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"If you feel like tapping your feet, tap your feet. If you feel like clapping your hands, clap your hands. And if you feel like taking off your shoes, take off your shoes. We are here to have a ball. So we want you to leave your worldly troubles outside and come in here and swing." - Art Blakey

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"To pass through life and miss this music is to miss out on one of the best things about living." 

"When people come in to relax and enjoy themselves after a hard day's work, its my job to make them happy-to wash away the dust of everyday life."

"That.s what Jazz music is all about.We started the Messengers because somebody had to mind the store for jazz.No America--no Jazz. It is the only culture that America has brought forth."


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Everything comes from another continent. It so happens that jazz comes from the black people-and they should know about it,but they know less about it, than anybody else in the world.

You all get into the studio and you try to make everything so God damn clinical. Two months from now when you hear this tune you won't recognize it yourself. You ain't going to play it the same way every night, use your imagination, that's what JAZZ is all about. If you ain't got no imagination you might as well quit. All he did was put up a skeleton of the tune we are going to play, so go on and play and if you make a mistake make it LOUD so you won't make it next time."

When queried as to how he could consistently find such bright young talent Art would reply, " I don't find them . They find me!"

Kenny Clark: You see Buhaina is the only one I know who can make a press or ocean roll come out on top of the beat and keep the whole shit swinging. He never looked back. If you know a living drummer who can do it better than 'Buh' name him and I'll kiss him here and now"-1963

Geoff Keezer: He had the an ability to open up your sound-no matter what instrument you played. He was three times my age but it was hard to keep up with him

Horace Silver: He got behind his musicians and just goosed them, made them play up to their potential.

Dizzy Gillespie: Kenny Clarke was the Godfather, Max was the painter to put the colors together; Art was the volcano!

Wynton Marsalis: If I hadn't played with Art, I wouldn't have played jazz.

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1944 (The age of 25)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Dizzy Gillespie, Marion Hazel, Shorty McConnell (tp) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (tb) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (tb, arr) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (as) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (ts) Leo Parker (bars) John Malachi (p, arr) Connie Wainwright (g) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d) Sarah Vaughan (vo) Billy Eckstine (vo, vtb, cond) Tadd Dameron (arr)
NYC, December 5, 1944
118-2 If That's The Way You Feel DeLuxe 2001; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
119-4 I Want To Talk About You DeLuxe 2003; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
120 Blowing The Blues Away Swingtime (E) ST 1015; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
120-3 - DeLuxe 2001; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
121-2 Opus X DeLuxe 2002; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
122 I'll Wait And Pray DeLuxe 2003; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
123 The Real Thing Happened To Me DeLuxe 2002; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
* Billy Eckstine - Mr. B (Ember (E) FA 2010)
* Billy Eckstine/Maxine Sullivan - Mr. B (Audio Lab AL 1549)
* Billy Eckstine - Blowing The Blues Away (Swingtime (E) ST 1015)
* Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 Young Dex 1944-1946 (Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128)
* Billy Eckstine - If That's The Way You Feel b/w Blowing The Blues Away (DeLuxe 2001)
* Billy Eckstine - I Want To Talk About You b/w I'll Wait And Pray (DeLuxe 2003)
* Billy Eckstine - Opus X b/w The Real Thing Happened To Me (DeLuxe 2002)

1945

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (tp) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (tb) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (as) Gene Ammons (ts) Budd Johnson (ts, arr) Leo Parker (bars) Connie Wainwright (g) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d) Billy Eckstine, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan (vo) Tadd Dameron, John Malachi, Jerry Valentine (arr)
AFRS Jubilee broadcast, Los Angeles, CA, February, March, 1945
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme) Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
Blowin' The Blues Away Spotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
'Deed I Do Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
I Wanna Talk About You Spotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme) Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
- -
Together Spotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Mean To Me -
Without A Song Spotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Mr. Chips Spotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme) Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
- -
Air Mail Special Spotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Don't Blame Me -
If That's The Way You Feel Spotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme) Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
- -
Opus X Spotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Love Me Or Leave Me -
One O'Clock Jump (theme) Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
* Billy Eckstine - Together (Spotlite (E) SPJ 100)
* Billy Eckstine Orchestra 1945 (Almanac QSR 2415)
* Billy Eckstine - I Want To Talk About You (Xanadu 207)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (tp) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (tb) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (tb, arr) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (as) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (ts) Leo Parker (bars) John Malachi (p) Connie Wainwright (g) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d) Billy Eckstine (vo, vtb, cond)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC53-1 Lonesome Lover Blues National 9015; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
NSC54-3 A Cottage For Sale National 9014; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC55-2 I Love The Rhythm In A Riff National 9014; EmArcy MG 36016; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC56 Last Night (And Now Tonight Again) National 9015; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy MG 36029)
* Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness (Regent MG 6058)
* Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band (Savoy SJL 2214)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 36030)
* Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s (EmArcy MG 36016)
* Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 Young Dex 1944-1946 (Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128)
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy MG 26025)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 26027)
* Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues (EmArcy EP 1-6041)
* Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love (EmArcy EP 1-6045)
* Billy Eckstine - Lonesome Lover Blues b/w Last Night (And Now Tonight Again) (National 9015)
* Billy Eckstine - I Love The Rhythm In A Riff b/w A Cottage For Sale (National 9014)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (tp) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (tb) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (as) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (ts) Teddy Cypron (bars) Richard "Duke" Ellington (p) Connie Wainwright (g) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d) Billy Eckstine (vo)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC61 My Deep Blue Dream National 9021; EmArcy MG 36029; Regent MG 6054
NSC62 Prisoner Of Love National 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC63 A Penny For Your Thoughts Regent MG 6052
NSC64 It Ain't Like That National 9020; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy MG 36029)
* Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream (Regent MG 6054)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 36030)
* Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love (Regent MG 6052)
* Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band (Savoy SJL 2214)
* Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me (Regent MG 6053)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 26027)
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy MG 26025)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy EP 1-6044)
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy EP 1-6040)
* Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream b/w Jelly Jelly (National 9021)
* Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love b/w All I Sing Is Blues (National 9017)
* Billy Eckstine - It Ain't Like That b/w I've Got To Pass Your House (National 9020)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

same personnel
NYC, October, 1945
NSC69 I'm In The Mood For Love National 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC70 You Call It Madness National 9019; EmArcy MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC71 All I Sing Is Blues National 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC72 Long, Long Journey National 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 36030)
* Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness (Regent MG 6058)
* Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band (Savoy SJL 2214)
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy MG 36029)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 26027)
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy MG 26025)
* Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love (EmArcy EP 1-6045)
* Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues (EmArcy EP 1-6041)
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy EP 1-6040)
* Billy Eckstine - Long, Long Journey b/w I'm In The Mood For Love (National 9016)
* Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness b/w Tell Me Pretty Baby (National 9019)
* Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love b/w All I Sing Is Blues (National 9017)

1946

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Kenny Dorham, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Raymond Orr (tp) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (tb) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (as) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (ts) Tate Houston (bars) possibly Richard Ellington (p) Connie Wainwright (g) Bill McMahon (b) Art Blakey (d) Billy Eckstine (vo)
NYC, January 3, 1946
NSC100 I Only Have Eyes For You National 9076; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC103 You're My Everything National 9052; EmArcy MG 36030; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC104 I've Got To Pass Your House National 9020; Savoy SJL 1127
NSC105 The Jitney Man National 9049; Savoy SJL 2214
* Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band (Savoy SJL 2214)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 36030)
* Billy Eckstine Sings (Savoy SJL 1127)
* Billy Eckstine - I Only Have Eyes For You b/w Blues (National 9076)
* Billy Eckstine - You're My Everything b/w Cool Breeze (National 9052)
* Billy Eckstine - It Ain't Like That b/w I've Got To Pass Your House (National 9020)
* Billy Eckstine - The Jitney Man b/w Sophisticated Lady (National 9049)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Fats Navarro (tp) Josh Jackson (ts) Leo Parker (bars) possibly Jimmy Golden (p) replaces Dorham, Simmons, Houston, Ellington
NYC, February, 1946
NSC114 Blue National 9018; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC115 Second Balcony Jump National 9018; EmArcy MG 36016; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC116 Gloomy Sunday National 9037; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC117 Tell Me Pretty Baby National 9019; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy MG 36029)
* Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream (Regent MG 6054)
* Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band (Savoy SJL 2214)
* Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s (EmArcy MG 36016)
* Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me (Regent MG 6053)
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy MG 26025)
* Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues (EmArcy EP 1-6041)
* Billy Eckstine - Blue b/w Second Balcony Jump (National 9018)
* Billy Eckstine - Gloomy Sunday b/w In The Still Of The Night (National 9037)
* Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness b/w Tell Me Pretty Baby (National 9019)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

same personnel
NYC, March, 1946
NSC122 Love Is The Thing National 9125; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC123 Without A Song National 9061; EmArcy EP 1-6116, MG 36010; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC124 Cool Breeze National 9052, 9132; EmArcy MG 36038; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC125 Don't Take Your Love From Me National 9023; Savoy SJL 2214
* Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream (Regent MG 6054)
* Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band (Savoy SJL 2214)
* Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear (EmArcy MG 36010)
* Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones (EmArcy MG 36038)
* Billy Eckstine - ??? (EmArcy EP 1-6116)
* Billy Eckstine - Oo Bop Sh' Bam b/w Love Is The Thing (National 9125)
* Billy Eckstine - Without A Song b/w Say It Isn't So (National 9061)
* Billy Eckstine - You're My Everything b/w Cool Breeze (National 9052)
* Billy Eckstine - Cool Breeze b/w Serenade In Blue (National 9132)
* Billy Eckstine - All The Things You Are b/w Don't Take Your Love From Me (National 9023)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax, possibly Rostelle Reese (tp) Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, unknown, Gerald Valentine (tb) Billy Eckstine (vtb, vo) Porter Kilbert, possibly Robert "Junior" Williams (as) Gene Ammons, Frank Wess (ts) unknown (bars) possibly Linton Garner or Jimmy Golden (p) Connie Wainwright (g) Bill McMahon (b) Art Blakey (d) Ann Baker (vo)
NYC, circa June, July, 1946
Second Balcony Jump Harlequin (E) HQ 2068
Rhythm In A Riff -
You Call It Madness -
Second Balcony Jump (alt. take) -
Lonesome Lover Blues -
Taps Miller -
I Cried For You -
I Want To Talk About You -
Our Delight -
Prisoner Of Love -
* Billy Eckstine - Rhythm In A Riff (Soundtrack) (Harlequin (E) HQ 2068)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (tp) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (tb) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (as) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (ts) Cecil Payne (bars) Linton Garner (p) Connie Wainwright (g) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d) Billy Eckstine (vo, vtb)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 5, 1946
NSC164 Oo Bop Sh' Bam National 9125; EmArcy MG 36038; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
- Oo Bop Sh' Bam (alt. take) Savoy SJL 2214
NSC165 I Love The Loveliness Of You National 9030; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030
NSC166 In The Still Of The Night National 9037; EmArcy 16010, EP 1-6116, MG 26027, MG 36010; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC167 Jelly Jelly National 9021; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Mercury SR 61187; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones (EmArcy MG 36038)
* Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me (Regent MG 6053)
* Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band (Savoy SJL 2214)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 36030)
* Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear (EmArcy MG 36010)
* Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream (Regent MG 6054)
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy MG 36029)
* Various Artists - Original Golden Soul, Vol. 2 (Mercury SR 61187)
= Various Artists - Original Gold Soul: 21 All Time Soul Greats (Mercury SRM 2-600)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 26027)
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy MG 26025)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy EP 1-6044)
* Billy Eckstine - ??? (EmArcy EP 1-6116)
* Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale (EmArcy EP 1-6040)
* Billy Eckstine - Oo Bop Sh' Bam b/w Love Is The Thing (National 9125)
* Billy Eckstine - Time On My Hands b/w I Love The Loveliness Of You (National 9030)
* Billy Eckstine - Gloomy Sunday b/w In The Still Of The Night (National 9037)
* Billy Eckstine - In A Sentimental Mood b/w In The Still Of The Night (EmArcy 16010, 16010x45)
* Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream b/w Jelly Jelly (National 9021)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

add unidentified strings
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 6, 1946
NSC168 My Silent Love National 9060; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC169 Time On My Hands National 9030; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC170 All The Things You Are National 9023; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC171 In A Sentimental Mood National 9060; EmArcy 16010, EP 1-6115, MG 36010; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 36030)
* Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love (Regent MG 6052)
* Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band (Savoy SJL 2214)
* Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear (EmArcy MG 36010)
* Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me (Regent MG 6053)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy MG 26027)
* Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B" (EmArcy EP 1-6044)
* Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love (EmArcy EP 1-6045)
* Billy Eckstine - ??? (EmArcy EP 1-6115)
* Billy Eckstine - My Silent Love b/w In A Sentimental Mood (National 9060)
* Billy Eckstine - Time On My Hands b/w I Love The Loveliness Of You (National 9030)
* Billy Eckstine - All The Things You Are b/w Don't Take Your Love From Me (National 9023)
* Billy Eckstine - In A Sentimental Mood b/w In The Still Of The Night (EmArcy 16010, 16010x45)

