Joe Gordon Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

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Date: December 1951
Location: Boston, MA
Label: Prestige

Charlie Mariano (ldr), Charlie Mariano (as), Jim Clark (ts), George Myers (bar), Joe Gordon (t), Sonny Truitt (tb), Roy Frazee (p), Jack Lawlor (b), Gene Glennon (d)

a.299-A   Boston Uncommon - 2:06  (Charlie Mariano)
b.299-B   Boston Uncommon - 2:06  (Charlie Mariano)
c.300-A   The Wizard - 2:31  (Sonny Truitt)
d.300-B   The Wizard - 2:29  (Sonny Truitt)
e.301   Mariners - 3:34  (Charlie Mariano)
f.303   Tzoris - 3:28  (Composer Unknown)
g.304   Autumn In New York - 3:44  (Vernon Duke)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 10": PRLP 130 — The New Sounds From Boston   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1745-2 — Boston All Stars   (1990)

Jim Clark (ts) on a-e; George Myers (bar) on a-e; Joe Gordon (t) on a-f; Sonny Truitt (tb) on a-f.


Date: between December 8 and 14, 1952
Location: Christy's, Framingham, MA
Label: [private recording]

Charlie Parker (ldr), Charlie Parker (as), Bill Wellington (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Dick Twardzik (p), Charles Mingus (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.   I'll Remember April - 10:24  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)

According to Lord, location and date are speculative and are better guesses than other information (April 12, 1951) given for this material. Personnel uncertain.


Date: December 14, 1952
Location: Hi-Hat, Boston, MA
Label: [radio broadcast]

Charlie Parker (ldr), Charlie Parker (as), Joe Gordon (t), Dick Twardzik (p), Charles Mingus (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.   Ornithology - 4:19  (Charlie Parker, Bennie Harris)
b.   Cool Blues - 5:26  (Charlie Parker)
c.   Groovin' High - 5:38  (Dizzy Gillespie)
d.   Don't Blame Me - 9:07  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
e.   Scrapple From The Apple - 6:01  (Charlie Parker)
f.   Cheryl - 5:27  (Charlie Parker)
g.   Jumpin' With Symphony Sid - 2:21  (Lester Young)
All titles on:      Uptown CD: UPCD 27.42 — Boston 1952   (1996)

An introduction (0:54) precedes the first selection.

Afternoon performance broadcast on WCOP radio.


Date: May 20, 1954
Location: Fine Sound Studio, New York City
Label: Mercury

Art Blakey (ldr), Gigi Gryce (as), Joe Gordon (t), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Bernie Griggs (b), Art Blakey (d), unidentified (cga)

a.10542   Minority - 3:06  (Gigi Gryce)
b.10543   Salute To Birdland [aka Salute To The Bandbox; aka Reunion] - 2:58  (Gigi Gryce)
c.10544   Eleanor - 2:52  (Gigi Gryce)
d.10545   Futurity - 2:54  (Gigi Gryce)
e.10546   Simplicity - 2:49  (Gigi Gryce)
f.10547   Strictly Romantic - 2:45  (Gigi Gryce)
g.10548   Hello - 2:39  (Gigi Gryce)
h.10549   Mayreh - 3:12  (Horace Silver)
All titles on:      EmArcy LP 10": MG 26030 — Blakey   
     Verve CD: 314 538 634-2 — Blakey   (1999)

unidentified (cga) on b, d.


Date: September 3, 1954
Location: Fine Sound Studio, New York City
Label: Mercury

Joe Gordon (ldr), Charlie Rouse (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Junior Mance (p), James Schenk (b), Art Blakey (d)

a.10948   Bous Bier - 6:45  (Quincy Jones)
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36025 — Introducing Joe Gordon   
b.10949   Rifftide [aka Hackensack] - 6:24  (Coleman Hawkins)
     EmArcy LP 10": MG 26046 — Introducing Joe Gordon   
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36025 — Introducing Joe Gordon   
c.10950   Lady Bob - 6:53  (Quincy Jones)
     EmArcy LP 10": MG 26046 — Introducing Joe Gordon   
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36025 — Introducing Joe Gordon   
d.10951   Body And Soul - 4:25  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36093 — The Jazz School   
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 538 634-2 — Blakey   (1999)

Studio is uncertain. CD issue apparently reverses dates for the two sessions. Master numbers are used to show order.

