Harry Leahey Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Sep 24, 2011


Date: ca. April 1973
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: CTI

Don Sebesky (ldr), Hubert Laws (f), Phil Bodner, Jerry Dodgion, Walt Levinsky, George Marge, Romeo Penque (ww), Randy Brecker, Alan Rubin, Joe Shepley (t, fh), Freddie Hubbard (t), Jim Buffington, Earl Chapin (frh), Wayne Andre, Warren Covington (tb, eu), Garnett Brown (tb), Paul Faulise, Alan Raph (btb, eu), Tony Price (tu), Harry Leahey (g), Don Sebesky (ep, con), Ron Carter (b), Billy Cobham (d), Dave Friedman, Phil Kraus, Airto Moreira (per), Alfred Brown, Harry Cykman, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, David Nadien, Gene Orloff, Elliot Rosoff, Irving Spice (vn), Seymour Barab, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Alan Shulman (vc), Homer Mensch (cb), Margaret Ross (hrp), Carl Caldwell, Lani Groves, Tasha Thomas (v)

a. 01    Firebird  (Igor Stravinsky) / arr: Don Sebesky
b. 01    Birds Of Fire - 13:55  (John McLaughlin) / arr: Don Sebesky
Both titles on:      CTI LP 12": 6031/6032 — Giant Box   (1973)

a, b performed as medley.

"Firebird/Birds Of Fire" is a blending of the Stravinsky and McLaughlin compositions.


Date: ca. November 1976
Location: The Showboat Lounge, Silver Spring, MD
Label: RCA

Phil Woods (ldr), Phil Woods (ss, as), Harry Leahey (g), Mike Melillo (p), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d), Alyrio Lima (per)

a. a-01    A Sleepin' Bee - 7:25  (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) / arr: Phil Woods
     Novus CD: 3104-2-N — Live   
b. a-02    Rain Dance - 7:59  (Harry Leahey) / arr: Harry Leahey
     Novus CD: 3104-2-N — Live   
c. a-03    Bye Bye Baby - 7:43  (Jule Styne, Leo Robin) / arr: Mike Melillo
     Novus CD: 3104-2-N — Live   
d. a-04    Django's Castle [aka Manoir De Mes Reves] - 5:40  (Django Reinhardt) / arr: Harry Leahey
     Novus CD: 3104-2-N — Live   
e. b-01    Cheek To Cheek - 11:34  (Irving Berlin) / arr: Mike Melillo
     Novus CD: 3104-2-N — Live   
f. b-02    Lady J - 5:03  (Phil Woods) / arr: Phil Woods
g. b-03    Little Niles - 12:50  (Randy Weston) / arr: Phil Woods
h. c-01    A Little Peace - 6:54  (Mike Melillo) / arr: Mike Melillo
i. c-02    Prelude (Preludio) - 5:50  (Phil Woods) / arr: Phil Woods
j. c-03    Love Song (Cancao De Amor) - 4:00  (Phil Woods) / arr: Phil Woods
k. c-04    Wedding Dance (Dance De Bodas) - 6:00  (Phil Woods) / arr: Phil Woods
l. c-05    Joy (Alegria) - 5:50  (Phil Woods) / arr: Phil Woods
m. d-01    I'm Late - 6:54  (Sammy Fain, Bob Hilliard) / arr: Phil Woods
     Novus CD: 3104-2-N — Live   
n. d-02    Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You) - 5:54  (Stevie Wonder) / arr: Phil Woods
     Novus CD: 3104-2-N — Live   
o. d-03    High Clouds - 5:48  (Ettore Stratta) / arr: Phil Woods
     Novus CD: 3104-2-N — Live   
p. d-04    How's Your Mama - 5:11  (Phil Woods) / arr: Phil Woods
     Novus CD: 3104-2-N — Live   
All titles on:      RCA LP 12": BGL2-2202 — "Live" From The Showboat   (1977)

i, j, k, l performed as medley.

c-02 through c-05 are listed as the suite "Brazilian Affair (Intriga Amorosa)"


Date: April 27, 1977
Location: Cambridge, MA
Label: [private recording]