Earl Coleman

Miles Davis (tp) Gene Ammons (ts) Linton Garner (p) Connie Wainwright (g) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d) Earl Coleman (vo)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 18, 1946
168-1 Don't Sing Me The Blues Black Lion (E) BLCD 760102
168-2 - -
169-1 Don't Explain To Me Baby -
169-2 - -
169-3 - -
169-4 - -
* Miles Davis - Boppin' The Blues (Black Lion (E) BLCD 760102)

Ann Baker

Miles Davis (tp) Gene Ammons (ts) Linton Garner (p) Connie Wainwright (g) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d) Ann Baker (vo)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 18, 1946
170-1 Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind Black Lion (E) BLCD 760102
170-2 - -
170-3 - -
171-1 I've Always Got The Blues (incomplete) -
171-2 I've Always Got The Blues -
171-3 - -
* Miles Davis - Boppin' The Blues (Black Lion (E) BLCD 760102)

1947

Thelonious Monk Sextet

Idrees Sulieman (tp) Danny Quebec West (as) Billy Smith (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Gene Ramey (b) Art Blakey (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 15, 1947
BN308-2 Humph Blue Note 560, BLP 5009, BLP 1510
BN309-1 Evonce (alt. take) Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ 61011
BN309-4 Evonce Blue Note 547, BLP 1511
BN310-1 Suburban Eyes Blue Note 542, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
BN310-2 Suburban Eyes (alt. take) Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ 61011
BN311-0 Thelonious Blue Note 542, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1510, BST 81510 (pseudo stereo))
= Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius (Blue Note BN-LA 579-H2)
= The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk (Mosaic MR4-101)
* More Genius Of Thelonious Monk (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61011)
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo))
= Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius (Blue Note BN-LA 579-H2)
= The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk (Mosaic MR4-101)
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5009)
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music (Blue Note BLP 5002)
* Thelonious Monk - Humph b/w Misterioso (Blue Note 560)
* Thelonious Monk - Evonce b/w Off Minor (Blue Note 547)
* Thelonious Monk - Thelonious b/w Suburban Eyes (Blue Note 542)

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (p) Gene Ramey (b) Art Blakey (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 24, 1947
BN312-0 Nice Work If You Can Get It (alt. take) Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ 61011
BN312-1 Nice Work If You Can Get It Blue Note 1575, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
BN313-0 Ruby, My Dear (alt. take) Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ 61011
BN313-1 Ruby, My Dear Blue Note 549, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
BN314-0 Well, You Needn't Blue Note 543, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
BN314-1 Well, You Needn't (alt. take) Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ 61011
BN315-0 April In Paris (alt. take) -
BN315-1 April In Paris Blue Note 1575, BLP 1510
BN317-1 Off Minor Blue Note 547, BLP 5002, BLP 1510
BN316-3 Introspection Blue Note BLP 1510
* More Genius Of Thelonious Monk (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61011)
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo))
= Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius (Blue Note BN-LA 579-H2)
= The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk (Mosaic MR4-101)
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1510, BST 81510 (pseudo stereo))
= Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius (Blue Note BN-LA 579-H2)
= The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk (Mosaic MR4-101)
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5009)
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music (Blue Note BLP 5002)
* Thelonious Monk - Nice Work If You Can Get It b/w April In Paris (Blue Note 1575)
* Thelonious Monk - Ruby, My Dear b/w Evidence (Blue Note 549)
* Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight b/w Well, You Needn't (Blue Note 543)
* Thelonious Monk - Evonce b/w Off Minor (Blue Note 547)

Thelonious Monk Quintet

George Taitt (tp) Sahib Shihab (as) Thelonious Monk (p) Bob Paige (b) Art Blakey (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 21, 1947
BN318-3 In Walked Bud Blue Note 548, 45-1664, BLP 5009, BLP 1510
BN319-0 Monk's Mood Blue Note 1565, BLP 1511
BN320-0 Who Knows? Blue Note 1565, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
BN321-1 'Round Midnight Blue Note 543, 45-1664, BLP 5002, BLP 1510, BLP 1001, BST2 84433, BST 89902
BN320-7 Who Knows? (alt. take) Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ 61011
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1510, BST 81510 (pseudo stereo))
= Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius (Blue Note BN-LA 579-H2)
= The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk (Mosaic MR4-101)
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo))
= Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius (Blue Note BN-LA 579-H2)
= The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk (Mosaic MR4-101)
* Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album (Blue Note BLP 1001)
= Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz (Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001)
* Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BST2 84433)
* Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1939-1949 (Blue Note BST 89902)
= Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BN-LA 158-G2)
* More Genius Of Thelonious Monk (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61011)
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5009)
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music (Blue Note BLP 5002)
* Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight b/w In Walked Bud (Blue Note 45-1664)
* Thelonious Monk - In Walked Bud b/w Epistrophy (Blue Note 548)
* Thelonious Monk - Who Knows b/w Monk's Mood (Blue Note 1565)
* Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight b/w Well, You Needn't (Blue Note 543)

Fats Navarro Quintette

Fats Navarro (tp) Charlie Rouse (ts) Tadd Dameron (p) Nelson Boyd (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, December 5, 1947
S3483-1 Nostalgia Savoy SJL 2216
S3483-6 - Savoy 955, XP 8025, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3484-3 Barry's Bop Savoy SJL 2216
S3484-6 - Savoy 959, XP 8025, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3485-1 Bebop Romp Savoy SJL 2216
S3485-6 - Savoy 959, XP 8026, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3486 Fat Blows Savoy XP 8026, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
* Fats Navarro - Fat Girl (Savoy SJL 2216)
* Fats Navarro Memorial, Vol. 2 - Nostalgia (Savoy MG 12133)
* Fats Navarro - New Sound In Modern Music, Vol. 6 (Savoy MG 9019)
* Fats Navarro - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 6 (Savoy XP 8025)
* Fats Navarro - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 7 (Savoy XP 8026)
* Dexter Gordon - Dextrose b/w Fats Navarro - Nostalgia (Savoy 955)
* Fats Navarro - Barry's Bop b/w Bebop Romp (Savoy 959)

Dexter Gordon Quintette

Dexter Gordon (ts) Leo Parker (bars) Tadd Dameron (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, December 11, 1947
S3491-3 Settin'n The Pace, Pt. 1 Savoy 913, XP 8022, MG 9003, MG 12130, SJL 2211
S3492-3 Settin'n The Pace, Pt. 2 -
S3493 So Easy Savoy 960, XP 8022, MG 9003, MG 12130, SJL 2211
- So Easy (alt. take) Savoy SJL 2211
S3494 Dexter's Riff Savoy 960, XP 8080, MG 9016, MG 12130, SJL 2211
- Dexter's Riff (alt. take) Savoy SJL 2211
* Dexter Gordon - Dexter Rides Again (Savoy MG 12130)
* Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter (Savoy SJL 2211)
* Dexter Gordon And His Boys (Savoy MG 9003)
* Dexter Gordon - New Sound In Modern Music, Vol. 3 (Savoy MG 9016)
* Dexter Gordon - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 3 (Savoy XP 8022)
* Dexter Gordon - New Sounds In Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Savoy XP 8080)
* Dexter Gordon - Settin'n The Pace, Pt. 1&2 (Savoy 913)
* Dexter Gordon - So Easy b/w Dexter's Riff (Savoy 960)

Art Blakey's Messengers

Kenny Dorham (tp) Howard Bowe (tb) Sahib Shihab (as) Orland Wright (ts) Ernest Thompson (bars) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) LaVerne Barker (b) Art Blakey (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, December 22, 1947
BN322-3 The Thin Man Blue Note 545, BLP 5010, CDP 7 84436-2
BN323-1 The Bop Alley Blue Note 546, BLP 5010, CDP 7 84436-2
BN323-2 The Bop Alley (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7 84436-2
BN324-2 Groove Street Blue Note 546, CDP 7 84436-2
BN325-1 Musa's Vision Blue Note 545, CDP 7 84436-2
* Max Roach/James Moody/Art Blakey - New Sounds (Blue Note CDP 7 84436-2)
* Max Roach/James Moody/Art Blakey - New Sounds (Blue Note BLP 5010)
* Art Blakey's Messengers - The Thin Man b/w Musa's Vision (Blue Note 545)
* Art Blakey's Messengers - Groove Street b/w The Bop Alley (Blue Note 546)

Ida James With John Hunt's Orchestra

John Hunt (tp) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Lawrence "88" Keyes (org) probably John Simmons (b) Art Blakey (d) Ida James (vo) and others
NYC, 1947
I-1565 Try A Little Tenderness Manor 1107
I-1566 Yesterdays -
A1658 You're A Fool If You Don't Manor 1121
A1660 Let's Do It -
* Ida James - Try A Little Tenderness b/w Yesterdays (Manor 1107)
* Ida James - You're A Fool If You Don't b/w Let's Do It (Manor 1121)

1948

Thelonious Monk Quartet

Idrees Sulieman (tp) Thelonious Monk (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
WNYC radio broadcast, "Festival Of American Music", February 16, 1948
All The Things You Are Chazzer 2002
Just You, Just Me -
Suburban Eyes -
* The Vibes Are On Art Tatum/Thelonious Monk (Chazzer 2002)

James Moody And His Bop Men

Dave Burnes, Elmon Wright (tp) Ernie Henry (as) James Moody (ts) Cecil Payne (bars) James "Men Gates" Forman (p) Nelson Boyd (b) Art Blakey (d) Chino Pozo (bgo, vo) Gil Fuller (arr)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 25, 1948
BN344-0 Tropicana Blue Note 553, BLP 5006, B 6503
BN345-1 Cu-Ba Blue Note 554, BLP 5006, B 6503
BN346-0 Moody's All Frantic Blue Note 556, BLP 5006, B 6503
BN347-0 Tin Tin Deo Blue Note 555, BLP 5006, BLP 1001, BST2 84429, BST 89902
* James Moody/George Wallington - The Beginning And End Of Bop (Blue Note B 6503)
* Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album (Blue Note BLP 1001)
= Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz (Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001)
* Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BST2 84429)
* Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1939-1949 (Blue Note BST 89902)
= Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BN-LA 158-G2)
* James Moody And His Modernists With Chano Pozo (Blue Note BLP 5006)
= Max Roach/James Moody/Art Blakey - New Sounds (Blue Note CDP 7 84436-2)
* James Moody - Tropicana b/w The Fuller Bop Man (Blue Note 553)
* James Moody - Cu-Ba b/w Moodamorphosis (Blue Note 554)
* James Moody - Moody's All Frantic b/w Workshop (Blue Note 556)
* James Moody - Tin Tin Deo b/w Oh, Henry! (Blue Note 555)

