Sonny Red Discography



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Date: May 10, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Paul Quinichette (ldr), John Jenkins, Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Paul Quinichette (ts), Curtis Fuller (tb), Mal Waldron (p), Doug Watkins (b), Ed Thigpen (d)

a.1250Circles - 11:50  (Mal Waldron)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7103 - On The Sunny Side
b.1251Blue Dots - 07:54  (Mal Waldron)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7103 - On The Sunny Side
c.1252On The Sunny Side Of The Street - 05:44  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7103 - On The Sunny Side
d.1253My Funny Valentine - 07:24  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e.1254Cool-Lypso - 19:08  (Mal Waldron)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7103 - On The Sunny Side
All titles on: -     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-076-2 - On The Sunny Side

Omit John Jenkins (as) on a. Omit Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as) on c. Omit Paul Quinichette (ts) on d. Omit Curtis Fuller (tb) on c.


Date: May 11, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Curtis Fuller (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Curtis Fuller (tb), Hank Jones (p), Doug Watkins (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a.1255Transportation Blues - 08:18  (Curtis Fuller)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7107 - New Trombone
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-077-2 - New Trombone (1993)
b.1256Vonce #5 - 07:40  (Curtis Fuller)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7107 - New Trombone
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-077-2 - New Trombone (1993)
c.1257Blue Lawson - 06:51  (Curtis Fuller)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7107 - New Trombone
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-077-2 - New Trombone (1993)
d.1258Alicia - 05:11  (Curtis Fuller)
e.1259What Is This Thing Called Love - 06:30  (Cole Porter)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7107 - New Trombone
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-077-2 - New Trombone (1993)
f.1260Namely You - 09:25  (Johnny Mercer, Gene DePaul)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7107 - New Trombone
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-077-2 - New Trombone (1993)
         
 


Date: May 14, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Curtis Fuller (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Curtis Fuller (tb), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a.1261Slenderella - 07:43  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
b.1262Cashmere - 06:45  (Curtis Fuller)
c.1263Moonlight Becomes You - 07:35  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
d.1264Stormy Weather - 07:17  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
e.1265Seeing Red - 07:00  (Barry Harris)
f.1266Roc & Troll - 07:42  (Teddy Charles)
All titles on: -     New Jazz LP 12": NJ-8277 - Curtis Fuller With Red Garland
-     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1862-2 - Curtis Fuller With Red Garland (1995)

Omit Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as) on d. Omit Curtis Fuller (tb) on c.

Seeing Red listed as by Sonny Red, but correct composer confirmed by Kiane Zawadi and Barry Harris.


Date: September 5, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy

Tommy Flanagan, Curtis Fuller (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Curtis Fuller (tb), Tommy Flanagan (p), George Tucker (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a.70107Two Ton - 04:48  (Curtis Fuller)
b.70108It's Magic - 04:30  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
c.70109My One And Only Love - 04:32  (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
d.70110They Didn't Believe Me - 04:37  (Jerome Kern, Anne Caldwell)
e.70111Soul Station - 05:42  (Curtis Fuller)
f.70112Club Car - 07:15  (Curtis Fuller)
g.70113Upper Berth - 08:32  (Curtis Fuller)
All titles on: -     Savoy LP 12": MG 12209 - Jazz...It's Magic
-     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1158 - It's Magic (1986)

b, c, d performed as medley.

Omit Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as) on b, d. Omit Curtis Fuller (tb) on b, c.


Date: November 12, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Pepper Adams (bar), Wynton Kelly (p), Doug Watkins (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a.Redd's Head - 09:09  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
b.Watkins Products - 09:30  (Doug Watkins)
c.Stop - 08:19  (Theodore 'Fats' Navarro)
         
 

Some sources incorrectly place this in Chicago. Correct location confirmed by Pepper Adams.


Date: ca. 1958
Location: Special Recordings, Detroit, MI
Label: Private Recording

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Herman Wright (b), Roy Brooks (d)

a.Cutie  (Sonny Rollins)
b.[fast take]Cutie  (Sonny Rollins)
c.Jumpin' At The Woodside  (Count Basie)
d.Stairway To The Stars  (Frank Signorelli, Matt Malneck, Mitchell Parish)
e.Soleing  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
         
 

This was a demonstration record.


