Savoy Records Discography: 1956

1956

Milt Jackson Quintet

Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Wade Legge (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, January 5, 1956
69116Come Rain Or Come ShineSavoy MG 12042, SJL 2204
69117They Can't Take That Away From MeSavoy MG 12061, SJL 2204
69118Wild ManSavoy MG 12042, SJL 2204
69119SoulfulSavoy MG 12061, SJL 2204
69120Fred's MoodSavoy MG 12042, SJL 2204
69121FlamingoSavoy MG 12061, SJL 2204
* Savoy MG 12042   Milt Jackson - Roll 'Em Bags
* Savoy SJL 2204   Milt Jackson - Second Nature
* Savoy MG 12061   Meet Milt Jackson

Joe Wilder Quartet

Joe Wilder (trumpet) Hank Jones (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, January 19, 1956
69147CherokeeSavoy MG 12063
69148My Heart Stood Still-
69149Prelude To A Kiss-
69150Six Bit Blues-
69151Mad About The Boy-
69152Darn That Dream-
* Savoy MG 12063   Joe Wilder - Wilder' N' Wilder

Milt Jackson Quintet

Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Hank Jones (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, January 23, 1956
69122LoverSavoy MG 12070, SJL 2204
69123Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man-
69124The Lady Is A Tramp-
69125Angel Face-
69126Sometimes I'm Happy-
69127What's New-
69128Now's The TimeSavoy 4521, MG 12080, MG 12126, SJL 2204
69129In A Sentimental MoodSavoy MG 12080, SJL 2204
69130Mood Indigo-
69131Azure-
69132Minor Conception-
69133Soul In 3/4Savoy 4521, MG 12080, MG 12125, SJL 2204
* Savoy MG 12070   Milt Jackson - The Jazz Skyline
* Savoy SJL 2204   Milt Jackson - Second Nature
* Savoy MG 12080   Milt Jackson - Jackson'sville
* Savoy MG 12126   Various Artists - The Jazz Hour
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy 4521   Milt Jackson - Now's The Time / Soul In 3/4

Jimmy Locks (Blazer Boy)

Warren Luckey (tenor saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Panama Francis (drums) Blazer Boy (vocals)
NYC, January 25, 1956
SBB6791They Call Me A Foolunissued
SBB6792I Was In HeavenSavoy 1189
SJB6793Never Will Iunissued
SJB6794It's A Little Too Late-
SBB6795Adorable YouSavoy 1189
SBB6796Mistreatedunissued
* Savoy 1189   Jimmy Locks - Adorable You / I Was In Heaven

Kenny Clarke Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John LaPorta (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 30, 1956
69134BudoSavoy MG 12064, SJL 2247
69135I Married An Angel-
69136The Jazz Message (Freedom For All)-
* Savoy MG 12064   The Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley
* Savoy SJL 2247   Various Artists - The Modern Jazz Piano Album

Nappy Brown

Reunald Jones (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Sam Taylor (tenor saxophone) Budd Johnson (baritone saxophone) Fred Johnson (piano) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Panama Francis (drums) Nappy Brown (vocals) Leroy Kirkland (arranger, director)
NYC, February 1, 1956
SNB6797Pleasing YouSavoy 1187, MG 14002
SNB6798Love BabySavoy 1196, MG 14002
SNB6799Open Up That DoorSavoy 1187
SNB6800I Want To LiveSavoy MG 14025
SNB6801Skiddy WoeSavoy 1547, 1555, MG 14025
* Savoy MG 14002   Nappy Brown Sings
* Savoy MG 14025   Nappy Brown - The Right Time
* Savoy 1187   Nappy Brown - Open Up That Door / Pleasing You
* Savoy 1196   Nappy Brown - Am I / Love Baby
* Savoy 1547   Nappy Brown - I Cried Like A Baby / Skiddy Woe
* Savoy 1555   Nappy Brown - You're Going To Need Someone / Skiddy Woe

Jimmy Jones And The Savoys

Warren Lucky (tenor saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Lord Westbrook (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Panama Francis (drums) Jimmy Jones (vocals)
NYC, February 2, 1956
SJJ6802With All My HeartSavoy 1586
SJJ6803YouSavoy 1188
STS6804We Made A Vowunissued
STS6805Say You're MineSavoy 1188
SJJ6805Please Say You're MineSavoy 1586
* Savoy 1586   Jimmy Jones - Please Say You're Mine / With All My Heart
* Savoy 1188   The Savoys - You / Say You're Mine

Kenny Clarke Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John LaPorta (alto saxophone) Ronnie Ball (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, February 6, 1956
69137Will WailSavoy MG 12065
69138Volcano-
69139La Porta-Thority-
69140I Hear A Rhapsody-
69141Yesterdays-
69142Play Fiddle, Play-
* Savoy MG 12065   Kenny Clarke - Klook's Clique

Christine Clark

unknown (organ, piano, drums) Christine Clark (vocals)
NYC, February 8, 1956
SCC6806Swing Low, Sweet ChariotSavoy 4075
SCC6807Just To Behold His Faceunissued
SCC6808God Knows The Reason Why-
SCC6809Fear NotSavoy 4075
* Savoy 4075   Christine Clark - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Fear Not

Kenny Clarke - Hank Mobley Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet -1,2,4) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Ball (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 8, 1956
1. 69143There Will Never Be Another YouSavoy MG 12064, SJL 1125
2. 69144Cattin'-
3. 69145Madeline-
4. 69146When I Fall In Love-
* Savoy MG 12064   The Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley
* Savoy SJL 1125   Hank Mobley - Hard Bop

