Verve Records Catalog: Reissue 2500 series

Verve Reissue 2500 series (12 inch LP)

VE2 2500   not used

VE2 2501   Charlie Parker - The Verve Years 1948-1950

Doug Mettome, Al Porcino, Ray Wetzel (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Vincent Jacobs (French horn) John LaPorta (clarinet) Charlie Parker, Sonny Salad, Murray Williams (alto sax) Pete Mondello, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Manny Albam (baritone sax) Manny Fidler, Sid Harris, Sam Kaplan, Harry Katzman, Gene Orloff, Ziggy Smirnoff (violin) Nat Nathanson, Fred Ruzilla (viola) Joe Benaventi (cello) Tony Aless (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Diego Ibarra (congas, bongos) Neal Hefti (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December, 1947 & fall 1948
2071-5 | 62VK205Repetition
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
NYC, February 10, 1949
2081-5The Bird
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos Vidal (bongos)
NYC, February-March, 1949
2542 | 292-3Cardboard
2543-2 | 293-4Visa
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, May 5, 1949
2755-5 | 294-3Segment
2756-5 | 295-5Passport (common)
Mitch Miller (oboe, English horn) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milton Lomask (violin) Frank Brieff (viola) Frank Miller (cello) Meyer Rosen (harp) Stan Freeman (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Jimmy Carroll (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, November 30, 1949
319-5 | 62VK204Just Friends
320-3Everything Happens To Me
321-3April In Paris
322-2Summertime
323-2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
324-3If I Should Lose You
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, March, 1950
371-4Star Eyes
372-12Blues (Fast)
373-2I'm In The Mood For Love
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, June 6, 1950
410-4Bloomdido
411-4An Oscar For Treadwell
412-6Mohawk
413-2My Melancholy Baby
414-4Leap Frog
414-6-
415-3Relaxin' With Lee

VE2 2502   Lester Young, Teddy Wilson, Oscar Peterson - Pres And Teddy And Oscar

Lester Young (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, August 4, 1952
883-2Ad Lib Blues
884-1Just You, Just Me
885-1Tea For Two
886-1Indiana
887-1These Foolish Things
888-2I Can't Get Started
889-1Stardust
891-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
892-3Almost Like Being In Love
893-4I Can't Give You Anything But Love
894-1There'll Never Be Another You
895-2I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
Lester Young (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 13, 1956
2657-1 | 62VK455Pres Returns
2658-1Prisoner Of Love
2659-1Taking A Chance On Love
2660-1All Of Me
2661-1Louise
2662-2Love Is Here To Stay
2663-1Loves Me Or Leave Me

VE2 2503   Billie Holiday - The First Verve Sessions

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, March 26, 1952
764-3East Of The Sun
765-1Blue Moon
766-1You Go To My Head
767-2You Turned The Tables On Me
768-1Easy To Love
769-3These Foolish Things
770-3I Only Have Eyes For You
771-1Solitude
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, April, 1952
784-1Everything I Have Is Yours
785-4Love For Sale
786-4Moonglow
787-3Tenderly
788-2If The Moon Turns Green
789-3(You Forgot To) Remember
790-1Autumn In New York
Joe Newman (trumpet) Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, July 27, 1952
839-6My Man
840-4Lover Come Back To Me
841-3Stormy Weather
842-2Yesterdays
843-2He's Funny That Way
844-3I Can't Face The Music
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, April 14, 1954
1567-1How Deep Is The Ocean
1568-1What A Little Moonlight Can Do
1569-5I Cried For You

VE2 2504   Jazz At The Philharmonic - The Historic Recordings

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor sax) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1944
458V22 | 248Lester Leaps In, Part 1
459V23 | 249Lester Leaps In, Part 2
460V24 | 250Lester Leaps In, Part 3
JP1 | 1935 | 123Tea For Two, Part 1
JP2 | 1936 | 124Tea For Two, Part 2
JP3 | 1937 | 125Tea For Two, Part 3
JP4 | 1938 | 126Tea For Two, Part 4
455V17 | 251Blues, Part 1
456V18 | 252Blues, Part 2
457V19 | 253Blues, Part 3
D725 | 254Body And Soul, Part 1
D726 | 255Body And Soul, Part 2
D727 | 256Body And Soul, Part 3
D728 | 257Body And Soul, Part 4
Shorty Sherock (trumpet) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor sax) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Red Callender, Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
JP6 | 1939 | 120I've Found A New Baby, Part 1
JP7 | 1940 | 121I've Found A New Baby, Part 2
JP8 | 122I've Found A New Baby, Part 3
same session
D720B | 258Rosetta, Part 1
D721B | 259Rosetta, Part 2
J.J. Johnson (trombone) Illinois Jacquet, Jac McVea (tenor sax) Nat King Cole (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Red Callender, Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
JP5 | 115Bugle Call Rag
possibly Buck Clayton, Joe Guy (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Willie Smith (alto sax) possibly Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor sax) Milt Raskin (piano) possibly Irving Ashby (guitar) Red Callender (bass) David Coleman (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
"Embassy Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1946
Body And Soul
Strange Fruit
Trav'lin' Light
He's Funny That Way
The Man I Love
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
All Of Me
Billie's Blues

VE2 2505   Dizzy Gillespie - The Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt Sessions

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax -3,4) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax -1,2) Ray Bryant (piano) Tommy Bryant (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1957
1. 21845-2 | 62VK451Wheatleigh Hall
2. 21846Sumphin'
3. 21847-1Con Alma
4. 21848-14Haute Mon'
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) Tommy Bryant (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, December 19, 1957
21857 | 62VK497The Eternal Triangle
21857AOn The Sunny Side Of The Street
21857B | 62VK498After Hours
21857C | 63VK627I Know That You Know
** same contents as Verve MGV 8260 + MGV 8262.

