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What I have in my jazz collection, that I am slowly expanding on CD/DVD. Begun in a moment of boredom, 8th March, 2012 and under continuous construction as money drains away. Main artists listed alphabetically are in bold, individual album titles bulleted. DVDs listed by director. Albums in no special order, just as acquired.

(Not all CDs feature detectable serial numbers, nor indeed any information, legible or misssing. I have given what ID I can find, personnel, dates and locations and can sometimes lift myself to research details not on the case; for which I recommend Discogs website where items may also be purchased, often far cheaper than on Amazon.) I have given joint credits where these are stated in the album title. I have recently begun an ‘Influences’ section for CDs I have of music influencing, or influenced by, but not qualifying for the strictly pedantic description of, mainstream jazz. (May include Brazilians.)

Key: ts = tenor, as = alto, bs = baritone, ss = soprano sax, tp = trumpet, fh = flugelhorn, tb = trombone, g = guitar, p = piano, kb = keyboard, fl = flute, vb = vibraphone, cl = clarinet, bc – bass clarinet, ha = harmonica, v = violin, b = bass, dr = drums, perc = percussion. Vocals = vocals, might be!
*(**…)             =   Horrific added slushy string arrangements warning!


  3. VOCAL



SUGGESTIONS BOX: I am slowly working my way through the canon as finance and good taste allows but welcome your recommendations for further listening.


Adderley, Julian ‘Cannonball’

  • Somethin’ Else (Blue Note 1595)

JA (as), Miles Davis (tp), Hank Jones (p), Sam Jones (b), Art Blakey (dr).

Alexander, Joey

  • Joey. Monk. Live! (Motema MTM ?)

JA (p), Scott Colley (b), Willie Jones 111 (dr). Lincoln Centre, 2017.

  • Eclipse (Motema MTM 0271)

Reuben Rogers b), Eric Harland (dr), Joshua Redman (ts on trs 2,7,8). Hurley, NY 2017.

Note: Joey Alexander was/is the child prodigy from Bali, Indonesia, who became a professional jazz musician at the age of 10, earning the respect of musicians three times his age, as can be heard on these two recordings. Pushed by his dad, he was probably at his best before puberty, displaying an astonishing breadth of understandng and capability of exploring the entire genre from Bud Powell on through, but sadly seems to have been swallowed up and spat out by the exploitative money-grubbers of the US A&R industry.

Baker, Chet

  • All Blues (LXCY-6248 Celeste Co. reissue 2007/Bingow BGW-03, France 1979)

CB (tp, vocals), Rachel Gould (vocal), Jean-Paul Florens (g), Henry Florens (p), Jim Richardson (b), Tony Mann (dr). Rec. John Melner Studio, London, 1979.

  • Out of Nowhere (Milestone Records)

CB (tp, vocals), Frank Adams (as, fl), Frank Brown (g), Ted Adams/Ron Adams (b), Wade Robertson (dr). Club date, Tulsa Oklahoma, 1982.

  • One Night in Tokyo (2-CD set, Immortal IMA104218)

Harold Danko (p), Hein van de Geijn (b), John Engles (dr). Tokyo, June 1987.

(NB one of the CDs is unplayable, sorry. You still get Almost Blue….)

  • **Chet Baker, Bill Evans Together: The Complete Legendary Sessions (American Jazz Classics)

BE (p), Herbie Mann (fl), Pepper Adams (bs), Zoot Sims (as, ts), Kenny Burrell (g), Paul Chambers/Earl May (b), Connie Kay/Philly Joe Jones/Clifford Jarvis (dr). NYC, Dec 1958, Jan 59, July 59.**

  • Quartet (Pacific Jazz 55453)

CB (tp), Russ Freeman (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Shelly Manne (dr). LA, 1956.

  • In New York (Riverside remasters)

Johnny Griffin (ts), Al Haig (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (dr). NYC 1958.

  • Diane (Steeplechase Music SCCD 31207)

CB (tp), Paul Bley (p). Denmark? Feb 1985.

  • Chet Baker and the Boto Brazilian Quartet (Dreyfus Jazz/FDM36511-9)

CB (tp, vocal), Richard Galleano (ac), Riqe Leite (p, g), Michel Peyratoux (b), Jose Boto (dr). Paris, 1980.

  • Crystal Bell (Igloo Records IGL 034)

CB (tp), Philip Catherine (g), Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (b). Brussels, Sep 1983.

  • Strollin’ (Enja ENJ-2141-2)

CB (tp), Philip Catherine (g), Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (b). Jazz Festival Münster, Germany. June 1985.

  • Silence – See Haden, Charlie (below)

With Enrico Pieranuzi (p), Billy Higgins (dr).

  • At Uncle Pö’s Carnegie Hall (Jazzline N77038)

CB (tp, vocal), Phil Markowitz (p), Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (b), Charlie Rice (dr). Hamburg, 1979.

  • Why Shouldn’t You Cry? ( ‘Chet Baker The Legacy series, Vol 3’. Enja Records ENJ 9337 -2.)

CB (tp, vocal), Wolfgang Lackerschmidt (vb). ‘Guest artists’: Larry Coryell/Nicola Stilo (g), Lee Konitz (as), Donald Johnston (p), Buster Williams/Ron McLure/Günter Lenz (b), Tony Williams/Jeff Hirschfield (dr). Stuttgart, 1979 (Tr 9 remix NYC 1993 w. Lillias White (vocal)).

  • Soft Journey (EGEA Historic Collection SCA140)

CB (tp, vocal), Enrico Pieranunzi (p), Maurizio Giammarco (ts), Riccardo del Fra (b), Roberto Gatto (dr). Rome, Dec 1979/Jan ’80.

  • Chet on Poetry (NOVUS PL 74347 – pub. Chet Baker Estate)

CB (tp, vcl), Nicola Stilo (g, fl, p, synth), Enzo Pietropaoli (bass), Roberto Gatto (drums), Alfredo Minotti/Carla Marcotulli (background vocal on “The Party Is Over”) Rome, 1988

I have to add a note here. This short (35 mins) CD comes with no information, other than the title and a tracks/timings list. The Jazz From Italy website has more details of what feels like an unfinished project post-completed for 1989 release – a year after Chet’s death. It may be the strangest of all of his enormous catalog, but he has a good reading voice! ‘The Party Is Over’ (not the Betty Comdon/Jule Styne song) may be unique in that with it, Chet moves seamlessly into the ‘grime’ music era.

  • This is Always (Steeplechase SCCD31168)

CB (tp, vocals), Doug Raney (g), Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b). Copenhagen, 1987.

  • Blues for a Reason (Criss 1010CD)

Warne Marsh (ts), Hod O’Brien (p), Cecil McBee (b) Eddie Gladden (dr). Netherlands, 1984.

  • Ballads for Two (In-Akustic 856-CD)

CB (tp), Wolfgang Lackerschmid (vb). Stuttgart, 1979.

  • Time After Time (LATA 617)

Woe unto me, I have lazily acquired for an incredible bargain price from Amazon, a 5-CD set of “original” (for which, read “indiscriminate”) Chet tracks: 100 in total. I think part of the collection was previously called The Hits of Chet Baker. Some is early commercial popslush. Apart from the titles and composers, the only information is the serial number LATA617,  a copyright attribution in very small print to a German company, and a clue that the Gerry Mulligan quartet, with and without extra piano, is involved on many of the tracks.

Ballamy, Iain (beneath, with Django Bates and with Huw Warren, feat. June Tabor, see Vocal section)

Barron, Kenny

  • Night and the City (Verve 939651)

KB (p), Charlie Haden (b). NYC, 1996.

  • What If? (ENJA Records CD5013)

KB (p), Wallace Roney (tp), John Stubblefield (ts), Cecil McBee (b). Victor Lewis (dr). RvG studios, NJ, 1986.

  • The Art of Conversation (Impulse 06025…)

KB (p), Dave Holland (b). NY, 2014.

  • Without Deception (Dare2 records)

KB (p), Dave Holland (b, prod.), Johnathan Blake (dr). NY, 2018.

Bates, Django (see also ‘Loose Tubes’, below)

  • Like Life (Storyville STCD 4221)

DB (kb, Eb horn), Iain Ballamy (as, ss), Thomas Franck/Uffe Markussen (ts), Anders Lindvall (g), Michael Mondesir (b), Martin France (dr), Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra. 1997, release 1998.

  • Confirmation (Django Bates LM007)

‘Beloved’: DB (p), Petter Eldh (b), Peter Bruun (dr). Ludwigsburg, Germany 2011.

Blakey, Art

  • Moanin’ (Blue Note 4003)

Jazz Messengers: AB (dr), Lee Morgan (tp), Benny Golson (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Jymie Merritt (b). 1958.

Bley, Carla

  • Andando el Tiempo (ECM 2487)

CB (p), Andy Sheppard (as, ts), Steve Swallow (b). Lugano, Sw., 2015

Brecker, Michael

  • Pilgrimage (Wa records)

MB (ts), Pat Metheny (g), Herbie Hancock/Brad Mehldau (p), John Patitucci (b), Jack deJohnette (dr). 2007. 

  • Tales from the Hudson

Pat Metheny (g), Joey Calderazzo (p), Dave Holland (b), Jack deJohnette (dr). McCoy Tyner piano on Trs 3, 5) with Don Alias (percussion). 1996.

  • Two Blocks from the Edge (Impulse 12512)

Joey Calderazzo (p), James Genus (b), Jeff Watts (dr). 1998.

  • Don’t Try This at Home (Impulse 42229)

Mike Stern (g), Mark O’Connor (v), Don Grolnick/Herbie Hancock/Joey Calderazzo (p), Charlie Haden/Jeff Andrews (b), Jack de Johnette/Adam Nussbaum/Peter Erskine (dr). NY 1988.

  • American Dreams (Verve 064096-2 Universal Music SA, France)

Charlie Haden (b), Brad Mehldau (p), Brian Blade (dr). LA, 2002

Brönner, Till

  • Nightfall (OKeh/Masterworks 88985)

TB (tp, fh), Dieter Ilg (b). Schloss Elmau, 2017.

  • Midnight (Button Records BNG 74321)

Michael Brecker (ts), David Mann (ts, as, fl), George Whitty (kb), Dean Brown/Jim Tunnel (g), Anthony Jackson (b), Dennis Chambers (dr). NYC, 1995.

  • That Summer (Universal Classics 06024)

TB (lead vocals, tr, fh), Roberto di Gioia (kb), George Loeb (g), Timothy Lefebvre (b), Wolfgang Heffner (dr), with strings & chorus. Berlin 2004.

  • Chattin’ With Chet (Verve ?)

Tiny print reversed out of a gray background makes any useful details impossible to recover.

And with Mark Murphy, see Vocal section below.

Brubeck, Dave

  • Time Out (Columbia Legacy 65122)

DB (p), Paul Desmond (as), Eugene Wright (b), Joe Morello (dr). NYC 1959.

Burrell, Kenny

  • Midnight Blue (Blue Note 84123)

KB (g), Stanley Turrentine (ts), Major Holley (b), Bill English (dr). Apr 1967.

Burton, Gary – see Corea, Chick (below)

Carter, Ron

  • Third Plane (Milestone Original Jazz Classics)

RC (b), Herbie Hancock (p), Tony Williams (dr). San Francisco, 1977.

Clarke, Stanley

  • The Stanley Clarke Band, feat. Hiromi (also see below) (Heads Up CD 3161)

SC (electric b, Mingus b), Hiromi Uehara (p), Ruslan Sirota, Lorenzo Dunn (synths), Charles Altura (g), Rob Bacon (g), Bob Sheppard (ts, ss), Armand Sabal-Lecco (electric b), Ronald Bruner Jr (dr), Chris Clarke, John Hakakian (digital programming), et al. Burbank, Ca. 2010.

