Blue Note Records Discography: 1953-1954

1953

Gil Melle Quintet

Eddie Bert as X. Kentonite, trombone; Gil Melle, tenor sax; Tal Farlow, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Joe Morello, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 31, 1953
BN465-4 tk.5CyclotronBlue Note BLP 5020
BN466-2 tk.8October-
BN467-0 tk.10Under Capricorn-
BN468-0 tk.13Venus-
* Blue Note BLP 5020   Gil Melle Quintet/Sextet - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9275   Gil Melle Quintet/Gil Melle Sextet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95718 2 2   Gil Melle - The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions

Kenny Drew Trio

Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 16, 1953
BN469-3 tk.4Lover Come Back To MeBlue Note BLP 5023
BN470-1 tk.6Yesterdays (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002, 7243 4 95747 2 4
BN470-2 tk.7YesterdaysBlue Note BLP 5023
BN471-0 tk.8Everything Happens To Me-
BN472-1 tk.11Spring Will Be A Little Late-
BN473-2 tk.14Be My Love-
BN474-1 tk.16Drew's Blues-
BN475-0 tk.17Gloria-
BN476-1 tk.19Stella By Starlight-
BN471-2 tk.20Everything Happens To Me (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002, 7243 4 95747 2 4
* Blue Note BLP 5023   Kenny Drew - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002   Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio
= Blue Note 7243 4 95747 2 4   Howard McGhee / Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio

The Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis, trumpet; Jay Jay Johnson, trombone #1-10; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax #1-10; "Gil" Coggins, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, April 20, 1953
1. BN477-1 tk.2Kelo (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7 81502 2
2. BN477-2 tk.3KeloBlue Note 1620, BLP 5022, BLP 1501, CDP 7 81502 2
3. BN478-1 tk.5Enigma (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7 81502 2
4. BN478-2 tk.6EnigmaBlue Note 1618, BLP 5022, BLP 1501, CDP 7 81502 2
5. BN479-0 tk.7Ray's Idea (alternate master)Blue Note BLP 1502, CDP 7 81502 2
6. BN479-2 tk.9Ray's IdeaBlue Note 1619, BLP 5022, BLP 1501, CDP 7 81502 2
7. BN480-0 tk.10Tempus FugitBlue Note 1618, 45-1649, BLP 5022, BLP 1501, BLP 1001, BST2 84429, CDP 7 81502 2
8. BN480-1 tk.11Tempus Fugit (alternate master)Blue Note BLP 1502, CDP 7 81502 2
9. BN481-2 tk.14C.T.A. (alternate master)Blue Note BLP 1501, CDP 7 81502 2
10. BN481-3 tk.15C.T.A.Blue Note 1620, BLP 5022, BLP 1501, CDP 7 81502 2
11. BN482-0 tk.16I Waited For YouBlue Note 1619, BLP 5022, BLP 1502, CDP 7 81502 2
* Blue Note BLP 1501, BST 81501 (pseudo stereo)   Miles Davis, Volume 1
* Blue Note BLP 1502, BST 81502 (pseudo stereo)   Miles Davis, Volume 2
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note - Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz - Limited Edition
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note
* Blue Note CDP 7 81502 2   Miles Davis, Volume 2
* Blue Note BLP 5022; Vogue (F) LD 172   Miles Davis, Vol. 2
= Vogue (E) LDE 064   Miles Davis, Vol. 2 - Young Man With A Horn
* Blue Note 45-1649   Miles Davis - Tempus Fugit / Lazy Susan
* Blue Note 1620   Miles Davis - Kelo / C.T.A.
* Blue Note 1618   Miles Davis - Enigma / Tempus Fugit
* Blue Note 1619   Miles Davis - Ray's Idea / I Waited For You

John Collins

John Collins, guitar; Milton Hinton, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1953
tk.3'Tain't Nobody's Business If I DoBlue Note unissued
tk.9Lover Man-
tk.12Untitled Collins Original-
tk.14You Don't Know What Love Is-
tk.18Midnight-
tk.21My Funny Valentine-
tk.23Lover Come Back To Me-
tk.24Out Of Nowhere-

