Savoy Records Discography: 1957

1957 (15th anniversary)

The New York Jazz Quartet

Herbie Mann (flute, clarinet) Mat Matthews (accordion) Joe Puma (guitar) Whitey Mitchell (bass)
NYC, January 2, 1957
Adam's ThemeSavoy MG 12172
Blue Chips-
Skylark-
How About You-
Just You, Just Me-
Minors Not Allowed-
Together, You And I-
Early Morning Blues-
The Song Is You-
* Savoy MG 12172   New York Jazz Quartet - Adam's Theme

Frank Wess Quintet

Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute) Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, January 5, 1957
SFW6925Baubles, Bangles And BeadsSavoy MG 12095
SFW6926Blues For Playmates-
SFW6927Woolafun's LamentSavoy MG 12102, SJL 1120
SFW6928Monday StrollSavoy MG 12123, SJL 1120
SFW6929Pin UpSavoy MG 12095
* Savoy MG 12095   Various Artists - Jazz For Playboys
* Savoy MG 12102   Frank Wess/Herbie Mann - The Flute Suite By A.K. Salim
* Savoy SJL 1120   Kenny Burrell/Frank Wess - Monday Stroll
* Savoy MG 12123   Various Artists - Jazz Is Busting Out All Over!

Big Maybelle With Ernie Wilkins Orchestra

Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Ernie Wilkins (tenor saxophone) George Barrow (baritone saxophone) Don Abney (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Big Maybelle (vocals)
NYC, January 7, 1957
SBM6930If I Could Be With YouSavoy MG 14005
SBM6931JimSavoy 1519, MG 14005
SBM6932Jim It's A Sin To Tell A LieSavoy MG 14005
SBM6933I Could Make You Care-
* Savoy MG 14005   Big Maybelle Sings
* Savoy 1519   Big Maybelle - Jim / Rock House

Ernie Wilkins Orchestra

Harold Baker, Emmett Berry, Art Farmer, Ernie Royal, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Don Abney (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Ernie Wilkins (arranger, conductor)
NYC, January 15, 1957
Blues In 6/4Savoy 4503, MG 12096, MG 12125
Five Cats Swingin'Savoy 4503, MG 12096, MG 12126
She's Just My SizeSavoy MG 12096
Trumpets All Out-
Low Life-
All Of Me-
Love Is Here To Stay-
Time On My Hands-
When Your Lover Has Gone-
* Savoy MG 12096   Various Artists - Trumpets All Out
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy MG 12126   Various Artists - The Jazz Hour
* Savoy 4503   Ernie Wilkins - Blues In 6/4 / Five Cats Swingin'

The Davis Sisters

Ruth Davis, Alfreda Davis, Audrey Davis, Thelma Davis, Jackie Verdell (vocal group) and others
NYC, January 25, 1957
SDS6936Sinner Man Where You Gonna Run ToSavoy MG 14007, DBL 7017
SDS6937I Want To Be More Like Jesus-
SDS6938I Don't Know What I'd DoSavoy 4085, MG 14007
SDS6963Shine On Me, Part 1Savoy MG 14007, MG 14250, DBL 7017
SDS6964Shine On Me, Part 2-
* Savoy MG 14007   The Davis Sisters - Shine On Me
* Savoy DBL 7017   The Best Of The Davis Sisters
* Savoy MG 14250   The Davis Sisters - Ruth Davis Memorial Album
* Savoy 4085   The Davis Sisters - There's A Tree On Each Side Of The River / I Don't Know What I'd Do

Big Maybelle With Ernie Wilkins Orchestra

Frank Rehak (trombone) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone) George Barrow (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Big Maybelle (vocals) Ernie Wilkins (director)
NYC, January 28, 1957
SBM6936All Of MeSavoy 1512, MG 14005
SBM6937Stay As Sweet As You AreSavoy MG 14005
SBM6938-1Baby, Won't You Please Come HomeSavoy 1558, MG 14005
SBM6939-1Say It Isn't So-
* Savoy MG 14005   Big Maybelle Sings
* Savoy 1512   Big Maybelle - I Don't Want To Cry / All Of Me
* Savoy 1558   Big Maybelle - Baby, Won't You Please Come Home / Say It Isn't So

The Roberta Martin Singers

Roberta Martin, Dolores Barrett, Eugene Smith, Norsalus McKissick, Romance Watson (vocal group) and others
NYC, January 31, 1957
SRM6940Waling In JerusalemSavoy 4081, MG 14008
SRM6941Nothing But A GodSavoy 4087, MG 14008, SGL 7018
SRM6942Every Now And ThenSavoy 4164, MG 14008, SGL 7018
SRM6943When He Sets Me FreeSavoy 4081, MG 14008
SRM6944Only A LookSavoy 4164, MG 14008
SRM6945God Is So Good To MeSavoy 4084, MG 14008
* Savoy MG 14008   The Roberta Martin Singers - Spirituals
* Savoy SGL 7018   The Best Of The Roberta Martin Singers
* Savoy 4081   The Roberta Martin Singers - When He Sets Me Free / Waling In Jerusalem
* Savoy 4087   The Roberta Martin Singers - Sinner Man, Where You Gonna Run To / Nothing But A God
* Savoy 4164   The Roberta Martin Singers - Only A Look / Every Now And Then
* Savoy 4084   The Roberta Martin Singers - God Is So Good To Me / Teach Me Lord

