Verve Records Discography: 1954

1954

Benny Carter Quartet With Joe Glover And His Orchestra

Hoyt Bohannon, Joe Howard, Pullman Pederson (trombone) Juan Tizol (valve trombone) Benny Carter (alto sax, arranger) Benjamin Barrett (concertmaster) Sam Albert, Sam Cytron, Henry Hill, Anatol Kaminsky, George Kast, Jack Shulman (violin) Joe DiFiore, Lou Kievman (viola) Armand Kaproff, Ray Kramer (cello) Gerald Wiggins (piano) Jack Marshall (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Jackie Mills (drums) Joe Glover (arranger, conductor)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, January 4, 1954
1490-2With A Song In My HeartNorgran MGN 10, MGN 1070
1490-7-Clef unissued
1491-3Can't We Be FriendsClef 89109; Norgran MGN 10, MGN 1070
1492-5SymphonyNorgran MGN 10, MGN 1070
1493-3I'm Sorry-
* 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

Stan Getz Quartet

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Bob Whitlock (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 1954
1494-5Nobody Else But MeNorgran 139; Verve MGV 8200
1495-1With The Wind And The Rain In Your HairNorgran 139, MGN 1034; Verve VSP 22
1496-6I Hadn't Anyone Till YouNorgran 119, MGN 1034; Verve VSP 2
1497-3Down By The Sycamore TreeNorgran 119; Verve MGV 8200
* Verve MGV 8200   Stan Getz And The Cool Sounds
= ARS G 407   The Cool Jazz Of Stan Getz
* Norgran MGN 1034; Verve MGV 8125   Various Artists - Tenor Saxes
* Verve VSP 22   Stan Getz - Another Time, Another Place
* Verve VSP 2   Stan Getz - Eloquence
* Norgran 139   Stan Getz - Nobody Else But Me / With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
* Norgran 119   Stan Getz - I Hadn't Anyone Till You / Down By The Sycamore Tree

Gene Krupa Trio

Eddie Shu (trumpet, clarinet, tenor, alto sax, harmonica) Teddy Napoleon (piano) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, February 1, 1954
1498-2How High The MoonClef 89134, MGC 627
1499-2Love For Sale-
1500-1BootedClef MGC 627
1501-1This Can't Be LoveClef 89114, MGC 627
1502-3September SongClef 89104, MGC 627
1503-2Harmonica Shu Boogie-
1504-4Don't Be That WayClef 89114, MGC 627
1505-2Sing, Sing, SingClef MGC 627
* Clef MGC 627   The Rocking Gene Krupa And His Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing
= Verve MGV 8190   Gene Krupa - Sing, Sing, Sing
* Clef 89134, 89134x45   Gene Krupa - How High The Moon / Love For Sale
* Clef 89114, 89114x45   Gene Krupa - This Can't Be Love / Don't Be That Way
* Clef 89104, 89104x45   Gene Krupa - September Song / Harmonica Shu Boogie

Gene Krupa Sextet

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, February 2, 1954
1506-2Bloozy WoozyClef MGC 631
1507-4WindyClef 89119, MGC 631
1508-2Meddle My Minor-
1509-4Who's RhythmVerve V3HB 8847
1510unknown titleClef rejected
1511-3Ballad MedleyClef MGC 631
1512-1Second Helping Blues-
* Clef MGC 631   The Gene Krupa Sextet
= Clef MGC 728   The Driving Gene Krupa Plays With His Sextet
= Verve MGV 8107   The Driving Gene Krupa
* Verve V3HB 8847   Gene Krupa - Return Engagement
* Clef 89119, 89119x45   Gene Krupa - Windy / Meddle My Minor

Al Hibbler With Leroy Lovett And His Orchestra

Bob Johnson, Taft Jordan, Bill Scott (trumpet) Ted Kelly, George Matthews (trombone) George Dorsey, Hilton Jefferson (alto sax) Pizza Simon (tenor sax) Haywood Henry (baritone sax) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Billy Smith (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
NYC, February 11, 1954
1519-4Don't You Know I CareNorgran MGN 15; Verve MGV 4000
1520-7I'm Just A Lucky So And SoNorgran 114, MGN 15; Verve MGV 4000
1521-12Every Hour On The HourNorgran 143, MGN 15; Verve MGV 4000
1522-6I Let A Song Go Out Of My HeartNorgran 105, MGN 15, MGN 1021; Verve MGV 8194, MGV 4000, 2V6S 8818
* Verve MGV 4000   Al Hibbler Sings Love Songs
* Norgran MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 8194   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #1
* Verve 2V6S 8818   Various Artists - We Love You Madly - A Tribute To Duke Ellington
* Norgran MGN 15   Al Hibbler Sings Duke Ellington
* Norgran 114   Al Hibbler, Leroy Lovett - I'm Just A Lucky So And So / My Little Brown Book
* Norgran 143   Johnny Hodges - This Love Of Mine / Al Hibbler - Every Hour On The Hour
* Norgran 105   Al Hibbler, Leroy Lovett - I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Flamingo

Al Hibbler With Leroy Lovett And His Orchestra

Bob Johnson, Taft Jordan, Bill Scott (trumpet) Ted Kelly, George Matthews (trombone) George Dorsey, Hilton Jefferson (alto sax) Pizza Simon (tenor sax) Haywood Henry (baritone sax) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Billy Smith (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals): same personnel
NYC, February 19, 1954
1523-2FlamingoNorgran 105, MGN 15; Verve MGV 4000
1524-1In My SolitudeNorgran MGN 15; Verve MGV 4000
1525-4My Little Brown BookNorgran 114, MGN 15; Verve MGV 4000
1526-8It Shouldn't Happen To A DreamNorgran MGN 15; Verve MGV 4000
* Verve MGV 4000   Al Hibbler Sings Love Songs
* Norgran MGN 15   Al Hibbler Sings Duke Ellington
* Norgran 105   Al Hibbler, Leroy Lovett - I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Flamingo
* Norgran 114   Al Hibbler, Leroy Lovett - I'm Just A Lucky So And So / My Little Brown Book

Louis Bellson Quintet

Don Elliott (trumpet, mellophone, vibes, bongos) Ralph Martin (piano) Joe Puma (guitar) Bob Peterson (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, February, 1954
1513-4Fascinatin' RhythmNorgran MGN 7, MGN 1046
1514-1Copasetic-
1514-3-Clef unissued
1515-1Percussionistically SpeakingNorgran MGN 7, MGN 1046
1516-2All God's Chillun Got Rhythm-
1517-2LorisNorgran 108, MGN 14, MGN 1021, MGN 1046; Verve MGV 8195
1518-2A Pearl For LouieNorgran MGN 7, MGN 1046
* Norgran MGN 1046; Verve MGV 8137   Louis Bellson - Skin Deep
* Norgran MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 8195   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #2
* Norgran MGN 7   The Amazing Artistry Of Louis Bellson
* Norgran MGN 14   Louis Bellson - The Exciting Mr. Bellson And His Big Band
* Norgran 108   Louis Bellson - For Europeans Only / Loris

Ben Webster Quartet

Ben Webster (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 30, 1954
1527-1Love's AwayNorgran MGN 1018; Verve VE2 2530
1528-4You're Mine, You-
1529-1My Funny Valentine-
1530-5Sophisticated Lady-
* Norgran MGN 1018   Ben Webster - Music For Loving
= Verve MGV 2026   Ben Webster - Sophisticated Lady
* Verve VE2 2530   Ben Webster - Ballads

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Bill Castagnino, Dick Collins, John Howell, Reuben McFall, Al Porcino (trumpet) Cy Touff (bass trumpet) Dick Kenney, Keith Moon (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto sax, vocals -1,2, clarinet, alto sax -3,4) Jerry Coker, Dick Hafer, Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Sam Taylor (tenor sax -1,2) Jack Nimitz (baritone sax) Nat Pierce (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar -1,2) Lloyd Trotman (bass -1,2) Red Kelly (bass -3,4) Panama Francis (drums -1,2) Chuck Flores (drums -3,4)
NYC, March 30, 1954
1. P50935Mess AroundMars M 1005; Clef MGC 745
2. P50936 | 63VK543Castle RockMars M 1005; Verve MGV 8216
3. P50937 | 63VK537Mambo The Most, Part 1Mars M 1006; Verve MGV 8216
4. P50938 | 63VK538Mambo The Most, Part 2 (as Mambo The Utmost)Mars M 1006; Clef MGC 745; Verve MGV 8216
* Clef MGC 745; Verve MGV 8014   Woody Herman - Jazz The Utmost!
* Verve MGV 8216   Woody Herman - Men From Mars
= Verve V/V6 8558   Woody Herman - Hey! Heard The Herd
* Mars M 1005   Woody Herman - Mess Around / Castle Rock
* Mars M 1006   Woody Herman - Mambo The Most, Part 1 & 2

Charlie Parker Quintet

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Jerome Darr (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, March 31, 1954
1531-1I Get A Kick Out Of YouVerve MGV 8007, V3HB 8840
1531-2-Verve (J) J00J-29001/10
1531-3--
1531-4--
1531-5--
1531-6--
1531-7-Verve MGV 8007, VE2 2523
1532-1Just One Of Those Things-
1533-1My Heart Belongs To DaddyVerve (J) J00J-29001/10
1533-2-Verve MGV 8007, VE2 2523
1534-1I've Got You Under My Skin-
* Verve MGV 8007   The Genius Of Charlie Parker #5 - Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter
* Verve V3HB 8840   Charlie Parker - Return Engagement
* Verve VE2 2523   Charlie Parker - The Verve Years 1952-1954
* Verve (J) J00J-29001/10   The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve - Bird

