Buddy DeFranco Discography

1949 (age 26)

Buddy DeFranco And His Orchestra

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
3768The Boy Next Doorunissued
3769A Bird In Igor's YardCapitol 80853, M-11060
3770This Time The Dream's On Me-
3771Untitled Originalunissued
* Capitol M-11060   Lennie Tristano, Buddy DeFranco, Bill Harris - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 14 - Crosscurrents
* Capitol 80853   Buddy DeFranco - A Bird In Igor's Yard / This Time The Dream's On Me

Buddy DeFranco Sextet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Teddy Charles, vibes; Harvey Leonard, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Bob Carter, bass; Max Roach, drums.
NYC, August 24, 1949
4272Bud's InventionCapitol 15839, H-322
4273Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)Capitol 57-747, H-371, T-371
4274ExtrovertCapitol 57-747, H-371, T-371, M-11060
4275Good For Nothin' JoeCapitol H-371, T-371, M-11060
4276AishieCapitol H-325, M-11060
* Capitol T-371   Various Artists - Classics In Jazz - Cool And Quiet
* Capitol M-11060   Lennie Tristano, Buddy DeFranco, Bill Harris - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 14 - Crosscurrents
* Capitol H-322, (E) LC 6363   Various Artists - Classics In Jazz - Small Combos
* Capitol H-371, (E) LC 6598   Various Artists - Classics In Jazz - Cool And Quiet
* Capitol H-325, (E) LC 6561   Various Artists - Classics In Jazz - The Modern Idiom
* Capitol 15839   Buddy DeFranco - Bud's Invention / no info - no info
* Capitol 57-747, (E) CL 13274   Buddy DeFranco - Extrovert / Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)

1951

Buddy DeFranco And His Orchestra

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 CeilingMGM 10946
51S58Out Of Nowhere-
51S59Body And SoulMGM 11007
51S60Always And Alwaysunissued
* MGM 10946   Buddy DeFranco - Dancing On The Ceiling / Out Of Nowhere
* MGM 11007   Buddy DeFranco - Body And Soul / Rumpus Room

Buddy DeFranco And His Orchestra

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
51S122King Philip StompMGM E-3611
51S123Rumpus RoomMGM 11007
51S124I'm Stepping Out With A Memoryunissued
51S125Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
* MGM E-3611   Various Artists - Forty-Eight Stars Of American Jazz
* MGM 11007   Buddy DeFranco - Body And Soul / Rumpus Room

Buddy DeFranco And His Orchestra

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 BelieveMGM 11043
51S261St. Louis BluesMGM (E) 477
51S262Why Do I Love YouMGM 11043
51S263Tiny's Bluesunissued
* MGM 11043, (E) 449   Buddy DeFranco - Make Believe / Why Do I Love You
* MGM (E) 477   Buddy DeFranco - St. Louis Blues / The Closer You Are

Buddy DeFranco And His Orchestra

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 AreMGM 11107, (E) 477
51S374Too Many DreamsMGM 11107
51S375Swing Low Sweet ClarinetMGM 11164
51S376Will You Still Be Mine-
* MGM 11107   Buddy DeFranco - The Closer You Are / Too Many Dreams
* MGM (E) 477   Buddy DeFranco - St. Louis Blues / The Closer You Are
* MGM 11164   Buddy DeFranco - Swing Low Sweet Clarinet / Will You Still Be Mine

1952

Buddy DeFranco Quintet / Buddy DeFranco And His Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Teddy Kotick, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.
NYC, February 27, 1952
52S103Lady Be GoodMGM 11453, (E) 504, (E) EP 618
52S104Buddy's BluesMGM 11206, (E) 504, (E) EP 618
52S105Gone With The WindMGM 30679, E-177, E-3396
52S106Sweet Georgia BrownMGM 30678, E-177, E-3396, (E) 530, (E) EP 618
* MGM E-3396   Buddy DeFranco
* MGM E-177, (E) D 112   Buddy DeFranco - King Of The Clarinet
* MGM (E) EP 618   Buddy DeFranco Quintet
* MGM 11453   Buddy DeFranco - Lady Be Good / Easy Living
* MGM (E) 504   Buddy DeFranco - Lady Be Good / Buddy's Blues
* MGM 11206   Buddy DeFranco - Buddy's Blues / Pennywhistle Blues
* MGM 30679   Buddy DeFranco - Gone With The Wind / Lover Come Back To Me
* MGM 30678   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet Georgia Brown / Cairo
* MGM (E) 530   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet Georgia Brown / Pennywhistle Blues

