Tony Fruscella Discography

1948 (age 21)

Tony Fruscella Quintet

Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Chick Maures, alto sax; Bill Triglia, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Dave Troy, drums.
Vocarium Studios, NYC, December 10, 1948
Foo'sCentury dividend; Spotlite (E) SPJ 126
Flues-
Oh Yeah-
Little Orgg-
Out Of Nowhere-
Flues-
Little Orgg-
Out Of Nowhere-
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 126   Tony Fruscella - Debut

1952

Tony Fruscella Septet

Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Herb Geller, alto sax; Phil Urso, tenor sax; Gene Allen, baritone sax; Bill Triglia, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Howie Mann, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 16, 1952
P.U. StompXanadu 172
Darn That Dream-
Tangerine-
Loo-padoo-
* Xanadu 172   Kai Winding, Tony Fruscella, Sam Most - Bebop Revisited, Vol. 3

Tony Fruscella Brooklyn Jam

Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Charlie Kennedy, alto sax; Gene DiNovi, piano; Joe Schulman, bass; Billy Exiner, drums.
Gene DiNovi's house, Brooklyn, NY, 1952
All The Things You AreMarshmallow (J) MYCJ-30124
Idaho-
Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Gene DiNovi, piano; Joe Schulman, bass; Billy Exiner, drums.
Donna Lee-
Johnny Mandel Tune-
Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Gene DiNovi, piano.
Over The Rainbow-
Blue Lester-
Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Gene DiNovi, piano; Joe Schulman, bass; Buddy Lazza, drums.
Minor Blues-
Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Gene DiNovi, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Harold Granowski, drums.
Broadway-
Srike Up The Band-
* Marshmallow (J) MYCJ-30124   Tony Fruscella - Brooklyn Jam 1952

1953

Tony Fruscella Quartet

Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Bill Triglia, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Art Mardigan, drums.
"Open Door", NYC, circa mid 1953
Bernie's TuneSpotlite (E) SPJ 126
Loverman-
Night In Tunisia-
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 126   Tony Fruscella - Debut

Tony Fruscella - Brew Moore Quintet

Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Brew Moore, tenor sax; Bill Triglia, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Art Mardigan, drums.
"Open Door", NYC, circa mid 1953
Sometimes I'm HappySpotlite (E) SPJ 151
Blue Lester-
Hackensack-
Imagination-
Donna-
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 151   Tony Fruscella And Brew Moore - Fru'n Brew

Tony Fruscella Quintet

Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Davey Schildkraut or Charlie Parker, alto sax; Bill Triglia, piano; unknown, bass; unknown, drums.
Tony Fruscella's home, NYC, 1953
You Stepped Out Of A DreamRoyal Jazz (D) RJD 506
Now's The Time-
Emanon-
* Royal Jazz (D) RJD 506   Charlie Parker - "More Unissued", Vol. 2

1955

Tony Fruscella Septet

Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Chauncey Welsch, trombone; Allen Eager, tenor sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax; Bill Triglia, piano; Bill Anthony, bass; Junior Bradley, drums.
Capitol Studios, NYC, March 29, 1955
1466MuyAtlantic EP 557, LP 1220
1467SaltAtlantic LP 1220
1468Ta Ra Ra Boomunissued
* Atlantic LP 1220   Tony Fruscella
* Atlantic EP 557   Tony Fruscella

Tony Fruscella Quintet

Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Allen Eager, tenor sax #1-5,7; Bill Triglia, piano; Bill Anthony, bass; Junior Bradley, drums.
Capitol Studios, NYC, April 1, 1955
1. 1469Metropolitan BluesAtlantic EP 557, LP 1220
2. 1470Raintree CountyAtlantic LP 1220
3. 1471Blue Serenade-
4. 1472Old HatAtlantic EP 558, LP 1220
5. 1473His Master's Voice-
6. 1474I'll Be Seeing You-
7. 1475Let's Play The BluesAtlantic LP 1220
* Atlantic LP 1220   Tony Fruscella
* Atlantic EP 557   Tony Fruscella
* Atlantic EP 558   Tony Fruscella

Tony Fruscella's Quartet

Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Hank Jones, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.
"Pythian Temple", NYC, November 7, 1955
88973Tony's BluesCoral CRL 57035
88974I Can't Get Startedunissued
* Coral CRL 57035   Al "Jazzbo" Collins Presents The East Coast Jazz Scene, Vol. 1

1959 (age 32)

Tony Fruscella - Phil Woods Quintet

Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Phil Woods, alto sax; Bill Triglia, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Roy Hall, drums.
"Ridgewood High School", Ridgewood, NJ, November, 1959
Night In TunisiaHoney Dew HD-6609; Stateside/Upsurge (J) ISJ-80117
Night TrainHoney Dew HD-6610; Stateside/Upsurge (J) ISJ-80117
Scrapple From The Apple-
* Honey Dew HD-6609   Tony Fruscella Quintet/Davey Schildkraut Quintet - Bebop Is Where It's At, Vol. 1
* Stateside/Upsurge (J) ISJ-80117   Tony Fruscella-Phil Woods Quintet
* Honey Dew HD-6610   Tony Fruscella Quintet/Davey Schildkraut Quintet - Bebop Is Where It's At, Vol. 2

1969 (aged 42)

Tony Fruscella Duo

Tony Fruscella, trumpet; Bill Keck, guitar.
August 3, 1969
Lover ManHoney Dew HD-6609; Stateside/Upsurge (J) ISJ-80117
* Honey Dew HD-6609   Tony Fruscella Quintet/Davey Schildkraut Quintet - Bebop Is Where It's At, Vol. 1
* Stateside/Upsurge (J) ISJ-80117   Tony Fruscella-Phil Woods Quintet