Verve Records Discography: 1953

1953

Charlie Ventura Quartet

Charlie Ventura (alto,tenor,baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Bob Carter (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, January 5, 1953
1114-6Blues For TwoNorgran MGN 8, MGN 1075
1115-3Somebody Loves Me-
1116-10Crazy Rhythm-
1117-1All The Things You Are-
* Norgran MGN 1075; Verve MGV 8165   Charlie Ventura - Blue Saxophone
* Norgran MGN 8   The Charlie Ventura Quartet

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Roy Caton, Phil Cook, Tommy DiCarlo, Dick Sherman, Stu Williamson (trumpet) Will Bradley, Carl Fontana, Jack 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) Candido, Jose Mangual (percussion)
NYC, January 13, 1953
P48737No True LoveMars M 700; Verve MGV 2030
P48738Go Down The Wishing RoadMars M 1001; Verve MGV 2030
P48739 | 63VK534Blue LouMars M 700; Verve MGV 8207, MGV 8216
P48740A Fool In LoveMars M 600; Verve MGV 2030
P48741 | 63VK540WooftieVerve MGV 8216
* Verve MGV 2030   Woody Herman - Early Autumn
* Verve MGV 8207   Various Artists - Here Come The Swinging Bands
* Verve MGV 8216   Woody Herman - Men From Mars
= Verve V/V6 8558   Woody Herman - Hey! Heard The Herd
* Mars M 700   Woody Herman - No True Love / Blue Lou
* Mars M 1001   Woody Herman - Go Down The Wishing Road / Run Joe
* Mars M 600   Woody Herman - Buck Dance / A Fool In Love

Woody Herman And The Woodchoppers

Will Bradley, Carl Fontana (trombone) Arno Marsh, Bill Perkins (tenor saxophone) Sam Staff (baritone saxophone, flute) Nat Pierce (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Art Mardigan (drums) Candido, Jose Mangual (percussion) Woody Herman (vocals)
NYC, January 14, 1953
P48799Never Mind The Noise In The MarketVerve MGV 2030
P48800Run JoeMars M 1001; Verve MGV 2030
P48801Fancy WomanVerve MGV 2030
P48802Eight Babies To Mind-
* Verve MGV 2030   Woody Herman - Early Autumn
* Mars M 1001   Woody Herman - Go Down The Wishing Road / Run Joe

Teddy Wilson Trio

Teddy Wilson (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, April 13, 1953
1200-4EmalineClef MGC 140; Norgran MGN 1051
1201-2TenderlyClef 89071, MGC 140; Norgran MGN 1051
1202-5Everything Happens To MeClef MGC 140; Norgran MGN 1036, MGN 1051
1203-1LizaClef 89071, MGC 140; Norgran MGN 1051
* Norgran MGN 1051   Teddy Wilson - Intimate Listening (not released)
= Verve MGV 2011   Teddy Wilson - Intimate Listening
* Norgran MGN 1036; Verve MGV 8127   Various Artists - Piano Interpretations
* Clef MGC 140   Teddy Wilson - The Didactic Mr. Wilson
* Clef 89071, 89071x45   Teddy Wilson - Tenderly / Liza

Gene Krupa Sextet

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 IdeaClef 89099, MGC 152, MGC 703
1205-4Coronation HopClef 89057, MGC 152, MGC 687
1206-5ParadiseClef 89057, MGC 152, MGC 703
1207-11OvertimeClef 89099, MGC 152, MGC 687
* Clef MGC 703; Verve MGV 8087   Gene Krupa - Drum Boogie
* Clef MGC 687; Verve MGV 8071   The Exciting Gene Krupa And His Quartet
* Clef MGC 152; Universal (J) UCCV 9039   The Gene Krupa Sextet #2
* Clef 89099, 89099x45   Gene Krupa - Capital Idea / Overtime
* Clef 89057, 89057x45   Gene Krupa - Coronation Hop / Paradise

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 15, 1953
1208-9FerdinandoClef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1026
1209-3It Could Happen To YouNorgran MGN 1026
1210-5Autumn In New YorkClef 89067; Norgran MGN 1026
1211-8Bass On BallsNorgran MGN 1026
1212-4 | 63VK737Left FieldNorgran MGN 1026; Verve V/V6 8579
1213-3Show EyesClef 89067; Norgran MGN 1026
1213-?Show Eyes (alt. take)Norgran EPN 123
* Norgran MGN 1026   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
= Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159   Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Clarinet
* Verve V/V6 8579   Various Artists - Winners All! Down Beat Jazz Poll
* Clef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 3   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
* Norgran EPN 123   The Buddy DeFranco Quartet
* Clef 89067, 89067x45   Buddy DeFranco - Autumn In New York / Show Eyes

Stan Getz Quintet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Williams (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Al Levitt (drums)
NYC, April 16, 1953
1214-1Cool MixClef 89090, MGC 143
1215-5Rustic HopClef 89090, MGC 143; Verve MGV 8200
1215-7-unissued
1216-1Have You Met Miss JonesClef 89059, MGC 143
1217-2EruditionClef 89059, MGC 143; Verve MGV 8341
* Verve MGV 8200   Stan Getz And The Cool Sounds
= ARS G 407   The Cool Jazz Of Stan Getz
* Verve MGV 8341   Various Artists - Special College Jazz Album (complimentary record)
* Clef MGC 143   The Artistry Of Stan Getz
* Clef 89090, 89090x45   Stan Getz - Cool Mix / Rustic Hop
* Clef 89059, 89059x45   Stan Getz - Have You Met Miss Jones / Erudition

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 20, 1953
1218-6But Not For MeClef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1026
1219-4When Your Lover Has GoneClef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1068
1220-3The Things We Did Last Summer-
1221-1Buddy's BluesNorgran MGN 1026
* Norgran MGN 1026   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
= Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159   Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Clarinet
* Norgran MGN 1068; Verve MGV 8158   Buddy DeFranco - Jazz Tones
* Clef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 3   Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Roy Eldridge Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (organ) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, April 20, 1953
1222-1Love For SaleClef 89056, MGC 150, MGC 705; Verve VE2 2531
1223-5 | 62VK206Dale's WailClef 89056, MGC 150, MGC 639, MGC 705; Verve VK 103, MGV 8194, VE2 2531
1224-3The Man I LoveClef MGC 150, MGC 705; Verve VE2 2531
1225-2Oscar's Arrangement-
* Clef MGC 705; Verve MGV 8089   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail
* Verve VE2 2531   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail
* Clef MGC 639   Various Artists - Our Best
* Verve MGV 8194   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #1
* Clef MGC 150   The Roy Eldridge Quintet
* Verve VK 103   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail / Rockin' Chair
* Clef 89056, 89056x45   Roy Eldridge - Love For Sale / Dale's Wail

