Vintage Vinyl & LP Covers: Jazz, Blues & Gospel


Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins
Impulse! 1963



Brilliant Corners
Thelonious Monk
Riverside 1957
This is a 1959 pressing.



Newport 1958
Mahalia Jackson (recorded live)
Columbia 1958



 The Louis Armstrong Story, Volume II
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven
Columbia 1951




A Love Supreme
John Coltrane
Impulse! 1965



No Room for Squares
Hank Mobley
Blue Note 1964
Cover design by Reid Miles.
Cover photo by Francis Wolff.


Below: wider-cropped version Francis Wolff's photo.




Music for Torching
Billie Holiday
Clef 1955
Cover art by David Stone Martin.




Midnight Blue
Kenny Burrell
Blue Note 1963




The Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
Blue Note 1964



Out of the Cool
The Gil Evans Orchestra
Impulse! 1961
This is a 1963-66 pressing.



All Star Sextet
Charlie Parker
Royal Roost 1956
Compilation of late 1940s recordings previously released on Dial 78 rpm records.



This is Our Music
The Ornette Coleman Quartet
Atlantic 1961
Cover photo by Lee Friedlander; design by Loring Eutemey.




Live at the East
Pharoah Sanders
Impulse! 1972



Hot House Flowers
Wynton Marsalis
Columbia 1984



Miles Smiles
The Miles Davis Quintet
Columbia 1967



Talking Dust Bowl
Woody Guthrie
Folkways 1950
10" LP, with pamphlet (below).
Cover art by John Carlis.
(Son AJ's)




Negro Folk Songs for Young People
Lead Belly
Folkways 1960
This is a 1967 pressing.



B.B. King Wails
B.B. King and His Orchestra
Crown 1959



Muddy Waters at Newport 1960
Chess 1960



Chicago Style Jazz
various, compilation
Columbia 1955
Cover art by Ben Shahn.




Vince Guaraldi Trio
Fantasy 1956
Red vinyl.



A Night at Birdland, Vol. 2
Art Blakey Quintet
Blue Note 1954 (second 1954 pressing, with liner notes)
Cover design by John Hermansader; photography by Francis Wolff.
10" LP



Shades of Blue
Ethel Waters with J.C. Heard and His Orchestra
Remington 1950
10-inch LP



Hot Jazz
Sarah Vaughan
Remington 1950
10-inch LP
Compilation of 1944-45 recordings.



Blue Moon
Carmen McRae
Decca 1956



"... and his mother called him Bill"
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
RCA Victor 1968



Misterioso (Recorded on Tour)
Thelonious Monk
Columbia 1965



Fats Waller in London
Capitol 1961
Compilation of tracks recorded in 1938-39.
Cover art by Neil Boyle.



The Love Songs of "Mr. B"
Billy Eckstine
Mercury-EmArcy 1955



After Midnight
Nat "King" Cole and His Trio
Capitol 1956



I Love the Life I Live
The Mose Allison Trio
Columbia 1960




Lenox Avenue Breakdown
Arthur Blythe
Columbia 1979
Cover art by Mark Hess; design by Gene Greif.




Nice to Have Met You
Tys van Leer
Columbia 1978
Cover art by Richard Hess.



  Romantic Warrior
Return to Forever
Columbia 1976
Cover art by Wilson McLean.




Is It In
Eddie Harris
Atlantic 1974
Cover art by Peter Palombi.



Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
Prestige 1957
Cover design by Reid Miles, artwork by Phil Hays.
First issue.




Milt Jackson with John Lewis, Percy Heath, Kenny Clark, Lou Donaldson, and the Thelonious Monk Quintet
Blue Note 1955
First pressing, Lexington label, "frame" cover.
Compilation of Blue Note 78s recorded between 1948 and 1952.



Ben Webster and Associates
Ben Webster
Verve 1959




Lester Swings Again
Lester Young
Verve 1957
Reissue of The President, Norgran 1954.



Sweets
Harry ("Sweets") Edison and His Orchestra
Verve 1956 (1957 reissue)



The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Cookbook
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Prestige 1958
1958-64 pressing.



Art Pepper + Eleven
Art Pepper
Contemporary 1959



At the London House
The Billy Taylor Trio
Abc-Paramount 1956



Les Elgart on Tour
Columbia 1959



Bits and Pieces
Jackie and Roy with Bill Holman's Orchestra
ABC-Paramount 1957



Silk & Soul
Nina Simone
RCA Victor 1967



  Easy Living
Sonny Rollins
Milestone 1977




The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
Benny Goodman
Columbia 1950; 1955 Columbia Masterworks release



 Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
The Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 1951
10" LP




Duke Ellington's Liberian Suite
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Columbia 1949
10" LP




Masterpieces by Ellington
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Columbia 1951 (circa 1953-55 Columbia Masterworks label)
Cover art by Stan Fraydas.



