J.R. Monterose Catalog

1956 (age 29)

J.R. Monterose  (Blue Note BLP 1536)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet; J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; "Philly" Joe Jones, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 21, 1956
tk.3Wee-Jay
tk.7Marc V
tk.9The Third
tk.10Bobbie Pin
tk.12Ka-Link
tk.15Beauteous
** also issued on Blue Note B1-29102, CDP 7243 8 29102 2 0.

J.R. Monterose  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 29102 2 0)

Ira Sullivan, trumpet; J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; "Philly" Joe Jones, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 21, 1956
tk.2Wee-Jay (alternate take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 1536 + 1 bonus track.

1959 (age 32)

JR Monterose - The Message  (JARO International JAM-5004)

JR Monterose, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Pete La Roca, drums.
NYC, November 24, 1959
Straight Ahead
Violets For Your Furs
Green Street Scene
Chafic
You Know That
I Remember Clifford
Short Bridge
** also issued on JARO International JAS-8004; Venus (J) TKCZ-36020; PJL (J) MTCJ-1089; JARO International (J) ABCJ-552; SSJ (J) XQAM-1622. Xanadu 126 entitled "J.R. Monterose - Straight Ahead".

1963

J.R. Monterose Quartet - Live At The Tender Trap  (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD-1023)

J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Dale Oehler, piano; Dick Vanizel, bass; Joe Abodeely, drums; Al Jarreau, vocals #2,3,5.
"The Tender Trap", Cedar Rapids, IA, 1963
1.Whisper Not
2.Chafie
3.Summertime
4.What's New
5.Sophisticated Lady

1964

JR Monterose - In Action  (Studio 4 SS 100)

J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Dale Oehler, piano; Gary Allen, bass; Joe Abodeely, drums.
Studio 4, Rock Island, IL, late 1964
Waltz For Claire
I Should Care
That You Are
Red Devil
Lover Man
Herky Hawks
** also issued on V.S.O.P. #1; Toy's Factory (J) TFCL-88925; SSJ (J) XQAM-1616.

1969 (age 42)

JR Monterose - Is Alive In Amsterdam Paradiso  (Heavy Soul Music (Du) HSM 1502)

J.R. Monterose, amplified tenor sax; Han Bennink, drums.
"Paradiso", Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 4, 1969
I Remember Clifford
Sonnymoon For Two
J.R. Monterose, amplified tenor sax; Jan Jacobs, bass; Han Bennink, drums; Steve Boston, congas; Groentjie, timbales.
Reborn Part One
Reborn Part Two

1970

Pierre Courbois, Jon Eardley, Rein De Graaff, Henk Haverhoek, J.R. Monterose - Body And Soul  (Munich Records (Du) 6802 654 M3)

Jon Eardley, trumpet; J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Rein De Graaff, piano; Henk Haverhoek, bass; Pierre Courbois, drums.
"The Auditorium Of Wageningen Agricultural University", Wageningen, Netherlands, January 31, 1970
Short Bridge
Body And Soul
For Hank
Just Blues
Old Folks
How Deep Is The Ocean

1979 (age 52)

J.R. Monterose - Live In Albany  (Uptown UP 27.02)

J.R. Monterose, sax; Hod O'Brien, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Eddie Robinson, drums.
"Lark Tavern", Albany, NY, May 8, 1979
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Ruby My Dear
Lu-an
Just Friends
** also issued on Uptown UPCD 27.80 entitled "Live In Albany 1979".

J.R. Monterose - Live In Albany 1979  (Uptown UPCD 27.80)

J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Hod O'Brien, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Eddie Robinson, drums.
"Lark Tavern", Albany, NY, May 8, 1979
Green Street Scene
I Should Care
Giant Steps
** reissue of Uptown UP 27.02 entitled "Live In Albany" + 3 bonus tracks.

J.R. Monterose Quartet - Welcome Back, J.R.!  (Progressive (J) KUX-136-G)

J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Hod O'Brien, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Jimmy Wormworth, drums.
Vanguard Studios, NYC, May 18, 1979
Lush Life
Giant Steps
My Old Flame
Luan
Evelyn's Delight
Marty's Place
** also issued on Progressive PRO 7049, (J) CDSOL-6716 entitled "J.R. Monterose Quartet - Lush Life".

1981

J.R. Monterose Duo With Tommy Flanagan - ...And A Little Pleasure  (Uptown UP 27.06)

J.R. Monterose, tenor, soprano sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano.
Right Track Recording, NYC, April 6 & 7, 1981
Never Let Me Go
Pain And Suffering...And A Little Pleasure
Con Alma
Central Park West
Theme For Ernie
Vinnie's Pad
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Twelve Tone Tune
** also issued on Reservoir RSR CD 109 entitled "A Little Pleasure".

J.R. Monterose, Hugh Brodie - Bebop Loose & Live  (Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1013)

Hugh Brodie, tenor sax #1,2; J.R. Monterose, tenor, soprano sax #1,3,4; Larry Ham, piano; Pat O'Leary, bass; Tom Melito, drums.
"Alger's Pub", Potsdam, NY, December 4, 1981
1.Blue Bossa
2.Kiamesha
3.Green Dolphin Street
4.What's New

1988 (age 61)

J.R. Monterose Quartet - T.T.T.  (Storyville (D) STCD 8291)

J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Hod O'Brien, piano; Niels "Guffi" Pallesen, bass; Jesper Elen, drums.
"Jazzhus Slukefter", Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2, 1988
You Don't Know What Love Is
All The Things You Are
What's New
Central Park West
Green Street Scene