Herb Geller Discography: 1949-1961

The Herb Geller Discography, Part 1: 1949-1961

by Noal Cohen

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Note: For conventions and abbreviations used in this discography, please see: Discography Key.


Herb Geller remembers that his first recording session was with the band of pianist Dick Pierce and that he soloed on "Adios." This could have been as early as 1947. So far, I have been unable to find any trace of this recording although Pierce did record for the Supreme and Kem labels in Hollywood in 1949.


Date: February 7, 1949
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Black & White
Earle Spencer Orchestra

Earle Spencer (ldr), Buddy Childers, Tony Facciuto (Faccinto), Jack Gerheim (Garehime), Jerry Munson, Clyde Reasinger (t), Harry Forbes, Earl Hamlin, Jimmy Knepper, J.D. (Durward) Morsch, Earle Spencer (tb), Herb Geller, Art Pepper (as, cl), Stan Heaney, Tommy Makagon (ts, cl), Howard Phillips (bar), Laurindo Almeida (g), Shannon Fletcher (p), Willie Slater (Stader) (b), Roy Hall (d), Toni Aubin (v)

a. BW730-3 Oh, You Beautiful Doll - 2:10(Nat D. Ayer, Seymour Brown)
Black & White 78871   (1949)
Tops LP 10"L 929 — Jazz Technocracy   (1953)
Tops LP 12"1532 — Concert In Jazz   (1957)
b. BW731-1 Jazzbo - 2:53(Paul Nelson) / arr: Paul Nelson
Black & White 78871   (1949)
c. BW732-1 Sunday Afternoon - 2:52(Seely, Blackburn) / arr: Paul Nelson
Black & White 78875   (1949)
d. BW733-2 Box Lunch (At the Factory) - 2:09(Paul Nelson) / arr: Paul Nelson
Black & White 78875   (1949)
Big Band Archives LP 12"2204 — The Big Band Scene...and All That Jazz   
All titles on: IAJRC LP 12"41 — The Almost Forgotten Pioneer of Modern Big Band Jazz: Earle Spencer   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 2501 — Earle Spencer and His New Band Sensation of the Year 1946   (2004)

Toni Aubin (v) on c.

This session, one of Geller's earliest commercial recordings and the last of the Spencer orchestra, is controversial. Some sources, including Ernie Edwards' "New Art Pepper Discography," Todd Selbert's Art Pepper discography in "Straight Life" (1979), the liner notes to IAJRC 41 and the Bruyninckx discography (CD-ROM 2004) list considerably different personnel not including Geller (Bob Lively is listed on alto sax along with Art Pepper). The personnel shown here are found in the Lord discography and the liner notes to Fresh Sound 2501. Geller definitely remembers being on this session: "I remember that because it was the first time I met and played with Art Pepper. It was around 1947, and perhaps my first recording as a sideman." (email from Herb Geller, Oct. 4, 2011). The 1947 date is mentioned in other sources including the Jepsen discography but seems unlikely given the number of Stan Kenton musicians present (Childers, Pepper, Almeida, Betts). 1949 seems more reasonable because Kenton had disbanded in late 1948 after which these musicians joined Spencer (reported in Down Beat Magazine). Many thanks to Todd Selbert for information pertaining to this session.

Update July 18, 2012: The union contract (Local 47, AFM) for this session confirms the date, studio and personnel shown (many thanks to John Reeder).

Track a features an ensemble vocal on the last chorus. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: April 4, 1950
Location: Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: [motion picture]
Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra (Short Film)

Claude Thornhill (ldr), Joseph Dolney, Tom Patton, Chuck Speights (t), Obie Massingill, Lew McCreary (tb), Al Antonucci (frh), Gene Allen, Herb Geller, Dick Hafer, Jeff Massingill, Bob Walters (sax, cl), Claude Thornhill (x, p), Joe Derise (g), Joseph Lommas (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Marion Colby, The Snowflakes (v)

a. Temptation - 2:19(Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
b. Sweet and Lovely - 1:41(Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Charles N. Daniels [Neil Moret]) / arr: Gil Evans
c. When You Wore a Tulip - 1:43(Percy Wenrich, Jack Mahoney)
d. Honolulu - 1:18(Gus Kahn, Harry Warren) / arr: Gil Evans
e. Poor Lil - 2:31(Lester Lee, Allan Roberts)
All titles unissued.

Claude Thornhill (x) on c; Marion Colby (v) on e; The Snowflakes (v) on b, d.

Information on this session comes from jazz-on-film expert Mark Cantor. These are performances from a short Universal-International film, "Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra," produced and directed by Will Cowan. On track c, Thornhill literally destroys a xylophone. The bassist's last name may be Lommo. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the titles.

The following from Geller (email) regarding the Thornhill band:
"Thornhill´s band came to L.A. to do a month at the Palladium. Hal McKusick was playing the alto chair and had to return to New York because of sickness in his family. He recommended me to replace him. I finished the engagement and we did that musical short and a recording during that time. Bob Walters played the clarinet role and I believe Dick Hafer was on tenor and Gene Allen on baritone."


Date: April 10, 1950
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Claude Thornhill Orchestra

Claude Thornhill (ldr), Tom Arthur, Riley Norris, Sonny Rich (t), Obie Massingill, Lew McCreary (tb), Al Antonucci (frh), Herb Geller (as), Bob Walters (as, cl), Dick Hafer, Jeff Massingill (ts), Gene Allen (bar), Roc Hillman (g), Claude Thornhill (p), Morty Corb (b), Frank Bode (d), Nancy Clayton, Russ McIntyre, The Snowflakes (v)

a. E0-VB-3601 Sweet and Lovely - 2:57(Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Charles N. Daniels [Neil Moret]) / arr: Gil Evans
RCA Victor 7820-3842   (1950)
RCA Camden LP 12"CAL 307 — Dinner For Two   (1958)
Ajaz LP 12"284 — Claude Thornhill In Disco Order, Vol. 11   
b. E0-VB-3602 Sugar Foot Rag (Sugarfoot Rag) - 2:51(Hank Garland, George Vaughn Horton) / arr: Claude Thornhill
RCA Victor 7820-3774   (1950)
Ajaz LP 12"284 — Claude Thornhill In Disco Order, Vol. 11   
c. E0-VB-3603 Down the Lane - 2:49(Bobby Burns, George Howe) / arr: John Hefti
RCA Victor 7820-3774   (1950)
Ajaz LP 12"284 — Claude Thornhill In Disco Order, Vol. 11   
d. E0-VB-3604 Honolulu(Gus Kahn, Harry Warren) / arr: Gil Evans
RCA Victor 7820-3842   (1950)
Ajaz LP 12"289 — Claude Thornhill In Disco Order, Vol. 12   

Nancy Clayton (v) on c; Russ McIntyre (v) on a, c-d; The Snowflakes (v) on a-b.

The information shown comes from the liner notes to Ajaz 284 and Laurent Cugny's online Gil Evans discography. The Bruyninckx and Lord discographies indicate the guitarist is Joe Derise who they also say arranged tracks a, b and d. Both of those sources also incorrectly call track b "Sugar Foot Strut" and track c, "Swingin' Down the Lane."


Date: February 16, 1952
Location: New York City
Label: [private recording]
Tony Fruscella Septet

Tony Fruscella (ldr), Tony Fruscella (t), Herb Geller (as), Phil Urso (ts), Gene Allen (bar), Bill Triglia (p), Red Mitchell (b), Howie Mann (d)

a. P. U. Stomp - 3:05(Phil Urso) / arr: Bill Triglia
b. Darn That Dream - 2:55(Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie De Lange) / arr: Bill Triglia
c. Tangerine - 2:44(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Bill Triglia
d. Loopadoo - 2:54(Bill Triglia) / arr: Bill Triglia
All titles on: Xanadu LP 12"172 — Bebop Revisited, Vol. 3   (1981)
EPM Musique (Fr.) CDFDC 5175 — Bebop Revisited, Vol. 2   (1990)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CDJFCD 22805 — Tony's Blues   (1999)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CDJFCD 22808/9 — Tony Fruscella: The Complete Works   (2001)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CDJFCD 44401 — Tony Fruscella: The Complete Works   (2008)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Tony Fruscella   (2011)

Soloists:
Track a - Urso, Fruscella
Track b - Triglia
Track c - Urso, Fruscella, Geller
Track d - Triglia, Fruscella, Urso


Date: April 4, 1952
Location: New York City
Label: King
Bull Moose Jackson Band (octet)

Bull Moose Jackson (ldr), Joe Wilder (t), Herb Geller, Ted 'Snookie' Hulbert (as), Lowell 'Count' Hastings (ts), Bull Moose Jackson (ts, v), Bill Doggett (p, cel), Lloyd Trotman (b), Les Erskine (d)

a. K8192 And I'll Be Yours(composer unknown)
unissued
b. K8193 All Night Long - 2:43(Charles Singleton, Teddy McRae)
King 454535   (1952)
Classics (Fr.) CD5156 — Bull Moose Jackson 1950-1953   (2005)
c. K8194 There Is No Greater Love - 2:42(Isham Jones, Marty Symes)
King 454551   (1952)
Classics (Fr.) CD5156 — Bull Moose Jackson 1950-1953   (2005)
d. K8195 Bootsie - 2:56(Henry Glover, Lucius 'Lucky' Millinder)
King 454535   (1952)
Route 66 (Swd.) LP 12"KIX 14 — Bull Moose Jackson: Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style Again   (1980)
Classics (Fr.) CD5156 — Bull Moose Jackson 1950-1953   (2005)

Bill Doggett (cel) on c; Bull Moose Jackson (v) on a-c.

Herb Geller does not solo on any of the issued tracks.


Date: April 17, 1952
Location: New York City
Label: Decca
Jerry Wald Orchestra with Chris Connor

Jerry Wald (ldr), Al Derisi, Al Porcino, Dick Sherman, Al Stewart (t), Jack Hitchcock, Sonny Russo (tb), Herb Geller, Sam Zittman (as), Buddy Arnold (ts), George Berg, Eddie Cano (bar), Jerry Wald (cl), Billy Bauer (g), Jack Kelly (p), Eddie Safranski (b), Don Lamond (d), Chris Connor (v)

a. 82694 You're the Cream in My Coffee - 2:34(Ray Henderson, Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva)
Decca 7828203   (1952)
Decca 459-28203   (1952)
MCA (Jpn.) LP 12"MCA 3149 — The Great Jazz Singers with the Great Big Band   
b. 82695 The Thrill Is Gone - 2:57(Ray Henderson, Lew Brown)
Decca 7828554   (1952)
Decca 459-28554   (1952)
c. 82696 Cherokee - 2:36(Ray Noble)
Decca 7828203   (1952)
Decca 459-28203   (1952)
d. 82697 Pennies from Heaven - 3:02(Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston)
Decca 7829575   (1952)
Decca 459-29575   (1952)
MCA (Jpn.) LP 12"MCA 3149 — The Great Jazz Singers with the Great Big Band   
e. 82698 Raisins and Almonds - 2:54(Abraham Goldfaden, William Goldenberg, Robert Lee, J. Lawrence)
Decca 7829575   (1952)
Decca 459-29575   (1952)
f. 82699 Terremoto - 2:32(composer unknown)
Decca 7828554   (1952)
Decca 459-28554   (1952)

Chris Connor (v) on a, c-f.

Wald overdubs additional clarinet parts. The saxophone assignments are not certain. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: October 22, 1952
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Capitol
Billy May Orchestra

Billy May (ldr), John Coppola, Tony Facciuto (Faccinto), Conrad Gozzo, Robert McKenzie (t), Karl DeKarske, Robert Reisiger, Robert Robinson, Si Zentner (tb), Richard Clay (sax), Charles Deremo, Herb Geller, Arthur 'Skeets' Herfurt (as), Ted Nash, Joe Spang (ts), Jack Agee (bar), Ray Pohlman (g), Cliff Fishback (p), Carson Smith (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Alicia Adams, Clark Burroughs, Jack Elliott, Bob Morse, Randy Van Horne (v)

a. 10596-M2 High Noon - 2:37(Ned Washington, Dmitri Tiomkin) / arr: Billy May
Capitol 782284   (1952)
Capitol (Eng.) 78CL 13848   (1952)
AFRS Electrical TranscriptionBML P-2620   (1953)
Capitol 45F 2284   (1952)
Capitol (Eng.) LP 12"EMS 1275 — Billy May: The Capitol Years   (1987)
Proper (Eng.) CDINTROCD 2013 — A Proper Introduction To Billy May: Billy's Best   (2004)
Digilouge Recordings Digital Download — Swing Essentials, Vol. 3: Billy May and His Orchestra   (2010)
b. 10597-D3 A Cute Piece of Property (A Cute Piece O' Property) - 2:42(Ben Raleigh, Guy Wood) / arr: Billy May
Capitol 782297   (1952)
Capitol (Eng.) 78CL 13963   (1953)
AFRS Electrical TranscriptionBML P-2753   (1953)
Capitol 45F 2297   (1952)
Capitol (Eng.) LP 12"EMS 1275 — Billy May: The Capitol Years   (1987)
Digilouge Recordings Digital Download — Swing Essentials, Vol. 3: Billy May and His Orchestra   (2010)
c. 10598-D3 Driftwood - 2:02(Floyd Cramer) / arr: Billy May
Capitol 782297   (1952)
Capitol (Eng.) 78CL 13877   (1953)
AFRS Electrical TranscriptionBML P-2753   (1953)
Capitol 45F 2297   (1952)
Capitol EPEAP 1-145 — It's Billy May Time   (1958)
d. 10599-H1 Do You Ever Think of Me? - 2:34(Earl Burtnett, John Cooper, Harry Kerr) / arr: Billy May
Capitol 782284   (1952)
Capitol (Eng.) 78CL 13854   (1953)
AFRS Electrical TranscriptionBML P-2620   (1953)
Capitol 45F 2284   (1952)
Capitol EPEAP 1-536 — More May   (1958)
Capitol LP 10"LAL 9023 — High Fidelity: Popular Vocals In Full Dimensional Sound   (1954)
Capitol LP 12"SAL 9029 — Full Dimensional Sound: A Study In High Fidelity   (1958)
Music for Pleasure (Eng.) CDCDDL 1284 (8 30953 2) — American Big Bands   (1995)
All titles on: Jasmine (Eng.) CDJASCD 399 — Billy May and His Orchestra: Studio Recordings 1951-1953   (2003)

Alicia Adams (v) on b, d; Clark Burroughs (v) on b, d; Jack Elliott (v) on b, d; Bob Morse (v) on b, d; Randy Van Horne (v) on b, d.

The Bruyninckx and Lord discographies indicate that Herb Geller is present on this and other 1952 Capitol Records sessions of the Billy May Orchestra; however, Jack Mirtle's comprehensive discography, "The Music of Billy May" and Ruppli's Capitol Records Discography do not include Geller on any of the Billy May recording sessions. It is interesting to note that Mirtle has a note to this session as follows: "The above and following sessions were basically road band personnel, with studio subs in a few key positions." Herb Geller has informed me that he was present on this session ("About Billy May, I remember I recorded 'High Noon' with him." - email January 15, 2012).

I have included in the personnel all the musicians listed in the Mirtle and Ruppli discographies (the most definitive sources) and included Geller as well. Obviously, there are too many saxophone players but it's impossible to determine who actually was present. Other musicians listed in the Bruyninckx and Lord discographies for this session are: Stu Williamson (t), Chuck Etter (tb), Willie Smith (as). Ralph Pena (b) and Remo Belli (d). At this point, the personnel shown here must be considered a best guess based on the information in hand.

The vocalists comprise a group called "The Encores" (later became the "Hi-Lo's").


Date: Spring 1953
Location: Universal Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: [private recording]
Herb Geller Quartet Test Pressings

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Lorraine Geller (p), Clarence Jones (b), Larance Marable (d)

a. You Stepped out of a Dream(Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn)
b. I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling(Fats Waller, Billy Rose, Harry Link)
c. Happy Go Lucky(Jimmy McHugh, Frank Loesser)
d. The Continental(Herb Magidson, Con Conrad)
e. Lorraine's Tune(Lorraine Geller)
All titles unissued.

Herb Geller (as) on a-d.

Information on these recordings comes from the following article: James A. Harrod, "Herb Geller At the Haig,"Names & Numbers, 64, January 2013, p. 42. These tracks were recorded on acetates that, from the labels, appear to be demos, possibly for the Pacific Jazz label. Geller's quartet was performing Tuesday nights at the Haig club when the Gerry Mulligan quartet was off. There are actually two different acetates titled "The Continental" and Harrod indicates that they are the same except that one has the drum solo introduction edited out. Track e is performed only by the rhythm section. These acetates are part of the William Emery Collection and have not been auditioned.


Date: May 28, 1953
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Capitol
This Modern World

Bob Graettinger (ldr), John Graas (frh), Herb Geller (as), Bud Shank (as, f), Bart Caldarell (ts, cl, bsn), Bob Cooper (ts, o, enh), John Rotella (bar), Bob Graettinger (con)

a. 11564-6 A Thought (This Modern World, 4th Movement) - 4:52(Bob Graettinger) / arr: Bob Graettinger
Capitol 45F 28070   (1953)
b. 11565-3 Some Saxophones (This Modern World, 2nd Movement) - 3:12(Bob Graettinger) / arr: Bob Graettinger
Capitol 45F 28069   (1953)
Both titles on: Capitol 45KCF 460 (album) — This Modern World   (1953)
Capitol LP 10"H 460 — This Modern World   (1953)
Capitol (Eng.) LP 10"LC 6667 — This Modern World   (1953)
Capitol LP 12"T 736 — Stan Kenton Conducts Robert Graettinger's City of Glass and This Modern World   (1956)
Creative World LP 12"ST 1006 — Stan Kenton Conducts Robert Graettinger's City of Glass and This Modern World   
Capitol CD7243 8 32084 2 5 — Stan Kenton Plays Bob Graettinger: City of Glass   (1995)
Rock Melon Digital Download — Stan Kenton, Vol. 2: Nine Classic Albums   (2012)

John Graas (frh) on a; Bart Caldarell (cl) on a, (bsn) on a; Bud Shank (f) on a; Bob Cooper (o) on a, (enh) on a.

These are two sections of Graettinger's "This Modern World" suite and have been issued under Stan Kenton's name.


Date: July 11, 1953
Location: Rendezvous Ballroom, Newport Beach, CA
Label: [private recording]
Shorty Rogers Big Band Live

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Don Dennis, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ruben McFall, Shorty Rogers (t), Bob Edmondson, Herbie Harper (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Herb Geller (as), Jack Montrose, Bill Perkins (ts), Bill Holman (bar), Lorraine Geller (p), John Simmons (b), Chuck Flores (d)

a. inc Popo - 5:56(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
b. How High the Moon - 4:10(William Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Scarecrow LP 12"SC 801 — Live From the Rendezvous Ballroom, 1953    (1981)
Norma/Vantage (Jpn.) LP 12"5011 — West Coast Piano Touch   (1992)
Jam Session LP 12"100 — Jam Session Record No. 100   
Straight Ahead Jazz LP 12"SAJ 1002 — Short Snort   
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Shorty Rogers Big Band "Live" 1953   (2010)
c. Sometimes I'm Happy - 1:57(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Scarecrow LP 12"SC 801 — Live From the Rendezvous Ballroom, 1953    (1981)
Jam Session LP 12"100 — Jam Session Record No. 100   
Straight Ahead Jazz LP 12"SAJ 1002 — Short Snort   
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Shorty Rogers Big Band "Live" 1953   (2010)
d. Short Stop - 9:19(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Scarecrow LP 12"SC 801 — Live From the Rendezvous Ballroom, 1953    (1981)
Norma/Vantage (Jpn.) LP 12"5011 — West Coast Piano Touch   (1992)
Jam Session LP 12"100 — Jam Session Record No. 100   
Straight Ahead Jazz LP 12"SAJ 1002 — Short Snort   
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
Giant Steps (Eng.) CDGIST 010 — Get Shorty   (2004)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 92 — West Coast Jazz   (2005)
JSP (Eng.) CD944 — Shorty Rogers, Volume 1: 1946-1954   (2008)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — The Very Best of Shorty Rogers   (2009)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Shorty Rogers Big Band "Live" 1953   (2010)
e. Infinity Promenade - 3:15(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
Giant Steps (Eng.) CDGIST 010 — Get Shorty   (2004)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 92 — West Coast Jazz   (2005)
JSP (Eng.) CD944 — Shorty Rogers, Volume 1: 1946-1954   (2008)
f. Three Cents Plain (3 Cents Plain) - 3:06(Tiny Kahn) / arr: Tiny Kahn
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
g. I May Be Wrong - 2:55(Harry Ruskin, Henry Sullivan) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Norma/Vantage (Jpn.) LP 12"5011 — West Coast Piano Touch   (1992)
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
h. Contours - 3:06(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
i. Perdido - 8:48(Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
j. C Jam Blues - 7:50(Duke Ellington) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Scarecrow LP 12"SC 801 — Live From the Rendezvous Ballroom, 1953    (1981)
Jam Session LP 12"100 — Jam Session Record No. 100   
Straight Ahead Jazz LP 12"SAJ 1002 — Short Snort   
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Shorty Rogers Big Band "Live" 1953   (2010)
k. Buzzy - 4:55(Charlie Parker) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Scarecrow LP 12"SC 801 — Live From the Rendezvous Ballroom, 1953    (1981)
Norma/Vantage (Jpn.) LP 12"5011 — West Coast Piano Touch   (1992)
Jam Session LP 12"100 — Jam Session Record No. 100   
Straight Ahead Jazz LP 12"SAJ 1002 — Short Snort   
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
Giant Steps (Eng.) CDGIST 010 — Get Shorty   (2004)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 92 — West Coast Jazz   (2005)
JSP (Eng.) CD944 — Shorty Rogers, Volume 1: 1946-1954   (2008)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — The Very Best of Shorty Rogers   (2009)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Shorty Rogers Big Band "Live" 1953   (2010)
l. inc Nice Work if You Can Get It - 1:48(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
m. Why Shouldn't I? - 2:51(Cole Porter) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Time Is CDTI 9804 — Shorty Rogers Big Band, Volume 1   (1991)
n. Take the "A" Train - 3:55(Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Scarecrow LP 12"SC 801 — Live From the Rendezvous Ballroom, 1953    (1981)
Jam Session LP 12"100 — Jam Session Record No. 100   
Straight Ahead Jazz LP 12"SAJ 1002 — Short Snort   
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Shorty Rogers Big Band "Live" 1953   (2010)
o. The Great Lie - 4:43(Cab Calloway, Andy Gibson) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Scarecrow LP 12"SC 801 — Live From the Rendezvous Ballroom, 1953    (1981)
Jam Session LP 12"100 — Jam Session Record No. 100   
Straight Ahead Jazz LP 12"SAJ 1002 — Short Snort   
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Shorty Rogers Big Band "Live" 1953   (2010)
p. Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud - 2:54(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Los Angeles Jazz Institute/Lighthouse CDLAJI 004 — An Expression from Rogers: The Rare and Unissued Shorty Rogers   (2003)

These are live performances of the Shorty Rogers Big Band. On Time Is 9804, track f is mislabelled as "Tales of an African Lobster," track g is mislabbelled as "Sometimes I'm Happy" and track h is mislabelled as "I May Be Wrong." The title of track f has been confirmed by Ken Poston and a review of the Time Is CD. This was an arrangement originally written for the Woody Herman Orchestra.

The saxophone assignments are likely but not confirmed. Herb Geller solos on tracks a, d, e, h-k, m and p. It is difficult to identify all the soloists because many of them, especially the trombones, are off-mic.


Date: July 14, 1953
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: RCA Victor
The Wild One/Hot Blood (big band)

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, Tom Reeves, Shorty Rogers (t), Harry Betts, Jimmy Knepper (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), John Graas (frh), Paul Sarmento (tu), Herb Geller, Bud Shank (as), Bill Holman, Bill Perkins (ts), Bob Cooper, Jimmy Giuffre (bar), Russ Freeman (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. E3VB0147 Blues for Brando - 2:52(Leith Stevens) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Promo Sound CD19003 — Golden Years of Jazz: 1948-1955   (2006)
Fremeaux & Associes (Fr.) CD5281 — Jazz West Coast: From Hollywood To Los Angeles, 1950-1958   (2010)
Promo Sound Digital Download — This Jazz: The Best of Jazz   (2011)
b. E3VB0148 Chino - 2:38(Leith Stevens) / arr: Shorty Rogers
c. E3VB0149 Hot Blood (The Wild One) - 3:19(Leith Stevens) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Rhino CDR2 72912 — Crime Jazz: Music in the First Degree   (1997)
BMG Special Products CDDRC1 1669 — Crime Jazz: Music in the First Degree   (1997)
Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD5741271/80 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1953   (2004)
d. E3VB0150 Windswept - 3:12(Leith Stevens) / arr: Shorty Rogers
All titles on: RCA Victor EPEPA 535 — Hot Blood   (1954)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8044 — Songs From the Wild One   (1954)
Bear Family Records (Ger.) EPBFE 15349 — The Wild One Original Soundtrack   (1989)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"NL 70110 — Shorty Rogers and His Giants, Vol. 2: The Rarest   (1983)
Bluebird LP 12"5917-1-RB — Short Stops   (1987)
Bluebird (Eu.) LP 12"NL 85917 — Short Stops   (1987)
Bluebird (Eu.) CassetteNK 85917 — Short Stops   
Bluebird CD5917-2-RB — Short Stops   (1987)
Bear Family Records (Ger.) CDBCD 16393 AR — Jazz Themes From the Wild One   (2001)
Giant Steps (Eng.) CDGIST 010 — Get Shorty   (2004)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2201 — Jazz Themes from Two Great Movies By Leith Stevens: The Wild One and Private Hell 36   (2005)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 92 — West Coast Jazz   (2005)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2231_2 — West Coast Sounds   (2006)
JSP (Eng.) CD944 — Shorty Rogers, Volume 1: 1946-1954   (2008)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — The Very Best of Shorty Rogers   (2009)
Saar SRL Digital Download — Blues For Brando   (2011)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — The Wild One: Themes From the 1953 Motion Picture   (2011)
Moochin About Digital Download — Beat, Square & Cool, Vol. 1: The Wild One   (2013)

This is music from a film originally titled "Hot Blood" but later changed to "The Wild One," featuring Marlon Brando. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks. The brief alto saxophone solo on track c is probably Shank.


Date: August 5, 1953
Location: Master Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Imperial
Herb Geller Quartet: The Sensational Saxophone of Herb Geller

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Lorraine Geller (p), John Simmons (b), Roy Harte (d)

a. IM613 It's Swell of You - 2:57(Mack Gordon, Harry Revel)
b. IM614 Mad About the Boy - 3:12(Noel Coward)
c. IM615 Everything I've Got - 2:47(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d. IM616 I Feel like a Feather in the Breeze - 2:45(Mack Gordon, Harry Revel)
All titles on: Imperial EPIMP 121 — The Sensational Saxophone of Herb Geller   (1953)
London (Eng.) EPRE-U 1067 — The Sensational Saxophone of Herb Geller   (1956)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 195 — Lorraine Geller Memorial   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)

The original EP issues give the wrong personnel and recording date indicating that the bassist is Curtis Counce and the drummer Larry [sic] Marable; the recording date is listed as July 1954. In an interview, Herb Geller stated that the bassist was John Simmons and that Roy Harte suggested this recording session. The 2006 Fresh Sound CD reissue gives the correct personnel (Simmons, Harte) but lists the recording date as July 4, 1954. The recording date and location shown come from the AFM Local 47 union contract courtesy of Jim Harrod.


Date: September 13, 1953
Location: The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA
Label: [private recording]
Lighthouse All Stars Live (sextet)

Howard Rumsey (ldr), Rolf Ericson (t), Herb Geller (as), Bob Cooper (ts), Claude Williamson (p), Howard Rumsey (b), Max Roach (d)

a. Funnyfied - 6:12(Jimmy Giuffre)
Los Angeles Jazz Institute/Lighthouse CDLAJI 001 — Modern Jazz A La Lighthouse   (2003)

The liner notes indicate that "Funnyfied" was written by Jimmy Giuffre for Woody Herman's 2nd Herd.

Solo order: Cooper, Ericson, Geller, Williamson


Date: October 20, 1953
Location: Contemporary Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Contemporary
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars (nonet)

Howard Rumsey (ldr), Rolf Ericson (t), Milt Bernhart (tb), Herb Geller (as), Bob Cooper (ts), Bud Shank (bar), Claude Williamson (p), Howard Rumsey (b), Max Roach (d), Jack Costanzo (bo)

a. C369 Mambo Los Feliz - 3:02(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Contemporary 78359   (1953)
Contemporary LP 12"C 14077 — Mexican Passport   
Contemporary CDCCD-14077-2 — Mexican Passport   (1996)
Castle Pulse (Eng.) CDPDSCD 632 — West Coast Jazz   (2005)
Saga Jazz (Fr.) CD982991 2 — West Coast Jazz   (2005)
Ideal Music Digital Download — Jazz West Coast   (2012)
b. Jazz Invention - 3:07(Bob Cooper) / arr: Bob Cooper
c. C371 Love Letters - 3:02(Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
Castle Pulse (Eng.) CDPDSCD 632 — West Coast Jazz   (2005)
Ideal Music Digital Download — Jazz West Coast   (2012)
Ideal Music Digital Download — Jazz for the Small Hours   (2015)
d. Witch Doctor No. 1 - 3:23(Bob Cooper) / arr: Bob Cooper
Contemporary 78359   (1953)
Contemporary LP 12"C 14077 — Mexican Passport   
Contemporary CDCCD-14077-2 — Mexican Passport   (1996)
All titles on: Contemporary LP 10"C 2506 — Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars   (1953)
Contemporary LP 12"C 3508 — Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Volume Three   (1955)
Contemporary LP 12"OJC-266 — Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Volume Three   (1986)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 12"LAC 12182 — Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Volume Three   
Contemporary CDOJCCD-266-2 — Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Volume Three   (1996)
Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars   (2011)

Milt Bernhart (tb) on d; Jack Costanzo (bo) on a, d.

Soloists:
Track a - Shank, Ericson, Williamson
Track b - Geller/Shank, Cooper/Ericson, Williamson
Track c - Williamson
Track d - Roach/Costanzo, Ericson, Geller, Williamson


Date: December 14, 1953
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz
Chet Baker Ensemble (septet)

Chet Baker (ldr), Chet Baker (t), Herb Geller (as, ts), Jack Montrose (ts), Bob Gordon (bar), Russ Freeman (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. PJ333 Headline - 3:06(Jack Montrose) / arr: Jack Montrose
Pacific Jazz EPEP 4-15 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Fr.) EPEPL 7167 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 1   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) EPEPV 1132 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 2   (1956)
Pacific Jazz LP 10"PJLP 9 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Swing (Fr.) LP 10"M 33350 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 10"LDE 163 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 175 — Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet   (1991)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11270 — Chet Baker: The Original Quartet, Sextet & Septet Recordings - Complete 1953-1954 Studio Recordings   (2004)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 84 — Chet Baker: The Early Years   (2005)
Golden Stars (Du.) CD5400 — My Funny Valentine   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 885 — Chet Baker: The Essential Collection   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 294 — Chet Baker: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
iTube Digital Download — 100 Chet Baker   (2013)
b. PJ334 Bockhanal - 2:57(Jack Montrose) / arr: Jack Montrose
Pacific Jazz EPEP 4-15 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Fr.) EPEPL 7167 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 1   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) EPEPV 1132 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 2   (1956)
Pacific Jazz LP 10"PJLP 9 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Swing (Fr.) LP 10"M 33350 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 10"LDE 163 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 175 — Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet   (1991)
Blue Note CD8 54902 2 — Jazz Profile 1 - Chet Baker   (1997)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11270 — Chet Baker: The Original Quartet, Sextet & Septet Recordings - Complete 1953-1954 Studio Recordings   (2004)
Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD5741271/80 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1953   (2004)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 84 — Chet Baker: The Early Years   (2005)
Blue Note CD7243 4 77384 2 — Chet Baker: The Very Best   (2005)
Golden Stars (Du.) CD5400 — My Funny Valentine   (2006)
Cities of Jazz (Eng.) CDCTJZ 1005 — The Original Sounds of Los Angeles   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 885 — Chet Baker: The Essential Collection   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 294 — Chet Baker: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Best of Chet Baker: Jazz Progression   (2008)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Best of Chet Baker: My Funny Valentine   (2008)
Glinka Digital Download — The History of Jazz, Vol. 13: Chet Baker   (2010)
Acewonder Ltd. Digital Download — The Masters of Jazz: 33 Best of Dave Brubeck & Chet Baker   (2011)
iTube Digital Download — 100 Chet Baker   (2013)
c. PJ334alt Bockhanal - 2:34(Jack Montrose) / arr: Jack Montrose
Vogue (Eng.) LP 12"LAE 12038 — Jazz West Coast   (1957)
Pacific Jazz LP 12"JWC 500 — Jazz West Coast, Vol. 1   (1958)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"K18P 9258 — Jazz West Coast   (1983)
Swing (Fr.) LP 12"LDM 30012 — Jazz West Coast   
Jazz Zounds (Ger.) CD27200255 — Portrait of Chet Baker: The Real Chet Baker - The Pacific Years   (1990)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 175 — Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet   (1991)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5611/5 — Jazz West Coast   (1991)
Pacific Jazz CDCDP 7 89292 2 — Chet Baker: The Pacific Jazz Years   (1995)
d. PJ335 Ergo - 3:07(Jack Montrose) / arr: Jack Montrose
Pacific Jazz EPEP 4-15 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Fr.) EPEPL 7167 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 1   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) EPEPV 1132 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 2   (1956)
Pacific Jazz LP 10"PJLP 9 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Swing (Fr.) LP 10"M 33350 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 10"LDE 163 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 175 — Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet   (1991)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11270 — Chet Baker: The Original Quartet, Sextet & Septet Recordings - Complete 1953-1954 Studio Recordings   (2004)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 84 — Chet Baker: The Early Years   (2005)
Golden Stars (Du.) CD5400 — My Funny Valentine   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 885 — Chet Baker: The Essential Collection   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 294 — Chet Baker: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
iTube Digital Download — 100 Chet Baker   (2013)
e. PJ336 A Dandy Line - 2:47(Jack Montrose) / arr: Jack Montrose
Pacific Jazz 4545-618   (1953)
Pacific Jazz EPEP 4-15 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Fr.) EPEPL 7168 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 2   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) EPEPV 1131 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 1   (1956)
Pacific Jazz LP 10"PJLP 9 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Swing (Fr.) LP 10"M 33350 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 10"LDE 163 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 175 — Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet   (1991)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11270 — Chet Baker: The Original Quartet, Sextet & Septet Recordings - Complete 1953-1954 Studio Recordings   (2004)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 84 — Chet Baker: The Early Years   (2005)
Golden Stars (Du.) CD5400 — My Funny Valentine   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 885 — Chet Baker: The Essential Collection   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 294 — Chet Baker: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
iTube Digital Download — 100 Chet Baker   (2013)
f. PJ336alt A Dandy Line - 2:51(Jack Montrose) / arr: Jack Montrose
All titles on: Pacific Jazz CDCDP 9 97160 2 — Grey December   (1992)
Blue Note CD7243 5 79971 2 6 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (2004)

Herb Geller plays tenor saxophone in the ensembles. The tenor saxophone soloist is Montrose.