Ben Webster Quintet

Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, April 21, 1953
1226-2Poutin'Clef unissued
1227-9CottontailMercury 89063; Norgran MGN 1001
1228-4Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)-
1229-3Bounce BluesNorgran MGN 1001
* Norgran MGN 1001   The Consummate Artistry Of Ben Webster
= Norgran MGN 1089   Ben Webster - King Of The Tenors
= Verve MGV 8020   Ben Webster - King Of Tenors
* Mercury 89063, 89063x45; Clef 89063, 89063x45   Ben Webster - Cottontail / Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

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
P49194 | 63VK533Men From MarsMars M 800; Verve MGV 8216
P49195MoodyMars M 800; Clef MGC 745
P49501I'm Through With LoveMars M 1000; Clef MGC 745
P49502It Just Isn't Home Without You-
P49673Beau JazzMars M 900; Clef MGC 745
* Verve MGV 8216   Woody Herman - Men From Mars
= Verve V/V6 8558   Woody Herman - Hey! Heard The Herd
* Clef MGC 745; Verve MGV 8014   Woody Herman - Jazz The Utmost!
* Mars M 800   Woody Herman - Men From Mars / Moody
* Mars M 1000   Woody Herman - I'm Through With Love / It Just Isn't Home Without You
* Mars M 900   Woody Herman - Moten Stomp / Beau Jazz

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, May 21, 1953
1230-1I'm Glad There Is YouClef MGC 145; Verve MGV 2012; Mosaic MD7-241
1231-1Polka Dots And MoonbeamsClef 89106, MGC 145; Verve MGV 2012; Mosaic MD7-241
1232-1One For My Baby-
1233-3I Hear MusicClef 89093, MGC 145; Verve MGV 2012; Mosaic MD7-241
1234-2Autumn In New York-
1235-4I Can't Give You Anything But LoveClef 89062, MGC 145; Verve MGV 2012; Mosaic MD7-241
1236-3Spring Is Here-
1237-2The Things We Did Last SummerClef MGC 145; Verve MGV 2012; Mosaic MD7-241
* Verve MGV 2012   The Vocal Styling Of Oscar Peterson - Romance
* Mosaic MD7-241   The Complete Clef/Mercury Recordings Of Oscar Peterson Trio
* Clef MGC 145   Oscar Peterson Sings
* Clef 89106, 89106x45   Oscar Peterson - Polka Dots And Moonbeams / One For My Baby
* Clef 89093, 89093x45   Oscar Peterson - I Hear Music / Autumn In New York
* Clef 89062, 89062x45   Oscar Peterson - I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Spring Is Here

Charlie Parker Quartet With Gil Evans Orchestra

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
1238-1In The Still Of The NightVerve (J) J00J-29001/10
1238-2--
1238-3--
1238-4--
1238-5--
1238-6--
1238-7-Mercury 11100; Clef MGC 646; Verve MGV 8009, MGV 8000, VE2 2523
1239-1Old FolksVerve (J) J00J-29001/10
1239-2--
1239-3--
1239-4--
1239-5--
1239-6--
1239-7--
1239-8--
1239-9-Mercury 11100; Clef MGC 646; Verve MGV 8009, MGV 8000, V6 8787, VE2 2523
1240-9If I Love AgainVerve MGV 8009, VE2 2523
* Clef MGC 646   The Magnificent Charlie Parker
= Clef MGC 733   Charlie Parker - Yardbird (not released)
* Verve MGV 8009   The Genius Of Charlie Parker #7 - Jazz Perennial
* Verve MGV 8000   The Charlie Parker Story #1
= Verve MGV 8100-3   The Charlie Parker Story
* Verve VE2 2523   Charlie Parker - The Verve Years 1952-1954
* Verve V6 8787   Charlie Parker - The Bird Set
* Verve (J) J00J-29001/10   The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve - Bird
* Mercury 11100, 11100x45; Clef 11100, 11100x45   Charlie Parker - In The Still Of The Night / Old Folks

Count Basie And His Orchestra

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 RockClef MGC 626, MGC 724
1257-5Blues Go AwayClef MGC 626, MGC 723
1258One O'Clock Jumpunissued
* Clef MGC 626   Count Basie Dance Session, Vol. 1
* Clef MGC 724; Verve MGV 8104   Count Basie - The King Of Swing
* Clef MGC 723; Verve MGV 8018   Count Basie - Basie Roars Again

Charlie Parker Quartet

Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fulton Recording Studios, NYC, July 28, 1953
1246-1Chi-ChiVerve MGV 8005, 825 671-2
1246-2-Verve (J) J00J-29001/10, 825 671-2
1246-3-Verve MGV 8005, V/V6 8409, VE2 2523, 825 671-2
1246-4Chi-Chi (alt. take)Verve 825 671-2
1246-5Chi-ChiVerve (J) J00J-29001/10, 825 671-2
1246-6-Clef 89138, MGC 157; Verve MGV 8005, 825 671-2
1247-1I Remember YouClef 89138, MGC 157; Verve MGV 8005, VE2 2523, 825 671-2
1248-1Now's The TimeClef MGC 157; Verve MGV 8005, MGV 8001, V3HB 8840, VE2 2523, 825 671-2
1249-1ConfirmationVerve (J) J00J-29001/10, 825 671-2
1249-2--
1249-3-Verve MGV 8005, MGV 8001, V3HB 8840, VE2 2523, 825 671-2
* Verve MGV 8005   The Genius Of Charlie Parker #3 - Now's The Time
= ARS G 441   Charlie Parker - Now's The Time
* Verve V/V6 8409   The Essential Charlie Parker
* Verve VE2 2523   Charlie Parker - The Verve Years 1952-1954
* Verve MGV 8001   The Charlie Parker Story #2
= Verve MGV 8100-3   The Charlie Parker Story
* Verve V3HB 8840   Charlie Parker - Return Engagement
* Verve 825 671-2   The Quartet Of Charlie Parker
* Verve (J) J00J-29001/10   The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve - Bird
* Clef MGC 157; Universal (J) UCCV 9111   Charlie Parker
* Clef 89138, 89138x45   Charlie Parker - Chi-Chi / I Remember You

Stan Getz Quintet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Williams (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1953
1241-4Love And The WeatherNorgran MGN 1000, MGN 1087
1242-3It Don't Mean A ThingNorgran MGN 1029; Verve 2V6S 8818
1243-4Spring Is HereNorgran MGN 1000, MGN 1087
1244-1The Varsity DragNorgran MGN 1029
1245-2Crazy RhythmNorgran MGN 1000, MGN 1088
* Norgran MGN 1000   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet
* Norgran MGN 1087   Stan Getz '56 (not released?)
= Verve MGV 8029; ARS G 443   Stan Getz '57
* Norgran MGN 1029; Verve MGV 8122   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet #3
* Verve 2V6S 8818   Various Artists - We Love You Madly - A Tribute To Duke Ellington
* Norgran MGN 1088; Verve MGV 8177   More West Coast Jazz With Stan Getz

