Verve Records Discography: 1955

1955

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra

Harold Baker (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Arthur Clarke (tenor sax) Leroy Lovett, John Williams (piano) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, January 7, 1955
2149-3Rose RoomNorgran MGN 1024
2150-4Blues For Basie-
2151-1Mood IndigoNorgran MGN 1024; Verve 2V6S 8818
2152-2Squatty RooNorgran 142, MGN 1024
2153-1PerdidoNorgran 137, MGN 1024
26264Perdido, Part 1Verve 89188
26265Perdido, Part 2-
* Norgran MGN 1024   Johnny Hodges - Dance Bash
= Norgran MGN 1091; Verve MGV 8179   Johnny Hodges - Perdido
* Verve 2V6S 8818   Various Artists - We Love You Madly - A Tribute To Duke Ellington
* Norgran 142   Johnny Hodges - Squatty Roo
* Norgran 137   Johnny Hodges - Perdido
* Verve 89188, 89188x45   Johnny Hodges - Perdido, Part 1 & 2

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 11, 1955
2154-1Thou Swell (alternate take)Verve 314 521 669-2
2154-2Thou SwellNorgran MGN 1017; Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2155-2Someone To Watch Over Me-
2156-1Bean And The Boys (aka Lover Come Back To Me)Norgran MGN 1017; Verve 314 521 669-2
2157-1Tenderly (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2157-2TenderlyNorgran MGN 1017; Verve VE2 2526, 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 314 521 669-2   The Complete Bud Powell On Verve

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2158-1How High The MoonNorgran MGN 1017; Verve 314 521 669-2
2159-1I Get A Kick Out Of You (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2159-2I Get A Kick Out Of YouNorgran MGN 1064; Verve 314 521 669-2
2159-3I Get A Kick Out Of You (alternate take)Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2160-1The Best (aka The Best Thing For You)Norgran MGN 1064; Verve 314 521 669-2
-The Best Thing For You (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2161-1You Go To My HeadNorgran MGN 1064; Verve 314 521 669-2
* Norgran MGN 1017   Bud Powell - Jazz Original
= Norgran MGN 1098; Verve MGV 8185   Bud Powell '57
* 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

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 13, 1955
2162-1MediocreVerve MGV 8301, VE2 2526, VSP 34, 314 521 669-2
2163-1All The Things You AreVerve MGV 8301, 314 521 669-2
2164-2EpistrophyVerve MGV 8301, VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2165-1Dance Of The Infidels-
2166-3Salt PeanutsVerve MGV 8301, 314 521 669-2
2167-1Sweet Georgia Brown (aka Hey George)-
* Verve MGV 8301   Bud Powell - The Lonely One...
* 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

Meade "Lux" Lewis Trio

Meade "Lux" Lewis (piano) Red Callender (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 1955
2168-1Dragon BluesDown Home MGD 6
2169-1The Pittsburgh Flyer-
2170-1Jabouti-
2171-1Torpedo Juice-
2172-1629 Boogie-
2173-1San Francisco Shuffle-
2174-1Meade's Mambo-
2175-1Joe Prein's Boogie-
* Down Home MGD 6   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Cat House Piano (not released?)
= Verve MGV 1006   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Cat House Piano

Tal Farlow Quartet

Claude Williamson (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 17, 1955
2176-2These Foolish ThingsNorgran MGN 1027
2177-2I Remember You-
2178-2How Deep Is The Ocean-
2179-8Fascinating Rhythm-
2180-2Manhattan-
2181-4Autumn Leaves-
2182-5It's You Or No One-
2183-4Tenderly-
2184-1There Will Never Be Another You-
2185-6Just One Of Those Things-
* Norgran MGN 1027   The Interpretations Of Tal Farlow
= Norgran MGN 1101   Tal Farlow - Fascinating Rhythm
= Verve MGV 8011   The Guitar Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Fascinating Rhythm

Bob Brookmeyer Quartet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Buddy Clark (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 17, 1955
2186-2You Took Advantage Of MeClef MGC 644
2187-2He Ain't Got Rhythm-
2188-3What Is There To Say-
2189-2There Will Never Be Another You-
2190-1Jasmine-
2191-3Sticks And Stems-
2192-1The Bulldog Blues-
* Clef MGC 644   Bob Brookmeyer Plays Bob Brookmeyer And Some Others
= Clef MGC 732   The Modernity Of Bob Brookmeyer And His Quartet
= Verve MGV 8111   The Modernity Of Bob Brookmeyer

Art Tatum Solo

Art Tatum (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 1955
2193-1I Surrender, DearVerve MGV 8332; Pablo 2310-862, PACD-2405-434-2
2194-1Happy FeetVerve MGV 8347; Pablo 2310-870, PACD-2405-437-2
2195-1Mean To MeVerve MGV 8347; Pablo 2310-864, PACD-2405-435-2, PACD-2405-442-2
2196-1Boulevard Of Broken DreamsVerve MGV 8347, VSP 33; Pablo 2310-870, PACD-2405-437-2
2197-1 | 62VK445Moonlight On The GangesVerve MGV 8347, VSP 33; Pablo 2310-875, PACD-2405-438-2
2198-1Moon SongVerve MGV 8347, VSP 33; Pablo 2310-792
2199-1When Your Lover Has GoneVerve MGV 8332; Pablo 2310-862, PACD-2405-434-2
2200-1The Moon Is LowVerve MGV 8332; Pablo 2310-864, PACD-2405-436-2
2201-1If I Had YouVerve MGV 8332; Pablo 2310-875, PACD-2405-439-2
2202-1S'posin'Verve MGV 8347; Pablo 2310-864, PACD-2405-436-2
2203-1Don't Worry 'Bout MeVerve MGV 8332; Pablo 2310-790
2204-1Prisoner Of LoveVerve MGV 8332; Pablo 2310-730
2205-1MoonglowVerve MGV 8360; Pablo 2310-723
2206-1I Won't DanceVerve MGV 8360; Pablo 2310-793
2207-1I Can't Give You Anything But LoveVerve MGV 8360; Pablo 2310-862, PACD-2405-434-2
2208-1Lullaby In RhythmVerve MGV 8360; Pablo 2310-870, PACD-2405-436-2
2209-1Out Of NowhereVerve MGV 8360; Pablo 2310-870, PACD-2405-438-2
2210-1I Gotta Right To Sing The BluesVerve MGV 8360; Pablo 2310-864, PACD-2405-436-2
2211-1It's Only A Paper MoonVerve MGV 8360; Pablo 2310-723
2212-1Everything I Have Is YoursVerve MGV 8332; Pablo 2310-835, PACD-2405-432-2
2213-1I Only Have Eyes For YouVerve MGV 8332; Pablo 2310-864, PACD-2405-435-2
2214-1On The Sunny Side Of The StreetVerve MGV 8360; Pablo 2310-793, PACD-2405-442-2
2215-1 | 62VK458With A Song In My HeartClef MGC 742
2216-1Do Nothing Till You Hear From MeVerve MGV 8360; Pablo 2310-791
2217-1So Beats My Heart For YouVerve MGV 8360; Pablo 2310-792
2218-1If You Hadn't Gone AwayVerve MGV 8332; Pablo 2310-864, PACD-2405-435-2
2219-1Please Be KindVerve MGV 8332; Pablo 2310-862, PACD-2405-433-2
* Verve MGV 8332   The Incomparable Art Tatum
* Pablo 2310-862, (Eu) 2310-809   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 10
* Verve MGV 8347   Art Tatum - More Of The Greatest Piano Of Them All
* Pablo 2310-870, (Eu) 2310-811   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 12
* Pablo 2310-864, (Eu) 2310-810   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 11
* Verve VSP 33   Art Tatum - The Art Of Art
* Pablo 2310-875, (Eu) 2310-812   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 13
* Pablo 2310-792, PACD-2405-438-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 7
* Pablo 2310-790, PACD-2405-436-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 5
* Pablo 2310-730, PACD-2405-434-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 3
* Verve MGV 8360   Art Tatum - Still More Of The Greatest Piano Of Them All
* Pablo 2310-723, PACD-2405-432-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 1
* Pablo 2310-793, PACD-2405-439-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 8
* Pablo 2310-835, (Eu) 2310-808   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 9
* Clef MGC 742   Down Beat Critics Poll Winners (not released)
* Pablo 2310-791, PACD-2405-437-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 6
* Pablo PACD-2405-435-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 4
* Pablo PACD-2405-442-2   Art Tatum - The Best Of The Pablo Solo Masterpieces
* Pablo PACD-2405-433-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 2

