Riverside (50s jazz label, now controlled by the Concord Music Group)

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Annotation

Active period: 1953-1963
Founded by: Bill Grauer & Orrin Keepnews (NYC)
Catalog Sold to: Fantasy (1972) reissued under Original Jazz Classics (LP/CD) and Milestone (LP)
Top parent company: Concord Music Group
While the company Riverside Records bankrupted in 63, the label name (and the LC) were used from time to time to reissue complete recordings boxsets and anthologies.
Still, please do not add Fantasy Original Jazz Classics reissues here. Though they may mention the origin of the release as Riverside, they are not Riverside reissues per-se.

The historical catalog is organised as following:
* 100, 200, 300, 400 series (monaural)
* 1100 series (stereo)
* 800 series
* 3500 series
* 7500 series
* 600 series
* 5000, 5500, 5700, 7000, Box Set series
* 1400 series
* Sampler Album series
* abc Riverside 3000 series
* 1000, 2500, 8000 series

You may find prepended "RLP" (for Riverside LP) added to catalog numbers.

The following are possibly either subsidiaries or special Riverside series:
* Judson 3000 series
* Battle 6100 series
* Jazzland series
* Washington Records: Offbeat 3000, 4000, 4900, 5700 series
* Washington Records: R, 400, 700 series

All of these are 12"LP, but the 1000, 2500 and 8000 series which are 10"LP.

Annotation last modified on 2007-04-08 17:32 UTC.