Date: September 25, 1958
Location: home of Joe Brazil, Detroit, MI
Label: Private Recording

Joe Brazil, Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), John Coltrane, Joe Henderson (ts), Donald Towns (t), Hugh Lawson (p), Ernie Farrow (b), Roy Brooks (d)

a.Now's The Time - 18:46  (Charlie Parker)
b.Woody 'n You - 07:25  (Dizzy Gillespie)
c.Paul's Pal - 12:20  (Sonny Rollins)
d.Sweet Georgia Brown - 11:40  (Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
         
 

a. is a long blues jam that ends with Now's The Time.

Private tape belonging to Joe Henderson.


Date: December 5, 1959
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Wynton Kelly (p), Sam Jones (b), Roy Brooks (d)

a.tk 3Bluesville - 05:49  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84032 - Out Of The Blue
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52440 2 5 - Out Of The Blue (1996)
b.tk 5Stay As Sweet As You Are - 06:12  (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84032 - Out Of The Blue
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52440 2 5 - Out Of The Blue (1996)
c.tk 10I've Never Been In Love Before - 05:20  (Frank Loesser)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84032 - Out Of The Blue
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52440 2 5 - Out Of The Blue (1996)
d.tk 12Blues In The Pocket - 06:29  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84032 - Out Of The Blue
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52440 2 5 - Out Of The Blue (1996)
e.tk 13Alone Too Long - 02:56  (Arthur Schwartz, Dorothy Fields)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84032 - Out Of The Blue
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52440 2 5 - Out Of The Blue (1996)
f.tk 14Alone Too Long  (Arthur Schwartz, Dorothy Fields)
g.tk 19Nadia - 04:04  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84032 - Out Of The Blue
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52440 2 5 - Out Of The Blue (1996)
h.All The Things You Are  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
         
 

CD issue incorrectly lists c. as I've Been In Love Before.


Date: January 23, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a.tk 3Blues For Kokee - 05:34  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
b.tk 7You're Driving Me Crazy - 05:27  (Walter Donaldson)
c.tk 8Stairway To The Stars - 06:17  (Frank Signorelli, Matt Malneck, Mitchell Parish)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84032 - Out Of The Blue
d.tk 10Crystal - 05:35  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
e.tk 13The Lope - 05:13  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84032 - Out Of The Blue
f.tk 15Lost April - 06:46  (Emil Newman, Herbert Spencer, Edgar DeLange)
g.tk 17You're Sensational - 06:28  (Cole Porter)
All titles on: -     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52440 2 5 - Out Of The Blue (1996)


Date: March 10, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Hank Jones (p), Paul Chambers (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a.tk 5The Lamp Is Low  (Mitchell Parish, Peter DeRose, Maurice Ravel)
b.tk 10How About You?  (Burton Lane, Ralph Freed)
c.tk 12Invitation  (Paul Francis Webster, Bronislau Kaper)
d.tk 17That Old Black Magic  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
         
 

All selections were rejected.


Date: April 25, 1960
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: Roulette

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Charles Greenlee (tb), Tommy Flanagan (p), Ron Carter (b), Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Charli Persip (d)

a.Wee Dot - 11:00  (J. J. Johnson, Leo Parker)
b.Now's The Time - 06:55  (Charlie Parker)
c.El Sino - 15:52  (Charles Greenlee)
d.Tune Up - 20:05  (Miles Davis, Eddie Vinson)
e.A Night In Tunisia - 16:01  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Jon Hendricks)
         
 

Omit Art Blakey (d) on c. Omit Elvin Jones (d) on a, b. Omit Philly Joe Jones (d) on c. Omit Charli Persip (d) on a, b.

Issues contain edited performances. No information available on unedited tapes, which are presumed lost.


Date: November 3, 1960
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Yusef Lateef (ts), Blue Mitchell (t), Barry Harris (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.a-01Brother B - 05:02  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
b.a-02All I Do Is Dream Of You - 04:03  (Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown)
c.a-03The New Blues - 05:34  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
d.a-04Ditty - 04:36  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
e.b-01'Teef - 06:26  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
f.b-02Breezing - 06:06  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
g.b-03A Handful Of Stars - 04:42  (Ted Shapiro, Jack Lawrence)
h.b-04If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You - 02:50  (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz)
All titles on: -     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 32 - Breezing

Omit Yusef Lateef (ts) on b, d, g, h. Omit Blue Mitchell (t) on b, d, g, h.


