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Bird And Diz
... While it was produced by Norman Granz, who was known for his preference of large ensembles at the time, the album contains compositions performed with the standard bebop instrumentation of saxophone ... In a 1952 four-star review of Bird and Diz, a Down Beat magazine columnist wrote of Granz's contribution to the album's sound, stating "Though there is no mention of bop in Norman Granz' notes ...
Bud Powell - Biography - Solo and Trio Recordings (1949—1958)
... of which were for Alfred Lion of Blue Note Records and for Norman Granz of Mercury, Norgran, and Clef ... Sessions for Granz (more than a dozen) were all solo or trios, with a variety of bassists and drummers including Russell, Roach, Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, Percy Heath, George Duvivier, Art Taylor, Lloyd Trotman, Osie ... Powell recorded for both Blue Note and Granz throughout the fifties, interrupted by another long stay in a mental hospital from late 1951 to early 1953, following arrest for ...
Oscar Peterson - Biography - Norman Granz
... An important step in his career was joining impresario Norman Granz's labels (especially Verve) and Granz's "Jazz at the Philharmonic" project ... Granz discovered Peterson in a peculiar manner ... Granz was so smitten by what he heard that he ordered the driver to take him to the club so that he could meet the pianist ...
Norman Granz
... Norman Granz (August 6, 1918, Los Angeles, USA – November 22, 2001, Geneva, Switzerland) was an American jazz music impresario and producer ... Granz was a fundamental figure in American jazz, especially from about 1947 to 1960 ...
Jazz At Santa Monica Civic '72
... concert was initially sold through mail order by the jazz producer and impresario, Norman Granz, as a three-LP set ... The phenomenal success of the album led to Granz founding Pablo Records, his first record label since Verve Records, which he later sold to MGM ... intended to feature only the Count Basie Orchestra and Ella Fitzgerald, but Granz invited some surprise "guests", the trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry "Sw ...