Benny Powell Discography: 1950-1963

The Benny Powell Discography (1950-1963 - Sessions with the Lionel Hampton and Count Basie bands NOT included)

by Noal Cohen

Page generated on Sep 22, 2016


Note: For conventions and abbreviations used in this discography, please see: Discography Key.

Because of the large number of recordings involved, Benny Powell's discography is a massive undertaking. At the outset, I decided that some limitations in scope would have to be imposed. Thus I have chosen not to include here his sessions with the Lionel Hampton (1949-1951) and Count Basie (1952-1963) bands as those are well known and details about them can be found elsewhere. For example, Powell's Hampton period can be found in Vincent Pelote's discography section of Hamp: An Autobiography by Hampton and James Haskins (Amistad Press, 1993) while the Basie years are comprehensively covered in Count Basie: A Bio-discography by Chris Sheridan (Greenwood Press, 1986). Instead, I have tried to emphasize the recordings of lower profile but still high quality that some jazz enthusiasts and collectors may have missed as well as sessions that demonstrate his versatility as a sideman. Many of Powell's early small group recordings involved his fellow Basie band members including Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell and Al Grey.


Date: May 9, 1950
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury
Dinah Washington with Teddy Stewart's Orchestra

Teddy Stewart, Dinah Washington (ldr), Benny Powell (tb), Ernie Wilkins (as), Cecil Payne (bar), Freddie Green (g), Ray Brown (b), Teddy Stewart (d), Dinah Washington (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. 3407-1alt Big Deal - 2:52(Teddy Stewart, Dinah Washington)
Vintage Records Digital Download — Mad About the Boy, Volume 3   (2008)
b. 3407-3 Big Deal - 2:41(Teddy Stewart, Dinah Washington)
Mercury 788187   (1950)
Juke Box Lil (Swd.) LP 12"JB 1102 — If You Don't Believe I'm Leaving   (1986)
Masters of Jazz (Fr.) CD8030 — Dinah Washington: Cabu Collection   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 43 — The Queen Sings   (2002)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CDJFCD 22841 — Dinah Washington: Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes   (2005)
Verve CDB0014668-02 — The Fabulous Miss D! - The Keynote, Decca and Mercury Singles (1943-1953)   (2010)
Prestige Elite (Jpn.) Digital Download — Classic Dinah   (2007)
WNTS Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes   (2007)
Chacra Music Licensing/BFM Digital Digital Download — Dinah Washington   (2009)
Xelon Entertainment Digital Download — Dinah Washington   (2009)
Xelon Entertainment Digital Download — Nostalgic Memories, Volume One Hundred Twenty: The Very Best of Dinah Washington   (2009)
AP Music Ltd. Digital Download — Greatest Female Vocalists, Vol. 5   (2011)
AP Music Ltd. Digital Download — Ultimate Jazz Ladies, Vol. 7   (2011)
c. 3408-4 I'll Never Be Free - 2:43(George David Weiss, Bennie Benjamin)
Mercury 788187   (1950)
Mercury 788195   (1950)
Mercury 458195X45   (1950)
Mercury LP 10"MG 25060 — Dinah Washington   (1950)
Mercury LP 12"MG 20120 — Music For Late Hours   (1957)
Pickwick (Eng.) LP 12"SPC 3536 — Dinah Washington's Greatest Hits   (1974)
EmArcy LP 12"814 184-1 — Dinah Washington: A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side) - The Rhythm & Blues Years   (1983)
Official (Dan.) LP 12"3013 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 6: 1950-51   (1988)
Official (Dan.) CD83013 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 6: 1950-51   (1988)
Verve CD314 514 841-2 — First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story (The Original Recordings)   (1993)
Masters of Jazz (Fr.) CD8030 — Dinah Washington: Cabu Collection   (2001)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 43 — The Queen Sings   (2002)
Fabulous CDFADCD 2000 — Dinah Washington: Greatest Hits 1946-1953   (2004)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CDJFCD 22841 — Dinah Washington: Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes   (2005)
United Audio Entertainment (Du.) CD5513 — The Jazz Biography: Dinah Washington   (2005)
Verve CDB0009453-02 — Dinah Washington: Gold   (2007)
Verve CDB0014668-02 — The Fabulous Miss D! - The Keynote, Decca and Mercury Singles (1943-1953)   (2010)
United Audio Entertainment (Du.) Digital Download — The Jazz Biography: Dinah Washington   (2005)
WNTS Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes   (2007)
PKW/Plaza Mayor Co. Ltd. Digital Download — The Essential Dinah Washington   (2008)
Vintage Records Digital Download — Mad About the Boy, Volume 2   (2008)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — The Unforgettable Dinah Washington, Vol. II   (2008)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — The Very Best of Dinah Washington, Vol. 1: Trouble In Mind   (2008)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — The Best of Dinah Washington 1: A Bad Case of the Blues   (2009)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — The Best of Dinah Washington 2: A Bad Case of the Blues   (2009)
Blue Orchid Digital Download — Big Hits & Highlights of 1950, Volume Nine   (2009)
Chacra Music Licensing/BFM Digital Digital Download — Dinah Washington   (2009)
Xelon Entertainment Digital Download — Dinah Washington   (2009)
Xelon Entertainment Digital Download — Nostalgic Memories, Volume One Hundred Twenty: The Very Best of Dinah Washington   (2009)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Salty Papa Blues   (2009)
Classic Records Digital Download — The Great Pop Songs of All Time   (2010)
Glinka Digital Download — If I Never Get To Heaven   (2010)
AP Music Ltd. Digital Download — Ultimate Jazz Ladies, Vol. 6   (2011)
BrunetBommert Digital Download — 30 Succès Inoubliables: Dinah Washington   (2012)
Acewonder Ltd. Digital Download — Salty Papa Blues   (2012)
Acewonder Ltd. Digital Download — The Unforgettable Voices: 30 Best of Dinah Washington   (2012)
EMG Digital Download — All Time Great Pop Songs, Vol. 1   (2013)
Classic Records Digital Download — Great Songs, Vol. 2   (2013)
d. 3409-1alt I Wanna Be Loved - 3:17(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Billy Rose)
e. 3409-3 I Wanna Be Loved - 2:49(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Billy Rose)
Mercury 788181   (1950)
Mercury 788194   (1950)
Mercury 458194X45   (1950)
Mercury EPEP1 3023 — Dinah Washington   (1950)
Mercury LP 10"MG 25060 — Dinah Washington   (1950)
Mercury LP 12"MG 20119 — Music For a First Love   (1957)
EmArcy LP 12"814 184-1 — Dinah Washington: A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side) - The Rhythm & Blues Years   (1983)
Official (Dan.) LP 12"3013 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 6: 1950-51   (1988)
Official (Dan.) CD83013 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 6: 1950-51   (1988)
Verve CD314 512 905-2 — The Essential Dinah Washington: The Great Songs   (1992)
Verve CD314 514 841-2 — First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story (The Original Recordings)   (1993)
Verve CD314 539 053-2 — Ultimate Dinah Washington   (1997)
Masters of Jazz (Fr.) CD8030 — Dinah Washington: Cabu Collection   (2001)
Hip-O CD314 586 913-2 — 20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection - The Best of Dinah Washington   (2002)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 43 — The Queen Sings   (2002)
Fabulous CDFADCD 2000 — Dinah Washington: Greatest Hits 1946-1953   (2004)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CDJFCD 22841 — Dinah Washington: Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes   (2005)
United Audio Entertainment (Du.) CD5513 — The Jazz Biography: Dinah Washington   (2005)
Verve CDB0009453-02 — Dinah Washington: Gold   (2007)
Verve CDB0014668-02 — The Fabulous Miss D! - The Keynote, Decca and Mercury Singles (1943-1953)   (2010)
United Audio Entertainment (Du.) Digital Download — The Jazz Biography: Dinah Washington   (2005)
Prestige Elite (Jpn.) Digital Download — Classic Dinah   (2007)
PKW/Plaza Mayor Co. Ltd. Digital Download — The Essential Dinah Washington   (2008)
X5 Music Group Digital Download — The Greatest Women In Jazz   (2008)
Hit Maker Digital Download — Jazz Club: The Cream of Jazz's Artists   (2008)
Vintage Records Digital Download — Mad About the Boy, Volume 2   (2008)
Blue Orchid Digital Download — Big Hits & Highlights of 1950, Volume Seven   (2009)
Chacra Music Licensing/BFM Digital Digital Download — Dinah Washington   (2009)
Xelon Entertainment Digital Download — Dinah Washington   (2009)
Xelon Entertainment Digital Download — Nostalgic Memories, Volume One Hundred Twenty: The Very Best of Dinah Washington   (2009)
Roslin Records Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Her Greatest Hits   (2010)
X5 Music Group Digital Download — Golden Voices Collection: Dinah Washington   (2010)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — 100 Vocal & Jazz Classics, Vol. 18: 1949-1952   (2011)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — 100 Vocal & Jazz Classics, Vol. 19: 1952-1954   (2011)
Sound and Vision Digital Download — 50s Hits, Volume 1   (2011)
X5 Music Group Digital Download — Dinah Washington: The Great American Songbook   (2011)
Unique Jazz Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Time Out for Tears   (2011)
C.R. Digital Contents Digital Download — Nights With Dinah Washington   (2011)
AP Music Ltd. Digital Download — Queens of Jazz   (2011)
Producciones AR Digital Download — Back To the 50s: The Golden Hits   (2012)
Prime Jazz Music Digital Download — Dinah Washington: Only a Moment Ago   (2012)
Ideal Music Digital Download — Dinah Washington: The Great American Songbook   (2012)
DLG Digital Digital Download — 6 of the Best Female Jazz Vocalists   (2014)
H.squared Digital Download — Jazz Club: Masterpieces   (2014)
f. 3410-1 Love Me with Misery - 2:53(Teddy Stewart, Dinah Washington)
Mercury 788181   (1950)
Official (Dan.) LP 12"3013 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 6: 1950-51   (1988)
Official (Dan.) CD83013 — The Complete Dinah Washington, Vol. 6: 1950-51   (1988)
Proper (Eng.) CDBox 43 — The Queen Sings   (2002)
Jazz Factory (Sp.) CDJFCD 22841 — Dinah Washington: Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes   (2005)
Verve CDB0014668-02 — The Fabulous Miss D! - The Keynote, Decca and Mercury Singles (1943-1953)   (2010)
Blue Orchid Digital Download — Big Hits & Highlights of 1950, Volume Fifteen   (2009)
All titles on: Mercury (Eu.) LP 12"832 448-1 — The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 2 (1950-1952)   (1987)
Mercury (Eu.) CD832 448-2 — The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 2 (1950-1952)   (1987)

This is Dinah Washington with a big band, the complete personnel of which are not known. Freddie Green's unmistakeable rhythm guitar is present and the baritone saxophone soloist on track f is certainly Cecil Payne. Tracks a and b feature tenor saxophone and trombone solos and the latter could very well be by Powell. The trombonist's presence is suggested in the liner notes to the 1987 CD reissue Mercury 832 448-2 and the Ruppli/Novitsky Mercury label discography as well as the Bruyninckx and Lord discographies. At the time of this session, Powell was a member of the Lionel Hampton Band.


