Grachan Moncur III Catalog

1963 (age 26)

Grachan Moncur III - Evolution   Blue Note BLP 4153   1964

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Anthony Williams, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 21, 1963

tk.11Monk In Wonderland
tk.12The Coaster
tk.17Air Raid

** also released on Blue Note BST 84153 in 1964, CDP 7 84153 2 in 1988.


Grachan Moncur III - Some Other Stuff   Blue Note BLP 4177   1965

Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Anthony Williams, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 6, 1964

1382 tk.1The Twins
1383 tk.6Gnostic
1384 tk.14Thandiwa
1385 tk.19Nomadic

** also released on Blue Note BST 84177 in 1965, B1-32092 in 1995, CDP 7243 8 32092 2 4 in 1995.

1969 (age 32)

Grachan Moncur III - New Africa   BYG (F) 529.321   1969

Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Roscoe Mitchell, alto sax, piccolo; Archie Shepp, tenor sax #4; Dave Burrell, piano; Alan Silva, bass; Andrew Cyrille, drums.

Studio Saravah, Paris, France, August 11, 1969

1.New Africa: 1st Movement: Queen Tamam / 2nd Movement: New Africa / 3rd Movement: Black Call / 4th Movement: Ethiopian Market
2.Space Spy

** also released on Affinity (E) AFF 38 in 1979.
** part of Aco Dei De Madrugada (One Morning I Waked Up Very Early)/New Africa, BYG (F) 529.205 in 1971.

Grachan Moncur III - Aco Dei De Madrugada (One Morning I Waked Up Very Early)   BYG (F) 529.333   1970

Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Fernando Martins, piano, voice; Beb Guerin, bass; Nelson Serra De Castro, drums.

Studio Saravah, Paris, France, September 10, and November 4, 1969

Aco Dei De Madrugada (One Morning I Waked Up Very Early)
Ponte Io
Tiny Temper

** part of Aco Dei De Madrugada (One Morning I Waked Up Very Early)/New Africa, BYG (F) 529.205 in 1971.


Grachan Moncur III, The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - Echoes Of Prayer   JCOA LP 1009   1975

Stafford Osborne, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, trumpet; Janice Robinson, trombone; Grachan Moncur III, trombone, voice; Jack Jeffers, bass trombone; Keith Marks, Pat Patrick, flute; Perry Robinson, clarinet; Carlos Ward, alto sax, flute; Leroy Jenkins, Ngoma, violin; Toni Marcus, viola; Carla Bley, piano; Mark Elf, guitar; Charlie Haden, Cecil McBee, bass; Beaver Harris, drums; Titos Sompa, congas, talking drum; Malonga Quasquelourd, cowbell, shekere; Jakuba Abiona, maracas, hair drum; Coster Massamba, Frederick Simpson, percussion; Mervine Grady, Jeanne Lee, voice.

Blue Rock Studio, NYC, April 11, 1974

Band 1: i. Prologue
Band 1: ii. Reverend King's Wings I
Band 1: iii. Medgar's Menace I
Band 1: iv. Drum Transition
Band 1: v. Garvey's Ghost (Space Station)
Band 2: i. Angela's Angel I
Band 2: ii. Drum Transition
Band 3: i. Right On I
Band 3: ii. Angela's Angel II
Band 3: iii. Right On II
Band 3: iv. Reverend King's Wings II
Band 3: v. Medgar's Menace II
Band 3: vi. Drum Transition
Band 3: vii. African Percussion Ensemble
Band 4: i. Right On III
Band 4: ii. Angela's Angel III (Jamboree)
Band 4: iii. Drum Transition
Band 4: iv. Amen Cadence
Band 4: v. Epilogue: Excuse Me, Mr. Justice

1977 (age 40)

Grachan Moncur III - Shadows   Denon Jazz (J) YX-7572-ND   1977

Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Marion Brown, alto sax; Dave Burrell, piano; Roland Prince, guitar; Reggie Workman, bass; Joe Chambers, drums; Andy Bey, vocal.

Long View Farm Recording Studio, North Brookfield, MA, June 19 and 20, 1977

Down Broadway
Autumn In New York
Teardrops For Jimmy

2004 (age 67)

Grachan Moncur III Octet - Exploration   Capri Records Ltd. 74068-2   2004

Tim Hagans, trumpet; Grachan Moncur III, Dave Woodley, trombone; John Clark, French horn; Gary Bartz, alto sax; Billy Harper, tenor sax; Gary Smulyan, baritone sax; Ray Drummond, bass; Andrew Cyrille, drums.

Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ, June 30, 2004

Monk In Wonderland
Love And Hate
New Africa: Queen Tamam / New Africa / Black Call / Ethiopian Market
Sonny's Back

2007 (age 70)

Grachan Moncur III - Inner Cry Blues   Lunar Module 10011   2007

Erik Jekabson, trumpet; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Mitch Marcus, tenor sax; Ben Adams, vibes; Lukas Vesely, bass; Sameer Gupta, drums.

FM Recorders, NYC, February, 2007

G Train (For Duke Ellington)
Inner Cry Blues
A For Pops (For Louis Armstrong)
Blue Rondo (For Jackie McLean)
Sonny's Back!: I. Sonny's Back / II. Clifford Browning