Perry Robinson Discography



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Date: ca. 1957
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Jon Mayer (p), Chuck Israels (b), Arnie Wise (d)

a.Billie's Bounce  (Charlie Parker)
b.It Could Happen To You  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)

Specific date unknown. Used by Perry Robinson for audition to Lenox School of Jazz.


Date: August 29, 1959
Location: Berkshire Music Barn, Lenox, MA
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (cl), Don Stewart (ts), John Eckert (t), Gunther Schuller (frh, dir), David Baker (btb), Nico Bunink, Sandy Schmidt (p), Mona Neves (b), Bob Fuhlrodt (d)

a.01Straight No Chaser  (Thelonious Monk)
b.02Aristocracy  (Sandy Schmidt)
c.03Lone Ranger And The Great Horace Silver - 05:20  (David N. Baker)
     Royal Jazz CD: 513 - Lenox School Of Jazz Concert (1990)
d.04Song For Gunther  (David N. Baker)

Date: 1962, possibly February
Location: Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ
Label: Savoy

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Kenny Barron (p), Henry Grimes (b), Paul Motian (d)

a.a-01Midnight In Moscow - 09:13  (Kenny Ball, Vassili Soloviev, Sedoi M. Matusovsky)
b.a-02Sprites Delight - 07:16  (Henry Grimes)
c.a-03Wahayla - 05:34  (Perry Robinson)
d.b-01Farmer Alfalfa - 07:29  (Henry Grimes)
e.b-02Margareta - 06:51  (Perry Robinson)
f.b-03Funk Dumpling - 04:45  (Henry Grimes)
g.b-04Home (Is Where The Hearth Is) - 03:32  (Perry Robinson)
All titles on: -     byg LP 12": 529.159
-     Savoy LP 12": MG 12177 - Funk Dumpling (1962)
-     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1180 - Funk Dumpling (1987)
-     Savoy Jazz Cassette: SJK 1180 - Funk Dumpling (1987)
-     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0255 - Funk Dumpling (1994)

Studio as recalled by Perry Robinson.

"Midnight In Moscow" listed as "Moon Over Moscow."


Date: ca. 1965
Location: New York City?
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), David Izenzon (b), Randy Kaye (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Two unknown titles - details unknown. Drummer is not confirmed and date is speculative.

Group known as the Uni Trio. Information from Ben Young and Carlos Kase discography of David Izenzon.


Date: April 10, 1965
Location: Contemporary Center, New York City
Label: Fontana

Jazz Composers Orchestra (ldr), Makanda Ken McIntyre (f, bcl, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Steve Lacy (ss), Robin Kenyatta, Jimmy Lyons (as), Bob Carducci (ts), Fred Pirtle (bar), Ray Codrington (t), Michael Mantler (t, arr), Roswell Rudd (tb), Paul Bley (p), Kent Carter, Steve Swallow (b), Barry Altschul (d), Carla Bley, Bill Dixon (arr, con)

a.Communications No. 5 - 25:50  (Michael Mantler)
     Fontana LP 12": 661 011 ZY - Communication
b.Communications No. 4 [aka Day] - 02:25  (Michael Mantler)
     Fontana LP 12": 661 011 ZY - Communication
c.The Lonely People - 44:47  (Bill Dixon)
d.Radio  (Carla Bley)
e.Loose Latin  (Carla Bley)

Omit Makanda Ken McIntyre (f) on c. Perry Robinson (cl) on c only. Makanda Ken McIntyre (bcl) on c only. Omit Robin Kenyatta (as) on c. Makanda Ken McIntyre (as) on c only. Omit Ray Codrington (t) on c. Omit Paul Bley (p) on c. Carla Bley (arr) on d, e only. Bill Dixon (arr) on c only. Michael Mantler (arr) on a, b only. Carla Bley (con) on d, e only. Bill Dixon (con) on c only.

Conflicting information exists regarding workshop performances/rehearsals held between April 9 and 11, 1965. Participation of Bob Zottola (t), Sam Rivers (ss, ts), Tony Williams (d) is uncertain, but mentioned by Ben Young in Dixonia p. 366.


Date: August 4, 1965
Location: Stereo Sound Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), David Izenzon (b), Tom Price (d)

a.01Unisphere  (Perry Robinson)
b.02Lullaby Of The Elements  (Perry Robinson)
c.03Touch Of Strange  (Perry Robinson)
d.05Hiroshima  (Perry Robinson)

#04 - "Sobbin" by unknown composer. Also other additional unknown titles.

Group known as the Uni Trio. Information from Ben Young and Carlos Kase discography of David Izenzon.


Date: December 28, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: ESP-Disk

Henry Grimes (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Henry Grimes (b), Tom Price (d)

a.a-01Fish Story - 04:30  (Henry Grimes)
b.a-02For Django - 11:07  (Henry Grimes)
c.a-03Walk On - 03:10  (Perry Robinson)
d.b-01Saturday Night What Th' - 03:32  (Henry Grimes)
e.b-02The Call - 07:51  (Perry Robinson)
f.b-03Son Of Alfalfa - 03:20  (Henry Grimes)
All titles on: -     ESP-Disk LP 12": ESP 1026 - The Call
-     ESP-Disk CD: ESP 1026-2 - The Call

Richard L. Alderson, engineer.


Date: ca. 1966

Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Bill Folwell (b), Tom Price (d)

a.Kell  (Perry Robinson)
b.Lullaby Of The Elements  (Perry Robinson)
c.Touch Of Strange  (Perry Robinson)
d.Hiroshima  (Perry Robinson)

Date unknown.

Additional selections - "Transy Warmup" and "Recaltrance" by unknown composers. Possibly other additional selections.


Date: August 19, 1966
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Impulse!

Archie Shepp (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Archie Shepp (ts), Tommy Turrentine (t), Grachan Moncur III, Roswell Rudd (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Charlie Haden (b), Beaver Harris (d)

a.90617Basheer - 10:38  (Archie Shepp)
b.90618Mama Too Tight - 05:22  (Archie Shepp)
c.90619Theme For Ernie - 03:19  (Fred Lacey)
d.90620A Portrait Of Robert Thompson (as a young man) - 18:54  (Archie Shepp)
All titles on: -     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9134 - Mama Too Tight
-     GRP/Impulse! CD: IMPD-248 - Mama Too Tight (1998)

"A Portrait Of Robert Thompson" includes "Prelude To A Kiss" by Duke Ellington and "The Break Strain - King Cotton" by John Philip Sousa and "Them Basses" (as "Dem Basses") by Getty H. Huffine.


Date: November 22, 1966
Location: New York City?
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), David Izenzon (b), Randy Kaye (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Location unknown. Group known as the Uni Trio. Information from Ben Young & Carlos Kase discography of David Izenzon.


Date: January 25, 1968
Location: Vanguard Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), David Izenzon (b), Randy Kaye (d)

a.01Raga Roni  (Perry Robinson)
b.02Lullaby Of The Elements  (Perry Robinson)
c.03Mountain Soup  (Perry Robinson)
d.04Ballad Improvisation  (Perry Robinson, David Izenzon, Randy Kaye)
e.05Children's Song  (Perry Robinson)
f.06Harem Dance  (Perry Robinson)

Group known as the Uni Trio. Information from Ben Young and Carlos Kase discography of David Izenzon, also from "Perry Robinson: The Traveler."


Date: ca. 1969
Location: New York City
Label: Dante Record Co.

Bram Dante [aka Fidel Brambila, Sr.] (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Bram Dante [aka Fidel Brambila, Sr.] (acg, v), David Izenzon (b), Randy Kaye (d)

a.a-01The J.F.K. Tragedy - 03:21  (Fidel Brambila, Sr.)
b.a-02The R.F.K. Tragedy - 04:04  (Fidel Brambila, Sr.)
Both titles on: -     Dante Record Co. 45: - Bram Dante Sings And Plays Guitar

From the collection of Bobby Naughton.

Date is speculative, based on the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on June 6, 1968.

Titles need confirmation. 45 rpm sleeve states: "Both songs, the J.F.K. and the R.F.K. Tragedies are by Fidel Brambila, Sr."


Date: ca. April 6, 1969
Location: Vanguard Apostolic Studio, New York City
Label: Polydor

Paul Bley, Annette Peacock (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Annette Peacock (vib, v), Paul Bley (key), Glen Moore (b), Laurence Cook (d)

a.a-02The Cynic  (Annette Peacock)
b.a-04Climbing Aspirations  (Annette Peacock)
c.b-02Daddy's Boat (A Baby's Lullaby)  (Annette Peacock)
All titles on: -     Polydor LP 12": 2425043 - Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show: Revenge - The Bigger The Love, The Greater The Hate (1971)

Date given as April 6, June 2, and November 3, 1969. One of these dates for other selections recorded at Century Sound Studio.

Perry Robinson credited as playing electric clarinet, Laurence Cook credited as playing electric cymbals, Annette Peacock credited as playing electric vibraphone.

Sleeve notes: All vocal treatments through the synthesizer were performed live during the recording sessions.


Date: April 6, June 2, and November 3, 1969
Location: Century Sound Studio, New York City
Label: Polydor

Paul Bley, Annette Peacock (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (as), Annette Peacock (vib, v, arr), Bob Masson (ep, arr), Noah Young [aka Richard Youngstein] (b), Steve Haas (d)

a.a-03I Belong To A World That's Destroying Itself  (Annette Peacock)
     Polydor LP 12": 2425043 - Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show: Revenge - The Bigger The Love, The Greater The Hate (1971)

Perry Robinson credited as playing electric clarinet, Mark Whitecage credited as playing electric saxophone, Annette Peacock credited as playing electric vibraphone.

Sleeve notes: All vocal treatments through the synthesizer were performed live during the recording sessions.


Date: April 27, 1970
Location: Judson Hall, New York City
Label: Impulse!

Charlie Haden (ldr), Don Cherry (f, c), Leandro 'Gato' Barbieri (cl, ts), Perry Robinson (cl), Dewey Redman (as, ts), Michael Mantler (t), Robert Northern (frh, per), Roswell Rudd (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Sam Brown (g), Carla Bley (p, tam, arr), Charlie Haden (b), Paul Motian (d, per)

a.91059The Introduction  (Carla Bley)
b.91060Song Of The United Front - 03:06  (Bertolt Brecht, Hanns Eisler)
c.91061El Quinto Regimiento  (Traditional)
All titles on: -     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9183 - Liberation Music Orchestra (1970)
-     MCA/Impulse! CD: MCAD-39125 - Liberation Music Orchestra (1990)
-     GRP/Impulse! CD: IMPD-188 - Liberation Music Orchestra (1996)

a, b, c performed as medley.

Don Cherry (f) on c only. Don Cherry (c) on c only. Omit Sam Brown (g) on b.


Date: April 28, 1970
Location: Judson Hall, New York City
Label: Impulse!

Charlie Haden (ldr), Don Cherry (f, c), Leandro 'Gato' Barbieri (cl, ts), Perry Robinson (cl), Dewey Redman (as, ts), Michael Mantler (t), Robert Northern (frh, per), Roswell Rudd (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Sam Brown (g), Carla Bley (p, tam, arr), Charlie Haden (b), Paul Motian (d, per)

a.91062Los Cuatro Generales  (Traditional)
b.91063Viva La Quinca Brigade - 20:56  (Traditional, Bart Van Derschiling)
c.91064The Ending To The First Side - 02:07  (Carla Bley)
All titles on: -     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9183 - Liberation Music Orchestra (1970)
-     MCA/Impulse! CD: MCAD-39125 - Liberation Music Orchestra (1990)
-     GRP/Impulse! CD: IMPD-188 - Liberation Music Orchestra (1996)

a, b performed as medley.

Omit Don Cherry (f) on c. Omit Don Cherry (c) on c.

a. and b. issued as a medley with material recorded on April 27, 1970. Total time for five sections is given.


Date: April 29, 1970
Location: Judson Hall, New York City
Label: Impulse!

Charlie Haden (ldr), Don Cherry (f, c), Leandro 'Gato' Barbieri (cl, ts), Perry Robinson (cl), Dewey Redman (as, ts), Michael Mantler (t), Robert Northern (frh, per), Roswell Rudd (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Sam Brown (g), Carla Bley (p, tam, arr), Charlie Haden (b, arr), Andrew Cyrille, Paul Motian (d, per)

a.91065Song For Che - 09:28  (Charlie Haden)
b.91066War Orphans - 06:41  (Ornette Coleman)
c.91067The Interlude (Drinking Music) - 01:26  (Carla Bley)
d.91068Circus '68 '69 - 06:10  (Charlie Haden)
e.91069We Shall Overcome - 01:18  (Pete Seeger, Guy Hughes Carawan, Jr., Frank Hamilton, Zilphia Horton)
All titles on: -     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9183 - Liberation Music Orchestra (1970)
-     MCA/Impulse! CD: MCAD-39125 - Liberation Music Orchestra (1990)
-     GRP/Impulse! CD: IMPD-188 - Liberation Music Orchestra (1996)

Don Cherry (f) on a only. Don Cherry (c) on a only. Omit Sam Brown (g) on d, e. Andrew Cyrille (d) on d only. Andrew Cyrille (per) on d only. Charlie Haden (arr) on a, d only.