Date: December 14, 1953
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia
Buck Clayton Jam Session

Buck Clayton (ldr), Buck Clayton, Joe Newman (t), Urbie Green, Benny Powell (tb), Lem Davis (as), Julian Dash (ts), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Freddie Green (g), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d)

a. CO50436-4 Moten Swing - 12:41(Benny Moten, Count Basie, Buster Moten, Ed Durham)
Philips (Eu.) LP 10"BO 7905R — Jazz Olympus Series - Buck Clayton   
b. CO50437-1 Sentimental Journey - 13:52(Les Brown, Ben Homer, Bud Green)
Both titles on: Columbia LP 10"CL 6325 — Moten Swing & Sentimental Journey   (1954)
Columbia LP 12"CL 567 — How Hi the Fi   (1954)
Philips (Eng.) LP 12"BBL 7040 — How Hi the Fi   (1954)
Philips (Du.) LP 12"B 07032 L — How Hi the Fi   (1954)
CBS (Jpn.) LP 12"SOPZ 33 — How Hi the Fi   (1974)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FSR 1000 — How Hi the Fi   (1987)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) LP 12"FS 268 — Jam Session   (1988)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ8-144 — The Complete CBS Buck Clayton Jam Sessions   (1993)
Mosaic CDMD6-144 — The Complete CBS Buck Clayton Jam Sessions   (1993)
Blue Moon (Sp.) CDBMCD 3044 — Jam Session Vol. 1   (1997)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10115 — Buck Clayton - Complete Legendary Jam Sessions: Master Takes   (2004)
Classics (Fr.) CD1427 — Buck Clayton 1953, Vol. 2   (2006)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7855 — How Hi the Fi/Jumpin' At the Woodside   (2008)
Solar Records (Sp.) CD4569904 — Buck Clayton: Complete Legendary Jam Session Master Takes   (2011)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — How Hi the Fi   (2008)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Buck Clayton: Extended Jazz Sessions   (2011)

Soloists:
Track a - Thompson, Clayton (ensemble bridge), Davis, Powell, Newman, U. Green, Clayton, Dash, Thompson, Clayton (last chorus bridge)
Track b - Thompson/Newman (intro), Thompson (ensemble bridge), Davis, Powell, Newman, U. Green, Clayton, Dash, Thompson, Fowlkes, Thompson (coda)


Date: December 30, 1953
Location: New York City
Label: Vanguard
Sir Charles Thompson Sextet

Sir Charles Thompson (ldr), Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), Pete Brown (as), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Gene Ramey (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. Bop This - 3:42(Sir Charles Thompson)
b. Memories of You - 5:21(Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf)
c. Oh Joe! - 6:32(Joe Newman)
d. For the Ears - 11:15(Sir Charles Thompson)
All titles on: Vanguard LP 10"VRS 8003 — Sir Charles Thompson Sextet   (1953)
Vanguard LP 12"VRS 8529 — Sir Charles Thompson Sextet And Band   (1973)
Vogue (Eng.) LP 12"VJD 559 — For the Ears   (1979)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"KIJJ 2080 — Sir Charles Thompson Sextet   (1991)
King (Jpn.) CDKICJ 183 — Sir Charles Thompson Sextet & His Band   (1993)
Vanguard CD79604 — Sir Charles Thompson & The Hawk: For The Ears   (1999)
Vanguard CD662143 — Sir Charles Thompson: His Personal Vanguard Recordings   

Soloists:
Track a - Thompson, Brown, Powell, Newman, Thompson, Johnson, Newman, Thompson
Track b- Thompson (intro), Newman, Thompson (bridge), Brown, Powell, Thompson, Newman
Track c - Thompson (intro), Newman, Brown, Powell, Thompson, Ramey (bridge)
Track d - Johnson (breaks), Newman, Brown, Thompson, Powell, Thompson, Newman/Brown/Powell/Newman/Thompson/Brown/Johnson/Powell/Newman (4-bar exchanges), Ramey, Brown, Newman


Date: May 5, 1954
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Here Comes Frank Foster (quintet)

Frank Foster (ldr), Benny Powell (tb), Frank Foster (ts), Gildo Mahones (p), Percy Heath (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a. BN560-2 (tk. 3) Little Red - 3:53(Frank Foster)
Blue Note LP 10"BLP 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1954)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 10"TOJJ 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1999)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BN 0013 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1991)
b. BN561-4 (tk. 8) Gracias - 4:11(Frank Foster)
Blue Note LP 10"BLP 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1954)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 10"TOJJ 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1999)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BN 0013 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1991)
c. BN562-0 (tk. 9) How I Spent the Night - 4:58(Frank Foster)
Blue Note LP 10"BLP 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1954)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 10"TOJJ 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1999)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BN 0013 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1991)
d. BN562-1 (tk. 10)alt How I Spent the Night - 4:15(Frank Foster)
e. BN563-1 (tk. 12) Blues for Benny - 3:46(Frank Foster)
Blue Note LP 10"BLP 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1954)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 10"TOJJ 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1999)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BN 0013 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1991)
f. BN564-0 (tk. 13) The Heat's On - 3:44(Frank Foster)
Blue Note LP 10"BLP 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1954)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 10"TOJJ 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1999)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BN 0013 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1991)
g. BN565-0 (tk. 14) Out of Nowhere - 3:35(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
Blue Note LP 10"BLP 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1954)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) LP 10"TOJJ 5043 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1999)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BN 0013 — Here Comes Frank Foster   (1991)
All titles on: Blue Note CD7243 4 95750 2 8 — Frank Foster & George Wallington   (1998)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Foster   (2011)

Soloists:
Track a - Mahones (intro), Foster, Powell, Mahones, Clarke
Track b - Clarke, Foster, Powell
Tracks c-d - Mahones (intro), Foster, Powell, Mahones
Track e - Powell, Foster, Mahones, Powell, Foster, Powell/Foster (4-bar exchanges)
Track f - Foster, Powell, Mahones, Foster
Track g - Foster


Date: May 8, 1954
Location: New York City
Label: Commodore
Frank Wess Quintet

Frank Wess (ldr), Benny Powell (tb), Frank Wess (ts, f), Jimmy Jones (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. 4952 (tk. 3) Basie Ain't Here - 1:54(Frank Wess)
Commodore LP 10"FL 20031 — Frank Wess Quintet   (1954)
Mainstream LP 12"56033/S 6033 — The Award Winner   (1965)
Fontana (Eng.) LP 12"TFL 5291 — The Award Winner   (1966)
Atlantic LP 12"SD2-306 — The Tenor Sax: The Commodore Years   (1973)
Commodore (Ger.) LP 12"6.25897 — Wess of the Moon 1954   (1984)
b. 4952-2/3 (tk. 1/2)alt Basie Ain't Here - 3:19(Frank Wess)
Atlantic LP 12"SD2-306 — The Tenor Sax: The Commodore Years   (1973)
Commodore (Ger.) LP 12"6.25897 — Wess of the Moon 1954   (1984)
Commodore LP 12"CCL 7003 — Giants of the Tenor Sax: Coleman Hawkins/Frank Wess   (1988)
Commodore CDCCD 7003 — Giants of the Tenor Sax: Coleman Hawkins/Frank Wess   (1988)
c. 4956 (tk. 1) Frankosis - 5:57(Osie Johnson)
Commodore LP 10"FL 20031 — Frank Wess Quintet   (1954)
Mainstream LP 12"56033/S 6033 — The Award Winner   (1965)
Fontana (Eng.) LP 12"TFL 5291 — The Award Winner   (1966)
Atlantic LP 12"SD2-306 — The Tenor Sax: The Commodore Years   (1973)
Commodore (Ger.) LP 12"6.25897 — Wess of the Moon 1954   (1984)
d. 4957 (tk. 3) You're My Thrill - 2:38(Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney)
Commodore LP 10"FL 20031 — Frank Wess Quintet   (1954)
Mainstream LP 12"56033/S 6033 — The Award Winner   (1965)
Fontana (Eng.) LP 12"TFL 5291 — The Award Winner   (1966)
All titles on: Mosaic LP 12"MR20-134 — The Complete Commodore Jazz Recordings, Volume III   (1990)
London (Jpn.) LP 12"SLC 514 — Wess of the Moon   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 469 — Wess Point - The Commodore Recordings   (2007)

Benny Powell (tb) on a-c; Frank Wess (ts) on a-c, (f) on d; Oscar Pettiford (b) on a-c; Osie Johnson (d) on a-c.

The longer take of "Basie Ain't Here" is a composite of alternate takes. The matrix numbers assigned by Atlantic are 25899 for "Frankosis" and 25897 for the longer take of "Basie Ain't Here."