Werly Fairburn

Werly Fairburn (vocals) and others
circa January, 1957
SWF6934My Heart's On FireSavoy 1509
SWF6935Speak To Me Baby-
* Savoy 1509   Werly Fairburn - My Heart's On Fire / Speak To Me Baby

Charlie Byrd

Tom Newson (flute, tenor saxophone) Charlie Byrd (guitar) Al Lucas (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums)
NYC, February 4, 1957
SCB6946PreludeSavoy MG 12099
SCB6947My Funny Valentine-
SCB6948Little Girl Blue-
SCB6949My Heart Stood Still-
SCB6950Interlude-
SCB6951A Foggy Day-
SCB6952Spanish Guitar Blues-
SCB6953Chuck-A-Tuck-
SCB6954Homage To Charlie Christian-
SCB6955Love Lettersunissued
SCB6956Spring Is HereSavoy MG 12099
* Savoy MG 12099   Charlie Byrd - Jazz Recital
= Savoy SJL 1131   Charlie Byrd - First Flight

Bill Carey

Bill Carey
NYC, February 19, 1957
SBC6970The Padre Of San AntonioSavoy 1510
SBC6971You've Broken A Heart-
SBC6972Why Did You Break My Heartunissued
SBC6973I Don't Love You No More-
* Savoy 1510   Bill Carey - The Padre Of San Antonio / You've Broken A Heart

The New York Jazz Ensemble

Herbie Mann (flute) Mat Matthews (accordion) Joe Puma (guitar) Whitey Mitchell (bass) Teiji Ito, Manuel Ramos (drums)
NYC, February 20, 1957
Oi Vay CalypsoSavoy MG 12175
I'm Alone On Sunday-
Let Me Remember-
March Of The Sugar Cured Hams-
Jungle Noon-
Mat At Bat-
Coo Coo Calypso-
Joe Blow-
Trade Winds-
Sambalu-
The Mann Act-
* Savoy MG 12175   New York Jazz Ensemble - Gone Native

Sam Price Sextet

King Curtis (tenor saxophone) Haywood Henry (baritone saxophone) Sam Price (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Alma Simmons (vocals)
NYC, February 24, 1957
SSP6957Rock My SoulSavoy MG 14004
SSP6958Chicken Out-
SSP6959Jive Joint-
SSP6960Gulley Stomp-
SSP6961Give Me Your Smileunissued
SSP6962Love My Man-
* Savoy MG 14004   Sammy Price - Rock

Andre Hodeir Nonet

Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Hal McKusick (alto saxophone, bass clarinet) Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute) Jay Cameron (baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) George Duvivier (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Andre Hodeir (composer, conductor) Billy Ver Planck (arranger)
NYC, March 5, 1957
SAH6974Criss CrossSavoy MG 12104, SJL 1194
SAH6975Paraphrase-
SAH6976Esquisse ISavoy 4510, MG 12104, MG 12126, SJL 1194
SAH6977On A BluesSavoy MG 12104, SJL 1194
SAH6978Make Up Your MindSavoy MG 12101
* Savoy MG 12104   American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir's Essais
* Savoy SJL 1194   Billy Ver Planck - Essais
* Savoy MG 12126   Various Artists - The Jazz Hour
* Savoy MG 12101   Billy Ver Planck - Dancing Jazz
* Savoy 4510   Andre Hodeir - On A Riff / Esquisse I

Nappy Brown With Billy Ver Planck Septet

John Rains, Billy Ver Planck (trombone) Count Hastings (tenor saxophone) Ernie Hayes (piano) Sal Salvador (guitar) Aaron Bell (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Nappy Brown (vocals)
NYC, March 6, 1957
SNB6979Pretty Girl (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)Savoy 1511, MG 14025
SNB6980Most Every Time We Metunissued
SNB6981I'm Gonna Get YouSavoy 1511
SNB6982Goody Goody Gum DropSavoy 1514
* Savoy MG 14025   Nappy Brown - The Right Time
* Savoy 1511   Nappy Brown - Pretty Girl (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) / I'm Gonna Get You
* Savoy 1514   Nappy Brown - Goody Goody Gum Drop / Bye Bye Baby

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

A.K. Salim Septet

Joe Wilder (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Herbie Mann (flute, tenor saxophone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute) Hank Jones (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) A.K. Salim (arranger, director)
NYC, March 21, 1957
SAK6987Duo-FlautistsSavoy 4509, MG 12102, MG 12125
SAK6988Miltown BluesSavoy MG 12102
SAK6989Ballin' The Blues-
SAK6990Pretty Baby-
SAK6991Lopin'Savoy 4509, MG 12102, MG 12126
SAK6992Talk That TalkSavoy MG 12102
* Savoy MG 12102   Frank Wess/Herbie Mann - The Flute Suite By A.K. Salim
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy MG 12126   Various Artists - The Jazz Hour
* Savoy 4509   A.K. Salim - Lopin' / Duo-Flautists

