Stanley Cowell Catalog

1969 (age 28)

Stanley Cowell - Blues For The Viet Cong  (Polydor (E) 583 740)

Stanley Cowell, piano, electric piano; Steve Novosel, bass; Jimmy Hopps, drums.
Polydor Studios, London, England, June 5 & 6, 1969
Departure
Sweet Song
The Shuttle
You Took Advantage Of Me
Blues For The Viet Cong
Wedding March
Photon In A Paper World
Travellin' Man
** also issued on Freedom (E) FLP 40119, FLP 41032; Arista Freedom AL 1032. Black Lion (G) BLCD 760178 entitled "Travellin' Man".

Stanley Cowell - Brilliant Circles  (Freedom (E) FLP 40104)

Woody Shaw, trumpet, maracas; Tyrone Washington, tenor sax, flute, clarinet, maracas; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Stanley Cowell, piano; Reggie Workman, bass, electric bass; Joe Chambers, drums.
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, September 25, 1969
Brilliant Circles (take 3)
Earthly Heavens
Boo Ann's Grand
Bobby's Tune
** also issued on Freedom (E) FLP 41009; Arista Freedom AL 1009; Black Lion (G) BLCD 760204.

Stanley Cowell - Brilliant Circles  (Black Lion (G) BLCD 760204)

Woody Shaw, trumpet, maracas; Tyrone Washington, tenor sax, flute, clarinet, maracas; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Stanley Cowell, piano; Reggie Workman, bass, electric bass; Joe Chambers, drums.: same session.
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, September 25, 1969
Musical Prayers
Brilliant Circles (take 2)
** reissue of Freedom (E) FLP 40104 + 2 bonus tracks.

1972 (age 31)

Stanley Cowell Trio - Illusion Suite  (ECM (G) ECM 1026)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Stanley Clarke, bass; Jimmy Hopps, drums.
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, November 29, 1972
Maimoun
Ibn Mukhtarr Mustapha
Cal Massey
Miss Viki
Emil Danenberg
Astral Spiritual

1973

Stanley Cowell - Musa - Ancestral Streams  (Strata-East SES-19743)

Stanley Cowell, piano, electric piano, African thumb piano.
Minot Sound, White Plains, NY, December 10 & 11, 1973
Abscretions
Equipoise
Prayer For Peace
Emil Danenberg
Maimoun
Travelin' Man
Departure No. 1
Departure No. 2
Sweet Song
** also issued on Strata-East (J) SECD 9028; Bomba Records (J) BOM542.

1974

Stanley Cowell, Dave Burrell - Questions/Answers  (Trio (J) PA-7089)

Dave Burrell, Stanley Cowell, piano.
Iino Hall, Tokyo, Japan, midnight, December 1, 1974
Questions
Answers / Epilog
** also issued on Art Union (J) ABCJ-310.

1975

Stanley Cowell - Regeneration  (Strata-East SES-19765)

Stanley Cowell, synthesizer, piano; Jerry Venable, acoustic guitar; Billy Higgins, snare drum, ride cymbal; Aleke Kanonu, bass drum; Ed Blackwell, waterdrum; Glenda Barnes, Charles Fowlkes, vocals.
Minot Sound, White Plains, NY, April 27, 1975
Trying To Find A Way
Stanley Cowell, kora; Bill Lee, bass; Billy Higgins, gembhre; Nadi Quamar, mama-lekimbe, percussion.
The Gembhre
Marion Brown, wooden fife; Ed Blackwell, parade drum; Billy Higgins, snare drum; Aleke Kanonu, bass drum.
Shimmy Shewobble
Psyche Wanzandae, harmonica; Stanley Cowell, piano.
Parlour Blues
Psyche Wanzandae, flute; Jimmy Heath, soprano sax; Stanley Cowell, kora; Bill Lee, acoustic bass; Charles Fowlkes, electric bass; Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins, miscellaneous percussion; Aleke Kanonu, Ibo Chanting; John Stubblefield, zuna; Kareema, vocals.
Thank You My People
Jimmy Heath, flute; Marion Brown, wooden flute; Stanley Cowell, mbira; Bill Lee, acoustic bass; Billy Higgins, miscellaneous percussion; Nadi Quamar, mama-lekimbe; Charles Fowlkes, Kareema, vocals.
Travelin' Man
Jimmy Heath, alto flute; Nadi Quamar, Madagascan harp; Stanley Cowell, kora; Bill Lee, acoustic bass; Billy Higgins, gembhre; Charles Fowlkes, Kareema, vocals.
Lullabye

1977

Stanley Cowell - Waiting For The Moment  (Galaxy GXY-5104)

