Ira Sullivan Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Tue, Jun 18, 2013


Date: June 1953
Location: Universal Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Chance

Conte Candoli (ldr), Bob Wynn (as), Ira Sullivan (ts), Conte Candoli (t), Gene Esposito (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Tony Pappa (d)

a. C5110    Blue Note
b. C5111    Flamingo  (Ted Grouya, Edmund Anderson)
     Chance 78: CH 1153 — Flamingo/Mambo Junior   
     Chance 45: CH 1153 — Flamingo/Mambo Junior   (1954)
     IAJRC LP 12": 25 — Modern Trumpet Leaders   
c. C5112    Ellington
d. C5113    Mambo Junior  (Gene Esposito)
     Chance 78: CH 1153 — Flamingo/Mambo Junior   
     Chance 45: CH 1153 — Flamingo/Mambo Junior   (1954)
     IAJRC LP 12": 25 — Modern Trumpet Leaders   

Location from Sullivan's Encyclopedia of Jazz questionnaire. Title for selection c. is not certain. Leader's name is misspelled as "Conti Condoli" on original issue.


Date: January 1955
Location: Bee Hive, Chicago, IL
Label: [private recording]

Charlie Parker (ldr), Charlie Parker (as), Ira Sullivan (ts, t), Norman Simmons (p), Victor Sproles (b), unidentified (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private tape dated January 1955 is said to exist in Bruyninckx. Drummer is not Vernell Fournier, who had left the Bee Hive house band just prior to the Parker engagement.


Date: June 20, 1955
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Fantasy

Red Rodney (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ts, t), Red Rodney (t, v), Norman Simmons (p), Victor Sproles (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.     Taking A Chance On Love - 3:07  (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche)
b.     Dig This - 3:14  (Norman Simmons)
c.     Red Is Blue - 5:51  (Norman Simmons)
d.     Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie - 2:53  (Ballard MacDonald, Joseph Meyer, Billy Rose)
e.     On Mike - 4:12  (Red Rodney, Norman Simmons)
f.     The Song Is You - 3:56  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
g.     You And The Night And The Music - 4:17  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
h.     Laura - 4:42  (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
i.     Rhythm In A Riff - 3:11  (Billy Eckstine)
j.     Daddy-o - 3:45  (Norman Simmons)
All titles on:      Fantasy LP 12": 3-208 — Modern Music From Chicago   
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 048 — Modern Music From Chicago   
     Fantasy CD: FCD 24758-2 — The Red Rodney Quintets   (2001)

Ira Sullivan (ts) on a-e, g, i-j; (t) on a-e, g, i-j; Red Rodney (v) on i.

Sleeve says all tracks late June 1955 but Lord gives 6/20/55 and another June session.


Date: late June 1955
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Fantasy

Red Rodney (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ts, t), Red Rodney (t), Norman Simmons (p), Victor Sproles (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.     Hail To Dale - 3:40  (Ira Sullivan)
b.     Jeffie - 3:37  (Norman Simmons)
Both titles on:      Fantasy LP 12": 3-208 — Modern Music From Chicago   
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 048 — Modern Music From Chicago   
     Fantasy CD: FCD 24758-2 — The Red Rodney Quintets   (2001)

Sleeve says all tracks late June 1955 but Lord gives 6/20/55 and another June session.


Date: June 25, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Art Blakey, Rita Reys (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ts, t), Donald Byrd (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Wilbur Ware (b), Art Blakey (d), Rita Reys (v)

a. CO56230    My One And Only Love - 4:11  (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) / arr: Horace Silver
     Philips LP 12": BO8006L — The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys   
     Columbia LP 12": CL 903 — The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys   
b. CO56231    Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year - 3:37  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Horace Silver
     Philips LP 12": BO8006L — The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys   
     Columbia LP 12": CL 903 — The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys   
c. CO56232    Lil' T [aka The Third] - 8:08  (Donald Byrd)
     Columbia LP 12": FC 38036 — Originally   (1982)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 93637 — Drum Suite   (2005)
d. CO56233-1    The New Message [aka Little T] - 8:38  (Donald Byrd)
     Columbia LP 12": FC 38036 — Originally   (1982)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 93637 — Drum Suite   (2005)
e. CO56233-3   alt The New Message [aka Little T] - 5:33  (Donald Byrd)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 93637 — Drum Suite   (2005)

Art Blakey (ldr) on c-e; Rita Reys (ldr) on a-b; (v) on a-b; Ira Sullivan (t) on d-e.


Date: October 21, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Ira Sullivan (t), Horace Silver (p), Wilbur Ware (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. tk 2   alt Wee-Jay - 7:17  (J.R. Monterose)
b. tk 3    Wee-Jay - 6:56  (J.R. Monterose)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
c. tk 7    Mark V - 6:30  (J.R. Monterose)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
d. tk 9    Lil' T [aka The Third] - 5:15  (Donald Byrd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
e. tk 10    Bobbie Pin - 8:03  (J.R. Monterose)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
f. tk 12    Ka-link - 9:01  (Philly Joe Jones)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
g. tk 15    Beauteous - 5:24  (Paul Chambers)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 29102 2 0 — J.R. Monterose   (1994)
     Blue Note CD: 5099 9 215387 2 8 — J.R. Monterose   (2008)

d. listed as The Third.


Date: November 14, 1956
Location: New York City?
Label: ABC-Paramount

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (t), Billy Taylor (p), Earl May (b), Ed Thigpen (d)

a. 5354   alt So In Love  (Cole Porter)
b. 5355    Blues  (Composer Unknown)
c. 5356   alt You Don't Know What Love Is  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)

Date: November 16, 1956
Location: New York City?
Label: ABC-Paramount

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (t), Billy Taylor (p), Earl May (b), Ed Thigpen (d)

a. 5357    So In Love - 3:37  (Cole Porter)
b. 5358    Imagination - 4:14  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. 5356A    You Don't Know What Love Is - 5:45  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
d. 5359    Leslie's Gauge - 8:55  (Ira Sullivan)
e. 5360    In A Mellotone - 6:19  (Duke Ellington)
f. 5361    Strolling - 7:57  (Ira Sullivan)
g. 5362    They Can't Take That Away From Me - 5:40  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on:      ABC-Paramount LP 12": ABC 162 — Billy Taylor Introduces Ira Sullivan   

Date: November 22, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Signal

Red Rodney (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ts), Red Rodney (t), Tommy Flanagan (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a.     Star Eyes - 10:50  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
b.     You Better Go Now - 5:33  (Irvin Graham, Bickley Reichner)
c.     Stella By Starlight - 6:05  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
All titles on:      Onyx LP 12": ORI 204 — The Red Arrow   (1974)
     Signal LP 12": S 1206 — 1957   
     Savoy LP 12": 12148 — Red Rodney   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0148 — Fiery   (1991)

Date: November 24, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Signal

Red Rodney (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ts, t), Red Rodney (t), Tommy Flanagan (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a.     Red Arrow - 5:13  (Red Rodney)
b.     Box 2000 - 6:00  (Red Rodney)
c.     Ubas - 4:55  (Oscar Pettiford)
All titles on:      Onyx LP 12": ORI 204 — The Red Arrow   (1974)
     Signal LP 12": S 1206 — 1957   
     Savoy LP 12": 12148 — Red Rodney   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0148 — Fiery   (1991)

Ira Sullivan (ts) on b-c; (t) on a.


Date: December 24, 1958
Location: Sound Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Nicky Hill (ts), Ira Sullivan (t), Jodie Christian (p), Victor Sproles (b), Wilbur Campbell (d)

a.     Secret Love - 8:38  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)
     Delmark LP 12": DS-422 — Nicky's Tune   (1970)
b.     When Sunny Gets Blue - 5:11  (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal)
     Delmark LP 12": DS-422 — Nicky's Tune   (1970)
c.     Nicky's Tune #2 - 8:29  (Nicky Hill)
     Delmark LP 12": DS-422 — Nicky's Tune   (1970)
d.     Nicky's Tune #3 - 8:58  (Nicky Hill)
     Delmark LP 12": DS-422 — Nicky's Tune   (1970)
e.     Wilbur's Tune #2 - 7:56  (Wilbur Campbell)
     Delmark LP 12": DS-422 — Nicky's Tune   (1970)
f.     Mock And Roll Blues - 4:51  (Composer Unknown)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DD 422 — Nicky's Tune   

Date: July 26, 1959
Location: Richard Cunliffe Studio, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Johnny Griffin (as, ts, bar), Ira Sullivan (as, bar, t, ah), Jodie Christian (p), Victor Sproles (b), Wilbur Campbell (d)

a. a-01    Wilbur's Tune - 6:03  (Wilbur Campbell)
     Delmark LP 12": DL 402 — Blue Stroll   (1988)
b. a-02    My Old Flame - 6:40  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)
     Delmark LP 12": DL 402 — Blue Stroll   (1988)
c. a-03    Blue Stroll - 5:52  (Jodie Christian)
     Delmark LP 12": DL 402 — Blue Stroll   (1988)
d. b-01    Bluzinbee - 19:46  (Composer Unknown)
     Delmark LP 12": DL 402 — Blue Stroll   (1988)
e. c-01    63rd Street Theme - 7:24  (Johnny Griffin)
f. c-02   alt Wilbur's Tune - 8:13  (Wilbur Campbell)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DE-402 — Blue Stroll   (1997)

Johnny Griffin (as) on d; (ts) on a, c-f; (bar) on d; Ira Sullivan (as) on c-e; (bar) on b-e; (t) on a, c-f; (ah) on c-e.


