Contemporary Records Discography: 1961-1977

1961 (10th anniversary)

The Barney Kessel Quartet

Marvin Jenkins, piano, flute; Barney Kessel, guitar; Jerry Good, bass; Stan Popper, drums.
Contemporary Records' studio, Los Angeles, CA, January 9 & 10, 1961
Good Li'l ManContemporary M3585
Summertime-
Spanish Scenery-
When Johnny Comes Marching Home-
New Rhumba-
My Man's Gone Now-
My Funny ValentineContemporary M3585, CCD-6022-2
Pedal PointContemporary M3585, FCD-60-021
* Contemporary M3585, S7585; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-970-2   Workin' Out! With The Barney Kessel Quartet
* Contemporary CCD-6022-2   Barney Kessel - Plays For Lovers
* Contemporary FCD-60-021   The Artistry Of Barney Kessel

Helyne Stewart Accompanied By Teddy Edwards' Septet

Jack Sheldon, trumpet; Frank Rosolino, trombone; Art Pepper, alto sax; Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Pete Jolly, piano; Jimmy Bond, bass; Frank Butler, drums; Helyne Stewart, vocals.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 1961
Love Is Here To StayContemporary M3601
The Man I Love-
How Deep Is The Ocean-
My Silent Love-
* Contemporary M3601, S7601; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1020-2   Helyne Stewart - Love Moods

Terry Gibbs' Dream Band

Conte Candoli, Frank Higgins, Al Porcino, Ray Triscari, Stu Williamson, trumpet; Bob Edmondson, Vern Friley, Frank Rosolino, trombone; Charlie Kennedy, Joe Maini, alto sax; Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins, tenor sax; Jack Nimitz, baritone sax; Terry Gibbs, vibes; Pat Moran, piano; Buddy Clark, bass; Mel Lewis, drums; Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers, arranger.
"Summit Club", Hollywood, CA, January 20, 21 & 22, 1961
23453Day In, Day OutVerve MGV 2151
23454Too Close For Comfort-
23455Summit Blues-
23456Nose ConeVerve V 10234, MGV 2151
23457T And SVerve MGV 2151
23458Main Stem-
23473Limerick WaltzVerve V 10234, MGV 2151
23474Ja-DaVerve MGV 2151
23475You Don't Know What Love Is-
23476Sweet Georgia Brown-
24866SleepMercury MG 20704
24867Big Bad Bob-
24868Do You Wanna Jump, Children-
24869Tico Tico-
24870Nature Boy-
24871Pretty Blue Eyes-
24872Jump The Blues Away-
24873The Big Cat-
24874Soft Eyes-
24875Billie's Bounce-
24876I'll Take Romance-
24877It Could Happen To YouMercury unissued
* Verve MGV 2151   The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band
= Contemporary C-7656, CCD-7656-2   Terry Gibbs Dream Band, Volume Four - Main Stem
* Mercury MG 20704, SR 60704   Terry Gibbs - Explosion!
= Contemporary CCD-7657-2   Terry Gibbs Dream Band, Volume 5 - The Big Cat
* Verve V 10234   Terry Gibbs - Nose Cone / Limerick Waltz

Ruth Price With Shelly Manne & His Men

Conte Candoli, trumpet #7; Richie Kamuca, tenor sax #1-4,10,12; Russ Freeman, piano; Chuck Berghofer, bass; Shelly Manne, drums; Ruth Price, vocals.
"Shelly's Manne-Hole", Hollywood, CA, March 3, 4 & 5, 1961
1.I Love YouContemporary M3590
2.They Say It's Spring-
3.Listen Little Girl-
4.Dearly Beloved-
5.I Know Why-
6.Shadrack-
7.Crazy He Calls Me-
8.Nobody Else But Me-
9.Nobody's Heart-
10.All I Do Is Dream Of You-
11.Who Am I-
12.Till The Clouds Roll By / Look For The Silver Lining-
* Contemporary M3590, S7590; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1770, OJCCD-1770-2   Ruth Price With Shelly Manne & His Men At The Manne Hole

Shelly Manne & His Men

Conte Candoli, trumpet; Richie Kamuca, tenor sax; Russ Freeman, piano; Chuck Berghofer, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
"Shelly's Manne-Hole", Hollywood, CA, March 3, 4 & 5, 1961
Love For SaleContemporary M3593/4; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-714-2
How Could It Happen To A Dream-
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise-
The Champ-
On Green Dolphin StreetContemporary M3593/4; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-715-2
What's New-
If I Were A Bell-
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye-
A Gem From Tiffany-
* Contemporary M3593/4, S7593/4   Shelly Manne & His Men At The Manne Hole
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-714-2   Shelly Manne & His Men At The Manne Hole, Vol. 1
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-715-2   Shelly Manne & His Men At The Manne Hole, Vol. 2

Teddy Edwards - Howard McGhee Quintet

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Phineas Newborn Jr., piano; Ray Brown, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, CA, May 15 & 17, 1961
Together AgainContemporary M3588
You Stepped Out Of A Dream-
Up There-
Perhaps-
Misty-
Sandy-
* Contemporary M3588, S7588; Original Jazz Classics OJC-424, OJCCD-424-2   Teddy Edwards, Howard McGhee - Together Again!!!!