Date: February 14, 1961
Location: Bell Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Clifford Jordan (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Clifford Jordan (ts), Tommy Flanagan, Ronnie Mathews (p), Art Davis (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a.a-01A Story Tale - 04:48  (Clifford Jordan)
b.a-02Cumberland Court - 03:40  (Clifford Jordan)
c.a-03You're Driving Me Crazy - 05:35  (Walter Donaldson)
d.a-04Defiance - 03:23  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
e.b-01Prints - 05:58  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
f.b-02Hip Pockets - 05:00  (Clifford Jordan, Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
g.b-03They Say It's Wonderful - 05:12  (Irving Berlin)
h.b-04If I Didn't Care - 05:13  (Jack Lawrence)
All titles on: -     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 40 - A Story Tale
-     Milestone CD: MCD-47092-2 - Mosaic (2001)

Omit Tommy Flanagan (p) on a, b, f, h. Omit Ronnie Mathews (p) on c, d, e, g.

Contrary to every known listing, Tommy Flanagan is not the pianist on "Hip Pockets."


Date: May 29, 1961
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Cedar Walton (p), George Tucker (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.I Like The Likes Of You - 04:19  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg)
b.Bye Bye Blues - 04:30  (Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, Chauncey Gray)
c.Never Never Land - 06:31  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
d.Blues For Kokee - 04:12  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
All titles on: -     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 59 - The Mode (1961)
-     Milestone CD: MCD-47086-2 - Red, Blue & Green (2000)

d. listed as Ko-Kee.


Date: October 18, 1961
Location: Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ
Label: Savoy

Bill Hardman (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Bill Hardman (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Bob Cunningham, Doug Watkins (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a.SWH1891Capers - 07:11  (Tom McIntosh)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 - Saying Something (1986)
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92879-2 - Reflections Of Buhaina (2000)
b.SWH1892Jo B. - 09:52  (Bill Hardman)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 - Saying Something (1986)
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92879-2 - Reflections Of Buhaina (2000)
c.SWH1893Assunta - 06:11  (Cal Massey)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 - Saying Something (1986)
d.SWH1895Capers  (Tom McIntosh)
e.SWH1896It Ain't Happened Yet - 05:20  (Bill Hardman)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 - Saying Something (1986)
f.SWH1897Angel Eyes - 05:57  (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 - Saying Something (1986)
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92879-2 - Reflections Of Buhaina (2000)
g.SWH1898With Malice Toward None - 03:56  (Tom McIntosh, Jon Hendricks)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 - Saying Something (1986)
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92879-2 - Reflections Of Buhaina (2000)
h.SWH1899Buckeye Blues - 10:46  (Bill Hardman)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 - Saying Something (1986)
         
 

Bob Cunningham (b) on a, e only. Omit Doug Watkins (b) on a, e.

Savoy Jazz issues give incorrect location of New York.

One additional unissued selection: SWH1894 listed as No Name - title and composer unknown.

Cunningham may replace Watkins on one or more of the unissued titles.


Date: December 14, 1961
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Grant Green (g), Barry Harris (p), George Tucker (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a.Moon River - 06:08  (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 59 - The Mode (1961)
b.Super-20 - 05:32  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 59 - The Mode (1961)
c.The Mode - 09:48  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 59 - The Mode (1961)
d.Blue Sonny - 08:29  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 74 - Images (1962)
e.The Rhythm Thing - 05:06  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 74 - Images (1962)
f.Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered - 05:41  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 74 - Images (1962)
All titles on: -     Milestone CD: MCD-47086-2 - Red, Blue & Green (2000)

Lord incorrectly lists d. e. f. as from July 1962.


Date: February 16, 1962
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Pony Poindexter (ldr), Pony Poindexter (ss, as), Eric Dolphy, Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Jimmy Heath, Clifford Jordan (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Gildo Mahones (p), Ron Carter (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a.CO69687"B" Frequency - 01:43  (Teo Macero)
     Epic LP 12": LA 16035 - Pony's Express
b.CO69688-1Lanyop - 09:40  (Norwood 'Pony' Poindexter)
     Epic LP 12": LA 16035 - Pony's Express
c.CO69688-2Lanyop - 09:03  (Norwood 'Pony' Poindexter)
     Columbia LP 12": FC 38509 - Almost Forgotten (1983)
d.CO69689Catin' Latin  (Norwood 'Pony' Poindexter)
         
 


