Don Schlitten

Don Schlitten

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American jazz record producer.
Schlitten founded the label Signal Records in 1955 alongside Harold Goldberg and Jules Colomby. His credits for Signal included work with Duke Jordan, Gigi Gryce, and Red Rodney. Signal was sold to Savoy Records in the late 1950s, and after this Schlitten worked as a freelance producer through the 1960s, including at Prestige Records.
At Prestige, as vice president, Don was both art director (photographer and designer), in charge of all album covers, and recording director of the jazz division. He also created the Prestige Historical Series and was responsible for the Lively Arts series as well. After a ten years association, Don's collaboration with Prestige ended in 1971.
In 1972 Don and Joe Fields co-founded Cobblestone Records, producing Sonny Stitt and the Newport Jazz Festival 1972 releases from the label. He and Fields also worked together at Muse Records and Onyx Records.
Fields and Schlitten ceased working together in the mid-1970s; Fields continued at Muse, and Schlitten founded Xanadu Records, where he produced Barry Harris, Al Cohn, Charles McPherson, and many others. He also oversaw the reissue of many early bebop sessions.
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Don Schlitten Discography

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Hannibal Marvin Peterson & The Sunrise Orchestra Finale Hannibal Marvin Peterson & The Sunrise Orchestra - Children Of The Fire (Album) Sunrise Records (3) US 1974 Sell This Version

Conducting & Leading

Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - Beautiful! (Album) Xanadu Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Barry Harris (2) Barry Harris (2) - Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron (Album) Xanadu Records US 1975 Sell This Version
JC-7003 Barry Harris (2) Barry Harris (2) - Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron(LP, Album) Tokuma Musical Industries Co., Ltd., Xanadu Records, Xanadu Silver Series JC-7003 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - Live In Tokyo (Album) Xanadu Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Xanadu 129 Sam Jones Sam Jones - Cello Again(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 129 US 1976 Sell This Version
Xanadu 138 Al Cohn Al Cohn - Al Cohn's America(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 138 US 1977 Sell This Version
137 Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris (2), Louis Hayes, Sam Jones, Blue Mitchell, Sam Noto Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris (2), Louis Hayes, Sam Jones, Blue Mitchell, Sam Noto - Silver Blue(LP, Album) Xanadu Records 137 US 1977 Sell This Version
Xanadu 156 Ronnie Cuber Ronnie Cuber - The Eleventh Day Of Aquarius(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 156 France 1978 Sell This Version
Various Various - Four Decades Of Jazz - A Musical History Of Xanadu (Comp) Xanadu Records Australia 1978 Sell This Version
Xanadu 149 Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - New Horizons(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 149 France 1978 Sell This Version
Frank Butler Frank Butler - The Stepper (Album) Xanadu Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Xanadu 147 Earl Coleman Earl Coleman - A Song For You(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 147 US 1978 Sell This Version
Xanadu 170 Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - Free Bop!(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 170 US 1979 Sell This Version
Sam Most With Joe Farrell Sam Most With Joe Farrell - Flute Talk (Album) Xanadu Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Xanadu 162 Xanadu Xanadu - Xanadu At Montreux Volume One(LP) Xanadu Records Xanadu 162 1979 Sell This Version
Xanadu Xanadu - Xanadu At Montreux Volume Three (Album) Xanadu Records France 1979 Sell This Version
Bob Berg Bob Berg - New Birth (Album) Xanadu Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Jimmy Rowles Jimmy Rowles - We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together (Album) Xanadu Records France 1978 Sell This Version
Joe Farrell Joe Farrell - Skate Board Park (Album) Xanadu Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Xanadu 153 Dolo Coker Dolo Coker - Third Down(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 153 US 1979 Sell This Version
JX.6617 Xanadu Xanadu - Xanadu At Montreux Volume Four(LP, Album) Xanadu Records JX.6617 France 1979 Sell This Version
XANADU 169 Frank Butler Frank Butler - Wheelin' And Dealin'(LP, Album) Xanadu Records XANADU 169 US 1980 Sell This Version
181 Ted Dunbar Ted Dunbar - Secundum Artem(LP) Xanadu Records 181 US 1980 Sell This Version
Kenny Drew, Sam Noto, Charles McPherson, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Butler Kenny Drew, Sam Noto, Charles McPherson, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Butler - For Sure! (Album) Xanadu Records US 1981 Sell This Version