Norgran Records Catalog: 1000 series

Norgran 1000 series (12 inch LP)

MGN 1000   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet

Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Stan Getz, tenor sax; John Williams, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Frank Isola, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1953
1241-4Love And The Weather
1243-4Spring Is Here
1245-2Crazy Rhythm
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1953
1265-3Willow Weep For Me
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 1953
1278-2The Nearness Of You
1279-2Pot Luck

MGN 1001   The Consummate Artistry Of Ben Webster

Ben Webster, tenor sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, April 21, 1953
1227-9Cottontail
1228-4Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
1229-3Bounce Blues
Harry Edison, trumpet; Benny Carter, alto sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1953
1362-5That's All
1363-2Pennies From Heaven
1364-3Tenderly
1365-5Jive At Six
1366-3Don't Get Around Much Anymore
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1089 entitled "King Of The Tenors". Verve MGV 8020 entitled "King Of Tenors".

MGN 1002   Kenny Drew - Progressive Piano

Kenny Drew, piano; Gene Wright, bass #1-3,5,6; Charles "Specs" Wright, drums #1-3,5,6.
NYC, 1953
1. 1269-3Bluesville
2. 1270-1Angie
3. 1271-3I'll Remember April
4. 1272-1I Can Make You Love Me
5. 1273-1My Beautiful Lady
6. 1274-1Many Miles Away
Kenny Drew, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Lawrence Marable, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1954
1924-1Four Or Five
1925-1Polka Dots And Moonbeams
1926-1Low Flame
1927-252nd Street Theme
1928-1Chartreuse
1929-1Kenny's Blues
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1066 entitled "The Modernity Of Kenny Drew". Verve MGV 8156 entitled "Kenny Drew And His Progressive Piano".

MGN 1003   Dizzy Gillespie - Afro

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
1715-26/8
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Gilbert Valdez, flute; Rene Hernandez, piano; Robert Rodriguez, bass; Candido, Jose Mangual, Ralph Miranda, Ubaldo Nieto, percussion.
NYC, June 3, 1954
1738-10A Night In Tunisia
1739-3Caravan
1740-3Con Alma
** also issued on Verve MGV 8191.

MGN 1004   Johnny Hodges - Memories Of Ellington

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.
NYC, February 28, 1951
511-1Good Queen Bess
513-3Solitude
same personnel.
NYC, March 3, 1951
516-5Sophisticated Lady
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Joe Marshall, drums.
NYC, January 17, 1952
661-2Day Dream
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett or Teddy Brannon, piano; Red Callender, bass; J.C. Heard, drums; Al Hibbler, vocals.
San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1952
800-1I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Ben Webster, Rudy Williams, tenor sax; Ted Brannon, piano; Barney Richmond, bass; Al Walker, drums.
NYC, December 11, 1952
953-3Come Sunday
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, April 9, 1954
1545-4In A Mellow Tone
1546-2I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
1547-4Don't Get Around Much Anymore
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1092; Verve MGV 8180 entitled "In A Mellow Tone".

MGN 1005   Lester Young - The President

Lester Young, tenor sax; John Lewis, piano; Joe Shulman, bass; Bill Clark, drums.
NYC, July, 1950
431-2Count Every Star
432-1It All Depends On You
Lester Young, tenor sax; John Lewis, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Jo Jones, drums.
NYC, January 16, 1951
484-2September In The Rain
487-2Pete's Cafe
same personnel.
NYC, March 8, 1951
533-1 | 62VK439Lester Swings
534-1Slow Motion Blues
Lester Young, tenor sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, August 4, 1952
887-1These Foolish Things
889-1Stardust
893-4I Can't Give You Anything But Love
895-2I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1093; Verve MGV 8181 entitled "Lester Swings Again".

MGN 1006   Buddy DeFranco - The Progressive Mr. DeFranco

Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Jack Lee, Joe Triscari, trumpet; Hoyt Bohannon, Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson, trombone; George Roberts, bass trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Gus Bivona, Willie Schwartz, alto sax; Jimmy Giuffre, Don Raffell, tenor sax; Marty Berman, baritone sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Wesley Landers, drums; Russ Garcia, Nelson Riddle, arranger.
Los Angeles, CA, September 28 & 29, 1953
1319-6Gold Nugget Sam
1320-5Love Is For The Very Young
1321-4From Here To Eternity
1322-4Punkin'
1323-6Pyramid
1324-1Cornball
Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
NYC, April 7, 1954
1536-3Cable Car
1537-4I Wish I Knew
1542-2Monogram
1544-1Blues In The Closet
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1094; Verve MGV 8182 entitled "Odalisque".

MGN 1007   Louis Bellson - Journey Into Love

Juan Tizol, valve trombone; George Poole, flute; Willie Smith, alto sax; Ernie Hughes, piano; Louis Bellson, drums; unidentified strings, Buddy Baker, arranger, conductor; and others.
Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 1954
1908-4Lonesome
1909-4Mirror On The Walter
1910-2Out Of This World
1911-3Javille
1912-2Be My Pretty Flower
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954
1913-3Love Me Forever
1914-5Dancing On A Moonbeam
1915-7Can't This Be True
1916-4Don't Be Afraid To Love Me
1917-5Unforgettable
** also issued on Verve MGV 2006 entitled "Buddy Baker - Two In Love".

MGN 1008   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet #2

Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Stan Getz, tenor sax; John Williams, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Frank Isola, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1953
1263-1Minor Blues
1264-2Fascinatin' Rhythm
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 1953
1276-1I Don't Know What Time It Was
1277-1Tangerine

MGN 1009   More Of Johnny Hodges

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.
NYC, February 28, 1951
514-1The Jeep Is Jumping
Harold Baker, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Call Cobbs, piano; John Williams, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1954
1861-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Harold Baker, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax #3,5; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax #3-5; Call Cobbs, piano #1,2,4,5; Richard Powell, piano #3; John Williams, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 5, 1954
1. 1863-1Madame Butterfly
2. 1864-3Warm Valley
3. 1866-1Ballad Medley
4. -All Of Me
5. 1867-2Skokiaan

MGN 1010   George Wallington With Strings

Joseph Livoisi, violin; David Uchitel, viola; William Eder, cello; George Wallington, piano; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Sonny Lawrence or George Brackman, arranger.
NYC, October 22, 1954
1997-3My Funny Valentine
1998-1Alone Together
1999-4Autumn In New York
2000-3Thou Swell
2001-3Invitation
2002-3Moonlight In Vermont
2003Variations
2004Racing
2005-4Marcel The Furrier
2006-1Ever Loving Blues
2007Hold Me Close
2008Morning Dew

MGN 1011   Louis Bellson And His Drums

Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Don Abney, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
NYC, June 21, 1954
1772-3Charlie's Blues
1773-3I'll Remember April
1774-1Buffalo Joe
1775-1Stompin' At The Savoy
1776-1Love For Sale
1777-1The Man I Love
1778-1Basically Speaking, Duvivier That Is
1779-1Concerto For Drums
** originally intended as Norgran MGN 1095.
** also issued on Verve MGV 8016 entitled "Concerto For Drums By Louis Bellson".

MGN 1012   Buddy DeFranco And His Clarinet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
1868-2Mine
1869-2You Go To My Head
1870-3Gerry's Tune
1871-4Now's The Time
1872-1Autumn Leaves
1873-1Titoro (long version)
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1096; Verve MGV 8183 entitled "Autumn Leaves".