Coleman, Ornette

  • The Shape of Jazz to Come (Atlantic 1317)

OC (as), Don Cherry (tp), Charlie Haden (b), Billy Higgins (dr). NYC 1959.

Coltrane, Alice

  • Ptah, the El Daoud (Impulse 051-201-2)

AC (p, harp), Pharoah Sanders (ts, alto fl, right channel), Joe Henderson (ts, alto fl, left channel), Ron Carter (b), Ben Riley (dr). NYC, 1970.

Coltrane, John

  • Coltrane (Impulse 589-567-2. 2-album set, 10 bonus tracks (7 previously unissued) remaster by Rudy van Gelder.)

JC (ts, ss), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (dr). Englewood NJ, 1962

  • Impressions (Verve/Impulse Originals reissue 2008 00236)

Eric Dolphy (tracks 1 & 3) (bc, as), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison/Reggie Workman (b), Elvin Jones (dr), Village Vanguard, NYC 1961/Tracks 2, 4 quartet only, Englewood NJ 1962.

  • Giant Steps (Atlantic Masters 81227 3610-2)

Cedar Walton/Tommy Flanagan/Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor/Jimmy Cobb/Lex Humphries (dr). Jan 1960.

  • Crescent (Verve/Impulse 00236)

McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (dr). Englewood Cliffs NJ, April/June 1964.

  • A Love Supreme (Impulse – 2 disc set)

McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (dr). On live takes, with Archie Shepp (ts) and Art Davis (b). Englewood NJ, 1964 and live at Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, 1965.

Trane’s Comin’ – (5 album set. Remaster of Prestige sessions, rec. Hackensack, NJ.)

  • Soultrane

Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (dr). Feb 1958.

  • Blue Train

Kenny Drew (p), Lee Morgan (tp), Curtis Fuller (tb), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (dr). Sep 1957.

  • Black Pearls

Red Garland (p), Donald Byrd (tp), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (dr). May 1958.

  • Dakar

Mal Waldron (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Taylor (dr). Cecil Payne/Pepper Adams (bs). Apr 1957.

  • Traneing in

Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (dr). Aug 1957.

  • John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (Impulse/Verve Classics 0602498840146)

JH (vocals), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (dr). Englewood, NJ 1963.

  • The 1962 Graz Concert (2-CD set. In-Crowd Records 996693)

McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (dr). Graz, Austria 1962.

NB poor recording: Trane overwhelmed by drums. This is the one with the 23’39” version of Bye Bye Blackbird…

  • Coltrane Live at Birdland (Impulse Originals)

McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (dr). NYC, Oct 1968.

  • Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Verve Impulse! – number too small to read)

JC (ts,ss), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (dr). NJ 1963.

Corea, Chick (and Gary Burton)

  • Hot House (Universal/Concord Jazz)

CC (p), Gary Burton (vb), Harlem String Quartet. 2011.

  • The Mothership Returns: (for personnel see entry under ‘Return to Forever’).

Danielsson, Lars

  • Liberetto (ACT 9520-2)

LD (b), Tigran Hamasyan (p), Arve Henriksen tp), John Parricelli (g), Magnus Ostrom (dr). 2012.

Davis, Miles

  • Birth of the Cool (Capitol Classics in Jazz/Blue Note)

 MD (tp), Kai Winding/JJ Johnson (tb), Lee Konitz (as), Gerry Mulligan (bs), John Lewis/Al Haig (p), Joe Shulman/Nelson Boyd/Al McKibbon (b), Max Roach/Kenny Clarke (dr), et al. arr. Gil Evans. NYC, 1949/50.

  • Kind of Blue (Columbia records)

John Coltrane (ts), Cannonball Adderley (as), Bill Evans/Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (dr). NYC 1959.

  • Milestones (Columbia Legacy)

Red Garland (p), Cannonball Adderley (as), John Coltrane (ts), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (dr). 1958.

  • Miles Ahead (Columbia Records CL1041/Columbia Legacy C0162)

Gil Evans orchestra – incl. Wynton Kelly (p), Lee Konitz (as), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (dr). 1957.

  • Sketches of Spain (Columbia Legacy CK65142)

Gil Evans orchestra – incl. Paul Chambers (b). Jimmy Cobb/Elvin Jones (dr). Nov 1959.

  • In Person at the Black Hawk (Notnow Music NOT452, 2-CD)

Hank Mobley (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (dr). SF, Apr 1961

  • Seven Steps to Heaven (Columbia Jazz Masterpieces digital remaster)

Vic Feldman/Herbie Hancock (p), George Coleman (ts), Ron Carter (b), Frank Butler/Tony Williams (dr). Hollywood Apr, NYC May 1963.

  • Filles de Kilimanjaro (Columbia Legacy CK86555)

Wayne Shorter (ts), Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea (p), Ron Carter/Dave Holland (b), Tony Williams (dr). 1968.

  • Live in Europe 1967 (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1 – 4 album set) (Columbia Legacy)

Wayne Shorter (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr). Antwerp, 1967.

  • Nefertiti (Columbia Legacy)

Wayne Shorter (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr). NY 1968.

  • Sorcerer (Columbia/Legacy CK65680)

Wayne Shorter (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr). NY 1967.

  • Bitches Brew (CBS Jazz Masterpieces, 2CD edition)

Wayne Shorter (ss), Chick Corea/Joe Zawinul (p, kb), John McLaughlin (g), Dave Holland/Benny Maupin (b, eb), Jack de Johnette/Charles Alias (dr), et al. NY, 1970.

  • In a Silent Way (Columbia/Legacy 86556)

Wayne Shorter (ts), Chick Corea/Herbie Hancock (p), Joe Zawinul (kb), John McLaughlin (g), Dave Holland (b), Tony Williams (dr). NY 1969.

  • All of You: The Last Tour  (4-CD live dates. Acrobat ACQCD7076 – 2014. Incl. interview with JC)

John Coltrane (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (dr). European tour 1960. Obviously not Miles’ last!

  • E.S.P. (Columbia Legacy 65683)

Wayne Shorter (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr). 1965.

  • Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige 08880)

John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (dr). NJ, 1956.

  • No (More) Blues (Jazz Door 1224)

Tr 1-3: George Coleman (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr). St Louis, 1963. Tr 4-6: Wayne Shorter (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Richard Davis (b), Tony Williams (dr). Portland State College, 1966.

  • Someday My Prince Will Come (Columbia Original 886976)

John Coltrane/Hank Mobley (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb/Philly Joe Jones (dr). NYC, March 1961.

  • Bags Groove (Prestige 7109)

Milt Jackson (vb), Sonny Rollins (ts), Thelonius Monk/ Horace Silver (p), Percy Heath (b), Kenny Clarke (dr). NJ, 1954,

Davis, Miles (with Michel Legrand)

  • Legrand Jazz (Jazz Images 38024)

With: Art Farmer, Donald Byrd (tp), John Coltrane, Ben Webster (ts), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Herbie Mann (fl), Jerome Richardson (cl, bs), Bill Evans, Hank Jones (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Paul Chambers (b), Osie Johnson (dr). NYC, June 1958.

Desmond, Paul

  • **Feeling Blue (Camden Originals/BMG UK Ltd. 1996 compilation)

PD (as), Jim Hall (g), Gerry Mulligan (bs) (on tr. 14 All the Things You Are), Percy Heath/Eugene Wright/Eugene Cherico/Wendell Marshall /Mitt Hinton (b), Connie Kay (dr). New York 1961, ‘62, ‘63.

Dolphy, Eric

  • Out to Lunch (Blue Note 84163)

ED (as), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Bobby Hutcherson (vb), Richard Davis (b), Tony Williams (dr). Feb 1964.

  • The Quest – see Waldron, Mal (below)

Eagles, Duncan – see ‘Partikel’, below

Ellington, Duke

  • Money Jungle (Blue Note 7243-5)

DE (p), Charles Mingus (b), Max Roach (dr). NYC 1962.

  • Masterpieces by Ellington (Columbia 2004 remaster. 512918)

DE Orchestra. DE/Billy Strayhorn (p), three lineups featured, incl. Barney Bigard (cl), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Harry Carney (bs), Clark Terry/Ray Nance (tp), Wendell Marshall (b), Sonny Greer/Louie Bellson (dr), Yvonne Lanauze (vocals), et al. 1950, ’51.

  • The Essential Duke Ellington (NotNow Music, remastered 2009)

Compilation of 40 tracks recorded between 1927 and 1958, in chronological order. Add to the above, players like Cootie Williams (tp), Ben Webster (ts), Fred Guy (g), Sonny Greer (dr), et al.

Etheridge, John – see Carroll, Liane below

Evans, Bill

  • Undercurrent (Blue Note)

BE (p), Jim Hall (g). April/May, 1962.

  • Sunday at the Village Vanguard (Riverside RLP9376. Essential Jazz Classics 55535)
  • Waltz for Debby (Riverside RLP5399)

Scott LaFaro (b), Paul Motian (dr). Both albums rec. live NYC June 1961.

  • Explorations (Riverside 9351, reissue 2011, 4 “bonus” tracks)

Scott LaFaro (b), Paul Motian (dr). NYC, Feb 1961.

  • At Shelley’s Manne-Hole (Riverside Original Jazz Classics)

Chuck Israels (b), Larry Bunker (p). LA, May 1963.

  • Everybody Digs Bill Evans (Riverside 1129)

Sam Jones (b), Philly Joe Jones (dr). NY, Dec 1958.

  • The Solo Sessions, Vols 1 & 2 (Milestone MCD 9170)

BE (p). NYC, 1963.

  • Some Other Time (2-CD set: “The lost session from the Black Forest”) (Resonance Records HCD-2019)

Eddie Gomez (b), Jack de Johnette (dr). Villingen, Germany 1968.

  • Alone (Verve Originals 8792)

BE (p). NYC, 1968.

  • On Green Dolphin Street (Milestone Records)

Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (dr). NYC, 1959. Tr 7 ‘All of You’, Scott la Faro (b), Paul Motian (dr). NYC, 1961.

  • But Beautiful (Milestone Records)

Trio w.: Eddie Gomez (b), Marty Morell (dr). Feat. Stan Getz (ts). Laren Jazz Festival, Holland, 1974.

  • I Will Say Goodbye (Fantasy OJCCD 761-2)

Eddie Gomez (b), Eliot Zigmund (dr). Berkeley Ca, 1977 (rel. 1980).

  • Live in Switzerland 1975 (Domino Records 891243)

Eddie Gomez (b), Eliot Zigmund (dr). Epolinges, 1975.

  • The Paris Concert Edition 2 (Blue Note 7243-5)

Marc Johnson (b), Joe LaBarbera (dr). Paris, 1979.

Gambale, Frank

  • Natural Selection (Frambale Music/BM)

FG (g), Otmaro Ruiz (p), Alain Caron (b), Joel Taylor (percussion). Palm Springs, Jan 2009.

Garner, Erroll

  • Concert by the Sea (Columbia Jazz Masterpieces 451042 2)

EG (p), Eddie Calhoun (b), Denzil Best (dr). Carmel, Ca., 1955.

One of only a very few jazz recordings to sell 1 million copies.

Gascoyne, Geoff

  • Keep It to Yourself (Candid Records CCD79798)

GG (b), Tom Cawley (p), Martin Shaw (tp), Steve Kaldestad (ts, as), Sebastien de Krom/James Powell (dr). Guest vocals Jamie Cullum, Trudy Kerr. London 2005.

