Sonny Criss Discography

1946 (age 19)

Howard McGhee And His Orchestra

Howard McGhee, Gerald Wilson (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Teddy Edwards, James King (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Bunn (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Roy Porter (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, spring 1946
KFI-23333Sweet PotatoMelodisc M 1001; IAJRC 25
KRI-23337Hoggin'Melodisc M 1002; IAJRC 25
KFI-23345Blues A La King-
FKI-26610Night MistMelodisc M 1001; IAJRC 25
* IAJRC 25   Various Artists - Modern Trumpet Leaders
* Melodisc M 1001   Howard McGhee - Sweet Potato / Night Mist
* Melodisc M 1002   Howard McGhee - Hoggin' / Blues A La King

Ernie Lewis All Stars

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) unknown (piano) Ernie Lewis (guitar) Vernon Alley (bass) Roy Porter (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, summer 1946
Vernon Alley's BluesPacific 610
Hit That Jive Jack-
* Pacific 610   Ernie Lewis - Vernon Alley's Blues / Hit That Jive Jack

1947 (age 20)

Howard McGhee Sextet

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone) Hampton Hawes (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Roy Porter (drums)
"Hi-De-Ho Club", Los Angeles, CA, circa March, 1947
OrnithologyJazz Showcase LP 5005
The Man I Love-
* Jazz Showcase LP 5005   Sonny Criss/Howard McGhee/Dodo Marmarosa - California Boppin'

Billy Eckstine And His Octet

Ray Linn (trumpet) Gerald Vlentine (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Warren Bracken (piano) unknown (guitar) Shifty Henry (bass) Tim Kennedy (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone)
Los Angeles, CA, April 21, 1947
NSC257All Of MeNational 9041; EmArcy EP 1-6116, MG 36010; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 1127
NSC258Where Are YouEmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 36030; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 1127
NSC259Prelude To A KissEmArcy EP 1-6115, MG 36010; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 1127
NSC260She's Got The Blues For SaleNational 9041; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC261What's NewNational 9096; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 1127
NSC262Serenade In BlueNational 9132; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC263In My SolitudeNational 9086; EmArcy EP 1-6115, MG 36010; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC264Sophisticated LadyNational 9049; EmArcy EP 1-6115, MG 36010; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36010   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear
* Regent MG 6052   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love
* Savoy SJL 1127   Billy Eckstine Sings
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6116   Billy Eckstine - ???
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* EmArcy EP 1-6115   Billy Eckstine - ???
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9041   Billy Eckstine - All Of Me / She's Got The Blues For Sale
* National 9096   Billy Eckstine - What's New / There Are Such Things
* National 9132   Billy Eckstine - Cool Breeze / Serenade In Blue
* National 9086   Billy Eckstine - Solitude / I Do, Do You
* National 9049   Billy Eckstine - The Jitney Man / Sophisticated Lady

Billy Eckstine Nonet

Ray Linn (trumpet) Gerald Vlentine (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Warren Bracken (piano) unknown (guitar) Shifty Henry (bass) Tim Kennedy (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 1947
I Surrender, DearSavoy SJL 1127
Memories Of You-
Our Love-
There Are Such Things-
Say It Isn't So-
I Do, Do You-
Blues-
* Savoy SJL 1127   Billy Eckstine Sings

Gene Norman's Just Jazz Concerts

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Red Callender (bass) Jackie Mills (drums)
Hollywood, CA, circa April 27, 1947
BopModern unissued
Donna Lee (Scratch)Crown CLP 5008
* Crown CLP 5008   The Modern Jazz Stars - Jazz Surprise

Gene Norman's Just Jazz Concerts

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Red Callender (bass) Jackie Mills (drums)
"Civic Auditorium", Pasadena, CA, April 29, 1947
MM910Groovin' High, Part 1Modern 20-639, LMP 1202; Crown CLP 5056, CLP 5415; Vogue (E) EPV 1002, (E) VJT 3003; Spotlite (E) SPJ 134
MM911Groovin' High, Part 2-
MM1003Hot House, Part 1Modern 20-694, LMP 1202; Crown CLP 5292; Vogue (E) VJT 3003; Spotlite (E) SPJ 134
MM1004Hot House, Part 2-
* Modern LMP 1202; Crown CLP 5002, CLP 5284   Stan Getz - Groovin' High
= United US 7709   Stan Getz - Groovin' With Getz
* Crown CLP 5056   Various Artists - Jazz Confidential
* Crown CLP 5415, CST 415   Stan Getz - Erroll Garner - Sonny Criss - Buddy Collette
* Vogue (E) VJT 3003   Gene Norman's Just Jazz Concerts
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 134   Wardell Gray - Stan Hasselgard
* Crown CLP 5292, CST 292, CLP 5408, CST 408   Sonny Criss - Gerald Wiggins - Erroll Garner - Stan Getz
* Vogue (E) EPV 1002   Gene Norman's Just Jazz
* Modern 20-639; Vogue (E) V 2021; Jazz Selection (F) 569   Gene Norman's Just Jazz - Groovin' High, Part 1&2
* Modern 20-694; Vogue (E) V 2022; Jazz Selection (F) 635   Gene Norman's Just Jazz - Hot House, Part 1&2