Howard McGhee Quartet

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Phineas Newborn Jr., piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 1961
Demon ChaseContemporary M3596
Willow Weep For Me-
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise-
Sunset Eyes-
Maggie's Back In Town-
Summertime-
Brownie Speaks-
* Contemporary M3596, S7596; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-693-2   Howard McGhee - Maggie's Back In Town!!

Joe Gordon Quintet

Joe Gordon, trumpet; Jimmy Woods, alto sax; Dick Whittington, piano; Jimmy Bond, bass; Milt Turner, drums.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, July 11, 12 & 18, 1961
Terra Firma IrmaContemporary M3597
A Song For Richard-
Non-Viennese Waltz Blues-
You're The Only Girl In The Next World For Me-
Co-Op Blues-
Mariana-
Heleen-
Diminishing-
* Contemporary M3597, S7597; Original Jazz Classics OJC-174, OJCCD-1934-2   Joe Gordon - Lookin' Good!

Joy Bryan

Wynton Kelly, piano; Al Viola, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Frank Butler, drums; Joy Bryan, vocals.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 28 & 29, 1961
My RomanceContemporary M3604
Make The Man Love Me-
Almost Like Being In Love-
It Never Entered My Mind-
East Of The Sun-
Aren't You Glad You're You-
My Funny Valentine-
Old Devil Moon-
These Foolish Things-
Everything's Coming Up Roses-
* Contemporary M3604, S7604   Joy Bryan - Make The Man Love Me

Helen Humes

Joe Gordon, trumpet; Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Al Viola, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Frank Butler, drums; Helen Humes, vocals.
Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 28 & 29, 1961
When Day Is DoneContemporary M3598
Home (When Shadows Fall)-
There'll Be Some Changes Made-
Someday My Prince Will Come-
I'm Confessin'-
S'posin'-
Pennies From Heaven-
The Very Thought Of You-
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home-
Solitude-
I Surrender, Dear-
My Blue Heaven-
* Contemporary M3598, S7598; Original Jazz Classics OJC-608, OJCCD-608-2   Helen Humes - Swingin' With Humes

Helyne Stewart Accompanied By Teddy Edwards' Quartet

Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Phineas Newborn Jr., piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Milt Turner, drums; Helyne Stewart, vocals.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, August 21 & 22, 1961
I Hadn't Anyone 'Til YouContemporary M3601
My Heart Belongs To Daddy-
That Old Feeling-
This Love Of Mine-
Why Don't You Do Right-
Easy To Love-
Besame Mucho-
This Can't Be Love-
* Contemporary M3601, S7601; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1020-2   Helyne Stewart - Love Moods

Teddy Edwards Quartet

Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Danny Horton, piano #1-3,6-9; Phineas Newborn Jr., piano #4,5; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Milt Turner, drums.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 24 & 25, 1961
1.Good GravyContemporary M3592
2.Could You Forget-
3.A Stairway To The Stars-
4.A Little Later-
5.On Green Dolphin Street-
6.Just Friends-
7.Laura-
8.Yes, I'll Be Ready-
9.Not So Strange-
* Contemporary M3592, S7592; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-661-2   Teddy Edwards Quartet - Good Gravy!

Jimmy Woods Sextet

Martin Banks, trumpet #1,3,4; Joe Gordon, trumpet #4,5; Jimmy Woods, alto sax; Amos Trice, piano; Jimmy Bond, bass; Milt Turner, drums.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, September 13, 1961
1.AwakeningContemporary M3605
2.Circus-
3.A New Twist-
4.Love For Sale-
5.Anticipation-
* Contemporary M3605, S7605; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1859-2   Jimmy Woods - Awakening!!

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr., piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 1961
CherylContemporary M3600
Manteca-
Lush Life-
Dahoud-
* Contemporary M3600, S7600; Original Jazz Classics OJC-175, OJCCD-175-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. - A World Of Piano!

Shelly Manne & His Men

Conte Candoli, trumpet; Richie Kamuca, tenor sax; Russ Freeman, piano; Chuck Berghofer, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, CA, October 17 & 24, 1961
CheckmateContemporary M3599
The Isolated Pawn-
Cyanide Touch-
The King Swings-
En Passant-
Fireside Eyes-
The Black Knight-
* Contemporary M3599, S7599; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1083-2   Shelly Manne & His Men - Checkmate

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr., piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 1961
OleoContemporary M3600
Juicy Lucy-
For Carl-
Cabu-
Theme For BasieContemporary M3611
New Blues-
Way Out West-
Four-
* Contemporary M3600, S7600; Original Jazz Classics OJC-175, OJCCD-175-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. - A World Of Piano!
* Contemporary M3611, S7611; Original Jazz Classics OJC-388, OJCCD-388-2   The Great Jazz Piano Of Phineas Newborn Jr.

