I have several volumes of JATP on Mercury 78's. They are definitely badged Mercury and have "Norman
Granz Presents" on the label.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Granz and JATP (Was:Sinatra & Ella)
> The first JATP album was definitely on Asch-Stinson (did it ever appear on pre-Stinson Asch?).
> Granz took the masters to Moe. Disc got Volume II (did this appear in various forms on ten-inch
> and twelve-inch and with 2 discs and 3? I seem to remember variant versions of it). Then, over to
> Clef for remaining volumes, and there were some sets that appeared both on Disc and Clef (like The
> Groove Juice Symphony).
> John Ross wrote:
>> Were first JATP releases on Mercury? I have a Fall 1946 Disc Catalog that includes about half a
>> dozen Norman Granz productions, including "Jazz at the Philharmonic--Vol 2" (Disc Album 501) and
>> several other "--
>> at the Philharmonic" items. There's no "Vol. 1" in the catalog, which suggests that it might have
>> been issued by somebody else. I don't think Moe Asch ever took anything out of his catalog
>> Disc was Moe Asch's label before he established Folkways. At some point, he went into a
>> partnership with Stinson, which led to many of the early "Folksay" things appearing on both
>> labels after they split apart. There were several JATP releases on Stinson, probably with some of
>> the same material as the Norgran/Verve titles.
>> How did Disc and Stinson fit into the release history of the JATP recordings?
>> John Ross
>> At 7/8/2008 05:50 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
>>> One man's opinion here -- Norman Granz never gets the credit he deserves. I think there were
>>> some animosities with the self-appointed "experts" and "critics" back in the Verve days, and
>>> that might have something to do with it. He also didn't write an autobiography (at least that I
>>> know of), unfortunately. This guy built three distinct and great catalogs of jazz -- 1) the Jazz
>>> at the Philharmonic live recordings, and the related in-studio jam sessions (first released
>>> through Mercury and then through Norgran/Verve), 2) the excellent Verve studio recordings of the
>>> 50's that continued even after Granz sold the label to MGM, 3) and then, out of retirement, the
>>> Pablo catalog, which has some weak spots but also proves the amazing longevity of some of the
>>> jazz greats.