The Norman Granz Labels-Part 1
Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, July 19 will be “The Norman Granz Labels-Part 1.” During his career, Norman Granz founded the Clef, Norgran, Down Home, Verve and Pablo record labels. These labels recorded mainstream and traditional jazz artists including Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Jazz at the Philharmonic, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Kenny Barron, Charlie Parker, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Clark Terry and others from 1944 until today.
The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the artists heard on tonight's show.
Here is Ella Fitzgerald with Count Basie at Montreux in 1978 doing "Basella" with solos by Eric Dixon (ts) and Mitchell "Booty" Wood (tb)