Vernon Duke

Israel Baker, violin; Vernon Duke, piano; Vernon Duke, composer.
released 1961
Sonata In D For Violin And Piano: 1. Poco maestosoContemporary M6007
Sonata In D For Violin And Piano: 2. Allegretto non troppo-
Sonata In D For Violin And Piano: 3. Brilliante E tumultuoso-
Don Christlieb, bassoon; Israel Baker, violin; Vernon Duke, composer.
Etude For Violin And Bassoon-
Natalie Ryshna, piano; Vernon Duke, composer.
Souvenir De Venise (Piano Sonata No. 2): One movement: Grave. Allegro non troppo. Grave.-
same session.
Parisian Suite: A Morning Stroll-
Parisian Suite: An American Girl-
Parisian Suite: Flowers In The Place Madeleine-
Parisian Suite: A Spinster On A Bicycle-
Parisian Suite: Fisherman On The Seine-
Parisian Suite: My Grocer's Dog-
Parisian Suite: Sunday Outing-
Parisian Suite: Cafe Flore Intellectual-
Parisian Suite: An Old Boulevardier-
Parisian Suite: Lovers, Lovers Everywhere-
* Contemporary M6007, S8007   Vernon Duke - Sonata In D For Violin And Piano / Etude For Violin And Bassoon / Souvenir De Venise / Parisian Suite

1962

Jack Marshall - Shelly Manne Duo

Jack Marshall, guitar; Shelly Manne, percussion.
Los Angeles, CA, early 1962
PoincianaContemporary M5006
My Funny Valentine-
The Continental-
By Myself-
Stormy Weather-
Begin The Beguine-
Night And Day-
Makin' Whoopee-
The Piccolino-
I'll Remember April-
The Boy Next Door-
Temptation-
* Contemporary M5006, S6006   Shelly Manne, Jack Marshall - Sounds Unheard Of!

Jimmy Woods Quartet

Jimmy Woods, alto sax; Dick Whittington, piano; Gary Peacock, bass; Milt Turner, drums.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 1962
Not YetContemporary M3605
Roma-
Little Jim-
* Contemporary M3605, S7605; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1859-2   Jimmy Woods - Awakening!!

Teddy Edwards Quartet

Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Gerry Wiggins, organ; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Milt Turner, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, April 24, 1962
Smokin'Contemporary M3606
No Regrets-
Secret Love-
Little Steddy-
Wiggin'-
A Bag Of Blues-
Heart And SoulOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-177-2
* Contemporary M3606, S7606; Original Jazz Classics OJC-177, OJCCD-177-2   Teddy Edwards - Heart & Soul

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire, cornet; Ward Kimball, trombone; George Probert, clarinet, soprano sax; Frank Thomas, piano; Dick Roberts, banjo; Don Kinch, bass, tuba; Eddie Forrest, drums.
"Golden Horseshoe", Disneyland, CA, July 27 & 28, 1962
Anvil StompGood Time Jazz M12049
Muskrat Ramble-
You've Got To See Mamma Ev'ry Night Or You Can't See Mamma At All-
Lassus Trombone-
Coney Island Washboard-
Ja-Da-
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home-
Tiger Rag-
* Good Time Jazz M12049, S10049, GTJCD-10049-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - At Disneyland!

Leroy Vinnegar Quintet

Freddy Hill, trumpet; Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Victor Feldman, piano, vibes; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Ron Jefferson, drums.
Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1962
Hard To FindContemporary M3608
I'll String Along With You-
Subway Grate-
Restin' In Jail-
Motherland-
* Contemporary M3608, S7608; Original Jazz Classics OJC-454, OJCCD-454-2   Leroy Vinnegar Quintet!! - Leroy Walks Again!!

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr., piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Milt Turner, drums.
Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, CA, September 12, 1962
CeliaContemporary M3611
This Here-
Domingo-
Prelude To A Kiss-
Well, You Needn't-
Moon Riverunissued
* Contemporary M3611, S7611; Original Jazz Classics OJC-388, OJCCD-388-2   The Great Jazz Piano Of Phineas Newborn Jr.

Prince Lasha Quintet Featuring Sonny Simmons

Prince Lasha, flute; Sonny Simmons, alto sax; Gary Peacock, left channel bass; Mark Proctor, right channel bass; Gene Stone, drums.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 1962
Congo CallContemporary M3610
Bojangles-
Green And Gold-
Ghost Of The Past-
Red's Mood-
Juanita-
Lost Generation-
A.Y.-
* Contemporary M3610, S7610; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1945-2   Prince Lasha Quintet Featuring Sonny Simmons - The Cry!

