Gunther Schuller Discography



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Date: March 9, 1950
Location: New York City
Label: Capitol

Miles Davis (ldr), Lee Konitz (as), Gerry Mulligan (bar, arr), Miles Davis (t), Gunther Schuller (frh), J. J. Johnson (tb), Bill Barber (tu), John Lewis (p), Al McKibbon (b), Max Roach (d), Kenny Hagood (v), Gil Evans (arr)

a.4346Deception - 02:49  (Miles Davis)
     Capitol LP 10": H-459 - Miles Davis
b.4347Rocker [aka Rock Salt] - 03:06  (Gerry Mulligan)
     Capitol LP 10": H-459 - Miles Davis
c.4348Moon Dreams - 03:19  (Johnny Mercer, J. Chalmers 'Chummy' MacGregor)
     Capitol LP 10": H-459 - Miles Davis
d.4349Darn That Dream - 03:25  (Edgar DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Capitol 78: 7-1221 - Venus De Milo/Darn That Dream
All titles on: -     Capitol Jazz CD: CDP 7 92862 2 - Birth Of The Cool (1989)
-     Capitol CD: CDP 7243 4 94550 2 3 - The Complete Birth Of The Cool (1998)
-     Capitol Jazz CD: 7243 5 30117 2 7 - Birth Of The Cool (2001)

Kenny Hagood (v) on d only. Gil Evans (arr) on c only. Omit Gerry Mulligan (arr) on c.

Studio sometimes incorrectly listed as Capitol Studios, NYC but such a location did not exist in 1950. Possible that this was recorded at WMGM Radio Studios as was the first of the Miles Davis Nonet sessions in 1949.

According to Gunther Schuller, Moon Dreams was the last selection recorded at this session.


Date: October 9, 1950
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Frank Sinatra (ldr), Arthur Drelinger, Harold Feldman, Manny Gershman, Hymie Schertzer, William Versaci (ww), Billy Butterfield, Gordon 'Chris' Griffin, Johnny Owens (t), Gunther Schuller (frh), Larry Altpeter, George Arus, William Rausch (tb), Matty Golizio (g), George Forbes (p), Herman 'Trigger' Alpert (b), Johnny Blowers (d), Julius Brand, Fred Buldrini, Julius Held, Maurice Hershaft, Rebecca Lynch, Raoul Polikian (vn), Solomon Deutsch, Louis Druzinsky (vl), George Ricci (vc), Elaine Vito (hrp), Frank Sinatra (v), Andy Ackers, Frank Howren, David O'Hearn, Marilyn Sullivan, Gordon Thorin (bkv), George Siravo (arr), Axel Stordahl (arr, con)

a.CO44427-1Come Back To Sorrento - 02:14  (Claude Aveling, Ernesto DeCurtis)
b.CO44428-1April In Paris - 02:42  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg)
c.CO44429-1I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest - 02:41  (Mickey Stoner, Bud Green, Martin Block)
d.CO44430-1Nevertheless - 03:08  (Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar)

George Siravo (arr) on d only. Omit Axel Stordahl (arr) on d.


Date: August 13, 1951
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Mitch Miller (ldr), Ray Alonge, John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Gunther Schuller (frh), Mundell Lowe, Sal Salvador (g), Stan Freeman (p, hps), Frank Carroll (b), Terry Snyder (d), Alec Wilder (arr)

a.CO47028?Conversation Piece  (Alec Wilder)
     Columbia 78: DW 5159 - Horns O'Plenty/Conversation Piece
b.CO47029-1Horns O' Plenty  (Alec Wilder)
     Columbia 78: DW 5159 - Horns O'Plenty/Conversation Piece
c.CO47030Horn Belt Boogie  (Alec Wilder)
     Columbia 78: 39727 - Horn Belt Boogie/Serenade For Horns
     Columbia 78: DB 3255 - Pretty Little Black-Eyed Susie/Horn Belt Boogie (1953)
     Columbia 45: 4-39727 - Horn Belt Boogie/Serenade For Horns
     Columbia 45: SCM 5037 - Pretty Little Black-Eyed Susie/Horn Belt Boogie (1953)
     Columbia LP 12": ST 1 - Columbia Star Time, vol. 1 & 2
d.CO47031Serenade For Horns  (Alec Wilder)
     Columbia 78: 39727 - Horn Belt Boogie/Serenade For Horns
     Columbia 45: 4-39727 - Horn Belt Boogie/Serenade For Horns

These are the four movements of Jazz Suite For Four Horns by Alec Wilder with sequence: Horns O' Plenty/Conversation Piece/Serenade For Horns/Horn Belt Boogie.

This suite is scored for only one guitar. Further details needed on the participation of Lowe and/or Salvador and confirmation needed on rhythm section personnel.

Confirmation needed on Conversation Piece matrix and issue information.


Date: August 19, 1951
Location: New York City
Label: [private recording]

Jim Buffington, Frank Siegfried (ldr), Ted Gompers (bsn), Jim Buffington (frh, arr), Mundell Lowe (g), Dick Hyman (p), George Shaw (b), Morris 'Lefty' Lefkowitz, Frank Siegfried (vn), Leon Frengut (vl), Daniel Vandersall (vc), Reinhardt Elster (hrp), Jessica Haist, Norma Shepherd (v), Gunther Schuller (arr)

a.How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
b.Crazy He Calls Me  (Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell, Carl Sigman)
c.Star Dust  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
d.Trouble Man  (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill)
e.Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
f.Sweet Georgia Brown  (Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)

Jessica Haist (v) on d only. Norma Shepherd (v) on b, e only. Omit Jim Buffington (arr) on c. Gunther Schuller (arr) on c only.


Date: March 14, 1955
Location: Fine Sound, New York City
Label: Verve

John Lewis (ldr), James Politis (f), Manuel Zegler (bsn), Aaron Sachs, Tony Scott (cl), Stan Getz, Lucky Thompson (ts), Gunther Schuller (frh, arr), J. J. Johnson (tb), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d, tmp, tri), Janet Putnam (hrp), John Lewis (arr)

a.5000-6The Queen's Fancy - 04:52  (John Lewis)
b.5001-4Midsömmer - 08:55  (John Lewis)
c.5002Sun Dance - 03:18  (John Lewis)
d.5003Django - 08:05  (John Lewis)
e.5004Little David's Fugue - 05:34  (John Lewis)
All titles on: -     Verve LP 12": VSP-18 - Little David's Fugue
-     Verve LP 12": MGV 8131 - The Modern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music
-     Verve CD: 314 559 827-2 - The Modern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music (1999)

Omit Aaron Sachs (cl) on a, b. Tony Scott (cl) on a, b only. Stan Getz (ts) on a, b only. Omit Lucky Thompson (ts) on a, b. Connie Kay (tmp) on a, b only. Connie Kay (tri) on b, c only. Omit John Lewis (arr) on a, d. Gunther Schuller (arr) on a, d only.


Date: October 30, 1955
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Signal

Gigi Gryce (ldr), Gigi Gryce (as), Danny Bank (bar), Art Farmer (t), Gunther Schuller (frh), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Bill Barber (tu), Horace Silver (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a.120Smoke Signal - 03:42  (Gigi Gryce)
b.121In A Meditating Mood - 04:29  (Gigi Gryce)
c.122Speculation - 04:21  (Horace Silver)
d.123Kerry Dance - 03:02  (James Lyman Molloy)
All titles on: -     Savoy LP 12": MG 12137 - Nica's Tempo
-     Signal LP 12": S 1201 - Orchestra/Quartet
-     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0126 - Nica's Tempo

Date: November 18, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Lewis (ldr), James Politis (f), Loren Glickman (bsn), Tony Scott (cl), Lucky Thompson (ts), Gunther Schuller (frh, arr), J. J. Johnson (tb), John Lewis (p, arr), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d, tmp, tri), Janet Putnam (hrp)

a.Sketch One  (John Lewis)
b.Angel Eyes  (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)
c.Where Or When  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d.Come Rain Or Come Shine  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
e.Buzzy  (Charlie Parker)
f.Twelve By Eleven  (Gunther Schuller)
g.Twelve By Eleven  (Gunther Schuller)
h.Django  (John Lewis)
i.Little David's Fugue  (John Lewis)
j.Sun Dance  (John Lewis)
k.The Queen's Fancy - 02:53  (John Lewis)
     Verve CD: 314 559 827-2 - The Modern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music (1999)
l.Midsömmer - 09:12  (John Lewis)
     Verve CD: 314 559 827-2 - The Modern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music (1999)
m.Turnpike - 05:08  (J. J. Johnson)
     Verve CD: 314 559 827-2 - The Modern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music (1999)

b, c, d performed as medley.

Omit James Politis (f) on a, b, c, d, e. Omit Loren Glickman (bsn) on a, b, c, d, e. Omit Tony Scott (cl) on c, d. Omit Lucky Thompson (ts) on b, d. Omit Gunther Schuller (frh) on a, b, c, d, e. Omit J. J. Johnson (tb) on b, c, k. Omit John Lewis (p) on i, j, l, m. Connie Kay (tmp) on k, l, m only. Connie Kay (tri) on j, l only. Omit Janet Putnam (hrp) on a, b, c, d, e. John Lewis (arr) on a, i, j, l, m only. Gunther Schuller (arr) on h, k only.

Three selections were issued by Verve with incorrect date of March 14, 1955.

Additional selections with Where Or When as part of a ballad medley.

The Schuller arrangement of Django does not call for vibraphone or piano, but these players were added for this performance.

Further details needed.


Date: November 19, 1955
Location: Town Hall, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

John Lewis, The Modern Jazz Quartet (ldr), James Politis (f), Loren Glickman (bsn), Jack Kreiselman (cl, bcl), Tony Scott (cl), Charles Hartmann (as, ts), Lucky Thompson (ts), Gunther Schuller (frh, arr, con), J. J. Johnson (tb), Milt Jackson (vib), John Lewis (p, arr), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d, per), Janet Putnam (hrp)

a.I - 01Sketch One  (John Lewis)
b.I - 02Angel Eyes  (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)
c.I - 03Where Or When  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d.I - 04Come Rain Or Come Shine  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
e.I - 05Buzzy  (Charlie Parker)
f.II - 01Softly As In A Morning Sunrise  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
g.II - 02Concorde  (John Lewis)
h.II - 03Fontessa  (John Lewis)
i.II - 04Versailles  (John Lewis)
j.III - 01Polifonica, Monodia, Ritmica  (Luigi Nono)
k.IV - 01Twelve By Eleven  (Gunther Schuller)
l.IV - 02Django  (John Lewis)
m.V - 01Sun Dance  (John Lewis)
n.V - 02Midsömmer  (John Lewis)
o.V - 03Turnpike  (J. J. Johnson)
p.V - 04Little David's Fugue  (John Lewis)
q.V - 05The Queen's Fancy  (John Lewis)

b, c, d performed as medley.

Omit John Lewis (ldr) on f, g, h, i. The Modern Jazz Quartet (ldr) on f, g, h, i, k, l only. James Politis (f) on j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q only. Loren Glickman (bsn) on l, m, n, o, p, q only. Jack Kreiselman (cl) on q only. Omit Tony Scott (cl) on c, d, f, g, h, i, q. Jack Kreiselman (bcl) on j only. Charles Hartmann (as) on j only. Charles Hartmann (ts) on q only. Omit Lucky Thompson (ts) on b, d, f, g, h, i, j, q. Gunther Schuller (frh) on j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q only. Omit J. J. Johnson (tb) on b, c, f, g, h, i, j. Milt Jackson (vib) on f, g, h, i, k, l, q only. Omit John Lewis (p) on m, n, o, p. Omit Percy Heath (b) on j. Omit Connie Kay (d) on j. Connie Kay (per) on j only. Janet Putnam (hrp) on k, l, m, n, o, p, q only. John Lewis (arr) on a, m, n, p only. Gunther Schuller (arr) on l, q only. Gunther Schuller (con) on j only.

Details from program flyer and subsequent review by Nat Hentoff.

In addition to flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, and horn, the Nono piece requires clarinet, piano, and four cymbals - no players named in review but Gunther Schuller specifically remembers Tony Scott participating.

The Schuller arrangement of Django does not call for vibraphone or piano, but these players were added for this performance.


Date: April 6, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Johnny Mathis (ldr), Robert DiDomenica, James Pellerite (f), Harry Shulman (ob), Manuel Zegler (bsn), Hal McKusick, Tony Scott (cl), Jack Kreiselman (bcl), George Nadaf, Gunther Schuller (frh), Bill Barber (tu), Herb Ellis (g), John Lewis (p, arr, con), Ray Brown (b), Connie Kay (d), Janet Putnam (hrp), Johnny Mathis (v)

a.CO55759Prelude To A Kiss - 04:26  (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills)
b.CO55761Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) - 03:52  (Bart Howard)
Both titles on: -     Columbia LP 12": CL 887 - Johnny Mathis: A New Sound In Popular Song
-     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 64890 - Johnny Mathis: A New Sound In Popular Song (1996)

Date: June 14, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Joseph Alessi, Sr., Isidore Blank, Mel Broiles, Carmine Fornarotto, John Ware, Ted Weiss (t), Ray Alonge, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Singer, Arthur Sussman (frh), John Clark, Gil Cohen, Gordon Pulis (tb), Ronald Ricketts, John Swallow (eu), Bill Barber (tu), Dick Horowitz (tmp, per), Dimitri Mitropoulos (con)

a.CO38765Symphony For Brass And Percussion - 17:15  (Gunther Schuller)

CO38765 is in four movements: Andante-Allegro/Scherzo/Lento/Quasi Cadenza-Allegro.


