Prestige Records Discography: 1941-1948

1943

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Harold Baker, Wallace Jones, Ray Nance, Rex Stewart, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, trombone; Juan Tizol, valve trombone; Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Chauncey Haughton, tenor sax, clarinet; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Junior Raglin, bass; Sonny Greer, drums; Betty Roche, vocal.

"Carnegie Hall", NYC, January 23, 1943

The Star Spangled BannerPrestige 2PCD-34004-2
Black And Tan FantasyPrestige P-34004
Rockin' In Rhythm-
Moon Mist-
Jumpin' Punkins-
Portrait Of Bert Williams-
(Portrait Of) Bojangles-
Portrait Of Florence Mills (as Black Beauty)-
Ko-Ko-
Dirge-
Stomp (Johnny Come Lately)-
Are You Stickin'-
Black (first movement of Black, Brown And Beige)-
Brown, Beige (second and third movements of Black, Brown And Beige)-
Bakiff-
Jack The Bear-
Blue Belles Of Harlem-
Cotton Tail-
Day Dream-
Boy Meets Horn-
Rose Of The Rio Grande-
Don't Get Around Much Anymore-
Goin' Up-
Mood Indigo-

* Prestige P-34004   The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts, January, 1943   1977
= Prestige 2PCD-34004-2   -   1991

1944

Walter "Foots" Thomas And His Jump Cats

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Budd Johnson, clarinet, tenor sax; Walter Thomas, alto, tenor sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Clyde Hart, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.

NYC, April 1, 1944

8125ABroke But HappyJoe Davis 8125; Prestige PRST 7584
8125B-4Blues On The Delta-
8126A-5Jumpin' With JudyJoe Davis 8126; Prestige PRST 7584
8126B-3Blues On The Bayou-

* Prestige PRST 7584   The Walter "Foots" Thomas All Stars   1968
* Joe Davis 8125   Walter Thomas - Broke But Happy / Blues On The Delta   1944
* Joe Davis 8126   Walter Thomas - Jumpin' With Judy / Blues On The Bayou   1944

Walter Thomas And His All Stars

Jonah Jones, trumpet; Eddie Barefield, clarinet, alto sax; Hilton Jefferson, alto sax; Coleman Hawkins, Walter Thomas, tenor sax; Clyde Hart, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.

NYC, October 11, 1944

8127A-6In The Hush Of The NightJoe Davis 8127; Prestige PRST 7584, PRCD-24124-2
8127B-3 | 8006Out To LunchJoe Davis 8127; Jazz Selection (F) JS 513; Prestige PRST 7584, PRCD-24124-2
8128A-3Every Man For HimselfJoe Davis 8128; Prestige PRST 7584, PRCD-24124-2
8128B-4Look Out Jack-

* Prestige PRST 7584   The Walter "Foots" Thomas All Stars   1968
* Prestige PRCD-24124-2   Coleman Hawkins - Bean & The Boys   1993
* Joe Davis 8127   Walter Thomas - In The Hush Of The Night / Out To Lunch   1945
* Jazz Selection (F) JS 513   Bill Coleman, Don Byas - Bill Coleman Blues / Coleman Hawkins - Out To Lunch
* Joe Davis 8128   Walter Thomas - Every Man For Himself / Look Out Jack   1945

Coleman Hawkins Quartet

Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Edward "Bass" Robinson, bass; Denzil Best, drums.

NYC, October 19, 1944

On The BeanJoe Davis 8251; Prestige PRST 7824, PRCD-24124-2; Milestone M-47015
Recollections-
Flyin' HawkJoe Davis 8250; Prestige PRST 7824, PRCD-24124-2; Milestone M-47015
Drifting On A Reed-

* Prestige PRST 7824   Coleman Hawkins - Bean And The Boys   1970
* Milestone M-47015   Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies   1973
* Prestige PRCD-24124-2   Coleman Hawkins - Bean & The Boys   1993
* Joe Davis 8251; Jazz Selection (F) JS 510   Coleman Hawkins - Recollections / On The Bean
* Joe Davis 8250; Jazz Selection (F) JS 508   Coleman Hawkins - Drifting On A Reed / Flyin' Hawk

Wingy Manone And His Orchestra

Wingy Manone, trumpet, vocal; Frank Orchard, trombone; Joe Marsala, clarinet; Conrad Lanoue, piano; Chuck Wayne, guitar; Irv Lang, bass; George Wettling, drums.

NYC, December 15, 1944

tk.4O Sole MioJoe Davis 7777; Prestige PRST 7812
tk.3Shake The Blues Away-
tk.4That Glory DayJoe Davis 7778; Prestige PRST 7812
tk.1Bread An' Gravy-

* Prestige PRST 7812   Rex Stewart And Wingy Manone - Trumpet Jive!   1970
= Prestige PCD-24119-2   -   1992
* Joe Davis 7777   Wingy Manone - O Sole Mio / Shake The Blues Away   1945
* Joe Davis 7778   Wingy Manone - That Glory Day / Bread And Gravy   1945

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Junior Raglin, bass; Hillard Brown, drums; Kay Davis, Marie Ellington, Al Hibbler, vocal.

