Sam Jones Catalog

1960 (age 36)

Sam Jones - The Soul Society  (Riverside RLP 12-324)

Nat Adderley, cornet; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Charles Davis, baritone sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Sam Jones, cello; Keter Betts, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, March 8, 1960
Some Kinda Mean
Just Friends
Deep Blue Cello
There Is No Greater Love
Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Charles Davis, baritone sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, March 10, 1960
All Members
The Old Country
"Home"
So Tired
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1172; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1789-2.

1961

Sam Jones Plus 10 - The Chant  (Riverside RLP 358)

Nat Adderley, cornet; Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Melba Liston, trombone; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, alto sax; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Tate Houston, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano #4,6,7; Victor Feldman, piano #1-3,5,8, vibes #4-7; Les Spann, guitar #1-3,8; Keter Betts, guitar #4-7; Sam Jones, bass #1-3,8, cello #4-7; Louis Hayes, drums.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, January 13 & 26, 1961
1.The Chant
2.Four
3.Blues On Down
4.Sonny Boy
5.In Walked Ray
6.Blue Bird
7.Over The Rainbow
8.Off-Color
** also issued on Riverside RS 9358; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1839-2.

1962

Sam Jones & Co. - Down Home  (Riverside RLP 432)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet #1,2,5,7; Snooky Young, trumpet #1,5; Clark Terry, trumpet #2,7; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone #1,2,5,7; Les Spann, flute #3,4,8; Frank Strozier, alto sax #1,2,5,7, flute #6; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax #1,2,5,7; Pat Patrick, baritone sax, flute #1,2,5,7; Joe Zawinul, piano #1,3-6,8; Wynton Kelly, piano #2,7; Ron Carter, bass #2,6,7; Israel Crosby, bass #3,4,8; Sam Jones, bass #1,2,5,7, cello #3,4,6,8; Ben Riley, drums #1,2,5-7; Vernel Fournier, drums #3,4,8; Ernie Wilkins, arranger, conductor.
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, June 25 & August 16, 1962
1.Unit 7
2.Come Rain Or Come Shine
3.'Round Midnight
4."O.P."
5.Thumbstring
6.Down Home
7.Strollin'
8.Falling In Love With Love
** also issued on Riverside RS 9432; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1864-2.

1974 (age 50)

Sam Jones - Seven Minds  (East Wind (J) EW-7010)

Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; added Masaya Katsura String Quartet, #2,4,6.
Victor Studio, Tokyo, Japan, December 21, 1974
1.Blues For Amos
2.Holy Land
3.Seven Minds
4.I Didn't Know What Time It Was
5.Miss, Morgan
6.Le Maestro
** also issued on East Wind (J) EW-8010.

1976

Sam Jones - Cello Again  (Xanadu 129)

Charles McPherson, alto sax; Barry Harris, piano; Sam Jones, cello; David Williams, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
NYC, January 5, 1976
In Walked Ray
Old Folks
Scorpio
Easy To Love
Midnight Waltz
Angel In The Night
Au Privave

1977

Sam Jones - Something In Common  (Muse MR 5149)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Slide Hampton, trombone; Bob Berg, sax; Cedar Walton, keyboards; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
CI Recording Studio, NYC, September 13, 1977
Every Man Is A King
For All We Know
Blue Silver
Something In Common
Bolivia
Seven Minds
** also issued on 32 Jazz 32217.

Sam Jones - Changes And Things  (Xanadu 150)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Slide Hampton, trombone; Bob Berg, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
NYC, September 14, 1977
Stablemates
Miss Morgan
Laverne Walk
Trane Changes
Sam's Things
Blue's

1978

Sam Jones Quintet - Visitation  (SteepleChase (D) SCS-1097)

Terumasa Hino, cornet; Bob Berg, tenor sax; Ronnie Mathews, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Al Foster, drums.
March 20, 1978
Occurrence
Visitation
Jean Marie
Before You
My Funny Valentine
Del Sasser
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31097.

Sam Jones Quintet - Visitation  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31097)

Terumasa Hino, cornet; Bob Berg, tenor sax; Ronnie Mathews, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Al Foster, drums.: same session.
March 20, 1978
Before You (take 1)
My Funny Valentine (take 2)
Visitation (take 1)
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS-1097 + 3 bonus tracks.

1979

Sam Jones Trio - The Bassist!  (Interplay IP-7720)

Kenny Barron, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
RPM Sound Studios, NYC, January 3, 1979
Rhythm-a-ning
Lily
Seascape
Tragic Magic
The Hymn Of Scorpio
Bittersuite
** also issued on Discovery DS-861 entitled "The Bassist!".

Sam Jones 12 Piece Band - Something New  (Interplay IP-7726)

Spanky Davis, John Eckert, Richard Williams, trumpet; Sam Burtis, Dick Griffin, trombone; Ronnie Cuber, Bob Mintzer, Harold Vick, Pete Yellin, reeds; Fred Hersch, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, June 4, 1979
Unit Seven
Stella By Starlight
Tropical Delight
Antigua
Tender Touch