Soloists:
Track a - Jones, Wess (ts), Powell
Track b - Jones, Wess (ts), Powell, Wess (ts), Powell
Track c - Jones (intro), Powell, Jones, Pettiford, Wess (ts)
Track d - Wess (f) (duet with Jones - others out)


Date: ca. February 1955
Location: New York City
Label: Period
Osie Johnson Quintet: Johnsons's Whacks/Osie's Oasis

Osie Johnson (ldr), Benny Powell (tb), Frank Wess (ts, f), Dick Katz (p), Eddie Jones (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. Blues for the Camels - 3:50(Dick Katz)
Period LP 10"SPL 1108 — Osie's Oasis   (1955)
Hall of Fame LP 12"JG 614 — Swingin' Sounds   (1978)
Essential Media Group LLC Digital Download — Osie's Oasis   (2010)
b. Flute to Boot - 3:38(Leonard Feather)
Period LP 10"SPL 1112 — Johnson's Whacks   (1955)
Hall of Fame LP 12"JG 614 — Swingin' Sounds   (1978)
Essential Media Group LLC Digital Download — Johnson's Whacks   (2010)
c. Johnson's Whacks - 3:55(Leonard Feather)
Period LP 10"SPL 1112 — Johnson's Whacks   (1955)
Design LP 12"DLP 113 — Jazz Hall of Fame - Vol. II   (1959)
Quadrifoglio (It.) LP 12"VDS 336 — Modern Jazz   (1975)
Hall of Fame LP 12"JG 614 — Swingin' Sounds   (1978)
Opus Jazz (Arg.) LP 12"OJP 2007 — Pilares Del Jazz Moderno   
Empire Musicwerks CD450701 — Period's Jazz Digest   (2005)
Suite 102 Digital Download — Period's Jazz Digest   (2007)
Essential Media Group LLC Digital Download — Foundations of Modern Jazz   (2009)
Essential Media Group LLC Digital Download — Jazz Digest, Vol. 1   (2009)
Essential Media Group LLC Digital Download — Johnson's Whacks   (2010)
d. Osmosis - 3:40(Osie Johnson)
Period LP 10"SPL 1112 — Johnson's Whacks   (1955)
Essential Media Group LLC Digital Download — Johnson's Whacks   (2010)
All titles on: Jazztone LP 12"J-1234 — Swingin' Sounds   (1955)
Bethlehem LP 12"BCP 66 — The Happy Jazz of Osie Johnson   (1957)
King LP 12"1009 — The Happy Jazz of Osie Johnson   (1966)
Period CDOJCCD-1916-2 — Osie's Oasis   (1999)

Frank Wess (ts) on a, c-d, (f) on b.

Soloists:
Track a - Katz (intro), Powell, Katz, Wess (ts), Jones, Johnson
Track b - Wess (f), Wess/Powell (4-bar exchanges), Katz
Track c - Johnson (intro), Katz, Powell, Wess (ts), Johnson
Track d - Johnson (intro), Wess (ts), Wess (ts)/Johnson (4-bar exchanges), Powell, Powell/Johnson (4-bar exchanges), Katz


Date: ca. September 1955
Location: New York City
Label: Concert Hall Society
Joe Newman Sextet and Septet: The Count's Men

Joe Newman (ldr), Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), Frank Foster (ts), Frank Wess (ts, f), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Eddie Jones (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. The Sidewalks of New York - 5:35(Charles Lawlor, James Blake) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Jazztone LP 10"J-1031 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Jazztone LP 12"J-1220 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Concert Hall Society LP 12"CHJ 1220 — Rompin' With the Count's Men   (1962)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 135 — The Count's Men   (1991)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Trumpet Jazz Greats: Joe Newman   (2012)
b. Careless Love - 8:40(Traditional, W. C. Handy, Spencer Williams) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Jazztone LP 10"J-1031 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Jazztone LP 12"J-1220 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Concert Hall Society LP 12"CHJ 1220 — Rompin' With the Count's Men   (1962)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 135 — The Count's Men   (1991)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Trumpet Jazz Greats: Joe Newman   (2012)
c. Jumpin' at the Woodside - 7:12(Count Basie) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Jazztone (Eur.) EPJ-731 — The Count's Men   
Jazztone LP 12"J-1220 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Jazztone LP 12"J-1265 — Swing Lightly   (1957)
Concert Hall Society LP 12"CHJ 1220 — Rompin' With the Count's Men   (1962)
Hall of Fame LP 12"JG 601 — Swing Lightly   (1972)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 135 — The Count's Men   (1991)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Trumpet Jazz Greats: Joe Newman   (2012)
d. Casey Jones - 4:51(Eddie Newton, T. Lawrence Seibert) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Jazztone LP 12"J-1220 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Jazztone LP 12"J-1265 — Swing Lightly   (1957)
Concert Hall Society LP 12"CHJ 1220 — Rompin' With the Count's Men   (1962)
Hall of Fame LP 12"JG 601 — Swing Lightly   (1972)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 135 — The Count's Men   (1991)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Trumpet Jazz Greats: Joe Newman   (2012)
e. The Midgets - 3:29(Joe Newman) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Jazztone LP 12"J-1220 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Jazztone LP 12"J-1265 — Swing Lightly   (1957)
Concert Hall Society LP 12"CHJ 1220 — Rompin' With the Count's Men   (1962)
Hall of Fame LP 12"JG 601 — Swing Lightly   (1972)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 135 — The Count's Men   (1991)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Trumpet Jazz Greats: Joe Newman   (2012)
f. Alone in the Night - 4:58(Judy Spencer) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Jazztone LP 10"J-1031 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Jazztone LP 12"J-1220 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Jazztone LP 12"J-1265 — Swing Lightly   (1957)
Concert Hall Society LP 12"CHJ 1220 — Rompin' With the Count's Men   (1962)
Hall of Fame LP 12"JG 601 — Swing Lightly   (1972)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 135 — The Count's Men   (1991)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Trumpet Jazz Greats: Joe Newman   (2012)
g. A.M. Romp - 10:01(Ernie Wilkins, Joe Newman) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Jazztone LP 10"J-1031 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Jazztone LP 12"J-1220 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Jazztone LP 12"J-1258 — Comparative Blues   (1957)
Concert Hall Society LP 12"CHJ 1220 — Rompin' With the Count's Men   (1962)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 135 — The Count's Men   (1991)
h. Annie Laurie - 6:56(Traditional) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Jazztone LP 10"J-1031 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Jazztone LP 12"J-1220 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Concert Hall Society LP 12"CHJ 1220 — Rompin' With the Count's Men   (1962)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 135 — The Count's Men   (1991)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Trumpet Jazz Greats: Joe Newman   (2012)
i. Frankie and Johnnie (Frankie and Johnny) - 7:12(Traditional) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Jazztone (Eur.) EPJ-731 — The Count's Men   
Jazztone LP 10"J-1031 — The Count's Men   (1956)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Joe Newman   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Tenor Sax & Flute Essentials: Frank Wess   (2012)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Trumpet Jazz Greats: Joe Newman   (2012)
All titles on: Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 586_2 — Joe Newman and His Band: The 1954-1955 Vanguard, Storyville & Jazztone Sessions   (2010)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters 1954-1956: Joe Newman   (2011)

Benny Powell (tb) on a-d, g-i; Frank Foster (ts) on a-b, f-i; Frank Wess (ts) on a-d, f-i, (f) on e.

Soloists:
Track a - Newman, Wess (ts), Powell, Foster, Thompson, Newman
Track b - Newman, Wess (ts), Powell, Foster, Thompson/Jones (walking)
Track c - Thompson (first chorus bridge), Newman, Wess (ts), Powell, Thompson, Newman, Wess, Thompson (last chorus bridge)
Track d - Thompson, Powell, Wess (ts), Newman
Track e - Newman, Wess (f), Thompson/Jones (walking), Newman/Wess (f) (4-bar exchanges)
Track f - Thompson (first bridge), Wess (ts), Newman, Thompson, Newman
Track g - Thompson, Newman, Thompson/Jones (walking), Wess (ts), Thompson/Jones (walking), Powell, Thompson/Jones (walking), Newman
Track h - Thompson/Jones (walking), Powell, Wess (ts), Foster, Wess (ts)/Foster (4-bar exchanges), Newman, Thompson
Track i - Thompson (intro), Newman, Wess (ts), Powell, Thompson, Foster, Newman/Foster (4-bar exchanges), Newman/Powell (4-bar exchanges), Newman/Wess (ts) (4-bar exchanges)


Date: Probably March 1956
Location: New York City
Label: MGM
Leonard Feather: West Coast Vs. East Coast (A Battle of Jazz)

Leonard Feather (ldr), Thad Jones (t), Benny Powell (tb), Frank Wess (ts, f), Dick Hyman (p, or), Andre Previn (p), Curtis Counce, Oscar Pettiford (b), Osie Johnson, Stan Levey (d)

a. 56-S-275 The Sidewalks of New York - 4:58(Charles Lawlor, James Blake)
b. 56-S-276 The Goof and I - 3:26(Al Cohn)
c. 56-S-277 Beverly Hills - 4:35(Jane Feather)
d. 56-S-278 Here's Pete - 2:52(Pete Rugolo)
MGM LP 12"E 3611 — Forty Eight Stars of Jazz   (1957)
Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD5741471/80 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1956   (2007)
e. 56-S-105-2 Lover Come Back to Me - 4:06(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f. 56-S-279 Bean and the Boys(Coleman Hawkins)
All titles on: MGM LP 12"E 3390 — West Coast Vs. East Coast (A Battle of Jazz)   (1956)
Polydor (Jpn.) LP 12"POJJ 1576 — West Coast Vs. East Coast (A Battle of Jazz)   (1993)

e, f performed as medley.

Frank Wess (f) on c; Dick Hyman (p) on a-c, (or) on d-f; Andre Previn (p) on e; Curtis Counce (b) on e; Stan Levey (d) on e.

Track a is called "East Coast, West Coast". The rest of this LP featured a West Coast ensemble performing essentially the same material. MGM label discographer Michel Ruppli indicates that this session was probably recorded in March of 1956. The last track of the LP is titled "Lover Come Back To Me" and incorporates a section spliced in featuring the rhythm section of the West Coast ensemble recorded in January of 1956. The analysis of this track is as follows:
1. 16 bars, the last A section of the "Lover Come Back To Me" form but the line the horns play is very reminiscent of "Bean and the Boys" by Coleman Hawkins. Hyman plays organ.
2. 64 bars (1 complete chorus) of the West Coast rhythm section (Previn, Counce, Levey) improvising on the chord changes of "Lover Come Back To Me." This must be mtx. 56-S-105-2 from the January 1956 Hollywood session.
3. A break followed by a full chorus of improvising on the changes of "Lover Come Back To Me" by the East Coast group: 16 bars trumpet (Jones), 16 bars tenor sax (Wess), 16 bars organ (Hyman), 16 bars trombone (Powell). This is done at a faster tempo than the original one.
4. 16 bars of the A section of Hawkins' "Bean and the Boys," 16 bars Pettiford bass solo (bridge - form is abbreviated by 16 bars), 16 bars, the last A section of "Bean and the Boys." So the last chorus is only 48 bars instead of 64.

