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Pacific Jazz Records

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Pacific Jazz Records
Parent companyCapitol Music Group (Universal Music Group)
Founded1952; 72 years ago (1952)
FounderRichard Bock
Roy Harte
Defunct1965; 59 years ago (1965)
Distributor(s)Blue Note Records (reissues)
Country of originU.S.
LocationLos Angeles

Pacific Jazz Records was a Los Angeles–based record company and label best known for cool jazz or West coast jazz. It was founded in 1952 by producer Richard Bock (1927–1988)[1] and drummer Roy Harte (1924–2003).[2] Harte, in 1954, also co-founded Nocturne Records with jazz bassist Harry Babasin (1921–1988).[3]

Some of the musicians who recorded for Pacific Jazz included Chet Baker, Paul Desmond, Gerry Mulligan, Joe Pass, Gerald Wilson, the Jazz Crusaders,[4] Don Ellis, Clare Fischer, Jim Hall, Groove Holmes, Les McCann, Wes Montgomery, and Art Pepper.[5]

In 1957, Pacific Jazz Records changed its name to World Pacific Records[6] to expand into a full-line label, with the Pacific Jazz label retained for jazz releases.[7][8]

In 1958 Richard Bock and World Pacific were instrumental in introducing Indian traditional music to the West via Ravi Shankar, who also recorded for World Pacific.[9][5][10]

Bock sold the label to Liberty Records in 1965, although he remained as an adviser until 1970. Liberty was merged into and discontinued by United Artists Records in 1971; UA in turn was bought by EMI in 1979. Mosaic reissued some Pacific Jazz material in the late 1980s, as did Blue Note when it gained control of the catalog in the 1990s.[5]

Releases from Pacific Jazz Records are distributed digitally on streaming platforms through Universal Music Group.

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Partial discography

Pacific Jazz Ten Inch LP series

Pacific Jazz released 20 10-inch LPs between 1953 and 1954 before the label moved to 12-inch albums in 1955[11]

Catalog No. Artist Album Notes
PJLP 1 Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan Quartet
PJLP 2 Lee Konitz and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet
PJLP 3 Chet Baker Chet Baker Quartet
PJLP 4 Harry Edison Sweets at the Haig
PJLP 5 Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan Quartet
PJLP 6 Chet Baker Chet Baker Quartet featuring Russ Freeman
PJLP 7 Laurindo Almeida Laurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank
PJLP 8 Russ Freeman Russ Freeman Trio
PJLP 9 Chet Baker Chet Baker Ensemble
PJLP 10 Lee Konitz and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet Lee Konitz and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet
PJLP 11 Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings
PJLP 12 Bob Gordon Meet Mr. Gordon
PJLP 13 Laurindo Almeida Laurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank Volume 2
PJLP 14 Bud Shank Bud Shank and Three Trombones
PJLP 15 Chet Baker Chet Baker Sextet
PJLP 16 Bob Brookmeyer Quartet featuring John Williams and Red Mitchell Bob Brookmeyer Quartet
PJLP 17 Chico Hamilton Chico Hamilton Trio
PJLP 18 Al Haig Al Haig Trio (not released)
PJLP 19 Clifford Brown The Clifford Brown Ensemble Featuring Zoot Sims
PJLP 20 Bud Shank and Bob Brookmeyer Bud Shank and Bob Brookmeyer

Pacific Jazz/World Pacific 1200 Twelve Inch LP Series

Commencing in 1955 a total of thirty-one 12 inch albums were released on the Pacific Jazz label before the name was changed to World Pacific.[11]