Shelly Manne Sextet

Shorty Rogers, flugelhorn, trumpet; Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Victor Feldman, piano, vibes; Al Viola, guitar; Monty Budwig, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 18 & 20, 1962
Hava Nagila (Come Let's Be Happy)Contemporary M3609
Bei Mir Bistu Shein-
Yussel! Yussel!-
Zamar Nodad-
Bokrei Lachish-
Tzena-
Exodus-
De Grine Kuzine-
My Yiddishe Momme-
Orchah Bamidbar (Steps To The Desert)-
Zamar Nodad (single edit)Contemporary CCD-7609-2
Exodus (single edit)-
Tzena (single edit)-
Hava Nagila (single edit)-
* Contemporary M3609, S7609   Shelly Manne - My Son The Jazz Drummer!
= Contemporary CCD-7609-2   Shelly Manne - Steps To The Desert

1963

Leroy Vinnegar Sextet

Freddy Hill, trumpet; Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Roy Ayers, vibes; Mike Melvoin, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Milt Turner, drums.
Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, CA, March 5, 1963
Down UnderContemporary M3608
For Carl-
Wheelin' And Dealin'-
* Contemporary M3608, S7608; Original Jazz Classics OJC-454, OJCCD-454-2   Leroy Vinnegar Quintet!! - Leroy Walks Again!!

Jimmy Woods Sextet Featuring Elvin Jones

Carmell Jones, trumpet; Jimmy Woods, alto sax; Harold Land, tenor sax; Andrew Hill as Andrew Hille, piano; George Tucker, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, March 25 & 26, 1963
ConflictContemporary M3612
Coming Home-
Aim-
Apart Together-
Look To Your Heart-
Pazmuerte-
Conflict (alternate take 5)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1954-2
Aim (alternate take 43)-
Look To Your Heart (alternate take 39)-
* Contemporary M3612, S7612; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1954-2   Jimmy Woods Sextet Featuring Elvin Jones - Conflict

Clancy Hayes Band

Bill Napier, clarinet; Ralph Sutton, piano; Clancy Hayes, banjo, guitar, vocals; Bob Short, bass, tuba.
Los Angeles, CA, 1963
When You And I Were Young Maggie BluesGood Time Jazz M12050
Willie The Weeper-
Honeysuckle Rose-
Limehouse Blues-
Wolverine Blues-
Pud Brown, clarinet; Jess Stacy, piano; Clancy Hayes, banjo, guitar, vocals; Bob Short, bass, tuba; Shelly Manne, drums.
You Took Advantage Of MeGood Time Jazz 45101, M12050
Dancing FoolGood Time Jazz M12050
After You've Gone-
Oceana RollGood Time Jazz 45101, M12050
Waitin' For The Evenin' MailGood Time Jazz M12050
Ain't She Sweet-
* Good Time Jazz M12050, S10050, GTJCD-10050-2   Clancy Hayes - Swingin' Minstrel
* Good Time Jazz 45101   Clancy Hayes - Oceana Roll / You Took Advantage Of Me

Jesse Fuller

Jesse Fuller, guitar, harmonica, kazoo, vocals.
Los Angeles, CA, 1963
San Francisco Bay BluesGood Time Jazz 45100, M12051
Jesse's New Midnight Special-
Morning BluesGood Time Jazz M12051
Little Black Train-
Midnight Cold-
Whoa Mule-
John Henry-
I Got A Mind To Ramble-
Crazy About A Woman-
Where Could I Go But To The Lord-
Stealin' Back To My Old Time Used To Be-
Brownskin Girl (I've Got My Eye On You)-
* Good Time Jazz M12051; Original Blues Classics OBC-537, OBCCD-537-2   Jesse Fuller - San Francisco Bay Blues
* Good Time Jazz 45100   Jesse Fuller - Jesse's New Midnight Special / San Francisco Bay Blues

1964

Hampton Hawes Trio

Hampton Hawes, piano; Monk Montgomery, bass; Steve Ellington, drums.
Contemporary Records' studio, Los Angeles, CA, February 17, 1964
Vierd BluesContemporary M3614
The Green Leaves Of Summer-
Ill Wind-
St. Thomas-
Secret Love-
Blue Skies-
The More I See You-
G.K. Blues-
* Contemporary M3614, S7614; Original Jazz Classics OJC-476, OJCCD-476-2   Hampton Hawes - The Green Leaves Of Summer

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr., piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Frank Butler, drums.
Contemporary Records' studio, Los Angeles, CA, April 1, 1964
A Walkin' ThingContemporary M3615
Double Play-
The Sermon (Left Hand Only)-
Diane-
The Blessing-
Grooveyard-
Blue Daniel-
Hard To Find-
Pazmuerte-
Be Deedle Dee Do-
Good Lil' ManOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-270-2
Be Deedle Dee Do (alternate take)-
* Contemporary M3615, S7615; Original Jazz Classics OJC-270, OJCCD-270-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio - The Newborn Touch

