Limelight

Limelight

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A Mercury subsidiary, inaugurated in 1962 to commission jazz works by well-known artists, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Art Blakey, Milt Jackson, etc. Also including the Limelight Series statement on some covers & labels on European releases.

The label also set new standards in packaging, expanding the concept of the traditional record cover with hitherto unseen constructions, many of these designed by Daniel Czubak (releases 86001-86046).

The policy changed abruptly to electronic and avant-garde music from LS 86047 onward. This was also expressed by a change in label design (see scans). The last few releases tried to incorporate rock within the electronics strategy, at times producing some erratic results.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
15PJ-23 I/We Had A Ball  album cover Various I/We Had A Ball(LP, RE) Limelight 15PJ-23 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
15PJ-25 'S Make It  album cover Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 'S Make It(LP, Album, RE) Limelight 15PJ-25 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
15PJ-26 Jambo Caribe  album cover Dizzy Gillespie Jambo Caribe(LP, Album, RE) Limelight 15PJ-26 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
32JD-97 Canadiana Suite  album cover The Oscar Peterson Trio Canadiana Suite(CD, Album, RE) Limelight 32JD-97 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32JD-98 Eloquence  album cover The Oscar Peterson Trio Eloquence (Album) 32JD-98 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32JD-99 Blues Etude  album cover Oscar Peterson Blues Etude(CD, Album, RE) Limelight 32JD-99 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32JD-133 Feelin' Good  album cover Gerry Mulligan Feelin' Good(CD, Album) Limelight 32JD-133 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
35JD-117 3/27/65 Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert  album cover Various 3/27/65 Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert(CD, Album) Limelight 35JD-117 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
195J-15 Canadiana Suite  album cover The Oscar Peterson Trio Canadiana Suite(LP, Album, RE) Limelight 195J-15 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
195J-16 Eloquence  album cover The Oscar Peterson Trio Eloquence(LP, Album, RE) Limelight 195J-16 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
195J-19 Soul Español  album cover Oscar Peterson Soul Español(LP, Album, RE) Limelight 195J-19 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
195J-45 3/27/65 Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert (Recorded Live At Carnegie Hall)  album cover Various 3/27/65 Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert (Recorded Live At Carnegie Hall)(LP, Album, RE) Limelight, Limelight 195J-45 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
3009 Strange Love  album cover Steve King* Strange Love(7") Limelight 3009 US Unknown Sell This Version
3077 Les McCann Bucket O' Grease / All(7") Limelight 3077 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-227 As Far As I'm Concerned  album cover Tracy Steel With The Outlaws (27) Tracy Steel With The Outlaws (27) - As Far As I'm Concerned(7") Limelight 45-227 US Unknown Sell This Version
5050-2-C Live At Town Hall (Volume One)  album cover Jim Hall And Friends* Live At Town Hall (Volume One)(CD, Album) Musicmasters, Limelight 5050-2-C US 1991 Sell This Version
86060 Mr. Joy  album cover Paul Bley Mr. Joy (Album) 86060 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
210 003 LML El Nutto  album cover Terry Gibbs El Nutto(LP, Album, Mono) Mercury 210 003 LML UK 1965 Sell This Version
210 008 LML In A New Setting  album cover Milt Jackson In A New Setting(LP, Album, Mono) Mercury 210 008 LML Europe 1964 Sell This Version
210 010 LML Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert (Recorded Live At Carnegie Hall)  album cover Various Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert (Recorded Live At Carnegie Hall)(LP, Mono) Mercury 210 010 LML Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
210 015 LML Eloquence - Live At The Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen  album cover The Oscar Peterson Trio Eloquence - Live At The Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen (Album) 210 015 LML UK 1965 Sell This Version
210 019 LML Rip, Rig & Panic  album cover The Roland Kirk Quartet Featuring Elvin Jones The Roland Kirk Quartet Featuring Elvin Jones - Rip, Rig & Panic(LP, Album, Mono) Limelight 210 019 LML New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
210 030 LML Them Adderleys  album cover Julian "Cannonball" Adderley*, Nat Adderley, Horace Silver, Paul Chambers (3) And Roy Haynes Julian "Cannonball" Adderley*, Nat Adderley, Horace Silver, Paul Chambers (3) And Roy Haynes - Them Adderleys(LP, Album, Mono) Mercury, Limelight 210 030 LML UK 1966 Sell This Version