Louis Bellson And His Orchestra

Harry Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (trumpet) Hoyt Bohannon, Herb Harper, Tommy Pederson (trombone) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray, Bumps Myers (tenor saxophone) Bob Lawson (baritone saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July, 1953
1250-3Caxton Hall SwingClef 89083; Norgran MGN 14, MGN 1046
1251-1For Europeans OnlyNorgran 108, MGN 14, MGN 1046
1252-4PhalangesClef 89083; Norgran MGN 14, MGN 1046
1253-3Skin DeepNorgran MGN 14, MGN 1046
* Norgran MGN 1046; Verve MGV 8137   Louis Bellson - Skin Deep
* Norgran MGN 14   Louis Bellson - The Exciting Mr. Bellson And His Big Band
* Clef 89083, 89083x45   Louis Bellson - Caxton Hall Swing / Phalanges
* Norgran 108   Louis Bellson - For Europeans Only / Loris

Norman Granz' Jam Session

Harry Edison (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Stan Getz, Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Arnold Ross (piano -3,4) Count Basie (piano -1,2, organ -3) Freddie Green (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1953
1. 1259-6Apple JamClef MGC 4003; Verve VSP 31
2. 1260-2Lady Be GoodClef MGC 4004
3. 1261-2Blues For The Count-
4. 1262-4Ballad MedleyClef MGC 4003
* Clef MGC 4003, MGC 653; Verve MGV 8051   Norman Granz' Jam Session #3
* Verve VSP 31   Stan Getz Plays Blues
* Clef MGC 4004, MGC 654; Verve MGV 8052   Norman Granz' Jam Session #4

Stan Getz Quintet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Williams (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1953
1263-1Minor BluesNorgran MGN 1008, MGN 1087
1264-2Fascinatin' Rhythm-
1265-3Willow Weep For MeNorgran MGN 1000, MGN 1088
* Norgran MGN 1008   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet #2
* Norgran MGN 1087   Stan Getz '56 (not released?)
= Verve MGV 8029; ARS G 443   Stan Getz '57
* Norgran MGN 1000   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet
* Norgran MGN 1088; Verve MGV 8177   More West Coast Jazz With Stan Getz

Buddy Rich All Stars

Harry Edison (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt (trombone) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Georgie Auld (tenor saxophone) Bob Lawson (baritone saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 21, 1953
1266-2Let's Fall In LoveClef 89094; Norgran MGN 26, MGN 1052
1267-3Me And My JaguarClef 89094; Norgran MGN 26, MGN 1052; Verve V6 8778
1268-7Just BluesNorgran MGN 26, MGN 1052; Verve V6 8778
* Norgran MGN 1052   The Swingin' Buddy Rich
= Verve MGV 8142   The Swinging Buddy Rich
* Verve V6 8778   Buddy Rich - Super Rich
* Norgran MGN 26   The Swinging Buddy Rich
* Clef 89094, 89094x45   Buddy Rich - Let's Fall In Love / Me And My Jaguar

Stan Getz Quintet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Williams (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 1953
1275-2It Don't Mean A ThingClef unissued
1276-1I Don't Know What Time It WasNorgran MGN 1008, MGN 1088
1277-1Tangerine-
1278-2The Nearness Of YouNorgran 106, MGN 1000, MGN 1088
1279-2Pot LuckNorgran MGN 1000, MGN 1021, MGN 1087; Verve MGV 8194
1279-3-Norgran 106
* Norgran MGN 1008   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet #2
* Norgran MGN 1088; Verve MGV 8177   More West Coast Jazz With Stan Getz
* Norgran MGN 1000   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet
* Norgran MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2
* Norgran MGN 1087   Stan Getz '56 (not released?)
= Verve MGV 8029; ARS G 443   Stan Getz '57
* Verve MGV 8194   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #1
* Norgran 106   Stan Getz - The Nearness Of You / Pot Luck

Norman Granz' Jam Session

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 BluesClef MGC 711
1281-3Blue LouClef MGC 677
1282-3Just You, Just Me-
1283-3Ballad MedleyClef MGC 711
1284-3Jammin' For ClefClef MGC 4005
1285-2Rose Room-
* Clef MGC 711; Verve MGV 8094   Norman Granz' Jam Session #8
* Clef MGC 677; Verve MGV 8062   Norman Granz' Jam Session #7
* Clef MGC 4005, MGC 655; Verve MGV 8053   Norman Granz' Jam Session #5

Lionel Hampton Quartet

Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 2, 1953
1286-2AlwaysClef MGC 611, MGC 726
1287-1'S Wonderful-
1288-7Air Mail SpecialClef MGC 611, MGC 727
1289-2The Nearness Of YouClef MGC 142, MGC 673
1290-1Soft WindsClef MGC 611, MGC 727
1291-1Stompin' At The SavoyClef MGC 142, MGC 673
* Clef MGC 611   The Lionel Hampton Quartet
* Clef MGC 726; Verve MGV 8105   Lionel Hampton - King Of The Vibes
* Clef MGC 727; Verve MGV 8106   Lionel Hampton - Air Mail Special
* Clef MGC 673   The Lionel Hampton Quartet
= Clef MGC 738; Verve MGV 8114   Lionel Hampton - Hamp!
* Clef MGC 142   The Lionel Hampton Quartet

Hank Jones Trio

Hank Jones (piano) Johnny Smith (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, September 4, 1953
1300-4Thad's PadClef MGC 707
1301-9Things Are So Pretty In The Spring-
1302-3Little Girl Blue-
1303-8Odd Number-
* Clef MGC 707   Piano Solo By Hank Jones - Urbanity
= Verve MGV 8091   Hank Jones Piano - Urbanity

Teddy Wilson Trio

Teddy Wilson (piano) Arvell Shaw (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, September 4, 1953
1296-5Nice Work If You Can Get ItClef MGC 156; Norgran MGN 1051
1297-1Air Mail Special-
1298-3Night And Day-
1299-1Cheek To Cheek-
* Norgran MGN 1051   Teddy Wilson - Intimate Listening (not released)
= Verve MGV 2011   Teddy Wilson - Intimate Listening
* Clef MGC 156   Soft Moods With Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson Trio

Teddy Wilson (piano) Arvell Shaw (bass) J.C. Heard (drums): same personnel
NYC, September 8, 1953
1304-5East Of The SunClef MGC 156; Norgran MGN 1051
1305-14Autumn In New York-
1306-2Isn't It Romantic-
1307-1You Go To My Head-
* Norgran MGN 1051   Teddy Wilson - Intimate Listening (not released)
= Verve MGV 2011   Teddy Wilson - Intimate Listening
* Clef MGC 156   Soft Moods With Teddy Wilson

Gene Krupa Septet

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
1308-1ImaginationClef MGC 152, MGC 687
1309-1Don't Take Your Love From Me-
1310-5MidgetClef 89105, MGC 147, MGC 687
1311-3I'm Coming, VirginiaClef MGC 147, MGC 687
1312-3Payin' Them Dues BluesClef 89082, MGC 147, MGC 687
1313-3Jungle Drums-
1314-2ShowcaseClef 89105, MGC 147, MGC 687
1315-5Swedish Schnapps (Swedish Pastry)Clef MGC 147, MGC 687
* Clef MGC 687; Verve MGV 8071   The Exciting Gene Krupa And His Quartet
* Clef MGC 152; Universal (J) UCCV 9039   The Gene Krupa Sextet #2
* Clef MGC 147   The Gene Krupa Sextet #1
* Clef 89105, 89105x45   Gene Krupa - Midget / Showcase
* Clef 89082, 89082x45   Gene Krupa - Payin' Them Dues Blues / Jungle Drums

