Independent American a Jazz label label: Pablo Records was started in 1973 by Norman Grantz, former head of Verve Records.  He recruited several ex-Verve artists for his new label, including Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie.  Pablo was primarily an album label; it tended to go for records of jam-sessions. By the early '80s Grantz was suffering from indifferent health, as a result of which the company issued records less frequently; it was sold to Fantasy Records in 1987.  Manufacturing and distribution in Britain were by Polydor / Phonogram, which explains the injection-moulded labels.  Singles were numbered in a 2018-000 series; again, typical of the Polydor group of that era.  There were only four of them.  A fifth single on a short-lived Disco-orientated offshoot, 'Pablo Today'. Norman Granz (August 6, 1918 died November 22, 2001) was an American jazz music impresario. Granz was a fundamental figure in American jazz, especially from about 1947 to 1960. He was the founder of five record labels: Clef, Norgran, Down Home, Verve and Pablo. Granz was acknowledged as "the most successful impresario in the history of jazz." Granz is also known for his anti-racist position and for integrating audiences. He died from complications arising from cancer. Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 died June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. Milton "Bags" Jackson (January 1, 1923 died October 9, 1999) was an American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms. He is especially remembered for his cool swinging solos as a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet and his penchant for collaborating with several hard bop and post-bop players. He died of liver cancer on October 9, 1999, aged 76, and was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York. John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie October 21, 1917 died January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. Paulinho da Costa, born Paulo Roberto da Costa on May 31, 1948) is a Brazilian percussionist born in Rio de Janeiro, considered one of the most recorded musicians of modern times. He has participated in thousands of albums, with Down Beat magazine naming him "one of the most talented percussionists of our time. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

75 Fitzgerald Ella Roxie PABLO  2018 001
76 Jackson Milt Feelings PABLO  2018 002
77 Paulinho Titmo Number One PABLO  2018 003
77 Gillespie Dizzy Free Ride PABLO  2018 004
79 Da Costa Paulinho Deja Vu PABLO TODAY 2018 005

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