Henry Franklin Discography

1972 (age 32)

Henry Franklin

Oscar Brasheer (Che-Chi), trumpet, flugelhorn; Charles Owens, tenor, soprano sax; Bill Henderson (Umoya Kemang Sunduza), electric piano; Kenny Climax, guitar, electric tub; Henry Franklin (Nyimbo), Fender bass, upright bass, leader; Mike Carvin (Tabo), drums; Tip Jones, Fred Lido, percussion.
Stage And Sound Studio, Hollywood, CA, released 1972
OutbreakBlack Jazz Records BJQD/7
Plastic Creek Stomp-
Theme For JoJo-
Beauty And The Electric Tub-
Little Miss LaurieBlack Jazz Records BJQD/7; Ovation Records OV-1801
The Skipper-
* Black Jazz Records BJQD/7, BJ/7   Henry Franklin - The Skipper
* Ovation Records OV-1801   Henry Franklin - Blue Lights

1974

Henry Franklin

Oscar Brashear (Cache), trumpet; Al Hall Jr., trombone; Kemang Sunduza (Bill Henderson), soprano sax; Charles Owens, tenor sax; David Durrah, piano #5,6; Kirk Lightsey (Thalmus), piano, flute #6; Kenny Climas, guitar; Henry Franklin (Nyimbo), bass, leader; Ndugu (Leon Chancler), drums; The Sisters Happiness: Penny Holt (Ki Kuu), Shirley Reid, Patricia Talbert, Shirley Thornton, vocals #5.
Stage And Sound Studio, Hollywood, CA, released 1974
1.Blue LightsBlack Jazz Records BJQD/17; Ovation Records OV-1801
2.What Was-
3.Soft Spirit-
4.The Magic Boy-
5.Venus Fly TrapBlack Jazz Records BJQD/17
6.Waltz For Boobuss-
* Black Jazz Records BJQD/17, BJ/17   Henry Franklin - The Skipper At Home
* Ovation Records OV-1801   Henry Franklin - Blue Lights

1977

Henry Franklin

Jerry Rush, trumpet, flugelhorn; Al Hall Jr., trombone, baritone horn, percussion; Charles Owens, soprano, tenor sax, English horn, flute; Dwight Dickerson, piano; Kenneth Climax, guitar; Henry Franklin, bass; Sonship, drums, congas, bongos, gong, bells.
Sage & Sound, Hollywood, CA, January, 1977
Tribal DanceCatalyst CAT-7618
Eric's Tune-
For Penny-
Spring Song-
Cosmos Dwellers-
Prime Mover-
* Catalyst CAT-7618   Henry Franklin - Tribal Dance

1985 (age 45)

Henry Franklin And Crew

Rob Blakeslee, trumpet; Marchel Ivery, sax, tenor sax; Fred Raulston, vibes; Gary Fisher, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Paul Guererro, drums; + Bob Ackerman, maketi flute; Lee Ann Harris, bongos; Martha Burke, vocals.
Omega Audio, Dallas, TX, released 1985
It's LoveDaagnim Records daagnim 12
Little Miss Laurie-
Good Morning Heartache-
Bo Bossa-
Straight Away-
I Remember Clifford-
Ebony-
* Daagnim Records daagnim 12   Henry Franklin - We Came To Play - The Skipper....And Crew

1990 (age 50)

Henry "Skipper" Franklin And Crew

Jerome Rusch, trumpet; George Harper, sax, tenor sax; Bobby Pierce, piano; Rick Zunigar, guitar; Henry Franklin, bass; William Richardson, drums; Talita Long, vocals.
released 1990
ShalabongoJeru Records JERU 3000
Follow Your Bliss-
Mr. G.H. Sr.-
Cherokee Lady-
Max Master-
Children Of Tiananman Square-
Ode To Vanetta And John-
Holy Holy Talita-
* Jeru Records JERU 3000   Henry "Skipper" Franklin And Crew - Shalabongo (It's Up To God)

1995

Henry Franklin Combo

Tony Lujan, trumpet; Phil Ranelin, trombone; Charles Owen, tenor sax, flute; Cecilia Coleman, piano; Henry Franklin, acoustic bass; Michael Carvin, drums; + George Harper, sax; Pat Bass, vocals.
Sunburst Studios, Culver City, CA, May 28 & 29, 1995
Balle De Las CucharachesResurgent Music RM110
Neko-
Waltz For Gina-
Mr. G.H. Senior-
Blue-
Lady Red-
No Te Preocupes-
Forest Flower-
* Resurgent Music RM110   Henry Franklin - Bassic Instincts