Buddy Rich With Howard Gibeling's Orchestra

Lee Castle (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Buddy Rich (vocals) unidentified strings, Howard Gibeling (director)
NYC, January 26, 1955
2220-6Everything Happens To MeNorgran 144, MGN 1031
2221-4Wrap Your Troubles In DreamsNorgran MGN 1031
2222-9Sure ThingNorgran 144, MGN 1031
2223-5Glad To Be UnhappyNorgran MGN 1031
2224-2Three Little WordsClef unissued
* Norgran MGN 1031   Sing And Swing With Buddy Rich
* Norgran 144   Buddy Rich - Everything Happens To Me / Sure Thing

Lawrence Brown Quintet

Lawrence Brown (trombone) Sam Taylor (tenor sax) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) unknown (vocals)
NYC, January 26, 1955
2225-3Rose Of The Rio GrandeClef MGC 682
2226-2Caravan-
2227-6Down The Street, Round The Corner Blues-
2228-4Where Or When-
* Clef MGC 682; Verve MGV 8067   Lawrence Brown - Slide Trombone

Stan Getz Quintet

Tony Fruscella (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor sax) John Williams (piano) Bill Anthony (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 31, 1955
2229-2Blue BellsVerve MGV 8200; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 660
2230-1Roundup Time-
* Verve MGV 8200   Stan Getz And The Cool Sounds
= ARS G 407   The Cool Jazz Of Stan Getz
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 660   The Tony Fruscella & Brew Moore Quintet - The 1954 Unissued Atlantic Session

Teddy Wilson Trio

Teddy Wilson (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, February 1, 1955
2231-1Blues For The Oldest ProfessionNorgran MGN 1019; Verve MGV 8230
2232-1It Had To Be YouNorgran MGN 1019
2233-1You Took Advantage Of Me-
2234-1Three Little Words-
2235-1If I Had You-
2236-1Who's Sorry Now-
2237-1The Birth Of The Blues-
2238-1When Your Lover Has Gone-
2239-1Moonlight On The Ganges-
2240-3April In Paris-
2241-1Hallelujah-
2242-1Get Out Of Town-
* Norgran MGN 1019   The Creative Teddy Wilson
= Verve MGV 2029   Teddy Wilson - For Quiet Lovers
* Verve MGV 8230   Various Artists - The Anatomy Of Improvisation

Louis Bellson Quintet

Charlie Shavers (trumpet -1/4) Nate Brown (flute -5/7) Sid Brown (bass clarinet -5/7) Seldon Powell (tenor sax -1/4) Lou Stein (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Latin American rhythm (-5/7)
NYC, February 2, 1955
1. 2243-4GreetingsNorgran MGN 1020
2. 2244-2Charlie-
3. 2245-1Basie-
4. 2246-1All Right (Jump It Man)-
5. 2247-2Festivale-
6. 2248-1Mambo A La Louis Bellson-
7. 2249-1The Hawk Talks-
* Norgran MGN 1020   The Driving Louis Bellson
= Norgran MGN 1099; Verve MGV 8186   Louis Bellson - The Hawk Talks

Ben Webster With Strings

Ben Webster (tenor sax) unidentified orchestra, including strings
NYC, February 3, 1955
2250-1Some Other SpringClef unissued
2251-1When Your Lover Has Gone-
2252-3Stars Fell On Alabama-
2253-3Under A Blanket Of Blue-

Ralph Burns Among The JATP's

Al DeRisi, Roy Eldridge, Bernie Glow, Lou Oles, Al Porcino (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Sam Marowitz, Hal McKusick (alto sax) Al Cohn, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Ralph Burns (arranger)
NYC, February 4, 1955
2254-3Perpetual MotionNorgran MGN 1028
2255-1Spring In Naples-
2256-5Music For A Stripteaser-
2257-3Sprang-
2258-2Pimlico-
2259-2Early Awedom-
2260-5Chuck-A-Luck-
2261-2Texco-
* Norgran MGN 1028; Verve MGV 8121   Ralph Burns Among The JATP's

Gene Krupa Quartet

Eddie Shu (trumpet, clarinet, alto, tenor sax, accordion) Bobby Scott (piano) possibly Milt Hinton (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 7, 1955
2265-1Little White LiesClef unissued
2266-2Sleepy Lagoon-
2267-1All Of MeClef MGC 668
2268-1Strike Up The Band-
2269-1TenderlyVerve MGV 8204
2270-1Tee PeeVerve MGV 8204, V3HB 8847
2271-1Bach's BluesClef MGC 668
2272-1Makin' Whoopee-
2273-2'S WonderfulClef unissued
* Clef MGC 668   The Gene Krupa Quartet
* Verve MGV 8204   The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa
* Verve V3HB 8847   Gene Krupa - Return Engagement

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet) Budd Johnson (tenor sax) Carl Drinkard (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, February 14, 1955
2274-1Say It Isn't SoVerve MGV 8302, VE2 2515
2275-5I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm-
2276-4I Wished On The Moon-
2277-3Always-
2278-2Everything Happens To Me-
2279-2Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me-
2280-2Ain't Misbehavin'-
* Verve MGV 8302   Billie Holiday - Stay With Me
* Verve VE2 2515   Billie Holiday - Stormy Blues

Gene Krupa Quartet

Eddie Shu (clarinet, alto, tenor sax, harmonica) Bobby Scott (piano, vocals) John Drew (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, March 10, 1955
2281-3Little White LiesClef 89145, MGC 668
2282-4 | 64VK328By The Sleepy Lagoon-
2283-2'S WonderfulClef 89163; Verve MGV 8204
2284-1Willow Weep For MeClef unissued
2285-1-Clef 89163
2286-2HippeedeebipVerve MGV 8204
2287-2-Clef unissued
2288-3Strike Up The BandVerve MGV 8204, V3HB 8847
2289-1 | 20119-1She's Funny That WayClef EPC 380; Verve 2007
2290-7 | 20120-7Danny Boy-
2291-2Krupa's WailVerve MGV 8204, V3HB 8847
* Clef MGC 668   The Gene Krupa Quartet
* Verve MGV 8204   The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa
* Verve V3HB 8847   Gene Krupa - Return Engagement
* Clef EPC 380   Bobby Scott With The Gene Krupa Quartet
* Clef 89145, 89145x45   Gene Krupa - Little White Lies / By The Sleepy Lagoon
* Clef 89163, 89163x45   Gene Krupa - 'S Wonderful / Willow Weep For Me
* Verve 2007, V 10007   Bobby Scott, Gene Krupa - She's Funny That Way / Danny Boy