1949 (The age of 30)

Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra

Frank Galbreath, Gene Roland, Abdul Salaam, Lammar Wright (tp) Alfred Cobbs, Porky Cohen, Fred Zito (tb) Rudy Powell, Teddy Small (as) Harold Clark, Ike Quebec, Paul Quinichette (ts) Sidney Brown (bars) Leroy Lovett, Lannie Scott (p) Danny Perri (g) Horace Holmes (b) Art Blakey, Chris Stanton (d) Annisteen Allen, J. Carnes (vo) Lucky Millinder (ldr)
NYC, February 15, 1949
D9VB888 Moanin' The Blues RCA Victor 20-3430; RCA (F) PM 42030, 6279-1-R
D9VB889 How Would You Know? -
* Lucky Millinder - Moanin' The Blues b/w How Would You Know? (RCA Victor 20-3430)
* Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra (no details) (RCA (F) PM 42030, 6279-1-R)

Big John Greer And His Rhythm Rockers

Frank Galbreath (tp) Teddy Small (as) Harold Clark (ts) Big John Greer (ts, vo) Leroy Lovett (p) Al Casey (g) Henry Holmes (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, April 8, 1949
D9VB1251 Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee RCA Victor 22-0023
D9VB1252 Long Tall Gal -
D9VB1253 I Found A Dream RCA Victor 22-0045
* Big John Greer - Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee b/w Long Tall Gal (RCA Victor 22-0023)
* Big John Greer - I Found A Dream b/w If I Told You Once (RCA Victor 22-0045)

Gil Fuller And His Orchestra

Dave Burns, Mustapha Daleel, Bill Massey, Abdul Salaam (tp) Charlie Johnson, Haleen Rasheed, Clarence Ross, Rip Tarrant (tb) Jimmy Heath, Sahib Shihab (as) Pritchard Cheesman, Billy Mitchell (ts) Cecil Payne (bars) Milt Jackson (vib, p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d) Gil Fuller (arr, cond, vo)
NYC, June 11, 1949
D172 | D268 Mean To Me Discovery 115; Savoy SJL 2225
D173 Blues For A Debutante Discovery 108; Savoy SJL 2225
D174 | D268 The Scene Changes Discovery 115; Savoy SJL 2225
D175 Tropicana Discovery 108; Savoy SJL 2225
* Various Artists - The Bebop Boys (Savoy SJL 2225)
* Gil Fuller - Mean To Me b/w The Scene Changes (Discovery 115, 45-115)
* Gil Fuller - Blues For A Debutante b/w Tropicana (Discovery 108)

Big John Greer And His Orchestra

Frank Galbreath (tp) Zolman "Pork" Cohen (tb) Tony Scott (cl) Big John Greer (ts, vo) Tate Houston (bars, ts) Leroy Lovett (p) Danny Perri (g) Henry Holmes (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, June 27, 1949
D9VB1753 Rockin' With Big John RCA Victor 22-0137
D9VB1754 If I Told You Once RCA Victor 22-0045
* Big John Greer - Rockin' With Big John b/w ??? (RCA Victor 22-0137)
* Big John Greer - I Found A Dream b/w If I Told You Once (RCA Victor 22-0045)

1950

Sonny Stitt Quartet

Sonny Stitt (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, February 17, 1950
JRC1008 Avalon Prestige PRLP 126, PRLP 7133, PR 7585, PRCD 24115-2
JRC1009A Later Prestige 704, PRLP 126, PRLP 7077, PR 7585, PRCD 24115-2
JRC1010A Ain't Misbehavin' Prestige 704, PRLP 7077, PR 7585, PRCD 24115-2
JRC1011 Mean To Me Prestige 752, PRLP 111, PRLP 7133, PR 7585, PRCD 24115-2
JRC1012 Stairway To The Stars Prestige 824, PRLP 126, PRLP 7133, PR 7585, PRCD 24115-2
* Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits (Prestige PRLP 7133)
* Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1 (Prestige PR 7585)
* Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope (Prestige PRLP 7077; Fantasy OJC 060, OJCCD 060-2)
* Sonny Stitt - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 2 (Prestige PRCD 24115-2)
* Sonny Stitt Favorites, Vol. 2 (Prestige PRLP 126)
* Sonny Stitt - Mr. Saxophone (Prestige PRLP 111)
* Sonny Stitt - Ain't Misbehavin' b/w Later (Prestige 704)
* Sonny Stitt - Down With It b/w Mean To Me (Prestige 752)
* Sonny Stitt - Stairway To The Stars b/w Sonny Sounds (Prestige 824)
= Sonny Stitt - Sonny Sounds b/w Stairway To The Stars (Prestige 886, 886x45)

Dick Hyman Quintet

Sonny Stitt (as -2,4) Gene Ammons (ts -3,4) Dick Hyman (p) Gene Ramey (b) Art Blakey (d)
WNYC radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, February 18, 1950
1. Honeysuckle Rose Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013
2. You're Driving Me Crazy Ozone 1; Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013
3. The Way You Look Tonight -
4. Fine And Dandy -
* Here Are Stan Getz And Miles Davis (Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013)
* Miles Davis - Dick Hyman - Sonny Stitt (Ozone 1)

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Stan Getz (ts) Tadd Dameron (p) Gene Ramey (b) Art Blakey (d)
WNYC radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, February 18, 1950
Conception Ozone 1; Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124
Ray's Idea -
That Old Black Magic Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124
Max Is Making Wax Ozone 1; Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124
Woody'n You -
* Miles Davis - Dick Hyman - Sonny Stitt (Ozone 1)
* Here Are Stan Getz And Miles Davis (Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013)
* Miles Davis Featuring Stan Getz - Birdland Days (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124)

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Septet

Bill Massey (tp) Bennie Green (tb) Gene Ammons (ts) Sonny Stitt (bars) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, April 26, 1950
85 Chabootie Prestige 741, PRLP 107, PR 7823, P 24058
86 Who Put The Sleeping Pills (In Rip Van Winkle's Coffee?) Prestige 721, PR 7823
87 Gravy (Walkin') Prestige 717, PRLP 112, PR 7823, P 24058; Fantasy OJCCD 6013-2
88 Easy Glide Prestige PRLP 112, PR 7823, P 24058
* Gene Ammons - Blues Up And Down, Vol. 1 (Prestige PR 7823)
* The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era (Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2)
* Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 50s (Fantasy OJCCD 6013-2)
* Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Battle Of The Saxes (Prestige PRLP 107)
* Gene Ammons Tenor Sax, Vol. 1 (Prestige PRLP 112)
* Gene Ammons - Blue And Sentimental b/w Chabootie (Prestige 741, 741x45)
* Gene Ammons - La Vie En Rose b/w Who Put The Sleeping Pills (Prestige 721)
* Gene Ammons - I Wanna Be Loved b/w Gravy (Prestige 717)

Charlie Parker Quintet

Fats Navarro (tp -1,2,5/15) Charlie Parker (as -1/5,7/15) Bud Powell (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
1. 52nd Street Theme, I Ozone 4
2. Perdido (Wahoo) Columbia JG 34808; Alamac QSR 2430
3. 'Round Midnight (incomplete) -
4. This Time The Dream's On Me Columbia JG 34808
5. Dizzy Atmosphere -
6. A Night In Tunisia -
7. Move (into) Ozone 9; Columbia JG 34808; Alamac QSR 2430
8. 52nd Street Theme, II (incomplete) Ozone 9; Alamac QSR 2430
9. Rifftide (The Street Beat) Columbia JG 34808; Alamac QSR 2430
10. Out Of Nowhere Columbia JG 34808
11. Little Willie Leaps (into) -
12. 52nd Street Theme, III -
13. Ornithology (into) -
14. I'll Remember April (into) -
15. 52nd Street Theme, IV -
* Charlie Parker - Fats Navarro - Bud Powell (Ozone 4)
* Charlie Parker - One Night In Birdland (Columbia JG 34808)
* Charlie Parker's All Stars 1950 (Alamac QSR 2430)
* Charlie Parker - Bud Powell - Fats Navarro (Ozone 9)

Miles Davis' Birdland All Stars

Miles Davis (tp) Fats Navarro (tp -4/6) J.J. Johnson (tb -1/5,7) Brew Moore (ts) Tadd Dameron (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
1. band warming up Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
2. Max Is Making Wax -
3. Wee (Rambunctious Rambling) Alto AL 701; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
4. Hot House (Miles' Midnight Breakaway) Session Disc 101; Beppo (E) BEP 502; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
5. 52nd Street Theme Beppo (E) BEP 502; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
6. Ow! (Chubbie's Blues) Alto AL 701; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
7. Embraceable You Session Disc 101; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
* The Persuasively Coherent Miles Davis (Alto AL 701)
* Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 1 (Session Disc 101)
* Miles Davis All Stars And Gil Evans (Beppo (E) BEP 502)
* Miles Davis - The Last Bebop Session (Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401)

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb -2,3) Charlie Parker (as -1) Brew Moore (ts -2,3) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
same location, date
1. Conception/Deception (Poobah) Alto AL 701; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
2. Eronel (Overturia) Session Disc 102; Beppo (E) BEP 502; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
3. 52nd Street Theme (Slow Broadway Theme) Session Disc 102; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
* The Persuasively Coherent Miles Davis (Alto AL 701)
* Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 2 (Session Disc 102)
* Miles Davis All Stars And Gil Evans (Beppo (E) BEP 502)
* Miles Davis - The Last Bebop Session (Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401)

Charlie Parker Quintet

Red Rodney (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Kenny Drew (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d) Bob Garrity, "Symphony Sid" Torin (ann)
WJZ radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, December 8, 1950
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid Royal Jazz (D) RJD 506
Anthropology -
Embraceable You -
Cheryl -
Salt Peanuts -
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid -
* Charlie Parker - More Unissued, Vol. 2 (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 506)

Sonny Stitt Quartet

Sonny Stitt (ts) Junior Mance (p) Gene Wright (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, December 15, 1950
120 Nevertheless Prestige 826, PRLP 111, PRLP 7133, PR 7612, P 24044, PRCD 24115-2
121 Jeepers Creepers Prestige 826, PRLP 148, PRLP 7133, PR 7612, P 24044, PRCD 24115-2
122 Imagination Prestige 733, PREP 1346, PRLP 111, PRLP 7077, PR 7612; Moodsville MVLP 2; Prestige P 24044, PRCD 24115-2
123 Cherokee Prestige 733, PREP 1346, PRLP 111, PRLP 7077, PR 7612, P 24044, PRCD 24115-2
* Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits (Prestige PRLP 7133)
* Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits, Vol. 2 (Prestige PR 7612)
* Sonny Stitt - Genesis (Prestige P 24044)
* Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope (Prestige PRLP 7077; Fantasy OJC 060, OJCCD 060-2)
* Various Artists - Modern Moods (Moodsville MVLP 2)
* Sonny Stitt - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 2 (Prestige PRCD 24115-2)
* Sonny Stitt - Mr. Saxophone (Prestige PRLP 111)
* Sonny Stitt Tenor Sax, Vol. 2 (Prestige PRLP 148)
* Sonny Stitt - Alto Sax? (Prestige PREP 1346)
* Sonny Stitt - Nevertheless b/w Jeepers Creepers (Prestige 826)
* Sonny Stitt - Cherokee b/w Imagination (Prestige 733)

