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Debut Records discography

This is a discography of the 10" and 12" LPs released on the Debut label in the 1950's. Later LPs issued in Denmark using the Debut name and LPs released after Debut had been taken over by Fantasy in the 1960s are not included.

Debut was started by Charles Minus, Max Roach and others in 1951.

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Debut 10" LP discography

String And Keys, Charles Mingus and Spaulding Givens, 1953, Debut DLP-1

Tracks : What Is This Thing Called Love, Darn That Dream, Yesterdays, Body and Soul, Blue Moon, Blue Tide

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Spaulding Givens

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Jazz At Massey Hall, Volume One, The Quintet, 1953, Debut DLP-2

Tracks : Perdido, Salt Peanuts #1, Salt Peanuts #1, All The Things You Are, 52nd Street Theme

Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Chan (Charlie Parker), Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach

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Jazz At Massey Hall, Volume Two, Bud Powell Trio, 1953, Debut DLP-3

Tracks : Embraceable You, Sure Thing, Cherokee, Jubilee, Lullaby Of Birdland, Bass-ically Speaking

Musicians : Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach

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Jazz At Massey Hall, Volume Three, Quintet, 1953, Debut DLP-4

Tracks : Wee, Hot House #1, Hot House #2, A Night In Tunisia

Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Chan (Charlie Parker), Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach

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Jazz Workshop Volume One: Trombone Rapport, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green, Willie Dennis, 1953, Debut DLP-5

Tracks : Move, Stardust, Yesterdays

Musicians : J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green, Willie Dennis, John Lewis, Charles Mingus, Art Taylor

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Explorations, Teo Macero, 1954, Debut DLP-6

Tracks : Teo, I'll Remember April, How Low The Earth, Mitzi, Yesterdays, Explorations

Musicians : Teo Macero, Charles Mingus, Lou LaBella, Orlando Dijay, Ed Shaughnessy

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Introducing, Paul Bley, 1954, Debut DLP-7

Tracks : Opus 1, Teapot, Like Someone In Love, Spontaneous Combustion, Split Kick, Can't Get Started, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Musicians : Paul Bley, Charles Mingus, Art Blakey

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The New Oscar Pettiford Sextet, Oscar Pettiford Sextet, 1954, Debut DLP-8

Tracks : Tamalpais Love Song, The Pendulum At Falcon's Lair, Jack, The Fieldstalker, Stockholm Sweetnin', Low And Behold

Musicians : Oscar Pettiford, Phil Urso, Julius Watkins, Walter Bishop, Charles Mingus, Percy Brice

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Kenny Dorham Quintet, Kenny Dorham Quintet, 1954, Debut DLP-9

Tracks : An Oscar For Oscar, Ruby, My Dear, Be My Love, Osmosis, I Love You, Darn That Dream

Musicians : Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Heath, Walter Bishop, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke

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John LaPorta Quintet, John LaPorta Quintet, 1954, Debut DLP-10

Tracks : Fluid Drive, Right Around Home, The Old Man's Touch, This Hectic Life, Quarto, Fringe Area

Musicians : John LaPorta, Louis Mucci, Wally Cirillo, Richard Carter, Ed Shaughnessy

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Sam Most Quartet Plus Two, Sam Most Quartet Plus Two, 1954, Debut DLP-11

Tracks : Scroobydoo, The Night We Called It A Day, Eullalia, I Hear A Rhapsody, A Cuss Called Coss, There'll Never Be Another You

Musicians : Sam Most, Doug Mettome, Urbie Green, Bob Dorough, Percy Heath, Blue Bells

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The Fabulous, Thad Jones, 1955, Debut DLP-12

Tracks : Illusive, Sombre Intrusion, You Don't Know What Love Is, Bitty Ditty, Chazzanova, I'll Remember April

Musicians : Thad Jones, Frank Wess, Hank Jones, Charles Mingus, Kenny Clarke

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The Max Roach Quartet, The Max Roach Quartet, 1955, Debut DLP-13

Tracks : Cou-Manchi-Cou, Just One Of Those Things, Drum Conversation, Chi-Chi, Kismet, I'm A Fool To Want You

