Buddy DeFranco Catalog

1949 (age 26)

Lennie Tristano, Buddy DeFranco, Bill Harris - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 14 - Crosscurrents  (Capitol M-11060)

Paul Cohen, Jack Eagle, Bernie Glow, James Pupa, trumpet; Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson, trombone; Bart Varsalona, bass trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Lee Konitz, Frank Socolow, alto sax; Al Cohn, Jerry Sanfino, tenor sax; Serge Chaloff, baritone sax; Gene DiNovi, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Irv Kluger, drums.
NYC, April 23, 1949
3769A Bird In Igor's Yard
3770This Time The Dream's On Me
Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Teddy Charles, vibes; Harvey Leonard, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Bob Carter, bass; Max Roach, drums.
NYC, August 24, 1949
4276Aishie

Various Artists - Classics In Jazz - Small Combos  (Capitol H-322)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Teddy Charles, vibes; Harvey Leonard, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Bob Carter, bass; Max Roach, drums.: same session.
NYC, August 24, 1949
4272Bud's Invention
** also issued on Capitol (E) LC 6363.

Various Artists - Classics In Jazz - Cool And Quiet  (Capitol T-371)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Teddy Charles, vibes; Harvey Leonard, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Bob Carter, bass; Max Roach, drums.: same session.
NYC, August 24, 1949
4273Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
4274Extrovert
4275Good For Nothin' Joe

1951

Buddy DeFranco - Dancing On The Ceiling / Out Of Nowhere  (MGM 10946)

Bernie Glow, Lou Mucci, Al Porcino, trumpet; George Arus, Billy Byers, Fred Zito, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Eddie Caine, Tommy Mace, alto sax; Stan Kosow, Jerry Sanfino, tenor sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax; Jimmy Lyon, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Leonard DeFranco, bass; Morey Feld, drums.
NYC, February 19, 1951
51S57Dancing On The Ceiling
51S58Out Of Nowhere

Buddy DeFranco - Body And Soul / Rumpus Room  (MGM 11007)

Bernie Glow, Lou Mucci, Al Porcino, trumpet; George Arus, Billy Byers, Fred Zito, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Eddie Caine, Tommy Mace, alto sax; Stan Kosow, Jerry Sanfino, tenor sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax; Jimmy Lyon, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Leonard DeFranco, bass; Morey Feld, drums.: same session.
NYC, February 19, 1951
51S59Body And Soul
Bernie Glow, Don Josephs, Dickie Mills, Dale Pierce, trumpet; Frank Lane, Al Robertson, Fred Zito, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Andy Cicalese, Gene Quill, alto sax; Buddy Arnold, Eddie Wasserman, tenor sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax; Teddy Charles, vibes; Teddy Corabi, piano; Bill Anthony, bass; Frank DeVito, drums; Bonnie Richards, vocals.
NYC, March 26, 1951
51S123Rumpus Room

Various Artists - Forty-Eight - Stars Of Jazz  (MGM E 3611)

Bernie Glow, Don Josephs, Dickie Mills, Dale Pierce, trumpet; Frank Lane, Al Robertson, Fred Zito, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Andy Cicalese, Gene Quill, alto sax; Buddy Arnold, Eddie Wasserman, tenor sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax; Teddy Charles, vibes; Teddy Corabi, piano; Bill Anthony, bass; Frank DeVito, drums; Bonnie Richards, vocals.: same session.
NYC, March 26, 1951
51S122King Philip Stomp

Buddy DeFranco - Make Believe / Why Do I Love You  (MGM 11043)

Ed Bagley, Bernie Glow, Mike Shane, Charlie Walp, trumpet; Al Robertson, Chauncey Welsch, Fred Zito, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Gene Quill, Leo Sinisgalli, alto sax; Buddy Arnold, Ben Lary, tenor sax; Vince Ferraro, baritone sax; Teddy Corabi, piano; Buddy Jones, bass; Billy Rule, drums.
NYC, July 22, 1951
51S260Make Believe
51S262Why Do I Love You
** also issued on MGM (E) 449.