The Five Pennies

Warren Lucky (tenor saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Sol Hall (drums)
NYC, February 9, 1956
SFP6810My Heart TremblesSavoy 1190
SFP6811The Wedding Bellsunissued
SFP6812Be Mine For A Lifetime-
SFP6813MoneySavoy 1190
* Savoy 1190   The Five Pennies - Money / My Heart Trembles

Herbie Brock Trio

Herbie Brock (piano) Brooks Caperton (bass) Richie Hanson (drums)
Miami, FL, February 15, 1956
If It's The Last Thing I DoSavoy MG 12069
The Moon Is Yellow-
Blues A Brock Long-
There'll Never Be Another You-
Four Brothers-
Sweet And Lovely-
Brock Etude-
Willow Weep For Me-
* Savoy MG 12069   The Herbie Brock Trio - Brock's Tops

Little Terry With Leroy Kirkland Orchestra

Sam Taylor (tenor saxophone) Haywood Henry (baritone saxophone) Fred Johnson (piano) Lucious Fowler (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Sol Hall (drums) Little Terry (vocals) Leroy Kirkland (arranger, director)
NYC, February 20, 1956
STL6814Shake Me Up, BabySavoy 1520
STL6815Giddy Ap A Ding DongSavoy 1192
STL6816Way In The Morningunissued
STL6817See See Boo HooSavoy 1520
STL6818Tirra Lee TirralaSavoy 1192
* Savoy 1520   Little Terry - Shake Me Up, Baby / See See Boo Hoo
* Savoy 1192   Little Terry - Tirralee Tirrala / Giddy Ap A Ding Dong

Frank Foster Septet

Henry Coker, Benny Powell (trombone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, March 5, 1956
69153SerenataSavoy MG 12078
69154Dill PicklesSavoy MG 12072
69155Hard Sock Dance-
69156Dancing On The Ceiling-
69157AlternativeSavoy MG 12078
69158Stop Gap-
* Savoy MG 12078   Frank Foster - No Count
* Savoy MG 12072   Frank Wess - North, South, East...Wess

The Debutantes

Buddy Lucas (tenor saxophone) Leslie Johnakins (baritone saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Lord Westbrook (guitar) Albert Best (bass) Sol Hall (drums) The Debutantes (vocal group)
NYC, March 5, 1956
STD6819All I Do Is Cryunissued
STD6820You Don't Know-
STD6821It's Too Soon To Know-
STD6822Just Leave It To MeSavoy 1191
STD6823Just Whyunissued
STD6824Is It Too SoonSavoy 1191
* Savoy 1191   The Debutantes - Just Leave It To Me / Is It Too Soon

Frank Wess Septet

Henry Coker, Benny Powell (trombone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, March 7, 1956
69159What'd Ya SaySavoy MG 12072
69160Salvation-
69161Apron StringsSavoy MG 12078
69162Casa De Marcel-
69163Lazy SalSavoy MG 12072
69164unknown titleunissued
69165ExcursionSavoy MG 12078
* Savoy MG 12072   Frank Wess - North, South, East...Wess
* Savoy MG 12078   Frank Foster - No Count

Mort Herbert Sextet

Don Stratton (trumpet) Mike Cuozzo (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone, flute) Ronnie Ball (piano) Mort Herbert (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, March 12, 1956
69166Swiss MovementSavoy MG 12073
69167Night People-
69168I've Got You Under My Skin-
69169Son Of The Preacher-
* Savoy MG 12073   Mort Herbert - Night People

Ronnie Ball Quintet

Willie Dennis (trombone) Ted Brown (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Ball (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, March 21, 1956
69170Pennie PackerSavoy MG 12075
69171Feathered Bed-
69172Little Quail-
69173Sweet And Lovely-
69174Pres Sez-
69175Ghost Of A Chance-
69176Citrus Season-
* Savoy MG 12075   Ronnie Ball - All About Ronnie

Bobby Banks Trio

Phil Urso (tenor saxophone) Bobby Banks (organ) Rodney "Red" Alcott (drums)
NYC, March 27, 1956
SBB6825Moonlight SerenadeRegent MG 6003
SBB6826Sentimental Journey-
SBB6827A Woman In Love-
SBB682811th Hour Melody-
SBB6829Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You-
SBB6830Diane-
SBB6831Memories Of You-
SBB6832Fast BluesSavoy unissued
SBB6833Slow Blues-
* Regent MG 6003   Phil Urso - Sentimental Journey

John Mehegan Solo

John Mehegan (piano)
NYC, April 11, 1956
69177Makin' WhoopeeSavoy MG 12076
69178Better Luck Next Time-
69179Get Out Of Town-
69180Deep Purple-
69181It Could Happen To You-
69182Porgy-
69183Wait Till You See Her-
69184All Thru The Night-
69185Ruby-
* Savoy MG 12076   John Mehegan - How I Play Jazz Piano

Bob Oakes

unknown (saxophones) unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Bob Oakes (vocals)
NYC, April 13, 1956
SBO6834Church Bells May RingRegent 7502
SBO6835You Gotta Rock 'N 'RollRegent 7502, MG 6015
SBO6836Slippin' N' SlidingSavoy unissued
SBO6837Blues-
* Regent MG 6015   Various Artists - Rock And Roll
* Regent 7502   Bob Oakes - Church Bells May Ring / You Gotta Rock 'N 'Roll