Musicians : Max Roach, Hank Mobley, Walter Davis Jr., Franklin Skeete

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Jazz Workshop Volume Two: Trombone Rapport, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green, Willie Dennis, 1955, Debut DLP-14

Tracks : I'll Remember April, Blues For Some Bones

Musicians : J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green, Willie Dennis, John Lewis, Charles Mingus, Art Taylor

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Jazz Workshop, Volume Three, Ada Moore, 1955, Debut DLP-15

Tracks : The Man I Love, Something To Live For, You Came A Long Way From St. Louis, The Devil Is A Woman, Lass From The Low Country, Strange Fascination, Summertime

Musicians : Ada Moore, John LaPorta, Wally Cirillo, Tal Farlow, Oscar Pettiford, Osie Johnson

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Relaxed Piano Moods, Hazel Scott, 1955, Debut DLP-16

Tracks : Like Someone In Love, Peace Of Mind, Lament, The Jeep Is Jumpin', Git Up From There, A Foggy Day

Musicians : Hazel Scott, Charles Mingus, Max Roach

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Jazz Collaborations, Vol. 1, Charles Mingus / Thad Jones, 1955, Debut DLP-17

Tracks : One More, I Can't Get Started, More Of The Same, Get Out Of Town

Musicians : Thad Jones, John Dennis, Charles Mingus, Max Roach

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Debut 12" LP discography

Blue Moods, Miles Davis, 1955, Debut DEB-120

Tracks : Nature Boy, Alone Together, There's No You, Easy Living

Musicians : Miles Davis, Britt Woodman, Teddy Charles, Charles Mingus, Elvin Jones

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New Piano Expressions, John Dennis, 1955, Debut DEB-121

Tracks : Ensenada, Odyssey, Machajo, Chartreuse, Cherokee, Variegations, Seven Moons, Someone To Watch Over Me

Musicians : John Dennis, Charles Mingus, Max Roach

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3 Moods, John LaPorta, 1955, Debut DEB-122

Tracks : Three Moods: Bright-Eyed Blue/Minor Rhythm/Bird's World, Harangue, Don't Blame Me, Two Party Campaign, All The Things You Are, Chance Acquaintance

Musicians : John LaPorta, Louis Mucci, Barry Galbraith, Richard Carter, Charlie Perry

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Mingus At The Bohemia, Charles Mingus, 1956, Debut DEB-123

Tracks : Jump Monk, Serenade In Blue, Percussion Discussion, Work Song, Septemberly, All The Things You C-Sharp

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Eddie Bert, George Barrow, Mal Waldron, Max Roach, Willie Jones

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Jazz At Massey Hall, The Quintet, 1956, Debut DEB-124

Tracks : Perdido, Salt Peanuts, All The Things You Are, Wee, Hot House, A Night In Tunisia

Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Chan (Charlie Parker), Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach

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Manhattan Monodrama, Alonzo Levister, 1957, Debut DEB-125

Tracks : Conclave, Leap Frog, Black Swan, Sugar Hill Strut, Slow Dance, Manhattan Monodrama (Ballet Suite): First Movement/Second Movement/Final Movement

Musicians : Alonzo Levister, Louis Mucci, John LaPorta, Lorin Bernsohn, Arne Gold, Teddy Charles, Morris Lang

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Four Trombones, Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson, 1957, Debut DEB-126

Tracks : Now's The Time, Trombosphere, Ow!, Chazzanova

Musicians : J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green, Willie Dennis, John Lewis, Charles Mingus, Art Taylor

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Thad Jones, Thad Jones, 1955, Debut DEB-127

Tracks (?): One More, Bitty Ditty, More of the Same, Elusive, Sombre Intrusion, I Can't Get Started, I'll Remember April, You Don't Know What Love Is, Chazzanova

Musicians : Thad Jones, Frank Wess, Hank Jones, John Dennis, Charles Mingus, Kenny Clarke, Max Roach

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Planned but not released at this time, Debut DEB-128

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Planned but not released at this time, Debut DEB-129

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