Gigi Gryce Discography

1953 (age 28)

Gigi Gryce Ensemble

Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Anthony Ortega, alto sax, flute; Clifford Solomon, tenor sax; William Boucaya, baritone sax; Henri Renaud, piano; Pierre Michelot, bass; Alan Dawson, drums; Quincy Jones, arranger #2.
Paris, France, September 26, 1953
1. 53V4650-1Paris The BeautifulVogue (E) LDE 113; Blue Note BLP 5050; Mode (F) CMDINT 9560
2. 53V4651-1Purple ShadesVogue (F) EPL 7081, (E) LDE 113; Mode (F) CMDINT 9560
Art Farmer, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Anthony Ortega, alto sax, flute; Clifford Solomon, tenor sax; Quincy Jones, piano, arranger; Pierre Michelot, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
53V4652-1La Rose Noire (aka Summertime)Vogue (F) EPL 7081, LD 173; Mode (F) CMDINT 9560
53V4652-2La Rose Noire (alternate take)unissued
Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Henri Renaud, piano; Jimmy Gourley, guitar; Pierre Michelot, bass; Jean-Louis Viale, drums.
53V4653I Can't Get Started-
Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Henri Renaud, piano; Jimmy Gourley, guitar; Pierre Michelot, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
53V4654-1Anne Marie-
53V4654-2--
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9560   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown, Art Farmer - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 8
* Vogue (E) LDE 113   Gigi Gryce Octet
* Blue Note BLP 5050   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown - Gigi Gryce And His Little Band, Vol. 2
* Vogue (F) LD 173   Gigi Gryce And His Orchestra Featuring Clifford Brown - Jazz Time Paris, Vol. 10
= Blue Note BLP 5049   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown - Gigi Gryce And His Big Band, Vol. 1
* Vogue (F) EPL 7081   Gigi Gryce Et Son Orchestre

Gigi Gryce Et Son Orchestre

Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, Fernand Verstraete, Walter Williams, trumpet; Fred Gerard, trumpet #1,2; Quincy Jones, trumpet, arranger; Jimmy Cleveland, Al Hayse, Bill Tamper, trombone; Gigi Gryce, Anthony Ortega, alto sax; Henri Bernard, Clifford Solomon, tenor sax; Henri Jouot, baritone sax; Henri Renaud, piano; Pierre Michelot, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.
Paris, France, September 28, 1953
1. 53V4655-1Brown SkinsPrestige PR 7840, PR 24020; Vogue (F) LD 607-30; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53
2. 53V4655-2Brown Skins (alternate take)Vogue (F) EPL 7040, LD 173; Prestige PR 7840; Vogue (F) CLD 802, LDA 16008; Swing (F) LDM 30068; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53
3. 53V4656-1DeltitnuVogue (F) LD 173; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53
4. 53V4658-1Keeping Up With JonesyVogue (F) EPL 7040, LD 173; Prestige PR 7840, PR 24020; Swing (F) LDM 30068; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53
5. 53V4658-2Keeping Up With Jonesy (alternate take)Prestige PR 7840; Mode (F) CMDINT 9558; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53
* Prestige PR 7840; Original Jazz Classics OJC-359, OJCCD-359-2   The Clifford Brown Big Band In Paris
* Prestige PR 24020   Clifford Brown In Paris
* Vogue (F) LD 607-30   Clifford Brown - Memorial: 10eme Anniversaire Des Disques Vogue, Vol. 34
* Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53   Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Collection, Vol. 1 - Jazz Legacy 3
* Vogue (F) CLD 802   Clifford Brown - Historical Performances
* Vogue (F) LDA 16008   Max Roach, Clifford Brown - 2 Giants
* Swing (F) LDM 30068   Clifford Brown - Memorial, Vol. 3
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9558   Clifford Brown - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 7
* Vogue (F) LD 173   Gigi Gryce And His Orchestra Featuring Clifford Brown - Jazz Time Paris, Vol. 10
= Blue Note BLP 5049   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown - Gigi Gryce And His Big Band, Vol. 1
* Vogue (F) EPL 7040   Gigi Gryce Et Son Orchestre