The Davis Sisters

Curtis Dublin (piano) unknown (organ, drums) Ruth Davis, Alfreda Davis, Audrey Davis, Thelma Davis, Imogene Greene, Jackie Verdell (vocal group)
NYC, April 13, 1956
SDS6838Plant My Feet On Higher GroundSavoy 4073, MG 14030, DBL 7017
SDS6839Sing Of The JudgementSavoy MG 14030
SDS6840Keeping Me AliveSavoy 4082, MG 14007, DBL 7017
SDS6841What Manner Of Man Is ThisSavoy MG 14030
SDS6842Precious Lord-
* Savoy MG 14030   The Davis Sisters - Plant My Feet On Higher Ground
* Savoy DBL 7017   The Best Of The Davis Sisters
* Savoy MG 14007   The Davis Sisters - Shine On Me
* Savoy 4073   The Davis Sisters - Plant My Feet On Higher Ground / Lord Don't Leave Me
* Savoy 4082   The Davis Sisters - He's Mine / Keeping Me Alive

The Drinkard Jubilairs

Larry Drinkard (piano, vocals) Emily Drinkard, Marie Epps, Judy Guions, Ann Moss, Lee Warwick (vocals) and others
NYC, April 17, 1956
SDJ6843Never Let Me Gounissued
SDJ6844Walk Together ChildrenSavoy 4074
SDJ6845I'm Troubled-
* Savoy 4074   The Drinkard Jubilairs - Walk Together Children / I'm Troubled

Johnny Coates Trio

Johnny Coates (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, April 23, 1956
SJC69186Let's Get LostSavoy MG 12082
SJC69187Love Is The Sweetest Thing-
SJC69188Little Girl Blue-
SJC69189Ding Doing The Witch Is Dead-
SJC69190If I Love Again-
* Savoy MG 12082   Johnny Coates Jr. At The Piano - Portrait

Kenny Clarke Quintet

Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -1,3/5) Tommy Flanagan (piano -1,3/5) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass -1,3/5) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, April 30, 1956
1. 69191Cotton TailSavoy MG 12083, SJL 1111
2. 69192Not For Meunissued
3. 69193Your HostSavoy MG 12083, SJL 1111
4. 69194TricotismSavoy SJL 1111
5. 69195Tom's ThumbSavoy MG 12083, SJL 1111
* Savoy MG 12083   Various Artists - Jazzmen Detroit
* Savoy SJL 1111   Kenny Clarke Meets The Detroit Jazzmen

Little Esther

Money Johnson (trumpet) Warren Lucky, Hal Singer (tenor saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Sol Hall (drums) Esther Phillips (vocals)
NYC, May 2, 1956
SLE6846Longing In My HeartSavoy 1516, SJL 2233
SLE6847You Can Bet Your LifeSavoy 1193, SJL 2233
SLE6848'T Ain't Whatcha SaySavoy 1193; Regent MG 6042; Savoy SJL 2233
SLE6849If It's New To YouSavoy 1516, SJL 2233
* Savoy SJL 2233   Various Artists - Ladies Sing The Blues
* Regent MG 6042   Various Artists - Rock And Roll Party #2
* Savoy 1516   Little Esther - Longing In My Heart / If It's New To You
* Savoy 1193   Little Esther - You Can Bet Your Life / 'T Ain't Whatcha Say

Annie Laurie With Hal Singer's Orchestra

Buddy Lucas, Hal Singer (tenor saxophone) Leslie Johnakins (baritone saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Sol Hall (drums) Annie Laurie (vocals)
NYC, May 3, 1956
SHS6850Hound's Tooth (Mr. Movin's Groovin')Savoy 1194
SHS6851Crossroads-
SAL6852You Promised LoveSavoy 1197
SAL6853I Can't Stop Being A Foolunissued
* Savoy 1194   Hal Singer - Hound's Tooth / Crossroads
* Savoy 1197   Annie Laurie - You Promised Love / Rockin' And Rollin'

Bernie Privin Nonet

Bernie Privin (trumpet) Toots Mondello (alto saxophone) Al Cohn, Jerry Sanfino, Wolf Taine (tenor saxophone) Romeo Penque (baritone saxophone) Bernie Leighton (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, May 3, 1956
69196I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A LetterRegent MG 6027; Savoy SJL 2236
69197But Not For MeRegent MG 6027
69198More Than You Know-
69199The Sheik Of ArabyRegent MG 6027; Savoy SJL 2236
* Regent MG 6027   Bernie Privin - Dancing And Dreaming
* Savoy SJL 2236   Various Artists - Brothers And Other Mothers, Vol. 2

Adelaide Robbins Trio

Adelaide Robbins (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Ted Sommer (drums)
NYC, May 7, 1956
69200The Gentleman Is A DopeSavoy MG 12097
69201Looking For A Boy-
69202Everything But You-
69203Great Day-
* Savoy MG 12097   Various Artists - Lookin' For A Boy

Kenny Clarke Quintet

Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, May 9, 1956
69204You Turned The Tables On MeSavoy MG 12083, SJL 1111
69205Afternoon In Paris-
69206Apothegh-
* Savoy MG 12083   Various Artists - Jazzmen Detroit
* Savoy SJL 1111   Kenny Clarke Meets The Detroit Jazzmen

