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Uptown Records discography

This is a discography of albums released by Uptown Records.

Uptown was founded by Bob Sunenblick and Mark Feldman in 1980.

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Raw Meat, Joe Thomas, 1980, Uptown UP 27.01

Tracks : Don't Blame Me, Exactly Like You, Body And Soul, Honey, Charmaine, Raw Meat, Medley: The Lady In The Corner/Tea for Two

Musicians : Joe Thomas, Jimmy Rowles, Walter Booker, Akira Tana

This album is sometimes listed with the title The Great Lunceford Tenor.

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Live In Albany, J.R. Monterose, 1980, Uptown UP 27.02

Tracks : The Shadow Of Your Smile, Ruby My Dear, Lu-an, Just Friends

Musicians : J.R. Monterose, Hod O'Brien, Teddy Kotick, Eddie Robinson

An expanded CD version of this album was released by Uptown in 2015.

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Back On Broadway, John W. Bubbles, 1980, Uptown UP 27.03

Tracks : It Ain't Necessarily So, Belittling Me, Somebody's Gonna Make You Fall, Why Was I Born?, Sweet Mama, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, Bubbles' Tune, Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, Lady Be Good, Nobody Knows, My Mother's Eyes, Somebody Loves Me, Indiana

Musicians : John W. Bubbles, Frank Owens

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No album identified, Uptown UP 27.04

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No album identified, Uptown UP 27.05

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And A Little Pleasure, J.R. Monterose & Tommy Flanagan , 1981, Uptown UP 27.06

Tracks : Never Let Me Go, Pain And Suffering … And A Little Pleasure, Con Alma, Central Park West, Theme For Ernie, Vinnie's Pad, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, Twelve Tone Tune

Musicians : J.R. Monterose, Tommy Flanagan

Released on CD on Reservoir Records.

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Lonesome Road, Dickie Wells, 1982, Uptown UP 27.07

Tracks : Honeysuckle Rose, Lonesome Road, I Surrender Dear, Dicky Wells' New Blues (Take 1), Dicky Wells' New Blues (Take 2), Black & Blue, Tweedledee Dee Dum, Dicky's Famous Break, She's Funny That Way

Musicians : Dickie Wells, Buddy Tate, Michael Moore, Dick Katz, George Duvivier, Oliver Jackson

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Bits And Pieces, Hod O'Brien, 1982, Uptown UP 27.08

Tracks : Bits and Pieces, Jennifer, Storybook Dreams, Through the Smoke, Ray's Idea, Lovely One in the Window/Heaven's Doors are Open Wide, Hi-fly, Toby's Song

Musicians : Hod O'Brien, Teddy Kotick, Jimmy Wormworth

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Renaissance, Allen Eager, 1982, Uptown UP 27.09

Tracks : Just You Just Me, For All We Know, Room Service Blues, Equinox, I Should Care, Ladybird

Musicians : Allen Eager, Hod O'Brien, Teddy Kotick, Jimmy Wormworth

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No album identified, Uptown UP 27.10

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To Tadd, With Love, Philly Joe Jones, 1982, Uptown UP 27.11

Tracks : Philly J.J., Soultrane, Sid's Delight, On A Misty Night, Fontainebleau, The Scene Is Clean

Musicians : Philly Joe Jones, Johnny Coles, Donald Striker, Britt Woodman, Frank Wess, Charles Davis, Cecil Payne, Walter Davis Jr., Larry Ridley

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Blowin' In From K.C., Joe Thomas & Jay McShann, 1983, Uptown UP 27.12

Tracks : Raw Meat, Tearing Hair, What's Your Story Morning Glory, Star Mist, Jumpin' Joe, Dog Food, If I Could Be With You, Backstage At The Apollo

Musicians : Joe Thomas, Johnny Grimes, Dicky Harris, Haywood Henry, Jay McShann, George Duvivier, Oliver Jackson, Jackie Williams

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The Gentle Monster, Haywood Henry, 1983, Uptown UP 27.13

Tracks : The Gentle Monster, Put Yourself In My Place, Good Morning Heartache, Going Uptown, Blue Sunrise, Hayride Time, You Don't Know What Love Is, Onion Stew, Stuffy

Musicians : Haywood Henry, Joe Newman, Hank Jones, George Duvivier, Ben Riley

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Two At The Top, Frank Wess & Johnny Coles , 1983, Uptown UP 27.14

Tracks : Whistle Stop, Morning Star, Celia, Nica's Tempo, Minority, Ill Wind, Stablemates, An Oscar For Oscar

Musicians : Frank Wess, Johnny Coles, Kenny Barron, Reggie Johnson, Kenny Washington

This music was subsequently released as part of a 2 CD set with the same title.

