Duke Pearson Catalog

1959 (age 27)

Donald Byrd - Fuego  (Blue Note BLP 4026)

Donald Byrd (pocket trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 4, 1959
tk.3Lament
tk.8Amen
tk.14Fuego
tk.15Low Life
tk.17Bup A Loup
tk.18Funky Mama
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84026, CDP 7 46534 2.

Duke Pearson - Profile  (Blue Note BLP 4022)

Duke Pearson (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 25, 1959
tk.9Witchcraft
tk.14Two Mile Run
tk.18Gate City Blues
tk.19Taboo
tk.27Black Coffee
tk.28I'm Glad There Is You
tk.30Like Someone In Love
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84022.

Duke Pearson - Tender Feelin's  (Blue Note BLP 4035)

Duke Pearson (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Lex Humphries (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 16, 1959
tk.10On Green Dolphin Street
tk.16When Sunny Gets Blue
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 19, 1959
tk.36The Golden Striker
tk.38I Love You
tk.46I'm A Fool To Want You
tk.47Bluebird Of Happiness
tk.563 A.M.
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84035.

1960

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight  (Blue Note BLP 4048)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 17, 1960
tk.8Gate City
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 25, 1960
tk.17Ghana
tk.18Lex
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone -2,3) Duke Pearson (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 10, 1960
1. tk.6Little Boy Blue
2. tk.14Bo
3. tk.16My Girl Shirl
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84048, 7243 8 52435 2.

Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight  (Blue Note 7243 8 52435 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 17, 1960
tk.6Soulful Kiddy
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 25, 1960
tk.14Child Play
tk.21Carol
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4048 + 3 bonus tracks.

Various Artists - The Lost Sessions  (Blue Note 7243 5 21484 2)

Ike Quebec (tenor saxophone -1,3) Duke Pearson (piano) Israel Crosby (bass) Vernel Fournier (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 26, 1960
1. tk.2For All We Know
2. tk.9I See Your Face Before Me
3. tk.12Sweet Slumber

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 4061)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
"Half Note", NYC, 1st set, November 11, 1960
tk.5Jeannie
tk.6Pure D. Funk (theme)
same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 3rd set, November 11, 1960
tk.14Kimyas
same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 4th set, November 11, 1960
tk.17When Sunny Gets Blue
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84061, CDP 7 46540 2.

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 2  (Blue Note CDP 7 46540 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums): same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 1st set, November 11, 1960
tk.1Theme From Mr. Lucky
same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 4th set, November 11, 1960
tk.18Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4061 + 2 bonus tracks.

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 4060)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -1,2) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
"Half Note", NYC, 2nd set, November 11, 1960
1. tk.7My Girl Shirl
2. tk.8Soulful Kiddy
3. tk.9A Portrait Of Jennie
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
"Half Note", NYC, 3rd set, November 11, 1960
tk.15Cecile
tk.16Pure D. Funk (theme)
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84060, CDP 7 46539 2.

Donald Byrd - At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1  (Blue Note CDP 7 46539 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Lex Humphries (drums): same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 2nd set, November 11, 1960
tk.10Chant
same personnel
"Half Note", NYC, 4th set, November 11, 1960
tk.19Child's Play
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4060 + 2 bonus tracks.

1961

Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk  (Blue Note BLP 4075)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 2, 1961
tk.2Say You're Mine
tk.5Hello Bright Sunflower
tk.8Each Time I Think Of You
tk.10Duke's Mixture
tk.14The Cat Walk
tk.15Cute
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84075.

Duke Pearson - Angel Eyes  (Polydor (E) 583 723)

Duke Pearson (piano) Thomas Howard (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, August 1, 1961
Bags' Groove
Le Carrousel
I'm An Old Cowhand
Jeannine
Say You're Mine
Exodus
** originally intended as Jazzline JAZ 33-04.
** also issued on Black Lion (G) BLCD 760149 entitled "Bags Groove". Jazzline (J) PA-3082 entitled "Duke Pearson Trio - Bag's Groove".