Buddy DeFranco Quintet / Buddy DeFranco And His Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Teddy Kotick, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.: same personnel.
NYC, March 3, 1952
52S112Get HappyMGM 11250, E-3396, (E) 668, (E) EP 501
52S113CairoMGM 30678, E-177, E-3396
52S114Pennywhistle BluesMGM 11206, (E) 530, (E) EP 618
52S115Samia ShuffleMGM 11250, E-3396
* MGM E-3396   Buddy DeFranco
* MGM E-177, (E) D 112   Buddy DeFranco - King Of The Clarinet
* MGM (E) EP 501   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
* MGM (E) EP 618   Buddy DeFranco Quintet
* MGM 11250   Buddy DeFranco - Get Happy / Samia Shuffle
* MGM (E) 668   Buddy DeFranco - Get Happy / Easy Living
* MGM 30678   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet Georgia Brown / Cairo
* MGM 11206   Buddy DeFranco - Buddy's Blues / Pennywhistle Blues
* MGM (E) 530   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet Georgia Brown / Pennywhistle Blues

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, June 30, 1952
52S3107Just One Of Those ThingsMGM 11303, E-3396, (E) EP 501
52S3108Street Of DreamsMGM 30681, E-177, E-3396
52S3109CariocaMGM 11303, E-3396, (E) EP 501
52S3110Easy LivingMGM 11453, (E) 668, (E) EP 501
* MGM E-3396   Buddy DeFranco
* MGM E-177, (E) D 112   Buddy DeFranco - King Of The Clarinet
* MGM (E) EP 501   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
* MGM 11303, (E) 565   Buddy DeFranco - Just One Of Those Things / Carioca
* MGM 30681   Buddy DeFranco - Street Of Dreams / The Way You Look Tonight
* MGM 11453   Buddy DeFranco - Lady Be Good / Easy Living
* MGM (E) 668   Buddy DeFranco - Get Happy / Easy Living

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, July 23, 1952
52S3123The Way You Look TonightMGM 30681, E-177, E-3396
52S3124Sophisticated LadyMGM 30680, E-177, E-3396
52S3125Lover Come Back To MeMGM 30679, E-177, E-3396
52S3126I Got It BadMGM 30680, E-177, E-3396
* MGM E-3396   Buddy DeFranco
* MGM E-177, (E) D 112   Buddy DeFranco - King Of The Clarinet
* MGM 30681   Buddy DeFranco - Street Of Dreams / The Way You Look Tonight
* MGM 30680   Buddy DeFranco - Sophisticated Lady / I Got It Bad
* MGM 30679   Buddy DeFranco - Gone With The Wind / Lover Come Back To Me

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Richard Maltby's Orchestra

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 SceneMGM 11358, E-253, (E) 584; Verve (J) POJJ-15144
52S387SummertimeMGM 11411, E-253, (E) 584; Verve (J) POJJ-15144
52S388KamasutraMGM 11358, E-253; Verve (J) POJJ-15144
52S389Over The RainbowMGM 11411, E-253, (E) 612; Verve (J) POJJ-15144
* Verve (J) POJJ-15144   Buddy DeFranco And Hank D'Amico - Modern Clarinets
* MGM E-253   Buddy DeFranco With Strings
* MGM 11358   Buddy DeFranco - Street Scene / Kamasutra
* MGM (E) 584   Buddy DeFranco - Street Scene / Summertime
* MGM 11411   Buddy DeFranco - Summertime / Over The Rainbow
* MGM (E) 612   Buddy DeFranco - Over The Rainbow / no info

1953 (age 30)