The Bopland Boys

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Hampton Hawes (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) possibly Leroy Gray (bass) Ken Kennedy (drums)
"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947
BOP3The Hunt, Part 1 (Rock' N' Shoals)Bop 104; Savoy XP 8100, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP4The Hunt, Part 2 (Rock' N' Shoals)-
BOP5The Hunt, Part 3 (Rock' N' Shoals)Bop 105; Savoy XP 8100, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP6The Hunt, Part 4 (Rock' N' Shoals)-
BOP7The Hunt, Part 5 (Rock' N' Shoals)Bop 101; Savoy XP 8115, MG 9027, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP8The Hunt, Part 6 (Rock' N' Shoals)-
BOP9The Hunt, Part 7 (Rock' N' Shoals)Bop 102; Savoy XP 8115, MG 9027, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP10The Hunt, Part 8 (Rock' N' Shoals)-
same session
BOP15Bopera, Part 1 (Disorder At The Border)Bop 107; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP16Bopera, Part 2 (Disorder At The Border)-
BOP17Bopera, Part 3 (Disorder At The Border)Bop 108; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP18Bopera, Part 4 (Disorder At The Border)-
BOP19Bopera, Part 5 (Disorder At The Border)Bop 109; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP20Bopera, Part 6 (Disorder At The Border)-
BOP21Bopera, Part 7 (Disorder At The Border)Bop 110; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222
* Savoy MG 12012   Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray - Jazz Concert - West Coast
* Savoy SJL 2222   Wardell Gray/Dexter Gordon - The Hunt
* Savoy MG 9027   Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Concert, Vol. 2
* Savoy XP 8100   Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Session, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8115   Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Session, Vol. 2
* Bop 104   Howard McGhee - The Hunt, Part 1 / Sonny Criss - The Hunt, Part 2
* Bop 105   Barney Kessel - The Hunt, Part 3 / Trummy Young - The Hunt, Part 4
* Bop 101   Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray - The Hunt, Part 5 / The Hunt, Part 6
* Bop 102   Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray - The Hunt, Part 7 / The Hunt, Part 8
* Bop 107   Trummy Young - Bopera, Part 1 / Wardell Gray - Bopera, Part 2
* Bop 108   Howard McGhee - Bopera, Part 3 / Sonny Criss - Bopera, Part 4
* Bop 109   Dexter Gordon - Bopera, Part 5 / Barney Kessel - Bopera, Part 6
* Bop 110   Hampton Hawes - Bopera, Part 7 / Wild Bill Moore - Unfinished Bopera

Al Killian And His Orchestra

Al Killian (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Russ Freeman (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Harry Babasin (bass) Ken Kennedy (drums)
"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947
BOP30Backbreaker, Part 1Savoy MG 9031, SJL 2215
BOP31Backbreaker, Part 2-
BOP32Backbreaker, Part 3-
BOP33Backbreaker, Part 4-
BOP34Backbreaker, Part 5-
BOP35Backbreaker, Part 6-
* Savoy SJL 2215   Various Artists - Black California
* Savoy MG 9031   Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Concert, Vol. 3

The Bopland Boys

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Hampton Hawes (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Roy Porter (drums)
"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947
BOP36Bopland, Part 1 (Byas-A-Drink)Savoy 962, MG 9020, SJL 2222
BOP37Bopland, Part 2 (Byas-A-Drink)-
BOP38Bopland, Part 3 (Byas-A-Drink)Savoy 963, MG 9020, SJL 2222
BOP39Bopland, Part 4 (Byas-A-Drink)-
BOP40Bopland, Part 5 (Byas-A-Drink)Savoy 964, MG 9020, SJL 2222
BOP41Bopland, Part 6 (Byas-A-Drink)-
BOP42Jeronimo, Part 1 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee)Bop 111; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP43Jeronimo, Part 2 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee)-
BOP44Jeronimo, Part 3 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee)Bop 112; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP45Jeronimo, Part 4 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee)-
BOP46Jeronimo, Part 5 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee)Bop 113; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP47Jeronimo, Part 6 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee)-
BOP48Jeronimo, Part 7 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee)Bop 114; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP49Jeronimo, Part 8 (Cherrykoke) (Cherokee)-
* Savoy SJL 2222   Wardell Gray/Dexter Gordon - The Hunt
* Regent MG 6049; Savoy MG 12196   Various Artists - Jazz Concert West Coast
* Savoy MG 9020   Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Concert, Vol. 1
* Savoy 962   The Bopland Boys - Bopland, Part 1&2
* Savoy 963   The Bopland Boys - Bopland, Part 3&4
* Savoy 964   The Bopland Boys - Bopland, Part 5&6
* Bop 111   Trummy Young - Jeronimo, Part 1 / Barney Kessel - Jeronimo, Part 2
* Bop 112   Barney Kessel/Sonny Criss - Jeronimo, Part 3 / Sonny Criss - Jeronimo, Part 4
* Bop 113   Dexter Gordon - Jeronimo, Part 5 / Jeronimo, Part 6
* Bop 114   Dexter Gordon - Jeronimo, Part 7 / Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray - Jeronimo, Part 8