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

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
P4980-1 | 63VK544Four OthersMars M 1003; Verve MGV 8216
P49807I Love ParisMars M 1002; Clef MGC 745
P49808The Moon Is Blue-
P49809Sorry 'Bout The Whole Darn ThingMars M 1003
P49809-2-Verve MGV 2030
* Verve MGV 8216   Woody Herman - Men From Mars
= Verve V/V6 8558   Woody Herman - Hey! Heard The Herd
* Clef MGC 745; Verve MGV 8014   Woody Herman - Jazz The Utmost!
* Verve MGV 2030   Woody Herman - Early Autumn
* Mars M 1003   Woody Herman - Four O Thers / Sorry 'Bout The Whole Darn Thing
* Mars M 1002   Woody Herman - I Love Paris / The Moon Is Blue

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Arthur Clarke (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, September 17, 1953
1316-4Easy Going HomeNorgran 113, MGN 1021; Verve MGV 8194; Norgran MGN 1061
1317-1IndianaNorgran 113, MGN 1061
1318-4Johnny's Blues, Part 1&2Clef 89098; Norgran MGN 1061
* Norgran MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 8194   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #1
* Norgran MGN 1061; Verve MGV 8151   Johnny Hodges - The Blues
* Norgran 113   Johnny Hodges - Easy Going Home / Indiana
* Clef 89098, 89098x45   Johnny Hodges - Johnny's Blues, Part 1&2

Jazz At The Philharmonic

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 BluesClef MG VOL.16
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-
* Clef MG VOL.16   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 16
= Verve MG VOL.9   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 9

Oscar Peterson Trio At JATP

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 19, 1953
LollobrigidaClef MG VOL.16
Pompton Turnpike-
Swinging On A Star-
Love For Sale-
Swinging Till The Girls Come Home-
* Clef MG VOL.16   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 16
= Verve MG VOL.9   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 9

Lester Young Quintet At JATP

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 19, 1953
Lester's BluesClef MG VOL.16
I Cover The Waterfront-
Lester Gambols-
* Clef MG VOL.16   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 16
= Verve MG VOL.9   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 9

Gene Krupa Trio At JATP

Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Gene Krupa (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 19, 1953
IndianaClef MG VOL.16
Somebody Loves Me-
Laura-
Stompin' At The Savoy-
* Clef MG VOL.16   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 16
= Verve MG VOL.9   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 9

Ella Fitzgerald At JATP

Raymond Tunia (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 19, 1953
My BillVerve 815 147-1
Why Don't You Do Right-
* Verve 815 147-1   Jazz At The Philharmonic - The Ella Fitzgerald Set

Buddy DeFranco And His Orchestra

Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Jack Lee, Joe Triscari (trumpet) Hoyt Bohannon, Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Gus Bivona, Willie Schwartz (alto saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre, Don Raffell (tenor saxophone) Marty Berman (baritone saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Wesley Landers (drums) Russ Garcia, Nelson Riddle (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, September 28 & 29, 1953
1319-6Gold Nugget SamClef 89092; Norgran MGN 1006
1320-5Love Is For The Very YoungClef 89088; Norgran MGN 1006
1321-4From Here To Eternity-
1322-4Punkin'Norgran MGN 1006
1323-6PyramidClef 89092; Norgran MGN 1006
1324-1CornballNorgran MGN 1006
* Norgran MGN 1006   Buddy DeFranco - The Progressive Mr. DeFranco
= Norgran MGN 1094; Verve MGV 8182   Buddy DeFranco - Odalisque
* Clef 89092, 89092x45   Buddy DeFranco - Gold Nugget Sam / Pyramid
* Clef 89088, 89088x45   Buddy DeFranco - Love Is For The Very Young / From Here To Eternity

Al Hibbler With Leroy Lovett And His Orchestra

Bobby Johnson, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Dickie Harris, Ted Kelly (trombone) Pete Clark, George Dorsey (alto saxophone) Stafford Simon (tenor saxophone) Rudy Williams (baritone saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Bill Smith (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
NYC, September 30, 1953
1325-1As Time Goes ByClef 89095; Norgran MGN 4; Verve MGV 4000
1326-2AnneNorgran 100, MGN 4; Verve MGV 4000
1327-3You And I-
1328-1I'm Getting Sentimental Over YouClef 89095; Norgran MGN 4; Verve MGV 4000
* Verve MGV 4000   Al Hibbler Sings Love Songs
* Norgran MGN 4   Al Hibbler Favorites
* Clef 89095, 89095x45   Al Hibbler/Leroy Lovett - As Time Goes By / I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
* Norgran 100   Al Hibbler/Leroy Lovett - Anne / You And I

Jazz At The Philharmonic

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 BluesClef MG VOL.16
* Clef MG VOL.16   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 16
= Verve MG VOL.9   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 9

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Jimmy Bonebrake, Bernie Glow, John Howell, Reuben McFall (trumpet) Jim Hewitt, Dick Kenney, 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, October 5, 1953
P49830Pic-A-Dillyunissued
P49831 | 63VK545MarakeeshMars M 1004; Verve MGV 8216
P49832Love's A DogMars M 1004; Verve MGV 2030
P49833Baggage Man Bluesunissued
* Verve MGV 8216   Woody Herman - Men From Mars
= Verve V/V6 8558   Woody Herman - Hey! Heard The Herd
* Verve MGV 2030   Woody Herman - Early Autumn
* Mars M 1004   Woody Herman - Marakeesh / Love's A Dog

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
"Nichigeki Theatre", Tokyo, Japan, November 4, 7 & 8, 1953
Introduction By Norman GranzVerve (J) MV-9061/63
Jam Session Blues (Tokyo Blues)-
J.C. Heard Drum Solo (Up)-
Cottontail-
Ballad Medley: The Nearness Of You / Someone To Watch Over Me / Flamingo / I Surrender, Dear / Sweet And Lovely / Stardust / Embraceable You-
* Verve (J) MV-9061/63; Pablo Live 2620-104, 2PACD 2620-104-2   Jazz At The Philharmonic - J.A.T.P. In Tokyo: Live At The Nichigeki Theatre 1953

Oscar Peterson Trio At JATP

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
"Nichigeki Theatre", Tokyo, Japan, November 4, 7 & 8, 1953
That Old Black MagicVerve (J) MV-9061/63
Tenderly-
(Sushi) Blues-
Alone Together-
Swingin' Till The Girls Come Home-
* Verve (J) MV-9061/63; Pablo Live 2620-104, 2PACD 2620-104-2   Jazz At The Philharmonic - J.A.T.P. In Tokyo: Live At The Nichigeki Theatre 1953