Billy Ver Planck Nonet

Bernie Glow, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone, clarinet) Buzzy Brauner (tenor saxophone) Gene Allen (baritone saxophone) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) Wendell Marshall (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Billy Ver Planck (arranger, director)
NYC, March 26, 1957
SVP6993Summer EveningSavoy 4502, MG 12101, MG 12126
SVP6994On Top Of Old MountieSavoy MG 12101
SVP6995I'll Keep Loving You-
SVP6996Day By Day-
SVP6997Oh Gee, Oh Me, Oh MySavoy 4502, MG 12101
SVP6998Embraceable YouSavoy MG 12101
* Savoy MG 12101   Billy Ver Planck - Dancing Jazz
* Savoy MG 12126   Various Artists - The Jazz Hour
* Savoy 4502   Billy Ver Planck - Summer Evening / Oh Gee, Oh Me, Oh My

Andre Hodeir Nonet

Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Hal McKusick (alto saxophone, bass clarinet) Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute) Jay Cameron (baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) George Duvivier (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Andre Hodeir (composer, conductor) Billy Ver Planck (arranger)
NYC, March, 1957
SAH6983Esquisse IISavoy MG 12104, SJL 1194
SAH6984On A RiffSavoy 4510, MG 12104, MG 12125, SJL 1194
SAH6985On A StandardSavoy MG 12104, SJL 1194
SAH6986Oh, Gee Oh, Me Oh, Myunissued
* Savoy MG 12104   American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir's Essais
* Savoy SJL 1194   Billy Ver Planck - Essais
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy 4510   Andre Hodeir - On A Riff / Esquisse I

Teddy Charles' Vibe-Rant Quintet

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Teddy Charles (vibraphone) Mal Waldron (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Jerry Segal (drums)
Carl Fischer Concert Hall, NYC, April 1 or January 17, 1957
Old Devil MoonElektra EKL 136
Skylark-
No More Nights-
How Deep Is The Ocean-
Arlene-
Blues Become Elektra-
* Elektra EKL 136   Teddy Charles - Vibe-Rant
= Savoy MG 12174   Teddy Charles - The Vibe-Rant Quintet

Andre Hodeir Nonet

Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Hal McKusick (alto saxophone, bass clarinet) Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute) Jay Cameron (baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) George Duvivier (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Annie Ross (vocals -1) Andre Hodeir (composer, conductor) Billy Ver Planck (arranger)
NYC, April 4, 1957
1. SAH6999Paradox IISavoy MG 12104, SJL 1194
2. SAH7000The Alphabet-
* Savoy MG 12104   American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir's Essais
* Savoy SJL 1194   Billy Ver Planck - Essais

A.K. Salim Octet

Johnny Coles (trumpet) Buster Cooper (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Howard Austin (baritone saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) A.K. Salim (arranger, conductor)
NYC, April 5, 1957
SAK70001A Private CloudSavoy MG 12115
SAK70002Dejeuner-
SAK70003Back Talk-
SAK70004D Minor Dipper-
* Savoy MG 12115   Yusef Lateef/A.K. Salim - Stablemates

Yusef Lateef Sextet

Curtis Fuller (trombone, tambourine) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute, argol, scraper) Hugh Lawson (piano) Ernie Farrow (bass, rabat) Louis Hayes (drums) Doug Watkins (finger cymbals, percussion)
NYC, April 5, 1957
SYL70005BeauregardSavoy MG 12115, SJL 2205
SYL70006O' BluesSavoy MG 12109, SJL 2205
SYL70007Happyology-
SYL70008Midday-
SYL70009Polarity-
SYL70010AmeenaSavoy MG 12115, SJL 2205
SYL70011SpaceSavoy MG 12109, SJL 2205
* Savoy MG 12115   Yusef Lateef/A.K. Salim - Stablemates
* Savoy SJL 2205   Yusef Lateef - Morning
* Savoy MG 12109   Yusef Lateef - Jazz For Thinkers

Yusef Lateef Sextet

Curtis Fuller (trombone, tambourine) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute, argol, scraper) Hugh Lawson (piano) Ernie Farrow (bass, rabat) Louis Hayes (drums) Doug Watkins (finger cymbals, percussion): same personnel
NYC, April 9, 1957
SYL70012MetaphoreSavoy MG 12103, SJL 2205
SYL70013Morning-
SYL70014The Beginning-
SYL70015G' BoukSavoy 4519, MG 12115, MG 12125, SJL 2205
SYL70016Blues In SpaceSavoy MG 12103, SJL 2205
SYL70017Yusef's Mood-
* Savoy MG 12103   Yusef Lateef - Jazz Moods
* Savoy SJL 2205   Yusef Lateef - Morning
* Savoy MG 12115   Yusef Lateef/A.K. Salim - Stablemates
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy 4519   Yusef Lateef - G' Bouk / Kenny Clarke - Plenty For Kenny