Catalog No. Artist Album Notes
PJ 1201 Gerry Mulligan California Concerts
PJ 1202 Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings
PJ 1203 Chet Baker Jazz at Ann Arbor
PJ 1204 Laurindo Almeida Laurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank Reissue of PJLP 7 and PJLP 13
PJ 1205 Bud Shank with Shorty Rogers / Bud Shank with Bill Perkins Bud Shank - Shorty Rogers - Bill Perkins
PJ 1206 Chet Baker The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker
PJ 1207 Gerry Mulligan The Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet Selections from PJLP 1 and PJLP 5
PJ 1208 Jack Montrose Jack Montrose Sextet
PJ 1209 Chico Hamilton Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette
PJ 1210 Gerry Mulligan Paris Concert
PJ 1211 Cy Touff His Octet and Quintet
PJ 1212 Russ Freeman and Richard Twardzik Trio
PJ 1213 Bud Shank Strings & Trombones Reissue of PJLP 14 and PJLP 20
PJ 1214 Bob Gordon Quartet / Clifford Brown Ensembles Arranged by Montrose Reissue of PJLP 12 and PJLP 19
PJ 1215 Bud Shank The Bud Shank Quartet
PJ 1216 Chico Hamilton Chico Hamilton Quintet in Hi Fi
PJ 1217 John Lewis Grand Encounter
PJ 1218 Chet Baker Chet Baker in Europe
PJ 1219 Bud Shank Jazz at Cal-Tech
PJ 1220 Chico Hamilton Chico Hamilton Trio Reissue of PJLP 17 with additional tracks
PJ 1221 Bill Perkins The Bill Perkins Octet on Stage
PJ 1222 Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings Reissue of PJLP 11 with additional tracks
PJ 1223 Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy Sings Carmichael
PJ 1224 Chet Baker Chet Baker & Crew
PJ 1225 Chico Hamilton Chico Hamilton Quintet
PJ 1226 Bud Shank and Bob Cooper Flute 'n Oboe
PJ 1227 Jim Hall Jazz Guitar
PJ 1228 Gerry Mulligan Quartet Recorded in Boston at Storyville
PJ 1229 Chet Baker Chet Baker Big Band
PJ 1230 Bud Shank Bud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson
PJ 1231 Fred Katz Zen: The Music of Fred Katz with Paul Horn and the Chico Hamilton Quartet
PJ 1232 Chet Baker Quartet: Russ Freeman/Chet Baker
Label name changes to "World Pacific" [12]
PJ 1233 Bob Brookmeyer Traditionalism Revisited
PJ 1234 Chet Baker & Art Pepper Playboys
PJ 1235 Jack Lidström Look, Dad! They're Comin' Down Our Street (in Hi-Fi)
PJ 1236 Sidney Bechet & Martial Solal Sidney Bechet Has Young Ideas
PJ 1237 Gerry Mulligan and the Sax Section The Gerry Mulligan Songbook Volume 1
PJ 1238 Chico Hamilton South Pacific in Hi-Fi
PJ 1239 Bob Brookmeyer, Jim Hall & Jimmy Raney The Street Swingers
PJ 1240 The Montgomery Brothers The Montgomery Brothers and Five Others
PJ 1241 Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Chet Baker Reunion with Chet Baker
PJ 1242 Chico Hamilton Chico Hamilton Trio Introducing Freddie Gambrell
PJ 1243 The Mastersounds Kismet
PJ 1244 Various Artists Jazz Canto: An Anthology of Poetry and Jazz Vol 1
WP 1245 Charlie Mariano & Jerry Dodgion Beauties Of 1918
WP 1246 Gil Evans New Bottle Old Wine
WP 1247 Various Artists Drums On Fire!
WP 1248 Ravi Shankar India's Master Musician
WP 1249 Chet Baker Pretty/Groovy
WP 1250 David Allyn Let's Face the Music and Dance
WP 1251 Bud Shank with the Len Mercer Strings I'll Take Romance
WP 1252 The Mastersounds Flower Drum Song
WP 1253 Annie Ross and Gerry Mulligan Annie Ross Sings a Song with Mulligan!
WP 1254 Bud & Travis / Barbara Dane / Rolf Cahn / Lynn Gold A Night at The Ash Grove subtitled Saturday Night at the Coffeehouse
WP 1255 Gerald Heard Reflections
WP 1256 Freddie Gambrell Freddie Gambrell
WP 1257 Various Artists The Sound of Big Band Jazz in Hi-Fi
WP 1258 Chico Hamilton Ellington Suite
WP 1259 Bud Shank with Laurindo Almeida Holiday in Brazil
WP 1260 The Mastersounds Ballads & Blues
WP 1261 Various Artists More Drums on Fire!
WP 1262 Freddie Gambrell & Paul Horn Mikado
WP 1263 Buddy Bregman Swingin' Standards
WP 1264 Lambert, Hendricks & Ross The Swingers!
WP 1265 Bud Shank Slippery When Wet Original soundtrack
WP 1266 Paul Horn Impressions!
WP 1267 Jimmy Witherspoon Singin' the Blues
WP 1268 Gerald Heard Indications: What Is Love?
WP 1269 The Mastersounds The Mastersounds in Concert
WP 1270 Gil Evans Great Jazz Standards
WP 1271 The Mastersounds Jazz Showcase
WP 1272 The Mastersounds The King and I
WP 1273 Lee Konitz & Gerry Mulligan Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet Selections from PJLP 2 and PJLP 10 with additional tracks
WP 1274 Shorty Petterstein The Wide Weird World of Shorty Petterstein: More Interviews of Our Time Comedy
WP 1275 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Ritual
WP 1276 Annie Ross Gypsy
WP 1277 Bud Shank and Bob Cooper Blowin' Country
WP 1278 Kimio Eto Koto Music
WP 1279 Lord Buckley The Way Out Humor of Lord Buckley
WP 1280 The Mastersounds Happy Holidays from Many Lands
WP 1281 Bud Shank Latin Contrasts
WP 1282 Sarita Heredia Sarita & Co.
WP 1283 Jon Hendricks A Good Git-Together
WP 1284 The Mastersounds The Mastersounds Play Horace Silver
WP 1285 Annie Ross A Gasser!
WP 1286 Bud Shank Flute 'n Alto Selections from PJ 1215 and PJ 1230
WP 1287 Chico Hamilton The Original Chico Hamilton Quintet
WP 1288 Joe Newman Counting Five in Sweden
WP 1289 Various Artists Swingin' Like 60! Vol 1: The Singers / The Swingers
WP 1290 Various Artists Swingin' Like 60! Vol 2: Around the World
WP 1291 Various Artists Swingin' Like 60! Vol 3: Ballads and Blues
WP 1292 Eddie Condon Tiger Rag and All That Jazz
WP 1293 Gloria Smyth Like Soul!
WP 1294 Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Blues is a Story
WP 1295 David Allen David Allen Sings the Music of Jerome Kern
WP 1296 Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Joe Williams & Sonny Terry Down South Summit Meetin'
WP 1297 Don Randi Feelin' Like Blues
WP 1298 Cannonball Adderley & the Gil Evans Orchestra New Bottle Old Wine Reissue of PJ 1246
WP 1299 Kimio Eto & Bud Shank Koto & Flute

