Jazz albums

The seven albums listed below featured top Jazz musicians of the time. Names of the featured musicians are listed opposite the album.  Most of the names are linked to a wikipedia.org page (the link to trumpeter Chris Griffin is to the  allaboutjazz.com website).

Images are from the covers of the Jackie Gleason albums by Capitol Records.


Jazz albums by Jackie Gleason...

Romantic Jazz (1955)
Featured  musician:  Bobby Hackett, coronet

Velvet Brass (1957)

Featured  musician: Toots Mondello, alto saxophone.

Riff Jazz (1958)
Featured  musicians: Hank Jones, piano;  Charlie Shavers, trumpet;  Charlie Ventura, alto,  tenor and bass sax;  Jimmy Cleveland, trombone.

Charlie Ventura on allmusic.com

Lazy Lively Love (1961)

Featured  musicians: Ruby Braff, Buck Clayton and Yank Lawson, trumpets;  Buster Bailey and  Andy Fitzgerald, clarinets;  Lawrence Brown, trombone;  Claude Hopkins, piano;  Al Caiola, guitar;  Milt Hinton, bass.

Silk and Brass (1965)
Featured  musicians: Pee Wee Erwin, trumpet;  Charlie Ventura, tenor sax.

A Taste of Brass for Lovers Only (1967)

Featured  musicians: Roy "Little Jazz" Eldridge,  trumpet;  Charlie Ventura, saxaphone;  Buddy Morrow, trombone;  Chris Griffin, Pee Wee Erwin, Jimmy Nottingham and Bernie Glow, trumpets;  Milt Hinton, bass;  Jimmy Crawford, drums; Bernie Leighton, piano.

Doublin' in Brass (1968)
Featured  musician:  Charlie Ventura, tenor sax.

Updated 9-10-2022.