Herbie Nichols Discography

1952 (age 33)

Herbie Nichols Quartet

Herbie Nichols, piano; possibly Danny Barker, guitar; Chocolate Williams, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.

NYC, March 6, 1952

HL313Who's BluesHi-Lo 1403; Savoy MG 12100, SJL 2247, SJL 1166
HL314'S Wonderful-
HL314-?'S Wonderful (alternate take)Savoy SJL 1166
HL315Nichols And DimesSavoy MG 12100, SJL 2247, SJL 1166
HL315-?Nichols And Dimes (alternate take)Savoy SJL 1166
HL316Walkin' WigHi-Lo unissued

* Savoy MG 12100   Various Artists - I Just Love Jazz Piano - Down And Out
* Savoy SJL 2247   Various Artists - The Modern Jazz Piano Album
* Savoy SJL 1166   Thelonious Monk With The Gigi Gryce Quartet / Herbie Nichols
* Hi-Lo 1403   Herbie Nichols - Who's Blues / 'S Wonderful

1955

Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 6, 1955

tk.1The Third WorldBlue Note BLP 5068, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.2The Third World (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.3Step TempestBlue Note BLP 5068, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.4Dance Line-
tk.6Blue Chopsticks-
tk.8Double Exposure (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.9Double ExposureBlue Note BLP 5068, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.10Cro-Magnon Nights-
tk.11Cro-Magnon Nights (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118

* Blue Note BN-LA485-H2   Herbie Nichols - The Third World
* Mosaic MR5-118, MD3-118; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59352 2 0   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols
* Blue Note BLP 5068   The Prophetic Herbie Nichols, Vol. 1
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9272   Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 13, 1955

tk.14It Didn't Happen (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.16Amoeba's DanceBlue Note BLP 5069, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.17Brass Rings (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.18Brass RingsBlue Note BLP 5069, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.192300 Skidoo (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.202300 SkidooBlue Note BLP 5069, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.21Shuffle Montgomery (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.22It Didn't HappenBlue Note BLP 5069, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.23Crisp Day-
tk.24Shuffle Montgomery-

* Mosaic MR5-118, MD3-118; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59352 2 0   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols
* Blue Note BN-LA485-H2   Herbie Nichols - The Third World
* Blue Note BLP 5069   The Prophetic Herbie Nichols, Vol. 2
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9272   Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Max Roach, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 1, 1955

tk.4The GigBlue Note BLP 1519, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.5Applejackin' (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.6Hangover TriangleBlue Note BLP 1519, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.8Lady Sings The Blues-
tk.10Chit-Chatting-
tk.11House Party Starting-
tk.12The Gig (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608

* Blue Note BLP 1519   Herbie Nichols Trio
* Blue Note BN-LA485-H2   Herbie Nichols - The Third World
* Mosaic MR5-118, MD3-118; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59352 2 0   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608   Herbie Nichols Trio, Vol. 2

Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Max Roach, drums.: same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 7, 1955

tk.2Furthermore (alternate take 1)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.3FurthermoreMosaic MR5-118; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608
tk.5117th Street (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.6117th StreetMosaic MR5-118; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608
tk.7Sunday Stroll-
tk.10Nick At T's-
tk.11Furthermore (alternate take 2)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.12TerpsichoreBlue Note BLP 1519, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.13'Orse At SafariMosaic MR5-118; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608
tk.14Applejackin' (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.15Applejackin'Mosaic MR5-118; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608

* Mosaic MR5-118, MD3-118; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59352 2 0   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols
* Blue Note BLP 1519   Herbie Nichols Trio
* Blue Note BN-LA485-H2   Herbie Nichols - The Third World
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608   Herbie Nichols Trio, Vol. 2

1956

Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Max Roach, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 19, 1956

tk.1WildflowerBlue Note BLP 1519, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.3Mine (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608
tk.4MineBlue Note BLP 1519, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.8Argumentative Variation (aka Trio)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10; Mosaic MR5-118; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608
tk.10Trio (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.11The Spinning Song (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608
tk.12The Spinning SongBlue Note BLP 1519, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118
tk.13Riff Primatif (mistitled as Riff Primitif)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10; Mosaic MR5-118; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608
tk.14Riff Primatif (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118
tk.15Query (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-118; Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608
tk.16QueryBlue Note BLP 1519, BN-LA485-H2; Mosaic MR5-118

* Blue Note BLP 1519   Herbie Nichols Trio
* Blue Note BN-LA485-H2   Herbie Nichols - The Third World
* Mosaic MR5-118, MD3-118; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59352 2 0   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1608   Herbie Nichols Trio, Vol. 2

1957

Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols, piano; George Duvivier, bass #1-8,10; Danny Richmond, drums #1-8,10.

NYC, November 10, 1957

1.Too Close For ComfortBethlehem BCP-81
2.Every Cloud-
3.Argumentative-
4.Love, Gloom, Cash, Love-
5.Portrait Of Ucha-
6.Beyond Recall-
7.All The Way-
8.45 Degree Angle-
9.Infatuation Eyes-
10.S' Crazy Pad-

* Bethlehem BCP-81   Herbie Nichols Trio - Love, Gloom, Cash, Love