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
NYC, April 7, 1954
1535-1Jack The FieldstalkerNorgran MGN 1068
1536-3Cable CarNorgran MGN 1006
1537-4I Wish I Knew-
1538-1If I Should Lose YouNorgran MGN 16, MGN 1068
1539-1Lover Man-
1540-2Tenderly-
1541-2Deep Purple-
1542-2MonogramNorgran MGN 1006; Verve MGV 8230
1543-1YesterdaysNorgran MGN 16, MGN 1068
1544-1Blues In The ClosetNorgran MGN 1006
* Norgran MGN 1068; Verve MGV 8158   Buddy DeFranco - Jazz Tones
* Norgran MGN 1006   Buddy DeFranco - The Progressive Mr. DeFranco
= Norgran MGN 1094; Verve MGV 8182   Buddy DeFranco - Odalisque
* Verve MGV 8230   Various Artists - The Anatomy Of Improvisation
* Norgran MGN 16; Universal (J) UCCV-9046   Pretty Moods By Buddy DeFranco

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, April 9, 1954
1545-4In A Mellow ToneNorgran MGN 1004
1546-2I Let A Song Go Out Of My HeartNorgran 129, MGN 1004
1547-4Don't Get Around Much Anymore-
* Norgran MGN 1004   Johnny Hodges - Memories Of Ellington
= Norgran MGN 1092; Verve MGV 8180   Johnny Hodges - In A Mellow Tone
* Norgran 129   Johnny Hodges - I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Lionel Hampton Quartet

Lionel Hampton (vibes) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 12, 1954
1548-1Love For SaleClef MGC 714
1549-3April In ParisClef MGC 628, MGC 736
1550-2Just One Of Those ThingsClef MGC 673
1551-2StardustClef MGC 714
1552-4That Old Black Magic, Part 1Clef MGC 744
1552-5That Old Black Magic, Part 2-
1553-1This Can't Be LoveClef MGC 667, MGC 735
1554-1Willow Weep For MeClef MGC 714
1555-2How High The MoonClef MGC 673
1556-2Blues For NormanClef MGC 744
1557-1I Can't Get StartedClef MGC 714
1558-2MoonglowClef MGC 667, MGC 736
* Clef MGC 714; Verve MGV 2018   Lionel Hampton Plays Love Songs
* Clef MGC 628   The Lionel Hampton Quintet
* Clef MGC 736; Verve MGV 8113   Lionel Hampton - Swingin' With Hamp
* Clef MGC 673   The Lionel Hampton Quartet
= Clef MGC 738; Verve MGV 8114   Lionel Hampton - Hamp!
* Clef MGC 744; Verve MGV 8117   Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Big Four
* Clef MGC 667   The Lionel Hampton Quartet/Quintet
* Clef MGC 735; Verve MGV 8112   Lionel Hampton - Flying Home

Lionel Hampton Quintet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Lionel Hampton (vibes) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 13, 1954
1559-2It's Only A Paper MoonClef MGC 642, MGC 727
1560-1The Way You Look Tonight-
1561-6Flying HomeClef MGC 628, MGC 735
1562-2These Foolish ThingsClef MGC 642, MGC 726
1563-3Don't Be That Way-
1564-2DinahClef MGC 667, MGC 735
1565-2On The Sunny Side Of The StreetClef MGC 628, MGC 736
1566-1Je Ne Sais Pas-
* Clef MGC 642   The Lionel Hampton Quintet #2
* Clef MGC 727; Verve MGV 8106   Lionel Hampton - Air Mail Special
* Clef MGC 628   The Lionel Hampton Quintet
* Clef MGC 735; Verve MGV 8112   Lionel Hampton - Flying Home
* Clef MGC 726; Verve MGV 8105   Lionel Hampton - King Of The Vibes
* Clef MGC 667   The Lionel Hampton Quartet/Quintet
* Clef MGC 736; Verve MGV 8113   Lionel Hampton - Swingin' With Hamp

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 14, 1954
1567-1How Deep Is The OceanClef 89132, MGC 161, MGC 686; Verve VE2 2503
1568-1What A Little Moonlight Can DoClef 89132, MGC 161, MGC 686; Verve MGV 8338-2, 2V6S 8816, VE2 2503
1569-5I Cried For YouClef MGC 161, MGC 686; Verve MGV 8338-2, 2V6S 8816, VE2 2503
* Clef MGC 686; Verve MGV 8027   A Recital By Billie Holiday
* Verve VE2 2503   Billie Holiday - The First Verve Sessions
* Verve MGV 8338-2   Billie Holiday - The Unforgettable Lady Day
* Verve 2V6S 8816   The History Of Billie Holiday
* Clef MGC 161; Universal (J) UCCV-9031   Billie Holiday
* Clef 89132, 89132x45   Billie Holiday - How Deep Is The Ocean / What A Little Moonlight Can Do

Anita O'Day

Arnold Ross (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Monty Budwig (bass) Jackie Mills (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 1954
1570-3The Gypsy In My SoulNorgran MGN 30, MGN 1057
1571-10Just One Of Those Things-
1572-3The Man I Love-
1573-1Frankie And Johnny-
* Norgran MGN 1057; Verve MGV 2050   An Evening With Anita O'Day
= Verve MGV 8147   An Evening With Anita O'Day (not released)
* Norgran MGN 30   Songs By Anita O'Day

Chico O'Farrill And His Orchestra

unidentified orchestra, Chico O'Farrill (leader)
Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 1954
1574-3LamentoNorgran MGN 28; Verve MGV 2003
1575-5You Stepped Out Of A DreamNorgran MGN 28; Clef MGC 699
1576-8CachitaNorgran MGN 28; Verve MGV 2003
1577-1Rumbonsito-
* Verve MGV 2003   Chico O'Farrill - Mambo Latino Dances
* Clef MGC 699; Verve MGV 8083   Chico O'Farrill - Jazz North And South Of The Border
* Norgran MGN 28   Chico O'Farrill - Latino Dance Session

Chico O'Farrill And His Orchestra

unidentified orchestra, Chico O'Farrill (leader): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 21, 1954
1578-2Te Quiero DijisteNorgran MGN 28; Verve MGV 2003
1579-5SiboneyNorgran MGN 28; Clef MGC 699
1580-6Angels FlightNorgran MGN 28; Verve MGV 2003
1581-3Tres Palabras-
* Verve MGV 2003   Chico O'Farrill - Mambo Latino Dances
* Clef MGC 699; Verve MGV 8083   Chico O'Farrill - Jazz North And South Of The Border
* Norgran MGN 28   Chico O'Farrill - Latino Dance Session

Chico O'Farrill And His Orchestra

unidentified orchestra, Chico O'Farrill (leader): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1954
1582-1No Te Importe SaberNorgran MGN 27; Clef MGC 699
1583-1Vaya Con DiosNorgran MGN 27; Verve MGV 2003
1584-6Pianarabatibiri-
1585-4L.A. Mambo-
* Clef MGC 699; Verve MGV 8083   Chico O'Farrill - Jazz North And South Of The Border
* Verve MGV 2003   Chico O'Farrill - Mambo Latino Dances
* Norgran MGN 27   Chico O'Farrill - Mambo Dance Session

Art Tatum Solo

Art Tatum (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1954
1586-1Stars Fell On AlabamaClef MGC 657; Pablo 2310-790
1587-1Blue Moon-
1588-1There's A Small HotelClef MGC 712; Pablo 2310-791
1589-1CaravanClef MGC 661; Pablo 2310-875, 2310-887, PACD-2405-439-2
1590-3The Way You Look TonightClef MGC 712; Pablo 2310-791
1591-1You Go To My HeadClef MGC 712; Pablo 2310-793, PACD-2405-442-2
1592-1Gone With The WindClef unissued
1593-1Lover Come Back To MeClef MGC 660; Pablo 2310-729
1594-1Sophisticated LadyClef MGC 712; Pablo 2310-835, PACD-2405-432-2
1595-1Dancing In The DarkClef MGC 712; Pablo 2310-792
1596-1Love Me Or Leave MeClef MGC 659; Pablo 2310-730
1597-1CherokeeClef MGC 712; Pablo 2310-791, PACD-2405-442-2
1598-1These Foolish ThingsClef MGC 712; Pablo 2310-793
1599-1Deep PurpleVerve MGV 8323; Pablo 2310-730
1600-1After You've GoneClef MGC 712; Pablo 2310-862, PACD-2405-434-2
1601-1I Didn't Know What Time It WasVerve MGV 8323; Pablo 2310-835, PACD-2405-433-2, PACD-2405-442-2
1602-1Somebody Loves MeVerve MGV 8323; Pablo 2310-875, PACD-2405-438-2
1603-1What's NewVerve MGV 8323; Pablo 2310-789
1604-1Sweet LorraineVerve MGV 8347; Pablo 2310-793
1605-1Crazy RhythmVerve MGV 8347; Pablo 2310-730, PACD-2405-442-2
1606-1Isn't It RomanticVerve MGV 8347; Pablo 2310-875, PACD-2405-438-2
1607-1You're BlaseVerve MGV 8323, V/V6 8433; Pablo 2310-791
1608-1You're Mine, YouVerve MGV 8323; Pablo 2310-864, PACD-2405-435-2
1609-1IndianaVerve MGV 8347, VSP 33; Pablo 2310-862, PACD-2405-434-2
1610-1That Old FeelingVerve MGV 8323; Pablo 2310-790
1611-1Heat WaveVerve MGV 8323; Pablo 2310-729
1612-1She's Funny That WayVerve MGV 8323; Pablo 2310-793
* Clef MGC 657; Verve MGV 8055   The Genius Of Art Tatum #6
= Verve MGV 8102-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2
* Pablo 2310-790, PACD-2405-436-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 5
* Clef MGC 712; Verve MGV 8095   The Genius Of Art Tatum #11
* 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 2310-875, (Eu) 2310-812   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 13
* Pablo 2310-887   The Best Of Art Tatum
* Pablo 2310-793, PACD-2405-439-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 8
* 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
* 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
* Clef MGC 659; Verve MGV 8057   The Genius Of Art Tatum #8
= Verve MGV 8102-5   The Genius Of Art Tatum #2
* Pablo 2310-730, PACD-2405-434-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 3
* Verve MGV 8323   Art Tatum - The Greatest Piano Of Them All
* Pablo 2310-862, (Eu) 2310-809   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 10
* Pablo 2310-789, PACD-2405-435-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 4
* Verve MGV 8347   Art Tatum - More Of The Greatest Piano Of Them All
* Verve V/V6 8433   The Essential Art Tatum
* Pablo 2310-864, (Eu) 2310-810   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 11
* Verve VSP 33   Art Tatum - The Art Of Art
* Pablo PACD-2405-442-2   Art Tatum - The Best Of The Pablo Solo Masterpieces
* Pablo PACD-2405-432-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 1

