Curtis Fuller Catalog

1957 (age 23)

Curtis Fuller - New Trombone  (Prestige PRLP 7107)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Sonny Red, alto sax; Hank Jones, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 11, 1957
1255Transportation Blues
1256Vonce #5
1257Blue Lawson
1259What Is This Thing Called Love
1260Namely You
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC-077, OJCCD-077-2.

Various Artists - Body And Soul  (Status ST 8317)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Sonny Red, alto sax; Hank Jones, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 11, 1957
1258Alicia

Curtis Fuller With Red Garland  (New Jazz NJLP 8277)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Sonny Red, alto sax; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 14, 1957
1261Cinderella
1262Cashmere
1263Moonlight Becomes You
1264Stormy Weather
1265Seeing Red
1266Roc And Troll
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1862-2.

Curtis Fuller - The Opener  (Blue Note BLP 1567)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Hank Mobley, tenor sax #1,2,5,6; Bobby Timmons, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 16, 1957
1. tk.3Lizzy's Bounce
2. tk.6Soon
3. tk.8A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
4. tk.10Here's To My Lady
5. tk.12Oscalypso
6. tk.14Hugore

Curtis Fuller - Bone & Bari  (Blue Note BLP 1572)

Curtis Fuller, trombone #1-3,5,6; Tate Houston, baritone sax #1-4,6; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 4, 1957
1. tk.2Algonquin
2. tk.5Bone & Bari
3. tk.7Nita's Waltz
4. tk.8Again
5. tk.10Heart And Soul
6. tk.13Pickup

Curtis Fuller, Tommy Flanagan - Jazz...It's Magic!  (Regent MG 6055)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Sonny Redd, alto sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; George Tucker, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 5, 1957
70107Two Ton
70108It's Magic
70109My One And Only Love
70110They Didn't Believe Me
70111Soul Station
70112Club Car
70113Upper Berth
** also issued on Savoy MG 12209.

Curtis Fuller, Vol. 3  (Blue Note BLP 1583)

Art Farmer, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Sonny Clark, piano; George Tucker, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 1, 1957
tk.3Quantrale
tk.4Two Quarters Of A Mile
tk.6Little Messenger
tk.8Too Late Now
tk.9Jeanie
tk.12Carvon
** also issued on Blue Note (J) BRP-8044.

1958

Curtis Fuller - Two Bones  (Blue Note (J) GXF-3064)

Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, trombone; Sonny Clark, piano; George Tucker, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 22, 1958
tk.2Pajama Tops
tk.3Slide's Ride
tk.6Loquacious Lady
tk.10Mean Jean
tk.14Fuss Budget
tk.15Oatmeal Cookie
tk.17Da-Baby
** also issued on Blue Note (J) GXK-8166.

1959

The Curtis Fuller Sextet - Sliding Easy  (United Artists UAL 4041)

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, March 12, 1959
Bit Of Heaven
Down Home
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
Bongo Bop
When Lights Are Low
C.T.A.
** also issued on United Artists UAS 5041.

The Complete Blue Note/United Artists Curtis Fuller Sessions  (Mosaic MR5-166)

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.: same session.
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, March 12, 1959
Down Home (alternate take)
** also issued on Mosaic MD3-166.

Curtis Fuller's Quintet - Blues-Ette  (Savoy MG 12141)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Al Harewood, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 21, 1959
Five Spot After Dark
Undecided
Blues-Ette
Minor Vamp
Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere
Twelve-Inch
** also issued on Savoy SST 13006.

Curtis Fuller's Quintet - Blues-Ette, Vol. 2  (Savoy (J) COJY-9017)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Al Harewood, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 21, 1959
Five Spot After Dark (take 2)
Undecided (take 3)
Blues-Ette (take 3)
Minor Vamp (take 3)
Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere (take 3)
Twelve-Inch (take 3)

The Curtis Fuller Jazztet With Benny Golson  (Savoy MG 12143)

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 25, 1959
It's All Right With Me
Arabia
I'll Walk Alone
Judy's Dilemma
Wheatleigh Hall
** also issued on Savoy SST 13010.
** part of Savoy SJL 2239.

Curtis Fuller - Imagination  (Savoy MG 12144)

Thad Jones, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Benny Golson, tenor sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Dave Bailey, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 17, 1959
Kachin
Bang Bang
Imagination
Blues De Funk
Lido Road
** also issued on Savoy SST 13011.
** part of Savoy SJL 2239.

1960

Images Of Curtis Fuller  (Savoy MG 12164)

Wilbur Harden, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Clifford Jarvis, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 6, 1960
New Date
Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 7, 1960
SCF666Accident
SCF665Darryl's Minor
SCF667Be Back Ta-Reckla
Judyful
** also issued on Savoy (J) COCY-78279, (J) CY-78806.

