Louis Hayes Catalog

1960 (age 23)

Louis Hayes  (Vee-Jay VJLP 3010)

Nat Adderley, cornet; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, April 26, 1960
Hazing
Rip De Boom
Teef
I Need You
Back Yard
Sassy Ann
** also issued on Vee-Jay VJSR 3010, NVJ2-906. Vee-Jay VJS 3052; Affinity (E) AFF 120 entitled "Yusef Lateef - Contemplation".

Louis Hayes  (Vee-Jay NVJ2-906)

Nat Adderley, cornet; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.: same session.
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, April 26, 1960
Hazing (take 1)
Rip De Boom (take 1)
Teef (take 1)
I Need You (take 1)
Sassy Ann (take 5)
** reissue of Vee-Jay VJLP 3010 + 5 bonus tracks.

1974 (age 37)

Louis Hayes - Breath Of Life  (Muse MR 5052)

Tex Allen, trumpet, flugelhorn; Gerald Hayes, alto sax; Charles Davis, baritone, soprano sax; Ronnie Mathews, piano; David Williams, bass; Louis Hayes, drums; Toot Monk, congas, misc. percussion.
February 2 & July 26, 1974
Brothers And Sisters
Breath Of Life
Olea
Purely Unintentional
Bongolo
Kong's Dance

1976

Louis Hayes, Junior Cook, Woody Shaw, Ronnie Mathews, Stafford James, Guilherme Franco - Ichi-Ban  (Timeless (Du) SJP 102)

Woody Shaw, trumpet; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Ronnie Mathews, piano; Stafford James, bass; Louis Hayes, drums; Guilherme Franco, percussion.
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, May 5, 1976
Ichi-Ban
Pannonica
Brothers And Sisters
The Moontrane
Book's Bossa
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CD SJP 102, (J) ABCJ-120, (J) CDSOL-6333. Timeless (US) TI 307 entitled "Louis Hayes, Junior Cook Featuring Woody Shaw - Ichi-Ban".

1977 (age 40)

Louis Hayes-Woody Shaw Quintet - Lausanne 1977 - Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Volume 5  (TCB (Swi) TCB 02052)

Woody Shaw, trumpet, flugelhorn; Rene McLean, tenor, soprano sax, flute; Ronnie Mathews, piano; Stafford James, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
"Salle D'Epalinges", Lausanne, Switzerland, February 4, 1977
In Case You Haven't Heard
Moontrane
Contemplation
Jean-Marie
Bilad As Sudan

Louis Hayes - The Real Thing  (Muse MR 5125)

Woody Shaw, trumpet, flugelhorn; Slide Hampton, trombone #4-6; Rene McLean, soprano, alto, tenor sax; Ronnie Mathews, piano; Stafford James, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
CI Recording Studio, NYC, May 20 & 21, 1977
1.St. Peter's Walk
2.Nisha
3.Loose Suite
4.My Gift To You
5.Jack's Tune
6.Marilyn's House
** also issued on 32 Jazz 32119.

1978

The Louis Hayes Group - Variety Is The Spice  (Gryphon Productions, Inc. G-787)

Frank Strozier, alto sax, flute; Harold Mabern, acoustic, electric piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Louis Hayes, drums; Titos Sompa, congas; Portinho, percussion; special guest artist: Leon Thomas, vocals #2,6.
RCA Studios, NYC, October 9-12, 1978
1.Kelly Colors
2.Little Sunflower
3.Stardust
4.What's Goin' On
5.Invitation
6.Nisha
7.My Favorite Things
8.Dance With Me
9.A Hundred Million Miracles
** also issued on Nippon Phonogram (J) RJ-7472.

1989 (age 52)

Louis Hayes Quintet - Light And Lively  (SteepleChase (D) SCS-1245)

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Clint Houston, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
April 21, 1989
Light And Lively
If You Could See Me Now
Enchantment
For The Love Of What
Darian
Blues For Macao
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31245.

Louis Hayes Quintet - Light And Lively  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31245)

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Clint Houston, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.: same session.
April 21, 1989
The 10th Dimention
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS-1245 + 1 bonus track.

Louis Hayes Sextet - The Crawl  (Candid (E) CCD 79045)

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Gary Bartz, alto sax; John Stubblefield, tenor, soprano sax; Mickey Tucker, piano; Clint Houston, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
"Birdland", NYC, October 14, 1989
Escape Velocity
The Crawl
Yesterdays
Run Before The Sun
Autumn In New York
Blues In Five Dimensions
Bushman Song

Louis Hayes Sextet - Una Max  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31263)

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Gerald Hayes, alto sax; John Stubblefield, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Clint Houston, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
December 19, 1989
El Cid
Ibis
You Don't Know What Love Is
Geri
Una Max
Saudade
Ruthie's Heart

1991

Louis Hayes Quintet - Nightfall  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31285)

Eddie Allen, trumpet; Gerald Hayes, alto sax; Larry Willis, piano; Clint Houston, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, January, 1991
Route 88 East
Sun Showers
Nightfall
Marie Antoinette
There's Something About You I Don't Know
Andre
I Waited For You
The Spoiler

1993

Louis Hayes Sextet - Blue Lou  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31340)