Buddy DeFranco - St. Louis Blues / The Closer You Are  (MGM (E) 477)

Ed Bagley, Bernie Glow, Mike Shane, Charlie Walp, trumpet; Al Robertson, Chauncey Welsch, Fred Zito, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Gene Quill, Leo Sinisgalli, alto sax; Buddy Arnold, Ben Lary, tenor sax; Vince Ferraro, baritone sax; Teddy Corabi, piano; Buddy Jones, bass; Billy Rule, drums.: same session.
NYC, July 22, 1951
51S261St. Louis Blues

Buddy DeFranco - The Closer You Are / Too Many Dreams  (MGM 11107)

Stan Fishelson, Dick Sherman, Charlie Walp, trumpet; Billy Byers, Mert Goodspeed, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Gene Quill, Leo Sinisgalli, alto sax; Buddy Arnold, Ben Lary, tenor sax; Vince Ferraro, baritone sax; Teddy Corabi, piano; Sam Herman, guitar; Buddy Jones, bass; Billy Rule, drums; Pat Collins, vocals; Dave Lambert Singers, vocal trio.
NYC, October 14, 1951
51S373The Closer You Are
51S374Too Many Dreams

Buddy DeFranco - Swing Low Sweet Clarinet / Will You Still Be Mine  (MGM 11164)

Stan Fishelson, Dick Sherman, Charlie Walp, trumpet; Billy Byers, Mert Goodspeed, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Gene Quill, Leo Sinisgalli, alto sax; Buddy Arnold, Ben Lary, tenor sax; Vince Ferraro, baritone sax; Teddy Corabi, piano; Sam Herman, guitar; Buddy Jones, bass; Billy Rule, drums; Pat Collins, vocals; Dave Lambert Singers, vocal trio.: same session.
NYC, October 14, 1951
51S375Swing Low Sweet Clarinet
51S376Will You Still Be Mine

1952

Buddy DeFranco Quintet  (MGM (E) EP 618)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Teddy Kotick, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.
NYC, February 27, 1952
52S103Lady Be Good
52S104Buddy's Blues
same personnel.
NYC, March 3, 1952
52S114Pennywhistle Blues

Buddy DeFranco  (MGM E 3396)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Teddy Kotick, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.: same personnel.
NYC, February 27, 1952
52S105Gone With The Wind
52S106Sweet Georgia Brown
same personnel.
NYC, March 3, 1952
52S112Get Happy
52S113Cairo
52S115Samia Shuffle
Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, June 30, 1952
52S3107Just One Of Those Things
52S3108Street Of Dreams
52S3109Carioca
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, July 23, 1952
52S3123The Way You Look Tonight
52S3124Sophisticated Lady
52S3125Lover Come Back To Me
52S3126I Got It Bad

Buddy DeFranco Quartet  (MGM (E) EP 501)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, June 30, 1952
52S3110Easy Living

Buddy DeFranco And Hank D'Amico - Modern Clarinets  (Verve (J) POJJ-15144)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Louis Martinez, congas; unidentified strings, Richard Maltby, arranger, conductor.
NYC, October 2, 1952
52S386Street Scene
52S387Summertime
52S388Kamasutra
52S389Over The Rainbow
Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums; unidentified strings, Richard Maltby, arranger, conductor.
NYC, January, 1953
53S185The Song From Moulin Rouge
53S186Many Are The Times
53S187Lost In The Night
53S188I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

1953 (age 30)

Buddy DeFranco Quartet  (Norgran MGN 1026)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
NYC, April 15, 1953
1208-9Ferdinando
1209-3It Could Happen To You
1210-5Autumn In New York
1211-8Base On Balls
1212-4 | 63VK737Left Field
1213-3Show Eyes
same personnel.
NYC, April 20, 1953
1218-6But Not For Me
1221-1Buddy's Blues
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159 entitled "Mr. Clarinet".

The Buddy DeFranco Quartet  (Norgran EPN 123)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.
NYC, April 15, 1953
1213-?Show Eyes (alternate take)

Buddy DeFranco - Jazz Tones  (Norgran MGN 1068)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.
NYC, April 20, 1953
1219-4When Your Lover Has Gone
1220-3The Things We Did Last Summer
Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
NYC, April 7, 1954
1535-1Jack The Fieldstalker
1538-1If I Should Lose You
1539-1Lover Man
1540-2Tenderly
1541-2Deep Purple
1543-1Yesterdays
** also issued on Verve MGV 8158.

