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Contemporary

Contemporary
Country
United States
Active
from 1951
Comments
Established by Lester Koenig. In 1984, the label was sold to Fantasy. In 2004, Concord Music Group purchased Fantasy, including the Contemporary label.
Related labels
Fantasy [US]   Parent label (1984-...)
Stereo Records   Sublabel

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Releases

Album

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
C 2503 Shelly Manne & His Men Shelly Manne and His Men 1953 10" LP
C 2513 Lennie Niehaus Lennie Niehaus Vol. 1 - The Quintet 1954 10" LP
C 2514 Barney Kessel Barney Kessel, Vol. 2 1954 10" LP
C 2516 Shelly Manne Shelly Manne Vol 3 - The Three 1954 10" LP
C 2517 Lennie Niehaus Lennie Niehaus Volume 2 - The Octet 1954 10" LP
C 5002 Claire Austin Claire Austin Sings When Your Lover Has Gone 1956 12" LP
S 9005 Victor Feldman Latinsville! 1960 12" LP
S 9006 Shelly Manne & Jack Marshall Sounds Unheard Of! 1962 12" LP

C(CD) 14xxx (2)

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
14001 George Cables Cables' Vision 1980 12" LP
14004 Tete Montoliu Lunch in L.A. 1980 12" LP
14006 Joe Henderson Relaxin' at Camarillo 1981 12" LP
14008 Chico Freeman Destiny's Dance 1982 12" LP
C 14010 Peter Erskine Peter Erskine 1982 12" LP
C 14011 The Bill Perkins Quartet Journey to the East 1985 12" LP
C 14012 Bud Shank/Shorty Rogers California Concert 1985 12" LP
C 14013 Frank Morgan with The Cedar Walton Trio Easy Living 1985 12" LP
C 14014 George Cables Phantom of the City 1985 12" LP
C 14016 The Jimmy Rowles / Red Mitchell Trio The Jimmy Rowles / Red Mitchell Trio 1985 12" LP
C 14017 Bob Cooper Snooky Young Sextet Featuring Ernie Andrews In a Mellotone 1986 12" LP
C 14018 The Shelly Manne Trio The Shelly Manne Trio in Zurich 1986 12" LP
C 14019 00 2521 81419 1 8  The Bud Shank Quartet That Old Feeling 1986 12" LP
C 14021 Frank Morgan Lament 1986 12" LP
C 14022 Terry Gibbs The Latin Connection 1986 12" LP
C 14023 Chris Connor Classic 1986 12" LP
C 14024 Billy Higgins Bridgework 1986 12" LP
C 14025 The Joshua Breakstone Quintet, Featuring Pepper Adams & Kenny Barron Echoes 1987 12" LP
CCD 14026 2 Frank Morgan Quintet Bebop Lives! 1987 CD
CCD 14029 2 Art Farmer Something to Live For - The Music of Billy Strayhorn 1987 CD
C 14030 George Cables By George - George Cables Plays the Music of George Gershwin 1987 12" LP
CCD 14031 2 00 2521 81431 2 7  Bud Shank / Bill Perkins Quintet Serious Swingers 1987 CD
C 14033 Barney Kessel with The Monty Alexander Trio Spontaneous Combustion 1987 12" LP
CCD 14035 2 Frank Morgan, George Cables Double Image 1987 CD
C 14036 Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco Chicago Fire 1987 12" LP
C 14037 George Robert-Tom Harrell Quintet Sun Dance 1988 12" LP
C 14038 Chris Connor New Again 1988 12" LP
C 14039 Frank Morgan and the McCoy Tyner Trio Major Changes 1988 12" LP
CCD 14040 2 00 2521 81440 2 5  Joshua Breakstone featuring Tommy Flanagan And Jimmy Knepper Evening Star 1988 CD
CCD 14042 2 00 9020 47029 8 5  The Art Farmer Quartet Blame It on My Youth 1988 CD
CCD 14045 2 00 2521 81445 2 0  Frank Morgan Quartet Yardbird Suite 1988 CD
CCD 14047 2 00 2521 81447 2 8  Buddy DeFranco / Terry Gibbs Quintet Holiday for Swing 1988 CD
CCD 14049 2 Carol Sloane Love You Madly May 1989 CD
CCD 14050 2 Joshua Breakstone Self-Portrait in Swing 1989 CD
CCD 14051 2 Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars Jazz Invention 1989 CD
CCD 14052 2 00 2521 81452 2 0  Frank Morgan Allstars Reflections 1989 CD
CCD 14053 2 00 2521 81453 2 9  John Campbell [1] After Hours 1989 CD
CCD 14054 2 Tom Harrell Sail Away 1989 CD
CCD 14055 2 Art Farmer Ph.D. 1989 CD
CCD 14057 Art Farmer/Frank Morgan Central Avenue Reunion 1990 CD
CCD 14058 2 Kenny Burrell Quartet Guiding Spirit 1990 CD
CCD 14060 2 Carol Sloane The Real Thing 1990 CD
CCD 14061 2 00 2521 81461 2 8  John Campbell [1] Turning Point 1990 CD
CCD 14062 2 Joshua Breakstone Trio 9 by 3 November 1991 CD
CCD 14063 2 Tom Harrell Visions 1991 CD
CCD 14064 2 Frank Morgan Bud Shank Quintet Quiet Fire 1991 CD
CCD 14066 2 Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco/Herb Ellis Sextet A Tribute to Benny Goodman - Memories of You 1992 CD
CCD 14067 2 Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco/Herb Ellis Sextet Kings of Swing 1992 CD
CCD 14068 Leroy Vinnegar Walkin' the Basses August 1993 CD
CCD 14084 2 The Lanny Morgan Quartet Pacific Standard 1997 CD
CCD 14087 2 Tom Ranier In the Still of the Night 1997 CD