"Carnegie Hall", NYC, December 19, 1944

BlutopiaPrestige P-24073
Midriff-
Creole Love Call-
Suddenly It Jumped-
Pitter Panther Patter-
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)-
Things Ain't What They Used To Be-
Perfume Suite: Introduction / Sonata / Strange Feeling / Dancers In Love / Coloratura-
Selections From Black, Brown And Beige: Work Song / The Blues / Three Dances: West Indian Dance/Creamy Brown/Emancipation Celebration / Come Sunday-
The Mood To Be Wooed-
Blue Cellophane-
Blue Skies (Trumpets No End)-
Frankie And Johnny-

* Prestige P-24073   The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts, December, 1944   1977
= Prestige 2PCD-24073-2   -   1991

1945

Barney Bigard Sextet

Joe Thomas, trumpet; Barney Bigard, clarinet; Joe Thomas, tenor sax, vocal; Art Tatum, piano; Billy Taylor, bass; Stan Levey, drums.

NYC, January 5, 1945

BW63Can't Help Lovin' Dat ManBlack & White 14; Tops L 1508; Storyville (D) SLP 807
BW64Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm GoneBlack & White 14; Tops L 1508; Storyville (D) SLP 807; Prestige P-24052
BW65Sweet Marijuana BrownBlack & White 13; Storyville (D) SLP 807
BW66Blues For Art's SakeBlack & White 13; Tops L 1508; Storyville (D) SLP 807

* Tops L 1508   Various Artists - Jazz Greats   1960
* Storyville (D) SLP 807   Barney Bigard - A Reissue Of Some Famous Black And White Masters Vol. 3   1979?
* Prestige P-24052   Various Artists - Piano Giants Vol. I   1975
* Black & White 14   Barney Bigard - Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone   1945?
* Black & White 13   Barney Bigard - Sweet Marijuana Brown / Blues For Art's Sake   1945?

Erroll Garner And His Trio

Erroll Garner, piano; Eddie Brown, bass; Doc West, drums.

NYC, January 10, 1945

BW67 | IM-128White Rose BounceBlack & White 15; Omega 7862; Imperial 5078, IMP 102, LP-9246; Prestige P-24052
BW68 | IM-129Twistin' The Cat's TailBlack & White 16; Omega 7862; Imperial 5078, IMP 102, LP-9246
BW69 | IM-130Movin' AroundBlack & White 16; Imperial 5059, IMP 102
BW70 | IM-131Night And DayBlack & White 15; Imperial 5059, IMP 102, LP-9246

* Imperial LP-9246   Various Artists - Just Jazz!   1963
* Prestige P-24052   Various Artists - Piano Giants Vol. I   1975
* Imperial IMP 102   Erroll Garner And His Trio
* Black & White 15   Erroll Garner - White Rose Bounce / Night And Day
* Omega 7862   Erroll Garner - White Rose Bounce / Twistin' The Cat's Tail
* Imperial 5078   Erroll Garner - White Rose Bounce / Twistin' The Cat's Tail
* Black & White 16   Erroll Garner - Twistin' The Cat's Tail / Movin' Around
* Imperial 5059   Erroll Garner - Movin' Around / Night And Day

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Frank Paparelli, piano; Chuck Wayne, guitar; Murray Shipinski, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.

NYC, February 9, 1945

G554Groovin' HighMasters Of Jazz MJCD 128
G555Blue 'N' BoogieGuild 1001; Musicraft 486, MVSCD 53; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128

* Savoy MG 12020   Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High   1955
* Prestige P-24030   Dizzy Gillespie - In The Beginning   1973
* Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128   Dexter Gordon Vol. 2 - Young Dex 1944-1946
* Musicraft MVSCD 53   Dizzy Gillespie - Shaw 'Nuff
* Guild 1001   Dizzy Gillespie - Blue 'N' Boogie / Groovin' High
* Musicraft 486   Dizzy Gillespie - Blue 'N' Boogie / Hot House

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Clyde Hart, piano; Remo Palmieri, guitar; Slam Stewart, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.

NYC, February 28, 1945

G554A-1Groovin' HighGuild 1001; Musicraft 485, MVSCD 53; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030
G556All The Things You AreMusicraft 488, MVSCD 53; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030
G557Dizzy Atmosphere-

* Savoy MG 12020   Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High   1955
* Prestige P-24030   Dizzy Gillespie - In The Beginning   1973
* Musicraft MVSCD 53   Dizzy Gillespie - Shaw 'Nuff
* Guild 1001   Dizzy Gillespie - Blue 'N' Boogie / Groovin' High
* Musicraft 485   Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High / A Handfulla Gimme
* Musicraft 488   Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Atmosphere / All The Things You Are

Sir Walter Thomas And His Band

Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Ernie Caceres, clarinet, baritone sax; Milt Yaner, alto sax; Walter Thomas, alto, tenor sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Billy Taylor, piano; Slam Stewart, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.

NYC, March 8, 1945

The Bottle's EmptyJoe Davis 8130; Prestige PRST 7584
Save It, Pretty MamaJoe Davis 8129; Prestige PRST 7584
For Lovers OnlyJoe Davis 8130; Prestige PRST 7584
Peach Tree Street BluesJoe Davis 8129; Prestige PRST 7584

* Prestige PRST 7584   The Walter "Foots" Thomas All Stars   1968
* Joe Davis 8130   Walter Thomas - The Bottle's Empty / For Lovers Only   1945
= Jazz Selection (F) JS 531   -
* Joe Davis 8129   Walter Thomas - Save It, Pretty Mama / Peach Tree Street Blues   1945

Dizzy Gillespie And His All Stars

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocal; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Al Haig, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums; Sarah Vaughan, vocal #3.