Big Maybelle

Dave McRae (alto saxophone) Buddy Lucas, Warren Lucky (tenor saxophone) Leslie Johnakins (baritone saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano, arranger) Mickey Baker (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Sol Hall (drums) Big Maybelle (vocals)
NYC, May 14, 1956
SBM6854CandySavoy 1195, MG 14011, SJL 2221
SBM6855That's A Pretty Good LoveSavoy 1195, MG 14011
SBM6856Ring Dang DillySavoy 1527, MG 14011, SJL 2221
SBM6857PitifulSavoy 1572, MG 14011, SJL 2233
* Savoy MG 14011   Big Maybelle - Candy
* Savoy SJL 2221   Various Artists - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll
* Savoy SJL 2233   Various Artists - Ladies Sing The Blues
* Savoy 1195   Big Maybelle - Candy / That's A Pretty Good Love
* Savoy 1527   Big Maybelle - So Long / Ring Dang Dilly
* Savoy 1572   Big Maybelle - Pitiful / A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Cecil Payne Quartet

Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 19, 1956
130Chessman's DelightSignal S 1203
131How Deep Is The Ocean-
132This Time The Dream's On Me-
133Arnetta-
* Signal S 1203   Cecil Payne Quartet And Quintet
= Savoy MG 12147   Cecil Payne - Patterns Of Jazz
= Savoy SJL 1167   Cecil Payne - Patterns

Johnny Coates Trio

Johnny Coates (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, May 21, 1956
69207Sha-Da-Ga-DaSavoy MG 12082
69208unknown titleunissued
69209--
69210--
This Is My Lucky DaySavoy MG 12082
If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You-
* Savoy MG 12082   Johnny Coates Jr. At The Piano - Portrait

Cecil Payne Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 22, 1956
134Man Of MoodsSignal S 1203; Savoy SVY 17028
135Saucer Eyes-
136Bringing Up Father-
137Groovin' High-
* Signal S 1203   Cecil Payne Quartet And Quintet
= Savoy MG 12147   Cecil Payne - Patterns Of Jazz
= Savoy SJL 1167   Cecil Payne - Patterns
* Savoy SVY 17028   Kenny Dorham - Blues In Bebop

The Five Trumpets

The Five Trumpets
Atlanta, GA, May 25, 1956
SFT6858Blessed JesusSavoy unissued
SFT6859When God's Roll Is Called On High-

Mort Herbert Sextet

Joe Wilder (trumpet) Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone, flute) Dick Katz (piano) Mort Herbert (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, May 29, 1956
69211Blues For Fred And FaySavoy MG 12073
69212Mitch's Carol-
69213That's All-
* Savoy MG 12073   Mort Herbert - Night People

Joe Burton Trio

Joe Burton (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
NYC, June 6, 1956
69214PrettyRegent MG 6036
69215Moonlight In Vermont-
69216Call Me On The Phone-
69217I'll Remember April-
69218Wind, Sand And Stars-
69219You Took Advantage Of Me-
69220The Nearness Of You-
69221You MotherSavoy unissued
69222Them There EyesRegent MG 6036
69223Fool's Gold-
69224Street Of DreamsSavoy unissued
69225Theme For JoeRegent MG 6036
* Regent MG 6036   Joe Burton - Jazz Pretty

Bernie Previn Quintet

Bernie Previn (trumpet) Al Cohn (tenor saxophone) Bernie Leighton (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, June 14, 1956
69226My Heart Stood StillRegent MG 6027; Savoy SJL 2236
69227I Can't Believe That You're In Love With MeSavoy unissued
69228How Long Has This Been Going OnRegent MG 6027; Savoy SJL 2236
69229Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm GoneSavoy unissued
* Regent MG 6027   Bernie Privin - Dancing And Dreaming
* Savoy SJL 2236   Various Artists - Brothers And Other Mothers, Vol. 2

Frank Wess - Kenny Burrell Quintet

Frank Wess (flute) Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, June 20, 1956
69230Wess SideSavoy MG 12085, SJL 1120
69231Kansas City SideSavoy 4516, MG 12085, SJL 1120
69232East WindSavoy 4516, MG 12085, MG 12126, SJL 1120
69233Over The RainbowSavoy MG 12085, SJL 1120
69234Southern Exposure-
* Savoy MG 12085   Frank Wess - Opus In Swing
* Savoy SJL 1120   Kenny Burrell/Frank Wess - Monday Stroll
* Savoy MG 12126   Various Artists - The Jazz Hour
* Savoy 4516   Frank Wess - East Wind / Kansas City Side

Andre Hodeir Et Son Orchestre

Roger Guerin, Jean Liesse (trumpet) Nat Peck (trombone) Jean Aldegon (alto saxophone) George Grenu (tenor saxophone) Armand Migiani (baritone saxophone) Fats Sadi (vibraphone) Pierre Michelot (bass) Christian Garros (drums) Andre Hodeir (arranger, conductor)
Paris, France, June 26, 1956
On A ScaleSavoy MG 12113
Parisian ThoroughfareSavoy 4524, MG 12113
BiciniumSavoy MG 12113
Evanescence-
* Savoy MG 12113   Andre Hodeir Presents The Paris Scene
* Savoy 4524   Andre Hodeir - Parisian Thoroughfare / Jordu