VE2 2506   The Genius Of Bud Powell

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January-February, 1949
2174-5 | 242-5Tempus Fugit
2175-3 | 243-3Celia
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass -2,3) Max Roach (drums -2,3)
NYC, February-May, 1949
1. 2406-1 | 245-1I'll Keep Loving You
2. 2407-4 | 246-4Strictly Confidential
3. 2408-3 | 247-3All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, circa February, 1949
2199-1 | 244-1 | 62VK234Cherokee
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, July 1, 1950
435-6Hallelujah!
436-10Tea For Two
Bud Powell (piano)
NYC, February, 1951
571-1Parisian Thoroughfare (aka Parisienne Thorofare)
572-1Oblivion
573-1Dusky 'N' Sandy (aka Dusk In Sandi)
574-5Hallucinations (aka Budo)
575-2The Fruit
576-1A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
577-2Just One Of Those Things
578-1The Last Time I Saw Paris

VE2 2507   Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong - Porgy And Bess

Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocals) unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 1957
21290-3 | 65VK362Summertime
21291-6 | 65VK363Bess, You Is My Woman Now
21292-10 | 65VK364I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
21293-2 | 65VK365It Ain't Necessarily So
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 19, 1957
21294-6 | 65VK366There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
21295-9 | 65VK367A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
21296-9 | 65VK306Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way
21298 | 65VK375Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Russ Garcia (conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 1957
21360-1 | 65VK368I Wants To Stay Here
21361-4 | 65VK369My Man's Gone Now
21362-14 | 65VK370What You Want With Bess
21363-7 | 65VK371Buzzard Song
21364-4 | 65VK372Oh Doctor Jesus
21365-1Here Comes De Honey Man
21366-2 | 65VK374Oh Der's So Fresh And Fine (as Strawberry Woman)
Russ Garcia Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, October 14, 1957
21708 | 65VK361Porgy And Bess - Overture
Louis Armstrong (vocals) Russ Garcia Orchestra
Chicago, IL, October 14, 1957
21714Crab Man
** reissue of Verve MGV 4011-2.

VE2 2508   Norman Granz' Jam Session - The Charlie Parker Sides

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July, 1952
802-2Jam Blues
803-3What Is This Thing Called Love
804-2Ballad Medley
805-2Funky Blues

VE2 2509   Bill Evans Trio/Duo

Bill Evans (piano) Gary Peacock (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
NYC, December 18, 1963
63VK744For Heaven's Sake
63VK745A Sleepin' Bee
63VK746Always
63VK747Everything Happens To Me
63VK748Dancing In The Dark
63VK749Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
63VK750I'll See You Again
63VK751Little Lulu
Bill Evans (piano) Jim Hall (guitar)
NYC, April 7, 1966
100061Turn Out The Stars
100062All Across The City
same personnel
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 10, 1966
100369I've Got You Under My Skin
100370My Man's Gone Now
100371Angel Face
100372Jazz Samba
** same contents as Verve V/V6 8578 + V/V6 8655.

VE2 2510   Stan Getz - The Chick Corea/Bill Evans Sessions

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Bill Evans (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
NYC, May 5, 1964
64VK352 | 73L5874My Heart Stood Still
64VK353 | 73L5876Grandfather's Waltz
64VK354 | 73L5875Melinda
Stan Getz (tenor sax) Bill Evans (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
NYC, May 6, 1964
64VK355 | 73L5873Funkallero
64VK356 | 73L5872But Beautiful
64VK357 | 73L5871Night And Day
Stan Getz (tenor sax) Chick Corea (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Grady Tate (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 21, 1967
102414Sweet Rain
102417O Grande Amor
102419Litha
same personnel
NYC, March 30, 1967
102483Con Alma
102484Windows

VE2 2511   Ella Fitzgerald - The Cole Porter Song Book

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, February 7, 1956
20061-5Why Can't You Behave
20062-3I Love Paris
20063-4Do I Love You
20064-6Everytime We Say Goodbye
20065-5I Am In Love
20066-15Ridin' High
20067-3It's All Right With Me
20068-5From This Moment On
20069-1Just One Of Those Things
20070-5Too Darn Hot
Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
20071-2Miss Otis Regrets
20072-2Get Out Of Town
20073-2Easy To Love
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, February 8, 1956
20075-2So In Love
20076-4You Do Something To Me
20077-3In The Still Of The Night
20078-7Begin The Beguine
20079-7All Through The Night
20080-4Always True To You In My Fashion
20081-8It's Delovely
20082-2Ace In The Hole
20083-8Love For Sale
20084-10Anything Goes
20086-1Let's Do It
Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, February 9, 1956
20089-1I Get A Kick Out Of You
20091-2I've Got You Under My Skin
20092-2What Is This Thing Called Love
20093-5All Of You
20094-2Don't Fence Me In
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, March 27, 1956
20121-10Night And Day
20123-3You're The Top
20124-8I Concentrate On You
** reissue of Verve MGV 4001-2 entitled "Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book".
** same contents as Verve MGV 4049 + MGV 4050.

VE2 2512   Charlie Parker - The Verve Years 1950-1951

Joseph Singer (French horn) Edwin C. Brown (oboe) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Sam Kaplan, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Ziggy Smirnoff (violin) Howard Kay, Isadore Zir (viola) Maurice Brown (cello) Verley Mills (harp) Bernie Leighton (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July 5, 1950
442-5Dancing In The Dark
443-2You Came Along From Out Of Nowhere
444-3Laura
445-4East Of The Sun
446-2They Can't Take That Away From Me
447-4Easy To Love
448-2I'm In The Mood For Love
449-2I'll Remember April
Tommy Mace (oboe) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Ted Bloom, Sam Kaplan, Stan Karpenia (violin) Dave Uchitel (viola) Bill Rundy (cello) Wallace McManus (harp) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 16, 1950
What Is This Thing Called Love
April In Paris
Repetition
Easy To Love
Rocker (aka I'll Remember April)
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax -2) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, October, 1950
1.Celebrity
2.Ballade
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 17, 1951
489-3Au Privave
490-5She Rote
491-1K.C. Blues
492-2Star Eyes
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, March 12, 1951
540-6My Little Suede Shoes
541-2Up Poquito De Tu Amor
542-9Tico Tico
543-3Fiesta
544-7Why Do I Love You
Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
RCA Victor's 24th Street Studios, NYC, August 8, 1951
609-4Blues For Alice
610-4Si Si
611-4Swdish Schnapps
612-2 | 62VK459Back Home Blues
613-2Lover Man