Gene Krupa Trio At JATP

Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Gene Krupa (drums)
"Nichigeki Theatre", Tokyo, Japan, November 4, 7 & 8, 1953
Cocktails For TwoVerve (J) MV-9061/63
Indiana-
Don't Be That Way-
Stompin' At The Savoy-
* Verve (J) MV-9061/63; Pablo Live 2620-104, 2PACD 2620-104-2   Jazz At The Philharmonic - J.A.T.P. In Tokyo: Live At The Nichigeki Theatre 1953

Ella Fitzgerald At JATP

Raymond Tunia (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
"Nichigeki Theatre", Tokyo, Japan, November 4, 7 & 8, 1953
On The Sunny Side Of The StreetVerve (J) MV-9061/63
Body And SoulVerve (J) MV-9061/63; Pablo PACD 2405-441-2
Why Don't You Do Right-
Oh, Lady Be Good-
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)-
How High The Moon-
My Funny Valentine-
Smooth Sailin'Verve (J) MV-9061/63
Frim Fram Sauce-
* Verve (J) MV-9061/63; Pablo Live 2620-104, 2PACD 2620-104-2   Jazz At The Philharmonic - J.A.T.P. In Tokyo: Live At The Nichigeki Theatre 1953
* Pablo PACD 2405-441-2   Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Concert Years: Trios And Quartets From The Great Jazz At The Philharmonic Concerts

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums -2) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
"Nichigeki Theatre", Tokyo, Japan, November 4, 7 & 8, 1953
1.PerdidoVerve (J) MV-9061/63
2.After Hours Session-
* Verve (J) MV-9061/63; Pablo Live 2620-104, 2PACD 2620-104-2   Jazz At The Philharmonic - J.A.T.P. In Tokyo: Live At The Nichigeki Theatre 1953

Toshiko Akiyoshi Quartet

Toshiko Akiyoshi (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
Radio Tokyo Studio 2, Tokyo, Japan, November 13 & 14, 1953
Toshiko's BluesNorgran MGN 22
What Is This Thing Called Love-
I Want To Be Happy-
Gone With The Wind-
Squatty Roo-
Solidado-
Shadrack-
Laura-
* Norgran MGN 22; Universal (J) UCCV 9050   Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko's Piano

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1953
1329-1Pompton TurnpikeClef MGC 694; Mosaic MD7-241
1329-2Pompton Turnpike (breakdown)Clef rejected?
1329-3Pompton TurnpikeClef 89127; Mosaic MD7-241
1330-1CherokeeClef MGC 694; Mosaic MD7-241
1331-1Soft Winds-
1331-2-Clef 89148; Mosaic MD7-241
1332-5CariocaClef MGC 625; Mosaic MD7-241
1333-1The ContinentalMosaic MD7-241
1333-3-Clef MGC 694; Verve V6 8775; Mosaic MD7-241
1334-1Tea For TwoClef 89127 (alt.), MGC 625; Mosaic MD7-241
1335-1I Know That You KnowClef MGC 625; Mosaic MD7-241
1336-1Hallelujah (breakdown)Clef rejected?
1336-2HallelujahClef MGC 625; Mosaic MD7-241
1337-3YesterdaysClef MGC 623; Mosaic MD7-241
1338-2You're Too BeautifulClef MGC 695; Mosaic MD7-241
1339-2Isn't It RomanticClef MGC 624; Mosaic MD7-241
1340-3The Sheik Of ArabyMosaic MD7-241
1341-1There'll Be Some Changes Made-
* Clef MGC 694; Verve MGV 2044   Recital By Oscar Peterson
= Verve MGV 8078   Recital By Oscar Peterson (not released)
* Clef MGC 625   Oscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans
* Verve V6 8775   Oscar Peterson - Oscar's
* Clef MGC 623   Oscar Peterson Plays Jerome Kern
* Clef MGC 695; Verve MGV 2045   Nostalgic Memories By Oscar Peterson
= Verve MGV 8079   Nostalgic Memories By Oscar Peterson (not released)
* Clef MGC 624   Oscar Peterson Plays Richard Rodgers
* Mosaic MD7-241   The Complete Clef/Mercury Recordings Of Oscar Peterson Trio
* Clef 89127, 89127x45   Oscar Peterson - Pompton Turnpike / Serenade In Blue
* Clef 89148, 89148x45   Oscar Peterson - Soft Winds / Sweet Lorraine
* Clef 89127 (alt.), 89127x45 (alt.)   Oscar Peterson - Tea For Two / Serenade In Blue

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1953
1342-1Without A SongClef MGC 625; Mosaic MD7-241
1343-1Sometimes I'm Happy-
1344-3Time On My Hands-
1345-2More Than You Know-
1346-5This Can't Be LoveClef MGC 624; Mosaic MD7-241
1347-1Blue Moon-
1348-2The Lady Is A Tramp-
1349-3It Might As Well Be Spring-
1350-1Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered-
1351-1The Way You Look TonightClef MGC 623; Mosaic MD7-241
1352-2Old Man River-
1353-1Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man-
1354-2The Song Is You-
1355-3Lovely To Look At-
1356-3Johnny One NoteClef MGC 624; Mosaic MD7-241
1357-3Smoke Gets In Your EyesClef MGC 623; Mosaic MD7-241
1358-2Bill-
1359-1Look For The Silver LiningClef MGC 695; Mosaic MD7-241
1360-1The Surrey With The Fringe On TopClef MGC 624; Mosaic MD7-241
1361-2Lover-
* Clef MGC 625   Oscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans
* Clef MGC 624   Oscar Peterson Plays Richard Rodgers
* Clef MGC 623   Oscar Peterson Plays Jerome Kern
* Clef MGC 695; Verve MGV 2045   Nostalgic Memories By Oscar Peterson
= Verve MGV 8079   Nostalgic Memories By Oscar Peterson (not released)
* Mosaic MD7-241   The Complete Clef/Mercury Recordings Of Oscar Peterson Trio

Ben Webster And His Orchestra

Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1953
1362-2That's AllNorgran 103
1362-5-Norgran MGN 1001
1363-2Pennies From HeavenNorgran 115, MGN 1001
1364-3TenderlyNorgran 115, MGN 1001, MGN 1021, MGN 1034
1365-1Jive At SixNorgran 103
1365-5-Norgran MGN 1001
1366-3Don't Get Around Much Anymore-
* Norgran MGN 1001   The Consummate Artistry Of Ben Webster
= Norgran MGN 1089   Ben Webster - King Of The Tenors
= Verve MGV 8020   Ben Webster - King Of Tenors
* Norgran MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2
* Norgran MGN 1034; Verve MGV 8125   Various Artists - Tenor Saxes
* Norgran 103   Ben Webster - That's All / Jive At Six
* Norgran 115   Ben Webster - Pennies From Heaven / Tenderly