NYC, May 11, 1945

1. G565A-1Salt PeanutsGuild 1003; Musicraft 518, MVSCD 53; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030
2. G566A-1Shaw 'NuffGuild 1002; Musicraft MVSCD 53; Prestige P-24030
3. G567A-1Lover ManGuild 1002; Musicraft 499, MVSCD 53; Prestige P-24030
4. G568A-1Hot HouseGuild 1003; Musicraft 486, MVSCD 53; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030

* Savoy MG 12020   Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High   1955
* Prestige P-24030   Dizzy Gillespie - In The Beginning   1973
* Musicraft MVSCD 53   Dizzy Gillespie - Shaw 'Nuff
* Guild 1003   Dizzy Gillespie - Salt Peanuts / Hot House
* Musicraft 518   Dizzy Gillespie - Salt Peanuts / I Waited For You
* Guild 1002; Musicraft 354   Dizzy Gillespie - Lover Man / Shaw 'Nuff
* Musicraft 499   Sarah Vaughan, George Treadwell - I'm Through With Love / Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie - Lover Man
* Musicraft 486   Dizzy Gillespie - Blue 'N' Boogie / Hot House

Sir Walter Thomas And His Band

Doc Cheatham, trumpet; Eddie Barefield, Hilton Jefferson, clarinet, alto sax; Ted McRae, Walter Thomas, tenor sax; Buddy Saffer, baritone sax; Billy Taylor, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Specs Powell, drums.

NYC, June 27, 1945

Dee TeesJoe Davis 8131; Prestige PRST 7584
Back TalkPrestige PRST 7584
Bird Brain-
Black Maria's BluesJoe Davis 8131; Prestige PRST 7584

* Prestige PRST 7584   The Walter "Foots" Thomas All Stars   1968
* Joe Davis 8131   Walter Thomas - Dee Tees / Black Maria's Blues   1945

Wingy Manone And His Orchestra

Wingy Manone, trumpet, vocal; Ward Silloway, trombone; Hank D'Amico, clarinet; Nick Ciazza, tenor sax; Dave Bowman, piano; Bob Haggart, bass; George Wettling, drums.

NYC, July 3, 1945

tk.3That's A GasserJoe Davis 7779; Prestige PRST 7812
tk.4Georgia Gal (as Georgia Girl)-
tk.1Mr. Boogie ManJoe Davis 7780; Prestige PRST 7812
tk.3Where Can I Find A Cherry?-

* Prestige PRST 7812   Rex Stewart And Wingy Manone - Trumpet Jive!   1970
= Prestige PCD-24119-2   -   1992
* Joe Davis 7779   Wingy Manone - That's A Gasser / Georgia Girl   1945
* Joe Davis 7780   Wingy Manone - Mr. Boogie Man / Where Can I Find A Cherry   1945

Rex Stewart And His Orchestra

Rex Stewart, cornet; Tyree Glenn, trombone, vibes; Earl Bostic, alto sax; Cecil Scott, tenor, baritone sax; Dave Rivera, piano; Brick Fleagle, guitar; Junior Raglin, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.

NYC, July 30, 1945

182ABig Chief Pawnee (as Pawnee)Parlophone R-3108; Prestige PRST 7812
182BThree Horn ParlayParlophone R-3108; Prestige PRST 7812; Spotlite (E) SPJ 152
183ADreamer's BluesParlophone R-3102; Prestige PRST 7812; Spotlite (E) SPJ 152
183BShady Side Of The Street-

* Prestige PRST 7812   Rex Stewart And Wingy Manone - Trumpet Jive!   1970
= Prestige PCD-24119-2   -   1992
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 152   Rex Stewart - That's Earl Brother
* Parlophone R-3108; MGM 4003   Rex Stewart - Pawnee / Three-Horn Parlay
* Parlophone R-3102   Rex Stewart - Dreamer's Blues / Shady Side Of The Street

1946

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Al Lucas, Oscar Pettiford, bass; Sonny Greer, drums; Kay Davis, Al Hibbler, Joya Sherrill, vocal.

"Carnegie Hall", NYC, January 4, 1946

CaravanPrestige P-24074
In A Mellow Tone-
Solid Old Man-
Selections From Black, Brown And Beige: Spiritual (Come Sunday) / Work Song / The Blues-
Rugged Romeo-
Sono-
Air-Conditioned Jungle-
Pitter Panther Patter-
Take The "A" Train-
A Tonal Group: Melloditti / Fugueaditty / Jam-A-Ditty-
Magenta Haze-
Diminuendo In Blue / Transblucency-
Crescendo In BluePrestige 2PCD-24074-2
SuburbanitePrestige P-24074
I'm Just A Lucky So And So-
Riffin' Drill-

* Prestige P-24074   The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts, January, 1946   1977
= Prestige 2PCD-24074-2   -   1991

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocal; Sonny Stitt, alto sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Al Haig, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Gil Fuller, Alice Roberts, vocal.