VE2 2513   Wes Montgomery - The Small Group Recordings

Wynton Kelly (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
"Half Note", NYC, June 24, 1965
65VK493No Blues
65VK494If You Could See Me Now
same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, June 25, 1965
Willow Weep For Me
Portrait Of Jennie
same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, September 17, 1965
105618Impressions
Misty
same personnel
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 22, 1965
65VK495Unit Seven
65VK496Four On Six
65VK497What's New
Jimmy Smith (organ) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Grady Tate (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 28, 1966
101292Mellow Mood
101293James And Wes

VE2 2514   Various Artists - Masters Of The Modern Piano

Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 25, 1955
2332-2Conception
2334-3Heart And Soul
2335-2Willow Grove (aka Willow Groove)
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 27, 1955
2333-1Bean And The Boys
2338-4East Of The Sun
2340-1Stairway To The Stars
Steve Lacy (soprano sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Dennis Charles (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, afternoon, July 6, 1957
Johnny Come Lately
Nona's Blues
Tune 2
Talib Daawud, Lee Morgan, Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick (trumpet) Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Chuck Connors, Al Grey, Melba Liston (trombone) Ernie Henry, Jimmy Powell (alto sax) Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell (tenor sax) Pee Wee Moore (baritone sax) Mary Lou Williams (piano) Paul West (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, evening, July 6, 1957
Zodiac Suite: Virgo / Libra / Aries
The Carioca
Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet) Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass)
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, August 4, 1961
61VK268Ictus
61VK271Carla
Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
"Half Note", NYC, June, 1965
Blues On Purpose
Bill Evans (piano) Chuck Israels (bass) Arnold Wise (drums)
"Town Hall", NYC, February 21, 1966
104807Beautiful Love
104809My Foolish Heart

VE2 2515   Billie Holiday - Stormy Blues

Harry Edison (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto sax) Bobby Tucker (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Chico Hamilton (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, September 3, 1954
1930-2Love Me Or Leave Me
1931-5P.S. I Love You
1932-6Too Marvelous For Words
1933-7Softly
1935-3I Thought About You
1936-6What A Little Moonlight Can Do
1937-1Willow Weep For Me
1938-3Stormy Blues
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet) Budd Johnson (tenor sax) Carl Drinkard (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, February 14, 1955
2274-1Say It Isn't So
2275-5I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
2276-4I Wished On The Moon
2277-3Always
2278-2Everything Happens To Me
2279-2Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
2280-2Ain't Misbehavin'
Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto, tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 1955
2438-2I Don't Want To Cry Anymore
2439-2Prelude To A Kiss
2440-1I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
2441-3When Your Lover Has Gone
2442-4Gone With The Wind
2443-2 | 62VK225Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
2444-1It Had To Be You
2445-5Nice Work If You Can Get It
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1955
2446-3Come Rain Or Come Shine
2447-1I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

VE2 2516   Lester Young - Lester Swings

Lester Young (tenor sax) Nat King Cole (piano) Buddy Rich (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, March-April, 1946
348-1Back To The Land (edited version)
349-2I Cover The Waterfront
350-2Somebody Loves Me
351-1I've Found A New Baby
352-1The Man I Love
353-1Peg O' My Heart
354-1 | 62VK226I Want To Be Happy
355-1 | 62VK471Mean To Me
Lester Young (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, March, 1950
366-2Too Marvelous For Words
367-1'Deed I Do
368-4Encore
369-2Polka Dots And Moonbeams
370-2 | 62VK227Up 'N' Adam
Lester Young (tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Joe Shulman (bass) Bill Clark (drums)
NYC, July, 1950
430-1Three Little Words
431-2Count Every Star
432-1It All Depends On You
433-4Neenah
434-2Jeepers, Creepers
Lester Young (tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, January 16, 1951
483-2Thou Swell
484-2September In The Rain
485-1Undercover Girl Blues
486-3Frenesi
487-2Pete's Cafe
488-2Little Pee Blues
same personnel
NYC, March 8, 1951
529-3A Foggy Day
530-1In A Little Spanish Town
531-1Let's Fall In Love
532-2Down 'N Adam
533-1 | 62VK439Lester Swings
534-1Slow Motion Blues

VE2 2517   Count Basie - Sixteen Men Swinging

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Henderson Chambers, Henry Coker, Benny Powell (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor sax, arranger) Frank Foster (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar, arranger) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel (arranger)
NYC, December 12, 1953
1403-3Peace Pipe
1404-3Straight Life
1405-1Bubbles
1406-2Softly With Feeling
1407-6Cherry Point
1408-1Base Goes Wess
1409-5Right On
1410-1The Blues Done Come Back
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor sax, arranger) Frank Wess (tenor sax) Frank Foster (tenor sax, arranger) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Manny Albam, Neal Hefti (arranger)
NYC, August 16, 1954
1887-6Slow But Sure
1888-3You For Me
1889-2She's Just My Size
1890-4Soft Drink
1891-2Two For The Blues
1892-4Blues Backstage
1893-4I Feel Like A New Man
1894-1Down For The Count
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Hughes (trombone -1/3,5/10, piano -4) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor sax, arranger) Frank Foster, Frank Wess (tenor sax) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano, organ -1/3,5/10) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Buster Harding, Neal Hefti (arranger)
NYC, August 17, 1954
1. 1895-7Stereophonic
2. 1896-2Sixteen Men Swinging
3. 1896-4-
4. 1897-4Ska-Di-Dle-Dee-Bee-Doo
5. 1898-4Perdido
6. 1899-2Mambo Mist
7. 1900-2Eventide
8. 1901-1Two Franks
9. 1902-1Ain't Misbehavin'
10. 1903-1Rails

