Clifford Thornton Catalog

1967 (age 31)

The Clifford Thornton New Art Ensemble - Freedom & Unity  (Third World Records LP 9636)

Clifford Thornton, valve trombone; Sonny King, alto sax; Karl Berger, vibes; Don Moore, bass; Harold (Nunding) Avent, drums; with Edward Avent, cornet #1,8; Joe McPhee, trumpet #7; Tyrone Crabb, bass #1,8; Jimmy Garrison, bass #7.
Sound City Studios, NYC, July 22, 1967
1.Free Huey
2.15th Floor
3.Miss Oula
4.Kevin (The Theme)
5.Exosphere
6.Uhuru
7.O.C.T.
8.The Wake (Complete Version)

1969

Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua  (BYG (F) 529.323)

Clifford Thornton, cornet, congas; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Archie Shepp, soprano sax; Arthur Jones, alto sax; Dave Burrell, piano, bells; Beb Guerin, bass; Sunny Murray, drums; Earl Freeman, congas, gong, percussion.
Paris, France, August 18, 1969
Ketchaoua
Clifford Thornton, cornet, congas; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Archie Shepp, soprano sax; Arthur Jones, alto sax; Dave Burrell, piano; Earl Freeman, Beb Guerin, bass; Sunny Murray, drums.
Pan African Festival
Clifford Thornton, cornet; Arthur Jones, alto sax; Earl Freeman, Beb Guerin, bass; Claude Delcloo, drums.
Brotherhood
Clifford Thornton, cornet; Earl Freeman, Beb Guerin, bass.
Speak With Your Echo (And Call This Dialogue)

1970

Clifford Thornton - The Panther And The Lash  (America (F) 30 AM 6113)

Clifford Thornton, cornet, shenai, valve trombone, piano, maracas; Francois Tusques, piano, celeste, balafon, maracas; Beb Guerin, double bass; Noel McGhie, drums, percussion.
"La Maison De La Radio (ORTF)", Paris, France, November 7, 1970
Huey Is Free
El Fath
Tout Le Pouvoir Au Peuple
Paysage Desole
Right On!
Shango / Aba L'Ogun
Mahiya Illa Zalab

1972

Clifford Thornton - Communications Network  (Third World Records LP 12272)

Clifford Thornton, cornet, electric piano; Lakshinarayana Shankar, violin; Sirone, bass; Jerome Cooper, percussion.
ABC Stage City, NYC, January 22, 1972
Communications Network, Part 1
Communications Network, Part 2
Clifford Thornton, cornet; Nathan Davis, soprano sax; Jay Hoggard, vibes; Andy Gonzalez, bass; Vincent George, Jerry Gonzalez, congas, percussion; Nicky Marrero, timbales, percussion; Jayne Cortez, poet.
Festival African American Music, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, April 17, 1972
Festivals And Funerals

1974

Clifford Thornton, The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Gardens Of Harlem  (JCOA LP 1008)

Clifford Thornton, cornet, valve trombone, shenai, cabasa, bells; Marvin Peterson, Michael Ridley, Leo Smith, trumpet; Ted Daniel, trumpet, flugelhorn; Janice Robinson, Charles Stevens, trombone; John Thompson, Gregory Williams, French horn; Bob Stewart, tuba; Carlos Ward, alto sax, flute; Dewey Redman, alto, tenor sax; Roland Alexander, tenor sax; Pat Patrick, tenor, soprano sax; George Barrow, baritone sax, flute; Carla Bley, piano; Andy Gonzales, bass; Art Lewis, trap set; Milton Cardona, itotele bata, tumba; Gene Golden, iya bata, tumba, palos; Jerry Gonzales, konkolo bata, kaganu, quinto, tumba, bell, palos; Vincent Jorge, tumba, axatse, congas; Asante Darkwa, gankogui, nnaronta, bell; Laxmi G. Tewari, axatse, kidi, ntrowa; Kobena Adzenyah, nnawuronta, apentima, oprenten, ntrowa, congas, sogo, atsimevu; Jack Jeffers, conductor.
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, April 4, 1974
Ogun Bara
O Desayo
Agbadza
Chango Obari
Ain Salah
Gospel Ballade
Sweet Oranges
Blues City