Blue Note Records Discography: 1995-1996

1995

Kevin Hays Sextet

Steve Hall (tenor sax) Seamus Blake (tenor, soprano sax) Kevin Hays (piano, Fender Rhodes) Doug Weiss (bass) Billy Hart (drums) Daniel Sadownick (percussion)
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, January 21 & 22, 1995
DaybreakBlue Note 7243 8 32491 2 1
Early Evening-
Go Round-
When I Wake-
The Run-
Sutra-
Quiet-
Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper)-
Sutra (Reprise)-
* Blue Note 7243 8 32491 2 1   Kevin Hays - Go Round

Sonny Fortune Quartet/Septet/Trio/Sextet

Jerry Gonzalez (flugelhorn -3, trumpet -7, trumpet, congas -9) Robin Eubanks (trombone -3,7,9) Sonny Fortune (soprano sax, flute -1, alto sax -2,4,6/8, alto flute -3, flute -5, soprano sax -9) Kenny Barron (piano) Wayne Dockery (bass) Ronnie Burrage (drums -1,9) Billy Hart (drums -2/4,6/8) Steve Berrios (percussion -3,9)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 20 & 21, 1995
1.Mind GamesBlue Note 7243 8 32799 2 0
2.Laying It Down-
3.Awakening-
4.A Swing Touch-
5.Never Again Is Such A Long Time-
6.It Ain't What It Was-
7.It's A Bird-
8.Tribute To A Holiday-
9.Long Before Our Mothers Cried-
* Blue Note 7243 8 32799 2 0   Sonny Fortune - A Better Understanding

Don Pullen And The African-Brazilian Connection

Don Pullen (piano) and The African-Brazilian Connection: Carlos Ward (alto sax) J.T. Lewis (drums) Mor Thiam (African percussion) featuring Joseph Bowie (trombone) Santi Debriano (bass) Chief Cliff Singers: Mike Kenmille (lead vocals) Arleen Adams, Francis Auld, Gina Big Beaver, Clayton Burke, Clifford Burke, Kenny Lozeau (vocals, drums)
The Power Station, NYC, March 8 & 9, 1995
The Eagle Staff Is FirstBlue Note 7243 8 32800 2 5
Common Ground-
River Song-
Reservation Blues-
Message In Smoke-
Resting On The Road-
Reprise: Still Here-
* Blue Note 7243 8 32800 2 5   Don Pullen - Sacred Common Ground

Cassandra Wilson

Graham Haynes (cornet) Chris Whitley (resophonic guitar) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
The Turtle Creek Barn, Bearsville, NY, April 18-26, 1995;
Sound On Sound, NYC, May 3-5, 1995
Strange FruitBlue Note (G) 8 37183 1, 7243 8 32861 2 6
Lawrence 'Butch' Morris (cornet) Brandon Ross (acoustic guitar, octave guitar) Kevin Breit (acoustic guitar, resophonic guitar) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Dougie Bowne (floor tom) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
Love Is Blindness-
Brandon Ross (acoustic guitar) Kevin Breit (acoustic guitar, resophonic guitar) Dougie Bowne (drums) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
Solomon Sang-
Cyro Baptista (Jew's harp, percussion) Kevin Breit (tenor banjo, electric guitar) Brandon Ross (acoustic guitar) Mark Anthony Peterson (bass) Dougie Bowne (drums, percussion) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
Death Letter-
Gib Wharton (pedal steel guitar) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Dougie Bowne (drums) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
Skylark-
Brandon Ross (octave guitar) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Cassandra Wilson (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Find Him-
Brandon Ross (acoustic guitar) Charlie Burnham (violin) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Dougie Bowne (drums) Kevin Breit (Irish bozouki) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry-
Brandon Ross (acoustic guitar) Kevin Breit (electric guitar) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Dougie Bowne (drums, vibes) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
Last Train To Clarksville-
Tony Cedras (accordion) Brandon Ross (acoustic guitar, octave guitar) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Jeff Haynes (bongos) Cyro Baptista (shakers) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
Until-
Brandon Ross (acoustic guitar) Charlie Burnham (violin) Cyro Baptista, Jeff Haynes (percussion) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
A Little Warm Death-
Gary Breit (Hammond B-3 organ) Kevin Breit (electric lead guitar) Brandon Ross (electric rhythm guitar) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
Memphis-
Brandon Ross (acoustic guitar) Kevin Breit (resophonic guitar) Mark Anthony Peterson (bass) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Cassandra Wilson (vocals) Dougie Bowne (whistling, lampshades) The Peepers (background vocal group)
Harvest Moon-
Brandon Ross (octave guitar) Cyro Baptista (pans) Dougie Bowne (washtub, ashtray) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
32-20Blue Note (G) 8 37183 1, (Eu) 7243 8 37183 2 0
Kevin Breit (high strung guitar, octave guitar) Brandon Ross (octave guitar, nylon string guitar) Dougie Bowne (drums) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Cassandra Wilson (vocals)
Moon RiverBlue Note (J) TOCJ-5996
* Blue Note 7243 8 32861 2 6, (Eu) 7243 8 37183 2 0, (J) TOCJ-5996   Cassandra Wilson - New Moon Daughter
* Blue Note (G) 8 37183 1   Cassandra Wilson - New Moon Daughter