1951

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (tp, vo) John Coltrane (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) Billy Taylor (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d) Joe Carroll (vo)
"Birdland", NYC, January 6, 1951
Congo Blues Oberon 5100
Yesterdays -
A Night In Tunisia -
Ooh-Pa-Pa-Dah Duke (It) D 1019
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid (incomplete) -
* Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951 (Oberon 5100)
* Dizzy Gillespie - Birks' Works (Duke (It) D 1019)

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, January 13, 1951
Good Groove Broadcast Tributes 0009
Tin Tin Deo, No. 1 -
Birks' Works Duke (It) D 1019; Broadcast Tributes 0009
Wow! private tape
Good Bait Oberon 5100; Duke (It) D 1019
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid (incomplete) Duke (It) D 1019
* Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951, Vol. 2 (Broadcast Tributes 0009)
* Dizzy Gillespie - Birks' Works (Duke (It) D 1019)
* Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951 (Oberon 5100)

Dinah Washington

Wynton Kelly (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d) Dinah Washington (vo)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, January 13, 1951
I'll Never Be Free Baldwin Street Music BJH 310
I Cross My Fingers -
Harbor Lights -
Only A Moment Ago -
* Dinah Washington - Queen Of The Juke Box "Live" 1948-1955 (Baldwin Street Music BJH 310)

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (tp, vo) John Coltrane (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) Billy Taylor (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d) Joe Carroll (vo)
"Birdland", NYC, January 20, 1951
Groovin' High Broadcast Tributes 0009
I Can't Get Started private tape
A Night In Tunisia Broadcast Tributes 0009
Ooh-Pa-Pa-Dah private tape
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid -
* Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951, Vol. 2 (Broadcast Tributes 0009)

Dinah Washington

Wynton Kelly (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d) Dinah Washington (vo)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, January 20, 1951
I Wanna Be Loved Baldwin Street Music BJH 310
My Heart Cries For You -
Time Out For Tears -
* Dinah Washington - Queen Of The Juke Box "Live" 1948-1955 (Baldwin Street Music BJH 310)

Sonny Stitt Quartet

Sonny Stitt (ts) Charlie Bateman (p) Gene Wright (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, January 31, 1951
133 Liza Prestige 757, PREP 1346, PRLP 111, PRLP 7077, PR 7585
134 Can't We Be Friends? Prestige 739, PREP 1346, PRLP 111, PRLP 7077, PR 7585
135 This Can't Be Love Prestige 831 (alt.)
* Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope (Prestige PRLP 7077; Fantasy OJC 060, OJCCD 060-2)
* Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1 (Prestige PR 7585)
* Sonny Stitt - Mr. Saxophone (Prestige PRLP 111)
* Sonny Stitt - Alto Sax? (Prestige PREP 1346)
* Sonny Stitt - P.S. I Love You b/w Liza (Prestige 757)
* Sonny Stitt - Can't We Be Friends? b/w If The Moon Turns Green (Prestige 739)
* Sonny Stitt - This Can't Be Love b/w For The Fat Man (Prestige 831 (alt.))

Gene Ammons Septet

Billy Massey (tp) Chippy Outcalt (tb) Sonny Stitt (ts) Gene Ammons (bars) Charlie Bateman (p) Gene Wright (b) Art Blakey (d) Larry Townsend (vo)
NYC, January 31, 1951
136A New Blues Up And Down, Pt. 1 Prestige 877, PRLP 127, PRLP 7050
137A New Blues Up And Down, Pt. 2 -
* Gene Ammons All Star Sessions (Prestige PRLP 7050; Fantasy OJC 014, OJCCD 014-2)
= Gene Ammons - Woofin' And Tweetin' (Prestige PRLP 7050 (alt.))
* Gene Ammons Favorites, Vol. 2 (Prestige PRLP 127)
* Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - New Blues Up And Down, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 877)

Dizzy Gillespie Septet

Dizzy Gillespie (tp, vo) J.J. Johnson (tb) John Coltrane (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) Billy Taylor (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d) Joe Carroll (vo)
"Birdland", NYC, February 3, 1951
Birks' Works Oberon 5100
I Can't Get Started -
Lady Be Good private tape
Good Bait Broadcast Tributes 0009
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid Oberon 5100
* Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951 (Oberon 5100)
* Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951, Vol. 2 (Broadcast Tributes 0009)

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Budd Johnson (ts) Milt Jackson (vib, p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d) Joe Carroll, Melvin Moore (vo)
NYC, April 16, 1951
3636 Lady Be Good Dee Gee XP 4003, MG 1000; Regent MG 6043; Savoy SJL 2209
3637 Love Me Pretty Baby Dee Gee XP 4004; Regent MG 6043; Savoy SJL 2209
3638 The Champ, Pt. 1&2 Dee Gee XP 4000, MG 1000; Savoy MG 12047, SJL 2209
* Dizzy Gillespie - School Days (Regent MG 6043)
= Dizzy Gillespie - Milt Jackson - Joe Carroll (Savoy MG 12204)
* Dizzy Gillespie - Dee Gee Days (Savoy SJL 2209)
* Dizzy Gillespie - The Champ (Savoy MG 12047)
* Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1 (Dee Gee MG 1000)
* Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 4 (Dee Gee XP 4003)
* Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 5 (Dee Gee XP 4004)
* Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1 (Dee Gee XP 4000)

Illinois Jacquet Quintet

Illinois Jacquet (ts) Hank Jones (p) John Collins (g) Gene Ramey (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, May 24, 1951
545-4 Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' Clef 89084, MGC 622, MGC 702; Verve VE2 2544
546-6 Mean To Me -
547-4 One-Nighter Boogie Mercury 89001, MGC 129; Clef MGC 702
548-2 Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams Mercury 8945, MGC 112; Clef MGC 702; Verve VE2 2544
549-2 Cotton Tail Mercury 8945, MGC 112; Clef MGC 702
550-3 Weary Blues Mercury 8968, MGC 112; Clef MGC 702
551-4 Groovin' -
* Jazz Moods By Illinois Jacquet (Clef MGC 622)
* Illinois Jacquet - Groovin' (Clef MGC 702; Verve MGV 8086)
* Illinois Jacquet - The Cool Rage (Verve VE2 2544)
* Illinois Jacquet - Collates, #2 (Mercury MGC 129; Clef MGC 129)
* Illinois Jacquet - Collates (Mercury MGC 112; Clef MGC 112; Universal (J) UCCV 9116)
* Illinois Jacquet - Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' b/w Mean To Me (Clef 89084, 89084x45)
* Illinois Jacquet - One-Nighter Boogie b/w Port Of Rico (Mercury 89001, 89001x45; Clef 89001, 89001x45)
* Illinois Jacquet - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams b/w Cotton Tail (Mercury 8945, 8945x45; Clef 8945, 8945x45)
* Illinois Jacquet - Groovin' b/w Weary Blues (Mercury 8968, 8968x45; Clef 8968, 8968x45)

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d)
"Birdland", NYC, June 2, 1951
Move (Moo/Mod) Session Disc 102; Ozone 7; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124
Half Nelson (two) -
Down (Mick's Blues) -
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid Session Disc 102
* Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 2 (Session Disc 102)
* Miles Davis - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Art Blakey (Ozone 7)
* Miles Davis Featuring Stan Getz - Birdland Days (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124)

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Sahib Shihab (as -1/6) Milt Jackson (vib -1/6,9) Thelonious Monk (p) Al McKibbon (b) Art Blakey (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, July 23, 1951
1. BN392-1 Four In One Blue Note 1589, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
2. BN392-2 Four In One (alt. take) Blue Note BLP 1509, BN-LA 579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
3. BN393-0 Criss Cross Blue Note 1590, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BST 89903, BN-LA 579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note BST2 84429
4. BN393-1 Criss Cross (alt. take) Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ 61012
5. BN394-0 Eronel Blue Note 1590, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BN-LA 579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
6. BN395-0 Straight, No Chaser Blue Note 1589, BLP 5009, BLP 1511
7. BN396-0 Ask Me Now (alt. take) Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ 61012
8. BN396-1 Ask Me Now Blue Note 1591, BLP 1511
9. BN397-0 Willow Weep For Me Blue Note 1591, 45-1646, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BN-LA 579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo))
= Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius (Blue Note BN-LA 579-H2)
= The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk (Mosaic MR4-101)
* Milt Jackson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet (Blue Note BLP 1509, BST 81509 (pseudo stereo))
* Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959 (Blue Note BST 89903)
= Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BN-LA 159-G2)
* Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BST2 84429)
* Thelonious Monk And Milt Jackson (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61012)
* Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5009)
* Milt Jackson - Wizard Of The Vibes (Blue Note BLP 5011)
= Milt Jackson And His New Group (Vogue (E) LDE 044)
= Milt Jackson And His New Group - Wizard Of The Vibes (Vogue (F) LD 138)
* Milt Jackson - Lillie b/w Willow Weep For Me (Blue Note 45-1646)
* Thelonious Monk - Four In One b/w Straight, No Chaser (Blue Note 1589)
* Thelonious Monk - Criss Cross b/w Eronel (Blue Note 1590)
* Thelonious Monk - Ask Me Now b/w Willow Weep For Me (Blue Note 1591)

Zoot Sims Quartet

Zoot Sims (ts) Harry Biss (p) Clyde Lombardi (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, August 14, 1951
164 Trotting (alt. take 1) Fantasy OJCCD 242-2
- Trotting (alt. take 2) -
- Trotting Prestige unissued
- - Prestige 751, PRLP 118, PRLP 7026, P 24061
165 It Had To Be You Prestige 781, PRLP 118, PRLP 7026, P 24061
166A Swingin' The Blues (Zoot Swings The Blues) Prestige 751, PRLP 118, PRLP 7026, P 24061
166 Zoot Swings The Blues (alt. take) Prestige PRLP 117, PRLP 7026, P 24061
167 Coolin' The Blues Prestige unissued
168 East Of The Sun Prestige PRLP 117, PRLP 7026, P 24061
169 I Wonder Who Prestige 781, PRLP 118, PRLP 7026, P 24061
* Zoot Sims Quartets (Prestige PRLP 7026; Fantasy OJC 242, OJCCD 242-2)
= Zoot Sims - Trotting (Prestige PR 16009)
= Zoot Sims - Trotting (not released) (New Jazz NJLP 8302)
* Zoot Sims - Zoot Case (Prestige P 24061)
* Zoot Sims Tenor Sax Favorites (Prestige PRLP 118)
* Swingin' With Zoot Sims (Prestige PRLP 117)
* Zoot Sims - Trotting b/w Swingin' The Blues (Prestige 751)
* Zoot Sims - It Had To Be You b/w I Wonder Who (Prestige 781)

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tp) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Big Nick Nicholas (ts) Billy Taylor (p) Charles Mingus (b) Art Blakey (d)
"Birdland", NYC, September 29, 1951
Move (Mod) Ozone 7; Beppo (E) BEP 501; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124
The Squirrel -
Lady Bird -
* Miles Davis - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Art Blakey (Ozone 7)
* Miles Davis At Birdland 1951 (Beppo (E) BEP 501)
* Miles Davis Featuring Stan Getz - Birdland Days (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124)

Bennie Green Septet

Bennie Green (tb) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Big Nick Nicholas (ts) Rudy Williams (bars) Teddy Brannon (p) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, October 5, 1951
221 Green Junction Prestige 773, PREP 1343, PRLP 123, PRLP 7023, P 24067
222 Flowing River -
223 Whirl-A-Licks Prestige 908, PREP 1343, PRLP 123, PRLP 7023, P 24067
224 Bennie's Pennie's (Pennies From Heaven) -
225 Jumpin' Journey unissued
226 Tenor Sax Shuffle Prestige 920; Fantasy OJCCD 091-2; Prestige PRCD 24116-2
227 Sugar Syrup -
* J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding/Bennie Green - Trombone By Three (Prestige PRLP 7023; Fantasy OJC 091, OJCCD 091-2; Prestige PRLP 16-4)
* Various Artists - Early Bones (Prestige P 24067)
* Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Dizzy Gillespie/Red Rodney/Bennie Green - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 3 (Prestige PRCD 24116-2)
* J.J. Johnson/Bennie Green - Modern Jazz Trombones, Vol. 2 (Prestige PRLP 123)
* Bennie Green And His Band (Prestige PREP 1343)
* Bennie Green - Green Junction b/w Flowing River (Prestige 773)
* Bennie Green - Whirl-A-Licks b/w Pennies From Heaven (Prestige 908)
* Bennie Green - Tenor Sax Shuffle b/w Sugar Syrup (Prestige 920)

