John Mehegan Discography

1945 (age 29)

Johnny Mehegan Quartet

Johnny Mehegan, piano; Billy Moore, guitar; Al Hall, bass; Jimmy Crawford, drums.

NYC, March 27, 1945

S5796Sweet Georgia BrownSavoy XP 8096
S5797Easy To Love-
S5798April In ParisSavoy 568, XP 8096
S5799Lullaby In Rhythm-

* Savoy XP 8096   Johnny Mehegan
* Savoy 568   Johnny Mehegan - April In Paris / Lullaby In Rhythm

1952 (age 36)

John Mehegan With Charles Mingus

John Mehegan, piano, narrator; Charles Mingus, bass.

NYC, late 1952

Barrelhouse: Jelly Roll Morton; King Porter StompPerspective PR 1
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-

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


John Mehegan Solo

John Mehegan, piano.

NYC, circa 1953

New York, New YorkPerspective PR 3
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-

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


Johnny Mehegan Quartet

Johnny Mehegan, piano; Chuck Wayne, guitar; Vinnie Burke, bass; Joe Morello, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 10, 1954

SJM4573Taking A Chance On LoveSavoy XP 8130, MG 15054, MG 12077
SJM4576Stella By Starlight-

* Savoy MG 12077   Chuck Wayne - The Jazz Guitarist
= Savoy Jazz SJL 1144   Chuck Wayne, Brew Moore, Zoot Sims - Tasty Pudding
* Savoy MG 15054   The John Mehegan Trio/Quartet
* Savoy XP 8130   Johnny Mehegan


John Mehegan Trio

John Mehegan, piano; Charlie Mingus, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

NYC, January 30, 1955

SJM4650Blues Too MuchSavoy MG 15054, MG 12100
SJM4651Thou Swell-
SJM4652The Boy Next DoorSavoy MG 15054
SJM4653CherokeeSavoy MG 15054, MG 12100

* Savoy MG 12100   Various Artists - I Just Love Jazz Piano!
* Savoy MG 15054   The John Mehegan Trio/Quartet

Johnny Mehegan Duo

John Mehegan, piano; Kenny Clarke, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 6, 1955

SJM69027The Song Is YouSavoy MG 12028
SJM69028Lullaby Of Birdland-
SJM69029Every Time We Say Goodbye-
SJM69030My Heart Stood Still-
SJM69031Nice Work-

* Savoy MG 12028   Johnny Mehegan's Reflections

Johnny Mehegan Solo

John Mehegan, piano.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 20, 1955

69032Crazy RhythmSavoy MG 12029
69033At Long Last LoveSavoy MG 12028
69034I'll Take RomanceSavoy MG 12029
69035Blue SkiesSavoy MG 12028
69036Round About Midnight-
69037Little White Lies-
69038Night And Day-

* Savoy MG 12029   Various Artists - Montage
* Savoy MG 12028   Johnny Mehegan's Reflections

John Mehegan And Eddie Costa

John Mehegan, first piano; Eddie Costa, second piano; Vinnie Burke, bass.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, 1955

69079I'll Remember AprilSavoy MG 12049
69080Easy Living-
69082Mambo Inn-
69083Intermission Blues-
69084Cheek To Cheek-
69085All Of You-
69086Blues For A Set-

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

1956 (age 40)

John Mehegan Solo

John Mehegan, piano.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 11, 1956

YesterdaysSavoy MG 12076
69178Better Luck Next Time-
69179Get Out Of Town-
69180Deep Purple-
69181It Could Happen To You-
You Stepped Out Of A Dream-
69184All Through The Night-
It Might As Well Be Spring-
69177Makin' Whoopee
69183Wait Till You See Her

* Savoy MG 12076   John Mehegan - How I Play Jazz Piano


John Mehegan Quartet

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; John Mehegan, piano; Chuck Wayne, guitar; Ernie Furtado, bass.

NYC, May 28, and June 2, 1959

With A Song In My HeartTJ TJLP-A1
Baubles, Bangles And Beads-
Once Again In Love-
Can't We Be Friends-
Young And Foolish-
Blues De Sad-

* TJ TJLP-A1   Casual Affair With The John Mehegan Quartet
= Request RLP 10047   John Mehegan, Kenny Dorham, Chuck Wayne, Ernie Furtado - We Dig Jazz

John Mehegan Ensemble

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 IntroductionContinental (SA) CONT.9
'Round Midnight-
Lover Come Back To Me-
Body And Soul-
Old Devil Moon-
X-Ray's Friend-
Cosmic Ray-

* Continental (SA) CONT.9   Jazz In Africa Vol. 1 Featuring John Mehegan
= Teal Sound TEL 2304   Various Artists - Jazz In Africa Volume One


John Mehegan Trio

John Mehegan, piano, voice; Ernie Furtado, bass; Dave Bailey, drums.

NYC, June 9, 10 and 16, 1960

CO54919The Blues
CO54920I Got Rhythm Part IEpic LA 16007
CO54921I Got Rhythm Part II-
CO54922I Got Rhythm Part III

* Epic LA 16007, BA 17007   John Mehegan - The Act Of Jazz