Phil Woods (ldr), Lee Konitz, Phil Woods (as), Harry Leahey (g), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d)

a.     Donna Lee  (Miles Davis)
     Philology CD: W74-2 — A Jazz Life   

Date: July 1977
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Phil Woods (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Harry Leahey (g), Mike Melillo (p), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d)

a. 01    Song For Sisyphus - 11:44  (Phil Woods)
b. 02    Rain Dance - 11:54  (Harry Leahey)
c. 03    A Little Peace - 12:00  (Mike Melillo)
d. 04    Cheek To Cheek - 13:27  (Irving Berlin)

Date: July 8, 1977
Location: Kristianstad, Sweden
Label: [private recording]

Phil Woods (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Harry Leahey (g), Mike Melillo (p), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d)

a. 01    Rain Dance  (Harry Leahey)
b. 02    A Little Peace  (Mike Melillo)
c. 03    Isotope  (Joe Henderson)
d. 04    Little Niles  (Randy Weston)
e. 05    How's Your Mama  (Phil Woods)

Date: July 15, 1977
Location: Pori Jazz Festival, Pori, Finland
Label: [private recording]

Phil Woods (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Harry Leahey (g), Mike Melillo (p), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d)

a. 01    A Little Peace  (Mike Melillo)
b. 02    Rain Dance  (Harry Leahey)
c. 03    How's Your Mama  (Phil Woods)
d. 04    Little Niles  (Randy Weston)
e. 05    Body And Soul  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
f. 06    Milestones  (John Lewis)

Confirmation needed that Milestones is the earlier of the two compositions.


Date: July 16, 1977
Location: Pori Jazz Festival, Pori, Finland
Label: [private recording]

Phil Woods (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Harry Leahey (g), Mike Melillo (p), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d)

a. 01    The Sun Suite  (Phil Woods)
b. 02    Isotope  (Joe Henderson)

Date: July 17, 1977
Location: North Sea Jazz Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

Phil Woods (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Harry Leahey (g), Mike Melillo (p), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d)

a. 01    A Little Peace  (Mike Melillo)
b. 02    Cheek To Cheek  (Irving Berlin)

Date: August 15, 1977
Location: Pori, Finland
Label: Mosaic

Phil Woods (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Harry Leahey (g), Mike Melillo (p), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d)

a.     Song For Sisyphus - 16:42  (Phil Woods)
b.     Cheek To Cheek - 13:44  (Irving Berlin)
c.     High Clouds - 7:04  (Ettore Stratta)
All titles on:      Mosaic CD: MD5-159 — Phil Woods Quartet/Quintet 20th Anniversary Set   

Date: November 9, 1977
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Gryphon

Phil Woods (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Harry Leahey (g), Mike Melillo (p), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d)

a. a-01    Song For Sisyphus - 5:26  (Phil Woods) / arr: Phil Woods
b. a-02    Last Night When We Were Young - 3:56  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Phil Woods
c. a-03    Nuages - 3:16  (Django Reinhardt) / arr: Harry Leahey
d. a-04    Change Partners - 4:47  (Irving Berlin) / arr: Phil Woods
e. b-01    Monking Business - 5:30  (Mike Melillo) / arr: Mike Melillo
f. b-02    Summer Afternoon - 4:40  (Mike Melillo) / arr: Mike Melillo
g. b-03    When My Dreams Come True - 3:03  (Irving Berlin) / arr: Mike Melillo
h. b-04    Shaw 'Nuff - 3:33  (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker) / arr: Phil Woods
All titles on:      Gryphon LP 12": G 782 — Song For Sisyphus   (1978)
     Hindsight CD: 620 — Summer Afternoon Jazz   (1999)
     Passport Audio CD: CD 1080 — Song For Sisyphus   (2006)

Phil Woods (as) on a-b, d-f, h; Harry Leahey (g) on a-f, h; Mike Melillo (p) on a-b, d-h; Steve Gilmore (b) on a-b, d-f, h; Bill Goodwin (d) on a-b, d-f, h.


