Julius Watkins Discography

1954 (age 33)

Julius Watkins Sextet

Julius Watkins (French horn) Frank Foster (tenor sax) George Butcher (piano -1,2,4) Perry Lopez (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 8, 1954
1. tk.3Linda DeliaBlue Note 45-1658, BLP 5053
2. tk.6PerpetuationBlue Note BLP 5053
3. tk.7I Have KnownBlue Note 45-1658, BLP 5053
4. tk.8LeeteBlue Note BLP 5053
* Blue Note BLP 5053   Julius Watkins - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9273   Julius Watkins Sextet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95749 2   Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol. 1 & 2
* Blue Note 45-1658   Julius Watkins - Linda Delia / I Have Known

1955

Julius Watkins Sextet

Julius Watkins (French horn) Hank Mobley (tenor sax -1/3,5) Duke Jordan (piano) Perry Lopez (guitar -2,4,5) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 20, 1955
1. tk.4B And BBlue Note BLP 5064
2. tk.6Garden Delights-
3. tk.11Jordu (as Jor-Du)-
4. tk.13Julie Ann-
5. tk.15Sparkling Burgundy-
* Blue Note BLP 5064   Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol. 2
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9273   Julius Watkins Sextet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95749 2   Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol. 1 & 2

1956

Les Jazz Modes / The Rouse-Watkins Combo

Julius Watkins (French horn) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Janet Putnam (harp -2,4) Gildo Mahones (piano) Paul Chambers (bass -1/4,7,9,10) Oscar Pettiford (bass -5,6,8) Ron Jefferson (drums) Eileen Gilbert (soprano vocals -2,6,8)
NYC, June 12, 1956
1.Town And CountryDawn DLP 1108
2.When The Blues Come OnDawn DLP 1108, DLP 1123
3.Blue ModesDawn DLP 1108
4.You Are Too Beautiful-
5.So Far-
6.Idle Evening-
7.Garden Delights-
8.Strange Tale-
9.Two Songs-
10.StallionJazztone (Eu) J-1245
* Dawn DLP 1108   Les Jazz Modes
= Seeco CELP 466, CELP 4660   The Jazz Modes - Smart Jazz For The Smart Set
* Dawn DLP 1123   Various Artists - Critics' Choice
* Jazztone (Eu) J-1245   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival
= Jazztone (F) J-1245   Various Artists - Festival Du Jazz Moderne

Rouse-Watkins Jazz Modes

Julius Watkins (French horn) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Gildo Mahones (piano) Paul West (bass) Arthur Taylor (drums)
NYC, June, 1956
Dancing On The CeilingDawn DLP 1101
Legend-
Temptation-
Episode-
Dancing In The Dark-
Goodbye-
* Dawn DLP 1101   Rouse-Watkins Jazz Modes, Gene Quill-Dick Sherman Quintet - Jazzville, Vol. 1

Les Modes / The Rouse-Watkins Combo / The Jazz Modes

Julius Watkins (French horn) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Gildo Mahones (piano) Martin Rivera (bass) Ron Jefferson (drums) Chino Pozo (bongos -5,6) Eileen Gilbert (soprano vocals -7,8)
NYC, December 4, 1956
1.Baubles, Bangles And BeadsDawn DLP 1117
2.Autumn Leaves-
3.The Golden Chariot-
4.Let's Try-
5.Bohemia-
6.Catch HerDawn DLP 1117, DLP 1124
7.Hoo TaiDawn DLP 1117
8.Mood In Scarlet-
9.Linda Delia-
10.I've Got You Under My SkinJazztone (Eu) J-1245
11.We Can Talk It OverHarmony HL 7196
* Dawn DLP 1117   Les Modes - Mood In Scarlet
* Dawn DLP 1124   Various Artists - Jazz For Hi-Fi Lovers
* Jazztone (Eu) J-1245   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival
= Jazztone (F) J-1245   Various Artists - Festival Du Jazz Moderne
* Harmony HL 7196   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival

1957

The Jazz Modes

Julius Watkins (French horn) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Gildo Mahones (piano) Martin Rivera (bass) Ron Jefferson (drums) Chino Pozo (congas, bongos) Eileen Gilbert (voice)
NYC, October 28, 1957
2787Glad That I Found YouAtlantic LP 1306
2788Blue Flame-
2789Princess-
2790Knittin'-
* Atlantic LP 1306, SD 1306   The Jazz Modes

The Jazz Modes

Julius Watkins (French horn) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Gildo Mahones (piano) Martin Rivera (bass) Ron Jefferson (drums) Chino Pozo (congas, bongos)
NYC, November 7, 1957
2810Like A WomanAtlantic LP 1280
2811Joey, Joey, Joey-
2812Warm All Over-
2813Somebody Somewhere-
* Atlantic LP 1280   The Jazz Modes - The Most Happy Fella

The Jazz Modes

Julius Watkins (French horn) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Gildo Mahones (piano) Martin Rivera (bass) Ron Jefferson (drums) Chino Pozo (congas, bongos) Eileen Gilbert (voice -2)
NYC, November 11, 1957
1. 2826Standing On The CornerAtlantic LP 1280
2. 2827My Heart Is So Full Of You-
3. 2828The Most Happy Fella-
4. 2829Don't Cry-
5. 2830Happy To Make Your Acquaintance-
* Atlantic LP 1280   The Jazz Modes - The Most Happy Fella

1958

The Jazz Modes

Julius Watkins (French horn) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Sahib Shihab (baritone sax) Gildo Mahones (piano) Martin Rivera (bass) Jimmy Wormworth (drums)
NYC, November 20, 1958
The OblongAtlantic LP 1306
1-2-3-4-0 In Syncopation-
Mood In Motion-
This 'N That-
* Atlantic LP 1306, SD 1306   The Jazz Modes

1962 (age 41)

Julius Watkins With Billy Byers' Orchestra

Roger "King" Mozian (trumpet) John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Bob Northern, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins (French horn) Jay McAllister (tuba) unknown (flute, woodwinds) Eddie Costa (piano, vibes) George Duvivier (bass) unknown (drums) Ray Barretto (congas) Billy Byers (arranger, conductor) Quincy Jones (producer)
NYC, January, 1962
21147Home (When Shadows Fall)Philips (US) PHM 200-001
21148I'm A Fool To Want You-
21149The Boy Next DoorMercury unissued
21150Mood Indigo-
Roger "King" Mozian (trumpet) John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Bob Northern, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins (French horn) Jay McAllister (tuba) unknown (flute, woodwinds) Eddie Costa (piano, vibes) George Duvivier (bass) unknown (drums) Ray Barretto (congas) Martha Zena Flowers (vocals -2,3) Billy Byers (arranger, conductor) Quincy Jones (producer)
1. 21159September SongPhilips (US) PHM 200-001
2. 21160Nuages (The Bluest Kind Of Blues My Baby Has)-
3. 21161Clair De Lune-
4. 21162Catana, The Young Pleasant Girl-
Roger "King" Mozian (trumpet) John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Bob Northern, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins (French horn) Jay McAllister (tuba) unknown (flute, woodwinds) Eddie Costa (piano, vibes) George Duvivier (bass) unknown (drums) Ray Barretto (congas) Billy Byers (arranger, conductor) Quincy Jones (producer)
21167Speak Low-
21168Temptation-
21169The Boy Next DoorPhilips (US) PHM 200-001, (US) PHM 1
21170Mood IndigoPhilips (US) PHM 200-001
* Philips (US) PHM 200-001, (US) PHS 600-001   Julius Watkins - French Horns For My Lady
* Philips (US) PHM 1   Julius Watkins With Billy Byers' Orchestra (no details)