Rifftide listed as "Toll Bridge" on original issues.


Date: September 8, 1954
Location: Fine Sound Studio, New York City
Label: Mercury

Joe Gordon (ldr), Charlie Rouse (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Junior Mance (p), James Schenk (b), Art Blakey (d)

a.10952   Grasshopper - 6:54  (Quincy Jones)
     EmArcy LP 10": MG 26046 — Introducing Joe Gordon   
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36025 — Introducing Joe Gordon   
b.10953   The Theme - 7:37  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
     EmArcy LP 10": MG 26046 — Introducing Joe Gordon   
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36025 — Introducing Joe Gordon   
c.10954   Evening Lights - 4:17  (Joe Gordon)
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36093 — The Jazz School   
d.10955   Xochimilco - 6:14  (Joe Gordon)
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36025 — Introducing Joe Gordon   
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 538 634-2 — Blakey   (1999)

Studio is uncertain. CD issue apparently reverses dates for the two sessions. Master numbers are used to show order.

The Theme listed as "Flash Gordon" on original issues.


Date: December 2, 1955
Location: Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
Label: Transition

Donald Byrd (ldr), Hank Mobley (ts), Donald Byrd, Joe Gordon (t), Horace Silver (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Blakey (d)

a.   Everything Happens To Me - 5:45  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 4 — Byrd's Eye View   
b.   Late Show - 7:29  (Hank Mobley)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 4 — Byrd's Eye View   
c.   Doug's Blues - 12:06  (Traditional)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 4 — Byrd's Eye View   
d.   Hank's Tune - 7:42  (Hank Mobley)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 4 — Byrd's Eye View   
e.   El Sino - 10:02  (Charles Greenlee)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 4 — Byrd's Eye View   
f.   Crazy Rhythm - 7:34  (Irving Caesar, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Joseph Meyer)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 30 — Jazz In Transition [sampler]   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: 7243 5 40528 2 8 — The Transition Sessions   (2002)

Hank Mobley (ts) on a-d; Joe Gordon (t) on c-f.

Late Show listed as "Hank's Other Tune" on issues.


Date: May 18 & 19, 1956
Location: Coastal Recording, New York City
Label: Norgran

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods (as), Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins (ts), Marty Flax (bar), Dizzy Gillespie (t, v), Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, E. V. Perry, Carl Warwick (t), Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (tb), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), Nelson Boyd (b), Charli Persip (d)

a.2831-2   Dizzy's Business [aka Cymbalisms] - 3:37  (Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b.2832-2   Hey Pete! Let's Eat More Meat - 5:39  (Dizzy Gillespie, Buster Harding, Lester Peterson) / arr: Quincy Jones
c.2833-1   Jessica's Day - 4:50  (Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
d.2834-1   Tour de Force - 5:04  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Dizzy Gillespie
e.2835-2   I Can't Get Started - 4:07  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Quincy Jones
f.2836-3   Stella By Starlight - 2:55  (Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: Melba Liston
g.2837-1   Doodlin' - 3:56  (Horace Silver) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
h.2838-1   A Night In Tunisia - 5:34  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) / arr: Dizzy Gillespie
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 527 900-2 — Birks Works - The Verve Big Band Sessions   (1995)

Dizzy Gillespie (v) on b.

CD issue gives date for 17 selections as June 6, 1956. Verve discography by Michel Ruppli gives May 18 & 19, 1956 and June 6, 1956.

Band vocal on 2832.