The Modern Jazz Society

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Gunther Schuller (French horn) Jim Poole (flute) Manny Ziegler (bassoon) Tony Scott (clarinet -1,2) Aaron Sachs (clarinet -3/5) Stan Getz (tenor sax -1,2) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax -3/5) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
NYC, March 14, 1955
1. 5000-6The Queen's FancyNorgran MGN 1040
2. 5001-4Midsommer-
3. 5002Sun Dance-
4. 5003Django-
5. 5004Little David's Fugue-
* Norgran MGN 1040   The Modern Jazz Society
= Verve MGV 8131   The Modern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music
= Verve VSP 18   Modern Jazz Ensemble - Little David's Fugue

Roy Eldridge - Benny Carter Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet -1/3, trumpet, piano -4) Benny Carter (alto sax) Bruce McDonald (piano) John Simmons (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 1955
1. 2292-1Where's ArtClef MGC 716
2. 2293-1I Don't Know-
3. 2294-1Striding-
4. 2295-7Wailing-
* Clef MGC 716   The Music Of Roy Eldridge - Mr. Jazz (not released)
= Verve MGV 8202; ARS G 413   The Urbane Jazz Of Roy Eldridge - Benny Carter

Roy Eldridge - Benny Carter Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto sax) Bruce McDonald (piano) John Simmons (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 1955
2296-1I Still Love Him SoClef MGC 716
2297-1The Moon Is Low-
2297-3-Clef 89143
2298-4Close Your EyesClef 89143, MGC 716
2299-1I Missed My HatVerve 314 531 637-2
2299-2-Clef MGC 716
2300-1Polite Blues-
2301-2Ballad Medley: I Remember You / Chelsea Bridge / I've Got The World On A String-
* Clef MGC 716   The Music Of Roy Eldridge - Mr. Jazz (not released)
= Verve MGV 8202; ARS G 413   The Urbane Jazz Of Roy Eldridge - Benny Carter
* Verve 314 531 637-2   Benny Carter - The Urbane Sessions
* Clef 89143, 89143x45   Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter - The Moon Is Low / Close Your Eyes

Art Tatum - Roy Eldridge Quartet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, flugelhorn) Art Tatum (piano) John Simmons (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 23-29, 1955
2302-1I Surrender, DearClef MGC 679
2303-1The Moon Is LowClef MGC 679; Pablo PACD-2405-440-2
2304-1You Took Advantage Of Me-
2305-?I Won't Dance (alternate take)Pablo PACD-2405-425-2
2305-5I Won't DanceClef MGC 679
2306-2Moon Song-
2307-1This Can't Be Love-
2308-?In A Sentimental Mood (alternate take)Pablo PACD-2405-425-2
2308-4In A Sentimental MoodClef MGC 679
2309-1Night And Day-
* Clef MGC 679; Verve MGV 8064   The Art Tatum - Roy Eldridge - Alvin Stoller - John Simmons Quartet
= Pablo 2310-734   Art Tatum-Roy Eldridge
= Pablo PACD-2405-425-2   Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 2
* Pablo PACD-2405-440-2   Art Tatum - The Best Of The Group Masterpiece Sessions

Fred Astaire With Russ Garcia Orchestra

Fred Astaire (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, March 29, 1955
2310-7Something's Gotta GiveClef unissued
2311-10Sluefoot-

Fred Astaire With Russ Garcia Orchestra

Fred Astaire (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1955
2312-5Daddy Long LegsClef unissued
2313-1Ballet Music:-
2313-3Waltz-
2313-5Granados, Part 1-
2313-9Granados, Part 2-
2313-14Tu Tu-
2313-18Hong Kong Blues-
2313-19Rio-
2313-22Waltz-

Oscar Moore Quartet

Carl Perkins (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar) Joe Comfort (bass) George Jenkins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1955
2314-6Sonny BoyNorgran MGN 1033
2315-10Beautiful Moons Ago-
2316-3A Foggy Day-
2317-1Oscar's Blues-
* Norgran MGN 1033; Verve MGV 8124   Various Artists - Swing Guitars

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 25, 1955
2332-1Conception (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2332-2ConceptionNorgran MGN 1077; Verve VE2 2514, 314 521 669-2
2333-1,2,3Bean And The Boys (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2333-4Bean And The BoysVerve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2334-1Heart And Soul (alternate take 1)Verve 314 521 669-2
2334-2Heart And Soul (alternate take 2)-
2334-3Heart And SoulNorgran MGN 1077; Verve VE2 2514, 314 521 669-2
2335-1Willow Grove (aka Willow Groove) (alternate take)Verve 314 521 669-2
2335-2Willow Grove (aka Willow Groove)Norgran MGN 1077; Verve VE2 2514, VSP 37, 314 521 669-2
2336-1Crazy RhythmNorgran MGN 1077; Verve VSP 34, 314 521 669-2
2337-1Willow Weep For MeNorgran MGN 1036, MGN 1077; Verve MGV 8301, 314 521 669-2
* Norgran MGN 1077; Verve MGV 8167   Piano Interpretations By Bud Powell
* Verve VE2 2514   Various Artists - Masters Of The Modern Piano
* Verve VE2 2526   The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2
* Verve VSP 37   This Was Bud Powell
* Verve VSP 34   The Jazz Legacy Of Bud Powell
* Norgran MGN 1036; Verve MGV 8127   Various Artists - Piano Interpretations
* Verve MGV 8301   Bud Powell - The Lonely One...
* Verve 314 521 669-2   The Complete Bud Powell On Verve

Tal Farlow Quartet

Claude Williamson (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 1955
2318-2Lullaby Of The LeavesNorgran MGN 1033, MGN 1047
2319-1Stompin' At The Savoy-
2320-4This Is Always-
2321-7Tea For Two-
* Norgran MGN 1033; Verve MGV 8124   Various Artists - Swing Guitars
* Norgran MGN 1047; Verve MGV 8138   The Tal Farlow Album

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 27, 1955
2333-1Bean And The BoysNorgran MGN 1077; Verve VE2 2514, 314 521 669-2
2338-1East Of The Sun (alternate take)Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2338-2,3East Of The Sun (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2338-4East Of The SunNorgran MGN 1077; Verve VE2 2514, 314 521 669-2
2339-1Lady Bird (alternate take 1)Verve 314 521 669-2
2339-2Lady Bird (incomplete)-
2339-3Lady Bird (alternate take 2)Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2339-4Lady BirdNorgran MGN 1077; Verve 314 521 669-2
Stairway To The Stars (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2340-1Stairway To The StarsNorgran MGN 1077; Verve VE2 2514, VSP 37, 314 521 669-2
2341-1,2,3Lullaby In Rhythm (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2341-4Lullaby In RhythmVerve MGV 8301, VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2342-1,2,3Star Eyes (alternate take 1)Verve 314 521 669-2
2342-4Star Eyes (alternate take 2)-
2342-5Star Eyes (alternate take 3)-
2342-6Star Eyes (incomplete)-
2342-8Star Eyes (alternate take 4)-
2342-9Star EyesVerve MGV 8301, VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2343-1Confirmation-
* Norgran MGN 1077; Verve MGV 8167   Piano Interpretations By Bud Powell
* Verve VE2 2514   Various Artists - Masters Of The Modern Piano
* Verve VE2 2526   The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2
* Verve VSP 37   This Was Bud Powell
* Verve MGV 8301   Bud Powell - The Lonely One...
* Verve 314 521 669-2   The Complete Bud Powell On Verve

