Greg Osby Discography

1987 (age 27)

Greg Osby And Sound Theatre

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 #1-3,5-8; Paul Samuels, drums, percussion #1-7; with special guests: Fusako Yoshida, koto #2,4; Terri Lyne Carrington, drums, percussion #4,7,8; Haruko Nara, lyrics #2.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, May-June, 1987
1.You Big...JMT Productions (G) JMT 870011
2.Daigoro-
3.Return To Now-
4.Shohachi Bushi / Oyamako Bushi-
5.Calculated Risk-
6.For Real Moments-
7.Gyrhythmitoid-
8.KnigrobadeJMT Productions (G) JMT 872011; Winter & Winter (G) 919 011-2
* JMT Productions (G) JMT 870011, JMT 872011; Winter & Winter (G) 919 011-2   Greg Osby And Sound Theatre

1988

Greg Osby Quintet/Quartet

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.DolemiteJMT Productions (G) 834 422-1
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-
* JMT Productions (G) 834 422-1, 834 422-2; Winter & Winter (G) 919 021-2   Greg Osby - Mindgames

1989

Greg Osby Sextet

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.SapphireJMT Productions (G) 834 435-1
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-
* JMT Productions (G) 834 435-1, 834 435-2; Winter & Winter (G) 919 034-2   Greg Osby - Season Of Renewal

1990 (age 30)

Greg Osby's Group

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 BackBlue Note CDP 7 95414 2
For Here To Go-
Man-Talk-
Like So...-
On A Mission-
Lo-Fi-
Balaka-
Black Moon (For Geri)-
Carolla-
2th (Twooth)-
Man-Talk (Giant Step Mix)Capitol (J) TOCJ-5848
* Blue Note CDP 7 95414 2   Greg Osby - Man-Talk For Moderns, Vol. X
* Capitol (J) TOCJ-5848   Various Artists - Phat Jazz - Cool Spinnin' An' Hot Movin'

1992

Greg Osby's Hip Hop Group

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. GuttermanBlue Note B1-98635
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-
Greg Osby, alto, soprano sax; featuring Bad Newz, RM, rap.
Mr. Gutterman (Reprise)
Greg Osby, soprano sax; Geri Allen, piano; Ali Shaheed Muhammad, turntables; featuring CL Smooth, rap?.
Raise (Remix)
* Blue Note B1-98635, CDP 0777 7 98635 2 5   Greg Osby - 3-D Lifestyles

1994

Greg Osby's Hip Hop Group

Greg Osby, alto sax; Riva Parker, words.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, March 25 & 26, 1994
PillarsBlue Note CDP 7243 8 29266 2 7
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-
* Blue Note CDP 7243 8 29266 2 7   Greg Osby - Black Book

1996

Greg Osby's Group

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'MeenaBlue Note CDP 7243 8 37319 2 3
Mood For Thought-
I Didn't Know About You-
2nd Born To Freedom-
Dialectical Interchange-
Art Forum-
Don't Explain-
Half Moon Step-
Perpetuity-
* Blue Note CDP 7243 8 37319 2 3   Greg Osby - Art Forum

1997

Greg Osby's Group

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 OneBlue Note CDP 7243 8 56543 2 9
Transparency-
Mentor's Prose-
Heard-
The 13th Floor-
Soldan-
Of Sound Mind-
The Mental-
Tenderly-
Vixen's Vance-
* Blue Note CDP 7243 8 56543 2 9   Greg Osby - Further Ado

Greg Osby Quartet

Greg Osby, alto sax; Jason Moran, piano; Atsushi (Az'shi) Osada, bass; Rodney Green, drums.
"Sweet Basil", Greenwich Village, NY, December, 1997
13th FloorBlue Note 7243 4 96860 2 1
Pent Up House-
I Didn't Know About You-
Big Foot-
Big Foot (Excerpt)-
52nd Street Theme-
* Blue Note 7243 4 96860 2 1   Greg Osby - Banned In New York

1998

Greg Osby Quintet

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 IllusionBlue Note 7243 4 93760 2 1
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-
* Blue Note 7243 4 93760 2 1   Greg Osby - Zero.

1999

Greg Osby Quintet

Greg Osby, alto sax; Stefon Harris, vibes; Jason Moran, piano; Tarus Mateen, bass; Eric Harland, drums.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, April 22 & 23, 1999
EntruptionBlue Note 7243 4 99871 2 8
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-
* Blue Note 7243 4 99871 2 8   Greg Osby - Inner Circle

Greg Osby Sextet

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
AshesBlue Note 7243 5 20134 2 5
Who Needs Forever-
The Watcher-
Jitterbug Waltz-
Sanctus-
Indiana-
Nature Boy-
Tough Love-
With Son-
The Wather 2-
* Blue Note 7243 5 20134 2 5   Greg Osby - The Invisible Hand

2001 (age 41)

Greg Osby Quartet With String Quartet

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

2003

Greg Osby Quintet

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-OoBlue Note 7243 5 81699 2 8
Shaw Nuff-
Light Blue-
Whirlwind Soldier-
Summertime-
Milton On Ebony-
The Single Petal Of A Rose-
Bernie's Tune-
St. Louis Blues-
* Blue Note 7243 5 81699 2 8   Greg Osby - St. Louis Shoes

2004

Greg Osby Quartet

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 SignBlue Note 7243 5 97684 2 7
2.Summertime-
3.Vistation-
4.Bernie's Tune-
5.Equalatogram-
6.Shaw Nuff-
7.Lover Man-
* Blue Note 7243 5 97684 2 7   Greg Osby - Public

2005

Greg Osby Trio

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 JobBlue Note 7243 8 60671 2 8
Vertical Hold-
Viewer Discretion-
Diode Emissions-
Fine Tuning-
Please Stand By-
Channel Three-
Test Pattern-
Miss Ann-
* Blue Note 7243 8 60671 2 8   Greg Osby - Channel Three

2008

Greg Osby Sextet

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
PrincipleInner Circle Music INCM CD 001
Tolerance-
Humility-
Truth-
Less Tension Please-
Resilience-
Two Of One-
Innocence-
Optimism-
* Inner Circle Music INCM CD 001   Greg Osby - 9 Levels