Norgran Records Catalog: 1000 series

Norgran 1000 series (12 inch LP)

MGN 1000   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Williams (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1953
1241-4Love And The Weather
1243-4Spring Is Here
1245-2Crazy Rhythm
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1953
1265-3Willow Weep For Me
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 1953
1278-2The Nearness Of You
1279-2Pot Luck

MGN 1001   The Consummate Artistry Of Ben Webster

Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, April 21, 1953
1227-9Cottontail
1228-4Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
1229-3Bounce Blues
Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1953
1362-5That's All
1363-2Pennies From Heaven
1364-3Tenderly
1365-5Jive At Six
1366-3Don't Get Around Much Anymore
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1089 entitled "King Of The Tenors". Verve MGV 8020 entitled "King Of Tenors".

MGN 1002   Kenny Drew - Progressive Piano

Kenny Drew (piano) Gene Wright (bass -1/3,5,6) Charles "Specs" Wright (drums -1/3,5,6)
NYC, 1953
1. 1269-3Bluesville
2. 1270-1Angie
3. 1271-3I'll Remember April
4. 1272-1I Can Make You Love Me
5. 1273-1My Beautiful Lady
6. 1274-1Many Miles Away
Kenny Drew (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1954
1924-1Four Or Five
1925-1Polka Dots And Moonbeams
1926-1Low Flame
1927-252nd Street Theme
1928-1Chartreuse
1929-1Kenny's Blues
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1066 entitled "The Modernity Of Kenny Drew". Verve MGV 8156 entitled "Kenny Drew And His Progressive Piano".

MGN 1003   Dizzy Gillespie - Afro

Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Leon Comegys, J.J. Johnson, George Mathews (trombone) George Dorsey, Hilton Jefferson (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley, Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney, Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Candido, Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Chico O'Farrill (arranger)
NYC, May 24, 1954
1711-4Manteca Theme
1712-4Contraste
1713-4Jungle
1714-4Rhumba Finale
1715-26/8
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Gilbert Valdez (flute) Rene Hernandez (piano) Robert Rodriguez (bass) Candido, Jose Mangual, Ralph Miranda, Ubaldo Nieto (percussion)
NYC, June 3, 1954
1738-10A Night In Tunisia
1739-3Caravan
1740-3Con Alma
** also issued on Verve MGV 8191.

MGN 1004   Johnny Hodges - Memories Of Ellington

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, February 28, 1951
511-1Good Queen Bess
513-3Solitude
same personnel
NYC, March 3, 1951
516-5Sophisticated Lady
Joe Marshall (drums) replaces Greer
NYC, January 17, 1952
661-2Day Dream
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett or Teddy Brannon (piano) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1952
800-1I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Ben Webster, Rudy Williams (tenor saxophone) Ted Brannon (piano) Barney Richmond (bass) Al Walker (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1952
953-3Come Sunday
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, April 9, 1954
1545-4In A Mellow Tone
1546-2I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
1547-4Don't Get Around Much Anymore
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1092; Verve MGV 8180 entitled "In A Mellow Tone".

MGN 1005   Lester Young - The President

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Joe Shulman (bass) Bill Clark (drums)
NYC, July, 1950
431-2Count Every Star
432-1It All Depends On You
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, January 16, 1951
484-2September In The Rain
487-2Pete's Cafe
same personnel
NYC, March 8, 1951
533-1 | 62VK439Lester Swings
534-1Slow Motion Blues
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, August 4, 1952
887-1These Foolish Things
889-1Stardust
893-4I Can't Give You Anything But Love
895-2I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1093; Verve MGV 8181 entitled "Lester Swings Again".

MGN 1006   Buddy DeFranco - The Progressive Mr. DeFranco

Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Jack Lee, Joe Triscari (trumpet) Hoyt Bohannon, Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Gus Bivona, Willie Schwartz (alto saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre, Don Raffell (tenor saxophone) Marty Berman (baritone saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Wesley Landers (drums) Russ Garcia, Nelson Riddle (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, September 28 & 29, 1953
1319-6Gold Nugget Sam
1320-5Love Is For The Very Young
1321-4From Here To Eternity
1322-4Punkin'
1323-6Pyramid
1324-1Cornball
Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
NYC, April 7, 1954
1536-3Cable Car
1537-4I Wish I Knew
1542-2Monogram
1544-1Blues In The Closet
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1094; Verve MGV 8182 entitled "Odalisque".

MGN 1007   Louis Bellson - Journey Into Love

Juan Tizol (valve trombone) George Poole (flute) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Ernie Hughes (piano) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings, Buddy Baker (arranger, conductor) and others
Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 1954
1908-4Lonesome
1909-4Mirror On The Walter
1910-2Out Of This World
1911-3Javille
1912-2Be My Pretty Flower
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954
1913-3Love Me Forever
1914-5Dancing On A Moonbeam
1915-7Can't This Be True
1916-4Don't Be Afraid To Love Me
1917-5Unforgettable
** also issued on Verve MGV 2006 entitled "Buddy Baker - Two In Love".

MGN 1008   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet #2

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Williams (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1953
1263-1Minor Blues
1264-2Fascinatin' Rhythm
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 1953
1276-1I Don't Know What Time It Was
1277-1Tangerine

MGN 1009   More Of Johnny Hodges

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, February 28, 1951
514-1The Jeep Is Jumping
Harold "Shorty" Baker (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Call Cobbs (piano) John Williams (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, July 2, 1954
1861-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Harold "Shorty" Baker (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone -1) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone -2/5) Call Cobbs (piano -1,2,4,5) Richard Powell (piano -3) John Williams (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, August 5, 1954
1. 1863-1Madame Butterfly
2. 1864-3Warm Valley
3. 1866-1Ballad Medley
4. -All Of Me
5. 1867-2Skokiaan

MGN 1010   George Wallington With Strings

Joseph Livoisi (violin) David Uchitel (viola) William Eder (cello) George Wallington (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Sonny Lawrence or George Brackman (arranger)
NYC, October 22, 1954
1997-3My Funny Valentine
1998-1Alone Together
1999-4Autumn In New York
2000-3Thou Swell
2001-3Invitation
2002-3Moonlight In Vermont
2003Variations
2004Racing
2005-4Marcel The Furrier
2006-1Ever Loving Blues
2007Hold Me Close
2008Morning Dew

MGN 1011   Louis Bellson And His Drums

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Don Abney (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, June 21, 1954
1772-3Charlie's Blues
1773-3I'll Remember April
1774-1Buffalo Joe
1775-1Stompin' At The Savoy
1776-1Love For Sale
1777-1The Man I Love
1778-1Basically Speaking, Duvivier That Is
1779-1Concerto For Drums
** originally intended as Norgran MGN 1095.
** also issued on Verve MGV 8016 entitled "Concerto For Drums By Louis Bellson".

MGN 1012   Buddy DeFranco And His Clarinet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
1868-2Mine
1869-2You Go To My Head
1870-3Gerry's Tune
1871-4Now's The Time
1872-1Autumn Leaves
1873-1Titoro (long version)
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1096; Verve MGV 8183 entitled "Autumn Leaves".