(Jamie Cullum alert)

Getz, Stan

  • Jazz Samba (Verve Originals 00383)

SG (ts), Charlie Byrd (g) Gene Byrd (b, g) Keter Betts (b), Buddy Deppenschmidt/Bill Reichenbach (dr). Washington 1962.

  • Getz/Gilberto (Verve Classics)

Joao Gilberto (g, vocals), Astrud Gilberto (vocals), Antonio Carlos Jobim (p), Tommy Williams (b), Milton Banana (dr). 1963.

  • Presents Jimmy Rowles: the Peacocks (Columbia Legacy)

Jimmy Rowles (p, vocals); Stan Getz (ts), Buster Williams (b), Elvin Jones (dr). Vocals: Jon, Judy and Michelle Hendricks, Beverly Getz. NYC, 1975.

  • But Beautiful (Milestone. 1974) – see above, under Evans, Bill.

Glasper, Robert

  • Covered (Live at Capitol Studios) (Bluenote/ Columbia Legacy)

RG (p), Vicente Archer (b), Damion Reid (dr). LA, 2014.

  • In My Element (Blue Note 09463)

Vicente Archer (b), Damion Reid (dr). NYC, 2006.

  • Canvas (Blue Note 7243-4)

Vicente Archer (b), Damion Reid (dr). NYC, 2005.

  • Everything’s Beautiful (“Miles Davis” and Robert Glasper) (Blue Note/ Columbia Legacy)

RG (prod.). Now… there are various living musicians on here, including John Scofield (g), Derrick Hodge (b) on some tracks and some contemporary singers I don’t know from the rap scene, “Bilal”, Georgia Ann Muldrow, “King”, but the record is remixed by permission of nephew Vince Wilburn Jr with tracks from Miles Davis’ later quintets and even Stevie Wonder. Despite dying in 1991, Davis is credited as the co-leader. It’s one of the most complicated sleeves I’ve ever read. Interesting! LA, NYC, 2015.

  • Mood (FSNT 153)

RG (p), Bob Hurst (b), Damion Reid (dr). Feat. Bilal (vocal), John Ellis/MarcusStrickland (ts).

Unless it’s a gesture towards disability awareness week or something, Bilal’s wavering vocals make two tracks on this otherwise excellent album unlistenable to.

  • Black Radio Vol 2 – genre does not qualify for inclusion.

Gordon, Dexter

  • Go! (Blue Note 84112)

DG (ts), Sonny Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Billy Higgins (dr). Englewood Hills, 1962.

  • Our Man in Paris (Blue Note/Rudy van Gelder 9172)

Bud Powell (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Kenny Clarke (dr). Paris, 1963.

  • Homecoming – Live at the Village Vanguard (2-CD Japanese reissue 2014. Sony SICP4285)

Ronnie Matthews (p), Woody Shaw (tp), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (dr). NYC 1976.

  • Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia 520371-2, Sony reissue) (No data, track info only on case!)

George Cables (p), Rufus Reid (b), Eddie Gladden (dr). NYC, 1978.

  • One Flight Up (Blue Note 7243 5 96505-2-4)

Donald Byrd (tp), Kenny Drew (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pederson (b), Art Taylor (dr). Paris, 1964.

  • Clubhouse (Blue Note CDP7-84445)

Freddie Hubbard (tp), Barry Harris (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Billy Higgins (dr). NJ, 1965.

Grappelli, Stephane, with the Oscar Peterson Trio

  • Jazz in Paris, Vol 1 (Universal/Gitanes Jazz Productions)
  • Jazz in Paris, Vol 2 (Universal/Gitanes Jazz Productions)

SG (v), Oscar Peterson (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pederson (b), Kenny Clarke (dr). Both CDs Paris, 1973.

Green, Grant

  • Idle Moments (Blue Note reissue  84154)

GG (g), Joe Henderson (ts), Bobby Hutcherson (vb), Duke Pearson (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Al Harewood (dr). 1963.

Haden, Charlie

  • Silence (Black Saint 121172-2)

CH (b), Chet Baker (tp, vocal), Enrico Pieranunzi (p), Billy Higgins (dr). Rome, Nov. 1987.

  • The Montréal Tapes (Verve 314537)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba (p), Paul Motian (dr). Montréal Intl. Jazz Festival, Jul. 1989.

  • Haunted Heart (Gitanes Jazz/Verve 513078-2)

‘Quartet West’: CH (b, arr.), Ernie Watts (ts), Alan Broadbent (p), Laurance Marable (dr). With unexpected ‘mix’ contributions from Jo Stafford, Jeri Southern and Billie Holiday. Sète, France, 1991.

  • Closeness Duets (Jazz Heritage 392 000-2)

CH (b) with, in turn, Keith Jarrett (p), Ornette Coleman (as), Alice Coltrane (harp), Paul Motian (dr). LA, 1976, 1989.

More duets:

  • Night and the City – see Barron, Kenny (above)
  • Tokyo Adagio – see Rubalcaba, Gonzalo (below)
  • American Dreams – see Brecker, Michael (above)
  • Nightfall – see Taylor, John (below)

Hall, Jim

  • Concierto (Epic 5060252)

JH (g), Chet Baker (tp), Paul Desmond (as), Roland Hanna (p), Ron Carter (b), Steve Gadd (dr). RvG Studios, NJ 1975.

Hancock, Herbie

  • Empyrean Isles (Blue Note 84175)

HH (p), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr). Jun 1964.

  • Maiden Voyage (Blue Note 84196)

HH (p, kb), George Coleman (ts), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr). Mar 1965.

  • Speak Like a Child (Blue Note 7243-8)

HH (p), Thad Jones (tp), Peter Philips (tb), Jerry Dodgson (fl), Ron Carter (b), Mickey Roker (dr). New Jersey, 1968.

‘Hiromi’, see Uehara, Hiromi (below)

Holland, Dave – see Barron, Kenny (above) and elsewhere.

Hubbard, Freddie

  • The Night of the Cookers (Live at Club la Marchal, 2 CD, Blue Note 7243)

FH (tp), Lee Morgan (tp), James Spaulding (as & fl), Harold Mabern Jr (p), Larry Ridley (b), Pete laRoca (dr), ‘Big Black’ (conga). April 1965.

  • **First Light (CTI Legacy 5127902, 2001)

Richard Wyands (p), Herbie Hancock (kb), George Benson/Eric Gale (g), Ron Carter (b), Jack de Johnette (dr), Airto Morera (percussion), et al. 1974.

  • Red Clay (Blue Note 5051722)

Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Lennie White (dr). With: Joe Henderson (ts). Guesting on Tr 6: George Benson (g), Stanley Turrentine (ts), Billy Cobham (dr). NYC, 1970. Tr 6: LA, 1971.

Jackson, Milt

  • Ain’t But a Few of Us Left (copy CD, no information in case)

Probably: MJ (vb), Oscar Peterson (p), Ray Brown (b), Grady Tate (dr). 1982.

Jarrett, Keith

  • Book of Ways (ECM Records 1344/45)

KJ (Clavichord), Ludwigsburg 1987

  • Standards Live (ECM Touchstones)

KJ (p), Gary Peacock (b), Jack de Johnette (dr). 1986.

(Live recording spoiled by someone crying out ecstatically at intervals in a voice like a drunken crow and crooning tunelessly along to the andante passages. Mr Jarrett himself, possibly?)

Kirk, Rahsaan Roland

  • The Case of the 3-Sided Dream in Audio Color (Atlantic Masters 81227 6598-2)

RRK (ts, bs, tp, fl, stritchaphone, manzello, etc.), Pat Patrick (bs), Cornell Dupree/Keith Loving/Hugh McCracken (g), Arthur Jenkins/Hilton Ruiz/John Goldsmith (p), Metathias Pearson et al (b), Sonny Brown et al (dr). 1975.

  • The Inflated Tear (Atlantic Masters 3614-2)

RRK (ts, manzello, stritch, cl, fl, whistle, English horn or flexaphone), Ron Burton (p), Steve Novosel (b), Jimmy Hopps (dr), Dick Griffith (tb on Tr. 8). NYC, 1967.

Lackerschmid, Wolfgang, see Baker, Chet above)

Lewis, John

  • Jazz Abstractions (Atlantic 8122 ‘John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music’ series.)

Compositions by Günther Schuller and Jim Hall, feat. Ornette Coleman (as), Eric Dolphy (as, bs, fl), Bill Evans (p), Jim Hall (g), Scott la Faro (b), Sticks Evans (dr), The Contemporary String Quartet, et al.  Japanese leaflet and original LP sleevenote reduced to 1pt type don’t reveal where or when recorded (NYC?), or who the vibraphone player is.

Lockrane, Gareth

  • No Messin’ (Gailforce Records 002)

Septet: GL (fl), Robbie Robson (tp), Steve Kaldestad (ts), Trevor Mires (tb, euphonium), Robin Aspland (p), Matt Miles (b), Matt Home (dr). London, 2009.

‘Loose Tubes’

  • Dancing on Frith Street (Django Bates LM005)

Django Bates (p), Iain Ballamy (ts), John Parricelli (g), Steve Watts (b), Martin France (dr) et al. London 2010.

Marsalis, Branford (with Joey Calderazzo)

  • Songs of Mirth and Melancholy (Marsalis Music 0874)

BM (ts, ss), Joey Calderazzo (p). Durham NC, 2010.

McLaughlin, John

  • Black Light (Mediastartz, Monaco)

JMcL (g), Gary Husband (p), Etienne M’Bapé (b), Ranjit Barot (dr) (All various digital). London, Monaco 2015.

Miller, Mulgrew – see Pederson, Niels Henning Ørsted, below

Mingus, Charles

  • The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (Impulse Master Sessions 11742)

CM (b), Jaki Byard/CM (p), Jerome Richardson/Dick Hafer (ss, bs, ts, fl), Charlie Mariano (as), Jay Berliner (g), Dannie Richmond (dr), (et al). 1963.

  • Mingus Ah Um (Columbia CK65512)

CM (b), John Handy (as, ts), Booker Ervin (ts) Shafi Hadi (as), Jimmy Napper/Willie Dennis (tb), Horace Parlan (p), Dannie Richmond (dr). NYC May 1959.

  • Charles Mingus Not Heard…. (2-CD set. 2007 reissue, Sue Mingus Music)

CM (b, p), Lonnie Hillyer/Hobart Dotson (tp), Charles McPherson (as), Dannie Richmond (dr), et al. UCLA, 25 Sept 1965.

A remarkable recording of a big-band concert Mingus created especially for the Montreux festival. When told that owing to a booking error he had only a half-hour to play, he pulled out in protest, but turned up unexpectedly a week later to perform the same program at UCLA, where this 2-album set was recorded. Attempting to play the first piece, his sidemen were so out of time and tune that after several false starts he fired half the band live on-stage, as can be heard on the recording!

  • Nostalgia in Times Square (Disques Dreyfus)

Mingus Big Band ’93 (official tribute band). NYC 1993.

Mobley, Hank

  • Soul Station (Blue Note 84031)

HM (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Art Blakey (dr). Englewood NJ Feb 1960.

Monk, Thelonious

‘Thelonious Monk’ (2-CD, 3-album set, Riverside/2009 remaster Jazz Manifesto 38295)

  • Brilliant Corners

TM (p), Clark Terry (tp), Sonny Rollins (ts), Ernie Henry (as), Oscar Pettiford (b), Max Roach (dr). Dec 1956.