NYC, May 15, 1946

5497One Bass Hit Part 1Musicraft 404; Prestige P-24030
5498Oop Bop Sha BamMusicraft 383; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030
5499A Handfulla GimmeMusicraft 485; Prestige P-24030
5500That's Earl, BrotherMusicraft 383; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030

* Prestige P-24030   Dizzy Gillespie - In The Beginning   1973
* Savoy MG 12020   Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High   1955
* Musicraft 404   Dizzy Gillespie - One Bass Hit Parts 1 & 2
* Musicraft 383   Dizzy Gillespie - That's Earl, Brother / Oop Bop Sha Bam
* Musicraft 485   Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High / A Handfulla Gimme

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Dave Burns, Talib Daawud, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lynch, Ray Orr, trumpet; Leon Comegys, Charles Greenlea, Al Moore, trombone; John Brown, Howard Johnson, alto sax; Ray Abrams, Warren Lucky, tenor sax; Pee Wee Moore, baritone sax; Milt Jackson, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Alice Roberts, vocal.

NYC, June 10, 1946

5550Our DelightMusicraft 399; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030
5551Good Dues BluesMusicraft 399; Prestige P-24030

* Savoy MG 12020   Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High   1955
* Prestige P-24030   Dizzy Gillespie - In The Beginning   1973
* Musicraft 399   Dizzy Gillespie - Our Delight / Good Dues Blues

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Dave Burns, Talib Daawud, Kenny Dorham, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lynch, Elmon Wright, trumpet; Leon Comegys, Alton "Slim" Moore, Gordon Thomas, trombone; Howard Johnson, Sonny Stitt, alto sax; Ray Abrams, Warren Lucky, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; John Lewis, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Alice Roberts, vocal.

NYC, July 9, 1946

5609One Bass Hit Part 2Musicraft 404; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030
5610Ray's IdeaMusicraft 487; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030
5611Things To ComeMusicraft 447; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030
5612He Bepped When He Shoulda BoppedMusicraft 487; Prestige P-24030
-He Bepped When He Shoulda Bopped (alternate take)Musicraft unknown

* Savoy MG 12020   Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High   1955
* Prestige P-24030   Dizzy Gillespie - In The Beginning   1973
* Musicraft 404   Dizzy Gillespie - One Bass Hit Parts 1 & 2
* Musicraft 487   Dizzy Gillespie - Ray's Idea / He Bepped When He Shoulda Bopped
* Musicraft 447   Dizzy Gillespie - Emanon / Things To Come

Benny Carter And His Chocolate Dandies

Buck Clayton, trumpet; Benny Carter, alto sax, clarinet; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Sonny White, piano; John Simmons, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums, vocal.

NYC, August 23, 1946

D6VB2694Sweet Georgia BrownSwing (F) SW 258; RCA (F) 75594; Prestige PRST 7604
D6VB2695Out Of My WaySwing (F) SW 226; RCA (F) 75594; Prestige PRST 7604
D6VB2696What'll It Be?-
D6VB2697Cadillac SlimSwing (F) SW 258; RCA (F) 75594; Prestige PRST 7604

* Prestige PRST 7604   Benny Carter/Gene Sedric/Jonah Jones - Swing, 1946   1969
* RCA (F) 75594   Benny Carter And His Chocolate Dandies
* Swing (F) SW 258   Benny Carter - Sweet Georgia Brown / Cadillac Slim
* Swing (F) SW 226   Benny Carter - Out Of My Way / What'll It Be?

Jonah Jones And His Orchestra

Jonah Jones, trumpet; Tyree Glenn, trombone; Rudy Powell, alto sax, clarinet; Ike Quebec, tenor sax; Dave Rivera, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Kansas Fields, drums.

NYC, September 4, 1946

D6VB2788I Can't Give You Anything But Love, BabySwing (F) SW 228; Prestige PRST 7604
D6VB2789I'm Headin' For ParisSwing (F) SW 243; Prestige PRST 7604
D6VB2790Jonah's Wail-
D6VB2791That's The LickSwing (F) SW 228; Prestige PRST 7604

* Prestige PRST 7604   Benny Carter/Gene Sedric/Jonah Jones - Swing, 1946   1969
* Swing (F) SW 228   Jonah Jones - I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby / That's The Lick
* Swing (F) SW 243   Jonah Jones - I'm Headin' For Paris / Jonah's Wail

Gene Sedric And His Orchestra

Lincoln Mills, trumpet; Gene Sedric, tenor sax, clarinet; Freddy Jefferson, piano, celeste; Al Casey, guitar; Danny Settle, bass; Slick Jones, drums.

NYC, September 6, 1946

D6VB2796Honeysuckle RoseSwing (F) SW 231; Prestige PRST 7604
D6VB2797These Foolish ThingsSwing (F) SW 248; Prestige PRST 7604
D6VB2798The Session Jumped-
D6VB2799Clarinet BluesSwing (F) SW 231; Prestige PRST 7604

* Prestige PRST 7604   Benny Carter/Gene Sedric/Jonah Jones - Swing, 1946   1969
* Swing (F) SW 231   Gene Sedric - Honeysuckle Rose / Clarinet Blues
* Swing (F) SW 248   Gene Sedric - These Foolish Things / The Session Jumped

Don Byas / Tyree Glenn / Peanuts Holland And His Orchestra

Peanuts Holland, trumpet #1,3,4; Tyree Glenn, trombone #1,3,4; Hubert Rostaing, clarinet #1,3,4; Don Byas, tenor sax; Billy Taylor, piano; Ted Sturgis, bass; Buford Oliver, drums.

