Carl E. Jefferson

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American jazz record producer, founder of Concord Records
Born 10 December 1919 in Alameda, California
Died 29 March 1995

Carl Jefferson was a businessman who owned a successful automotive dealership, and he was also a great fan of mainstream jazz and swing music. He created the Concord Summer Festival in 1969 in Corcord, California, a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area, to showcase the jazz artists he loved. (The festival was later renamed the Concord Jazz Festival.) Jefferson founded the Concord Jazz record label in 1972 to record the kind of swing musicians featured at his festival who were not otherwise being recorded by record labels. In 1980, he launched Concord Jazz Picante to record Cal Tjader and other Latin jazz artists. He ran the Concord Jazz labels from 1972 until 1994, when he sold Concord to Alliance Entertainment. Jefferson produced over 500 albums for Concord.

Carl Jefferson died in March 1995.
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Vocals

CCD-4420 Dear Mr. Basie — Carl E. Jefferson The Frank Wess - Harry Edison Orchestra The Frank Wess - Harry Edison Orchestra - Dear Mr. Basie(CD, Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4420 US 1990 Sell This Version
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CCD-4481 Recorded Live At The Fujitsu-Concord Jazz Festival In Japan '90 — Carl E. Jefferson Mel Tormé Mel Tormé - Recorded Live At The Fujitsu-Concord Jazz Festival In Japan '90 (Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4481 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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Production

CJS-1 Jazz/Concord — Carl E. Jefferson Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Herb Ellis Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Herb Ellis - Jazz/Concord (Album) Concord Jazz CJS-1 US 1974 Sell This Version
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L30135 Braff/Barnes Quartet Salutes Rodgers And Hart — Carl E. Jefferson Ruby Braff / George Barnes Quartet Ruby Braff / George Barnes Quartet - Braff/Barnes Quartet Salutes Rodgers And Hart (Album) Concord Jazz L30135 Australia & New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
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ICJ-80046 Great Guitars — Carl E. Jefferson Great Guitars* - Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis Great Guitars* - Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (Album) Concord Jazz ICJ-80046 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
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ICJ-80058 The L.A. Four Scores! — Carl E. Jefferson The L.A. Four* The L.A. Four* - The L.A. Four Scores! (Album) Concord Jazz ICJ-80058 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
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CJ 24 Positively — Carl E. Jefferson Plas Johnson Plas Johnson - Positively (Album) Concord Jazz CJ 24 US 1976 Sell This Version
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CJ-25 Louie Bellson's 7 - Live At The Concord Summer Festival — Carl E. Jefferson Louie Bellson* Louie Bellson* - Louie Bellson's 7 - Live At The Concord Summer Festival (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-25 US 1976 Sell This Version
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L 36171 Great Guitars — Carl E. Jefferson Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (Album) Concord Jazz L 36171 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
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CJ-29-C Soprano Summit In Concert — Carl E. Jefferson Bob WilberKen Davern*Marty GroszRay BrownJake Hanna Bob WilberKen Davern*Marty GroszRay BrownJake Hanna - Soprano Summit In Concert (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-29-C US 1976 Sell This Version
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CJ-22 Jake Hanna's Kansas City Express — Carl E. Jefferson Jake Hanna Jake Hanna - Jake Hanna's Kansas City Express (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-22 US 1976 Sell This Version
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ICJ-80136 Joyful Jazz — Carl E. Jefferson Father Tom Vaughn Father Tom Vaughn - Joyful Jazz Concord Jazz ICJ-80136 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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CJ-18 The L.A.4 — Carl E. Jefferson LA4 LA4 - The L.A.4 (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-18 US 1976 Sell This Version
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CJ-27 Hello Rev — Carl E. Jefferson Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band* Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band* - Hello Rev (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-27 US 1976 Sell This Version
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L 30144, CJ-12 Hot Tracks — Carl E. Jefferson Herb Ellis-Ray Brown Sextet Featuring Harry "Sweets" Edison*, Jake Hanna, Plas Johnson, Mike Melvoin Herb Ellis-Ray Brown Sextet Featuring Harry "Sweets" Edison*, Jake Hanna, Plas Johnson, Mike Melvoin - Hot Tracks (Album) Concord Jazz L 30144, CJ-12 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
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CJ-17 A Pair To Draw To — Carl E. Jefferson Herb Ellis & Ross Tompkins Herb Ellis & Ross Tompkins - A Pair To Draw To(LP, Album) Concord Jazz CJ-17 US 1976 Sell This Version
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CJ-28 Scrimshaw — Carl E. Jefferson Ross Tompkins Ross Tompkins - Scrimshaw(LP, Album) Concord Jazz CJ-28 US 1976 Sell This Version
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CJ-38 The Artful Dodger — Carl E. Jefferson Victor Feldman Victor Feldman - The Artful Dodger (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-38 US 1977 Sell This Version
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CJ-34 Poor Butterfly — Carl E. Jefferson Barney Kessel And Herb Ellis Barney Kessel And Herb Ellis - Poor Butterfly (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-34 US 1977 Sell This Version
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CJ-43 Blues Going Up — Carl E. Jefferson George Barnes Quartet George Barnes Quartet - Blues Going Up(LP) Concord Jazz CJ-43 US 1977 Sell This Version
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ICJ-70155 Now — Carl E. Jefferson Peter Nero Peter Nero - Now Concord Jazz ICJ-70155 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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CJ-50 A Tribute To Duke — Carl E. Jefferson Bing CrosbyTony BennettRosemary ClooneyWoody Herman Bing CrosbyTony BennettRosemary ClooneyWoody Herman - A Tribute To Duke (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-50 US 1977 Sell This Version
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CJ-30 Live At The Concord Summer Festival — Carl E. Jefferson Joe Venuti, George Barnes Joe Venuti, George Barnes - Live At The Concord Summer Festival (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-30 US 1977 Sell This Version
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CJ 26 A Sign Of The Times — Carl E. Jefferson Tal Farlow Tal Farlow - A Sign Of The Times (Album) Concord Jazz CJ 26 US 1977 Sell This Version
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CJ-45 Tin Tin Deo — Carl E. Jefferson Kenny Burrell Kenny Burrell - Tin Tin Deo (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-45 US 1977 Sell This Version