  • Thelonious Himself

John Coltrane (ts) and Wilbur Ware (b) play on ‘Monk’s Mood’. Apr 1957.

  • Monk’s Music

John Coltrane/Coleman Hawkins (ts), Ray Copeland (tp), Wilbur Ware (b), Art Blakey (dr). Jun 1957.

  • At Carnegie Hall (Blue Note/Thelonious Records 35173)

John Coltrane (ts), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (b), Shadow Wilson (dr). NYC 1957.

  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (2-CD edition)

Charlie Rouse/ Barney Wilen (ts), Sam Jones (b), Art Taylor (dr). NYC 1959.

Morgan, Lee

  • The Sidewinder (Blue Note 84157)

LM (tp), Barry Harris (p), Joe Henderson (ts), Bob Cranshaw (b), Billy Higgins (dr). NJ, Dec 1963.

  • Search for the New Land (Blue Note 91896)

Wayne Shorter (ts), Grant Green (g), Herbie Hancock (p), Reggie Workman (b), Billy Higgins (dr). NJ, Feb 1964.

  • The Gigolo (Blue Note RVG Edition (0946-3)

Wayne Shorter (ts), Harold Mabern (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Billy Higgins (dr). NJ, 1965.

Nelson, Oliver

  • The Blues and the Abstract Truth (Hallmark/Pickwick 715682)

ON (as, ts), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Eric Dolphy (fl, as), Bill Evans (p), George Barrow (bs) Paul Chambers (b), Roy Haynes (dr). (1961?)

Parker, Charlie

  • The Complete Masters, 1941-1953 (13-album set. Universal Music Classics & Jazz France, 2011. 533 612-3. )

You name them… Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Buck Clayton, Sarah Vaughan, Bud Powell, John Lewis, Lennie Tristano – ‘The Metronome AllStars’ – Erroll Garner, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Kenny Clarke, Hank Jones, Coleman Hawkins, Red Norvo, Freddie Green, Barney Kessel, Billy Bauer, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Johnny Hodges, Charles Mingus, Ray Brown, Percy Heath, Tommy Potter, Teddy Kotick, Red Rodney, Kenny Dorham, Jay McShann, Fats Navarro, Milt Jackson, Al Haig, Buddy deFranco, Dave Lambert, Gil Evans….

  • The Savoy Recordings Vol 1 (Savoy Jazz)

CP (as), Miles Davis (tp), Dizzy Gillespie (p)/Clyde Hart/Bud Powell (p), Curly Russell/Tommy Potter (b), Max Roach (dr). 1944/7.

  • The Savoy Recordings Vol 2 (Savoy Jazz)

Miles Davis (tp), John Lewis/Duke Jordan (p), Curly Russell/Tommy Potter/Nelson Boyd (b), Max Roach (dr). 1947/8.

  • Jazz at Massey Hall (Debut/OJC Remasters)

Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Bud Powell (p), Charles Mingus (b), Max Roach (dr). Toronto, 1953.

  • Charlie Parker with Strings (Clef/Verve Classics)

Various orchestral – see insert leaflet. 1956. (Print too small to see, sorry!)

  • Jam Session (Verve 833 564-2)

With: Charlie Shavers (tp), Bennie Carter/Johnny Hodges (as), Ben Webster/Flip Phillips (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Barney Kessel (g), Ray Brown (b), JC Heard 9dr). LA, July 1952.

NB: this album is terrific, but it should have been released as Charlie Shavers’ Jam Session as there’s not a lot of Parker on it.

  • Bird & Chet: Inglewood Jam (Jazz Book 1209)

Chet Baker (tp), Sonny Criss (as), Al Haig (p), Harry Babasin (b), Lawrence Marable (dr). NJ, 1952.

NB: The 23-year-old Baker seems overawed by Parker’s virtuoso playing and struggles with the bebop idiom. Then halfway into Track 2 he suddenly gets it. Archive material.


  • String Theory (Whirlwind Recordings WR4671)

Duncan Eagles (ts, as), Max Luthert (b), Eric Ford (dr). String quartet leader Benet McLean. UK, 2015.

Pass, Joe

  • Virtuoso 1 (Pablo 2310 718-2)

JP (g). NYC, 1974.

  • I remember Charlie Parker (Pablo OJCCD 602-2)

JP (g). LA, 1979.

Pastorius, Jaco

  • Truth, Liberty & Soul (2-CD – Resonance HCD-2027)

JP (b), with the Word of Mouth Big Band (feat. Bob Mintzer (ts, ss, bc), Randy Brecker (tp), Don Alias (percussion), Peter Erskine (dr). Guest: Toots Thielemans (h). Live at the Kool Jazz Festival, NYC, June 1982.

Pederson, Niels Henning Ørsted (with Mulgrew Miller)

  • The Duo – Live (Storyville 1038444 – 2CD reissued both estates 2016)

NHØP (b), Mulgrew Miller (p). North Sea Jazz Festival, June 2000.

Peterson, Oscar

See Grappelli, Stephane (above) and elsewhere.

Petrucciani, Michel (with Niels Henning Ørsted Pederson)

  • Petrucciani NHØP (Disques Dreyfus 46050, 2-CD set)

MP (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pederson (b). Copenhagen Jazzhouse, April 1994.


  • Parallax (Edition 1979)

Jasper Holby (b), Ivo Neame (p), Anton Eger (dr). Abbey Road Studios, London, 2015.

Pine, Courtney

  • Journey to the Urge Within (Antilles New Directions CCD6700)

CP (ss, ts), Julian Joseph (p), Gary Crosby (b), Mark Mondesir (dr), Orphy Robinson (vb), Ray Carless (bs), Cleveland Watkiss (vocal); Susaye Greene (vocal), Roy Carter (kb); Martin Taylor (g), Kevin Robinson (tr), Ian Mussington (percussion). London, July 1986.

Potter, Chris

  • Circuits (2019, Edition Records EDN1123)

CP (ts, cl, fl, g), James Francies (p, kb), Linley Marthe (b), Eric Harland (dr). NYC, rec. 2017

Rahman, Zoe

  • Where Rivers Meet (Manushi Records)

ZR (p), Idris Rahman (woodwinds, vocals), Samy Bishai (v), Oli Hayhurst (b), Gene Calderazzo (dr). UK 2008.

  • Dreamland (Manushi Records CD006)

ZR (p). UK, 2015

Rayner, Alison Quintet (ARQ)

  • A Magic Life

Alison Rayner (b), Deirdre Cartwright (g), Steve Lodder (p), Diane McLoughlin (ts), Buster Birch (dr). London, 2016.

‘Return to Forever’

  • The Mothership Returns (3-CD set, Eagle Records)

Chick Corea (p, kb), Frank Gambale (g), Stanley Clarke (b), Jean-Luc Ponty (v), Lenny White (dr). 2002.

Rollins, Sonny

  • Saxophone Colossus (expanded, disc 1 of 2, Prestige Records/Blue Note triple album)

SR (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Doug Watkins (b), Max Roach. Jun 1956.

  • Newk’s Time (disc 2, Blue Note)

Wynton Kelly (p), Doug Watkins (b), Philly Joe Jones (dr). Sep 1957.

  • Tenor Madness (disc 2, Blue Note)

John Coltrane (ts), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (dr). May 1956.

  • The Bridge (Columbia Jazz Classics/RCA 94602)

Jim Hall (g), Bob Cranshaw (b), Ben Riley/Harry T Saunders (dr). NYC 1962.

Roney, Wallace

  • Blue Dawn – Blue Nights (Blue Note HCD7312)

WR (tp), Emilio Modeste (ts, ss), Oscar Williams (p), Quintin Zoto (g), Paul Cuffari (b), Koju Odu Roney/Lenny White (dr). Englewood NJ, 2018.

  • No Job Too Small (Savoy (SVY 17274)

WR (tp), Antoine Ronay/Gary Thomas/Ravi Coltrane (ts), Geri Allen/Donald Brown/Mulgrew Miller (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr), et al. Englewood NJ, 1987, 1990, 1991.

Rubalcaba, Gonzalo (with Charlie Haden)

  • Tokyo Adagio (Verve Impulse 060254)

GR (p), Charlie Haden (b). Tokyo, 2005.

Sagebin, Glauco

  • When Baden Meets Trane (Blue Toucan Music)

GS (p), Santi Debriano (b), Paolo Braga (dr). NYC 2003.

Scofield, John

  • Past Present (Impulse 4738415)

JS (g), Joe Lovano (ts), Larry Grenadier (b), Bill Stewart (dr). Stamford, Ct. 2015.

  • Country For Old Men (Impulse 060255)

JS (g, uke), Larry Goldings (p, kb). Steve Swallow (b), Bill Stewart (dr). Stamford, Ct. 2016.

Shorter, Wayne

  • Speak No Evil (Blue Note 84194)

WS (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Ron Carter (b), Elvin Jones (dr). Dec 1964.

  • Footprints Live (Verve)

Danilo Perez (p), John Patitucci (b), Brian Blade (dr). France, Italy Jul 2001.

  • The Soothsayer (Blue Note Classic – Japanese remaster 2012)

James Spaulding (as), Freddie Hubbard (tp), McCoy Tyner (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr). Englewood NJ, 1965.

  • Schizophrenia (Blue Note CDP 7243 80)

Curtis Fuller (tb), James Spaulding (as, fl), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Joe Chambers (dr). NJ, 1967.

Silver, Horace

  • Song for my Father (Blue Note 84185)

HS (p), Joe Henderson/Junior Cook (ts), Carmell Jones/Blue Mitchell (tp), Teddy Smith/Gene Taylor (b), Roger Humphries/Roy Brooks (dr). 1963, 1964.

  • Blowin’ the Blues Away (Blue Note 84017)

Blue Mitchell (tp), Junior Cook (ts), Gene Taylor (b), Louis Hayes (dr). Englewood NJ, 1959.

Simcock, Gwylim

  • Blues Vignette (2-CD set, Basho Records SRCD 32-2)

GS (p), Trio w. Yuri Goloubev (b), James Maddren (dr); Duo w. Cara Berridge (cello). Ardingley UK, 2009.

  • Good Days at Schloss Elmau

GS (p). 2010

  • Lighthouse (ACT 9525-2)

‘The Lighthouse Project’: GS (p, melodica), Tim Garland (ss, ts), Asaf Sirkis (dr, percussion). 2012.

Tatum, Art and Ben Webster

  • The Art Tatum-Ben Webster Quartet (Phoenix 131545)

AT (p), BW (ts), Red Callender (b), Bill Douglass (dr). LA 1958.

Taylor, John

  • Nightfall (The CalArts Sessions – Naimcd 007)

JT (p), Charlie Haden (b). Valencia Ca. 2003.

Also for John Taylor, see titles by Kenny Wheeler; Norma Winstone.

Thielemans, Toots

  • Only Trust Your Heart (Concord CCD-4355)

TT (h), Fred Hirsch (p), Marc Johnson/Harvie Swartz (b), Joedy Baron (dr). LA, 1988.

  • The Brazil Project, Vol 2 (Private Music 82110 -2)

TT (h), many others. Vocals from: Ivan Lins, Edu Lobo, Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque. Oscar Castro-Neves/ Djavan/ Joao Bosco/ Luis Bonfa/ Caetano Veloso (g). Eliane Elias/Dave Grusin/ Ivan Lins/ Gilson Peranzetta (p, kb). Rio/LA 1993.

Tracey, Stan

  • Under Milk Wood (ReSteamed/ The Stan Tracey Collectors Series, 2010)

ST (p), Bobby Wellins (ts), Jeff Clyne (b), Jackie Dougan (dr). London, Mar 1965.