VE2 2518   Jazz At The Philharmonic - Bird And Pres - The '46 Concerts

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Al Killian (trumpet -3,4) Willie Smith (alto sax) Charlie Parker (alto sax -3,4) Charlie Ventura, Lester Young (tenor sax) Mel Powell (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
1. 411 | 266Crazy Rhythm, Part 1
2. 412 | 267Crazy Rhythm, Part 2
3. 413 | 268Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 1
4. 414 | 269Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 2
5. 309The Man I Love, Part 1
6. 310The Man I Love, Part 2
7. 311The Man I Love, Part 3
8. 312The Man I Love, Part 4
9. 313The Man I Love, Part 5
10. 314The Man I Love, Part 6
Al Killan, Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (alto sax) Lester Young (tenor sax) Arnold Ross (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
241 | 260Blues For Norman, Part 1
242 | 261Blues For Norman, Part 2
243 | 262I Can't Get Started, Part 1
244 | 263I Can't Get Started, Part 2
245 | 264Lady Be Good, Part 1
246 | 265Lady Be Good, Part 2
800 | 270After You've Gone, Part 1
801 | 271After You've Gone, Part 2
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Willie Smith (alto sax -5/7) Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor sax) Kenny Kersey (piano) Irving Ashby (guitar -5/7) Billy Hadnott (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Embassy Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1946
1. 1929 | 101JATP Blues, Part 1
2. 1930 | 102JATP Blues, Part 2
3. 1931 | 103JATP Blues, Part 3
4. 1932 | 104JATP Blues, Part 4
5. 625I Got Rhythm, Part 1
6. 626I Got Rhythm, Part 2
7. 627I Got Rhythm, Part 3

VE2 2519   Ella Fitzgerald - The Rodgers And Hart Song Book

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, August 21, 1956
20217-5This Can't Be Love
20218-5The Lady Is A Tramp
20219-7I've Got Five Dollars
20220-3Lover
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 1956
20223-3Ten Cents A Dance
20224-3I Wish I Were In Love Again
20225-2Mountain Greenery
20226-7Johnny One Note
20227-10Give It Back To The Indians
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 1956
20228-3Blue Moon
20229-3Thou Swell
20230-1Manhattan
20231-4There's Small Hotel
20232-3I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
20233-6With A Song In My Heart
20234-4To Keep My Love Alive
20235-3Bewitched
20236-4Wait Till You See Her
Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 1956
20237-2My Romance
20238-3My Heart Stood Still
20239-1A Ship Without A Sail
20240-1Have You Met Miss Jones
20241-2Here In My Arms
same session
20242-2It Never Entered My Mind
20243-2Little Girl Blue
20244-6Spring Is Here
20245-2My Funny Valentine
20246-1I Could Write A Book
Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified small group
Los Angeles, CA, August 31, 1956
20247-4Blue Room
20248-3Dancing On The Ceiling
20249-6Where Or When
20250-1Isn't It Romantic
20251-2You Took Advantage Of Me
Ben Webster (tenor sax) Stuff Smith (violin) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, September 4, 1956
20266-6Ev'rything I've Got Belongs To You
** reissue of Verve MGV 4002-2 entitled "Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book".

VE2 2520   Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins - Tenor Giants

Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, October 16, 1957
21764-4Blues For Yolanda
21765-2Maria
21766-2It Never Entered My Mind
21767-2Prisoner Of Love
21768-3Tangerine
21769-4La Rosita
21770-2Cocktail On Two
21771-4Shine On Harvest Moon
21772-2You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins, Budd Johnson, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Jones (piano) Les Spann (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, April 9, 1959
26357-1Budd Johnson
26358-3De-Dar
26359-2Young Bean
26360-3Time After Time
26361-3In A Mellow Tone

VE2 2521   Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz - Diz And Getz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, December 9, 1953
1367-4Girl Of My Dreams
1368-7 | 63VK624It Don't Mean A Thing
1369-1It's The Talk Of The Town
1370-1Siboney, Part 1
1371-2Siboney, Part 2
1372-3 | 63VK622Exactly Like You
1373-3I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
1374-1Impromptu
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Stan Getz (tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 1956
4029-2Bebop
4030-2We (My Honey And Me)
4031-3Dark Eyes
4032-3Lover Come Back To Me

VE2 2522   Machito, Chico O'Farrill, Dizzy Gillespie - Afro-Cuban Jazz

Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Charlie Parker (alto sax -2,3) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax -1) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 20, 1948
1. 2154-9 | 300No Noise, Part 1
2. 2155-2 | 301-2No Noise, Part 2
3. 2157-1 | 303Mango Mangue
Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Charlie Parker (alto sax -1) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax -2,3) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (arranger, conductor)
NYC, January, 1949
1. 2171-1 | 298-1Okiedoke
2. 481Tanga, Part 1
3. 482Tanga, Part 2
Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Harry Edison, Al Stewart, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) unknown (clarinet) Gene Johnson, Charlie Parker, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Sol Rabinowitz (tenor, baritone sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Rafael Miranda, Chano Pozo (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (maracas) Chico O'Farrill (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 21, 1950 or late 1948
557-4Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Cancion
558-6Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Mambo, Part 1
559-4Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Mambo, Part 2
560-2Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: 6/8
561-3Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Jazz
562-4Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Rhumba Abierta
Mario Bauza, Doug Mettome, Jimmy Nottingham, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (trumpet) Eddie Bert, Vern Friley, Fred Zito (trombone) George Berg, Lenny Hambro, Ben Harrod (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Eddie Wasserman (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Candido, Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Bobby Escoto (vocals) Chico O'Farrill (arranger, conductor)
NYC, November 24, 1951
641-1Havana Special
642-5Carioca
643-2Fiesta Time
omit Escoto
NYC, 1951
563-3Avocadoes
565-3JATP Mambo
567-2Alemendra
568-1The Disappearance
569-2Cuban Blues
Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Leon Comegys, J.J. Johnson, George Mathews (trombone) George Dorsey, Hilton Jefferson (alto sax) Hank Mobley, Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney, Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Candido, Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Chico O'Farrill (arranger)
NYC, May 24, 1954
1711-4Manteca Theme
1712-4Contraste
1713-4Jungle
1714-4Rhumba Finale