Abbey Lincoln with the Riverside Jazz Stars
Riverside 1957
1959 stereo pressing.



Black Coffee
Peggy Lee
Decca
Above: 1953 10" LP.
Below: 1956 12" expanded version.




"April in Paris"
Count Basie and His Orchestra
Verve 1957




Tales of Manhattan: The Cool Philosophy of Babs Gonzales
Jaro International 1959




Garnering
Erroll Garner
EmArcy 1954
Cover art by Burt Goldblatt.
10" LP



Illinois Jacquet
Clef 1956
Cover art by David Stone Martin.



The Duke Plays Ellington
Duke Ellington
Capitol 1957
Cover art by Nory Compère.
Reissue of 1954 10" LP (below).




The Köln Concert
Keith Jarrett
ECM (W. Germany) 1975
This is an early '80s pressing.



Strong Persuader
Robert Cray
Mercury 1986



Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk
Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two
Riverside 1960



Dizzy Gillespie at Newport
Verve 1957



Call on Me / That's the Way Love Is
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Duke 1963



Driving Wheel
Little Junior Parker
Duke 1962




Home Cookin'
The Incredible Jimmy Smith
Blue Note 1961
This is a 1962-66 re-press.
Cover design by Reid Miles.
Cover photo by Francis Wolff.




A New Perspective
Donald Byrd
Blue Note 1964
This is a 1966-70 reissue, Liberty pressing.
Cover design and photo by Reid Miles.



LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith
Atlantic 1958



King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. II
Robert Johnson
Columbia 1970
With insert.




Big Bill Broonzy
Philips (Netherlands) 1956



Live and Cookin' at Alice's Revisited
Howlin' Wolf
Chess 1972



The Genius of Art Tatum #3
Art Tatum
Clef 1954
Cover art by David Stone Martin.



Walkin'
Miles Davis All Stars
Prestige 1957
Cover design by Tom Hannan.
Compilation of two previously released Prestige 10" LPs from 1954.




Doin' the Thing
The Horace Silver Quintet
Blue Note 1961



Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing
Folkways 1958
Circa mid-'60s pressing.



Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues
Tradition 1957
Back cover has a copyright date of 1958.



May I Come In?
Blossom Dearie; arranged and conducted by Jack Marshall
Capitol 1964



I Dig the Duke / I Dig the Count
Mel Tormé
Verve 1962



Wired
Jeff Beck
Epic 1976



A Mann & a Woman
Herbie Mann & Tamiko Jones
Atlantic 1967




A Southern Memoir
Bing Crosby with Paul Smith, et al.
London 1975



Serenade to Sweden
Alice Babs & Duke Ellington
Telestar (Sweden) 1966
This is a German pressing.



Ella at Duke's Place
Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington
Verve 1965



 Coltrane
The John Coltrane Quartette
Impulse! 1962
Circa 1970 Impulse!/ABC pressing.




The Shape of Jazz to Come
Ornette Coleman
Atlantic 1959
Cover photo by William Claxton.
First issue, Atlantic "bullseye" label, "pinwheel" logo on cover.




Free for All
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Blue Note 1965
1966-70 pressing.



Work!
Thelonious Monk with Sonny Rollins
Prestige 1959
(Reissue, under a different cover, of the 1956 Prestige compilation LP Thelonious Monk / Sonny Rollins.)



What Is There to Say?
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet
Columbia 1959



Swing Guitars
Oscar Moore, Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow
Norgran 1955
Cover art by David Stone Martin.



More Cocktail Capers
The Art Van Damme Quintet
Capitol 1952
10" LP
Cover art by Robert Guidi.



Zoot!
Zoot Sims
Riverside 1957
First issue.



Gone With the Wind
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
CBS (UK) 1959



The Great Ray Charles
Atlantic 1957
Original black label mono.



First Time! The Count Meets the Duke
Duke Ellington and Count Basie
Columbia 1961



Empty Bed Blues
Bessie Smith
Columbia 1971 (1972 issue)
Two-LP set with gatefold sleeve.
Cover art by Philip Hays.




My Concerto
Artie Shaw
RCA Victor 1955
Cover art by Richard B. Oppenheim.



The Firehouse Five Story, Vol. 1
The Firehouse 5 Plus 2
Good Time Jazz 1955



Dream of You
Helen Merrill
EmArcy 1957



Sarah Vaughan in Hi-Fi
Columbia 1955
Compilation album of recordings from 1949-52.