Chico O'Farrill And His Orchestra

unidentified orchestra, Chico O'Farrill (leader)
Los Angeles, CA, April 23, 1954
1613-5Quiereme MuchoNorgran MGN 27; Verve MGV 2003
1614-2More Mambo-
1615-7Mambo For Bunto-
1616-2Botellero-
* Verve MGV 2003   Chico O'Farrill - Mambo Latino Dances
* Norgran MGN 27   Chico O'Farrill - Mambo Dance Session

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 1954
1700-1Alone TogetherClef MGC 694
1701-2These Foolish ThingsClef unissued
1702-2My Old FlameVerve MGV 2004
1703-1Ghost Of A Chance-
1704-4Serenade In BlueClef 89127, 89127 (alt.); Verve MGV 2004
1705-6Sweet LorraineClef 89148; Verve MGV 2004
1706-6Angel EyesClef 89124; Verve MGV 2004
1707-1Unforgettable-
1708-3MoonglowVerve MGV 2004
1709-3These Foolish ThingsVerve MGV 2012
1710-3From This Moment On-
* Clef MGC 694; Verve MGV 2044   Recital By Oscar Peterson
= Verve MGV 8078   Recital By Oscar Peterson (not released)
* Verve MGV 2004   Pastel Moods By Oscar Peterson
* Verve MGV 2012   The Vocal Styling Of Oscar Peterson - Romance
* Clef 89127, 89127x45   Oscar Peterson - Pompton Turnpike / Serenade In Blue
* Clef 89127 (alt.), 89127x45 (alt.)   Oscar Peterson - Tea For Two / Serenade In Blue
* Clef 89148, 89148x45   Oscar Peterson - Soft Winds / Sweet Lorraine
* Clef 89124, 89124x45   Oscar Peterson - Angel Eyes / Unforgettable

The Six

Johnny Glasel (trumpet) Porky Cohen (trombone) Bob Wilber (clarinet) Tommy Goodman (piano) Bob Peterson (bass) Eddie Phyfe (drums)
NYC, April, 1954
Take SixNorgran MGN 25, MGN 1065
Porky's Blues (as In A Blue Funk)-
St. James Infirmary-
A Foggy Day-
Little Girl Blue-
Riverboat Shuffle-
Music To Sin By-
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea-
* Norgran MGN 1065; Verve MGV 8155   Sonny Criss, Tommy Turk, The Six - An Evening Of Jazz
* Norgran MGN 25; Columbia (E) 33C 9028   The Six

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Leon Comegys, J.J. Johnson, George Mathews (trombone) George Dorsey, Hilton Jefferson (alto sax) Hank Mobley, Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney, Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Candido, Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Chico O'Farrill (arranger)
NYC, May 24, 1954
1711-4Manteca ThemeNorgran MGN 1003; Verve MGV 8208, VE2 2522, VSP 7
1712-4ContrasteNorgran MGN 1003; Verve MGV 8208, VE2 2522
1713-4Jungle-
1714-4Rhumba Finale-
1715-26/8Norgran MGN 1003
* Norgran MGN 1003; Verve MGV 8191   Dizzy Gillespie - Afro
* Verve MGV 8208   Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca
* Verve VE2 2522   Machito, Chico O'Farrill, Dizzy Gillespie - Afro-Cuban Jazz
* Verve VSP 7   Dizzy Gillespie - Night In Tunisia

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, May 25, 1954
1716-3Sugar HipsNorgran MGN 1083
1717-2Hey PeteNorgran 116, MGN 1083
1718-1One AloneNorgran 116, MGN 18, MGN 1050
1719-1Money HoneyNorgran MGN 1083
1720KillClef unissued
* Norgran MGN 1083   Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra
= Verve MGV 8173   Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Recital
* Norgran MGN 1050; Verve MGV 8141   Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz - Diz And Getz
* Norgran MGN 18   More Of The Dizzy Gillespie-Stan Getz Sextet #2
* Norgran 116   Dizzy Gillespie - Hey Pete / One Alone

Ben Webster Quartet With Ralph Burns Orchestra

Tony Scott (clarinet -1/4) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Mac Ceppos, Richard Dickler, Milt Lomask, David Novales, Misha Edward Russell, Rudolph Sims (strings -1/4) Billy Strayhorn (piano, arranger) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Ralph Burns (director)
NYC, May 28, 1954
1. 1721-6Love Is Here To StayNorgran MGN 1018; Verve VE2 2530
2. 1722-2It Happens To Be Me-
3. 1723-1All Too Soon-
4. 1724-2Chelsea BridgeNorgran MGN 1039; Verve VE2 2530
5. 1725-1Almost Like Being In LoveNorgran MGN 1034
* Norgran MGN 1018   Ben Webster - Music For Loving
= Verve MGV 2026   Ben Webster - Sophisticated Lady
* Verve VE2 2530   Ben Webster - Ballads
* Norgran MGN 1039   Ben Webster Plays Music With Feeling
= Verve MGV 8130   Ben Webster With Strings - Music With Feeling
* Norgran MGN 1034; Verve MGV 8125   Various Artists - Tenor Saxes

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, June 2, 1954
1726-2Moonlight In VermontNorgran MGN 23, MGN 1064; Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
1727-1Spring Is Here-
1728-1ButtercupNorgran MGN 23, MGN 1064; Verve VE2 2526, VSP 34, 314 521 669-2
1729-3Fantasy In BlueNorgran MGN 23, MGN 1064; Verve VSP 34, 314 521 669-2
* Norgran MGN 1064; Verve MGV 8154   Bud Powell's Moods
* Verve VE2 2526   The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2
* Verve VSP 34   The Jazz Legacy Of Bud Powell
* Verve 314 521 669-2   The Complete Bud Powell On Verve
* Norgran MGN 23   The Artistry Of Bud Powell

Tal Farlow Quartet

Tal Farlow, Barry Galbraith (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Joe Morello (drums)
NYC, June 2, 1954
1730-3If There Is Someone Lovelier Than YouNorgran MGN 19, MGN 1047
1731-4With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair-
1732-3My Old Flame-
1733-9Gibson Boy-
1734-5You And The Night And The Music-
1735-13Love Nest-
1736-2Blues In The Closet-
1737-9Everything I've Got-
* Norgran MGN 1047; Verve MGV 8138   The Tal Farlow Album
* Norgran MGN 19; Universal (J) UCCV-9049   The Tal Farlow Album

Dizzy Gillespie And His Latin American Rhythm

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Gilbert Valdez (flute) Rene Hernandez (piano) Robert Rodriguez (bass) Candido, Jose Mangual, Ralph Miranda, Ubaldo Nieto (percussion)
NYC, June 3, 1954
1738-10A Night In TunisiaNorgran MGN 1003; Verve MGV 8208, VSP 7
1739-3CaravanNorgran MGN 1003; Verve MGV 8208
1740-3Con Alma-
* Norgran MGN 1003; Verve MGV 8191   Dizzy Gillespie - Afro
* Verve MGV 8208   Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca
* Verve VSP 7   Dizzy Gillespie - Night In Tunisia

Teddy Wilson Trio

Teddy Wilson (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Sticks Evans (drums)
NYC, June 3, 1954
1741-3UnforgettableClef unissued
1742-1Almost Like Being In Love-
1743-2Lover-
1744-2If Dreams Come True-
1745-2Don't Be That Way-
1746-1Stompin' At The Savoy-
1747-1Love Is Here To Stay-
1748-1Sweet And Lovely-

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, June 4, 1954
1760-1 | 62VK235It Never Entered My MindNorgran MGN 23, MGN 1064; Verve VK 117, VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
1761-3A Foggy DayNorgran MGN 23, MGN 1064; Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
1762-1Time Was-
1763-1My Funny ValentineNorgran MGN 23, MGN 1064; Verve 314 521 669-2
* Norgran MGN 1064; Verve MGV 8154   Bud Powell's Moods
* Verve VE2 2526   The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2
* Verve 314 521 669-2   The Complete Bud Powell On Verve
* Norgran MGN 23   The Artistry Of Bud Powell
* Verve VK 117   Bud Powell - Cherokee / It Never Entered My Mind

Charlie Ventura Quartet

Charlie Ventura (tenor, alto, baritone, bass sax) Dave McKenna (piano) Bob Carter (bass) Sonny Igoe (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals -5/7)
Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 1954
1. 1749-4Charley's ParleyNorgran MGN 20
2. 1749-5-Norgran MGN 20, MGN 1103
3. 1749-7-Norgran MGN 20
4. 1750-2Get HappyNorgran MGN 20, MGN 1103
5. 1751-5Careless LoveNorgran MGN 20, MGN 1053
6. 1752-3Please Be Kind-
7. 1753-2Detour Ahead-
8. 1754-1Basin Street BluesNorgran MGN 20, MGN 1103
9. 1755-1Sam And Don-
* Norgran MGN 1103   Charlie Ventura - Charley's Parley
* Norgran MGN 1053; Verve MGV 8143   An Evening With Mary Ann McCall And Charlie Ventura
* Norgran MGN 20   An Evening With Charlie Ventura With Mary Ann McCall