Date: June 7, 1960
Location: Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Argo

Roland Kirk (ldr), Roland Kirk (ts), Ira Sullivan (ts, t), William Burton (p, org), Donald Garrett (b), Sonny Brown (d)

a. 10249    Jack The Ripper - 7:55  (William Burton)
b. 10250    Spirit Girl - 5:24  (Roland Kirk)
c. 10251    Our Waltz - 4:56  (David Rose)
d. 10252    The Call - 8:44  (Roland Kirk)
e. 10253    Soul Station - 5:30  (Roland Kirk)
f. 10254    Love Is Here To Stay - 4:52  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on:      Argo LP 12": LP 669 — Introducing Roland Kirk   (1960)
     MCA CD: CHD-91551 — Introducing Roland Kirk   

Ira Sullivan (ts) on e; (t) on a-e; William Burton (p) on a-c, e-f; (org) on d.


Date: 1962
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Vee-Jay

Eddie Harris (ldr), Bunky Green (as), Eddie Harris (ts), Ira Sullivan (t), Willie Pickens (p), Donald Garrett (b), Marshall Thompson (d)

a.     The Dancing Bull - 6:09  (Eddie Harris)
b.     Antidote - 4:31  (Eddie Harris)
Both titles on:      Vee-Jay CD: NVJ2-913 — The Lost Album Plus The Better Half   (1993)

Date: 1962
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Vee-Jay

Eddie Harris (ldr), Bunky Green (as), Eddie Harris (ts), Ira Sullivan (t), Joseph Diorio (g), Mel Rhyne (org), Gerald Donovan (d)

a.     Cuttin' Out - 14:54  (Eddie Harris)
b.     Shakey Jake - 15:22  (Eddie Harris)
Both titles on:      Vee-Jay CD: NVJ2-913 — The Lost Album Plus The Better Half   (1993)

Date: March 12, 1962
Location: Birdhouse, Chicago, IL
Label: Vee-Jay

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Nicky Hill (ts), Ira Sullivan (t, fh), Jodie Christian (p), Donald Garrett (b), Dorrell Anderson, Wilbur Campbell (d)

a. a-01    Klact-oveeseds-tene - 8:29  (Charlie Parker)
     Vee-Jay LP 12": VJLP 3033 — Bird Lives!   
b. a-02    Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) - 6:12  (Bart Howard)
     Vee-Jay LP 12": VJLP 3033 — Bird Lives!   
c. a-03    Shaw 'Nuff - 2:24  (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker)
     Vee-Jay LP 12": VJLP 3033 — Bird Lives!   
d. b-01    Perhaps - 6:03  (Charlie Parker)
     Vee-Jay LP 12": VJLP 3033 — Bird Lives!   
e. b-02    Love Letters - 5:07  (Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
     Vee-Jay LP 12": VJLP 3033 — Bird Lives!   
f. b-03    Mohawk  (Charlie Parker)
     Vee-Jay LP 12": VJLP 3033 — Bird Lives!   
g. b-03    When Will The Blues Leave? - 8:30  (Ornette Coleman)
h. c-01    Si Si - 15:15  (Charlie Parker)
i. c-02    Bebop  (Dizzy Gillespie)
j. c-02    Humpty Dumpty - 13:25  (Ornette Coleman)
k. c-03    Milestones - 8:13  (John Lewis)
l. c-04    Sketches - 8:13  (John Lewis)
m. c-05    Omicron - 10:32  (Donald Byrd)
n. c-06    On The Alamo - 9:57  (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn)
o. c-07    The Inch Worm - 7:31  (Frank Loesser)
p. c-08    Back Home Blues - 5:18  (Charlie Parker)
q. c-09    For You, For Me, For Evermore - 8:54  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on:      Vee-Jay CD: NVJ2-950 — Bird Lives!   (1993)

i, j;   l;   o;   f, g performed as medleys.

Dorrell Anderson (d) on a-e, h-q; Wilbur Campbell (d) on f-q.

Dorel Anderson appears on a-01, a-02, a-03. Wilbur Campbell appears on unspecified tracks. The "Milestones" performed is the earlier of the two compositions with that title.


Date: March 2, 1967
Location: Criteria Recording Studio, Miami, FL
Label: Atlantic

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ss, ts, t, fh), Lon Norman (tb, eu), Dolphe Castellano (p, key), William Fry (b), Jose Cigno (d)

a. 11851    Oh Gee! - 3:17  (Matthew Gee, Jr.)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1476 — Horizons   (1967)
     Discovery LP 12": DS 873 — Horizons   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6619 — Horizons/The Little Giant   (2000)
b. 11852    Norwegian Wood - 5:07  (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1476 — Horizons   (1967)
     Discovery LP 12": DS 873 — Horizons   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6619 — Horizons/The Little Giant   (2000)
c. 11853    This Is All I Ask  (Gordon Jenkins)
d. 11854    E Flat Tuba G - 5:00  (Ira Sullivan)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1476 — Horizons   (1967)
     Discovery LP 12": DS 873 — Horizons   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6619 — Horizons/The Little Giant   (2000)
e. 11855    Nineveh - 8:53  (Ira Sullivan)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1476 — Horizons   (1967)
     Discovery LP 12": DS 873 — Horizons   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6619 — Horizons/The Little Giant   (2000)
f. 11856    Horizons - 8:26  (Dolphe Castellano)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1476 — Horizons   (1967)
     Discovery LP 12": DS 873 — Horizons   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6619 — Horizons/The Little Giant   (2000)
g. 11857    Angel Eyes  (Matt Dennis, Earl Brent)
h. 11858    Everything Happens To Me - 5:43  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1476 — Horizons   (1967)
     Discovery LP 12": DS 873 — Horizons   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6619 — Horizons/The Little Giant   (2000)
i. 11859    If You Are But A Dream  (Nat Bonx, Jack Fulton, Moe Jaffe)
j. 11860    Adah - 4:54  (Luchi De Jesus)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1476 — Horizons   (1967)
     Discovery LP 12": DS 873 — Horizons   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6619 — Horizons/The Little Giant   (2000)
k. 11861    Sonny Boy  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Al Jolson)
l. 11862    Night Life  (Willie Nelson, Walter Breeland, Paul Buskirk)
m. 11863    Junction  (Composer Unknown)
n. 11864    Dolph Line  (Dolphe Castellano)
o. 11865    Blues  (Composer Unknown)

Ira Sullivan (ss) on b-c, e, g, i-o; (ts) on a, c-d, f-i, k-o; (t) on c-d, g-i, k-o; (fh) on c, g-i, k-o; Lon Norman (tb) on a, c-d, f-g, i, k-o; (eu) on b-c, g, i, k-o; Dolphe Castellano (p) on a, c-o; (key) on b-c, g, i-o.

Details not known for unissued selections, which were probably lost in Atlantic warehouse fire.

Confirmation needed on composer of "Night Life".


Date: March 3, 1970
Location: Criteria Recording Studio, Miami, FL
Label: Atlantic

Eddie Harris (ldr), Eddie Harris (ts), Ira Sullivan (t), Joseph Diorio, Cornell Dupree, Jimmy O'Rourke (g), Dave Crawford (p), Billy Carter (org), Donald 'Duck' Dunn (eb), Tubby Ziegler (d)

a. 18675    Why Don't You Quit - 6:38  (Eddie Harris)
     Atlantic 45: 5101   
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1554 — Come On Down   (1970)
b. 18676    Fooltish - 7:01  (Sonny Phillips)
     Atlantic 45: 5101   
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1554 — Come On Down   (1970)
c. 18677    Really - 4:27  (Eddie Harris)
     Atlantic 45: 5105   
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1554 — Come On Down   (1970)
d. 18678    Don't You Know Your Future's In Space - 5:24  (Eddie Harris)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1554 — Come On Down   (1970)
e. 18679   alt Why Don't You Quit  (Eddie Harris)
f. 18680    Live Right Now - 8:13  (Eddie Harris)
     Atlantic 45: 5105   
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1554 — Come On Down   (1970)
g. 18681   alt Fooltish  (Sonny Phillips)
h. 18682    Nowhere To Go - 5:03  (Eddie Harris)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1554 — Come On Down   (1970)

Joseph Diorio (g) on c; Cornell Dupree (g) on a-b, d-h; Jimmy O'Rourke (g) on a-b, d-h.