Tristano, Lennie

‘Intuition’ (4-CD set, recordings 1945 to 1952. Proper Records Properbox 64)

  • Out on a Limb
  • New Sound
  • Crosscurrents
  • Lennie’s Pennies

Emmett Carls Sextet: LT (p), Shorty Rogers (tp), Earl Swope (tb), Emmett Carls (ts), Chubby Jackson (b), Don Lamond (dr).

Lennie Tristano Trio: Billy Bauer (g), Leonard Gaskin/Clyde Lombardi/Bob Leininger/Arnold Fishkin/John Levy (b).

The Metronome Allstars (on CD-3): Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (tp -1,2,5), Kai Winding (tb), J.J. Johnson (tb -1,2,5), Buddy DeFranco (cl), Charlie Parker (as), Charlie Ventura (ts), Ernie Caceres (bs -1,2,5), LT (p -1,2, p, arr -3/5), Billy Bauer (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Shelly Manne (dr), Pete Rugolo (arr -1,2)

The Lennie Tristano Quintet: Lee Konitz (as), Billy Bauer (g), Arnold Fishkin (b), Shelly Manne (dr on CD-3, Trs 1,2,4);

The LT Sextette: as before, with Warne Marsh (ts). Other players inc. Peter Ind/Joe Shulman/John Levy (b), Harold Granowsky/Jeff Morton/Roy Haynes (dr).

Tyner, McCoy

  • Nights of Ballads and Blues (Impulse IMP12212)

McCT (p), Steve Davis (b), Lex Humphries (dr). Englewood NJ 1963.

  • New York Reunion (Chesky Records)

Joe Henderson (ts), Ron Carter (b), Al Foster (dr). NYC, 1991.

Note: it might just be lockdown syndrome and the present possibility that the next album might be the last I ever hear, but I have to write admiringly that, wonderful as the recently deceased Tyner, 81, is on this album, Joe Henderson produces a master-class of inspired musicality and controlled technique that proves not all of the great saxophone players had to be John Coltrane or Sonny Rollins. This is a really superb album, incidentally – I won’t even get started on how good Carter is!

Uehara, Hiromi

  • Move (Hiromimusic/Telarc International, TEL 33814)

HU (p, kb), Anthony Jackson (b), Simon Phillips (dr). Zionsville, Indiana, Apr 2012.

  • Spiral (Telarc CD-83631. c/w Bonus DVD)

HU (p), Tony Grey (b), Martin Valhora (dr). Nashville, 2005.

  • Another Mind (Telarc Jazz 83558)

HU (p, kb), Mitch Cohn (b), Dave DiCenso (dr). With Anthony Jackson b), Jim Odgren (as), Dave Fiuczynski (g). Prod. Ahmad Jamal, NYC 2002.

  • Time Control (Telarc CD-83655)

‘Sonicbloom’: HU (p, synths, silly noises), Dave Fiuczynski (g, pedals), Tony Grey (b), Martin Valihara (dr). Nashville 2006.

That this is very probably her worst album, which (although she takes a producer/arranger credit) is immediately obvious from the endless list of management, post-production and product-placement credits and the fashion photography in the packaging. It’s a cry for help more than anything – a slick, self-indulgent, musically offensive, corporate branding exercise.

Waldron, Mal

  • The Quest (Prestige/New Jazz, remix 1992. OJCCD082-2)

MW (p), Eric Dolphy (as, cl), Booker Ervin (ts), Ron Carter (cello), Joe Benjamin (b), Charles Persip (dr). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1961.

Warren, Huw

  • Nocturnes and Visions (Maizeh Music MM1805)

and Iain Ballamy – see Tabor, June, Vocal, below.

 Wheeler, Kenny

  • One of Many (CamJazz 7835-2)

KW (fh), John Taylor (p), Steve Swallow (b). Lüdwigsburg, July 2006.

  • Gnu High (ECM1069)

KW (fh), Keith Jarrett (p), Dave Holland (b), Jack de Johnette (dr). NYC, 1976

  • What Now? (CamJazz 7778-2)

KW (fh), Chris Potter (ts), John Taylor (p), Dave Holland (b). NYC, 2004.

  • The Widow in the Window (ECM/Verlag GmbH)

KW (fh), John Abercrombie (g), John Taylor (p), Dave Holland (b) Peter Erskine (dr). NYC, 1990.

  • Double, Double You (ECM 1262)

KW (fh), Michael Brecker (ts), John Taylor (p), Dave Holland (b), Jack de Johnette (dr), NYC, 1983.

  • It Takes Two! (CAMJazz 7786-2)

KW (fl), John Abercrombie (g), John Parricelli (g), Anders Jormin (dr). Udine, 2005.

  • Music for Large and Small Ensembles (2-CD set, ECM 1415/16)

Big Band: KW (fh), John Abercrombie (g), John Taylor (p), Norma Winstone (vocal), Dave Holland (b), Peter Erskine (dr), with Duncan Lamont (ts), Evan Parker (as), Chris Pyne (tb), et al. London, 1990.

  • Song for Someone (PSI Records 04.01)

Big Band: KW (fh), Mike Osborne/Evan Parker/Duncan Lamont (ts, as, ss), Alan Branscombe/John Taylor (p, kb), Ron Matthewson (b), Tony Oxley (dr), Chris Pyne (tb), Derek Bailey (g), with Norma Winstone (vocal), et al. London, 1973.

  • Siren’s Song (Justin Time 8455-2)

KW (fh), Norma Winstone (vocals), John Taylor (p) and the Maritime Jazz Orchestra. Halifax NS, 1997.

  • Where Do We Go From Here? (CAMJ 7764-2)

KW (tp, fl), John Taylor (p) Udine, 2004

  • The Long Waiting (CAMJ 7848-2)

Big Band, feat. Diana Torto (vocal). Inter alia: Duncan Lamont (as), Julian Siegel (ts), John Taylor (p), John Parricelli (g), Dave Stewart (b), Martin France (dr). Chorus arr. Pete Churchill. London, 2011

  • Mirrors – see: Winstone, Norma and The London Vocal Project (vocal, below)



  • The Best of Jazz Classics (1 CD, BBC Records and Tapes)

Inc. Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Joe Venutti/Eddie Lang, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Paul Whiteman, Duke Ellington, et al. Ed. Robert Parker. 1987.

  • Classic Jazz (4 CDs, Demon Music Group Ltd, 2005)

Earl Hines, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Art Tatum, Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, Lester Young, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Tad Dameron, Chet Baker, Erroll Garner, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, et al.

 Carter, Benny

  • Songbook (Music Masters Jazz 65134)

BC (as), Warren Vacche (tp), Chris Neville (p), Steve LaSpina (b), Sherman Ferguson (dr), feat. vocalists: Dianne Reeves, Carmen Bradford, Joe Williams, Marlena Shaw, Jon Hendricks, Diana Krall, Billy Stritch, Shirley Horn, Bobby Short, Ruth Brown, Weslia Whitfield, Nancy Marano, Carmen Bradford, Peggy Lee.


Bennett, Tony 

  • Have You Met Miss Jones? (Recall 2CD SMDCD353)

Orchestra under Torrie Zito. Some Bill Evans tracks. Ruby Braff Quartet – RB (tp), George Barnes (g). Various sessions, 1973-6.

  • The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans recordings (Fantasy/Concord Music Group Ltd. 2 CD set, remastered 2009. CD2 consisting of out-takes)

TB (vocals), Bill Evans (p). 1975, 1976.

Beraha, Brigitte

  • Chasing Rainbows (Moletone 006)

‘Babelfish’: BB (vocals), Barry Green (p), Chris Laurence (b), Paul Clavis (dr). Welwyn UK, 2014.

…and Frank Harrison

  • The Way Home (Linus Records)

BB (vocal), Frank Harrison (p), guests: Patrick Bettison (h), Enzo Zirilli (percussion). London, 2018.

Bertault, Camille

  • En Vie (Sunnyside SSC 1438)

BC (vocals), Olivier Hutman (p), Gildas Boclé (b), Antoine Paganotti (dr). Yvelines, France (mastered NYC), 2015.

  • Pas de Géant (Sony Music/ Okeh 88985)

CB (vocals, arr.), Michael Leonhart (arr., tp, kb, perc.), Dan Tepfer (p), Stephane Guillaume (ts, as, bc, fl), Daniel Mille (acc), Christophe Minck/Joe Sanders (b), Jeff Ballard (dr), et al. Paris, 2018.

Notable for her amazing vocalese on Giant Steps! (Tr 4, “Là ou tu vas” – rough trans: ‘There you go!’)

Bey, Andy

  • The World According to… (High Note HCD 7523)

AB (p, vocals). Paramus NJ, 2013

  • American Song (12th Street Records/Minor Music MM801117)

AB (vocals), Geri Allen (p), Frank Wess (ts), Dwight Andrews (cl, bcl, fl, ss), Vernell Garnett (tp), Paul Meyers (g), Kyoshi Kitegawa (b), Mark McLean (dr). Et al. Englewood NJ, 2003)

Carroll, Liane

  • The Right to Love (Quietmoney MR 0004 CD)

LC (vocals, p, Fender Rhodes), Mark Edwards/Malcolm Edmonstone (p), Kirk Whalum (ts), Mark James (g), James McMillan (tp, tb, vb, kb), Greg Heath (fl), Roger Carey/Loz Garrett (b), Ralph Salmins/Russell Field (dr). Hastings, UK 2017.

  • Seaside (Quietmoney/Linn Records AKD533)

LC (vocals, p), Mark Edwards/Malcolm Edmonstone (p), Mark James (g), Julian Seigel (as), Steve Pearce (b), Ian Thomas (dr), James McMillan (tp, kb), et al. Hastings UK, April 2015.

  • Ballads (Quietmoney Recordings)

LC (vocals, p on tr 11), Mark Edwards (p), Gwylim Simcock (p on tr. 4), James MacMillan (tr), Mark James (g), Kirk Whalum (ts on tr. 9), Steve Pearce/Roger Carey/Mark Hodgson/Chris Hill (b), Mark Fletcher/Ralph Salmins (dr).  ‘Big Band’ arr. Chris Walden. City of Prague Philharmonic (tr 2,5,7). UK various studios, 2012.

  • Break Even (The Agency records) (With John Etheridge)

LC (vocals), John Etheridge (g), Pete Whittaker (Hammond B3 organ), Mark Fletcher (dr). London, 2007. Tr. 11 London, 1996.

  • Standard Issue (Splashpoint Records)

LC (p, vocals, kb), Bobby Welling (ts), John Parricelli (g), Roger Carey (b), Greg Leppard (dr). Ian Shaw (guest vocal on Tr 10 – You’ve Got a Friend). 2005.

  • Slow Down (Splashpoint Records)

LC (p, kb, vocals), Ian Shaw (p) appears on Tr. 12 – If I Loved You.  2007.

  • Up and Down (Quietmoney Recordings)

Kenny Wheeler (fl), James McMillan (tp), Kirk Whalum (ts), Mark Hodgson/Roger Carey/Steve Pearce (b) Simon Purcell/Mark Edwards (p), Julian Siegel (ts, as), Mark Fletcher (dr). 2011.

  • Billy No Mates (Splashpoint Records)

LC (p, vocals). Seaford, June 2003.

  • Dolly Bird (Live at Ronnie Scott’s. RSJH Music JHCD051)

LC (p, vocals), Peter Kirtley (g, vocals), Steve Lamb (b), Greg Leppard (dr). London, Apr 1997.

