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Monday, 29 May 2017

Mickey Roker (drums)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Fabulous jazz drummer, Mickey Roker was born Granville William Roker in Miami, Florida on September 3rd, 1932.

He soon started playing drums, playing with many great musicians and bands. It's almost impossible tracing his live lineups, so I just mention some of the ones I know. I'll also be upgrading his discography as soon as I find some free time.

Mickey Roker played around 1955 with Jimmy Heath and Jimmy Oliver. In 1957, he was part of the Gloria Lynne Group (along with Jimmy Heath). Then, he played with Gigi Gryce from 1959 to 1961. He stayed with Ray Bryant from 1961 to 1963. Then, he joined Junior Mance Trio, and started backing Joe Williams.

In 1964, he moved to New York, starting playing in many sessions. From 1965 to 1967, he backed Nancy Wilson, then moving to Duke Pearson Orchestra until 1969. He was also a member of other great orchestras, led by Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Woody Herman.

From 1969 to 1971, he worked with Lee Morgan, and then, he started playing with Dizzy Gillespie in different band configurations during 9 years.

In 1992, he became the drummer in Modern Jazz Quartet (replacing Connie Kay).


GIGI GRYCE GROUP


This was the Gigi Gryce Group in August 1961:

GIGI GRYCE GROUP #?
1961
Gigi Gryce
sax
Julian Euell
bass
Richard Wyands
keyboards
Richard Williams
trumpet
Eddie Costa
vibraphone
Mickey Roker
drums

Other info on members of Gigi Gryce Group (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (2): Hank Jones, Cedar Walton
To be covered (8): Donald Byrd, Eddie Costa, Sam Dockery, Gigi Gryce, Osie Johnson, Wendell Marshall, Richard Williams, Reggie Workman
Not enough info (2): Julian Euell, Richard Wyands


OWEN MARSHALL GROUP


This was one of the lineup for Owen Marshall Group:

OWEN MARSHALL GROUP #?
?
Owen Marshall
trumpet
Arthur Harper
bass
Kenny Barron
keyboards
Mickey Roker
drums

Other info on members of Owen Marshall Group (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Kenny Barron
Not enough info (2): Arthur Harper, Owen Marshall


RAY BRYANT GROUP


Mickey Roker was also a member of Ray Bryant Trio, but don´t know when:

RAY BRYANT GROUP #?
?
Ray Bryant
keyboards
Arthur Harper
bass
Mickey Roker
drums

Other info on members of Ray Bryant Group (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Ray Bryant
Not enough info (2): Sticks Evans, Arthur Harper


ART FARMER GROUP


In February 1967, this was the Art Farmer Quintet:

ART FARMER GROUP #?
1967
Art Farmer
trumpet
Walter Booker
bass
Cedar Walton
piano
Jimmy Heath
sax
Mickey Roker
drums

They released the live album The time and the place in 1973, but recorded in February 1967.

Other info on members of Art Farmer Group (I know up to 30 members)
Already covered (4): Jim Hall, Al Harewood, James Moody, Cedar Walton
To be covered (23): Walter Booker, Richard Davis, Ray Drummond, Art Farmer, Tommy Flanagan, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Gigi Gryce, Billy Hart, Jimmy Heath, Tootie Heath, Billy Higgins, Dennis Irwin, Sam Jones, Clifford Jordan, Roy McCurdy, Tom McIntosh, Jackie McLean, Fritz Pauer, Marvin ´Smitty´ Smith, Steve Swallow, Mickey Tucker, McCoy Tyner
Not enough info (2): Fred Hersch, Pete La Roca


JOE WILLIAMS GROUP


This was one of the Joe Williams Group configurations:

JOE WILLIAMS GROUP #?
?
Joe Williams
vocals
George Duvivier
bass
Ellis Larkins
keyboards
Mickey Roker
drums

Other info on members of Joe Williams Group (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (1): Joel DiBartolo
To be covered (5): George Duvivier, Major Quincey Holley, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Joe Williams
Not enough info (3): J C Heard, Ellis Larkins, John Young


DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA


Hank Jones played with Dizzy Gillespie for a TV program:

DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA #?
?
Dizzy Gillespie
trumpet
Sam Jones
bass
Hank Jones
piano
Milt Jackson
vibraphone
Mickey Roker
drums

And I don´t know if Hank kept on playing with Dizzy, or it was just a one-off show. Does anybody know?