Duke Pearson - Bags Groove  (Black Lion (G) BLCD 760149)

Duke Pearson (piano) Thomas Howard (bass) Lex Humphries (drums): same session
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, August 1, 1961
I'm An Old Cowhand (take 3)
Say You're Mine (take 3)
Le Carrousel (take 2)
** reissue of Polydor (E) 583 723 entitled "Angel Eyes" + 3 bonus tracks.

Duke Pearson - Dedication!  (Prestige PR 7729)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet -1,2,4,5,7) Willie Wilson (trombone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -1,2,4,5,7) Duke Pearson (piano) Thomas Howard (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, August 2, 1961
1.Minor Mishap
2.Blues For Alvena
3.The Nearness Of You
4.Miss Bertha D. Blues (Number Five)
5.Lex
6.Time After Time
7.Apothegm
** originally intended as Jazzline JAZ 33-03.
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1939-2. Fontana (E) 683 290 JCL, (E) 883 290 JCY entitled "Freddie Hubbard - Groovy!". Black Lion (E) BLP 60122, (G) BLCD 760122 entitled "Freddie Hubbard - Minor Mishap". Jazzline (J) PA-3081 entitled "Freddie Hubbard - No. 5".

Freddie Hubbard - Minor Mishap  (Black Lion (E) BLP 60122)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Willie Wilson (trombone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Thomas Howard (bass) Lex Humphries (drums)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, August 2, 1961
Minor Mishap (take 3)
Blues For Alvena (take 3)
Number Five (take 3)
Lex (take 2)
Apothegm (take 6)
** reissue of Prestige PR 7729 entitled "Duke Pearson - Dedication!" + 5 bonus tracks.

1962 (age 30)

The Duke Pearson Quintet - Hush!  (Jazzline JAZ 33-02)

Donald Byrd (trumpet -1,2,4,5) Johnny Coles (trumpet -1,2,4/6) Duke Pearson (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Walter Perkins (drums)
RCA Studios, NYC, January 12, 1962
1.Hush!
2.Child's Play
3.Angel Eyes
4.Smoothie
5.Sudel
6.Friday's Child
7.Out Of This World
** also issued on Polydor (Eu) 423 224; Jazzline (J) PA-3080, (J) NLP 2006. Black Lion (E) BLP 60134, (G) BLCD 760134 entitled "Donald Byrd - Groovin' For Nat".
** part of Trip TLX 5000.

Donald Byrd - Groovin' For Nat  (Black Lion (E) BLP 60134)

Donald Byrd, Johnny Coles (trumpet) Duke Pearson (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Walter Perkins (drums)
RCA Studios, NYC, January 12, 1962
Groovin' For Nat
Hush! (take 1)
Child's Play (take 2)
Sudel (take 4)
** reissue of Jazzline JAZ 33-02 entitled "The Duke Pearson Quintet - Hush!" + 4 bonus tracks.

1963

Donald Byrd - A New Perspective  (Blue Note BLP 4124)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Donald Best (vibraphone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Butch Warren (bass) Lex Humphries (drums) unidentified chorus, Coleridge Perkinson (director) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 12, 1963
tk.5 | 14283-ECristo Redentor
tk.8Chant
tk.11Elijah
tk.17The Black Disciples
tk.19Beast Of Burden
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84124, CDP 7 84124 2.

Johnny Coles - Little Johnny C  (Blue Note BLP 4144)

Johnny Coles (trumpet) Leo Wright (alto saxophone, flute) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Walter Perkins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 18, 1963
tk.8Little Johnny C
tk.12Hobe Joe
tk.21Jano
Pete La Roca (drums) replaces Perkins
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 9, 1963
tk.4Heavy Legs
tk.18My Secret Passion
tk.22So Sweet My Little Girl
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84144.

