Cecil Payne Discography

1949 (age 27)

Cecil Payne And His Orchestra

Irvin Stokes, trumpet; Bruce Hinkson, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Billy Kyle, piano; Frank Skeete, bass; Hayward Jackson, drums.
NYC, June 21, 1949
75004Egg HeadDecca 48109
75005No ChopsDecca 48114
75006Big JoeDecca 48109
75007Hippy DippyDecca 48114
* Decca 48109   Cecil Payne - Egg Head / Big Joe
* Decca 48114   Cecil Payne - No Chops / Hippy Dippy

Cecil Payne And His Orchestra

Leonard Hawkins, trumpet; Ray Abrams, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Billy Taylor, piano; John Simmons, bass; Joe Harris, drums; Henry Johnson, vocals #2.
NYC, November 25, 1949
1. 75523The Worst Is Yet To ComeDecca 48139
2. 75524Angel ChildDecca 48127
3. 75525Block Buster Boogie-
4. 75526Ham HocksDecca 48139
* Decca 48139   Cecil Payne - The Worst Is Yet To Come / Ham Hocks
* Decca 48127, (F) 60430   Cecil Payne - Angel Child / Block Buster Boogie

1956 (age 34)

Cecil Payne Quartet

Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 19, 1956
130Chessman's DelightSignal S 1203
131How Deep Is The Ocean-
132This Time The Dream's On Me-
133Arnetta-
* Signal S 1203   Cecil Payne Quartet And Quintet
= Savoy MG 12147   Cecil Payne - Patterns Of Jazz
= Savoy SJL 1167   Cecil Payne - Patterns

Cecil Payne Quintet

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 22, 1956
134Man Of MoodsSignal S 1203; Savoy SVY 17028
135Saucer Eyes-
136Bringing Up Father-
137Groovin' High-
* Signal S 1203   Cecil Payne Quartet And Quintet
= Savoy MG 12147   Cecil Payne - Patterns Of Jazz
= Savoy SJL 1167   Cecil Payne - Patterns
* Savoy SVY 17028   Kenny Dorham - Blues In Bebop

1957

Cecil Payne Sextet / Bird's Night

Phil Woods, alto sax; Frank Socolow, alto, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, August 12, 1957
Parker's MoodSignal S 1204
Steeplechase-
Buzzy-
Scrapple From The Apple-
same session.
Scrapple From The Apple (take 1)Savoy SJL 2257; Xanadu 122
Parker's Mood
ConfirmationSavoy SJL 2257
Scrapple From The Apple
Yardbird SuiteSavoy SJL 2257; Xanadu 122
Steeplechase
Buzzy
Yardbird Suite (alternate take)Signal unissued
* Signal S 1204   Various Artists - A Night At The Five Spot
= Savoy MG 12138   Various Artists - Bird's Night - The Music Of Charlie Parker
= Savoy SJL 2257   Various Artists - Bird's Night - A Celebration Of The Music Of Charlie Parker
* Xanadu 122   Various Artists - International Jam Sessions

1961

Cecil Payne Quintet

Clark Terry, trumpet; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
NYC, March, 1961
Cool BluesCharlie Parker PLP 801
Shaw 'Nuff-
Cheryl (as Relaxin' At Camarillo)-
Bongo Bop-
The Hymn-
Communion-
Bongo Beep-
* Charlie Parker PLP 801   Cecil Payne Performing Charlie Parker Music
= Charlie Parker CP 506   Cecil Payne - Shaw 'Nuff

1962 (age 40)

Cecil Payne Sextet

Clark Terry, trumpet; Bennie Green, trombone; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
RCA Victor Studios, NYC, March 14-16, 1962
Stop And ListenCharlie Parker PLP 806
Born Again-
Dear People-
Kenny's One-
Sister Carol-
Mighty Fine Wine-
It's Your Life-
* Charlie Parker PLP 806   Cecil Payne - The Connection

1966

Cecil Payne Quartet

Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Joe Palin, piano; Alan Cooper, bass; Ron Parry, drums.
"Club 43", Manchester, England, November 5, 1966
The OpenerSpotlite (E) SPJLP 2 (CP 2)
Brookfield Andante-
Azoff Blues-
Sterling Place-
* Spotlite (E) SPJLP 2 (CP 2)   Cecil Payne - Brookfield Andante

1968

Cecil Payne Quintet

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Cecil Payne, baritone, alto sax; Wynton Kelly, piano, organ; Wilbur Ware, bass; Albert Heath as Albert Kuumba Heath, drums.
Town Sound Studios, Englewood, NJ, December 16, 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr. / I Know LoveStrata-East SES-19734
Girl, You Got A Home-
Slide Hampton-
Follow Me-
Flying Fish-
* Strata-East SES-19734   Cecil Payne - Zodiac

1973 (age 51)