Max Roach And The So What Brass Quintet

Cecil Bridgewater, Frank Gordon (trumpet) Steve Turre (trombone) Marshall Sealy (French horn) Robert Stewart (tuba) Max Roach (drums)
Sound On Sound, NYC, October 5, 1995
Ghost DanceBlue Note 7243 8 34813 2
* Blue Note 7243 8 34813 2   Max Roach With The New Orchestra Of Boston And The So What Brass Quintet

Renee Rosnes Sextet

Nicholas Payton (trumpet) Chris Potter (tenor, soprano sax, alto flute) Renee Rosnes (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Al Foster (drums) Don Alias (percussion)
The Power Station, NYC, October 9 & 10, 1995
Upa NeguinhoBlue Note 7243 8 34634 2 8, 7243 5 26584 2 8
The Sounds Around The HouseBlue Note 7243 8 34634 2 8
Intuition-
The Ache Of Absence-
Ancestors-
Lifewish-
The Gift-
Chasing Spirits-
* Blue Note 7243 8 34634 2 8   Renee Rosnes - Ancestors
* Blue Note 7243 5 26584 2 8   Renee Rosnes - With A Little Help From My Friends

1996

The Blue Note All Stars

Tim Hagans (trumpet) Greg Osby (alto sax) Javon Jackson (tenor sax) Kevin Hays (piano) Essiet Essiet (bass) Bill Stewart (drums)
Sear Sound, NYC, January 8 & 9, 1996
A Caddy For DaddyBlue Note 7243 8 37731 2 1
Our Trip-
Free Hop-
Nex Time Not-
Think Before You Think-
Theodore-
Splash-
Naaman-
Kae-
Twist And Out-
* Blue Note 7243 8 37731 2 1   The Blue Note All Stars - Blue Spirit

Greg Osby's Group

Greg Osby (alto, soprano sax) Bryan Carrott (vibes) James Williams (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums) with Robin Eubanks (trombone) Cleave Guyton (flute, alto flute, tenor sax) Alex Harden (bass clarinet) Darrell Grant (additional piano) Marvin Sewell (acoustic guitar)
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, February 10-14, 1996
Miss D'MeenaBlue Note 7243 8 37319 2 3
Mood For Thought-
I Didn't Know About You-
2nd Born To Freedom-
Dialectical Interchange-
Art Forum-
Don't Explain-
Half Moon Step-
Perpetuity-
* Blue Note 7243 8 37319 2 3   Greg Osby - Art Forum

Erik Truffaz Quintet

Erik Truffaz (trumpet, flugelhorn) Cyrille Bugnon (alto, tenor sax) Patrick Muller (piano) Marcello Giuliani (bass) Marc Erbetta (drums)
Studio Village, Montpellier, France, February, 1996
Down TownBlue Note (F) 7243 8 55855 2 4
Out Of A Dream-
Beaute Bleue-
Wet In Paris-
Porta Camollia-
Indigo-
Saisir-
Elegie-
Samara-
Up Town-
* Blue Note (F) 7243 8 55855 2 4   Erik Truffaz - Out Of A Dream