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tp) Jackie McLean (as -1/6) Sonny Rollins (ts) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 5, 1951
1. 228 Conception Prestige 868, PREP 1349, PRLP 124, PRLP 7013, PR 7457, PR 7744; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 24022, P 24054; Fantasy OJCCD 005-2
2. 229 Out Of The Blue Prestige 876, PREP 1361, PRLP 140, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
3. 230 Denial Prestige PREP 1361, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
4. 231 Bluing, Pt. 1&2 Prestige 846, PREP 1355, PRLP 140, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
5. - Bluing, Pt. 3 Prestige 868, PREP 1355, PRLP 140, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
6. 232 Dig Prestige 777, 45-321, PREP 1339, PRLP 124, PRLP 7012, PRLP 7298, PR 7744, P 24054
7. 233 My Old Flame Prestige 766, PREP 1339, PRLP 124, PRLP 7013, PR 7744; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 24022, P 24054; Fantasy OJCCD 005-2
8. 234 It's Only A Paper Moon Prestige 817, 45-321, PREP 1349, PRLP 124, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
* Various Artists - Conception (Prestige PRLP 7013; Fantasy OJC 1726, OJCCD 1726-2)
* Miles Davis' Greatest Hits (Prestige PR 7457)
* Miles Davis - Conception (Prestige PR 7744)
* Miles Davis/Dizzy Gillespie/Fats Navarro - Trumpet Giants (New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 16002)
* Miles Davis - Collector's Items (Prestige PR 24022)
* Miles Davis - Dig (Prestige P 24054)
* Miles Davis - Dig (Prestige PRLP 7012; Fantasy OJC 005, OJCCD 005-2)
= Diggin' With The Miles Davis Sextet (Prestige PRLP 7281)
* The Prestige All Stars - Prestige/Groovy Goodies, Vol. 1 (Prestige PRLP 7298)
* Miles Davis - The New Sounds (Prestige PRLP 124)
* Miles Davis Blue Period (Prestige PRLP 140)
* Miles Davis With Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 (Prestige PREP 1349)
* Miles Davis Sextet (Prestige PREP 1361)
* Miles Davis (Prestige PREP 1355)
* Miles Davis With Sonny Rollins (Prestige PREP 1339)
* Miles Davis - Dig b/w It's Only A Paper Moon (Prestige 45-321)
* Miles Davis - Conception b/w Bluing, Pt. 3 (Prestige 868)
* Miles Davis - Out Of The Blue, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 876)
* Miles Davis - Bluing, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 846)
* Miles Davis - Dig, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 777, 777x45)
* Miles Davis - My Old Flame, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 766)
* Miles Davis - It's Only A Paper Moon, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 817, 817x45)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Apex Studios, NYC, December 17, 1951
267 Time On My Hands Prestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
268 Mambo Bounce Prestige 769, PRLP 135, PRLP 7029, PR 24004
269 This Love Of Mine Prestige 769, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
270 Shadrack Prestige 780, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
271 On A Slow Boat To China Prestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
272 With A Song In My Heart Prestige 780, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029; Moodsville MVLP 35; Prestige PR 24004
273 Scoops Prestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
274 Newk's Fadeaway Prestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029, PR 24004
* Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey, Kenny Drew (Prestige PRLP 7029; Fantasy OJC 011, OJCCD 011-2)
= Sonny Rollins - Rollins And The Stars (Prestige PRLP 7269)
= Sonny Rollins - First Recordings! (Prestige PR 7856)
* Sonny Rollins (Prestige PR 24004)
* Various Artists - Music Of Richard Rodgers Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen (Moodsville MVLP 35)
* Sonny Rollins Quartet (Prestige PRLP 137)
* Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt/Joe Holiday/Kenny Graham - Mambo Jazz (Prestige PRLP 135)
* Sonny Rollins - Mambo Bounce b/w This Love Of Mine (Prestige 769)
* Sonny Rollins - Shadrack b/w With A Song In My Heart (Prestige 780)

1952

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (cl) Kenny Drew (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
Hollywood, CA, June 30, 1952
52-S-3107 Just One Of Those Things MGM 11303, E 3396
52-S-3108 Street Of Dreams MGM 30681, E 177, E 3396
52-S-3109 Carioca MGM 11303, E 3396
52-S-3110 Easy Living MGM 11453
* Buddy DeFranco (MGM E 3396)
* Buddy DeFranco - King Of The Clarinet (MGM E 177)
* Buddy DeFranco - Just One Of Those Things b/w Carioca (MGM 11303)
* Buddy DeFranco - Street Of Dreams b/w The Way You Look Tonight (MGM 30681)
* Buddy DeFranco - Lady Be Good b/w Easy Living (MGM 11453)

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

same personnel
Hollywood, CA, July 23, 1952
52-S-3123 The Way You Look Tonight MGM 30681, E 177, E 3396
52-S-3124 Sophisticated Lady MGM 30680, E 177, E 3396
52-S-3125 Lover Come Back To Me MGM 30679, E 177, E 3396
52-S-3126 I Got It Bad MGM 30680, E 177, E 3396
* Buddy DeFranco (MGM E 3396)
* Buddy DeFranco - King Of The Clarinet (MGM E 177)
* Buddy DeFranco - Street Of Dreams b/w The Way You Look Tonight (MGM 30681)
* Buddy DeFranco - Sophisticated Lady b/w I Got It Bad (MGM 30680)
* Buddy DeFranco - Gone With The Wind b/w Lover Come Back To Me (MGM 30679)

Zoot Sims Sextet

Kai Winding (tb -1/3) Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (ts) George Wallington (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, September 8, 1952
1. 359 Tangerine Prestige PREP 1348, PRLP 138, PRLP 7022, P 24061
2. 360 Zootcase -
3. 361 The Red Door Prestige PRLP 138, PRLP 7022, P 24061
4. 362 Morning Fun -
* Stan Getz/Zoot Sims/Al Cohn - The Brothers (Prestige PRLP 7022, PRLP 7252; Fantasy OJC 008, OJCCD 008-2)
* Zoot Sims - Zoot Case (Prestige P 24061)
* Zoot Sims All Stars With Kai Winding And Al Cohn (Prestige PRLP 138)
* Zoot Sims (Prestige PREP 1348)

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Strings

Buddy DeFranco (cl) Kenny Drew (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d) Luis Martinez (cga) Richard Maltby (arr, cond) unidentified strings
NYC, October 2, 1952
52-S-386 Street Scene MGM 11358
52-S-387 Summertime MGM 11411
52-S-388 Kamasutra MGM 11358
52-S-389 Over The Rainbow MGM 11411
* Buddy DeFranco - Street Scene b/w Kamasutra (MGM 11358)
* Buddy DeFranco - Summertime b/w Over The Rainbow (MGM 11411)

Annie Ross

Teacho Wiltshire (p -1,2) George Wallington (p -3,4) Roger Ram Ramirez (org) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d) Annie Ross (vo)
NYC, October 9, 1952
1. 363 Twisted Prestige 794, PREP 1301, PRLP 7128, PR 7828
2. 364 Farmer's Market Prestige 839, PREP 1301, PRLP 7128, PR 7828
3. 365 The Time Was Right -
4. 366 Annie's Lament Prestige 794, PREP 1301, PRLP 7128, PR 7828
* King Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings (Prestige PRLP 7128; Fantasy OJC 217, OJCCD 217-2)
* Eddie Jefferson/Joe Carroll/Annie Ross - The Bebop Singers (Prestige PR 7828)
* Annie Ross Sings (Prestige PREP 1301)
* Annie Ross - Annie's Lament b/w Twisted (Prestige 794; Esquire (E) 10-334)
* Annie Ross - Farmer's Market b/w The Time Was Right (Prestige 839, 839x45)

Horace Silver Trio

Horace Silver (p) Gene Ramey (b) Art Blakey (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 9, 1952
BN448 tk.1 Horoscope Blue Note BLP 5018, BLP 1520, BN-LA 474-H2
BN449-1 tk.5 Safari Blue Note 1608, BLP 5018, BLP 1520, BLP 1001, BN-LA 474-H2
BN450-6 tk.15 Thou Swell Blue Note 1608, BLP 5018, BN-LA 474-H2, (J) LNJ 70108, (J) BNJ 61005, CDP 7 81520-2
BN451 Yeah! rejected
* Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey-Sabu (Blue Note BLP 1520, BST 81520 (pseudo stereo), (J) LNJ 70108, CDP 7 81520-2)
* Horace Silver - The Trio Sides (Blue Note BN-LA 474-H2)
* Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album (Blue Note BLP 1001)
= Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz (Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001)
* Horace Silver Rare Tracks - Senor Blues (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61005)
* Horace Silver - New Faces-New Sounds (Blue Note BLP 5018)
= Horace Silver Trio (Vogue (E) LDE 065, (F) LD 176)
* Horace Silver - Safari b/w Thou Swell (Blue Note 1608)

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (p) Gerry Mapp (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, October 15, 1952
367 Little Rootie Tootie Prestige 850, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006, P 24052
368 Sweet And Lovely Prestige 795, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006
369 Bye-Ya Prestige 795, 45-162, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006
370 Monk's Dream Prestige 850, PREP 1329, PRLP 142, PRLP 7027, PR 7751, PR 24006
* Thelonious Monk Trio (Prestige PRLP 7027; Fantasy OJC 010, OJCCD 010-2)
= Thelonious Monk - Monk's Moods (Prestige PRLP 7159)
= Thelonious Monk - The High Priest (Prestige PR 7508)
* Thelonious Monk - Reflections, Vol. 1 (Prestige PR 7751)
* Thelonious Monk (Prestige PR 24006)
* Various Artists - Piano Giants (Prestige P 24052)
* Thelonious Monk Trio (Prestige PRLP 142)
* Thelonious Monk Trio (Prestige PREP 1329)
* Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk b/w Bye-Ya (Prestige 45-162)
* Thelonious Monk - Little Rootie Tootie b/w Monk's Dream (Prestige 850)
* Thelonious Monk - Sweet And Lovely b/w Bye-Ya (Prestige 795, 795x45)

Horace Silver Trio

Horace Silver (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 20, 1952
BN452-1 tk.2 Quicksilver Blue Note BLP 5018, BN-LA 474-H2, (J) LNJ 70108, (J) BNJ 61005, CDP 7 81520-2
BN453-2 tk.6 Ecaroh Blue Note BLP 5018, BLP 1520, BN-LA 474-H2
BN454-0 tk.7 Yeah! -
BN455-3 tk.11 Knowledge Box Blue Note BLP 5018, BN-LA 474-H2, (J) LNJ 70108, (J) BNJ 61005, CDP 7 81520-2
BN456-3 tk.15 Prelude To A Kiss Blue Note BLP 5018, BLP 1520, BN-LA 474-H2
* Horace Silver - The Trio Sides (Blue Note BN-LA 474-H2)
* Horace Silver Rare Tracks - Senor Blues (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61005)
* Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey-Sabu (Blue Note BLP 1520, BST 81520 (pseudo stereo), (J) LNJ 70108, CDP 7 81520-2)
* Horace Silver - New Faces-New Sounds (Blue Note BLP 5018)
= Horace Silver Trio (Vogue (E) LDE 065, (F) LD 176)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (tp -2/4) Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 19, 1952
1. BN457-0 tk.1 Sweet Juice Blue Note 1609, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
2. BN459-1 tk.8 Down Home Blue Note 1610, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
3. BN460-1 tk.10 The Best Things In Life Are Free Blue Note 1609, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
4. BN458-5 tk.12 If I Love Again Blue Note 1610, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
* Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet (Blue Note BLP 1537, CDP 7 81537-2)
* Lou Donaldson - New Faces-New Sounds (Blue Note BLP 5021)
* Lou Donaldson - Sweet Juice b/w The Best Things In Life Are Free (Blue Note 1609)
* Lou Donaldson - If I Love Again b/w Down Home (Blue Note 1610)

