Art Blakey Discography

1944 (age 25)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Dizzy Gillespie, Marion Hazel, Shorty McConnell (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) John Malachi (piano, arranger) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Sarah Vaughan (vocals) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor) Tadd Dameron (arranger)
NYC, December 5, 1944
118-2If That's The Way You FeelDeLuxe 2001; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
119-4I Want To Talk About YouDeLuxe 2003; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
120Blowing The Blues AwaySwingtime (E) ST 1015; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
120-3-DeLuxe 2001; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
121-2Opus XDeLuxe 2002; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
122I'll Wait And PrayDeLuxe 2003; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
123The Real Thing Happened To MeDeLuxe 2002; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
* Ember (E) FA 2010   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B
* Audio Lab AL 1549   Billy Eckstine/Maxine Sullivan - Mr. B
* Swingtime (E) ST 1015   Billy Eckstine - Blowing The Blues Away
* Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128   Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 Young Dex 1944-1946
* DeLuxe 2001   Billy Eckstine - If That's The Way You Feel / Blowing The Blues Away
* DeLuxe 2003   Billy Eckstine - I Want To Talk About You / I'll Wait And Pray
* DeLuxe 2002   Billy Eckstine - Opus X / The Real Thing Happened To Me

1945

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone, arranger) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan (vocals) Tadd Dameron, John Malachi, Jerry Valentine (arranger)
AFRS Jubilee broadcast, Los Angeles, CA, February, March, 1945
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
Blowin' The Blues AwaySpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
'Deed I DoSpotlite (E) SPJ 100
I Wanna Talk About YouSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
--
TogetherSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Mean To Me-
Without A SongSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Mr. ChipsSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
--
Air Mail SpecialSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Don't Blame Me-
If That's The Way You FeelSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
--
Opus XSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Love Me Or Leave Me-
One O'Clock Jump (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 100   Billy Eckstine - Together
* Almanac QSR 2415   Billy Eckstine Orchestra 1945
* Xanadu 207   Billy Eckstine - I Want To Talk About You

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC53-1Lonesome Lover BluesNational 9015; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
NSC54-3A Cottage For SaleNational 9014; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC55-2I Love The Rhythm In A RiffNational 9014; EmArcy MG 36016; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC56Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)National 9015; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 36016   Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s
* Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128   Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 Young Dex 1944-1946
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* National 9015   Billy Eckstine - Lonesome Lover Blues / Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)
* National 9014   Billy Eckstine - I Love The Rhythm In A Riff / A Cottage For Sale

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Teddy Cypron (baritone saxophone) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC61My Deep Blue DreamNational 9021; EmArcy MG 36029; Regent MG 6054
NSC62Prisoner Of LoveNational 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC63A Penny For Your ThoughtsRegent MG 6052
NSC64It Ain't Like ThatNational 9020; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6052   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6044   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9021   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream / Jelly Jelly
* National 9017   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love / All I Sing Is Blues
* National 9020   Billy Eckstine - It Ain't Like That / I've Got To Pass Your House

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Teddy Cypron (baritone saxophone) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): same personnel
NYC, October, 1945
NSC69I'm In The Mood For LoveNational 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC70You Call It MadnessNational 9019; EmArcy MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC71All I Sing Is BluesNational 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC72Long, Long JourneyNational 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9016   Billy Eckstine - Long, Long Journey / I'm In The Mood For Love
* National 9019   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness / Tell Me Pretty Baby
* National 9017   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love / All I Sing Is Blues

1946

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Kenny Dorham, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Tate Houston (baritone saxophone) possibly Richard Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, January 3, 1946
NSC100I Only Have Eyes For YouNational 9076; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC103You're My EverythingNational 9052; EmArcy MG 36030; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC104I've Got To Pass Your HouseNational 9020; Savoy SJL 1127
NSC105The Jitney ManNational 9049; Savoy SJL 2214, SVY 17028
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Savoy SJL 1127   Billy Eckstine Sings
* Savoy SVY 17028   Kenny Dorham - Blues In Bebop
* National 9076   Billy Eckstine - I Only Have Eyes For You / Blues
* National 9052   Billy Eckstine - You're My Everything / Cool Breeze
* National 9020   Billy Eckstine - It Ain't Like That / I've Got To Pass Your House
* National 9049   Billy Eckstine - The Jitney Man / Sophisticated Lady

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): Fats Navarro (trumpet) Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) replaces Dorham, Simmons, Houston, Ellington
NYC, February, 1946
NSC114BlueNational 9018; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC115Second Balcony JumpNational 9018; EmArcy MG 36016; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC116Gloomy SundayNational 9037; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC117Tell Me Pretty BabyNational 9019; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36016   Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* National 9018   Billy Eckstine - Blue / Second Balcony Jump
* National 9037   Billy Eckstine - Gloomy Sunday / In The Still Of The Night
* National 9019   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness / Tell Me Pretty Baby

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): same personnel
NYC, March, 1946
NSC122Love Is The ThingNational 9125; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC123Without A SongNational 9061; EmArcy EP 1-6116, MG 36010; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC124Cool BreezeNational 9052, 9132; EmArcy MG 36038; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC125Don't Take Your Love From MeNational 9023; Savoy SJL 2214
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36010   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear
* EmArcy MG 36038   Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones
* EmArcy EP 1-6116   Billy Eckstine - ???
* National 9125   Billy Eckstine - Oo Bop Sh' Bam / Love Is The Thing
* National 9061   Billy Eckstine - Without A Song / Say It Isn't So
* National 9052   Billy Eckstine - You're My Everything / Cool Breeze
* National 9132   Billy Eckstine - Cool Breeze / Serenade In Blue
* National 9023   Billy Eckstine - All The Things You Are / Don't Take Your Love From Me

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax, possibly Rostelle Reese (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, unknown, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Billy Eckstine (valve trombone, vocals) Porter Kilbert, possibly Robert "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Frank Wess (tenor saxophone) unknown (baritone saxophone) possibly Linton Garner or Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ann Baker (vocals)
NYC, circa June, July, 1946
Second Balcony JumpHarlequin (E) HQ 2068
Rhythm In A Riff-
You Call It Madness-
Second Balcony Jump (alt. take)-
Lonesome Lover Blues-
Taps Miller-
I Cried For You-
I Want To Talk About You-
Our Delight-
Prisoner Of Love-
* Harlequin (E) HQ 2068   Billy Eckstine - Rhythm In A Riff (Soundtrack)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (trumpet) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 5, 1946
NSC164Oo Bop Sh' BamNational 9125; EmArcy MG 36038; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
-Oo Bop Sh' Bam (alt. take)Savoy SJL 2214
NSC165I Love The Loveliness Of YouNational 9030; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030
NSC166In The Still Of The NightNational 9037; EmArcy 16010, EP 1-6116, MG 26027, MG 36010; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC167Jelly JellyNational 9021; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Mercury SR 61187; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36038   Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 36010   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Mercury SR 61187   Various Artists - Original Golden Soul, Vol. 2
= Mercury SRM 2-600   Various Artists - Original Gold Soul: 21 All Time Soul Greats
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6044   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6116   Billy Eckstine - ???
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9125   Billy Eckstine - Oo Bop Sh' Bam / Love Is The Thing
* National 9030   Billy Eckstine - Time On My Hands / I Love The Loveliness Of You
* National 9037   Billy Eckstine - Gloomy Sunday / In The Still Of The Night
* EmArcy 16010, 16010x45   Billy Eckstine - In A Sentimental Mood / In The Still Of The Night
* National 9021   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream / Jelly Jelly

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (trumpet) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone) unidentified strings: add unidentified strings
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 6, 1946
NSC168My Silent LoveNational 9060; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC169Time On My HandsNational 9030; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC170All The Things You AreNational 9023; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC171In A Sentimental MoodNational 9060; EmArcy 16010, EP 1-6115, MG 36010; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6052   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36010   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6044   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* EmArcy EP 1-6115   Billy Eckstine - ???
* National 9060   Billy Eckstine - My Silent Love / In A Sentimental Mood
* National 9030   Billy Eckstine - Time On My Hands / I Love The Loveliness Of You
* National 9023   Billy Eckstine - All The Things You Are / Don't Take Your Love From Me
* EmArcy 16010, 16010x45   Billy Eckstine - In A Sentimental Mood / In The Still Of The Night

Earl Coleman

Miles Davis (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 18, 1946
168-1Don't Sing Me The BluesBlack Lion (G) BLCD 760102
168-2--
169-1Don't Explain To Me Baby-
169-2--
169-3--
169-4--
* Black Lion (G) BLCD 760102   Miles Davis - Boppin' The Blues

Ann Baker

Miles Davis (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ann Baker (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 18, 1946
170-1Baby, Won't You Make Up Your MindBlack Lion (G) BLCD 760102
170-2--
170-3--
171-1I've Always Got The Blues (incomplete)-
171-2I've Always Got The Blues-
171-3--
* Black Lion (G) BLCD 760102   Miles Davis - Boppin' The Blues

1947

Thelonious Monk Sextet

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Danny Quebec West (alto saxophone) Billy Smith (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 15, 1947
BN308-2HumphBlue Note 560, BLP 5009, BLP 1510
BN309-1Evonce (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN309-4EvonceBlue Note 547, BLP 1511
BN310-1Suburban EyesBlue Note 542, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
BN310-2Suburban Eyes (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN311-0TheloniousBlue Note 542, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
* Blue Note BLP 1510, BST 81510 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011   More Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 5009   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5002   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music
* Blue Note 560   Thelonious Monk - Humph / Misterioso
* Blue Note 547   Thelonious Monk - Evonce / Off Minor
* Blue Note 542   Thelonious Monk - Thelonious / Suburban Eyes

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 24, 1947
BN312-0Nice Work If You Can Get It (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN312-1Nice Work If You Can Get ItBlue Note 1575, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
BN313-0Ruby, My Dear (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN313-1Ruby, My DearBlue Note 549, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
BN314-0Well, You Needn'tBlue Note 543, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
BN314-1Well, You Needn't (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN315-0April In Paris (alt. take)-
BN315-1April In ParisBlue Note 1575, BLP 1510
BN317-1Off MinorBlue Note 547, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
BN316-3IntrospectionBlue Note BLP 1510
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011   More Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1510, BST 81510 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 5009   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5002   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music
* Blue Note 1575   Thelonious Monk - Nice Work If You Can Get It / April In Paris
* Blue Note 549   Thelonious Monk - Ruby, My Dear / Evidence
* Blue Note 543   Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight / Well, You Needn't
* Blue Note 547   Thelonious Monk - Evonce / Off Minor

Thelonious Monk Quintet

George Taitt (trumpet) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Bob Paige (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 21, 1947
BN318-3In Walked BudBlue Note 548, 45-1664, BLP 5009, BLP 1510
BN319-0Monk's MoodBlue Note 1565, BLP 1511
BN320-0Who KnowsBlue Note 1565, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
BN321-1'Round MidnightBlue Note 543, 45-1664, BLP 5002, BLP 1510, BLP 1001, BST2 84433, BST 89902
BN320-7Who Knows (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
* Blue Note BLP 1510, BST 81510 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 1
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011   More Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 5009   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5002   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music
* Blue Note 45-1664   Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight / In Walked Bud
* Blue Note 548   Thelonious Monk - In Walked Bud / Epistrophy
* Blue Note 1565   Thelonious Monk - Who Knows / Monk's Mood
* Blue Note 543   Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight / Well, You Needn't

Fats Navarro Quintette

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December 5, 1947
S3483-1NostalgiaSavoy SJL 2216
S3483-6-Savoy 955, XP 8025, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3484-3Barry's BopSavoy SJL 2216
S3484-6-Savoy 959, XP 8025, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3485-1Bebop RompSavoy SJL 2216
S3485-6-Savoy 959, XP 8026, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3486Fat BlowsSavoy XP 8026, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
* Savoy SJL 2216   Fats Navarro - Fat Girl
* Savoy MG 12133   Fats Navarro Memorial, Vol. 2 - Nostalgia
* Savoy MG 9019   Fats Navarro - New Sound In Modern Music, Vol. 6
* Savoy XP 8025   Fats Navarro - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 6
* Savoy XP 8026   Fats Navarro - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 7
* Savoy 955   Dexter Gordon - Dextrose / Fats Navarro - Nostalgia
* Savoy 959   Fats Navarro - Barry's Bop / Bebop Romp

Dexter Gordon Quintette

Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1947
S3491-3Settin'n The Pace, Part 1Savoy 913, XP 8022, MG 9003, MG 12130, SJL 2211
S3492-3Settin'n The Pace, Part 2-
S3493So EasySavoy 960, XP 8022, MG 9003, MG 12130, SJL 2211
-So Easy (alt. take)Savoy SJL 2211
S3494Dexter's RiffSavoy 960, XP 8080, MG 9016, MG 12130, SJL 2211
-Dexter's Riff (alt. take)Savoy SJL 2211
* Savoy MG 12130   Dexter Gordon - Dexter Rides Again
* Savoy SJL 2211   Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter
* Savoy MG 9003   Dexter Gordon And His Boys
* Savoy MG 9016   Dexter Gordon - New Sound In Modern Music, Vol. 3
* Savoy XP 8022   Dexter Gordon - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 3
* Savoy XP 8080   Dexter Gordon - New Sounds In Modern Music, Vol. 2
* Savoy 913   Dexter Gordon - Settin'n The Pace, Part 1&2
* Savoy 960   Dexter Gordon - So Easy / Dexter's Riff

Art Blakey's Messengers

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Howard Bowe (trombone) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Orland Wright (tenor saxophone) Ernest Thompson (baritone saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) LaVerne Barker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, December 22, 1947
BN322-3The Thin ManBlue Note 545, BLP 5010, CDP 7 84436 2
BN323-1The Bop AlleyBlue Note 546, BLP 5010, CDP 7 84436 2
BN323-2The Bop Alley (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84436 2
BN324-2Groove StreetBlue Note 546, CDP 7 84436 2
BN325-1Musa's VisionBlue Note 545, CDP 7 84436 2
* Blue Note CDP 7 84436 2   Max Roach/James Moody/Art Blakey - New Sounds
* Blue Note BLP 5010   Max Roach/James Moody/Art Blakey - New Sounds
* Blue Note 545   Art Blakey's Messengers - The Thin Man / Musa's Vision
* Blue Note 546   Art Blakey's Messengers - Groove Street / The Bop Alley

Ida James With John Hunt's Orchestra

John Hunt (trumpet) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Lawrence "88" Keyes (organ) probably John Simmons (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ida James (vocals) and others
NYC, 1947
I-1565Try A Little TendernessManor 1107
I-1566Yesterdays-
A1658You're A Fool If You Don'tManor 1121
A1660Let's Do It-
* Manor 1107   Ida James - Try A Little Tenderness / Yesterdays
* Manor 1121   Ida James - You're A Fool If You Don't / Let's Do It

1948

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WNYC radio broadcast, "Festival Of American Music", February 16, 1948
All The Things You AreChazzer 2002
Just You, Just Me-
Suburban Eyes-
* Chazzer 2002   The Vibes Are On Art Tatum/Thelonious Monk

James Moody And His Bop Men

Dave Burnes, Elmon Wright (trumpet) Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) James Moody (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) James "Men Gates" Forman (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Chino Pozo (bongos, vocals) Gil Fuller (arranger)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 25, 1948
BN344-0TropicanaBlue Note 553, BLP 5006, B 6503
BN345-1Cu-BaBlue Note 554, BLP 5006, B 6503
BN346-0Moody's All FranticBlue Note 556, BLP 5006, B 6503
BN347-0Tin Tin DeoBlue Note 555, BLP 5006, BLP 1001, BST2 84429, BST 89902
* Blue Note B 6503   James Moody/George Wallington - The Beginning And End Of Bop
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 5006   James Moody And His Modernists With Chano Pozo
= Blue Note CDP 7 84436 2   Max Roach/James Moody/Art Blakey - New Sounds
* Blue Note 553   James Moody - Tropicana / The Fuller Bop Man
* Blue Note 554   James Moody - Cu-Ba / Moodamorphosis
* Blue Note 556   James Moody - Moody's All Frantic / Workshop
* Blue Note 555   James Moody - Tin Tin Deo / Oh, Henry!

1949 (age 30)

Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra

Frank Galbreath, Gene Roland, Abdul Salaam, Lammar Wright (trumpet) Alfred Cobbs, Porky Cohen, Fred Zito (trombone) Rudy Powell, Teddy Small (alto saxophone) Harold Clark, Ike Quebec, Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Sidney Brown (baritone saxophone) Leroy Lovett, Lannie Scott (piano) Danny Perri (guitar) Horace Holmes (bass) Art Blakey, Chris Stanton (drums) Annisteen Allen, J. Carnes (vocals) Lucky Millinder (leader)
NYC, February 15, 1949
D9VB888Moanin' The BluesRCA Victor 20-3430; RCA (F) PM 42030, 6279-1-R
D9VB889How Would You Know-
* RCA Victor 20-3430   Lucky Millinder - Moanin' The Blues / How Would You Know
* RCA (F) PM 42030, 6279-1-R   Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra (no details)

Big John Greer And His Rhythm Rockers

Frank Galbreath (trumpet) Teddy Small (alto saxophone) Harold Clark (tenor saxophone) Big John Greer (tenor saxophone, vocals) Leroy Lovett (piano) Al Casey (guitar) Henry Holmes (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 8, 1949
D9VB1251Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-DeeRCA Victor 22-0023
D9VB1252Long Tall Gal-
D9VB1253I Found A DreamRCA Victor 22-0045
* RCA Victor 22-0023   Big John Greer - Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee / Long Tall Gal
* RCA Victor 22-0045   Big John Greer - I Found A Dream / If I Told You Once

Gil Fuller And His Orchestra

Dave Burns, Mustapha Daleel, Bill Massey, Abdul Salaam (trumpet) Charlie Johnson, Haleen Rasheed, Clarence Ross, Rip Tarrant (trombone) Jimmy Heath, Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Pritchard Cheesman, Billy Mitchell (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone, piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Gil Fuller (arranger, conductor, vocals)
NYC, June 11, 1949
D172 | D268Mean To MeDiscovery 115; Savoy SJL 2225
D173Blues For A DebutanteDiscovery 108; Savoy SJL 2225
D174 | D268The Scene ChangesDiscovery 115; Savoy SJL 2225
D175TropicanaDiscovery 108; Savoy SJL 2225
* Savoy SJL 2225   Various Artists - The Be Bop Boys
* Discovery 115, 45-115; Jazz Selection (F) 683; Vogue (E) V 2037   Gil Fuller - Mean To Me / The Scene Changes
* Discovery 108; Jazz Selection (F) 678; Vogue (E) V 2036   Gil Fuller - Blues For A Debutante / Tropicana

Big John Greer And His Orchestra

Frank Galbreath (trumpet) Zolman "Pork" Cohen (trombone) Tony Scott (clarinet) Big John Greer (tenor saxophone, vocals) Tate Houston (baritone, tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Danny Perri (guitar) Henry Holmes (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 27, 1949
D9VB1753Rockin' With Big JohnRCA Victor 22-0137
D9VB1754If I Told You OnceRCA Victor 22-0045
* RCA Victor 22-0137   Big John Greer - Rockin' With Big John / ???
* RCA Victor 22-0045   Big John Greer - I Found A Dream / If I Told You Once

1950

Sonny Stitt Quartet

Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, February 17, 1950
JRC1008AvalonPrestige PRLP 126, PRLP 7133, PR 7585, PRCD 24115-2
JRC1009ALaterPrestige 704, PRLP 126, PRLP 7077, PR 7585, PRCD 24115-2
JRC1010AAin't Misbehavin'Prestige 704, PRLP 7077, PR 7585, PRCD 24115-2
JRC1011Mean To MePrestige 752, PRLP 111, PRLP 7133, PR 7585, PRCD 24115-2
JRC1012Stairway To The StarsPrestige 824, PRLP 126, PRLP 7133, PR 7585, PRCD 24115-2
* Prestige PRLP 7133   Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits
* Prestige PR 7585   Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1
* Prestige PRLP 7077; Original Jazz Classics OJC 060, OJCCD 060-2   Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope
* Prestige PRCD 24115-2   Sonny Stitt - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRLP 126   Sonny Stitt Favorites, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRLP 111   Sonny Stitt - Mr. Saxophone
* Prestige 704   Sonny Stitt - Ain't Misbehavin' / Later
* Prestige 752   Sonny Stitt - Down With It / Mean To Me
* Prestige 824   Sonny Stitt - Stairway To The Stars / Sonny Sounds
= Prestige 886, 886x45   Sonny Stitt - Sonny Sounds / Stairway To The Stars

Dick Hyman Quintet

Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone -2,4) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone -3,4) Dick Hyman (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WNYC radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, February 18, 1950
1.Honeysuckle RoseKings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013
2.You're Driving Me CrazyOzone 1; Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013
3.The Way You Look Tonight-
4.Fine And Dandy-
* Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013   Here Are Stan Getz And Miles Davis
* Ozone 1   Miles Davis - Dick Hyman - Sonny Stitt

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WNYC radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, February 18, 1950
ConceptionOzone 1; Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124
Ray's Idea-
That Old Black MagicKings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124
Max Is Making WaxOzone 1; Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124
Woody'n You-
* Ozone 1   Miles Davis - Dick Hyman - Sonny Stitt
* Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013   Here Are Stan Getz And Miles Davis
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124   Miles Davis Featuring Stan Getz - Birdland Days

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Septet

Bill Massey (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 26, 1950
85ChabootiePrestige 741, PRLP 107, PR 7823, P 24058
86Who Put The Sleeping Pills (In Rip Van Winkle's Coffee)Prestige 721, PR 7823
87Gravy (Walkin')Prestige 717, PRLP 112, PR 7823, P 24058; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2
88Easy GlidePrestige PRLP 112, PR 7823, P 24058
* Prestige PR 7823   Gene Ammons - Blues Up And Down, Vol. 1
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 50s
* Prestige PRLP 107   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Battle Of The Saxes
* Prestige PRLP 112   Gene Ammons Tenor Sax, Vol. 1
* Prestige 741, 741x45   Gene Ammons - Blue And Sentimental / Chabootie
* Prestige 721   Gene Ammons - La Vie En Rose / Who Put The Sleeping Pills
* Prestige 717   Gene Ammons - I Wanna Be Loved / Gravy

Charlie Parker Quintet

Fats Navarro (trumpet -1,2,5/15) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone -1/5,7/15) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
1.52nd Street Theme IOzone 4
2.Perdido (Wahoo)Columbia JG 34808; Alamac QSR 2430
3.'Round Midnight (incomplete)-
4.This Time The Dream's On MeColumbia JG 34808
5.Dizzy Atmosphere-
6.A Night In Tunisia-
7.Move (into)Ozone 9; Columbia JG 34808; Alamac QSR 2430
8.52nd Street Theme II (incomplete)Ozone 9; Alamac QSR 2430
9.Rifftide (The Street Beat)Columbia JG 34808; Alamac QSR 2430
10.Out Of NowhereColumbia JG 34808
11.Little Willie Leaps (into)-
12.52nd Street Theme III-
13.Ornithology (into)-
14.I'll Remember April (into)-
15.52nd Street Theme IV-
* Ozone 4   Charlie Parker - Fats Navarro - Bud Powell
* Columbia JG 34808   Charlie Parker - One Night In Birdland
* Alamac QSR 2430   Charlie Parker's All Stars 1950
* Ozone 9   Charlie Parker - Bud Powell - Fats Navarro

Miles Davis' Birdland All Stars

Miles Davis (trumpet) Fats Navarro (trumpet -4/6) J.J. Johnson (trombone -1/5,7) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
1.band warming upJazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
2.Max Is Making Wax-
3.Wee (Rambunctious Rambling)Alto AL 701; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
4.Hot House (Miles' Midnight Breakaway)Session Disc 101; Beppo (E) BEP 502; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
5.52nd Street ThemeBeppo (E) BEP 502; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
6.Ow! (Chubbie's Blues)Alto AL 701; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
7.Embraceable YouSession Disc 101; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone -2,3) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone -1) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone -2,3) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
1.Conception/Deception (Poobah)Alto AL 701; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
2.Eronel (Overturia)Session Disc 102; Beppo (E) BEP 502; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
3.52nd Street Theme (Slow Broadway Theme)Session Disc 102; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
* Alto AL 701   The Persuasively Coherent Miles Davis
* Session Disc 101   Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 1
* Beppo (E) BEP 502   Miles Davis All Stars And Gil Evans
* Session Disc 102   Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 2
* Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401   Miles Davis - The Last Bebop Session

