Metronome All-Stars Catalog

1939

The Metronome All-Star Bands  (RCA Camden CAL-426)

Bunny Berigan, Sonny Dunham, trumpet; Charlie Spivak, trumpet #1; Harry James, trumpet #2; Tommy Dorsey, Jack Teagarden, trombone; Benny Goodman, clarinet; Hymie Schertzer, alto sax; Eddie Miller, Arthur Rollini, tenor sax; Bob Zurke, piano; Carmen Mastren, guitar; Bob Haggart, bass; Ray Bauduc, drums.
NYC, January 11 & 12, 1939
1. 031445-2Blue Lou
2. 031446-1The Blues
Ziggy Elman, Harry James, Cootie Williams, trumpet; Tommy Dorsey, J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Benny Goodman, clarinet; Benny Carter, Toots Mondello, alto sax; Tex Beneke, Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Count Basie, piano; Charlie Christian, guitar; Artie Bernstein, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
NYC, January 16, 1941
060331-1Bugle Call Rag
060332-1One O'Clock Jump
Sonny Berman, Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Neal Hefti, Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, trumpet; Will Bradley, Tommy Dorsey, Bill Harris, J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Herbie Fields, Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Georgie Auld, Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Teddy Wilson, piano; Billy Bauer, Tiny Grimes, guitar; Chubby Jackson, bass; Dave Tough, drums; Sy Oliver, conductor.
NYC, January 15, 1946
D6VC5026-1Look Out
Sonny Berman, Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Neal Hefti, trumpet; Tommy Dorsey, Bill Harris, J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Herbie Fields, Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Georgie Auld, Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Red Norvo, vibes; Teddy Wilson, piano; Billy Bauer, Tiny Grimes, guitar; Chubby Jackson, bass; Dave Tough, drums; Duke Ellington, conductor.
D6VC5027-2Metronome All-Out
Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Charlie Ventura, tenor sax; Ernie Caceres, baritone sax; Lennie Tristano, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Eddie Safranski, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
RCA Studios, NYC, January 3, 1949
D9VB0021-1Overtime (shorter take)
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Charlie Ventura, tenor sax; Lennie Tristano, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Eddie Safranski, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
D9VB0022-1Victory Ball (shorter take)
** also issued on RCA Camden (E) CDN-112.

1940

The Swing Era Metronome All-Stars  (Harmony HL 7044)

Ziggy Elman, Harry James, Charlie Spivak, trumpet; Jack Jenney, Jack Teagarden, trombone; Benny Goodman, clarinet; Benny Carter, Toots Mondello, alto sax; Charlie Barnet, Eddie Miller, tenor sax; Jess Stacy, piano; Charlie Christian, guitar; Bob Haggart, bass; Gene Krupa, drums.
NYC, February 7, 1940
26489-AKing Porter Stomp
Harry James, trumpet; Jack Teagarden, trombone; Benny Goodman, clarinet; Benny Carter, alto sax; Eddie Miller, tenor sax; Jess Stacy, piano; Charlie Christian, guitar; Bob Haggart, bass; Gene Krupa, drums.
26490-AAll Star Strut
Roy Eldridge, Harry James, Cootie Williams, trumpet; J.C. Higginbotham, Lou McGarity, trombone; Benny Goodman, clarinet; Benny Carter, Toots Mondello, alto sax; Tex Beneke, Vido Musso, tenor sax; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; Milt Hinton as Doc Goldberg, bass; Gene Krupa, drums.
NYC, December 31, 1941
32079-2Royal Flush
32080-1Dear Old Southland
Cootie Williams, trumpet; J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Benny Goodman, clarinet; Benny Carter, alto sax; Charlie Barnet, tenor sax; Count Basie, piano; Alvino Rey, guitar; John Kirby, bass; Gene Krupa, drums.
NYC, January 16, 1942
32261-1I Got Rhythm
Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Nat King Cole, piano #1, piano, vocals #2; Bob Ahern, guitar; Eddie Safranski, bass; Buddy Rich, drums; Frank Sinatra, vocals #1; June Christy, vocals #2.
NYC, December 17, 1946
1. CO37177Sweet Lorraine
2. CO37178Nat Meets June
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Lee Konitz, alto sax; Stan Getz, tenor sax; Serge Chaloff, baritone sax; Lennie Tristano, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Eddie Safranski, bass; Max Roach, drums.
NYC, January 10, 1950
CO42629-1Double Date
CO42630-1No Figs

