Frank Strozier Discography

The Frank Strozier Discography

by Noal Cohen

Page generated on Nov 15, 2016


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


Date: November 18, 1952
Location: Sun Records Studio, 706 Union, Memphis, TN
Label: Sun
Houston Stokes on Sun Records

Houston Stokes (ldr), Matthew Garrett (t), Frank Strozier (as), Gilmore Daniels (ts), Erskine McLellan (g), Evans Bradshaw (p), Houston Stokes (d, v)

a. Baby's Gone and Left Me - 2:12(Houston Stokes)
Charly (Eng.) LP 12"Sun Box 105 — Sun: The Blues Years   (1984)
Sun LP 12"PLP 321 — Walkin' the Bear Cat   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CDSun Box 7 — Sun Records: The Blues Years, 1950-1958   (1996)
Original Sun CD41010 — The Sun Blues Years   (2000)
Varèse Sarabande CD066 383 2 — Sun Records: 25 More Blues Classics   (2002)
Varèse Sarabande CD066 478 2 — Sun Records: Ultimate Blues Collection   (2003)
Suite 102 Digital Download — Rats in My Kitchen, Blues in My Head   (2014)
b. Blue and Lonesome (4 O'Clock Blues) - 2:04(Houston Stokes)
Charly (Eng.) LP 12"Sun Box 105 — Sun: The Blues Years   (1984)
Charly (Eng.) CDSun Box 7 — Sun Records: The Blues Years, 1950-1958   (1996)
JSP (Eng.) CD7777 — Memphis Blues   (2006)
Suite 102 Digital Download — Howlin' Wolf & Friends: Blues Party   (2014)
Suite 102 Digital Download — Rats in My Kitchen, Blues in My Head   (2014)
c. You'll Be Sorry - 2:22(Houston Stokes)
Charly (Eng.) LP 12"Sun Box 105 — Sun: The Blues Years   (1984)
Sun LP 12"PLP 321 — Walkin' the Bear Cat   (1987)
Charly (Eng.) CDSun Box 7 — Sun Records: The Blues Years, 1950-1958   (1996)
EMI (Eu.) CD5 76116 2 — The Sun Legend: Rhythm & Blues Vol. 1   (2000)
JSP (Eng.) CD7777 — Memphis Blues   (2006)
Cleopatra Digital Download — Memphis Blues: 100 Vintage Tracks   (2009)
Suite 102 Digital Download — Howlin' Wolf & Friends: Blues Party   (2014)
Suite 102 Digital Download — Rats in My Kitchen, Blues in My Head   (2014)
d. We're All Gonna Do Some Wrong - 2:18(Houston Stokes)
Charly (Eng.) CDSun 36 — Sun Blues Archives Vol. 4 - Way After Midnight   (1992)
Charly (Eng.) CDSun Box 7 — Sun Records: The Blues Years, 1950-1958   (1996)
Varèse Sarabande CD066 473 2 — Sun Records: 25 Rare Sun Blues Classics   (2003)
Varèse Sarabande CD066 478 2 — Sun Records: Ultimate Blues Collection   (2003)
e. Best Friend Blues(Houston Stokes)
unissued
f. Untitled Instrumental 1(composer unknown)
unissued
g. Untitled Instrumental 2(composer unknown)
unissued

Houston Stokes (v) on a-e.

The information shown is taken from an online Sun Records discography that has subsequently disappeared. Sun Records historian John Boija informs me that the original source is probably "Sun Records: The Discography" by Colin Escott & Martin Hawkins, Bear Family Books BFB 10010, W. Germany, 1987, a book that I have not yet examined. The details at first seem somewhat suspect. Frank Strozier would have been only 15 years old at the time but being from Memphis where the recording took place, it is certainly conceivable that he was involved. Furthermore, photos exist of Strozier with alto saxophone around this time. Bruyninckx indicates that there are no horns on tracks a and b. After auditioning some, but not all of this material, it appears that horns are definitely present on tracks c and d and possibly briefly on a. Bruyninckx also indicates the existence of two additional titles, "Going Crazy" and "The Hammer." Perhaps these are the "untitled instrumentals." There also may be alternate takes of titles a and b. This material was never issued originally and the issued titles only appeared much later on the blues anthologies listed. Sun Box 105 is a 9 LP set released in 1984.

Bruyninckx shows another session from 1952 with this same band recording a tune called "Got Me a Horse and Wagon" and issued on Sun/Charly (Eng.) CD 38 (The Sun Blues Archives Vol. 6 - Too Blue To Cry). This title could not be found in the Sun Records discography.


Date: ca. 1958
Location: Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Mercury
Frank Strozier Quartet

Frank Strozier (ldr), Frank Strozier (as), Billy Wallace (p), Bill Lee (b), unknown (d)

a. 17003 (JB 329) What a Difference a Day Made (What a Difference a Day Makes)(Maria Grever, Stanley Adams)
b. 17004 (JB 330) Six Trey and Cottage(composer unknown)
c. 17005 (JB 331) Linger Awhile(Vincent Rose, Harry Owens)
d. 17006 (JB 332) Last Night When We Were Young(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
e. 17007 (JB 333) In the Still of the Night(Cole Porter)
f. 17008 (JB 334) Come Rain or Come Shine(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
g. 17009 (JB 335) Just One of Those Things(Cole Porter)
All titles unissued.

This session was produced by Max Roach for the Mercury label but never issued. The drummer could be Bill Hobbs, Donald Clark or Vernel Fournier.


Date: January 30, 1959
Location: Olmsted Studios, New York City
Label: United Artists
Young Men from Memphis

Booker Little, Louis Smith (t), Frank Strozier (as), George Coleman (ts), Calvin Newborn (g), Phineas Newborn, Jr. (p), Jamil Nasser [George Joyner] (b), Charles Crosby (d)

a. Things Ain't What They Used to Be - 10:44(Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons)
Blue Note CDCDP 7 84457 2 — Booker Little 4 & Max Roach   (1991)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10110 — Booker Little Featuring Booker Ervin - New York Sessions   (2004)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Booker Little   (2011)
b. Blue 'n' Boogie - 8:09(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
Blue Note CDCDP 7 84457 2 — Booker Little 4 & Max Roach   (1991)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10110 — Booker Little Featuring Booker Ervin - New York Sessions   (2004)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Booker Little   (2011)
c. Star Eyes - 10:24(Gene DePaul, Don Raye)
d. After Hours - 8:26(Avery Parrish)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10110 — Booker Little Featuring Booker Ervin - New York Sessions   (2004)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Booker Little   (2011)
All titles on: United Artists LP 12"UAL 4029/UAS 5029 — Down Home Reunion   (1959)
United Artists (Jpn.) LP 12"LAX 3130 — Down Home Reunion   (1976)
Liberty (Jpn.) LP 12"LBJ 60060 — Down Home Reunion   
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 9457 — Down Home Reunion   (2002)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 1642 — Down Home Reunion   (2010)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Down Home Reunion   (2010)

Booker Little (t) on a-b; Louis Smith (t) on a-b; Frank Strozier (as) on a-c; George Coleman (ts) on a-b; Calvin Newborn (g) on a-b, d.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars (6 choruses); Booker Little (t) 24 bars (2 choruses); George Coleman (ts) 24 bars (2 choruses); Louis Smith (t) 24 bars (2 choruses); Calvin Newborn (g) 12 bars (1 chorus); Jamil Nasser [George Joyner] (b) 12 bars (1 chorus); Phineas Newborn, Jr. (p) 24 bars (2 choruses)
b - Jamil Nasser [George Joyner] (b) 12-bar intro walking; Frank Strozier (as) 180 bars (15 choruses); Booker Little (t) 96 bars (8 choruses); George Coleman (ts) 72 bars (6 choruses); Louis Smith (t) 60 bars (5 choruses); Phineas Newborn, Jr. (p) 96 bars (8 choruses)
c - Phineas Newborn, Jr. (p) 8-bar intro; Frank Strozier (as) 108 bars (3 choruses); Phineas Newborn, Jr. (p) 72 bars (2 choruses); Jamil Nasser [George Joyner] (b) 36 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars (3 choruses) 4-bar exchanges with piano; Frank Strozier (as) 12 bars coda
d - Phineas Newborn, Jr. (p) 48 bars (2 choruses); Jamil Nasser [George Joyner] (b) 24 bars (2 choruses); Calvin Newborn (g) 24 bars (2 choruses)

The recording date comes from the Ruppli/Cuscuna Blue Note Label Discography CD-ROM. Fresh Sound 1642 gives the recording date as April 15, 1959.


Date: Spring, 1959
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Apex
Edward Redding and Orchestra

Edward 'Bunky' Redding (ldr), Sonny Cohn (t), Morris Brice (frh), Frank Strozier (as), Von Freeman (ts), McKinley Easton (bar), unknown (str, bkv), Lefty Bates (g), Floyd Morris (p), Quinn Wilson (b), Marshall Thompson (d), Edward 'Bunky' Redding (v)

a. 963 Devoted to Debbie - 2:24(Edward. C. Redding) / arr: Richard Evans
b. 964 Come On Home - 2:36(Edward. C. Redding) / arr: Richard Evans
Both titles on: Apex 457753   (1959)
Chess 451741   (1959)

An unidentified string section and backup vocalists are present on this session. The disc labels give arranger credit to "R. Evans." I am assuming this is Chicago-based Richard Evans.


Date: June 17-18, 1959
Location: Universal Recorders, Chicago, IL
Label: Vee Jay
Walter Perkins' MJT+III

Walter Perkins (ldr), Willie Thomas (t), Frank Strozier (as), Harold Mabern (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Walter Perkins (d)

a. 59-1181 (short tk.)alt Sleepy - 2:08(Bobby Bryant, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
Vee Jay 4545-340   (1959)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8557 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (2000)
b. 59-1182 (short tk.)alt Whiffenpoof Song - 2:36(Tod B. Galloway, Meade Minnigerode, George S. Pomeroy, Rudy Vallee)
Vee Jay 4545-340   (1959)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8557 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (2000)
c. 59-1183 Whiffenpoof Song - 5:56(Tod B. Galloway, Meade Minnigerode, George S. Pomeroy, Rudy Vallee)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 1013 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (1959)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-009 — Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy   (1997)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8557 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (2000)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Walter Perkins   (2011)
d. 59-1184 Sleepy - 8:17(Bobby Bryant, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 1013 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (1959)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3026 — Summit Meeting   (1961)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-009 — Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy   (1997)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8557 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (2000)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Walter Perkins   (2011)
e. 59-1185 Brother Spike - 5:41(Harold Mabern)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 1013 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (1959)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-009 — Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy   (1997)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8557 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7261 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 2   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Walter Perkins   (2011)
f. 59-1185alt Brother Spike - 7:28(Harold Mabern)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8557 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (2000)
g. 59-1186 (short tk.) Big Hands(Frank Strozier)
unissued
h. 59-1187 Big Hands - 5:39(Frank Strozier)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 1013 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (1959)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-009 — Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy   (1997)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8557 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (2000)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Walter Perkins   (2011)
i. 59-1188 Rochelle - 4:23(Harold Mabern)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 1013 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (1959)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-009 — Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy   (1997)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8557 — Walter Perkins' MJT+III   (2000)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Walter Perkins   (2011)
j. 59-1189 All My Life(Frank Strozier)
unissued
k. 59-1190 Love for Sale(Cole Porter)
unissued
l. 59-1191 These Foolish Things(Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
unissued
m. 59-1192 No No(composer unknown)
unissued
Solos:
c - Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Willie Thomas (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus) 4-bar exchanges with Perkins alternating with Thomas; Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 20 bars coda
d - Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 36 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 36 bars (1 chorus)
e - Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Bob Cranshaw (b) 32 bars (1 chorus)
h - Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus) 4- and 2-bar exchanges with Perkins alternating with Thomas; Harold Mabern (p) 16 bars (0.5 chorus); Bob Cranshaw (b) 16 bars (0.5 chorus) walking
i - Harold Mabern (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Willie Thomas (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Bob Cranshaw (b) 32 bars (1 chorus) walking (fast!); Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses) 8-bar exchanges with Perkins alternating with Thomas

This Chicago-based quintet was known as the MJT+3 (MJT = Cranshaw, Perkins = The Modern Jazz Two). The alternate takes, found only on the Koch CD, have not been reissued.


Date: December 9, 1959
Location: Fine Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Vee Jay
Frank Strozier Quintet: Fantastic Frank Strozier

Frank Strozier (ldr), Booker Little (t), Frank Strozier (as), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a. 60-1453 tk. 2 W.K. Blues - 4:05(Wynton Kelly)
Vee Jay 4545-362   (1960)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1960)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-86-JY — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1977)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1978)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 49 — Waltz of the Demons   (1980)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6008 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1981)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"L6AF 174 — Waltz of the Demons   (1981)
Atlantis (Eng.) LP 12"ATS 5 — Waltz of the Demons   (1986)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"JC-4 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Affinity (Eng.) CDCDAFF 753 — Lookin' Ahead   (1989)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1020/21 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1991)
Vee Jay CDNVX2-001 — Vee Jay Sampler   (1992)
Vee Jay CDNVJ2-903 — Frank Strozier - Fantastic Plus   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-012 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1997)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8188 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1998)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8550 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (2000)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
b. 60-1454 tk. 6 A Starling's Theme - 5:25(Frank Strozier)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1960)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-86-JY — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1977)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1978)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 49 — Waltz of the Demons   (1980)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6008 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1981)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"L6AF 174 — Waltz of the Demons   (1981)
Atlantis (Eng.) LP 12"ATS 5 — Waltz of the Demons   (1986)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"JC-4 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Affinity (Eng.) CDCDAFF 753 — Lookin' Ahead   (1989)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1020/21 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1991)
Vee Jay CDNVJ2-903 — Frank Strozier - Fantastic Plus   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-012 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1997)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8188 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1998)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8550 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (2000)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
c. 60-1454* tk. 4alt A Starling's Theme - 5:26(Frank Strozier)
d. 60-?* tk. 10 Lucka Duce - 9:55(Frank Strozier)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 2640 — Alternate Sessions at the Early '60s   
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1001 — Wynton Kelly - Alternate Takes of the Fantastic and Others   (1990)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1020/21 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1991)
Vee Jay CDNVJ2-903 — Frank Strozier - Fantastic Plus   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-012 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1997)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8188 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1998)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8550 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (2000)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
e. 60-?* tk. 15 Runnin' - 3:36(Frank Strozier)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1020/21 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1991)
Vee Jay CDNVJ2-903 — Frank Strozier - Fantastic Plus   (1993)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8188 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1998)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
f. 60-?* tk. 2alt Just in Time - 8:49(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1020/21 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1991)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)
g. 60-?* tk. 3 Just in Time - 7:28(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6025 — Kelly's Memories   (1982)
Vee Jay CDNVJ2-903 — Frank Strozier - Fantastic Plus   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-012 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1997)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8188 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1998)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8550 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7262 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 3   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
h. 60-?* tk. 5 Tibbit - 9:48(Frank Strozier)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6025 — Kelly's Memories   (1982)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1001 — Wynton Kelly - Alternate Takes of the Fantastic and Others   (1990)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1020/21 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1991)
Vee Jay CDNVJ2-903 — Frank Strozier - Fantastic Plus   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-012 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1997)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8188 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1998)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8550 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (2000)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
i. 60-?* tk. 8alt Lucka Duce - 9:38(Frank Strozier)
All titles on: Mosaic CDMD6-205 — The Complete Vee Jay Paul Chambers-Wynton Kelly Sessions 1959-61   (2001)
Solos:
a - Booker Little (t) 36 bars (3 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars (4 choruses); Paul Chambers (b) 12 bars (1 chorus) walking
b - Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Booker Little (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Wynton Kelly (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Paul Chambers (b) 32 bars (1 chorus) arco; Jimmy Cobb (d) 8 bars
c - Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Booker Little (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Wynton Kelly (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Paul Chambers (b) 32 bars (1 chorus) arco
d - Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars (3 choruses); Booker Little (t) 24 bars (2 choruses); Wynton Kelly (p) 24 bars (2 choruses); Paul Chambers (b) 24 bars (2 choruses)
e - Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars during head; Booker Little (t) 4 bars during head; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars bridge during head; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Booker Little (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Wynton Kelly (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus) 4-bar exchanges with Cobb alternating with Little; Jimmy Cobb (d) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars during head; Booker Little (t) 4 bars during head; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars bridge during head
f - Jimmy Cobb (d) 4-bar intro; Frank Strozier (as) 96 bars (3 choruses); Booker Little (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Wynton Kelly (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Paul Chambers (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus) 4-bar exchanges with Cobb alternating with Little
g - Jimmy Cobb (d) 4-bar intro; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Booker Little (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Wynton Kelly (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus) 4-bar exchanges with Cobb alternating with Little
h - Frank Strozier (as) 84 bars (7 choruses); Booker Little (t) 88 bars (7+ choruses); Wynton Kelly (p) 34 bars; Paul Chambers (b) 24 bars (2 choruses)
i - Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars (3 choruses); Booker Little (t) 24 bars (2 choruses); Wynton Kelly (p) 24 bars (2 choruses); Paul Chambers (b) 12 bars (1 chorus)

*Matrix numbers were not assigned to these tracks. Runnin' is called Run on Vee Jay NVJ2-903. Some discographies indicate that Vee Jay LP 1007 was the first issue of Fantastic Frank Strozier but this catalog number was assigned to a John Lee Hooker LP. Track e is the first recorded version of this title - see also the session of February 3, 1960.


Date: February 3, 1960
Location: Bell Sound Studio, New York City
Label: Vee Jay
Frank Strozier Quintet: Fantastic Frank Strozier

Frank Strozier (ldr), Booker Little (t), Frank Strozier (as), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a. 60-1455 tk. 6 I Don't Know - 8:17(Frank Strozier)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1960)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-86-JY — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1977)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1978)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 49 — Waltz of the Demons   (1980)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6008 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1981)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"L6AF 174 — Waltz of the Demons   (1981)
Atlantis (Eng.) LP 12"ATS 5 — Waltz of the Demons   (1986)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"JC-4 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Affinity (Eng.) CDCDAFF 753 — Lookin' Ahead   (1989)
Vee Jay CDNVJ2-903 — Frank Strozier - Fantastic Plus   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-012 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1997)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8188 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1998)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8550 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (2000)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
b. 60-1455* tk. 3alt I Don't Know - 9:16(Frank Strozier)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1001 — Wynton Kelly - Alternate Takes of the Fantastic and Others   (1990)
c. 60-1456 tk. 3 Waltz of the Demons (The Grande Valse) - 5:40(Booker Little)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1960)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-86-JY — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1977)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1978)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 49 — Waltz of the Demons   (1980)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6008 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1981)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"L6AF 174 — Waltz of the Demons   (1981)
Atlantis (Eng.) LP 12"ATS 5 — Waltz of the Demons   (1986)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"JC-4 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Affinity (Eng.) CDCDAFF 753 — Lookin' Ahead   (1989)
Vee Jay CDNVJ2-903 — Frank Strozier - Fantastic Plus   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-012 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1997)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8188 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1998)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8550 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (2000)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — No. 1 Classic Jazz & Swing Albums   (2012)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
d. 60-1456* tk. 1alt Waltz of the Demons (The Grande Valse) - 6:29(Booker Little)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1001 — Wynton Kelly - Alternate Takes of the Fantastic and Others   (1990)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8550 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (2000)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)
e. 60-1457 tk. 7 Runnin' - 4:17(Frank Strozier)
Vee Jay 4545-362   (1960)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1960)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-86-JY — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1977)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1978)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 49 — Waltz of the Demons   (1980)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6008 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1981)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"L6AF 174 — Waltz of the Demons   (1981)
Atlantis (Eng.) LP 12"ATS 5 — Waltz of the Demons   (1986)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"JC-4 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Affinity (Eng.) CDCDAFF 753 — Lookin' Ahead   (1989)
Vee Jay CDNVJ2-903 — Frank Strozier - Fantastic Plus   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-012 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1997)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8188 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1998)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8550 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7264 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 5   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
f. 60-1457* tk. 4alt Runnin' - 4:19(Frank Strozier)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1001 — Wynton Kelly - Alternate Takes of the Fantastic and Others   (1990)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-012 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1997)
g. 60-1458 tk. 5 Off Shore - 6:48(Leo Diamond, Michael H. Goldsen)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1960)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-86-JY — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1977)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3005 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1978)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 49 — Waltz of the Demons   (1980)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6008 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1981)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"L6AF 174 — Waltz of the Demons   (1981)
Atlantis (Eng.) LP 12"ATS 5 — Waltz of the Demons   (1986)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"JC-4 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1009 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1987)
Affinity (Eng.) CDCDAFF 753 — Lookin' Ahead   (1989)
Vee Jay CDNVJ2-903 — Frank Strozier - Fantastic Plus   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-012 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1997)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8188 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1998)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8550 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (2000)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
h. 60-1458* tk. 3alt Off Shore - 6:31(Leo Diamond, Michael H. Goldsen)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1001 — Wynton Kelly - Alternate Takes of the Fantastic and Others   (1990)
Vee Jay CDNVJ2-903 — Frank Strozier - Fantastic Plus   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-012 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1997)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8188 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1998)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8550 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7263 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 4   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
All titles on: Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1020/21 — Fantastic Frank Strozier   (1991)
Mosaic CDMD6-205 — The Complete Vee Jay Paul Chambers-Wynton Kelly Sessions 1959-61   (2001)
Solos:
a - Jimmy Cobb (d) 4-bar intro; Booker Little (t) 48 bars (4 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars (6 choruses); Wynton Kelly (p) 48 nars (4 choruses); Paul Chambers (b) 24 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars (2 choruses) 4-bar exchanges with Cobb alternating with Little and Kelly
b - Jimmy Cobb (d) 4-bar intro; Booker Little (t) 60 bars (5 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars (6 choruses); Wynton Kelly (p) 48 bars (4 choruses); Paul Chambers (b) 36 bars (3 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars (2 choruses) 4-bar exchanges with Cobb alternating with Little and Kelly
c - Booker Little (t) 96 bars (3 choruses) in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4; Wynton Kelly (p) 32 bars (1 chorus) in 3/4
d - Booker Little (t) 64 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 80 bars (2.5 choruses) in 3/4; Wynton Kelly (p) 48 bars (1.5 choruses) in 3/4
e - Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars during head; Booker Little (t) 4 bars during head; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars bridge during head; Frank Strozier (as) 160 bars (5 choruses); Booker Little (t) 128 bars (4 choruses); Jimmy Cobb (d) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars during head; Booker Little (t) 4 bars during head; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars bridge during head
f - Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars during head; Booker Little (t) 4 bars during head; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars bridge during head; Frank Strozier (as) 96 bars (3 choruses); Booker Little (t) 128 bars (4 choruses); Wynton Kelly (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Jimmy Cobb (d) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars during head; Booker Little (t) 4 bars during head; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars bridge during head
g - Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Booker Little (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Wynton Kelly (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)
h - Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Booker Little (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Wynton Kelly (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)

*Matrix numbers were not assigned to the alternate takes so the master numbers are duplicated here for convenience. Some discographies indicate that Vee Jay LP 1007 was the first issue of Fantastic Frank Strozier but this catalog number was assigned to a John Lee Hooker LP.