MGN 1013   Another Evening With Charlie Ventura And Mary Ann McCall

Charlie Ventura, tenor, baritone, bass sax; Ralph Burns, piano; Chubby Jackson, bass; Louis "Chick" Kenny, drums; Betty Bennett, The Blentones, vocals.
NYC, August 6, 1951
591-4Lover
592-6Yesterdays
Charlie Ventura, alto, tenor, baritone sax; Gene Kutch, piano; Ace Tesone, bass; Chick Kenny, drums.
NYC, December 22, 1952
1104-9Jersey Bounce
1105-3Deep Purple
Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Lenny Hambro, alto, baritone sax; Charlie Ventura, tenor, baritone sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax, flute; Dave McKenna, piano; Perry Lopez, guitar; Bob Carter, bass; Sonny Igoe, drums; Mary Ann McCall, vocals.
NYC, August 16, 1954
1880-2Swingin' On A Star
1881-1Charlie's Venture
1882-2The Breeze And I
1883-5Soft Touch
1884-3We'll Be Together Again
1885-3There'll Be Some Changes Made
1886-4It Don't Mean A Thing

MGN 1014   The Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Autumn In New York

Gerald Wiggins, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Chico Hamilton, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, November 15 & 16, 1954
2050-4I Like To Recognize The Tune
2051-4Strike Up The Band
2052-1Autumn In New York
2053-1And She Remembers Me
2054-2Little Girl Blue
2055-1Have You Met Miss Jones
2056-4Tal's Blues
2057-2Cherokee
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1097; Verve MGV 8184 entitled "The Guitar Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Autumn In New York".

MGN 1015   Benny Carter Plays Pretty

Benny Carter, alto sax; Don Abney, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 1954
1780-2Moonglow
1781-2My One And Only Love
1782-3Love Is Here To Stay
1784-3Tenderly
1785-2Unforgettable
1786-5Ruby
1787-3Moon Song
Bill Harris, trombone; Benny Carter, alto sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 14, 1954
1955-1Laura
** also issued on Verve MGV 2025 entitled "Moonglow".

MGN 1016   Buddy DeFranco, Oscar Peterson - The George Gershwin Song Book

Harry Betts, Nick DiMaio, Murray McEachern, Dick Noel, Tommy Pederson, trombone; Dick DeRisi, French horn; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Marty Berman, Jack Dumont, Herman Glunker, Jules Jacobs, woodwinds; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Bobby White, drums; unidentified strings, Russ Garcia, arranger, conductor.
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1954
2097-3It Ain't Necessarily So
2098-3'S Wonderful
2099-5Someone To Watch Over Me
2100-2Bess, You Is My Woman Now
2101-5I Want To Stay Here (aka Porgy)
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1954
2102-4Strike Up The Band
2103-2The Man I Love
2104-4I Got Rhythm
2105-1They Can't Take That Away From Me
2106-5I Was Doing All Right
** also issued on Verve MGV 2022.

MGN 1017   Bud Powell - Jazz Original

Bud Powell, piano; Percy Heath, bass #2-4; Max Roach, drums #2-4.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 16, 1954
1. 2138-3Like Someone In Love
2. 2139-1Deep Night
3. 2140-4That Old Black Magic
4. 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
2156-1Bean And The Boys (aka Lover Come Back To Me)
2157-2Tenderly
same personnel.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2158-1How High The Moon
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1098; Verve MGV 8185 entitled "Bud Powell '57".

MGN 1018   Ben Webster - Music For Loving

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
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
2137-2Come Rain Or Come Shine
** also issued on Verve MGV 2026 entitled "Sophisticated Lady".

MGN 1019   The Creative Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Jo Jones, drums.
NYC, February 1, 1955
2231-1Blues For The Oldest Profession
2232-1It Had To Be You
2233-1You Took Advantage Of Me
2234-1Three Little Words
2235-1If I Had You
2236-1Who's Sorry Now
2237-1The Birth Of The Blues
2238-1When Your Lover Has Gone
2239-1Moonlight On The Ganges
2240-3April In Paris
2241-1Hallelujah
2242-1Get Out Of Town
** also issued on Verve MGV 2029 entitled "For Quiet Lovers".

MGN 1020   The Driving Louis Bellson

Charlie Shavers, trumpet #1-4; Nate Brown, flute #5-7; Sid Brown, bass clarinet #5-7; Seldon Powell, tenor sax #1-4; Lou Stein, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Louis Bellson, drums; Latin American rhythm, #5-7.
NYC, February 2, 1955
1. 2243-4Greetings
2. 2244-2Charlie
3. 2245-1Basie
4. 2246-1All Right (Jump It Man)
5. 2247-2Festivale
6. 2248-1Mambo A La Louis Bellson
7. 2249-1The Hawk Talks
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1099; Verve MGV 8186 entitled "The Hawk Talks".

MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2

Charlie Ventura, tenor, baritone, bass sax; Ralph Burns, piano; Chubby Jackson, bass; Louis "Chick" Kenny, drums; Betty Bennett, The Blentones, vocals.
NYC, August 6, 1951
591-4Lover
Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Stan Getz, tenor sax; John Williams, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Frank Isola, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 1953
1279-2Pot Luck
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Arthur Clarke, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Ray Brown, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, September 17, 1953
1316-4Easy Going Home
Harry Edison, trumpet; Benny Carter, alto sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1953
1364-3Tenderly
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
1369-1It's The Talk Of The Town
Jesse Drakes, trumpet; Lester Young, tenor sax; Gildo Mahones, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Connie Kay, drums.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 11, 1953
1399-2New D.B. Blues
Bob Johnson, Taft Jordan, Bill Scott, trumpet; Ted Kelly, George Matthews, trombone; George Dorsey, Hilton Jefferson, alto sax; Pizza Simon, tenor sax; Haywood Henry, baritone sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Billy Smith, drums; Al Hibbler, vocals.
NYC, February 11, 1954
1522-6I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Don Elliott, trumpet, mellophone, vibes, bongos; Ralph Martin, piano; Joe Puma, guitar; Bob Peterson, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
NYC, February, 1954
1517-2Loris
Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
1873-1Titoro (long version)
Harry Edison, trumpet; Milt Bernhardt, trombone; Willie Smith, alto sax; Tom Brown, tenor sax; Bob Poland, baritone sax; Gerald Wiggins, piano; Joe Comfort, bass; Buddy Rich, drums, vocals; Jack Costanzo, bongos.
Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1954
1907-3Sportin' Life (as Sweetie Pie)

MGN 1022   Lester Young - It Don't Mean A Thing

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
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1100; Verve MGV 8187.

MGN 1023   Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy And Strings

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, bass; Charlie Persip, drums; Buster Harding, arranger.
NYC, September 15, 1954
1980-3Cool Eyes
1981-1Confusion
1982-4Pile Driver
1983-2Hob Nail Special
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocals; John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Jim Chambers, Fred Klein, French horn; Danny Bank, baritone sax; George Berg, Jack Greenberg, Tom Parshley, woodwinds; Wynton Kelly, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Jimmy Crawford, drums; 9 strings, Johnny Richards, arranger, conductor.
NYC, September 16, 1954
1984-6Rose Of Picardy
1985Silhouette
1986-8Can You Recall
1987-2O Solow
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1090; Verve MGV 8178 entitled "Diz Big Band".

MGN 1024   Johnny Hodges - Dance Bash

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett or Teddy Brannon, piano; Red Callender, bass; J.C. Heard, drums; Al Hibbler, vocals.
San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1952
798-4For This Is My Night Of Love
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Red Callender, bass; J.C. Heard, drums; Al Hibbler, vocals.
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1952
807-5This Love Of Mine
Harold Baker, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Arthur Clarke, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, John Williams, piano; Louis Bellson, drums.
NYC, January 7, 1955
2149-3Rose Room
2150-4Blues For Basie
2151-1Mood Indigo
2152-2Squatty Roo
2153-1Perdido
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1091; Verve MGV 8179 entitled "Perdido".