Soloists:
Track a - Freeman (intro), Freeman, Baker, Montrose, Manne (call and response with ensemble)
Tracks b-c - Baker, Geller (as), Gordon
Track d - Baker, Freeman, Montrose, Gordon
Tracks e-f - Baker, Freeman, Gordon


Date: December 22, 1953
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz
Chet Baker Ensemble (septet)

Chet Baker (ldr), Chet Baker (t), Herb Geller (as, ts), Jack Montrose (ts), Bob Gordon (bar), Russ Freeman (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. PJ337 Pro Defunctis (Pro Defunctus) - 3:24(Jack Montrose) / arr: Jack Montrose
Pacific Jazz EPEP 4-15 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Fr.) EPEPL 7168 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 2   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) EPEPV 1131 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 1   (1956)
Pacific Jazz LP 10"PJLP 9 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Swing (Fr.) LP 10"M 33350 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 10"LDE 163 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 175 — Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet   (1991)
Pacific Jazz CDCDP 7 97161 2 — The Best of Chet Baker Plays   (1992)
Pacific Jazz CDCDP 7 89292 2 — Chet Baker: The Pacific Jazz Years   (1995)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11270 — Chet Baker: The Original Quartet, Sextet & Septet Recordings - Complete 1953-1954 Studio Recordings   (2004)
Blue Note CD7243 5 94655 2 4 — Prince of Cool: The Pacific Years 1952-1957   (2004)
Shout! Factory CDD2K 30930 — Chet Baker: Career 1952-1988   (2005)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 84 — Chet Baker: The Early Years   (2005)
Golden Stars (Du.) CD5400 — My Funny Valentine   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 885 — Chet Baker: The Essential Collection   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 294 — Chet Baker: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Best of Chet Baker: Jazz Progression   (2008)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Best of Chet Baker: My Funny Valentine   (2008)
Glinka Digital Download — The History of Jazz, Vol. 13: Chet Baker   (2010)
Acewonder Ltd. Digital Download — The Masters of Jazz: 33 Best of Dave Brubeck & Chet Baker   (2011)
iTube Digital Download — 100 Chet Baker   (2013)
Pink Dot Records Digital Download — Chet Baker: Purely Instrumental   (2013)
b. PJ338 Little Old Lady - 2:48(Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Adams) / arr: Jack Montrose
Pacific Jazz EPEP 4-15 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Fr.) EPEPL 7168 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 2   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) EPEPV 1131 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 1   (1956)
Pacific Jazz LP 10"PJLP 9 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Swing (Fr.) LP 10"M 33350 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 10"LDE 163 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 175 — Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet   (1991)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11270 — Chet Baker: The Original Quartet, Sextet & Septet Recordings - Complete 1953-1954 Studio Recordings   (2004)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 84 — Chet Baker: The Early Years   (2005)
Golden Stars (Du.) CD5400 — My Funny Valentine   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 885 — Chet Baker: The Essential Collection   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 294 — Chet Baker: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
iTube Digital Download — 100 Chet Baker   (2013)
c. PJ338alt Little Old Lady - 2:01(Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Adams) / arr: Jack Montrose
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11270 — Chet Baker: The Original Quartet, Sextet & Septet Recordings - Complete 1953-1954 Studio Recordings   (2004)
d. PJ339 Moonlight Becomes You - 3:24(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Jack Montrose
Pacific Jazz EPEP 4-15 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Fr.) EPEPL 7167 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 1   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) EPEPV 1132 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 2   (1956)
Pacific Jazz LP 10"PJLP 9 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Swing (Fr.) LP 10"M 33350 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 10"LDE 163 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Pacific Jazz CDCDP 7 97161 2 — The Best of Chet Baker Plays   (1992)
Blue Note CD7243 8 28262 2 4 — My Funny Valentine   (1994)
Pacific Jazz CDCDP 7 89292 2 — Chet Baker: The Pacific Jazz Years   (1995)
Blue Note CD7243 4 97860 2 8 — Chet Baker: Romance   (1999)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11270 — Chet Baker: The Original Quartet, Sextet & Septet Recordings - Complete 1953-1954 Studio Recordings   (2004)
Golden Stars (Du.) CD5400 — My Funny Valentine   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 885 — Chet Baker: The Essential Collection   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 294 — Chet Baker: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Best of Chet Baker: Jazz Progression   (2008)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Best of Chet Baker: My Funny Valentine   (2008)
Home of the Stars Digital Download — Midnight Jazz, Vol. 01   (2009)
Glinka Digital Download — The History of Jazz, Vol. 13: Chet Baker   (2010)
DAYL Digital Download — Jazz Meets the Moon, Vol. 3   (2010)
Acewonder Ltd. Digital Download — The Masters of Jazz: 33 Best of Dave Brubeck & Chet Baker   (2011)
iTube Digital Download — 100 Chet Baker   (2013)
JEI Records Digital Download — Ashes and Fire   (2013)
e. PJ339alt Moonlight Becomes You - 2:55(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Jack Montrose
Pacific Jazz LP 12"PJ 1206 — The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker   (1955)
World Pacific LP 12"WP 1206 — The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker   (1958)
Pausa LP 12"PR 9011 — The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker   (1982)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 175 — Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet   (1991)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 9427 — The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker   (2002)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 84 — Chet Baker: The Early Years   (2005)
Blue Note CD0999 4 63596 2 — Blue Note Beach Classics Presented By José Padilla   (2012)
The Primo Collection Digital Download — Chet Baker: Essential Early Recordings   (2011)
f. PJ340 Goodbye - 3:44(Gordon Jenkins) / arr: Jack Montrose
Pacific Jazz 4545-618   (1953)
Pacific Jazz EPEP 4-15 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Fr.) EPEPL 7168 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 2   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) EPEPV 1131 — Chet Baker Ensemble, Vol. 1   (1956)
Pacific Jazz LP 10"PJLP 9 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Swing (Fr.) LP 10"M 33350 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 10"LDE 163 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 175 — Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet   (1991)
Blue Note CDCDP 7243 8 57158 2 2 — Songs For Lovers   (1997)
Blue Note CD7243 4 97860 2 8 — Chet Baker: Romance   (1999)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11270 — Chet Baker: The Original Quartet, Sextet & Septet Recordings - Complete 1953-1954 Studio Recordings   (2004)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 84 — Chet Baker: The Early Years   (2005)
Golden Stars (Du.) CD5400 — My Funny Valentine   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 885 — Chet Baker: The Essential Collection   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 294 — Chet Baker: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
ZYX Music Digital Download — Chet Baker: The Evolution of An Artist   (2008)
Favorite Classics Digital Download — Autumn In New York   (2011)
Home of the Stars Digital Download — Collector's Items, Vol. 07   (2011)
Home of the Stars Digital Download — Miles and Miles   (2011)
Savage Rose Digital Download — From the Heart   (2012)
iTube Digital Download — 100 Chet Baker   (2013)
Ludoxx Digital Download — Baker Rag   (2013)
g. PJ340alt Goodbye - 3:42(Gordon Jenkins) / arr: Jack Montrose
Pacific Jazz LP 12"PJ 1206 — The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker   (1955)
World Pacific LP 12"WP 1206 — The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker   (1958)
Pausa LP 12"PR 9011 — The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker   (1982)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 175 — Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet   (1991)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 9427 — The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker   (2002)
All titles on: Pacific Jazz CDCDP 9 97160 2 — Grey December   (1992)
Blue Note CD7243 5 79971 2 6 — Chet Baker Ensemble   (2004)

Although not so indicated, the version of "Moonlight Becomes You" issued on Fresh Sound 175 is the alternate take. Herb Geller plays tenor saxophone in the ensembles. The tenor saxophone soloist is Montrose.

Soloists:
Track a - Baker, Gordon, Freeman
Track b - Baker, Montrose, Freeman
Track c - Baker, Baker/Montrose
Tracks d-e - Baker, Freeman, Baker
Tracks f-g - Baker


Date: February 2, 1954
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Shorty Rogers Courts the Count (big band)

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Clyde Reasinger, Shorty Rogers (t), Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), John Graas (frh), Paul Sarmento (tu), Herb Geller (as), Bud Shank (as, bar), Bob Cooper, Zoot Sims (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (ts, bar), Marty Paich (p), Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. E4VB3021 Topsy - 3:16(Ed Durham) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 165 — The Big Blast: 100 Classic Big Bands   (2012)
b. E4VB3022 Basie Eyes - 3:20(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
c. E4VB3023 It's Sand Man - 2:55(Ed Lewis, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks) / arr: Shorty Rogers
d. E4VB3024 Doggin' Around - 2:32(Herschel Evans, Edgar Battle) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53251 — Marty Paich: Arranger, Conductor, Piano   (1995)
Fremeaux & Associes (Fr.) CD5281 — Jazz West Coast: From Hollywood To Los Angeles, 1950-1958   (2010)
Saar SRL Digital Download — Marty Paich: Arranger, Conductor, Piano   (2010)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LJM 1004 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1954)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1041 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1954)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1165M — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1976)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 2517 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1981)
Bluebird LP 12"5917-1-RB — Short Stops   (1987)
Bluebird (Eu.) LP 12"NL 85917 — Short Stops   (1987)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RA 5417 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 42359 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   
Bluebird (Eu.) CassetteNK 85917 — Short Stops   
RCA Victor (Ger.) CD74321 32337 2 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1995)
BMG Victor (Jpn.) CDBVCJ 7411 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1997)
BMG Victor (Jpn.) CDBVCJ 37264 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (2002)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 25769 2 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (2003)
Membran (Ger.) CD221959 — Apropos/Jump For Me   (2004)
Giant Steps (Eng.) CDGIST 010 — Get Shorty   (2004)
Membran (Ger.) CD222473 — Creative West Coast Swing   (2005)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 92 — West Coast Jazz   (2005)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2231_2 — West Coast Sounds   (2006)
JSP (Eng.) CD944 — Shorty Rogers, Volume 1: 1946-1954   (2008)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — The Very Best of Shorty Rogers   (2009)

The Lord discography indicates that the master numbers for tracks b-d are E4VB3023, E4VB3024 and E4VB3025, respectively. The master numbers shown come from the liner notes to RCA Victor (Ger.) 32337 which, in turn, come from the Bruyninckx discography.

Horn soloists:
Track a - Rogers, Geller, Giuffre (ts)
Track b - Shank (bar), Rogers, Sims
Track c - Sims, Rogers, Geller
Track d - Geller, Rogers, Sims


Date: February 9, 1954
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Shorty Rogers Courts the Count (big band)

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Rogers (t), Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), John Graas (frh), Paul Sarmento (tu), Herb Geller (as), Bud Shank (as, ts), Jimmy Giuffre (ts, cl), Bill Holman (ts), Bob Gordon (bar), Marty Paich (p), Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. E4VB3026 Jump for Me - 3:55(Count Basie) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Bluebird (Eu.) CassetteNK 85917 — Short Stops   
b. E4VB3027 Over and Out - 3:10(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Bluebird (Eu.) CassetteNK 85917 — Short Stops   
c. E4VB3028 Down for Double - 2:51(Freddie Green) / arr: Shorty Rogers
d. E4VB3029 Swingin' the Blues - 4:25(Count Basie, Ed Durham) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53251 — Marty Paich: Arranger, Conductor, Piano   (1995)
Saar SRL Digital Download — Marty Paich: Arranger, Conductor, Piano   (2010)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LJM 1004 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1954)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1041 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1954)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1165M — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1976)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 2517 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1981)
Bluebird LP 12"5917-1-RB — Short Stops   (1987)
Bluebird (Eu.) LP 12"NL 85917 — Short Stops   (1987)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RA 5417 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 42359 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   
RCA Victor (Ger.) CD74321 32337 2 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1995)
BMG Victor (Jpn.) CDBVCJ 7411 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1997)
BMG Victor (Jpn.) CDBVCJ 37264 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (2002)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 25769 2 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (2003)
Membran (Ger.) CD221959 — Apropos/Jump For Me   (2004)
Giant Steps (Eng.) CDGIST 010 — Get Shorty   (2004)
Membran (Ger.) CD222473 — Creative West Coast Swing   (2005)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 92 — West Coast Jazz   (2005)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2231_2 — West Coast Sounds   (2006)
JSP (Eng.) CD944 — Shorty Rogers, Volume 1: 1946-1954   (2008)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — The Very Best of Shorty Rogers   (2009)

Horn soloists:
Track a - Giuffre (cl), Rogers, Shank (ts)
Track b - Rogers, Giuffre (ts)
Track c - Bernhart, Rogers, Holman, Geller
Track d - Rogers, Geller, Enevoldsen


Date: February 22, 24 & 25, 1954
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Columbia
Dan Terry Big Band: Teen Age Dance Session

Dan Terry (ldr), John Anderson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, Mickey Mangano, Tom Reeves, Dan Terry (t), Milt Bernhart, Jimmy Knepper, Jimmy Priddy (tb), Herb Geller, Bud Shank (as), Dave Madden, Joe Maini (ts), Gil Bernal (bar), Al Hendrickson (g), Fred Otis (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Shelly Manne, Alvin Stoller (d), unknown (bkv), Don Gordon (v)

a. RHCO10783 Southern Fried (Hairy Joe Jump) - 2:45(Fred Culliver, Roy Jordan, Harlan Leonard, James Ross) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840212   (1954)
Columbia 454-40212   (1954)
Philips (Eng.) LP 10"BBR 8027 — Four Bands Party   (1954)
Columbia LP 12"CL 599 — Columbia Dance Party Series: Saturday Night Mood   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
b. RHCO10784 Lazy Alley - 2:37(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840211   (1954)
Columbia 454-40211   (1954)
Philips (Eng.) LP 10"BBR 8027 — Four Bands Party   (1954)
Harmony LP 12"HL 7002 — Teen Age Dance Party   (1957)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
c. RHCO10785 Organ Grinder's Swing - 3:01(Will Hudson, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840211   (1954)
Columbia 454-40211   (1954)
Harmony LP 12"HL 7002 — Teen Age Dance Party   (1957)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
d. RHCO10786 Terry's Tune - 1:43(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840212   (1954)
Columbia 454-40212   (1954)
Columbia EPB 1853 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Columbia LP 10"CL 6288 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Philips (Du.) LP 10"B 07677 R — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
e. RHCO10787 Mr. Flamingo - 2:57(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840263   (1954)
Harmony LP 12"HL 7002 — Teen Age Dance Party   (1957)
f. RHCO10788 I Found a New Kind of Love - 2:56(L. Clark, H. Brooks) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840263   (1954)
Harmony LP 12"HL 7002 — Teen Age Dance Party   (1957)
g. RHCO10789 Choo Choo My Baby - 2:37(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Harmony LP 12"HL 7002 — Teen Age Dance Party   (1957)
h. RHCO10790 Small Fry - 2:54(Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840232   (1954)
Columbia 454-40232   (1954)
i. RHCO10791 Teen Ager (Teenager) - 2:33(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840312   (1954)
Columbia 454-40312   (1954)
Columbia EPB 1853 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Columbia LP 10"CL 6288 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Philips (Du.) LP 10"B 07677 R — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Columbia LP 12"CL 688 — Music For Baby Sitters   (1955)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Music For Baby Sitters   (2009)
j. RHCO10792 Denim Blues - 3:07(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia EPB 1853 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Columbia LP 10"CL 6288 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Philips (Du.) LP 10"B 07677 R — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
k. RHCO10793 Saddle Shoe Shuffle - 1:49(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia LP 10"CL 6288 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Philips (Du.) LP 10"B 07677 R — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Columbia LP 12"CL 688 — Music For Baby Sitters   (1955)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Music For Baby Sitters   (2009)
l. RHCO10794 Sloppy Joe - 1:52(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia LP 10"CL 6288 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Philips (Du.) LP 10"B 07677 R — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
m. RHCO10795 Jelly Bean - 2:34(Gene Roland, Dan Terry) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840312   (1954)
Columbia 454-40312   (1954)
Columbia LP 10"CL 6288 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Philips (Du.) LP 10"B 07677 R — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
n. RHCO10796 White Buck Special - 1:46(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840231   (1954)
Columbia 454-40231   (1954)
Harmony LP 12"HL 7002 — Teen Age Dance Party   (1957)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
o. RHCO10797 Goofin' Blues - 2:42(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia EPB 1853 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Columbia LP 10"CL 6288 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Philips (Du.) LP 10"B 07677 R — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Harmony LP 12"HL 7002 — Teen Age Dance Party   (1957)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
p. RHCO10798 Levi Leap - 2:22(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840232   (1954)
Columbia 454-40232   (1954)
Harmony LP 12"HL 7002 — Teen Age Dance Party   (1957)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
q. RHCO10799 Totem Pole - 2:37(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Harmony LP 12"HL 7002 — Teen Age Dance Party   (1957)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
r. RHCO10800 Seventeen - 3:06(Gene Roland) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia LP 10"CL 6288 — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Philips (Du.) LP 10"B 07677 R — Teen-Age Dance Session   (1954)
Columbia LP 12"CL 688 — Music For Baby Sitters   (1955)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 929 — The Swinginest Dance Band: Dan Terry and His Orchestra 1952-1963   (2017)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Music For Baby Sitters   (2009)
s. RHCO10801 Rah-Do-Ra (Rah Dora) - 2:41(Gene Roland, Al Wye, Joe Wye) / arr: Gene Roland
Columbia 7840231   (1954)
Columbia 454-40231   (1954)
Harmony LP 12"HL 7002 — Teen Age Dance Party   (1957)

unknown (bkv) on f-g, s; Don Gordon (v) on e-h, s.

The personnel are collective over several sessions. Discographer Michel Ruppli provides the following information (email):
Tracks a-d February 22, 1954
Tracks e-h February 24, 1954 (session 1)
Tracks i-k, r February 24, 1954 (session 2)
Tracks l-o February 25, 1954 (session 1)
Tracks p, q, s February 25, 1954 (session 2)

An unidentified vocal group is present on tracks f, g and s. Ensemble vocals are heard on tracks c, l and s.

Herb Geller solos on tracks a, k, n, p and r.


Date: February 23, 1954
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Jam Session Featuring Maynard Ferguson (septet)

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Maynard Ferguson (t), Milt Bernhart (tb), Herb Geller (as), Bob Cooper (ts), Claude Williamson (p), John Simmons (b), Max Roach (d)

a. 10341 Air Conditioned - 17:05(Maynard Ferguson)
EmArcy EP1-6110 — Jam Session Vol. 2 Featuring Maynard Ferguson   (1954)
b. 10342 Our Love Is Here to Stay - 16:07(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
EmArcy EP1-6109 — Jam Session Vol. 1 Featuring Maynard Ferguson   (1954)
Both titles on: EmArcy LP 12"MG 36009 — Jam Session Featuring Maynard Ferguson   (1954)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1026 — Jam Session Featuring Maynard Ferguson   (1974)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5525 — Jam Session Featuring Maynard Ferguson   
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9120 — Jam Session Featuring Maynard Ferguson   (2003)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 383 — Hollywood Jam Sessions   (2005)
Membran (Ger.) CD222983 — Hollywood Party/Jam Session   (2006)

Baritone saxophonist Bob Gordon is listed as being present but, in fact, is not heard.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller, Bernhart, Williamson, Roach, Cooper, Ferguson
Track b - Cooper, Bernhart, Williamson, Geller, Ferguson


Date: March 3, 1954
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Shorty Rogers Courts the Count (big band)

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Rogers (t), Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), John Graas (frh), Paul Sarmento (tu), Herb Geller (as), Bud Shank (as, bar), Bob Cooper, Zoot Sims (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (ts, cl), Marty Paich (p), Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. E4VB3052 H & J - 2:56(Harry Edison, Jo Jones) / arr: Shorty Rogers
b. E4VB3053 Tickle Toe - 2:35(Lester Young) / arr: Shorty Rogers
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PL 42046 — Disque Catalog   (1976)
c. E4VB3054 Taps Miller - 3:17(Count Basie, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Shorty Rogers
d. E4VB3055 Walk, Don't Run - 3:11(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LJM 1004 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1954)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1041 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1954)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1165M — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1976)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 2517 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1981)
Bluebird LP 12"5917-1-RB — Short Stops   (1987)
Bluebird (Eu.) LP 12"NL 85917 — Short Stops   (1987)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RA 5417 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 42359 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   
Bluebird (Eu.) CassetteNK 85917 — Short Stops   
RCA Victor (Ger.) CD74321 32337 2 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1995)
BMG Victor (Jpn.) CDBVCJ 7411 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (1997)
BMG Victor (Jpn.) CDBVCJ 37264 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (2002)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 25769 2 — Shorty Rogers Courts the Count   (2003)
Membran (Ger.) CD221959 — Apropos/Jump For Me   (2004)
Giant Steps (Eng.) CDGIST 010 — Get Shorty   (2004)
Membran (Ger.) CD222473 — Creative West Coast Swing   (2005)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 92 — West Coast Jazz   (2005)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2231_2 — West Coast Sounds   (2006)
JSP (Eng.) CD944 — Shorty Rogers, Volume 1: 1946-1954   (2008)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — The Very Best of Shorty Rogers   (2009)

Horn soloists:
Track a - Giuffre (cl), Rogers, Enevoldsen, Cooper
Track b - Sims, Shank (bar), Giuffre (ts), Cooper
Track c - Rogers, Sims, Enevoldsen, Shank (bar)
Track d - Giuffre (cl), Rogers, Graas, Geller, Sims


Date: April 16, 1954
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Norgran
Latino Dance Session (12-piece band)

Chico O'Farrill (ldr), Carleton McBeath, Lou Obergh, Stu Williamson (t), Don Davidson (ww, bar), Herb Geller (ww, as), Herbie Steward, Eddie Wasserman (ww, ts), Fred Otis (p), Don Bagley (b), Jackie Mills (d), Modesto Martinez (per), Carlos Vidal (cng), Chico O'Farrill (con)

a. 1574-3 Lamento - 2:39(Chico O'Farrill) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Verve LP 12"MGV 2003 — Mambo/Latino Dances   (1956)
b. 1575-5 You Stepped out of a Dream - 2:35(Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Clef LP 12"MGC 699 — Jazz North and South of the Border   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV 8083 — Jazz North and South of the Border   (1957)
c. 1576-8 Cachita - 2:34(Rafael Hernandez) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Verve LP 12"MGV 2003 — Mambo/Latino Dances   (1956)
d. 1577-1 Rumbonsito - 2:18(Chico O'Farrill) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Verve LP 12"MGV 2003 — Mambo/Latino Dances   (1956)
All titles on: Norgran LP 10"MGN 28 — Latino Dance Session   (1954)
Verve CD314 533 256-2 — Cuban Blues: The Chico O'Farrill Sessions   (1996)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10172 — Chico O'Farrill: The Complete Norman Granz Recordings   (2005)
Malanga Music (Eu.) CDMM 831 — Chico O'Farrill: The Complete Norman Granz Recordings   (2016)

Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: April 22, 1954
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Norgran
Mambo Dance Session (12-piece band)

Chico O'Farrill (ldr), Carleton McBeath, Lou Obergh, Stu Williamson (t), Don Davidson (ww, bar), Herb Geller (ww, as), Herbie Steward, Eddie Wasserman (ww, ts), Fred Otis (p), Don Bagley (b), Jackie Mills (d), Modesto Martinez (per), Carlos Vidal (cng), Chico O'Farrill (con)

a. 1582-1 No Te Importe Saber - 2:18(René Touzet) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Clef LP 12"MGC 699 — Jazz North and South of the Border   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV 8083 — Jazz North and South of the Border   (1957)
b. 1583-1 Vaya Con Dios - 2:57(Larry Russell, Inez James, Buddy Pepper) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Verve LP 12"MGV 2003 — Mambo/Latino Dances   (1956)
c. 1584-6 Pianarabatibiri - 2:20(Chico O'Farrill) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Verve LP 12"MGV 2003 — Mambo/Latino Dances   (1956)
d. 1585-4 L.A. Mambo - 2:11(Chico O'Farrill) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Verve LP 12"MGV 2003 — Mambo/Latino Dances   (1956)
All titles on: Norgran LP 10"MGN 27 — Mambo Dance Session   (1954)
Verve CD314 533 256-2 — Cuban Blues: The Chico O'Farrill Sessions   (1996)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10172 — Chico O'Farrill: The Complete Norman Granz Recordings   (2005)
Malanga Music (Eu.) CDMM 831 — Chico O'Farrill: The Complete Norman Granz Recordings   (2016)

Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: April 23, 1954
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Norgran
Mambo Dance Session (12-piece band)

Chico O'Farrill (ldr), Carleton McBeath, Lou Obergh, Stu Williamson (t), Don Davidson (ww, bar), Herb Geller (ww, as), Herbie Steward, Eddie Wasserman (ww, ts), Fred Otis (p), Don Bagley (b), Jackie Mills (d), Modesto Martinez (per), Carlos Vidal (cng), Chico O'Farrill (con)

a. 1613-5 Quiéreme Mucho (Yours) - 2:28(Gonzalo Roig, Augustin Rodriguez, Jack Sherr) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
b. 1614-2 More Mambo - 2:50(Chico O'Farrill) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
c. 1615-7 Mambo for Bunto - 2:13(Chico O'Farrill) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
d. 1616-2 Botellero - 2:39(Gilberto Valdes) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
All titles on: Norgran LP 10"MGN 27 — Mambo Dance Session   (1954)
Verve LP 12"MGV 2003 — Mambo/Latino Dances   (1956)
Verve CD314 533 256-2 — Cuban Blues: The Chico O'Farrill Sessions   (1996)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10172 — Chico O'Farrill: The Complete Norman Granz Recordings   (2005)
Malanga Music (Eu.) CDMM 831 — Chico O'Farrill: The Complete Norman Granz Recordings   (2016)

According to the liner notes to the CD reissue Verve 314 533 256-2, these tracks were recorded on April 16, 1954; however, the master numbers suggest the later date. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: April 26, 1954
Location: Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: [motion picture]
Birth of a Band (Short Film)

Dan Terry (ldr), Rolf Ericson, Ray Linn, Mickey Mangano, Tom Reeves, Dan Terry, Stu Williamson (t), Milt Bernhart, Bob Fitzpatrick, Herbie Harper, Jimmy Knepper (tb), Herb Geller, Joe Maini (as), Bill Holman, Eddie Wasserman (ts), Bob Gordon (bar), George Russell (g), Fred Otis (p), Jack Cascales (b), Irv Cottler (d), Don Gordon, Connie Haines (v)

a. inc Totem Pole - 1:13(Gene Roland)
b. I've Got the World on a String - 1:35(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
c. Mr. Flamingo - 1:37(Gene Roland)
d. inc Southern Fried (Hairy Joe Jump) - 1:25(Fred Culliver, Roy Jordan, Harlan Leonard, James Ross)
All titles unissued.

Don Gordon (v) on c; Connie Haines (v) on b.

Information on this session comes from jazz-on-film expert Mark Cantor. These performances are from the sound track to the short film "Birth of a Band" produced and directed by Will Cowan for Universal-International. Some of the listed recording musicians were substituted for in the actual film. Herb Geller solos briefly on screen on tracks a and d. Jimmy Knepper is also featured on screen on track a. Track b is a feature for Connie Haines backed only by the rhythm section. The film also includes a performance of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" featuring Haines and a rhythm section which may or may not be from the Terry band.


Date: May 4, 1954
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Capitol
Kenton Presents: Bill Holman (octet)

Bill Holman (ldr), Don Fagerquist (t), Bob Enevoldsen, Stu Williamson (vtb), Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman (ts), Bob Gordon (bar), Curtis Counce (b), Stan Levey (d)

a. 12614-12 Sparkle - 2:53(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
b. 12615-12 Tanglefoot - 2:25(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
c. 12616-7 Song Without Words - 3:15(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Saga Jazz (Fr.) CD982991 2 — West Coast Jazz   (2005)
d. 12617-5 Awfully Busy - 2:58(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
All titles on: Capitol EPEBF 6500 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H/L 6500 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Capitol (Eng.) LP 10"KPL 101 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 65 — Group Activity   (1981)
Mosaic CDMD4-185 — Kenton Presents Jazz: Bob Cooper, Bill Holman & Frank Rosolino   (1999)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2219 — The Fabulous Bill Holman: His Octet and Orchestra   (2006)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10298_2 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Poll Winners (Sp.) CDPWR 27281 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (2011)
Phono (Sp.) CD870238 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2015)
Capitol Digital Download — Kenton Presents Jazz: Bob Cooper, Bill Holman & Frank Rosolino   (2011)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Bill Holman   (2012)

Soloists:
Track a - probably Enevoldsen, Fagerquist, Gordon, Holman
Track b - Geller, Holman, Fagerquist
Track c - Holman, Geller
Track d - Holman, Fagerquist, probably Williamson


Date: May 12, 1954
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Capitol
Kenton Presents: Bill Holman (octet)

Bill Holman (ldr), Don Fagerquist (t), Bob Enevoldsen, Stu Williamson (vtb), Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman (ts), Bob Gordon (bar), Curtis Counce (b), Stan Levey (d)

a. 12638-7 Plain Folks - 2:46(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Capitol 7865000   (1954)
Capitol 45F 65000   (1954)
b. 12639-5 Back to Minors - 2:35(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Capitol EPEBF 6500 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H/L 6500 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Capitol (Eng.) LP 10"KPL 101 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
c. 12640-9 Cousin Jack - 2:32(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Capitol 7865000   (1954)
Capitol 45F 65000   (1954)
d. 12641-3 On the Town - 3:01(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Capitol EPEBF 6500 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H/L 6500 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Capitol (Eng.) LP 10"KPL 101 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
All titles on: Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 65 — Group Activity   (1981)
Mosaic CDMD4-185 — Kenton Presents Jazz: Bob Cooper, Bill Holman & Frank Rosolino   (1999)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2219 — The Fabulous Bill Holman: His Octet and Orchestra   (2006)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10298_2 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Poll Winners (Sp.) CDPWR 27281 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (2011)
Phono (Sp.) CD870238 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2015)
Capitol Digital Download — Kenton Presents Jazz: Bob Cooper, Bill Holman & Frank Rosolino   (2011)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Bill Holman   (2012)

Soloists:
Track a - Holman, probably Williamson, Fagerquist
Track b - Geller, probably Williamson
Track c - Levey (intro), Fagerquist, Holman, Levey (call and response with ensemble), Counce (walking)
Track d - Fagerquist, Holman


Date: June 3, 1954
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Decca
Jazz Studio 2 From Hollywood (nonet)

Don Fagerquist (t), Milt Bernhart (tb), John Graas (frh), Herb Geller (as), Jimmy Giuffre (ts, bar, cl), Howard Roberts (g), Marty Paich (p), Curtis Counce (b), Larry Bunker (d)

a. Paicheck - 6:11(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
Decca EPED 2158 — Jazz Studio 2, Pt. 2   (1954)
Brunswick (Eng.) EPOE 9032 — Jazz Studio Two, Volume Two   (1955)
b. Graas Point - 7:44(John Graas) / arr: John Graas
Decca EPED 2158 — Jazz Studio 2, Pt. 2   (1954)
Brunswick (Eng.) EPOE 9032 — Jazz Studio Two, Volume Two   (1955)
Brunswick (Ger.) LP 10"86 035 — Jazz Studio Westküste   (1954)
c. Darn That Dream - 6:30(Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie De Lange) / arr: Marty Paich
Decca EPED 2159 — Jazz Studio 2, Pt. 3   (1954)
Brunswick (Eng.) EPOE 9033 — Jazz Studio Two, Volume Three   (1955)
Brunswick (Ger.) LP 10"86 035 — Jazz Studio Westküste   (1954)
All titles on: Decca LP 12"DL 8079 — Jazz Studio 2   (1954)
Brunswick (Eng.) LP 12"LAT 8046 — Jazz Studio 2   (1955)
Jasmine (Eng.) LP 12"JASM 1029 — Jazz Studio 2   
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10145 — Jazz Studio 1/2   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCC 9098 — Jazz Studio 2   (2004)
Plenty Jazz Records Digital Download — The Jazz Studio Complete Sessions   (2014)

Soloists:
Track a - Geller, Fagerquist, Giuffre (bar), Bernhart, Graas, Roberts, Paich, Geller/Fagerquist/Giuffre (bar)/Bernhart/Graas (4-bar exchanges), Counce (walking)
Track b - Graas, Giuffre (bar), Bernhart, Fagerquist, Bunker (call and response with ensemble), Roberts, Counce, Geller, Paich
Track c - Geller, Fagerquist, Giuffre (bar), Bernhart, Graas, Counce, Geller (cadenza)


Date: June 4, 1954
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Decca
Jazz Studio 2 From Hollywood (nonet)

Don Fagerquist (t), Milt Bernhart (tb), John Graas (frh), Herb Geller (as), Jimmy Giuffre (ts, bar, cl), Howard Roberts (g), Marty Paich (p), Curtis Counce (b), Larry Bunker (d)

a. Laura - 7:22(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Marty Paich
Decca EPED 2157 — Jazz Studio 2, Pt. 1   (1954)
Brunswick (Eng.) EPOE 9031 — Jazz Studio Two, Volume 1   (1955)
Decca EPED 2396 — Music for the Boy Friend: He's A Cool Cat   (1956)
Decca LP 12"DL 8314 — Music for the Boy Friend: He Really Digs Jazz   (1956)
Brunswick (Eng.) LP 12"LAT 8202 — Music for the Boy Friend: He Really Digs Jazz   (1957)
b. Here Comes the Lion (Here Come the Lions) - 6:40(John Graas) / arr: John Graas
Decca EPED 2157 — Jazz Studio 2, Pt. 1   (1954)
Brunswick (Eng.) EPOE 9031 — Jazz Studio Two, Volume 1   (1955)
Brunswick (Ger.) LP 10"86 035 — Jazz Studio Westküste   (1954)
c. Do It Again! - 5:16(George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva) / arr: John Graas
Decca EPED 2159 — Jazz Studio 2, Pt. 3   (1954)
Brunswick (Eng.) EPOE 9033 — Jazz Studio Two, Volume Three   (1955)
Brunswick (Ger.) LP 10"86 035 — Jazz Studio Westküste   (1954)
All titles on: Decca LP 12"DL 8079 — Jazz Studio 2   (1954)
Brunswick (Eng.) LP 12"LAT 8046 — Jazz Studio 2   (1955)
Jasmine (Eng.) LP 12"JASM 1029 — Jazz Studio 2   
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10145 — Jazz Studio 1/2   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCC 9098 — Jazz Studio 2   (2004)
Plenty Jazz Records Digital Download — The Jazz Studio Complete Sessions   (2014)

Soloists:
Track a - Roberts (rubato), Geller, Fagerquist, Geller, Paich (rubato), Bernhart, Graas, Giuffre (ts), Geller, Roberts, Paich, Roberts (rubato)
Track b - Graas, Geller, Roberts, Bunker (call and response with ensemble), Counce, Giuffre (cl), Bernhart, Paich
Track c - Bunker (intro and breaks throughout), Roberts, Graas, Paich, Giuffre (ts), Fagerquist, Bernhart, Geller, Counce (walking)


Date: August 2, 1954
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Capitol
Kenton Presents: Bill Holman (octet)