Andre Hodeir Et Son Orchestre

Roger Guerin, Jean Liesse (trumpet) Nat Peck (trombone) Jean Aldegon (alto saxophone) George Grenu (tenor saxophone) Armand Migiani (baritone saxophone) Fats Sadi (vibraphone) Pierre Michelot (bass) Christian Garros (drums) Andre Hodeir (arranger, conductor): same personnel
Paris, France, June 27, 1956
JorduSavoy 4524, MG 12113
Tension DetenteSavoy MG 12113
Paradoxe-
Criss Cross-
* Savoy MG 12113   Andre Hodeir Presents The Paris Scene
* Savoy 4524   Andre Hodeir - Parisian Thoroughfare / Jordu

Mat Mathews Quintet

Chase Dean (bass clarinet) Mat Mathews (accordion) Joe Roland (vibraphone) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
NYC, June, 1956
Straight Ahead (You're Covered)Jazztone (Eu) J 1245; Savoy SJL 1172
* Jazztone (Eu) J 1245   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival
= Jazztone (F) J 1245   Various Artists - Festival Du Jazz Moderne
* Savoy SJL 1172   Oscar Pettiford - Discoveries

Andre Hodeir Et Son Orchestre

Roger Guerin, Jean Liesse (trumpet) Nat Peck (trombone) Jean Aldegon (alto saxophone) George Grenu (tenor saxophone) Armand Migiani (baritone saxophone) Pierre Michelot (bass) Christian Garros (drums) Andre Hodeir (arranger, conductor)
Paris, France, July 2, 1956
TriadsSavoy MG 12113
Milano-
* Savoy MG 12113   Andre Hodeir Presents The Paris Scene

The Morris Brothers

The Morris Brothers
NYC, July 9, 1956
SMB6860Lo I'm With Youunissued
SMB6861Rescue Me LordSavoy 4078
SMB6862Arise And Receive Your Crown Of Lifeunissued
SMB6863Kneel At The CrossSavoy 4078
* Savoy 4078   The Morris Brothers - Kneel At The Cross / Rescue Me Lord

Wilbert Harrison

Buddy Lucas (tenor saxophone) Budd Johnson (baritone saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Ed Sneed (bass) Sol Hall (drums) Wilbert Harrison (vocals, guitar)
NYC, July 9, 1956
SWH6864The Way I FeelSavoy 1198
SWH6865Confessin' My Dreams-
* Savoy 1198   Wilbert Harrison - The Way I Feel / Confessin' My Dreams

Annie Laurie

Buddy Lucas (tenor saxophone) Budd Johnson (baritone saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Ed Sneed (bass) Sol Hall (drums) Annie Laurie (vocals)
NYC, July 9, 1956
SAL6866Stop-Don't Gounissued
SAL6867Rockin' And Rollin'Savoy 1197
* Savoy 1197   Annie Laurie - You Promised Love / Rockin' And Rollin'

Hank Jones Solo

Hank Jones (piano)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 9, 1956
69234Teddy's DreamSavoy MG 12084, SJL 1124
69235It Had To Be You-
69236Angel Eyesunissued
69237Gone With The WindSavoy MG 12084, SJL 1124
* Savoy MG 12084   Have You Met Hank Jones
* Savoy SJL 1124   Hank Jones

Tubby Hayes Quintet

Dickie Hawdon (trumpet) Tubby Hayes (tenor saxophone) Harry South (piano) Pete Elderfield (bass) Bill Eyden (drums)
London, England, July 17, 1956
VOG919Ode To ErnieTempo (E) A 148, EXA 55, TAP 6; Imperial LP 9046
VOG920Foolin' MyselfTempo (E) TAP 6, TAP 10; Imperial LP 9046
VOG921No I Woodyn'tTempo (E) A 148, EXA 55, TAP 6; Imperial LP 9046
VOG922Message To The MessengersTempo (E) EXA 55, TAP 6, TAP 21; Imperial LP 9046
VOG923Hall Hears The BluesTempo (E) TAP 6; Savoy MG 12111
VOG924Nicole-
* Tempo (E) TAP 6   Tubby Hayes Quintet - After Lights Out
* Imperial LP 9046   Tubby Hayes - Little Giant Of Jazz
* Tempo (E) TAP 10   Various Artists - Cool Music For A Hot Night: Mood Music In The Modern Manner
* Tempo (E) TAP 21   Various Artists - Swingin' The Blues
* Savoy MG 12111   Dizzy Reece/Tubby Hayes - Changing The Jazz At Buckingham Palace
* Tempo (E) EXA 55   Tubby Hayes Quintet - After Lights Out
* Tempo (E) A 148   Tubby Hayes - Ode To Ernie / No I Woodyn't

Frank Wess Nonet

Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Frank Wess (flute) Ronnell Bright (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Frank Foster (arranger)
NYC, July 18, 1956
69247You'll DoSavoy 4501, MG 12086, MG 12126
69248Wanting YouSavoy MG 12086
69249Lo FiSavoy 4501, MG 12086, MG 12125
69250unknown titleunissued
69251--
69252Don't Blame MeSavoy MG 12086
Cracker Jack-
* Savoy MG 12086   Various Artists - Trombones And Flute
* Savoy MG 12126   Various Artists - The Jazz Hour
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy 4501   Frank Wess - Lo Fi / You'll Do