MGN 1025   Benny Carter (not released)

Benny Carter, alto sax; Teddy Wilson, piano; Jo Jones, drums.
NYC, September 20, 1954
1988-5Little Girl Blue
1989-4June In January
1990-2Jeepers Creepers
1991-2Rosetta
1992-1Birth Of The Blues
1993-3When Your Lover Has Gone
1994-1The Moon Is Low
1995-3This Love Of Mine

MGN 1026   Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
NYC, April 15, 1953
1208-9Ferdinando
1209-3It Could Happen To You
1210-5Autumn In New York
1211-8Base On Balls
1212-4 | 63VK737Left Field
1213-3Show Eyes
same personnel.
NYC, April 20, 1953
1218-6But Not For Me
1221-1Buddy's Blues
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159 entitled "Mr. Clarinet".

MGN 1027   The Interpretations Of Tal Farlow

Claude Williamson, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; Red Mitchell, bass; Stan Levey, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, January 17, 1955
2176-2These Foolish Things
2177-2I Remember You
2178-2How Deep Is The Ocean
2179-8Fascinating Rhythm
2180-2Manhattan
2181-4Autumn Leaves
2182-5It's You Or No One
2183-4Tenderly
2184-1There Will Never Be Another You
2185-6Just One Of Those Things
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1101 entitled "Fascinating Rhythm". Verve MGV 8011 entitled "The Guitar Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Fascinating Rhythm".

MGN 1028   Ralph Burns Among The JATP's

Al DeRisi, Roy Eldridge, Bernie Glow, Lou Oles, Al Porcino, trumpet; Bill Harris, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet; Sam Marowitz, Hal McKusick, alto sax; Al Cohn, Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Louis Bellson, drums; Ralph Burns, arranger.
NYC, February 4, 1955
2254-3Perpetual Motion
2255-1Spring In Naples
2256-5Music For A Stripteaser
2257-3Sprang
2258-2Pimlico
2259-2Early Awedom
2260-5Chuck-A-Luck
2261-2Texco
** also issued on Verve MGV 8121.

MGN 1029   Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet #3

Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Stan Getz, tenor sax; John Williams, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Frank Isola, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1953
1242-3It Don't Mean A Thing
1244-1The Varsity Drag
Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Stan Getz, tenor sax; John Williams, piano; Bill Anthony, bass; Frank Isola, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 1954
2036-1Give Me The Simple Life
2037-1Oh, Jane Suavely
2040-1I'll Remember April
** also issued on Verve MGV 8122.

MGN 1030   A Recital By Tal Farlow

Bob Enevoldsen, trombone; Bill Perkins, tenor sax; Bob Gordon, baritone sax; Tal Farlow, guitar; Monty Budwig, bass; Lawrence Marable, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, May 3, 1955
2322-1On The Alamo
2323-3Will You Still Be Mine
2324-5Walkin'
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, May 4, 1955
2325-4Moonlight Becomes You
2326-1(You Came Along From) Out Of Nowhere
2327-3Lorinesque
2328-9Bye Bye Baby
** also issued on Verve MGV 8123.

MGN 1031   Sing And Swing With Buddy Rich

Lee Castle, trumpet; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Louis Bellson, drums; Buddy Rich, vocals; unidentified strings, Howard Gibeling, director.
NYC, January 26, 1955
2220-6Everything Happens To Me
2221-4Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
2222-9Sure Thing
2223-5Glad To Be Unhappy
Thad Jones, Joe Newman, trumpet; Ben Webster, Frank Wess, tenor sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
NYC, May 16, 1955
2346-1Ballad Medley

MGN 1032   Various Artists - West Coast Jazz

Conte Candoli, trumpet; Stan Getz, tenor sax; Lou Levy, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1955
2428-2East Of The Sun
2429-3Four
2430-6A Night In Tunisia
2431-1Suddenly It's Spring
2432-3Summertime
2433-4Shine
** also issued on Verve MGV 8028 entitled "Stan Getz - West Coast Jazz".

MGN 1033   Various Artists - Swing Guitars

Barney Kessel, Jim Wyble, guitar; Morty Corb, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, July 23, 1952
810-5Heat Wave
811-2East Of The Sun
812-8All The Things You Are
813-8Crazy Rhythm
Carl Perkins, piano; Oscar Moore, guitar; Joe Comfort, bass; George Jenkins, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1955
2314-6Sonny Boy
2315-10Beautiful Moons Ago
2316-3A Foggy Day
2317-1Oscar's Blues
Claude Williamson, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; Red Mitchell, bass; Stan Levey, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 1955
2318-2Lullaby Of The Leaves
2319-1Stompin' At The Savoy
2320-4This Is Always
2321-7Tea For Two
** also issued on Verve MGV 8124.

MGN 1034   Various Artists - Tenor Saxes

Bennie Green, J.J. Johnson, trombone; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Al Haig, piano; John Collins, guitar; Nelson Boyd, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.
NYC, August 29, 1949
278-5Platinum Love
279-6 | 63VK638There's A Small Hotel
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
Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Hank Jones, piano; Buddy Rich, drums.
NYC, December 14, 1952
974-5Take The "A" Train
975-1I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Harry Edison, trumpet; Benny Carter, alto sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1953
1364-3Tenderly
Jesse Drakes, trumpet; Lester Young, tenor sax; Gildo Mahones, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Connie Kay, drums.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 11, 1953
1396-1This Can't Be Love
1401-1I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
Stan Getz, tenor sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Bob Whitlock, bass; Max Roach, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 1954
1495-1With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
1496-6I Hadn't Anyone Till You
Ben Webster, tenor sax; Billy Strayhorn, piano, arranger; George Duvivier, bass; Louis Bellson, drums; Ralph Burns, director.
NYC, May 28, 1954
1725-1Almost Like Being In Love
Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Lenny Hambro, alto, baritone sax; Charlie Ventura, tenor, baritone sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax, flute; Dave McKenna, piano; Perry Lopez, guitar; Bob Carter, bass; Sonny Igoe, drums; Mary Ann McCall, vocals.
NYC, August 16, 1954
1880-2Swingin' On A Star
1881-1Charlie's Venture
** also issued on Verve MGV 8125.

MGN 1035   Various Artists - Alto Saxes

Willie Smith, alto sax; Dodo Marmarosa, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Red Callender, bass; Jo Jones, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, circa November, 1947
1516 | 234 | 1898Not So Bop Blues
1517 | 235 | 1899Tea For Two
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
Charlie Parker, alto sax; Hank Jones, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
NYC, March, 1950
371-4Star Eyes
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.
NYC, March 3, 1951
516-5Sophisticated Lady
Charlie Parker, alto sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; Luis Miranda, congas; Jose Mangual, bongos.
NYC, March 12, 1951
543-3Fiesta
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Joe Marshall, drums.
NYC, January 13, 1952
657-7A Pound Of Blues
Harold Baker, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Call Cobbs, piano; John Williams, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 5, 1954
1864-3Warm Valley
Benny Carter, alto sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, November 12, 1954
2044-1A Foggy Day
2046-2You Took Advantage Of Me
2047-1Poinciana
2048-4Prisoner Of Love
** also issued on Verve MGV 8126.

MGN 1036   Various Artists - Piano Interpretations

Bud Powell, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
NYC, July 1, 1950
435-6Hallelujah!
436-5Tea For Two
Oscar Peterson, piano, vocals; Barney Kessel, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1952
705-1Body And Soul
Teddy Wilson, piano; John Simmons, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
NYC, December 16, 1952
987-4Tea For Two
988-3Lady Be Good
Teddy Wilson, piano; Aaron Bell, bass; Denzil Best, drums.
NYC, April 13, 1953
1202-5Everything Happens To Me
Art Tatum, piano.
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1953
1411-1Can't We Be Friends
1418-2The Man I Love
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1953
1460-1Stompin' At The Savoy
Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, October 27, 1954
2014-1The Second Astaire Blues
Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass.
Los Angeles, CA, November 16, 1954
2091-3I Cover The Waterfront
Bud Powell, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 25, 1955
2337-1Willow Weep For Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8127.

