Cecil Payne Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: June 21, 1949
Location: New York City
Label: Decca

Cecil Payne (ldr), Bruce Hinkson (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Irvin Stokes (t), Billy Kyle (p), Franklin Skeete (b), Heyward Jackson (d)

a. W 75004 T4A    Egg Head - 2:49  (Cecil Payne, Danny Mendelsohn)
     Decca 78: 48109 — Egg Head/Big Joe   
     Ace Of Clubs LP 12": CH 94 — Jumpin' The Blues, vol. 1   (1984)
     Proper CD: 61 — The Big Horn: The History Of The Honkin' & Screamin' Saxophone   (2003)
b. W 75005 T4A    No Chops  (Cecil Payne, Danny Mendelsohn)
     Decca 78: 48114 — No Chops/Hippy Dippy   
c. W 75006 T4A    Big Joe  (Sammy Price, Irene Higginbotham)
     Decca 78: 48109 — Egg Head/Big Joe   
d. W 75007 T3A    Hippy Dippy  (Reuben Phillips, Cecil Payne)
     Decca 78: 48114 — No Chops/Hippy Dippy   

Date: November 25, 1949
Location: New York City
Label: Decca

Cecil Payne (ldr), Ray Abrams (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Leonard Hawkins (t), Billy Taylor (p), John Simmons (b), Joe Harris (d), Henry Johnson (v)

a. W 75523 T3A    The Worst Is Yet To Come  (Jack Fine, Cecil Payne, Danny Mendelsohn)
     Decca 78: 48139 — The Worst Is Yet To Come/Ham Hocks   
b. W 75524 T5A    Angel Child  (Walter McGee)
     Decca 78: 48127 — Angel Child/Block Buster Boogie   
c. W 75525 T5A    Block Buster Boogie - 2:59  (Cecil Payne, Danny Mendelsohn)
     Decca 78: 48127 — Angel Child/Block Buster Boogie   
     Ace CD: CHD 941 — Jumpin' The Blues   (2002)
     Indigo CD: — 1950: The R & B Hits   (2003)
     Rev-Ola CD: — Zoot Suit Riot: R & B Instrumentals 1949-1953   (2005)
d. W 75526 T3A    Ham Hocks - 2:52  (Cecil Payne, Danny Mendelsohn)
     Decca 78: 48139 — The Worst Is Yet To Come/Ham Hocks   
     JSP CD: JSP 7748 — Ham Hocks And Cornbread   (2005)

Henry Johnson (v) on a-b.


Date: May 19, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Signal

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (bar), Duke Jordan (p), Tommy Potter (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 130    Chessman's Delight - 5:27  (Randy Weston)
b. 131    How Deep Is The Ocean - 7:47  (Irving Berlin)
c. 132    This Time The Dream's On Me - 3:46  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
d. 133    Arnetta - 3:38  (Cecil Payne)
All titles on:      Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1167 — Patterns   (1986)
     Signal LP 12": S 1203 — Cecil Payne   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12147 — Patterns Of Jazz   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0135 — Patterns Of Jazz   (1991)

Date: May 22, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Signal

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (bar), Kenny Dorham (t), Duke Jordan (p), Tommy Potter (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 134    Man Of Moods - 5:33  (Irving 'Duke' Jordan, Cecil Payne)
b. 135    Saucer Eyes - 6:38  (Randy Weston)
c. 136    Bringing Up Father - 6:19  (Cecil Payne)
d. 137    Groovin' High - 4:22  (Dizzy Gillespie)
All titles on:      Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1167 — Patterns   (1986)
     Signal LP 12": S 1203 — Cecil Payne   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12147 — Patterns Of Jazz   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0135 — Patterns Of Jazz   (1991)

