Norgran Records

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Norgran Records was an American jazz record label in Los Angeles founded by Norman Granz in 1953.[1][2] It became part of Verve Records, which Granz created in 1956.[3]

Discography[edit]

10 inch LP Series[4][edit]

Catalog No. Artist Album Notes
MGN 1 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges Swing with Johnny Hodges
MGN 2 Gillespie, DizzyDizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz The Dizzy Gillespie-Stan Getz Sextet
MGN 3 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco Buddy DeFranco Quartet
MGN 4 Hibbler, AlAl Hibbler Al Hibbler Favorites
MGN 5 Young, LesterLester Young Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio #2
MGN 6 Young, LesterLester Young Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio #1
MGN 7 Bellson, LouisLouis Bellson The Amazing Artistry of Louis Bellson
MGN 8 Ventura, CharlieCharlie Ventura The Charlie Ventura Quartet
MGN 9 O'Farrill, ChicoChico O'Farrill The Second Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite
MGN 10 Carter, BennyBenny Carter The Urbane Mr. Carter
MGN 11 Peiffer, BernardBernard Peiffer Bernard Peiffer et Son Trio
MGN 12 Byas, DonDon Byas Don Byas et Ses Rythmes
MGN 13 Gaillard, SlimSlim Gaillard Slim Gaillard and His Musical Aggregation
MGN 14 Bellson, LouisLouis Bellson The Exciting Mr. Bellson and His Big Band
MGN 15 Hibbler, AlAl Hibbler Al Hibbler Sings Duke Ellington
MGN 16 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco Pretty Moods by Buddy DeFranco
MGN 18 Gillespie, DizzyDizzy Gillespie More of the Dizzy Gillespie-Stan Getz Sextet #2
MGN 19 Farlow, TalTal Farlow The Tal Farlow Album
MGN 20 Ventura, CharlieCharlie Ventura and Mary Ann McCall An Evening with Charlie Ventura with Mary Ann McCall
MGN 21 Carter, BennyBenny Carter The Formidable Benny Carter
MGN 22 Akiyoshi, ToshikoToshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko's Piano
MGN 23 Powell, BudBud Powell The Artistry of Bud Powell
MGN 24 Wallington, GeorgeGeorge Wallington The Workshop of the George Wallington Trio
MGN 25 Six, TheThe Six The Six
MGN 26 Rich, BuddyBuddy Rich The Swinging Buddy Rich
MGN 27 O'Farrill, ChicoChico O'Farrill Mambo Dance Session
MGN 28 O'Farrill, ChicoChico O'Farrill Latino Dance Session
MGN 29 Drew, KennyKenny Drew The Ideation of Kenny Drew
MGN 30 O'Day, AnitaAnita O'Day Songs by Anita O'Day
MGN 31 O'Farrill, ChicoChico O'Farrill Chico O'Farrill
MGN 32 Costanzo, JackJack Costanzo Afro-Cubano Jazz

12 inch LP Series[5][6][edit]

