Don Schlitten

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American jazz record producer, born 1932.
Schlitten founded the label Signal (3) 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 (3).
Fields and Schlitten ceased working together in the mid-1970s; Fields continued at Muse, and Schlitten founded Xanadu Records in 1975, 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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1944 Don Schlitten - Children Of The Fire album art Hannibal Marvin Peterson & The Sunrise Orchestra Finale Hannibal Marvin Peterson & The Sunrise Orchestra - Children Of The Fire (Album) Sunrise Records (3) 1944 US 1974 Sell This Version

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XANADU 113 Don Schlitten - Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron album art Barry Harris (2) Barry Harris (2) - Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron (Album) Xanadu Records XANADU 113 US 1975 Sell This Version
Xanadu 115 Don Schlitten - Beautiful! album art Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - Beautiful! (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 115 US 1975 Sell This Version
JC-3001 Don Schlitten - Act One album art Sam Noto Sam Noto - Act One (Album) Xanadu Records JC-3001 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
Xanadu 131 Don Schlitten - Live In Tokyo album art Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - Live In Tokyo (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 131 US 1976 Sell This Version
132 Don Schlitten - Live In Tokyo album art Jimmy Raney Jimmy Raney - Live In Tokyo (Album) Xanadu Records 132 US 1976 Sell This Version
Xanadu 129 Don Schlitten - Cello Again album art Sam Jones Sam Jones - Cello Again (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 129 US 1976 Sell This Version
137 Don Schlitten - Silver Blue album art 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 (Album) Xanadu Records 137 US 1977 Sell This Version
Xanadu 138 Don Schlitten - Al Cohn's America album art Al Cohn Al Cohn - Al Cohn's America(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 138 US 1977 Sell This Version
Xanadu 149 Don Schlitten - New Horizons album art Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - New Horizons(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 149 France 1978 Sell This Version
Xanadu 152 Don Schlitten - The Stepper album art Frank Butler Frank Butler - The Stepper(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 152 US 1978 Sell This Version
Xanadu 156 Don Schlitten - The Eleventh Day Of Aquarius album art Ronnie Cuber Ronnie Cuber - The Eleventh Day Of Aquarius(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 156 France 1978 Sell This Version
X 5001 Don Schlitten - Four Decades Of Jazz - A Musical History Of Xanadu album art Various Various - Four Decades Of Jazz - A Musical History Of Xanadu (Comp) Xanadu Records X 5001 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
XANADU 159 Don Schlitten - New Birth album art Bob Berg Bob Berg - New Birth (Album) Xanadu Records XANADU 159 US 1978 Sell This Version
Xanadu 150 Don Schlitten - Changes & Things album art Sam Jones Sam Jones - Changes & Things(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 150 US 1978 Sell This Version
KUX-71-T Don Schlitten - A Song For You album art Earl Coleman Earl Coleman - A Song For You (Album) Xanadu Records KUX-71-T Japan 1978 Sell This Version
155 Don Schlitten - Opening Remarks album art Ted Dunbar Ted Dunbar - Opening Remarks(LP, Album) Xanadu Records 155 US 1978 Sell This Version
Xanadu 164 Don Schlitten - Xanadu At Montreux Volume Three album art Xanadu Xanadu - Xanadu At Montreux Volume Three(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 164 US 1979 Sell This Version
Xanadu 170 Don Schlitten - Free Bop! album art Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - Free Bop!(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 170 US 1979 Sell This Version
JX.6617 Don Schlitten - Xanadu At Montreux Volume Four album art Xanadu Xanadu - Xanadu At Montreux Volume Four(LP, Album) Xanadu Records JX.6617 France 1979 Sell This Version
XANADU 3001 Don Schlitten - Flute Talk album art Sam Most With Joe Farrell Sam Most With Joe Farrell - Flute Talk (Album) Xanadu Records XANADU 3001 US 1979 Sell This Version
174 Don Schlitten - Skate Board Park album art Joe Farrell Joe Farrell - Skate Board Park (Album) Xanadu Records 174 US 1979 Sell This Version
Xanadu 157 Don Schlitten - We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together album art Jimmy Rowles Jimmy Rowles - We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 157 France 1978 Sell This Version
Xanadu 162 Don Schlitten - Xanadu At Montreux Volume One album art Xanadu Xanadu - Xanadu At Montreux Volume One (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 162 US 1979 Sell This Version
Xanadu 153 Don Schlitten - Third Down album art Dolo Coker Dolo Coker - Third Down(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 153 US 1979 Sell This Version