Norman Granz

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Norman Granz
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Influential American jazz label founder. Born August 6, 1918, in Los Angeles, of a Ukrainian-Jewish ancestry, Granz was a fundamental figure in American jazz music, especially of the 1950s and the 1960s. In 1946 he established Clef Records and in 1953 Norgran Records which he ran alongside the smaller brand Down Home Records. In 1956 he fused his label activities into Verve Records which he sold to MGM in 1960. In 1973 he established his fifth and last label, Pablo Records. With the releases on these labels Granz has supervised the recordings of a significant number of jazz classics.

He started the Jazz At The Philharmonic (JATP) concert tours which were perhaps the first marketed "jam" sessions to be distributed. The concerts were widely recorded and distributed under the Norman Granz Presents Jazz At The Philharmonic banner.

Granz died 22 November 2001 in Geneva, Switzerland aged 83.
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Albums

Norman Granz - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 9 album art Norman Granz Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 9 (Album, EP) Mercury US 1949 Sell This Version
MG Vol 2, N°6902 Norman Granz - Norman Granz'Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.2 album art Norman Granz Norman Granz'Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.2(10", Album, Mono) Mercury, Blue Star MG Vol 2, N°6902 France 1950 Sell This Version
Norman Granz - Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 11 album art Norman Granz Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 11 (Album) Mercury France 1951 Sell This Version
11646 Norman Granz - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.11 album art Norman Granz Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.11(2xLP, Mono) Clef Records 11646 US 1951 Sell This Version
N° 6904 Norman Granz - "Jazz At The Philharmonic" vol 4 album art Norman Granz "Jazz At The Philharmonic" vol 4(10", Album, Mono) Blue Star N° 6904 France 1951 Sell This Version
Norman Granz - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.12 album art Norman Granz Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.12 (Album) Mercury, Blue Star France 1953 Sell This Version
Norman Granz - Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.8 album art Norman Granz Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.8 (Album) Mercury, Blue Star France 1953 Sell This Version
MGV-8054 Norman Granz - Jam Session #6 album art Norman Granz Jam Session #6(LP) Verve Records MGV-8054 US 1956 Sell This Version
33CX 10043 Norman Granz - Norman Granz' Jam Session No. 4 album art Norman Granz Norman Granz' Jam Session No. 4(LP) Columbia 33CX 10043 UK 1956 Sell This Version
#MG Vol. 10 Norman Granz - Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 10  album art Norman Granz Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 10 (3xLP, Mono) Verve Records #MG Vol. 10 US 1956 Sell This Version
V- 8541 Norman Granz - Jazz At The Philharmonic In Europe album art Norman Granz presents Jazz At The Philharmonic Norman Granz presents Jazz At The Philharmonic - Jazz At The Philharmonic In Europe(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records V- 8541 US 1963 Sell This Version
V- 8540 Norman Granz - Jazz At The Philharmonic In Europe album art Norman Granz presents Jazz At The Philharmonic Norman Granz presents Jazz At The Philharmonic - Jazz At The Philharmonic In Europe(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records V- 8540 US 1963 Sell This Version
MV 9073/75 Norman Granz - 1950s album art Norman Granz, Jazz At The Philharmonic Norman Granz, Jazz At The Philharmonic - 1950s(3xLP, Mono + Box) Verve Records MV 9073/75 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
PACD-2620-119-2 Norman Granz - J.A.T.P. In London, 1969 album art Norman Granz J.A.T.P. In London, 1969(2xCD, Comp) Pablo Live PACD-2620-119-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
MG 35002 Norman Granz - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.10 album art Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.10(10", Album, Mono) Mercury MG 35002 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Norman Granz - Norman Granz Presente Jazz At The Philarmonic In Europe Volume 1 album art Norman Granz Norman Granz Presente Jazz At The Philarmonic In Europe Volume 1(LP) Verve Records none France Unknown Sell This Version
none Norman Granz - Norman Grantz Présente Jazz At The Phiharmonic En Europe Volume 3 album art Norman Granz Norman Grantz Présente Jazz At The Phiharmonic En Europe Volume 3(LP) Verve Records none France Unknown Sell This Version
2310-179 Norman Granz - Presents Pablo Jazz Sampler - Vol. II album art Norman Granz Presents Pablo Jazz Sampler - Vol. II(LP, Promo, Smplr) Pablo Records 2310-179 US Unknown Sell This Version
MG DL8 Norman Granz - Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 8 album art Norman Granz Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 8(3xLP, Box) Verve Records MG DL8 US Unknown Sell This Version
821 028-1 Y-10 Norman Granz - Norman Granz Presents Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 1 album art Norman Granz Norman Granz Presents Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 1(10xBox, Album) Verve Records 821 028-1 Y-10 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
none Norman Granz - Norman Granz Présente Jazz At The Philharmonic In Europe Volume 4 album art Norman Granz Norman Granz Présente Jazz At The Philharmonic In Europe Volume 4(LP) Verve Records none France Unknown Sell This Version
10078 Norman Granz - Jazz At The Philharmonic 1955 Volume 1 album art Norman Granz Jazz At The Philharmonic 1955 Volume 1(LP) Columbia 10078 UK Unknown Sell This Version
33CX 10021 Norman Granz - Jam Session No. 2 album art Norman Granz Jam Session No. 2(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33CX 10021 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Norman Granz - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 14  album art Norman Granz Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 14 (Single, Album) Mercury US 1951 Sell This Version
MG VOL 5 Norman Granz - Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 9 album art Norman Granz Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 9(10", Mono) CLEF RECORDS MG VOL 5 USA & Canada 1951 Sell This Version