Catalog No. Artist Album Notes
MGN 1000 Getz, StanStan Getz Interpretations by the Stan Getz Quintet
MGN 1001 Webster, BenBen Webster The Consummate Artistry of Ben Webster
MGN 1002 Drew, KennyKenny Drew Kenny Drew and His Progressive Piano
MGN 1003 Gillespie, DizzyDizzy Gillespie Afro
MGN 1004 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges Memories of Ellington
MGN 1005 Young, LesterLester Young The President
MGN 1006 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco The Progressive Mr. DeFranco
MGN 1007 Bellson, LouisLouis Bellson Journey Into Love
MGN 1008 Getz, StanStan Getz Interpretations by the Stan Getz Quintet #2
MGN 1009 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges More of Johnny Hodges
MGN 1010 Wallington, GeorgeGeorge Wallington George Wallington with Strings
MGN 1011 Bellson, LouisLouis Bellson Louis Bellson Quintet
MGN 1012 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco Buddy DeFranco and His Clarinet
MGN 1013 Ventura, CharlieCharlie Ventura and Mary Ann McCall Another Evening with Charlie Ventura and Mary Ann McCall
MGN 1014 Farlow, TalTal Farlow Autumn in New York
MGN 1015 Carter, BennyBenny Carter Benny Carter Plays Pretty
MGN 1016 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson Play George Gershwin
MGN 1017 Powell, BudBud Powell Jazz Original
MGN 1018 Webster, BenBen Webster Music for Loving
MGN 1019 Wilson, TeddyTeddy Wilson The Creative Teddy Wilson
MGN 1020 Bellson, LouisLouis Bellson The Driving Louis Bellson
MGN 1021 Various Artists Our Best
MGN 1022 Young, LesterLester Young It Don't Mean a Thing
MGN 1023 Gillespie, DizzyDizzy Gillespie Dizzy and Strings
MGN 1024 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges Dance Bash
MGN 1025 Carter, BennyBenny Carter (not released)
MGN 1026 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco Buddy DeFranco Quartet
MGN 1027 Farlow, TalTal Farlow The Interpretations of Tal Farlow
MGN 1028 Burns, RalphRalph Burns Ralph Burns Among the JATP's
MGN 1029 Getz, StanStan Getz Interpretations by the Stan Getz Quintet #3
MGN 1030 Farlow, TalTal Farlow A Recital by Tal Farlow
MGN 1031 Rich, BuddyBuddy Rich Sing and Swing with Buddy Rich
MGN 1032 Getz, StanStan Getz West Coast Jazz
MGN 1033 Various Artists Swing Guitars
MGN 1034 Various Artists Tenor Saxes
MGN 1035 Various Artists Alto Saxes
MGN 1036 Various Artists Piano Interpretations
MGN 1037 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton and Stan Getz Hamp and Getz
MGN 1038 Rich, BuddyBuddy Rich and Harry Edison Buddy and Sweets
MGN 1039 Webster, BenBen Webster Music with Feeling
MGN 1040 Lewis, JohnJohn Lewis The Modern Jazz Society Presents a Concert of Contemporary Music
MGN 1041 Ventura, CharlieCharlie Ventura Charlie Ventura's Carnegie Hall Concert
MGN 1042 Getz, StanStan Getz Stan Getz Plays Reissue of Clef Records MGC 137 with additional selections from MGC 143
MGN 1043 Young, LesterLester Young and Harry Edison Pres and Sweets
MGN 1044 Carter, BennyBenny Carter New Jazz Sounds
MGN 1045 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges Creamy
MGN 1046 Bellson, LouisLouis Bellson Skin Deep
MGN 1047 Farlow, TalTal Farlow The Tal Farlow Album
MGN 1048 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges Castle Rock
MGN 1049 O'Day, AnitaAnita O'Day Anita O'Day Sings Jazz
MGN 1050 Gillespie, DizzyDizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz Diz and Getz
MGN 1051 Wilson, TeddyTeddy Wilson Intimate Listening (not released)
MGN 1052 Rich, BuddyBuddy Rich The Swinging Buddy Rich
MGN 1053 McCall, Mary AnnMary Ann McCall and Charlie Ventura An Evening with Mary Ann McCall and Charlie Ventura
MGN 1054 Young, LesterLester Young and Oscar Peterson The Pres-ident Plays with the Oscar Peterson Trio
MGN 1055 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges Ellingtonia '56
MGN 1056 Young, LesterLester Young The Jazz Giants '56
MGN 1057 O'Day, AnitaAnita O'Day An Evening with Anita O'Day
MGN 1058 Carter, BennyBenny Carter and His Strings with the Oscar Peterson Quartet Alone Together Reissue of MGN 21 with additional tracks