MGN 1013   Another Evening With Charlie Ventura And Mary Ann McCall

Charlie Ventura (tenor,baritone,bass saxophone) Ralph Burns (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Louis "Chick" Kenny (drums) Betty Bennett, The Blentones (vocals)
NYC, August 6, 1951
591-4Lover
592-6Yesterdays
Charlie Ventura (alto,tenor,baritone saxophone) Gene Kutch (piano) Ace Tesone (bass) Chick Kenny (drums)
NYC, December 22, 1952
1104-9Jersey Bounce
1105-3Deep Purple
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Lenny Hambro (alto,baritone saxophone) Charlie Ventura (tenor,baritone saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone, flute) Dave McKenna (piano) Perry Lopez (guitar) Bob Carter (bass) Sonny Igoe (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals)
NYC, August 16, 1954
1880-2Swingin' On A Star
1881-1Charlie's Venture
1882-2The Breeze And I
1883-5Soft Touch
1884-3We'll Be Together Again
1885-3There'll Be Some Changes Made
1886-4It Don't Mean A Thing

MGN 1014   The Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Autumn In New York

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

MGN 1015   Benny Carter Plays Pretty

Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Don Abney (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 1954
1780-2Moonglow
1781-2My One And Only Love
1782-3Love Is Here To Stay
1784-3Tenderly
1785-2Unforgettable
1786-5Ruby
1787-3Moon Song
Bill Harris (trombone) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 14, 1954
1955-1Laura
** also issued on Verve MGV 2025 entitled "Moonglow".

MGN 1016   Buddy DeFranco/Oscar Peterson - The George Gershwin Song Book

Harry Betts, Nick DiMaio, Murray McEachern, Dick Noel, Tommy Pederson (trombone) Dick DeRisi (French horn) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Marty Berman, Jack Dumont, Herman Glunker, Jules Jacobs (woodwinds) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Bobby White (drums) unidentified strings, Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1954
2097-3It Ain't Necessarily So
2098-3'S Wonderful
2099-5Someone To Watch Over Me
2100-2Bess, You Is My Woman Now
2101-5I Want To Stay Here (Porgy)
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1954
2102-4Strike Up The Band
2103-2The Man I Love
2104-4I Got Rhythm
2105-1They Can't Take That Away From Me
2106-5I Was Doing All Right
** also issued on Verve MGV 2022.

MGN 1017   Bud Powell - Jazz Original

Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass -2/4) Max Roach (drums -2/4)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 16, 1954
1. 2138-3Like Someone In Love
2. 2139-1Deep Night
3. 2140-4That Old Black Magic
4. 2141-1'Round Midnight
Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 11, 1955
2154-2Thou Swell
2155-2Someone To Watch Over Me
2156-1Bean And The Boys (Lover Come Back To Me)
2157-2Tenderly
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2158-1How High The Moon
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1098; Verve MGV 8185 entitled "Bud Powell '57".

MGN 1018   Ben Webster - Music For Loving

Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 30, 1954
1527-1Love's Away
1528-4You're Mine, You
1529-1My Funny Valentine
1530-5Sophisticated Lady
Tony Scott (clarinet) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Mac Ceppos, Richard Dickler, Milt Lomask, David Novales, Misha Edward Russell, Rudolph Sims (strings) Billy Strayhorn (piano, arranger) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Ralph Burns (director)
NYC, May 28, 1954
1721-6Love Is Here To Stay
1722-2It Happens To Be Me
1723-1All Too Soon
Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings, Ralph Burns (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 15, 1954
2134-5Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
2135-3Prelude To A Kiss
2137-2Come Rain Or Come Shine
** also issued on Verve MGV 2026 entitled "Sophisticated Lady".

MGN 1019   The Creative Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, February 1, 1955
2231-1Blues For The Oldest Profession
2232-1It Had To Be You
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
** also issued on Verve MGV 2029 entitled "For Quiet Lovers".

MGN 1020   The Driving Louis Bellson

Charlie Shavers (trumpet -1/4) Nate Brown (flute -5/7) Sid Brown (bass clarinet -5/7) Seldon Powell (tenor saxophone -1/4) Lou Stein (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Latin American rhythm (-5/7)
NYC, February 2, 1955
1. 2243-4Greetings
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
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1099; Verve MGV 8186 entitled "The Hawk Talks".

MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2

Charlie Ventura (tenor,baritone,bass saxophone) Ralph Burns (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Louis "Chick" Kenny (drums) Betty Bennett, The Blentones (vocals)
NYC, August 6, 1951
591-4Lover
Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Williams (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 1953
1279-2Pot Luck
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Arthur Clarke (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, September 17, 1953
1316-4Easy Going Home
Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1953
1364-3Tenderly
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December 9, 1953
1369-1It's The Talk Of The Town
Jesse Drakes (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Gildo Mahones (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 11, 1953
1399-2New D.B. Blues
Bob Johnson, Taft Jordan, Bill Scott (trumpet) Ted Kelly, George Matthews (trombone) George Dorsey, Hilton Jefferson (alto saxophone) Pizza Simon (tenor saxophone) Haywood Henry (baritone saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Billy Smith (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
NYC, February 11, 1954
1522-6I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Don Elliott (trumpet, mellophone, vibraphone, bongos) Ralph Martin (piano) Joe Puma (guitar) Bob Peterson (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, February, 1954
1517-2Loris
Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
1873-1Titoro (long version)
Harry Edison (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt (trombone) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Tom Brown (tenor saxophone) Bob Poland (baritone saxophone) Gerald Wiggins (piano) Joe Comfort (bass) Buddy Rich (drums, vocals) Jack Costanzo (bongos)
Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1954
1907-3Sportin' Life (Sweetie Pie)

MGN 1022   Lester Young - It Don't Mean A Thing

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

MGN 1023   Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy And Strings

Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Leon Comegys, J.J. Johnson, George Mathews (trombone) George Dorsey, Hilton Jefferson (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley, Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Buster Harding (arranger)
NYC, September 15, 1954
1980-3Cool Eyes
1981-1Confusion
1982-4Pile Driver
1983-2Hob Nail Special
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Jim Chambers, Fred Klein (French horn) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) George Berg, Jack Greenberg, Tom Parshley (woodwinds) Wynton Kelly (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Jimmy Crawford (drums) 9 strings, Johnny Richards (arranger, conductor)
NYC, September 16, 1954
1984-6Rose Of Picardy
1985Silhouette
1986-8Can You Recall
1987-2O Solow
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1090; Verve MGV 8178 entitled "Diz Big Band".

MGN 1024   Johnny Hodges - Dance Bash

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett or Teddy Brannon (piano) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1952
798-4For This Is My Night Of Love
Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) replaces Phillips, Lovett or Brannon
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1952
807-5This Love Of Mine
Harold Baker (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Arthur Clarke (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett, John Williams (piano) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, January 7, 1955
2149-3Rose Room
2150-4Blues For Basie
2151-1Mood Indigo
2152-2Squatty Roo
2153-1Perdido
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1091; Verve MGV 8179 entitled "Perdido".

