Hal McKusick Catalog

1955 (age 31)

Hal McKusick Plays-Betty St. Claire Sings  (Jubilee LP 15)

Phil Sunkel, trumpet; Billy Byers, trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax, clarinet; Gene DiNovi, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Jimmy Campbell, drums.
NYC, January, 1955
Byers Market
The Thrill Is Gone
Willow Weep For Me

Hal McKusick - East Coast Jazz/8  (Bethlehem BCP-16)

Hal McKusick, alto sax, clarinet; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, February 17, 1955
Taylor Made
You Don't Know What Love Is
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Lullaby For Leslie
Minor Matters
Blue-Who
By-Ian
What's New
Interwoven
Give 'Em Hal

Hal McKusick Octet - In A Twentieth-Century Drawing Room  (RCA Victor LPM-1164)

Hal McKusick, clarinet, alto sax; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milton Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; and Abram Borodkin, Milton Prinz, Lucien Schmit, Harvey Shapiro, cello.
NYC, September 14 & 15, 1955
F2JB6998My Inspiration
F2JB6999Theme
F2JB7000Immortal
F2JB7001Minor Seventh Heave
F2JB7002How Long Has This Been Going On
F2JB7003Can't We Be Friends
F2JB7004Gift Of The Magi
F2JB7005Step Lively Osie
Hal McKusick, alto sax; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milton Hinton, bass; Sol Gubin, drums; and Sidney Edwards, Bernard Greenhouse, Lucien Schmit, Harvey Shapiro, cello.
NYC, September 29, 1955
F2JB7006You're A Lucky Guy
F2JB7007Alto Stratus
F2JB7008Brother Jack

1956

Hal McKusick - The Jazz Workshop  (RCA Victor LPM-1366)

Hal McKusick, alto sax; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
Webster Hall, NYC, March 3, 1956
G2JB2703The Day John Brown Was Hanged
G2JB2704Lydian Lullaby
G2JB2707Ain't Nothin' But A Memory Now
Art Farmer, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Gene Allen, baritone sax; Barry Galbraith, Jimmy Raney, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; George Russell, tambourine; + Bill Barber, tuba.
Webster Hall, NYC, April 3, 1956
G2JB4302Alto Cumulus
G2JB4303Jambangle
G2JB4304Blues For Pablo
Art Farmer, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Sol Schlinger, baritone sax; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; + Bill Barber, tuba.
Webster Hall, NYC, April 4, 1956
G2JB4305Tommy Hawk
G2JB4323One Score And Eight Horns Ago
G2JB4325Miss Clara
Art Farmer, trumpet; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Teddy Kotick, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
Webster Hall, NYC, December 31, 1956
G2JB9796Just Leave It Alone
G2JB9797The Blues Train

Hal McKusick Quartette - Jazz At The Academy  (Coral CRL 57116)

Hal McKusick, alto sax, clarinet; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
"Academy Of Music", Brooklyn, NY, November 3, 1956
Give 'Em Hal
When The Sun Comes Out
Can't Get Out Of This Mood
These Foolish Things
Out Of This World
This Is New
Over The Rainbow
Serenade In Blue
Prelude To A Kiss
Irresistible You

1957

Various Artists - Jazz Cornucopia  (Coral CRL 57149)

Art Farmer, trumpet; Hal McKusick, alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Eddie Costa, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Gus Johnson, drums.
NYC, February 4, 5 & 6, 1957
101538This Time The Dream's On Me

Hal McKusick Quintet Featuring Art Farmer  (Coral CRL 57131)

Art Farmer, trumpet; Hal McKusick, alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Eddie Costa, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Gus Johnson, drums.: same session.
NYC, February 4, 5 & 6, 1957
101539Isn't It Romantic
101540Alone Together
101541That Old Devil Moon
101542Criss Cross
101543For Art's Sake
101544Down And Dirty
101545Gone With The Wind
101546When Your Lover Has Gone
101547Makin' Whoopee
101548Pon-Su

Hal McKusick - Kelly And Me / Hal McKusick, Vocal Group - When I Fall In Love  (Coral 9-61801)

Hal McKusick, with The Key Men.
released March, 1957
45-101581When I Fall In Love
45-101582Kelly And Me

Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Jackie McLean, John Jenkins, Hal McKusick - Bird Feathers  (New Jazz NJLP 8204)

Billy Byers, trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax, clarinet, tenor sax; Eddie Costa, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 27, 1957
1417Interim
1419Don't Worry 'Bout Me
1420Con Alma
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC-1735, OJCCD-1735-2.

Hal McKusick - Triple Exposure  (Prestige PRLP 7135)

Billy Byers, trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax, clarinet, tenor sax; Eddie Costa, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 27, 1957
1418Saturday Night
1421Something New
1422Blues Half-Smiling
1423A Touch Of Spring
1424The Settlers And The Indians
1425I'm Glad There Is You
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1811-2.

1958

Hal McKusick - Cross Section-Saxes  (Decca DL 9209)

Art Farmer, trumpet; Hal McKusick, bass clarinet, alto sax; Bill Evans, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Connie Kay, drums.
NYC, March 25, 1958
104634Sing Song
104635It Never Entered My Mind
104636Yesterdays
Hal McKusick, alto sax; Dick Hafer, Frank Socolow, tenor sax; Jay Cameron, baritone sax; Bill Evans, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Connie Kay, drums.
NYC, March 28, 1958
104638La Rue
104639Now's The Time
104640Whisper Not
104641The Last Day Of Fall
Art Farmer, trumpet; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Bill Evans, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
NYC, April 7, 1958
104642Stratusphunk
104643The End Of A Love Affair
104644You're My Thrill

1959

Hal McKusick - Ambrose (Just Keep Walking) / You're Everywhere  (Glory 45-292)

Hal McKusick.
released 1959
45-443Ambrose (Just Keep Walking)
45-444You're Everywhere