MGN 1037   Lionel Hampton, Stan Getz - Hamp And Getz

Stan Getz, tenor sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Lou Levy, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1955
2368-6Cherokee
2369-1Louise
2370-1Ballad Medley
2371-1Jumpin' At The Woodside
2373-1Gladys
** also issued on Verve MGV 8128.

MGN 1038   Buddy Rich, Harry Edison - Buddy And Sweets

Harry Edison, trumpet; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; John Simmons, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1955
2478-2Nice Work If You Can Get It
2480-1You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
2481-2Now's The Time
2482-3The Yellow Rose Of Brooklyn
2483-2All Sweets
2484-4Easy Does It
2485-2Barney's Bugle
** also issued on Verve MGV 8129.

MGN 1039   Ben Webster Plays Music With Feeling

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
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
2136-5Willow Weep For Me
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
** also issued on Verve MGV 8130 entitled "Ben Webster With Strings - Music With Feeling".

MGN 1040   The Modern Jazz Society

J.J. Johnson, trombone; Gunther Schuller, French horn; Jim Poole, flute; Manny Ziegler, bassoon; Tony Scott, clarinet #1,2; Aaron Sachs, clarinet #3-5; Stan Getz, tenor sax #1,2; Lucky Thompson, tenor sax #3-5; John Lewis, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Connie Kay, drums.
NYC, March 14, 1955
1. 5000-6The Queen's Fancy
2. 5001-4Midsommer
3. 5002Sun Dance
4. 5003Django
5. 5004Little David's Fugue
** also issued on Verve MGV 8131 entitled "The Modern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music". Verve VSP 18 entitled "Modern Jazz Ensemble - Little David's Fugue".

MGN 1041   Charlie Ventura's Carnegie Hall Concert

Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Bill Harris, trombone; Charlie Ventura, tenor sax; Marjorie Hyams, vibes #4; Ralph Burns, piano #1-3; Mary Lou Williams, piano #4; Bill DeArango, guitar; Curly Russell, bass; Dave Tough, drums.
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, April 5, 1947
1.Ghost Of A Chance
2.Characteristically B.H.
3.Ralph Burns
4.Just You, Just Me
Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Hank Jones, piano; Sidney Catlett, drums.
Summertime
Sid Flips His Lid
** also issued on Verve MGV 8132.

MGN 1042   Stan Getz Plays

Stan Getz, tenor sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Bill Crow, bass; Frank Isola, drums.
NYC, December 12, 1952
956-3Stella By Starlight
957-3Time On My Hands
958-9'Tis Autumn
959-1The Way You Look Tonight
960-3Lover Come Back To Me
961-2Body And Soul
962-6Stars Fell On Alabama
963-6You Turned The Tables On Me
same personnel.
NYC, December 29, 1952
1110-7Thanks For The Memory
1111-3How Deep Is The Ocean
1112-6Hymn Of The Orient
1113-1These Foolish Things
** also issued on Verve MGV 8133.

MGN 1043   Lester Young, Harry Edison - Pres And Sweets

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
** also issued on Verve MGV 8134.

MGN 1044   Benny Carter - New Jazz Sounds

Benny Carter, alto sax; Don Abney, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 1954
1783-5This Can't Be Love
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet #4,5; Bill Harris, trombone #1,3,4; Benny Carter, alto sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 14, 1954
1. 1956-2That Old Black Magic
2. 1957-3Angel Eyes
3. 1958-8The Song Is You
4. 1959-1Marriage Blues
5. 1960-1Just One Of Those Things
Benny Carter, alto sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, November 12, 1954
2049-2Frenesi
** also issued on Verve MGV 8135.

MGN 1045   Johnny Hodges - Creamy

Clark Terry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Billy Strayhorn, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.
NYC, September 8, 1955
2500-4Honey Bunny
2501-2Passion (A Flower Is A Lonesome Thing)
2502-2Pretty Little Girl
2503-1No Use Kickin'
2504-2Ballad Medley
2505-1Scufflin'
** also issued on Verve MGV 8136.

MGN 1046   Louis Bellson - Skin Deep

Harry Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, trumpet; Hoyt Bohannon, Herb Harper, Tommy Pederson, trombone; Benny Carter, Willie Smith, alto sax; Wardell Gray, Bumps Myers, tenor sax; Bob Lawson, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; John Simmons, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, July, 1953
1250-3Caxton Hall Swing
1251-1For Europeans Only
1252-4Phalanges
1253-3Skin Deep
Don Elliott, trumpet, mellophone, vibes, bongos; Ralph Martin, piano; Joe Puma, guitar; Bob Peterson, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
NYC, February, 1954
1513-4Fascinatin' Rhythm
1514-1Copasetic
1515-1Percussionistically Speaking
1516-2All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
1517-2Loris
1518-2A Pearl For Louie
** also issued on Verve MGV 8137.

MGN 1047   The Tal Farlow Album

Tal Farlow, Barry Galbraith, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Joe Morello, drums.
NYC, June 2, 1954
1730-3If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You
1731-4With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
1732-3My Old Flame
1733-9Gibson Boy
1734-5You And The Night And The Music
1735-13Love Nest
1736-2Blues In The Closet
1737-9Everything I've Got
Claude Williamson, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; Red Mitchell, bass; Stan Levey, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 1955
2318-2Lullaby Of The Leaves
2319-1Stompin' At The Savoy
2320-4This Is Always
2321-7Tea For Two
** also issued on Verve MGV 8138.

MGN 1048   Johnny Hodges - Castle Rock

Nelson Williams, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.
NYC, January 15, 1951
477-2You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart (as Rabbit's Blues)
478-3Something To Pad Your Foot To
479-1Blue Fantasia
480-2My Reward
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.
NYC, February 28, 1951
512-3 | 62VK241Jeep's Blues
514-1The Jeep Is Jumping
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano #1,3; Billy Strayhorn, piano #2; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.
NYC, March 3, 1951
1. 515-3 | 62VK240Castle Rock
2. 517-3Globetrotter
3. 518-2A Gentle Breeze
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Joe Marshall, drums.
NYC, January 13, 1952
656-3Sideways
657-7A Pound Of Blues
658-3Wham!
** also issued on Verve MGV 8139.

MGN 1049   Anita O'Day Sings Jazz

Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Bill Harris, trombone; Budd Johnson, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Ralph Burns, piano, arranger; Al McKibbon, bass; Don Lamond, drums; Anita O'Day, vocals.
NYC, January 22, 1952
671-2Lover Come Back To Me
672-3Lullaby Of The Leaves
673-1Rock And Roll Blues
674-2Love For Sale
Roy Kral, piano; Earl Backus, guitar; Johnny Frigo, bass; Red Lionberg, drums; Jimmy Wilson, bongos; Anita O'Day, vocals.
Chicago, IL, July, 1952
814-4No Soap, No Hope Blues
815-3Speak Low
816-5The Lady Is A Tramp
817-2Strawberry Moon
Andy Secrest, trumpet; Anita O'Day, vocals; unidentified orchestra, including strings, Larry Russell, director.
Chicago, IL, December, 1952
1096-5Pagan Love Song
1097-6Ain't This A Wonderful Day
1098-2Somebody's Cryin'
1099-2Vaya Con Dios
** originally intended as Verve MGV 8140.
** also issued on Verve MGV 2049 entitled "The Lady Is A Tramp".

MGN 1050   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, vocals; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Wade Legge, piano; Lou Hackney, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, May 25, 1954
1718-1One Alone
** also issued on Verve MGV 8141.

