Claude Williamson Catalog

1954 (age 28)

Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson  (Capitol T-6502)

Claude Williamson, piano; Curtis Counce, bass; Stan Levey, drums.

Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 1954

12815Obsession
12817-21All God's Children Got Rhythm

same personnel.

Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, June 29, 1954

12824Curtistan
12825Woody'n You
12826Indiana
12827Penny
12828Over The Rainbow

same personnel.

Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, July 29, 1954

12883Thou Swell
12884Salute To Bud
12885-1Claude Hopper
12886Bouncing With Bud

1955

Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson Trio - Keys West  (Capitol T-6511)

Claude Williamson, piano; Max Bennett, bass; Stan Levey, drums.

Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, May 2, 1955

13797My Heart Stood Still
13798Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
13799Spring Is Here
13800Of Thee I Sing

Claude Williamson, piano; Buddy Clarke, bass; Larry Bunker, drums.

Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, May 19, 1955

13885Don't Get Around Much Anymore
13886The Kerry Dance
13887On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe
13888Get Happy
13895Yesterdays
13896Like Someone In Love

1956 (age 30)

Claude Williamson  (Bethlehem BCP-54)

Claude Williamson, piano; Don Prell, bass; Chuck Flores, drums.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 1956

June Bug
Jersey Bounce
Moonlight In Vermont
I'll Remember April
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Blue Notoriety
Embraceable You
Have You Met Miss Jones
Hallelujah

Claude Williamson - 'Round Midnight  (Bethlehem BCP-69)

Claude Williamson, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, December 3, 4 & 5, 1956

Stella By Starlight
Somebody Loves Me
I'll Know
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Hippy
Tea For Two
Stompin' At The Savoy
'Round Midnight
Just One Of Those Things
Love Is Here To Stay
The Song Is You

1958

Claude Williamson - In Italy  (Broadway International (It) B/3001)

Giulio Libano, trumpet; Claude Williamson, piano; Franco Cerri, guitar; Don Prell, bass; Jimmy Pratt, drums.

Milan, Italy, April 1, 1958

Time After Time
The Best Thing For You
Heart And Soul
All The Things You Are
Nice Work If You Can Get It
All Of You
Blues Italiano
There's A Small Hotel
The Nearness Of You
Collard Greens And Black-Eyed Peas
There Will Never Be Another You

Claude Williamson Mulls The Mulligan Scene With His Twin Jazz Pianos And Trio  (Criterion LP-CR-601)

Claude Williamson, piano; Howard Roberts, guitar; Red Mitchell, bass; Stan Levey, drums; Gerry Mulligan, composer.

Los Angeles, CA, 1958

Walkin' Shoes
Limelight
Westwood Walk
A Ballad
Utter Chaos
Bark For Barksdale
Simbah
Blue At The Roots
Apple Core
Line For Lyons
Ontet

1961

The Fabulous Claude Williamson Trio  (Contract Records 15001)

Claude Williamson, piano; Duke Morgan, bass; Chuck Flores, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, 1961

Witchcraft
A Foggy Day
Young At Heart
You Make Me Feel So Young
Nancy
The Lady Is A Tramp
Anything Goes
All The Way
They Can't Take That Away From Me
While We're Young
At Long Last Love

** also issued on DIW (J) DIW-341; SSJ (J) XQAM-1603.

1962

Theatre Party Attended By The Claude Williamson Quartet  (Contract Records 15003)

Claude Williamson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Frank Capp, drums.

released 1962

Independence Day Hora
There's No Reason In The World
Comes Once In A Lifetime
So Look Upon My Love
Shalom
Brotherhood Of Man
I Will Follow You
Getting Married
I'm Just Taking My Time
Chime In

1977 (age 51)

Claude Williamson - All God's Chillun Got Rhythm  (SeaBreeze SB-1003)

Claude Williamson, piano; Bob Magnusson, bass; Chuck Flores, drums.

Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, CA, February 28 & March 19, 1977

All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Stella By Starlight
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Amherst '74
Hallucinations
Willow Weep For Me
Es Tiempo
Blues For All Reasons

** also issued on Nadja (J) PA-7174 as "The Claude Williamson Trio". Interplay (J) CEJC00285, CECC00279 as "Stella By Starlight".

Claude Williamson - Holography  (Interplay IP-7708)

Claude Williamson, piano.

United Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, May 5 & July 7, 1977

All The Things You Are
The Way We Were
I Love You
Isn't It Romantic
The Roadrunner
Someday My Prince Will Come
Sure Thing
Collard Green And Black-Eye Pea
My Romance
Blues-Hamp's Legacy

** also issued on Interplay (J) TKCZ-79517 as "The Way We Were". Interplay (J) ABCJ-529 as "Holography (Solo Piano) +4".

Claude Williamson - Holography (Solo Piano) +4  (Interplay (J) ABCJ-529)

Claude Williamson, piano.: same session.

United Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, May 5 & July 7, 1977

On The West Side
Backbay Blues
Tryphaena
My Swinging Hour

** reissue of Interplay IP-7708 as "Holography" + 4 bonus tracks.

1978

Claude Williamson - New Departure  (Interplay IP-7717)

Claude Williamson, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.

Blue Rock Studio, NYC, March 22 & June 7 & 8, 1978

Cleopatra's Dream
Dusk In Sandi
29 Greene Street
Filthy McNasty
Sonora
Blues Limited

** also issued on Trio (J) PAP-9126; Interplay (J) ARTCD-20, TKCZ-79068 as "Claude Williamson Trio - New Departure". Interplay (J) CEJC00287 as "Cleopatra's Dream". Interplay (J) ABCJ-67; M&I (J) MYCJ-30479 as "Claude Williamson Trio - Cleopatra's Dream".

Claude Williamson - Cleopatra's Dream  (Interplay (J) CEJC00287)

Claude Williamson, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.: same session.

Blue Rock Studio, NYC, March 22 & June 7 & 8, 1978

Relaxin' At Camarillo
I'll Keep Loving You
Confirmation
Glass Enclosure

** reissue of Interplay IP-7717 as "New Departure" + 4 bonus tracks.

Claude Williamson Trio - New Departure  (Interplay (J) ARTCD-20)

Claude Williamson, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.: same session.

Blue Rock Studio, NYC, March 22 & June 7 & 8, 1978

Cleopatra's Dream (take 2)

** reissue of Interplay IP-7717 as "New Departure" + 6 bonus tracks.

Claude Williamson - Blues In Front  (Interplay (J) CEJC00267)

Claude Williamson, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.: same session.

Blue Rock Studio, NYC, March 22 & June 7 & 8, 1978

Blues In Front
If You Could See Me Now
So What
Steeple Chase
Round About Midnight
Blues The End
Hamp's Blues

** also issued on Interplay (J) CECC00264. Interplay (J) ABCJ-598 as "Blues In Front + 1".

Claude Williamson - Blues In Front + 1  (Interplay (J) ABCJ-598)

Claude Williamson, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.: same session.

Blue Rock Studio, NYC, March 22 & June 7 & 8, 1978

Blues Unlimited

** reissue of Interplay (J) CEJC00267 as "Blues In Front" + 1 bonus track.

1979

Claude Williamson - La Fiesta  (Interplay IP-7727)

Claude Williamson, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.

Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, August 6, 1979

La Fiesta
The Love Of A Child
First Trip
In Your Quiet Place
Nica's Dream
Black Forest

** also issued on Trio (J) PAP-9189 as "Claude Williamson Trio - First Trip". Discovery DS-862 as "Claude Williamson Trio - La Fiesta". Interplay (J) TKCZ-79516, ABCJ-592.

1981

Claude Williamson Trio - Tribute To Bud  (Eastworld (J) EWJ-90009)

Claude Williamson, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.

Sage & Sand Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, June 25, 1981

Tribute To Bud
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Embraceable You
Bud's Blues
Parisian Thoroughfare
Oblivion
I Should Care
Un Poco Loco

** also issued on somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8038.

1983

Claude Williamson Trio - Claude Reigns  (Interplay (J) CECC00239)

Claude Williamson, piano; John Heard, bass; Roy McCurdy, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, February 26 & May 28, 1983

Claude Reigns
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Scorpio
Windows
Straight No Chaser
Who Can I Turn To
Charmion
Matrix
Someone To Watch Over Me

** also issued on PJL (J) MTCJ-2507; Interplay (J) ABCJ-605 as "Claude Reigns".

1985

Claude Williamson - Blue Minor  (Interplay (J) CECC00280)

James Zoller, trumpet; Skip Thomas, soprano, alto, tenor sax; Claude Williamson, piano; Richard Reid, bass; Carl Burnett, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, March 30, 1985

Blue Minor
Sonny's Crib
Cool Struttin'
Minor Meeting
No More Clark Bars

** also issued on M&I (J) MYCJ-30376.

1988 (age 62)

Claude Williamson Trio - Standards  (Interplay (J) ARTCD-22)

Claude Williamson, piano; Chuck Berghofer, bass; Steve Houghton, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, April 29, 1988

No Problem
St. Thomas
Dolphin Dance
O' Grande Amor
Monk's Mood
Autumn Leaves
A Child Is Born
Recado Bossa Nova
Black Orpheus

