John Neves Discography



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Date: March 13, 1955
Location: Boston, MA
Label: Transition

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Varty Haroutunian (ts), Herb Pomeroy (t), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d)

a.a-01It Might As Well Be Spring - 08:28  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 - Jazz In A Stable
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 - Jazz In A Stable (1979)
b.a-02Honey Bunny - 03:50  (Jaki Byard)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 - Jazz In A Stable
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 - Jazz In A Stable (1979)
c.a-03Moten Swing - 05:12  (Benny Moten, Buster Moten)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 - Jazz In A Stable
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 - Jazz In A Stable (1979)
d.a-04Porta Desks And Tuxedos - 05:48  (Herb Pomeroy)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 - Jazz In A Stable
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 - Jazz In A Stable (1979)
e.a-05One Bass Hit - 04:42  (Ray Brown, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 - Jazz In A Stable
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 - Jazz In A Stable (1979)
f.b-01Off Minor - 07:07  (Thelonious Monk)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 - Jazz In A Stable
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 - Jazz In A Stable (1979)
g.b-02Sweet And Lovely - 09:40  (Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Jules Lemare)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 - Jazz In A Stable
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 - Jazz In A Stable (1979)
h.b-03Ray's Idea - 07:00  (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 - Jazz In A Stable
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 - Jazz In A Stable (1979)
i.b-04Dear Old Stockholm [Ack Värmeland, Du Sköna] - 06:32  (Traditional)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 - Jazz In A Stable
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 - Jazz In A Stable (1979)
j.Tiny's Blues  (Tiny Kahn, Johnny Mandel)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 30 - Jazz In Transition [sampler]

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 - 03:27  (Jaki Byard)
b.Theme For Terry - 03:42  (Bob Friedman)
c.Our Delight - 02:38  (Tadd Dameron)
d.No One Will Room With Me - 03:03  (Herb Pomeroy)
e.Less Talk - 02:21  (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 - 04:35  (Boots Mussulli)
b.It's Sand, Man - 03:25  (Ed Lewis, Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert)
c.Blue Grass - 03:01  (Danny Kent)
d.Wolafunt's Lament - 03:59  (Bill Graham)
e.Jack Spratt - 03:27  (Boots Mussulli)
f.Feather Merchant - 03:43  (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: 1958
Location: New York City
Label: United Artists

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Dave Chapman, Charlie Mariano (as), Joe Caruso, Varty Haroutunian (ts), Jimmy Mosher (bar), Bill Berry, Nick Capezuto, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Lennie Johnson, Herb Pomeroy (t), Joe Ciavardone, Gene DiStasio, Bill Legan (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d), Neil Bridge, Bob Freedman, Arif Mardin (arr)

a.a-01A Down Home Outing - 04:52  (Neil Bridge)
b.a-02The Friar And Dr. Goulding - 03:40  (Bob Freedman)
c.a-03On The Other World - 04:17  (Bob Freedman)
d.a-04The Blue Charles - 02:51  (Bob Freedman)
e.a-05Where's Charlie? - 02:24  (Herb Pomeroy)
f.b-01Where's Paul - 04:39  (Bob Dogan)
g.b-02Woody 'n You - 03:43  (Dizzy Gillespie)
h.b-03Lush Life - 04:15  (Billy Strayhorn)
i.b-04The Green Horn - 03:52  (Neil Bridge)
j.b-05Gypsy In My Soul - 03:29  (Clay A. Boland, Moe Jaffe)
All titles on: -     United Artists LP 12": UAL 4015 - Band In Boston

Neil Bridge (arr) on a, i only. Bob Freedman (arr) on b, c, d, j only. Arif Mardin (arr) on g, h only.