Date: October 30, 1970
Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Label: OTIC

Bobby Naughton (ldr), Mark Whitecage (f), Perry Robinson (cl), Bobby Naughton (vib), Mario Pavone (b), Randy Kaye (d, per)

a.a-04Snow - 06:40  (Bobby Naughton)
     OTIC LP 12": 1003 - Understanding (1972)

Date from Jazz & Pop 2/71 p. 28


Date: February 11, 1971
Location: Blue Rock Studio, New York City
Label: OTIC

Bobby Naughton (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (as), Bobby Naughton (vib, p, clv), Mario Pavone (b), Laurence Cook (d)

a.a-03Ictus - 04:45  (Carla Bley)
b.b-03V.A. - 09:05  (Bobby Naughton)
c.b-04Nital Rock - 03:25  (Bobby Naughton)
All titles on: -     OTIC LP 12": 1003 - Understanding (1972)

Bobby Naughton (vib) on b only. Bobby Naughton (p) on a only. Bobby Naughton (clv) on c only.

Considerable confusion regarding dates and locations for material from this issue. OTIC 1003 lists "Recorded in concert at Yale University, October 30, 1971, and at Blue Rock Studio, New York."


Date: July 29, 1971
Location: Sound Ideas, New York City
Label: MPS

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, acl, bcl, vib, p, oc), Perry Robinson (cl), Jack Gregg (b), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-01NY 29771-14 (No. 82) - 06:50  (Gunter Hampel)
b.a-02NY 29771-14 (No. 83) - 05:50  (Gunter Hampel)
c.a-03NY 29771-14 (No. 84) - 03:50  (Gunter Hampel)
d.a-04NY 29771-16 (No. 85) - 08:50  (Gunter Hampel)
e.b-01NY 29771-15 (No. 74) - 05:55  (Gunter Hampel)
f.b-02NY 29771-15 (No. 86) - 05:00  (Gunter Hampel)
g.b-03NY 29771-16 (No. 60) - 05:00  (Gunter Hampel)
h.b-04NY 29771-17 (No. 87) - 09:55  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     MPS LP 12": 21 20900-8 - Out Of New York

The first four selections make up "Symphony No. 7 in 4 Parts" and the last four selections make up "Symphony No. 8 in 4 Parts."


Date: August 26, 1971
Location: WKCR-FM Studio, Columbia University, New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib, p), Perry Robinson (cl), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-0126871-02 NY (No. 90)  (Gunter Hampel)
b.a-02/b-0126871-02 NY (No. 88)  (Gunter Hampel)
c.b-0226871-02 NY (No. 92)  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 007 - Spirits

On LP issue No. 88 was split between A & B sides.

Hampel also credited as playing comb.


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

Allen Ginsberg (ldr), David Amram (rec, frh, p), Perry Robinson (cl), Bob Dylan (g, v), Jon Sholle (g), Happy Traum (g, bj), Surya (zth), Allen Ginsberg (har, per, spk), Muruga Booker (d, per), Arthur Russell (vc), Peter Orlovsky, Anne Waldman (v)

a.A Dream - 05:06  (Allen Ginsberg, William Blake)
     Rhino CD: R2 71693 - Holy Soul Jelly Roll - Poems And Songs (1949-1993) (1993)
b.Vomit Express - 06:32  (Allen Ginsberg)
     John Hammond LP 12": W2X 37673 - First Blues (1983)
     Rhino CD: R2 71693 - Holy Soul Jelly Roll - Poems And Songs (1949-1993) (1993)
c.Going To San Diego
     John Hammond LP 12": W2X 37673 - First Blues (1983)

Omit Happy Traum (g) on b. Omit Happy Traum (bj) on a. Omit Surya (zth) on a. Omit Allen Ginsberg (har) on b. Omit Arthur Russell (vc) on b. Omit Anne Waldman (v) on a.

Details of c. need confirmation.


Date: ca. 1972

Label: Paramount

Darius Brubeck (ldr), Bob Fritz (cl, bcl), Perry Robinson (cl), Michael Brecker (ts), Amos Garrett (g, v), Bob Rose (g), Darius Brubeck (key), John Miller (eb), Muruga Booker (d, per), Richard Bock (vc, arr, con)

a.a-01Smile - 03:31  (Charles Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons)
b.a-02Toy Waltz - 04:49  (Charles Chaplin)
c.a-03Theme From "The Great Dictator" - 05:55  (Charles Chaplin, Meredith Willson)
d.a-04The Chase - 00:58  (Darius Brubeck)
e.a-05Weeping Willows - 03:27  (Charles Chaplin)
f.b-01Alone - 00:22  (Darius Brubeck)
g.b-02Theme From "Limelight" - 03:39  (Charles Chaplin)
h.b-03Tango Bitterness - 05:52  (Charles Chaplin)
i.b-04Beautiful Wonderful Eyes - 05:07  (Charles Chaplin)
j.b-05Song Trieste (Weeping Scene) - 01:24  (Charles Chaplin)
k.b-06Smile  (Charles Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons)
l.b-06Eternally - 06:04  (Charles Chaplin)
All titles on: -     Paramount LP 12": PAS-6026 - Chaplin's Back

k, l performed as medley.

Amos Garrett (v) on e only.

Date unknown - 1972 is speculative but album was reviewed in Down Beat issue of March 30, 1972. Bob Fritz credited as playing electric clarinet. Unknown string ensemble.


Date: May 8, 1972
Location: WKCR-FM Studios, Columbia University, New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Daniel Carter (f, as, ts), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, cbc, ss, vib), Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (acl, as), Enrico Rava (t), Pierre Bouillet (g), John Shea (b), Muruga Booker (d, per), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.Angel  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 009 - Angel (1972)

On LP issue this piece split between A & B sides.


Date: July 12, 1972
Location: Sound Ideas, New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Jack Gregg (f, b), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, cbc, vib, p), Mark Whitecage (f, acl), Allan Praskin (rec, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Pierre Bouillet (g), John Shea (b), Toni Marcus (vn), David Eyges (vc), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.I Love Being With You  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0012 - I Love Being With You
b.Tu Aimes Ma Musique?  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0012 - I Love Being With You
c.Broadway  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0011 - Broadway/Folksong
d.Folksong  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0011 - Broadway/Folksong
e.Virgo-Duett  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0012 - I Love Being With You

On LP issues "Broadway" and "I Love Being With You" were split between A & B sides.


Date: July 6, 1973
Location: Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York City
Label: JCOA

Roswell Rudd (ldr), Mike Bresler (pic, f, ss), Martin Alter (f, ob, as), Carlos Ward (f, as), Dewey Redman (cl, ts), Perry Robinson (cl), Charles Davis (ss, bar), Michael Krasnov, Mike Lawrence, Enrico Rava, Charles Sullivan [aka Kamau Adilifu] (t), Janet Donaruma, Sharon Freeman, Jeffrey Schlegel (frh), Roswell Rudd (frh, tb), Art Baron, Gary Brooks (tb), Howard Johnson, Bob Stewart (tu), Hod O'Brien (p), Charlie Haden, Sirone [Norris Jones] (b), Lou Grassi, Beaver Harris (d), Sue Evans, Danny Johnson (per), Sheila Jordan (v)

a.a-01Vent - 04:50  (Roswell Rudd)
b.a-02Breathahoward - 02:52  (Roswell Rudd)
c.a-03Circulation - 10:15  (Roswell Rudd)
d.b-01Lullaby For Greg - 11:10  (Roswell Rudd)
e.b-02Aerosphere - 14:15  (Roswell Rudd)
All titles on: -     JCOA LP 12": 1007 - Numatik Swing Band (1976)

Lou Grassi (d) on d only. Danny Johnson (per) on e only.

Featured soloists are:
a-01 - Beaver Harris
a-02 - Howard Johnson
a-03 - Roswell Rudd
b-01 - Sheila Jordan & Dewey Redman
b-02 - Enrico Rava & Charles Davis

Uncertain whether Lou Grassi and/or Danny Johnson replace Beaver Harris and/or Sue Evans or if they augment the ensemble.


Date: August 6, 1973
Location: C.I. Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Jerry Bergonzi (ts), Chris Brubeck (btb, eb), Dave Brubeck (p), Darius Brubeck (ep), David Dutemple (eb), Danny Brubeck (d), Randie Powell (per)

a.27170The Holy One - 03:37  (Dave Brubeck)
b.27171Circadian Disrhythmia - 03:20  (Dave Brubeck)
Both titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1645 - Two Generations Of Brubeck (1973)

Omit Chris Brubeck (eb) on a. Omit David Dutemple (eb) on b.


Date: August 7, 1973
Location: C.I. Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Jerry Bergonzi (ss, ts), Chris Brubeck (btb), Dave Brubeck (p), Darius Brubeck (ep), David Dutemple (eb), Danny Brubeck (d), Randie Powell (per)

a.27172Band Cell  (Darius Brubeck)
b.27173Tin Sink - 08:31  (Darius Brubeck)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1645 - Two Generations Of Brubeck (1973)

Omit Jerry Bergonzi (ts) on b.

Composer of "Band Cell" uncertain.


Date: August 20, 1973
Location: C.I. Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Jerry Bergonzi (ts), Chris Brubeck (btb), Darius Brubeck (p), Dave Brubeck (ep), David Dutemple (eb), Danny Brubeck (d), Randie Powell (per)

a.27176The Call - 02:56  (Perry Robinson)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1645 - Two Generations Of Brubeck (1973)

"The Call" listed as "Call Of The Wild."


Date: January 1974
Location: Sound Ideas, New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, cl, bcl, p), Thomas Keyserling (f, ts, per), Allan Praskin (f, as), Mark Whitecage (f, acl, cym), Perry Robinson (cl), John D'Earth (t), Marty Cook, John Wolf (tb), Jonathan Kline (vn), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-01Starseed (No. 157) - 03:30  (Gunter Hampel)
b.a-02Celebration Portrait For Mr. Robinson (No. 153) - 05:20  (Gunter Hampel)
c.a-03Portrait Of What Hasn't Been There Before (No. 162) - 02:56  (Gunter Hampel)
d.a-04Walk On To Me (No. 96) - 09:00  (Gunter Hampel)
e.a-05Falling Higher, Reaching Deep (Coda 96) - 01:00  (Gunter Hampel)
f.a-06Intimate (No. 159) - 05:00  (Gunter Hampel)
g.b-01And A Lusion's Road Dance (No. 144) - 05:00  (Gunter Hampel)
h.b-02Language Seeds And Roots (No. 136) - 06:00  (Gunter Hampel)
i.b-03Irresistable (No. 163) - 03:55  (Gunter Hampel)
j.b-04And So Forth... (No. 148) - 14:30  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 0016 - Out From Under

Gunter Hampel (f) on h only. Thomas Keyserling (f) on a, f, h only. Allan Praskin (f) on a, h only. Mark Whitecage (f) on a, h only. Omit Gunter Hampel (cl) on d, e, g, h, i. Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on c, f, h, i. Mark Whitecage (acl) on g, i, j only. Gunter Hampel (bcl) on g, i only. Allan Praskin (as) on g, j only. Thomas Keyserling (ts) on g, j only. John D'Earth (t) on a, g, j only. Marty Cook (tb) on g, j only. John Wolf (tb) on a, g, j only. Gunter Hampel (p) on d, e only. Mark Whitecage (cym) on b only. Thomas Keyserling (per) on b only. Jonathan Kline (vn) on c, g, h only. Omit Jeanne Lee (v) on b, c, f, h, i.


Date: ca. 1974
Location: Stereo Sound, New York City
Label: Composers Collective

John Fischer (ldr), Mark Whitecage (f, as, ts), Perry Robinson (cl), John Fischer (p, v), Mario Pavone (b), Laurence Cook (d)

a.a-01Sinfonia - 08:46  (John Fischer)
b.a-02Apollo's Ragtime Journey - 09:06  (John Fischer)
c.a-03t-e-s-t - 02:02  (John Fischer)
d.b-01Moon Walk - 04:13  (John Fischer)
e.b-02Poum! - 05:55  (John Fischer)
f.b-03Earthlings - 10:48  (John Fischer)
All titles on: -     Composers Collective LP 12": 721 - Poum! (1974)

Mark Whitecage (f) on e only.

Date unknown - 1974 is issue date.

Whitecage credited as playing chanter on "Poum!"


Date: February 1974
Location: Sound Ideas, New York City
Label: Earthforms

Jeanne Lee (ldr), Allan Praskin, Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (acl), Gunter Hampel (bcl), Sam Rivers (ss), Marty Cook (tb), Jack Gregg (b), Steve McCall (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.b-02Your Ballad (No. 116) - 06:40  (Gunter Hampel)
     Earthforms LP 12": 1 - Conspiracy (1975)

LP issue on Earthforms 1 is confusingly labeled Seeds 5 on the actual disc.