This was the Dizzy Gillespie Quartet in 1975:

DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA #?
1975
Dizzy Gillespie
trumpet, vocals
Alexander Gafa
guitar
Earl May
bass
Mickey Roker
drums


HANK CRAWFORD GROUP


This was the Hank Crawford Group (known as The Quartet) in July 1978:

HANK CRAWFORD GROUP #?
1978
George Duvivier
bass
Mickey Roker
drums

Other info on members of Hank Crawford Group (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (2): Hank Crawford, David ´Fathead´ Newman
To be covered (2): George Duvivier, Jimmy McGriff
Not enough info (2): Wayne Boyd, James Vance


RAY CHARLES BAND


In July 1978, Ray Charles played with an all-star comprising old mates and friends:

RAY CHARLES BAND #?
1978
Ray Charles
vocals, piano
Kenny Burrell
guitar
George Duvivier
bass
Dizzy Gillespie
trumpet
Mickey Roker
drums

Other info on members of Ray Charles Band (I know up to 94 members)
Already covered (4): Marcus Belgrave, Leroy Cooper, Hank Crawford, David ´Fathead´ Newman
To be covered (33): Curtis Amy, Alvin Batiste, Pete Beltran, Steve Beskrone, Kenny Burrell, Roy Burrowes, Bruno Carr, Henderson Chambers, Ray Charles, Merry Clayton, Johnny Coles, Wallace Davenport, George Duvivier, Tom Fowler, Eric Giausserand, Dizzy Gillespie, Susaye Greene, Phil Guilbeau, Steve Huffsteter, Roger Ingram, Charles Johnson, Keg Johnson, Blue Mitchell, Bob Odneal, Don Peake,... up to 33 musicians.
Not enough info (56): Craig Bailey, Gwendolyn Berry, Kenneth Carr, James Clay, Trudy Cochran, Leon Comegys, Wayne Coniglio, Steven Elliott, Karen Evans, James Farnsworth, Marc Fields, Sonny Forriest, Lawrence Foyen, Scott Frillman, Kenneth Garr, Benoit Grey, Michael Guerrier, George Harper, Katrina Harper, Jeffrey Helgesen, Margie Hendricks, James Lee Herbert, David Hoffmann, John Hunt, Alford Jackson,... up to 56 musicians.


NANCY WILSON GROUP


This was one of the lineups for Nancy Wilson Group, but don´t know when this happened (help, please):

NANCY WILSON GROUP #?
?
Nancy Wilson
vocals
Buster Williams
bass
Donn Trenner
keyboards
Mickey Roker
drums

Other info on members of Nancy Wilson Group (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (2): Roy McCurdy, Buster Williams
Not enough info (2): Donn Trenner, Nancy Wilson


GERRY MULLIGAN GROUP


For a New Year´s Eve concert in 1985, Gerry Mulligan assembles a one-off All Stars lineup with some of his mates:

GERRY MULLIGAN GROUP #?
Dec 85
Gerry Mulligan
sax
Phil Woods
sax
Ray Brown
bass
Cedar Walton
piano
Toots Thielemans
harmonica
Milt Jackson
vibes
Mickey Roker
drums
+
Joe Williams
vocals
Ethel Ennis
vocals

Other info on members of Gerry Mulligan Group (I know up to 129 members)
Already covered (9): Donald Bailey, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton, Hank Jones, Gerry Niewood, Bud Shank, Cedar Walton
To be covered (119): Gene Allen, Wayne Andre, Bill Anthony, Dave Aronov, Dave Bailey, Chet Baker, Joe Benjamin, Warren Bernhardt, Pete Bertocini, Tom Boras, Ray Brown, Sam Brown, Dave Brubeck, James Buffington, Kenny Burrell, Bud Burridge, Red Callender, Candido Camero, Conte Candoli, Mike Canubia, Dick Carey, Ron Carter, Rick Chamberlain, Bill Charlap, Buddy Clark,... up to 119 musicians.