Oscar Peterson Trio And Buddy DeFranco Quartet 1953 Live  (Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2111-2)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
"Blue Note Club", Chicago, IL, May 1, 1953
Somebody Loves Me
The Tthings We Did Last Summer
Cairo
Street Of Dreams
Easy Living

Gerry Mulligan With Chet Baker And Buddy DeFranco  (Gene Norman Presents GNP 56)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Art Blakey, drums; "Sabu" Martinez, congas #6; Herman McCoy's Swing Choir, vocal group.
Los Angeles, CA, June 5, 1953
1. GNP103Handful Of Stars
2. -Star Sapphire
3. -Stella By Starlight
4. GNP104Stairway To The Stars
5. -Star Eyes
6. GNP104 | GNP-EP-112Star Of Africa

Buddy DeFranco - Takes You To The Stars  (Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Herman McCoy's Swing Choir, vocal group.
Los Angeles, CA, June 5, 1953
GNP103It Wasn't The Stars (That Thrilled Me)
** also issued on Vogue (E) LDE 077; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50012.

Buddy DeFranco - The Progressive Mr. DeFranco  (Norgran MGN 1006)

Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Jack Lee, Joe Triscari, trumpet; Hoyt Bohannon, Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson, trombone; George Roberts, bass trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Gus Bivona, Willie Schwartz, alto sax; Jimmy Giuffre, Don Raffell, tenor sax; Marty Berman, baritone sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Wesley Landers, drums; Russ Garcia, Nelson Riddle, arranger.
Los Angeles, CA, September 28 & 29, 1953
1319-6Gold Nugget Sam
1320-5Love Is For The Very Young
1321-4From Here To Eternity
1322-4Punkin'
1323-6Pyramid
1324-1Cornball
Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
NYC, April 7, 1954
1536-3Cable Car
1537-4I Wish I Knew
1542-2Monogram
1544-1Blues In The Closet
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1094; Verve MGV 8182 entitled "Odalisque".

1954

Buddy DeFranco And His Clarinet  (Norgran MGN 1012)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
1868-2Mine
1869-2You Go To My Head
1870-3Gerry's Tune
1871-4Now's The Time
1872-1Autumn Leaves
1873-1Titoro (long version)
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1096; Verve MGV 8183 entitled "Autumn Leaves".

Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #2  (Verve MGV 8195)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.: same session.
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
1873-4Titoro (short version)

Buddy DeFranco - In A Mellow Mood  (Norgran MGN 1079)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 1954
1874-1The Bright One
1875-1Sonny's Idea
1876-1Laura
1877-1Everything Happens To Me
1878-1I'll Remember April
1879-1Willow Weep For Me
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954
1920-1Minor Incident
1921-2A Foggy Day
** also issued on Verve MGV 8169.

Buddy DeFranco - Sweet And Lovely  (Verve MGV 8224)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.: same session.
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954
1922-1What Can I Say Dear
1923-5Moe
Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano, organ; Tal Farlow, guitar #1; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 12, 1955
1. 2425-3Getting A Balance
2. 2426-1That Old Black Magic
Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano, organ; Tal Farlow, guitar; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955
2458-5They Say It's Wonderful
2459-1But Beautiful
2461-1The Nearness Of You

Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 17  (Clef MG VOL.17)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.
"Bushnell Memorial Auditorium", Hartford, CT, September 17, 1954
I'll Remember April
Autumn Leaves
Now's The Time
Air Mail Special
Avalon
It's Only A Paper Moon
Easy Living
** also issued on Verve MG VOL.10 entitled "Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10".