Date: 1958
Location: New York City
Label: United Artists

Irene Kral, Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Dave Chapman, Charlie Mariano (as), Joe Caruso, Varty Haroutunian (ts), Jimmy Mosher (bar), Bill Berry, Nick Capezuto, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Lennie Johnson, Herb Pomeroy (t), Joe Ciavardone, Gene DiStasio, Bill Legan (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d), Irene Kral (v), Al Cohn, Ernie Wilkins (arr)

a.a-01I'd Know You Anywhere - 02:14  (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy McHugh)
b.a-02Detour Ahead - 03:43  (Herb Ellis, Lou Carter, John Frigo)
c.a-03Comes Love - 02:36  (Lew Brown, Sam Stept, Charles Tobias)
d.a-04Everybody Knew But Me - 02:01  (Irving Berlin)
e.a-05Lazy Afternoon - 02:56  (John Latouche, Jerome Moross)
f.a-06What's Right For You - 03:01  (Bernard Gluckman, Thomas A. Goodman)
g.b-01I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart - 02:46  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, John Redmond, Henry Nemo)
h.b-02Memphis In June - 02:58  (Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster)
i.b-03This Little Love Of Ours - 02:07  (Thomas J. Wolf, Jr., Fran Landesman)
j.b-04The Night We Called It A Day - 02:32  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
k.b-05It Isn't So Good (It Couldn't Get Better) - 02:32  (Thomas J. Wolf, Jr., Fran Landesman)
l.b-06Something To Remember You By - 02:12  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
All titles on: -     United Artists LP 12": UAL 4016 - The Band And I
-     United Artists CD: TOCJ 6076 - The Band And I
-     United Artists CD: TOCJ 9435 - The Band And I (2002)

Al Cohn (arr) on b, c, d, e, l only. Omit Ernie Wilkins (arr) on b, c, d, e, h, l.


Date: July 5, 1958
Location: Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
Label: MGM

Lem Winchester (ldr), Lem Winchester (vib), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d)

a.58-XY-927Now's The Time  (Charlie Parker)
b.58-XY-928Polka Dots And Moonbeams  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
c.58-XY-929Take The "A" Train  (Billy Strayhorn)
All titles on: -     Metrojazz LP 12": E 1005 - New Faces At Newport
-     PolyGram LP 12": POJJ-1545 - New Faces At Newport

Often misdated as July 6, 1958 - but July 5 was a Saturday.

Voice Of America collection held by U.S. Library of Congress shows that no additional selections were performed.

"The MGM Labels" by Ruppli & Novitsky gives three master numbers but is uncertain of sequence. Library of Congress listing indicates original performance order on independently recorded tape.


Date: July 5, 1958
Location: Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Dave Chapman, Jimmy Mosher (as), Joe Caruso, Varty Haroutunian (ts), Bob Freedman (bar, arr), Bill Berry, Nick Capezuto, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Lennie Johnson, Herb Pomeroy (t), Joe Ciavardone, Gene DiStasio, Bill Legan (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d), Neil Bridge (arr)

a.01To Thee, O Asphodel  (Bob Freedman)
b.02East Wind
c.03The Green Horn  (Neil Bridge)
d.04On The Other World  (Bob Freedman)
e.05On The Other World  (Bob Freedman)
f.06Where's Charlie?  (Herb Pomeroy)
g.07Blues For Myself
h.08The Lunceford Touch

Neil Bridge (arr) on c only. Bob Freedman (arr) on a, d, e only.

Voice of America tapes held by the Library of Congress. Contrary to their listing, Saturday was July 5 not 6.


Date: December 6, 1960
Location: Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ
Label: Savoy

John Rae (ldr), Bobby Jaspar (f, af), John Rae (vib), Steve Kuhn (p), John Neves (b), Jake Hanna (d)

a.SJR60111Potlikker Blues - 06:20  (Johnny Rae)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 - Opus De Jazz, vol. 2 (1961)
b.SJR60112Ah-Leu-Cha - 06:56  (Charlie Parker)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 - Opus De Jazz, vol. 2 (1961)
c.SJR60113Roll On Down - 06:29  (Johnny Rae)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 - Opus De Jazz, vol. 2 (1961)
d.SJR60114Beat And Blue - 07:17  (Johnny Rae)
e.SJR60115Back Yard Blues - 06:30  (Johnny Rae)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 - Opus De Jazz, vol. 2 (1961)
f.SJR60116By My Side - 04:21
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 - Opus De Jazz, vol. 2 (1961)
g.SJR60117Parker's Mood - 05:37  (Charlie Parker)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 - Opus De Jazz, vol. 2 (1961)
All titles on: -     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0179 - Opus De Jazz, vol. 2 (1992)

Omit Bobby Jaspar (f) on b, c, d. Bobby Jaspar (af) on b, c, d only.