Date: February 5 and 8, 1960
Location: Universal Recorders, Chicago, IL
Label: Vee Jay
MJT+3: Make Everybody Happy

Walter Perkins (ldr), Willie Thomas (t), Frank Strozier (as), Harold Mabern (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Walter Perkins (d)

a. 60-1459 Make Everybody Happy - 4:43(Harold Mabern)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5025 — MJT+3 - Branching Out   
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7260 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 1   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
b. 60-1460 The Trolley Song - 12:13(Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
c. 60-1461 Sweet Silver - 5:54(Booker Little)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5025 — MJT+3 - Branching Out   
d. 60-1462 Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament) - 4:59(Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
e. 60-1463 My Buddy - 5:44(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5025 — MJT+3 - Branching Out   
f. 60-1464 Richie's Dilemma - 7:15(Harold Mabern)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5025 — MJT+3 - Branching Out   
g. 60-1465 Love Letters - 5:10(Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5025 — MJT+3 - Branching Out   
All titles on: Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3008 — MJT+3 "Make Everybody Happy"   (1960)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3008 — MJT+3 "Make Everybody Happy"   (1978)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2013 — MJT+3 "Make Everybody Happy"   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1013 — MJT+3 "Make Everybody Happy"   (1987)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-009 — Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy   (1997)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7146 — MJT+3 "Make Everybody Happy"   (2000)
Cleopatra Master Classics Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Walter Perkins   (2011)
Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars (2 choruses); Willie Thomas (t) 24 bars (2 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 24 bars (2 choruses)
b - Willie Thomas (t) 86 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 86 bars; Harold Mabern (p) 80 bars
c - Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars (4 choruses); Willie Thomas (t) 48 bars (4 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 48 bars (4 choruses)
d - Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 4 bars; Walter Perkins (d) 4 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars; Bob Cranshaw (b) 4 bars; Willie Thomas (t) 4 bars; Walter Perkins (d) 4 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars; Bob Cranshaw (b) 4 bars
e - Frank Strozier (as) 42 bars; Willie Thomas (t) 40 bars; Harold Mabern (p) 40 bars
f - Harold Mabern (p) 28-bar intro vamp; Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Bob Cranshaw (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars (0.5 chorus) 1-bar exchanges with Perkins alternating with Thomas; Walter Perkins (d) 8 bars bridge; Frank Strozier (as) 6 bars 1-bar exchanges with Perkins alternating with Thomas; Harold Mabern (p) cadenza
g - Frank Strozier (as) 2-bar break to 32 bars (1 chorus); Walter Perkins (d) 32 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Walter Perkins (d) 4 bars

This Chicago-based quintet was known as the MJT+3 (MJT = Cranshaw, Perkins = The Modern Jazz Two). The version of "Love Letters" on Trip 5025 may be edited. Track a is a blues march.


Date: April 25, 1960
Location: Bell Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Vee Jay
The Young Lions (quintet)

Lee Morgan (ldr), Lee Morgan (t), Frank Strozier (as), Wayne Shorter (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Louis Hayes, Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. 60-1520 tk. 5 Scourin' - 5:55(Wayne Shorter)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3013 — The Young Lions   (1960)
Joy (Eng.) LP 12"206 — The Young Lions   (1971)
GNP Crescendo LP 12"GNPS2 2075 — Wayne Shorter   (1973)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5003 — Two Sides of Lee Morgan   (1975)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6002 — The Young Lions   (1981)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 2667 — The Young Lions   (1983)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2010 — The Young Lions   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"JC 9 — The Young Lions   
Trip LP 12"TLX 5011 — The Young Lions - Lions of Jazz   
Vee Jay/Suite Beat CDSBCD 2010 — The Young Lions   (1986)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1010 — The Young Lions   (1987)
GNP Crescendo CDGNPD 2075 — Wayne Shorter   (1991)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1017 — The Young Lions   (1991)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7155 — The Young Lions   (2000)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 278 — Lee Morgan: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
b. 60-1520* tk. 3alt Scourin' - 6:15(Wayne Shorter)
c. 60-1521 tk. 7 Seeds of Sin - 5:42(Wayne Shorter)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3013 — The Young Lions   (1960)
Joy (Eng.) LP 12"206 — The Young Lions   (1971)
GNP Crescendo LP 12"GNPS2 2075 — Wayne Shorter   (1973)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5003 — Two Sides of Lee Morgan   (1975)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6002 — The Young Lions   (1981)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 2667 — The Young Lions   (1983)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2010 — The Young Lions   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"JC 9 — The Young Lions   
Trip LP 12"TLX 5011 — The Young Lions - Lions of Jazz   
Vee Jay/Suite Beat CDSBCD 2010 — The Young Lions   (1986)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1010 — The Young Lions   (1987)
GNP Crescendo CDGNPD 2075 — Wayne Shorter   (1991)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1017 — The Young Lions   (1991)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7155 — The Young Lions   (2000)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 278 — Lee Morgan: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
d. 60-1521* tk. 4alt Seeds of Sin - 5:46(Wayne Shorter)
e. 60-1522 tk. 4 Fat Lady - 5:00(Bobby Timmons)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3013 — The Young Lions   (1960)
Fontana (Ger.) LP 12"688.506ZL — Alte Autos, Modern Jazz   (1963)
Joy (Eng.) LP 12"206 — The Young Lions   (1971)
GNP Crescendo LP 12"GNPS2 2074 — Lee Morgan   (1973)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5003 — Two Sides of Lee Morgan   (1975)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6002 — The Young Lions   (1981)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 2667 — The Young Lions   (1983)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2010 — The Young Lions   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"JC 9 — The Young Lions   
Trip LP 12"TLX 5011 — The Young Lions - Lions of Jazz   
Vee Jay/Suite Beat CDSBCD 2010 — The Young Lions   (1986)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1010 — The Young Lions   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1017 — The Young Lions   (1991)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7155 — The Young Lions   (2000)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 278 — Lee Morgan: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
GNP Crescendo CDGNPD-2074 — Lee Morgan   
f. 60-1522* tk. 3alt Fat Lady - 5:23(Bobby Timmons)
g. 60-1523 tk. 3 Peaches and Cream - 6:50(Wayne Shorter)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3013 — The Young Lions   (1960)
Fontana (Ger.) LP 12"688.506ZL — Alte Autos, Modern Jazz   (1963)
Joy (Eng.) LP 12"206 — The Young Lions   (1971)
GNP Crescendo LP 12"GNPS2 2074 — Lee Morgan   (1973)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5003 — Two Sides of Lee Morgan   (1975)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6002 — The Young Lions   (1981)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 2667 — The Young Lions   (1983)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2010 — The Young Lions   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"JC 9 — The Young Lions   
Trip LP 12"TLX 5011 — The Young Lions - Lions of Jazz   
Vee Jay/Suite Beat CDSBCD 2010 — The Young Lions   (1986)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1010 — The Young Lions   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1017 — The Young Lions   (1991)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7155 — The Young Lions   (2000)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 278 — Lee Morgan: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
GNP Crescendo CDGNPD-2074 — Lee Morgan   
h. 60-1524 tk. 2 That's Right - 11:35(Lee Morgan)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3013 — The Young Lions   (1960)
Fontana (Ger.) LP 12"688.506ZL — Alte Autos, Modern Jazz   (1963)
Joy (Eng.) LP 12"206 — The Young Lions   (1971)
GNP Crescendo LP 12"GNPS2 2074 — Lee Morgan   (1973)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5003 — Two Sides of Lee Morgan   (1975)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 6002 — The Young Lions   (1981)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"RJL 2667 — The Young Lions   (1983)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2010 — The Young Lions   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"JC 9 — The Young Lions   
Trip LP 12"TLX 5011 — The Young Lions - Lions of Jazz   
Vee Jay/Suite Beat CDSBCD 2010 — The Young Lions   (1986)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1010 — The Young Lions   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDFHCY 1017 — The Young Lions   (1991)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7155 — The Young Lions   (2000)
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD 278 — Lee Morgan: Eight Classic Albums   (2012)
RCA (Eu.) CD2127281-2 — Jazz Gallery: Lee Morgan, Volume 1   
GNP Crescendo CDGNPD-2074 — Lee Morgan   
All titles on: Vee Jay CDNVJ2-908 — The Young Lions   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-001 — The Young Lions   (1997)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CDPVCP-8125 — The Young Lions   (1997)
Mosaic CDMD6-202 — The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan-Wayne Shorter Sessions   (2000)

Louis Hayes (d) on a-d; Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) on e-h.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 50 bars (1 chorus); Lee Morgan (t) 50 bars (1 chorus); Wayne Shorter (ts) 50 bars (1 chorus); Bobby Timmons (p) 50 bars (1 chorus)
b - Frank Strozier (as) 50 bars (1 chorus); Lee Morgan (t) 50 bars (1 chorus); Wayne Shorter (ts) 50 bars (1 chorus); Bobby Timmons (p) 50 bars (1 chorus)
c - Wayne Shorter (ts) 32 bars; Lee Morgan (t) 32 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars; Bobby Timmons (p) 32 bars
d - Wayne Shorter (ts) 32 bars; Lee Morgan (t) 32 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars; Bobby Timmons (p) 32 bars
e - Wayne Shorter (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); Lee Morgan (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Bobby Timmons (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Wayne Shorter (ts) 4 bars; Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) 4 bars; Lee Morgan (t) 4 bars; Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) 4 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars; Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) 4 bars; Wayne Shorter (ts) 4 bars; Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) 4 bars
f - Wayne Shorter (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); Lee Morgan (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Bobby Timmons (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Wayne Shorter (ts) 4 bars; Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) 4 bars; Lee Morgan (t) 4 bars; Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) 4 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars; Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) 4 bars; Wayne Shorter (ts) 4 bars; Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) 4 bars
g - Bob Cranshaw (b) 44 bars walking intro; Wayne Shorter (ts) 44 bars (1 chorus); Lee Morgan (t) 44 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 44 bars (1 chorus); Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) 60 bars
h - Bobby Timmons (p) 36 bars (3 choruses); Bobby Timmons (p) 36 bars (3 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 60 bars (5 choruses); Lee Morgan (t) 72 bars (6 choruses); Wayne Shorter (ts) 72 bars (6 choruses); Bob Cranshaw (b) 24 bars (2 choruses) walking

*The actual matrix numbers of the alternate takes are unknown but are assigned here the same ones as the masters for convenience. This ensemble was called The Young Lions. On Vee Jay NVJ2-908, "Scourin'" and "Peaches and Cream" are interchanged.

Some of Wayne Shorter’s compositions have unusual structures: Theme of tracks a-b 50 bars (14+14+8+14); track g 44 bars (12+10+12+10).


Date: May 12, 1960
Location: Universal Recorders, Chicago, IL
Label: Vee Jay
MJT+3

Walter Perkins (ldr), Willie Thomas (t), Frank Strozier (as, f), Harold Mabern (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Walter Perkins (d)

a. 60-1527 Branching out - 6:53(Harold Mabern)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3014 — MJT+3   (1961)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3014 — MJT+3   (1978)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5025 — MJT+3 - Branching Out   
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-002 — MJT+3   (1997)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7136 — MJT+3   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7262 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 3   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
b. 60-1528 Lil' Abner - 4:07(Willie Thomas)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3014 — MJT+3   (1961)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3014 — MJT+3   (1978)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5025 — MJT+3 - Branching Out   
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-002 — MJT+3   (1997)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7136 — MJT+3   (2001)
c. 60-1529 Don't Ever Throw My Love Away - 9:05(Frank Strozier)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3014 — MJT+3   (1961)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3014 — MJT+3   (1978)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5025 — MJT+3 - Branching Out   
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-002 — MJT+3   (1997)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7136 — MJT+3   (2001)
d. 60-1530 Raggity Man - 6:25(Willie Thomas)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3014 — MJT+3   (1961)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3014 — MJT+3   (1978)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5025 — MJT+3 - Branching Out   
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-002 — MJT+3   (1997)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7136 — MJT+3   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7263 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 4   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
e. 60-1531 To Sheila - 4:53(Frank Strozier)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3014 — MJT+3   (1961)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3014 — MJT+3   (1978)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-002 — MJT+3   (1997)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7136 — MJT+3   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7264 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 5   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
f. 60-1532 Love for Sale - 3:56(Cole Porter)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJLP/SR 3014 — MJT+3   (1961)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJ 3014 — MJT+3   (1978)
Trip LP 12"TLX 5025 — MJT+3 - Branching Out   
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-002 — MJT+3   (1997)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7136 — MJT+3   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7261 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 2   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
g. Bumsey(composer unknown)
All titles on: Vee Jay (Jpn.) LP 12"22YB 2014 — MJT+3   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD32YD 1014 — MJT+3   (1987)

Frank Strozier (as) on a-c, e-g, (f) on d.

Solos:
a - Harold Mabern (p) 24 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 60 bars (5 choruses); Willie Thomas (t) 60 bars (5 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 24 bars (2 choruses)
b - Walter Perkins (d) 8-bar intro; Willie Thomas (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Bob Cranshaw (b) 32 bars (1 chorus) walking; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses) 4-bar exchanges with Perkins alternating with Thomas
c - Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)
d - Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (f) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)
e - Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)
f - Walter Perkins (d) Drum feature: 2-bar exchanges with Thomas and Strozier and solos

This Chicago-based quintet was known as the MJT+3 (MJT = Cranshaw, Perkins = The Modern Jazz Two). Track g has not been auditioned.


Date: May 31, 1960
Location: Plaza Sound Studio, New York City
Label: Riverside
Johnny Griffin: The Big Soul Band (11-piece ensemble)

Johnny Griffin (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Clark Terry (t), Matthew Gee, Julian Priester (tb), Frank Strozier (as), Johnny Griffin, Edwin Williams (ts), Charles Davis (bar), Harold Mabern (p), Victor Sproles (b), Charli Persip (d)

a. Holla - 3:35(Norman Simmons) / arr: Norman Simmons
b. So Tired - 6:34(Bobby Timmons) / arr: Norman Simmons
Riverside LP 12"RLP 3512/RS 93512 — The Compositions of Bobby Timmons   (1962)
c. Jubilation - 3:57(Junior Mance) / arr: Norman Simmons
All titles on: Riverside LP 12"RLP 1179 — The Big Soul-Band   (1960)
Riverside LP 12"RLP 12-331 — The Big Soul-Band   (1960)
Riverside (Eng.) LP 12"673025 — The Big Soul-Band   (1962)
Milestone LP 12"M 47014 — Big Soul   (1973)
Riverside LP 12"OJC-485 — The Big Soul-Band   (1990)
Riverside CDOJCCD-485-2 — The Big Soul-Band   (1990)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 723 — The Big Soul-Band + White Gardenia   (2012)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — The Big Soul-Band   (2011)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Johnny Griffin Orchestra   (2012)
Solos:
a - Johnny Griffin (ts)
b - Clark Terry (t); Johnny Griffin (ts); Harold Mabern (p); Julian Priester (tb)
c - Victor Sproles (b); Johnny Griffin (ts); Victor Sproles (b); Johnny Griffin (ts)

Date: June 3, 1960
Location: Plaza Sound Studio, New York City
Label: Riverside
Johnny Griffin: The Big Soul Band (11-piece ensemble)

Johnny Griffin (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Clark Terry (t), Matthew Gee, Julian Priester (tb), Frank Strozier (as), Johnny Griffin, Edwin Williams (ts), Charles Davis (bar), Bobby Timmons (p, cel), Victor Sproles (b), Charli Persip (d)

a. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - 2:40(Traditional) / arr: Norman Simmons
b. Meditation - 8:18(Norman Simmons) / arr: Norman Simmons
Both titles on: Riverside LP 12"RLP 1179 — The Big Soul-Band   (1960)
Riverside LP 12"RLP 12-331 — The Big Soul-Band   (1960)
Riverside (Eng.) LP 12"673025 — The Big Soul-Band   (1962)
Milestone LP 12"M 47014 — Big Soul   (1973)
Riverside LP 12"OJC-485 — The Big Soul-Band   (1990)
Riverside CDOJCCD-485-2 — The Big Soul-Band   (1990)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 723 — The Big Soul-Band + White Gardenia   (2012)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — The Big Soul-Band   (2011)
Vintage Masters, Inc. Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Johnny Griffin Orchestra   (2012)

Bobby Timmons (p) on b, (cel) on a.

Solos:
a - Johnny Griffin (ts)
b - Bobby Timmons (p); Matthew Gee (tb); Clark Terry (t); Charli Persip (d); Johnny Griffin (ts)

Date: August 29, 1960
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Vee Jay
Bill Henderson with the MJT+3

Bill Henderson (ldr), Willie Thomas (t), Frank Strozier (as), Harold Mabern (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Walter Perkins (d), Bill Henderson (v)

a. 60-1580 Sleepy - 2:20(Bobby Bryant, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
Vee Jay 4545-358   (1960)
Vee Jay LP 12"VJS 3055 — Please Send Me Someone To Love   (1974)
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)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7144 — Please Send Me Someone To Love   (2000)

No solos on this track.


Date: October 13, 1960
Location: Universal Recorders, Chicago, IL
Label: Vee Jay
Frank Strozier Quartet: The Unreleased Frank Strozier

Frank Strozier (ldr), Frank Strozier (as), Billy Wallace (p), Bill Lee (b), Vernel Fournier [Amir Rushdan] (d)

a. 60-1654 Day In, Day Out - 4:30(Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7263 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 4   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
b. 60-1654* tk. 2alt Day In, Day Out - 4:23(Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7264 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 5   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
c. 60-1655 Nice 'n' Easy - 5:21(Lew Spence, Marilyn Keith, Alan Bergman)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
d. 60-1656 Nice 'n' Easy - 2:40(Lew Spence, Marilyn Keith, Alan Bergman)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
e. 60-1656* tk. 3alt Nice 'n' Easy - 5:23(Lew Spence, Marilyn Keith, Alan Bergman)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7260 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 1   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
f. 60-1657 Cloudy and Cool - 6:00(composer unknown)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7261 — Vee-Jay: The Very Best of Jazz Vol. 2   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0146 — Vee-Jay: Very Best of Jazz Limited Edition Boxed Set   (2002)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
g. 60-1657* tk. 1alt Cloudy and Cool - 7:17(composer unknown)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
h. 60-1658inc Cloudy and Cool - 4:05(composer unknown)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
i. 60-1659 She - 5:02(Duke Ellington)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
j. 60-1659* tk. 3alt She - 4:59(Duke Ellington)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
k. 60-1660 Chris - 4:20(Frank Strozier)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
l. 60-1660* tk. 4alt Chris - 5:27(Frank Strozier)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
m. 60-1661 No More - 3:57(Toots Camarata, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
n. 60-1661* tk. 11alt No More - 4:00(Toots Camarata, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
o. 60-1662 Stairway to the Stars - 2:19(Matt Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Mitchell Parish)
Teichiku/Overseas (Jpn.) LP 12"UXP-87-JY — Here's Frank Strozier   (1977)
Meron Digital Download — Frank Strozier: Day In Day Out   (2016)
All titles on: Vee Jay CDNVJ2-911 — The Unreleased Frank Strozier - Cool, Calm and Collected   (1993)
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Sp.) CDVJ-013 — Cloudy and Cool   (1997)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8552 — Frank Strozier: Cool, Calm and Collected   (2000)
PID Records (Sp.) CD799264 — Cloudy and Cool   (2004)
Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 118 bars (6 bars + 2 choruses); Billy Wallace (p) 62 bars (6 bars + 1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 4-bar coda
b - Frank Strozier (as) 118 bars (6 bars + 2 choruses); Billy Wallace (p) 62 bars (6 bars + 1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 4-bar coda
c - Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars (2 choruses); Billy Wallace (p) 60 bars; Frank Strozier (as) cadenza
d - Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) cadenza
e - Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars (2 choruses); Billy Wallace (p) 60 bars; Frank Strozier (as) cadenza
f - Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars (3 choruses); Billy Wallace (p) 24 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 12 bars (1 chorus)
g - Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars (4 choruses); Billy Wallace (p) 24 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars (2 choruses)
h - Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars (2 choruses); Billy Wallace (p) 12 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 12 bars (1 chorus) to fade
i - Billy Wallace (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus) 8-bar exchanges with Fournier with Lee walking; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses)
j - Billy Wallace (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus) 8-bar exchanges with Fournier with Lee walking; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses)
k - Frank Strozier (as) 108 bars (3 choruses); Billy Wallace (p) 72 bars (2 choruses); Bill Lee (b) 36 bars (1 chorus) walking
l - Frank Strozier (as) 108 bars (3 choruses); Billy Wallace (p) 108 bars (3 choruses); Bill Lee (b) 36 bars (1 chorus) walking; Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars; Vernel Fournier [Amir Rushdan] (d) 4 bars; Bill Lee (b) 4 bars walking; Vernel Fournier [Amir Rushdan] (d) 4 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars; Vernel Fournier [Amir Rushdan] (d) 4 bars; Billy Wallace (p) 4 bars; Vernel Fournier [Amir Rushdan] (d) 4 bars
m - Billy Wallace (p) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 28 bars; Billy Wallace (p) 20 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 10 bars; Billy Wallace (p) rubato coda
n - Billy Wallace (p) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 28 bars; Billy Wallace (p) 20 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 10 bars; Billy Wallace (p) rubato coda
o - Frank Strozier (as) 30 bars and cadenza (1 chorus)

*The actual matrix numbers of the alternate takes are unknown but are assigned here the same ones as the masters for convenience. Discographies assign matrix numbers 60-1657 and 60-1658 to "untitled blues." This blues is most likely "Cloudy and Cool "and so these numbers have been assigned to that title. This altered blues has an initial strain similar to that found in the A section of "Black Coffee" by Johnny Burke and Paul Francis Webster. Its composer is probably Frank Strozier but this has not been confirmed.


Date: October 20, 1960
Location: Universal Recorders, Chicago, IL
Label: Vee Jay
MJT+3: Message from Walton St.

Walter Perkins (ldr), Willie Thomas (t), Frank Strozier (as, f), Harold Mabern (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Walter Perkins (d)

a. 60-1679 Old Images - 4:13(composer unknown)
b. 60-1679* tk. 4alt Old Images - 4:18(composer unknown)
c. 60-1680 (single version) No Land's Man - 2:45(Walter Perkins)
d. 60-1681 No Land's Man - 5:38(Walter Perkins)
e. 60-1681* tk. 6alt No Land's Man - 5:31(Walter Perkins)
f. 60-1682 Aon - 4:34(Harold Mabern)
g. 60-1682* tk. 3alt Aon - 4:39(Harold Mabern)
h. 60-1683 Jerry Lee - 3:59(Willie Thomas)
i. 60-1683* tk. 1alt Jerry Lee - 3:58(Willie Thomas)
j. 60-1684 Is-It - 5:38(composer unknown)
k. 60-1684* tk. 1alt Is-It - 5:25(composer unknown)
l. 60-1685 On the Show - 6:49(composer unknown)
m. 60-1685* tk. 3alt On the Show - 6:51(composer unknown)
n. 60-1686 Jean's Jeans - 3:35(composer unknown)
o. 60-1686* tk. 1alt Jean's Jeans - 3:44(composer unknown)
All titles on: Koch CDKOC-CD-8558 — MJT+3 - Message From Walton Street   (2000)

Frank Strozier (as) on a-m, (f) on n-o.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 2 bar break + 34 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 2 bar break + 34 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 2 bar break + 34 bars (1 chorus)
b - Frank Strozier (as) 2 bar break + 34 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 2 bar break + 34 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 2 bar break + 34 bars (1 chorus)
c - Harold Mabern (p) 8-bar intro; Willie Thomas (t) 16 bars; Harold Mabern (p) 8-bar coda to fade
d - Harold Mabern (p) 8-bar intro; Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 8-bar coda
e - Harold Mabern (p) 8-bar intro; Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 8-bar coda
f - Frank Strozier (as) 56 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 56 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 56 bars (1 chorus); Bob Cranshaw (b) 56 bars (1 chorus) walking
g - Frank Strozier (as) 56 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 56 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 56 bars (1 chorus); Bob Cranshaw (b) 56 bars (1 chorus) walking
h - Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)
i - Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)
j - Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus) 4-bar exchanges with Perkins alternating with Thomas
k - Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Willie Thomas (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus) 4-bar exchanges with Perkins alternating with Thomas
l - Walter Perkins (d) 8-bar intro; Willie Thomas (t) 68 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 68 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 68 bars (1 chorus)
m - Walter Perkins (d) 8-bar intro; Willie Thomas (t) 68 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 68 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 68 bars (1 chorus)
n - Bob Cranshaw (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); Walter Perkins (d) 32 bars (1 chorus) 4-bar exchanges with Cranshaw
o - Bob Cranshaw (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); Walter Perkins (d) 28 bars 4-bar exchanges with Cranshaw

This Chicago-based quintet was known as the MJT+3 (MJT = Cranshaw, Perkins = The Modern Jazz Two). This session was originally recorded but never issued by the Vee Jay label. *The actual matrix numbers of the alternate takes are unknown but are assigned here the same ones as the masters for convenience.