Charlie Parker Quintet

Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Bob Garrity, "Symphony Sid" Torin (announcer)
WJZ radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, December 8, 1950
Jumpin' With Symphony SidRoyal Jazz (D) RJD 506
Anthropology-
Embraceable You-
Cheryl-
Salt Peanuts-
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid-
* Royal Jazz (D) RJD 506   Charlie Parker - More Unissued, Vol. 2

Sonny Stitt Quartet

Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December 15, 1950
120NeverthelessPrestige 826, PRLP 111, PRLP 7133, PR 7612, P 24044, PRCD 24115-2
121Jeepers CreepersPrestige 826, PRLP 148, PRLP 7133, PR 7612, P 24044, PRCD 24115-2
122ImaginationPrestige 733, PREP 1346, PRLP 111, PRLP 7077, PR 7612; Moodsville MVLP 2; Prestige P 24044, PRCD 24115-2
123CherokeePrestige 733, PREP 1346, PRLP 111, PRLP 7077, PR 7612, P 24044, PRCD 24115-2
* Prestige PRLP 7133   Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits
* Prestige PR 7612   Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits, Vol. 2
* Prestige P 24044   Sonny Stitt - Genesis
* Prestige PRLP 7077; Original Jazz Classics OJC 060, OJCCD 060-2   Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope
* Moodsville MVLP 2   Various Artists - Modern Moods
* Prestige PRCD 24115-2   Sonny Stitt - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRLP 111   Sonny Stitt - Mr. Saxophone
* Prestige PRLP 148   Sonny Stitt Tenor Sax, Vol. 2
* Prestige PREP 1346   Sonny Stitt - Alto Sax
* Prestige 826   Sonny Stitt - Nevertheless / Jeepers Creepers
* Prestige 733   Sonny Stitt - Cherokee / Imagination

1951

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Billy Taylor (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Joe Carroll (vocals)
"Birdland", NYC, January 6, 1951
Congo BluesOberon 5100
Yesterdays-
A Night In Tunisia-
Ooh-Pa-Pa-DahDuke (It) D 1019
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid (incomplete)-
* Oberon 5100   Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951
* Duke (It) D 1019   Dizzy Gillespie - Birks' Works

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Billy Taylor (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Joe Carroll (vocals): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, January 13, 1951
Good GrooveBroadcast Tributes 0009
Tin Tin Deo, No. 1-
Birks' WorksDuke (It) D 1019; Broadcast Tributes 0009
Wow!private tape
Good BaitOberon 5100; Duke (It) D 1019
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid (incomplete)Duke (It) D 1019
* Broadcast Tributes 0009   Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951, Vol. 2
* Duke (It) D 1019   Dizzy Gillespie - Birks' Works
* Oberon 5100   Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951

Dinah Washington

Wynton Kelly (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, January 13, 1951
I'll Never Be FreeBaldwin Street Music BJH 310
I Cross My Fingers-
Harbor Lights-
Only A Moment Ago-
* Baldwin Street Music BJH 310   Dinah Washington - Queen Of The Juke Box "Live" 1948-1955

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Billy Taylor (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Joe Carroll (vocals)
"Birdland", NYC, January 20, 1951
Groovin' HighBroadcast Tributes 0009
I Can't Get Startedprivate tape
A Night In TunisiaBroadcast Tributes 0009
Ooh-Pa-Pa-Dahprivate tape
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid-
* Broadcast Tributes 0009   Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951, Vol. 2

Dinah Washington

Wynton Kelly (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, January 20, 1951
I Wanna Be LovedBaldwin Street Music BJH 310
My Heart Cries For You-
Time Out For Tears-
* Baldwin Street Music BJH 310   Dinah Washington - Queen Of The Juke Box "Live" 1948-1955

Sonny Stitt Quartet

Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Charlie Bateman (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, January 31, 1951
133LizaPrestige 757, PREP 1346, PRLP 111, PRLP 7077, PR 7585
134Can't We Be FriendsPrestige 739, PREP 1346, PRLP 111, PRLP 7077, PR 7585
135This Can't Be LovePrestige 831 (alt.)
* Prestige PRLP 7077; Original Jazz Classics OJC 060, OJCCD 060-2   Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope
* Prestige PR 7585   Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1
* Prestige PRLP 111   Sonny Stitt - Mr. Saxophone
* Prestige PREP 1346   Sonny Stitt - Alto Sax
* Prestige 757   Sonny Stitt - P.S. I Love You / Liza
* Prestige 739   Sonny Stitt - Can't We Be Friends / If The Moon Turns Green
* Prestige 831 (alt.)   Sonny Stitt - This Can't Be Love / For The Fat Man

Gene Ammons Septet

Billy Massey (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt (trombone) Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Gene Ammons (baritone saxophone) Charlie Bateman (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Larry Townsend (vocals)
NYC, January 31, 1951
136ANew Blues Up And Down, Part 1Prestige 877, PRLP 127, PRLP 7050
137ANew Blues Up And Down, Part 2-
* Prestige PRLP 7050; Original Jazz Classics OJC 014, OJCCD 014-2   Gene Ammons All Star Sessions
= Prestige PRLP 7050 (alt.)   Gene Ammons - Woofin' And Tweetin'
* Prestige PRLP 127   Gene Ammons Favorites, Vol. 2
* Prestige 877   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - New Blues Up And Down, Part 1&2

Dizzy Gillespie Septet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) J.J. Johnson (trombone) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Billy Taylor (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Joe Carroll (vocals)
"Birdland", NYC, February 3, 1951
Birks' WorksOberon 5100
I Can't Get Started-
Lady Be Goodprivate tape
Good BaitBroadcast Tributes 0009
Jumpin' With Symphony SidOberon 5100
* Oberon 5100   Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951
* Broadcast Tributes 0009   Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951, Vol. 2

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone, piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Joe Carroll, Melvin Moore (vocals)
NYC, April 16, 1951
3636Lady Be GoodDee Gee XP 4003, MG 1000; Regent MG 6043; Savoy SJL 2209
3637Love Me Pretty BabyDee Gee XP 4004; Regent MG 6043; Savoy SJL 2209
3638The Champ, Part 1&2Dee Gee XP 4000, MG 1000; Savoy MG 12047, SJL 2209
* Regent MG 6043   Dizzy Gillespie - School Days
= Savoy MG 12204   Dizzy Gillespie - Milt Jackson - Joe Carroll
* Savoy SJL 2209   Dizzy Gillespie - Dee Gee Days
* Savoy MG 12047   Dizzy Gillespie - The Champ
* Dee Gee MG 1000   Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1
* Dee Gee XP 4003   Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 4
* Dee Gee XP 4004   Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 5
* Dee Gee XP 4000   Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1

Illinois Jacquet Quintet

Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) John Collins (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 24, 1951
545-4Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'Clef 89084, MGC 622, MGC 702; Verve VE2 2544
546-6Mean To Me-
547-4One-Nighter BoogieMercury 89001, MGC 129; Clef MGC 702
548-2Wrap Your Troubles In DreamsMercury 8945, MGC 112; Clef MGC 702; Verve VE2 2544
549-2Cotton TailMercury 8945, MGC 112; Clef MGC 702
550-3Weary BluesMercury 8968, MGC 112; Clef MGC 702
551-4Groovin'-
* Clef MGC 622   Jazz Moods By Illinois Jacquet
* Clef MGC 702; Verve MGV 8086   Illinois Jacquet - Groovin'
* Verve VE2 2544   Illinois Jacquet - The Cool Rage
* Mercury MGC 129; Clef MGC 129   Illinois Jacquet - Collates #2
* Mercury MGC 112; Clef MGC 112; Universal (J) UCCV 9116   Illinois Jacquet - Collates
* Clef 89084, 89084x45   Illinois Jacquet - Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' / Mean To Me
* Mercury 89001, 89001x45; Clef 89001, 89001x45   Illinois Jacquet - One-Nighter Boogie / Port Of Rico
* Mercury 8945, 8945x45; Clef 8945, 8945x45   Illinois Jacquet - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams / Cotton Tail
* Mercury 8968, 8968x45; Clef 8968, 8968x45   Illinois Jacquet - Groovin' / Weary Blues

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 2, 1951
Move (Moo/Mod)Session Disc 102; Ozone 7; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124
Half Nelson (two)-
Down (Mick's Blues)-
Jumpin' With Symphony SidSession Disc 102
* Session Disc 102   Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 2
* Ozone 7   Miles Davis - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Art Blakey
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124   Miles Davis Featuring Stan Getz - Birdland Days

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone -1/6) Milt Jackson (vibraphone -1/6,9) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, July 23, 1951
1. BN392-1Four In OneBlue Note 1589, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
2. BN392-2Four In One (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1509, BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
3. BN393-0Criss CrossBlue Note 1590, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BST 89903, BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note BST2 84429
4. BN393-1Criss Cross (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61012
5. BN394-0EronelBlue Note 1590, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
6. BN395-0Straight, No ChaserBlue Note 1589, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
7. BN396-0Ask Me Now (alt. take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61012
8. BN396-1Ask Me NowBlue Note 1591, BLP 1511
9. BN397-0Willow Weep For MeBlue Note 1591, 45-1646, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
* Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note BLP 1509, BST 81509 (pseudo stereo)   Milt Jackson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61012   Thelonious Monk And Milt Jackson
* Blue Note BLP 5009   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5011   Milt Jackson - Wizard Of The Vibes
= Vogue (E) LDE 044   Milt Jackson And His New Group
= Vogue (F) LD 138   Milt Jackson And His New Group - Wizard Of The Vibes
* Blue Note 45-1646   Milt Jackson - Lillie / Willow Weep For Me
* Blue Note 1589   Thelonious Monk - Four In One / Straight, No Chaser
* Blue Note 1590   Thelonious Monk - Criss Cross / Eronel
* Blue Note 1591   Thelonious Monk - Ask Me Now / Willow Weep For Me

Zoot Sims Quartet

Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Harry Biss (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, August 14, 1951
164ATrotting (alt. take 1)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 242-2
164BTrotting (alt. take 2)-
164CTrotting (incomplete)Prestige unissued
164TrottingPrestige 751, PRLP 118, PRLP 7026, P 24061
165It Had To Be YouPrestige 781, PRLP 118, PRLP 7026, P 24061
166ASwingin' The Blues (Zoot Swings The Blues)Prestige 751, PRLP 118, PRLP 7026, P 24061
166Zoot Swings The Blues (alt. take)Prestige PRLP 117, PRLP 7026, P 24061
167Coolin' The BluesPrestige unissued
168East Of The SunPrestige PRLP 117, PRLP 7026, P 24061
169I Wonder WhoPrestige 781, PRLP 118, PRLP 7026, P 24061
* Prestige PRLP 7026; Original Jazz Classics OJC 242, OJCCD 242-2   Zoot Sims Quartets
= Prestige PR 16009   Zoot Sims - Trotting
= New Jazz NJLP 8302   Zoot Sims - Trotting (not released)
* Prestige P 24061   Zoot Sims - Zoot Case
* Prestige PRLP 118   Zoot Sims Tenor Sax Favorites
* Prestige PRLP 117   Swingin' With Zoot Sims
* Prestige 751   Zoot Sims - Trotting / Swingin' The Blues
* Prestige 781   Zoot Sims - It Had To Be You / I Wonder Who

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Big Nick Nicholas (tenor saxophone) Billy Taylor (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, September 29, 1951
Move (Mod)Ozone 7; Beppo (E) BEP 501; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124
The Squirrel-
Lady Bird-
* Ozone 7   Miles Davis - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Art Blakey
* Beppo (E) BEP 501   Miles Davis At Birdland 1951
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124   Miles Davis Featuring Stan Getz - Birdland Days

Bennie Green Septet

Bennie Green (trombone) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Big Nick Nicholas (tenor saxophone) Rudy Williams (baritone saxophone) Teddy Brannon (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, October 5, 1951
221Green JunctionPrestige 773, PREP 1343, PRLP 123, PRLP 7023, P 24067
222Flowing River-
223Whirl-A-LicksPrestige 908, PREP 1343, PRLP 123, PRLP 7023, P 24067
224Bennie's Pennie's (Pennies From Heaven)-
225Jumpin' Journeyunissued
226Tenor Sax ShufflePrestige 920; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 091-2; Prestige PRCD 24116-2
227Sugar Syrup-
* Prestige PRLP 7023; Original Jazz Classics OJC 091, OJCCD 091-2; Prestige PRLP 16-4   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding/Bennie Green - Trombone By Three
* Prestige P 24067   Various Artists - Early Bones
* Prestige PRCD 24116-2   Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Dizzy Gillespie/Red Rodney/Bennie Green - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 3
* Prestige PRLP 123   J.J. Johnson/Bennie Green - Modern Jazz Trombones, Vol. 2
* Prestige PREP 1343   Bennie Green And His Band
* Prestige 773   Bennie Green - Green Junction / Flowing River
* Prestige 908   Bennie Green - Whirl-A-Licks / Pennies From Heaven
* Prestige 920   Bennie Green - Tenor Sax Shuffle / Sugar Syrup

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone -1/5) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 5, 1951
1. 228ConceptionPrestige 868, PREP 1349, PRLP 124, PRLP 7013, PR 7457, PR 7744; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 24022, P 24054; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 005-2
2. 229Out Of The BluePrestige 876, PREP 1361, PRLP 140, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
3. 230DenialPrestige PREP 1361, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
4. 231BluingPrestige 846, 868, PREP 1355, PRLP 140, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
5. 232DigPrestige 777, 45-321, PREP 1339, PRLP 124, PRLP 7012, PRLP 7298, PR 7744, P 24054
6. 233My Old FlamePrestige 766, PREP 1339, PRLP 124, PRLP 7013, PR 7744; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 24022, P 24054; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 005-2
7. 234It's Only A Paper MoonPrestige 817, 45-321, PREP 1349, PRLP 124, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
* Prestige PRLP 7013; Original Jazz Classics OJC 1726, OJCCD 1726-2   Various Artists - Conception
* Prestige PR 7457   Miles Davis' Greatest Hits
* Prestige PR 7744   Miles Davis - Conception
* New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 16002   Miles Davis/Dizzy Gillespie/Fats Navarro - Trumpet Giants
* Prestige PR 24022   Miles Davis - Collector's Items
* Prestige P 24054   Miles Davis - Dig
* Prestige PRLP 7012; Original Jazz Classics OJC 005, OJCCD 005-2   Miles Davis - Dig
= Prestige PRLP 7281   Diggin' With The Miles Davis Sextet
* Prestige PRLP 7298   The Prestige All Stars - Prestige/Groovy Goodies, Vol. 1
* Prestige PRLP 124   Miles Davis - The New Sounds
* Prestige PRLP 140   Miles Davis Blue Period
* Prestige PREP 1349   Miles Davis With Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2
* Prestige PREP 1361   Miles Davis Sextet
* Prestige PREP 1355   Miles Davis
* Prestige PREP 1339   Miles Davis With Sonny Rollins
* Prestige 45-321   Miles Davis - Dig / It's Only A Paper Moon
* Prestige 868   Miles Davis - Conception / Bluing, Part 3
* Prestige 876   Miles Davis - Out Of The Blue, Part 1&2
* Prestige 846   Miles Davis - Bluing, Part 1&2
* Prestige 777, 777x45   Miles Davis - Dig, Part 1&2
* Prestige 766   Miles Davis - My Old Flame, Part 1&2
* Prestige 817, 817x45   Miles Davis - It's Only A Paper Moon, Part 1&2

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, December 17, 1951
267Time On My HandsPrestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
268Mambo BouncePrestige 769, PRLP 135, PRLP 7029, PR 24004
269This Love Of MinePrestige 769, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
270ShadrackPrestige 780, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
271On A Slow Boat To ChinaPrestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
272With A Song In My HeartPrestige 780, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029; Moodsville MVLP 35; Prestige PR 24004
273ScoopsPrestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
274Newk's FadeawayPrestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029, PR 24004
* Prestige PRLP 7029; Original Jazz Classics OJC 011, OJCCD 011-2   Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey, Kenny Drew
= Prestige PRLP 7269   Sonny Rollins - Sonny And The Stars
= Prestige PR 7856   Sonny Rollins - First Recordings!
* Prestige PR 24004   Sonny Rollins
* Moodsville MVLP 35   Various Artists - Music Of Richard Rodgers Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen
* Prestige PRLP 137   Sonny Rollins Quartet
* Prestige PRLP 135   Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt/Joe Holiday/Kenny Graham - Mambo Jazz
* Prestige 769   Sonny Rollins - Mambo Bounce / This Love Of Mine
* Prestige 780   Sonny Rollins - Shadrack / With A Song In My Heart

1952

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Hollywood, CA, June 30, 1952
52S3107Just One Of Those ThingsMGM 11303, E 3396, (E) EP 501
52S3108Street Of DreamsMGM 30681, E 177, E 3396
52S3109CariocaMGM 11303, E 3396, (E) EP 501
52S3110Easy LivingMGM 11453, (E) 668, (E) EP 501
* MGM E 3396   Buddy DeFranco
* MGM E 177, (E) D 112   Buddy DeFranco - King Of The Clarinet
* MGM (E) EP 501   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
* MGM 11303, (E) 565   Buddy DeFranco - Just One Of Those Things / Carioca
* MGM 30681   Buddy DeFranco - Street Of Dreams / The Way You Look Tonight
* MGM 11453   Buddy DeFranco - Lady Be Good / Easy Living
* MGM (E) 668   Buddy DeFranco - Get Happy / Easy Living

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Hollywood, CA, July 23, 1952
52S3123The Way You Look TonightMGM 30681, E 177, E 3396
52S3124Sophisticated LadyMGM 30680, E 177, E 3396
52S3125Lover Come Back To MeMGM 30679, E 177, E 3396
52S3126I Got It BadMGM 30680, E 177, E 3396
* MGM E 3396   Buddy DeFranco
* MGM E 177, (E) D 112   Buddy DeFranco - King Of The Clarinet
* MGM 30681   Buddy DeFranco - Street Of Dreams / The Way You Look Tonight
* MGM 30680   Buddy DeFranco - Sophisticated Lady / I Got It Bad
* MGM 30679   Buddy DeFranco - Gone With The Wind / Lover Come Back To Me

Zoot Sims Sextet

Kai Winding (trombone -1/3) Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, September 8, 1952
1. 359TangerinePrestige PREP 1348, PRLP 138, PRLP 7022, P 24061
2. 360Zootcase-
3. 361The Red DoorPrestige PRLP 138, PRLP 7022, P 24061
4. 362Morning Fun-
* Prestige PRLP 7022, PRLP 7252; Original Jazz Classics OJC 008, OJCCD 008-2   Stan Getz/Zoot Sims/Al Cohn - The Brothers
* Prestige P 24061   Zoot Sims - Zoot Case
* Prestige PRLP 138   Zoot Sims All Stars With Kai Winding And Al Cohn
* Prestige PREP 1348   Zoot Sims

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Richard Maltby's Orchestra

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Luis Martinez (congas) unidentified strings, Richard Maltby (arranger, conductor)
NYC, October 2, 1952
52S386Street SceneMGM 11358, E 253, (E) 584
52S387SummertimeMGM 11411, E 253, (E) 584
52S388KamasutraMGM 11358, E 253
52S389Over The RainbowMGM 11411, E 253, (E) 612
* MGM E 253   Buddy DeFranco With Strings
* MGM 11358   Buddy DeFranco - Street Scene / Kamasutra
* MGM (E) 584   Buddy DeFranco - Street Scene / Summertime
* MGM 11411   Buddy DeFranco - Summertime / Over The Rainbow
* MGM (E) 612   Buddy DeFranco - Over The Rainbow / ???

Annie Ross

Teacho Wiltshire (piano -1,2) George Wallington (piano -3,4) Roger Ram Ramirez (organ) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Annie Ross (vocals)
NYC, October 9, 1952
1. 363TwistedPrestige 794, PREP 1301, PRLP 7128, PR 7828
2. 364Farmer's MarketPrestige 839, PREP 1301, PRLP 7128, PR 7828
3. 365The Time Was Right-
4. 366Annie's LamentPrestige 794, PREP 1301, PRLP 7128, PR 7828
* Prestige PRLP 7128; Original Jazz Classics OJC 217, OJCCD 217-2   King Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings
* Prestige PR 7828   Eddie Jefferson/Joe Carroll/Annie Ross - The Bebop Singers
* Prestige PREP 1301   Annie Ross Sings
* Prestige 794; Esquire (E) 10-334   Annie Ross - Annie's Lament / Twisted
* Prestige 839, 839x45   Annie Ross - Farmer's Market / The Time Was Right

Horace Silver Trio

Horace Silver (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 9, 1952
BN448 tk.1HoroscopeBlue Note BLP 5018, BLP 1520, BN-LA474-H2
BN449-1 tk.5SafariBlue Note 1608, BLP 5018, BLP 1520, BLP 1001, BN-LA474-H2
BN450-6 tk.15Thou SwellBlue Note 1608, BLP 5018, BN-LA474-H2, (J) LNJ-70108, (J) BNJ-61005, CDP 7 81520 2
BN451Yeah!rejected
* Blue Note BLP 1520, BST 81520 (pseudo stereo), (J) LNJ-70108, CDP 7 81520 2   Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey-Sabu
* Blue Note BN-LA474-H2   Horace Silver - The Trio Sides
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61005   Horace Silver Rare Tracks - Senor Blues
* Blue Note BLP 5018   Horace Silver - New Faces-New Sounds
= Vogue (E) LDE 065, (F) LD 176   Horace Silver Trio
* Blue Note 1608   Horace Silver - Safari / Thou Swell

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Gerry Mapp (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, October 15, 1952
367Little Rootie TootiePrestige 850, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006, P 24052
368Sweet And LovelyPrestige 795, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006
369Bye-YaPrestige 795, 45-162, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006
370Monk's DreamPrestige 850, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006
* Prestige PRLP 7027; Original Jazz Classics OJC 010, OJCCD 010-2   Thelonious Monk Trio
= Prestige PRLP 7159   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Moods
= Prestige PR 7508   Thelonious Monk - The High Priest
* Prestige PR 7751   Thelonious Monk - Reflections, Vol. 1
* Prestige PR 24006   Thelonious Monk
* Prestige P 24052   Various Artists - Piano Giants
* Prestige PRLP 142   Thelonious Monk Trio
* Prestige PREP 1329   Thelonious Monk Trio
* Prestige 45-162   Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk / Bye-Ya
* Prestige 850   Thelonious Monk - Little Rootie Tootie / Monk's Dream
* Prestige 795, 795x45   Thelonious Monk - Sweet And Lovely / Bye-Ya

Horace Silver Trio

Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 20, 1952
BN452-1 tk.2QuicksilverBlue Note BLP 5018, BN-LA474-H2, (J) LNJ-70108, (J) BNJ-61005, CDP 7 81520 2
BN453-2 tk.6EcarohBlue Note BLP 5018, BLP 1520, BN-LA474-H2, (J) NP-2017
BN454-0 tk.7Yeah!Blue Note BLP 5018, BLP 1520, BN-LA474-H2
BN455-3 tk.11Knowledge BoxBlue Note BLP 5018, BN-LA474-H2, (J) LNJ-70108, (J) BNJ-61005, CDP 7 81520 2
BN456-3 tk.15Prelude To A KissBlue Note BLP 5018, BLP 1520, BN-LA474-H2
* Blue Note BN-LA474-H2   Horace Silver - The Trio Sides
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61005   Horace Silver Rare Tracks - Senor Blues
* Blue Note BLP 1520, BST 81520 (pseudo stereo), (J) LNJ-70108, CDP 7 81520 2   Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey-Sabu
* Blue Note BLP 5018   Horace Silver - New Faces-New Sounds
= Vogue (E) LDE 065, (F) LD 176   Horace Silver Trio
* Blue Note (J) NP-2017   Horace Silver - Opus De Funk / Ecaroh

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet -2/4) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 19, 1952
1. BN457-0 tk.1Sweet JuiceBlue Note 1609, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
2. BN459-1 tk.8Down HomeBlue Note 1610, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
3. BN460-1 tk.10The Best Things In Life Are FreeBlue Note 1609, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
4. BN458-5 tk.12If I Love AgainBlue Note 1610, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
* Blue Note BLP 1537, CDP 7 81537 2   Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet
* Blue Note BLP 5021   Lou Donaldson - New Faces-New Sounds
* Blue Note 1609   Lou Donaldson - Sweet Juice / The Best Things In Life Are Free
* Blue Note 1610   Lou Donaldson - If I Love Again / Down Home