M/C 3xxx

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
C 3503 Lennie Niehaus Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 3 - The Octet #2 1955 12" LP
C 3504 Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars Vol. 6 1955 12" LP
C 3507 Shelly Manne & His Men The West Coast Sound Volume 1 1955 12" LP
C 3510 Lennie Niehaus Lennie Niehaus Vol. 4: The Quintets & Strings 1955 12" LP
C 3513 Barney Kessel Barney Kessel, Vol. 3 - To Swing or Not to Swing 1955 12" LP
C 3515 Hampton Hawes This Is Hampton Hawes - Vol. 2, the Trios 1956 12" LP
C 3516 Shelly Manne & His Men Swinging Sounds 1956 12" LP
C 3518 Lennie Niehaus Lennie Niehaus Vol. 1 - The Quintets 1956 12" LP
C 3519 Shelly Manne & His Men More Swinging Sounds - Vol. 5 1956 12" LP
C 3521 Barney Kessel Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By 1957 12" LP
C 3523 Hampton Hawes Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes Vol. 3 - The Trio 1956 12" LP
C 3524 Lennie Niehaus Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 5: The Sextet 1956 12" LP
C 3525 Shelly Manne & His Friends Shelly Manne & His Friends 1956 12" LP
C 3527 Shelly Manne & His Friends Shelly Manne & His Friends' Modern Jazz Performances of Songs From My Fair Lady 1957 12" LP
C 3530 Sonny Rollins Way Out West 1957 12" LP
C 3531 Buddy Collette Nice Day with Buddy Collette 1957 12" LP
C 3532 Art Pepper Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section 1957 12" LP
C 3535 Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown The Poll Winners 1957 12" LP
C 3536 Shelly Manne Concerto for Clarinet & Combo 1957 12" LP
C 3537 André Previn & Russ Freeman Double Play! 1957 12" LP
C 3538 Red Mitchell Quartet Presenting Red Mitchell 1957 12" LP
C 3539 Curtis Counce You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce! 1957 12" LP
C 3540 The Lennie Niehaus Octet Zounds! 1958 12" LP
C 3543 André Previn & His Pals Modern Jazz Interpretations of Songs from Pal Joey 1958 12" LP
C 3545 The Hampton Hawes Quartet All Night Session! 1 1958 12" LP
C 3548 André Previn & His Pals Gigi 1958 12" LP
C 3550 Harold Land Harold in the Land of Jazz 1958 12" LP
C 3551 Ornette Coleman Something Else! The Music of Ornette Coleman November 1958 12" LP
C 3552 Benny Golson Benny Golson's New York Scene 1958 12" LP
C 3554 Art Farmer Portrait of Art Farmer 1958 12" LP
M 3571 Helen Humes Helen Humes 1960 12" LP
M 3574 Curtis Counce Group Carl's Blues 1960 12" LP
M 3585 Barney Kessel Quartet Workin' Out! 1961 12" LP
M 3588 Teddy Edwards, Howard McGhee with Phineas Newborn. Jr., Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen Together Again!!!! 1961 12" LP
M 3592 Teddy Edwards Quartet Good Gravy! 1961 12" LP
M 3598 Helen Humes Swingin' with Humes 1961 12" LP

