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MetroJazz discography

This is a list of LPs on the MetroJazz label. MetroJazz was a subsidiary of MGM that operated for a brief period at the end of the 1950's.


MetroJazz

United Notions, Toshiko & Her International Sextet, 1958, MetroJazz E-1001

Tracks : Broadway, Sukiyaki, Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home, United Notions, Civilized Folk, Strike Up the Band, Jane

Musicians : Toshiko Akiyoshi, Nat Adderley, Doc Severinsen, Bobby Jaspar, Rolf Kühn, René Thomas, Nils-Bertil Dahlander, John Drew

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Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass, Sonny Rollins, 1958, MetroJazz E-1002

Tracks : Grand Street, Far Out East, Who Cares?, Love Is a Simple Thing, What's My Name?, If You Were the Only Girl in the World, Manhattan, Body and Soul

Musicians : Sonny Rollins, Nat Adderley, Reunald Jones, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak, Don Butterfield, Dick Katz, René Thomas, Henry Grimes, Roy Haynes, Specs Wright

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Keepin' Up with the Joneses, Jones Brothers, 1958, MetroJazz E-1003

Tracks : Nice And Nasty, Keepin' Up With The Joneses, Three And One, Sput 'N' Jeff, It Had To Be You, On The Alamo, There Is No Greater Love

Musicians : Thad Jones, Hank Jones, Eddie Jones, Elvin Jones

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The Pepper-Knepper Quintet, Pepper Adams & Jimmy Knepper, 1958, MetroJazz E-1004

Tracks : Minor Castastrophe, All Too Soon, Beaubien, Adams in the Apple, Riverside Drive, I Didn't Know About You, Primrose Path

Musicians : Jimmy Knepper, Pepper Adams, Wynton Kelly, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones

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New Faces at Newport, Randy Weston/Lem Winchester, 1958, MetroJazz E-1005

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Gigi Gryce, Gigi Gryce, 1958, MetroJazz E-1006

Tracks : In A Sentimental Mood, Blues March, Sea Breeze, Bangoon, It Don't Mean A Thing, Cold Breeze, Rich And Creamy, My Ideal, Baba's Blues, Little Susan, Lullaby For Milkman, Somewhere

Musicians : Gigi Gryce, Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson

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The Lowest, Red Callender, 1958, MetroJazz E-1007

Tracks : Autumn In New , Pickin, Pluckin, Whistlin' And Walkin', The Lowest, Of Thee I Sing, Dedicated To The Blues, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Five-Four Blues, Tea For Two, Another Blues, Volume, Too, I'll Be Around

Musicians : Red Callender, Gerald Wilson, John Ewing, Buddy Collette, Hymie Gunkler, Martin Berman, Bill Pitman, Billy Bean, Red Mitchell, Bill Douglass

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Jazz for Commuters, Sam "The Man" Taylor, 1958, MetroJazz E-1008

Tracks : Bucks County Bounce, Long Island Railroad Blues, Westchester Waltz, Rockland County Round Trip, Westport Wail, All Too Soon, Lester Leaps In, Body And Soul, Air Mail Special, Flyin' Home

Musicians include: Sam "The Man" Taylor, George Auld, Charlie Shavers, Thad Jones, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak, Budd Johnson, Hank Jones, Lou Anderson, Barry Galbraith, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson, Herb Lovelle

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The Seven Ages of Jazz: A Live Concert Presentation, Various Artists, 1958, MetroJazz 2E-1009

Tracks : I'm Gonna Tell God How You Treat Me, Take This Hammer, See See Rider, Maple Leaf Rag, Tiger Rag, Dippermouth Blues, Sneak Away, Singin' The Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home), It Don't Mean A Thing, Stomping At The Savoy, Honky Tonk Train Blues, My Monday Date, Ain't Misbehavin', After You've Gone, I Wished On The Moon, Lover Man (Oh Where Have You Can You Be), One O'Clock Jump, I'm Beginning To See The Light, Loch Lomond, If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight), Groovin' High, Stuffy, Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana), Blue And Sentimental, I Cover The Waterfront, Indian Summer, Vibraphone Impressions, Jazz Lab, I'm Gonna Tell God How You Treat Me

Musicians : Willie "The Lion" Smith, Don Elliott, Tyree Glenn, Dick Hyman, Coleman Hawkins, George Auld, Buck Clayton, Milt Hinton, Don Lamond, Billie Holiday, Maxine Sullivan, Brownie McGhee

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You've Got a Date with the Blues, Helen Merrill, 1958, MetroJazz E-1010

Tracks : The Blues (From Black,Brown & Beige), Am I Blue?, Blue Gardenia, You've Got A Date With The Blues, The Thrill Is Gone, (Ah,The Young Trees) When The World Was Young, Blues In My Heart, Vous M'Eblouissez (You Go To My Head), Lorsque Tu M'Embrasses (Just Squeeze Me), The Meaning Of The Blues, Signing Off

Musicians : Helen Merrill, Kenny Dorham, Jerome Richardson, Frank Wess, Jimmy Jones, Barry Galbraith, Milton Hinton, Al Hall, Johnny Cresci

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Sonny Rollins At Music Inn / Teddy Edwards At Falcon's Lair, Sonny Rollins / Teddy Edwards, 1958, MetroJazz E-1011

Tracks : Doxy, Limehouse Blues, You Are Too Beautiful, Billie's Bounce, A Foggy Day, I'll Follow My Secret Heart

Musicians : Sonny Rollins, John Lewis, Percy Heath, Connie Kay / Teddy Edwards, Joe Castro, Leroy Vinnegar, Billy Higgins

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Get Those Elephants Out'a Here!, The Mitchells: Red, Whitey, and Blue with guest artist Andre Previn, 1958, MetroJazz E-1012

Tracks : Get Those Elephants Outa Here, My One And Only Love, In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, Moten Swing, Monster Rally, Three Cheers, Blues For Brian, Fraternity

Musicians : Blue Mitchell, Red Mitchell, Whitey Mitchell, Pepper Adams, Frank Rehak, André Previn, Frank Capp

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Melba Liston & Her Bones, Melba Liston, 1958, MetroJazz E-1013

Tracks : The Trolley Song, Blue Melba, You Don't Say, Pow!, Wonder Why, Christmas Eve, What's My Line Theme, Dark Before Dawn

Musicians : Melba Liston, Benny Green, Al Grey, Benny Powell, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak, Ray Bryant, Kenny Burrell, Jamil Nasser, George Tucker, Charlie Persip, Frankie Dunlop

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Impossible Pete Jolly, Pete Jolly, 1958, MetroJazz E-1014

Tracks : Dearly Beloved, My Star, Easy To Love, If I'm Lucky, Love Letters, Impossible, On Green Dolphin Street, But Beautiful, I Should Care, Blue Girl, Russian Lullaby

Musicians : Pete Jolly, Ralph Pena

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Jazz for Two Trumpets: Virtuosos Unlimited, Santos Brothers, 1958, MetroJazz E-1015

Tracks : Out Of Nowhere, Camino, Red And The Brown, Brisk Walk, What Is This Thing Called Love, Elves, It's The Talk Of The Town, Beat The Devil, If I Had You, Tea For Two

Musicians : Juan Santos, Jose Santos, Al Reyes, Fernando Lores, Jaime Rimac

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Last updated February 2013