Buddy DeFranco And The Oscar Peterson Quartet  (Verve MGV 8210)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
NYC, October 29, 1954
2026-1Sweet And Lovely
2027-1Fascinating Rhythm
2028-4Love For Sale
2029-1Easy To Love
2030-2Pick Yourself Up
2031-1They Can't Take That Away From Me

Buddy DeFranco, Oscar Peterson - The George Gershwin Song Book  (Norgran MGN 1016)

Harry Betts, Nick DiMaio, Murray McEachern, Dick Noel, Tommy Pederson, trombone; Dick DeRisi, French horn; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Marty Berman, Jack Dumont, Herman Glunker, Jules Jacobs, woodwinds; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Bobby White, drums; unidentified strings, Russ Garcia, arranger, conductor.
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1954
2097-3It Ain't Necessarily So
2098-3'S Wonderful
2099-5Someone To Watch Over Me
2100-2Bess, You Is My Woman Now
2101-5I Want To Stay Here (aka Porgy)
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1954
2102-4Strike Up The Band
2103-2The Man I Love
2104-4I Got Rhythm
2105-1They Can't Take That Away From Me
2106-5I Was Doing All Right
** also issued on Verve MGV 2022.

1955

The Complete Verve Recordings Of The Buddy DeFranco Quartet/Quintet With Sonny Clark  (Mosaic MR5-117)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano, organ; Tal Farlow, guitar; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955
2460-7Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
** also issued on Mosaic MD4-117.

Buddy DeFranco - Cooking The Blues  (Verve MGV 8221)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano, organ; Tal Farlow, guitar; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.: same session.
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955
2462-1How About You
2463-1Little Girl Blue
2464-5Indian Summer
2465-1I Can't Get Started
2466-2Stardust
2467-2Cooking The Blues

1956

The Buddy DeFranco Wailers  (Norgran MGN 1085)

Harry Edison, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Bob Stone, bass; Bobby White, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, May 21, 1956
2790-2Cheek To Cheek
2791-4A Fine Romance
2792-5Perfidia
2793-6How Long Has This Been Going On
2794-5I Won't Dance
2795-2Angel Eyes
2796-1Moonlight On The Ganges
2797-5Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
2798-2Sweets Blues
** also issued on Verve MGV 8175.

Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase  (Verve MGV 2033)

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Howard Roberts, guitar; unidentified brass, reeds, rhythm and strings, Russ Garcia, director.
Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1956
2960-5Come Rain Or Come Shine
2961-9Autumn In New York
2962-4Makin' Whoopee
2963-4Mad About The Boy
2964-4Speak Low
2965-3In The Still Of The Night
same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 1956
2966-5Almost Like Being In Love
2967-2Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
2968-3Who Cares
2969-9Have You Met Miss Jones
2970-1That Old Devil Moon
2971-7Heat Wave
** originally intended as Norgran MGN 1104.

1957

Buddy DeFranco Plays Benny Goodman  (Verve MGV 2089)

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Georgie Auld, tenor sax; Victor Feldman, vibes; Carl Perkins, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Stan Levey, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 29, 1957
21800-4Benny's Bugle
21801-2A Smooth One
21802-11Air Mail Special
21805-6Goodbye
21806-5Seven Come Eleven
same personnel.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 1957
21812-6Medley: Sweet Lorraine / Body And Soul / Memories Of You
Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Georgie Auld, tenor sax; Larry Bunker, vibes; Carl Perkins, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Bob Neel, drums.
21815-7Rose Room

Buddy DeFranco - Wholly Cats  (Verve MGV 8375)

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Georgie Auld, tenor sax; Victor Feldman, vibes; Carl Perkins, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Stan Levey, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 29, 1957
21803-1More Than You Know
21804-2Wholly Cats
Ray Linn, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 1957
21831-3All The Things You Are
21833-2Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
21834-1I Surrender, Dear
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6150.

Buddy DeFranco - Closed Session  (Verve MGV 8382)

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Georgie Auld, tenor sax; Victor Feldman, vibes; Carl Perkins, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Stan Levey, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 1957
21807-7Don't Be That Way
21808-5After You've Gone
21813-11Limehouse Blues
21814-2Medley: Poor Butterfly / Where Or When / These Foolish Things
Ray Linn, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Paul Smith, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Milt Holland, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 1957
21817-6My Blue Heaven
Ray Linn, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 1957
21824-5'S Wonderful
21826-6Temptation
21827-5Night And Day
21832-6Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6165.