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Look, Stop, Listen, Philly Joe Jones Dameronia, 1983, Uptown UP 27.15

Tracks : Look Stop And Listen, If You Could See Me Now, Choose Now, Focus, Killer Joe, Dial B For Beauty, Our Delight, Theme Of No Repeat

Musicians : Philly Joe Jones, Don Sickler, Virgil Jones, Benny Powell, Frank Wess, Johnny Griffin, Charles Davis, Cecil Payne, Walter Davis, Jr., Larry Ridley

Released on CD in 2009 with two bonus tracks (Uptown 27.59)

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Live At Fat Tuesday's, Pepper Adams, 1984, Uptown UP 27.16

Tracks : Conjuration, Alone Together, Diabolique II, Dr, Deep, Old Ballad, Dobbin / Tis

Musicians : Pepper Adams, Kenny Wheeler, Hank Jones, Clint Houston, Louis Hayes

These tracks, plus additional tracks from the session, were subsequently released on the Reservoir CD Conjuration: Fat Tuesday's Session.

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The Music Of Kenny Dorham, Don Sickler, 1984, Uptown UP 27.17

Tracks : Spring Cannon, Escapade, Windmill, Philly Twist, La Mesha, The Fox

Musicians : Don Sickler, Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Billy Higgins

Reissued on CD in 1989 by Reservoir with one bonus track and a different front cover.

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Social Call, Charlie Rouse featuring Red Rodney, 1984, Uptown UP 27.18

Tracks : Little Chico, Social Call, Half Nelson, Greenhouse, Darn That Dream, Casbah

Musicians: Charlie Rouse, Red Rodney, Albert Dailey, Cecil McBee, Kenny Washington

Released on CD in 2003 with three bonus tracks (Uptown 27.50).

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The Ole Dude And The Fundance Kid, Budd Johnson / Phil Woods, 1984?, Uptown UP 27.19

Tracks : After Five, Street Of Dreams, Confusion, Blue Lou, More Than You Know, Ole Dude And The Fundance Kid

Musicians : Budd Johnson, Phil Woods, Richard Wyands, George Duvivier, Bill Goodwin

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For The Moment, Barry Harris, 1984, Uptown UP 27.20

Tracks : I Love Lucy Theme, To Monk With Love, My Heart Stood Still, Looking Glass, Chico The Man, Monk Medley: Reflections/Light Blue/Well You Needn't/Rhythm-A-Ning, Save Some For Later, For The Moment

Musicians : Barry Harris, Rufus Reid, Leroy Williams

Recorded live at the Jazz Cultural Theatre in New York. An expanded version of this album was released by Uptown in 2000 (Uptown 27.47)

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Just Jazz, Buddy Tate & Al Grey, 1984, Uptown UP 27.21

Tracks : Just Jazz, Blues in My Heart, Straighten up and Fly Right, Topsy, Blue Creek, Tangerine, Straighten up and Fly Right (CD only), Just Jazz (CD only)

Musicians : Buddy Tate, Al Grey, Richard Wyands, Major Holley, Al Harewood

CD, on Reservoir Records, has two bonus tracks and a different front cover.

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No album identified, Uptown UP 27.22

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One Of A Kind, Don Joseph featuring Al Cohn, 1985, Uptown UP 27.23

Tracks : Ash Wednesday Blues, But Beautiful, Indian Summer, Stumbling, It Might As Well Be Spring, When Lights Are Low

Musicians : Don Joseph, Al Cohn, Bill Triglia, Red Mitchell, Joey Baron

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Exhilaration, Peter Leitch, 1985, Uptown UP 27.24

Tracks : Exhilaration, Round Midnight, Trinkle Tinkle, Slugs In The Far East, How Deep Is The Ocean, Played Twice

Musicians : Peter Leitch, Pepper Adams, John Hicks, Ray Drummond, Billy Hart

Released on CD, with 2 bonus tracks, in 1994 on Reservoir Records.

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Transbluency, Maria Muldaur, 1986, Uptown UP 27.25

Tracks : Massachusetts, Rio De Janeiro Blue, You've Changed, Blizzard Of Lies, Lazy Afternoon, Wheelers And Dealers, How Can You Face Me, Transblucency, Looking Back, Where

Musicians : Maria Muldaur, Don Sickler, Jerry Dodgion, Frank Wess, Gerry Cappuccio, Kenny Barron, Dennis Irwin, Michael Moore, Ray Drummond, Ben Riley, Angel Allende

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Autumn In New York, Kenny Barron, 1986, Uptown UP 27.26

Tracks : New York Attitude, Autumn In New York, Joanne Julia, Bemsha Swing, Embraceable You, Le Muria

Musicians : Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, Frederick Waits

Released on CD in 1996 with 3 bonus tracks and with the title New York Attitude (Uptown 27.41).

