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Norman Granz

1918-2001 US, Los Angeles
Producer of Jazz
A.k.a. Norman Shrdlu

Influential American jazz label founder. Born August 6, 1918, in Los Angeles, of a Ukrainian-Jewish ancestry, Granz was a fundamental figure in American jazz music, especially of the 1950s and the 1960s. In 1946 he established Clef Records and in 1953 Norgran Records which he ran alongside the smaller brand Down Home Records. In 1956 he fused his label activities into Verve Records which he sold to MGM in 1960. In 1973 he established his fifth and last label, Pablo Records. With the releases on these labels Granz has supervised the recordings of a significant number of jazz classics. He started the Jazz At The Philharmonic (JATP) concert tours which were perhaps the first marketed "jam" sessions to be distributed. The concerts were widely recorded and distributed under the Norman Granz Presents Jazz At The Philharmonic banner. Granz died 22 November 2001 in Geneva, Switzerland aged 83.

     
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Introduction by Norman Granz on Live at the Concertgebouw 1961 by Ella Fitzgerald
Introduction - Live At Teatro Sistina, Rome, Italy / 1958 on Ella In Rome - The Birthday Concert by Ella Fitzgerald
Introductions - Live At Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles/1946 on Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve by Charlie Parker
Intro - Live / 1972 on Jazz At The Santa Monica Civic '72 by Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie & The Jazz At The Philharmonic All-Stars
Swedish Introduction - Live on Live Trane - The European Tours by John Coltrane
Norman Granz Band Introduction - Live on Live Trane - The European Tours by John Coltrane
Introductions By Norman Granz And Horace Silver - Live on Paris Blues by Horace Silver
Introduction by Norman Granz - Live on Norman Granz, Jazz At The Philharmonic - Frankfurt, 1952 by Various Artists
Announcement By Norman Granz - Live At Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles/1946 on The Complete Jazz At The Philharmonic On Verve, 1944-1949 by Various Artists
Norman Granz Announcement - Live At Carnegie Hall, New York/1947 on The Complete Jazz At The Philharmonic On Verve, 1944-1949 by Various Artists

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Jazz At The Philharmonic '75Norman Granz2005Album
The Complete Norman Granz Jam SessionsNorman Granz2004Compil.
Presents Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 2Norman Granz2002Compil.
Presents ImprovisationNorman Granz1996Album
J.A.T.P. In London, 1969Norman Granz1989Compil.
Bird On Verve - Volume 4Charlie Parker, Machito Supervised By Norman Granz1984Compil.
'40s-'50sNorman Granz, Jazz At The Philharmonic1983Compil.
1950sNorman Granz, Jazz At The Philharmonic1981Album
Norman Granz Presents Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 2Norman Granz1980Compil.
Jazz At The Philharmonic In EuropeNorman Granz1975Compil.
Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 10Norman Granz1956Album
Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.12Norman Granz1953Album
Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 9Norman Granz1951Album
Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 14Norman Granz1951Album
"Jazz At The Philharmonic" vol 4Norman Granz1951Album
Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 11Norman Granz1951Album
Norman Granz'Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.2Norman Granz1950Album
Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 8Norman Granz1947Album
jazz at the philharmonicNorman Granz1946Single
Jazz At The Philharmoic 10 CD-SetJazz At The Philharmonic, Norman GranzCompil.
Jam Session No. 2Norman GranzAlbum
Presents Jazz At The Philarmonic Volume 1Norman GranzCompil.
Perdido, Parts 1 & 2Norman GranzAlbum
Presents Pablo Jazz Sampler - Vol. IINorman GranzAlbum
Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 8Norman GranzAlbum
Bell Boy BluesNorman GranzAlbum
Norman Grantz Présente Jazz At The Phiharmonic En Europe Volume 3Norman GranzAlbum
Endido / I Surrender, DearNorman GranzSingle
Norman Granz Présente Jazz At The Philharmonic In Europe Volume 4Norman GranzAlbum
Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol. 3Norman GranzAlbum
Norman Granz Presents Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 1Norman GranzSingle
Jazz At The Philharmonic 1955 Volume 1Norman GranzAlbum
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