VE2 2523   Charlie Parker - The Verve Years 1952-1954

Chris Griffin, Al Porcino, Bernie Privin (trumpet) Will Bradley, Bill Harris (trombone) unknown (flute, oboe) Toots Mondello, Charlie Parker, Murray Williams (alto sax) Art Drellinger, Hank Ross (tenor sax) Stan Webb (baritone sax) Verley Mills (harp) Lou Stein (piano) Art Ryerson (guitar) Bob Haggart (bass) Don Lamond (drums) unidentified strings, Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
First Ave. & East 44th St., NYC, January 22, 1952
675-2Temptation
676-3Lover
677-4Autumn In New York
678-4Stella By Starlight
Benny Harris (trumpet -1/3,5) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums) possibly Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, January 23, 1952
1. 679-4Mama Inez
2. 680-3La Cucaracha
3. 681-6Estrellita
4. 682-3Begin The Beguine
5. 683-1La Paloma
Jimmy Maxwell, Carl Pool, Al Porcino, Bernie Privin (trumpet) Bill Harris, Lou McGarity (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Charlie Parker, Harry Terrill, Murray Williams (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Hank Ross (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
First Ave. & East 44th St., NYC, March 25, 1952
756-5Night And Day
757-4Almost Like Being In Love
758-1I Can't Get Started
759-5 | 62VK453What Is This Thing Called Love
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Hank Jones (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fulton Recording, NYC, December 30, 1952
1118-3The Song Is You (as I Hear Music)
1119-7 | 62VK440Laird Bird
1120-2Kim
1121-2Cosmic Rays
Junior Collins (French horn) Al Block (flute) Tommy Mace (oboe) Manny Thaler (bassoon) Hal McKusick (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Tony Aless (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) The Dave Lambert Singers: including Annie Ross (vocals) Dave Lambert (vocals, arranger) Gil Evans (arranger, conductor)
Fulton Recording, NYC, May 25, 1953
1238-7In The Still Of The Night
1239-9Old Folks
1240-9If I Love Again
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fulton Recording, NYC, July 28, 1953
1246-3Chi-Chi
1247-1I Remember You
1248-1Now's The Time
1249-3Confirmation
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Jerome Darr (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, March 31, 1954
1531-7I Get A Kick Out Of You
1532-1Just One Of Those Things
1533-2My Heart Belongs To Daddy
1534-1I've Got You Under My Skin
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 10, 1954
2115-5 | 62VK472Love For Sale
2116-3I Love Paris

VE2 2524   Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge - Diz And Roy

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
NYC, October 29, 1954
2016-1 | 63VK625Sometimes I'm Happy
2017-3Algo Bueno
2018-1Trumpet Blues
2020-1The Ballad Medley
2021-1Blue Moon
2022-1I've Found A New Baby
2023-5Pretty Eyed Baby
2024-1 | 62VK447I Can't Get Started With You
2025-6Limehouse Blues
Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, November 2, 1955
2540-1Tour De Force
2541-3Steeplechase

VE2 2525   Ella Fitzgerald - The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book

Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Alvin Stoller (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified strings, Nelson Riddle (arranger, director) and others
Los Angeles, CA, January 5, 7 & 8, 1959
22617-5Soon
22618-8I Got Rhythm
22619-3Our Love Is Here To Stay
22620-9They Can't Take That Away From Me
22622-3A Foggy Day
22623-5The Man I Love
22624-2I'm Biding My Time
22629-3Clap Yo' Hands (Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie)
22631-6You've Got What Gets Me
22632-5Embraceable You
22633-3I've Got A Crush On You
22635-9ALady Be Good
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 1959
22749-5I Can't Be Bothered Now
22750-5Of Thee I Sing
22753-6Fascinating Rhythm
Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) Nelson Riddle's Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, March 26, 1959
22769-2Someone To Watch Over Me
22770-7Nice Work If You Can Get It
22772-10But Not For Me (spiced master)
22773-15Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
22777-8They All Laughed
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, July 15, 1959
22775-16Lorelei
26433-7Small We Dance
26434-3That Certain Feeling
26437-3Half Of It Dearie Blues
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, July 16, 1959
26438-6'S Wonderful
26439-3Who Cares
26443-3By Strauss
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 1959
26444-11My Cousin From Milwaukee
26445-9Things Are Looking Up
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, July 18, 1959
26453-4Isn't It A Pity

VE2 2526   The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2

Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, June 2, 1954
1726-2Moonlight In Vermont
1727-1Spring Is Here
1728-1Buttercup
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, June 4, 1954
1760-1 | 62VK235It Never Entered My Mind
1761-3A Foggy Day
1762-1Time Was
Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 16, 1954
2140-3That Old Black Magic (alternate take 1)
2141-1'Round Midnight
Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 11, 1955
2154-2Thou Swell
2155-2Someone To Watch Over Me
2157-2Tenderly
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2159-3I Get A Kick Out Of You (alternate take)
Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 13, 1955
2162-1Mediocre
2164-2Epistrophy
2165-1Dance Of The Infidels
Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 25, 1955
2333-4Bean And The Boys
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 27, 1955
2338-1East Of The Sun (alternate take)
2339-3Lady Bird (alternate take 2)
2341-4Lullaby In Rhythm
2342-9Star Eyes
2343-1Confirmation
Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 13, 1956
4001-1My Heart Stood Still
4002-1BBlues In The Closet
4004-4I Know That You Know
4006-2Woody'n You
4007-2I Should Care
4008-1Now's The Time
4009-1I Didn't Know What Time It Was

VE1 2527   Lester Young, Roy Eldridge - The Jazz Giants '56

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Lester Young (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1956
2646-2I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans
2647-2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
2648-4Gigantic Blues
2649-2This Year's Kisses
2650-2You Can Depend On Me
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1056 entitled "Various Artists - The Jazz Giants '56".