MGN 1051   Teddy Wilson - Intimate Listening (not released)

Teddy Wilson, piano; John Simmons, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
NYC, December 16, 1952
985-1The One I Love
986-1Darn That Dream
987-4Tea For Two
988-3Lady Be Good
Teddy Wilson, piano; Aaron Bell, bass; Denzil Best, drums.
NYC, April 13, 1953
1200-4Emaline
1201-2Tenderly
1202-5Everything Happens To Me
1203-1Liza
Teddy Wilson, piano; Arvell Shaw, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, September 4, 1953
1296-5Nice Work If You Can Get It
1297-1Air Mail Special
1298-3Night And Day
1299-1Cheek To Cheek
same personnel.
NYC, September 8, 1953
1304-5East Of The Sun
1305-14Autumn In New York
1306-2Isn't It Romantic
1307-1You Go To My Head
** transfered to Verve MGV 2011.

MGN 1052   The Swingin' Buddy Rich

Harry Edison, trumpet; Milt Bernhardt, trombone; Benny Carter, alto sax; Georgie Auld, tenor sax; Bob Lawson, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; John Simmons, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 21, 1953
1266-2Let's Fall In Love
1267-3Me And My Jaguar
1268-7Just Blues
Harry Edison, trumpet; Milt Bernhardt, trombone; Willie Smith, alto sax; Tom Brown, tenor sax; Bob Poland, baritone sax; Gerald Wiggins, piano; Joe Comfort, bass; Buddy Rich, drums, vocals; Jack Costanzo, bongos.
Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1954
1904-4Sweets' Opus No. 1
1906-6Strike It Rich
1907-3Sportin' Life (as Sweetie Pie)
Harry Edison, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; John Simmons, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955
2454-1Sonny And Sweets
2455-1The Two Mothers
Harry Edison, trumpet; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; John Simmons, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1955
2479-1Willow Weep For Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8142 entitled "The Swinging Buddy Rich".

MGN 1053   An Evening With Mary Ann McCall And Charlie Ventura

Charlie Ventura, tenor, alto, baritone, bass sax; Dave McKenna, piano; Bob Carter, bass; Sonny Igoe, drums; Mary Ann McCall, vocals.
Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 1954
1751-5Careless Love
1752-3Please Be Kind
1753-2Detour Ahead
Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Lenny Hambro, alto, baritone sax; Charlie Ventura, tenor, baritone sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax, flute; Dave McKenna, piano; Perry Lopez, guitar; Bob Carter, bass; Sonny Igoe, drums; Mary Ann McCall, vocals.
NYC, August 16, 1954
1880-2Swingin' On A Star
1881-1Charlie's Venture
1882-2The Breeze And I
1883-5Soft Touch
1884-3We'll Be Together Again
1885-3There'll Be Some Changes Made
1886-4It Don't Mean A Thing
** also issued on Verve MGV 8143.

MGN 1054   Lester Young - The Pres-Ident Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio

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
888-2I Can't Get Started
891-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
892-3Almost Like Being In Love
894-1There'll Never Be Another You
** also issued on Verve MGV 8144.

MGN 1055   Johnny Hodges - Ellingtonia '56

Ray Nance, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Billy Strayhorn, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Sam Woodyard, drums.
NYC, January 11, 1956
2638-5Hi 'Ya
2640-4Snibor
2641-1Texas Blues
Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, trumpet; Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, alto sax; Paul Gonsalves, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Billy Strayhorn, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Sam Woodyard, drums.
NYC, January 12, 1956
2642-3The Happy One
2643-3Night Walk
2644-3You Got It Coming
2645-6Duke's Jam
** also issued on Verve MGV 8145.

MGN 1056   Various Artists - 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
** also issued on Verve MGV 8146. Verve VE1 2527 entitled "Lester Young, Roy Eldridge - The Jazz Giants '56". ARS G 444 entitled "Giants Of Jazz, Vol. II".

MGN 1057   An Evening With Anita O'Day

Arnold Ross, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Monty Budwig, bass; Jackie Mills, drums; Anita O'Day, vocals.
Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 1954
1570-3The Gypsy In My Soul
1571-10Just One Of Those Things
1572-3The Man I Love
1573-1Frankie And Johnny
Bud Lavine, piano; Monty Budwig, bass; John Poole, drums; Anita O'Day, vocals.
Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 1954
1850-3Anita's Blues
1851-5I Cover The Waterfront
1852-3I Didn't Know What Time It Was
1853-3Let's Fall In Love
Jimmy Rowles, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Larry Bunker, drums; Anita O'Day, vocals.
Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1955
2419-1You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
2420-7From This Moment On
2421-1You Don't Know What Love Is
2422-2Medley
** originally intended as Verve MGV 8147.
** also issued on Verve MGV 2050.

MGN 1058   Benny Carter - Alone Together

Benny Carter, alto sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums; unidentified horns and strings, Joe Glover, arranger, conductor.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September 18, 1952
871-7Isn't It Romantic
872-4Some Other Spring
873-1These Things You Left Me
Benny Carter, alto sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
874-5Gone With The Wind
875-2I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
876-9Long Ago And Far Away
877-3I've Got The World On A String
Benny Carter, alto sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums; unidentified horns and strings, Joe Glover, arranger, conductor.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September 19, 1952
878-5'Round Midnight
879-3Alone Together
880-4Bewitched
881-6Cocktails For Two
882-7Key Largo
** also issued on Verve MGV 8148.

MGN 1059   Johnny Hodges - In A Tender Mood

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Joe Marshall, drums.
NYC, January 13, 1952
658-3Wham!
659-2Who's Excited
same personnel.
NYC, January 17, 1952
660-2Sweeping The Blues Away
662-1Standing Room Only
663-4Below The Azores
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Barney Richmond, bass; Joe Marshall, drums.
San Francisco, CA, March 25, 1952
760-4Tenderly
761-5Sweet Georgia Brown
762-3Duke's Blues, Part 1 & 2
763-6Tea For Two
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett or Teddy Brannon, piano; Red Callender, bass; J.C. Heard, drums; Al Hibbler, vocals.
San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1952
799-1What's I'm Gotchere
801-8Nothin' Yet
** also issued on Verve MGV 8149.

MGN 1060   Johnny Hodges - Used To Be Duke

Harold Baker, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Call Cobbs, piano; John Williams, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1954
1861-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
1862-1Sweet As Bear Meat
Harold Baker, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax #3,4; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; John Coltrane, tenor sax #3; Harry Carney, baritone sax #3-5; Call Cobbs, piano #1-3,5; Richard Powell, piano #4; John Williams, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 5, 1954
1. 1863-1Madame Butterfly
2. 1864-3Warm Valley
3. 1865-4Used To Be Duke
4. 1866-1Ballad Medley
5. -All Of Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 8150.

MGN 1061   Johnny Hodges - The Blues

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Red Callender, bass; J.C. Heard, drums; Al Hibbler, vocals.
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1952
806-6Rosanne
808-5Hodge Podge
809-1Jappa
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Ben Webster, Rudy Williams, tenor sax; Ted Brannon, piano; Barney Richmond, bass; Al Walker, drums.
NYC, December 11, 1952
952-1Through For The Night
954-7The Sheik Of Araby
955-7Latino
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Arthur Clarke, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Ray Brown, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, September 17, 1953
1316-4Easy Going Home
1317-1Indiana
1318-4Johnny's Blues, Part 1 & 2
Harold Baker, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Call Cobbs, piano; John Williams, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1954
1860-1Burgundy Walk
** also issued on Verve MGV 8151.