Date: May 18, 1956
Location: Athens, Greece
Label: [private recording]

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods (as), Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins (ts), Marty Flax (bar), Dizzy Gillespie (t, v), Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, E. V. Perry, Carl Warwick (t), Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (tb), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), Nelson Boyd (b), Charli Persip (d), Herb Lance, Dorothy Saulter (v)

a.   [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

A Friday concert, date not confirmed.

Joe Gordon departed early from Gillespie's South American tour of July and August 1956, leaving Quito, Ecuador on July 25, 1956..


Date: June 6, 1956
Location: Coastal Recording, New York City
Label: Norgran

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods (as), Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins (ts), Marty Flax (bar), Dizzy Gillespie (t, v), Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, E. V. Perry, Carl Warwick (t), Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (tb), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), Nelson Boyd (b), Charli Persip (d)

a.2839-1   The Champ - 4:42  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Quincy Jones
b.2840-1   Yesterdays - 3:46  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Howie Kravitz
c.2841-2   Tin Tin Deo - 4:17  (Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo) / arr: Dizzy Gillespie
d.2842-2   Groovin' For Nat - 3:21  (Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
e.2843-1   My Reverie - 2:52  (Larry Clinton, Claude Debussy) / arr: Melba Liston
f.2844-1   Dizzy's Blues - 2:32  (A. K. Salim) / arr: A. K. Salim
g.2845-2   Anitra's Dance - 4:05  (Edvard Grieg) / arr: Melba Liston
h.2846-2   Cool Breeze - 4:55  (Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine) / arr: Tadd Dameron
i.2847-1   School Days - 4:23  (Will D. Cobb, Gus Edwards) / arr: Quincy Jones
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 527 900-2 — Birks Works - The Verve Big Band Sessions   (1995)

Dizzy Gillespie (v) on a, i.

CD issue gives date of June 6, 1956 for 17 selections. Verve discography by Michel Ruppli gives May 18 & 19, 1956 and June 6, 1956.

Anitra's Dance listed as "Annie's Dance" on issues.


Date: July 2, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Horace Silver (ldr), Hank Mobley (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Horace Silver (p), Doug Watkins (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a.CO56459   To Beat Or Not To Beat - 4:02  (Horace Silver)
b.CO56460   Shoutin' Out - 6:33  (Horace Silver)
c.CO56461   How Long Has This Been Going On - 5:18  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on:      Epic LP 12": LN 3326 — Silver's Blue   
     Epic LP 12": LA 16005 — Silver's Blue   
     Portrait LP 12": RJ 45138 — Silver's Blue   (1989)
     Epic Legacy CD: EK 93856 — Silver's Blue   (2005)

Date: June 3, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Roulette

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Dave Chapman, Boots Mussulli (as), Jaki Byard, Varty Haroutunian (ts), Deane Haskins (bar), Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Joe Gordon, Lennie Johnson, Everett Longstreth (t), Herb Pomeroy (t, con), Joe Ciavardone, Gene DiStasio, Bill Legan (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d)

a.   Aluminum Baby - 3:27  (Jaki Byard)
b.   Theme For Terry - 3:42  (Bob Friedman)
c.   Our Delight - 2:38  (Tadd Dameron)
d.   No One Will Room With Me - 3:03  (Herb Pomeroy)
e.   Less Talk - 2:21  (Ray Santisi)
All titles on:      Roulette LP 12": R 52001 — Life Is A Many Splendored Gig   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR-CD 84 — Life Is A Many Splendored Gig   (1989)

Date: June 4, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Roulette

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Dave Chapman, Boots Mussulli (as), Jaki Byard, Varty Haroutunian, Zoot Sims (ts), Deane Haskins (bar), Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Joe Gordon, Lennie Johnson, Everett Longstreth (t), Herb Pomeroy (t, con), Joe Ciavardone, Gene DiStasio, Bill Legan (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d)

a.   Big Man - 4:35  (Boots Mussulli)
b.   It's Sand, Man - 3:25  (Ed Lewis)
c.   Blue Grass - 3:01  (Danny Kent)
d.   Woolafunt's Lament - 3:59  (Bill Graham)
e.   Jack Spratt - 3:27  (Boots Mussulli)
f.   Feather Merchant - 3:43  (Jimmy Mundy, Count Basie)
All titles on:      Roulette LP 12": R 52001 — Life Is A Many Splendored Gig   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR-CD 84 — Life Is A Many Splendored Gig   (1989)