Bill Holman (ldr), Nick Travis (t), Stu Williamson (t, vtb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman (ts), Bob Gordon (bar), Max Bennett (b), Stan Levey (d)

a. 12855-5 East of the Sun - 3:00(Brooks Bowman) / arr: Bill Holman
b. 12856-5 Play On - 2:49(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
c. 12891-8 Jughaid - 3:20(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Capitol EPEBF 6500 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H/L 6500 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Capitol (Eng.) LP 10"KPL 101 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 65 — Group Activity   (1981)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2219 — The Fabulous Bill Holman: His Octet and Orchestra   (2006)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10298_2 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Poll Winners (Sp.) CDPWR 27281 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (2011)
Phono (Sp.) CD870238 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2015)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Bill Holman   (2012)
d. 12892-5 Locomotion - 2:49(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Capitol EPEBF 6500 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Capitol LP 10"H/L 6500 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Capitol (Eng.) LP 10"KPL 101 — Kenton Presents: Bill Holman   (1954)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 65 — Group Activity   (1981)
Capitol (Fr.) LP 12"T 20396 — Ten Tasty Tenors   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2219 — The Fabulous Bill Holman: His Octet and Orchestra   (2006)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10298_2 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Poll Winners (Sp.) CDPWR 27281 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (2011)
Phono (Sp.) CD870238 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2015)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Bill Holman   (2012)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD4-185 — Kenton Presents Jazz: Bob Cooper, Bill Holman & Frank Rosolino   (1999)
Capitol Digital Download — Kenton Presents Jazz: Bob Cooper, Bill Holman & Frank Rosolino   (2011)

Soloists:
Track a - Holman
Track b - Holman, Travis or Williamson (t), Gordon
Track c - Bennett, Geller, Enevoldsen or Williamson (vtb), Holman
Track d - Holman, Williamson (vtb)


Date: August 6, 1954
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Herb Geller Plays (quartet)

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Lorraine Geller (p), Curtis Counce (b), Larance Marable (d)

a. 10873 Happy Go Lucky - 2:51(Jimmy McHugh, Frank Loesser)
EmArcy EP1-6078 — Herb Geller Plays   (1954)
b. 10874 You Stepped out of a Dream - 3:19(Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn)
EmArcy EP1-6079 — Obviously Geller!   (1954)
c. 10875 Kahagon - 2:43(Herb Geller)
EmArcy EP1-6079 — Obviously Geller!   (1954)
d. 10876 Breaking Through the Sound Barrier - 3:21(Herb Geller)
EmArcy EP1-6079 — Obviously Geller!   (1954)
Mercury (Fr.) LP 10"MLP 7099 — Haute Fidélité Jazz   (1956)
All titles on: EmArcy LP 10"MG 26045 — Herb Geller Plays   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36045 — Herb Geller Plays   (1955)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1025 — Herb Geller Plays   (1964)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ-30 — Herb Geller Plays   (1979)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"DMJ 5008 — Herb Geller Plays   
EmArcy CD512 252 — Herb Geller Plays   (1997)
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDPHCE 3069 — Herb Geller Plays   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9068 — Herb Geller Plays   (2002)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1221 — Herb Geller: Four Classic Albums   (2016)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)

Date: August 9, 1954
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Herb Geller Plays (quartet)

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Lorraine Geller (p), Curtis Counce (b), Larance Marable (d)

a. 10881 A Room with a View - 4:04(Noel Coward)
EmArcy EP1-6079 — Obviously Geller!   (1954)
b. 10882 Sleigh Ride - 2:52(Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)
EmArcy 7816016   (1954)
EmArcy 4516016X45   (1954)
EmArcy EP1-6078 — Herb Geller Plays   (1954)
c. 10883 Silver Rain - 2:49(Herb Geller)
EmArcy 7816016   (1954)
EmArcy 4516016X45   (1954)
EmArcy EP1-6078 — Herb Geller Plays   (1954)
Verve CD840 951-2 — Jazz 'Round Midnight: Saxophone   (1991)
d. 10884 Alone Together - 6:44(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
EmArcy EP1-6078 — Herb Geller Plays   (1954)
All titles on: EmArcy LP 10"MG 26045 — Herb Geller Plays   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36045 — Herb Geller Plays   (1955)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1025 — Herb Geller Plays   (1964)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ-30 — Herb Geller Plays   (1979)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"DMJ 5008 — Herb Geller Plays   
EmArcy CD512 252 — Herb Geller Plays   (1997)
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDPHCE 3069 — Herb Geller Plays   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9068 — Herb Geller Plays   (2002)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1221 — Herb Geller: Four Classic Albums   (2016)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)

Date: August 10, 1954
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Best Coast Jazz (septet)

Clifford Brown, Max Roach (ldr), Clifford Brown (t), Herb Geller, Joe Maini (as), Walter Benton (ts), Kenny Drew (p), Curtis Counce (b), Max Roach (d)

a. 10885reh Coronado - 5:41(Charles L. Coles)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9081 — Best Coast Jazz   (2002)
Smith & Co. (Eng.) CDSCCD 2411 — When Be-Bop Was King: Clifford Brown   (2010)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9966 — Best Coast Jazz   (2013)
b. 10885-6alt Coronado - 17:56(Charles L. Coles)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-2 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (1983)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"25PJ-58/61 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"824 116-1 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD824 116-2 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
EmArcy CD814 638-2 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (1989)
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDPHCE 3061 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (1996)
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDPHCE 4171 — Jams 2   (1997)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9080 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (2002)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9965 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (2013)
c. 10885-10 Coronado - 19:43(Charles L. Coles)
EmArcy EP1-6141 — Best Coast Jazz   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36039 — Best Coast Jazz   (1955)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36071 — The Jazz Giants: Drum Role   (1956)
EmArcy (Du.) LP 12"6336 704 — Best Coast Jazz   
Trip LP 12"TLP 5537 — Best Coast Jazz   
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1032 — Best Coast Jazz   
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"BT 1329 — Best Coast Jazz   
EmArcy CD814 647-2 — Best Coast Jazz   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9081 — Best Coast Jazz   (2002)
Hip-O CDB0012918-02 — Clifford Brown: The EmArcy Master Takes   (2010)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9966 — Best Coast Jazz   (2013)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 868 — Best Coast Jazz   (2015)
d. 10886-1 You Go to My Head - 17:13(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
EmArcy EP1-6141 — Best Coast Jazz   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36039 — Best Coast Jazz   (1955)
EmArcy (Du.) LP 12"6336 704 — Best Coast Jazz   
Trip LP 12"TLP 5537 — Best Coast Jazz   
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1032 — Best Coast Jazz   
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"BT 1329 — Best Coast Jazz   
EmArcy CD814 647-2 — Best Coast Jazz   (1990)
Verve CD314 528 109-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 44: Clifford Brown and Max Roach   (1995)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9081 — Best Coast Jazz   (2002)
Hip-O CDB0012918-02 — Clifford Brown: The EmArcy Master Takes   (2010)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9966 — Best Coast Jazz   (2013)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 868 — Best Coast Jazz   (2015)
e. 10887 Caravan - 15:10(Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36102 — Clifford Brown All Stars   (1956)
Hip-O CDB0012918-02 — Clifford Brown: The EmArcy Master Takes   (2010)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9964 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Caravan   (2013)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 868 — Best Coast Jazz   (2015)
f. 10887inc Caravan - 3:06(Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
Realm (Eng.) LP 12"RM 160 — Fantasy: Clifford Brown, Kenny Dorham, Booker Little, Tommy Turrentine   (1963)
Smith & Co. (Eng.) CDSCCD 2411 — When Be-Bop Was King: Clifford Brown   (2010)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9964 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Caravan   (2013)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 868 — Best Coast Jazz   (2015)
g. 10888 Autumn in New York - 21:35(Vernon Duke)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36102 — Clifford Brown All Stars   (1956)
Hip-O CDB0012918-02 — Clifford Brown: The EmArcy Master Takes   (2010)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9964 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Caravan   (2013)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 868 — Best Coast Jazz   (2015)
All titles on: EmArcy CD838 306-2 — Brownie: The Complete EmArcy Recordings of Clifford Brown   (1989)

Herb Geller (as) on a-e, g; Joe Maini (as) on a-e, g; Walter Benton (ts) on a-e, g.

Although most sources give August 11, 1954 as the recording date of this session, the AFM contract master log gives the date as August 10 with Max Roach and Clifford Brown as leaders. Track f is called "The Boss Man" on some issues.

Herb Geller solos on all tracks except f on which only Brown is heard. The order of horn soloists on the other complete tracks is:
Track b - Geller, Brown, Maini, Benton
Track c - Geller, Brown, Maini, Benton
Track d - Geller, Benton, Maini, Brown
Track e - Geller, Benton, Maini, Brown
Track g - Brown, Maini, Benton, Geller

It should be noted that both Dan Morgenstern's notes to Emarcy 838 306-2 (1989) and Nick Catalano's Clifford Brown biography (2000) indicate that Maini is the first alto saxophone soloist on all tracks. I respectfully disagree.

The version of track c on some issues is edited.


Date: August 14, 1954
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Dinah Jams (with all star octets)

Clifford Brown, Herb Geller, Max Roach, Dinah Washington (ldr), Clifford Brown, Maynard Ferguson, Clark Terry (t), Herb Geller (as), Harold Land (ts), Junior Mance, Richie Powell (p), Keter Betts, George Morrow (b), Max Roach (d), Dinah Washington (v)

a. 10900-1 What Is This Thing Called Love? - 14:45(Cole Porter)
EmArcy EP1-6086 — Jam Session   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36002 — Jam Session   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ 2017 — Jam Session   (1971)
EmArcy LP 12"814 190-1 — Standard Time   (1984)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53098 — Immortal Concerts: Los Angeles, August 14, 1954   (1991)
Verve CD314 516 986-2 — Cole Porter In Concert: Just One of Those Things   (1994)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 950 — Clifford Brown: Four Classic Albums   (2010)
b. 10901 I've Got You Under My Skin - 5:12(Cole Porter)
EmArcy EP1-6080 — Dinah Jams   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36000 — Dinah Jams   (1955)
Limelight LP 12"LM2 8201/LS2 8601 — The Immortal Clifford Brown   (1965)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5500 — Dinah Jams   (1973)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"834 675-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) LP 12"3036 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 11: 1954   (1989)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1013 — Dinah Jams   
Mercury (Jpn.) CD834 675-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) CD83036 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 11: 1954   (1989)
Mercury CD830 700-2 — Compact Jazz: Dinah Washington   (1990)
EmArcy CD814 639-2 — Dinah Jams   (1990)
EmArcy CD842 933-2 — Compact Jazz: Clifford Brown   (1991)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53098 — Immortal Concerts: Los Angeles, August 14, 1954   (1991)
Verve CD314 519 828-2 — The Complete Cole Porter Songbook   (1992)
Verve CD314 512 905-2 — The Essential Dinah Washington: The Great Songs   (1992)
Verve CD314 514 841-2 — First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story (The Original Recordings)   (1993)
Verve CD314 522 055-2 — Jazz Masters 40: Dinah Washington   (1994)
Jazz World CD102.312 — The Jazz Sides of Miss D.   (1995)
Verve (Can.) CD76974 2038 2 — The Mercury Songbook   (1995)
Jazz Hour (Du.) CDJHR 73583 — Dinah and Clifford   (1996)
Jazz World CD221 — I've Got You Under My Skin   (1996)
Verve CD314 539 776-2 — The Ultimate Clifford Brown   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9031 — Dinah Jams: Complete Sessions   (2001)
Verve CD314 589 845-2 — The Definitive Clifford Brown   (2002)
Verve CD440 065 215-2 — The Diva Series: Dinah Washington   (2003)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Universal/Saga (Fr.) CD9839756 — Queen Dinah   (2006)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 286 — Dinah Washington: Eight Classic Albums   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz 14: Dinah Washington    (2007)
Roslin Records Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Her Greatest Hits   (2010)
JEI Records Digital Download — Good Life   (2012)
Société Métropolitaine du Disque Digital Download — Ma Dernièr Nuit Jazz Par Gilles Archambault, Volume 2   (2012)
JUMP Digital Download — Unless It's You   (2013)
c. 10902 No More - 3:10(Toots Camarata, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
EmArcy EP1-6081 — Guest Session Featuring Dinah Washington   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36000 — Dinah Jams   (1955)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5500 — Dinah Jams   (1973)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"834 675-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1013 — Dinah Jams   
Verve CD832 573-2 — Compact Jazz: Dinah Washington Sings the Blues   (1988)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD834 675-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
EmArcy CD814 639-2 — Dinah Jams   (1990)
Verve CD314 512 905-2 — The Essential Dinah Washington: The Great Songs   (1992)
Verve CD314 514 356-2 — Jazz 'Round Midnight: Clifford Brown   (1993)
Jazz World CD102.312 — The Jazz Sides of Miss D.   (1995)
Jazz Hour (Du.) CDJHR 73583 — Dinah and Clifford   (1996)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53146 — Dinah Washington 1954   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9031 — Dinah Jams: Complete Sessions   (2001)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Universal/Saga (Fr.) CD9839756 — Queen Dinah   (2006)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 286 — Dinah Washington: Eight Classic Albums   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz 14: Dinah Washington    (2007)
BrunetBommert Digital Download — 30 Succès Inoubliables: Dinah Washington   (2012)
Acewonder Ltd. Digital Download — The Best of Dinah Washington, Vol. 1   (2012)
Acewonder Ltd. Digital Download — The Unforgettable Voices: 30 Best of Dinah Washington   (2012)
Acewonder Ltd. Digital Download — The Very Best of Dinah Washington, Vol. 1: Trouble In Mind   (2012)
JUMP Digital Download — Unless It's You   (2013)
d. 10903-2 Move - 14:20(Denzil Best)
EmArcy EP1-6087 — Move   (1954)
Mercury (Fr.) LP 10"MLP 7099 — Haute Fidélité Jazz   (1956)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36002 — Jam Session   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ 2017 — Jam Session   (1971)
EmArcy LP 12"814 190-1 — Standard Time   (1984)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53098 — Immortal Concerts: Los Angeles, August 14, 1954   (1991)
Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD5741331/40 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1954   (2005)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 950 — Clifford Brown: Four Classic Albums   (2010)
e. 10904-3 Darn That Dream - 5:16(Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie De Lange)
EmArcy EP1-6088 — Guest In the House   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36002 — Jam Session   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ 2017 — Jam Session   (1971)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"834 675-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) LP 12"3036 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 11: 1954   (1989)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD834 675-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) CD83036 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 11: 1954   (1989)
EmArcy CD814 639-2 — Dinah Jams   (1990)
Verve CD314 514 363-2 — Jazz 'Round Midnight: Dinah Washington   (1993)
Verve CD314 518 200-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 19: Dinah Washington   (1994)
Jazz World CD102.312 — The Jazz Sides of Miss D.   (1995)
Jazz Hour (Du.) CDJHR 73583 — Dinah and Clifford   (1996)
Charly (Eng.) CDCPCD 8304-2 — Ballads and Love Songs   (1998)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53146 — Dinah Washington 1954   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9031 — Dinah Jams: Complete Sessions   (2001)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 950 — Clifford Brown: Four Classic Albums   (2010)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz 14: Dinah Washington    (2007)
Roslin Records Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Her Greatest Hits   (2010)
JUMP Digital Download — Unless It's You   (2013)
f. 10905-2 You Go to My Head - 11:00(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
EmArcy EP1-6082 — Jammin' With Dinah   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36000 — Dinah Jams   (1955)
Fontana (Du.) LP 12"883 275 JCY — Dinah!   (1966)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5500 — Dinah Jams   (1973)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"834 675-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) LP 12"3040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
Fontana (Eng.) LP 12"683 275 JCL (FJL 125) — Dinah!   
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1013 — Dinah Jams   
Mercury (Jpn.) CD834 675-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) CD83040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
EmArcy CD814 639-2 — Dinah Jams   (1990)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53098 — Immortal Concerts: Los Angeles, August 14, 1954   (1991)
Verve CD314 522 055-2 — Jazz Masters 40: Dinah Washington   (1994)
Jazz World CD102.312 — The Jazz Sides of Miss D.   (1995)
Jazz Hour (Du.) CDJHR 73583 — Dinah and Clifford   (1996)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9031 — Dinah Jams: Complete Sessions   (2001)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 286 — Dinah Washington: Eight Classic Albums   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz 14: Dinah Washington    (2007)
Roslin Records Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Her Greatest Hits   (2010)
g. 10906-1 My Funny Valentine - 2:39(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
EmArcy EP1-6088 — Guest In the House   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36002 — Jam Session   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ 2017 — Jam Session   (1971)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 950 — Clifford Brown: Four Classic Albums   (2010)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
h. 10906-1 Don't Worry 'Bout Me - 2:11(Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler)
EmArcy EP1-6088 — Guest In the House   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36002 — Jam Session   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ 2017 — Jam Session   (1971)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 950 — Clifford Brown: Four Classic Albums   (2010)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
i. 10906-1 Bess, You Is My Woman Now - 3:03(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
EmArcy EP1-6088 — Guest In the House   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36002 — Jam Session   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ 2017 — Jam Session   (1971)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 950 — Clifford Brown: Four Classic Albums   (2010)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
j. 10906-1 It Might as Well Be Spring - 3:26(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
EmArcy EP1-6088 — Guest In the House   (1954)
Mercury (Fr.) LP 10"MLP 7099 — Haute Fidélité Jazz   (1956)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36002 — Jam Session   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ 2017 — Jam Session   (1971)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53098 — Immortal Concerts: Los Angeles, August 14, 1954   (1991)
Verve CD314 528 109-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 44: Clifford Brown and Max Roach   (1995)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 950 — Clifford Brown: Four Classic Albums   (2010)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
k. 10907-5 Lover Come Back to Me - 9:44(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
EmArcy EP1-6080 — Dinah Jams   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36000 — Dinah Jams   (1955)
Limelight LP 12"LM2 8201/LS2 8601 — The Immortal Clifford Brown   (1965)
Fontana (Du.) LP 12"883 275 JCY — Dinah!   (1966)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5500 — Dinah Jams   (1973)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"834 675-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) LP 12"3040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
Fontana (Eng.) LP 12"683 275 JCL (FJL 125) — Dinah!   
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1013 — Dinah Jams   
Mercury (Jpn.) CD834 675-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) CD83040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
EmArcy CD814 639-2 — Dinah Jams   (1990)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53098 — Immortal Concerts: Los Angeles, August 14, 1954   (1991)
Verve CD314 514 841-2 — First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story (The Original Recordings)   (1993)
Jazz World CD102.312 — The Jazz Sides of Miss D.   (1995)
Jazz Hour (Du.) CDJHR 73583 — Dinah and Clifford   (1996)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9031 — Dinah Jams: Complete Sessions   (2001)
Cleopatra Master Classics CD8041 — Dinah Washington: Anthology 1943-1959 - The Deluxe Edition   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Universal/Saga (Fr.) CD9839756 — Queen Dinah   (2006)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 286 — Dinah Washington: Eight Classic Albums   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz 14: Dinah Washington    (2007)
Roslin Records Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Her Greatest Hits   (2010)
Dance Plant Records (Can.) Digital Download — Rich Man's Blues   (2012)
l. 10908-2 Alone Together - 2:24(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
EmArcy EP1-6081 — Guest Session Featuring Dinah Washington   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36000 — Dinah Jams   (1955)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5500 — Dinah Jams   (1973)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1013 — Dinah Jams   
EmArcy CD814 639-2 — Dinah Jams   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9031 — Dinah Jams: Complete Sessions   (2001)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 286 — Dinah Washington: Eight Classic Albums   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
Roslin Records Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Her Greatest Hits   (2010)
m. 10908-2 Summertime - 2:26(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
EmArcy EP1-6081 — Guest Session Featuring Dinah Washington   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36000 — Dinah Jams   (1955)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5500 — Dinah Jams   (1973)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1013 — Dinah Jams   
EmArcy CD814 639-2 — Dinah Jams   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9031 — Dinah Jams: Complete Sessions   (2001)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 286 — Dinah Washington: Eight Classic Albums   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
Roslin Records Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Her Greatest Hits   (2010)
IGWT Music Digital Download — Divas Sing the Blues   (2010)
n. 10908-2 Come Rain or Come Shine - 2:20(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
EmArcy EP1-6081 — Guest Session Featuring Dinah Washington   (1954)
Mercury (Fr.) LP 10"MLP 7099 — Haute Fidélité Jazz   (1956)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36000 — Dinah Jams   (1955)
Fontana (Du.) LP 12"883 275 JCY — Dinah!   (1966)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5500 — Dinah Jams   (1973)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"834 675-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) LP 12"3040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
Fontana (Eng.) LP 12"683 275 JCL (FJL 125) — Dinah!   
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1013 — Dinah Jams   
Mercury (Jpn.) CD834 675-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) CD83040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
EmArcy CD814 639-2 — Dinah Jams   (1990)
Jazz World CD102.312 — The Jazz Sides of Miss D.   (1995)
Jazz World (Dan.) CD2528 — Those Fabulous Ladies of Jazz   (1995)
Jazz Hour (Du.) CDJHR 73583 — Dinah and Clifford   (1996)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53146 — Dinah Washington 1954   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9031 — Dinah Jams: Complete Sessions   (2001)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Universal/Saga (Fr.) CD9839756 — Queen Dinah   (2006)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 286 — Dinah Washington: Eight Classic Albums   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz 14: Dinah Washington    (2007)
Vintage Records Digital Download — Mad About the Boy, Volume 3   (2008)
Roslin Records Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Her Greatest Hits   (2010)
JUMP Digital Download — Unless It's You   (2013)
o. 10909-2 Crazy He Calls Me (Crazy She Calls Me) - 4:45(Carl Sigman, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
EmArcy EP1-6082 — Jammin' With Dinah   (1954)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-2 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (1983)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"834 675-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) LP 12"3040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD834 675-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
EmArcy CD814 638-2 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (1989)
Official (Dan.) CD83040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
EmArcy CD814 639-2 — Dinah Jams   (1990)
Verve CD314 514 841-2 — First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story (The Original Recordings)   (1993)
Verve CD314 522 055-2 — Jazz Masters 40: Dinah Washington   (1994)
Jazz World CD102.312 — The Jazz Sides of Miss D.   (1995)
Verve (Can.) CD76974 2038 2 — The Mercury Songbook   (1995)
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDPHCE 3061 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (1996)
Jazz Hour (Du.) CDJHR 73583 — Dinah and Clifford   (1996)
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDPHCE 4171 — Jams 2   (1997)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53146 — Dinah Washington 1954   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9031 — Dinah Jams: Complete Sessions   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9080 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (2002)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9965 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (2013)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz 14: Dinah Washington    (2007)
Roslin Records Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Her Greatest Hits   (2010)
Jasmine (Eng.) Digital Download — Classic Love Songs From Yesteryear   (2013)
JUMP Digital Download — Unless It's You   (2013)
p. 10910-2 There Is No Greater Love - 2:10(Isham Jones, Marty Symes)
EmArcy EP1-6080 — Dinah Jams   (1954)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36000 — Dinah Jams   (1955)
Fontana (Du.) LP 12"883 275 JCY — Dinah!   (1966)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5500 — Dinah Jams   (1973)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"834 675-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) LP 12"3040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
Fontana (Eng.) LP 12"683 275 JCL (FJL 125) — Dinah!   
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1013 — Dinah Jams   
Mercury (Jpn.) CD834 675-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) CD83040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
EmArcy CD814 639-2 — Dinah Jams   (1990)
EmArcy CD679 124 069-2 — Blue Gardenia: Songs of Love   (1995)
Jazz World CD102.312 — The Jazz Sides of Miss D.   (1995)
Verve (Can.) CD76974 2038 2 — The Mercury Songbook   (1995)
Jazz World (Dan.) CD2528 — Those Fabulous Ladies of Jazz   (1995)
Jazz Hour (Du.) CDJHR 73583 — Dinah and Clifford   (1996)
Verve CD314 539 053-2 — Ultimate Dinah Washington   (1997)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53146 — Dinah Washington 1954   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9031 — Dinah Jams: Complete Sessions   (2001)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 286 — Dinah Washington: Eight Classic Albums   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
Charly (Eng.) Digital Download — This Bitter Earth   (2006)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz 14: Dinah Washington    (2007)
Vintage Records Digital Download — Mad About the Boy, Volume 3   (2008)
Roslin Records Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Her Greatest Hits   (2010)
JUMP Digital Download — Unless It's You   (2013)
q. 10911-3 I'll Remember April - 11:48(Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
EmArcy EP1-6082 — Jammin' With Dinah   (1954)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-2 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (1983)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"834 675-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
Official (Dan.) LP 12"3040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD834 675-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 3 (1952-1954)   (1988)
EmArcy CD814 638-2 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (1989)
Official (Dan.) CD83040 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 12: 1954   (1989)
EmArcy CD814 639-2 — Dinah Jams   (1990)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53098 — Immortal Concerts: Los Angeles, August 14, 1954   (1991)
Verve CD314 522 055-2 — Jazz Masters 40: Dinah Washington   (1994)
Jazz World CD102.312 — The Jazz Sides of Miss D.   (1995)
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDPHCE 3061 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (1996)
Jazz Hour (Du.) CDJHR 73583 — Dinah and Clifford   (1996)
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDPHCE 4171 — Jams 2   (1997)
Verve CD314 543 596-2 — Dinah Washington's Finest Hour   (2000)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9031 — Dinah Jams: Complete Sessions   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 4041 — Dinah Washington's Finest Hour   (2001)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9080 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (2002)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10165 — Dinah Washington: Complete Recordings with Clifford Brown   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10325_2 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131513 — Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown: Complete Recordings   (2011)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131547 — Clifford Brown & the Ladies of Jazz   (2012)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9965 — Clifford Brown All Stars: Jams 2   (2013)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz 14: Dinah Washington    (2007)
Roslin Records Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Her Greatest Hits   (2010)
All titles on: EmArcy CD838 306-2 — Brownie: The Complete EmArcy Recordings of Clifford Brown   (1989)
Comet Records CDUV 121/2 — All Stars Jam Session   (2004)
Verve CDB0016096-02 — Clifford Brown: The EmArcy Master Takes, Volume 2 - The Singers Sessions   (2012)

g, h, i, j;   l, m, n performed as medleys.

Dinah Washington (v) on b-c, e-f, k, n-q.

The AFM master log of contracts lists Herb Geller, Max Roach and Clifford Brown as leaders on this session even though most issues treat Dinah Washington as leader. Tracks g-j and l-m are ballad medleys. Piano and bass assignments by track are not known with certainty.

Horn soloist order and features:
Track a - Geller (1st chorus bridge), Terry, Land, Brown, Geller, Ferguson (pianist is probably Powell)
Track b - Terry, Ferguson, Brown
Track c - Brown obbligato
Track d - Terry, Land, Brown, Geller, Ferguson (pianist is probably Powell)
Track e - Land
Track f - Geller, Terry, Land, Brown (pianist is probably Mance)
Track g - Mance, b and d only
Track h - Terry (Mance on piano)
Track i - Geller (Mance on piano)
Track j - Brown
Track k - Terry, Land, Brown, Geller, Ferguson (pianist is probably Powell)
Track l - Land (Mance on piano)
Track m - Ferguson (Mance on piano)
Track n - Washington, no horns (Mance on piano)
Track o - Geller (Mance on piano)
Track p - Washington, no horns (Mance on piano)
Track q - Brown, Land, Ferguson, Geller (pianist is probably Mance)


Date: December 31, 1954
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Blue Note
Best From the West - Blindfold Test (sextet)

Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb, ts), Herb Geller (as), Lorraine Geller (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Larry Bunker (d)

a. tk. 1 Arcadia - 4:29(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Blue Note LP 10"BLP 5060 — Best from the West: Modern Sounds from California, Volume 2 (A Musical Blindfold Test)   (1955)
b. tk. 2 Santa Anita - 4:31(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Blue Note LP 10"BLP 5059 — Best from the West: Modern Sounds from California, Volume 1 (A Musical Blindfold Test)   (1955)
c. tk. 5 Hooray for Hollywood - 3:33(Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Blue Note LP 10"BLP 5059 — Best from the West: Modern Sounds from California, Volume 1 (A Musical Blindfold Test)   (1955)
Blue Note (Eu.) CD7243 5 23444 2 — Blunited States   (2000)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — 101 Must Have Jazz Standards   (2012)
d. tk. 7 Blindfold Test No. 3 - 4:30(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Blue Note LP 10"BLP 5060 — Best from the West: Modern Sounds from California, Volume 2 (A Musical Blindfold Test)   (1955)
All titles on: Blue Note (Sp.) LP 12"BLP 5059/5060 (054 2600191) — Best from the West: Modern Sounds from California   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2202 — Modern Sounds From California: Historic Recordings 1954-1957   (2005)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10166 — Modern Sounds from the West   (2005)
Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Moods: Conte Candoli   (2009)
Plenty Jazz Records Digital Download — The Complete "Best from the West"   (2014)

Bob Enevoldsen (ts) on d.

This session, and two others with different personnel, were produced by Leonard Feather under the title "Best from the West." On the original LPs, the personnel were not listed and the listener was supposed to identify the players as if participating in a "blindfold test." The recording date comes from the Ruppli/Cuscuna Blue Note Discography (2001 print edition). Some sources say only that all three of the Feather-produced sessions were recorded in the winter of 1954-1955.

Soloists:
Track a - L. Geller (intro), Edison, H. Geller, Enevoldsen (vtb), L. Geller
Track b - H. Geller, Edison, Enevoldsen (vtb), L. Geller
Track c - L. Geller, H. Geller, Enevoldsen (vtb), Bunker
Track d - Enevoldsen (ts), Edison, H. Geller, L. Geller, Mondragon (walking), Edison/Geller/Enevoldsen (vtb) (4-bar exchanges)


Date: March 17-18, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Decca
The Melrose Avenue Conservatory Chamber Music Society (octet)

Stu Williamson (t), Herb Geller (as), Buddy Collette, Jack Montrose (ts), Bob Gordon (bar), Marty Paich (p), Curtis Counce (b), Chico Hamilton (d)

a. L8240 I'm Forever Counting Geigers - 2:46(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
Decca EPED 2245 — Blow Cool   (1955)
Franklin Mint LP 12"Vols. 61-64 — The Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Cool Jazz, Third Stream   (1985)
Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD5741421/30 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1955   (2006)
b. L8241 Id - 6:34(John Graas) / arr: John Graas
Decca EPED 2245 — Blow Cool   (1955)
c. L8242 Skip to My Lou - 2:51(Traditional) / arr: Marty Paich
Decca EPED 2245 — Blow Cool   (1955)
d. L8243 Speak Easy - 5:41(Jack Montrose) / arr: Jack Montrose
All titles on: Decca LP 12"DL 8130 — Blow Hot, Blow Cool   (1955)
Brunswick (Eng.) LP 12"LAT 8110 — Blow Hot, Blow Cool   (1955)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"PCO 7300 — Jazz Lab, Vol. 9: Blow Hot, Blow Cool   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2202 — Modern Sounds From California: Historic Recordings 1954-1957   (2005)

The ensemble was called "The Melrose Avenue Conservatory Chamber Music Society." Tracks a and b were recorded on March 17, 1955 and c and d on March 18, 1955. Herb Geller was listed as "Bert Herbert" on the original issues. Track c is called "Skip To My Loot."

Horn soloist order:
Track a - Geller, Gordon, Montrose, Williamson
Track b - Geller, Gordon, Williamson, Montrose, Collette
Track c - Geller, Montrose, Williamson, Gordon
Track d - Montrose, Gordon, Geller, Collette, Williamson


Date: April 20, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
The Gellers (quartet)

Herb Geller, Lorraine Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Lorraine Geller (p), Red Mitchell (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. 11501 If I Were a Bell - 3:05(Frank Loesser)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36024 — The Gellers   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-54 — The Gellers   
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDEJD 3074 — The Gellers   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9102 — The Gellers   (2002)
Membran (Ger.) CD222984 — The Gellers   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9740 — The Gellers   (2013)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)
b. 11502 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - 4:56(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36024 — The Gellers   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-54 — The Gellers   
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDEJD 3074 — The Gellers   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9102 — The Gellers   (2002)
Membran (Ger.) CD222984 — The Gellers   (2005)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CD85001/6 — Best Jazz: 100 Premium Standards   (2013)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9740 — The Gellers   (2013)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)
c. 11503 The Answer Man - 3:49(Herb Geller)
EmArcy EP1-6162 — The Gellers   (1955)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36024 — The Gellers   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-54 — The Gellers   
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDEJD 3074 — The Gellers   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9102 — The Gellers   (2002)
Membran (Ger.) CD222984 — The Gellers   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9740 — The Gellers   (2013)
Splendid Music Digital Download — Thrill Jazz: Saxophone Greats   (2014)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)
d. 11504-21 Cherokee - 3:59(Ray Noble)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"25PJ-58/61 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"824 116-1 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD824 116-2 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
All titles on: Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)

Track d is really an alternate of the originally issued "Arapahoe" recorded on April 26, 1955.


Date: April 20, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
The Gellers (quartet)

Herb Geller, Lorraine Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Lorraine Geller (p), Red Mitchell (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. 11516alt Come Rain or Come Shine(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
unissued
b. 11517 The Heather on the Hill - 2:53(Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36024 — The Gellers   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-54 — The Gellers   
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDEJD 3074 — The Gellers   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9102 — The Gellers   (2002)
Membran (Ger.) CD222984 — The Gellers   (2005)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9740 — The Gellers   (2013)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)
c. 11518alt Blues in the Night - 5:12(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"25PJ-58/61 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"824 116-1 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD824 116-2 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
d. 11519 Suppertime - 5:14(Irving Berlin)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36024 — The Gellers   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-54 — The Gellers   
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDEJD 3074 — The Gellers   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9102 — The Gellers   (2002)
Membran (Ger.) CD222984 — The Gellers   (2005)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9740 — The Gellers   (2013)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)

Date: April 21, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
The Gellers (quartet)

Herb Geller, Lorraine Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Lorraine Geller (p), Red Mitchell (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. 11537 I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling - 3:18(Fats Waller, Billy Rose, Harry Link)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)
b. 11538 Patterns - 2:51(Herb Geller)
EmArcy EP1-6162 — The Gellers   (1955)
c. 11539 Two of a Kind - 5:19(Herb Geller)
EmArcy EP1-6162 — The Gellers   (1955)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)
d. 11540 Love - 3:09(Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
All titles on: EmArcy LP 12"MG 36024 — The Gellers   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-54 — The Gellers   
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDEJD 3074 — The Gellers   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9102 — The Gellers   (2002)
Membran (Ger.) CD222984 — The Gellers   (2005)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9740 — The Gellers   (2013)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)

Herb Geller (as) on a-c; Red Mitchell (b) on a-c; Mel Lewis (d) on a-c.

Track d is a piano solo.


