John Coates Jr. Discography

1955 (age 17)

Johnny Coates And His Piano

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 SeaSavoy MG 12082
69090Skylark-
69091Stompin' At The Savoyunissued
69092Coates OatsSavoy MG 12082
* Savoy MG 12082   Johnny Coates Jr. At The Piano With Rhythm - Portrait

1956

Johnny Coates And His Piano

Johnny Coates Jr., piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 23, 1956
SJC69186Let's Get LostSavoy MG 12082
SJC69187Love Is The Sweetest Thing-
SJC69188Little Girl Blue-
SJC69189Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead-
SJC69190If I Love Again-
* Savoy MG 12082   Johnny Coates Jr. At The Piano With Rhythm - Portrait

Johnny Coates And His Piano

Johnny Coates Jr., piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.: same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 21, 1956
69207Sha-Ga-Da-Ga-DaSavoy MG 12082
69208unknown titleunissued
69209--
69210--
Lucky DaySavoy MG 12082
If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You-
* Savoy MG 12082   Johnny Coates Jr. At The Piano With Rhythm - Portrait

1974 (age 36)

John Coates Jr. Trio

John Coates Jr., piano; DeWitt Kay, bass; Glen Davis, drums.
"Northampton Community College", Bethlehem, PA, February 3, 1974
Love Is EnoughOmniSound N-1004; Pacific St Records PSR 0041
Tune No. 4OmniSound N-1004
A Minor Waltz-
Deep String-
YesterdayOmniSound N-1004; Pacific St Records PSR 0041
Little Rock GetawayOmniSound N-1004
* OmniSound N-1004   The Jazz Piano Of John Coates Jr.
* Pacific St Records PSR 0041   John Coates - The OmniSound Years

1977

John Coates Jr. Solo

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)OmniSound N-1015; Pacific St Records PSR 0041
When It's Sleepy Time Down South-
Never Have Known An Esther-
SketchOmniSound N-1015
Mixed Feelings-
HomageOmniSound N-1015; Pacific St Records PSR 0041
Something Kinda SillyOmniSound N-1015
The End Of The Beginning-
The PrinceOmniSound N-1015; Pacific St Records PSR 0041
* OmniSound N-1015   John Coates Jr. - Alone And Live At The Deer Head
* Pacific St Records PSR 0041   John Coates - The OmniSound Years

1978 (age 40)

John Coates Jr. Solo

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 DanceOmniSound N-1021
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-
* OmniSound N-1021   John Coates Jr. - After The Before

John Coates Jr. Solo

John Coates Jr., piano.: same personnel.
"Deer Head Inn", Delaware Water Gap, PA, December 16, 23 & 30, 1978
PranceOmniSound N-1022
Expression Of Hope-
Love For SaleOmniSound N-1022; Pacific St Records PSR 0041
Interlude (No Number)OmniSound N-1022
Don't Know-
Down Home Rag-
same session.
ThemetteOmniSound N-1022; Pacific St Records PSR 0041
Song Sung Blue-
Goodbye, Old FriendOmniSound N-1022
In The Open Space-
Right As Rain-
Impressions-
* OmniSound N-1022   John Coates Jr. - In The Open Space
* Pacific St Records PSR 0041   John Coates - The OmniSound Years

John Coates Jr. Solo

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 YetOmniSound N-1024
Friday Morning Desperation-
The Church Of My Youth-
Virus No. 10 (Type AC)-
Send In The Crown-
#Sandu-
"Take-Off" Rag-
Sing A Rainbow-
* OmniSound N-1024   John Coates Jr. - Rainbow Road

1979

John Coates Jr. Solo

John Coates Jr., piano.
"Seibu Theater", Tokyo, Japan, November 28, 1979
Willow Weep For MeOmniSound N-1032
Supplication-
Encouragement-
Doxy-
Nameless-
Defune-
* OmniSound N-1032   John Coates Jr. - Tokyo Concert

1980

John Coates Jr.

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 LaterOmniSound Jazz N-1038
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-
same session.
Tune No. 10OmniSound Jazz N-1045
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?-
* OmniSound Jazz N-1038   John Coates Jr. - Pocono Friends
* OmniSound Jazz N-1045   John Coates Jr. - Pocono Friends Encore

1993 (age 55)

John Coates Jr. Solo

John Coates Jr., piano.
Red Rock Studio, Sciota, PA, November 14, 1993
It's You AgainPacific St Records PSR 0021
Nature Boy-
Serenade To A Cake-
Airegin-
Domandi-
Epilog #99-
Look For The Silver Lining-
That's All-
* Pacific St Records PSR 0021   John Coates Jr. - Piano...Forte!!

1995

John Coates Jr. Trio

John Coates Jr., piano; Paul Langosch, bass; Mike Smith, drums.
Warm Valley Studios, Washington, DC, 1995
Freddie FreeloaderPacific St Records PSR 0013
Priorities-
Tangerine-
For Someone-
Laura-
The Only One-
After You've Gone-
Tune No. 11-
* Pacific St Records PSR 0013   John Coates Jr - The Trio Session

1999 (age 61)

John Coates - Eric Doney Duo

John Coates, Eric Doney, piano.
"East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania", East Stroudsburg, PA, November 18, 1999
LaurenPacific St Records PSR 0012
And Why Not?-
Epilog #99-
Allen's Town-
It's You Again-
Utilitarian Samba-
Arm Cluster Stomp-
* Pacific St Records PSR 0012   Coates, Doney - Duets

2007

Nancy Reed & John Coates Jr.

John Coates Jr., piano; Nancy Reed, vocals.
"Deer Head Inn", Delaware Water Gap, PA, November-December, 2007
How Little We KnowDeer Head Records 001
East Of The Sun-
For All We Know-
If I Had You-
All Blues-
Dreamsville-
Straight, No Chaser-
My Ship-
Moonglow-
* Deer Head Records 001   Nancy Reed & John Coates Jr. - Live At The Deer Head Inn