VE1 2528   Stan Getz - Focus

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Allan Martin, Gerald Tarack (violin) Jacob Glick (viola) Bruce Rogers (cello) Steve Kuhn (piano) John Neves (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) unidentified woodwinds, Hershey Key (conductor) Eddie Sauter (arranger)
NYC, July 14, 1961
61VK275I'm Late, I'm Late
61VK276Her
61VK277Pan
61VK278I Remember When
same personnel
NYC, July 28, 1961
61VK279Night Rider
61VK280Once Upon A Time
61VK281A Summer Afternoon
** reissue of Verve V/V6 8412.

VE2 2529   Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All

Harry Edison (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto, tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) John Simmons (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1955
2448-3What's New
2449-8A Fine Romance
2450-1I Hadn't Anyone Till You
2451-3I Get A Kick Out Of You
2452-2Everything I Have Is Yours
2453-3Isn't This A Lovely Day
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet, arranger) Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Aaron Bell (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 6, 1956
2850-5 | 62VK224Trav'lin' Light
2851-3I Must Have That Man
2853-1Some Other Spring
2854-4Lady Sings The Blues
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet, arranger -2/4) Paul Quinichette (tenor sax -2/4) Wynton Kelly (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Aaron Bell (bass -2/4) Lenny McBrowne (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
NYC, June 7, 1956
1. 2855-12Strange Fruit
2. 2856-1God Bless The Child
3. 2857-8Good Morning, Heartache
4. 2858-1No Good Man
Harry Edison (trumpet) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 1956
2914-3Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
2915-6Cheek To Cheek
2916-4Ill Wind
2917-8Speak Low
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 1956
2929-4We'll Be Together Again
2930-3All Or Nothing At All
2931-6Sophisticated Lady
2932-6April In Paris

VE2 2530   Ben Webster - Ballads

Ben Webster (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 30, 1954
1527-1Love's Away
1528-4You're Mine, You
1529-1My Funny Valentine
1530-5Sophisticated Lady
Tony Scott (clarinet) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Mac Ceppos, Richard Dickler, Milt Lomask, David Novales, Misha Edward Russell, Rudolph Sims (strings) Billy Strayhorn (piano, arranger) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Ralph Burns (director)
NYC, May 28, 1954
1721-6Love Is Here To Stay
1722-2It Happens To Be Me
1723-1All Too Soon
1724-2Chelsea Bridge
Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings, Ralph Burns (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 15, 1954
2134-5Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
2135-3Prelude To A Kiss
2136-5Willow Weep For Me
2137-2Come Rain Or Come Shine
Al Epstein aka Al Young (flute, alto sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Chet Amsterdam (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) unidentified strings, Ralph Burns (arranger, conductor)
NYC, September 9, 1955
2506-2There Is No Greater Love
2507-2Teach Me Tonight
2508-1What Am I Here For
2509-3Until Tonight
2510-10My Greatest Mistake
2511-2Blue Moon
2512-4Early Autumn
2513-1We'll Be Together Again

VE2 2531   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (organ) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, December 13, 1952
1081-2Roy's Riff
1082-1Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
1083-7 | 62VK207Rockin' Chair
1084-4Little Jazz
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (organ) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, April 20, 1953
1222-1Love For Sale
1223-5 | 62VK206Dale's Wail
1224-3The Man I Love
1225-2Oscar's Arrangement
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 14, 1954
1961-1If I Had You
1962-2Blue Moon
1963-5Stormy Weather
1964-1Sweethearts On Parade
1965-3A Foggy Day
1966-1I Only Have Eyes For You
1967-1Sweet Georgia Brown
1968-1The Song Is Ended

VE2 2532   Johnny Hodges - The Smoothe One

Harold Baker (trumpet) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Jones (piano) Les Spann (guitar, flute) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, April 7, 1959
26324A-3First Klass
26325-5Second Klass
26326-4Straight Back
26328-4Steerage
26329-5Third Klass
same personnel
NYC, April 8, 1959
26330-5Meet The Frog
26331-1Nite Life
26332-2My Melancholy Baby
26333-10Lotus Blossom
26334-6Free For All
Harold Baker (trumpet) Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Lawrence Brown, Mitchell "Bootie" Wood (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Harold Ashby (tenor sax) Jimmy Jones (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
NYC, September 8, 1960
26773Br' Rabbit
26774Starting With You (I'm Through)
26775The Hare
26776The Things You Miss
26777I Told You Son
26778Wiggle Awhile
26779Get Ready
26780Peaches
26781Hygiene
** same contents as Verve MGV 8350 + MGV 8391.

VE1 2533   The Modern Jazz Sextet - Dizzy Meets Sonny

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Clifton "Skeeter" Best (guitar) Percy Heath (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1956
2652-6Tour De Force
2653-1Dizzy Meets Sonny
2654-1Ballad Medley
2655-1Blues For The Bird
2656-1Mean To Me
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1076 entitled "The Modern Jazz Sextet".

