Curtis Fuller Discography

1957 (age 23)

Curtis Fuller Quintet

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Sonny Red Kyner, alto sax; Hank Jones, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 11, 1957

1255Transportation BluesPrestige PRLP 7107
1256Vonce #5-
1257Blue Lawson-
1258AliciaStatus ST 8317; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-077-2
1259What Is This Thing Called Love?Prestige PRLP 7107
1260Namely You-

* Prestige PRLP 7107   Curtis Fuller - New Trombone   1957
= Original Jazz Classics OJC-077   -   1983
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-077-2   -   1996
* Status ST 8317   Donald Byrd-Kenny Burrell-Frank Foster-Hank Mobley-Mal Waldron-Curtis Fuller-Paul Quinichette-Hank Jones - Body & Soul   1965

Curtis Fuller Quintet With Red Garland

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Sonny Red, alto sax; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 14, 1957

1261SlenderellaNew Jazz NJLP 8277
1262Cashmere-
1263Moonlight Becomes You-
1264Stormy Weather-
1265Seeing Red-
1266Roc & Troll-

* New Jazz NJLP 8277   Curtis Fuller With Red Garland   1963
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1862-2   -   1995

Curtis Fuller Quintet

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 BounceBlue Note BLP 1567
2. tk.6Soon-
3. tk.8A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening-
4. tk.10Here's To My Lady-
5. tk.12OscalypsoBlue Note 45-1690, BLP 1567
6. tk.14Hugore-

* Blue Note BLP 1567   Curtis Fuller - The Opener   1957
* Blue Note 45-1690   Curtis Fuller - Oscalypso / Hugore   1957

Curtis Fuller Quintet

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.2AlgonquinBlue Note 45-1689, BLP 1572
2. tk.5Bone & BariBlue Note BLP 1572
3. tk.7Nita's Waltz-
4. tk.8Again-
5. tk.10Heart And Soul-
6. tk.13PickupBlue Note 45-1689, BLP 1572

* Blue Note BLP 1572   Curtis Fuller - Bone & Bari   1957
* Blue Note 45-1689   Curtis Fuller - Algonquin / Pickup   not released

Curtis Fuller - Tommy Flanagan Quintet

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 TomRegent RMG-6055
70108It's Magic-
70109My One And Only Love-
70110They Didn't Believe Me-
70111Soul Station-
70112Club Car-
70113Upper Berth-

* Regent RMG-6055   Curtis Fuller, Sonny Redd, Tommy Flanagan, George Tucker, Louis Hayes - Jazz...It's Magic!   1958
= Savoy MG 12209   -   late 1960s
= Savoy Jazz SJL 1158   Tommy Flanagan - It's Magic   1986

Curtis Fuller - Art Farmer Quintet

Art Farmer, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Sonny Clark, piano; George Tucker, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 1, 1957

tk.3QuantraleBlue Note 45-1702, BLP 1583
tk.4Two Quarters Of A Mile-
tk.6Little MessengerBlue Note BLP 1583
tk.8Too Late Now-
tk.9Jeanie-
tk.12Carvon-

* Blue Note BLP 1583   Curtis Fuller Vol. 3   1960
= Blue Note (J) BRP-8044   -   1992
* Blue Note 45-1702   Curtis Fuller - Quantrale / Two Quarters Of A Mile   not released

1958

Curtis Fuller Quintet

Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, trombone; Sonny Clark, piano; George Tucker, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 22, 1958

tk.2Pajama TopsBlue Note (J) GXF-3064
tk.3Slide's Ride-
tk.6Loquacious Lady-
tk.10Mean Jean-
tk.14Fuss Budget-
tk.15Oatmeal Cookie-
tk.17Da-Baby-

* Blue Note (J) GXF-3064   Curtis Fuller - Two Bones   1980
= Blue Note (J) GXK-8166   -   1981

1959

Curtis Fuller Sextet

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 HeavenUnited Artists UAL 4041
Down Home-
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone-
Bongo Bop-
When Lights Are Low-
C.T.A.-
Down Home (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-166

* United Artists UAL 4041, UAS 5041   The Curtis Fuller Sextet - Sliding Easy   1959
* Mosaic MR5-166, MD3-166   The Complete Blue Note/United Artists Curtis Fuller Sessions   1996

Curtis Fuller's Quintet

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 DarkSavoy MG-12141
Undecided-
Blues-ette-
Minor Vamp-
Love Your Spell Is Everywhere-
Twelve-Inch-

same session.

