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 recordings?
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.