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 Children Of The Fire — Don Schlitten 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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Conducting & Leading

Xanadu 118 Picture Of Heath — Don Schlitten Jimmy Heath Jimmy Heath - Picture Of Heath(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 118 US 1975 Sell This Version
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JC-7003 Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron — Don Schlitten Barry Harris (2) Barry Harris (2) - Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron (Album) Xanadu Records JC-7003 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 110 Play It Now — Don Schlitten Al Cohn Al Cohn - Play It Now (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 110 US 1975 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 115 Beautiful! — Don Schlitten Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - Beautiful! (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 115 US 1975 Sell This Version
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JC-3001 Act One — Don Schlitten Sam Noto Sam Noto - Act One (Album) Xanadu Records JC-3001 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 131 Live In Tokyo — Don Schlitten Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - Live In Tokyo (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 131 US 1976 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 132 Live In Tokyo — Don Schlitten Jimmy Raney Jimmy Raney - Live In Tokyo (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 132 US 1976 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 129 Cello Again — Don Schlitten Sam Jones Sam Jones - Cello Again (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 129 US 1976 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 138 Al Cohn's America — Don Schlitten Al Cohn Al Cohn - Al Cohn's America(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 138 US 1977 Sell This Version
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137 Silver Blue — Don Schlitten 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
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Xanadu 149 New Horizons — Don Schlitten Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - New Horizons(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 149 France 1978 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 152 The Stepper — Don Schlitten Frank Butler Frank Butler - The Stepper(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 152 US 1978 Sell This Version
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X 5001 Four Decades Of Jazz (A Musical History Of Xanadu) — Don Schlitten Various Various - Four Decades Of Jazz (A Musical History Of Xanadu) (Comp) Xanadu Records X 5001 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 159 New Birth — Don Schlitten Bob Berg Bob Berg - New Birth (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 159 US 1978 Sell This Version
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Xanadu ULX-99-T Changes & Things — Don Schlitten Sam Jones Sam Jones - Changes & Things (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu ULX-99-T Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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KUX-71-T A Song For You — Don Schlitten Earl Coleman Earl Coleman - A Song For You (Album) Xanadu Records KUX-71-T Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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JX. 6622 The Eleventh Day Of Aquarius — Don Schlitten Ronnie Cuber Ronnie Cuber - The Eleventh Day Of Aquarius (Album) Xanadu Records JX. 6622 France 1978 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 155 Opening Remarks — Don Schlitten Ted Dunbar Ted Dunbar - Opening Remarks(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 155 US 1978 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 164 Xanadu At Montreux Volume Three — Don Schlitten Xanadu Xanadu - Xanadu At Montreux Volume Three(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 164 US 1979 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 170 Free Bop! — Don Schlitten Charles McPherson Charles McPherson - Free Bop!(LP, Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 170 US 1979 Sell This Version
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JX.6617 Xanadu At Montreux Volume Four — Don Schlitten Xanadu Xanadu - Xanadu At Montreux Volume Four(LP, Album) Xanadu Records JX.6617 France 1979 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 3001 Flute Talk — Don Schlitten Sam Most With Joe Farrell Sam Most With Joe Farrell - Flute Talk (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 3001 US 1979 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 174 Skate Board Park — Don Schlitten Joe Farrell Joe Farrell - Skate Board Park (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 174 US 1979 Sell This Version
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Xanadu 157 We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together — Don Schlitten Jimmy Rowles Jimmy Rowles - We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together (Album) Xanadu Records Xanadu 157 France 1978 Sell This Version