Verve Records Discography: 1956

1956 (establish)

Toni Harper

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Toni Harper (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 1956
2604-3 | 20021-3Love For SaleVerve MGV 2001
2605-6 | 20022-6A Foggy Day-
2606-4 | 20023-4You Took Advantage Of Me-
2607-9 | 20024-9Can't We Be Friends-
* Verve MGV 2001   Toni Harper Sings - Toni

Herb Ellis Septet

Harry Edison (trumpet) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor, baritone sax) Charlie Mariano (alto sax -1,3) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 1956
1. 2608Detour AheadNorgran MGN 1081
2. 2609-1ConversationClef unissued
3. 2610Ellis In WonderlandNorgran MGN 1081
4. 2611Have You Met Miss Jones-
5. 2612-6A Simple Tune (as Beyond The Moon)-
* Norgran MGN 1081; Verve MGV 8171   Herb Ellis - Ellis In Wonderland

Buddy Rich With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ted Nash (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Alvin Stoller (drums) Buddy Rich (vocals) unidentified large band, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, January 4, 1956
2700-10 | 20040-10Out Of This WorldVerve MGV 2009
2701-1 | 20041-1Day In, Day Out-
2702-3 | 20042-3This Time The Dream's On Me-
2703-6 | 20043-6One For My Baby-
* Verve MGV 2009   Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer

Anita O'Day With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, January 4, 1956
2704-17 | 20044-17I'm With YouVerve 2000
2705-6 | 20045-6The Rock And Roll Waltz-
* Verve 2000, V 10000   Anita O'Day - I'm With You / The Rock And Roll Waltz

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet, arranger) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute, arranger) Frank Foster (tenor sax, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, January 4, 1956
2620-6Smack Dab In The MiddleClef 89169; Verve MGV 8288
2621-2Shiny StockingsVerve 89191
2621-3-Verve MGV 8012, V/V6 8596, V3HB 8850
2622-9What Am I Here ForVerve MGV 8012
2623-3 | 62VK443MagicClef 89171; Verve 89191, MGV 8012, MGV 8320
2624-2MidgetsVerve MGV 8012
2625-6Amazing LoveClef 89171; Verve MGV 8288
* Verve MGV 8288   Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Joe Williams - One O'Clock Jump
* Verve MGV 8012   Count Basie - April In Paris
* Verve V/V6 8596   The Best Of Count Basie - Verve's Choice
* Verve V3HB 8850   Count Basie - Return Engagement
* Verve MGV 8320   Various Artists - Down Beat's Hall Of Fame, Vol. 1
* Clef 89169, 89169x45   Count Basie - Smack Dab In The Middle / Big Red
* Verve 89191, 89191x45   Count Basie - Shiny Stockings / Magic
* Clef 89171, 89171x45   Count Basie - Magic / Amazing Love

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet, arranger) Quincy Jones (trumpet, arranger -1/5, arranger -6/12) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute, arranger) Frank Foster (tenor sax, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, January 5, 1956
1. 2626-10Only ForeverVerve 89177, MGV 8288
2. 2627-4Stop Pretty Baby, TopVerve MGV 8288
3. 2628-4Mambo InnVerve MGV 8012
4. 2629-1Big RedClef 89169; Verve MGV 8291, VSP 12
5. 2630-4Dinner With FriendsVerve MGV 8012
6. 2631-5Blues Inside OutVerve MGV 8291, VSP 12
7. 2632-4Dolphin DipVerve MGV 8291
8. 2633-4Flute Juice-
9. 2634-5Lady In LaceVerve MGV 8207, MGV 8291
10. 2635-3Stompin' And Jumpin'Verve MGV 8291, VSP 12
11. 2636-2Trick Or TreatVerve MGV 8291
12. 2637-5MoveVerve 89177, MGV 8291
* Verve MGV 8288   Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Joe Williams - One O'Clock Jump
* Verve MGV 8012   Count Basie - April In Paris
* Verve MGV 8291   Count Basie - Hall Of Fame
= ARS G 422   Count Basie - Basie's Best
* Verve VSP 12   Count Basie - Inside Outside
* Verve MGV 8207   Various Artists - Here Come The Swinging Bands
* Verve 89177, 89177x45   Count Basie - Only Forever / Move
* Clef 89169, 89169x45   Count Basie - Smack Dab In The Middle / Big Red

Buddy Rich With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ted Nash (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Alvin Stoller (drums) Buddy Rich (vocals) unidentified large band, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, January 5, 1956
2706-2 | 20046-2Too Marvelous For WordsVerve MGV 2009
2707-7 | 20047-7Goody Goody-
2708-15 | 20048-15Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive-
2709-11 | 20049-11Blues In The Night-
* Verve MGV 2009   Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer

Buddy Rich With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ted Nash (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Alvin Stoller (drums) Buddy Rich (vocals) unidentified large band, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 6, 1956
2710-5 | 20050-5DreamVerve MGV 2009
2711-5 | 20051-5Fools Rush In-
2712-13 | 20052-13Skylark-
2713-8 | 20053-8Trav'lin' Light-
* Verve MGV 2009   Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra

Ray Nance (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
NYC, January 11, 1956
2638-5Hi 'YaNorgran MGN 1055
2639I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A LetterNorgran 149; Verve V 10104
2640-4SniborNorgran MGN 1055
2641-1Texas Blues-
* Norgran MGN 1055; Verve MGV 8145   Johnny Hodges - Ellingtonia '56
* Verve V 10104   Johnny Hodges - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter / Night Walk
* Norgran 149   Johnny Hodges - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter / Night Walk

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry (trumpet) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (alto sax) Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
NYC, January 12, 1956
2642-3The Happy OneNorgran MGN 1055
2643-3Night WalkNorgran 149, MGN 1055; Verve V 10104
2644-3You Got It ComingNorgran MGN 1055
2645-6Duke's Jam-
* Norgran MGN 1055; Verve MGV 8145   Johnny Hodges - Ellingtonia '56
* Verve V 10104   Johnny Hodges - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter / Night Walk
* Norgran 149   Johnny Hodges - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter / Night Walk

The Jazz Giants '56

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Lester Young (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1956
2646-2I Guess I'll Have To Change My PlansNorgran MGN 1056; Verve V3HB 8849
2647-2I Didn't Know What Time It Was-
2648-4Gigantic BluesNorgran MGN 1056; Verve MGV 8308, V3HB 8849, VSP 27
2649-2This Year's KissesNorgran MGN 1056
2650-2You Can Depend On Me-
* Norgran MGN 1056; Verve MGV 8146   Various Artists - The Jazz Giants '56
= Verve VE1 2527   Lester Young, Roy Eldridge - The Jazz Giants '56
= ARS G 444   Various Artists - Giants Of Jazz, Vol. II
* Verve V3HB 8849   Lester Young - Return Engagement
* Verve MGV 8308   The Lester Young Story
* Verve VSP 27   Lester Young - Pres And His Cabinet

The Modern Jazz Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Clifton "Skeeter" Best (guitar) Percy Heath (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1956
2652-6Tour De ForceNorgran MGN 1076
2653-1Dizzy Meets Sonny-
2654-1Ballad Medley-
2655-1Blues For The BirdNorgran MGN 1076; Verve VSP 13
2656-1Mean To MeNorgran MGN 1076
* Norgran MGN 1076; Verve MGV 8166   The Modern Jazz Sextet
= Verve VE1 2533   The Modern Jazz Sextet - Dizzy Meets Sonny
* Verve VSP 13   Various Artists - Piano Modern

Lester Young - Teddy Wilson Quartet

Lester Young (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 13, 1956
2657-1 | 62VK455Pres ReturnsClef MGC 742; Verve MGV 8308, VE2 2502, PR 2-3
2658-1Prisoner Of LoveVerve MGV 8205, VE2 2502
2659-1Taking A Chance On LoveVerve MGV 8205, V3HB 8849, VE2 2502, VSP 24
2660-1All Of MeVerve MGV 8205, V3HB 8849, VE2 2502
2661-1LouiseVerve MGV 8205, VE2 2502
2662-2Love Is Here To StayVerve MGV 8205, V3HB 8849, VE2 2502
2663-1Loves Me Or Leave MeVerve MGV 8205, VE2 2502
* Clef MGC 742   Down Beat Critics Poll Winners (not released)
* Verve MGV 8308   The Lester Young Story
* Verve VE2 2502   Lester Young, Teddy Wilson, Oscar Peterson - Pres And Teddy And Oscar
* Verve PR 2-3   Various Artists - Greatest Names In Jazz
* Verve MGV 8205; ARS G 417   Lester Young, Teddy Wilson - Pres And Teddy
* Verve V3HB 8849   Lester Young - Return Engagement
* Verve VSP 24   Various Artists - The Jazz Round

Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra

Derrick Abbott, Frank Donlan, Charlie Evans, Bill Metcalf (trumpet) Gerry Brown, Danny Elwood, Bill Geldard, Laurie Monk (trombone) Johnny Dankworth, Ronnie Fenwick (alto sax) Pete Warner, John Xerri (tenor sax) Alex Leslie (baritone sax) Dave Lee (piano) Bill Sutcliffe (bass) Kenny Clare (drums)
London, England, January 20, 1956
22180Introduction To Itinerary...Parlophone (E) PMD 1042; Clef unissued
22181Itinerary For Orchestra-
* Parlophone (E) PMD 1042   Johnny Dankworth - Journey Into Jazz

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 Foster (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals)
Chicago, IL, January 23, 1956
2664-2 | 20037-2As I Love YouVerve 2004
2665-11 | 20038-11Stop! Don't!-
2666-5 | 20039-5OinkClef unissued
* Verve 2004, V 10004   Joe Williams - As I Love You / Stop! Don't!