Some of these compositions have unusual structures: Theme of tracks f-g, 56 bars (16+16+8+16); tracks l-m, 68 bars (16+16+4+16 in 3/4 time+16).

Tracks n-o: this line is based on the chords of the standard “Too Marvelous for Words.” On the alternate take (o), the horns enter 4 bars too soon cutting off the end of the bass/drums exchanges.


Date: September 12, 1961
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Jazzland
Frank Strozier Sextet and Quartets: Long Night

Frank Strozier (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), George Coleman (ts), Pat Patrick (bar, f), Chris Anderson (p), Bill Lee (b), Walter Perkins (d)

a. Long Night (Pacemaker Suite, Part 5) - 4:30(Frank Strozier)
Jazzland 45J45-716   (1962)
b. How Little We Know - 5:51(Carolyn Leigh, Philip Springer)
c. The Need for Love (Pacemaker Suite, Part 2) - 4:37(Frank Strozier)
d. The Man That Got Away - 4:15(Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin)
Riverside LP 12"RM 3518/RS 93518 — Great Jazz Artists Play the Compositions of Harold Arlen   (1963)
e. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe - 5:52(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
f. The Crystal Ball (For Chris, Pacemaker Suite, Part 3) - 5:28(Frank Strozier)
g. Pacemaker (Pacemaker Suite, Part 1) - 4:06(Frank Strozier)
h. Just Think It Over (Pacemaker Suite, Part 4) - 3:56(Frank Strozier)
All titles on: Jazzland LP 12"JLP 56/JSP 956 — Long Night - Frank Strozier Sextet and Quartets   (1961)
Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"WWLJ 7074 — Long Night - Frank Strozier Sextet and Quartets   (1995)
AIS LP 12"JW 37 — Long Night - Frank Strozier Sextet and Quartets   (2013)
Milestone CDMCD-47095-2 — Long Night - Frank Strozier Sextet and Quartets   (2002)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)

Frank Strozier (as) on a-e, g-h, (f) on f; George Coleman (ts) on a, c, f, h; Pat Patrick (bar) on a, c, h, (f) on f.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars (2 choruses) and cadenza
b - Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Chris Anderson (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Bill Lee (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 6-bar coda
c - Frank Strozier (as) 96 bars (3 choruses in 3/4); Chris Anderson (p) 64 bars (2 choruses in 3/4)
d - Chris Anderson (p) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 62 bars to fade
e - Frank Strozier (as) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars; Chris Anderson (p) 16 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 18 bars and cadenza
f - Frank Strozier (f) 32 bars (1 chorus); George Coleman (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (f) 16 bars (0.5 chorus); Chris Anderson (p) 16 bars (0.5 chorus) starting at bridge
g - Frank Strozier (as) 108 bars (3 choruses); Chris Anderson (p) 36 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars (2 choruses) 4-bar exchanges with Perkins
h - Frank Strozier (as) 44 bars (1 chorus); George Coleman (ts) 44 bars (1 chorus); Pat Patrick (bar) 44 bars (1 chorus); Chris Anderson (p) 16 bars

The theme of track h has a rather unusual 44-bar structure: 8+8+8+8+12.


Date: March 28, 1962
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Jazzland
Frank Strozier Quartet: March of the Siamese Children

Frank Strozier (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), Harold Mabern (p), Bill Lee (b), Al Dreares (d)

a. March of the Siamese Children - 5:06(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Jazzland 45J45-716   (1962)
b. Extension 27 - 4:54(Frank Strozier)
c. Something I Dreamed Last Night - 5:20(Sammy Fain, Herb Magidson, Jack Yellen)
d. Don't Follow the Crowd - 4:56(Bill Lee)
e. Our Waltz - 5:29(David Rose)
f. Will I Forget? - 5:30(Frank Strozier)
g. Lap - 3:32(Bill Lee)
h. Hey, Lee! - 4:33(Harold Mabern)
All titles on: Jazzland LP 12"JLP 70/JSP 970 — Frank Strozier Quartet: March of the Siamese Children   (1962)
Milestone CDMCD-47095-2 — Long Night - Frank Strozier Sextet and Quartets   (2002)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: Frank Strozier   (2011)

Frank Strozier (as) on b-e, g-h, (f) on a, f.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (f) 64 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 64 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (f) 32 bars (0.5 chorus)
b - Harold Mabern (p) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 108 bars (2 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 54 bars (1 chorus)
c - Harold Mabern (p) 56 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 56 bars (1 chorus)
d - Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses) and cadenza
e - Frank Strozier (as) 16-bar intro vamp in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars in 3/4; Harold Mabern (p) 86 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 23 bars in 3/4
f - Frank Strozier (f) 64 bars (2 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (f) 16 bars (0.5 chorus)
g - Frank Strozier (as) 8-bar intro; Frank Strozier (as) 120 bars (10 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 48 bars (4 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars (2 choruses)
h - Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars (2 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 72 bars (2 choruses)

The theme of track b has a rather unusual 54-bar structure: 8+8+16+22.


Chris Sheridan’s Dis Here: A Bio-Discography of Julian Cannonball Adderley (Greenwood, 2000) suggests that Frank Strozier is present on a recording of Adderley’s “Dis Here” for Riverside Records on June 25, 1962. This is also indicated in Lord’s The Jazz Discography. Sheridan indicates that Riverside set out to create a hit single by making a big band recording of the popular tune with Ernie Wilkins supervising. Unfortunately, no paper trail of this recording session was left but Sheridan speculates from comments provided by Riverside owner Orrin Keepnews that since Wilkins was already supervising the Sam Jones-led sessions that produced Down Home, it is likely that the Adderley recording was made by the same band as Jones was using and the most probable date was June 25, 1962.

The personnel that Sheridan proposes is the following: Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Blue Mitchell, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, unknown (tb), Cannonball Adderley, Frank Strozier (as), Jimmy Heath, unknown (ts), Pat Patrick (bar), Joe Zawinul (p), Sam Jones (b), Ben Riley (d), Ernie Wilkins (dir, arr).

I am aware of no further confirmation of this scenario so it remains speculative and not part of Strozier’s discography. See also the Sam Jones sessions below.

The 45 single containing the big band version of “Dis Here” (2:58) was issued as Riverside R-4528 and reissued on Riverside OJCCD-258-2 (African Waltz).


Date: Late July or Early to Mid-August, 1962
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside
Sam Jones & Company: Down Home

Sam Jones (ldr), Blue Mitchell, Clark Terry (t), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Frank Strozier (as), Jimmy Heath (ts), Pat Patrick (bar), Wynton Kelly (p), Ron Carter, Sam Jones (b), Ben Riley (d), Ernie Wilkins (con)

a. Come Rain or Come Shine - 4:05(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Riverside LP 12"OJC-6008 — Right Down Front   (1988)
Riverside CDOJCCD-6008-2 — Right Down Front   (2003)
b. Strollin' - 4:12(Horace Silver) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Both titles on: Riverside LP 12"RLP 12-432/9432 — Down Home: Sam Jones & Company   (1962)
Riverside/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"WWLJ 7022 — Down Home: Sam Jones & Company   (1991)
Riverside CDOJCCD-1864-2 — Down Home: Sam Jones & Company   (1995)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 765_2 — Sam Jones: Cello & Bass - The Soul Society + The Chant + Down Home   (2013)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Soul Society   (2013)
Solos:
a - Sam Jones (b) 8 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 11 bars; Sam Jones (b) 26 bars; Sam Jones (b) 6 bars; Sam Jones (b) 6 bars coda
b - Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars; Wynton Kelly (p) 12 bars; Sam Jones (b) 16 bars 4-bar exchanges with Kelly; Sam Jones (b) 4 bars; Sam Jones (b) 4 bars; Sam Jones (b) 8 bars coda

The recording dates of this and the following two sessions are uncertain. The liner notes to the 1995 reissue OJCCD-1864-2 indicates the recording date is August 16, 1962. The Lord Discography claims the recording date of this session is August 15, 1962.


Date: August 15 or 16, 1962
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside
Sam Jones & Company: Down Home

Sam Jones (ldr), Blue Mitchell, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Frank Strozier (as), Jimmy Heath (ts), Pat Patrick (bar, f), Josef Zawinul (p), Sam Jones (b), Ben Riley (d), Ernie Wilkins (con)

a. Unit 7 - 4:49(Sam Jones) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Riverside LP 12"OJC-6008 — Right Down Front   (1988)
Riverside CDOJCCD-6008-2 — Right Down Front   (2003)
b. Thumbstring - 4:31(Ray Brown) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
WEA International CD35854 — Les Incontournables   (2000)
Both titles on: Riverside 45R 45477   (1962)
Riverside LP 12"RLP 12-432/9432 — Down Home: Sam Jones & Company   (1962)
Riverside/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"WWLJ 7022 — Down Home: Sam Jones & Company   (1991)
Riverside CDOJCCD-1864-2 — Down Home: Sam Jones & Company   (1995)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 765_2 — Sam Jones: Cello & Bass - The Soul Society + The Chant + Down Home   (2013)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Soul Society   (2013)

Pat Patrick (f) on a.

Solos:
a - Jimmy Heath (ts); Blue Mitchell (t); Sam Jones (b)
b - Josef Zawinul (p); Sam Jones (b)

The liner notes to the 1995 reissue OJCCD-1864-2 indicates the recording date of this session is August 16, 1962. The Lord Discography claims the recording date is August 15, 1962.


Date: August 15 or 16, 1962
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside
Sam Jones & Company: Down Home

Sam Jones (ldr), Frank Strozier (f), Sam Jones (vc), Josef Zawinul (p), Ron Carter (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. Down Home - 4:08(Sam Jones)
Riverside LP 12"RLP 12-432/9432 — Down Home: Sam Jones & Company   (1962)
Riverside/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"WWLJ 7022 — Down Home: Sam Jones & Company   (1991)
Riverside CDOJCCD-1864-2 — Down Home: Sam Jones & Company   (1995)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSR-CD 765_2 — Sam Jones: Cello & Bass - The Soul Society + The Chant + Down Home   (2013)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — The Soul Society   (2013)
Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (f) 36 bars (3 choruses); Sam Jones (vc) 36 bars (3 choruses); Ron Carter (b) 12 bars (1 chorus); Josef Zawinul (p) 24 bars (2 choruses)

The liner notes to the 1995 reissue OJCCD-1864-2 indicate the recording date of this session is June 25, 1962 but it seems more likely this track was recorded at the previous session.


Date: June 19, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige
Booker Ervin Quintet: Exultation!

Booker Ervin (ldr), Frank Strozier (as), Booker Ervin (ts), Horace Parlan (p), Butch Warren (b), Walter Perkins (d)

a. 3942 Mooche Mooche - 7:15(Booker Ervin)
Prestige LP 12"PRLP 7293 — Exultation!   (1964)
b. 3943 Tune In - 8:29(Booker Ervin)
Prestige LP 12"PRLP 7293 — Exultation!   (1964)
c. 3944 Mour - 4:07(Booker Ervin)
Prestige LP 12"PRLP 7293 — Exultation!   (1964)
d. 3945 Black and Blue - 6:15(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
Prestige LP 12"PRLP 7293 — Exultation!   (1964)
e. 3946 Just in Time - 4:51(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
Prestige LP 12"PRLP 7293 — Exultation!   (1964)
f. 3946 (short)alt Just in Time - 2:25(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
Prestige 4545-270   (1963)
Prestige LP 12"PRLP 7298 — Prestige/Groovy Goodies Vol. 1   (1964)
g. 3947 No Land's Man - 5:35(Walter Perkins)
Prestige LP 12"PRLP 7293 — Exultation!   (1964)
h. 3947 (short)alt No Land's Man - 2:34(Walter Perkins)
Prestige 4545-270   (1963)
Prestige LP 12"PRLP 7298 — Prestige/Groovy Goodies Vol. 1   (1964)
All titles on: Prestige LP 12"PR/PRST 7844 — Exultation!   (1970)
Prestige CDOJCCD-835-2 — Exultation!   (1995)
Move Digital Download — Stella By Starlight   (2014)

Frank Strozier (as) on a-e, g-h.

Solos:
a - Butch Warren (b) 8-bar walking intro; Frank Strozier (as) 120 bars (5 choruses); Horace Parlan (p) 120 bars (5 choruses); Booker Ervin (ts) 168 bars (7 choruses); Walter Perkins (d) 48 bars (2 choruses)
b - Booker Ervin (ts) 102 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 46 bars; Horace Parlan (p) 36 bars; Butch Warren (b) 10 bars
c - Booker Ervin (ts) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Horace Parlan (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)
d - Horace Parlan (p) 4-bar intro; Booker Ervin (ts) 16 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars starting at bridge; Booker Ervin (ts) 8 bars Bridge
e - Frank Strozier (as) 2-bar break + 64 bars (2 choruses); Horace Parlan (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Booker Ervin (ts) 64 bars (2 choruses)
f - Booker Ervin (ts) 2-bar break + 32 bars (1 chorus)
g - Walter Perkins (d) 16-bar intro; Booker Ervin (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Horace Parlan (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Walter Perkins (d) 18-bar coda
h - Walter Perkins (d) 12-bar intro; Booker Ervin (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); Walter Perkins (d) 8-bar coda

The theme of track a is a 24-bar blues. That of track b has a 46-bar structure (10+10+16+10).


Date: September 10, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: New Jazz
Roy Haynes Quartet: Cymbalism

Roy Haynes (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), Ronnie Mathews (p), Larry Ridley (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. 3962 Modette - 9:43(Frank Strozier)
b. 3963 La Palomamein Ding (La Palomeinding) - 6:37(Frank Strozier)
c. 3964 I'm Getting Sentimental over You - 5:32(George Bassman, Ned Washington)
d. 3965 Go 'N' Git It - 3:52(Ronnie Mathews)
e. 3966 Hag - 11:05(Frank Strozier)
f. 3966 Cymbalism(Richard Wyands, Roy Haynes)
g. 3966 Oleo(Sonny Rollins)
All titles on: New Jazz LP 12"NJLP 8287 — Cymbalism   (1962)
Prestige/Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"VIJ 4059 — Cymbalism   (1985)
New Jazz CDOJCCD-1079-2 — Cymbalism   (2002)
Prestige/Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCO 9947 — Cymbalism   (2010)
Swanley Digital Download — A Ship Without a Sail   (2014)

e, f, g performed as medley.

Frank Strozier (as) on c-g, (f) on a-b.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (f) 40 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (f) 212 bars in 3/4; Ronnie Mathews (p) 268 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (f) 56 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (f) 32 bars in 3/4
b - Ronnie Mathews (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Larry Ridley (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (f) extended cadenza
c - Roy Haynes (d) 36 bars (1 chorus); Ronnie Mathews (p) 72 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 108 bars (3 choruses) piano out on third
d - Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars; Ronnie Mathews (p) 32 bars
e - Roy Haynes (d) 8 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars with Haynes; Roy Haynes (d) 8 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 144 bars (12 choruses); Ronnie Mathews (p) 108 bars (9 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 12 bars (1 chorus); Roy Haynes (d) 12 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 12 bars (1 chorus); Roy Haynes (d) 12 bars (1 chorus)
f - Roy Haynes (d) free solo; Larry Ridley (b) 24 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars (3 choruses); Ronnie Mathews (p) 36 bars (3 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars (3 choruses) 6-bar exchanges with Haynes
g - Roy Haynes (d) free solo; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars bridge

The theme of track a is a 16-bar waltz but it is not utilized as the basis of the solos. Track d has a boogaloo feel. Titles e-g constitute a medley of 11:05. Track e is a fast minor blues. Track f is a medium blues. Track g is only one chorus in duration.


Date: February 4, 1964
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Impulse!
McCoy Tyner Sextet: Today and Tomorrow

McCoy Tyner (ldr), Thad Jones (t), Frank Strozier (as), John Gilmore (ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Butch Warren (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a. 90047 Contemporary Focus - 8:24(McCoy Tyner)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 63 — Today and Tomorrow   (1964)
Impulse! LP 12"AS 9235-2 — Reevaluation: The Impulse! Years   (1972)
Record Bazaar (It.) LP 12"RB 91 — Today and Tomorrow   (1976)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8544AI — Today and Tomorrow   (1976)
MCA LP 12"2-4156 — Reevaluation: The Impulse! Years   (1980)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88181 — Today and Tomorrow   
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23027 — Today and Tomorrow   (1991)
GRP CDGRD 106 — Today and Tomorrow   (1992)
Impulse! CD560401-2 — The Impulse! Album   (2000)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9059 — Today and Tomorrow   (2001)
Impulse! CDB0013004-02 — Today and Tomorrow   (2009)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9220 — Today and Tomorrow   (2011)
b. 90048 It Could Happen to You(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
unissued
c. 90050 Three Flowers - 10:05(McCoy Tyner)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 63 — Today and Tomorrow   (1964)
Record Bazaar (It.) LP 12"RB 91 — Today and Tomorrow   (1976)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8544AI — Today and Tomorrow   (1976)
MCA (Fr.) LP 12"301826 — The Great Moments   
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88181 — Today and Tomorrow   
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23027 — Today and Tomorrow   (1991)
GRP CDGRD 106 — Today and Tomorrow   (1992)
GRP CDGRD 9931 — Priceless Jazz: McCoy Tyner   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9059 — Today and Tomorrow   (2001)
Impulse! CDB0006573-02 — McCoy Tyner: The Impulse! Story   (2006)
Impulse! CDB0007373-02 — Pure Fire! A Gilles Peterson Impulse! Collection   (2006)
Impulse! CDB0013004-02 — Today and Tomorrow   (2009)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9220 — Today and Tomorrow   (2011)
d. 90051 T 'N' A Blues - 4:04(Thad Jones)
Impulse! LP 12"A/AS 63 — Today and Tomorrow   (1964)
Impulse! LP 12"ASH 9253-3 — The Saxophone   (1974)
Record Bazaar (It.) LP 12"RB 91 — Today and Tomorrow   (1976)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8544AI — Today and Tomorrow   (1976)
MCA (Fr.) LP 12"301826 — The Great Moments   
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88181 — Today and Tomorrow   
Impulse! (Jpn.) CDMVCI 23027 — Today and Tomorrow   (1991)
GRP CDGRD 106 — Today and Tomorrow   (1992)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9059 — Today and Tomorrow   (2001)
Impulse! CDB0006680-02 — The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse! Records   (2006)
Impulse! CDB0013004-02 — Today and Tomorrow   (2009)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9220 — Today and Tomorrow   (2011)
Solos:
a - Thad Jones (t) 56 bars; John Gilmore (ts) 48 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars; McCoy Tyner (p) 96 bars; Butch Warren (b) 16 bars; Elvin Jones (d)
c - McCoy Tyner (p) 192 bars in 3/4; Thad Jones (t) 80 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 82 bars in 3/4; John Gilmore (ts) 146 bars in 3/4
d - McCoy Tyner (p) 12 bars (1 chorus); John Gilmore (ts) 48 bars (4 choruses); McCoy Tyner (p) 48 bars (4 choruses)

According to the ABC ledger, master number 90049 was not used.


Date: ca. May 1964
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz
Roy Haynes Quartet: People

Roy Haynes (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), Sam Dockery (p), Larry Ridley (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. Invitation - 4:49(Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster, Mark Fisher)
b. The Party's Over - 3:17(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
c. What Kind of Fool Am I? - 4:24(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
d. People - 3:11(Jule Styne, Bob Merrill)
e. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise - 3:37(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f. Wives and Lovers - 2:28(Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
g. Alone Together - 3:56(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
h. Jamaica Farewell - 2:19(Irving Burgie [Lord Burgess])
i. In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town - 4:11(Joe Young, John Siras, Little Jack Little)
j. Mr. Lucky - 3:55(Henry Mancini)
All titles on: Pacific Jazz LP 12"PJ/ST 82 — People   (1964)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"K18P 9265 — People   (1983)
Swanley Digital Download — A Ship Without a Sail   (2014)

Frank Strozier (as) on a, c-e, g-h, j, (f) on b, f, i.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars; Sam Dockery (p) 40 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars including coda
b - Frank Strozier (f) 112 bars
c - Roy Haynes (d) 8-bar intro; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Sam Dockery (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars (0.5 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars coda to fade
d - Frank Strozier (as) 20 bars
e - Roy Haynes (d) 8-bar intro; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Larry Ridley (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses) 8-bar exchanges with Haynes
f - Frank Strozier (f) 8-bar intro in 3/4; Frank Strozier (f) 16 bars in 3/4
g - Roy Haynes (d) 8-bar intro; Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars vamp; Frank Strozier (as) 88 bars (2 choruses); Sam Dockery (p) 44 bars (1 chorus); Roy Haynes (d) 6 bars; Roy Haynes (d) 6 bars
h - Roy Haynes (d) 4 bars; Roy Haynes (d) 4 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars; Roy Haynes (d) 8 bars; Roy Haynes (d) 4 bars
i - Frank Strozier (f) 2-bar break + 32 bars (1 chorus); Sam Dockery (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (f) 32 bars (1 chorus) 8-bar exchanges with Haynes
j - Frank Strozier (as) 2-bar break + 64 bars (2 choruses); Roy Haynes (d) 32 bars (1 chorus); Sam Dockery (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 8-bar coda

Date: January 14, 1965
Location: A&R Studios, New York City
Label: Limelight
Chet Baker Sextet: Baby Breeze

Chet Baker (ldr), Chet Baker (fh), Frank Strozier (as, f), Phil Urso (ts), Hal Galper (p), Mike Fleming (b), Charlie Rice (d)

a. 2-34084 Pamela's Passion - 5:18(Hal Galper)
Verve CD840 632-2 — Compact Jazz: Chet Baker   (1992)
b. 2-34085 Baby Breeze - 3:05(Phil Urso)
Limelight 453053   (1965)
Verve CD840 632-2 — Compact Jazz: Chet Baker   (1992)
U-5 Digital Download — Classic Jazz Giants   (2013)
c. 2-34086 This Is the Thing - 4:51(Hal Galper)
Verve CD840 632-2 — Compact Jazz: Chet Baker   (1992)
d. 2-34087 Comin' Down - 4:25(composer unknown)
Verve CD840 632-2 — Compact Jazz: Chet Baker   (1992)
U-5 Digital Download — Jazz Trumpet Legends   (2013)
e. 2-34088 One with One - 3:42(Hal Galper)
All titles on: Limelight LP 12"LM 82003/LS 86003 — Baby Breeze   (1965)
Mercury (Eng.) LP 12"LML 4001 — Baby Breeze   (1965)
Mercury (Du.) LP 12"210.001 — Baby Breeze   (1967)
EmArcy (Jpn.) LP 12"195J-10084 — Baby Breeze   (1987)
Fontana (Jpn.) LP 12"BT 2010 — Baby Breeze   
EmArcy (Jpn.) CDEJD 3039 — Baby Breeze   (1989)
Verve CD314 538 328-2 — Baby Breeze   (1999)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 9095 — Baby Breeze   (2002)

Frank Strozier (as) on a-d, (f) on e.

