Sam Jones Discography

1960 (age 36)

Sam Jones Septet

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 MeanRiverside RLP 12-324; Original Jazz Classics OJC-6008
Just FriendsRiverside RLP 12-324
Deep Blue Cello-
There Is No Greater LoveRiverside RLP 12-324; Original Jazz Classics OJC-6008
* Riverside RLP 12-324, RLP 1172; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1789-2   Sam Jones - The Soul Society
* Original Jazz Classics OJC-6008, OJCCD-6008-2   Sam Jones - Right Down Front - The Riverside Collection

Sam Jones Sextet

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 MembersRiverside RLP 12-324
The Old CountryRiverside RLP 12-324; Original Jazz Classics OJC-6008
"Home"-
So TiredRiverside RLP 12-324
* Riverside RLP 12-324, RLP 1172; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1789-2   Sam Jones - The Soul Society
* Original Jazz Classics OJC-6008, OJCCD-6008-2   Sam Jones - Right Down Front - The Riverside Collection

1961

Sam Jones Plus 10

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 ChantRiverside RLP 358
2.FourRiverside RLP 358; Original Jazz Classics OJC-6008
3.Blues On DownRiverside RLP 358; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-6008-2
4.Sonny BoyRiverside RLP 358
5.In Walked Ray-
6.Blue BirdRiverside RLP 358; Original Jazz Classics OJC-6008
7.Over The RainbowRiverside RLP 358; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-6008-2
8.Off-ColorRiverside RLP 358
* Riverside RLP 358, RLP 9358; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1839-2   Sam Jones Plus 10 - The Chant
* Original Jazz Classics OJC-6008, OJCCD-6008-2   Sam Jones - Right Down Front - The Riverside Collection

1962

Sam Jones & Co.

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 7Riverside R-45477, RLP 432; Original Jazz Classics OJC-6008
2.Come Rain Or Come ShineRiverside RLP 432; Original Jazz Classics OJC-6008
3.'Round Midnight-
4."O.P."Riverside RLP 432
5.ThumbstringRiverside R-45477, RLP 432
6.Down HomeRiverside RLP 432
7.Strollin'-
8.Falling In Love With Love-
* Riverside RLP 432, RLP 9432; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1864-2   Sam Jones & Co. - Down Home
* Original Jazz Classics OJC-6008, OJCCD-6008-2   Sam Jones - Right Down Front - The Riverside Collection
* Riverside R-45477   Sam Jones - Unit 7 / Thumbstring

1974 (age 50)

Sam Jones Trio With Masaya Katsura String Quartet

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 AmosEast Wind (J) EW-7010
2.Holy Land-
3.Seven Minds-
4.I Didn't Know What Time It Was-
5.Miss, Morgan-
6.Le Maestro-
* East Wind (J) EW-7010, EW-8010   Sam Jones - Seven Minds

1976

Sam Jones Quintet

Charles McPherson, alto sax; Barry Harris, piano; Sam Jones, cello; David Williams, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
NYC, January 5, 1976
In Walked RayXanadu 129
Old Folks-
Scorpio-
Easy To Love-
Midnight Waltz-
Angel In The Night-
Au Privave-
* Xanadu 129   Sam Jones - Cello Again

1977

Sam Jones Sextet

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Slide Hampton, trombone; Bob Berg, sax; Cedar Walton, keyboards; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
CI Recording, NYC, September 13, 1977
Every Man Is A KingMuse MR 5149
For All We Know-
Blue Silver-
Something In Common-
Bolivia-
Seven Minds-
* Muse MR 5149; 32 Jazz 32217   Sam Jones - Something In Common

Sam Jones Sextet

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Slide Hampton, trombone; Bob Berg, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.
NYC, September 14, 1977
StablematesXanadu 150
Miss Morgan-
Laverne Walk-
Trane Changes-
Sam's Things-
Blue's-
* Xanadu 150   Sam Jones - Changes And Things

1978

Sam Jones Quintet

Terumasa Hino, cornet; Bob Berg, tenor sax; Ronnie Mathews, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Al Foster, drums.
March 20, 1978
OccurrenceSteepleChase (D) SCS-1097
Visitation-
Jean Marie-
Before You-
My Funny Valentine-
Del Sasser-
Before You (take 1)SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31097
My Funny Valentine (take 2)-
Visitation (take 1)-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1097, SCCD-31097   Sam Jones Quintet - Visitation

1979

Sam Jones Trio

Kenny Barron, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
RPM Sound Studios, NYC, January 3, 1979
Rhythm-a-ningInterplay IP-7720
Lily-
Seascape-
Tragic Magic-
The Hymn Of Scorpio-
Bittersuite-
* Interplay IP-7720   Sam Jones Trio - The Bassist!
= Discovery DS-861   Sam Jones - The Bassist!

Sam Jones 12 Piece Band

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 SevenInterplay IP-7726
Stella By Starlight-
Tropical Delight-
Antigua-
Tender Touch-
* Interplay IP-7726   Sam Jones 12 Piece Band - Something New