MGN 1025   Benny Carter (not released)

Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, September 20, 1954
1988-5Little Girl Blue
1989-4June In January
1990-2Jeepers Creepers
1991-2Rosetta
1992-1Birth Of The Blues
1993-3When Your Lover Has Gone
1994-1The Moon Is Low
1995-3This Love Of Mine

MGN 1026   Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 15, 1953
1208-9Ferdinando
1209-3It Could Happen To You
1210-5Autumn In New York
1211-8Bass On Balls
1212-4 | 63VK737Left Field
1213-3Show Eyes
same personnel
NYC, April 20, 1953
1218-6But Not For Me
1221-1Buddy's Blues
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159 entitled "Mr. Clarinet".

MGN 1027   The Interpretations Of Tal Farlow

Claude Williamson (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 17, 1955
2176-2These Foolish Things
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
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1101 entitled "Fascinating Rhythm". Verve MGV 8011 entitled "The Guitar Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Fascinating Rhythm".

MGN 1028   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 saxophone) Al Cohn, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Ralph Burns (arranger)
NYC, February 4, 1955
2254-3Perpetual Motion
2255-1Spring In Naples
2256-5Music For A Stripteaser
2257-3Sprang
2258-2Pimlico
2259-2Early Awedom
2260-5Chuck-A-Luck
2261-2Texco
** also issued on Verve MGV 8121.

MGN 1029   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet #3

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Williams (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1953
1242-3It Don't Mean A Thing
1244-1The Varsity Drag
Bill Anthony (bass) replaces Kotick
Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 1954
2036-1Give Me The Simple Life
2037-1Oh, Jane Suavely
2040-1I'll Remember April
** also issued on Verve MGV 8122.

MGN 1030   A Recital By Tal Farlow

Bob Enevoldsen (trombone) Bill Perkins (tenor saxophone) Bob Gordon (baritone saxophone) Tal Farlow (guitar) Monty Budwig (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 3, 1955
2322-1On The Alamo
2323-3Will You Still Be Mine
2324-5Walkin'
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, May 4, 1955
2325-4Moonlight Becomes You
2326-1(You Came Along From) Out Of Nowhere
2327-3Lorinesque
2328-9Bye Bye Baby
** also issued on Verve MGV 8123.

MGN 1031   Sing And Swing With Buddy Rich

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 Me
2221-4Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
2222-9Sure Thing
2223-5Glad To Be Unhappy
Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Ben Webster, Frank Wess (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, May 16, 1955
2346-1Ballad Medley

MGN 1032   Various Artists - West Coast Jazz

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Lou Levy (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, August 15, 1955
2428-2East Of The Sun
2429-3Four
2430-6A Night In Tunisia
2431-1Suddenly It's Spring
2432-3Summertime
2433-4Shine
** also issued on Verve MGV 8028 entitled "Stan Getz - West Coast Jazz".

MGN 1033   Various Artists - Swing Guitars

Barney Kessel, Jim Wyble (guitar) Morty Corb (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 23, 1952
810-5Heat Wave
811-2East Of The Sun
812-8All The Things You Are
813-8Crazy Rhythm
Carl Perkins (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar) Joe Comfort (bass) George Jenkins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1955
2314-6Sonny Boy
2315-10Beautiful Moons Ago
2316-3A Foggy Day
2317-1Oscar's Blues
Claude Williamson (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 1955
2318-2Lullaby Of The Leaves
2319-1Stompin' At The Savoy
2320-4This Is Always
2321-7Tea For Two
** also issued on Verve MGV 8124.

MGN 1034   Various Artists - Tenor Saxes

Bennie Green, J.J. Johnson (trombone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Al Haig (piano) John Collins (guitar) Nelson Boyd (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, August 29, 1949
278-5Platinum Love
279-6 | 63VK638There's A Small Hotel
Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Carl Perkins (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1951
499-5Pastel
500-2All Of Me
Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, December 14, 1952
974-5Take The "A" Train
975-1I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1953
1364-3Tenderly
Jesse Drakes (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Gildo Mahones (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 11, 1953
1396-1This Can't Be Love
1401-1I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Bob Whitlock (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 1954
1495-1With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
1496-6I Hadn't Anyone Till You
Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Billy Strayhorn (piano, arranger) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Ralph Burns (director)
NYC, May 28, 1954
1725-1Almost Like Being In Love
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Lenny Hambro (alto,baritone saxophone) Charlie Ventura (tenor,baritone saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone, flute) Dave McKenna (piano) Perry Lopez (guitar) Bob Carter (bass) Sonny Igoe (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals)
NYC, August 16, 1954
1880-2Swingin' On A Star
1881-1Charlie's Venture
** also issued on Verve MGV 8125.

MGN 1035   Various Artists - Alto Saxes

Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, circa November, 1947
1516 | 234 | 1898Not So Bop Blues
1517 | 235 | 1899Tea For Two
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos Vidal (bongos)
NYC, February-March, 1949
2542 | 292-3Cardboard
Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, March, 1950
371-4Star Eyes
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, March 3, 1951
516-5Sophisticated Lady
Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, March 12, 1951
543-3Fiesta
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Joe Marshall (drums)
NYC, January 13, 1952
657-7A Pound Of Blues
Harold "Shorty" Baker (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone) Call Cobbs (piano) John Williams (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, August 5, 1954
1864-3Warm Valley
Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 12, 1954
2044-1A Foggy Day
2046-2You Took Advantage Of Me
2047-1Poinciana
2048-4Prisoner Of Love
** also issued on Verve MGV 8126.

MGN 1036   Various Artists - Piano Interpretations

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, July 1, 1950
435-6Hallelujah!
436-5Tea For Two
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1952
705-1Body And Soul
Teddy Wilson (piano) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, December 16, 1952
987-4Tea For Two
988-3Lady Be Good
Teddy Wilson (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, April 13, 1953
1202-5Everything Happens To Me
Art Tatum (piano)
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1953
1411-1Can't We Be Friends
1418-2The Man I Love
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1953
1460-1Stompin' At The Savoy
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 27, 1954
2014-1The Second Astaire Blues
omit Bellson
Los Angeles, CA, November 16, 1954
2091-3I Cover The Waterfront
Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 25, 1955
2337-1Willow Weep For Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8127.

MGN 1037   Lionel Hampton/Stan Getz - Hamp And Getz

Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone) Lou Levy (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, August 1, 1955
2368-6Cherokee
2369-1Louise
2370-1Ballad Medley
2371-1Jumpin' At The Woodside
2373-1Gladys
** also issued on Verve MGV 8128.

MGN 1038   Buddy Rich/Harry Edison - Buddy And Sweets

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 It
2480-1You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
2481-2Now's The Time
2482-3The Yellow Rose Of Brooklyn
2483-2All Sweets
2484-4Easy Does It
2485-2Barney's Bugle
** also issued on Verve MGV 8129.