Buddy DeFranco - I Hear Benny Goodman And Artie Shaw  (Verve MGV 2108)

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Georgie Auld, tenor sax; Victor Feldman, vibes; Carl Perkins, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Stan Levey, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 1957
21809-9The Sheik Of Araby
21810-2Flying Home
21811-4Soft Winds
Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Georgie Auld, tenor sax; Larry Bunker, vibes; Carl Perkins, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Bob Neel, drums.
21816-2Oh, Lady Be Good
Ray Linn, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Paul Smith, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Milt Holland, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 1957
21819-3Cross Your Heart
Ray Linn, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Paul Smith, piano; Howard Roberts, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Milt Holland, drums.
21821-2Medley: Dancing In The Dark / Moonglow / Time On My Hands
21822-11Indian Love Call
** originally intended as Verve MGV 8279.
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6032.

Buddy DeFranco Plays Artie Shaw  (Verve MGV 2090)

Ray Linn, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Paul Smith, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Milt Holland, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 1957
21818-1Stardust
21820-2Frenesi
Ray Linn, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Paul Smith, piano; Howard Roberts, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Milt Holland, drums.
21823-3Summit Ridge Drive
Ray Linn, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 1957
21825-7My Heart Stood Still
21828-6Keeping Myself For You
21829-3Medley: It Could Happen To You / I Cover The Waterfront / Someone To Watch Over Me
21830-2Concerto For Clarinet

1958

Buddy DeFranco - Generalissimo  (Verve MGV 8363)

Harry Edison, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Bob Hardaway, tenor sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Curtis Counce, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, April 2, 1958
22188-1Sunday
22189-5Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
22190-15Tea For Two
22191-1Medley: 'Round Midnight / You Don't Know What Love Is / How Can We Be Wrong / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Yesterdays
22192-4Blue Lou
22193Funky's Uncle
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6132.

Buddy DeFranco And His Septette - Live Date!  (Verve MGV 8383)

Herbie Mann, flute, tenor sax, bass clarinet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Pete Jolly, piano, accordion; Victor Feldman, piano, vibes; Barney Kessel, guitar; Scott LaFaro, bass; Frank DeVito, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, April 4, 1958
22200-4Oh, Lady Be Good!
22201-3Satin Doll
22203-7My Funny Valentine
22204-7Blues For Space Travelers
22205-4Ballad Medley: I'm Glad There Is You / There's No You / These Foolish Things
22206-1Tin Reeed Blues
22207-4Crazy Rhythm
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6166.

Buddy DeFranco And His Music - Bravura  (Verve MGV 8315)

Harry Edison, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Herbie Mann, tenor sax, bass clarinet; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, April 5, 1958
22208-2Squeeze Me
22209-4Undecided
22210-5Ja-Da
22211-2Now I Lay Me Down To Dream / Honey / This Love Of Mine / Darn That Dream
22212-1Lulu's Back In Town
22213-2Ballad Medley: Old Folks / How Long Has This Been Going On / Please
22214-13Minor Melody
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6051.

Buddy DeFranco (not released)  (Verve MGV 8384)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts, guitar; Ralph Pena, bass; Frank DeVito, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 1958
22215Untitled
22216Don't Worry About Me
22217I Love You
22218Chelsea Bridge
22219Raincheck
22220C Jam Blues
22221Medley

1959

Buddy DeFranco - Cross Country Suite  (Dot DLP 9006)

Don Fagerquist, Conrad Gozzo, trumpet; Milt Bernhart, trombone; George Roberts, bass trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Herb Geller, alto sax; Pete Jolly, piano; Billy Bean, guitar; Red Mitchell, bass; Bill Richmond, drums; Nelson Riddle, arranger; and others.
Los Angeles, CA, June 27 & July 1 & 3, 1959
Tall Timber
Smokey Mountain Country
The Rockies
The Great Lakes
The Great Plains
Gulf Coast
The Mississippi
Down East
El Camino Real
Metropolis
Longhorn
** also issued on Dot DLP 29006.