The West Side
Patti Page, orchestra conducted by Pete Rugolo
EmArcy 1958



In the Night
The George Shearing Quintet with Dakota Staton
Capitol 1958



Nina Simone at Newport
Colpix 1960




Jeri Gently Jumps
Jeri Southern
Decca 1957



 Hoagy Sings Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael With the Pacific Jazzmen
Pacific Jazz 1957
Below: Jazztone Record Club pressing.




Eddie Condon's Treasury of Jazz
Columbia 1956



Tony Scott in Hi-Fi
The Tony Scott Quartet
Brunswick 1955
Promotional copy.



Basie
Count Basie
Clef 1955
Cover art by David Stone Martin.



An Hour with the Ramsey Lewis Trio
Argo 1959



Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago
Mercury 1959
Cover art by Peter Gourfain.



Know What I Mean?
Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans
Riverside 1961 (stereo)



Stéphane Grappelli / David Grisman Live
Warner Brothers 1981



Joe Bushkin Celebrates 100 Years of Recorded Sound
United Artists 1977




Ellington at Newport
Duke Ellington
Columbia 1956



Newport 1958
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Columbia 1958



Oscar Peterson Trio + One
Oscar Peterson Trio, featuring Clark Terry
Mercury 1964



In a Silent Way
Miles Davis
Columbia 1969
Cover photo by Lee Friedlander.



Manhattan Symphonie
Dexter Gordon Quartet
Columbia 1978



There Will Never Be Another You
Sonny Rollins
ABC-Impulse 1978
Cover art by Ruby Mazur.



Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits
Quincy Jones
Mercury 1963



Leonard Feather Presents Maxine Sullivan - 1956
Maxine Sullivan
Period 1956



Leonard Feather Presents Maxine Sullivan, Vol. II
Maxine Sullivan
Period 1956



The "Hawk" Talks
Coleman Hawkins
Decca 1955
Compilation of early 1950s recordings.



Chet Baker Sings
Chet Baker
Vogue (UK) 1956



Braff!!
Ruby Braff's All-Stars
Epic 1957
Cover photo by Jay Maisel.




Explorations
Bill Evans Trio
Riverside 1961 (1966-67 pressing)



The Billy Taylor Trio with Candido
Prestige 1956
12" pressing of 1954 10" LP.



Monk. 
Thelonious Monk
Columbia 1965
Cover design by Jerry Smokler; photo by W. Eugene Smith.



  Dizzy Over Paris
Dizzy Gillespie
Royal Roost 1953
10" LP
Cover art by Burt Goldblatt.




Premiered by Ellington
Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
Capitol 1953
10" LP
Cover art by Ken Gunall.




Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book, Vol. I
Ella Fitzgerald With the Duke Ellington Orchestra
Verve 1957
Two-LP set.
Below: Vol. 2




Recording Together for the First Time
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
Roulette 1961



Tijuana Jazz
Gary McFarland & Co./ Clark Terry
Impulse! 1966



Georgie Auld Plays for Melancholy Babies
ABC-Paramount 1959



Hi De Hi De Ho
Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
RCA Victor 1960
In original shrink wrap.



Chicago/Austin High School Jazz in Hi-Fi
Bud Freeman
RCA Victor 1958



Dave Digs Disney
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia 1957



New Tricks
Bing Crosby with Buddy Cole and His Trio
Decca 1957



The Boss of the Blues Sings Kansas City Jazz
Big Joe Turner
Atlantic 1956



Never Get Out of These Blues Alive
John Lee Hooker
ABC 1972



Down Home Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
Prestige 1965



Suite 16
Yusef Lateef
Atlantic 1970



Places and Spaces
Donald Byrd
Blue Note 1975



Still Life (Talking)
Pat Metheny Group
Geffen 1987



Such Sweet Thunder
Duke Ellington
Columbia 1957
Promotional copy.



Jump for Joy
Peggy Lee with Nelson Riddle
Capitol 1958
Promotional copy.



Wave
Antonio Carlos Jobim
A&M, CTI 1967



 Ray Charles at Newport
Ray Charles
Atlantic 1958 (1959 pressing)
Below: original label.




Solo Monk
Thelonious Monk
Columbia 1965
Cover art by Paul Davis.



Mingus Ah Um
Charles Mingus
Columbia 1959
Early mono pressing.
Cover art by S. Neil Fujita.



Mingus Dynasty
Charles Mingus and His Jazz Groups
Columbia 1960



Benny Goodman in Moscow
RCA 1962
Two-LP set with gatefold sleeve.



The Count Basie Story (Basie Plays Basie)
The Count Basie Orchestra
Roulette 1961
Two-LP box set with book.