MGN 1062   The Bill Harris Herd

Eddie Bert, Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson, trombone; Bart Varsalona, bass trombone; Jack Greenberg, Sam Marowitz, Pete Mondello, Murray Williams, sax; Ralph Burns, piano; Chubby Jackson, bass; Don Lamond, drums.
NYC, January 15, 1952
648-2You're Blase
649-1Bill Not Phil
650-3D'Anjou
651-4Imagination
Chuck Frankenhouser, Bernie Glow, Neal Hefti, Al Porcino, Nick Travis, trumpet; Eddie Bert, Vernon Friley, Bill Harris, trombone; Bart Varsalona, bass trombone; George Berg, Sam Marowitz, Hal McKusick, Pete Mondello, Murray Williams, sax; Ralph Burns, piano; Sam Herman, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Tiny Kahn, drums.
NYC, March 19, 1952
733-6Blackstrap
734-1Gloomy Sunday
735-4Bijou
736-2Poogerini
Bill Harris, trombone; Charlie Mariano, alto, baritone sax; Harry Johnson, tenor sax; Sonny Truitt, piano, trombone; Chubby Jackson, bass; Morey Feld, drums.
NYC, December 14, 1952
1085-6C Jam Blues
1086-2Jive At Five
1087-1Tutti Frutti
1088-3Sue Loves Mabel
** also issued on Verve MGV 8152.

MGN 1063   Bud Powell - Jazz Giant

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; Curly Russell, bass #1-4,6,7; Max Roach, drums #1-4,6,7.
NYC, February, 1950
1. 341-2So Sorry Please
2. 342-2Get Happy
3. 343-1Sometimes I'm Happy
4. 344-2Sweet Georgia Brown
5. 345-1Yesterdays
6. 346-1April In Paris
7. 347-1Body And Soul
** also issued on Verve MGV 8153.

MGN 1064   Bud Powell's Moods

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
1729-3Fantasy In Blue
same personnel.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, June 4, 1954
1760-1 | 62VK235It Never Entered My Mind
1761-3A Foggy Day
1762-1Time Was
1763-1My Funny Valentine
Bud Powell, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2159-2I Get A Kick Out Of You
2160-1The Best (aka The Best Thing For You)
2161-1You Go To My Head
** also issued on Verve MGV 8154.

MGN 1065   Sonny Criss, Tommy Turk, The Six - An Evening Of Jazz

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Hampton Hawes, piano; Iggy Shevack, bass; Chuck Thompson, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 1949
272-6Colidad
273-4Tornade
274-1The First One
275-3Blues For The Boppers
Leonard Hawkins, trumpet; Frank Rosolino, Tommy Turk, trombone; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Mickey Crane, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
NYC, December 1, 1949
315-4Two By Four
316-3Bye Bye Blues
317-2Encore
318-2The Beat
Johnny Glasel, trumpet; Porky Cohen, trombone; Bob Wilber, clarinet; Tommy Goodman, piano; Bob Peterson, bass; Eddie Phyfe, drums.
NYC, April, 1954
Take Six
Porky's Blues (as In A Blue Funk)
St. James Infirmary
A Foggy Day
Little Girl Blue
Riverboat Shuffle
Music To Sin By
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
** also issued on Verve MGV 8155.

MGN 1066   The Modernity Of Kenny Drew

Kenny Drew, piano; Gene Wright, bass #1-3,5,6; Charles "Specs" Wright, drums #1-3,5,6.
NYC, 1953
1. 1269-3Bluesville
2. 1270-1Angie
3. 1271-3I'll Remember April
4. 1272-1I Can Make You Love Me
5. 1273-1My Beautiful Lady
6. 1274-1Many Miles Away
Kenny Drew, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Lawrence Marable, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1954
1924-1Four Or Five
1925-1Polka Dots And Moonbeams
1926-1Low Flame
1927-252nd Street Theme
1928-1Chartreuse
1929-1Kenny's Blues
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1002 entitled "Progressive Piano".

MGN 1067   Jack Costanzo, Andre's All Stars - Afro-Cubano

Alejandro Vivar, trumpet; Gus Maas, tenor sax; Bebo Valdes, piano; Kiki Hernandez, bass; Bill Barritto, drums; Rolando Alfonso, congas.
Miami, FL, 1952
Blues For Andre
Con Poco Loco
Desconfianza
Taboo
Duerme
Rolf Ericson, trumpet #2,3; John Anderson, trumpet #4-6; Herbie Steward, alto sax #2-6; Bill Holman, tenor sax #2,3; Tom Brown, tenor sax #4-6; Gerald Wiggins, piano #2-6; Joe Comfort, bass #2,3; Jack Coughman, bass #4-6; Lawrence Marable, drums #2,3; Albert Bartee, drums #4,5; Jackie Mills, drums #6; Jack Costanzo, bongos.
Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 1954
1. 2142Mambo Costanzo
2. 2144Bottlabud
3. 2145Satin Doll
4. 2146Yukon Mambo
5. 2147Maggie
6. 2148The G And J Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8157.

MGN 1068   Buddy DeFranco - Jazz Tones

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
NYC, April 20, 1953
1219-4When Your Lover Has Gone
1220-3The Things We Did Last Summer
Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
NYC, April 7, 1954
1535-1Jack The Fieldstalker
1538-1If I Should Lose You
1539-1Lover Man
1540-2Tenderly
1541-2Deep Purple
1543-1Yesterdays
** also issued on Verve MGV 8158.

MGN 1069   Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Clarinet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
NYC, April 15, 1953
1208-9Ferdinando
1209-3It Could Happen To You
1210-5Autumn In New York
1211-8Base On Balls
1212-4 | 63VK737Left Field
1213-3Show Eyes
same personnel.
NYC, April 20, 1953
1218-6But Not For Me
1221-1Buddy's Blues
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1026 entitled "Buddy DeFranco Quartet".

MGN 1070   Benny Carter - Cosmopolite

Benny Carter, alto sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, December 4, 1952
938-2Street Scene
939-2Imagination
940-12Pick Yourself Up
941-3I Get A Kick Out Of You
Joseph Eger, John Graas, Gale Robinson, horn; Benny Carter, alto sax, arranger; Benjamin Barrett, concertmaster; Sam Cytron, John DeVoogdt, Henry Hill, George Kast, Jack Shulman, Cyril Towbin, violin; Lou Kievman, Abraham Weiss, viola; Armand Kaproff, Ray Kramer, cello; Gerald Wiggins, piano; Jack Marshall, guitar; Red Callender, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums; Joe Glover, arranger, conductor.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, December 31, 1953
1482-5I'll Be Around
1483-1Beautiful Love
1484-2Blue Star
1485-4Flamingo
Hoyt Bohannon, Joe Howard, Pullman Pederson, trombone; Juan Tizol, valve trombone; Benny Carter, alto sax, arranger; Benjamin Barrett, concertmaster; Sam Albert, Sam Cytron, Henry Hill, Anatol Kaminsky, George Kast, Jack Shulman, violin; Joe DiFiore, Lou Kievman, viola; Armand Kaproff, Ray Kramer, cello; Gerald Wiggins, piano; Jack Marshall, guitar; Red Callender, bass; Jackie Mills, drums; Joe Glover, arranger, conductor.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, January 4, 1954
1490-2With A Song In My Heart
1491-3Can't We Be Friends
1492-5Symphony
1493-3I'm Sorry
** also issued on Verve MGV 8160.

MGN 1071   Lester Young - Lester's Here

Lester Young, tenor sax; John Lewis, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Jo Jones, drums.
NYC, March 8, 1951
529-3A Foggy Day
530-1In A Little Spanish Town
531-1Let's Fall In Love
532-2Down 'N Adam
Jesse Drakes, trumpet; Lester Young, tenor sax; Gildo Mahones, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Connie Kay, drums.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 11, 1953
1395-2Willow Weep For Me
1396-1This Can't Be Love
1397-1Can't We Be Friends
1398-3Tenderly
1399-2New D.B. Blues
1400-2Jumpin' At The Woodside
1401-1I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
1402-1Oh, Lady Be Good
** also issued on Verve MGV 8161.