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Richard Maltby's Orchestra

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 RougeMGM 11491, E-253, E-211, (E) 631; Verve (J) POJJ-15144
53S186Many Are The TimesMGM 11491, E-253; Verve (J) POJJ-15144
53S187Lost In The NightMGM 11538, E-253; Verve (J) POJJ-15144
53S188I'm Getting Sentimental Over YouMGM 11538, E-253, (E) 631; Verve (J) POJJ-15144
* Verve (J) POJJ-15144   Buddy DeFranco And Hank D'Amico - Modern Clarinets
* MGM E-253   Buddy DeFranco With Strings
* MGM E-211   Various Artists - Pop Parade, Vol. 3
* MGM 11491   Buddy DeFranco - The Song From Moulin Rouge / Many Are The Times
* MGM (E) 631   Buddy DeFranco - The Song From Moulin Rouge / I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
* MGM 11538   Buddy DeFranco - Lost In The Night / I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
NYC, April 15, 1953
1208-9FerdinandoClef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1026
1209-3It Could Happen To YouNorgran MGN 1026
1210-5Autumn In New YorkClef 89067; Norgran MGN 1026
1211-8Base On BallsNorgran MGN 1026
1212-4 | 63VK737Left FieldNorgran MGN 1026; Verve V/V6-8579
1213-3Show EyesClef 89067; Norgran MGN 1026
1213-?Show Eyes (alternate take)Norgran EPN 123
* Norgran MGN 1026   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
= Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159   Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Clarinet
* Verve V/V6-8579   Various Artists - Winners All! Down Beat Jazz Poll
* Clef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 3   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
* Norgran EPN 123   The Buddy DeFranco Quartet
* Clef 89067, 89067x45   Buddy DeFranco - Autumn In New York / Show Eyes

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.
NYC, April 20, 1953
1218-6But Not For MeClef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1026
1219-4When Your Lover Has GoneClef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1068
1220-3The Things We Did Last Summer-
1221-1Buddy's BluesNorgran MGN 1026
* Norgran MGN 1026   Buddy DeFranco Quartet
= Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159   Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Clarinet
* Norgran MGN 1068; Verve MGV 8158   Buddy DeFranco - Jazz Tones
* Clef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 3   Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
"Blue Note Club", Chicago, IL, May 1, 1953
Somebody Loves MeJazz Band (E) EBCD 2111-2
The Tthings We Did Last Summer-
Cairo-
Street Of Dreams-
Easy Living-
* Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2111-2   Oscar Peterson Trio And Buddy DeFranco Quartet 1953 Live

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Herman McCoy's Swing Choir

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Art Blakey, drums; "Sabu" Martinez, congas #7; Herman McCoy's Swing Choir, vocal group.
Los Angeles, CA, June 5, 1953
1. GNP103Handful Of StarsGene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56; Vogue (F) EPL 7069; Jazz Selection (F) JS 884
2. -Star SapphireGene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56, GNP 20; Vogue (F) EPL 7069; Jazz Selection (F) JS 885
3. -Stella By StarlightGene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56
4. -It Wasn't The Stars (That Thrilled Me)Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2
5. GNP104Stairway To The StarsGene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56; Vogue (F) EPL 7069; Jazz Selection (F) JS 884
6. -Star EyesGene Norman Presents EP 100x, Vol. 2, GNP 56; Vogue (F) EPL 7069; Jazz Selection (F) JS 885
7. GNP104 | GNP-EP-112Star Of AfricaGene Norman Presents EP 100x, EP 0-1, Vol. 2, GNP 56, GNP 25
* Gene Norman Presents GNP 56   Gerry Mulligan With Chet Baker And Buddy DeFranco
* Gene Norman Presents GNP 20   Various Artists - Be Our Guest!
* Gene Norman Presents GNP 25   Various Artists - Afro Drum Carnival
* Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2; Vogue (E) LDE 077; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50012   Buddy DeFranco - Takes You To The Stars
* Vogue (F) EPL 7069   Buddy DeFranco - Takes You To The Stars
* Gene Norman Presents EP 100x   Buddy DeFranco - Takes You To The Stars
* Gene Norman Presents EP 0-1   A Drum Concert Featuring Art Blakey, Sabu Martinez / Ed Shaughnessy
* Jazz Selection (F) JS 884   Buddy DeFranco - Handful Of Stars / Stairway To The Stars
* Jazz Selection (F) JS 885; Vogue (E) V 2319, (F) V45-94   Buddy DeFranco - Star Sapphire / Star Eyes

