Contemporary Records Discography: 1983-1986


The Shelly Manne Trio

Frank Collett, piano; Monty Budwig, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.

Widder Bar, Zurich, Switzerland, March, 1984

SolarContemporary C-14018
La Valse-
My Foolish Heart-
Good Bait-
All Of You-
French Medley: Song From "Moulin Rouge" (Where Is Your Heart) / La Vie En Rose-

* Contemporary C-14018   The Shelly Manne Trio In Zurich   1986

The Bill Perkins Quartet

Bill Perkins, tenor sax, flute; Frank Strazzeri, piano; Joel Di Bartolo, acoustic bass; Peter Donald, drums.

Fingers On Fire Productions, Granada Hills, CA, November 19-21, 1984

From The HipContemporary C-14011
Blood Count-
I'm An Old Cowhand-
Mendocino Nights-
Moose The Mooche-
Journey To The East-
'Tis Autumn-
You Must Believe In Spring-
All Through The Night-

* Contemporary C-14011   The Bill Perkins Quartet - Journey To The East   1985


The Jimmy Rowles - Red Mitchell Trio

Jimmy Rowles, piano, vocal #2; Red Mitchell, bass; Colin Bailey, drums; with Stacy Rowles, trumpet, shaker #1, flugelhorn #3,5.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, March 18 and 19, 1985

1.Loco MotivContemporary C-14016
2.I'm Getting Nowhere With You-
3.The Thrill Is Gone-
6.Lilacs In The Rain-

Jimmy Rowles, piano; Red Mitchell, bass, vocal #4; Colin Bailey, drums; with Stacy Rowles, flugelhorn #2,4, trumpet #6.

1.It Might As Well Be SpringContemporary C-14032
2.I'm Glad There Is You-
3.Voices Deep Within Me-
4.A Simple Everyday Blues In F-
5.The Lady's In Love With You-
6.Blood Count-

* Contemporary C-14016   The Jimmy Rowles/Red Mitchell Trio   1985
* Contemporary C-14032   Jimmy Rowles/Red Mitchell - I'm Glad There Is You   1987

George Cables Trio

George Cables, piano; John Heard, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, May 14-15, 1985

Phantom Of The CityContemporary C-14014
Old Folks-
But He Knows-
Dark Side/Light Side-
Waltz For Monday-
Blue Nights-
You Stepped Out Of A Dream-

* Contemporary C-14014   George Cables - Phantom Of The City   1985

Bud Shank - Shorty Rogers Quintet

Shorty Rogers, flugelhorn; Bud Shank, alto sax; George Cables, piano; Monty Budwig, bass; Sherman Ferguson, drums; Shorty Rogers, arranger.

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, May 19, 1985

It's Sand, ManContemporary C-14012
Makin' Whoopee-
Kansas City Tango-
Echoes Of Harlem-

* Contemporary C-14012   Bud Shank/Shorty Rogers - California Concert   1985
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-948-2   -   1997

Frank Morgan With The Cedar Walton Trio

Frank Morgan, alto sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Tony Dumas, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

Monterey Sound Studio, Glendale, CA, June 12 and 13, 1985

Manha De CarnavalContemporary C-14013
Yes And No-
Easy Living-
The Rubber Man-
Third Street Blues-
Three Flowers-
Embraceable You-
Now's The Time-

* Contemporary C-14013   Frank Morgan With The Cedar Walton Trio - Easy Living   1985
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-833-2   -   1994

Bob Cooper - Snooky Young Sextet Featuring Ernie Andrews

Snooky Young, trumpet, flugelhorn; Bob Cooper, tenor sax; Ross Tompkins, piano; Doug MacDonald, guitar; Monty Budwig, bass; Jeff Hamilton, drums; and Ernie Andrews, vocal #3,4,7,8.

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, October 27, 1985

1.In A MellotoneContemporary C-14017
2.Prelude To A Kiss-
3.She's Got To Go-
4.I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
5.Jumpin' At The Woodside-
6.For Freddie-
7.Satin Doll-
8.So Hard To Laugh, So Easy To Cry-
9.I Luv Jazz-
10.Closing Time-

* Contemporary C-14017   Bob Cooper Snooky Young Sextet Featuring Ernie Andrews - In A Mellotone   1986

1986 (35th anniversary)

The Bud Shank Quartet

Bud Shank, alto sax; George Cables, piano; John Heard, bass; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, February 17-18, 1986

Whisper NotContemporary C-14019
Dream Dancing-
Cabin In The Sky-
El Wacko-
No Moe-
I've Told Ev'ry Little Star-
As Time Goes By-
That Old Feeling-

* Contemporary C-14019   The Bud Shank Quartet - That Old Feeling   1986

The Joshua Breakstone Quintet

Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Joshua Breakstone, guitar; Dennis Irwin, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.

