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 voluntarily.
> 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
> 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.