Al Killian And His Orchestra

Al Killian (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Russ Freeman (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Harry Babasin (bass) Ken Kennedy (drums)
"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947
BOP50Blow Blow Blow, Part 1Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2242
BOP51Blow Blow Blow, Part 2-
BOP52Blow Blow Blow, Part 3-
BOP53Blow Blow Blow, Part 4-
* Regent MG 6049; Savoy MG 12196   Various Artists - Jazz Concert West Coast
* Savoy SJL 2242   Various Artists - Black California, Vol. 2: Anthology

The Bopland Boys

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Hampton Hawes (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Roy Porter (drums)
"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947
BOP54Bop After Hours, Part 1 (After Hours Bop)Bop 115; Savoy SJL 2211
BOP55Bop After Hours, Part 2 (After Hours Bop)-
BOP56Bop After Hours, Part 3 (After Hours Bop)Bop 116; Savoy SJL 2211
BOP57Bop After Hours, Part 4 (After Hours Bop)-
BOP58Bop After Hours, Part 5 (After Hours Bop)Bop 117; Savoy SJL 2211
BOP59Bop After Hours, Part 6 (After Hours Bop)-
* Savoy SJL 2211   Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter
* Bop 115   Trummy Young - Bop After Hours, Part 1 / Barney Kessel - Bop After Hours, Part 2
* Bop 116   Dexter Gordon - Bop After Hours, Part 3 / Howard McGhee - Bop After Hours, Part 4
* Bop 117   Hampton Hawes - Bop After Hours, Part 5 / Sonny Criss - Bop After Hours, Part 6

Wardell Gray Sextet

Al Killian (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Charles Fox (piano) Shifty Henry (bass) Tim Kennedy (drums)
Portland, OR, October 17, 1947
Blue LouJazz Showcase LP 5005; Xanadu 200
The CreepXanadu 200
Out Of Nowhere-
Semi-Quiet (Sonny's Bop)Jazz Showcase LP 5005; Xanadu 200
Blue 'N' BoogieXanadu 200
* Jazz Showcase LP 5005   Sonny Criss/Howard McGhee/Dodo Marmarosa - California Boppin'
* Xanadu 200   The Sonny Criss Memorial Album

1949

Flip Phillips And His Orchestra

John D'Agostino, Buddy Morrow, Tommy Turk, Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Mickey Crane (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
NYC or Los Angeles, CA, February 11 or September 26, 1949
2538 | 288-4Swingin' For Julie And Brownie (Put That Back)Mercury 8907, 8929; Clef MGC 693
2539 | 289Blow, Flip, BlowClef unissued
2540 | 290-4By The Lazy RiverMercury 8929, MGC 109 (alt.); Clef MGC 693
2541 | 291Untitled OriginalClef unissued
Swingin' For Julie And Brownie (alt. take)Verve 314 521 661-2
Flip's Idea-
* Clef MGC 693; Verve MGV 8077   Flip Phillips - Flip
* Verve 314 521 661-2   Various Artists - The Jazz Scene
* Mercury MGC 109 (alt.); Clef MGC 109; Universal (J) UCCV 9117   Flip Phillips - Collates
* Mercury 8907, 8907x45; Clef 8907, 8907x45   Flip Phillips - Put That Back / Drowsy
* Mercury 8929, 8929x45; Clef 8929, 8929x45   Flip Phillips - Swingin' For Julie And Brownie / By The Lazy River

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Sonny Criss, Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, February 11 or November 2, 1949
Norman Granz IntroductionPablo PACD 5311-2
Leap Here-
(Back Home Again In) Indiana-
Lover Come Back To Me-
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) unknown (drums)
PerdidoClef unissued
How High The Moon-
* Pablo PACD 5311-2   Jazz At The Philharmonic - J.A.T.P. At Carnegie Hall 1949

Sonny Criss And His Orchestra

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Hampton Hawes (piano) Iggy Shevack (bass) Chuck Thompson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 1949
272-6ColidadMercury 8910, MGC 122; Norgran MGN 1065
273-4TornadeMercury 8915, MGC 122; Norgran MGN 1065
274-1The First OneMercury 8910, MGC 122; Norgran MGN 1065
275-3Blues For The BoppersMercury 8915, MGC 122; Norgran MGN 1065
* Norgran MGN 1065; Verve MGV 8155   Sonny Criss/Tommy Turk/The Six - An Evening Of Jazz
* Mercury MGC 122; Clef MGC 122   Sonny Criss/Tommy Turk - Collates
* Mercury 8910, 8910x45; Clef 8910, 8910x45   Sonny Criss - Colidad / The First One
* Mercury 8915, 8915x45; Clef 8915, 8915x45   Sonny Criss - Tornade / Blues For The Boppers