The Roberta Martin Singers

Roberta Martin, Dolores Barrett, Eugene Smith, Norsalus McKissick, Gloria Griffin (vocal group) and others
NYC, April 12, 1957
SRM70018Nobody KnowsSavoy 4093, MG 14008
SRM70019One Day (Crucifixion)-
SRM70020Teach Me LordSavoy 4084, MG 14008, SGL 7018
SRM70021It's AmazingSavoy MG 14008
SRM70022Sinner Man, Where You Gonna Run ToSavoy 4087, MG 14008, MG 14221
SRM70023Dark HoursSavoy MG 14008
* Savoy MG 14008   The Roberta Martin Singers - Spirituals
* Savoy SGL 7018   The Best Of The Roberta Martin Singers
* Savoy MG 14221   The Roberta Martin Memorial Album - The Unforgettable Voice Of Roberta Martin
* Savoy 4093   The Roberta Martin Singers - Nobody Knows / One Day
* Savoy 4084   The Roberta Martin Singers - God Is So Good To Me / Teach Me Lord
* Savoy 4087   The Roberta Martin Singers - Sinner Man, Where You Gonna Run To / Nothing But A God

Big Maybelle With Ernie Wilkins Orchestra

Frank Rehak (trombone) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone) George Barrow (baritone saxophone) Don Abney (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Al Lucas (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Big Maybelle (vocals) Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, April 13, 1957
SBM70024So LongSavoy 1527, MG 14011
SBM70025A Little Bird Told MeSavoy SJL 2233
SBM70026Rock HouseSavoy 1519, MG 14005
SBM70027Silent NightSavoy 1541
SBM70028White Christmas-
* Savoy MG 14011   Big Maybelle - Candy
* Savoy SJL 2233   Various Artists - Ladies Sing The Blues
* Savoy MG 14005   Big Maybelle Sings
* Savoy 1527   Big Maybelle - So Long / Ring Dang Dilly
* Savoy 1519   Big Maybelle - Jim / Rock House
* Savoy 1541   Big Maybelle - Silent Night / White Christmas

Four French Horns

Dave Amram, Fred Klein, Tony Miranda, Julius Watkins (French horn) Mat Matthews (accordion) Joe Puma (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, April 14, 1957
Four Men On A HornSavoy MG 12173
Come Rain Or Come Shine-
On The Alamo-
Blues For Milt-
Lobo Noche-
Moods In Motion-
* Savoy MG 12173   Various Artists - Four French Horns Plus Rhythm

Herbie Mann Sextet

Herbie Mann (flute, tenor saxophone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) Joe Puma (guitar) Wilbur Ware (bass) Jerry Segal (drums)
NYC, May 2, 1957
MonasataSavoy MG 12112
World Wide Boots-
Green Stomp Monsta-
* Savoy MG 12112   Herbie Mann/Sahib Shihab - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer

Herbie Mann Solo

Herbie Mann (flute, alto flute)
NYC, May 9, 1957
SHM70033Look Through The WindowSavoy MG 12107
SHM70034Love-
SHM70035All Day Monday-
SHM70036From Midnight On-
SHM70037For The Love Of Kali-
SHM70038Ruth Ruth-
SHM70039Happy Happy-
SHM70040Like You Know Baby-
* Savoy MG 12107   Herbie Mann - Mann Alone

Clarence Palmer And The Jive Bombers

Earl Johnson (tenor saxophone) Allen Tinney (piano, vocals) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Pee Wee Tinney (guitar, drums, vocals) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Clarence Palmer (bass, vocals) Bobby Donaldson (drums)
NYC, May 10, 1957
SJB70029CherrySavoy 1515
SJB70030Is This The EndSavoy 1535, 1614
SJB70031You Took My LoveSavoy 1515
SJB70032Just Around The CornerSavoy 1535
* Savoy 1614   Clarence Palmer - Bad Boy / Is This The End
* Savoy 1515   The Jive Bombers - Cherry / You Took My Love
* Savoy 1535   Clarence Palmer - Just Around The Corner / The Jive Bombers - Is This The End

Herbie Mann Sextet

Herbie Mann (flute, tenor saxophone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) Joe Puma (guitar) Wendell Marshall (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums)
NYC, May 14, 1957
SHM70041Yardbird SuiteSavoy MG 12108, SJL 1102
SHM70042Here's That Mann-
SHM70043Squire's Parlor-
SHM70044Opicana-
SHM70045One For Tubby-
SHM70046Who Knew-
* Savoy MG 12108   Herbie Mann/Phil Woods - Yardbird Suite
* Savoy SJL 1102   Herbie Mann - Bebop Synthesis

Juanita Kelly

Buster Cooper (trombone) Budd Johnson, Warren Luckey (tenor saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Juanita Kelly (vocals)
NYC, May 23, 1957
SJK70047Terra LeeSavoy unissued
SJK70048What Am I-
SJK70049Run And Tell-
SJK70050Because I Love You-

The Ward Singers

unknown (organ, piano, guitar, drums) Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Henrietta Waddy, Marion Williams, Willa Ward Moultrie, Frances Steadman, Kitty Parham (vocal group)
NYC, May 29, 1957
SWS70051Talk About RainSavoy MG 14013
SWS70052Our God Is RealSavoy 4092, MG 14013
SWS70053I'm So GladSavoy 4086, MG 14013
SWS70054In His ArmsSavoy 4092, MG 14013
* Savoy MG 14013   Various Artists - Newport Spiritual Stars
* Savoy 4092   The Famous Ward Singers - Our God Is Real / In His Arms
* Savoy 4086   The Famous Ward Singers - I'm So Glad / I Feel The Holy Spirit