18679 and 18681 are long versions. 19966 is an edited version of 18680 that appeared on Atlantic 5105.


Date: December 9, 1975
Location: Criteria Recording Studio, Miami, FL
Label: Horizon

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ss), Joseph Diorio (g), Tony Castellano (p)

a.     Jitterbug Waltz - 6:29  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller)
     Horizon LP 12": SP-706 — Ira Sullivan   (1976)

Date: December 12, 1975
Location: Criteria Recording Studio, Miami, FL
Label: Horizon

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ss), Tony Castellano (p)

a.     My Reverie - 2:24  (Larry Clinton, Claude Debussy)
     A&M LP 12": SP-3412 — Nadia's Theme   (1975)
     Horizon LP 12": SP-706 — Ira Sullivan   (1976)

Date: December 13, 1975
Location: Criteria Recording Studio, Miami, FL
Label: Horizon

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, per), Joseph Diorio (g), Jaco Pastorius (abg), Steve Bagby (d)

a.     Portrait Of Sal LaRosa - 7:34  (Dolphe Castellano)
     Horizon LP 12": SP-706 — Ira Sullivan   (1976)

Date: February 12, 1976
Location: Criteria Recording Studio, Miami, FL
Label: Horizon

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss), Alex Darqui (p)

a.     Purples, Violets And Blues - 4:43  (Alex Darqui, Henry Glover, Ira Sullivan)
b.     Dove - 6:16  (Mike Smith, Carl Zittrer)
Both titles on:      Horizon LP 12": SP-706 — Ira Sullivan   (1976)

Ira Sullivan (f) on b.


Date: March 9, 1976
Location: Criteria Recording Studio, Miami, FL
Label: Horizon

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ss, ts, t)

a.     Old Hundredth - 0:33  (Genevan Psalter)
b.     Finlandia - 0:52  (Jean Sibelius)
Both titles on:      Horizon LP 12": SP-706 — Ira Sullivan   (1976)

Ira Sullivan (ss) on b; (ts) on b.


Date: August 9, 1977
Location: Singer Koncertzaal, Laren, Netherlands
Label: [radio broadcast]

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, af, ss, as, ts, t, fh), Joseph Diorio (g), Tony Castellano (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Steve Bagby (d, per)

a. 01    Horns Of Di Lama - 31:22  (Tony Castellano)
b. 02    Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - 25:32  (Fran Landesman, Thomas J. Wolf, Jr.)
c. 03    Jitterbug Waltz - 17:14  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller)
d. 04    The Gentle Rain - 10:22  (Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey)
e. 05    That's Earl, Brother - 13:03  (Dizzy Gillespie)
f. 06    Now's The Time - 5:29  (Charlie Parker)
g. 07    [unknown title] - 10:11  (Composer Unknown)

f, g performed as medley.

Ira Sullivan (f) on a, d, g; (af) on d, g; (ss) on c; (as) on a; (ts) on b; (t) on a, e; (fh) on a, c, f; Tony Castellano (p) on a-f; Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b) on a-f; Steve Bagby (d) on a-f; (per) on d.

b. includes passages of free improvisation and is incomplete on only known source.


Date: October 11, 1977
Location: Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Flying Fish

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, t, fh), Wilbur Campbell (vib, d), Simon Salz (g), Jodie Christian (p), Dan Shapera (b), Guy Viveros (d)

a. tk 1   alt Circumstantial  (Simon Salz)
b. tk 4   alt Little Sunflower  (Freddie Hubbard)
c. tk 5   alt Stranger In Paradise  (George 'Chet' Forrest, Robert Craig Wright, Alexander Borodin)
d. tk 6    Stranger In Paradise - 8:30  (George 'Chet' Forrest, Robert Craig Wright, Alexander Borodin)
     Flying Fish LP 12": FF-075 — Ira Sullivan   (1978)
e. tk 16    Circumstantial - 9:44  (Simon Salz)
     Flying Fish LP 12": FF-075 — Ira Sullivan   (1978)
f. tk 17   alt Circumstantial  (Simon Salz)
g. tk 19    The Girl From Ipanema - 8:45  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
     Flying Fish LP 12": FF-075 — Ira Sullivan   (1978)
h. tk 21    Angel Eyes - 8:07  (Matt Dennis, Earl Brent)
     Flying Fish LP 12": FF-075 — Ira Sullivan   (1978)
i. tk 23    That's Earl, Brother - 8:04  (Dizzy Gillespie)
     Flying Fish LP 12": FF-075 — Ira Sullivan   (1978)
j. tk 25   alt That's Earl, Brother  (Dizzy Gillespie)
k. tk 27   alt I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)

Wilbur Campbell (vib) on k; (d) on a-j; Guy Viveros (d) on k.

Composer of "Circumstantial" incorrectly listed as Sullivan on issues.


Date: October 20, 1977
Location: Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Flying Fish

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, t, fh), Simon Salz (g), Jodie Christian (p), Dan Shapera (b), Wilbur Campbell (d)

a. tk 1   alt Father, Can You Hear Me?  (Ira Sullivan)
b. tk 7   alt Father, Can You Hear Me?  (Ira Sullivan)
c. tk 10   alt Father, Can You Hear Me?  (Ira Sullivan)
d. tk 17    Monday's Dance - 6:04  (Ira Sullivan)
     Flying Fish LP 12": FF-075 — Ira Sullivan   (1978)
e. tk 19   alt Circumstantial  (Simon Salz)
f. tk 21   alt Blues For Johnnie Bratton  (Ira Sullivan)

Date: November 29, 1977
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Philly Joe Jones (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, as, ts), Nat Adderley (c), George Cables (p, ep), Ron Carter (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. 01 tk 1   alt United Blues  (Ron Carter)
b. 01 tk 2   alt United Blues  (Ron Carter)
c. 01 tk 3   alt United Blues  (Ron Carter)
d. 01 tk 4   alt United Blues  (Ron Carter)
e. 01 tk 5   alt United Blues  (Ron Carter)
f. 01 tk 6   alt United Blues  (Ron Carter)
g. 01 tk 7B    United Blues - 5:41  (Ron Carter)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5112 — Philly Mignon   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1935-2 — Philly Mignon   (2001)
h. 02 tk 1   alt Third Plane  (Ron Carter)
i. 02 tk 2   alt Third Plane  (Ron Carter)
j. 02 tk 3   alt Third Plane  (Ron Carter)
k. 03 tk 1   alt Killer Joe  (Benny Golson)
l. 03 tk 2F   alt Killer Joe  (Benny Golson)
m. 03 tk 3C   alt Killer Joe  (Benny Golson)
n. 04 tk 1   alt Come Rain Or Come Shine  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
o. 04 tk 2A   alt Come Rain Or Come Shine  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)

Date: November 30, 1977
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Philly Joe Jones (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, as, ts), Nat Adderley (c), George Cables (p, ep), Ron Carter (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. 05 tk 1   alt Jim's Jewel  (Charles Bowen, Jr.)
b. 05 tk 2   alt Jim's Jewel  (Charles Bowen, Jr.)
c. 05 tk 3   alt Jim's Jewel  (Charles Bowen, Jr.)
d. 05 tk 4   alt Jim's Jewel  (Charles Bowen, Jr.)
e. 05 tk 5   alt Jim's Jewel  (Charles Bowen, Jr.)
f. 05 tk 6    Jim's Jewel - 5:10  (Charles Bowen, Jr.)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5112 — Philly Mignon   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1935-2 — Philly Mignon   (2001)
g. 06 tk 1A   inc Kenoinjo  (Keno Speller, Philly Joe Jones)
h. 06 tk 2   alt Kenoinjo  (Keno Speller, Philly Joe Jones)
i. 06 tk 3   inc Kenoinjo  (Keno Speller, Philly Joe Jones)
j. 07 tk 1A   alt Day By Day  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
k. 07 tk 3   inc Day By Day  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)