Paris, France, October 18, 1946

1. OSW437-1Working EyesSwing (F) SW 232; Prestige PRST 7598
2. OSW438-1Gloria-
3. OSW439-1Peanut Butter BluesSwing (F) SW 235; Prestige PRST 7598
4. OSW440-1Mohawk Special-

* Prestige PRST 7598   Don Byas In Paris   1969
* Swing (F) SW 232   Don Byas - Gloria / Tyree Glenn - Working Eyes
* Swing (F) SW 235   Don Byas - Mohawk Special / Peanuts Holland - Peanut Butter Blues

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams, trumpet; Ray Nance, trumpet, violin; Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.

NYC, October 23, 1946

5765Diminuendo In BlueMusicraft 511; Prestige P-24029
5766Magenta HazeMusicraft 483; Prestige P-24029

* Prestige P-24029   Duke Ellington - The Golden Duke   1973
* Musicraft 511   Duke Ellington - Jam-A-Ditty / Diminuendo In Blue
* Musicraft 483   Duke Ellington - Tulip Or Turnip / Magenta Haze

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Dave Burns, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lynch, Matthew McKay, Elmon Wright, trumpet; Taswell Baird, Al Moore, Gordon Thomas, trombone; John Brown, Scoops Carey, alto sax; Bill Frazier, James Moody, tenor sax; Pee Wee Moore, baritone sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; John Lewis, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Joe Harris, drums; Kenny Hagood, vocal.

NYC, November 12, 1946

5788I Waited For YouMusicraft 518; Prestige P-24030
5789EmanonMusicraft 447; Savoy MG 12020; Prestige P-24030

* Prestige P-24030   Dizzy Gillespie - In The Beginning   1973
* Savoy MG 12020   Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High   1955
* Musicraft 518   Dizzy Gillespie - Salt Peanuts / I Waited For You
* Musicraft 447   Dizzy Gillespie - Emanon / Things To Come

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams, trumpet; Ray Nance, trumpet, violin; Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Russell Procope, alto sax, clarinet; Al Sears, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.

NYC, November 25, 1946

5813Sultry SunsetMusicraft 466; Prestige P-24029
5814Happy-Go-Lucky Local Part 2Musicraft 461; Prestige P-24029
5815Blue Skies (as Trumpet No End)Musicraft 484; Prestige P-24029
5816Happy-Go-Lucky Local Part 1Musicraft 461; Prestige P-24029
5817The Beautiful Indians: HiawathaMusicraft 464; Prestige P-24029
5818Flippant FlurryMusicraft 465; Prestige P-24029

* Prestige P-24029   Duke Ellington - The Golden Duke   1973
* Musicraft 466   Duke Ellington - Jam-A-Ditty / Sultry Sunset
* Musicraft 461   Duke Ellington - Happy-Go-Lucky Local Parts 1 & 2
* Musicraft 484   Duke Ellington - It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream / Trumpet No End
* Musicraft 464   Duke Ellington - The Beautiful Indians Parts 1 & 2
* Musicraft 465   Duke Ellington - Flippant Flurry / Golden Feather

Don Byas Quartet

Don Byas, tenor sax; Billy Taylor, piano; Jean Bouchety, bass; Buford Oliver, drums.

Paris, France, December 4, 1946

OSW444-1I'm Beginning To See The LightSwing (F) SW 241; Pathe (F) 45EA 28, C054-16027; Prestige PRST 7598
OSW445-1Rosettaunissued
OSW445-2-Swing (F) SW 247, SW 269; Pathe (F) C054-16027; Prestige PRST 7598
OSW446-1Ain't Misbehavin'Swing (F) SW 247, SW 267; Pathe (F) 45EA 28, C054-16027; Prestige PRST 7598
OSW447-1Body And SoulSwing (F) SW 241; Pathe (F) C054-16027; Prestige PRST 7598
OSW448-1Blue And Sentimentalunissued
OSW448-2-Swing (F) SW 267; Pathe (F) 45EA 28, C054-16027; Prestige PRST 7598

* Pathe (F) C054-16027   Various Artists - Swing Sessions Vol. 7
* Prestige PRST 7598   Don Byas In Paris   1969
* Pathe (F) 45EA 28   Don Byas
* Swing (F) SW 241   Don Byas - I'm Beginning To See The Light / Body And Soul
* Swing (F) SW 247   Don Byas - Rosetta / Ain't Misbehavin'
* Swing (F) SW 269   Don Byas - Rosetta / The Be-Bop Minstrels - Swingin' At Lutetia
* Swing (F) SW 267   Don Byas - Ain't Misbehavin' / Blue And Sentimental

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams, trumpet; Ray Nance, trumpet, violin; Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Russell Procope, alto sax, clarinet; Al Sears, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Sonny Greer, drums; Kay Davis, vocal.

NYC, December 5, 1946

5823Golden FeatherMusicraft 465; Prestige P-24029
5824The Beautiful Indians: MinnehahaMusicraft 464; Prestige P-24029

* Prestige P-24029   Duke Ellington - The Golden Duke   1973
* Musicraft 465   Duke Ellington - Flippant Flurry / Golden Feather
* Musicraft 464   Duke Ellington - The Beautiful Indians Parts 1 & 2

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams, trumpet; Ray Nance, trumpet, violin, vocal; Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Russell Procope, alto sax, clarinet; Al Sears, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Sonny Greer, drums; Al Hibbler, vocal.: Nance plays, trumpet, violin, vocal. Al Hibbler, vocal; replaces Davis.