Stanley Cowell, solo piano.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, July 6-8, 1977
Ragtime (From "The Afro-American Suite Of Evolution")
same session.
Boogie Woogie (From "The Afro-American Suite Of Evolution")
same session.
Parisian Thoroughfare
same session.
'Round Midnight
Stanley Cowell, solo African thumb piano.
Spanish Dancers
Stanley Cowell, Yamaha electric grand, Fender Rhodes electric piano, piano, ARP Odyssey synthesizer, handclaps, Hohner Clavinet.
Sienna: Welcome, My Darling
Stanley Cowell, piano, ARP Odyssey synthesizer, Hohner Clavinet, Yamaha electric grand, African thumb piano.
Sienna: Waiting For The Moment
Stanley Cowell, Yamaha electric grand, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano.
Coup De Grass
Stanley Cowell, piano, Yamaha electric grand.
Today, What A Beautiful Day

Stanley Cowell - Talkin' 'Bout Love  (Galaxy GXY-5111)

Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Stanley Cowell, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Yamaha electric piano, Minimoog synthesizer, Serge Tcherepnin Modular synthesizer, thumb piano; Clifford Coulter, guitar; Keith Hatchel, electric bass; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums; Kenneth Nash, percussion; Loretta Devine, Charles B. Fowlkes Jr., vocals.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, 1977
The Stoker (Instrumental)
I Am Waiting
If You Let Me
What Do I Do
The Stoker (Vocal)
Talkin' 'Bout Love
(Let Me Love You) Let Me Be Me
Here I Am

1978

Stanley Cowell - Equipoise  (Galaxy GXY-5125)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, November 28-30, 1978
Equipoise
Lady Blue
Musa And Maimoun
Dr. Jackle
November Mood
Dave's Chant

Stanley Cowell - New World  (Galaxy GXY-5131)

Eddie Henderson, trumpet, electric trumpet, flugelhorn; Julian Priester, alto, tenor, bass trombone; Pat Patrick, piccolo, flute, clarinet, tenor sax; Nate Rubin, violin; Terry Adams, cello; Stanley Cowell, acoustic, electric piano, prepared piano, kalimba, Hammond organ, orchestra chimes, occasional backing vocals; Cecil McBee, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; Kenneth Nash, percussion; Lovejoy: Linda Mandolph, Robert Mandolph, vocals; Judy Lacey, vocals.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, November, 1978
Come Sunday
Ask Him
Island Of Haitoo
I'm Tryin' To Find A Way
El Space-O
Sienna: Welcome To This New World

1983 (age 42)

Stanley Cowell, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart - Such Great Friends  (Strata-East (G) SECD 9004)

Billy Harper, tenor sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
A-1 Sound Studios, NYC, July 7, 1983
Sweet Song
Destiny Is Yours
Layla Joy
East Harlem Nostalgia
** also issued on Bellaphon (G) 660-51-008.

1985

Stanley Cowell - Live At Cafe Des Copains  (Unisson Records (Canadian) DDA-1004)

Stanley Cowell, piano.
"Cafe Des Copains", Toronto, ON, Canada, June 26, 1985
Waltz For Debbie
Evidence
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Joy Spring
Love For Sale
My One And Only Love
Equipoise
You Took Advantage Of Me

1987

Stanley Cowell, Frederick Waits, Buster Williams - We Three  (DIW (J) DIW-8017)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Frederick Waits, drums.
Big Box 901 Studio, Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 1987
Deceptacon
Winter Reflections
Enya-J
Sienna: Welcome My Darling
Sendai Sendoff
Air Dancing
My Little Sharif
** also issued on DIW (J) DIW-807, DIW-5005.

Stanley Cowell, Frederick Waits, Buster Williams - We Three  (DIW (J) DIW-807)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Frederick Waits, drums.: same session.
Big Box 901 Studio, Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 1987
Christina
Winter Reflections (alternate take)
** reissue of DIW (J) DIW-8017 + 2 bonus tracks.

1989

Stanley Cowell Trio - Sienna  (SteepleChase (D) SCS-1253)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Ron McClure, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
July, 1989
Cal Massey
I Think It's Time To Say Goodbye Again
Evidence
Sylvia's Place
Sienna
'Dis Place
Celia
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31253.

Stanley Cowell Trio - Sienna  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31253)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Ron McClure, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.: same session.
July, 1989
I Concentrate On You
Sweet Song
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS-1253 + 2 bonus tracks.

Stanley Cowell - Back To The Beautiful  (Concord Jazz CCD-4398)

Steve Coleman, alto, soprano sax #5,6; Stanley Cowell, piano; Santi W. Debriano, bass #1-9; Joe Chambers, drums #1-9.
Pennylane Studios, NYC, July, 1989
1.Theme For Ernie
2.Wail
3.It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
4.But Beautiful
5.Sylvia's Place
6.Come Sunday
7.Carnegie Six
8.St. Croix
9.Prayer For Peace
10.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

1990

Stanley Cowell Trio - Departure #2  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31275)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
March, 1990
Departure #2
Voices All
Photon In A Paper World
Just One Of Those Things
Little Sunny
Placido
Relaxin' At Camarillo
Splintered Ice
Prelude To A Kiss
Setup

Stanley Cowell - Live At Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Five  (Concord Jazz CCD-4431)

Stanley Cowell, piano.
"Maybeck Recital Hall", Berkeley, CA, June, 1990
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Stompin' At The Savoy
I Am Waiting
Nefertiti
Jitterbug Waltz
Stella By Starlight
I'll Remember April
Lament
Out Of This World
Django
Big Foot
Little Sunny
Autumn Leaves
Cal Massey

Stanley Cowell Trio - Close To You Alone  (DIW (J) DIW-6003)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Ronnie Burrage, drums.
Big Box 901 Studio, Tokyo, Japan, August 2, 1990
"D" Bass-IC Blues
Endless Flight
Close To You Alone
Equipoise
Celestial Mood
Serenity
Stella By Starlight
** also issued on DIW (J) DIW-603.