Date: December 1, 1977
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Philly Joe Jones (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, as, ts), Dexter Gordon (ts), Nat Adderley (c), George Cables (p, ep), Ron Carter (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. 08 tk 1   alt Untitled Trio Blues  (Nat Adderley, Ron Carter, Philly Joe Jones)
b. 09 tk 1   alt Confirmation  (Charlie Parker)
c. 09 tk 2A    Confirmation - 6:38  (Charlie Parker)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5112 — Philly Mignon   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1935-2 — Philly Mignon   (2001)
d. 10 tk 1   alt Neptunis  (Ernest 'Benny' Bailey)
e. 10 tk 2   alt Neptunis  (Ernest 'Benny' Bailey)
f. 10 tk 3    Neptunis - 12:23  (Ernest 'Benny' Bailey)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5112 — Philly Mignon   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1935-2 — Philly Mignon   (2001)
g. 11 tk 1   inc Polka Dots And Moonbeams  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5112 — Philly Mignon   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1935-2 — Philly Mignon   (2001)
h. 11 tk 1B    Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 10:28  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5112 — Philly Mignon   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1935-2 — Philly Mignon   (2001)
i. 01A tk 1   alt United Blues  (Ron Carter)
j. 01A tk 2   alt United Blues  (Ron Carter)

Ira Sullivan (f) on b-f, i-j; (ss) on b-f, i-j; (as) on b-f, i-j; (ts) on b-f, i-j; Dexter Gordon (ts) on d-j; Nat Adderley (c) on a-f, i-j; George Cables (p) on b-j; (ep) on b-j.


Date: December 1, 1977
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Red Garland (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ss, as, ts), Harold Land (ts), Nat Adderley (c), Red Garland (p), Ron Carter (b), Frank Butler (d)

a. 01 tk 1   alt untitled  (Nat Adderley)
b. 02 tk 1   alt Love For Sale  (Cole Porter)
c. 03 tk 1   alt Days Of Wine And Roses  (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
d. 04 tk 1   inc The More I See You  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)

Producer Ed Michel notes: "this session unusable - DO NOT USE THIS DATE"


Date: December 2, 1977
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Red Garland (ldr), Harold Land, Ira Sullivan (ts), Nat Adderley (c), Red Garland (p), Ron Carter (b), Frank Butler (d)

a. 01 tk 1    Red Alert - 10:34  (Nat Adderley)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY 5109 — Red Alert   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-647-2 — Red Alert   
b. 02 tk 1   alt Sweet Georgia Brown  (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard)
c. 02 tk 2A    Sweet Georgia Brown - 11:13  (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY 5109 — Red Alert   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-647-2 — Red Alert   
d. 03 tk 1   alt I Want To Be Happy  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach)
e. 03 tk 2   alt I Want To Be Happy  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach)
f. 04 tk 1   alt Somos Novios (Imposible)  (Armando Manzanero)
g. 04 tk 2    Somos Novios (Imposible) - 5:39  (Armando Manzanero)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY 5109 — Red Alert   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-647-2 — Red Alert   
h. 05 tk 1   alt Stella By Starlight  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
i. 05 tk 2   alt Stella By Starlight  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
j. 05 tk 3   alt Stella By Starlight  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
k. 05 tk 4B    Stella By Starlight - 5:44  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY 5109 — Red Alert   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-647-2 — Red Alert   
l. 06 tk 1   alt Theme For A Tarzan Movie  (Nat Adderley)
m. 06 tk 2   alt Theme For A Tarzan Movie  (Nat Adderley)
n. 06 tk 3    Theme For A Tarzan Movie - 3:56  (Nat Adderley)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY 5109 — Red Alert   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-647-2 — Red Alert   
o. 07 tk 1   alt The Whiffenpoof Song  (Tod B. Galloway, Meade Minnigerode, George S. Pomeroy, Rudy Vallee)
p. 07 tk 2A    The Whiffenpoof Song - 8:21  (Tod B. Galloway, Meade Minnigerode, George S. Pomeroy, Rudy Vallee)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY 5109 — Red Alert   (1978)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-647-2 — Red Alert   

Harold Land (ts) on a-e, h-k; Ira Sullivan (ts) on a-e, o-p; Nat Adderley (c) on a-e, l-n.


Date: December 2, 1977
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, as, ts, t, fh), Red Garland (p)

a. 01 tk 1   alt Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year  (Frank Loesser)

Date: December 5, 1977
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, as, ts, t, fh, per), Red Garland (p), Monty Budwig (b), Frank Butler (d), Kenneth Nash (per)

a. 02 tk 1   alt But Beautiful  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
b. 02 tk 2   alt But Beautiful  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. 03 tk 1   alt I'll Remember April  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
d. 03 tk 2   alt I'll Remember April  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
e. 03 tk 3   alt I'll Remember April  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
f. 03 tk 4   alt I'll Remember April  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
g. 04 tk 1A   alt I Wish I Knew  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
h. 04 tk 2   alt I Wish I Knew  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
i. 04 tk 3   alt I Wish I Knew  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
j. 05 tk 1   alt The More I See You  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
k. 05 tk 2   alt The More I See You  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
l. 06 tk 1    Strut (Rhythm Piece) - 9:28  (Ira Sullivan, Kenneth Nash)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5137 — Multimedia   (1982)
m. 06 tk 2   alt Strut (Rhythm Piece)  (Ira Sullivan, Kenneth Nash)
n. 03A tk 1   alt I'll Remember April  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
o. 07 tk 1   alt Like Someone In Love  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
p. 07 tk 2   alt Like Someone In Love  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
q. 07 tk 3C   inc Like Someone In Love  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
r. 07 tk 3D   alt Like Someone In Love  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
s. 08 tk 1   alt If You Could See Me Now  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
t. 08 tk 1B   inc If You Could See Me Now  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
u. 09 tk 1   alt Three Little Words  (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
v. 09 tk 2   alt Three Little Words  (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
w. 10 tk 1   alt Black Coffee  (Johnny Burke, Paul Francis Webster)
x. 10 tk 2   alt Black Coffee  (Johnny Burke, Paul Francis Webster)
y. 11 tk 1   alt Can't Get Out Of This Mood  (Jimmy McHugh, Frank Loesser)
z. 11 tk 2   alt Can't Get Out Of This Mood  (Jimmy McHugh, Frank Loesser)

Red Garland (p) on a-k, n-z; Monty Budwig (b) on a-v; Frank Butler (d) on a-v; Kenneth Nash (per) on a-v; Ira Sullivan (per) on a-v.


Date: September 19, 1978
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ss, ts), Joseph Diorio (g), John Heard (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 01 tk. 01   alt Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes]  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
b. 01 tk. 02   alt Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes]  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
c. 01 tk. 03    Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes] - 8:19  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5137 — Multimedia   (1982)
d. 02 tk. 01E    Painted Ladies (A Confiscated Bolero) - 9:23  (Joseph Diorio, John Heard, Billy Higgins)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5137 — Multimedia   (1982)
e. 02 tk. 02   alt Painted Ladies (A Confiscated Bolero)  (Joseph Diorio, John Heard, Billy Higgins)
f. 03 tk. 01A    Anthropology - 7:25  (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5137 — Multimedia   (1982)
g. 03 tk. 02   alt Anthropology  (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie)

Ira Sullivan (ss) on d-e; (ts) on a-c, f-g.


Date: September 20, 1978
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, ts, t), Joseph Diorio (g), John Heard (b), Billy Higgins (d), Kenneth Nash (per)

a. 04 tk. 01   alt Young And Foolish  (Albert Hague, Arnold B. Horwitt)
b. 04 tk. 02A   alt Young And Foolish  (Albert Hague, Arnold B. Horwitt)
c. 05 tk. 01   alt Old Folks  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
d. 05 tk. 02   alt Old Folks  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
e. 05 tk. 03   alt Old Folks  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
f. 06 tk. 01   alt I Get A Kick Out Of You  (Cole Porter)
g. 06 tk. 02   alt I Get A Kick Out Of You  (Cole Porter)
h. 06 tk. 03    I Get A Kick Out Of You - 4:19  (Cole Porter)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY 5114 — Peace   (1979)
     Galaxy LP 12": SMJ 6260 — Peace   
i. 07 tk. 01   alt Strut (Rhythm Piece)  (Ira Sullivan, Kenneth Nash)
j. 07 tk. 02   alt Strut (Rhythm Piece)  (Ira Sullivan, Kenneth Nash)
k. 07 tk. 03   alt Strut (Rhythm Piece)  (Ira Sullivan, Kenneth Nash)
l. 07 tk. 04   alt Strut (Rhythm Piece)  (Ira Sullivan, Kenneth Nash)
m. 07 tk. 05   alt Strut (Rhythm Piece)  (Ira Sullivan, Kenneth Nash)
n. 07 tk. 06   alt Strut (Rhythm Piece)  (Ira Sullivan, Kenneth Nash)
o. 08 tk. 01   alt Multimedia  (Ira Sullivan)
p. 08 tk. 02   alt Multimedia  (Ira Sullivan)
q. 09 tk. 01A    Send In The Clowns - 7:37  (Stephen Sondheim)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY 5114 — Peace   (1979)
     Galaxy LP 12": SMJ 6260 — Peace   

Ira Sullivan (ss) on a-h, q; (t) on a-h, o-q; John Heard (b) on a-p; Billy Higgins (d) on a-p; Kenneth Nash (per) on i-q.