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire, cornet; Ward Kimball, trombone; George Probert, clarinet, soprano sax; Frank Thomas, piano; Dick Roberts, banjo; Don Kinch, bass, tuba; Eddie Forrest, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, April 20 & 26, May 18 & June 1, 1964
Fire!Good Time Jazz M12052
Keep The Home Fires Burning (Till The Boys Come Home)-
Flamin' MamieGood Time Jazz 45102, M12052
Hot Lips-
Smoky MokesGood Time Jazz M12052
The Midnight Fire Alarm-
Fireman, Save My Child-
A Hot Time In The Old Town-
Smokey The Bear-
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire (I Just Want To Start A Flame In Your Heart)-
Oh Sister, Ain't That Hot!-
Firehouse Stomp-
* Good Time Jazz M12052, S10052, GTJCD-10052-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Goes To A Fire!
* Good Time Jazz 45102   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Flamin' Mamie / Hot Lips

1965

Hampton Hawes Trio

Hampton Hawes, piano; Chuck Israels, bass; Donald Bailey, drums.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, May 12, 1965
Fly Me To The MoonContemporary M3616
What Kind Of Fool Am I-
The Girl From Ipanema-
Rhonda-
Dear Heart-
People-
Chim Chim Cher-ee-
The Days Of Wine And Roses-
* Contemporary M3616, S7616; Original Jazz Classics OJC-178, OJCCD-178-2   Hampton Hawes Trio - Here And Now

1966 (15th anniversary)

Hampton Hawes Trio

Hampton Hawes, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Donald Bailey, drums.
"Mitchell's Studio Club", Los Angeles, CA, April 30 & May 1, 1966
The SeanceContemporary S7621
Oleo-
Easy Street-
Suddenly I Thought Of You-
For Heaven's Sake-
My Romance-
I'm All SmilesContemporary S7631
Manha De Carnaval-
Spring Is Here-
The Shadow Of Your Smile-
Searchin'-
* Contemporary S7621; Original Jazz Classics OJC-455, OJCCD-455-2   Hampton Hawes - The Seance
* Contemporary S7631; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-796-2   Hampton Hawes - I'm All Smiles

1967

Prince Lasha - Sonny Simmons Quintet

Prince Lasha, alto sax, flute, alto clarinet; Sonny Simmons, alto sax, English horn; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Buster Williams, bass; Charles Moffett, drums.
Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, CA, September 28 & 29, 1967
The Island SongContemporary S7617
Psalms Of Solomon-
Prelude To Bird-
The Loved Ones-
Firebirds-
* Contemporary S7617; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1822-2   Prince Lasha & Sonny Simmons - Firebirds

1968

Franz Schubert -- Frederick Marvin

Frederick Marvin, piano; Franz Schubert, composer; Vernon Duke, editor.
Contemporary Records' studio, Los Angeles, CA, released 1968
Sonata In F Sharp Minor, DV.570/571: 1. Allegro ModeratoSFM S2011
Sonata In F Sharp Minor, DV.570/571: 2. Scherzo. (Allegro Vivace)-
Sonata In F Sharp Minor, DV.570/571: 3. Allegro-
Fantasie In C, DV.605-
Minuett In D, DV.336-
Adagio In G, DV.178-
Allegretto In C, DV.346-
* SFM S2011   Franz Schubert - Unfinished Piano Sonata & Other Posthumous Piano Works -- Frederick Marvin

1969

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr., piano; Ray Brown, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, CA, February 12 & 13, 1969
Please Send Me Someone To LoveContemporary S7622
Rough Ridin'-
Come Sunday-
Brentwood Blues-
He's A Real Gone Guy-
Black Coffee-
Little Niles-
Stay On It-
same session.
Harlem BluesContemporary S7634
Sweet And Lovely-
Little Girl Blue-
Ray's Idea-
Stella By Starlight-
Tenderly-
Cookin' At The Continental-
* Contemporary S7622; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-947-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. - Please Send Me Someone To Love
* Contemporary S7634; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-662-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. - Harlem Blues

Barney Kessel Quartet

Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Barney Kessel, guitar; Chuck Domanico, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, March 12, 1969
Moving UpContemporary S7618, FCD-60-021
Blue GrassContemporary S7618
This Guy's In Love With YouContemporary S7618, CCD-6022-2
Blues Up, Down And All AroundContemporary S7618
The Sounds Of Silence-
Two Note Samba-
* Contemporary S7618; Original Jazz Classics OJC-179, OJCCD-1043-2   Barney Kessel - Feeling Free
* Contemporary FCD-60-021   The Artistry Of Barney Kessel
* Contemporary CCD-6022-2   Barney Kessel - Plays For Lovers

Huey Simmons Sextet

Barbara Donald, trumpet; Sonny Simmons, alto sax; Michael Cohen, piano; Bill Pickens, Jerry Sealand, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, July 31 & August 1, 1969
RumasumaContemporary S7623
Back To The Apple-
Reincarnation-
For Posterity-
* Contemporary S7623   Huey Simmons - Rumasuma

