Mode Records (50s jazz)

~ Label

Annotation

"Music Of the Day"

A short lived west-coast cool jazz label. Also known for its lavish painted LP covers (by Eva Diana).

Possibly, original LPs and/or VSOP re-issues distributed in New Zealand by Just Jazz Records.

All releases are 12" LP, and they were all issued during the (brief) period of activity of the label (but one unreleased Mode #128, Piano Playhouse).

Catalog now belongs to VSOP records which have reissued them all on vinyl and cd (except #116 & 121 Vinyl only).
There are possibly other unreleased Mode (130, 200-206), actually issued by VSOP.

Notes:
Red Clyde probably produced all releases (still unconfirmed though probable on Mode #102, #112, #116, #118, #121, #124), except Mode #127 (produced by Leonard Feather)
Engineers (all Dayton "Bones" Howe), but:
* Thorne Nogar: Mode #100, #103, #105
* Ralph Valentin: Mode #106
* Robert Arnold: Mode #118
* Earl Brown, Gene Thompson: Mode #127
Liner Notes (all Joe Quinn), but:
* except Jeff Barr (Jeffrey?): Mode #128
* except Leonard Feather: Mode #127
* Mode #123?
Cover Portraits (lavish): Eva Diana
* except William Box (Bill Box?): Mode #120, #124, #125, #127, #129
* except Zim Craus: Mode #128
* Mode #123?

Recording locations:
Radio Recorders, CA, USA (unconfirmed #100, #103, #110, #113, #122, #125), except:
* #118 & 127 Unknown Studio, NYC, USA

Recording dates:
* 100-109: 1957/06
* 110-119: 1957/07 (112: 1957/07/10, 115: 1957/07/12)
* 120-129: 1957/09 (124: 1957/09/14, 128: 1957/09/13)

TODO:
Work todo from #116 up to the end.

Annotation last modified on 2007-04-10 11:40 UTC.

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Sextet! Herbie Harper Vinyl 7 100
Quintet Stan Levey Vinyl 6 101
Quartet Richie Kamuca Vinyl 8 102
Sextet Mel Lewis Vinyl 6 103
Quartet Paul Togawa Vinyl 6 104
Trio Marty Paich Vinyl 8 105
Gal With a Horn Clora Bryant Vinyl 8 106
Quintet Frank Rosolino Vinyl 8 107
Joy Bryan Sings Joy Bryan Vinyl 12 108
Quartet Conte Candoli Vinyl 8 109
A Jazz Band Ball: First Set Marty Paich Vinyl 9 110
Bobby Swings Tenderly Bobby Troup Vinyl 9 111
Pepper Adams Quintet Pepper Adams Vinyl 5 112
Trio Joanne Grauer Vinyl 8 113
Flute Fraternity Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette Vinyl 8 114
Hi Flutin' Herbie Mann (unknown) 8 114
Lucky Lucy Ann Lucy Ann Polk Vinyl 12 115
The Wind Don Nelson Vinyl 12 116
Trio Bernie Nerow Vinyl 9 117
Quintet Eddie Costa Vinyl 7 118
Harry Babasin and the Jazz Pickers Harry Babasin Vinyl 8 119
Holiday for Lovers Johnny Holiday Vinyl 12 122
A Jazz Band Ball: Second Set Marty Paich Vinyl 10 123
Music to Fill a Void Don Fagerquist Vinyl 8 124
Music for Prancing Warne Marsh Vinyl 6 125
Delightful Doris Drew Doris Drew Vinyl 12 126
Leonard Feather Presents Bop George Wallington Vinyl 10 127
The Ex-Hermanites Bill Harris Vinyl 8 129
Herbie Harper Sextet Herbie Harper Sextet Vinyl 7 MOD LP #100
On Vibes Vic Feldman 12" Vinyl 7 MOD-LP 120 [none]
Solo Guitar Al Viola 12" Vinyl 12 MOD LP #121 [none]
Pepper Adams Quintet Pepper Adams CD 5 MOD-LP #112 722937000525
A Jazz Band Ball (Second Set) Terry Gibbs CD 10 123 722937004028