Date: October 20, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Mel Broiles, Carmine Fornarotto, Bernie Glow, Arthur Statter, John Ware, Joe Wilder (t), Miles Davis (t, fh), Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington, Joseph Singer, Arthur Sussman (frh), John Clark, Urbie Green, J. J. Johnson (tb), Ronald Ricketts, John Swallow (eu), Bill Barber (tu), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d), Dick Horowitz (tmp, per), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Three Little Feelings - 10:40  (John Lewis)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 64929 - The Birth Of The Third Stream (1996)

Three Little Feelings includes: Of Hope/From The Heart/Majesty.


Date: October 23, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Mel Broiles, Carmine Fornarotto, Bernie Glow, Arthur Statter, John Ware, Joe Wilder (t), Miles Davis (fh), Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington, Joseph Singer, Arthur Sussman (frh), John Clark, Urbie Green, J. J. Johnson (tb), Ronald Ricketts, John Swallow (eu), Bill Barber (tu), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d), Dick Horowitz (tmp, per), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Poem For Brass - 09:53  (J. J. Johnson)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 64929 - The Birth Of The Third Stream (1996)
b.Pharaoh - 04:28  (Jimmy Giuffre)

Omit Miles Davis (fh) on b. Omit Dick Horowitz (tmp) on a. Omit Dick Horowitz (per) on a.


Date: June 10, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Robert DiDomenica (f), Manuel Zegler (bsn), John LaPorta (as), Hal McKusick (ts), Art Farmer, Louis Mucci (t), Jim Buffington (frh), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Teddy Charles (vib), Barry Galbraith (g), Bill Evans (p), Joe Benjamin (b), Teddy Sommer (d), Margaret Ross (hrp), George Russell, Gunther Schuller (con)

a.CO58194All About Rosie  (George Russell)
b.CO58195Suspensions  (Jimmy Giuffre)

Omit George Russell (con) on b. Omit Gunther Schuller (con) on a.

Sources also list as CO58195 and CO58196 (same performance order).


Date: June 18, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Robert DiDomenica (f), Manuel Zegler (bsn), John LaPorta (as), Hal McKusick (ts), Teo Macero (bar), Art Farmer, Louis Mucci (t), Jim Buffington (frh), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Teddy Charles (vib), Barry Galbraith (g), Bill Evans (p), Charles Mingus (b, v), Teddy Sommer (d), Fred Zimmerman (cb), Margaret Ross (hrp), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.CO58202Revelations  (Charles Mingus)
b.CO58203All Set  (Milton Babbitt)

Omit Charles Mingus (b) on b. Omit Charles Mingus (v) on b.


Date: June 20, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Robert DiDomenica (f), Manuel Zegler (bsn), John LaPorta (cl, as), Hal McKusick (ts), Art Farmer, Louis Mucci (t), Jim Buffington (frh), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Teddy Charles (vib), Barry Galbraith (g), Bill Evans (p), Joe Benjamin (b), Teddy Sommer (d), Margaret Ross (hrp), George Russell, Gunther Schuller (con)

a.CO58204All About Rosie  (George Russell)
b.CO58205Transformation  (Gunther Schuller)
c.CO58206On Green Mountain (Chaconne After Monteverdi)  (Harold Shapero)

John LaPorta (cl) on b only. Omit John LaPorta (as) on b. George Russell (con) on a only. Omit Gunther Schuller (con) on a.


Date: July 22, 1958
Location: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City
Label: Columbia

Miles Davis (ldr), Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque (f, af, cl), Danny Bank (af, bcl), Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (as), Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (t), Miles Davis (fh), Willie Ruff, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins (frh), Joe Bennett, Jimmy Cleveland, Dick Hixson, Frank Rehak (tb), Bill Barber (tu), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d), Gil Evans (arr, con)

a.CO61300My Man's Gone Now  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b.CO61301Gone  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
c.CO61302Gone, Gone, Gone  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
d.CO61303Gone  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)

Date: July 29, 1958
Location: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City
Label: Columbia

Miles Davis (ldr), Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque (f, af, cl), Danny Bank (af, bcl), Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (as), Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (t), Miles Davis (t, fh), Willie Ruff, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins (frh), Joe Bennett, Jimmy Cleveland, Dick Hixson, Frank Rehak (tb), Bill Barber (tu), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d), Gil Evans (arr, con)

a.CO61359Here Come De Honey Man  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b.CO61360Bess, You Is My Woman Now  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
c.CO61361It Ain't Necessarily So  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
d.CO61362Fisherman, Strawberry And Devil Crab  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)

Miles Davis (t) on a only. Omit Miles Davis (fh) on a.


Date: August 4, 1958
Location: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City
Label: Columbia

Miles Davis (ldr), Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson (f, af, cl), Danny Bank (af, bcl), Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (as), Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (t), Miles Davis (t, fh), Willie Ruff, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins (frh), Joe Bennett, Jimmy Cleveland, Dick Hixson, Frank Rehak (tb), Bill Barber (tu), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d), Gil Evans (arr, con)

a.CO61366Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b.CO61367Bess Oh Where Is My Bess  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
c.CO61367Buzzard Song  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
d.CO61421Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
e.CO61422There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)

Miles Davis (t) on d only. Omit Miles Davis (fh) on d.


Date: August 18, 1958
Location: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City
Label: Columbia

Miles Davis (ldr), Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson (f, af, cl), Danny Bank (af, bcl), Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (as), Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (t), Miles Davis (t, fh), Willie Ruff, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins (frh), Joe Bennett, Jimmy Cleveland, Dick Hixson, Frank Rehak (tb), Bill Barber (tu), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d), Gil Evans (arr, con)

a.CO61422There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b.CO61423I Loves You Porgy  (Dubose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c.CO61300My Man's Gone Now  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)

Miles Davis (t) on b only. Omit Miles Davis (fh) on b.


Date: July 16, 17, 20, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: United Artists

John Lewis (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (f), Mel Broiles, Bernie Glow, John Ware, Joe Wilder (t), Ray Alonge, Paul Ingraham, Al Richman, Gunther Schuller (frh), John Clark, Tom McIntosh (tb), Harvey Phillips (tu), Milt Jackson (vib), Jim Hall (g), Bill Evans (p), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d), Dick Horowitz, Walter Rosenberger (per), Harvey Shapiro, Joseph Tekula (vc), Ruth Berman (hrp), John Lewis (arr, con)

a.Prelude To Odds Against Tomorrow - 01:44  (John Lewis)
b.A Cold Wind Is Blowing - 01:20  (John Lewis)
c.Five Figure People Crossing Paths - 01:40  (John Lewis)
d.How To Frame Pigeons - 01:04  (John Lewis)
e.Morning Trip To Melton - 03:09  (John Lewis)
f.Looking At The Caper - 02:01  (John Lewis)
g.Johnny Ingram's Possessions - 01:08  (John Lewis)
h.The Carousel Incident - 01:44  (John Lewis)
i.Skating In Central Park - 03:29  (John Lewis)
j.No Happiness For Slater - 03:56  (John Lewis)
k.Odds Against Tomorrow - 03:24  (John Lewis)
l.Games - 02:17  (John Lewis)
m.Social Call - 03:53  (John Lewis)
n.The Impractical Man - 03:00  (John Lewis)
o.Advance On Melton - 01:58  (John Lewis)
p.Waiting Around The River - 03:51  (John Lewis)
q.Distractions - 01:25  (John Lewis)
r.The Caper Failure - 01:23  (John Lewis)
s.Postlude - 00:45  (John Lewis)
All titles on: -     United Artists LP 12": UAL 4061 - Original Music From The Motion Picture Sound Track "Odds Against Tomorrow"
-     CBS/Sony CD: AK 47487 - Original Music From The Motion Picture Sound Track "Odds Against Tomorrow" (1991)

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: September 23, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

The Modern Jazz Quartet (ldr), Milt Jackson (vib), John Lewis (p, con), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d), Alan Martin, Gerald Tarack (vn), Carl Eberl (vl), Joseph Tekula (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.3781Sketch - 05:30  (John Lewis)
b.3782Conversation - 10:39  (Gunther Schuller)
Both titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": 1345 - Third Stream Music
-     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 1345 - Third Stream Music

Omit John Lewis (con) on b. Omit Gunther Schuller (con) on a.


Date: January 15, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

The Modern Jazz Quartet (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (f), Manuel Zegler (bsn), Bill McColl (cl), Paul Ingraham (frh), Milt Jackson (vib), John Lewis (p), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d), Joseph Tekula (vc), Betty Glamman (hrp), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.4053Exposure - 09:43  (John Lewis)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1345 - Third Stream Music
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 1345 - Third Stream Music
b.4054Vendome - 02:30  (John Lewis)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1325 - Pyramid
c.4055How High The Moon - 06:15  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1325 - Pyramid

Robert DiDomenica (f) on a only. Manuel Zegler (bsn) on a only. Bill McColl (cl) on a only. Paul Ingraham (frh) on a only. Joseph Tekula (vc) on a only. Betty Glamman (hrp) on a only. Gunther Schuller (con) on a only.


Date: February 12, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

John Lewis (ldr), Mel Broiles, Bernie Glow, Al Kiger, Joe Wilder (t), Ray Alonge, John Barrows, Al Richman, Gunther Schuller (frh), David Baker, Dick Hixson (tb), Jay McAllister (tu), John Lewis (p, arr), George Duvivier (b), Connie Kay (d)

a.4242Odds Against Tomorrow - 07:54  (John Lewis)
b.4243La Cantatrice - 05:01  (John Lewis)
c.4244Pulcinella - 03:54  (John Lewis)
All titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": 1334 - The Golden Striker (1960)
-     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6252 - Golden Striker/Jazz Abstractions (1999)

Date: February 15, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

John Lewis (ldr), Mel Broiles, Bernie Glow, Al Kiger, Joe Wilder (t), Ray Alonge, John Barrows, Al Richman, Gunther Schuller (frh), David Baker, Dick Hixson (tb), Harvey Phillips (tu), John Lewis (p, arr), George Duvivier (b), Connie Kay (d)

a.4253Piazza Di Spagna - 04:22  (John Lewis)
b.4254Piazza Navona - 06:24  (John Lewis)
Both titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": 1334 - The Golden Striker (1960)
-     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6252 - Golden Striker/Jazz Abstractions (1999)

Date: February 16, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

John Lewis (ldr), Mel Broiles, Bernie Glow, Al Kiger, Joe Wilder (t), Ray Alonge, John Barrows, Al Richman, Gunther Schuller (frh), David Baker, Dick Hixson (tb), Harvey Phillips (tu), John Lewis (p, arr), George Duvivier (b), Connie Kay (d)

a.4255The Golden Striker - 04:55  (John Lewis)
b.4256Fanfare I - 00:40  (John Lewis)
c.4257Fanfare II - 00:44  (John Lewis)
All titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": 1334 - The Golden Striker (1960)
-     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6252 - Golden Striker/Jazz Abstractions (1999)

Date: May 16, 1960
Location: Circle In The Square, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (f), Eric Dolphy (f, bcl, as), Ornette Coleman (as), Eddie Costa (vib), Barry Galbraith (g), Bill Evans (p), Scott LaFaro, Buell Neidlinger (b), Paul Cohen, Sticks Evans (d), Joseph Schor, Charles Treger (vn), John Garvey (vl), Joseph Tekula (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.I - 01Little Blue Devil [Kleiner Blauteufel]  (Gunther Schuller)
b.I - 02Variants On A Theme Of Thelonious Monk (Criss Cross)  (Gunther Schuller)
c.I - 03Conversations  (Gunther Schuller)
d.I - 04Abstraction  (Gunther Schuller)
e.II - 01Abstraction  (Gunther Schuller)
f.II - 02Transformation  (Gunther Schuller)
g.II - 03Variants On A Theme Of John Lewis (Django)  (Gunther Schuller)
h.II - 04Concertino For Jazz Quartet And Orchestra: Movement 3 Progression In Tempo  (Gunther Schuller)

Robert DiDomenica (f) on a, g only. Eric Dolphy (f) on a, g only. Eric Dolphy (bcl) on b only. Ornette Coleman (as) on b, d, e only. Eric Dolphy (as) on b, g only. Eddie Costa (vib) on c, g, h only. Barry Galbraith (g) on d, e, g only. Omit Bill Evans (p) on a, b, d, e. Omit Scott LaFaro (b) on a, f, h. Buell Neidlinger (b) on d, e, g only. Paul Cohen (d) on c only. Sticks Evans (d) on d, e, g only. Omit Joseph Schor (vn) on f. Omit Charles Treger (vn) on f. Omit John Garvey (vl) on f. Omit Joseph Tekula (vc) on f.

Information taken from concert program and newspaper reviews.

Although scheduled to participate, Paul Motian (d) did not. Bass and drums present on Progression In Tempo, but musicians uncertain.

Little Blue Devil originally part of "Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee" and scored for 13 instruments.


Date: May 24, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury

Charles Mingus (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (f), Harry Shulman (ob), Eric Dolphy, John LaPorta (as), Bill Barron, Joe Farrell, Yusef Lateef (ts), Danny Bank (bar), Marcus Belgrave, Ted Curson, Hobart Dotson, Clark Terry, Richard Williams (t), Eddie Bert, Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Knepper (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Roland Hanna (p), Charles Mingus (b, arr), Dannie Richmond (d), Sticks Evans, Max Roach, George Scott (per), Charles McCracken (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.20093Half-Mast Inhibition - 08:12  (Charles Mingus)
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 20627 - Pre-Bird
     EmArcy CD: 826 496-2 - Mingus Revisited
b.20094Mingus Fingus No. 2 - 03:22  (Charles Mingus)
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 20627 - Pre-Bird
     EmArcy CD: 826 496-2 - Mingus Revisited
c.20095Bemoanable Lady - 04:32  (Charles Mingus)
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 20627 - Pre-Bird
     EmArcy CD: 826 496-2 - Mingus Revisited
d.20096?Yusef Isef Too  (Charles Mingus)
e.20097?Portrait  (Charles Mingus)

Max Roach (per) on a only. Gunther Schuller (con) on a only.