Date: April 25, 1955
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Maynard Ferguson Octet

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Maynard Ferguson (t, vtb), Milt Bernhart (tb), Herb Geller (as), Georgie Auld (ts), Bob Gordon (bar), Ian Bernard (p), Red Callender (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 11531 Inter-Space - 3:32(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36021 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (1955)
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDEJD 1016 — Compact Jazz: Maynard Ferguson   (1989)
Verve CDB0011199-02 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (2008)
b. 11532 Finger Snappin' - 3:47(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Mercury 4570686   (1955)
EmArcy EP1-6149 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (1955)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36021 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (1955)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36087 — Today Is Bargain Day: A Collection of All Star High Fidelity Recordings   (1956)
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Verve CDB0011199-02 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (2008)
Goldenlane Records Digital Download — Black Board Jungle   (2011)
U-5 Digital Download — The Most Influential Jazz Trumpet Players   (2013)
c. 11533 Autumn Leaves - 3:15(Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Bill Holman
Mercury 4570686   (1955)
EmArcy EP1-6149 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (1955)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36021 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (1955)
Verve CDB0011199-02 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (2008)
d. 11534 My New Flame - 4:02(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36021 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (1955)
Verve CDB0011199-02 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (2008)
e. 11535 20 Rue de Madrid - 5:04(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36021 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (1955)
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDEJD 1016 — Compact Jazz: Maynard Ferguson   (1989)
Sony/BMG CD88697 05164-2 — The Essential Maynard Ferguson   (2007)
Verve CDB0011199-02 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (2008)
f. 11536 I Have but Two Horns - 3:39(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDEJD 1016 — Compact Jazz: Maynard Ferguson   (1989)
All titles on: Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)

Maynard Ferguson (vtb) on f.

The liner notes to the 2005 CD reissue Fresh Sound FSR 2009 indicate, without providing a source, that the bassist on tracks b-e is Max Bennett and the drummer is Sid Bulkin. That reissue also states that tracks a and f were recorded on April 27, 1955 but with Callender and Manne on bass and drums, respectively. The information shown here comes from the Ruppli/Novitsky Mercury labels discography and the Shelly Manne discography ("Sounds of the Different Drummer" by Jack Brand and Bill Korst, 1997).

Soloists:
Track a - Bernard, Ferguson (t), Auld, Callender
Track b - Ferguson (t), Gordon, Ferguson (t)
Track c - Ferguson (t)
Track d - Callender, Ferguson (t), Geller
Track e - Manne, Geller, Ferguson (t), Gordon, Bernhart, Auld
Track f - Ferguson (vtb), Auld, Ferguson (vtb), Auld, Ferguson (vtb), Auld


Date: April 26, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
The Gellers (quartet)

Herb Geller, Lorraine Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Lorraine Geller (p), Red Mitchell (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. 11541 Arapahoe - 4:03(Herb Geller)
EmArcy EP1-6162 — The Gellers   (1955)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36024 — The Gellers   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-54 — The Gellers   
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDEJD 3074 — The Gellers   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9102 — The Gellers   (2002)
Membran (Ger.) CD222984 — The Gellers   (2005)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9740 — The Gellers   (2013)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)
b. 11542alt Suppertime - 5:29(Irving Berlin)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"25PJ-58/61 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"824 116-1 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD824 116-2 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
c. 11543 Come Rain or Come Shine - 5:02(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36024 — The Gellers   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-54 — The Gellers   
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDEJD 3074 — The Gellers   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9102 — The Gellers   (2002)
Membran (Ger.) CD222984 — The Gellers   (2005)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9740 — The Gellers   (2013)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)
d. 11544 Blues in the Night - 5:17(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36024 — The Gellers   (1955)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-54 — The Gellers   
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDEJD 3074 — The Gellers   (1990)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9102 — The Gellers   (2002)
Membran (Ger.) CD222984 — The Gellers   (2005)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9740 — The Gellers   (2013)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)

Date: April 27, 1955
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Maynard Ferguson Octet

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Conte Candoli, Maynard Ferguson (t), Milt Bernhart (tb), Herb Geller (as), Georgie Auld (ts), Bob Gordon (bar), Ian Bernard (p), Red Callender (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 11549 Yeah - 6:51(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDEJD 1016 — Compact Jazz: Maynard Ferguson   (1989)
b. 11550 What Was Her Name? - 5:03(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy EP1-6149 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (1955)
c. 11551 Super-G - 7:27(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy EP1-6149 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (1955)
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
All titles on: EmArcy LP 12"MG 36021 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (1955)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
Verve CDB0011199-02 — Maynard Ferguson Octet   (2008)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)

The liner notes to the 2005 CD reissue Fresh Sound FSR 2009 indicate, without providing a source, that track b was recorded on April 25, 1955 and that the bassist and drummer are Max Bennett and Sid Bulkin, respectively. The information shown here comes from the Ruppli/Novitsky Mercury labels discography and the Brand/Korst Shelly Manne discography ("Sounds of the Different Drummer" by Jack Brand and Bill Korst, 1997).

Soloists:
Track a - Geller, Bernhart, Gordon, Ferguson, Auld
Track b - Geller, Bernhart, Ferguson, Bernard
Track c - Gordon, Bernhart, Geller, Ferguson, Auld, Bernard


Date: June 1, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Decca
Jazz Studio 4 (13-piece ensemble)

Jack Millman (ldr), Jack Millman (fh), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb, per), Herb Geller (as), Jimmy Giuffre (ts, cl), Bob Gordon (bar, bcl), Buddy Collette (f), Red Norvo (vib), Howard Roberts (g), Claude Williamson (p, per), Red Mitchell (b), Shelly Manne (d), Mike Pacheco (bo), Jack Costanzo (cng)

a. L8466 Groove Juice (Down Home, Swingin' on Down) - 2:37(Jack Millman) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
Decca EPED 2254 — Jazz Studio 4, Part 1   (1955)
Brunswick (Ger.) EPEPB 10066 — Jazz Studio der Arrangers I   (1956)
Progressive CDPCD 7098 — Shades of Things To Come   (2002)
Catbone Records Digital Download — California Jazz   (2012)
b. L8467 Pink Lady (Subtle Hype, Bubbles) - 2:47(Jack Millman) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Decca EPED 2254 — Jazz Studio 4, Part 1   (1955)
Brunswick (Ger.) EPEPB 10066 — Jazz Studio der Arrangers I   (1956)
Hindsight CD627 — Jazz Lite: The Monterey Collection   (2001)
Progressive CDPCD 7098 — Shades of Things To Come   (2002)
SRI Jazz Digital Download — Fabulous Fifties Cocktail Jazz Featuring Jack Millman   (2009)
Catbone Records Digital Download — California Jazz   (2012)
c. L8468 Bolero de Mendez (Baja, Bolero) - 2:59(Jack Millman) / arr: Pete Rugolo
Decca EPED 2255 — Jazz Studio 4, Part 2   (1955)
Brunswick (Ger.) EPEPB 10067 — Jazz Studio der Arrangers II   (1956)
Progressive CDPCD 7085 — Blowing Up a Storm   (2002)
SRI Jazz Digital Download — Blowing Up a Storm   (2006)
SRI Jazz Digital Download — Cocktails for Two: Lounge Classics from the 60s   (2009)
SRI Jazz Digital Download — Fabulous Fifties Cocktail Jazz Featuring Jack Millman   (2009)
Essential Media Group LLC Digital Download — The Essential Afro Latin, Caribe, Soul & Jazztette   (2011)
Catbone Records Digital Download — California Jazz   (2012)
d. L8469 Just a Pretty Tune (Two Suites for Love, Elegy for Dance) - 2:57(Jack Millman) / arr: Frank Erickson
Decca EPED 2255 — Jazz Studio 4, Part 2   (1955)
Progressive CDPCD 7085 — Blowing Up a Storm   (2002)
SRI Jazz Digital Download — Blowing Up a Storm   (2006)
SRI Jazz Digital Download — Fabulous Fifties Cocktail Jazz Featuring Jack Millman   (2009)
All titles on: Decca LP 12"DL 8156 — Jazz Studio 4   (1955)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"6.22067 — Jazz Lab, Vol. 11: Jack Millman - Jazz Studio Four   (1975)
Tootsie LP 12"AW 14307 — Jazz Reflections: Then and Now   (1979)
Groove Time Jazz CD2003 — The Golden Era of West Coast Jazz   (1995)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 502 — Jack Millman and His All-Stars   (2000)
SRI Jazz CD312512 — Jazz Reflections: Then and Now   (2001)
Essential Media Group LLC Digital Download — Big Bands of the Swingin' Years: Jack Millman and His All Stars   (2010)
Hindsight Digital Download — Cool West Coast Jazz: The Lighthouse Collection   (2013)
Plenty Jazz Records Digital Download — The Jazz Studio Complete Sessions   (2014)

Bob Enevoldsen (vtb) on a, d, (per) on c; Herb Geller (as) on a, c; Jimmy Giuffre (ts) on a, d, (cl) on c; Bob Gordon (bar) on a, c-d, (bcl) on b; Buddy Collette (f) on b-d; Red Norvo (vib) on b-d; Howard Roberts (g) on b-c; Claude Williamson (per) on c; Mike Pacheco (bo) on c; Jack Costanzo (cng) on c.

A vibraphone is audible in the ensemble sections of track c but not listed in any discographies. Herb Geller was listed as "Bert Herbert" and Red Norvo as "Ken Kenny" on the original issues.

Reissues of this session changed the song titles to those shown in parentheses.

Soloists:
Track a - Millman, Williamson, Manne
Track b - Millman, Norvo, Roberts, Mitchell, Collette/Gordon (bcl) (2- and 4-bar exchanges)
Track c - Collette, Geller
Track d - Norvo, Gordon (bar)


Date: August 19, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
The Herb Geller Sextette

Herb Geller (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Herb Geller (as), Melvin 'Ziggy' Vines (ts), Lorraine Geller (p), Red Mitchell (b), Eldridge 'Bruz' Freeman (d)

a. 12000 Outpost Incident - 4:19(Herb Geller)
b. 12001 Crazy He Calls Me (Crazy She Calls Me) - 5:20(Carl Sigman, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
c. 12002 Rockin' Chair - 4:52(Hoagy Carmichael)
Verve CD840 036-2 — Jazz Club: Alto Sax   (1990)
d. 12003 You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To - 3:02(Cole Porter)
EmArcy EPEP1-6142 — The Herb Geller Sextet   (1955)
All titles on: EmArcy LP 12"MG 36040 — The Herb Geller Sextette   (1955)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5539 — Condoli [sic]/Vines 1955   (1974)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1006 — The Herb Geller Sextette   (1976)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ-35 — The Herb Geller Sextette   (1980)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"SJ 19615 — The Herb Geller Sextette   
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9109 — The Herb Geller Sextette   (2002)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Membran (Ger.) CD222985 — The Herb Geller Sextette   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1221 — Herb Geller: Four Classic Albums   (2016)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)

The Lord and Bruyninckx discographies list the drummer as Larance Marable but the original LP indicates Freeman. Freeman is confirmed by Herb Geller himself (email).

Soloists:
Track a - Freeman (intro), H. Geller, Candoli, L. Geller, Vines, Mitchell
Track b - H. Geller, Candoli, H. Geller
Track c - H. Geller, L. Geller, Candoli, Vines, Mitchell
Track d - H. Geller, Mitchell


Date: August 22, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
The Herb Geller Sextette

Herb Geller (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Herb Geller (as), Melvin 'Ziggy' Vines (ts), Lorraine Geller (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Eldridge 'Bruz' Freeman (d)

a. 12004 Vone Mae - 5:24(Eldridge 'Bruz' Freeman)
Sonic Scenery (Du.) CDSON 708013 — Deelder Blijft Draaien   (2004)
b. 12005 Tardi at Zardi's - 4:27(Herb Geller)
EmArcy EPEP1-6142 — The Herb Geller Sextet   (1955)
c. 12006 Owl Eyes - 4:17(Herb Geller)
EmArcy EPEP1-6142 — The Herb Geller Sextet   (1955)
d. 12007 Gin for Fuguelhorns - 3:36(Herb Geller)
EmArcy EPEP1-6142 — The Herb Geller Sextet   (1955)
All titles on: EmArcy LP 12"MG 36040 — The Herb Geller Sextette   (1955)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5539 — Condoli [sic]/Vines 1955   (1974)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1006 — The Herb Geller Sextette   (1976)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ-35 — The Herb Geller Sextette   (1980)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"SJ 19615 — The Herb Geller Sextette   
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9109 — The Herb Geller Sextette   (2002)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Membran (Ger.) CD222985 — The Herb Geller Sextette   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1221 — Herb Geller: Four Classic Albums   (2016)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — All Right with Me   (2015)

The Lord and Bruyninckx discographies list the drummer as Larance Marable but the original LP indicates Freeman. Freeman is confirmed by Herb Geller himself (email).

Soloists:
Track a - Freeman (intro), H. Geller, Candoli, Vines, L. Geller, Vinnegar, Freeman
Track b - H. Geller, Candoli, Vines, Freeman
Track c - H. Geller, L. Geller, Candoli, Vines, Freeman (exchanges with horns)
Track d - Vines, Candoli, L. Geller, H. Geller


Date: August 24, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Herb Geller Plays (quartet)

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Lorraine Geller (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Eldridge 'Bruz' Freeman (d)

a. 12008 Days I Never Knew - 3:20(Lorraine Geller)
b. 12009 Domestic Harmony - 3:26(Lorraine Geller)
c. 12010 Love Is Like a Turtle - 2:57(Herb Geller)
d. 12011 Sweet Vinegar - 5:44(Herb Geller)
All titles on: EmArcy LP 12"MG 36045 — Herb Geller Plays   (1955)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1025 — Herb Geller Plays   (1964)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"15PJ-30 — Herb Geller Plays   (1979)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"DMJ 5008 — Herb Geller Plays   
EmArcy CD512 252 — Herb Geller Plays   (1997)
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDPHCE 3069 — Herb Geller Plays   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9068 — Herb Geller Plays   (2002)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 412_2 — The Gellers: Two of a Kind - Complete Recordings 1954-1955   (2006)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1221 — Herb Geller: Four Classic Albums   (2016)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Herb & Lorraine Geller   (2011)

Date: August 26, 1955
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Dimensions (Maynard Ferguson Nonet)

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Maynard Ferguson (t, vtb), Milt Bernhart (tb), Herb Geller (as), Nino Tempo (ts), Bob Gordon (bar), Lorraine Geller (p), Red Mitchell (b), Gary Frommer (d)

a. 12016 Breakfast Dance - 3:59(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
b. 12017 Slow Stroll - 2:39(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDEJD 1016 — Compact Jazz: Maynard Ferguson   (1989)
c. 12018 Wonder Why - 3:26(Nicholas Brodsky, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Bill Holman
ASV/Living Era (Eng.) CDCDAJA 5659 — Wow! The Formative Years   (2007)
d. 12019 Egad, Martha - 3:48(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDEJD 1016 — Compact Jazz: Maynard Ferguson   (1989)
Verve CD314 529 905-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 52: Maynard Ferguson   (1996)
All titles on: EmArcy LP 12"MG 36044 — Dimensions   (1956)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5507 — Dimensions   (1974)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"195J 10103 — Dimensions Plus Four   (1988)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)

Soloists:
Track a - Ferguson (t), H. Geller, Bernhart
Track b - L. Geller, H. Geller, Ferguson (t)
Track c - Ferguson (t)
Track d - H. Geller, Ferguson (t), Mitchell


Date: October 10, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Maynard Ferguson (t), Herb Geller (as), Others Unknown (var)

a. 12066 It's a Wonderful World(Jan Savitt, Harold Adamson, Johnny Watson)
unissued
b. 12067 Almost like Being in Love(Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner)
unissued
c. 12068 You Do Something to Me(Cole Porter)
unissued
d. 12069 Taking a Chance on Love - 2:18(Vernon Duke, John Latouche, Ted Fetter)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"824 116-1 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"25PJ-58/61 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD824 116-2 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)

Heard on the issued track is a big band and a male/female vocal group. Only Geller is identified and solos on track d.


Date: November 7, 1955
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson (12-piece band)

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Linn (t), Milt Bernhart, Bob Burgess (tb), Herb Geller (as), Georgie Auld, Bill Holman (ts), Bud Shank (bar), Lorraine Geller (p), Ray Brown (b), Gary Frommer (d)

a. 12370-6 The Roamin' Showman - 3:31(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36076 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1956)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5558 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1975)
Verve (Eu.) LP 12"840 030-1 — Jazz Club: Big Band   (1989)
Verve (Eu.) CD840 030-2 — Jazz Club: Big Band   (1989)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD5741421/30 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1955   (2006)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)
b. 12370-9alt The Roamin' Showman - 3:31(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"25PJ-58/61 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"824 116-1 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD824 116-2 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   (1984)
c. 12370-11alt The Roamin' Showman(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"SNP 131 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album II   (1985)
d. 12371 Open Sesame - 3:09(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36076 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1956)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5558 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1975)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)
e. 12372 C'est La Blues - 3:56(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36076 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1956)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5558 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1975)
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDEJD 1016 — Compact Jazz: Maynard Ferguson   (1989)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
ASV/Living Era (Eng.) CDCDAJA 5659 — Wow! The Formative Years   (2007)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)
f. 12373 Wildman - 3:13(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy (Eng.) EPERE 1580 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1958)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36076 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1956)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5558 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1975)
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDEJD 1016 — Compact Jazz: Maynard Ferguson   (1989)
Verve CD314 529 905-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 52: Maynard Ferguson   (1996)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)
Goldenlane Records Digital Download — Black Board Jungle   (2011)

The information on the alternate takes of "The Roamin' Showman" comes from the Ruppli/Nowitsky Mercury records discography. The alternate take issued on the 1984 Mercury V.S.O.P. album differs from the master only slightly in Ferguson's trumpet solo. The Lord, Bruyninckx and Ruppli/Nowitsky discographies list only Burgess on trombone; however, the liner notes to the original issue, EmArcy MG 36076, indicate the presence of Bernhart.

Soloists:
Tracks a-b - L. Geller, H. Geller, Ferguson, Auld
Track c - not auditioned
Track d - Burgess, Geller, Burgess
Track e - Brown, Shank, Ferguson, Brown
Track f - Bernhart, H. Geller, Ferguson, Brown


Date: November 10, 1955
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson (12-piece band)

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Linn (t), Milt Bernhart, Bob Burgess (tb), Herb Geller (as), Georgie Auld, Bill Holman (ts), Bud Shank (bar), Lorraine Geller (p), Ray Brown (b), Alvin Stoller (d)

a. 12387 Dancing Nitely - 3:43(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy (Eng.) EPERE 1580 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1958)
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDEJD 1016 — Compact Jazz: Maynard Ferguson   (1989)
Verve CD314 529 905-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 52: Maynard Ferguson   (1996)
b. 12388 Ain't Life Grand - 3:11(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDEJD 1016 — Compact Jazz: Maynard Ferguson   (1989)
c. 12389 Idyll - 3:17(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
d. 12390 Well, Hardly Ever - 3:27(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy (Eng.) EPERE 1580 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1958)
All titles on: EmArcy LP 12"MG 36076 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1956)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5558 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1975)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)

The Lord, Bruyninckx and Ruppli/Nowitsky discographies list only Burgess on trombone; however, the liner notes to the original issue, EmArcy MG 36076, indicate the presence of Bernhart.

Soloists:
Track a - L. Geller, Ferguson, Auld
Track b - H. Geller, Stoller, Auld, Burgess, L. Geller, H. Geller
Track c - Ferguson, H. Geller, Ferguson
Track d - L. Geller (intro), L. Geller, Ferguson


Date: November 11, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Dinah! (with big band)

Dinah Washington (ldr), Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Manny Klein, Ray Linn (t), Tommy Pederson, Frank Rosolino, Si Zentner (tb), Herb Geller, Arthur 'Skeets' Herfurt (as), Georgie Auld, Babe Russin (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Al Hendrickson (g), Wynton Kelly (p), Keter Betts (b), Jimmy Cobb (d), Hal Mooney (con), Dinah Washington (v)

a. 12401-4 There'll Be Some Changes Made - 2:58(Willard Overstreet, Bill Higgins) / arr: Hal Mooney
Verve (Can.) CD76974 2038 2 — The Mercury Songbook   (1995)
b. 12402-5 I Could Have Told You - 3:09(Jimmy Van Heusen, Carl Sigman) / arr: Hal Mooney
Memoir (Eng.) LP 12"MOIR 131 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1957)
Wing LP 12"SRW 16386 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1968)
Wing LP 12"PKW 2-121 — The Original Queen of Soul   (1969)
c. 12403-2 More Than You Know - 3:48(Vincent Youmans, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu) / arr: Hal Mooney
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36086 — For Jazz Lovers   (1956)
Memoir (Eng.) LP 12"MOIR 131 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1957)
Wing LP 12"SRW 16386 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1968)
Wing LP 12"PKW 2-121 — The Original Queen of Soul   (1969)
Verve CD314 514 363-2 — Jazz 'Round Midnight: Dinah Washington   (1993)
EmArcy CD679 124 069-2 — Blue Gardenia: Songs of Love   (1995)
Lantower Digital Download — Grandes del Jazz 14: Dinah Washington    (2007)
Weton Digital Download — Dinah Washington, Vol. 2   (2009)
C.R. Digital Contents Digital Download — Nights With Dinah Washington   (2011)
Ideal Music Digital Download — Dinah Washington: The Great American Songbook   (2012)
d. 12404-4 Make Me a Present of You - 3:42(Joe Greene) / arr: Hal Mooney
Mercury 4571377   (1958)
Memoir (Eng.) LP 12"MOIR 131 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1957)
Wing LP 12"SRW 16386 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1968)
Wing LP 12"PKW 2-121 — The Original Queen of Soul   (1969)
Jazz Hour (Du.) CDJHR 73565 — Teach Me Tonight   (1992)
Body & Soul (Fr.) CD2929 — 50 Sublimes Chanteuses de Jazz, Vol. 2   (2006)
Black Coffee Records Digital Download — The Best of Dinah Washington   (2011)
Playbak Records Ltd. Digital Download — Timeless, Vol. 14   (2011)
Ideal Music Digital Download — Dinah Washington: The Great American Songbook   (2012)
Playbak Records Ltd. Digital Download — Happy Hour, Vol. 89: The Final Straw   (2012)
All titles on: EmArcy LP 12"MG 36065 — Dinah!   (1956)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1036 — Dinah!   (1976)
Mercury LP 12"834 683-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 4 (1954-1956)   (1988)
Mercury CD834 683-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 4 (1954-1956)   (1988)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD30JD 10144/46 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 4 (1954-1956)   (1988)
Mercury CD842 139-2 — Dinah!   (1991)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 405 — Dinah Washington, Vol. 2: Seven Classic Albums   (2013)

Other than Geller, Auld, Kelly, Betts and Cobb, the band personnel are unconfirmed. Herb Geller solos on track c.


Date: November 12, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Dinah! (with big band)

Dinah Washington (ldr), Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Manny Klein, Ray Linn (t), Tommy Pederson, Frank Rosolino, Si Zentner (tb), Herb Geller, Arthur 'Skeets' Herfurt (as), Georgie Auld, Babe Russin (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Al Hendrickson (g), Wynton Kelly (p), Keter Betts (b), Jimmy Cobb (d), Hal Mooney (con), Dinah Washington (v)

a. 12417-6 Ill Wind - 3:35(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Hal Mooney
EmArcy EP1-3351 — Dinah!   (1956)
Memoir (Eng.) LP 12"MOIR 131 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1957)
Wing LP 12"SRW 16386 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1968)
Wing LP 12"PKW 2-121 — The Original Queen of Soul   (1969)
Verve (Can.) CD76974 2038 2 — The Mercury Songbook   (1995)
b. 12418-7 Willow Weep for Me - 3:24(Ann Ronell) / arr: Hal Mooney
Memoir (Eng.) LP 12"MOIR 131 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1957)
Wing LP 12"SRW 16386 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1968)
Wing LP 12"PKW 2-121 — The Original Queen of Soul   (1969)
Verve CD314 510 087-2 — Jazz 'Round Midnight: Dinah Washington   (1991)
Verve (Can.) CD76974 2038 2 — The Mercury Songbook   (1995)
Tomato CD2128 — 24K Pure Gold: Lena Horne, Carmen McRae, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington   (2005)
Tomato CD3013 — Another Great Tomato Blues Package   (2005)
Decca CDB0012660-02 — Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy   (2009)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDPHCE 3020/25 — You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To: Very Best Standards 101   
Charly (Eng.) Digital Download — This Bitter Earth   (2006)
Weton Digital Download — Dinah Washington, Vol. 2   (2009)
One Media Publishing Digital Download — Wise Woman Blues   (2010)
C.R. Digital Contents Digital Download — Nights With Dinah Washington   (2011)
DGR Records Digital Download — Black and Blue   (2013)
c. 12419-4 All of Me - 3:41(Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) / arr: Hal Mooney
Mercury (Eu.) 4545328   (1955)
Mercury 4571377   (1958)
EmArcy EP1-3351 — Dinah!   (1956)
Mercury LP 12"PJC-1 — Music To Live By   (1956)
Memoir (Eng.) LP 12"MOIR 131 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1957)
Wing LP 12"SRW 16386 — The Original Soul Sister: Queen of the Blues   (1968)
Wing LP 12"PKW 2-121 — The Original Queen of Soul   (1969)
d. 12420-3 Accent on Youth - 3:16(Tot Seymour, Vee Lawnhurst) / arr: Hal Mooney
All titles on: EmArcy LP 12"MG 36065 — Dinah!   (1956)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"EXPR 1036 — Dinah!   (1976)
Mercury LP 12"834 683-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 4 (1954-1956)   (1988)
Mercury CD834 683-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 4 (1954-1956)   (1988)
Mercury (Jpn.) CD30JD 10144/46 — The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 4 (1954-1956)   (1988)
Mercury CD842 139-2 — Dinah!   (1991)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 405 — Dinah Washington, Vol. 2: Seven Classic Albums   (2013)

Other than Geller, Auld, Kelly, Betts and Cobb, the band personnel are unconfirmed. Herb Geller solos on track c and contributes an obbligato on track b.


Date: November 28, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Decca
Jazz Lab 1 (octet)

John Graas (ldr), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), John Graas (frh), Herb Geller (as), Dave Pell (ts), Howard Roberts (g), Claude Williamson (p), Curtis Counce (b), Larry Bunker (d, tmp)

a. L8822 Minor Call - 5:00(John Graas, George Liberace)
Decca EPED 2413 — Jazz Lab 1, Pt. 1   (1956)
b. L8823 Jazz Sections from Symphony No. 1 in F Minor (Andante) - 2:55(John Graas)
Decca EPED 2415 — Jazz Lab 1, Pt. 3   (1956)
c. L8824 Lighthouse 6/4 - 3:03(John Graas)
Decca EPED 2414 — Jazz Lab 1, Pt. 2   (1956)
d. L8825 Canon Ball - 3:44(John Graas)
Decca EPED 2415 — Jazz Lab 1, Pt. 3   (1956)
All titles on: Decca LP 12"DL 8343 — Jazz Lab 1   (1956)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"6.22188 — Jazz Lab, Vol. 19: John Graas Septet and Nonet   (1975)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"PCO 7447 — Jazz Lab, Vol. 19: John Graas Septet and Nonet   (1975)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10148 — Jazz Lab 1 & 2   (2004)
Plenty Jazz Records Digital Download — Jazz Lab 1 & 2   (2014)

Larry Bunker (tmp) on a-b, d.

Herb Geller was listed as "Bert Herbert" on the original issues.

Soloists:
Track a - Roberts, Enevoldsen, Pell, Bunker (d, tmp), Graas, Geller, Counce
Track b - Graas, Geller, Pell, Graas
Track c - Graas, Geller, Enevoldsen, Roberts
Track d - Graas, Pell, Enevoldsen, Geller, Williamson


Date: December 12, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Decca
Jazz Lab 1 & 2 (dectet)

John Graas (ldr), Don Fagerquist (t), John Graas (frh), Herb Geller (as), Dave Pell (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bar, cl), Red Norvo (vib), Howard Roberts (g), Claude Williamson (p), Curtis Counce (b), Larry Bunker (d)

a. L8845 Be My Guest - 4:59(Shorty Rogers) / arr: John Graas
Decca LP 12"DL 8478 — Jazz Lab 2   (1957)
b. L8846 Softly the Horn Blows - 2:39(Shorty Rogers) / arr: John Graas
Decca EPED 2413 — Jazz Lab 1, Pt. 1   (1956)
Decca LP 12"DL 8343 — Jazz Lab 1   (1956)
c. L8847 Mozartesque - 2:37(John Graas) / arr: John Graas
Decca EPED 2414 — Jazz Lab 1, Pt. 2   (1956)
Decca LP 12"DL 8343 — Jazz Lab 1   (1956)
All titles on: Coral (Ger.) LP 12"6.22188 — Jazz Lab, Vol. 19: John Graas Septet and Nonet   (1975)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"PCO 7447 — Jazz Lab, Vol. 19: John Graas Septet and Nonet   (1975)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10148 — Jazz Lab 1 & 2   (2004)
Plenty Jazz Records Digital Download — Jazz Lab 1 & 2   (2014)

Don Fagerquist (t) on a-b; Herb Geller (as) on a-b; Dave Pell (ts) on a-b; Jimmy Giuffre (bar) on a-b, (cl) on c; Claude Williamson (p) on a-b.

Herb Geller was listed as "Bert Herbert" on the original issues.

Soloists:
Track a - Graas, Giuffre (bar), Pell, Fagerquist, Geller, Norvo
Track b - Graas, Fagerquist, Geller, Graas
Track c - Norvo, Graas, Giuffre (cl)


Date: January 1956
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Jerry Vaughan Ensemble (quintet)

Jerry Vaughan (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Howard Roberts (g), Marty Paich (acc), Bob Enevoldsen (b), Chico Hamilton (d)

a. Top O' the Mark - 2:33(Jerry Vaughan) / arr: Jerry Vaughan
American Recording Artists LP 12"ALP 100 — 3 Roads To Jazz   (1956)
Pickwick International (Eng.) LP 12"PR 113 — Spotlight On Jazz All Stars   (1962)
Design LP 12"DLP 153 — Spotlight On Jazz All Stars   (1962)

Herb Geller solos on this track.


Date: January 4, 1956
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer (with big band)

Buddy Rich (ldr), Conte Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (t), Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Elliott, Frank Rosolino (tb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller, Bud Shank (as), Bob Cooper, Ted Nash (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bar), Al Hendrickson (g), Jimmy Rowles (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Buddy Bregman (con), Buddy Rich (v)

a. 20040-10 (2700-10) Out of This World - 3:33(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Buddy Bregman
b. 20041-1 (2701-1) Day In, Day Out - 2:58(Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Buddy Bregman
c. 20042-3 (2702-3) This Time the Dream's on Me - 4:06(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Buddy Bregman
d. 20043-6 (2703-6) One for My Baby - 4:18(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Buddy Bregman
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 2009 — Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1092 — Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer   (1956)
Verve LP 12"V 2009 — Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer   (1961)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9153 — Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer   (2006)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer   (2011)

The Meriwether Buddy Rich discography indicates that this and the following session were recorded in November 1956 which seems very unlikely since by that time, reviews of the album had already appeared. There is an alto saxophone obbligato on track d that may be Herb Geller.

The master numbers in parentheses are initial designations later changed when the tracks were transferred to the Verve label (Ruppli).


Date: January 5, 1956
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer (with big band)

Buddy Rich (ldr), Conte Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (t), Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Elliott, Frank Rosolino (tb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller, Bud Shank (as), Bob Cooper, Ted Nash (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bar), Al Hendrickson (g), Jimmy Rowles (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Buddy Bregman (con), Buddy Rich (v)

a. 20046-2 (2706-2) Too Marvelous for Words - 3:10(Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Buddy Bregman
b. 20047-7 (2707-7) Goody Goody - 3:15(Matt Malneck, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve CD314 553 268-2 — Blues In the Night: The Johnny Mercer Songbook   (1997)
c. 20048-15 (2708-15) Accentuate the Positive - 3:03(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Buddy Bregman
d. 20049-11 (2709-11) Blues in the Night - 3:07(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Buddy Bregman
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 2009 — Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1092 — Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer   (1956)
Verve LP 12"V 2009 — Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer   (1961)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCU 9153 — Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer   (2006)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer   (2011)

An alto saxophone solo on track b may be Herb Geller. There is a third session on January 6, 1956 at which the last 4 tracks that make up the "Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer" sessions were recorded. The Lord and Bruyninckx discographies indicate the same personnel present on that session. This is not true, however. The titles "Dream," "Fools Rush In," "Skylark" and "Travelin' Light" were recorded with an ensemble that sounds like strings, flute, harp and rhythm section. No brass or additional woodwinds are heard. The Meriwether Buddy Rich discography indicates that these sessions were recorded in November 1956 which seems very unlikely since by that time, reviews of the album had already appeared.

The master numbers in parentheses are initial designations later changed when the tracks were transferred to the Verve label (Ruppli).


Most sources indicate that Herb Geller is present on the January 9, 1956 John Graas session for Decca ("Jazz Lab 2"). But in listening to this material carefully, it seems to me that the alto saxophonist on "Jazz Sections From Symphony No. 1 In F Minor (Allegretto)" and "Pick Yourself Up" is Ronny Lang. The other two tracks, "Friar Tuck" and "Le Chasse" have no alto saxophonist present.


Date: January 25, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Ella Fitzgerald's first recording session for Verve Records (with big band)

Ella Fitzgerald (ldr), Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (t), Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller, Bud Shank (as), Bob Cooper, Ted Nash (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), unknown (f, str, bkv), Barney Kessel (g), Paul Smith (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Buddy Bregman (con), Ella Fitzgerald (v)

a. 20054-6 (2718-6) Stay There - 2:33(Stanley Styne, Donald Kahn) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 78V 2012   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) 78POP 316   (1957)
Verve 45V 10012   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) 4545POP 316   (1957)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8303 — Hear My Heart   (1958)
Verve CDB0000092-02 — Jukebox Ella: The Complete Singles, Volume 1   (2003)
Nuova Canaria Digital Download — Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Collection, Vol. 6   (2013)
b. 20055-7 (2719-7) The Sun Forgot to Shine This Morning - 3:15(Bill Carey, Gene Howard) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 78V 2021   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) 78POP 266   (1956)
Verve 45V 10021   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) 4545POP 266   (1956)
Verve CDB0000092-02 — Jukebox Ella: The Complete Singles, Volume 1   (2003)
Nuova Canaria Digital Download — Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Collection, Vol. 6   (2013)
c. 20056-7alt Too Young for the Blues - 3:15(Biff Jones, Charles Meyer) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve CD314 517 898-2 — Best of Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song   (1993)
Verve CD314 523 382-2 — Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song   (1993)
d. 20056-8 (2720-8) Too Young for the Blues - 3:15(Biff Jones, Charles Meyer) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 78V 2002   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) 78POP 290   (1957)
Verve 45V 10002   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) 4545POP 290   (1957)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8303 — Hear My Heart   (1958)
Verve LP 12"MGV 2036 — Here Come the Girls!   (1956)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 2697 — Here Come the Girls!   (1980)
Verve CDB0000092-02 — Jukebox Ella: The Complete Singles, Volume 1   (2003)
Documents (Ger.) CD223604 — Ella   (2006)
Nuova Canaria Digital Download — Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Collection, Vol. 6   (2013)
e. 20057-5 (2721-5) It's Only a Man - 3:26(Hal Borne, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 78V 2002   (1956)
Verve 45V 10002   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8331 — Getting Together   (1961)
Verve LP 12"MGV 2036 — Here Come the Girls!   (1956)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 2697 — Here Come the Girls!   (1980)
Verve CDB0000092-02 — Jukebox Ella: The Complete Singles, Volume 1   (2003)
Nuova Canaria Digital Download — Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Collection, Vol. 6   (2013)

unknown (f) on b, (bkv) on a, c-d.

