Stanley Cowell Discography

1969 (age 28)

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano, harpsichord, organ; Reggie Johnson, bass; Joe Chambers, drums.
London, England, January, 1969
Dave ChantBYG (F) unissued
Ruth-Less-
The Killers-
Unganel-

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano, electric piano; Steve Novosel, bass; Jimmy Hopps, drums.
Polydor Studios, London, England, June 5 & 6, 1969
DeparturePolydor (E) 583 740
Sweet Song-
The Shuttle-
You Took Advantage Of Me-
Blues For The Viet Cong-
Wedding March-
Photon In A Paper World-
Travellin' Man-
* Polydor (E) 583 740; Freedom (E) FLP 40119, FLP 41032; Arista Freedom AL 1032   Stanley Cowell - Blues For The Viet Cong
= Black Lion (G) BLCD 760178   Stanley Cowell - Travellin' Man

Stanley Cowell Sextet

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)Freedom (E) FLP 40104
Earthly Heavens-
Musical PrayersBlack Lion (G) BLCD 760204
Boo Ann's GrandFreedom (E) FLP 40104
Bobby's Tune-
Brilliant Circles (take 2)Black Lion (G) BLCD 760204
* Freedom (E) FLP 40104, FLP 41009; Arista Freedom AL 1009; Black Lion (G) BLCD 760204   Stanley Cowell - Brilliant Circles

1972 (age 31)

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Stanley Clarke, bass; Jimmy Hopps, drums.
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, November 29, 1972
MaimounECM (G) ECM 1026
Ibn Mukhtarr MustaphaECM (G) ECM 1026, (J) PA-4017
Cal MasseyECM (G) ECM 1026
Miss Viki-
Emil Danenberg-
Astral Spiritual-
* ECM (G) ECM 1026   Stanley Cowell Trio - Illusion Suite
* ECM (J) PA-4017   Various Artists - ECM Special VII - New Music In Piano

1973

Stanley Cowell Solo

Stanley Cowell, piano, electric piano, African thumb piano.
Minot Sound, White Plains, NY, December 10 & 11, 1973
AbscretionsStrata-East SES-19743
Equipoise-
Prayer For Peace-
Emil Danenberg-
Maimoun-
Travelin' Man-
Departure No. 1-
Departure No. 2-
Sweet Song-
* Strata-East SES-19743, (J) SECD 9028; Bomba Records (J) BOM542   Stanley Cowell - Musa - Ancestral Streams

1974

Stanley Cowell - Dave Burrell Duo

Dave Burrell, Stanley Cowell, piano.
Iino Hall, Tokyo, Japan, midnight, December 1, 1974
QuestionsTrio (J) PA-7089
Answers / Epilog-
* Trio (J) PA-7089; Art Union (J) ABCJ-310   Stanley Cowell, Dave Burrell - Questions/Answers

1975

Stanley Cowell

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 WayStrata-East SES-19765
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-
* Strata-East SES-19765   Stanley Cowell - Regeneration

1977

Stanley Cowell Solo

Stanley Cowell, piano.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, July 6-8, 1977
Ragtime (From "The Afro-American Suite Of Evolution")Galaxy GXY-5104
same session.
Boogie Woogie (From "The Afro-American Suite Of Evolution")-
same session.
Parisian Thoroughfare-
same session.
'Round Midnight-
Stanley Cowell, 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-
* Galaxy GXY-5104   Stanley Cowell - Waiting For The Moment

Stanley Cowell's Fusion Group

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; Stanley Cowell, arranger; Charles B. Fowlkes Jr., background vocals arranger.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, 1977
The Stoker (Instrumental)Galaxy GXY-5111
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-
* Galaxy GXY-5111   Stanley Cowell - Talkin' 'Bout Love

1978

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, November 28-30, 1978
EquipoiseGalaxy GXY-5125
Lady Blue-
Musa And Maimoun-
Dr. Jackle-
November Mood-
Dave's Chant-
* Galaxy GXY-5125   Stanley Cowell - Equipoise

Stanley Cowell's Fusion Group

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 SundayGalaxy GXY-5131
Ask Him-
Island Of Haitoo-
I'm Tryin' To Find A Way-
El Space-O-
Sienna: Welcome To This New World-
* Galaxy GXY-5131   Stanley Cowell - New World

1983 (age 42)

Stanley Cowell Quartet

Billy Harper, tenor sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
A-1 Sound Studios, NYC, July 7, 1983
Sweet SongStrata-East (G) SECD 9004
Destiny Is Yours-
Layla Joy-
East Harlem Nostalgia-
* Strata-East (G) SECD 9004; Bellaphon (G) 660-51-008   Stanley Cowell, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart - Such Great Friends

1985

Stanley Cowell Solo

Stanley Cowell, piano.
"Cafe Des Copains", Toronto, ON, Canada, June 26, 1985
Waltz For DebbieUnisson Records (Canadian) DDA-1004
Evidence-
Please Send Me Someone To Love-
Joy Spring-
Love For Sale-
My One And Only Love-
Equipoise-
You Took Advantage Of Me-
* Unisson Records (Canadian) DDA-1004   Stanley Cowell - Live At Cafe Des Copains

1987

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Frederick Waits, drums.
Big Box 901 Studio, Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 1987
DeceptaconDIW (J) DIW-8017
Winter Reflections-
Enya-J-
Sienna: Welcome My Darling-
Sendai Sendoff-
Air Dancing-
My Little Sharif-
ChristinaDIW (J) DIW-807, DIW-5005
Winter Reflections (alternate take)-
* DIW (J) DIW-8017, DIW-807, DIW-5005   Stanley Cowell, Frederick Waits, Buster Williams - We Three