MGN 1072   Lester Young - Pres

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
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
485-1Undercover Girl Blues
486-3Frenesi
488-2Little Pee Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8162.

MGN 1073   Charlie Ventura - In A Jazz Mood

Conte Candoli, trumpet; Charlie Ventura, tenor, baritone, bass sax; Jimmy Wisner, piano; Ace Tesone, bass; Louis "Chick" Kenny, drums.
NYC, March 7, 1951
523-6Avalon
524-1I'm Confessin'
525-9Bugle Call Rag
526-5Rose Room
527-6That Old Feeling
Charlie Ventura, tenor, baritone, bass sax; Ralph Burns, piano; Chubby Jackson, bass; Louis "Chick" Kenny, drums; Betty Bennett, The Blentones, vocals.
NYC, August 6, 1951
588-5There's No You
589-5Perdido
590-4I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind
591-4Lover
592-6Yesterdays
Charlie Ventura, alto, tenor, baritone sax; Gene Kutch, piano; Ace Tesone, bass; Chick Kenny, drums.
NYC, December 22, 1952
1106-4Ain't Misbehavin'
1109-1Limehouse Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8163.

MGN 1074   The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio

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
** also issued on Verve MGV 8164.

MGN 1075   Charlie Ventura - Blue Saxophone

Charlie Ventura, tenor sax; Marty Napoleon, piano; Chubby Jackson, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
NYC, August 8, 1951
597-11After You've Gone
598-1Love Is Just Around The Corner
599-3Old Man River
600-6O.H. Blues
Charlie Ventura, alto, tenor, baritone sax; Gene Kutch, piano; Ace Tesone, bass; Chick Kenny, drums.
NYC, December 22, 1952
1104-9Jersey Bounce
1105-3Deep Purple
1107-2Blue Prelude
1108-3Girl Of My Dreams
Charlie Ventura, alto, tenor, baritone sax; Hank Jones, piano; Bob Carter, bass; Jo Jones, drums.
NYC, January 5, 1953
1114-6Blues For Two
1115-3Somebody Loves Me
1116-10Crazy Rhythm
1117-1All The Things You Are
** also issued on Verve MGV 8165.

MGN 1076   The Modern Jazz Sextet

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
** also issued on Verve MGV 8166. Verve VE1 2533 entitled "Dizzy Meets Sonny".

MGN 1077   Piano Interpretations By Bud Powell

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)
2336-1Crazy Rhythm
2337-1Willow Weep For Me
same personnel.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 27, 1955
2333-1Bean And The Boys
2338-4East Of The Sun
2339-4Lady Bird
2340-1Stairway To The Stars
** also issued on Verve MGV 8167.

MGN 1078   The Wailing Buddy Rich

Thad Jones, Joe Newman, trumpet; Ben Webster, Frank Wess, tenor sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
NYC, May 16, 1955
2344-1Sunday
2345-1The Monster
Harry Edison, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; John Simmons, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955
2456-1A Smooth One
2457-3Broadway
** also issued on Verve MGV 8168.

MGN 1079   Buddy DeFranco - In A Mellow Mood

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 1954
1874-1The Bright One
1875-1Sonny's Idea
1876-1Laura
1877-1Everything Happens To Me
1878-1I'll Remember April
1879-1Willow Weep For Me
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954
1920-1Minor Incident
1921-2A Foggy Day
** also issued on Verve MGV 8169.

MGN 1080   Lionel Hampton's Jazz Giants

Harry Edison, trumpet; Lionel Hampton, vibes, vocals; Art Tatum, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Red Callender, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, September 7, 1955
2489-2Plaid
2490-2Somebody Loves Me
2491-5Deep Purple
2493-1September Song
2494-1Verve Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8170 entitled "Lionel Hampton And His Giants". Pablo 2310-731 entitled "Art Tatum-Lionel Hampton-Harry Edison-Buddy Rich-Red Callender-Barney Kessel". Pablo PACD-2405-428-2 entitled "Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 5".

MGN 1081   Herb Ellis - Ellis In Wonderland

Harry Edison, trumpet; Jimmy Giuffre, clarinet, tenor, baritone sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 1955
2577-1Sweetheart Blues
2578-2Somebody Loves Me
2579-4It Can Happen To You
2580-2Pogo
Harry Edison, trumpet; Jimmy Giuffre, clarinet, tenor, baritone sax; Charlie Mariano, alto sax #1,2; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 1956
1. 2608Detour Ahead
2. 2610Ellis In Wonderland
3. 2611Have You Met Miss Jones
4. 2612-6A Simple Tune (as Beyond The Moon)
** also issued on Verve MGV 8171.

MGN 1082   Billy Bauer Plectrist

Andrew Ackers, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, January 23, 1956
2714-3It's A Blue World
2715-4Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much
2716-1Lincoln Tunnel
2717-2Night Cruise
same personnel.
NYC, March 12, 1956
2722-8Too Marvelous For Words
2723-6Lady Estelle's Dream
2724-2You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
2725-1When It's Sleepy Time Down South
2726-3The Way You Look Tonight
2727-1Lullaby Of The Leaves
2728-7Blue Mist
** also issued on Verve MGV 8172.

MGN 1083   Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocals; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Wade Legge, piano; Lou Hackney, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, May 25, 1954
1716-3Sugar Hips
1717-2Hey Pete
1719-1Money Honey
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone #1-3; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Wade Legge, piano; Lou Hackney, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, June 8, 1954
1. 1756-5Blue Mood
2. 1757-2Rails
3. 1758-6Devil And The Flesh (as Devil And The Fish)
4. 1759-2Rhumbola
Dizzy Gillespie, Taft Jordan, Ermit V. Perry, Ernie Royal, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Matthew Gee, Jimmy Wilkins, trombone; Gigi Gryce, Hilton Jefferson, alto sax; Budd Johnson, Ernie Wilkins, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Wade Legge, piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Charlie Persip, drums; Herb Lance, vocals.
NYC, September 12, 1955
2514-1Seems Like You Just Don't Care
Harry Edison, Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Melba Liston, trombone; Willie Smith, alto sax; Curtis Amy, Ed Beel, tenor sax; Clyde Dunn, baritone sax; Carl Perkins, piano; George Bledsoe, bass; Al Bartee, drums; Toni Harper, vocals.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 8, 1955
2551-7Taking A Chance On Love
2552-3Play Me The Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8173 entitled "Jazz Recital".

MGN 1084   Dizzy Gillespie - World Statesman

Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick, trumpet; Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocals; Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, trombone; Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods, alto sax; Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins, tenor sax; Marty Flax, baritone sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
NYC, May 18 & 19, 1956
2831-2Dizzy's Business
2833-1 | 63VK623Jessica's Day
2834-1Tour De Force
2835-1I Can't Get Started
2836-3Stella By Starlight
2837-1 | 62VK237Doodlin'
2838-1Night In Tunisia
same personnel.
NYC, June 6, 1956
2839-1 | 63VK621The Champ
2843-1My Reverie
2844-1Dizzy's Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8174.

MGN 1085   The Buddy DeFranco Wailers

Harry Edison, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Bob Stone, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, May 21, 1956
2790-2Cheek To Cheek
2791-4A Fine Romance
2792-5Perfidia
2793-6How Long Has This Been Going On
2794-5I Won't Dance
2795-2Angel Eyes
2796-1Moonlight On The Ganges
2797-5Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
2798-2Sweets Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8175.