MILT JACKSON GROUP


Milt Jackson and Ray Brown also played as a quartet with Cedar Walton and Mickey Roker, but don´t know when:

MILT JACKSON GROUP #?
?
Milt Jackson
vibraphone
Ray Brown
bass
Cedar Walton
piano
Mickey Roker
drums

In 1986, Milt Jackson and Ray Brown teamed again, playing festivals with this great lineup:

MILT JACKSON GROUP #?
1986
Milt Jackson
vibraphone
Ray Brown
bass
Cedar Walton
piano
Stanley Turrentine
sax
Mickey Roker
drums

Other info on members of Milt Jackson Group (I know up to 19 members)
Already covered (3): Dick Berk, James Moody, Cedar Walton
To be covered (15): Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Lou Donaldson, Ray Drummond, Teddy Edwards, Otis Candy Finch Jr, Billy Higgins, Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Harold Mabern, Jimmie Smith, Clark Terry, Stanley Turrentine


CARMEN MCRAE GROUP


In 1986, Cedar Walton is part of Carmen McRae Trio:

CARMEN MCRAE GROUP #?
1986
Carmen McRae
vocals
Cedar Walton
piano
Mickey Roker
drums
+ maybe some other, unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Carmen McRae Group (I know up to 32 members)
Already covered (5): Donald Bailey, Joel DiBartolo, Al Harewood, Stan Tracey, Cedar Walton
To be covered (14): Ray Bryant, Pat Coil, Bob Cranshaw, Chuck Domanico, Chuck Flores, Eric Gunnison, Winard Harper, Jim Hughart, Ike Isaacs, Dick Katz, Mundell Lowe, Carmen McRae, Joe Pass, Jimmy Rowles
Not enough info (12): Bernard Baron, Edward Bennett, Bob Bowman, Curtis Boyd, Betty Carter, John Leftwich, Mat Mathews, Marshall Otwell, Mark Pulice, Norman Simmons, Victor Sproles, Tommy Williams


DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA (again)


In July 1987, Dizzy Gillespie & Phil Woods played at the Montreux Jazz Festival with this all-star lineup:

DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA #?
1989
Dizzy Gillespie
trumpet
Phil Woods
sax
Rufus Reid
bass
Cedar Walton
piano
Eric Gunnison
piano
Bill ´Wild´ Davis
organ
James Morrison
trumpet
Steve Turre
trombone
Bobby Hutcherson
vibes
Mickey Roker
drums
+
Carmen McRae
guest vocals

Other info on members of Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra (I know up to 178 members)
Already covered (9): Steve Berrios, Larry Bunker, Frank Foster, Hank Jones, Hal McKusick, James Moody, Al Porcino, Cedar Walton, Joe Wilder
To be covered (168): Pepper Adams, Monty Alexander, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, John Barrows, Richard Berg, Ignacio Berroa, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ben Brown, Garnett Brown, Ray Brown, Tommy Bryant, James Buffington, John Burden, Billy Butterfield, Don Butterfield, Don Byas, Candido Camero, Tom Campbell, Paul Chambers, Ed Cherry, Kenny Clarke, Julio Colazo, Burt Collins, Rudy Collins,... up to 168 musicians.


SHIRLEY SCOTT GROUP


This was one of the lineups for Shirley Scott Trio:

SHIRLEY SCOTT GROUP #?
?
Shirley Scott
keyboards
Stanley Turrentine
sax
Mickey Roker
drums

Other info on members of Shirley Scott Group (I know up to 6 members)
Already covered (1): Al Harewood
To be covered (2): George Duvivier, Stanley Turrentine
Not enough info (2): Walter Perkins, Shirley Scott

Sadly, Mickey Roker passed away in Philadelphia on May 22nd, 2017. He was 84.