Morris Lane Quartet

Morris Lane (tenor saxophone) Curly Rusell, Billy Taylor (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
December 12, 1952
S200PoincianaScooter unissued
S201Blues In The Night-
S202Twilight Time-
S203Everything I Have Is Yours-

1953

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Richard Maltby's Orchestra

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums) unidentified strings, Richard Maltby (arranger, conductor)
NYC, January, 1953
53S185Song From "Moulin Rouge"MGM 11491, E 253, E 211, (E) 631
53S186Many Are The TimesMGM 11491, E 253
53S187Lost In The NightMGM 11538, E 253
53S188I'm Getting SentimentalMGM 11538, E 253, (E) 631
* MGM E 253   Buddy DeFranco With Strings
* MGM E 211   Various Artists - Pop Parade, Vol. 3
* MGM 11491   Buddy DeFranco - Song From "Moulin Rouge" / Many Are The Times
* MGM (E) 631   Buddy DeFranco - Song From "Moulin Rouge" / I'm Getting Sentimental
* MGM 11538   Buddy DeFranco - Lost In The Night / I'm Getting Sentimental

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 15, 1953
1208-9FerdinandoClef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1026
1209-3It Could Happen To YouNorgran MGN 1026
1210-5Autumn In New YorkClef 89067; Norgran MGN 1026
1211-8Bass On BallsNorgran MGN 1026
1212-4 | 63VK737Left FieldNorgran MGN 1026; Verve V/V6 8579
1213-3Show EyesClef 89067; Norgran MGN 1026
1213-?Show Eyes (alt. take)Norgran EPN 123
* Norgran MGN 1026   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
= Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159   Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Clarinet
* Verve V/V6 8579   Various Artists - Winners All! Down Beat Jazz Poll
* Clef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 3   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
* Norgran EPN 123   The Buddy DeFranco Quartet
* Clef 89067, 89067x45   Buddy DeFranco - Autumn In New York / Show Eyes

Kenny Drew Trio

Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 16, 1953
BN469-3 tk.4Lover Come Back To MeBlue Note BLP 5023
BN470-1 tk.6Yesterdays (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002, 7243 4 95747 2
BN470-2 tk.7YesterdaysBlue Note BLP 5023
BN471-0 tk.8Everything Happens To Me-
BN472-1 tk.11Spring Will Be A Little Late-
BN473-2 tk.14Be My Love-
BN474-1 tk.16Drew's Blues-
BN475-0 tk.17Gloria-
BN476-1 tk.19Stella By Starlight-
BN471-2 tk.20Everything Happens To Me (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002, 7243 4 95747 2
* Blue Note BLP 5023   Kenny Drew - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002   Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio
= Blue Note 7243 4 95747 2   Howard McGhee/Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 20, 1953
1218-6But Not For MeClef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1026
1219-4When Your Lover Has GoneClef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1068
1220-3The Things We Did Last Summer-
1221-1Buddy's BluesNorgran MGN 1026
* Norgran MGN 1026   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
= Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159   Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Clarinet
* Norgran MGN 1068; Verve MGV 8158   Buddy DeFranco - Jazz Tones
* Clef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 3   Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone -1/10) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone -1/10) Gil Coggins (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, April 20, 1953
1. BN477-1 tk.2Kelo (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 81502 2
2. BN477-2 tk.3KeloBlue Note 1620, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
3. BN478-1 tk.5Enigma (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 81502 2
4. BN478-2 tk.6EnigmaBlue Note 1618, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
5. BN479-0 tk.7Ray's Idea (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1502
6. BN479-2 tk.9Ray's IdeaBlue Note 1619, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
7. BN480-0 tk.10Tempus FugitBlue Note 1618, 45-1649, BLP 5022, BLP 1501, BLP 1001, BST2 84429
8. BN480-1 tk.11Tempus Fugit (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1502
9. BN481-2 tk.14C.T.A. (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1501
10. BN481-3 tk.15C.T.A.Blue Note 1620, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
11. BN482-0 tk.16I Waited For YouBlue Note 1619, BLP 5022, BLP 1502
* Blue Note BLP 1501, BST 81501 (pseudo stereo)   Miles Davis, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1502, BST 81502 (pseudo stereo)   Miles Davis, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1
* Blue Note CDP 7 81502 2   Miles Davis - Complete 2nd Session On Blue Note
* Blue Note BLP 5022   Miles Davis, Vol. 2
= Vogue (E) LDE 064   Miles Davis And His Orchestra
= Vogue (F) LD 172   Miles Davis And His Orchestra, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1649   Miles Davis - Tempus Fugit / Lazy Susan
* Blue Note 1620   Miles Davis - Kelo / C.T.A.
* Blue Note 1618   Miles Davis - Tempus Fugit / Enigma
* Blue Note 1619   Miles Davis - Ray's Idea / I Waited For You

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Blue Note Club", Chicago, IL, May 1, 1953
Somebody Loves MeJazz Band (E) EBCD 2111-2
The Tthings We Did Last Summer-
Cairo-
Street Of Dreams-
Easy Living-
* Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2111-2   Oscar Peterson Trio And Buddy DeFranco Quartet 1953 Live

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Herman McCoy's Swing Choir

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums) "Sabu" Martinez (congas -7) Herman McCoy's Swing Choir (vocal group)
Los Angeles, CA, June 5, 1953
1. GNP103Handful Of StarsGene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56; Vogue (F) EPL 7069; Jazz Selection (F) 884
2. -Star SapphireGene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56, GNP 20; Vogue (F) EPL 7069; Jazz Selection (F) 885
3. -Stella By StarlightGene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56
4. -It Wasn't The Stars (That Thrilled Me)Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2
5. GNP104Stairway To The StarsGene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56; Vogue (F) EPL 7069; Jazz Selection (F) 884
6. -Star EyesGene Norman Presents EP 100x, Vol. 2, GNP 56; Vogue (F) EPL 7069; Jazz Selection (F) 885
7. GNP104 | GNP-EP-112Star Of AfricaGene Norman Presents EP 100x, EP 0-1, Vol. 2, GNP 56, GNP 25
* Gene Norman Presents GNP 56   Gerry Mulligan With Chet Baker And Buddy DeFranco
* Gene Norman Presents GNP 20   Various Artists - Be Our Guest!
* Gene Norman Presents GNP 25   Various Artists - Afro Drum Carnival
* Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2; Vogue (E) LDE 077; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50012   Buddy DeFranco - Takes You To The Stars
* Vogue (F) EPL 7069   Buddy DeFranco - Takes You To The Stars
* Gene Norman Presents EP 100x   Buddy DeFranco - Takes You To The Stars
* Gene Norman Presents EP 0-1   A Drum Concert Featuring Art Blakey/Sabu Martinez/Ed Shaughnessy
* Jazz Selection (F) 884   Buddy DeFranco - Handful Of Stars / Stairway To The Stars
* Jazz Selection (F) 885; Vogue (E) V 2319, (F) V45-94   Buddy DeFranco - Star Sapphire / Star Eyes

Clifford Brown Sextet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, flute) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, August 28, 1953
BN524-0 tk.1Wail Bait (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN524-2 tk.3Wail BaitBlue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G
BN525-1 tk.9Hymn Of The OrientBlue Note 45-1648, BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G
BN526-1 tk.13Brownie EyesBlue Note BLP 5032, BN-LA267-G, (J) BNJ-61001
BN527-0 tk.18Cherokee (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN527-1 tk.21CherokeeBlue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BST 89903, BN-LA267-G, BST2 84429
BN528-0 tk.23Easy LivingBlue Note 45-1648, BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BLP 1001, BN-LA267-G
BN529-0 tk.24Minor MoodBlue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526
BN525-3 tk.26Hymn Of The Orient (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001   Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks
= Blue Note BST 84428   Clifford Brown - Alternate Takes
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1526, BST 81526 (pseudo stereo)   Clifford Brown Memorial Album
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BN-LA267-G   Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BLP 5032   Clifford Brown - New Star On The Horizon
= Vogue (E) LDE 121; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50017   Clifford Brown Sextet
* Blue Note 45-1648   Clifford Brown - Hymn Of The Orient / Easy Living

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, October 31, 1953
An Oscar For OscarSession Disc 110; Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515
If I Love AgainSession Disc 110
Split KickRoyal Jazz (D) RJD 515
Get Happy-
Lullaby Of Birdland-
* Session Disc 110   Hooray For Milt Jackson - John Lewis - Art Blakey - Kenny Dorham
* Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515   Kenny Dorham 1953, 1956, 1964

Horace Silver Trio / Art Blakey-Sabu

Horace Silver (piano -2,3,5/8) Percy Heath (bass -2,3,5/8) Art Blakey (drums) "Sabu" Martinez (bongos, congas -1)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 23, 1953
1. BN533-0 tk.1Message From KenyaBlue Note 1626, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BLP 1001
2. BN534-2 tk.6Opus De FunkBlue Note 1625, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA402-H2, BN-LA474-H2, (J) NP-2017
3. BN535-1 tk.9Day In, Day OutBlue Note 1625, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA474-H2
4. BN536-0 tk.11Nothing But The SoulBlue Note 1626, BLP 5034, BLP 1520
5. BN537-1 tk.14I Remember YouBlue Note BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA474-H2
6. BN538-0 tk.15Silverware-
7. BN539-0 tk.18How About You-
8. BN540-0 tk.21BuhainaBlue Note BLP 5034, BN-LA474-H2, (J) LNJ-70108, (J) BNJ-61005, CDP 7 81520 2
* Blue Note BLP 1520, BST 81520 (pseudo stereo), (J) LNJ-70108, CDP 7 81520 2   Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey-Sabu
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BN-LA402-H2   Horace Silver Best Album
* Blue Note BN-LA474-H2   Horace Silver - The Trio Sides
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61005   Horace Silver Rare Tracks - Senor Blues
* Blue Note BLP 5034   Horace Silver Trio, Vol. 2/Art Blakey-Sabu - Spotlight On Drums
* Blue Note (J) NP-2017   Horace Silver - Opus De Funk / Ecaroh
* Blue Note 1626, 45-1626   Art Blakey - Message From Kenya / Art Blakey/Sabu - Nothing But The Soul
* Blue Note 1625   Horace Silver - Opus De Funk / Day In, Day Out

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, November 30, 1953
Opus I (alt. take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 201-2; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
Opus IDebut DLP 7; Original Jazz Classics OJC 201; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
Walkin' (Teapot)-
Like Someone In Love-
I Can't Get Started-
Spontaneous Combustion-
The ThemeOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 201-2; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
Split KickDebut DLP 7; Original Jazz Classics OJC 201; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
This Time The Dream's On MeOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 201-2; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
Zootcase-
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownDebut DEB 198, (J) DEB 198; Original Jazz Classics OJC 201; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
* Original Jazz Classics OJC 201, OJCCD 201-2   Introducing Paul Bley
* Debut DEB 198   Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz
* Debut (J) DEB 198; Original Jazz Classics OJC 115   Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz
* Debut 12DCD 4402-2   Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings
* Debut DLP 7   Introducing Paul Bley
= Vogue (E) LDE 171; Disques Swing (F) M 33352   Paul Bley - Improvisations

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Steve Allen (announcer)
television broadcast, "Tonight Show With Steve Allen", CBS Studios, NYC, 1953
Bud's BubbleMythic Sound MS 6002-1
* Mythic Sound MS 6002-1, MS 6002-2   Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 2 - Burning In U.S.A., 53-55

1954

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 1st set, February 21, 1954
Pee Wee Marquette's intro
tk.1Wee Dot (alt. take)Blue Note BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46519 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
tk.2Now's The TimeBlue Note 45-1678, BLP 5039, BLP 1522
tk.3Quicksilverrejected
* Blue Note BN-LA473-J2   Art Blakey - Live Messengers
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 5039   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note 45-1678   Art Blakey/Clifford Brown/Lou Donaldson - Now's The Time, Part 1&2

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone -1,3) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 2nd set, February 21, 1954
1. tk.4ConfirmationBlue Note BLP 5039, BLP 1522
2. tk.5Once In A WhileBlue Note 45-1656, BLP 5037, BLP 1521
3. tk.6MayrehBlue Note BLP 5038, BLP 1521
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5039   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 5037   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 5038   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1656   Art Blakey/Clifford Brown - Quicksilver / Once In A While

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet -1,3,4) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 3rd set, February 21, 1954
1. tk.7Our Delightrejected
2. tk.8If I Had YouBlue Note 45-1657, BLP 5039, BLP 1522
3. tk.9Split KickBlue Note BLP 5037, BLP 1521
4. tk.10Lou's BluesBlue Note (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46520 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 5039   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 5037   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1657   Art Blakey/Clifford Brown/Lou Donaldson - Wee Dot / If I Had You

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 4th set, February 21, 1954
tk.11Wee Dotrejected
tk.12A Night In TunisiaBlue Note BLP 5038, BLP 1521, (J) BNJ-71106
tk.13Quicksilver (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1522
tk.14Confirmationrejected
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-71106   Various Artists - Soho Blue
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5038   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 5th set, February 21, 1954
tk.15Blues (Improvisation)Blue Note (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46519 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
tk.16The Way You Look TonightBlue Note (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46520 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
tk.17Wee DotBlue Note 45-1657, BLP 5038, BLP 1522
tk.18QuicksilverBlue Note 45-1656, BLP 5037, BLP 1521
Lullaby Of Birdland (finale)
* Blue Note BN-LA473-J2   Art Blakey - Live Messengers
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5038   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5037   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1657   Art Blakey/Clifford Brown/Lou Donaldson - Wee Dot / If I Had You
* Blue Note 45-1656   Art Blakey/Clifford Brown - Quicksilver / Once In A While

Clark Terry Quintet

Clark Terry (trumpet) unknown (trombone) unknown (alto saxophone) unknown (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, February, 1954
10321-7Money In The Bank (take 7)Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61; EmArcy (J) 195J-10107
10321-12Money In The Bank (take 12)-
10322Moonstoneunissued
10323Don't Worry About Me-
10324The Lip Blew-
* Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61   Various Artists - Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album
* EmArcy (J) 195J-10107   Clark Terry + 5

Miles Davis Quartet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 6, 1954
BN548-3 tk.4Take OffBlue Note BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN549-0 tk.6Lazy SusanBlue Note 45-1649, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN550-0 tk.8The LeapBlue Note 45-1650, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN551-0 tk.9Well, You Needn'tBlue Note 45-1633, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN552-0 tk.10WeirdoBlue Note 45-1650, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN553-1 tk.12It Never Entered My MindBlue Note BLP 5040, BLP 1502, BST 89903
* Blue Note BLP 1502, BST 81502 (pseudo stereo)   Miles Davis, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5040   Miles Davis, Vol. 3
* Blue Note 45-1649   Miles Davis - Tempus Fugit / Lazy Susan
* Blue Note 45-1650   Miles Davis - The Leap / Weirdo
* Blue Note 45-1633   Miles Davis - Well, You Needn't / Donna

Miles Davis Quartet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Beltone Studios, NYC, March 15, 1954
556FourPrestige 898, PREP 1360, PRLP 161, PRLP 7054, PR 7822, P 24052, P 24077
557Old Devil MoonPrestige 898, 45-376, PREP 1360, PRLP 161, PRLP 7054, PR 7352, PR 7822, P 24077
558Blue HazePrestige 893, PREP 1360, PRLP 161, PRLP 7054, PR 7822, PR 24012
* Prestige PRLP 7054; Original Jazz Classics OJC 093, OJCCD 093-2   Miles Davis - Blue Haze
* Prestige PR 7822   Miles Davis - Miles Ahead
* Prestige P 24052   Various Artists - Piano Giants
* Prestige P 24077   Miles Davis - Tune Up
* Prestige PR 7352   Miles Davis Plays For Lovers
* Prestige PR 24012   Miles Davis - Tallest Trees
* Prestige PRLP 161   Miles Davis
* Prestige PREP 1360   Miles Davis Quartet
* Prestige 45-376   Miles Davis - You Don't Know What Love Is / That Old Devil Moon
* Prestige 898   Miles Davis - Four / That Old Devil Called Love
* Prestige 893   Miles Davis - Blue Haze, Part 1&2

Art Blakey Quartet

Henry Durant (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, March 24, 1954
10397In The BasementEmArcy 16007, (J) 195J-10085, (J) EJD 3075
10398Try A Little TendernessEmArcy (J) 195J-10085, (J) EJD 3075
10399Little Girl BlueEmArcy 16007, (J) 195J-10085, (J) EJD 3075
10400On The RoofEmArcy (J) 195J-10085, (J) EJD 3075
* EmArcy (J) 195J-10085   The Complete Art Blakey On EmArcy
* EmArcy (J) EJD 3075   The Complete Art Blakey On EmArcy
* EmArcy 16007, 16007x45   Art Blakey - In The Basement / Little Girl Blue

Elmo Hope Quintet

Freeman Lee (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1954
BN566-2 tk.3CrazyBlue Note BLP 5044
BN566-3 tk.4Crazy (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2
BN567-3 tk.8Later For YouBlue Note BLP 5044
BN568-1 tk.10Abdullah-
BN569-1 tk.12Chips-
BN570-2 tk.15Maybe So-
BN571-2 tk.18Low Tide-
* Blue Note BLP 5044   Elmo Hope Quintet, Vol. 2 - New Faces-New Sounds
= Vogue (E) LDE 139; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50038   Elmo Hope Quintet
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9271   Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet
= Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2   Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 11, 1954
570Wee SeePrestige PRLP 180, PRLP 7053, PR 7848, PR 24006
571Smoke Gets In Your Eyes-
572Locomotive-
573Hackensack-
* Prestige PRLP 7053; Original Jazz Classics OJC 016, OJCCD 016-2   Thelonious Monk - Monk
= Prestige PRLP 7245   Thelonious Monk - Wee See
= Prestige PR 7363   Thelonious Monk - The Golden Monk
* Prestige PR 7848   Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk, Vol. 2
* Prestige PR 24006   Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PRLP 180   Thelonious Monk Quintet

Art Blakey Quintet

Joe Gordon (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Bernie Griggs (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, May 20, 1954
10542MinorityEmArcy MG 26030, EP 1-6051
10543Salute To Birdland-
10544Eleanor-
10545Futurity-
10546SimplicityEmArcy MG 26030, EP 1-6050
10547Strictly Romantic-
10548Hello-
10549May Rah-
* EmArcy MG 26030; Verve 314 538 634-2   Blakey Featuring Art Blakey
= EmArcy (J) 195J-10085, (J) EJD 3075   The Complete Art Blakey On EmArcy
* EmArcy EP 1-6051   Art Blakey - Salute To Birdland
* EmArcy EP 1-6050   Blakey Featuring Art Blakey

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 18, 1954
606Movin' OutPrestige PRLP 186, PRLP 7058
607Swinging For Bumsy-
608Silk 'N' Satin-
609SolidPrestige PRLP 186, PRLP 7058, PR 24004
* Prestige PRLP 7058; Original Jazz Classics OJC 058, OJCCD 058-2   Sonny Rollins - Moving Out
= Prestige PR 7433   Sonny Rollins - Jazz Classics
* Prestige PR 24004   Sonny Rollins
* Prestige PRLP 186   Sonny Rollins Quintet

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1954
tk.3CaracasBlue Note BLP 5055, BLP 1537
tk.4The Stroller-
tk.6Moe's Bluff-
tk.10After You've GoneBlue Note BLP 5055, (J) BNJ-61008/10
* Blue Note BLP 1537, CDP 7 81537 2   Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BLP 5055   Lou Donaldson Sextet, Vol. 2

Joe Gordon Quintet

Joe Gordon (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Jimmy Schenck (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 3, 1954
10952GrasshopperEmArcy MG 26046, EP 1-6090, MG 36025
10953Flash Gordon-
W249 | 10954Evening LightsWing MGW 60002; EmArcy (J) EJD 3071; Verve 314 538 634-2
11086XochimilcoEmArcy MG 36025
* EmArcy MG 36025, (J) EJD 3071; Universal (J) UCCM 9106   Introducing Joe Gordon
= Verve 314 538 634-2   Blakey Featuring Art Blakey
* Wing MGW 60002; EmArcy MG 36093   Various Artists - The Jazz School
* EmArcy MG 26046   Introducing Joe Gordon
* EmArcy EP 1-6090   Joe Gordon - Gordon's Way

Joe Gordon Quintet

Joe Gordon (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Jimmy Schenck (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 8, 1954
10948Boos BierEmArcy MG 36025
10949Toll BridgeEmArcy MG 26046, EP 1-6089, MG 36025
10950Lady Bob-
W254 | 10951Body And SoulWing MGW 60002; EmArcy (J) EJD 3071; Verve 314 538 634-2
* EmArcy MG 36025, (J) EJD 3071; Universal (J) UCCM 9106   Introducing Joe Gordon
= Verve 314 538 634-2   Blakey Featuring Art Blakey
* Wing MGW 60002; EmArcy MG 36093   Various Artists - The Jazz School
* EmArcy MG 26046   Introducing Joe Gordon
* EmArcy EP 1-6089   Introducing Joe Gordon

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1954
619WorkPrestige PRLP 189, PRLP 7075, PR 7848, PR 24006
620Nutty-
621Blue MonkPrestige 45-162, PRLP 189, PRLP 7027, PR 7848, PR 24006
* Prestige PRLP 7075; Original Jazz Classics OJC 059, OJCCD 059-2   Thelonious Monk And Sonny Rollins
= Prestige PRLP 7169   Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins - Work
= Prestige PR 7656   The Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PR 7848   Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk, Vol. 2
* Prestige PR 24006   Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PRLP 7027; Original Jazz Classics OJC 010, OJCCD 010-2   Thelonious Monk Trio
= Prestige PRLP 7159   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Moods
= Prestige PR 7508   Thelonious Monk - The High Priest
* Prestige PRLP 189   Thelonious Monk Trio
* Prestige 45-162   Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk / Bye-Ya

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 13, 1954
tk.3Room 608Blue Note 45-1631, BLP 5058, BLP 1518
tk.6Creepin' In-
tk.8Doodlin'Blue Note 45-1630, BLP 5058, BLP 1518, BST 84325
tk.10Stop TimeBlue Note BLP 5058, BLP 1518
* Blue Note BLP 1518, BST 81518 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46140 2   Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note BST 84325   The Best Of Horace Silver
* Blue Note BLP 5058   Horace Silver Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1631   Horace Silver - Room 608 / Creepin' In
* Blue Note 45-1630, (J) NP-2018   Horace Silver - The Preacher / Doodlin'

1955

Clark Terry Septet

Clark Terry (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Oscar Pettiford (bass, cello) Art Blakey (drums) Quincy Jones (arranger)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 3, 1955
11094Double PlayEmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6108
11095Slow Boat-
11096SwahiliEmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6106, DEM 2
11097Co-OpEmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6107
* EmArcy MG 36007; Verve 314 537 754-2; Universal (J) UCCM 9104   Clark Terry
= EmArcy (J) 195J-10107   Clark Terry + 5
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* EmArcy EP 1-6108   Clark Terry In The P.M.
* EmArcy EP 1-6106   Clark Terry Plays Swahili And Kitten
* EmArcy EP 1-6107   Clark Terry In The A.M.