Buddy DeFranco And His Orchestra

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 SamClef 89092; Norgran MGN 1006
1320-5Love Is For The Very YoungClef 89088; Norgran MGN 1006
1321-4From Here To Eternity-
1322-4Punkin'Norgran MGN 1006
1323-6PyramidClef 89092; Norgran MGN 1006
1324-1CornballNorgran MGN 1006
* Norgran MGN 1006   Buddy DeFranco - The Progressive Mr. DeFranco
= Norgran MGN 1094; Verve MGV 8182   Buddy DeFranco - Odalisque
* Clef 89092, 89092x45   Buddy DeFranco - Gold Nugget Sam / Pyramid
* Clef 89088, 89088x45   Buddy DeFranco - Love Is For The Very Young / From Here To Eternity

1954

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.
NYC, April 7, 1954
1535-1Jack The FieldstalkerNorgran MGN 1068
1536-3Cable CarNorgran MGN 1006
1537-4I Wish I Knew-
1538-1If I Should Lose YouNorgran MGN 16, MGN 1068
1539-1Lover Man-
1540-2Tenderly-
1541-2Deep Purple-
1542-2MonogramNorgran MGN 1006; Verve MGV 8230
1543-1YesterdaysNorgran MGN 16, MGN 1068
1544-1Blues In The ClosetNorgran MGN 1006
* Norgran MGN 1068; Verve MGV 8158   Buddy DeFranco - Jazz Tones
* Norgran MGN 1006   Buddy DeFranco - The Progressive Mr. DeFranco
= Norgran MGN 1094; Verve MGV 8182   Buddy DeFranco - Odalisque
* Verve MGV 8230   Various Artists - The Anatomy Of Improvisation
* Norgran MGN 16; Universal (J) UCCV-9046   Pretty Moods By Buddy DeFranco

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
1868-2MineNorgran MGN 1012
1869-2You Go To My Head-
1870-3Gerry's Tune-
1871-4Now's The Time-
1872-1Autumn LeavesNorgran 125, MGN 1012
1873-1Titoro (long version)Norgran MGN 1012, MGN 1021
1873-4Titoro (short version)Norgran 125; Verve MGV 8195
* Norgran MGN 1012   Buddy DeFranco And His Clarinet
= Norgran MGN 1096; Verve MGV 8183   Buddy DeFranco - Autumn Leaves
* Norgran MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 8195   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #2
* Norgran 125   Buddy DeFranco - Autumn Leaves / Titoro

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 1954
1874-1The Bright OneNorgran MGN 1079
1875-1Sonny's Idea-
1876-1Laura-
1877-1Everything Happens To Me-
1878-1I'll Remember April-
1879-1Willow Weep For Me-
* Norgran MGN 1079; Verve MGV 8169   Buddy DeFranco - In A Mellow Mood

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Bobby White, drums.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954
1920-1Minor IncidentNorgran MGN 1079
1921-2A Foggy Day-
1922-1What Can I Say DearVerve MGV 8224
1923-5Moe-
* Norgran MGN 1079; Verve MGV 8169   Buddy DeFranco - In A Mellow Mood
* Verve MGV 8224   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet And Lovely

Buddy DeFranco Quintet At JATP

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 AprilClef MG VOL.17
Autumn Leaves-
Now's The Time-
Air Mail Special-
AvalonClef MG VOL.17; Verve VSP 42
It's Only A Paper MoonClef MG VOL.17
Easy Living-
* Clef MG VOL.17   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 17
= Verve MG VOL.10   Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10
* Verve VSP 42   Oscar Peterson At JATP

Buddy DeFranco With Oscar Peterson Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Louis Bellson, drums.
NYC, October 29, 1954
2026-1Sweet And LovelyVerve MGV 8210
2027-1Fascinating Rhythm-
2028-4Love For Sale-
2029-1Easy To Love-
2030-2Pick Yourself Up-
2031-1They Can't Take That Away From Me-
* Verve MGV 8210   Buddy DeFranco And The Oscar Peterson Quartet

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Russ Garcia Orchestra

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 SoNorgran MGN 1016
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)Norgran MGN 1016; Verve VSP 38
* Norgran MGN 1016; Verve MGV 2022   Buddy DeFranco, Oscar Peterson - The George Gershwin Song Book
* Verve VSP 38   Various Artists - The Art Of The Ballad 2