1950

Wardell Gray - Dexter Gordon Septet

Clark Terry (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone -1,2,5) Jimmy Bunn (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Chuck Thompson (drums) Damita Jo (vocals -5)
"Hula Hut Club", Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1950
1. (1231)Jazz On Sunset, Part 1&2 (Move)Prestige 778, PRLP 128, PRLP 7009, P 24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 051-2
2. (1232)Jazz On Sunset, Part 3&4 (Move)Prestige 779, PRLP 128, PRLP 7009, P 24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 051-2
3. (1233)Kiddo, Part 1&2 (Scrapple From The Apple)Prestige 759, PRLP 128, PRLP 7009, P 24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 051-2
4. (1234)Kiddo, Part 3&4 (Scrapple From The Apple)Prestige 760, PRLP 128, PRLP 7009, P 24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 051-2
5.I Can't Give You Anything But LoveXanadu 200
* Prestige PRLP 7009; Original Jazz Classics OJC 051   Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 2
= Prestige PR 7343   Wardell Gray Memorial Album
* Prestige P 24062   Wardell Gray - Central Avenue
* Xanadu 200   The Sonny Criss Memorial Album
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 051-2   Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRLP 128   Wardell Gray - Jazz Concert
* Prestige 778   Wardell Gray - Jazz On Sunset, Part 1&2
* Prestige 779   Wardell Gray - Jazz On Sunset, Part 3&4
* Prestige 759   Wardell Gray - Kiddo, Part 1&2
* Prestige 760   Wardell Gray - Kiddo, Part 3&4

1951

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Joe Newman (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone) Bobby Tucker (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Shrine Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, October 12, 1951
Intermission RiffPablo 2310-929
How High The Moon-
Perdido-
Body And Soul-
High Jump-
* Pablo 2310-929; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 961-2   Sonny Criss - Intermission Riff

1952

Chet Baker All Stars

Chet Baker (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray, Dave Pell (tenor saxophone) Jerry Mandell (piano) Harry Babasin (cello) Bob Whitlock (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
"Trade Winds Club", Inglewood, CA, March 24, 1952
Out Of NowhereJam Session No. 103
* Jam Session No. 103   Various Artists - The West Coast Jam Sessions

Billy Hadnott Sextet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Ruddy Pits (vibraphone) Ernie Freeman (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar) Billy Hadnott (bass) Budy Reed (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 26, 1952
Ooh ChinaFederal 12084
My Ideal-
Limehouse BluesFederal 12096
Junk Wagon-
* Federal 12084   Billy Hadnott And His Orchestra
* Federal 12096   Billy Hadnott And His Orchestra

Harry Babasin All Stars

Chet Baker (trumpet) Sonny Criss, Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano -1,2,4) Russ Freeman (piano -3) Harry Babasin (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
"Trade Winds Club", Inglewood, CA, June 16, 1952
1.The SquirrelJazz Chronicles JCS 102
2.Irresistible You (They Didn't Believe Me)-
3.Indiana (Indiana / Donna Lee)-
4.Liza-
* Jazz Chronicles JCS 102   Charlie Parker/Sonny Criss/Chet Baker - Inglewood Jam 6-16-'52
= Jazz Showcase LP 5007   Charlie Parker All Stars On The Coast

Al Haig Octet

Chet Baker (trumpet) Ted Ottison (trumpet -3) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Jack Montrose (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Dave Bryant (bass) Larry Bunker (drums)
"Trade Winds Club", Inglewood, CA, August 4, 1952
1.There Will Never Be Another YouXanadu 206
2.How High The Moon-
3.Sweet Georgia Brown-
* Xanadu 206   Al Haig - Live In Hollywood

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Gil Barrios (piano) Dave Bryant (bass) Billy Snyder (drums)
"Trade Winds Club", Inglewood, CA, September 4, 1952
Strike Up The BandXanadu 200
* Xanadu 200   The Sonny Criss Memorial Album

1955

Buddy Rich Quintet

Harry Edison (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955
2454-1Sonny And SweetsNorgran MGN 1052; Verve V6 8778
2455-1The Two MothersNorgran MGN 1052
2456-1A Smooth OneNorgran MGN 1078
2457-3Broadway-
* Norgran MGN 1052   The Swingin' Buddy Rich
= Verve MGV 8142   The Swinging Buddy Rich
* Verve V6 8778   Buddy Rich - Super Rich
* Norgran MGN 1078; Verve MGV 8168   The Wailing Buddy Rich