Morris Lane Quartet

Morris Lane (ts) Curly Rusell, Billy Taylor (b) Art Blakey (d)
December 12, 1952
S200 Poinciana Scooter unissued
S201 Blues In The Night -
S202 Twilight Time -
S203 Everything I Have Is Yours -

1953

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (cl) Kenny Drew (p) Milt Hinton (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, January, 1953
53-S-185 Song From "Moulin Rouge" MGM 11491
53-S-186 Many Are The Times -
53-S-187 Lost In The Night MGM 11538
53-S-188 I'm Getting Sentimental -
* Buddy DeFranco - Song From "Moulin Rouge" b/w Many Are The Times (MGM 11491)
* Buddy DeFranco - Lost In The Night b/w I'm Getting Sentimental (MGM 11538)

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

same personnel
NYC, April 15, 1953
1208-9 Ferdinando Clef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1026
1209-3 It Could Happen To You Norgran MGN 1026
1210-5 Autumn In New York Clef 89067; Norgran MGN 1026
1211-8 Bass On Balls Norgran MGN 1026
1212-4 | 63VK737 Left Field Norgran MGN 1026; Verve V/V6 8579
1213-3 Show Eyes Clef 89067; Norgran MGN 1026
1213-? Show Eyes (alt. take) Norgran EPN 123
* Buddy DeFranco Quartet (Norgran MGN 1026)
= Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Clarinet (Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159)
* Various Artists - Winners All! Down Beat Jazz Poll (Verve V/V6 8579)
* Buddy DeFranco Quartet (Clef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 3)
* The Buddy DeFranco Quartet (Norgran EPN 123)
* Buddy DeFranco - Autumn In New York b/w Show Eyes (Clef 89067, 89067x45)

Kenny Drew Trio

Kenny Drew (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 16, 1953
BN469-3 tk.4 Lover Come Back To Me Blue Note BLP 5023
BN470-1 tk.6 Yesterdays (alt. take) Blue Note (J) BNJ 71002, CDP 7243 4 95747-2
BN470-2 tk.7 Yesterdays Blue Note BLP 5023
BN471-0 tk.8 Everything Happens To Me -
BN472-1 tk.11 Spring Will Be A Little Late -
BN473-2 tk.14 Be My Love -
BN474-1 tk.16 Drew's Blues -
BN475-0 tk.17 Gloria -
BN476-1 tk.19 Stella By Starlight -
BN471-2 tk.20 Everything Happens To Me (alt. take) Blue Note (J) BNJ 71002, CDP 7243 4 95747-2
* Kenny Drew - New Faces-New Sounds (Blue Note BLP 5023)
= Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio (Blue Note (J) BNJ 71002)
= Howard McGhee/Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio (Blue Note CDP 7243 4 95747-2)

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (cl) Kenny Drew (p) Milt Hinton (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, April 20, 1953
1218-6 But Not For Me Clef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1026
1219-4 When Your Lover Has Gone Clef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 1068
1220-3 The Things We Did Last Summer -
1221-1 Buddy's Blues Norgran MGN 1026
* Buddy DeFranco Quartet (Norgran MGN 1026)
= Buddy DeFranco - Mr. Clarinet (Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159)
* Buddy DeFranco - Jazz Tones (Norgran MGN 1068; Verve MGV 8158)
* Buddy DeFranco Quartet (Clef MGC 149; Norgran MGN 3)

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb -1/10) Jimmy Heath (ts -1/10) Gil Coggins (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, April 20, 1953
1. BN477-1 tk.2 Kelo (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7 81502-2
2. BN477-2 tk.3 Kelo Blue Note 1620, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
3. BN478-1 tk.5 Enigma (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7 81502-2
4. BN478-2 tk.6 Enigma Blue Note 1618, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
5. BN479-0 tk.7 Ray's Idea (alt. take) Blue Note BLP 1502
6. BN479-2 tk.9 Ray's Idea Blue Note 1619, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
7. BN480-0 tk.10 Tempus Fugit Blue Note 1618, 45-1649, BLP 5022, BLP 1501, BLP 1001, BST2 84429
8. BN480-1 tk.11 Tempus Fugit (alt. take) Blue Note BLP 1502
9. BN481-2 tk.14 C.T.A. (alt. take) Blue Note BLP 1501
10. BN481-3 tk.15 C.T.A. Blue Note 1620, BLP 5022, BLP 1501
11. BN482-0 tk.16 I Waited For You Blue Note 1619, BLP 5022, BLP 1502
* Miles Davis, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1501, BST 81501 (pseudo stereo))
* Miles Davis, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1502, BST 81502 (pseudo stereo))
* Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album (Blue Note BLP 1001)
= Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz (Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001)
* Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BST2 84429)
* Miles Davis - Complete 2nd Session On Blue Note (Blue Note CDP 7 81502-2)
* Miles Davis, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5022)
= Miles Davis And His Orchestra (Vogue (E) LDE 064)
= Miles Davis And His Orchestra, Vol. 2 (Vogue (F) LD 172)
* Miles Davis - Tempus Fugit b/w Lazy Susan (Blue Note 45-1649)
* Miles Davis - Kelo b/w C.T.A. (Blue Note 1620)
* Miles Davis - Tempus Fugit b/w Enigma (Blue Note 1618)
* Miles Davis - Ray's Idea b/w I Waited For You (Blue Note 1619)

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (cl) Kenny Drew (p) Gene Wright (b) Art Blakey (d)
"Blue Note Club", Chicago, IL, May 1, 1953
Somebody Loves Me Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2111-2
The Tthings We Did Last Summer -
Cairo -
Street Of Dreams -
Easy Living -
* Oscar Peterson Trio And Buddy DeFranco Quartet 1953 Live (Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2111-2)

Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Herman McCoy's Swing Choir

Buddy DeFranco (cl) Kenny Drew (p) Gene Wright (b) Art Blakey (d) "Sabu" Martinez (cga -7) Herman McCoy's Swing Choir (vocal group)
Los Angeles, CA, June 5, 1953
1. GNP103 Handful Of Stars Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56
2. GNP103 Star Sapphire Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56, GNP 20; Vogue (F) V45-94
3. GNP103 Stella By Starlight Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56
4. GNP103 It Wasn't The Stars (That Thrilled Me) Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2
5. GNP104 Stairway To The Stars Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2, GNP 56
6. GNP104 Star Eyes Gene Norman Presents EP 100x, Vol. 2, GNP 56; Vogue (F) V45-94
7. GNP104 | GNP-EP-112 Star Of Africa Gene Norman Presents EP 100x, EP 0-1, Vol. 2, GNP 56, GNP 25
* Gerry Mulligan With Chet Baker And Buddy DeFranco (Gene Norman Presents GNP 56)
* Various Artists - Be Our Guest! (Gene Norman Presents GNP 20)
* Various Artists - Afro Drum Carnival (Gene Norman Presents GNP 25)
* Buddy DeFranco - Takes You To The Stars (Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2)
= Buddy DeFranco Quartet With Herman McCoy's Swing Choir (no details) (Vogue (E) LDE 077; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50012)
* Buddy DeFranco - Takes You To The Stars (Gene Norman Presents EP 100x)
* A Drum Concert Featuring Art Blakey/Sabu Martinez/Ed Shaughnessy (Gene Norman Presents EP 0-1)
* Buddy DeFranco - Star Sapphire b/w Star Eyes (Vogue (F) V45-94)

Clifford Brown Sextet

Clifford Brown (tp) Gigi Gryce (as, fl) Charlie Rouse (ts) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, August 28, 1953
BN524-0 tk.1 Wail Bait (alt. take) Blue Note (J) BNJ 61001
BN524-2 tk.3 Wail Bait Blue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BN-LA 267-G
BN525-1 tk.9 Hymn Of The Orient Blue Note 45-1648, BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BN-LA 267-G
BN526-1 tk.13 Brownie Eyes Blue Note BLP 5032, BN-LA 267-G, (J) BNJ 61001
BN527-0 tk.18 Cherokee (alt. take) Blue Note (J) BNJ 61001
BN527-1 tk.21 Cherokee Blue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BST 89903, BN-LA 267-G, BST2 84429
BN528-0 tk.23 Easy Living Blue Note 45-1648, BLP 5032, BLP 1526, BLP 1001, BN-LA 267-G
BN529-0 tk.24 Minor Mood Blue Note BLP 5032, BLP 1526
BN525-3 tk.26 Hymn Of The Orient (alt. take) Blue Note (J) BNJ 61001
* Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61001)
= Clifford Brown - Alternate Takes (Blue Note BST 84428)
= The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown (Mosaic MR5-104)
= Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2)
* Clifford Brown Memorial Album (Blue Note BLP 1526, BST 81526 (pseudo stereo))
= The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown (Mosaic MR5-104)
= Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2)
* Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes (Blue Note BN-LA 267-G)
* Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959 (Blue Note BST 89903)
= Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BN-LA 159-G2)
* Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BST2 84429)
* Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album (Blue Note BLP 1001)
= Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz (Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001)
* Clifford Brown - New Star On The Horizon (Blue Note BLP 5032)
= Clifford Brown Sextet (Vogue (E) LDE 121; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50017)
* Clifford Brown - Hymn Of The Orient b/w Easy Living (Blue Note 45-1648)

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Silver (p) Gene Ramey (b) Art Blakey (d)
"Birdland", NYC, October 31, 1953
An Oscar For Oscar Session Disc 110; Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515
If I Love Again Session Disc 110
Split Kick Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515
Get Happy -
Lullaby Of Birdland -
* Hooray For Milt Jackson - John Lewis - Art Blakey - Kenny Dorham (Session Disc 110)
* Kenny Dorham 1953, 1956, 1964 (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515)

Horace Silver Trio / Art Blakey-Sabu

Horace Silver (p -2,3,5/8) Percy Heath (b -2,3,5/8) Art Blakey (d) "Sabu" Martinez (bgo, cga -1)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 23, 1953
1. BN533-0 tk.1 Message From Kenya Blue Note 1626, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BLP 1001
2. BN534-2 tk.6 Opus De Funk Blue Note 1625, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA 402-H2, BN-LA 474-H2
3. BN535-1 tk.9 Day In, Day Out Blue Note 1625, BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA 474-H2
4. BN536-0 tk.11 Nothing But The Soul Blue Note 1626, BLP 5034, BLP 1520
5. BN537-1 tk.14 I Remember You Blue Note BLP 5034, BLP 1520, BN-LA 474-H2
6. BN538-0 tk.15 Silverware -
7. BN539-0 tk.18 How About You? -
8. BN540-0 tk.21 Buhaina Blue Note BLP 5034, BN-LA 474-H2, (J) LNJ 70108, (J) BNJ 61005, CDP 7 81520-2
* Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey-Sabu (Blue Note BLP 1520, BST 81520 (pseudo stereo), (J) LNJ 70108, CDP 7 81520-2)
* Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album (Blue Note BLP 1001)
= Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz (Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001)
* Horace Silver Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 402-H2)
* Horace Silver - The Trio Sides (Blue Note BN-LA 474-H2)
* Horace Silver Rare Tracks - Senor Blues (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61005)
* Horace Silver Trio, Vol. 2/Art Blakey-Sabu - Spotlight On Drums (Blue Note BLP 5034)
* Art Blakey - Message From Kenya b/w Art Blakey/Sabu - Nothing But The Soul (Blue Note 1626, 45-1626)
* Horace Silver - Opus De Funk b/w Day In, Day Out (Blue Note 1625)

