The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Catalog

1964

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - Communication  (Fontana (Du) 681 011 ZL)

Mike Mantler, trumpet; Roswell Rudd, trombone; Willie Ruff, French horn; Steve Lacy, soprano sax; Jimmy Lyons, John Tchicai, alto sax; Archie Shepp, tenor sax; Fred Pirtle, baritone sax; Paul Bley, piano; Eddie Gomez, bass; Milford Graves, drums; Carla Bley, composer.

"Judson Hall", NYC, December 29, 1964

Roast

Ray Codrington, trumpet; Mike Mantler, trumpet, composer; Roswell Rudd, trombone; Steve Lacy, soprano sax; Robin Kenyatta, Jimmy Lyons, Ken McIntyre, alto sax; Bob Carducci, tenor sax; Fred Pirtle, baritone sax; Paul Bley, piano; Kent Carter, Steve Swallow, bass; Barry Altschul, drums.

"The Contemporary Center", NYC, April 10, 1965

Day (Communications No. 4)
Communications No. 5

** also released on Fontana (Du) 881 011 ZY.

1968

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra  (JCOA LP 1001/2)

Don Cherry, cornet; Randy Brecker, Lloyd Michaels, flugelhorn; Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Jack Jeffers, bass trombone; Bob Northern, Julius Watkins, French horn; Howard Johnson, tuba; Al Gibbons, Steve Lacy, soprano sax; Bob Donovan, Gene Hull, alto sax; Gato Barbieri, George Barrow, Lew Tabackin, tenor sax; Charles Davis, baritone sax; Carla Bley, piano; Kent Carter, Ron Carter, Richard Davis, Charlie Haden, Reggie Workman, bass; Andrew Cyrille, drums; Michael Mantler, composer, conductor.

RCA Victor's Studio B, NYC, January 24, 1968

Communications #8

Stephen Furtado, Lloyd Michaels, flugelhorn; Jimmy Knepper, Roswell Rudd, trombone; Jack Jeffers, bass trombone; Bob Northern, Julius Watkins, French horn; Howard Johnson, tuba; Al Gibbons, Steve Marcus, soprano sax; Bob Donovan, Frank Wess, alto sax; George Barrow, Pharoah Sanders, Lew Tabackin, tenor sax; Charles Davis, baritone sax; Carla Bley, piano; Larry Coryell, guitar; Ron Carter, Eddie Gomez, Charlie Haden, Steve Swallow, Reggie Workman, bass; Beaver Harris, drums; Michael Mantler, composer, conductor.

RCA Victor's Studio B, NYC, May 8, 1968

Communications #9
Communications #10
Preview

Stephen Furtado, Lloyd Michaels, flugelhorn; Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Jack Jeffers, bass trombone; Bob Northern, Julius Watkins, French horn; Howard Johnson, tuba; Al Gibbons, Steve Marcus, soprano sax; Bob Donovan, Jimmy Lyons, alto sax; Gato Barbieri, Lew Tabackin, tenor sax; Charles Davis, baritone sax; Cecil Taylor, piano; Bob Cunningham, Charlie Haden, Reggie Johnson, Alan Silva, Reggie Workman, bass; Andrew Cyrille, drums; Michael Mantler, composer, conductor.

RCA Victor's Studio B, NYC, June 20 & 21, 1968

Communications #11, Part 1
Communications #11, Part 2