1941

Metronome All Star Band - Royal Flush / Metronome All Star Leaders - I Got Rhythm  (Columbia 36499)

Roy Eldridge, Harry James, Cootie Williams, trumpet; J.C. Higginbotham, Lou McGarity, trombone; Benny Goodman, clarinet; Benny Carter, Toots Mondello, alto sax; Tex Beneke, Vido Musso, tenor sax; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; Milt Hinton as Doc Goldberg, bass; Gene Krupa, drums.
NYC, December 31, 1941
32079-1Royal Flush
Cootie Williams, trumpet; J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Benny Goodman, clarinet; Benny Carter, alto sax; Charlie Barnet, tenor sax; Count Basie, piano; Alvino Rey, guitar; John Kirby, bass; Gene Krupa, drums.
NYC, January 16, 1942
32261-2I Got Rhythm
** also issued on Columbia 20317; Parlophone R-2967.

1947

The Metronome All Stars, The International Jazzmen, The Just Jazz All Stars - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 6 - All Star Sessions  (Capitol M-11031)

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Bill Harris, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Nat King Cole, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Eddie Safranski, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
RKO Pathe Studios, NYC, December 21, 1947
2933-4Leap Here
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Bill Harris, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Nat King Cole, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Eddie Safranski, bass; Buddy Rich, drums; + Buddy Childers, Ken Hanna, Al Porcino, Ray Wetzel, trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes, trombone; Bart Varsalona, bass trombone; Art Pepper, George Weidler, alto sax; Bob Cooper, Warner Weidler, tenor sax; Bob Gioga, baritone sax; Shelly Manne, drums.
2934-4Metronome Riff
Miles Davis, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; John LaPorta, clarinet; Lee Konitz, alto sax; Stan Getz, tenor sax; Serge Chaloff, baritone sax; Terry Gibbs, vibes; George Shearing, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Eddie Safranski, bass; Max Roach, drums.
NYC, January 23, 1951
6253Local 802 Blues

1949

Various Artists - The Be-Bop Era  (RCA Victor LPV-519)

Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Charlie Ventura, tenor sax; Ernie Caceres, baritone sax; Lennie Tristano, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Eddie Safranski, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
RCA Studios, NYC, January 3, 1949
D9VC0021-2Overtime (longer take)
D9VC0022-3Victory Ball (longer take)

Various Artists - Great Jazz Reeds  (RCA Camden CAL-339)

Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Charlie Ventura, tenor sax; Ernie Caceres, baritone sax; Lennie Tristano, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Eddie Safranski, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.: same session.
RCA Studios, NYC, January 3, 1949
D9VB0022-2Victory Ball (alternate take)

1951

Various Artists - The History Of Jazz, Vol. 4 - Enter The Cool  (Capitol T-796)

Miles Davis, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; John LaPorta, clarinet; Lee Konitz, alto sax; Stan Getz, tenor sax; Serge Chaloff, baritone sax; Terry Gibbs, vibes; George Shearing, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Eddie Safranski, bass; Max Roach, drums.
NYC, January 23, 1951
6252Early Spring

1953

Billy Eckstine Sings - The Great Mr. B. With A Beat  (MGM E-3176)

Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; John LaPorta, clarinet; Warne Marsh, Lester Young, tenor sax; Terry Gibbs, vibes; Teddy Wilson, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Eddie Safranski, bass; Max Roach, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocals.
NYC, July 9, 1953
53S507How High The Moon, Part 1
53S508How High The Moon, Part 2
53S509St. Louis Blues, Part 1
53S510St. Louis Blues, Part 2

1956

Metronome All-Stars 1956  (Clef MGC 743)

Thad Jones, trumpet; Eddie Bert, trombone; Tony Scott, clarinet; Lee Konitz, alto sax; Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Serge Chaloff, baritone sax; Teddy Charles, vibes; Billy Taylor, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; Charles Mingus, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
NYC, June 18, 1956
2860-1Billie's Bounce
** also issued on Verve MGV 8030.