Discography

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EARLY WORKS

SWINGING THE CLASSICS

"But where others murder the classics, Hazel Scott merely commits arson. Classicists who wince at the idea of jiving Tchaikovsky feel no pain whatever as they watch her do it...Strange notes and rhythms creep in, the melody is tormented with hints of boogie-woogie, until finally, happily, Hazel Scott surrenders to her worse nature and beats the keyboard into a rack of bones."

(TIME Magazine, 1942)

C Jam Blues - Ellington - Hazel Scott
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Nocturne in B Flat Minor - Chopin - Hazel Scott
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SEMINAL RECORDING

RELAXED PIANO MOODS

on DEBUT Records 

with Charles Mingus and Max Roach

 

An NPR Basic Jazz Record Library selection 

LISTEN HERE: 

Lucky To Be Me - Hazel Scott
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'Round Midnight - T. Monk - Hazel Scott
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SEXTET OF THE RHYTHM CLUB OF LONDON (Bluebird)

Calling All Bars (Feather)              

Mighty Like the Blues (Feather)               

You Gave Me the Go-By (Feather) 

Why Didn’t William Tell (Feather)           

Hazel Scott (piano, vocals); Danny Polo (clarinet); Pete Brown (alto saxophone); Albert Harris (guitar); Pete Bargy (bass); Arthur Herbert (drums)

Recorded in New York City, December 1, 1939

 

SWINGING THE CLASSICS (Decca)

Valse in D Flat Major (Chopin, p.64, #1)

Country Gardens (Grainger)

Ritual Fire Dance (De Falla)

Prelude in C Sharp Minor (Rachmaninoff)

Two-Part Invention in A Minor (Bach)                 

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Liszt)

Hazel Scott (piano); J.C. Heard (drums)

Recorded in NYC, December 11, 1940

 

HAZEL SCOTT (Decca)

Embraceable You (Gershwin/Gershwin)              

Hazel’s Boogie-Woogie (Hazel Scott)         

Blues in B Flat (Hazel Scott)                       

Hallelujah (Youmans/Robin/Grey)              

Dark Eyes (Traditional)                               

Three Little Words (Ruby/Kalmar)             

Hazel Scott (piano); J.C. Heard (drums)

Recorded in NYC-February 27, 1942

 

HAZEL SCOTT  (V-Discs)

Body and Soul (Sour/Heyman/Green)                                 

People Will Say We’re in Love (Rodgers/Hammerstein)

Hazel Scott (piano; vocals)

Recorded in New York City-August 27, 1943

 

HAZEL SCOTT & SID CATLETT (V-Discs)

Honeysuckle Rose (Waller/Razaf)               

“C” Jam Blues (Ellington)                           

Hazel Scott (piano); Sid Catlett (drums)

Recorded New York City-August 27, 1943

Note: V-Discs were special recordings made specifically for servicemen abroad during World War II.

 

HAZEL SCOTT with TOOTS CAMARATA’S ORCHESTRA (Decca)

Take Me in Your Arms (Markush/Parish) 

I’ve Got the World On a String (Koehler/Arlen)

On the Sunny Side of the Street (Fields/McHugh)

Butterfly Kick (Hazel Scott)                        

Ich Will Sich Spielen (King)

Hazel Scott (piano, vocals) with orchestra; Toots Camarata (arranger, conductor)

Recorded in NYC-March, 1945

 

I’m Glad There’s You (Madeira/Dorsey)   

Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin/Gershwin)

The Man I Love (Gershwin/Gershwin)                 Hazel Scott (piano, vocals) with orchestra; Toots Camarata (arranger, conductor)

Recorded in NYC-May 3, 1945

 

HAZEL SCOTT: A PIANO RECITAL (Signature)

A Rainy Night in G (Hazel Scott)

How High the Moon (Hamilton/Lewis)                

I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plans (Dietz/Schwartz)

Valse in C Sharp Minor (Opus 64. no. 2) (Chopin)                     

Nocturne in B Flat Minor (Opus 9, no. 1) (Chopin)                     

Fantaisie Impromptu (opus 66) (Chopin)

Sonata in C minor (Scarlatti)                     

Toccata (Paradisi)                

Idyll (Hazel Scott)                             

Hazel Scott (piano) solo

Recorded in New York City-1946

 

GREAT SCOTT! (Columbia)