Date: June 3, 1960
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Label: Atlantic

The Modern Jazz Quartet (ldr), Milt Jackson (vib), John Lewis (p, arr), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d), Werner Heider, Gunther Schuller (con)

a.4619God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - 06:20  (Traditional)
     Atlantic 45: 45-2085 - England's Carol (parts 1 & 2)
b.4620Divertimento - 08:17  (Werner Heider)
Both titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1359 - The Modern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra
-     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6184 - The Modern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra

Omit John Lewis (arr) on b. Omit Werner Heider (con) on a. Omit Gunther Schuller (con) on b.

4619 listed as England's Carol.

Unidentified symphony orchestra present.


Date: June 4, 1960
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Label: Atlantic

The Modern Jazz Quartet (ldr), Milt Jackson (vib), John Lewis (p), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.4621Around The Blues - 08:25  (Andre Hodeir)
b.4622Concertino For Jazz Quartet And Orchestra: Movement 1 - 06:42  (Gunther Schuller)
c.4623Concertino For Jazz Quartet And Orchestra: Movement 3 Progression In Tempo - 05:54  (Gunther Schuller)
d.4624Concertino For Jazz Quartet And Orchestra: Movement 2 Passacaglia - 06:38  (Gunther Schuller)
All titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1359 - The Modern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra
-     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6184 - The Modern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra

Unidentified symphony orchestra present.


Date: September 9, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

John Lewis (ldr), Eric Dolphy (f, as), Benny Golson (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bar), Herb Pomeroy (t), Gunther Schuller (frh), Jim Hall (g), John Lewis (p, arr), George Duvivier (b), Connie Kay (d), Gary McFarland (arr)

a.4924Afternoon In Paris - 09:55  (John Lewis)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1375 - The Wonderful World Of Jazz
     Atlantic Jazz CD: 90979-2 - The Wonderful World Of Jazz
b.4925Night Float - 04:18  (Gary McFarland)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1425 - Essence
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6605 - Original Sin/Essence
c.4926If You Could See Me Now - 10:21  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
     Atlantic Jazz CD: 90979-2 - The Wonderful World Of Jazz
d.4927'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)

Omit John Lewis (arr) on b. Gary McFarland (arr) on b only.

Giuffre listed as "James Rivers" on original issues.


Date: November 14 & 15, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Verve

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Leo Wright (f, as), John Frosk, Dizzy Gillespie, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder (t), Jim Buffington, Al Richman, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins (frh), Urbie Green, Frank Rehak, Britt Woodman (tb), Paul Faulise (btb), Don Butterfield (tu), Lalo Schifrin (p, arr), Art Davis (b), Chuck Lampkin (d), Willie Rodriguez (tim), Jack Del Rio (bgo), Candido Camero (cga)

a.a-01Prelude (from Gillespiana) - 05:52  (Lalo Schifrin)
b.a-02Blues (from Gillespiana) - 11:16  (Lalo Schifrin)
c.a-03Panamericana (from Gillespiana) - 04:39  (Lalo Schifrin)
All titles on: -     Verve LP 12": MG V-8394 - Gillespiana
-     Verve CD: 314 519 809-2 - Gillespiana/Carnegie Hall Concert (1993)

Date: November 16, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Verve

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Leo Wright (f, as), John Frosk, Dizzy Gillespie, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder (t), William Lister, Gunther Schuller, Morris Scott, Julius Watkins (frh), Urbie Green, Frank Rehak, Britt Woodman (tb), Paul Faulise (btb), Don Butterfield (tu), Lalo Schifrin (p, arr), Art Davis (b), Chuck Lampkin (d), Willie Rodriguez (tim), Jack Del Rio (bgo), Candido Camero (cga)

a.b-01Africana (from Gillespiana) - 07:31  (Lalo Schifrin)
b.b-02Toccata (from Gillespiana) - 12:01  (Lalo Schifrin)
Both titles on: -     Verve LP 12": MG V-8394 - Gillespiana
-     Verve CD: 314 519 809-2 - Gillespiana/Carnegie Hall Concert (1993)

Date: December 19, 1960
Location: A & R Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

John Lewis (ldr), Ornette Coleman (as), Jim Hall (g), Alvin Brehm, Scott LaFaro (b), Sticks Evans (d), Charles Libove, Roland Vamos (vn), Alfred Brown, Harry Zaratzian (vl), Joseph Tekula (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.5232Abstraction - 04:07  (Gunther Schuller)
     Rhino CD: R2 71410 - Beauty Is A Rare Thing (1993)
b.5233Piece For Guitar And Strings - 06:20  (Jim Hall)
Both titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": 1365 - John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music: Jazz Abstractions - Compositions By Gunther Schuller And Jim Hall (1961)
-     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6252 - Golden Striker/Jazz Abstractions (1999)

Omit Ornette Coleman (as) on b. Omit Alvin Brehm (b) on b. Omit Sticks Evans (d) on b. Omit Alfred Brown (vl) on a.


Date: December 20, 1960
Location: A & R Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

John Lewis (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (f), Eric Dolphy (f, bcl, as), Ornette Coleman (as), Eddie Costa (vib), Jim Hall (g), Bill Evans (p), George Duvivier, Scott LaFaro (b), Sticks Evans (d), Charles Libove, Roland Vamos (vn), Harry Zaratzian (vl), Joseph Tekula (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.5235Variants On A Theme Of John Lewis (Django) - 10:11  (Gunther Schuller)
b.5236Variants On A Theme Of Thelonious Monk (Criss Cross) - 15:22  (Gunther Schuller)
     Rhino CD: R2 71410 - Beauty Is A Rare Thing (1993)
Both titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": 1365 - John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music: Jazz Abstractions - Compositions By Gunther Schuller And Jim Hall (1961)
-     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6252 - Golden Striker/Jazz Abstractions (1999)

Omit Eric Dolphy (bcl) on a. Omit Ornette Coleman (as) on a. Omit Eric Dolphy (as) on a.

a. is in three movements (5:25/1:38/3:04).
b. is in four movements (6:20/1:47/3:46/3:22).


Date: March 4, 1961
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York City
Label: Verve

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Leo Wright (f, as), John Frosk, Clark Terry, Nick Travis, Carl Warwick (t), Dizzy Gillespie (t, v), John Barrows, Richard Berg, Jim Buffington, Gunther Schuller (frh), George Matthews, Arnet Sparrow, Britt Woodman (tb), Paul Faulise (btb), Don Butterfield (tu), Lalo Schifrin (p, arr), Art Davis (b), Chuck Lampkin (d), Ray Barretto, Julio Collazo, José Mangual (per), Joe Carroll (v)

a.61VK 248This Is The Way - 03:53  (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
     Verve LP 12": V6-8423 - Carnegie Hall Concert
     Verve CD: 314 519 809-2 - Gillespiana/Carnegie Hall Concert (1993)
b.61VK 249Manteca - 06:24  (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Chano Pozo)
     Verve LP 12": V6-8423 - Carnegie Hall Concert
     Verve CD: 314 519 809-2 - Gillespiana/Carnegie Hall Concert (1993)
c.61VK 250Things To Come  (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
d.61VK 251Ool-Ya-Koo - 05:38  (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
     Verve LP 12": V6-8423 - Carnegie Hall Concert
     Verve CD: 314 519 809-2 - Gillespiana/Carnegie Hall Concert (1993)
e.61VK 252Ow!  (Dizzy Gillespie)
f.61VK 253Emanon  (Dizzy Gillespie)
g.61VK 254Con Alma  (Dizzy Gillespie)
h.61VK 255I Waited For You  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie)
i.61VK 256A Night In Tunisia - 13:14  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Jon Hendricks)
     Verve LP 12": V6-8423 - Carnegie Hall Concert
     Verve CD: 314 519 809-2 - Gillespiana/Carnegie Hall Concert (1993)
j.?Kush - 04:11  (Dizzy Gillespie)
     Verve LP 12": V6-8423 - Carnegie Hall Concert
     Verve CD: 314 519 809-2 - Gillespiana/Carnegie Hall Concert (1993)

Joe Carroll (v) on d only. Dizzy Gillespie (v) on d only.

"A Night In Tunisia" listed as "Tunisian Fantasy." Master number for "Kush" is unknown.


Date: April 10, 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Verve

Gerry Mulligan (ldr), Al Klink (f, ts), Don Ashworth (ob, ts), Walt Levinsky (cl, as), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Al DeRisi, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis (t), Earl Chapin, Fred Klein, Gunther Schuller (frh), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Alan Raph (btb), Bernie Leighton (p), Bill Crow (b), Mel Lewis (d), Judy Holliday (v)

a.61VK321It's Bad For Me - 02:16  (Cole Porter)
     DRG LP 12": SL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
     DRG CD: CDSL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
b.61VK322Loving You - 02:19  (Gerry Mulligan, Judy Holliday)
     DRG LP 12": SL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
     DRG CD: CDSL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
c.61VK323Blue Prelude  (Gordon Jenkins, Joe Bishop)
d.61VK324Suppertime - 03:27  (Irving Berlin)
     DRG LP 12": SL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
     DRG CD: CDSL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan

Probable that only one horn present on each session. Specifics needed on arrangers: Bob Brookmeyer, Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Bill Finegan, Gerry Mulligan.


Date: April 11, 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Verve

Gerry Mulligan (ldr), Al Klink (f, ts), Don Ashworth (ob, ts), Walt Levinsky (cl, as), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Al DeRisi, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis (t), Earl Chapin, Fred Klein, Gunther Schuller (frh), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Alan Raph (btb), Bernie Leighton (p), Bill Crow (b), Mel Lewis (d), Judy Holliday (v)

a.61VK325I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues - 02:52  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
     DRG LP 12": SL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
     DRG CD: CDSL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
b.61VK326Blue Prelude - 03:17  (Gordon Jenkins, Joe Bishop)
     DRG LP 12": SL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
     DRG CD: CDSL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
c.61VK327It Must Be Christmas - 03:04  (Gerry Mulligan, Judy Holliday)
     DRG LP 12": SL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
     DRG CD: CDSL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
d.61VK328Hong Kong Blues  (Hoagy Carmichael)

Probable that only one horn present on each session. Specifics needed on arrangers: Bob Brookmeyer, Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Bill Finegan, Gerry Mulligan.


Date: April 12, 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Verve

Gerry Mulligan (ldr), Al Klink (f, ts), Don Ashworth (ob, ts), Walt Levinsky (cl, as), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Al DeRisi, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis (t), Earl Chapin, Fred Klein, Gunther Schuller (frh), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Alan Raph (btb), Bernie Leighton (p), Bill Crow (b), Mel Lewis (d), Judy Holliday (v)

a.61VK329While We're Young  (Alec Wilder, William Engvick, Morty Palitz)
b.61VK330The Party's Over - 02:31  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
     DRG LP 12": SL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
     DRG CD: CDSL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan

Probable that only one horn present on each session. Specifics needed on arrangers: Bob Brookmeyer, Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Bill Finegan, Gerry Mulligan.


Date: April 17, 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Verve

Gerry Mulligan (ldr), Al Klink (f, ts), Don Ashworth (ob, ts), Walt Levinsky (cl, as), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Al DeRisi, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis (t), Earl Chapin, Fred Klein, Gunther Schuller (frh), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Alan Raph (btb), Bernie Leighton (p), Bill Crow (b), Mel Lewis (d), Judy Holliday (v)

a.61VK332Lazy - 02:31  (Irving Berlin)
b.61VK333What's The Rush - 03:31  (Gerry Mulligan, Judy Holliday)
c.61VK334Pass That Peace Pipe - 03:00  (Ralph Blane, Roger Edens, Hugh Martin)
All titles on: -     DRG LP 12": SL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan
-     DRG CD: CDSL 5191 - Holliday With Mulligan

Probable that only one horn present on each session. Specifics needed on arrangers: Bob Brookmeyer, Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Bill Finegan, Gerry Mulligan.


Date: May 18 & 22, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Verve

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Dizzy Gillespie, Bernie Glow, Robert Nagel, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Nick Travis, Joe Wilder (t), John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Paul Ingraham, Robert Northern (frh), Urbie Green, Jimmy Knepper (tb), Paul Faulise, Dick Hixson (btb), Harvey Phillips, Bill Stanley (tu), George Duvivier (b), Charli Persip (d), Michael Colgrass (per), Gloria Agostini, Laura Newell (hrp), J. J. Johnson (arr), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.61VK261The Sword Of Orion - 04:34  (J. J. Johnson)
b.61VK262Jubelo - 06:38  (J. J. Johnson)
c.61VK263Blue Mist - 06:53  (J. J. Johnson)
d.61VK264Fantasia - 07:35  (J. J. Johnson)
e.61VK265Horn Of Plenty - 05:09  (J. J. Johnson)
f.61VK266Ballade - 03:30  (J. J. Johnson)
All titles on: -     Verve LP 12": V6-8411 - Perceptions
-     Verve CD: 314 537 748-2 - Perceptions (1997)

Date: January 1962
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury

Julius Watkins (ldr), Roger 'King' Mozian (t), John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Robert Northern, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins (frh), Jay McAllister (tu), Eddie Costa (vib, p), George Duvivier (b), Ray Barretto (cga), Billy Byers (arr, con)

a.PB4413/PS1803 21147Home (When Shadows Fall) - 02:57  (Harry Clarkson, Jeff Clarkson, Peter Van Steeden)
     Philips LP 12": PHS 600-001 - French Horns For My Lady
b.PB4414/PS1804 21148I'm A Fool To Want You - 03:00  (Jack Wolf, J. S. Herron, Frank Sinatra)
     Philips LP 12": PHS 600-001 - French Horns For My Lady
c.21149The Boy Next Door  (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
d.21150Mood Indigo  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Barney Bigard)

Unknown ww and d present.