Date: late summer 1958
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: United Artists

Benny Carter (ldr), Benny Carter (as, t), Buddy Collette (as), Jewel Grant, Bill Green (ts), Plas Johnson (bar), Joe Gordon, Al Porcino, Ray Triscari, Stu Williamson (t), Russell Brown, Pullman 'Tommy' Pederson, Frank Rosolino (tb), Barney Kessel (g), Gerald Wiggins (p), Joe Comfort (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   March Wind - 3:16  (Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
     United Artists LP 12": UAL 4017 — Aspects   
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5017 — Aspects   
b.mono tk   June Is Bustin' Out All Over - 3:00  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Benny Carter
     United Artists LP 12": UAL 4017 — Aspects   
c.stereo tk   June Is Bustin' Out All Over - 2:59  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Benny Carter
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5017 — Aspects   
d.   Sleigh Ride In July - 2:50  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Benny Carter
     United Artists LP 12": UAL 4017 — Aspects   
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5017 — Aspects   
e.   Something For October - 2:52  (Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
     United Artists LP 12": UAL 4017 — Aspects   
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5017 — Aspects   
f.mono tk   Swingin' In November - 3:05  (Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
     United Artists LP 12": UAL 4017 — Aspects   
g.stereo tk   Swingin' In November - 3:02  (Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5017 — Aspects   
h.   Roses In December - 2:36  (George Jessel, Herb Magidson, Ben Oakland) / arr: Benny Carter
     United Artists LP 12": UAL 4017 — Aspects   
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5017 — Aspects   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52677 2 7 — Aspects   (1996)

Woodwind assignments speculative.

Date given as: late summer 1958 (CD, Cuscuna & Ruppli), c. 1958 (Raben; Bruyninckx), 1959 (Lord)


Date: March 30 & 31, 1959
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Contemporary

Barney Kessel (ldr), Art Pepper (cl, as, ts), Joe Gordon (t), Barney Kessel, Jack Marshall (g), Jimmy Rowles (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Some Like It Hot - 4:21  (Isidore Diamond, Matt Malneck)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7565 — Some Like It Hot   
b.   altSweet Sue, Just You - 4:52  (Victor Young, Will J. Harris)
c.   Sweet Sue, Just You - 4:46  (Victor Young, Will J. Harris)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7565 — Some Like It Hot   
d.   I Wanna Be Loved By You - 3:41  (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Herbert Stothart)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7565 — Some Like It Hot   
e.   altRunnin' Wild - 6:34  (Leo Wood, A. Harrington Gibbs, Joe Grey)
f.   Runnin' Wild - 3:23  (Leo Wood, A. Harrington Gibbs, Joe Grey)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7565 — Some Like It Hot   
g.   Sweet Georgia Brown - 3:43  (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7565 — Some Like It Hot   
h.   Down Among The Sheltering Palms - 4:05  (James Brockman, Abe Olman)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7565 — Some Like It Hot   
i.   Sugar Blues - 3:29  (Lucy Fletcher, Clarence Williams)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7565 — Some Like It Hot   
j.   By The Beautiful Sea - 3:14  (Harold Atteridge, Harry Carroll)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7565 — Some Like It Hot   
All titles on:      Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-168-2 — Some Like It Hot   (1992)

Art Pepper (cl) on a-d, i; (as) on e-g, j; (ts) on h.

Manne plays on suitcase on b. and c.


