Clef Records

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Clef Records was an American jazz record label founded by Norman Granz in 1946.[1] It became part of Verve Records, which Granz created in 1956. Clef recordings were, in the mid 1950s, licensed to Columbia (UK) who issued 78rpm discs with a special white label and the Clef logo.

Discography: 600 and 700 12 inch LP Series[2][3][edit]

Catalog Artist Album Notes
MGC 600 Krupa, GeneGene Krupa The Gene Krupa Trio Norman Granz Jazz at the Philharmonic
MGC 601 Various Artists Norman Granz' Jam Session #1 Featuring Charlie Shavers, Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Ray Brown and J.C. Heard
MGC 602 Various Artists Norman Granz' Jam Session #2 Featuring Harry Edison, Benny Carter, Willie Smith, Stan Getz, Wardell Gray, Buddy DeFranco, Count Basie, Freddie Green, John Simmons and Buddy Rich
MGC 603 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter
MGC 604 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Irving Berlin
MGC 605 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays George Gershwin
MGC 606 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington
MGC 607 Krupa, GeneGene Krupa (not released)
MGC 608 Jazz at the Philharmonic How High the Moon
MGC 609 Parker, CharlieCharlie Parker Charlie Parker Big Band
MGC 610 Powell, BudBud Powell Bud Powell's Moods
MGC 611 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton The Lionel Hampton Quartet
MGC 612 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum#1
MGC 613 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum#2
MGC 614 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum#3
MGC 615 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum#4
MGC 616 not used
MGC 617 not used
MGC 618 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum#5
MGC 619 not used
MGC 620 not used
MGC 621 not used
MGC 622 Jacquet, IllinoisIllinois Jacquet Jazz Moods by Illinois Jacquet
MGC 623 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Jerome Kern
MGC 624 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Richard Rodgers
MGC 625 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans
MGC 626 Basie, CountCount Basie Dance Session
MGC 627 Krupa, GeneGene Krupa and His Orchestra Sing, Sing, Sing
MGC 628 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton The Lionel Hampton Quintet
MGC 629 not used
MGC 630 Shaw, ArtyArty Shaw Artie Shaw and His Gramercy Five, Vol. 3
MGC 631 Krupa, GeneGene Krupa The Gene Krupa Sextet
MGC 632 Lewis, Meade "Lux"Meade "Lux" Lewis and Louie Bellson Meade "Lux" Lewis and Louie Bellson Play Boogie Woogie Piano and Drums
MGC 633 Basie, CountCount Basie Basie Jazz
MGC 634 Phillips, FlipFlip Phillips and Buddy Rich The Flip Phillips Buddy Rich Trio
MGC 635 Moore, PhilPhil Moore Music for Moderns
MGC 636 not used
MGC 637 Phillips, FlipFlip Phillips The Flip Phillips Quintet
MGC 638 Barnet, CharlieCharlie Barnet One Night Stand
MGC 639 Various Artists Our Best
MGC 640 Carney, HarryHarry Carney Harry Carney with Strings
MGC 641 Eldridge, RoyRoy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie Roy and Diz
MGC 642 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton The Lionel Hampton Quintet #2
MGC 643 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum, Benny Carter and Louis Bellson Tatum - Carter - Bellson
MGC 644 Brookmeyer, BobBob Brookmeyer Bob Brookmeyer Plays Bob Brookmeyer and Some Others
MGC 645 Shaw, ArtyArty Shaw Artie Shaw and His Gramercy Five, Vol. 4
MGC 646 Parker, CharlieCharlie Parker The Magnificent Charlie Parker
MGC 647 Basie, CountCount Basie Dance Session Album #2
MGC 648 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Harry Warren
MGC 649 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Harold Arlen
MGC 650 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Jimmy McHugh
MGC 651 Various Artists Norman Granz' Jam Session #1
MGC 652 Various Artists Norman Granz' Jam Session #2
MGC 653 Various Artists Norman Granz' Jam Session #3
MGC 654 Various Artists Norman Granz' Jam Session #4
MGC 655 Various Artists Norman Granz' Jam Session #5
MGC 656 Various Artists Norman Granz' Jam Session #6
MGC 657 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum #6
MGC 658 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum #7
MGC 659 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum #8
MGC 660 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum #9
MGC 661 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum #10
MGC 662 Astaire, FredFred Astaire The Astaire Story Vol. 1
MGC 663 Astaire, FredFred Astaire The Astaire Story Vol. 2
MGC 664 Astaire, FredFred Astaire The Astaire Story Vol. 3
MGC 665 Astaire, FredFred Astaire The Astaire Story Vol. 4
MGC 666 Basie, CountCount Basie Basie
MGC 667 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton The Lionel Hampton Quartet/Quintet
MGC 668 Krupa, GeneGene Krupa The Gene Krupa Quartet
MGC 669 Holiday, BillieBillie Holiday Music for Torching
MGC 670 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton Lionel Hampton Big Band
MGC 671 Eldridge, RoyRoy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie Roy and Diz Vol. 2
MGC 672 Wilson, StanStan Wilson A Recital by Stan Wilson
MGC 673 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton The Lionel Hampton Quartet
MGC 674 Various Artists The Jazz Scene
MGC 675 Parker, CharlieCharlie Parker Charlie Parker with Strings
MGC 676 Jacquet, IllinoisIllinois Jacquet Illinois Jacquet and His Orchestra
MGC 677 Various Artists Norman Granz' Jam Session #7