MGN 1039   Ben Webster Plays Music With Feeling

Tony Scott (clarinet) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Mac Ceppos, Richard Dickler, Milt Lomask, David Novales, Misha Edward Russell, Rudolph Sims (strings) Billy Strayhorn (piano, arranger) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Ralph Burns (director)
NYC, May 28, 1954
1724-2Chelsea Bridge
Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings, Ralph Burns (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 15, 1954
2136-5Willow Weep For Me
Al Epstein equal Al Young (flute, alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Chet Amsterdam (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) unidentified strings, Ralph Burns (arranger, conductor)
NYC, September 9, 1955
2506-2There Is No Greater Love
2507-2Teach Me Tonight
2508-1What Am I Here For
2509-3Until Tonight
2510-10My Greatest Mistake
2511-2Blue Moon
2512-4Early Autumn
2513-1We'll Be Together Again
** also issued on Verve MGV 8130 entitled "Ben Webster With Strings - Music With Feeling".

MGN 1040   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 saxophone -1,2) Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone -3/5) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
NYC, March 14, 1955
1. 5000-6The Queen's Fancy
2. 5001-4Midsommer
3. 5002Sun Dance
4. 5003Django
5. 5004Little David's Fugue
** also issued on Verve MGV 8131 entitled "The Modern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music". Verve VSP 18 entitled "Modern Jazz Ensemble - Little David's Fugue".

MGN 1041   Charlie Ventura's Carnegie Hall Concert

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Charlie Ventura (tenor saxophone) Marjorie Hyams (vibraphone -4) Ralph Burns (piano -1/3) Mary Lou Williams (piano -4) Bill DeArango (guitar) Curly Russell (bass) Dave Tough (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, April 5, 1947
1.Ghost Of A Chance
2.Characteristically B.H.
3.Ralph Burns
4.Just You, Just Me
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Hank Jones (piano) Sidney Catlett (drums)
Summertime
Sid Flips His Lid
** also issued on Verve MGV 8132.

MGN 1042   Stan Getz Plays

Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Bill Crow (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
NYC, December 12, 1952
956-3Stella By Starlight
957-3Time On My Hands
958-9'Tis Autumn
959-1The Way You Look Tonight
960-3Lover Come Back To Me
961-2Body And Soul
962-6Stars Fell On Alabama
963-6You Turned The Tables On Me
same personnel
NYC, December 29, 1952
1110-7Thanks For The Memory
1111-3How Deep Is The Ocean
1112-6Hymn Of The Orient
1113-1These Foolish Things
** also issued on Verve MGV 8133.

MGN 1043   Lester Young/Harry Edison - Pres And Sweets

Harry Edison (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, November 1, 1955
2532-1Mean To Me
2533-2That's All
2534-1Red Boy Blues
2535-1Pennies From Heaven
2536She's Funny That Way
2537-1One O'Clock Jump
** also issued on Verve MGV 8134.

MGN 1044   Benny Carter - New Jazz Sounds

Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Don Abney (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 1954
1783-5This Can't Be Love
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet -4,5) Bill Harris (trombone -1,3,4) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 14, 1954
1. 1956-2That Old Black Magic
2. 1957-3Angel Eyes
3. 1958-8The Song Is You
4. 1959-1Marriage Blues
5. 1960-1Just One Of Those Things
Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 12, 1954
2049-2Frenesi
** also issued on Verve MGV 8135.

MGN 1045   Johnny Hodges - Creamy

Clark Terry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, September 8, 1955
2500-4Honey Bunny
2501-2Passion (A Flower Is A Lonesome Thing)
2502-2Pretty Little Girl
2503-1No Use Kickin'
2504-2Ballad Medley
2505-1Scufflin'
** also issued on Verve MGV 8136.

MGN 1046   Louis Bellson - Skin Deep

Harry Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (trumpet) Hoyt Bohannon, Herb Harper, Tommy Pederson (trombone) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray, Bumps Myers (tenor saxophone) Bob Lawson (baritone saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July, 1953
1250-3Caxton Hall Swing
1251-1For Europeans Only
1252-4Phalanges
1253-3Skin Deep
Don Elliott (trumpet, mellophone, vibraphone, bongos) Ralph Martin (piano) Joe Puma (guitar) Bob Peterson (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, February, 1954
1513-4Fascinatin' Rhythm
1514-1Copasetic
1515-1Percussionistically Speaking
1516-2All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
1517-2Loris
1518-2A Pearl For Louie
** also issued on Verve MGV 8137.

MGN 1047   The Tal Farlow Album

Tal Farlow, Barry Galbraith (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Joe Morello (drums)
NYC, June 2, 1954
1730-3If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You
1731-4With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
1732-3My Old Flame
1733-9Gibson Boy
1734-5You And The Night And The Music
1735-13Love Nest
1736-2Blues In The Closet
1737-9Everything I've Got
Claude Williamson (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 1955
2318-2Lullaby Of The Leaves
2319-1Stompin' At The Savoy
2320-4This Is Always
2321-7Tea For Two
** also issued on Verve MGV 8138.

MGN 1048   Johnny Hodges - Castle Rock

Nelson Williams (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, January 15, 1951
477-2You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart (Rabbit's Blues)
478-3Something To Pad Your Foot To
479-1Blue Fantasia
480-2My Reward
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lloyd Trotman (bass) replaces Williams, McKibbon
NYC, February 28, 1951
512-3 | 62VK241Jeep's Blues
514-1The Jeep Is Jumping
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano -1,3) Billy Strayhorn (piano -2) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, March 3, 1951
1. 515-3 | 62VK240Castle Rock
2. 517-3Globetrotter
3. 518-2A Gentle Breeze
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Joe Marshall (drums)
NYC, January 13, 1952
656-3Sideways
657-7A Pound Of Blues
658-3Wham!
** also issued on Verve MGV 8139.

MGN 1049   Anita O'Day Sings Jazz

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Ralph Burns (piano, arranger) Al McKibbon (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
NYC, January 22, 1952
671-2Lover Come Back To Me
672-3Lullaby Of The Leaves
673-1Rock And Roll Blues
674-2Love For Sale
Roy Kral (piano) Earl Backus (guitar) Johnny Frigo (bass) Red Lionberg (drums) Jimmy Wilson (bongos) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Chicago, IL, July, 1952
814-4No Soap, No Hope Blues
815-3Speak Low
816-5The Lady Is A Tramp
817-2Strawberry Moon
Andy Secrest (trumpet) Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified orchestra, including strings, Larry Russell (director)
Chicago, IL, December, 1952
1096-5Pagan Love Song
1097-6Ain't This A Wonderful Day
1098-2Somebody's Cryin'
1099-2Vaya Con Dios
** originally intended as Verve MGV 8140.
** also issued on Verve MGV 2049 entitled "The Lady Is A Tramp".

MGN 1050   Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz - Diz And Getz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December 9, 1953
1367-4Girl Of My Dreams
1368-7 | 63VK624It Don't Mean A Thing
1369-1It's The Talk Of The Town
1370-1Siboney, Part 1
1371-2Siboney, Part 2
1372-3 | 63VK622Exactly Like You
1373-3I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
1374-1Impromptu
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, May 25, 1954
1718-1One Alone
** also issued on Verve MGV 8141.