Mark Four Series[13][14]

From 1956 to 1958 the Mark Four Series released twelve albums with the PJM prefix.

Catalog No. Artist Album Notes
PJM 401 Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca and Art Pepper Just Friends
PJM 402 The Jazz Messengers featuring Art Blakey Ritual
PJM 403 The Mastersounds Jazz Showcase: Introducing The Mastersounds
PJM 404 Chico Hamilton Quartet / Bud Shank-Bob Cooper Quintet / Stu Williamson Quartet / Russ Freeman Trio Jazz Swings Broadway
PJM 405 The Mastersounds The King and I
PJM 406 Lee Konitz and Gerry Mulligan Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet
PJM 407 Pepper Adams Critics' Choice
PJM 408 David Allen A Sure Thing: David Allen Sings Jerome Kern
PJM 409 Pat Healy Just Before Dawn
PJM 410 Cy Touff Havin' a Ball Reissue of PJ 1211
PJM 411 Bud Shank and Bob Cooper The Swing's to TV
PJM 412 Shorty Petterstein The Wide Weird World of Shorty Petterstein Comedy

Pacific Jazz 10000/20000 Series

In 1960 a new series of Pacific Jazz was launched with the PJ prefix with initial catalogue numbers increasing numerically for the first 91 releases before the 10000 numbering system was put into effect.[15][16]