Date: March 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Charlie Parker

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (bar), Clark Terry (t), Duke Jordan (p), Ron Carter (b), Charli Persip (d)

a. a-01    Cool Blues - 3:32  (Charlie Parker)
b. a-02    Shaw 'Nuff - 4:27  (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker)
c. a-03    Cheryl - 5:11  (Charlie Parker)
d. a-04    Bongo Bop - 3:50  (Charlie Parker)
e. b-01    The Hymn (Wichita Blues) - 4:40  (Jay McShann)
f. b-02    Communion - 4:49  (Cecil Payne)
g. b-03    Bongo Beep - 4:37  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on:      Charlie Parker LP 12": PLP 801 — Cecil Payne Performing Charlie Parker Music   
     Charlie Parker LP 12": CP 506 — Shaw 'Nuff   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 193 — Stop And Listen To...Cecil Payne   (1992)

"Cheryl" mislabeled as "Relaxin' At Camarillo" on PLP 801.


Date: March 13-15, 1962
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Charlie Parker

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (bar), Clark Terry (t), Bennie Green (tb), Duke Jordan (p), Ron Carter (b), Charli Persip (d)

a. a-01    Stop And Listen - 4:46  (Cecil Payne)
b. a-02    Born Again - 5:42  (Cecil Payne)
c. a-03    Dear People [aka Sterling Place] - 4:03  (Cecil Payne)
d. b-01    Kenny's One - 5:29  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
e. b-02    Sister Carol - 3:14  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
f. b-03    Mighty Fine Wine - 3:30  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
g. b-04    It's Your Life - 3:20  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
All titles on:      Charlie Parker LP 12": PLP 806 — The Connection - New Original Score   (1962)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 193 — Stop And Listen To...Cecil Payne   (1992)

Date: November 5, 1966
Location: Club 43, Manchester, UK
Label: Spotlite

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (bar), Joe Palin (p), Alan Cooper (b), Ron Parry (d)

a. a-01    The Opener  (Cecil Payne)
b. a-02    Brookfield Andante  (Cecil Payne)
c. b-01    Azoff Blues  (Cecil Payne)
d. b-02    Dear People [aka Sterling Place]  (Cecil Payne)
All titles on:      Spotlite LP 12": CP 2 — Brookfield Andante   

"Dear People" listed as "Sterling Place."


Date: late 1969 or early 1970
Location: New York City
Label: Frontier

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (as, bar), Kenny Dorham (t), Wynton Kelly (p, org), Wilbur Ware (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. a-01    Martin Luther King, Jr. - 6:55  (Cecil Payne)
b. a-01    I Know Love - 2:09  (Cecil Payne)
c. a-02    Girl, You Got A Home - 10:48  (Cecil Payne)
d. a-03    Slide Hampton - 4:21  (Cecil Payne)
e. b-01    Follow Me - 9:16  (Cecil Payne)
f. b-02    Flying Fish - 12:20  (Cecil Payne)
All titles on:      Strata-East LP 12": SES 19734 — Zodiac   (1976)

a, b performed as medley.

Cecil Payne (as) on d; Wynton Kelly (org) on c.


Date: March 16, 1973
Location: New York City
Label: Muse

Duke Jordan, Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (f, bar), Duke Jordan (p), Sam Jones (b), Al Foster (d)

a. a-01    Egg Head - 3:12  (Cecil Payne, Danny Mendelsohn)
b. a-02    I Should Care - 5:29  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
c. a-03    Jordu - 5:24  (Irving 'Duke' Jordan)
d. a-04    Jazz Vendor - 4:24  (Irving 'Duke' Jordan)
e. b-01    Cu-Ba - 6:01  (Cecil Payne)
f. b-02    I Want To Talk About You - 3:42  (Billy Eckstine)
g. b-03    Cerupa - 5:08  (Cecil Payne)
h. b-04    No Problem - 4:07  (Irving 'Duke' Jordan)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5015 — Brooklyn Brothers   
     Prevue CD: CD PR 13 — Brooklyn Brothers   (1998)

Cecil Payne (f) on g; (bar) on a, c-f, h.