1956

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Bill Woodson (bass) Chuck Thompson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 1956
IM-981Easy LivingImperial LP 9006, LP 9205
IM-982Criss CrossImperial LP 9006
IM-983Willow Weep For MeImperial 5694, LP 9006, LP 9205
IM-984Alabamy BoundImperial LP 9006, LP 9205
* Imperial LP 9006   Sonny Criss - Jazz U.S.A.
* Imperial LP 9205, LP 12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross
* Imperial 5694   Sonny Criss - Willow Weep For Me / West Coast Blues

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Bill Woodson (bass) Chuck Thompson (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 1956
IM-1012Something's Gotta GiveImperial LP 9006, LP 9205
IM-1013These Foolish ThingsImperial LP 9006
IM-1014West Coast BluesImperial 5694, LP 9006
IM-1015Blue FridayImperial LP 9006
* Imperial LP 9006   Sonny Criss - Jazz U.S.A.
* Imperial LP 9205, LP 12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross
* Imperial 5694   Sonny Criss - Willow Weep For Me / West Coast Blues

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Bill Woodson (bass) Chuck Thompson (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 1956
IM-1034More Than You KnowImperial LP 9006, LP 9205
IM-1035Sunday-
IM-1036Sweet Georgia Brown-
IM-1037Ham's BluesImperial LP 9006
* Imperial LP 9006   Sonny Criss - Jazz U.S.A.
* Imperial LP 9205, LP 12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Master Recorders, Hollywood, CA, July 10, 1956
IM-1084SummertimeImperial LP 9020
IM-1085Memories Of You-
IM-1086Wailin' With Joe-
IM-1087How Deep Is The Ocean-
IM-1088The Blues For Rose-
IM-1089The Man I LoveImperial LP 9020, LP 9205
* Imperial LP 9020   Sonny Criss - Go Man!
* Imperial LP 9205, LP 12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums): same personnel
Master Recorders, Hollywood, CA, July 31, 1956
IM-1090Until The Real Thing Comes AlongImperial LP 9020
IM-1091Blue PreludeImperial LP 9020, LP 9205
IM-1092After You've GoneImperial LP 9020
IM-1093Come Rain Or Come ShineImperial LP 9020, LP 9205
IM-1094How High The MoonImperial LP 9020
IM-1095If I Had You-
* Imperial LP 9020   Sonny Criss - Go Man!
* Imperial LP 9205, LP 12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Larry Bunker (vibraphone) Sonny Clark (piano) Buddy Clark (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, August 26, 1956
IM-1101What Is This Thing Called LoveImperial LP 9024
IM-1102Night And Day-
IM-1103Love For SaleImperial LP 9024, LP 9205
IM-1104Just One Of Those ThingsImperial LP 9024
IM-1105Anything Goes-
IM-1106I Get A Kick Out Of YouImperial LP 9024, LP 9205
* Imperial LP 9024   Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter
* Imperial LP 9205, LP 12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Larry Bunker (vibraphone) Sonny Clark (piano) Buddy Clark (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums): same personnel
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 3, 1956
IM-1155Easy To LoveImperial LP 9024
IM-1156It's All Right With Me-
IM-1157I Love You-
IM-1158In The Still Of The Night-
* Imperial LP 9024   Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter

1957 (age 30)

The Sonny Criss Quartet / Terry Morel

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Hampton Hawes (piano) Buddy Woodson (bass) Chuck Thompson (drums) Johnny Mercer (host)
KABC-TV, Stars Of Jazz #73. 1957-#47, November 25, 1957
Easy Livin'Calliope CAL 3024; Norma/Vantage (J) NLP 5005
Willow Weep For Me-
same session
Wailing For Joe-
BluesNorma/Vantage (J) NLP 5005
* Calliope CAL 3024   Sonny Criss, Calvin Jackson - Sessions, Live
* Norma/Vantage (J) NLP 5005   Art Pepper/Sonny Criss/Bud Shank - The Altoman: Bob Andrews Collection 5

Roy Porter Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Roy Porter (organ) Buddy Woodson (bass) Al Bartee (drums) Richard Washington (bongos)
Los Angeles, CA, 1957
Wow!Debonair 1821, 1822
Got A Funny Feelin'-
Minor Moods-
Love You-
* Debonair 1821, 1822   Roy Porter Quintet

1958

Buddy Rich Quintet

Ole Hansen (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Phil Leshin (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, November 7, 1958
FourSpotlite (E) SPJ 149
In A Prescribed Manner-
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 149   Buddy Rich - The Cinch

Buddy Rich Quintet

Ole Hansen (trombone -1,2) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Phil Leshin (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, November 8, 1958
1.The CinchSpotlite (E) SPJ 149
2.I Don't Wanna Be Kissed-
3.Our Delight-
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 149   Buddy Rich - The Cinch

1959

Sonny Criss Quintet

Ole Hansen (trombone -3,5/7) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Walter Perkins (drums)
Chicago, IL, March, 1959
1. 6004Sweet LorrainePeacock PLP 91
2. 6005I Got It Bad-
3.Indiana-
4.You Don't Know What Love Is-
5.Sylvia-
6.Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise-
7.Butt's Delight-
* Peacock PLP 91   Sonny Criss At The Crossroads
= Impulse! IA 9337-2   Kenny Dorham/Sonny Criss - The Dedication Series, Vol. I: The Bop Masters