Antonio Diaz "Chocolate" Mena - Eso Es Latin Jazz...Man!  (Audio Fidelity AFLP 2117)

Johnny Coles, Richard Williams (trumpet) Britt Woodman (trombone) Leo Wright (alto saxophone, flute) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger, conductor) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Walter Perkins (drums) Antonio Diaz Mena (congas) Ramon Sardinas, Carlos "Patato" Valdes (percussion)
NYC, circa July, 1963
Take Five
Con Alma
Caravan
Green Dolphin Street
Poinciana
** also issued on Audio Fidelity AFSD 6117.

Grant Green - Idle Moments  (Blue Note BLP 4154)

Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Duke Pearson (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Al Harewood (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 4, 1963
tk.14Idle Moments
tk.28Nomad
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 15, 1963
tk.36Django
tk.39Jean De Fleur
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84154, CDP 7 84154 2, B1-ST 84154.

Grant Green - Idle Moments  (Blue Note CDP 7 84154 2)

Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Duke Pearson (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Al Harewood (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 4, 1963
tk.11Jean De Fleur (alt. take)
tk.32Django (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4154 + 2 bonus tracks.

Bobby Hutcherson - The Kicker  (Blue Note 7243 5 21437 2)

Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Duke Pearson (piano) Grant Green (guitar -1,2,4) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Al Harewood (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 29, 1963
1. tk.8The Kicker
2. tk.11Beduin
3. tk.23For Duke P.
4. tk.24Step Lightly
5. tk.35Mirrors
6. tk.36If Ever I Would Leave You

1964

Duke Pearson - Wahoo!  (Blue Note BLP 4191)

Donald Byrd (trumpet -1/5) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute -1/5) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone -1/5) Duke Pearson (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 21, 1964
1. 1475 tk.3Amanda
2. 1476 tk.6E.S.P. (Extrasensory Perception)
3. 1477 tk.12Bedouin
4. 1478 tk.15Wahoo
5. 1479 tk.22Fly, Little Bird, Fly
6. 1480 tk.28Farewell Machelle
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84191, CDP 7 84191 2.

Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin' To Get Home  (Blue Note BLP 4188)

Jimmy Owens, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (trumpet) Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Cocker, J.J. Johnson, Benny Powell (trombone) Jim Buffington, Bob Northern (French horn) Don Butterfield (tuba) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Freddie Roach (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Grady Tate (drums) unidentified vocal chorus, Coleridge Perkinson (director, conductor) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 17, 1964
1493 tk.3I'm Tryin' To Get Home
1494 tk.5March Children
1495 tk.11Brother Isaac
Joe Ferrante, Jimmy Owens, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (trumpet) Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn) Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Cocker, J.J. Johnson, Benny Powell (trombone) Jim Buffington, Bob Northern (French horn) Don Butterfield (tuba) Herbie Hancock (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Grady Tate (drums) unknown (chimes, percussion, tambourine, tubular bells) unidentified vocal chorus, Coleridge Perkinson (director, conductor) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 18, 1964
1496 tk.17I've Longed And Searched For My Mother
1497 tk.20Noah
1498 tk.26Pearly Gates
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84188, CDP 7 84188 2.

1965

Duke Pearson - Honeybuns  (Atlantic LP 3002)

Johnny Coles (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) Les Spann (flute) James Spaulding (alto saxophone) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone, clarinet) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
NYC, May 25 & 26, 1965
Honeybuns
New Girl
You Know I Care
Is That So
Our Love
Heavy Legs
** also issued on Atlantic SD 3002.

1966

Hank Mobley - A Slice Of The Top  (Blue Note LT-995)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Kiane Zawadi (euphonium) Howard Johnson (tuba) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone, arranger) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 18, 1966
1714 tk.1A Tough Of Blue
1715 tk.9A Slice Of The Top
1716 tk.15Hank's Other Bag
1717 tk.21There's A Lull In My Life
1718 tk.25Cute 'N' Pretty
** also issued on Blue Note B1-33582.

