Norman Granz

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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Norman Granz Discography

Albums

MG Vol . 9 Norman Granz Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 9(10", Album, Mono) Mercury MG Vol . 9 US 1949 Sell This Version
MG Vol 2, N°6902 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
MG Vol. 11, N° 6911 Norman Granz Norman Granz'Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.11(10", Album, Mono) Mercury, Blue Star MG Vol. 11, N° 6911 France 1951 Sell This Version
N° 6904 Norman Granz "Jazz At The Philharmonic" vol 4(10", Album, Mono) Blue Star N° 6904 France 1951 Sell This Version
vol 13, N° 6913 Norman Granz Norman Granz'Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.13(10", Album, Mono) Mercury, Blue Star vol 13, N° 6913 France 1951 Sell This Version
33CX 10009 Norman Granz, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, Flip Phillips, Charlie Shavers, Benny Carter, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge Norman Granz, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, Flip Phillips, Charlie Shavers, Benny Carter, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge - JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC 1 (Carnegie Hall Concert 1952)(LP) Columbia 33CX 10009 UK 1952 Sell This Version
Vol.8, N° 6908 Norman Granz Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.8(10", Album, Mono) Mercury, Blue Star Vol.8, N° 6908 France 1953 Sell This Version
MG Vol.12, N° 6912 Norman Granz Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.12(10", Album, Mono) Mercury, Blue Star MG Vol.12, N° 6912 France 1953 Sell This Version
MGV-8054 Norman Granz Jam Session #6(LP) Verve Records MGV-8054 US 1956 Sell This Version
V- 8540 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
V- 8541 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
MV 9073/5 Norman Granz, Jazz At The Philharmonic Norman Granz, Jazz At The Philharmonic - 1950s(3xLP, Mono + Box) Verve Records MV 9073/5 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
35MJ 3278/9 Norman Granz, Jazz At The Philharmonic Norman Granz, Jazz At The Philharmonic - '40s-'50s(2xLP, Mono, Gat) Verve Records 35MJ 3278/9 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
35MJ 3405/06 Norman Granz Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl(2xLP) Verve Records 35MJ 3405/06 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
MG 35002 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 Grantz Présente Jazz At The Phiharmonic En Europe Volume 3(LP) Verve Records none France Unknown Sell This Version
none Norman Granz Norman Granz Présente Jazz At The Philharmonic In Europe Volume 4(LP) Verve Records none France Unknown Sell This Version
none Norman Granz Norman Granz Presente Jazz At The Philarmonic In Europe Volume 1(LP) Verve Records none France Unknown Sell This Version
33cx10043 Norman Granz Norman Granz' Jazz Session No.4(LP) Columbia 33cx10043 UK Unknown Sell This Version
33CX 10021 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) Mercury US 1951 Sell This Version
MGC-515 Cubano Andre's All Stars Supervised By Norman Granz Cubano Andre's All Stars Supervised By Norman Granz - Cubano Album(10") Clef Records MGC-515 US Unknown Sell This Version
5017 Norman Granz Bell Boy Blues(Shellac, 10", Single) Karusell 5017 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
2004 Norman Granz Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 3(Shellac, 12") Asch Recordings 2004 US Unknown Sell This Version
2005 Norman Granz Lady Be Good (Shellac, 12", Mono, Promo) Disc Records 2005 US Unknown Sell This Version