Compiled by Michael Fitzgerald
First published May 2004
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Joseph Henry Gordon was born May 15, 1928 in Boston, MA and died November 4, 1963 in Santa Monica, CA.
While this is the most comprehensive and accurate discography on Joe Gordon ever produced, there still may be omissions and errors. Please help if you can.
Thanks to contributors:
Ed Berger, Jürgen Bliedtner, Ed Chaplin, Noal Cohen, Ira Gitler, Peter Keepnews, Nikolaus Schweizer, Ben Young
Special thanks to all the staff at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies where I had access to virtually every issue listed in the discography as well as the various relevant published sources.
General discographies: All-Music Guide, Bruyninckx, Jepsen, Lord, Raben
Michael Cuscuna & Michel Ruppli: The Blue Note Label (2nd edition)
Leonard Feather: The New Edition of the Encyclopedia of Jazz
Dizzy Gillespie: To Be or Not to Bop
Michel Ruppli: The Clef/Verve Labels
ASCAP, BMI, GEMA
This discography was produced using BRIAN, a computer discography database program created by Steve Albin. BRIAN is a significant step in the field of jazz research and holds much potential. I encourage discographers to investigate this program. Steve has been incredibly helpful in terms of technical support and in custom-tailoring this program.
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