MGN 1051   Teddy Wilson - Intimate Listening (not released)

Teddy Wilson (piano) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, December 16, 1952
985-1The One I Love
986-1Darn That Dream
987-4Tea For Two
988-3Lady Be Good
Teddy Wilson (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, April 13, 1953
1200-4Emaline
1201-2Tenderly
1202-5Everything Happens To Me
1203-1Liza
Teddy Wilson (piano) Arvell Shaw (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, September 4, 1953
1296-5Nice Work If You Can Get It
1297-1Air Mail Special
1298-3Night And Day
1299-1Cheek To Cheek
same personnel
NYC, September 8, 1953
1304-5East Of The Sun
1305-14Autumn In New York
1306-2Isn't It Romantic
1307-1You Go To My Head
** transfered to Verve MGV 2011.

MGN 1052   The Swingin' Buddy Rich

Harry Edison (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt (trombone) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Georgie Auld (tenor saxophone) Bob Lawson (baritone saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 21, 1953
1266-2Let's Fall In Love
1267-3Me And My Jaguar
1268-7Just Blues
Harry Edison (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt (trombone) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Tom Brown (tenor saxophone) Bob Poland (baritone saxophone) Gerald Wiggins (piano) Joe Comfort (bass) Buddy Rich (drums, vocals) Jack Costanzo (bongos)
Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1954
1904-4Sweets' Opus No. 1
1906-6Strike It Rich
1907-3Sportin' Life (Sweetie Pie)
Harry Edison (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955
2454-1Sonny And Sweets
2455-1The Two Mothers
Barney Kessel (guitar) replaces Criss
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1955
2479-1Willow Weep For Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8142 entitled "The Swinging Buddy Rich".

MGN 1053   An Evening With Mary Ann McCall And Charlie Ventura

Charlie Ventura (tenor,alto,baritone,bass saxophone) Dave McKenna (piano) Bob Carter (bass) Sonny Igoe (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 1954
1751-5Careless Love
1752-3Please Be Kind
1753-2Detour Ahead
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Lenny Hambro (alto,baritone saxophone) Charlie Ventura (tenor,baritone saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone, flute) Dave McKenna (piano) Perry Lopez (guitar) Bob Carter (bass) Sonny Igoe (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals)
NYC, August 16, 1954
1880-2Swingin' On A Star
1881-1Charlie's Venture
1882-2The Breeze And I
1883-5Soft Touch
1884-3We'll Be Together Again
1885-3There'll Be Some Changes Made
1886-4It Don't Mean A Thing
** also issued on Verve MGV 8143.

MGN 1054   Lester Young - The Pres-Ident Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, August 4, 1952
883-2Ad Lib Blues
884-1Just You, Just Me
885-1Tea For Two
886-1Indiana
888-2I Can't Get Started
891-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
892-3Almost Like Being In Love
894-1There'll Never Be Another You
** also issued on Verve MGV 8144.

MGN 1055   Johnny Hodges - Ellingtonia '56

Ray Nance (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
NYC, January 11, 1956
2638-5Hi 'Ya
2640-4Snibor
2641-1Texas Blues
Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry (trumpet) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (alto saxophone) Paul Gonsalves (tenor saxophone) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
NYC, January 12, 1956
2642-3The Happy One
2643-3Night Walk
2644-3You Got It Coming
2645-6Duke's Jam
** also issued on Verve MGV 8145.

MGN 1056   Various Artists - The Jazz Giants '56

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) 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 Plans
2647-2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
2648-4Gigantic Blues
2649-2This Year's Kisses
2650-2You Can Depend On Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8146. Verve VE1 2527 entitled "Lester Young/Roy Eldridge - The Jazz Giants '56". ARS G 444 entitled "Giants Of Jazz, Vol. II".

MGN 1057   An Evening With Anita O'Day

Arnold Ross (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Monty Budwig (bass) Jackie Mills (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 1954
1570-3The Gypsy In My Soul
1571-10Just One Of Those Things
1572-3The Man I Love
1573-1Frankie And Johnny
Bud Lavine (piano) Monty Budwig (bass) John Poole (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 1954
1850-3Anita's Blues
1851-5I Cover The Waterfront
1852-3I Didn't Know What Time It Was
1853-3Let's Fall In Love
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 Me
2420-7From This Moment On
2421-1You Don't Know What Love Is
2422-2Medley
** originally intended as Verve MGV 8147.
** also issued on Verve MGV 2050.

MGN 1058   Benny Carter - Alone Together

Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) unidentified horns and strings, Joe Glover (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September 18, 1952
871-7Isn't It Romantic
872-4Some Other Spring
873-1These Things You Left Me
omit unidentified horns and strings, Glover
874-5Gone With The Wind
875-2I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
876-9Long Ago And Far Away
877-3I've Got The World On A String
add unidentified horns and strings, Joe Glover (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September 19, 1952
878-5'Round Midnight
879-3Alone Together
880-4Bewitched
881-6Cocktails For Two
882-7Key Largo
** also issued on Verve MGV 8148.

MGN 1059   Johnny Hodges - In A Tender Mood

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Joe Marshall (drums)
NYC, January 13, 1952
658-3Wham!
659-2Who's Excited
same personnel
NYC, January 17, 1952
660-2Sweeping The Blues Away
662-1Standing Room Only
663-4Below The Azores
Barney Richmond (bass) replaces Trotman
San Francisco, CA, March 25, 1952
760-4Tenderly
761-5Sweet Georgia Brown
762-3Duke's Blues, Part 1&2
763-6Tea For Two
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett or Teddy Brannon (piano) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1952
799-1What's I'm Gotchere
801-8Nothin' Yet
** also issued on Verve MGV 8149.

MGN 1060   Johnny Hodges - Used To Be Duke

Harold "Shorty" Baker (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone -2) Call Cobbs (piano) John Williams (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, July 2, 1954
1. 1861-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
2. 1862-1Sweet As Bear Meat
Harold "Shorty" Baker (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone -1,3) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone -2,4,5) Call Cobbs (piano -1/3,5) Richard Powell (piano -4) John Williams (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, August 5, 1954
1. 1863-1Madame Butterfly
2. 1864-3Warm Valley
3. 1865-4Used To Be Duke
4. 1866-1Ballad Medley
5. -All Of Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8150.

MGN 1061   Johnny Hodges - The Blues

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1952
806-6Rosanne
808-5Hodge Podge
809-1Jappa
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Ben Webster, Rudy Williams (tenor saxophone) Ted Brannon (piano) Barney Richmond (bass) Al Walker (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1952
952-1Through For The Night
954-7The Sheik Of Araby
955-7Latino
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Arthur Clarke (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, September 17, 1953
1316-4Easy Going Home
1317-1Indiana
1318-4Johnny's Blues, Part 1&2
Harold "Shorty" Baker (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Call Cobbs (piano) John Williams (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, July 2, 1954
1860-1Burgundy Walk
** also issued on Verve MGV 8151.