  • Billion Dollar Gravy (with London Elektricity/Hospital Records) – see Influences section.

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Carter, Betty

  • Inside Betty Carter (Capitol Jazz reissue + two unreleased tracks)

Harold Mabern/unknown (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Bob Cranshaw/unknown (b), Roy McCurdy/unknown (dr). NYC 1964, 65.

  • I’m Yours, You’re Mine (Verve/PolyGram Records 533 28-2)

Xavier Davis (p), Mark Shim (ts), Andre Hayward (tb), Curtis Lundy/Matt Hughes (b), Gregory Hutchinson (dr). NY 1996.

  • Feed the Fire (Verve 523600)

Geri Allen (p), Dave Holland (b), Jack deJohnette (dr). Royal Festival Hall, London, Oct 1993.

  • Droppin’ Things (Polygram 843991-2)

Marc Cary (p), Tarus Mateen (b), Gregory Hutchinson (dr). Feat. Geri Allen (p), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Craig Handy (ts). NYC, 1990.

One of my all-time favorite albums!

  • It’s Not About the Melody (Verve 314 513 870-2)

Cyrus Chestnut/Mulgrew Miller/John Hicks (p), Ariel J Rowland/Christian McBride/Walter Booker (b), Clarence Penn/Lewis Nash/Jeff Watts (dr). Feat. Craig Handy (ts). Prod. BC, San Francisco, 1992.

  • Betty Carter’s Finest Hour (Verve 589-778-2)

Recordings late 1950s to 1990s. Various artists.

  • The Audience with Betty Carter (2-cd, Verve 835 6842)

John Hicks (p), Curtis Lundy (b), Kenneth Washington (dr). SF, 1979.

  • The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter duets: see under McRae, Carmen

Charles, Ray

  • **Ray Charles and Betty Carter (Analogue Productions 2012/ABC Paramount)

BC (vocal), RC (p, vocal), Ray Charles Band (David ‘Fathead’ Newman ts), orchestra arr. Marty Paitch, Jack Halloran Singers. Hollywood, June 1961.

Dearie, Blossom

  • Blossom Dearie (Verve/Polygram Jazz Vocal Classics 837934-2)

BD (p, vocal), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Jo Jones (dr). Plus chorus. NYC, 1956.

  • For Café Après-Midi (Evergreen Review/Victor UCCU-1022)

BD (p, vocal). Orchestral backings, trio – no details (Japanese issue) 2003.

Elling, Kurt

  • Close Your Eyes (Blue Note)

KE (annoying vocal gymnastics), Lawrence Hobgood (p, kb) Edward Petersen/Von Freeman (ts), Dave Onderdonk (g), Eric Hochberg/Rob Amster (b), Paul Wertico (dr). 2008.

Fitzgerald, Ella

  • Queen of Jazz (Newsound NST 218)

(Compilation album.  Issued in a bundle of 3 CDs with Sarah Vaughan (see below), Lena Horne. 1998. No artist information or recording dates. Sounds early.)

  • Do Nothing ’til You Hear From Me (single track found on a re-recordable CD, probably from the album Ella Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (1957). If so…)

EF (vocals), Ben Webster (ts); Stuff Smith (v); Paul Smith (p); Barney Kessel (g); Joe Mondragon (b); Alvin Stoller (dr).

  • Ella in Berlin (Verve Classics)

EF (v), Paul Smith (p), Jim Hall (g), Wilfred Middlebrooks (b), Gus Johnson (dr). Berlin, 1960.

  • The Stockholm Concert, 1966 (Pablo Live/Riverside Records 1984)

With: the Duke Ellington Band feat. Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves (ss), Mercer Ellington, Cootie Williams, Herb Jones (tps), John Lamb (b), Sam Woodyard (dr), et al.; Ella’s trio: Jimmy Jones (p), Joe Comfort (b), Gus Johnson (dr). Prod. Norman Granz, Stockholm, 1966.

  • EF The Legendary Rome Concert (previously k.a.: ‘Ella in Rome, The Birthday Concert’) (Essential Jazz Classics EJC55723)

Lou Levy (p), Max Bennett (b), Gus Johnson (dr). Feat. Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Philly Joe Jones (dr). Rome, April 1958 and Seattle, October 1956 (bonus tracks).

Franks, Michael

  • Time Together (Shanachie 5189)

Many musicians; guest artists, inc. Chuck Loeb (g, kb), Till Brönner (tp), Romero Lubambo (g). Catskill, NY and other places. No dates given. See Shanachie.com for details.

  • Blue Pacific (Reprise)

Many musicians; inc. Kirk Whalum (ts), Mark Russo (as), Joe Sample (p), Larry Carlton (g), John Patitucci (b), Peter Erskine (dr). Prod. Tommy LiPuma, Walter Becker. Tiny print on label precludes further details – Google it! Released 1990.

  • Rendezvous in Rio (KOC-CD9964)

Many musicians; inc. Chuck Loeb (g, kb), Romero Lubambo (ac g), Chris Hunter (ts, fl) et al.,  NY, 2006    

  • Barefoot on the Beach  (Windham Hill Jazz, BMG 01934 1443-2)

Feat.: Michael Brecker (ts), Randy Brecker (tp), Chuck Loeb (g), John Patitucci (b), Steve Gadd (dr), et al. LA, 1999.

  • One Bad Habit (Warner Bros 7599)

Musicians, various. NYC, 1979; LA 1980.

Gould, Rachel (see under Baker, Chet – above)

Gravine, Anita

  • Lights, Camera, Passion! (Soul Note 121306-2)

AG (vocals), Michael Abene (p), John Basile (g), Greg Gisbert (tp), Roger Rosenberg (bc), Sean Smith (b), Danny Gotlieb (dr). NYC, 1997.

  • Welcome to My Dream (The Jazz Alliance, TJA 10021)

AG (vocals), Michael Abene (p), Joe Shepley/Burt Collins (tps), Mickey Gravine (tb), Gary Burton (vb), George Mraz (b), Joey Baron (dr), et al. NYC, 1986.

Hartman, Johnny (see under Coltrane, John – above)

Holiday, Billie

  • The Silver Collection (Verve 823 449-2)

BH (vocals, fisticuffs), Ben Webster (ts), Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison (tp), Jimmy Rowles (p), Barney Kessel (g), Red Mitchell/Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller/Larry Bunker (dr). Prod. Norman Granz, Los Angeles 1956, 1957.

  • God Bless the Blues (Newsound/Penny label. 2005 compilation. Late recordings. No information.)
  • Sings Her Favourite Blues Songs (Disky SI903623. Compilation. No information)

Asked why I have only three albums by this greatest of all time – one of them – I reply, she had a fairly limited repertoire and most of it is represented on these three albums although other albums will have different versions and supporting musicians.

Horn, Shirley

  • Close Enough for Love (Verve 837933-2)

SH ( vocals, p), Charles Ables (b), Steve Williams (dr). guest Buck Hill (ts). NYC, Nov. 1988.

  • I Remember Miles (Verve 314557-2)

SH (vocals, p), Roy Hargrove (tp), Toots Thielemans (hm), Buck Hill (ts), Ron Carter/Charles Ables (b), Steve Williams/Al Foster (dr). NYC, 1997.

  • You Won’t Forget Me (Verve 847282-2)

SH (vocals, p), Charles Ables/Buster Williams (b), Steve Williams/Billy Hart (dr). Feat. Miles Davis/ Wynton Marsalis (tr), Buck Hill/ Branford Marsalis (ts), Toots Thielemans (h). NYC, 1990.

  • **Here’s to Life (Gitanes/Verve Originals)

SH (vocals, p) Charles Ables (b) Steve Williams (dr). Feat. Wynton Marsalis (tr). Orch. prod. Johnny Mandel. LA/NYC, 1992.

  • May the Music Never End (Verve 7602829)

SH (vocals), George Mesterhazy (p), Ed Howard (b), Steve Williams (dr). Feat. Ahmad Jamal (p), Roy Hargrove (tp). NYC 2003.

  • The Main Ingredient (Verve)

SH (vocals, p), Roy Hargrove (tp), Joe Henderson (ts), Buck Hill (as), Charles Ables (g), Steve Novosel (b), Billy Hart/Elvin Jones (dr) Home recorded, LA 1996.

Kent, Stacey

  • Close Your Eyes (Candid CCD79737)

SK (vocal), Jim Tomlinson (ts), Colin Oxley (g), David Newton (p), Andrew de Jong Cleyndert (b), Steve Brown (dr). Curtis Schwartz Studios, England 1997.

Kral, Irene

  • Where is Love? (Choice CHCD71012)

Irene Kral (vocal), Alan Broadbent (p). LA,1974

  • Kral Space (VeeJay/Collectables CD 7160)

IK (vocal), Alan Broadbent (p), Fred Atwood (b), Nick Ceroli (dr), Emil Rochards (vb, perc.) LA, 1977

Krall, Diana

  • Love Scenes (Impulse! IMP12342)

Diana Krall (p and vocal), Russell Malone (g), Christian McBride (b). 1997.

  • All For You (Impulse! Originals)

DK (p and vocal), Russell Malone (g), Christian McBride (b). 2005.

London, Julie

  • Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast (Liberty 88152)

No useful data. 1967.

Mancio, Georgia

  • Live at ReVoice! (Roomspin Records 1942)

12 Duets feat.: Andrew Clyndert (b), Andrew Cottle(eb), Nikki Iles (p), Tom Cawley (p), Michael Janisch (b), Liane Carroll (p), Colin Oxley (g), John Rebello (p), James Pearson (p), Robert Mitchell (p), Colin Oxley (g), Maurizio Minardi (acc), Ian Shaw (p). London, 2015.

  • Come Rain or Come Shine (Roomspin Records 41)

GM (vocal), Nigel Price (g), Julie Walkington (b). London, 2013.

McRae, Carmen

  • Sings Monk (Novus 3086-1, 2. Reissued 2001 + 2 unreleased tracks, BMG/Bluebird 1st Editions 9026-63841-2)

CMcR (vocal), Clifford Jordan/Charlie Rouse (ts), Eric Gunnison/Larry Willis (p), George Mraz (b), Al Foster (dr). SF Feb 1988/NYC Apr 1988.

  • Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics (Essential Jazz Classics EJC55543)

Natt Adderley (ct), Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis (ts), Mundell Lowe (g), Norman Simmons (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Walter Perkins (dr). NYC July 1961.

  • The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets Live at the Great American Music Hall (Verve 529579-2)

CMcR, BC (vocals), Eric Gunnison (p), Jim Hughart (b), Winard Harper (dr). SF Jan/Feb 1967.

  • **I’m Coming Home Again (Buddha Records/ Essential Jazz remasters – No data!!!)

From Discogs: Jorge Dalto (p), Grover Washington (ss), Hank Crawford (as), Alex Foster (ts), Freddie Hubbard et al. (tp), Hubert Laws (fl), Cornell Dupree (g), Buster Williams (b), Chris Parker (dr), strings. 1978, reissue 1980, NYC.

Monheit, Jane

  • *In the Sun (Silverline CD/DVD 284103)

JM (vocals), Michael Kanan (p), Joe Martin (b), Rick Montalbano (dr). Feat. Ivan Lins (p, vocals), Kenny Ascher (p), Ron Carter (b), Rene Toledo (g), Joel Frahm (ts), Tom Harrell (tp), Kenny Washington (dr). LA, 2002.

Murphy, Mark

  • Another Vision (Fever Music/Edel Germany 0208887CTT)

MM (vocal), Jack van Poll (p), Martin Wind (b), Hans van Oosterhuit (dr), with Turk Mauro (ts), Ack van Rooyen (tp). Netherlands 1992.