S/C 7xxx

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
C 7544 Bob Cooper Coop! 1958 12" LP
S 7546 The Hampton Hawes Quartet All Night Session! 2 1958 12" LP
S 7549 Victor Feldman The Arrival of Victor Feldman 1958 12" LP
S 7555 Benny Carter Jazz Giant 1958 12" LP
S 7556 Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown The Poll Winners Ride Again! 1958 12" LP
S 7560 Shelly Manne Shelly Manne and His Men Play Peter Gunn 1959 12" LP
S 7561 The Benny Carter Quartet! Swingin' in the '20s 1959 12" LP
S 7564 Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins & The Contemporary Leaders June 1959 12" LP
S 7565 Barney Kessel with Art Pepper, Joe Gordon, Jimmy Rowles, Jack Marshall, Monty Budwig and Shelly Manne Some Like It Hot 1959 12" LP
S 7566 Shelly Manne & His Men Son of Gunn!! 1959 12" LP
S 7567 André Previn André Previn Plays Songs by Jerome Kern 1959 12" LP
S 7568 Art Pepper + Eleven Modern Jazz Classics 1959 12" LP
S 7569 Ornette Coleman Tomorrow is the Question! - The New Music of Ornette Coleman 1959 12" LP
S 7570 André Previn André Previn Plays Songs by Vernon Duke 1959 12" LP
S 7572 André Previn & His Pals West Side Story 1960 12" LP
S 7573 Art Pepper Gettin' Together! 1960 12" LP
S 7576 Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown Poll Winners Three! 1960 12" LP
S 7577 Shelly Manne & His Men Shelly Manne & His Men Live at the Black Hawk 1 1960 12" LP
S 7578 Shelly Manne & His Men Shelly Manne & His Men at the Black Hawk, Vol. 2 1960 12" LP
S 7581 Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown The Poll Winners Exploring the Scene! 1960 12" LP
C 7582 Helen Humes Songs I Like to Sing! 1961 12" LP
S 7583 The Teddy Edwards Quartet Teddy's Ready! December 1960 12" LP
S 7586 André Previn André Previn Plays Harold Arlen 1961 12" LP
S 7589 Hampton Hawes & Harold Land, Scott La Faro, Frank Butler For Real! 1961 12" LP
S 7590 Ruth Price with Shelly Manne & His Men Ruth Price with Shelly Manne & His Men at the Manne Hole 1961 12" LP
S 7595 Gerry Wiggins Relax and Enjoy It! 1961 12" LP
S 7596 Howard McGhee Maggie's Back in Town!! 1961 12" LP
S 7600 Phineas Newborn Jr. A World of Piano! 1961 12" LP
S 7601 Helyne Stewart Love Moods 1961 12" LP
S 7602 Art Pepper Quintet Smack Up 1961 12" LP
S 7603 Barney Kessel Let's Cook! 1962 12" LP
S 7604 Joy Bryan Make the Man Love Me 1962 12" LP
S 7607 Art Pepper Intensity 1963 12" LP
S 7609 Shelly Manne My Son the Jazz Drummer! 1963 12" LP
S 7611 Phineas Newborn Jr. The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr. 1963 12" LP
S 7613 Barney Kessel Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party at Contemporary 1963 12" LP
S 7614 Hampton Hawes The Green Leaves of Summer April 1964 12" LP
S 7618 Barney Kessel Feeling Free 1969 12" LP
S 7621 Hampton Hawes Trio The Seance 1969 12" LP
S 7622 Phineas Newborn Jr. Please Send Me Someone to Love 1969 12" LP
S 7630 Art Pepper The Way It Was! 1972 12" LP
S 7631 Hampton Hawes I'm All Smiles 1973 12" LP
S 7633 Art Pepper Living Legend 1976 12" LP
S 7634 Phineas Newborn Jr. with Ray Brown & Elvin Jones Harlem Blues 1976 12" LP
S 7635 Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown Straight Ahead 1976 12" LP
S 7636 Art Farmer On the Road 1976 12" LP
S 7637 Hampton Hawes At the Piano 1977 12" LP
S 7638 Art Pepper The Trip 1977 12" LP
S 7641 Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Elvin Jones Something for Lester 1978 12" LP
C 7648 Phineas Newborn Jr. Back Home 1985 12" LP
C 7653 Hampton Hawes, Leroy Vinnegar, Stan Levey The Sermon 1987 12" LP
C 7655 The Curtis Counce Group Sonority 1987 12" LP