Howard McGhee Sextet

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax, flute #1-6; Horace Silver, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; Percy Heath, bass; Walter Bolden, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, May 20, 1953
1. BN483-2 tk.3ShabozzBlue Note BLP 5024
2. BN484-2 tk.6Tranquillity-
3. BN485-1 tk.8Futurity-
4. BN486-0 tk.9Jarm (fast version)Blue Note 7243 4 95748 2 3
5. BN486-1 tk.10JarmBlue Note BLP 5024
6. BN487-1 tk.12Ittapanna-
7. BN488-2 tk.15Goodbye-
* Blue Note BLP 5024   Howard McGhee, Vol. 2
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9274   Howard McGhee All Stars/Howard McGhee Sextet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95748 2 3   Howard McGhee, Vol. 2 / Tal Farlow Quartet

Lou Donaldson - Clifford Brown Quintet

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; "Philly" Joe Jones, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, June 9, 1953
BN489-1 tk.2BellarosaBlue Note 1623, BLP 5030, BN-LA267-G, (J) BNJ-61001, (J) BRP-8036
BN490-1 tk.4Carvin' The Rock (alternate take 1)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN490-3 tk.6Carvin' The RockBlue Note 1624, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, (J) BRP-8036
BN491-0 tk.7Cookin' (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN491-1 tk.8Cookin'Blue Note 1623, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, (J) BRP-8036
BN492-0 tk.9Brownie SpeaksBlue Note 1622, 45-1647, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G, BST2 84433, (J) BRP-8036
BN493-0 tk.10De-DahBlue Note 1624, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G, (J) BRP-8036
BN494-0 tk.11You Go To My HeadBlue Note 1622, 45-1647, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, (J) BRP-8036
BN490-5 tk.14Carvin' The Rock (alternate take 2)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
* Blue Note BN-LA267-G   Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001   Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks
= Blue Note BST 84428   Clifford Brown - Alternate Takes
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note (J) BRP-8036   Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown - New Faces-New Sounds
* Blue Note BLP 1526, BST 81526 (pseudo stereo)   Clifford Brown Memorial Album
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Volume 2
* Blue Note BLP 5030   Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown - New Faces-New Sounds
* Blue Note 45-1647   Clifford Brown - Brownie Speaks / You Go To My Head
* Blue Note 1623   Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown - Cookin' / Bellarosa
* Blue Note 1624   Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown - Carvin' The Rock / De-Dah
* Blue Note 1622   Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown - Brownie Speaks / You Go To My Head

Elmo Hope Trio

Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 18, 1953
BN495-1 tk.2Happy HourBlue Note BLP 5029
BN496-2 tk.5Freffie-
BN497-2 tk.8Carvin' The Rock-
BN498-0 tk.9Host Sauce-
BN499-0 tk.10Mo Is On-
BN499-1 tk.11Mo Is On (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2
BN500-1 tk.13Stars Over MarrakeshBlue Note BLP 5029
BN501-1 tk.19I Remember You-
tk.20It's A Lovely Day TodayBlue Note CDP 7 84438 2
BN502-2 tk.23Sweet And LovelyBlue Note BLP 5029
* Blue Note BLP 5029   Elmo Hope - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9271   Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet
= Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2   Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet

Jay Jay Johnson Sextet

Clifford Brown, trumpet #1-6,8,9; Jay Jay Johnson, trombone; Jimmy Heath, tenor, baritone sax #1-6,8,9; John Lewis, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, June 22, 1953
1. BN503-2 tk.3Capri (alternate take)Blue Note BLP 1506; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
2. BN503-3 tk.4CapriBlue Note 1621, BLP 5028, BLP 1505; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
3. BN504-0 tk.5Lover ManBlue Note BLP 5028, BLP 1505; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
4. BN505-0 tk.6TurnpikeBlue Note 1621, BLP 5028, BLP 1505; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
5. BN505-2 tk.8Turnpike (alternate take)Blue Note BLP 1506; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
6. BN506-2 tk.11Sketch OneBlue Note BLP 5028, BLP 1505; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
7. BN507-0 tk.12It Could Happen To YouBlue Note BLP 5028, BLP 1506; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
8. BN508-0 tk.14Get HappyBlue Note BLP 5028, BLP 1505, BLP 1001, BST 89903; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
9. BN508-1 tk.15Get Happy (alternate take)Blue Note BN-LA267-G, (J) BNJ-61001
* Blue Note BLP 1506, BST 81506 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81506 2   The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 2
* Blue Note BLP 1505, BST 81505 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81505 2   The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 1
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note - Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz - Limited Edition
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume Two - 1949-1959
* Blue Note BN-LA267-G   Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001   Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks
= Blue Note BST 84428   Clifford Brown - Alternate Takes
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5028   Jay Jay Johnson With Clifford Brown
= Vogue (E) LDE 124; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50008   J.J. Johnson Featuring Clifford Brown
* Blue Note 1621   Jay Jay Johnson - Capri / Turnpike

