Greg Osby Catalog

1987 (age 27)

Greg Osby And Sound Theatre  (JMT Productions (G) JMT 870011)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; Michele Rosewoman, piano, synthesizer #1-3,5-7; Kevin McNeal, electric, acoustic guitar #1-3,5-7; Lonnie Plaxico, bass #1-3,5-7; Paul Samuels, drums, percussion; with special guests: Fusako Yoshida, koto #2,4; Terri Lyne Carrington, drums, percussion #4,7; Haruko Nara, lyrics #2.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, May-June, 1987
1.You Big...
2.Daigoro
3.Return To Now
4.Shohachi Bushi / Oyamako Bushi
5.Calculated Risk
6.For Real Moments
7.Gyrhythmitoid
** also issued on JMT Productions (G) JMT 872011; Winter & Winter (G) 919 011-2.

Greg Osby And Sound Theatre  (JMT Productions (G) JMT 872011)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; with special guests: Terri Lyne Carrington, drums, percussion.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, May-June, 1987
Knigrobade
** reissue of JMT Productions (G) JMT 870011 + 1 bonus track.

1988

Greg Osby - Mindgames  (JMT Productions (G) 834 422-1)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax, percussion, voice; Geri Allen, piano, synthesizer #1,7,9; Edward Simon, piano, synthesizer #2,3,5,6,8; Kevin McNeal, guitar; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Paul Samuels, drums, percussion.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, May, 1988
1.Dolemite
2.Mindgames
3.Thinking Inside You
4.This Is Not A Test
5.Excuse Not
6.Mirror, Mirror
7.Silent Attitude
8.Altered Ego
9.All That Matters
10.Chin Lang
** also issued on JMT Productions (G) 834 422-2; Winter & Winter (G) 919 021-2.

1989

Greg Osby - Season Of Renewal  (JMT Productions (G) 834 435-1)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; Edward Simon, keyboards; Kevin Eubanks, Kevin McNeal, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Paul Samuels, drums; with Renee Rosnes, keyboards; Steve Thornton, percussion; Amina Claudine Myers, vocals #2,4; Cassandra Wilson, vocals #6,8,11.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, July, 1989
1.Sapphire
2.Enchantment
3.For The Cause
4.Life's Truth
5.Dialogue X
6.Season Of Renewal
7.Mischief Makers
8.Word
9.Constant Structure
10.Eye Witness
11.Spirit Hour
** also issued on JMT Productions (G) 834 435-2; Winter & Winter (G) 919 034-2.

1990 (age 30)

Greg Osby - Man-Talk For Moderns, Vol. X  (Blue Note CDP 7 95414 2)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax, keyboards; Edward Simon, piano, keyboards; Michael Cain, keyboards; Chan Johnson, guitar; David Gilmore, guitar, guitar synthesizer; James Genus, Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Billy Kilson, drums; Steve Moss, percussion; with special guests: Steve Coleman, alto sax; Gary Thomas, tenor sax, flute; Hochmad Ali Akkbar, vocals.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, November 9 & 10 & December 10, 1990
Cad'lack Back
For Here To Go
Man-Talk
Like So...
On A Mission
Lo-Fi
Balaka
Black Moon (For Geri)
Carolla
2th (Twooth)

Various Artists - Phat Jazz - Cool Spinnin' An' Hot Movin'  (Capitol (J) TOCJ-5848)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax, keyboards; Edward Simon, piano, keyboards; Michael Cain, keyboards; Chan Johnson, guitar; David Gilmore, guitar, guitar synthesizer; James Genus, Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Billy Kilson, drums; Steve Moss, percussion; with special guests: Steve Coleman, alto sax; Gary Thomas, tenor sax, flute; Hochmad Ali Akkbar, vocals.: same session.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, November 9 & 10 & December 10, 1990
Man-Talk (Giant Step Mix)