Emaline (Parish-Perkins)                            

Nightmare Blues (Hazel Scott)                   

Mary Lou (Lyman/Waggner/J. R. Robinson)                        

Soon (G. Gershwin)              

Brown Bee Boogie (Hazel Scott)     

Love Me or Leave Me (G. Kahn/W. Donaldson)                 

Love Will Find a Way (Sissle/Blake)                       

Dancing on the Ceiling (Rodgers/Hart)    

Hazel Scott (piano); with rhythm accompaniment (personnel unknown)

Recorded in New York City-1948

 

HAZEL SCOTT (Decca)

Body and Soul (Sour/Heyman/Green)

St. Louis Blues (Handy)

La Ronde (Strauss/Ducreux)                        

The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else (Jones/Kahn)           

Tea For Two (Youmans/Colline/Merry)        **** [favorite]          

How Blue Can You Get (Hazel Scott)         

Hazel Scott (piano, vocal); Georges Hadjo (bass); Gerard “Dave” Pochonet (drums)

Recorded in Paris, France-1951

 

LATE SHOW (Capitol)

The Girl Friend (Arlen/Mercer)                  

The Way You Look Tonight (Kern/Fields)            

Thou Swell (Rodgers/Hart)                                

I Get a Kick Out of You (Porter)                

S’Wonderful (Gershwin/Gershwin)                                    

I’ll Be Around (Wilder)                                            

I’m Yours (Mellin)                                        

That Old Black Magic (Arlen/Mercer)                  

Hazel Scott (piano); Red Callender (bass); Lee Young (drums)

Recorded in Hollywood, California -1953

 

HAZEL SCOTT (Decca)

For All We Know (Coots/Lewis)                  

Tinkerbell Blows Again (Hazel Scott)                   

Soothe Me (Greene)                         

Un Gaim de Paris (HazelScott)                               

Whatever Happened to Captain Cook (Hazel Scott)

J’Aime Bien Paris (Hazel Scott)                 

Hazel Scott (piano, vocals); Benny Banks (bass); Gerard Pochonet (drums).

Recorded in Paris, France-September, 1953

 

 

RELAXED PIANO MOODS (Debut)

Like Someone In Love (Van Heusen/Burke)

Peace of Mind (Hazel Scott)

Lament (J.J. Johnson)

The Jeep is Jumpin (Ellington/Hodges)

Git Up From There (Hazel Scott)

A Foggy Day (Gershwin/Gershwin)

Mountain Greenery (Rodgers/Hart)

Git Up From There (alternate)

Lament (alternate)

Selections #7-9 previously released only as part of the boxed set Charles Mingus:  The Complete

Debut Recordings

                       

Hazel Scott (piano); Charles Mingus (bass); Max Roach (drums)

Recorded in Hackensack, NJ-January 21,1955

 

‘ROUND MIDNIGHT (Decca)

‘Round Midnight (Monk/Williams/Hanighen)

Just Imagine (DeSylva/Brown/Henderson)

It’s You or No One (Styne/Cahn)

It’s Easy to Remember (Rodgers/Hart)

Lucky to Be Me (Bernstein/Comden/Green)

Maybe (Gershwin/Gershwin)

I Wish I Didn’t Love You So (Loesser)

(In The) Wee Small Hours (of the Morning) (Mann/Hillard)

Warm All Over (Loesser)

Love Is The Time (Washington/Young)

Ev’ry Time (Martin/Blane)

For You, For Me, Forevermore (Gershwin/Gershwin)

Hazel Scott (piano); rhythm accompaniment unknown

Recorded in 1956

‘ROUND MIDNIGHT (Universal International)

Digitally remastered and re-released by Universal International in Audio CD format. (Import)

November 3, 2003

 

 

AFTER HOURS-THE HAZEL SCOTT TRIO (Tioch)

Lover’s Leap (Hazel Scott)

After Hours (Parrish/Bruce/Feyne)

Nancy with the Laughing Face (van Heusen/Silvers)

Moving Day (Hazel Scott)

Guess I Gotta Move (Scott/Duvivier)

St. Louis Blues (Handy)

Hazel Scott (piano); George Duvivier (bass); Oliver Jackson (drums)

Recorded in NYC-April 14, 1980   

 

HAZEL SCOTT 1939-1945 (Melodie Jazz Classics)