Jackie Gleason Presents Riff Jazz
Hank Jones, Charlie Shavers, Charlie Ventura, Jimmy Cleveland
Capitol 1958
Cover art by Jim Jonson.





Stan Kenton in Hi-Fi
Stan Kenton
Capitol 1956



Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
Columbia 1954
Below: 1955 cover




Fair and Warmer
June Christy
Capitol 1957



The Most Minor
The John LaPorta Quartet
Everest 1959



Blossom Dearie
Verve 1957
Cover photo by Chuck Stewart.



Now's the Time - The Genius of Charlie Parker #3
The Quartet of Charlie Parker
Verve 1957



Jay and Kai
J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding
Columbia 1957



The Great T.D.
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
Colpix 1958



This One's for Blanton
Duke Ellington and Ray Brown
Pablo 1975
With booklet insert.
Recorded in 1972; released posthumously.



The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse
Duke Ellington
Fantasy 1975
Recorded in 1971; released posthumously.



Time Out (stereo)
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia 1959
Cover art by S. Neil Fujita.


Time Out (mono)



Kind of Blue
Miles Davis
Columbia 1959




 Decoy
Miles Davis
Columbia 1984
Promotional copy.




The Modern Sound of Betty Carter
Betty Carter
ABC-Paramount 1960



Tomorrow Is the Question! The New Music of Ornette Coleman!
Contemporary 1959 (Canadian pressing)



Meditations
John Coltrane
Impulse! 1966
"VAN GELDER" stamped in runout groove.
This is a circa 1970 Impulse!/ABC pressing.



East Broadway Run Down
Sonny Rollins
Impulse! 1966 (1968 pressing)
"VAN GELDER" stamped in runout groove.
Cover art by Mel Cheren.



Jazz Omnibus
Various Columbia jazz artists, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Jazz Messengers, Erroll Garner, et al.
Columbia 1957



Thelonious Monk Trio
Barclay (France) 1958
Below: cover (slightly cropped), label, company inner sleeve.






Conversations with Myself
Bill Evans
Verve 1963
A Simple Matter of Conviction
Bill Evans, Shelly Manne, Eddie Gomez
Verve 1966





Little Girl Blue /
Jazz as Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club
Nina Simone
Bethlehem 1959 (recorded in 1957)




Odetta at the Gate of Horn
Tradition 1957



Jazz Studio No. 6: The Eastern Scene
The Amram-Barrow Quartet
Decca 1957



The Popular Duke Ellington
RCA Victor 1966



Concert in the Virgin Islands
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Reprise 1965
Cover art by Patrick Blackwell.



Getz Au Go Go
The New Stan Getz Quartet, Featuring Astrud Gilberto
Verve 1964



The Board of Directors
Count Basie & the Mills Brothers
Dot 1968



Le Tout de Paris
Stéphane Grappelly
RCA Victor (France) 1969



Blues for We
Mel Brown
Impulse! 1969



West Coast Jazz in Hifi
Boll Holman, arranger
HiFi 1959



 Politely!
Keely Smith
Capitol 1958
Cover art by Jim Jonson.
More Than the Most
Dakota Staton
Capitol 1959
Cover art by Jim Jonson.




Beauty and the Beat
Peggy Lee and George Shearing
Capitol 1959



Abbey Lincoln's Affair . . . a Story of a Girl in Love
Abbey Lincoln with Benny Carter and Marty Paich
Liberty 1957



But Not for Me: Ahmad Jamal Trio at the Pershing
Ahmad Jamal Trio
Argo 1958



Gene Krupa Quartet
Clef 1955
Cover art by David Stone Martin.



A Midnight Session with the Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Elektra 1957
1958 stereo pressing.




Genius of Modern Music: Volume One
Thelonious Monk
Blue Note 1956
Expanded 12" 12-song reissue of original 10" 8-song 1951 compilation LP.



The Jazz Odyssey of James Rushing Esq.
Jimmy Rushing with Buck Clayton and His Orchestra
Columbia 1957
Cover art by Thomas B. Allen.



Jazz at Oberlin
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Fantasy 1953
Red Vinyl.



Black, Brown, and Beige
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Featuring Mahalia Jackson
Columbia 1958
Above: mono promotional copy
Below: stereo version




Duke Ellington's Concert of Sacred Music
RCA Victor 1966



Second Sacred Concert
Duke Ellington
Fantasy 1968
Two-LP set, gatefold sleeve.



Second Sacred Concert
Duke Ellington
Prestige 1974
Two-LP set, gatefold sleeve.
Material originally released on Fantasy in 1968.




Duke Ellington's Third Sacred Concert: The Majesty of God
RCA 1975
Recorded in 1973, released posthumously.



Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Omega 1960



Blues All Around My Head
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
Prestige/Bluesville 1961



Paris Impressions
Erroll Garner
Columbia 1958
Two-LP set.



Someday My Prince Will Come
Miles Davis Sextet
Columbia 1961




Basie Picks the Winners
Count Basie and His Orchestra
Verve 1965



 Joe in Chicago, 1978
Joe Venuti
Flying Fish 1979
Sealed in original shrink wrap.




Time & Love
Jackie & Roy
CTI 1972



Ambassador Satch
Louis Armstrong
Columbia 1956
Satchmo In Style
Louis Armstrong with Gordon Jenkins
Decca 1959




Louis and the Angels
Louis Armstrong
Decca 1957



 Bing & Satchmo
Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong, with Billy May
MGM 1960
Above: Mono LP and promotional DJ single of "Dardanella"/"Muskrat Ramble"
Below: Stereo version of LP




Desafinado: Coleman Hawkins Plays Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba
Impulse! 1962



Mainstream of Jazz
Gerry Mulligan and His Sextet
EmArcy 1956



New Orleans Suite
Duke Ellington
Atlantic 1970



Latin American Suite
Duke Ellington
Fantasy 1972
Recorded in 1968 and '70.




The Montmartre Collection, Vol. 1
Dexter Gordon
Black Lion 1971

Blues Walk! The Montmartre Collection, Vol. II
Dexter Gordon
Black Lion 1974



Somethin' Else
Cannonball Adderley
Blue Note 1958
1962-66 pressing.



Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
Thelonious Monk
Riverside 1959
First pressing.


Below: stereo pressing of Thelonious Alone...





Further Conversations With Myself
Bill Evans
Verve 1967



 The Ramsey Lewis Trio in Chicago
The Ramsey Lewis Trio
Argo 1960
Cover photo by William Claxton.

The Ramsey Lewis Trio in Chicago: cover of mono version.



Sarah Vaughan at Mister Kelly's
Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio (live)
Mercury 1957



Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein
Dave Brubeck and Leonard Bernstein
Columbia 1960



All American in Jazz
Duke Ellington
Columbia 1962



Porgy and Bess
Miles Davis
Columbia 1959



Sketches of Spain
Miles Davis
Columbia 1960



 Straight, No Chaser
Thelonious Monk
Columbia 1967
Cover art by Laszlo Kubinyi.




"Live" at the Village Vanguard
John Coltrane
Impulse! 1962
"RVG" stamped in runout groove.



Live at the Village Vanguard Again!
John Coltrane
Impulse! 1966




 Wailin' at the Trianon
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
Columbia 1955
Cover art by James Axelrod.




The Exciting Gene Krupa
Gene Krupa
Clef 1953



Cuban Fire!
Stan Kenton
Capitol 1956



Elmore James
Bell 1969



The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions
Howlin' Wolf, with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, et al.
Chess 1971



Live at the Bird Lounge
Lightnin' Hopkins
Guest Star 1964



Ain't Nothing You Can Do
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Duke 1964



Big Bill Broonzy Sings
Period 1956
10-inch LP
Cover art by Burt Wenk.
(Son AJ's)



He's Got the Whole World in His Hands and 18 Other Spirituals
Marian Anderson, Franz Rupp
RCA Victor Red Seal 1962



Earl Hines & Maxine Sullivan Live at the Overseas Press Club
Chiaroscuro 1970



The Symphonic Ellington
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with the Paris, Stockholm, Hamburg, and La Scala Symphony Orchestras
Reprise 1963



Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Ellington/Strayhorn: Suite Thursday
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Columbia 1961



A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry
Joe Williams
Roulette--Birdland Series 1958



Manhattan Time
The Art Van Damme Quintet
Columbia 1956



Jazz for Playgirls
Billy VerPlanck
Savoy 1958



The Swingin's Mutual!
The George Shearing Quintet with Nancy Wilson
Capitol 1961



Improvisations
Stéphane Grappelli and His Quintet
EmArcy 1957



Ballad of the Blues
Jo Stafford, with the Starliters and Paul Weston
Columbia 1959



The Man I Love
Thelonious Monk
Black Lion 1973
Below:
Something in Blue
Black Lion 1972




Brubeck Time
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia 1955



Count Basie & His Orchestra
Count Basie
RCA Victor 1955
Cover art by Andy Warhol.




Chet Baker Ensemble
Pacific Jazz 1954
10" LP
Cover design by William Claxton. 
(Son AJ's)



Side by Side
Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges
Verve 1959



Ella and Louis
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong with the Oscar Peterson Trio
Verve 1956




Ella and Louis Again
Verve 1957
Two-LP set, gatefold sleeve.