1992

Greg Osby - 3-D Lifestyles  (Blue Note B1-98635)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; featuring Bad Newz, Mal-Blak, Mustafo, RM, Lamar Supreme, rap.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, October 9 & 10, 1992;
Sorcerer Sound, NYC;
Greene Street Recording, NYC, October, 1992
Mr. Gutterman
Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; Darrell Grant, piano; featuring Lamar Supreme, rap.
God-Man Cometh
Greg Osby, soprano sax; Geri Allen, piano; Ali Shaheed Muhammad, turntables; featuring Bad Newz, rap.
Raise
Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; Darrell Grant, piano; featuring Bad Newz, Mal-Blak, Mustafo, RM, Lamar Supreme, rap.
3-D Lifestyles
Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; Geri Allen, piano; Ali Shaheed Muhammad, turntables; featuring Bad Newz, rap.
Hardcopy
Greg Osby, alto sax; Eric Sadler, turntables.
Streetjazz
Greg Osby, soprano sax; Cassandra Wilson, vocals; featuring RM, rap.
Honor The Example
Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; Geri Allen, piano; Ali Shaheed Muhammad, turntables; featuring Bad Newz, rap.
Flow To The Underculture (Hip Hop & Jazz)
Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax.
Intelligent Madness
Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; Darrell Grant, piano; featuring Bad Newz, Mustafo, rap.
Thelonious
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 0777 7 98635 2 5.

1994

Greg Osby - Black Book  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 29266 2 7)

Greg Osby, alto sax; Riva Parker, words.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, March 25 & 26, 1994
Pillars
Greg Osby, alto sax, keyboards; Mulgrew Miller, piano; DJ Ghetto, scratches.
Mr. Freeman
Greg Osby, alto sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; DJ Ghetto, scratches; Sha-Key, words.
Rocking Chair
Greg Osby, alto sax; DJ Ghetto, scratches; Mustafo, words.
Buried Alive
Greg Osby, alto sax; Markita Morris, words.
Poetry In Motion
Greg Osby, alto sax; DJ Ghetto, scratches; Markita Morris, words.
Black Book
Greg Osby, alto sax; DJ Ghetto, scratches; Mustafo, words.
Smokescreen
Greg Osby, alto sax; DJ Ghetto, scratches; Bernard Collins Jr., Taj McCoy, Markita Morris, Riva Parker, words.
Brewing Poetry
Greg Osby, alto sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Calvin Jones, bass; Bill McClellan, drums; Taj McCoy, Markita Morris, vocals.
Intuition
Greg Osby, alto sax; DJ Ghetto, scratches; Taj McCoy, Markita Morris, Riva Parker, words.
Fade To Black Medley: A) A Brother And A Token
Greg Osby, alto sax; Mustafo, words.
Fade To Black Medley: B) In A City Blues
Greg Osby, alto sax; Taj McCoy, Markita Morris, words.
Fade To Black Medley: C) Urbanite Kodes

1996

Greg Osby - Art Forum  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 37319 2 3)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; Bryan Carrott, vibes; James Williams, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; with Robin Eubanks, trombone; Cleave Guyton, flute, alto flute, tenor sax; Alex Harden, bass clarinet; Darrell Grant, additional piano; Marvin Sewell, acoustic guitar.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, February 10-14, 1996
Miss D'Meena
Mood For Thought
I Didn't Know About You
2nd Born To Freedom
Dialectical Interchange
Art Forum
Don't Explain
Half Moon Step
Perpetuity

1997

Greg Osby - Further Ado  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 56543 2 9)

Greg Osby, alto sax; Jason Moran, piano; Calvin Jones, Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Eric Harland, drums; with Tim Hagans, trumpet; Cleave Guyton, flute, alto flute, clarinet; Mark Shim, tenor sax; Jeff Haynes, percussion.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, March 15-21, 1997
Six Of One
Transparency
Mentor's Prose
Heard
The 13th Floor
Soldan
Of Sound Mind
The Mental
Tenderly
Vixen's Vance

Greg Osby - Banned In New York  (Blue Note 7243 4 96860 2 1)

Greg Osby, alto sax; Jason Moran, piano; Atsushi (Az'shi) Osada, bass; Rodney Green, drums.
"Sweet Basil", NYC, December, 1997
13th Floor
Pent Up House
I Didn't Know About You
Big Foot
Big Foot (Excerpt)
52nd Street Theme