Catalog No. Artist Album Notes
PJ 1 Lenny McBrowne Lenny McBrowne and the 4 Souls
PJ 2 Les McCann Ltd. Les McCann Ltd. Plays the Truth
PJ 3 Clifford Brown featuring Zoot Sims Jazz Immortal
PJ 4 Bud Shank Bud Shank Plays Tenor
PJ 5 Monk Montgomery, Wes Montgomery & Buddy Montgomery Montgomeryland
PJ 6 Teddy Edwards with Les McCann Ltd. It's About Time
PJ 7 Les McCann Ltd. Les McCann Ltd. Plays the Shout
PJ 8 Gerry Mulligan The Genius of Gerry Mulligan Recordings from sessions in the 1952–1954 period
PJ 9 Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant The Blues Message
PJ 10 The Modest Jazz Trio Good Friday Blues
PJ 11 Harry Edison The Inventive Mr. Edison Expanded version of Sweets at the Haig (PJLP 4)
PJ 12 Paul Bryant Burnin'
PJ 13 Various Artists This Is the Blues Vol. 1
PJ 14 Teddy Edwards Sunset Eyes
PJ 14 Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Ritual
PJ 16 Les McCann Ltd. Les McCann Ltd. in San Francisco
PJ 17 Wes Montgomery, Buddy Montgomery & Monk Montgomery Wes, Buddy & Monk Montgomery
PJ 18 Chet Baker, Art Pepper and Phil Urso Picture of Heath
PJ 19 Curtis Amy & Frank Butler Groovin' Blue
PJ 20 Zoot Sims Choice
PJ 21 Bud Shank New Groove
PJ 22 Red Mitchell Rejoice!: Cello Debut at the Renaissance
PJ 23 Richard "Groove" Holmes "Groove"
PJ 24 Larry Wrice Wild!: The Big Big Sound of Larry "Wild" Wrice
PJ 25 Les McCann Ltd. Pretty Lady
PJ 26 Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant Meetin' Here
PJ 27 The Jazz Crusaders Freedom Sound
PJ 28 Gil Evans and His Orchestra America's #1 Arranger Originally released as Great Jazz Standards on World Pacific in 1959
PJ 29 Carmell Jones The Remarkable Carmell Jones
PJ 30 Various Artists This Is the Blues Vol. 2
PJ 31 Les McCann Les McCann Sings
PJ 32 Gene Ammons & Richard Holmes Groovin' with Jug
PJ 33 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers / The Elmo Hope Quintet Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers / The Elmo Hope Quintet Featuring Harold Land split album
PJ 34 Gerald Wilson Orchestra You Better Believe It!
PJ 35 Bud Shank featuring Carmell Jones and Bob Cooper Barefoot Adventure Original soundtrack
PJ 36 Ron Jefferson Love Lifted Me
PJ 37 Richard Twardzik The Last Set
PJ 38 Lee Konitz and Gerry Mulligan Konitz Meets Mulligan Selections from PJLP 2 and PJLP 10 with alternate takes added on
PJ 39 Chico Hamilton Quintet Spectacular! Originally released as Chico Hamilton Quintet in 1955
PJ 40 Gil Evans Orchestra featuring Cannonball Adderley Gil Evans Orchestra Featuring Cannonball Adderley Originally released as New Bottle Old Wine in 1958
PJ 41 Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean Inta Somethin'
PJ 42 Cy Touff & Richie Kamuca Keester Parade Originally released as Cy Touff, His Octet & Quintet in 1956
PJ 43 The Jazz Crusaders Lookin' Ahead
PJ 44 John Lewis, Bill Perkins, Jim Hall, Percy Heath and Chico Hamilton 2° East, 3° West Originally released as Grand Encounter in 1957
PJ 45 Les McCann Ltd. Les McCann Ltd. in New York
PJ 46 Curtis Amy featuring Victor Feldman Way Down
PJ 47 Gerry Mulligan Quartet Reunion Originally released in 1958
PJ 48 Arnold Ross, Joe Pass, Dave Allan, Greg Dykes, Ronald Clark, Bill Crawford and Candy Latson Sounds of Synanon
