Claude Williamson Discography

1954 (age 28)

The Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

12815ObsessionCapitol H-6502, T-6502
12816Billie's Bounceunissued
12817-21All God's Children Got RhythmCapitol 6F-65003, T-6502

* Capitol T-6502   Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson
* Capitol H-6502   Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson
* Capitol 6F-65003   Claude Williamson - All God's Children Got Rhythm / Woody'n You

The Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

12824CurtistanCapitol H-6502, T-6502
12825Woody'n YouCapitol 6F-65003, T-6502
12826IndianaCapitol H-6502, T-6502
12827Penny-
12828Over The Rainbow-

* Capitol T-6502   Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson
* Capitol H-6502   Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson
* Capitol 6F-65003   Claude Williamson - All God's Children Got Rhythm / Woody'n You

The Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

12883Thou SwellCapitol H-6502, T-6502
12884Salute To Bud-
12885-1Claude HopperCapitol T-6502
12886Bouncing With BudCapitol H-6502, T-6502

* Capitol T-6502   Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson
* Capitol H-6502   Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson

1955

Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

13797My Heart Stood StillCapitol T-6511
13798Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaCapitol H-6511, T-6511
13799Spring Is Here-
13800Of Thee I Sing-

* Capitol T-6511   Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson Trio - Keys West
* Capitol H-6511   Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson Trio - Keys West

Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

13885Don't Get Around Much AnymoreCapitol H-6511, T-6511
13886The Kerry DanceCapitol T-6511
13887On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa FeCapitol H-6511, T-6511
13888Get Happy-
13895Yesterdays-
13896Like Someone In Love-

* Capitol T-6511   Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson Trio - Keys West
* Capitol H-6511   Kenton Jazz Presents Claude Williamson Trio - Keys West

1956 (age 30)

The Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

June BugBethlehem BCP-54
Jersey Bounce-
Moonlight In Vermont-
I'll Remember April-
The Last Time I Saw Paris-
Blue Notoriety-
Embraceable YouBethlehem BCP-54, 45-11065
Have You Met Miss JonesBethlehem BCP-54, EXLP-2
HallelujahBethlehem BCP-54, 45-11065

* Bethlehem BCP-54   Claude Williamson
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem 45-11065   Claude Williamson - Embraceable You / Hallelujah

Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

Stella By StarlightBethlehem BCP-69
Somebody Loves Me-
I'll Know-
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top-
Polka Dots And MoonbeamsBethlehem BCP-69, 45-11069
HippyBethlehem BCP-69
Tea For Two-
Stompin' At The Savoy-
'Round Midnight-
Just One Of Those Things-
Love Is Here To Stay-
The Song Is You-

* Bethlehem BCP-69   Claude Williamson - 'Round Midnight
* Bethlehem 45-11069   Claude Williamson - Polka Dots And Moonbeams / no info

1958

Claude Williamson Quintet

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

Milan, Italy, April 1, 1958

Time After TimeBroadway International (It) B/3001
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-

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

Claude Williamson Mulls The Mulligan Scene With His Twin Jazz Pianos And Trio

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

Los Angeles, CA, 1958

Walkin' ShoesCriterion LP-CR-601
Limelight-
Westwood Walk-
A Ballad-
Utter Chaos-
Bark For Barksdale-
Simbah-
Blue At The Roots-
Apple Core-
Line For Lyons-
Ontet-

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

1961

The Claude Williamson Trio

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

Los Angeles, CA, 1961

WitchcraftContract Records 15001
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-

* Contract Records 15001; DIW (J) DIW-341; SSJ (J) XQAM-1603   The Fabulous Claude Williamson Trio

1962

The Claude Williamson Quartet

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

released 1962

Independence Day HoraContract Records 15003
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-

* Contract Records 15003   Theatre Party Attended By The Claude Williamson Quartet

1977 (age 51)

Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

All God's Chillun Got RhythmSeaBreeze SB-1003
Stella By Starlight-
Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
Amherst '74-
Hallucinations-
Willow Weep For Me-
Es Tiempo-
Blues For All Reasons-

* SeaBreeze SB-1003   Claude Williamson - All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
= Nadja (J) PA-7174   The Claude Williamson Trio
= Interplay (J) CEJC00285, CECC00279   Claude Williamson - Stella By Starlight

Claude Williamson Solo

Claude Williamson, piano.