Date: February 2, 1976
Location: Blue Rock Studios, New York City
Label: Muse

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (f, bar), Tom Harrell (t, fh), Duke Jordan (p), Buster Williams (b), Al Foster (d)

a. a-01    Bird Gets The Worm - 6:45  (Charlie Parker)
b. a-02    Repetition - 7:15  (Neal Hefti)
c. a-03    Ninny Melina - 5:35  (Cecil Payne)
d. b-01    Ko Ko - 5:35  (Charlie Parker)
e. b-02    All The Things You Are - 2:15  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f. b-02    Prince Albert - 2:00  (Kenny Dorham)
g. b-02    Bird Of Paradise - 2:00  (Charlie Parker)
h. b-03    Constellation - 7:15  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5061 — Bird Gets The Worm   

e, f, g performed as medley.


Date: July 19 & 20, 1979
Location: Milner Sound Studios, London, England
Label: Spotlite

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (f, bar, v), Curtis Fuller (tb, v), Mick Pyne (p), Dave Green (b), Alan Jackson (d)

a. a-01    Violets For Your Furs - 2:30  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
b. a-02    Skylark - 2:42  (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
c. a-03    Lover Man - 2:52  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
d. a-04    Equinox - 8:02  (John Coltrane)
e. a-05    Disorder At The Border - 4:42  (Coleman Hawkins)
f. b-01    Bright Moments - 7:15  (Roland Kirk)
g. b-02    Solar [aka Sonny] - 8:16  (Chuck Wayne)
h. b-03    Speak Low - 9:18  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
All titles on:      Spotlite LP 12": SPJLP 21 — Bright Moments   (1980)

Cecil Payne (f) on f; (bar) on a, d-e, g-h; (v) on f; Curtis Fuller (tb) on c-h; (v) on f.


Date: February 27, 1985
Location: 39th Street Music Studio, New York City
Label: Empathy

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (bar), Joe Carter (g), Richard Wyands (p), Stafford James (b)

a. a-01    Casbah - 6:47  (Tadd Dameron)
b. a-02    Carney - 6:47  (Rick Henderson)
c. a-03    Wave - 8:09  (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
d. b-01    A Walkin' Thing - 5:45  (Benny Carter)
e. b-02    Time After Time - 3:30  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
f. b-03    How Deep Is The Ocean - 4:42  (Irving Berlin)
g. b-04    Bosco - 5:51  (Cecil Payne)
All titles on:      Empathy LP 12": E 1005 — Casbah   
     Stash CD: CD 572 — Casbah   (1993)

Date: June 1 & 2, 1993
Location: Riverside Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (f, bar), Eric Alexander (ts), Freddie Hubbard, Odies Williams, III (t), Harold Mabern, Jr. (p), John Ore (b), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 01    The Opener - 7:36  (Cecil Payne)
b. 02    Bolambo - 8:43  (Cecil Payne)
c. 03    I Should Care - 8:42  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
d. 04    Cerupa - 8:05  (Cecil Payne)
e. 05    Bee Wee - 9:23  (Cecil Payne)
f. 06    Cu-Ba - 4:46  (Cecil Payne)
g. 07    Bosco - 8:54  (Cecil Payne)
h. 08    Brookfield Andante - 13:19  (Cecil Payne)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DE 478 — Cerupa   (1995)

Cecil Payne (f) on d, g; (bar) on a-c, e-f, h; Freddie Hubbard (t) on e; Odies Williams, III (t) on h.

Confirmation needed that the track listed on issues as "The Opening" is the same as Payne's "The Opener."


Date: September 2 & 3, 1996
Location: Riverside Studio, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (f, bar), Eric Alexander, Lin Halliday (ts), Marcus Belgrave (t), Harold Mabern, Jr. (p), John Ore (b), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 01    Scotch And Milk - 9:09  (Cecil Payne)
b. 02    Wilhelminia - 8:50  (Cecil Payne)
c. 03    I'm Goin' In - 10:01  (Cecil Payne)
d. 04    If I Should Lose You - 5:20  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
e. 05    Que Pasaning - 8:13  (Cecil Payne)
f. 06    Cit Sac - 11:22  (Cecil Payne)
g. 07    Lady Nia - 8:17  (Cecil Payne)
h. 08    Et Vous Too, Cecil? - 10:27  (Cecil Payne)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DE 494 — Scotch And Milk   (1997)

Cecil Payne (f) on f; (bar) on a-e, g-h.