Date: ca. 1978
Location: C.I. Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Classic Jazz

Ron Odrich (ldr), Ron Odrich (cl, bcl), Harry Leahey (g), George Duvivier (b), Grady Tate (d), Leopoldo Fleming (per)

a.     Afro-Disco - 3:58  (Jim Odrich)
b.     Espresso - 4:22  (Gerry Mulligan)
c.     Summer Day - 3:37  (Jim Odrich)
d.     Line For Lyons - 4:15  (Gerry Mulligan)
All titles on:      Classic Jazz LP 12": 35 — Blackstick   (1978)

No date given.


Date: March 1978
Label: Gryphon

Michel Legrand (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Burt Collins, Jon Faddis, John Gatchell, Joe Shepley (t), John Clark, Albert Richmond, Brooks Tillotson (tb), Tony Price (tu), Don Elliott (vib), Harry Leahey (g), Michel Legrand (p, con), Bernie Leighton, Tom Pierson (key), Ron Carter (b), Jimmy Madison, Grady Tate (d), Erroll 'Crusher' Bennett, Portinho (per), Gloria Agostini (hrp)

a. 01    Southern Routes (Les Routes de la Sud): North  (Michel Legrand) / arr: Michel Legrand
b. 01    Southern Routes (Les Routes de la Sud): West  (Michel Legrand) / arr: Michel Legrand
c. 01    Southern Routes (Les Routes de la Sud): East  (Michel Legrand) / arr: Michel Legrand
d. 01    Southern Routes (Les Routes de la Sud): South - 23:19  (Michel Legrand) / arr: Michel Legrand
e. 02    La Pasionaria - 3:34  (Michel Legrand) / arr: Michel Legrand
f. 03    Malagan Stew - 5:15  (Michel Legrand) / arr: Michel Legrand
g. 04    Iberia Nova - 5:05  (Michel Legrand) / arr: Michel Legrand
h. 05    Basquette - 8:50  (Michel Legrand) / arr: Michel Legrand
All titles on:      Gryphon LP 12": G-905 — Le Jazz Grand   (1978)
     DCC CD: 609 — Le Jazz Grand   

a, b, c, d performed as medley.


Date: December 11, 13, 14, 1979
Location: New York City
Label: Philips

Harumi Kaneko (ldr), George Young (ts), Dave Samuels (vib), Harry Leahey (g), Hank Jones (p), Ron Carter, Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin, Grady Tate (d), Armen Halburian (per), Bob Dorough, Harumi Kaneko (v)

a. 01    The Brown Skin Gal (In The Calico Gown)  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
b. 02    Comin' Home Baby  (Ben Tucker, Bob Dorough)
c. 03    Too Shy To Say  (Stevie Wonder)
d. 04    I've Got Just About Everything  (Bob Dorough)
e. 05    But For Now  (Bob Dorough)
f. 06    You Took Advantage Of Me  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g. 07    These Foolish Things  (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey)
h. 08    A Good Man Is Hard To Find  (Eddie Green)
i. 09    How About You?  (Ralph Freed, Burton Lane)
All titles on:      Philips LP 12": FS 7032 — I Love New York   
     Philips CD: 32JD 127 — I Love New York   

Ron Carter (b) on a-b; Steve Gilmore (b) on c-i; Bill Goodwin (d) on c-i; Grady Tate (d) on a-b; Bob Dorough (v) on b, i.

No specifics available.


Date: May 5, 1980
Location: Venture Sound Studio, Somerville, NJ
Label: OmniSound

Harry Leahey (ldr), Harry Leahey (g), Roy Cumming (b), Glenn Davis (d)

a. a-01    Split Rock - 3:13  (Roy Cummings)
b. a-03    Send In The Clowns - 5:49  (Stephen Sondheim)
c. b-02    All Or Nothing At All - 6:35  (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence)
All titles on:      OmniSound LP 12": N-1031 — Still Waters   (1980)

Roy Cumming (b) on a; Glenn Davis (d) on a.