Date: February 12, 1974
Location: Sound Ideas, New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Thomas Keyserling (f, ts), Allan Praskin, Mark Whitecage (f, cl, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Gunter Hampel (bcl, vib, p), Marty Cook, John Wolf (tb), Jack Gregg (b), Sunny Murray (d), Jonathan Kline (vn), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-01Bolero, part 1 - 07:34  (Gunter Hampel)
b.a-02Bolero, part 2 - 05:05  (Gunter Hampel)
c.a-03Waltz For 11 Universes In A Corridor - 12:34  (Gunter Hampel)
d.b-01Spiral - 08:43  (Gunter Hampel)
e.b-02Waiting (No. 161) - 12:25  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 0017 - Journey To The Song Within (1974)

Date: March 6, 1974
Location: Gürzenich, Köln, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Peter 'Madcat' Ruth (h), Perry Robinson (cl), Jerry Bergonzi (ts), Chris Brubeck (tb, eb), Dave Brubeck (p), Darius Brubeck (ep), Danny Brubeck (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as "Two Generations of Brubeck"


Date: April 11, 1974
Location: Blue Rock Studio, New York City
Label: JCOA

Grachan Moncur III (ldr), Keith Marks, Pat Patrick (f), Carlos Ward (f, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Stafford Osborne, Marvin 'Hannibal' Peterson (t), Grachan Moncur III (tb, v, con), Janice Robinson (tb), Jack Jeffers (btb), Mark Elf (g), Carla Bley (p), Charlie Haden, Cecil McBee (b), Beaver Harris (d), Jakuba Abiona, Coster Massamba, Malonga Quasquellourd, Frederick Simpson, Titos Sompa (per), Leroy Jenkins, Ngonia (vn), Toni Marcus (vl), Mervine Grady, Jeanne Lee (v)

a.Prologue  (Grachan Moncur III)
b.Reverend King's Wings I  (Grachan Moncur III)
c.Medgar's Menace I  (Grachan Moncur III)
d.Drum Transition I  (Grachan Moncur III)
e.Space Station [aka Garvey's Ghost] - 12:09  (Grachan Moncur III)
f.Angela's Angel I  (Grachan Moncur III)
g.Drum Transition II - 08:30  (Grachan Moncur III)
h.Right On I  (Grachan Moncur III)
i.Angela's Angel II  (Grachan Moncur III)
j.Right On II  (Grachan Moncur III)
k.Reverend King's Wings II
l.Medgar's Menace II  (Grachan Moncur III)
m.Drum Transition III  (Grachan Moncur III)
n.African Percussion Ensemble - 20:02  (Grachan Moncur III)
o.Right On III  (Grachan Moncur III)
p.Angela's Angel III (Jamboree)  (Grachan Moncur III)
q.Drum Transition IV  (Grachan Moncur III)
r.Amen Cadence  (Grachan Moncur III)
s.Epilogue: Excuse Me, Mr. Justice - 03:42  (Grachan Moncur III)
All titles on: -     JCOA LP 12": 1009 - Echoes Of Prayer (1974)

Keith Marks (f) on b only.

Material is grouped into four medleys. Percussionists known as Tawana Dance Ensemble. Specific percussion assignments:

Titos Sompa-conga, talking drum
Coster Massamba-torpedo, guica
Malonga Quasquellourd-cowbell, shekere
Jakuba Abiona, Frederick Simpson-maracas, hairdrum

e. listed as Garvey's Ghost.


Date: June 27, 1974
Location: C.I. Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Peter 'Madcat' Ruth (h), Perry Robinson (cl), Jerry Bergonzi (ss, ts), Chris Brubeck (btb), Dave Brubeck (p), Darius Brubeck (ep, syn), Dave Powell (b, eb), Danny Brubeck (d, per)

a.29079Mr. Broadway - 02:44  (Dave Brubeck)
b.29083Sky Scape - 02:42  (Darius Brubeck)
c.29084Temptation Boogie - 08:20  (Darius Brubeck)
d.29085Raga Roni - 02:50  (Perry Robinson)
e.29086Christopher Columbus - 04:00  (Leon Chu Berry, Andy Razaf)
All titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1660 - "Brother, The Great Spirit Made Us All" (1974)

Omit Peter 'Madcat' Ruth (h) on a, d. Omit Jerry Bergonzi (ss) on d, e. Omit Jerry Bergonzi (ts) on a, d. Omit Chris Brubeck (btb) on a, d. Dave Brubeck (p) on a only. Omit Darius Brubeck (ep) on d, e. Darius Brubeck (syn) on d only. Dave Powell (b) on a only. Omit Dave Powell (eb) on a, d. Omit Danny Brubeck (d) on d. Danny Brubeck (per) on d only.

Although Raben lists all material from this date, there may have been additional sessions for Brubeck quartet selections.

"Raga Roni" listed as "Ragaroni."

Danny Brubeck credited as playing squeeze drum and Darius Brubeck credited as playing electric drones on "Raga Roni"

Madcat Ruth also credited as playing Jew's harp on "Temptation Boogie."


Date: June 30, 1974
Location: New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Thomas Keyserling (f, ts, per), Allan Praskin (cl, as, per), Perry Robinson (cl, per), Gunter Hampel (bcl, ss, vib, p), Frederic Rabold (t, c, fh, per), Jack Gregg (b, per), Martin Bues (d), Jeanne Lee (tam, v)

a.01So leicht geht's rauf  (Gunter Hampel)
b.02Manhattan Morning Blues  (Gunter Hampel)
c.03Gateway To The New  (Gunter Hampel)
d.04Garden Of Love  (Gunter Hampel)
e.05Garden Of Love  (Gunter Hampel)
f.06Gateway To The New  (Gunter Hampel)
g.07Bongologuthopejefremaaljia  (Gunter Hampel)
h.08Mr. Galaxie  (Gunter Hampel)
i.09Mr. Galaxie  (Gunter Hampel)
j.10Trav'lin' Light  (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, James Oliver 'Trummy' Young)
k.11Im Himmel - In Heaven  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 0021/22 - Celebrations

Date: September 6, 1975
Location: Sound Ideas, New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib, p), Perry Robinson (cl), Steve McCall (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-01Look At Me For What I Truly Am, Rather Than What You Believe Me To Be  (Gunter Hampel)
b.a-02Mystic Pilgrimage  (Gunter Hampel)
c.b-01Doorway To The Mikrocosmos  (Gunter Hampel)
d.b-02Different Point Of View - Different Reality  (Gunter Hampel)
e.b-03The Cosmic Dancer  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 0024 - Cosmic Dancer

Hampel also credited as playing steel drums.


Date: September 23, 1975
Location: Woodstock, NY
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Anthony Braxton (f, cl, cbc, ss, as), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib, p), Thomas Keyserling (f, ts), Mark Whitecage (f, acl, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Jack Gregg (b), Martin Bues (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-01Don't Fall Around Much Anymore (No. 243) - 06:13  (Gunter Hampel)
b.a-02Morning Bird Call (No. 247) - 08:19  (Gunter Hampel)
c.a-03Touches (No. 271) - 06:17  (Gunter Hampel)
d.a-04Yes, Earth (No. 220) - 08:05  (Gunter Hampel)
e.b-01Purple Skies (No. 232) - 09:50  (Gunter Hampel)
f.b-02Metanoia (No. 238) - 07:52  (Gunter Hampel)
g.b-03Don't Fall Around Much Anymore (No. 243) - 08:26  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 0025 - Enfant Terrible (1975)

Engineer Fred Seibert.

Credits list "+ Ruomi" - who is Gunter Hampel and Jeanne Lee's infant son.


Date: November-December 1975 and January 1976
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Label: AKM

Hans Kumpf (ldr), Hans Kumpf, Perry Robinson (cl)

a.01Petta
b.02Children Song
c.03M. S.  (Hans Kumpf, Perry Robinson)
d.04For Barney  (Perry Robinson, Hans Kumpf)
e.05Free Pulse  (Perry Robinson, Hans Kumpf)
f.06Free Blacks  (Hans Kumpf, Perry Robinson)
g.07Space Together  (Perry Robinson, Hans Kumpf)
h.08Wet Rag
i.09Shits Of Sounds  (Hans Kumpf)
j.10Kunstkopfwullst  (Hans Kumpf)
All titles on: -     AKM LP 12": 002 - Free Blacks

Robinson plays piano on unspecified tracks.

Additional selection: #11 Manana by unknown composer.


Date: ca. December 1975
Location: 83 Leonard Street, New York City
Label: Composers Collective

John Fischer (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (as), John Fischer (p), Rick Kilburn (b), Armen Halburian (per)

a.a-01What If? - 05:20  (John Fischer)
b.a-02Poum! #5 - 06:08  (John Fischer)
c.a-03Temple Passion - 08:56  (John Fischer)
d.a-04Short Pieces #3 - 01:14  (John Fischer, Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage, Armen Halburian, Rick Kilburn)
e.b-01Solo Poum! - 05:04  (John Fischer)
f.b-02Short Pieces #2 - 01:20  (Rick Kilburn, John Fischer, Perry Robinson, Armen Halburian, Mark Whitecage)
g.b-04Sunday Afternoon - 05:22  (John Fischer)
h.b-05Short Pieces #1 - 01:22  (Mark Whitecage, Armen Halburian, John Fischer, Perry Robinson, Rick Kilburn)
i.b-06In Search Of A Word - 03:36  (Rick Kilburn)
All titles on: -     Composers Collective LP 12": CC-722 - INTERface (1976)

Date given as "in the later part of 1975."


Date: "in the later part of 1975"
Location: 83 Leonard Street, New York City
Label: Composers Collective

John Fischer (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (as), John Fischer (p), John Shea (b), Laurence Cook (d, per), Jay Clayton (v)

a.b-03Poum #16 (Out To Lunch) - 03:48  (John Fischer, Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage, Laurence Cook, Jay Clayton, John Shea)
     Composers Collective LP 12": CC-722 - INTERface (1976)

It is assumed this was a separate session from the one involving Rick Kilburn and Armen Halburian.


Date: April 21, 1976
Location: Blue Rock Studio, New York City
Label: OTIC

Bobby Naughton (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Leo Smith (t), Bobby Naughton (vib)

a.a-01The Haunt - 07:10  (Bobby Naughton)
     OTIC LP 12": 1005 - The Haunt (1977)
b.a-01 tk 02The Haunt  (Bobby Naughton)
c.a-02Slant - 05:40  (Bobby Naughton)
     OTIC LP 12": 1005 - The Haunt (1977)
d.a-02 tk 02Slant  (Bobby Naughton)
e.a-03Places - 08:03  (Bobby Naughton)
     OTIC LP 12": 1005 - The Haunt (1977)
f.a-03 tk 02Places  (Bobby Naughton)
g.b-01Rose Island - 09:10  (Bobby Naughton)
     OTIC LP 12": 1005 - The Haunt (1977)
h.b-01 tk 02Rose Island  (Bobby Naughton)
i.b-02Ordette - 09:05  (Bobby Naughton)
     OTIC LP 12": 1005 - The Haunt (1977)

According to Bobby Naughton Discography by Ed Hazell (with assistance from Naughton and Robert Iannapollo) published in Coda 10/82 p.13, the date of June 25 & 26, 1976 listed on album sleeve is incorrect.


Date: May 8, 1976

Label: AKM

Theo Jorgensmann (ldr), Theo Jorgensmann, Perry Robinson (cl)

a.Bottroper Waker
     AKM LP 12": 003 - In Time

Composer unknown - possibly Jorgensmann.


Date: September 19, 1976
Location: Frankfurt Jazz Festival, Frankfurt, Germany
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib, per), Thomas Keyserling (f, as, per), Perry Robinson (cl), Frederic Rabold, Manfred Schoof (t), Martin Bues (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-01Kreislauf  (Gunter Hampel)
b.a-02/b-01Transformation  (Gunter Hampel)
Both titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 0026 - Transformation

On LP issue "Transformation" was split between A & B sides.


Date: October 1976
Location: Studio Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart, Germany
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, cbc, vib, bel, per), Thomas Keyserling (f, ss, as, per), Perry Robinson (cl, per), Martin Bues (d, per)

a.a-01Flight  (Gunter Hampel)
b.a-02Conversation All At Once  (Gunter Hampel)
c.a-03Recognition, Friendship & Love  (Gunter Hampel)
d.a-04The Inside  (Gunter Hampel)
e.a-05More Insight  (Gunter Hampel)
f.b-01Solo, Percussion & Dance Of The New Spirit  (Gunter Hampel)
g.b-02Crossing  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 0029 - Vogelfrei/Birdfree

Date: ca. 1977
Location: Downtown Sound, New York City
Label: Chiaroscuro

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Hilly Dolganes (p), Frank Luther (b), Phillip Wilson (d)

a.a-01The Call - 01:32  (Perry Robinson)
b.a-02Henry's Dance - 05:11  (Perry Robinson)
c.a-03You Are Too Good - 07:45  (Perry Robinson)
d.a-04Mordechai's Blues - 05:28  (Perry Robinson)
e.b-01Atomic Twist - 03:38  (Perry Robinson)
f.b-02Ham And Eggs Tango - 02:24  (Willem Breuker)
g.b-03The Feud - 03:06  (Perry Robinson)
h.b-04The Traveler - 04:57  (Perry Robinson)
i.b-05How Can I Keep From Singing - 04:54  (Earl Robinson)
All titles on: -     Chiaroscuro LP 12": CR-190 - The Traveler (1977)

Date unknown - 1977 is issue date.


Date: ca. 1977
Location: Environ, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl)

a.The Call  (Perry Robinson)

Date unknown - 1977 is speculative. Unknown additional selections. Recorded by Peter Kuhn.


Date: ca. 1977
Location: Berliner Jazztage, Berlin, Germany
Label: [private recording]

John Fischer (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (as), Charles Tyler (bar), John Fischer (p), Mike Richmond (b), Phillip Wilson (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date unknown. 1977 is speculative.