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Claudio!, Claudio Roditi, 1985, Uptown UP 27.27

Tracks : Karioka, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Nefertiti, The Eternal Triangle, Lament, My Romance

Musicians : Claudio Roditi, Slide Hampton, Howard Kimbo, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Sacks, Rufus Reid, Akira Tana

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Great Fontana, The, Carl Fontana, 1987, Uptown UP 27.28

Tracks : Shoutin' On A Riff, It Might As Well Be Spring, Soon, Showcase, Polka Dots And Moonbeams, Expubident

Musicians : Carl Fontana, Al Cohn, Richard Wyands, Ray Drummond, Akira Tana

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Nights At The Vanguard, Tommy Flanagan, 1987, Uptown UP 27.29

Tracks : Introduction, San Francisco Holiday, Goodbye Mr. Evans, Out Of The Past, A Biddy Ditty, While You Are Gone, All God's Children, Like Old Times

Musicians : Tommy Flanagan, George Mraz, Al Foster

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Lonely City, Freddie Redd, 1987, Uptown UP 27.30

Tracks : After The Show, Bleeker St. Blues, Emily Reno, Thespian, Lonely City, Had Tadd In Mind

Musicians : Freddie Redd, Don Sickler, Clifford Jordan, Clarence "C" Sharpe, Gerry Cappuccio, George Duvivier, Ben Riley

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The Adams Effect, Pepper Adams, 1987, Uptown UP 27.31

Tracks : Binary, Now In Our Lives, Valse Celtique, Dylan's Delight, How I Spent The Night, Claudettes Way

Musicians : Pepper Adams, Frank Foster, Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter, Billy Hart

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Left Bank Of New York, The, Jimmy Gourley, 1988, Uptown UP 27.32

Tracks : Musicians : Jimmy Gourley, Don Sickler, Ralph Moore, Marc Johnson, Victor Lewis

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An Uptown Christmas, Various Artists, 19??, Uptown UP 27.33

Tracks : God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Don Sickler), I'll Be Home For Christmas (Johnny Coles), The Christmas Song (Kenny Barron), We Three Kings (Charlie Rouse), Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Richard Wyands), Santa Baby (Maria Muldaur), Jingle Bells (Walter Davis Jr.), Winter Wonderland (Al Cohn), White Christmas (Barry Harris), Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Jack Sheldon/Barry Harris), Silent Night (Sahib Shihab), The Christmas Waltz (Tommy Flanagan)

Track list is for the CD version.

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Soul Mates, Charlie Rouse featuring Sahib Shihab, 19??, Uptown UP 27.34

Tracks : November Afternoon, Green Chimneys, Prayer Song, So Nice, Soul Mates, Bohemia After Dark, Soft Shoulder, I'm Never Happy Anymore, DiDa, Bittersweet, Bird's Nest

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Sahib Shihab, Claudio Roditi, Walter Davis Jr, Santi Debriano, Victor Lewis

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Boston, 1954, Chet Baker, 1993?, Uptown UP 27.35

Tracks : Introduction, Isn't It Romantic, The Wind, Winter Wonderland, Intermission, Maid In Mexico, My Funny Valentine, Happy Little Sunbeam, Introduction, Long Ago and Far Away, My Old Flame, Band Aid, Intermission, A Line For Lyons, My Funny Valentine, Bea's Flat, Russ Job, Time After Time, Five Brothers, Closing

Musicians : Chet Baker, Russ Freeman, Carson Smith, Bob Neel

Recorded live for FM broadcast in March & October 1954 at the Storyville Club in Boston.

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Montreal, 1953, Charlie Parker, 1983, Uptown UP 27.36

Tracks : Intro Chez Parée, Ornithology, Cool Blues, I'll Remember April, Moose The Mooche, Embraceable You, Now's The Time, Intro TV Program, Cool Blues, Bernie's Tune, Don't Blame Me, Wahoo (Perdido), Closing

Musicians : Charlie Parker, Brew Moore, Paul Bley, Steep Wade, Valdo Williams, Dick Garcia, Bob Rudd, Hal Gaylor, Neil Michaud, Billy Graham, Bobby Malloy, Ted Paskert Recorded live at Chez Parée and at CBC Studios in Montréal in February 1953.

