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