Thad Jones/Pepper Adams - Mean What You Say  (Milestone MLP 1001)

Thad Jones (flugelhorn) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, April 26, May 4 & 9, 1966
Mean What You Say
H And T Blues
Wives And Lovers
Bossa Nova Ova
No Refill
Little Waltz
Chant
Yes Sir, That's My Baby
** also issued on Milestone MSP 9001; Original Jazz Classics OJC 464, OJCCD 464-2.

Stanley Turrentine - Rough 'N Tumble  (Blue Note BLP 4240)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto saxophone) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass, electric bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 1, 1966
1752 tk.2What Could I Do Without You
1754 tk.11The Shake
1755 tk.12Walk On By
1756 tk.15And Satisfy
1757 tk.22Baptismal
1753 tk.23Feeling Good
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84240.

Stanley Turrentine - The Spoiler  (Blue Note BLP 4256)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass, electric bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Joseph Rivera (shakers, tambourine -1/3) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 22, 1966
1. 1788 tk.6La Fiesta
2. 1789 tk.8Sunny
3. 1790 tk.11The Magilla
4. 1791 tk.16Theme From "The Oscar"
5. 1792 tk.20When The Sun Comes Out
6. 1794 tk.32You're Gonna Hear From Me
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84256, 7243 8 53359 2.

Stanley Turrentine - The Blue Note Years  (Blue Note CDP 7 93201 2)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass, electric bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 22, 1966
1793 tk.29Lonesome Lover

Blue Mitchell - Boss Horn  (Blue Note BLP 4257)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano -1/4) Chick Corea (piano -5,6) Gene Taylor (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 17, 1966
1. 1788 tk.7O Mama Enit
2. 1789 tk.15Rigor Mortez
3. 1790 tk.17I Should Care
4. 1791 tk.22Millie
5. 1792 tk.31Straight Up And Down
6. 1793 tk.42Tones For Joan's Bones
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84257.
** part of Mosaic MQ6-178, MD4-178.

Duke Pearson - Sweet Honey Bee  (Blue Note BLP 4252)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet -1/3,5/7) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone -1/3,5/7) Duke Pearson (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 7, 1966
1. 1803 tk.1Gaslight
2. 1804 tk.10Ready Rudy
3. 1805 tk.12Big Bertha
4. 1806 tk.17After The Rain
5. 1807 tk.27Sweet Honey Bee
6. 1808 tk.28Empathy
7. 1809 tk.32Sudel
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84252, CDP 7 89792 2.

Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog  (Atlantic LP 3005)

Johnny Coles (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Harold Vick (tenor,soprano saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano, celeste, arranger) Gene Bertoncini (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
NYC, 1966
Prairie Dog
The Fakir
Little Waltz
Soulin'
Hush-A-Bye
Angel Eyes
** also issued on Atlantic SD 3005.

1967

Lee Morgan - Standards  (Blue Note 7243 8 23213 2)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 13, 1967
tk.2Blue Gardenia (alt. take)
1816 tk.6Blue Gardenia
1817 tk.20God Bless The Child
1818 tk.24Somewhere
1819 tk.39If I Were A Carpenter
1820 tk.41A Lot Of Livin' To Do
1821 tk.46This Is The Life

Lou Donaldson - Sweet Slumber  (Blue Note (J) GXF-3068)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Al Harewood (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 20, 1967
1822 tk.4Sweet And Lovely
1823 tk.6You've Changed
1824 tk.7Sweet Slumber
1825 tk.9It Might As Well Be Spring
1826 tk.11What Will I Tell My Heart
1827 tk.14The Good Life
1828 tk.15Stardust
** also issued on Blue Note (J) GXK-8164, CDP 7 84254 2. Blue Note BST 84254 entitled "Lush Life (also released)".