Date: May 21-26, 1959
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Label: Contemporary

Shelly Manne (ldr), Richie Kamuca (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Victor Feldman (vib, mar), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Odd Ball  (Henry Mancini)
b.   Blue Steel  (Henry Mancini)
c.   Spook  (Henry Mancini)
d.   Joanna  (Henry Mancini)
e.   My Manne Shelly  (Henry Mancini)
     Playboy LP 12": PB 1959 — The Playboy Jazz All-Stars, vol. 3   
f.   Walkin' Bass  (Henry Mancini)
g.   Blues For Mother's  (Henry Mancini)
h.   A Quiet Gass  (Henry Mancini)
i.   Goofin' At The Coffee House  (Henry Mancini)
j.   Lightly  (Henry Mancini)
All titles on:      Contemporary LP 12": C 3566 — Son Of Gunn!!   

Date: September 22, 1959
Location: The Black Hawk, San Francisco, CA
Label: Contemporary

Shelly Manne (ldr), Richie Kamuca (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Victor Feldman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Our Delight - 11:57  (Tadd Dameron)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7577 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-656-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1   (1991)
b.   Summertime - 11:56  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7577 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-656-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1   (1991)
c.   Poinciana - 13:00  (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7577 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-656-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1   (1991)
d.   Black Hawk Blues - 18:12
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7579 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 3   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-658-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 3   (1991)
e.   A Gem From Tiffany - 9:40  (Bill Holman)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7580 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-659-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4   (1991)
f.   altStep Lightly [aka Junior's Arrival] - 14:13  (Benny Golson)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 657-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 2   (1991)
g.   altCabu - 11:45  (Roland Alexander)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-659-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4   (1991)

Date: September 23, 1959
Location: The Black Hawk, San Francisco, CA
Label: Contemporary

Shelly Manne (ldr), Richie Kamuca (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Victor Feldman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Whisper Not - 9:44  (Benny Golson)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7579 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 3   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-658-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 3   (1991)
b.   altBlue Daniel - 8:06  (Frank Rosolino)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-656-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1   (1991)
c.   How Deep Are The Roots - 11:02  (Horace Silver)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 660-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 5   (1991)
d.   This Is Always - 10:00  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 660-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 5   (1991)
e.   Wonder Why - 8:49  (Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 660-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 5   (1991)
f.   Eclipse Of Spain - 10:30  (Victor Feldman)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 660-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 5   (1991)

Richie Kamuca (ts) on a-d, f; Joe Gordon (t) on a-d, f.


Date: September 24, 1959
Location: The Black Hawk, San Francisco, CA
Label: Contemporary

Shelly Manne (ldr), Richie Kamuca (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Victor Feldman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Blue Daniel - 8:33  (Frank Rosolino)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7577 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-656-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1   (1991)
b.   A Gem From Tiffany - 0:17  (Bill Holman)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7577 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-656-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1   (1991)
c.   Step Lightly [aka Junior's Arrival] - 12:38  (Benny Golson)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7578 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 2   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 657-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 2   (1991)
d.   What's New - 13:23  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7578 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 2   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 657-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 2   (1991)
e.   Vamp's Blues - 19:49  (Charlie Mariano)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7578 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 2   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 657-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 2   (1991)
f.   A Gem From Tiffany - 0:15  (Bill Holman)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7578 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 2   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 657-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 2   (1991)
g.   I'm In Love - 12:11  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7579 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 3   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-658-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 3   (1991)
h.   Just Squeeze Me - 12:51  (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7580 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-659-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4   (1991)
i.   Cabu - 10:48  (Roland Alexander)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7580 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-659-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4   (1991)
j.   Nightingale - 12:03  (Xavier Cugat, George Rosner, Fred Wise)
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7580 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-659-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4   (1991)
k.   altWhisper Not - 12:24  (Benny Golson)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-658-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 3   (1991)
l.   A Gem From Tiffany - 5:39  (Bill Holman)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 660-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 5   (1991)
m.   Pullin' Strings - 4:34  (Victor Feldman)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 660-2 — Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk, Vol. 5   (1991)

Date: December 7 & 14, 1959 and January 28, 1960
Location: Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Contemporary