Date: May 8, 1980
Location: Venture Sound Studio, Somerville, NJ
Label: OmniSound

Harry Leahey (ldr), Harry Leahey (g), Roy Cumming (b), Glenn Davis (d)

a. a-02    Rain Dance - 6:38  (Harry Leahey)
b. a-04    Delilah - 8:01  (Victor Young)
c. b-01    Still Waters - 7:45  (Harry Leahey)
d. b-03    His Majesty - 10:05  (Harry Leahey)
All titles on:      OmniSound LP 12": N-1031 — Still Waters   (1980)

Date: December 15, 1980
Location: Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA
Label: OmniSound

John Coates, Jr. (ldr), Phil Woods (cl, as), Harry Leahey (g), John Coates, Jr. (p), Steve Gilmore (b)

a. a-02    Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West - 6:52  (John Lewis)
     OmniSound LP 12": N 1038 — Pocono Friends   (1981)
b. a-03    Singing With You - 8:02  (John Coates, Jr.)
     OmniSound LP 12": N 1038 — Pocono Friends   (1981)
c. b-03    More Than You Know - 7:55  (Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose)
     OmniSound LP 12": N 1038 — Pocono Friends   (1981)
d. c-03    Some Changes - 4:43  (John Coates, Jr.)
     OmniSound LP 12": N 1038 — Pocono Friends   (1981)
e. c-04    How Can We Be Wrong - 8:27  (Arthur Schwartz)
     OmniSound LP 12": N 1038 — Pocono Friends   (1981)
f. d-03    How Can We Be Wrong - 9:36  (Arthur Schwartz)
     OmniSound LP 12": N 1038 — Pocono Friends   (1981)
g. e-02    Why Shouldn't I? - 6:21  (Cole Porter)
     OmniSound LP 12": N 1045 — Pocono Friends Encore   (1982)

Phil Woods (cl) on d; (as) on b, d, f-g; Harry Leahey (g) on a, e; Steve Gilmore (b) on b-c, e-f.


Date: December 18, 1980
Location: Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA
Label: OmniSound

John Coates, Jr. (ldr), Harry Leahey (g), John Coates, Jr. (p), Steve Gilmore (b)

a. e-04    Brazilian Stew (No. 13) - 7:50  (John Coates, Jr.)
b. f-02    Like Someone In Love - 5:17  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. f-03    Hymn To Her - 6:08  (John Coates, Jr.)
All titles on:      OmniSound LP 12": N 1045 — Pocono Friends Encore   (1982)

Harry Leahey (g) on a-b; Steve Gilmore (b) on a, c.


Date: May 25, 1981
Location: Venture Sound Studio, Somerville, NJ
Label: OmniSound

Steve Gilmore, Harry Leahey (ldr), Harry Leahey (g), Steve Gilmore (b)

a.     Daahoud - 5:13  (Clifford Brown)
b.     Epistrophy - 5:51  (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke)
c.     Twisted Blues - 4:23  (Wes Montgomery)
d.     Silver Threads - 5:01  (Harry Leahey)
e.     I Concentrate On You - 6:54  (Cole Porter)
f.     Strings And Things - 3:55  (Harry Leahey)
All titles on:      OmniSound LP 12": N 1042 — Silver Threads   (1982)

Date: June 1, 1981
Location: Venture Sound Studio, Somerville, NJ
Label: OmniSound

Steve Gilmore, Harry Leahey (ldr), Harry Leahey (g), Steve Gilmore (b)

a.     Never Let Me Go - 7:42  (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
b.     A Little Peace - 6:34  (Mike Melillo)
Both titles on:      OmniSound LP 12": N 1042 — Silver Threads   (1982)

Date: ca. December 20, 1984
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Muse

Mark Murphy (ldr), Gerry Niewood (f, ts), Ted Curson (t, fh), Harry Leahey (g), David Braham (org), Jimmy Lewis (b), Ed Caccavale (d), Grady Tate (d, v), Lawrence Killian (per), Mark Murphy (v)

a. a-01    Living Room - 5:30  (Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln)
b. a-02    Our Love Rolls On - 4:07  (Dave Frishberg)
c. a-03    L. A.  (Med Flory)
d. a-03    L. A. Breakdown  (Larry B. Marks)
e. a-03    The Way It Was In L. A. - 5:55  (Ray Linn)
f. a-04    There'll Be Some Changes Made - 3:35  (Bill Higgins, W. Benton Overstreet)
g. b-01    Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens - 5:22  (Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney)
h. b-02    Misty  (Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
i. b-02    Midnight Sun - 5:56  (Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Burke)
j. b-03    Charleston Alley - 2:39  (Horace Henderson, Leroy Kirkland, Jon Hendricks)
k. b-04    Full Moon - 2:42  (Mark Murphy)
l. b-05    Maxine - 2:35  (Donald Fagen)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5345 — Living Room   (1986)

c, d, e;   h, i performed as medleys.