  • Meet Mark Murphy (Compilation, mostly of Muse recordings 1973-92. Camden Records 774092)

Disgracefully poor sleeve information. Feat. Randy Brecker/Ted Curson (tp), Michael Brecker (ts), Richie Cole (as), Joe DiPuma (g), Bob Magnussen (b). Issue date 2000.

  • Midnight Mood (MPS remaster/Universal Classics & Jazz, Cologne)

MM (vocals), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ronnie Scott (ts), Francy Boland (p), Jimmy Woods (b), Kenny Clarke (dr), Derek Humble (as), Sahib Shihab (bs & fl), Ake Persson (tb). London, Dec 1967.

  • Stolen Moments (Muse Records MCD 5102)

Richie Cole (as), Warren Gale (tp), Mark Levine (tb), Smith Dobson (p), Jim Nichols (g), Chuck Metcalf/Paul Breslin (b). Vince Lateano/Jack Gobbetti (dr). SF, June 1978.

  • I’ll Close My Eyes (Muse Records MCD 5436)

Claude Roditi (tp), John Basile (g), Cliff Carter (kb), Pat Rebillot (p), Dave Finck (b), Peter Grant (dr), Sammy Figueroa (percussion). NYC, 1991.

  • Some Time Ago (HighNote HCD7048)

Lee Musiker (p), Dave Ballou (tp), Allan Mezquida (ts), Steve laSpina/Sean Smith (b), Winard Harper (dr) NY, 1999.

  • *Once to Every Heart (Universal Classics 06024)

(MM vocal, p) Till Brönner (tp, prod.), Frank Chastener (p), Christian von Kaphengst (b), orch. arr. Nan Schwartz. Berlin 2005.

  • Bop for Kerouac (MCD5253)

Richie Cole (as, ts), Bruce Forman (g), Bill Mays (kb), Bob Magnusson/Luther Hughes (b), Roy McCurdy/Jeff Hamilton (dr), Michael Spire (pn). LA, 1991.

  • Love is What Stays (Verve 06025)

Till Brönner (tp), Frank Chastener (p), Christian von Kaphengst (b), Sebastian Masrk (dr), et al. feat Lee Konitz (as), Gregoire Peters (ts, fl, bc), Arne Schumannn (acc), Don Grusin (kb). Deutsches Symphonie Orchester of Berlin, arr. Nan Schwartz, . Berlin, 2007.

  • Mark Murphy Sings (12″ Vinyl LP recording acquired very expensively from the USA by mistake) (Muse 0698)

Don Grolnick (kb), Joe Puma (g), Dave Sanborn (as), Mike Brecker (ts), Randy Brecker (tp), Harvie Swarz (b), Jimmy Madison (dr). NYC, 1975.

  • Night Mood (The Music of Ivan Lins) (Milestone MCD9145-2)

Frank Morgan (as), Claudio Roditi (tp), feat. ‘Azymuth’: Jose Roberto Bertrano (p, kb), Alex Malheiros (b), Ivan Conti (dr). Berkeley CA, 1986.

  • Song for the Geese (RCA Victor 75421)

Marc Seales (p), Doug Miller (b), John Bishop (dr). Choir “Full Voice”. Redmond, Ca. 1997.

(The inner leaflet appears to have a personal inscription from Murphy to “Pete”. Can’t tell if it’s just a facsimile.)

  • September Ballads (Milestone MCD 9154-2)

Art Farmer (tp), Larry Coryell (g), Larry Dunlap (p, arr), Vince Lateano (dr), et al. Feat. Donald Bailey (h), Oscar Castro-Neves (ac g). Berkeley LA, 1987.

  • Brazil Song (12″ Vinyl LP recording acquired not too hideously expensively from the UK and not by mistake!) (Muse 5297)

Feat. Viva Brasil! Claudio Amaral (g), Michael Austin-Boe (p), Jay Wagner (kb), Rubens Moura (dr), Michael Spiro/Chalo Eduardo (percn), Julia Stewart (vocal Tr. A4, B3). San Francisco 1983.

O’Day, Anita

  • Anita O’ Day (Jazz Round Midnight Series – Verve compilation 1997)

Various artists, incl. Russ Garcia’s orchestra, Buddy Bregman’s orchestra, Marty Paitch’s orchestra, Jimmy Giuffre’s orchestra, Gary McFarland’s orchestra, Oscar Peterson trio. Individual soloists inc. Peterson/Bud Lavin (p), Barney Kessel/Herb Ellis/Tal Farlow (g), Bud Shank/Zoot Sims/Phil Woods (as), Bob Brookmeyer (tb), Joe Mondragon/Ray Brown (b), Alvin Stoller/John Poole/Mel Lewis/Larry Bunker (dr). Various dates 1955-62.

  • The Verve Years (3-CD set, Not Now Music, NOT 125)

No artists listed, 75 tracks probably made that difficult, but Stan Kenton, Billy May… and see list above. Recordings 1957-62.

Peyroux, Madeleine

  • **Careless Love (Rounder Records/Universal)

(MP vocal, g), Dean Parks (g), Larry Goldings (p, kb) Lee Thornberg tp), David Piltch (b), Jay Bellerose (dr). LA 2004.

Reeves, Dianne

  • The Grand Encounter (Blue Note CDP 74328)

DR (vocals), Kenny Barron (p), Clark Terry/Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison (tp), James Moody (ts), Phil Woods (as), Al Grey (tb), Rodney Whittaker (b), Herlin Riley (dr). Guest cameos from ‘Big Joe’ Williams (vocal), Toots Thielemans (h). NYC, 1996.

  • Beautiful Life (Concord Records 2341715)

Too many artists to list. Cameos from Gregory Porter (vocals), Esperanza Spalding (b, vocals), Terri Lyne Carrington (prod., vocals), George Duke (p), Romero Lubambo (ac. g), Gregoire Maret (harmonica). NJ, 2013.

  • Art and Survival (E:G/EMI USA E2-28494)

Kenny Kirkland/Frank Collett/David Torkanovsky/John Beasley (p) John Pisano/Charles Johnson (g) Abraham Laboriel/John Patitucci (b) Abraham Laboriel Jr/Billy Kilson (dr), et al. LA/NYC 1994.

Simone, Nina

Trilogy (triple CD, Not Now Music Ltd, 2010, features:)

  • Little Girl Blue (Bethlehem Records BCP6028)

NS (p, vocals), Jimmy Bond (b), Albert ‘Toots’ Heath (dr). 1958.

  • The Amazing Nina Simone (Colpix Records CP407, 1959)

NS (p, vocals)

  • Nina Simone at Town Hall (Prod. Jack Gold)

Jimmy Bond (b), Albert ‘Toots’ Heath (dr). 1959.

Possibly her greatest album.

  • Sings the Blues (RCA Legacy 82876)

NS (p, vocals), Rudy Stevenson/Eric Gale (g), Bob Bushnell (b), Eric Purdie (dr). NYC 1966, 67.

Shaw, Ian

  • Lifejacket (Linn Records AKD311)

IS (p, vocals), Julian Siegel (as), Guy Barker (tp), David Preston (g), Thad Kelly (b), Mark Fletcher (dr). Liane Carroll appears on Tr. 6: Let’s Stay Forty-Two. 2008.

  • Somewhere Towards Love (Splashpoint Records, 2009.)

IS (p, vocals)

Spalding, Esperanza

  • **Chamber Music Society (Heads Up/Concord Music Group Inc)

ES (b, vocals), Leo Genovese (p), David Eggars (cello), Ricardo Vogt (g), Terri Lyne Carrington (dr), with Milton Nascimento, Gretchen Parlato (vocals). 2010.

Tabor, June

  • Quercus (ECM Records ECM2276, 2013)

JT (vocal), Iain Ballamy (ts, ss), Huw Warren (p). 2006

Recorded live but not apparently in front of an audience, this ‘crossover’ program features the distinguished folk singer June Tabor accompanied by leading British (Welsh) jazz stalwarts Iain Ballamy and Huw Warren. As such, I don’t know where else to catalog it. (Quercus is Latin for the oak tree.)

Teal, Clare

  • At Your Request (CDMUDCT 5)

Clare Teal Mini-Big Band: CT (vocals), Grant Windsor (p), Simon Little (b), Ben Reynolds (dr), Sam Mayne (as, fl), Dave O’Higgins (ts, fl), Martin Shaw (tp), Ashley Horton (tb), Andy Playfoot (vocals). London 2014.

Vaughan, Sarah

  • Slow & Sassy (compilation – PAST CD 789 – Pavilion Records)

Various bands credited, eg Billy Eckstine, Teddy Wilson, Stuff Smith, John Kirby, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan Octet.  1944-46.

  • **The Magic of Sarah Vaughan (compilation album, early recordings. Issued in a set with Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne. Newsound NST 118. 1998, no information)x
  • The Divine Sarah Vaughan (2CD set, ‘The CBS Years 1949-1953’. 465597-2)

Masses of information. Too many musicians to list, house bands with, inter alia, Jimmy Jones (p), Grant Green/Mundell Lowe (g), Billy Taylor (b), Billy Butterfield (tp), etc.- but included her trumpeter husband George Treadwell’s All-Stars – with several tiny mentions of one Miles Davis…. Most tracks LA/NYC.

  • Ronnie Scott’s presents Sarah Vaughan Live (Pye Records 2-album set on vinyl, NSPL 18542)

Carl Schroeder (p), Walter Booker (b), Jimmy Cobb (dr). London, 1977.

Wardell, Anita

  • Straight Ahead (33Jazz 0044)

AW (vocals), Jason Rebello (p), Arnie Somogyi (b), Marc Meader (dr). London, 1998.

  • The Loire Allstars (JVG016CD)

AW (vocals), Dave O’Higgins (ts, ss), Mike Gorman (p), Oli Hayhurst (b), Tristan Mailliot (dr). London, 2014.

Wilson, Cassandra

  • Blue Light ‘til Dawn (Blue Note 81357)

CW (vocal, other stuff), Brandon Ross (g), Kenny Davis (b), Kevin Johnson/Bill McLellan/Cyro Baptista (dr), Charlie Burnham (v). 2010.

Winstone, Norma

  • Well Kept Secret (Sunnyside SSC 1477)

NW (vocal), Jimmy Rowles (p), George Mraz (b), Joe la Barbera (dr), Stacy Rowles (tp) on Tr 10. LA, 1993.

  • Mirrors (Edition EDN 1038)

NW (vocal), Kenny Wheeler (fh), Nikki Iles (p), Mark Lockheart (ts), Steve Watts (b), James Maddren (dr). The London Vocal Project: dir. Pete Churchill. All tracks, music by Kenny Wheeler. London, 2012.

  • Like Song, Like Weather (ENOCD 002)

NW (vocal), John Taylor (p). Ardingley, UK 1996

  • Distances (ECM 2028)

NW (vocal), Glauco Venier (p), Klaus Gesing (ss, bc). Udine, 2007.

If I may be permitted an observation, much of the music on this album I have just acquired (July 2018) is among the most exquisite I have heard. Remarkable ensemble playing, singing; writing. (UB)

  • Descansado – Songs for Films (ECM2587)

NW (vocal), Glauco Venier (p), Klaus Gesing (ss, bc). Helge Norbakken (percussion), Mario Brunello (v). Udine, 2007.

  • Dance Without Answer (ECM2333)

NW (vocal), Glauco Venier (p), Klaus Gesing (ss, bc). Lugano, 2012.