Billy Bauer Quartet

Andrew Ackers (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, January 23, 1956
2714-3It's A Blue WorldNorgran MGN 1082
2715-4Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much-
2716-1Lincoln Tunnel-
2717-2Night Cruise-
* Norgran MGN 1082; Verve MGV 8172   Billy Bauer Plectrist

Ella Fitzgerald With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 1956
2718-6 | 20054-6Stay ThereVerve 2012
2719-7 | 20055-7The Sun Forgot To Shine This MorningVerve 2021
2720-8 | 20056-8Too Young For The BluesVerve 2002, MGV 2036
2721-5 | 20057-5It's Only A Man-
* Verve MGV 2036   Various Artists - Here Come The Girls
* Verve 2012, V 10012   Ella Fitzgerald - Stay There / A Beautiful Friendship
* Verve 2021, V 10021   Ella Fitzgerald - The Sun Forgot To Shine This Morning / The Silent Treatment
* Verve 2002, V 10002   Ella Fitzgerald - Too Young For The Blues / It's Only A Man

Art Tatum Trio

Art Tatum (piano) Red Callender (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 27, 1956
2667-1Blue LouClef MGC 746
2668-1If-
2669-1Some Other Spring-
2670-1More Than You Know-
2671-1Just One Of Those ThingsClef MGC 746; Pablo PACD-2405-440-2
2672-1I'll Never Be The SameClef MGC 746; Verve VSP 13
2673-2Love For SaleClef MGC 746
2674-2I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans-
2675-2Isn't It Romantic-
2676-2 | 62VK467Trio BluesClef MGC 746; Verve MGV 8320, VSP 13, PR 2-3
* Clef MGC 746   Presenting The Art Tatum Trio (not released)
= Verve MGV 8118   Presenting The Art Tatum Trio
= Pablo 2310-735   Art Tatum-Red Callender-Jo Jones
= Pablo PACD-2405-429-2   Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 6
* Verve VSP 13   Various Artists - Piano Modern
* Verve MGV 8320   Various Artists - Down Beat's Hall Of Fame, Vol. 1
* Verve PR 2-3   Various Artists - Greatest Names In Jazz
* Pablo PACD-2405-440-2   Art Tatum - The Best Of The Group Masterpiece Sessions

Spike Jones And His City Slickers

Spike Jones (drums) and others
circa January, 1956???
20058Little ChildVerve MGV 4005
20059Love And Marriage / Memories Are Make Of ThisVerve 2003
20060Sixteen Tacos / The Trouble With Pasquale-
* Verve MGV 4005   Spike Jones Demonstrates Your Hi-Fi - Dinner Music For People Who Aren't Very Hungry
* Verve 2003, V 10003   Spike Jones - Love And Marriage/Memories Are Make Of This / Sixteen Tacos/The Trouble With Pasquale

Art Tatum - Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Art Tatum (piano) Red Callender (bass) Bill Douglas (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 6, 1956
2677-?Deep Night (alternate take)Pablo PACD-2405-430-2
2677-3Deep NightClef MGC 715; Pablo PACD-2405-440-2
2678-?Once In A While (alternate take)Pablo PACD-2405-430-2
2678-3Once In A WhileClef MGC 715
2679-?This Can't Be Love (alternate take)Pablo PACD-2405-430-2
2679-3This Can't Be LoveClef MGC 715
2680-2Memories Of YouClef MGC 715; Pablo PACD-2405-440-2
2681-1You're Mine, YouClef MGC 715
2682-4A Foggy DayClef 89170, MGC 715
2683-2Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)Clef MGC 715
2684-2Makin' WhoopeeClef 89170, MGC 715
* Clef MGC 715   The Art Tatum-Buddy DeFranco Quartet (not released)
= Verve MGV 8229   The Art Tatum-Buddy DeFranco Quartet
= ARS G 412   The Flying Fingers Of Art Tatum And Buddy DeFranco
= Pablo 2310-736   Art Tatum-Buddy DeFranco
= Pablo PACD-2405-430-2   Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 7
* Pablo PACD-2405-440-2   Art Tatum - The Best Of The Group Masterpiece Sessions
* Clef 89170, 89170x45   Art Tatum, Buddy DeFranco - A Foggy Day / Makin' Whoopee

Ella Fitzgerald With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, February 7, 1956
20061-5Why Can't You BehaveVerve MGV 4050
20062-3I Love Paris-
20063-4Do I Love YouVerve MGV 4049
20064-6Everytime We Say GoodbyeVerve MGV 4049, V/V6 4066
20065-5I Am In LoveVerve MGV 4049
20066-15Ridin' HighVerve MGV 4050
20067-3It's All Right With MeVerve V 10077, MGV 4050
20068-5From This Moment OnVerve MGV 4049
20069-1Just One Of Those ThingsVerve MGV 4049, V/V6 4066
20070-5Too Darn HotVerve MGV 4049
* Verve MGV 4050   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2
= Verve MGV 4001-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
= Verve VE2 2511   Ella Fitzgerald - The Cole Porter Song Book
* Verve MGV 4049   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1
= Verve MGV 4001-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
= Verve VE2 2511   Ella Fitzgerald - The Cole Porter Song Book
* Verve V/V6 4066   Ella Fitzgerald - A Tribute To Cole Porter
* Verve V 10077   Ella Fitzgerald - It's All Right With Me / All Of You

Ella Fitzgerald

Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, February 7, 1956
20071-2Miss Otis RegretsVerve MGV 4049
20072-2Get Out Of Town-
20073-2Easy To LoveVerve MGV 4050
* Verve MGV 4049   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1
= Verve MGV 4001-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
= Verve VE2 2511   Ella Fitzgerald - The Cole Porter Song Book
* Verve MGV 4050   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2
= Verve MGV 4001-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
= Verve VE2 2511   Ella Fitzgerald - The Cole Porter Song Book

Ella Fitzgerald

Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, February 8, 1956
20075-2So In LoveVerve MGV 4050
20076-4You Do Something To Me-
20077-3In The Still Of The NightVerve MGV 4049
20078-7Begin The BeguineVerve MGV 4049, V/V6 4066
20079-7All Through The Night-
20080-4Always True To You In My FashionVerve MGV 4049
20081-8It's DelovelyVerve MGV 4050, V/V6 4066
20082-2Ace In The HoleVerve MGV 4050
20083-8Love For SaleVerve MGV 4050, V/V6 4066
20084-10Anything GoesVerve MGV 4049
20085-4I Concentrate On YouClef unissued
20086-1Let's Do ItVerve V 10050, MGV 4049, V/V6 4066
* Verve MGV 4050   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2
= Verve MGV 4001-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
= Verve VE2 2511   Ella Fitzgerald - The Cole Porter Song Book
* Verve MGV 4049   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1
= Verve MGV 4001-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
= Verve VE2 2511   Ella Fitzgerald - The Cole Porter Song Book
* Verve V/V6 4066   Ella Fitzgerald - A Tribute To Cole Porter
* Verve V 10050   Ella Fitzgerald - Let's Do It / Manhattan

Ella Fitzgerald With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, February 9, 1956
20089-1I Get A Kick Out Of YouVerve MGV 4049, V/V6 4066
20090-1You're The TopVerve V/V6 4066
20091-2I've Got You Under My SkinVerve MGV 4050, V/V6 4066
20092-2What Is This Thing Called Love-
20093-5All Of YouVerve V 10077, MGV 4049, V/V6 4066
20094-2Don't Fence Me InVerve MGV 4050
* Verve MGV 4049   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1
= Verve MGV 4001-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
= Verve VE2 2511   Ella Fitzgerald - The Cole Porter Song Book
* Verve V/V6 4066   Ella Fitzgerald - A Tribute To Cole Porter
* Verve MGV 4050   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2
= Verve MGV 4001-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
= Verve VE2 2511   Ella Fitzgerald - The Cole Porter Song Book
* Verve V 10077   Ella Fitzgerald - It's All Right With Me / All Of You

Tal Farlow Quintet

Hank Jones (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (cello) Ray Brown (bass) Henry Bellson (drums)
NYC, February 11, 1956
2750-7I Wished On The MoonVerve 815 236-1
2751-9Swingin' Till The Girls Come Home-
2752-16Jor-DuClef MGC 742; Verve 815 236-1
2753-3The Way You Look TonightVerve 815 236-1
2754-5Bernie's Tune-
* Verve 815 236-1   Tal Farlow - Poppin' And Burnin'
* Clef MGC 742   Down Beat Critics Poll Winners (not released)

Louis Bellson Septet

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Ernie Wilkins (alto sax) Ted Lee (baritone sax) Nat Pierce (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Pearl Bailey (vocals)
NYC, February 12, 1956
2755-1Blues For KeepsVerve MGV 8354
2756-8TiredVerve 2013, MGV 2036
2757-6Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night-
2758-3Flying HickoryClef rejected
* Verve MGV 8354   Louis Bellson - Drummer's Holiday
* Verve MGV 2036   Various Artists - Here Come The Girls
* Verve 2013, V 10013   Pearl Bailey - Tired / Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night

Toni Harper With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Toni Harper (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, February 13, 1956
20095-4I Telephoned, I TelegraphedVerve 2005, MGV 2036
20096-8We Got To Live, To Grow Up-
20097-6I'm Getting The MessageClef unissued
20098-5My Memory BookVerve 2015
20099-8Love Is A Wonderful ThingVerve 2015, MGV 2036
* Verve MGV 2036   Various Artists - Here Come The Girls
* Verve 2005, V 10005   Toni Harper - I Telephoned, I Telegraphed / We Got To Live, To Grow Up
* Verve 2015, V 10015   Toni Harper - My Memory Book / Love Is A Wonderful Thing

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Dizzy Gillespie, Ermit V. Perry, Ernie Royal, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak (trombone) Jerome Richardson, Sahib Shihab (alto sax) Lucky Thompson, Ernie Wilkins (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Wade Legge (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, February 14, 1956
2773-4Doodlin'ARS G 405
2774-4Sometimes I'm HappyARS G 405, G 423
2775-3Jessica's Day-
* ARS G 405   The Jazz Creations Of Dizzy Gillespie
* ARS G 423   Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band Jazz

Anita O'Day With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 1956
20100-8The Getaway And The ChaseVerve 2001, MGV 2036
20101-16Your Picture's Hanging Crooked On The WallClef unissued
20102-7We Laughed At LoveVerve 2014
20103-7I'm Not LonelyClef unissued
* Verve MGV 2036   Various Artists - Here Come The Girls
* Verve 2001, V 10001   Anita O'Day - Honeysuckle Rose / The Getaway And The Chase
* Verve 2014, V 10014   Anita O'Day - You're The Top / We Laughed At Love

Gene Krupa And His Orchestra

Joe Ferrante, Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (trumpet) Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Jimmy Cleveland, J.J. Johnson, Fred Ohms, Kai Winding (trombone) Aaron Sachs (clarinet, tenor sax) Sam Marowitz (alto sax) Hal McKusick (alto sax, clarinet) Eddie Shu (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Dave McKenna (piano) John Drew (bass) Gene Krupa (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) Manny Albam, Billy Byers, Quincy Jones, Nat Pierce (arranger)
NYC, February, 1956
2760-2 | 62VK214Boogie BluesVerve 2008, VK 107, MGV 2008, VSP 4
2761-7Opus 1Verve MGV 2008, MGV 8207
2762-2That's What You ThinkVerve MGV 2008, VSP 4
2763-4Fish FryVerve MGV 2008
2764-6 | 63VK628Let Me Off UptownVerve 2008, MGV 2008, MGV 8207, V/V6 8571, VSP 4
2765-2Drummin' ManVerve MGV 2008
2766-3Slow Down-
2767-3Rockin' ChairVerve MGV 2008, VSP 4
2768-4Leave Us Leap-
2769-7After You've Gone-
2770-5Wire Brush Stomp-
2771-5Drum BoogieVerve MGV 2008
* Verve MGV 2008   Gene Krupa - Drummer Man
= ARS G 427   Drummer Man - Gene Krupa In Highest Fi
* Verve VSP 4   Gene Krupa - That Drummer's Band
* Verve MGV 8207   Various Artists - Here Come The Swinging Bands
* Verve V/V6 8571   The Essential Gene Krupa - Let Me Off Uptown
* Verve VK 107   Anita O'Day - Boogie Blues / Sweet Georgia Brown
* Verve 2008, V 10008   Gene Krupa - Boogie Blues / Let Me Off Uptown