210 035 LML Dizzy Gillespie The Melody Lingers On(LP, Mono) Limelight, Mercury 210 035 LML UK 1967 Sell This Version
220 007 LMY Woody's Goodies  album cover Woody Herman Woody's Goodies(LP, Album) Mercury 220 007 LMY Europe 1965 Sell This Version
220 008 LMY In A New Setting  album cover Milt Jackson In A New Setting(LP, Album) Mercury 220 008 LMY Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
220 018 LMY Gerry Mulligan If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em!(LP, Album) Mercury, Limelight 220 018 LMY Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
220 030 LMY Them Adderleys  album cover Nat Adderley, Cannonball Adderley Nat Adderley, Cannonball Adderley - Them Adderleys (Album) 220 030 LMY Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
220 031 LMY Hold On, I'm Coming  album cover Art Blakey Hold On, I'm Coming(LP, Album) Mercury 220 031 LMY Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
220 035 LMY Dizzy Gillespie The Melody Lingers On(LP) Limelight 220 035 LMY Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
510 439-2 Soul Español  album cover Oscar Peterson Soul Español(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Limelight 510 439-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
514 937-2 The Bunk Project  album cover Eddy Davis The Bunk Project(CD, Album) Limelight 514 937-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
518 014-2 Simple Pleasure  album cover Eastern Rebellion Simple Pleasure(CD, Album) Limelight, MusicMasters Jazz 518 014-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
518445-2 Something Special  album cover Jim Hall Something Special(CD, Album) MusicMasters Jazz, Limelight 518445-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
518 446-2 The Great London Concerts  album cover Duke Ellington The Great London Concerts(CD, Album) MusicMasters, Inc., Limelight 518 446-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
518 676-2 Yale Archives Vol. 6: Live At The Rainbow Grill  album cover Benny Goodman Yale Archives Vol. 6: Live At The Rainbow Grill(CD) Limelight, MusicMasters Jazz 518 676-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
518 677-2 Florida Sessions  album cover Benny Goodman Florida Sessions(CD) MusicMasters Jazz, Limelight 518 677-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
522 058-2 Marc Puricelli Melting Point(CD, Album) Limelight 522 058-2 Unknown Sell This Version
522 429-2 Louie Bellson & His All-Star Orchestra Duke Ellington: Black, Brown & Beige(CD, Album) Limelight 522 429-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
522 430-2 Folklore - Live At The Village Vanguard  album cover Vincent Herring Folklore - Live At The Village Vanguard(CD) Limelight 522 430-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
522 431-2 On The Soul Side  album cover Les McCann On The Soul Side(CD, Album) Limelight 522 431-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
559 046-1 Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Vol. Two (For What It's Worth)  album cover Various Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Vol. Two (For What It's Worth)(LP, Comp, RE) Motor Music 559 046-1 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
818 841-2 Canadiana Suite  album cover The Oscar Peterson Trio Canadiana Suite(CD, Album, RE) Limelight, Limelight 818 841-2 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
818 842-2 Eloquence  album cover The Oscar Peterson Trio Eloquence(CD, Album) Limelight 818 842-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
818 844-2 Blues Etude  album cover Oscar Peterson Blues Etude(CD, Album) Limelight, PolyGram 818 844-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
820 591-2 Souvenirs  album cover Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelly* With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France* Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelly* With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France* - Souvenirs(CD, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Limelight 820 591-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
820 591-4 Souvenirs  album cover Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelly* With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France* Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelly* With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France* - Souvenirs(Cass, Comp, Mono) Limelight 820 591-4 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
820 592-2 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Vintage Performances(CD, Comp) Limelight 820 592-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
820 594-2 Swing Is King  album cover Ted Heath And His Music Swing Is King(CD, Comp) Limelight 820 594-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
820 597-2 Rendezvous With Rex  album cover Rex Stewart Rendezvous With Rex(CD, RE) Limelight 820 597-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
