Charles Earland Catalog

1966 (age 25)

The Charlie Earland Trio - Boss Organ   Choice CMG-517   1966

Charlie Earland Jr., organ; Jimmy Ponder, guitar; Bobby Durham, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, circa 1966

Danny Boy Soul
Millology
Six Twice
Mustang
Tonk
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby
Wha's Happinin'

The Charlie Earland Trio Featuring George Coleman - Soul Crib   Choice CMG-520   1969

Charlie Earland, organ; Jimmie Ponder, guitar; Walter Perkins, drums; plus George Coleman, tenor sax.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, circa 1966

Soon It's Gonna Rain
Strangers In The Night
Old Folks
The Dozens
Milestones - #2
Mus' Be LSD
Undecided

1968

Charles Earland - Black Power   Rare Bird 4-8006

Charles Earland, organ; unknown, guitar; unknown, drums.

circa late 1960s

My Cherie Amour
One For Lee
Daily Double
Just Friends
Milestones
Walking With Feets

1969

Charles Earland - Black Talk!   Prestige PRST 7758   1970

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Houston Person, tenor sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Idris Muhammad, drums; Buddy Caldwell, congas #2,5.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 15, 1969

1.Black Talk
2.The Mighty Burner
3.Here Comes Charlie
4.Aquarius
5.More Today Than Yesterday

** also released on Prestige PRST-10024 in 1971; Original Jazz Classics OJC-335 in 1988, OJCCD-335-2 in 1995.

1970

Charlie Earland - Black Drops   Prestige PRST 7815   1970

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Clayton Pruden, trombone; Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Jimmy Turner, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 1, 1970

Sing A Simple Song
Don't Say Goodbye
Lazybird
Letha
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Buck Green

** also released on Charles Earland - Black Drops, Prestige PRST-10029 in 1971. and on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1078-2 in 2002.

Charles Earland - Living Black! (Recorded Live! At The Key Club, Newark, N.J.)   Prestige PRST 10009   1971

Gary Chandler, trumpet; Grover Washington Jr., tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Jesse Kilpatrick, drums; Buddy Caldwell, congas.

Key Club, Newark, NJ, September 17, 1970

Key Club Cookout
Westbound #9
Killer Joe
Milestones

** part of Living Black!: Recorded Live At The Key Club, Prestige PRCD-24182-2 in 1997.

Charles Earland - Living Black!: Recorded Live At The Key Club   Prestige PRCD-24182-2   1997

Gary Chandler, trumpet; Grover Washington Jr., tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Jesse Kilpatrick, drums; Buddy Caldwell, congas.: same session.

Key Club, Newark, NJ, September 17, 1970

More Today Than Yesterday
Message From A Black Man

** same as Living Black! (Recorded Live! At The Key Club, Newark, N.J.), Prestige PRST 10009 in 1971 + 2 bonus tracks.

1971 (age 30)

Charles Earland - Soul Story   Prestige PRST-10018   1971

Gary Chandler, trumpet; James Vass, alto, soprano sax, flute; Houston Person, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Jesse Kilpatrick, drums; Buddy Caldwell, congas, tambourine.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 3, 1971

Betty's Dilemma
Love Story

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Clifford Adams Jr., trombone; Arthur Grant Jr., tenor sax, flute; Charles Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Billy "Kentucky" Wilson, drums; Arthur Jenkins Jr., congas.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1971

One For Scotty
My Scorpio Lady
I Was Made To Love Her
Happy Medium

1972

Charles Earland - Charles III   Prestige PRST-10061   1973

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Jon Faddis, Virgil Jones, Victor Paz, trumpet, flugelhorn; Dick Griffin, Jack Jeffers, trombone; Billy Harper, tenor sax, alto flute; Charles Earland, organ, electric piano, soprano sax, percussion; John Fourie, Greg Miller, guitar; Billy Cobham, drums; Sonny Morgan, congas; Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 16 and 17, 1972

Lowdown

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Billy Harper, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ, electric piano, soprano sax, percussion; Maynard Parker, guitar; Billy Cobham, drums.

Speedball

Jon Faddis, Victor Paz, Joe Shepley, Richard Williams, trumpet, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, trombone; Jack Jeffers, trombone, tuba; Billy Harper, tenor sax, alto flute; Seldon Powell, baritone sax, alto flute; Charles Earland, organ, electric piano, soprano sax, percussion; Stuart Scharf, acoustic guitar; Jack Turner, guitar, percussion; Darryl Washington, drums, percussion; Larry Killian, congas; Charles Earland, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 14, 1973

Charles III
Girl, You Need A Change Of Mind

Joe Lee Wilson, vocal; replaces Scharf.

Auburn Delight

omit Killian, Wilson.