Solos:
a - Chet Baker (fh) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Phil Urso (ts) 64 bars (2 choruses); Hal Galper (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Chet Baker (fh) 4 bars; Charlie Rice (d) 4 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 4 bars; Charlie Rice (d) 4 bars; Mike Fleming (b) 8 bars walking; Phil Urso (ts) 4 bars; Charlie Rice (d) 4 bars; Chet Baker (fh) 16 bars coda to fade
b - Chet Baker (fh) 48 bars (3 choruses)
c - Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars first chorus bridge; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Chet Baker (fh) 64 bars (2 choruses); Phil Urso (ts) 64 bars (2 choruses); Hal Galper (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars last chorus bridge
d - Chet Baker (fh) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Phil Urso (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); Hal Galper (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Chet Baker (fh) 8 bars; Charlie Rice (d) 8 bars; Mike Fleming (b) 8 bars; Charlie Rice (d) 8 bars
e - Chet Baker (fh) 27 bars; Hal Galper (p) 25 bars

This recording date is found in Bruyninckx and Lord and the Thorbjorn Sjogren Chet Baker discography; however, the Ruppli Mercury label discography and the liner notes to Limelight 82003 and the Verve CD reissue give November 14, 1964 as the recording date for this session. "Baby Breeze" and "Comin' Down" are credited to Richard Carpenter. "Baby Breeze" was composed by Phil Urso but the rights to the song were sold to Carpenter.

Track c is based on the chord structure of “What Is this Thing Called Love.”


Date: February 24, 1965
Location: Capitol Tower Studio A, Hollywood, CA
Label: Capitol
Shelly Manne Big Band: Manne - That's Gershwin!

Shelly Manne (ldr), Conte Candoli, Al Porcino, Ray Triscari, Stu Williamson, Jimmy Zito (t), Mike Barone, Bob Edmondson, Frank Rosolino (tb), Vincent De Rosa, Richard Perissi (frh), John Bambridge (tu), Justin Gordon, Jack Nimitz, Bud Shank (r), Frank Strozier (as), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 53416 Mine - 3:38(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: John Towner Williams
b. 53417 Theme from Concerto In F - 3:02(George Gershwin) / arr: John Towner Williams
c. 53418 By Strauss - 2:49(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: John Towner Williams
All titles on: Capitol LP 12"T/ST 2313 — Manne - That's Gershwin!   (1965)
Discovery LP 12"DS 909 — Manne - That's Gershwin!   (1984)
Capitol (Jpn.) LP 12"CP 7376 — Manne - That's Gershwin!   
Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 40 bars; Conte Candoli (t) 46 bars; Frank Strozier (as) cadenza; Conte Candoli (t) cadenza
b - Russ Freeman (p)
c - Conte Candoli (t)

Date: February 25, 1965
Location: Capitol Tower Studio A, Hollywood, CA
Label: Capitol
Shelly Manne Big Band: Manne - That's Gershwin!

Shelly Manne (ldr), Conte Candoli, Lee Katzman, Larry McGuire, Al Porcino, Stu Williamson (t), Mike Barone, Bob Edmondson, Frank Rosolino (tb), Vincent De Rosa, Richard Perissi (frh), John Bambridge (tu), Justin Gordon, Jack Nimitz, Bud Shank (r), Frank Strozier (as), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 53420 My Man's Gone Now - 3:30(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: John Towner Williams
b. 53421 Summertime - 3:55(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: John Towner Williams
c. 53422 The Real American Folk Song - 2:40(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: John Towner Williams
d. 53423 Prelude No. 2 - 2:37(George Gershwin) / arr: John Towner Williams
All titles on: Capitol LP 12"T/ST 2313 — Manne - That's Gershwin!   (1965)
Discovery LP 12"DS 909 — Manne - That's Gershwin!   (1984)
Capitol (Jpn.) LP 12"CP 7376 — Manne - That's Gershwin!   
Solos:
a - Conte Candoli (t)
b - Frank Strozier (as) rubato; Frank Strozier (as) 106 bars fast 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) rubato
c - Shelly Manne (d)
d - Conte Candoli (t)

Date: February 26, 1965
Location: Capitol Tower Studio A, Hollywood, CA
Label: Capitol
Shelly Manne Quintet: Manne - That's Gershwin!

Shelly Manne (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Frank Strozier (as), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 53424 How Long Has This Been Going On - 2:36(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
b. 53425 Our Love Is Here to Stay - 2:31(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c. 53426 The Man I Love - 5:28(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Capitol CDB2 98931 — Capitol 50th Anniversary Jazz Box   (1992)
All titles on: Capitol LP 12"T/ST 2313 — Manne - That's Gershwin!   (1965)
Discovery LP 12"DS 909 — Manne - That's Gershwin!   (1984)
Capitol (Jpn.) LP 12"CP 7376 — Manne - That's Gershwin!   
Solos:
a - Shelly Manne (d) 4-bar intro; Frank Strozier (as) 40 bars; Conte Candoli (t) 22 bars
b - Russ Freeman (p)
c - Monty Budwig (b) rubato intro; Monty Budwig (b) 8 bars slow; Conte Candoli (t) 32 bars fast; Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars fast starting at bridge; Conte Candoli (t) 8 bars fast; Shelly Manne (d) 8 bars fast; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars fast; Shelly Manne (d) 8 bars fast; Russ Freeman (p) 32 bars starting at bridge fast; Monty Budwig (b) 48 bars fast; Monty Budwig (b) 8 bars slow

Date: 1966 or 1967
Location: Annex Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Soundtrax
An Afternoon with Don Specht

Don Specht (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Frank Strozier (as), Shelly Manne (d), Don Specht (con), Others Unknown (var)

a. My A.U.N.T. the Spy - 0:59(Don Specht) / arr: Don Specht
Soundtrax LP 10"ANX 138/139 — An Afternoon with Don Specht   

This track and those on the following three sessions were issued on a rare LP that includes several other titles on which Frank Strozier does not perform. The intent appears to be to showcase Specht's talents as an arranger. Recording dates are not provided. The liner notes were written by drummer Shelly Manne. A big band is present but only Candoli, Strozier and Manne are identified. There are no solos on this brief track.


Date: 1966 or 1967
Location: Annex Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Soundtrax
An Afternoon with Don Specht

Don Specht (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Conte Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Al Porcino (t), Dick Leith, Dick Nash, Dick Noel (tb), Med Flory, Ronnie (Ronny) Lang, Jack Nimitz, Bill Perkins (sax), Frank Strozier (as), Lou Levy (p), Buddy Clark (b), Shelly Manne (d), unknown (bo), Don Specht (con)

a. Let's Hear the Brass - 0:58(Don Specht) / arr: Don Specht
Soundtrax LP 10"ANX 138/139 — An Afternoon with Don Specht   

No recording date is provided. See note to previous session. There are no solos.


Date: 1966 or 1967
Location: Annex Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Soundtrax
An Afternoon with Don Specht

Don Specht (ldr), Conte Candoli, Jack Laubach, Ollie Mitchell, Ray Triscari (t), Herbie Harper, Dick Noel, Ernie Tack (tb), Med Flory, Jack Nimitz, Bill Perkins, Bud Shank (sax), Frank Strozier (as), unknown (f, acg), Victor Feldman (vib), Lou Levy (p), Buddy Clark (b), Shelly Manne (d), Don Specht (con)

a. Basic Basie - 1:01(Don Specht) / arr: Don Specht
b. Gusanova - 0:59(Don Specht) / arr: Don Specht
Both titles on: Soundtrax LP 10"ANX 138/139 — An Afternoon with Don Specht   

unknown (f) on b, (acg) on b; Victor Feldman (vib) on b.

No recording date is provided. See note to first Don Specht session above. Flute and acoustic guitar are heard on track b. There are no solos.


Date: 1966 or 1967
Location: Annex Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Soundtrax
An Afternoon with Don Specht

Don Specht (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Dick Nash, Dick Noel, Tom Shepard, Ernie Tack (tb), Vincent De Rosa (frh), Frank Strozier (as), Dom Fera (cl), Bill Perkins (f), Victor Feldman (vib), Lou Levy (p), Buddy Clark (b), Shelly Manne (d), Don Specht (con)

a. Wandering - 6:10(Don Specht) / arr: Don Specht
Soundtrax LP 10"ANX 138/139 — An Afternoon with Don Specht   
Solos:
a - Victor Feldman (vib); Conte Candoli (t); Lou Levy (p)

No recording date is provided. See note to first Don Specht session above.


Date: June 20, 1966
Location: Shelly's Manne Hole, Hollywood, CA
Label: Atlantic
Shelly Manne and His Men Live: Boss Sounds! (quintet)

Shelly Manne (ldr), Conte Candoli (t, fh), Frank Strozier (as), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 10456 Wandering - 6:16(Don Specht) / arr: Don Specht
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1469 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (1967)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8539 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6749 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2006)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27142 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2012)
b. 10457 The Breeze and I - 6:50(Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1469 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (1967)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8539 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6749 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2006)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27142 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2012)
c. 10458 Frank's Tune - 9:23(Frank Strozier)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1469 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (1967)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8539 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6749 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2006)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27142 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2012)
d. 10459 I Married an Angel(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Russ Freeman
unissued
e. 10460 You Name It - 6:19(Russ Freeman) / arr: Russ Freeman
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1469 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (1967)
Atlantic LP 12"7 81703-1 — Atlantic Jazz: West Coast   (1986)
Atlantic CD7 81703-2 — Atlantic Jazz: West Coast   (1991)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8539 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6749 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2006)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27142 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2012)
Rhino Digital Download — Atlantic Top 60: Jazz, Jive and Strut   (2007)
f. 10461 Blues for Roody(composer unknown)
unissued
g. 10462 Margie - 7:31(Con Conrad, J. Russell Robinson, Benny Davis) / arr: Jimmy Rowles
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1469 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (1967)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8539 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6749 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2006)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27142 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2012)
h. 10463 Idle One - 7:19(Frank Strozier)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1469 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (1967)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8539 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6749 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2006)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27142 — Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne and His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole   (2012)
Solos:
a - Russ Freeman (p) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars; Conte Candoli (t) 48 bars; Russ Freeman (p) rubato
b - Russ Freeman (p) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 74 bars; Conte Candoli (t) 70 bars; Russ Freeman (p) 72 bars
c - Frank Strozier (as) 112 bars (2 choruses); Conte Candoli (t) 56 bars (1 chorus); Russ Freeman (p) 88 bars
e - Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Conte Candoli (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Russ Freeman (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Monty Budwig (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); Shelly Manne (d) 8 bars; Shelly Manne (d) 8 bars
g - Shelly Manne (d) intro; Conte Candoli (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Monty Budwig (b) 32 bars (1 chorus)
h - Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Conte Candoli (t) 16 bars (0.5 chorus); Russ Freeman (p) 16 bars (0.5 chorus) starting at bridge

The timings shown include applause. Tracks d and f have not been auditioned.


Date: ca. 1967
Location: United Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: [radio broadcast]
Shelly Manne and His Men On Radio: The Navy Swings (quintet)

Shelly Manne (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Frank Strozier (as, f), Mike Wofford (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. Frank's Tune - 2:20(Frank Strozier)
b. Summertime - 2:25(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
c. Alone Together - 2:25(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
d. March of the Siamese Children - 3:00(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
e. The Man I Love - 3:01(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on: Studio West CD109 CD — Shelly Manne: The Navy Swings   (2002)

Frank Strozier (as) on a-c, e, (f) on d.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars
b - Conte Candoli (t) 16 bars; Conte Candoli (t) 20 bars head and coda with Strozier obbligato
c - Conte Candoli (t) 44 bars (1 chorus) head with Strozier obbligato; Frank Strozier (as) 28 bars; Mike Wofford (p) 16 bars starting at bridge; Conte Candoli (t) 8 bars bridge
d - Frank Strozier (f) 64 bars (1 chorus)
e - Monty Budwig (b) 8 bars slow; Conte Candoli (t) 32 bars fast; Mike Wofford (p) 16 bars bridge fast; Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars fast; Monty Budwig (b) 16 bars bridge fast; Monty Budwig (b) 6 bars slow and cadenza

These short tracks are taken from "The Navy Swings" radio shows and are thought to have been recorded between 1965 and 1967, not necessarily all at the same session. Since this version of the Manne quintet recorded several times in 1967, I am guessing that is the year these tracks were recorded. "Frank's Tune" is performed here as a 40-bar, ABA structure whereas on other recordings, it is a 56-bar, AABA composition. Presumably time restrictions mandated elimination of the second A section in this abbreviated performance.


Date: Probably 1967
Location: Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA
Label: [private recording]
Shelly Manne and His Men with The Airmen of Note

Shelly Manne, The Airmen of Note (ldr), Conte Candoli, Paul Hubinon, Paul Kelly, Dick Montz, Vince Somma, Scott Waller (t), Bob Mann (t, g), Bill Booth, Ed Green, Gary Ross, Dave Steinmeyer (tb), Don Grossi, Ernie Hensley, Bill McPherson, Dave Napier, Kim Richmond, James Towsey, Barry Weinstein (r), Frank Strozier (as), Tom Baldwin, Dick Reitan, Mike Wofford (p), Monty Budwig, Don Dempsey, Dick Jones (b), Gary Gauger, Shelly Manne, Charlie McIlroy (d), Bob Bunton (dir)

a. The Real American Folk Song - 2:30(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: John Towner Williams
[private recording] LP 12"unnumbered — The Airmen of Note & Friends   (1968)

This is one track of a compilation featuring The Airmen of Note in concert with various guests, in this case, the Shelly Manne Quintet (Candoli, Strozier, Wofford, Budwig). The LP was produced by the U.S. Air Force and not meant for sale or commercial distribution. This is the only track of the LP on which the Manne group, including Strozier, appears. The date of this performance is not given but the presence of Wofford suggests 1967. The personnel are collective for all the appearances on the LP which took place over the period 1966-1967 and it is not known who actually performs on this track, especially regarding the rhythm section players. All of the musicians, other than Manne's group, were enlisted men. Not auditioned.


Date: June 2, 1967
Location: Marty's On the Hill, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Impulse!
Oliver Nelson's Big Band live from Los Angeles

Oliver Nelson (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Freddy Hill (t), Louis Blackburn, Billy Byers, Pete Myers, Ernie Tack (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Oliver Nelson (ss, con), Gabe Baltazar, Frank Strozier (as), Bill Perkins, Tom Scott (ts), Jack Nimitz (bar), Frank Strazzeri (p), Monty Budwig (b), Ed Thigpen (d)

a. 90900 Miss Fine - 4:11(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Impulse! LP 12"A/S 9153 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (1967)
Impulse! (Eng.) LP 12"SIPL 510 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (1968)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88100 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8504AI — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 5549 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 5626 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Universal (Jpn.) CDMVCJ 19132 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9070 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (2001)
Impulse! CDB0004275-02 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9152 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (2010)
Solos:
a - Freddy Hill (t) 2 bar break + 32 bars (1 chorus); Freddy Hill (t) 6-bar coda

Frank Strazzeri is incorrectly listed as Strazzori in the liner notes to Impulse A/S 9153. Howard Johnson's presence on tuba is confirmed by Johnson himself and by aural evidence despite not being credited in any other sources. The timing shown includes applause.


Date: June 3, 1967
Location: Marty's On the Hill, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Impulse!
Oliver Nelson's Big Band live from Los Angeles

Oliver Nelson (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Freddy Hill (t), Louis Blackburn, Billy Byers, Pete Myers, Ernie Tack (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Oliver Nelson (ss, con), Gabe Baltazar, Frank Strozier (as), Bill Perkins, Tom Scott (ts), Jack Nimitz (bar), Frank Strazzeri (p), Monty Budwig (b), Ed Thigpen (d)

a. 90901 Milestones (Miles) - 8:35(Miles Davis) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Impulse! LP 12"A/S 9153 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (1967)
Impulse! (Eng.) LP 12"SIPL 510 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (1968)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88100 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8504AI — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 5549 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 5626 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Universal (Jpn.) CDMVCJ 19132 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9070 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (2001)
Impulse! CDB0004275-02 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9152 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (2010)
U-5 Digital Download — Hard Swingin' Jazz   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — Super Rad Jazz   (2013)
Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 200 bars (5 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 240 bars (6 choruses) simultaneous improvisation with Scott; Tom Scott (ts) 160 bars (4 choruses)

This title is the later of the two Miles Davis tunes with this name. Frank Strazzeri is incorrectly listed as Strazzori in the liner notes to Impulse A/S 9153. Howard Johnson's presence on tuba is confirmed by Johnson himself and by aural evidence despite not being credited in any other sources. The timing shown includes applause.


Date: June 4, 1967
Location: Marty's On the Hill, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Impulse!
Oliver Nelson's Big Band live from Los Angeles

Oliver Nelson (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Freddy Hill (t), Louis Blackburn, Billy Byers, Pete Myers, Ernie Tack (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Oliver Nelson (ss, con), Gabe Baltazar, Frank Strozier (as), Bill Perkins, Tom Scott (ts), Jack Nimitz (bar), Mel Brown (g), Frank Strazzeri (p), Monty Budwig (b), Ed Thigpen (d)

a. 90902 I Remember Bird - 5:44(Leonard Feather) / arr: Oliver Nelson
U-5 Digital Download — Bird Brains: Charlie Parker Imitators   (2013)
b. 90903 Night Train - 4:49(Jimmy Forrest, Oscar Washington) / arr: Oliver Nelson
c. 90904 Guitar Blues - 4:23(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
d. 90905 Down by the Riverside - 8:53(Traditional) / arr: Oliver Nelson
U-5 Digital Download — Hallelujazz   (2013)
U-5 Digital Download — New Orleans, Louisiana: Jazz & Blues   (2013)
e. 90906 Ja-Da - 2:16(Bob Carleton) / arr: Oliver Nelson
All titles on: Impulse! LP 12"A/S 9153 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (1967)
Impulse! (Eng.) LP 12"SIPL 510 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (1968)
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"IMP 88100 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"YP 8504AI — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 5549 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Impulse! (Jpn.) LP 12"VIM 5626 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   
Universal (Jpn.) CDMVCJ 19132 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9070 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (2001)
Impulse! CDB0004275-02 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (2005)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCI 9152 — Oliver Nelson's Big Band Live From Los Angeles   (2010)

Mel Brown (g) on b-c.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 8-bar intro; Frank Strozier (as) 70 bars and cadenza
b - Mel Brown (g) 96 bars (8 choruses)
c - Mel Brown (g) 96 bars (8 choruses) and cadenza
d - Bobby Bryant (t) 108 bars (9 choruses); Freddy Hill (t) 84 bars (7 choruses); Conte Candoli (t) 84 bars (7 choruses); Buddy Childers (t) 84 bars (7 choruses); Bobby Bryant (t) 36 bars (3 choruses) 4-bar exchanges and simultaneous improvisation with other 3 trumpeters
e - Louis Blackburn (tb) 4 bars; Louis Blackburn (tb) 12 bars

Frank Strazzeri is incorrectly listed as Strazzori in the liner notes to Impulse A/S 9153. Howard Johnson's presence on tuba is confirmed by Johnson himself and by aural evidence despite not being credited in any other sources. The timings shown include announcements and applause.


Date: June 19, 1967
Location: Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Atlantic
Shelly Manne and His Men: Jazz Gunn

Shelly Manne (ldr), Conte Candoli (t, fh), Frank Strozier (as, f), Mike Wofford (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 12659 Sweet - 6:49(Henry Mancini)
b. 12660 Silver Tears - 5:20(Henry Mancini)
c. 12661 A Bluish Bag - 7:18(Henry Mancini)
d. 12662 Night Owl - 4:55(Henry Mancini)
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 1487 — Jazz Gunn   (1967)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6834 — Jazz Gunn/Daktari   (2001)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27186 — Jazz Gunn   (2012)
Atlantic (Ger.) CD7567 82271-2 — Jazz Gunn   

Conte Candoli (t) on a-c, (fh) on d; Frank Strozier (as) on a-c, (f) on d.

Solos:
a - Shelly Manne (d) intro; Conte Candoli (t) 64 bars; Mike Wofford (p) 62 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars; Monty Budwig (b) 32 bars
b - Frank Strozier (as) 26 bars; Monty Budwig (b) 26 bars
c - Conte Candoli (t) 64 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars; Mike Wofford (p) 64 bars; Shelly Manne (d)
d - Mike Wofford (p) 64 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (f) 64 bars in 3/4

Budwig plays arco on track c.


Date: June 20, 1967
Location: Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Atlantic
Shelly Manne and His Men: Jazz Gunn

Shelly Manne (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Frank Strozier (as, f), Mike Wofford (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 12663 A Quiet Happening - 5:39(Henry Mancini)
b. 12664 Theme for Sam - 4:38(Henry Mancini)
c. 12665 Peter Gunn - 3:41(Henry Mancini)
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 1487 — Jazz Gunn   (1967)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6834 — Jazz Gunn/Daktari   (2001)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27186 — Jazz Gunn   (2012)
Atlantic (Ger.) CD7567 82271-2 — Jazz Gunn   

Frank Strozier (as) on a, c, (f) on b.

Solos:
a - Conte Candoli (t) 64 bars; Shelly Manne (d) 16 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars with Manne; Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars; Mike Wofford (p) 64 bars
b - Mike Wofford (p) 8 bars slow with Strozier flute obbligato; Mike Wofford (p) 16 bars slow
c - Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars

Date: June 21, 1967
Location: Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Atlantic
Shelly Manne and His Men: Perk Up (quintet)

Shelly Manne (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Frank Strozier (as), Mike Wofford (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d), unknown (per)

a. 12666 Finisterre(Howard Johnson)
unissued
b. 12667 Perk Up - 5:42(Jimmy Rowles)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ 21 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz (Jpn.) LP 12"IJC 80155 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4021 — Perk Up   (1995)
c. 12668 Seer - 5:48(Frank Strozier)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ 21 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz (Jpn.) LP 12"IJC 80155 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4021 — Perk Up   (1995)
d. 12669 Drinkin' and Drivin' (502 Blues) - 6:41(Jimmy Rowles)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ 21 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz (Jpn.) LP 12"IJC 80155 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4021 — Perk Up   (1995)
e. 12670 Bird of Paradise - 4:38(Mike Wofford)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ 21 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz (Jpn.) LP 12"IJC 80155 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4021 — Perk Up   (1995)

unknown (per) on b.

Solos:
b - Shelly Manne (d)
c - Frank Strozier (as) 34 bars; Conte Candoli (t) 33 bars
d - Conte Candoli (t) 16 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars; Mike Wofford (p) 16 bars
e - Mike Wofford (p) 16-bar intro; Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars; Mike Wofford (p) 32 bars

This session was originally recorded for but never issued by the Atlantic label. Track a has not been auditioned.


Date: June 22, 1967
Location: Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Atlantic
Shelly Manne and His Men: Perk Up (quintet)

Shelly Manne (ldr), Conte Candoli (t), Frank Strozier (as, f), Mike Wofford (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. 12671 Bleep - 6:25(Mike Wofford)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ 21 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz (Jpn.) LP 12"IJC 80155 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4021 — Perk Up   (1995)
b. 12672 Comeback - 4:48(Frank Strozier)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ 21 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz (Jpn.) LP 12"IJC 80155 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4021 — Perk Up   (1995)
c. 12673 Brother(composer unknown)
unissued
d. 12674 I Married an Angel - 4:49(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ 21 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz (Jpn.) LP 12"IJC 80155 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4021 — Perk Up   (1995)
e. 12675 Yesterdays - 5:14(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ 21 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz (Jpn.) LP 12"IJC 80155 — Perk Up   (1976)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4021 — Perk Up   (1995)

Frank Strozier (f) on d.