Shelly Manne (ldr), Richie Kamuca (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Victor Feldman (vib, mar), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.a-01   Drum Solo  (Shelly Manne)
b.a-01   Blues Theme From 'The Proper Time' - 7:20  (Shelly Manne)
c.a-02   Blue Stutter  (Shelly Manne)
d.a-02   Piano Jazz  (Shelly Manne)
e.a-02   Wheels - 4:03  (Shelly Manne)
f.a-03   The Proper Time - 4:01  (Shelly Manne, Dory Langdon Previn)
g.a-04   Happy Pool - 4:03  (Shelly Manne)
h.a-05   The Proper Time - 2:09  (Shelly Manne, Dory Langdon Previn)
i.b-01   Doreen's Blues - 1:29  (Shelly Manne)
j.b-02   Exotic Moods - 2:15  (Shelly Manne)
k.b-03   Warm Water - 4:16  (Shelly Manne)
l.b-04   Doreen's Blues - 3:16  (Shelly Manne)
m.b-05   The Proper Time - 1:12  (Shelly Manne, Dory Langdon Previn)
n.b-06   Drum Solo - 0:50  (Shelly Manne)
o.b-07   Panic - 1:44  (Shelly Manne)
p.b-08   Fraternizing - 1:45  (Shelly Manne)
q.b-09   Doreen's Blues - 1:43  (Shelly Manne)
r.b-10   Fast Blues - 0:42  (Shelly Manne)
s.b-11   Piano Trio - 1:46  (Shelly Manne)
t.b-12   Doreen's Blues - 2:15  (Shelly Manne)
u.b-13   The Proper Time - 1:20  (Shelly Manne, Dory Langdon Previn)
All titles on:      Contemporary LP 12": C 3587 — The Proper Time   
     Contemporary LP 12": SCA 5027 — The Proper Time   

c, d, e;   a, b performed as medleys.

Richie Kamuca (ts) on b-m, o-r, t-u; Joe Gordon (t) on b-m, o-r, t-u; Victor Feldman (vib) on b-m, o-r, t-u; (mar) on b-m, o-r, t-u; Russ Freeman (p) on b-m, o-u; Monty Budwig (b) on b-m, o-u.

a-03 also known as "Sue's Theme".

Panic and Fast Blues incorrectly listed as unissued in some sources.


Date: 1960
Location: Marty's-on-the-Hill, Los Angeles, CA
Label: [private recording]

Horace Tapscott (ldr), Jimmy Woods (as), Joe Gordon (t), Lawrence 'Tricky' Lofton (tb), Horace Tapscott (p), Alan Hines (b), Arnold Palmer (d), Juanita Cruz (v)

a.01   On Green Dolphin Street  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
b.02   Lonesome Lover  (Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
d.04   Moanin'  (Bobby Timmons)

Tape held in the Horace Tapscott Jazz Collection at UCLA.

Personnel specifics unknown.


Date: February 22, 1960
Location: Z├╝rich, Switzerland
Label: Pablo

Shelly Manne (ldr), Richie Kamuca (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Cabu - 6:38  (Roland Alexander)
b.   Bags' Groove - 13:33  (Milt Jackson)
c.   Poinciana - 7:48  (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon)
All titles on:      Pablo CD: PACD 5318-2 — Yesterdays   (2003)

Date: March 2, 1960
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: Pablo

Shelly Manne (ldr), Richie Kamuca (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Straight No Chaser - 8:28  (Thelonious Monk)
b.   Yesterdays - 8:21  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
Both titles on:      Pablo CD: PACD 5318-2 — Yesterdays   (2003)

Recorded during JATP tour.


Date: March 12, 1960
Location: Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England
Label: Jazz Groove

Shelly Manne (ldr), Richie Kamuca (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Our Delight  (Tadd Dameron)
b.   Bags' Groove  (Milt Jackson)
c.   Nightingale  (Xavier Cugat, George Rosner, Fred Wise)
d.   Vamp's Blues  (Charlie Mariano)
e.   I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
f.   Cabu  (Roland Alexander)
All titles on:      Jazz Groove LP 12": 006 — West Coast Jazz In England   

Recorded during JATP tour.