Dizzy Gillespie - Stan Getz Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December 9, 1953
1367-4Girl Of My DreamsNorgran MGN 18, MGN 1050; Verve VE2 2521
1368-7 | 63VK624It Don't Mean A ThingNorgran MGN 2, MGN 1050; Verve V/V6 8566, VE2 2521
1369-1It's The Talk Of The TownNorgran 107, MGN 2, MGN 1050, MGN 1021; Verve MGV 8195, VE2 2521
1370-1Siboney, Part 1Norgran MGN 18, MGN 1050; Verve VE2 2521
1371-2Siboney, Part 2-
1372-3 | 63VK622Exactly Like YouNorgran MGN 2, MGN 1050; Verve V/V6 8566, VE2 2521
1373-3I Let A Song Go Out Of My HeartNorgran MGN 2, MGN 1050; Verve VE2 2521
1374-1ImpromptuNorgran MGN 18, MGN 1050; Verve VE2 2521
* Norgran MGN 1050; Verve MGV 8141   Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz - Diz And Getz
* Verve VE2 2521   Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz - Diz And Getz
* Verve V/V6 8566   The Essential Dizzy Gillespie
* Norgran MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 8195   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #2
* Norgran MGN 18   More Of The Dizzy Gillespie-Stan Getz Sextet #2
* Norgran MGN 2   The Dizzy Gillespie-Stan Getz Sextet
* Norgran 107   Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz - It's The Talk Of The Town

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 10, 1953
1375-1I Want To Be HappyClef MGC 625
1376-3ManhattanClef MGC 624
1377-1Great DayClef MGC 625
1378Tenderlyunissued
* Clef MGC 625   Oscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans
* Clef MGC 624   Oscar Peterson Plays Richard Rodgers

Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra

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 JeffClef 89121, MGC 167, MGC 702
1388-5Jacquet JumpsClef 89107, MGC 167, MGC 702
1389-5Blue NocturneClef 89125, MGC 167, MGC 702; Verve VE2 2544
1390-5One You ToesClef 89142, MGC 167, MGC 702
1391-3R.U. OneClef 89125, MGC 167, MGC 702
1392-2Jatap CongaClef 89107, MGC 167, MGC 701
1393-1It's The Talk Of The TownClef 89142, MGC 167, MGC 701; Verve VE2 2544
1394-7HeadsClef 89121, MGC 167, MGC 701; Verve VE2 2544
* Clef MGC 702; Verve MGV 8086   Illinois Jacquet - Groovin'
* Verve VE2 2544   Illinois Jacquet - The Cool Rage
* Clef MGC 701; Verve MGV 8085   Illinois Jacquet - Port Of Rico
* Clef MGC 167   Illinois Jacquet - Jazz By Jacquet
* Clef 89121, 89121x45   Illinois Jacquet - Little Jeff / Heads
* Clef 89107, 89107x45   Illinois Jacquet - Jacquet Jumps / Jatap Conga
* Clef 89125, 89125x45   Illinois Jacquet - Blue Nocturne / R.U. One
* Clef 89142, 89142x45   Illinois Jacquet - One You Toes / It's The Talk Of The Town

Lester Young Quintet

Jesse Drakes (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Gildo Mahones (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 11, 1953
1395-2Willow Weep For MeNorgran 112, MGN 1071
1396-1This Can't Be LoveNorgran MGN 1071, MGN 1034; Verve MGV 8308
1397-1Can't We Be FriendsNorgran 121, MGN 1071
1398-3TenderlyNorgran 102, MGN 1071
1399-2New D.B. BluesNorgran 102, MGN 1071, MGN 1021; Verve MGV 8194, MGV 8308, MGV 8398, V3HB 8849
1400-2Jumpin' At The WoodsideNorgran 112, MGN 1071; Verve MGV 8308
1401-1I Can't Believe That You're In Love With MeNorgran MGN 1071, MGN 1034
1402-1Oh, Lady Be GoodNorgran 121, MGN 1071; Verve MGV 8308
* Norgran MGN 1071; Verve MGV 8161   Lester Young - Lester's Here
* Norgran MGN 1034; Verve MGV 8125   Various Artists - Tenor Saxes
* Verve MGV 8308   The Lester Young Story
* Norgran MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 8194   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #1
* Verve MGV 8398   The Essential Lester Young
* Verve V3HB 8849   Lester Young - Return Engagement
* Norgran 112   Lester Young - Willow Weep For Me / Jumpin' At The Woodside
* Norgran 121   Lester Young - Can't We Be Friends / Oh, Lady Be Good
* Norgran 102   Lester Young - Tenderly / New D.B. Blues

Count Basie And His Orchestra

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 PipeClef 89115, MGC 626, MGC 723; Verve VE2 2517
1404-3Straight LifeClef MGC 626, MGC 723; Verve VE2 2517
1405-1BubblesClef MGC 626, MGC 724; Verve VE2 2517
1406-2Softly With FeelingClef 89112, MGC 626, MGC 723; Verve VE2 2517
1407-6Cherry PointClef 89120, MGC 626, MGC 724; Verve VE2 2517
1408-1Base Goes WessClef 89112, MGC 626, MGC 723; Verve VE2 2517
1409-2Right OnClef 89120
1409-5-Clef MGC 626, MGC 724; Verve VE2 2517
1410-1The Blues Done Come BackClef 89115, MGC 626, MGC 724; Verve VE2 2517
* Clef MGC 626   Count Basie Dance Session, Vol. 1
* Clef MGC 723; Verve MGV 8018   Count Basie - Basie Roars Again
* Verve VE2 2517   Count Basie - Sixteen Men Swinging
* Clef MGC 724; Verve MGV 8104   Count Basie - The King Of Swing
* Clef 89115, 89115x45   Count Basie - Peace Pipe / The Blues Done Come Back
* Clef 89112, 89112x45   Count Basie - Softly With Feeling / Base Goes Wess
* Clef 89120, 89120x45   Count Basie - Cherry Point / Right On

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 16, 1953
1387-2It's All In The GameClef unissued
1388-2Winter Wonderland-
1389-3Rain-
1390-2Love You Madly-