Bernie Privin Octet

Bernie Privin (trumpet) Al Cohn, Jerry Sanfino, Wolf Taine (tenor saxophone) Romeo Penque (baritone saxophone) Bernie Leighton (piano, arranger) Arnold Fishkin (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, July 19, 1956
69243SoonRegent MG 6027
69244Do You Ever Think Of Me-
69245Sugar-
69246Isn't It RomanticSavoy unissued
* Regent MG 6027   Bernie Privin - Dancing And Dreaming

Big Maybelle

Dave McRae (alto saxophone) Buddy Lucas, Warren Lucky (tenor saxophone) Leslie Johnakins (baritone saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano, arranger) Mickey Baker (guitar) Ed Sneed (bass) Sol Hall (drums) Big Maybelle (vocals)
NYC, July 20, 1956
SBM6868Mean To MeSavoy 1500, MG 14011, SJL 2221
SBM6869There I've Said It AgainSavoy MG 14011, SJL 2233
SBM6870I Don't Want To CrySavoy 1512, MG 14005
SBM6871Tell Me WhoSavoy 1500, MG 14011, SJL 2233
* Savoy MG 14011   Big Maybelle - Candy
* Savoy SJL 2221   Various Artists - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll
* Savoy SJL 2233   Various Artists - Ladies Sing The Blues
* Savoy MG 14005   Big Maybelle Sings
* Savoy 1500   Big Maybelle - Mean To Me / Tell Me Who
* Savoy 1512   Big Maybelle - I Don't Want To Cry / All Of Me

Dizzy Reece Quintet

Dizzy Reece (trumpet) Ronnie Scott (tenor saxophone -3,4) Terry Shannon (piano) Lennie Bush (bass) Phil Seamen (drums)
London, England, July 23, 1956
1. VOG896Yardbird SuiteTempo (E) TAP 4; Savoy MG 12111
2. VOG897How Deep Is The OceanTempo (E) TAP 4, TAP 10; Savoy MG 12111
3. VOG898Out Of NowhereTempo (E) EXA 45, TAP 9; Imperial LP 9043
4. VOG899Scrapple From The Apple-
5. VOG900Bluebird (take 1)Tempo (E) TAP 4; Savoy MG 12111
6. VOG901Bluebird (take 2)-
* Tempo (E) TAP 4   Jimmy Deuchar/Dizzy Reece - Deuchar Plays Deuchar/Dizzy Blows Bird: Top Trumpets
* Savoy MG 12111   Dizzy Reece/Tubby Hayes - Changing The Jazz At Buckingham Palace
* Tempo (E) TAP 10   Various Artists - Cool Music For A Hot Night: Mood Music In The Modern Manner
* Tempo (E) TAP 9; Jasmine (E) JASM 2013   Dizzy Reece - Progress Report
* Imperial LP 9043   Dizzy Reece - London Jazz
* Tempo (E) EXA 45   Ronnie Scott Blows With The Dizzy Reece Quartet

Hank Mobley Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 23, 1956
69253B For BBSavoy MG 12092, SJL 1125
69254Space Flight-
69255Blues Number Two-
* Savoy MG 12092   The Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley #2
* Savoy SJL 1125   Hank Mobley - Hard Bop

Hank Jones Solo

Hank Jones (piano)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 8, 1956
Heart And SoulSavoy MG 12084, SJL 1124
But Not For Me-
Have You Met Miss Jones-
You Don't Know What Love Is-
How About You-
* Savoy MG 12084   Have You Met Hank Jones
* Savoy SJL 1124   Hank Jones

Mary Ann McCall With Ernie Wilkins Orchestra

Joe Wilder (trumpet) George Barrow, Seldon Powell, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Sol Moore (baritone saxophone) Nat Pierce (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals) Ernie Wilkins (arranger, conductor)
NYC, August 14, 16 & 23, 1956
Shake Down The StarsRegent MG 6040
You Can Depend On Me-
Easy Living-
Mean To Me-
In My Solitude-
I Thought About You-
Deep Purple-
Deed I Do-
It's You Or No One-
It's Been So Long-
Something I Dreamed Last NightRegent MG 6046
It Must Be True-
* Regent MG 6040   Mary Ann McCall - Easy Living
* Regent MG 6046; Savoy MG 12220   Various Artists - The Girls Sing

Hank Jones Solo

Hank Jones (piano)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 20, 1956
69238Body And SoulSavoy MG 12084, SJL 1124
69239Hank's Bluesunissued
69240Solo BluesSavoy MG 12084, SJL 1124
69241Let's Fall In Love-
69242Kankakee Shout-
* Savoy MG 12084   Have You Met Hank Jones
* Savoy SJL 1124   Hank Jones

Hank Jones Quartet

Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, August 21, 1956
Sunday At SavannahSavoy MG 12087
Moonlight Becomes You-
Relaxin' At Camarillo-
Minor Contention-
Spontaneous Combustion-
* Savoy MG 12087   Hank Jones Quartet

Dorothy Ashby Quartet

Frank Wess (flute) Dorothy Ashby (harp) Wendell Marshall (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
NYC, August 27, 1956
RDA2032Dancing On The CeilingRegent MG 6039
RDA2033Lamentation-
RDA2034Spicy-
* Regent MG 6039; Savoy MG 12212   Dorothy Ashby - The Jazz Harpist

Dorothy Ashby Quartet

Frank Wess (flute) Dorothy Ashby (harp) Eddie Jones (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
NYC, August 29, 1956
RDA2035Thou SwellRegent MG 6039
RDA2036Quietude-
RDA2037Stella By Starlight-
RDA2038Aeolian Groove-
* Regent MG 6039; Savoy MG 12212   Dorothy Ashby - The Jazz Harpist