Solos:
a - Conte Candoli (t) 64 bars (2 choruses); Shelly Manne (d) 32 bars (1 chorus); Mike Wofford (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Monty Budwig (b) 32 bars (1 chorus)
b - Conte Candoli (t) 96 bars (8 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 96 bars (8 choruses); Mike Wofford (p) 60 bars (5 choruses); Monty Budwig (b) 36 bars (3 choruses) walking
d - Frank Strozier (f) 8-bar intro vamp in 3/4; Frank Strozier (f) 72 bars in 3/4; Conte Candoli (t) 36 bars in 3/4; Mike Wofford (p) 36 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 16-bar coda in 3/4 with Candoli
e - Mike Wofford (p) rubato; Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Conte Candoli (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Monty Budwig (b) 16 bars; Shelly Manne (d) 10 bars; Shelly Manne (d) 10 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars; Shelly Manne (d) 8 bars; Conte Candoli (t) 8 bars; Shelly Manne (d) 8 bars; Mike Wofford (p) rubato

This session was originally recorded for but never issued by the Atlantic label. Track c has not been auditioned.


Date: November 1, 1967
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Capitol
Nancy Wilson: Welcome to My Love (with large orchestra)

Nancy Wilson (ldr), Gene Cipriano (r, ts), Bill Green (r, as), Ernie Small (r, bar), Frank Strozier (as), Plas Johnson (ts), Victor Arno, Edward Bergman, Harry Bluestone, Jacques Gasselin, James Getzoff, Louis Kaufman, Lou Raderman, Sidney Sharp, Marshall Sosson (vn), Samuel Boghossian, Alvin Dinkin, Louis Kievman (vl), Anne Goodman, Ray Kramer, Igor Roroshevsky, Gloria Strassner (vc), Ann Stockton (hrp), John Collins, Bobby Gibbons (g), Donn Trenner (p), Buster Williams (b), Hal Blaine (d, per), Oliver Nelson (con), Nancy Wilson (v)

a. 58562-6 Angel Eyes - 2:48(Matt Dennis, Earl Brent) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Capitol CD7243 8 28525 2 3 — Spotlight On Nancy Wilson   (1995)
Capitol CD7243 8 34886 2 9 — The Best of Nancy Wilson: Ballads, Blues & Big Bands   (1996)
Capitol CD7243 4 77562 2 — The Great American Songbook   (2005)
b. 58563-9 I'm Always Drunk in San Francisco - 2:29(Tommy Wolf) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Capitol 452061   (1968)
c. 58564-8 You Don't Know Me - 2:27(Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Capitol 4545CL 15536   (1968)
Capitol CD7243 8 34886 2 9 — The Best of Nancy Wilson: Ballads, Blues & Big Bands   (1996)
Capitol CDCDP 7243 8 53921 2 2 — Nancy Wilson: The Best of Jazz & Blues Sessions   (1996)
d. 58565-9 In the Heat of the Night - 2:32(Quincy Jones, Alan Bergman) / arr: Oliver Nelson
All titles on: Capitol LP 12"T/TS 2844 — Welcome To My Love   (1968)
Capitol LP 12"STBB 727 — For Once In My Life/Who Can I Turn To   (1971)
Capitol LP 12"SF 728 — For Once In My Life   
Capitol Cassette4XFF 727 — For Once In My Life/Who Can I Turn To   
Capitol 8-Track8XFF 727 — For Once In My Life/Who Can I Turn To   
Capitol CD7243 8 28980 2 3 — Welcome To My Love   (1995)

Frank Strozier does not solo on any of these tracks.


Date: November 29, 1967
Location: United Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Atlantic
Carmen McRae: Portrait of Carmen (with big band)

Carmen McRae (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Conte Candoli, Freddy Hill, Al Porcino (t), Louis Blackburn, Billy Byers, Frank Rosolino, Ernie Tack (tb), Buddy Collette, Bill Green, Anthony Ortega, Frank Strozier (sax), John Collins (g), Norman Simmons (p), Ray Brown (b), Shelly Manne (d), Oliver Nelson (con), Carmen McRae (v)

a. 13619 Wonder Why - 2:13(Nicholas Brodsky, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Oliver Nelson
b. 13620 Day by Day - 2:26(Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 72966 2 — Atlantic Jazz Vocal Classics   (1998)
c. 13621 Walking Happy - 2:39(Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Oliver Nelson
d. 13622 Loads of Love - 3:56(Richard Rodgers) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Collectables CDCOL-CD 6836 — The Art of Carmen McRae/For Once In My Life   (2004)
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8165 — Portrait of Carmen   (1968)
Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12"P 6049A — Portrait of Carmen   (1971)
Atlantic (Jpn.) CDAMCY 1053 — Portrait of Carmen   (1991)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6835 — The Sound of Silence/Portrait of Carmen   (2001)
Collectables CDCOL-0412 — Collectables Classics: Carmen McRae (5 CD Box)   (2006)

Frank Strozier does not solo on any of these tracks.


Date: November 30, 1967
Location: Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Atlantic
Shelly Manne: Daktari

Shelly Manne (ldr), Justin Gordon, Bud Shank, Arthur Smith, Frank Strozier (r), Larry Bunker, Frank Carlson, Victor Feldman, Emil Richards (vib, mar, per), Robert Bain (g), Mike Wofford (p), Bill Pittman (b), Shelly Manne (d), unknown (v)

a. 13595 Out on a Limb - 3:04(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
Atlantic 452497   (1968)
Atlantic (Fr.) 45650093   
b. 13596 Elephantime - 2:21(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
c. 13597 Africa - 3:10(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8157 — Daktari   (1968)
Atlantic LP 12"7567 93065-1 — Daktari   
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6834 — Jazz Gunn/Daktari   (2001)
Atlantic CD7 93065-2 — Daktari   (2002)

unknown (v) on c.

This is music used in the soundtrack of a television series. The version of "Out On a Limb" on Atlantic 2497 is edited. The unidentified alto saxophone soloist on track b could very well be Frank Strozier. This recording features a variety of African and Western woodwind and percussion instruments.


Date: December 4, 1967
Location: Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Atlantic
Shelly Manne: Daktari

Shelly Manne (ldr), Justin Gordon, Bud Shank, Arthur Smith, Frank Strozier (r), Larry Bunker, Frank Carlson, Victor Feldman, Emil Richards (vib, mar, per), Robert Bain (g), Mike Wofford (p), Bill Pittman (b), Shelly Manne (d), unknown (v)

a. 13598 Toto - 2:44(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
b. 13599 Galloping Giraffes - 3:11(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
c. 13600 Stay With Me - 2:46(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
d. 13601 Daktari - 2:14(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
Atlantic 452497   (1968)
Atlantic (Fr.) 45650093   
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8157 — Daktari   (1968)
Atlantic LP 12"7567 93065-1 — Daktari   
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6834 — Jazz Gunn/Daktari   (2001)
Atlantic CD7 93065-2 — Daktari   (2002)

unknown (v) on d.

This is music used in the soundtrack of a television series. The unidentified alto saxophone soloist on tracks a-c could very well be Frank Strozier. This recording features a variety of African and Western woodwind and percussion instruments.


Date: December 5, 1967
Location: Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Atlantic
Shelly Manne: Daktari

Shelly Manne (ldr), Justin Gordon, Bud Shank, Arthur Smith, Frank Strozier (r), Larry Bunker, Frank Carlson, Victor Feldman, Emil Richards (vib, mar, per), Robert Bain (g), Mike Wofford (p), Bill Pittman (b), Shelly Manne (d), unknown (v)

a. 13602 Clarence - 2:18(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
b. 13603 Judy Judy - 2:37(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
c. 13604 Rhino Trot - 1:51(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
d. 13605 Wameru - 2:56(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
e. 13606 Ivan - 2:27(Shelly Manne) / arr: Dick Hazard
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8157 — Daktari   (1968)
Atlantic LP 12"7567 93065-1 — Daktari   
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6834 — Jazz Gunn/Daktari   (2001)
Atlantic CD7 93065-2 — Daktari   (2002)

unknown (v) on c, e.

This is music used in the soundtrack of a television series. The unidentified alto saxophone soloist on tracks a and c could very well be Frank Strozier. This recording features a variety of African and Western woodwind and percussion instruments.


Date: April 10, 1968
Location: Liberty Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Blue Note
The Three Sounds: Coldwater Flat (with big band)

The Three Sounds (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Buddy Childers, Freddy Hill, Melvin Moore (t), Louis Blackburn, Billy Byers, Pete Myers (tb), Ernie Tack (btb), Anthony Ortega, Frank Strozier (as), Plas Johnson (ts), Bill Green (bar), Gene Harris (p), Andy Simpkins (b), Donald Bailey (d), Kenneth Watson (per)

a. The Look of Love - 2:27(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Blue Note CD7243 8 57749 2 — Blue Bacharach - A Cooler Shaker   (1999)
Blue Note (Can.) CD7243 5 77370 2 9 — Blue Note Plays Burt Bacharach   (2004)
b. Georgia on My Mind - 4:55(Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Blue Note (Eu.) CD7243 5 23444 2 — Blunited States   (2000)
c. The Grass Is Greener - 3:00(Spence Maxwell, Howlett Smith) / arr: Oliver Nelson
d. I Remember Bird - 2:47(Leonard Feather) / arr: Oliver Nelson
All titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BST 84285 — Coldwater Flat   (1968)

Blue Note BST 84285 lists "Georgia On My Mind" as "Georgia." The personnel shown come from the Cuscuna-Ruppli Blue Note discography. There appears to be a tenor saxophone missing. The Blue Note discography lists a Roger Hutchinson as part of the ensemble but with no instrument assigned. Anthony Ortega does not remember anyone with this name either on this session or as a Los Angeles musician of the time period. Other searches have failed to turn up anyone with this name who might have been associated with this session. It is not Bobby Hutcherson since no vibraphone is audible. Frank Strozier does not solo on any of these tracks. The main soloist is Gene Harris.


Date: April 11, 1968
Location: Liberty Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Blue Note
The Three Sounds: Coldwater Flat (with big band)

The Three Sounds (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Buddy Childers, Freddy Hill, Melvin Moore (t), Louis Blackburn, Billy Byers, Pete Myers (tb), Ernie Tack (btb), Anthony Ortega, Frank Strozier (as), Jay Migliori (ts), Bill Green (bar), Gene Harris (p), Andy Simpkins (b), Donald Bailey (d), Lou Singer (per, tmp), Kenneth Watson (per)

a. My Romance - 2:52(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Oliver Nelson
b. Lonely Bottles - 3:00(Quincy Jones) / arr: Oliver Nelson
c. Do Do Do (What Now Is Next) - 3:15(Nat Adderley, Gail Fisher Levy) / arr: Oliver Nelson
d. Coldwater Flat - 2:30(Phil Moore) / arr: Oliver Nelson
e. Last Train to Clarksville - 3:15(Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart) / arr: Oliver Nelson
All titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BST 84285 — Coldwater Flat   (1968)

The personnel shown come from the Cuscuna-Ruppli Blue Note discography. There appears to be a tenor saxophonist missing. Frank Strozier does not solo on any of these tracks. The main soloist is Gene Harris.


Date: April 12, 1968
Location: Liberty Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Blue Note
The Three Sounds: Coldwater Flat (with big band)

The Three Sounds (ldr), Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Freddy Hill, Melvin Moore (t), Milt Bernhart, Louis Blackburn, Billy Byers (tb), Ernie Tack (btb), Anthony Ortega, Frank Strozier (as), Plas Johnson, Tom Scott (ts), Bill Green (bar), Gene Harris (p), Andy Simpkins (b), Donald Bailey (d), Kenneth Watson (per), Lou Singer (tmp)

a. Star Trek - 4:19(Gene Harris) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84285 — Coldwater Flat   (1968)
Blue Note CD8 57748 2 — Blue Movies - Scoring for the Studios   (1999)
EMI (Eu.) CD5 20535-2 — Jazz On Cinema   (1999)

The personnel shown come from the Cuscuna-Ruppli Blue Note discography which lists a Roger Hutchinson as part of the ensemble but with no instrument assigned. Anthony Ortega does not remember anyone with this name either on this session or as a Los Angeles musician of the time period. Other searches have failed to turn up anyone with this name who might have been associated with this session. It is not Bobby Hutcherson since no vibraphone is audible. Frank Strozier does not solo on this track.


Date: July 14, 1968
Location: Left Bank Jazz Society Concert, Famous Ballroom, Baltimore, MD
Label: [private recording]
Don Ellis Big Band Live

Don Ellis (ldr), Stuart Blumberg, Don Ellis, Bob Harmon, John Rosenberg, Glenn Stuart (t), Ernie Carlson, Glenn Ferris, Don Switzer (tb), Frank Strozier, Ira Sullivan (as), Sam Falzone, John Klemmer (ts), John Magruder (bar), Pete Robinson (p), Ray Neapolitan, Dave Parlato (b), Ralph Humphrey (d), Gene Strimling (per), Lee Pastora (cng)

a. Unknown Titles
unissued

This concert is listed in the Left Bank Jazz Society Yearbook 1974 (thanks to Bertrand Uberall). It is not known with certainty that a recording exists; however, most of these concerts were, in fact, recorded.


Date: July 17, 1968
Location: Berkshire Festival, Shed, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
Label: [television broadcast]
Don Ellis Big Band live at Tanglewood

Don Ellis (ldr), Stuart Blumberg, Don Ellis, Bob Harmon, John Rosenberg, Glenn Stuart (t), Glenn Ferris, Ernie Garrison, Don Switzer (tb), Ira Schulman, Frank Strozier (as, cl, f), Sam Falzone, John Klemmer (ts, cl, f), John Magruder (bar, cl, f), Pete Robinson (p, elp), Ray Neapolitan, Dave Parlato (b, eb), Ralph Humphrey (d), Gene Strimling (d, per), Lee Pastora (cng)

a. K.C. Blues - 8:05(Charlie Parker) / arr: Don Ellis
b. Open Beauty - 8:19(Don Ellis) / arr: Don Ellis
c. Indian Lady - 13:00(Don Ellis) / arr: Don Ellis
All titles on: Sights & Sounds Films CDunnumbered promotional CD — Don Ellis: "LIVE" Tanglewood 1968   (2016)
Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) long rubato introduction; Frank Strozier (as) 60 bars (5 choruses); John Klemmer (ts) 72 bars (6 choruses); Pete Robinson (elp) 36 bars (3 choruses)
b - Don Ellis (t) electrically modified; Ira Schulman (f)
c - Don Ellis (t) electrically modified; Pete Robinson (elp); Glenn Ferris (tb); John Klemmer (ts); Ralph Humphrey (d)

This comes from a PBS broadcast (WGBH-TV, Boston, MA) of a concert that was part of the "Contemporary Trends Concerts" held at Tanglewood. Other performers at the event were the Modern Jazz Quartet and vocalist Judy Collins. The personnel are not identified but are most likely the same band members that performed at Antibes three days later (see sessions below). These performances can be viewed here. The promotional CD shown contains the audio portion of the same performances and is available for purchase on eBay. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause. Many thanks to Michael Fitzgerald for information on the recording date and venue.


Date: July 20, 1968
Location: 9th Juan-les-Pins International Jazz Festival, Antibes, France
Label: [television broadcast]
Don Ellis Orchestra live at Antibes

Don Ellis (ldr), Stuart Blumberg, Don Ellis, Bob Harmon, John Rosenberg, Glenn Stuart (t), Glenn Ferris, Ernie Garrison, Don Switzer (tb), Ira Schulman, Frank Strozier (as, cl, f), Sam Falzone, John Klemmer (ts, cl, f), John Magruder (bar, cl, f), Pete Robinson (p, elp), Ray Neapolitan, Dave Parlato (b, eb), Ralph Humphrey (d), Gene Strimling (d, per), Lee Pastora (cng)

a. The Great Divide - 9:18(Don Ellis) / arr: Don Ellis
b. K.C. Blues - 9:15(Charlie Parker) / arr: Don Ellis
c. Open Beauty - 8:32(Don Ellis) / arr: Don Ellis
d. Indian Lady - 18:03(Don Ellis) / arr: Don Ellis
All titles unissued.
Solos:
a - Don Ellis (t); Sam Falzone (ts); Ira Schulman (as)
b - Frank Strozier (as) long rubato introduction; Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars (4 choruses); John Klemmer (ts) 84 bars (7 choruses); Pete Robinson (elp) 36 bars (3 choruses)
c - Don Ellis (t) electrically modified; Ira Schulman (f)
d - Don Ellis (t) electrically modified; John Klemmer (ts); Glenn Ferris (tb); Ralph Humphrey (d)

These live performances were filmed by Jean Christophe Averty. Information comes from the INA archives. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.


Date: July 22, 1968
Location: 9th Juan-les-Pins International Jazz Festival, Antibes, France
Label: [television broadcast]
Don Ellis Orchestra live

Don Ellis (ldr), Stuart Blumberg, Don Ellis, Bob Harmon, John Rosenberg, Glenn Stuart (t), Glenn Ferris, Ernie Garrison, Don Switzer (tb), Ira Schulman, Frank Strozier (as, cl, f), Sam Falzone, John Klemmer (ts, cl, f), John Magruder (bar, cl, f), Ray Neapolitan (sit, b, eb), Pete Robinson (p, elp), Dave Parlato (b, eb), Ralph Humphrey (d), Gene Strimling (d, per), Lee Pastora (cng)

a. Opus 5 - 15:26(Howlett Smith) / arr: Don Ellis
b. Turkish Bath - 15:14(Ron Myers) / arr: Don Ellis
c. A New Kind of Country - 5:58(Hank Levy) / arr: Don Ellis
d. Last Summer's Spell - 8:00(John Klemmer) / arr: Don Ellis
e. Variations for Trumpet - 26:57(Don Ellis) / arr: Don Ellis
All titles unissued.
Solos:
a - Dave Parlato (b); Ray Neapolitan (sit); Pete Robinson (elp); Don Ellis (t)
b - Ray Neapolitan (sit); Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars (4 choruses) in 7/4; Glenn Ferris (tb); Pete Robinson (elp)
c - Sam Falzone (ts)
d - John Klemmer (ts)
e - Don Ellis (t) electrically modified

Information on this concert comes from the INA archives. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.


Date: ca. August 1968
Location: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Label: Columbia
Don Ellis Big Band live: Autumn

Don Ellis (ldr), Stuart Blumberg, Bob Harmon, John Rosenberg (t, fh), Don Ellis, Glenn Stuart (t), Ernie Carlson, Glenn Ferris (tb), Don Switzer (btb), Ira Schulman, Frank Strozier (as), Sam Falzone, John Klemmer (ts), John Magruder (bar, bcl), Pete Robinson (p, elp), Ray Neapolitan (b, eb), Dave Parlato (b), Ralph Humphrey (d), Gene Strimling (per), Lee Pastora (cng)

a. Indian Lady - 17:42(Don Ellis) / arr: Don Ellis
b. K.C. Blues - 8:44(Charlie Parker) / arr: Don Ellis
Columbia LP 12"G 30217 — Fill Your Head With Jazz   (1970)
Both titles on: Columbia LP 12"CS 9721 — Autumn   (1968)
CBS (Ger.) LP 12"S 63503 — Autumn   (1969)
Tristar CD80885 — Autumn   (1994)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 9721 — Autumn   (2007)
FiveFour (Eng.) CD33 — Autumn   (2012)
CBS (Fr.) CD472622-2 — Autumn   
Solos:
b - Frank Strozier (as) long rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars (4 choruses); John Klemmer (ts) 84 bars (7 choruses); Pete Robinson (elp) 36 bars (3 choruses)

Ellis plays quarter-tone trumpet and electrified trumpet.


Date: ca. August 1968
Location: Columbia Records Studio A, Hollywood, CA
Label: Columbia
Don Ellis Big Band: Autumn

Don Ellis (ldr), Stuart Blumberg, Don Ellis, Bob Harmon, John Rosenberg, Glenn Stuart (t), Ernie Carlson, Glenn Ferris (tb), Terry Woodson (btb), Doug Bixby (tu), Sam Falzone (ss, ts, cl, f), Ron Starr (ss, as, cl), Frank Strozier (as, cl), John Klemmer (ts, cl), John Magruder (cl), Mark Stevens (vib, per), Pete Robinson (p, elp), Ray Neapolitan (b, eb), Dave Parlato (b), Ralph Humphrey (d), Gene Strimling (per), Lee Pastora (cng)

a. Scratt and Fluggs - 1:57(Don Ellis) / arr: Don Ellis
b. Pussy Wiggle Stomp - 6:47(Don Ellis) / arr: Don Ellis
c. Child of Ecstacy - 3:14(Don Ellis) / arr: Don Ellis
All titles on: Columbia LP 12"CS 9721 — Autumn   (1968)
CBS (Ger.) LP 12"S 63503 — Autumn   (1969)
Tristar CD80885 — Autumn   (1994)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 9721 — Autumn   (2007)
FiveFour (Eng.) CD33 — Autumn   (2012)
CBS (Fr.) CD472622-2 — Autumn   

Ellis plays quarter-tone trumpet and amplified trumpet. Not auditioned. The album also includes "Variations for Trumpet" but Strozier is not present on that track.


Date: ca. 1969
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Flying Dutchman
Oliver Nelson Big Band: Black, Brown and Beautiful

Oliver Nelson (ldr), Bobby Bryant (t), Oliver Nelson (ss, as, con), Frank Strozier (as), Roger Kellaway (p, elp), Chuck Domanico (b), John Guerin (d), Others Unknown (var)

a. FXB1-0121 Self-Help Is Needed - 4:06(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
b. FXB1-0122 I Hope in Time a Change Will Come - 2:33(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
c. FXB1-0123 3,2,1,0 - 3:24(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
All titles on: Flying Dutchman LP 12"FDS 116 — Black, Brown and Beautiful   (1969)
Flying Dutchman LP 12"CYL2-1449 — A Dream Deferred   (1976)
Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (0.5 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 8-bar coda and cadenza
b - Oliver Nelson (ss) 32 bars; Oliver Nelson (ss) 8 bars
c - Roger Kellaway (elp) 44 bars; Bobby Bryant (t) 24 bars; Bobby Bryant (t) 12 bars

These are three of nine tracks found on Flying Dutchman FDS 116 and are performed by what sounds like a conventional big band. Unfortunately, little information seems to exist regarding personnel other than the soloists. I am assuming that the personnel are the same for all three titles and that they were recorded at the same session. Guerin (d) and Domanico (b) are mentioned in the liner notes so I am assuming they are part of the rhythm section on these tracks although this is not confirmed. The master numbers shown were assigned in 1976 by RCA.

The remaining tracks of this LP involve Oliver Nelson in various other settings including a piano duo and backed by a string orchestra, probably recorded at other sessions, none of which appear to involve Frank Strozier. They are not included here.


