Hal McKusick Discography

1955 (age 31)

Hal McKusick Septet With Betty St. Claire

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 MarketJubilee LP 15
The Thrill Is Gone-
Willow Weep For Me-
* Jubilee LP 15   Hal McKusick Plays-Betty St. Claire Sings

Hal McKusick Quartet

Hal McKusick, alto sax, clarinet; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, February 17, 1955
Taylor MadeBethlehem BCP-16
You Don't Know What Love IsBethlehem BCP-16, BCP-6035
They Can't Take That Away From MeBethlehem BCP-16
Lullaby For Leslie-
Minor Matters-
Blue-WhoBethlehem BCP-16, BCP-83
By-IanBethlehem BCP-16
What's New-
Interwoven-
Give 'Em Hal-
* Bethlehem BCP-16   Hal McKusick - East Coast Jazz/8
* Bethlehem BCP-6035   Various Artists - Fifteen Star Saxophones
* Bethlehem BCP-83   Various Artists - Just For Variety - Bethlehem's Best, Volume Two
= Bethlehem EXLP-6   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best

Hal McKusick Octet

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 InspirationRCA Victor LPM-1164
F2JB6999Theme-
F2JB7000Immortal-
F2JB7001Minor Seventh Heave-
F2JB7002How Long Has This Been Going On-
F2JB7003Can't We Be Friends-
F2JB7004Gift Of The Magi-
F2JB7005Step Lively Osie-
* RCA Victor LPM-1164   Hal McKusick Octet - In A Twentieth-Century Drawing Room

Hal McKusick Octet

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 GuyRCA Victor LPM-1164
F2JB7007Alto Stratus-
F2JB7008Brother Jack-
* RCA Victor LPM-1164   Hal McKusick Octet - In A Twentieth-Century Drawing Room

1956

Hal McKusick Jazz Workshop

Hal McKusick, alto sax; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
Webster Hall, NYC, March 3, 1956
G2JB2703The Day John Brown Was HangedRCA Victor LPM-1366; RCA Bluebird 6471-2-RB
G2JB2704Lydian Lullaby-
G2JB2707Ain't Nothin' But A Memory NowRCA Victor LPM-1366
* RCA Victor LPM-1366   Hal McKusick - The Jazz Workshop
* RCA Bluebird 6471-2-RB   The RCA Victor Jazz Workshop - The Arrangers

Hal McKusick Jazz Workshop

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 CumulusRCA Victor LPM-1366
G2JB4303JambangleRCA Victor LPM-1366; RCA Bluebird 6471-2-RB
G2JB4304Blues For Pablo-
* RCA Victor LPM-1366   Hal McKusick - The Jazz Workshop
* RCA Bluebird 6471-2-RB   The RCA Victor Jazz Workshop - The Arrangers

Hal McKusick Jazz Workshop

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 HawkRCA Victor LPM-1366
G2JB4323One Score And Eight Horns Ago-
G2JB4325Miss ClaraRCA Victor LPM-1366; RCA Bluebird 6471-2-RB
* RCA Victor LPM-1366   Hal McKusick - The Jazz Workshop
* RCA Bluebird 6471-2-RB   The RCA Victor Jazz Workshop - The Arrangers

Hal McKusick Quartette

Hal McKusick, alto sax, clarinet; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
"Academy Of Music", Brooklyn, NY, November 3, 1956
Give 'Em HalCoral CRL 57116
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-
* Coral CRL 57116   Hal McKusick Quartette - Jazz At The Academy

Hal McKusick Jazz Workshop

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 AloneRCA Victor LPM-1366
G2JB9797The Blues Train-
* RCA Victor LPM-1366   Hal McKusick - The Jazz Workshop

1957

Hal McKusick Quintet Featuring Art Farmer

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 MeCoral CRL 57149
101539Isn't It RomanticCoral CRL 57131
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-
* Coral CRL 57149   Various Artists - Jazz Cornucopia
* Coral CRL 57131   Hal McKusick Quintet Featuring Art Farmer

Hal McKusick Sextet / Hal McKusick Quintet With Vocal Group

Hal McKusick, with The Key Men.
released March, 1957
45-101581When I Fall In LoveCoral 9-61801
45-101582Kelly And Me-
* Coral 9-61801   Hal McKusick - Kelly And Me / Hal McKusick, Vocal Group - When I Fall In Love

Hal McKusick Quintet

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
1417InterimNew Jazz NJLP 8204; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1811-2
1418Saturday NightPrestige PRLP 7135
1419Don't Worry 'Bout MeNew Jazz NJLP 8204; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1811-2
1420Con Alma-
1421Something NewPrestige PRLP 7135
1422Blues Half-Smiling-
1423A Touch Of Spring-
1424The Settlers And The Indians-
1425I'm Glad There Is You-
* New Jazz NJLP 8204; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1735, OJCCD-1735-2   Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Jackie McLean, John Jenkins, Hal McKusick - Bird Feathers
* Prestige PRLP 7135; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1811-2   Hal McKusick - Triple Exposure

1958

Hal McKusick Quintet

Art Farmer, trumpet; Hal McKusick, bass clarinet, alto sax; Bill Evans, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Connie Kay, drums.
NYC, March 25, 1958
104634Sing SongDecca DL 9209
104635It Never Entered My Mind-
104636Yesterdays-
104637unknown titleunissued
* Decca DL 9209   Hal McKusick - Cross Section-Saxes

Hal McKusick Septet

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 RueDecca DL 9209
104639Now's The Time-
104640Whisper Not-
104641The Last Day Of Fall-
* Decca DL 9209   Hal McKusick - Cross Section-Saxes

Hal McKusick Sextet

Art Farmer, trumpet; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Bill Evans, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
NYC, April 7, 1958
104642StratusphunkDecca DL 9209
104643The End Of A Love Affair-
104644You're My Thrill-
* Decca DL 9209   Hal McKusick - Cross Section-Saxes

1959

The Hal McKusick Quartet

Hal McKusick.
released 1959
45-443Ambrose (Just Keep Walking)Glory 45-292
45-444You're Everywhere-
* Glory 45-292   Hal McKusick - Ambrose (Just Keep Walking) / You're Everywhere