Tal Farlow Sextet

Bob Enevoldsen (trombone) Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Bob Gordon (baritone sax) Tal Farlow (guitar) Monty Budwig (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 3, 1955
2322-1On The AlamoNorgran MGN 1030
2323-3Will You Still Be Mine-
2324-5Walkin'-
* Norgran MGN 1030; Verve MGV 8123   A Recital By Tal Farlow

Tal Farlow Sextet

Bob Enevoldsen (trombone) Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Bob Gordon (baritone sax) Tal Farlow (guitar) Monty Budwig (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, May 4, 1955
2325-4Moonlight Becomes YouNorgran MGN 1030
2326-1(You Came Along From) Out Of Nowhere-
2327-3Lorinesque-
2328-9Bye Bye Baby-
* Norgran MGN 1030; Verve MGV 8123   A Recital By Tal Farlow

Buddy Rich Ensemble

Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Ben Webster, Frank Wess (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, May 16, 1955
2344-1SundayNorgran MGN 1078
2345-1The MonsterNorgran MGN 1078; Verve 2V6S 8824
2346-1Ballad MedleyNorgran MGN 1031
* Norgran MGN 1078; Verve MGV 8168   The Wailing Buddy Rich
* Verve 2V6S 8824   Buddy Rich - The Monster
* Norgran MGN 1031   Sing And Swing With Buddy Rich

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Frank Foster (tenor sax, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar, arranger) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Wild Bill Davis, Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, May 17, 1955
2347-2 | 64VK364Every Day I Have The BluesClef 89149, 89149 (alt.), MGC 678; Verve V/V6 8407, V/V6 8505, V/V6 8596, V3HB 8850
2348-5The ComebackClef 89149, MGC 678; Verve V/V6 8407, V/V6 8596
2349-2 | 62VK208Alright, Okay, You WinClef 89152, MGC 678; Verve VK 104, V/V6 8407, V/V6 8596, V3HB 8850
2350-3 | 64VK366In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)Clef 89152, MGC 678; Verve V/V6 8596
* Clef MGC 678; Verve MGV 8063; ARS G 442; Verve V/V6 8488   Count Basie Swings And Joe Williams Sings
* Verve V/V6 8407   The Essential Count Basie
* Verve V/V6 8505   Various Artists - The Essential Jazz Vocals
* Verve V/V6 8596   The Best Of Count Basie - Verve's Choice
* Verve V3HB 8850   Count Basie - Return Engagement
* Verve VK 104   Count Basie, Joe Williams - Alright, Okay, You Win / Roll 'Em Pete
* Clef 89149, 89149x45   Count Basie - Every Day I Have The Blues / The Comeback
* Clef 89149 (alt.), 89149x45 (alt.)   Count Basie - Every Day, Part 1 & 2
* Clef 89152, 89152x45   Count Basie - Alright, Okay, You Win / In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Frank Foster (tenor sax, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar, arranger) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Wild Bill Davis, Ernie Wilkins (arranger): same personnel
NYC, July 26, 1955
2351-1 | 62VK210April In ParisClef 89162; Verve VK 105, MGV 8012, V/V6 8407, V/V6 8596, V3HB 8850
2352-5Corner PocketVerve MGV 8012, V3HB 8850
2353-5Did 'N YouVerve MGV 8012
2354-2Teach Me TonightClef 89167, MGC 678
2355-3Please Send Me Someone To LoveClef MGC 678
2356-3My Baby Upsets MeClef 89167, MGC 678
2357-2Ev'ry Day (I Fall In Love)Clef MGC 678
2358-2 | 62VK209Roll 'Em PeteClef 89162, MGC 678; Verve VK 104, MGV 8207
2359-4Sweetie CakesVerve MGV 8012, V3HB 8850
* Verve MGV 8012   Count Basie - April In Paris
* Verve V/V6 8407   The Essential Count Basie
* Verve V/V6 8596   The Best Of Count Basie - Verve's Choice
* Verve V3HB 8850   Count Basie - Return Engagement
* Clef MGC 678; Verve MGV 8063; ARS G 442; Verve V/V6 8488   Count Basie Swings And Joe Williams Sings
* Verve MGV 8207   Various Artists - Here Come The Swinging Bands
* Verve VK 105   Count Basie - April In Paris / One O'Clock Jump
* Verve VK 104   Count Basie, Joe Williams - Alright, Okay, You Win / Roll 'Em Pete
* Clef 89162, 89162x45   Count Basie - April In Paris / Roll 'Em Pete
* Clef 89167, 89167x45   Count Basie - Teach Me Tonight / My Baby Upsets Me

Gene Krupa - Teddy Wilson - Lionel Hampton Quartet

Lionel Hampton (vibes) Teddy Wilson (piano) Red Callender (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 31, 1955
2360-4AvalonClef MGC 681; Verve V3HB 8847
2361-6 | 63VK630I Got RhythmClef MGC 681; Verve V/V6 8571, V/V6 8594, V3HB 8847
2362-4MoonglowClef 89166, MGC 681; Verve V3HB 8847
2363-2Blues For Benny-
2364-4Just You, Just MeClef MGC 681; Verve V3HB 8847
2365-1The Man I LoveVerve MGV 8215
2366-2Air Mail SpecialClef MGC 681; Verve V3HB 8847
2367-1Body And SoulVerve MGV 8215
* Clef MGC 681   Gene Krupa - Lionel Hampton - Teddy Wilson Play Selections From "The Benny Goodman Story"
= Verve MGV 8066   Gene Krupa - Lionel Hampton - Teddy Wilson With Red Callender
* Verve V3HB 8847   Gene Krupa - Return Engagement
* Verve V/V6 8571   The Essential Gene Krupa - Let Me Off Uptown
* Verve V/V6 8594   The Best Of Gene Krupa - Verve's Choice
* Verve MGV 8215   The Genius Of Lionel Hampton
* Clef 89166, 89166x45   Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton - Moonglow / Blues For Benny

Lionel Hampton - Art Tatum - Buddy Rich Trio

Lionel Hampton (vibes) Art Tatum (piano) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1955
2374-2PerdidoClef MGC 709; Pablo PACD-2405-440-2
2375-?Hallelujah (alternate take)Pablo PACD-2405-426-2
2375-2HallelujahClef MGC 709; Pablo 2310-887
2376-2I'll Never Be The SameClef MGC 709
2377-2Love For Sale (Concept II)Pablo 2310-775
2377Love For Sale (alternate take) (Concept I)-
2378-2Body And SoulPablo 2310-775, PACD-2405-440-2
2379-1Please Be KindPablo 2310-775
2380-2What Is This Thing Called LoveClef MGC 709; Verve MGV 8215
2381-2Stars Fell On AlabamaPablo 2310-775
2382-?This Can't Be Love (alternate take)Pablo PACD-2405-427-2
2382-2This Can't Be LovePablo 2310-775
2383-1Lover Man-
2384-2Prisoner Of Love-
2385-1Makin' WhoopeeClef MGC 709
2386-1More Than You Know-
2387-2How High The Moon-
* Clef MGC 709; Verve MGV 8093   The Lionel Hampton-Art Tatum-Buddy Rich Trio
= Pablo 2310-720   Art Tatum-Lionel Hampton-Buddy Rich Trio
= Pablo PACD-2405-426-2   Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 3
* Pablo 2310-887   The Best Of Art Tatum
* Pablo 2310-775   Art Tatum-Lionel Hampton-Buddy Rich... Again!
= Pablo PACD-2405-427-2   Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 4
* Verve MGV 8215   The Genius Of Lionel Hampton
* Pablo PACD-2405-440-2   Art Tatum - The Best Of The Group Masterpiece Sessions