Date: April 28, 1960
Location: The Black Hawk, San Francisco, CA
Label: Riverside

Thelonious Monk (ldr), Harold Land, Charlie Rouse (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Thelonious Monk (p), John Ore (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   San Francisco Holiday [aka Worry Later] - 8:50  (Thelonious Monk)
b.   Just You, Just Me - 7:09  (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
Both titles on:      Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   

Afternoon recording without an audience.


Date: April 29, 1960
Location: The Black Hawk, San Francisco, CA
Label: Riverside

Thelonious Monk (ldr), Harold Land, Charlie Rouse (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Thelonious Monk (p), John Ore (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   'Round Midnight - 7:53  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   

Afternoon recording without an audience.


Date: April 29, 1960
Location: The Black Hawk, San Francisco, CA
Label: Riverside

Thelonious Monk (ldr), Harold Land, Charlie Rouse (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Thelonious Monk (p), John Ore (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a.tk 2   San Francisco Holiday [aka Worry Later] - 8:28  (Thelonious Monk)
     Milestone LP 12": M 9115 — Evidence   
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   
b.   I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - 6:12  (Ned Washington, George Bassman)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-323 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-305-2 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
c.   Evidence - 7:07  (Thelonious Monk)
     Milestone LP 12": M 9115 — Evidence   
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-305-2 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
d.a   Epistrophy - 0:59  (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-323 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-305-2 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
e.   Epistrophy - 6:39  (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke)
     Milestone LP 12": M 9115 — Evidence   
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-305-2 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
f.tk 1   Four In One - 7:33  (Thelonious Monk)
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   
g.   Let's Call This - 8:29  (Thelonious Monk)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-323 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-305-2 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
h.   'Round Midnight - 12:03  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-323 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-305-2 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
i.tk 3   San Francisco Holiday [aka Worry Later] - 9:05  (Thelonious Monk)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-323 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-305-2 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
j.tk 2   Four In One - 8:38  (Thelonious Monk)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-323 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-305-2 — Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two   
k.b   Epistrophy - 1:12  (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke)
     Riverside CD: RCD-022-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   
l.   incRhythm-a-ning  (Thelonious Monk)

Tape ran out during last selection.


Date: May 17, 1960
Location: Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, CA
Label: Riverside

Harold Land (ldr), Harold Land (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Wes Montgomery (g), Barry Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a.   Terrain - 7:48  (Harold Land)
b.   Compulsion - 6:49  (Harold Land)
Both titles on:      Jazzland LP 12": JLP 20 — West Coast Blues!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-146-2 — West Coast Blues!   
     Riverside CD: 12RCD-4408-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   (1992)

Date: May 18, 1960
Location: Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, CA
Label: Riverside

Harold Land (ldr), Harold Land (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Wes Montgomery (g), Barry Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a.   Klact-oveeseds-tene - 10:00  (Charlie Parker)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 93506 — The Compositions Of Charlie Parker   (1962)
b.   Ursula - 7:07  (Harold Land)
c.   West Coast Blues - 6:03  (Wes Montgomery)
d.   Don't Explain - 4:57  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
All titles on:      Jazzland LP 12": JLP 20 — West Coast Blues!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-146-2 — West Coast Blues!   
     Riverside CD: 12RCD-4408-2 — The Complete Riverside Recordings   (1992)

Date: July 31, 1960
Location: The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA
Label: Fresh Sound

Shelly Manne (ldr), Richie Kamuca (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Our Delight  (Tadd Dameron)
b.   Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
c.   Poinciana  (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon)
All titles on:      Fresh Sound CD: FSR-CD 1030 — West Coast Days   

A spoken introduction by Shelly Manne follows the first selection.


