Grover Sales

Profile:
Teacher and writer, credited for liner notes and photography.

Born: 1920 in Louisville, KY
Died: February 14, 2004 in Tiburon, CA

During a career that spanned 50 years Sales wrote about jazz, film and cultural politics and published widely in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Tiburon Ark and Gene Lees' Jazzletter. He wrote three books: Jazz: America's Classical Music, a biography of John Maher and, with his wife Georgia, The Clay-Pot Cookbook, which sold more than 800,000 copies.

Sales was also publicist for the Monterey Jazz Festival from its birth in 1958 until 1965, and for the hungry i nightclub. He also did freelance publicity work for artists such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland and Dick Gregory, and wrote liner notes for several Fantasy recordings.

Over the years, he taught jazz history courses at Stanford University, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco State University and the JazzSchool.

Sales became a jazz fan at 16, after hearing a broadcast of Benny Goodman's band with drummer Gene Krupa, and later became what he called "an inveterate Ellington groupie" after hearing a recording of "Black And Tan Fantasy".

After serving in the Army Air Corps in Southeast Asia during World War II, Sales studied at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and then settled in the Bay Area, where he received a BA in history from the University of California at Berkeley. (from San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 2004)
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Artist

Grover Sales Discography Tracks

Visual

Grover Sales - Carnival album art Denny Zeitlin Denny Zeitlin - Carnival (Album) Columbia US 1964 Sell This Version
Grover Sales - Debut Rarities ★ Volume 2 album art The Charles Mingus Duo & Trio* With Spaulding Givens & Max Roach The Charles Mingus Duo & Trio* With Spaulding Givens & Max Roach - Debut Rarities ★ Volume 2 (Album) Original Jazz Classics Germany 1992 Sell This Version
R2 976664 Grover Sales - Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual  album art Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane - Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual (DVD-V, NTSC) Rhino Home Video R2 976664 US 2000 Sell This Version
R3 970022 Grover Sales - Ralph J Gleason's Jazz Casual album art Art Farmer & Jim Hall Art Farmer & Jim Hall - Ralph J Gleason's Jazz Casual(VHS, Mono, NTSC) Rhino Home Video R3 970022 US 2000 Sell This Version
R3 970023 Grover Sales - Ralph J Gleason's Jazz Casual album art Gerry Mulligan Quartet Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Ralph J Gleason's Jazz Casual(VHS, Mono) Rhino Home Video R3 970023 US 2000 Sell This Version
IDVD1009 Grover Sales - Ralph J Gleason's Jazz Casual album art Dizzy Gillespie Quintet / Mel Tormé & The Benny Barth Trio Dizzy Gillespie Quintet / Mel Tormé & The Benny Barth Trio - Ralph J Gleason's Jazz Casual(DVD-V, PAL, All) Idem Home Video IDVD1009 Andorra 2001 Sell This Version
IDVD1005 Grover Sales - Ralph J Gleason's Jazz Casual album art Sonny Rollins / Carmen McRae Sonny Rollins / Carmen McRae - Ralph J Gleason's Jazz Casual(DVD-V, PAL) Idem Home Video IDVD1005 Andorra 2001 Sell This Version
JWS 9, JWS-9 Grover Sales - At Town Hall album art Mingus* With Eric Dolphy Mingus* With Eric Dolphy - At Town Hall(LP, Album, RE) Jazz Workshop, Fantasy JWS 9, JWS-9 US Unknown Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

Grover Sales - Modern Jazz Quartet album art The Modern Jazz Quartet The Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet (Comp, Album) Prestige, Prestige Australia 1972 Sell This Version
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk (Comp) Prestige UK 1972 Sell This Version
Grover Sales - Monk / Trane album art Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane - Monk / Trane (Comp) Milestone Records France 1973 Sell This Version
P 24043 Grover Sales - Another Monday Date album art Earl "Fatha" Hines* Earl "Fatha" Hines* - Another Monday Date(2xLP, Comp) Prestige P 24043 France 1974 Sell This Version
P-24052 Grover Sales - Piano Giants Vol. 1 album art Various Various - Piano Giants Vol. 1(2xLP, Comp) Prestige P-24052 US 1975 Sell This Version
P-24107 Grover Sales - After Hours album art Thad Jones, Kenny Burrell, Frank Wess, Mal Waldron, Paul Chambers (3), Art Taylor, Teddy Charles, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones Thad Jones, Kenny Burrell, Frank Wess, Mal Waldron, Paul Chambers (3), Art Taylor, Teddy Charles, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones - After Hours(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Prestige P-24107 US 1982 Sell This Version
Grover Sales - Amadeus (Original Soundtrack Recording) album art Neville Marriner*, Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields* Neville Marriner*, Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields* - Amadeus (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) Polydor Italy 1984 Sell This Version
Grover Sales - Artistry In Rhythm album art The Laurindo Almeida Trio The Laurindo Almeida Trio - Artistry In Rhythm (Album) Concord Jazz Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CRS 6832 Grover Sales - Leaves On The Water album art Gene Lees & Roger Kellaway Gene Lees & Roger Kellaway - Leaves On The Water(LP) Choice Records (3) CRS 6832 US 1985 Sell This Version
Grover Sales - A Vintage Year album art Mel Tormé, George Shearing Mel Tormé, George Shearing - A Vintage Year (Album) Concord Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
PAB 005 Grover Sales - Blues For Fred album art Joe Pass Joe Pass - Blues For Fred(LP, Album) Pablo Records PAB 005 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Grover Sales - Half Moon Bay album art Bill Evans Bill Evans - Half Moon Bay (Album) Milestone Records US 1998 Sell This Version
0927-47176-2 Grover Sales - Amadeus (Special Edition: The Director's Cut - Newly Remastered Music From The Original Motion Picture) album art Sir Neville Marriner, Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields* Sir Neville Marriner, Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields* - Amadeus (Special Edition: The Director's Cut - Newly Remastered Music From The Original Motion Picture)(2xCD, Album, RM, S/Edition, 24 ) Warner Music France 0927-47176-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
FCD-60-024, F-7007/7011 Grover Sales - The Lenny Bruce Originals Volume 2 album art Lenny Bruce Lenny Bruce - The Lenny Bruce Originals Volume 2(CD, Comp, Club, RM) Fantasy, Fantasy FCD-60-024, F-7007/7011 US Unknown Sell This Version
FCD-60-023, F-7001/7003 Grover Sales - The Lenny Bruce Originals Volume 1 album art Lenny Bruce Lenny Bruce - The Lenny Bruce Originals Volume 1(CD, Comp, Club, RM) Fantasy, Fantasy FCD-60-023, F-7001/7003 US Unknown Sell This Version
Grover Sales - Amadeus (More Music From The Original Soundtrack Of The Film) album art Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields*, Sir Neville Marriner Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields*, Sir Neville Marriner - Amadeus (More Music From The Original Soundtrack Of The Film) Fantasy, Fantasy Scandinavia Unknown Sell This Version