John Mehegan Catalog

1945 (age 29)

Johnny Mehegan  (Savoy XP 8096)

Johnny Mehegan (piano) Billy Moore (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Jimmy Crawford (drums)
NYC, March 27, 1945
S5796Sweet Georgia Brown
S5797Easy To Love
S5798April In Paris
S5799Lullaby In Rhythm

1952 (age 36)

From Barrelhouse To Bop - A History Of Jazz Piano - Narrated And Played By John Mehegan With Charles Mingus, Bassist  (Perspective PR 1)

John Mehegan (piano, narrator) Charles Mingus (bass)
NYC, late 1952
Barrelhouse: Jelly Roll Morton / King Porter Stomp
Ragtime: Scott Joplin / Maple Leaf Rag
Boogie Woogie: Pinetop Smith / Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Classic Swing: Earl Hines / Rosetta
Classic Swing: Fats Waller / Ain't Misbehavin'
Dixie: Bob Zurke / Tea For Two
Modern Swing: Teddy Wilson / Don't Blame Me
Modern Swing: Art Tatum / Sweet Lorraine
Society: Cy Walter / This Can't Be Love
Bop: George Shearing / Debbie D

1953

New York, New York! Leonard Bernstein - Played By John Mehegan Piano  (Perspective PR 3)

John Mehegan (piano)
NYC, circa 1953
New York, New York
Lonely Town
I Can Cook, Too
Some Other Time
Big Stuff
Peter, Peter
My House
It's Love
A Quiet Girl
The Wrong Note Rag
Finale: New York, New York

1954

The Guitar And Quintet Of Chuck Wayne  (Savoy MG 12077)

Johnny Mehegan (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Vinnie Burke (bass) Joe Morello (drums)
NYC, June 10, 1954
SJM4573Taking A Chance On Love
SJM4574Sirod
SJM4575Uncus
SJM4576Stella By Starlight

1955

Various Artists - I Just Love Jazz Piano - Down And Out  (Savoy MG 12100)

Johnny Mehegan (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, January 30, 1955
SJM4650Blues Too Much
SJM4651Thou Swell
SJM4653Cherokee

The John Mehegan Trio/Quartet  (Savoy MG 15054)

Johnny Mehegan (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums): same session
NYC, January 30, 1955
SJM4652The Boy Next Door

Johnny Mehegan - Reflections  (Savoy MG 12028)

Johnny Mehegan (piano) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, September 6, 1955
SJM69027The Song Is You
SJM69028Lullaby Of Birdland
SJM69029Everytime We Say Goodbye
SJM69030My Heart Stood Still
SJM69031Nice Work If You Can Get It
Johnny Mehegan (piano)
NYC, September 20, 1955
69033At Long Last Love
69035Blue Skies
69036'Round Midnight
69037Little White Lines
69038Night And Day

Various Artists - Montage  (Savoy MG 12029)

Johnny Mehegan (piano): same session
NYC, September 20, 1955
69032Crazy Rhythm
69034I'll Take Romance

John Mehegan, Eddie Costa - A Pair Of Pianos  (Savoy MG 12049)

John Mehegan (1st piano) Eddie Costa (2nd piano) Vinnie Burke (bass)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, 1955
69079I'll Remember April
69080Easy Living
69081Laura
69082Mambo Inn
69083Intermission Blues
69084Cheek To Cheek
69085All Of You
69086Blues For A Set

1956 (age 40)

John Mehegan - How I Play Jazz Piano  (Savoy MG 12076)

John Mehegan (piano)
NYC, April 11, 1956
69177Makin' Whoopee
69178Better Luck Next Time
69179Get Out Of Town
69180Deep Purple
69181It Could Happen To You
69182Porgy
69183Wait Till You See Her
69184All Thru The Night
69185Ruby

1959

Casual Affair With The John Mehegan Quartet  (TJ TJLP-A1)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) John Mehegan (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Ernie Furtado (bass)
NYC, May 28 & June 2, 1959
With A Song In My Heart
Baubles, Bangles And Beads
Once Again In Love
Can't We Be Friends
Evelyn
Young And Foolish
Blues De Sad
** also issued on Request RLP 10047 entitled "John Mehegan, Kenny Dorham, Chuck Wayne, Ernie Furtado - We Dig Jazz".

Jazz In Africa, Vol. 1 Featuring John Mehegan  (Continental (SA) CONT.9)

Hugh Masekela (trumpet) Jonas Gwangwa (trombone) Ray Shange (penny whistle) Kippie Moeketsi (alto sax) Chris Joseph, John Mehegan (piano) Samson Singo (mbira piano) Claude Shange (bass) Gene Latimore (drums)
Johannesburg, South Africa, September, 1959
Venda Introduction
Delilah
'Round Midnight
Lover Come Back To Me
Body And Soul
Old Devil Moon
Yesterdays
X-Ray's Friend
Cosmic Ray
** also issued on Teal Sound TEL 2304 entitled "Various Artists - Jazz In Africa, Volume One".

1960

John Mehegan - The Act Of Jazz  (Epic LA 16007)

John Mehegan (piano, voice) Ernie Furtado (bass) Dave Bailey (drums)
NYC, June 9, 10 & 16, 1960
CO54920I Got Rhythm, Part I
CO54921I Got Rhythm, Part II
** also issued on Epic BA 17007.