Ira Sullivan Catalog

1958 (age 27)

The Ira Sullivan Quintet - Nicky's Tune  (Delmark 422)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet; Nicky Hill, tenor sax; Jodie Christian, piano; Vic Sproles, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums.
Sound Studios, Chicago, IL, December 24, 1958
My Secret Love
When Sunny Gets Blue
Nicky's Tune #3
Wilbur's Tune #2
Nicky's Tune #2
** also issued on Delmark DD-422.

The Ira Sullivan Quintet - Nicky's Tune  (Delmark DD-422)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet; Nicky Hill, tenor sax; Jodie Christian, piano; Vic Sproles, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums.: same session.
Sound Studios, Chicago, IL, December 24, 1958
Mock And Roll Blues
** reissue of Delmark 422 + 1 bonus track.

1959

The Ira Sullivan Quintet  (Delmar DL-402)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, baritone sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Jodie Christian, piano; Vic Sproles, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums.
Cunliffe, Chicago, IL, July 26, 1959
Wilbur's Tune
My Old Flame
Blue Stroll
Bluzinbee
** also issued on Delmark 402. Delmark DL-402, DE-402 entitled "Ira Sullivan With Johnny Griffin - Blue Stroll".

Ira Sullivan With Johnny Griffin - Blue Stroll  (Delmark DE-402)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, baritone sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Jodie Christian, piano; Vic Sproles, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums.: same session.
Cunliffe, Chicago, IL, July 26, 1959
63rd Street Theme
Wilbur's Tune (alternate take)
** reissue of Delmar DL-402 entitled "The Ira Sullivan Quintet" + 2 bonus tracks.

1962 (age 31)

Ira Sullivan And The Chicago Jazz Quintet - Bird Lives!  (Vee-Jay VJLP 3033)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, flugelhorn; Nicky Hill, tenor sax; Jodie Christian, piano; Don Garrett, bass; Dorell Anderson or Wilbur Campbell, drums.
The Charlie Parker Memorial Concert, "Bird House", Chicago, IL, March 12, 1962
Klacktoveedesedsteene
In Other Words
Highlights Of Show 'Nuff
Perhaps
Love Letters
Highlights Of Mohawk
** also issued on Vee-Jay VJSR 3033, (J) 22YB-2019, NVJ2-950. Affinity (E) AFF 71 entitled "Ira Sullivan And The Chicago Jazz Quintet - "Bird Lives"".

Ira Sullivan And The Chicago Jazz Quintet - Bird Lives!  (Vee-Jay NVJ2-950)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, flugelhorn; Nicky Hill, tenor sax; Jodie Christian, piano; Don Garrett, bass; Dorell Anderson or Wilbur Campbell, drums.: same session.
The Charlie Parker Memorial Concert, "Bird House", Chicago, IL, March 12, 1962
Si, Si
Be-Bop / Humpty Dumpty
same session.
Milestones
Sketches
Omicron
On The Alamo
Inchworm
Back Home Blues
For You, For Me, For Evermore
** reissue of Vee-Jay VJLP 3033 + 9 bonus tracks.

1967

Ira Sullivan - Horizons  (Atlantic LP 1476)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, flugelhorn, tenor, soprano sax; Lon Norman, trombone, baritone horn; Dolphe Castellano, piano, electronic harpsichord; William Fry, bass; Jose Cigno, drums, timpani.
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, March 2, 1967
11851Oh Gee!
11852Norwegian Wood
11854E Flat Tuba G
11855Nineveh
11856Horizons
11858Everything Happens To Me
11860Adah
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1476; Discovery DS-873.

1975 (age 44)

Ira Sullivan  (A&M/Horizon SP-706)

Ira Sullivan, soprano sax; Tony Castellano, acoustic piano; Joe Diorio, electric guitar.
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, December 9, 1975;
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, January 30, 1976
Jitterbug Waltz
Ira Sullivan, soprano sax; Tony Castellano, acoustic piano.
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, December 12, 1975;
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, January 30, 1976
My Reverie
Ira Sullivan, flute, afuche; Joe Diorio, electric guitar; Jaco Pastorius as Joco Pastorious, acoustic bass guitar; Steve Bagby, drums; Don Alias, congas.
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, December 13, 1975;
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, January 30, 1976
Portrait Of Sal Larosa
Ira Sullivan, tenor sax; Tony Castellano, acoustic piano; Joe Diorio, electric guitar; Steve Bagby, drums.
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, February 2, 1976;
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, February 3, 1976
Slightly Arched / Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Ira Sullivan, soprano sax; Alex Darqui, acoustic piano.
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, February 12, 1976;
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, February 13, 1976
Purples, Violets And Blues
Ira Sullivan, flute, overdubbed soprano sax; Alex Darqui, acoustic piano.
Dove
Ira Sullivan, trumpet.
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, March 9, 1976
Old Hundreth
Ira Sullivan, soprano, tenor sax, overdubbed trumpet.
Finlandia