Date: February 1961
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Capitol

June Christy (ldr), Bud Shank (f), Norman Benno (ob), Bob Cooper (bcl, ts), Buddy Collette (bar), Joe Gordon (t), Vincent De Rosa (frh), Al Viola (g), Monty Budwig, Buddy Clark (b), Shelly Manne (d), Kathryn Julye (hrp), June Christy (v)

a.35305   I Know About Love  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
b.35306   Cry Like The Wind - 2:38  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
c.35307   All You Need Is A Quarter  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
d.35308   Make Someone Happy - 3:36  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
e.35313   Asking For You  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
All titles on:      Capitol LP 12": ST 1586 — Do Re Mi   

Monty Budwig (b) on a-d; Buddy Clark (b) on e.


Date: July 11, 12 & 18, 1961
Location: Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Contemporary

Joe Gordon (ldr), Jimmy Woods (as), Joe Gordon (t), Dick Whittington (p), Jimmy Bond (b), Milton Turner (d)

a.a-01   Terra Firma Irma - 7:42  (Joe Gordon)
b.a-02   A Song For Richard - 5:02  (Joe Gordon)
c.a-03   Non-Viennese Waltz Blues - 4:20  (Joe Gordon)
d.a-04   You're The Only Girl In The Next World For Me - 4:30  (Joe Gordon)
e.b-01   Co-op Blues - 5:55  (Joe Gordon)
f.b-02   Mariana - 4:09  (Joe Gordon)
g.b-03   Heleen - 4:00  (Joe Gordon)
h.b-04   Diminishing - 5:40  (Joe Gordon)
All titles on:      Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 174 — Lookin' Good   
     Contemporary LP 12": S 7597 — Lookin' Good   (1961)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1934-2 — Lookin' Good   

Date: July 27-29, 1961
Location: Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Contemporary

Helen Humes (ldr), Teddy Edwards (ts), Joe Gordon (t), Al Viola (g), Wynton Kelly (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Frank Butler (d), Helen Humes (v)

a.a-01   When Day Is Done - 3:25  (Buddy DeSylva, Robert Katscher)
b.a-02   Home (When Shadows Fall) - 3:50  (Harry Clarkson, Jeff Clarkson, Peter Van Steeden)
c.a-03   There'll Be Some Changes Made - 2:50  (Bill Higgins, W. Benton Overstreet)
d.a-04   Someday My Prince Will Come - 3:31  (Frank E. Churchill, Larry Morey)
e.a-05   I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - 3:45  (Doc Dougherty, Al J. Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds)
f.a-06   S'posin' - 3:07  (Paul Denniker, Andy Razaf)
g.b-01   Pennies From Heaven - 3:15  (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke)
h.b-02   The Very Thought Of You - 3:14  (Ray Noble)
i.b-03   Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - 3:23  (Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams)
j.b-04   Solitude - 3:58  (Duke Ellington, Edgar DeLange, Irving Mills)
k.b-05   I Surrender Dear - 3:57  (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford)
l.b-06   My Blue Heaven - 2:33  (Walter Donaldson, George Whiting)
All titles on:      Contemporary LP 12": S 7598 — Swingin' With Humes   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-608-2 — Swingin' With Humes   (1991)

Date: September 13, 1961
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Contemporary

Jimmy Woods (ldr), Jimmy Woods (as), Martin Banks, Joe Gordon (t), Amos Trice (p), Jimmy Bond (b), Milton Turner (d)

a.a-01   Awakening - 4:10  (Jimmy Woods)
b.a-02   Circus - 4:25  (Louis Alter, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
c.a-04   A New Twist - 3:40  (Jimmy Woods)
d.b-01   Love For Sale - 6:42  (Cole Porter)
e.b-04   Anticipation - 4:01  (Jimmy Woods)
All titles on:      Contemporary LP 12": S 7605 — Awakening!!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1859-2 — Awakening!!   (1995)

Martin Banks (t) on a, c-d; Joe Gordon (t) on d-e.


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