Sonny Criss Discography

1946 (age 19)

Howard McGhee And His Orchestra

Howard McGhee, Gerald Wilson, trumpet; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Teddy Edwards, James King, tenor sax; Jimmy Bunn, piano; Charles Mingus, bass; Roy Porter, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, spring 1946

KFI-23333Sweet PotatoMelodisc M-1001; IAJRC 25
KRI-23337Hoggin'Melodisc M-1002; IAJRC 25
KFI-23345Blues A La King-
FKI-26610Night MistMelodisc M-1001; IAJRC 25

* IAJRC 25   Various Artists - Modern Trumpet Leaders
* Melodisc M-1001   Howard McGhee - Sweet Potato / Night Mist
* Melodisc M-1002   Howard McGhee - Hoggin' / Blues A La King

Ernie Lewis All Stars

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Wardell Gray, tenor sax; unknown, piano; Ernie Lewis, guitar; Vernon Alley, bass; Roy Porter, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, summer 1946

Vernon Alley's BluesPacific 610
Hit That Jive Jack-

* Pacific 610   Ernie Lewis - Vernon Alley's Blues / Hit That Jive Jack

1947 (age 20)

Howard McGhee Sextet

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Hampton Hawes, piano; Addison Farmer, bass; Roy Porter, drums.

"Hi-De-Ho Club", Los Angeles, CA, circa March, 1947

OrnithologyJazz Showcase JS 5005
The Man I Love-

* Jazz Showcase JS 5005   Sonny Criss, Howard McGhee, Dodo Marmarosa - California Boppin'

Billy Eckstine And His Octet

Ray Linn, trumpet; Gerald Vlentine, trombone; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Warren Bracken, piano; unknown, guitar; Shifty Henry, bass; Tim Kennedy, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal, valve trombone.

Los Angeles, CA, April 21, 1947

NSC257All Of MeNational 9041; EmArcy MG-36010; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 1127
NSC258Where Are YouEmArcy MG-36030; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 1127
NSC259Prelude To A KissEmArcy MG-36010; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 1127
NSC260She's Got The Blues For SaleNational 9041; EmArcy MG-26025, MG-36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC261What's NewNational 9096; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 1127
NSC262Serenade In BlueNational 9132; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC263In My SolitudeNational 9086; EmArcy MG-36010; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC264Sophisticated LadyNational 9049; EmArcy MG-36010; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214

* EmArcy MG-36010   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear
* Regent MG 6052   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love
* Savoy SJL 1127   Billy Eckstine Sings
* EmArcy MG-36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG-36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mister B. And The Band: The Savoy Sessions
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* EmArcy MG-26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9041   Billy Eckstine - All Of Me / She's Got The Blues For Sale
* National 9096   Billy Eckstine - What's New / There Are Such Things
* National 9132   Billy Eckstine - Cool Breeze / Serenade In Blue
* National 9086   Billy Eckstine - Solitude / I Do, Do You
* National 9049   Billy Eckstine - The Jitney Man / Sophisticated Lady

Billy Eckstine Nonet

Ray Linn, trumpet; Gerald Vlentine, trombone; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Warren Bracken, piano; unknown, guitar; Shifty Henry, bass; Tim Kennedy, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal, valve trombone.: same personnel.

Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 1947

I Surrender, DearSavoy SJL 1127
Memories Of You-
Our Love-
There Are Such Things-
Say It Isn't So-
I Do, Do You-
Blues-

* Savoy SJL 1127   Billy Eckstine Sings

Gene Norman's Just Jazz Concerts

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Dodo Marmarosa, piano; Red Callender, bass; Jackie Mills, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, circa April 27, 1947

BopModern unissued
Donna Lee (as Scratch)Crown CLP 5008

* Crown CLP 5008   The Modern Jazz Stars - Jazz Surprise

Gene Norman's Just Jazz Concerts

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Dodo Marmarosa, piano; Red Callender, bass; Jackie Mills, drums.

"Civic Auditorium", Pasadena, CA, April 29, 1947

MM910Groovin' High Part 1Modern 20-639, LMP 1202; Crown CLP 5056, CLP 5415; Vogue (E) EPV 1002, VJT 3003; Spotlite (E) SPJ 134
MM911Groovin' High Part 2-
MM1003Hot House Part 1Modern 20-694, LMP 1202; Crown CLP 5292; Vogue (E) VJT 3003; Spotlite (E) SPJ 134
MM1004Hot House Part 2-

* Modern LMP 1202; Crown CLP 5002, CLP 5284   Stan Getz - Groovin' High
= United US 7709   Stan Getz - Groovin' With Getz
* Crown CLP 5056   Various Artists - Jazz Confidential
* Crown CLP 5415, CST 415   Stan Getz - Erroll Garner - Sonny Criss - Buddy Collette
* Vogue (E) VJT 3003   Gene Norman's Just Jazz Concerts
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 134   Wardell Gray - Stan Hasselgard
* Crown CLP 5292, CST 292, CLP 5408, CST 408   Sonny Criss - Gerald Wiggins - Erroll Garner - Stan Getz
* Vogue (E) EPV 1002   Gene Norman's Just Jazz
* Modern 20-639; Vogue (E) V 2021; Jazz Selection (F) JS 569   Gene Norman's Just Jazz - Groovin' High Parts 1 & 2
* Modern 20-694; Vogue (E) V 2022; Jazz Selection (F) JS 635   Gene Norman's Just Jazz - Hot House Parts 1 & 2

The Bopland Boys

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Trummy Young, trombone; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Hampton Hawes, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; possibly Leroy Gray, bass; Ken Kennedy, drums.