1997

Henry "The Skipper" Franklin Quintet/Trio

jazz for quintet: Tony Lujan, trumpet; Phil Vieux, tenor, alto, soprano sax, bass flute; Todd Hunter, piano; Henry Franklin, double bass; Mike Clark, drums; jazz for trio: Marc Seales, piano; Henry Franklin, double bass; Steve Clover, drums.
Musicians Union Local 47, Los Angeles, CA, April 1, 1997;
Musicians Union Local 47, Los Angeles, CA, May 3, 1997
The HunterResurgent Music RM117
Woody Shaw-
Remember Why-
The Neucistic Nubian Alligator-
Conversations With Linda-
Take The Coltrane-
Wayne's Domayne-
Ode To Vanetta, John And Charles-
It's You Or No One-
Old Folks-
* Resurgent Music RM117   Henry "The Skipper" Franklin - The Hunter

1998

Franklin/Clover Project Featuring Marc Seales

Henry Franklin, bass; Steve Clover, drums; featuring Marc Seales, piano; + guests: Jerry Rush, trumpet; George Harper, tenor, soprano sax.
Musicians Union Local 47, Los Angeles, CA, May 24, 1998
Highway BluesA-Records (Du) AL 73162
When I Fall In Love-
Shalabongo-
I've Never Been In Love Before-
Prince Of Darkness-
Love's Question-
Follow Your Bliss-
Central Park West-
* A-Records (Du) AL 73162   Franklin/Clover Project Featuring Marc Seales - Two Worlds

2000 (age 60)

Franklin/Clover/Seales

Marc Seales, piano; Henry Franklin, double bass; Steve Clover, drums.
Musicians Union Local 47, Los Angeles, CA, January 6, 2000
Sweet LorraineBeezwax Records BW3277A
Serenade To A Cuckoo-
Mr. Bojangles-
New Stories-
Righteous Path-
Norwegian Eyes-
* Beezwax Records BW3277A   Franklin/Clover/Seales - Three Worlds

Henry "Skipper" Franklin Combo

Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet #1,7,8; Jerome Rusch, trumpet, flugelhorn #3,5,9; Herman Riley, tenor, soprano sax #3,5,6,9; George Harper, tenor, baritone sax #1,2,7,8; Theo Saunders, piano; Mark Waggoner, guitar #2,4; Henry "Skipper" Franklin, bass; Willie Jones III, drums #1,2,4,7; Carl Burnett, drums #3,5,9; Taumbu, percussion, congas #1,3,5-8,10; Sylvester Le Blanc, Barbara Morrison, vocals.
Musicians Union Local 47, Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 2000;
No Sound Studio, Pasadena, CA, March 26, 2000
1.Theme For JoJoResurgent Music RM124
2.One For Leroy-
3.Lynford's Lament-
4.Black Nile-
5.Close Encounters Of The Very Best Kind-
6.Eslilian-
7.Vision Quest-
8.Bo Bossa-
9.Puff Of Vapor-
10.You Bring The Sun Out-
* Resurgent Music RM124   Henry "Skipper" Franklin - Bass Encounters

2001

Franklin Clover Seales

Marc Seales, piano; Henry Franklin, double bass; Steve Clover, drums.
No Sound Studio, Pasadena, CA, November 13 & 14, 2001
A Little 3/4 For God & Co.Beezwax Records BW6736A
Naima-
Little Girl Blue-
No Blues-
Ascending Truth-
Pannonica-
Anamaria-
A Little 3/4 For God & Co. (alternate take)-
Goodbye-
Naima (alternate take)-
* Beezwax Records BW6736A   Franklin Clover Seales - Ears Wide Open

2002

Henry Franklin Trio

Steve Katsuyama, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Tony Austin, drums.
Toluca Lake, CA, January 4, 2002
Ringo OiwakeWJ3 Records WJ31002
It Could Happen To You-
Good Morning Heartache-
Some Other Time-
Melody For Micah-
Lazy Bird-
No Ribs For Khalid-
Sakura-
Ruby My Dear-
* WJ3 Records WJ31002   Henry Franklin, Steve Katsuyama, Tony Austin - Sakura