Lionel Hampton - Stan Getz Quintet

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes) Lou Levy (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1955
2368-6CherokeeNorgran MGN 1037; Verve VSP 2
2369-1LouiseNorgran MGN 1037
2370-1Ballad MedleyNorgran MGN 1037; Verve VSP 22
2371-1Jumpin' At The WoodsideNorgran MGN 1037; Verve VSP 2
2372-1HeadacheVerve (J) J33J-25069
2373-?Gladys (alternate take)-
2373-1GladysNorgran MGN 1037; Verve VSP 22
* Norgran MGN 1037; Verve MGV 8128   Lionel Hampton, Stan Getz - Hamp And Getz
* Verve VSP 2   Stan Getz - Eloquence
* Verve VSP 22   Stan Getz - Another Time, Another Place
* Verve (J) J33J-25069   Lionel Hampton, Stan Getz - Hamp And Getz

Lionel Hampton Big Band

Billy Brooks, Wallace Davenport, Ed Mullens, Ed Preston (trumpet) Al Hayse, Hal Roberts, Arnett Sparrow (trombone) Willie Ruff (French horn) James Araki, Bobby Plater (alto sax) Ritney Brauer, Eddie Chamblee (tenor sax) Joe Evans (baritone sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes, piano, drums, vocals) Dwight Mitchell (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Peter Badie (bass) Rufus Jones, Buddy Rich (drums) Isarova Hernandez (congas)
Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 1955
2388-4Red RiverVerve MGV 8215, VE2 2543
2389-6G.H.Q.-
2390-6ImaginationClef 89165; Verve MGV 8215, VE2 2543
2391-2 | 62VK223Midnight SunClef 89153, MGC 670; Verve VK 111, MGV 8207, VE2 2543
2392-2 | 62VK222Air Mail SpecialClef 89153; Verve VK 111, MGV 8275, VE2 2543
2392-3-Clef MGC 670
2393-1Flying HomeClef MGC 670; Verve VE2 2543
2393-2-Clef 89165; Verve MGV 8275
2394-1It's A Blue WorldClef MGC 670; Verve MGV 8207, VE2 2543
2395-3Swingin' On CClef MGC 670; Verve VE2 2543
2396-1Shalom ShalomClef 89154, MGC 670
2397-5The Blues Ain't News To BeClef MGC 670; Verve VE2 2543
* Verve MGV 8215   The Genius Of Lionel Hampton
* Verve VE2 2543   Lionel Hampton - The Blues Ain't News To Me
* Clef MGC 670   Lionel Hampton Big Band
= Clef MGC 737   Lionel Hampton - Hamp Roars Again (not released)
= Verve MGV 8019   Lionel Hampton - Travelin' Band
* Verve MGV 8207   Various Artists - Here Come The Swinging Bands
* Verve MGV 8275   Lionel Hampton (not released)
* Verve VK 111   Lionel Hampton - Air Mail Special / Midnight Sun
* Clef 89165, 89165x45   Lionel Hampton - Imagination / Flying Home
* Clef 89153, 89153x45   Lionel Hampton - Midnight Sun / Air Mail Special
* Clef 89154, 89154x45   Lionel Hampton - Shalom Shalom / Song Of The Vineyard

Lionel Hampton Septet

Willie Ruff (French horn) Lionel Hampton (vibes) Dwight Mitchell (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Peter Badie (bass) Rufus Jones (drums) Isarova Hernandez (congas)
Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1955
2398-6I Only Have Eyes For YouVerve MGV 8215, VE2 2543
2399-1Song Of The VineyardClef 89154, MGC 670
2400-1Where Or WhenVerve MGV 8215
* Verve MGV 8215   The Genius Of Lionel Hampton
* Verve VE2 2543   Lionel Hampton - The Blues Ain't News To Me
* Clef MGC 670   Lionel Hampton Big Band
= Clef MGC 737   Lionel Hampton - Hamp Roars Again (not released)
= Verve MGV 8019   Lionel Hampton - Travelin' Band
* Clef 89154, 89154x45   Lionel Hampton - Shalom Shalom / Song Of The Vineyard

West Coast Jazz

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Lou Levy (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1955
2401-4FourClef unissued
2402-1Untitled Tiny Kahn Composition-

Stan Wilson

Stan Wilson (guitar, vocals) Bob Marchesi (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 1955
2403-1Walter WinchellClef MGC 672
2404-3Kitch-
2405-2The Fox-
2406-6 | 20118-6PatatoClef MGC 672; Verve 2006
2407-6The Old Womanunissued
2408-4 | 20117-4One For My BabyClef MGC 672; Verve 2006
2409-9The Anatomy Son (short version)Clef MGC 672
2409-11The Anatomy Son (long version)unissued
2410-3Tol' My Cap'nClef MGC 672; Verve 2022
* Clef MGC 672   A Recital By Stan Wilson
= Verve MGV 2019   Stan Wilson - Ballads And Calypso
* Verve 2006, V 10006   Stan Wilson - Patato / One For My Baby
* Verve 2022, V 10022   Stan Wilson - Tol' My Cap'n / The Old Lady Who Shallowed The Fly

Stan Wilson

Stan Wilson (guitar, vocals) Bob Marchesi (bass) Jack Costanzo (congas)
Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1955
2411-1Sixteen Come SundayClef MGC 672
2412-3The Old Lady Who Shallowed The FlyClef MGC 672; Verve 2022
2413-7When I Lay This Body DownClef MGC 672
2414-6Blow Out The Candles-
2415-5The Cry Of The Wild Goose-
2416-5They Call The Wind MariaClef 89161, MGC 672
2417-1Gerry The Muleunissued
2418-3Ghost Riders In The Sky-
* Clef MGC 672   A Recital By Stan Wilson
= Verve MGV 2019   Stan Wilson - Ballads And Calypso
* Verve 2022, V 10022   Stan Wilson - Tol' My Cap'n / The Old Lady Who Shallowed The Fly
* Clef 89161, 89161x45   Stan Wilson - O Ken Karangae / They Call The Wind Maria

Anita O'Day

Jimmy Rowles (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1955
2419-1You're Getting To Be A Habit With MeNorgran MGN 1057
2420-7From This Moment On-
2421-1You Don't Know What Love Is-
2422-2Medley-
* Norgran MGN 1057; Verve MGV 2050   An Evening With Anita O'Day
= Verve MGV 8147   An Evening With Anita O'Day (not released)

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano, organ) Tal Farlow (guitar -1) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 12, 1955
1. 2425-3Getting A BalanceVerve MGV 8224
2. 2426-1That Old Black Magic-
* Verve MGV 8224   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet And Lovely