Clark Terry Septet

Clark Terry (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Oscar Pettiford (bass, cello) Art Blakey (drums) Quincy Jones (arranger): same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 4, 1955
11098The CountessEmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6107
11099ChucklesEmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6108
11100TumaEmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6107
11101KittenEmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6106
* EmArcy MG 36007; Verve 314 537 754-2; Universal (J) UCCM 9104   Clark Terry
= EmArcy (J) 195J-10107   Clark Terry + 5
* EmArcy EP 1-6107   Clark Terry In The A.M.
* EmArcy EP 1-6108   Clark Terry In The P.M.
* EmArcy EP 1-6106   Clark Terry Plays Swahili And Kitten

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 11, 1955
2154-1Thou Swell (alt. take)Verve 314 521 669-2
2154-2Thou SwellNorgran MGN 1017; Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2155-2Someone To Watch Over Me-
2156-1Bean And The Boys (Lover Come Back To Me)Norgran MGN 1017; Verve 314 521 669-2
2157-1Tenderly (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2157-2TenderlyNorgran MGN 1017; Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
* Norgran MGN 1017   Bud Powell - Jazz Original
= Norgran MGN 1098; Verve MGV 8185   Bud Powell '57
* Verve VE2 2526   The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2
* Verve 314 521 669-2   The Complete Bud Powell On Verve

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2158-1How High The MoonNorgran MGN 1017; Verve 314 521 669-2
2159-1I Get A Kick Out Of You (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2159-2I Get A Kick Out Of YouNorgran MGN 1064; Verve 314 521 669-2
2159-3I Get A Kick Out Of You (alt. take)Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2160-1The Best (The Best Thing For You)Norgran MGN 1064; Verve 314 521 669-2
-The Best Thing For You (incomplete)Verve 314 521 669-2
2161-1You Go To My HeadNorgran MGN 1064; Verve 314 521 669-2
* Norgran MGN 1017   Bud Powell - Jazz Original
= Norgran MGN 1098; Verve MGV 8185   Bud Powell '57
* Norgran MGN 1064; Verve MGV 8154   Bud Powell's Moods
* Verve VE2 2526   The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2
* Verve 314 521 669-2   The Complete Bud Powell On Verve

Randy Weston Trio

Randy Weston (piano) Sam Gill (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 25, 1955
Sweet SueRiverside RLP 2515, RLP 12-227
Pam's Waltz-
Solemn Meditation-
Again-
Zulu-
* Riverside RLP 12-227   Randy Weston - Trio And Solo
= Jazzland JLP 4   Randy Weston/Art Blakey - Zule
= Milestone M 47045   Randy Weston - Zulu
= Milestone MCD 47085-2   Randy Weston - Solo, Duo And Trio
* Riverside RLP 2515   The Randy Weston Trio With Art Blakey

Kenny Dorham Sextet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 30, 1955
tk.2Venetia's DanceBlue Note BLP 1535
tk.6K.D.'s Motion-
tk.9K.D.'s Cab Ride (Echo Of Spring)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, CDP 7 46815 2, (J) TOCJ-1601
tk.12The VillaBlue Note BLP 1535
* Blue Note BLP 1535, CDP 7 46815 2   Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 6, 1955
tk.3HippyBlue Note BLP 5062, BLP 1518
tk.5To Whom It May Concern-
tk.9Hankerin'-
tk.13The PreacherBlue Note 45-1630, BLP 5062, BLP 1518, BST 84325
* Blue Note BLP 1518, BST 81518 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46140 2   Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note BST 84325   The Best Of Horace Silver
* Blue Note BLP 5062   Horace Silver Quintet, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1630, (J) NP-2018   Horace Silver - The Preacher / Doodlin'

Julius Watkins Sextet

Julius Watkins (French horn) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -1/3,5) Duke Jordan (piano) Perry Lopez (guitar -2,4,5) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 20, 1955
1. tk.4B And BBlue Note BLP 5064
2. tk.6Garden Delights-
3. tk.11Jordu (Jor-Du)-
4. tk.13Julie Ann-
5. tk.15Sparkling Burgundy-
* Blue Note BLP 5064   Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol. 2
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9273   Julius Watkins Sextet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95749 2   Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol. 1&2

Hank Mobley Quartet

Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 27, 1955
tk.2Walkin' The Fence (alt. take)Blue Note (J) CJ28-5128; Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.3Walkin' The FenceBlue Note BLP 5066; Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.5Avila And Tequila-
tk.6Hank's Pranks (alt. take)Blue Note (J) CJ28-5128; Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.8Hank's PranksBlue Note BLP 5066; Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.10Just Coolin'-
tk.12My Sin-
tk.14Love For Sale-
* Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181   The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 5066, (J) CJ28-5128   Hank Mobley Quartet
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9276   George Wallington And His Band/Hank Mobley Quartet

Kenny Dorham Nonet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas) Richie Goldberg (cowbell -1,2,4)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1955
1. tk.2Minor's Holiday (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 46815 2
2. tk.3Minor's HolidayBlue Note BLP 5065, BLP 1535
3. tk.5Basheer's Dream-
4. tk.7AfrodisiaBlue Note BLP 5065, BLP 1535, (J) BNJ-71106
5. tk.8Lotus FlowerBlue Note BLP 5065, BLP 1535
* Blue Note BLP 1535, CDP 7 46815 2   Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-71106   Various Artists - Soho Blue
* Blue Note BLP 5065   Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban

Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 6, 1955
tk.1The Third WorldBlue Note BLP 5068, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.2The Third World (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.3Step TempestBlue Note BLP 5068, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.4Dance Line-
tk.6Blue Chopsticks-
tk.8Double Exposure (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.9Double ExposureBlue Note BLP 5068, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.10Cro-Magnon Nights-
tk.11Cro-Magnon Nights (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-118
* Blue Note BN-LA485-H2   Herbie Nichols - The Third World
* Mosaic MR5-118, MD3-118; Blue Note 7243 8 59352 2   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols
* Blue Note BLP 5068   The Prophetic Herbie Nichols, Vol. 1
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9272   Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 13, 1955
tk.14It Didn't Happen (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.16Amoeba's DanceBlue Note BLP 5069, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.17Brass Rings (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.18Brass RingsBlue Note BLP 5069, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.192300 Skidoo (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.202300 SkidooBlue Note BLP 5069, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.21Shuffle Montgomery (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.22It Didn't HappenBlue Note BLP 5069, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.23Crisp Day-
tk.24Shuffle Montgomery-
* Mosaic MR5-118, MD3-118; Blue Note 7243 8 59352 2   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols
* Blue Note BN-LA485-H2   Herbie Nichols - The Third World
* Blue Note BLP 5069   The Prophetic Herbie Nichols, Vol. 2
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9272   Herbie Nichols Trio

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, September, 1955
Intro And That Old Black MagicMythic Sound MS 6002-1
Like Someone In Love-
Star Eyes-
Blues In The Closet-
Hallucinations (Budo)-
* Mythic Sound MS 6002-1, MS 6002-2   Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 2 - Burning In U.S.A., 53-55

Duke Jordan Trio

Duke Jordan (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 10, 1955
109Sultry EveSignal S 1202
110Forecast-
111A Night In Tunisia-
112They Can't Take That Away From Me-
* Signal S 1202   Duke Jordan Trio And Quintet
= Savoy MG 12149   Duke Jordan - The Street Swingers
= Savoy SJL 1169   Duke Jordan - Flight To Jordan

Gigi Gryce's Quartet

Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 15, 1955
114Brake's SakeSignal S 1201; Savoy SJL 1166
115Gallop's Gallop-
116Shuffle BoilSignal S 1201; Savoy SJL 1166; Metronome (Swd) MEP 452
117Nica's Tempo-
* Signal S 1201   Gigi Gryce Quartet And Orchestra
= Savoy MG 12137   Gigi Gryce - Nica's Tempo
= Savoy SJL 2231   Gigi Gryce/Duke Jordan/Hall Overton - Signals
* Savoy SJL 1166   Thelonious Monk With The Gigi Gryce Quartet / Herbie Nichols
* Metronome (Swd) MEP 452   Gigi Gryce Quartet

Gigi Gryce's Orchestra

Art Farmer (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Bill Barber (tuba) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ernestine Anderson (vocals)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 22, 1955
118Social CallSignal S 1201
119(You'll Always Be) The One I Love-
* Signal S 1201   Gigi Gryce Quartet And Orchestra
= Savoy MG 12137   Gigi Gryce - Nica's Tempo
= Savoy SJL 2231   Gigi Gryce/Duke Jordan/Hall Overton - Signals

Duke Jordan Quintet

Eddie Bert (trombone -1/4) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 20, 1955
1. 124Scotch BluesSignal S 1202
2. 125Two Loves-
3.Cu-Ba-
4.Flight To Jordan-
5. 129Yesterdays-
* Signal S 1202   Duke Jordan Trio And Quintet
= Savoy MG 12149   Duke Jordan - The Street Swingers
= Savoy SJL 1169   Duke Jordan - Flight To Jordan

The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 1st set, November 23, 1955
tk.1Bluesrejected
tk.2Like Someone In LoveBlue Note BLP 1508
tk.3Deciphering The Messagerejected
tk.4I Waited For YouBlue Note BLP 1508
tk.5Minor's HolidayBlue Note BLP 1507
* Blue Note BLP 1508, BST 81508 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46522 2   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 1507, BST 81507 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46521 2   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1

The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (trumpet -1/3,6) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -1,2,5,6) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 2nd set, November 23, 1955
1. tk.6Soft WindsBlue Note 45-1693, BLP 1507
2. tk.7Avila And TequilaBlue Note 45-1695, BLP 1508
3. tk.8YesterdaysBlue Note BLP 1508
4. tk.9What's NewBlue Note (J) DY-5805-01, CDP 7 46521 2
5. tk.10Alone TogetherBlue Note BLP 1507
6. tk.11Deciphering The Message / The ThemeBlue Note (J) DY-5805-01, CDP 7 46521 2
* Blue Note BLP 1507, BST 81507 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46521 2   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1508, BST 81508 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46522 2   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2
* Blue Note (J) DY-5805-01, (J) BNJ-61007   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 3
= Blue Note (J) GXF-3074   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 3 (not released)
* Blue Note 45-1693   The Jazz Messengers - Soft Winds, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1695   The Jazz Messengers - Avila And Tequila, Part 1&2

The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 3rd set, November 23, 1955
tk.12Prince AlbertBlue Note BLP 1507
tk.13Just One Of Those ThingsBlue Note (J) DY-5805-01, CDP 7 46522 2
tk.14Gone With The Wind-
* Blue Note BLP 1507, BST 81507 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46521 2   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1
* Blue Note (J) DY-5805-01, (J) BNJ-61007   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 3
= Blue Note (J) GXF-3074   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 3 (not released)
* Blue Note CDP 7 46522 2   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2

The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 4th set, November 23, 1955
tk.15Sportin' CrowdBlue Note BLP 1508
tk.16Prince Albertrejected
tk.17Hank's SymphonyBlue Note (J) DY-5805-01, CDP 7 46522 2
tk.18Lady BirdBlue Note (J) DY-5805-01, CDP 7 46521 2
tk.19The ThemeBlue Note BLP 1507
The Theme (incomplete)Blue Note BLP 1508
* Blue Note BLP 1508, BST 81508 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46522 2   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2
* Blue Note (J) DY-5805-01, (J) BNJ-61007   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 3
= Blue Note (J) GXF-3074   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 3 (not released)
* Blue Note BLP 1507, BST 81507 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46521 2   The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1

Donald Byrd Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Joe Gordon (trumpet -1,2,4,6) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -1,3/5) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, December 2, 1955
1.Doug's BluesTransition TRLP J-4
2.El Sinoa-
3.Everything Happens To Me-
4.Hank's Tune-
5.Hank's Other Tune (Late Show)-
6.Crazy RhythmTransition TRLP 30
* Transition TRLP J-4; Esquire (E) 32-013; Transition (J) LNJ-70104, (J) GXF-3123   Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View
* Transition TRLP 30, (J) GXF-3126   Various Artists - Jazz In Transition

1956

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 17, 1956
LizaRiverside REP 113, RLP 12-209, RLP 12-267
You Are Too BeautifulRiverside RLP 12-209
Just You, Just Me-
* Riverside RLP 12-209; Original Jazz Classics OJC 064, OJCCD 064-2   Thelonious Monk - The Unique
= Milestone M 47052   Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Trios
* Riverside RLP 12-267   Various Artists - Riverside Drive
* Riverside REP 113   Thelonious Monk - The Unique

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 3, 1956
Honeysuckle RoseRiverside RLP 12-209, RLP 483/484
Darn That DreamRiverside RLP 12-209
Tea For TwoRiverside REP 113, RLP 12-209
* Riverside RLP 12-209; Original Jazz Classics OJC 064, OJCCD 064-2   Thelonious Monk - The Unique
= Milestone M 47052   Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Trios
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Riverside REP 113   Thelonious Monk - The Unique

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 5, 1956
CO55744It's You Or No OneColumbia CL 897
CO55745The End Of A Love Affair-
CO55746Nica's Dream-
CO55747Infra-Rae-
CO55748Carol's Interlude-
Late ShowColumbia FC 38036
Ill Wind-
* Columbia CL 897   The Jazz Messengers
* Columbia FC 38036   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Originally

Rita Reys With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Rita Reys (vocals)
NYC, May 3, 1956
CO56022Taking A Chance On LovePhilips (Du) P 17633 H, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L
CO56023That Old Black MagicPhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120
CO56024You'd Be So Nice To Come Home ToPhilips (Du) P 17633 H, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120, (Du) 6678 018
CO56025I Cried For YouPhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120
* Philips (Du) B 08006 L   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo
= Columbia CL 903   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 6678 018   The Rita Reys Collection
* Philips (E) BBR 8120   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (F) 422.349 BE   Rita Reys Avec Les Jazz Messengers
* Philips (Du) 422 259 PE   Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers
* Philips (Du) P 17633 H   Rita Reys - Taking A Chance On Love / You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 4, 1956
CO56026EcarohColumbia CL 897
CO56027Hank's Symphony-
Weird-OColumbia FC 38036
Carol's Interlude (alt. take)-
* Columbia CL 897   The Jazz Messengers
* Columbia FC 38036   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Originally

Metronome All-Stars

Thad Jones (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Tony Scott (clarinet) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Teddy Charles (vibraphone) Billy Taylor (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 18, 1956
2860-1Billie's BounceClef MGC 743
* Clef MGC 743; Verve MGV 8030   Metronome All-Stars 1956

Rita Reys With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ira Sullivan (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Rita Reys (vocals)
NYC, June 25, 1956
CO56230My One And Only LovePhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120
CO56231Spring Will Be A Little Late This YearPhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, B 08006 L
* Philips (Du) B 08006 L   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo
= Columbia CL 903   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (E) BBR 8120   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 422 259 PE   Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ira Sullivan (trumpet, tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 25, 1956
CO56232Lil 'TColumbia FC 38036; Columbia/Legacy CK 93637
CO56233-1The New Message-
CO56233-3-Columbia/Legacy CK 93637
* Columbia FC 38036   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Originally
* Columbia/Legacy CK 93637   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Drum Suite

Stan Getz Quartet

Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
television broadcast, Chicago, IL, September 17, 1956
BroadwayRaretone (It) 5010-FC
* Raretone (It) 5010-FC   Stan Getz Special, Vol. 1

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers / Kitty White

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
KABC-TV, Stars Of Jazz #19. 1956-#19, October 29, 1956
Cranky SpankyCalliope CAL 3036
Gershwin Medley: Rhapsody In Blue / Summertime / Someone To Watch Over Me / The Man I Love-
same session
Minor March-
* Calliope CAL 3036   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Sessions, Live

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, December 12, 1956
CO57023Cranky SpankyColumbia CL 1040
CO57024Stella By Starlight-
CO57025Little Melonae-
CO57026Gershwin Medley: Rhapsody In Blue / Summertime / Someone To Watch Over Me / The Man I LoveColumbia FC 38036
CO57027My Heart Stood StillColumbia CL 1040
* Columbia CL 1040   The Jazz Messengers - Hard Bop
* Columbia FC 38036   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Originally

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, December 13, 1956
CO57028D's DilemmaColumbia CL 1002
CO57029Just For Mary-
CO57030Stanley's Stiff ChickensColumbia CL 1040
CO57031Nica's TempoColumbia CL 1002
* Columbia CL 1002; Columbia/Legacy CK 93637   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Drum Suite
* Columbia CL 1040   The Jazz Messengers - Hard Bop

1957

Milt Jackson Nonet

Joe Newman (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Cannonball Adderley as Ronnie Peters (alto saxophone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Quincy Jones (arranger)
NYC, January 7, 1957
2439Plenty, Plenty SoulAtlantic LP 1269, SD 2-319
2440Boogity BoogityAtlantic LP 1269
2441Heartstrings-
2442Bags' Grooveunissued
4916Plenty, Plenty Soul, Part 1-
4917Plenty, Plenty Soul, Part 2-
* Atlantic LP 1269, SD 1269, SD 8811   Milt Jackson - Plenty, Plenty Soul
* Atlantic SD 2-319   The Art Of Milt Jackson - The Atlantic Years

Hank Mobley Quintet

Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 13, 1957
tk.2ReunionBlue Note 45-1671, BLP 1544, BN-LA590-H2
tk.3Lower Stratosphere-
tk.4Don't WalkBlue Note BLP 1544, BN-LA590-H2
tk.6Ultramarine-
tk.7Mobley's Musings-
* Blue Note BLP 1544, BST 81544 (pseudo stereo)   Hank Mobley And His All Stars
= Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181   The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions
* Blue Note BN-LA590-H2   Milt Jackson - All Star Bags
* Blue Note 45-1671   Hank Mobley - Lower Stratosphere / Reunion

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, January 14, 1957
Sam You Made The Bridge Too Long (Sam's Tune)World Pacific EP4-54; Pacific Jazz PJM-402, PJ-100; Blue Note LT-1065
Once Upon A GrooveWorld Pacific EP4-74; Pacific Jazz PJM-402; Jazztone J 1281; Blue Note LT-1065
ToucheWorld Pacific EP4-73; Pacific Jazz PJM-402; Jazztone J 1281; Blue Note LT-1065
Little T (Lil T)Pacific Jazz PJ-33; World Pacific JWC-508; Blue Note LT-1065
* Pacific Jazz PJM-402; World Pacific WPM-402, WP-1275   The Jazz Messengers Featuring Art Blakey - Ritual
= Pacific Jazz PJ-15   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Ritual!
* Pacific Jazz PJ-100   Various Artists - 24 Great Jazz Groups: On Mike!
* Blue Note LT-1065, CDP 7 46858 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Once Upon A Groove
* Jazztone J 1281   Clifford Brown's All Stars/The Jazz Messengers With Art Blakey - Jazz Messages
* Pacific Jazz PJ-33   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers/The Elmo Hope Quintet Featuring Harold Land
* World Pacific JWC-508   Various Artists - The Hard Swing
* World Pacific EP4-54   The Jazz Messengers Featuring Art Blakey - Ritual
* World Pacific EP4-74   The Jazz Messengers Featuring Art Blakey - Ritual, Vol. 3
* World Pacific EP4-73   The Jazz Messengers Featuring Art Blakey - Ritual, Vol. 2

Jimmy Smith Sextet/Trio

Donald Byrd (trumpet -1,3,5,6) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone -1,3,5,6) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -1,3,5,6) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957
1. tk.3Falling In Love With LoveBlue Note BLP 1547
2. tk.4First Night BluesMosaic MQ5-154
3. tk.5Funk's OatsBlue Note 45-1677, BLP 1547
4. tk.6Zing! Went The Strings Of My HeartBlue Note BLP 1556
5. tk.8Groovy DateBlue Note BLP 1548
6. tk.9I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart-
* Blue Note BLP 1547, BST 81547 (pseudo stereo)   A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 1556, BST 81556 (pseudo stereo)   The Sounds Of Jimmy Smith
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 1548, BST 81548 (pseudo stereo)   A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note 45-1677   Jimmy Smith - Funk's Oats, Part 1&2

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, February 11, 1957
Scotch BluesWorld Pacific EP4-74; Pacific Jazz PJM-402; Blue Note LT-1065
Comments By Art BlakeyWorld Pacific EP4-54; Pacific Jazz PJM-402
RitualWorld Pacific EP4-54; Pacific Jazz PJM-402; World Pacific EP4-57, WP-1247; Blue Note CDP 7 46858 2
Wake UpWorld Pacific EP4-73; Pacific Jazz PJM-402; Blue Note LT-1065
Exhibit "A"Pacific Jazz PJ-33; Blue Note LT-1065
* Pacific Jazz PJM-402; World Pacific WPM-402, WP-1275   The Jazz Messengers Featuring Art Blakey - Ritual
= Pacific Jazz PJ-15   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Ritual!
* Blue Note LT-1065, CDP 7 46858 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Once Upon A Groove
* World Pacific WP-1247   Art Blakey/Benny Barth/Chico Hamilton/Chatur Lal - Drums On Fire!
* Pacific Jazz PJ-33   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers/The Elmo Hope Quintet Featuring Harold Land
* World Pacific EP4-74   The Jazz Messengers Featuring Art Blakey - Ritual, Vol. 3
* World Pacific EP4-54   The Jazz Messengers Featuring Art Blakey - Ritual
* World Pacific EP4-57   Art Blakey/Benny Barth - Drums On Fire!
* World Pacific EP4-73   The Jazz Messengers Featuring Art Blakey - Ritual, Vol. 2

Jimmy Smith Quartet/Trio

Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone -1,2,4) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 12, 1957
1. tk.8Billie's BounceBlue Note BLP 1552
2. tk.10Yardbird SuiteBlue Note BLP 1551, BST 89903
3. tk.11There's A Small HotelBlue Note BLP 1551
4. tk.12All Day LongBlue Note 45-1676, BLP 1551, BST 89901
* Blue Note BLP 1552, BST 81552 (pseudo stereo)   Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 1551, BST 81551 (pseudo stereo)   Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST 89901   Jimmy Smith's Greatest Hits
* Blue Note 45-1676   Jimmy Smith - All Day Long, Part 1&2

Jimmy Smith Trio/Duo/Solo

Jimmy Smith (organ) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 13, 1957
tk.10The DuelBlue Note BLP 1552
* Blue Note BLP 1552, BST 81552 (pseudo stereo)   Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions

The Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble

Ray Bryant (piano -1,3) Oscar Pettiford (bass, cello -1,3) Art Blakey, Jo Jones (drums) Charles "Specs" Wright (drums, timpani, gong) Candido, "Sabu" Martinez (bongos)
NYC, February 22, 1957
1. CO57063OscalypsoColumbia CL 1002
2. CO57064The Scanifice-
3. CO57065Cubano Chant-
* Columbia CL 1002; Columbia/Legacy CK 93637   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Drum Suite

Cliff Jordan - John Gilmore Quintet

John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 3, 1957
tk.2Evil EyeBlue Note BLP 1549
tk.3Status Quo-
tk.5Let It StandBlue Note 7243 8 28977 2
tk.7Bo-TillBlue Note BLP 1549
tk.9Everywhere-
tk.12Blue Lights-
tk.13Billie's Bounce-
* Blue Note BLP 1549, B1-28977, 7243 8 28977 2   Cliff Jordan/John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago
= Blue Note BN-LA521-H2   Johnny Griffin/John Coltrane/Hank Mobley - Blowin' Sessions

Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble

Herbie Mann (flute -1,3/8) Ray Bryant (piano -1,3/8) Wendell Marshall (bass -1,3/8) Jo Jones, Art Taylor (drums) Charles "Specs" Wright (drums -1,3/8) Art Blakey (drums, vocals -1,3/8, drums -2) Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Jose Valiente (congas -1,3/8) "Sabu" Martinez (bongos, timbales, vocals -1,3/8) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales -1,3/8) Evilio Quntero (concerro, maracas, tee log -1,3/8)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, March 7, 1957
1. tk.1ToffiBlue Note BLP 1554
2. tk.4Split Skins-
3. tk.5Elephant WalkBlue Note 45-1696, BLP 1555
4. tk.6Ya YaBlue Note 45-1679, BLP 1554
5. tk.9Abdullah's DelightBlue Note 45-1696, BLP 1555
6. tk.11Buhaina ChantBlue Note BLP 1554
7. tk.12Come Out Meet Me TonightBlue Note 45-1679, BLP 1555
8. tk.13AmuckBlue Note BLP 1555
* Blue Note BLP 1554, BST 81554, CDP 7 89390 2   Art Blakey - Orgy In Rhythm, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1555, BST 81555   Art Blakey - Orgy In Rhythm, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1696   Art Blakey - Abdullah's Delight / Elephant Walk
* Blue Note 45-1679   Art Blakey - Ya Ya / Come Out Meet Me Tonight

Hank Mobley Quintet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 8, 1957
tk.1Wham And They're OffBlue Note BLP 1550
tk.4Wham And They're Off (alt. take)Blue Note (Du) 1A158-83385/8, (J) BNJ-61005, CDP 7 46816 2; Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.5Funk In Deep Freeze (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 46816 2; Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.6Funk In Deep FreezeBlue Note 45-1675, BLP 1550
tk.7Startin' From ScratchBlue Note BLP 1550
tk.8StellawiseBlue Note 45-1684, BLP 1550
tk.9Bass On Balls-
tk.10Fin De L'affaire (End Of The Affair)Blue Note 45-1675, BLP 1550
* Blue Note BLP 1550, CDP 7 46816 2   Hank Mobley Quintet
= Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181   The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions
* Blue Note (Du) 1A158-83385/8   Various Artists - 40 Years Of Jazz: History Of Blue Note, Box 2
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61005   Horace Silver Rare Tracks - Senor Blues
* Blue Note 45-1675   Hank Mobley - Funk In Deep Freeze / End Of The Affair
* Blue Note 45-1684   Hank Mobley - Bass On Balls / Stellawise