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone -1/4) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, June 8, 1954
1. 1756-2Blue MoodNorgran 135
2. 1756-5-Norgran MGN 1083
3. 1757-2RailsNorgran 135, MGN 1083
4. 1758-6Devil And The Flesh (as Devil And The Fish)Norgran 140, MGN 1083
5. 1759-2Rhumbola-
* Norgran MGN 1083   Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra
= Verve MGV 8173   Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Recital
* Norgran 135   Dizzy Gillespie - Blue Mood / Rails
* Norgran 140   Dizzy Gillespie - Devil And The Fish / Rhumbola

George Wallington Trio

George Wallington (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, June 10, 1954
1764-1Before DawnNorgran MGN 24; Verve MGV 2017
1765Night In TunisiaNorgran MGN 24
1766-3If I Love AgainNorgran MGN 24; Verve MGV 2017
1767-2Your Laughter-
1768-2ThoroughbreadNorgran MGN 24; Verve MGV 2032
1769-1Without Reservation-
1770-1Morning DewNorgran MGN 24; Verve MGV 2017
1771-7Busman's Holiday-
* Verve MGV 2017   George Wallington - Variations
* Verve MGV 2032   Various Artists - Potpourri Of Jazz
* Norgran MGN 24   The Workshop Of The George Wallington Trio

Louis Bellson Quintet

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Don Abney (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, June 21, 1954
1772-3Charlie's BluesNorgran MGN 1011
1773-3I'll Remember April-
1774-1Buffalo Joe-
1775-1Stompin' At The Savoy-
1776-1Love For Sale-
1777-1The Man I Love-
1778-1Basically Speaking, Duvivier That Is-
1779-1Concerto For Drums-
* Norgran MGN 1011   Louis Bellson And His Drums
= Norgran MGN 1095   Louis Bellson - Concerto For Drums (not released)
= Verve MGV 8016   Concerto For Drums By Louis Bellson

Benny Carter Quartet

Benny Carter (alto sax) Don Abney (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 1954
1780-2MoonglowNorgran MGN 1015
1781-2My One And Only Love-
1782-3Love Is Here To Stay-
1783-5This Can't Be LoveNorgran MGN 1044
1784-3TenderlyNorgran MGN 1015
1785-2Unforgettable-
1786-5Ruby-
1787-3Moon Song-
1787-4-Clef unissued
* Norgran MGN 1015   Benny Carter Plays Pretty
= Verve MGV 2025   Benny Carter - Moonglow
* Norgran MGN 1044; Verve MGV 8135   Benny Carter - New Jazz Sounds

Art Tatum - Benny Carter - Louis Bellson

Benny Carter (alto sax) Art Tatum (piano) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 25, 1954
1788-1My Blue HeavenClef MGC 643; Pablo 2310-733
1789-1Blues In B FlatClef MGC 643; Verve MGV 8230; Pablo 2310-732
1790-1Blues In CVerve MGV 8227; Pablo 2310-732
1791-2A Foggy Day-
1792-1(I'm Left With The) Blues In My HeartClef MGC 643; Pablo 2310-733, 2310-887
1793-2Street Of DreamsClef MGC 643; Pablo 2310-732, PACD-2405-440-2
1794-2IdahoClef MGC 643; Pablo 2310-733
1795-1You're Mine, YouVerve MGV 8227; Pablo 2310-733
1796-2UndecidedVerve MGV 8227; Pablo 2310-732
1797-2Under A Blanket Of BlueVerve MGV 8227; Pablo 2310-732, PACD-2405-440-2
1798-1Makin' WhoopeeClef unissued
1798-2-Verve MGV 8227; Pablo 2310-733
1799-1Old Fashioned LoveClef MGC 643; Pablo 2310-733
1800-2'S WonderfulClef MGC 643; Pablo 2310-732
1801-1Hands Across The TableClef MGC 643; Pablo 2310-733
* Clef MGC 643   Art Tatum, Benny Carter, Louis Bellson - Tatum - Carter - Bellson
= Clef MGC 741   The Art Tatum Trio (not released)
= Verve MGV 8013   Art Tatum, Benny Carter, Louis Bellson - The Three Giants
= Pablo PACD-2405-424-2   Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 1
* Pablo 2310-733   Art Tatum-Benny Carter-Louis Bellson, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 8230   Various Artists - The Anatomy Of Improvisation
* Pablo 2310-732   Art Tatum-Benny Carter-Louis Bellson, Vol. 1
* Verve MGV 8227   Art Tatum, Benny Carter, Louis Bellson - Makin' Whoopee
= Pablo PACD-2405-424-2   Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 1
* Pablo 2310-887   The Best Of Art Tatum
* Pablo PACD-2405-440-2   Art Tatum - The Best Of The Group Masterpiece Sessions

Anita O'Day

Bud Lavine (piano) Monty Budwig (bass) John Poole (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 1954
1850-3Anita's BluesNorgran MGN 30, MGN 1057; Verve MGV 8320, MGV 8341
1851-5I Cover The WaterfrontNorgran MGN 30, MGN 1057
1852-3I Didn't Know What Time It Was-
1853-3Let's Fall In Love-
* Norgran MGN 1057; Verve MGV 2050   An Evening With Anita O'Day
= Verve MGV 8147   An Evening With Anita O'Day (not released)
* Verve MGV 8320   Various Artists - Down Beat's Hall Of Fame, Vol. 1
* Verve MGV 8341   Various Artists - Special College Jazz Album (complimentary record)
* Norgran MGN 30   Songs By Anita O'Day

Meade "Lux" Lewis Duo

Meade "Lux" Lewis (piano) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 1954
1854-1Spooney SamDown Home MGD 7
1855-1Mama's Bounce-
1856-3Shooboody-
1857-1Hangover Boogie-
1858-1Yancey's Last Ride-
1859-1Bush Street Boogie-
* Down Home MGD 7; Verve MGV 1007   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Out Of The Roaring 20's
= Clef MGC 632   Meade "Lux" Lewis And Louie Bellson Play Boogie Woogie Piano And Drums

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra

Harold Baker (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) John Coltrane (tenor sax) Call Cobbs (piano) John Williams (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1954
1860-1Burgundy WalkNorgran 122, MGN 1061
1861-1On The Sunny Side Of The StreetNorgran 131, MGN 1009, MGN 1060
1862-1Sweet As Bear MeatNorgran 124, MGN 1060
* Norgran MGN 1061; Verve MGV 8151   Johnny Hodges - The Blues
* Norgran MGN 1009   More Of Johnny Hodges
* Norgran MGN 1060; Verve MGV 8150   Johnny Hodges - Used To Be Duke
* Norgran 122   Johnny Hodges - Burgundy Walk, Part 1 & 2
* Norgran 131   Johnny Hodges - On The Sunny Side Of The Street / All Of Me
* Norgran 124   Johnny Hodges - Sweet As Bear Meat / Skokiaan

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Bill Castagnino, Dick Collins, John Howell, Al Porcino, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Cy Touff (bass trumpet) Dick Kenney, Keith Moon (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto sax) Dick Hafer, Dave Madden, Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Jack Nimitz (baritone sax) Nat Pierce (piano) Red Kelly (bass) Chuck Flores (drums)
Omaha, NE, July 13-15, 1954
Indian SummerClef MGC 745
Tenderly-
Stardust-
* Clef MGC 745; Verve MGV 8014   Woody Herman - Jazz The Utmost!

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra

Harold Baker (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax -3,4,6) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) John Coltrane (tenor sax -3) Harry Carney (baritone sax -3/6) Call Cobbs (piano -1/3,5,6) Richard Powell (piano -4) John Williams (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 5, 1954
1. 1863-1Madame ButterflyNorgran MGN 1009, MGN 1060
2. 1864-3Warm ValleyNorgran MGN 1009, MGN 1035, MGN 1060
3. 1865-4Used To Be DukeNorgran 145, MGN 1060
4. 1866-1Ballad MedleyNorgran MGN 1009, MGN 1060
5. -All Of MeNorgran 131, MGN 1009, MGN 1060
6. 1867-2SkokiaanNorgran 124, MGN 1009
* Norgran MGN 1009   More Of Johnny Hodges
* Norgran MGN 1060; Verve MGV 8150   Johnny Hodges - Used To Be Duke
* Norgran MGN 1035; Verve MGV 8126   Various Artists - Alto Saxes
* Norgran 145   Johnny Hodges - Used To Be Duke, Part 1 & 2
* Norgran 131   Johnny Hodges - On The Sunny Side Of The Street / All Of Me
* Norgran 124   Johnny Hodges - Sweet As Bear Meat / Skokiaan

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
1868-2MineNorgran MGN 1012
1869-2You Go To My Head-
1870-3Gerry's Tune-
1871-4Now's The Time-
1872-1Autumn LeavesNorgran 125, MGN 1012
1873-1Titoro (long version)Norgran MGN 1012, MGN 1021
1873-4Titoro (short version)Norgran 125; Verve MGV 8195
* Norgran MGN 1012   Buddy DeFranco And His Clarinet
= Norgran MGN 1096; Verve MGV 8183   Buddy DeFranco - Autumn Leaves
* Norgran MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 8195   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #2
* Norgran 125   Buddy DeFranco - Autumn Leaves / Titoro