VE2 2534   Anita O'Day - The Big Band Sessions

Anita O'Day (vocals) Billy May Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, April 2, 1959
22786A-2Just One Of Those Things
22789-7Easy To Love
Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Jimmy Giuffre (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, April 6, 1959
26301-5Come Rain Or Come Shine
26302-3You're A Clown
26303-1Easy Come, Easy Go
26304-13A Lover Is Blue
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 7, 1959
26306-4Gone With The Wind
26307-4Hershey Bar
26308-2My Heart Belongs To Daddy
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 8, 1959
26310-6The Way You Look Tonight
26311-5It Had To Be You
Anita O'Day (vocals) Billy May Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, April 9, 1959
22798-6I Got A Kick Out Of You
22801-2Get Out Of Town
22802-2What Is This Thing Called Love
22803-9Night And Day
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, June 6, 1960
23244-12Johnny One Note
23245-5Lover
23246-3Have You Met Miss Jones
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, June 8, 1960
23253-2Ten Cents A Dance
Herb Pomeroy (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer, Willie Dennis (trombone) Walt Levinsky (clarinet, alto sax) Phil Woods (alto sax) Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Anita O'Day (vocals) Gary McFarland (arranger, director) and others
NYC, October 16, 1961
61VK482The Ballad Of All The Sad Young Men
61VK483Up State
61VK484You Come A Long Way From St. Louis
61VK486Boogie Blues
61VK487A Woman Alone With The Blues
61VK489Night Bird

VE2 2535   Ella Fitzgerald - The Duke Ellington Song Book

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (trumpet) Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet -2) Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet) Duke Ellington (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, June 24, 1957
1. 21033-6Day Dream
2. 21034-6Take The "A" Train
Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (trumpet) Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet) Duke Ellington (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, June 25, 1957
21036-6Everything But You
21037-6I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
21038-3Drop Me Off At Harlem
21039-4Lost In Meditation
21040-4I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (trumpet) Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax -1,2) probably Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax -3/5) Harry Carney (baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet) Duke Ellington (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 1957
1. 21049-2Clementine
2. 21050I'm Just A Lucky So And So
3. 21051-12I'm Beginning To See The Light
4. 21052I Didn't Know About You
5. 21053-3Rockin' In Rhythm
Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (trumpet) Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Frank Foster (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet) Duke Ellington (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, June 27, 1957
21063-3All Too Soon
21064-8Caravan
21065-7Bli-Blip
21066-8Chelsea Bridge
21067-4Perdido
21068-2The E And D Blues
Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (trumpet) Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
NYC, September 3, 1957
21557Portrait Of Ella: Royal Ancestry / All Heart / Beyond Category / Total Jazz

VE2 2536   Ben Webster - Soulville

Ben Webster (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 15, 1957
21740-4 | 62VK239Love Come Back To Me
21741-1Where Are You
21742-5 | 62VK238Makin' Whoopee
21743-5Ill Wind
21744-6Late Date
21745-2Time On My Hands
21749-1Soulville
Ben Webster (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
NYC, November 6, 1959
22989-6Sunday
22990-1When Your Lover Has Gone
22991-4The Touch Of Your Lips
22992-3In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
22993-1This Can't Be Love
22994-1Bye Bye Blackbird
22995-3How Deep Is The Ocean

VE2 2537   Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Paul Desmond - Mulligan And Getz And Desmond

Paul Desmond (alto sax) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax) Joe Benjamin (bass) Dave Bailey (drums)
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, August 2, 1957
21221 | 62VK527Body And Soul
21222 | 62VK526Blues In Time
21224 | 62VK530Wintersong
same personnel
NYC, August 27, 1957
21323 | 62VK532Fall Out
21324 | 62VK529Line For Lyons
21325 | 62VK531Battle Hymn Of The Republican
21326 | 62VK468 | 62VK528Standstill
Stan Getz (tenor, baritone sax) Gerry Mulligan (baritone, tenor sax) Lou Levy (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 12, 1957
21700-4 | 63VK365That Old Feeling
21701-3 | 63VK366This Can't Be Love
21702-3 | 63VK367A Ballad
21703-1Scrapple From The Apple
21704-2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
21705-3 | 63VK362Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love
21706-1 | 63VK364Too Close For Comfort
21707-1 | 63VK363Anything Goes

VE2 2538   Lester Young - Mean To Me

Jesse Drakes (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor sax) Gildo Mahones (piano) John Ore (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 10, 1954
2107-1Another Mambo
2108-1Come Rain Or Come Shine
2109-2Rose Room
2110-2Somebody Loves Me
2111-2Kiss Me Again
2112-2It Don't Mean A Thing
2113-1I'm In The Mood For Love
2114-2Big Top Blues
Harry Edison (trumpet) Lester Young (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 1955
2532-1Mean To Me
2533-2That's All
2534-1Red Boy Blues
2535-1Pennies From Heaven
2536She's Funny That Way
2537-1One O'Clock Jump

VE1 2539   Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) Frank DeVol Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, July 15 & 16, 1960
26717-9Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
26718-5Jingle Bells
26719-7Frosty The Snowman
26722-7Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
26724-3Winter Wonderland
26725-7Let It Snow
26726-3What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
26728-4Have Yourself A Merry Little
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 5, 1960
26723-9The Christmas Song (remake)
26727-9White Christmas (remake)
26741-5Good Morning Blues
26742-13Sleigh Ride
** reissue of Verve MGV 4042.

VE2 2540   Ella Fitzgerald - The Duke Ellington Song Book, Vol. 2

Ben Webster (tenor sax) Stuff Smith (violin) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, September 4, 1956
20252-4I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
20253-1Rocks In My Bed
20254-3Cottontail
20255-1Just Squeeze Me
20256-4Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
20257-2Solitude
20258-6Sophisticated Lady
20259-2Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
20260-1It Don't Mean A Thing
20261-4Prelude To A Kiss
20262-1Don't Get Around Much Anymore
20263-3Satin Doll
20264-2Azure
20265-5In A Sentimental Mood
20266-6Ev'rything I've Got Belongs To You
Ben Webster (tenor sax -1,3/5) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 1957
1. 21773-5In A Mellow Tone
2. 21774-6Mood Indigo
3. 21775-8Love You Madly
4. 21776-11Lush Life
5. 21777-9Squatty Roo

VE2 2541   Tony Williams - Once In A Lifetime

Larry Young as Khalid Yasin (organ) John McLaughlin (guitar) Tony Williams (drums)
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, May 26 & 28, 1969
Emergency
Beyond Games
Where
Vashkar
same session
Via The Spectrum Road
Spectrum
Sangria For Three
Something Spiritual
Larry Young as Khalid Yasin (organ) John McLaughlin (guitar) Jack Bruce (bass) Tony Williams (drums, vocals)
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, July 14, 1970
To Whom It May Concern - Them +
To Whom It May Concern - Us +
Big Nick +
Vuelta Abajo +
A Famous Blues +
** same contents as Polydor 24-4017 + 24-4018 + 5 bonus tracks.