PJ 49 Tricky Lofton & Carmell Jones Brass Bag
PJ 50 Gerry Mulligan California Concerts Originally released in 1955
PJ 51 Richard "Groove" Holmes & Les McCann Somethin' Special
PJ 52 Clare Fischer First Time Out
PJ 53 Carmell Jones Business Meetin'
PJ 54 Bumble Bee Slim Back in Town!
PJ 55 Don Ellis Essence
PJ 56 Les McCann Ltd. On Time
PJ 57 The Jazz Crusaders The Jazz Crusaders at the Lighthouse
PJ 58 Bud Shank & Clare Fischer Bossa Nova Jazz Samba
PJ 59 Richard Holmes After Hours
PJ 60 Art Pepper The Artistry of Pepper
PJ 61 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Moment of Truth
PJ 62 Curtis Amy Tippin' on Through
PJ 63 Les McCann Ltd. Les McCann Ltd. Plays the Shampoo
PJ 64 Bud Shank, Clare Fischer and Joe Pass Brasamba!
PJ 65 Earl Anderza Outa Sight
PJ 66 Clifford Scott Out Front
PJ 67 Clare Fischer Surging Ahead
PJ 68 The Jazz Crusaders Tough Talk
PJ 69 Les McCann Ltd. The Gospel Truth
PJ 70 Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton Katanga!
PJ 71 Sonny Stitt My Mother's Eyes
PJ 72 Charles Kynard Where It's At!
PJ 73 Joe Pass Catch Me!
PJ 74 Dick Grove Orchestra Little Bird Suite
PJ 75 Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker Timeless Sessions from the mid-1950s
PJ 76 The Jazz Crusaders Heat Wave
PJ 77 Clare Fischer Extension
PJ 78 Les McCann Soul Hits
PJ 79 Jim Hall Jim Hall Reissue of 1957 album Jazz Guitar
PJ 80 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Portraits
PJ 81 Les McCann & The Jazz Crusaders Jazz Waltz
PJ 82 Roy Haynes People
PJ 83 The Jazz Crusaders Stretchin' Out
PJ 84 Les McCann McCanna
PJ 85 Joe Pass For Django
PJ 86 Monty Alexander Alexander the Great
PJ 87 The Jazz Crusaders The Thing
PJ 88 Gerald Wilson Orchestra On Stage
PJ 89 Bud Shank & João Donato Bud Shank & His Brazilian Friends
PJ 90 João Donato Sambou Sambou
PJ 91 Les McCann & The Gerald Wilson Orchestra McCann/Wilson
PJ 10092 The Jazz Crusaders Chile Con Soul
PJ 10093 Gil Fuller & Dizzy Gillespie Gil Fuller & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie
PJ 10094 Monty Alexander Spunky
PJ 10095 Albert Mangelsdorff Now, Jazz Ramwong
PJ 10096 Clare Fischer Manteca!
PJ 10097 Les McCann Spanish Onions
PJ 10098 The Jazz Crusaders Live at the Lighthouse '66
PJ 10099 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Feelin' Kinda Blues
PJ 10100 Various Artists On Mike: A Decade of Pacific Jazz
PJ 10101 Gil Fuller & James Moody Night Flight
PJ 10102 Gerry Mulligan Paris Concert
PJ 10103 Zimbo Trio Zimbo Trio
PJ 10104 Wes Montgomery Easy Groove Selections from PJ 5 and PJ 17
PJ 10105 Richard "Groove" Holmes Tell It Like It Tis
PJ 10106 The Jazz Crusaders Talk That Talk
PJ 10107 Les McCann A Bag of Gold
PJ 10108 Chico Hamilton Jazz Milestones Series Tracks recorded between 1956–1959
PJ 10109 Richard "Groove" Holmes Jazz Milestones Series Compilation of PJ 23, PJ 32, PJ 51, PJ 59, PJ 10105
PJ 10110 Bud Shank Bud Shank & the Sax Section
PJ 10111 Gerald Wilson Orchestra The Golden Sword
PJ 10112 Don Ellis Orchestra Don Ellis Orchestra 'Live' at Monterey!
PJ 10113 Buddy Rich Swingin' New Big Band
PJ 10114 Zimbo Trio The Brazilian Sound: Restrained Excitement
PJ 10115 The Jazz Crusaders The Festival Album