Date: September 21, 1978
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, ts, t), Joseph Diorio (g), John Heard (b), Billy Higgins (d), Kenneth Nash (per, v)

a. 10 tk. 01   alt My Foolish Heart  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
b. 10 tk. 02   alt My Foolish Heart  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
c. 11 (3A) tk. 01   alt Anthropology  (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie)
d. 11 tk. 01   alt Peace  (Horace Silver)
e. 11 tk. 02   alt Peace  (Horace Silver)
f. 12 tk. 01   alt So Much Love  (Michael Stevens)
g. 12A tk. 01   alt Vento Bravo  (Edu Lôbo)
h. 12A tk. 02A    Vento Bravo - 10:05  (Edu Lôbo)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY 5114 — Peace   (1979)
     Galaxy LP 12": SMJ 6260 — Peace   
i. 13 (8A) tk. 01   alt Multimedia  (Ira Sullivan)
j. 13 (8A) tk. 02   alt Multimedia  (Ira Sullivan)
k. 13 (8A) tk. 03E    Multimedia - 4:46  (Ira Sullivan)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5137 — Multimedia   (1982)
l. 14 (12) tk. 02   alt So Much Love  (Michael Stevens)
m. 14 (12) tk. 03B   alt So Much Love  (Michael Stevens)
n. 15 (13) tk. 01   alt Gong  (Joseph Diorio)
o. 15 (13) tk. 02A    Gong - 6:01  (Joseph Diorio)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY 5114 — Peace   (1979)
     Galaxy LP 12": SMJ 6260 — Peace   
p. 16 - overdubs    Painted Ladies (A Confiscated Bolero)  (Joseph Diorio, John Heard, Billy Higgins)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5137 — Multimedia   (1982)
q. 17 - overdubs   alt My Foolish Heart  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)

Ira Sullivan (f) on d-o; (ss) on d-h, l-o; (ts) on c-o; (t) on d-h, l-o, q; Joseph Diorio (g) on a-o, q; John Heard (b) on a-o; Billy Higgins (d) on a-k; Kenneth Nash (per) on d-p; (v) on p.


Date: September 23, 1978
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, ts, t)

a. 01 - overdubs    Painted Ladies (A Confiscated Bolero)  (Joseph Diorio, John Heard, Billy Higgins)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5137 — Multimedia   (1982)
b. 02 - overdubs   alt Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes]  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
c. 03 - overdubs   alt Old Folks  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
d. 04 - overdubs   alt My Foolish Heart  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
e. 05 - overdubs    Peace - 9:20  (Horace Silver)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY 5114 — Peace   (1979)
     Galaxy LP 12": SMJ 6260 — Peace   
f. 06 - overdubs    Strut (Rhythm Piece)  (Ira Sullivan, Kenneth Nash)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5137 — Multimedia   (1982)

Ira Sullivan (ss) on b-e; (ts) on b-e.

Overdubs only


Date: September 24, 1978
Location: Fantasy Studio B, Berkeley, CA
Label: Galaxy

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, ts, t)

a. 01 - overdubs    Strut (Rhythm Piece)  (Ira Sullivan, Kenneth Nash)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5137 — Multimedia   (1982)
b. 02 - overdubs    Painted Ladies (A Confiscated Bolero)  (Joseph Diorio, John Heard, Billy Higgins)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5137 — Multimedia   (1982)
c. 03 - overdubs    Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes]  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
     Galaxy LP 12": GXY-5137 — Multimedia   (1982)
d. 04 - overdubs   alt So Much Love  (Michael Stevens)

Overdubs only


Date: October 7, 1978
Location: Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL
Label: [radio broadcast]

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (t), Eddie Higgins (p), Dan Shapera (b), Wilbur Campbell (d)

a. 01    You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 8:12  (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn)
b. 03    The Girl From Ipanema - 8:07  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)

Broadcast on NPR Jazz Alive program.

Additional selection (12:00, Sullivan plays flute) - title unknown.


Date: May 8 & 9 and July 5 & 7, 1980
Location: Village Vanguard, New York City
Label: Muse

Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, as, ts, t, fh, per), Red Rodney (t, fh), Garry Dial (p), Paul Berner (b), Tom Whaley (d)

a.     Lodgellian Mode - 8:54  (Jack Walrath)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5209 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1980)
     32 Jazz CD: 32073 — Hey, Chood   (1998)
     32 Jazz CD: 32167 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1999)
b.     A Time For Love - 5:46  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5209 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1980)
     32 Jazz CD: 32167 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1999)
c.     Mr. Oliver - 8:40  (Jeff Meyer)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5209 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1980)
     32 Jazz CD: 32167 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1999)
d.     What Can We Do - 9:50  (Simon Salz)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5209 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1980)
     32 Jazz CD: 32073 — Hey, Chood   (1998)
     32 Jazz CD: 32167 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1999)
e.     Come Home To Red - 5:12  (Jack Walrath)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5209 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1980)
     32 Jazz CD: 32167 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1999)
f.     Blues In The Guts - 6:10  (Jack Walrath)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5209 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1980)
     32 Jazz CD: 32073 — Hey, Chood   (1998)
     32 Jazz CD: 32167 — Live At The Village Vanguard   (1999)
g.     Hi Jinx - 7:28  (Jack Walrath)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5267 — Hi Jinx At The Vanguard   
h.     On The Seventh Day - 5:00  (Jack Walrath)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5267 — Hi Jinx At The Vanguard   
i.     Days Of Wine And Roses - 8:44  (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5267 — Hi Jinx At The Vanguard   
j.     I Remember You - 7:20  (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5267 — Hi Jinx At The Vanguard   
k.     I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - 8:18  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5267 — Hi Jinx At The Vanguard   
l.     Let's Cool One - 5:20  (Thelonious Monk)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5267 — Hi Jinx At The Vanguard   
m.     Recorda Me [aka No Me Esqueça] - 7:45  (Joe Henderson)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5307 — Alive In New York   (1986)
n.     Monday's Dance - 7:55  (Ira Sullivan)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5307 — Alive In New York   (1986)
o.     Let's Cool One - 6:50  (Thelonious Monk)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5307 — Alive In New York   (1986)
p.     Red Hot And Blues - 9:28  (Red Rodney)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5307 — Alive In New York   (1986)
q.     Shutters - 7:55  (Garry Dial)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5307 — Alive In New York   (1986)

Date: June 1980
Location: Lobel Studios, West New York, NJ
Label: Stash

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, as, ts, t, fh, per), Hank Jones (p), Eddie Gomez (b), Duffy Jackson (d)

a. a-1    Lonely Moments - 4:47  (Simon Salz)
     Vintage Jazz Classics CD: 553 — The Incredible Hank Jones Meets Louis Bellson And Ira Sullivan   (1992)
b. a-2    Our Delight - 4:58  (Tadd Dameron)
     Vintage Jazz Classics CD: 553 — The Incredible Hank Jones Meets Louis Bellson And Ira Sullivan   (1992)
c. a-3    Bernie's Tune [aka Bobby Sox] - 4:40  (Bernie Miller, Bobby Lehman)
     Vintage Jazz Classics CD: 553 — The Incredible Hank Jones Meets Louis Bellson And Ira Sullivan   (1992)
d. a-4    Kim's Lament - 4:50  (Hale Rood)
e. b-1    Can't Get Out Of This Mood - 7:34  (Jimmy McHugh, Frank Loesser)
     Vintage Jazz Classics CD: 553 — The Incredible Hank Jones Meets Louis Bellson And Ira Sullivan   (1992)
f. b-2    On The Seventh Day - 7:35  (Jack Walrath)
     Vintage Jazz Classics CD: 553 — The Incredible Hank Jones Meets Louis Bellson And Ira Sullivan   (1992)
g. b-3    Satin Doll - 7:00  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer)
     Vintage Jazz Classics CD: 553 — The Incredible Hank Jones Meets Louis Bellson And Ira Sullivan   (1992)
All titles on:      Stash LP 12": ST 208 — The Incredible Ira Sullivan   (1980)

While no recording date is given on the sleeve, June 1980 is given in Bruyninckx.