MGN 1062   The Bill Harris Herd

Eddie Bert, Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Jack Greenberg, Sam Marowitz, Pete Mondello, Murray Williams (saxophones) Ralph Burns (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Don Lamond (drums)
NYC, January 15, 1952
648-2You're Blase
649-1Bill Not Phil
650-3D'Anjou
651-4Imagination
Chuck Frankenhouser, Bernie Glow, Neal Hefti, Al Porcino, Nick Travis (trumpet) Eddie Bert, Vernon Friley, Bill Harris (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) George Berg, Sam Marowitz, Hal McKusick, Pete Mondello, Murray Williams (saxophones) Ralph Burns (piano) Sam Herman (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Tiny Kahn (drums)
NYC, March 19, 1952
733-6Blackstrap
734-1Gloomy Sunday
735-4Bijou
736-2Poogerini
Bill Harris (trombone) Charlie Mariano (alto,baritone saxophone) Harry Johnson (tenor saxophone) Sonny Truitt (piano, trombone) Chubby Jackson (bass) Morey Feld (drums)
NYC, December 14, 1952
1085-6C Jam Blues
1086-2Jive At Five
1087-1Tutti Frutti
1088-3Sue Loves Mabel
** also issued on Verve MGV 8152.

MGN 1063   Bud Powell - Jazz Giant

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January-February, 1949
2174-5 | 242-5Tempus Fugit
2175-3 | 243-3Celia
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass -2,3) Max Roach (drums -2,3)
NYC, February-May, 1949
1. 2406-1 | 245-1I'll Keep Loving You
2. 2407-4 | 246-4Strictly Confidential
3. 2408-3 | 247-3All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, circa February, 1949
2199-1 | 244-1 | 62VK234Cherokee
Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass -1/4,6,7) Max Roach (drums -1/4,6,7)
NYC, February, 1950
1. 341-2So Sorry Please
2. 342-2Get Happy
3. 343-1Sometimes I'm Happy
4. 344-2Sweet Georgia Brown
5. 345-1Yesterdays
6. 346-1April In Paris
7. 347-1Body And Soul
** also issued on Verve MGV 8153.

MGN 1064   Bud Powell's Moods

Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, June 2, 1954
1726-2Moonlight In Vermont
1727-1Spring Is Here
1728-1Buttercup
1729-3Fantasy In Blue
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, June 4, 1954
1760-1 | 62VK235It Never Entered My Mind
1761-3A Foggy Day
1762-1Time Was
1763-1My Funny Valentine
Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2159-2I Get A Kick Out Of You
2160-1The Best (The Best Thing For You)
2161-1You Go To My Head
** also issued on Verve MGV 8154.

MGN 1065   Sonny Criss/Tommy Turk/The Six - An Evening Of Jazz

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Hampton Hawes (piano) Iggy Shevack (bass) Chuck Thompson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 1949
272-6Colidad
273-4Tornade
274-1The First One
275-3Blues For The Boppers
Leonard Hawkins (trumpet) Frank Rosolino, Tommy Turk (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Mickey Crane (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, December 1, 1949
315-4Two By Four
316-3Bye Bye Blues
317-2Encore
318-2The Beat
Johnny Glasel (trumpet) Porky Cohen (trombone) Bob Wilber (clarinet) Tommy Goodman (piano) Bob Peterson (bass) Eddie Phyfe (drums)
NYC, April, 1954
Take Six
Porky's Blues (In A Blue Funk)
St. James Infirmary
A Foggy Day
Little Girl Blue
Riverboat Shuffle
Music To Sin By
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
** also issued on Verve MGV 8155.

MGN 1066   The Modernity Of Kenny Drew

Kenny Drew (piano) Gene Wright (bass -1/3,5,6) Charles "Specs" Wright (drums -1/3,5,6)
NYC, 1953
1. 1269-3Bluesville
2. 1270-1Angie
3. 1271-3I'll Remember April
4. 1272-1I Can Make You Love Me
5. 1273-1My Beautiful Lady
6. 1274-1Many Miles Away
Kenny Drew (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1954
1924-1Four Or Five
1925-1Polka Dots And Moonbeams
1926-1Low Flame
1927-252nd Street Theme
1928-1Chartreuse
1929-1Kenny's Blues
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1002 entitled "Progressive Piano".

MGN 1067   Jack Costanzo/Andre's All Stars - Afro-Cubano

Alejandro Vivar (trumpet) Gus Maas (tenor saxophone) Bebo Valdes (piano) Kiki Hernandez (bass) Bill Barritto (drums) Rolando Alfonso (congas)
Miami, FL, 1952
Blues For Andre
Con Poco Loco
Desconfianza
Taboo
Duerme
Rolf Ericson (trumpet -2,3) John Anderson (trumpet -4/6) Herbie Steward (alto saxophone -2/6) Bill Holman (tenor saxophone -2,3) Tom Brown (tenor saxophone -4/6) Gerald Wiggins (piano -2/6) Joe Comfort (bass -2,3) Jack Coughman (bass -4/6) Lawrence Marable (drums -2,3) Albert Bartee (drums -4,5) Jackie Mills (drums -6) Jack Costanzo (bongos)
Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 1954
1. 2142Mambo Costanzo
2. 2144Bottlabud
3. 2145Satin Doll
4. 2146Yukon Mambo
5. 2147Maggie
6. 2148The G And J Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8157.

MGN 1068   Buddy DeFranco - Jazz Tones

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 20, 1953
1219-4When Your Lover Has Gone
1220-3The Things We Did Last Summer
Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
NYC, April 7, 1954
1535-1Jack The Fieldstalker
1538-1If I Should Lose You
1539-1Lover Man
1540-2Tenderly
1541-2Deep Purple
1543-1Yesterdays
** also issued on Verve MGV 8158.

MGN 1069   Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Clarinet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 15, 1953
1208-9Ferdinando
1209-3It Could Happen To You
1210-5Autumn In New York
1211-8Bass On Balls
1212-4 | 63VK737Left Field
1213-3Show Eyes
same personnel
NYC, April 20, 1953
1218-6But Not For Me
1221-1Buddy's Blues
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1026 entitled "Buddy DeFranco Quartet".

MGN 1070   Benny Carter - Cosmopolite

Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December 4, 1952
938-2Street Scene
939-2Imagination
940-12Pick Yourself Up
941-3I Get A Kick Out Of You
Joseph Eger, John Graas, Gale Robinson (horn) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, arranger) Benjamin Barrett (concertmaster) Sam Cytron, John DeVoogdt, Henry Hill, George Kast, Jack Shulman, Cyril Towbin (violin) Lou Kievman, Abraham Weiss (viola) Armand Kaproff, Ray Kramer (cello) Gerald Wiggins (piano) Jack Marshall (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Joe Glover (arranger, conductor)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December 31, 1953
1482-5I'll Be Around
1483-1Beautiful Love
1484-2Blue Star
1485-4Flamingo
Hoyt Bohannon, Joe Howard, Pullman Pederson (trombone) Juan Tizol (valve trombone) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, arranger) Benjamin Barrett (concertmaster) Sam Albert, Sam Cytron, Henry Hill, Anatol Kaminsky, George Kast, Jack Shulman (violin) Joe DiFiore, Lou Kievman (viola) Armand Kaproff, Ray Kramer (cello) Gerald Wiggins (piano) Jack Marshall (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Jackie Mills (drums) Joe Glover (arranger, conductor)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, January 4, 1954
1490-2With A Song In My Heart
1491-3Can't We Be Friends
1492-5Symphony
1493-3I'm Sorry
** also issued on Verve MGV 8160.