1962

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Henri Renaud (piano) Michel Gaudry (bass) Philippe Combelle (drums)
Paris, France, October 10, 1962
Mighty LowPolydor (F) 27 004, (F) 2445 034; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
Don't Blame Me-
Black Coffee-
We'll Be Together Again-
* Polydor (F) 27 004   Sonny Criss Quartet
* Polydor (F) 2445 034   Sonny Criss - Blues Pour Flirter, Vol. 2
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2   Sonny Criss In Paris

1963

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Georges Arvanitas (piano, organ) Rene Thomas (guitar) Pierre Michelot (bass) Philippe Combelle (drums)
Paris, France, April 22, 1963
Once In A WhileBrunswick (F) 87 519; Polydor (F) 2445 034; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
Day Dream-
Blues Pour FlirterPolydor (F) 27 049, (F) 2445 034; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
Blues Pour Flirter, No. 2Polydor (F) 27 049; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
* Brunswick (F) 87 519   Sonny Criss - Mr. Blues Pour Flirter
* Polydor (F) 2445 034   Sonny Criss - Blues Pour Flirter, Vol. 2
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2   Sonny Criss In Paris
* Polydor (F) 27 049   Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Georges Arvanitas (piano, organ) Rene Thomas (guitar) Pierre Michelot (bass) Philippe Combelle (drums): same personnel
Paris, France, April 23, 1963
Don't Get Around Much AnymoreBrunswick (F) 87 519; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
Early And Later, Part 1Polydor (F) 27 049; Brunswick (F) 87 519; Polydor (F) 2445 034; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
Early And Later, Part 2-
St. Louis BluesBrunswick (F) 87 519; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
* Brunswick (F) 87 519   Sonny Criss - Mr. Blues Pour Flirter
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2   Sonny Criss In Paris
* Polydor (F) 27 049   Sonny Criss Quintet
* Polydor (F) 2445 034   Sonny Criss - Blues Pour Flirter, Vol. 2

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Georges Arvanitas (piano, organ) Pierre Michelot (bass) Philippe Combelle (drums)
Paris, France, April 25, 1963
This Can't Be LoveBrunswick (F) 87 519; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
On Green Dolphin Street-
God Bless The ChildBrunswick (F) 87 519; Polydor (F) 2445 034; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
These Foolish ThingsBrunswick (F) 87 519
* Brunswick (F) 87 519   Sonny Criss - Mr. Blues Pour Flirter
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2   Sonny Criss In Paris
* Polydor (F) 2445 034   Sonny Criss - Blues Pour Flirter, Vol. 2

Onzy Matthews Orchestra

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Onzy Matthews (piano, arranger, conductor) Onzy Matthews Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, July-August, 1963
Tobacco RoadCapitol T 2042
Cotton Fields-
Rockin' Chair-
Stormy Weather-
Ol' Man River-
Blues For A Four String Guitar-
St. Louis Blues-
Georgia On My Mind-
Sentimental Journey-
Summertime-
* Capitol T 2042, ST 2042   Onzy Matthews - Tobacco Road

1964

Onzy Matthews Orchestra

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Onzy Matthews (piano, arranger, conductor) Onzy Matthews Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, circa 1964
Mexicali BrassCapitol T 2479
You'll Know The First Time-
Lilies Of The Field-
Moon River-
Play Me Some Blues-
White Gardenia-
Ballad For Orchetra-
Blues For The Reverend-
I Left My Heart In San Francisco-
Ray On Blues-
* Capitol T 2479   Onzy Matthews - Sounds For The '60s

1965

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Hampton Hawes (piano) Clarence Johnson (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 15, 1965
Saturday MorningXanadu 200
When Sunny Gets Blue-
The Masquerade Is Over-
What's New-
Ursula-
* Xanadu 200   The Sonny Criss Memorial Album

1966

Esther Phillips With Onzy Matthews' Orchestra

Bill J. Clark, Melvin Moore, Robert H. Rolfe, James Dalton Smith (trumpet) Louis Blackburn, Richard Leith, Peter T. Meyers, Roland E. Meyers (trombone) Gabriel Baltazar, Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Louis Dean Ciotti, Ira Schulman (tenor saxophone) Jay Migliori (baritone saxophone) Rodgers Grant (piano) Francois Vaz (guitar) Victor Venegas (bass) Charles G. Harris (drums) Esther Phillips (vocals) Onzy Matthews (arranger, director)
Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 5-7, 1966
10936 | 10963C.C. RiderAtlantic SD 1680
10937 | 10964Cherry Red-
10938 | 10965Confessin' The Blues-
10939 | 10966I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright-
* Atlantic SD 1680   Esther Phillips - Confessin' The Blues