Date: ca. 1977

Label: Laughing Angel

Noah Young [aka Richard Youngstein] (ldr), Mark Whitecage (f, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Peter Loeb (ts), Bobby Naughton (vib), Andy LaVerne (ep, syn), Noah Young [aka Richard Youngstein] (b), Cleve Pozar (d)

a.Heart Seed  (Noah Young)
b.Breakfast  (Bobby Naughton)
c.The Wizard  (Noah Young)
d.Unicorn Dream  (Noah Young)
e.Lake Taco  (Andy LaVerne)
f.The Alchemists' Reunion  (Noah Young)
g.Open Secret  (Noah Young)
h.Blue Whiskers  (Noah Young)
i.Fancy Free  (Bobby Naughton)
All titles on: -     Laughing Angel LP 12": LAR 33 - Unicorn Dream (1981)

Mark Whitecage (f) on g, h only. Perry Robinson (cl) on c, f, g only. Mark Whitecage (as) on a, g only. Peter Loeb (ts) on e only. Bobby Naughton (vib) on b, h, i only. Andy LaVerne (ep) on e only. Andy LaVerne (syn) on e only. Omit Cleve Pozar (d) on d, f.

Date unknown - reportedly c. 1977. Issue date is c. 1981.


Date: 1977
Location: Environ, New York City
Label: ReEntry

John Fischer (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), John Fischer (p)

a.What If? - 04:00  (John Fischer)
b.But Not For Me - 05:37  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Both titles on: -     ReEntry LP 12": 004 - 6 x 1 = 10 (1980)

Date: July 1977
Location: Environ, New York City
Label: ReEntry

John Fischer (ldr), Mark Whitecage (f, acl, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Charles Tyler (bar), John Fischer (p, v), Rick Kilburn (b), Phillip Wilson (d)

a.a-01Quartet - 07:06  (John Fischer)
b.a-02A Day In May - 09:03  (John Fischer)
c.a-03Atlantis - 06:45  (John Fischer)
d.b-01February - 06:11  (John Fischer)
e.b-02Solo Poum #3 - 02:08  (John Fischer)
f.b-03Flies - 04:45  (John Fischer)
g.b-04Tolls - 05:45  (John Fischer)
All titles on: -     ReEntry LP 12": Re-001 - INTERface

Mark Whitecage (f) on b only. Perry Robinson (cl) on b, f, g only. Mark Whitecage (acl) on g only. Mark Whitecage (as) on b, d, f only. Charles Tyler (bar) on a, g only. Omit John Fischer (p) on e. Omit Rick Kilburn (b) on d, e. Omit Phillip Wilson (d) on d, e. John Fischer (v) on e only.

Group known as INTERface.

While LP cover reads "INTERface Live at 8:30 PM Sat Jan '77 Environ 476 Bdwy near Grand 11th Floor" there is no evidence of an audience and the back cover gives date as July 1977.

"Solo Poum #3" is a piece for vocal sounds. Fischer overdubbed himself on this track.


Date: ca. 1978
Location: WDR Jazz Meeting, Köln, Germany
Label: [private recording]

John Fischer (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), John Fischer (p)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date unknown - 1978 is speculative. Unknown additional musicians.


Date: February 2, 1978
Location: Longtoe Studios, New York City
Label: Improvising Artists Inc.

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Badal Roy (tbl, per)

a.a-01Shenandoah - 07:25  (Traditional)
b.a-02Kundalini - 09:27  (Perry Robinson)
Both titles on: -     Improvising Artists Inc. LP 12": IAI 37.38.56 - Kundalini (1978)
-     Improvising Artists Inc. CD: IAI 123856-2 - Kundalini

Omit Badal Roy (per) on a.

According to "Perry Robinson: The Traveler," Nana Vasconcelos was only present at the session of February 9, 1978.

"Shenandoah" is subtitled "How I Long To Look Into Your Third I" and is credited to Perry Robinson.

Video also exists.


Date: February 9, 1978
Location: Longtoe Studios, New York City
Label: Improvising Artists Inc.

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Badal Roy (tbl), Nana Vasconcelos (per)

a.b-01Always Backwards - 15:45  (Perry Robinson, Badal Roy, Nana Vasconcelos)
     Improvising Artists Inc. LP 12": IAI 37.38.56 - Kundalini (1978)
     Improvising Artists Inc. CD: IAI 123856-2 - Kundalini

According to "Perry Robinson: The Traveler," Nana Vasconcelos was only present at the session of February 9, 1978.

Video also exists.


Date: October 17, 1978
Location: Artists' House, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), David Izenzon (b), Barry Altschul (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Information from Ben Young and Carlos Kase discography of David Izenzon.


Date: November 5, 1978
Location: Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib), Mark Whitecage (f, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Martin Bues (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-01Larry's Delight  (Gunter Hampel)
b.a-02/b-01That Came Down On Me  (Gunter Hampel)
c.b-02Your Ballad (No. 116)  (Gunter Hampel)
d.b-03Don't Fall Around Much Anymore (No. 243)  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 0027 - That Came Down On Me

On LP issue, "That Came Down On Me" is split between A and B sides.


Date: November 18, 1978
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, ts, vib), Thomas Keyserling (f, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (as), Martin Bues (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-01While You Think, Keep An Eye On Your Thoughts (No. 415)  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth CD: CD 0031 - All The Things You Could Be If Charles Mingus Was Your Daddy (1998)
b.a-02Hope (No. 384)  (Gunter Hampel)
c.b-01All Is Real (No. 396)  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth CD: CD 0031 - All The Things You Could Be If Charles Mingus Was Your Daddy (1998)
All titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 0028 - All Is Real (1978)

Omit Gunter Hampel (f) on b. Omit Thomas Keyserling (f) on b. Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on b. Gunter Hampel (bcl) on a only. Omit Thomas Keyserling (as) on b. Gunter Hampel (ts) on c only. Gunter Hampel (vib) on b only. Omit Martin Bues (d) on b. Omit Jeanne Lee (v) on b.

Engineer Christoph Wertz.


Date: 1979
Location: Jazz House Workshop, Köln, Germany
Label: [private recording]

John Fischer (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), John Fischer (p)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Additional unknown musicians.

Group known as INTERface.


Date: April 24 & 25 and May 1979
Location: New York City
Label: Alacra

Don Rose (ldr), Mark Whitecage (f, acl, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Don Rose (g), Mario Pavone (b), John Betsch (d), Armen Halburian (per)

a.01Matrix  (Daniel Ted Rose)
b.02More Drums Please  (Daniel Ted Rose)
c.03C'est Un Poisson Du Reve  (Daniel Ted Rose)
d.04The Dance Of The False Faces  (Daniel Ted Rose)
e.05Close Opposites  (Daniel Ted Rose)
f.06The Whole (Tone)  (Daniel Ted Rose)
g.07E. D.  (Daniel Ted Rose)
All titles on: -     Alacra LP 12": 3007 - Close Opposites

Date: November 26-30, 1979
Location: New Jazz Meeting, Baden-Baden, Germany
Label: MPS

Clarinet Summit (ldr), Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky (f, cl), John Carter, Theo Jorgensmann, Perry Robinson (cl), Bernd Konrad (cl, bcl, cbc), Gianluigi Trovesi (bcl), Eje Thelin (tb), Stan Tracey (p), Jean Francois Jenny Clark, Kai Kanthak (b), Aldo Romano, Gunter 'Baby' Sommer (d), Didier Lockwood (vn)

a.a-01You Better Fly Away - 05:58  (Bernd Konrad)
b.a-02Piccolo Processione - 04:56  (Gianluigi Trovesi)
c.a-03Handwork - 13:28  (Bernd Konrad)
d.b-01Tale Of The Trolls - 07:33  (Perry Robinson)
e.b-02Scene From The Black Forest - 10:40  (John Carter)
f.b-03Das Ding (The Thing) - 06:20  (Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky)
All titles on: -     MPS LP 12": 68251 - Live - You Better Fly Away (1980)

"Tale Of The Trolls" listed as "Tales Of Trolls."


Date: April 1, 1980
Location: Cottbus, East Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Gunter Hampel (bcl, bar, vib), Mark Whitecage (as), Martin Bues (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.02All The Things You Could Be If Charles Mingus Was Your Daddy - 20:39  (Gunter Hampel)

Unknown title #1 (16:19).


Date: July 7, 1980
Location: Gothe Institute, Gottingen, Germany
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, bar), Thomas Keyserling, Mark Whitecage (f, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Martin Bues (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.All The Things You Could Be If Charles Mingus Was Your Daddy  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0031 - All The Things You Could Be If Charles Mingus Was Your Daddy
     Birth CD: CD 0031 - All The Things You Could Be If Charles Mingus Was Your Daddy (1998)

On LP issue this selection split between A & B sides.


Date: June 26, 1981
Location: Alt Rathaus, Leipzig, Germany
Label: ReEntry

John Fischer (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), John Fischer (p, v)

a.Spring Blues  (John Fischer)
b.Valse  (John Fischer)
c.Notecracker  (John Fischer)
d.Tolls For L. von B.  (John Fischer)
e.Embraceable You  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
f.All The Things You Are  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
g.What If?  (John Fischer)
h.Hop, Hop, Hop, Poum!  (John Fischer)
All titles on: -     ReEntry LP 12": RE 006 - Live In Eastern Europe (1982)

Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on a, b, c, d. John Fischer (v) on h only.


Date: July 28, 1981
Location: Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, bar, vib), Thomas Keyserling (f, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Martin Bues (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-01Infinite Transparencies  (Gunter Hampel)
b.b-01Her He's World  (Gunter Hampel)
c.b-02See What I Mean?  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth LP 12": 0033 - Life On This Planet 1981

Date: December 15, 1981
Location: Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, bar, vib), Thomas Keyserling (f, as), Jens Frahm, Perry Robinson (cl), Ove Vollquartz (bcl, ss, ts), Otto Jansen (as, ts), Charles Walker (ts), Rudiger Mettenbrink (t), Joachim Guckel (tb), Ingo Marmula (g), Jurgen Attig (b), Martin Bues (d), Klaus Mages (per), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.Pertidos  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0034 - Cavana
b.Bahia  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0034 - Cavana
c.Serenade For Marion Brown  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0034 - Cavana
d.Cavana  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0034 - Cavana
e.Generator  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0035 - Generator
f.Her He's World  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0035 - Generator
g.Compositions  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0035 - Generator

Gunter Hampel (f) on e, f, g only. Omit Thomas Keyserling (f) on e, f, g. Omit Otto Jansen (as) on e, f, g. Omit Gunter Hampel (vib) on e, f, g.


Date: April 24, 1983
Location: Columbia University, New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib, arr), Perry Robinson (cl), Marion Brown, Thomas Keyserling, Mark Whitecage (as), David Schnitter, John Stubblefield (ts), Charles Tyler (bar), Stephen Haynes, Leo Smith (t), Curtis Fowlkes (tb), Wilber Morris (b), Steve McCall (d), Ross Levinson (vn), Art Jenkins, Jeanne Lee (v)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
     Birth VHS: BVNT 16 - All Star Orchestra

WKCR cable television.


Date: November 8, 1983
Location: Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Thomas Keyserling (f, af, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Gunter Hampel (bcl, bar, vib), Marion Brown (as), Manfred Schoof (fh), Albert Mangelsdorff (tb), Barre Phillips (b), Steve McCall (d), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.a-01Waiting (No. 161) - 11:23  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0038 - Jubilation
b.a-02Little Bird (No. 531) - 14:45  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0038 - Jubilation
c.b-01Waltz For Universes In A Corridor (No. 57) - 12:37  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0038 - Jubilation
d.b-02Loughin' To Keep From Cryin' (No. 535) - 03:45  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0038 - Jubilation
e.b-03Turbulence (No. 19) - 05:54
     Birth LP 12": 0038 - Jubilation
f.c-01Spielplatz  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth CD: CD 0038 - Jubilation

Date: September 19, 1984
Location: Rainbow Restaurant, Olympia, WA
Label: FMO Productions

Licorice Factory (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Tom Russell (acl), Bert Wilson (bcl), Chuck Stentz (ts), Craig Hoyer (p), Skip Elliott (eb), Bob Meyer (d)

a.01Just Friends - 09:19  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
b.02Ebony Madness - 12:06
c.03I Love You - 11:48  (Cole Porter)
d.04Slipped Disc - 01:52  (Benny Goodman)
e.05Love Is For The Very Young  (David Raksin)
f.05On Green Dolphin Street  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
g.06Ebony Licorice Forest Factory - 05:28  (collective improvisation)
h.07Atomic Twist - 10:43  (Perry Robinson)
i.08Scrapple From The Apple - 14:48  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on: -     FMO Productions CD: FMO 16 - Ebony Licorice Forest Factory (2003)

e, f performed as medley.

Chuck Stentz (ts) on i only.

Skip Elliott listed as Skip Elyut on this issue.


Date: December 3 & 4, 1984 and January 10, 1985
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: JazzMania

Mike Morgenstern (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (acl, arr), Mike Morgenstern (bcl), Dave Lalama (p), Michael Fleming (b), Walter Perkins (d), Peter Drake, Stutz Horowitz (arr)

a.a-01Azure - 03:33  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
b.a-02A Goodman's Hard To Find - 03:37  (Mike Morgenstern)
c.a-03Baghdad - 05:42  (Perry Robinson)
d.a-04You Needed Me - 02:15  (Charles Randolph Goodrum)
e.a-05Dandelion Wine - 02:37  (Perry Robinson)
f.b-01Laurel & Hardy Meet The Three Stooges - 02:22  (Paul Clements)
g.b-02Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans - 05:00  (Edgar DeLange, Louis Alter)
h.b-03Always On My Mind - 04:08  (Willie Nelson)
i.b-04Stolen Moments - 06:58  (Oliver Nelson)
All titles on: -     JazzMania LP 12": 41206 - Licorice Factory (1985)

Omit Dave Lalama (p) on f. Omit Michael Fleming (b) on f. Omit Walter Perkins (d) on f. Peter Drake (arr) on i only. Stutz Horowitz (arr) on d, g only. Mark Whitecage (arr) on h only.