** also issued on Interplay (J) ABCJ-565 as "Claude Williamson Trio - Standards 1".

1990

Claude Williamson Trio - Standards 2  (Interplay (J) ARTCD-28)

Claude Williamson, piano; Jim Crutcher, bass; Carl Burnett, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, January 15, 1990

Stella By Starlight
The Way You Look Tonight
Yesterdays
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Autumn In New York
You And The Night And The Music
Star Eyes
My Funny Valentine

** also issued on Interplay (J) ABCJ-568 as "Stella By Starlight - Standard II".

Claude Williamson Trio - Memory Of West Coast  (Interplay (J) CECC00302)

Claude Williamson, piano; Jim Crutcher, bass; Chuck Flores, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 1990

Speak Low
I'm Old Fashioned
All The Things You Are
On Green Dolphin Street
Long Ago And Far Away
A Night In Tunisia
The More I See You
Billie's Bounce
Lullaby Of Leaves

** also issued on Interplay (J) ABCJ-603 as "Memory Of West Coast".

1991

Claude Williamson Trio - As Time Goes By  (Interplay (J) CECC00388)

Claude Williamson, piano; Paul Gormley, bass; Paul Kreibich, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 1991

Shoeless Joe Is Back
As Time Goes By
Las Ramblas
La Cantina
Sidewalks Of New York
It's Alright With Me
Slow Boat To China
Danger Ahead
Ballad Medley: So In Love / This Is Always / That's All

** also issued on Interplay (J) TKCZ-79064. Interplay (J) ABCJ-578 as "As Time Goes By".

1992

Claude Williamson Trio - South Of The Border-West Of The Sun  (Venus (J) TKCV-79002)

Claude Williamson, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Al "Tootie" Heath, drums.

The Bakery Recording Studio, North Hollywood, CA, December 15, 1992

South Of The Border
Star Crossed Lovers
Robbin's Nest
Embraceable You
Pretendo
Corcovado
As Time Goes By
West Of The Sun

** also issued on Venus (J) TKCV-35016, TKCV-35073, TKCV-35109, VHCD-2049, VHCD-78033.

1993

Claude Williamson - Collaboration 1993  (PJL (J) MTCJ-2506)

Claude Williamson, piano; Jim Crutcher, bass; John Tirabasso, drums.

February, 1993

Code 12 Blue
Y'Sittos
Wisteria
Comin' In Back Door
Stop Waltzin'
Bar-Bee
Fay
Too Little Time
Wonderin' About Me, Too

** also issued on Interplay (J) ABCJ-560 as "Collaboration".

Claude Williamson Trio - Song For My Father  (Venus (J) TKCV-79034)

Claude Williamson, piano; Andy Simpkins, bass; Al "Tootie" Heath, drums.

The Bakery Recording Studio, North Hollywood, CA, May 15, 1993

Lover Man

same session.

My Romance
Easy Living
Feelin' Fine
Work Song
Alone Together
There Will Never Be Another You
Song For My Father

1994

Claude Williamson Trio - El Noche De Espana  (Interplay (J) ABCJ-608)

Claude Williamson, piano; Don Prell, bass; Tony Johnson, drums.

June, 1994

Senor Blues
Poinciana
Estrellita
Barbados
El Noche De Espana
Besame Mucho
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Estate
I Heard You Cried Last Night
Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Claude Williamson Trio - Live In Tokyo, 1994  (Interplay (J) ABCJ-520)

Claude Williamson, piano; Don Prell, bass; Tony Johnson, drums.: same personnel.

live in Tokyo, Japan, September, 1994

Bag's Groove
Kerry's Dance
Spring Is Here
Autumn Leaves
Poinciana
'Round Midnight
The Champ
Barbados

1995

Claude Williamson Trio - Autumn In New York  (Venus (J) TKCV-79099)

Claude Williamson, piano; Bill Crow, bass; David Jones, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 22 & 23, 1995

Linear Motion
Autumn In New York
Samba Lhasa
Manhattan
News From Blueport
I Want To Be Happy
Moonlight In Vermont
Crow's Other Nest
How About You
Over The Rainbow

** also issued on Venus (J) TKCV-35010, TKCV-35103, VHCD-78080.

1996 (age 70)

Claude Williamson Trio - 52nd St. Revisited  (Interplay (J) ABCJ-612)

Claude Williamson, piano; Tom Warrington, bass; Paul Kreibich, drums.

Sage & Sound, Hollywood, CA, February 20, 21 & 22, 1996

52nd St. Theme
Bean And The Boys
A Night In Tunisia
It Never Entered My Mind
Hot House
Manteca
Now's The Time
Laura
52nd St. Revisited