PJ 10116 The Jazz Corps The Jazz Corps Under the Direction of Tommy Peltier featuring Roland Kirk
PJ 10117 Buddy Rich Big Swing Face
PJ 10118 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Live and Swinging
PJ 10119 Booker Ervin Structurally Sound
PJ 10120 Les McCann From the Top of the Barrel
PJ 10121 Victor Feldman Victor Feldman Plays Everything in Sight
PJ 10122 Roger Kellaway Spirit Feel
PJ 10123 Don Ellis Orchestra Live in 3⅔/4 Time
PJ 10124 The Jazz Crusaders Uh Huh
PJ 10125 Johnny Lytle Done It Again
PJ 10126 Buddy Rich The New One!
PJ 10127 Booker Ervin Booker 'n' Brass
PJ 10128 Victor Feldman The Venezuela Joropo
PJ 10129 Johnny Lytle Swingin' at the Gate
PJ 10130 The Mastersounds Kismet Reissue of PJ 1243
PJ 10131 The Jazz Crusaders Lighthouse '68
PJ 10132 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Everywhere
PJ 10133 Buddy Rich Mercy, Mercy
PJ 10134 Jean-Luc Ponty More than Meets the Ear
PJ 10135 Gerald Wilson Orchestra California Soul
PJ 20136 The Jazz Crusaders Powerhouse
PJ 20137 Wes Montgomery A Portrait of Wes Montgomery
PJ 20138 Chet Baker Plays and Sings
PJ 20139 Clifford Brown Jazz Immortal Reissue of PJ 3
PJ 20140 Gerry Mulligan The Genius of Gerry Mulligan Reissue of PJ 8
PJ 20142 Lee Konitz & Gerry Mulligan Konitz Meets Mulligan Reissue of PJ 38
PJ 20143 Chico Hamilton Spectacular! Reissue of PJ 1209
PJ 20144 John Lewis 2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West Reissue of PJ 1217
PJ 20145 Gerry Mulligan California Concerts Reissue of PJ 1201
PJ 20146 Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker Timeless Reissue of PJ 75
PJ 20147 Richard "Groove" Holmes Welcome Home
PJ 20149 Various Artists This Is the Blues Vol. 1
PJ 20150 Various Artists This Is the Blues Vol. 2
PJ 20152 Wilton Felder Bullitt
PJ 20153 Richard "Groove" Holmes Workin' on a Groovy Thing
PJ 20154 Bobby Bryant Earth Dance
PJ 20155 Ernie Watts Planet Love
PJ 20156 Jean-Luc Ponty Electric Connection
PJ 20157 Bud Shank Windmills of Your Mind
PJ 20158 Buddy Rich Big Band Buddy & Soul
PJ 20159 Bobby Bryant The Jazz Excursion Into Hair
PJ 20160 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Eternal Equinox
PJ 20161 Wilbert Longmire Revolution
PJ 20162 Freddy Robinson The Coming Atlantis
PJ 20163 Richard "Groove" Holmes X-77: Recorded Live at the Lighthouse
PJ 20165 The Jazz Crusaders Lighthouse '69
PJ 20166 Les McCann with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra More or Les McCann Selections from Pretty Lady, Les McCann Sings, Les McCann Ltd. Plays the Shampoo, Spanish Onions and McCanna with additional orchestral overdubs
PJ 20167 Klaus Doldinger Quartet Blues Happening
PJ 20168 Jean-Luc Ponty with the George Duke Trio The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience
PJ 20169 Buddy Rich The Best of Buddy Rich
PJ 20170 Bud Shank with The Bob Alcivar Singers Let It Be
PJ 20171 Richard "Groove" Holmes and Ernie Watts Come Together
PJ 20172 Jean-Luc Ponty King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa
PJ 20173 Les McCann Ltd. New from the Big City
PJ 20174 Gerald Wilson Orchestra The Best of the Gerald Wilson Orchestra
PJ 20175 The Jazz Crusaders The Best of the Jazz Crusaders
PJ 20176 Freddy Robinson Hot Fun in the Summertime