"Baghdad" listed as "Bag-Dad"


Date: February 4, 1985
Location: Sweet Basil, New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib), Thomas Keyserling, Mark Whitecage (ww), Perry Robinson (cl), Lucky Ennett, Bob Hanlon (ts), Stephen Haynes, Vance Provey (t), Curtis Fowlkes (tb), Bob Stewart (tu), Bill Frisell (g), Kyoto Fujiwara (b), Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (d), Art Jenkins, Jeanne Lee (v)

a.01Sweet Basil - 12:18  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0039 - Fresh Heat (1985)
b.02211 E. 11 Street - 15:29  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0039 - Fresh Heat (1985)
c.03Lichtung (Clearing) - 13:12  (Gunter Hampel)
     Birth LP 12": 0039 - Fresh Heat (1985)
d.04Hawkeye - 10:59  (Gunter Hampel)
e.05Waiting (No. 161) - 22:49  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth CD: CD 0039 - Fresh Heat

On LP issue "211 E. 11 Street" was split between A & B sides.


Date: 1986

Label: Aspen

Earl Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Jeff Elliott (t), Randy Cobb (g, v), Peter Madlem (g, bj), Earl Robinson (p, v), Red Young (p, syn, v), Ron Cobb (syn), Randy Tico (b), David Herring, Casey Jones (d), Mark Schleuz (vn), Michelle Bayard, Julie Christensen, Shelby Flint, Warren Ham, Mama Pat (v)

a.01Joe Hill - 03:21  (Alfred Hayes, Earl Robinson)
b.02Black And White - 02:30  (Earl Robinson, David Arkin)
c.03He Built The Road - 02:49  (Earl Robinson)
d.04We're In The Same Boat, Brother - 03:43  (Earl Robinson, E. Y. Harburg)
e.05Free And Equal Blues - 05:37  (E. Y. Harburg, Earl Robinson)
f.06The House I Live In - 03:16  (Earl Robinson, Abel Meeropol [aka Lewis Allan])
g.07Ballad For Americans - 11:25  (Earl Robinson, John Latouche)
h.08Man's A Man For A'That - 02:47  (Robert Burns)
All titles on: -     Aspen CD: APN 30101 - Alive And Well (1986)

1986 is release date.

Above is collective personnel.


Date: August 28, 1986
Location: location in Soho, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Kenny Davern, Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (acl), Mike Morgenstern (bcl)

a.[unknown titles] - 20:00  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as Licorice Factory. Davern and Robinson are definite, others probable. Unknown additional musicians.


Date: January 31 and February 1, 1987
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Enja

Ray Anderson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Stanton Davis (t), Ray Anderson (tb), Bob Stewart (tu), Mark Dresser (b), Ronnie Burrage (d)

a.01Once In A While - 06:17  (Michael Edwards, Bud Green)
     Enja LP 12": 5037 - It Just So Happens (1987)
b.01-altOnce In A While - 06:24  (Michael Edwards, Bud Green)
c.02It Just So Happens - 05:52  (Ray Anderson)
     Enja LP 12": 5037 - It Just So Happens (1987)
d.03Ross The Boss - 07:29  (Ray Anderson)
     Enja LP 12": 5037 - It Just So Happens (1987)
e.04Elegy For Joe Scott - 05:20  (Ray Anderson)
     Enja LP 12": 5037 - It Just So Happens (1987)
f.05La Vie En Rose - 04:15  (Louis Guglielmi, Edith Piaf)
     Enja LP 12": 5037 - It Just So Happens (1987)
g.07Raven's Jolly Jump-Up - 05:24  (Ray Anderson)
     Enja LP 12": 5037 - It Just So Happens (1987)
h.08Fatelet - 06:59  (Ray Anderson)
     Enja LP 12": 5037 - It Just So Happens (1987)
i.09Fishin' With Gramps - 04:57  (Ray Anderson)
     Enja LP 12": 5037 - It Just So Happens (1987)
All titles on: -     Enja CD: 5037-21 - It Just So Happens (1987)

Perry Robinson (cl) on e, f, g, i only. Bob Stewart (tu) on e, f, g, i only.


Date: February 12, 1987
Location: Bahnhof, Kaldenkirchen, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Simon Nabatov (p), Ed Schuller (b), Ernst Bier (d)

a.01Home (Is Where The Hearth Is) - 23:30  (Perry Robinson)
b.02Mordechai's Blues - 07:05  (Perry Robinson)
c.03Farmer Alfalfa  (Henry Grimes)
d.03Baghdad  (Perry Robinson)
e.03In Time Out - 37:41  (Edwin Schuller)

c, d, e performed as medley.


Date: October 17, 1988
Location: Leverkusener Jazztage, Germany
Label: WestWind

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Simon Nabatov (p), Ed Schuller (b), Ernst Bier (d)

a.01Nightmare Island - 11:32  (Perry Robinson)
b.02Piano Solo - 03:47  (Simon Nabatov)
c.03Margareta - 11:02  (Perry Robinson)
d.04Home (Is Where The Hearth Is) - 06:27  (Perry Robinson)
e.05Bass Solo - 02:23  (Edwin Schuller)
f.06Baghdad - 13:04  (Perry Robinson)
g.07Drum Solo - 03:53  (Ernst Bier)
All titles on: -     WestWind CD: 2026 - Nightmare Island (1989)

Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on b, e, g. Omit Simon Nabatov (p) on e, g. Omit Ed Schuller (b) on b, g. Omit Ernst Bier (d) on b, e.


Date: January 16, 1990
Location: Knitting Factory, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib), Thomas Keyserling, Mark Whitecage (ww), Perry Robinson (cl), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: June-July 1990
Location: CORNET Tonstudio, Cologne, Germany
Label: WestWind

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Simon Nabatov (p), Ed Schuller (b), Ernst Bier (d)

a.01Farmer Alfalfa - 07:30  (Henry Grimes)
b.02Unisphere - 06:31  (Perry Robinson)
c.03Henry's Dance - 06:12  (Perry Robinson)
d.04Sindaram Song - 06:47  (Darius Brubeck)
e.05Warp Factor 9 - 07:26  (Perry Robinson)
f.06Perry's Troika - 06:24  (Perry Robinson)
g.07Old Growth Forest - 07:32  (Dennis Yerry)
h.08Shu Bass Blues - 06:28  (Edwin Schuller)
i.09Call To The Stars - 05:36  (Perry Robinson)
j.10Perrywinkle Blue - 03:36  (Perry Robinson)
All titles on: -     WestWind CD: 2052 - Call To The Stars (1990)

On "Henry's Dance" the piano used is a modified honky-tonk instrument.

Perry Robinson overdubs clarinet on "Sindaram Song."

"Old Growth Forest" misspelled as "Old Groth Forest" on CD sleeve.


Date: July 12, 1990
Location: Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Gary M. Schneider (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Armen Anassian, Diana Smith Barker, Lisa Batchelder, Edward Chividian, Marya Columbia, Moirsheen Kelly, Gregor Kitzis, Alan Schiller, Lisa Steinberg, Diane Volpe, Frank Wang (vn), Martin Andersen, Denise Cridge, Joseph Nigro, Toni Thompson (vl), Jodie Beder, Joseph Kimura, Frank Murphy, David Runnion (vc), William Kannar (cb), Gary M. Schneider (con)

a.Concerto For Jazz Clarinet And String Orchestra  (Gary M. Schneider)

Group known as the Hoboken Chamber Orchestra.


Date: October 8, 1990
Location: All Night Soul, St. Peter's Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Becky Friend (ldr), Becky Friend (f, v), Perry Robinson (cl)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Additional unknown musicians.


Date: December 7, 1990
Location: The Loft, Köln, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Ed Schuller (b), Ernst Bier (d)

a.01The Call - 05:12  (Perry Robinson)
b.02The Feud - 05:56  (Perry Robinson)
c.03Overtonal - 12:11  (Edwin Schuller)
d.04Children's Song - 08:23  (Perry Robinson)
e.05Soundpiece - 13:53  (Perry Robinson, Edwin Schuller, Ernst Bier)
f.06Petite Fleur - 04:45  (Sidney Bechet)
g.07In Time Out - 07:39  (Edwin Schuller)
h.08Bows And Arrows - 04:58  (Alan 'Jake' Jacobs)
All titles on: -     Konnex CD: KCD 5149 - Children's Song (2005)

Private recording lists first set (The Call 7:12/23:48/12:27/8:44) and second set (8:51/15:04/9:19/6:04) - remaining titles unknown. Further information needed.

CD issue credits Bows And Arrows to Jake Holmes. It is believed this is incorrect based on notes to Still Traveling.


Date: January 24, 1991
Location: The Old Bay, New Brunswick, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (cl), Noël Scott (as), Eli Yamin (p, v), Adam Bernstein (b), Andrew Demos (d)

a.01Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd]  (Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham)
b.02Caravan  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol)
c.03The Theme  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
d.03Flintstones Theme  (Peggy Shows, Larry Goldberg, Lynn Bryson)
e.04I Love You  (Cole Porter)
f.05Perdido  (Juan Tizol, Hans Lengsfelder, Ervin Drake)
g.06These Foolish Things  (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
h.07Lover Man  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
i.08Song For Che  (Charlie Haden)
j.09Just You, Just Me  (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
k.10On The Sunny Side Of The Street  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)

c, d performed as medley.

Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on i. Omit Noël Scott (as) on i. Omit Eli Yamin (p) on i. Omit Andrew Demos (d) on i. Eli Yamin (v) on k only.


Date: July 6, 1991
Location: Domicile, Dortmund, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Simon Nabatov (p), Ed Schuller (b), Ernst Bier (d)

a.01Simple Simon - 06:48  (Simon Nabatov)
b.02Call To The Stars - 07:20  (Perry Robinson)
c.03Touch Of Strange - 05:08  (Perry Robinson)
d.04The Feud - 11:05  (Perry Robinson)
e.05Quasar - 11:56  (Edwin Schuller)
f.06Home (Is Where The Hearth Is) - 06:03  (Perry Robinson)

Date: September 2, 1991
Location: Knitting Factory, New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib), Thomas Keyserling (f, as), Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (ss, as), Jeanne Lee (v)

a.01By All Means - 15:52  (Gunter Hampel)
b.02Are You Phoenix? - 16:46  (Gunter Hampel)
c.03As If It Were A Bridge - 26:19  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth CD: CD 0040 - Celestial Glory

Date: September 6, 1991
Location: Bottrop, Germany
Label: NOM

Eckard Koltermann (ldr), Theo Jorgensmann, Perry Robinson (cl), Eckard Koltermann (bcl)

a.01Touch Of Strange  (Perry Robinson)
b.02Ida  (Theo Jorgensmann)
c.03Basta (dedicated to Helmut Schweizer)  (Theo Jorgensmann)
d.04Carteristic (dedicated to John Carter)  (Eckard Koltermann)
e.05Dandelion Wine  (Perry Robinson)
All titles on: -     NOM CD: LC 7218 - Materialized Perception (1992)

Date: April 13, 1994
Location: Context Performance Space, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Rozanne Levine (ldr), Will Connell, Jr., Rozanne Levine, Perry Robinson, Blaise Siwula, Mark Whitecage (cl), William Parker (b), Jackson Krall (d), Jason Hwang (vn)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as the Clarinet Choir.


Date: November 28, 1994
Location: Catharina Kapel, Hardewijk, Netherlands
Label: BVHAAST

Burton Greene (ldr), Hans Mekel (cl, as, arr), Perry Robinson (cl), Patricia Beysens (t, v), Larry Fishkind (tu), Burton Greene (p, arr), Roberto Haliffi (d, per)

a.01Galitzianer Sher - 05:42  (Traditional)
b.02Hatitai Hashem - 09:18  (Traditional)
c.03Rumanian Doina/Varshaver Freylekhs - 08:18  (Traditional)
d.04Rifkele Di Shabesdike - 03:56  (Pesakh Kaplan)
e.05Moldavian Hora - 06:57  (V. Belufa)
f.06Laila, Laila - 06:02  (Mordecai Zeira)
g.07Yama Didi Variations - 08:24  (Traditional)
h.08Chassidic Song - 05:46  (Traditional)
i.09Et Share Ratson - 04:59  (Traditional)
j.10Esta Parea Ke Viene - 05:05  (Traditional)
k.11Dedication - 03:57  (Burton Greene)
l.12Jew-azzic Park  (Burton Greene)
m.12Sirba - 06:40  (David Taras)
All titles on: -     BVHAAST CD: 9506 - Jew-azzic Park (1995)

l, m performed as medley.

Omit Burton Greene (arr) on a, b, f, k, l, m. Hans Mekel (arr) on a only.

Group known as Klezmokum.

Burton Greene contributed original music to "Hatitai Hashem," "Laila, Laila," "Yama Didi Variations," "Et Share Ratson," and "Esta Parea Ke Viene."


Date: ca. 1995
Location: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Fischer (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), John Fischer (p)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as INTERface. Additional musicians present. Details unknown.