Original LP erroneously lists Jaspar as playing alto sax not alto flute.


Date: March 4, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d), Slide Hampton, Marty Paich (arr)

a.02New Blue - 05:30  (Slide Hampton)
b.03Blues For Kapp [aka Coldwater Canyon Blues] - 05:00  (Marty Paich)
c.04Olé - 07:00  (Slide Hampton)

Omit Slide Hampton (arr) on b. Marty Paich (arr) on b only.

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 20, 1961 Roulette studio session. One additional selection: #1 (4:30) listed as The Racer - possibly one of the themes from the June 20-21, 1961 Roulette sessions for the album "Straight Away Jazz Themes".


Date: March 11, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d), Slide Hampton (arr)

a.02New Blue - 05:30  (Slide Hampton)
b.03Olé - 07:30  (Slide Hampton)

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 20, 1961 Roulette studio session. One additional selection: #1 (4:30) listed as The Racer - possibly one of the themes from the June 20-21, 1961 Roulette sessions for the album "Straight Away Jazz Themes".


Date: June 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Roulette

Chris Connor, Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Joe Farrell (f, ss, ts), Lanny Morgan (f, as), Willie Maiden (cl, ts), Frank Hittner (bcl, bar), Bill Berry, Rolf Ericson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti (t), Maynard Ferguson (t, frh, tb), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d), Chris Connor (v)

a.a-01I Feel A Song Coming On - 02:08  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, George Oppenheimer)
b.a-02The Wind - 05:00  (Russ Freeman, Jerry Gladstone)
c.a-03New York's My Home - 04:40  (Gordon Jenkins)
d.a-04Guess Who I Saw Today - 03:31  (Murray Grand, Elisse Boyd)
e.a-05When The Sun Comes Out - 03:37  (Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen)
f.b-01Send For Me - 02:38  (Ollie Jones)
g.b-02Where Do You Go? - 03:44  (Alec Wilder, Arnold Sundgaard)
h.b-03Something's Coming - 06:41  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
i.b-04Deep Song - 04:09  (Douglass Cross, George Cory)
j.b-05Can't Get Out Of This Mood - 02:45  (Frank Loesser, Jimmy McHugh)
All titles on: -     Fresh Sound CD: FSR-CD 30 - Two's Company (1989)

Date: June 1961
Location: Capitol Studios, New York City
Label: Roulette

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden (ts, arr), Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d), Jimmy Giuffre (arr)

a.16064Blue Birdland  (Jimmy Giuffre)
b.16065Her Face  (Willie Maiden)
c.16066He Can't Swing  (Willie Maiden)
d.16067Rock Me To Sleep  (Benny Carter, Paul Vandervoort II)

Jimmy Giuffre (arr) on a only. Omit Willie Maiden (arr) on a, d.

Studio not definite. Personnel probable, based on June 20, 1961 studio session. Composers need confirmation.

Mosaic set notes: No tapes of any kind have been found on this session. The first two selections were to be issued on a Roulette EP RJB-9, which was never issued. The last two selections are listed on the LP jacket of Maynard '64, but do not appear.


Date: June 10, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden (ts, arr), Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p, arr), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d), Slide Hampton, Don Sebesky (arr)

a.01This Is My Lucky Day - 02:30  (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
b.02B. J.'s Back In Town - 19:00  (Willie Maiden)
c.03Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - 03:30  (Traditional)
d.04New Blue - 07:00  (Slide Hampton)
e.05'Tis Autumn - 03:15  (Henry Nemo)
f.06Olé - 07:00  (Slide Hampton)
g.07'Round About The Blues - 09:30  (Don Sebesky)

Jaki Byard (arr) on a only. Slide Hampton (arr) on c, d, f only. Willie Maiden (arr) on b, e only. Don Sebesky (arr) on g only.