The master numbers in parentheses were those assigned before the session was transferred to Verve (Ruppli). Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Herb Geller participated in several of the Verve recordings that Ella Fitzgerald did as part of the "Cole Porter Song Book." They are detailed in the sessions below of February 7-9 and March 27, 1956. These are organized by session number as indicated in the booklet that accompanies the 1993 box set Verve 314 519 832-2 ("The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books"). It should be noted that this prevents the tracks from being listed consecutively by master number. Only the titles in which Geller is involved are listed. I must also acknowledge the excellent Ella Fitzgerald Discography compiled by the late Michele Scasso.


Date: February 7, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book (with big band)

Ella Fitzgerald (ldr), Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo (t), Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller, Bud Shank (as), Bob Cooper, Ted Nash (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Barney Kessel (g), Paul Smith (p), Joe Mondragon, Alvin Stoller (b), Buddy Bregman (con), Ella Fitzgerald (v)

a. 20066-15 Ridin' High - 3:19(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5011 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 8   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4050 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings More Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve CD821 990-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1984)
Verve CD314 547 800-2 — Ella Fitzgerald: Something To Live For   (1999)
b. 20067-3 It's All Right with Me - 3:05(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 45V 10077   (1956)
Verve EPEPV 5006 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 4   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8451 — Relaxing With Ella No. 2   (1959)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4050 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings More Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 9066/67 — Ella Fitzgerald: Perfect Collections   
Verve CD821 990-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1984)
Verve CD314 523 990-2 — Essential Ella   (1994)
Verve CDB0007424-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
c. 20068-5 From This Moment On - 3:15(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5006 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 4   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4049 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve CD821 989-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1   (1984)
Verve CD314 533 247-2 — Best of the Songbooks: The Collection   (1996)
Verve CD314 531 762-2 — Love Songs: Best of the Verve Songbook   (1996)
d. 20069-1 Just One of Those Things - 3:29(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5008 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 5   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8423 — Relaxing With Ella   (1959)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4049 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve LP 12"V/V6 4066 — Ella Fitzgerald's Tribute To Cole Porter   (1964)
Verve CD821 989-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1   (1984)
Verve CD314 533 247-2 — Best of the Songbooks: The Collection   (1996)
Verve CD314 531 762-2 — Love Songs: Best of the Verve Songbook   (1996)
Verve CDB0009511-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: Gold   (2007)
Verve CDB0007424-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
e. 20070-5 Too Darn Hot - 3:46(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5005 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4049 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve CD821 989-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1   (1984)
Verve CD314 517 898-2 — Best of Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song   (1993)
Verve CD314 523 382-2 — Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song   (1993)
Verve (Eu.) CD06024 9841468 — Summer Jazz   (2006)
Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD5741471/80 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1956   (2007)
AP Music Ltd. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Ladies   (2011)
AJB Music Digital Download — Jazz Story 1   (2012)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 4001-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1956)
Verve LP 12"V 4001-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1961)
Verve LP 12"VE2 2511 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1976)
Verve CD314 519 832-2 — The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books   (1993)
Verve CD314 537 257-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1997)
Documents (Ger.) CD223604 — Ella   (2006)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 116 — Dearly Beloved   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 9294 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55454 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (2010)
Gralin Music Digital Download — Fifty Greatest Show Tunes   (2011)

This was the first of the "Cole Porter Song Book" recording sessions. In addition to the titles shown, "Miss Otis Regrets" (20071-2) was recorded at this session with Fitzgerald accompanied only by piano. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: February 8, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book (with big band)

Ella Fitzgerald (ldr), Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo (t), Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller (as, cl), Bud Shank (as, f), Bob Cooper (ts, cl), Ted Nash (ts, cl, f), Chuck Gentry (bar, bcl), Mischa Russell (vn), unknown (vn, vl), Robert La Marchina, Edgar Lustgarten (vc), Corky Hale (hrp), Barney Kessel (g), Paul Smith (p), Joe Mondragon, Alvin Stoller (b), Buddy Bregman (con), Ella Fitzgerald (v)

a. 20078-7 Begin the Beguine - 3:36(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Eng.) EPVEP 5003 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book 1   (1956)
Verve EPEPV 5008 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 5   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8423 — Relaxing With Ella   (1959)
Barclay (Fr.) EP70175 — A Tisket A Tasket   (1960)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4049 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve (Ger.) LP 12"2632 007 — Jazz History, Vol. 7: Ella Fitzgerald   (1972)
Verve (Fr.) LP 12"2615 031 — Ella Fitzgerald   
Verve CD821 989-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1   (1984)
Verve CDB0007423-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Song Books   (2006)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 116 — Dearly Beloved   (2007)
Verve CDB0007424-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
AP Music Ltd. Digital Download — Jazz Moments, Vol. 3   (2011)
Promo Sound Digital Download — This Jazz: The Best of Jazz   (2011)
b. 20079-7 All Through the Night - 3:14(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5004 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4049 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve CD821 989-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1   (1984)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Cole Porter: The Genius Collection   (2012)
c. 20083-8 Love for Sale - 5:51(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Eng.) EPVEP 5012 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book 4   (1956)
Verve EPEPV 5007 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 4   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4050 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings More Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve (Ger.) LP 12"2632 007 — Jazz History, Vol. 7: Ella Fitzgerald   (1972)
Verve (Fr.) LP 12"2615 031 — Ella Fitzgerald   
Verve CD821 990-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1984)
Verve CD314 523 990-2 — Essential Ella   (1994)
Verve CD314 533 247-2 — Best of the Songbooks: The Collection   (1996)
Verve CDB0007423-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Song Books   (2006)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 116 — Dearly Beloved   (2007)
Verve CDB0007424-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
d. 20084-10 Anything Goes - 3:20(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Swd.) 45V 2008   (1956)
Verve EPEPV 5004 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8423 — Relaxing With Ella   (1959)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4049 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve CD821 989-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1   (1984)
Verve CD847 202-2 — Night and Day: The Cole Porter Songbook   (1990)
Verve CD314 519 828-2 — The Complete Cole Porter Songbook   (1992)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 116 — Dearly Beloved   (2007)
Ideal Music Digital Download — The Great Songwriters: Cole Porter   (2011)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 4001-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1956)
Verve LP 12"V 4001-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1961)
Verve LP 12"V/V6 4066 — Ella Fitzgerald's Tribute To Cole Porter   (1964)
Verve LP 12"VE2 2511 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1976)
Verve CD314 519 832-2 — The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books   (1993)
Verve CD314 537 257-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1997)
Documents (Ger.) CD223604 — Ella   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 9294 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55454 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (2010)
Gralin Music Digital Download — Fifty Greatest Show Tunes   (2011)

This was the third of the "Cole Porter Song Book" recording sessions. The unidentified strings include 12 violinists and 2 violists. Mischa Russell is the concertmaster. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: February 8, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book (with big band)

Ella Fitzgerald (ldr), Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo (t), Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller (as, cl), Bud Shank (as, cl, f), Bob Cooper (ts, cl), Ted Nash (ts, cl, f), Chuck Gentry (bar, bcl), Mischa Russell (vn), unknown (vn, vl), Robert La Marchina, Edgar Lustgarten (vc), Corky Hale (hrp), Barney Kessel (g), Paul Smith (p), Joe Mondragon, Alvin Stoller (b), Buddy Bregman (con), Ella Fitzgerald (v)

a. 20076-4 You Do Something to Me - 2:20(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Dan.) 45VV 20070   (1956)
Verve (Du.) EPEPV 5177 — Can Can   (1956)
Verve (Eng.) EPVEP 5003 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book 1   (1956)
Verve EPEPV 5010 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 7   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4050 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings More Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve CD821 990-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1984)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 116 — Dearly Beloved   (2007)
b. 20080-4 Always True to You in My Fashion - 2:47(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5011 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 8   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4049 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve CD821 989-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1   (1984)
AP Music Ltd. Digital Download — Ladies In Jazz, Vol. 1   (2011)
c. 20082-2 Ace in the Hole - 1:56(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5008 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 5   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4050 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings More Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve CD821 990-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1984)
d. 20090-1 You're the Top - 3:32(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5007 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 4   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4050 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings More Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve LP 12"V/V6 4066 — Ella Fitzgerald's Tribute To Cole Porter   (1964)
Verve CD821 990-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1984)
Verve (Eu.) CD06024 9841790 — Cole Porter Songbook   (2006)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 116 — Dearly Beloved   (2007)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 4001-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1956)
Verve LP 12"V 4001-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1961)
Verve LP 12"VE2 2511 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1976)
Verve CD314 519 832-2 — The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books   (1993)
Verve CD314 537 257-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1997)
Documents (Ger.) CD223604 — Ella   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 9294 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55454 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (2010)
Gralin Music Digital Download — Fifty Greatest Show Tunes   (2011)

This was the fourth of the "Cole Porter Song Book" recording sessions. The unidentified strings include 12 violins and 2 violas. Mischa Russell is the concertmaster. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: February 9, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book (with big band)

Ella Fitzgerald (ldr), Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo (t), Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller (as, cl), Bud Shank (as, cl, f), Bob Cooper (ts, cl), Ted Nash (ts, cl, f), Chuck Gentry (bar, bcl), Mischa Russell (vn), unknown (vn, vl, vc), Robert La Marchina, Edgar Lustgarten (vc), Corky Hale (hrp), Barney Kessel (g), Paul Smith (p), Joe Mondragon, Alvin Stoller (b), Buddy Bregman (con), Ella Fitzgerald (v)

a. 20075-2 So in Love - 3:49(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5009 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 6   (1956)
Barclay (Fr.) EP70176 — Hotta Chocolata   (1960)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4050 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings More Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve CD821 990-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1984)
b. 20077-3 In the Still of the Night - 2:37(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5009 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 6   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4049 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve CD821 989-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1   (1984)
Verve CDB0009511-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: Gold   (2007)
Verve CDB0007424-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
c. 20081-8 It's Delovely - 2:41(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5004 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 1   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4050 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings More Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve LP 12"V/V6 4066 — Ella Fitzgerald's Tribute To Cole Porter   (1964)
Verve CD821 990-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1984)
d. 20085-4 I Concentrate on You - 3:11(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve EPEPV 5009 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 6   (1956)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33CX 1529/1530 — The Playboy All Stars 1957   (1958)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4050 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings More Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve CD821 990-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1984)
Verve CD314 533 247-2 — Best of the Songbooks: The Collection   (1996)
Verve CD314 531 762-2 — Love Songs: Best of the Verve Songbook   (1996)
Verve CD314 559 736-2 — Ella's Moods   (1999)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 116 — Dearly Beloved   (2007)
Verve CDB0007424-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 4001-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1956)
Verve LP 12"V 4001-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1961)
Verve LP 12"VE2 2511 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1976)
Verve CD314 519 832-2 — The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books   (1993)
Verve CD314 537 257-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1997)
Documents (Ger.) CD223604 — Ella   (2006)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 9294 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55454 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (2010)
Gralin Music Digital Download — Fifty Greatest Show Tunes   (2011)

This was the fifth of the "Cole Porter Songbook" recording sessions. The unidentified strings include 12 violins, 4 violas and 2 additional celli. Mischa Russell is the concertmaster. Also recorded at this session with Fitzgerald and the rhythm section only was "Let's Do It" (20086-1). Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: March 27, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Atlantic
Shorty Rogers Octet

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Shorty Rogers (fh), Herb Geller (as), Bud Shank (as, bar, bsx), Jimmy Giuffre (ts, bar, cl), Bill Holman (ts), Lou Levy (p), Ralph Pena (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 1896 Toyland - 4:04(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
b. 1897 I Dig Ed - 3:07(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
c. 1898 Adam in New York - 3:10(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
d. 1899 Clickin' with Clax - 7:21(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53208 — Just a Few: Shorty Rogers 1951-1956   (1999)
All titles on: Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50481 — Clickin' With Clax   (1979)
Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12"P 6179A — Clickin' With Clax   (1979)
Mosaic LP 12"MR6-125 — The Complete Atlantic and EMI Jazz Recordings of Shorty Rogers   (1989)
Mosaic CDMD4-125 — The Complete Atlantic and EMI Jazz Recordings of Shorty Rogers   (1989)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27407 — Clickin' With Clax   (2013)

The basic saxophone ensemble set up on these tracks is: Geller (as), Holman (ts), Giuffre (bar), Shank (bsx). The horn solo order is as follows:
Track a - Geller, Rogers, Holman, Shank (as), Giuffre (cl)
Track b - Giuffre (cl), Shank (as), Holman, Rogers, Geller
Track c - Geller, Giuffre (bar), Holman, Rogers
Track d - Geller, Holman, Rogers, Giuffre (ts), Shank (as)


Date: March 27, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book (with big band)

Ella Fitzgerald (ldr), Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo (t), Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller (as, cl), Bud Shank (as, f), Bob Cooper (ts, cl), Ted Nash (ts, cl, f), Chuck Gentry (bar, bcl), Mischa Russell (vn), unknown (vn, vl), Robert La Marchina, Edgar Lustgarten (vc), Corky Hale (hrp), Barney Kessel (g), Paul Smith (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Buddy Bregman (con), Ella Fitzgerald (v)

a. 20121-10 Night and Day - 3:02(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Dan.) 45VV 20035   (1956)
Verve (Swd.) 45V 2009   (1956)
Verve (Eng.) EPVEP 5003 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book 1   (1956)
Verve EPEPV 5005 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8423 — Relaxing With Ella   (1959)
Barclay (Fr.) EP70175 — A Tisket A Tasket   (1960)
Verve LP 12"MGV 4001-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MGV/V 4050 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings More Cole Porter   (1961)
Verve LP 12"V 4001-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1961)
Verve LP 12"V/V6 4066 — Ella Fitzgerald's Tribute To Cole Porter   (1964)
Verve LP 12"VE2 2511 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1976)
Verve CD821 990-2 — The Cole Porter Song Book, Vol. 2   (1984)
Verve CD847 202-2 — Night and Day: The Cole Porter Songbook   (1990)
Verve CD314 519 828-2 — The Complete Cole Porter Songbook   (1992)
Verve CD314 515 563-2 — Jazz Divas: Studio   (1992)
Verve CD314 519 832-2 — The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books   (1993)
Verve CD314 537 257-2 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (1997)
Verve CD314 549 087-2 — Ken Burns Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald   (2000)
Verve CD440 065 484-2 — Ella Fitzgerald: Gold   (2003)
Documents (Ger.) CD223604 — Ella   (2006)
Verve CDB0007423-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Song Books   (2006)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 116 — Dearly Beloved   (2007)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCV 9294 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
Verve CDB0007424-02 — Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Cole Porter Song Book   (2007)
Essential Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDEJC 55454 — Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book   (2010)
b. 20122-3 A Beautiful Friendship - 2:36(Stanley Styne, Donald Kahn) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 78V 2012   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) 78POP 290   (1957)
Verve 45V 10012   (1956)
Verve (Swd.) 45V 2018   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) 4545POP 290   (1957)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8331 — Getting Together   (1961)
Verve LP 12"MGV 2036 — Here Come the Girls!   (1956)
Verve LP 12"V/V6 4063 — The Best of Ella Fitzgerald   (1964)
Verve (Eng.) LP 12"(S)VLP 9091 — The Best of Ella Fitzgerald   (1965)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 2697 — Here Come the Girls!   (1980)
Verve CDB0000092-02 — Jukebox Ella: The Complete Singles, Volume 1   (2003)
Nuova Canaria Digital Download — Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Collection, Vol. 6   (2013)
c. 20125-11 I Had to Find Out for Myself(composer unknown) / arr: Buddy Bregman
unissued

This was the seventh of the "Cole Porter Song Book" recording sessions. Eight unidentified violinists and two unidentified violists are present. Mischa Russell is the concertmaster. Also recorded at this session with Fitzgerald backed only by the rhythm section were "You're the Top" (20123-3), "I Concentrate On You" (20124-8) and "Let's Do It" (20126-3). Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: March 30, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Atlantic
Shorty Rogers Octet

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Shorty Rogers (fh), Herb Geller (as), Bud Shank (as, bar, bsx), Jimmy Giuffre (ts, bar, cl), Bill Holman (ts), Lou Levy (p), Ralph Pena (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 1900 Put the Goodies On - 6:14(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
b. 1901 Our Song - 5:22(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
c. 1902 Pete's Meat - 4:46(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
d. 1903 Mike's Peak - 5:23(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
All titles on: Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"K 50481 — Clickin' With Clax   (1979)
Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12"P 6179A — Clickin' With Clax   (1979)
Mosaic LP 12"MR6-125 — The Complete Atlantic and EMI Jazz Recordings of Shorty Rogers   (1989)
Mosaic CDMD4-125 — The Complete Atlantic and EMI Jazz Recordings of Shorty Rogers   (1989)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27407 — Clickin' With Clax   (2013)

The basic saxophone ensemble set up on these tracks is: Geller (as), Holman (ts), Giuffre (bar), Shank (bsx). The horn solo order is as follows:
Track a - Geller, Holman, Rogers, Giuffre (bar), Shank (as)
Track b - Geller, Rogers, Holman, Shank (as), Giuffre (cl)
Track c - Giuffre (ts), Geller, Rogers, Holman, Shank (bar)
Track d - Holman, Shank (bar), Rogers, Giuffre (ts), Geller


Date: April 2, 1956
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Decca
Jazz Themes From the Wild One (12-piece ensemble)

Leith Stevens (ldr), Buddy Childers, Shorty Rogers (t), Milt Bernhart (tb), John Graas (frh), Sal Franzella (as, cl), Herb Geller (as), Bob Cooper (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bar), Bud Shank (bsx), Lou Levy (p), Ralph Pena (b), Larry Bunker (d), Leith Stevens (con)

a. L9113 Drag for Beers - 2:45(Leith Stevens) / arr: Leith Stevens
b. L9114 Prelude to a Rumble - 2:08(Leith Stevens) / arr: Leith Stevens
c. L9115 Bewildered - 2:32(Leith Stevens) / arr: Leith Stevens
d. L9115 Black Rebel's Ride - 2:46(Leith Stevens) / arr: Leith Stevens
All titles on: Decca LP 12"DL 8349 — Jazz Themes From the Wild One   (1956)
MCA (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 7208 — Jazz Themes From the Wild One   (1976)
Bear Family Records (Ger.) CDBCD 16393 AR — Jazz Themes From the Wild One   (2001)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2201 — Jazz Themes from Two Great Movies By Leith Stevens: The Wild One and Private Hell 36   (2005)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — The Wild One: Themes From the 1953 Motion Picture   (2011)
Moochin About Digital Download — Beat, Square & Cool, Vol. 1: The Wild One   (2013)

The Shelly Manne discography ("Sounds of the Different Drummer" by Jack Brand and Bill Korst, 1997) indicates that this session was recorded in December of 1955 and that the drummer is Shelly Manne. It doesn't sound like Manne to me. The information shown comes from Ruppli's Decca Records discography (also found in the Lord and Bruyninckx discographies). The discography that accompanies the Bear Family CD reissue indicates the participation of three additional trombonists, Harry Betts, Jimmy Knepper and Bob Enevoldsen but four trombones do not seem to be heard on any of the tracks.

Soloists:
Track a - Rogers, Cooper, Bernhart
Track b - Childers, Rogers, Childers
Track c - Franzella, Childers (lead, not improvised)
Track d - Geller, Bernhart, Rogers


Date: May 7, 1956
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: EmArcy
Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson (12-piece band)

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Buddy Childers, Ray Linn (t), Maynard Ferguson (t, btp), Milt Bernhart, Bob Burgess (tb), Herb Geller (as), Georgie Auld, Bill Holman (ts), Bud Shank (bar), Lorraine Geller (p), Buddy Clark (b), Alvin Stoller (d)

a. 12925 Pork Pie - 3:25(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36076 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1956)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5558 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1975)
Verve CD314 529 905-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 52: Maynard Ferguson   (1996)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)
b. 12926 Dream Boat (Dreamboat) - 2:49(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36076 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1956)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5558 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1975)
Verve CD314 529 905-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 52: Maynard Ferguson   (1996)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)
c. 12927 Never You Mind - 3:25(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy (Eng.) EPERE 1580 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1958)
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36076 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1956)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5558 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1975)
EmArcy LP 12"EMS2 406 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"6641 578 — Stratospheric   (1976)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDEJD 1016 — Compact Jazz: Maynard Ferguson   (1989)
Verve CD314 529 905-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 52: Maynard Ferguson   (1996)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
Sony/BMG CD88697 05164-2 — The Essential Maynard Ferguson   (2007)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)
d. 12928 Mrs. Pitlack Regrets - 3:09(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
EmArcy LP 12"MG 36076 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1956)
Trip LP 12"TLP 5558 — Around the Horn With Maynard Ferguson   (1975)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2209 — I Have But Two Horns   (2005)
ASV/Living Era (Eng.) CDCDAJA 5659 — Wow! The Formative Years   (2007)
Master Classics Digital Download — Maynard Ferguson: 50 Jazz Essentials   (2010)
e. 12929 It Never Entered My Mind(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Bill Holman
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"SNP 131 — Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album II   (1985)

Maynard Ferguson (btp) on d.

The information shown comes from the Ruppli/Nowitzki Mercury label discography. Other sources indicate that part or all of the session was recorded on May 12, 1956.

Soloists:
Track a - Shank, Ferguson (t), Burgess
Track b - Ferguson (t)
Track c - L. Geller, H. Geller, Holman, Ferguson (t)
Track d - Ferguson (btp), L. Geller
Track e - not auditioned


Date: June 11, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings (with big band)

Buddy Bregman, Bing Crosby (ldr), Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo (t), Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, George Roberts, Frank Rosolino, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), Herb Geller, Bud Shank (as), Bob Cooper, Ted Nash (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Barney Kessel (g), Paul Smith (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Buddy Bregman (con), Bing Crosby (v)

a. 20155-11 Blue Room - 2:21(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Du.) EP5021 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
b. 20156-8 Jeepers Creepers - 2:34(Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Du.) EPEPV 5022 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
Karusell (Swd.) EPVEP 5010 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings No. 2   (1957)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8405 — Swingin' With Bing   (1959)
Verve CD314 553 268-2 — Blues In the Night: The Johnny Mercer Songbook   (1997)
c. 20157-4 I've Got Five Dollars - 3:13(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 4510025   (1957)
Verve (Du.) EPEPV 5022 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
Karusell (Swd.) EPVEP 5009 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings No. 1   (1957)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8475 — Swingin' With Bing No. 2   (1959)
d. 20158-1 'Deed I Do - 2:49(Fred Rose, Walter Hirsch) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Du.) EPEPV 5020 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
Karusell (Swd.) EPVEP 5010 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings No. 2   (1957)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8475 — Swingin' With Bing No. 2   (1959)
e. 20159-3 The Song Is You - 3:54(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Du.) EPEPV 5020 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
Verve CD314 539 441-2 — The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks   (1997)
f. 20160-4 Nice Work if You Can Get It - 2:34(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Du.) EPEPV 5022 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
Karusell (Swd.) EPVEP 5009 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings No. 1   (1957)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8405 — Swingin' With Bing   (1959)
Universal (Eu.) CD06007 53019504 — Run, Fat Boy, Run (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)   (2007)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 2020 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
Verve LP 12"V 2020 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1961)
Polydor (Jpn.) LP 12"POJJ 1533 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1992)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 2663 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   
Polydor (Jpn.) CDPOCJ 2666 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1998)
Verve CD314 549 367-2 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (2001)
Essential Jazz Albums (Sp.) CDEJA 043 — Bing Crosby: The Jazz Sides   (2009)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131546 — Bing Crosby: The Jazz Sides   (2012)

An unissued take of Blue Room may exist. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks. The Ruppli/Porter Clef/Verve label discography indicates that Geller is not present on this session, the alto saxophonists being Shank and Maurice Stein. This is contradicted by the liner notes to the 2001 Verve CD reissue wherein Shank and Geller are listed.


Date: June 12, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings (with big band)

Buddy Bregman, Bing Crosby (ldr), Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo (t), Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, George Roberts, Frank Rosolino, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), unknown (ww, str), Herb Geller, Bud Shank (as), Bob Cooper, Ted Nash (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Lou Raderman (vn), Virginia Majewski (vl), Edgar Lustgarten (vc), Barney Kessel (g), Paul Smith (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Buddy Bregman (con), Bing Crosby (v)

a. 20161-3 They All Laughed - 2:39(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Du.) EP5021 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
Karusell (Swd.) EPVEP 5009 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings No. 1   (1957)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8475 — Swingin' With Bing No. 2   (1959)
Verve CD314 513 928-2 — S'Wonderful: Gershwin Songbook   (1992)
London CD46002 — George Gershwin: The Ultimate Collection   (1998)
b. 20162-4 Heat Wave - 2:59(Irving Berlin) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 4510089   (1957)
Verve (Du.) EPEPV 5020 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8405 — Swingin' With Bing   (1959)
Verve CD835 450-2 — Irving Berlin: Always   (1993)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11278 — Irving Berlin Songbook: Cheek To Cheek   (2005)
U-5 Digital Download — The Greatest Songwriters: Irving Berlin   (2014)
c. 20163-3 September in the Rain - 2:55(Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 4510089   (1957)
Verve (Du.) EPEPV 5022 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
Karusell (Swd.) EPVEP 5010 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings No. 2   (1957)
d. 20164-5 Cheek to Cheek - 4:00(Irving Berlin) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Du.) EP5021 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
Karusell (Swd.) EPVEP 5010 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings No. 2   (1957)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8405 — Swingin' With Bing   (1959)
Verve (Fr.) LP 12"2615 061 — The Great Verve Songbook   
Verve CD314 533 829-2 — Cheek To Cheek: The Irving Berlin Songbook   (1997)
e. 20165-2 Have You Met Miss Jones? - 2:28(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve (Du.) EP5021 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
Karusell (Swd.) EPVEP 5009 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings No. 1   (1957)
f. 20166-5 Mountain Greenery - 3:36(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 4510025   (1957)
Verve (Du.) EPEPV 5020 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
HMV (Eng.) EP7EG 8475 — Swingin' With Bing No. 2   (1959)
Verve CD314 516 158-2 — The Rodgers & Hart Songbook: We'll Have Manhattan   (1993)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 2020 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1956)
Verve LP 12"V 2020 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1961)
Polydor (Jpn.) LP 12"POJJ 1533 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1992)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 2663 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   
Polydor (Jpn.) CDPOCJ 2666 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (1998)
Verve CD314 549 367-2 — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings   (2001)
Essential Jazz Albums (Sp.) CDEJA 043 — Bing Crosby: The Jazz Sides   (2009)
Phoenix Jazz Records CD131546 — Bing Crosby: The Jazz Sides   (2012)

Unissued takes of Mountain Greenery and Cheek To Cheek may exist. Not all of the string and additional woodwind players are identified. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks. The Ruppli/Porter Clef/Verve label discography indicates that Geller is not present on this session, the alto saxophonists being Shank and Maurice Stein. This is contradicted by the liner notes to the 2001 Verve CD reissue wherein Shank and Geller are listed.


Date: July 5, 1956
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Kapp
Listen To the Music of Russell Garcia and His Orchestra

Russell Garcia (ldr), Buddy Childers, Don Fagerquist, Maynard Ferguson, Wesley Hensel, Cappy Lewis (t), Harry Betts, James Henderson, Joe Howard, Murray McEachern, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), Herb Geller (as), Bill Ulyate (bar), Red Norvo (vib), Howard Roberts (g), John Towner Williams (p), Max Bennett (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Russell Garcia (con)

a. K1628 Carefree - 3:09(Charles Henderson, Edward Heyman) / arr: Russell Garcia
b. K1629 One Love - 3:21(Leo Robin, David Rose) / arr: Russell Garcia
c. K1630 Worry-Go-Round - 2:39(Russell Garcia) / arr: Russell Garcia
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2212 — Don Fagerquist: Portrait of a Great Jazz Artist   (2005)
Cristal (Fr.) CD321 — Trumpet Angels   (2007)
d. K1631 Aren't You Glad You're You - 2:32(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Russell Garcia
e. K1632 Palo Alto - 2:21(Russell Garcia) / arr: Russell Garcia
f. K1633 Good Humor - 2:11(Russell Garcia) / arr: Russell Garcia
All titles on: Kapp LP 12"KL 1050 — Listen To the Music of Russell Garcia and His Orchestra   (1957)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2203 — Los Angeles River   (2005)

Red Norvo (vib) on f.

The bassist may be Curtis Counce (see Fresh Sound FSR 2203). John Towner Williams is featured on track a; Murray McEachern on track b; Don Fagerquist on track c; Howard Roberts on track d; Herb Geller on track e; Red Norvo on track f.


Date: July 23, 1956
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Kapp
Listen To the Music of Russell Garcia and His Orchestra

Russell Garcia (ldr), Buddy Childers, Don Fagerquist, Maynard Ferguson, Wesley Hensel, Cappy Lewis (t), Harry Betts, James Henderson, Joe Howard, Murray McEachern, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), Herb Geller (as), Bill Ulyate (bar), Red Norvo (vib), Howard Roberts (g), John Towner Williams (p), Curtis Counce (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Jack Costanzo (bo), Russell Garcia (con)

a. K1648 I Lead a Charmed Life - 3:31(Russell Garcia, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Russell Garcia
b. K1649 I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - 3:39(Doc Dougherty, Ellis Reynolds, Al J. Neiburg) / arr: Russell Garcia
c. K1650 Never Never Land - 3:40(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) / arr: Russell Garcia
d. K1651 When I Go, I Go All the Way - 2:47(Russell Garcia, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Russell Garcia
e. K1652 The Boy Next Door - 3:29(Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) / arr: Russell Garcia
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2212 — Don Fagerquist: Portrait of a Great Jazz Artist   (2005)
f. K1728 Coronado - 3:52(Russell Garcia) / arr: Russell Garcia
All titles on: Kapp LP 12"KL 1050 — Listen To the Music of Russell Garcia and His Orchestra   (1957)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2203 — Los Angeles River   (2005)

Red Norvo (vib) on b; Jack Costanzo (bo) on f.

The bassist may be Max Bennett (see Fresh Sound FSR 2203). Howard Roberts is featured on track a; Red Norvo on track b; Herb Geller on track c; Murray McEachern on track d; Don Fagerquist on track e; John Towner Williams on track f.


Date: August 1, 1956
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Rex Middleton's Hi-Fi's

Rex Middleton (ldr), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t), Herb Geller (as), Barney Kessel (g), Buddy Bregman (con), Leroy Boyer, Shirley Kennedy, Tony Locke, Rex Middleton, Ernest Washington (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. 20200-4 Sometimes I'm Happy - 2:03(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) / arr: Buddy Bregman, Rex Middleton
b. 20201-10 The Lamp Is Low - 1:51(Maurice Ravel, Peter De Rose, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Buddy Bregman, Rex Middleton
c. 20202-7 Moonglow - 3:01(Will Hudson, Eddie De Lange, Irving Mills) / arr: Buddy Bregman, Rex Middleton
Karusell (Swd.) EPVEP 5021 — Rex Middleton's Hi-Fi's   (1957)
d. 20203-2 Every Day I Have the Blues - 3:51(Aaron 'Pinetop' Sparks, Memphis Slim (Peter Chatman, John Len Chatman), William York) / arr: Buddy Bregman, Rex Middleton
e. 20204-10 It's All Right with Me - 2:35(Cole Porter) / arr: Buddy Bregman, Rex Middleton
Karusell (Swd.) EPVEP 5021 — Rex Middleton's Hi-Fi's   (1957)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 2035 — Rex Middleton's Hi-Fi's   (1956)

This is Rex Middleton and his Hi-Fi's vocal group backed by Buddy Bregman and his orchestra. Vocal arrangements are by Middleton. No source has been found as yet for the complete big band personnel which probably resembles those on the June 11-12, 1956 Bing Crosby Verve sessions. Herb Geller is the alto saxophone soloist on tracks a and b (confirmed by him by email July 2012). The muted trumpet heard on track c sounds very much like Harry 'Sweets' Edison. The guitar solo on track e sounds very much like Barney Kessel. The rest of the tracks on the LP do not involve a big band, just a quartet (p, b, g, d).


Date: September 8, 1956
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Birdland Dream Band

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Al Derisi, Joe Ferrante, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (t), Maynard Ferguson (t, vtb), Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Herb Geller (as), Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts), Ernie Wilkins (bar), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Jimmy Campbell (d)

a. G4PB7124 (tk. 1)alt Lady Bug - 3:23(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
b. G4PB7124 (tk. 3)bd Lady Bug - 2:38(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
c. G4PB7124 (tk. 5) Lady Bug - 3:13(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
d. G4PB7125 (tk. 2)alt Rosebud - 2:27(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
e. G4PB7125 (tk. 7)alt Rosebud - 2:31(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
f. G4PB7125 (tk. 8) Rosebud - 2:34(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
g. G4PB7126 (tk. 1)alt Still Water Stomp - 4:01(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
h. G4PB7126 (tk. 4)alt Still Water Stomp - 4:00(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
i. G4PB7126 (tk. 5) Still Water Stomp - 3:49(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
j. G4PB7127 (tk. 2)alt Blue Birdland - 4:08(Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
k. G4PB7127 (tk. 5) Blue Birdland - 4:11(Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
Sony/BMG CD88697 05164-2 — The Essential Maynard Ferguson   (2007)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
All titles on: Bluebird (Eu.) CD09026 63873 2 — The Birdland Dream Band   (2002)

Maynard Ferguson (vtb) on a-c, g-i.

Horn soloist order:
Tracks a-c - Ferguson (vtb), Geller, Cohn
Tracks d-f - Cohn, Johnson, Cohn
Tracks g-i - Ferguson (vtb), Cohn, Travis
Tracks j-k - trumpet (possibly Royal), Johnson


Date: September 11, 1956
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Birdland Dream Band

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Al Derisi, Joe Ferrante, Nick Travis (t), Maynard Ferguson (t, vtb), Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb), Herb Geller (as), Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts), Ernie Wilkins (bar), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Jimmy Campbell (d)

a. G4PB7128 (tk. 12) Great Guns - 3:13(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
b. G4PB7129 (tk. 5) Button Nose - 2:38(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
c. G4PB7130 (tk. 4) Maynard the Fox - 2:48(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
ASV/Living Era (Eng.) CDCDAJA 5659 — Wow! The Formative Years   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
d. G4PB7131 (tk. 14) Somebody Wants Me down There - 4:03(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
Sony/BMG CD88697 05164-2 — The Essential Maynard Ferguson   (2007)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
e. G4PB7132 (tk. 6) More West - 2:32(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
RCA Victor (Eu.) CD74321 90331-2 — RCA Victor Gold Series: Is Jazz!   (2002)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
f. G4PB7133 (tk. 8) That Jones Boy - 2:55(Manny Albam) / arr: Manny Albam
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
g. G4PB7134 (tk. 2) The Wailing Boat - 3:07(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
Bluebird CD07863 66084-2 — RCA Victor Jazz: The First Half Century - The 20's - 60's   (1992)
RCA Victor CD09026 63343 2 — Big Band: More Greatest Hits   (1998)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
Sony/BMG CD88697 05164-2 — The Essential Maynard Ferguson   (2007)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
ASV/Living Era (Eng.) CDCDAJA 5659 — Wow! The Formative Years   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
h. G4PB7135 (tk. 2)alt Little Girl Kimbi - 3:26(Johnny Mandel) / arr: Johnny Mandel
All titles on: Bluebird (Eu.) CD09026 63873 2 — The Birdland Dream Band   (2002)

Maynard Ferguson (vtb) on d, g.