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Alan Dawson (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 21, 1966
When Sunny Gets BluePrestige PR 7511
The Days Of Wine And Roses-
Black Coffee-
GreasyPrestige 45-435, PR 7511
Sunrise, Sunset-
Love For SaleOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 430-2
SkylarkPrestige PR 7511
Steve's Blues-
* Prestige PR 7511; Original Jazz Classics OJC 430, OJCCD 430-2   Sonny Criss - This Is Criss!
* Prestige 45-435   Sonny Criss - Greasy / Sunrise, Sunset

Esther Phillips With Onzy Matthews' Orchestra

Melvin Moore, Al Porcino, Robert H. Rolfe, Ray Triscari (trumpet) Louis Blackburn, Richard Leith, Peter T. Meyers, Roland E. Meyers (trombone) Sonny Criss, Jackie Kelso (alto saxophone) Louis Dean Ciotti, Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone) Jay Migliori (baritone saxophone) Rodgers Grant (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Victor Venegas (bass) Charles G. Harris (drums) Esther Phillips (vocals) Onzy Matthews (arranger, director)
United Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, October 24, 1966
11054Rocks In My Bedunissued
11055In The EveningAtlantic SD 1680
11056Romance In The Dark-
11057I Wonder-
* Atlantic SD 1680   Esther Phillips - Confessin' The Blues

1967 (age 40)

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Alan Dawson (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 23, 1967
Blues In The ClosetPrestige PR 7526
On A Clear DayPrestige PR 7526, PR 7742
SmilePrestige PR 7526
A Million Or More Times-
Allen's Alley (Wee)-
God Bless The Child-
All The Things You AreOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 1022-2
* Prestige PR 7526; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 655-2   Portrait Of Sonny Criss
* Prestige PR 7742   The Best Of Sonny Criss: Hits Of 1960's
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1022-2   Sonny Criss - Rockin' In Rhythm

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums)
NYC, August 18, 1967
Up, Up And AwayPrestige PR 7530, PR 7742
This Is For BennyPrestige PR 7530
SunnyPrestige PR 7530, PR 7742
Paris BluesPrestige PR 7530
Willow Weep For Me-
Scrapple From The Apple-
* Prestige PR 7530; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 982-2   Sonny Criss - Up, Up And Away
* Prestige PR 7742   The Best Of Sonny Criss: Hits Of 1960's

1968

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Alan Dawson (drums)
NYC, January 12, 1968
Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)Prestige PR 7558
The Beat Goes On!Prestige PR 7558, PR 7742
Georgia RosePrestige PR 7558
Ode To Billie JoePrestige PR 7558, PR 7742
CalidadPrestige PR 7558
Yesterdays-
* Prestige PR 7558; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1051-2   Sonny Criss - The Beat Goes On!
* Prestige PR 7742   The Best Of Sonny Criss: Hits Of 1960's

Sonny Criss Tentet

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Dick Nash (trombone) Ray Draper (tuba) David Sherr (alto saxophone) Sonny Criss (alto, soprano saxophone) Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone) Pete Christlieb (baritone saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Everett Brown Jr. (drums) Horace Tapscott (arranger, composer)
Los Angeles, CA, May 8, 1968
Sonny's DreamPrestige PR 7576
Sonny's Dream (alt. take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 707-2
The Golden PearlPrestige PR 7576
The Golden Pearl (alt. take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 707-2
The Black ApostlesPrestige PR 7576
Ballad For Samuel-
Sandy And Niles-
Daughter Of Cochise-
* Prestige PR 7576; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 707-2   Sonny Criss - Sonny's Dream (Birth Of The New Cool)

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Eddie Green (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Alan Dawson (drums)
NYC, July 2, 1968
Misty RosesPrestige PR 7610
Eleanor RigbyPrestige 45-703, PR 7610, PR 7742
Rockin' In RhythmPrestige 45-703, PR 7610
The Masquerade Is OverPrestige PR 7610
When The Sun Comes Out-
Sonnymoon For Two-
* Prestige PR 7610; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1022-2   Sonny Criss - Rockin' In Rhythm
* Prestige PR 7742   The Best Of Sonny Criss: Hits Of 1960's
* Prestige 45-703   Sonny Criss - Eleanor Rigby / Rockin' In Rhythm

1969

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Hampton Hawes (piano) Monty Budwig (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 1969
I'll Catch The SunPrestige PR 7628
I Thought About You-
California Screamin'-
Cry Me A River-
Don't Rain On My Parade-
Blue Sunset-
* Prestige PR 7628; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 811-2   Sonny Criss - I'll Catch The Sun!

