Prestige

Prestige

Profile:
American jazz label.

Like several other prominent jazz producers of the Fifties, Bob Weinstock started out as a traditional jazz fan but soon found himself standing at the cutting edge of modern jazz. He launched his own label – originally called New Jazz, soon renamed Prestige – in 1949 and, during the next decade, recorded such giants as Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, the Modern Jazz Quartet and John Coltrane, often in informal "blowing" sessions.

Weinstock turned the reins over to other producers in 1958, and Prestige soon became the leading purveyor of what is now known as acid jazz with its recordings of Jack McDuff, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Charles Earland, and others.

Prestige, its sub labels and its publishing company, Prestige Music, Inc., became part of the Fantasy group of labels in June 1971, Weinstock remaining President. The Fantasy group merged with the Concord Music Group in 2004.

Label Code: LC 0313.
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A concise guide to label variations of the 7000 cat.# series, as issued in the USA:

On first pressings from 7000 up to 7140, the 'fireworks' labels in yellow/black show the following address in the upper rim text, and are all mono pressings:
446 W. 50th ST., N.Y.C.

From 7141 up to (approximately) 7325, the fireworks labels in yellow/black for mono, and black/silver for stereo, show the following:
203 South Washington Ave., Bergenfield, N.J.

All mono 'fireworks' pressings have a caption on the right hand side of the spindle hole that can read any of the following:
"HI FI" / "HI FIDELITY" / "HIGH FIDELITY" / "High Fidelity".

From (approximately) 7326 up to the end of the series, the same address was used, but with a completely different design, known as the 'trident' label:
During 1964 and 1965 the logo appeared on the right hand side of the labels (both stereo and mono). After 1965 the logo moved to the 12 o'clock position.
Sublabels
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Contact Info:
(obsolete)
distributed by:
Fantasy Records
10th And Parker
Berkeley
California 94710
USA