Paul Bley Trio

Paul Bley (p) Charles Mingus (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, November 30, 1953
Opus I (alt. take) Fantasy OJCCD 201-2; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
Opus I Debut DLP 7; Fantasy OJC 201; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
Walkin' (Teapot) -
Like Someone In Love -
I Can't Get Started -
Spontaneous Combustion -
The Theme Fantasy OJCCD 201-2; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
Split Kick Debut DLP 7; Fantasy OJC 201; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
This Time The Dream's On Me Fantasy OJCCD 201-2; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
Zootcase -
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Debut DEB 198, (J) DEB 198; Fantasy OJC 201; Debut 12DCD 4402-2
* Introducing Paul Bley (Fantasy OJC 201, OJCCD 201-2)
* Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz (Debut DEB 198)
* Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz (Debut (J) DEB 198; Fantasy OJC 115)
* Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings (Debut 12DCD 4402-2)
* Introducing Paul Bley (Debut DLP 7)
= Paul Bley - Improvisations (Vogue (E) LDE 171; Disques Swing (F) M 33352)

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Art Blakey (d) Steve Allen (ann)
television broadcast, "Tonight Show With Steve Allen", CBS Studios, NYC, 1953
Bud's Bubble Mythic Sound MS 6002-1
* Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 2 - Burning In U.S.A., 53-55 (Mythic Sound MS 6002-1, MS 6002-2)

1954 (The age of 35)

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Silver (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d) Pee Wee Marquette (ann)
"Birdland", NYC, 1st set, February 21, 1954
Pee Wee Marquette's intro
tk.1 Wee Dot (alt. take) Blue Note BN-LA 473-J2, (J) BNJ 61002, CDP 7 46519-2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2
tk.2 Now's The Time Blue Note 45-1678, BLP 5039, BLP 1522
tk.3 Quicksilver rejected
* Art Blakey - Live Messengers (Blue Note BN-LA 473-J2)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3 (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61002)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR 8839, (J) LNJ 70092, CDP 7 46520-2)
= The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown (Mosaic MR5-104)
= Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note CDP 7 46519-2)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3 (Blue Note BLP 5039)
* Art Blakey/Clifford Brown/Lou Donaldson - Now's The Time, Pt. 1&2 (Blue Note 45-1678)

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (tp) Lou Donaldson (as -1,3) Horace Silver (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d) Pee Wee Marquette (ann)
"Birdland", NYC, 2nd set, February 21, 1954
1. tk.4 Confirmation Blue Note BLP 5039, BLP 1522
2. tk.5 Once In A While Blue Note 45-1656, BLP 5037, BLP 1521
3. tk.6 Mayreh Blue Note BLP 5038, BLP 1521
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR 8839, (J) LNJ 70092, CDP 7 46520-2)
= The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown (Mosaic MR5-104)
= Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR 8838, (J) LNJ 70091, CDP 7 46519-2)
= The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown (Mosaic MR5-104)
= Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3 (Blue Note BLP 5039)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 5037)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5038)
* Art Blakey/Clifford Brown - Quicksilver b/w Once In A While (Blue Note 45-1656)

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (tp -1,3,4) Lou Donaldson (as) Horace Silver (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d) Pee Wee Marquette (ann)
"Birdland", NYC, 3rd set, February 21, 1954
1. tk.7 Our Delight rejected
2. tk.8 If I Had You Blue Note 45-1657, BLP 5039, BLP 1522
3. tk.9 Split Kick Blue Note BLP 5037, BLP 1521
4. tk.10 Lou's Blues Blue Note (J) BNJ 61002, CDP 7 46520-2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR 8839, (J) LNJ 70092, CDP 7 46520-2)
= The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown (Mosaic MR5-104)
= Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR 8838, (J) LNJ 70091, CDP 7 46519-2)
= The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown (Mosaic MR5-104)
= Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3 (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61002)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3 (Blue Note BLP 5039)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 5037)
* Art Blakey/Clifford Brown/Lou Donaldson - Wee Dot b/w If I Had You (Blue Note 45-1657)

Art Blakey Quintet

same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 4th set, February 21, 1954
tk.11 Wee Dot rejected
tk.12 A Night In Tunisia Blue Note BLP 5038, BLP 1521, (J) BNJ 71106
tk.13 Quicksilver (alt. take) Blue Note BLP 1522
tk.14 Confirmation rejected
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR 8838, (J) LNJ 70091, CDP 7 46519-2)
= The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown (Mosaic MR5-104)
= Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2)
* Various Artists - Soho Blue (Blue Note (J) BNJ 71106)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR 8839, (J) LNJ 70092, CDP 7 46520-2)
= The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown (Mosaic MR5-104)
= Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5038)

Art Blakey Quintet

same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 5th set, February 21, 1954
tk.15 Blues (Improvisation) Blue Note (J) NR 8838, (J) LNJ 70091, BN-LA 473-J2, (J) BNJ 61002, CDP 7 46519-2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2
tk.16 The Way You Look Tonight Blue Note (J) NR 8839, (J) LNJ 70092, BN-LA 473-J2, (J) BNJ 61002, CDP 7 46520-2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2
tk.17 Wee Dot Blue Note 45-1657, BLP 5038, BLP 1522
tk.18 Quicksilver Blue Note 45-1656, BLP 5037, BLP 1521
Lullaby Of Birdland (finale)
* Art Blakey - Live Messengers (Blue Note BN-LA 473-J2)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3 (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61002)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR 8839, (J) LNJ 70092, CDP 7 46520-2)
= The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown (Mosaic MR5-104)
= Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR 8838, (J) LNJ 70091, CDP 7 46519-2)
= The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown (Mosaic MR5-104)
= Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195-2)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5038)
* A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 5037)
* Art Blakey/Clifford Brown/Lou Donaldson - Wee Dot b/w If I Had You (Blue Note 45-1657)
* Art Blakey/Clifford Brown - Quicksilver b/w Once In A While (Blue Note 45-1656)

Clark Terry Quintet

Clark Terry (tp) unknown (tb) unknown (as) unknown (b) Art Blakey (d)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, February, 1954
10321-7 Money In The Bank (take 7) Mercury (J) 25PJ 58/61; EmArcy (J) 195J 10107
10321-12 Money In The Bank (take 12) -
10322 Moonstone unissued
10323 Don't Worry About Me -
10324 The Lip Blew -
* Various Artists - Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album (Mercury (J) 25PJ 58/61)
* Clark Terry + 5 (EmArcy (J) 195J 10107)

Miles Davis Quartet

Miles Davis (tp) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 6, 1954
BN548-3 tk.4 Take Off Blue Note BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN549-0 tk.6 Lazy Susan Blue Note 45-1649, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN550-0 tk.8 The Leap Blue Note 45-1650, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN551-0 tk.9 Well, You Needn't Blue Note 45-1633, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN552-0 tk.10 Weirdo Blue Note 45-1650, BLP 5040, BLP 1502
BN553-1 tk.12 It Never Entered My Mind Blue Note BLP 5040, BLP 1502, BST 89903
* Miles Davis, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1502, BST 81502 (pseudo stereo))
* Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959 (Blue Note BST 89903)
= Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BN-LA 159-G2)
* Miles Davis, Vol. 3 (Blue Note BLP 5040)
* Miles Davis - Tempus Fugit b/w Lazy Susan (Blue Note 45-1649)
* Miles Davis - The Leap b/w Weirdo (Blue Note 45-1650)
* Miles Davis - Well, You Needn't b/w Donna (Blue Note 45-1633)

Miles Davis Quartet

same personnel
Beltone Studios, NYC, March 15, 1954
556 Four Prestige 898, PREP 1360, PRLP 161, PRLP 7054, PR 7822, P 24052, P 24077
557 Old Devil Moon Prestige 898, 45-376, PREP 1360, PRLP 161, PRLP 7054, PR 7352, PR 7822, P 24077
558 Blue Haze Prestige 893, PREP 1360, PRLP 161, PRLP 7054, PR 7822, PR 24012
* Miles Davis - Blue Haze (Prestige PRLP 7054; Fantasy OJC 093, OJCCD 093-2)
* Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (Prestige PR 7822)
* Various Artists - Piano Giants (Prestige P 24052)
* Miles Davis - Tune Up (Prestige P 24077)
* Miles Davis Plays For Lovers (Prestige PR 7352)
* Miles Davis - Tallest Trees (Prestige PR 24012)
* Miles Davis (Prestige PRLP 161)
* Miles Davis Quartet (Prestige PREP 1360)
* Miles Davis - You Don't Know What Love Is b/w That Old Devil Moon (Prestige 45-376)
* Miles Davis - Four b/w That Old Devil Called Love (Prestige 898)
* Miles Davis - Blue Haze, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 893)

Art Blakey Quartet

Henry Durant (ts) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
NYC, March 24, 1954
10397 In The Basement EmArcy 16007, (J) 195J 10085, (J) EJD 3075
10398 Try A Little Tenderness EmArcy (J) 195J 10085, (J) EJD 3075
10399 Little Girl Blue EmArcy 16007, (J) 195J 10085, (J) EJD 3075
10400 On The Roof EmArcy (J) 195J 10085, (J) EJD 3075
* The Complete Art Blakey On EmArcy (EmArcy (J) 195J 10085)
* The Complete Art Blakey On EmArcy (EmArcy (J) EJD 3075)
* Art Blakey - In The Basement b/w Little Girl Blue (EmArcy 16007, 16007x45)

Elmo Hope Quintet

Freeman Lee (tp) Frank Foster (ts) Elmo Hope (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1954
BN566-2 tk.3 Crazy Blue Note BLP 5044
BN566-3 tk.4 Crazy (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7 84438-2
BN567-3 tk.8 Later For You Blue Note BLP 5044
BN568-1 tk.10 Abdullah -
BN569-1 tk.12 Chips -
BN570-2 tk.15 Maybe So -
BN571-2 tk.18 Low Tide -
* Elmo Hope Quintet, Vol. 2 - New Faces-New Sounds (Blue Note BLP 5044)
= Elmo Hope Quintet (Vogue (E) LDE 139; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50038)
= Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet (Blue Note (J) K18P 9271)
= Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet (Blue Note CDP 7 84438-2)

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Ray Copeland (tp) Frank Foster (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 11, 1954
570 Wee See Prestige PRLP 180, PRLP 7053, PR 7848, PR 24006
571 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes -
572 Locomotive -
573 Hackensack -
* Thelonious Monk - Monk (Prestige PRLP 7053; Fantasy OJC 016, OJCCD 016-2)
= Thelonious Monk - Wee See (Prestige PRLP 7245)
= Thelonious Monk - The Golden Monk (Prestige PR 7363)
* Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk, Vol. 2 (Prestige PR 7848)
* Thelonious Monk (Prestige PR 24006)
* Thelonious Monk Quintet (Prestige PRLP 180)

