Skip navigation
Scripting is disabled or not working. requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Gene Norman Presents The Charlie Ventura Septet – In Concert 1949

LP (Item 479619) Decca/MCA, 1949 — Condition: Near Mint-
Originally: 3.99
From bop to swing – and everything in between! A classic performance by Charlie Ventura – recorded in Pasadena in 1949, with his septet that included Benny Green on trombone, Boots Mussuli on alto, and vocalese bits by Jackie & Roy! Ventura was a key link in two jazz traditions of the late 40s, and with help from Green and Mussuli, he really cuts things up on the set. Jackie & Roy sing on "East Of Suez", "Euphoria", and "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" – and other tunes include "If I Had You", "Fine & Dandy", and "How High The Moon".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(80s issue.)

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.

You might be interested

GNP, 1949. Near Mint-
A perfect example of why the Charlie Ventura group was one of the most popular live acts on the west coast scene of it's day! Producer Gene Norman really manages to capture the charm of the group in all its glory – recorded live in a lineup that features Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bennie ... LP, Vinyl record album

Charlie Ventura

Charlie Ventura Quintet
Hall Of Fame Jazz Greats, Early 50s. Very Good+
With Dave McKenna on piano, Billy Bean on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Mousie Alexander on drums. Titles include "Runnin' Wild", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Saints Go Marching In", "Paper Moon", "Stardust", "Sweet Lorraine", "I've Got ... LP, Vinyl record album
Decca, 1949. Near Mint-
From bop to swing – and everything in between! The album's a classic performance by Charlie Ventura – recorded in Pasadena in 1949, with his septet that included Benny Green on trombone, Boots Mussuli on alto, and vocalese bits by Jackie & Roy! Ventura was a key link in two jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album


MCA, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold
Sweet keyboard soul from Deodato – a set that steps off nicely from the strengths of his big hits on CTI, hitting a similarly flowing groove that's really great! The instrumentation here is a bit more expanded than before, but never in a way that buries the keyboards – and Deodato's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Art Tatum

MCA, Mid 40s. Very Good+ 2LP
... LP, Vinyl record album


Good & Bad Times
MCA, 1986. Very Good+
Titles include "Good Times", "The Way It Goes", "Sweet Dreams", "Mischevious Ways", "Three Wishes", and "Sometimes You Can Take It Or Leave It". Nancy Wilson guests on vocals on one track. LP, Vinyl record album

Lawson Haggart Jazz Band

Windy City Jazz
Decca, 1958. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Howard Ludcraft

Showcase For Modern Jazz
Decca, 1957. Very Good
You might not know the leader Howard Ludcraft, but the set's a tight bit of west coast jazz – filled with excellent work from an all-star lineup that includes Art Pepper on alto, Bob Cooper on tenor, Bud Shank on alto and flute, Buddy Collette on baritone, Claude Williamson on piano, Charlie ... LP, Vinyl record album

John Klemmer

MCA, 1975. Very Good+
With Dave Grusin on Rhodes and piano, Larry Carlton on guitar, Chuck Domenico on bass, John Guerin on drums, and Joe Porcaro and Emil Richards on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album

Benny Carter

Swingin At Maida Vale
Decca (UK), 1936. Very Good
A rare early example of the strength of an American jazz musician working overseas – as alto genius Benny carter steps out here with British players in a few different sesssions from 1936 – some relatively small combo, with nice work on guitar from Albert Harris, alto from Freddy ... LP, Vinyl record album


Four Corners
MCA, 1987. Very Good+
Features Russell Ferrante on piano and sythnesizers, Jimmy Haslip on bass, Marc Russo on sax, and William Kennedy on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
Decca, 1947. Near Mint-
One of the few albums to really get at the genius of the Lionel Hampton group at the height of their powers – their crowd-pleasing antics that were always a big draw for live audiences! This set catches Hamp and a great group at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – playing on long tracks ... LP, Vinyl record album

⇑ Top