Jimmy Lewis (b) on h-i; Ed Caccavale (d) on a, f, j-k; Grady Tate (d) on b-e, g-i, l; (v) on h-i.

c. d. e. form a suite titled L. A. Song Cycle.


Date: April 17, 1986
Location: Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall, Fine and Performing Arts Center, East Stroudsburg University, PA
Label: IAJRC

Al Cohn (ldr), Al Cohn (ts), Harry Leahey (g), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d)

a. 01    The Hymn (Wichita Blues) - 8:11  (Jay McShann)
b. 02    Sweet And Lovely - 9:43  (Gus Arnheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias)
c. 03    One Note Samba [aka Samba De Uma Nota Só] - 8:07  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça)
d. 04    What's New - 9:34  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
e. 05    My Shining Hour - 8:14  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
f. 06    Broadway - 10:03  (Bill Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode)
g. 07    When Your Lover Has Gone - 10:44  (Einar A. Swan)
h. 08    Easy Living - 8:50  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
All titles on:      IAJRC CD: 1016 — In Concert At East Stroudsburg University   (2001)

Date: ca. March 1989
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: C. Macey Productions

Harry Leahey (ldr), Harry Leahey (g)

a. 01    Alice In Wonderland - 4:46  (Sammy Fain, Bob Hilliard)
b. 02    Some Other Time - 6:13  (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
c. 03    Never Let Me Go - 6:32  (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
d. 04    Embraceable You - 3:22  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
e. 05    Star Dust - 2:44  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
f. 06    You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 3:53  (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn)
g. 07    Come Rain Or Come Shine - 6:19  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
h. 08    Silver Threads - 4:40  (Harry Leahey)
i. 09    Spring Is Here - 5:12  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
j. 10    There's No You - 5:52  (George Durgom, Hal Hopper, Tom Adair)
k. 11    Django's Castle [aka Manoir De Mes Reves] - 4:32  (Django Reinhardt)
All titles on:      C. Macey Productions CD: — Unaccompanied Guitar   

Date: ca. 1990
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Cexton

James L. Dean (ldr), James L. Dean (f, ts), Nelson Hill (f, ss), Claudio Roditi (t, fh), Hart Smith (tb), Harry Leahey (g), Noreen Sauls (p), Charles Sastre, Earl Sauls (b), Glenn Davis, Rich De Rosa (d), Glenn Weber (per), Marlene Ver Planck (v)

a. 01    Ceora - 9:13  (Lee Morgan)
b. 02    Another Day Without Your Love - 4:38  (Pat Mahoney, Ross N. Schneider) / arr: Billy Ver Planck
c. 03    Samba De Ludlow - 4:14  (Ed Bennett) / arr: James L. Dean
d. 04    Don't Go - 4:08  (Sammy Lee Joffe, Ross N. Schneider) / arr: Billy Ver Planck
e. 05    Antibes - 4:05  (Don Rader) / arr: James L. Dean
f. 06    Joao - 7:07  (Clare Fischer) / arr: James L. Dean
g. 07    Pensativa - 8:45  (Clare Fischer) / arr: James L. Dean
h. 08    Now We Know - 4:53  (Willard Robison) / arr: Billy Ver Planck
i. 09    Melancolico - 6:14  (Gary McFarland) / arr: James L. Dean
j. 10    Where Is April - 4:27  (Billy Ver Planck, Loonis McGlohon) / arr: Billy Ver Planck
k. 11    Superslick - 7:53  (Mike Barone) / arr: James L. Dean
All titles on:      Cexton CD: CR 8158 — Ceora   (1989)

James L. Dean (f) on f; (ts) on a-e, g-k; Nelson Hill (f) on f; (ss) on g; Claudio Roditi (t) on a-g, j-k; (fh) on b-h, j-k; Hart Smith (tb) on c, e, k; Charles Sastre (b) on a-j; Earl Sauls (b) on a-e, g-k; Marlene Ver Planck (v) on b, d, h, j.