Art Blakey Quintet

Joe Gordon (tp) Gigi Gryce (ts) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Bernie Griggs (b) Art Blakey (d)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, May 20, 1954
10542 Minority EmArcy MG 26030, EP 1-6051
10543 Salute To Birdland -
10544 Eleanor -
10545 Futurity -
10546 Simplicity EmArcy MG 26030, EP 1-6050
10547 Strictly Romantic -
10548 Hello -
10549 May Rah -
* Blakey Featuring Art Blakey (EmArcy MG 26030; Verve 314 538 634-2)
= The Complete Art Blakey On EmArcy (EmArcy (J) 195J 10085, (J) EJD 3075)
* Art Blakey - Salute To Birdland (EmArcy EP 1-6051)
* Blakey Featuring Art Blakey (EmArcy EP 1-6050)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Elmo Hope (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 18, 1954
606 Movin' Out Prestige PRLP 186, PRLP 7058
607 Swinging For Bumsy -
608 Silk 'N' Satin -
609 Solid Prestige PRLP 186, PRLP 7058, PR 24004
* Sonny Rollins - Moving Out (Prestige PRLP 7058; Fantasy OJC 058, OJCCD 058-2)
= Sonny Rollins - Jazz Classics (Prestige PR 7433)
* Sonny Rollins (Prestige PR 24004)
* Sonny Rollins Quintet (Prestige PRLP 186)

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Matthew Gee (tb) Lou Donaldson (as) Elmo Hope (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1954
tk.3 Caracas Blue Note BLP 5055, BLP 1537
tk.4 The Stroller -
tk.6 Moe's Bluff -
tk.10 After You've Gone Blue Note BLP 5055, (J) BNJ 61008/10
* Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet (Blue Note BLP 1537, CDP 7 81537-2)
* Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61008/10)
* Lou Donaldson Sextet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5055)

Joe Gordon Quintet

Joe Gordon (tp) Charlie Rouse (ts) Junior Mance (p) Jimmy Schenck (b) Art Blakey (d)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 3, 1954
10952 Grasshopper EmArcy MG 26046, EP 1-6090, MG 36025
10953 Flash Gordon -
W249 | 10954 Evening Lights Wing MGW 60002; EmArcy (J) EJD 3071; Verve 314 538 634-2
11086 Xochimilco EmArcy MG 36025
* Introducing Joe Gordon (EmArcy MG 36025, (J) EJD 3071; Universal (J) UCCM 9106)
= Blakey Featuring Art Blakey (Verve 314 538 634-2)
* Various Artists - The Jazz School (Wing MGW 60002; EmArcy MG 36093)
* Introducing Joe Gordon (EmArcy MG 26046)
* Joe Gordon - Gordon's Way (EmArcy EP 1-6090)

Joe Gordon Quintet

same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 8, 1954
10948 Boos Bier EmArcy MG 36025
10949 Toll Bridge EmArcy MG 26046, EP 1-6089, MG 36025
10950 Lady Bob -
W254 | 10951 Body And Soul Wing MGW 60002; EmArcy (J) EJD 3071; Verve 314 538 634-2
* Introducing Joe Gordon (EmArcy MG 36025, (J) EJD 3071; Universal (J) UCCM 9106)
= Blakey Featuring Art Blakey (Verve 314 538 634-2)
* Various Artists - The Jazz School (Wing MGW 60002; EmArcy MG 36093)
* Introducing Joe Gordon (EmArcy MG 26046)
* Introducing Joe Gordon (EmArcy EP 1-6089)

Thelonious Monk Trio

Thelonious Monk (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1954
619 Work Prestige PRLP 189, PRLP 7075, PR 7848, PR 24006
620 Nutty -
621 Blue Monk Prestige 45-162, PRLP 189, PRLP 7027, PR 7848, PR 24006
* Thelonious Monk And Sonny Rollins (Prestige PRLP 7075; Fantasy OJC 059, OJCCD 059-2)
= Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins - Work (Prestige PRLP 7169)
= The Genius Of Thelonious Monk (Prestige PR 7656)
* Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk, Vol. 2 (Prestige PR 7848)
* Thelonious Monk (Prestige PR 24006)
* Thelonious Monk Trio (Prestige PRLP 7027; Fantasy OJC 010, OJCCD 010-2)
= Thelonious Monk - Monk's Moods (Prestige PRLP 7159)
= Thelonious Monk - The High Priest (Prestige PR 7508)
* Thelonious Monk Trio (Prestige PRLP 189)
* Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk b/w Bye-Ya (Prestige 45-162)

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 13, 1954
tk.3 Room 608 Blue Note 45-1631, BLP 5058, BLP 1518
tk.6 Creepin' In -
tk.8 Doodlin' Blue Note 45-1630, BLP 5058, BLP 1518, BST 84325
tk.10 Stop Time Blue Note BLP 5058, BLP 1518
* Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers (Blue Note BLP 1518, BST 81518 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46140-2)
* The Best Of Horace Silver (Blue Note BST 84325)
* Horace Silver Quintet, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 5058)
* Horace Silver - Room 608 b/w Creepin' In (Blue Note 45-1631)
* Horace Silver - The Preacher b/w Doodlin' (Blue Note 45-1630)

1955

Clark Terry Septet

Clark Terry (tp) Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Cecil Payne (bars) Horace Silver (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Oscar Pettiford (b, cello) Art Blakey (d) Quincy Jones (arr)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 3, 1955
11094 Double Play EmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6108
11095 Slow Boat -
11096 Swahili EmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6106, DEM 2
11097 Co-Op EmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6107
* Clark Terry (EmArcy MG 36007; Verve 314 537 754-2; Universal (J) UCCM 9104)
= Clark Terry + 5 (EmArcy (J) 195J 10107)
* Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades (EmArcy DEM 2)
* Clark Terry In The P.M. (EmArcy EP 1-6108)
* Clark Terry Plays Swahili And Kitten (EmArcy EP 1-6106)
* Clark Terry In The A.M. (EmArcy EP 1-6107)

Clark Terry Septet

same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 4, 1955
11098 The Countess EmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6107
11099 Chuckles EmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6108
11100 Tuma EmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6107
11101 Kitten EmArcy MG 36007, EP 1-6106
* Clark Terry (EmArcy MG 36007; Verve 314 537 754-2; Universal (J) UCCM 9104)
= Clark Terry + 5 (EmArcy (J) 195J 10107)
* Clark Terry In The A.M. (EmArcy EP 1-6107)
* Clark Terry In The P.M. (EmArcy EP 1-6108)
* Clark Terry Plays Swahili And Kitten (EmArcy EP 1-6106)

Bud Powell Trio

Bud Powell (p) Lloyd Trotman (b) Art Blakey (d)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 11, 1955
2154-1 Thou Swell (alt. take) Verve 314 521 669-2
2154-2 Thou Swell Norgran MGN 1017; Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2155-2 Someone To Watch Over Me -
2156-1 Bean And The Boys (Lover Come Back To Me) Norgran MGN 1017; Verve 314 521 669-2
2157-1 Tenderly (incomplete) Verve 314 521 669-2
2157-2 Tenderly Norgran MGN 1017; Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
* Bud Powell - Jazz Original (Norgran MGN 1017)
= Bud Powell '57 (Norgran MGN 1098; Verve MGV 8185)
* The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2 (Verve VE2 2526)
* The Complete Bud Powell On Verve (Verve 314 521 669-2)

Bud Powell Trio

same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2158-1 How High The Moon Norgran MGN 1017; Verve 314 521 669-2
2159-1 I Get A Kick Out Of You (incomplete) Verve 314 521 669-2
2159-2 I Get A Kick Out Of You Norgran MGN 1064; Verve 314 521 669-2
2159-3 I Get A Kick Out Of You (alt. take) Verve VE2 2526, 314 521 669-2
2160-1 The Best (The Best Thing For You) Norgran MGN 1064; Verve 314 521 669-2
- The Best Thing For You (incomplete) Verve 314 521 669-2
2161-1 You Go To My Head Norgran MGN 1064; Verve 314 521 669-2
* Bud Powell - Jazz Original (Norgran MGN 1017)
= Bud Powell '57 (Norgran MGN 1098; Verve MGV 8185)
* Bud Powell's Moods (Norgran MGN 1064; Verve MGV 8154)
* The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2 (Verve VE2 2526)
* The Complete Bud Powell On Verve (Verve 314 521 669-2)

Randy Weston Trio

Randy Weston (p) Sam Gill (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 25, 1955
Again Riverside RLP 2515, RLP 12-227
Zulu -
Pam's Waltz -
Solemn Meditation -
Sweet Sue -
* Randy Weston - Trio And Solo (Riverside RLP 12-227)
= Randy Weston/Art Blakey - Zule (Jazzland JLP 4)
= Randy Weston - Zulu (Milestone M 47045)
* The Randy Weston Trio With Art Blakey (Riverside RLP 2515)

Kenny Dorham Sextet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Cecil Payne (bars) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 30, 1955
tk.2 Venetia's Dance Blue Note BLP 1535
tk.6 K.D.'s Motion -
tk.9 K.D.'s Cab Ride (Echo Of Spring) Blue Note (J) BNJ 61008/10, CDP 7 46815-2, (J) TOCJ 1601
tk.12 The Villa Blue Note BLP 1535
* Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban (Blue Note BLP 1535, CDP 7 46815-2)
* Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61008/10)
* Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks (Blue Note (J) TOCJ 1601)

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 6, 1955
tk.3 Hippy Blue Note BLP 5062, BLP 1518
tk.5 To Whom It May Concern -
tk.9 Hankerin' -
tk.13 The Preacher Blue Note 45-1630, BLP 5062, BLP 1518, BST 84325
* Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers (Blue Note BLP 1518, BST 81518 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46140-2)
* The Best Of Horace Silver (Blue Note BST 84325)
* Horace Silver Quintet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5062)
* Horace Silver - The Preacher b/w Doodlin' (Blue Note 45-1630)

Julius Watkins Sextet

Julius Watkins (frh) Hank Mobley (ts -1/3,5) Duke Jordan (p) Perry Lopez (g -2,4,5) Oscar Pettiford (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 20, 1955
1. tk.4 B And B Blue Note BLP 5064
2. tk.6 Garden Delights -
3. tk.11 Jordu (Jor-Du) -
4. tk.13 Julie Ann -
5. tk.15 Sparkling Burgundy -
* Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5064)
= Julius Watkins Sextet (Blue Note (J) K18P 9273)
= Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol. 1&2 (Blue Note CDP 7243 4 95749-2)

Hank Mobley Quartet

Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 27, 1955
tk.2 Walkin' The Fence (alt. take) Blue Note (J) CJ28 5128; Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.3 Walkin' The Fence Blue Note BLP 5066; Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.5 Avila And Tequila -
tk.6 Hank's Pranks (alt. take) Blue Note (J) CJ28 5128; Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.8 Hank's Pranks Blue Note BLP 5066; Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.10 Just Coolin' -
tk.12 My Sin -
tk.14 Love For Sale -
* The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions (Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181)
* Hank Mobley Quartet (Blue Note BLP 5066, (J) CJ28 5128)
= George Wallington And His Band/Hank Mobley Quartet (Blue Note (J) K18P 9276)

Kenny Dorham Nonet

Kenny Dorham (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Hank Mobley (ts) Cecil Payne (bars) Horace Silver (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Art Blakey (d) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga) Richie Goldberg (cowbell -1,2,4)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1955
1. tk.2 Minor's Holiday (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7 46815-2
2. tk.3 Minor's Holiday Blue Note BLP 5065, BLP 1535
3. tk.5 Basheer's Dream -
4. tk.7 Afrodisia Blue Note BLP 5065, BLP 1535, (J) BNJ 71106
5. tk.8 Lotus Flower Blue Note BLP 5065, BLP 1535
* Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban (Blue Note BLP 1535, CDP 7 46815-2)
* Various Artists - Soho Blue (Blue Note (J) BNJ 71106)
* Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban (Blue Note BLP 5065)

Herbie Nichols Trio

Herbie Nichols (p) Al McKibbon (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 6, 1955
tk.1 The Third World Blue Note BLP 5068, BN-LA 485-H2
tk.2 The Third World (alt. take) Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59352-2
tk.3 Step Tempest Blue Note BLP 5068, BN-LA 485-H2
tk.4 Dance Line -