Branford Marsalis Catalog

1983 (age 23)

Branford Marsalis - Scenes In The City  (Columbia FC 38951)

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Ron Carter, bass; Marvin Smith, drums.

RCA Studio A, NYC, April 18 & 19 & November 28 & 29, 1983

No Backstage Pass

John Longo, trumpet; Robin Eubanks, trombone; Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Marvin Smith, drums; Wendell Pierce, narrator; + Branford Marsalis, Jeffrey Watts, voices; + Ed Williams, radio announcer; + Le Figaro Cafe in Greenwich Village, Bernard Bodo, owner, cafe ambiance.

Scenes In The City

Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Marvin Smith, drums.

Solstice

Branford Marsalis, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Charnett Moffett, bass; Jeffrey Watts, drums.

Waiting For Tain

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Marvin Smith, drums.

No Sidestepping

Branford Marsalis, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Phil Bowler, bass; Jeffrey Watts, drums.

Parable

** also released on Columbia CK 38951.

1986

Branford Marsalis - Royal Garden Blues  (Columbia FC 40363)

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Ellis Marsalis, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums.

RCA Studio A, NYC, March 18-20, 1986;
RCA Studio A, NYC, July 2, 1986

Swingin' At The Heaven

Branford Marsalis, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Charnett Moffett, bass; Tain, drums.

Dienda

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Larry Willis, piano; Charnett Moffett, bass; Tain, drums.

Strike Up The Band

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tain, drums.

Emanon

Branford Marsalis, soprano sax; Larry Willis, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Al Foster, drums.

Royal Garden Blues

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Larry Willis, piano; Ira Coleman, bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums.

Shadows

Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Charnett Moffett, bass; Tain, drums.

The Wrath Of Tain

** also released on Columbia CK 40363.

Branford Marsalis - Renaissance  (Columbia FC 40711)

Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

RCA Studio A, NYC, December 31, 1986

The Peacocks

Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Bob Hurst, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

"Concerts By The Sea", Redondo Beach, CA, January 25, 1987

St. Thomas

same personnel.

Paramount Stage M, Los Angeles, CA, January 26-28, 1987

Just One Of Those Things
Lament
Love Stone
Citadel
The Wrath (Structured Burnout)

** also released on Columbia CK 40711.

1987

Branford Marsalis - Random Abstract  (Columbia OC 44055)

Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Delbert Felix, bass; Lewis Nash, drums.

Sound City Studios, Tokyo, Japan, August 12 & 13, 1987

Yes And No
Crescent City
Broadway Fools
LonJellis
I Thought About You
Lonely Woman
Steep's Theme

** also released on Columbia CK 44055.

Branford Marsalis - Random Abstract  (Columbia CK 44055)

Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Delbert Felix, bass; Lewis Nash, drums.: same session.

Sound City Studios, Tokyo, Japan, August 12 & 13, 1987

Yesterday's
Crepuscule With Nellie

** originally released as Columbia OC 44055 + 2 bonus tracks.

1988

Branford Marsalis - Trio Jeepy  (Columbia CX2 44199)

Branford Marsalis as Steep, sax; Milt Hinton as Judge, bass #1-6,8,9; Delbert Felix as Delby, bass #7,10,11; Jeff Watts as Tain, drums.

Astoria Studios, Queens, NY, January 3 & 4, 1988

1.Housed From Edward
2.The Nearness Of You
3.Three Little Words
4.Makin' Whoopee
5.UMMG
6.Gutbucket Steepy
7.Doxy
8.Makin' Whoopee (Reprise)
9.Stardust
10.Peace
11.Random Abstract (Tain's Rampage)

1990 (age 30)

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Crazy People Music  (Columbia C 46072)

Branford Marsalis (Steep), tenor, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland (Doctone), piano; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

RCA Studio A, NYC, January 10, February 18 & March 1, 1990

Spartacus
The Dark Knight
Wolverine
Mr. Steepee
Rose Petals
Random Abstract (Diddle-It)
The Ballad Of Chet Kincaid

** also released on Columbia CK 46072.

The Branford Marsalis Quartet Featuring Terence Blanchard - Music From Mo' Better Blues  (Columbia CK 46792)

Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff 'Tain' Watts, drums; featuring Terence Blanchard, trumpet.

RCA Studios, NYC & Sound On Sound, NYC, released July 31, 1990

Harlem Blues
Say Hey
Knocked Out The Box
Again, Never
Mo' Better Blues
Pop Top 40
Beneath The Underdog
Jazz Thing
Harlem Blues (Acapulco Version)

1991

Branford Marsalis Trio - The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born  (Columbia C 46990)

Branford Marsalis, sax; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; with special guests: Wynton Marsalis, trumpet #4.

