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 And 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, Vol. 2 - Bone And 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