Benny Green Catalog

1988 (age 25)

Benny Green Quintet - Prelude  (Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1036)

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Javon Jackson, tenor sax; Benny Green, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Tony Reedus, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 22, 1988
Take The Coltrane
The Girl Next Door
Peresina
Certainly
The Song Is You
Debo's Delight
** also issued on Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1036 CD.

Benny Green Quintet - Prelude  (Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1036 CD)

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Javon Jackson, tenor sax; Benny Green, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Tony Reedus, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 22, 1988
Countdown
** reissue of Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1036 + 1 bonus track.

Benny Green Trio - In This Direction  (Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1038)

Benny Green, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Lewis Nash, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 29, 1988 & January 2, 1989
The Fruit
What Is There To Say
Dealin' With A Feelin'
I'll Keep Loving You
Trinkle Tinkle
Air Dancing
Toku-Do
** also issued on Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1038 CD.

Benny Green Trio - In This Direction  (Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1038 CD)

Benny Green, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Lewis Nash, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 29, 1988 & January 2, 1989
To Wisdom, The Prize
** reissue of Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1038 + 1 bonus track.

1990

Benny Green - Lineage  (Blue Note CDP 7 93670 2)

Benny Green, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Victor Lewis, drums.
A&R Studios, NYC, January 30, 1990
(tk.2)Dat Dere
(tk.1)See See Rider
(tk.4)Debo's Waltz
(tk.3)Levitation
(tk.1)Trust
Benny Green, piano.
A&R Studios, NYC, January 31, 1990
(tk.4)I'll Wait And Pray
Ask Me Now
(tk.5)If Ever I Would Leave You
(tk.8)Glass Enclosure
Benny Green, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Victor Lewis, drums.
A&R Studios, NYC, February 1, 1990
(tk.2)Phoebe's Samba
-Crazy
(tk.3)Lil' Darlin'

Various Artists - Yule Struttin' (A Blue Note Christmas)  (Blue Note CDP 7 94857 2)

Benny Green, piano.
A&R Studios, NYC, January 31, 1990
(tk.4)Silent Night
same personnel.
Jim Anderson's home studio, Brooklyn, NY, July 29, 1990
A Merrier Christmas

1991

The Benny Green Trio - Greens  (Blue Note CDP 7 96485 2)

Benny Green, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Carl Allen, drums.
The Power Station, NYC, March 4 & 5, 1991
Greens
Bish Bash
Captain Hook
You Don't Know What Love Is
Time After Time
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Decidedly
Soon
Cute
I See Your Face Before Mine
Second Time Around
Shiny Stockings

The Benny Green Trio Live At The Village Vanguard - Testifyin'!  (Blue Note CDP 7 98171 2)

Benny Green, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Carl Allen, drums.: same personnel.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, November, 1991
Introduction
Don't Be 'Shamed
Humphrey
Bu's March
Beutiful Moons Ago
Testifyin'
Carl's Blues
Down By The Riverside
I Should Care
The Sheik Of Araby
McThing
Billy Boy

1992

The Benny Green Trio - That's Right!  (Blue Note CDP 0777 7 84467 2 9)

Benny Green, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Carl Allen, drums.
The Power Station, NYC, December 21, 22 & 23, 1992
Wiggin'
Ain't She Sweet
That's Right
Something I Dreamed Last Night
Celia
Hoagie Meat
Cupcake
Just A Tadd
Glad To Be Unhappy
Me And My Baby

1993 (age 30)

The Benny Green Trio - Blue Notes  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5553)

Benny Green, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Carl Allen, drums.
The Power Station, NYC, April 16 & 17, 1993
The Sidewinder
Tokyo Blues
Cool Struttin'
Song For My Father
Watermelon Man
The Preacher
Softly, As In The Morning Sunrise
Moanin'
Doodlin'
Blues March
** also issued on somethin'else (J) TOCJ-68043.

1994

Benny Green - The Place To Be  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 29268 2 5)

Benny Green, piano; Christian McBride, bass #1-3,5-8,10,12; Kenny Washington, drums #1-3,5-7,10,12; with Byron Stripling, trumpet #1,3,5; Delfeayo Marsalis, trombone #1,3,5; John Clark, French horn #1,3,5; Herb Besson, tuba #1,3,5; Jerry Dodgion, flute, alto flute, alto sax #1,3,5; Gary Smulyan, baritone sax #1,3,5; Bob Belden, arranger #1,3,5.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 22 & 23, 1994
1.Nice Pants
2.Playmate
3.I Want To Talk About You
4.The Place To Be
5.I Felt That
6.Pensativa
7.One Of Another Kind
8.Which Came First?
9.Noreen's Nocturne
10.Concertina
11.The Gravy Waltz
12.The Folks Who Live On The Hill

1996

Benny Green - Kaleidoscope  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 52037 2 5)