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, August 14, 1953
BN510-6 tk.8Autumn In New YorkBlue Note BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN509-1 tk.9Reets And I-
BN509-2 tk.10Reets And I (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, BST 84430
BN511-2 tk.17Sure ThingBlue Note 1629, BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN512-0 tk.18Collard Greens And Black-Eyed Peas (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, BST 84430
BN512-2 tk.20Collard Greens And Black-Eyed PeasBlue Note 1629, BLP 5041, BLP 1504, BST2 84433
BN513-0 tk.21Polka Dots And MoonbeamsBlue Note BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN514-1 tk.23I Want To Be HappyBlue Note 1628, BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN515-0 tk.25AudreyBlue Note BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN516-0 tk.27The Glass EnclosureBlue Note 1628, BLP 5041, BLP 1504
BN517-0I've Got You Under My Skinrejected
* Blue Note BLP 1504, BST 81504 (pseudo stereo)   The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume 2
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BST 84430   Bud Powell - Alternate Takes
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Volume 2
* Blue Note BLP 5041   The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 1629   Bud Powell - Sure Thing / Collard Greens And Black-Eyed Peas
* Blue Note 1628   Bud Powell - I Want To Be Happy / The Glass Enclosure

Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazz Men

Jonah Jones, trumpet; Jimmy Archey, trombone; Sidney Bechet, soprano sax; Buddy Weed, piano; Walter Page, bass; Johnny Blowers, drums.
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, August 25, 1953
BN518-3 tk.4All Of MeBlue Note BLP 7026, BLP 1207; Mosaic MR6-110
BN519-1 tk.6I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (as Ding Dong Daddy)-
BN520-0 tk.7Black And Blue (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-110
BN520-1 tk.8Black And BlueBlue Note BLP 7026, BLP 1207; Mosaic MR6-110
BN521-1 tk.13ShineBlue Note BLP 7026; Mosaic MR6-110
BN522-0 tk.17Rose Of The Rio Grande (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-110
BN522-2 tk.19Rose Of The Rio GrandeBlue Note BLP 7026, BLP 1207; Mosaic MR6-110
BN523-0 tk.20Sweet Georgia Brown-
* Blue Note BLP 1207, BST 81207 (pseudo stereo), 7243 5 30607 2 5   The Fabulous Sidney Bechet
* Mosaic MR6-110, MD4-110   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Sidney Bechet
* Blue Note BLP 7026   Dixie By The Fabulous Sidney Bechet
= Vogue (E) LDE 127; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50016   Sidney Bechet And His Blue Note Jazzmen, Vol. 3

Clifford Brown Sextet

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax, flute; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; John Lewis, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, August 28, 1953
BN524-0 tk.1Wail Bait (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN524-2 tk.3Wail BaitBlue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G
BN525-1 tk.9Hymn Of The OrientBlue Note 45-1648, BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G
BN526-1 tk.13Brownie EyesBlue Note BLP 5032, BN-LA267-G, (J) BNJ-61001
BN527-0 tk.18Cherokee (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN527-1 tk.21CherokeeBlue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BST 89903, BN-LA267-G, BST2 84429
BN528-0 tk.23Easy LivingBlue Note 45-1648, BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BLP 1001, BN-LA267-G
BN529-0 tk.24Minor MoodBlue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526
BN525-3 tk.26Hymn Of The Orient (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001   Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks
= Blue Note BST 84428   Clifford Brown - Alternate Takes
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1526, BST 81526 (pseudo stereo)   Clifford Brown Memorial Album
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BN-LA267-G   Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume Two - 1949-1959
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note - Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz - Limited Edition
* Blue Note BLP 5032   Clifford Brown - New Star On The Horizon
= Vogue (E) LDE 121; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50017   Clifford Brown Sextet
* Blue Note 45-1648   Clifford Brown - Hymn Of The Orient / Easy Living