   31 BANDS (WITH 26 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Count Basie Orchestra   
Other info on members of Count Basie Orchestra (I know up to 201 members)
Already covered (9):Albert Aarons, Bob Brookmeyer, Buddy Catlett, Frank Foster, Chico Hamilton, Al Porcino, Ed Shaughnessy, Joe Wilder, Snooky Young
To be covered (191):Pepper Adams, Harold Ashby, Clarence Banks, William ´Scotty´ Barnhart, Count Basie, Louie Bellson, Emmett Berry, Lin Biviano, Richard Boone, Manny Boyd, Carmen Bradford, Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown, Ray Brown, Roy Burrowes, Don Byas, George Caldwell, Paul Campbell, Tee Carson, Ace Carter, Henderson Chambers, Jimmy Chappell, Doc Cheatham, Buddy Childers, Buck Clayton,... up to 191 musicians.
Ray Bryant Group   
Other info on members of Ray Bryant Group (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1):Ray Bryant
Not enough info (2):Sticks Evans, Arthur Harper
Ray Charles Band   
Other info on members of Ray Charles Band (I know up to 94 members)
Already covered (4):Marcus Belgrave, Leroy Cooper, Hank Crawford, David ´Fathead´ Newman
To be covered (33):Curtis Amy, Alvin Batiste, Pete Beltran, Steve Beskrone, Kenny Burrell, Roy Burrowes, Bruno Carr, Henderson Chambers, Ray Charles, Merry Clayton, Johnny Coles, Wallace Davenport, George Duvivier, Tom Fowler, Eric Giausserand, Dizzy Gillespie, Susaye Greene, Phil Guilbeau, Steve Huffsteter, Roger Ingram, Charles Johnson, Keg Johnson, Blue Mitchell, Bob Odneal, Don Peake,... up to 33 musicians.
Not enough info (56):Craig Bailey, Gwendolyn Berry, Kenneth Carr, James Clay, Trudy Cochran, Leon Comegys, Wayne Coniglio, Steven Elliott, Karen Evans, James Farnsworth, Marc Fields, Sonny Forriest, Lawrence Foyen, Scott Frillman, Kenneth Garr, Benoit Grey, Michael Guerrier, George Harper, Katrina Harper, Jeffrey Helgesen, Margie Hendricks, James Lee Herbert, David Hoffmann, John Hunt, Alford Jackson,... up to 56 musicians.
Hank Crawford Group   
Other info on members of Hank Crawford Group (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (2):Hank Crawford, David ´Fathead´ Newman
To be covered (2):George Duvivier, Jimmy McGriff
Not enough info (2):Wayne Boyd, James Vance
Xavier Cugat Orchestra   
Other info on members of Xavier Cugat Orchestra (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2):Bernie Glow, Ray Mantilla
Not enough info (1):Xavier Cugat
Duke Ellington Orchestra   
Other info on members of Duke Ellington Orchestra (I know up to 107 members)
Already covered (2):Jake Hanna, Ed Shaughnessy
To be covered (104):Sayyd Abdul Al Khabyyr, Cat Anderson, Ivie Anderson, Harold Ashby, Alice Babs, Harold ´Shorty´ Baker, Aaron Bell, Louie Bellson, Bill Berry, Eddie Bert, Barney Bigard, Jimmy Blanton, Wellman Braud, Lawrence Brown, Roy Burrowes, Harry Carney, Sid Catlett, Chuck Connors, Willie Cook, Barry Cooper, Buster Cooper, Bill ´Wild´ Davis, Bobby Durham, Bass Edwards, Duke Ellington,... up to 104 musicians.
Art Farmer Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Plays the great jazz hits - The Art Farmer Quintet (1967)

  • The Time and the place - Art Farmer Quintet (1973) (LIVE)