Date: April 18, 1962
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Pony Poindexter (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner, Pony Poindexter, Phil Woods (as), Clifford Jordan, Sal Nistico (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Tommy Flanagan (p), Ron Carter (b), Charli Persip (d)

a.CO70070Basin Street Blues - 03:44  (Spencer Williams)
b.CO70071Mickey Mouse March - 03:06
c.CO70072Skylark - 03:44  (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
d.CO70073Blue - 05:31  (Gildo Mahones)
All titles on: -     Epic LP 12": LA 16035 - Pony's Express


Date: July 1962
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Blue Mitchell (t), Barry Harris (p), George Tucker (b), Lex Humphries (d)

a.a-01Images - 06:25  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
b.a-02Blues For Donna - 04:44  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
c.a-03Dodge City - 05:16  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
All titles on: -     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 74 - Images (1962)
-     Milestone CD: MCD-47086-2 - Red, Blue & Green (2000)


Date: May 20, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Donald Byrd (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Jimmy Heath (ts), Donald Byrd (t), Herbie Hancock (p), Eddie Khan (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.tk 5All Members - 04:34  (Jimmy Heath)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 21286 2 5 - Blackjack (1998)
b.On The Trail  (Ferde Grofe)
         
 

Cuscuna/Ruppli 2 mistakenly lists a. as "All numbers".

CD gives date as May 27, 1963.


Date: ca. 1964
Location: unknown location in CT
Label: Private Recording

Bobby Timmons (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Sam Jones (b), Mickey Roker (d)

a.a-01Here's That Rainy Day - 12:30  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
b.a-02Prelude To A Kiss - 04:45  (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills)
c.a-03The Theme - 06:36  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
d.b-01Now's The Time - 11:45  (Charlie Parker)
e.b-02Moanin' - 07:08  (Bobby Timmons, Jon Hendricks)
All titles on: -     Chiaroscuro LP 12": CR-2030 - Live At The Connecticut Jazz Party Featuring Sonny Red (1981)
-     Early Bird CD: EBCD-104 - Live At The Connecticut Jazz Party Featuring Sonny Red (1991)

LP and CD issues give no date at all. Bruyninckx (and Lord) list this as from "late 1960s" - confirmation needed.


Date: February 25, 1966
Location: Half Note, New York City
Label: (radio broadcast)

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Kenny Dorham (t), Cedar Walton (p), John Ore (b), Hugh Walker (d)

a.Jung Fu - 12:26  (Kenny Dorham)
b.Spring Is Here - 08:20  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c.Somewhere In The Night - 06:17  (Joseph Myrow, Mack Gordon)
d.The Shadow Of Your Smile - 07:17  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
e.Straight Ahead - 08:40  (Kenny Dorham)
         
 

Omit Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as) on d. Omit Kenny Dorham (t) on c.

An introduction precedes the first selection.


Date: June 24, 1966
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Donald Byrd (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Hank Mobley (ts), Donald Byrd (t), McCoy Tyner (p), Walter Booker (b), Freddie Waits (d)

a.1746 (tk 4)On The Trail - 07:41  (Ferde Grofe)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84238 - "Mustang!"
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 59963 2 0 - "Mustang!" (1997)
b.1747 (tk 9)I'm So Excited By You - 05:38  (Donald Byrd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84238 - "Mustang!"
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 59963 2 0 - "Mustang!" (1997)
c.1748 (tk 15)Mustang - 08:28  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84238 - "Mustang!"
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 59963 2 0 - "Mustang!" (1997)
d.Dixie Lee  (Donald Byrd)
e.1750 (tk 24)I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - 05:51  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84238 - "Mustang!"
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 59963 2 0 - "Mustang!" (1997)
f.1751 (tk 29)Fly Little Bird Fly - 05:23  (Donald Byrd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84238 - "Mustang!"
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 59963 2 0 - "Mustang!" (1997)
g.1749 (tk 31)Dixie Lee - 06:40  (Donald Byrd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84238 - "Mustang!"
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 59963 2 0 - "Mustang!" (1997)
         
 