Gil Melle Quintet

Urbie Green, trombone; Gil Melle, tenor, baritone sax; Tal Farlow, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Joe Morello, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 25, 1953
BN526-2 tk.3Lover ManBlue Note BLP 5033
BN528-2 tk.11Spellbound-
BN529-1 tk.14Transition-
BN530-1 tk.16A Lion Lives Here-
BN531-2 tk.19Timepiece-
BN527-5 tk.23Gingersnap-
BN532-0 tk.27The Nearness Of YouBlue Note 7243 4 95718 2 2
* Blue Note BLP 5033   Gil Melle Quintet, Vol. 2
= Vogue (E) LDE 141; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50037   Gil Melle Quintet
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9275   Gil Melle Quintet/Gil Melle Sextet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95718 2 2   Gil Melle - The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions

Horace Silver Trio / Art Blakey-Sabu

Horace Silver, piano #2,3,5-8; Percy Heath, bass #2,3,5-8; Art Blakey, drums; "Sabu" Martinez, bongos, congas #1.
WOR Studios, NYC, November 23, 1953
1. BN533-0 tk.1Message From KenyaBlue Note 1626, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BLP 1001
2. BN534-2 tk.6Opus De FunkBlue Note 1625, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA402-H2, BN-LA474-H2, (J) NP-2017
3. BN535-1 tk.9Day In, Day OutBlue Note 1625, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA474-H2
4. BN536-0 tk.11Nothing But The SoulBlue Note 1626, BLP 5034, BLP 1520
5. BN537-1 tk.14I Remember YouBlue Note BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA474-H2
6. BN538-0 tk.15Silverware-
7. BN539-0 tk.18How About You-
8. BN540-0 tk.21BuhainaBlue Note BLP 5034, BN-LA474-H2, (J) LNJ-70108, (J) BNJ-61005, CDP 7 81520 2
* Blue Note BLP 1520, BST 81520 (pseudo stereo), (J) LNJ-70108, CDP 7 81520 2   Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey-Sabu
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note - Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz - Limited Edition
* Blue Note BN-LA402-H2   Horace Silver
* Blue Note BN-LA474-H2   Horace Silver - The Trio Sides
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61005   Horace Silver Rare Tracks - Senor Blues
* Blue Note BLP 5034   Horace Silver Trio, Vol. 2/Art Blakey-Sabu - Spotlight On Drums
* Blue Note (J) NP-2017   Horace Silver - Opus De Funk / Ecaroh
* Blue Note 1626, 45-1626   Art Blakey, Sabu - Message From Kenya / Art Blakey - Nothing But The Soul
* Blue Note 1625   Horace Silver - Opus De Funk / Day In, Day Out

Sal Salvador Quintet

Frank Socolow, tenor sax #1-4; Johnny Williams, piano; Sal Salvador, guitar; Kenny O'Brien, bass; Jimmy Campbell, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 24, 1953
1. BN536-2 (tk.3)Gone With The WindBlue Note BLP 5035
2. BN537-2 (tk.3)Too Marvelous For Words-
3. BN538-0 (tk.1)This Can't Be Love-
4. BN539-1 (tk.2)After You've Gone-
5. BN540-1 (tk.2)My Old Flame-
6. BN541-3 (tk.4)Get Happy-
* Blue Note BLP 5035   Sal Salvador Quintet

Urbie Green Septet

Doug Mettome, trumpet, baritone horn; Urbie Green, trombone; John Murtaugh, tenor sax; Sam Staff, baritone sax; Jimmy Lyon, piano; Danny Martucci, bass; Jimmy Campbell, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 27, 1953
BN542-2 (tk.3)Johnbo MamboBlue Note BLP 5036
BN543-0 (tk.1)SkylarkBlue Note 1627, BLP 5036
BN544-2 (tk.3)IncubatorBlue Note BLP 5036
BN545-2 (tk.3)DanseroBlue Note 1627, BLP 5036
BN546-2 (tk.6)Stairway To The StarsBlue Note BLP 5036
BN547-2 (tk.3)La Salle-
* Blue Note BLP 5036   Urbie Green - New Faces-New Sounds
* Blue Note 1627   Urbie Green - Skylark / Dansero

1954 (15th anniversary)

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Pee Wee Marquette, announcer.
"Birdland", NYC, 1st set, February 21, 1954
Pee Wee Marquette's intro
tk.1Wee-Dot (alternate take)Blue Note BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46519 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
tk.2Now's The TimeBlue Note 45-1678, BLP 5039, BLP 1522
tk.3Quicksilverrejected
* Blue Note BN-LA473-J2   Art Blakey - Live Messengers
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002, (J) TOCJ-1602   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 3
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note CDP 7 46519 2   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 1
* Blue Note BLP 5039   Art Blakey Quintet - A Night At Birdland, Vol. 3
* Blue Note 45-1678   Art Blakey - Now's The Time, Part 1 & 2