Soloists:
Track a - Powell, Hyman (p), Jones, Wess (ts), Pettiford
Track b - Pettiford (states melody), Jones, Wess (ts), Hyman (p), Powell, Pettiford
Track c - Wess (ts), Jones, Wess (f), Powell
Track d - Hyman (or - states melody), Jones, Hyman (or), Wess (ts), Hyman (or)
Tracks e-f - see above


Date: March 5, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy
Frank Foster/Frank Wess: No Count & North, South, East...Wess (septet)

Frank Foster, Frank Wess (ldr), Henry Coker, Benny Powell (tb), Frank Foster (ts), Frank Wess (ts, f), Kenny Burrell (g), Eddie Jones (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a. 69153 Serenata - 4:52(Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)
Savoy LP 12"MG 12078 — No Count   (1956)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0114 — No Count   (1991)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — Reminder   (2014)
b. 69154 Dill Pickles - 6:08(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy LP 12"MG 12072 — North, South, East...Wess   (1956)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0139 — North, South, East...Wess   (1991)
Han-Ki Digital Download — Everlasting Light   (2012)
Broken Audio Digital Download — The Jazz Mood   (2013)
c. 69155 Hard Sock Dance - 7:42(Frank Wess)
Savoy LP 12"MG 12072 — North, South, East...Wess   (1956)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0139 — North, South, East...Wess   (1991)
Han-Ki Digital Download — Everlasting Light   (2012)
d. 69156 Dancing on the Ceiling - 3:45(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Savoy LP 12"MG 12072 — North, South, East...Wess   (1956)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0139 — North, South, East...Wess   (1991)
Han-Ki Digital Download — Everlasting Light   (2012)
Broken Audio Digital Download — Rey's Tune   (2013)
e. 69157 Alternative - 8:56(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy LP 12"MG 12078 — No Count   (1956)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0114 — No Count   (1991)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — Reminder   (2014)
f. 69158 Stop Gap - 6:01(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy LP 12"MG 12078 — No Count   (1956)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0114 — No Count   (1991)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — Reminder   (2014)
All titles on: Savoy LP 12"SJL 2249 — Two Franks Please   (1980)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 704 — Frank Wess Septet Featuring Frank Foster: North, South, East...Wess/No Count   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Tenor Sax & Flute Essentials: Frank Wess   (2012)

Frank Wess (ts) on b-f, (f) on a.

Soloists:
Track a - Foster, Coker, Wess (f)
Track b - Foster, Powell, Wess (ts), Coker, Burrell, Foster
Track c - Wess (ts), Wess (ts)/Coker (4-bar exchanges), Coker/Foster (4-bar exchanges), Foster, Foster/Powell (4-bar exchanges), Powell, Powell/Burrell (4-bar exchanges), Burrell, Jones (walking), Clarke
Track d - Foster
Track e - Wess (ts), Wess (ts)/Foster (8-bar exchanges), Foster, Coker, Coker/Powell (8-bar exchanges), Powell, Burrell, Burrell/Clarke (4-bar exchanges), Foster (last chorus bridge)
Track f - Foster/Wess (ts), Wess (ts), Foster, Coker/Powell, Coker, Powell, Burrell


Date: March 7, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy
Frank Foster/Frank Wess: No Count & North, South, East...Wess (septet)

Frank Foster, Frank Wess (ldr), Henry Coker, Benny Powell (tb), Frank Foster (ts), Frank Wess (ts, f), Kenny Burrell (g), Eddie Jones (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a. 69159 What'd Ya Say? - 9:41(Ozzie Cadena)
Savoy LP 12"MG 12072 — North, South, East...Wess   (1956)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2249 — Two Franks Please   (1980)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0139 — North, South, East...Wess   (1991)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 704 — Frank Wess Septet Featuring Frank Foster: North, South, East...Wess/No Count   (2012)
Han-Ki Digital Download — Everlasting Light   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Tenor Sax & Flute Essentials: Frank Wess   (2012)
b. 69160 Salvation - 3:51(Frank Wess)
Savoy LP 12"MG 12072 — North, South, East...Wess   (1956)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2249 — Two Franks Please   (1980)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0139 — North, South, East...Wess   (1991)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 704 — Frank Wess Septet Featuring Frank Foster: North, South, East...Wess/No Count   (2012)
Han-Ki Digital Download — Everlasting Light   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Tenor Sax & Flute Essentials: Frank Wess   (2012)
Broken Audio Digital Download — Rey's Tune   (2013)
c. 69161 Apron Strings - 3:53(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy LP 12"MG 12078 — No Count   (1956)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2249 — Two Franks Please   (1980)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0114 — No Count   (1991)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 704 — Frank Wess Septet Featuring Frank Foster: North, South, East...Wess/No Count   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Tenor Sax & Flute Essentials: Frank Wess   (2012)
d. 69162 Casa De Marcel - 6:31(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy LP 12"MG 12078 — No Count   (1956)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2249 — Two Franks Please   (1980)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0114 — No Count   (1991)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 704 — Frank Wess Septet Featuring Frank Foster: North, South, East...Wess/No Count   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Tenor Sax & Flute Essentials: Frank Wess   (2012)
e. 69163 Lazy Sal - 6:10(Henry Coker) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy LP 12"MG 12072 — North, South, East...Wess   (1956)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2249 — Two Franks Please   (1980)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0139 — North, South, East...Wess   (1991)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 704 — Frank Wess Septet Featuring Frank Foster: North, South, East...Wess/No Count   (2012)
Han-Ki Digital Download — Everlasting Light   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Tenor Sax & Flute Essentials: Frank Wess   (2012)
f. 69164 Unknown Title
unissued
g. 69165 Excursion - 5:13(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy LP 12"MG 12078 — No Count   (1956)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2249 — Two Franks Please   (1980)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0114 — No Count   (1991)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 704 — Frank Wess Septet Featuring Frank Foster: North, South, East...Wess/No Count   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Tenor Sax & Flute Essentials: Frank Wess   (2012)
Nagel Heyer Digital Download — Reminder   (2014)

Nothing is known about track f.

Soloists:
Track a - Powell, Foster, Coker, Wess (ts)
Track b - Wess (ts)
Track c - Foster
Track d - Foster/Wess (ts) (16-, 8- and 4-bar exchanges), Coker/Powell (16-, 8- and 4-bar exchanges), Burrell, Jones (walking)
Track e - Foster, Powell, Wess (f), Burrell, Coker, Foster (last bridge)
Track g - Wess (ts)/Foster (16- and 8-bar exchanges), Coker/Powell (16- and 8-bar exchanges), Foster, Burrell


Date: March 11, 1956
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Joe Newman Big Band: Salute To Satch

Joe Newman (ldr), Conte Candoli, Joe Ferrante, Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal (t), Joe Newman (t, v), Jimmy Cleveland, Fred Ohms, Benny Powell, Chauncey Welsch (tb), Sam Marowitz, Phil Woods (as), Al Cohn (ts, cl), Eddie Wasserman (ts), Al Epstein (bar), Freddie Green (g), Nat Pierce (p), Eddie Jones (b), Gus Johnson (d)

a. G2-PB-2851-8 Pennies from Heaven - 3:06(Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston) / arr: Manny Albam
b. G2-PB-2852-3 When It's Sleepy Time Down South - 3:00(Leon Rene, Otis Rene, Clarence Muse) / arr: Manny Albam
c. G2-PB-2853-8 Struttin' with Some Barbecue - 2:41(Lillian Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye) / arr: Manny Albam
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Joe Newman   (2012)
d. G2-PB-2854-4 West End Blues - 3:58(Joseph "King" Oliver, Clarence Williams) / arr: Manny Albam
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1324 — Salute To Satch   (1956)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1187 — Salute To Satch   (1976)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"PM 43256 — Salute To Satch   (1980)
RCA Jazz Tribune (Fr.) CD07863 66610-2 — The Complete Joe Newman RCA Victor Recordings 1955-56   (1994)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 60986 2 — Salute To Satch   (2004)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters 1954-1956: Joe Newman   (2011)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Trumpet Jazz Greats: Joe Newman   (2012)
Moon Beams Records Digital Download — Salute To Satch   (2013)

Joe Newman (v) on a.


Date: June 16, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: MGM
Leonard Feather/Dick Hyman: Hi Fi Suite (nonet)

Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman (ldr), Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), Jerome Richardson (as, pic), Frank Wess (ts, f), Romeo Penque (bar, cl), Don Elliott (vib, x, per, bo), Dick Hyman (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. 56-S-453 Squawker - 3:45(Leonard Feather) / arr: Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman
MGM LP 12"E 3494 — Hi Fi Suite   (1957)
b. 56-S-454 Hi Fi Pie - 3:07(Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman) / arr: Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman
MGM LP 12"E 3494 — Hi Fi Suite   (1957)
c. 56-S-455 Amplifier Stage(composer unknown) / arr: Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman
unissued
d. 56-S-456 Feedback Fugue - 4:40(Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman) / arr: Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman
MGM LP 12"E 3611 — Forty Eight Stars of Jazz   (1957)
MGM LP 12"E 3494 — Hi Fi Suite   (1957)

Jerome Richardson (pic) on b; Frank Wess (f) on b; Don Elliott (vib) on a, d, (x) on b, (per) on b, (bo) on d.

Soloists:
Track a - Newman, Richardson (as), Newman
Track b - Wess (f), Richardson (pic), Wess (f)/Richardson (pic)
Track c - not auditioned
Track d - Richardson (as), Newman, Powell, Elliott (vib)


Date: July 11, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: MGM
Leonard Feather/Dick Hyman: Hi Fi Suite (nonet)

Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman (ldr), Thad Jones (t), Benny Powell (tb), John William [Bill] Barber (tu), Jerome Richardson (as, pic), Frank Wess (ts), Phil Bodner (bar, o), Dick Hyman (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a. 56-S-512 Reverberation - 5:29(Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman) / arr: Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman
b. 56-S-513 Tweeter - 4:56(Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman) / arr: Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman
c. 56-S-514 Bass Reflex - 4:07(Leonard Feather) / arr: Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman
d. 56-S-515 Woofer - 5:23(Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman) / arr: Leonard Feather, Dick Hyman
All titles on: MGM LP 12"E 3494 — Hi Fi Suite   (1957)

John William [Bill] Barber (tu) on a-b, d; Jerome Richardson (as) on a, c-d, (pic) on b; Phil Bodner (o) on a.

Track c is an early example of the blues in 5/4 time.