Teddy Wilson Trio

Teddy Wilson (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Chicago, IL, March 5, 1956
20104-1Stompin' At The SavoyVerve MGV 2073
20105-3Say It Isn't So-
20106-1All Of Me-
20107-2Stars Fell On Alabama-
20108-4I Got Rhythm-
20109-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street-
20110-1Sweet Georgia Brown-
20111-1As Time Goes By-
20112-1Smile-
20113-1When Your Lover Has Gone-
20114-1Limehouse Blues-
20115-1Blues For Daryll-
20116-1You're Driving Me Crazy-
* Verve MGV 2073   Teddy Wilson - I Got Rhythm

Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra

Derrick Abbott, Charlie Evans, Bill Metcalf, Dougie Roberts (trumpet) Gerry Brown, Danny Elwood, Bill Geldard, Laurie Monk (trombone) Johnny Dankworth, Ronnie Fenwick (alto sax) Pete Warner, John Xerri (tenor sax) Alex Leslie (baritone sax) Dave Lee (piano) Bill Sutcliffe (bass) Kenny Clare (drums)
London, England, March 7, 1956
22178Jersey BounceParlophone (E) PMD 1042; Clef unissued
* Parlophone (E) PMD 1042   Johnny Dankworth - Journey Into Jazz

Billy Bauer Quartet

Andrew Ackers (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, March 12, 1956
2722-8Too Marvelous For WordsNorgran MGN 1082
2723-6Lady Estelle's Dream-
2724-2You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To-
2725-1When It's Sleepy Time Down South-
2726-3The Way You Look Tonight-
2727-1Lullaby Of The Leaves-
2728-7Blue Mist-
* Norgran MGN 1082; Verve MGV 8172   Billy Bauer Plectrist

Bob Scobey's Band

Bob Scobey, Frank Snow (trumpet) Jack Buck, Jack Sudmeier, Will Sudmeier (trombone) Bill Napier (clarinet) Leon Radcliff (clarinet, bass clarinet) Jesse Crump (piano) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Hal McCormick (bass) Bob Short (tuba) Earl Watkins (drums)
Oakland, CA, March 13-16, 1956
70000Ten To OneDown Home D 1000, MGD 1
70001In New Orleans-
The CraveDown Home MGD 1
Lazy River-
Dardanella-
Stars Fell On Alabama-
Summertime-
When The One You Love Is Gone-
Canadian Capers-
Stardust-
Swingin' Doors-
Blues In The Night-
* Down Home MGD 1; Verve MGV 1001   Bob Scobey's Band With Clancy Hayes
* Down Home D 1000   Bob Scobey - Ten To One / In New Orleans

Ella Fitzgerald With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, March 27, 1956
20121-10Night And DayVerve MGV 4050, V/V6 4066
20122-3 | 62VK495A Beautiful FriendshipVerve 2012, VK 10259, MGV 2036, V/V6 4063
20123-3You're The TopVerve MGV 4050
20124-8I Concentrate On You-
20125-11I Had To Find Out For MyselfClef unissued
20126-3Let's Do It-
* Verve MGV 4050   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2
= Verve MGV 4001-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
= Verve VE2 2511   Ella Fitzgerald - The Cole Porter Song Book
* Verve V/V6 4066   Ella Fitzgerald - A Tribute To Cole Porter
* Verve MGV 2036   Various Artists - Here Come The Girls
* Verve V/V6 4063   The Best Of Ella Fitzgerald
* Verve VK 10259   Ella Fitzgerald - A Beautiful Friendship / I'll Always Be In Love With You
* Verve 2012, V 10012   Ella Fitzgerald - Stay There / A Beautiful Friendship

Fred Astaire With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Fred Astaire (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, March 30, 1956
20127-5Sweet SorrowVerve 2019, MGV 2114
20128-5Hello BabyVerve 2009, MGV 2114
20129-7There's No Time Like The Present-
20130-6Just Like Taking Candy From A BabyVerve 2019, MGV 2114
* Verve MGV 2114   Fred Astaire - Easy To Dance With
* Verve 2019, V 10019   Fred Astaire - Sweet Sorrow / Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby
* Verve 2009, V 10009   Fred Astaire - Hello Baby / There's No Time Like The Present

Rudi Vannelli Solo

Adolph Vanne (Rudi Vannelli) (guitar)
NYC, April 6, 1956
2776-4When Your Lover Has GoneVerve MGV 2038
2777-2They Say That Falling In Love Is Wonderful-
2778-2Suwanee River (Old Folk At Home)-
2779-4MedleyClef unissued
2780-2YesterdaysVerve MGV 2038
2781-2CaravanClef unissued
2782-1Bach PreludeVerve MGV 2038
2783-3Pavanne-
2784-1Clair De Lune-
2785-2Prelude No. 2 (Tarrega)-
2786-1Leyenda (Albeniz)-
2787-1Concerto-Etude For Guitar (N. Coste)-
* Verve MGV 2038   Rudi Vanelli - Maestro Of The Guitar

Don, Dick 'N Jimmy With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Don, Dick 'N Jimmy (vocal trio) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 1956
20131-10You Gotta Have EyesVerve 2010, MGV 2107
20132-8I Never Knew-
20133-6That's The Way I FeelVerve 2020, MGV 2107
20134-9My Tormented HeartVerve MGV 2107
* Verve MGV 2107   Don, Dick 'N Jimmy - Songs For The Heart
* Verve 2010, V 10010   Don, Dick 'N Jimmy - You Gotta Have Eyes / I Never Knew
* Verve 2020, V 10020   Don, Dick 'N Jimmy - That's The Way I Feel / Two Voices In The Dark

Bob Scobey's Band

Bob Scobey (trumpet) Jack Buck (trombone) Bill Napier (clarinet) Jesse Crump (piano) Clancy Hayes (banjo, guitar, vocals) Hal McCormick (bass) Fred Higuera (drums)
Oakland, CA, April 18, 1956
Muskrat RambleVerve MGV 1011
Trouble In Mind-
Copenhagen-
Royal Garden Blues-
Somebody Stole My Gal-
Lover Come Back To Me-
My Gal Sal-
Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue-
Stumbling-
Ain't She Sweet-
Milenberg Joys-
Getting My Boots-
* Verve MGV 1011   The San Francisco Jazz Of Bob Scobey

The Wailers With Gene Krupa Big Band

Eddie Shu (tenor sax) Bobby Scott (piano) John Drew (bass) Gene Krupa (drums) The Wailers (vocal group) Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, April 20, 1956
20135-7That's Your MistakeVerve 2016
20136-4G And J Blues-
20137-7Apple CiderVerve 2011
20138-2You'd Better Stop-
* Verve 2016, V 10016   Gene Krupa, The Wailers - That's Your Mistake / G And J Blues
* Verve 2011, V 10011   Gene Krupa - Apple Cider / You'd Better Stop

Joe Williams With Count Basie And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham, Marshall Royal (alto sax) Frank Foster (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Buddy Bregman (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, April 28, 1956
20139-2I'm Beginning To See The LightVerve MGV 2016
20140-7Our Love Is Here To Stay-
20141-5A Fine Romance-
20142-5Nevertheless-
20143-4Singin' In The Rain-
20144-4There Will Never Be Another You-
* Verve MGV 2016   Count Basie, Joe Williams - The Greatest
= Verve MGVS 6006   Count Basie Plays - Joe Williams Sings Standards

Joe Williams With Count Basie And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham, Marshall Royal (alto sax) Frank Foster (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Buddy Bregman (arranger): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 1956
20145-5My Baby Just Cares For MeVerve MGV 2016
20146-8'S Wonderful-
20147-4This Can't Be Love-
20148-8Come Rain Or Come Shine-
20149-5I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me-
20150-12Thou Swell-
* Verve MGV 2016   Count Basie, Joe Williams - The Greatest
= Verve MGVS 6006   Count Basie Plays - Joe Williams Sings Standards

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick (trumpet) Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (trombone) Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods (alto sax) Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins (tenor sax) Marty Flax (baritone sax) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, May 18 & 19, 1956
2831-2Dizzy's BusinessNorgran MGN 1084
2832-2Hey PeteVerve MGV 8017
2833-1 | 63VK623Jessica's DayNorgran MGN 1084; Verve MGV 8230, V/V6 8566
2834-1Tour De ForceNorgran MGN 1084
2835-1I Can't Get StartedNorgran 152, MGN 1084; Clef MGC 742
2836-3Stella By StarlightNorgran MGN 1084
2837-1 | 62VK237Doodlin'Norgran 154, MGN 1084; Verve VK 118
2838-1Night In TunisiaNorgran MGN 1084
* Norgran MGN 1084; Verve MGV 8174   Dizzy Gillespie - World Statesman
* Verve MGV 8017   Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy In Greece
* Verve MGV 8230   Various Artists - The Anatomy Of Improvisation
* Verve V/V6 8566   The Essential Dizzy Gillespie
* Clef MGC 742   Down Beat Critics Poll Winners (not released)
* Verve VK 118   Dizzy Gillespie - Joogie Boogie / Doodlin'
* Norgran 152   Dizzy Gillespie - I Can't Get Started / Groovin' For Nat
* Norgran 154   Dizzy Gillespie - Doodlin' / Dizzy's Blues

Buddy DeFranco Sextet

Harry Edison (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Bob Stone (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 21, 1956
2790-2Cheek To CheekNorgran MGN 1085
2791-4A Fine Romance-
2792-5Perfidia-
2793-6How Long Has This Been Going On-
2794-5I Won't Dance-
2795-2Angel Eyes-
2796-1Moonlight On The Ganges-
2797-5Let's Call The Whole Thing Off-
2798-2Sweets Blues-
* Norgran MGN 1085; Verve MGV 8175   The Buddy DeFranco Wailers

Louis Bellson Octet

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Vincent Forchetti (trombone) Red Press (alto sax) Eddie Wasserman (tenor sax) Ted Lee (baritone sax) Lou Stein (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, May 30, 1956
2799-6Seedless Grape FruitVerve MGV 8258
2800-2Flying Hickory-
2801-1That's Bell's Son-
2802-8Park Avenue Patter-
2803-4Smiling King-
2804-6For Louie's KicksVerve MGV 8354
2805-5T-Bones-
2806-6Strip Out Sam (as Striped Suit Sam)Verve MGV 8258
* Verve MGV 8258   Louis Bellson - Let's Call It Swing
* Verve MGV 8354   Louis Bellson - Drummer's Holiday