820 598-2 All About Memphis  album cover Buster Bailey All About Memphis(CD, Album) Limelight 820 598-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
820 603-2 Blues à La Mode  album cover Budd Johnson, His Septet* & Quintet* Budd Johnson, His Septet* & Quintet* - Blues à La Mode(CD) Limelight 820 603-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
820605-2 Earl's Backroom And Cozy's Caravan   album cover Earl Hines And Cozy Cole Earl Hines And Cozy Cole - Earl's Backroom And Cozy's Caravan (CD, Mono) Limelight 820605-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
820 800-2 Loren Schoenberg & His Jazz Orchestra* Solid Ground(CD, Album) Limelight 820 800-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
820 801-2 Music Is My Mistress  album cover The Duke Ellington Orchestra Conducted By Mercer Ellington The Duke Ellington Orchestra Conducted By Mercer Ellington - Music Is My Mistress(CD, Album) Limelight, Musicmasters 820 801-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
820 802-2 The Benny Goodman Yale Archives Vol. 1  album cover Benny Goodman The Benny Goodman Yale Archives Vol. 1(CD) Limelight, Musicmasters 820 802-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
820 803-2 The Benny Goodman Yale Archives Vol.2: Live At Basin Street  album cover Benny Goodman The Benny Goodman Yale Archives Vol.2: Live At Basin Street(CD, Album, Mono) Limelight, Musicmasters 820 803-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
820 804-2 Round & Round  album cover Lee Konitz Round & Round(CD, Album) Limelight 820 804-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
820805-2 Mostly Blues  album cover Lionel Hampton Mostly Blues(CD, Album) Limelight, Musicmasters 820805-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
820 808-2 Fuse One - The Complete Recordings  album cover Fuse One Fuse One - The Complete Recordings(CD, Comp) Limelight 820 808-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
820 809-2 Peggy Sings The Blues  album cover Miss Peggy Lee* Peggy Sings The Blues(CD, Album) Limelight, Musicmasters 820 809-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
820 810-2 Over The Rainbow  album cover The Benny Carter All-Star Sax Ensemble Over The Rainbow(CD, Album) Limelight 820 810-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
820 811-2 Various Jazz Sampler(CD, Smplr) Limelight 820 811-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
820 812-2 Dick Hyman & Ruby Braff Dick Hyman & Ruby Braff - Manhattan Jazz(CD, Album, RE) Limelight 820 812-2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
820 813-2 Soft Lights And Hot Music  album cover Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra* Soft Lights And Hot Music(CD, Album, RE) Limelight, Musicmasters 820 813-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
820 815-2 Mel Lewis Sextet The Lost Art(CD, Album) Limelight 820 815-2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
820 816-2 The Definitive Thad Jones  album cover The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra The Definitive Thad Jones(CD) Limelight 820 816-2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
820 817-2 1949 - Previously Unreleased Recordings  album cover Artie Shaw And His Orchestra 1949 - Previously Unreleased Recordings(CD) Limelight, MusicMasters 820 817-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
820 821-2 The Peggy Lee Songbook - There'll Be Another Spring  album cover Peggy Lee The Peggy Lee Songbook - There'll Be Another Spring(CD, Album) Limelight 820 821-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
820 822-2 Jazz Giants  album cover Louie Bellson* Featuring Hank Jones, Keter Betts, Don Menza, Buddy DeFranco, Conte Candoli Louie Bellson* Featuring Hank Jones, Keter Betts, Don Menza, Buddy DeFranco, Conte Candoli - Jazz Giants(CD, Album, RE) Limelight, Musicmasters 820 822-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
820 823-2 Cookin' At Carlos I  album cover Benny Carter Cookin' At Carlos I(CD, Album) Limelight, Musicmasters 820 823-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
820 824-2 Airmail Special: A Salute To The Big Band Masters  album cover Louie Bellson* Airmail Special: A Salute To The Big Band Masters(CD, Album) Limelight 820 824-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
820 826-2 American Experience  album cover Vincent Herring American Experience(CD, Album) Limelight 820 826-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
820830-2 New Wine  album cover The Dave Brubeck Quartet New Wine(CD, Album) Limelight 820830-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
820 831-2 Live At Town Hall (Volume One)  album cover Jim Hall And Friends* Featuring Bob Brookmeyer, Gary Burton, Ron Carter, Gerry Mulligan Jim Hall And Friends* Featuring Bob Brookmeyer, Gary Burton, Ron Carter, Gerry Mulligan - Live At Town Hall (Volume One) (Album) 820 831-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