Gigi Gryce - Clifford Brown Sextet

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Henri Renaud, piano; Jimmy Gourley, guitar #1-4; Pierre Michelot, bass; Jean-Louis Viale, drums.
Paris, France, September 29, 1953
1. 53V4659-1Conception (Blue Concept)Vogue (F) EPL 7062; Blue Note BLP 5051; Prestige PR 7794; Vogue (F) CLD 802; Swing (F) LDM 30068; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53
2. 53V4659-2Conception (Blue Concept) (alternate take)Prestige PR 7794, PR 24020; Mode (F) CMDINT 9558; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53
3. 53V4660-1All The Things You AreVogue (F) EPL 7062; Blue Note BLP 5051; Prestige PR 7794, PR 24020; Vogue (F) CLD 802; Swing (F) LDM 30068; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53
4. 53V4660-2All The Things You Are (alternate take)Prestige PR 7794; Mode (F) CMDINT 9558; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53
5. 53V4661-1I Cover The WaterfrontBlue Note BLP 5051; Prestige PR 7794, PR 24020; Vogue (F) LD 607-30; Mode (F) MDINT 9144; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53
6. 53V4662-1Goofin' With MeBlue Note BLP 5051; Prestige PR 7794, PR 24020; Vogue (F) LD 607-30; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53
* Prestige PR 7794; Original Jazz Classics OJC-358, OJCCD-358-2   The Clifford Brown Sextet In Paris
* Vogue (F) CLD 802   Clifford Brown - Historical Performances
* Swing (F) LDM 30068   Clifford Brown - Memorial, Vol. 3
* Jazz Legacy (F) JL 53   Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Collection, Vol. 1 - Jazz Legacy 3
* Prestige PR 24020   Clifford Brown In Paris
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9558   Clifford Brown - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 7
* Vogue (F) LD 607-30   Clifford Brown - Memorial: 10eme Anniversaire Des Disques Vogue, Vol. 34
* Mode (F) MDINT 9144   Various Artists - Les Geants Du Jazz Moderne
* Blue Note BLP 5051   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown - Gigi Gryce Quintet/Sextet, Vol. 3 (not released)
* Vogue (F) EPL 7062   Gigi Gryce - Clifford Brown Sextet/Octet

Gigi Gryce - Clifford Brown Sextet

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Henri Renaud, piano; Jimmy Gourley, guitar #1-5; Pierre Michelot, bass; Jean-Louis Viale, drums.
Paris, France, October 8, 1953
1. (tk.1)MinorityVogue (F) LD 175; Blue Note BLP 5048; Prestige PR 7794, PR 24020; Vogue (F) LD 607-30; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 86
2. (tk.2)Minority (alternate take)Prestige PR 7794; Mode (F) CMDINT 9558; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 86
3. (tk.3)-Jazz Legacy (F) JL 86
4. (tk.1)Salute To The BandboxVogue (F) LD 175; Blue Note BLP 5048; Prestige PR 7794, PR 24020; Vogue (F) CLD 802; Swing (F) LDM 30068; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 86
5. (tk.2)Salute To The Bandbox (alternate take)Prestige PR 7794; Mode (F) CMDINT 9560; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 86
6. (tk.1)Strictly RomanticVogue (F) LD 175; Blue Note BLP 5048; Prestige PR 7794, PR 24020; Vogue (F) CLD 802; Swing (F) LDM 30068; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 86
7. -BabyVogue (F) LD 175; Blue Note BLP 5048; Prestige PR 7794, PR 24020; Vogue (F) LD 607-30; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 86
8. (tk.2)Baby (alternate take)Jazz Legacy (F) JL 86
* Prestige PR 7794; Original Jazz Classics OJC-358, OJCCD-358-2   The Clifford Brown Sextet In Paris
* Prestige PR 24020   Clifford Brown In Paris
* Vogue (F) LD 607-30   Clifford Brown - Memorial: 10eme Anniversaire Des Disques Vogue, Vol. 34
* Jazz Legacy (F) JL 86   Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Collection, Vol. 2 - Jazz Legacy 36
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9558   Clifford Brown - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 7
* Vogue (F) CLD 802   Clifford Brown - Historical Performances
* Swing (F) LDM 30068   Clifford Brown - Memorial, Vol. 3
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9560   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown, Art Farmer - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 8
* Vogue (F) LD 175   Gigi Gryce - Clifford Brown Sextet - Jazz Time Paris, Vol. 11
* Blue Note BLP 5048   Gigi Gryce Clifford Brown Sextet

Gigi Gryce Et Son Orchestre

Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, Quincy Jones, Walter Williams, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Al Hayse, Benny Vasseur, trombone; Gigi Gryce, Anthony Ortega, alto sax; Andre Dabonneville, Clifford Solomon, tenor sax; William Boucaya, baritone sax; Henri Renaud, piano; Pierre Michelot, bass; Jean-Louis Viale, drums.
Paris, France, October 9, 1953
(tk.1)Quick StepVogue (F) LD 173; Mode (F) CMDINT 9560; Jazz Legacy (F) 500102
(tk.2)Quick Step (alternate take)Jazz Legacy (F) 500102
(tk.3)--
(tk.1)Bum's RushVogue (F) LD 173; Prestige PR 7840, PR 24020; Mode (F) CMDINT 9560; Jazz Legacy (F) 500102
(tk.2)Bum's Rush (alternate take)Jazz Legacy (F) 500102
(tk.3)--
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9560   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown, Art Farmer - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 8
* Jazz Legacy (F) 500102   Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Collection, Vol. 3 - Jazz Legacy 52
* Prestige PR 7840; Original Jazz Classics OJC-359, OJCCD-359-2   The Clifford Brown Big Band In Paris
* Prestige PR 24020   Clifford Brown In Paris
* Vogue (F) LD 173   Gigi Gryce And His Orchestra Featuring Clifford Brown - Jazz Time Paris, Vol. 10
= Blue Note BLP 5049   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown - Gigi Gryce And His Big Band, Vol. 1