The Davis Sisters

unknown (organ, piano, drums) Ruth Davis, Alfreda Davis, Audrey Davis, Thelma Davis, Jackie Verdell (vocal group)
NYC, May 29, 1957
SDS70055This Is My PrayerSavoy MG 14007
SDS70056There's A Tree On Each Side Of The RiverSavoy 4085, MG 14007, DBL 7017
SDS70057When I Get InsideSavoy MG 14007, DBL 7017
SDS70058Come On Go With MeSavoy MG 14007
SDS70059FarewellSavoy 4088, MG 14007, MG 14250
SDS70060I Praised The Lord (I Promised The Lord)Savoy MG 14007
* Savoy MG 14007   The Davis Sisters - Shine On Me
* Savoy DBL 7017   The Best Of The Davis Sisters
* Savoy MG 14250   The Davis Sisters - Ruth Davis Memorial Album
* Savoy 4085   The Davis Sisters - There's A Tree On Each Side Of The River / I Don't Know What I'd Do
* Savoy 4088   The Davis Sisters - Farewell / My Wonderful Counsellor

Libby Dean With The Ray Charles Singers

Nat Pierce (piano) Barry Galbraith (mandolin) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Libby Dean (vocals) The Ray Charles Singers (vocal group) Billy Ver Planck (arranger)
NYC, May 31, 1957
SLD70060Just Around The Cornerunissued
SLD70061Ding Dong Rock A Billy WeddingSavoy 1518
SLD70062Chainedunissued
SLD70063Full Time LoversSavoy 1518
* Savoy 1518   Libby Dean - Ding Dong Rock A Billy Wedding / Full Time Lovers

Wilbert Harrison

Nat Pierce (piano) Barry Galbraith (mandolin) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Wilbert Harrison (vocals) Billy Ver Planck (arranger)
NYC, June 4, 1957
SWH70064Baby Don't You KnowSavoy 1531, 1571
SWH70065My Love Is TureSavoy 1517
SWH70066I Know My Baby Loves Me-
SWH70067My Love For You Lingers OnSavoy 1531
* Savoy 1531   Wilbert Harrison - Baby Don't You Know / My Love For You Lingers On
* Savoy 1571   Wilbert Harrison - Baby Don't You Know / Don't Drop It
* Savoy 1517   Wilbert Harrison - I Know My Baby Loves Me / My Love Is Ture

Sahib Shihab Sextet

John Jenkins (alto saxophone) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Dannie Richmond (drums)
NYC, June 6, 1957
SSS70068SWTWTFSS BluesSavoy MG 12112
SSS70069Rockaway-
SSS70070The Things We Did Last Summer-
SSS70071Lobaunissued
* Savoy MG 12112   Herbie Mann/Sahib Shihab - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer

A.K. Salim Octet

Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Marshall Royal (alto saxophone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) A.K. Salim (arranger, director)
NYC, July 1, 1957
70072I'll Never Walk Aloneunissued
70073If I Loved You-
70074June Is Bursting Out All OverSavoy MG 12123
70075What's The Use Of Wonderingunissued
* Savoy MG 12123   Various Artists - Jazz Is Busting Out All Over!

The Ward Singers

Clara Ward (piano) Robert Banks (organ) Buddy Mack Simpkins (drums) Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Henrietta Waddy, Marion Williams, Willa Ward Moultrie, Frances Steadman, Kitty Parham (vocal group)
live in unknown locations, July 3, 1957
SWS70076Swing Low, Sweet ChariotSavoy MG 14015
SWS70077Amazing Grace-
SWS70078The Lord's Prayer-
SWS70079Hallelujah-
SWS70080I'll Be There-
SWS70081A Step To Make-
SWS70082Don't Give Up The Journey-
SWS70083Babylon's Falling-
SWS70084Blessed Are They-
* Savoy MG 14015   The Famous Ward Singers - Meeting Tonight On Old Camp Grounds

Sahib Shihab Sextet

Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 9, 1957
70085SMTWTFSS BluesSavoy MG 12124, SJL 2245
70086Sugar DugarSavoy MG 12123
70087Lobaunissued
70088The MoorsSavoy MG 12124, SJL 2245
70089Jamilla-
* Savoy MG 12124   Sahib Shihab - Jazz Sahib
* Savoy SJL 2245   Sahib Shihab - All Star Sextets
* Savoy MG 12123   Various Artists - Jazz Is Busting Out All Over!