MGN 1071   Lester Young - Lester's Here

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 8, 1951
529-3A Foggy Day
530-1In A Little Spanish Town
531-1Let's Fall In Love
532-2Down 'N Adam
Jesse Drakes (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Gildo Mahones (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 11, 1953
1395-2Willow Weep For Me
1396-1This Can't Be Love
1397-1Can't We Be Friends
1398-3Tenderly
1399-2New D.B. Blues
1400-2Jumpin' At The Woodside
1401-1I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
1402-1Oh, Lady Be Good
** also issued on Verve MGV 8161.

MGN 1072   Lester Young - Pres

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, March, 1950
366-2Too Marvelous For Words
367-1'Deed I Do
368-4Encore
369-2Polka Dots And Moonbeams
370-2 | 62VK227Up 'N' Adam
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Joe Shulman (bass) Bill Clark (drums)
NYC, July, 1950
430-1Three Little Words
433-4Neenah
434-2Jeepers, Creepers
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, January 16, 1951
483-2Thou Swell
485-1Undercover Girl Blues
486-3Frenesi
488-2Little Pee Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8162.

MGN 1073   Charlie Ventura - In A Jazz Mood

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Charlie Ventura (tenor,baritone,bass saxophone) Jimmy Wisner (piano) Ace Tesone (bass) Louis "Chick" Kenny (drums)
NYC, March 7, 1951
523-6Avalon
524-1I'm Confessin'
525-9Bugle Call Rag
526-5Rose Room
527-6That Old Feeling
Charlie Ventura (tenor,baritone,bass saxophone) Ralph Burns (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Louis "Chick" Kenny (drums) Betty Bennett, The Blentones (vocals)
NYC, August 6, 1951
588-5There's No You
589-5Perdido
590-4I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind
591-4Lover
592-6Yesterdays
Charlie Ventura (alto,tenor,baritone saxophone) Gene Kutch (piano) Ace Tesone (bass) Chick Kenny (drums)
NYC, December 22, 1952
1106-4Ain't Misbehavin'
1109-1Limehouse Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8163.

MGN 1074   The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Buddy Rich (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, March-April, 1946
348-1Back To The Land (edited version)
349-2I Cover The Waterfront
350-2Somebody Loves Me
351-1I've Found A New Baby
352-1The Man I Love
353-1Peg O' My Heart
354-1 | 62VK226I Want To Be Happy
355-1 | 62VK471Mean To Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8164.

MGN 1075   Charlie Ventura - Blue Saxophone

Charlie Ventura (tenor saxophone) Marty Napoleon (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, August 8, 1951
597-11After You've Gone
598-1Love Is Just Around The Corner
599-3Old Man River
600-6O.H. Blues
Charlie Ventura (alto,tenor,baritone saxophone) Gene Kutch (piano) Ace Tesone (bass) Chick Kenny (drums)
NYC, December 22, 1952
1104-9Jersey Bounce
1105-3Deep Purple
1107-2Blue Prelude
1108-3Girl Of My Dreams
Charlie Ventura (alto,tenor,baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Bob Carter (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, January 5, 1953
1114-6Blues For Two
1115-3Somebody Loves Me
1116-10Crazy Rhythm
1117-1All The Things You Are
** also issued on Verve MGV 8165.

MGN 1076   The Modern Jazz Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Clifton "Skeeter" Best (guitar) Percy Heath (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1956
2652-6Tour De Force
2653-1Dizzy Meets Sonny
2654-1Ballad Medley
2655-1Blues For The Bird
2656-1Mean To Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8166. Verve VE1 2533 entitled "Dizzy Meets Sonny".

MGN 1077   Piano Interpretations By Bud Powell

Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 25, 1955
2332-2Conception
2334-3Heart And Soul
2335-2Willow Grove (Willow Groove)
2336-1Crazy Rhythm
2337-1Willow Weep For Me
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 27, 1955
2333-1Bean And The Boys
2338-4East Of The Sun
2339-4Lady Bird
2340-1Stairway To The Stars
** also issued on Verve MGV 8167.

MGN 1078   The Wailing Buddy Rich

Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Ben Webster, Frank Wess (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, May 16, 1955
2344-1Sunday
2345-1The Monster
Harry Edison (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955
2456-1A Smooth One
2457-3Broadway
** also issued on Verve MGV 8168.

MGN 1079   Buddy DeFranco - In A Mellow Mood

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 1954
1874-1The Bright One
1875-1Sonny's Idea
1876-1Laura
1877-1Everything Happens To Me
1878-1I'll Remember April
1879-1Willow Weep For Me
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954
1920-1Minor Incident
1921-2A Foggy Day
** also issued on Verve MGV 8169.

MGN 1080   Lionel Hampton's Jazz Giants

Harry Edison (trumpet) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone, vocals) Art Tatum (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 7, 1955
2489-2Plaid
2490-2Somebody Loves Me
2491-5Deep Purple
2493-1September Song
2494-1Verve Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8170 entitled "Lionel Hampton And His Giants". Pablo 2310-731 entitled "Art Tatum-Lionel Hampton-Harry Edison-Buddy Rich-Red Callender-Barney Kessel". Pablo PACD 2405-428-2 entitled "Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 5".

MGN 1081   Herb Ellis - Ellis In Wonderland

Harry Edison (trumpet) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor,baritone saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1955
2577-1Sweetheart Blues
2578-2Somebody Loves Me
2579-4It Can Happen To You
2580-2Pogo
Harry Edison (trumpet) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor,baritone saxophone) Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone -1,2) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 1956
1. 2608Detour Ahead
2. 2610Ellis In Wonderland
3. 2611Have You Met Miss Jones
4. 2612-6A Simple Tune (Beyond The Moon)
** also issued on Verve MGV 8171.

MGN 1082   Billy Bauer Plectrist

Andrew Ackers (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, January 23, 1956
2714-3It's A Blue World
2715-4Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much
2716-1Lincoln Tunnel
2717-2Night Cruise
same personnel
NYC, March 12, 1956
2722-8Too Marvelous For Words
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
** also issued on Verve MGV 8172.

MGN 1083   Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, May 25, 1954
1716-3Sugar Hips
1717-2Hey Pete
1719-1Money Honey
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone -1/3) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, June 8, 1954
1. 1756-5Blue Mood
2. 1757-2Rails
3. 1758-6Devil And The Flesh (Devil And The Fish)
4. 1759-2Rhumbola
Dizzy Gillespie, Taft Jordan, Ermit V. Perry, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Matthew Gee, Jimmy Wilkins (trombone) Gigi Gryce, Hilton Jefferson (alto saxophone) Budd Johnson, Ernie Wilkins (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Herb Lance (vocals)
NYC, September 12, 1955
2514-1Seems Like You Just Don't Care
Harry Edison, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Melba Liston (trombone) Willie Smith (alto saxophone) Curtis Amy, Ed Beel (tenor saxophone) Clyde Dunn (baritone saxophone) Carl Perkins (piano) George Bledsoe (bass) Al Bartee (drums) Toni Harper (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, November 8, 1955
2551-7Taking A Chance On Love
2552-3Play Me The Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8173 entitled "Jazz Recital".

