BETHLEHEM RECORDS

Bethlehem Records

Verse Music Group & Naxos of America are happy to announce the reissue of iconic 1950’s Jazz catalog, Bethlehem Records.

Formed by Gus Wildi in the 1950s, Bethlehem Records includes an impressive roster of artists such as Nina Simone, Carmen McRae, Chris Connor, Mel Torme, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, and Duke Ellington.  Bethlehem Records’ legacy is a lengthy discography that freshly and ambitiously captures and preserves an era of truly amazing music, including West Coast Cool Jazz and East Coast Bop.


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Releases that will be part of the 12-month relaunch in LP, CD and Digital format include: 


August 27, 2013 

  • BCP 1003: Oscar Pettiford – “Modern Quintet” (CD & 10”) 
  • BCP 1002: Chris Connor – “Sings Lullabys For Lovers” (CD & 10”)
  • BCP 36: Dexter Gordon – “Daddy Plays The Horn” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 65: Charles Mingus – “The Jazz Experiments” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 6028: Nina Simone – “Little Girl Blue” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 6048: Booker Ervin – “The Book Cooks” (CD & 12”)

October 29, 2013

  • BCP 6051: Zoot Sims – “Down Home” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 6056: Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams – “Motor City Scene” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 1030: Bobby Troup – “The Songs of Bobby Troup” (CD & 10”)

January 29, 2014

  • BCP 1027: Helen Carr – “Down In The Depths Of The 90th Floor” (CD & 10”)
  • BCP 43: Johnny Hartman – “Songs From The Heart” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 6040: Mel Torme & Frances Faye – George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 6041: Nina Simone – “Nina Simone and Her Friends” (CD & 12”)

March 26, 2014

  • BCP 6045: Mal Waldron – “Left Alone” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 6055: Howard McGhee – “Dusty Blue” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 6061: Booker Little – “Booker Little and Friend” (CD & 12”)

May 28, 2014

  • BCP 71: Stan Levey – “Grand Stan” (CD & 10”)
  • BCP 6064: Roland Kirk – “Third Dimension” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 6031: Mel Torme – “Songs For Any Taste” (CD & 12”)

July 29, 2014

  • BCP 1004: Bobby Scott – “Great Scott” (CD & 10”)
  • BCP 6069: Eddie Davis – “The Best of Eddie Lockjaw Davis” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 6024: John Coltrane – “In The Winners Circle” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 6027: Art Blakey – “Art Blakey Big Band” (CD & 12”)
  • BCP 1010: Vinnie Burke – “East Coast Jazz 2” (CD & 10”)
  • BCP 1036: Paula Castle – “Lost Love” (CD & 10”)