ERAS Studio, NYC, February 19, 1986

OblivionContemporary C-14025
It's Easy To Remember-
My Heart Stood Still-
Even Steven-
To Monk With Love-
Bird Song-

* Contemporary C-14025   The Joshua Breakstone Quintet - Echoes   1987

The Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet Featuring Curtis Fuller

Art Farmer, flugelhorn; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Mickey Tucker, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums.

Sweet Basil, Greenwich Village, NY, February 21-22, 1986

Back To The CityContemporary C-14020
From Dream To Dream-
Write Soon-
Vas Simeon-
Speak Low-
Without Delay / Time Speaks-

same session.

Whisper NotContemporary C-14034
Sad To Say-
Are You Real-
Autumn Leaves-
Along Came Betty-

* Contemporary C-14020   The Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet Featuring Curtis Fuller - Back To The City   1986
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-842-2   -   1995
* Contemporary C-14034, CCD-14034-2   The Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet-Featuring Curtis Fuller - The Jazztet-Real Time   1988

Frank Morgan Quartet

Frank Morgan, alto sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, April 21-22, 1986

CeoraContemporary C-14021
Until It's Time For You To Go-
Ana Maria-
Half Nelson-
Thank You BluesContemporary CCD-14021-2

* Contemporary C-14021   Frank Morgan - Lament   1986
= Contemporary CCD-14021-2   -   1987

Billy Higgins Quartet

Harold Land, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, April 23, 1986

DecepticonContemporary C-14024
I Hear A Rhapsody-
The Theme-

* Contemporary C-14024   Billy Higgins - Bridgework   1987

Terry Gibbs

Frank Morgan, alto sax; Terry Gibbs, vibes; Sonny Bravo, piano; Bobby Rodriguez, bass; Jose Madera, congas, percussion; Johnny Rodriguez, bongos, percussion; Tito Puente, timbales #1,5,6; Orestes Vilato, timbales #2-4,7-9.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, May 9-10, 1986

1.Scrapple From The AppleContemporary C-14022
2.For Keeps-
3.Groovin' High-
4.Chelsea Bridge-
5.Sing Sing Sing-
6.Kick Those Feet-
7.Good Bait-
9.Sweet Young Song Of Love-

* Contemporary C-14022   Terry Gibbs - The Latin Connection   1986
= Contemporary CCD-14022-2   -   1996

Frank Morgan - George Cables Duo

Frank Morgan, alto sax; George Cables, piano.

Monterey Sound Studio, Glendale, CA, May 21 and 22, 1986

All The Things You AreContemporary C-14035
Blues For Rosalinda-
After You've Gone-
Helen's Song-
Love Dance-
Love Story-
I Told You So-
Blue In GreenContemporary CCD-14035-2

* Contemporary C-14035, CCD-14035-2   Frank Morgan, George Cables - Double Image   1987

Chris Connor

Chris Connor, vocal; Claudio Roditi, trumpet, flugelhorn; Paquito D'Rivera, alto sax; Michael Abene, Richard Rodney Bennett, keyboards; Rufus Reid, acoustic bass; Akira Tana, drums.

Secret Sound Studios, NYC, August 5-6, 1986

Let's Face The Music And DanceContemporary C-14023
Sweet Happy Life-
In Love In Vain-
Love Medley: What Is This Thing Called Love / You Don't Know What Love Is / Love-
Ten Cents A Dance-
Blame It On My Youth-
We'll Be Together Again-
Let's Take The Long Way Home-
The Nearness Of YouContemporary CCD-14023-2

* Contemporary C-14023   Chris Connor - Classic   1986
= Contemporary CCD-14023-2   -   1987

The Bud Shank Quartet

Bud Shank, alto sax; Dave Peck, piano; Chuck Deardorf, bass; Jeff Hamilton, drums.

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA, October 16-18, 1986

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley SquareContemporary C-14027
Too Long At The Fair-
Song For Lady Lynn-
I Loves You, Porgy-
Bud's Theme-

* Contemporary C-14027   The Bud Shank Quartet At Jazz Alley   1987

Bud Shank - Bill Perkins Quintet

Bud Shank, alto sax; Bill Perkins, tenor sax; Alan Broadbent, piano; John Heard, bass; Sherman Ferguson, drums.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 2-4, 1986

NictationContemporary C-14031
As Sure As You're Born-
Blue In Green-
Out Of This World-
Blazing Paddles-
Nu Blues For B B-
Don't Explain-
BrazilContemporary CCD-14031-2

* Contemporary C-14031, CCD-14031-2   Bud Shank-Bill Perkins - Serious Swingers   1987

Frank Morgan Quintet

Johnny Coles, flugelhorn #1-4,6,7; Frank Morgan, alto sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

Village Vanguard, NYC, December 14 and 15, 1986

1.What Is This Thing Called Love?Contemporary C-14026
2.Parker's Mood-
3.Well, You Needn't-
4.Little Melonae-
5.Come Sunday-
6.All The Things You Are-
7.A Night In TunisiaContemporary CCD-14026-2

* Contemporary C-14026, CCD-14026-2   Frank Morgan Quintet - Bebop Lives!   1987