Clef Records

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Clef Records
Founded1946 (1946)
FounderNorman Granz
StatusDefunct
GenreJazz
Country of originU.S.

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

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