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax #1,3; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Pee Wee Marquette, announcer.
"Birdland", NYC, 2nd set, February 21, 1954
1. tk.4ConfirmationBlue Note BLP 5039, BLP 1522
2. tk.5Once In A WhileBlue Note 45-1656, BLP 5037, BLP 1521
3. tk.6MayrehBlue Note BLP 5038, BLP 1521
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5039   Art Blakey Quintet - A Night At Birdland, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 5037   Art Blakey Quintet - A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 5038   Art Blakey Quintet - A Night At Birdland, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1656   Art Blakey, Clifford Brown - Quicksilver / Once In A While

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown, trumpet #1,3,4; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Pee Wee Marquette, announcer.
"Birdland", NYC, 3rd set, February 21, 1954
1. tk.7Our Delightrejected
2. tk.8If I Had YouBlue Note 45-1657, BLP 5039, BLP 1522
3. tk.9Split KickBlue Note BLP 5037, BLP 1521
4. tk.10Lou's BluesBlue Note (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46520 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002, (J) TOCJ-1602   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 3
* Blue Note BLP 5039   Art Blakey Quintet - A Night At Birdland, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 5037   Art Blakey Quintet - A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1657   Art Blakey, Clifford Brown - Wee-Dot / Art Blakey, Lou Donaldson - If I Had You

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Pee Wee Marquette, announcer.
"Birdland", NYC, 4th set, February 21, 1954
tk.11Wee-Dotrejected
tk.12A Night In TunisiaBlue Note BLP 5038, BLP 1521, (J) BNJ-71106
tk.13Quicksilver (alternate take)Blue Note BLP 1522
tk.14Confirmationrejected
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-71106   Various Artists - Soho Blue
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5038   Art Blakey Quintet - A Night At Birdland, Vol. 2

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Pee Wee Marquette, announcer.: same personnel.
"Birdland", NYC, 5th set, February 21, 1954
tk.15Blues (Improvisation)Blue Note (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46519 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
tk.16The Way You Look TonightBlue Note (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46520 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4
tk.17Wee-DotBlue Note 45-1657, BLP 5038, BLP 1522
tk.18QuicksilverBlue Note 45-1656, BLP 5037, BLP 1521
Lullaby Of Birdland (finale)
* Blue Note BN-LA473-J2   Art Blakey - Live Messengers
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002, (J) TOCJ-1602   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 3
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5038   Art Blakey Quintet - A Night At Birdland, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5037   Art Blakey Quintet - A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1657   Art Blakey, Clifford Brown - Wee-Dot / Art Blakey, Lou Donaldson - If I Had You
* Blue Note 45-1656   Art Blakey, Clifford Brown - Quicksilver / Once In A While

Miles Davis Quartet

Miles Davis, trumpet; Horace Silver, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 6, 1954
BN548-3 tk.4Take-OffBlue Note BLP 5040, BLP 1502, CDP 7 81501 2
BN549-0 tk.6Lazy SusanBlue Note 45-1649, BLP 5040, BLP 1502, CDP 7 81501 2
BN550-0 tk.8The LeapBlue Note 45-1650, BLP 5040, BLP 1502, CDP 7 81501 2
BN551-0 tk.9Well You Needn'tBlue Note 45-1633, BLP 5040, BLP 1502, CDP 7 81501 2
BN552-0 tk.10WeirdoBlue Note 45-1650, BLP 5040, BLP 1502, CDP 7 81501 2
BN553-1 tk.12It Never Entered My MindBlue Note BLP 5040, BLP 1502, BST 89903, CDP 7 81501 2
* Blue Note BLP 1502, BST 81502 (pseudo stereo)   Miles Davis, Volume 2
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume Two - 1949-1959
* Blue Note CDP 7 81501 2   Miles Davis, Volume 1
* Blue Note BLP 5040   Miles Davis, Vol. 3
* Blue Note 45-1649   Miles Davis - Tempus Fugit / Lazy Susan
* Blue Note 45-1650   Miles Davis - The Leap / Weirdo
* Blue Note 45-1633   Miles Davis - Well You Needn't / Donna