CTS Studio A, Wembley, England, May 16-18, 1991;
Mastersound Studios, Astoria, NY, June 13, 1991;
RCA Studio B, NYC, June 24, 1991

1.Roused About
2.The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
3.Cain & Abel
4.Citizen Tain
5.Gilligan's Isle
6.Beat's Remark

** also released on Columbia CK 46990.

Branford Marsalis Trio - The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born  (Columbia CK 46990)

Branford Marsalis, sax; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; with special guests: Courtney Pine, tenor sax #2.

CTS Studio A, Wembley, England, May 16-18, 1991;
Mastersound Studios, Astoria, NY, June 13, 1991;
RCA Studio B, NYC, June 24, 1991

1.Xavier's Lair
2.Dewey Baby

** originally released as Columbia C 46990 + 2 bonus tracks.

Branford Marsalis - Bloomington  (Columbia C2 52461)

Branford Marsalis, tenor, sopranino sax; Robert Hurst, stand up bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

"Indiana University Auditorium", Bloomington, IN, September 23, 1991

Xavier's Lair
Everything Happens To Me
The Beautiful Ones
Citizen Tain
Friday The 13th
Roused About

** also released on Columbia CK 52461.

1992

Branford Marsalis - I Heard You Twice The First Time  (Columbia C 46083)

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; Patrick Smith, brother; Dave Kennedy, cab driver; Daryl Cornutt, suitable passenger.

Evergreen Studio A, Burbank, CA, Fantasy Studio A, Berkeley, CA, Ocean Way Recording, Los Angeles, CA, Signet Sound, Hollywood, CA, RCA Studio A, NYC, Sound On Sound, NYC, Sync Sound, NYC, Soundtrack, NYC & Behrlman Elemantary School, New Orleans, LA;
The Power Station, NYC, released September 8, 1992

Brother Trying To Catch A Cab (On The East Side) Blues

Branford Marsalis, alto sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; B.B. King, guitar, vocals; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

B.B.'s Blues

Branford Marsalis, soprano sax; Russell Malone, guitar; Reginald Veal, bass; Herlin "Homey" Riley, drums.

Rib Tip Johnson

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; John Lee Hooker, guitar, vocals; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

Mabel

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; David Sagher, trombone; Branford Marsalis, soprano sax; Wessell Anderson, alto sax; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

Sidney In Da Haus

Roscoe Carroll, Charles Dutton, Carl Gordon, Thomas Hollis, Branford Marsalis, vocals; Dwight Andrews, musical consultant, conductor.

Berta, Berta

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

Stretto From The Ghetto

Branford Marsalis, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

Dance Of The Hei Gui

Earl Gardner, trumpet; Delfeayo Marsalis, trombone; Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Joe Louis Walker, solo guitar, lead guitar; T-Blade, rhythm guitar; Robert Hurst, bass; Bernard Purdie, drums; Linda Hopkins, vocals.

The Road You Choose

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

Simi Valley Blues

** also released on Columbia CK 46083.

1995

Ellis & Branford Marsalis - Loved Ones  (Columbia CK 67369)

Branford Marsalis, sax #2,3,5,6,8,9,11-13; Ellis Marsalis, piano.

Mastersound Astoria Studio A, Queens, NY, August 14 & September 11, 1995

1.Delilah (Delilah's Theme)
2.Maria
3.Lulu's Back In Town
4.Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable To Have Lunch Today)
5.Angelica
6.Stella By Starlight
7.Louise
8.Bess You Is My Woman (From "Porgy And Bess")
9.Liza
10.Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
11.Laura
12.Alice In Wonderland
13.Sweet Lorraine
14.Dear Dolores

1996

Branford Marsalis Trio - The Dark Keys  (Columbia CK 67876)

Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Reginald Veal, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; with special guests: Kenny Garrett, alto sax #6; Joe Lovano, tenor sax #4.

The Music Hall Theatre, Tarrytown, NY, July 31-August 2, 1996

1.The Dark Keys
2.Hesitation
3.A Thousand Autumns
4.Sentinel
5.Lykief
6.Judas Iscariot
7.Blutain
8.Schott Happens

1998

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Requiem  (Columbia CK 69655)

Branford Marsalis, sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Eric Revis, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

Music Hall Theater, Tarrytown, NY, August 17-20 & December 9-10, 1998

Doctone
Trieste
A Thousand Autumns
Lykief
Bullworth
Elysium
Cassandra
16th St. Baptist Church

1999

Branford Marsalis - Contemporary Jazz  (Columbia CK 63850)

Branford Marsalis, sax; Joey Calderazzo, piano; Eric Revis, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

Bearsville Sound Studios, Studio A, Bearsville, NY, December 1-4, 1999

In The Crease
Requiem
Elysium
Cheek To Cheek
Tain Mutiny
Ayanna
Countronious Rex