1998

Greg Osby - Zero.  (Blue Note 7243 4 93760 2 1)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano, sopranino sax; Jason Moran, piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3; Kevin McNeal, guitar; Dwayne Burno, bass #1,2,7,8; Lonnie Plaxico, bass #3-6; Rodney Green, drums.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, January 9-11, 1998
1.Sea Of Illusion
2.Interspacial Affair
3.Minstrale
4.Two Over One
5.Ozthetica
6.Nekide
7.Savant Cycles
8.Extreme Behavior
9.Deuce Ana Quota
10.Penetrating Stare
11.Concepticus In C

1999

Greg Osby - Inner Circle  (Blue Note 7243 4 99871 2 8)

Greg Osby, alto sax; Stefon Harris, vibes; Jason Moran, piano; Tarus Mateen, bass; Eric Harland, drums.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, April 22 & 23, 1999
Entruption
Stride Logic
Diary Of The Same Dream
Equalatogram
All Neon Like
Fragmatic Decoding
The Inner Circle Principle
Sons Of The Confidential
Self-Portrait In Three Colors

Greg Osby - The Invisible Hand  (Blue Note 7243 5 20134 2 5)

Gary Thomas, flute, alto flute, tenor sax; Greg Osby, alto sax, clarinet; Andrew Hill, piano; Jim Hall, guitar; Scott Colley, bass; Terri Lyne Carrington, drums.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, September 8 & 9, 1999
Ashes
Who Needs Forever
The Watcher
Jitterbug Waltz
Sanctus
Indiana
Nature Boy
Tough Love
With Son
The Wather 2

2001 (age 41)

Greg Osby - Symbols Of Light (A Solution)  (Blue Note 7243 5 31395 2 0)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; Jason Moran, piano; Scott Colley, bass; Marlon Browden, drums, percussion; with Christian Howes, Marlene Rice-Shaw, violin; Judith Insell-Stack, viola; Nioka Workman, cello.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, January 28 & 29, 2001
3 For Civility
Repay In Kind
"M"
The Keep
Golden Sunset
This Is Bliss
One Room
Northbound
Wild Is The Wind
Social Order
Minstrale Again (The Barefoot Tap Dance)

2003

Greg Osby - St. Louis Shoes  (Blue Note 7243 5 81699 2 8)

Nicholas Payton, trumpet, flugelhorn; Greg Osby, alto sax; Harold O'Neal, piano; Robert Hurst, bass; Rodney Green, drums.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, January 22 & 23, 2003
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Shaw Nuff
Light Blue
Whirlwind Soldier
Summertime
Milton On Ebony
The Single Petal Of A Rose
Bernie's Tune
St. Louis Blues

2004

Greg Osby - Public  (Blue Note 7243 5 97684 2 7)

Greg Osby, alto sax; Megumi Yonezawa, piano; Robert Hurst, bass; Rodney Green, drums; with guests: Nicholas Payton, trumpet #2,4,6,7; Joan Osborne, vocals #7.
"Jazz Standard", NYC, January 20 & 21, 2004
1.Rising Sign
2.Summertime
3.Vistation
4.Bernie's Tune
5.Equalatogram
6.Shaw Nuff
7.Lover Man

2005

Greg Osby - Channel Three  (Blue Note 7243 8 60671 2 8)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax, vocals; Matt Brewer, bass, vocals; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums, cymbals, percussion, vocals.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, February 9 & 10, 2005
Mob Job
Vertical Hold
Viewer Discretion
Diode Emissions
Fine Tuning
Please Stand By
Channel Three
Test Pattern
Miss Ann

2008

Greg Osby - 9 Levels  (Inner Circle Music INCM CD 001)

Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; Adam Birnbaum, piano; Nir Felder, guitar; Joseph Lepore, bass; Hamir Atwal, drums; Sara Serpa, voice.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, April 14 & 15, 2008
Principle
Tolerance
Humility
Truth
Less Tension Please
Resilience
Two Of One
Innocence
Optimism