Date: February 21, 1969
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Flying Dutchman
Steve Allen: Soulful Brass #2 (big band)

Steve Allen (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Buddy Childers, Freddy Hill, Ollie Mitchell (t), George Bohanon, Billy Byers, Ernie Tack (tb), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Vincent De Rosa, David Duke, Bill Hinshaw, Alan Robinson (frh), John Klemmer, Frank Strozier, Ernie Watts (sax), David Cohen, Howard Roberts (g), Steve Allen, Michael Lang (key), Max Bennett (eb), Jimmy Gordon (d), Bobby Morin (per), Oliver Nelson (con)

a. Games People Play - 2:00(Joe South) / arr: Oliver Nelson
b. This Girl's in Love with You (This Guy's in Love with You) - 4:35(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Oliver Nelson
c. Tell Me Something - 2:04(Steve Allen) / arr: Oliver Nelson
d. Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (The More I Love You) - 4:05(Rene Ornelas, Samuel Ibarra, Rene Herrera) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Flying Dutchman 4526001   (1969)
All titles on: Flying Dutchman LP 12"FDS 101 — Soulful Brass #2   (1969)
Master Classics Digital Download — Soulful Brass #2   (2011)

Despite the presence of many well known jazz musicians, this session and the two following are very commercial in nature and not representative of Oliver Nelson's great talent as an arranger. Most of the solos are by guitar (Cohen) or electronic keyboard. Track d has a brief alto saxophone solo at the beginning that may be Strozier. Allen plays an electronic device known as a Rock-Si-Chord which simulates the sound of a harpsichord. The information comes from Doug Payne's Oliver Nelson Discography.


Date: February 22, 1969
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Flying Dutchman
Steve Allen: Soulful Brass #2 (big band)

Steve Allen (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Buddy Childers, Freddy Hill, Ollie Mitchell (t), Louis Blackburn, George Bohanon, Billy Byers, Dick McQuary (tb), Vincent De Rosa, David Duke, Bill Hinshaw, Art Maebe (frh), John Klemmer, Frank Strozier, Ernie Watts (sax), Dennis Budimir, David Cohen (g), Steve Allen, Michael Lang (key), Max Bennett (eb), Jimmy Gordon (d), Bobby Morin (per), Oliver Nelson (con)

a. What a Wonderful World - 2:18(George David Weiss, Bob Thiele) / arr: Oliver Nelson
b. Soulful Strut - 3:11(Eugene Record, William Sanders) / arr: Oliver Nelson
c. Son of a Preacher Man - 2:43(John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) / arr: Oliver Nelson
d. New Dance - 3:31(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
All titles on: Flying Dutchman LP 12"FDS 101 — Soulful Brass #2   (1969)
Master Classics Digital Download — Soulful Brass #2   (2011)

According to Doug Payne, track d comes from a cue from Oliver Nelson's score for the TV show Ironside. This track has the only tenor saxophone solo on the LP.


Date: February 22, 1969
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Flying Dutchman
Steve Allen: Soulful Brass #2 (big band)

Steve Allen (ldr), Bobby Bryant, Buddy Childers, Freddy Hill, Ollie Mitchell (t), Louis Blackburn, George Bohanon, Billy Byers, Dick McQuary (tb), Vincent De Rosa, David Duke, Bill Hinshaw, Alan Robinson (frh), John Klemmer, Frank Strozier, Ernie Watts (sax), Dennis Budimir, David Cohen (g), Steve Allen, Michael Lang (key), Larry Knechtel (eb), John Guerin (d), Bobby Morin (per), Oliver Nelson (con)

a. Where Did the People Go? - 3:46(Steve Allen) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Flying Dutchman 4526001   (1969)
b. California Soul - 2:18(Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Goldenlane Records Digital Download — Music For California   (2011)
c. Everyday People - 2:31(Sylvester Stewart (Sly Stone)) / arr: Oliver Nelson
All titles on: Flying Dutchman LP 12"FDS 101 — Soulful Brass #2   (1969)
Master Classics Digital Download — Soulful Brass #2   (2011)

See notes to the session of February 21, 1969 above.


Date: November 13, 1973
Location: New York City
Label: Muse
Bobby Pierce Septet: New York

Bobby Pierce (ldr), Bobby Alston (t), Billy Mitchell (ss, ts), Frank Strozier (as, f), Ted Dunbar (g), Bobby Pierce (elp, cel, or, v), Bob Cranshaw (eb), Freddie Waits (d)

a. New York - 4:28(Bobby Pierce) / arr: Bobby Alston
b. Children Are the Creator's Messengers - 9:16(Bobby Pierce) / arr: Bobby Alston
c. Hooray for the Children - 1:58(Bobby Pierce) / arr: Bobby Alston
d. Too High - 5:18(Stevie Wonder) / arr: Billy Gee
e. Sleep Baby - 5:04(Bobby Pierce) / arr: Bobby Alston
f. Minority - 8:57(Gigi Gryce) / arr: Bobby Alston
All titles on: Muse LP 12"MR 5030 — New York   (1973)

Billy Mitchell (ss) on c-d; Frank Strozier (as) on a, c-f, (f) on b; Bobby Pierce (elp) on b, e, (cel) on e, (or) on a-d, f, (v) on a, c, e.

Solos:
a - Bobby Pierce (v) 30 bars; Bobby Alston (t) 32 bars; Bobby Pierce (v) 26 bars; Ted Dunbar (g) 16 bars; Bobby Pierce (or) 24 bars; Bobby Pierce (v) 30 bars to fade
b - Frank Strozier (f) 40 bars; Ted Dunbar (g) 40 bars; Bobby Pierce (or) 40 bars
c - Bobby Pierce (v) 17 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 12 bars; Bobby Pierce (v) 12 bars to fade
d - Bobby Pierce (or) 20 bars; Billy Mitchell (ss) 20 bars; Bobby Alston (t) 8 bars; Bobby Pierce (or) 4 bars
e - Bobby Pierce (v) 10 bars; Bobby Pierce (v) 10 bars; Bobby Pierce (v) 30 bars; Billy Mitchell (ts) 16 bars; Bobby Pierce (elp) 4 bar interlude; Bobby Pierce (v) 28 bars
f - Billy Mitchell (ts) 48 bars (3 choruses); Bobby Alston (t) 32 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (2 choruses); Ted Dunbar (g) 32 bars (2 choruses); Bobby Pierce (or) 64 bars (4 choruses); Bobby Pierce (or) 64 bars (4 choruses) 8-bar exchanges with Waits

Date: ca. 1974
Location: Minot Studios, White Plains, NY
Label: Strata-East
Keno Duke Quintet: Sense of Values

Keno Duke (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), George Coleman (ts), Harold Mabern (p), Lisle Atkinson (b), Keno Duke (d)

a. Sense of Values - 4:47(Keno Duke)
b. Mirage - 9:25(Lois Slessinger)
c. Tibiron - 5:46(Frank Strozier, Keno Duke)
d. Too Late, Fall Back Baby - 6:55(Harold Mabern)
Universal Sound (Eng.) LP 12"6 — Strata-2-East   (1997)
Universal Sound (Eng.) CD6 — Strata-2-East   (1997)
e. D.R.T. - 8:15(Frank Strozier)
f. Bajan-Bajan - 6:05(Keno Duke)
All titles on: Strata-East LP 12"SES 7416 — Sense of Values   (1974)

Frank Strozier (as) on a-e, (f) on f.

Solos:
a - George Coleman (ts) 80 bars; Harold Mabern (p) 80 bars; Lisle Atkinson (b) 16 bars walking; Keno Duke (d) 16 bars
b - George Coleman (ts) 80 bars in 3/4; Harold Mabern (p) 36 bars in 3/4
c - Frank Strozier (as) 192 bars (12 choruses); Keno Duke (d) 176 bars (11 choruses)
d - George Coleman (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 96 bars (3 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 8 bars bridge
e - George Coleman (ts) 86 bars (2 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 86 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 86 bars (2 choruses)
f - Harold Mabern (p) 74 bars; Frank Strozier (f) 38 bars; George Coleman (ts) 38 bars

The theme of track e has an unusual 43-bar structure (20+20+3).


Date: March 8, 1974
Location: Half Note Club, W. 54th St., New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]
Lew Anderson Big Band live

Lew Anderson (ldr), Mike Brunetti, Bob Millikan, Dean Pratt, Chuck Winfield (t), Eddie Bert, Sonny Costanza, Wyn Walshe (tb), unknown (ss, ts), Lew Anderson, Frank Strozier (as), Al Jeter (ts), Neil Slater (p), Joe Cocuzzo (d), Others Unknown (var)

a. It's Howdy Doody Time - 1:11(Edward George Kean, Henry Sayers, Buffalo Bob Smith)
b. Roses Are Dead - 3:26(Lew Anderson)
c. Theme from "Summer Of '42" - 3:39(Michel LeGrand)
d. The Way You Look Tonight - 2:39(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
e. The Way We Were - 3:33(Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
f. Jesus Christ Superstar Medley - 6:09(Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice)
g. My Melancholy Baby - 2:18(Ernie Burnett, George Norton)
h. inc MacArthur Park - 10:31(Jimmy Webb)
i. Shiny Stockings - 3:25(Frank Foster, Ella Fitzgerald)
j. My One and Only Love - 3:28(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
k. Good Morning Mr. Sunshine - 2:47(composer unknown)
l. Give Me That Old Time Religion - 4:42(Traditional)
m. Imagination - 3:26(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
n. Open End - 18:51(Lew Anderson)
All titles unissued.
Solos:
c - Sonny Costanza (tb)
d - Frank Strozier (as) 2 bar break + 48 bars
f - Frank Strozier (as) 18 bars; Neil Slater (p)
h - Frank Strozier (as) 72+ bars (solo interrupted by tape dropout; Dean Pratt (t) 96 bars; unknown (ts) 86 bars; Joe Cocuzzo (d)
j - Eddie Bert (tb)
k - Frank Strozier (as) 4-bar break in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 12 bars in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 28 bars in 3/4
m - Lew Anderson (as)
n - Frank Strozier (as) 92 bars; unknown (ss) 86 bars; Mike Brunetti (t) 56 bars; Dean Pratt (t) 32 bars; Bob Millikan (t) 54 bars; Dean Pratt (t) 62 bars; Sonny Costanza (tb) 112 bars; Neil Slater (p) 96 bars

This radio broadcast on WRVR (Jazz Adventures) comprises two sets of the Lew Anderson Orchestra (Set 1: tracks a-h; Set 2: tracks i-n). The master of ceremonies is Jack Tafoya. Except for track a, the track timings shown do not include announcements. Several members of the band are not yet identified. Track h has a dropout during Strozier’s solo. In addition to the solos shown, track n has a series of exchanges and simultaneous improvisations among the trumpet players following Pratt’s solo.


Date: July 6, 1974
Location: Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]
Sy Oliver Tribute to Tommy Dorsey

Sy Oliver (ldr), Al Bryant, Doc Cheatham, Joe Newman, Francis Williams (t), Sy Oliver (t, con), Eddie Bert, Garnett Brown (tb), Warren Covington, Candy Ross (tb, v), Jack Jeffers (btb), Frank Strozier, Norris Turney (as), Bob Levine (ts), Harold Ousley (ts, cl), Haywood Henry (bar), Cliff Smalls (p), Peck Morrison (b), Panama Francis (d), Lillian Clark, Larry Kenton, Art Lambert, Alan Sokoloff (v)

a. I'm Getting Sentimental over You - 0:36(George Bassman, Ned Washington) / arr: Sy Oliver
b. Song of India - 3:09(Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov) / arr: Sy Oliver
c. Hawaiian War Chant - 3:35(John Noble, Leleiohoku, Ralph Freed) / arr: Sy Oliver
d. T.D.'s Boogie Woogie - 3:19(Tommy Dorsey, Deane Kincaide) / arr: Sy Oliver
e. Marie - 3:34(Irving Berlin) / arr: Sy Oliver
f. Yes Indeed - 3:36(Sy Oliver) / arr: Sy Oliver
g. Blue Skies - 3:54(Irving Berlin) / arr: Sy Oliver
h. Chicago - 3:06(Fred Fisher) / arr: Sy Oliver
i. For You - 5:04(Al Dubin, Joe Burke) / arr: Sy Oliver
j. Opus One - 5:43(Sy Oliver, Sid Garris) / arr: Sy Oliver
k. Oh, Look at Me Now - 3:36(Joe Bushkin, John De Vries) / arr: Sy Oliver
l. I'll Never Smile Again - 3:57(Ruth Lowe) / arr: Sy Oliver
m. On the Sunny Side of the Street - 3:33(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Sy Oliver
n. Well, Git It! - 3:29(Sy Oliver) / arr: Sy Oliver
o. I'm Getting Sentimental over You - 1:26(George Bassman, Ned Washington) / arr: Sy Oliver
All titles unissued.

a, b performed as medley.

Lillian Clark (v) on f, i, k-m; Warren Covington (v) on e, g-h; Larry Kenton (v) on k-m; Art Lambert (v) on k-m; Candy Ross (v) on f-h; Alan Sokoloff (v) on k-m.

This concert can be downloaded at Wolfgang's Vault.

Warren Covington recreates the Tommy Dorsey features while Clark, Kenton, Lambert and Sokoloff play the role of the Pied Pipers. Frank Strozier does not solo on any of the tracks. There are brief solos by Smalls, Ousley (cl), Levine, Brown and possibly Newman.


Date: ca. 1975
Location: Minot Studios, White Plains, NY
Label: Trident
Keno Duke Quintet: Crest of the Wave

Keno Duke (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), George Coleman (ts), Harold Mabern (p), Lisle Atkinson (b), Keno Duke (d)

a. Crest of the Wave - 6:39(Keno Duke)
b. Some Other Time - 4:40(Frank Strozier)
c. Little D - 5:15(Keno Duke)
d. My Father Knows - 5:48(Keno Duke)
e. Uschi I - 7:02(Keno Duke)
f. Chateau 12 - 4:21(Keno Duke)
All titles on: Trident LP 12"TRS 501 — Crest of the Wave   (1975)

Frank Strozier (as) on a, c-f, (f) on b.

Solos:
a - Harold Mabern (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); George Coleman (ts) 64 bars (2 choruses); Lisle Atkinson (b) 56 bars
b - Frank Strozier (f) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (f) 16 bars simultaneous improvisation with Coleman; George Coleman (ts) 48 bars (1.5 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)
c - Harold Mabern (p) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) simultaneous improvisation with Coleman; Lisle Atkinson (b) arco; Harold Mabern (p)
d - Frank Strozier (as) 28 bars simultaneous improvisation with Coleman
e - Keno Duke (d) 24 bars (1 chorus) in 3/4; Lisle Atkinson (b) 48 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4; George Coleman (ts) 96 bars (4 choruses) in 3/4; Harold Mabern (p) 72 bars (3 choruses) in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars (3 choruses) in 3/4
f - Frank Strozier (as) 176 bars; Keno Duke (d) 64 bars

Date: ca. 1975
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Flying Dutchman
Sonny Stitt with Pee Wee Ellis and Frank Strozier: Dumpy Mama

Sonny Stitt (ldr), Frank Strozier (as), Pee Wee Ellis, Sonny Stitt (ts), Mike Wofford (p, elp), Brian Torff (b, eb), Shelly Manne (d), Ray Armando (cng)

a. Jason - 7:30(Sonny Stitt)
b. Just Friends - 4:16(John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
c. inc Dumpy Mama - 10:05(Oliver Nelson)
All titles on: Flying Dutchman LP 12"BDL1-1197 — Dumpy Mama   (1975)

Mike Wofford (p) on a-b, (elp) on c; Brian Torff (b) on a-b, (eb) on c.

Solos:
a - Mike Wofford (p) 12 bars (1 chorus); Sonny Stitt (ts) 84 bars (7 choruses); Mike Wofford (p) 36 bars (3 choruses); Pee Wee Ellis (ts) 48 bars (4 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars (3 choruses); Shelly Manne (d) 24 bars (2 choruses); Sonny Stitt (ts) 30-bar coda tag ending
b - Mike Wofford (p) 8-bar intro; Sonny Stitt (ts) 64 bars (2 choruses); Mike Wofford (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus) simultaneous improvisation with Stitt and Ellis over head + tag ending
c - Mike Wofford (elp) 8-bar intro; Sonny Stitt (ts) 96 bars (8 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 60 bars (5 choruses); Pee Wee Ellis (ts) 60 bars (5 choruses); Sonny Stitt (ts) 24 bars (2 choruses); Mike Wofford (elp) 24 bars (2 choruses) to fade

Frank Strozier and Pee Wee Ellis do not appear on two ballads also found on this LP. It is not known if they were recorded at the same session as the three shown. The theme of track a is very reminiscent of “Jumpin’ the Blues” (a.k.a. “The Jumpin’ Blues”).


Date: ca. 1976
Location: Minot Studios, White Plains, NY
Label: Trident
Frank Strozier Rhythm Machine: Dance Dance

Frank Strozier (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), Mark Strozier (pic, f), Warren Chiasson (vib), Harold Mabern (p), Lisle Atkinson (b), Walter Bolden (d), unknown (per)

a. I'm Getting Sentimental over You - 1:49(George Bassman, Ned Washington)
b. I Won't Last a Day Without You - 6:14(Paul Williams)
c. Bajan Flavor - 2:28(Frank Strozier)
d. In the Still of the Night - 4:10(Cole Porter)
e. I'll Walk Alone - 3:59(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
f. 200 Years - 3:44(Frank Strozier)
g. Shine on Harvest Moon - 3:21(Jack Norworth, Nora Bayes)
h. Brazil - 2:03(Ary Barroso, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
i. Unchained Melody - 4:46(Alex North, Hy Zaret)
j. Charmaine - 2:26(Erno Rapee, Lew Pollack)
All titles on: Trident LP 12"TRS 502 — Dance Dance - Frank Strozier and the Rhythm Machine   (1976)

Mark Strozier (pic) on c, (f) on b, j; Frank Strozier (f) on b, j; unknown (per) on c.

This is a rather unusual session that seems to have been done with mainly commercial intent. Some tracks harken back to recordings made by Earl Bostic in the 1950s. There appear to be really no improvised solos on any of the tracks except for a vibraphone solo on track g and some vibraphone obbligati.


Date: January 4, 1976
Location: Ramada Inn, Schenectady, NY
Label: [private recording]
Frank Strozier Quartet live

Frank Strozier (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), Frank Stagnitta (p), Frank Tate (b), Larry Jackson (d)

a. My Funny Valentine - 14:27(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. Rhythm-A-Ning - 14:26(Thelonious Monk)
c. inc The Girl from Ipanema - 13:20(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
d. 52nd Street Theme - 0:40(Thelonious Monk)
e. Witchcraft - 15:59(Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh)
f. Impressions - 18:29(John Coltrane)
g. Blue Bossa - 14:25(Kenny Dorham)
h. 52nd Street Theme - 0:28(Thelonious Monk)
i. inc K.C. Blues - 15:08(Charlie Parker)
j. inc Feel Like Making Love - 19:05(Gene McDaniels)
k. Invitation - 14:48(Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster, Mark Fisher)
l. 52nd Street Theme - 0:44(Thelonious Monk)
All titles unissued.

Frank Strozier (as) on a-d, f-l, (f) on e, h.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 2-bar break + 180 bars (5 choruses); Frank Stagnitta (p) 144 bars (4 choruses); Frank Tate (b) 72 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars (2 choruses) 8- and 4-bar exchanges with Jackson; Frank Strozier (as) long cadenza
b - Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars first chorus bridge; Frank Strozier (as) 520 bars (16.25 choruses) mostly with piano out; Frank Stagnitta (p) 248 bars (7.75 choruses); Frank Tate (b) 96 bars (3 choruses) walking; Frank Strozier (as) 128 bars (4 choruses) 8-bar exchanges with Jackson; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars last chorus brudge
c - Frank Strozier (as) 90 bars intro vamp; Frank Stagnitta (p) 96+ bars interrupted by tape flip; Frank Tate (b) 120 bars (3 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 120 bars (3 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars coda
e - Frank Strozier (f) 200 bars (5 choruses); Frank Stagnitta (p) 200 bars (5 choruses); Frank Tate (b) 120 bars (3 choruses); Frank Strozier (f) 40 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (f) 100 bars tag ending
f - Frank Strozier (as) 648 bars (20.25 choruses) piano out; Frank Stagnitta (p) 472 bars (14.75 choruses); Frank Tate (b) 160 bars (5 choruses) walking; Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) cadenza
g - Frank Stagnitta (p) 8-bar intro vamp; Frank Strozier (as) 56-bar intro vamp; Frank Strozier (as) 208 bars (13 choruses); Frank Stagnitta (p) 192 bars (12 choruses); Frank Tate (b) 128 bars (8 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) cadenza
i - Frank Strozier (as) 276 bars (23 choruses); Frank Stagnitta (p) 168 bars (14 choruses); Frank Tate (b) 72 bars (6 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars (2 choruses)
j - Frank Strozier (as) 192 bar intro vamp; Frank Strozier (as) 376 bars; Frank Stagnitta (p) 184+ bars interrupted by tape flip; Frank Tate (b) 96+ bars beginning of solo cut off; Frank Strozier (as) 134 bars
k - Frank Strozier (as) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 192 bars (4 choruses); Frank Stagnitta (p) 144 bars (3 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) rubato

Tracks c and j are interrupted by a tape flip. Track i starts in progress. Tracks e, h and l are set ending themes. On track i, Strozier actually plays two blues lines, one of which is the title shown and the other as yet unidentified. The timings shown include applause. Many thanks to Donald Nania for information on this recording.


Date: March 7, 1976
Location: Left Bank Jazz Society Concert, Famous Ballroom, Baltimore, MD
Label: [private recording]
George Coleman Octet Live

George Coleman (ldr), Frank Strozier (as), George Coleman, Harold Vick (ts), Mario Rivera (bar), Others Unknown (var)

a. Unknown Titles
unissued

Information on this concert comes from Left Bank Jazz Society Yearbooks (thanks to Bertrand Uberall). It is not known with certainty that this concert was recorded but most were. The identities of the performers on trumpet, piano, bass and drums are unknown.


Date: June 27, 1976
Location: Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]
Geroge Coleman Septet live

George Coleman (ldr), Danny Moore (t, fh), Frank Strozier (as), George Coleman (ts), Mario Rivera (bar), Harold Mabern (p), Calvin Hill (b), Eddie Moore (d)

a. Sunny - 15:22(Bobby Hebb) / arr: George Coleman
b. On Green Dolphin Street - 14:57(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington) / arr: George Coleman
c. Body and Soul - 9:59(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) / arr: George Coleman
All titles unissued.
Solos:
a - Harold Mabern (p) 64 bars (4 choruses); Danny Moore (t) 96 bars (6 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 128 bars (8 choruses); Mario Rivera (bar) 144 bars (9 choruses); George Coleman (ts) 112 bars (7 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 80 bars (5 choruses)
b - Harold Mabern (p) rubato intro; George Coleman (ts) 2-bar break + 192 bars (6 choruses); George Coleman (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); Danny Moore (t) 128 bars (4 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Eddie Moore (d)
c - Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); George Coleman (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Danny Moore (fh) 16 bars (0.5 chorus) starting at bridge; Calvin Hill (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)

Tapes of this live concert are stored in the Voice of America Library Collection at the Library of Congress. It can auditioned and downloaded at Wolfgang's Vault. Timings shown do not include applause or announcements.


Date: June 29, 1976
Location: Blue Rock Studios, New York City
Label: Muse
Woody Shaw Quintet: Little Red's Fantasy

Woody Shaw (ldr), Woody Shaw (t), Frank Strozier (as), Ronnie Mathews (p), Stafford James (b), Eddie Moore (d)

a. Jean Marie - 7:39(Ronnie Mathews)
32 Jazz CD32180 — Givin' Away the Store, Vol. 2   (2000)
Savoy Jazz CDSVY 17236 — Jazz For a Summer Night   (2003)
b. Sashianova - 9:58(Stafford James)
c. In Case You Haven't Heard - 6:25(Woody Shaw)
d. Little Red's Fantasy - 7:05(Woody Shaw)
e. Tomorrow's Destiny - 7:45(Woody Shaw)
All titles on: Muse LP 12"MR 5103 — Little Red's Fantasy   (1976)
32 Jazz CD32126 — Little Red's Fantasy   (1999)
Savoy Jazz CDSVY 17230 — Little Red's Fantasy   (2003)
Mosaic CDMD7-255 — Woody Shaw: The Complete Muse Sessions   (2013)

Frank Strozier (as) on a-c, e.