Billy Lamont

Buster Cooper (trombone) Bob McCain (tenor saxophone) Budd Johnson (baritone saxophone) Sam Price (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Billy Lamont (vocals) A.K. Salim (arranger)
NYC, July 25, 1957
SBL70092Uncle John Been Goofin'unissued
SBL70093I'm So SorrySavoy 1522
SBL70094I Got A Rock 'N 'Roll Gal-
SBL70095Is You Isunissued
* Savoy 1522   Billy Lamont - I Got A Rock 'N 'Roll Gal / I'm So Sorry

The Three Playmates

George Barrow, Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone) Budd Johnson (baritone saxophone) Sam Price (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Joe Benjamin (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) The Three Playmates (vocal group) Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
NYC, July 26, 1957
SPM70096Giddy-Up-A-Ding-DongSavoy 1523
SPM70097It Must Be Love-
SPM70098Give Your Love To MeSavoy 1537
SPM70099(Do-Oo, Do-Oo) I Dreamed-
* Savoy 1523   The Three Playmates - Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong / It Must Be Love
* Savoy 1537   The Three Playmates - (Do-Oo, Do-Oo) I Dreamed / Give Your Love To Me

Billy Ver Planck Nonet

Bernie Glow, Phil Sunkel (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone, clarinet) Seldon Powell (tenor saxophone, flute) Sol Schlinger (baritone saxophone) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) Wendell Marshall (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Billy Ver Planck (arranger, conductor)
NYC, July 30, 1957
70100Stone Faceunissued
70101Walkin'Savoy MG 12123
70102Jan-Cee Brown-
Play Girl StrollSavoy 4520, MG 12121
* Savoy MG 12123   Various Artists - Jazz Is Busting Out All Over!
* Savoy MG 12121   Various Artists - Jazz For Playgirls
* Savoy 4520   Billy Ver Planck - Whoo-Ee! / Play Girl Stroll

Charlie Byrd

Charlie Byrd (guitar) Keeter Betts (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, August 4, 1957
Blues For The Night People: First ShowSavoy MG 12116
Blues For The Night People: 2:00 A.M.-
Blues For The Night People: Four O'Clock FunkSavoy 4523, MG 12116
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To MeSavoy MG 12116
Blue Prelude-
This Can't Be Love-
Jive At FiveSavoy 4523, MG 12116
* Savoy MG 12116   Charlie Byrd - Blues For Night People
= Savoy SJL 1121   Charlie Byrd - Midnight Guitar
* Savoy 4523   Charlie Byrd - Jive At Five / Four O'Clock Funk

Cecil Payne Sextet / Bird's Night

Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Frank Socolow (alto, tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, August 12, 1957
Parker's MoodSignal S 1204
Steeplechase-
Buzzy-
Scrapple From The Apple-
same session
Scrapple From The Apple (take 1)Savoy SJL 2257; Xanadu 122
Parker's Mood
ConfirmationSavoy SJL 2257
Scrapple From The Apple
Yardbird SuiteSavoy SJL 2257; Xanadu 122
Steeplechase
Buzzy
Yardbird Suite (alt. take)Signal unissued
* Signal S 1204   Various Artists - A Night At The Five Spot
= Savoy MG 12138   Various Artists - Bird's Night: The Music Of Charlie Parker
= Savoy SJL 2257   Various Artists - Bird's Night: A Celebration Of The Music Of Charlie Parker
* Xanadu 122   Various Artists - International Jam Sessions

Paul Quinichette Sextet

Gene Roland (trumpet) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Nat Pierce (piano) Doyle Salathiel (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, August 13, 1957
Big GeorgeHarmony HL 7196
No Knox BluesSavoy SJL 1172
* Harmony HL 7196   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival
* Savoy SJL 1172   Oscar Pettiford - Discoveries

The Davis Sisters

Ruth Davis, Alfreda Davis, Audrey Davis, Thelma Davis, Jackie Verdell (vocal group) and others
NYC, August 23, 1957
SDS70103My Wonderful CounsellorSavoy 4088, MG 14014, DBL 7017
SDS70104I'll Be SatisfiedSavoy MG 14014
SDS70105Lord, I'll Go-
SDS70106You're Gonna Need Somebody By Your SideSavoy 4101, MG 14014
* Savoy MG 14014   The Davis Sisters - He That Believeth
* Savoy DBL 7017   The Best Of The Davis Sisters
* Savoy 4088   The Davis Sisters - Farewell / My Wonderful Counsellor
* Savoy 4101   The Davis Sisters - Following Him / You're Gonna Need Somebody By Your Side

Curtis Fuller - Tommy Flanagan Quintet

Curtis Fuller (trombone) Sonny Redd (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) George Tucker (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 5, 1957
70107Two TonRegent MG 6055
70108It's Magic-
70109My One And Only Love-
70110They Didn't Believe Me-
70111Soul Station-
70112Club Car-
70113Upper Berth-
* Regent MG 6055; Savoy MG 12209   Curtis Fuller/Tommy Flanagan - Jazz...It's Magic!