Gigi Gryce Quartet

Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Henri Renaud, piano; Pierre Michelot, bass; Jean-Louis Viale, drums.
Paris, France, October 9, 1953
Anne MarieVogue (F) unissued

Gigi Gryce - Clifford Brown Octet

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Clifford Solomon, tenor sax; Henri Renaud, piano; Jimmy Gourley, guitar; Pierre Michelot, bass; Jean-Louis Viale, drums.
Paris, France, October 10, 1953
No Start, No EndVogue (F) LD 175; Prestige PR 7840; Mode (F) CMDINT 9558; Jazz Legacy (F) 500102
Venez Donc Chez Moi (as Chez Moi)Vogue (E) LDE 113; Blue Note BLP 5050; Prestige PR 7840, PR 24020; Vogue (F) CLD 802; Swing (F) LDM 30068; Mode (F) CMDINT 9558; Jazz Legacy (F) 500102
Hello (as Hellow)Vogue (E) LDE 113; Blue Note BLP 5050; Mode (F) CMDINT 9560
* Prestige PR 7840; Original Jazz Classics OJC-359, OJCCD-359-2   The Clifford Brown Big Band In Paris
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9558   Clifford Brown - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 7
* Jazz Legacy (F) 500102   Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Collection, Vol. 3 - Jazz Legacy 52
* Prestige PR 24020   Clifford Brown In Paris
* Vogue (F) CLD 802   Clifford Brown - Historical Performances
* Swing (F) LDM 30068   Clifford Brown - Memorial, Vol. 3
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9560   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown, Art Farmer - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 8
* Vogue (F) LD 175   Gigi Gryce - Clifford Brown Sextet - Jazz Time Paris, Vol. 11
* Vogue (E) LDE 113   Gigi Gryce Octet
* Blue Note BLP 5050   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown - Gigi Gryce And His Little Band, Vol. 2

Gigi Gryce Quintet

Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Quincy Jones, piano; Jimmy Gourley, guitar; Marcel Dutrieux, bass; Jean-Louis Viale, drums.
Paris, France, October 11, 1953
(tk.1)Evening In ParisBlue Note BLP 5051; Mode (F) CMDINT 9560
(tk.2)Evening In Paris (alternate take)Vogue (F) unissued
(tk.3)--
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9560   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown, Art Farmer - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 8
* Blue Note BLP 5051   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown - Gigi Gryce Quintet/Sextet, Vol. 3 (not released)

Gigi Gryce - Clifford Brown Nonet

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Gigi Gryce, Anthony Ortega, alto sax; Clifford Solomon, tenor sax; William Boucaya, baritone sax; Quincy Jones, piano; Marcel Dutrieux, bass; Jean-Louis Viale, drums.
Paris, France, October 11, 1953
(tk.1)All WeirdVogue (F) EPL 7062, (E) LDE 113; Blue Note BLP 5050; Prestige PR 7840, PR 24020; Vogue (F) LD 607-30; Jazz Legacy (F) 500102
(tk.2)All Weird (alternate take)Prestige PR 7840; Mode (F) CMDINT 9558; Jazz Legacy (F) 500102
(tk.3)-Jazz Legacy (F) 500102
* Prestige PR 7840; Original Jazz Classics OJC-359, OJCCD-359-2   The Clifford Brown Big Band In Paris
* Prestige PR 24020   Clifford Brown In Paris
* Vogue (F) LD 607-30   Clifford Brown - Memorial: 10eme Anniversaire Des Disques Vogue, Vol. 34
* Jazz Legacy (F) 500102   Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Collection, Vol. 3 - Jazz Legacy 52
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9558   Clifford Brown - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 7
* Vogue (E) LDE 113   Gigi Gryce Octet
* Blue Note BLP 5050   Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown - Gigi Gryce And His Little Band, Vol. 2
* Vogue (F) EPL 7062   Gigi Gryce - Clifford Brown Sextet/Octet

1955 (age 30)