1989

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Ron McClure, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
July, 1989
Cal MasseySteepleChase (D) SCS-1253
I Think It's Time To Say Goodbye Again-
Evidence-
Sylvia's Place-
I Concentrate On YouSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31253
Sweet Song-
SiennaSteepleChase (D) SCS-1253
'Dis Place-
Celia-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1253, SCCD-31253   Stanley Cowell Trio - Sienna

Stanley Cowell Trio/Quartet/Solo

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 ErnieConcord Jazz CCD-4398
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-
* Concord Jazz CCD-4398   Stanley Cowell - Back To The Beautiful

1990

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
March, 1990
Departure #2SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31275
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-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31275   Stanley Cowell Trio - Departure #2

Stanley Cowell Solo

Stanley Cowell, piano.
"Maybeck Recital Hall", Berkeley, CA, June, 1990
Softly, As In A Morning SunriseConcord Jazz CCD-4431
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-
* Concord Jazz CCD-4431   Stanley Cowell - Live At Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Five

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Ronnie Burrage, drums.
Big Box 901 Studio, Tokyo, Japan, August 2, 1990
"D" Bass-IC BluesDIW (J) DIW-6003
Endless Flight-
Close To You Alone-
Equipoise-
Celestial Mood-
Serenity-
Stella By Starlight-
* DIW (J) DIW-6003, DIW-603   Stanley Cowell Trio - Close To You Alone

1991 (age 50)

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Cheyney Thomas, bass; Wardell Thomas, drums.
August, 1991
Sienna, Welsome To This New WorldSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31293
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-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31293   Stanley Cowell Trio - Games

1993

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Cheyney Thomas, bass; Wardell Thomas, drums.
April, 1993
Brilliant CirclesSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31328
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-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31328   Stanley Cowell Trio - Bright Passion

Stanley Cowell Solo

Stanley Cowell, piano.
April, 1993
The Night Has A Thousand EyesSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31339
Morning Star-
Sendai Send Off-
Imagine-
Eronel-
Angel Eyes-
Akua-
The Ladder-
Abscretion-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31339   Stanley Cowell - Angel Eyes

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Cheyney Thomas, bass; Wardell Thomas, drums.
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, April, 1993
AnthropologySteepleChase (D) SCCD-31359
Bright Passion-
Brilliant Circles-
Stella By Starlight-
Prayer For Peace-
It Don't Mean A Thing-
Autumn Leaves-
In Walked Bud-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31359   Stanley Cowell Trio - Live

Stanley Cowell Sextet

Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Dick Griffin, trombone; Rick Margitza, tenor sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
October, 1993
DepartureSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31349
Setup-
Varions-
Bright Passion-
Bip Bip Bam-
Sendai Send Off-
Carnegie Six-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31349   Stanley Cowell Sextet - Setup

1995

Stanley Cowell Quartet

Bill Pierce, tenor sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Jeff Halsey, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums; Karen Francis, vocals.
November, 1995
A Whole New WorldSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31386
Daydream-
This Life-
Equipoise-
I Think It's Time To Say Goodbye Again-
Mandara Blossoms-
Winter Reflections-
Rivers Of Our Fathers-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31386   Stanley Cowell - Mandara Blossoms

1996

Stanley Cowell Quartet

Bruce Williams, alto sax; Stanley Cowell, piano; Dwayne Burno, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
October, 1996
Hear Me OneSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31407
Ruby, My Dear-
Quartet-
Banana Pudding-
Anthropology-
Tinged-
Photon In A Paper World-
Ferrell-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31407   Stanley Cowell Quartet - Hear Me One

1999

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Tarus Mateen, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums.
Sound On Sound, NYC, June 17, 1999
A Whole New WorldVenus (J) TKCV-35085
Ole TexasVenus (J) TKCV-35085, TKCV-35309
Charleston RagVenus (J) TKCV-35085
I Never Dreamed-
St. Croix-
Confirmation-
Dancers In Love-
But Not For Me-
As The Sun Goes Down-
* Venus (J) TKCV-35085, TKCV-35145, VHCD-2048, VHCD-78058   Stanley Cowell Trio - Dancers In Love
* Venus (J) TKCV-35309   Various Artists - Very Best - Venus Records Piano Trio Best Performances

2010 (age 69)

Stanley Cowell Trio Introducing Sunny Cowell

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

2012 (age 71)

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Tom DiCarlo, bass; Chris Brown, drums.
released 2012
CosmologySteepleChase (D) SCCD-31740
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-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31740   Stanley Cowell - It's Time

2013

Stanley Cowell & Empathlectrik Quartet Featuring Vic Juris

Stanley Cowell, piano; Vic Juris, guitar; Tom DiCarlo, bass; Chris Brown, drums.
released 2013
An Overseas MemorySteepleChase (D) SCCD-31757
Tinged-
Victim-
Duo Improvisation I-
Empathlectrik-
Invertisement-
Sun Burn-
Duo Improvisation II-
St. Croix-
Winter Reflections-
Welcome To This New World-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31757   Stanley Cowell & Empathlectrik Quartet - Welcome To This New World

2014

Stanley Cowell Trio

Stanley Cowell, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Billy Drummond, drums.
released 2014
Photon In A Paper WorldSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31790
You Taught My Heart To Sing-
Mrs. Parker Of KC-
I Remember Diz-
Hot House-
Are You Real?-
The Wedding Recessional-
Off Minor-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31790   Stanley Cowell - Are You Real?