Five Spot After Dark (take 2)Savoy (J) COJY-9017
Undecided (take 3)-
Blues-ette (take 3)-
Minor Vamp (take 3)-
Love Your Spell Is Everywhere (take 3)-
Twelve-Inch (take 3)-

* Savoy MG-12141   Curtis Fuller's Quintet - Blues ette   1959
= Savoy SST-13006   -   1960s
= Savoy Jazz SJL 1135   Curtis Fuller - Blues-ette   1984
* Savoy (J) COJY-9017   Curtis Fuller's Quintet - Blues ette Vol. 2   1992

The Curtis Fuller Jazztet With Benny Golson

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 Alright With MeSavoy MG-12143
Wheatleith Hall-
I'll Walk Alone-
Arabia-
Judy's Dilemma-
Judy's Dilemma #4unissued

* Savoy MG-12143   The Curtis Fuller Jazztet With Benny Golson   1959
= Savoy SST 13010   -   not released
= Savoy SJL 2239   Curtis Fuller All-Star Sextets   1979

The Curtis Fuller Sextette

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

KachinSavoy MG 12144
Bang Bang-
Imagination-
Blues De Funk-
Lido Road-

same session.

Kachin (take 3)Savoy (J) COJY-9018
Bang Bang (take 3)-
Imagination (take 3)-
Blues De Funk (take 3)-
Lido Road (take 3)-
Bang Bang (take 4)-

* Savoy MG 12144   The Curtis Fuller Sextette - Imagination   1960
= Savoy SST 13011   -   not released
= Savoy SJL 2239   Curtis Fuller All-Star Sextets   1979
* Savoy (J) COJY-9018   The Curtis Fuller Sextette - Imagination Vol. 2   1992

1960

Curtis Fuller Sextet

Wilbur Harden, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Yusef Lateef, flute, tenor sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Clifford Jarvis, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 6, 1960

New DateSavoy SAVOY MG 12164
New Date (take 1)Savoy (J) COCY-78279, (J) CY-78806
Accidentunissued

* Savoy SAVOY MG 12164   Images Of Curtis Fuller   1975
= Savoy (J) COCY-78279   -   1994
= Savoy (J) CY-78806   -   1996

Curtis Fuller Sextet

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Yusef Lateef, flute, tenor sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 7, 1960

SCF666AccidentSavoy SAVOY MG 12164
SCF665Darryl's Minor-
SCF667Be Back Ta-Reckla-
Judyful-
Accident (take 3)Savoy (J) COCY-78279, (J) CY-78806
Darryl's Minor (take 2)-
Imagesunissued

* Savoy SAVOY MG 12164   Images Of Curtis Fuller   1975
= Savoy (J) COCY-78279   -   1994
= Savoy (J) CY-78806   -   1996

Curtis Fuller Sextet

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax, flute; Walter Bishop, piano; Buddy Catlett, bass; Stu Martin, drums.

NYC, December, 1960

ChantizedWarwick W 2038
Flutie-
If I Were A Bell-
But Beautiful-
Do I Love You-
The Court-
Mr. L-

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.

ChantizedTCB LP 1001
Flutie-
If I Were A Bell-
But Beautiful-
Do I Love You-
The Court-
Mr. L.-

* Warwick W 2038, W 2038 ST   Curtis Fuller - Boss Of The Soul-Stream Trombone   1961
* TCB LP 1001   Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Yusef Lateef - Gettin' It Together   1970?

1961

Curtis Fuller Quintet

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Les Spann, flute, guitar; Walter Bishop, piano; Buddy Catlett, bass; Stu Martin, drums.

NYC, February 6, 1961

CO66348Mixed EmotionsEpic LA 16013
CO66349I Loves You, Porgy-
CO66350Teabags-
CO66351Dream-
CO66352Playpen-

* Epic LA 16013, BA 17013   The Magnificent Trombone Of Curtis Fuller   1961

Curtis Fuller Quintet

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Les Spann, flute, guitar; Walter Bishop, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Stu Martin, drums.

NYC, February 20, 1961

CO66353I'll Be AroundEpic LA 16013
CO66354Two Different Worlds-
CO66355Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child-

* Epic LA 16013, BA 17013   The Magnificent Trombone Of Curtis Fuller   1961

Curtis Fuller And The Jazz Ambassadors / Quincy Jones And His Orchestra

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 | PB5156SolitudeMercury (J) 195J-32
22275 | PB5157Stolen Moments-
22275 | PB5157 (ed. ver.)Stolen Moments (edited version)Philips (US) PHM-200-050
22276 | PB5158Bess, You Is My Woman NowMercury (J) 195J-32
22277 | PB5159Moanin'-
22278 | PB5160Air Mail Special-
22279 | PB5161Banja Luka-
Stampede (final)Mercury unissued, tape no longer exists

* Mercury (J) 195J-32   The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones - Live!   1984
= Mosaic MD5-237   The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions   2007
* Philips (US) PHM-200-050, (US) PHS-600-050   Curtis Fuller And The Jazz Ambassadors - Jazz Conference Abroad   not released
= Smash MGS-27034, SRS-67034   -

Curtis Fuller And The Jazz Ambassadors / Quincy Jones And His Orchestra

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 BouncePhilips (US) PHM-200-050; Mosaic MD5-237
22167 | PB5084Scrapple From The Apple-
22168 | PB5085Blue 'N Boogie-

* Philips (US) PHM-200-050, (US) PHS-600-050   Curtis Fuller And The Jazz Ambassadors - Jazz Conference Abroad   not released
= Smash MGS-27034, SRS-67034   -
* Mosaic MD5-237   The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions   2007

The Curtis Fuller Quintet

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Dave Bailey, drums.