Tal Farlow Quartet

Don Arnone, Tal Farlow, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Joe Morello, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 11, 1954
BN554-3 tk.4TinaBlue Note BLP 5042
BN555-1 tk.6Splash-
BN556-1 tk.8Rock 'N' Rye-
BN557-2 tk.12Lover-
BN558-2 tk.15All Through The Night-
BN559-1 tk.17Flamingo-
* Blue Note BLP 5042   Tal Farlow Quartet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95748 2 3   Howard McGhee, Vol. 2 / Tal Farlow Quartet

Jutta Hipp Quintet

Emil Mangelsdorff, alto sax #1,3-6,8; Joki Freund, tenor sax #1,4-8; Jutta Hipp, piano; Hans Kresse, bass; Karl Sanner, drums; Horst Lippmann, supervisor.
Frankfurt/Main, West Germany, April 24, 1954
1.CleopatraBlue Note BLP 5056
2.Don't Worry 'Bout Me-
3.Ghost Of A Chance-
4.I Never Knew (as Mon Petit)-
5.What's New-
6.Blue Skies-
7.Laura-
8.Variations-
* Blue Note BLP 5056, (J) DY-5806-01   Jutta Hipp Quintet - New Faces-New Sounds From Germany

Frank Foster Quintet

Benny Powell, trombone; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Gildo Mahones, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 5, 1954
BN560-2 tk.7Little RedBlue Note BLP 5043
BN561-4 tk.8Gracias-
BN562-0 tk.9How I Spent The Night-
BN562-1 tk.10How I Spent The Night (alternate take)Blue Note 7243 4 95750 2 8
BN563-1 tk.12Blues For BennyBlue Note BLP 5043
BN564-0 tk.13The Heat's On-
BN565-0 tk.14Out Of Nowhere-
* Blue Note BLP 5043   Frank Foster - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note 7243 4 95750 2 8   Here Comes Frank Foster / George Wallington Showcase

Elmo Hope Quintet

Freeman Lee, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1954
BN566-2 tk.3CrazyBlue Note BLP 5044
BN566-3 tk.4Crazy (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2
BN567-3 tk.8Later For YouBlue Note BLP 5044
BN568-1 tk.10Abdullah-
BN569-1 tk.12Chips-
BN570-2 tk.15Maybe So-
BN571-2 tk.18Low Tide-
* Blue Note BLP 5044   Elmo Hope Quintet, Vol. 2 - New Faces-New Sounds
= Vogue (E) LDE 139; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50038   Elmo Hope Quintet
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9271   Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet
= Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2   Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet

George Wallington And His Band

Dave Burns, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax, flute; George Wallington, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Quincy Jones, arranger.
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, May 12, 1954
BN572-3 tk.4SummertimeBlue Note BLP 5045, B-6503
BN572-4 tk.5Summertime (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71003, 7243 4 95750 2 8
BN573-2 tk.8FestivalBlue Note BLP 5045, B-6503
BN573-3 tk.9Festival (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71003
BN574-2 tk.12ChristinaBlue Note BLP 5045
BN575-0 tk.13Frankie And JohnnieBlue Note BLP 5045, B-6503
BN575-1 tk.14Frankie And Johnnie (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71003, 7243 4 95750 2 8
BN576-1 tk.16Baby GrandBlue Note BLP 5045, B-6503
BN577-0 tk.19Bumpkins-
BN577-1 tk.20Bumpkins (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71003, 7243 4 95750 2 8
* Blue Note B-6503   James Moody And His Modernists/George Wallington And His Band - The Beginning And End Of Bop
* Blue Note BLP 5045   George Wallington And His Band
= Blue Note (J) BNJ-71003   George Wallington And His Band - Showcase
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9276   George Wallington And His Band/Hank Mobley Quartet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95750 2 8   Here Comes Frank Foster / George Wallington Showcase

Julius Watkins Sextet

Julius Watkins, French horn; Frank Foster, tenor sax; George Butcher, piano #1,2,4; Perry Lopez, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 8, 1954
1. tk.3Linda DeliaBlue Note 45-1658, BLP 5053
2. tk.6PerpetuationBlue Note BLP 5053
3. tk.7I Have KnownBlue Note 45-1658, BLP 5053
4. tk.8LeeteBlue Note BLP 5053
* Blue Note BLP 5053   Julius Watkins - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9273   Julius Watkins Sextet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95749 2 2   Julius Watkins Sextet, Volumes 1 & 2
* Blue Note 45-1658   Julius Watkins - Linda Delia / I Have Known

