John Coates Jr. Catalog

1955 (age 17)

Johnny Coates Jr. At The Piano With Rhythm - Portrait  (Savoy MG 12082)

Johnny Coates Jr., piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 17, 1955
69089Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
69090Skylark
69092Coates Oats
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 23, 1956
SJC69186Let's Get Lost
SJC69187Love Is The Sweetest Thing
SJC69188Little Girl Blue
SJC69189Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead
SJC69190If I Love Again
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 21, 1956
69207Sha-Ga-Da-Ga-Da
Lucky Day
If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You

1974 (age 36)

The Jazz Piano Of John Coates Jr.  (OmniSound N-1004)

John Coates Jr., piano; DeWitt Kay, bass; Glen Davis, drums.
"Northampton Community College", Bethlehem, PA, February 3, 1974
Love Is Enough
Tune No. 4
A Minor Waltz
Deep String
Yesterday
Little Rock Getaway

1977

John Coates Jr. - Alone And Live At The Deer Head  (OmniSound N-1015)

John Coates Jr., piano.
"Deer Head Inn", Delaware Water Gap, PA, June 24 & July 1, 1977;
"East Stroudsburg State College", East Stroudsburg, PA, June 30, 1977
Prologue (No. 39)
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Never Have Known An Esther
Sketch
Mixed Feelings
Homage
Something Kinda Silly
The End Of The Beginning
The Prince

1978 (age 40)

John Coates Jr. - After The Before  (OmniSound N-1021)

John Coates Jr., piano.
"Deer Head Inn", Delaware Water Gap, PA, March 24, 1978;
"East Stroudsburg State College", East Stroudsburg, PA, March 5, 1978
Game Dance
My Song
Going To School On A Mule
In Search Of.../After The Before
My Melancholy Baby
Goodbye
Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair

John Coates Jr. - In The Open Space  (OmniSound N-1022)

John Coates Jr., piano.: same personnel.
"Deer Head Inn", Delaware Water Gap, PA, December 16, 23 & 30, 1978
Prance
Expression Of Hope
Love For Sale
Interlude (No Number)
Don't Know
Down Home Rag
same session.
Themette
Song Sung Blue
Goodbye, Old Friend
In The Open Space
Right As Rain
Impressions

John Coates Jr. - Rainbow Road  (OmniSound N-1024)

John Coates Jr., piano.: same personnel.
"Deer Head Inn", Delaware Water Gap, PA, December 16, 23 & 30, 1978;
"Deer Head Inn", Delaware Water Gap, PA, March 3, 1979
...But Not Yet
Friday Morning Desperation
The Church Of My Youth
Virus No. 10 (Type AC)
Send In The Crown
#Sandu
"Take-Off" Rag
Sing A Rainbow

1979

John Coates Jr. - Tokyo Concert  (OmniSound N-1032)

John Coates Jr., piano.
"Seibu Theater", Tokyo, Japan, November 28, 1979
Willow Weep For Me
Supplication
Encouragement
Doxy
Nameless
Defune

1980

John Coates Jr. - Pocono Friends  (OmniSound Jazz N-1038)

John Coates Jr., piano.
live without an audience at the Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA, December 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20, 1980
To Be Named Later
John Coates Jr., piano; Harry Leahey, guitar.
Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West
Phil Woods, alto sax; John Coates Jr., piano; Steve Gilmore, bass.
Singing With You
Urbie Green, trombone; John Coates Jr., piano.
The More I See You
John Coates Jr., piano.
Requirement
same session.
A Strain
George Young, piccolo; John Coates Jr., piano; Steve Gilmore, bass.
For A Friend
John Coates Jr., piano; Steve Gilmore, bass.
More Than You Know
John Coates Jr., piano.
Now And Then
same session.
Sing Song
Urbie Green, trombone; John Coates Jr., piano.
Oh, Lady Be Good
Phil Woods, clarinet, alto sax; John Coates Jr., piano.
Some Changes
John Coates Jr., piano; Harry Leahey, guitar; Steve Gilmore, bass.
How Can We Be Wrong (Version I)
John Coates Jr., piano.
Resolution
same session.
From Somewhere To Somewhere
George Young, sopranino sax; John Coates Jr., piano.
The Very Thought Of You
Phil Woods, alto sax; John Coates Jr., piano; Steve Gilmore, bass.
How Can We Be Wrong (Version II)
John Coates Jr., piano.
Prayer Of Thanks

John Coates Jr. - Pocono Friends Encore  (OmniSound Jazz N-1045)

John Coates Jr., piano.: same session.
live without an audience at the Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA, December 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20, 1980
Tune No. 10
Phil Woods, alto sax; John Coates Jr., piano.
Why Shouldn't I?
Urbie Green, trombone; John Coates Jr., piano.
Pete Kelly's Blues
John Coates Jr., piano; Harry Leahey, guitar; Steve Gilmore, bass.
Brazilian Stew (No. 13)
John Coates Jr., piano.
Notion
John Coates Jr., piano; Harry Leahey, guitar.
Like Someone In Love
John Coates Jr., piano; Steve Gilmore, bass.
Hymn To Her
George Young, soprano sax; John Coates Jr., piano; Steve Gilmore, bass.
Our Love Is Here To Stay
John Coates Jr., piano.
Why?

1993 (age 55)

John Coates Jr. - Piano...Forte!!  (Pacific St Records PSR 0021)

John Coates Jr., piano.
Red Rock Studio, Sciota, PA, November 14, 1993
It's You Again
Nature Boy
Serenade To A Cake
Airegin
Domandi
Epilog #99
Look For The Silver Lining
That's All

1995

John Coates Jr - The Trio Session  (Pacific St Records PSR 0013)

John Coates Jr., piano; Paul Langosch, bass; Mike Smith, drums.
Warm Valley Studios, Washington, DC, 1995
Freddie Freeloader
Priorities
Tangerine
For Someone
Laura
The Only One
After You've Gone
Tune No. 11

1999 (age 61)

Coates, Doney - Duets  (Pacific St Records PSR 0012)

John Coates, Eric Doney, piano.
"East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania", East Stroudsburg, PA, November 18, 1999
Lauren
And Why Not?
Epilog #99
Allen's Town
It's You Again
Utilitarian Samba
Arm Cluster Stomp

2007

Nancy Reed & John Coates Jr. - Live At The Deer Head Inn  (Deer Head Records 001)

John Coates Jr., piano; Nancy Reed, vocals.
"Deer Head Inn", Delaware Water Gap, PA, November-December, 2007
How Little We Know
East Of The Sun
For All We Know
If I Had You
All Blues
Dreamsville
Straight, No Chaser
My Ship
Moonglow