Lennie Niehaus - Vol.1 The Quintet

Lennie Niehaus
Folk, World, & Country
Vol.1 The Quintet
Label: Contemporary Records ‎– C-2513, Contemporary Records ‎– C2513, Contemporary Records ‎– C 2513
Type: Vinyl, LP, 10", Album, Mono
Country: US
Date of released: 1954
Category: Jazz
Style: Cool Jazz, Bop

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 I Remember You
Composed By – J. Mercer*, V. Schertzinger*
A2 Whose Blues
Composed By – Lennie Niehaus
A3 Prime Rib
Composed By – Lennie Niehaus
A4 Inside Out
Composed By – Lennie Niehaus
B1 You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Composed By – Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown
B2 I'll Take Romance
Composed By – Ben Oakland, Oscar Hammerstein II
B3 Day By Day
Composed By – Frank Skinner , Paul G. Smith
B4 Bottoms Up
Composed By – Lennie Niehaus

Companies, etc.

  • Designed At – Tri-Arts
  • Copyright (c) – Contemporary Records


  • Alto Saxophone, Arranged By, Liner Notes – Lennie Niehaus
  • Baritone Saxophone – Bob Gordon
  • Bass – Monty Budwig
  • Cover [Design] – Guidi*
  • Drums – Shelly Manne
  • Engineer – John Palladino
  • Liner Notes, Production Manager [Supervisor] – Lester Koenig
  • Photography By [Cover Photo By] – William Claxton
  • Tenor Saxophone – Jack Montrose


First catalogue number on front cover, second on labels, third on rear cover.
Front cover lists album title as "Vol. 1 The Quintet". Rear cover lists title as "Vol. I: The Quintet". Labels list title simply as "Lennie Niehaus".
Deep groove.

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1954 (A3,A4,B2,B4) and July 9, 1954 (A1,A2,B1,B3)

'This is a high fidelity album which reproduces the full audible range of the music. An extremely natural sound is obtained by the use of the microphone, the new AKG (Akustische und Kinogerate), made in Austria in 1954. This is believed to be its first use for a jazz date. The AKG, a condensor microphone, is characterized by an almost flat response from 30 to 15,000 cycles. Custom made, noise-free, vinylite pressings insure accurate reproduction on high fidelity equipment. For best results use the new RIAA (equivalent to NARTB) standard playback curve' (rear sleeve).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A (Var. 1), stamped): LKL-75-D1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B (Var. 1), stamped): LKL-76-D1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A (Var. 2), stamped): LKL-75-D1 / ★
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B (Var. 2), stamped): LKL-76-D1 / ★
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): (LKL 75)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): (LKL 76)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
C-2513, JSLP. 50.027, J.S.L.P. 50 027, JSLP. 50027 Lennie Niehaus Vol.1 The Quintet ‎(10", Album, Mono) Contemporary Records, Jazz Selection, Jazz Selection, Jazz Selection C-2513, JSLP. 50.027, J.S.L.P. 50 027, JSLP. 50027 France Unknown
OJC-319, C-3518 Lennie Niehaus Vol. 1: The Quintets ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Original Jazz Classics, Contemporary Records OJC-319, C-3518 US 1987
VICJ-23112 Lennie Niehaus Vol. 1, The Quintets ‎(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Contemporary Records VICJ-23112 Japan 1993
K 20P6610, K20P-6610, K20P-6610(M) Lennie Niehaus Vol.1 The Quintets ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE, wit) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records K 20P6610, K20P-6610, K20P-6610(M) Japan 1981
C3518 (OJC-319) Lennie Niehaus Vol.1 The Quintets ‎(LP, Album) Contemporary Records C3518 (OJC-319) US 1987