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

All The Things You AreInterplay IP-7708
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-
On The West SideInterplay (J) ABCJ-529
Backbay Blues-
Tryphaena-
My Swinging Hour-

* Interplay IP-7708   Claude Williamson - Holography
= Interplay (J) TKCZ-79517   Claude Williamson - The Way We Were
= Interplay (J) ABCJ-529   Claude Williamson - Holography (Solo Piano) +4

1978

Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

Cleopatra's DreamInterplay IP-7717
Dusk In Sandi-
29 Greene Street-
Relaxin' At CamarilloInterplay (J) CEJC00287, ARTCD-20, TKCZ-79068, ABCJ-67; M&I (J) MYCJ-30479
I'll Keep Loving You-
Filthy McNastyInterplay IP-7717
Sonora-
Blues Limited-
ConfirmationInterplay (J) CEJC00287, ARTCD-20, TKCZ-79068, ABCJ-67; M&I (J) MYCJ-30479
Glass Enclosure-

same session.

Blues In FrontInterplay (J) CEJC00267
If You Could See Me Now-
So WhatInterplay (J) CEJC00267, ARTCD-20, TKCZ-79068, ABCJ-67; M&I (J) MYCJ-30479
Steeple ChaseInterplay (J) CEJC00267
Round About Midnight-
Blues The End-
Hamp's Blues-
Blues UnlimitedInterplay (J) ABCJ-598

same session.

Cleopatra's Dream
Dusk In Sandi
29 Greene Street
Filthy McNasty
Sonora
Blues Limited
Cleopatra's Dream (take 2)Interplay (J) ARTCD-20, TKCZ-79068, ABCJ-67; M&I (J) MYCJ-30479
Relaxin' At Camarillo
Confirmation
So What
Glass Enclosure
I'll Keep Loving You

* Interplay IP-7717   Claude Williamson - New Departure
= Trio (J) PAP-9126; Interplay (J) ARTCD-20, TKCZ-79068   Claude Williamson Trio - New Departure
= Interplay (J) CEJC00287   Claude Williamson - Cleopatra's Dream
= Interplay (J) ABCJ-67; M&I (J) MYCJ-30479   Claude Williamson Trio - Cleopatra's Dream
* Interplay (J) CEJC00267, CECC00264   Claude Williamson - Blues In Front
= Interplay (J) ABCJ-598   Claude Williamson - Blues In Front + 1

1979

Claude Williamson Trio

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

Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, August 6, 1979

La FiestaInterplay IP-7727
The Love Of A Child-
First Trip-
In Your Quiet Place-
Nica's Dream-
Black Forest-

* Interplay IP-7727, (J) TKCZ-79516, ABCJ-592   Claude Williamson - La Fiesta
= Trio (J) PAP-9189   Claude Williamson Trio - First Trip
= Discovery DS-862   Claude Williamson Trio - La Fiesta

1981

Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

Tribute To BudEastworld (J) EWJ-90009
The Last Time I Saw Paris-
Embraceable You-
Bud's Blues-
Parisian Thoroughfare-
Oblivion-
I Should Care-
Un Poco Loco-

* Eastworld (J) EWJ-90009; Somethin' Else (J) TOCJ-8038   Claude Williamson Trio - Tribute To Bud

1983

Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

Claude ReignsInterplay (J) CECC00239
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-

* Interplay (J) CECC00239   Claude Williamson Trio - Claude Reigns
= PJL (J) MTCJ-2507; Interplay (J) ABCJ-605   Claude Williamson - Claude Reigns