Date: January 1962
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury

Julius Watkins (ldr), Roger 'King' Mozian (t), John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Robert Northern, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins (frh), Jay McAllister (tu), Eddie Costa (vib, p), George Duvivier (b), Ray Barretto (cga), Martha Flowers (v), Billy Byers (arr, con)

a.PB4417/PS1814 22159September Song - 02:52  (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
b.PB4419/PS1807 22160Nuages - 03:42  (Django Reinhardt)
c.PB4416/PS1808 22161Clair De Lune - 02:56  (Claude Debussy)
d.PB4419/PS1809 22162Catana - 02:55  (Edgar DeLange, Alfred Newman)
All titles on: -     Philips LP 12": PHS 600-001 - French Horns For My Lady

Omit Martha Flowers (v) on a, c.

Unknown ww and d present.


Date: January 1962
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury

Julius Watkins (ldr), Roger 'King' Mozian (t), John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Robert Northern, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins (frh), Jay McAllister (tu), Eddie Costa (vib, p), George Duvivier (b), Ray Barretto (cga), Billy Byers (arr, con)

a.PB4420/PS1810 22167Speak Low - 04:08  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
b.PB4421/PS1811 22168Temptation - 03:10  (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
c.PB4414/PS1812 22169The Boy Next Door - 03:10  (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
d.PB4415/PS1813 22170Mood Indigo - 03:15  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Barney Bigard)
All titles on: -     Philips LP 12": PHS 600-001 - French Horns For My Lady

Date: March 10, 1962
Location: Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Label: [private recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Eric Dolphy (f, cl, bcl, as), John Oberbrunner (f), Leroy Strickland (t), Harold Britton, Lorelei Trenge (frh), John Iannotta (tb), Eddie Costa (vib, p), Barry Galbraith (g), Art Davis, Chuck Israels (b), Sticks Evans (d), Adrienne Galimir, Louis Krasner (vn), Joan Mulfinger (vl), George Mulfinger, Jr. (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.II - 01Ragtime For Eleven Instruments  (Igor Stravinsky)
b.II - 02Little Blue Devil [Kleiner Blauteufel]  (Gunther Schuller)
c.II - 03Variants On A Theme Of Thelonious Monk (Criss Cross) - 16:52  (Gunther Schuller)
     GM CD: GM 3005 CD - Vintage Dolphy
d.II - 04Abstraction  (Gunther Schuller)
e.Night Music - 03:50  (Gunther Schuller)
     GM LP 12": GM 3005D - Vintage Dolphy (1986)
     GM CD: GM 3005 CD - Vintage Dolphy

Eric Dolphy (f) on c only. Omit John Oberbrunner (f) on d, e. Eric Dolphy (cl) on a only. Eric Dolphy (bcl) on c, e only. Eric Dolphy (as) on c, d only. Leroy Strickland (t) on a only. Harold Britton (frh) on a only. Lorelei Trenge (frh) on a only. John Iannotta (tb) on a only. Eddie Costa (vib) on c only. Omit Barry Galbraith (g) on a, b. Eddie Costa (p) on e only. Omit Art Davis (b) on a, b. Omit Chuck Israels (b) on a, b. Omit Sticks Evans (d) on a, b. Omit Adrienne Galimir (vn) on a, e. Omit Louis Krasner (vn) on a, e. Omit Joan Mulfinger (vl) on a, e. Omit George Mulfinger, Jr. (vc) on a, e.

II - 03 divided 1:15/5:33/2:06/5:21/2:37

Further details of musicians on Stravinsky needed.


Date: May 19, 1962
Location: Ojai Festival Bowl, Ojai, CA
Label: [no known recording]

Jean Cunningham (f), Eric Dolphy (f, bcl, as), Paul Horn (f, as), Morton Subotnik (cl), Larry Bunker (vib, p), John Pisano (g), Luciano Berio, Lukas Foss (p), Jimmy Bond, Peter Mercurio (b), Milton Turner (d), David Frisina, Nathan Ross (vn), Nathan Rubin, Milton Thomas (vl), Howard Colf, Helen Stross (vc), Joel Andrews (hrp), Cathy Berberian (v), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.I - 01Density 21.5  (Edgard Varèse)
b.I - 02Winter Music  (John Cage)
c.I - 03Aria  (John Cage)
d.I - 03Fontana Mix  (John Cage)
e.I - 04Differences  (Luciano Berio)
f.II - 01[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
g.II - 02Variants On A Theme Of Thelonious Monk (Criss Cross)  (Gunther Schuller)

c, d performed as medley.

Jean Cunningham (f) on e only. Eric Dolphy (f) on a, f, g only. Paul Horn (f) on g only. Morton Subotnik (cl) on e only. Eric Dolphy (bcl) on g only. Eric Dolphy (as) on f, g only. Paul Horn (as) on g only. Larry Bunker (vib) on g only. John Pisano (g) on g only. Luciano Berio (p) on b, c, d only. Larry Bunker (p) on g only. Lukas Foss (p) on b, c, d only. Jimmy Bond (b) on f, g only. Peter Mercurio (b) on g only. Milton Turner (d) on f, g only. David Frisina (vn) on g only. Nathan Ross (vn) on g only. Nathan Rubin (vl) on e only. Milton Thomas (vl) on g only. Howard Colf (vc) on g only. Helen Stross (vc) on e only. Joel Andrews (hrp) on e only. Cathy Berberian (v) on b, c, d only. Gunther Schuller (con) on g only.

Details from concert program.

Prerecorded tapes are used in the Cage and Berio pieces.


Date: October 19, 1962
Location: Mandel Hall, University Of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Label: [no known recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Eric Dolphy (f, bcl, as), Carl Leukaufe (vib), Ronald Steele (g), Bob James (p), Richard Davis (b), Sticks Evans (d), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.I - 01Don Giovanni: Music For Three Orchestras  (W. A. Mozart)
b.I - 02Canzona In Echo  (Giovanni Gabrieli)
c.I - 03In The Cage  (Charles Ives)
d.I - 04In The Inn  (Charles Ives)
e.I - 05In The Night  (Charles Ives)
f.II - 01Ragtime For Eleven Instruments  (Igor Stravinsky)
g.II - 02Little Blue Devil [Kleiner Blauteufel]  (Gunther Schuller)
h.II - 03Variants On A Theme Of Thelonious Monk (Criss Cross)  (Gunther Schuller)
i.II - 04Night Music  (Gunther Schuller)
j.II - 05Abstraction  (Gunther Schuller)

Collective personnel - additional unknown members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Likely that jazz players did not participate in first half selections.

Stravinsky: f, cl, bsn, t, hn, per, cimbalom, 2 vn, vl, cb


Date: November 18, 1962
Location: Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Robert DiDomenica, Harvey Sollberger (f), Ronald Roseman (ob), Phillip West (enh), Marvin Feinsmith (bsn), Mark Popkin (cbn), James Douglas, Charles Russo (cl), Ernest Bright (scl), Jack Kreiselman (bcl), Fred Mills, Robert Nagel (t), Paul Ingraham, Brooks Tillotson (frh), Keith Brown, John Swallow (tb), Barry Galbraith (g), Earl Hummel (man), Paul Jacobs (p), Michael Colgrass, Arnold Goldberg, Charli Persip, Paul Price, Brad Spinney (per), Gerard Kantarjian, Matthew Raimondi (vn), Samuel Rhodes (vl), Michael Rudiakov (vc), Stuart Sankey (cb), Gloria Agostini (hrp), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.I - 01L'homme et son Désir - Poème Plastique  (Darius Milhaud)
b.I - 02Five Pieces For Orchestra  (Anton Webern)
c.I - 03Oiseaux Exotiques  (Olivier Messiaen)
d.II - 01Octet For Wind Instruments  (Igor Stravinsky)
e.II - 02Kammersymphonie No. 1, Op. 9  (Arnold Schoenberg)

Collective personnel.

a. is a concert version of the ballet music.

d. is in two movements: Sinfonia/Tema con Variazioni.


Date: December 28, 1962
Location: Philharmonic Hall, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

The Modern Jazz Quartet, Orchestra U.S.A. (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (f), Wally Kane (f, bsn), Don Ashworth (ob, bar), Ray Shiner (ob), Don Stewart (cl, bst), Phil Woods (cl, as), Louis Mucci, Herb Pomeroy, Nick Travis (t), Robert Northern, Robert Swisshelm (frh), Mike Zwerin (tb), Harvey Phillips (tu), Milt Jackson (vib), Jim Hall (g), John Lewis (p, dir), Richard Davis, Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d), Sticks Evans (per), Nathan Goldstein, Gino Sambuco, Jerry Widoff (vn), Julien Barber, Aaron Juvelier (vl), Alla Goldberg, Joseph Tekula (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.England's Carol  (John Lewis)
b.Valeria  (John Lewis)
c.The Golden Striker  (John Lewis)
d.Bel [aka Belkis]  (John Lewis)
e.Cortege  (John Lewis)
f.Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Cantilena)  (Heitor Villa-Lobos)
g.The Sheriff  (John Lewis)
h.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
i.God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  (Traditional)

Orchestra U.S.A. (ldr) on h only. Robert DiDomenica (f) on h only. Wally Kane (f) on h only. Don Ashworth (ob) on h only. Ray Shiner (ob) on h only. Wally Kane (bsn) on h only. Don Stewart (cl) on h only. Phil Woods (cl) on h only. Don Stewart (bst) on h only. Phil Woods (as) on h only. Don Ashworth (bar) on h only. Louis Mucci (t) on h only. Herb Pomeroy (t) on h only. Nick Travis (t) on h only. Robert Northern (frh) on h only. Robert Swisshelm (frh) on h only. Mike Zwerin (tb) on h only. Harvey Phillips (tu) on h only. Jim Hall (g) on h only. Richard Davis (b) on h only. Sticks Evans (per) on h only. Nathan Goldstein (vn) on h only. Gino Sambuco (vn) on h only. Jerry Widoff (vn) on h only. Julien Barber (vl) on h only. Aaron Juvelier (vl) on h only. Alla Goldberg (vc) on h only. Joseph Tekula (vc) on h only. John Lewis (dir) on h only. Gunther Schuller (con) on h only.

Information taken from magazine review.

In addition to Valeria, two other selections from A Milanese Story were performed by the MJQ.

Review does not identify the four pieces played by the orchestra: "After intermission the orchestra played four compositions, three of which had the quartet in attendance. Gunther Schuller conducted."


Date: January 12, 1963
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Colpix

Orchestra U.S.A. (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (pic, f), Wally Kane (f, bsn), Leo Wright (f), Don Ashworth (ob, bar), Ray Shiner (ob), Don Stewart (cl, bst), Phil Woods (cl, as), Louis Mucci, Herb Pomeroy, Nick Travis (t), Robert Northern, Robert Swisshelm (frh), Mike Zwerin (tb), Harvey Phillips (tu), Gary McFarland (vib, per), Jim Hall (g), John Lewis (p, dir), Richard Davis (b), Connie Kay (d), Sticks Evans (per), Gerald Beal, Nathan Goldstein, Gino Sambuco, Jerry Widoff (vn), Julien Barber, Aaron Juvelier (vl), Alla Goldberg, Joseph Tekula (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.a-01/02/03Three Little Feelings - 10:56  (John Lewis)
     Colpix LP 12": CP 448 - Debut (1963)
     Colpix LP 12": SCP 448 - Debut (1963)
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10117 - The Debut Recording (2004)

Three Little Feelings is in three parts (3:37/3:33/3:46).

Details needed on any differences between mono and stereo takes. CD issue includes both.


Date: February 4, 1963
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Colpix

Orchestra U.S.A. (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (pic, f), Eric Dolphy (f, as), Wally Kane (f, bsn), Don Ashworth (ob, bar), Ray Shiner (ob), Don Stewart (cl, bst), Phil Woods (cl, as), Louis Mucci, Herb Pomeroy, Nick Travis (t), Robert Northern, Robert Swisshelm (frh), Mike Zwerin (tb), Harvey Phillips (tu), Gary McFarland (vib, per), Jim Hall (g), John Lewis (p, dir), Richard Davis (b), Connie Kay (d), Sticks Evans (per), Gerald Beal, Nathan Goldstein, Gino Sambuco, Jerry Widoff (vn), Julien Barber, Selwart Clarke (vl), Alla Goldberg, Joseph Tekula (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.a-04Milesign - 05:20  (Gary McFarland)
b.a-05Milano - 03:38  (John Lewis)
c.b-03Grand Encounter - 05:41  (Gary McFarland)
All titles on: -     Colpix LP 12": CP 448 - Debut (1963)
-     Colpix LP 12": SCP 448 - Debut (1963)
-     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10117 - The Debut Recording (2004)

Details needed on any differences between mono and stereo takes. CD issue includes both.


Date: February 14, 1963
Location: Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Robert DiDomenica, Gerardo Levy (f), Ronald Roseman (enh), Arthur Weisberg (bsn), Mark Popkin (cbn), Arthur Bloom (cl), Joe Maneri (ts), Ronald Anderson, Fred Mills, Robert Nagel (t), William Brown, Dale Clevenger, Paul Ingraham (frh), Charles Small, John Swallow (tb), Tony Studd (btb), Harvey Phillips (tu), Bob James, Robert Miller (p), Richard Davis (b), John Bergamo, Michael Colgrass, Ed Shaughnessy, Jan Williams (per), Matthew Raimondi (vn), Samuel Rhodes (vl), Michael Rudiakov (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.I - 01Music For Nine Instruments  (Stephen Fisher)
b.I - 02Number 1 For Twelve Performers  (David Reck)
c.II - 01Variations For Brass Nonet  (William Hibbard)
d.II - 02Wedge  (Roger Reynolds)
e.II - 03A Chimer For Chamber Consort And Conductor  (Peter Phillips)

Bob James (p) on d only. Robert Miller (p) on b only.