Buddy DeFranco And University Of New Mexico Stage Band - Exciting New Music From A Great American Campus  (Advance Guard C-1001)

Dick Beauchamp, Duke Pier, Gordan Purslow, Ed Tucker, trumpet; Larry Case, John Cheetham, Johnny Husler, Jim Richards, trombone; Wayne Sharp, French horn; Richard Van Dongen, flute; Bob O'Boyle, oboe; Patty Lewis, bassoon; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Martha Beauchamp, Aria Chavez, Harvey Dove, Bruce Erdal, Larry Sheets, sax; Jim Bonnell, piano; Pete Schienfeld, bass; Gerry Hauer, drums; Dave Hawley, Ben Jaramillo, unknown instruments; Bill Rhodes, conductor, arranger.
Albuquerque, NM, August 9 & 10, 1959
One Morning In May
Danny Boy
If You Cared
My Man's Gone (Now)
(I've Got The) World On A String
Fancy Meeting Karen
Burnt Water
Intermezzo
Touch Me Softly
El Yorke
(The) Folks Who Live On The Hill
All Through The Night

1960

The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet - Pacific Standard (Swingin'!) Time  (Decca DL 4031)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; Bob Stone, bass; Frank DeVito, drums.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 15, 1960
L11975All The Things You Are
L11976Ill Wind
L11977Polka Dots And Moonbeams
L11978The Song Is You
L11979Misty
same personnel.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 16, 1960
L11980A Foggy Day
L11982Yesterdays
L11983How High The Moon
L11984Darn That Dream
same personnel.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 31, 1960
L11985Satin Doll
L11986In A Mellotone
L12006Autumn In Rome
** also issued on Decca DL 74031.

1961

Presenting The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet  (Mercury MG 20685)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; Bill Plummer, bass; John Guerin, drums.
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, October 17 & 18, 1961
21926On Green Dolphin Street
21927Gone With The Wind
21928Runaway
21929Street Of Dreams
21930Scrapple From The Apple
21932When Lights Are Low
21933Never On Friday
21934You Are Too Beautiful
21935Playin' It Cool
21936'S Wonderful
** also issued on Mercury SR 60685.

Buddy DeFranco, Tommy Gumina - Main Theme From "Route 66" / Never On Friday  (Mercury 71947)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; Bill Plummer, bass; John Guerin, drums.: same session.
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, October 17 & 18, 1961
21937Main Theme From "Route 66"

1962

The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet - Kaleidoscope  (Mercury MG 20743)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; John Doling, bass; William Mendenhall, drums.
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, August 2-3, 1962
26248What's New
26249Summertime
26250Now's The Time
26251Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
26252Whisper Not
26253Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
26254Stella By Starlight
26255Like Someone In Love
26256Polly Wants A Tonic
26257Speak Low
** also issued on Mercury SR 60743.

1963 (age 40)

The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet - Pol-Y-Tones  (Mercury MG 20833)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; John Doling, bass; John Guerin, drums, percussion.
World Pacific Studios, Hollywood, CA, July 1, 2 & 15, 1963
29509Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
29510My Man's Gone Now
29511Gravy Waltz
29512I Remember Bird
29513Bus Driver In The Sky
29514My Ship
29515Nica's Dream
29516When I Fall In Love
29526Nica's Dream (short version)
** also issued on Mercury SR 60833.

1964

The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet - The Girl From Ipanema  (Mercury MG 20900)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; Don Mambio, guitar; Lee Burrows, bass; Dickie Borden, drums, vibes.
Milwaukee, WI, late 1964
31589I Love You
31591The Girl From Ipanema
31592Never On Friday
31593My Old Flame
31594'Round Midnight
31595Lunar Lunacy
31596It Could Happen To You
31597Spring Is Here
31598Satin Doll
** also issued on Mercury SR 60900.

Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz - Jazz Of The '60s, Vol. 2 - Blues Bag  (Vee-Jay VJLP 2506)

Freddy Hill, trumpet #1,3-6; Lee Morgan, trumpet #2,7; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet, bass clarinet; Victor Feldman, piano, vibes; Victor Sproles, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, December 1 & 3, 1964
1.Blues Bag
2.Rain Dance
3.Straight, No Chaser
4.Cousin Mary
5.Blues Connotation
6.Kush
7.Twelve Tone Blues
** also issued on Vee-Jay VJLPS 2506, (J) 22YB-2026. Affinity (E) AFF 55 entitled "Art Blakey, Buddy DeFranco - Blues Bag".

