Musicians - Chet Baker, Herb Geller, Jack Monterose, Russ Freeman, Joe Mondragon and Shelly Manne
Musicians - Chet Baker, Russ Freeman, Carson Smith and Larry Bunker
Musicians - Chet Baker, Russ Freeman, Carson Smith and Larry Bunker
Tunes - Long Ago and Far Away, Happy Little Sunbeam, Moon Love, Bea's Flat, No Ties, Band Aid, The Thrill Is Gone, All The Things You Are
Musicians - Chet Baker, Bud Shank, Bob Brookmeyer, Russ Freeman, Carson Smith and Shelly Manne
Musicians - Bob Brookmeyer, John Williams, Red Mitchell or Bill Anthony and Frank Isola
Tunes - Body And Soul, Isn't It Romantic, Liberty Belle, Have You Me Miss Jones, Red Devil, Last Chance, Traditional Blues, Doe-Eyes
Tunes - Old Folks, I Don't Know Why, Cherokee, Marie, I Found A New baby, Worried and Blue, What Do You Want With My Heart, Candy
Musicians - Rusty Dedrick, Dick Hyman, Don Lamond, Eddie Safranski with woodwinds - Carl Prager, Romeo Penque, Joseph Palmer and Albert Richman
Dedrick played trumpet in Claude Thornhill's orchestra.
Musicians - Vic Dickenson, Edmond Hall, Sir Charles Thompson, Walter Page, Steve Jordan, Les Erskin and Ruby Braff
Tunes - Russian Lullaby, Jeepers Creepers
There are 4 different groups led by Eager. On And That's For Sure, Donald Jay and All Night All Frantic the band is Terry Gibbs, Duke Jordan, Curley Russell and Max Roach (spelled Roache). On Zadah - Ed Finckel, Bob Kahakalau and Max Roache. On Unmeditated and Church Mouse - George Wallington, Doug Mettone, Leonard Gaskin and Stan Levey. On Saxon and Kai's Day - Kai Winding, Marty Napoleon, Eddie Safranski and Shelly Manne
Musicians - Maynard Ferguson, Herbie Harper, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Bob Gordon, Russ Freeman, Curtis Counce and Shelly Manne
Tunes - Maiden Voyage, Thou Swell, The Way You Look Tonight, All God;s Children Got Rhythm, Willie Nillie, Hymn To Her, Lonely Town, Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Tunes - I Hear A Rhapsody, You Were Born To Be Kissed, Overture To Dawn
Great band with Graas on french horn, Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone sax, Bob Cooper on tenor sax, Bud Shank on alto sax, Russ Freeman on piano, Bob Manners on bass and Shelly Manne on drums.
Musicians not listed
Tunes - Burlesque, Ceres, Spooks, Blues, Sudden Change, Horn Song, Waltz For An Insane Puppet, Mambo Diablo
Jackson's session was recorded in 1949 when he was only 25. The tracks were later issued on his first 12 inch release for Savoy. The line up was Milt Jackson, Julius Watkins, Billy Mitchell, Bill Massey, Walter Bishop Jr., Nelson Boyd and Joe Haynes and they play Hearing Bells, Junior, Blueology and Bubu.
The other side features Terry Gibbs, Hal McKusic, Sal Salvador, Harry Biss, Jimmy Johnson and Sid Bulkin play Sings the Thing, Begin the Beguine, Serenade in Blue and I've Got You Under My Skin. I have no idea where this material came from but is very early for Gibbs.
Tunes - Milenberg Joys, St James Infirmary Blues, Waiting For The Robt. E. Lee, Snag It, When The Saints Go Marching In, South Rampart Street Parade
Musicians - Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Howard McGhee, Hank Jones, Ray Brown and Jo Jones.
Tunes - Endido, I Surrender Dear
Musicians - Lester Young, Charlie Ventura, Willie Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Powell, Billy Hadnott and Lee Young.
Both sides compile one tune - The Man I Love
Musicians - Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Flip Phillips, Tommy Turk, Hank Jones, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich.
Tunes - Lester Leaps In, The Opener
Musicians - Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Buck Clayton, Willie Smith, Irving Ashby, Kenny Kersey, Billy Hadnott and Buddy Rich.
Tunes - I Got Rhythm, I Surrender Dear
Musicians - Jack McVea, Illinois Jacquet, J.J. Johnson, "Shorty" Nadine, Johnny Miller, Les Paul and Lee Young.
Tunes - Lester Leaps In, Blues
Tunes - Body And Soul, Rosetta and Bugle Call Rag
Tunes - Theme, Two Guitars, Blues In Asia Minor, You Alone, Deep River, Harlem Folk Dance, La Cumparsita, Smoky, Night, Two Moods, Closing Theme.
Tunes include Black Coffee, I've Got You Under My Skin, Easy Living, My Hear Belongs To Daddy, A Woman Alone With The Blues, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, When The World Was Young, Love Me Or Leave Me
Musicians - Harbie Mann, Benny Weeks, Keith Hodgson and Lee Rockey.
Tunes - Chicken Little, The Things We Did Last Summer, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, After Work, A Spring Morning, My Little Suede Shoes, The Purple Grotto
Musicians - On - La Mucura, Mallets, You And The Night And The Music and Gazelle - Bob Enevoldsen, Art Pepper (as Art Salt), Bob Cooper, Jimmy Giuffre, Marty Paich, Curtis Counce and Shelly Manne. On - Sweets, Afrodesia, You're My Thrill and Fugue - Bud Shank replaces Pepper and Joe Mondragon replaces Counce
Drums and piano duo with Manne and Freeman
Musicians not listed.