"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947

BOP3The Hunt Part 1 (as Rock' N' Shoals)Bop 104; Savoy XP 8100, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP4The Hunt Part 2 (as Rock' N' Shoals)-
BOP5The Hunt Part 3 (as Rock' N' Shoals)Bop 105; Savoy XP 8100, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP6The Hunt Part 4 (as Rock' N' Shoals)-
BOP7The Hunt Part 5 (as Rock' N' Shoals)Bop 101; Savoy XP 8115, MG 9027, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP8The Hunt Part 6 (as Rock' N' Shoals)-
BOP9The Hunt Part 7 (as Rock' N' Shoals)Bop 102; Savoy XP 8115, MG 9027, MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP10The Hunt Part 8 (as Rock' N' Shoals)-

same session.

BOP15Bopera Part 1 (as Disorder At The Border)Bop 107; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP16Bopera Part 2 (as Disorder At The Border)-
BOP17Bopera Part 3 (as Disorder At The Border)Bop 108; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP18Bopera Part 4 (as Disorder At The Border)-
BOP19Bopera Part 5 (as Disorder At The Border)Bop 109; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222
BOP20Bopera Part 6 (as Disorder At The Border)-
BOP21Bopera Part 7 (as Disorder At The Border)Bop 110; Savoy MG 12012, SJL 2222

* Savoy MG 12012   Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray - Jazz Concert - West Coast
* Savoy SJL 2222   Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray - The Hunt
* Savoy MG 9027   Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Session Vol. 2
* Savoy XP 8100   Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Session Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8115   Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Session Vol. 2
* Bop 104   Howard McGhee - The Hunt Part 1 / Sonny Criss - The Hunt Part 2
* Bop 105   Barney Kessel - The Hunt Part 3 / Trummy Young - The Hunt Part 4
* Bop 101   Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray - The Hunt Part 5 / The Hunt Part 6
* Bop 102   Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray - The Hunt Part 7 / The Hunt Part 8
* Bop 107   Trummy Young - Bopera Part 1 / Wardell Gray - Bopera Part 2
* Bop 108   Howard McGhee - Bopera Part 3 / Sonny Criss - Bopera Part 4
* Bop 109   Dexter Gordon - Bopera Part 5 / Barney Kessel - Bopera Part 6
* Bop 110   Hampton Hawes - Bopera Part 7 / Wild Bill Moore - Unfinished Bopera

Al Killian And His Orchestra

Al Killian, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Russ Freeman, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Harry Babasin, bass; Ken Kennedy, drums.

"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947

BOP30Backbreaker Part 1Savoy MG 9031, SJL 2215
BOP31Backbreaker Part 2-
BOP32Backbreaker Part 3-
BOP33Backbreaker Part 4-
BOP34Backbreaker Part 5-
BOP35Backbreaker Part 6-

* Savoy SJL 2215   Various Artists - Black California: The Savoy Sessions
* Savoy MG 9031   Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Session Vol. 3

The Bopland Boys

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Trummy Young, trombone; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Hampton Hawes, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Red Callender, bass; Roy Porter, drums.

"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947

BOP36Bopland Part 1 (as Byas-A-Drink)Savoy 962, MG 9020, SJL 2222
BOP37Bopland Part 2 (as Byas-A-Drink)-
BOP38Bopland Part 3 (as Byas-A-Drink)Savoy 963, MG 9020, SJL 2222
BOP39Bopland Part 4 (as Byas-A-Drink)-
BOP40Bopland Part 5 (as Byas-A-Drink)Savoy 964, MG 9020, SJL 2222
BOP41Bopland Part 6 (as Byas-A-Drink)-
BOP42Jeronimo Part 1 (as Cherrykoke) (as Cherokee)Bop 111; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP43Jeronimo Part 2 (as Cherrykoke) (as Cherokee)-
BOP44Jeronimo Part 3 (as Cherrykoke) (as Cherokee)Bop 112; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP45Jeronimo Part 4 (as Cherrykoke) (as Cherokee)-
BOP46Jeronimo Part 5 (as Cherrykoke) (as Cherokee)Bop 113; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP47Jeronimo Part 6 (as Cherrykoke) (as Cherokee)-
BOP48Jeronimo Part 7 (as Cherrykoke) (as Cherokee)Bop 114; Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2222
BOP49Jeronimo Part 8 (as Cherrykoke) (as Cherokee)-

* Savoy SJL 2222   Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray - The Hunt
* Regent MG 6049; Savoy MG 12196   Various Artists - Jazz Concert West Coast
* Savoy MG 9020   Various Artists - Hollywood Jazz Session Vol. 1
* Savoy 962   The Bopland Boys - Bopland Parts 1 & 2
* Savoy 963   The Bopland Boys - Bopland Parts 3 & 4
* Savoy 964   The Bopland Boys - Bopland Parts 5 & 6
* Bop 111   Trummy Young - Jeronimo Part 1 / Barney Kessel - Jeronimo Part 2
* Bop 112   Barney Kessel, Sonny Criss - Jeronimo Part 3 / Sonny Criss - Jeronimo Part 4
* Bop 113   Dexter Gordon - Jeronimo Part 5 / Jeronimo Part 6
* Bop 114   Dexter Gordon - Jeronimo Part 7 / Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray - Jeronimo Part 8

Al Killian And His Orchestra

Al Killian, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Russ Freeman, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Harry Babasin, bass; Ken Kennedy, drums.

"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947

BOP50Blow Blow Blow Part 1Regent MG 6049; Savoy SJL 2242
BOP51Blow Blow Blow Part 2-
BOP52Blow Blow Blow Part 3-
BOP53Blow Blow Blow Part 4-

* Regent MG 6049; Savoy MG 12196   Various Artists - Jazz Concert West Coast
* Savoy SJL 2242   Various Artists - Black California Vol. 2-Anthology

The Bopland Boys

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Trummy Young, trombone; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Hampton Hawes, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Red Callender, bass; Roy Porter, drums.