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire, cornet; Don Kinch, trumpet; Ward Kimball, trombone; George Probert, soprano sax; K.O. Eckland, piano; Bill Newman, banjo, guitar; George Bruns, bass, tuba; Eddie Forrest, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, October 6, 1969
Walk Right InGood Time Jazz S10054
Stranger On The Shore-
Barney Google-
* Good Time Jazz S10054, GTJCD-10054-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Twenty Years Later

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire, cornet; Don Kinch, trumpet; Ward Kimball, trombone; George Probert, soprano sax; K.O. Eckland, piano; Bill Newman, banjo, guitar; George Bruns, bass, tuba; Eddie Forrest, drums.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 1969
Yellow Dog BluesGood Time Jazz S10054
Petite Fleur-
Java-
* Good Time Jazz S10054, GTJCD-10054-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Twenty Years Later

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire, cornet; Don Kinch, trumpet; Ward Kimball, trombone; George Probert, soprano sax; Tom Kubis, John Smith, soprano sax #1; K.O. Eckland, piano; Bill Newman, banjo, guitar; George Bruns, bass, tuba; Eddie Forrest, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, October 8, 1969
1.High SocietyGood Time Jazz S10054
2.Hello, Dolly!-
3.Midnight In Moscow-
4.Martinique-
* Good Time Jazz S10054, GTJCD-10054-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Twenty Years Later

Firehouse Five Plus Two

Danny Alguire, cornet; Don Kinch, trumpet; Ward Kimball, trombone; George Probert, soprano sax; K.O. Eckland, piano; Bill Newman, banjo, guitar; George Bruns, bass, tuba; Eddie Forrest, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, October 8 or 7 or 6, 1969
MameGood Time Jazz 45103, S10054
Winchester Cathedral-
* Good Time Jazz S10054, GTJCD-10054-2   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Twenty Years Later
* Good Time Jazz 45103   Firehouse Five Plus Two - Mame / Winchester Cathedral

Shelly Manne Quintet

Gary Barone, trumpet; John Gross, tenor sax; Peter Robinson, piano; Joony Booth, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
December 11 & 12, 1969
River RunningContemporary S7624
Silent Voices-
High-Flying Phillis-
Steve-
For Bean-
Don't Know-
* Contemporary S7624   Shelly Manne - Outside

1970

Shelly Manne Sextet

Gary Barone, trumpet, flugelhorn; John Gross, tenor sax; Mike Wofford, electric piano; John Morell, guitar; Roland Haynes, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
"Ronnie Scott's Club", London, England, July 30 & 31, 1970
Three On A MatchContemporary S7629
Once Again-
Big Oak Basin-
Illusion-
Don't Know-
* Contemporary S7629; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-773-2   Shelly Manne - Alive In London

Huey Simmons

Barbara Donald, trumpet #1,3,4,6; Huey Simmons, tenor, alto sax, English horn; Michael White, violin #1,3-6; Lonnie Liston Smith, piano #2,5; Richard Davis, left channel bass; Cecil McBee, right channel bass #1,3-6; Clifford Jarvis, drums.
Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA, November 24, 1970
1.Burning Spirits No. 1Contemporary S7625/6
2.New Newk-
3.Healing Rays-
4.Burning Spirits No. 2-
5.Things And Beings-
6.E = Mc2-
* Contemporary S7625/6, CCD-7625/26-2   Huey Simmons - Burning Spirits

Woody Shaw

Woody Shaw, trumpet; Gary Bartz, left channel alto, soprano sax; Bennie Maupin, right channel tenor sax, bass clarinet, flute; George Cables, piano, electric piano; Ron Carter, left channel bass #2-6; Clint Houston, right channel bass #1,2,4-6; Lenny White, drums.
A&R Studios, NYC, December 8 & 9, 1970
1.Blackstone LegacyContemporary S7627/8
2.Think On Me-
3.Lost And Found-
4.New World-
5.Boo-Ann's Grand-
6.A Deed For Dolphy-
* Contemporary S7627/8, CCD-7627/28-2   Woody Shaw - Blackstone Legacy

1972 (21th anniversary)

Woody Shaw Sextet

Woody Shaw, trumpet; Ramon Morris, tenor sax #1,3; Bennie Maupin, tenor sax #2; Emanuel Boyd, tenor sax, flute; George Cables, piano, electric piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Woodrow Theus II, drums, percussion.
Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, CA, September 15 & 18, 1972
1.Song Of SongsContemporary S7632
2.The Goat And The Archer-
3.Love: For The One You Can't Have-
4.The Awakening-
* Contemporary S7632; Original Jazz Classics OJC-180, OJCCD-1893-2   Woody Shaw - Song Of Songs