Free and Easy!
Jackie and Roy with Bill Holman's Orchestra
ABC-Paramount 1958



June's Got Rhythm
June Christy
Capitol 1958
Cover art by Jim Jonson.



Doodlin'
Eddie Chamblee and Friend (Dinah Washington)
Mercury - EmArcy Jazz 1958



Earl "Fatha" Hines
Earl Hines and His Orchestra
Grand Prix 1962



Festival Session
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Columbia 1960
Cover art by Bill Charmatz.




Duke Ellington's 70th Birthday Concert
Duke Ellington
Solid State 1970
Two-LP set, gatefold cover.



The Great Paris Concert
Duke Ellington
Atlantic 1973
Recorded live in 1963.
Two-LP set, gatefold cover, in original shrink wrap.



Quiet Nights
Miles Davis
Columbia 1963



On the Corner
Miles Davis
Columbia 1972
Cover art by Corky McCoy. 



Art Blakey in Sweden
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Amigo 1982



Look What I Got!
Betty Carter
Verve 1988
In original shrink wrap.



Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Charles Mingus
Impulse! 1964



The Golden Flute
Yusef Lateef
Impulse! 1967 (1972 pressing)
Below: original 1968 label




Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass
Sonny Rollins
MetroJazz 1958

Sonny Rollins/Brass - Sonny Rollins/Trio 
(reissue of Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass)
Sonny Rollins
Verve 1962 (stereo pressing)




Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
Reprise 1967



Grand Master of the Soprano Saxophone and Clarinet
Sidney Bechet
Columbia 1956



The World's Greatest Blues Singer
Bessie Smith
Columbia 1970
Two-LP gatefold.
Cover art by Philip Hays.




Monk's Dream
The Thelonious Monk Quartet
Columbia 1963
Below: White label radio station promo with timing strip, hype sticker, and company inner sleeve.




 Criss-Cross
Thelonious Monk
Columbia 1963




Staircase
Keith Jarrett
ECM 1976



After Hours at the London House
Sarah Vaughan
Mercury 1959



How Glad I Am
Nancy Wilson
Capitol 1964



On Tour
Pete Fountain
Coral 1961



Bill Evans at Town Hall - Volume One
Bill Evans Trio
Verve 1966



The Ornette Coleman Trio at the "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Volume Two
Blue Note 1966
This is a 1966 re-press.
Cover design by Reid Miles.
Cover photo by Francis Wolff.





The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
Riverside 1959



The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944
Prestige 1977
Two-LP set with gatefold sleeve.



Dave Brubeck and Jay & Kai at Newport
Dave Brubeck Quartet, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding
Columbia 1956



Doin' Allright
Dexter Gordon
Blue Note 1961
This is a 1962-66 Blue Note label.
"RVG" stamped in runout groove.




Midnight Special
The Incredible Jimmy Smith
Blue Note 1961



Genius + Soul = Jazz
Ray Charles
Impulse! 1961 (1963-66 pressing)



Herbie Mann at the Village Gate
Atlantic 1961 (1966 pressing)
Cover art by Abidin Dino.
Cover design by Martin Norman.


Herbie Mann Returns to the Village Gate
Atlantic 1963
Cover art by Abidin Dino.



Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings
Verve 1957
Cover art by David Stone Martin.
Reissue, originally released on Clef label in 1955.
Below: Original 1955 Clef pressing & cover, signed by Joe Williams on reverse.





The Greatest!!
Count Basie and Joe Williams
Verve 1956



Basie Plays Hefti
Count Basie and Neal Hefti
Roulette 1958
Cover photo by Chuck Stewart.



It Might as Well Be Swing
Frank Sinatra and Count Basie
Reprise 1964



Bing 'n Basie
Bing Crosby with Count Basie and His Orchestra
Daybreak 1972
Cover art by Peter Palombi.



Far East Suite
Duke Ellington
RCA Victor 1967



 Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Verve 1959
Recorded in August of 1957.


Below: 1960 stereo pressing, sealed in shrink wrap.




Chamber Music of the New Jazz
Ahmad Jamal
Argo 1956
Reissue of Ahmad Jamal Plays (Parrot 1955).



The Gilded Hawk
Coleman Hawkins
Capitol 1957



Today and Now
Coleman Hawkins Quartet
Impulse! 1963



Thelonious Himself
Thelonious Monk
Riverside 1957 (1962 pressing)



Cookin' the Blues
James Moody
Argo 1964



Song for My Father
Horace Silver Quintet
Blue Note 1965
Cover photo by Francis Wolff.
Cover design by Reid Miles.