Tal Farlow Trio

Eddie Costa (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Vinnie Burke (bass)
NYC, May 31, 1956
2807-2Gone With The WindClef unissued
2808-3Talking A Chance On LoveVerve MGV 8201
2809-3Yardbird Suite-
2810-4You Stepped Out Of A Dream-
2811-3They Can't Take That Away From Me-
2812-4Meteor-
2813-3Like Someone In Love-
2814-2I Love You-
* Verve MGV 8201; ARS G 418   The Swinging Guitar Of Tal Farlow

Jane Powell With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Jane Powell (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, June 1, 1956
20151-9Mind If I Fall In Love With YouVerve 2018, MGV 2036
20152-10True Love-
20153-13What Gives What GoesVerve V 10030
20154-17Till The Next Time-
* Verve MGV 2036   Various Artists - Here Come The Girls
* Verve V 10030   Jane Powell - What Gives What Goes / Till The Next Time
* Verve 2018, V 10018   Jane Powell - Mind If I Fall In Love With You / True Love

Roy Eldridge And His Central Plaza Dixielanders

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Benny Morton (trombone) Eddie Barefield (clarinet) Dick Wellstood (piano) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, June 2, 1956
2815-2Royal Garden BluesVerve MGV 1010
2816-1That's A Plenty-
2817-1Tin Roof Blues-
2818-3Jazz Me Blues-
2819-4Ja-Da-
2820-1Struttin' With Some Barbecue-
2821-1Black And Blue-
2822-4Bugle Call Rag-
* Verve MGV 1010; ARS G 420   Roy Eldridge - Swing Goes Dixie

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick (trumpet) Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (trombone) Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods (alto sax) Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins (tenor sax) Marty Flax (baritone sax) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, June 6, 1956
2839-1 | 63VK621The ChampNorgran MGN 1084; Verve V/V6 8566
2840-1YesterdaysVerve MGV 8017
2841-2Tin Tin Deo-
2842-2Groovin' For NatNorgran 152; Verve MGV 8017
2843-1My ReverieNorgran MGN 1084
2844-1Dizzy's BluesNorgran 154, MGN 1084
2845-2Annie's DanceVerve MGV 8017
2846-2Cool BreezeVerve MGV 8017, VSP 7
2847-1School DaysVerve MGV 8017
* Norgran MGN 1084; Verve MGV 8174   Dizzy Gillespie - World Statesman
* Verve V/V6 8566   The Essential Dizzy Gillespie
* Verve MGV 8017   Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy In Greece
* Verve VSP 7   Dizzy Gillespie - Night In Tunisia
* Norgran 152   Dizzy Gillespie - I Can't Get Started / Groovin' For Nat
* Norgran 154   Dizzy Gillespie - Doodlin' / Dizzy's Blues

Billie Holiday With Tony Scott's Orchestra

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet, arranger) Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Aaron Bell (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 6, 1956
2850-5 | 62VK224Trav'lin' LightClef MGC 721; Verve VK 112, MGV 8338-2, 2V6S 8816, VE2 2529
2851-3I Must Have That ManClef MGC 721; Verve VE2 2529
2852-6Some Other Springrejected
2853-1-Clef MGC 721; Verve VE2 2529
2854-4Lady Sings The Blues-
* Clef MGC 721; Verve MGV 8099; ARS G 431   Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues
* Verve MGV 8338-2   Billie Holiday - The Unforgettable Lady Day
* Verve 2V6S 8816   The History Of Billie Holiday
* Verve VE2 2529   Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All
* Verve VK 112   Billie Holiday - Trav'lin' Light / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

George Lewis Band

Thomas Jefferson (trumpet) Bob Thomas (trombone) George Lewis (clarinet) Alton Purnell (piano, vocals) Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau (bass) Joe Watkins (drums, vocals)
live in San Francisco, CA, June 7, 1956
22689Original Dixieland One-StepVerve MGV 8303
22690Four Or Five Times-
22691Struttin' With Some Barbecue-
22692Salty Dog Blues-
22693That's A Plenty-
22694Move The Body Over-
22695Don't Give Up The Ship-
22696Oh, Didn't He Ramble-
22697She's Crying For Me-
22698Tishomingo Blues-
22699South Rampart Street ParadeVerve MGV 8304
22700Sugar Blues-
22701Shine-
22702Yes Sir, That's My Baby-
22703Sweet Sue, Just You-
22704On A Coconut Island-
22705Chinatown, My Chinatown-
22706Nobody's Sweetheart Now-
22707Dinah-
22708Swing A Lullaby-
22709Should I-
22710Limousine Blues (Limehouse Blues)-
* Verve MGV 8303   George Lewis Concert, Vol. 1 - On Stage
* Verve MGV 8304   George Lewis Concert, Vol. 2 - On Stage

Billie Holiday With Tony Scott's Orchestra

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet, arranger -2/4) Paul Quinichette (tenor sax -2/4) Wynton Kelly (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Aaron Bell (bass -2/4) Lenny McBrowne (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 7, 1956
1. 2855-12Strange FruitClef MGC 721; Verve V6 8808, VE2 2529
2. 2856-1God Bless The ChildClef MGC 721; Verve 2V6S 8816, VE2 2529
3. 2857-8Good Morning, HeartacheClef MGC 721; Verve V6 8808, 2V6S 8816, VE2 2529
4. 2858-1No Good ManClef MGC 721; Verve VE2 2529
* Clef MGC 721; Verve MGV 8099; ARS G 431   Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues
* Verve V6 8808   The Best Of Billie Holiday
* Verve VE2 2529   Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All
* Verve 2V6S 8816   The History Of Billie Holiday

Bing Crosby With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Bud Shank, Maurice Stein (alto sax) Bob Cooper, Ted Nash (tenor sax) Chuck Gentry (baritone sax) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Bing Crosby (vocals) unidentified woodwinds and strings, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, June 11, 1956
20155-11The Blue RoomVerve MGV 2020
20156-8Jeepers Creepers-
20157-4I've Got Five DollarsVerve 2025, MGV 2020
20158-1'Deed I DoVerve MGV 2020
20159-3The Song Is You-
20160-4Nice Work If You Can Get It-
* Verve MGV 2020   Bing Crosby, Buddy Bregman - Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings
* Verve 2025, V 10025   Bing Crosby - I've Got Five Dollars / Mountain Greenery

Bing Crosby With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Bud Shank, Maurice Stein (alto sax) Bob Cooper, Ted Nash (tenor sax) Chuck Gentry (baritone sax) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Bing Crosby (vocals) unidentified woodwinds and strings, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, June 12, 1956
20161-3They All LaughedVerve MGV 2020
20162-4Heat WaveVerve V 10089, MGV 2020
20163-3September In The Rain-
20164-5Cheek To CheekVerve MGV 2020
20165-2Have You Met Miss Jones-
20166-5Mountain GreeneryVerve 2025, MGV 2020
* Verve MGV 2020   Bing Crosby, Buddy Bregman - Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings
* Verve V 10089   Bing Crosby - Heat Wave / September In The Rain
* Verve 2025, V 10025   Bing Crosby - I've Got Five Dollars / Mountain Greenery

Peter Hanley With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Peter Hanley (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, June 15, 1956
20167-6A Heart That Loves YouVerve 2017
20168-5I Want To See You When You WeepVerve V 10028
20169-14I Love You, SamanthaVerve 2017
20170-3Dedicated To YouVerve V 10028, MGV 2098
* Verve MGV 2098   Various Artists - Songs For Your Girl Friend
* Verve V 10028   Peter Hanley - I Want To See You When You Weep / Dedicated To You
* Verve 2017, V 10017   Peter Hanley - A Heart That Loves You / I Love You, Samantha

George Wallington Solo

George Wallington (piano)
NYC, June 18, 1956
2859-1Lady FairClef MGC 743
* Clef MGC 743; Verve MGV 8030   Metronome All-Stars 1956

Metronome All-Stars

Thad Jones (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Tony Scott (clarinet) Lee Konitz (alto sax) Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Serge Chaloff (baritone sax) Teddy Charles (vibes) Billy Taylor (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 18, 1956
2860-1Billie's BounceClef MGC 743
* Clef MGC 743; Verve MGV 8030   Metronome All-Stars 1956

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet, arranger) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Foster (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ -1,2,4) Ralph Burns (piano, arranger -3) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams (vocals)
NYC, June 25, 1956
1. 2900-4April In ParisClef 89172, MGC 743; Verve VSP 24
2. 2901Too Close For ComfortVerve MGV 8288
3. 2902-1Salty LipsClef rejected
4. 2903Every Day I Have The BluesClef MGC 743
Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker (trombone) Frank Wess (tenor sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams (vocals)
2904-5Party BluesClef 89172, MGC 743; Verve MGV 8341
* Clef MGC 743; Verve MGV 8030   Metronome All-Stars 1956
* Verve VSP 24   Various Artists - The Jazz Round
* Verve MGV 8288   Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Joe Williams - One O'Clock Jump
* Verve MGV 8341   Various Artists - Special College Jazz Album (complimentary record)
* Clef 89172, 89172x45   Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie - April In Paris / Party Blues

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet, arranger) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Foster (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals)
NYC, June 26, 1956
2905-9SlatsVerve MGV 8291
2906-3Don't Worry 'Bout MeVerve MGV 8288
2907-4Low LifeVerve MGV 8291; Clef MGC 742
2908-4UntitledClef rejected
* Verve MGV 8291   Count Basie - Hall Of Fame
= ARS G 422   Count Basie - Basie's Best
* Verve MGV 8288   Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Joe Williams - One O'Clock Jump
* Clef MGC 742   Down Beat Critics Poll Winners (not released)

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet) Joe Newman (trumpet, arranger) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham (alto sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Foster (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Ernie Wilkins (arranger): add Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, June 27, 1956
2909-6LollypopVerve MGV 8291
2910-5Too Close For ComfortVerve 314 519 852-2
2911-1 | 62VK211One O'Clock Jump (short version)Verve VK 105
2911-2One O'Clock Jump (long version)Clef MGC 743; Verve MGV 8207, MGV 8288, V/V6 8407, V/V6 8596
2912-2 | 62VK450Basie's Back In TownClef MGC 743; Verve VSP 12
2913-2From Coast To CoastVerve MGV 8288
* Verve MGV 8291   Count Basie - Hall Of Fame
= ARS G 422   Count Basie - Basie's Best
* Clef MGC 743; Verve MGV 8030   Metronome All-Stars 1956
* Verve MGV 8207   Various Artists - Here Come The Swinging Bands
* Verve MGV 8288   Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Joe Williams - One O'Clock Jump
* Verve V/V6 8407   The Essential Count Basie
* Verve V/V6 8596   The Best Of Count Basie - Verve's Choice
* Verve VSP 12   Count Basie - Inside Outside
* Verve 314 519 852-2   Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings
* Verve VK 105   Count Basie - April In Paris / One O'Clock Jump