MGN 1084   Dizzy Gillespie - World Statesman

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 saxophone) Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins (tenor saxophone) Marty Flax (baritone saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, May 18 & 19, 1956
2831-2Dizzy's Business
2833-1 | 63VK623Jessica's Day
2834-1Tour De Force
2835-1I Can't Get Started
2836-3Stella By Starlight
2837-1 | 62VK237Doodlin'
2838-1Night In Tunisia
same personnel
NYC, June 6, 1956
2839-1 | 63VK621The Champ
2843-1My Reverie
2844-1Dizzy's Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8174.

MGN 1085   The Buddy DeFranco Wailers

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 Cheek
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
** also issued on Verve MGV 8175.

MGN 1086   Buddy Rich - This One's For Basie

Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo (trumpet) Frank Rosolino (trombone) Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone, tenor saxophone) Buddy Collette (flute, baritone saxophone) Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Bill Pitman (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 1956
2933-1Shorty George
2934-3Jump For Me
2935-5Blues For Basie
2936-69:20 Special
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1956
2937-3Blue And Sentimental
2938-4Down For Double
2939-2Ain't It The Truth
2940-4Jumpin' At The Woodside
** also issued on Verve MGV 8176.

MGN 1087   Stan Getz '56 (not released?)

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Williams (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1953
1241-4Love And The Weather
1243-4Spring Is Here
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1953
1263-1Minor Blues
1264-2Fascinatin' Rhythm
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 1953
1279-2Pot Luck
** transfered to Verve MGV 8029.

MGN 1088   More West Coast Jazz With Stan Getz

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Williams (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Frank Isola (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1953
1245-2Crazy Rhythm
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1953
1265-3Willow Weep For Me
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 1953
1276-1I Don't Know What Time It Was
1277-1Tangerine
1278-2The Nearness Of You
** also issued on Verve MGV 8177.

MGN 1089   Ben Webster - King Of The Tenors

Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, April 21, 1953
1227-9Cottontail
1228-4Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
1229-3Bounce Blues
Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1953
1362-5That's All
1363-2Pennies From Heaven
1364-3Tenderly
1365-5Jive At Six
1366-3Don't Get Around Much Anymore
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1001 entitled "The Consummate Artistry Of Ben Webster".

MGN 1090   Dizzy Gillespie - Diz Big Band

Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Leon Comegys, J.J. Johnson, George Mathews (trombone) George Dorsey, Hilton Jefferson (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley, Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Buster Harding (arranger)
NYC, September 15, 1954
1980-3Cool Eyes
1981-1Confusion
1982-4Pile Driver
1983-2Hob Nail Special
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Jim Chambers, Fred Klein (French horn) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) George Berg, Jack Greenberg, Tom Parshley (woodwinds) Wynton Kelly (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Jimmy Crawford (drums) 9 strings, Johnny Richards (arranger, conductor)
NYC, September 16, 1954
1984-6Rose Of Picardy
1985Silhouette
1986-8Can You Recall
1987-2O Solow
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1023 entitled "Dizzy And Strings".

MGN 1091   Johnny Hodges - Perdido

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett or Teddy Brannon (piano) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1952
798-4For This Is My Night Of Love
Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) replaces Phillips, Lovett or Brannon
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1952
807-5This Love Of Mine
Harold Baker (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Arthur Clarke (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett, John Williams (piano) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, January 7, 1955
2149-3Rose Room
2150-4Blues For Basie
2151-1Mood Indigo
2152-2Squatty Roo
2153-1Perdido
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1024 entitled "Dance Bash".

MGN 1092   Johnny Hodges - In A Mellow Tone

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Al Sears (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, February 28, 1951
511-1Good Queen Bess
513-3Solitude
same personnel
NYC, March 3, 1951
516-5Sophisticated Lady
Joe Marshall (drums) replaces Greer
NYC, January 17, 1952
661-2Day Dream
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett or Teddy Brannon (piano) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1952
800-1I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Ben Webster, Rudy Williams (tenor saxophone) Ted Brannon (piano) Barney Richmond (bass) Al Walker (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1952
953-3Come Sunday
Emmett Berry (trumpet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, April 9, 1954
1545-4In A Mellow Tone
1546-2I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
1547-4Don't Get Around Much Anymore
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1004 entitled "Memories Of Ellington".

MGN 1093   Lester Young - Lester Swings Again

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Joe Shulman (bass) Bill Clark (drums)
NYC, July, 1950
431-2Count Every Star
432-1It All Depends On You
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, January 16, 1951
484-2September In The Rain
487-2Pete's Cafe
same personnel
NYC, March 8, 1951
533-1 | 62VK439Lester Swings
534-1Slow Motion Blues
Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, August 4, 1952
887-1These Foolish Things
889-1Stardust
893-4I Can't Give You Anything But Love
895-2I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1005 entitled "The President".

MGN 1094   Buddy DeFranco - Odalisque

Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Jack Lee, Joe Triscari (trumpet) Hoyt Bohannon, Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Gus Bivona, Willie Schwartz (alto saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre, Don Raffell (tenor saxophone) Marty Berman (baritone saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Wesley Landers (drums) Russ Garcia, Nelson Riddle (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, September 28 & 29, 1953
1319-6Gold Nugget Sam
1320-5Love Is For The Very Young
1321-4From Here To Eternity
1322-4Punkin'
1323-6Pyramid
1324-1Cornball
Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
NYC, April 7, 1954
1536-3Cable Car
1537-4I Wish I Knew
1542-2Monogram
1544-1Blues In The Closet
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1006 entitled "The Progressive Mr. DeFranco".

MGN 1095   Louis Bellson - Concerto For Drums (not released)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Don Abney (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, June 21, 1954
1772-3Charlie's Blues
1773-3I'll Remember April
1774-1Buffalo Joe
1775-1Stompin' At The Savoy
1776-1Love For Sale
1777-1The Man I Love
1778-1Basically Speaking, Duvivier That Is
1779-1Concerto For Drums
** transfered to Norgran MGN 1011.

MGN 1096   Buddy DeFranco - Autumn Leaves

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
1868-2Mine
1869-2You Go To My Head
1870-3Gerry's Tune
1871-4Now's The Time
1872-1Autumn Leaves
1873-1Titoro (long version)
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1012 entitled "Buddy DeFranco And His Clarinet".

MGN 1097   The Guitar Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Autumn In New York

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

MGN 1098   Bud Powell '57

Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass -2/4) Max Roach (drums -2/4)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 16, 1954
1. 2138-3Like Someone In Love
2. 2139-1Deep Night
3. 2140-4That Old Black Magic
4. 2141-1'Round Midnight
Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 11, 1955
2154-2Thou Swell
2155-2Someone To Watch Over Me
2156-1Bean And The Boys (Lover Come Back To Me)
2157-2Tenderly
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2158-1How High The Moon
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1017 entitled "Jazz Original".

MGN 1099   Louis Bellson - The Hawk Talks

Charlie Shavers (trumpet -1/4) Nate Brown (flute -5/7) Sid Brown (bass clarinet -5/7) Seldon Powell (tenor saxophone -1/4) Lou Stein (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Latin American rhythm (-5/7)
NYC, February 2, 1955
1. 2243-4Greetings
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
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1020 entitled "The Driving Louis Bellson".