"Elks Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, July 6, 1947

BOP54Bop After Hours Part 1 (as After Hours Bop)Bop 115; Savoy SJL 2211
BOP55Bop After Hours Part 2 (as After Hours Bop)-
BOP56Bop After Hours Part 3 (as After Hours Bop)Bop 116; Savoy SJL 2211
BOP57Bop After Hours Part 4 (as After Hours Bop)-
BOP58Bop After Hours Part 5 (as After Hours Bop)Bop 117; Savoy SJL 2211
BOP59Bop After Hours Part 6 (as After Hours Bop)-

* Savoy SJL 2211   Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter: The Savoy Sessions
* Bop 115   Trummy Young - Bop After Hours Part 1 / Barney Kessel - Bop After Hours Part 2
* Bop 116   Dexter Gordon - Bop After Hours Part 3 / Howard McGhee - Bop After Hours Part 4
* Bop 117   Hampton Hawes - Bop After Hours Part 5 / Sonny Criss - Bop After Hours Part 6

Sonny Criss Sextet

Al Killian, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Charles Fox, piano; Shifty Henry, bass; Tim Kennedy, drums.

Portland, OR, October 17, 1947

Blue LouJazz Showcase JS 5005; Xanadu 200
The CreepXanadu 200
Out Of Nowhere-
Semi-QuietJazz Showcase JS 5005; Xanadu 200
Blue 'N' BoogieXanadu 200

* Jazz Showcase JS 5005   Sonny Criss, Howard McGhee, Dodo Marmarosa - California Boppin'
* Xanadu 200   The Sonny Criss Memorial Album

1949

Flip Phillips And His Orchestra

John D'Agostino, Buddy Morrow, Tommy Turk, Kai Winding, trombone; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Mickey Crane, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.

NYC or Los Angeles, CA, February 11 or September 26, 1949

2538 | 288-4Swingin' For Julie And Brownie (aka Put That Back)Mercury 8907, 8929; Clef MGC-693
2539 | 289Blow, Flip, BlowClef unissued
2540 | 290-4By The Lazy RiverMercury 8929, MGC-109; Clef MGC-693
2541 | 291Untitled OriginalClef unissued
Swingin' For Julie And Brownie (alternate take)Verve 314 521 661-2
Flip's Idea-

* Clef MGC-693; Verve MGV-8077   Flip Phillips And His Orchestra Featuring Howard McGhee, Benny Green - Flip
* Verve 314 521 661-2   Various Artists - The Jazz Scene
* Mercury MGC-109; Clef MGC-109   Flip Phillips Collates
* Mercury 8907, 8907x45; Clef 8907, 8907x45   Flip Phillips - Put That Back / Drowsy
* Mercury 8929, 8929x45; Clef 8929, 8929x45   Flip Phillips - Swingin' For Julie And Brownie / By The Lazy River

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Fats Navarro, trumpet; Tommy Turk, trombone; Sonny Criss, Charlie Parker, alto sax; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Hank Jones, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.

"Carnegie Hall", NYC, February 11 or November 2, 1949

Norman Granz IntroductionPablo PACD-5311-2
Leap Here-
(Back Home Again In) Indiana-
Lover Come Back To Me-

Fats Navarro, trumpet; Tommy Turk, trombone; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Hank Jones, piano; Ray Brown, bass; unknown, drums.

PerdidoClef unissued
How High The Moon-

* Pablo PACD-5311-2   J.A.T.P. At Carnegie Hall 1949

Sonny Criss And His Orchestra

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Hampton Hawes, piano; Iggy Shevack, bass; Chuck Thompson, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 1949

272-6ColidadMercury 8910, MGC-122; Norgran MGN-1065
273-4TornadeMercury 8915, MGC-122; Norgran MGN-1065
274-1The First OneMercury 8910, MGC-122; Norgran MGN-1065
275-3Blues For The BoppersMercury 8915, MGC-122; Norgran MGN-1065

* Norgran MGN-1065; Verve MGV-8155   Tommy Turk And His Orchestra, Sonny Criss And His Orchestra, The Six - An Evening Of Jazz
* Mercury MGC-122; Clef MGC-122   Sonny Criss-Tommy Turk Collates
* Mercury 8910, 8910x45; Clef 8910, 8910x45   Sonny Criss - Colidad / The First One
* Mercury 8915, 8915x45; Clef 8915, 8915x45   Sonny Criss - Tornade / Blues For The Boppers

1950

Sonny Criss Septet

Clark Terry, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Jimmy Bunn, piano; Billy Hadnott, bass; Chuck Thompson, drums; Damita Jo, vocal.

"Hula Hut Club", Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1950

I Can't Give You Anything But LoveXanadu 200

* Xanadu 200   The Sonny Criss Memorial Album

Wardell Gray All Stars

Clark Terry, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Dexter Gordon, tenor sax #1,2; Jimmy Bunn, piano; Billy Hadnot, bass; Chuck Thompson, drums.