World Pacific 1400 Twelve Inch LP Series

Commencing in 1960 the World Pacific label began releasing a range of world music recordings on the 1400 Series.[17][18]

Catalog No. Artist Album Notes
WP-1401 Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks 2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks
WP-1402 Jimmy Witherspoon There's Good Rockin' Tonight!
WP-1403 Chatur Lal The Drums of India
WP-1404 Bobby Montez Viva! Montez
WP-1405 Roy Harte & Milt Holland Perfect Percussion: The 44 Instruments of Roy Harte and Milt Holland
WP-1406 Kitty White Intimate
WP-1407 Bruce Spencer The Best of Crazy Ads
WP-1408 Al Viola Guitar Lament
WP-1409 Various Artists Poetry and Jazz
WP-1410 Ben Di Tosti Carnival
WP-1411 Bobby Montez Pachanga Y Cha Cha Cha
WP-1412 Laurindo Almeida Brazilliance Reissue of PJ 1204
WP-1413 Gerald Heard Explorations Volume 2: Survival, Growth & Re-Birth
WP-1414 Modesto's Charanga Kings Featuring Olguita Pachanga, Anyone?
WP-1415 Virginia Denison Yoga for You (not released)
WP-1416 Ravi Shankar Improvisations
WP-1417 Gerald Heard Explorations / Reflections / Indications
WP-1418 Sharan Rani The Music of India
WP-1419 Bud Shank Brazilliance Vol. 2 Reissue of Holiday in Brazil
WP-1420 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Deep Meditation
WP-1421 Ravi Shankar India's Most Distinguished Musician in Concert
WP-1422 Ravi Shankar India's Master Musician
WP-1423 Kimio Eto Koto Music
WP-1424 Kimio Eto Featuring Bud Shank Koto & Flute
WP-1425 Bud Shank Brazilliance Vol. 3 Reissue of Latin Contrasts
WP-1426 Balachander Magic Music of India
WP-1427 Sarita Heredia Flamenco Fire!: Sarita Heredia at the Matador
WP-1428 Kimio Eto Koto Master
WP-1430 Ravi Shankar India's Master Musician/Recorded in London
WP-1431 Ravi Shankar Ragas & Talas
WP-1432 Ravi Shankar Portrait of Genius
WP-1433 Ali Akbar Khan North Indian Master of the Sarod
WP-1434 Ravi Shankar Sound of the Sitar
WP-1435 Ali Akbar Khan Sound of the Sarod
WP-1436 Balachander Sounds of the Veena
WP-1437 Various Artists Drums of North and South India
WP-1438 Ravi Shankar Three Ragas
WP-1439 Kimio Eto Sound of the Koto
WP-1440 Subbulakshmi The Sounds of Subbulakshmi: India's Greatest Singer
WP-1441 Ravi Shankar Ravi Shankar in New York
WP-1442 Ravi Shankar Live: Ravi Shankar at the Monterey International Pop Festival
WP-1443 Kinichi Nakanoshima The Music of Kinichi Nakanoshima: Koto and Flute
WP-1444 Ashish Khan Young Master of the Sarod
WP-1445 Paul Horn Paul Horn in Kashmir: Cosmic Consciousness
WP-1446 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi The Master Speaks
WP-1447 Paul Horn Paul Horn in India: Ragas for Flute, Veena and Violin
WP-1449 Ravi Shankar Ravi Shankar in San Francisco
WP-1450 K. V. Narayanaswamy The Voice of K. V. Narayanswamy: Carnatic Music: Music of South India
WPS-21451 T. Viswanathan South Indian Flute
WPS-21452 Brij Bhushan Kabra Two Raga Moods on Guitar
WPS-21453 Buddy Rich and Alla Rakha Rich à la Rakha
WPS-21454 Ravi Shankar Charly (Soundtrack)
WPS-21455 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi The Seven States of Consciousness
WPS-21456 Ramani The Soul of Indian Flute
WPS-21457 Balachander Man from Madras
WPS-21458 Alla Rakha Tabla!
WPS-21459 Ashish Khan California Concert
WPS-21461 Lakshmi Shankar The Voice of Lakshmi Shankar
WPS-21463 Subbulakshmi Subbulakshmi in Concert from Her American Tour
WPS-21464 Ravi Shankar A Morning Raga / An Evening Raga
WPS-21465 Satya Sai Baba Satya Sai Baba Chants the Bajans
WPS-21466 Ashish Khan with Narration by Ravi Shankar Song of God: Bagavad Gita
WPS-21467 Ravi Shankar Ravi Shankar at the Woodstock Festival

World Pacific 1800 Twelve Inch LP Series

From 1962 until 1970 the World Pacific label released a range of popular music recordings on their 1800 Series.[17][19]

