J.R. Monterose Discography

1956 (age 29)

J.R. Monterose Quintet

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.2Wee-Jay (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7243 8 29102 2 0, (J) TOCJ-1601
tk.3Wee-JayBlue Note BLP 1536
tk.7Marc V-
tk.9The Third-
tk.10Bobbie Pin-
tk.12Ka-Link-
tk.15Beauteous-
* Blue Note BLP 1536, B1-29102, CDP 7243 8 29102 2 0   J.R. Monterose
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   Various Artists - Blue Trails - The Rare Tracks

1959 (age 32)

JR Monterose Quartet

JR Monterose, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Pete La Roca, drums.
NYC, November 24, 1959
Straight AheadJARO International JAM-5004
Violets For Your Furs-
Green Street Scene-
Chafic-
You Know That-
I Remember Clifford-
Short Bridge-
* JARO International JAM-5004, JAS-8004; Venus (J) TKCZ-36020; PJL (J) MTCJ-1089; JARO International (J) ABCJ-552; SSJ (J) XQAM-1622   JR Monterose - The Message
= Xanadu 126   J.R. Monterose - Straight Ahead

1963

J.R. Monterose Quartet With Al Jarreau

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 NotFresh Sound (Sp) FSCD-1023
2.Chafie-
3.Summertime-
4.What's New-
5.Sophisticated Lady-
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD-1023   J.R. Monterose Quartet - Live At The Tender Trap

1964

J.R. Monterose + The Joe Abodeely Trio

J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Dale Oehler, piano; Gary Allen, bass; Joe Abodeely, drums.
Studio 4, Rock Island, IL, late 1964
Waltz For ClaireStudio 4 SS 100
I Should Care-
That You Are-
Red Devil-
Lover Man-
Herky Hawks-
* Studio 4 SS 100; V.S.O.P. #1; Toy's Factory (J) TFCL-88925; SSJ (J) XQAM-1616   JR Monterose - In Action

1969 (age 42)

J.R. Monterose With Han Bennink

J.R. Monterose, amplified tenor sax; Han Bennink, drums.
"Paradiso", Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 4, 1969
I Remember CliffordHeavy Soul Music (Du) HSM 1502
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-
* Heavy Soul Music (Du) HSM 1502   JR Monterose - Is Alive In Amsterdam Paradiso

1970

J.R. Monterose Quintet

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 BridgeMunich Records (Du) 6802 654 M3
Body And Soul-
For Hank-
Just Blues-
Old Folks-
How Deep Is The Ocean-
* Munich Records (Du) 6802 654 M3   Pierre Courbois, Jon Eardley, Rein De Graaff, Henk Haverhoek, J.R. Monterose - Body And Soul

1979 (age 52)

J.R. Monterose Quartet

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 SmileUptown UP 27.02
Ruby My Dear-
Lu-an-
Just Friends-
J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Hod O'Brien, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Eddie Robinson, drums.
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Ruby My Dear
Just Friends
Lu-an
Green Street SceneUptown UPCD 27.80
I Should Care-
Giant Steps-
* Uptown UP 27.02   J.R. Monterose - Live In Albany
= Uptown UPCD 27.80   J.R. Monterose - Live In Albany 1979

J.R. Monterose Quartet

J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Hod O'Brien, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Jimmy Wormworth, drums.
Vanguard Studios, NYC, May 18, 1979
Lush LifeProgressive (J) KUX-136-G
Giant Steps-
My Old Flame-
Luan-
Evelyn's Delight-
Marty's Place-
* Progressive (J) KUX-136-G   J.R. Monterose Quartet - Welcome Back, J.R.!
= Progressive PRO 7049, (J) CDSOL-6716   J.R. Monterose Quartet - Lush Life

1981

J.R. Monterose Duo With Tommy Flanagan

J.R. Monterose, tenor, soprano sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano.
Right Track Recording, NYC, April 6 & 7, 1981
Never Let Me GoUptown UP 27.06
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-
same session.
Never Let Me Go
Pain And Suffering...And A Little Pleasure
Con Alma
Central Park West
Vinnie's Pad
Theme For Ernie
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Twelve Tone Tune
* Uptown UP 27.06   J.R. Monterose Duo With Tommy Flanagan - ...And A Little Pleasure
= Reservoir RSR CD 109   J.R. Monterose, Tommy Flanagan - A Little Pleasure

J.R. Monterose - Hugh Brodie Quintet

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 BossaCadence Jazz Records CJR 1013
2.Kiamesha-
3.Green Dolphin Street-
4.What's New-
* Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1013   J.R. Monterose, Hugh Brodie - Bebop Loose & Live

1988 (age 61)

J.R. Monterose Quartet

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 IsStoryville (D) STCD 8291
All The Things You Are-
What's New-
Central Park West-
Green Street Scene-
* Storyville (D) STCD 8291   J.R. Monterose Quartet - T.T.T.