Louis Hayes Discography

1960 (age 23)

Louis Hayes Quintet

Nat Adderley, cornet; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, April 26, 1960
HazingVee-Jay VJLP 3010
Rip De Boom-
Teef-
I Need You-
Back Yard-
Sassy Ann-
Hazing (take 1)Vee-Jay NVJ2-906
Rip De Boom (take 1)-
Teef (take 1)-
I Need You (take 1)-
Sassy Ann (take 5)-
* Vee-Jay VJLP 3010, VJSR 3010, NVJ2-906   Louis Hayes
= Vee-Jay VJS 3052; Affinity (E) AFF 120   Yusef Lateef - Contemplation

1974 (age 37)

Louis Hayes Septet

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 SistersMuse MR 5052
Breath Of Life-
Olea-
Purely Unintentional-
Bongolo-
Kong's Dance-
* Muse MR 5052   Louis Hayes - Breath Of Life

1976

Louis Hayes - Junior Cook Sextet

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-BanTimeless (Du) SJP 102
Pannonica-
Brothers And Sisters-
The Moontrane-
Book's Bossa-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 102, CD SJP 102, (J) ABCJ-120, (J) CDSOL-6333   Louis Hayes, Junior Cook, Woody Shaw, Ronnie Mathews, Stafford James, Guilherme Franco - Ichi-Ban
= Timeless (US) TI 307   Louis Hayes, Junior Cook Featuring Woody Shaw - Ichi-Ban

1977 (age 40)

Louis Hayes - Woody Shaw Quintet

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 HeardTCB (Swi) TCB 02052
Moontrane-
Contemplation-
Jean-Marie-
Bilad As Sudan-
* TCB (Swi) TCB 02052   Louis Hayes-Woody Shaw Quintet - Lausanne 1977 - Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Volume 5

Louis Hayes Sextet

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, NYC, May 20 & 21, 1977
1.St. Peter's WalkMuse MR 5125
2.Nisha-
3.Loose Suite-
4.My Gift To You-
5.Jack's Tune-
6.Marilyn's House-
* Muse MR 5125; 32 Jazz 32119   Louis Hayes - The Real Thing

1978

The Louis Hayes Group

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 ColorsGryphon Productions, Inc. G-787
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-
* Gryphon Productions, Inc. G-787; Nippon Phonogram (J) RJ-7472   The Louis Hayes Group - Variety Is The Spice

1989 (age 52)

Louis Hayes Quintet

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Clint Houston, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
April 21, 1989
Light And LivelySteepleChase (D) SCS-1245
If You Could See Me Now-
Enchantment-
The 10th DimentionSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31245
For The Love Of WhatSteepleChase (D) SCS-1245
Darian-
Blues For Macao-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1245, SCCD-31245   Louis Hayes Quintet - Light And Lively

Louis Hayes Sextet

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 VelocityCandid (E) CCD 79045
The Crawl-
Yesterdays-
Run Before The Sun-
Autumn In New York-
Blues In Five Dimensions-
Bushman Song-
* Candid (E) CCD 79045   Louis Hayes Sextet - The Crawl

Louis Hayes Sextet

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Gerald Hayes, alto sax; John Stubblefield, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Clint Houston, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
December 19, 1989
El CidSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31263
Ibis-
You Don't Know What Love Is-
Geri-
Una Max-
Saudade-
Ruthie's Heart-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31263   Louis Hayes Sextet - Una Max

1991

Louis Hayes Quintet

Eddie Allen, trumpet; Gerald Hayes, alto sax; Larry Willis, piano; Clint Houston, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, January, 1991
Route 88 EastSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31285
Sun Showers-
Nightfall-
Marie Antoinette-
There's Something About You I Don't Know-
Andre-
I Waited For You-
The Spoiler-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31285   Louis Hayes Quintet - Nightfall

1993

Louis Hayes Sextet

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 LouSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31340
Quiet Fire-
Honey Dip-
Lament For Love-
The Walk-
Sweet And Lovely-
New Endings-
Spur Of The Moment-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31340   Louis Hayes Sextet - Blue Lou

1994

Louis Hayes & Company

Javon Jackson, tenor sax; Kirk Lightsey, piano; Essiet Essiet, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Mu Rec Studio, Milan, Italy, February 7, 1994
BoliviaTimeless (Du) CD SJP 424
The Song Is You-
Up Jumped Spring-
In Your Own Sweet Way-
Chelsea Bridge-
Epistrophy-
Blue Lou-
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum-
* Timeless (Du) CD SJP 424   Louis Hayes & Company - The Super Quartet

1996

The Louis Hayes Quintet

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 InSharp Nine Records CD 1003-2
Rio-
Hen And Hub-
My Ship-
Teef-
Dear Lou-
Dream Surreal-
My Old Flame-
Perambulation-
* Sharp Nine Records CD 1003-2   The Louis Hayes Quintet - Louis At Large

1999 (age 62)

Louis Hayes Quintet

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 ReportTCB (Swi) TCB 99652
Clarence's Place-
Mystified-
Tenderly-
Decision-
Lions Den-
Alter Ego-
That's The Thing-
Our Quiet Place-
Interlude-
* TCB (Swi) TCB 99652   Louis Hayes Quintet - Quintessential Lou

Louis Hayes Quintet

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
PentagonTCB (Swi) TCB 20972
Pyramid-
The Candy Man-
Thespian-
Ill Wind-
Round And About-
Raggedy Ann-
The Miracle-
Second's Best-
Safari-
* TCB (Swi) TCB 20972   Louis Hayes Quintet - The Candy Man

2001

Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Legacy Band

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 LoveTCB (Swi) TCB 21222
The Chant-
Dat Dere-
I Can't Get Started-
Work Song-
Naturally-
Fiddler On The Roof-
The Jive Samba-
Scotch And Water-
Del Sasser-
* TCB (Swi) TCB 21222   Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Legacy Band - Dreamin' Of Cannonball

2006

Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Legacy Band

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 BirthdaySavant SCD 2078
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-
* Savant SCD 2078   Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Legacy Band - Maximum Firepower

2008 (age 71)

Louis Hayes Jazz Communicators

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 In18th & Vine 18V 1058
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-
* 18th & Vine 18V 1058   Louis Hayes - The Time Keeper

2010

Louis Hayes Jazz Communicators

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

2013

Louis Hayes Jazz Communicators

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-LeoSmoke Sessions Records SSR-1406
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-
* Smoke Sessions Records SSR-1406   Louis Hayes - Return Of The Jazz Communicators

Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Legacy Band

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.ExodusCellar Live (Canadian) CL120513
2.Chant-
3.Arriving Soon-
4.Dat Dere-
5.Lisa-
6.Naturally-
7.Easy To Love-
8.Sack Of Woe-
* Cellar Live (Canadian) CL120513   Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band - Live At Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club