Cecil Payne - Duke Jordan Quartet

Cecil Payne, baritone sax, flute #7; Duke Jordan, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Al Foster, drums.
March 16, 1973
1.Egg HeadMuse MR 5015
2.I Should Care-
3.Jordu-
4.Jazz Vendor-
5.Cu-Ba-
6.I Want To Talk About You-
7.Cerupa-
8.No Problem-
* Muse MR 5015   Cecil Payne & Duke Jordan - Brooklyn Brothers

1976

Cecil Payne Quintet

Tom Harrell, trumpet, flugelhorn; Cecil Payne, baritone sax, flute; Duke Jordan, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Al Foster, drums.
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, February 2, 1976
Bird Gets The WormMuse MR 5061
Repetition-
Ninny Melina-
Ko Ko-
Interpolation: All The Things You Are / Prince Albert / Bird Of Paradise-
Constellation-
* Muse MR 5061   Cecil Payne - Bird Gets The Worm

1979

Cecil Payne Quintet

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Cecil Payne, baritone sax, flute; Mick Pyne, piano; Dave Green, bass; Alan Jackson, drums.
Milner Sound Studios, London, England, July 19 & 20, 1979
Ballad Medley: Violets For Your Furs / Skylark / LovermanSpotlite (E) SPJLP 21
Equinox-
Disorder At The Border-
Bright Moments-
Solar-
Speak Low-
* Spotlite (E) SPJLP 21   Cecil Payne - Bright Moments

1985 (age 63)

The Cecil Payne Quartet

Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Richard Wyands, piano; Joe Carter, guitar; Stafford James, bass.
39th Street Music, NYC, February 27, 1985
CasbahEmpathy E 1005
Carney-
Wave-
A Walkin' Thing-
Time After Time-
How Deep Is The Ocean-
Bosco-
* Empathy E 1005   The Cecil Payne Quartet - Casbah

1993 (age 71)

Cecil Payne Quintet/Sextet

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet #5; Dr. Odies Williams III, trumpet #8; Eric Alexander, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax, flute; Harold Mabern, piano; John Ore, bass; Joe Farnsworth, drums.
Riverside Studios, Chicago, IL, June 1 & 2, 1993
1.The OpeningDelmark DE-478
2.Bolambo-
3.I Should Care-
4.Cerupa-
5.Be Wee-
6.Cuba-
7.Bosco-
8.Brookfield Andante-
* Delmark DE-478   Cecil Payne - Cerupa

1996

Cecil Payne Septet

Marcus Belgrave, trumpet; Eric Alexander, Lin Halliday, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax, flute; Harold Mabern, piano; John Ore, bass; Joe Farnsworth, drums.
Riverside Studios, Chicago, IL, September 2 & 3, 1996
Scotch And MilkDelmark DE-494
Wilhelmenia-
I'm Goin' In-
If I Should Lose You-
Que Pasaning-
Cit Sac-
Lady Nia-
Et Vous Too, Cecil-
* Delmark DE-494   Cecil Payne's Scotch And Milk

1998

Cecil Payne Sextet/Quartet

Steve Davis, trombone #1-6,8-10; Eric Alexander, tenor sax #1-6,8-10; Cecil Payne, baritone sax, flute; Harold Mabern, piano; John Webber, bass; Joe Farnsworth, drums.
Riverside Studios, Chicago, IL, August 17 & 18, 1998
1.Spiritus ParkusDelmark DE-509
2.Martin Luther King, Jr.-
3.James-
4.That's It Blues-
5.Payne's Window-
6.Southside Samba-
7.Lover Man-
8.Tune Up-
9.Delilah-
10.Hold Tight-
* Delmark DE-509   Cecil Payne - Payne's Window

1999

Cecil Payne And The Brooklyn Four

Cecil Payne, baritone sax, flute; Ed Stoute, piano; Leonard Gaskin, bass; Wade Barnes, drums; Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch, vocals #3,5,7,9.
Kampo Audio And Video Studios, NYC, February 8, 1999
1.L.C.'s Cook BookProgressive PCD-7109
2.Saucer Eyes-
3.I Didn't Know About You-
4.Blue 'N' Boogie-
5.Stella By Starlight-
6.Full Moonlight And Stars Made Of Silver-
7.Blue Monk-
8.Cherokee-
9.Meditation-
* Progressive PCD-7109   Cecil Payne, Leonard Gaskin, Ed Stoute, Wade Barnes, Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch - The Brooklyn Four Plus One

2000

Cecil Payne Sextet

Jim Rotondi, trumpet; Eric Alexander, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Harold Mabern, piano; John Webber, bass; Joe Farnsworth, drums.
"The Jazz Showcase", Chicago, IL, August 17-19, 2000
TalkDelmark DE-529
Chic Boom-
Ding-A-Ling-
You Will Be Mine Tonight-
Bosco-
Here's That Rainy Day-
Cit Sac-
Theme-
* Delmark DE-529   Cecil Payne - Live At The Jazz Showcase - Chic Boom