Al Foster Discography

1975 (age 31)

Al Foster Band

Al Foster, drums; Ivano Alberto Fossati, Oscar Prudente, composer.
Italy, released 1975
20360-SThe Night Of The Wolf, Part IRoulette R-7162
20361-SThe Night Of The Wolf, Part II-
20360-SThe Night Of The Wolf (long version)Roulette R-7162 (DJ)
20361-SThe Night Of The Wolf (short version)-
* Roulette R-7162   Al Foster - The Night Of The Wolf, Part I & II
* Roulette R-7162 (DJ)   Al Foster - The Night Of The Wolf (long&short version)

1978

Al Foster

Bob Mintzer, soprano sax; Mike Brecker, tenor sax; Masabumi Kikuchi, piano; Paul Metzke, guitar; Jeff Berlin, bass; Al Foster, drums.
CBS Studios, NYC, 1978
Mixed RootsCBS/Sony (J) 25AP-896
same session.
Ya'Damn Right-
Jim Clouse, flute; Mike Brecker, soprano sax; Masabumi Kikuchi, piano; Paul Metzke, guitar; T.M. Stevens, bass; Al Foster, drums.
Pauletta-
Mike Brecker, tenor sax; Masabumi Kikuchi, piano; T.M. Stevens, bass; Al Foster, drums, piano.
Double Stuff-
Sam Morrison, soprano sax; Jim Clouse, alto sax; Mike Brecker, tenor sax; Masabumi Kikuchi, piano; Paul Metzke, guitar; T.M. Stevens, bass; Al Foster, drums.
Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde-
Mike Brecker, Sam Morrison, soprano sax; Masabumi Kikuchi, piano; Paul Metzke, guitar; T.M. Stevens, bass; Al Foster, drums.
El Cielo Verde-
Mike Brecker, tenor sax; Teo Macero, piano; Paul Metzke, guitar; Ron McClure, bass; Al Foster, drums.
Soft Distant-
* CBS/Sony (J) 25AP-896; Laurie LES 6002; Sony (J) SRCS-9389, SICJ-164   Al Foster - Mixed Roots

1979

Midnight Diggers

Hajime Ohno, Kunihiko Sugano, piano, electric piano; Eizo Honda, bass; Al Foster, drums.
Sound City Studio, 1st Studio, Tokyo, Japan, February 7, 1979
Lady BirdVictor (J) SJX-20138
Don't Blame Me-
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (mistitled as I Left A Song Go Out Of My Heart)-
Menina Moca-
Give Me The Simple Life-
What Is This Thing Called Love (mistitled as What Is Thing Called Love)-
Parky Morning-
Barbados-
* Victor (J) SJX-20138   Midnight Diggers - Parky Morning

Al Foster

Hubert Eaves, electric piano; Shiro Mori, Minimoog; Hiram Bullock, solo electric guitar, rhythm electric guitar; T.M. Stevens, electric bass; Al Foster, drums, synthesizer drums, vocals; Cheryl Alexander, Yvonne Lewis, Ullanda McCullough, vocals; Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff, violin.
A&R Studios, NYC, August 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 22, 1979
I've Been BlessedBetter Days (J) YX-7599-ND
Tom Harrell, trumpet; Bob Berg, tenor sax; Hubert Eaves, acoustic, electric piano; Onaje Allan Gumbs, solo Minimoog; Shiro Mori, solo electric guitar, melody synthesizer; Hiram Bullock, rhythm guitar; T.M. Stevens, electric bass; Al Foster, drums.
Whatsoever-
Harold Vick, tenor sax; Onaje Allan Gumbs, acoustic piano, synthesizer bass, string synthesizer; Hubert Eaves, electric piano; Hiram Bullock, electric guitar; T.M. Stevens, bass; Al Foster, drums; Sammy Figueroa, percussion; Cheryl Alexander, Yvonne Lewis, Ullanda McCullough, vocals; Onaje, Al, Carmen, Charlie, Georgi, Hubert, Tsutomu and Yagi, handclaps.
She Is The Greatest Dancer-
Bob Mintzer, flute; Hubert Eaves, electric piano; Shiro Mori, acoustic guitar, synthesizer; Ron Carter, bass; Al Foster, drums, vocals; Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff, violin; Jesse Levy, cello.
To My Lady-
Bill Ohashi, Sal Randazzo, trombone; Dave Liebman, soprano sax; Shiro Mori, acoustic, electric guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Al Foster, drums; Sammy Figueroa, percussion.
Mr. Foster-
Shiro Mori, acoustic guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Al Foster, drums, vocals; Sammy Figueroa, toys; Carmen Barnes, vocals; Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff, violin; Jesse Levy, cello.
Just Before Dawn-
Hubert Eaves, electric, acoustic piano, string synthesizer; Shiro Mori, acoustic guitar; Hiram Bullock, electric guitar; T.M. Stevens, electric bass; Al Foster, drums.
Love Eyes-
* Better Days (J) YX-7599-ND   Al Foster - Mr. Foster

1996 (age 52)

Al Foster Quartet

Chris Potter, sax; Dave Kikoski, piano; Doug Weiss, bass; Al Foster, drums.
Studio 44, Monster, Netherlands, October 14, 1996
The ChiefLaika Records (G) 3510083.2
Brandyn-
Monk Up And Down-
Barney Rose-
Amsterdam Blues-
Hope-
No Title-
Black Nile-
* Laika Records (G) 3510083.2   Al Foster - Brandyn

2007 (age 63)

Al Foster Quartet

Eli Degibri, sax; Kevin Hays, piano; Douglas Weiss, double bass; Al Foster, drums.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, April 27 & 28, 2007
The ChiefJazz Eyes (It) 004
ESP-
Blue In Green-
Peter's Mood-
Brandyn-
Fungii Mama-
* Jazz Eyes (It) 004; diskunion (J) DUJ-034   Al Foster Quartet - Love, Peace And Jazz!

Al Foster Quintet

Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Eli Degibri, sax; George Colligan, Aaron Goldberg, piano; Doug Weiss, bass; Al Foster, drums.
"New Morning", Paris, France, July 25, 2007
So Whatinakustik INAK 6467 DVD
So Near So Far-
Shed-
Missing Miles-
Cantaloupe Island-
Alyosius-
Peter's Mood-
The Chief-
Tune Up-
Jean-Pierre-
* inakustik INAK 6467 DVD   Al Foster Quintet - The Paris Concert - New Morning