West Coast Jazz

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Lou Levy (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1955
2427-2Split KickVerve (J) 70MJ-3234/37
2428-2East Of The SunNorgran MGN 1032; Verve VSP 22
2429-3FourNorgran MGN 1032
2430-6A Night In Tunisia-
2431-1Suddenly It's Spring-
2432-3Summertime-
2433-4Shine-
* Verve (J) 70MJ-3234/37   Various Artists - The Verve Collection
* Norgran MGN 1032   Various Artists - West Coast Jazz
= Verve MGV 8028   Stan Getz - West Coast Jazz
* Verve VSP 22   Stan Getz - Another Time, Another Place

Stan Getz Quartet

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Lou Levy (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 19, 1955
2434-5Of Thee I SingVerve MGV 8200
2435-3A Handful Of StarsClef 89176; Verve MGV 8200
2436-4Our Love Is Here To Stay-
2437-1Serenade In BlueVerve MGV 8200
* Verve MGV 8200   Stan Getz And The Cool Sounds
= ARS G 407   The Cool Jazz Of Stan Getz
* Clef 89176, 89176x45   Stan Getz - A Handful Of Stars / Our Love Is Here To Stay

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra

Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto, tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 1955
2438-2I Don't Want To Cry AnymoreClef MGC 669; Verve VE2 2515
2439-2Prelude To A KissClef MGC 713; Verve 2V6S 8818, VE2 2515
2440-1I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With YouClef MGC 669; Verve VE2 2515
2441-3When Your Lover Has GoneClef MGC 713; Verve MGV 8338-2, V6 8808, VE2 2515
2442-4Gone With The WindClef MGC 669; Verve VE2 2515
2443-2 | 62VK225Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm GoneClef MGC 713; Verve VK 112, MGV 8338-2, 2V6S 8818, VE2 2515
2444-1It Had To Be YouClef MGC 669; Verve VE2 2515
2445-5Nice Work If You Can Get ItClef MGC 713; Verve VE2 2515
* Clef MGC 669; Verve MGV 8026   Billie Holiday - Music For Torching
* Verve VE2 2515   Billie Holiday - Stormy Blues
* Clef MGC 713; Verve MGV 8096   Songs By Billie Holiday - Velvet Moods
* Verve 2V6S 8818   Various Artists - We Love You Madly - A Tribute To Duke Ellington
* Verve MGV 8338-2   Billie Holiday - The Unforgettable Lady Day
* Verve V6 8808   The Best Of Billie Holiday
* Verve VK 112   Billie Holiday - Trav'lin' Light / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra

Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto, tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1955
2446-3Come Rain Or Come ShineClef MGC 669; Verve VE2 2515
2447-1I Gotta Right To Sing The BluesClef MGC 713; Verve VSP 5, VE2 2515
2448-3What's NewClef MGC 713; Verve VSP 5, VE2 2529, 2V6S 8816
2449-8A Fine RomanceClef MGC 669; Verve VE2 2529
2450-1I Hadn't Anyone Till YouClef MGC 713; Verve VE2 2529
2451-3I Get A Kick Out Of YouClef MGC 669; Verve VE2 2529
2452-2Everything I Have Is YoursClef MGC 713; Verve VE2 2529
2453-3Isn't This A Lovely DayClef MGC 669; Verve VE2 2529
* Clef MGC 669; Verve MGV 8026   Billie Holiday - Music For Torching
* Verve VE2 2515   Billie Holiday - Stormy Blues
* Clef MGC 713; Verve MGV 8096   Songs By Billie Holiday - Velvet Moods
* Verve VSP 5   Billie Holiday - Lady
* Verve VE2 2529   Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All
* Verve 2V6S 8816   The History Of Billie Holiday

Buddy Rich Quintet

Harry Edison (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955
2454-1Sonny And SweetsNorgran MGN 1052; Verve V6 8778
2455-1The Two MothersNorgran MGN 1052
2456-1A Smooth OneNorgran MGN 1078
2457-3Broadway-
* Norgran MGN 1052   The Swingin' Buddy Rich
= Verve MGV 8142   The Swinging Buddy Rich
* Verve V6 8778   Buddy Rich - Super Rich
* Norgran MGN 1078; Verve MGV 8168   The Wailing Buddy Rich

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano, organ) Tal Farlow (guitar) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955
2458-5They Say It's WonderfulVerve MGV 8224
2459-1But Beautiful-
2460-7Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaMosaic MR5-117
2461-1The Nearness Of YouVerve MGV 8224
2462-1How About YouVerve MGV 8221
2463-1Little Girl Blue-
2464-5Indian Summer-
2465-1I Can't Get Started-
2466-2Stardust-
2467-2Cooking The Blues-
* Verve MGV 8224   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet And Lovely
* Mosaic MR5-117, MD4-117   The Complete Verve Recordings Of The Buddy DeFranco Quartet/Quintet With Sonny Clark
* Verve MGV 8221   Buddy DeFranco - Cooking The Blues

Joe Sullivan Solo

Joe Sullivan (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 1955
2468-1Save It, Pretty MamaDown Home MGD 2
2469-1Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night-
2470-2I've Found A New Baby-
2471-3In The Middle Of A Kiss-
2472-1Just Strollin'-
2473-1Black And Blue-
2474-1Ain't Misbehavin' (I'm Savin' My Love For You)-
2475-1Bush Above Powell-
2476-2Frolicking Fido-
2477-1Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now-
* Down Home MGD 2; Verve MGV 1002   Joe Sullivan - Mr. Piano Man

Buddy Rich - Harry Edison Quintet

Harry Edison (trumpet) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1955
2478-2Nice Work If You Can Get ItNorgran MGN 1038
2479-1Willow Weep For MeNorgran MGN 1052; Verve 2V6S 8824
2480-1You're Getting To Be A Habit With MeNorgran MGN 1038; Verve 2V6S 8824
2481-2Now's The Time-
2482-3The Yellow Rose Of BrooklynNorgran MGN 1038
2483-2All SweetsNorgran 148, MGN 1038
2484-4Easy Does ItNorgran MGN 1038
2485-2Barney's BugleNorgran MGN 1038; Verve 2V6S 8824
* Norgran MGN 1038; Verve MGV 8129   Buddy Rich, Harry Edison - Buddy And Sweets
* Norgran MGN 1052   The Swingin' Buddy Rich
= Verve MGV 8142   The Swinging Buddy Rich
* Verve 2V6S 8824   Buddy Rich - The Monster
* Norgran 148   Buddy Rich - Sweets' Opus No. 1 / All Sweets

Lionel Hampton Sextet

Billy Brooks (trumpet) Eddie Chamblee (tenor sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes) Billy Mackel (guitar) Peter Badie (bass) Rufus Jones (drums) Vicki Lee (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, September 6, 1955
2486-2Pig Ears And RiceClef MGC 670; Verve VE2 2543
2487-9Baby Don't Love Me No More-
2488-4All God's Chillun Got RhythmVerve MGV 8215
* Clef MGC 670   Lionel Hampton Big Band
= Clef MGC 737   Lionel Hampton - Hamp Roars Again (not released)
= Verve MGV 8019   Lionel Hampton - Travelin' Band
* Verve VE2 2543   Lionel Hampton - The Blues Ain't News To Me
* Verve MGV 8215   The Genius Of Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton And His Giants

