Tampa Records Listing

compiled by Brian W. Burgess and Michael Fitzgerald
September 1997-August 19, 1999

This is not a catalog. This is a discographical tool for researchers. I have no idea how to obtain these records.

Thanks to contributors:

James A. Harrod <jaharrod@uci.edu>
Jonathan L. Kutler <jkutler@hotmail.com>
Henry Schmidt <jazzman@bellatlantic.net>
François Ziegler <ziegler@math.psu.edu>

1Wiggins, GerryLoveliness Of You, The
2John Anderson, Dave Wells, Buddy Collette, William Green, Chuck Gentry, Gene Cipriano, Gerald Wiggins, Joe Comfort, Curtis Counce, Max Albright Swingin' Gig, A
8Rowles, Jimmy Let's Get Acquainted With Jazz…For People Who Hate Jazz
10Pacheco, MikeBongo Skins
11(Various Artists) Hi-Fi Sampler Jazz Sampler
11(Various Artists)Jazz Americana
12(Various Artists) Hi-Fi-Lites [sampler]
12Rogers, ShortyAnd The Lighthouse All-Stars
13Donati, WilliamModern Interpretations
13Donati, WilliamIn A Continental Manner
14Enevoldsen, BobReflections In Jazz
15(Various Artists)Eight Great Names In Jazz
16Moore, Oscar/George Redman Trio/
17Donati, William Presents Something Different
17Donati, WilliamEuropean Touch, The
18Jenkins, George Drum Stuff
19Smith, Paul Fine, Sweet And Tasty
20Pepper, Art Quartet
21Pacheco, MikeBongo Session
22Moore, Oscar Jazz 1940 Era
22Moore, Oscar Trio w/Carl Perkins
22Moore, OscarGalivantin' Guitar
23Paich, Marty Hot Piano
23Paich, MartyJazz For Relaxation
24Johnson, Plas Bop Me Daddy [a.k.a. Rock'n Roll Instrumentals]
25Harper, Herbie Quintet
25Enevoldsen, Bob et al Five Brothers
26Gordon, Bob Moods In Jazz
26Gordon, BobJazz Impressions
27King, J.D.Swingin' Saturday Nite Dance Party
27King, J.D.Hot Sax
28Paich, Marty Quartet Featuring Art Pepper
29Jenkins, George Drum Magic
30Pacheco, MikeBongo Date
31Devroe, Billy & The Devilaires Censored
33Wiggins, Gerald Trio
34Buddy Collette, Chico Hamilton, Jim Hall, Curtis Counce, John

Anderson, Gerald Wiggins

Star Studded Cast
35Norvo, RedNorvo…Naturally!
38(Various Artists)[sampler?]

10Moore, OscarQuartet
11Harper, HerbieQuintet
14Enevoldsen, BobQuintet

TP-18 is credited to "George Jenkins & His All Stars With Plas Johnson" but features only the name and picture of Johnson on the front cover.

The Oscar Moore Trio (TP-22) was apparently issued as Skylark 19, the cover of which is reproduced on the V.S.O.P. facsimile.

TP-34 was apparently issued as Dig J101, Tanganyika, the cover of which is reproduced on the V.S.O.P. facsimile.

The facsimile of LP-11 also lists "Tampa 25" as a catalog number and a different cover exists (on the CD issue).

RS Series

1000Vidal, CarlosConga Drums
1001Pepper, ArtQuartet

Tampa Samplers

100(Various Artists) Tampa Hi-Fi Sampler Jazz Sampler
101(Various Artists) Tampa Hi-Fi Sampler Percussion

SA-100 is called on the back cover "Double Sampler" (Hi-Fi and Jazz) and is identical to TP-11.


This is a most peculiar label. Titles vary from front cover to back cover to spine to label. Sometimes leaders are named, sometimes not. The distinction between the TP and LP series is important, although the V.S.O.P. reissuers seem to ignore this on occasion.

I have held original Tampa Lp issues of bold numbers. I have held V.S.O.P. facsimile Lps of italic numbers. Other entries are supplied by contributors.

Confirmation and input needed on virtually all of these issues.

- Michael Fitzgerald

Art Pepper Tampa RS 1001 is the same as Tampa TP 20. Exactly the same cover and contents. Some dealers have claimed that 1001 is the earlier issue thought I don't believe it. I think TP 20 is the original. In general the original Tampa issues come in two editions. The first edition has red vinyl and a black label. The 2nd edition has regular black vinyl and a pink label. (Red-vinyl black-label editions sell for much higher prices).

- Jonathan Kutler

Tampa 13, 14, 17, 23, 26 appear to have alternate titles used in other printings of the same LPs.

At least for 23 I have seen both covers: Jazz For Relaxation has a naked girl, whereas the Hot Piano Feat. M. Paich version has a cartoon-like drawing instead.

- François Ziegler

The V.S.O.P. CD used the Jazz For Relaxation title and cover while the V.S.O.P. Lp used the "Hot Piano" title and cover.

- Michael Fitzgerald

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