1967

The Glenn Miller Orchestra Under The Direction Of Buddy DeFranco - Returns To Glen Island Casino  (RCA Victor LPM-3880)

Al Derisi, Jan McConnaha, Wesley Nicholas, Ed Zandy, trumpet; Billy Clinton, Barry Ross, James Schmidt, trombone; Dick Sowell, bass trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Edward Amato, Richie Barz, Bruce DeMoll, Ralph Galluccio, Joe Magro, sax; Dennis Burnside, piano; Sam Herman, guitar; Ray Williams, bass; Tony Widdicombe, drums; Joan Shepherd, vocals #3,9.
"Glen Island Casino", New Rochelle, NY, July 15 & 16, 1967
1.Up-Up And Away
2.Seeing You Like This
3.You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
4.A Stranger In Town
5.Amen
6.Slumber Song
7.Release Me
8.You've Changed
9.Come Rain Or Come Shine
10.Hellzapoppin'
11.'Round Midnight

1977 (age 54)

Buddy DeFranco - Tal Farlow Quintet - The Great Encounter  (Progressive (J) KUX-33-G)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Derek Smith, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Ronnie Bedford, drums.
NYC, March 11, 1977
Like Someone In Love
Melancholy Stockholm
Playa Del Sol
How Long Has This Been Going On
Coasting At The Palisades
I Loves You, Porgy
** also issued on Progressive PRO 7014 entitled "Buddy DeFranco Quintet - Like Someone In Love".

1981

Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Lucky  (Pablo 2310-906)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Albert Dailey, piano; Joe Cohn, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Ronnie Bedford, drums.
NYC, January 5 & 6, 1981
Mr. Lucky
Bye Bye Blackbird
Mar Descancado (The Calm Sea)
In A Sentimental Mood
Your Smile
Close Enough For Love
Danielle
Lolita's Theme
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-938-2.

1982

Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Lucky  (Live At e.j.'s (Portuguese) JLR 103.610)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Dan Wall, piano; Neal Starkey, bass; Brian Childers, drums.
"e.j.'s", Atlanta, GA, February 15, 1982
In A Mellow Tone
The Lamp Is Low
Mood Indigo
Scrapple From The Apple
Mar Descancado
same session.
You Do Something To Me
Meditation
Billie's Bounce
In A Sentimental Mood
Mr. Lucky

1985 (age 62)

Buddy DeFranco Meets The Oscar Peterson Quartet - Hark  (Pablo 2310-915)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Oscar Peterson, piano; Joe Pass, guitar; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Martin Drew, drums.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, April 30, 1985
All Too Soon
Summer Me, Winter Me
Llovisna (Light Rain)
By Myself
Joy Spring
This Is All I Ask
Hark
Why Am I
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-867-2.

1992

Buddy DeFranco - Chip Off The Old Bop  (Concord Jazz CCD-4527)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Larry Novak, piano; John Cohn, guitar; Keter Betts, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.
NYC, July 28 & 29, 1992
Groove Yard
Danca Del Sol
If You Could See Me Now
Chip Off The Old Bop
You're Blase
Dancing In The Dark
Makin' Whoopee
Moon Song
Out To Lunch
Almost
Hashimoto's Blues

2003 (age 80)

Buddy DeFranco - Cookin' The Books  (Arbors Records ARCD 19298)

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Ray Kennedy, piano; John Pizzarelli, guitar, vocals; Martin Pizzarelli, bass; Butch Miles, drums.
NYC?, June 24 & 25, 2003
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Prisoner Of Love
What Is This Thing Called Love
Cookin' The Books
I Lost The Blues
East Of The Sun
Dancing In The Dark
Poor Butterfly
Gone With The Wind
Scrapple From The Apple

2006

Buddy DeFranco - Charlie Cat 2  (Arbors Records ARCD 19349)

Lew Soloff, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Derek Smith, piano; Howard Alden, Joe Cohn, guitar; Rufus Reid, bass; Ed Metz Jr., drums.
NYC, December 11 & 12, 2006
Charlie Cat II
All My Life
By Myself
Walk This Way
What Is This Thing Called Love
Ill Wind
Joy Spring
Once More With Feeling
For Keeps
Anthropology