Jane Powell With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Jane Powell (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, July 15, 1956
20171-6ImaginationVerve MGV 2023
20172-9The Things We Did Last Summer-
20173-4Ev'ry Time-
20174-9In Love In Vain-
* Verve MGV 2023   Jane Powell - Can't We Be Friends

Jane Powell With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Jane Powell (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, July 18, 1956
20175-5Comes LoveVerve MGV 2023
20176-6My Baby Just Cares For Me-
20177-6Hooray For Love-
20178-8How Come You Do Me Like You Do-
* Verve MGV 2023   Jane Powell - Can't We Be Friends

Jane Powell With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Jane Powell (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 1956
20180-3Can't We Be FriendsVerve MGV 2023
20181-5For Every Man There's A Woman-
20182-5Let's Face The Music And Dance-
20192-7I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good-
* Verve MGV 2023   Jane Powell - Can't We Be Friends

Rex Middleton's Hi Fi's With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

The Hi Fi's (vocal group) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1956
20193-15UndecidedVerve MGV 2035
20194-7Tomorrow Seems A Thousand Years-
20195-7Over The Rainbow-
20196-8I Didn't Know About You-
20197-10Bernie's Tune-
* Verve MGV 2035   Rex Middleton's Hi Fi's

Don, Dick 'N Jimmy With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Don, Dick 'N Jimmy (vocal trio) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, July 31, 1956
20198-5Two Voices In The DarkVerve 2020, MGV 2107
20199-18By The Fountains Of RomeVerve MGV 2107
* Verve MGV 2107   Don, Dick 'N Jimmy - Songs For The Heart
* Verve 2020, V 10020   Don, Dick 'N Jimmy - That's The Way I Feel / Two Voices In The Dark

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Marty Paich (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Ralph Pena (bass) Frank DeVito (drums)
"Zardi's", Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1956
We'll Be Together AgainClef unissued
That Old Feeling-
Over The Rainbow-
You And The Night And The Music-
Easy Living-
Fascinatin' Rhythm-
Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
Pitfall-
Abstract-
Jumpin' Up And Down-
Abstract-
Pitfall-
You And The Night And The Music-
Black Magic-
Have You Met Miss Jones-
Stendek-
Deuce-

Rex Middleton's Hi Fi's With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

The Hi Fi's (vocal group) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1956
20200-4Sometimes I'm HappyVerve MGV 2035
20201-10The Lamp Is Low-
20202-7Moonglow-
20203-2Everyday I Have The Blues-
20204-10It's All Right With Me-
* Verve MGV 2035   Rex Middleton's Hi Fi's

Rex Middleton's Hi Fi's With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

The Hi Fi's (vocal group) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 1956
20205-10Baby, It Isn't In The CardsVerve MGV 2035
20206-7Swing Low, Sweet Chariot-
* Verve MGV 2035   Rex Middleton's Hi Fi's

Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra

Derrick Abbott, Bill Metcalf, Stan Palmer, Dougie Roberts, Colin Wright (trumpet) Gerry Brown, Harry Buckles, Danny Elwood, Bill Geldard, Laurie Monk (trombone) Johnny Dankworth (alto sax, clarinet) Pete Warner (tenor sax) Alex Leslie (baritone sax) Dave Lee (piano) Eric Dawson (bass) Kenny Clare (drums)
London, England, August 7, 1956
22177AdiosParlophone (E) PMD 1042; Clef unissued
22179Take The "A" Train-
* Parlophone (E) PMD 1042   Johnny Dankworth - Journey Into Jazz

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
"Stratford Shakespearean Festival", Stratford, ON, Canada, August 8, 1956
Falling In Love With LoveClef MGC 751
How About You-
Flamingo-
Swinging On A Star-
Noreen's Nocturne-
Gypsy In My Soul-
How High The Moon-
Love You Madly-
52nd Street Theme-
Nuagesunissued
Daisy's Dream-
* Clef MGC 751   The Oscar Peterson Trio At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival (not released)
= Verve MGV 8024   The Oscar Peterson Trio At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival

Phil Nimmons Group

Erich Taugott (trumpet) Ross Culley (trombone) Phil Nimmons (clarinet) Jerry Toth (alto sax) Julian Filanowski (tenor sax) Eddie Karam (baritone sax) Vic Gentro (accordion) Rudy Toth (piano) Murray Lauder (bass) Jack McQuade (drums)
"Stratford Shakespearean Festival", Stratford, ON, Canada, circa August 8, 1956???
April In ParisClef MGC 753
Humphy-
Pick Yourself Up-
Muggs-
Rhumba Pseudo-
Someone To Watch Over Me-
Stompin' At The Savoy-
We'll Be Together Again-
* Clef MGC 753   Phil Nimmons (not released)
= Verve MGV 8025   The Canadian Scene Via Phil Nimmons

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 1956
2914-3Do Nothin' Till You Hear From MeVerve MGV 8329, VE2 2529, V6 8808
2915-6Cheek To CheekVerve MGV 8329, VE2 2529
2916-4Ill Wind-
2917-8Speak Low-
* Verve MGV 8329   Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All
* Verve VE2 2529   Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All
* Verve V6 8808   The Best Of Billie Holiday

Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl

Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Hollywood Bowl", Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1956
Honeysuckle RoseVerve MGV 8231-2
Jumpin' At The Woodside-
Ballad Medley: I Can't Get Started / If I Had You / I've Got The World On A String-
* Verve MGV 8231-2   Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl

Oscar Peterson Trio At JATHB

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
"Hollywood Bowl", Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1956
9:20 SpecialVerve MGV 8231-2
How About You-
* Verve MGV 8231-2   Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl

Art Tatum Solo At JATHB

Art Tatum (piano)
"Hollywood Bowl", Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1956
Someone To Watch Over MeVerve MGV 8231-2; Pablo PACD-2405-439-2
Begin The Beguine-
Willow Weep For MeVerve MGV 8231-2, VSP 33; Pablo PACD-2405-439-2
HumoresqueVerve MGV 8231-2; Pablo PACD-2405-439-2
* Verve MGV 8231-2   Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl
* Verve VSP 33   Art Tatum - The Art Of Art
* Pablo PACD-2405-439-2   The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 8

Ella Fitzgerald At JATHB

Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
"Hollywood Bowl", Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1956
Love For SaleVerve MGV 8231-2
Just One Of Those Things-
Little Girl Blues-
Too Close For Comfort-
I Can't Give You Anything But LoveVerve V 10136, MGV 8231-2, V/V6 4063
Air Mail SpecialVerve V 10136, MGV 8231-2
* Verve MGV 8231-2   Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl
* Verve V/V6 4063   The Best Of Ella Fitzgerald
* Verve V 10136   Ella Fitzgerald - I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Airmail Special

Ella Fitzgerald - Louis Armstrong At JATHB

Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocals) Trummy Young (trombone) Ed Hall (clarinet) Billy Kyle (piano) Dale Jones (bass) Barrett Deems (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
"Hollywood Bowl", Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1956
You Won't Be SatisfiedVerve MGV 8231-2
Undecided-
* Verve MGV 8231-2   Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl

Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl

Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocals) Trummy Young (trombone) Ed Hall (clarinet) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Billy Kyle (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown, Dale Jones (bass) Barrett Deems (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals): add Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
"Hollywood Bowl", Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1956
Finale: When The Saints Go Marching InVerve MGV 8231-2
* Verve MGV 8231-2   Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl

Ella Fitzgerald - Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 16, 1956
2918-2 | 20207-2They Can't Take That Away From MeVerve MGV 4003, 2V6S 8811
2919-8 | 20208-8Isn't This A Lovely DayVerve MGV 4003
2920-5 | 20209-5Tenderly-
2921-2 | 20210-2Stars Fell On AlabamaVerve 2023, MGV 4003, 2V6S 8811
2922-2 | 20222-2Can't We Be Friends-
2923-5 | 20211-5 | 63VK650Cheek To CheekVerve MGV 4003, 2V6S 8811, V/V6 8569
2924-10 | 20212-10Under A Blanket Of BlueVerve MGV 4003, 2V6S 8811
2925-7 | 20213-7Moonlight In Vermont-
2926-6 | 20214-6A Foggy Day (In London Town)-
2927-6 | 20215-6April In ParisVerve MGV 4003
2928-1 | 20216-1The Nearness Of YouVerve MGV 4003, 2V6S 8811
* Verve MGV 4003   Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis
* Verve 2V6S 8811   Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis
* Verve V/V6 8569   The Essential Louis Armstrong
* Verve 2023, V 10023   Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong - Stars Fell On Alabama / Can't We Be Friends

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 1956
2929-4We'll Be Together AgainVerve MGV 8329, VE2 2529, V6 8808
2930-3All Or Nothing At AllVerve MGV 8329, VE2 2529
2931-6Sophisticated Lady-
2932-6April In Paris-
* Verve MGV 8329   Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All
* Verve VE2 2529   Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All
* Verve V6 8808   The Best Of Billie Holiday

Buddy Rich And His Orchestra

Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo (trumpet) Frank Rosolino (trombone) Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone, tenor sax) Buddy Collette (flute, baritone sax) Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Bill Pitman (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 1956
2933-1Shorty GeorgeNorgran MGN 1086; Verve V/V6 8712
2934-3Jump For MeNorgran MGN 1086
2935-5Blues For Basie-
2936-69:20 SpecialNorgran MGN 1086; Verve V/V6 8712
* Norgran MGN 1086; Verve MGV 8176   Buddy Rich - This One's For Basie
* Verve V/V6 8712   Buddy Rich - Big Band Shout

Ella Fitzgerald With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, August 21, 1956
20217-5This Can't Be LoveVerve MGV 4022, MGV 4002-2
20218-5The Lady Is A Tramp-
20219-7I've Got Five DollarsVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
20220-3Lover-
20221-3The Silent TreatmentVerve 2021, MGV 2036
* Verve MGV 4022, MGVS 6009   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 1
* Verve MGV 4002-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
= Verve VE2 2519   Ella Fitzgerald - The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
* Verve MGV 4023, MGVS 6010   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 2036   Various Artists - Here Come The Girls
* Verve 2021, V 10021   Ella Fitzgerald - The Sun Forgot To Shine This Morning / The Silent Treatment

Buddy Rich And His Orchestra

Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo (trumpet) Frank Rosolino (trombone) Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone, tenor sax) Buddy Collette (flute, baritone sax) Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Bill Pitman (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1956
2937-3Blue And SentimentalNorgran MGN 1086; Verve V/V6 8712
2937-4Blue And Sentimental (short version)Norgran 153
2938-4Down For DoubleNorgran MGN 1086; Verve V/V6 8712
2938-5Down For Double (short version)Norgran 153
2939-2Ain't It The TruthNorgran MGN 1086; Verve V/V6 8712
2940-4Jumpin' At The Woodside-
* Norgran MGN 1086; Verve MGV 8176   Buddy Rich - This One's For Basie
* Verve V/V6 8712   Buddy Rich - Big Band Shout
* Norgran 153   Buddy Rich - Blue And Sentimental / Down For Double