Date: ca. 1995

Label: P-Vine

George Clinton (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Cyrus Niccore (dg), Michael Hampton, Dewayne 'Blackbird' McKnight (g), Joseph 'Amp' Fiddler (key), Muruga Booker (per), George Clinton, Kevin Johnson, Louie Kabbabie, Patavian Lewis, Trafael Lewis, Michael 'Clip' Payne, Charlie Wilson, Belita Woods (v)

a.Pepe (The Pill Popper) - 06:08
     P-Vine CD: PCD-4201 - Police Doggy (1995)

Date unknown - 1995 is issue date.


Date: February 8, 1995
Location: Context Performance Space, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (cl), Vincent Chancey (frh), Masahiko Kono (tb), John Fischer (p), Wilber Morris (b), Ben Kilmer (d, per)

a.01MmBlues In C  (John Fischer)
b.02Deep Blue Lake  (John Fischer)
c.03Foggy  (John Fischer)
d.04What If?  (John Fischer)
e.05Tolls  (John Fischer)
f.06The Late Show  (John Fischer)
g.07Free Improvisations  (John Fischer, Perry Robinson, Wilber Morris, Vincent Chancey, Masahiko Kono, Ben Kilmer)

Date: February 8, 1995
Location: Context Performance Space, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Rozanne Levine (ldr), Theo Jorgensmann, Richard Keene, Rozanne Levine, Perry Robinson, Blaise Siwula, Mark Whitecage (cl)

a.Free Improvisation  (Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage, Theo Jorgensmann, Rozanne Levine, Blaise Siwula, Richard Keene)

Group known as the Clarinet Choir.


Date: April 6, 1995
Location: Context Performance Space, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Rozanne Levine (ldr), Rozanne Levine, Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage (cl)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as Crystal Clarinets.


Date: April 13, 1995
Location: Context Performance Space, New York City
Label: Cadence

Lou Grassi (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, scl, oc), Herb Robertson (c, per), Steve Swell (tb), Burton Greene (p), Wilber Morris (b), Lou Grassi (d, per)

a.01PoGressions, Part I - 22:01  (Lou Grassi, Perry Robinson, Steve Swell, Herb Robertson, Burton Greene, Wilber Morris)
b.02PoGressions, Part II - 20:24  (Wilber Morris, Perry Robinson, Herb Robertson, Burton Greene, Lou Grassi, Steve Swell)
c.03PoGressions, Part III - 14:55  (Steve Swell, Lou Grassi, Perry Robinson, Herb Robertson, Wilber Morris, Burton Greene)
All titles on: -     Cadence CD: 1062 - PoGressions (1996)

Herb Robertson credited as playing: cornet, pocket trumpet, soprano post horn, flutes, whistles, toys, percussion.


Date: December 28, 1995
Location: AlterKnit Theater, Knitting Factory, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Simon Nabatov (p), Ed Schuller (b), Ernst Bier (d)

a.01The Call  (Perry Robinson)
b.02Farmer Alfalfa  (Henry Grimes)
c.03Baghdad  (Perry Robinson)
d.04Touch Of Strange  (Perry Robinson)
e.05Warp Factor 9  (Perry Robinson)
f.06Margareta  (Perry Robinson)
g.07Old Growth Forest  (Dennis Yerry)
h.08The Call  (Perry Robinson)
i.09Son Of Alfalfa  (Henry Grimes)
j.10Wahayla  (Perry Robinson)
k.11Unisphere  (Perry Robinson)
l.12Home (Is Where The Hearth Is)  (Perry Robinson)

Date: February 9, 1996
Location: Community Church Of Hoboken, Hoboken, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Solar (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, scl), Eli Yamin (p), Adam Bernstein (b), Andrew Demos (d)

a.01My Gypsy Baby  (Perry Robinson)
b.02Song From The Children  (Eli Yamin)
c.03Sad Horizon  (Adam Bernstein)
d.04Sing Song  (Eli Yamin)
e.05Buzzin' At The Bo'  (Perry Robinson)
f.06New Light  (Eli Yamin)
g.07Pushin' 30  (Eli Yamin)
h.08Perry's Majesty  (Eli Yamin)
i.09Samba De Aztac  (Adam Bernstein)
j.10Things Ain't What They Used To Be  (Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons)

Date: June 26, 1996
Location: What Is Jazz? Festival, Biblio's Cafe, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Lou Grassi (ldr), Herb Robertson (f, t, per), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Steve Swell (tb), Dave Hofstra (b), Lou Grassi (d, per)

a.01Dandelion Wine  (Perry Robinson)
b.02Lou's Blues  (Steve Swell)
c.03Hold It  (Marshall Brown)
d.04Dixie-Like  (Steve Swell)
e.05Buzzin' At The Bo'  (Perry Robinson)
f.06Free Improvisation  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson, Lou Grassi, Herb Robertson, Dave Hofstra)

This ensemble was listed as the Space-Time Swing Band, clearly an antecedent to Lou Grassi's PoBand.

Herb Robertson played pocket trumpet, flutes, soprano post horn, toys, and percussion.


Date: October 25 & 26, 1996
Location: John Jay Theater, New York City
Label: Braxton House

Anthony Braxton (ldr), Rob Brown, Patty Monson, Ned Rothenberg (f), Joseph Celli, Raphael Cohon (ob), Libby van Cleve (enh), Michael Rabinowitz (bsn), Randy McKean, Perry Robinson, Chris Speed, Cory Wright (cl), Brandon Evans, Amy Platt (bcl), Chris Jonas, Mark Whitecage (ss), Michael Attias (as), David Bindman (ts), Aaron Stewart (bar), Chris Matthay, Herb Robertson (t), Marshall Sealy, Tom Varner (frh), Joe Fielder, Steve Swell (tb), Ron Caswell (tu), Ted Reichman (acc), Reggie Nicholson, Kevin Norton, Gino Robair (per), Jacquie Carrasco, Ralph Farris, Jason Hwang, Gregor Kitzis, Gwen Lester, Sara Parkins, Marlene Rice (vn), Alva Anderson, Martha Mooke (vl), Catherine Bent, Nioka Workman (vc), Joe Fonda, John Menegon (cb), Elizabeth Panzer (hrp), Lisa Bielawa, Melissa Fathman, Elizabeth Henreckenson-Farnum, Heather Dea Jennings, Matthew Pass, Gregory Purnhagen, Melton Sawyer, Benjamin Sosland, Peter Stewart (v), Anthony Braxton (con)

a.Composition 162  (Anthony Braxton)
     Braxton House CD: BH-008 - Trillium R - Shala Fears For The Poor (1999)

Lisa Bielawa (soprano) as "Shala"
Melissa Fathman (soprano) as "Ntzockie"
Elizabeth Henreckenson-Farnum (alto) as "Alva"
Heather Dea Jennings (mezzo-soprano) as "Kim"
Matthew Pass (tenor) as "David"
Benjamin Sosland (tenor) as "Ojuwain"
Melton Sawyer (baritone) as "Ashmenton"
Gregory Purnhagen (baritone) as "Joreo"
Peter Stewart (bass) as "Zakko"

Instrumental soloists:
Rob Brown-f
Joseph Celli-ob
Libby van Cleve-enh
Perry Robinson-cl
Brandon Evans-bcl
Mark Whitecage-ss
David Bindman-ts
Aaron Stewart-bar
Steve Swell-tb


Date: December 1996
Location: Tonstudio On Air, Berlin, Germany
Label: Timescraper

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, scl, oc), Simon Nabatov (p, acc), Ed Schuller (b), Ernst Bier (d)

a.01The Call - 02:06  (Perry Robinson)
b.02Wahayla - 06:53  (Perry Robinson)
c.03Son Of Alfalfa - 05:09  (Henry Grimes)
d.04Interlude I - 01:01  (Perry Robinson, Simon Nabatov)
e.05My Gypsy Baby - 04:07  (Perry Robinson)
f.06For Django - 05:07  (Henry Grimes)
g.07Walk On - 05:14  (Perry Robinson)
h.08Touch Of Strange - 06:20  (Perry Robinson)
i.09Interlude II - 01:27  (Simon Nabatov, Perry Robinson)
j.10Harem Dance - 05:14  (Perry Robinson)
k.11Angels - 08:15  (Perry Robinson)
l.12Angelology - 03:50  (Perry Robinson)
m.13The Call - 01:34  (Perry Robinson)
All titles on: -     Timescraper CD: 9613 - Angelology (1998)

CD gives issue date as 1996, but this was not issued until 1998.


Date: July 16 & 17, 1997
Location: The Spirit Room, Rossie, NY
Label: CIMP

Lou Grassi (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Herb Robertson (t, c), Steve Swell (tb), Wilber Morris (b), Lou Grassi (d, per)

a.01Mo' Po, Part A - 09:21  (Lou Grassi, Perry Robinson, Herb Robertson, Steve Swell, Wilber Morris)
b.02Mo' Po, Part B - 08:39  (Wilber Morris, Perry Robinson, Herb Robertson, Lou Grassi, Steve Swell)
c.03Mo' Po, Part C - 06:14  (Steve Swell, Wilber Morris, Perry Robinson, Herb Robertson, Lou Grassi)
d.04We Too - 02:47  (Lou Grassi, Wilber Morris)
e.05Air Play - 17:09  (Wilber Morris, Perry Robinson, Lou Grassi, Herb Robertson, Steve Swell)
f.06Train Ride - 21:41  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson, Herb Robertson, Lou Grassi, Wilber Morris)
g.07Timepiece - 06:31  (Wilber Morris, Lou Grassi, Perry Robinson, Herb Robertson, Steve Swell)
All titles on: -     CIMP CD: 156 - Mo' Po (1998)

Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on d. Omit Herb Robertson (t) on d. Omit Herb Robertson (c) on d. Omit Steve Swell (tb) on d. Omit Perry Robinson (oc) on d.


Date: May 2, 1998
Location: Studio Greenfields Forever, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Label: BVHAAST

Burton Greene (ldr), Hans Mekel (cl, as, arr), Perry Robinson (cl), Larry Fishkind (tu), Burton Greene (p, arr), Roberto Haliffi (d, per), Patricia Beysens (v)

a.01Atesh Tanz - 03:40  (Traditional)
b.02Russian Sher #5  (Traditional)
c.02Sherele - 05:48  (Traditional)
d.03Y'did Nefesh - 05:50  (Ehud Zweig, Sara Zweig)
e.04Doina In G Major  (Traditional)
f.04Old Klezmer Dance - 08:11  (Traditional)
g.05Shir Hashomer - 06:18  (Benjamin Chatulli)
h.06El Rey Por Muncha Madruga - 04:33  (Traditional)
i.07Hora Marè - 05:02  (Traditional)
j.08Shoror - 06:09  (Traditional)
k.09Adonai Melech/Hodu L'Adonai - 08:18  (Traditional)
l.10Los Kaminos De Sirkidji - 04:48  (Traditional)
m.11Desert Dance - 05:27  (Larry Fishkind)
n.12Nevala - 07:07  (John Zorn)
All titles on: -     BVHAAST CD: 9809 - ReJew-venation

b, c performed as medley.

e, f performed as medley.

Burton Greene (arr) on d, g, n only. Hans Mekel (arr) on b, e only.

Group known as Klezmokum.

Burton Greene contributed original music to "Atesh Tanz," "Sherele," "Old Klezmer Dance," El Ray Por Muncha Madruga," "Hora Marè," "Adonai Melech/Hodu L'Adonai," and "Los Kaminos De Sirkidji."


Date: June 6, 1998
Location: The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT
Label: [private recording]

Rozanne Levine (ldr), Rozanne Levine, Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage (cl), Taylor Ho Bynum (t, fh), Joe Fonda (b)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as Crystal Clarinets. Taylor Ho Bynum also played pocket trumpet.


Date: September 24, 1998
Location: Tri-Centric Festival, Greenwich House Music School, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Rozanne Levine (ldr), Anthony Braxton (cl, cbc), Rozanne Levine (cl), Perry Robinson (cl, scl), Mark Whitecage (cl, acl, ss), Taylor Ho Bynum (t, fh), Joe Fonda (b), Tomas Ulrich (vc)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as Crystal Clarinets. Levine and Whitecage also played sound sculptures. Taylor Ho Bynum also played pocket trumpet.


Date: ca. 1999

Label: DPR

Dave Sethlow Bernz (ldr), Dave Sethlow Bernz (h, g, bj, v, arr), Perry Robinson (scl), Randolphe Harris (g, arr), Pete Seeger (bj), C. Eugene Cooper, Huddie Ledbetter, The Weavers (arr)

a.01Dandelion Wine - 03:19  (Perry Robinson)
b.02None Of Us Are Free - 04:43  (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Brenda Russell)
c.031% Phosphorous - 03:49  (Pete Seeger, David Sethlow Bernz)
d.04Welcome Home - 04:42  (Randolphe Harris)
e.05Red Goes The Vine - 03:55  (David Sethlow Bernz)
f.06Cool Clear Water - 05:53  (Bob Nolan)
g.07This Little Light Of Mine - 04:13  (Traditional)
h.08Mary's Lambs - 04:26  (Traditional, Sara Josepha Hale)
i.09Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - 03:45  (Traditional)
j.10Give Peace A Chance  (John Lennon)
k.10What's Going On  (Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland)
l.10Imagine - 06:16  (John Lennon)
m.11Rainbow In Your Eyes - 04:14  (Randolphe Harris)
n.12Seven Daffodils - 06:07  (Lee Hays, Helen Mosely)
o.13Dandelion Wine - 03:03  (Perry Robinson)
All titles on: -     DPR CD: 1001 - Daffodils And Dandelions (1999)

j, k, l performed as medley.