Images Of Curtis Fuller  (Savoy (J) COCY-78279)

Wilbur Harden, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Clifford Jarvis, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 6, 1960
New Date (take 1)
Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 7, 1960
Accident (take 3)
Darryl's Minor (take 2)
** reissue of Savoy MG 12164 + 3 bonus tracks.

Curtis Fuller - Boss Of The Soul-Stream Trombone  (Warwick W 2038)

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax, flute; Walter Bishop, piano; Buddy Catlett, bass; Stu Martin, drums.
NYC, December, 1960
Chantized
Flutie
If I Were A Bell
But Beautiful
Do I Love You
The Court
Mr. L
** also issued on Warwick W 2038 ST.

Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Yusef Lateef - Gettin' It Together  (TCB LP 1001)

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax, flute; Walter Bishop, piano; Buddy Catlett, bass; Stu Martin, drums; Joe Scariza, editing engineer, remixing engineer.
NYC, December, 1960
Chantized
Flutie
If I Were A Bell
But Beautiful
Do I Love You
The Court
Mr. L.

1961

The Magnificent Trombone Of Curtis Fuller  (Epic LA 16013)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Les Spann, flute, guitar; Walter Bishop, piano; Buddy Catlett, bass; Stu Martin, drums.
NYC, February 6, 1961
CO66348Mixed Emotions
CO66349I Loves You, Porgy
CO66350Teabags
CO66351Dream
CO66352Playpen
Curtis Fuller, trombone; Les Spann, flute, guitar; Walter Bishop, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Stu Martin, drums.
NYC, February 20, 1961
CO66353I'll Be Around
CO66354Two Different Worlds
CO66355Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
** also issued on Epic BA 17013.

The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones - Live!  (Mercury (J) 195J-32)

Benny Bailey, Paul Cohen, Rolf Ericson, Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; David Baker, Curtis Fuller, Melba Liston, Ake Persson, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Joe Lopes, Phil Woods, alto sax; Budd Johnson, tenor sax; Eric Dixon, tenor sax, flute; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute; Patti Bown, piano; Les Spann, guitar, flute; Buddy Catlett, bass; Stu Martin, drums; Quincy Jones, arranger, conductor.
live in Zurich, Switzerland, March 10, 1961
22274 | PB5156Solitude
22275 | PB5157Stolen Moments
22276 | PB5158Bess, You Is My Woman Now
22277 | PB5159Moanin'
22278 | PB5160Air Mail Special
22279 | PB5161Banja Luka
** part of Mosaic MD5-237.

Curtis Fuller And The Jazz Ambassadors - Jazz Conference Abroad  (Smash MGS 27034)

Benny Bailey, Paul Cohen, Rolf Ericson, Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; David Baker, Curtis Fuller, Melba Liston, Ake Persson, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Joe Lopes, Phil Woods, alto sax; Budd Johnson, tenor sax; Eric Dixon, tenor sax, flute; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute; Patti Bown, piano; Les Spann, guitar, flute; Buddy Catlett, bass; Stu Martin, drums; Quincy Jones, arranger, conductor.: same session.
live in Zurich, Switzerland, March 10, 1961
22275 | PB5157 (ed. ver.)Stolen Moments (edited version)
Benny Bailey, Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, Ake Persson, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Eric Dixon, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute; Patti Bown, piano; Buddy Catlett, bass; Stu Martin, drums; Quincy Jones, conductor.
Zurich, Switzerland, March 11, 1961
22166 | PB5083Billie's Bounce
22167 | PB5084Scrapple From The Apple
22168 | PB5085Blue 'N Boogie
** originally intended as Philips (US) PHM 200-050, (US) PHS 600-050.
** also issued on Smash SRS 67034.

The Curtis Fuller Quintet - South American Cookin'  (Epic LA 16020)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Dave Bailey, drums.
NYC, summer 1961
Hello, Young Lovers
Besame Mucho
Willow Weep For Me
One Note Samba
Wee Dot
Autumn Leaves
** also issued on Epic BA 17020.

Curtis Fuller! - Soul Trombone And The Jazz Clan  (Impulse! A-13)

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; G.T. Hogan, drums.
Capitol Studios, NYC, November 15, 1961
10590Dear Old Stockholm
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.
Capitol Studios, NYC, November 16, 1961
10593The Breeze And I
10594In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
10595Newdles
same personnel.
Capitol Studios, NYC, November 17, 1961
10591Ladies' Night
10592The Clan
** also issued on Impulse! AS-13, (J) MVCZ-106.