NYC, December 11, 1946

5841Tulip Or TurnipMusicraft 483; Prestige P-24029
5842It Shouldn't Happen To A DreamMusicraft 484; Prestige P-24029

* Prestige P-24029   Duke Ellington - The Golden Duke   1973
* Musicraft 483   Duke Ellington - Tulip Or Turnip / Magenta Haze
* Musicraft 484   Duke Ellington - It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream / Trumpet No End

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams, trumpet; Ray Nance, trumpet, violin; Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Russell Procope, alto sax, clarinet; Al Sears, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.

NYC, December 18, 1946

5845Overture To A Jam Session Part 1Musicraft 463; Prestige P-24029
5846Overture To A Jam Session Part 2-
5847Jam-A-Ditty (as Concerto For Four Jazz Horns)Musicraft 466, 511; Prestige P-24029

* Prestige P-24029   Duke Ellington - The Golden Duke   1973
* Musicraft 463   Duke Ellington - Overture To A Jam Session Parts 1 & 2
* Musicraft 466   Duke Ellington - Jam-A-Ditty / Sultry Sunset
* Musicraft 511   Duke Ellington - Jam-A-Ditty / Diminuendo In Blue

Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra

Fats Navarro, trumpet #1-3; J.J. Johnson, trombone #1-3; Porter Kilbert, alto sax #1-3; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes #2-5; Hank Jones, piano; Curley Russell, bass; Max Roach, drums.

NYC, December, 1946

1. SR1857I Mean YouSonora 3027; Prestige PRST 7824; Milestone M-47015; Prestige PRCD-24124-2
2. SR1858-1Bean And The BoysSonora 3024; Prestige PRST 7824; Milestone M-47015; Prestige PRCD-24124-2
3. SR1858-2-Prestige PRST 7824; Milestone M-47015; Prestige PRCD-24124-2
4. SR1859You Go To My HeadSonora 3027; Prestige PRST 7824; Milestone M-47015; Prestige PRCD-24124-2
5. SR1860-1Cocktails For TwoSonora 3024; Prestige PRST 7824; Milestone M-47015; Prestige PRCD-24124-2

* Prestige PRST 7824   Coleman Hawkins - Bean And The Boys   1970
* Milestone M-47015   Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies   1973
* Prestige PRCD-24124-2   Coleman Hawkins - Bean & The Boys   1993
* Sonora 3027   Coleman Hawkins - I Mean You / You Go To My Head
* Sonora 3024   Coleman Hawkins - Bean And The Boys / Cocktails For Two

1947

Chubby Jackson And His Sextet

Conte Candoli, trumpet; Emmett Carls, tenor sax; Tony Aless, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Chubby Jackson, bass, vocal; Mel Zelnick, drums; with The Three Nundicks: Conte Candoli, Emmett Carls, Chubby Jackson, vocal.

NYC, May 22, 1947

178AThe Happy MonsterMGM 10228; Parlophone R-3158; Prestige PRST 7641
178BFollow The LeaderMGM 10354; Parlophone R-3158; Prestige PRST 7641
179AL'AnaMGM 10228; Parlophone R-3071; Prestige PRST 7641
179BMom JacksonMGM 10354; Parlophone R-3071; Prestige PRST 7641

* Prestige PRST 7641   Chubby Jackson Sextet And Big Band   1969
* MGM 10228   Chubby Jackson - The Happy Monster / L'Ana
* Parlophone R-3158   Chubby Jackson - The Happy Monster / Follow The Leader
* MGM 10354   Chubby Jackson - Follow The Leader / Mom Jackson
* Parlophone R-3071   Chubby Jackson - L'Ana / Mom Jackson

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra

Taft Jordan, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Billy Strayhorn, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Wilbur De Paris, drums.

NYC, June, 1947

M1013Who Struck JohnMercer LP 1000; Pop (F) SPO 17062; Vogue (F) LD 497-30; Jazz Legacy (F) 500112, 757; Prestige P-24103
M1014It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream (as How Could It Happen To A Dream)Mercer M 1951, LP 1000; Jazz Legacy (F) 500112, 757; Prestige P-24103
M1015June's Jumpin'Mercer M 1961, LP 1000; Jazz Legacy (F) 500112; Prestige P-24103
M1016Violet Blue-

* Vogue (F) LD 497-30   Duke Ellington And His Ellingtonians
* Jazz Legacy (F) 500112   Johnny Hodges - Jumpin': Jazz Legacy 62   1982
* Prestige P-24103   The Johnny Hodges All-Stars With The Duke Ellington All-Stars And The Billy Strayhorn All-Stars - Caravan   1981
* Mercer LP 1000   Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra
= Vogue (F) LD 011, (E) LDE 011   Johnny Hodges And The Ellingtonians
* Pop (F) SPO 17062   Benny Carter, Willie Smith, Johnny Hodges, Tab Smith - ABC Du Jazz Vol. L: "Middle Jazz" Alto Sax
* Jazz Legacy (F) 757   Johnny Hodges - Who Struck John / It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream
* Mercer M 1951   Johnny Hodges - It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream / A Little Taste
* Mercer M 1961; Jazz Legacy (F) 620   Johnny Hodges - June's Jumpin' / Violet Blue

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra

Taft Jordan, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Billy Strayhorn, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Wilbur De Paris, drums.: same personnel.