Three More Sounds

Bobby Pierce, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Carl Burnett, drums.
No-Sound Studio, Pasadena, CA, July 6-8, 2002
John Brown's BodyBP Records BPR0002
Delilah-
Little Darlin'-
Love For Sale-
When I Fall In Love-
Green Dolphin Street-
Blues For Gene-
* BP Records BPR0002   Three More Sounds - A Musical Tribute To Gene Harris

2003

Franklin Clover Seales

Marc Seales, piano; Henry Franklin, double bass; Steve Clover, drums.
Private Island Studio, Hollywood, CA, November 14, 2003
MontereyBeezwax Records BW3273A
Question And Answer-
A Remark You Made-
You Are Too Beautiful-
Basin Street Blues-
Colemanology-
* Beezwax Records BW3273A   Franklin Clover Seales - Colemanology

2004

A Henry Franklin Collaboration

Steve Katsuyama, piano; Mark Waggoner, guitar; Henry Franklin, upright bass; Tony Austin, drums; + Zane Musa, alto sax; Michael Session, tenor sax; Big Black, African drums; Talita Long, vocals.
No Sound Studio, Pasadena, CA, November 1, 2004
One For LeroyResurgent Music RM135
Three Card Molly-
Paris Eyes-
Sister Cheryl-
Chaiki-
3 Four CB-
Pensativa-
Search For Peace-
Kamau-
* Resurgent Music RM135   A Henry Franklin Collaboration - Three Card Molly

2005

Henry "The Skipper" Franklin And Crew

Zane Musa, alto sax; Michael Session, tenor sax; Theo Saunders, piano; Mark Waggoner, guitar; Henry Franklin, bass; Carl Burnett, drums; Big Black, African drums; Talita Long, vocals.
Pasadena, CA, February 28, 2005
ReverenceSkipper Productions SP1001
The Illusion-
Follow Your Bliss-
Unattachment-
Mambo Bado-
Tongues Untied-
* Skipper Productions SP1001   Henry "The Skipper" Franklin And Crew - All God's Children

Franklin-Clover-Seales

Marc Seales, piano; Henry Franklin, double bass; Steve Clover, drums.
Compound, Long Beach, CA, May 15, 2005
Don't Give UpBeezwax Records BW3274A
Summer Serenade-
Change In The Wind-
I Loves You, Porgy-
Dave-
Little Miss Laurie-
Week In Review-
Iris-
* Beezwax Records BW3274A   Franklin-Clover-Seales - Summer Serenade

2006

Henry Franklin "The Skipper" And Crew

George Harper, sax; Gary Matsumoto, piano; Mark Waggoner, guitar; Henry Franklin, bass; Donald Dean, drums; + Felice Dean, Michiko Smith, percussion #6.
Multimedia Studios, Toluca Lake, CA, September 17, 2006
1.Bright Road AheadSkipper Productions SP1003
2.Music To The 5th Power-
3.Tyrone-
4.Once In A While-
5.Old Devil Moon-
6.Michiko-
7.Little B's Poem-
8.You Are So Beautiful-
* Skipper Productions SP1003   Henry Franklin "The Skipper" And Crew - Music To The 5th Power

2007

Henry "The Skipper" Franklin And Very Special Friends

Azar Lawrence, tenor sax; Theo Saunders, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Carl Burnett, drums; Ramadan Mu Min, percussion.
Los Angeles, CA, March, 2007
MolongoSkipper Productions SP1005
Mantra-
For Koko-
A Weaver Of Dreams-
If We Should Meet Again-
Ballad For Dad-
Elements-
Truth-
My One And Only Love-
* Skipper Productions SP1005   Henry "The Skipper" Franklin And Very Special Friends - If We Should Meet Again

2008

Henry "The Skipper" Franklin And Crew

Azar Lawrence, tenor sax; Theo Saunders, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Tony Austin, drums.
No Sound Studio, Pasadena, CA, January 27 & February 2, 2008
O, What A Beautiful Morning!Skipper Productions SP1011
McCoy-
I Feel Good/Stolen Moments-
From The Point Of Love-
I Fall In Love Too Easily-
Skipper's Waltz-
Soultrane-
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You-
* Skipper Productions SP1011   Henry "The Skipper" Franklin And Crew - O, What A Beautiful Morning!