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 20, 1961 Roulette studio session.


Date: June 20, 1961
Location: Capitol Studios, New York City
Label: Roulette

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden (ts, arr), Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d), Don Sebesky (arr)

a.16120Straight Away - 02:20  (Maynard Ferguson)
     Roulette LP 12": R 52076 - Straight Away Jazz Themes
b.16121Stroking - 05:56  (Maynard Ferguson)
     Roulette LP 12": R 52076 - Straight Away Jazz Themes
c.16122Melancholia - 02:23  (Maynard Ferguson)
     Roulette LP 12": R 52076 - Straight Away Jazz Themes
d.16123Mambo Le Mans - 05:10  (Maynard Ferguson)
     Roulette LP 12": R 52076 - Straight Away Jazz Themes
e.16124'Round About The Blues - 04:18  (Don Sebesky)
     Roulette LP 12": R 52083 - Maynard '62
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD10-156 - The Complete Roulette Recordings Of The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra (1994)

Willie Maiden (arr) on a only. Omit Don Sebesky (arr) on a.

Studio uncertain.


Date: June 21, 1961
Location: Capitol Studios, New York City
Label: Roulette

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden (ts, arr), Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d)

a.16125Apprehensions - 04:14  (Maynard Ferguson)
b.16126Cocky Scott - 03:42  (Maynard Ferguson)
c.16127Up Shift - 02:43  (Maynard Ferguson)
d.16128Last Lap - 03:50  (Maynard Ferguson)
e.16129Pit Stop - 02:01  (Maynard Ferguson)
f.16130After The Race - 02:05  (Maynard Ferguson)
All titles on: -     Roulette LP 12": R 52076 - Straight Away Jazz Themes
-     Mosaic CD: MD10-156 - The Complete Roulette Recordings Of The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra (1994)

Studio uncertain.


Date: July 14, 1961
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: Verve

Stan Getz (ldr), Stan Getz (ts), John Neves (b), Roy Haynes (d), Alan Martin, Gerald Tarack (vn), Jacob Glick (vl), Bruce Rogers (vc), Eddie Sauter (arr), Hershel Kay (con)

a.61VK 275I'm Late, I'm Late - 08:10  (Eddie Sauter)
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 - Focus
b.61VK 275-?I'm Late, I'm Late - 02:31  (Eddie Sauter)
     Verve 45: - I'm Late, I'm Late/I Remember When
c.61VK 276Her - 06:13  (Eddie Sauter)
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 - Focus
d.61VK 277Pan - 03:58  (Eddie Sauter)
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 - Focus
All titles on: -     Verve CD: 314 521 419-2 - Focus (1997)

Studio not definite.

Uncertain whether the single versions contain different takes or were simply edited from the masters.

"I'm Late, I'm Late" and at least string parts for "Her" and "Pan" recorded July 14, 1961.

Getz's parts for all except "I'm Late, I'm Late" recorded during September and October 1961 at an unknown location.


Date: July 15, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden (ts, arr), Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p, arr), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d), Slide Hampton (arr)

a.01This Is My Lucky Day - 03:00  (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
b.02The Pharaoh - 11:00  (Slide Hampton)
c.03Hey There - 04:00  (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
d.04Oleo - 12:00  (Sonny Rollins)

Jaki Byard (arr) on a only. Omit Slide Hampton (arr) on a, c. Willie Maiden (arr) on c only.

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 21, 1961 Roulette studio session.


Date: July 28, 1961
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: Verve

Stan Getz (ldr), Stan Getz (ts), John Neves (b), Roy Haynes (d), Alan Martin, Gerald Tarack (vn), Jacob Glick (vl), Bruce Rogers (vc), Eddie Sauter (arr), Hershel Kay (con)

a.61VK 278I Remember When - 05:03  (Eddie Sauter)
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 - Focus
b.61VK 278-?I Remember When - 02:57  (Eddie Sauter)
     Verve 45: - I'm Late, I'm Late/I Remember When
c.61VK 279Night Rider - 03:58  (Eddie Sauter)
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 - Focus
d.61VK 280Once Upon A Time - 04:48  (Eddie Sauter)
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 - Focus
e.61VK 281A Summer Afternoon - 06:03  (Eddie Sauter)
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 - Focus
All titles on: -     Verve CD: 314 521 419-2 - Focus (1997)

Studio not definite.

