Joe Puma Discography

1954 (age 27)

Joe Puma Quintet

Don Elliott, vibes; Barry Galbraith, Joe Puma, guitar; Vinnie Burke, bass; Teddy Sommer, drums.
NYC, November 30, 1954
LorisBethlehem BCP-1012
A Little Rainy-
What Is There To Say-
Hallelujah-
How About You-
Pumatic-
Liza-
Moon Song-
* Bethlehem BCP-1012   Joe Puma - East Coast Jazz/3

1956

Joe Puma Sextet/Quintet

Tom Stewart, baritone horn; Steve Lacy, soprano sax; Herbie Mann, tenor sax #1; Joe Puma, guitar; Whitey Mitchell, bass; Herb Wasserman, drums.
NYC, June 13, 1956
1.Give Me The Simple LifeHarmony HL 7196
2.Indian BlanketJazztone (Eu) J-1245
* Harmony HL 7196   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival
* Jazztone (Eu) J-1245   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival
= Jazztone (F) J-1245   Various Artists - Festival Du Jazz Moderne

1957 (age 30)

Joe Puma Quartet

Mat Mathews, accordion; Joe Puma, guitar; Whitey Mitchell, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.
NYC, February 25, 1957
Polka Dots And MoonbeamsDawn DLP 1118, DLP 1123
RigamaroleDawn DLP 1118
Sportin' With Morton-
But Not For Me-
* Dawn DLP 1118   Joe Puma - Wild Kitten
* Dawn DLP 1123   Various Artists - Critics' Choice

Joe Puma Quartet

Mat Mathews, accordion; Joe Puma, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.
NYC, February, 1957
Rose RoomDawn DLP 1118
Wild Kitten-
Soon-
Rosalie Ann-
* Dawn DLP 1118   Joe Puma - Wild Kitten

Joe Puma Quartet And Trio

Eddie Costa, vibes; Joe Puma, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass.
NYC, late summer 1957
UbasJubilee JLP 1070
Blues For Midge-
Stablemates-
Bill Evans, piano; Joe Puma, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Paul Motian, drums.
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good-
Mother Of Earl-
Indian Summer-
* Jubilee JLP 1070   Joe Puma Quartet And Trio

1960

Joe Puma And The Audiobon All-Stars

Don Elliott, mellophone, vibes; Bobby Jaspar, flute, tenor sax; Dick Hyman, piano, organ; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Joe Puma, guitar, bass guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, October 13, 1960
CO65773Thistle Serenade (American Goldfinch)Columbia CL 1618
CO65774Skippin' South (Wood Pewee)-
CO65775Noah's Ark (Redwinged Blackbird)-
CO65776Shades Of Twilight (Baltimore Oriole)-
* Columbia CL 1618, CS 8418   Joe Puma And The Audiobon All-Stars - Like Tweet - Jazz Versions Of Authentic Bird Calls

1961

Joe Puma And The Audiobon All-Stars

Don Elliott, mellophone, vibes; Jerome Richardson, flute, piccolo, tenor sax; Bobby Jaspar, flute, tenor sax; Dick Hyman, piano, organ; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Joe Puma, guitar, bass guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, January 6, 1961
CO65879Flight Patterns (Song Sparrow)Columbia CL 1618
CO65880Cotton Candy Clouds (Whip-Poor-Will)-
CO65881Panic In The Birdcage-
* Columbia CL 1618, CS 8418   Joe Puma And The Audiobon All-Stars - Like Tweet - Jazz Versions Of Authentic Bird Calls

Joe Puma And The Audiobon All-Stars

Don Elliott, mellophone, vibes; Jerome Richardson, flute, piccolo, tenor sax; Bobby Jaspar, flute, tenor sax; Dick Hyman, piano, organ; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Joe Puma, guitar, bass guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.: same personnel.
NYC, January 13, 1961
CO65882Like Tweet (White Crowned Sparrow)Columbia CL 1618
CO65883Bird's Eye View (Scarlet Tanager)-
CO65884Melancholy Bird (Purple Finch)-
CO65885Sturnella (Meadowlark)-
* Columbia CL 1618, CS 8418   Joe Puma And The Audiobon All-Stars - Like Tweet - Jazz Versions Of Authentic Bird Calls

1984 (age 57)

Joe Puma Trio

Hod O'Brien, piano; Joe Puma, guitar; Red Mitchell, bass.
NYC, June 1, 1984
LovelyReservoir RSR 102
My Shining Hour-
Mood Indigo-
Remember-
For All We Know-
Love Nest-
Little Joe's Waltz-
* Reservoir RSR 102, RSR CD 102   Joe Puma, Hod O'Brien, Red Mitchell - Shining Hour

1997 (age 70)

Joe Puma Trio

Joe Puma, guitar; Murray Wall, bass; Eddie Locke, drums.
NYC, October 27 & 28, 1997
It's A Blue WorldEuphoria 175
For You-
My Romance-
See Jim, See Jane, See Joe (C-Jam Blues In Bb)-
I'll Never Stop Loving You-
Sing-
Only Trust Your Heart-
Just For You-
Sweet Sue-
I'll Remember April-
* Euphoria 175   Joe Puma - It's A Blue World