Stanley Turrentine Best Album  (Blue Note BN-LA394-H2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Joe Farrell (tenor saxophone, flute) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone, clarinet) Kenny Barron (piano) Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 17, 1967
1839 tk.4She's A Carioca
1840 tk.9Samba Do Aviao
1843 tk.24Night Song
Joe Shepley, Marvin Stamm (trumpet, flugelhorn) Garnett Brown, Julian Priester (trombone) Al Gibbons (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Joe Farrell (tenor saxophone, flute) Mario Rivera (baritone saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Ray Lucas (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 23, 1967
1910 tk.4Better Luck Next Time
1911 tk.11Bonita
1913 tk.16Flying Jumbo (Prez Delight)

Stanley Turrentine - New Time Shuffle  (Blue Note LT-993)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Joe Farrell (tenor saxophone, flute) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone, clarinet) Kenny Barron (piano) Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 17, 1967
1841 tk.14Manha De Carnaval
1842 tk.15What Now, My Love
1844 tk.32Here's That Rainy Day
1845 tk.41Blues For Del
Joe Shepley, Marvin Stamm (trumpet, flugelhorn) Garnett Brown, Julian Priester (trombone) Al Gibbons (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Joe Farrell (tenor saxophone, flute) Mario Rivera (baritone saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Ray Lucas (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 23, 1967
1912 tk.14Return Of The Prodigal Son
1914 tk.27Ain't No Mountain High Enough
1915 tk.32New Time Shuffle

Various Artists - The Lost Grooves  (Blue Note B1-31883)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Duke Pearson (organ, arranger) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Ray Lucas (drums) Richard Landrum (congas, bongos, tambourine)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 28, 1967
1929 tk.14You Want Me To Stop Loving You

Stanley Turrentine - Easy Walker  (Blue Note 7243 8 29908 2)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Duke Pearson (organ, arranger) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Ray Lucas (drums) Richard Landrum (congas, bongos, tambourine): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 28, 1967
1933 tk.39A Foggy Day
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4268 + 1 bonus track.

Duke Pearson - The Right Touch  (Blue Note BST 84267)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) James Spaulding (alto saxophone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger) Gene Taylor (bass) Grady Tate (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 13, 1967
1941 tk.23Make It Good
1942 tk.25Los Malos Hombres
1943 tk.33Scrap Iron
1944 tk.35Rotary
1939 tk.37My Love Waits (O Meu Amor Espera)
1940 tk.38Chili Pepper
** also issued on Blue Note B1-28269, 7243 8 28269 2.

Duke Pearson - The Right Touch  (Blue Note 7243 8 28269 2)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) James Spaulding (alto saxophone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger) Gene Taylor (bass) Grady Tate (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 13, 1967
1942 tk.30Los Malos Hombres (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BST 84267 + 1 bonus track.

Blue Mitchell - Heads Up!  (Blue Note BST 84272)

Burt Collins, Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Al Foster (drums) Jimmy Heath, Melba Liston, Duke Pearson, Don Pickett (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 17, 1967
1988 tk.8Len Sirrah
1989 tk.14Togetherness
1990 tk.18Heads Up! Feet Down!
1991 tk.24Good Humor Man
1992 tk.32The Folks Who Live On The Hill
1993 tk.34The People In Nassau
** part of Mosaic MQ6-178, MD4-178.

The Complete Blue Note Blue Mitchell Sessions (1963-67)  (Mosaic MQ6-178)

Burt Collins, Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Al Foster (drums) Jimmy Heath, Melba Liston, Duke Pearson, Don Pickett (arranger): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 17, 1967
1989 tk.16Togetherness (alt. take)
1991 tk.23Good Humor Man (alt. take)
** also issued on Mosaic MD4-178.
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 4178 + BLP 4214 + BLP 4228 + BLP 4257 + BST 84272 + LT-1082 + 2 bonus tracks.

Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band  (Blue Note BST 84276)

Randy Brecker, Burt Collins, Joe Shepley, Marvin Stamm (trumpet) Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Julian Priester (trombone) Kenny Rupp (bass trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute, piccolo) Al Gibbons (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet) Frank Foster, Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone, clarinet) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 15, 1967
2000 tk.6Ready When You Are C.B.
2001 tk.11Ground Hog
2002 tk.19Mississippi Dip
2005 tk.30Bedouin
2003 tk.24A Taste Of Honey
2004 tk.37New Time Shuffle
2006 tk.40Straight Up And Down
2007 tk.47New Girl
2008 tk.54Time After Time
** also issued on Blue Note 7243 4 94508 2.

1968

Stanley Turrentine - The Look Of Love  (Blue Note BST 84286)

Jimmy Nottingham, Snooky Young (flugelhorn) Benny Powell (bass trombone) Jim Buffington (French horn) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger) Kenny Burrell (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Grady Tate (drums) overdubbed 14 piece strings
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 15, May 27, 1968
2093 tk.22The Look Of Love
Jimmy Nottingham, Snooky Young (flugelhorn) Benny Powell (bass trombone) Jim Buffington (French horn) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar -2/4) George Duvivier (bass) Grady Tate (drums) overdubbed 14 piece strings, Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 2 & 27, 1968
1. 3011 tk.29A Beautiful Friendship
2. 3012 tk.37This Guy's In Love With You
3. 3013 tk.42I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco
4. 3014 tk.49Emily
Jimmy Nottingham, Snooky Young (flugelhorn) Benny Powell (bass trombone) Jim Buffington (French horn) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Roland Hanna (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) overdubbed 14 piece strings, Duke Pearson (arranger)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 13 & 27, 1968
3023 tk.67Cabin In The Sky
3024 tk.76Here, There And Everywhere
3025 tk.92MacArthur Park

Duke Pearson - The Phantom  (Blue Note BST 84293)

Jerry Dodgion (flute, alto flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger) Sam Brown (acoustic guitar) Al Gafa (electric guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Victor Partajo (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 24, 1968
3049 tk.22Bunda Amerela (Little Yellow Streetcar)
Jerry Dodgion (flute, alto flute -1/4) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone -1,3,4) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger) Sam Brown (acoustic guitar -1,3,4) Al Gafa (electric guitar -1/4) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas, guiro -1/4)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 11, 1968
1. 4013 tk.7Los Ojos Alegres (The Happy Eyes)
2. 4014 tk.8Blues For Alvena
3. 4015 tk.11The Phantom
4. 4017 tk.22The Moana Surf
5. 4018 tk.24Say You're Mine

Duke Pearson - I Don't Care Who Knows It  (Blue Note B1-35220)

Jerry Dodgion (flute, alto flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger) Sam Brown (acoustic guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 24, 1968
3053 tk.30Theme From "Rosemary's Baby"
Duke Pearson (piano) Dorio Ferreira (guitar, percussion) Bebeto Jose Souza (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira (percussion) Flora Pulim (vocals)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 5, 1969
6202 tk.29Upa Neguinho
Burt Collins (trumpet) Al Gibbons (flute) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Duke Pearson (piano, electric piano) Al Gafa (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira (percussion, vocals) Stella Mars (vocals)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, October 3, 1969
5221-5Xibaba
Burt Collins (trumpet) Al Gibbons (flute) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone) Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Ralph Towner (guitar) Wally Richardson (electric guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira (percussion)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, November 21, 1969
5568-5I Don't Know
Burt Collins (trumpet) Kenny Rupp (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, alto flute) Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone, flute) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone, alto clarinet) Duke Pearson (piano, electric piano) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Andy Bey (vocals -1)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 13, 1970
1. 5921 tk.2I Don't Care Who Knows It
2. 5922 tk.6Chant Ossanha
3. 5923 tk.15A Beautiful Friendship
4. 5925 tk.33Bloos
** also issued on Blue Note 7243 8 35220 2.