1962

Curtis Fuller - Cabin In The Sky  (Impulse! A-22)

Bernie Glow, Freddie Hubbard, Al De Risi, Ernie Royal, trumpet; Wayne Andre, Bob Brookmeyer, Curtis Fuller, Alan Raph, Kai Winding, trombone; Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington, Tony Miranda, Morris Secon, French horn; Harvey Phillips, tuba; Hank Jones, piano; Eddie Costa, piano, percussion; Art Davis, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; Manny Albam, arranger, conductor.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 24, 1962
10892Cabin In The Sky
10893The Prayer
10894Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
10895Love Turned The Light Out
10896Do What You Wanna Do
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 25, 1962
10897Honey In The Honeycomb
10898Love Me Tomorrow (But Leave Me Alone Today)
Curtis Fuller, trombone; Hank Jones, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; Eddie Costa, percussion; Margaret Ross, harp; ten violins, three violas, two celli, Harry Lookofsky, concertmaster; Manny Albam, arranger, conductor.
10899In My Old Virginia Home (On The River Nile)
10900Old Ship Of Zion
10901Savannah
10902Taking A Chance On Love
10903The Prayer II
** also issued on Impulse! AS-22.

1971 (age 37)

Curtis Fuller - Crankin'  (Mainstream MRL 333)

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Ramon Morris as Ray Moros, tenor sax; George Cables, electric piano; Bill Washer, electric guitar; Stanley Clarke, bass, Fender bass; Lenny White, drums, electric percussion.
The Record Plant, NYC, July 27 & 28, 1971
Crankin'
Maze
Black Bath
Ballade
The Spirit

1972

Curtis Fuller - Smokin'  (Mainstream MRL 370)

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jimmy Heath, soprano, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano, electric piano; Ted Dunbar, guitar; Mickey Bass, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
NYC, circa early 1972
Smokin'
Jacque's Groove
Sop City
People, Places And Things
Stella By Starlight

1978 (age 44)

Curtis Fuller - Four On The Outside  (Timeless (Du) SJP 124)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; James Williams, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; John Yarling, drums.
CI Recording Studio, NYC, September 18, 1978
Four On The Outside
Suite-Kathy
Hello Young Lovers
Little Dreams
Ballad For Gabe-Wells
Corrida Del Torro

Curtis Fuller - Fire And Filigree  (Bee Hive BH 7007)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Sal Nistico, tenor sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Sam Jones, bass; Freddie Waits, drums.
Master Sound Productions, Franklin Square, NY, December 6, 1978
Minor's Holiday
Ballad For Gabe-Wells
Hello Young Lovers
The Egyptian
Yesterdays
Blue Monk
** also issued on Paddle Wheel (J) GP-3209.

1982

Curtis Fuller Meets Roma Jazz Trio  (Timeless (Du) SJP 204)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Danilo Rea, piano; Enzo Pietropaoli, bass; Roberto Gatto, drums.
Sonic Studios, Rome, Italy, December 23, 1982
Impressions
R.E.D's Delights
Jazz Island
Naima
Afternoon In Paris
Blue Bossa

1993 (age 59)

Curtis Fuller's Quintet - Blues-Ette, Part II  (Savoy (J) COCY-75624)

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Al Harewood, drums.
Sound On Sound, NYC, January 4-6, 1993
Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere
Sis
Blues-Ette '93
Is It All A Game
Capt' Kid
Five Spot After Dark '93
How Am I To Know
Along Came Betty
Autumn In New York
Manhattan Serenade

2003 (age 69)

Curtis Fuller With Brad Goode - Up Jumped Spring  (Delmark DG-550)

Brad Goode, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Karl Montzka, piano; Larry Gray, bass #1-3,9; Stewart Miller, bass #5-8,10,11; Tim Davis, drums; Jacey Falk, vocals #10.
Riverside Studios, Chicago, IL, August 31 & September 1, 2003
1.Cantaloupe Island
2.Up Jumped Spring
3.In A Mellow Tone
4.God Bless The Child
5.Bags' Groove
6.Equinox
7.I'm Old Fashioned
8.Alone Together
9.Whisper Not
10.Black Night
11.Star Eyes

Curtis Fuller - Keep It Simple  (Savant SCD 2062)

Curtis Fuller, trombone #2,3,5-9,11; Javon Jackson, tenor sax #2,3,5,6,8-11; Doug Carn, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Fritz Wise, drums.
Rocky Mountain Studios, Hilton Head, SC, September 28 & 29, 2003
1.Spoken Intro
2.The Court
3.Maze
4.Girl Talk
5.A La Mode
6.Lover Man
7.Western Sunrise
8.Arabia
9.I Didn't Know What Time It Was
10.Diane
11.It's You Or No One