Erik Truffaz Quartet

Erik Truffaz (trumpet, flugelhorn) Patrick Muller (piano) Marcello Giuliani (bass) Marc Erbetta (drums)
Studio Valesco, Geneva, Switzerland, February, 1996
BettyBlue Note (F) 7243 8 55855 2 4, (F) 5 27472 1
* Blue Note (F) 5 27472 1, (F) 7243 5 27472 2   Erik Truffaz - The Mask
* Blue Note (F) 7243 8 55855 2 4   Erik Truffaz - Out Of A Dream

Sonny Fortune Sextet/Quartet/Quintet/Septet

Eddie Henderson (trumpet -1,3,8) Sonny Fortune (alto sax) Joe Lovano (tenor sax -1,6,8) John Hicks (piano) Santi Debriano (bass) Jeff "Train" Watts (drums) Steve Berrios (percussion -3,8)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 11 & 12, 1996
1.Glue FingersBlue Note 7243 8 38098 2 0
2.This Side Of Infinity-
3.From Now On-
4.Come In Out Of The Rain-
5.Suspension-
6.On Second And Fifth-
7.Gift Of Love-
8.Thoughts-
* Blue Note 7243 8 38098 2 0   Sonny Fortune - From Now On

Us3

Dominic Glover, Alexander Pope Norris (trumpet) Dennis Rollins (trombone) Ed Jones (soprano, tenor sax) Mike Williams (alto sax) Mike Smith, Steve Williamson (tenor sax) Gherardo Catanzaro (piano) Jonathan Gee (melodica) Tim Vine, Gareth Williams (electric piano) Geoff Wilkinson (samples, programs) Tony Remy (guitar) KCB, Shabaam Sahdeeq (rap)
Studio M & Konk, London, England, April-July, 1996
IntroBlue Note B1-30027
Come On Everybody (Get Down)-
Caught Up In A Struggle-
True To The Game-
Snakes-
I'm Thinking About Your Body-
Grand Groove-
Nowadays-
Sheep-
Doin' A Crime-
Recognise And Realise-
Time And Space-
Soul Brother-
Hymn For Her-
Come On Everybody (Get Down) (Album Mix)Blue Note 7243 8 58610 2
Come On Everybody (Get Down) (Youth In Asia Remix)-
Come On Everybody (Get Down) (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix)-
Come On Everybody (Get Down) (Radio Edit)-
Come On Everybody (Get Down) (Tunnel Remix)-
Come On Everybody (Get Down) (Rickydy Raw Mix)-
Come On Everybody (Get Down) (Peppermint Lounge Remix)-
I'm Thinking About Your Body (Radio Edit)Blue Note 7243 8 58662 2
I'm Thinking About Your Body (Blacksmith Remix (Edit))-
I'm Thinking About Your Body (Neck Snappin' Mix)-
I'm Thinking About Your Body (Finger Snappin' Mix)-
I'm Thinking About Your Body (K.M.A. Conclusion Mix)-
I'm Thinking About Your Body (Album Mix)-
* Blue Note B1-30027, 7243 8 30027 2   Us3 - Broadway And 52nd
* Blue Note 7243 8 58610 2   Us3 - Come On Everybody (Get Down)
* Blue Note 7243 8 58662 2   Us3 - I'm Thinking About Your Body

Charlie Hunter Quartet

Calder Spanier (alto sax) Kenny Brooks (tenor sax) Charlie Hunter (guitar) Scott Amendola (drums)
Mobious Music, San Francisco, CA, May, 1996
Lively Up YourselfBlue Note (E) 8 52420 1
No Woman, No Cry-
Them Belly Full-
Rebel Music-
So Jah Seh-
Natty Dread-
Bend Down Low-
Talkin' Blues-
Revolution-
* Blue Note (E) 8 52420 1   Charlie Hunter - Natty Dread

Benny Green Quintet/Quartet/Duo/Trio

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

Kevin Hays Trio

Kevin Hays (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, December 21 & 22, 1996
AguaBlue Note 7243 8 55817 2 4
Andalucia (The Breeze And I)-
And I Love Her-
That's All-
Mind-
Chickory Stick-
Hart-
Break-
Einbahnstrasse-
Con Alma-
* Blue Note 7243 8 55817 2 4   Kevin Hays - Andalucia