Ernie Wilkins And His Orchestra

Jim Dahl, Al Grey, Rod Levitt, Melba Liston (trombone) Ernie Wilkins (alto saxophone, arranger, director) Don Abney (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) 6 unknown (vocals)
NYC, September 6, 1957
SEW70114Blue JeansSavoy 1524
SEW70115The Day You Came Alongunissued
SEW70116Have You Ever Been LonelySavoy 1524
SEW70117Ain'tcha Gladunissued
* Savoy 1524   Ernie Wilkins - Blue Jeans / Have You Ever Been Lonely

John Jenkins - Donald Byrd Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) John Jenkins (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, September 10, 1957
70118RockawayRegent MG 6056; Savoy SJL 1114
70119Orpheus-
70120Honey-Chile-
70121Darn That DreamSavoy SJL 1114
70122Star EyesRegent MG 6056; Savoy SJL 1114
* Regent MG 6056; Savoy MG 12201   John Jenkins/Donald Byrd - Jazz Eyes
* Savoy SJL 1114   John Jenkins/Donald Byrd - Star Eyes

A.K. Salim Octet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Buster Cooper (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone, tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums) Chino Pozo (congas) A.K. Salim (arranger, director)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 17, 1957
70125Blu-BinskySavoy MG 12118
-Blu-Binsky (alt. take)Savoy 7567 93006-2
70126R-U 1-2Savoy MG 12118
70127Pretty For The People-
-Pretty For The People (alt. take)Savoy 7567 93006-2
70128Ba-Lu-Ee-DuSavoy MG 12118
70129Shirley Ray-
70130Takin' Care Of Business-
* Savoy MG 12118   A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People
* Savoy 7567 93006-2   A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People

Don Bagley Quintet

Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) Sal Salvador (guitar) Don Bagley (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, September 19, 1957
70152Odd Man OutRegent MG 6061
70153Come Out Swingin'-
70154Batter Up-
70155Hold In There-
70156Miss De Minor-
70157Bull Pen-
* Regent MG 6061; Savoy MG 12210   Don Bagley - Jazz On The Rocks

Nappy Brown

Buster Cooper (trombone) Hilton Jefferson (alto saxophone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Skeeter Best (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Nappy Brown (vocals)
NYC, October 1, 1957
SNB70131The Right TimeSavoy 1525
SNB70132If You Need Some Lovin'Savoy 1530, MG 14025
SNB70133Because I Love Youunissued
SNB70134Oh You Don't KnowSavoy 1525
* Savoy MG 14025   Nappy Brown - The Right Time
* Savoy 1525   Nappy Brown - The Right Time / Oh You Don't Know
* Savoy 1530   Nappy Brown - If You Need Some Lovin' / I'm In The Mood

Yusef Lateef Quintet

Wilbur Harden (flugelhorn, balloon) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute, tambourine) Hugh Lawson (piano, turkishfinger, cymbals) Ernie Farrow (bass, rabat) Oliver Jackson (drums, Chinese gong)
NYC, October 9, 1957
70138SeulbSavoy MG 12120, SJL 2226
70139Sramrejected
70140Song Of DelilahSavoy MG 12120, SJL 2226
70141Sounds Of Nature-
70142I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good-
701438540 Twelfth Street-
70144Check Blues-
* Savoy MG 12120   Yusef Lateef - Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature
* Savoy SJL 2226   Yusef Lateef - Gong!

Yusef Lateef Quintet

Wilbur Harden (flugelhorn, balloon) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute, tambourine) Hugh Lawson (piano, turkishfinger, cymbals) Ernie Farrow (bass, rabat) Oliver Jackson (drums, Chinese gong): same personnel
NYC, October 10, 1957
70145Prayer To The EastSavoy MG 12117, SJL 2226
70146A Night In Tunisia-
70147Lover Man-
70148Endura-
70149Love Dance-
70150Gypsy ArabSavoy MG 12120, SJL 2226
70151SramSavoy MG 12123, SJL 2226
* Savoy MG 12117   Yusef Lateef - Prayer To The East
* Savoy SJL 2226   Yusef Lateef - Gong!
* Savoy MG 12120   Yusef Lateef - Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature
* Savoy MG 12123   Various Artists - Jazz Is Busting Out All Over!

Frank Foster Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Henry Coker (trombone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Ronnell Bright (piano) Eddie Jones (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, October 13, 1957
70135M.C.Savoy MG 12123, SJL 2249
70136La Jolie-
70137Southside-
* Savoy MG 12123   Various Artists - Jazz Is Busting Out All Over!
* Savoy SJL 2249   Frank Foster/Frank Wess - Two Frank Please

The Three Playmates

Buddy Lucas (tenor saxophone) Bobby Banks (organ) Leonard Gaskin (bass) The Three Playmates (vocal group) unidentified orchestra
NYC, October 22, 1957
SPG70162Sugah WoogaSavoy 1528
SPG70163Lovey Dovey Pair-
* Savoy 1528   The Three Playmates - Sugah Wooga / Lovey Dovey Pair

The Five Tams

Buddy Lucas (tenor saxophone) Bobby Banks (organ) Leonard Gaskin (bass) The Five Tams (vocal group) unidentified orchestra
NYC, October 22, 1957
SFT70164If I NeverSavoy unissued
SFT70165unknown title-