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I Waited For You, Densil Pinnock, 1995, Uptown UP 27.37

Tracks : You're Blase, If You Could See Me, Beautiful Friendship, I Waited For You, There's No You, Can't Get Out Of This Mood, I'm A Fool To Want You, The Meaning Of The Blues, Oh! Look At Me Now, I'll Be Around, It Must Be True

Musicians : Densil Pinnock, Kevin Dean, Don Sickler, Brad Shigeta, Jimmy Heath, Steve Kaldestad, Kelly Jefferson, Richard Wyands, Neil Swainson, Dave Laing

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Boston 1950, Serge Chaloff, 1995, Uptown UP 27.38

Tracks : The Goof and I, Everything Happens To Me, Pennies From Heaven, Chaloff Interview, Four Brothers, Gabardine and Serge Closing, Pennies From Heaven, Gabardine and Serge, Billie's Bounce, Body and Soul, Blue Serge, Red Cross, Gabardine and Serge, Pennies From Heaven, These Foolish Things, Keen and Peachy

Musicians probably include: Serge Chaloff, Milt Gold, Sonny Truitt, Nat Pierce, Al Vega, Jack Lawlor, George Jones, Sonny Taclof, Jpe McDonald

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Night Watch, Don Sickler, 1995, Uptown UP 27.39

Tracks : Hill's Edge, Ronnie's a Dynamite Lady, Night Watch, Scenes in the City, On the Real Side, Something for Kenny, Barfly, One Down, Uranus

Musicians : Don Sickler, Carl Fontana, Ralph Moore, Bobby Porcelli, Gary Smulyan, Richard Wyands, Peter Washington, Kenny Washington

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Oakland, 1955, Sonny Clark, 1995, Uptown UP 27.40

Tracks : What's New, Willow Weep For Me, There Will Never Be Another You, D & E, All The Things You Are, But Not For Me, Bag's Groove, You Go To My Head, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Night In Tunisia, Ow, Theme

Musicians : Sonny Clark, Jerry Good, Al Randall

Recorded at the Mocambo Club in Oakland in January 1955.

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New York Attitude, Kenny Barron, 1996, Uptown UP 27.41

Tracks : New York Attitude, Embraceable You (take 2), Joanne Julia, My One Sin, Bemsha Swing, Autumn In New York, Lemuria, You Don't Know What Love Is, Embraceable You (take 1)

Musicians : Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, Frederick Waits

Six tracks originally released on the LP Autumn In New York in 1986 (Uptown 27.26).

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Boston, 1952, Charlie Parker, 1996, Uptown UP 27.42

Tracks : Introduction, Ornithology, Cool Blues, Groovin' High, Don't Blame Me, Scrapple From the Apple, Cheryl, Jumpin' With Symphony Sid, Introduction, Ornithology, Out of Nowhere, Cool Blues, Scrapple From the Apple

Musicians : Tracks 2 to 8: Charlie Parker, Joe Gordon, Dick Twardzik, Charles Mingus, Roy Haynes / Tracks 10 to 13: Charlie Parker, Herbie Williams, Rollins Griffith, Jimmy Woode, Marquis Foster

Music from performances in Boston in 1952 and 1954.

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Playing For Change, Jack Sheldon, 1997, Uptown UP 27.43

Tracks : Angel Eyes, Along Came Betty, Ne Quittez Pas, You Better Go Now, The Chase, Dear Ann, Wait And See, That Old Feeling, Follow Me, Just For A Thrill, Trane's Strain, No Trump, Nancy

Musicians : Jack Sheldon, Don Sickler, Jerry Dodgion, Barry Harris, Rufus Reid, Ben Riley

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Pittsburgh, 1958, Dodo Marmarosa, 1997, Uptown UP 27.44

Tracks : Introduction By Dodo Marmarosa, Moose The Mooche, Always, Cheek To Cheek, Robbins' Nest, Topsy, Cherokee/Sweet Miss Theme, A Fine Romance, Body And Soul (Fragment), Billie's Bounce, Cheers (Fragment), This Can't Be Love, Sweet Miss Theme, Horoscope, Virgo Movement, Oblivion, Dodo's Blues, I've Never Been In Love Before, You're My Thrill, Dodo's Blues

Musicians : Dodo Marmarosa, Danny Conn, Carlo Galluzzo, Buzzy Renn, Danny Mastri, Jimmy DeJulio, Johnny Vance, Chuck Spatafore, Henry Sciullo

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Jamestown, NY, 1958, Coleman Hawkins, 199?, Uptown UP 27.45

Tracks : Perdido, Say It Isn't So, Tea For Two, Ballad Medley: My Funny Valentine / Stardust / I Can't Get Started, Sweetheart, You Are Lovely, Indiana, Over the Rainbow, How High the Moon, I'll See You In My Dreams

Musicians : Coleman Hawkins, Ted Donnelly, Norman Lester, Leon Spann, Jerry Potter

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Music Of Manhattan 1951, Lee Wiley, 199?, Uptown UP 27.46

Tracks : Street of Dreams, Oh, Look At Me Now, Elujah, Manhattan, Manhattan, Ghost of a Chance, Sugar, I've Got a Crush On You, Sugar, Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere, Oh, Look At Me Now, Deed I Do, That's For Sure, 'Swonderful, I've Got a Crush On You, Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere, Street of Dreams, Manhattan, Deed I Do, I've Got a Crush On You, I'm Comin' Virginia, Down To Steamboat Tennessee, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home