Pete Seeger (bj) on h only. Dave Sethlow Bernz (arr) on h only. C. Eugene Cooper (arr) on g only. Randolphe Harris (arr) on g only. Huddie Ledbetter (arr) on i only. The Weavers (arr) on i only.

Date unknown - 1999 is issue date.


Date: April 2, 1999
Location: The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
Label: Beancake

Peter 'Madcat' Ruth (ldr), Peter 'Madcat' Ruth (h, kal, v), Perry Robinson (cl), Chris Brubeck (btb, p, eb), Shari Kane (g, v), Kevin Maul (stg), Chris 'Hambone' Cameron (p), Jason Boekeloo (b), Ruben Alvarez (d, per)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
     Beancake CD: BR-010 - Madcat & The Cats Live At The Ark

Details needed.


Date: May 1, 1999
Location: Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (cl), Roswell Rudd (tb), Burton Greene (p)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as Bezerkus.


Date: May 9, 1999
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (cl), Roswell Rudd (tb), Burton Greene (p)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as Bezerkus.


Date: May 10 & 11, 1999
Location: The Spirit Room, Rossie, NY
Label: CIMP

Lou Grassi (ldr), Marshall Allen (f, as), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Paul Smoker (t), Steve Swell (tb), Wilber Morris (b), Lou Grassi (d)

a.01Bird Symphony - 32:52  (Marshall Allen, Lou Grassi, Perry Robinson, Steve Swell, Paul Smoker, Wilber Morris)
b.02(Midnight) Blues - 14:42  (Wilber Morris, Paul Smoker, Lou Grassi, Perry Robinson, Marshall Allen, Steve Swell)
c.03Soft Winds - 10:24  (Steve Swell, Paul Smoker, Marshall Allen, Perry Robinson, Lou Grassi, Wilber Morris)
d.04LouRa - 11:35  (Paul Smoker)
All titles on: -     CIMP CD: 207 - PoZest (2000)

Date: May 19 & 20, 1999
Location: Tonstudio On Air, Berlin, Germany
Label: WestWind

Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Christoph Adams (p, v), Ed Schuller (b), Ernst Bier (d)

a.01Prelude In D Minor - 07:32  (Manolo Mercedes)
b.02Un Poco De - 06:30  (Perry Robinson)
c.03Atomic Twist - 06:26  (Perry Robinson)
d.04Bows And Arrows - 04:54  (Alan 'Jake' Jacobs)
e.05The Traveler [lyric version] - 06:11  (Ronnie Khan, Perry Robinson)
f.06Thar Song - 04:03  (Perry Robinson)
g.07Home (Is Where The Hearth Is) - 06:20  (Perry Robinson)
h.08Ola Tete - 05:06  (Perry Robinson)
i.09You Are Too Good [lyric version] - 06:11  (Perry Robinson, Ronnie Khan)
j.10Buzzin' At The Bo' - 03:21  (Perry Robinson)
All titles on: -     WestWind CD: WW 2139 - Still Traveling (2003)

Christoph Adams (v) on e, i, j only.


Date: December 29, 1999
Location: Knitting Factory, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Mark Whitecage (ldr), Mark Whitecage (ww), Perry Robinson (cl)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as Electro. Instruments are processed through electronics.


Date: ca. June 2000
Location: The Spirit Room, Rossie, NY
Label: CIMP

Lou Grassi (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Joseph Jarman (as), Paul Smoker (t), Steve Swell (tb), Wilber Morris (b), Lou Grassi (d)

a.01Rhythm Rules  (Lou Grassi, Joseph Jarman, Wilber Morris, Perry Robinson, Paul Smoker, Steve Swell)
b.02Air Play  (Wilber Morris, Perry Robinson, Lou Grassi, Herb Robertson, Steve Swell)
c.03Po Jar  (Paul Smoker)
d.04Zephyr  (Paul Smoker, Perry Robinson, Joseph Jarman, Wilber Morris, Lou Grassi, Steve Swell)
e.05Making Points  (Steve Swell, Joseph Jarman, Lou Grassi, Perry Robinson, Paul Smoker, Wilber Morris)
f.06A Quiet Little Bop Piece  (Wilber Morris, Lou Grassi, Paul Smoker, Steve Swell, Perry Robinson, Joseph Jarman)
All titles on: -     CIMP CD: 227 - Joy Of Being (2001)

Date given as June 2000.

"Air Play" is credited to the six performers - the relation to the 1997 composition/performance of the same name is not known.


Date: ca. 2001
Location: Strobe-Light Sound, Brooklyn, NY
Label: Eremite

William Parker (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), William Parker (b, per, v), Walter Perkins (d, v)

a.01Bob's Pink Cadillac - 13:52  (William Parker)
b.02Overcoat In The River - 10:37  (William Parker)
c.03Blue Flower - 18:24  (William Parker)
d.04Fence In The Snow - 28:43  (William Parker)
All titles on: -     Eremite CD: MTE 032/33 - Bob's Pink Cadillac (2001)

Date given as January 2001.

William Parker listed as playing: bass, gralle, jogibaba, bells, vocals


Date: ca. 2001
Location: Duck Head Studios, Ann Arbor, MI
Label: Think Musart

Muruga Booker (ldr), Ken Kozora (f, syn), Ralph Koziarski (ww), Peter 'Madcat' Ruth (h), Perry Robinson (cl), Steve Dely (g), Mady Kouyati (kor), Muruga Booker (syn, d, per, v), Vittala Booker, Martin Simmons (syn), Richard Smith (eb), Owen B (vn), Shakti Booker, Belita Woods (v)

a.01Wanna Dance - 03:27  (Muruga Booker, Belita Woods)
b.02Let My People Play - 05:30  (Muruga Booker, Perry Robinson)
c.03Light Of The Spirit - 04:25  (Muruga Booker)
d.04Govinda Jai Jaya - 04:43  (Muruga Booker, Perry Robinson)
e.05Find The Peace & Love Inside - 03:29  (Muruga Booker, Shakti Booker)
f.06Selfadelic Funk - 03:49  (Shakti Booker, Vittala Booker, Muruga Booker, Belita Woods)
g.07Afro Pearl Blue - 10:51  (Muruga Booker)
h.08Prayerful Drums - 05:46  (Richard Smith, Muruga Booker, Perry Robinson, Ken Kozora)
i.09Global Village Party - 05:11  (Muruga Booker, Shakti Booker)
j.10One Global Village - 12:57  (Muruga Booker, Vittala Booker)
k.11The Thought Of You - 04:53  (Muruga Booker)
l.12Blue Hill Ocean Dance - 14:34  (Muruga Booker)
All titles on: -     Think Musart CD: TM 002 - One Global Village (2002)

Ken Kozora (f) on l only. Ralph Koziarski (ww) on b, g, k, l only. Omit Peter 'Madcat' Ruth (h) on c, e, h, l. Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on e. Steve Dely (g) on f only. Mady Kouyati (kor) on i only. Vittala Booker (syn) on j only. Omit Ken Kozora (syn) on l. Omit Martin Simmons (syn) on a, d, f, h, i, l. Omit Owen B (vn) on d, f, h, l. Omit Shakti Booker (v) on g, h, l. Belita Woods (v) on a, b, f only.

No date given - 2002 is issue date. Probably multiple sessions with extensive overdubs - no specifics known.

Vittala Booker credited as playing "Acid computer loops" on 10

Ken Kozora also credited as playing Zen drum

Muruga Booker also credited as playing drum machine, accordion, homemade clay drums


Date: August 1, 2001
Location: Tonic, New York City
Label: Eremite

William Parker (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), William Parker (b, per, v), Walter Perkins (d, v)

a.01Ebony Fantasy, part I - 14:39  (William Parker)
b.02Ebony Fantasy, part II - 13:48  (William Parker)
c.03Ebony Fantasy, part III - 09:53  (William Parker)
d.04Ebony Fantasy, part IV - 11:44  (William Parker)
e.05Ebony Fantasy, part V - 08:37  (William Parker)
All titles on: -     Eremite CD: MTE 032/33 - Bob's Pink Cadillac (2001)

William Parker listed as playing: bass, gralle, jogibaba, bells, vocals


Date: September 1, 2001
Location: Zoka Coffee, Seattle, WA
Label: Private issue

3 much fun (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Jim Knodle (t), Marc Smason (tb)

a.01Daltz 4 Webbie - 04:30  (Perry Robinson, Jim Knodle, Marc Smason)
b.02In The Rain - 05:30  (Jim Knodle)
c.03Jish - 04:55  (Marc Smason, Perry Robinson, Jim Knodle)
d.04Angels - 05:20  (Perry Robinson)
e.05September - 05:00  (Jim Knodle, Perry Robinson, Marc Smason)
f.06Farmer Alfalfa - 05:30  (Henry Grimes)
g.07Way Down - 05:35  (Marc Smason, Perry Robinson, Jim Knodle)
h.08Thar Song - 05:00  (Perry Robinson)
i.09Shira's Mambo - 05:20  (Jim Knodle, Perry Robinson, Marc Smason)
j.10For Django - 02:50  (Henry Grimes)
All titles on: -     3 much fun CD: CM 1006 - 3 much fun (2002)

"For Django" listed as "4 Django" and incorrectly credited to Perry Robinson.

Issue gives no record label, only contact information - musicetc@earthlink.net (206) 760-1764


Date: November 26, 2001
Location: Badal Roy's home, East Brunswick, NJ
Label: Geetika

Badal Roy (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Ed Schuller (b), Badal Roy (tbl, per, v)

a.01Prelude - 00:36  (Badal Roy)
b.02Mountain Soup - 06:25  (Perry Robinson)
c.03Harem Dance - 07:48  (Perry Robinson)
d.04Tale Of The Trolls - 07:05  (Perry Robinson)
e.05Interlude Jam - 05:54  (Edwin Schuller, Perry Robinson, Badal Roy)
f.06Touch Of Strange - 04:24  (Perry Robinson)
g.07Ladab Ladoo - 06:49  (Edwin Schuller)
h.08Raga Roni - 05:44  (Perry Robinson)
i.09'Nuff Said - 05:34  (Edwin Schuller)
All titles on: -     Geetika CD: - - Raga Roni (2002)

Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on a. Omit Ed Schuller (b) on a. Omit Badal Roy (per) on a. Badal Roy (v) on e, i only.


Date: ca. January 14, 2002
Location: The Spirit Room, Rossie, NY
Label: CIMP

Lou Grassi (ldr), Art Baron (f, tb, dg, oc, per), John Tchicai (f, bcl, ts), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Paul Smoker (t), Wilber Morris (b), Lou Grassi (d)

a.01Daddy No Mana - 06:02  (John Tchicai)
b.02Yolo's Bayou - 08:08  (John Tchicai)
c.03Drunk & Happy - 11:32  (John Tchicai)
d.04Tidens Tand - 08:26  (John Tchicai)
e.05Oxbow Incident - 08:49  (John Tchicai, Paul Smoker, Perry Robinson, Lou Grassi, Wilber Morris, Art Baron)
f.06Stealing Beauty, part 1 - 06:41  (John Tchicai)
g.07Stealing Beauty, part 2 - 03:51  (John Tchicai)
h.08Red Sky In Morning - 10:07  (Perry Robinson, Lou Grassi, Wilber Morris, Art Baron, Paul Smoker, John Tchicai)
All titles on: -     CIMP CD: 262 - ComPOsed (2002)

Date given as January 14 & 15, 2002.


Date: August 11, 2002
Location: Knitting Factory, New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib), Perry Robinson (cl), Lou Grassi (d), Hersch Silverman (spk)

a.01Brother Angel  (Gunter Hampel)
b.02Who's Controlling Whom?  (Gunter Hampel)
c.03Smiling Energy  (Gunter Hampel)
d.05Charlie Parker Place, part 1  (Gunter Hampel)
e.06Charlie Parker Place, part 2  (Gunter Hampel)
All titles on: -     Birth CD: 066 - Challenge Of The Now (2002)

Gunter Hampel (f) on a only. Gunter Hampel (bcl) on a, c only. Omit Gunter Hampel (vib) on a. Hersch Silverman (spk) on c only.

During 03 Silverman reads his poem "All Is But A Dream."

Track 04 is a spoken announcement.


Date: September 18, 2002
Location: Tonic, New York City
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib), Perry Robinson (cl), Lou Grassi (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
     Birth DVD: 020918 - Live At Tonic (2003)

Date: September 18, 2002
Location: Andrei Strobert Studios
Label: Drimala

Perry Robinson, Steve Swell (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Steve Swell (tb)

a.01Careful Little Hempen Clouds - 05:38  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
b.02Resemblance Spilling Thick - 04:21  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
c.03Lunatics Spend Redundant Mind - 02:58  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
d.04Immortals Reveal Deeper Streets - 02:24  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
e.05Visible Pink Plateau - 02:40  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
f.06Rumor Exists Under Abolished Victims - 07:59  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
g.07Children's Song - 03:11  (Perry Robinson)
h.08The Places Have Mingled Relationships - 04:05  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
i.09Shallow Facades Find Opaque Polyhedrons On The Horizon - 04:08  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
j.10Skyscrapers Swaying Toward Oases Of Fresh Water - 02:30  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
k.11Suspicious Umbrellas Remembering Clearly - 03:05  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
l.12The Copper Clock Unfurls Its Boiling Caravan - 03:29  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
m.13Patterns Will Be Revealed Outside Iron Sheds - 04:23  (Steve Swell, Perry Robinson)
All titles on: -     Drimala CD: DR 03-347-04 - Invisible Cities (2003)

Date: March 15, 2003
Location: Hallwalls Contemporary Center, Buffalo, NY
Label: Birth

Gunter Hampel (ldr), Gunter Hampel (f, bcl, vib), Perry Robinson (cl), Lou Grassi (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
     Birth DVD: 030315 - Hope (2003)

Private tape also exists: two sets of three selections each.