2009

Henry Franklin Quartet

Azar Lawrence, soprano, tenor sax; Theo Saunders, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Ramon Banda, drums, percussion; + special guests: Nolan Shaheed, cornet #2,7,8; Barbara Morrison, vocals.
No Sound Studio, Pasadena, CA, March 19, 2009
1.SokoSkipper Productions SP1016
2.Yama-
3.Under Tanzanian Skies-
4.Harlem Nocturne-
5.Blues For Lunch-
6.Peresina-
7.Philanthropy-
8.Miles, A Round-
* Skipper Productions SP1016   Henry Franklin - Home Cookin'

2010 (age 70)

Henry Franklin Trio

Bob Mocarsky, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Chris Trzcinski, drums.
Shanghai Broadcast Building, Studio Number One, Shanghai, China, September 4 & 30, 2010
ShanghaiSkipper Productions SP1019
Orchids-
Where Does Time Go?-
Lotus Land "A Song For Kaori"-
Well Alrighty Then!-
The Monsoons-
Take The MTR-O-
Eve's Night-
* Skipper Productions SP1019   Henry Franklin And Bob Mocarsky Featuring Chris Trzcinski - Shanghai

Henry "The Skipper" Franklin Sextet

Gilbert Castellanos, Nolan Shaheed, trumpet; Chuck Manning, sax; Theo Saunders, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Ramon Banda, drums; Mon David, vocals #3; Karen Wilson, vocals #9.
No Sound Studio, Pasadena, CA, November 22, 2010
1.SwalaSkipper Productions SP1020
2.Open Spaces-
3.Mahjong-
4.A Love Song For Midori-
5.Drifting-
6.Shamal-
7.Hi Lilly Lilly Hi Lo-
8.Mama Lela-
9.Sea Line Woman-
* Skipper Productions SP1020   Henry "The Skipper" Franklin - The Soul Of The World

2012

Henry 'Skipper' Franklin And Crew

Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet, flugelhorn; Ryan Porter, trombone #2-5,7,8; Chuck Manning, tenor sax; Theo Saunders, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Ramon Banda, drums; Dwight Trible, vocals #4; Mon David, vocals #9.
released 2012
1.June NightSkipper Productions SP1022
2.Neko-
3.Four By Five-
4.Queen Of Tangents-
5.Thump-
6.The Purple Gazelle-
7.Once In A While-
8.My Daddy's Jazz-
9.A Love Song For Midori-
* Skipper Productions SP1022   Henry 'Skipper' Franklin And Crew - June Night

2014

Henry Franklin Combo

Henry Franklin, bass; featuring Benn Clatworthy, tenor sax, flute; Cecilia Coleman, piano; featuring Benn Clatworthy, tenor sax, flute; Kirk Lightsey, piano; Calvin Keys, guitar; Carl Burnett, drums; Lee Jimenez, percussion; C. Infinite, spoken word.
released 2014
Brother RudolphSkipper Productions SP1025
Punjab-
Limehouse Blues-
Pensitiva-
Frank's Tune-
PeeWee-
Heaven's Dence-
Kandahar-
Blues For Drayce-
Jazz Was Born-
* Skipper Productions SP1025   Henry Franklin - Two Views

2015

3 More Sounds

Bill Heid, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Carl Burnett, drums.
released 2015
SearchinSkipper Productions SP1026
Autumn Serenade-
Limehouse Blues-
Boomph-
It Don't Mean A Thing-
When Your Lover Has Gone-
Too Much Jelly Roll-
Little Miss Laurie-
Blue Daniel-
* Skipper Productions SP1026   3 More Sounds - The Happiness Of Pursuit

Three More Sounds Plus One

Bill Heid, piano; Henry Franklin, bass; Carl Burnett, drums; + guest artist: Chuck Manning, sax.
released 2015
Brother GeorgeSkipper Productions SP1027
Unit 8-
The Greeting-
Under Tanzanian Skies-
Off The Wall-
Mr. Wu-
Mellow Minor-
Bu Yao-
* Skipper Productions SP1027   Three More Sounds - High Voltage - A Tribute To McCoy Tyner