NYC, late 1947

SR1009A Flower Is A Lovesome ThingSunrise 2005; Vogue (F) LD 050; Jazz Legacy (F) 500112; Prestige P-24103
SR1010FriskySunrise 2006; Vogue (F) LD 050; Jazz Legacy (F) 500112; Prestige P-24103
SR1011Longhorn BluesSunrise 2005; Vogue (F) LD 050; Jazz Legacy (F) 500112; Prestige P-24103
SR1012Far Away BluesSunrise 2006; Vogue (F) LD 050; Jazz Legacy (F) 500112; Prestige P-24103

Harold Baker, trumpet; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Billy Strayhorn, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.

M2032Searsy's BluesMercer M 1970, LP 1000; Vogue (F) LD 497-30; Jazz Legacy (F) 500112; Prestige P-24103
M2033A Little TasteMercer M 1951, LP 1000; Vogue (F) LD 497-30, (E) V 2072; Jazz Legacy (F) 500112; Prestige P-24103
M2034Let The Zoomers DroolMercer M 1970, LP 1000; Vogue (E) V 2046; Jazz Legacy (F) 500112; Prestige P-24103
M2035Charlotte Russe (as Lotus Blossom)Mercer LP 1000; Vogue (E) V 2072; Jazz Legacy (F) 500112; Prestige P-24103

* Jazz Legacy (F) 500112   Johnny Hodges - Jumpin': Jazz Legacy 62   1982
* Prestige P-24103   The Johnny Hodges All-Stars With The Duke Ellington All-Stars And The Billy Strayhorn All-Stars - Caravan   1981
* Vogue (F) LD 497-30   Duke Ellington And His Ellingtonians
* Vogue (F) LD 050   Johnny Hodges - The Coronets
* Mercer LP 1000   Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra
= Vogue (F) LD 011, (E) LDE 011   Johnny Hodges And The Ellingtonians
* Sunrise 2005; Blue Star (F) 175   Johnny Hodges - A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing / Longhorn Blues
* Sunrise 2006; Felsted (E) 82004; Blue Star (F) 214; Cupol (Swd) 4436   Johnny Hodges - Frisky / Far Away Blues
* Mercer M 1970; Jazz Legacy (F) 621   Johnny Hodges - Searsy's Blues / Let The Zoomers Drool
* Mercer M 1951   Johnny Hodges - It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream / A Little Taste
* Vogue (E) V 2072; Jazz Legacy (F) 645   Johnny Hodges - A Little Taste / Charlotte Russe
* Vogue (E) V 2046   Duke Ellington - The New Piano Roll Blues / Johnny Hodges - Let The Zoomers Drool

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Harold Baker, Shelton Hemphill, Al Killian, Ray Nance, Francis Williams, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn, Claude Jones, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, Junior Raglin, bass; Sonny Greer, drums; Kay Davis, Al Hibbler, vocal.

"Carnegie Hall", NYC, December 27, 1947

The New Look (as Snibor)Prestige P-24075
Blue Serge-
Triple Play-
Harlem Airshaft-
A Johnny Hodges Medley: Wanderlust / Junior Hop / Jeep's Blues / Jeep Is Jumpin' / Squatty Roo / The Mood To Be Wooed-
Mella Brava-
Kickapoo Joy Juice-
On A Turquoise Cloud-
Bakiff-
Cotton Tail-
Liberian Suite: I Like The Sunrise / Dance #1 / Dance #2 / Dance #3 / Dance #4 / Dance #5-
Theme Medley: East St. Louis Toodle-Oo / Echoes Of Harlem / Black And Tan Fantasy / Things Ain't What They Used To Be-
Basso Profundo-
New York City Blues-
The Clothed Woman-
Trumpets No End (Blue Skies)-

* Prestige P-24075   The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts, December, 1947   1977
= Prestige 2PCD-24075-2   -   1991

1948

Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Ernest Bailey, Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, Lamar Wright Jr., trumpet; Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocal; Ted Kelly, William Shepherd, trombone; John Brown, Howard Johnson, alto sax; Joe Gayles, George Nicholas, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; John Lewis, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; "Chano Pozo" Gonzales, conga drums; Kenny Hagood, vocal.

"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, February 28, 1948

Oop-Pap-AdaSwing (F) M 33301; Vogue (F) LD 651-30
'Round About Midnight-
Algo Bueno-
I Can't Get Started-
Two Bass HitVogue (F) LD 651-30
Good Bait-
Afro Cuban SuiteSwing (F) M 33301; Vogue (F) LD 651-30
Oolyakoo-
Things To Come-

* Vogue (F) LD 651-30   Dizzy Gillespie - Paris, Salle Pleyel, 28 Fevrier 1948: 15eme Anniversaire Des Disques Vogue Vol. 49   1964
= Vogue (E) VRL 3011   -   1965
= Mode (F) CMDINT 9849   Dizzy Gillespie - Paris-Salle Pleyel 28 Fevrier 1948: The Many Faces Of Jazz Vol. 43
= Prestige PRST 7818   The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra At Salle Pleyel; Paris, France   1970
* Swing (F) M 33301   Dizzy Gillespie - The Fabulous Pleyel Jazz Concert Vol. 1   1953