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Carl Fisher Concert Hall", NYC, March 8 & 9, 1957
CasinoElektra EKL 120; Savoy MG 12171, SJL 1112
The Biddie Griddies-
Potpourri-
Ugh!-
Mirage-
Reflections Of Buhaina-
-Savoy ZDS 4409
* Elektra EKL 120   A Midnight Session With The Jazz Messengers
* Savoy MG 12171   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Midnight Session
* Savoy SJL 1112, ZDS 4409   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Mirage

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Webster Hall, NYC, March 13, 1957
I Talk To The TreesVik LAK 1103
I Could Have Danced All Night-
On The Street Where You Live-
There But For You Go-
They Call The Wind Maria-
Almost Like Being In Love-
* Vik LAK 1103   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Selections From Lerner And Loewe's...
= RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Minneapolis, MN, circa spring 1957
Scotch BluesCadet LP 4049
Flight To Jordan-
Transfiguration-
Exhibit A-
Gershwin Medley: Rhapsody In Blue / Summertime / Someone To Watch Over Me / The Man I Love-
* Cadet LP 4049   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Tough!
= Chess 2ACMJ 406   Max Roach/Art Blakey
= Chess CH2 92511   Max Roach/Art Blakey - Percussion Discussion

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers + 4

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Melba Liston (trombone) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
RCA Studio 3, NYC, April 2, 1957
A Night At Tony's (take 3)RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2
A Night At Tony's (take 4)RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB, 07863 66661-2
Social Call (take 4)-
* RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition
* RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB   Art Blakey - Theory Of Art

Johnny Griffin Septet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957
tk.1Smokestack (alt. take)Blue Note 7243 4 99009 2
tk.2SmokestackBlue Note BLP 1559
tk.3The Way You Look Tonight-
tk.4Ball Bearing-
tk.5All The Things You Are-
* Blue Note BLP 1559, CDP 7 81559 2, 7243 4 99009 2   Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2 - A Blowing Session
= Blue Note BN-LA521-H2   Johnny Griffin/John Coltrane/Hank Mobley - Blowin' Sessions

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 8, 1957
H4JB3338Off The WallVik LAX 1115
-Off The Wall (take 5)RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2
H4JB3339A Night In TunisiaVik LAX 1115
H4JB3340Couldn't It Be You-
-Couldn't It Be You (take 3)RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2
H4JB3341Theory Of ArtVik LAX 1115
H4JB3342Evans-
* Vik LAX 1115   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia
= RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB   Art Blakey - Theory Of Art
* RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition

Sonny Rollins Quintet/Sextet

J.J. Johnson (trombone -1,2,4/6) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano -1,2,4/6) Thelonious Monk (piano -3,6) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 14, 1957
1. tk.1Why Don't IBlue Note 45-1687, BLP 1558, BN-LA401-H2
2. tk.4Wail MarchBlue Note BLP 1558
3. tk.6ReflectionsBlue Note BLP 1558, BN-LA401-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
4. tk.7Poor ButterflyBlue Note BLP 1558, BN-LA401-H2
5. tk.11You Stepped Out Of A DreamBlue Note 45-1687, BLP 1558, BN-LA401-H2
6. tk.12MisteriosoBlue Note BLP 1558, BN-LA401-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
* Blue Note BLP 1558, BST 81558 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46818 2, CDP 7 81558 2, B1-ST 81558   Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BN-LA401-H2   Sonny Rollins Best Album
* Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note 45-1687   Sonny Rollins - You Stepped Out Of A Dream / Why Don't I

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Sabu

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums) "Sabu" Martinez (bongos)
NYC, May 13, 1957
Woody'n YouJubilee JLP 1049
Sakeena-
Shorty-
Dawn On The Street-
* Jubilee JLP 1049   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers With Sabu And A Bongo - Cu-Bop

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 14, 1957
2560Blue MonkAtlantic LP 1278, LP 1337, SD 2-316
2561I Mean YouAtlantic LP 1278
4920Blue Monk, Part 1unissued
4921Blue Monk, Part 2-
* Atlantic LP 1278, SD 1278   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk - Jazz Connection
* Atlantic LP 1337   Various Artists - The Blues In Modern Jazz
* Atlantic SD 2-316   Various Artists - The Jazz Years-25th Anniversary

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, May 15, 1957
2562Rhythm-A-NingAtlantic LP 1278
2563Purple Shades-
2564Evidence-
2565In Walked Bud-
* Atlantic LP 1278, SD 1278   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk - Jazz Connection

Thelonious Monk Septet

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano -1/3) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25, 1957
1.Crepuscule With Nellie (take 1)Riverside R 022, RCD2 30027-2
2.Crepuscule With Nellie (take 2)Riverside RCD2 30027-2
3.Crepuscule With Nellie (breakdown)Riverside R 022, RCD2 30027-2
4.Blues For TomorrowRiverside RLP 12-243; Milestone M 47011
* Riverside R 022, 15RCD 022-2, (J) VIJ 5102/23   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings
* Riverside RLP 12-243; Original Jazz Classics OJC 030, OJCCD 030-2   Various Artists - Blues For Tomorrow
* Milestone M 47011   Thelonious Monk And John Coltrane - Monk/Trane
* Riverside RCD2 30027-2   Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings

Thelonious Monk Septet

Ray Copeland (trumpet -1/8) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone -1/8) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone -1/8) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 26, 1957
1.Crepuscule With Nellie (take 4+5)Riverside R 022; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 084-2
2.Crepuscule With Nellie (take 6)Riverside RLP 12-242; Milestone M 47011
3.Off Minor (take 4)Riverside REP 324; Jazzland JLP 46; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 084-2
4.Off Minor (take 5)Riverside RLP 12-242, RLP 421; Milestone M 47011
5.Epistrophy (alt. take)Riverside REP 324; Jazzland JLP 46
6.EpistrophyRiverside RLP 12-242; Milestone M 47011
7.Well, You Needn't (opening)Riverside R 022, RCD2 30027-2
8.Well, You Needn'tRiverside RLP 12-242, RLP 483/484; Milestone M 47011
9.Ruby, My DearRiverside RLP 12-242, RLP 421, RLP 483/484
* Riverside R 022, 15RCD 022-2, (J) VIJ 5102/23   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings
* Riverside RLP 12-242, RLP 1102; Original Jazz Classics OJC 084, OJCCD 084-2   Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music
= Riverside RS 3004   Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane
* Milestone M 47011   Thelonious Monk And John Coltrane - Monk/Trane
* Jazzland JLP 46, JLP 946; Original Jazz Classics OJC 039, OJCCD 039-2   Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
= Riverside RLP 490, RS 9490   Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - Monk And Coltrane
* Riverside RLP 421, RS 9421   Thelonious Monk Greatest Hits
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Riverside RCD2 30027-2   Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings
* Riverside REP 324   Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers / Tommy Gumina

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
KABC-TV, Stars Of Jazz #56. 1957-#30, July 29, 1957
I Mean You (Stick Ball Swing)Calliope CAL 3008, CAL 3036
Blue Monk-
same session
Evidence (Justice)-
* Calliope CAL 3008   Count Basie, Joe Williams And Art Blakey - Sessions, Live
* Calliope CAL 3036   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Sessions, Live

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, October 9, 1957
Deo-XBethlehem BCP 6023
* Bethlehem BCP 6023   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive
= West Wind (G) WW 065, WW 2065   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - For Minors Only

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, October 11, 1957
For Minors OnlyBethlehem BCP 6023
6442Right Down FrontBethlehem 11029, BCP 6023
Sweet SakeenaBethlehem BCP 6023
For Miles And Miles-
Krafty-
6443Late SpringBethlehem 11029, BCP 6023
* Bethlehem BCP 6023   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive
= West Wind (G) WW 065, WW 2065   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - For Minors Only
* Bethlehem 11029   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Right Down Front / Late Spring

Art Blakey Big Band

Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (trombone) Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Al Cohn, John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Bill Slapin (baritone saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December, 1957
Oasis (take 4)Bethlehem 20-50012
MidriffBethlehem BCP 6027
Midriff (take 1)Bethlehem 20-50012
Midriff (take 2)-
The Kiss Of No ReturnBethlehem BCP 6027
The Kiss Of No Return (take 1)Bethlehem 20-50012
The Kiss Of No Return (take 2)-
The Outer WorldBethlehem BCP 6027, BCP 6037
The Outer World (take 2)Bethlehem 20-50012
The Outer World (take 5)-
El Toro ValienteBethlehem 11086, BCP 6027
El Toro Valiente (take 1)Bethlehem 20-50012
Ain't Life GrandBethlehem 11086, BCP 6027
Ain't Life Grand (take 2)Bethlehem 20-50012
Ain't Life Grand (take 5)-
Last DateBethlehem BCP 6027, BCP 6037
Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
PristineBethlehem BCP 6027
Pristine (take 2)Bethlehem 20-50012
Pristine (take 6)-
Pristine (take 8)-
Tippin'Bethlehem BCP 6027, BCP 6065
Tippin' (take 1)Bethlehem 20-50012
Tippin' (take 3)-
* Bethlehem BCP 6027   Art Blakey Big Band
* Bethlehem BCP 6037   Various Artists - Big Band Contrast
* Bethlehem BCP 6065   Various Artists - Golden Jazz Instrumentals
* Bethlehem 20-50012   John Coltrane - Bethlehem Years
* Bethlehem 11086   Art Blakey - El Toro Valiente / Ain't Life Grand

1958

Jimmy Smith Sextet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone -1,2,4) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone -1,2,4) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
1. tk.12ConfirmationBlue Note LT-992
2. tk.13Au PrivaveBlue Note BLP 4002
3. tk.14FlamingoBlue Note BLP 4011, BST 89901
4. tk.15The SermonBlue Note 45-1879, BLP 4011, BST 89901, BN-LA400-H2, (J) NP-9020C
* Blue Note LT-992   Jimmy Smith - Confirmation
* Blue Note BLP 4002, BST 84002   Jimmy Smith - House Party
* Blue Note BLP 4011, BST 84011   Jimmy Smith - The Sermon!
* Blue Note BST 89901   Jimmy Smith's Greatest Hits
* Blue Note BN-LA400-H2   Jimmy Smith Best Album
* Blue Note (J) NP-9020C   Various Artists - Blue Note Jazz
* Blue Note 45-1879   Jimmy Smith - The Sermon, Part 1&2

Cannonball Adderley's Five Stars

Miles Davis (trumpet -1/5) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 9, 1958
1. tk.2Autumn LeavesBlue Note 45-1737, BLP 1595, (J) NP-9020C, (J) BNJ-27001
2. tk.3Love For SaleBlue Note BLP 1595
3. tk.4Somethin' ElseBlue Note 45-1738, BLP 1595, BST2 84433, (J) NP-9020C
4. tk.6One For Daddy-OBlue Note 45-1739, BLP 1595
5. tk.7Alison's Uncle (Bangoon)Blue Note (J) BNJ-27001, (J) BNJ-61008/10, CDP 7 46338 2, (J) TOCJ-1601
6. tk.11Dancing In The DarkBlue Note BLP 1595
* Blue Note BLP 1595, BST 81595, BN-LA169-F, CDP 7 46338 2, B1-ST 46338   Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
* Blue Note (J) NP-9020C   Various Artists - Blue Note Jazz
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-27001   Cannonball Adderley - Alison's Uncle
* Blue Note 45-1737, (J) NP-2004   Cannonball Adderley - Autumn Leaves, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1738, (J) NP-2013   Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1739   Cannonball Adderley - One For Daddy-O, Part 1&2

Tina Brooks Quintet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 16, 1958
tk.3Minor Move (alt. take)Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601
tk.7The Way You Look TonightBlue Note (J) GXF-3072
tk.9Nutville-
tk.10Star Eyes-
tk.11Everything Happens To Me-
tk.15Minor Move-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3072, (J) GXK-8162, (J) BRP-8043   Tina Brooks - Minor Move
= Mosaic MR4-106   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks

Jimmy Smith Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
"Smalls' Paradise", NYC, 3rd set, April 7, 1958
tk.11A Night In TunisiaBlue Note LT-1054
tk.12Dark Eyes-
tk.13Groovin' At Small's-
* Blue Note LT-1054, CDP 7 84441 2   Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues

Gil Evans And His Orchestra

Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Joe Bennett, Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Harvey Phillips (tuba) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Jerry Sanfino (reeds) Gil Evans (piano, arranger, conductor) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, April 9, 1958
St. Louis BluesWorld Pacific STEREO-108; Pacific Jazz X-312; World Pacific WP-1246, JWC-513; Pacific Jazz PJ-100, PJ-LA894-H
King Porter StompWorld Pacific STEREO-108, WP-1246
Lester Leaps InWorld Pacific WP-1246
'Round MidnightWorld Pacific WP-1246, HFS-2, DJ-2
Lester Leaps In (alt. take)World Pacific WP-1257
* World Pacific WP-1246, ST-1011   Gil Evans - New Bottle Old Wine
= World Pacific WP-1298, ST-1298; Pacific Jazz PJ-40, ST-40   Gil Evans Orchestra Featuring Cannonball Adderley
= Blue Note BN-LA461-H2   Gil Evans - Pacific Standard Time
* World Pacific JWC-513, ST-1021   Various Artists - The Blues In Stereo
* Pacific Jazz PJ-100   Various Artists - 24 Great Jazz Groups: On Mike!
* Pacific Jazz PJ-LA894-H   Various Artists - Jazz: The 50's, Vol. II
* World Pacific HFS-2   Various Artists - Something For Both Ears! $2.98
= World Pacific WP-1291, ST-1291   Various Artists - Swingin' Like Sixty, Vol. 3: Something For Both Ears
* World Pacific DJ-2   Various Artists - Disc Jockey Edition: A Taste Of The Best From World Pacific
* World Pacific WP-1257, JWC-514, ST-1015   Various Artists - The Sound Of Big Band Jazz In Hi-Fi!
* World Pacific STEREO-108   Gil Evans - St. Louis Blues / King Porter Stomp
* Pacific Jazz X-312   Cannonball Adderley/Gil Evans - St. Louis Blues / Manteca

Kenny Burrell Septet

Louis Smith (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone -1,2,4) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone -1,2,4,5) Duke Jordan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 14, 1958
1. tk.1I Never KnewBlue Note (J) GXF-3070, (J) BNJ-61008/10
2. tk.2Scotch BluesBlue Note BLP 1596
3. tk.4The Man I LoveBlue Note BLP 1597
4. tk.8Yes BabyBlue Note 45-1716, BLP 1596
5. tk.9PhinupiBlue Note BLP 1597
Louis Smith (trumpet -1,3,4) Tina Brooks, Junior Cook (tenor saxophone -1,3,4) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
1. tk.10Chuckin'-
2. tk.11Autumn In New YorkBlue Note BLP 1596
3. tk.12Rock SaltBlue Note 45-1717, BLP 1597
4. tk.14CaravanBlue Note BLP 1596
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3070, (J) GXK-8155   Kenny Burrell - Swingin'
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BLP 1596, BST 81596   Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1597, BST 81597   Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1716   Kenny Burrell - Yes Baby, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1717   Kenny Burrell - Rock Salt, Part 1&2

Gil Evans And His Orchestra

Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Joe Bennett, Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Bill Barber (tuba) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Phil Bodner (reeds) Gil Evans (piano, arranger, conductor) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 21, 1958
Struttin' With Some BarbecueWorld Pacific WP-1246
* World Pacific WP-1246, ST-1011   Gil Evans - New Bottle Old Wine
= World Pacific WP-1298, ST-1298; Pacific Jazz PJ-40, ST-40   Gil Evans Orchestra Featuring Cannonball Adderley
= Blue Note BN-LA461-H2   Gil Evans - Pacific Standard Time

Gil Evans And His Orchestra

Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Clyde Reasinger (trumpet) Joe Bennett, Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Bill Barber (tuba) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Phil Bodner (reeds) Gil Evans (piano, arranger, conductor) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums): Clyde Reasinger (trumpet) replaces Royal
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 26, 1958
MantecaPacific Jazz X-312; World Pacific WP-1246
Bird FeathersWorld Pacific WP-1246
* World Pacific WP-1246, ST-1011   Gil Evans - New Bottle Old Wine
= World Pacific WP-1298, ST-1298; Pacific Jazz PJ-40, ST-40   Gil Evans Orchestra Featuring Cannonball Adderley
= Blue Note BN-LA461-H2   Gil Evans - Pacific Standard Time
* Pacific Jazz X-312   Cannonball Adderley/Gil Evans - St. Louis Blues / Manteca

Jimmy Smith Quintet

Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Don Bailey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 16, 1958
tk.3St. Louis BluesBlue Note 7243 5 21435 2
tk.8The Swingin' Shepherd BluesBlue Note 45-1711, (J) K18P-9280
tk.9Blues #1Blue Note 7243 5 21435 2
* Blue Note (J) K18P-9280   Jimmy Smith - The Singles
* Blue Note 7243 5 21435 2   Jimmy Smith - Six Views Of The Blues
* Blue Note 45-1711   Jimmy Smith - The Swingin' Shepherd Blues / Cha Cha J

Cannonball Adderley - Milt Jackson Quintet

Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, October 28, 1958
Blues OrientalRiverside RLP 12-286
A Few Words...Milestone M 47001
Things Are Getting BetterRiverside RLP 12-286, RLP 416
Serves Me Right (take 5)Riverside RLP 12-286
Groovin' High-
The Sidewalks Of New York (take 5)Riverside R 45415, RLP 12-286
Sounds For SidRiverside RLP 12-286
Just One Of Those ThingsRiverside R 45415, RLP 12-286
Serves Me Right (take 4)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 032-2
The Sidewalks Of New York (take 4)-
* Riverside RLP 12-286, RLP 1128; Original Jazz Classics OJC 032, OJCCD 032-2   Cannonball Adderley/Milt Jackson - Things Are Getting Better
= Milestone M 47001   Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball And Eight Giants
* Riverside RLP 416, RS 9416   Cannonball Adderley Greatest Hits
* Riverside R 45415   Cannonball Adderley/Milt Jackson - The Sidewalks Of New York / Just One Of Those Things

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 30, 1958
tk.1Are You RealBlue Note BLP 4003
tk.2Moanin' (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 46516 2, (J) TOCJ-5941/44
tk.4Moanin'Blue Note 45-1735, BLP 4003, (F) BST 84383, BST2 84429, BST 89903, (J) NP-9020C
tk.7/9/12/14The Drum Thunder SuiteBlue Note BLP 4003
tk.16Along Came BettyBlue Note 45-1736, BLP 4003
tk.19Blues MarchBlue Note 45-1736, BLP 4003, (F) BST 84383, BST2 84433
tk.21Come Rain Or Come ShineBlue Note BLP 4003
* Blue Note BLP 4003, BST 84003, CDP 7 46516 2, B1-ST 46516   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
* Blue Note (F) BST 84383   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Greatest Hits
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note (J) NP-9020C   Various Artists - Blue Note Jazz
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series
* Blue Note 45-1735, (J) NP-2002   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Moanin', Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1736, (J) NP-2003   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Blues March / Along Came Betty

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers + 3

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones (drums, timpani) Ray Barretto (congas)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, November 2, 1958
tk.4Let's Take 16 BarsBlue Note 7243 5 21455 2
tk.6Moose The Mooche-
tk.7Drums In The Rain-
tk.11Lee's Tune-
tk.13Blakey's Blues-
tk.15Lover-
* Blue Note 7243 5 21455 2   Art Blakey - Drums Around The Corner

Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble

Donald Byrd (trumpet -2/5) Ray Bryant (piano -1/5,8) Wendell Marshall (bass -1/6,8) Art Taylor (drums) Art Blakey (drums, chant) Philly Joe Jones (drums, chant, vocals) Ray Barretto, Victor Gonzales, Julio Martinez, "Sabu" Martinez, Chonguito Vincente (bongos, congas) Fred Pagani (timbales) Andy Delannoy (maracas) Austin Cromer, Hal Rasheed (chant)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, November 9, 1958
1. tk.2AghanoBlue Note BLP 4004
2. tk.3The Feast-
3. tk.4ReflectionBlue Note BLP 4005
4. tk.7MirageBlue Note BLP 4004
5. tk.8Swingin' KiltsBlue Note BLP 4005
6. tk.9Dinga-
7. tk.12O' Tinde-
8. tk.13Lamento AfricanoBlue Note BLP 4004
* Blue Note BLP 4004, BST 84004   Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 4005, BST 84005   Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins, Vol. 2

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Kurhaus", Scheveningen, Holland, November 19, 1958
Moanin'Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2128-2; Bandstand (J) TKCB-30442
Along Came Betty-
I Remember Clifford-
Whisper Not-
A Night In Tunisia-
* Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2128-2   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Live In The 50's
* Bandstand (J) TKCB-30442   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live In Holland 1958

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, November 22, 1958
Just By MyselfFontana (F) 680 202 ML
I Remember Clifford-
Are You Real-
Blues Pour DoudouMercury (F) 6444700
* Fontana (F) 680 202 ML   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - 1958-Paris Olympia
= Epic LA 16009, BA 17009   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Paris Concert
= Mercury (F) 6444700   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Olympia Concert

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Swiss radio broadcast, "Volkshaus", Zurich, Switzerland, December 4, 1958
Now's The TimeSOLAR 4569881
The Theme-
Moanin'-
Whisper Not-
Evidence-
same session
I Remember Clifford-
Just By Myself-
Along Came Betty-
My Funny Valentine-
Come Rain Or Come Shine-
A Night In Tunisia-
* SOLAR 4569881   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live In Zurich 1958

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, December 17, 1958
Moanin'Fontana (F) 680 202 ML
Justice-
Blues MarchFontana (Du) 460 642 TE; Mercury (F) 6444700
Whisper Not-
* Fontana (F) 680 202 ML   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - 1958-Paris Olympia
= Epic LA 16009, BA 17009   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Paris Concert
= Mercury (F) 6444700   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Olympia Concert
* Fontana (Du) 460 642 TE, (E) TFE 17257   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Blues March/Whisper Not

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet -1/4,6/10,12,14/19) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone -1/4,6/8,10/12,14/19) Bobby Timmons (piano -1/4,6/19) Jymie Merritt (bass -1/4,6/12,14/19) Art Blakey (drums -1/12,14/19)
Paris, France, December 18 & 19, 1958
1.GeneriqueFontana (F) 660 224 MR
2.Pierre Et Beatrice-
3.Nasol-
4.Tom-
5.Poursuite Dans La Ruelle-
6.Ne Chuchote Pas (Whisper Not)-
7.Mambo Dans La Voiture-
8.Juste Pour Eux Seuls (Just By Myself)-
9.Blues Pour Doudou-
10.Blues Pour Marcel-
11.Blues Pour Vara-
12.Merlin-
13.Pasquier-
14.Quaglio-
15.La Divorcee De Leo Fall-
16.Suspence-
17.Tom Et Nasol-
18.Des Femmes Disparaissent-
19.Final Pour Pierre Et Beatrice-
* Fontana (F) 660 224 MR   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Des Femmes Disparaissent (Soundtrack)

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Club St. Germain", Paris, France, December 21, 1958
PolitelyRCA (F) 430.043
Whisper Not-
Now's The Time-
The First Theme-
same session
Moanin' With HazelRCA (F) 430.044
We Named It Justice-
Blues March For Europe, No. 1-
Like Someone In Love-
Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Kenny Clarke (drums -3,4) Gana M'Bow (congas -3,4)
1.Along Came ManonRCA (F) 430.045
2.Out Of The Past-
3.A Night In Tunisia-
4.Ending With The Theme-
* RCA (F) 430.043   Art Blakey Et Les Jazz-Messengers Au Club St. Germain, Vol. 1
* RCA (F) 430.044   Art Blakey Et Les Jazz-Messengers Au Club St. Germain, Vol. 2
* RCA (F) 430.045   Art Blakey Et Les Jazz-Messengers Au Club St. Germain, Vol. 3

1959 (age 40)

Blue Mitchell Quintet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano -1/6) Cedar Walton (piano -7) Sam Jones (bass -1,3,4) Paul Chambers (bass -2,5/7) Art Blakey (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January 5, 1959
1.Blues On My MindRiverside RLP 12-293; Original Jazz Classics OJC 6009
2.It Could Happen To You-
3.BoomerangRiverside RLP 12-293; Milestone M 47055
4.Sweet-CakesRiverside RLP 12-293; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6009-2
5.Missing YouRiverside RLP 12-293, RCD 6021-2
6.When The Saints Go Marching InRiverside RLP 12-293; Original Jazz Classics OJC 6009
7.Studio BRiverside RLP 12-294; Milestone M 47055; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 667-2
* Riverside RLP 12-293, RLP 1131; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 667-2   Blue Mitchell - Out Of The Blue
* Original Jazz Classics OJC 6009, OJCCD 6009-2   Blue Mitchell - Blues On My Mind
* Milestone M 47055   Blue Mitchell - A Blue Time
* Riverside RLP 12-294, RLP 1134; Original Jazz Classics OJC 256, OJCCD 256-2   Various Artists - New Blue Horns
* Riverside RCD 6021-2   Blue Mitchell - Plays For Lovers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 8, 1959
tk.5JimerickBlue Note rejected
tk.10Quick Trick-
tk.14Hipsippy Blues-
tk.15M And M-
tk.19Close Your Eyes-
tk.21Just Foolin'-