Buddy DeFranco With Russ Garcia Orchestra

Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) unidentified brass, reeds, rhythm and strings, Russ Garcia (director)
Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1956
2960-5Come Rain Or Come ShineNorgran MGN 1104
2961-9Autumn In New York-
2962-4Makin' Whoopee-
2963-4Mad About The Boy-
2964-4Speak Low-
2965-3In The Still Of The Night-
* Norgran MGN 1104   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase (not released)
= Verve MGV 2033   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase

Buddy DeFranco With Russ Garcia Orchestra

Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) unidentified brass, reeds, rhythm and strings, Russ Garcia (director): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 1956
2966-5Almost Like Being In LoveNorgran MGN 1104
2967-2Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man-
2968-3Who Cares-
2969-9Have You Met Miss Jones-
2970-1That Old Devil Moon-
2971-7Heat Wave-
* Norgran MGN 1104   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase (not released)
= Verve MGV 2033   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase

Ella Fitzgerald With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 1956
20223-3Ten Cents A DanceVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
20224-3I Wish I Were In Love AgainVerve MGV 4022, MGV 4002-2
20225-2Mountain GreeneryVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
20226-7Johnny One NoteVerve MGV 4022, MGV 4002-2
20227-10Give It Back To The IndiansVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
* Verve MGV 4023, MGVS 6010   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 4002-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
= Verve VE2 2519   Ella Fitzgerald - The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
* Verve MGV 4022, MGVS 6009   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 1

Ella Fitzgerald With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 1956
20228-3Blue MoonVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
20229-3Thou SwellVerve MGV 4022, MGV 4002-2
20230-1ManhattanVerve V 10050, MGV 4022, MGV 4002-2
20231-4There's Small HotelVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
20232-3I Didn't Know What Time It Was-
* Verve MGV 4023, MGVS 6010   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 4002-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
= Verve VE2 2519   Ella Fitzgerald - The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
* Verve MGV 4022, MGVS 6009   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 1
* Verve V 10050   Ella Fitzgerald - Let's Do It / Manhattan

Ella Fitzgerald

Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 1956
20233-6With A Song In My HeartVerve MGV 4022, MGV 4002-2
20234-4To Keep My Love Alive-
20235-3BewitchedVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
20236-4Wait Till You See Her-
* Verve MGV 4022, MGVS 6009   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 1
* Verve MGV 4002-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
= Verve VE2 2519   Ella Fitzgerald - The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
* Verve MGV 4023, MGVS 6010   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 2

Ella Fitzgerald With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 1956
20237-2My RomanceVerve MGV 4022, MGV 4002-2
20238-3My Heart Stood StillVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
20239-1A Ship Without A SailVerve MGV 4022, MGV 4002-2
20240-1Have You Met Miss Jones-
20241-2Here In My ArmsVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
same session
20242-2It Never Entered My MindVerve MGV 4022, MGV 4002-2
20243-2Little Girl Blue-
20244-6Spring Is Here-
20245-2My Funny ValentineVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
20246-1I Could Write A Book-
* Verve MGV 4022, MGVS 6009   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 1
* Verve MGV 4002-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
= Verve VE2 2519   Ella Fitzgerald - The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
* Verve MGV 4023, MGVS 6010   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 2

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified small group
Los Angeles, CA, August 31, 1956
20247-4Blue RoomVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
20248-3Dancing On The CeilingVerve MGV 4022, MGV 4002-2
20249-6Where Or When-
20250-1Isn't It RomanticVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2
20251-2You Took Advantage Of MeVerve MGV 4022, MGV 4002-2
* Verve MGV 4023, MGVS 6010   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 4002-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
= Verve VE2 2519   Ella Fitzgerald - The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
* Verve MGV 4022, MGVS 6009   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 1

Johnny Hodges And The Ellington All Stars

Clark Terry (trumpet) Ray Nance (trumpet, violin, vocals) Quentin Jackson (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
NYC, September 1, 1956
2972-6A-Oodie-OobieVerve MGV 8203
2973-3Meet Mr. Rabbit-
2974-4Duke's In Bed-
2975-4Just Squeeze Me-
2976-3Ballad For Very Tired And Very Sad Lotus Eaters-
2977-3Confab With RabVerve MGV 8203, MGV 8230
2978-2It Had To Be YouVerve MGV 8203
2979-1Black And Tan Fantasy-
2980-5Take The "A" Train-
* Verve MGV 8203   Johnny Hodges - Duke's In Bed
= ARS G 421   Johnny Hodges And The Ellington All-Stars
* Verve MGV 8230   Various Artists - The Anatomy Of Improvisation

Ella Fitzgerald

Ben Webster (tenor sax) Stuff Smith (violin) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, September 4, 1956
20252-4I Let A Song Go Out Of My HeartVerve MGV 4009-2, VE2 2540
20253-1Rocks In My BedVerve MGV 4008-2, VE2 2540
20254-3Cottontail-
20255-1Just Squeeze Me-
20256-4Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me-
20257-2Solitude-
20258-6Sophisticated Lady-
20259-2Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'-
20260-1It Don't Mean A Thing-
20261-4Prelude To A KissVerve MGV 4009-2, VE2 2540
20262-1Don't Get Around Much Anymore-
20263-3Satin DollVerve MGV 4008-2, VE2 2540
20264-2Azure-
20265-5In A Sentimental MoodVerve MGV 4009-2, VE2 2540
20266-6Ev'rything I've Got Belongs To YouVerve MGV 4023, MGV 4002-2, VE2 2540
* Verve MGV 4009-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book, Vol. 2
= Verve MGV 4010-4   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book
* Verve VE2 2540   Ella Fitzgerald - The Duke Ellington Song Book, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 4008-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book, Vol. 1
= Verve MGV 4010-4   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book
* Verve MGV 4023, MGVS 6010   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 4002-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
= Verve VE2 2519   Ella Fitzgerald - The Rodgers And Hart Song Book

Harry Edison Sextet

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 4, 1956
2981-3Opus Seven-ElevenClef MGC 717
2982-2Walkin' With Sweets-
2982-3-unissued
2983-1Our Love Is Here To StayClef MGC 717
2984-2How Deep Is The Ocean-
2985-1Hollerin' At The Watkins-
2986-3Used To Be Basie-
2987-1Studio Call-
2988-1Willow Weep For Me-
2989-3K.M. Blues-
* Clef MGC 717; Verve MGV 8097   Harry Edison - Sweets

The Bill Thompson Singers

The Bill Thompson Singers (vocal group)
Los Angeles, CA, September 5, 1956
20417-11CaravanVerve V 10027, MGV 2062
20418-6Peridia-
20419-6Heat WaveVerve V 10088, MGV 2062
20420-3Rain On The Roof-
* Verve MGV 2062   The Bill Thompson Singers - The Thompson Touch
* Verve V 10027   The Bill Thompson Singers - Caravan / Peridia
* Verve V 10088   The Bill Thompson Singers - Heat Wave / Rain On The Roof

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 Foster (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals)
live in Goteborg, Sweden, September 7, 1956
63VK260Jumpin' At The WoodsideClef MGC 749; Verve VK 123, V/V6 8407, V/V6 8596
63VK259Shiny StockingsClef MGC 749; Verve VK 123, V6 8783
How High The MoonClef MGC 749
Nails-
Flute Juice-
Blee Blop BluesClef MGC 749; Verve V/V6 8407
Alright, Okay, You WinClef MGC 749
Roll 'Em Pete-
The Comeback-
Blues Backstage-
Corner Pocket-
One O'Clock Jump-
* Clef MGC 749   Count Basie - Basie In Europe (not released)
= Verve MGV 8199   Count Basie - Basie In London
* Verve V/V6 8407   The Essential Count Basie
* Verve V/V6 8596   The Best Of Count Basie - Verve's Choice
* Verve V6 8783   Count Basie - Basie
* Verve VK 123   Count Basie - Shiny Stockings / Jumpin' At The Woodside

Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet

Ben Webster (tenor sax) Art Tatum (piano) Red Callender (bass) Bill Douglas (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 11, 1956
2990-1All The Things You AreVerve MGV 8220; Pablo PACD-2405-440-2
2991-1My One And Only LoveVerve MGV 8220
2992-1My IdealVerve MGV 8220, V/V6 8433; Pablo PACD-2405-440-2
2993-?Gone With The Wind (alternate take 1)Pablo PACD-2405-431-2
2993-2Gone With The Wind-
2993-3-Verve MGV 8220
2994-?Have You Met Miss Jones (alternate take)Pablo PACD-2405-431-2
2994-3Have You Met Miss JonesVerve MGV 8220
2995-2Night And Day-
2996-2Where Or When-
* Verve MGV 8220   The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet
= Pablo 2310-737   Art Tatum-Ben Webster
= Pablo PACD-2405-431-2   Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 8
* Verve V/V6 8433   The Essential Art Tatum
* Pablo PACD-2405-440-2   Art Tatum - The Best Of The Group Masterpiece Sessions

Blossom Dearie Trio

Blossom Dearie (piano, vocals) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, September 11, 1956
20267-5Comment Allez-VousVerve MGV 2037
20268-3Tout Doucement-
20269-3It Might As Well Be Spring-
20270-5Johnny One NoteClef unissued
* Verve MGV 2037   Blossom Dearie

Blossom Dearie Quartet

Blossom Dearie (piano, vocals) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, September 12, 1956
20271-1'Deed I DoVerve MGV 2037
20272-4Lover Man-
20273-3Everything I've Got Is Yours-
20274-7They Say It's Spring-
20275-1More Than You Know-
20276-3Thou Swell-
same session
20277-1You For MeVerve V 10109, MGV 2037
20278-3Tout DoucementVerve MGV 2037
20279-1I Hear Music-
20280-4Wait Till You See Him-
20281-3I Won't Dance-
20282-1This Is A Fine Spring Morning-
* Verve MGV 2037   Blossom Dearie
* Verve V 10109   Blossom Dearie - You For Me / The Middle Of Love