Soloists:
Track a - Hyman, Jones, Wess, Barber, Powell/Bodner (o) (4-bar exchanges)
Track b - Wess, Richardson (pic), Hyman, Jones/Clarke (4-bar exchanges), Jones
Track c - Pettiford, Hyman, Jones, Pettiford, Wess
Track d - Jones, Barber, Wess, Powell, Richardson (as)


Date: July 18, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy
Frank Wess: Trombones & Flute (nonet)

Frank Wess (ldr), Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (tb), Frank Wess (f), Freddie Green (g), Ronnell Bright (p), Eddie Jones (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a. 69247 You'll Do - 5:20(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy 454501   (1956)
Savoy LP 12"MG 12086 — Trombones & Flute   (1956)
Savoy LP 12"MG 12126 — The Jazz Hour   (1957)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2253 — The Trombone Album   (1980)
Savoy (Ger.) LP 12"WL 70523 — The Trombone Album   (1984)
Arista (Jpn.) LP 12"WAJ 50037 — Trombones & Flute   
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0190 — Trombones & Flute   (1992)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCY 75923 — Trombones & Flute   (1994)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0276 — The Trombone Album   (1995)
b. 69248 Wanting You - 4:23(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy LP 12"MG 12086 — Trombones & Flute   (1956)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2253 — The Trombone Album   (1980)
Savoy (Ger.) LP 12"WL 70523 — The Trombone Album   (1984)
Arista (Jpn.) LP 12"WAJ 50037 — Trombones & Flute   
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0190 — Trombones & Flute   (1992)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCY 75923 — Trombones & Flute   (1994)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0276 — The Trombone Album   (1995)
c. 69249 Lo-Fi - 9:14(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy 454501   (1956)
Savoy LP 12"MG 12086 — Trombones & Flute   (1956)
Savoy LP 12"MG 12125 — The Many Faces of Blues   (1957)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2253 — The Trombone Album   (1980)
Savoy (Ger.) LP 12"WL 70523 — The Trombone Album   (1984)
Arista (Jpn.) LP 12"WAJ 50037 — Trombones & Flute   
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0190 — Trombones & Flute   (1992)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCY 75923 — Trombones & Flute   (1994)
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0276 — The Trombone Album   (1995)
d. 69250 Unknown Title arr: Frank Foster
unissued
e. 69251 Unknown Title arr: Frank Foster
unissued
f. 69252 Don't Blame Me - 3:18(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy LP 12"MG 12086 — Trombones & Flute   (1956)
Arista (Jpn.) LP 12"WAJ 50037 — Trombones & Flute   
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0190 — Trombones & Flute   (1992)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCY 75923 — Trombones & Flute   (1994)
g. Cracker Jack - 9:52(Henry Coker) / arr: Frank Foster
Savoy LP 12"MG 12086 — Trombones & Flute   (1956)
Arista (Jpn.) LP 12"WAJ 50037 — Trombones & Flute   
Savoy (Jpn.) CDSV 0190 — Trombones & Flute   (1992)
Columbia (Jpn.) CDCOCY 75923 — Trombones & Flute   (1994)

"Cracker Jack" is probably one of the unknown titles.

Soloists:
Track a - Powell, Wess, Coker, Bright
Track b - Wess, Cleveland
Track c - Bright, Wess, Hughes, Bright, Powell, Wess, Cleveland, Bright, Coker, rhythm section
Tracks d-e - not auditioned
Track f - Bright (intro), Hughes
Track g - Wess (first chorus bridge), Hughes, Wess, Powell, Bright, Coker, Wess, Cleveland, Bright, Clarke (last chorus bridge)


Date: December 11, 1956
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Complete Tony Scott (big band)

Tony Scott (ldr), John Carisi, Thad Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Clark Terry (t), Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Sonny Truitt (tb), Gigi Gryce (as), Zoot Sims, Frank Wess (ts), Danny Bank, Sahib Shihab (bar), Tony Scott (cl), Freddie Green (g), Bill Evans (p), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. G2JB9813 Moonlight Cocktail - 2:52(Lucky Roberts, Kim Gannon) / arr: Sonny Truitt
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1452 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1957)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1082 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1974)
RCA Victor (Sp.) LP 12"NL 46060 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1988)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 42132 2 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1996)
b. G2JB9814 I Surrender Dear - 2:23(Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) / arr: Nat Pierce
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1452 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1957)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1082 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1974)
RCA Victor (Sp.) LP 12"NL 46060 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1988)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 42132 2 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1996)
c. G2JB9815 Under a Blanket of Blue - 2:25(Jerry Livingston, Marty Symes, Al Nieberg) / arr: Nat Pierce
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1452 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1957)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1082 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1974)
RCA Victor (Sp.) LP 12"NL 46060 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1988)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 42132 2 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1996)
d. G2JB9816 I'll Remember April(Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston) / arr: John Carisi
unissued
Solos:
a - Tony Scott (cl); Bill Evans (p)
b - Tony Scott (cl); Bill Evans (p); Tony Scott (cl); Zoot Sims (ts)
c - Tony Scott (cl)

Date: December 13, 1956
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Complete Tony Scott (big band)

Tony Scott (ldr), John Carisi, Bernie Glow, Thad Jones, Clark Terry (t), Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Sonny Truitt (tb), Gigi Gryce (as), Zoot Sims, Frank Wess (ts), Danny Bank, Sahib Shihab (bar), Tony Scott (cl), Freddie Green (g), Bill Evans (p), Les Grinage (b), Paul Motian (d)

a. G2JB9817 I Found a Million Dollar Baby - 2:18(Harry Warren, Billy Rose, Mort Dixon) / arr: Sonny Truitt
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1452 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1957)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1082 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1974)
RCA Victor (Sp.) LP 12"NL 46060 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1988)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 42132 2 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1996)
b. G2JB9818 Skylark - 2:50(Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) / arr: John Carisi
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1452 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1957)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1082 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1974)
RCA Victor (Sp.) LP 12"NL 46060 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1988)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 42132 2 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1996)
c. G2JB9819 Finger Poppin' Blues - 6:36(Tony Scott) / arr: Tony Scott
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1452 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1957)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1082 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1974)
RCA Victor (Sp.) LP 12"NL 46060 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1988)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 42132 2 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1996)
Membran (Ger.) CD223196 — Battle of Clarinets   (2006)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — 100 Clarinet Classics   (2011)
d. G2JB9820 Unknown Title
unissued

Solos:
a - Scott, trumpet, Scott
b - Evans, trumpet, Scott
c - Terry, trombone, Shihab, Sims, Wess, Scott


Date: December 14, 1956
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Complete Tony Scott (big band)

Tony Scott (ldr), John Carisi, Thad Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Clark Terry (t), Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Sonny Truitt (tb), Gigi Gryce (as), Frank Foster, Frank Wess (ts), Danny Bank, Sahib Shihab (bar), Tony Scott (cl), Freddie Green (g), Bill Evans (p), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. G2JB9821 A Blues Serenade - 2:26(Frank Signorelli, Mitchell Parish, Vincent Grande, Jimmy Lytell) / arr: Sonny Truitt
Membran (Ger.) CD223196 — Battle of Clarinets   (2006)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — 100 Clarinet Classics   (2011)
b. G2JB9822 Just One of Those Things - 2:37(Cole Porter) / arr: Nat Pierce
c. G2JB9823 Walkin' (Gravy) - 2:56(Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter) / arr: Bill Evans
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1452 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1957)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1082 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1974)
RCA Victor (Sp.) LP 12"NL 46060 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1988)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 42132 2 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1996)

Solos:
a - Scott, Wess, Scott
b - Scott, Terry, Gryce, Evans
c - Scott, Wess, trombone


Date: February 2, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note
The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3 (sextet)

Thad Jones (ldr), Thad Jones (t), Benny Powell (tb), Gigi Gryce (as), Tommy Flanagan (p), George Duvivier (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a. tk. 05 Slipped Again (Thad's Blues) - 6:18(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note LP 12"BLP 1546 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1957)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"GXK 8110 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1979)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 1546 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1997)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 9199 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (2000)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 6579 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (2005)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 336 — Thad Jones: Seven Classic Albums   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters, 1954-1959: Thad Jones   (2012)
b. tk. 06 Going off Stage - 8:28(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
c. tk. 09 Let's - 8:43(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note LP 12"BLP 1546 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1957)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"GXK 8110 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1979)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 1546 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1997)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 9199 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (2000)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 6579 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (2005)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 336 — Thad Jones: Seven Classic Albums   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters, 1954-1959: Thad Jones   (2012)
d. tk. 10 Ill Wind - 7:02(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note LP 12"BLP 1546 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1957)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"GXK 8110 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1979)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 1546 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1997)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 9199 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (2000)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 6579 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (2005)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 336 — Thad Jones: Seven Classic Albums   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters, 1954-1959: Thad Jones   (2012)
JUMP Digital Download — After All   (2014)
e. tk. 14 Thadrack - 5:41(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note LP 12"BLP 1546 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1957)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"GXK 8110 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1979)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 1546 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (1997)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 9199 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (2000)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 6579 — The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3   (2005)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 336 — Thad Jones: Seven Classic Albums   (2012)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters, 1954-1959: Thad Jones   (2012)
All titles on: Mosaic LP 12"MQ5-172 — The Complete Blue Note/United Artists/Roulette Recordings of Thad Jones   (1997)
Mosaic CDMD3-172 — The Complete Blue Note/United Artists/Roulette Recordings of Thad Jones   (1997)
Solos:
a - Elvin Jones (d) 2-bar breaks after both coruses of head; Elvin Jones (d) 12 bars (1 chorus) 4-bar exchanges with Thad Jones; Thad Jones (t) 24 bars (2 choruses) piano out on 1st; Elvin Jones (d) 4 bars; Gigi Gryce (as) 20 bars (1.67 choruses); Elvin Jones (d) 4 bars; Benny Powell (tb) 20 bars (1.67 choruses); Tommy Flanagan (p) 24 bars (2 choruses); Elvin Jones (d) 12 bars (1 chorus) 4-bar exchanges with Duvivier; George Duvivier (b) 12 bars (1 chorus); Elvin Jones (d) 24 bars (2 choruses) 4-bar exchanges with Thad Jones, Powell, Gryce
b - Benny Powell (tb) 32 bars (1 chorus); Gigi Gryce (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Tommy Flanagan (p) 48 bars (1.5 choruses); George Duvivier (b) 16 bars (0.5 chorus); Thad Jones (t) 96 bars (3 choruses) piano out on 1st 2
c - Thad Jones (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Gigi Gryce (as) 96 bars (3 choruses); Benny Powell (tb) 64 bars (2 choruses); Tommy Flanagan (p) 96 bars (3 choruses); Elvin Jones (d) 64 bars (2 choruses) first with Duvivier walking; Thad Jones (t) 96 bars (3 choruses) piano out on first 2; Elvin Jones (d) 8 bars
d - Thad Jones (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Tommy Flanagan (p) 16 bars (0.5 chorus); Thad Jones (t) 16 bars (0.5 chorus) and vamp fade out
e - Thad Jones (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Gigi Gryce (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Benny Powell (tb) 32 bars (1 chorus); Tommy Flanagan (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Thad Jones (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); George Duvivier (b) 32 bars (1 chorus)

Date: February 4, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia
Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab (nonet)