Date: January 9, 1967
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Donald Byrd (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Hank Mobley (ts), Donald Byrd (t), Cedar Walton (p), Walter Booker (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a.1810 (tk 5)Loki - 05:51  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84259 - Blackjack
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 21286 2 5 - Blackjack (1998)
b.1811 (tk 9)Eldorado - 07:58  (Mitch Farber)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84259 - Blackjack
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 21286 2 5 - Blackjack (1998)
c.1812 (tk 10)West Of The Pecos - 05:17  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84259 - Blackjack
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 21286 2 5 - Blackjack (1998)
d.Blackjack  (Donald Byrd)
e.1814 (tk 28)Beale Street - 05:24  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84259 - Blackjack
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 21286 2 5 - Blackjack (1998)
f.1813 (tk 29)Blackjack - 06:14  (Donald Byrd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84259 - Blackjack
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 21286 2 5 - Blackjack (1998)
g.1815 (tk 33)Pentatonic - 04:57  (Donald Byrd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84259 - Blackjack
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 21286 2 5 - Blackjack (1998)
         
 


Date: April 10, 1967
Location: Blue Morocco, Bronx, NY
Label: Private Recording

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Kenny Dorham (t), Cedar Walton (p), Paul Chambers (b), Russ Charles (d), Joe Lee Wilson (v)

a.Bags' Groove - 14:13  (Milt Jackson)
b.Blue Bossa - 13:58  (Kenny Dorham)
c.I'll Remember April - 08:30  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
d.What's New - 08:40  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
e.Four - 06:14  (Miles Davis, Eddie Vinson)
f.The Theme - 04:00  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
         
 

Wilson may not perform on all selections - confirmation needed.


Date: May 12, 1967
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Donald Byrd (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Donald Byrd (t), Cedar Walton (p), Walter Booker (b), Billy Higgins (d, v)

a.1884 (tk 3)Book's Bossa - 06:50  (Walter Booker, Cedar Walton)
b.1885 (tk 15)The Loner - 06:14  (Cedar Walton, Ronnie Mathews)
c.1886 (tk 18)Jelly Roll - 05:19  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
d.1887 (tk 20)Slow Drag - 09:44  (Donald Byrd)
e.1889 (tk 29)My Ideal - 06:21  (Leo Robin, Richard Whiting, Newell Chase)
f.1890 (tk 30)Secret Love - 03:56  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)
All titles on: -     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84292 - Slow Drag
-     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 35560 2 0 - Slow Drag (2002)

Billy Higgins (v) on d only.

Master number 1888 was not used.


Date: September 29, 1967
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Donald Byrd (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Pepper Adams (bar), Donald Byrd (t), Chick Corea (p), Miroslav Vitous (b), Joe Chambers (d)

a.1957The Creeper  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
b.1958Chico San  (Chick Corea)
         
 

Both titles were rejected.


Date: October 5, 1967
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Donald Byrd (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Pepper Adams (bar), Donald Byrd (t), Chick Corea (p), Miroslav Vitous (b), Mickey Roker (d)

a.1959 (tk 4)Blues Well Done - 06:21  (Donald Byrd)
b.1960 (tk 6)Early Sunday Morning - 06:15  (Donald Byrd)
c.1961 (tk 8)I Will Wait For You - 09:03  (Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy, Norman Gimbel)
d.1962 (tk 15)Chico San - 06:42  (Chick Corea)
e.1963 (tk 18)The Creeper - 04:37  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
f.1964 (tk 21)Samba Yantra - 09:33  (Chick Corea)
g.1965 (tk 25)Blues Medium Rare - 06:04  (Donald Byrd)
All titles on: -     Blue Note LP 12": BN LT-1096 - The Creeper (1981)
-     Mosaic CD: MD4-194 - The Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio Sessions (2000)

Omit Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as) on c. Omit Pepper Adams (bar) on c.


Date: April 23, 1968
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Yusef Lateef (ldr), Yusef Lateef (f, ts, tmb, kot, arr), Buddy Lucas (h), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Blue Mitchell (t), Kenny Burrell (g), Hugh Lawson (p), Cecil McBee (b), Bob Cranshaw (eb), Roy Brooks (d), Selwart Clarke, Jesse James Tryon (vn), Alfred Brown (vl), Kermit Moore (vc), The Sweet Inspirations (v), William Fischer (con)

a.14378Chandra - 09:37  (Yusef Lateef)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1548 - The Diverse Yusef Lateef
b.14379Othelia - 04:31  (Yusef Lateef)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1508 - The Blue Yusef Lateef
     Label M CD: 5724 - The Blue Yusef Lateef
c.14380Juba Juba - 04:20  (Yusef Lateef)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1508 - The Blue Yusef Lateef
     Label M CD: 5724 - The Blue Yusef Lateef
d.14381Like It Is - 07:32  (Yusef Lateef)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1508 - The Blue Yusef Lateef
     Label M CD: 5724 - The Blue Yusef Lateef
         