Collective personnel.


Date: February 25, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Robert DiDomenica (pic, f), Ronald Roseman (ob), Phillip West (enh), Arthur Weisberg (bsn), Mark Popkin (cbn), Charles Russo (cl), Ernest Bright (scl), Jack Kreiselman (bcl), Howard Hillyer, Paul Ingraham (frh), Gerard Kantarjian, Matthew Raimondi (vn), Samuel Rhodes (vl), Michael Rudiakov (vc), Stuart Sankey (cb), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.6831Kammersymphonie No. 1, Op. 9 - 22:28  (Arnold Schoenberg)
     Finnadar LP 12": SR 9008 - Schoenberg/Berg/Webern (1975)

Apparently recorded for Atlantic but never issued until Finnadar LP.


Date: February 27, 1963
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Colpix

Orchestra U.S.A. (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (pic, f), Eric Dolphy (f, as), Wally Kane (f, bsn), Ray Shiner (ob), Phillip West (ob, enh), Don Stewart (cl, bst), Phil Woods (cl, as), Louis Mucci, Herb Pomeroy, Nick Travis (t), Robert Northern, Robert Swisshelm (frh), Mike Zwerin (tb), Harvey Phillips (tu), Jim Hall (g), John Lewis (p, dir), Richard Davis (b), Connie Kay (d), Michael Colgrass (chi), Sticks Evans (per), Gerald Beal, Alfred Breuning, Nathan Goldstein, Gino Sambuco (vn), Julien Barber, Aaron Juvelier (vl), Alla Goldberg, Joseph Tekula (vc), Gunther Schuller (arr, con)

a.b-01Natural Affection - 05:30  (John Lewis)
b.b-02Donnie's Theme - 05:18  (John Lewis)
c.b-04The Star Spangled Banner - 01:22  (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith)
All titles on: -     Colpix LP 12": CP 448 - Debut (1963)
-     Colpix LP 12": SCP 448 - Debut (1963)
-     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10117 - The Debut Recording (2004)

Gunther Schuller (arr) on c only.

Details needed on any differences between mono and stereo takes. CD issue includes both.


Date: March 14, 1963
Location: Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (f), Eric Dolphy (f, cl, bcl, as), Charles Russo (f, ts), Larry Austin (t), Paul Ingraham (frh), Wayne Andre (tb), Warren Chiasson, Ray Desroches (vib), Jim Hall (g), Robert Miller (p), Richard Davis, Barre Phillips (b), Sticks Evans, Charli Persip (d), Lewis Kaplan, Matthew Raimondi (vn), Samuel Rhodes (vl), Michael Rudiakov (vc), Gloria Agostini (hrp), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Ragtime For Eleven Instruments  (Igor Stravinsky)
b.All Set  (Milton Babbitt)
c.Abstraction - 04:44  (Gunther Schuller)
     GM LP 12": GM 3005D - Vintage Dolphy (1986)
     GM CD: GM 3005 CD - Vintage Dolphy
d.A Broken Consort  (Larry Austin)
e.Second Set For Theater Orchestra  (Charles Ives)
f.Densities - 04:50  (Gunther Schuller)
     GM LP 12": GM 3005D - Vintage Dolphy (1986)
     GM CD: GM 3005 CD - Vintage Dolphy
g.Night Music  (Gunther Schuller)

Omit Robert DiDomenica (f) on c, f. Omit Eric Dolphy (f) on c, f. Omit Charles Russo (f) on c, f. Eric Dolphy (cl) on f only. Omit Eric Dolphy (bcl) on c, f. Omit Eric Dolphy (as) on f. Omit Charles Russo (ts) on c, f. Omit Larry Austin (t) on c, f. Omit Paul Ingraham (frh) on c, f. Omit Wayne Andre (tb) on c, f. Omit Warren Chiasson (vib) on c. Omit Ray Desroches (vib) on c, f. Omit Jim Hall (g) on f. Omit Robert Miller (p) on c, f. Omit Barre Phillips (b) on f. Omit Sticks Evans (d) on f. Omit Charli Persip (d) on c, f. Lewis Kaplan (vn) on c only. Matthew Raimondi (vn) on c only. Samuel Rhodes (vl) on c only. Michael Rudiakov (vc) on c only. Omit Gloria Agostini (hrp) on c.

Information from magazine review and GM 3005D - which has incorrect personnel (listing Eddie Costa after his death in 1962).

db 5/9/63 p.34 lists strings as 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 celli - unknown, but GM 3005D gives only single quartet above. Confirmation needed.


Date: April 18, 1963
Location: Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Eric Dolphy (ldr), Eric Dolphy (f, bcl, as), Phil Woods (cl, as), Benny Golson (ts), Edward Armour, Don Ellis, Nick Travis (t), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Joe Venuto (vib), Jim Hall (g), Lalo Schifrin (p), Richard Davis, Barre Phillips (b), J. C. Moses, Charli Persip (d), Susan Belink (v), George Russell (arr), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Lydian M-1  (George Russell)
b.Jazz Cantata  (Andre Hodeir)
c.Reminiscin' In Tempo  (Duke Ellington, Mel Torme)
d.The Ritual Of Sound - 08:00  (Lalo Schifrin)
e.II - 01Half Note Triplets - 08:55  (Eric Dolphy)
     GM LP 12": GM 3005D - Vintage Dolphy (1986)
     GM CD: GM 3005 CD - Vintage Dolphy
f.II - 02Ode To Charlie Parker - 08:23  (Jaki Byard)
     GM LP 12": GM 3005D - Vintage Dolphy (1986)
     GM CD: GM 3005 CD - Vintage Dolphy
g.II - 03Iron Man - 06:35  (Eric Dolphy)
     GM LP 12": GM 3005D - Vintage Dolphy (1986)
     GM CD: GM 3005 CD - Vintage Dolphy
h.Donna Lee - 13:03  (Miles Davis)

Eric Dolphy (ldr) on e, f, g only. Eric Dolphy (f) on f only. Phil Woods (cl) on d only. Eric Dolphy (bcl) on d, e only. Eric Dolphy (as) on c, g, h only. Omit Phil Woods (as) on d, e, f, g. Omit Benny Golson (ts) on d, e, f, g. Edward Armour (t) on e, f, g only. Omit Don Ellis (t) on e, f, g. Omit Nick Travis (t) on a, e, f, g. Omit Jimmy Knepper (tb) on a, e, f, g. Joe Venuto (vib) on a, b, d only. Omit Jim Hall (g) on b, e, f, g. Lalo Schifrin (p) on c, h only. Richard Davis (b) on e, f, g only. Omit Barre Phillips (b) on e, f, g. J. C. Moses (d) on e, f, g only. Omit Charli Persip (d) on e, f, g. Susan Belink (v) on b only. George Russell (arr) on a only. Omit Gunther Schuller (con) on e, f, g, h.

Three additional selections by Andre Hodeir precede Jazz Cantata.

Jazz Cantata consists of seven parts:
1. A Shout: The Inviolable Dream
2. A Sketch: Memory Of Himself
3. A Scat: Multiple And Solitary
4. A Ballad: Does It Know Its Desire?
5. A Horn: Living Another Life
6. A Chord: The Nocturnal Wait
7. A Vocalizing: Already It Lives Its Death

Lydian M-1 scored for tentet (as, ts, bar, t, tu, vib, g, p, b, d). Only Venuto and Hall mentioned in NYT review.

Jazz Cantata scored for (as, ts, bar, 2 t, tb, vib, b, d, voc). Only Belink mentioned in NYT review.

Reminiscin' In Tempo scored for big band (4, 3, 3, g, p, b, d). Only Woods mentioned in NYT review.

Ritual Of Sound scored for (f, cl, bcl, 2 t, hn, tb, tu, vib, g, 2 b, d). No musicians mentioned in NYT review.

Additional unknown musicians.

No mention of jam session encore Donna Lee in NYT review.


Date: November 29, 1963
Location: Assembly Hall, Hunter College, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Orchestra U.S.A. (ldr), Eric Dolphy (f, bcl, as), Don Ashworth, Eddie Caine, Wally Kane, Jerome Richardson, Ray Shiner, Don Stewart (ww), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Louis Mucci, Joe Newman, Nick Travis (t), Robert Northern, Robert Swisshelm (frh), Mike Zwerin (tb), Harvey Phillips (tu), Jim Hall (g), John Lewis (p, dir), Richard Davis (b), Connie Kay (d), Michael Colgrass, Harold Farberman (per), Gerald Beal, Lewis Eley, Gino Sambuco, Jerry Widoff (vn), Julien Barber, Aaron Juvelier (vl), Alfred Bartles, Joseph Tekula (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Fugue In D Minor  (J. S. Bach)
b.Concerto No. 2 For Orchestra  (Miljenko Prohaska)
c.Natural Affection  (John Lewis)
d.Donnie's Theme  (John Lewis)
e.England's Carol  (John Lewis)
f.Cortege  (John Lewis)
g.The Queen's Fancy  (John Lewis)
h.Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
i.I'm Getting Sentimental Over You  (George Bassman, Ned Washington)
j.I Should Care  (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston)
k.Silver  (John Lewis)
l.Intima  (Miljenko Prohaska)
m.Pretty Little Gypsy  (Gary McFarland)

Omit Eric Dolphy (f) on h, i, j. Omit Don Ashworth (ww) on h, i, j. Omit Eddie Caine (ww) on h, i, j. Omit Wally Kane (ww) on h, i, j. Omit Jerome Richardson (ww) on h, i, j. Omit Ray Shiner (ww) on h, i, j. Omit Don Stewart (ww) on h, i, j. Omit Eric Dolphy (bcl) on h, i, j. Omit Eric Dolphy (as) on h, i, j. Gerry Mulligan (bar) on e, f, g, h, k only. Omit Louis Mucci (t) on h, i, j. Omit Joe Newman (t) on h, i, j. Omit Nick Travis (t) on h, i, j. Omit Robert Northern (frh) on h, i, j. Omit Robert Swisshelm (frh) on h, i, j. Omit Mike Zwerin (tb) on h, i, j. Omit Harvey Phillips (tu) on h, i, j. Omit Jim Hall (g) on j. Omit John Lewis (p) on i. Omit Richard Davis (b) on i, j. Omit Connie Kay (d) on i, j. Omit Michael Colgrass (per) on h, i, j. Omit Harold Farberman (per) on h, i, j. Omit Gerald Beal (vn) on h, i, j. Omit Lewis Eley (vn) on h, i, j. Omit Gino Sambuco (vn) on h, i, j. Omit Jerry Widoff (vn) on h, i, j. Omit Julien Barber (vl) on h, i, j. Omit Aaron Juvelier (vl) on h, i, j. Omit Alfred Bartles (vc) on h, i, j. Omit Joseph Tekula (vc) on h, i, j. Omit Gunther Schuller (con) on h, i, j.

Information taken from newspaper ad and review and magazine review as well as concert program.

Pretty Little Gypsy not listed on concert program.


Date: January 3, 1964
Location: Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Label: [no known recording]

Orchestra U.S.A. (ldr), John Lewis (p, dir), Skitch Henderson (spk), Harold Farberman, Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Adagio And Fugue  (W. A. Mozart)
b.The Unanswered Question  (Charles Ives)
c.Odds Against Tomorrow  (John Lewis)
d.Journey Into Jazz  (Gunther Schuller, Nat Hentoff)
e.Ragtime For Eleven Instruments  (Igor Stravinsky)

Skitch Henderson (spk) on d only.

Information taken from newspaper ad.

Additional personnel unknown.

Also scheduled for this performance was a transcription of a work by J.S. Bach.


Date: February 7, 1964
Location: Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Label: [no known recording]

Orchestra U.S.A. (ldr), Milt Jackson (vib), John Lewis (p, dir), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d), Harold Farberman, Gunther Schuller (con)

a.German Dances  (Franz Schubert, Anton Webern)
b.Five Pieces For Orchestra  (Anton Webern)
c.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)
d.Sketches  (John Lewis)
e.Nocturne For Strings  (Anton Dvorák)
f.Labyrinth  (Hans Werner Henze)
g.La Creation Du Monde  (Darius Milhaud)

Milt Jackson (vib) on c, d only. John Lewis (p) on c, d only. Percy Heath (b) on c, d only. Connie Kay (d) on c, d only.

Information taken from newspaper ad.

Additional personnel unknown.


Date: February 11, 1964
Location: Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Gerardo Levy, Andrew Lolya (f), Ronald Roseman (ob), Phillip West (enh), Arthur Weisberg (bsn), Donald McCourt (cbn), Charles Russo (cl, bcl), Jack Kreiselman (scl), Paul Howland (bcl), Robert Nagel (t), Paul Ingraham, Larry Wechsler (frh), John Swallow (tb), Paul Jacobs (p, cel), Matthew Raimondi, Paul Zukovsky (vn), Samuel Rhodes (vl), Robert Sylvester (vc), Stuart Sankey (cb), Gloria Agostini (hrp), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.I - 01Kadensar  (Leifur Thorarinsson)
b.I - 02Chamber Music For Thirteen Players  (Arthur Berger)
c.I - 03Composition For Twelve Instruments  (Milton Babbitt)
d.II - 01Chamber Concerto  (Alban Berg)

Paul Jacobs (p) on d only.

Collective personnel.