Date: April 23, 2003
Location: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Teddy Charles (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Teddy Charles (vib), Ed Schuller (b)

a.01Walkin' [aka Gravy]  (Richard Carpenter, Jimmy Mundy)
b.02Confirmation  (Charlie Parker)
c.03Body And Soul  (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green)
d.04The Theme  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
e.05What Is This Thing Called Love  (Cole Porter)
f.06Out Of Nowhere  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
g.07On Green Dolphin Street  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
h.08'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
i.09The Theme  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)

Date: May 31, 2003
Location: WKCR-FM Studios, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Henry Grimes (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Henry Grimes (b), Tom Price (d)

a.01For Django  (Henry Grimes)
b.02The Call  (Perry Robinson)
c.03Blasting Off  (Perry Robinson)
d.04Improvisation  (collective improvisation)

Broadcast live as part of the 103-hour Henry Grimes Festival on WKCR-FM. Video also exists.


Date: July 18, 2003
Location: Joel Primer home studio, North Plainfield, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Rozanne Levine (cl, acl), Perry Robinson (cl, scl, oc), Mark Whitecage (cl, as, bw), Matthew Snyder (bcl, pw, arr)

a.01Bye-Ya - 02:31  (Thelonious Monk)
b.02A Little Lite Polka - 06:25  (collective improvisation)
c.03Lying In Bed, Moving Through Space  (Rozanne Levine)
d.03Hermit's Dance - 08:29  (Rozanne Levine)
e.04Ugly Beauty - 04:18  (Thelonious Monk)
f.05Half Wit - 02:53  (collective improvisation)
g.06Touch Of Strange - 04:27  (Perry Robinson)

c, d performed as medley.

Rozanne Levine (cl) on g only. Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on c, d, e. Omit Mark Whitecage (cl) on g. Perry Robinson (scl) on c, d, e only. Omit Rozanne Levine (acl) on g. Mark Whitecage (as) on g only. Perry Robinson (oc) on d only. Mark Whitecage (bw) on d only. Matthew Snyder (pw) on c, d only. Matthew Snyder (arr) on e only.

Group known as New Reed Quartet.

Snyder also credited as playing flute. Levine also credited as playing wood flutes. Specifics needed.


Date: July 21, 2003
Location: WKCR-FM Studios, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Henry Grimes (ldr), Roy Campbell, Jr. (f, wf, rec, t, fh), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Andrew Bemkey (p), Henry Grimes, Chris Sullivan (b), Michael Thompson (d)

a.01Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
b.02Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
c.03Improvisation  (collective improvisation)

Chris Sullivan (b) on c only.

Three extended selections broadcast live on WKCR-FM. Video also exists.

Thompson also plays half-filled plastic water glass.


Date: December 10, 2003
Location: Gromka Club, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Label: [private recording]

Henry Grimes (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Eight selections: 18:14/18:40/16:39/3:41/10:25/9:07/12:45/12:16


Date: December 11, 2003
Location: Panic Jazz Club Marostica, Vincenza, Italy
Label: [radio broadcast]

Henry Grimes (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (d)

a.01When Will The Blues Leave? - 12:22  (Ornette Coleman)
b.03Margareta - 06:23  (Perry Robinson)
c.04The Call - 12:19  (Perry Robinson)
d.05Dark Eyes [aka Otchi-tchor-ni-ya] - 14:47  (Traditional)

One additional unknown selection #2: (8:18) - omit Perry Robinson.


Date: March 2004
Location: Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Label: [private recording]

Anat Fort (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Anat Fort (p), Ed Schuller (b), Paul Motian (d)

a.01 - var. 1Just Now - 04:17  (Anat Fort)
b.02Morning: Good - 07:24  (Anat Fort)
c.03Lullaby - 06:04  (Anat Fort)
d.04Chapter Two - 03:44  (Anat Fort, Perry Robinson)
e.05 - var. 2Just Now - 04:03  (Anat Fort)
f.06Not A Dream? - 05:27  (Anat Fort)
g.07Rehaired - 05:59  (Anat Fort)
h.08As Two  (Anat Fort)
i.08Something 'Bout Camels - 05:53  (Anat Fort)
j.09Not The Perfect Storm - 07:22  (Anat Fort)
k.10Chapter One - 04:17  (Anat Fort)
l.11 - var. 3Just Now - 02:14  (Anat Fort)
All titles on: -     ECM CD: 06025 170 141 6 9 - A Long Story (2007)

h, i performed as medley.

Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on a, b, e. Omit Ed Schuller (b) on e. Perry Robinson (oc) on h, i only. Omit Paul Motian (d) on e.

Confirmation needed on personnel details.


Date: June 21, 2004
Location: 9Lives Studio, Jersey City, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Rozanne Levine (f, cl, acl, bw, v), Perry Robinson (cl, scl, oc), Matthew Snyder (cl, bcl, oc, pw, arr), Mark Whitecage (cl, as, bw)

a.Bye-Ya - 03:02  (Thelonious Monk)
b.Children's Song - 02:36  (Perry Robinson)
c.Court Street - 03:22  (Mark Whitecage)
d.Fireworks - 02:31  (Matthew Snyder)
e.Karakia - 04:21  (Rozanne Levine)
f.Like A Spring Day - 02:48  (Mark Whitecage)
g.Lying In Bed, Moving Through Space  (Rozanne Levine)
h.Lullaby Of The Elements  (Perry Robinson)
i.Hermit's Dance - 07:43  (Rozanne Levine)
j.On My Way Out - 03:21  (Rozanne Levine)
k.Pepe Linque - 04:00  (Glen Moore)
l.Touch Of Strange - 03:23  (Perry Robinson)
m.Ugly Beauty - 03:35  (Thelonious Monk)

g, h, i performed as medley.

Rozanne Levine (f) on e only. Rozanne Levine (cl) on b, d, e, j, k, l only. Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on c, f, g, h, i, m. Matthew Snyder (cl) on e only. Omit Mark Whitecage (cl) on b, c, f, l. Perry Robinson (scl) on c, f, g, h, i, m only. Omit Rozanne Levine (acl) on b, d, e, j, k, l. Omit Matthew Snyder (bcl) on e. Mark Whitecage (as) on b, c, f, l only. Perry Robinson (oc) on i only. Matthew Snyder (oc) on i only. Rozanne Levine (bw) on i only. Mark Whitecage (bw) on i only. Matthew Snyder (pw) on g, h, i only. Rozanne Levine (v) on g only. Matthew Snyder (arr) on k, m only.

Group known as New Reed Quartet.


Date: July 13, 2004
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Henry Grimes (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Dave Douglas (t), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (d)

a.01Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
b.02Doxy  (Sonny Rollins)
c.03Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
d.04Dark Eyes [aka Otchi-tchor-ni-ya]  (Traditional)
e.05Oleo  (Sonny Rollins)

Date: July 14, 2004
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Henry Grimes (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Gary Bartz (ss, as), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (d)

a.01Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
b.02Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
c.03Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
d.04Greensleeves  (Traditional)
e.05Improvisation  (collective improvisation)

Gary Bartz (ss) on d, e only. Omit Gary Bartz (as) on d, e.


Date: July 15, 2004
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Henry Grimes (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Bennie Maupin (bcl, ss), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (d)

a.01Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
b.02These Foolish Things  (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
c.03Oleo  (Sonny Rollins)

Bennie Maupin (bcl) on a only. Omit Bennie Maupin (ss) on a.

Second of two sets


Date: July 16, 2004
Location: WKCR-FM, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Henry Grimes, Perry Robinson (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Henry Grimes (b)

a.01Farmer Alfalfa  (Henry Grimes)
b.02Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
c.03Margareta  (Perry Robinson)

Perry Robinson (oc) on b only.

Broadcast live on WKCR-FM.


Date: July 16, 2004
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Henry Grimes (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Bennie Maupin (bcl, ss), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (d)

a.01Improvisation - 45:00  (collective improvisation)
b.02Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
c.03'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
d.04Oleo  (Sonny Rollins)
e.05Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
f.06Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
g.07Star Eyes  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
h.08Improvisation  (collective improvisation)

Bennie Maupin (bcl) on a, b, e only. Omit Bennie Maupin (ss) on b, e. Perry Robinson (oc) on f only.

Three sets.


Date: August 1, 2004
Location: 55 Bar, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Perry Robinson (cl), Mark Whitecage (cl, as), Rozanne Levine (acl), Matthew Snyder (bcl)

a.Court Street  (Mark Whitecage)
b.Touch Of Strange  (Perry Robinson)
c.Lying In Bed, Moving Through Space  (Rozanne Levine)
d.Lullaby Of The Elements  (Perry Robinson)
e.Hermit's Dance  (Rozanne Levine)
f.Pepe Linque  (Glen Moore)
g.Bye-Ya  (Thelonious Monk)
h.Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
i.Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
j.Uncertainty Principle  (Matthew Snyder)
k.Karakia  (Rozanne Levine)
l.Like A Spring Day  (Mark Whitecage)
m.Fireworks  (Matthew Snyder)
n.On My Way Out  (Rozanne Levine)
o.Children's Song  (Perry Robinson)
p.Pepe Linque  (Glen Moore)

c, d, e performed as medley.

Perry Robinson (cl) on a, b only. Mark Whitecage (cl) on b only. Rozanne Levine (acl) on a, b only. Matthew Snyder (bcl) on a, b only. Mark Whitecage (as) on a only.

Group known as New Reed Quartet.

Two sets.

Robinson also plays sopranino clarinet and ocarina; Whitecage plays half-clarinet and bird call; Levine plays clarinet, bamboo flute, bird call; Snyder plays pennywhistle, clarinet, ocarina;


Date: August 8, 2004
Location: 9Lives Studio, Jersey City, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Rozanne Levine (cl, acl), Perry Robinson (cl, scl), Matthew Snyder (cl, bcl, arr), Mark Whitecage (cl, as)

a.On My Way Out - 03:20  (Rozanne Levine)
b.Pepe Linque - 04:27  (Glen Moore)
c.Duo No. 1 - 03:57  (Perry Robinson, Rozanne Levine)
d.Uncertainty Principle - 04:50  (Matthew Snyder)
e.Duo No. 2 - 02:58  (Matthew Snyder, Mark Whitecage)

Omit Rozanne Levine (cl) on d, e. Omit Perry Robinson (cl) on c, e. Matthew Snyder (cl) on e only. Mark Whitecage (cl) on a, b only. Perry Robinson (scl) on c only. Rozanne Levine (acl) on d only. Omit Matthew Snyder (bcl) on c, e. Mark Whitecage (as) on d, e only. Matthew Snyder (arr) on b only.

Group known as New Reed Quartet.


Date: September 26, 2004
Location: Torre del Greco, Naples, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Henry Grimes (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Henry Grimes (b), John Betsch (d)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: September 26 & 27, 2005
Location: The Spirit Room, Redwood, NY
Label: CIMP

Lou Grassi (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl, oc), Herb Robertson (t, fh), Dave Taylor (btb), Adam Lane (b), Lou Grassi (d, per)

a.01Infinite Potential  (Lou Grassi, Herb Robertson, Perry Robinson, Dave Taylor, Adam Lane)
b.02Every Moment Is Another Now  (Lou Grassi, Herb Robertson, Perry Robinson, Dave Taylor, Adam Lane)
c.03Something From Nothing  (Lou Grassi, Herb Robertson, Perry Robinson, Dave Taylor, Adam Lane)
d.04Laugh Track  (Lou Grassi, Herb Robertson, Perry Robinson, Dave Taylor, Adam Lane)
e.05Phantasmagoria  (Lou Grassi, Herb Robertson, Perry Robinson, Dave Taylor, Adam Lane)
All titles on: -     CIMP CD: CIMP 344 - Infinite POtential (2006)

Robertson also credited as playing pocket trumpet.


Date: November 11, 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Label: [private recording]

Andrea Centazzo (ldr), Perry Robinson (cl), Nobu Stowe (p), Andrea Centazzo (syn, per)

a.01The Soul In The Mist - 08:59  (Andrea Centazzo)
b.02Another Situation - 05:24  (Andrea Centazzo)
c.03The Cry - 06:35  (Andrea Centazzo)
d.04Twenty Years Later - 05:24  (Andrea Centazzo)
e.05Last Song - 08:30  (Andrea Centazzo)
f.06Pan Dance - 06:25  (Andrea Centazzo)
g.07A Foggy Day In Philadelphia - 04:26  (Andrea Centazzo)
h.08The Voices - 03:21  (Andrea Centazzo)
All titles on: -     Ictus CD: 141 - The Soul In The Mist (2007)

Some selections from Montclair, NJ on November 14, 2006. Futher details needed. Centazzo plays Mallet Kat MIDI controller.


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