1975

The Poll Winners

Barney Kessel, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, July 12, 1975
CaravanContemporary S7635
Someday My Prince Will Come-
Blue Boy-
Laura-
Two Cents-
One Foot Off The Curb-
* Contemporary S7635; Original Jazz Classics OJC-409, OJCCD-409-2   The Poll Winners - Straight Ahead

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto sax; Hampton Hawes, piano, electric piano; Charlie Haden, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1975
OpheliaContemporary S7633
Here's That Rainy Day-
What Laurie Likes-
Mr. Yohe-
Lost Life-
Samba Mom Mom-
Samba Mom Mom (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-408-2
* Contemporary S7633; Original Jazz Classics OJC-408, OJCCD-408-2   Art Pepper - Living Legend

1976 (25th anniversary)

Hampton Hawes Quartet

Hampton Hawes, piano; Denny Diaz, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Al Williams, drums.
"Douglas Beach House", Half Moon Bay, CA, June 10, 1976
BD & DS BluesContemporary CCD-14072-2
Pablito-
Sunny-
Nice Meanderings-
St. Thomas-
Fly Me To The Moon-
* Contemporary CCD-14072-2   Hampton Hawes - Something Special

Art Farmer Quintet

Art Farmer, flugelhorn; Art Pepper, alto sax #1; Hampton Hawes, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Steve Ellington, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 1976
1.Namely YouContemporary S7636
2.I Can't Get Started-
* Contemporary S7636; Original Jazz Classics OJC-478, OJCCD-478-2   Art Farmer - On The Road

Art Farmer Quintet

Art Farmer, flugelhorn; Art Pepper, alto sax #1; Hampton Hawes, piano; Ray Brown, bass #1; Steve Ellington, drums #1.
Los Angeles, CA, July 28, 1976
1.DownwindContemporary S7636
2.My Funny Valentine-
* Contemporary S7636; Original Jazz Classics OJC-478, OJCCD-478-2   Art Farmer - On The Road

Hampton Hawes Trio

Hampton Hawes, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 1976
Killing Me Softly With His SongContemporary S7637
Soul Sign EightContemporary S7637; Prestige PRCD-11015-2
SunnyContemporary S7637
Morning-
Blue In Green-
When I Grow Too Old To Dream-
* Contemporary S7637; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-877-2   Hampton Hawes At The Piano
* Prestige PRCD-11015-2   Hampton Hawes - Blues The Most

Art Farmer Quintet

Art Farmer, flugelhorn; Art Pepper, alto sax; Hampton Hawes, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 16, 1976
What Am I Here ForContemporary S7636
Will You Still Be Mine-
* Contemporary S7636; Original Jazz Classics OJC-478, OJCCD-478-2   Art Farmer - On The Road

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto sax; George Cables, piano; David Williams, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, September 15 & 16, 1976
The TripContemporary S7638
The Trip (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-410-2
A Song For RichardContemporary S7638
Sweet Love Of Mine-
Junior Cat-
The Summer Knows-
Red Car-
* Contemporary S7638; Original Jazz Classics OJC-410, OJCCD-410-2   Art Pepper - The Trip

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio

Phineas Newborn Jr., piano; Ray Brown, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, CA, September 17 & 18, 1976
Sugar RayContemporary C-7648
Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)-
Watch What Happens-
No Moon At All-
Back Home-
On Green Dolphin Street-
Pamela-
Love For Sale-
* Contemporary C-7648; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-971-2   Phineas Newborn Jr. - Back Home

1977

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto sax; George Cables, piano; Tony Dumas, bass; Carl Burnett, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, May 26, 1977
Rita-SanContemporary S7639
Ballad Of The Sad Young Men-
My Laurie-
Mambo De La Pinta-
No LimitOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-411-2
* Contemporary S7639; Original Jazz Classics OJC-411, OJCCD-411-2   Art Pepper - No Limit

Chico Freeman Quintet

Chico Freeman, tenor sax, flute; Hilton Ruiz, piano; Joony Booth, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; Jumma Santos, percussion.
Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 22 & 23, 1977
Two Over OneContemporary S7640
Beyond The Rain-
Excerpts-
My One And Only Love-
Pepe's Samba-
* Contemporary S7640; Original Jazz Classics OJC-479, OJCCD-479-2   Chico Freeman - Beyond The Rain

Ray Brown Trio

Cedar Walton, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, June 22, 1977
Ojos De RojoContemporary S7641
Slippery-
For All We Knowunissued
* Contemporary S7641; Original Jazz Classics OJC-412, OJCCD-412-2   Ray Brown - Something For Lester

Ray Brown Trio

Cedar Walton, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 1977
Something In CommonContemporary S7641
Sister Sadie-
* Contemporary S7641; Original Jazz Classics OJC-412, OJCCD-412-2   Ray Brown - Something For Lester

Ray Brown Trio

Cedar Walton, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, June 24, 1977
Love Walked InContemporary S7641
Georgia On My Mind-
Little Girl Blue-
* Contemporary S7641; Original Jazz Classics OJC-412, OJCCD-412-2   Ray Brown - Something For Lester

