Branford Marsalis Discography

1983 (age 23)

Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Ron Carter, bass; Marvin Smith, drums.
RCA Studio A, NYC, April 18 & 19 & November 28 & 29, 1983
No Backstage PassColumbia FC 38951
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-
* Columbia FC 38951, CK 38951   Branford Marsalis - Scenes In The City

1986

Branford Marsalis Quartet

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 HeavenColumbia FC 40363
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-
* Columbia FC 40363, CK 40363   Branford Marsalis - Royal Garden Blues

Branford Marsalis Quartet

Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Tony Williams, drums.
RCA Studio A, NYC, December 31, 1986
The PeacocksColumbia FC 40711
* Columbia FC 40711, CK 40711   Branford Marsalis - Renaissance

1987

Branford Marsalis Quartet

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. ThomasColumbia FC 40711
* Columbia FC 40711, CK 40711   Branford Marsalis - Renaissance

Branford Marsalis Quartet

Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano; Bob Hurst, bass; Tony Williams, drums.: same personnel.
Paramount Stage M, Los Angeles, CA, January 26-28, 1987
Just One Of Those ThingsColumbia FC 40711
Lament-
Love Stone-
Citadel-
The Wrath (Structured Burnout)-
* Columbia FC 40711, CK 40711   Branford Marsalis - Renaissance

Branford Marsalis Quartet

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 NoColumbia OC 44055
Crescent City-
Broadway Fools-
LonJellis-
I Thought About You-
Lonely Woman-
Steep's Theme-
Yesterday'sColumbia CK 44055
Crepuscule With Nellie-
* Columbia OC 44055, CK 44055   Branford Marsalis - Random Abstract

1988

Branford Marsalis Trio

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 EdwardColumbia CX2 44199, CK 44199
2.The Nearness Of You-
3.Three Little Words-
4.Makin' Whoopee-
5.UMMG-
6.Gutbucket Steepy-
7.Doxy-
8.Makin' Whoopee (Reprise)-
9.StardustColumbia CX2 44199
10.PeaceColumbia CX2 44199, CK 44199
11.Random Abstract (Tain's Rampage)-
* Columbia CX2 44199   Branford Marsalis - Trio Jeepy
* Columbia CK 44199   Branford Marsalis - Trio Jeepy

1990 (age 30)

Branford Marsalis Quartet

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
SpartacusColumbia C 46072
The Dark Knight-
Wolverine-
Mr. Steepee-
Rose Petals-
Random Abstract (Diddle-It)-
The Ballad Of Chet Kincaid-
* Columbia C 46072, CK 46072   Branford Marsalis Quartet - Crazy People Music

The Branford Marsalis Quartet Featuring Terence Blanchard

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 BluesColumbia CK 46792
Say Hey-
Knocked Out The Box-
Again, Never-
Mo' Better Blues-
Pop Top 40-
Beneath The Underdog-
Jazz Thing-
Harlem Blues (Acapulco Version)-
* Columbia CK 46792   The Branford Marsalis Quartet Featuring Terence Blanchard - Music From Mo' Better Blues

1991

Branford Marsalis Trio

Branford Marsalis, sax; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; with special guests: Wynton Marsalis, trumpet #5; Courtney Pine, tenor sax #7.
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 AboutColumbia C 46990
2.The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born-
3.Xavier's LairColumbia CK 46990
4.Cain & AbelColumbia C 46990
5.Citizen Tain-
6.Gilligan's Isle-
7.Dewey BabyColumbia CK 46990
8.Beat's RemarkColumbia C 46990
* Columbia C 46990, CK 46990   Branford Marsalis Trio - The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

Branford Marsalis Trio

Branford Marsalis, tenor, sopranino sax; Robert Hurst, stand up bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.
"Indiana University Auditorium", Bloomington, IN, September 23, 1991
Xavier's LairColumbia C2 52461
Everything Happens To Me-
The Beautiful Ones-
Citizen Tain-
Friday The 13th-
Roused About-
* Columbia C2 52461, CK 52461   Branford Marsalis - Bloomington

1992

Branford Marsalis

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) BluesColumbia C 46083
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-
Dwight Andrews, musical consultant, conductor; Roscoe Carroll, Charles Dutton, Carl Gordon, Thomas Hollis, Branford Marsalis, vocals.
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-
* Columbia C 46083, CK 46083   Branford Marsalis - I Heard You Twice The First Time

1995

Ellis & Branford Marsalis

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

1996

Branford Marsalis Trio

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 KeysColumbia CK 67876
2.Hesitation-
3.A Thousand Autumns-
4.Sentinel-
5.Lykief-
6.Judas Iscariot-
7.Blutain-
8.Schott Happens-
* Columbia CK 67876   Branford Marsalis Trio - The Dark Keys

1998

Branford Marsalis Quartet

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
DoctoneColumbia CK 69655
Trieste-
A Thousand Autumns-
Lykief-
Bullworth-
Elysium-
Cassandra-
16th St. Baptist Church-
* Columbia CK 69655   Branford Marsalis Quartet - Requiem

1999

Branford Marsalis Quartet

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 CreaseColumbia CK 63850
Requiem-
Elysium-
Cheek To Cheek-
Tain Mutiny-
Ayanna-
Countronious Rex-
* Columbia CK 63850   Branford Marsalis - Contemporary Jazz