Date: June 15 & 16, 1981
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Muse

Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ss, as, t), Red Rodney (t, fh), Garry Dial (p), Barry Smith (b), Steve Bagby (d)

a. a-1    Night And Day - 4:10  (Cole Porter)
b. a-2    You Leave Me Breathless - 6:30  (Frederick Hollaender, Ralph Freed)
c. a-3    Babies - 6:06  (Jeff Meyer)
d. b-1    Muck And Meyer - 5:35  (Jeff Meyer)
e. b-2    Frito Mistos - 5:32  (Jeff Meyer)
f. b-3    Dial-A-Brew - 6:22  (Garry Dial)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5274 — Night And Day   (1983)

Ira Sullivan (ss) on b; (as) on a, d; (t) on c, e-f; Red Rodney (t) on a, f; (fh) on b-e.


Date: September 14, 1981
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Muse

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Michael Rabinowitz (bsn), Ira Sullivan (ss, as, fh), Red Rodney (t, fh), Garry Dial (p), Jay Anderson (b), Steve Bagby (d)

a. a-01    Sovereign Court - 3:27  (Lou Berryman)
b. a-02    The More I See You - 3:49  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
c. a-03    Prelude To A Kiss - 4:37  (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills)
d. a-04    Together - 3:50  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson)
e. a-05    Amazing Grace - 3:50  (Traditional)
f. b-01    Central Park West - 7:33  (John Coltrane)
g. b-02    Dolphin Dance - 10:48  (Herbie Hancock)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5242 — Ira Sullivan...Does It All!   (1983)

Michael Rabinowitz (bsn) on f-g; Ira Sullivan (ss) on b, e-f; (as) on d, f-g; (fh) on a, c; Red Rodney (t) on a; (fh) on d, f-g; Garry Dial (p) on a-d, f-g; Jay Anderson (b) on a-b, d-g; Steve Bagby (d) on a-b, d-g.


Date: September 21-24, 1981
Location: CBS Studio E, New York City
Label: Elektra/Musician

Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, fh, per), Red Rodney (t, fh), Garry Dial (p), Jay Anderson (b), Steve Bagby (d, per)

a. a-01    Sophisticated Yenta - 5:51  (Garry Dial)
     Elektra/Musician LP 12": E1-60043 — The Musician's Guide 1   (1982)
b. a-02    King Of France - 5:20  (Garry Dial)
c. a-03    Spirit Within - 7:42  (Garry Dial)
d. b-01    Island Song - 6:05  (Garry Dial)
e. b-02    Monday's Dance - 5:45  (Ira Sullivan)
f. b-03    Crescent City - 6:35  (Jeff Meyer)
All titles on:      Elektra/Musician LP 12": E1-60020 — Spirit Within   (1982)

Ira Sullivan (f) on a; (ss) on c-d; (fh) on b, e-f; (per) on a; Red Rodney (t) on c; (fh) on a-b, d-f; Steve Bagby (per) on c-e.


Date: January and July 1982 and May 1983
Location: Coconuts Recording Co., Miami, FL
Label: Strings Attached

Ira Sullivan (ldr), John Alexander (f, ss, ts), Ira Sullivan (f, t, fh), Peter Einhorn (g), Don Militello (p), David Einhorn (b), Gavin Davies, David Murphy, John Yarling (d), Robert Thomas, Jr. (per), Nancy Nosal (vn), Nicole Yarling (vn, v), Debbie Spring (vl), Laurie Haines (vc)

a. a-01    Our Love And Spirit - 4:38  (David Einhorn)
     Strings Attached LP 12": AR7140 — Strings Attached   (1983)
     Pausa LP 12": PR 7169 — Strings Attached   
b. a-02    Late Nights - 5:37  (David Einhorn, Peter Einhorn)
     Strings Attached LP 12": AR7140 — Strings Attached   (1983)
     Pausa LP 12": PR 7169 — Strings Attached   
c. a-03    Looking Glass Falls - 4:59  (David Einhorn)
     Strings Attached LP 12": AR7140 — Strings Attached   (1983)
     Pausa LP 12": PR 7169 — Strings Attached   
d. b-01    The Kingdom Within You - 6:05  (David Einhorn)
     Strings Attached LP 12": AR7140 — Strings Attached   (1983)
     Pausa LP 12": PR 7169 — Strings Attached   
e. b-02    Ballad - 4:28  (John Alexander)
     Strings Attached LP 12": AR7140 — Strings Attached   (1983)
     Pausa LP 12": PR 7169 — Strings Attached   
f. b-03    Wonderful Sound - 7:56  (Nicole Yarling)
     Strings Attached LP 12": AR7140 — Strings Attached   (1983)
     Pausa LP 12": PR 7169 — Strings Attached   
g. c-01    Brothers - 8:19  (John Alexander)
h. c-02    Peacock Blues - 5:21  (John Alexander)
i. c-03    Vento Bravo - 11:16  (Edu Lôbo)
All titles on:      Unicorn Productions CD: HDCD 1698 — Strings Attached - Update!   (1996)

Gavin Davies (d) on b; David Murphy (d) on c; John Yarling (d) on a, d-i.

No details for specific tracks.


Date: November 3 & 4, 1982
Location: The Jazz Forum, New York City
Label: Elektra/Musician

Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, as, fh), Red Rodney (t, fh), Garry Dial (p), Jay Anderson (b), Jeff Hirshfield (d)

a. a-01    How Do You Know - 7:20  (Garry Dial)
b. a-02    As Time Goes By - 7:19  (Herman Hupfeld)
c. a-03    Sprint - 7:28  (Garry Dial)
d. b-01    My Son, The Minstrel - 5:50  (Garry Dial)
e. b-02    Speak Like A Child - 11:32  (Herbie Hancock)
All titles on:      Elektra/Musician LP 12": 60261 — Sprint   (1983)

Ira Sullivan (f) on a, e; (ss) on d; (as) on a-c; (fh) on e; Red Rodney (t) on c; (fh) on a-b, d-e.


Date: September 27 and October 11, 1983
Location: In-Roads Recording, Miami, FL
Label: Spinnster

Tony Castellano (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, af, ss, as, t), Tony Castellano (p), Sam Chiodo (b), Steve Bagby, Rich Franks (d, per)

a. a-01    Wonderful One - 4:57  (Ferde Grofe, Paul Whiteman, Marshall Neilan, Dorothy Terriss)
b. a-02    The Boy Next Door - 6:49  (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin)
c. a-03    Gina Christine - 6:05  (Tony Castellano)
d. a-04    My Heart At The Sound Of Thy Sweet Voice - 5:32  (Camille Saint Saens)
e. b-01    Rashid - 5:10  (Tony Castellano)
f. b-02    Horns Of Di Lama - 8:39  (Tony Castellano)
g. b-03    You, My Love - 3:30  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Mack Gordon)
h. b-04    Wonderful One - 4:43  (Ferde Grofe, Paul Whiteman, Marshall Neilan, Dorothy Terriss)
All titles on:      Spinnster LP 12": SP 0005 — Wonderful Ones   (1985)
     Coda CD: 14 — Wonderful Ones   (2000)

Ira Sullivan (f) on c; (af) on b-c; (ss) on c-d; (as) on a, f; (t) on f, h; Sam Chiodo (b) on a, c, e-f, h; Steve Bagby (d) on f; (per) on c; Rich Franks (d) on a, c, e, h; (per) on e-f.

No details on specific tracks.

Sullivan overdubs -
"Gina Christine" - soprano and flute, then flute and alto flute
"Horns Of Di Lama" - two alto saxophone parts, then alto and trumpet


Date: November 1984 and February 1985
Location: In-Roads Recording, Miami, FL
Label: Questique

Ira Sullivan (af, as, t, per), Gary Campbell (ts), Pete Minger (t, fh), Tony Castellano (p), Don Coffman, Robert Grabowski (b), Neil Rogers (d)

a.     Questique - 7:00  (Don Coffman)
b.     Simplicidade - 8:05  (Dolphe Castellano)
c.     Beck And Call - 7:00  (Gary Campbell)
d.     Neil Sir Arthur - 8:40  (Tony Castellano)
e.     Bye Bye Blackbird - 8:41  (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
f.     The Bird - 5:13  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on:      Questique LP 12": — Questique   (1985)

Ira Sullivan (af) on a-e; (as) on a, c-f; (t) on a-d; (per) on a-d; Pete Minger (t) on a-d, f; (fh) on a-e; Don Coffman (b) on a-d; Robert Grabowski (b) on e-f.

No specifics on tracks.