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Rediscovered: Jelly Roll Morton Solos Jelly Roll Morton 10" Vinyl 6 RLP 1018
Cole Porter in a Modern Mood Randy Weston 10" Vinyl 8 RLP 2508
Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington Thelonious Monk 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 12-201 [none]
Banjo Songs of the Southern Mountains Various Artists 2×Vinyl 8 + 9 RLP 12-610 [none]
The Unique Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 12-209 [none]
New Jazz Conceptions Bill Evans 12" Vinyl 11 RLP 12-223
English Drinking Songs A. L. Lloyd 12" Vinyl 14 RLP 12-618
American Drinking Songs Oscar Brand Vinyl 17 RLP 12-630
Guitar Moods Mundell Lowe (unknown) 12
Kenny Drew Trio Kenny Drew Trio With Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 12-224
Mulligan Meets Monk Thelonious Monk & Gerry Mulligan 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 1106
The Hawk Flies High Coleman Hawkins Vinyl 6 RLP 12-223
Trio and Solo Randy Weston With Art Blakey 12" Vinyl 10 RLP 12-227
This Is New Kenny Drew 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 12-236
Jazz Contrasts Kenny Dorham Quintet with Sonny Rollins 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 12-239
Great Ideas of Western Mann Herbie Mann's Californians Vinyl 6 RLP 12-245
That's Him Abbey Lincoln 12" Vinyl 9 RLP 12-251
2 Horns / 2 Rhythm Kenny Dorham Quartet feat. Ernie Henry 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 12-255
The Modern Touch Benny Golson Sextet 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 12-256
Have You Met Inez Jones Inez Jones 12" Vinyl 12 RLP 12-819
Brilliant Corners Thelonious Monk Vinyl 5
The Art of the Five String Banjo Billy Faier Other 16
Chet Baker in New York Chet Baker 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 12-281 [none]
Everybody Digs Bill Evans Bill Evans 12" Vinyl 10 RLP1129 SMJ-6090 [none]
10 to 4 at the 5 Spot Pepper Adams Vinyl 5 RLP 1104
Things Are Getting Better Cannonball Adderley feat. Milt Jackson 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 1128 [none]
Freedom Suite Sonny Rollins 12" Vinyl 5 RLP 12-258
Thelonious in Action Thelonious Monk 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 12-262
Johnny Griffin Sextet Johnny Griffin Sextet 12" Vinyl 5 RLP 12-264
10 to 4 at the 5 Spot Pepper Adams Vinyl 5 RLP 12-265
Portrait of Cannonball Julian Adderley Quintet 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 12-269 [none]
Big 6 Blue Mitchell 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 12-273
Way Out! Johnny Griffin Quartet 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 12-274
It Could Happen to You: Chet Baker Sings Chet Baker 12" Vinyl 10 RLP-12-278
Misterioso Thelonious Monk Quartet Vinyl 6 RLP 12-279
Deeds, Not Words Max Roach Vinyl 7 RLP 12-280
Blues for Dracula Philly Joe Jones 12" Vinyl 5 RLP 12-282
Branching Out Nat Adderley with Johnny Griffin & The Three Sounds 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 12-285
Things Are Getting Better (mono) Cannonball Adderley feat. Milt Jackson 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 12-286 [none]
Jazz Sahara Ahmed Abdul-Malik 12" Vinyl 4 RLP 12-287
Songs of the Irish Republican Army Dominic Behan 12" Vinyl 16 RLP 12-820 [none]
Man Bites Harmonica Jean Thielemans CD 8 3218030999547
Travelin' Man Billy Faier Digital Media 14
Thelonious Himself Thelonious Monk Vinyl 8 RLP 12-235
New Blue Horns Various Artists 12" Vinyl 6 1134, RLP 1134
The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (mono) John Lee Hooker 12" Vinyl 13 12-838 [none]
Alabama Concerto John Benson Brooks feat. Cannonball Adderley & Art Farmer 12" Vinyl 10 RLP 1123 [none]
Out of the Blue Blue Mitchell 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 1131
Chet Chet Baker 12" Vinyl 9 RLP 1135
Pieces of Eighty-Eight Evans Bradshaw 12" Vinyl 9 RLP 1136 [none]
Blue Spring Kenny Dorham Septet & Cannonball Adderley 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 1139 [none]
Drums Around the World: Philly Joe Jones Big Band Sounds Philly Joe Jones 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 1147 [none]
Cannonball Takes Charge Cannonball Adderley Quartet 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 1148 [none]
The Sound of Sonny Sonny Rollins Vinyl 9 RLP 12-241
Everybody Digs Bill Evans Bill Evans 12" Vinyl 10 RLP 12-291
Everybody Digs Bill Evans Bill Evans Trio Vinyl 10 RLP 12-291
At Town Hall The Thelonious Monk Orchestra 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 12-300
Much Brass Nat Adderley Vinyl 8 RLP 12-301
The Little Giant Johnny Griffin Sextet 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 12-304
5 by Monk by 5 Thelonious Monk Quintet 12" Vinyl 5 RLP 12-305
Abbey Is Blue Abbey Lincoln CD 10 RLP 12-308
Blue Soul Blue Mitchell 12" Vinyl 9 RLP 12-309
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco The Cannonball Adderley Quintet featuring Nat Adderley 12" Vinyl 5 RLP 12-311
Thelonious Alone in San Francisco Thelonious Monk 12" Vinyl 10 RLP 12-312 [none]
Mr. Guitar Charlie Byrd 12" Vinyl 12 RS 9450
A Dynamic New Sound: Guitar/Organ/Drums Wes Montgomery Trio CD 11
Blues Holiday Paul Serrano Quintet 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 12-359
Keep Swingin' Julian Priester Vinyl 8 1163
That's My Story: John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues John Lee Hooker 12" Vinyl 12 12-321
Deeds, Not Words Max Roach Vinyl 7 673 004
The Thumper Jimmy Heath Sextet 12" Vinyl 9 RLP 1160
The Thumper Jimmy Heath Sextet 12" Vinyl 9 RLP 1160
Them Dirty Blues The Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat. Nat Adderley 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 1170 [none]
Portrait in Jazz Bill Evans Trio 12" Vinyl 9 RLP 12-315
Portrait in Jazz Bill Evans Trio 12" Vinyl 9 RLP 12-315
This Here Is Bobby Timmons Bobby Timmons 12" Vinyl 9 RLP 12-317
Work Song Nat Adderley Vinyl 9 RLP 12-318 [none]
The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 12-320
At the Blackhawk Thelonious Monk 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 12-323
The Grand Prix of Gibraltar! Peter Ustinov 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 12-833 [none]
Barry Harris at The Jazz Workshop Barry Harris 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 326 [none]
The Big Soul-Band Johnny Griffin Orchestra 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 331
Really Big! The Jimmy Heath Orchestra 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 333
Blue's Moods Blue Mitchell 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 336
The Centaur and the Phoenix Yusef Lateef 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 337
Stratusphunk George Russell Sextet 12" Vinyl 6 RLP-341
At the Lighthouse The Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat. Nat Adderley 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 344, RLP 9344 [none]
The Revelation Roosevelt Wardell Trio 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 350
That's Right! Nat Adderley and the Big Sax Section Nat Adderley 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 9330 [none]
Spellbound Clifford Jordan Quartet 12" Vinyl 7 RLP 9340
Cannonball Adderley and the Poll-Winners Cannonball Adderley feat. Ray Brown & Wes Montgomery 12" Vinyl 6 RLP 9355 [none]
Lullaby of the Leaves Teri Thornton 12" Vinyl 12 RM3252
Soul Time Bobby Timmons 12" Vinyl 7 RS 9334 [none]
Waltz for Debby Bill Evans Trio 12" Vinyl 6 RLP-9399 [none]
So Much Guitar! Wes Montgomery Vinyl 8 RLP 382
A Monday Date (CD release, same tracks as the LP, RLP-9398) Earl Hines CD 12 OJCCD-1740-2 025218174022
Explorations Bill Evans Trio Vinyl 8 RLP-351
It's Time for Dave Pike Dave Pike 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 360 [none]
Groove Yard The Montgomery Brothers 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 362
Hey Baby! Chuck and Gap Mangione: The Jazz Brothers 12" Vinyl 8 RLP 371