Harry Edison (trumpet) Lionel Hampton (vibes, vocals) Art Tatum (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 7, 1955
2489-2PlaidNorgran MGN 1080
2490-2Somebody Loves MeNorgran MGN 1080; Pablo PACD-2405-440-2
2491-5Deep PurpleNorgran MGN 1080
2492-?What Is This Thing Called Love (alternate take)Pablo PACD-2405-428-2
2492-4What Is This Thing Called LoveVerve MGV 8215; Pablo PACD-2405-428-2
2493-1September SongNorgran MGN 1080
2493-3September Song (short version)Norgran 150; Pablo PACD-2405-428-2
2494-1Verve BluesNorgran MGN 1080
* Norgran MGN 1080   Lionel Hampton's Jazz Giants
= Verve MGV 8170   Lionel Hampton And His Giants
= Pablo 2310-731   Art Tatum-Lionel Hampton-Harry Edison-Buddy Rich-Red Callender-Barney Kessel
= Pablo PACD-2405-428-2   Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 5
* Verve MGV 8215   The Genius Of Lionel Hampton
* Pablo PACD-2405-440-2   Art Tatum - The Best Of The Group Masterpiece Sessions
* Norgran 150   Lionel Hampton - The High And The Mighty / September Song

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra

Clark Terry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, September 8, 1955
2500-4Honey BunnyNorgran MGN 1045
2501-2Passion (A Flower Is A Lonesome Thing)Verve 89174; Norgran MGN 1045
2502-2Pretty Little Girl-
2503-1No Use Kickin'Norgran MGN 1045
2504-2Ballad Medley-
2505-1Scufflin'-
* Norgran MGN 1045; Verve MGV 8136   Johnny Hodges - Creamy
* Verve 89174, 89174x45   Johnny Hodges - Passion (A Flower Is A Lonesome Thing) / Pretty Little Girl

Ben Webster Sextet With Strings

Al Epstein aka Al Young (flute, alto sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Chet Amsterdam (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) unidentified strings, Ralph Burns (arranger, conductor)
NYC, September 9, 1955
2506-2There Is No Greater LoveNorgran MGN 1039; Verve VE2 2530
2507-2Teach Me Tonight-
2508-1What Am I Here For-
2509-3Until Tonight-
2510-10My Greatest Mistake-
2511-2Blue MoonNorgran MGN 1039; Verve VE2 2530, VSP 38
2512-4Early AutumnNorgran MGN 1039; Verve VE2 2530
2513-1We'll Be Together Again-
* Norgran MGN 1039   Ben Webster Plays Music With Feeling
= Verve MGV 8130   Ben Webster With Strings - Music With Feeling
* Verve VE2 2530   Ben Webster - Ballads
* Verve VSP 38   Various Artists - The Art Of The Ballad #2

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Dizzy Gillespie, Taft Jordan, Ermit V. Perry, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Matthew Gee, Jimmy Wilkins (trombone) Gigi Gryce, Hilton Jefferson (alto sax) Budd Johnson, Ernie Wilkins (tenor sax) Sahib Shihab (baritone sax) Wade Legge (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Herb Lance (vocals)
NYC, September 12, 1955
2514-1Seems Like You Just Don't CareNorgran 151, MGN 1083
2515-4Evening SoundVerve MGV 8357
2516-3About To Wail-
2517-7Begin The Beguine-
2518-2Shout By Rail-
* Norgran MGN 1083   Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra
= Verve MGV 8173   Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Recital
* Verve MGV 8357   Dizzy Gillespie Big Band (not released)
* Norgran 151   Dizzy Gillespie - Seems Like You Just Don't Care / Play Me The Blues

Lawrence Brown And His Orchestra

Ernie Royal, Phil Sunkel (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Arthur Clarke, Al Cohn (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, September 14, 1955
2519-4Time After Timeunissued
2520-2For All We Know-
2521-2Ill WindClef MGC 682
2522-5You Took Advantage Of Me-
2523-4Autumn In New York-
2524-4Blues For Duke-
2525-5Just As Though You Were Here-
2526-5Just One Of Those Things-
* Clef MGC 682; Verve MGV 8067   Lawrence Brown - Slide Trombone

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Opera House", Chicago, IL, October 2, 1955
The BluesClef MG VOL.18
The Modern Set-
The Swing Set-
The Ballad MedleyClef MG VOL.18; Verve VSP 15
Buddy Rich's ExplosionClef MG VOL.18; Verve VSP 40
* Clef MG VOL.18   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 18
= Verve MG VOL.11   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 11
* Verve VSP 15   The JATP All Stars - How High The Moon
* Verve VSP 40   Buddy Rich At JATP

Oscar Peterson Trio At JATP

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
"Opera House", Chicago, IL, October 2, 1955
Anything GoesClef MG VOL.18; Verve VSP 11
Baby, Baby All The Time-
Budo-
Easy Does It-
SundayClef MG VOL.18
* Clef MG VOL.18   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 18
= Verve MG VOL.11   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 11
* Verve VSP 11   Oscar Peterson - Stage Right

Gene Krupa Quartet At JATP

Eddie Shu (trumpet, tenor sax, clarinet) Bobby Scott (piano) Whitey Mitchell (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
"Opera House", Chicago, IL, October 2, 1955
By The Sleepy LagoonClef MG VOL.18
Sing, Sing, Sing-
Drum Boogie-
* Clef MG VOL.18   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 18
= Verve MG VOL.11   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 11

Gene Krupa - Buddy Rich Nonet

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, November 1, 1955
2527-3 | 63VK632Gene's BluesClef MGC 684; Verve V/V6 8571, V/V6 8594
2528-3Buddy's BluesClef MGC 684; Verve 2V6S 8824
2529-1Bernie's TuneClef MGC 684
2530-1I Never Knew-
2531-2Sweethearts On Parade-
* Clef MGC 684; Verve MGV 8069, MGV 8400, V/V6 8400   Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich - Krupa And Rich
* Verve V/V6 8571   The Essential Gene Krupa - Let Me Off Uptown
* Verve V/V6 8594   The Best Of Gene Krupa - Verve's Choice
* Verve 2V6S 8824   Buddy Rich - The Monster

Lester Young - Harry Edison Sextet

Harry Edison (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 1955
2532-1Mean To MeNorgran MGN 1043; Verve VE2 2538, VSP 27
2533-2That's AllNorgran MGN 1043; Verve VE2 2538
2534-1Red Boy BluesNorgran MGN 1043; Verve V3HB 8849, VE2 2538, VSP 27
2535-1Pennies From HeavenNorgran MGN 1043; Verve V3HB 8849, VE2 2538
2536She's Funny That WayNorgran MGN 1043; Verve VE2 2538
2537-1One O'Clock JumpNorgran MGN 1043; Verve V3HB 8849, VE2 2538
2538-2 | 62VK463It's The Talk Of The TownVerve PR 2-3
2539-3I've Found A New BabyVerve 314 547 087-2
* Norgran MGN 1043; Verve MGV 8134   Lester Young, Harry Edison - Pres And Sweets
* Verve VE2 2538   Lester Young - Mean To Me
* Verve VSP 27   Lester Young - Pres And His Cabinet
* Verve V3HB 8849   Lester Young - Return Engagement
* Verve PR 2-3   Various Artists - Greatest Names In Jazz
* Verve 314 547 087-2   The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions On Verve