"Hula Hut Club", Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1950

1. (1231)Jazz On Sunset Parts 1 & 2 (as Move)Prestige 778, PRLP 128, PRLP 7009, P-24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-051-2
2. (1232)Jazz On Sunset Parts 3 & 4 (as Move)Prestige 779, PRLP 128, PRLP 7009, P-24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-051-2
3. (1233)Kiddo Parts 1 & 2 (as Scrapple From The Apple)Prestige 759, PRLP 128, PRLP 7009, P-24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-051-2
4. (1234)Kiddo Parts 3 & 4 (as Scrapple From The Apple)Prestige 760, PRLP 128, PRLP 7009, P-24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-051-2

* Prestige PRLP 7009; Original Jazz Classics OJC-051   Wardell Gray Memorial Volume Two
= Prestige PR 7343, PRST 7343   Wardell Gray Memorial Album
* Prestige P-24062   Wardell Gray - Central Avenue
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-051-2   Wardell Gray Memorial Volume Two
* Prestige PRLP 128   Jazz Concert With Wardell Gray All Stars
* Prestige 778   Wardell Gray - Jazz On Sunset Parts 1 & 2
* Prestige 779   Wardell Gray - Jazz On Sunset Parts 3 & 4
* Prestige 759   Wardell Gray - Kiddo Parts 1 & 2
* Prestige 760   Wardell Gray - Kiddo Parts 3 & 4

1951

Sonny Criss Septet At JATP

Joe Newman, trumpet; Bennie Green, trombone; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, tenor sax; Bobby Tucker, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

"Shrine Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, October 12, 1951

Intermission RiffPablo 2310-929
How High The Moon-
Perdido-
Body And Soul-
High Jump-

* Pablo 2310-929; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-961-2   Sonny Criss - Intermission Riff

1952

The Harry Babasin Octet

Chet Baker, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Wardell Gray, Dave Pell, tenor sax; Jerry Mandell, piano; Harry Babasin, cello, leader; Bob Whitlock, bass; Lawrence Marable, drums.

"Trade Winds", Inglewood, CA, March 24, 1952

Out Of NowhereJam Session No. 103

* Jam Session No. 103   Various Artists - The West Coast Jam Sessions

Billy Hadnott Sextet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Ruddy Pits, vibes; Ernie Freeman, piano; Oscar Moore, guitar; Billy Hadnott, bass; Budy Reed, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, April 26, 1952

Ooh ChinaFederal 12084
My Ideal-
Limehouse BluesFederal 12096
Junk Wagon-

* Federal 12084   Billy Hadnott And His Orchestra
* Federal 12096   Billy Hadnott And His Orchestra

The Harry Babasin All Stars

Chet Baker, trumpet; Sonny Criss, Charlie Parker, alto sax; Al Haig, piano #1,2,4; Russ Freeman, piano #3; Harry Babasin, bass, leader; Lawrence Marable, drums.

"Trade Winds", Inglewood, CA, June 16, 1952

1.The SquirrelJazz Chronicles JCS-102
2.Irresistible You (as They Didn't Believe Me)-
3.Indiana; Donna Lee (as Indiana)-
4.Liza-

* Jazz Chronicles JCS-102   Harry Babasin, Sonny Criss, Chet Baker, Charlie Parker, Al Haig, Laurance Marable - Inglewood Jam 6-16-52
= Jazz Showcase JS 5007   Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Sonny Criss - On The Coast
= Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-407, FSR-CD 359   Charlie Parker, Chet Baker - Bird And Chet: Inglewood Jam: Live At The Trade Winds 16 June 1952

Al Haig Inglewood Jam

Chet Baker, trumpet; Al Haig, piano; Dave Bryant, bass; Larry Bunker, drums; with Sonny Criss, alto sax; Jack Montrose, tenor sax #1,2; added Ted Ottison, trumpet #3.

"Trade Winds", Inglewood, CA, August 4, 1952

1.There'll Never Be Another YouXanadu 206
2.How High The Moon-
3.Sweet Georgia Brown-

* Xanadu 206   Al Haig - Live In Hollywood

Sonny Criss Inglewood Jam

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Gil Barrios, piano; Dave Bryant, bass; Billy Snyder, drums.

"Trade Winds", Inglewood, CA, September 4, 1952

Strike Up The BandXanadu 200

* Xanadu 200   The Sonny Criss Memorial Album

1955

Buddy Rich Quintet

Harry Edison, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; John Simmons, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955

2454-1Sonny And SweetsNorgran MGN-1052; Verve V6-8778
2455-1The Two MothersNorgran MGN-1052
2456-1A Smooth OneNorgran MGN-1078
2457-3Broadway-

* Norgran MGN-1052; Verve MGV-8142   The Swinging Buddy Rich
* Verve V6-8778   Buddy Rich - Super Rich
* Norgran MGN-1078; Verve MGV-8168   The Wailing Buddy Rich

1956

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Bill Woodson, bass; Chuck Thompson, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 1956

IM-981Easy LivingImperial LP-9006, LP-9205
IM-982Criss CrossImperial LP-9006
IM-983Willow Weep For MeImperial 5694, LP-9006, LP-9205
IM-984Alabamy BoundImperial LP-9006, LP-9205

* Imperial LP-9006   Sonny Criss - Jazz U.S.A.
* Imperial LP-9205, LP-12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross
* Imperial 5694   Sonny Criss - Willow Weep For Me / West Coast Blues

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Bill Woodson, bass; Chuck Thompson, drums.: same personnel.

Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 1956

IM-1012Something's Gotta GiveImperial LP-9006, LP-9205
IM-1013These Foolish ThingsImperial LP-9006
IM-1014West Coast BluesImperial 5694, LP-9006
IM-1015Blue FridayImperial LP-9006

* Imperial LP-9006   Sonny Criss - Jazz U.S.A.
* Imperial LP-9205, LP-12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross
* Imperial 5694   Sonny Criss - Willow Weep For Me / West Coast Blues

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Bill Woodson, bass; Chuck Thompson, drums.: same personnel.

Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 1956

IM-1034More Than You KnowImperial LP-9006, LP-9205
IM-1035Sunday-
IM-1036Sweet Georgia Brown-
IM-1037Ham's BluesImperial LP-9006

* Imperial LP-9006   Sonny Criss - Jazz U.S.A.
* Imperial LP-9205, LP-12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Lawrence Marable, drums.