Solos:
a - Ronnie Mathews (p) 24 bars intro in 3/4; Ronnie Mathews (p) 64 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4; Woody Shaw (t) 96 bars (3 choruses) in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4; Ronnie Mathews (p) 16 bars (0.5 chorus) in 3/4; Frank Strozier (as) 24-bar coda in 3/4 simultaneous improvisation with Shaw and Mathews
b - Woody Shaw (t) 64 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars; Ronnie Mathews (p) 48 bars; Stafford James (b) 32 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 106 bars to fade simultaneous improvisation with Shaw
c - Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Ronnie Mathews (p) 64 bars (2 choruses); Woody Shaw (t) 64 bars (2 choruses) 8- and 4-bar exchanges with Moore; Woody Shaw (t) 64 bars (2 choruses)
d - Woody Shaw (t) 16 bars; Woody Shaw (t) 80 bars; Ronnie Mathews (p) 40 bars; Stafford James (b) 16 bars; Woody Shaw (t) 16 bars
e - Ronnie Mathews (p) 72 bars; Woody Shaw (t) 112 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars; Eddie Moore (d) 46 bars

Date: August 1976
Location: Sound Ideas, New York City
Label: ABC
Martin Mull: I'm Everyone I've Ever Loved

Martin Mull (ldr), Joe Newman, Waymon Reed (t), Janice Robinson (tb), Frank Strozier (as), Frank Foster (ts), Seldon Powell (bar), Steve Khan (g), Eddie Wise (p), Richard Tee (or), Ron Carter (b), Michael Carvin (d), Melissa Manchester, Martin Mull (v)

a. They Never Met - 4:35(Martin Mull) / arr: Frank Foster
b. Bombed Anyway - 4:09(Martin Mull) / arr: Frank Foster
Both titles on: ABC LP 12"AB 997 — I'm Everyone I've Ever Loved   (1977)
Laugh.com CDLGH 1120.2 — I'm Everyone I've Ever Loved   (2003)
Geffen Digital Download — I'm Everyone I've Ever Loved   (2011)

Richard Tee (or) on b; Melissa Manchester (v) on a.

The horns were arranged by Frank Foster and were overdubbed. Frank Strozier only appears on these two tracks and does not solo on either. Track a features bass and piano solos and track b, a guitar solo.


Date: August 11, 1976
Location: Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Label: [private recording]
George Coleman Octet live in Amsterdam

George Coleman (ldr), Danny Moore (t, fh), Frank Strozier (as), George Coleman, Frank Foster (ts), Mario Rivera (bar), Harold Mabern (p), Calvin Hill (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. Simone - 9:26(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
b. On Green Dolphin Street - 33:28(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington) / arr: George Coleman
c. Idle One - 9:36(Frank Strozier) / arr: Frank Strozier
d. A Few Miles from Memphis - 8:23(Harold Mabern) / arr: Harold Mabern
e. Pretty Blues - 2:45(George Coleman) / arr: George Coleman
f. Little Miss Half Steps - 29:22(George Coleman) / arr: George Coleman
All titles unissued.
Solos:
a - George Coleman (ts); Harold Mabern (p)
b - Harold Mabern (p) intro; George Coleman (ts); Frank Strozier (as) 224 bars (7 choruses); Danny Moore (t); Mario Rivera (bar); Frank Foster (ts); Harold Mabern (p); Billy Higgins (d); Calvin Hill (b)
c - Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)
d - George Coleman (ts); Harold Mabern (p)
f - George Coleman (ts); Frank Strozier (as) 320 bars (10 choruses); Danny Moore (fh); Frank Foster (ts); Mario Rivera (bar); Harold Mabern (p); Billy Higgins (d) 4-, 2- and 1-bar exchanges with Coleman; Calvin Hill (b)

Information on this session comes from Johannes Probst. Timings shown do not include announcements except on track e which Coleman uses to introduce the band members.


Date: August 12, 1976
Location: Nick Vollebregt's Café, Laren, The Netherlands
Label: [private recording]
George Coleman Octet live in Laren

George Coleman (ldr), Danny Moore (t, fh), Frank Foster (ss, ts), Frank Strozier (as), George Coleman (ts), Mario Rivera (bar), Harold Mabern (p), Calvin Hill (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. Frank's Tune - 12:58(Frank Strozier) / arr: Frank Strozier
b. Waltzing Westward - 7:19(Harold Mabern) / arr: Harold Mabern
c. Square Knights of the Round Table - 8:39(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
d. Body and Soul - 17:51(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) / arr: George Coleman
e. Revival - 5:34(George Coleman) / arr: George Coleman
f. Milestones (Miles) - 11:26(Miles Davis) / arr: George Coleman
g. Little Miss Half Steps - 17:06(George Coleman) / arr: George Coleman
h. Pretty Blues - 2:41(George Coleman) / arr: George Coleman
i. Simone - 13:44(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
j. On Green Dolphin Street - 27:20(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington) / arr: George Coleman
All titles unissued.

Frank Foster (ss) on c.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 224 bars (4 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 112 bars (2 choruses)
b - Harold Mabern (p); Calvin Hill (b)
c - George Coleman (ts); Frank Foster (ss); Harold Mabern (p); Frank Foster (ss)
d - Frank Foster (ts); George Coleman (ts); Harold Mabern (p); Calvin Hill (b)
e - George Coleman (ts); Harold Mabern (p)
f - Danny Moore (t); Mario Rivera (bar); Billy Higgins (d); Harold Mabern (p)
g - George Coleman (ts); Mario Rivera (bar); Danny Moore (t); Calvin Hill (b); George Coleman (ts) 4-, 2- and 1-bar exchanges with Higgins; Harold Mabern (p)
h - Harold Mabern (p) while Coleman introduces the band members
i - Frank Foster (ts); Mario Rivera (bar); Harold Mabern (p)
j - Harold Mabern (p) intro; George Coleman (ts); Mario Rivera (bar); Frank Strozier (as) 224 bars (7 choruses); Danny Moore (t); Harold Mabern (p); Billy Higgins (d); Calvin Hill (b)

Information on this private recording of the George Coleman Octet live was provided by Johannes Probst and Ned Otter. The performance order is not certain. Timings shown do not include announcements or applause.


Date: November 10, 1976
Location: New York City
Label: SteepleChase (Dan.)
Frank Strozier Sextet: Remember Me

Frank Strozier (ldr), Danny Moore (t), Howard Johnson (tu), Frank Strozier (as, f), Harold Mabern (p), Lisle Atkinson (b), Michael Carvin (d)

a. Remember Me - 6:44(Frank Strozier)
b. Kram Samba - 5:05(Frank Strozier)
c. Neicy - 6:54(Frank Strozier)
d. Sidestreet - 4:30(Frank Strozier)
e. For Our Elders - 9:04(Frank Strozier)
f. Get out of Town - 6:43(Cole Porter)
g. Hit It - 5:14(Lisle Atkinson)
All titles on: Inner City LP 12"IC 2066 — Remember Me   (1977)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCS 1066 — Remember Me   (1977)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"RJ 7442 — Remember Me   
SteepleChase (Dan.) CDSCCD 31066 — Remember Me   (1994)

Danny Moore (t) on a-d, f-g; Howard Johnson (tu) on a-d, f-g; Frank Strozier (as) on a-b, d-g, (f) on c.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars obbligato to theme; Frank Strozier (as) 80 bars (2 choruses); Danny Moore (t) 40 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 40 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars obbligato to theme
b - Frank Strozier (as) 2-bar break + 80 bars (2 choruses); Danny Moore (t) 80 bars (2 choruses); Howard Johnson (tu) 80 bars (2 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 80 bars (2 choruses)
c - Frank Strozier (f) 68 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4; Harold Mabern (p) 68 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4; Lisle Atkinson (b) 68 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4; Frank Strozier (f) 18 bars in 3/4
d - Howard Johnson (tu) 60 bars (5 choruses); Danny Moore (t) 60 bars (5 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars (6 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 60 bars (5 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars (3 choruses) 4-bar exchanges with Moore and Johnson; Lisle Atkinson (b) 48 bars (4 choruses)
e - Frank Strozier (as) 208 bars in 3/4 piano out; Harold Mabern (p) 80 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 38 bars coda to fade
f - Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars intro vamp; Frank Strozier (as) 2-bar break + 64 bars (2 choruses); Danny Moore (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)
g - Lisle Atkinson (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); Howard Johnson (tu) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses) piano out; Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus)

The theme of track a has a 40-bar (16+16+8) structure. The theme of track b has a 40-bar structure (12+12+8+8). The theme of track c has 34-bar structure (8+8+18) in 3/4. Track d is a fast12-bar minor blues.


Date: February 5, 1977
Location: New York City
Label: SteepleChase (Dan.)
Horace Parlan Quintet: Frank-ly Speaking

Horace Parlan (ldr), Frank Strozier (as), Frank Foster (ts), Horace Parlan (p), Lisle Atkinson (b), Al Harewood (d)

a. Frank-ly Speaking - 3:55(Horace Parlan)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCS 1076 — Frank-ly Speaking   (1977)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"RJ 7432 — Frank-ly Speaking   
b. Quietude - 4:28(Thad Jones)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCS 1076 — Frank-ly Speaking   (1977)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"RJ 7432 — Frank-ly Speaking   
c. Hit It - 6:29(Lisle Atkinson)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCS 1076 — Frank-ly Speaking   (1977)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"RJ 7432 — Frank-ly Speaking   
d. Mirror Lake - 8:17(Idrees Sulieman)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCS 1076 — Frank-ly Speaking   (1977)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"RJ 7432 — Frank-ly Speaking   
e. Chocolate Cadillac - 10:04(Idrees Sulieman)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCS 1076 — Frank-ly Speaking   (1977)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"RJ 7432 — Frank-ly Speaking   
f. Misty Thursday - 6:39(Duke Jordan)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCS 1076 — Frank-ly Speaking   (1977)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"RJ 7432 — Frank-ly Speaking   
g. U.A.I. - 7:22(Idrees Sulieman)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCS 1076 — Frank-ly Speaking   (1977)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"RJ 7432 — Frank-ly Speaking   
h. Veronica's Walk - 8:57(Tony Inzalaco)
All titles on: SteepleChase (Dan.) CDSCCD 31076 — Frank-ly Speaking   (1994)

Frank Strozier (as) on a-e, g-h; Frank Foster (ts) on a-e, g-h.

Solos:
a - Frank Foster (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); Horace Parlan (p) 64 bars (2 choruses)
b - Horace Parlan (p) 84 bars (3 choruses)
c - Lisle Atkinson (b) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Frank Foster (ts) 64 bars (2 choruses); Horace Parlan (p) 64 bars (2 choruses)
d - Frank Foster (ts) 88 bars (2 choruses); Horace Parlan (p) 88 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 88 bars (2 choruses); Lisle Atkinson (b) 44 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars coda to fade simultaneous improvisation with Foster
e - Frank Foster (ts) 88 bars (2 choruses); Horace Parlan (p) 88 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 88 bars (2 choruses); Lisle Atkinson (b) 44 bars (1 chorus)
f - Horace Parlan (p) 48 bars (1.5 choruses)
g - Frank Foster (ts) 96 bars (2 choruses); Horace Parlan (p) 96 bars (2 choruses)
h - Horace Parlan (p) 48 bars (2 choruses) in 6/4; Frank Strozier (as) 48 bars (2 choruses) in 6/4; Frank Foster (ts) 72 bars (3 choruses) in 6/4; Al Harewood (d) 28 bars with Atkinson in 6/4

The theme of track d is a blues with a bridge (44 bars; 12+12+8+12). The theme of track e has a 44-bar structure (8+8+16+12). The theme of track g is based on the chords of the standard “Invitation.” The theme of track h is a 24-bar blues in 6/4.


Date: July 17, 1977
Location: North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands
Label: [radio broadcast]
George Coleman Octet live at the North Sea Jazz Festival

George Coleman (ldr), Danny Moore (t), Frank Strozier (as), George Coleman, Junior Cook (ts), Mario Rivera (bar), Harold Mabern (p), Lisle Atkinson (b), Idris Muhammad (d)

a. Big George - 4:49(Shirley Scott) / arr: George Coleman
unissued
Solos:
a - George Coleman (ts) 160 bars; Idris Muhammad (d) 32 bars; Idris Muhammad (d) 32 bars

This title comes from a radio broadcast of a live performance of the George Coleman Octet. The other titles broadcast are unknown. The timing shown does not include the announcer's introduction.


Date: November 2-3, 1977
Location: Blank Studios, New York City
Label: Catalyst (Jpn.)
George Coleman Octet: Big George

George Coleman (ldr), Danny Moore (t, fh), Frank Strozier (as), George Coleman, Junior Cook (ts), Mario Rivera (bar), Harold Mabern (p), Lisle Atkinson (b), Idris Muhammad (d), Azzedin Weston (cng)

a. On Green Dolphin Street - 11:02(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington) / arr: George Coleman
b. Frank's Tune - 8:00(Frank Strozier) / arr: Frank Strozier
c. Big George - 4:55(Shirley Scott) / arr: George Coleman
d. Joggin' - 5:06(George Coleman) / arr: George Coleman
e. Body and Soul - 10:33(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) / arr: George Coleman
Affinity (Eng.) CDCDAFF 764 — More From the Horn: The Further Adventures of the Tenor Sax In Jazz   (1990)
f. Revival - 5:34(George Coleman) / arr: George Coleman
All titles on: Catalyst (Jpn.) LP 12"KUX 73 — Revival   (1978)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 52 — Big George   (1980)
Affinity (Eng.) LP 12"AFF 178 — Big George   (1988)
Affinity (Eng.) CDCD Charly 83 — Big George   (1987)
Vee Jay (Jpn.) CD30YD-7015 — Big George   (1988)
Thesis (Fr.) CDTHJ 82032 — Big George   (1989)
Affinity (Eng.) CDCDAFF 766 — Stablemates: Junior Cook Quartet/George Coleman Octet   (1990)

Azzedin Weston (cng) on d.

Solos:
a - George Coleman (ts) 64 bars (2 choruses) fast; Idris Muhammad (d) 12 bars; Harold Mabern (p) rubato interlude; Junior Cook (ts) 2-bar break + 64 bars (2 choruses) at slower tempo; Mario Rivera (bar) 32 bars (1 chorus); Danny Moore (fh) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Lisle Atkinson (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); Idris Muhammad (d) 16 bars (0.5 chorus); George Coleman (ts) 64 bars (2 choruses) fast; Idris Muhammad (d) 16 bars (0.5 chorus) fast; Harold Mabern (p) rubato
b - Frank Strozier (as) 112 bars (2 choruses); George Coleman (ts) 56 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 56 bars (1 chorus); Lisle Atkinson (b) 56 bars (1 chorus)
c - George Coleman (ts) 160 bars; Idris Muhammad (d) 32 bars; Idris Muhammad (d) 32 bars
d - George Coleman (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); George Coleman (ts) 40 bars coda to fade
e - George Coleman (ts) 20 bars; George Coleman (ts) 8 bars; George Coleman (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus); George Coleman (ts) 32 bars fast extended form; Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars fast; Danny Moore (fh) 16 bars (0.5 chorus) starting at bridge at slow tempo; Lisle Atkinson (b) 32 bars (1 chorus); George Coleman (ts) 32 bars (1 chorus)
f - George Coleman (ts) 98 bars; Harold Mabern (p) 49 bars

Date: November 5, 1977
Location: New York City
Label: SteepleChase (Dan.)
Frank Strozier Quintet: What's Goin' On

Frank Strozier (ldr), Danny Moore (t), Frank Strozier (as, f), Harold Mabern (p), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. What's Going On - 13:41(Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCD 17001 — What's Goin' On   (1978)
b. The Chief - 4:15(Harold Mabern)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCD 17001 — What's Goin' On   (1978)
c. Chelsea Drugs - 5:17(Frank Strozier)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCD 17001 — What's Goin' On   (1978)
d. Ollie - 4:30(Frank Strozier)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCD 17001 — What's Goin' On   (1978)
e. Psalm for John Coltrane - 6:41(Frank Strozier)
SteepleChase (Dan.) LP 12"SCD 17001 — What's Goin' On   (1978)
f. alt What's Going On - 12:05(Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland)
g. alt The Chief - 4:14(Harold Mabern)
h. alt Chelsea Drugs - 5:14(Frank Strozier)
i. alt Ollie - 4:23(Frank Strozier)
j. alt Psalm for John Coltrane - 6:37(Frank Strozier)
All titles on: SteepleChase (Dan.) CDSCCD 31420 — What's Goin' On   (1997)

Danny Moore (t) on b-c, g-h; Frank Strozier (as) on a-b, d-g, i-j, (f) on c, h.

Solos:
a - Harold Mabern (p) 28 bars intro in 6/4; Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars intro in 6/4; Frank Strozier (as) 240 bars in 6/4; Harold Mabern (p) 140 bars in 6/4
b - Harold Mabern (p) rubato intro; Danny Moore (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Danny Moore (t) 8 bars; Louis Hayes (d) 8 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars; Louis Hayes (d) 8 bars
c - Frank Strozier (f) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (f) 64 bars; Danny Moore (t) 64 bars; Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars; Frank Strozier (f) 36 bars
d - Frank Strozier (as) 34 bars
e - Frank Strozier (as) 60 bars; Harold Mabern (p) 36 bars; Stafford James (b) 40 bars
f - Harold Mabern (p) 34 bars intro in 6/4; Frank Strozier (as) 42 bars intro in 6/4; Frank Strozier (as) 190 bars in 6/4; Harold Mabern (p) 142 bars in 6/4
g - Harold Mabern (p) rubato intro; Danny Moore (t) 32 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (2 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 32 bars (1 chorus); Danny Moore (t) 8 bars; Louis Hayes (d) 8 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars; Louis Hayes (d) 8 bars
h - Frank Strozier (f) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (f) 64 bars; Danny Moore (t) 64 bars; Harold Mabern (p) 34 bars; Frank Strozier (f) 32 bars
i - Frank Strozier (as) 34 bars
j - Frank Strozier (as) 58 bars; Harold Mabern (p) 40 bars; Stafford James (b) 40 bars

Date: December 1, 1977
Location: de Boerenhofstede, Laren, The Netherlands
Label: [radio broadcast]
Louis Hayes Quartet live

Louis Hayes (ldr), Frank Strozier (as), Harold Mabern (p), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. The Chief - 14:07(Harold Mabern)
b. City of Dreams - 14:14(Stafford James)
c. inc Impressions - 9:13(John Coltrane)
All titles unissued.
Solos:
a - Harold Mabern (p) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (as) 384 bars (12 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 288 bars (9 choruses); Louis Hayes (d) 168 bars (5.25 choruses)
b - Louis Hayes (d) intro; Frank Strozier (as) 464 bars (29 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 288 bars (18 choruses)
c - Louis Hayes (d) intro; Frank Strozier (as) 640 bars (20 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 72 bars to fade

This is part of a broadcast on Dutch TROS radio. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.


Date: ca. 1978
Location: Basing Street Studios, New York City
Label: Red (It.)
Stafford James Quartet

Stafford James (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), Harold Mabern (p), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. Twelve for Four - 5:01(Stafford James)
b. Soul Eyes - 6:05(Mal Waldron)
c. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise - 7:30(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d. Del Samba - 5:19(Stafford James)
e. Yellow Days (La Mentira) - 8:09(Alarcon Carrillo, Alan Bernstein)
f. Impressions - 5:00(John Coltrane)
All titles on: Red (It.) LP 12"VPA 142 — Stafford James Ensemble   (1978)

Frank Strozier (as) on a, (f) on e-f; Harold Mabern (p) on a-b, d-f; Louis Hayes (d) on a, c-f.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 84 bars (7 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 72 bars (6 choruses); Stafford James (b) 72 bars (6 choruses); Louis Hayes (d) 24 bars (2 choruses)
b - Stafford James (b) 32 bars (1 chorus) arco
c - Stafford James (b) 160 bars (5 choruses); Stafford James (b) 184 bars 8- and 16-bar exchanges with Hayes
d - Stafford James (b) 104 bars arco
e - Frank Strozier (f) 64 bars (2 choruses)
f - Frank Strozier (f) 64 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4; Harold Mabern (p) 64 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4; Stafford James (b) 64 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4; Louis Hayes (d) 32 bars (1 chorus) in 3/4; Frank Strozier (f) 56 bars including coda in 3/4

Date: ca. 1978
Location: Sweet Basil, New York City
Label: [private recording]
George Coleman Nonet live at Sweet Basil

George Coleman (ldr), Danny Moore (t, fh), Frank Strozier, Pete Yellin (as), George Coleman, Junior Cook (ts), Mario Rivera (bar), Harold Mabern (p), Calvin Hill (b), Walter Bolden (d)

a. Little Miss Half Steps(George Coleman) / arr: George Coleman
b. Stella by Starlight(Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: George Coleman
c. Square Knights of the Round Table(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
All titles unissued.

Tapes of this live performance exist - not auditioned.


Date: April 16, 1978
Location: Left Bank Jazz Society Concert, Famous Ballroom, Baltimore, MD
Label: [private recording]
Louis Hayes-Frank Strozier Quartet Live

Louis Hayes, Frank Strozier (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), Harold Mabern (p), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. Unknown Titles
unissued

Information on this concert comes from Left Bank Jazz Society Yearbooks (thanks to Bertrand Uberall). It is not known with certainty that this concert was recorded but most were.


Date: August 22-29, 1978
Location: Sound Ideas Studio, New York City
Label: Columbia/Better Days (Jpn.)
Kazumi Watanabe: Village In Bubbles

Kazumi Watanabe (ldr), Jon Faddis, Earl Gardner, Frank Gordon, Virgil Jones (t), Earl McIntyre, Janice Robinson (tb), Greg Williams (frh), Frank Strozier (as, f), Ron Bridgewater (ts), Sandra Billingslea, John Blake, Winston Collymore, Gayle Dixon, Carl Ector, Melvin Roundtree, George Taylor (vn), Charles Dahon, Sharon Ray, Maxine Roach (vl), Akua Dixon, Clarissa Howell, Ulysses Kirksey (vc), Yoshiaki Masuo, Kazumi Watanabe (g), Mickey Tucker (p, elp), Alex Blake (b, eb), Idris Muhammad (d), Joe Chambers, Ray Mantilla, Nobu (per)

a. Dance of Corona - 7:54(Kazumi Watanabe) / arr: Cecil Bridgewater
b. Village in Bubbles - 8:45(Kazumi Watanabe) / arr: Cecil Bridgewater
Columbia/Better Days (Jpn.) LP 12"YF-7059 — The Best Performance Kazumi Watanabe   (1982)
c. Magic Carpet - 10:01(Kazumi Watanabe) / arr: Cecil Bridgewater
All titles on: Columbia/Better Days (Jpn.) LP 12"YX-7587-ND — Village In Bubbles   (1978)
J-Room Jazz (Jpn.) CDCOCB 53295 — Village In Bubbles   (2004)

The ensemble is known as Manhattan Blaze and the string section as String Reunion. Frank Strozier (alto sax) and Jon Faddis are featured on track a. Ron Bridgewater is featured on track c. The strings are heard only track b. The issues contain three more titles, "Park Avenue", "Mustache daddy" and "Crystal Rain" but the horns are not present on those tracks.