Date: March 10, 1964
Location: Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City
Label: [no known recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Gerardo Levy (f), Ernest Bright (cl, scl), James Burke, Allan Dean (t), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Bill Stanley (tu), Paul Jacobs (p), Robert Miller (cel), John Bergamo, Ray Desroches, Harold Farberman, Richard Fitz, Paul Price, Jan Williams (per), Matthew Raimondi, Paul Zukovsky (vn), Samuel Rhodes (vl), Robert Sylvester (vc), Stuart Sankey (cb), Marianne Weltman (v), Marten Sameth (spk), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.I - 01Le Piège de Méduse  (Erik Satie)
b.I - 02Strofy  (Krzystof Penderecki)
c.I - 03Times Five  (Earle Brown)
d.II - 01Suite Pour Mondrian: Lignes et Rhythmes Mouvants  (Jean Pierre Guézec)
e.II - 01Suite Pour Mondrian: Rhythmes et Lignes Mouvants  (Jean Pierre Guézec)
f.II - 02Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca  (Silvestre Revueltas)

d, e performed as medley.

Marianne Weltman (v) on b only. Marten Sameth (spk) on b only.

Collective personnel.

a. is in seven movements: Quadrille/Valse/Untitled/Mazurka/Untitled/Polka/Quadrille.

c. uses four prerecorded tapes.

e. is in three movements: Baile (Dance)/Duelo (Sorrow)/Son (Sound).


Date: March 13, 1964
Location: Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Label: [no known recording]

Orchestra U.S.A. (ldr), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Thad Jones (t), Dick Katz (p), Richard Davis (b), Harold Farberman (per, con), Joseph Tekula (vc), John Lewis (dir), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Concerto a 8  (Johann Disnas Zelenka)
b.Concerto Grosso  (Peter Phillips)
c.Concerto For Percussion And Small Orchestra  (Darius Milhaud)
d.Concerto For Jazz Soloist And Orchestra  (William O. Smith)
e.Ebony Concerto  (Igor Stravinsky)
f.Concerto For Violin  (Robert DiDomenica)
g.Duke Bey  (Arif Mardin)
h.A Portrait Of Coleman Hawkins  (Benny Golson)
i.Kammermusik No. 3  (Paul Hindemith)

Coleman Hawkins (ts) on g, h only. Thad Jones (t) on e only. Dick Katz (p) on e, g, h only. Richard Davis (b) on e only. Harold Farberman (per) on c only. Omit Joseph Tekula (vc) on a, d, e.

Information taken from newspaper listing and flyer of upcoming events - these give conflicting information.

Some pieces may have shifted between this concert and the next in the series on April 24, 1964.

Additional personnel unknown.


Date: April 24, 1964
Location: Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Label: [no known recording]

Orchestra U.S.A. (ldr), Bill [William O.] Smith (cl), Susan Belink (v), John Lewis (dir), Harold Farberman, Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Recitativo For Violin And Strings  (Francesco Antonio Bonporti)
b.Kammermusik No. 3  (Paul Hindemith)
c.Jazz Cantata  (Andre Hodeir)
d.Divertimento In F [K. 247]  (W. A. Mozart)
e.Ebony Concerto  (Igor Stravinsky)
f.Concerto For Jazz Soloist And Orchestra  (William O. Smith)

Bill [William O.] Smith (cl) on e, f only. Susan Belink (v) on c only.

Information taken from newspaper listing and ad and flyer of upcoming events. The last gives conflicting information. Some pieces may have shifted between this concert and the previous one in the series on March 13, 1964.

There were scheduled to be "Improvisations" prior to the final selection.

Additional personnel unknown.


Date: May 22, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Orchestra U.S.A. (ldr), Don Ashworth (ob), Jerome Richardson (as), Benny Golson (ts), Louis Mucci, Nick Travis (t), Richard Davis (b), Joe Cocuzzo (d), Skitch Henderson (spk), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.CO82126Journey Into Jazz - 18:14  (Gunther Schuller, Nat Hentoff)
     Columbia LP 12": CS 9047 - Jazz Journey
     Columbia LP 12": CL 2247 - Jazz Journey

Additional personnel unknown.

Liner notes say three sessions (of which this is the first) but Lord only shows two.


Date: September 24, 1964
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA
Label: [private recording]

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Leo Wright (f, as), Dizzy Gillespie (t), Lalo Schifrin (p, arr), Bob Cunningham (b), Chuck Lampkin (d), J. J. Johnson (arr), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Prelude (from Gillespiana)  (Lalo Schifrin)
b.Blues (from Gillespiana)  (Lalo Schifrin)
c.Panamericana (from Gillespiana)  (Lalo Schifrin)
d.Africana (from Gillespiana)  (Lalo Schifrin)
e.Toccata (from Gillespiana)  (Lalo Schifrin)
f.A Night In Tunisia  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Jon Hendricks)
g.The Sword Of Orion  (J. J. Johnson)
h.Jubelo  (J. J. Johnson)
i.Blue Mist  (J. J. Johnson)
j.Fantasia  (J. J. Johnson)
k.Horn Of Plenty  (J. J. Johnson)
l.Ballade  (J. J. Johnson)

Omit J. J. Johnson (arr) on a, b, c, d, e, f. Omit Lalo Schifrin (arr) on g, h, i, j, k, l.

Recording may be held in MJF archive at Stanford University.

Additional unknown brass players.

This arrangement of A Night In Tunisia known as "Tunisian Fantasy".


Date: ca. 1965
Location: Judson Hall, New York City
Label: Cambridge

Hubert Laws (f, ts), Jerome Richardson (f, ww, cl, as), Bill [William O.] Smith (cl, bcl), Joe Newman (t), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Harold Farberman (vib, con), Phil Kraus (vib, per), Joe Venuto (vib), Jim Hall (g), Richard Davis, George Duvivier (b), Mel Lewis (d), Lewis Eley (vn), Joseph Tekula (vc), Gloria Agostini (hrp), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.a-01Sumadija - 08:49  (John Lewis)
b.a-02Then Silence - 12:51  (Harold Farberman)
c.b-01Night Music - 04:54  (Gunther Schuller)
d.b-02Densities - 04:50  (Gunther Schuller)
e.b-03Elegy For Eric - 07:11  (William O. Smith)
All titles on: -     Cambridge LP 12": CRS 1820 - Dedicated To Eric Dolphy (1928-1964)

Hubert Laws (f) on b only. Jerome Richardson (f) on a, e only. Jerome Richardson (ww) on a, e only. Jerome Richardson (cl) on a, b only. Bill [William O.] Smith (cl) on d, e only. Bill [William O.] Smith (bcl) on c only. Jerome Richardson (as) on b only. Hubert Laws (ts) on b only. Omit Joe Newman (t) on c, d. Omit Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) on c, d. Harold Farberman (vib) on d only. Phil Kraus (vib) on e only. Joe Venuto (vib) on b only. Jim Hall (g) on c only. George Duvivier (b) on c only. Phil Kraus (per) on a only. Lewis Eley (vn) on a, e only. Joseph Tekula (vc) on a, b only. Gloria Agostini (hrp) on d only. Omit Harold Farberman (con) on c, d. Gunther Schuller (con) on c, d only.


Date: February 12 & 13, 1973
Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
Label: Capitol

Gunther Schuller (ldr), David Reskin (pic, f), Victor Sawa (cl), Charles Lewis (t), Roy Cutler (tb), Gary Ofenloch (tu), Myron Romanul (p), Michael Singer (b), Mark Belair (d), Tibor Pusztai, Juan Ramirez-Hernandez (vn), Juan Dandridge (vl), Bruce Coppock (vc), D. S. De Lisle, E. J. Stark (arr), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.a-01The Cascades - 03:27  (Scott Joplin)
b.a-02Sunflower Slow Drag - 03:07  (Scott Joplin, Scott Hayden)
c.a-03The Chrysanthemum - 03:44  (Scott Joplin)
d.a-04The Entertainer - 03:51  (Scott Joplin)
e.a-05The Ragtime Dance - 04:00  (Scott Joplin)
f.b-01Sugar Cane - 03:20  (Scott Joplin)
g.b-02The Easy Winners - 03:56  (Scott Joplin)
h.b-03The Entertainer - 04:15  (Scott Joplin)
i.b-04Sunflower Slow Drag - 03:27  (Scott Joplin, Scott Hayden)
j.b-05Maple Leaf Rag - 03:11  (Scott Joplin)
All titles on: -     Angel LP 12": S 36060 - Scott Joplin: The Red Back Book (1973)

Omit David Reskin (pic) on d, i. Omit David Reskin (f) on d, i. Omit Victor Sawa (cl) on d, i. Omit Charles Lewis (t) on d, i. Omit Roy Cutler (tb) on d, i. Omit Gary Ofenloch (tu) on d, i. Omit Michael Singer (b) on d, i. Omit Mark Belair (d) on d, i. Omit Tibor Pusztai (vn) on d, i. Omit Juan Ramirez-Hernandez (vn) on d, i. Omit Juan Dandridge (vl) on d, i. Omit Bruce Coppock (vc) on d, i. D. S. De Lisle (arr) on b, e, h only. E. J. Stark (arr) on a only. Omit Gunther Schuller (con) on d, i.

New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble

Unidentified arrangers are not credited in original music parts.


Date: December 15-17, 1973 and January 4, 1974
Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
Label: [private recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), David Reskin (pic, f), Linda Jacquin (ob), Marlene Mazzuca (bsn), Bruce Creditor, Diane Heffner (cl), Robert 'Bo' Winiker (t), George Sullivan (frh), Thomas Foulds (tb), Gary Ofenloch (tu), Myron Romanul (p), Edwin Barker (b), Mark Belair (d), Cyrus Stevens, Amy Teare (vn), James Froelich (vl), Bruce Coppock (vc), Gunther Schuller (arr, con)

a.a-01Original Rags - 04:35  (Scott Joplin)
b.a-02Elite Syncopations - 03:49  (Scott Joplin)
c.a-03Bethena - 04:41  (Scott Joplin)
d.a-04Wall Street Rag - 03:49  (Scott Joplin)
e.a-05Magnetic Rag - 04:50  (Scott Joplin)
f.a-06Palm Leaf Rag - 03:26  (Scott Joplin)
g.b-01Solace - 04:56  (Scott Joplin)
h.b-02Euphonic Sounds - 04:05  (Scott Joplin)
i.b-03Peacherine Rag - 03:40  (Scott Joplin)
j.b-04Scott Joplin's New Rag - 04:04  (Scott Joplin)
k.b-05Pine Apple Rag - 03:57  (Scott Joplin)
l.b-06Gladiolus Rag - 03:50  (Scott Joplin)
All titles on: -     Golden Crest LP 12": CRS 31031 - More Scott Joplin Rags (1974)
-     GM CD: GM 3030 CD - The Art Of Scott Joplin (1998)

Linda Jacquin (ob) on a, c, d, h only. Marlene Mazzuca (bsn) on a, c, d, h, j only. Diane Heffner (cl) on a only. George Sullivan (frh) on c, d, j, k only. Gunther Schuller (arr) on c, d, g, h only.

New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble (CD issue as by New England Ragtime Ensemble).


Date: April 21, 1974
Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Label: [private recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Ross Bauer (cl, as, bar), Ricky Ford, Bob Hanlon (cl, ts), Bruce Henderson (cl, bar), Lance van Lenten (cl, ss, as), Chris Albert, Lloyd Barry, Howard Lackey, Robert 'Bo' Winiker (t), Hiroshi Fukumura, J. J. Harvey, Gary Valente (tb), Marcus Fiorillo (g), Alan Pasqua (p), Myron Romanul, Ed Schuller (b), Anton Fig (d), Andrew Jones (vn), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.b-01Blue Light - 03:20  (Duke Ellington)
b.b-02The Clothed Woman - 03:13  (Duke Ellington)
c.b-03Blue Mist - 03:38  (Mercer Ellington)
d.b-04Reminiscin' In Tempo - 13:15  (Duke Ellington, Mel Torme)
All titles on: -     Golden Crest LP 12": CRS 31041 - Homage To Ellington In Concert

New England Conservatory Jazz Repertory Orchestra

Personnel specifics needed.

Pianist Myron Romanul plays bass on selections requiring second bassist.


Date: May 10, 1974
Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
Label: [private recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Ross Bauer (cl, as, bar), Ricky Ford, Bob Hanlon (cl, ts), Bruce Henderson (cl, bar), Lance van Lenten (cl, ss, as), Chris Albert, Lloyd Barry, Howard Lackey, Robert 'Bo' Winiker (t), Hiroshi Fukumura, J. J. Harvey, Gary Valente (tb), Marcus Fiorillo (g), Alan Pasqua (p), Myron Romanul, Ed Schuller (b), Anton Fig (d), Andrew Jones (vn), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.a-01Old Man Blues - 02:58  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
b.a-02Subtle Lament - 02:40  (Duke Ellington)
c.a-03C Jam Blues - 03:00  (Duke Ellington)
d.a-04Jack The Bear - 03:20  (Duke Ellington)
e.a-05Carnegie Blues - 03:02  (Duke Ellington)
f.a-06Ko - Ko - 02:35  (Duke Ellington)
g.a-07Dusk - 03:09  (Duke Ellington)
h.a-08Cotton Tail - 03:01  (Duke Ellington)
All titles on: -     Golden Crest LP 12": CRS 31041 - Homage To Ellington In Concert

New England Conservatory Jazz Repertory Orchestra

Personnel specifics needed.

Pianist Myron Romanul plays bass on selections requiring second bassist.


Date: June 20, 1974
Location: Temple University Music Festival, Ambler, PA
Label: [no known recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.[unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble.