The Cubs

Buddy Lucas (tenor saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Skeeter Best (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Sol Hall (drums) The Cubs (vocals)
NYC, September 18, 1956
STC6872What Is The Proper Ageunissued
STC6873Why Did You Make Me CrySavoy 1502
STC6874Do You Knowunissued
STC6875I Hear Wedding BellsSavoy 1502
* Savoy 1502   The Cubs - Why Did You Make Me Cry / I Hear Wedding Bells

Ronnell Bright Trio

Ronnell Bright (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass)
NYC, September 26, 1956
Pennies From HeavenRegent MG 6041
Gone With The Wind-
If I'm Lucky-
Blue Zephyr-
Struttin' In-
I See Your Face Before Me-
Bright's Spot-
Little Girl Blue-
* Regent MG 6041; Savoy MG 12206   Ronnell Bright - Bright's Spot

The Hi-Lites With Stomp Gordon And His Orchestra

Curtis Peagler (alto saxophone) Gene Walker (tenor saxophone) Stomp Gordon (piano) John Green (guitar, bass) Donald Drake (drums) The Hi-Lites (vocals)
NYC, September 26, 1956
SSG6876Oh, Tell Me WhySavoy 1504
SSG6877Oh, Darlin'unissued
SHL6878Alone With You-
SHL6879Juanita-
SSG6880Ride Superman RideSavoy 1504
SSG6881Instrumentalunissued
* Savoy 1504   Stomp Gordon - Ride Superman Ride / Oh, Tell Me Why

Werly Fairburn

Werly Fairburn (vocals) and others
NYC, September 30, 1956
SWF6882I'm A Fool About Your LoveSavoy 1503
SWF6883Love Routineunissued
SWF6884Cryin' Shame-
SWF6885All The TimeSavoy 1503
* Savoy 1503   Werly Fairburn - All The Time / I'm A Fool About Your Love

Nappy Brown

Sam Price (piano) Nappy Brown (vocals) Kelly Owens Orchestra
NYC, October 1, 1956
SNB6889I'm Getting LonesomeSavoy 1506
SNB6890I Cried Like A BabySavoy 1547, 1575, MG 14025
SNB6891Bye Bye BabySavoy 1514, MG 14025
SNB6892Little By LittleSavoy 1506
* Savoy MG 14025   Nappy Brown - The Right Time
* Savoy 1575   Nappy Brown - I Cried Like A Baby / So Deep
* Savoy 1506   Nappy Brown - I'm Getting Lonesome / Little By Little
* Savoy 1547   Nappy Brown - I Cried Like A Baby / Skiddy Woe
* Savoy 1514   Nappy Brown - Goody Goody Gum Drop / Bye Bye Baby

Jimmy Scott

Dave McRae (alto saxophone) Warren Lucky (tenor saxophone) Leslie Johnakins (baritone saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano, director) Mickey Baker (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Arthur Edgehill (drums) Jimmy Scott (vocals)
NYC, October 3, 1956
SJS6885Laughing On The Outsideunissued
SJS6886I'll Be All Right-
SJS6887Please Be KindSavoy 1507
SJS6888Never Peace Of MindSavoy 1507, MG 14003
* Savoy MG 14003, MG 12181   Jimmy Scott - If You Only Knew
= Savoy MG 12302   The Fabulous Voice Of Jimmy Scott
* Savoy 1507   Jimmy Scott - Never Peace Of Mind / Please Be Kind

Sam Price Quintet

King Curtis (tenor saxophone) Sam Price (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums)
NYC, October 17, 1956
SSP6893Rib JointSavoy 1505, MG 14004, SJL 2221
SSP6894After Hours SwingSavoy MG 14004
SSP6895TishomingoSavoy 1505, MG 14004
SSP6896Backroom RockSavoy MG 14004
* Savoy MG 14004   Sammy Price - Rock
* Savoy SJL 2221   Various Artists - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll
* Savoy 1505   Sam Price - Rib Joint / Tishomingo Blues

Jimmy Scott

Dave McRae (alto saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute) Warren Lucky (tenor,baritone saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Sol Hall (drums) Jimmy Scott (vocals)
NYC, October 18, 1956
SJS6897Oh, What I Wouldn't GiveSavoy MG 14003
SJS6898All Or Nothing At All-
SJS6899I'm Through With Love-
SJS6900Address Unknown-
* Savoy MG 14003, MG 12181   Jimmy Scott - If You Only Knew
= Savoy MG 12302   The Fabulous Voice Of Jimmy Scott

Hank Mobley Quintet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 5, 1956
SHM6901Hank's ShoutSavoy MG 12091, SJL 1104
SHM6902Bet!-
SHM6903Ballad Medley: Easy Living / P.S. I Love You / Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise / That's All-
* Savoy MG 12091   Introducing Lee Morgan
* Savoy SJL 1104   Lee Morgan/Hank Mobley - A-1

Hank Mobley Quintet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 7, 1956
SHM6904NostarsiaSavoy MG 12091, SJL 1104
SHM6905Thad's BluesSavoy MG 12092, SJL 1125
SHM6906A-1Savoy SJL 1104
SHM6907Doug's Minor B'OKSavoy MG 12092, SJL 1125
* Savoy MG 12091   Introducing Lee Morgan
* Savoy SJL 1104   Lee Morgan/Hank Mobley - A-1
* Savoy MG 12092   The Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley #2
* Savoy SJL 1125   Hank Mobley - Hard Bop

Marlene Paula

Marlene Paula (vocals) and others
NYC, November 18, 1956
I Want To Spend Xmas With ElvisRegent 7506
* Regent 7506   Marlene Paula - I Want To Spend Xmas With Elvis / ???