Musicians : Lee Wiley, Buck Clayton, Billy Butterfield, Muggsy Spanier, Jerry Winner, Joe Bushkin, Howie Anderson, George Wein, Morty Stuhlmaker, John Greenfield, Milt Hinton, Jo Jones, George Wettling, Barrett Deems

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For The Moment, Barry Harris, 2000, Uptown UP 27.47

Tracks : I Love Lucy Theme, My Heart Stood Still, Bean And The Boys, To Monk With Love, For The Moment, Chico The Man, Monk Medley: Reflections/Light Blue/Well You Needn't/Rhythm-A-Ning, Shaw Nuff, 7-9-3-4-0, Save Some For Later, Looking Glass, To Monk With Love, One More Blues

Musicians : Barry Harris, Rufus Reid, Leroy Williams

Recorded live at the Jazz Cultural Theatre in New York. Eight Of the tracks on this CD release were originally released on an LP with the same title in 1984 (Uptown 27.20)

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West Coast 1945-49, Charles 'Baron' Mingus, 2000, Uptown UP 27.48

Tracks : The Texas Hop, Baby, Take A Chance With Me, Lonesome Woman Blues, Swingin' An Echo, Ain't Jivin' Blues, Baby, Take A Chance With Me, Shuffle Bass Boogie, Weird Nightmare, Make Believe, Honey, Take A Chance With Me, Bedspread, This Subdues My Passion, Pipe Dream, Mingus Fingers, These Foolish Things, Story Of Love, He's Gone, Pennies From Heaven, Lyon's Roar, Say It Isn't So, Boppin' In Boston, The Story Of Love, Inspiration, Rehearsal Fragment For He's Gone

Musicians : Tracks recorded between 1945 and 1949 by various Mingus groups including Charles Mingus Sextet, Baron Mingus And His Octet, Baron Mingus And His Rhythm, Charles 'Barron' Mingus Presents His Symphonic Airs, and Charlie Mingus And His 22 Piece Bebop Band.

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In The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee 1947-1953, Allen Eager, 2000, Uptown UP 27.49

Tracks : Jumpin' With Symphony Sid, This Time The Dream's On Me, Out Of Nowhere, Zootcase, Jumpin' With Symphony Sid, Some Blues, Blues In, Serge Swings Allen's Axe, The Goof And I, Lullaby In Rhythm, Fine And Dandy, Swapping Horns, All the Things You Are, Original Horns

Musicians : Allen Eager, Johnny Carisi, Serge Chaloff, Charlie Parker, Richard Twardzik, Bud Powell, Mike Coluccio, Specs Goldberg, Jimmy Johnson, Bernie Griggs, Eddie Safranski, Morty Yoss, Gene Glennon, Freddy Gruber, Max Roach, Buddy Rich

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Social Call, Charlie Rouse & Red Rodney, 2003, Uptown UP 27.50

Tracks : Little Chico, Social Call, Half Nelson, Greenhouse, Darn That Dream, Casbah, Social Call, Darn That Dream, Half Nelson

Musicians: Charlie Rouse, Red Rodney, Albert Dailey, Cecil McBee, Kenny Washington

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Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, 2005, Uptown UP 27.51

Tracks : Introduction, Bebop, A Night In Tunisia, Groovin' High, Salt Peanuts, Hot House, Fifty Second Street Theme

Musicians : Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Haig, Curley Russell, Max Roach, Sidney Catlett

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Trombone Heaven, Vancouver, 1978, Frank Rosolino / Carl Fontana, 2007, Uptown UP 27.52

Tracks : Medley: Here's That Rainy Day / Stardust, Well, You Needn't, All Blues, Just Friends, Medley: Laura / Embraceable You, Ow

Musicians : Carl Fontana, Frank Rosolino, Elmer Gill, Torban Oxbol, George Ursan

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Showtime At The Spotlite. 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, 2007, Uptown UP 27.53 / 27.54

Tracks : Shaw 'Nuff/I Waited For You, Our Delight, Groovin' High, The Man I Love, Ray's Idea, Cool Breeze, Oo Bop Sh'Bam, 'Round Midnight, Second Balcony Jump, Day By Day, Convulsions, Woody 'n You, Lazy Mood, One Bass Hit, Things To Come, I Waited For You, Shaw 'Nuff/I Waited For you, Our Delight, Second Balcony Jump, Things To Come, The Man I Love, Don't Blame Me, Grosvenor Square, One Bass Hit, Things To Come, I Waited For You

Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie, Talib Dawud, Johnny Lynch, Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, Alton Moore, Leon Comegys, Gordon Thomas, Howard Johnson, John Brown, Ray Abrama, James Moody, Sol Moore, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Kenny Clarke

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Washington D.C. 1948, Charlie Parker, 2008, Uptown UP 27.55

