Curtis Fuller Discography

1957 (age 23)

Curtis Fuller Quintet

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 BluesPrestige PRLP 7107
1256Vonce #5-
1257Blue Lawson-
1258AliciaStatus ST 8317; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-077-2
1259What Is This Thing Called LovePrestige PRLP 7107
1260Namely You-
* Prestige PRLP 7107; Original Jazz Classics OJC-077, OJCCD-077-2   Curtis Fuller - New Trombone
* Status ST 8317   Various Artists - Body And Soul

Curtis Fuller - Red Garland Quintet

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Sonny Red, alto sax; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 14, 1957
1261CinderellaNew Jazz NJLP 8277
1262Cashmere-
1263Moonlight Becomes You-
1264Stormy Weather-
1265Seeing Red-
1266Roc And Troll-
* New Jazz NJLP 8277; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1862-2   Curtis Fuller With Red Garland

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
* Blue Note 45-1690   Curtis Fuller - Oscalypso / Hugore

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
* 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 TonRegent MG 6055
70108It's Magic-
70109My One And Only Love-
70110They Didn't Believe Me-
70111Soul Station-
70112Club Car-
70113Upper Berth-
* Regent MG 6055; Savoy MG 12209   Curtis Fuller, Tommy Flanagan - Jazz...It's Magic!

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, (J) BRP-8044   Curtis Fuller, Vol. 3
* 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, (J) GXK-8166   Curtis Fuller - Two Bones

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
* Mosaic MR5-166, MD3-166   The Complete Blue Note/United Artists Curtis Fuller Sessions

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, SST 13006   Curtis Fuller's Quintet - Blues-Ette
* Savoy (J) COJY-9017   Curtis Fuller's Quintet - Blues-Ette, Vol. 2

The Curtis Fuller Jazztet Featuring 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 All Right With MeSavoy MG 12143
Arabia-
I'll Walk Alone-
Judy's Dilemma-
Wheatleigh Hall-
Judy's Dilemma #4unissued
* Savoy MG 12143, SST 13010   The Curtis Fuller Jazztet With Benny Golson
= Savoy SJL 2239   Curtis Fuller - All-Star Sextets

Curtis Fuller Sextet

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-
* Savoy MG 12144, SST 13011   Curtis Fuller - Imagination
= Savoy SJL 2239   Curtis Fuller - All-Star Sextets

1960

Curtis Fuller Sextet

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
Accidentunissued
New DateSavoy MG 12164
New Date (take 1)Savoy (J) COCY-78279, (J) CY-78806
* Savoy MG 12164, (J) COCY-78279, (J) CY-78806   Images Of Curtis Fuller

Curtis Fuller Sextet

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
SCF666AccidentSavoy 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 MG 12164, (J) COCY-78279, (J) CY-78806   Images Of Curtis Fuller

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

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

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

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!
= Mosaic MD5-237   The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions
* 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 - Jazz Conference Abroad

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   Curtis Fuller And The Jazz Ambassadors - Jazz Conference Abroad
* Mosaic MD5-237   The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions

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'

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, (J) MVCZ-106   Curtis Fuller! - Soul Trombone And The Jazz Clan

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, (J) MVCZ-106   Curtis Fuller! - Soul Trombone And The Jazz Clan

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, (J) MVCZ-106   Curtis Fuller! - Soul Trombone And The Jazz Clan
* Impulse! 45-204   Curtis Fuller - The Clan, Part I & II

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

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

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 & 28, 1971
Crankin'Mainstream MRL 333
Maze-
Black Bath-
Ballade-
The Spirit-
* Mainstream MRL 333   Curtis Fuller - Crankin'

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'

1978 (age 44)

Curtis Fuller Quintet

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 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

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

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

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

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, vocals #10.
Riverside Studios, Chicago, IL, August 31 & 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

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 & 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