Date: February 28, 1985
Location: Morrisound Studios, Tampa, FL
Label: Pausa

Ted Shumate, Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, as, ts, fh, per), Chuck Schlaich (vib), Ted Shumate (g), Ron Reinhardt (ep), Dann Reno (b), Joey Baron, David Hardman (d)

a. a-01    Gulfstream - 4:35  (Ted Shumate)
b. a-02    Wasn't It A Grand Affair - 3:01  (Chuck Schlaich)
c. a-03    Bossa For Bella - 6:24  (Ted Shumate)
d. a-04    110 - 6:31  (Ron Reinhardt)
e. b-01    'Round Midnight - 7:51  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
f. b-02    Talla Sunshine - Naima Rainbow, Dance For Their Father - 7:01  (Michel Berardi, Joseph Diorio)
g. b-03    Impressions - 3:54  (John Coltrane)
All titles on:      Pausa LP 12": PR 7188 — Gulfstream   (1986)

Joey Baron (d) on g; David Hardman (d) on a-f.


Date: ca. 1987
Location: C.S.I. Private Studios, Miami, FL
Label: Global

Stan Jeff Brown (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, t, fh), Gustavo Lezcano (h), Dan Winograd (ts), Harvey Mandel (g), Billy Yeager (g, key), Eddie Higgins (ep), Touter (org), Stan Jeff Brown (key, d, per), David Tomasello (b), Peter 'Mars' Cowling, Ian Lewis (eb)

a. a-01a    Freedom Flight - 10:36  (Stan Jeff Brown, Eddie Higgins, Ira Sullivan)
b. a-01b    The Transformation - 0:04  (Stan Jeff Brown)
c. a-02    Love Persuasion - 3:50  (Stan Jeff Brown, Harvey Mandel)
d. a-03    Pasdetrois (Parade of the Ballerinas) - 4:02  (Stan Jeff Brown, Ira Sullivan, Billy Yeager)
e. b-01    Romance The Magic Snake - 7:30  (Stan Jeff Brown)
f. b-02    Those Daring Eyes - 5:37  (Stan Jeff Brown, Billy Yeager)
g. b-03    Soul Invaders - 5:22  (Stan Jeff Brown)
All titles on:      Global LP 12": SJB2213AB — Transformation Paradox   (1987)

a, b performed as medley.

Ira Sullivan (f) on d-e; (t) on a, d; (fh) on a, c-d; Gustavo Lezcano (h) on c; Dan Winograd (ts) on c; Harvey Mandel (g) on c, e; Billy Yeager (g) on a, d; (key) on d; Eddie Higgins (ep) on a, e; Touter (org) on e; Stan Jeff Brown (key) on e; (d) on a, c-e; (per) on a, e; David Tomasello (b) on a, d; Peter 'Mars' Cowling (eb) on a; Ian Lewis (eb) on c, e.

LP issue gives no recording date - 1987 is issue date. Probably multiple sessions with overdubbing. This Eddie Higgins is not the well-known Chicago pianist.


Date: ca. 1991
Location: Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Jim Cooper (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ts), Jim Cooper (vib), Bob Dogan (p), Dan DeLorenzo (b), Charlie Braugham (d), Alejo Poveda (per)

a. 01    Cheryl - 5:30  (Charlie Parker)
b. 02    Waltz For Betty - 7:51  (Jim Cooper)
c. 03    I Waited For You - 5:49  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie)
d. 04    Tough Town - 8:29  (Jim Cooper)
e. 05    The Dolphin - 6:05  (Luis Eça)
f. 06    Shades Of Light - 7:08  (Hubert Laws)
g. 07a    Town Sound  (Bob Dogan)
h. 07b    She'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - 12:33
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DD-446 — Tough Town   (1991)

g, h performed as medley.

Alejo Poveda (per) on e, g-h.

No recording date listed. CD released 1991.


Date: June 25 & 26, 1991
Location: P.S. Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Lin Halliday (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, t, fh), Lin Halliday (ts), Jodie Christian (p), Dennis Carroll (b), George Fludas (d)

a. 01    Woody 'n You - 6:12  (Dizzy Gillespie)
b. 02    How Deep Is The Ocean - 6:36  (Irving Berlin)
c. 03    Darn That Dream - 9:38  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange)
d. 04    Dog Ear Blues - 8:21  (Composer Unknown)
e. 05    My Romance - 7:49  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
f. 06    The Man I Love - 9:16  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
g. 07    Alone Together - 9:31  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
h. 08    The Serpent's Tooth - 6:11  (Miles Davis)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DE 449 — Delayed Exposure   (1991)

Date: November 25 & 26, 1991
Location: P.S. Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Jim Cooper (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ss, ts, t, xyl), Jim Cooper (vib), Bob Dogan (p), Dan DeLorenzo (b), Charlie Braugham (d), Alejo Poveda (per)

a. 01    Nutville - 8:15  (Horace Silver)
b. 02    Mallethead - 6:32  (Jim Cooper)
c. 03    Mija - 5:56  (Bob Dogan)
d. 04    Bemsha Swing - 3:22  (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best)
e. 05    Cantor Da Noite - 5:53  (Ivan Lins)
f. 06    Sui Fumi - 7:43  (Bob Dogan)
g. 07    Autumn Nocturne - 8:01  (Joseph Myrow, Kim Gannon)
h. 08    Cabbie Patch - 8:25  (Bob Dogan)
i. 09    Tanga - 8:26  (Dizzy Gillespie)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DD 457 — Nutville   (1992)

Ira Sullivan (ss) on c, f-g; (ts) on b, g-h; (t) on a, i; (xyl) on a; Bob Dogan (p) on a-c, e-i; Alejo Poveda (per) on a, c, e, i.

Sullivan plays balafon (African xylophone) on a and samba whistle on i.


Date: April 22 & 23, 1992
Location: P.S. Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Lin Halliday (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ts, t, fh), Lin Halliday (ts), Jodie Christian (p), Dennis Carroll (b), George Fludas (d)

a. 01    All The Things You Are - 6:10  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. 02    East Of The Sun - 5:31  (Brooks Bowman)
c. 03    I've Found A New Baby - 6:16  (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
d. 04    Indian Summer - 5:42  (Victor Herbert, Al Dubin)
e. 05    My Foolish Heart - 8:48  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
f. 06    Corcovado [aka Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars] - 8:16  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees)
g. 07    Paradox - 6:58  (Sonny Rollins)
h. 08    Ira's Blues - 8:29  (Ira Sullivan)
i. 09    Will You Still Be Mine - 8:17  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DE 458 — East Of The Sun   

Date: June 2, 1992
Location: Lone Pine Recording Studios, Orlando, FL
Label: Amosaya

Scott Whitfield (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, t), Scott Whitfield (tb), Mark McKee (p), Dave Spring (b), Randy Jennings (d)

a.     Since The First Time I Saw You - 7:36  (Scott Whitfield)
     Amosaya CD: AM-2533-CD — To Be There   (1997)

Date: ca. 1993
Location: Miami, FL?
Label: Ram

Joseph Diorio, Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ss, as, per), Joseph Diorio (g)

a. 01    The Breeze And I - 8:52  (Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman)
b. 02    I Wish You Love - 5:58  (Albert Beach, Charles Trenet)
c. 03    Day By Day - 6:22  (Stephen Schwartz)
d. 04    Beautiful Love - 5:38  (Victor Young, Haven Gillespie, Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne)
e. 05    Look To The Sky - 4:45  (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
f. 06    I'll See You Again - 4:24  (Noel Coward)
g. 07    The Summer Knows - 7:00  (Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
h. 08    Without You [aka Tres Palabras] - 4:58  (Osvaldo Farrés)
i. 09    Dance Cadaverous - 5:22  (Wayne Shorter)
j. 10    Lovely Afternoon - 4:54  (Joseph Diorio)
All titles on:      Ram CD: 4508 — The Breeze And I   (1995)

Date: March 23 & 24, 1993
Location: Riverside Studio, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Lin Halliday (ldr), Lin Halliday (ts), Ira Sullivan (ts, t, fh), Jodie Christian (p), Larry Gray (b), Robert Barry (d)

a. 01    Street Of Dreams - 8:32  (Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis)
b. 02    My Shining Hour - 6:12  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
c. 03    Sophisticated Lady - 9:26  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
d. 04    Dear Old Stockholm [Ack Värmeland, Du Sköna] - 9:03  (Traditional)
e. 05    Where Or When - 7:16  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
f. 06    Over The Rainbow - 6:34  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
g. 07    The More I See You - 5:43  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
h. 08    Pent-Up House - 7:24  (Sonny Rollins)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DE 468 — Where Or When   (1994)

Halliday was not present for the main session and overdubbed his parts at a later time. It is not known whether the overdubs were on March 24, 1993 or if that was a second date without Halliday.