Tracks : Tiny's Blues, Bernie's Tune, These Foolish Things, Scrapple From the Apple, Ornithology, Buddy Rich, "We Have Requests", Koko, C Jam Blues

Musicians : Charlie Parker, Wild Bill Davidson, Charlie Walp, Benny Morton, Earl Swope, Ben Lary, Tony Parenti, Sam Krupit, Mert Oliver, Art Phipps, Joe Theimer, Buddy Rich

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Fireball, Dupree Bolton, 2008, Uptown UPCD 27.56

Tracks : Theme, Summertime, Katanga, Laura, Blues for Amy, Theme 2, Joe and I, Midnite Lament, Willie Monroe Narrator / Dupree Bolton Spoken Intro, Monk's Tunnel, John's Tune, Shackle Blues, Chano

Musicians : Tracks 1-6: Dupree Bolton, Curtis Amy, Dolo Coker, Ray Crawford, Victor Gaskin, Ronnie Selico, Frank Evans / Tracks 7 & 8: Dupree Bolton, Earl Anderza, Hadley Caliman, Roosevelt Wardell, Clarence Jones, Chuck Carter / Tracks 9-13: Dupree Bolton plus inmates at Joseph Harp Correctional Center

A collection of unreleased music from 1962, 1963 and 1980. Dolo Coker plays on the first 6 tracks which are from a radio show, Frankly Jazz, from 1962.

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New York City 1964-65, Lucky Thompson, 2009, Uptown UPCD 27.57 / 27.58

Tracks : Theme, The World Awakes, Minuet in Blues, 'Twas Yesterday, Firebug, Theme 2, Introduction, The World Awakes, What's New, Alan Grant Speaks, Lady Bird, Alan Grant Interviews members, Strike Up the Band

Musicians : Lucky Thompson, Dave Burns, Benny Powell, Danny Turner, Cecil Payne, Hank Jones, Paul Neves, Richard Davis, George Tucker, Al Dreares, Oliver Jackson

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Look, Stop And Listen, Philly Joe Jones Dameronia, 2009, Uptown UP 27.59

Tracks : Look Stop And Listen, If You Could See Me Now, Choose Now, Focus, Killer Joe, Dial B For Beauty, Our Delight, Theme Of No Repeat, If You Could See Me Now, Look Stop And Listen

Musicians : Philly Joe Jones, Don Sickler, Virgil Jones, Benny Powell, Frank Wess, Johnny Griffin, Charles Davis, Cecil Payne, Walter Davis, Jr., Larry Ridley

An expanded version of an album originally released in 1983 (Uptown 27.15)

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The Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963, Kenny Dorham, 2009, Uptown UPCD 27.60

Tracks : Dorian, Alan Grant Speaks With The Band, I Can't Get Started, Summertime, Alan Grant Speaks, My Injun From Brazil (Una Mas), Autumn Leaves, Alan Grant Speaks, Dynamo (Straight Ahead)

Musicians : Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Ronnie Matthews, Steve Davis, J.C. Moses

Live recording for radio in January 1963.

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The Fifties, Carl Fontana, 2010, Uptown UPCD 27.61

Tracks : Intro / Blues, Lester Leaps In, Where’s Charlie Ventura, Ballad Medley: If You Could See Me Now/Come Back to Sorrento, Intermission Riff, Daniel’s Blues, Scrapple From The Apple, Buhaina, Ballad Medley: These Foolish Things/You Go To My Head/Darn That Dream, I Cover The Waterfront, Polka Dots And Moonbeams, Soon, Polka Dots And Moonbeams, Carl

Musicians : Live tracks recorded between 1956 and 1960 featuring Carl Fontana with: the Vido Musso Quintet, A Unit From The Stan Kenton Band, the Jimmy Cook Big Band, and the Stan Kenton Orchestra.

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The Fifties, Carl Fontana, 2011, Uptown UPCD 27.62

Tracks : Intro & Theme, Kiss Her Goodbye, On the Wagon, Juke Jumps, Shutters, Nightmare, Playground, The Baby's Missing, At the Beach, Another Chance, Grown Up, Special Friends, Emily, Confession, End Title, The Moon was Yellow, Theme, Ochun, Estoy Cansado, Dimples, Laura, Theme, Dimples, Band Aide, Laura

Musicians : Studio and live recordings from 1958 and 1959.

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Electric, Charlie Christian, 2011, Uptown UPCD 27.63

Tracks : Tea for Two, Stardust, I Got Rhythm (Take 1), I Got Rhythm (Take 2), Flying Home, Memories of You, AC DC Current, Flying Home, Shivers, Seven Come Eleven (Roast Turkey Stomp), AC DC Current, AC DC Current, Dinah, Gone With What Wind, Sheik of Araby, Sheik of Araby, Six Appeal

Musicians : Tracks 1-4: Charlie Christian, Jerry Jerome, Frankie Hines, Oscar Pettiford / Tracks 5-12: Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Fletcher Henderson, Charlie Christian,Art Bernstein, Nick Fatool / Tracks 13-17: Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Guarnieri, Charlie Christian,Art Bernstein, Nick Fatool.