(obsolete)
Prestige Records, Inc. & Status Records
203 South Washington Avenue
Bergenfield
New Jersey
USA
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
- Stan Getz Early Quartets & More(3xLP, Comp) Fantasy, Prestige - Germany 1986 Sell This Version
2 C 054-10135 Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot, Volume 1.(LP, Album) Prestige 2 C 054-10135 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 054 - 90.425 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk(LP, Comp) Prestige 2C 054 - 90.425 France Unknown Sell This Version
2PCD 24073-2 Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts December 1944(2xCD) Prestige 2PCD 24073-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
2PCD 24074-2 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts January 1946(2xCD) Prestige 2PCD 24074-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
2PCD-24075-2 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts, December, 1947(2xCD) Prestige 2PCD-24075-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
2PCD-34004-2 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943 (Album) 2PCD-34004-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
3PCD-2302-2 Various Giants Of The Blues And Funk Tenor Sax(3xCD, Comp) Prestige 3PCD-2302-2 Unknown Sell This Version
3PRCD-4428-2 Thelonious Monk The Complete Prestige Recordings(3xCD, Album, Comp, RE, RM, Car) Prestige 3PRCD-4428-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
# 4 Jay Jay Johnson* / Kai Winding / Bennie Green Jay Jay Johnson* / Kai Winding / Bennie Green - Trombone By Three(LP, Comp) Prestige, Prestige # 4 US 1957 Sell This Version
4 C 006-93767 M Funk, Inc.* Bowlegs(7", Single) Prestige 4 C 006-93767 M Belgium 1971 Sell This Version
4 C 006-93944 Rusty Bryant It's Impossible / All That I've Got(7") Prestige 4 C 006-93944 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4 C052-93611 Eddie Chamblee The Rocking Tenor Sax Of(LP) Prestige 4 C052-93611 Belgium 1964 Sell This Version
4 CO62 93807 Funk Inc. Funk Inc.(LP, Album) Prestige 4 CO62 93807 Belgium 1971 Sell This Version
4M175 Moondog (2) Moondog(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) 4 Men With Beards 4M175 US 2016 Sell This Version
4PRCD4438-2 The Modern Jazz Quartet The Complete Modern Jazz Quartet Prestige & Pablo Recordings 4PRCD4438-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
5C 006-62602 Bill Summers & Summers Heat Straight To The Bank(7") Prestige 5C 006-62602 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 052.96466 Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach - Remember The Bird. Charlie Parker Live At Massey Hall(LP, Album) Prestige, Fantasy 5C 052.96466 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5P 10110 Patrice Rushen Let There Be Funk(Cass, Comp) Prestige 5P 10110 US 1980 Sell This Version
6 Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne, Julius Watkins, David Amram Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne, Julius Watkins, David Amram - Baritones & French Horns(LP, Album, Mono) Prestige 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
7PCD-4407-2 Sonny Rollins The Complete Prestige Recordings(7xCD, Comp) Prestige 7PCD-4407-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
08CCD-556-2 Mildred Anderson Person To Person(CD, Album, RE) Prestige 08CCD-556-2 Spain 2004 Sell This Version
8PCD-012-2 Miles Davis Chronicle: The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951–1956 (Comp) 8PCD-012-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
9PRCD-4418-2 Eric Dolphy The Complete Prestige Recordings(9xCD, Comp + Box) Prestige 9PRCD-4418-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
11PRCD-4442-2 Dexter Gordon The Complete Prestige Recordings(11xCD, Comp) Prestige 11PRCD-4442-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
16-1 Modern Jazz Quartet*, Milt Jackson Quartet* Modern Jazz Quartet*, Milt Jackson Quartet* - Concorde(LP, Comp) Prestige, Prestige 16-1 US 1957 Sell This Version
16PCD-4405-2 John Coltrane The Prestige Recordings (Album, Comp) 16PCD-4405-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
130 Charlie Mariano The New Sounds From Boston With Charlie Mariano(10", Album) Prestige 130 US Unknown Sell This Version
#138 Zoot Sims All Stars* Contemporary Music(10", Album) Prestige, Prestige #138 US 1953 Sell This Version
191 Etta Jones That's All There Is For That(7") Prestige 191 US 1962 Sell This Version
195 Miles Davis When I Fall In Love(7", Single) Prestige 195 US 1961 Sell This Version
212 Hampton Hawes Quartet Hampton Hawes Quartet(10", Album) Prestige 212 US Unknown Sell This Version
254 Yusef Lateef Love Theme From Spartacus / Snafu(7", Single) Prestige 254 US 1961 Sell This Version
273 Jack McDuff* A Real Good Yn'(7", Single) Prestige 273 US 1963 Sell This Version
301 Jimmy McPartland And His Dixieland Band* (The Daughter Of) Sister Kate(Shellac, 10") Prestige 301 US 1950 Sell This Version
431 Richard "Groove" Holmes Never On Sunday 431 US 1966 Sell This Version
701 James Moody And His Band Lester Leaps In / Out Of Nowhere(Shellac, 10") Prestige 701 US 1950 Sell This Version
703 James Moody And His Quartet / James Moody And His Band James Moody And His Quartet / James Moody And His Band - The Flight / I'm In The Mood For Love(Shellac, 10") Prestige 703 US 1949 Sell This Version
705 Sonny Stitt Quartet All God's Children / Sunset(Shellac, 10") Prestige 705 Unknown Sell This Version
705 Sonny Stitt All God's Children / Sunset(10") Prestige 705 US 1950 Sell This Version
706 Sonny Stitt Quartet Bud's Blues / Fine And Dandy(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 706 US 1950 Sell This Version
708 Stan Getz There's A Small Hotel / I've Got You Under My Skin(Shellac, 10") Prestige 708 US 1950 Sell This Version
709 Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - Blues Up And Down / You Can Depend On Me(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 709 US 1950 Sell This Version
710 Stan Getz Long Island Sound / Marcia(Shellac, 10") Prestige 710 US 1950 Sell This Version
716 James Moody Good Bait / Dexterious(Shellac, 10") Prestige 716 US 1950 Sell This Version
717 Gene Ammons I Wanna Be Loved(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 717 US 1950 Sell This Version
718 Sonny Stitt Count Every Star(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 718 US Unknown Sell This Version