Donald Byrd, Gigi Gryce (ldr), Donald Byrd (t), Benny Powell (tb), Julius Watkins (frh), Don Butterfield (tu), Gigi Gryce (as), Sahib Shihab (bar), Tommy Flanagan (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. CO57304 Nica's Tempo - 5:27(Gigi Gryce) / arr: Gigi Gryce
Columbia LP 12"CL 998 — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   (1957)
Philips (Fr.) LP 12"P 07.283 L — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   (1957)
Philips (Eng.) LP 12"BBL 7210 — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   (1958)
Columbia LP 12"KG 32482 — Early Byrd   (1973)
CBS (Jpn.) LP 12"15AP 552 — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   
Collectables CDCOL-5674 — Jazz Lab - Modern Jazz Perspective   (1995)
Fremeaux & Associes (Fr.) CDFA 5392 — East Coast Jazz Workshops: New York, 1954-1961   (2013)
Sony (Jpn.) CDSICP 3988 — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   (2014)
Sony/BMG (Jpn.) CDSBMG 6621087 — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   (2014)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 443 — Donald Byrd, Vol. 2: Seven Classic Albums   (2014)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — The Jazz Lab Quintet & Orchestra   (2008)
Mastercorp Pty Ltd. Digital Download — The Jazz Lab Quintet and Orchestra   (2014)
b. CO57305 Smoke Signal - 3:28(Gigi Gryce) / arr: Gigi Gryce
Philips (Eu.) LP 10"B 13201R — Jazz Olympus Series - Special Album   
Columbia LP 12"CL 1020 — Jazz Omnibus   (1957)
Philips (Eng.) LP 12"BBL 7184 — Jazz Omnibus   (1957)
Philips (Eu.) LP 12"BO 7260L — Jazz Omnibus   
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Jazz Omnibus   (2009)
c. CO57306 Speculation - 3:38(Horace Silver) / arr: Horace Silver
Philips (Du.) LP 10"B 07904 R — Jazz Olympus Series: Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce   (1958)
Columbia LP 12"CL 998 — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   (1957)
Philips (Fr.) LP 12"P 07.283 L — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   (1957)
Philips (Eng.) LP 12"BBL 7210 — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   (1958)
Columbia LP 12"KG 32482 — Early Byrd   (1973)
CBS (Jpn.) LP 12"15AP 552 — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   
Collectables CDCOL-5674 — Jazz Lab - Modern Jazz Perspective   (1995)
Le Chant du Monde (Fr.) CD5741631/40 — Les Trésors du Jazz 1957   (2008)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 280 — Gigi Gryce: Eight Classic Albums   (2011)
Sony (Jpn.) CDSICP 3988 — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   (2014)
Sony/BMG (Jpn.) CDSBMG 6621087 — Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab   (2014)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 443 — Donald Byrd, Vol. 2: Seven Classic Albums   (2014)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — The Jazz Lab Quintet & Orchestra   (2008)
AJB Music Digital Download — Jazz Story 6   (2012)
Marmot Music Digital Download — Gigi Gryce: The Jazz Collection   (2013)
Mastercorp Pty Ltd. Digital Download — The Jazz Lab Quintet and Orchestra   (2014)
Mood Indigo Digital Download — Over the Rainbow   (2014)
All titles on: Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10253 — Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce: Complete Jazz Lab Studio Sessions #1   (2006)
Jazz Dynamics CDJD 004 — Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce: The Complete Jazz Lab Sessions   (2013)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce   (2010)
Solos:
a - Gigi Gryce (as) 44 bars (1 chorus); Donald Byrd (t) 44 bars (1 chorus); Tommy Flanagan (p) 44 bars (1 chorus); Arthur Taylor (d) 36 bars over 1 chorus (call and response)
b - Arthur Taylor (d) 4 bars of intro; Gigi Gryce (as) 8-bar interlude and 2-bar break; Gigi Gryce (as) 32 bars (0.5 chorus); Donald Byrd (t) 28 bars; Arthur Taylor (d) 4 bars; Arthur Taylor (d) 32 bars (0.5 chorus); Arthur Taylor (d) 4 bars
c - Donald Byrd (t) 12 bars (1 chorus); Gigi Gryce (as) 12 bars (1 chorus); Tommy Flanagan (p) 12 bars (1 chorus); Gigi Gryce (as) 24 bars (2 choruses); Donald Byrd (t) 24 bars (2 choruses); Wendell Marshall (b) 24 bars (2 choruses)

Date: February 6, 1957
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Complete Tony Scott (big band)

Tony Scott (ldr), Wendell Culley, Thad Jones, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman (t), Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell (tb), Gigi Gryce (as), Frank Foster (ts), Frank Wess (ts, f), Charles Fowlkes, Sahib Shihab (bar), Tony Scott (cl), Freddie Green (g), Bill Evans (p), Les Grinage (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. H2JB1449 The Lady Is a Tramp - 2:16(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Bill Finegan
b. H2JB1450 Time to Go - 11:20(Tony Scott) / arr: Tony Scott
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 8006-M — Bill Evans In His Early Days   (1980)
c. H2JB1451 I'll Remember April - 2:25(Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston) / arr: John Carisi
Membran (Ger.) CD223196 — Battle of Clarinets   (2006)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — 100 Clarinet Classics   (2011)
Cristal (Fr.) Digital Download — Clarinet Masters   (2012)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM 1452 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1957)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1082 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1974)
RCA Victor (Sp.) LP 12"NL 46060 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1988)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 42132 2 — The Complete Tony Scott   (1996)

Frank Wess (f) on b.

Solos:
a - Scott, Wess (tenor saxophone), Scott
b - Scott, Shihab, Jones, Wess (flute), trombone, Foster, Newman, Evans
c - Scott, Evans, Scott


Date: March 6, 1958
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Argo
This Is Me, J.C. Heard (octet)

J. C. Heard (ldr), Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), Frank Wess (as, ts, f), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Ronnell Bright (p), Johnny Pate (b), Dave Heard (d), J. C. Heard (d, bo, cng, tam, v)

a. 8899 For You My Love - 3:38(P. Gayten) / arr: Johnny Pate
Argo 455308   (1958)
b. 8900 Blues for Sale - 2:33(J.C. Heard) / arr: Johnny Pate
Argo 455308   (1958)
c. Coasting with J.C. - 4:36(J.C. Heard) / arr: Johnny Pate
d. Nightingale - 3:08(Xavier Cugat, George Rosner, Fred Wise) / arr: Johnny Pate
e. Heard the Word - 5:27(Johnnie Pate) / arr: Johnny Pate
f. Cuban Chant - 5:05(J.C. Heard) / arr: Johnny Pate
g. Idaho - 8:14(Jesse Stone) / arr: Johnny Pate
All titles on: Argo LP 12"LP/LPS 633 — This Is Me, J.C. Heard   (1958)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — This Is Me, J.C. Heard   (2009)

Frank Wess (as) on c, e, (ts) on a-b, f-g, (f) on d; Dave Heard (d) on a-b, d, f; J. C. Heard (d) on c, e, g, (bo) on f, (cng) on d, f, (tam) on a, (v) on a-b, d, f.

Johnnie Pate is listed on the LP as Pat Johns and John W. Pate, Sr. Track f contains ensemble vocal responses. Track g includes some studio chatter and two additional endings.

Soloists:
Track a - Bright, J. C. Heard (v), Newman, Wess (ts), J.C. Heard (v)
Track b - J. C. Heard (v), Bright, J. C. Heard (v)
Track c - J. C. Heard (d) (breaks), Bright, Newman, Wess (as)/J. C. Heard (8-bar exchanges)
Track d - J. C. Heard (v), Powell/Wess (f), J. C. Heard (v)
Track e - Bright, Wess (as), J. C. Heard (d)
Track f - J. C. Heard (v, cng, bo), D. Heard (d)
Track g - Bright, Newman, Wess (ts), Powell, Bright, Newman, Bright (last chorus bridge)


Date: December 22, 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Metrojazz
Melba Liston and Her Bones (septet)

Melba Liston (ldr), Bennie Green, Al Grey, Melba Liston, Benny Powell (tb), Kenny Burrell (g), Jamil Nasser [George Joyner] (b), Charli Persip (d)

a. The Trolley Song - 2:30(Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) / arr: Melba Liston
b. Blues Melba - 6:33(Melba Liston) / arr: Melba Liston
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Jazz Blues R & B, Vol. 2   (2012)
Soundtrack Classics Digital Download — Spy Movie Music   (2012)
c. You Don't Say - 3:57(Melba Liston) / arr: Melba Liston
All titles on: Metrojazz LP 12"E/SE-1013 — Melba Liston and Her Bones   (1958)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 408 — Melba Liston and Her Bones   (2006)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Melba Liston and Her Bones   (2011)

Benny Powell is not present on the remaining tracks of this album.

Soloists:
Track a - Powell, Green, Liston, Grey, Burrell, Nasser, Persip, Powell, Green, Grey, Liston (all short)
Track b - Powell, Green, Liston, Grey, Burrell, Powell/Green/Liston/Grey (4-bar exchanges)
Track c - Persip (intro), Green, Liston, Burrell


Date: December 26, 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Warner Bros.
The Trombones, Inc.

Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Bennie Green, Melba Liston, Benny Powell, Frank Rehak (tb), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Dick Hixson, Bart Varsalona (btb), Hank Jones (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. A50107 Neckbones - 3:59(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
Warner Bros. LP 12"W/WS 1272 — The Trombones, Inc.   (1959)
Warner Bros. (Fr.) LP 12"LPW 1515 — The Trombones, Inc. - Power Packed Trombones   (1959)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10266 — The Trombones, Inc.   (2006)
Poll Winners (Sp.) CDPWR 27302 — The Trombones, Inc.   (2012)

Benny Powell does not appear on the 6 tracks from the Hollywood sessions issued on the Warner Bros. LP and CD reissue, recorded on December 3 and 5, 1958.

Soloists: Rehak, Brookmeyer, Powell, Coker, Jones, Green


Date: December 29, 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Warner Bros.
The Trombones, Inc.

Bob Alexander, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Bennie Green, Melba Liston, Benny Powell, Frank Rehak (tb), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Dick Hixson, Bart Varsalona (btb), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. A50108 Soft Winds - 3:51(Fletcher Henderson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
b. A50109 Dues Blues - 6:54(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
Both titles on: Warner Bros. LP 12"W/WS 1272 — The Trombones, Inc.   (1959)
Warner Bros. (Fr.) LP 12"LPW 1515 — The Trombones, Inc. - Power Packed Trombones   (1959)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10266 — The Trombones, Inc.   (2006)
Poll Winners (Sp.) CDPWR 27302 — The Trombones, Inc.   (2012)

Benny Powell does not appear on the 6 tracks from the Hollywood sessions issued on the Warner Bros. LP and CD reissue, recorded on December 3 and 5, 1958.