Art Blakey Duo

Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1959
tk.1I've Got My Love To Keep Me WarmBlue Note 7243 5 21455 2, CDP 7 99095 2
tk.2What Is This Thing Called LoveBlue Note 7243 5 21455 2
* Blue Note 7243 5 21455 2   Art Blakey - Drums Around The Corner
* Blue Note CDP 7 99095 2   Various Artists - Blue Berlin

Sonny Clark Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1959
tk.4Blues BlueBlue Note (J) GXF-3056
tk.7Royal Flush-
tk.9Junka-
tk.11Minor Meeting-
tk.12My Conception-
tk.16Some Clark Bars-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3056, (J) GXK-8158   Sonny Clark - My Conception

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, April 15, 1959
Pee Wee Marquette's introBlue Note BLP 4015
Just Coolin'-
The Theme (short version)-
Close Your EyesBlue Note 45-1787, BLP 4015
M And MBlue Note BLP 4016
Hipsippy BluesBlue Note 45-1786, BLP 4015
Chick An' DumplinsBlue Note 45-1788, BLP 4016
Hi-Fly-
Art's RevelationBlue Note BLP 4016
Justice (Evidence)Blue Note BLP 4015
The Theme (long version)Blue Note BLP 4016
* Blue Note BLP 4015, BST 84015   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 4016, BST 84016   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1787   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Close Your Eyes, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1786   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hipsippy Blues, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1788   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Chick An' Dumplins / Hi-Fly

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 4, 1959
M And Mprivate tape
Close Your Eyes-
Moanin'-
A Night In Tunisia-

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Barney Wilen

Lee Morgan (trumpet -1,4/9) Barney Wilen (tenor, soprano saxophone -1,3/9) Bobby Timmons (piano -1,2,4/10) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Tommy Lopez, Willie Rodriguez (congas -2/10) Johnny Rodriguez (bongos -2/10) Duke Jordan (composer -1,2,4/10, piano, composer -3)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, July 28 & 29, 1959
1.No Problem (1st version)Fontana (F) 680 203 ML
2.No Hay Problema-
3.Prelude In Blue (A "L' Esquinade")-
4.Valmontana (1st version)-
5.Miguel's Party-
6.Prelude In Blue (Chez Miguel)-
7.No Problem (2nd version)-
8.Weehawken Mad Pad-
9.Valmontana (2nd version)-
10.No Hay Problema (2nd version)Fontana (J) 28JD-10169
* Fontana (F) 680 203 ML, (J) 28JD-10169   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers Avec Barney Wilen - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Soundtrack)

Kenny Burrell Quartet

Roland Hanna (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 1st set, August 25, 1959
tk.1Tricotismrejected
tk.2The Next Time You See Me, Things Won't Be The Sameunissued
tk.3If You Could See Me NowBlue Note (J) GXF-3070
tk.4Hallelujahrejected
tk.5Beef Stew Blues-
tk.6The Take Off / 36-26-36-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3070, (J) GXK-8155   Kenny Burrell - Swingin'

Kenny Burrell Quintet

Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone -2/5) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 2nd set, August 25, 1959
1. tk.7Love Walked Inrejected
2. tk.8Swingin'Blue Note (J) GXF-3070, (J) TOCJ-5941/44
3. tk.9Lover Manrejected
4. tk.10Birks' WorksBlue Note BLP 4021
5. tk.11Oh, Lady Be Good-
6. tk.12The Next Time You See Me, Things Won't Be The Samerejected
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3070, (J) GXK-8155   Kenny Burrell - Swingin'
* Blue Note BLP 4021, BST 84021   Kenny Burrell - On View At The Five Spot Cafe
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series

Kenny Burrell Quartet

Roland Hanna (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 3rd set, August 25, 1959
tk.13If You Could See Me Nowrejected
tk.14Beef Stew BluesBlue Note (J) GXF-3070
tk.15HallelujahBlue Note BLP 4021
tk.16The Take Offunissued
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3070, (J) GXK-8155   Kenny Burrell - Swingin'
* Blue Note BLP 4021, BST 84021   Kenny Burrell - On View At The Five Spot Cafe

Kenny Burrell Quartet

Roland Hanna (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 4th set, August 25, 1959
tk.17Our Delightunissued
tk.18The Next Time You See Me, Things Won't Be The Same-
tk.1936-26-36Blue Note BLP 4021
* Blue Note BLP 4021, BST 84021   Kenny Burrell - On View At The Five Spot Cafe

Kenny Burrell Quintet

Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone -2,4/6) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 5th set, August 25, 1959
1. tk.20Love Walked Inrejected
2. tk.21Swingin'-
3. tk.22Lover ManBlue Note BLP 4021
4. tk.23Birks' Worksrejected
5. tk.24Oh, Lady Be Good-
6. tk.2536-26-36 / Theme-
* Blue Note BLP 4021, BST 84021   Kenny Burrell - On View At The Five Spot Cafe

Benny Golson Quintet

Curtis Fuller (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Ray Bryant (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 28, 1959
1833My Blues HouseNew Jazz NJLP 8220
1834I Didn't Know What Time It Was-
1835The Stroller-
1836YesterdaysNew Jazz 45-503, NJLP 8220
1837Drum Boogie-
* New Jazz NJLP 8220; Original Jazz Classics OJC 226, OJCCD 226-2   Benny Golson - Groovin' With Golson
* New Jazz 45-503   Benny Golson - Yesterdays / Drum Boogie

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"KB-Hallen", Copenhagen, Denmark, November 5, 1959
Blues MarchRoyal Jazz (D) RJD 516
The Midget-
Nellie Blye-
A Night In Tunisia-
* Royal Jazz (D) RJD 516   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live In Copenhagen 1959

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Dizzy Reece (congas -5,6)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 10, 1959
1. tk.3The MidgetBlue Note LT-1088
2. tk.4Lester Left Town-
3. tk.8Celine-
4. tk.10Splendid-
5. tk.12Haina-
6. tk.14Africaine-
7.It's Only A Paper Moonrejected
* Blue Note LT-1088   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Africaine

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Theatre Des Champs-Elysees", Paris, France, November 15, 1959
Close Your EyesRCA (F) 430.054
Goldie-
Ray's Idea-
Lester Left Down-
Blues MarchMoon (It) MCD 071-2
Are You Real-
A Night In Tunisia-
No ProblemJazz Band (E) EBCD 2128-2; Bandstand (J) TKCB-30442
Along Came Bettyprivate tape
* RCA (F) 430.054   Art Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Theatre Des Champs-Elysees
* Moon (It) MCD 071-2   Art Blakey - Are You Real
* Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2128-2   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Live In The 50's
* Bandstand (J) TKCB-30442   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live In Holland 1958

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Konserthuset", Stockholm, Sweden, November 23, 1959
Close Your EyesDragon (Swd) DRCD 182
Like Someone In Love-
Lester Left Town-
The Midget-
A Night In Tunisia-
The Theme-
* Dragon (Swd) DRCD 182   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live In Stockholm 1959

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Titania-Palast", Berlin, West Germany, November 29, 1959
Blues MarchJazz Up (It) JU 321
Moanin'-
A Night In Tunisia-
Along Came Betty-
Lester Left Town-
* Jazz Up (It) JU 321   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Live In Berlin 1959/1962

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Guests

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Barney Wilen (alto saxophone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Theatre Des Champs-Elysees", Paris, France, December 18, 1959
Dance Of The InfidelsFontana (F) 680 207 TL
Bouncing With Bud-
Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
The Midget-
A Night In Tunisia-
* Fontana (F) 680 207 TL   Art Blakey/Bud Powell/Barney Wilen/Wayne Shorter/Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session
= Epic LA 16017, BA 17017   Art Blakey In Paris Featuring Bud Powell And Lee Morgan

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
1959 or 1960
This Hereprivate tape
Blues March-
'Round Midnight-

1960

Lee Morgan Quintet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Bell Sound Studio B, NYC, February 3, 1960
tk.4Running Brook (1st version)Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1002, NVJ2-910; Mosaic MD6-202
tk.6Terrible "T" (1st version)Vee-Jay (J) RJL 2640, (J) FHCY 1002, (J) FHCY 1011/12, NVJ2-910; Mosaic MD6-202
* Vee-Jay (J) RJL 2640   Various Artists - Alternate Sessions At The Early '60s
* Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1002   Alternate Takes Of Here's Lee Morgan
* Vee-Jay NVJ2-910   Here's Lee Morgan
* Mosaic MD6-202   The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan - Wayne Shorter Sessions
* Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1011/12   Here's Lee Morgan

Hank Mobley Quartet

Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 7, 1960
tk.3RememberBlue Note 45-1797, BLP 4031
tk.4Split Feelin'sBlue Note BLP 4031
tk.12Dig DisBlue Note 45-1797, BLP 4031
tk.18This I Dig Of YouBlue Note BLP 4031
tk.20Soul Station-
tk.25If I Should Lose You-
* Blue Note BLP 4031, BST 84031, CDP 7 46528 2, B1-ST 46528   Hank Mobley - Soul Station
* Blue Note 45-1797   Hank Mobley - Remember / Dig Dis

Lee Morgan Quintet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Bell Sound Studio B, NYC, February 8, 1960
tk.1Mogie (alt. take 1)Tradiition 2079; Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1002, (J) FHCY 1011/12; Mosaic MD6-202
tk.2Mogie (alt. take 2)GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074; Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1002, (J) FHCY 1011/12, NVJ2-910; Mosaic MD6-202
60-1506 tk.3MogieVee-Jay VJLP 3007
tk.7Off Spring (alt. take)Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1002, (J) FHCY 1011/12; Mosaic MD6-202
60-1505 tk.14Off SpringVee-Jay VJLP 3007
tk.3Bess (alt. take)Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1002, (J) FHCY 1011/12, NVJ2-910; Mosaic MD6-202
60-1504 tk.6BessVee-Jay VJLP 3007; Tradiition 2079
tk.9Running Brook (alt. take)Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1002, (J) FHCY 1011/12; Mosaic MD6-202
60-1509 tk.11Running BrookVee-Jay VJLP 3007; GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074
tk.7Terrible "T" (alt. take)GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074; Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1002, (J) FHCY 1011/12; Mosaic MD6-202
60-1508 tk.8Terrible "T"Vee-Jay VJLP 3007; Tradiition 2079
tk.1I'm A Fool To Want You (alt. take 1)GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074; Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1002, (J) FHCY 1011/12, NVJ2-910; Mosaic MD6-202
60-1507 tk.7I'm A Fool To Want YouVee-Jay VJLP 3007
tk.8I'm A Fool To Want You (alt. take 2)Vee-Jay (J) RJL 2640, (J) FHCY 1002, (J) FHCY 1011/12; Mosaic MD6-202
* Tradiition 2079   Lee Morgan - Genius
* GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074, GNPD 2074   Lee Morgan
* Vee-Jay VJLP 3007, VJSR 3007; Affinity (E) AFF 143; Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1011/12, NVJ2-910   Here's Lee Morgan
= Mosaic MD6-202   The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan - Wayne Shorter Sessions
* Vee-Jay (J) RJL 2640   Various Artists - Alternate Sessions At The Early '60s
* Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1002   Alternate Takes Of Here's Lee Morgan

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 6, 1960
tk.1It's Only A Paper Moon (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 46400 2; Mosaic MR10-141; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44
tk.3It's Only A Paper MoonBlue Note 45-1789, BLP 4029, (F) BST 84383
tk.7Dat DereBlue Note 45-1790, BLP 4029, (F) BST 84383
tk.10The Chess PlayersBlue Note 45-1775, BLP 4029
tk.13Lester Left TownBlue Note 45-1789, BLP 4029
tk.17Sakeena's VisionBlue Note BLP 4029
tk.22Politely-
* Blue Note BLP 4029, BST 84029, CDP 7 46400 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Big Beat
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note (F) BST 84383   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Greatest Hits
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series
* Blue Note 45-1789   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - It's Only A Paper Moon / Lester Left Town
* Blue Note 45-1790   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Dat Dere, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1775   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Chess Players, Part 1&2

Dizzy Reece Quintet

Dizzy Reece (trumpet, congas) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 3, 1960
tk.2The Case Of The Frightened LoverBlue Note 7243 5 22019 2
tk.11The Story Of Love-
tk.18Ye Olde Blues-
tk.22Tenderly-
tk.25/28Achmet-
* Blue Note 7243 5 22019 2   Dizzy Reece - Comin' On

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Buddy Rich

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Buddy Rich (drums -3)
broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, April 16, 1960
1.This Here (Dis Yeah)Alto AL 720; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1020
2.Dat Dere (Dat There)-
3.Evidence (Justice)Alto AL 721; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1020
* Alto AL 720   The Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - Drums Ablaze
* Alto AL 721   The Electric Sticks Of Buddy Rich
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1020   Lee Morgan - Unforgettable Lee!

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers With Buddy Rich

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Buddy Rich (drums -3)
broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, April 23, 1960
1.Nelly Bly (April Jamming)Alto AL 720; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1020
2.Along Came Betty-
3.A Night In TunisiaAlto AL 721; Yadeon (J) 500; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1020
* Alto AL 720   The Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - Drums Ablaze
* Alto AL 721   The Electric Sticks Of Buddy Rich
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1020   Lee Morgan - Unforgettable Lee!
* Yadeon (J) 500   no details - A Night In Birdland Live, Vol. 1

Gretsch Drum Night At Birdland

Charles Greenlee (trombone) Sylvester "Red" Kyner (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones (drums)
"The Jazz Corner Of The World", "Birdland", NYC, April 25, 1960
Wee DotRoulette R 52049
Fours-
"Philly" Joe Jones' Solo-
Art Blakey's Solo / Finale-
Now's The Time-
"Philly" Joe Jones' Solo-
Art Blakey's Solo-
Charles Greenlee (trombone) Sylvester "Red" Kyner (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Charlie Persip (drums)
El Sino-
Fours-
Drum Ensemble / Elvin Jones' Solo-
Drum Ensemble / Charlie Persip's Solo-
Drum Ensemble / Finale-
same session
A Night In Tunisia: Drum EnsembleRoulette R 52067
A Night In Tunisia: Elvin Jones' Solo-
A Night In Tunisia: Drum Ensemble-
A Night In Tunisia: Charlie Persip's Solo-
A Night In Tunisia: Elvin Jones' Solo-
A Night In Tunisia: Drum Ensemble-
* Roulette R 52049, SR 52049   Art Blakey/Charlie Persip/Elvin Jones/"Philly" Joe Jones - Gretsch Drum Night At Birdland
* Roulette R 52067, SR 52067   Art Blakey/Charlie Persip/Elvin Jones/"Philly" Joe Jones - Gretsch Drum Night At Birdland, Vol. 2

Lee Morgan Quintet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 28, 1960
tk.6Nakaniti SuiteBlue Note BLP 4034
tk.13These Are Soulful Days-
tk.17The Lion And The Wolff-
tk.18Midtown Blues-
* Blue Note BLP 4034, BST 84034, B1-32089   Lee Morgan - Lee-Way

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, May 28, 1960
The Chess PlayersSession Disc 116; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1020
This Here (Dis Yeah)-
* Session Disc 116   Hooray For Art Blakey, Vol. 1
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1020   Lee Morgan - Unforgettable Lee!

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, June 4, 1960
The Midget (The Midgets)Session Disc 116; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1020
Lester Left TownFresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1029
* Session Disc 116   Hooray For Art Blakey, Vol. 1
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1020   Lee Morgan - Unforgettable Lee!
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1029   Lee Morgan - More Birdland Sessions

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 7, 1960
tk.3When Your Lover Has GoneMosaic MR10-141; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44
tk.7Noise In The AtticBlue Note BLP 4245
tk.9Sleeping Dancer Sleep On (alt. take)Mosaic MR10-141
tk.10Sleeping Dancer Sleep OnBlue Note BLP 4245
tk.11Sincerely DianaBlue Note BLP 4049
tk.15Sincerely Diana (alt. take)Mosaic MR10-141
Kozo's WaltzBlue Note rejected
tk.27YamaBlue Note 45-1795, BLP 4049
* Blue Note BLP 4245, BST 84245, CDP 7 84245 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Like Someone In Love
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note BLP 4049, BST 84049, CDP 7 46532 2, CDP 7 84049 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series
* Blue Note 45-1795   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - So Tired / Yama

Bobby Timmons Quartet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet -1/4,6) Bobby Timmons (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, August 12 & 17, 1960
1.Soul TimeRiverside RLP 334; Milestone M 47031; Prestige PRCD 11016-2
2.So TiredRiverside R 45451, RLP 334; Prestige PRCD 11016-2
3.The Touch Of Your LipsRiverside R 45451, RLP 334
4.S'posin'Riverside RLP 334
5.Stella B.Riverside RLP 334; Prestige PRCD 11016-2
6.You Don't Know What Love IsRiverside RLP 334; Milestone M 47031
7.One Mo'Riverside RLP 334
* Riverside RLP 334, RS 9334; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 820-2   Bobby Timmons - Soul Time
* Milestone M 47031   Bobby Timmons - Moanin'
* Prestige PRCD 11016-2   Bobby Timmons - Moanin' Blues
* Riverside R 45451   Bobby Timmons - So Tired / The Touch Of Your Lips

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 14, 1960
Yamarejected
tk.31Kozo's WaltzBlue Note BLP 4049
tk.34GiantisBlue Note BLP 4245
tk.42Johnny's Blues-
tk.46So TiredBlue Note 45-1795, BLP 4049
tk.48Like Someone In LoveBlue Note BLP 4245
tk.54A Night In TunisiaBlue Note 45-1796, BLP 4049, (F) BST 84383, (J) NP-9020C
* Blue Note BLP 4049, BST 84049, CDP 7 46532 2, CDP 7 84049 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note BLP 4245, BST 84245, CDP 7 84245 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Like Someone In Love
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note (F) BST 84383   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Greatest Hits
* Blue Note (J) NP-9020C   Various Artists - Blue Note Jazz
* Blue Note 45-1795   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - So Tired / Yama
* Blue Note 45-1796, (J) NP-2011   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia, Part 1&2

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, September 11, 1960
Kozo's WaltzFresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1029
Sakeena's Vision-
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1029   Lee Morgan - More Birdland Sessions

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, 1st set, September 14, 1960
tk.1The Breeze And IBlue Note rejected
tk.2(These Are) The Things I Love-

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 2nd set, September 14, 1960
tk.3The SummitBlue Note BLP 4055
tk.4High Modes-
tk.5The Theme-
* Blue Note BLP 4055, BST 84055   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 3rd set, September 14, 1960
tk.6The Openerrejected
tk.7What KnowBlue Note 45-1821, BLP 4054
tk.8The ThemeBlue Note BLP 4054
* Blue Note BLP 4054, BST 84054   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note 45-1821   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - What Know, Part 1&2

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 4th set, September 14, 1960
tk.9The Breeze And IBlue Note BLP 4054
tk.10The Opener-
tk.11(These Are) The Things I LoveBlue Note BLP 4055
tk.12'Round MidnightBlue Note BLP 4054
tk.13Night Watch (Eaast Of Brooklyn)rejected
* Blue Note BLP 4054, BST 84054   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note BLP 4055, BST 84055   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 5th set, September 14, 1960
tk.14The Openerrejected
tk.15Night Watch (Eaast Of Brooklyn)Blue Note BLP 4055
tk.16The Breeze And Irejected
tk.17(These Are) The Things I Love-
* Blue Note BLP 4055, BST 84055   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, October 11, 1960
tk.2The Ruby And The Pearl (alt. take)Mosaic MD6-202
60-1632 tk.3The Ruby And The PearlVee-Jay VJS 3057
60-1633 tk.6Pay As You Go-
60-1634 tk.3Second Genesis-
tk.3Mr. Chairman (alt. take)Mosaic MD6-202
60-1635 tk.4Mr. ChairmanVee-Jay VJS 3057
tk.1Tenderfoot (alt. take)Mosaic MD6-202
60-1636 tk.3TenderfootVee-Jay VJS 3057
tk.1The Albatross (alt. take)Mosaic MD6-202
60-1637 tk.2The AlbatrossVee-Jay VJS 3057
tk.1Getting To Know You (alt. take)Mosaic MD6-202
60-1638 tk.4Getting To Know YouVee-Jay VJS 3057
60-1639 tk.2I Didn't Know What Time It Was-
* Vee-Jay VJS 3057, (J) 22YB-2012; Affinity (E) AFF 114   Wayne Shorter - Second Genesis
= Mosaic MD6-202   The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan - Wayne Shorter Sessions

Lee Morgan Quintet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone -1/8,10,11) Eddie Higgins (piano) Art Davis (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, October 14, 1960
1. tk.3Expoobident (alt. take)Vee-Jay NVJ2-901; Mosaic MD6-202
2. 60-1663 tk.5ExpoobidentVee-Jay VJLP 3015; Tradiition 2079; GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074
3. tk.3Fire (alt. take)Vee-Jay NVJ2-901; Mosaic MD6-202
4. 60-1664 tk.4FireVee-Jay VJLP 3015; Tradiition 2079; GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074
5. tk.2Just In Time (alt. take)Vee-Jay NVJ2-901; Mosaic MD6-202
6. 60-1665 tk.5Just In TimeVee-Jay VJLP 3015; GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074
7. tk.1Triple Track (alt. take)Vee-Jay NVJ2-901; Mosaic MD6-202
8. 60-1666 tk.3Triple TrackVee-Jay VJLP 3015; GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074
9. 60-1667Easy Living-
10. 60-1668The Hearing-
11. 60-1669Lost And Found-
* Vee-Jay VJLP 3015, VJSR 3015; Affinity (E) AFF 134; Vee-Jay NVJ2-901   Lee Morgan - Expoobident
= Trip TLX 5003   Two Sides Of Lee Morgan
= Mosaic MD6-202   The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan - Wayne Shorter Sessions
* Tradiition 2079   Lee Morgan - Genius
* GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074, GNPD 2074   Lee Morgan

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, October 28, 1960
Noise In The AtticFresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1029
So Tired-
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1029   Lee Morgan - More Birdland Sessions

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, November 5, 1960
It's Only A Paper MoonFresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1029
This Here-
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1029   Lee Morgan - More Birdland Sessions

Hank Mobley Quintet

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1960
tk.7Take Your PickBlue Note BLP 4058
tk.18The Breakdown-
tk.20My Groove, Your Move-
tk.29A Baptist Beat-
tk.31A Baptist Beat (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 46823 2
tk.34Roll CallBlue Note BLP 4058
tk.35The More I See You-
* Blue Note BLP 4058, BST 84058, CDP 7 46823 2   Hank Mobley - Roll Call

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Konserthuset", Stockholm, Sweden, December 6, 1960
Blues MarchDragon (Swd) DRLP 137
Lester Left Town-
The Theme-
The Summit-
Along Came Betty-
A Night In Tunisia-
The Theme-
* Dragon (Swd) DRLP 137   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live In Stockholm 1960

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Theatre De Beaulieu", Lausanne, Switzerland, December 8, 1960
Now's The TimeTCB (Swi) 02022
Lester Left Down-
Noise In The Attic-
Dat Dere-
Kozo's Waltz-
It's Only A Paper MoonTCB (Swi) 02062
'Round Midnight-
The Summit-
A Night In Tunisia-
This Here-
* TCB (Swi) 02022   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Lausanne 1960, Part 1: Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 2
* TCB (Swi) 02062   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Lausanne 1960, Part 2: Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 6

1961

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Sankei Hall", Tokyo, Japan, January 2, 1961
The SummitBaybridge (J) 30CP-23/24
The Breeze And I-
Blues March-
Moanin'-
It's Only A Paper Moon-
Nelly Bly-
Dat Dere-
'Round Midnight-
A Night In Tunisia-
The Theme-
* Baybridge (J) 30CP-23/24   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - A Day With Art Blakey 1961