 

Omit Buddy Lucas (h) on a. Omit Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as) on a. Omit Yusef Lateef (ts) on a. Omit Blue Mitchell (t) on a. Omit Kenny Burrell (g) on a. Omit Yusef Lateef (kot) on a. Omit Bob Cranshaw (eb) on a. Omit Selwart Clarke (vn) on b, c. Omit Jesse James Tryon (vn) on b, c. Omit Alfred Brown (vl) on b, c. Omit Kermit Moore (vc) on b, c. The Sweet Inspirations (v) on c only. Yusef Lateef (arr) on d only. Omit William Fischer (con) on b, c.


Date: April 24, 1968
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Yusef Lateef (ldr), Yusef Lateef (f, ts, tmb, kot, v), Buddy Lucas (h), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Blue Mitchell (t), Kenny Burrell (g), Hugh Lawson (p), Cecil McBee (b), Bob Cranshaw (eb), Roy Brooks (d), The Sweet Inspirations (v)

a.14382Six Miles Next Door - 04:41  (Yusef Lateef)
b.14383Sun Dog - 03:05  (Yusef Lateef)
c.14384Back Home - 04:59  (Yusef Lateef)
d.14385Get Over, Get Off, And Get On - 03:41  (Hugh Lawson)
e.14386Moon Cup - 03:16  (Yusef Lateef)
All titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1508 - The Blue Yusef Lateef
-     Label M CD: 5724 - The Blue Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef (v) on e only. The Sweet Inspirations (v) on c, e only.


Date: 1971
Location: The Record Plant, New York City
Label: Mainstream

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (f, as, ts), Cedar Walton (p), Herbie Lewis (b, vl), Billy Higgins (d, cga)

a.a-01Love Song - 05:48  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
b.a-02Tears - 07:19  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
c.a-03Mustang - 05:49  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
d.b-01And Then Again - 04:14  (Elvin Jones)
e.b-02My Romance - 04:44  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
f.b-03A Time For Love - 05:19  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
g.b-04Rodan - 04:35  (Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner)
All titles on: -     Mainstream LP 12": MRL 324 - Sonny Red

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (f) on a, f only. Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as) on e only. Omit Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ts) on a, e, f. Billy Higgins (cga) on a only. Herbie Lewis (vl) on b only.

Lord notes: Flute and conga overdubbed on "Love Song".


Date: May 26, 1974
Location: Town Hall, New York City
Label: Baystate

Roy Brooks (ldr), Sonny Fortune (as), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ts), Marcus Belgrave (t), Mickey Tucker (p), Reggie Workman (b), Roy Brooks (d, per, saw), Eddie Jefferson (v)

a.a-01The Last Prophet - 17:16  (Roy Brooks)
b.a-02So What - 03:14  (Miles Davis)
c.b-01Blues For The Carpenter's Saw - 12:33  (Roy Brooks)
d.b-02Moody's Mood - 04:12  (James Moody, Eddie Jefferson)
e.b-03Epistrophy - 02:49  (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke)
All titles on: -     Baystate LP 12": RVJ 6028 - Live At Town Hall

Roy Brooks (saw) on c only. Eddie Jefferson (v) on b, d only.

Group known as Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth.

a. listed as "The Last Profet"

Roy Haynes was master of ceremonies.


Date: October 11, 1978
Location: New York City
Label: Jazzcraft

Benny Bailey, Howard McGhee (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (ts), Benny Bailey (t), Howard McGhee (t, arr), Barry Harris (p), Lisle Atkinson (b), Bobby Durham (d), Fritz Pauer (arr)

a.a-01Get It On - 04:22  (Howard McGhee)
b.a-02Nostalgia - 04:18  (Theodore 'Fats' Navarro)
c.a-03Blues For Helene - 04:56  (Benny Bailey)
d.a-04Jonas - 04:42  (Howard McGhee)
e.b-01Brownie Speaks - 05:28  (Clifford Brown)
f.b-02You Never Know - 05:50  (Benny Bailey)
g.b-03Funky Seņor - 07:16  (Benny Bailey)
All titles on: -     Jazzcraft LP 12": 5 - Home Run
-     Storyville LP 12": SLP 4082 - Home Run
-     Storyville CD: CD 8273 - Home Run

Omit Howard McGhee (arr) on c, f, g. Fritz Pauer (arr) on c, f, g only.


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