Norgran Records Catalog: 1100, 2000, 3500 series

Norgran 1100 series (12 inch LP)

MGN 1100   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
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1022.

MGN 1101   Tal Farlow - Fascinating Rhythm

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
2181-4Autumn Leaves
2182-5It's You Or No One
2184-1There Will Never Be Another You
2185-6Just One Of Those Things
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1027 entitled "The Interpretations Of Tal Farlow".

MGN 1102   Tal Farlow - Tal

Eddie Costa (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Vinnie Burke (bass)
NYC, 1956
2824-1You Don't Know What Love Is
2825-3How About You
2827-2Anything Goes
2828-2Isn't It Romantic
2830-4There Is No Greater Love
** also issued on Verve MGV 8021.

MGN 1103   Charlie Ventura - Charley's Parley

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Charlie Ventura (tenor, baritone, bass sax) Jimmy Wisner (piano) Ace Tesone (bass) Louis "Chick" Kenny (drums)
NYC, March 7, 1951
526-5Rose Room
528-16After You've Gone
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
Charlie Ventura (tenor, baritone sax) Teddy Napoleon (piano) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, March 19, 1952
725-1St. Louis Blues
Charlie Ventura (tenor, alto, baritone, bass sax) Dave McKenna (piano) Bob Carter (bass) Sonny Igoe (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 1954
1749-5Charley's Parley
1750-2Get Happy
1754-1Basin Street Blues
1755-1Sam And Don

MGN 1104   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase (not released)

Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) unidentified brass, reeds, rhythm and strings, Russ Garcia (director)
Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1956
2960-5Come Rain Or Come Shine
2961-9Autumn In New York
2962-4Makin' Whoopee
2963-4Mad About The Boy
2964-4Speak Low
2965-3In The Still Of The Night
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 1956
2966-5Almost Like Being In Love
2967-2Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
2968-3Who Cares
2969-9Have You Met Miss Jones
2970-1That Old Devil Moon
2971-7Heat Wave
** transfered to Verve MGV 2033.

MGN 1105   Ray Brown - Bass Hit! (not released)

Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Ray Linn (trumpet) Herbie Harper (trombone) Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor, baritone sax) Jack Dulong, Herb Geller (alto sax) Bill Holman (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Marty Paich (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 1956
4049-6Little Toe
4050-7All Of You
4051-6Everything I Have Is Yours
4052-3Alone Together
Conrad Gozzo (trumpet) Mel Lewis (drums) replaces Candoli, Stoller
Los Angeles, CA, November 23, 1956
4054-20Will You Still Be Mine
4055-6My Foolish Heart
4056-4Blues For Sylvia
4057-8Blues For Lorraine
Ray Brown (bass)
4058-7Solo For Unaccompanied Bass
** transfered to Verve MGV 8022.

MGN 1106   Howard Roberts - Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar (not released)

Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone) Marty Paich (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) unidentified woodwinds and strings
Los Angeles, CA, October 22, 1956
4033-5An Orchid For Miss Sterling
4034-3Ah Moore
4035-16Indian Summer
4036-3Serenata Burlesca
Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone, trombone) Bob Cooper, Don Davidson, Herb Geller, Harry Klee (reeds) Marty Paich (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Jules Bertaux (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) unidentified strings
Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 1956
20582-13The Innocents
20583-21My Shining Hour
Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Howard Roberts (guitar) Jules Bertaux (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 17, 1957
20584I Hear A Rhapsody
20586Back Home Again In Indiana
20587-6Polka Dots And Moonbeams
** transfered to Verve MGV 8192.

Norgran 2000 series (12 inch LP)

MGN 2000-2   Stan Getz At The Shrine

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor sax) John Williams (piano) Bill Anthony (bass) Art Mardigan (drums)
"Shrine Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, November 8, 1954
Open Country
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
It Don't Mean A Thing
Lover Man
Tasty Puddin'
I'll Remember April
Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor sax) John Williams (piano) Bill Anthony (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 1954
2038-2We'll Be Together Again
2039-1Feather Merchant
** also issued on Verve MGV 8188-2.

Norgran 3500 series (12 inch LP)

MGN 3501-2   Norman Granz Jazz Concert

Harry Edison (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 16, 1950
Norgran Blues
Lady Be Good
I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
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)
What Is This Thing Called Love
April In Paris
Easy To Love
Rocker (aka I'll Remember April)
Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Ray's Blues
Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Hawk's Tune
Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Carnegie Blues (aka Air Mail Special)
** also issued on Norgran MG JC 1. Verve MGV 8189-2 entitled "Various Artists - Midnight Jazz At Carnegie Hall".