NYC, summer 1961

Hello, Young LoversEpic LA 16020
Besame Mucho-
Willow Weep For Me-
One Note Samba-
Wee Dot-
Autumn Leaves-

* Epic LA 16020, BA 17020   The Curtis Fuller Quintet - South American Cookin'   1961

Curtis Fuller And The Jazz Clan

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 StockholmImpulse! A-13
10591Ladies' Nightrejected
10592The Clan-

* Impulse! A-13, AS-13   Curtis Fuller! - Soul Trombone And The Jazz Clan   1962
= Impulse! (J) MVCZ-106   -   1996

Curtis Fuller And The Jazz Clan

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 IImpulse! A-13
10594In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning-
10595Newdles-

* Impulse! A-13, AS-13   Curtis Fuller! - Soul Trombone And The Jazz Clan   1962
= Impulse! (J) MVCZ-106   -   1996

Curtis Fuller And The Jazz Clan

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.: same personnel.

Capitol Studios, NYC, November 17, 1961

10591Ladies' NightImpulse! A-13
10592The ClanImpulse! 45-204, A-13

* Impulse! A-13, AS-13   Curtis Fuller! - Soul Trombone And The Jazz Clan   1962
= Impulse! (J) MVCZ-106   -   1996
* Impulse! 45-204   Curtis Fuller - The Clan Parts I & II   1962

1962

Curtis Fuller

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 SkyImpulse! A-22
10893The Prayer-
10894Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe-
10895Love Turned The Light Out-
10896Do What You Wanna Do-

* Impulse! A-22, AS-22   Curtis Fuller - Cabin In The Sky   1962

Curtis Fuller

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.: same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 25, 1962

10897Honey In The HoneycombImpulse! A-22
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-

* Impulse! A-22, AS-22   Curtis Fuller - Cabin In The Sky   1962

1971 (age 37)

Curtis Fuller Septet

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 and 28, 1971

Crankin'Mainstream MRL 333
Maze-
Black Bath-
Ballade-
The Spirit-

* Mainstream MRL 333   Curtis Fuller - Crankin'   1973

1972

Curtis Fuller Septet

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'Mainstream MRL 370
Jacque's Groove-
Sop City-
People, Places And Things-
Stella By Starlight-

* Mainstream MRL 370   Curtis Fuller - Smokin'   1972

1978 (age 44)

Curtis Fuller Quintet

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; James Williams, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; John Yarling, drums.

CI Recording, NYC, September 18, 1978

Four On The OutsideTimeless (Du) SJP 124
Suite-Kathy-
Hello Young Lovers-
Little Dreams-
Ballad For Gabe-Wells-
Corrida Del Torro-

* Timeless (Du) SJP 124   Curtis Fuller - Four On The Outside   1978

Curtis Fuller Quintet

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 HolidayBee Hive BH 7007
Ballad For Gabe-Wells-
Hello Young Lovers-
The Egyptian-
Yesterdays-
Blue Monk-

* Bee Hive BH 7007; Paddle Wheel (J) GP-3209   Curtis Fuller - Fire And Filigree   1979

1982

Curtis Fuller With Roma Jazz Trio

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Danilo Rea, piano; Enzo Pietropaoli, bass; Roberto Gatto, drums.

Sonic Studios, Rome, Italy, December 23, 1982

ImpressionsTimeless (Du) SJP 204
R.E.D's Delights-
Jazz Island-
Naima-
Afternoon In Paris-
Blue Bossa-

* Timeless (Du) SJP 204   Curtis Fuller Meets Roma Jazz Trio   1987

1993 (age 59)

Curtis Fuller's Quintet

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 EverywhereSavoy (J) COCY-75624
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-

* Savoy (J) COCY-75624   Curtis Fuller's Quintet - Blues ette Part II   1993

2003 (age 69)

Curtis Fuller Quintet Featuring Brad Goode

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, vocal #10.

Riverside Studios, Chicago, IL, August 31, and September 1, 2003

1.Cantaloupe IslandDelmark DG-550
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-

* Delmark DG-550   Curtis Fuller With Brad Goode - Up Jumped Spring   2004

Curtis Fuller Quintet

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 and 29, 2003

1.Spoken IntroSavant SCD 2062
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-

* Savant SCD 2062   Curtis Fuller - Keep It Simple   2005