Date: Oct. 29 & 30, Dec. 3 & 4, 1974 and Jan. 2 & 3, Mar. 19, 1975
Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
Label: [private recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Stephanie Jutt (pic, f), Linda Jacquin (ob), Judith Bedford (bsn), Bruce Creditor (cl), Robert 'Bo' Winiker (t), Susan Graham, Lawrence Ragent (frh), Thomas Foulds (tb), Jerome Harris (g, bj), Myron Romanul (p), Edwin Barker (b), Lawrence Fried (d), Mary O'Reilly, Ann Ourada (vn), Virginia Izzo (vl), Bruce Coppock (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Harlem Rag  (Tom Turpin)
b.Swipesy Cake-Walk  (Scott Joplin, Arthur Marshall)
c.Frog Legs Rag  (James Scott)
d.Kinklets  (Arthur Marshall)
e.Silver Swan Rag  (Scott Joplin)
f.Grace And Beauty  (James Scott)
g.Creole Eyes  (Louis Moreau Gottschalk)
h.Heliotrope Bouquet - 03:38  (Louis Chauvin, Scott Joplin)
i.Cataract Rag - 04:08  (Robert Hampton)
j.Ann Street  (Charles Ives)
k.Ragtime From "Parade"  (Erik Satie)
l.Ragtime For Eleven Instruments  (Igor Stravinsky)
m.Pastime Rag No. 4 - 03:18  (Artie Matthews)
n.Charleston Rag - 03:48  (Eubie Blake)
o.Kitten On The Keys - 02:58  (Zez Confrey)
p.Grandpa's Spells - 01:58  (Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton)
q.Grandpa's Spells - 02:45  (Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton)
r.Smokehouse Blues - 04:22  (Charlie Luke)
s.Sensation Rag  (Nick La Rocca)
t.Fig Leaf Rag  (Scott Joplin)
u.Ophelia Rag  (James Scott)
v.Hilarity Rag  (James Scott)
w.Ragtime Nightingale  (Joseph Lamb)

Gunther Schuller (ldr) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r, t only. Stephanie Jutt (pic) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Stephanie Jutt (f) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Linda Jacquin (ob) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Judith Bedford (bsn) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Bruce Creditor (cl) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Robert 'Bo' Winiker (t) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Susan Graham (frh) on m only. Lawrence Ragent (frh) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Thomas Foulds (tb) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Jerome Harris (g) on h, n, q only. Jerome Harris (bj) on i, m, o, p, r only. Myron Romanul (p) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r, t only. Edwin Barker (b) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Lawrence Fried (d) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Mary O'Reilly (vn) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Ann Ourada (vn) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Virginia Izzo (vl) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Bruce Coppock (vc) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only. Gunther Schuller (con) on h, i, m, n, o, p, q, r only.


Date: 1975

Label: Columbia

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Harvey Estrin (pic), Harold Bennett, Paul Dunkel, Andrew Lolya (f), Leonard Arner, Henry Schuman (ob), Loren Glickman, Leonard Hindell, Jackie Knitzer (bsn), Herb Blayman, Michael Burgio, James Douglas, Naomi Drucker, Stanley Drucker, Al Galladoro, Paul Gallo, Roger Hiller, Joe Rabbai, Charles Russo, Dave Tofani (cl), Phil Bodner (cl, as), Pete Simanauer (scl), Al Regni (acl), Vincent 'Jimmy' Abato, Steve Freeman (bcl), Walt Levinsky (as), Romeo Penque (ts), Wally Kane (bar), Ray Crisara, Bernie Glow (t), Allan Dean, Carmine Fornarotto, Mark Gould, Gerard Schwarz, John Ware (c), John Clark, Peter Gordon, Paul Ingraham, Brooks Tillotson (frh), Per Brevig, Keith Brown, Doug Edelman, Stewart Taylor (tb), Don Harwood (btb), John Swallow, John Taylor (eu), Harvey Phillips, Bill Stanley (tu), Michael Aaron, Buster Bailey, Richard Fitz, Herb Harris, Morris Lang, Walter Rosenberger (per), Gunther Schuller (arr, con)

a.a-01The Footlifter  (Henry Fillmore)
b.a-02Gallant Seventh  (John Philip Sousa)
c.a-03Second Connecticut Regiment March  (D. W. Reeves)
d.a-04March Intercollegiate  (Charles Ives)
e.a-05Semper Fidelis  (John Philip Sousa)
f.a-06Them Basses  (Getty H. Huffine)
g.a-07The Liberty Bell  (John Philip Sousa)
h.b-01Combination March  (Scott Joplin)
i.b-02The Thunderer  (John Philip Sousa)
j.b-03Purple Carnival  (Harry L. Alford)
k.b-04El Capitan  (John Philip Sousa)
l.b-05Symphonia  (Merle Evans)
m.b-06Omega Lambda Chi  (Charles Ives)
n.b-07The Stars And Stripes Forever  (John Philip Sousa)
All titles on: -     Columbia Master Works LP 12": XM 33513 - Footlifters - A Century Of American Marches (1975)

Gunther Schuller (arr) on h only.

LP issue gives no recording date - 1975 is issue date.


Date: October 13, 1975
Location: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory Of Music, Boston, MA
Label: Columbia

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Kathi Edelson, Stephanie Jutt (pic, f), Steve Ferrera (xyl, d, per), Bob Young (g, bj), Myron Romanul (acc), Mike Anderson, Mary O'Reilly, Harris Shiller (vn), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.a-01Larry O'Gaff  (Traditional)
b.a-02Miller's Reel  (Traditional)
c.a-03Steamboat Waltz  (Traditional)
d.a-04Devil's Dream  (Traditional)
e.a-05Fischer's Hornpipe  (Johann Christian Fischer)
f.a-06Flop-Eared Mule  (Traditional)
g.b-01On The Road To Boston  (Traditional)
h.b-02Silver And Gold Two-Step  (Traditional)
i.b-03Balkan Hills Schottische  (Traditional)
j.b-04Over The Waves  (Juventino Rosas)
k.b-05Money Musk  (Traditional)
All titles on: -     Columbia Master Works LP 12": M 33981 - One Hundred Years Of Country Dance Music (1976)

LP issue does not list complete personnel, but gives instrumentation: 9 vn, 5 f/pic, 5 g/bj, p, d/per, and in some pieces acc and xyl.


Date: ca. 1976

Label: [private recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Stephanie Jutt (pic, f), Hankus Netsky (ob), Michael Duncan (enh), Ronald Haroutunian (bsn), Bruce Creditor, John Ingram, Alan Klingaman, Kenneth Radnofsky, Robert Read, Tad Shull, Eric Thomas (ww), Tim Morrison, Doug Morton, Chris Paison, Robert 'Bo' Winiker (t), Matt Johnson, Bill Medearis, Fred Parcells, Donald Sanders (tb), Robert Carriker (tu), Paul Shumsky (bj), Fred Hersch (p, cel), John West (p), Mark Leonard (b), Bill Norine (d), Steve Ferrera (per), Michael Bosetti, Benedict Goodfriend, Mary O'Reilly, Harris Shiller, Joe Venuti (vn), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.a-01Coquette - 02:20  (Johnny Green, Carmen Lombardo, Gus Kahn)
b.a-02My Blue Heaven - 02:40  (Walter Donaldson, George Whiting)
c.a-03Changes - 02:53  (Walter Donaldson)
d.a-04Waiting At The End Of The Road - 02:29  (Irving Berlin)
e.a-05I'm On The Crest Of A Wave - 02:58  (Ray Henderson)
f.a-06Happy Feet - 02:13  (Jack Yellen, Milton Ager)
g.a-07Makin' Whoopee - 02:45  (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
h.a-08Nobody's Sweetheart - 02:25  (Gus Kahn, Billy Meyers, Ernie Erdman, Elmer Schoebel)
i.b-01Dardanella - 02:43  (Johnny S. Black, Felix Bernard, Fred Fisher)
j.b-02Lonely Melody - 02:25  (Sam Coslow, Benny Meroff, Hal Dyson)
k.b-03Back In Your Own Back Yard - 02:23  (Al Jolson, Billy Rose, Dave Dreyer)
l.b-04After You've Gone - 02:59  (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)
m.b-05San - 03:03  (Lindsay McPhail, Walter Michels)
n.b-06Sugar - 02:51  (Maceo Pinkard, Sidney Mitchell, Edna Alexander)
o.b-07Sweet Sue, Just You - 04:10  (Will J. Harris, Victor Young)
All titles on: -     Golden Crest LP 12": CRSQ 31043 - Happy Feet - A Tribute To Paul Whiteman (1976)
-     GM CD: GM 3048 CD - Happy Feet - A Tribute To Paul Whiteman

New England Conservatory Jazz Repertory Orchestra


Date: ca. 1976

Label: [private recording]

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Ko - Ko - 01:39  (Duke Ellington)
b.Daybreak Express - 03:05  (Duke Ellington)
Both titles on: -     New England Conservatory LP 12": NEC 111 - Be Glad, Then, America! - A Bicentennial Recording

LP issue gives no recording date - 1976 is probable. No details given for "Members of the New England Conservatory Jazz Repertory Orchestra."


Date: 1977
Location: CBS Studios, New York City
Label: Columbia

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Allan Dean, Mark Gould (c), Gerard Schwarz (c, eu), John Swallow (tb, eu), Gunther Schuller (arr, con)

a.a-01Three Kings  (Walter M. Smith)
b.a-02Mephisto Masqué  (Edmond Dédé)
c.a-03Lullaby  (George Morrison)
d.a-04Variations On "Norma" By Bellini  (Jean Baptiste Arban)
e.a-05Neptune's Court  (Herbert L. Clarke)
f.a-06Side Partners  (Herbert L. Clarke)
g.b-01Three Aces  (Herbert L. Clarke)
h.b-02Pleasant Moments  (Scott Joplin)
i.b-03Lake Of Bays  (Herbert L. Clarke)
j.b-04Josephine  (Bohumir Kryl)
k.b-05Southern Cross  (Herbert L. Clarke)
l.b-06Hungarian Melodies  (Vincent Bach)
All titles on: -     Columbia Master Works LP 12": M 34553 - Turn Of The Century Cornet Favorites (1977)

Allan Dean (c) on a, g only. Mark Gould (c) on a, g only. Omit Gerard Schwarz (c) on b. John Swallow (tb) on c only. Gerard Schwarz (eu) on b only. John Swallow (eu) on f only.

LP issue gives no recording date - 1977 is issue date.

Additional unknown musicians listed as Columbia Chamber Ensemble.


Date: May 17 & 18, 1980
Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum Of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Label: Smithsonian Collection

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Lawrence Feldman (cl, ts), Bob Wilber (ss, as), Norris Turney (as), Sal Nistico (ts), Rick Wald (bar), David Berger, Tom Harrell, Lew Soloff, Robert 'Bo' Winiker (t), Art Baron, John Gale (tb), Jimmy Knepper (tb, vtb), Bucky Pizzarelli (g, bj), Mike Abene (p), Major Holley (b), Jeff Brillinger (d), Beverly Rohlehr (v), Duke Ellington, Bill Kirchner (arr), Gunther Schuller (arr, con)

a.a-01Old Man Blues - 03:10  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
b.a-02Night Song - 04:20  (Duke Ellington)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
c.a-03Chant For F. D. Roosevelt [aka American Lullaby] - 03:47  (Duke Ellington)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
d.a-04Casa Blanca [aka Bagdad] - 04:17  (Juan Tizol)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
e.a-05I'm Beginning To See The Light - 03:36  (Harry James, Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Don George)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
f.b-01The Clothed Woman - 04:45  (Duke Ellington)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
g.b-02Symphony In Black: Introduction And The Laborers - 02:50  (Duke Ellington)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
h.b-02Ducky Wucky  (Duke Ellington)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
i.b-02Jealousy  (Duke Ellington)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
j.b-02Saddest Tale [aka Big City Blues] - 07:12  (Duke Ellington)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
k.b-02A Hymn Of Sorrow - 01:48  (Duke Ellington)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
l.b-02Merry-Go-Round [aka Harlem Rhythm] - 03:51  (Duke Ellington)
     Smithsonian Collection LP 12": N 024 - Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works (1981)
m.C Jam Blues  (Duke Ellington)
n.Perdido  (Juan Tizol, Hans Lengsfelder, Ervin Drake)

h, i, j performed as medley.

Omit Lawrence Feldman (cl) on b, d, f. Omit Bob Wilber (ss) on b, c, d, e, f. Omit Norris Turney (as) on f. Omit Bob Wilber (as) on f. Omit Lawrence Feldman (ts) on f. Sal Nistico (ts) on b, c, d, e, m, n only. David Berger (t) on b, c, d, e, m, n only. Tom Harrell (t) on b, c, d, e, m, n only. Lew Soloff (t) on b, c, d, e, m, n only. Robert 'Bo' Winiker (t) on b, c, d, e, m, n only. Omit Art Baron (tb) on f. Omit John Gale (tb) on f. Jimmy Knepper (tb) on c, e only. Omit Jimmy Knepper (vtb) on c, e, f. Omit Bucky Pizzarelli (g) on a, d, f. Bucky Pizzarelli (bj) on a only. Beverly Rohlehr (v) on e, j only. Duke Ellington (arr) on d only. Bill Kirchner (arr) on b only. Gunther Schuller (arr) on c only.

Group known as Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble.

Possible that this is a collective personnel as several pieces were originally designed for smaller groups.

Old Man Blues: ss/as, cl/ts, bar, 3 t, 2 tb, g, p, b, d - confirmation needed
Night Song: 3 sx, t, p, b, d
American Lullaby: 5 sx, 5 t!, 3 tb, g, p, b, d
Casa Blanca: ??? (from Boyd Raeburn library)
I'm Beginning To See The Light: 4 t, 3 tb,
The Clothed Woman: as, bar, t, tb, p, b, d
Symphony In Black: as, as, cl/ts, bar, 3 t, 3 tbn, g, p, b, d, voc

c. listed as American Lullaby, original Duke Ellington arrangement transcribed by Marc Copland.
Original arrangement of Night Song was transcribed by Bill Kirchner and expanded for full big band.
Other selections (except d.) transcribed and arranged by David Berger and Allan Campbell. Further details needed.

g. through l. are Symphony In Black, which includes new Ellington compositions and older pieces retitled - Ducky Wucky as "Dance", Saddest Tale as "Big City Blues", and Merry-Go-Round as "Harlem Rhythm".