Soloists:
Track a - Cleveland
Track b - Liston, Brookmeyer, Bert, Jones, Rehak, Green, Hinton


Date: December 31, 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Warner Bros.
The Trombones, Inc.

Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Melba Liston, Benny Powell, Frank Rehak (tb), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Dick Hixson, Bart Varsalona (btb), Hank Jones (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. A50110 Tee Jay - 4:06(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
Warner Bros. LP 12"W/WS 1272 — The Trombones, Inc.   (1959)
Warner Bros. (Fr.) LP 12"LPW 1515 — The Trombones, Inc. - Power Packed Trombones   (1959)
b. A50111 Long Before I Knew You - 3:56(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) / arr: J. J. Johnson
Warner Bros. LP 12"W/WS 1272 — The Trombones, Inc.   (1959)
Warner Bros. (Fr.) LP 12"LPW 1515 — The Trombones, Inc. - Power Packed Trombones   (1959)
c. A50112 I've Found a New Baby (I Found a New Baby) - 4:25(Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams) / arr: J. J. Johnson
Warner Bros. LP 12"W/WS 1281 — Jazz Festival In Stereo: Near In and Far Out   (1959)
All titles on: Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10266 — The Trombones, Inc.   (2006)
Poll Winners (Sp.) CDPWR 27302 — The Trombones, Inc.   (2012)

Benny Powell does not appear on the 6 tracks from the Hollywood sessions issued on the Warner Bros. LP and CD reissue, recorded on December 3 and 5, 1958. According to the Bruyninckx and Lord discographies, track c is a "spliced tape recorded at 2 different dates, probably December 3 or 5 and the alternate date." A guitar is audible suggesting December 5 when Barney Kessel was present. The personnel on that date besides Kessel were Marshall Cram, Herbie Harper, Joe Howard, Ed Kusby, Dick Nash, Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, Frank Beach (tb), George Roberts, Ken Shroyer (btb), Marty Paich (p), Red Mitchell (b), Mel Lewis (d). It is not clear who from the New York session actually performs on track c.

Soloists:
Track a - Rehak, Brookmeyer, Powell, Bert, Cleveland, Marshall (walking)
Track b - Cleveland, Rehak, Jones
Track c - see above


Date: September 25 and 28, 1959
Location: Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Argo
Al Grey, The Last Of the Big Plungers (octet)

Al Grey (ldr), Joe Newman (t), Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Billy Mitchell (ts), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Floyd Morris (p), Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d)

a. 9750 Bluish Grey - 3:08(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
b. 9751 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good - 3:18(Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Frank Foster
c. 9752 How Come You Do Me Like You Do - 2:27(Gene Austin, Roy Pergere) / arr: Frank Foster
Argo 455358   (1960)
d. 9753 Things Ain't What They Used to Be - 3:37(Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons) / arr: Frank Foster
Argo 455358   (1960)
e. 9754 Open Wider Please - 4:50(Al Grey) / arr: Frank Foster
f. 9755 Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament) - 3:06(Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Frank Foster
g. 9756 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - 3:36(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Frank Foster
Verve Digital Download — Priceless Jazz Collection: Rodgers & Hart Songbook   (1998)
h. 9757 The Elder - 5:14(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
i. 9758 Kenie-Konie - 6:06(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
All titles on: Argo LP 12"LP/LPS 653 — Al Grey, The Last Of the Big Plungers   (1960)
Chess LP 12"2ACMJ 409 — Basic Grey   (1976)
Chess LP 12"CH2 9220 — Basic Grey   (1984)
Chess LP 12"CH2 92513 — Basic Grey   
Vogue (Fr.) CD655017 — Al Grey and the Basie Wing   (1991)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 590 — Al Grey and the Basie Wing: The Last of the Big Plungers   (2010)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Al Grey   (2011)

Soloists:
Tracks a, c - Grey
Track b - Grey, Morris, Grey
Track d - Mitchell, Grey, Grey/Jones
Track e - Morris, Mitchell, Grey/Powell (4-bar exchanges with Payne
Track f - Grey, Newman, Grey
Track g - Grey, Newman, Grey, Mitchell, Grey
Track h - Morris (intro), Grey, Morris
Track i - Grey, Mitchell, Grey, Newman, Morris


Date: December 15-16, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Verve
Tal Farlow Plays the Music of Harold Arlen (septet)

Tal Farlow (ldr), Benny Powell (tb), Frank Wess (ts, f), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Tal Farlow (g), Dick Hyman (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. 26527-10 Petticoat High - 4:40(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
b. 26528-6 One Step - Two Step - 3:09(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
c. 26529-4 For Every Man There's a Woman - 4:22(Harold Arlen, Leo Robin)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"MGV 8371/MGVS 6144 — Tal Farlow Plays the Music of Harold Arlen   (1960)
Verve (Jpn.) LP 12"MV 2589 — Tal Farlow Plays the Music of Harold Arlen   (1975)
Mosaic CDMD7-224 — The Complete Verve Tal Farlow Sessions   (2005)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1086 — Tal Farlow: Three Classic Albums Plus   (2013)
Verve Digital Download — The Complete Verve Tal Farlow Sessions   (2011)

Frank Wess (f) on b.

Benny Powell and Charles Fowlkes do not play on the other tracks from these sessions. The arrangements were probably done by Dick Hyman.

Soloists:
Track a - Farlow, Powell, Hyman, Wess (ts), Farlow
Track b - Hyman, Wess (f), Farlow, Farlow/Powell/Farlow/Wess (f) (4-bar exchanges), Farlow/Johnson (4-bar exchanges)
Track c - Farlow, Wess (ts), Hyman


Date: ca. 1960
Location: Mercury Sound Studio, New York City
Label: Mercury
Ernestine Anderson: Moanin' Moanin' Moanin' (with big band)

Ernestine Anderson (ldr), Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis, Snooky Young (t), Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Marshal Royal, Frank Wess (as), Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell (ts), Charles Fowlkes (bar), unknown (g), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Charli Persip (d), Hal Mooney (con), Ernestine Anderson (v)

a. 19569 Get out and Get Under the Moon - 3:08(Larry Shay, Charles Tobias, William Jerome) / arr: Hal Mooney
Mercury LP 12"MG 20582/SR 60242 — Moanin' Moanin' Moanin'   (1960)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1170 — Ernestine Anderson: Four Classic Albums   (2015)
b. 19570 Moanin' Low - 3:37(Ralph Rainger, Howard Dietz) / arr: Hal Mooney
Mercury LP 12"MG 20582/SR 60242 — Moanin' Moanin' Moanin'   (1960)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1170 — Ernestine Anderson: Four Classic Albums   (2015)
c. 19571 Hooray for Love - 3:00(Harold Arlen, Leo Robin) / arr: Hal Mooney
Mercury LP 12"MG 20582/SR 60242 — Moanin' Moanin' Moanin'   (1960)
Verve CD314 537 573 2 — That Old Black Magic: The Harold Arlen Songbook   (1997)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1170 — Ernestine Anderson: Four Classic Albums   (2015)
d. 19572 The Gypsy Goofed - 2:41(Charles Singleton, Rose Marie McCoy) / arr: Hal Mooney
Mercury LP 12"MG 20582/SR 60242 — Moanin' Moanin' Moanin'   (1960)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1170 — Ernestine Anderson: Four Classic Albums   (2015)
e. 19573 Come Rain or Come Shine - 3:30(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Hal Mooney
Mercury LP 12"MG 20582/SR 60242 — Moanin' Moanin' Moanin'   (1960)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1170 — Ernestine Anderson: Four Classic Albums   (2015)
f. 19574 Tomorrow Mountain - 3:16(Duke Ellington, John Latouche) / arr: Hal Mooney
Mercury LP 12"MG 20582/SR 60242 — Moanin' Moanin' Moanin'   (1960)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1170 — Ernestine Anderson: Four Classic Albums   (2015)
g. 19575 Climb Ev'ry Mountain(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Hal Mooney
unissued
h. 19576 Mr. Paganini (If You Can't Sing It, You'll Have to Swing It) - 4:39(Sam Coslow) / arr: Hal Mooney
Mercury LP 12"MG 20582/SR 60242 — Moanin' Moanin' Moanin'   (1960)
Avid (Eng.) CDAMSC 1170 — Ernestine Anderson: Four Classic Albums   (2015)

These tracks were recorded in two sessions on unknown dates in either 1959 or 1960. One session employed a nine-piece ensemble and the other, a sixteen-piece band. It's difficult to determine which are the smaller group tracks. The sessions must have been close together in time since the matrix numbers are contiguous. The personnel on each session are not known. Most of the personnel shown were members of the Count Basie Orchestra, the exceptions being Ernie Royal, Travis, Hank Jones, Hinton and Persip. A rhythm guitar is heard but not credited. The album also includes 4 tracks, "My Melancholy Baby," "More Than You Know," "A Tree in the Meadow" and "I Got Lost in His Arms" with only strings, woodwinds and rhythm section.


Date: January 27, 1960
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Vee Jay
Bill Henderson and octet

Bill Henderson (ldr), Bobby Bryant (t), Benny Powell (tb), Billy Mitchell, Frank Wess (ts), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Gildo Mahones (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Al Duncan (d), Bill Henderson (v)

a. 60-1362 Sleepy - 2:45(Bobby Bryant, Oscar Brown, Jr.) / arr: Frank Wess
b. 60-1363 I Go for That - 3:55(Matt Malneck, Frank Loesser) / arr: Frank Wess
Vee Jay LP 12"VJS 3055 — Please Send Me Someone To Love   (1974)
Both titles on: Vee Jay CDNVJ2-909 — Bill Henderson - His Complete Vee Jay Recordings Vol. 1   (1993)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8548 — Bill Henderson: His Complete Vee Jay Recordings Volume 1   (2000)

There are no instrumental solos on either track.


Date: ca. June 1960
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Workshop Jazz
Earl Washington Septet: All Star Jazz

Earl Washington (ldr), Thad Jones (t), Benny Powell (tb), Frank Wess (as, f), Frank Foster (ts), unknown (bar), Earl Washington (p), Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d)

a. Opus No. 3 - 3:43(Earl Washington)
b. Taste Time - 6:48(Thad Jones)
c. The Swinging Jesters Blues - 4:56(Earl Washington)
d. Tony's Tune - 7:31(Frank Foster)
e. The Ghost - 2:03(Earl Washington)
All titles on: Workshop Jazz LP 12"WSJ 202 — All Star Jazz   (1963)

Frank Wess (as) on c, (f) on a-b, d; unknown (bar) on e.