Master Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July 10, 1956

IM-1084SummertimeImperial LP-9020
IM-1085Memories Of You-
IM-1086Wailin' With Joe-
IM-1087How Deep Is The Ocean-
IM-1088The Blues For Rose-
IM-1089The Man I LoveImperial LP-9020, LP-9205

* Imperial LP-9020   Sonny Criss - Go Man!
* Imperial LP-9205, LP-12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Lawrence Marable, drums.: same personnel.

Master Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July 31, 1956

IM-1090Until The Real Thing Comes AlongImperial LP-9020
IM-1091Blue PreludeImperial LP-9020, LP-9205
IM-1092After You've GoneImperial LP-9020
IM-1093Come Rain Or Come ShineImperial LP-9020, LP-9205
IM-1094How High The MoonImperial LP-9020
IM-1095If I Had You-

* Imperial LP-9020   Sonny Criss - Go Man!
* Imperial LP-9205, LP-12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Larry Bunker, vibes; Sonny Clark, piano; Buddy Clark, bass; Lawrence Marable, drums.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1956

IM-1101What Is This Thing Called LoveImperial LP-9024
IM-1102Night And Day-
IM-1103Love For SaleImperial LP-9024, LP-9205
IM-1104Just One Of Those ThingsImperial LP-9024
IM-1105Anything Goes-
IM-1106I Get A Kick Out Of YouImperial LP-9024, LP-9205

* Imperial LP-9024   Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter
* Imperial LP-9205, LP-12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Larry Bunker, vibes; Sonny Clark, piano; Buddy Clark, bass; Lawrence Marable, drums.: same personnel.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 3, 1956

IM-1155Easy To LoveImperial LP-9024
IM-1156It's All Right With Me-
IM-1157I Love You-
IM-1158In The Still Of The Night-

* Imperial LP-9024   Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter

1957 (age 30)

The Sonny Criss Quartet / Terry Morel

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Hampton Hawes, piano; Buddy Woodson, bass; Chuck Thompson, drums; Johnny Mercer, host.

KABC-TV, Stars Of Jazz #73. 1957-#47, November 25, 1957

Easy Livin'Calliope CAL 3024; Vantage (J) NLP-5005
Willow Weep For Me-

same session.

Wailing For Joe-
BluesVantage (J) NLP-5005

* Calliope CAL 3024   Sonny Criss, Calvin Jackson - Sessions, Live
* Vantage (J) NLP-5005   Art Pepper, Sonny Criss, Bud Shank - The Altoman

Roy Porter Quintet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Roy Porter, organ; Buddy Woodson, bass; Al Bartee, drums; Richard Washington, bongos.

Los Angeles, CA, 1957

Wow!Debonair 1821, 1822
Got A Funny Feelin'-
Minor Moods-
Love You-

* Debonair 1821, 1822   Roy Porter Quintet

1958

Buddy Rich Quintet

Ole Hansen, trombone; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Phil Leshin, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.

"Birdland", NYC, November 7, 1958

FourSpotlite (E) SPJ 149
In A Prescribed Manner-

* Spotlite (E) SPJ 149   Buddy Rich - The Cinch

Buddy Rich Quintet

Ole Hansen, trombone #1,2; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Phil Leshin, bass; Buddy Rich, drums.

"Birdland", NYC, November 8, 1958

1.The CinchSpotlite (E) SPJ 149
2.I Don't Wanna Be Kissed-
3.Our Delight-

* Spotlite (E) SPJ 149   Buddy Rich - The Cinch

1959

Sonny Criss Quintet

Ole Hansen, trombone #3,5-7; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Walter Perkins, drums.

Chicago, IL, March, 1959

1. 6004Sweet LorrainePeacock PLP 91
2. 6005I Got It Bad-
3.Indiana-
4.You Don't Know What Love Is-
5.Sylvia-
6.Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise-
7.Butt's Delight-

* Peacock PLP 91   Sonny Criss At The Crossroads
= Impulse! IA-9337/2   Sonny Criss/Kenny Dorham - The Dedication Series Vol. I: The Bopmasters

1962

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Henri Renaud, piano; Michel Gaudry, bass; Philippe Combelle, drums.

Paris, France, October 10, 1962

Mighty LowPolydor (F) 27 004, (F) 2445 034; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
Don't Blame Me-
Black Coffee-
We'll Be Together Again-

* Polydor (F) 27 004   Sonny Criss Quartet
* Polydor (F) 2445 034   Sonny Criss - Blues Pour Flirter Vol. 2
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2   Sonny Criss In Paris

1963

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Georges Arvanitas, piano, organ; Rene Thomas, guitar; Pierre Michelot, bass; Philippe Combelle, drums.

Paris, France, April 22, 1963

Once In A WhileBrunswick (F) 87 519; Polydor (F) 2445 034; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
Day Dream-
Blues Pour FlirterPolydor (F) 27 049, (F) 2445 034; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
Blues Pour Flirter No. 2Polydor (F) 27 049; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2

* Brunswick (F) 87 519   Sonny Criss - Mr. Blues Pour Flirter
* Polydor (F) 2445 034   Sonny Criss - Blues Pour Flirter Vol. 2
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2   Sonny Criss In Paris
* Polydor (F) 27 049   Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Georges Arvanitas, piano, organ; Rene Thomas, guitar; Pierre Michelot, bass; Philippe Combelle, drums.: same personnel.