Calling All Bars (Feather)

Mighty Like the Blues (Feather)

You Gave Me the Go-By (Feather)

Why Didn’t William Tell? (Feather)

Valse in “D” Flat Major, Op. 64 No. 1 (Minute) (Chopin, p.64, #1)

Country Gardens (Grainger)

Ritual Fire Dance (De Falla)

Prelude in “C” Sharp Minor (Rachmaninoff)

Two Part Invention in “A” Minor (Bach)

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in “C” Sharp Minor (Liszt)

Embraceable You (Gershwin/Gershwin)

Hazel’s Boogie-Woogie (Hazel Scott)

Blues in B Flat (Hazel Scott)

Hallelujah! (Youmans/Robin/Grey)

Dark Eyes (Traditional)

Three Little Words (Ruby/Kalmar)

Body and Soul (Sour/Heyman/Green)

People Will Say We’re In Love (Rodgers/Hammerstein)

Honeysuckle Rose (Waller/Razaf)

“C” Jam Blues (Ellington)

Hazel Scott (piano, vocals) with various instrumental accompaniment

Released: August 26, 2003

 

COMPILATIONS:

Jazz Ladies (Warner: 2004) –“The Jeep is Jumpin”  

Can’t Stop Playing That Boogie (Jasmine: 2002) – “Brown Bee Boogie”

The Debut/Period:  Original Jazz Classics Sampler (Original Jazz Classics: 2002) –

 “Peace of Mind”

Blues Roots Vol. 2 (BMG: 2000) – “Mighty Like the Blues”

Hollywood Swing and Jazz:  Hot Numbers from Classic MGM, Warner Brothers &

RKO Films (Rhino: 2000) –“Body and Soul”

You’re Sensational:  Cole Porter in the 20s, 40s & 50s (Koch: 1999) –

“Through Thick and Thin”

Fascinating Rhythm (Avid: 1998)- “Fascinating Rhythm”

Rhapsody in Blue-Original Soundtrack (Great Movie Themes: 1997) – “The Man I Love”

Forty Years of Women in Jazz (Jass:1989) – “’Round Midnight”

The Debut Records Story (Debut: 1957) – “A Foggy Day;” “Mountain Greenery”

The Women-Classic Female Jazz Artists: 1939-1952 (Bluebird: 1955) –

“Calling All Bars;” “Mighty Like the Blues”

The Feminine Touch (Decca: 1953) – “Blues in B Flat”

 

SOUND REELS:

(Recordings made from radio and television broadcasts)

 

Title: Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

Broadcast: 10/7/1940

Source: NBC

Performers: Hazel Scott; Teddy Wilson; Paul Lavalle; Irving Kolodin; Henry Levine

Shelf No.: RWA 5298 B3-4

 

Title: The Million Dollar Band

Broadcast: 10/29/1943

Source: NBC

Performers: Hazel Scott & Barry Wood

Shelf No.: RWA 5821 B1-2

 

Title: The National Urban League’s “Salute to Freedom” (honoring African American military personnel)

Broadcast: 3/18/1944

Source: NBC

Performers: Frederic March; H.V. Kaltenborn; Hazel Scott; John Kirby

Shelf No.: RWA 6294 B2-3

 

Title: ForThe Record

Broadcast: 10/23/1944

Source: NBC

Performers: Hazel Scott; Frank Sinatra; Deems Taylor; Raymond Paige (conductor)

Shelf No.: RWA 6582 B2-3

 

Title: Chesterfield Supper Club

Broadcast: 10/14/1946

Source: NBC

Performers: Perry Como with guest Hazel Scott

Shelf No.: RGA 1900 [A]

 

Title: The Eddie Cantor Show

Broadcast: 2/26/1953

Source: NBC

Performers: Hazel Scott; Frank Sinatra; Perry Como; Eddie Cantor

Shelf No.: RGA 2476

 

Title: This Is Europe (Series 7, Program 5)

Broadcast: 12/10/51

Source: Paris radio (produced by American Federation of Radio Artists and the American Federation of Musicians)

Performers: Hazel Scott; Lou Van Burg; Andre Claveau, Paul Jules Durand

 

Original Compositions:

Passion Suite [referenced in newspaper as played in Carnegie Hall 11/27/45]

A Tale of Four Cities [“boogie-woogie work]

LATER WORKS