Fred Katz Catalog

1955 (age 36)

The Music Of Fred Katz - Zen  (Pacific Jazz PJ-1231)

Paul Horn, flute, clarinet, alto sax, piccolo; Fred Katz, cello; John Pisano, guitar; Carson Smith, bass; Chico Hamilton, drums; with Herbie Harper, Joe Howard, Dick Noel, trombone #2-4; Harry Klee, flute #2-4; Julie Jacobs, oboe #2-4; Marty Berman, bassoon #2-4; Willy Schwartz, clarinet #2-4.
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 1 & 5, 1955
1.Lord Randall
2.Suite For Horn: Allegro
3.Suite For Horn: Zen
4. ST-1900Suite For Horn: Science-Fiction
5.Pluck It
6.Classical Katz
7. ST-1899Loma
8.Granada
9.Katz-Up
10.Montuna
** also issued on World Pacific PJ-1231.
** part of Mosaic MQ9-175, MD6-175.

Various Artists - Ballads For Backgrounds  (Pacific Jazz JWC-503)

Fred Katz, cello; Jim Hall, guitar; Carson Smith, bass.
"The Strollers", Long Beach, CA, August 4 or November 11, 1955
Stella By Starlight
** also issued on World Pacific JWC-503.

1958

Fred Katz And His Music - SoulO Cello  (Decca DL 9202)

Paul Horn, flute, clarinet; Fred Katz, cello; Ann Stockton, harp; Calvin Jackson, piano; Johnny Pisano, guitar; Hal Gaylor, bass; Chico Hamilton, drums.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, January 15, 1958
Satori
Andante
Lament Of The Oracles
I'm Glad There Is You
The Toy That Never Was
Come With Me
Bill Green, Harry Klee, flute; Buddy Collette, Paul Horn, alto sax; Fred Katz, cello; Calvin Jackson, piano; Johnny Pisano, guitar; Hal Gaylor, bass; Chico Hamilton, drums.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, January 22, 1958
Country Gardens
Circus
Wayfaring Stranger
Time After Time
The Vidiot
Intermezzo

Fred Katz, Hal Gaylor, Johnny Pisano - 4-5-6 Trio  (Decca DL 9213)

Fred Katz, cello; Johnny Pisano, guitar; Hal Gaylor, bass.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, May 26, 1958
Four-Five-Six
Sophisticated Lady
Isn't It Romantic
Delia
Like Someone In Love
Krelch
Mountain Air
Perdido
I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You

The Fred Katz Orchestras - Folk Songs For Far Out Folk  (Warner Bros. W 1277)

Gene Estes, vibes; John Towner Williams as Johnny T. Williams, piano; Billy Bean, guitar; Mel Pollan as Mel Pollen, bass; Jerry Williams, drums; Fred Katz, orchestrator, conductor, cello.
Los Angeles, CA, July 21, 1958
8121G-14Foggy, Foggy Dew
8121G-23Old Paint
8121G-33Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
8121G-49Been In The Pen So Long
Buddy Collette, flute; Paul Horn, flute, alto sax; Jules Jacobs, oboe, clarinet; Justin Gordon, bassoon, bass clarinet; George Smith, clarinet; Mel Pollan as Mel Pollen, bass; Fred Katz, orchestrator, conductor, cello.
Los Angeles, CA, August 19, 1958
8119H-15Baal Shem Tov
8119H-35Rav's Nigun
Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Irving Goodman, trumpet; Harry Betts, Bob Enevoldsen, George Roberts, trombone; Larry Bunker, Jack Costanzo as Jack Constanzo, Gene Estes, Carlos Mejia, Lou Singer, percussion; Fred Katz, orchestrator, conductor, cello, piano.
Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1958
8117J-17Chili'Lo
8117J-23Manthi-Ki
8117J-33Mate'Ka
** also issued on Warner Bros. WS 1277.

Various Artists - Jazz Canto, Vol. I - An Anthology Of Poetry And Jazz  (World Pacific PJ-1244)

Walt Whitman, words; John Carradine, read; with Fred Katz Orchestra.
released 1958
Poets To Come
Dylan Thomas, words; Ben Wright, read; with Fred Katz Orchestra.
In My Craft Or Sullen Art
** also issued on World Pacific WP-1409 entitled "Poetry And Jazz".

1959 (age 40)

Fred Katz - Katz And His Jammers  (Decca DL 9217)

Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Fred Katz, cello; Gene Estes, vibes; Johnny Pisano, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Lenny McBrowne, drums.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 12, 1959
Feeling The Blues
Imagination
The Blow Is The Know
Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Fred Katz, cello; Gene Estes, vibes; Johnny Pisano, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, May 26, 1959
Vintage 57
Ruby, My Dear
Old Folks
Pete Candoli, trumpet; Fred Katz, cello; Gene Estes, vibes; Johnny Pisano, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Frank Butler, drums.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 1959
Sometimes I'm Happy
Elegy
Dixie, Why Not?
Dexterity