Gigi Gryce Quartet

Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 15, 1955
116Shuffle BoilSignal S 1201; Savoy SJL 1166; Metronome (Swd) MEP 452
114Brake's SakeSignal S 1201; Savoy SJL 1166
115Gallop's Gallop-
117Nica's TempoSignal S 1201; Savoy SJL 1166; Metronome (Swd) MEP 452
* Signal S 1201   Gigi Gryce Orchestra & Quartet
= Savoy MG 12137   Gigi Gryce - Nica's Tempo
= Savoy SJL 2231   Gigi Gryce, Duke Jordan, Hall Overton - Signals
* Savoy SJL 1166   Thelonious Monk With The Gigi Gryce Quartet / Herbie Nichols
* Metronome (Swd) MEP 452   Gigi Gryce Quartet

Gigi Gryce Orchestra

Art Farmer, trumpet; Eddie Bert, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Bill Barber, tuba; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Horace Silver, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Ernestine Anderson, vocals.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 22, 1955
118Social CallSignal S 1201
119(You'll Always Be) The One I Love-
Art Farmer, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland as James Van Dyke, trombone; Gunther Schuller, French horn; Bill Barber, tuba; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax; Horace Silver, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.
122SpeculationSignal S 1201; Metronome (Swd) MEP 435
121In A Meditating Mood-
120Smoke SignalSignal S 1201
123Kerry DanceSignal S 1201; Metronome (Swd) MEP 435
* Signal S 1201   Gigi Gryce Orchestra & Quartet
= Savoy MG 12137   Gigi Gryce - Nica's Tempo
= Savoy SJL 2231   Gigi Gryce, Duke Jordan, Hall Overton - Signals
* Metronome (Swd) MEP 435   Gigi Gryce - Speculation

1958

Gigi Gryce Quartet

Gigi Gryce, alto, tenor, baritone sax, flute, clarinet; Hank Jones, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, 1958
In A Sentimental MoodMetrojazz E 1006
Blues March-
Sea Breeze-
Bangoon-
It Don't Mean A Thing-
Cold Breeze-
Rich And Creamy-
My Ideal-
Baba's Blues-
Little Susan-
Lullaby For Milkman-
Somewhere-
* Metrojazz E 1006   Gigi Gryce

1960

Gigi Gryce Quintet

Richard Williams, trumpet #1,3-5; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Richard Wyands, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 11, 1960
1. 2077Leila's BluesNew Jazz NJLP 8230
2. 2078Blues In The Jungle-
3. 2079Down Home-
4. 2080Back Breaker-
5. 2081Let Me Know-
6. 2082Jones Bones-
* New Jazz NJLP 8230; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1851-2   Gigi Gryce Quintet - Saying Somethin'!

Gigi Gryce Quintet

Richard Williams, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Richard Wyands, piano; Julian Euell, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 3, 1960
2212SummertimeNew Jazz NJLP 8246
2213Lover Man-
2214Minorally-
2215Don't Worry 'Bout Me-
2216Frankie And Johnnie-
2217Nica's Tempo-
* New Jazz NJLP 8246; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1868-2   The Gigi Gryce Quintet - The Hap'nin's

Gigi Gryce Quintet

Richard Williams, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Richard Wyands, piano; Julian Euell, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.: same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 7, 1960
2293Blues In BloomNew Jazz NJLP 8262
2294Boxer's Blues-
2295Strange Feelin'-
2296The Rat Race Blues-
2297Monday Through Sunday-
* New Jazz NJLP 8262; Original Jazz Classics OJC-081, OJCCD-081-2   Gigi Gryce - The Rat Race Blues

Gigi Gryce Orch-tette

Richard Williams, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Eddie Costa, vibes; Richard Wyands, piano; Reginald Workman, bass; Bob Thomas, drums.
NYC, November 7, 1960
20627A Night In TunisiaMercury MG-20628
20628In A Strange Moodunissued
20629A Premonition Of You-
* Mercury MG-20628, SR-60628   Gigi Gryce Orch-tette - Reminiscin'

Gigi Gryce Orch-tette

Richard Williams, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Richard Wyands, piano; Julian Euell, bass; Walter Perkins, drums.
NYC, November 9, 1960
20630Dearly BelovedMercury MG-20628
20631Blue Light-
20632Gee Blues Gee-
* Mercury MG-20628, SR-60628   Gigi Gryce Orch-tette - Reminiscin'

Gigi Gryce Orch-tette

Richard Williams, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Eddie Costa, vibes; Richard Wyands, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Bob Thomas, drums.
NYC, November 10, 1960
20633CaravanMercury MG-20628
20634Yesterdays-
20635Take The "A" Train-
20636Reminiscing-
* Mercury MG-20628, SR-60628   Gigi Gryce Orch-tette - Reminiscin'