Eddie Allen, trumpet; Gerald Hayes, alto sax; Javon Jackson, tenor sax; Ronnie Mathews, piano; Clint Houston, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, April, 1993
Blue Lou
Quiet Fire
Honey Dip
Lament For Love
The Walk
Sweet And Lovely
New Endings
Spur Of The Moment

1994

Louis Hayes & Company - The Super Quartet  (Timeless (Du) CD SJP 424)

Javon Jackson, tenor sax; Kirk Lightsey, piano; Essiet Essiet, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Mu Rec Studio, Milan, Italy, February 7, 1994
Bolivia
The Song Is You
Up Jumped Spring
In Your Own Sweet Way
Chelsea Bridge
Epistrophy
Blue Lou
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum

1996

The Louis Hayes Quintet - Louis At Large  (Sharp Nine Records CD 1003-2)

Riley Mullins, trumpet; Javon Jackson, tenor sax; David Hazeltine, piano; Santi Debriano, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 17, 1996
Check In
Rio
Hen And Hub
My Ship
Teef
Dear Lou
Dream Surreal
My Old Flame
Perambulation

1999 (age 62)

Louis Hayes Quintet - Quintessential Lou  (TCB (Swi) TCB 99652)

Riley Mullins, trumpet; Abraham Burton, tenor sax; Dave Hazeltine, piano; Santi DeBriano, bass; Louis Hayes, drums, leader.
EastSide Sound, NYC, March 25 & 26, 1999
Progress Report
Clarence's Place
Mystified
Tenderly
Decision
Lions Den
Alter Ego
That's The Thing
Our Quiet Place
Interlude

Louis Hayes Quintet - The Candy Man  (TCB (Swi) TCB 20972)

Riley Mullins, trumpet; Abraham Burton, tenor sax; Dave Hazeltine, piano; Santi DeBriano, bass; Louis Hayes, drums, leader.: same personnel.
EastSide Sound, NYC, November 21 & 22, 1999
Pentagon
Pyramid
The Candy Man
Thespian
Ill Wind
Round And About
Raggedy Ann
The Miracle
Second's Best
Safari

2001

Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Legacy Band - Dreamin' Of Cannonball  (TCB (Swi) TCB 21222)

Jeremy Pelt, trumpet; Vincent Herring, alto sax; Rick Germanson, piano; Vicente Archer, bass; Louis Hayes, drums, leader.
LoHo Studios, NYC, May 7 & 8, 2001
What Is This Thing Called Love
The Chant
Dat Dere
I Can't Get Started
Work Song
Naturally
Fiddler On The Roof
The Jive Samba
Scotch And Water
Del Sasser

2006

Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Legacy Band - Maximum Firepower  (Savant SCD 2078)

Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn; Vincent Herring, alto sax; Rick Germanson, piano #1,4,6,8,9; Anthony Wonsey, piano #2,3,5,7,10; Richie Goods, bass; Louis Hayes, drums, leader.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 5 & 28, 2006
1.Jessica's Birthday
2.This Here
3.Lisa
4.Little Boy With Sad Eyes
5.The Two Of Them
6.Sweet Georgia Bright
7.New Delhi
8.Sack O' Woe
9.Autumn Leaves
10.Unit 7

2008 (age 71)

Louis Hayes - The Time Keeper  (18th & Vine 18V 1058)

Abraham Burton, sax; Steve Nelson, vibes #3,4,6,8; Helio Alves, piano; Santi DeBriano, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Showplace Studios, Dover, NJ, May 19 & 20, 2008
1.Check In
2.Alani's World
3.Peace
4.The Preacher
5.It's To You
6.Save Yourself
7.Abellino
8.Double Rainbow
9.Angel Eyes

2010

Louis Hayes Jazz Comunicators - Lou's Idea (sic)  (American Showplace Music ASH2266)

Abraham Burton, sax; Steve Nelson, vibes; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Santi DeBriano, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Showplace Studios, Dover, NJ, April 5-7, 2010
Lou's Idea
Curtain Call
Nothing Better To Do
Say A Little Prayer
Bolivia
Soul Eyes
This Is New
Just Feeling
Same Page
I Have Nothing Better To Do (Extended Version)

2013

Louis Hayes - Return Of The Jazz Communicators  (Smoke Sessions Records SSR-1406)

Abraham Burton, alto sax; Steve Nelson, vibes; David Bryant, piano; Dezron Douglas, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
"Smoke Jazz Club", Broadway, NY, November 16, 2013
Soul-Leo
Shape Shifting
Lush Life (intro)
Lush Life
Groovin' For Nat
It's To You
Without A Song
Simple Pleasure
Vagabond Ron
Portrait Of Jennie
Lou's Idea
Village Greene

Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band - Live At Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club  (Cellar Live (Canadian) CL120513)

Jeremy Pelt, trumpet; Vincent Herring, alto sax; Rick Germanson, piano; Dezron Douglas, acoustic bass; Louis Hayes, drums; with Cory Weeds, tenor sax #7.
"Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club", Vancouver, BC, Canada, December 7 & 8, 2013
1.Exodus
2.Chant
3.Arriving Soon
4.Dat Dere
5.Lisa
6.Naturally
7.Easy To Love
8.Sack Of Woe