MGN 1086   Buddy Rich - This One's For Basie

Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, trumpet; Frank Rosolino, trombone; Bob Enevoldsen, valve trombone, tenor sax; Buddy Collette, flute, baritone sax; Bob Cooper, tenor sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Bill Pitman, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 1956
2933-1Shorty George
2934-3Jump For Me
2935-5Blues For Basie
2936-69:20 Special
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1956
2937-3Blue And Sentimental
2938-4Down For Double
2939-2Ain't It The Truth
2940-4Jumpin' At The Woodside
** also issued on Verve MGV 8176.

MGN 1087   Stan Getz '56 (not released?)

Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Stan Getz, tenor sax; John Williams, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Frank Isola, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1953
1241-4Love And The Weather
1243-4Spring Is Here
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1953
1263-1Minor Blues
1264-2Fascinatin' Rhythm
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 1953
1279-2Pot Luck
** transfered to Verve MGV 8029.

MGN 1088   More West Coast Jazz With Stan Getz

Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Stan Getz, tenor sax; John Williams, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Frank Isola, drums.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1953
1245-2Crazy Rhythm
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1953
1265-3Willow Weep For Me
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 1953
1276-1I Don't Know What Time It Was
1277-1Tangerine
1278-2The Nearness Of You
** also issued on Verve MGV 8177.

MGN 1089   Ben Webster - King Of The Tenors

Ben Webster, tenor sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, April 21, 1953
1227-9Cottontail
1228-4Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
1229-3Bounce Blues
Harry Edison, trumpet; Benny Carter, alto sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1953
1362-5That's All
1363-2Pennies From Heaven
1364-3Tenderly
1365-5Jive At Six
1366-3Don't Get Around Much Anymore
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1001 entitled "The Consummate Artistry Of Ben Webster".

MGN 1090   Dizzy Gillespie - Diz Big Band

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, bass; Charlie Persip, drums; Buster Harding, arranger.
NYC, September 15, 1954
1980-3Cool Eyes
1981-1Confusion
1982-4Pile Driver
1983-2Hob Nail Special
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocals; John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Jim Chambers, Fred Klein, French horn; Danny Bank, baritone sax; George Berg, Jack Greenberg, Tom Parshley, woodwinds; Wynton Kelly, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Jimmy Crawford, drums; 9 strings, Johnny Richards, arranger, conductor.
NYC, September 16, 1954
1984-6Rose Of Picardy
1985Silhouette
1986-8Can You Recall
1987-2O Solow
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1023 entitled "Dizzy And Strings".

MGN 1091   Johnny Hodges - Perdido

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett or Teddy Brannon, piano; Red Callender, bass; J.C. Heard, drums; Al Hibbler, vocals.
San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1952
798-4For This Is My Night Of Love
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Red Callender, bass; J.C. Heard, drums; Al Hibbler, vocals.
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1952
807-5This Love Of Mine
Harold Baker, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Arthur Clarke, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, John Williams, piano; Louis Bellson, drums.
NYC, January 7, 1955
2149-3Rose Room
2150-4Blues For Basie
2151-1Mood Indigo
2152-2Squatty Roo
2153-1Perdido
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1024 entitled "Dance Bash".

MGN 1092   Johnny Hodges - In A Mellow Tone

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.
NYC, February 28, 1951
511-1Good Queen Bess
513-3Solitude
same personnel.
NYC, March 3, 1951
516-5Sophisticated Lady
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Al Sears, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Joe Marshall, drums.
NYC, January 17, 1952
661-2Day Dream
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett or Teddy Brannon, piano; Red Callender, bass; J.C. Heard, drums; Al Hibbler, vocals.
San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1952
800-1I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Ben Webster, Rudy Williams, tenor sax; Ted Brannon, piano; Barney Richmond, bass; Al Walker, drums.
NYC, December 11, 1952
953-3Come Sunday
Emmett Berry, trumpet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Ben Webster, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, April 9, 1954
1545-4In A Mellow Tone
1546-2I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
1547-4Don't Get Around Much Anymore
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1004 entitled "Memories Of Ellington".

MGN 1093   Lester Young - Lester Swings Again

Lester Young, tenor sax; John Lewis, piano; Joe Shulman, bass; Bill Clark, drums.
NYC, July, 1950
431-2Count Every Star
432-1It All Depends On You
Lester Young, tenor sax; John Lewis, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Jo Jones, drums.
NYC, January 16, 1951
484-2September In The Rain
487-2Pete's Cafe
same personnel.
NYC, March 8, 1951
533-1 | 62VK439Lester Swings
534-1Slow Motion Blues
Lester Young, tenor sax; Oscar Peterson, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, August 4, 1952
887-1These Foolish Things
889-1Stardust
893-4I Can't Give You Anything But Love
895-2I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1005 entitled "The President".

MGN 1094   Buddy DeFranco - Odalisque

Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Jack Lee, Joe Triscari, trumpet; Hoyt Bohannon, Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson, trombone; George Roberts, bass trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Gus Bivona, Willie Schwartz, alto sax; Jimmy Giuffre, Don Raffell, tenor sax; Marty Berman, baritone sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Wesley Landers, drums; Russ Garcia, Nelson Riddle, arranger.
Los Angeles, CA, September 28 & 29, 1953
1319-6Gold Nugget Sam
1320-5Love Is For The Very Young
1321-4From Here To Eternity
1322-4Punkin'
1323-6Pyramid
1324-1Cornball
Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
NYC, April 7, 1954
1536-3Cable Car
1537-4I Wish I Knew
1542-2Monogram
1544-1Blues In The Closet
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1006 entitled "The Progressive Mr. DeFranco".

MGN 1095   Louis Bellson - Concerto For Drums (not released)

Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Don Abney, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
NYC, June 21, 1954
1772-3Charlie's Blues
1773-3I'll Remember April
1774-1Buffalo Joe
1775-1Stompin' At The Savoy
1776-1Love For Sale
1777-1The Man I Love
1778-1Basically Speaking, Duvivier That Is
1779-1Concerto For Drums
** transfered to Norgran MGN 1011.

MGN 1096   Buddy DeFranco - Autumn Leaves

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
1868-2Mine
1869-2You Go To My Head
1870-3Gerry's Tune
1871-4Now's The Time
1872-1Autumn Leaves
1873-1Titoro (long version)
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1012 entitled "Buddy DeFranco And His Clarinet".

MGN 1097   The Guitar Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Autumn In New York

Gerald Wiggins, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Chico Hamilton, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, November 15 & 16, 1954
2050-4I Like To Recognize The Tune
2051-4Strike Up The Band
2052-1Autumn In New York
2053-1And She Remembers Me
2054-2Little Girl Blue
2055-1Have You Met Miss Jones
2056-4Tal's Blues
2057-2Cherokee
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1014 entitled "The Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Autumn In New York".

MGN 1098   Bud Powell '57

Bud Powell, piano; Percy Heath, bass #2-4; Max Roach, drums #2-4.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 16, 1954
1. 2138-3Like Someone In Love
2. 2139-1Deep Night
3. 2140-4That Old Black Magic
4. 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
2156-1Bean And The Boys (aka Lover Come Back To Me)
2157-2Tenderly
same personnel.
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2158-1How High The Moon
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1017 entitled "Jazz Original".

MGN 1099   Louis Bellson - The Hawk Talks

Charlie Shavers, trumpet #1-4; Nate Brown, flute #5-7; Sid Brown, bass clarinet #5-7; Seldon Powell, tenor sax #1-4; Lou Stein, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Louis Bellson, drums; Latin American rhythm, #5-7.
NYC, February 2, 1955
1. 2243-4Greetings
2. 2244-2Charlie
3. 2245-1Basie
4. 2246-1All Right (Jump It Man)
5. 2247-2Festivale
6. 2248-1Mambo A La Louis Bellson
7. 2249-1The Hawk Talks
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1020 entitled "The Driving Louis Bellson".