James Clay Discography

1956 (age 21)

James Clay Quartet

James Clay, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; James Bond, bass; Peter Littman, drums.
Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 1956
In A Sentimental MoodPacific Jazz JWC-505; Blue Note CDP 7 84440 2
* Pacific Jazz JWC-505; World Pacific JWC-505   Various Artists - Solo Flight
* Blue Note CDP 7 84440 2   The Lawrence Marable Quartet Featuring James Clay - Tenorman

1960

James Clay - David "Fathead" Newman Quintet

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 SpacesRiverside RLP 12-327
2.They Can't Take That Away From Me-
3.Some Kinda Mean-
4.What's New-
5.Figger-ration-
* Riverside RLP 12-327, RLP 1178; Original Jazz Classics OJC-257, OJCCD-1075-2   James Clay & David "Fathead" Newman - The Sound Of The Wide Open Spaces!!!!

James Clay Quintet

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 DelhiRiverside RLP 349
2.I Remember You-
3.Come Rain Or Come Shine-
4.Pockets-
5.Pavanne-
6.Linda Serene-
7.Lost Tears-
Nat Adderley, cornet #4-6,8,9; James Clay, flute #1-3,7, tenor sax #4-6,8,9; Victor Feldman, vibes #1-3,7; Gene Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
1.New Delhi (take 6)
2.New Delhi (previously unissued - take 5)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1790-2
3.I Remember You
4.Come Rain Or Come Shine (take 8)
5.Come Rain Or Come Shine (previously unissued - take 1)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1790-2
6.Pockets
7.Pavanne
8.Linda Serene
9.Lost Tears
* Riverside RLP 349, RLP 9349; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1790-2   James Clay - A Double Dose Of Soul

1989 (age 54)

James Clay Quartet

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

1991

James Clay Sextet

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 ContinentalAntilles 314 510 724-2
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-
* Antilles 314 510 724-2   James Clay - Cookin' At The Continental