My Favorite Things

Charles Earland - Intensity   Prestige PRST-10041   1972

Jon Faddis, Virgil Jones, Lee Morgan, Victor Paz, trumpet, flugelhorn; Clifford Adams, trombone; Dick Griffin, tenor trombone; Jack Jeffers, bass trombone; Hubert Laws Jr., flute; Charles Earland, organ; Greg Millar, guitar; John Fourie, fuzz guitar; Billy Cobham, drums; Sonny Morgan, congas; Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, orchestrator, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 17, 1972

Happy Cause I'm Goin' Home

omit Adams.

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Cause I Love Her

Virgil Jones, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Hubert Laws Jr., piccolo; Billy Harper, tenor sax; William Thorpe, baritone sax; Charles Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Billy Cobham, drums; Sonny Morgan, congas; Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, orchestrator, arranger.

Morgan

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1021-2 in 1999.

Charles Earland - Live At The Lighthouse   Prestige PRST-10050   1972

Elmer Coles, trumpet; Clifford Adams, trombone; James Vass, soprano, alto sax; Charles Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Darryl Washington, drums; Kenneth Nash, congas.

The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA, 1972

Smiling
We've Only Just Begun
Black Gun
Spinky
Freedom Jazz Dance
Moontrane

1973

Charles Earland - The Dynamite Brothers (Soundtrack)   Prestige P-10082   1974

Jon Faddis, Eddie Henderson, Danny Moore, Victor Paz, trumpet, flugelhorn; Wayne Andre, trombone; Dave Hubbard, alto flute, soprano, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ, electric piano, ARP synthesizer #1-6,8,9, soprano sax #7; Patrick Gleeson, synthesizer; Cornell Dupree, Mark Elf, Keith Loving, guitar; Mervin Bronson, electric bass; Billy Hart, left side drums; Daryll Washington, right side drums, tympani; Larry Killian, percussion; Charles Earland, composer.

CI Recording, NYC, November, 1973

1.Betty's Theme
2.Never Ending Melody
3.Grasshopper
4.Shanty Blues
5.Weedhopper
6.Razor J.
7.Snake
8.Kungfusion
9.Incense Of Essence

Charles Earland - Leaving This Planet   Prestige P-66002   1974

Eddie Henderson, trumpet #1,4; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn; Dave Hubbard, alto flute, soprano, tenor sax; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer #1,2,4,5, Clavinet #3; Dr. Patrick Gleeson, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer; Mark Elf, guitar; Eddie Arkin, guitar #1,3,4; Greg Crockett, guitar #2; Harvey Mason, drums #1,2,4,5; Brian Brake, drums #3; Larry Killian, percussion; Rudy Copeland, vocal #1.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 11, 12 and 13, 1973;
Different Fur Trading Co., San Francisco, CA, February, 1974

1.Leaving This Planet
2.Red Clay
3.Warp Factor 8
4.Brown Eyes
5.Asteroid

Eddie Henderson, trumpet #1,3; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn; Dave Hubbard, alto flute, soprano, tenor sax; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer #1,2,4, double soprano sax #3, electric piano #5; Dr. Patrick Gleeson, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer; Mark Elf, guitar; Eddie Arkin, guitar #1,3,5; Harvey Mason, drums #1-3; Brian Brake, drums #4,5; Larry Killian, percussion.

1.Mason's Galaxy
2.No Me Esqueca (Don't Forget Me)
3.Tyner
4.Van Jay
5.Never Ending Melody

** also released on Prestige PRCD-66002-2 in 1993.

1974

Charles Earland - Kharma   Prestige P-10095   1975

Jon Faddis, trumpet; Clifford Adams, trombone; Dave Hubbard, flute, soprano, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ, electric piano, synthesizer; Aurell Ray, guitar; Ron Carter, electric bass #4,5; George Johnson, drums.

Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 6, 1974

1.Joe Brown
2.Morgan
3.Suite For Martin Luther King Part 1: Offering
4.Suite For Martin Luther King Part 2: Mode For Martin
5.Kharma

1976

Charlie Earland - Smokin'   Muse MR 5126   1977

George Coleman, Dave Schnitter, tenor sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Jimmy Ponder, guitar; Bobby Durham, drums #1,2; Walter Perkins, drums #3-5; Herb Fisher, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1976

1.Penn Relays
2.Danny Boy's Soul
3.Milestones #2
4.Soon It's Gonna Rain
5.Strangers In The Night

1977

Charlie Earland - Mama Roots   Muse MR 5156   1979

George Coleman, tenor sax #1,2,4,5; Dave Schnitter, first solo tenor sax #1; Charlie Earland, organ; Jimmy Ponder, guitar; Walter Perkins, drums #1,2,4,5; Bobby Durham, drums #3,6.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1977

1.Undecided
2.The Dozens
3.Red, Green & Black Blues
4.Mama Roots
5.Old Folks
6.Bluesette

1978

Charlie Earland - Pleasant Afternoon   Muse MR 5201   1981

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Houston Person, tenor sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Grady Tate, drums; Ralph Dorsey, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 19, 1978

Murilley
A Prayer
Organic Blues
Pleasant Afternoon
Three Blind Mice

Charlie Earland - Infant Eyes   Muse MR 5181   1979

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Frank Wess, flute, tenor sax; Mack Goldsbury, 2nd tenor sax #2; Charlie Earland, organ; Jimmy Ponder, guitar #1,2; Melvin Sparks, guitar #3-5; Grady Tate, drums; Lawrence Killian, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1978

1.We Are Not Alone
2.Blues For Rudy
3.The Thang
4.Infant Eyes
5.Is It Necessary?