The Modern Jazz Quartet
Atlantic 1957



Concert in Paris
Dizzy Gillespie
Royal Roost 1957
In shrink wrap with price sticker.



Gene Norman Presents Gerry Mulligan and His Tentette, Shorty Rogers and His Giants: Modern Sounds
Capitol 1956
Compiled from 10" LPs by Mulligan and Rogers.
Below: the original Modern Sounds
Capitol 1952
10-inch LP




Classics in Jazz: The Modern Idiom
compilation, various artists, including Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis
Capitol 1952
10-inch LP



A Man and His Dream
Artie Shaw
RCA Victor 1958



Blue Rose
Rosemary Clooney and Duke Ellington
Columbia 1956



Stan Kenton's Milestones
Stan Kenton
Capitol 1955
Expanded 12" LP reissue of 1950 10" LP.



The Last Testament of a Great New Orleans Jazzman
Bunk Johnson
Columbia 1955
Reissue of a 1953 LP.



  The Lionel Hampton Quartet
Clef 1953 or '54
Cover art by David Stone Martin.




 Jazz: Red Hot and Cool
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia 1955
Cover photo by Richard Avedon.





Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter
Charlie Parker
Columbia, Clef Series (UK) 1957



 Ellington Uptown
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Columbia 1952 (Circa 1953-55 Columbia Masterworks labels)


Below: blue Columbia Masterworks label




Ellington '55
Duke Ellington
Capitol 1954



Ellington '65
Duke Ellington
Reprise 1964



Ellington '66
Duke Ellington
Reprise 1965



"Oh Yeah"
Billy Williams
Mercury 1957



Sidney Bechet, Recorded in Concert at the Brussels Fair, 1958
Columbia 1960



Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers, Vol. 1
"X" 1954
10" LP



Greatest Hits
Thelonious Monk
Riverside 1962



Blue Train
John Coltrane
Blue Note 1957 (1973 reissue)



Last Train from Overbrook
James Moody
Argo 1958





Sax & Flute Man
James Moody
Paula 1973




Wild Man on the Loose
Mose Allison
Atlantic 1966
With original inner sleeve.



Blues at Newport, Recorded Live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, et al.
Vanguard 1964



Odetta at Carnegie Hall
Vanguard 1960



The Bix Beiderbecke Story: Bix and His Gang
Bix Beiderbecke 
Columbia 1955
Reissue of 1952 LP.



What's New?
Sonny Rollins
RCA Victor 1962
Cover art by Mike Ludlow.



Forbidden Fruit
Nina Simone
Colpix 1961



The Ebullient Mr. Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Verve 1959



Jonah Jones at the Embers
The Jonah Jones Quartet
Vik 1958



Chet Baker & Crew
Pacific Jazz 1956



Ella Swings Lightly
Ella Fitzgerald
Verve 1958



Artie Shaw Favorites
Artie Shaw
RCA Victor 1952
10" LP reissue of 78 rpm releases.



Benny Goodman Trio
RCA Victor 1952
10" LP reissue of 78 rpm releases.



Johnny Hodges and His Alto Sax
RCA Victor 1953
10" LP reissue of 78 rpm releases.



Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelly with The Quintet of the Hot Club of France
GNP Crescendo 1965 (1980s pressing)



 Ellington Indigos
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Columbia 1958
below: stereo version




Piano in the Background
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Columbia 1960



Piano in the Foreground
Duke Ellington
Columbia 1963



Further Definitions
Benny Carter and His Orchestra
Impulse! 1962



Jackie Davis Meets the Trombones
Jackie Davis
Capitol 1959



Misterioso
Thelonious Monk Quartet
Riverside 1958
Cover art: The Seer, by Giorgio de Chirico, 1914-15




5 by Monk by 5
Thelonious Monk Quintet
Riverside 1959



Clifford Brown All Stars
EmArcy 1957



Beauty and the Beat
Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz Band
RCA Victor 1957



Bing with a Beat
Bing Crosby with Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz Band
RCA Victor 1957



 Harry's Choice!
Harry James and His Orchestra
Capitol 1958




Storyville Presents Jackie and Roy
Storyville 1955



Les Brown's in Town
Les Brown and His Band of Renown
Capitol 1956



Stretching Out
Ramsey Lewis Trio
Argo 1960



 Nat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays
Nat "King" Cole and the George Shearing Quintet
Capitol 1962




Ella and Basie!
Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie and His Orchestra
Verve 1963



Duke Ellington Presents...
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Bethlehem 1956



Historically Speaking - The Duke
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Bethlehem 1956



Sing the Best of Irving Berlin
Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan
Mercury 1957



Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley
Capitol 1962



Mr. Blues
B.B. King
ABC-Paramount 1963
With original inner sleeve.
Capitol Record Club pressing.