VE2 2542   Count Basie - Paradise Squat

Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor sax) Floyd Johnson, Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Neal Hefti (arranger)
NYC, January 17, 1952
665-4New Basie Blues
666-4Sure Thing
667-2Why Not
668-4Fawncy Meeting You
add Sy Oliver (arranger)
NYC, January 25, 1952
688-6Jive At Five
689-5No Name
690-5Redhead
691-5Every Tub
Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor sax, arranger) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Oscar Peterson (piano -16) Count Basie (piano, organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Ray Brown (bass -16) Gus Johnson (drums) Bixie Crawford (vocals -6,7) Buck Clayton, Andy Gibson, Buster Harding, Nat Pierce, Don Redman, A.K. Salim (arranger)
NYC, July 22 & 23, 1952
1. 822-6Jack And Jill
2. 823-2Bread
3. 824-7There's A Small Hotel
4. 825-2Hob Nail Boogie
5. 826-4Basie Talks
6. 827-2Paradise Squat
7. 827-3-
8. 828-1U.F.O.
9. 828-5Like A Ship At Sea
10. 829-3Bunny
11. 830-5Tippin' On The Q.T.
12. 831-3Blee Blop Blues (as Tippin' On The Q.T.)
13. 832-5Cash Box
14. 833-4Bootsie
15. 834-2Tom Whaley
16. 836-5Be My Guest
17. 837-2You're Not The Kind (Blee Blop Blues)
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette (tenor sax -1) Oscar Peterson (piano -1, organ -2) Count Basie (organ -1, piano -2) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
1. 835-7Blues For The Count And Oscar
2. 838-2Extended Blues
Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor sax) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
NYC, December 12, 1952
964-7Let Me Dream
965-4Sent For You Yesterday
966-1Goin' To Chicago

VE2 2543   Lionel Hampton - The Blues Ain't News To Me

Billy Brooks, Wallace Davenport, Ed Mullens, Ed Preston (trumpet) Al Hayse, Hal Roberts, Arnett Sparrow (trombone) Willie Ruff (French horn) James Araki, Bobby Plater (alto sax) Ritney Brauer, Eddie Chamblee (tenor sax) Joe Evans (baritone sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes, piano, drums, vocals) Dwight Mitchell (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Peter Badie (bass) Rufus Jones, Buddy Rich (drums) Isarova Hernandez (congas)
Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 1955
2388-4Red River
2389-6G.H.Q.
2390-6Imagination
2391-2 | 62VK223Midnight Sun
2392-2 | 62VK222Air Mail Special
2393-1Flying Home
2394-1It's A Blue World
2395-3Swingin' On C
2397-5The Blues Ain't News To Be
Willie Ruff (French horn) Lionel Hampton (vibes) Dwight Mitchell (piano) Billy Mackel (guitar) Peter Badie (bass) Rufus Jones (drums) Isarova Hernandez (congas)
Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1955
2398-6I Only Have Eyes For You
Billy Brooks (trumpet) Eddie Chamblee (tenor sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes) Billy Mackel (guitar) Peter Badie (bass) Rufus Jones (drums) Vicki Lee (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, September 6, 1955
2486-2Pig Ears And Rice
2487-9Baby Don't Love Me No More

VE2 2544   Illinois Jacquet - The Cool Rage

Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Carl Perkins (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar) Red Callender (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1951
499-5Pastel
500-2All Of Me
Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) John Collins (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 24, 1951
545-4Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
546-6Mean To Me
548-2Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Russell Jacquet, Joe Newman, Elmon Wright, Lammar Wright (trumpet) Henry Coker, Matthew Gee (trombone) Ernie Henry, Earl Warren (alto sax) Lowell Hastings, Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) John Acea (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Al Lucas (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums) A.K. Salim (arranger)
NYC, March 21, 1952
753-5Boot 'Em Up
754-7Bluesitis
755-3Swinging Home
Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Count Basie (organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jimmy Crawford (drums)
NYC, July 22, 1952
818-4 | 62VK217Lean Baby
819-6Somewhere Along The Way
820-8The Cool Rage
821-3 | 62VK216Port Of Rico
Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Sir Charles Thompson (piano) Hank Jones (organ) Joe Sinacore (guitar) Al Lucas (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, December 31, 1952
1122-10Fat Man Boogie
1123-3Blues In The Night
1124-9Where Are You
1125-3What's The Riff
Russell Jacquet (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Johnny Acea (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1953
1389-5Blue Nocturne
1393-1It's The Talk Of The Town
1394-7Heads
Russell Jacquet (trumpet -1,2) Matthew Gee (trombone -1,2) Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax -3,4) Leo Parker (baritone sax -1,2) John Acea (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Chino Pozo (congas -1,2)
NYC, December 13, 1954
1. 2117-5Jacquet Dilemma
2. 2120-1Saph
3. 2121-1The Kid And The Brute
4. 2122-2I Wrote It For The Kid
Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Wild Bill Davis (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Johnny Williams (drums)
NYC, April 21, 1958
22222The Fluke
22223No Sweat
22224Night Out
22225Flyin' Home

VE2 2545   Bill Evans - California, Here I Come

Bill Evans (piano) Eddie Gomez (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, August 17 & 18, 1967
California, Here I Come
Turn Out The Stars
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Stella By Starlight
Very Early
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
'Round Midnight
On Green Dolphin Street
If You Could See Me Now
Alfie
Gone With The Wind
In A Sentimental Mood
You're Gonna Hear From Me
Emily
G Waltz
** part of Verve 314 527 953-2.