Unidentified piano and woodwinds present.

Uncertain whether the single versions contain different takes or were simply edited from the masters.

At least orchestra parts for "I Remember When," "Night Rider," "Once Upon A Time," and probably "A Summer Afternoon" recorded July 28, 1961.

Getz's parts for all (except "I'm Late, I'm Late" from July 14, 1961) recorded during September and October 1961 at an unknown location.


Date: August 5, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden (ts, arr), Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p, arr), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d), Slide Hampton (arr)

a.01This Is My Lucky Day - 02:30  (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
b.02The Pharaoh - 10:30  (Slide Hampton)
c.03Four - 06:00  (Miles Davis, Eddie Vinson)
d.04Olé - 07:00  (Slide Hampton)

Jaki Byard (arr) on a only. Omit Slide Hampton (arr) on a, c. Willie Maiden (arr) on c only.

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 21, 1961 Roulette studio session.


Date: August 12, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden (ts, arr), Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d), Slide Hampton, Don Sebesky (arr)

a.01Humbug - 03:30  (Don Sebesky)
b.02Got The Spirit - 04:00  (Slide Hampton)
c.03Four - 06:30  (Miles Davis, Eddie Vinson)
d.04'Round About The Blues - 09:00  (Don Sebesky)

Slide Hampton (arr) on b only. Willie Maiden (arr) on c only. Omit Don Sebesky (arr) on b, c.

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 21, 1961 Roulette studio session.


Date: September 12 & 13, 1961
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Stan Getz (ldr), Stan Getz (ts), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Steve Kuhn (p), John Neves (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.61VK 286Minuet Circa '61 - 10:38  (Bob Brookmeyer)
b.61VK 287Who Could Care - 04:46  (Bob Brookmeyer)
c.61VK 288Nice Work If You Can Get It - 05:58  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d.61VK 289Thump, Thump, Thump - 06:52  (Bob Brookmeyer)
e.61VK 290A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 06:59  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
f.61VK 291Love Jumped Out - 07:47  (Buck Clayton)
All titles on: -     Verve LP 12": V 8418 - Recorded Fall 1961

Date: July 6, 1962
Location: Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

Roy Eldridge (ldr), Roy Eldridge (t), Bill Rubenstein (p), John Neves (b), Jo Jones (d)

a.01I've Found A New Baby  (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
b.02What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
c.03Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes]  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)

Voice of America tape held in Library of Congress.

Additional selection: #4 listed as What Are You Gonna Do - composer unknown.


Date: July 7, 1962
Location: Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

Carol Sloane (ldr), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Bill Rubenstein (p), John Neves (b), Walter Perkins (d), Carol Sloane (v)

a.01You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To  (Cole Porter)
b.02Willow Weep For Me  (Ann Ronell)
c.03Don't Get Around Much Anymore  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
d.04Spring Is Here  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e.05Will You Still Be Mine  (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis)
f.06He Was Too Good To Me  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g.07Chicago (That Toddling Town)  (Fred Fisher)

Coleman Hawkins (ts) on b only.

Voice of America tape held in Library of Congress.


Date: July 8, 1962
Location: Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

George Wein (ldr), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Ruby Braff (t), Marshall Brown (vtb), Duke Ellington, George Wein (p), John Neves (b), Buzzy Drootin (d), Louise Tobin (v)

a.01Sweet Georgia Brown  (Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
b.02I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby And My Baby's Crazy 'Bout  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Alexander Hill)
c.04Crazy Rhythm  (Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Irving Caesar)
d.05St. Louis Blues  (W. C. Handy)
e.06Fine And Mellow  (Billie Holiday)
f.07Should I  (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
g.08I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
h.09'Deed I Do  (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose)
i.10Take The "A" Train  (Billy Strayhorn)

Bud Freeman (ts) on c only. Duke Ellington (p) on i only. Louise Tobin (v) on f, g, h only.