Date: October 9-12, 1978
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Gryphon
Louis Hayes Ensemble: Variety Is the Spice

Louis Hayes (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), Harold Mabern (p, elp), Cecil McBee (b), Louis Hayes (d), Portinho (per), Titos Sompa (cng), Leon Thomas (w, v)

a. Kelly Colors - 6:40(Harold Mabern)
b. Little Sunflower - 6:43(Freddie Hubbard, Leon Thomas)
Soul Brother/Passion Music (Eng.) CDSBPJ 1 — Leon Thomas: The Anthology   
c. Stardust - 5:11(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
d. What's Going On - 6:00(Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland)
e. Invitation - 7:06(Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster, Mark Fisher)
f. Nisha - 5:38(Louis Hayes, Leon Thomas)
g. My Favorite Things - 4:19(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
h. Dance with Me - 4:54(Peter H. Brown, Robert S. Rans)
i. A Hundred Million Miracles - 4:40(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
All titles on: Gryphon LP 12"G 787 — Variety Is the Spice   (1979)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"RJ 7472 — Variety Is the Spice   
DCC CD629 — Variety Is the Spice   (1997)
Skye (Jpn.) CDMZCS 1057 — Variety Is the Spice   (2005)

Frank Strozier (as) on a, c-f, h-i, (f) on b; Harold Mabern (elp) on h; Portinho (per) on b, e, g-h; Titos Sompa (cng) on b, g-h; Leon Thomas (w) on b, (v) on b, f.

Solos:
a - Harold Mabern (p) 60 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 60 bars; Cecil McBee (b) 60 bars
b - Leon Thomas (w) intro; Leon Thomas (v) talking; Leon Thomas (v) 32 bars with Strozier obbligato; Frank Strozier (f) 16 bars with Thomas whistling; Leon Thomas (v) 32 bars with Strozier obbligato; Frank Strozier (f) 36 bars with Thomas whistling; Leon Thomas (v) 64 bars to fade with Strozier obbligato
c - Frank Strozier (as) verse rubato; Frank Strozier (as) 62 bars and cadenza
d - Harold Mabern (p) 8 bars intro in 6/4; Frank Strozier (as) 20 bars intro in 6/4; Frank Strozier (as) 46 bars in 6/4; Harold Mabern (p) 54 bars in 6/4
e - Frank Strozier (as) rubato intro; Harold Mabern (p) 96 bars (2 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 96 bars (2 choruses) piano out on first
f - Leon Thomas (v) rubato; Leon Thomas (v) with Strozier obbligato; Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars in 3/4; Leon Thomas (v) with Strozier obbligato
g - Harold Mabern (p) 48 bars intro in 3/4; Harold Mabern (p) 296 bars in 3/4 to fade
h - Harold Mabern (elp) intro; Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars; Frank Strozier (as) 12 bars coda to fade
i - Louis Hayes (d)

The whistler on track b is probably Leon Thomas. Track h has a distinct disco feel.


Date: May 1979
Location: Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK
Label: Zen (Jpn.)
Mari Nakamoto: Aphrodite

Mari Nakamoto (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), Jack Rothstein (vn), David Snell (hrp), Joe Beck (g), Paul Hart, Harold Mabern (p), Bingo Miki, Barry Miles (snt), Jamil Nasser [George Joyner] (b), Brian Odgers (eb), Louis Hayes, John Marshall, Dave Mattacks (d), Louis Jardine, Gary Kettel, Tony Utah (per), Harry Rabinowitz (con), Mari Nakamoto (v), Others Unknown (var)

a. Purple Dawn - Prologue - 2:53(Patrick Nopaken, Bingo Miki) / arr: Bingo Miki
b. Too Many Springs - 4:51(Don Sebesky, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Don Sebesky
c. Orchids - 5:24(Janis Ian) / arr: Bingo Miki
d. I'll Get What Is Mine - 4:06(Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) / arr: Bingo Miki
e. Legend of Garbo - 4:15(Alice Volpe, Bingo Miki) / arr: Bingo Miki
All titles on: Zen (Jpn.) LP 12"1010 — Aphrodite   (1979)
JVC (Jpn.) LP 12"VIJ 6434 — Aphrodite   (1979)
JVC (Jpn.) CDVDJ 1006 — Aphrodite   (1985)

Frank Strozier (as) on a, d-e, (f) on b-c; David Snell (hrp) on a, e; Paul Hart (p) on c; Harold Mabern (p) on a-b, d-e; Bingo Miki (snt) on e; Barry Miles (snt) on a-d; Jamil Nasser [George Joyner] (b) on a, e; Brian Odgers (eb) on b-d; Louis Hayes (d) on a, e; John Marshall (d) on b, d; Dave Mattacks (d) on c; Louis Jardine (per) on c-e; Gary Kettel (per) on a-b, e; Tony Utah (per) on c.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars; Joe Beck (g) 8 bars
c - Frank Strozier (f) 13 bars; Frank Strozier (f) 18 bars to fade
d - Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars
e - Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars at doubled tempo

The personnel are collective. Frank Strozier does not appear on the remaining tracks of this session. On all tracks, unidentified members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra appear on strings, brass and reeds. Jack Rothstein is concertmaster. Several of the musicians' names are misspelled on the LP: Strozier as "Stroger," Hayes as "Hays," Nasser as "Nassar," Mabern as "Maybern," Snell as "Snnell," Marshall as "Martial," Barry Miles as "Burry Miles" and Mattacks as "Mattocks." Vocals are not included in the solos above. Barry Miles is heard on track b.

London Philharmonic instruments:
Track a - 4 t, 4 tb, 3 frh, tu, 2 f, cl, o, 14 vn, 4 vl, 4 vc
Track b - 3 frh, 2 f, enh, o, hrp, 14 vn, 4 vc
Track c - 2 f, cl, o, hrp, chorus (3), 14 vn, 4 vl, 4 vc
Track d - 4 t, 4 tb, 2 f, cl, o, hrp, per, 14 vn, 4 vl, 4 vc
Track e - 4 t, 4 tb, 3 frh, tu, 2 f, cl, o, 14 vn, 4 vl, 4 vc


Date: May 1979
Location: Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK
Label: Zen (Jpn.)
Mari Nakamoto: Something Blue

Mari Nakamoto (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), Joe Beck (g), Barry Miles (key), Harold Mabern (p), Jamil Nasser [George Joyner] (b), Louis Hayes (d), Mari Nakamoto (v)

a. Body and Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
b. Someone to Watch over Me(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c. I Can't Get Started(Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
d. Morgana King and Me(composer unknown)
e. The Man I Love(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
f. Embraceable You(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
g. It Might as Well Be Spring(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
h. My Funny Valentine(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on: Zen (Jpn.) LP 12"1011 — Something Blue   (1979)
JVC (Jpn.) LP 12"VIJ 6435 — Something Blue   (1979)

Not auditioned.


Date: December 23, 1979
Location: Century Three Recording Studios, Boston, MA
Label: Kerralee
Jin Schapperoew Quartet: Soliloquy

Jim Schapperoew (ldr), Frank Strozier (as, f), Charles Farrell (p), Buster Williams (b), Jim Schapperoew (d)

a. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes - 4:38(Jerome Brainin, Buddy Bernier)
Kerralee LP 12"KLP 1001 — This One's For Pearle   (1979)
Kerralee CDUnnumbered — Soliloquy   (2005)
b. inc My One and Only Love - 9:02(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
Kerralee LP 12"KLP 1001 — This One's For Pearle   (1979)
c. Wave - 8:14(Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Kerralee CDUnnumbered — Soliloquy   (2005)
d. Invitation - 7:25(Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster, Mark Fisher)
Kerralee CDUnnumbered — Soliloquy   (2005)
e. Jitterbug Waltz - 5:30(Fats Waller)
Kerralee CDUnnumbered — Soliloquy   (2005)

Frank Strozier (as) on a, c-e, (f) on b.

Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 144 bars (3 choruses); Jim Schapperoew (d) 48 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 32 bars coda to fade
b - Frank Strozier (f) 48 bars extended form; Charles Farrell (p) 128 bars extended form; Buster Williams (b) 64 bars extended form; Charles Farrell (p) 32 bars extended form; Frank Strozier (f) 8 bars extended form
c - Frank Strozier (as) 132 bars (3 choruses); Charles Farrell (p) 132 bars (3 choruses)
d - Frank Strozier (as) 96 bars (2 choruses); Buster Williams (b) 96 bars (2 choruses); Charles Farrell (p) 48 bars (1 chorus) 4-bar exchanges with Schapperoew
e - Frank Strozier (as) 64 bars (1 chorus) in 3/4; Charles Farrell (p) 128 bars (2 choruses) in 3/4

Soliloquy is a 2 CD compilation of Schapperoew's recordings. Track b fades out prematurely during the final chorus.


Date: July 11 or 12, 1980
Location: Pori Jazz Festival, Pori, Finland
Label: [private recording]
George Coleman Octet live at Pori

George Coleman (ldr), Danny Moore (t), Frank Strozier (as), George Coleman, Sal Nistico (ts), Mario Rivera (bar), Harold Mabern (p), Clint Houston (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. Big George - 14:00(Shirley Scott) / arr: George Coleman
b. A Few Miles from Memphis - 15:49(Harold Mabern) / arr: Harold Mabern
Both titles unissued.
Solos:
a - George Coleman (ts) 336 bars (21 choruses); Billy Higgins (d) 144 bars (9 choruses); Clint Houston (b) 256 bars (16 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 192 bars (12 choruses)
b - George Coleman (ts) 264 bars (11 choruses); Danny Moore (t) 168 bars (7 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 288 bars (12 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 240 bars (10 choruses)

It is not known what other titles were performed at this concert.


Date: July 17, 1980
Location: Casino, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Label: [radio broadcast]
George Coleman Octet live at Montreux

George Coleman (ldr), Danny Moore (t, fh), George Coleman (as, ts), Frank Strozier (as, f), Sal Nistico (ts), Mario Rivera (bar), Harold Mabern (p), Clint Houston (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. Simone - 29:08(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
b. Lo-Joe - 13:32(George Coleman) / arr: George Coleman
c. Waltzing Westward - 14:06(Harold Mabern) / arr: Harold Mabern
d. Portrait of Jennie - 12:33(J. Russell Robinson, Gordon Burdge) / arr: George Coleman
e. Mr. Jose Johnson - 4:58(Consuela Lee) / arr: Bill Lee
All titles unissued.
Solos:
a - Harold Mabern (p); George Coleman (as); Danny Moore (t); Mario Rivera (bar); Frank Strozier (as) 168 bars (14 choruses) in 6/4; Harold Mabern (p); Clint Houston (b); Billy Higgins (d)
b - George Coleman (as); Clint Houston (b); Billy Higgins (d)
d - Danny Moore (fh); Harold Mabern (p); Danny Moore (fh)
e - Harold Mabern (p); Mario Rivera (bar); Harold Mabern (p)

There exists what may be a partial video of track c on YouTube, featuring solos by Mabern and Higgins and timing at 7:32. The video begins during Mabern's solo. The complete performance has not been auditioned.


Date: August 9, 1980
Location: Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL
Label: [radio broadcast]
Louis Hayes Quartet/Quintet live

Louis Hayes (ldr), Slide Hampton (tb), Frank Strozier (as), Harold Mabern (p), Clint Houston (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. Take the Coltrane - 13:45(Duke Ellington)
b. My Funny Valentine - 12:41(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c. On Green Dolphin Street - 19:13(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
All titles unissued.

Slide Hampton (tb) on b-c; Frank Strozier (as) on a, c.

Solos:
a - Louis Hayes (d) intro; Frank Strozier (as) 492 bars (41 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 240 bars (20 choruses); Louis Hayes (d) 96 bars (8 choruses)
b - Slide Hampton (tb); Harold Mabern (p); Clint Houston (b)
c - Frank Strozier (as) 2-bar break + 160 bars (5 choruses); Slide Hampton (tb) 176 bars (5.5 choruses); Harold Mabern (p) 160 bars (5 choruses); Clint Houston (b) 192 bars (6 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) 96 bars (3 choruses) 4-bar exchanges with Hampton; Louis Hayes (d) ca. 88 bars

This live performance was broadcast on "Jazz Alive," an NPR FM radio series and a private recording exists. The MC is Joe Segal. The timings shown include announcements and applause.


Date: November 3, 1980
Location: Salt Peanuts, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]
Danny Moore Quintet live

Danny Moore (ldr), Danny Moore (t, fh), Frank Strozier (as), Hilton Ruiz (p), Calvin Hill (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. Stolen Moments - 17:16(Oliver Nelson, Mark Murphy)
b. Walkin' (Gravy) - 17:18(Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter)
c. The Shadow of Your Smile - 9:06(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
d. Isn't She Lovely? - 12:22(Stevie Wonder)
e. It Might as Well Be Spring - 10:50(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f. What's Going On - 9:22(Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland)
All titles unissued.

Danny Moore (t) on a-b, d, f, (fh) on e; Frank Strozier (as) on a-d, f.

Solos:
a - Danny Moore (t); Frank Strozier (as) 108 bars (9 choruses); Hilton Ruiz (p); Calvin Hill (b); Frank Strozier (as) 36 bars (3 choruses) 4-bar exchanges with Hayes alternating with Moore; Louis Hayes (d)
b - Frank Strozier (as) 300 bars (25 choruses); Danny Moore (t); Hilton Ruiz (p); Calvin Hill (b); Danny Moore (t) 12 bars (1 chorus); Louis Hayes (d) 12 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 12 bars (1 chorus); Louis Hayes (d) 12 bars (1 chorus); Danny Moore (t) 12 bars (1 chorus); Louis Hayes (d) 12 bars (1 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 12 bars (1 chorus); Louis Hayes (d) 12 bars (1 chorus)
c - Frank Strozier (as) 72 bars (2.25 choruses); Frank Strozier (as) cadenza
d - Danny Moore (t); Frank Strozier (as) 128 bars (8 choruses); Hilton Ruiz (p)
e - Danny Moore (fh); Hilton Ruiz (p); Danny Moore (fh)
f - Hilton Ruiz (p) in 6/4; Frank Strozier (as) 102 bars in 6/4; Danny Moore (t) in 6/4; Hilton Ruiz (p) in 6/4

This live performance was broadcast on WBAI-FM, New York City. The timings shown include announcements and applause.


Date: October 5, 1981
Location: Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Label: [private recording]
Louis Hayes Quintet live

Louis Hayes (ldr), Slide Hampton (tb), Frank Strozier (as, f), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Henk Haverhoek (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. Blue Bossa - 14:43(Kenny Dorham)
b. All Blues - 15:06(Miles Davis)
c. Invitation - 6:23(Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster, Mark Fisher)
d. The Shadow of Your Smile - 8:35(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
e. Impressions - 13:16(John Coltrane)
f. Summertime - 15:53(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
g. Yesterdays - 14:17(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
h. Lover Man - 10:02(Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
i. Oleo - 11:44(Sonny Rollins)
All titles unissued.

Slide Hampton (tb) on a-b, e-i; Frank Strozier (as) on a, e-g, i, (f) on b, d.

Solos:
a - Louis Hayes (d) intro; Frank Strozier (as) 336 bars (21 choruses); Slide Hampton (tb); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Louis Hayes (d)
b - Frank Strozier (f) 264 bars (11 choruses) in 3/4; Slide Hampton (tb) in 3/4; Walter Bishop, Jr. (p) in 3/4; Henk Haverhoek (b) in 3/4
c - Walter Bishop, Jr. (p)
d - Frank Strozier (f) rubato intro; Frank Strozier (f) 60 bars; Frank Strozier (f) extended cadenza
e - Louis Hayes (d) intro; Slide Hampton (tb); Frank Strozier (as) 352 bars (11 choruses) mostly with only Hayes; Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Louis Hayes (d)
f - Louis Hayes (d) intro in 6/4; Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars in 6/4 simultaneous improvisation with Hampton; Walter Bishop, Jr. (p) in 6/4; Slide Hampton (tb) in 6/4; Henk Haverhoek (b) in 6/4; Frank Strozier (as) 160 bars (10 choruses) in 6/4; Frank Strozier (as) cadenza
g - Slide Hampton (tb) rubato intro; Slide Hampton (tb); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Frank Strozier (as) 174 bars; Henk Haverhoek (b); Frank Strozier (as) simultaneous improvisation with Hampton
h - Slide Hampton (tb); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Slide Hampton (tb)
i - Frank Strozier (as) 8 bars bridge; Frank Strozier (as) 384 bars (12 choruses) some solo and some with only Hayes; Slide Hampton (tb); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Louis Hayes (d) 8 bars bridge simultaneous improvisation with Hampton

Tracks a-e comprise set 1 and f-i, set 2. Horns are out on track c. The timings shown do not include applause or announcements.


Date: February 8, 1982
Location: West End Café, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]
Jin Schapperoew Quintet live

Jim Schapperoew (ldr), Frank Strozier (as), Warren Chiasson (vib), Roland Hanna (p), Harvie S [Harvie Swartz] (b), Jim Schapperoew (d)

a. Love for Sale - 10:15(Cole Porter)
b. Billie's Bounce - 9:24(Charlie Parker)
c. Invitation - 10:12(Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster, Mark Fisher)
d. It's You or No One - 9:47(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
All titles unissued.
Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 128 bars (2 choruses); Warren Chiasson (vib); Roland Hanna (p); Harvie S [Harvie Swartz] (b); Jim Schapperoew (d)
b - Warren Chiasson (vib); Frank Strozier (as) 132 bars (11 choruses); Roland Hanna (p); Harvie S [Harvie Swartz] (b); Frank Strozier (as) 84 bars (7 choruses) 4-bar exchanges with Schapperoew alternating with Chiasson, Hanna
c - Warren Chiasson (vib); Frank Strozier (as) 96 bars (2 choruses); Roland Hanna (p); Harvie S [Harvie Swartz] (b); Frank Strozier (as) cadenza
d - Roland Hanna (p) intro; Frank Strozier (as) 2-bar break + 128 bars (4 choruses); Roland Hanna (p); Warren Chiasson (vib); Harvie S [Harvie Swartz] (b); Frank Strozier (as) 96 bars (3 choruses) 8-bar exchanges with Schapperoew alternating with Chiasson, Hanna

This is a recording of a live performance broadcast on WKCR-FM in a series called "Monday-Live." The on-air host is Andy Caploe. The timings shown do not include applause or announcements.


Date: February 15, 1983
Location: New York City
Label: Mothlight
Stephen Roane Quartet: Keeping a Secret

Stephen Roane (ldr), Frank Strozier (as), Noreen Grey (p), Stephen Roane (b), Gerry Fitzgerald (d)

a. Keeping a Secret - 6:24(Stephen Roane)
Mothlight LP 12"ML 28 — Keeping a Secret   (1984)
Mothlight CD3801 — Portraits   
Solos:
a - Frank Strozier (as) 54 bars (1.5 choruses); Noreen Grey (p) 36 bars (1 chorus); Stephen Roane (b) 36 bars (1 chorus); Gerry Fitzgerald (d) 18 bars (0.5 chorus); Frank Strozier (as) 28 bars

Date: Late December 1983
Location: 55 Grand St. Café, New York City
Label: Kerralee
Jim Schapperoew Septet live

Jim Schapperoew (ldr), Art Baron (tb), Frank Strozier (as), Clifford Jordan (ts), Warren Chiasson (vib), Reggie Workman (b), Jim Schapperoew (d), Phil Wilson (per)

a. Invitation - 19:24(Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster, Mark Fisher)
Kerralee CDUnnumbered — Soliloquy   (2005)

Soliloquy is a 2 CD compilation of Schapperoew's recordings. Not auditioned.


Date: June 3, 1984
Location: Citicorp Atrium, Lexington Ave. & 53rd St., New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]
Stephen Roane Quintet live

Stephen Roane (ldr), Frank Strozier (as), Richard Grando (ts), Noreen Grey (p), Stephen Roane (b), Gerry Fitzgerald (d)

a. On Green Dolphin Street(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
b. inc Autumn Leaves - 13:36(Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
c. That's All - 9:31(Bob Haymes, Alan Brandt)
d. Naima - 9:06(John Coltrane)
e. inc Speak Low - 6:29(Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
f. At Magens Bay(Stephen Roane)
g. Keeping a Secret(Stephen Roane)
All titles unissued.

Frank Strozier (as) on a-e, g; Richard Grando (ts) on a-c, e-f.

Solos:
b - Frank Strozier (as) 148+ bars (dropout during third chorus); Richard Grando (ts); Noreen Grey (p); Stephen Roane (b)
c - Richard Grando (ts); Noreen Grey (p); Stephen Roane (b)
d - Frank Strozier (as) 24 bars; Noreen Grey (p); Stephen Roane (b); Frank Strozier (as) 16 bars and cadenza
e - Noreen Grey (p) intro; Noreen Grey (p); Richard Grando (ts) track ends during solo

This is a live performance of the Stephen Roane Quintet broadcast on WBGO-FM as part of the NPR American Jazz Radio Festival. There were probably more titles performed than shown here. I have not listened to the complete program. Information on this session comes from Stephen Roane.


Date: July 23, 1984
Location: Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT
Label: [radio broadcast]
George Coleman Octet live

George Coleman (ldr), Danny Moore (t), Frank Strozier (as), George Coleman, Robert Garner, Jr. [Bobby LaVell] (ts), Mario Rivera (bar), Harold Mabern (p), Lisle Atkinson (b), Akira Tana (d)

a. On Green Dolphin Street - 19:35(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington) / arr: George Coleman
b. So Long, Goodbye - 16:34(Bill Lee) / arr: Bill Lee
c. Fulton Street Symphony - 17:45(Bill Lee) / arr: Bill Lee
d. Follow Me - 19:36(Consuela Lee) / arr: Bill Lee
e. inc Body and Soul - 12:55(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) / arr: George Coleman
All titles unissued.
Solos:
a - Harold Mabern (p) intro; George Coleman (ts); Mario Rivera (bar); Danny Moore (t); Harold Mabern (p); Lisle Atkinson (b); Akira Tana (d); George Coleman (ts); Frank Strozier (as) 160 bars (5 choruses) at fast tempo; Harold Mabern (p)
b - Harold Mabern (p) intro; George Coleman (ts); Frank Strozier (as) 60 bars (5 choruses); Lisle Atkinson (b); Danny Moore (t); Mario Rivera (bar); Harold Mabern (p)
c - Frank Strozier (as) 160 bars (5 choruses); George Coleman (ts); Mario Rivera (bar); Harold Mabern (p); Lisle Atkinson (b); Akira Tana (d)
d - Harold Mabern (p); Frank Strozier (as) 192 bars; George Coleman (ts); Mario Rivera (bar); Robert Garner, Jr. [Bobby LaVell] (ts) identity uncertain; Akira Tana (d)
e - George Coleman (ts); Harold Mabern (p); Lisle Atkinson (b) track ends during solo

This concert was broadcast on FM radio and private recordings have circulated. Tracks a-c are from the first set and d and e from the second.


Date: March 31, 1990
Location: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City
Label: [no known recording]
Frank Strozier Debut on piano

Frank Strozier (ldr), Frank Strozier (p), Stephen Roane (b), Curtis Boyd (d)

a. Laura(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
b. The Summer Knows(Michel LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
c. Can You Read My Mind?(John Williams)
d. Frank's Blues(Frank Strozier)
e. Matchmaker Matchmaker(Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick)
f. A Night in Tunisia(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
g. Take the Coltrane(Duke Ellington)
h. How High the Moon(William Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton)
i. In the Still of the Night(Cole Porter)
j. What Is This Thing Called Love?(Cole Porter)
All titles unissued.

This was Strozier's debut on piano. It is not known if any recordings exist. The information comes from Paul B. Matthews' review of the concert published in the May, 1990 issue of Cadence Magazine.


Sessions Reported: 99

Performances Reported: 505

Unique Songs Reported: 386

Unique Issues Reported: 307