Art Tatum Solo

Art Tatum (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1953
1411-1Can't We Be FriendsClef MGC 612; Norgran MGN 1036; Pablo 2310-875, 2310-887, PACD 2405-439-2
1412-1This Can't Be LoveClef MGC 612; Pablo 2310-729
1413-4ElegyClef MGC 612; Verve V/V6 8433; Pablo 2310-729, 2310-887
1414-1Memories Of YouClef MGC 613; Pablo 2310-870, PACD 2405-436-2
1415-4Over The RainbowClef MGC 613; Pablo 2310-870, PACD 2405-437-2, PACD 2405-442-2
1416-2If You Hadn't Gone Away (Blues In My Heart)Clef MGC 612; Pablo 2310-862, PACD 2405-434-2
1417-1Body And SoulClef MGC 613; Pablo 2310-723, PACD 2405-442-2
1418-2The Man I LoveClef MGC 613; Norgran MGN 1036; Verve VSP 33; Pablo 2310-789
1419-1Makin' WhoopeeClef MGC 613; Pablo 2310-790, PACD 2405-442-2
1420-1September SongClef MGC 657; Pablo 2310-729
1421-1Begin The BeguineClef MGC 612; Pablo 2310-730
1422-1HumoresqueClef MGC 612; Pablo 2310-792
1423-1LouiseClef MGC 614; Pablo 2310-790
1424-1Love For SaleClef MGC 614; Pablo 2310-723
1425-1JudyClef MGC 612; Pablo 2310-870, PACD 2405-438-2
1426-1I'm Comin' VirginiaClef MGC 614; Pablo 2310-791
1427-2Wrap Your Troubles In DreamsClef MGC 614; Pablo 2310-875, PACD 2405-438-2
1428-1Dixieland BandClef MGC 612; Verve V/V6 8433; Pablo 2310-730
1429-1Embraceable YouClef MGC 614; Pablo 2310-835, PACD 2405-432-2
1430-1Come Rain Or Come ShineClef MGC 614; Pablo 2310-835, PACD 2405-433-2
1431-1Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'Clef MGC 615; Pablo 2310-723
1432-1There Will Never Be Another YouClef MGC 615; Pablo 2310-729
1433-1TenderlyClef MGC 615; Verve V/V6 8433; Pablo 2310-730
1434-1What Does It TakeClef MGC 615; Pablo 2310-792
1435-1You Took Advantage Of MeClef MGC 615; Pablo 2310-835, PACD 2405-432-2
1436-1Mighty Lak A Roseunissued
1437-1I've Got The World On A StringClef MGC 615; Pablo 2310-789, PACD 2405-442-2
1438-1YesterdaysClef MGC 615; Pablo 2310-730
1439-1I Hadn't Anyone Till YouClef MGC 657; Pablo 2310-864, PACD 2405-435-2
1440-1Night And DayClef MGC 657; Pablo 2310-791, PACD 2405-442-2
1441-1Jitterbug WaltzClef MGC 657; Verve V/V6 8433; Pablo 2310-730
1442-1Someone To Watch Over MeClef MGC 658; Verve V/V6 8433; Pablo 2310-870, PACD 2405-437-2, PACD 2405-442-2
1443-1The Very Thought Of YouClef MGC 658; Pablo 2310-862, PACD 2405-433-2
1444-1You're Driving Me CrazyClef MGC 657; Pablo 2310-790
1445-1I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With YouClef MGC 658; Pablo 2310-729
* Clef MGC 612; Verve MGV 8036, MGV 8101-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #1
= Clef MGC 2002-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum
* Norgran MGN 1036; Verve MGV 8127   Various Artists - Piano Interpretations
* Pablo 2310-875, (Eu) 2310-812   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 13
* Pablo 2310-887   The Best Of Art Tatum
* Pablo 2310-729, PACD 2405-433-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 2
* Verve V/V6 8433   The Essential Art Tatum
* Clef MGC 613; Verve MGV 8037   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2
= Clef MGC 2002-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum
= Verve MGV 8101-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #1
* Pablo 2310-870, (Eu) 2310-811   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 12
* Pablo 2310-862, (Eu) 2310-809   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 10
* Pablo 2310-723, PACD 2405-432-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 1
* Verve VSP 33   Art Tatum - The Art Of Art
* Pablo 2310-789, PACD 2405-435-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 4
* Pablo 2310-790, PACD 2405-436-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 5
* Clef MGC 657; Verve MGV 8055   The Genius Of Art Tatum #6
= Verve MGV 8102-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2
* Pablo 2310-730, PACD 2405-434-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 3
* Pablo 2310-792, PACD 2405-438-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 7
* Clef MGC 614; Verve MGV 8038   The Genius Of Art Tatum #3
= Clef MGC 2002-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum
= Verve MGV 8101-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #1
* Pablo 2310-791, PACD 2405-437-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 6
* Pablo 2310-835, (Eu) 2310-808   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 9
* Clef MGC 615; Verve MGV 8039   The Genius Of Art Tatum #4
= Clef MGC 2002-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum
= Verve MGV 8101-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #1
* Pablo 2310-864, (Eu) 2310-810   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 11
* Clef MGC 658; Verve MGV 8056   The Genius Of Art Tatum #7
= Verve MGV 8102-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2
* Pablo PACD 2405-439-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 8
* Pablo PACD 2405-442-2   Art Tatum - The Best Of The Pablo Solo Masterpieces

