A discography of Bob Gordon

 

1953

 

 

 

CHET BAKER SEPTET

   
 

Jack Montrose (arr)

   
 

Chet Baker (tp) Herb Geller (as,ts) Jack Montrose (ts) Bob Gordon (bs) Russ Freeman (p) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (dm)

   
 

Hollywood, Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, December 14, 1953

   
a PJ 333

Headline

Pacific Jazz PJLP-9
b PJ 334

Bockhanal

Pacific Jazz PJLP-9
c PJ 334 alt. tk

Bockhanal

Jazz West Coast JWC-500
d PJ 335

Ergo

Pacific Jazz PJLP-9
e PJ 336

A Dandy Line

Pacific Jazz PJLP-9
f PJ 336 alt. tk

A Dandy Line

Pacific Jazz unissued
       
  Issues

a,b,d – Pacific Jazz EP4-15.

c – Pacific Jazz HFS-1, King (Jap) K18P-9258, Toshiba-EMI (Jap) PJ-0500.

e – Pacific Jazz 45-618, EP4-15.

       
  CD

c – Toshiba-EMI (Jap) TOCJ-5611~15 (CD Box set).

 

all titles – Capitol CDP 7 97160 2, Blue Note 7243 5 79971 2 6.

 

 


 

 

 

CHET BAKER SEPTET

   
 

Jack Montrose (arr)

   
 

Chet Baker (tp) Herb Geller (as,ts) Jack Montrose (ts) Bob Gordon (bs) Russ Freeman (p) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (dm)

   
 

Hollywood, Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, December 22, 1953

   
a PJ 337

Pro Defunctus

Pacific Jazz PJLP-9
b PJ 338

Little Old Lady

Pacific Jazz PJLP-9
c PJ 338 alt. tk

Little Old Lady

Pacific Jazz unissued
d PJ 339

Moonlight Becomes You

Pacific Jazz PJLP-9
e PJ 339 alt. tk

Moonlight Becomes You

Pacific Jazz PJ-1206
f PJ 340

Goodbye

Pacific Jazz PJLP-9
g PJ 340 alt. tk

Goodbye

Pacific Jazz PJ-1206
       
  Issues

a,b,d – Pacific Jazz EP4-15.

e,g – World Pacific WP-1206, Toshiba-EMI (Jap) PJ-1206.

f – Pacific Jazz 45-618, EP4-15.

       
  CD

e,g – Toshiba-EMI (Jap) TOCJ-9427, Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 175.

 

all titles – Capitol CDP 7 97160 2, Blue Note 7243 5 79971 2 6.

 

 


 

 

 

HAL THOMAS AND HIS ORCHESTRA

   
 

Poss. Hal Thomas (arr)

   
 

Hal Thomas (vcl°,cond) unknown(s) (tp) unknown(s) (tb) Dick Nash (tb) unknown(s) (saxes) poss. Ted Nash (ts) poss. Bob Gordon (bs) unknown (g) unknown (b) unknown (dm) The Glee Club ° (vcl group)

   
 

Hollywood, prob. late 1953

   
a T 191

Caravan

Trend 83
b T 192

Glory, Glory °

Trend 83
       
  Note

This entry is only based on the discographies published by Walter Bruyninckx and also mentioned by Gerard Hoogeveen in his Bob Gordon Discography “Meet Mr. Gordon”. Indeed, there is a baritone sax who sounds like Bob Gordon but he does not take any solo. His presence is only a hypothesis and not a certitude and this baritone could as well be for example Ronnie Lang whose sound was similar.

There is also a tenor sax who sounds like Ted Nash, but same uncertainty. However, Dick Nash is clearly mentioned on the label of side A and takes a solo.

“The Glee Club” are probably some members of the orchestra.

       
  Issues

all titles – Trend 45-83.

 

 


 

 

 

SHORTY ROGERS AND HIS ORCHESTRA FEATURING JACK TEAGARDEN

   
 

Prob. Shorty Rogers (arr)

   
 

Personnel including : Shorty Rogers (tp) Jack Teagarden, Milt Bernhart (tb) Jimmy Giuffre, Jack Montrose (ts) Bob Gordon (bs) Frank Patchen (p) Howard Rumsey (b) Shelly Manne (dm)

   
 

Hollywood, unknown date, 1953

   
a  

Unknown title(s)

Unissued
       
  Note This music is a part of the soundtrack for the movie “The Glass Wall” directed by Maxwell Shane. The other titles of the soundtrack are scored by Leith Stevens including Shorty Rogers (tp) and Bob Keene (cl).