Paris, France, April 23, 1963

Don't Get Around Much AnymoreBrunswick (F) 87 519; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
Early And Later Part 1Polydor (F) 27 049; Brunswick (F) 87 519; Polydor (F) 2445 034; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
Early And Later Part 2-
St. Louis BluesBrunswick (F) 87 519; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2

* Brunswick (F) 87 519   Sonny Criss - Mr. Blues Pour Flirter
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2   Sonny Criss In Paris
* Polydor (F) 27 049   Sonny Criss Quintet
* Polydor (F) 2445 034   Sonny Criss - Blues Pour Flirter Vol. 2

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Georges Arvanitas, piano, organ; Pierre Michelot, bass; Philippe Combelle, drums.

Paris, France, April 25, 1963

This Can't Be LoveBrunswick (F) 87 519; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
On Green Dolphin Street-
God Bless The ChildBrunswick (F) 87 519; Polydor (F) 2445 034; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2
These Foolish ThingsBrunswick (F) 87 519

* Brunswick (F) 87 519   Sonny Criss - Mr. Blues Pour Flirter
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR Box 2   Sonny Criss In Paris
* Polydor (F) 2445 034   Sonny Criss - Blues Pour Flirter Vol. 2

Lou Rawls With Onzy Matthews Orchestra

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Onzy Matthews, piano, arranger, conductor; Lou Rawls, vocal; Onzy Matthews Orchestra.

Los Angeles, CA, July-August, 1963

Tobacco RoadCapitol T/ST-2042
Cotton Fields-
Rockin' Chair-
Stormy Weather-
Ol' Man River-
Blues For A Four String Guitar-
St. Louis Blues-
Georgia On My Mind-
Sentimental Journey-
Summertime-

* Capitol T/ST-2042   Lou Rawls - Tobacco Road

1964

Onzy Matthews Orchestra

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Onzy Matthews, piano, arranger, conductor; Onzy Matthews Orchestra.

Los Angeles, CA, circa 1964

Mexicali BrassCapitol T/ST-2479
You'll Know The First Time-
Lilies Of The Field-
Moon River-
Play Me Some Blues-
White Gardenia-
Ballad For Orchetra-
Blues For The Reverend-
I Left My Heart In San Francisco-
Ray On Blues-

* Capitol T/ST-2479   Onzy Matthews - Sounds For The '60's!

1965

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax #1-4, soprano sax #5; Hampton Hawes, piano; Clarence Johnson, bass; Frank Butler, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, June 15, 1965

1.Saturday MorningXanadu 200
2.When Sunny Gets Blue-
3.The Masquerade Is Over-
4.What's New-
5.Ursula-

* Xanadu 200   The Sonny Criss Memorial Album

1966

Esther Phillips With Onzy Matthews' Orchestra

Bill J. Clark, Melvin Moore, Robert H. Rolfe, James Dalton Smith, trumpet; Louis Blackburn, Richard Leith, Peter T. Meyers, Roland E. Meyers, trombone; Gabriel Baltazar, Sonny Criss, alto sax; Louis Dean Ciotti, Ira Schulman, tenor sax; Jay Migliori, baritone sax; Rodgers Grant, piano; Francois Vaz, guitar; Victor Venegas, bass; Charles G. Harris, drums; Esther Phillips, vocal; Onzy Matthews, arranger, director.

Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 5-7, 1966

10936 | 10963C.C. RiderAtlantic SD 1680
10937 | 10964Cherry Red-
10938 | 10965Confessin' The Blues-
10939 | 10966I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright-

* Atlantic SD 1680   Esther Phillips - Confessin' The Blues

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Walter Davis, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 21, 1966

Black CoffeePrestige PR 7511
Days Of Wine And Roses-
When Sunny Gets Blue-
GreasyPrestige 45-435, PR 7511
Sunrise, Sunset-
Steve's BluesPrestige PR 7511
Skylark-
Love For SaleOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-430-2

* Prestige PR 7511, PRST 7511; Original Jazz Classics OJC-430, OJCCD-430-2   Sonny Criss - This Is Criss!
* Prestige 45-435   Sonny Criss - Greasy / Sunrise, Sunset

Esther Phillips With Onzy Matthews' Orchestra

Melvin Moore, Al Porcino, Robert H. Rolfe, Ray Triscari, trumpet; Louis Blackburn, Richard Leith, Peter T. Meyers, Roland E. Meyers, trombone; Sonny Criss, Jackie Kelso, alto sax; Louis Dean Ciotti, Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Jay Migliori, baritone sax; Rodgers Grant, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Victor Venegas, bass; Charles G. Harris, drums; Esther Phillips, vocal; Onzy Matthews, arranger, director.

United Recording, Los Angeles, CA, October 24, 1966

11054Rocks In My Bedunissued
11055In The EveningAtlantic SD 1680
11056Romance In The Dark-
11057I Wonder-

* Atlantic SD 1680   Esther Phillips - Confessin' The Blues

1967 (age 40)

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Walter Davis, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 23, 1967

A Million Or More TimesPrestige PRST 7526
Wee-
God Bless The Child-
On A Clear DayPrestige PRST 7526, PRST 7742
Blues In The ClosetPrestige PRST 7526
Smile-
All The Things You AreOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-1022-2

* Prestige PRST 7526; Original Jazz Classics OJC-655, OJCCD-655-2   Portrait Of Sonny Criss
* Prestige PRST 7742   The Best Of Sonny Criss - Hits Of The '60's
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1022-2   Sonny Criss - Rockin' In Rhythm

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Lenny McBrowne, drums.

NYC, August 18, 1967

Up, Up And AwayPrestige PRST 7530, PRST 7742
Willow Weep For MePrestige PRST 7530
This Is For Benny-
SunnyPrestige PRST 7530, PRST 7742
Scrapple From The ApplePrestige PRST 7530
Paris Blues-

* Prestige PRST 7530; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-982-2   Sonny Criss - Up, Up And Away
* Prestige PRST 7742   The Best Of Sonny Criss - Hits Of The '60's

1968

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.