Tour De Force

Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, November 2, 1955
2540-1Tour De ForceVerve MGV 8212, VE2 2524
2541-3Steeplechase-
2542-1Ballad MedleyClef unissued
* Verve MGV 8212   Various Artists - Tour De Force
* Verve VE2 2524   Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge - Diz And Roy

Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra

Harry Edison (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Gerald Wiggins (organ) Irving Ashby (guitar) Curtis Counce (bass) Al Bartee (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 3, 1955
2543-1Love Is Here To StayClef MGC 676
2544-2Empathy-
2545-2East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)-
2546-1Cool Bill-
2547-7Sophia-
2548-5Stardust-
2549-5Learnin' The BluesClef 89164, MGC 676
2550-9Honeysuckle Rose-
* Clef MGC 676   Illinois Jacquet - Groovin' With Jacquet
= Verve MGV 8061   Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra
* Clef 89164, 89164x45   Illinois Jacquet - Learnin' The Blues / Honeysuckle Rose

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Harry Edison, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Melba Liston (trombone) Willie Smith (alto sax) Curtis Amy, Ed Beel (tenor sax) Clyde Dunn (baritone sax) Carl Perkins (piano) George Bledsoe (bass) Al Bartee (drums) Toni Harper (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 8, 1955
2551-7Taking A Chance On LoveNorgran MGN 1083
2552-3Play Me The BluesNorgran 151, MGN 1083
2553-3 | 62VK466OasisARS G 423; Playboy PB 1958
2554-8FlamingoVerve MGV 8357
* Norgran MGN 1083   Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra
= Verve MGV 8173   Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Recital
* ARS G 423   Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band Jazz
* Playboy PB 1958   The Playboy Jazz All Stars, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 8357   Dizzy Gillespie Big Band (not released)
* Norgran 151   Dizzy Gillespie - Seems Like You Just Don't Care / Play Me The Blues

Anita O'Day With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Elliott, Joe Howard, Si Zentner (trombone) Corky Hale (harp) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified strings, Buddy Bregman (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1955
2555-6 | 20000-6 | 63VK411Beautiful LoveVerve MGV 2000
2556-6 | 20001-6 | 63VK406As Long As I Live-
2557-7 | 20002-7 | 63VK403Who Cares-
2558-4 | 20003-4 | 63VK405Fine And Dandy-
* Verve MGV 2000   Anita O'Day Sings - Anita
= Verve V/V6 8483   Anita O'Day - This Is Anita

Anita O'Day With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Elliott, Joe Howard, Si Zentner (trombone) Corky Hale (harp) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified strings, Buddy Bregman (arranger, director): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1955
2559-10 | 20004-10 | 63VK410I Fall In Love Too EasilyVerve MGV 2000
2560-4 | 20005-4 | 63VK404I Can't Get Started-
2561-4 | 20006-4 | 63VK402A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square-
2562-9 | 20007-9 | 63VK408Time After Time-
* Verve MGV 2000   Anita O'Day Sings - Anita
= Verve V/V6 8483   Anita O'Day - This Is Anita

Anita O'Day With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Elliott, Joe Howard, Si Zentner (trombone) Corky Hale (harp) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified strings, Buddy Bregman (arranger, director): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1955
2563-7 | 20008-7 | 63VK400You're The TopVerve 2014, MGV 2000, MGV 2036
2564-10 | 20009-10 | 63VK407No Moon At AllVerve MGV 2000
2565-1 | 20010-1 | 63VK401Honeysuckle RoseVerve 2001, MGV 2000, MGV 2036
2566-8 | 20011-8 | 63VK409I'll See You In My DreamsVerve MGV 2000
* Verve MGV 2000   Anita O'Day Sings - Anita
= Verve V/V6 8483   Anita O'Day - This Is Anita
* Verve MGV 2036   Various Artists - Here Come The Girls
* Verve 2014, V 10014   Anita O'Day - You're The Top / We Laughed At Love
* Verve 2001, V 10001   Anita O'Day - Honeysuckle Rose / The Getaway And The Chase

Stan Getz Quartet

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Bengt Hallberg (piano) Gunnar Johnson (bass) Anders Burman (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, December 16, 1955
IndianaVerve MGV 8213
Without A Song-
I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You-
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me-
Over The Rainbow-
Everything Happens To Me-
Get Happy-
Jeepers, Creepers-
* Verve MGV 8213   Stan Getz In Stockholm

Oscar Peterson Quartet

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 27, 1955
2567-1Jumpin' At The WoodsideClef MGC 708
2568Easy Does ItClef MGC 708; Verve V/V6 8740
2569-1Lester Leaps InClef MGC 708; Verve (Du) EPV 5088
2570-29:20 SpecialClef MGC 708
2571-2One O'Clock Jump-
2572-1Blue And Sentimental-
2573-1Broadway-
2574-1Jive At Five-
2575-3Blues For BasieClef MGC 708; Verve V/V6 8740, V3HB 8842
2576-3TopsyClef MGC 708; Verve (Du) EPV 5088
* Clef MGC 708; Verve MGV 8092   Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie
* Verve V/V6 8740   Oscar Peterson - Night Train, Vol. 2
* Verve V3HB 8842   Oscar Peterson - Return Engagement
* Verve (Du) EPV 5088   Oscar Peterson - The Golden Striker

Herb Ellis Sextet

Harry Edison (trumpet) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor, baritone sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1955
2577-1Sweetheart BluesNorgran MGN 1081
2578-2Somebody Loves Me-
2579-4It Can Happen To You-
2580-2Pogo-
* Norgran MGN 1081; Verve MGV 8171   Herb Ellis - Ellis In Wonderland

Fred Astaire

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Fred Astaire (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1955
2581-3I Won't DanceClef unissued
2582-6They Can't Take That Away From Me-

Toni Harper

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Toni Harper (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1955
2583-2 | 20012-2Gone With The WindVerve MGV 2001
2584-1 | 20013-1You Don't Know What Love Is-
2585-6 | 20014-6Little Girl Blue-
2586-1 | 20015-1Singin' In The Rain-
2587-1 | 20016-1Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'-
2588-1 | 20017-1From This Moment OnClef unissued
2589-5 | 20018-5Like Someone In LoveVerve MGV 2001
2590-8 | 20019-8I Could Write A Book-
2591-3 | 20020-3Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered-
* Verve MGV 2001   Toni Harper Sings - Toni

Oscar Peterson With Russ Garcia's Orchestra

Oscar Peterson (piano) unidentified orchestra, Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, December 30, 1955
2592-7 | 20025-7LauraVerve MGV 2002, 2V6S 8810, V3HB 8842
2593-10 | 20026-10RubyVerve MGV 2002, 2V6S 8810
2594-5 | 20027-5It Could Happen To YouVerve MGV 2002
2595-2 | 20028-2A Sunday Kind Of LoveVerve MGV 2002, 2V6S 8810
2596-8 | 20029-8I Only Have Eyes For You-
2597-2 | 20030-2Tenderly-
2598-9 | 20031-9Stars Fell On Alabama-
2599-7 | 20032-7Stella By Starlight-
2600-2 | 20033-2Black Coffee-
2601-6 | 20034-6I Thought About You-
2602-1 | 20035-1The Boy Next Door-
2603-2 | 20036-2Our WaltzVerve MGV 2002
* Verve MGV 2002   Oscar Peterson With Strings - In A Romantic Mood
* Verve 2V6S 8810   The Oscar Peterson Collection
* Verve V3HB 8842   Oscar Peterson - Return Engagement