Rita Reys Discography

1953 (age 29)

Rita Reys With Lars Gullin Kvartett

Lars Gullin, baritone, alto sax; Gunnar Svensson, piano; Simon Brehm, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Stockholm, Sweden, March 2, 1953
FG507'Deed I DoArtist (Swd) B 3095
FG508Over The Rainbow-
FG509Lullaby In RhythmArtist (Swd) B 3097
FG510He's Funny That Way-
* Artist (Swd) B 3095   Rita Reys - 'Deed I Do / Over The Rainbow
* Artist (Swd) B 3097   Rita Reys - Lullaby In Rhythm / He's Funny That Way

Rita Reys With Ove Linds Sextet

Ove Lind, clarinet; Bo Kallstrom, vibes; Hasse Eriksson, piano; Rolf Berg, guitar; Gunnar Almstedt, bass; Jack Noren, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Stockholm, Sweden, September 24, 1953
FG534AThere's A Small HotelArtist (Swd) B 3131
FG535AExactly Like You-
* Artist (Swd) B 3131   Rita Reys - There's A Small Hotel / Exactly Like You

1955 (age 31)

Rita Reys With The Wessel Ilcken Combo

Dick Bezemer, trombone; Toon Van Vliet, tenor sax; Gerard Van Rooyen, piano; Chris Bender, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, January 17, 1955
My Funny ValentinePhilips (Du) P 17415 H, 318 058 PF, P 10078 R, B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120, (Du) 6677 043, 6678 018
* Philips (Du) B 08006 L   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo
= Columbia CL 903   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 6677 043   Various Artists - Jazz Behind The Dikes
* Philips (Du) 6678 018   The Rita Reys Collection
* Philips (Du) P 10078 R   Various Artists - Jazz Behind The Dikes
* Philips (E) BBR 8120   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 318 058 PF   Rita Reys - My Funny Valentine / Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
* Philips (Du) P 17415 H   Rita Reys - My Funny Valentine / Wessel Ilcken - A Dandy Line

Rita Reys With The Wessel Ilcken Combo

Gerard Van Rooyen, trumpet; Toon Van Vliet, tenor sax; Rob Madna, piano; Dick Bezemer, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, August 16, 1955
I Should CarePhilips (Du) 422 051 PE, B 08006 L, B 08000 L
There'll Never Be Another YouPhilips (Du) 422 051 PE, B 08006 L, B 08000 L, 6677 043, 6678 018
* Philips (Du) B 08006 L   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo
= Columbia CL 903   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) B 08000 L   Various Artists - Jazz Behind The Dikes No. 2
* Philips (Du) 6677 043   Various Artists - Jazz Behind The Dikes
* Philips (Du) 6678 018   The Rita Reys Collection
* Philips (Du) 422 051 PE   The Wessel Ilcken Combo With Rita Reys - Wailing For Weelink

1956

Rita Reys With The Wessel Ilcken Combo

Ack Van Rooyen, trumpet; Herman Schoonderwalt, baritone sax; Rob Madna, piano; Dick Bezemer, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, February 16, 1956
Gone With The WindPhilips (Du) 422 080 PE, B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120, (Du) 6678 018
It's All Right With Me-
But Not For MePhilips (Du) B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120
same session.
Moonlight In VermontPhilips (Du) 422 080 PE
Ill Wind-
* Philips (Du) B 08006 L   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo
= Columbia CL 903   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 6678 018   The Rita Reys Collection
* Philips (E) BBR 8120   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 422 080 PE   Rita Reys With The Wessel Ilcken Combo

Rita Reys With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
NYC, May 3, 1956
CO56022Taking A Chance On LovePhilips (Du) P 17633 H, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L
CO56023That Old Black MagicPhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120
CO56024You'd Be So Nice To Come Home ToPhilips (Du) P 17633 H, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120, (Du) 6678 018
CO56025I Cried For YouPhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, (F) 422.349 BE, (Du) B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120
* Philips (Du) B 08006 L   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo
= Columbia CL 903   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 6678 018   The Rita Reys Collection
* Philips (E) BBR 8120   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (F) 422.349 BE   Rita Reys Avec Les Jazz Messengers
* Philips (Du) 422 259 PE   Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers
* Philips (Du) P 17633 H   Rita Reys - Taking A Chance On Love / You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Rita Reys With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Ira Sullivan, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
NYC, June 25, 1956
CO56230My One And Only LovePhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, B 08006 L, (E) BBR 8120
CO56231Spring Will Be A Little Late This YearPhilips (Du) 422 259 PE, B 08006 L
* Philips (Du) B 08006 L   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo
= Columbia CL 903   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (E) BBR 8120   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 422 259 PE   Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers

1957

Rita Reys With Tom Dissevelt And His Orchestra

Wim Kat, mellophone; Joop Elders, Ko Helaar, flute; Karel Reys, alto sax; Benny Behr, Lucien Grignard, Sem Nijveen, Guus Valten, violin; Heinz Hermann, viola; Jan Olivier, cello; Pim Jacobs, piano; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals; Tom Dissevelt, arranger, conductor.
Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, March 25, 1957
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The MostPhilips (Du) 318 058 PF, 422 144 PE, P 08010 L
Star EyesPhilips (Du) 422 144 PE, P 08010 L
Old Devil MoonPhilips (Du) 422 145 PE, P 08010 L
Falling In Love With Love-
Keepin' Myself For You-
The Song Is YouPhilips (Du) 422 145 PE, P 08010 L, 6678 018
* Philips (Du) P 08010 L; Universal (J) UCCM-9045   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys No. 2
= Epic LN 3522   Her Name Is Rita Reys
= Philips (Du) 6440 051   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 6678 018   The Rita Reys Collection
* Philips (Du) 422 144 PE   Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 422 145 PE   Rita Reys - The Song Is I
* Philips (Du) 318 058 PF   Rita Reys - My Funny Valentine / Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

Rita Reys With Jan Corduwener And His Orchestra

unknown, trumpet; unknown, trombone; unknown, French horn; Joop Elders, unknown, flute; Paul Van Amstel, Benny Behr, Lex Cachet, Maup Cohen, Lucien Grignard, Piet Kelfkens, Guus Valten, violin; Lo Van Broekhoven, Heinz Hermann, viola; Pim Jacobs, piano; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Wessel Ilcken, drums; Rita Reys, vocals; Jan Corduwener, arranger, conductor; and others.
Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands, March 26 & 27, 1957
Only A Moment AgoPhilips (Du) 422 144 PE, P 08010 L
He's My Guy-
There Is No Greater LovePhilips (Du) 422 146 PE, P 08010 L
Please Be Kind-
Where Are You-
They Didn't Believe Me-
* Philips (Du) P 08010 L; Universal (J) UCCM-9045   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys No. 2
= Epic LN 3522   Her Name Is Rita Reys
= Philips (Du) 6440 051   The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 422 144 PE   Rita Reys
* Philips (Du) 422 146 PE   Rita Reys - no details

Rita Reys

Rita Reys, vocals; accompanied by Mat Mathews, accordion; Harry Lookofsky, viole d'amour; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; Mat Mathews, arranger.
NYC, May, 1957
You Stepped Out Of A DreamDawn DLP 1125; Philips (Du) 422 444 PE, 6678 018
It's Mine After AllDawn DLP 1125; Philips (Du) 422 444 PE
When The Blues Come On-
All Of You-
Mary RoseSeeco unissued
How High The Moon-
* Dawn DLP 1125   Rita Reys, Sylvia Pierce, Peggy Serra - New Voices
* Philips (Du) 6678 018   The Rita Reys Collection
* Philips (Du) 422 444 PE   Rita Reys - no details

1979 (age 55)

Rita Reys

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Pim Jacobs, piano; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Peter Ypma, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
NYC, 1979
Too Marvelous For WordsColumbia 83981
Fly Me To The Moon-
Poor Butterfly-
My Foolish Heart-
Mr. Wonderful-
That Old Feeling-
Over The Rainbow-
Remember-
Everything Happens To Me-
Isn't It Romantic-
The Touch Of Your Lips-
* Columbia 83981   Rita Reys - That Old Feeling

1990 (age 66)

Rita Reys

Bernard Berkhout, clarinet; Frits Landesbergen, vibes, arranger; Pim Jacobs, piano; Wim Overgaauw, guitar; Ruud Jacobs, bass; Peter Ypma, drums; Rita Reys, vocals.
Studio 44, Monster, Netherlands, mid 1990
I Thought About YouBlue Note (Du) CDP 7 95443 2
That's All-
I'm Old Fashioned-
The Way You Look Tonight-
Lover Man-
Just In Time-
Cheek To Cheek-
My Romance-
Just One Of Those Things-
Skylark-
Just Friends-
So Many Stars-
Do I Love You-
* Blue Note (Du) CDP 7 95443 2   Rita Reys - Swing And Sweet