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Doin' The Gigi, Gigi Gryce, 2011, Uptown UPCD 27.64

Tracks : Blues in Bloom, A Premonition of You, A Night in Tunisia, Down Home, Blues in Bloom, Dancing the Gigi, Sonor, Down Home, Take the "A" Train, Stompin' at the Savoy, I'll Walk Alone, Caravan, All the Things You Are, Leila's Blues, There Will Never Be Another You, Man of Moods, The Blues Walk

Musicians : Gigi Gryce, Richard Williams, Cecil Payne, Eddie Costa, Duke Jordan, Richard Wyands (first 12 tracks), Julian Euell, Wendell Marshall, Mickey Roker, Art Taylor

Previously unreleased live and studio tracks from 1957, 1960 and 1961.

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Night Ballads Montreal 1977, Dexter Gordon, 2012, Uptown UPCD 27.65

Tracks : Spoken Intro, Lover Man, You've Changed, Old Folks, Polka Dots and Moonbeams, LTD

Musicians : Dexter Gordon, George Cables, Rufus Reid, Eddie Gladden

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Newark 1953, Hank Mobley, 2012, Uptown UPCD 27.66 / 27.67

Tracks : Ow, There's a Small Hotel, Ballad Medley: Darn That Dream / Where or When / In Love in Vain / Stardust, All the Things You Are, Jumpin' with Symphony Sid, Announcement, Lullaby of Birdland, Embraceable You, Keen and Peachy, Pennies from Heaven, Blue Is Green, 'S Wonderful

Musicians : Hank Mobley, Bennie Green, Walter Davis Jr, Jimmy Schenck, Charli Persip

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The Holy Barbarian, St. Louis 1959, Grant Green, 2012, Uptown UPCD 27.68

Previously unreleased live recordings from 1959 and 1960.

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Two At The Top, Frank Wess / Johnny Coles, 2012, Uptown UPCD 27.69/27.70

Tracks : CD 1: Whistle Stop, Morning Star, Celia, Nica's Tempo, Minority, Ill Wind, Stablemates, An Oscar For Oscar, A Blue Time, An Oscar For Oscar (Alt take), Stablemates (Alt take), Minority (Alt take), Whistle Stop (Alt take), Morning Star (Alt take) / CD 2: One For Amos, If You Can't Call, Don't Come, Morning Star, Minority, Blues For David

Musicians : CD 1: Frank Wess, Johnny Coles, Kenny Barron, Reggie Johnson, Kenny Washington / CD 2: Frank Wess, Johnny Coles, Smith Dobson, Larry Grenadier, Donald "Duck" Bailey

Tracks 1 to 8 were originally released on an LP in 1983. Tracks 9 to 14 are previously unreleased tracks from the same recording session. The tracks on CD 2 are live recordings from 1988.

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Boston 1950, Lester Young, 2013, Uptown UPCD 27.71

Tracks : Jumpin' with Symphony Sid, Too Marvelous for Words, She's Funny That Way, You Can Depend on Me, How High the Moon, The Talk of the Town, On a Slow Boat to China, Indiana, Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (Fragment 1), Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (Fragment 2), Sunday, Body and Soul, Four Flats Unfurnished, Jeepers Creepers (Incomplete), Up 'N' Adam, Blue and Sentimental (Incomplete)

Musicians : Lester Young, Jesse Drakes, Kenny Drew, Joe Schulman, Connie Kay

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Baltimore 1969, The Duke Pearson Band, 2013, Uptown UPCD 27.72

Tracks : Hi-Fly, New Girl, Eldorado, In The Still Of The Night, Tones For Joan's Bones, Straight Up And down, Ready When You Are C.B., Night Song (Theme From Golden Boy)

Musicians : Duke Pearson, Burt Collins, Joe Shepley, Donald Byrd, Jim Bossy, Julian Priester, Joe Forst, Eddie Bert, Kenny Rupp, Jerry Dodgion, Al Gibbons, Frank Foster, Lew Tabackin, Pepper Adams, Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker

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Toronto 1947, Illinois Jacquet, Leo Parker, 2013, Uptown UPCD 27.73

Tracks : Bottoms Up, Medley: All The Things You Are/She's Funny That Way/Music Hall Beat, Music Hall Beat, Body And Soul, Throw It Out Of Your Mind Baby, Oh, Lady Be Good, Medley: Memories Of You/Unidentified Tune, Robbin's Nest, Mutton Leg, Bottoms Up, Home, Sweet Home