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 13, 1956
4000-4When I Fall In LoveVerve MGV 8218, 314 521 669-2
4001-1My Heart Stood StillVerve MGV 8218, VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
4002-1BBlues In The Closet-
4003-4Swingin' Till The Girls Come HomeVerve MGV 8218, 314 521 669-2
4004-4I Know That You KnowVerve MGV 8218, VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
4005-1Elegie (aka Elogie)Verve MGV 8218, 314 521 669-2
4006-2Woody'n YouVerve MGV 8218, VE2 2526, VSP 34, 314 521 669-2
4007-2I Should CareVerve MGV 8218, VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
4008-1Now's The Time-
4009-1I Didn't Know What Time It WasVerve MGV 8218, VE2 2526, VSP 37, 314 521 669-2
4010-1Be-BopVerve MGV 8218, VSP 34, 314 521 669-2
4011-152nd Street ThemeVerve MGV 8218, VSP 37, 314 521 669-2
* Verve MGV 8218   Bud Powell - Blues In The Closet
* Verve VE2 2526   The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2
* Verve VSP 34   The Jazz Legacy Of Bud Powell
* Verve VSP 37   This Was Bud Powell
* Verve 314 521 669-2   The Complete Bud Powell On Verve

Sonny Stitt Quartet

Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor sax) Jimmy Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, September 14, 1956
4012-4Norman's BluesVerve MGV 8219
4013-5I Know That You Know-
4014-2If I Had You-
4015-2Alone Together-
4016-212th Street Rag-
4017-2Down Home Blues-
4018-1Sonny's Tune-
4019-1Stars Fell On Alabama-
4020-1Body And Soul-
4021-1Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea-
* Verve MGV 8219   Sonny Stitt - New York Jazz

The Ink Spots

The Ink Spots (vocal quartet) and others
Los Angeles, CA, September 24, 1956
20401-8Until The Real Thing Comes AlongVerve MGV 2039
20402-1Don't Tell A Lie About Me, Dear-
20403-3Every Night About This Time-
20404-11We Three-
* Verve MGV 2039   Charlie Fuqua's Ink Spots

Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra

Conrad Gozzo, Carlton McBeath, Ralph Mullens, Dave Wells (trumpet) Bob Burgess, Dick Nash (trombone) Willie Smith (alto sax) Bill Holman (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes, Ernie Small (baritone sax) Norman Pockrandt (piano) Bob Bain (guitar) Red Wooten (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) unidentified strings, Russ Garcia (director)
Los Angeles, CA, September 24, 1956
20405-4The Moon Was YellowVerve MGV 2040
20406-11MynaVerve V 10036, MGV 2040
20407-6You'd Be So Nice To Come Home ToVerve MGV 2040
20408-10Phylisse-
* Verve MGV 2040   Charlie Barnet - Lonely Street
* Verve V 10036   Charlie Barnet - Myna / Lonely Street

The Ink Spots

The Ink Spots (vocal quartet) and others
Los Angeles, CA, September 25, 1956
20409-1Address UnknownVerve MGV 2039
20410-1My Greatest Mistake-
20411-8You're Breaking My Heart All Over Again-
20412-3Puttin' And Takin'-
20413-9To Each His Own-
20414-3Maybe-
20415-11If I Didn't Care-
20416-1Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall-
* Verve MGV 2039   Charlie Fuqua's Ink Spots

Teddy Wilson Trio

Teddy Wilson (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, September, 1956
3100-2I Want To Be HappyVerve MGV 8272
3101-1Ain't Misbehavin'-
3102-2Honeysuckle Rose-
3103-2Fine And Dandy-
3104-3Sweet Lorraine-
3105-2I've Found A New Baby-
3106-1It's The Talk Of The Town-
3107-1Laura-
3108-1Undecided-
3109-3Time On My Hands-
3110-2Who Cares-
3111-1Our Love Is Here To Stay-
same session
3112-3When You're SmilingVerve MGV 8299
3113-1Imagination-
3114-1The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise-
3115-6I've Got The World On A String-
3116-3Whispering-
3117-1Poor Butterfly-
3118-1Rosetta-
3119-1Basin Street Blues-
3120-1How Deep Is The Ocean-
3121-1Just One Of Those Things-
3122-2Have You Met Miss Jones-
3123-1It Don't Mean A Thing-
* Verve MGV 8272   Teddy Wilson - The Impeccable Mr. Wilson
* Verve MGV 8299   Teddy Wilson - These Tunes Remind Me Of You

Stephane Grappelli With Strings

Stephane Grappelli (violin) unidentified strings, Jo Boyer (arranger, director)
Paris, France, October 2, 1956
32798Pennies From HeavenBarclay (F) 82083, 820.007; Verve MGV 20001
32799Once In A While-
32900The Very Thought Of You-
32901Yesterdays-
* Barclay (F) 820.007   Stephane Grappelli - Musique Pour Arreter Le Temps
* Verve MGV 20001   Stephane Grappelli - Musique Pour Arreter Le Temps
* Barclay (F) 82083   Stephane Grappelli - Musique Pour Arreter Le Temps

Stephane Grappelli With Strings

Stephane Grappelli (violin) unidentified strings, Jo Boyer (arranger, director): same personnel
Paris, France, October 13, 1956
32822Please Be KindBarclay (F) 82083, 820.007; Verve MGV 20001
32823Moonlight In Vermont-
32824I've Got You Under My SkinBarclay (F) 82083; Verve MGV 20001
32825Darling, Je Vous Aime BeaucoupBarclay (F) 82083, 820.007; Verve MGV 20001
32826Lazy Bones-
* Barclay (F) 820.007   Stephane Grappelli - Musique Pour Arreter Le Temps
* Verve MGV 20001   Stephane Grappelli - Musique Pour Arreter Le Temps
* Barclay (F) 82083   Stephane Grappelli - Musique Pour Arreter Le Temps

The Fabulous McCleverty's

The Fabulous McCleverty's (vocal group) and others
NYC, October 15, 1956
20442-6Don't Blame It On ElvisVerve V 10029, MGV 2034
20443-7Whoole WholaVerve MGV 2034
20444-2Coldest Woman-
20445-6Man Smart (The Woman Is Smarter)-
20446-1Redhead-
20447-1Rock Gombary-
* Verve MGV 2034   The Fabulous McCleverty's - Calypso
* Verve V 10029   The Fabulous McCleverty's - Don't Blame It On Elvis / Tickle, Tickle

Illinois Jacquet Sextet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Jimmy Jones (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 1956
4022-4AchtungClef MGC 750
4023-4Harlem Nocturne-
4024-3Las Vegas Blues-
4025-3Can't We Be Friends-
4026-8Have You Met Miss Jones-
4027-4Lullaby Of The Leaves-
* Clef MGC 750; Verve MGV 8023   Illinois Jacquet - Swing's The Thing

Tour De Force

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 1956
4028-2Ballad MedleyVerve MGV 8212
* Verve MGV 8212   Various Artists - Tour De Force

Dizzy Gillespie Septet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Stan Getz (tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 1956
4029-2BebopVerve MGV 8198, VE2 2521
4030-2We (My Honey And Me)-
4031-?Dark Eyes (alternate take)Verve (J) J28J-25115
4031-3Dark EyesVerve MGV 8198, VE2 2521
4032-3Lover Come Back To Me-
* Verve MGV 8198   Various Artists - For Musicians Only
* Verve VE2 2521   Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz - Diz And Getz
* Verve (J) J28J-25115   Various Artists - For Musicians Only

Howard Roberts Quintet With Strings

Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone) Marty Paich (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) unidentified woodwinds and strings
Los Angeles, CA, October 22, 1956
4033-5An Orchid For Miss SterlingNorgran MGN 1106; Verve V/V6 8662
4034-3Ah MooreNorgran MGN 1106
4035-16Indian Summer-
4036-3Serenata BurlescaNorgran MGN 1106; Verve V/V6 8662
* Norgran MGN 1106   Howard Roberts - Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar (not released)
= Verve MGV 8192   Howard Roberts - Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar
* Verve V/V6 8662   Howard Roberts - Velvet Groove

Stuff Smith Trio

Stuff Smith (violin) Dudley Brooks (piano) Jess Simpkins (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, October 25, 1956
4037-3HillcrestVerve MGV 2041
4038-1Blues That I Know-
4039-1Skip It-
4040-1Uh-Ruh-
* Verve MGV 2041   Stuff Smith Trio (not released)

The Fabulous McCleverty's

The Fabulous McCleverty's (vocal group) and others
NYC, November 8, 1956
20448I Want To Settle DownVerve MGV 2034
20449Chicken Gumbo-
20450-1Tickle, TickleVerve V 10029, MGV 2034
20451Landlady Wants RentVerve MGV 2034
20452Money Honey-
20454Parakeets-
* Verve MGV 2034   The Fabulous McCleverty's - Calypso
* Verve V 10029   The Fabulous McCleverty's - Don't Blame It On Elvis / Tickle, Tickle

Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra

Gene Duermeyer, Maynard Ferguson, Carlton McBeath, Ollie Mitchell, Ralph Mullens (trumpet) Dave Wells (bass trumpet) Roy Anderson, Bob Burgess, Dick Nash (trombone) Charlie Barnet (soprano, alto sax) Dick Paladino, Willie Smith (alto sax) Bill Holman, Bill Trujillo (tenor sax) Bob Dawes (baritone sax) Norman Pockrandt (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Wooten (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 8, 1956
20460-5Blue RoseVerve MGV 2040
20461-4Lemon Twist-
20462-2Lumby-
20463-2Hear Me Talking To You-
* Verve MGV 2040   Charlie Barnet - Lonely Street

Howard Roberts Nonet

Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone, trombone) Bob Cooper, Don Davidson, Herb Geller, Harry Klee (reeds) Marty Paich (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Jules Bertaux (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) unidentified strings
Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 1956
20582-13The InnocentsNorgran MGN 1106; Verve V/V6 8662
20583-21My Shining Hour-
* Norgran MGN 1106   Howard Roberts - Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar (not released)
= Verve MGV 8192   Howard Roberts - Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar
* Verve V/V6 8662   Howard Roberts - Velvet Groove

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Carl Drinkard (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Carson Smith (bass) Chico Hamilton (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Gilbert Millstein (narrator)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, November 10, 1956
Lady Sings The BluesVerve V/V6 8410, 2V6S 8816
It Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do-
God Bless The Childunissued
Trav'lin' LightVerve V/V6 8410
Miss Brown To Youunissued
I Love My ManVerve V/V6 8410
Too Marvelous For Wordsunissued
Body And SoulVerve V/V6 8410
Don't ExplainVerve V/V6 8410, 2V6S 8816
Them There Eyesunissued
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet) Al Cohn (tenor sax) Carl Drinkard (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Carson Smith (bass) Chico Hamilton (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
YesterdaysVerve V/V6 8410
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone-
I'll Be Seeing You-
My ManVerve V/V6 8410, 2V6S 8816
I Cried For YouVerve V/V6 8410
Fine And MellowVerve V/V6 8410, 2V6S 8816
I Cover The WaterfrontVerve V/V6 8410
What A Little Moonlight Can Do-
Lover Manunissued
I Only Have Eyes For You-
Strange Fruit-
Easy Living-
Porgy-
* Verve V/V6 8410   The Essential Billie Holiday
* Verve 2V6S 8816   The History Of Billie Holiday

Stuff Smith Trio

Stuff Smith (violin) Jimmy Jones (piano) Red Callender (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 19, 1956
4041-3My ThoughtsVerve MGV 2041
4042-2Live And You'll Learn-
4043-1Nights Fall Again-
4044-1Minuette In Swing-
4045-3Midway-
4046-1I Lost My Heart By The River-
4047-1Won't You Take A Lesson In Love-
4048-1What I Say-
* Verve MGV 2041   Stuff Smith Trio (not released)

Ray Brown Big Band

Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Ray Linn (trumpet) Herbie Harper (trombone) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor, baritone sax) Jack Dulong, Herb Geller (alto sax) Bill Holman (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Marty Paich (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 1956
4049-6Little ToeNorgran MGN 1105
4050-7All Of You-
4051-6Everything I Have Is Yours-
4052-3Alone Together-
4053unknown titleVerve unissued
* Norgran MGN 1105   Ray Brown - Bass Hit! (not released)
= Verve MGV 8022   Ray Brown - Bass Hit!