Duke Pearson - I Don't Care Who Knows It  (Blue Note 7243 8 35220 2)

Burt Collins (trumpet) Al Gibbons (flute) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Duke Pearson (piano, electric piano) Al Gafa (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira (percussion, vocals) Stella Mars (vocals)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, October 3, 1969
5220-5Once I Loved (O Amor Em Paz)
Burt Collins (trumpet) Al Gibbons (flute) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone) Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Ralph Towner (guitar) Wally Richardson (electric guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira (percussion)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, November 21, 1969
5567-1Captain Bacardis
Burt Collins (trumpet) Kenny Rupp (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, alto flute) Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone, flute) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone, alto clarinet) Duke Pearson (piano, electric piano) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 13, 1970
5926 tk.36Horn In
** reissue of Blue Note B1-35220 + 3 bonus tracks.

Duke Pearson - Now Hear This  (Blue Note BST 84308)

Jim Bossy, Randy Brecker, Burt Collins, Joe Shepley, Marvin Stamm (trumpet) Garnett Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell (trombone) Kenny Rupp (bass trombone) Jerry Dodgion, Al Gibbons (alto saxophone) Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone, arranger) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Andy Bey (vocals -9)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 3, 1968
1. 3061 tk.25Make It Good
2. 3062 tk.35Amanda
3. 3063 tk.43Dad Digs Mom
4. 3060 tk.47Disapproachment
5. 3056 tk.53The Days Of Wine And Roses
6. 3057 tk.54Here's That Rainy Day
7. 3058 tk.55Minor League
8. 3064 tk.60Tones For Joan's Bones
9. 3059 tk.62I'm Tired Of Cryin' Over You

1969

Duke Pearson - Merry Ole Soul  (Blue Note BST 84323)

Duke Pearson (piano, celeste) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 25, 1969
3705 tk.4Sleigh Ride
Duke Pearson (piano, celeste -1/7, piano -8) Bob Cranshaw (bass -1/7) Mickey Roker (drums -1/7) Airto Moreira (percussion -1/7)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, August 19, 1969
1. 3712 (tk.4)Jingle Bells
2. 3706 (tk.9)Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
3. 3707 (tk.7)Go Tell It On A Mountain
4. 3708 (tk.2)Little Drummer Boy
5. 3711 (tk.1)Silent Night
6. 3710 (tk.2)Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
7. 3725 (tk.3)Wassail Song
8. (tk.2)O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Duke Pearson - How Insensitive  (Blue Note BST 84344)

Duke Pearson (piano, electric piano, flugelhorn, arranger) Al Gafa (electric guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira (percussion) Andy Bey (vocals -2) New York Group Singer's Big Band (voice) Jack Manno (arranger, conductor)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 11, 1969
1. 4019 tk.3Cristo Redentor
2. 4018 tk.9Give Me Your Love
3. 4017 tk.17Stella By Starlight
4. 4020 tk.21Little Song
Duke Pearson (piano, electric piano, flugelhorn, arranger -1,2, piano -3) Al Gafa (electric guitar -1,2) Bob Cranshaw (bass -1,2) Mickey Roker (drums -1,2) Airto Moreira (percussion -1,2) Andy Bey (vocals -1) New York Group Singer's Big Band (voice -1,2) Jack Manno (arranger, conductor -1,2)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 14, 1969
1. 4021 tk.29Clara
2. 4022 tk.39My Love Waits
3. 4024 tk.44How Insensitive
Duke Pearson (piano) Dorio Ferreira (guitar, percussion) Bebeto Jose Souza (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira (percussion) Flora Pulim (vocals)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 5, 1969
6181 tk.16Sandalia Dela
6182 tk.24Tears
6201 tk.34Lamento
** also issued on Blue Note B1-84344.

Donald Byrd - Fancy Free  (Blue Note BST 84319)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Lew Tabackin (flute) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Jimmy Ponder (guitar) Roland Wilson (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) Nat Bettis, John Richardson (percussion)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 9, 1969
4279 tk.2Weasel
4278 tk.8I Love The Girl
Jerry Dodgion (flute) Leo Morris (drums) replaces Tabackin, Chambers
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 6, 1969
4276 tk.10Fancy Free
4277 tk.23The Uptowner
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 89796 2.

