-
3. 1392-2Dues In BluesMercury 8080; EmArcy EMS 2-400
4. 1393Jay JayMercury (J) 25PJ-58/61
* EmArcy EMS 2-400   Gene Ammons - Jug Sessions
* Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61   Various Artists - Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album
* Mercury 8905, 8905x45; Clef 8905, 8905x45   Gene Ammons - Blowing The Family Jewels / Sugar-Coated
* Mercury 8080   Gene Ammons - Odd-En-Dow / Dues In Blues

Charlie Parker Overdubbed On Neal Hefti's Orchestra

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 sax) Charlie Parker (alto sax -1) Pete Mondello, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Manny Albam (baritone sax) 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 | 62VK205RepetitionMercury Jazz Scene; Clef MGC 4007; Verve VK 102, MGV 8001, VE2 2501
2. 2072RhumbacitoMercury Jazz Scene; Clef MGC 4007
* Clef MGC 4007, MGC 674; Verve MGV 8060; ARS G 419   Various Artists - The Jazz Scene
* Verve MGV 8001   The Charlie Parker Story #2
= Verve MGV 8100-3   The Charlie Parker Story
* Verve VE2 2501   Charlie Parker - The Verve Years 1948-1950
* Mercury Jazz Scene; Clef MG VOL.1   Various Artists - The Jazz Scene
* Verve VK 102   Charlie Parker - Just Friends / Repetition

1948

Machito And His Orchestra

Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Charlie Parker (alto sax -2,4) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax -1,3) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 20, 1948
1. 2154-9 | 300No Noise, Part 1Mercury 11012, MGC 511; Verve MGV 2032, VE2 2522
2. 2155-2 | 301-2No Noise, Part 2-
3. 2156 | 302BucabuMercury 8947, MGC 511; Verve MGV 2032
4. 2157-1 | 303Mango MangueMercury 11017, MGC 511; Verve MGV 8000, VE2 2522
* Verve MGV 2032   Various Artists - Potpourri Of Jazz
* Verve VE2 2522   Machito/Chico O'Farrill/Dizzy Gillespie - Afro-Cuban Jazz
* Verve MGV 8000   The Charlie Parker Story #1
= Verve MGV 8100-3   The Charlie Parker Story
* Mercury MGC 511; Clef MGC 511   Machito Jazz With Flip And Bird
* Mercury 11012; Clef 11012   Charlie Parker/Flip Phillips/Machito - No Noise, Part 1&2
* Mercury 8947, 8947x45; Clef 8947, 8947x45   Flip Phillips/Machito - Bucabu / Sonoro
* Mercury 11017; Clef 11017   Charlie Parker/Machito - Mango Mangue / Okie Doke

Leadbelly

Huddie Ledbetter (guitar, vocals)
NYC, 1948
101634Easy RiderFolkways FA 2942; Verve-Folkways FTS 3019
101635Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out-
101636Hesitation Blues-
101637Darktown Strutter's Ball-
101638Careless Love-
101639Cry For Me-
101640How Come You Do Me Like You Do-
101641Midnight Special-
101642Sweet Jenny Lee-
101643Yellow Gal-
1016444, 5 And 9-
* Folkways FA 2942   Leadbelly's Last Sessions, Vol. 2
* Verve-Folkways FTS 3019   Leadbelly - From Last Sessions

Coleman Hawkins Solo

Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax)
circa 1948 or January, 1945
2073 | 63VK641PicassoMercury Jazz Scene; Clef MGC 4007; Verve V/V6 8568
* Clef MGC 4007, MGC 674; Verve MGV 8060; ARS G 419   Various Artists - The Jazz Scene
* Verve V/V6 8568   The Essential Coleman Hawkins
* Mercury Jazz Scene; Clef MG VOL.1   Various Artists - The Jazz Scene