Clifford Thornton Discography

1967 (age 31)

The Clifford Thornton New Art Ensemble

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 HueyThird World Records LP 9636
2.15th Floor-
3.Miss Oula-
4.Kevin (The Theme)-
5.Exosphere-
6.Uhuru-
7.O.C.T.-
8.The Wake (Complete Version)-
* Third World Records LP 9636   The Clifford Thornton New Art Ensemble - Freedom & Unity

1969

Clifford Thornton's Group

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
KetchaouaBYG (F) 529.323
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)-
* BYG (F) 529.323   Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua

1970

Clifford Thornton Quartet

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 FreeAmerica (F) 30 AM 6113
El Fath-
Tout Le Pouvoir Au Peuple-
Paysage Desole-
Right On!-
Shango / Aba L'Ogun-
Mahiya Illa Zalab-
* America (F) 30 AM 6113   Clifford Thornton - The Panther And The Lash

1972

Clifford Thornton Quartet

Clifford Thornton, cornet, electric piano; Lakshinarayana Shankar, violin; Sirone, bass; Jerome Cooper, percussion.
ABC Stage City, NYC, January 22, 1972
Communications Network, Part 1Third World Records LP 12272
Communications Network, Part 2-
* Third World Records LP 12272   Clifford Thornton - Communications Network

Clifford Thornton Ensemble

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 FuneralsThird World Records LP 12272
* Third World Records LP 12272   Clifford Thornton - Communications Network

1974

Clifford Thornton And The Jazz Composer's Orchestra

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 BaraJCOA LP 1008
O Desayo-
Agbadza-
Chango Obari-
Ain Salah-
Gospel Ballade-
Sweet Oranges-
Blues City-
* JCOA LP 1008   Clifford Thornton, The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Gardens Of Harlem