Ray Brown Big Band

Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (trumpet) Herbie Harper (trombone) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor, baritone sax) Jack Dulong, Herb Geller (alto sax) Bill Holman (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Marty Paich (arranger, conductor): Conrad Gozzo (trumpet) Mel Lewis (drums) replaces Candoli, Stoller
Los Angeles, CA, November 23, 1956
4054-20Will You Still Be MineNorgran MGN 1105
4055-6My Foolish Heart-
4056-4Blues For Sylvia-
4057-8Blues For Lorraine-
* Norgran MGN 1105   Ray Brown - Bass Hit! (not released)
= Verve MGV 8022   Ray Brown - Bass Hit!

Ray Brown Solo

Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 23, 1956
4058-7Solo For Unaccompanied BassNorgran MGN 1105
* Norgran MGN 1105   Ray Brown - Bass Hit! (not released)
= Verve MGV 8022   Ray Brown - Bass Hit!

Stan Getz Quartet

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Lou Levy (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 24, 1956
4059-1Blues For Mary JaneVerve MGV 8294
4060-3There'll Never Be Another You-
4061-2You're Blase-
4062-1Too Close For Comfort-
4063-2Like Someone In Love-
4064-5How About You-
* Verve MGV 8294   Stan Getz - The Steamer

Kid Ory Band

Alvin Alcorn (trumpet) Kid Ory (trombone, vocals) Phil Gomez (clarinet) Cedric Haywood (piano) Julian Davidson (guitar) Wellman Braud (bass) Kansas Fields (drums)
"Theatre Des Champs-Elysees", Paris, France, December 5, 1956
Tiger RagVerve MGV 8254
Memphis Blues-
Dippermouth Blues-
Four Or Five Times-
South-
Washington And Lee Swing-
Down In Jungle Town-
Basin Street Blues-
* Verve MGV 8254   Kid Ory In Europe

Stephane Grappelli With Strings

Stephane Grappelli (violin) unidentified strings, Jo Boyer (arranger, director)
Paris, France, December 7, 1956
33557NuagesBarclay (F) 82083, 820.007; Verve MGV 20001
33558Day After Day-
33559The Way You Look Tonight-
33560Moonglow-
33561Ah! Que Revienne-
* Barclay (F) 820.007   Stephane Grappelli - Musique Pour Arreter Le Temps
* Verve MGV 20001   Stephane Grappelli - Musique Pour Arreter Le Temps
* Barclay (F) 82083   Stephane Grappelli - Musique Pour Arreter Le Temps

Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra

Dave Wells (bass trumpet) Charlie Barnet (alto sax) Norman Pockrandt (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Wooten (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) unidentified strings, Russ Garcia (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, December 15, 1956
20464-10I Gotta Right To Sing The BluesVerve MGV 2040
20465-6Serenade In Blue-
20466-2Lonely StreetVerve V 10036, MGV 2040
20467-7Isn't This A Lovely DayVerve MGV 2040
* Verve MGV 2040   Charlie Barnet - Lonely Street
* Verve V 10036   Charlie Barnet - Myna / Lonely Street

Anita O'Day

Harry Edison (trumpet) Larry Bunker (vibes) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, December 18, 1956
20468-7Don't Be The WayVerve MGV 2043
20469-8Let's Face The Music And Dance-
20470-6I Used To Be Color Blind-
20471-5Pick Yourself Up-
* Verve MGV 2043   Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day

Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Conte Candoli (trumpet -1/6) Frank Rosolino (trombone -1) Bud Shank (alto sax -1,2,4/6) Stan Getz (tenor sax -1,2,4/6) Jimmy Giuffre (tenor sax -1/6) Paul Smith (piano -1,2,4/6) Andre Previn (piano -3,7) Al Hendrickson (guitar -2,4,6,7) Joe Mondragon (bass) Stan Levey (drums -1/6) Alvin Stoller (drums -7) Buddy Bregman (arranger, director -1,2,4/6)
Los Angeles, CA, December 18, 1956
1. 20472-6Kicks SwingsVerve MGV 2042
2. 20473-8Honey Chile-
3. 20474-2Mulliganville-
4. 20475-3Melody Lane-
5. 20476-5Melody Room-
6. 20477-2Melodyville-
7. 20478-1Go Kicks-
* Verve MGV 2042, MGVS 6013   Buddy Bregman - Swinging Kicks

Anita O'Day With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt, Frank Rosolino, Lloyd Ulyate (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Herb Geller, Bud Shank (alto sax) Georgie Auld, Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Jimmy Giuffre (baritone sax) Paul Smith (piano) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified strings, Buddy Bregman (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, December 19, 1956
20479-9There's A Lull In My LifeVerve MGV 2043
20480-3Man With A Horn-
20481-6Ivyunissued
20482-4Stars Fell On AlabamaVerve MGV 2043
* Verve MGV 2043   Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day

Anita O'Day With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt, Frank Rosolino, Lloyd Ulyate (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Herb Geller, Bud Shank (alto sax) Georgie Auld, Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Jimmy Giuffre (baritone sax) Paul Smith (piano) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified strings, Buddy Bregman (arranger, director): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 20, 1956
20483-8Let's BeginVerve MGV 2043
20484-4 | 62VK215Sweet Georgia BrownVerve MGV 2043, V/V6 8505, VK 107
20485-2I Never Had A ChanceVerve MGV 2043
20486-9Stompin' At The Savoy-
20487-5I Won't Dance-
* Verve MGV 2043   Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day
* Verve V/V6 8505   Various Artists - The Essential Jazz Vocals
* Verve VK 107   Anita O'Day - Boogie Blues / Sweet Georgia Brown

Buddy Bregman's Orchestra

Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt, Frank Rosolino, Lloyd Ulyate (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Herb Geller, Bud Shank (alto sax) Georgie Auld, Bob Cooper, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Giuffre (baritone sax) Andre Previn (piano) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Buddy Bregman (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, December 20, 1956
20488-5Derek's BluesVerve V 10107, MGV 2042
20489-2Terror RideVerve MGV 2042
20490-4The Flight-
20491-4Lost Keys-
20492-3Bada Blues-
20493-1Gage Flips-
20494-2End Of The Party-
20495-3Wild PartyVerve V 10107, MGV 2042
20496-1Tom's IdeaVerve MGV 2042
Ben Webster (tenor sax) Andre Previn (piano)
20497-4Kicks Is In Love-
* Verve MGV 2042, MGVS 6013   Buddy Bregman - Swinging Kicks
* Verve V 10107   Buddy Bregman - Derek's Blues / Wild Party

Lizzie Miles With Bob Scobey's Band

Bob Scobey (trumpet) Jack Buck (trombone) Bill Napier (clarinet) Ralph Sutton (piano) Clancy Hayes (banjo, guitar) Bob Short (bass, tuba) Fred Higuera (drums) Lizzie Miles (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, 1956
On Revival DayVerve MGV 1009
Make Me A Pallet On The Floor-
Jimtown Blues-
Wild Man Blues-
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home-
Deep Henderson-
Ain't Misbehavin'-
Squeeze Me-
Frog-I-More Rag-
When You're Smilin'-
Down And Out Blues-
Tiger Rag-
* Verve MGV 1009   Bob Scobey, Lizzie Miles - Music From Bourbon Street

Tal Farlow Trio

Eddie Costa (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Vinnie Burke (bass)
NYC, 1956
2823-6ChucklesNorgran MGN 1102
2824-1You Don't Know What Love Is-
2825-3How About You-
2826-2Broadway-
2827-2Anything Goes-
2828-2Isn't It Romantic-
2829-2Yesterdays-
2830-4There Is No Greater Love-
* Norgran MGN 1102; Verve MGV 8021   Tal Farlow - Tal

Dalida

Dalida (vocals) unidentified studio band
Paris, France, 1956
32239MadonaVerve MGV 20003
32240Flamenco Bleu-
32241Guitare Flamenco-
32243Mon Coeur Va-
32902La Violetera-
32904Le Torrent-
32905Gitane-
32906Faado-
* Verve MGV 20003   Elle S'appelle Dalida

Spike Jones And His City Slickers

Spike Jones (drums) and others
1956
20421Jingle Bells Medley: Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / The Christmas Song / Jingle BellsVerve MGV 2021
20422All I Want For Xmas Is My Two Front Teeth-
20423The Night Before Christmas-
20424Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer-
20425Silent Night-
20426Sleigh Ride-
20427My Birthday Comes On ChristmasVerve 2026, MGV 2021
20428Snow Medley: The First Snow Fall / Let It SnowVerve MGV 2021
20429Nuthin' For Christmas-
20430Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly / Away In A Manger / It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / The First Noel-
20431Winter Wonderland / Silver Bells / White Christmas-
20432(I'm The) Angel In The Christmas Play-
20433Christmas Cradle Song-
20434Frosty The Snowman-
20435Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / O Little Town Of Bethlehem / Joy To The World / O Come All Ye Faithful-
20436Xmas Alphabet / Merry Xmas Polka / Xmas In America-
20437Wouldn't It Be Fun To Be Santa Claus' SonVerve 2026, MGV 2021
20438Christmas IslandVerve MGV 2021
20439It's Christmas Time / Sleep Well Little Children-
20440Here Comes Santa Claus-
20441What Are You Doing New Year's Eve-
* Verve MGV 2021   Spike Jones - Let's Sing A Song Of Christmas
= Verve V/V6 8564   Spike Jones - 35 Reasons Why Christmas Can Be Fun
* Verve 2026, V 10026   Spike Jones - My Birthday Comes On Christmas / Wouldn't It Be Fun To Be Santa Claus' Son

Ella Fitzgerald With Nelson Riddle's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Nelson Riddle (arranger, conductor)
1956?
Beale Street BluesVerve V 10128
* Verve V 10128   Ella Fitzgerald - Beale Street Blues / St. Louis Blues