Tracks a-d were recorded at the 1:00 PM session and e-h at the 4:45 PM session.

Horn soloist order:
Track a - Geller, Travis
Track b - Johnson, Cohn, Johnson
Track c - Cleveland, Travis, Ferguson (t)
Track d - Travis, Ferguson (vtb), Johnson
Track e - Cohn, Ferguson (t), Geller, Ferguson (t), Cohn
Track f - Feature for Hank Jones
Track g - Cleveland, Ferguson (and exchanges), Travis, Ferguson (and exchanges)
Track h - Geller, Ferguson (t)


Date: September 14, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Bix, Duke, Fats (11-piece ensemble)

Tom Talbert (ldr), Joe Wilder (t), Eddie Bert (tb), Jim Buffington (frh), Herb Geller (as), Joe Soldo (as, f), Aaron Sachs (ts, cl), Danny Bank (bar, bcl), Barry Galbraith (g), Claude Williamson (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. 2138 Prelude to a Kiss - 2:16(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Irving Gordon) / arr: Tom Talbert
b. 2139 Green Night and Orange Bright - 7:17(Tom Talbert) / arr: Tom Talbert
c. 2140 Do Nothing till You Hear from Me (Concerto for Cootie) - 7:03(Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Tom Talbert
d. 2140 Ko - Ko(Duke Ellington) / arr: Tom Talbert
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"1250 — Bix, Duke, Fats   (1956)
Sea Breeze CDCDB 3013 — Bix, Duke, Fats   (1994)
Modern Concepts CDMC 0001 — Bix, Duke, Fats   (1994)
Essential Music Group CDEMG 1100 — Discover Jazz: Bix, Duke, Fats   (2000)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10341 — Bix, Duke, Fats and More   (2008)

c, d performed as medley.

Claude Williamson (p) on b.

Tracks c and d comprise a medley 7:03 in duration.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller
Track b - Geller, Wilder, Galbraith, Wilder, Bert, Sachs (ts), Geller, Williamson, Galbraith
Track c - Galbraith, Bert, Geller, Wilder, Geller
Track d - Geller, Sachs (ts), Wilder


Date: September 24, 1956
Location: Studio 2, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Maynard Ferguson (t, vtb), Joe Ferrante, Stan Fishelson, Al Stewart (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb), Herb Geller (as), Al Cohn, Frankie Socolow (ts), Ernie Wilkins (bar), Hank Jones (p), Arnold Fishkind (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. G4JB7136 (tk. 4) Mogo - 3:28(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
b. G4JB7137 (tk. 5) Early Hours - 3:48(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
c. G4JB7138 (tk. 8) Tell Me Funky - 2:38(Willie Maiden) / arr: Willie Maiden
d. G4JB7139 (tk. 6) Geller's Cellar (Morgan's Organ, Ernie's Blues) - 3:59(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
All titles on: Vik LP 12"LX 1077 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1977)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58057 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1998)
RCA (Fr.) CD82876 55566 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (2003)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)

Maynard Ferguson (vtb) on a, c.

Session records indicate that the drummer is Jimmy Campbell but aural evidence clearly suggests Osie Johnson who may have been a last minute replacement. Track d has many additional titles: "Glen's Den," "Boss's Basement," "Moss Is Boss," "Stay Loose With Bruce," "Katimavik," "Some Blues," "All Get On With Yvonne" and "Watch the Ford Go By." There may be more.

Horn soloist order:
Track a - Ferguson (vtb), unknown trumpet, Ferguson (t)
Track b - Travis, Cohn, Ferguson (t)
Track c - Ferguson (vtb), Cohn, Ferguson (t)
Track d - Geller


Date: September 25, 1956
Location: Studio 2, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Birdland Dream Band

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Al Derisi, Maynard Ferguson, Joe Ferrante, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (t), Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb), Herb Geller (as), Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts), Ernie Wilkins (bar), Hank Jones (p), Arnold Fishkind (b), Don Lamond (d)

a. G4PB7135 (tk. 5)alt Little Girl Kimbi - 4:06(Johnny Mandel) / arr: Johnny Mandel
b. G4PB7135 (tk. 10) Little Girl Kimbi - 3:53(Johnny Mandel) / arr: Johnny Mandel
Vik LP 12"LX 1070 — The Birdland Dream Band   (1957)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58110 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 1   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
Both titles on: Bluebird (Eu.) CD09026 63873 2 — The Birdland Dream Band   (2002)

Horn soloist order: Geller, Ferguson.


Date: September 25, 1956 (2:00 PM Session)
Location: Studio 2, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Al Derisi, Joe Ferrante, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (t), Maynard Ferguson (t, vtb), Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb), Herb Geller (as), Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts), Ernie Wilkins (bar), Hank Jones (p), Arnold Fishkind (b), Don Lamond (d)

a. G4JB7140 (tk. 2)alt Free Lee - 2:38(Manny Albam) / arr: Manny Albam
b. G4JB7140 (tk. 13) Free Lee - 2:42(Manny Albam) / arr: Manny Albam
Vik LP 12"LX 1077 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1977)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58057 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1998)
Sony/BMG CD88697 05164-2 — The Essential Maynard Ferguson   (2007)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
c. G4JB7141 (tk. 1)alt Say It with Trumpets - 3:44(Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
d. G4JB7141 (tk. 13&14) Say It with Trumpets - 3:00(Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
Vik LP 12"LX 1077 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1977)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58057 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
ASV/Living Era (Eng.) CDCDAJA 5659 — Wow! The Formative Years   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
e. G4JB7142 (tk. 17&20) You Said It (Stand up and Preach) - 2:56(Manny Albam) / arr: Manny Albam
Vik LP 12"LX 1077 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1977)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58057 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
ASV/Living Era (Eng.) CDCDAJA 5659 — Wow! The Formative Years   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
All titles on: RCA (Fr.) CD82876 55566 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (2003)

Maynard Ferguson (vtb) on a-b.

Session records indicate that the drummer is Jimmy Campbell but aural evidence supports Don Lamond.

Horn soloist order:
Tracks a-b - Johnson, Ferguson (vtb), Cohn, Geller
Tracks c-d - Ferguson (t) and trumpet section
Track e - Ferguson (t)


Date: September 25, 1956 (6:00 PM Session)
Location: Studio 2, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Al Derisi, Maynard Ferguson, Joe Ferrante, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb), Herb Geller (as), Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts), Ernie Wilkins (bar), Hank Jones (p), Arnold Fishkind (b), Don Lamond (d), unknown (per)

a. 5G4JB7143 (tk. 1)alt Everybody Moan - 4:51(Ernie Wilkins, Jack Lewis) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. 5G4JB7143 (tk. 7) Everybody Moan - 4:21(Ernie Wilkins, Jack Lewis) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Vik LP 12"LX 1077 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1977)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58057 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1998)
Sony/BMG CD88697 05164-2 — The Essential Maynard Ferguson   (2007)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
ASV/Living Era (Eng.) CDCDAJA 5659 — Wow! The Formative Years   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
c. 5G4JB7144 (tk. 1)alt Sleep Softly - 3:24(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
d. 5G4JB7144 (tk. 3) Sleep Softly - 3:26(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Vik LP 12"LX 1077 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1977)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58057 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
e. 5G4JB7146 (tk. 1) Cervezita - 3:03(Willie Maiden) / arr: Willie Maiden
Vik LP 12"LX 1077 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1977)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
Bluebird CD6455-2-RB — The Birdland Dream Band   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58057 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
All titles on: RCA (Fr.) CD82876 55566 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (2003)

unknown (per) on e.

Horn soloist order:
Tracks a-b - Johnson, Wilkins, Cohn, Ferguson
Tracks c-d - Cleveland, Geller, Ferguson
Track e - Travis, Geller, Ferguson


Date: September 25, 1956 (10:00 PM Session)
Location: Studio 2, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Al Derisi, Maynard Ferguson, Joe Ferrante, Al Stewart (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo (tb), Herb Geller (as), Al Cohn, Budd Johnson (ts), Ernie Wilkins (bar), Hank Jones (p), Arnold Fishkind (b), Don Lamond (d)

a. 5G4JB7145 (tk. 14) Straight Up - 3:36(Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
Vik LP 12"LX 1077 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1977)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58057 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1998)
Sony/BMG CD88697 05164-2 — The Essential Maynard Ferguson   (2007)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
b. 5G4JB7147 (tk. 2)alt Nightmare Alley (Herb's Dream) - 4:26(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
c. 5G4JB7147 (tk. 4) Nightmare Alley (Herb's Dream) - 3:26(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
Vik LP 12"LX 1077 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1977)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43841 — Maynard Ferguson Conducts the Birdland Dreamband, Vol. 1 & 2   (1982)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 58057 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 470 — Maynard Ferguson and His Birdland Dream Band   (2007)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Straight Up   (2010)
All titles on: RCA (Fr.) CD82876 55566 2 — The Birdland Dream Band, Volume 2   (2003)

Horn soloist order:
Track a - Cleveland, Ferguson
Tracks b-c - Geller


Date: October 23, 1956
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Kapp
Modern Jazz Gallery (big band)

Marty Paich (ldr), Conte Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Ed Leddy (t), Bob Burgess, Bob Fitzpatrick (tb), Herb Geller (as), Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins (ts), Marty Berman (bar), unknown (f), Marty Paich (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. K1856 Coldwater Canyon Blues (Blues For Kapp) - 4:17(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
b. K1857 Times Square - 2:21(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
c. K1858 Velvet (Lonely Time) - 3:51(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
d. K1859 Four Blow Fours - 2:30(composer unknown) / arr: Marty Paich
All titles on: Kapp LP 12"KXL 5001 — Modern Jazz Gallery: A Notable Exhibition By West Coast Jazz Artists   (1957)
London (Eng.) LP 12"LTZ R15083/84 — Modern Jazz Gallery: A Notable Exhibition By West Coast Jazz Artists   (1957)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"252282-1 — Modern Jazz Gallery: A Notable Exhibition By West Coast Jazz Artists   (1985)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2217 — Paich-ence: The Unique Orchestral Sound Of Marty Paich - Complete Studio Sessions As a Leader 1955-1956   (2006)
Cheesecake Records (Sp.) CD8242 — I Get a Boot Out of You   (2014)

unknown (f) on c.

"Modern Jazz Gallery" was a double LP that featured, in addition to the Paich band, ensembles led by Med Flory, Russell Garcia, Warne Marsh, John Towner Williams and Billy Usselton. Track c is called "Lonely Time."

Soloists:
Track a - Fagerquist, Geller, probably Kamuca, Candoli
Track b - Geller, Kamuca
Track c - Perkins
Track d - Geller/Fagerquist/Kamuca/Perkins (4-bar exchanges)


Date: November 9, 1956
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar (octet)

Howard Roberts (ldr), Bob Cooper, Don Davidson, Harry Klee (ww), Herb Geller (as), Howard Roberts (g), Marty Paich (p), Jules Bertaux (b), Alvin Stoller (d)

a. 20582-13 The Innocents - 4:37(Jack Montrose) / arr: Jack Montrose
b. 20583-21 My Shining Hour - 2:13(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Bob Enevoldsen
Both titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 8192 — Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar   (1957)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33C 9038 — Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar   (1957)
Verve LP 12"V 8192 — Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar   (1961)
Verve LP 12"V/V6 8662 — The Velvet Groove   (1966)
Polydor (Jpn.) LP 12"UMV 2673 — Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar   (1981)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 478 — Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar   (2008)

Woodwinds heard are clarinet, flute, oboe, tenor and baritone saxophone.

Soloists:
Track a - Roberts, Geller, Cooper (ts), Paich
Track b - Roberts, Geller, Paich


Date: November 10 & 11, 1956
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Bethlehem
Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire (with dectet)

Marty Paich, Mel Torme (ldr), Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist (t), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb, ts), Vincent De Rosa (frh), Albert Pollan (tu), Herb Geller (as), Jack Montrose (ts), Jack DuLong (bar), Max Bennett (b), Alvin Stoller (d), unknown (per), Mel Torme (v)

a. Nice Work if You Can Get It - 3:09(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Marty Paich
London (Eng.) EPEZN 19027 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire, Part 1   (1957)
Parlophone (Eng.) EPGEP 8830 — Mel Sings While Marty Swings   (1961)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53010 — Lulu's Back In Town   (1990)
Rhino CDR2 71589 — The Mel Torme Collection 1944-1985   (1996)
Shout! Factory CDDK 37985 — Mel Torme: The Bethlehem Years   (2005)
Back Up (Du.) CD73138 — Fascinating Rhythm   (2007)
Fremeaux & Associes (Fr.) CD5281 — Jazz West Coast: From Hollywood To Los Angeles, 1950-1958   (2010)
Jazzlib Digital Download — Careless Hands   (2011)
Sky Lounge Digital Download — Easy Going   (2011)
Saar SRL Digital Download — Jazz In Love: 100 Jazz Love Songs   (2011)
Unique Jazz Digital Download — Mel Torme Sings Swing   (2011)
Prime Jazz Music Digital Download — Swing Times   (2011)
b. Something's Gotta Give - 3:58(Johnny Mercer) / arr: Marty Paich
London (Eng.) EPEZN 19028 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire, Part 2   (1957)
Parlophone (Eng.) EPGEP 8830 — Mel Sings While Marty Swings   (1961)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53010 — Lulu's Back In Town   (1990)
Rhino CDR2 71589 — The Mel Torme Collection 1944-1985   (1996)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11277 — Johnny Mercer Songbook: Blues In the Night   (2005)
Shout! Factory CDDK 37985 — Mel Torme: The Bethlehem Years   (2005)
Back Up (Du.) CD73138 — Fascinating Rhythm   (2007)
Prime Jazz Music Digital Download — Soft and Mellow   (2011)
c. A Foggy Day - 2:45(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Marty Paich
London (Eng.) EPEZN 19027 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire, Part 1   (1957)
Fabbri (It.) LP 12"GDJ 94 — I Grandi del Jazz: Mel Torme   
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53010 — Lulu's Back In Town   (1990)
Rhino CDR2 71589 — The Mel Torme Collection 1944-1985   (1996)
Saar SRL Digital Download — Jazz In Love: 100 Jazz Love Songs   (2011)
d. A Fine Romance - 3:01(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Marty Paich
London (Eng.) EPEZN 19027 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire, Part 1   (1957)
Fabbri (It.) LP 12"GDJ 94 — I Grandi del Jazz: Mel Torme   
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53010 — Lulu's Back In Town   (1990)
Back Up (Du.) CD73138 — Fascinating Rhythm   (2007)
Promo Sound Digital Download — This Jazz: The Best of Jazz   (2011)
e. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - 3:27(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Marty Paich
London (Eng.) EPEZN 19028 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire, Part 2   (1957)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53010 — Lulu's Back In Town   (1990)
Verse Music Group, LLC Digital Download — Bethlehem Records, Volume 1   (2011)
Cherished Records Digital Download — Jazz Vocal Gems   (2014)
f. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails - 3:10(Irving Berlin) / arr: Marty Paich
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53010 — Lulu's Back In Town   (1990)
g. The Way You Look Tonight - 2:22(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Marty Paich
London (Eng.) EPEZN 19027 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire, Part 1   (1957)
Parlophone (Eng.) EPGEP 8830 — Mel Sings While Marty Swings   (1961)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53010 — Lulu's Back In Town   (1990)
Rhino CDR2 71589 — The Mel Torme Collection 1944-1985   (1996)
Shout! Factory CDDK 37985 — Mel Torme: The Bethlehem Years   (2005)
Unique Jazz Digital Download — Mel Torme Sings Swing   (2011)
Prime Jazz Music Digital Download — Swing Times   (2011)
h. The Piccolino - 2:34(Irving Berlin) / arr: Marty Paich
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53010 — Lulu's Back In Town   (1990)
i. They Can't Take That Away from Me - 3:02(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Marty Paich
London (Eng.) EPEZN 19028 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire, Part 2   (1957)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53010 — Lulu's Back In Town   (1990)
Shout! Factory CDDK 37985 — Mel Torme: The Bethlehem Years   (2005)
Back Up (Du.) CD73138 — Fascinating Rhythm   (2007)
Saar SRL Digital Download — Jazz In Love: 100 Jazz Love Songs   (2011)
j. Cheek to Cheek - 2:58(Irving Berlin) / arr: Marty Paich
London (Eng.) EPEZN 19028 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire, Part 2   (1957)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53010 — Lulu's Back In Town   (1990)
Rhino CDR2 71589 — The Mel Torme Collection 1944-1985   (1996)
Definitive (Sp.) CDDRCD 11278 — Irving Berlin Songbook: Cheek To Cheek   (2005)
Verse Music Group, LLC Digital Download — Bethlehem Records, Volume 1   (2011)
Jazzlib Digital Download — Careless Hands   (2011)
Sky Lounge Digital Download — Easy Going   (2011)
Unique Jazz Digital Download — Mel Torme Sings Swing   (2011)
Prime Jazz Music Digital Download — Swing Times   (2011)
Verse Music Group, LLC Digital Download — A Bethlehem Valentine   (2013)
Cherished Records Digital Download — Jazz Vocal Gems   (2014)
k. Let's Face the Music and Dance - 2:19(Irving Berlin) / arr: Marty Paich
Parlophone (Eng.) EPGEP 8830 — Mel Sings While Marty Swings   (1961)
Giants of Jazz (It.) CD53010 — Lulu's Back In Town   (1990)
Back Up (Du.) CD73138 — Fascinating Rhythm   (2007)
l. They All Laughed - 2:30(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Marty Paich
All titles on: Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6013 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire   (1957)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6022 — Mel Torme Loves Fred Astaire   (1976)
CBS (Jpn.) LP 12"22AP 132 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire   (1977)
Bethlehem (Fr.) LP 12"BTM 6807 — Mel Torme Loves Fred Astaire   (1981)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 107 — Torme Sings Astaire   (1983)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 7109BE — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire   
Bethlehem CD20-30082 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire   (1986)
Charly (Eng.) CD96 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire   (1988)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCY 9927 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire   (1989)
Rhino CDR2 75961 — A Very Special Time   (1999)
Toshiba (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 62078 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire   (2000)
Charly (Eng.) CDCDGR 124 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire   (2000)
Rhino CDR2 79847 — Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire   (2000)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2230 — The 1956 Torme-Paich Legendary Sessions   (2006)

unknown (per) on c-d, h.

Clave is heard on track h. Chimes are heard on tracks c and d. Herb Geller solos on tracks d, g and j. Other soloists are Fagerquist (tracks f, j, k), Enevoldsen (vtb - tracks g, i) and Montrose (track j).


Date: November 21, 1956
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Verve
Bass Hit! (12-piece band)

Ray Brown (ldr), Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Ray Linn (t), Herbie Harper (tb), Jack DuLong, Herb Geller (as), Jimmy Giuffre, Bill Holman (ts), Herb Ellis (g), Jimmy Rowles (p), Ray Brown (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Marty Paich (con)

a. 4049-6 Little Toe - 4:47(Ray Brown) / arr: Marty Paich
Verve LP 12"MGV 8022 — Bass Hit!   (1957)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33C 9037 — Blues For Sylvia   (1957)
Verve LP 12"V 8022 — Bass Hit!   (1961)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 1131 — The Genius of Ray Brown   
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 2519 — The Genius of Ray Brown   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 506_2 — Ray Brown the Man: The Complete Recordings 1946-1959   (2009)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 400 — Ray Brown: Seven Classic Albums   (2013)
b. 4050-7 All of You - 3:54(Cole Porter) / arr: Marty Paich
Verve LP 12"MGV 8022 — Bass Hit!   (1957)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33C 9037 — Blues For Sylvia   (1957)
Verve LP 12"V 8022 — Bass Hit!   (1961)
Verve CD314 559 705-2 — Ultimate Ray Brown   (1999)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 506_2 — Ray Brown the Man: The Complete Recordings 1946-1959   (2009)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 400 — Ray Brown: Seven Classic Albums   (2013)
c. 4051-6 Everything I Have Is Yours - 4:24(Burton Lane, Harold Adamson) / arr: Marty Paich
Verve LP 12"MGV 8022 — Bass Hit!   (1957)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33C 9037 — Blues For Sylvia   (1957)
Verve LP 12"V 8022 — Bass Hit!   (1961)
Verve CD314 559 705-2 — Ultimate Ray Brown   (1999)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 506_2 — Ray Brown the Man: The Complete Recordings 1946-1959   (2009)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 400 — Ray Brown: Seven Classic Albums   (2013)
d. 4052-3 Alone Together - 4:42(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: Marty Paich
Verve LP 12"MGV 8022 — Bass Hit!   (1957)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33C 9037 — Blues For Sylvia   (1957)
Verve LP 12"V 8022 — Bass Hit!   (1961)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 1131 — The Genius of Ray Brown   
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 2519 — The Genius of Ray Brown   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 506_2 — Ray Brown the Man: The Complete Recordings 1946-1959   (2009)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 400 — Ray Brown: Seven Classic Albums   (2013)
e. 4053-1 (4050-1)bd After You've Gone - 0:04(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Marty Paich
f. 4053-2 (4050-2)bd After You've Gone - 0:36(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Marty Paich
g. 4053-3 (4050-3)bd After You've Gone - 0:06(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Marty Paich
h. 4053-4 (4050-4) After You've Gone - 2:37(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Marty Paich
i. 4053-5 (4050-5) After You've Gone - 2:45(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Marty Paich
j. 4053-6 (4050-6)bd After You've Gone - 0:02(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Marty Paich
k. 4053-7 (4050-7)bd After You've Gone - 0:34(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Marty Paich
l. 4053-8 (4050-8)bd After You've Gone - 0:40(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Marty Paich
m. 4053-9 (4050-9) After You've Gone - 2:42(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Marty Paich
n. 4053-10 (4050-10) After You've Gone - 2:41(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Marty Paich
All titles on: Verve CD314 559 829-2 — Bass Hit!   (1999)

"After You've Gone" was originally given the master number 4050 but that was later changed to 4053. On the 1999 Verve CD reissue, Norman Granz is heard using 4050 to identify each of the 10 takes. Timings shown are for the actual performances or fragments thereof only and do not include studio chatter. Fresh Sound 560 includes a version of "After You've Gone" but I don't know which take. The soloists on "After You've Gone" are Brown and Geller.

Other Soloists:
Track a - Brown, Geller, Edison/Brown (4-bar exchanges), Edison, Brown
Track b - Brown, Giuffre, Brown
Track c - Brown, Ellis, Brown
Track d - Brown, Giuffre, Geller, Brown, Edison, Brown


Date: November 23, 1956
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Verve
Bass Hit! (12-piece band)

Ray Brown (ldr), Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (t), Herbie Harper (tb), Jack DuLong, Herb Geller (as), Jimmy Giuffre (ts, cl), Bill Holman (ts), Herb Ellis (g), Jimmy Rowles (p), Ray Brown (b), Mel Lewis (d), Marty Paich (con)

a. 4054-20 Will You Still Be Mine? - 3:38(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair) / arr: Marty Paich
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33C 9037 — Blues For Sylvia   (1957)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 1131 — The Genius of Ray Brown   
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 2519 — The Genius of Ray Brown   
Verve CD314 559 705-2 — Ultimate Ray Brown   (1999)
b. 4055-6 My Foolish Heart - 4:04(Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: Marty Paich
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33C 9037 — Blues For Sylvia   (1957)
c. 4056-4 Blues for Sylvia - 4:58(Ray Brown, Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33C 9037 — Blues For Sylvia   (1957)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 1131 — The Genius of Ray Brown   
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 2519 — The Genius of Ray Brown   
d. 4057-8 Blues for Lorraine - 3:17(Ray Brown, Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33C 9037 — Blues For Sylvia   (1957)
e. 4058-7 Solo for Unaccompanied Bass (Cat Without a Playmate) - 2:26(Ray Brown)
Playboy LP 12"PB 1958 — The Playboy Jazz All Stars, Vol. 2   (1958)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 1131 — The Genius of Ray Brown   
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 2519 — The Genius of Ray Brown   
Verve CD314 559 705-2 — Ultimate Ray Brown   (1999)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 8022 — Bass Hit!   (1957)
Verve LP 12"V 8022 — Bass Hit!   (1961)
Verve CD314 559 829-2 — Bass Hit!   (1999)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 506_2 — Ray Brown the Man: The Complete Recordings 1946-1959   (2009)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 400 — Ray Brown: Seven Classic Albums   (2013)

Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t) on a-d; Conrad Gozzo (t) on a-d; Ray Linn (t) on a-d; Herbie Harper (tb) on a-d; Jack DuLong (as) on a-d; Herb Geller (as) on a-d; Jimmy Giuffre (ts) on a-d, (cl) on b-c; Bill Holman (ts) on a-d; Herb Ellis (g) on a-d; Jimmy Rowles (p) on a-d; Mel Lewis (d) on a-d; Marty Paich (con) on a-d.

Track c begins with a bass solo called "Bass Introduction" on the reissues. Track d ends with a bass solo called "Bass Conclusion" on the reissues. Playboy PB 1958 and Fresh Sound 560 list track e as "Cat Without a Playmate."

Soloists:
Track a - Brown, Geller, Edison, Giuffre (ts), Brown (call and response with ensemble), Rowles, Brown
Track b - Brown, Edison, Giuffre (cl), Brown
Track c - Brown, Edison, Brown, Giuffre (cl), Edison, Ellis
Track d - Brown, Ellis, Geller, Edison, Lewis, Brown
Track e - Brown


Date: December 20, 1956
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Swinging Kicks (big band)

Buddy Bregman (ldr), Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (t), Milt Bernhart, George Roberts, Frank Rosolino, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), Herb Geller, Bud Shank (as), Georgie Auld, Bob Cooper, Ben Webster (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bar), Al Hendrickson (g), Andre Previn, Paul Smith (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Buddy Bregman (con)

a. 20488-5 Derek's Blues - 2:49(Buddy Bregman) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 45V 10107   (1957)
b. 20489-2 Terror Ride - 2:15(Buddy Bregman) / arr: Buddy Bregman
c. 20490-4 The Flight - 3:46(Buddy Bregman) / arr: Buddy Bregman
d. 20491-4 Lost Keys - 1:51(Buddy Bregman) / arr: Buddy Bregman
e. 20492-3 Bada Blues - 2:56(Buddy Bregman) / arr: Buddy Bregman
f. 20493-1 Gage Flips - 2:13(Buddy Bregman) / arr: Buddy Bregman
g. 20494-2 End of Party - 1:18(Buddy Bregman) / arr: Buddy Bregman
h. 20495-3 Wild Party - 3:22(Buddy Bregman) / arr: Buddy Bregman
Verve 45V 10107   (1957)
i. 20496-1 Tom's Idea - 2:02(Buddy Bregman) / arr: Buddy Bregman
j. 20497-4 Kicks Is in Love - 3:18(Buddy Bregman) / arr: Buddy Bregman
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 2042 — Swinging Kicks   (1957)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1154 — I Love Listening To Buddy Bregman Playing Music from "Wild Party"   (1958)
Verve LP 12"MGVS 6013 — Swinging Kicks   (1960)
Verve LP 12"V/V6 2042 — Swinging Kicks   (1961)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"23MJ 3363 — Swinging Kicks   (1983)
Verve CD314 559 514-2 — Swinging Kicks   (1999)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 2262 — Buddy Bregman: A Jazz Portrait of the Hollywood Arranger - The Wild Party and Other Swinging Moments   (2013)

The titles come from a movie, The Wild Party (A.K.A. Step Down To Terror). Track j is performed by Previn and Webster only. Webster also solos on tracks a, e, h and i. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks. The alto saxophone soloist on tracks e and h is most likely Bud Shank.


The Bruyninckx, Lord and Ruppli/Porter Clef-Verve discographies all indicate that Herb Geller is part of a big band led by Buddy Bregman, backing vocalist Anita O'Day, on sessions of December 19 and 20, 1956. The resulting tracks were issued on Verve MGV 2043 ("Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day") and reissued on the 1992 Verve CD 314 517 329-2; however, this information is incorrect. The actual personnel can be found in the 1999 Mosaic Records box set, "The Complete Anita O'Day Verve/Clef Sessions" (MD9-188) and Geller is not present on either session.


Date: Early 1957
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Liberty
Hot Rod Rumble (with large orchestra)

Alexander 'Sandy' Courage (ldr), Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson, Max Harris, Ray Linn, Don Palladino (t), Russell Brown, Marshall Cram, James Henderson, Tommy Pederson, George Roberts, Frank Rosolino, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), Joseph Eger (frh), Georgie Auld, Bob Cooper, Jack Dumont, Dave Pell, Babe Russin, Bud Shank (sax), Herb Geller, Herman Gunkler, Mitchell Lurie (cl), William Gross, Maurice Stein (bcl), Morris Bercov, Sylvia Ruderman (f), Gerald Fried, Gordon Schoneberg (o), Barney Kessel (g), Claude Williamson (p), Buddy Clark, Joe Comfort (b), Shelly Manne (d), Alexander 'Sandy' Courage (con)

a. Main Title - 3:03(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
b. Rockin' with Arny - 2:10(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
c. Shack Hop - 1:54(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
d. Arny's Blues - 3:50(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
e. Dented Fender - 1:28(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
f. Chicken Race - 3:52(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
g. Big Arny - 1:15(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
h. Racy Drag - 1:23(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
i. Hot Rod Rock - 3:05(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
j. Jazz Dirge - 2:25(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
k. Night Chase - 4:14(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
l. The Race - 4:35(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
m. Mountain Rank - 2:45(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
n. End Title - 1:04(Alexander 'Sandy' Courage) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage
All titles on: Liberty LP 12"LRP 3048 — Hot Rod Rumble   (1957)

This is music from the soundtrack of the Allied Artists film "Hot Rod Rumble" directed by Leslie Martinson. Clearly more than one session was involved. The exact recording dates are unknown but since the movie was released on June 9, 1957, the sessions must have taken place in the first half of 1957 or even in 1956.


The Maynard Ferguson "Dream Band" performed at the Peacock Lane in Hollywood, CA at the end of December 1956 and early January 1957. Many of the sets were recorded by the noted engineer Wally Heider and the reel-to-reel tapes that resulted have been stored at the Library of Congress. Some of this material has been issued commercially (see below) and most of it has circulated among collectors for years. Trying to bring order to the tracks available from all the various sources is next to impossible because there exist multiple versions of many of the song titles. For reference purposes, the following is a summary of the materials held at the Library of Congress (Wally Heider Collection):

OCLC Number: 26211883
1 Tape Reel
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 4, 1957
1. Don't Take Your Love From Me
2. Give Me the Simple Life
3. My Funny Valentine
4. Still Water Stomp
5. Geller's Cellar
6. Lady Bug
7. More West
8. Goodbye, Mr. Chops
9. Rosebud

OCLC Number: 26212045
2 Tape Reels
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 4, 1957
Reel 1:
1. Blue Birdland
2. Geller's Cellar
3. My Funny Valentine
4. More West
5. Ain't Life Grand
6. Little Girl Kimbi
Reel 2:
1. Great Guns
2. Wailing Boat
3. Dancing Nightly
4. Velvet
5. Everybody Moan
6. My Funny Valentine
7. Herb's Dream
8. Bittersweet
9. Goodbye, Mr. Chops

OCLC Number: 26211891
2 Tape Reels
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 5, 1957
Reel 1:
1. Lady Bug
2. Button Nose
3. Still Water Stomp
4. Wailing Boat
Reel 2:
1. Stand Up and Preach (You Said It)
2. Velvet
3. Goodbye, Mr. Chops
4. Dancing Nightly
5. Ain't Life Grand
6. Still Water Stomp
7. Wailing Boat

OCLC Number: 26212053
4 Tape Reels
Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 6, 1957
Reel 1:
1. Blue Birdland
2. Great Guns
3. Lady Bug
4. My Funny Valentine
5. Dancing Nightly
6. Geller's Cellar
7. More West
Reel 2:
1. Goodbye, Mr. Chops
2. Still Water Stomp
3. Early Hours
4. Wailing Boat
5. Little Girl Kimbi
6. Rosebud
7. Wailing boat
Reel 3:
1. Lady Bug
2. Geller's Cellar
3. Stand Up and Preach (You Said It)
4. Velvet
5. Maynard the Fox
6. Christmas Medley
Reel 4:
1. Rosebud
2. Give Me the Simple Life
3. Groover Wailing
4. Early Hours
5. Little Girl Kimbi
6. Ain't Life Grand

There are three tracks apparently recorded by Heider during this period but not shown in the Library of Congress catalog listings above:
Free Lee 3:24 (issued on Artistry (Can.) 104, Fresh Sound FSCD 1016 and FSR-CD 346)
Inner Space 7:12
It's Only a Paper Moon 3:30


Date: January 4 & 5, 1957
Location: Peacock Lane, Los Angeles, CA
Label: [private recording]
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra Live

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Joe Burnett, Ed Leddy, Tom Slaney (t), Maynard Ferguson (t, vtb), Bob Burgess, Bob Fitzpatrick (tb), Herb Geller (as), Richie Kamuca, Nino Tempo (ts), Willie Maiden (bar), Paul Moer (p), Red Kelly (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Don't Take Your Love from Me - 3:13(Henry Nemo) / arr: Willie Maiden
unissued
b. Give Me the Simple Life - 2:44(Harry Ruby, Rube Bloom) / arr: Willie Maiden
unissued
c. My Funny Valentine - 3:45(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Willie Maiden
unissued
d. Still Water Stomp - 3:19(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
unissued
e. Geller's Cellar (Morgan's Organ, Ernie's Blues) - 5:19(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
unissued
f. Lady Bug - 2:46(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
Artistry (Can.) LP 12"104 — Maynard Ferguson and His Original Dreamband   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSCD 1016 — Maynard Ferguson and His Dreamband Orchestra '56   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
g. More West - 2:20(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
unissued
h. Goodbye Mr. Chops - 3:15(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Artistry (Can.) LP 12"104 — Maynard Ferguson and His Original Dreamband   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSCD 1016 — Maynard Ferguson and His Dreamband Orchestra '56   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
i. Rosebud - 2:58(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
unissued
j. Blue Birdland - 4:13(Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
unissued
k. Geller's Cellar (Morgan's Organ, Ernie's Blues) - 5:11(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
unissued
l. My Funny Valentine - 3:37(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Willie Maiden
unissued
m. More West - 2:09(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
Artistry (Can.) LP 12"104 — Maynard Ferguson and His Original Dreamband   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSCD 1016 — Maynard Ferguson and His Dreamband Orchestra '56   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
n. Ain't Life Grand - 2:58(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Artistry (Can.) LP 12"104 — Maynard Ferguson and His Original Dreamband   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSCD 1016 — Maynard Ferguson and His Dreamband Orchestra '56   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
o. Little Girl Kimbi - 6:28(Johnny Mandel) / arr: Johnny Mandel
unissued
p. Great Guns - 2:50(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Artistry (Can.) LP 12"104 — Maynard Ferguson and His Original Dreamband   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSCD 1016 — Maynard Ferguson and His Dreamband Orchestra '56   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
q. The Wailing Boat - 2:53(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
Artistry (Can.) LP 12"104 — Maynard Ferguson and His Original Dreamband   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSCD 1016 — Maynard Ferguson and His Dreamband Orchestra '56   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
r. Dancing Nitely - 4:13(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Artistry (Can.) LP 12"104 — Maynard Ferguson and His Original Dreamband   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSCD 1016 — Maynard Ferguson and His Dreamband Orchestra '56   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
s. Velvet (Lonely Time) - 4:36(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
Artistry (Can.) LP 12"104 — Maynard Ferguson and His Original Dreamband   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSCD 1016 — Maynard Ferguson and His Dreamband Orchestra '56   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
t. Everybody Moan - 5:15(Ernie Wilkins, Jack Lewis) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Los Angeles Jazz Institute/Lighthouse CDLAJI 002 — West Coast Rarities   (2003)
u. My Funny Valentine - 3:53(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Willie Maiden
unissued
v. Nightmare Alley (Herb's Dream) - 5:16(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
unissued
w. Bittersweet - 3:18(Willie Maiden) / arr: Willie Maiden
unissued
x. Goodbye Mr. Chops - 4:22(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
unissued
y. Lady Bug - 2:51(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
unissued
z. Button Nose - 2:36(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
unissued
aa. Still Water Stomp - 3:41(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
unissued
ab. The Wailing Boat - 2:48(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
unissued
ac. You Said It (Stand up and Preach) - 2:48(Manny Albam) / arr: Manny Albam
unissued
ad. Velvet (Lonely Time) - 4:10(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
unissued
ae. Goodbye Mr. Chops - 3:12(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
unissued
af. Dancing Nitely - 4:26(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
unissued
ag. Ain't Life Grand - 2:56(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
unissued
ah. Still Water Stomp - 3:33(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
unissued
ai. The Wailing Boat - 2:55(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
unissued

Maynard Ferguson (vtb) on b, d, f, h, q, x-y, aa-ab, ae, ah-ai.