Date: ca. 1995
Location: Miami, FL
Label: South Ocean Music

Jim McCreavy (ldr), Jim McCreavy (g), Ira Sullivan (unk)

a. 01    Sparrow's Samba  (Jim McCreavy)
b. 06    Springrise  (Jim McCreavy)
c. 07    Tanga  (Dizzy Gillespie)

Further details needed.

www.jamesmccreavy.com


Date: January-March 1996
Location: Tribe Studios, Miami, FL
Label: Contemporary

Billy Ross (ldr), Billy Ross (f, as), Ed Calle (ts), Whit Sidener (bar), Tony Concepcion, Jeff Kievit, Ira Sullivan (t), Joe Barodi (tb), Mike Levine (p), Rafael Valencia (eb), Archie Pena (d), Richard Bravo (per)

a.     Woodchopper's Ball - 3:18  (Joe Bishop, Woody Herman)
     Contemporary CD: CCD-14079-2 — Woody   (1996)

Date: January-March 1996
Location: Tribe Studios, Miami, FL
Label: Contemporary

Billy Ross (ldr), Billy Ross (cl, ts), Whit Sidener (bar), Tony Concepcion, Jeff Kievit, Ira Sullivan (t), Joe Barodi, Dana Teboe (tb), Mike Levine (p)

a.     Northwest Passage - 4:38  (Ralph Burns, Woody Herman, Greig 'Chubby' Jackson)
     Contemporary CD: CCD-14079-2 — Woody   (1996)

Date: May 11, 1996 and June 12 & 13, 1998
Location: Creation Audio Studio A, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Go Jazz

Ira Sullivan (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ss, ts), Bill Carrothers, Bobby Peterson (p), Billy Peterson (b), Kenny Horst (d)

a.     It Was A Very Good Year - 6:21  (Ervin Drake)
b.     Dear Old Stockholm [Ack Värmeland, Du Sköna] - 7:48  (Traditional)
c.     Monday's Dance - 8:03  (Ira Sullivan)
d.     Con Alma - 7:47  (Dizzy Gillespie)
e.     Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - 9:02  (Fran Landesman, Thomas J. Wolf, Jr.)
f.     Day By Day - 8:07  (Stephen Schwartz)
g.     Ira's Blues - 6:55  (Ira Sullivan)
h.     Key Largo - 7:22  (Benny Carter, Karl Suessdorf, Leah Worth)
All titles on:      Go Jazz CD: 6052-2 — After Hours   (2001)

Bill Carrothers (p) on a-d, g-h; Bobby Peterson (p) on e-f.

No details on specific tracks.


Date: January-February 1997
Location: Sterling Gold Productions, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Label: Contemporary

Melton Mustafa (ldr), Jesse Jones, Jr. (f, ss, as, per, v), John McMinn (f, cl, ts, p), Matais Oxidine (f, ts), Ira Sullivan (af, t), Melton Rahsaan Mustafa (cl, bar), Elvis Paschal (as), Ken Faulk, Pete Minger, Jhad M. Mustafa, Yamin B. Mustafa (t), Melton Mustafa (t, per, v, con), Milton Omar Dailey, Dante Luciani (tb), Joe Barati (btb), Robert Grabowski (b), James Cotmon (d, per, v), Rabecca Boyko (per)

a. 01    Soul Of Soul - 4:30  (Melton Mustafa)
b. 02    Conquest - 8:31  (Melton Mustafa)
c. 03    To You, Miles - 3:42  (Melton Mustafa)
d. 04    St. Louis Blues Overture - 10:31  (W. C. Handy, Melton Mustafa)
e. 05    Crystal Light - 3:36  (Melton Mustafa)
f. 06    Double Clutch - 3:01  (Melton Mustafa)
g. 07    Chant - 5:17  (Melton Mustafa)
h. 08    So Be It - 4:06  (Melton Mustafa)
i. 09    Exotic Birds - 6:04  (Melton Mustafa)
j. 10    Little Old Groove Maker - 5:24  (Melton Mustafa)
All titles on:      Contemporary CD: CCD-14085-2 — St. Louis Blues   (1997)

Ira Sullivan (af) on b; (t) on f, h-j; Melton Rahsaan Mustafa (cl) on a, c-g; (bar) on a, c-j; Ken Faulk (t) on a, c-g; Pete Minger (t) on f.

Sullivan only appears on flute on Conquest and trumpet on Double Clutch.


Date: August 7, 25, 26 and December 3, 1997
Location: Riverside Studio, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Frank Catalano (ldr), Ira Sullivan (af, t), Frank Catalano (sss, ss, ts), Willie Pickens (p), Brian Sandstrom (b), Isham 'Rusty' Jones, Robert Shy (d)

a. 01    Confirmation - 2:39  (Charlie Parker)
b. 02    Love Vibrations - 5:48  (Horace Silver)
c. 03    Those Wacky Ways - 6:10  (Frank Catalano)
d. 04    Willow, Weep For Me - 6:25  (Ann Ronell)
e. 05    Cut It Out!?! - 8:17  (Frank Catalano)
f. 06    I Mean You - 7:55  (Thelonious Monk)
g. 07    God Made It Beautiful - 3:19  (Frank Catalano)
h. 08    Party Time - 5:21  (Frank Catalano)
i. 09    502 Blues (Drinkin' And Drivin') - 10:45  (Jimmy Rowles)
j. 10    Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd] - 4:08  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DE-501 — Cut It Out!?!   (1998)

Ira Sullivan (af) on b; (t) on f; Frank Catalano (sss) on i; (ss) on b; (ts) on a, c-h, j; Willie Pickens (p) on b-d, f, h-i; Brian Sandstrom (b) on b-j; Isham 'Rusty' Jones (d) on a, e, g, j; Robert Shy (d) on b-d, f, h-i.

Sullivan is listed as playing flute, but in fact plays alto flute.


Date: ca. April 2000
Location: Little School Street Studio, Chicago, IL
Label: Gadfly

Sons Of The Never Wrong (ldr), Ira Sullivan (f, ts), Sue Demel, Bruce Roper (g, v), Bob Long (p), Al Ehrich (b), Heath Chapell (d, bgo), Cathy Kuna (vc), Deborah Lader (v)

a.     Home Hymn - 4:10  (Sue Demel)
b.     Sleeping Bag - 4:59  (Bruce Roper)
Both titles on:      Gadfly CD: 268 — One If By Hand   (2000)

Ira Sullivan (f) on a; (ts) on b; Sue Demel (g) on a; Bruce Roper (g) on b; Bob Long (p) on b; Heath Chapell (d) on b; (bgo) on b; Cathy Kuna (vc) on a.

According to Deborah Lader, "The actual recording probably took place in the spring and summer of 2000. It's most likely that we recorded Ira in the early spring of 2000."


Date: December 4, 2000
Location: Gusman Concert Hall, University Of Miami, Miami, FL
Label: [radio broadcast]

Marian McPartland (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ss, ts, t), Marian McPartland (p), Don Miller (b)

a.     The Night Has A Thousand Eyes  (Buddy Bernier, Jerome Brainin)
b.     In The Still Of The Night  (Cole Porter)
c.     One Morning In May  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
d.     I Get A Kick Out Of You  (Cole Porter)
e.     Day By Day  (Stephen Schwartz)
f.     In A Sentimental Mood  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
g.     Just In Time  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
h.     Dolphin Dance  (Herbie Hancock)

Marian McPartland (ldr) on a-g; (p) on a-g; Ira Sullivan (ss) on b, e; (ts) on a, f-g; (t) on d; Don Miller (b) on a-b, d-g.


Date: August 25, 2008
Location: Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
Label: 482 Music

Mike Reed (ldr), Greg Ward (as), Tim Haldeman, Ira Sullivan (ts), Art Hoyle (t, fh), Jeb Bishop, Julian Priester (tb), Jason Roebke (b), Mike Reed (d)

a. 01    Song Of A Star - 10:01  (John Jenkins)
b. 02    Third Option - 8:45  (Mike Reed)
c. 03    El Is A Sound Of Joy - 8:46  (Sun Ra)
d. 04    Wilbur's Tune - 5:17  (Wilbur Campbell)
e. 05    The And Of 2 - 5:53  (Mike Reed)
f. 06    Door #1 - 8:32  (Mike Reed)
g. 07    Urnack - 9:09  (Julian Priester)
h. 08    Lost And Found - 5:08  (Clifford Jordan)
All titles on:      482 Music CD: 482-1070 — Stories And Negotiations   (2010)