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 1954
1874-1The Bright OneNorgran MGN 1079
1875-1Sonny's Idea-
1876-1Laura-
1877-1Everything Happens To Me-
1878-1I'll Remember April-
1879-1Willow Weep For Me-
* Norgran MGN 1079; Verve MGV 8169   Buddy DeFranco - In A Mellow Mood

Charlie Ventura And His Orchestra

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Lenny Hambro (alto, baritone sax) Charlie Ventura (tenor, baritone sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax, flute) Dave McKenna (piano) Perry Lopez (guitar) Bob Carter (bass) Sonny Igoe (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals)
NYC, August 16, 1954
1880-2Swingin' On A StarNorgran MGN 1013, MGN 1053, MGN 1034
1881-1Charlie's Venture-
1882-2The Breeze And INorgran MGN 1013, MGN 1053
1883-5Soft Touch-
1884-3We'll Be Together Again-
1885-3There'll Be Some Changes Made-
1886-4It Don't Mean A Thing-
* Norgran MGN 1013   Another Evening With Charlie Ventura And Mary Ann McCall
* Norgran MGN 1053; Verve MGV 8143   An Evening With Mary Ann McCall And Charlie Ventura
* Norgran MGN 1034; Verve MGV 8125   Various Artists - Tenor Saxes

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor sax, arranger) Frank Wess (tenor sax) Frank Foster (tenor sax, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Manny Albam, Neal Hefti (arranger)
NYC, August 16, 1954
1887-6Slow But SureClef 89126, MGC 647, MGC 724; Verve VE2 2517
1888-3You For MeClef 89126, MGC 647, MGC 724; Verve V/V6 8407, VE2 2517
1889-2She's Just My SizeClef MGC 647, MGC 723; Verve VE2 2517
1890-4Soft DrinkClef 89131, MGC 647, MGC 724; Verve VE2 2517
1891-2Two For The BluesClef 89131, MGC 647, MGC 724; Verve V/V6 8407, VE2 2517
1892-4Blues BackstageClef MGC 666; Verve VE2 2517
1893-4I Feel Like A New ManClef 89137, MGC 647, MGC 724; Verve VE2 2517
1894-1Down For The CountClef MGC 666; Verve VE2 2517
* Clef MGC 647   Count Basie Dance Session #2
* Clef MGC 724; Verve MGV 8104   Count Basie - The King Of Swing
* Verve VE2 2517   Count Basie - Sixteen Men Swinging
* Verve V/V6 8407   The Essential Count Basie
* Clef MGC 723; Verve MGV 8018   Count Basie - Basie Roars Again
* Clef MGC 666   Count Basie - Basie
= Clef MGC 722; Verve MGV 8103   Count Basie - The Band Of Distinction
= Clef MGC 734   Count Basie - The Band Of Distinction (not released)
* Clef 89126, 89126x45   Count Basie - Slow But Sure / You For Me
* Clef 89131, 89131x45   Count Basie - Soft Drink / Two For The Blues
* Clef 89137, 89137x45   Count Basie - I Feel Like A New Man / Stereophonic

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Hughes (trombone -1/3,5/10, piano -4) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor sax, arranger) Frank Foster, Frank Wess (tenor sax) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ -1/3,5/10) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Buster Harding, Neal Hefti (arranger)
NYC, August 17, 1954
1. 1895-7StereophonicClef 89137, MGC 647, MGC 723; Verve VE2 2517
2. 1896-2Sixteen Men SwingingVerve VE2 2517
3. 1896-4-Clef 89147, MGC 647, MGC 723; Verve VE2 2517
4. 1897-4Ska-Di-Dle-Dee-Bee-DooClef MGC 666; Verve VE2 2517
5. 1898-4PerdidoClef 89147, MGC 666; Verve 2V6S 8818, VE2 2517
6. 1899-2Mambo MistClef MGC 647, MGC 723; Verve V3HB 8850, VE2 2517
7. 1900-2EventideClef MGC 666; Verve VE2 2517
8. 1901-1Two Franks-
9. 1902-1Ain't Misbehavin'-
10. 1903-1Rails-
* Clef MGC 647   Count Basie Dance Session #2
* Clef MGC 723; Verve MGV 8018   Count Basie - Basie Roars Again
* Verve VE2 2517   Count Basie - Sixteen Men Swinging
* Clef MGC 666   Count Basie - Basie
= Clef MGC 722; Verve MGV 8103   Count Basie - The Band Of Distinction
= Clef MGC 734   Count Basie - The Band Of Distinction (not released)
* Verve 2V6S 8818   Various Artists - We Love You Madly - A Tribute To Duke Ellington
* Verve V3HB 8850   Count Basie - Return Engagement
* Clef 89137, 89137x45   Count Basie - I Feel Like A New Man / Stereophonic
* Clef 89147, 89147x45   Count Basie - Sixteen Men Swinging / Perdido

Buddy Rich And His Orchestra

Harry Edison (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt (trombone) Willie Smith (alto sax) Tom Brown (tenor sax) Bob Poland (baritone sax) Gerald Wiggins (piano) Joe Comfort (bass) Buddy Rich (drums, vocals) Jack Costanzo (bongos)
Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1954
1904-4Sweets' Opus No. 1Norgran 148, MGN 26, MGN 1052; Verve 2V6S 8824
1905-1Piano, Bongos, Bass And DrumsNorgran 126
1906-6Strike It RichNorgran MGN 26, MGN 1052
1907-3Sportin' Life (as Sweetie Pie)Norgran 126, MGN 26, MGN 1052, MGN 1021; Verve MGV 8195, 2V6S 8824
* Norgran MGN 1052   The Swingin' Buddy Rich
= Verve MGV 8142   The Swinging Buddy Rich
* Verve 2V6S 8824   Buddy Rich - The Monster
* Norgran MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 8195   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #2
* Norgran MGN 26   The Swinging Buddy Rich
* Norgran 148   Buddy Rich - Sweets' Opus No. 1 / All Sweets
* Norgran 126   Buddy Rich - Piano, Bongos, Bass And Drums / Sportin' Life (Sweetie Pie)

Louis Bellson And Buddy Baker Orchestra

Juan Tizol (valve trombone) George Poole (flute) Willie Smith (alto sax) Ernie Hughes (piano) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings, Buddy Baker (arranger, conductor) and others
Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 1954
1908-4LonesomeNorgran MGN 1007
1909-4Mirror On The Walter-
1910-2Out Of This World-
1911-3Javille-
1912-2Be My Pretty Flower-
* Norgran MGN 1007   Louis Bellson - Journey Into Love
= Verve MGV 2006   Buddy Baker - Two In Love

Louis Bellson And Buddy Baker Orchestra

Juan Tizol (valve trombone) George Poole (flute) Willie Smith (alto sax) Ernie Hughes (piano) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings, Buddy Baker (arranger, conductor) and others: same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954
1913-3Love Me ForeverNorgran MGN 1007
1914-5Dancing On A Moonbeam-
1915-7Can't This Be True-
1916-4Don't Be Afraid To Love Me-
1917-5Unforgettable-
* Norgran MGN 1007   Louis Bellson - Journey Into Love
= Verve MGV 2006   Buddy Baker - Two In Love

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954
1920-1Minor IncidentNorgran MGN 1079
1921-2A Foggy Day-
1922-1What Can I Say DearVerve MGV 8224
1923-5Moe-
* Norgran MGN 1079; Verve MGV 8169   Buddy DeFranco - In A Mellow Mood
* Verve MGV 8224   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet And Lovely

Kenny Drew Trio

Kenny Drew (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1954
1924-1Four Or FiveNorgran MGN 29, MGN 1002
1925-1Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
1926-1Low Flame-
1927-252nd Street Theme-
1928-1Chartreuse-
1929-1Kenny's Blues-
* Norgran MGN 1002   Kenny Drew - Progressive Piano
= Norgran MGN 1066   The Modernity Of Kenny Drew
= Verve MGV 8156   Kenny Drew And His Progressive Piano
* Norgran MGN 29; Universal (J) UCCV-9114   The Ideation Of Kenny Drew

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra

Harry Edison (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto sax) 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 MeClef 89150, MGC 721; Verve VE2 2515
1931-5P.S. I Love YouVerve VE2 2515
1932-6Too Marvelous For WordsClef MGC 721; Verve VE2 2515
1933-7SoftlyVerve VE2 2515
1934-7I Cried For YouClef unissued
1935-3I Thought About YouClef 89150, MGC 721; Verve VE2 2515
1936-6What A Little Moonlight Can DoClef unissued; Verve VE2 2515
1937-1Willow Weep For MeClef 89141, MGC 721; Verve VE2 2515
1938-3Stormy Blues-
* Clef MGC 721; Verve MGV 8099; ARS G 431   Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues
* Verve VE2 2515   Billie Holiday - Stormy Blues
* Clef 89150, 89150x45   Billie Holiday - Love Me Or Leave Me / I Thought About You
* Clef 89141, 89141x45   Billie Holiday - Willow Weep For Me / Stormy Blues

Flip Phillips Quintet

Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 13, 1954
1939-2Almost Like Being In LoveClef MGC 637
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-
* Clef MGC 637   The Flip Phillips Quintet
= Clef MGC 740; Verve MGV 8116   Flip Phillips - Rock With Flip

Lionel Hampton Quartet

Lionel Hampton (vibes) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 13, 1954
1947-1It's A Blue WorldClef MGC 744
1947-4It's A Blue World (short version)Clef 89128; Verve MGV 8275
1948-1The High And The MightyNorgran 150; Verve MGV 8228
1949When The Saints Go Marching InClef MGC 744
1950-2Flying HomeClef 89128; Verve MGV 8223
1951-1Midnight SunClef MGC 744
1952-1TenderlyVerve MGV 8226
1953-2Hallelujah-
1954-2IndianaVerve MGV 8275
* Clef MGC 744; Verve MGV 8117   Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Big Four
* Verve MGV 8275   Lionel Hampton (not released)
* Verve MGV 8228   Lionel Hampton - The High And The Mighty
* Verve MGV 8223   Lionel Hampton '58
* Verve MGV 8226   Lionel Hampton - Hallelujah Hamp
* Clef 89128, 89128x45   Lionel Hampton - It's A Blue World / Flying Home
* Norgran 150   Lionel Hampton - The High And The Mighty / September Song