Art Tatum Solo

Art Tatum (piano): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1953
1446-1StardustClef MGC 658; Pablo 2310-789, PACD 2405-442-2
1447-1I Cover The WaterfrontClef MGC 659; Pablo 2310-790, PACD 2405-442-2
1448-1Where Or WhenClef MGC 658; Pablo 2310-875, PACD 2405-438-2
1449-1Stay As Sweet As You AreClef MGC 658; Pablo 2310-723
1450-1Fine And DandyClef MGC 659; Pablo 2310-790
1451-1All The Things You AreClef MGC 659; Pablo 2310-730
1452-1Have You Met Miss JonesClef MGC 618; Pablo 2310-723
1453-1In A Sentimental MoodClef MGC 618; Pablo 2310-793, PACD 2405-442-2
1454-1I'll See You AgainClef MGC 658; Pablo 2310-864, PACD 2405-435-2
1455-1I'll See You In My DreamsClef MGC 660; Pablo 2310-729
1456-1Ill WindClef MGC 660; Pablo 2310-789
1457-1Isn't This A Lovely DayClef MGC 618; Pablo 2310-789
1458-1Blue SkiesClef MGC 660; Pablo 2310-793
1459-1Without A SongClef MGC 618; Pablo 2310-864, PACD 2405-435-2
1460-1Stompin' At The SavoyClef MGC 618; Norgran MGN 1036; Verve VSP 33; Pablo 2310-790, PACD 2405-442-2
1461-1My Last AffairClef MGC 618; Pablo 2310-723
1462-1I'm In The Mood For LoveClef MGC 659; Pablo 2310-835, PACD 2405-432-2
1463-1TabooClef MGC 618; Pablo 2310-792
1464-1Would You Like To Take A WalkClef MGC 660; Verve V/V6 8433; Pablo 2310-862, PACD 2405-433-2, PACD 2405-442-2
1465-1I've Got A Crush On YouClef MGC 660; Pablo 2310-791
1466-1Japanese SandmanClef MGC 660; Pablo 2310-792
1467-1Too Marvelous For WordsClef MGC 661; Pablo 2310-835, PACD 2405-432-2, PACD 2405-442-2
1468-1Aunt Hagar's BluesClef MGC 660; Pablo 2310-789
1469-1Just Like A Butterfly That's Caught In The RainClef MGC 661; Pablo 2310-870, PACD 2405-437-2
1470-1Gone With The WindClef MGC 661; Pablo 2310-729, 2625-713
1471-1Danny BoyClef MGC 661; Pablo 2310-870, PACD 2405-437-2
1472-1They Can't Take That Away From MeClef MGC 661; Pablo 2310-789
1473-1Tea For TwoClef MGC 661; Pablo 2310-835, PACD 2405-433-2, PACD 2405-442-2
1474-1It's The Talk Of The TownClef MGC 661; Pablo 2310-793
1475-1Blue LouClef MGC 661; Pablo 2310-835, PACD 2405-432-2
1476-1When A Woman Loves A ManClef MGC 659; Pablo 2310-875, PACD 2405-439-2
1477-1Willow Weep For MeClef MGC 659; Verve V/V6 8433; Pablo 2310-723, 2310-887
1478-1Ain't Misbehavin'Clef MGC 659; Pablo 2310-791, PACD 2405-442-2
1479-1Smoke Gets In Your EyesClef MGC 657; Pablo 2310-792
1480-1Mighty Lak A RoseClef MGC 613; Pablo 2310-792
* Clef MGC 658; Verve MGV 8056   The Genius Of Art Tatum #7
= Verve MGV 8102-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2
* Pablo 2310-789, PACD 2405-435-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 4
* Clef MGC 659; Verve MGV 8057   The Genius Of Art Tatum #8
= Verve MGV 8102-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2
* Pablo 2310-790, PACD 2405-436-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 5
* Pablo 2310-875, (Eu) 2310-812   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 13
* Pablo 2310-723, PACD 2405-432-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 1
* Pablo 2310-730, PACD 2405-434-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 3
* Clef MGC 618; Verve MGV 8040   The Genius Of Art Tatum #5
= Clef MGC 2002-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum
= Verve MGV 8101-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #1
* Pablo 2310-793, PACD 2405-439-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 8
* Pablo 2310-864, (Eu) 2310-810   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 11
* Clef MGC 660; Verve MGV 8058   The Genius Of Art Tatum #9
= Verve MGV 8102-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2
* Pablo 2310-729, PACD 2405-433-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 2
* Norgran MGN 1036; Verve MGV 8127   Various Artists - Piano Interpretations
* Verve VSP 33   Art Tatum - The Art Of Art
* Pablo 2310-835, (Eu) 2310-808   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 9
* Pablo 2310-792, PACD 2405-438-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 7
* Verve V/V6 8433   The Essential Art Tatum
* Pablo 2310-862, (Eu) 2310-809   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 10
* Pablo 2310-791, PACD 2405-437-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 6
* Clef MGC 661; Verve MGV 8059   The Genius Of Art Tatum #10
= Verve MGV 8102-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2
* Pablo 2310-870, (Eu) 2310-811   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 12
* Pablo 2625-713   Various Artists - The Pablo Collection
* Pablo 2310-887   The Best Of Art Tatum
* Clef MGC 657; Verve MGV 8055   The Genius Of Art Tatum #6
= Verve MGV 8102-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2
* Clef MGC 613; Verve MGV 8037   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2
= Clef MGC 2002-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum
= Verve MGV 8101-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #1
* Pablo PACD 2405-442-2   Art Tatum - The Best Of The Pablo Solo Masterpieces

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 31, 1953
1481-4I Won't DanceClef MGC 623
* Clef MGC 623   Oscar Peterson Plays Jerome Kern

Benny Carter Quartet With Joe Glover And His Orchestra

Joseph Eger, John Graas, Gale Robinson (horn) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, arranger) Benjamin Barrett (concertmaster) Sam Cytron, John DeVoogdt, Henry Hill, George Kast, Jack Shulman, Cyril Towbin (violin) Lou Kievman, Abraham Weiss (viola) Armand Kaproff, Ray Kramer (cello) Gerald Wiggins (piano) Jack Marshall (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Joe Glover (arranger, conductor)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December 31, 1953
1482-5I'll Be AroundNorgran MGN 10, MGN 1070
1483-1Beautiful Love-
1483-5-Clef unissued
1484-2Blue StarNorgran MGN 10, MGN 1070
1485-4FlamingoClef 89109; Norgran MGN 10, MGN 1070
* Norgran MGN 1070; Verve MGV 8160   Benny Carter - Cosmopolite
* Norgran MGN 10   Benny Carter - The Urbane Mr. Carter
* Clef 89109, 89109x45   Benny Carter - Flamingo / Can't We Be Friends

Roy Eldridge Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December, 1953
1379-6Willow Weep For MeClef 89110, MGC 162, MGC 705
1380-2Somebody Loves Me-
1381-1When Your Lover Has GoneClef 89123, MGC 162, MGC 705
1382-8When It's Sleepy Time Down SouthClef 89116, MGC 162, MGC 705
1382-9-unissued
1383-1Feeling A DraftClef MGC 162, MGC 705
1384-1Don't Blame Me-
1385-3Echoes Of HarlemClef 89116, MGC 162, MGC 705
1385-4-unissued
1386-3I Can't Get StartedClef 89123, MGC 162, MGC 705
* Clef MGC 705; Verve MGV 8089   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail
* Clef MGC 162   Roy Eldridge - The Strolling Mr. Eldridge
* Clef 89110, 89110x45   Roy Eldridge - Willow Weep For Me / Somebody Loves Me
* Clef 89123, 89123x45   Roy Eldridge - When Your Lover Has Gone / I Can't Get Started
* Clef 89116, 89116x45   Roy Eldridge - When It's Sleepy Time Down South / Echoes Of Harlem

Slim Gaillard And His Orchestra

unknown (tenor saxophone) unknown (piano) Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocals) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) unidentified brass
NYC, December, 1953
1486-7I'm In The Mood For LoveNorgran MGN 13; Verve MGV 2013
1487Mishugana MamboClef 89103; Verve MGV 2013
1488Go Man GoClef 89103; Norgran MGN 13
* Verve MGV 2013   Slim Gaillard - Smorgasbord: Help Yourself!
* Norgran MGN 13   Slim Gaillard And His Musical Aggregation
* Clef 89103, 89103x45   Slim Gaillard - Mishugana Mambo / Go Man Go

Kenny Drew Trio

Kenny Drew (piano) Gene Wright (bass -1/3,5,6) Charles "Specs" Wright (drums -1/3,5,6)
NYC, 1953
1. 1269-3BluesvilleNorgran MGN 1002
2. 1270-1Angie-
3. 1271-3I'll Remember April-
4. 1272-1I Can Make You Love Me-
5. 1273-1My Beautiful Lady-
6. 1274-1Many Miles Away-
* Norgran MGN 1002   Kenny Drew - Progressive Piano
= Norgran MGN 1066   The Modernity Of Kenny Drew
= Verve MGV 8156   Kenny Drew And His Progressive Piano

Roger King Mozian And His Orchestra

Roger King Mozian (trumpet) and others
1953
1292Midnight In Spanish HarlemClef 89081, MGC 166
1293Love For Sale-
1294PanoramaClef 89091, MGC 166
1295Temptation-
* Clef MGC 166   The Colorful Music Of Roger King Mozian
* Clef 89081, 89081x45   Roger King Mozian - Midnight In Spanish Harlem / Love For Sale
* Clef 89091, 89091x45   Roger King Mozian - Panorama / Temptation