1985

Claude Williamson Quintet

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 MinorInterplay (J) CECC00280
Sonny's Crib-
Cool Struttin'-
Minor Meeting-
No More Clark Bars-

* Interplay (J) CECC00280; M&I (J) MYCJ-30376   Claude Williamson - Blue Minor

1988 (age 62)

Claude Williamson Trio

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

Los Angeles, CA, April 29, 1988

No ProblemInterplay (J) ARTCD-22
St. Thomas-
Dolphin Dance-
O' Grande Amor-
Monk's Mood-
Autumn Leaves-
A Child Is Born-
Recado Bossa Nova-
Black Orpheus-

* Interplay (J) ARTCD-22   Claude Williamson Trio - Standards
= Interplay (J) ABCJ-565   Claude Williamson Trio - Standards 1

1990

Claude Williamson Trio

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

Los Angeles, CA, January 15, 1990

Stella By StarlightInterplay (J) ARTCD-28
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-

* Interplay (J) ARTCD-28   Claude Williamson Trio - Standards 2
= Interplay (J) ABCJ-568   Claude Williamson - Stella By Starlight - Standard II

Claude Williamson Trio

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

Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 1990

Speak LowInterplay (J) CECC00302
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-

* Interplay (J) CECC00302   Claude Williamson Trio - Memory Of West Coast
= Interplay (J) ABCJ-603   Claude Williamson - Memory Of West Coast

1991

Claude Williamson Trio

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

Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 1991

Shoeless Joe Is BackInterplay (J) CECC00388
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-

* Interplay (J) CECC00388, TKCZ-79064   Claude Williamson Trio - As Time Goes By
= Interplay (J) ABCJ-578   Claude Williamson - As Time Goes By

1992

Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

South Of The BorderVenus (J) TKCV-79002, TKCV-35048
Star Crossed LoversVenus (J) TKCV-79002, TKCV-35042, TKCV-35044, TKCV-35362
Robbin's NestVenus (J) TKCV-79002, TKCV-35050
Embraceable YouVenus (J) TKCV-79002, TKCV-35044
PretendoVenus (J) TKCV-79002, TKCV-35050
CorcovadoVenus (J) TKCV-79002, TKCV-35045
As Time Goes ByVenus (J) TKCV-79002, TKCV-35042
West Of The SunVenus (J) TKCV-79002

* Venus (J) TKCV-79002, TKCV-35016, TKCV-35073, TKCV-35109, VHCD-2049, VHCD-78033   Claude Williamson Trio - South Of The Border-West Of The Sun
* Venus (J) TKCV-35048   Various Artists - Flamingo - Relaxin' Jazz Piano Trio
* Venus (J) TKCV-35042   Various Artists - Star Closed Lovers - Romantic Jazz Piano Solo
* Venus (J) TKCV-35044   Various Artists - Ballad Night - Romantic Jazz Piano Trio
* Venus (J) TKCV-35362   Various Artists - The Ballad On Jazz Piano Trio
* Venus (J) TKCV-35050   Various Artists - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - Swingin' Standards Piano
* Venus (J) TKCV-35045   Various Artists - Isn't It Romantic? - Romantic Jazz Piano Trio

1993

Claude Williamson Trio

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

February, 1993

Code 12 BluePJL (J) MTCJ-2506
Y'Sittos-
Wisteria-
Comin' In Back Door-
Stop Waltzin'-
Bar-Bee-
Fay-
Too Little Time-
Wonderin' About Me, Too-

* PJL (J) MTCJ-2506   Claude Williamson - Collaboration 1993
= Interplay (J) ABCJ-560   Claude Williamson - Collaboration

Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

My Romance
Alone Together
Song For My Father
There Will Never Be Another You
Lover ManVenus (J) TKCV-79034
Work Song
Easy Living
Feelin' Fine

same session.