Catalog No. Artist Album Notes
WP-1801 Olguita with the Big Band Sound of George Hernandez Latinsville!
WP-1802 Modesto's Charanga Kings featuring Olguita Pachanga, Anyone?
WP-1803 Bobby Montez Viva! Montez
WP-1804 Bobby Montez Pachanga Y Cha Cha Cha
WP-1805 Hugh Romney Third Stream Humour
WP-1806 The Goldcoast Singers Here They Are!
WP-1807 Victor Feldman Stop the World I Want to Get Off
WP-1808 Annie Ross Gypsy
WP-1809 Bud Herrmann Grand Style
WP-1810 The De-Fenders The De-Fenders Play the Big Ones
WP-1811 Clifford Scott Clifford Scott Plays the Big Ones
WP-1812 The Folkswingers 12 String Guitar!
WP-1813 Various Artists Hootenanny Saturday Nite!
WP-1814 The Folkswingers 12 String Guitar! Vol. 2
WP-1815 Lord Buckley Lord Buckley in Concert
WP-1816 Tut Taylor and The Folkswingers with 12 String Guitar 12 String Dobro!
WP-1817 Lightnin' Hopkins with Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry and Big Joe Williams First Meetin'
WP-1818 The Sandells Scrambler!
WP-1819 Bud Shank and The Folkswingers Folk 'n Flute
WP-1820 Long Gone Miles Country Born
WP-1821 The Kentucky Colonels with Roland White and Clarence White Appalachian Swing!
WP-1822 Joe Pass and The Folkswingers 12 String Guitar!: Great Motion Picture Themes
WP-1823 Charles Kynard and Buddy Collette Warm Winds
WP-1824 David Parker Balalaika!
WP-1825 Clifford Scott Lavender Sax
WP-1826 Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings
WP-1827 Bud Shank/Bob Cooper Orchestra Flute, Oboe and Strings
WP-1828 The Stoneman Family Big Ball in Monterey: Live!
WP-1829 Tut Taylor/Roland and Clarence White Dobro Country
WP-1830 Clare Fischer So Danco Samba
WP-1831 The Mastersounds The King and I Reissue of PJM-405
WP-1832 The Sandals The Endless Summer (Soundtrack)
WP-1833 The Bandits The Electric 12
WP-1834  John Barbour It's Tough To Be White... The Wit of John Barbour
WP-1835 Glenn Campbell Mr. 12 String Guitar
WP-1836 Larry Nelson The "In" Harmonica
WP-1837 Billy Larkin and the Delegates Hole in the Wall
WP-1838 The Carmel Strings Featuring Larry Knechtel Boss Baroque
WP-1839 The Mariachi Brass Featuring Chet Baker A Taste of Tequila
WP-1840 Bud Shank Michelle
WP-1841 Bob Lind Don't Be Concerned
WP-1842 The Mariachi Brass Featuring Chet Baker Hats Off
WP-1843 Billy Larkin and the Delegates Ain't That a Groove!
WP-1844 Joe Pass A Sign of the Times
WP-1845 Bud Shank California Dreamin'
WP-1846 The Folkswingers Featuring Harihar Rao on Sitar Raga Rock
WP-1847 Chet Baker and the Carmel Strings Quietly There
WP-1849 Lord Buckley Blowing His Mind (and Yours, Too)
WP-1850 Billy Larkin and the Delegates Hold On!
WP-1851 Bob Lind Photographs of Feeling
WP-1852 The Mariachi Brass Featuring Chet Baker Double-Shot
WP-1853 Bud Shank Girl in Love
WP-1854 Joe Pass The Stones Jazz
WP-1855 Bud Shank Brazil! Brazil! Brazil! Selections from Holiday in Brazil, Brasamba!, Bud Shank & His Brazilian Friends and Bud Shank & the Sax Section
WP-1856 Walter Wanderley Samba So!
WP-1857 Joe Torres Latino Con Soul
WP-1858 Chet Baker and the Carmel Strings Into My Life
WP-1859 The Mariachi Brass Featuring Chet Baker In The Mood
WP-1860 Bob Florence Pet Project The Bob Florence Big Band Plays Petula Clark Hits
WP-1861 Roger Kellaway Stride!
WP-1862 Ken & Beverly Watch What Happens!
WP-1863 Billy Larkin and the Delegates Don't Stop!
WP-1864 Bud Shank Bud Shank Plays Music from Today's Movies
WP-1865 Joe Pass Simplicity
WP-1866 Walter Wanderley Quarteto Bossamba
WP-1867 The Hard Times {{{last}}} Blew Mind
WP-1868 Bud Shank A Spoonful of Jazz
WP-1870 The Marketts Sun Power
WP-1873 Bud Shank Magical Mystery
WPS-21874 Billy Larkin and the Delegates Dr. Feelgood
WPS-21875 Kali Bahlu Kali Bahlu Takes the Forest Children on a Journey of Cosmic Remembrance
WPS-21876 Terry Bêr Through the Eyes Of Terry Ber
WPS-21879 Lord Buckley Buckley's Best
WPS-21880 Craig Hundley Trio Arrival of a Young Giant
WPS-21881 J.P. Rags Scruffety
WPS-21882 Harper and Rowe Harper and Rowe
WPS-21883 Billy Larkin and the Delegates The Best of Billy Larkin and the Delegates Guest Artist Clifford Scott
WPS-21884 The Sandals The Last of the Ski Bums (Soundtrack)
WPS-21886 Shakey Jake and the All Stars Further On Up the Road
WPS-21887 George Smith and the Chicago Blues Band Blues with a Feeling: A Tribute to Little Walter
WPS-21888 Roy Harper Folkjokeopus
WPS-21889 Lord Buckley Bad Rapping of the Marquis de Sade
WPS-21890 Sunnyland Slim Slim's Got His Thing Goin' On
WPS-21891 Billy Larkin I Got the Feelin'
WPS-21892 The Groundhogs Scratching the Surface
WPS-21893 L. C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson/Lafayette "Thing" Thomas/Dave Alexander Oakland Blues
WPS-21894 The Carnival The Carnival
WPS-21895 Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go to My Lovely (not released?)
WPS-21896 Craig Hundley Craig Hundley Plays With the Big Boys
WPS-21897 Big Joe Williams Hand Me Down My Old Walking Stick
WPS-21898 Various Artists Bluegrass Special
WPS-21899 Peter Sarstedt As Though It Were a Movie
WPS-21900 Craig Hundley Rhapsody in Blue

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