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Nobuo Hara Sharps And Flats (-5,6)
TBS TV Studios, Tokyo, Japan, January 11, 1961
1.A Night In Tunisiasomethin'else (J) RJ28-5503
2.The Summit-
3.Dat Dere-
4.Yama-
5.Moanin'-
6.Blues March-
* somethin'else (J) RJ28-5503, CJ32-5503   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Tokyo 1961

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 12, 1961
Look At The Birdierejected
tk.8UnitedBlue Note (J) GXF-3060; Mosaic MR10-141
tk.15Ping Pong-
Mastermindrejected
Petty Larceny-
tk.27Blue ChingBlue Note (J) GXF-3060; Mosaic MR10-141
tk.28Pisces-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3060, (J) GXK-8151   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Pisces
* Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano -1/5) Walter Davis Jr. (piano -6,7) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 18, 1961
1. tk.2Look At The BirdieBlue Note BST 84347
2. tk.4Mastermind-
3. tk.10Ping Pong-
4. tk.12Petty LarcenyBlue Note BLP 4156
5.Roots And Herbsrejected
6. tk.18-Blue Note BST 84347
7. tk.26United-
* Blue Note BST 84347   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Roots And Herbs
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note BLP 4156, BST 84156, 7243 8 21287 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Freedom Rider
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 14, 1961
tk.6The Witch Doctor (alt. take)Mosaic MR10-141
tk.14Those Who Sit And WaitBlue Note BST 84258
tk.21A Little Busy-
tk.23Joelle-
tk.28Afrique-
tk.29Lost And Found-
tk.30The Witch Doctor-
* Blue Note BST 84258   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Witch Doctor
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Free Trade Hall", Manchester, England, May 6, 1961
Are You Realprivate tape
Like Someone In Love-
Kozo's Waltz-
Blues March-
It's Only A Paper Moon-
A Night In Tunisia-
The Summit-

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, May 13, 1961
The SummitTrema (F) TR 710373/374
Yama-
Close Your Eyes-
Dat Dere-
'Round Midnight-
So Tired-
My Funny Valentine-
It's Only A Paper Moon-
Noise In The Attic-
Mornin'-
I Didn't Know What Time It Was-
Blues March-
A Night In Tunisia-
* Trema (F) TR 710373/374   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wayne Shorter En Concert Avec Europe 1

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet -1,2,4/7) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone -1,2,4/7) Bobby Timmons (piano -1,2,4/7) Jymie Merritt (bass -1,2,4/7) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1961
1. tk.2The Back Sliders (alt. take)Mosaic MR10-141
2. tk.4The Back SlidersBlue Note BST 84347
3. tk.6The Freedom RiderBlue Note BLP 4156
4. tk.7Tell It Like It Is-
5. tk.13El Toro-
6. tk.19Blue Lace-
7. tk.25UptightBlue Note (J) GXF-3060; Mosaic MR10-141
* Blue Note BST 84347   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Roots And Herbs
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note BLP 4156, BST 84156, 7243 8 21287 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Freedom Rider
= Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3060, (J) GXK-8151   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Pisces

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 13, 1961
CircusImpulse! A 7
I Hear A Rhapsody-
* Impulse! A 7, IMPD 175   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers (Alamode)

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 14, 1961
AlamodeImpulse! A 7, ASH 9272-3
InvitationImpulse! A 7
You Don't Know What Love Is-
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You-
* Impulse! A 7, IMPD 175   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers (Alamode)
* Impulse! ASH 9272-3   Various Artists - The Drums

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Village Gate", NYC, August 17, 1961
ArabiaBlue Note BN-LA473-J2, CDP 7 84452 2
The Promised Land-
Down Underrejected
Children Of The Night-
Mosaic-
* Blue Note BN-LA473-J2   Art Blakey - Live Messengers
* Blue Note CDP 7 84452 2   Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - 3 Blind Mice, Vol. 2

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1961
tk.4Children Of The NightBlue Note BLP 4090
tk.6Mosaic-
tk.14Down Under-
tk.19Crisis-
tk.22Arabia-
* Blue Note BLP 4090, BST 84090, CDP 7 46523 2, B1-ST 46523   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 28, 1961
tk.4Moon River (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84104 2
tk.6Moon RiverBlue Note BLP 4104
tk.8ContemplationBlue Note 45-1850, BLP 4104
tk.15Backstage SallyBlue Note CDP 7 84104 2
Reincarnation Bluesrejected
Shaky Jake-
Bu's Delight-
Shaky Jake-
tk.36Reincarnation Blues (alt. version)Blue Note CDP 7 84104 2
tk.37Bu's Delight (alt. version)-
* Blue Note BLP 4104, BST 84104, CDP 7 84104 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina's Delight
* Blue Note 45-1850   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Contemplation / Backstage Sally

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 18, 1961
tk.1Reincarnation BluesBlue Note BLP 4104
tk.7Backstage SallyBlue Note 45-1850, BLP 4104
tk.10Bu's DelightBlue Note BLP 4104
tk.12Shaky Jake-
* Blue Note BLP 4104, BST 84104, CDP 7 84104 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina's Delight
* Blue Note 45-1850   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Contemplation / Backstage Sally

1962

Grant Green Quartet

Sonny Clark (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 13, 1962
tk.4Airegin (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-133
tk.5AireginBlue Note LT-1032
tk.7NancyMosaic MR5-133
tk.8I Concentrate On YouBlue Note LT-1032
tk.12The Things We Did Last Summer-
tk.21The Song Is You-
tk.24It Ain't Necessarily So-
* Blue Note LT-1032   Grant Green - Nigeria
= Mosaic MR5-133, MD4-133   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark

Ike Quebec Sextet

Bennie Green (trombone -1/5) Ike Quebec (tenor saxophone) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone -1/5) Sonny Clark (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 20, 1962
1. tk.4Congo LamentBlue Note LT-1089, BST 84103
2. tk.12Que's Pill-
3. tk.15See See Rider-
4. tk.22B.G.'s Groove TwoBlue Note LT-1089, CDP 7 46846 2
5. tk.27I.Q. Shuffle-
6. tk.29I've Got A Crush On YouBlue Note BST 84103
7. tk.33Easy Living-
8. tk.35Nancy With The Laughing Face-
* Blue Note LT-1089   Ike Quebec - Congo Lament
* Blue Note BST 84103   Ike Quebec - Easy Living (not released)
= Blue Note CDP 7 46846 2   Ike Quebec - Easy Living

Art Blakey And The Afro-Drum Ensemble

Yusef Lateef (oboe, tenor saxophone, flute, cowbell, thumb piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Art Blakey (drums, timpani, gong, telegraph drums) Montego Joe (Bambara drums, double gong, corboro drums, log drums) James Ola Folami (congas) Chief Bay (congas, telegraph drums, double gong) Curtis Fuller (timpani) Robert Crowder (bata drum, congas) Garvin Masseaux (chekere, African maracas, congas) Solomon Ilori (vocals, penny whistle, talking drum)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 24, 1962
tk.1Prayer By Solomon G. IloriBlue Note BLP 4097
tk.2/4Ife L'ayo (There Is Happiness In Love)Blue Note 45-1849, BLP 4097
tk.10Ero Ti Nr'ojejeBlue Note BLP 4097
tk.16The Mystery Of Love-
tk.17Ayiko Ayiko (Welcome, Welcome My Darling)-
tk.25Obirin African (Woman Of Africa)Blue Note 45-1849, BLP 4097
tk.26Tobi IluBlue Note BLP 4097
* Blue Note BLP 4097, BST 84097   Art Blakey And The Afro-Drum Ensemble - The African Beat
* Blue Note 45-1849   Art Blakey And The Afro-Drum Ensemble - Ife L'ayo / Obirin African

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Titania-Palast", Berlin, West Germany, February 4, 1962
'Round MidnightJazz Up (It) JU 321
Mosaic-
* Jazz Up (It) JU 321   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Live In Berlin 1959/1962

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"The Renaissance Club", Hollywood, CA, March 18, 1962
tk.1Three Blind MiceUnited Artists UAJ 14002; Blue Note CDP 7 84451 2
tk.2The ThemeUnited Artists rejected
tk.3Up Jumped SpringUnited Artists UAJ 14002; Blue Note CDP 7 84451 2
tk.4ArabiaUnited Artists rejected
tk.5Brother, Can You Spare A Dime-
tk.6When Lights Are LowUnited Artists UAJ 14002; Blue Note CDP 7 84451 2
tk.7Blue Moon-
tk.8Up Jumped Spring (alt. take)Blue Note BN-LA473-J2, CDP 7 84451 2
tk.9That Old FeelingUnited Artists UAJ 14002; Blue Note CDP 7 84451 2
tk.10Plexus (Plexis)-
tk.11It's Only A Paper MoonBlue Note BN-LA473-J2, CDP 7 84452 2
tk.12Mosaic-
tk.13Ping Pong-
tk.14Plexus / The ThemeUnited Artists rejected
tk.15Children Of The NightBlue Note CDP 7 84451 2
tk.16When Lights Are Low (alt. take)United Artists rejected
* United Artists UAJ 14002, UAJS 15002   Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - 3 Blind Mice
* Blue Note BN-LA473-J2   Art Blakey - Live Messengers
* Blue Note CDP 7 84451 2   Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - 3 Blind Mice, Vol. 1
* Blue Note CDP 7 84452 2   Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - 3 Blind Mice, Vol. 2

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, July 21, 1962
Blakey's DreamSession Disc 117
Moon River-
Blue Moon-
Three Blind Mice-
Mosaic-
* Session Disc 117   Hooray For Art Blakey, Vol. 2

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, October 23 & 24, 1962
CaravanRiverside RLP 438; Milestone M 47016
Sweet 'N' SourRiverside RLP 438
Sweet 'N' Sour (take 4)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 038-2
In The Wee Small Hours Of The MorningRiverside RLP 438
This Is For Albert-
Skylark-
Thermo-
Thermo (alt. take)Riverside unissued
Thermo (take 2)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 038-2
* Riverside RLP 438, RS 9438; Original Jazz Classics OJC 038, OJCCD 038-2   Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - Caravan
* Milestone M 47016   Art Blakey/Max Roach/Elvin Jones/Philly Joe Jones - The Big Beat

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, 1962
Children (Children Of The Night)Europa Jazz (It) EJ 1035
* Europa Jazz (It) EJ 1035   Art Blakey/Freddie Hubbard/Horace Silver/Max Roach - Europa Jazz

1963

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 16, 1963
One By OneRiverside RLP 464
Ugetsu-
Time Off-
Ping Pong-
I Didn't Know What Time It Was-
On The Ginza-
EvaOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 090-2
The High Priest-
The ThemeMilestone M 47016; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 090-2
* Riverside RLP 464, RS 9464, RS 3022; Original Jazz Classics OJC 090, OJCCD 090-2   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers At Birdland - Ugetsu
= Milestone M 47008   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Thermo
* Milestone M 47016   Art Blakey/Max Roach/Elvin Jones/Philly Joe Jones - The Big Beat

Art Blakey Quartet

Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Art Davis (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 5, 1963
11625Just Knock On My DoorImpulse! A 45
11626Sunday-
11627Cafe-
11628Blues Back-
11629The Song Is You-
11630Art's Sunday Bestunissued
11631SummertimeImpulse! A 45
* Impulse! A 45, 314 547 964-2   Art Blakey - A Jazz Message

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Bill Barber (tuba) James Spaulding (alto saxophone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Charles Davis (baritone saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, 1963
Theme From "The Golden Boy"Colpix CP 478
Yes I Can, No You Can't-
Lorna's Tune-
This Is The Life-
There's A Party-
I Want To Be With You-
* Colpix CP 478, SCP 478   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Golden Boy

1964

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Wellington Blakey (vocals -3,7)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 10, 1964
1. 1296 tk.3The CoreBlue Note BLP 4170
2. 1295 tk.5Hammer Head-
3. tk.6My Funny Valentinerejected
4. tk.10Eva-
5. 1298 tk.15PensativaBlue Note BLP 4170
6. 1297 tk.16Free For All-
7.Soul Girlrejected
* Blue Note BLP 4170, BST 84170, CDP 7 84170 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Free For All

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Wellington Blakey (vocals -5)
NYC, February 20, 1964
1.KyotoRiverside RLP 493
2.The High PriestRiverside RLP 493; Milestone M 47016
3.Never, Never LandRiverside RLP 493
4.Nihon Bashi-
5.Wellington's Blues-
* Riverside RLP 493, RS 9493; Original Jazz Classics OJC 145, OJCCD 145-2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Kyoto
* Milestone M 47016   Art Blakey/Max Roach/Elvin Jones/Philly Joe Jones - The Big Beat

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 15, 1964
tk.7It's A Long Way DownBlue Note (J) GXF-3060, CDP 7 46429 2
Mr. Jinrejected
When Love Is New-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3060, (J) GXK-8151   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Pisces
* Blue Note CDP 7 46429 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Indestructible

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 16, 1964
1337The EgyptianBlue Note rejected
Calling Miss Khadija-
1338When Love Is New-
Sortie-

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 24, 1964
tk.3When Love Is NewBlue Note BLP 4193
The Egyptianrejected
It's A Long Way Down-
* Blue Note BLP 4193, BST 84193, CDP 7 46429 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Indestructible

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 15, 1964
1350 tk.3SortieBlue Note BLP 4193
1351 tk.8It's A Long Way Downrejected
1352 tk.19Mr. JinBlue Note BLP 4193
1353 tk.27Calling Miss Khadija-
1354 tk.33The Egyptian-
* Blue Note BLP 4193, BST 84193, CDP 7 46429 2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Indestructible

Lee Morgan Sextet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 11, 1964
tk.7ExotiqueBlue Note LT-1058
tk.8Tom Cat-
tk.14Twice Around-
tk.29Rigormortis (Riggormortes)-
tk.35Twilight Mist-
* Blue Note LT-1058, CDP 7 84446 2   Lee Morgan - Tom Cat

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) John Hicks (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, November 14, 16 & 25, 1964
31704Waltz For RuthLimelight LM 82001
31705'S Make It-
31706Lament For Stacey-
31707FaithLimelight L 3052, LM 82001, LM 82002
31708Little HughieLimelight LM 82001
31709Olympia-
31710One For GamalLimelight L 3052, LM 82001
* Limelight LM 82001, LS 86001   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - 'S Make It
* Limelight LM 82002, LS 86002   Various Artists - I/We Had A Ball
* Limelight L 3052   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Faith / One For Gamal

Buddy DeFranco Sextet

Freddy Hill (trumpet -1,3/6) Lee Morgan (trumpet -2,7) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet, bass clarinet) Victor Feldman (piano, vibraphone) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Hollywood, CA, December 1 & 3, 1964
1.Blues BagVee-Jay VJLP 2506
2.Rain Dance-
3.Straight, No Chaser-
4.Cousin Mary-
5.Blues Connotation-
6.Kush-
7.Twelve Tone Blues-
* Vee-Jay VJLP 2506, VJLPS 2506, (J) 22YB-2026   Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz: Jazz Of The '60s, Vol. 2: Blues Bag
= Affinity (E) AFF 55   Art Blakey/Buddy DeFranco - Blues Bag

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra

Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet) Curtis Fuller, J.J. Johnson, Melba Liston, Kai Winding (trombone) Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Roland Kirk, Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) James Moody (tenor, alto saxophone, flute) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone, arranger -2,3) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Bobby Scott (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Quincy Jones (conductor) Billy Byers (arranger -1)
NYC, December 20, 1964
1. 34247I Had A BallLimelight LM 82002; Mercury SRM 2-623; Mosaic MD5-237
2. 34248AlmostLimelight LM 82002; Mosaic MD5-237
3. 34249Addie's At It Again-
* Limelight LM 82002, LS 86002   Various Artists - I/We Had A Ball
* Mercury SRM 2-623   Quincy Jones - Ndeda
* Mosaic MD5-237   The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions

1965

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lee Morgan (trumpet) John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) John Hicks (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Cine-Tele Sound Studio, London, England, March 7, 1965
On The GinzaMoon (It) MCD 071-2
Lament For Stacy-
Buhaina's Delight (Buhaina Chant)-
The Egyptian-
I Can't Get Started-
* Moon (It) MCD 071-2   Art Blakey - Are You Real

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Lucky Thompson (soprano saxophone) John Hicks (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 21, 1965
31781Spot SessionLimelight LM 82018
* Limelight LM 82018, LS 86018; Universal (J) UCCM 9128   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Soulfinger

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Gary Bartz (alto saxophone) John Hicks (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 12, 1965
36219Slowly But SurelyLimelight LM 82038
36220Buh's BossaLimelight LM 82018
36221Soulfinger-
* Limelight LM 82038, LS 86038, (J) PHCE 6001   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hold On, I'm Coming
* Limelight LM 82018, LS 86018; Universal (J) UCCM 9128   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Soulfinger

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Gary Bartz (alto saxophone) John Hicks (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, May 13, 1965
36222Freedom MondayLimelight LM 82018
36223The Hub-
36224A Quiet Thing-
* Limelight LM 82018, LS 86018; Universal (J) UCCM 9128   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Soulfinger

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Kenny Drew (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
broadcast, Berlin, West Germany, October 30, 1965
OleoUnique Jazz UJ 29; Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502
Sonny's Blues-
I Can't Get Startedunissued
* Unique Jazz UJ 29   Sonny Rollins Quintet In Europe
* Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502   Sonny Rollins - European Concerts

1966

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Chuck Mangione (trumpet) Frank Mitchell (tenor saxophone) Keith Jarrett (piano) Reggie Johnson (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, January 1 & 9, 1966
35931Buttercorn LadyLimelight LM 82034
35932Recuerdo-
35933The Theme-
35934Between Races-
35935My Romance-
35936Secret Love-
* Limelight LM 82034, LS 86034; Universal (J) UCCM 9130   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Buttercorn Lady

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Chuck Mangione (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) Melba Liston (trombone, arranger -1/3) Tom McIntosh (trombone, arranger -4/10) Frank Mitchell (tenor saxophone) Malcolm Bass (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Reggie Johnson (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Johnny Rodriguez (congas)
NYC, May 27, 1966
1. 38108She Blew A Good ThingLimelight LM 82038, LS 305C
2. 38109Day Dream-
3. 38110Mame-
4. 38111Got My Mojo Working-
5. 38112Secret Agent ManLimelight LM 82038
6. 38113Monday, Monday-
7. 38114I Can't Grow Peaches On A Cherry Tree-
8. 38115Walking My Cat Named DogLimelight LM 82038, LS 305C
9. 38116Hold On, I'm Coming-
10. 38117SakeenaLimelight LM 82038
* Limelight LM 82038, LS 86038, (J) PHCE 6001   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hold On, I'm Coming
* Limelight LS 305C   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hold On, I'm Coming

1968

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Matthews (piano) Lawrence Evans (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Slug's Saloon", NYC, August, 1968
New WorldTrip TLX 5034
Angel Eyes-
Slide, No. 2-
The Theme-
* Trip TLX 5034   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live!

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Matthews (piano) Lawrence Evans (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
live in Continental or NYC, November 6, 1968
Slide's DelightLaserlight 17127; Editoriale Pantheon (It) JCD 08
You Don't Know What Love Is-
Blues For Eros-
Moanin'Laserlight 17127
Blue Moon-
Theme Song-
* Laserlight 17127; LRC Ltd. CDC 9052   Art Blakey - Moanin'
* Editoriale Pantheon (It) JCD 08   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers/Sonny Murray Quartet - 1968: The <<Jazz>> Collection

1969 (age 50)

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Carlos Garnett (tenor saxophone) George Cables (piano) Scott Holt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
New Jersey, April 15, 1969
A Night In TunisiaMoon (It) MCD 032-2
Original Theme-
* Moon (It) MCD 032-2   Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - Mellow Blues

Stars Of Bop

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Alex Cafa (guitar) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Paris, France, 1969
Woody'n YouMoon (It) MLP 006-1
Groovin' High-
Don't Blame Me-
I Can't Get Started-
Lover Man-
Cush-
* Moon (It) MLP 006-1, MCD 006-2   Stars Of Bop - Tour De Force

1970

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Carlos Garnett (tenor saxophone) Joanne Brackeen (piano) Jan Arnet (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Tokyo, Japan, February 19, 1970
Moanin'Catalyst CAT 7902
Blues March-
Whisper Not-
What The World Needs Now Is Peace And Love-
It's Only A Paper Moon-
Politely-
A Night In Tunisia-
* Catalyst CAT 7902   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Jazz Messengers '70

1971

Giants Of Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"T.N.P.", Paris, France, October 22, 1971
I Mean YouLotus (It) ORL 8252
'Round Midnight-
Tour De Force-
Tin Tin Deo-
* Lotus (It) ORL 8252   Giants Of Jazz - Bop Fathers, Vol. 1

Giants Of Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Philharmonie", Berlin, West Germany, November 5, 1971
Blue 'N' BoogieEmArcy (J) EJD 3018
'Round Midnight-
Tour De Force-
Lover Man-
Tin Tin Deo-
Everything Happens To Me-
A Night In Tunisia-
* EmArcy (J) EJD 3018   Giants Of Jazz In Berlin '71

Giants Of Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Berne or Zurich, Switzerland, November 12, 1971
Straight, No ChaserConcord Jazz GW 3004
Thelonious-
Epistrophy-
Don't Blame Me-
I'll Wait For You-
Sweet And Lovely-
* Concord Jazz GW 3004   Giants Of Jazz

Giants Of Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Victoria Theatre", London, England, 1st concert, November 14, 1971
24072'Round Midnightunissued
24073Tour De Force-
24074Lover Man-
24075Tin Tin DeoAtlantic SD 2-905
24076The Bebop Tuneunissued
24077Woody'n YouAtlantic SD 2-905
24078I Can't Get Startedunissued
24079Blue Monk-
24080A Night In TunisiaAtlantic SD 2-905
* Atlantic SD 2-905   The Giants Of Jazz

Giants Of Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Victoria Theatre", London, England, 2nd concert, November 14, 1971
24081Blue 'N' BoogieAtlantic SD 2-905
24082'Round Midnight-
24083Tour De Force-
24084Lover Man (Dizzy's Rap)-
24085Tin Tin Deounissued
24086Allen's Alley (The Bebop Tune)Atlantic SD 2-905
24087Woody'n Youunissued
24088Everything Happens To MeAtlantic SD 2-905
24089Blue Monk-
24090A Night In Tunisia-
* Atlantic SD 2-905   The Giants Of Jazz

Thelonious Monk Solo/Trio

Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Chappell Studios, London, England, November 15, 1971
Evidence (take 2)Black Lion (E) BL 152, (G) BLCD 760116; Mosaic MR4-112
MisteriosoBlack Lion (E) BL 197, (G) BLCD 760116; Mosaic MR4-112
Crepuscule With Nellie (take 4)-
I Mean You-
Criss CrossBlack Lion (E) BL 152, (G) BLCD 760116; Mosaic MR4-112
Ruby, My DearBlack Lion (E) BL 197, (G) BLCD 760116; Mosaic MR4-112
Nutty (take 2)Black Lion (E) BL 152, (G) BLCD 760116; Mosaic MR4-112
Hackensack (take 2)-
same session
Crepuscule With Nellie (take 3)Black Lion (G) BLCD 760142
Nutty (take 1)-
Introspection (take 3)-
Hackensack (take 1)Black Lion (G) BLCD 760142; Mosaic MR4-112
Evidence (take 1)-
Introspection (take 2)Mosaic MR4-112
* Black Lion (E) BL 152, BLP 30119   Thelonious Monk - Something In Blue
* Mosaic MR4-112, MD3-112   The Complete Black Lion And Vogue Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Black Lion (E) BL 197, BLP 30141   Thelonious Monk - The Man I Love
* Black Lion (G) BLCD 760116   Thelonious Monk - The London Collection: Volume Two
= Black Lion (G) BLCD 76012   Thelonious Monk - The Complete London Collection
* Black Lion (G) BLCD 760142   Thelonious Monk - The London Collection: Volume Three
= Black Lion (G) BLCD 76012   Thelonious Monk - The Complete London Collection

1972

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Ramon Morris (flute) Buddy Terry (soprano saxophone) John Hicks (electric piano) Mickey Bass, Stanley Clarke (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Emanuel Rahim (congas) Nathaniel Bettis, Richie "Pablo" Landrum, Sonny Morgan (percussion)
NYC, May 23, 1972
Song For A Lonely WomanPrestige P 10047
* Prestige P 10047   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance

Newport In New York '72

Howard McGhee, Clark Terry (trumpet) Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Gary Burton (vibraphone) George Duke (piano) Jimmy Smith (organ) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Radio City Music Hall, NYC, July 6, 1972
25541Blue 'N' BoogieCobblestone CST 9026-2; Atlantic (Eu) ATL 40448
* Cobblestone CST 9026-2   Various Artists - Newport In New York '72: The Jam Sessions, Vol. 3&4
= Cobblestone CST 9032-6   Various Artists - Newport In New York '72
* Atlantic (Eu) ATL 40448   Various Artists - Newport In New York '72: The Jam Sessions, Vol. 4

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Manny Boyd (flute -2) Ramon Morris (tenor saxophone -1,2) George Cables (piano, electric piano) Stanley Clarke (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ray Mantilla (congas -1,2)
NYC, July 28, 1972
1.C.C.Prestige P 10047
2.Child's Dance-
3.I Can't Get Started-
* Prestige P 10047   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Mickey Tucker (piano) Cameron Brown (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Oslo, Norway & Tunis, Tunisia, 1972
Bird LikeLotus (It) ORL 8250
Whisper Not-
Blues March-
Perception-
* Lotus (It) ORL 8250   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Art's Break!
= Ninety-One Vintage (J) CRCJ 10006   Art Blakey And Jazz Messengers - Art's Break!

