Fred Katz Discography

1955 (age 36)

Fred Katz Quintet With Ensemble

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 RandallPacific Jazz PJ-1231; Crown CLP 5310
2.Suite For Horn: AllegroPacific Jazz PJ-1231
3.Suite For Horn: Zen-
4. ST-1900Suite For Horn: Science-FictionPacific Jazz X-637, PJ-1231
5.Pluck ItPacific Jazz PJ-1231; Crown CLP 5310
6.Classical Katz-
7. ST-1899LomaPacific Jazz X-637, PJ-1231
8.GranadaPacific Jazz PJ-1231
9.Katz-UpPacific Jazz PJ-1231; Crown CLP 5310
10.MontunaPacific Jazz PJ-1231; Crown CLP 5341
* Pacific Jazz PJ-1231; World Pacific PJ-1231   The Music Of Fred Katz - Zen
= Mosaic MQ9-175, MD6-175   The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chico Hamilton Quintet
* Crown CLP 5310, CST 310   Chico Hamilton With Paul Horn
* Crown CLP 5341, CST 341   The Great Chico Hamilton Featuring Paul Horn
* Pacific Jazz X-637   Fred Katz - Loma / Science-Fiction

Fred Katz Trio

Fred Katz, cello; Jim Hall, guitar; Carson Smith, bass.
"The Strollers", Long Beach, CA, August 4 or November 11, 1955
Stella By StarlightPacific Jazz JWC-503; Mosaic MQ9-175
* Pacific Jazz JWC-503; World Pacific JWC-503   Various Artists - Ballads For Backgrounds
* Mosaic MQ9-175, MD6-175   The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chico Hamilton Quintet

1958

Fred Katz And His Music

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
SatoriDecca DL 9202
Andante-
Lament Of The Oracles-
I'm Glad There Is You-
The Toy That Never Was-
Come With Me-
* Decca DL 9202   Fred Katz And His Music - SoulO Cello

Fred Katz And His Music

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 GardensDecca DL 9202
Circus-
Wayfaring Stranger-
Time After Time-
The Vidiot-
Intermezzo-
* Decca DL 9202   Fred Katz And His Music - SoulO Cello

Fred Katz Trio

Fred Katz, cello; Johnny Pisano, guitar; Hal Gaylor, bass.
Decca Studios, Los Angeles, CA, May 26, 1958
Four-Five-SixDecca DL 9213
Sophisticated Lady-
Isn't It Romantic-
Delia-
Like Someone In Love-
Krelch-
Mountain Air-
Perdido-
I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You-
* Decca DL 9213   Fred Katz, Hal Gaylor, Johnny Pisano - 4-5-6 Trio

The Fred Katz Orchestra

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 DewWarner Bros. W 1277
8121G-23Old Paint-
8121G-33Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child-
8121G-49Been In The Pen So Long-
* Warner Bros. W 1277, WS 1277   The Fred Katz Orchestras - Folk Songs For Far Out Folk

The Fred Katz Orchestra

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 TovWarner Bros. W 1277
8119H-35Rav's Nigun-
* Warner Bros. W 1277, WS 1277   The Fred Katz Orchestras - Folk Songs For Far Out Folk

The Fred Katz Orchestra

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'LoWarner Bros. W 1277
8117J-23Manthi-Ki-
8117J-33Mate'Ka-
* Warner Bros. W 1277, WS 1277   The Fred Katz Orchestras - Folk Songs For Far Out Folk

John Carradine With Fred Katz Orchestra

Walt Whitman, words; John Carradine, read; with Fred Katz Orchestra.
released 1958
Poets To ComeWorld Pacific PJ-1244
* World Pacific PJ-1244   Various Artists - Jazz Canto, Vol. I - An Anthology Of Poetry And Jazz
= World Pacific WP-1409   Various Artists - Poetry And Jazz

Ben Wright With Fred Katz Orchestra

Dylan Thomas, words; Ben Wright, read; with Fred Katz Orchestra.
released 1958
In My Craft Or Sullen ArtWorld Pacific PJ-1244
* World Pacific PJ-1244   Various Artists - Jazz Canto, Vol. I - An Anthology Of Poetry And Jazz
= World Pacific WP-1409   Various Artists - Poetry And Jazz

1959 (age 40)

Fred Katz And His Jammers

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 BluesDecca DL 9217
Imagination-
The Blow Is The Know-
* Decca DL 9217   Fred Katz - Katz And His Jammers

Fred Katz And His Jammers

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 57Decca DL 9217
Ruby, My Dear-
Old Folks-
* Decca DL 9217   Fred Katz - Katz And His Jammers

Fred Katz And His Jammers

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 HappyDecca DL 9217
Elegy-
Dixie, Why Not?-
Dexterity-
* Decca DL 9217   Fred Katz - Katz And His Jammers