MGC 678 Basie, CountCount Basie and Joe Williams Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings
MGC 679 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum, Roy Eldridge, Alvin Stoller and[John Simmons The Art Tatum - Roy Eldridge - Alvin Stoller - John Simmons Quartet
MGC 680 Jacquet, IllinoisIllinois Jacquet and Ben Webster The Kid and the Brute
MGC 681 Krupa, GeneGene Krupa, Lionel Hampton and Teddy Wilson Play Selections from "The Benny Goodman Story"
MGC 682 Brown, LawrenceLawrence Brown Slide Trombone
MGC 683 Eldridge, RoyRoy Eldridge Little Jazz
MGC 684 Krupa, GeneGene Krupa and Buddy Rich Krupa and Rich
MGC 685 Basie, CountCount Basie The Count!
MGC 686 Holiday, BillieBillie Holiday A Recital by Billie Holiday Selections from An Evening with Billie Holiday and Billie Holiday
MGC 687 Krupa, GeneGene Krupa The Exciting Gene Krupa and His Quartet
MGC 688 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson The Oscar Peterson Quartet, Vol. 1
MGC 689 Machito Afro Cuban Jazz
MGC 690 Holiday, BillieBillie Holiday Solitude selections from Holiday's first three 10inch LPs
MGC 691 Phillips, FlipFlip Phillips Flip Wails
MGC 692 Phillips, FlipFlip Phillips Swinging with Flip Phillips and His Orchestra
MGC 693 Phillips, FlipFlip Phillips Flip
MGC 694 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Recital by Oscar Peterson
MGC 695 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Nostalgic Memories by Oscar Peterson
MGC 696 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Music by Oscar Peterson: Tenderly
MGC 697 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Music by Oscar Peterson: Keyboard
MGC 698 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson An Evening with Oscar Peterson
MGC 699 O'Farrill, ChicoChico O'Farrill Jazz North and South of the Border
MGC 700 Jacquet, IllinoisIllinois Jacquet Jazz Moode
MGC 701 Jacquet, IllinoisIllinois Jacquet Port of Rico
MGC 702 Jacquet, IllinoisIllinois Jacquet Groovin' with Jacquet
MGC 703 Krupa, GeneGene Krupa Drum Boogie
MGC 704 Eldridge, RoyRoy Eldridge Rockin' Chair
MGC 705 Eldridge, RoyRoy Eldridge Dale's Wail
MGC 706 Basie, CountCount Basie The Swinging Count!
MGC 707 Jones, HankHank Jones Urbanity
MGC 708 Peterson, OscarOscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie
MGC 709 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton, Art Tatum and Buddy Rich The Lionel Hampton Art Tatum Buddy Rich Trio
MGC 710 Krupa, GeneGene Krupa Krupa's Wail not released
MGC 711 Various Artists Norman Granz' Jam Session #8
MGC 712 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum #11
MGC 713 Holiday, BillieBillie Holiday Velvet Mood
MGC 714 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton Lionel Hampton Plays Love Songs
MGC 715 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum and Buddy DeFranco The Art Tatum-Buddy DeFranco Quartet (not released)
MGC 716 Eldridge, RoyRoy Eldridge The Music of Roy Eldridge: Mr. Jazz (not released)
MGC 717 Edison, HarryHarry Edison Sweets
MGC 718 Holiday, BillieBillie Holiday/Ralph Burns Jazz Recital
MGC 719 not used
MGC 720 not used
MGC 721 Holiday, BillieBillie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues
MGC 722 Basie, CountCount Basie The Band of Distinction Reissue of Basie
MGC 723 Basie, CountCount Basie Basie Roars Again Selections from Dance Session and Dance Session Album #2
MGC 724 Basie, CountCount Basie The King of Swing Selections from Dance Session and Dance Session Album #2
MGC 725 Parker, CharlieCharlie Parker Night and Day
MGC 726 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton King of the Vibes
MGC 727 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton Air Mail Special
MGC 728 Krupa, GeneGene Krupa The Driving Gene Krupa Plays with His Sextet
MGC 729 Basie, CountCount Basie Basie Rides Again!
MGC 730 Eldridge, RoyRoy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet Battle Selections from Roy and Diz and Roy and Diz #2
MGC 731 Eldridge, RoyRoy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie The Trumpet Kings Selections from Roy and Diz and Roy and Diz #2
MGC 732 Brookmeyer, BobBob Brookmeyer The Modernity of Bob Brookmeyer Reissue of Bob Brookmeyer Plays Bob Brookmeyer and Some Others
MGC 733 Parker, CharlieCharlie Parker Yardbird (not released)
MGC 734 Basie, CountCount Basie The Band of Distinction not released
MGC 735 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton Flying Home
MGC 736 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton Swingin' with Hamp
MGC 737 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton Hamp Roars Again (not released)
MGC 738 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton Hamp!
MGC 739 Powell, BudBud Powell The Genius of Bud Powell
MGC 740 Phillips, FlipFlip Phillips Rock with Flip
MGC 741 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum The Art Tatum Trio (not released)
MGC 742 Various Artists Down Beat Critics Poll Winners (not released)
MGC 743 Metronome All-Stars Metronome All-Stars 1956 Featuring Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald
MGC 744 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton Hamp's Big Four
MGC 745 Herman, WoodyWoody Herman Jazz the Utmost!
MGC 746 Tatum, ArtArt Tatum Presenting the Art Tatum Trio (not released)
MGC 747 Gillespie, DizzyDizzy Gillespie/Django Reinhardt Jazz from Paris (not released)
MGC 748 Various Artists Jazz from St. Germain des Pres (not released)
MGC 749 Basie, CountCount Basie Basie in Europe (not released)
MGC 750 Jacquet, IllinoisIllinois Jacquet Swing's the Thing

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