** part of Charles Earland - Organomically Correct, 32 Jazz 32121 in 1999; Savoy Jazz SVY 17225 in 2003.

1981 (age 40)

Charlie Earland - In The Pocket...   Muse MR 5240   1982

Houston Person, tenor sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Melvin (Hassan) Sparks, guitar; Idris Muhammad, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1981

Tackhead
In The Alley
Grant's Groove
Ballad For Mom
A Good Date

1988

Charles Earland - Front Burner   Milestone M-9165   1988

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Bill Easley, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ; Bobby Broom, guitar; Buddy Williams, drums; Frank Colon, congas #1,3,6,7.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 27-28, 1988

1.Moonlighting (Theme)
2.My Two Sons
3.I Will Always Love Her
4.Gospel Time
5.Mom And Dad
6.Can You Wait
7.Kickin' The '3

** also released on Milestone MCD-9165-2 in 1988.

1990

Charlie Earland - Whip Appeal   Muse MCD 5409   1991

Johnny Coles, flugelhorn; Jeffrey Newell, soprano, alto sax; Houston Person, tenor sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Robert Block, guitar; Marvin Jones, drums; Lawrence Killian, congas, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 23, 1990

Songbird
Whip Appeal
Burner's Desire
No Brain, No Pain
Eight After Ten
More Today Than Yesterday

1991 (age 50)

Charles Earland - Unforgettable   Muse MCD 5455   1992

Kenny Rampton, trumpet; Clifford Adams, trombone; Eric Alexander, soprano, tenor sax; Houston Person, tenor sax #1,5,7; Charles Earland, organ; Oliver Nevels, guitar; Gregory Williams, drums #1,2,5; Buddy Williams, drums #3,4,6,7; Laurence Killian, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 6, 1991

1.Unforgettable
2.Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
3.Sheila
4.Commitment To Love
5.Heart Attack
6.Yes, I Love Her
7.The Kicker

1997

Charles Earland - Blowing The Blues Away   HighNote HCD 7010   1997

James Rotundi, trumpet; Eric Alexander, tenor sax; Charles Earland, Hammond B-3 organ; Bob De Vos, guitar; Greg Rockingham, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 12, 1997

Blowing The Blues Away
Sweet Love
For The Love Of You
This Is The Day (The Lord Has Made)
Dolphin Dance
Put It Where You Want It
Strollin'
Quicksilver

Charles Earland - Slammin' & Jammin'   Savant SCD 2008   1998

Carlos Garnett, tenor sax #1,5,6,8; Charles Earland, Hammond B-3 organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Eric Sealls, electric bass #1,3,6,8; Bernard Purdie, drums; Gary Fritz, percussion #1,3,5,6,8.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 5, 1997

1.Honky Tonk
2.Sugar
3.Mercy Mercy
4.When Johnny Comes Marching Home
5.Organyk Groove
6.Let The Music Play
7.Blues For Sheila
8.Mr. Magic

Charles Earland - Cookin' With The Mighty Burner   HighNote HCD 7014   1999

James Rotondi, trumpet; Eric Alexander, tenor sax; Charles Earland, Hammond B-3 organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Bobby Durham, drums; Gary Fritz, percussion #2-5,7,8.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 7, 1997

1.Milestones
2.Sister Sadie
3.Killer Joe
4.Seven Steps To Heaven
5.Will You Love Me Tomorrow
6.Five Blind Mice
7.Seven Of Nine
8.Stella By Starlight

1999 (aged 58)

Charles Earland - The Mighty Burner: Stomp!   HighNote HCD 7037   2000

James Rotondi, trumpet #1,3-9; Michael Karn, tenor sax; Eric Alexander, tenor sax #1,3-9; Charles Earland, Hammond B-3 organ; Bill Boris, guitar; Greg Rockingham, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 13, 1999

1.Time Of My Life
2.All The Man That I Need
3.He Is My Shepherd
4.Prevaricator
5.The Count Is In The House
6.Stomp!
7.The Creation
8.Transfiguration
9.Thanksgiving

Charles Earland With Najee - If Only For One Night   HighNote HCD 7092   2002

Najee, soprano sax #1,2, tenor sax #3-6, flute #7-9; Charles Earland, Hammond B-3 organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Buddy Williams, drums; Gary Fritz, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 19, 1999

1.My Favorite Things
2.My Love
3.My Blues Is Funky
4.Keep The Faith
5.If Only For One Night
6.Smoke
7.All My Tomorrows
8.Just For You
9.Summertime