Benny Carter Septet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet -5,6) Bill Harris (trombone -1,2,4,5) Benny Carter (alto sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 14, 1954
1. 1955-1LauraNorgran MGN 1015
2. 1956-2That Old Black MagicNorgran MGN 1044
3. 1957-3Angel Eyes-
4. 1958-8The Song Is You-
5. 1959-1Marriage Blues-
6. 1960-1Just One Of Those Things-
* Norgran MGN 1015   Benny Carter Plays Pretty
= Verve MGV 2025   Benny Carter - Moonglow
* Norgran MGN 1044; Verve MGV 8135   Benny Carter - New Jazz Sounds

Roy Eldridge Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 14, 1954
1961-1If I Had YouClef MGC 683; Verve VE2 2531
1962-2Blue Moon-
1963-5Stormy Weather-
1964-1Sweethearts On Parade-
1965-3A Foggy Day-
1966-1I Only Have Eyes For You-
1967-1Sweet Georgia Brown-
1968-1The Song Is Ended-
* Clef MGC 683; Verve MGV 8068   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz
* Verve VE2 2531   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail

Lionel Hampton Quintet

Lionel Hampton (vibes, piano, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, September 15, 1954
1969-2But BeautifulVerve MGV 8228
1970-4IndianaVerve MGV 8226
1971-2Hamp's Boogie Woogie-
1971-3-Clef 89136; Verve MGV 8275
1972-1Honeysuckle RoseVerve MGV 8223
1972-2-Verve MGV 8226, MGV 8275
1973-1China BoyClef MGC 667, MGC 736
1974-1A Foggy DayVerve MGV 8223
1974-2-Clef 89136; Verve MGV 8226, MGV 8275
1975-2Love Is Here To StayVerve MGV 8228
1976-1Body And SoulVerve MGV 8223
1977-2It's Only A Paper MoonVerve MGV 8228
1978-4Sweethearts On Parade-
1979-1Date With Oscar-
* Verve MGV 8228   Lionel Hampton - The High And The Mighty
* Verve MGV 8226   Lionel Hampton - Hallelujah Hamp
* Verve MGV 8275   Lionel Hampton (not released)
* Verve MGV 8223   Lionel Hampton '58
* Clef MGC 667   The Lionel Hampton Quartet/Quintet
* Clef MGC 736; Verve MGV 8113   Lionel Hampton - Swingin' With Hamp
* Clef 89136, 89136x45   Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Boogie Woogie / A Foggy Day

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Leon Comegys, J.J. Johnson, George Mathews (trombone) George Dorsey, Hilton Jefferson (alto sax) Hank Mobley, Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Buster Harding (arranger)
NYC, September 15, 1954
1980-3Cool EyesNorgran MGN 1023
1981-1Confusion-
1982-4Pile Driver-
1983-2Hob Nail Special-
* Norgran MGN 1023   Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy And Strings
= Norgran MGN 1090; Verve MGV 8178   Dizzy Gillespie - Diz Big Band

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Jim Chambers, Fred Klein (French horn) Danny Bank (baritone sax) George Berg, Jack Greenberg, Tom Parshley (woodwinds) Wynton Kelly (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Jimmy Crawford (drums) 9 strings, Johnny Richards (arranger, conductor)
NYC, September 16, 1954
1984-6Rose Of PicardyNorgran MGN 1023
1985SilhouetteNorgran 147, MGN 1023
1986-8Can You Recall-
1987-2O SolowNorgran MGN 1023
* Norgran MGN 1023   Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy And Strings
= Norgran MGN 1090; Verve MGV 8178   Dizzy Gillespie - Diz Big Band
* Norgran 147   Dizzy Gillespie - Silhouette / Can You Recall

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
"Bushnell Memorial Auditorium", Hartford, CT, September 17, 1954
Jazz Concert BluesClef MG VOL.17
The ChallengesClef MG VOL.17; Verve VSP 28
The Ballad MedleyClef MG VOL.17
Drum Solo-
* Clef MG VOL.17   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 17
= Verve MG VOL.10   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10
* Verve VSP 28   Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge - Soul Mates

Lionel Hampton - Buddy DeFranco Sextet At JATP

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Lionel Hampton (vibes) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Bushnell Memorial Auditorium", Hartford, CT, September 17, 1954
How High The MoonClef MG VOL.17
Body And Soul-
Flying HomeClef MG VOL.17; Verve VSP 40
* Clef MG VOL.17   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 17
= Verve MG VOL.10   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10
* Verve VSP 40   Buddy Rich At JATP

Ella Fitzgerald At JATP

Raymond Tunia (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
"Bushnell Memorial Auditorium", Hartford, CT, September 17, 1954
The Man That Got AwayClef MG VOL.17
Hernando's Hideaway-
Later-
A Foggy Day-
* Clef MG VOL.17   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 17
= Verve MG VOL.10   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10

Buddy DeFranco Quintet At JATP

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Bushnell Memorial Auditorium", Hartford, CT, September 17, 1954
I'll Remember AprilClef MG VOL.17
Autumn Leaves-
Now's The Time-
Air Mail Special-
AvalonClef MG VOL.17; Verve VSP 42
It's Only A Paper MoonClef MG VOL.17
Easy Living-
* Clef MG VOL.17   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 17
= Verve MG VOL.10   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10
* Verve VSP 42   Oscar Peterson At JATP

Oscar Peterson Trio At JATP

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
"Bushnell Memorial Auditorium", Hartford, CT, September 17, 1954
NuagesClef MG VOL.17; Verve VSP 42
Love For Sale-
Come To The Mardi Gras-
Should IClef MG VOL.17
* Clef MG VOL.17   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 17
= Verve MG VOL.10   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10
* Verve VSP 42   Oscar Peterson At JATP

Benny Carter Trio

Benny Carter (alto sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, September 20, 1954
1988-5Little Girl BlueNorgran MGN 1025
1989-4June In January-
1990-2Jeepers Creepers-
1991-2Rosetta-
1992-1Birth Of The Blues-
1993-3When Your Lover Has Gone-
1994-1The Moon Is Low-
1995-3This Love Of Mine-
* Norgran MGN 1025   Benny Carter (not released)

The Modern Jazz Quartet

Milt Jackson (vibes) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
circa September or October, 1954
1996-14ConcordeClef unissued

George Wallington With Strings

Joseph Livoisi (violin) David Uchitel (viola) William Eder (cello) George Wallington (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Sonny Lawrence or George Brackman (arranger)
NYC, October 22, 1954
1997-3My Funny ValentineNorgran MGN 1010; Verve MGV 2017
1998-1Alone Together-
1999-4Autumn In New York-
2000-3Thou SwellNorgran MGN 1010
2001-3InvitationNorgran MGN 1010; Verve MGV 2017
2002-3Moonlight In Vermont-
2003Variations-
2004RacingNorgran MGN 1010
2005-4Marcel The FurrierNorgran MGN 1010; Verve MGV 2017
2006-1Ever Loving Blues-
2007Hold Me CloseNorgran MGN 1010
2008Morning Dew-
* Norgran MGN 1010   George Wallington With Strings
* Verve MGV 2017   George Wallington - Variations

Oscar Peterson Quartet

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 27, 1954
2009-1Give Me The Simple LifeClef MGC 694
2010-1Singin' In The Rain-
2011-1Love You Madly-
2012-3Air Mail SpecialARS G 401, G 415
2013-1Honeysuckle RoseClef unissued
2014-1The Second Astaire BluesNorgran MGN 1036
2015-1It Don't Mean A ThingARS G 415
* Clef MGC 694; Verve MGV 2044   Recital By Oscar Peterson
= Verve MGV 8078   Recital By Oscar Peterson (not released)
* ARS G 401   Various Artists - Giants Of Jazz
* ARS G 415   Oscar Peterson - An Oscar For Peterson
* Norgran MGN 1036; Verve MGV 8127   Various Artists - Piano Interpretations

Dizzy Gillespie - Roy Eldridge Sextet

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 HappyClef MGC 671, MGC 730; Verve V/V6 8566, VE2 2524
2017-3Algo BuenoClef MGC 641, MGC 731; Verve VE2 2524
2018-1Trumpet BluesClef MGC 641, MGC 731; Verve MGV 8230, VE2 2524
2019-1 | 62VK460The Beat's OnVerve PR 2-3
2020-1The Ballad MedleyClef MGC 671, MGC 730; Verve VSP 28, VE2 2524
2021-1Blue MoonClef MGC 671, MGC 731; Verve VE2 2524
2022-1I've Found A New BabyClef MGC 641, MGC 730; Verve VSP 28, VE2 2524
2023-5Pretty Eyed BabyClef MGC 641, MGC 731; Verve VE2 2524
2024-1 | 62VK447I Can't Get Started With YouClef MGC 641, MGC 730; Verve VSP 17, VE2 2524
2025-6Limehouse BluesClef MGC 671, MGC 731; Verve VSP 28, VE2 2524
* Clef MGC 671   Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie - Roy And Diz, Vol. 2
* Clef MGC 730; Verve MGV 8109   Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie - Trumpet Battle
* Verve V/V6 8566   The Essential Dizzy Gillespie
* Verve VE2 2524   Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge - Diz And Roy
* Clef MGC 641   Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie - Roy And Diz
* Clef MGC 731; Verve MGV 8110   Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie - The Trumpet Kings
* Verve MGV 8230   Various Artists - The Anatomy Of Improvisation
* Verve PR 2-3   Various Artists - Greatest Names In Jazz
* Verve VSP 28   Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge - Soul Mates
* Verve VSP 17   Various Artists - The Art Of The Ballad