Little Milton Sings Big Blues
Checker 1966
Early (but not first) pressing, 1966-71 label.



Moanin'
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Blue Note 1959
Cover photo by Buck Hoeffler.
1966 re-press.




A Day in the Life
Wes Montgomery
A&M 1967



Eyes of the Heart
Keith Jarrett
ECM 1979 (recorded live in Austria, 1976)
Two-LP set, promotional copy.



Intuition
Bill Evans and Eddie Gomez
Fantasy 1975
In original shrink wrap.



Good Morning, Life!
Maxine Sullivan
Audiophile 1985



Blues in Orbit
Duke Ellington
Columbia 1960



Altotude
Earl Bostic
King 1956



 Monk's Music
Thelonious Monk Septet
Riverside 1957
1959-60 pressing.
Cover photo by Paul Weller; design by Paul Bacon.





Oscar Peterson Plays Harry Warren
Oscar Peterson
Clef 1954
Cover art by David Stone Martin.



Bird and Diz
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
Verve 1957
This is an expanded, 12" reissue of a 10" LP of the same name released on Mercury in 1952.



In the Land of Hi-Fi
Dinah Washington
Mercury 1956



Swingin' Pretty
Keely Smith
Capitol 1959




  Lady in Satin
Billie Holiday
Columbia 1958




 The Late, Late Show
Dakota Staton
Capitol 1957
Crazy He Calls Me
Dakota Staton
Capitol 1959





Jeri Southern at the Crescendo
Jeri Southern (live)
Capitol 1960





Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee, 
Recorded at the Fabulous New York Club
Peggy Lee (live)
Capitol 1961



Newport 1958
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia 1958



 Underground
Thelonious Monk
Columbia 1968




Duke Ellington, His Piano, and His Orchestra at the Bal Masque
Duke Ellington
Columbia 1958



The Cosmic Scene
Duke Ellington's Spacemen
Columbia 1958



Miles Ahead
Miles Davis
Columbia 1957



Stride Right
Johnny Hodges and Earl "Fatha" Hines
Verve 1966



 Vaughan and Violins
Sarah Vaughan
Mercury 1959





Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter with Billy May
Verve 1959



Anita O'Day and Billy May Swing Rodgers and Hart
Verve 1960



The Beat of My Heart
Tony Bennett
Columbia 1957



Getz/Gilberto
Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto, featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
Verve 1964
Cover art by Olga Albizo.
Above: mono
Below: stereo




 A flat, G flat, and C
Yusef Lateef
Impulse! 1966 (1972 stereo pressing)
Below: 1960s mono pressing.




Macanudo
Ahmad Jamal
Argo 1963



Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano
Pinchas Zukerman and Claude Bolling
Columbia Masterworks 1977
Cover art by Roger Huyssen.



Ella in Hollywood
Ella Fitzgerald
Verve 1961



Something Cool
June Christy
Capitol 1960 (reissue of 1955 LP)
Cover art by Jim Jonson.




Bouquet of Blues
Dinah Shore
RCA Victor 1956



The End of the World
Julie London
Liberty 1963



A Drum Is a Woman
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Columbia 1956



 Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues
Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges
Verve 1959




Mulligan Meets Monk
Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan
Riverside Contemporary Series 1959
Reissue of a 1957 Riverside release.



Gerry Mulligan Meets Stan Getz
Verve 1957



'Round About Midnight
Miles Davis
Columbia 1957



Kulu Sé Mama
John Coltrane
Impulse! 1967
"VAN GELDER" stamped in runout groove.
Cover design by Robert Flynn; cover photo by Charles Stewart.



Bitches Brew
Miles Davis
Columbia 1970
Cover art by Mati Klarwein.



First Meetin'
Lightnin' Hopkins with Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Big Joe Williams
World-Pacific 1960
This is a 1963 stereo reissue on red vinyl.



Tom Cat
Tom Scott & the L.A. Express
Ode 1975



Shearing on Stage!
The George Shearing Quintet
Capitol 1959



 Big Band and Quartet in Concert
Thelonious Monk
Columbia 1964
Below: mono




The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album
Fantasy 1975
In original shrink wrap.



Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Impulse! 1963




Satchmo the Great
Louis Armstrong with Edward R. Murrow, Leonard Bernstein; soundtrack recording
Columbia 1957



Time magazine covers:
Louis Armstrong by Boris Artzybasheff, 1949; Duke Ellington by Peter Hurd, 1956; Thelonious Monk by Boris Chaliapin, 1964



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