  • Somewhere Called Home (ECM1337)

NW (vocal), John Taylor (p), Tony Coe (cl, ts). Oslo, 1986.

  • Manhattan in the Rain (ENOCD 001)

NW (vocal), Steve Gray (p), Chris Laurence (b), Tony Coe (ts, cl). Ardingly UK, 1997.

  • Stories Yet to Tell (ECM 2158)

NW (vocal), Glauco Venier (p), Klaus Gesing (bc, ss). Udine, 2010.


 INFLUENCES (section in progress)

Adams, Oleta

  • Circle of One (2 CD set. Mercury Records CAROLR075CD)

OA (Vocal, p). Other musicians not credited. Tracks 1990, ’91. Compilation 2018.

  • Evolution (Fontana/Phonogram 594965-2)

OA (vocal, kb). Mostly: Michael Landau (g), Freddie Washington (b), Richie Stevens (dr). With: Dave Sanborn (as), Tom Scott (ts). LA, 1993.

Anderson, Carleen

  • Soul Providence (Orange Records/Dome CD59)

CA (vocals), Mark Edwards (p, kb), Ben Castle (ts, fl), Mark Vandergucht (g), Andy Hamill (b), Darren Abraham (dr), et al. Paul Weller (guest vocal Tr 5, g Tr 11), Jocelyn Brown (guest vocal, Tr 10). Brighton 2005.

  • True Spirit (2-CD inc. remix. Virgin/Circa Records CircDD 30)

CA (vocals). Instrumentation Ian Green. Prod/mix Ian Green/Brendan Lynch. London 1994.

Brahem, Anouar

  • Blue Maqams (ECM 2580)

AB (oud), Django Bates (p), Dave Holland (b), Jack de Johnette (dr). Munich, 2017.

Davis Jr., Sammy

  • Sammy Davis sings and Laurindo Almeida plays (Reprise RS6236, 1996. Reissued 1994 DCC Compact Classics Inc/MMS GmbH, Germany)

SD (vocals), Laurindo Almeida (g). 1966.

Gilberto, Joao

Sorry, it’s here somewhere!

Jobim, ‘Tom’ (Antonio Carlos)

  • Ao Vivo – Tom Canta Vinicius (Random Records RP359/Jobim Music. Reissue 2009)

ACJ (vocals, p), Paula Morelembaum (vocals), Paolo Jobim (g), Danilo Caymmi (fl), Jacques Morelenbaum (cello). Live in Rio, 1990.

King, B.B.

  • Blues on the Bayou (MCA Records Inc. MCD 11879)

BBK (vocal, g), James Toney (kb), Leon Warren (g), Michael Doster (b), Calep Emphrey (dr), et al. LA 1998.

  • Riding With the King (Reprise 9362-47612)

BBK (vocal, g), Eric Clapton (g, vocal), Andy Fairweather Low (g), Doyle Branhall 11 (g), Joe Sample (p), Nathan East (b), Steve Gadd (dr), et al. 2000.

Leão, Nara

  • Dez Anos Depois (Universal do Brazil UICY 3519. Japanese remaster 2001)

NL (vocals, g?), no other artist credits. Paris/Rio 1971.

London Elektricity

  • Billion Dollar Gravy (Hospital Records)

Prod. Tony Colman. Lianne Carroll (vocals), Robert Owens (vocals). 2003.

Mariano, Cesar Camargo

  • Duo (Trama T004/625-2)

CCM (p), Romero Lubambo (g). Rio, 2002.

Nascimento, Milton and Lô Borges

  • Clube da Esquina (Parlophone/RPM International Retro 937, remastered 2014)

MN (vocal), Salomão ‘Lô’ Borges (vocal, g, b, p, dr), Tavito (g), Wagner Tiso (p, kb), et al. Belo Horizonte, Br. 1972.

Regina, Elis

  • **Elis & Tom (Philips/Universal Music/Phonogram)

ER (vocal), Antonio Carlos Jobim (vocal, p); other musicians unidentified. LA, 1974.

‘Steely Dan’

  • The Very Best of… (2-CD compilation. Universal 5320541)

Donald Fagen (vocal, p), Walter Becker (g), Michael McDonald (guest vocal), et al. 2009.


JAZZ AT THE MOVIES (DVDs listed by director)

Baker, Fred

  • Jazz Masters Vintage Collection 1958-1961 (Fred Baker Film & Video Co./WEA, 1990)

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Ahmad Jamal, Lester Young, Count Basie, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Jimmy Giuffre, Red Allen, Jimmy Rushing, Gil Evans, Pee Wee Russell. Compilation of historic TV recordings.

Barnard, David

  • Diana Krall in Rio (Eagle Rock Entertainment/Eagle Vision 2009)

Tour dates, interviews, additional documentary footage. Personnel: DK (vocal, p), Anthony Wilson (g), John Clayton (b), Jeff Hamilton (dr), Paulinho daCosta (percussion).

Budreau, Robert

  • Born to be Blue (Universal Pictures)

Pisspoor biopic of Chet Baker’s drug-induced career breakdown, starring an over-age Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie. 2015.

Burns, Ken

Jazz, a Film by Ken Burns (Simply Home Entertainment 132581/The Jazz Film Project Inc.)

4-DVD box set, 12 TV episodes:

  • The Gift

ODJB, Bix Beiderbecke, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington

  • Pure Pleasure

Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller

  • A Masterpiece at Midnight

Charlie Parker #1, Ben Webster, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane

  • Dedicated to Chaos

Charlie Parker #2, Django Reinhardt, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Wynton/Branford Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson (‘the future’, apparently…) 2001.

Cavolina, Roberto and Ian McCrudden

  • Anita O’Day: the life of a jazz singer (2 DVD set. Elan Entertainment. Nod Productions/BBC, 2012)

With Gene Krupa, Roy Eldridge, Louis Amstrong, Stan Kenton, et al. Documentary: performances and interviews.

Dibb, Mike

  • The Miles Davis Story (Channel 4 TV, 2001)

Made-for TV documentary: rare interviews with MD and others, insights and memories, the music, the man and the public image. r/t 125 mins.

Eastwood, Clint

  • Bird (Warner Bros/Malpaso Productions, 1988)

Decent dramatised biopic of Charlie Parker, with Forrest Whitaker, Diane Venora. Original music, and score by Lennie Niehaus.

Garbus, Liz

  • What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix/Radical Media/Universal DV1239)

Bio-doc about Nina Simone: archive interviews, posthumous interviews with friends and colleagues, etc; performances, career suicide. 2005 (r/t 126 mins)

Giddins, Gary

  • Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker (Umbrella Music 0138/ Sony Video)

Documentary. Somewhat incoherent made-for-TV rendering of the brief life of the Great Man. Barely audible interview with Dizzy, Jay McShann, Roy Porter, Leonard Feather, and featuring both wives: Rebecca Parker Davis and Chan Parker. Archive footage of Bud Powell, Art Tatum, Lester Young, Monk and many others. 1987.

Granz, Norman and Gjon Mili

  • Improvisation (2 discs. EagleVision/Eagle Rock Entertainment c. 1950, 1995, 2007)

Legendary sessions 1950-79, interviews, Nat Hentoff intros and the complete 1944 version of  “Jammin’ the Blues”. Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Hank Jones….

Jopson, John

  • One Night with Blue Note (Capitol/Blue Note Records, 2003)

Re-launch concert for Alfred Lion’s iconic record label at Town Hall, New York. Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Tony Williams and many others. 1985.

Kojima, Akinori

  • Hiromi’s Sonicbloom Live in Concert (Telarc Intl.)

Hiromi Uehara (p), David Fiuczynski (g), Tony Grey (b), Martin Valihora (dr). Tokyo, 2007.

Collin, Kasper

  • I Called Him Morgan (Kasper Collin Productions and Film Väst, 2017)

Documentary around the life and dramatic murder while on-stage (by his traduced ex-wife, at 33) in 1972 of almost-great trumpeter, Lee Morgan. LA Times’ Film of the Year.

Kramer, Arthur

  • Trane Tracks: the legacy of John Coltrane (Efor Films/Jazz Movie Classics 2869049)

Documentary. JC, and too many artists to list…. Miles, Bird, Tyner, Dolphy, Elvin Jones etc. Tracks, clips, interviews, heavy drugs pun.

Lawrence, Jessica

  • Liane Live: Liane Carroll Trio live at the Brecon Jazz Festival, 2006. (Splashpoint Records)

LC (p, vocals), Roger Carey (b), Mark Fletcher (dr). Guest appearance: Roy Shaw. LC interviews w. Helen Mayhew, Julian Joseph.

Stellar festival concert session by Britain’s greatest working jazz/blues/gospel/country/R&B/ballad singer and her virtuoso bassist hubby.

McGlynn, Don

  • Charles Mingus – Triumph of the Underdog (Shanachie 6315)

Bio-doc, 1997, of the great but conflicted bassist and bandleader.

Peck, David and Philip Galloway (prods.)

  • Chet Baker Live in ’64 & ’79 (Reelin’ in the Years Productions/TDK Jazz Icons)

Rare film footage of two concerts widely separated in time. ‘Jazz pour tous’: CB (flugelhorn, vocal), Jacques Pelzer (as), René Urtreger (p), Luigi Trussardi (b), Franco Manzecchi (dr), Belgium 1964. ‘Königsberg Festival’: CB (tp), Wolfgang Lackerschmidt (vb), Michel Graillier (p), Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (b). Norway, 1979. Contains interview with ? and comprehensive liner note by Rob Bowman.

Petit, Samuel

  • Hiromi: The Hiromi Project Live in Marciac (Telarc DVD)

Hiromi Uehara (p), Anthony Jackson (b), Simon Phillips (dr). France, 2011.

Ritt, Martin

  • Paris Blues (Optimum Classic/Pennebaker Productions, 1961)

Drama about jazz musicians in Paris, starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Diahan Carroll. With Louis Armstrong. Soundtrack by Duke Ellington.

Rothschild, Hannah

  • The Jazz Baroness (3DD 2012. Clandestine Films, 2008)

Documentary. Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Chico Hamilton, Quincy Jones, Curtis Fuller, Archie Shepp, et al. With Helen Mirren as the voice of Pannonica Rothschild de Koenigswarter (Nica).

Stern, Bert

  • Jazz on a Summer’s Day (UmBrella/AV Channel, Australia)

Documentary. Louis Armstrong, Anita O’Day, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Guiffre, Sonny Stitt, Mahalia Jackson, et al.  Newport Festival, 1958.

Tavernier, Bertrand

  • Round Midnight (Warner Bros)

Semi-fictional drama, “based on incidents in the life of Bud Powell”. Oscar-nominated Dexter Gordon stars, Francois Cluset, Sandra Reaves-Phillips. Score by Herbie Hancock.  Stellar musical support from Hancock, Wayne Shorter, John McLoughlin, Ron Carter, Pierre Michelot, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams and many more. 1986.

Unknown director

  • Ron Carter & Art Farmer: Live at Sweet Basil (View Video 2332)

1992 gig, with Cedar Walton (p), Billy Higgins (dr).

Weber, Bruce

  • Let’s Get Lost (Little Bear Films/Nan Bush)

Bio-documentary. Chet Baker, et al. 2008.

Wetterholm, Lennart

  • Candy (Gazell Film/MVD 5211D)

Private Chet Baker trio session, filmed in Lidingo, Sweden, 1985. Michel Graillier (p), Jean Louis Rassinfosse (b). Tracks interspersed with a conversation with guest bassist, Red Mitchell.

26 DVDs

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