These are recordings made by engineer Wally Heider (see above) and must represent several sets performed by the Ferguson band on these dates. I am not absolutely certain all of these tracks were performed on January 4 and 5. Some may have been performed on January 6. Timings shown do not include announcements or applause. The Fresh Sound CDs indicate these titles were recorded in December 1956; however, the Library of Congress Wally Heider collection includes recordings made at Peacock Lane only during January 4-6, 1957 and nothing from 1956. I cannot definitively rule out the possibility that some of these come from December 1956 since the provenance of the bootleg recordings of this material is unknown. Artistry (Can.) 104 and the Fresh Sound CDs include a title not found in the Library of Congress records: "Free Lee" (3:20). "Geller's Cellar" has many additional titles: "Glen's Den," "Boss's Basement," "Moss Is Boss," "Stay Loose With Bruce," "Katimavik," "Some Blues," "All Get On With Yvonne" and "Watch the Ford Go By." There may be more.

Herb Geller solos on tracks a, e-g, j-k, m-p, v, y and ag.


Date: January 6, 1957
Location: Peacock Lane, Los Angeles, CA
Label: [private recording]
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra Live

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Joe Burnett, Ed Leddy, Tom Slaney (t), Maynard Ferguson (t, vtb), Bob Burgess, Bob Fitzpatrick (tb), Herb Geller (as), Richie Kamuca, Nino Tempo (ts), Willie Maiden (bar), Paul Moer (p), Red Kelly (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Blue Birdland - 4:00(Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
b. Great Guns - 2:51(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
c. Lady Bug - 2:42(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
d. My Funny Valentine - 3:36(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Willie Maiden
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
e. Dancing Nitely - 4:15(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
f. Geller's Cellar (Morgan's Organ, Ernie's Blues) - 5:01(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
g. More West - 2:12(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
h. Goodbye Mr. Chops - 3:22(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
unissued
i. Still Water Stomp - 3:36(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
unissued
j. Early Hours - 4:23(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
k. The Wailing Boat(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
unissued
l. Little Girl Kimbi - 6:20(Johnny Mandel) / arr: Johnny Mandel
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
m. Rosebud - 2:41(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
n. The Wailing Boat(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
unissued
o. Lady Bug - 2:45(Al Cohn) / arr: Johnny Mandel
unissued
p. Geller's Cellar (Morgan's Organ, Ernie's Blues) - 4:39(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Johnny Mandel
unissued
q. You Said It (Stand up and Preach) - 2:37(Manny Albam) / arr: Manny Albam
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
r. Velvet (Lonely Time) - 4:41(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
unissued
s. Maynard the Fox - 2:36(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
Artistry (Can.) LP 12"104 — Maynard Ferguson and His Original Dreamband   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSCD 1016 — Maynard Ferguson and His Dreamband Orchestra '56   (1993)
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
t. The First Noel - 7:06(Traditional) / arr: Willie Maiden
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
u. White Christmas(Irving Berlin) / arr: Willie Maiden
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
v. O Come All Ye Faithful(Frederick Oakeley, John Wade) / arr: Willie Maiden
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
w. The Christmas Song(Mel Torme, Robert Wells) / arr: Willie Maiden
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
x. Silent Night(Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber) / arr: Willie Maiden
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
y. Jingle Bells(James S. Pierpont) / arr: Willie Maiden
Jazz Hour CDJH 1030 — Maynard Ferguson and His Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, January 6, 1957   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
z. Rosebud - 2:52(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
unissued
aa. Give Me the Simple Life - 2:33(Harry Ruby, Rube Bloom) / arr: Willie Maiden
unissued
ab. Groover Wailin' - 2:47(Johnny Mandel) / arr: Johnny Mandel
Artistry (Can.) LP 12"104 — Maynard Ferguson and His Original Dreamband   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSCD 1016 — Maynard Ferguson and His Dreamband Orchestra '56   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
ac. Early Hours - 4:08(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
Artistry (Can.) LP 12"104 — Maynard Ferguson and His Original Dreamband   (1984)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSCD 1016 — Maynard Ferguson and His Dreamband Orchestra '56   (1993)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 346 — Maynard Ferguson and His Swingin' Dream Band Orchestra Live At Peacock Lane, Hollywood, 1956-1957   (2004)
ad. Little Girl Kimbi - 6:37(Johnny Mandel) / arr: Johnny Mandel
unissued
ae. Ain't Life Grand - 3:03(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
unissued

t, u, v, w, x, y performed as medley.

Maynard Ferguson (vtb) on c, h-i, k, n-o, s, aa.

These are recordings made by engineer Wally Heider (see above) and must represent several sets performed by the Ferguson band on this date. I am not absolutely certain all of these tracks were performed on January 6. Some may have been performed on January 4 or 5. Timings shown do not include announcements or applause. The Library of Congress records indicate a total of 5 versions of "The Wailing Boat" in the Heider collection but only 3 have been accounted for and placed in the previous session. Tracks t-y comprise a medley, 7:06 in duration, called "Christmas For Moderns." Track x features an ensemble chorale. One may wonder why a Christmas medley would have been performed on January 6. In his announcement, Ferguson states that the performance was a special request from someone in the audience. "Geller's Cellar" has many additional titles: "Glen's Den," "Boss's Basement," "Moss Is Boss," "Stay Loose With Bruce," "Katimavik," "Some Blues," "All Get On With Yvonne" and "Watch the Ford Go By." There may be more.

Herb Geller solos on tracks a-c, f-g, l, o-p, ad and ae.


Date: 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Les Brown Big Band Transcription Session

Les Brown (ldr), unknown (t, p), Herb Geller (as), Others Unknown (var)

a. Swingin' at the Met - 2:32 arr: Frank Comstock
Hindsight CDHCD 408 — Les Brown: 22 Original Big Band Hits   (1987)
Solos:
a - unknown (p) 8 bars; Herb Geller (as) 36 bars (3 chrouses); unknown (t) 36 bars (3 choruses)

Little information is provided about the session from which this track (a fast blues) comes, but the alto saxophone solo sounds very much like Herb Geller. The liner notes to the CD suggest the personnel is made up of members of the 1956-1957 Les Brown band of which Geller was not a member. I think it is equally likely that the transcription sessions that produced the 22 tracks on the CD involved some of the many high-profile jazz-oriented studio musicians working in Los Angeles at the time. Although some of the other titles have alto saxophone solos, none of them sounds like Geller to me. I am grateful to Todd Selbert for bringing this CD to my attention.


Date: January 30, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers (big band)

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Al Porcino (t), Shorty Rogers (fh), Milt Bernhart, Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino (tb), John Halliburton (btb), Sam Rice (tu), Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman, Jack Montrose, Bill Perkins (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Pete Jolly (p), Red Mitchell (b), Stan Levey (d)

a. H2JB0313 Mountain Greenery - 6:12(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
b. H2JB0314 On a Desert Island with Thee - 5:19(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Both titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1428 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1957)
RCA Victor (Eng.) LP 12"RD 27018 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1957)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 43388 2 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1996)

Soloists:
Track a - Geller, Rogers, Perkins, Rosolino, Jolly, Mitchell, Geller, Rogers, Perkins, Rosolino, Jolly, Mitchell
Track b - Rogers, probably Bernhart, Jolly, Geller, Mitchell


Date: February 1, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers (big band)

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Al Porcino, Shorty Rogers (t), Milt Bernhart, Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino (tb), George Roberts (btb), Sam Rice (tu), Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman, Jack Montrose, Bill Perkins (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Pete Jolly (p), Red Mitchell (b), Stan Levey (d)

a. H2JB0317 I've Got Five Dollars - 3:42(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
RCA Victor (Eng.) LP 12"RD 27051 — New Sensations In Jazz   (1957)
b. H2JB0318 I Could Write a Book - 4:14(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Both titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1428 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1957)
RCA Victor (Eng.) LP 12"RD 27018 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1957)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 43388 2 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1996)

Soloists:
Track a - Rogers, trombone, Geller/probably Montrose (4-bar exchanges), Adams, Mitchell
Track b - Rogers, probably Bernhart, Geller, Adams, probably Perkins, Jolly, Mitchell


Date: February 4, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers (octet)

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Shorty Rogers (t, fh), Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Pete Jolly (p), Red Mitchell (b), Stan Levey (d)

a. H2JB0315 The Girl Friend - 3:47(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
b. H2JB0316 A Ship Without a Sail - 3:25(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
c. H2JB0319 Thou Swell - 3:21(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
RCA Victor (Eng.) LP 12"RD 27051 — New Sensations In Jazz   (1957)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1428 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1957)
RCA Victor (Eng.) LP 12"RD 27018 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1957)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 43388 2 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1996)

Soloists:
Track a - Mitchell (walking intro), Geller, Holman, Rogers (fh), Adams, Jolly, Mitchell
Track b - Geller, Holman, Rogers (fh), Adams, Jolly, Mitchell
Track c - Jolly (intro), Adams, Holman, Rogers (fh), Geller, Jolly, Mitchell, Levey


Date: February 4, 1957
Location: KABC-TV "Stars of Jazz" Show, Los Angeles, CA
Label: [television broadcast]
Stars of Jazz No. 31

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Al Porcino (t), Shorty Rogers (fh), Milt Bernhart, Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino (tb), George Roberts (btb), Sam Rice (tu), Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman, Jack Montrose, Bill Perkins (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Pete Jolly (p), Red Mitchell (b), Stan Levey (d), Kay Brown (v)

a. Short Stop - 3:15(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
unissued
b. Infinity Promenade - 3:04(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Los Angeles Jazz Institute/Lighthouse CDLAJI 003 — West Coast Big Band Rarities   (2003)
c. Wow - 2:35(composer unknown) / arr: Shorty Rogers
unissued

Kay Brown (v) on c.

The information on this TV show comes from the Jazz On the Screen database, from "Pepper Adams' Joy Road: An Annotated Discography" by Gary Carner and from Jim Harrod. Vocalist Kay Brown also performs a medley of spirituals accompanied by pianist Eddy Samuels on this broadcast.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller, Rogers, tenor saxophone, Jolly, Levey
Track b - Geller, Rogers, Mitchell, Levey
Track c - Brown


Date: March 1, 1957
Location: Capitol Records Studios, 1750 N. Vine St., Hollywood, CA
Label: ABC-Paramount
Quincy Jones Alto Sax Ensemble: Go West, Man! (septet)

Quincy Jones (ldr), Benny Carter, Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano, Art Pepper (as), Lou Levy (p), Red Mitchell (b), Shelly Manne (d), Quincy Jones (con)

a. 5463 Dancin' Pants - 3:47(Jimmy Guiffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
Feel Good Music CDFGM 1821 — West Coast Jazz: The Finest Selection   (2015)
b. 5469 Be My Guest - 4:27(Lennie Niehaus) / arr: Lennie Niehaus
c. 5470 Kings Road Blues - 5:02(Lennie Niehaus) / arr: Lennie Niehaus
All titles on: ABC-Paramount LP 12"ABC 186 — Go West, Man!   (1957)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1157 — Go West, Man!   (1957)
ABC-Paramount (Jpn.) LP 12"YW 8511 — Go West, Man!   (1976)
ABC-Paramount (Jpn.) LP 12"YW 8553 — Go West, Man!   (1978)
ABC-Paramount (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 5572 — Go West, Man!   (1980)
Jasmine (Eng.) LP 12"JASM 1048 — Go West, Man!   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"252278 — Go West, Man!   
ABC-Paramount (Jpn.) LP 12"IPR 88047 — Go West, Man!   
ABC-Paramount (Jpn.) LP 12"SR 3037 — Go West, Man!   
MCA (Jpn.) CD28P2 2484 — Go West, Man!   (1989)
GRP CDGRD 115 — This Is How I Feel About Jazz   (1992)
GRP (Ger.) CD11152 — This Is How I Feel About Jazz   (1992)
CTI (Ger.) CDPDCTI 1108-2 — This Is How I Feel About Jazz   (1993)
MCA (Jpn.) CDMVCR 20048 — Go West, Man!   (1997)
Chessmates CDGRD 828 — Go West, Man!   (1998)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10273 — This Is How I Feel About Jazz   (2006)
Delta Music/Jazz Manifesto (Eng.) CD38301 — Go West, Man!/This Is How I Feel About Jazz   (2009)
Not Now Music (Eng.) CDNOT2CD 404 — The Big Sound of Quincy Jones   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 248 — Quincy Jones: Four Classic Albums   (2011)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 299 — Quincy Jones: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
Documents (Ger.) CD600064 — Quincy Jones: Q-Jazz - More Than 100 Legendary Recordings, 1956-1960   (2013)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Go West, Man!   (2008)

The recording date and location come from the AFM Local 47 union contract courtesy of Jim Harrod. It is not known why the master numbers are not consecutive.

Soloists:
Track a - Levy, Pepper, Carter, Mariano, Geller
Track b - Levy (intro), Mariano, Geller, Pepper, Carter, Mariano, Geller, Pepper, Carter, Mariano/Geller/Pepper/Carter (4-bar exchanges), Manne
Track c - Carter, Mariano, Geller, Pepper, Mitchell, Levy


Date: March 14, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Jubilee
Fire In the West (sextet)

Herb Geller (ldr), Kenny Dorham (t), Herb Geller (as), Harold Land (ts), Lou Levy (p), Ray Brown (b), Larance Marable (d)

a. JB830 The Fruit - 6:13(Bud Powell)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 12"VJD 578 — West Coast Scene, Vol. 3   (1978)
b. JB831 S'Pacific View - 5:53(Herb Geller)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 12"VJD 578 — West Coast Scene, Vol. 3   (1978)
c. JB832 Marable Eyes - 4:40(Herb Geller)
d. JB833 Melrose and Sam - 4:09(Herb Geller)
e. JB834 Jitterbug Waltz - 5:45(Fats Waller)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 12"VJD 578 — West Coast Scene, Vol. 3   (1978)
f. JB835 An Air for the Heir - 3:41(Herb Geller)
g. JB836 Here's What I'm Here For - 4:41(Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on: Jubilee LP 12"JLP 1044 — Fire In the West   (1957)
Josie LP 12"JJM/JJS 3502 — Herb Geller   (1962)
Stateside (Eng.) LP 12"SL 10249 — Fire In the West   (1968)
Columbia (Jpn.) LP 12"YW 7564RO — Fire In the West   (1977)
Bel Canto LP 12"ST 16 — That Geller Feller   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 711 — That Geller Feller   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 91 — That Geller Feller   (1990)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5398 — Fire In the West   (1991)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 334 — That Geller Feller   (2003)
EMI (Jpn.) CD0688840 — Fire In the West   (2011)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 50170 — Fire In the West   (2011)
Solar Records (Sp.) CD4569928 — Harold Land & Kenny Dorham: Complete Recordings - Eastward Ho! + Fire In the West    (2012)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 29016 — Fire In the West   (2016)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1221 — Herb Geller: Four Classic Albums   (2016)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Herb Geller   (2011)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Herb Geller In Hi-Fi Stereo   (2011)

Soloists:
Track a - Levy (intro), Land, Dorham, Geller, Levy, Brown/Marable (4-bar exchanges)
Track b - Geller, Dorham, Land, Levy
Track c - Geller, Dorham, Land, Levy, Marable
Track d - Geller, Dorham, Land, Levy, Brown
Track e - Dorham, Land, Levy, Geller, Brown
Track f - Land, Dorham, Geller, Levy, Marable
Track g - Levy, Geller, Levy


Date: March 21, 1957
Location: Jazz City, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Bethlehem
Jazz City Presents: Bethlehem Jazz Session (nonet)

Herbie Harper (ldr), Clora Bryant, Don Fagerquist (t), Herbie Harper (tb), Herb Geller (as), Bill Perkins (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Claude Williamson (p), Curtis Counce (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Rifftide (Hackensack) - 17:08(Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 80 — Jazz City Presents: Bethlehem Jazz Session   (1957)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 2017 — Jazz City Presents: Bethlehem Jazz Session   
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 62053 — Jazz City Presents: Bethlehem Jazz Session   (2000)

The recording date comes from "Pepper Adams' Joy Road: An Annotated Discography" by Gary Carner. This was the last night of Jazz City's existence. The ensemble is called "The Swingers." The title is listed as "Lady Be Good" which is the standard upon which this well-known contrafact is based. Other artists featured on "Jazz City Presents" are Russell Garcia and Frank Rosolino but Herb Geller is not present on the other tracks.

Solo order: Harper (first chorus bridge), Adams, Fagerquist, Geller, Harper, Perkins, Bryant, Williamson, Counce; 8 bar exchanges with drums (trumpet, Harper, trumpet, Geller); probably Bryant (last chorus bridge).


Date: April and May 1957
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Epic
Tony Perkins (with septet)

Tony Perkins (ldr), Don Fagerquist (t), Herb Geller (as, cl), Bill Perkins (ts, cl), Howard Roberts (g), Marty Paich (p, cel), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d), Tony Perkins (v)

a. April Fool - 3:03(Gwen Davis) / arr: Marty Paich
b. Just Friends - 1:51(John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) / arr: Marty Paich
c. Hit the Road To Dreamland - 2:46(Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen) / arr: Marty Paich
d. This Time the Dream's on Me - 2:05(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Marty Paich
e. How Long Has This Been Going On - 2:51(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Marty Paich
f. But Beautiful - 2:47(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Marty Paich
g. Why Shouldn't I? - 2:09(Cole Porter) / arr: Marty Paich
h. I Wish I Knew - 4:00(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) / arr: Marty Paich
i. Accidents Will Happen - 2:26(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) / arr: Marty Paich
j. Gone with the Wind - 2:26(Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson) / arr: Marty Paich
k. Better Luck next Time - 3:06(Irving Berlin) / arr: Marty Paich
l. How About You? - 2:32(Burton Lane, Ralph Freed) / arr: Marty Paich
All titles on: Epic LP 12"LN 3394 — Tony Perkins   (1957)
Collectors' Choice CDWWCCM 0349-2 — Tony Perkins   (2003)
Stage Door Records Digital Download — Tony Perkins/On a Rainy Afternoon   (2010)
Jackpot Records Digital Download — Tony Perkins   (2011)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — The Very Best of Tony Perkins   (2011)
Master Classics Digital Download — The Very Best of Tony Perkins   (2011)

Marty Paich (cel) on e-f, h.

Yes, Anthony Perkins the actor famous for his portrayal of Norman Bates in Hitchcock's classic horror film "Psycho." The exact recording date is not known but the titles were recorded at three sessions in the Spring of 1957 when Perkins was involved in filming the movie "Desire Under the Elms.

Soloists other than Tony Perkins:
Tracks a, h, k - Fagerquist
Tracks b-c, i-j - Geller (as), Fagerquist
Track d - Fagerquist, Roberts obbligati
Track e - none
Track f - B. Perkins (ts)
Track g - Geller (as), Lewis (breaks)
Track l - Geller (as), Fagerquist, B. Perkins (ts)


Date: April 3, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers (octet)

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Conte Candoli, Shorty Rogers (t), Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bar, cl), Pete Jolly (p), Red Mitchell (b), Stan Levey (d)

a. H2JB0553 It's Got to Be Love - 3:54(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
b. H2JB0554 Mimi - 3:07(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
c. H2JB0555 Ten Cents a Dance - 5:16(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1428 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1957)
RCA Victor (Eng.) LP 12"RD 27018 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1957)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 43388 2 — Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers   (1996)

Jimmy Giuffre (bar) on a-b, (cl) on c.

Soloists:
Tracks a-b - Jolly, Rogers, Giuffre (bar), Geller, Holman, Mitchell
Track c - Jolly, Giuffre (cl), Rogers, Geller, Holman, Mitchell


Date: April 18, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve
Woody Herman with the Marty Paich Ensemble

Woody Herman (ldr), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t), Herb Geller (as), Ted Nash (ts), Barney Kessel (g), Jimmy Rowles (p), unknown (acc), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Woody Herman (v)

a. 20906-6 I Wonder - 2:25(Cecil Gant, Raymond Leveen) / arr: Marty Paich
b. 20907-5 House Built on a Strong Foundation - 2:39(Stanley Styne, Donald Kahn) / arr: Marty Paich
Both titles on: Verve 4510053   (1957)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 550 — Woody Herman Sings Songs For Hip Lovers   (2009)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Woody Herman: The Ultimate Collection   (2011)

unknown (acc) on b.

The accordion heard during the introduction and coda of track b is probably played by Marty Paich.

Soloists:
Track a - Edison obbligato
Track b - Geller, Edison


Date: April 25, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Coral
The Fabulous Bill Holman (big band)

Bill Holman (ldr), Conte Candoli, Ray Linn, Al Porcino (t), Stu Williamson (t, vtb), Harry Betts, Bob Fitzpatrick, Ray Sims (tb), Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano (as), Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Kennedy (ts), Steve Perlow (bar), Lou Levy (p), Max Bennett (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. L10060 Bright Eyes - 5:01(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"97.010 LPCM — Jazz Best Coast   
b. L10061 You and I - 5:17(Meredith Willson) / arr: Bill Holman
c. L10062 Evil Eyes - 5:41(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
MCA LP 12"2-4063 — Leonard Feather Presents Encyclopedia of Jazz On Records, Vol. 5   (1974)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"97.010 LPCM — Jazz Best Coast   
All titles on: Coral LP 12"CRL 57188 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (1958)
Sackville (Can.) LP 12"2013 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (1979)
Jasmine (Eng.) LP 12"1009 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (1982)
Coral (Jpn.) LP 12"MVJJ 30010 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (1993)
MCA (Jpn.) LP 12"MCA 3044 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   
MCA (Fr.) LP 12"510199 — West Winds   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2219 — The Fabulous Bill Holman: His Octet and Orchestra   (2006)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10298_2 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Poll Winners (Sp.) CDPWR 27281 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (2011)
Phono (Sp.) CD870238 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2015)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Bill Holman   (2012)

Soloists:
Track a - Levy, Williamson (t), Holman, Bennett
Track b - Lewis (intro and breaks), Mariano, Candoli, Geller, Holman, Lewis (breaks)
Track c - Levy, Holman, Williamson (vtb), Mariano, Bennett


Date: April 29, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Coral
The Fabulous Bill Holman (big band)

Bill Holman (ldr), Conte Candoli, Ray Linn, Al Porcino (t), Stu Williamson (t, vtb), Bob Fitzpatrick, Lew McCreary, Ray Sims (tb), Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano (as), Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Kennedy (ts), Steve Perlow (bar), Lou Levy (p), Max Bennett (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. L10063 Airegin - 3:28(Sonny Rollins) / arr: Bill Holman
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 165 — The Big Blast: 100 Classic Big Bands   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — 101 Must Have Jazz Standards   (2012)
b. L10064 Come Rain or Come Shine - 4:51(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Bill Holman
c. L10065 The Big Street - 17:20(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
All titles on: Coral LP 12"CRL 57188 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (1958)
Sackville (Can.) LP 12"2013 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (1979)
Jasmine (Eng.) LP 12"1009 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (1982)
Coral (Jpn.) LP 12"MVJJ 30010 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (1993)
MCA (Jpn.) LP 12"MCA 3044 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   
MCA (Fr.) LP 12"510199 — West Winds   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2219 — The Fabulous Bill Holman: His Octet and Orchestra   (2006)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10298_2 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Poll Winners (Sp.) CDPWR 27281 — The Fabulous Bill Holman   (2011)
Phono (Sp.) CD870238 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2015)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Bill Holman   (2012)

Soloists:
Track a - Levy (intro), Holman, Candoli, Lewis (breaks)
Track b - Holman, Sims, Holman
Track c, pt. 1 - Candoli, Holman/Kennedy (16- and 8-bar exchanges), Levy, Lewis (breaks)
Track c, pt. 2 - Holman, Sims, Geller, Holman
Track c, pt. 3 - Lewis, Williamson (t), Bennett (walking), Kamuca/Holman (16- and 4-bar exchanges), Lewis (breaks)


Date: May 10, 1957
Location: Capitol Tower Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Capitol
The James Dean Story soundtrack (big band)

Leith Stevens (ldr), Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, George Werth (t), Harry Betts, Herbie Harper, Si Zentner (tb), Karl DeKarske (btb), Red Callender (tu), Jerry Adler (h), Sal Franzella, Herb Geller (as, cl), Richie Kamuca, Don Raffell (ts), Marty Berman (bar), Dave Pell (bsx), John Towner Williams (p), Max Bennett (b), Nick Fatool (d), Jackie Mills (per, bo), Mike Pacheco (bo), Leith Stevens (con)

a. Middle Sect. 17081 Prelude (James Dean Story) - 2:37(Leith Stevens) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage, Leith Stevens
b. 17085 The Rebel at Work - 1:36(Leith Stevens) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage, Leith Stevens
c. 17087 Hollywood - 3:36(Leith Stevens) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage, Leith Stevens
d. 17089 Lost Love - 1:20(Leith Stevens) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage, Leith Stevens
e. 17090 Success and Then What? - 2:51(Leith Stevens) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage, Leith Stevens
f. 17091 Testing the Limits of Life - 2:38(Leith Stevens) / arr: Alexander 'Sandy' Courage, Leith Stevens
All titles on: Capitol EPEDM 881/1/2/3/4 (4 disc set) — The James Dean Story   (1957)
Capitol LP 12"W881 — The James Dean Story   (1957)
Blue Moon (Sp.) CDBMCD 4104_3 — The James Dean Story   (2005)

This is music from the soundtrack of the Warner Brothers movie "The James Dean Story." Only the middle section of "Prelude" was recorded at this session, the beginning and end being recorded on May 11, 1957 with a different orchestra. The entire "Prelude" times at 6:27. Herb Geller does not solo on any of the tracks.


Date: June 1957
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Mode
Joy Bryan Sings (with septet)

Joy Bryan (ldr), Jack Sheldon (t), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb, cl, bcl), Herb Geller (as, cl), Ronnie (Ronny) Lang (as, bar, cl), Marty Paich (p), Red Mitchell (b), Mel Lewis (d), Joy Bryan (v)

a. I Was Doing All Right - 2:56(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Marty Paich
b. 'Round Midnight - 3:09(Thelonious Monk, Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams) / arr: Marty Paich
c. My Shining Hour - 1:46(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Marty Paich
d. When the World Was Young - 3:53(M. Philippe Gerard, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Marty Paich
e. Mississippi Mud - 3:10(Harry Barris, James Cavanaugh) / arr: Marty Paich
f. My Heart Stood Still - 2:36(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Marty Paich
g. You're My Everything - 2:27(Harry Warren, Joe Young, Mort Dixon) / arr: Marty Paich
h. When It's Sleepy Time Down South - 3:44(Leon Rene, Otis Rene, Clarence Muse) / arr: Marty Paich
i. Swinging on a Star - 3:07(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Marty Paich
j. What Is There to Say? - 2:31(Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Marty Paich
k. Down the Old Ox Road - 3:04(Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) / arr: Marty Paich
l. I Could Write a Book - 2:07(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Marty Paich
All titles on: Mode LP 12"LP 108 — Joy Bryan Sings   (1957)
V.S.O.P. LP 12"68LP — Joy Bryan Sings   (1989)
V.S.O.P. CD68CD — Joy Bryan Sings   (1995)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 699 — Make the Man Love Me/Joy Bryan Sings   (2012)

Soloists other than Bryan:
Track a - Geller (as), Enevoldsen (vtb)
Track b - Sheldon (obbligato)
Track c - Geller (as), Sheldon
Track d - Paich (intro)
Track e - Lewis (intro), Geller (as), Sheldon, Lang (bar), Enevoldsen (vtb)
Track f - Sheldon, Enevoldsen (vtb)
Track g - Geller (as obbligato), Emevoldsen (vtb obbligato), Lang (bar), Sheldon
Track h - Paich (intro), Sheldon (obbligato), Enevoldsen (vtb obbligato), Paich (coda)
Track i - Geller (as), Enevoldsen (vtb), Sheldon, Geller (as)
Track j - Enevoldsen (bcl)
Track k - Enevoldsen (vtb), Geller (as)
Track l - Mitchell (intro), Enevoldsen (vtb)


Date: June 6, 1957
Location: Capitol Recording Studio A, Los Angeles, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Lena Horne with octet led by Marty Paich

Lena Horne (ldr), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t), Bob Enevoldsen, Herb Geller, Bud Shank (sax), Al Viola (g), Gene DiNovi (p), George Duvivier (b), Shelly Manne (d), Marty Paich (con), Lena Horne (v)

a. H2PB0599-15 Sweet Thing - 2:29(Betty Walberg, Bob Herget) / arr: Marty Paich
RCA Victor 7820-6997   (1957)
RCA Victor 4547-6997   (1957)
Bluebird CD90266 39112 — Stormy Weather   (2002)

It is not known if other titles were recorded at this session. Herb Geller does not solo on this track. Harry Edison is heard behind Horne's vocal.


Date: June 7-8, 1957
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Cadence (Archie Bleyer label)
The Picasso of Big Band Jazz

Marty Paich (ldr), Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, Jack Sheldon (t), Herbie Harper (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb, cl), Vincent De Rosa (frh), Herb Geller (as), Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins (ts), Marty Berman (bar), Marty Paich (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. From Now On - 5:54(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
b. Walkin' on Home - 4:24(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
c. Black Rose - 5:06(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
d. Tommy's Toon - 3:58(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
e. New Soft Shoe - 3:09(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
f. What's New? - 3:31(Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) / arr: Marty Paich
g. Easy Listnin' - 5:06(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
h. Martyni Time - 3:03(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
i. Nice and Easy - 4:39(Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
All titles on: Cadence (Archie Bleyer label) LP 12"CLP 3010/CS 9031 — The Picasso of Big Band Jazz   (1958)
Discovery LP 12"DS 857 — What's New   (1982)
Candid (Jpn.) CD32JDC 122 — The Picasso of Big Band Jazz   (1987)
Candid (Eng.) CDCCD 79031 — The Picasso of Big Band Jazz   (1990)
Masterjazz Recordings CD2851 — I Get a Boot Out of You/The Picasso of Big Band Jazz   (2012)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1168 — Marty Paich: Four Classic Albums   (2015)

Bob Enevoldsen (cl) on c.

Soloists:
Track a - Paich (intro), Sheldon, Geller, Cooper, Enevoldsen (vtb), Paich
Track b - Cooper, Sheldon, Geller, Enevoldsen (vtb)
Track c - Sheldon, Geller, Cooper, Paich
Track d - Lewis (intro), Geller, Sheldon, Enevoldsen (vtb), Cooper
Track e - Sheldon, Geller, Enevoldsen (vtb)
Track f - Sheldon
Track g - Paich (intro), Sheldon, Enevoldsen (vtb), Geller
Track h - Sheldon, Geller, Sheldon, Cooper, Enevoldsen (vtb), Cooper
Track i - Cooper, Geller, Sheldon, Enevoldsen (vtb)

Note: The liner notes imply that Bob Cooper is the tenor saxophone soloist throughout but I can't rule out the possibilty that some of the solos are played by Bill Perkins.


Date: June 7, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Decca
The Sweet Smell of Success soundtrack (big band)

Elmer Bernstein (ldr), Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Maurice Harris, Ray Linn, Manny Stevens (t), Marshall Cram, James Henderson, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller, Ted Nash (as), Bob Cooper, Bill Holman (ts), Dave Pell (bar), Jack Marshall (g), John Towner Williams (p), Buddy Clark (b), Shelly Manne (d), Milt Holland (per), Elmer Bernstein (con)

a. L10184 Goodbye Baby Blues - 3:29(Chico Hamilton, Fred Katz) / arr: Elmer Bernstein
Decca LP 12"DL 8610 — Sweet Smell of Success: Music from the Sound Track   (1957)
Cherry Red/él (Eng.) CDACMEM 132 — Jazz and Orchestral Themes Recorded for the Soundtrack of the Motion Picture Sweet Smell of Success   (2008)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 514 — Sweet Smell of Success: Jazz Themes from the Movie Sound Track   (2008)
b. L10185 Hot Dogs and Juice (Goodbye Baby) - 2:25(Chico Hamilton, Fred Katz) / arr: Elmer Bernstein
Decca LP 12"DL 8610 — Sweet Smell of Success: Music from the Sound Track   (1957)
Cherry Red/él (Eng.) CDACMEM 132 — Jazz and Orchestral Themes Recorded for the Soundtrack of the Motion Picture Sweet Smell of Success   (2008)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 514 — Sweet Smell of Success: Jazz Themes from the Movie Sound Track   (2008)
c. L10186 Tangerine Peel(Elmer Bernstein) / arr: Elmer Bernstein
unissued
d. L10187 Toots Shor's Blues - 2:44(Elmer Bernstein) / arr: Elmer Bernstein
Decca LP 12"DL 8610 — Sweet Smell of Success: Music from the Sound Track   (1957)
Cherry Red/él (Eng.) CDACMEM 132 — Jazz and Orchestral Themes Recorded for the Soundtrack of the Motion Picture Sweet Smell of Success   (2008)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 514 — Sweet Smell of Success: Jazz Themes from the Movie Sound Track   (2008)
e. L10212 The Street - 2:38(Elmer Bernstein) / arr: Elmer Bernstein
Decca LP 12"DL 8610 — Sweet Smell of Success: Music from the Sound Track   (1957)
Cherry Red/él (Eng.) CDACMEM 132 — Jazz and Orchestral Themes Recorded for the Soundtrack of the Motion Picture Sweet Smell of Success   (2008)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 514 — Sweet Smell of Success: Jazz Themes from the Movie Sound Track   (2008)
f. L10217 Nite Spot Rock - 1:54(Elmer Bernstein) / arr: Elmer Bernstein
Decca LP 12"DL 8610 — Sweet Smell of Success: Music from the Sound Track   (1957)
Cherry Red/él (Eng.) CDACMEM 132 — Jazz and Orchestral Themes Recorded for the Soundtrack of the Motion Picture Sweet Smell of Success   (2008)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 514 — Sweet Smell of Success: Jazz Themes from the Movie Sound Track   (2008)

The Ruppli Decca Records label discography gives no personnel for the "Sweet Smell of Success" soundtrack recordings sessions. The personnel shown come from the Lord discography whose source is unknown. On Decca DL 8610, the only musicians listed Are the following: Pete Candoli (t), Lloyd Ulyate (tb), Ted Nash (as), Shelly Manne (d), Armand Kaproff (vc), David Frisina (vn), Martin Ruderman (f), Gordon Schoneberg (o), Mitchell Lurie (cl), Jack Marsh (bsn), John Crown and "Johnny Williams" (presumably John Towner Williams) (p) and Lee Perrin (tmp). The tracks shown are the only ones from the soundtrack that involve a jazz ensemble. The rest feature a symphony orchestra of which Herb Geller may or may not be a member and they are not included here. There are alto saxophone solos on tracks a and d that may have been performed by Geller (although Nash cannot be ruled out).