1977

Ira Sullivan  (Flying Fish FF-075)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, flugelhorn, soprano sax, flute; Jodie Christian, piano; Simon Salz, guitar; Dan Shapera, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums.
Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL, October 11 & 20, 1977
The Girl From Ipanema
Monday's Dance
Circumstantial
Stranger In Paradise
Angel Eyes
That's Earl, Brother

Ira Sullivan - Multimedia  (Galaxy GXY-5137)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, flute, tenor sax; Monte Budwig, bass; Kenneth Nash, drums, percussion, voices.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 5, 1977
Strut
Ira Sullivan, trumpet, flute, sax; Joe Diorio, guitar; John Heard, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; Kenneth Nash, congas, percussion.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, September 20-21, 1978
Anthropology
Multimedia
Painted Ladies (A Confiscated Bolero)
Autumn Leaves

1978

Ira Sullivan - Peace  (Galaxy GXY-5114)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, alto flute, soprano, tenor sax; Joe Diorio, guitar; John Heard, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; Kenneth Nash, percussion.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, September 20-21, 1978
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Send In The Clowns
Gong
Vento Bravo
Peace

1980

The Incredible Ira Sullivan  (Stash ST-208)

Ira Sullivan, flugelhorn, trumpet, alto, tenor sax, flute, afuche cabasa; accompanied by Hank Jones, piano; Eddie Gomez, bass; Duffy Jackson, drums.
Lobel Studios, West New York, NJ, released 1980
Lonely Moments
Our Delight
Bernie's Tune
Kim's Lament
Can't Get Out Of This Mood
On The Seventh Day
Satin Doll

1981 (age 50)

Ira Sullivan - Does It All!  (Muse MR 5242)

Red Rodney, trumpet #1, flugelhorn #4,6,7; Ira Sullivan, flugelhorn #1,3, soprano sax #2,5,6, alto sax #4,6,7; Mike Rabinowitz, bassoon #6,7; Garry Dial, piano #1-4,6,7; Jay Anderson, bass #1,2,4-7; Steve Bagby, drums #1,2,4-7.
Nola Studio, NYC, September 14, 1981
1.Sovereign Court
2.The More I See You
3.Prelude To A Kiss
4.Together
5.Amazing Grace
6.Central Park West
7.Dolphin Dance

1982

Ira Sullivan - Strings Attached  (Strings Attached AR7140)

Strings Attached: Ira Sullivan, trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, alto flute; John Alexander, soprano, tenor sax, flute, alto flute; Nancy Nosal, violin; Nicole Yarling, violin, vocals; Debbie Spring, viola; Laurie Haines, cello; Don Militello, piano; David Einhorn, bass; John Yarling, drums; with Peter Einhorn, acoustic, electric guitar; Gavin Davies, drums #2; David Murphy, drums #3; Robert Thomas Jr., hand drums.
Coconuts Recording Co., Miami, FL, January-July, 1982 & May, 1983
1.Our Love And Spirit
2.Late Nights
3.Looking Glass Falls
4.The Kingdom Within You
5.Ballard
6.Wonderful Sound
** also issued on Pausa PR 7169. Unicorn Productions HDCD 1698 entitled "Strings Attached - Update!".

Ira Sullivan - Strings Attached - Update!  (Unicorn Productions HDCD 1698)

Strings Attached: Ira Sullivan, trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, alto flute; John Alexander, soprano, tenor sax, flute, alto flute; Nancy Nosal, violin; Nicole Yarling, violin, vocals; Debbie Spring, viola; Laurie Haines, cello; Don Militello, piano; David Einhorn, bass; John Yarling, drums; with Peter Einhorn, acoustic, electric guitar; Robert Thomas Jr., hand drums.
Coconuts Recording Co., Miami, FL, January-July, 1982 & May, 1983
Brothers
Peacock Blues
Vento Bravo
** reissue of Strings Attached AR7140 entitled "Strings Attached" + 3 bonus tracks.

1996 (age 65)

Ira Sullivan - After Hours  (Go Jazz Records (G) Go 6052)

Ira Sullivan, soprano, tenor sax; Bill Carrothers, piano #1-4,7,8; Bobby Peterson, piano #5,6; Billy Peterson, bass; Kenny Horst, drums.
"A" Room, Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN, May 13, 1996 & June 11 & 12, 1998
1.It Was A Very Good Year
2.Dear Old Stockholm
3.Monday's Dance
4.Con Alma
5.Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
6.Day By Day
7.Ira's Blues
8.Key Largo

2010 (age 79)

Ira Sullivan & Stu Katz - Live At Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase - A Family Affair  (Origin Records 82599)

Ira Sullivan, tenor, alto, soprano sax, trumpet, flugelhorn; Stu Katz, vibes, piano #3; Dan Trudell, piano; Dennis Carroll, acoustic bass; Steve Katz, acoustic bass #7; George Fludas, drums; Lucia Newell, vocals #6.
"The Jazz Showcase", Chicago, IL, August 26-29, 2010
1.Blues Two Views
2.Gee, Matthew
3.Pennies From Heaven
4.Scrapple From The Apple
5.Lullaby Of The Leaves
6.Yesterdays
7.Take The A Train
8.Stablemates
9.What A Friend We Have In Jesus