This LP has one additional track, "March Lightly," with a completely different ensemble that does not include Benny Powell. Track c has an alto saxophone solo, not mentioned in the liner notes, that sounds very much like Frank Wess, who is listed as playing only flute. Track e has an unmentioned baritone saxophonist prominent in the ensemble sections.

Soloists:
Track a - Wess (f), T. Jones, Washington, Payne (breaks)
Track b - Payne (intro), Powell, Foster, T. Jones, Wess (f), Washington, Payne
Track c - Washington, Foster, T. Jones, Wess (as)
Track d - Foster, Powell, Wess (f), T. Jones, Washington
Track e - none (This is a brief ensemble evocation of "When the Saints Go Marching In.")


Date: July 15, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
The Leiber-Stoller Big Band: Yakety Yak

Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller (ldr), Sonny Cohn, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (t), Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell, Frank Rehak (tb), Marshal Royal (as), Frank Wess (as, f), Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell (ts), Seldon Powell (ts, f), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Freddie Green (g), Hank Jones (p), Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d)

a. 4709 Hound Dog - 3:17(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
b. 4710 Loving You - 2:31(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
c. 4711 Jailhouse Rock - 3:04(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
d. 4712 Poison Ivy - 2:15(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
e. 4713 Yakety Yak - 2:06(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Atlantic (Swd.) 4570070   
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8047 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (1960)
Collectors' Choice CDWWCCM 2001-2 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2009)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27930 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2014)

Most of the personnel were members of the Count Basie Orchestra, the exceptions being Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Rehak, Seldon Powell and Hank Jones.
Solos:
Track a - trumpet
Track b - Wess (f)
Track c - Wess (f), S. Powell (f), trumpet
Track d - trumpet, tenor sax, H. Jones
Track e - none


Date: July 18, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
The Leiber-Stoller Big Band: Yakety Yak

Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller (ldr), Thad Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (t), Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell, Frank Rehak (tb), Marshal Royal (as), Frank Wess (as, f), Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell (ts), Seldon Powell (ts, f), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Allen Hanlon (g), Hank Jones (p), Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d)

a. 4714 Smokey Joe's Cafe - 2:22(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
b. 4715 Charlie Brown - 2:36(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Atlantic (Swd.) 4570070   
Both titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8047 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (1960)
Collectors' Choice CDWWCCM 2001-2 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2009)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27930 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2014)

Most of the personnel were members of the Count Basie Orchestra, the exceptions being Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Rehak, Seldon Powell, Hanlon and Hank Jones. The liner notes to Atlantic 8047 indicate that the guitarist on track a is Kenny Burrell and Freddie Green on track b. The personnel shown come from Ruppli's Atlantic Records discography.

Solos:
Track a - none
Track b - trombone


Date: July 26, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
The Leiber-Stoller Big Band: Yakety Yak

Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller (ldr), Sonny Cohn, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (t), Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell, Frank Rehak (tb), Marshal Royal, Frank Wess (as), Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell, Seldon Powell (ts), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Kenny Burrell (g), Ellis Larkins (p), Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d)

a. 4716 Bazoom - 2:37(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8047 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (1960)
Collectors' Choice CDWWCCM 2001-2 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2009)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27930 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2014)
b. 4717 Don't - 3:23(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8047 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (1960)
Collectors' Choice CDWWCCM 2001-2 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2009)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27930 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2014)
c. 4718 Kansas City - 2:29(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8047 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (1960)
Collectors' Choice CDWWCCM 2001-2 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2009)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27930 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2014)
d. 4719 Black Denim Trousers and Motorcyle Boots - 1:58(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8047 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (1960)
Collectors' Choice CDWWCCM 2001-2 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2009)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27930 — Yakety Yak: The Leiber-Stoller Big Band   (2014)
e. 4720 Searchin'(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Frank Foster, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
unissued

Most of the personnel were members of the Count Basie Orchestra, the exceptions being Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Rehak, Seldon Powell, Burrell and Ellis Larkins. These titles have not been auditioned. The liner notes to Atlantic 8047 indicate that on tracks a and b, the guitarist is Allen Hanlon and Thad Jones replaces Joe Newman. The personnel shown come from Ruppli's Atlantic Records discography.

Solos:
Tracks a-c - Larkins
Track d - none
Track e - not auditioned


Date: August 23-25, 1960
Location: Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Argo
Al Grey: The Thinking Man's Trombone (nonet)

Al Grey (ldr), Joe Newman (t), Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Billy Mitchell (ts), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Freddie Green (g), Eddie Higgins (p), Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d)

a. 10385 Tenderly - 2:02(Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) / arr: Clare Fischer
b. 10386 When I Fall in Love - 2:32(Victor Young, Edward Heyman) / arr: Nat Pierce
c. 10387 Don't Cry Baby - 2:22(Jimmy Johnson, Saul Bernie, Stella Unger) / arr: Thad Jones
d. 10388 Al-Amo - 4:50(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
e. 10389 Rompin' - 3:44(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
Argo 455392   (1960)
Argo LP 12"ALPS 1 — The Best of Argo Jazz   (1963)
f. 10390 King Bee - 5:38(Al Grey) / arr: Al Grey
g. 10391 Salty Papa - 5:50(Al Grey) / arr: Al Grey
Argo 455392   (1960)
h. 10392 Stranded - 5:28(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
All titles on: Argo LP 12"LP/LPS 677 — The Thinking Man's Trombone   (1961)
Pye (Eng.) LP 12"NJL 31 — The Thinking Man's Trombone   (1961)
Vogue (Fr.) CD655017 — Al Grey and the Basie Wing   (1991)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 590 — Al Grey and the Basie Wing: The Last of the Big Plungers   (2010)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Al Grey   (2011)

Freddie Green (g) on b-h; Eddie Higgins (p) on b-h; Eddie Jones (b) on b-h; Sonny Payne (d) on b-h.

Soloists:
Track a - none (horn choir)
Track b - Grey
Track c - Grey, Mitchell, Grey
Track d - Higgins (intro), Grey, Mitchell, Newman, Powell, Higgins
Track e - Higgins, Higgins, Newman, Mitchell, Grey
Track f - Payne (intro), Grey, Payne, Mitchell, Payne, Newman, Payne, Higgins, Powell, Payne
Track g - Higgins, Grey, Fowlkes, Mitchell
Track h - Higgins (intro), Higgins, Grey


Date: December 26, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Impulse!
Ray Charles: Genius + Soul = Jazz (big band)

Ray Charles (ldr), Phil Guilbeau, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (t), Henry Coker, Urbie Green, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Marshal Royal, Frank Wess (as), Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell (ts), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Freddie Green (g), Ray Charles (or, v), Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d)

a. 7865 I've Got News for You - 4:35(Roy Alfred) / arr: Ralph Burns
Impulse! 4545-202   (1961)
ABC-Paramount LP 12"ABC 415 — Ray Charles Greatest Hits   (1962)
Rhino CDR2 72859 — Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection   (1997)
Rhino CDR2 75644 — Ultimate Hits Collection   (1999)
b. From the Heart - 3:37(Ray Charles) / arr: Quincy Jones
ABC-Paramount LP 12"ABC 590X — A Man and His Soul   (1967)
c. Mister C - 4:32(Ray Charles) / arr: Ralph Burns
d. Stompin' Room Only - 3:47(Howard Marks) / arr: Ralph Burns
e. Moanin' (vocal) - 3:20(Bobby Timmons, Jon Hendricks) / arr: Quincy Jones
Probe (Fr.) LP 12"C064 92645 — Ray Charles' Golden Record   (1972)
f. Strike up the Band - 2:38(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Quincy Jones
All titles on: Impulse! LP 12"A/AS-2 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   (1961)
HMV (Eng.) LP 12"CLP 1475/CSD 1384 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   (1961)
Dunhill LP 12"DZL 038 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   (1988)
Essential (Eng.) LP 12"009 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   (1989)
Personality (Eu.) LP 12"PRS 13001 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   (1989)
ABC-Impulse! LP 12"19503 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   
Impulse! LP 12"MAS/SMAS 90647 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   
Dunhill CDDZS 038 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   (1988)
Castle Classics (Eng.) CDCLACD 339 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 72814 — Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind Of Jazz   (1997)
Concord Jazz CDCRE-31669-02 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   (2010)
Verve/Hip-O Select CDB0014962-02 — First Impulse!: The Creed Taylor Collection - 50th Anniversary   (2011)
American Jazz Classics (Sp.) CDAJC 99028 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   (2011)
Hallmark (Eng.) CD711352 — Genius + Soul = Jazz   (2012)
Jasmine (Eng.) CDJASCD 191 — Soul + Jazz = Genius: Four Defintive Albums   (2012)

Most of the ensemble were members of the Count Basie Orchestra, the exceptions being Guilbeau, Terry and Urbie Green.


Date: September 12, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: Workshop Jazz
Pepper Adams Plays the Compositions of Charlie Mingus (octet)

Pepper Adams (ldr), Thad Jones (t), Benny Powell (tb), Charles McPherson (as), Zoot Sims (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Hank Jones (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Dannie Richmond (d), Charles Mingus (dir)

a. Better Git It in Your Soul - 4:03(Charles Mingus) / arr: Thad Jones
b. Portrait - 2:54(Charles Mingus) / arr: Thad Jones
c. Haitian Fight Song - 7:53(Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
All titles on: Workshop Jazz LP 12"WSJ(S)-219 — Pepper Adams Plays the Compositions of Charlie Mingus   (1964)
Jazz Workshop (Eu.) LP 12"JW 018 (180 g.) — Pepper Adams Plays the Compositions of Charlie Mingus   (2010)
Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SMJ 7475 — Pepper Adams Plays Charlie Mingus   
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 177 — Pepper Adams Plays Charlie Mingus   (1991)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 341 — Pepper Adams Plays Charlie Mingus   (2003)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 604 — Pepper Adams Plays the Compositions of Charlie Mingus   (2010)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Pepper Adams   (2012)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — A Salute To Charles Mingus   (2012)

Benny Powell does not appear on any of the other tracks of the album.

Soloists:
Track a - Sims, Adams, T. Jones
Track b - H. Jones
Track c - H. Jones, Adams, Sims, T. Jones


Sessions Reported: 36

Performances Reported: 168

Unique Songs Reported: 159

Unique Issues Reported: 286