NYC, January 12, 1968

The Beat Goes OnPrestige PRST 7558, PRST 7742
Georgia RosePrestige PRST 7558
Somewhere My Love-
Calidad-
Yesterdays-
Ode To Billy JoePrestige PRST 7558, PRST 7742

* Prestige PRST 7558; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1051-2   Sonny Criss - The Beat Goes On!
* Prestige PRST 7742   The Best Of Sonny Criss - Hits Of The '60's

The Sonny Criss Orchestra

Conte Candoli, trumpet; Dick Nash, trombone; Ray Draper, tuba; David Sherr, alto sax; Sonny Criss, alto, soprano sax; Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Pete Christlieb, baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Everett Brown Jr., drums; Horace Tapscott, arranger, conductor.

Los Angeles, CA, May 8, 1968

Sonny's DreamPrestige PRST 7576
Ballad For Samuel-
The Black Apostles-
The Golden Pearl-
Daughter Of Cochise-
Sandy And Niles-
The Golden Pearl (alternate)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-707-2
Sonny's Dream (alternate)-

* Prestige PRST 7576; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-707-2   The Sonny Criss Orchestra - Sonny's Dream (Birth Of The New Cool)

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Eddie Green, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Alan Dawson, drums.

NYC, July 2, 1968

Eleanor RigbyPrestige 45-703, PRST 7610, PRST 7742
When The Sun Comes OutPrestige PRST 7610
Sonnymoon For Two-
Rockin' In RhythmPrestige 45-703, PRST 7610
Misty RosesPrestige PRST 7610
The Masquerade Is Over-

* Prestige PRST 7610; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1022-2   Sonny Criss - Rockin' In Rhythm
* Prestige PRST 7742   The Best Of Sonny Criss - Hits Of The '60's
* Prestige 45-703   Sonny Criss - Eleanor Rigby / Rockin' In Rhythm

1969

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Hampton Hawes, piano; Monty Budwig, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.

RCA Studios, Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 1969

Don't Rain On My ParadePrestige PRST 7628
Blue Sunset-
I Thought About You-
California Screamin'-
Cry Me A River-
I'll Catch The Sun-

* Prestige PRST 7628; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-811-2   Sonny Criss - I'll Catch The Sun!

1970

The Hampton Hawes All-Stars

Harry Edison, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Teddy Edwards, tenor sax #5; Hampton Hawes, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Bobby Thompson, drums; Big Joe Turner, vocal #3,4.

"Memory Lane", Los Angeles, CA, January, 1970

1.Memory Lane BluesJAS JAS-4005
2.Blues For J.L.-
3.Feelin' Happy-
4.Shake, Rattle And Roll-
5.Teddy's Blues-

* JAS JAS-4005   The Hampton Hawes All-Stars - Memory Lane Live - From The T.V. Series "Jazz On Stage"

1971

Pasadena Jazz Party

Harry Edison, trumpet #1,2; Clark Terry, trumpet, vocal #3,4; Carl Fontana, trombone #1; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Flip Phillips, tenor sax #1; Jimmy Rowles, piano #1,2; Ross Tompkins, piano #3,4; Herb Ellis, guitar #1,2; Monty Budwig, bass #1,3,4; Montgomery Phillips, bass #2; John Guerin, drums #1; Jake Hanna, drums #2; Donald Bailey, drums #3,4; Joe Williams, vocal #2.

"University Club", Pasadena, CA, November 20, 1971

1.Medley: Someone To Watch Over Me; Wollow Weep For Me; Easter Parade; Body And SoulBAJC 510 511
2.Rocks In My Bed-
3.Art Blakey's Theme-
4.My Gal-

* BAJC 510 511   Sonny Criss - Proceedings Of The Blue Angel Jazz Club: The Complete 1971 Pasadena Jazz Party

1974

Sonny Criss With Georges Arvanitas Trio

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Georges Arvanitas, piano; Jacki Samson, bass; Charles Saudrais, drums.

Bologna, Italy, January 28, 1974

Tin Tin DeoFresh Sound (Sp) FSR-401
Lover Man-
Sonny's Blues-
Summertime-
Willow Weep For Me-
Sunny-
Hootie BluesFresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 67
Untitled Blues-

* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-401   Sonny Criss With Georges Arvanitas Trio Live In Italy
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-CD 67   Sonny Criss With Georges Arvanitas Trio Live In Italy

1975

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Dolo Coker, piano; Ray Crawford, guitar; Larry Gales, bass; Jimmy Smith, drums.

Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 1975

The Isle Of CeliaMuse MR 5068
Blues In My Heart-
This Is For Benny-
All Night Long-
Crisscraft-
Blues In My Heart (alternate take)Muse MCD 6015

* Muse MR 5068, MCD 6015; 32 Jazz 32049   Sonny Criss - Crisscraft

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Barry Harris, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Lenny McBrowne, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, March 1, 1975

Angel EyesXanadu 105
Tin Tin Deo-
Jeannie's Knees-
Saturday Morning-
My Heart Stood Still-
Until The Real Thing Comes Along-

* Xanadu 105   Sonny Criss - Saturday Morning

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Dolo Coker, piano; Larry Gales, bass; Jimmie Smith, drums.

Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 1975

All The Things You AreMuse MR 5089
The Dreamer-
El Tiante-
My Ideal-
Out Of Nowhere-
Brother, Can You Spare A Dime-
The First One-
All The Things You Are (alternate take)Muse MCD 6015

* Muse MR 5089, MCD 5089; 32 Jazz 32028   Sonny Criss - Out Of Nowhere
* Muse MCD 6015   Sonny Criss - Crisscraft

Sonny Criss

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Clarence McDonald, keyboards #1,5,6; Sonny Burke, keyboards #2-4,7; Lee Ritenour, guitar #1,5,6; Dennis Budimir, guitar #2-4,7; Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin, guitar #3,5-7; Scott Edwards, bass #1,5,6; Chuck Domanico, bass #2-4,7; James Gadson, drums; Eddie "Bongo" Brown, percussion; + String section: Charles Veal, concertmaster; Marcia Van Dyke, Winterton Garvey, Harris Goldman, Janice Gower, William Henderson, Karen Jones, Carl LaMagna, Kenneth Yerke, violin; David Campbell, Rollice Dale, Pamela Goldsmith, Paul Polivnick, viola; Ronald Cooper, Dennis Karmazyn, David Speltz, cello; Richard Feves, Susan Ranney, acoustic bass; Dorothy Ashby, harp; + Horn section: Bud Brisbois, Charles Findley, Paul Hubinon, trumpet, flugelhorn; George Bohanon, trombone; Lew McCreary, bass trombone; Vincent DeRosa, French horn; Buddy Collette, tenor sax, flute; Bill Green, bass sax, flute.

ABC Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1975-1976

1.Cool Struttin'Impulse! ASD-9312
2.The Way We Were-
3.That's The Way Of The World-
4.Bumpin'Impulse! IMP-31004, ASD-9312
5.Sweet Summer BreezeImpulse! IMP-31007, ASD-9312
6.MemoriesImpulse! IMP-31004, ASD-9312
7.Blues For WillieImpulse! IMP-31007, ASD-9312

* Impulse! ASD-9312, (J) MVCZ-80   Sonny Criss - Warm & Sonny
* Impulse! IMP-31004   Sonny Criss - Bumpin' / Memories
* Impulse! IMP-31007   Sonny Criss - Sweet Summer Breeze / Blues For Willie

1976

Sonny Criss

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Patrice Rushen, electric piano; Mitch Holder, Lee Ritenour, guitar; Chuck Domanico, bass; James Gadson, drums; Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Esmond Edwards, percussion; + String section: Charles Veal Jr., concertmaster; Arnold Belnick, Marcia Van Dyke, Harris Goldman, Haim Shtrum, Dorothy Wade, Kenneth Yerke, violin; Dennyse Buffum, Rollice Dale, Pamela Goldsmith, viola; Ronald Cooper, Raymond J. Kelley, cello.

ABC Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA;
The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, 1976

You've Lost That Lovin' FeelingImpulse! AS-9326

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Bill King, electric piano; Mitch Holder, Lee Ritenour, guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; Esmond Edwards, percussion; + Horn section: Oscar Brashear, trumpet; George R. Bohanon, Garnett Brown, Raymond M. Jackson, trombone; George Bryan Thatcher, bass trombone; Barbara E. Korn, Alan Robinson, Robert L. Watt, French horn; Ernest J. Watts, tenor sax.

Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing-

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Bill King, piano; Mitch Holder, Lee Ritenour, guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; + String section: Charles Veal Jr., concertmaster; Arnold Belnick, Marcia Van Dyke, Harris Goldman, Haim Shtrum, Dorothy Wade, Kenneth Yerke, violin; Dennyse Buffum, Rollice Dale, Pamela Goldsmith, viola; Ronald Cooper, Raymond J. Kelley, cello.

You Are So Beautiful-

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Bill King, electric piano; Lee Ritenour, guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; Esmond Edwards, percussion; + Horn section: Oscar Brashear, trumpet; George R. Bohanon, Garnett Brown, Raymond M. Jackson, trombone; George Bryan Thatcher, bass trombone; Barbara E. Korn, Alan Robinson, Robert L. Watt, French horn; Ernest J. Watts, tenor sax.

Turn Me Loose-

Richard "Blue" Mitchell, trumpet; Sonny Criss, alto sax; Patrice Rushen, electric piano; Lee Ritenour, guitar; Chuck Domanico, acoustic bass; James Gadson, drums; Eddie "Bongo" Brown, conga drums; + String section: Charles Veal Jr., concertmaster; Arnold Belnick, Marcia Van Dyke, Harris Goldman, Haim Shtrum, Dorothy Wade, Kenneth Yerke, violin; Dennyse Buffum, Rollice Dale, Pamela Goldsmith, viola; Ronald Cooper, Raymond J. Kelley, cello.

Stolen Moments-

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Sonny Burke, piano; McKinley T. Jackson, Clavinet; Mitch Holder, guitar; Henry E. Davis, bass; James Gadson, drums; Eddie "Bongo" Brown, conga drums; Esmond Edwards, percussion; Viola Jackson, vocal; + Horn section: Oscar Brashear, trumpet; George R. Bohanon, Garnett Brown, Raymond M. Jackson, trombone; George Bryan Thatcher, bass trombone; Barbara E. Korn, Alan Robinson, Robert L. Watt, French horn; Ernest J. Watts, tenor sax.

Have A Talk With God-

Sonny Criss, alto sax; Bill King, piano; Lee Ritenour, guitar; Scott Edwards, bass; James Gadson, drums; Esmond Edwards, percussion; + String section: Charles Veal Jr., concertmaster; Arnold Belnick, Marcia Van Dyke, Harris Goldman, Haim Shtrum, Dorothy Wade, Kenneth Yerke, violin; Dennyse Buffum, Rollice Dale, Pamela Goldsmith, viola; Ronald Cooper, Raymond J. Kelley, cello.

Midnight Mellow-

* Impulse! AS-9326, (J) MVCZ-81   Sonny Criss - The Joy Of Sax