Voice of America tape held in Library of Congress.

Additional selection: #3 - unknown title.


Date: September 14, 1962
Location: RCA Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Gary Burton (ldr), Phil Woods (cl, as), Clark Terry (t), Chris Swansen (vtb), Gary Burton (vib), Tommy Flanagan (p), John Neves (b), Joe Morello (d)

a.N2PW4903Storm - 04:12  (Chris Swansen)
b.N2PW4904One Note - 05:20  (Jaki Byard)
Both titles on: -     RCA Victor LP 12": LPM 2665 - Who Is Gary Burton? (1963)

Contrary to Raben, Bruyninckx (and Lord), Chris Swansen (not Swanson) plays valve trombone. Bob Brookmeyer is not present.

LP mistakenly identifies Swansen as a percussionist.


Date: September 15, 1962
Location: RCA Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Gary Burton (ldr), Phil Woods (cl, as), Clark Terry (t, fh), Chris Swansen (vtb), Gary Burton (vib), Tommy Flanagan (p), John Neves (b), Joe Morello (d)

a.N2PW4905Get Away Blues - 05:40  (Chris Swansen)
b.N2PW4906Conception - 04:01  (George Shearing)
c.N2PW4907My Funny Valentine - 05:22  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d.N2PW4908Fly Time Fly (Sigh) - 04:31  (Michael Gibbs)
e.N2PW4909I've Just Seen Her - 04:15  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
All titles on: -     RCA Victor LP 12": LPM 2665 - Who Is Gary Burton? (1963)

Omit Clark Terry (t) on c. Clark Terry (fh) on c only.

Contrary to Raben, Bruyninckx (and Lord), Chris Swansen (not Swanson) plays valve trombone not drums. Bob Brookmeyer is not present.

LP mistakenly identifies Swansen as a percussionist.


Date: 1963
Location: Olmsted Studios, New York City
Label: Dauntless

Toshiko Akiyoshi, Steve Kuhn (ldr), Barry Galbraith (g), Toshiko Akiyoshi (p, cel), Steve Kuhn (p, hps), David Izenzon, John Neves (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d), Ed Summerlin (arr)

a.a-01Trouble In Mind - 04:48  (Richard M. Jones)
b.a-02Hang Your Head In Shame - 03:57  (Ed G. Nelson, Steve Nelson, Fred Rose)
c.a-03May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You - 03:25  (Meredith Willson)
d.a-04Someday You'll Want Me To Want You - 04:21  (Jimmie Hodges)
e.a-05Down In The Valley - 03:37  (Traditional)
f.b-01Beautiful Brown Eyes - 04:20  (Grace Walters)
g.b-02It's No Secret What God Can Do - 04:40  (Stuart Hamblen)
h.b-03Nobody's Darling But Mine - 03:21  (Jimmie Davis)
i.b-04Along The Navajo Trail - 03:31  (Lawrence Markes, Jr., Dick Charles, Edgar DeLange)
j.b-05The Foggy, Foggy Dew - 04:30  (Traditional)
All titles on: -     Dauntless LP 12": DM 4308 - The Country & Western Sound For Jazz Pianos
-     Chiaroscuro LP 12": CR 2026 - Together (1980)
-     Dauntless CD: 6003 - The Country & Western Sound For Jazz Pianos (2004)

Toshiko Akiyoshi (cel) on c, f only. Steve Kuhn (hps) on f only. Ed Summerlin (arr) on e, j only.

Advertised in Down Beat 4/25/63 p.28.

Akiyoshi was a replacement for planned pianist Herbie Hancock.