Buddy DeFranco With Oscar Peterson Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, October 29, 1954
2026-1Sweet And LovelyVerve MGV 8210
2027-1Fascinating Rhythm-
2028-4Love For Sale-
2029-1Easy To Love-
2030-2Pick Yourself Up-
2031-1They Can't Take That Away From Me-
* Verve MGV 8210   Buddy DeFranco And The Oscar Peterson Quartet

Norman Granz' Jam Session

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, October 30, 1954
2032-1Stompin' At The Savoy, Part 1Clef MGC 4006
2033-1Stompin' At The Savoy, Part 2-
2034-1Lullaby In RhythmVerve MGV 8196
2035-1Funky Blues No. 2-
* Clef MGC 4006, MGC 656; Verve MGV 8054   Norman Granz' Jam Session #6
* Verve MGV 8196   Norman Granz' Jam Session #9

Stan Getz Quintet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor sax) John Williams (piano) Bill Anthony (bass) Art Mardigan (drums)
"Shrine Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, November 8, 1954
Open CountryNorgran MGN 2000-2
Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
It Don't Mean A Thing-
Flamingo-
Lover Man-
Pernod-
Tasty Puddin'-
I'll Remember April-
* Norgran MGN 2000-2; Verve MGV 8188-2   Stan Getz At The Shrine

Stan Getz Quintet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor sax) John Williams (piano) Bill Anthony (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 1954
2036-1Give Me The Simple LifeNorgran MGN 1029
2037-1Oh, Jane Suavely-
2038-1We'll Be Together AgainNorgran EPN 2001
2038-2-Norgran MGN 2000-2
2039-1Feather Merchant-
2040-1I'll Remember AprilNorgran MGN 1029
2041-1FlamingoVerve MGV 8200
* Norgran MGN 1029; Verve MGV 8122   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet #3
* Norgran MGN 2000-2; Verve MGV 8188-2   Stan Getz At The Shrine
* Verve MGV 8200   Stan Getz And The Cool Sounds
= ARS G 407   The Cool Jazz Of Stan Getz
* Norgran EPN 2001   Stan Getz At The Shrine

Benny Carter Quintet

Benny Carter (alto sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 12, 1954
2042-4Don't You ThinkClef unissued
2043-4Will You Still Be Mine-
2044-1A Foggy DayNorgran MGN 1035
2045-1We'll Be Together AgainClef MGC 742
2046-2You Took Advantage Of MeNorgran MGN 1035
2047-1Poinciana-
2048-4Prisoner Of Love-
2049-2FrenesiNorgran MGN 1044
* Norgran MGN 1035; Verve MGV 8126   Various Artists - Alto Saxes
* Clef MGC 742   Down Beat Critics Poll Winners (not released)
* Norgran MGN 1044; Verve MGV 8135   Benny Carter - New Jazz Sounds

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 15, 1954
2058-1NagasakiClef MGC 648
2059-1Serenade In Blue-
2060-2Lullaby Of Broadway-
2061-1I Found A Million Dollar Baby-
2062-1Would You Like To Take A Walk-
2063-1I'll String Along With You-
2064-1I Only Have Eyes For You-
2065-1You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby-
2066-1You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me-
2067-1 | 62VK462Chattanooga Choo Choo-
2068-1You're My Everything-
2069-1As Long As I LiveClef MGC 649
2070-1I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues-
2071-1Come Rain Or Come Shine-
2072-1Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive-
2073-1Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea-
2074-1I've Got The World On A String-
2075-1It's Only A Paper Moon-
2076-1That Old Black Magic-
2077-1Let's Fall In Love-
2078-1Stormy Weather-
2079-1Blues In The Night-
* Clef MGC 648   Oscar Peterson Plays Harry Warren
* Clef MGC 649   Oscar Peterson Plays Harold Arlen

Tal Farlow Quartet

Gerald Wiggins (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Chico Hamilton (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 15 & 16, 1954
2050-4I Like To Recognize The TuneNorgran MGN 1014
2051-4Strike Up The Band-
2052-1Autumn In New York-
2053-1And She Remembers Me-
2054-2Little Girl Blue-
2055-1Have You Met Miss Jones-
2056-4Tal's Blues-
2057-2Cherokee-
* Norgran MGN 1014   The Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Autumn In New York
= Norgran MGN 1097; Verve MGV 8184   The Guitar Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Autumn In New York

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 16, 1954
2080-1Over The RainbowClef MGC 649
2081-1When My Sugar Walks Down The StreetClef MGC 650
2082-1I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me-
2083-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street-
2084-1Don't Blame Me-
2085-1I'm In The Mood For Love-
2086-1I Can't Give You Anything But Love-
2087-1I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night-
2088-1Digga Digga Doo-
2089-1You're A Sweetheart-
2090-2Body And SoulClef MGC 695
2091-3I Cover The WaterfrontClef MGC 695; Norgran MGN 1036
2092-1NuagesClef 89130
* Clef MGC 649   Oscar Peterson Plays Harold Arlen
* Clef MGC 650   Oscar Peterson Plays Jimmy McHugh
* Clef MGC 695; Verve MGV 2045   Nostalgic Memories By Oscar Peterson
= Verve MGV 8079   Nostalgic Memories By Oscar Peterson (not released)
* Norgran MGN 1036; Verve MGV 8127   Various Artists - Piano Interpretations
* Clef 89130, 89130x45   Oscar Peterson - Dark Eyes / Nuages

Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra

Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Carlton McBeath (trumpet) Milt Bernhart, Herbie Harper, Tommy Pederson, Si Zentner (trombone) Willie Smith (alto sax) Georgie Auld, Fred Fallensby (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes, Chuck Gentry (baritone sax) Bob Harrington (piano) Tony Rizzi (guitar) Sam Chieftz (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 1954
2093-4Who's Your Hoosier (aka Indiana)Clef MGC 638
2094-2Argo-
2095-1Bluehound Bus Greys (aka Wahoo's Lament)-
2096-4Things Ain't What They Used To Be-
* Clef MGC 638   Charlie Barnet - One Night Stand
= Verve MGV 2027   Charlie Barnet - Dancing Party

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Russ Garcia Orchestra

Harry Betts, Nick DiMaio, Murray McEachern, Dick Noel, Tommy Pederson (trombone) Dick DeRisi (French horn) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Marty Berman, Jack Dumont, Herman Glunker, Jules Jacobs (woodwinds) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Bobby White (drums) unidentified strings, Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1954
2097-3It Ain't Necessarily SoNorgran MGN 1016
2098-3'S Wonderful-
2099-5Someone To Watch Over Me-
2100-2Bess, You Is My Woman Now-
2101-5I Want To Stay Here (aka Porgy)Norgran MGN 1016; Verve VSP 38
* Norgran MGN 1016; Verve MGV 2022   Buddy DeFranco, Oscar Peterson - The George Gershwin Song Book
* Verve VSP 38   Various Artists - The Art Of The Ballad #2

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Russ Garcia Orchestra

Harry Betts, Nick DiMaio, Murray McEachern, Dick Noel, Tommy Pederson (trombone) Dick DeRisi (French horn) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Marty Berman, Jack Dumont, Herman Glunker, Jules Jacobs (woodwinds) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Bobby White (drums) unidentified strings, Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1954
2102-4Strike Up The BandNorgran MGN 1016
2103-2The Man I Love-
2104-4I Got RhythmNorgran 136, MGN 1016
2105-1They Can't Take That Away From Me-
2106-5I Was Doing All RightNorgran MGN 1016
* Norgran MGN 1016; Verve MGV 2022   Buddy DeFranco, Oscar Peterson - The George Gershwin Song Book
* Norgran 136   Buddy DeFranco - I Got Rhythm / They Can't Take That Away From Me

Lester Young Quintet

Jesse Drakes (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor sax) Gildo Mahones (piano) John Ore (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 10, 1954
2107-1Another MamboNorgran 133, MGN 1022; Verve VE2 2538
2108-1Come Rain Or Come ShineNorgran MGN 1022; Verve VE2 2538
2109-2Rose Room-
2110-2Somebody Loves Me-
2111-2Kiss Me Again-
2112-2It Don't Mean A Thing-
2113-1I'm In The Mood For LoveNorgran 133, MGN 1022; Verve VE2 2538
2114-2Big Top BluesNorgran MGN 1022; Verve VE2 2538
* Norgran MGN 1022, MGN 1100; Verve MGV 8187   Lester Young - It Don't Mean A Thing
* Verve VE2 2538   Lester Young - Mean To Me
* Norgran 133   Lester Young - Another Mambo / I'm In The Mood For Love

Charlie Parker Quintet

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 10, 1954
2115-1Love For SaleVerve (J) J00J-29001/10
2115-2--
2115-3--
2115-4-Verve MGV 8007
2115-5 | 62VK472-Verve MGV 8007, MGV 8001, V3HB 8840, VE2 2523
2116-2I Love ParisVerve MGV 8007
2116-3-Verve MGV 8007, MGV 8001, VE2 2523
* Verve MGV 8007   The Genius Of Charlie Parker #5 - Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter
* Verve MGV 8001   The Charlie Parker Story #2
= Verve MGV 8100-3   The Charlie Parker Story
* Verve V3HB 8840   Charlie Parker - Return Engagement
* Verve VE2 2523   Charlie Parker - The Verve Years 1952-1954
* Verve (J) J00J-29001/10   The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve - Bird

Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra

Russell Jacquet (trumpet -1/4) Matthew Gee (trombone -1/4) Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax -5,6) Leo Parker (baritone sax -1/4) John Acea (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Chino Pozo (congas -1/4)
NYC, December 13, 1954
1. 2117-5Jacquet DilemmaClef 89133, MGC 680; Verve VE2 2544
2. 2118-2Mambacito MioClef 89133, MGC 680
3. 2119-3September SongClef MGC 680
4. 2120-1SaphClef MGC 680; Verve VE2 2544
5. 2121-1The Kid And The Brute-
6. 2122-2I Wrote It For The Kid-
* Clef MGC 680; Verve MGV 8065   Illinois Jacquet, Ben Webster - The Kid And The Brute
* Verve VE2 2544   Illinois Jacquet - The Cool Rage
* Clef 89133, 89133x45   Illinois Jacquet - Jacquet Dilemma / Mambacito Mio

Harry Carney And His Orchestra

Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Tony Miranda (French horn) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax, bass clarinet) Leroy Lovett (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Wendell Marshall (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings
NYC, December 14, 1954
2123-2Ghost Of A ChanceClef MGC 640
2124-1I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good-
2125-3Take The "A" Train-
2126-2Moonlight On The GangesClef 89135, MGC 640
2127-1It Had To Be YouClef MGC 640, MGC 742
2128-3We're In Love AgainClef 89135, MGC 640
2129-2ChalmeuClef MGC 640
2130-3Fantasy-
* Clef MGC 640   Harry Carney With Strings
= Verve MGV 2028   Harry Carney - Moods For Girl And Boy
* Clef MGC 742   Down Beat Critics Poll Winners (not released)
* Clef 89135, 89135x45   Harry Carney - Moonlight On The Ganges / We're In Love Again

Gene Krupa Quartet

Eddie Shu (trumpet, clarinet, alto, tenor sax, accordion) Bobby Scott (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, December 14, 1954
2131-1UndecidedVerve MGV 8204; Clef MGC 710
2132-1How Deep Is The OceanClef 89140, MGC 710
2133-5Gene's Bass BluesClef 89140; Verve MGV 8204, V3HB 8847; Clef MGC 710
* Verve MGV 8204   The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa
* Clef MGC 710   Gene Krupa - Krupa's Wail (not released)
* Verve V3HB 8847   Gene Krupa - Return Engagement
* Clef 89140, 89140x45   Gene Krupa - How Deep Is The Ocean / Gene's Bass Blues

Ben Webster Sextet With Ralph Burns' Orchestra

Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings, Ralph Burns (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 15, 1954
2134-5Do Nothin' Till You Hear From MeNorgran MGN 1018; Verve VE2 2530
2135-3Prelude To A Kiss-
2136-5Willow Weep For MeNorgran MGN 1039; Verve VE2 2530
2137-2Come Rain Or Come ShineNorgran MGN 1018; Verve VE2 2530
* Norgran MGN 1018   Ben Webster - Music For Loving
= Verve MGV 2026   Ben Webster - Sophisticated Lady
* Verve VE2 2530   Ben Webster - Ballads
* Norgran MGN 1039   Ben Webster Plays Music With Feeling
= Verve MGV 8130   Ben Webster With Strings - Music With Feeling

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass -1,3/8) Max Roach (drums -1,3/8)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 16, 1954
1. 2138-1,2Like Someone In Love (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2. 2138-3Like Someone In LoveNorgran MGN 1017; Verve 314 521 669-2
3. 2139-1Deep Night-
4. 2140-1,2That Old Black Magic (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
5. 2140-3That Old Black Magic (alternate take 1)Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
6. 2140-4That Old Black MagicNorgran MGN 1017; Verve 314 521 669-2
7. 2140-5That Old Black Magic (alternate take 2)Verve 314 521 669-2
8. 2141-1'Round MidnightNorgran MGN 1017; Verve VE2 2526, VSP 34, 314 521 669-2
* Norgran MGN 1017   Bud Powell - Jazz Original
= Norgran MGN 1098; Verve MGV 8185   Bud Powell '57
* Verve VE2 2526   The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2
* Verve VSP 34   The Jazz Legacy Of Bud Powell
* Verve 314 521 669-2   The Complete Bud Powell On Verve

Jack Costanzo Group

Rolf Ericson (trumpet -3,4) John Anderson (trumpet -5/7) Herbie Steward (alto sax -3/7) Bill Holman (tenor sax -3,4) Tom Brown (tenor sax -5/7) Gerald Wiggins (piano -3/7) Joe Comfort (bass -3,4) Jack Coughman (bass -5/7) Lawrence Marable (drums -3,4) Albert Bartee (drums -5,6) Jackie Mills (drums -7) Jack Costanzo (bongos)
Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 1954
1. 2142Mambo CostanzoNorgran 132, MGN 32, MGN 1067
2. 2143Mister BongoNorgran 132
3. 2144BottlabudNorgran MGN 32, MGN 1067
4. 2145Satin Doll-
5. 2146Yukon Mambo-
6. 2147Maggie-
7. 2148The G And J Blues-
* Norgran MGN 1067; Verve MGV 8157   Jack Costanzo, Andre's All Stars - Afro-Cubano
* Norgran MGN 32   Jack Costanzo - Afro-Cubano Jazz
* Norgran 132   Jack Costanzo - Mambo Costanzo / Mister Bongo

Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five

Artie Shaw (clarinet) Joe Roland (vibes) Hank Jones (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Irv Kluger (drums)
NYC, 1954
1621Sequence In B FlatClef MGC 159; Verve MGV 2014
1622I've Got A Crush On You-
1623The Sad Sack-
1624Sunny Side UpClef MGC 160; Verve MGV 2014
1625Autumn Leaves-
1626When The Quail Come Back To San Quentin-
1627Tenderly-
same session
1628How High The MoonClef unissued
1629Don't Take Your Love From Me-
1630Crumbum-
1631The Pied Piper ThemeClef EPC 333
1632ImaginationVerve MGV 2015
1633Besame MuchoClef EPC 334
1634ScuttlebuttClef unissued
1635Stop And Go MamboClef EPC 332
1636Love Of My Life-
1637The Grabtown GrappleVerve MGV 2015
1638TenderlyClef unissued
1639-ASomeone To Watch Over MeClef EPC 334, MGC 645
1640-AThat Old Feeling-
1641Stop And Go MamboClef MGC 645
1642The Grabtown GrappleClef unissued
1643I Can't Get StartedVerve MGV 2015
1644Sunny Side UpClef 89117
1645-ADancing In The DarkClef 89159, EPC 333, MGC 645
1646Love Of My LifeClef 89159, MGC 645
1647ImaginationClef 89117
1648LyricVerve MGV 2015
1649Lugubrious-
1650The Pied Piper ThemeClef MGC 645
1651Besame Mucho-
Artie Shaw (clarinet) Hank Jones (piano) Joe Puma (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Irv Kluger (drums)
Dancing On The CeilingClef MGC 630
My Funny Valentine-
Rough Riding-
September Song-
S'posin'-
Too Marvelous For Words-
Yesterdays-
* Verve MGV 2014   Artie Shaw - Sequence In Music
* Verve MGV 2015   Artie Shaw - I Can't Get Started
* Clef MGC 645   Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five, Vol. 4
* Clef MGC 630   Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five, Vol. 3
* Clef MGC 159   Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five #1
* Clef MGC 160   Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five #2
* Clef EPC 333   Artie Shaw
* Clef EPC 334   Artie Shaw
* Clef EPC 332   Artie Shaw
* Clef 89117, 89117x45   Artie Shaw - Sunny Side Up / Imagination
* Clef 89159, 89159x45   Artie Shaw - Love Of My Life / Dancing In The Dark

Stan Wilson

Stan Wilson (guitar, vocals) Vernon Alley (bass) Rayardo Velarde, Earl Watkins (congas)
San Francisco, CA, 1954
1842Rolling StoneClef MGC 163
1843-7ADrucilla-
1844I Want You, I Need You-
1845Night-
1846-2AO Ken KarangaeClef 89161, MGC 163
1847-1AScarlet RibbonsClef MGC 163
1848-4AMona Lisa-
1849-3ANeighbor Neighbor-
* Clef MGC 163   An Evening With Stan Wilson
* Clef 89161, 89161x45   Stan Wilson - O Ken Karangae / They Call The Wind Maria

Roger King Mozian

Roger King Mozian (trumpet) and others
circa 1954
1617-10YesterdaysClef MGC 166
1618-8ForlornClef 89118, MGC 166
1619-5Rock 'EmClef MGC 166
1620-5Just Mozian AlongClef 89118, MGC 166
* Clef MGC 166   The Colorful Music Of Roger King Mozian
* Clef 89118, 89118x45   Roger King Mozian - Forlorn / Just Mozian Along

Stan Wilson

Stan Wilson (guitar, vocals) and others
circa 1954
26620Wanderin'Cavalier CAV 6002
26621Frankie And Johnny-
26622Venezuela-
26623John Henry-
26624Tongue Tied Boy-
26625Barbara Allen-
26626King Edward The 8th-
26627Foggy Foggy Dew-
26628Uncle Rubin-
26629High Barbaree-
26630Bing Crosby-
26631High Noon-
same session
26632St. James InfirmaryCavalier CAV 6003
26633Waltzing Matilda-
26634Ugly Women-
26635The Bridge-
26636Woman With The Rollin' Pin-
26637Lord Randal-
26638Evil Hearted Man-
26639Young Girls-
26640The Golden Vanity-
26641Donkey City-
26642Baltimore Oriole-
26643Greensleeves-
* Cavalier CAV 6002   Wanterin' With Stan Wilson
= Verve MGV 2139   Stan Wilson
* Cavalier CAV 6003; Verve MGV 2140   Leisure Time With Stan Wilson