1991 (age 50)

Stanley Cowell Trio - Games  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31293)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Cheyney Thomas, bass; Wardell Thomas, drums.
August, 1991
Sienna, Welsome To This New World
Games
New Picture
Today, What A Beautiful Day
Four In One
Orientale
Four Harmonizations Of The Blues
From The Rivers Of Our Fathers
Inner Urge

1993

Stanley Cowell Trio - Bright Passion  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31328)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Cheyney Thomas, bass; Wardell Thomas, drums.
April, 1993
Brilliant Circles
Bright Passion
Dave's Chant #2
Round About Midnight
La Danse
I'll Always Love You, My Brother
Piano Concerto No. 1: Tribute To Tatum
Piano Concerto No. 1: Serenity
Piano Concerto No. 1: Cal Massey

Stanley Cowell - Angel Eyes  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31339)

Stanley Cowell, piano.
April, 1993
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Morning Star
Sendai Send Off
Imagine
Eronel
Angel Eyes
Akua
The Ladder
Abscretion

Stanley Cowell Trio - Live  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31359)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Cheyney Thomas, bass; Wardell Thomas, drums.
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, April, 1993
Anthropology
Bright Passion
Brilliant Circles
Stella By Starlight
Prayer For Peace
It Don't Mean A Thing
Autumn Leaves
In Walked Bud

Stanley Cowell Sextet - Setup  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31349)

Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Dick Griffin, trombone; Rick Margitza, tenor sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
October, 1993
Departure
Setup
Varions
Bright Passion
Bip Bip Bam
Sendai Send Off
Carnegie Six

1995

Stanley Cowell - Mandara Blossoms  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31386)

Bill Pierce, tenor sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Jeff Halsey, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums; Karen Francis, vocals.
November, 1995
A Whole New World
Daydream
This Life
Equipoise
I Think It's Time To Say Goodbye Again
Mandara Blossoms
Winter Reflections
Rivers Of Our Fathers

1996

Stanley Cowell Quartet - Hear Me One  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31407)

Bruce Williams, alto sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Dwayne Burno, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
October, 1996
Hear Me One
Ruby, My Dear
Quartet
Banana Pudding
Anthropology
Tinged
Photon In A Paper World
Ferrell

1999

Stanley Cowell Trio - Dancers In Love  (Venus (J) TKCV-35085)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Tarus Mateen, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums.
Sound On Sound, NYC, June 17, 1999
A Whole New World
Ole Texas
Charleston Rag
I Never Dreamed
St. Croix
Confirmation
Dancers In Love
But Not For Me
As The Sun Goes Down
** also issued on Venus (J) TKCV-35145, VHCD-2048, VHCD-78058.

2010 (age 69)

Stanley Cowell - Prayer For Peace  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31704)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Mike Richmond, bass; Victor Lewis, drums; Sunny Cowell, vocals #1,3,5,6,8,10, viola #2,4.
February, 2010
1.When Lights Are Low
2.Blues For Rama
3.Time Can Only Tell
4.Japanese Tea House
5.Today What A Beautiful Day
6.I'll Never Be The Same
7.For James Williams
8.Stealing Gold
9.Chirality
10.Prayer For Peace

2012 (age 71)

Stanley Cowell - It's Time  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31740)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Tom DiCarlo, bass; Chris Brown, drums.
released 2012
Cosmology
El Space-O
Vishnu On The Serpent
Krishna
Glass Balls & Couch Bed
Brawl Inducer
I Never Dreamed
It's Time
King
We Shall 2
Long Vamp
Abstrusions

2013

Stanley Cowell And Empathlectrik Quartet - Welcome To This New World  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31757)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Vic Juris, guitar; Tom DiCarlo, bass; Chris Brown, drums.
released 2013
An Overseas Memory
Tinged
Victim
Duo Improvisation I
Empathlectrik
Invertisement
Sun Burn
Duo Improvisation II
St. Croix
Winter Reflections
Welcome To This New World

2014

Stanley Cowell - Are You Real?  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31790)

Stanley Cowell, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Billy Drummond, drums.
released 2014
Photon In A Paper World
You Taught My Heart To Sing
Mrs. Parker Of KC
I Remember Diz
Hot House
Are You Real?
The Wedding Recessional
Off Minor