James Clay Catalog

1956 (age 21)

Various Artists - Solo Flight  (Pacific Jazz JWC-505)

James Clay, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; James Bond, bass; Peter Littman, drums.
Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 1956
In A Sentimental Mood
** also issued on World Pacific JWC-505.

1960

James Clay & David "Fathead" Newman - The Sound Of The Wide Open Spaces!!!!  (Riverside RLP 12-327)

David "Fathead" Newman, tenor sax; James Clay, tenor sax #1-3,5, flute #4; Wynton Kelly, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, April 26, 1960
1.Wide Open Spaces
2.They Can't Take That Away From Me
3.Some Kinda Mean
4.What's New
5.Figger-ration
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1178; Original Jazz Classics OJC-257, OJCCD-1075-2.

James Clay - A Double Dose Of Soul  (Riverside RLP 349)

Nat Adderley, cornet #3,4,6,7; James Clay, flute #1,2,5, tenor sax #3,4,6,7; Victor Feldman, vibes #1,2,5; Gene Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
United Recording, Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 1960
1.New Delhi
2.I Remember You
3.Come Rain Or Come Shine
4.Pockets
5.Pavanne
6.Linda Serene
7.Lost Tears
** also issued on Riverside RS 9349; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1790-2.

James Clay - A Double Dose Of Soul  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1790-2)

Nat Adderley, cornet #2; James Clay, flute #1, tenor sax #2; Victor Feldman, vibes #1; Gene Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
United Recording, Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 1960
1.New Delhi (previously unissued - take 5)
2.Come Rain Or Come Shine (previously unissued - take 1)
** reissue of Riverside RLP 349 + 2 bonus tracks.

1989 (age 54)

James Clay - I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart  (Antilles 848 279-2)

James Clay, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; David Williams, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 20, 1989
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
My Foolish Heart (bonus track)
Rain Check
The Very Thought Of You
I Mean You
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Just In Time
I Can't Get Started
John Paul Jones A.K.A. Trane's Blues
Body And Soul

1991

James Clay - Cookin' At The Continental  (Antilles 314 510 724-2)

Roy Hargrove, trumpet #2,3; James Clay, tenor sax; David "Fathead" Newman, tenor sax #1-3,9; Kirk Lightsey, piano #1-3,5-9; Christian McBride, bass; Winard Harper, drums #1-3,5-9.
BMG Studios, NYC, June 18 & 19, 1991
1.Cookin' At The Continental
2.Sister Sadie
3.Moanin'
4.Crazeology
5.Easy Living
6.Georgia On My Mind
7.Barbados
8.You're Mine, You!
9.Wide Open Spaces