Sam Price Quintet

King Curtis (tenor saxophone) Sam Price (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums)
NYC, November 21, 1956
SSP6908Bar B.Q. SauceSavoy MG 14004
SSP6909High Priceunissued
SSP6910Juke JointSavoy MG 14004
SSP6911Ain't No Strain-
* Savoy MG 14004   Sammy Price - Rock

The Jive Bombers

Earl Johnson (tenor saxophone, vocals) Allen Tinney (piano, vocals) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Clarence Palmer (bass, vocals) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Pee Wee Tinney (vocals)
NYC, November 30, 1956
SJP6912The Blues Don't Mean A ThingSavoy 1513
SJP6913If I Had A Talking Picture Of You-
SJP6914When Your Hair Has Turned To SilverSavoy 1508
SJP6915Bad BoySavoy 1508, 1614, SJL 2221
* Savoy SJL 2221   Various Artists - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll
* Savoy 1614   Clarence Palmer - Bad Boy / Is This The End
* Savoy 1513   The Jive Bombers - The Blues Don't Mean A Thing / If I Had A Talking Picture Of You
* Savoy 1508   The Jive Bombers - When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver / Bad Boy

Sonny Stitt Quartet

Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Dolo Coker (piano) Edgar Willis (bass) Kenny Dennis (drums)
Capitol Studios, NYC, late 1956 or January 23, 1957
What Is This Thing Called LoveRoost RLP 2219
tk.1Sweet Georgia Brown (alt. take)Savoy SJL 1165; Mosaic MD9-208
tk.2Sweet Georgia BrownRoost RLP 2219
tk.1Blues For Yard (alt. take 1)Savoy SJL 1165; Mosaic MD9-208
tk.2Blues For Yard (alt. take 2)-
tk.3Blues For YardRoost RLP 2219
tk.1Harlem Nocturne (alt. take)Savoy SJL 1165; Mosaic MD9-208
tk.4Harlem NocturneRoost RLP 2219
Blue Moon-
Because Of You-
Windy Ride-
But Not For Me-
Scrapple From The Apple-
* Roost RLP 2219   37 Minutes & 48 Seconds With Sonny Stitt
= Mosaic MD9-208   The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions
* Savoy SJL 1165   Sonny Stitt - Symphony Hall Swing

The Famous Ward Singers

unknown (organ, piano, drums) Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Henrietta Waddy, Marion Williams, Willa Ward Moultrie, Frances Steadman, Kitty Parham (vocal group)
NYC, December 12, 1956
SWS6916Packin' UpSavoy 4080, MG 14020, DBL 7015
SWS6917Climbing Jacob's LadderSavoy 4083, MG 14020, DBL 7015
SWS6918We're Gonna Have A TimeSavoy 4120, MG 14020, DBL 7015
SWS6919Nearer My God To TheeSavoy 4083, MG 14020
* Savoy MG 14020   The Famous Ward Singers - Packin' Up
* Savoy DBL 7015   The Best Of The Ward Singers
* Savoy 4080   The Famous Ward Singers - Packin' Up / Draw Me Nearer
* Savoy 4083   The Famous Ward Singers - Climbing Jacob's Ladder / Nearer My God To Thee
* Savoy 4120   The Famous Ward Singers - We're Gonna Have A Time / We Shall Be Changed

Frank Wess Quintet

Frank Wess (alto saxophone, flute) Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, December 17, 1956
SFW6920East WindSavoy unissued
SFW6921Pin Up-

Joe Newman Sextet

Joe Newman (trumpet) Frank Wess (alto saxophone, flute) Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
NYC, December 26, 1956
SJN6922PlayboySavoy MG 12095
SJN6923Miss BluesSavoy 4522, MG 12095, MG 12125
SJN6924Low LifeSavoy 4522, MG 12095, MG 12126
* Savoy MG 12095   Various Artists - Jazz For Playboys
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy MG 12126   Various Artists - The Jazz Hour
* Savoy 4522   Frank Wess - Miss Blues / Low Life

The Caravans

unknown (organ, piano) Albertina Walker, Imogene Greene, Dorothy Norwood, Inez Andrews, James Cleveland (vocal group)
Chicago, IL, 1956
GCA70347 | S1600Steal AwaySharp LP 2000
GCA70348 | S1601Standing In The Need Of Prayer-
GCA70349 | S1603Onward Christian Soldier-
GCA70350 | S1604JesusSharp 601, LP 2000
GCA70351 | S1602None But The RighteousSharp LP 2000
same session
GCA70359 | S1611Come On JesusGospel MG 3007; Savoy DBL 7012
GCA70360 | S1612CrucifixionGospel MG 3007
* Sharp LP 2000   The Famous Caravans - Old Time Religion
* Gospel MG 3007   The Caravans - Blessed Assurance
* Savoy DBL 7012   The Best Of The Caravans
* Sharp 601   The Famous Caravans - Jesus / The Sold Rock