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto, tenor sax, clarinet; George Cables, piano; George Mraz, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 1st set (first show), July 28, 1977
spoken introduction
Blues For HeardOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-694-2
spoken introduction
Scrapple From The AppleOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2
spoken introduction
But BeautifulContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, LP 7643
spoken introduction
My Friend JohnContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, LP 7642
spoken introduction
CherokeeContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
Blues For Heard-
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary LP 7643, S-7643; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-695-2   Art Pepper - Friday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary LP 7642, S-7642; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-694-2   Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2   Art Pepper - More For Les - At The Village Vanguard, Volume Four
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto, tenor sax, clarinet; George Cables, piano; George Mraz, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same personnel.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 2nd set (second show), July 28, 1977
spoken introduction
For FreddieContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
Valse TristeContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, LP 7642
spoken introduction
Live At The VanguardContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
CaravanContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
Blues For Heard-
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary LP 7642, S-7642; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-694-2   Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto, tenor sax, clarinet; George Cables, piano; George Mraz, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same personnel.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 3rd set (third show), July 28, 1977
spoken introduction
Over The RainbowContemporary C-7650
spoken introduction
The TripContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, LP 7644
Blues For LesContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, LP 7642
A Night In TunisiaOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-695-2
* Contemporary C-7650; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2   Art Pepper - More For Les - At The Village Vanguard, Volume Four
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary LP 7644, S-7644; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-696-2   Art Pepper - Saturday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary LP 7642, S-7642; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-694-2   Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-695-2   Art Pepper - Friday Night At The Village Vanguard

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto, tenor sax, clarinet; George Cables, piano; George Mraz, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same personnel.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 1st set (fourth show), July 29, 1977
spoken introduction
No LimitContemporary C-7650
spoken introduction
Valse TristeContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
My Friend JohnContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
You Go To My HeadContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, LP 7644
Cherokee-
Blues For HeardContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
* Contemporary C-7650; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2   Art Pepper - More For Les - At The Village Vanguard, Volume Four
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary LP 7644, S-7644; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-696-2   Art Pepper - Saturday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto, tenor sax, clarinet; George Cables, piano; George Mraz, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same personnel.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 2nd set (fifth show), July 29, 1977
count-off / Blues For HeardContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
AnthropologyContemporary (J) VDP-2043/46
These Foolish ThingsContemporary C-7650
For FreddieContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
Blues For Heard-
* Contemporary C-7650; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2   Art Pepper - More For Les - At The Village Vanguard, Volume Four
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions
* Contemporary (J) VDP-2043/46   Art Pepper - The Village Vanguard Collection

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto, tenor sax, clarinet; George Cables, piano; George Mraz, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same personnel.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 3rd set (sixth show), July 29, 1977
spoken introduction
Las Cuevas De MarioContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
Stella By StarlightContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
GoodbyeContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
Vanguard MaxContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
Blues For Heard-
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto, tenor sax, clarinet; George Cables, piano; George Mraz, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same personnel.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 1st set (seventh show), July 30, 1977
count-off / Vanguard MaxContemporary (J) VDP-2043/46
spoken introduction
Las Cuevas De MarioContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, LP 7643
spoken introduction
GoodbyeContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, LP 7642
spoken introduction
For FreddieOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-696-2
Blues For HeardContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary LP 7643, S-7643; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-695-2   Art Pepper - Friday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary LP 7642, S-7642; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-694-2   Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary (J) VDP-2043/46   Art Pepper - The Village Vanguard Collection
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-696-2   Art Pepper - Saturday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto, tenor sax, clarinet; George Cables, piano; George Mraz, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same personnel.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 2nd set (eighth show), July 30, 1977
announcement / false start
My Friend JohnContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
spoken introduction
More For LesContemporary C-7650
CherokeeContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
Blues For Heard-
* Contemporary C-7650; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-697-2   Art Pepper - More For Les - At The Village Vanguard, Volume Four
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, alto, tenor sax, clarinet; George Cables, piano; George Mraz, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same personnel.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 3rd set (ninth show), July 30, 1977
count-off / For FreddieContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
More For Les-
CaravanContemporary (J) GXH-3009/11, LP 7643
Labyrinth-
My Friend JohnContemporary 9CCD-4417-2
* Contemporary (J) GXH-3009/11   Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary LP 7643, S-7643; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-695-2   Art Pepper - Friday Night At The Village Vanguard
* Contemporary 9CCD-4417-2   Art Pepper - The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper, tenor sax; George Cables, piano; Michael Formanek, bass; Eddie Marshall, drums.
San Francisco, CA, August 6 & 8, 1977
Blue BossaContemporary CCD-14086-2
Art Meets Mr. Beautiful-
Here's That Rainy Day-
Samba Mom Mom-
* Contemporary CCD-14086-2   Art Pepper - San Francisco Samba