820 832-2 To You - A Tribute To Mel Lewis   album cover The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra To You - A Tribute To Mel Lewis (CD) Musicmasters, Limelight 820 832-2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
820 833-2 A Tribute To Charlie Parker  album cover Paris All-Star Blues featuring Jay McShann Paris All-Star Blues featuring Jay McShann - A Tribute To Charlie Parker(CD) Limelight 820 833-2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
820834-2 Mostly Ballads  album cover Lionel Hampton Mostly Ballads(CD, Album) Limelight 820834-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
820 835-2 Ellington* Never-Before-Released Recordings (1965-1972)(CD, Comp) Limelight 820 835-2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
820 836-2 The Harem  album cover Milt Jackson The Harem(CD, Album) Limelight 820 836-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
820 837-2 Bolivia  album cover Freddie Hubbard Bolivia (Album) 820 837-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
820 838-2 The Definitive Thad Jones (Volume 2 Live From The Village Vanguard)  album cover The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra The Definitive Thad Jones (Volume 2 Live From The Village Vanguard)(CD) Musicmasters, Limelight 820 838-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
820 839-2 Kenny Davern I'll See You In My Dreams(CD, Album) Limelight, Musicmasters 820 839-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
820 840-2 Duke Ellington Piano Solos  album cover Sir Roland Hanna* Duke Ellington Piano Solos(CD) LimeLight 820 840-2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
820 841-2 All That Jazz - Live At Princeton  album cover Benny Carter All That Jazz - Live At Princeton(CD, Album) Limelight, Musicmasters 820 841-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
820 842-2 Gershwin Performs Gershwin - Rare Recordings 1931-1935  album cover Gershwin* Gershwin Performs Gershwin - Rare Recordings 1931-1935(CD, Comp) Limelight 820 842-2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
820 843-2 Jim Hall And Friends Live At Town Hall Vol.2  album cover Jim Hall Featuring John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Mick Goodrick, Gary Burton Jim Hall Featuring John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Mick Goodrick, Gary Burton - Jim Hall And Friends Live At Town Hall Vol.2 (Album) 820 843-2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
820 845-2 Quiet As The Moon  album cover Dave Brubeck Quiet As The Moon(CD, Album) Limelight, MusicMasters Jazz 820 845-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
820 846-2 The Music Of Jimmie Lunceford  album cover The American Jazz Orchestra The Music Of Jimmie Lunceford(CD, Album) Limelight 820 846-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
820 850-2 Mosaic  album cover Eastern Rebellion Mosaic(CD, Album) MusicMasters Jazz, Limelight 820 850-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
820 878-1 Dixie Gold - Live In 1954/55  album cover Chris Barber's Jazz Band Dixie Gold - Live In 1954/55(LP, Album) Limelight 820 878-1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
820 878-2 Dixie Gold - Live In 1954/55  album cover Chris Barber's Jazz Band Dixie Gold - Live In 1954/55 820 878-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
820 879-1 Ken Colyer's Jazzmen & Skiffle Group* Ken Colyer's Jazzmen & Skiffle Group* - The Best Of Dixieland(LP, Comp) Limelight 820 879-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
820 879-2 The Best Of Dixieland  album cover Ken Colyer's Jazzmen & Skiffle Group* Ken Colyer's Jazzmen & Skiffle Group* - The Best Of Dixieland(CD, Comp) Limelight 820 879-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
820 950-2 Ted Heath At Carnegie Hall And First American Tour  album cover Ted Heath & His Music* Ted Heath At Carnegie Hall And First American Tour(CD, Album, Comp, Mono, RM) Limelight, Jazz Recollections 820 950-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
826 985-2 3/27/65 Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert  album cover Various 3/27/65 Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert(CD, Album) Limelight 826 985-2 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
826 990-2 Born Free  album cover Milt Jackson Born Free(CD, Album, RE, RM) Limelight 826 990-2 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
844 058-2 Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 5, 3 & 1  album cover Jacques Loussier Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 5, 3 & 1(CD, Album, RE, RM) Limelight 844 058-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
844059-2 The Greatest Bach  album cover Jacques Loussier The Greatest Bach (Album) 844059-2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
844 059-4 The Greatest Bach  album cover Jacques Loussier The Greatest Bach(Cass, Album) Limelight 844 059-4 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version