Tunes - Midnight In Spanish Harlem, Love For Sale, Panorama, Temptation, Yesterdays, Forlorn, Rock 'Em, Just Mozian Along.
Musicians - Joe Newman, Frank Wess, Matthew Gee, Frank Foster, Eddie Jones, Johnny Acea and Osie Johnson
Tunes - Close Quarters, Jose Beguines, Blues For Slim, The Sleeper
Musicians - Lennie Niehaus, Jack Montrose, Bob Gordon, Stu Williamson, Bob Enevoldsen, Lou Levy, Monty Budwig and Shelly Manne
Tunes - How About You, Figure 8, Patti-Cake, Just The Way You Look Tonight, Have You Met Miss Jones, Night Life, The Night We Called It A Day, Seaside
Musicians - Red Norvo, Tal Farlow and Charles Mingus
Tunes - God Child, I'm Yours, Night And Day, Swedish Pastry, This Can't Be Love, If I Had You, Cheek To Cheek, Time And Tide
Musicians - Johnny Smith, Julius Baker, Robert Bloom, Vincent J. Abato, Harold P. Goltzer, John R. Barrows, Joe Wilder, Jack Lesberg, Saul Gubin.
Tunes - Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, Urania
Musicians - Bob Cooper, Bud Shank, Claude Williamson, Howard Rumsey, Max Roach
Tunes - Aquarium, Warm Winds, Night In Tunisia, Albatross, Still Life, Bag's Groove, Hermosa Summer, Happy Town
Musicians - Bud Shank, Bob Brookmeyer, Claude Williamson, Larry Bunker and Mondragon
Tunes - When Your Lover Has Gone, There's A Small Hotel, Out Of This World, Rustic Hop, You Are Too Beautiful, Low Life, With The Wind And Rain In Your Hair
Musicians - Bud Shank, Bob Enevoldsen, Stu Williamson, Maynard Ferguson (on trombone!), Bob Cooper, Claude Williamson, Joe Mondragon and Shelly Manne
Tunes - Valve In Head, Cool Fool, Little Girl Blue, Mobile
Musicians - George Shearing, Margie Hyams, Chuck Wayne, Denzil Best and John Levy
Musicians - Zoot Sims, Harry Biss, Clyde Lombardi and Art Blakey
Tunes - My Silent Love, Memories Of You, Jane-o, Dancing In The Dark, Trotting, If I Had You, Swingin' The Blues, I Wonder Who
Tunes - If You Can't Be Good Be Careful, Can't We Get Together, Never Heard Of Such Stuff, There'll Come A Time When You'll Need Me, Breezin', An Armfull Of You, What's Your Name, Solid Eclipse
Musicians - Billy taylor, Earl May and Percy Brice.
Tunes - I'll Remember April, How High The Moon, Sweet Georgia Brown, Theodora, Foggy Day In London Town
Musicians - Billy Taylor, Earl May and Percy Bryce
Tunes - Tune For Tex, Moonlight In Vermont, I'll Be Around, Biddy's Beat, Eddie's Theme, Mood For Mendes, Goodbye, Lullaby Of Birdland
There are 2 tracks with Mary Lou Williams, Coleman Hawkins, Bill Coleman, Eddie Robinson, Denzil Best, Joe Evans and Claude Greene - Song In My Soul and This And That; 2 tracks with Bennie Morton, Eddie Dougherty, Samuel Bushkin, Jimmy Butts, Robert Stark and Prince Robinson - Boogie and Williphant Willie; and finally 2 tracks with James P. Johnson - Boogie Woogie Stride and Impressions.
2 tracks by each artist featured. Johnny Dankworth plays 'S Wonderful and Younger Every Day. Jack Parnell plays April In Paris and Sure Thing. Freddy Randall plays Carolina In The Morning and At The Jazz Band Ball. Kenny Baker plays Stompin' At The Savoy.
Leaders - Ronnie Scott, Spike Robinson, Johnny Dankworth, Vic Lewis, Ronnie Ball and Kathleen Stobart.
GROUPS AND TRACKS: EXTRABREIT-HURRA, HURRA, DIE SCHULE BRENNT; TRIO - KUMMER; CATS TV - KOXHAFEN; NEON BABIES - SPASS MUSS SEIN; TEMPO - SECTOR; EXTRA - DU BIST SO EITEL; EXTRABREIT - POLIZISTEN; CATS TV - KILLER-AUTOMAT; TEMPO - KALT WIE EIS; GEISTERFAHRER - HIMMEL AUF ERDEN; DR.KOCH VENTILATOR
Musicians - Dick Wellstood and Tommy Benford
Tunes - Old Fashioned Love, Mule Walk, Closed Mouth Blues, The Shout, Toddlin' Home, Alligator Crawl, Oh Baby Watcha Doing To Me, Liza
Bert Williams was best known as a stage performer and vaudeville pioneer. This recording was made just 3 short years before his untimely death after collapsing on a stage in Detroit and was the first record made by him in 1919. He left an amazing legacy of sound in his recordings from 1901 to 1922. Booker T. Washington claimed that Bert Williams did more for his race by singing and acting than Washington did in his books.
Musicians - Claude Williamson, Curtis Counce and Stan Levey
Tunes - Bouncing With Bud, Salute To Bud, Penny, Thou Swell, Obsession, Indiana, Over The Rainbow, Curtistan