719 Zoot Sims You Go To My Head / The Scene Is Clean(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 719 US 1950 Sell This Version
727 Sonny Stitt And His Orchestra After You've Gone / Our Very Own (Single) 727 US 1950 Sell This Version
729 Stan Getz Quartet Too Marvelous For Words / Michelle(Shellac, 10") Prestige 729 Unknown Sell This Version
731 Gene Ammons I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Sweet Jennie Lou(Shellac, 10") Prestige 731 Unknown Sell This Version
732 Zoot Sims And His Quartet* Jane-O / Memories Of You(Shellac, 10") Prestige 732 US Unknown Sell This Version
733 Sonny Stitt And His Quartet* Imagination / Cherokee(Shellac, 10") Prestige 733 US 1951 Sell This Version
734 Miles Davis And His Band Morpheus / Blue Room(10", Mono) Prestige 734 US 1951 Sell This Version
735 Gene Ammons And His Band Jug / 'Round About One A.M.(7") Prestige, Prestige 735 US 1951 Sell This Version
737 Gene Ammons Jungle Strut / Madame Queen(7", Single, Promo) Prestige 737 US 1970 Sell This Version
737 Roy Eldridge Quartet* / Roy Eldridge And His Band Roy Eldridge Quartet* / Roy Eldridge And His Band - Echoes Of Harlem / School Days(Shellac, 10") Prestige 737 US 1951 Sell This Version
738 James Moody And His Band Again / Moody's Got Rhythm(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 738 US 1951 Sell This Version
739 Sonny Stitt And His Orchestra / Sonny Stitt And His Quartet* Sonny Stitt And His Orchestra / Sonny Stitt And His Quartet* - If The Moon Turns Green / Can't We Be Friends(Shellac, 10") Prestige 739 US Unknown Sell This Version
740 Stan Getz And His Quartet* What's New(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 740 US Unknown Sell This Version
742 Miles Davis Whispering(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 742 US Unknown Sell This Version
743 Lee Konitz Sextet Ezz-Thetic(Shellac, 10") Prestige 743 US 1951 Sell This Version
746 Sonny Stitt And His Band* 'S Wonderful / The Thrill Of Your Kiss(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 746 US Unknown Sell This Version
748 Gene Ammons vs. Sonny Stitt Gene Ammons vs. Sonny Stitt - Stringin' The Jug(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 748 US 1950 Sell This Version
752 Funk, Inc.* Whipper (Single) 752 US 1971 Sell This Version
752 Sonny Stitt And His Quartet* / Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt And His Quartet* / Sonny Stitt - Down With It / Mean To Me(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 752 US Unknown Sell This Version
756 Idris Muhammad I'm A Believer 756 US 1972 Sell This Version
761 Gerry Mulligan New Stars Roundhouse / Ide's Side(Shellac, 10") Prestige 761 Unknown Sell This Version
763 Charles Earland Leaving This Planet - Part I & II (Single) 763 US 1974 Sell This Version
765 Bill Summers Come Into My Life / People Know(7", Single) Prestige 765 US 1977 Sell This Version
766 Patrice Rushen Let Your Heart Be Free(7") Prestige 766 US 1977 Sell This Version
770 Bill Summers And Summers Heat* Walking On Sunshine / Learn To Live As One(7", Single) Prestige 770 US 1979 Sell This Version
777 Miles Davis And His Band Dig? (Part One)(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 777 US 1954 Sell This Version
787 Sonny Stitt Stitt's It / Confessin' (That I Love You)(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 787 US 1952 Sell This Version
788 George Wallington Trio Love Beat(Shellac, 10") Prestige 788 US Unknown Sell This Version
789 Reinhold Svensson Quintet Flying Home / I Wished On The Moon(Shellac, 10") Prestige 789 US Unknown Sell This Version
792 Arne Domnerus Four Brothers Let's Cool One / Anytime For You(Shellac, 10") Prestige 792 US Unknown Sell This Version
797 Billy Taylor Trio Accent On Youth / Give Me The Simple Life(Shellac, 10") Prestige 797 US Unknown Sell This Version
826 Sonny Stitt Quartet Nevertheless(Shellac, 10", Single) Prestige 826 US Unknown Sell This Version
826 Sonny Stitt Quartet Nevertheless / Jeepers Creepers(Shellac, 10") Prestige 826 US Unknown Sell This Version
839 Annie Ross Farmer's Market / The Time Was Right(Shellac, 10") Prestige 839 US Unknown Sell This Version
846 Miles Davis Bluing Part 1 & 2(10", Promo, She) Prestige 846 US 1951 Sell This Version
850 Thelonious Monk Little Rootie Tootie / Monk's Dream(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono, Promo) Prestige 850 US Unknown Sell This Version
853 Wardell Gray L.A. Stars Jackie / Sweet And Lovely(Shellac, 10") Prestige 853 US 1952 Sell This Version
867 Stan Getz Quartet You Stepped Out Of A Dream / Intoit(Shellac, 10") Prestige 867 US Unknown Sell This Version
868 Miles Davis Conception / Bluing (Pt. 3)(Shellac, 10", Single, Promo) Prestige 868 US Unknown Sell This Version
883 Joe Holiday My Funny Valentine / Sleep(Shellac, 10") Prestige 883 Unknown Sell This Version
885 James Moody And His Band Keepin' Up With Jonesy / Workshop(Shellac, 10") Prestige 885 US Unknown Sell This Version
893X45 The Miles Davis Quartet Blue Haze(7", Single) Prestige 893X45 US 1954 Sell This Version
894-X45 Art Farmer Band Evening In Paris / Elephant Walk(7") Prestige 894-X45 US 1954 Sell This Version
896 James Moody Over The Rainbow / Jack Raggs(7") Prestige 896 US Unknown Sell This Version
900 Billy Taylor Trio Who Can I Turn To / My One And Only Love(Shellac, 10", Promo, Single) Prestige 900 US 1954 Sell This Version
902-X45 Miles Davis Quartet* When Lights Are Low / Miles Ahead(7") Prestige 902-X45 US 1954 Sell This Version
904 Billy Taylor Trio Eddie's Theme / Goodbye(Shellac, 10", Promo, Single) Prestige 904 US 1954 Sell This Version
906 Art Farmer Quartet Autumn Nocturne - I Walk Alone(10") Prestige 906 US 1955 Sell This Version
907 Gene Ammons Count Your Blessings / Cara Mia 907 US 1954 Sell This Version
908 King Pleasure / Quincy Jones And His Band* King Pleasure / Quincy Jones And His Band* - I'm Gone / You're Crying(Shellac, 10") Prestige 908 US Unknown Sell This Version
908-X45 King Pleasure / Quincy Jones And His Band King Pleasure / Quincy Jones And His Band - I'm Gone / You're Crying(7") Prestige 908-X45 US Unknown Sell This Version
909 Juan Tirado & His Mambo Orchestra Shake It Easy/ Cha Cheando(7") Prestige 909 US 1954 Sell This Version
910 Earl Coleman, Gene Ammons Earl Coleman, Gene Ammons - This Is Always (Single) 910 US 1955 Sell This Version