Musicians : Illinois Jacquet, Leo Parker, Joe Newman, Russell Jacquet, Sir Charles Thompson, Al Lucas, Shadow Wilson

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West Coast 1945-1947, Howard McGhee, 2013, Uptown UPCD 27.74

Tracks : Intro/Night Mist, A Night In Tunisia, Rockin' Chair, Dark Eyes, Don't Blame Me, Howard's Blues, Killin' Jive (Nagasaki), The Man I Love, Mop Mop, Intersection, Stardust, Lifestream, Night Mist, Hoggin, Sweet Potato, Blues A La King, Ornithology, Body And Soul, The Man I Love

Musicians : Howard McGhee, Teddy Edwards, J.D.King, Sonny Criss, Vernon Biddle, Hampton Hawes, Bob Kesterson, Addison Farmer, Roy Porter

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West Coast 1945-1947, Howard McGhee, 2013, Uptown UPCD 27.75 / 27.76

Tracks : Jumpin' With Symphony Sid, Tiny's Blues, Father Knickerbopper, Tenderly Nalte, Lemon Drop, Boomsie, Bop Slappy, Tiny's Blues, Father Knickerbopper, Intro! Belvedere Bop, You Wear Love So Well, Godchild, Boomsie, 14, Sid's Swing Symphony, Oh! Them Saxophones, Blues, Sid's Swing Symphony, Tiny's Blues, All Wrong, Father Knickerbopper, Godchild, Leaving Town, A Fool And His Love, Three Men On A Bass, Don Manning Interviews Chubby Jackson, Lemon Drop, Father Knickerbopper, All Wrong, Belvedere Bop, Don Manning Interviews Chubby Jackson, Crown Pilots, Lemon Drop, Begin The Beguine, Cryin' Sands, Boomsie, Dee Dee's Dance, My Ideal

Musicians : A double CD featuring tracks by the Chubby Jackson Big Band, Gene Roland's Boppers, Paula Castle With Joe Roland Quintet and Chubby Jackson's Fifth-Dimensional Jazz Group

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Live In Chicago 1951, Sonny Til And The Orioles, 2014, Uptown UPCD 27.77

Tracks : I May Be Wrong, Would I Love You, It's Too Soon To Know, Barbara Lee, Can't Seem To Laugh Anymore, Oooh! Look-A-There, Ain't She Pretty, When You're A Long, Long Way From Home, I've Got A Gal 65 And I'm Just 23, Oooh! Look-A-There, Ain't She Pretty, You Are My First Love, When You're A Long, Long Way From Home, Ol' Man River, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve, So Long

Musicians : Sonny Til, George Nelson, Johnny Reed, Alex Sharp, Ralph 'Oopie' Williams

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Chicago April 1951, Lennie Tristano, 2014, Uptown UPCD 27.78 / 27.79

Tracks : Sound-Lee, All the Things You Are, I Can't Believe that You're in Love with Me Variations, Sax of a Kind, Background Music, I'll Remenber April, I Can't Believe that You're in Love with Me Variations, These Foolish Things, No Figs, Palo Alto, Judy, Pennies from Heaven, Tautology, All the Things You Are

Musicians : Lennie Tristano, Willie Dennis, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh. Burgher "Buddy" Jones, Dominic "Mickey" Simonetta

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Live In Albany 1979, J.R. Monterose, 2015, Uptown UPCD 27.80

Tracks : The Shadow Of Your Smile, Ruby My Dear, Just Friends, Lu-an, Green Street Scene, I Should Care, Giant Steps

Musicians : J.R. Monterose, Hod O'Brien, Teddy Kotick, Eddie Robinson

Tracks 1 to 4 were originally released by Uptown on the LP Live In Albany in 1980.

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Banned From New York City Live 1948-1957, Billie Holiday, 2015, Uptown UPCD 27.81 / 27.82

Tracks : Good Morning Heartache, Lover Man, You're Driving Me Crazy, Maybe You'll Be There, I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone, Strange, Russian Lullaby, Bop !, Sealed witn A Kiss, Medley: Embraceable You / Unidentified Bass Feature, Laura, Adios, The Man I Love, My Man, Miss Brown to You, Them There Eyes, No More I Love My Man, Lover Man, Miss Brown to You, He's Funny That Way, All of Me, My Man, Them There Eyes, I Cried For You, Don't Explain, Fine and Mellow, What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Blue Moon, All Of Me, Tenderly, Them There Eyes, Wollow Weep For Me, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, Steve Allen Interview, I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance with You, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, I Love My Man, My Man, Sign Off, Good Morning Heartache, You Better Go Now

Musicians : A double CD of tracks recorded between 1948 and 1957 with Billie Holiday supported by various small and medium sized groups.

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Last updated December 2015