Antonio Hart, alto sax #1,2,7,9; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax #5,8; Benny Green, piano; Russell Malone, guitar #1-3,5-7,9; Ron Carter, bass #1-7,9; Lewis Nash, drums #1-3,5,7,9.
Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, June 5 & 6, 1996
1.Kaleidoscope (take 1)
2.Thursday's Lullaby
3.The Sexy Mexy
4.Patience
5.Central Park South
6.My Girl Bill
7.Apricot
8.You're My Melody
9.Kaleidoscope (take 2)

1997

Oscar Peterson, Benny Green - Oscar And Benny  (Telarc CD-83406)

Benny Green, Oscar Peterson, piano; with Ray Brown, bass; Gregory Hutchinson, drums.
Manta Eastern Sound, Toronto, ON, Canada, September 10 & 11, 1997
For All We Know
When Lights Are Low
Yours Is My Heart Alone
Here's That Rainy Day
The More I See You
Limehouse Blues
Easy Does It
Someday My Prince Will Come
Scrapple From The Apple
Jitterbug Waltz
Barbara's Blues

Benny Green - Funky!  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5592)

Benny Green, piano; Ben Wolfe, bass; Karriem Riggins, drums.
NYC, September, 1997
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
'Dis Here
Golden Earrings
Work Song
Alfie's Theme
The In Crowd
Five Spot After Dark
Cubano Chant
Sugar
Alligator Boogaloo

1999

Benny Green - These Are Soulful Days  (Blue Note 7243 4 99527 2 0)

Benny Green, piano; Russell Malone, guitar; Christian McBride, bass.
Avatar Studios, NYC, January 16 & 17, 1999
Virgo
Bellarosa
Summer Nights
Punjab
These Are Soulful Days
Ernie's Tune
Hocus-Pocus
Come On Home

2000

Benny Green - Naturally  (Telarc CD-83498)

Benny Green, piano; Russell Malone, guitar #2-5,7,8; Christian McBride, bass #2-5,7,8.
Clinton Recording Studios, Studio B, NYC, January 16 & 17, 2000
1.Love You Madly
2.Naturally
3.Pittsburgh Brethen
4.Captain Hook
5.Grooveyard
6.Learnin'The Blues
7.Russelln'
8.Beg Your Parlan
9.Lester Left Town

Various Artists - A Jazz Piano Christmas From NPR  (NPR Classics 0013)

Benny Green, piano; and others.
broadcast "National Public Radio", circa 2000
What Child Is This

2001

Benny Green - Green's Blues  (Telarc CD-83539)

Benny Green, piano.
Ambient Recording Studio, Stamford, CT, January 22-24, 2001
I've Heard That Song Before
I Wish You Love
Someone To Watch Over Me
You Make Me Feel So Young
Just You, Just Me
Green's Blues
Green Eyes
Misty
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Ain't Misbehavin'
It Don't Mean A Thing
I Got It Bad

Kenny Barron, Bill Charlap, Benny Green, Fred Hersch, Marian McPartland, George Shearing - The Richard Rodgers Centennial Jazz Piano Album  (Broadway Cares BC 1001)

Benny Green, piano.: same personnel.
Stamford, CT, May-July, 2001
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Manhattan

2002

Benny Green, Russell Malone - Jazz At The Bistro  (Telarc CD-83560)

Benny Green, piano; Russell Malone, guitar.
"Jazz At The Bistro", St. Louis, MO, June 28 & 29, 2002
Ask Me Now
Tale Of The Fingers
A Bientot
Sing
When Lights Are Low
Wabash
Killing Me Softly / How Deep Is Your Love?
The Intimacy Of The Blues
Moment's Notice / Lazy Bird
Love Letters
Russell's Introduction
Quiet Girl
Benny's Introduction
Hand-Told Stories
The Intimacy Of The Blues (alternate take)

2003 (age 40)

Benny Green & Russell Malone - Bluebird  (Telarc CD-83604)

Benny Green, piano; Russell Malone, guitar.
NYC, November 16 & 17, 2003
Reunion Blues
It's Alright With Me
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Who Can I Turn To
Love For Sale
Flowers For Emmett Till
Bluebirld
Feel Like Makin' Love
Passport
Moonglow
Where Is The Love
Wheatland

2010

Benny Green - Source  (Jazz Legacy Productions JLP 1001014)

Benny Green, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.
Alleycat Studio, South Orange, NJ, November-December, 2010
Blue Minor
Way 'Cross Town
I Waited For You
Little T
Cool Green
Tempus Fugi
Park Avenue Petite
Chant
Born To Be Blue
Opus De Funk

2012

Benny Green - Magic Beans  (Sunnyside SSC 1338)

Benny Green, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, April 23 & 24, 2012
Benny's Crib
Kenny Drew
Flying Saucer
Jackie McLean
Vanished
Harold Land
Magic Beans
Paraphrase
La Portuguesa
Further Away