Date: 1963
Location: Boston, MA
Label: [television broadcast]

Stan Getz, Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Jimmy Mosher (f, as), Stan Getz (ts), Herb Pomeroy (t), Gene DiStasio (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.01Shades Of Stein  (Benny Golson)
b.02What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
c.03Like Someone In Love  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
d.04Things Ain't What They Used To Be  (Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons)
e.05Fly Time Fly (Sigh)  (Michael Gibbs)

Stan Getz (ldr) on b, c only. Omit Herb Pomeroy (ldr) on b, c. Omit Jimmy Mosher (f) on b, c. Omit Jimmy Mosher (as) on b, c. Stan Getz (ts) on b, c only. Omit Herb Pomeroy (t) on b, c. Omit Gene DiStasio (tb) on b, c.


Date: May 15, 1978
Location: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Label: Doria

J. R. Mitchell (ldr), Gary Hammond (ss, ts), Sonelius Smith (p), John Neves (b), J. R. Mitchell (d)

a.a-01On A Windy Afternoon In A Reminiscence Of New York  (James Roland Mitchell)
b.a-02Ballad For Sabina  (James Roland Mitchell)
c.a-03The Need To Smile  (Sonelius Smith)
d.b-01Are You For Me?  (Gary Hammond)
e.b-02A Sunday Afternoon With Her  (Sonelius Smith)
f.b-03Latin Fiesta In Mexico Marketplace With Irene And Michael  (James Roland Mitchell)
g.b-04John's Hymn  (Gary Hammond)
All titles on: -     Doria LP 12": JRM 101 - Live (1980)

Date: 1980
Location: El Morocco, Worcester, MA
Label: Shiah

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Jimmy Derba (ss, bar), Dick Johnson (ss, as), Dave Chapman (as), John LaPorta (ts, arr), Mike Monaghan (ts), Paul Fontaine, Wesley Hensel, Greg Hopkins, Everett Longstreth, Herb Pomeroy (t), Gene DiStasio, Vahey 'Tak' Takvorian (tb), Phil Wilson (tb, arr), Bill Davies (p), John Neves (b), Fred Buda (d), Hal Crook, Michael Gibbs (arr)

a.Pramlatta's Hips  (Hal Crook)
b.Reap The Harvest  (John LaPorta)
c.Sweet Rain  (Michael Gibbs)
d.The Great Hat  (Phil Wilson)
e.Remember Mingus  (John LaPorta)
f.Amphibian Race  (Hal Crook)
g.Camel Driver  (Phil Wilson)
All titles on: -     Shiah LP 12": HP-1 - Pramlatta's Hips - Live At The El Morocco

Hal Crook (arr) on a, f only. Michael Gibbs (arr) on c only. John LaPorta (arr) on b, e only. Phil Wilson (arr) on d, g only.


Date: 1981
Location: Boston, MA
Label: MM&R

Maggi Scott (ldr), Ken Wenzel (f, t, tb), Terry Keef (ss, bar, vib), John Chiodini (g), Maggi Scott (key, v), John Neves (b), Mitch Brook (eb), Keith Copeland (d)

a.Make It With You  (David Gates)
b.God Bless The Child  (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog)
c.You And I  (Stevie Wonder)
d.500 Miles High  (Chick Corea, Neville Potter)
e.Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
f.Don't Worry 'Bout Me  (Ted Koehler, Rube Bloom)
g.Somebody Loves Me  (George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
h.Love For Sale  (Cole Porter)
All titles on: -     MM&R LP 12": 2 - You And I

Composer of c. needs confirmation.


Date: August 1986
Location: Air Sound, Boston, MA
Label: L.C.U. [Lost Cosmic Unity]

Al Francis (ldr), Al Francis (vib), John Neves (b), Joe Hunt (d)

a.a-01Rogue's Dilemma - 05:19  (Al Francis)
b.a-02D. D. L. J. - 05:59  (Jaki Byard)
c.a-03Wha Love - 04:46  (Al Francis)
d.a-04Albizu - 06:11  (Al Francis)
e.b-01Blues For Booker - 04:39  (Al Francis)
f.b-02Village Nites - 04:40  (Al Francis)
g.b-03Sweet Beginnings - 05:21  (Al Francis)
h.b-04Lonely Town - 05:04  (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
All titles on: -     L.C.U. [Lost Cosmic Unity] LP 12": LUC 0251 - Jazz Bohemia Revisited (1986)

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