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1954
tk.3CaracasBlue Note BLP 5055, BLP 1537
tk.4The Stroller-
tk.6Moe's Bluff-
tk.10After You've GoneBlue Note BLP 5055, (J) BNJ-61008/10
* Blue Note BLP 1537, CDP 7 81537 2   Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BLP 5055   Lou Donaldson Sextet, Vol. 2

The Gil Melle Quartet

Gil Melle, baritone sax; Lou Mecca, guitar; Billy Phillips, bass; Vinnie Thomas, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 5, 1954
tk.4Lullaby Of BirdlandBlue Note BLP 5054
tk.8Ballade For Guitar-
tk.10Metropolitan-
tk.18Newport News-
tk.19Quadrille For Moderns-
tk.20Summertime-
* Blue Note BLP 5054   The Gil Melle Quartet, Vol. 3 - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note 7243 4 95718 2 2   Gil Melle - The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions

Jay Jay Johnson Quintet

Jay Jay Johnson, trombone; Wynton Kelly, piano; Charles Mingus, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; "Sabu" Martinez, congas #1-3,6.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 24, 1954
1. tk.2Too Marvelous For WordsBlue Note BLP 5057, BLP 1505
2. tk.4JayBlue Note 45-1651, BLP 5057, BLP 1505
3. tk.5Old Devil Moon-
4. tk.7It's You Or No OneBlue Note BLP 5057, BLP 1505
5. tk.10Time After TimeBlue Note BLP 5057, BLP 1506
6. tk.11Coffee PotBlue Note BLP 5057, BLP 1505
* Blue Note BLP 1505, BST 81505 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81505 2   The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 1
* Blue Note BLP 1506, BST 81506 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81506 2   The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 2
* Blue Note BLP 5057   The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol. 2
= Vogue (E) LDE 162   The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson
= Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50040   The Eminent J.J. Johnson Quintet, Volume 2
* Blue Note 45-1651   Jay Jay Johnson - Jay / Old Devil Moon

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 13, 1954
tk.3Room 608Blue Note 45-1631, BLP 5058, BLP 1518
tk.6Creepin' In-
tk.8Doodlin'Blue Note 45-1630, BLP 5058, BLP 1518, BST 84325
tk.10Stop TimeBlue Note BLP 5058, BLP 1518
* Blue Note BLP 1518, BST 81518 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46140 2   Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note BST 84325   The Best Of Horace Silver
* Blue Note BLP 5058   Horace Silver Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1631   Horace Silver - Room 608 / Creepin' In
* Blue Note 45-1630, (J) NP-2018   Horace Silver - The Preacher / Doodlin'

Best From The West / A Musical Blindfold Test

Harry Edison, trumpet; Bob Enevoldsen, valve trombone, tenor sax; Herb Geller, alto sax; Lorraine Geller, piano; Joe Mondragon, bass; Larry Bunker, drums; Leonard Feather, director.
Los Angeles, CA, December 31, 1954
tk.1ArcadiaBlue Note BLP 5060
tk.2Santa AnitaBlue Note BLP 5059
tk.5Hooray For Hollywood-
tk.7The Blindfold Test No. 3Blue Note BLP 5060
Conte Candoli, trumpet; John Graas, French horn; Charlie Mariano, alto sax; Marty Paich, piano; Monty Budwig, bass; Stan Levey, drums; Leonard Feather, director.
tk.10Van Nuys Indeed-
tk.12Burbank Bounce-
tk.17Culver CityBlue Note BLP 5059
tk.18The Blindfold Test No. 1-
Conte Candoli, trumpet; Jimmy Giuffre, clarinet, tenor sax; Buddy Collette, alto sax, flute; Clyde Dunn, baritone sax; Gerald Wiggins, piano; Howard Roberts, guitar; Curtis Counce, bass; Stan Levey, drums; Leonard Feather, director.
tk.23Here's PeteBlue Note BLP 5060
tk.25The Blindfold Test No. 2Blue Note BLP 5059
tk.30Santa Monica-
tk.32No Love, No NothingBlue Note BLP 5060
* Blue Note BLP 5060   Leonard Feather - Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5059   Leonard Feather - Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 1