Wilbur Ware Discography

Compiled by Michael Fitzgerald
First published June 2004

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Wilbur Ware was born September 8, 1923 in Chicago, IL and died in September 9, 1979 in Philadelphia, PA.

While this is the most comprehensive and accurate discography on Wilbur Ware ever produced, there still may be omissions and errors. Please help if you can.

Thanks to contributors:

Jürgen Bliedtner, Robert L. Campbell, Bill Kirchner, John Litweiler, Chuck Nessa

Special thanks to all the staff at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies where I had access to virtually every issue listed in the discography as well as the various relevant published sources.


General discographies: All-Music Guide, Bruyninckx, Jepsen, Lord, Raben
Michael Cuscuna & Michel Ruppli: The Blue Note Label (1st and 2nd editions)
Shinjiro Furusho: Riverside Jazz Records
Red Saunders Research Foundation