MGN 1059 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges In a Tender Mood
MGN 1060 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges Used to Be Duke
MGN 1061 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges The Blues
MGN 1062 Harris, BillBill Harris The Bill Harris Herd
MGN 1063 Powell, BudBud Powell Jazz Giant
MGN 1064 Powell, BudBud Powell Bud Powell's Moods
MGN 1065 Six, TheThe Six / Sonny Criss / Tommy Turk An Evening of Jazz
MGN 1066 Drew, KennyKenny Drew The Modernity of Kenny Drew Reissue of MGN 1002
MGN 1067 Costanzo, JackJack Costanzo / Andre's All Stars Afro-Cubano split album
MGN 1068 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco Jazz Tones
MGN 1069 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco Mr. Clarinet Reissue of MGN 1026
MGN 1070 Carter, BennyBenny Carter Cosmopolite
MGN 1071 Young, LesterLester Young Lester's Here
MGN 1072 Young, LesterLester Young Pres
MGN 1073 Ventura, CharlieCharlie Ventura In a Jazz Mood
MGN 1074 Young, LesterLester Young and Buddy Rich The Lester Young Buddy Rich Trio
MGN 1075 Ventura, CharlieCharlie Ventura Blue Saxophone
MGN 1076 Gillespie, DizzyDizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, John Lewis, Percy Heath, Skeeter Best & Charlie Persip The Modern Jazz Sextet
MGN 1077 Powell, BudBud Powell Piano Interpretations by Bud Powell
MGN 1078 Rich, BuddyBuddy Rich The Wailing Buddy Rich
MGN 1079 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco In a Mellow Mood
MGN 1080 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton Lionel Hampton's Jazz Giants
MGN 1081 Ellis, HerbHerb Ellis Ellis in Wonderland
MGN 1082 Bauer, BillyBilly Bauer Billy Bauer Plectrist
MGN 1083 Gillespie, DizzyDizzy Gillespie Jazz Recital
MGN 1084 Gillespie, DizzyDizzy Gillespie World Statesman
MGN 1085 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco The Buddy DeFranco Wailers
MGN 1086 Rich, BuddyBuddy Rich This One's for Basie
MGN 1087 Getz, StanStan Getz Stan Getz '56 (not released?)
MGN 1088 Getz, StanStan Getz More West Coast Jazz with Stan Getz
MGN 1089 Webster, BenBen Webster King of the Tenors Reissue of MGN 1001
MGN 1090 Gillespie, DizzyDizzy Gillespie Diz Big Band Reissue of MGN 1023
MGN 1091 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges Perdido Reissue of MGN 1024
MGN 1092 Hodges, JohnnyJohnny Hodges In a Mellow Tone Reissue of MGN 1004
MGN 1093 Young, LesterLester Young Lester Swings Again Reissue of MGN 1005
MGN 1094 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco Odalisque Reissue of MGN 1006
MGN 1095 Bellson, LouisLouis Bellson Concerto for Drums Reissue of MGN 1011 - not released
MGN 1096 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco Autumn Leaves Reissue of MGN 1012
MGN 1097 Farlow, TalTal Farlow The Guitar Artistry Of Tal Farlow - Autumn in New York Reissue of MGN 1014
MGN 1098 Powell, BudBud Powell Bud Powell '57 Reissue of MGN 1017
MGN 1099 Bellson, LouisLouis Bellson The Hawk Talks Reissue of MGN 1020
MGN 1100 Young, LesterLester Young It Don't Mean a Thing Reissue of MGN 1022
MGN 1101 Farlow, TalTal Farlow Fascinating Rhythm Reissue of MGN 1027
MGN 1102 Farlow, TalTal Farlow Tal
MGN 1103 Ventura, CharlieCharlie Ventura Charley's Parley
MGN 1104 DeFranco, BuddyBuddy DeFranco Broadway Showcase (not released)
MGN 1105 Brown, RayRay Brown Bass Hit! (not released)
MGN 1106 Roberts, HowardHoward Roberts Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar (not released)
MGN 2000-2 Getz, StanStan Getz Stan Getz at The Shrine 2LP set
MGN 3501-2 Various Artists Norman Granz Jazz Concert 2LP Set

References[edit]

  1. ^ Verve Records Norman Granz biography accessed March 29, 2016
  2. ^ Norgran Label Discography accessed March 29, 2016
  3. ^ Kernfeld, Barry, ed. (2002). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 162. ISBN 1-56159-284-6. 
  4. ^ Norgran Records Catalog: Ten Inch series accessed March 29, 2016
  5. ^ Norgran Records Catalog: 1000 series accessed March 29, 2016
  6. ^ Norgran Records Catalog: 1100, 2000, 3500 series accessed March 29, 2016