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Russ Garcia Orchestra

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.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1954
2102-4Strike Up The BandNorgran MGN 1016
2103-2The Man I Love-
2104-4I Got RhythmNorgran 136, MGN 1016
2105-1They Can't Take That Away From Me-
2106-5I Was Doing All RightNorgran MGN 1016
* Norgran MGN 1016; Verve MGV 2022   Buddy DeFranco, Oscar Peterson - The George Gershwin Song Book
* Norgran 136   Buddy DeFranco - I Got Rhythm / They Can't Take That Away From Me

1955

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

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 BalanceVerve MGV 8224
2. 2426-1That Old Black Magic-
* Verve MGV 8224   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet And Lovely

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

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 WonderfulVerve MGV 8224
2459-1But Beautiful-
2460-7Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaMosaic MR5-117
2461-1The Nearness Of YouVerve MGV 8224
2462-1How About YouVerve MGV 8221
2463-1Little Girl Blue-
2464-5Indian Summer-
2465-1I Can't Get Started-
2466-2Stardust-
2467-2Cooking The Blues-
* Verve MGV 8224   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet And Lovely
* Mosaic MR5-117, MD4-117   The Complete Verve Recordings Of The Buddy DeFranco Quartet/Quintet With Sonny Clark
* Verve MGV 8221   Buddy DeFranco - Cooking The Blues

1956

Buddy DeFranco Sextet

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 CheekNorgran MGN 1085
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-
* Norgran MGN 1085; Verve MGV 8175   The Buddy DeFranco Wailers

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Marty Paich, piano; Howard Roberts, guitar; Ralph Pena, bass; Frank DeVito, drums.
"Zardi's", Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1956
We'll Be Together AgainClef unissued
That Old Feeling-
Over The Rainbow-
You And The Night And The Music-
Easy Living-
Fascinatin' Rhythm-
Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
Pitfall-
Abstract-
Jumpin' Up And Down-
Abstract-
Pitfall-
You And The Night And The Music-
Black Magic-
Have You Met Miss Jones-
Stendek-
Deuce-

Buddy DeFranco With Russ Garcia Orchestra

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 ShineNorgran MGN 1104
2961-9Autumn In New York-
2962-4Makin' Whoopee-
2963-4Mad About The Boy-
2964-4Speak Low-
2965-3In The Still Of The Night-
* Norgran MGN 1104   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase (not released)
= Verve MGV 2033   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase

Buddy DeFranco With Russ Garcia Orchestra

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Sonny Clark, piano; Howard Roberts, guitar; unidentified brass, reeds, rhythm and strings, Russ Garcia, director.: same personnel.
Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 1956
2966-5Almost Like Being In LoveNorgran MGN 1104
2967-2Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man-
2968-3Who Cares-
2969-9Have You Met Miss Jones-
2970-1That Old Devil Moon-
2971-7Heat Wave-
* Norgran MGN 1104   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase (not released)
= Verve MGV 2033   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase

1957

Buddy DeFranco Octet

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 BugleVerve MGV 2089
21801-2A Smooth One-
21802-11Air Mail Special-
21803-1More Than You KnowVerve MGV 8375
21804-2Wholly Cats-
21805-6GoodbyeVerve MGV 2089
21806-5Seven Come Eleven-
* Verve MGV 2089   Buddy DeFranco Plays Benny Goodman
* Verve MGV 8375, MGVS 6150   Buddy DeFranco - Wholly Cats

Buddy DeFranco Octet

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.: same personnel.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 1957
21807-7Don't Be That WayVerve MGV 8382
21808-5After You've Gone-
21809-9The Sheik Of ArabyVerve MGV 8279
21810-2Flying Home-
21811-4Soft Winds-
21812-6Medley: Sweet Lorraine / Body And Soul / Memories Of YouVerve MGV 2089
21813-11Limehouse BluesVerve MGV 8382
21814-2Medley: Poor Butterfly / Where Or When / These Foolish Things-
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 RoomVerve MGV 2089
21816-2Oh, Lady Be GoodVerve MGV 8279
* Verve MGV 8382, MGVS 6165   Buddy DeFranco - Closed Session
* Verve MGV 8279   Buddy DeFranco (not released)
= Verve MGV 2108, MGVS 6032   Buddy DeFranco - I Hear Benny Goodman And Artie Shaw
* Verve MGV 2089   Buddy DeFranco Plays Benny Goodman