The Gospel Clefs

unknown (organ, piano, drums) Leon Lumpkins, Rev. Huston, Enoch Franklin, Louis Johnson, Joe DeLoach, Robert Byrd, Raymond Andrews (vocal group)
NYC, November 5, 1957
SGC70166Steal Away To JesusSavoy 4091, MG 14023
SGC70167Wings Of A DoveSavoy 4089, MG 14023
SGC70168The Lord Saved MeSavoy MG 14023
SGC70169Go Down, Go DownSavoy 4089, MG 14023
SGC70170Big WheelSavoy 4098, MG 14023
SGC70171Rise Up And WalkSavoy 4091, MG 14023
* Savoy MG 14023   The Gospel Clefs
* Savoy 4091   The Gospel Clefs - Steal Away To Jesus / Rise Up And Walk
* Savoy 4089   The Gospel Clefs - Wings Of A Dove / Go Down, Go Down
* Savoy 4098   The Gospel Clefs - How Long Has It Been Since You Prayed / Big Wheel

Sahib Shihab Sextet

Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Bill Evans (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 7, 1957
Blu-A-RoundSavoy MG 12124, SJL 2245
Le Sneak-
Ballad To The East-
Ba-Dat-Du-Dat-
* Savoy MG 12124   Sahib Shihab - Jazz Sahib
* Savoy SJL 2245   Sahib Shihab - All Star Sextets

Sonny Redd Quartet

Sonny Redd (alto saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Chicago, IL, November 12, 1957
StopSavoy MG 12123
Watkins ProductionRegent MG 6069
Redd's Head-
* Savoy MG 12123   Various Artists - Jazz Is Busting Out All Over!
* Regent MG 6069; Savoy MG 12215   Art Pepper/Sonny Redd - Two Altos

George Wallington Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Knobby Totah (bass) Nick Stabulas (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 14, 1957
Dance Of The InfidelsSavoy MG 12122
Strange Music-
Before Dawn-
Ow-
'S Make 'T-
* Savoy MG 12122   George Wallington - Jazz At Hotchkiss
= Savoy SJL 1122   George Wallington Quintet - Dance Of The Infidels

Billy Ver Planck Nonet

Clyde Reasinger, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Billy Ver Planck (trombone, arranger, director) Phil Woods (alto saxophone, clarinet) Seldon Powell (tenor saxophone) Gene Allen (baritone saxophone, clarinet) Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone) George Duvivier (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums)
NYC, November 17, 1957
Senor BluesSavoy 4513, MG 12121, MG 12125
Whoo-EeSavoy 4520, MG 12121
Aw, C'mon Sugah!Savoy MG 12121
Miss Spring Blues-
WindsSavoy 4513, MG 12121
Du-Udah-UdahSavoy MG 12121
* Savoy MG 12121   Various Artists - Jazz For Playgirls
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy 4513   Jazz For Playgirls - Senor Blues / Winds
* Savoy 4520   Billy Ver Planck - Whoo-Ee! / Play Girl Stroll

Pepper Adams Quintet

Bernard McKinney (euphonium) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
NYC, November 19, 1957
Bloos, Blooze, BluesRegent MG 6066
Seein' Red (alt. take)Savoy SJL 1142
Like... What Is ThisRegent MG 6066
Skippy-
Seein' Red-
* Regent MG 6066; Savoy MG 12211   The Cool Sound Of Pepper Adams
= Savoy SJL 1142   Pepper Adams - Pure Pepper

Red Rodney Quintet

Red Rodney (trumpet) Ira Sullivan (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, November 22, 1957
Star EyesSignal S 1206
You'd Better Go Now-
Stella By Starlight-
* Signal S 1206   Red Rodney 1957
= Savoy MG 12148   Red Rodney - Fiery
= Onyx ORI 204   Red Rodney - The Red Arrow

Red Rodney Quintet

Red Rodney (trumpet) Ira Sullivan (trumpet, tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
NYC, November 24, 1957
UbasSignal S 1206
Red Arrow-
Box 2000-
* Signal S 1206   Red Rodney 1957
= Savoy MG 12148   Red Rodney - Fiery
= Onyx ORI 204   Red Rodney - The Red Arrow

Big Maybelle

unknown (trombone) 2 unknown (alto saxophone) unknown (tenor saxophone) unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Big Maybelle (vocals)
NYC, November 26, 1957
SBM70172Goodnight Wherever You Areunissued
SBM70173Ramblin' BluesSavoy SJL 2233
SBM70174Blues Early, Early, Part 1Savoy 1536, SJL 2233
SBM70175Blues Early, Early, Part 2-
* Savoy SJL 2233   Various Artists - Ladies Sing The Blues
* Savoy 1536   Big Maybelle - Blues Early, Early, Part 1&2

The Mighty Gospel Giants

Robert Banks (organ) The Mighty Gospel Giants (vocal group) and others
NYC, December 10, 1957
SMG70176There'll Be A Perfect DayGospel 1020
SMG70177I'm Worried-
SMG70178WaitingSavoy 4090
SMG70179Jesus Will Meet MeSavoy 4090; Regent MG 6080
* Regent MG 6080   Various Artists - A Gospel Program
* Gospel 1020   The Mighty Gospel Giants - There'll Be A Perfect Day / I'm Worried
* Savoy 4090   The Mighty Gospel Giants - Waiting / Jesus Will Meet Me

Werly Fairburn

Werly Fairburn (vocals) and others
New Orleans, LA, 1957
SWF70090Telephone BabySavoy 1521
SWF70091No Blues Tomorrow-
* Savoy 1521   Werly Fairburn - Telephone Baby / No Blues Tomorrow