Kenny Clarke And His 52nd Street Boys

Benny Bailey, trumpet; John Brown, alto sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Ralph Schecroun, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Paris, France, March 2, 1948

OSW496-1ConfirmationSwing (F) SW 277; Prestige PRST 7605
OSW497-1A La Colette (as Cheryl)-
OSW498Jumpin' There (as Listen Here)Prestige PRST 7605
OSW499-1Jay MacSwing (F) SW 281; Pathe (F) C054-16029; Prestige PRST 7605

* Prestige PRST 7605   Kenny Clarke With James Moody - The Paris Bebop Sessions   1969
* Pathe (F) C054-16029   Various Artists - Swing Sessions Vol. 9
* Swing (F) SW 277   Kenny Clarke - Confirmation / A La Colette
* Swing (F) SW 281   Kenny Clarke - Jay Mac / Maggie's Draw

Alan Dean And The All Star Sextet

Reg Arnold, trumpet; Aubrey Frank, tenor sax; Tommy Pollard, vibes; Ralph Sharon, piano; Jack Fallon, bass; Norman Burns, drums; Alan Dean, vocal #1,3.

London, England, April 29, 1948

1. M-7-29/3Galaxy (theme)Esquire (E) 10-006, S 337
2. M-7-30/2I Can't Get Started-
3. M-7-31/3First GearEsquire (E) 10-010, S 337
4. M-7-32/4Confirmation-

* Esquire (E) S 337   The All Star Sextet With Alan Dean - My Baby Likes To Bebop
* Esquire (E) 10-006; Blue Star (F) 81   The All Star Sextet - Galaxy / I Can't Get Started
* Esquire (E) 10-010   The All Star Sextet - First Gear / Confirmation
= New Jazz 801   -   1949

Kenny Clarke And His 52nd Street Boys

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Hubert Fol, Jimmy Heath, alto sax; Jesse Powell, tenor sax; John Lewis, piano; John Collins, guitar; Percy Heath, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Paris, France, May 14, 1948

OSW531-1Maggie's DrawSwing (F) SW 281; Pathe (F) C054-16030; Prestige PRST 7605
OSW532-1Annel (as Sweet And Lovely)Swing (F) SW 289; Pathe (F) C054-16030; Prestige PRST 7605
OSW533Out Of NowherePathe (F) C054-16030; Prestige PRST 7605
OSW534-1I'm In The Mood For LoveSwing (F) SW 289; Pathe (F) C054-16030; Prestige PRST 7605

* Pathe (F) C054-16030   Various Artists - Swing Sessions Vol. 10
* Prestige PRST 7605   Kenny Clarke With James Moody - The Paris Bebop Sessions   1969
* Swing (F) SW 281   Kenny Clarke - Jay Mac / Maggie's Draw
* Swing (F) SW 289   Kenny Clarke - Annel / I'm In The Mood For Love

Howard McGhee Boptet

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Jimmy Heath, alto sax; Jesse Powell, tenor sax; Vernon Biddle, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Charles "Specs" Wright, drums.

Studio Technisonor, Paris, France, May 15, 1948

St2294Al's Tune (as Crossroads)Vogue (F) V 5001
St2295How High The Moon Part 1Vogue (F) V 5003; Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB-20
St2296How High The Moon Part 2-
St2297Dimitar (as Mood McGhee)Vogue (F) V 5001
St2302-3Bop En VogueVogue (F) V 5005
St2303-1Swiss Vounce-

* Jazz Circle Basel (Swi) JCB-20   Howard McGhee And His Orchestra 1945-1948 - McGhee Special   1981
* Vogue (F) V 5001   Howard McGhee - Al's Tune / Dimitar   1948
= Jazz Parade/Vogue (E) B1   -
= New Jazz 815   Howard McGhee - Crossroads / Mood McGhee   1950
* Vogue (F) V 5003   Howard McGhee - How High The Moon Parts 1 & 2   1948
= Esquire (E) 10-045   -
* Vogue (F) V 5005   Howard McGhee - Bop En Vogue / Swiss Vounce   1948

Earl Coleman And His All Stars

Fats Navarro, trumpet; Don Lanphere, tenor sax; Linton Garner, piano; Al Casey, guitar; Jimmy Johnson, bass; Max Roach, drums; Earl Coleman, vocal.

NYC, November 29, 1948

D1161I Wished On The MoonDial 756
D1162-AGuiltyDial 1049, 756; Spotlite (E) SPJ 133; Xanadu 120
D1163-CYardbird SuiteDial 753; Spotlite (E) SPJ 133; Xanadu 120
D1164-AStranger In Town-
D1165-AAs Time Goes ByDial 1049; Spotlite (E) SPJ 133; Xanadu 120

* Spotlite (E) SPJ 133   Dexter Gordon - Move!
* Xanadu 120   Dexter Gordon, Fats Navarro, Chubby Jackson - Bebop Revisited Vol. 1   1978
* Dial 756   Earl Coleman - I Wished On The Moon / Guilty   1949
* Dial 1049   Earl Coleman - Guilty / As Time Goes By   1950
= Prestige 905   -   1951
* Dial 753   Earl Coleman - Stranger In Town / Yardbird Suite   1948