Buddy DeFranco Sextet

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 HeavenVerve MGV 8382
21818-1StardustVerve MGV 2090
21819-3Cross Your HeartVerve MGV 8279
21820-2FrenesiVerve MGV 2090
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 HandsVerve MGV 8279
21822-11Indian Love Call-
21823-3Summit Ridge DriveVerve MGV 2090
* Verve MGV 8382, MGVS 6165   Buddy DeFranco - Closed Session
* Verve MGV 2090   Buddy DeFranco Plays Artie Shaw
* Verve MGV 8279   Buddy DeFranco (not released)
= Verve MGV 2108, MGVS 6032   Buddy DeFranco - I Hear Benny Goodman And Artie Shaw

Buddy DeFranco Sextet

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 WonderfulVerve MGV 8382
21825-7My Heart Stood StillVerve MGV 2090
21826-6TemptationVerve MGV 8382
21827-5Night And Day-
21828-6Keeping Myself For YouVerve MGV 2090
21829-3Medley: It Could Happen To You / I Cover The Waterfront / Someone To Watch Over Me-
21830-2Concerto For Clarinet-
21831-3All The Things You AreVerve MGV 8375
21832-6Softly, As In A Morning SunriseVerve MGV 8382
21833-2Smoke Gets In Your EyesVerve MGV 8375
21834-1I Surrender, Dear-
* Verve MGV 8382, MGVS 6165   Buddy DeFranco - Closed Session
* Verve MGV 2090   Buddy DeFranco Plays Artie Shaw
* Verve MGV 8375, MGVS 6150   Buddy DeFranco - Wholly Cats

1958

Buddy DeFranco Septet

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
22188-1SundayVerve MGV 8363
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-
* Verve MGV 8363, MGVS 6132   Buddy DeFranco - Generalissimo

Buddy DeFranco And His Septette

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!Verve MGV 8383
22201-3Satin DollVerve MGV 8383, VSP 21
22202Lullaby In Rhythmunissued
22203-7My Funny ValentineVerve MGV 8383
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-
* Verve MGV 8383, MGVS 6166   Buddy DeFranco And His Septette - Live Date!
* Verve VSP 21   Herbie Mann - Big Band Mann

Buddy DeFranco Septet

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 MeVerve MGV 8315
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-
* Verve MGV 8315, MGVS 6051   Buddy DeFranco And His Music - Bravura

Buddy DeFranco Sextet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts, guitar; Ralph Pena, bass; Frank DeVito, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 1958
22215UntitledVerve MGV 8384
22216Don't Worry About Me-
22217I Love You-
22218Chelsea Bridge-
22219Raincheck-
22220C Jam Blues-
22221Medley-
* Verve MGV 8384, MGVS 6167   Buddy DeFranco (not released)

1959

Buddy DeFranco With Nelson Riddle's Orchestra

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 TimberDot DLP 9006
Smokey Mountain Country-
The Rockies-
The Great Lakes-
The Great Plains-
Gulf Coast-
The Mississippi-
Down East-
El Camino Real-
Metropolis-
Longhorn-
* Dot DLP 9006, DLP 29006   Buddy DeFranco - Cross Country Suite

Buddy DeFranco And University Of New Mexico Stage Band

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

1960

Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; Bob Stone, bass; Frank DeVito, drums.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 15, 1960
L11975All The Things You AreDecca DL 4031
L11976Ill Wind-
L11977Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
L11978The Song Is You-
L11979Misty-
* Decca DL 4031, DL 74031   The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet - Pacific Standard (Swingin'!) Time

Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; Bob Stone, bass; Frank DeVito, drums.: same personnel.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 16, 1960
L11980A Foggy DayDecca DL 4031
L11981I Hear A Rhapsodyunissued
L11982YesterdaysDecca DL 4031
L11983How High The Moon-
L11984Darn That Dream-
* Decca DL 4031, DL 74031   The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet - Pacific Standard (Swingin'!) Time

Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; Bob Stone, bass; Frank DeVito, drums.: same personnel.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 31, 1960
L11985Satin DollDecca DL 4031
L11986In A Mellotone-
L12006Autumn In Rome-
* Decca DL 4031, DL 74031   The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet - Pacific Standard (Swingin'!) Time