Date: May 8, 1998
Location: International Jazzfestival Bern - Kursaal, Bern, Switzerland
Label: [television broadcast]

Ron Carter, Cecil Payne (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Stephen Scott (p), Ron Carter (b), Lewis Nash (d)

a. 01    Bee Wee  (Cecil Payne)
b. 02    Flying Fish  (Cecil Payne)
c. 03    Lover Man  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
d. 04    Slide's Blues  (Slide Hampton)
e. 05    Cit Sac  (Cecil Payne)
f. 06    I'm Goin' In  (Cecil Payne)

Eric Alexander (ts) on a-b, d-f; Stephen Scott (p) on a-b, d-f; Lewis Nash (d) on a-b, d-f.


Date: August 17 & 18, 1998
Location: Riverside Studio, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (f, bar), Eric Alexander (ts), Steve Davis (tb), Harold Mabern, Jr. (p), John Webber (b), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 01    Spiritus Parkus (Parker's Spiritus) - 9:20  (Cecil Payne)
b. 02    Martin Luther King, Jr. - 4:21  (Cecil Payne)
c. 03    James - 7:33  (Cecil Payne)
d. 04    That's It Blues - 8:44  (Cecil Payne)
e. 05    Payne's Window - 7:33  (Steve Davis)
f. 06    South Side Samba - 7:05  (Benny Carter)
g. 07    Lover Man - 4:34  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
h. 08    Tune Up - 8:42  (Eddie Vinson, Miles Davis)
i. 09    Delilah - 7:01  (Victor Young)
j. 10    Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood Mama) - 8:04  (Jerry Brandow, Leonard Kent, Edward Robinson, Willie Spottswood, Leonard Ware)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DE 509 — Payne's Window   (1999)

Cecil Payne (f) on i; (bar) on a-h, j; Eric Alexander (ts) on a-f, h-j; Steve Davis (tb) on a-f, h-j.


Date: February 8, 1999
Location: New York City
Label: Progressive

Cecil Payne (ldr), Cecil Payne (f, bar), Ed Stoute (p), Leonard Gaskin (b), Wade Barnes (d), Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch (v)

a. 01    L. C.'s Cookbook - 3:57  (Cecil Payne)
b. 02    Saucer Eyes - 5:28  (Randy Weston)
c. 03    I Didn't Know About You - 5:24  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
d. 04    Blue 'n' Boogie - 4:38  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
e. 05    Stella By Starlight - 2:54  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
f. 06    Full Moonlight And Stars Made Of Silver - 4:54  (Cecil Payne)
g. 07    Blue Monk - 3:59  (Thelonious Monk)
h. 08    Cherokee - 7:20  (Ray Noble)
i. 09    Meditation [aka Meditação] - 4:27  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Norman Gimbel)
All titles on:      Progressive CD: PCD 7109 — The Brooklyn Four Plus One   (2000)

Cecil Payne (f) on e, g; (bar) on a-d, f, h-i; Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch (v) on c, e, g, i.


Date: August 17-19, 2000
Location: Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Cecil Payne (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Jim Rotondi (t), Harold Mabern, Jr. (p), John Webber (b), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 02    Chic Boom - 11:04  (Cecil Payne)
b. 03    Ding-A-Ling - 11:13  (Cecil Payne, Joe Farnsworth)
c. 04    You Will Be Mine Tonight - 8:29  (Cecil Payne, Joe Farnsworth)
d. 05    Bosco - 12:47  (Cecil Payne)
e. 06    Here's That Rainy Day - 8:00  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
f. 07    Cit Sac - 10:06  (Cecil Payne)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DE 529 — Chic Boom - Live At The Jazz Showcase   (2001)

Spoken comments (0:39) precede the first selection.

One additional selection (3:06) listed as "Theme" (Cecil Payne) - title unknown.