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Erroll Garner Trio Turquoise 1949
Erroll Garner (p) Leonard Gaskin (b) Charlie Smith (d)
A241 Atlantic 663 MP3
Dick Hyman Trio Unforgettable 1954
Dick Hyman (harpsichord) rest unidentified
53S595 MGM 11743 MP3
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra Morgan's Organ 1962
Maynard Ferguson (tp,ldr) Don Rader, Gene Goe, Nat Pavone (tp) John Gale, Kenny Rupp (tb) Lanny Morgan (as) Frank Hittner (bar) Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts,sop,cl,fl) Mike Abene (p) Linc Milliman (b) Rufus Jones (d)
Roulette CDP7-95334-2 [CD] MP3
Buddy Morrow And His Orchestra I Can't Get Started 1952
Lin Blaisdell, Mickey Palmer (tp) [aka Mickey La Palerma (tp) ] John Domenico, Melvin "Red" Solomon (tp) Buddy Morrow (tb,vcl) Berk Alexander, Paul Gilmore, George Shearer (tb) Amadeo Nazzaro, Hal Tennyson (as) Fred Greenwall, Paul Orofice (ts) Harry Weist (bar) Buddy Freed (p) Danny Perri (g) Frank Savo (b) Bill Chamoni (d)
E2VB-8014-1 Victor 20-5212 MP3
Lennie Tristano Trio Freedom 1947
Lennie Tristano (p), Billy Bauer (g), Arnold Fishkin (sb)
D-575 Classics 1184 MP3
Thelonious Monk Think Of One (Take 2) 1953
Julius Watkins (fhr) Sonny Rollins (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Percy Heath (b) Willie Jones (d)
532-2 Prestige PREP1352 MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Quartet Tempo's Birthday 1946
Lionel Hampton (vib) Dan Burley (p) Billy Mackel (g) Charlie Harris (b) George Jenkins (d)
73327 Coral 6.22116 MP3
Louis Armstrong And His All Stars St. Louis Blues 1955
Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (sb), Barrett Deems (dm)
88069 Decca DL8169 MP3
Somerset Strings Out Of My Dreams 1954
from album ''Two in the Balcony''
Epic LN-1107 (#2) MP3
Wild Bill Moore Sextet Swingin' For Pappy 1947
Phil Guilbeau (tp) Paul Williams (as,bar) William "Wild Bill" Moore (ts) Floyd Taylor (p) Herman Hopkins (b) Reetham Mallett (d)
D-817 Savoy 662-A MP3
Bobby Hackett And His Dixielanders Struttin' With Some Barbecue 1948
Bobby Hackett (tp) Cutty Cutshall (tb) Peanuts Hucko (cl) Ernie Caceres (bar) Charlie Queener (p) Eddie Condon (g) Irv Manning (b) Morey Feld (d)
Aircheck 28 MP3
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra Blue Juice 1941
Bernie Privin, Bob Burnet, George Esposito (tb) Lyman Vunk (tp) Spud Murphy, Don Ruppersberg, Bill Robertson, Ford Leary (tb) Charlie Barnet (sax,arr,ldr) Leo White, Conn Humphreys (as) Kurt Bloom (ts) James Lamare (ts,bar) Bill Miller (p) Bus Etri (g) Phil Stephens (b) Cliff Leeman (d)
58767-1 Bluebird B11111 MP3
James Moody & Eddie Jefferson I Got The Blues 1955
Dave Burns (tp), William Shepherd (tb), James Moody (ts), Pee Wee Moore (bar), Jimmy Boyd (p), John Latham (sb), Clarence Johnston (dm), Eddie Jefferson (vo)
688 Prestige 917 MP3
Frankie Carle And Orchestra Sweet Sue 1948
vocal by Gregg Lawrence
V-Disc 859B MP3
Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra Papa's Got The Jim-Jams 1927
Oscar "Papa" Celestin (cnt) August Rousseau (tb) Paul Barnes (cl,as) Earl Pierson (ts) Jeanette Salvant (p) John Marrero (bj) Ricard Alexis (cnt) Sid Carriere (sop,ts) Simon Marrero (b) Abbey "Chinee" Foster (vcl)
143954-2 Columbia 14200-D MP3
The Fred Astaire Dance Studio Orchestra Glow Worm 1959
arranged & conducted by Lyle Kenyon Engel
Oscar Pettiford And His Orchestra Bohemia After Dark 1955
Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb) Jerome Richardson (fl,ts) Gigi Gryce (as) Don Abney (p) Oscar Pettiford (b,cello) Osie Johnson (d)
Bethlehem BCP33 MP3
Mills Blue Rhythm Band Let's Have A Jubilee 1934
Wardell Jones, Shelton Hemphill, Henry "Red" Allen (tp) George Washington (tb) prob. Henry Hicks (tb) Gene Mikell (sop,as,bar,cl) Crawford Wethington (as,bar,cl) Joe Garland (ts,bar,cl) Edgar Hayes (p) Benny James (g) or Lawrence Larry Lucie (g) Hayes Alvis (b) O'Neil Spencer (d) Benny Carter (arr) Lucky Millinder (dir)
16036-A Columbia 2963-D MP3
Dinah Washington This Can't Be Love 1955
acc. by Clark Terry (tp), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Paul Quinichette (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Wynton Kelly (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Keter Betts (sb), Jimmy Cobb (dm), Quincy Jones (arr, dir)
11408 Mercury MG20574 MP3
Mills Brothers St. Louis Blues 1932
John, Herbert, Harry Donald Mills (vo) acc. by John Mills (g)
B-11711-A Brunswick 6330 MP3
The Sheboblou Trio What Is This Thing Called Love ? 1947
Lou Stein (p) Bob Carter (b) Shelly Manne (d)
Chord 640 MP3
Ken Murray And Oswald Mama, That Man's Here Again 1936
Ken Murray and Tony Labriola with Marlyn Stuart
humorous dialogue
BS-0416-1, BS0459-1 Victor 25418 MP3
Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra On Revival Day 1930
Jimmie Noone (cl,ldr) Eddie Pollack (as,bar) Zinky Cohn (p) Wilbur Gorham (bj,g) Bill Newton (tu) Johnny Wells (d) Elmo Tanner (vcl)
C-5766-A Vocalion 1506 MP3
George Chisholm And His Jive Five Archer Street Drag 1938
Tommy McQuater (cnt) George Chisholm (tb) Benny Winestone (cl,ts) Eddie Macauley (p) Tiny Winters (b) Dudley Barber (d)
DR-2988-2 Decca (E)F6867 MP3
Horace Silver Quintet The Outlaw 1958
Art Farmer (tp) Clifford Jordan (ts) Horace Silver (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Louis Hayes (d)
Tk 3 Blue Note BLP 1589 MP3
Les Brown And His Orchestra Floatin' 1946
Bob Higgins, Don Jacoby, Al Muller, Jimmy Zito (tp) Don Boyd, Warren Covington, Dick Gould (tb) Stumpy Brown (b-tb) Les Brown (cl,as) Steve Madrick, Mark Douglas (as) Ted Nash (ts,as) Eddie Scherr (sop,ts,bar) Butch Stone (bar,cl) Geoff Clarkson (p) Hy White (g) Bob Leininger (b) Dick Shanahan (d)
CO36020-1 Columbia 38292 MP3
Jazz At The Philharmonic The Opener 1949
Roy Eldridge (tp), Tommy Turk (tb), Charlie Parker (as), Flip Phillips, Lester Young (ts), Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (sb), Buddy Rich (dm)
Clef MG Vol. 12 MP3
Louis Jordan And His Tympani Five You Can't Get That No More 1944
Eddie Roane (tp) Louis Jordan (as,vcl) Arnold Thomas (p) Al Morgan (b) Slick Jones (d)
W71873-A Decca 8668 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra You Left Your Brown-Eyed Baby Blue 1951
Charlie Shavers, Ray Wetzel, George Cherub, Bobby Nichols (tp) Nick DiMaio, Sam Hyster, Tommy Pederson (tb) Billy Ainsworth (cl,as) Hugo Lowenstern (as) Paul Mason, Babe Fresk (ts) Bob Lawson (bar) Freddie Deland (p) Bob Bain (g) Norman Seelig (b) Tommy Guinn (d) Frances Irvin (vcl) Tommy Dorsey (tb,ldr)
L 6331 Decca 27943 MP3
Bessie Smith Devil's Gonna Git You 1928
Bessie Smith (vcl) acc by Bob Fuller (cl,as) Ernest Elliott (cl,as,ts) Porter Grainger (p)
146888-2 Columbia 14354-D MP3

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