1973

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Carter Jefferson (tenor, soprano saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano, electric piano) Mickey Bass (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Tony Waters (congas)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, March 26, 1973
Gertrude's BouncePrestige P 10067
* Prestige P 10067   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Carter Jefferson (tenor, soprano saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano, electric piano) Mickey Bass (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Tony Waters (congas): same personnel
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, March 26-27, 1973
I'm Not So SurePrestige P 10076
Anthenagin-
Without A Song-
* Prestige P 10076   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Anthenagin

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Steve Turre (trombone) Carter Jefferson (tenor, soprano saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano, electric piano) Michael Howell (guitar) Mickey Bass (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Tony Waters (congas) Jon Hendricks (vocals -5)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, March 27-29, 1973
1.Moanin'Prestige P 10067
2.A Chant For Bu-
3.One For Trane-
4.Mission Eternal-
5.Along Came Betty-
6.Love: For The One You Can't HavePrestige P 10076
7.Fantasy In D-
8.Along Came Betty-
* Prestige P 10067   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina
* Prestige P 10076   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Anthenagin

1975

Sonny Stitt With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Dave Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (tenor, alto saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Yoshio Suzuki as Chin Suzuki (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
CI Recording Studios, NYC, May 16, 1975
Blues MarchSonet (E) SNTF 691
It Might As Well Be Spring-
Birdlike-
I Can't Get Started-
Ronnie's A Dynamite Lady-
In Walked Sonny-
Birdlike (alt. take)Sonet (E) SNTCD 691
Ronnie's A Dynamite Lady (alt. take)-
* Sonet (E) SNTF 691, (E) SNTCD 691   Sonny Stitt With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In Walked Sonny

1976

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Ladji Camara (flute, vocals -7) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Al Dailey (piano) Yoshio Suzuki as Chin Suzuki (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, March 15 & 16, 1976
1.UranusRoulette SR 5003
2.Whisper Not-
3.Backgammon-
4.Blues March-
5.Georgia On My Mind-
6.Third World Blues-
7.Namfulay-
8.I Can't Get Started-
* Roulette SR 5003   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Backgammon

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Mickey Tucker (piano) Chris Amberger (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Ljubljana Jazz Festival", Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, June 19, 1976
Blues March, No. 1Jugoton (Yu) LSY 61417
* Jugoton (Yu) LSY 61417   Various Artists - Jazz Na Koncertnom Podiju, Vol. 2

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Bill Hardman (trumpet) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Mickey Tucker (piano) Carl Amberger (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Festival Di Pescara", Pescara, Italy, July 9, 1976
I Get A Kick Out Of YouPhilology (It) W 100/101
* Philology (It) W 100/101   Various Artists - It Happened In Pescara 1969-1989

1977

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Sound Ideas Studio A, NYC, February 14-17 & 28, March 1, 1977
JodiRoulette SR 5008
Cami-
Miwako-
Gypsy Folk Tales-
Time Will Tell-
Ronnie's A Dynamite Lady-
Hawkman-
Malibu-
* Roulette SR 5008   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Gypsy Folk Tales

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) George Cables (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June, 1977
Moanin'Meldac Jazz (J) MECJ 30010
Jody-
Along Came Betty-
Autumn Leaves-
Blues March-
'Round Midnight-
* Meldac Jazz (J) MECJ 30010   Art Blakey And Jazz Messengers - Heat Wave

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ray Mantilla (percussion)
CI Recording Studios, NYC, December 29, 1977
JodieTimeless (Du) SJP 114, (J) ABCJ-188
Not So Far At AllTimeless (Du) SJP 114
1978Timeless (Du) SJP 114, (J) ABCJ-188
To See Her Face-
KamalTimeless (Du) SJP 114
* Timeless (Du) SJP 114, CDSJP 114, (J) RJ 6044   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime, Vol. 1
* Timeless (J) ABCJ-188   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ray Mantilla (percussion): same personnel
CI Recording Studios, NYC, December 30, 1977
Lift Every Voice And SingTimeless (J) RJ 6045, (J) ABCJ-188
Free For AllTimeless (J) RJ 6045
HawkmanTimeless (Du) SJP 118, (J) ABCJ-188
People Who Laugh-
Time Will Tell-
Ronnie's A Dynamite LadyTimeless (Du) SJP 118
* Timeless (Du) SJP 118, CDSJP 118, (J) RJ 6045   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime, Vol. 2
* Timeless (J) ABCJ-188   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime

1978

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, May 8, 1978
Art Blakey IntroConcord Jazz CJ 68
Pamela-
Unlimited-
In This Korner-
The Song Is You-
Dark Side, Light Side-
1977 A.D.Concord Jazz CCD 4068-2
Blues For TwoConcord Jazz CJ 68
* Concord Jazz CJ 68, CCD 4068-2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In This Korner

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Fendal Sound Studio, Loenan Aan De Vecht, Holland, December 4, 1978
Reflections In BlueTimeless (Du) SJP 128, (J) ABCJ-188
E.T.A.-
Say Dr. "J"Timeless (Du) SJP 128
Mishima-
Ballad Medley: My Foolish Heart / My One And Only Love / Chelsea Bridge / In A Sentimental Mood-
Stretching-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 128, CDSJP 128   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Reflections In Blue
* Timeless (J) ABCJ-188   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime

1979 (age 60)

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Nihon Victor Studios, Tokyo, Japan, February 12, 1979
A Night In TunisiaPhilips (Du) 6385 943
Moanin'-
Blues March-
* Philips (Du) 6385 943   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Night In Tunisia: Digital Recording

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Milan, Italy, November 4, 1979
Rhapsody In BluePalcoscenico (It) PAL 15005
Summertime-
It Ain't Necessarily So-
Someone To Watch Over Me-
The Man I Love-
The Song Is You-
One By One-
Moanin'-
* Palcoscenico (It) PAL 15005   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - One By One

1980

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Volksbuhne, East Berlin, East Germany, May 3, 1980
AnnouncementRepertoire (G) RR 4909-WZ
Lift Every Voice And Sing / Gipsy Folk Tales-
One By One-
Gershwin Medley: Rhapsody In Blue / Summertime / Someone To Watch Over Me / It Ain't Necessarily So / The Man I Love-
Blues March-
I Remember Clifford-
Theme Song-
* Repertoire (G) RR 4909-WZ   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Jazzbuhne Berlin '80, Vol. 9

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Wynton Marsalis, Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Branford Marsalis (alto, baritone saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey, John Ramsey (drums): add Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Branford Marsalis (alto, baritone saxophone) John Ramsey (drums)
"North Sea Jazz Festival", The Hague, Holland, July 13, 1980
Minor ThesisTimeless (Du) SJP 150; Alfa Jazz (J) 30R2-4
* Timeless (Du) SJP 150, CDSJP 150   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live At Montreux And Northsea
* Alfa Jazz (J) 30R2-4   Art Blakey And The Double Jazzmessengers - Stairway To The Stars

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Wynton Marsalis, Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Branford Marsalis (alto, baritone saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey, John Ramsey (drums): same personnel
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 17, 1980
A Wheel Within A WheelTimeless (Du) SJP 150; Alfa Jazz (J) 30R2-4
Bit A Bittadose-
Stairway To The Stars-
Linwood-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 150, CDSJP 150   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live At Montreux And Northsea
* Alfa Jazz (J) 30R2-4   Art Blakey And The Double Jazzmessengers - Stairway To The Stars

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) George Benson (guitar) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 11, 1980
Hi-FlyColumbia JC 36853
Gotham City-
* Columbia JC 36853   Dexter Gordon - Gotham City

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Woody Shaw (trumpet -1) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 12, 1980
1.The Blues WalkColumbia JC 36853
2.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square-
* Columbia JC 36853   Dexter Gordon - Gotham City

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano -1/14) Ellis Marsalis (piano -15) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Bubba's Jazz Restaurant", Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 11, 1980
1.Angel EyesBreak Time (J) BRJ-4039
2.Bitter Dose-
3.A Wheel Within A Wheel-
4.Gipsy-
5.Moanin'-
6.Au Privave-
7.Free For All-
8.One By OneBreak Time (J) BRJ-4040
9.My Funny Valentine-
10.'Round Midnight-
11.Eta-
12.Time Will Tell-
13.Soulful Mister Timmons-
14.Blakey's Theme-
15.JodyKingdom Jazz Gate 7013
* Kingdom Jazz Gate 7013   Wynton Marsalis - First Recordings
* Break Time (J) BRJ-4039   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalis '80, Vol. 1
* Break Time (J) BRJ-4040   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalis '80, Vol. 2

1981

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, March 9, 1981
Webb CityAmigo (Swd) AMPL 839; Break Time (J) BRJ-4081
How Deep Is The Ocean-
Skylark-
Gipsy Folk Tales-
* Amigo (Swd) AMPL 839   Art Blakey In Sweden
* Break Time (J) BRJ-4081   Art Blakey And J.M Featuring Wynton Marsalis '80, '81 - The Very Best

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Paris, France, April 12, 1981
CherylTimeless (Du) SJP 155
Ms. B.C.-
In Case You Missed It-
Little Man-
Witch Hunt-
Soulful Mister Timmons-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 155, CDSJP 155   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Album Of The Year

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, June, 1981
Falling In Love With LoveConcord Jazz CJ 168
My Romance-
Webb City-
How Deep Is The Ocean-
E.T.A.-
The Theme-
* Concord Jazz CJ 168, CCD 4168-2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Straight Ahead

Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Allstar Jam Session

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Roland Hanna (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Aurex Jazz Festival", "Osaka Festival Hall", Osaka, Japan, September 2, 1981
CrisisEastworld (J) EWJ 80208
What Am I Here For-
The Girl From Ipanema-
* Eastworld (J) EWJ 80208; somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8016   Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Allstar Jam Session

Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Allstar Jam Session

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Roland Hanna (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Aurex Jazz Festival", "Nippon Budokan", Tokyo, Japan, September 3, 1981
Bernie's TuneEastworld (J) EWJ 80208
Take The "A" Train / Caravan / Things Ain't What They Used To Be-
A Night In Tunisia-
Bag's Groove-
* Eastworld (J) EWJ 80208; somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8016   Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Allstar Jam Session

Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Allstar Jam Session

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Roland Hanna (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Aurex Jazz Festival", "Yokohama Stadium", Yokohama, Japan, September 6, 1981
Song For StrayhornEastworld (J) EWJ 80208
Time For The Dancers-
* Eastworld (J) EWJ 80208; somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8016   Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Allstar Jam Session

Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Allstar Jam Session

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Roland Hanna (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Aurex Jazz Festival", Japan, September, 1981
Walkin' ShoesEastworld (J) EWJ 80254
Woody'n You-
* Eastworld (J) EWJ 80254   Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Live Special

George Kawaguchi - Art Blakey Octet

Wallace Roney (trumpet) Slide Hampton (trombone) Branford Marsalis (alto, tenor saxophone) Donald Brown (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey, George Kawaguchi (drums) Raiji Kawaguchi (percussion -2)
Columbia Studio B, NYC, December 4, 1981
1.Killer JoeUnion Jazz (J) 30CH-39
2.A Night In Tunisia-
3.Well, You Needn't-
4.Tin Tin Deo-
5.Big Apple Jump-
* Union Jazz (J) 30CH-39   George Kawaguchi/Art Blakey - Killer Joe

1982

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Branford Marsalis (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) Donald Brown (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, January, 1982
In Walked BudConcord Jazz CJ 196
In A Sentimental Mood-
Fuller Love-
Waterfalls-
A La Mode-
* Concord Jazz CJ 196, CCD 4196-2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3

Art Blakey And The All Star Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 11, 1982
Moanin'RCA (F) PL 45365
City Bound-
Blues March-
A Night In Tunisia-
I Remember Clifford-
Briell Samba-
* RCA (F) PL 45365   Art Blakey And The All Star Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) Johnny O'Neal (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fendal Sound Studio, Loenan Aan De Vecht, Holland, May 20, 1982
Oh, By The WayTimeless (Du) SJP 165; Alfa Jazz (J) 30R2-3
Duke Soup-
Tropical Breeze-
One By One-
Sudan Blue-
My Funny Valentine-
Alicia-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 165, CDSJP 165   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Oh, By The Way
* Alfa Jazz (J) 30R2-3   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - My Funny Valentine

1983

Art Blakey And The All Star Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 13 & 14, 1983
Dana's DanceBaystate (J) RJL-8071
A La Mode-
Stella By Starlight-
Caravan-
Just By Myself-
Uranus-
* Baystate (J) RJL-8071   Art Blakey The All Star Jazz Messengers - Caravan

Aurex Jazz Festival '83 - Art Blakey And All Star Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Johnny O'Neal (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Aurex Jazz Festival", "Nippon Budokan", Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 1983
Moanin'Eastworld (J) EWJ 80270
I Remember Clifford-
Whisper Not-
Along Came Betty-
* Eastworld (J) EWJ 80270; somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8025   Aurex Jazz Festival '83 - Art Blakey And All Star Jazz Messengers

1984

Art Blakey And The All Star Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Nakano Sun Plaza Hall", Tokyo, Japan, February 2, 1984
Moanin'Baystate (J) R32J-1053
A La Mode-
I Remember Clifford-
Caravan-
Whisper Not-
Christina-
A Night In Tunisia-
Blues March-
* Baystate (J) R32J-1053   Art Blakey And The All Star Jazz Messengers - A Groovy Night With The Magnificent Six

Art Blakey And The All Star Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 1984
unknown titlesprivate tape

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Mikell's", NYC, May, 1984
Oh, By The WayConcord Jazz CJ 256
My One And Only Love-
It's Easy To Remember-
Who Cares-
Controversy-
Tenderly-
Falafel-
* Concord Jazz CJ 256, CCD 4256-2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - New York Scene

1985

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Ronnie Scott's Club", London, England, February 18, 1985
Two Of A KindBBC Legends (E) BBCJ 7003-2
Come Rain Or Come Shine-
Blue Minor-
I Love You-
Controversy-
Interview With Art Blakey-
* BBC Legends (E) BBCJ 7003-2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Live At Ronnie Scott's - BBC Legends

The All Star Jazz Messengers At One Night With Blue Note

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet -4,5) Curtis Fuller (trombone -4,5) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone -4,5) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Town Hall", NYC, February 22, 1985
1.Criss Crossrejected
2.Bud's Bubble-
3.I Got Rhythm-
4.Moanin'Blue Note BT 85115, BTDK 85117
5.It's Only A Paper Moonrejected
* Blue Note BT 85115, CDP 7 46149 2   Various Artists - One Night With Blue Note, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BTDK 85117   Various Artists - One Night With Blue Note, Preserved

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Ronnie Scott's Club", London, England, February 25, 1985
On The GinzaDRG 91444
Dr. Jeckyle (Dr. Jeckyll)-
Two Of A Kind-
I Want To Talk About You-
* DRG 91444   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Live At Ronnie Scott's
= Jazz Road/Apollon (J) BY32-5009   Art Blakey + The Jazz Messengers Live At Ronnie Scott's, London

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Monster, Holland, March 17, 1985
Blue NightTimeless (Du) SJP 217
Blue Minor-
Two Of A Kind-
Body And Soul-
Mr. Combinated-
Two Of A Kind (alt. take)Timeless (Du) CDSJP 217
Blue Minor (alt. take)-
Mr. Combinated (alt. take)-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 217, CDSJP 217   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Blue Night
= Baystate (J) RJL-8105   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - On The New Tradition

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Sweet Basil", NYC, March 21, 1985
Sudan BluePaddle Wheel (J) KICJ-41/42
* Paddle Wheel (J) KICJ-41/42   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Farewell

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Sweet Basil", NYC, March 24, 1985
JodiPaddle Wheel (J) K28P-6357
Blues March-
Mr. Babe-
Moanin'-
Scenic RoutePaddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6209
Come Rain Or Come Shine-
With Hunt-
Second ThoughtsPaddle Wheel (J) KICJ-41/42
* Paddle Wheel (J) K28P-6357; GNP Crescendo GNPS 2182   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live At Sweet Basil
* Paddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6209   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hard Champion
* Paddle Wheel (J) KICJ-41/42   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Farewell

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Kimball's", San Francisco, CA, April 13, 1985
Second ThoughtsConcord Jazz CJ 307
I Love You-
Jody-
Old Folks-
You And The Night And The Music-
Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
Dr. Jeckyle-
* Concord Jazz CJ 307, CCD 4307-2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live At Kimball's

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Tim Williams (trombone) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Sweet Basil", NYC, December 30, 1985
GomaPaddle Wheel (J) KICJ-41/42
Uranus-
* Paddle Wheel (J) KICJ-41/42   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Farewell

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Tim Williams (trombone) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Sweet Basil", NYC, December 30 & 31, 1985
Hide And SeekPaddle Wheel (J) 240E-6831
Little Man-
New York-
I Want To Talk About You-
Fuller LovePaddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6183
Dr. Jeckyle-
81-
One By One-
* Paddle Wheel (J) 240E-6831   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - New Year's Eve At Sweet Basil
* Paddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6183   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Dr. Jeckyle

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Tim Williams (trombone) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Sweet Basil", NYC, December 31, 1985
I Thought About YouPaddle Wheel (J) KICJ-41/42
Blue 'N' Boogie / Theme-
* Paddle Wheel (J) KICJ-41/42   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Farewell

1986

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Wallace Roney (trumpet) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"San Marco Cafe", Miami, FL, January 11, 1986
Off MinorArco 3 ARC 107/IMS 3 ARC 107
Uranus-
Ruby, My Dear / I'll Never Be The Same / I Mean You-
Inner Circle-
The Theme-
* Arco 3 ARC 107/IMS 3 ARC 107   Art Blakey And Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Wallace Roney (trumpet) Tim Williams (trombone) Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Donald Brown (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Berkeley, CA, September 8 & 9, 1986
On The GinzaDelos D/CD 4007
Feeling Good-
Minor's Holiday-
Second Thoughts-
Caravan-
Crooked Smile-
One By One-
Obsession-
* Delos D/CD 4007   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Feeling Good

1987

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Phillip Harper (trumpet) Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 3, 1987
Theme Of Hard ChampionPaddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6209
* Paddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6209   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hard Champion

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Phillip Harper (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, November 12, 1987
Falling In Love With LoveZounds CD 2720010
Kelo-
In A Sentimental Mood-
May Reh-
Blue Moon-
Piano Improvisation-
Love For Sale-
* Zounds CD 2720010   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Blue Moon

1988

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Phillip Harper (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Milan, Italy, March 19, 1988
Kenji's MoodSoul Note (It) SN 1105
For Heaven's Sake-
Not Yet-
I'll Never Be The Same-
Uranus-
Falling In Love With Love-
Kelo-
* Soul Note (It) SN 1105, 121105-2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Not Yet

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Phillip Harper (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Sweet Basil", NYC, September 5, 1988
Minor's HolidayPaddle Wheel (J) 292E-6026
Moanin'-
I Get A Kick Out Of You-
Along Came Betty-
Caravan-
* Paddle Wheel (J) 292E-6026   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Standards

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Leon Dorsey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Monster, Holland, October 31, November 1, 1988
ArietisAlfa Jazz (J) 32R2-26
Feel The Wind-
Embraceable You-
Off Minor-
Up Jumped Spring-
Piano Tio Medley-
Big Foot-
* Alfa Jazz (J) 32R2-26   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - 70 Years Anniversary: Special Edition, Vol. 1

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Phillip Harper (trumpet -1,3/5,8) Robin Eubanks (trombone -1,3/6,8) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone -1/5,8) Benny Green (piano -1/6,8) Leon Dorsey (bass -1/6,8) Art Blakey (drums)
Milan, Italy, November 11, 1988
1.YangSoul Note (It) SN 1155
2.Good Morning, Heartache-
3.Mayreh-
4.Remember When-
5.Love Walked In-
6.Lover Man-
7.Drum Solo, No. 7-
8.I Get A Kick Out Of You-
* Soul Note (It) SN 1155, 121155-2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - I Get A Kick Out Of Bu

1989 (age 70)

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers And Special Guests

Brian Lynch (trumpet) Frank Lacy (trombone) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Geoff Keezer (piano) Essiet Okon Essiet as Essiet Okun Essiet (bass) Art Blakey (drums) + Terence Blanchard, Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Michele Hendricks (vocals)
"Leverkusen Jazz Festival", West Germany, October 9, 1989
Two Of A KindIN+OUT Records (G) IOR CD 77028-2
Moanin'-
Along Care Betty-
Lester Left Town-
Mr. Blakey-
Drum Duo-
Blues March-
Buhaina's Valediction-
interview-
* IN+OUT Records (G) IOR CD 77028-2   Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - The Art Of Jazz

1990 (aged 71)

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Brian Lynch (trumpet -1/8,10) Steve Davis (trombone -1,7,8) Frank Lacy (trombone -2/6,10) Dale Barlow, Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone -1/8,10) Geoff Keezer (piano -1/8,10) Essiet Okon Essiet (bass -1/8,10) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 1 & 2, 1990
1.Brain Stormin'Alfa Jazz (J) ALCR 36; Timeless (Du) SJP 340
2.Byrd Flight-
3.Hammer Head-
4.Aquarius Rising-
5.Kay Pea-
6.Chippin' In-
7.Raincheck-
8.Chandek's Den-
9.Kenji's WalkAlfa Jazz (J) ALCR 76; Timeless (Du) SJP 340
10.Love Walked InAlfa Jazz (J) ALCR 36; Timeless (Du) SJP 340
* Timeless (Du) SJP 340, CDSJP 340   Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Chippin' In
* Alfa Jazz (J) ALCR 36   Art Blakey And The New Jazzmessengers 90 - Chippin' In: The Birth Of New Funky
* Alfa Jazz (J) ALCR 76   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Last Drum Solo

Art Blakey - Dr. John - David Newman Quintet

David Newman (saxophones, flute, backing vocals) Dr. John (piano, organ, vocals) Essiet Okon Essiet (bass, backing vocals) Art Blakey (drums, vocals, piano) Joe Bonadio (percussion, drums)
NYC, March, 1990
Heads UpWindham Hill Jazz WD 0125
Life's A One Way Ticket-
Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me-
Need To Be Loved-
Next Time You See Me-
When The Saints Go Marching In-
For All We Know-
* Windham Hill Jazz WD 0125   Art Blakey/Dr. John/David Newman - Bluesiana Triangle

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Brian Lynch (trumpet) Steve Davis (trombone) Dale Barlow, Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Geoff Keezer (piano) Essiet Okon Essiet (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
BMG Studios, NYC, April 10 & 11, 1990
Here We GoA&M 75021 5329-2
One For All (And All For One)-
Theme For Penny-
You've Changed-
Accidentally Yours-
Medley: My Little Brown Book / Blame It On My Youth / It Could Happened To You-
Green Is Mean-
I'll Wait And Pray-
Logarhythms-
Bunyip-
Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
Nica's Tempo-
* A&M 75021 5329-2   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - One For All

Others

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Terence Blanchard, Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Donald Harrison, Billy Pierce, David Schnitter, Jean Toussaint, Bobby Watson (reeds) Johnny O'Neal, James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough, Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
live in Holland, 1978-1983
Time Will TellOut Of The Blue PRCD 2010171
E.T.A.-
My One And Only Love-
Dr. J.-
Evaline-
Along Came Betty-
Stairway To The Stars-
Free For All-
same session
Blues March-
1977 A.D.-
Little Man-
Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
Moanin'-
The Theme-
* Out Of The Blue PRCD 2010171   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Sesjun Radio Shows