Date: July 11, 1957
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Lena Horne with orchestra conducted by Marty Paich

Lena Horne (ldr), Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Don Fagerquist (t), Clarence Carpenter, Herbie Harper, Ray Sims (tb), Bob Enevoldsen, Herb Geller, Dave Pell, Bud Shank (sax), Al Viola (g), Gene DiNovi (p), George Duvivier (b), Shelly Manne (d), Marty Paich (con), Lena Horne (v)

a. H2PW3168-8 That Old Feeling - 2:15(Lew Brown, Sammy Fain) / arr: Marty Paich
RCA Victor 7820-6997   (1957)
RCA Victor 4547-6997   (1957)
Koch CDKOC-CD-7993 — Lena Horne: The Best of the RCA Years   (1998)
Bluebird CD90266 39112 — Stormy Weather   (2002)
Sony/BMG CD88697 75657-2 — The Essential Lena Horne   (2010)

It is not known if other titles were recorded at this session. Herb Geller does not solo on this track. Harry Edison is heard behind Horne's vocal.


Date: July 15, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Portrait of Shorty Rogers and His Giants (big band)

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Conrad Gozzo, Al Porcino (t), Shorty Rogers (t, fh), Harry Betts, Frank Rosolino (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller (as, ts), Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Jack Montrose (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Lou Levy (p), Monty Budwig (b), Stan Levey (d)

a. H2JB3148 A Geophysical Year - 3:46(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Fremeaux & Associes (Fr.) CD5281 — Jazz West Coast: From Hollywood To Los Angeles, 1950-1958   (2010)
b. H2JB3149 The Line Backer - 4:12(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
c. H2JB3150 Play! Boy - 5:42(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Playboy LP 12"PB 1957 — The Playboy All Stars, Volume 1   (1957)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33CX 1529/1530 — The Playboy All Stars 1957   (1958)
d. H2JB3151 Saturnian Sleigh Ride - 3:43(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD5741631/40 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1957   (2008)
WNTS Digital Download — Jazz Sounds: Shorty Rogers   (2012)
AJB Music Digital Download — Jazz Story 8   (2012)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1561 — Portrait of Shorty   (1957)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"NL 89585 — Shorty Rogers and His Giants, Vol. 5: Portrait of Shorty   (1987)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PL 42828 — Portrait of Shorty   
RCA Victor (Ger.) CD74321 21822 2 — Portrait of Shorty   (1994)
RCA Jazz Tribune (Fr.) CD07863 51561-2 — Portrait of Shorty   (1995)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 61105 2 — Portrait of Shorty   (1998)
RCA Victor CD09026 63537-2 — Portrait of Shorty   (1999)

Horn soloist order:
Track a - Rogers, Adams, Kamuca, Holman, Kamuca, Holman, Rosolino
Track b - Rogers, Geller (as), Kamuca, Enevoldsen
Track c - Montrose, Rogers, Geller (as), Rosolino
Track d - Rogers, Montrose, Rosolino, Enevoldsen, Rosolino


Date: August 11, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: RCA Victor
Portrait of Shorty Rogers and His Giants (big band)

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Conrad Gozzo, Al Porcino (t), Shorty Rogers (t, fh), Harry Betts, Frank Rosolino (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller (as, ts), Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Jack Montrose (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Lou Levy (p), Monty Budwig (b), Stan Levey (d)

a. H2JB3152 Martians Lullaby - 7:10(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"430 277 — Jazzorama No. 1   
b. H2JB3153 Bluezies - 6:33(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
c. H2JB3154 Red Dog Play - 4:42(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
d. H2JB3155 Grand Slam - 4:55(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD5741631/40 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1957   (2008)
WNTS Digital Download — Jazz Sounds: Shorty Rogers   (2012)
AJB Music Digital Download — Jazz Story 9   (2012)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1561 — Portrait of Shorty   (1957)
RCA (Ger.) LP 12"NL 89585 — Shorty Rogers and His Giants, Vol. 5: Portrait of Shorty   (1987)
RCA (Fr.) LP 12"PL 42828 — Portrait of Shorty   
RCA Victor (Ger.) CD74321 21822 2 — Portrait of Shorty   (1994)
RCA Jazz Tribune (Fr.) CD07863 51561-2 — Portrait of Shorty   (1995)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 61105 2 — Portrait of Shorty   (1998)
RCA Victor CD09026 63537-2 — Portrait of Shorty   (1999)

Horn soloist order:
Track a - Rogers, Rosolino, Adams, Kamuca
Track b - Rogers, Enevoldsen, Holman, Adams, Geller (as), Adams, Geller (as), Adams, Geller (as)
Track c - Rogers, Montrose, Geller (as), Adams, Rosolino
Track d - Rogers, Geller (as), Holman, Enevoldsen, C. Candoli


Date: August 14, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Coral
Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2 (dectet)

Manny Albam (ldr), Conte Candoli, Jack Sheldon (t), Stu Williamson (vtb), Herb Geller (as), Charlie Mariano (as, ts, bar), Med Flory, Richie Kamuca (ts), Lou Levy (p), Red Mitchell (b), Shelly Manne (d), Manny Albam (con)

a. L10462 Thunder Burt - 6:35(Manny Albam) / arr: Manny Albam
b. L10463 Afterthoughts - 4:37(Manny Albam) / arr: Manny Albam
c. L10464 How Long Has This Been Going On - 4:25(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Manny Albam
All titles on: Coral LP 12"CRL 57142 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (1957)
Coral (Eng.) LP 12"LVA 9093 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (1958)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"6.22068 AK — Jazz Lab, Vol. 12: West Coast Delivery   (1975)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"PCO 7348 — Jazz Lab, Vol. 12: West Coast Delivery   (1975)
MCA (Fr.) LP 12"510188 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   
Coral (Jpn.) CDMVCZ 57 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (1994)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10118_2 — Jazz Greats of Our Time: Complete Recordings   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCC 9106 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (2004)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1178 — Manny Albam: Four Classic Albums   (2015)

Horn soloist order:
Track a - Geller, Sheldon, Williamson, Mariano (bar), Flory, Kamuca, Candoli
Track b - Kamuca, Candoli, Sheldon, Candoli, Kamuca, Geller, Kamuca
Track c - Candoli, Sheldon, Candoli, Sheldon, Candoli, Sheldon, Geller, Kamuca, Candoli, Sheldon


Date: August 15, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Coral
Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2 (dectet)

Manny Albam (ldr), Conte Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t), Stu Williamson (vtb), Herb Geller (as), Charlie Mariano (as, ts, bar), Bill Holman (ts, bar), Richie Kamuca (ts), Lou Levy (p), Red Mitchell (b), Shelly Manne (d), Manny Albam (con)

a. L10465 Jive at Five - 4:56(Harry Edison) / arr: Manny Albam
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10162 — Lone Hill Jazz Collection: Jazz Greats #1   (2005)
b. L10466 It's Delovely - 4:52(Cole Porter) / arr: Manny Albam
c. L10467 Sweet's Bread - 5:52(Manny Albam) / arr: Manny Albam
All titles on: Coral LP 12"CRL 57142 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (1957)
Coral (Eng.) LP 12"LVA 9093 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (1958)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"6.22068 AK — Jazz Lab, Vol. 12: West Coast Delivery   (1975)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"PCO 7348 — Jazz Lab, Vol. 12: West Coast Delivery   (1975)
MCA (Fr.) LP 12"510188 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   
Coral (Jpn.) CDMVCZ 57 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (1994)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10118_2 — Jazz Greats of Our Time: Complete Recordings   (2004)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCC 9106 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (2004)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1178 — Manny Albam: Four Classic Albums   (2015)

Harry Edison was listed on Coral 57142 as "Trumpeter X."

Horn soloist order:
Track a - Candoli, Edison, Kamuca, Edison, Candoli, Edison
Track b - Kamuca, Holman (ts) (exchanges), Edison, Candoli (exchanges), Mariano (bar), Williamson (exchanges), Geller
Track c - Kamuca, Edison, Geller, Edison


Date: August 16, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Coral
Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2 (dectet)

Manny Albam (ldr), Conte Candoli, Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t), Stu Williamson (vtb), Herb Geller (as), Charlie Mariano (as, ts, bar), Bill Holman (ts, bar), Richie Kamuca (ts), Lou Levy (p), Red Mitchell (b), Shelly Manne (d), Manny Albam (con)

a. L10468 Interwoven - 7:30(Manny Albam) / arr: Manny Albam
Coral LP 12"CRL 57142 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (1957)
Coral (Eng.) LP 12"LVA 9093 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (1958)
MCA (Fr.) LP 12"510188 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   
Coral (Jpn.) CDMVCZ 57 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (1994)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCC 9106 — Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 2   (2004)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1178 — Manny Albam: Four Classic Albums   (2015)
b. L10469 Home Brew - 5:00(Manny Albam) / arr: Manny Albam
Coral LP 12"CRL 57149 — Jazz Cornucopia   (1958)
Coral (Eng.) LP 12"LVA 9089 — Jazz Cornucopia   (1958)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"97.010 LPCM — Jazz Best Coast   
Both titles on: Coral (Ger.) LP 12"6.22068 AK — Jazz Lab, Vol. 12: West Coast Delivery   (1975)
Coral (Ger.) LP 12"PCO 7348 — Jazz Lab, Vol. 12: West Coast Delivery   (1975)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10118_2 — Jazz Greats of Our Time: Complete Recordings   (2004)

Harry Edison was listed on Coral 57142 as "Trumpeter X."

Horn soloist order:
Track a - Geller, Mariano (as) (and exchanges), Candoli, Edison (and exchanges), Williamson, Holman (ts), Kamuca (and exchanges)
Track b - Geller, Williamson, Edison, Kamuca


Date: September 1957
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Mode
Delightful Doris Drew (with septet)

Doris Drew (ldr), Don Fagerquist (t), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Herb Geller (as), Dave Pell (ts), Marty Paich (p), Max Bennett (b), Mel Lewis (d), Doris Drew (v)

a. tk. 5 I've Got the Sun in the Morning - 2:33(Irving Berlin)
b. tk. 7 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - 2:19(Harry Barris, Ted Koehler, Billy Moll)
c. tk. 9 You and the Night and the Music - 2:21(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
d. tk. 7 I Cried for You - 2:51(Arthur Freed, Gus Arnheim, Abe Lyman)
Sinatra Society of Japan (Jpn.) CDXQAM 1054 — Doris Drew Rarities   (2012)
All titles on: Mode LP 12"LP 126 — Delightful Doris Drew   (1957)
V.S.O.P. LP 12"69LP — Delightful Doris Drew   (1989)
V.S.O.P. CD69CD — Delightful Doris Drew   (1995)

Marty Paich is the probable arranger. The other eight tracks on the album were recorded with a string ensemble called the "Hollywood Strings" and it's doubtful that Herb Geller was present on those sessions.

Soloists:
Track a - Geller
Track b - Fagerquist, Geller
Track c - Pell, Enevoldsen
Track d - Geller, Fagerquist


Date: September 1957
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Mode
Holiday For Lovers (with octet)

Johnny Holiday (ldr), Jack Sheldon (t), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Vincent De Rosa (frh), Herb Geller (as, cl), Ronnie (Ronny) Lang (bar, cl), Marty Paich (p, cel), Max Bennett (b), Mel Lewis (d), Johnny Holiday (v)

a. I Love You - 2:51(Harlan Thompson, Harry Archer) / arr: Marty Paich
b. Boys and Girls Like You and Me - 3:21(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Marty Paich
c. Love Me Now - 2:49(Tom Wofford) / arr: Marty Paich
d. Star Eyes - 2:57(Gene DePaul, Don Raye) / arr: Marty Paich
e. Street of Dreams - 2:33(Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis) / arr: Marty Paich
f. Fun to Be Fooled - 3:37(Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Marty Paich
g. Nobody Else but Me - 2:37(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Marty Paich
h. How Long Has This Been Going On - 3:33(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Marty Paich
i. Between an Old Love and a New Love - 3:17(Carroll Coates, Hub Atwood) / arr: Marty Paich
j. Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year - 3:04(Frank Loesser) / arr: Marty Paich
k. There's No You - 3:45(Hal Hopper, Tom Adair) / arr: Marty Paich
l. My Foolish Heart - 3:26(Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: Marty Paich
All titles on: Mode LP 12"LP 122 — Holiday For Lovers   (1957)
V.S.O.P. CD114CD — Holiday For Lovers   (2005)

Marty Paich (p) on a, c-d, f-h, j-k, (cel) on b, e, i, l.

Vocalist Johnny Holiday (born Danny Siegel) made few jazz recordings throughout a long but up and down career. This one is reminiscent of the Marty Paich-Mel Torme collaborations for Bethlehem Records (see session of November 10-11, 1956 above).

Herb Geller solos (as) on tracks d, g and j. Jack Sheldon solos on tracks a, c, e, g-i and l and provides obbligati throughout. Bob Enevoldsen solos on track k.


Date: September 14, 1957
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Mode
Eight By Eight: Music To Fill a Void

Don Fagerquist (ldr), Don Fagerquist, Ed Leddy (t), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Vincent De Rosa (frh), Herb Geller (as), Ronnie (Ronny) Lang (bar), Marty Paich (p), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Aren't You Glad You're You - 5:08(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Marty Paich
b. Easy to Love - 4:36(Cole Porter) / arr: Marty Paich
c. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - 3:28(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Marty Paich
d. All the Things You Are - 3:26(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Marty Paich
e. The Song Is You - 3:49(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Marty Paich
f. Time After Time - 4:15(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Marty Paich
Muzak (Jpn.) CDMZCS 1130 — West Coast 1957: Mode Jazz Lounge   (2007)
g. Easy Living - 4:07(Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) / arr: Marty Paich
h. Lullaby of Broadway - 4:12(Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Marty Paich
All titles on: Mode LP 12"LP 124 — Eight By Eight: Music To Fill a Void   (1957)
V.S.O.P. LP 12"4LP — Eight By Eight: Music To Fill a Void   (1985)
Mode (Jpn.) LP 12"35224-28 — Eight By Eight: Music To Fill a Void   
V.S.O.P. CD4CD — Eight By Eight: Music To Fill a Void   (1995)
Muzak (Jpn.) CDMZCS 1133 — Eight By Eight: Music To Fill a Void   (2007)

Soloists:
Track a - Fagerquist, Geller, Enevoldsen, Lang, Paich
Track b - Fagerquist, Geller, Enevoldsen, Paich
Track c - Fagerquist, Paich, Fagerquist
Track d - Paich (intro), Fagerquist, Lang, Enevoldsen
Track e - Lewis (intro), Fagerquist, Geller, Enevoldsen, Lang
Track f - Geller, Fagerquist, Paich, Lang
Track g - Fagerquist
Track h - Fagerquist, Geller, Enevoldsen, Lewis (breaks)


Date: September 24, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Decca
Jazzmantics (nonet)

John Graas (ldr), Jack Sheldon (t), John Graas (frh), Red Callender (tu), Herb Geller (as), Jack Montrose (ts), Buddy Collette (bar, cl, f), Paul Moer (p), Buddy Clark (b), Shelly Manne (d, tmp)

a. L10551 Flip-Tip (Flip-Top) - 2:57(Sonny Burke) / arr: John Grass
b. L10552 Let's Fall in Love - 4:51(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: John Grass
c. L10553 The Inch Worm - 3:27(Frank Loesser) / arr: John Grass
d. L10554 You and the Night and the Music - 2:26(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: John Grass
All titles on: Decca LP 12"DL 8677 — Jazzmantics   (1958)
Decca (Jpn.) LP 12"MVJJ 30013 — Jazzmantics   (1993)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10149 — Jazzmantics   (2004)
Phono (Sp.) CD870252 — John Graas & Art Pepper: Complete Small Group Sessions   (2016)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1242 — John Graas: Four Classic Albums   (2017)

Buddy Collette (cl) on b, (f) on a; Shelly Manne (tmp) on c.

Soloists:
Track a - Graas, Collette (f), Geller
Track b - Geller, Collette (cl), Sheldon, Montrose, Graas, Moer
Track c - Collette (bar), Graas, Moer
Track d - Geller (first chorus bridge), Moer, Geller, Montrose, Graas, Geller (last chorus bridge)


Date: October 3, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Bethlehem
World On a String (septet)

John Towner Williams (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Gene Cipriano, Buddy Collette (ts), Marty Berman (bar), John Towner Williams (p), Buddy Clark (b), Jerry Williams (d)

a. I've Got the World on a String - 2:54(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: John Towner Williams
b. Get Happy - 2:31(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: John Towner Williams
c. That Old Black Magic - 3:09(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: John Towner Williams
Bethlehem 4511075   (1960)
d. Over the Rainbow - 2:26(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: John Towner Williams
All titles on: Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 6025 — World On a String   (1958)
Discovery CDDSCD 891 — The John Towner Williams Band Plays the Music of Harold Arlen: Here's What I'm Here For   (1986)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 9648 — World On a String   (2005)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2228 — John T. Williams: Jazz Beginnings   (2006)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — World On a String   (2010)

Herb Geller is not present on the other tracks on "World On a String."

Soloists:
Track a - Geller (first chorus bridge), Collette, J.T. Williams
Track b - Collette, J.T. Williams,
Track c - J.T. Williams (first chorus bridge), Geller
Track d - Geller (first chorus bridge), J.T. Williams, Clark


Date: October 9, 1957
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Vik
Gale Robbins with the Eddie Cano Orchestra: I'm a Dreamer

Eddie Cano, Gale Robbins (ldr), John Audino, Jimmy Salko, Tony Terran (t), Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), Med Flory, Herb Geller (as), Bob Cooper (ts, o), Dave Pell (ts, bcl), Marty Berman (bar), Tommy Tedesco (g), Lou Levy (p), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d), Carlos Mejia (cng), Eddie Cano (con), Gale Robbins (v)

a. What Is This Thing Called Love? - 2:10(Cole Porter) / arr: Eddie Cano
b. Golden Earrings - 2:31(Victor Young, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Eddie Cano
c. They Can't Take That Away from Me - 2:50(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Eddie Cano
d. Ain't Misbehavin' - 2:47(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks) / arr: Eddie Cano
All titles on: Vik LP 12"LX 1128 — I'm a Dreamer   (1958)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 89830 2 — I'm a Dreamer   (2001)
BMG Victor (Jpn.) CDBVCJ 38198 — I'm a Dreamer   (2008)

Dave Pell (bcl) on b; Bob Cooper (o) on b; Carlos Mejia (cng) on a-b.

There are no solos on these brief tracks.


Date: November 18, 1957
Location: KABC "Stars of Jazz" Show, Los Angeles, CA
Label: [television broadcast]
Don Fagerquist Nonet with Doris Drew

Don Fagerquist (ldr), Don Fagerquist (t), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Vincent De Rosa (frh), Herb Geller (as), Ronnie (Ronny) Lang (bar), Al Viola (g), Marty Paich (p), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d), Doris Drew (v)

a. Time After Time - 2:47(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Marty Paich
Zeta (Fr.) CD729 — West Coast Jazz   (1990)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2212 — Don Fagerquist: Portrait of a Great Jazz Artist   (2005)
b. Aren't You Glad You're You - 3:24(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Marty Paich
Zeta (Fr.) CD729 — West Coast Jazz   (1990)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR 2212 — Don Fagerquist: Portrait of a Great Jazz Artist   (2005)
c. I Cried for You - 2:09(Arthur Freed, Gus Arnheim, Abe Lyman) / arr: Marty Paich
d. He's My Guy - 3:19(Gene DePaul, Don Raye) / arr: Marty Paich
All titles on: Calliope LP 12"CAL 3019 — Sessions, Live: Don Fagerquist, Dave Pell and Al Viola   (1976)

Doris Drew (v) on c-d.

This is "Stars of Jazz" show no. 72. Mel Torme is the host. A guitar is definitely audible making the ensemble a nonet. Al Viola performs a solo version of "Yesterdays" on this show. The baritone saxophonist could be Med Flory. Zeta (Fr.) incorrectly identifies the alto saxophonist as Joe Maini. Fresh Sound 2212 and Zeta (Fr.) 729 indicate the recording date is November 11, 1958. 1957 seems more likely since in September of that year, Fagerquist recorded his studio session for Mode. Track b is listed as "Aren't You Glad You're Mine" on Calliope 3019 and Zeta (Fr.) 729. Herb Geller solos on tracks a and b along with Fagerquist. Enevoldsen also solos on track a. Tracks c and d have not been auditioned.


Date: November 23, 1957
Location: USMC Dress Blues, KNXT (CBS-TV), Los Angeles, CA
Label: [television broadcast]
Shorty Rogers Big Band Live

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Shorty Rogers (t), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Herb Geller (as), Pete Jolly (p), Others Unknown (var)

a. Mountain Greenery - 3:19(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Los Angeles Jazz Institute/Lighthouse CDLAJI 004 — An Expression from Rogers: The Rare and Unissued Shorty Rogers   (2003)

This is an appearance of the Shorty Rogers big band on the Marine Corps Dress Blues television show. The complete personnel are not known but probably resemble that of the January 30, 1957 studio session above when the studio version of this title was recorded for RCA Victor. The timing show does not include introductory remarks by the announcers (with Rogers' theme, "Popo," in the background). Herb Geller solos on this track along with Rogers, Enevoldsen, Jolly and a tenor saxophonist.


Date: December 12, 1957
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Jubilee
Stax of Sax (quintet)

Herb Geller (ldr), Herb Geller (as), Victor Feldman (vib), Walter Norris (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Tony Bazley (d)

a. Nightmare Alley (Herb's Dream) - 6:01(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
Jubilee LP 12"JLP 1094 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1959)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 12"VJD 578 — West Coast Scene, Vol. 3   (1978)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 75 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1989)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5420 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1991)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 29065 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (2016)
b. A Cool Day (Bled and Butter) - 7:00(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
Jubilee LP 12"JLP 1094 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1959)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 12"VJD 578 — West Coast Scene, Vol. 3   (1978)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 75 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1989)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5420 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1991)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 29065 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (2016)
c. The Princess - 4:11(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
Jubilee LP 12"JLP 1094 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1959)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 12"VJD 578 — West Coast Scene, Vol. 3   (1978)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 75 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1989)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5420 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1991)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 29065 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (2016)
d. Change Partners - 6:52(Irving Berlin) / arr: Herb Geller
Jubilee LP 12"JLP 1094 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1959)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 75 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1989)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5420 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1991)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 29065 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (2016)
e. It Might as Well Be Spring - 9:13(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Herb Geller
Jubilee LP 12"JLP 1094 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1959)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 75 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1989)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5420 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (1991)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 29065 — Stax of Saxs (Stax of Sax)   (2016)
f. alt The Princess - 4:16(Herb Geller) / arr: Herb Geller
unissued

The recording date, location and information on the existence of an alternate take of "The Princess" comes from Jim Harrod via Ed Chaplin.

Soloists on issued tracks:
Tracka a and c - Geller, Norris, Feldman
Track b - Norris, Geller, Feldman
Track d - Feldman, Geller, Norris, Bazley (exchanges with ensemble)
Track e - Norris, Feldman, Geller


Date: January 23, 1958
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Roulette
Southern Breeze (with 11-piece band)

Jeri Southern (ldr), Frank Beach, Don Fagerquist (t), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Vincent De Rosa (frh), John Kitzmiller (tu), Herb Geller (as), Georgie Auld (ts), Jack DuLong (bar), Bill Pittman (g), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d), Marty Paich (con), Jeri Southern (v)

a. 12963 Warm Kiss - 2:58(Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts) / arr: Marty Paich
Master Classics Digital Download — Songs of Doris Fisher   (2011)
b. 12964 Who Wants to Fall in Love? - 3:18(Bart Howard) / arr: Marty Paich
Columbia (Eng.) EPSEG 7935 — Ridin' High   (1959)
c. 12965 Then I'll Be Tired of You - 3:51(Arthur Schwartz, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Marty Paich
d. 12966 Isn't This a Lovely Day - 3:02(Irving Berlin) / arr: Marty Paich
All titles on: Roulette LP 12"R/RS 52010 — Southern Breeze   (1958)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33SX1110 — Southern Breeze   (1958)
Roulette (Jpn.) LP 12"SL 5117RO — Southern Breeze   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 104 — Southern Breeze   (1989)
EMI (Eng.) CD7243 4 96650 2 6 — Southern Breeze/Coffee and Cigarettes   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 833_3 — The Warm Singing Style of Jeri Southern: The Complete Roulette & Capitol Recordings   (2014)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Southern Breeze   (2009)

Other than Southern, Auld is the only soloist and is heard on all tracks.


Date: January 24, 1958
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Roulette
Southern Breeze (with 11-piece band)

Jeri Southern (ldr), Frank Beach, Don Fagerquist (t), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Vincent De Rosa (frh), John Kitzmiller (tu), Herb Geller (as), Georgie Auld (ts), Jack DuLong (bar), Bill Pittman (g), Marty Paich (cel, con), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d), Jeri Southern (v)

a. 12967 Because He Reminds Me of You - 3:17(Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) / arr: Marty Paich
Columbia (Eng.) EPSEG 7935 — Ridin' High   (1959)
b. 12968 Are These Really Mine - 3:43(Sunny Skylar, Robert Cook, David Saxon) / arr: Marty Paich
c. 12969 Ridin' High - 2:24(Cole Porter) / arr: Marty Paich
Columbia (Eng.) EPSEG 7935 — Ridin' High   (1959)
d. 12970 Crazy He Calls Me (Crazy She Calls Me) - 3:49(Carl Sigman, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Marty Paich
AP Music Ltd. Digital Download — Music Inspired By Fallout - New Vegas   (2011)
All titles on: Roulette LP 12"R/RS 52010 — Southern Breeze   (1958)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33SX1110 — Southern Breeze   (1958)
Roulette (Jpn.) LP 12"SL 5117RO — Southern Breeze   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 104 — Southern Breeze   (1989)
EMI (Eng.) CD7243 4 96650 2 6 — Southern Breeze/Coffee and Cigarettes   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 833_3 — The Warm Singing Style of Jeri Southern: The Complete Roulette & Capitol Recordings   (2014)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Southern Breeze   (2009)

Marty Paich (cel) on d.

Soloists other than Southern:
Track a - Geller (4 bars)
Track b - Pittman (intro), Auld (4 bars)
Track c - Geller, Fagerquist
Track d - Auld (4 bars)


Date: January 25, 1958
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Roulette
Southern Breeze (with 11-piece band)

Jeri Southern (ldr), Frank Beach, Don Fagerquist (t), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Vincent De Rosa (frh), John Kitzmiller (tu), Herb Geller (as), Georgie Auld (ts), Jack DuLong (bar), Bill Pittman (g), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d), Marty Paich (con), Jeri Southern (v)

a. 12971 Porgy - 3:38(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Marty Paich
b. 12972 Down with Love - 3:15(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Marty Paich
c. 12973 Lazy Bones - 3:08(Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Marty Paich
d. 12974 I Like the Likes of You - 2:55(Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Marty Paich
Columbia (Eng.) EPSEG 7935 — Ridin' High   (1959)
All titles on: Roulette LP 12"R/RS 52010 — Southern Breeze   (1958)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"33SX1110 — Southern Breeze   (1958)
Roulette (Jpn.) LP 12"SL 5117RO — Southern Breeze   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 104 — Southern Breeze   (1989)
EMI (Eng.) CD7243 4 96650 2 6 — Southern Breeze/Coffee and Cigarettes   (1998)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 833_3 — The Warm Singing Style of Jeri Southern: The Complete Roulette & Capitol Recordings   (2014)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Southern Breeze   (2009)

Soloists other than Southern:
Track a - Auld (4 bars)
Track b - none
Track c - Fagerquist obbligato
Track d - Auld


Date: February 11, 1958
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Andex
Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit

Bill Holman (ldr), Conte Candoli, Ed Leddy, Al Porcino, Jack Sheldon (t), Carl Fontana, Frank Rosolino, Ray Sims (tb), Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano (as), Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Kennedy (ts), Bill Hood (bar), Victor Feldman (p), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Kissing Bug - 4:08(Billy Strayhorn, Rex Stewart, Joya Sherrill) / arr: Bill Holman
b. The Man I Love - 3:53(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Bill Holman
c. Far Down Below - 4:15(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
All titles on: Andex LP 12"A/AS 3004 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1958)
Teichiku/Baybridge (Jpn.) LP 12"UPS 2170 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1982)
Toy's Factory (Jpn.) LP 12"TFJL 38002 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1991)
Teichiku/Baybridge (Jpn.) CD30CP 20 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1985)
V.S.O.P. CD25CD — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1987)
VAP (Jpn.) CDVPCL 85074 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1990)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10298_2 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phono (Sp.) CD870238 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2015)

Solo order:
Track a - Holman, Rosolino, Mariano
Track b - Holman, Sheldon, Kamuca, Feldman, Fontana
Track c - Sheldon, Feldman, Holman


Date: February 12, 1958
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Andex
Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit

Bill Holman (ldr), Conte Candoli, Ed Leddy, Al Porcino, Jack Sheldon (t), Carl Fontana, Frank Rosolino, Ray Sims (tb), Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano (as), Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Kennedy (ts), Bill Hood (bar), Victor Feldman (p), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. No Heat - 6:03(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
Contemporary CD4CCD-4425-2 — The West Coast Jazz Box   (1998)
b. After You've Gone - 2:41(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) / arr: Bill Holman
c. Theme and Variations #2 - 4:26(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
All titles on: Andex LP 12"A/AS 3004 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1958)
Teichiku/Baybridge (Jpn.) LP 12"UPS 2170 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1982)
Toy's Factory (Jpn.) LP 12"TFJL 38002 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1991)
Teichiku/Baybridge (Jpn.) CD30CP 20 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1985)
V.S.O.P. CD25CD — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1987)
VAP (Jpn.) CDVPCL 85074 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1990)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10298_2 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phono (Sp.) CD870238 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2015)

Bill Holman (ts) on a.

Solo order:
Track a - Sheldon, Holman, Rosolino, Geller, Candoli
Track b - Sheldon, Fontana, Kennedy
Track c - none


Date: February 13, 1958
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Andex
Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit

Bill Holman (ldr), Ed Leddy, Al Porcino, Jack Sheldon, Stu Williamson (t), Carl Fontana, Frank Rosolino, Ray Sims (tb), Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano (as), Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Kennedy (ts), Bill Hood (bar), Victor Feldman (p), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Aura - 4:42(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
b. You Go to My Head - 6:11(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) / arr: Bill Holman
c. Goodbye - 3:26(Gordon Jenkins) / arr: Bill Holman
All titles on: Andex LP 12"A/AS 3004 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1958)
Teichiku/Baybridge (Jpn.) LP 12"UPS 2170 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1982)
Toy's Factory (Jpn.) LP 12"TFJL 38002 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1991)
Teichiku/Baybridge (Jpn.) CD30CP 20 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1985)
V.S.O.P. CD25CD — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1987)
VAP (Jpn.) CDVPCL 85074 — Big Band Jazz In a Jazz Orbit   (1990)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10298_2 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2008)
Phono (Sp.) CD870238 — The Original Bill Holman Big Band: Complete Recordings   (2015)

Solo order:
Track a - Geller, Sheldon, Kamuca, Holman
Track b - Mariano, Williamson, Holman
Track c - Holman, Sims


Date: June 2, 1958
Location: KABC "Stars of Jazz" TV Show, Los Angeles, CA
Label: [television broadcast]
Shorty Rogers Big Band

Shorty Rogers (ldr), Buddy Childers, Don Fagerquist, Ed Leddy, Al Porcino, Ray Triscari (t), Shorty Rogers (t, fh), Harry Betts, Frank Rosolino, Kenny Shroyer (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), George Roberts (btb), Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins (ts), Bill Hood (bar), Pete Jolly (p), Red Mitchell (b), Mel Lewis (d), June Christy (v)

a. Mountain Greenery - 3:12(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Calliope LP 12"CAL 3022 — Sessions, Live: Shorty Rogers, June Christy, Irene Kral and Jimmy Giuffre   (1976)
Zeta (Fr.) CD729 — West Coast Jazz   (1990)
Giant Steps (Eng.) CDGSCR 032 — You Shorty, Me Tarzan   (2010)
Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Shorty Rogers   (2010)
b. Martians Lullaby - 4:52(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Calliope LP 12"CAL 3022 — Sessions, Live: Shorty Rogers, June Christy, Irene Kral and Jimmy Giuffre   (1976)
Zeta (Fr.) CD729 — West Coast Jazz   (1990)
Giant Steps (Eng.) CDGSCR 032 — You Shorty, Me Tarzan   (2010)
Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Shorty Rogers   (2010)
c. I Want to Be Happy - 1:10(Vincent Youmans, Otto Harbach, Irving Caesar) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Calliope LP 12"CAL 3022 — Sessions, Live: Shorty Rogers, June Christy, Irene Kral and Jimmy Giuffre   (1976)
Giant Steps (Eng.) CDGSCR 032 — You Shorty, Me Tarzan   (2010)
Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Shorty Rogers   (2010)
d. That's All(Bob Haymes, Alan Brandt) / arr: Shorty Rogers
unissued
e. Bluezies - 4:03(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Calliope LP 12"CAL 3022 — Sessions, Live: Shorty Rogers, June Christy, Irene Kral and Jimmy Giuffre   (1976)
Zeta (Fr.) CD729 — West Coast Jazz   (1990)
Giant Steps (Eng.) CDGSCR 032 — You Shorty, Me Tarzan   (2010)
Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Shorty Rogers   (2010)
f. inc Popo - 2:14(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
Calliope LP 12"CAL 3022 — Sessions, Live: Shorty Rogers, June Christy,