1970

Hampton Hawes Sextet

Harry Edison (trumpet) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone -5) Hampton Hawes (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Bobby Thomson (drums) Joe Turner (vocals -3,4)
"Memoriy Lane Club", Los Angeles, CA, January, 1970
1.Memoriy Lane BluesJass JAS 4005
2.Blues For J.L.-
3.Feeling Happy-
4.Shake, Rattle And Roll-
5.Teddy's Blues-
* Jass JAS 4005   Hampton Hawes - Memory Lane Live

1971

Pasadena Jazz Party

Harry Edison (trumpet -1,2) Clark Terry (trumpet, vocals -3,4) Carl Fontana (trombone -1) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone -1) Jimmy Rowles (piano -1,2) Ross Tompkins (piano -3,4) Herb Ellis (guitar -1,2) Monty Budwig (bass -1,3,4) Montgomery Phillips (bass -2) John Guerin (drums -1) Jake Hanna (drums -2) Donald Bailey (drums -3,4) Joe Williams (vocals -2)
"University Club", Pasadena, CA, November 20, 1971
1.Medley: Someone To Watch Over Me / Wollow Weep For Me / Easter Parade / Body And SoulBAJC 510 511
2.Rocks In My Bed-
3.Art Blakey's Theme-
4.My Gal-
* BAJC 510 511   Sonny Criss - Proceedings Of The Blue Angel Jazz Club: The Complete 1971 Pasadena Jazz Party

1974

Sonny Criss With Georges Arvanitas Trio

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Georges Arvanitas (piano) Jacki Samson (bass) Charles Saudrais (drums)
Bologna, Italy, January 28, 1974
Tin Tin DeoFresh Sound (Sp) FSR 401
Lover Man-
Sonny's Blues-
Summertime-
Willow Weep For Me-
Sunny-
Hootie BluseFresh Sound (Sp) FSRCD 67
Untitled Blues-
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 401   Sonny Criss With Georges Arvanitas Trio Live In Italy
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSRCD 67   Sonny Criss With Georges Arvanitas Trio Live In Italy

1975

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Dolo Coker (piano) Ray Crawford (guitar) Larry Gales (bass) Jimmie Smith (drums)
Wally Heider Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 24, 1975
The Isle Of CeliaMuse MR 5068
Blues In My Heart-
This Is For Benny-
All Night Long-
Crisscraft-
Blues In My Heart (alt. take)Muse MCD 6015
* Muse MR 5068, MCD 6015   Sonny Criss - Crisscraft

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 1, 1975
Angel EyesXanadu 105
Tin Tin Deo-
Jeannie's Knees-
Saturday Morning-
My Heart Stood Still-
Until The Real Thing Comes Along-
* Xanadu 105   Sonny Criss - Saturday Morning

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Dolo Coker (piano) Larry Gales (bass) Jimmie Smith (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 1975
All The Things You AreMuse MR 5089
The Dreamer-
El Tiante-
My Ideal-
Out Of Nowhere-
Brother, Can You Spare A Dime-
The First One-
All The Things You Are (alt. take)Muse MCD 6015
* Muse MR 5089   Sonny Criss - Out Of Nowhere
* Muse MCD 6015   Sonny Criss - Crisscraft

Sonny Criss With Horns And Strings

Bud Brisbois, Charles Findley, Paul Hubinon (trumpet, flugelhorn) George Bohanon (trombone) Lew McCreary (bass trombone) Vince DeRosa (French horn) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Buddy Collette (tenor saxophone, flute) Bill Green (bass saxophone, flute) Marcia Van Dyke, Winterton Garvey, Harris Goldman, Janice Gower, William Henderson, Kares Jones, Carl LaMagna, Kenneith Yerke (violin) David Campbell, Rollice Dale, Pamela Goldsmith, Paul Polivnick (viola) Ronald Cooper, Dennis Karmazyn, David Speltz (cello) Richard Feves, Susan Ranney (contrabass) Dorothy Ashby (harp) Clarence McDonald (keyboards -1/3) Sonny Burke (keyboards -4/7) Wah Wah Watson (guitar) Lee Ritenour (guitar -1/3) Dennis Budimir (guitar -4/7) Chuck Domanico (bass -4/7) Scott Edwards (electric bass -1/3) James Gadson (drums) Eddie "Bongo" Brown (percussion)
Los Angeles, CA, circa 1975
1.Cool Struttin'Impulse! ASD 9312
2.Sweet Summer Breeze-
3.Memories-
4.The Way We Were-
5.That's The Way Of The World-
6.Bumpin'-
7.Blue For Willie-
* Impulse! ASD 9312   Sonny Criss - Warm And Sonny

1977 (aged 50)

Sonny Criss With Horns And Strings

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) George Bohanon (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Bill King, Ernie Watts (reeds) Sonny Burke (piano) Patrice Rushen (electric piano) Mitch Holder, Lee Ritenour (guitar) Chuck Domanico (bass) Henry Davis, Scott Edwards (electric bass) Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Esmond Edwards (percussion) Viola Jackson (vocals -6) unidentified horns and strings
Los Angeles, CA, circa 1977
1.You've Lost That Lovin' FeelingImpulse! AS 9326
2.Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing-
3.You Are So Beautiful-
4.Turn Me Loose-
5.Stolen Moments-
6.Have A Talk With God-
7.Midnight Mellow-
* Impulse! AS 9326   Sonny Criss - The Joy Of Sax