The medley forms the second movement of Symphony In Black, known as "A Triangle".

C Jam Blues was performed as an encore on May 17, 1980. Perdido was performed as an encore on May 18, 1980. Details needed on additional selections from either concert.


Date: March 26, 1988
Location: Fitzgerald Theater, Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School, Cambridge, MA
Label: GM

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Matt Darriau (f, as), Howard Johnson (bcl, tu), Allan Chase (as), Dave Finucane, George Garzone (ts), Bob Zung (bar), Ken Cervenka, Andy Gravish, Greg Hopkins, Roy Okutani (t, fh), Curtis Hasselbring, Rick Stepton (tb), Peter Cirelli (btb), Ben Sher (g), Bevan Manson (p), Dave Clark (b), George Schuller (d, tri), Gunther Schuller (arr, con)

a.When The Saints Go Marchin' In - 03:11  (Katherine Purvis, James Black)
b.Night Music - 04:30  (Gunther Schuller)
Both titles on: -     GM CD: GM 3010 CD - Jumpin' In The Future

Omit Matt Darriau (f) on a. Omit Howard Johnson (bcl) on a. Omit Bob Zung (bar) on b. Omit Howard Johnson (tu) on b. Omit George Schuller (tri) on a. Omit Gunther Schuller (arr) on b.


Date: March 28, 1988
Location: Fitzgerald Theater, Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School, Cambridge, MA
Label: GM

Gunther Schuller (ldr), George Garzone (cl, ts), Allan Chase, Matt Darriau (as), Dave Finucane (ts), Bob Zung (bar), Ken Cervenka, Richard Given, Andy Gravish, Greg Hopkins, Roy Okutani (t, fh), Krista Smith, Mark Taylor (frh), Curtis Hasselbring, Rick Stepton, Ken Wenzel (tb), Peter Cirelli (btb), Howard Johnson (tu), Ben Sher (g), Bevan Manson (p), Dave Clark (b), George Schuller (d), Gunther Schuller (arr, con)

a.Anthropology - 03:56  (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker)
b.Yesterdays - 06:23  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
c.Blue Moon - 05:11  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on: -     GM CD: GM 3010 CD - Jumpin' In The Future

George Garzone (cl) on a only. Omit Curtis Hasselbring (tb) on c.


Date: May 1, 1988
Location: Fitzgerald Theater, Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School, Cambridge, MA
Label: GM

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Adam Kolker (pic, f, ts), Andrew Strasmich (f), Katherine Halvorson (ob), Dave Finucane (cl, bcl, bar), Matt Darriau (as), Ken Cervenka, Roy Okutani (t, fh), Krista Smith, Mark Taylor (frh), Peter Cirelli, Rick Stepton (tb), Robert Carriker (tu), Ben Sher (g), Bevan Manson (p), Dave Clark (b), George Schuller (d), Gunther Schuller (arr, con)

a.Jumpin' In The Future - 04:31  (Gunther Schuller)
b.Teardrop - 11:17  (Gunther Schuller)
c.Summertime - 04:31  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
All titles on: -     GM CD: GM 3010 CD - Jumpin' In The Future

Adam Kolker (pic) on b only. Adam Kolker (f) on b only. Andrew Strasmich (f) on a only. Katherine Halvorson (ob) on a only. Dave Finucane (cl) on b only. Dave Finucane (bcl) on b only. Omit Adam Kolker (ts) on b. Omit Dave Finucane (bar) on b. Omit Roy Okutani (t) on c. Omit Roy Okutani (fh) on c. Omit Peter Cirelli (tb) on b. Omit Rick Stepton (tb) on c. Ben Sher (g) on b only. Omit Bevan Manson (p) on b. Gunther Schuller (arr) on c only.


Date: January 3 & 4, 1989
Location: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA
Label: GM

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Stephanie Jutt (f), Linda Jacquin (ob), Richard Sharp (bsn), Bruce Creditor (cl), Tom Smith, Robert 'Bo' Winiker (t), Pamela Paikin (frh), Robert Couture (tb), Robert Carriker (tu), Paul Meyers (g, bj), John West (p), Edwin Barker (b), Mark Belair (d), Susan Carrai, Pattison Story (vn), Leonard Matczynski (vl), Freya Oberle (vc), Jelly Roll Morton (arr), Gunther Schuller (arr, con)

a.01Sunflower Slow Drag - 03:14  (Scott Joplin, Scott Hayden)
b.02Maple Leaf Rag - 03:10  (Scott Joplin)
c.03Swipesy Cake-Walk - 03:26  (Scott Joplin, Arthur Marshall)
d.04Heliotrope Bouquet - 04:13  (Louis Chauvin, Scott Joplin)
e.05Castle Walk - 02:54  (James Reese Europe)
f.06Charleston Rag - 03:17  (Eubie Blake)
g.07Black Bottom Stomp - 03:28  (Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton)
h.08Mattapan Rag - 03:20  (Robert Carriker)
i.0912-Note Row Rag - 03:31  (Kenneth Laufer)
j.10Sandpoint Rag - 03:51  (Gunther Schuller)
k.11Maloney Rag - 04:08  (Stefan Kozinski)
l.12Sleight-Of-Hand Rag - 03:57  (William Albright)
m.13Dizzy Fingers - 02:12  (Zez Confrey)
n.14Smokehouse Blues - 04:07  (Charlie Luke)
o.15Grandpa's Spells - 02:36  (Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton)
p.16Birdbrain Rag - 04:43  (Joseph Lamb)
q.17Castle House Rag - 02:55  (James Reese Europe)

Jelly Roll Morton (arr) on n only. Omit Gunther Schuller (arr) on a, b, c, g, j, n.


Date: June 6 & 8, 1993
Location: Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Label: Channel Crossings

Ebony Band (ldr), Paul Verhey (f), Werner Herbers (ob, dir), John Mostard (bsn), John Rucco (cl, ts), Michiel van Dijk, Leo van Oostrom (as), Hens Otter (ts), Marc Scholten (bar), Charles Green, Peter Masseurs, Cyrille van Poucke, Jelle Schouten, Huug Steketee (t), Pieter Gouderjaan, Peter Steinmann (frh), Bert Boeren, Nick Danens, Hansjörg Fink, Peter van Klink, Harry de Lange (tb), Donald Blakeslee (tu), Wiek Hijmans (g), Rob van Kreeveld (p), Jan van der Boomen (b), Arnout Gerritse (d), Hans van der Meer (per), Liesbeth Ackermans, Michel François, Henriette Luytjes, Francesca Monego, Vegard Nilsen, Jan-Erik van Regteren Altena, Renate van Riel, Caroline Strumphler, Keiko Takahashi, Janke Tamminga, Frances The, Anita de Vey Mestdagh (vn), Roland Kramer, Pieter Roosenschoon, Eric van der Wel (vl), Daniel Esser, Arthur Oomens, Truus van Tol (vc), Quirijn van Regteren Altena (cb), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Incident In Jazz - 04:18  (Bob Graettinger)
b.Conflict - 04:24  (Pete Rugolo)
c.Trajectories - 03:58  (Franklyn Marks)
d.Graettinger #3 - 02:36  (Bob Graettinger)
e.City Of Glass: The Entrance/Skyscrapers [1947] - 03:21  (Bob Graettinger)
f.City Of Glass: Dance At The Mirror [1947] - 03:04  (Bob Graettinger)
g.City Of Glass: Conclusion [1947] - 02:26  (Bob Graettinger)
h.April In Paris - 02:55  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg)
i.Laura - 04:28  (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin)
j.Thermopylae - 02:30  (Bob Graettinger)
k.Mirage - 04:24  (Pete Rugolo)
l.Untitled - 02:21  (Bob Graettinger)
m.City Of Glass: Entrance Into The City  (Bob Graettinger)
n.City Of Glass: The Structures - 08:31  (Bob Graettinger)
o.City Of Glass: Dance Before The Mirror - 05:05  (Bob Graettinger)
p.City Of Glass: Reflections - 03:56  (Bob Graettinger)
All titles on: -     Channel Crossings CD: CCS 6394 - City Of Glass

m, n performed as medley.

Some material recorded at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands - further details needed.

Personnel is collective - details needed on specific instrumentation.


Date: April 6, 1994
Location: Power Station, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Joe Lovano (ldr), Dick Oatts (f), Joe Lovano (ss, ts), James Chirillo (g), Mark Helias, Ed Schuller (b), George Schuller (d), Charles Libove, Geoff Nutall, Paul Peabody, John Pintavalle, Matthew Raimondi, Joel Smirnoff, Eric Wyrick (vn), Toby Appel, Ronald Carbone, Raymond Gniewek, Cynthia Phelps, Louise Schulman (vl), Fred Sherry, Mark Shuman, Ronald Thomas (vc), Gloria Agostini (hrp), Judi Silvano (v), Gunther Schuller (arr, con)

a.Prelude To A Kiss - 03:52  (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills)
b.Lament For M - 05:36  (Gunther Schuller)
c.Angel Eyes - 05:06  (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)
d.The Love I Long For - 03:07  (Vernon Duke)
e.Kathelin Gray - 03:24  (Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny)
All titles on: -     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 29269 2 4 - Rush Hour (1995)

Dick Oatts (f) on a, b only. Joe Lovano (ss) on e only. Omit Joe Lovano (ts) on e. Omit James Chirillo (g) on a, b. Omit Mark Helias (b) on e. Omit Charles Libove (vn) on e. Omit Geoff Nutall (vn) on e. Omit Paul Peabody (vn) on e. Omit John Pintavalle (vn) on e. Omit Matthew Raimondi (vn) on e. Omit Joel Smirnoff (vn) on e. Eric Wyrick (vn) on a, b only. Toby Appel (vl) on c, d only. Ronald Carbone (vl) on a, b only. Raymond Gniewek (vl) on c, d only. Cynthia Phelps (vl) on c, d only. Louise Schulman (vl) on a, b only. Omit Mark Shuman (vc) on e. Omit Ronald Thomas (vc) on e. Judi Silvano (v) on a only. Omit Gunther Schuller (arr) on b. Omit Gunther Schuller (con) on e.


Date: April 7, 1994
Location: Power Station, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Joe Lovano (ldr), Dick Oatts (f, ts), Robert Botti (enh), Michael Rabinowitz (bsn, bcl), Charles Russo (cl, bcl, as, ts), Dennis Smylie (cbc), Joe Lovano (ts), Jack Walrath (t), John Clark, Julie Landsman (frh), Jim Pugh (tb), Dave Taylor (btb, tu), Mark Belair (vib, per), James Chirillo (g), Mark Helias, Ed Schuller (b), George Schuller (d), Judi Silvano (v), Gunther Schuller (arr, con)

a.Peggy's Blue Skylight - 03:31  (Charles Mingus)
b.Crepuscule With Nellie - 05:39  (Thelonious Monk)
c.Headin' Out, Movin' In - 11:11  (Gunther Schuller)
d.Rush Hour On 23rd Street - 08:51  (Gunther Schuller)
All titles on: -     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 29269 2 4 - Rush Hour (1995)

Omit Robert Botti (enh) on c. Omit Mark Helias (b) on c. Omit Judi Silvano (v) on a, b. Omit Gunther Schuller (arr) on c, d.


Date: February 17, 1995
Location: Bates Recital Hall, University Of Texas, Austin, TX
Label: [private recording]

University Of Texas Jazz Orchestra (ldr), Joey Colarusso, Tommy Poole (as), Glenda Smith (t), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Daybreak Express  (Duke Ellington)
b.Gulf Coast Blues  (Clarence Williams)
Both titles on: -     University Of Texas CD: UTJ 0004 - Sixth Floor Jazz (1999)

Date from Austin American-Statesman 2/15/95 p.B8.

Personnel details needed - issue names only soloists and includes material from several years.

An additional track listed as "Schuller On Barnet" is most likely a lecture excerpt.


Date: April 23, 1995
Location: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Label: VPRO

Big Band Of The Hilversum Conservatory Of Music (ldr), Arjen Dijkstra, Werner Janssen (as), Sjoerd Dijkhuizen, Finn Wiesner (ts), Wouter Schueler (bar), Roeland Cleijne, Gerard Kleijn, Edith Stegeman, Sander Zweerink (t), Hansjörg Fink, Matti Muche (tb), Jan Oosting (vtb), Hajo Demmig (g), Maarten Helsloot (p), Cord Heineking (b), Thomas Hempel (d), Arjen de Graaf (vn), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Old Man Blues  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
b.Delta Serenade  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
c.Azure  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
d.Main Stem  (Duke Ellington)
e.Across The Track Blues  (Duke Ellington)
f.Sepia Panorama  (Duke Ellington)
g.Cotton Tail  (Duke Ellington)
h.Moon Mist  (Mercer Ellington)

Date: April 28, 1995
Location: Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Label: VPRO

Metropole Orchestra (ldr), Leo van Oostrom, Marc Scholten (as), Leo Janssen, Dick Vennik (ts), Max Boeree (bar), Wim Both, Fons Diercks, Henk Heijink, Jan Hollander (t), Jan Elsink, Martijn Sohier, Paul Woesthuis (tb), Axel Hagen (g), Hans Vroomans (p), Rob Langereis (b), Cees Kranenburg (d), Rami Koch (dir), Gunther Schuller (con)

a.Night Creature, part 1 (Fast) - 04:00  (Duke Ellington)
b.Night Creature, part 2 (Andante Misterioso) - 07:20  (Duke Ellington)
c.Night Creature, part 3 (Moderato - Faster Swing - Moderato) - 04:36  (Duke Ellington)
d.Anatomy Of A Murder  (Duke Ellington)

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