Various Artists - Blue Movies: Scoring For The Studios  (Blue Note 7243 8 57748 2)

Burt Collins, Joe Shepley (trumpet, flugelhorn) Lee Morgan (trumpet, flugelhorn -1) Toots Thielemans (harmonica, guitar) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger) Wally Richardson (guitar) Al Gafa (electric guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira (percussion)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, May 22, 1969
1. 4377 tk.6Midnight Cowboy
2. 4378 tk.13Popi

Donald Byrd - Kofi  (Blue Note B1-31875)

Donald Byrd (flugelhorn) William Campbell (trombone -1) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone, flute) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Ron Carter (bass) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass -2) Airto Moreira (drums)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, December 16, 1969
1. 4615-4Kofi
2. 4616-4Fufu
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Wally Richardson (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira, Dom Um Romao (percussion)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, December 4, 1970
6879 tk.2Perpetual Love
6880 tk.7Elmina
** also issued on Blue Note 7243 8 31875 2.

Donald Byrd - Kofi  (Blue Note 7243 8 31875 2)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Wally Richardson (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira, Dom Um Romao (percussion): same session
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, December 4, 1970
6881 tk.15The Loud Minority
** reissue of Blue Note B1-31875 + 1 bonus track.

1970

Duke Pearson - It Could Only Happen With You  (Blue Note BN-LA317-G)

Burt Collins (trumpet) Kenny Rupp (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, alto flute) Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone, flute) Duke Pearson (piano, electric piano) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 13, 1970
5924 tk.29Emily
Burt Collins, Joe Shepley (trumpet) Kenny Rupp (trombone) Hermeto Pascoal (flute, guitar, bass) Al Gibbons (alto saxophone, alto flute) possibly Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Duke Pearson (piano, electric piano) Theo (guitar, bass -1/3,5,6) Bob Cranshaw (bass, electric bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Flora Pulim (vocals -1,2,5)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 10, 1970
1. 6128 tk.5It Could Only Happen With You
2. 6129 tk.10Gira, Girou (Round And Round)
3. 6130 tk.19Book's Bossa
4. 6131 tk.20Lost In The Stars
5. 6132 tk.22Stormy
6. 6133 tk.27Hermeto

Donald Byrd - Electric Byrd  (Blue Note BST 84349)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Bill Champbell (trombone) Hermeto Pascoal (flute -4) Jerry Dodgion (alto,soprano saxophone, flute) Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone, flute) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone, alto clarinet) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone, clarinet) Duke Pearson (electric piano) Wally Richardson (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Airto Moreira (percussion)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 15, 1970
1. 6344 tk.2Estavianco
2. 6343 tk.4Essence
3. 6341 tk.5The Dude
4. 6342 tk.8Xibaba

1971

Carmen McRae - Carmen  (Temponic TB 29562)

Cat Anderson, John Audino, Buddy Childers, Gene Coe, Harry Edison, Ray Triscari (trumpet) George Bohanon, Nick DiMaio, Joe Howard, Grover Mitchell (trombone) William Hinshaw, Alan Robinson, Gale Robinson, Henry Sigismonti, Bob Watt (French horn) Buddy Collette, Bob Cooper, Bill Green, Bill Hood, Marshall Royal, Bud Shank (woodwinds) John E. Arnold, Larry Bunker (vibraphone, percussion) Bob Corwin, Jimmy Jones, Duke Pearson, Jimmy Rowles (piano) John Collins, Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown, Dick McQuary (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Carmen McRae (vocals) Benny Carter, Quincy Jones (arranger, conductor)
Hollywood, CA, November, 1971-March, 1972
I'll Never Pass This Way Again
Mr. Love
All That I Can Do Is Think Of You
All The Time
When It's Time To Tell
The Happy Ones
Bobby
Tender Loving Words
When Twilight Comes
A Tribute To Benny Carter