My RomanceVenus (J) TKCV-79034, TKCV-35031, TKCV-35041
Easy LivingVenus (J) TKCV-79034, TKCV-35031, TKCV-35043
Feelin' FineVenus (J) TKCV-79034, TKCV-35031
Work SongVenus (J) TKCV-79034, TKCV-35031, TKCV-35051
Alone TogetherVenus (J) TKCV-79034, TKCV-35031, TKCV-35049
There Will Never Be Another YouVenus (J) TKCV-79034, TKCV-35031, TKCV-35047
Song For My FatherVenus (J) TKCV-79034, TKCV-35031, TKCV-35048

* Venus (J) TKCV-79034   Claude Williamson Trio - Song For My Father
* Venus (J) TKCV-35031, TKCV-35113, TKCV-35367, VHCD-78128   Claude Williamson Trio - Song For My Father
* Venus (J) TKCV-35041, TKCV-35054   Various Artists - When I Fall In Love - Romantic Jazz Piano Trio
* Venus (J) TKCV-35043   Various Artists - Beautiful Love - Romantic Jazz Piano Trio
* Venus (J) TKCV-35051   Various Artists - Stolen Moments - Great Jazz Standards
* Venus (J) TKCV-35049   Various Artists - Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - Best Jazz Piano Trio
* Venus (J) TKCV-35047   Various Artists - Lover Come Back To Me - Swingin' Romantic Standards
* Venus (J) TKCV-35048   Various Artists - Flamingo - Relaxin' Jazz Piano Trio

1994

Claude Williamson Trio

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

June, 1994

Senor BluesInterplay (J) ABCJ-608, NLP9505
Poinciana-
Estrellita-
Barbados-
El Noche De Espana-
Besame Mucho-
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes-
Estate-
I Heard You Cried Last NightInterplay (J) ABCJ-608
Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square-

* Interplay (J) ABCJ-608   Claude Williamson Trio - El Noche De Espana
* Interplay (J) NLP9505   Claude Williamson - El Noche De Espana

Claude Williamson Trio

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

live in Tokyo, Japan, September, 1994

Bag's GrooveInterplay (J) ABCJ-520
Kerry's Dance-
Spring Is Here-
Autumn Leaves-
Poinciana-
'Round Midnight-
The Champ-
Barbados-

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

1995

Claude Williamson Trio

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

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

Linear MotionVenus (J) TKCV-79099
Autumn In New YorkVenus (J) TKCV-79099, TKCV-35045
Samba LhasaVenus (J) TKCV-79099
ManhattanVenus (J) TKCV-79099, TKCV-35044
News From BlueportVenus (J) TKCV-79099
I Want To Be HappyVenus (J) TKCV-79099, TKCV-35047
Moonlight In VermontVenus (J) TKCV-79099, TKCV-35042
Crow's Other NestVenus (J) TKCV-79099
How About You-
Over The RainbowVenus (J) TKCV-79099, TKCV-35045

* Venus (J) TKCV-79099, TKCV-35010, TKCV-35103, VHCD-78080   Claude Williamson Trio - Autumn In New York
* Venus (J) TKCV-35045   Various Artists - Isn't It Romantic? - Romantic Jazz Piano Trio
* Venus (J) TKCV-35044   Various Artists - Ballad Night - Romantic Jazz Piano Trio
* Venus (J) TKCV-35047   Various Artists - Lover Come Back To Me - Swingin' Romantic Standards
* Venus (J) TKCV-35042   Various Artists - Star Closed Lovers - Romantic Jazz Piano Solo

1996 (age 70)

Claude Williamson Trio

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

Sage & Sound, Los Angeles, CA, February 20, 21 and 22, 1996

52nd St. ThemeInterplay (J) ABCJ-612
Bean And The Boys-
A Night In Tunisia-
It Never Entered My Mind-
Hot House-
Manteca-
Now's The Time-
Laura-
52nd St. Revisited-

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