1961

Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; Bill Plummer, bass; John Guerin, drums.
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, October 17 & 18, 1961
21926On Green Dolphin StreetMercury MG 20685
21927Gone With The Wind-
21928Runaway-
21929Street Of Dreams-
21930Scrapple From The Apple-
21931Lauraunissued
21932When Lights Are LowMercury MG 20685
21933Never On FridayMercury 71947, MG 20685
21934You Are Too BeautifulMercury MG 20685
21935Playin' It Cool-
21936'S Wonderful-
21937Main Theme From "Route 66"Mercury 71947
* Mercury MG 20685, SR 60685   Presenting The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet
* Mercury 71947   Buddy DeFranco, Tommy Gumina - Main Theme From "Route 66" / Never On Friday

1962

Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; John Doling, bass; William Mendenhall, drums.
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, August 2-3, 1962
26248What's NewMercury MG 20743
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-
* Mercury MG 20743, SR 60743   The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet - Kaleidoscope

1963 (age 40)

Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet

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 YearMercury MG 20833
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)-
* Mercury MG 20833, SR 60833   The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet - Pol-Y-Tones

1964

Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Tommy Gumina, accordion; Don Mambio, guitar; Lee Burrows, bass; Dickie Borden, drums, vibes.
Milwaukee, WI, late 1964
31589I Love YouMercury MG 20900
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-
* Mercury MG 20900, SR 60900   The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet - The Girl From Ipanema

Buddy DeFranco Sextet

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 BagVee-Jay VJLP 2506
2.Rain Dance-
3.Straight, No Chaser-
4.Cousin Mary-
5.Blues Connotation-
6.Kush-
7.Twelve Tone Blues-
* Vee-Jay VJLP 2506, VJLPS 2506, (J) 22YB-2026   Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz - Jazz Of The '60s, Vol. 2 - Blues Bag
= Affinity (E) AFF 55   Art Blakey, Buddy DeFranco - Blues Bag

1967

The Glenn Miller Orchestra Under The Direction Of Buddy DeFranco

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

1977 (age 54)

Buddy DeFranco - Tal Farlow Quintet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Derek Smith, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Ronnie Bedford, drums.
NYC, March 11, 1977
Like Someone In LoveProgressive (J) KUX-33-G
Melancholy Stockholm-
Playa Del Sol-
How Long Has This Been Going On-
Coasting At The Palisades-
I Loves You, Porgy-
* Progressive (J) KUX-33-G   Buddy DeFranco - Tal Farlow Quintet - The Great Encounter
= Progressive PRO 7014   Buddy DeFranco Quintet - Like Someone In Love

1981

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Albert Dailey, piano; Joe Cohn, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Ronnie Bedford, drums.
NYC, January 5 & 6, 1981
Mr. LuckyPablo 2310-906
Bye Bye Blackbird-
Mar Descancado (The Calm Sea)-
In A Sentimental Mood-
Your Smile-
Close Enough For Love-
Danielle-
Lolita's Theme-
* Pablo 2310-906; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-938-2   Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Lucky

1982

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Dan Wall, piano; Neal Starkey, bass; Brian Childers, drums.
"e.j.'s", Atlanta, GA, February 15, 1982
In A Mellow ToneLive At e.j.'s (Portuguese) JLR 103.610
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-
* Live At e.j.'s (Portuguese) JLR 103.610   Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Lucky

1985 (age 62)

Buddy DeFranco With The Oscar Peterson Big 4

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 SoonPablo 2310-915
Summer Me, Winter Me-
Llovisna (Light Rain)-
By Myself-
Joy Spring-
This Is All I Ask-
Hark-
Why Am I-
* Pablo 2310-915; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-867-2   Buddy DeFranco Meets The Oscar Peterson Quartet - Hark

1992

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Larry Novak, piano; John Cohn, guitar; Keter Betts, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.
NYC, July 28 & 29, 1992
Groove YardConcord Jazz CCD-4527
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-
* Concord Jazz CCD-4527   Buddy DeFranco - Chip Off The Old Bop

2003 (age 80)

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

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 SunriseArbors Records ARCD 19298
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-
* Arbors Records ARCD 19298   Buddy DeFranco - Cookin' The Books

2006

Buddy DeFranco Septet

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 IIArbors Records ARCD 19349
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-
* Arbors Records ARCD 19349   Buddy DeFranco - Charlie Cat 2