    • Members: Walter Booker, Jimmy Heath (RIP: Art Farmer + Mickey Roker, Cedar Walton)
    • Producer: (RIP: Teo Macero)
    • Comments: Recorded live in 1967.
    Other info on members of Art Farmer Group (I know up to 30 members)
    Already covered (4):Jim Hall, Al Harewood, James Moody, Cedar Walton
    To be covered (23):Walter Booker, Richard Davis, Ray Drummond, Art Farmer, Tommy Flanagan, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Gigi Gryce, Billy Hart, Jimmy Heath, Tootie Heath, Billy Higgins, Dennis Irwin, Sam Jones, Clifford Jordan, Roy McCurdy, Tom McIntosh, Jackie McLean, Fritz Pauer, Marvin ´Smitty´ Smith, Steve Swallow, Mickey Tucker, McCoy Tyner
    Not enough info (2):Fred Hersch, Pete La Roca
    Ella Fitzgerald Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Concert years - Ella Fitzgerald ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Ella Fitzgerald + Keter Betts, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Pass, Mickey Roker, Paul Smith, Ed Thigpen)
    • Guests: (RIP: Louie Bellson, Benny Carter, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Freddie Green, Al Grey, Johnny Hodges, J J Johnson, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Zoot Sims, Willie Smith, Clark Terry, Ben Webster, Cootie Williams)
    Other info on members of Ella Fitzgerald Group (I know up to 34 members)
    Already covered (4):Larry Bunker, Herb Ellis, Jim Hall, Hank Jones
    To be covered (26):Trigger Alpert, Chico Alvarez, Vic Ash, Max Bennett, Ray Brown, Frank De La Rosa, Bobby Durham, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Flanagan, Ian Hamer, Jim Hughart, Gus Johnson, Jimmy Jones, Bobby Lamb, Stan Levey, Lou Levy, Joe Pass, Jimmy Rowles, Carl Saunders, Ronnie Scott, Jimmie Smith, Paul Smith, Ed Thigpen, Francis Williams, Mike Wofford,... up to 26 musicians.
    Not enough info (3):Don Abney, Keter Betts, Wilfred Middlebrooks
    Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Dizzy´s big 4 - Dizzy Gillespie / Joe Pass / Ray Brown / Mickey Roker (1975)

    • Members: (RIP: Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass, Mickey Roker)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
    • Technical: Joe Tarantino
    • Comments: Recorded in September 1974. Remastered CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
  • Bahiana - Dizzy Gillespie (1975)

    • Members: Alexander Gafa (RIP: Dizzy Gillespie + Earl May, Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: Paulinho Da Costa
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
    • Technical: Phil DeLancie (RIP: Eric Miller)
  • Dizzy´s party - Dizzy Gillespie (1976)

    • Members: Ben Brown, Rodney Jones (RIP: Dizzy Gillespie + Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: Paulinho Da Costa
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
    Other info on members of Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra (I know up to 178 members)
    Already covered (9):Steve Berrios, Larry Bunker, Frank Foster, Hank Jones, Hal McKusick, James Moody, Al Porcino, Cedar Walton, Joe Wilder
    To be covered (168):Pepper Adams, Monty Alexander, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, John Barrows, Richard Berg, Ignacio Berroa, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ben Brown, Garnett Brown, Ray Brown, Tommy Bryant, James Buffington, John Burden, Billy Butterfield, Don Butterfield, Don Byas, Candido Camero, Tom Campbell, Paul Chambers, Ed Cherry, Kenny Clarke, Julio Colazo, Burt Collins, Rudy Collins,... up to 168 musicians.
    Gigi Gryce Group   
    Other info on members of Gigi Gryce Group (I know up to 13 members)
    Already covered (2):Hank Jones, Cedar Walton
    To be covered (8):Donald Byrd, Eddie Costa, Sam Dockery, Gigi Gryce, Osie Johnson, Wendell Marshall, Richard Williams, Reggie Workman
    Not enough info (2):Julian Euell, Richard Wyands
    Arthur Harper Group   
    Other info on members of Arthur Harper Group (I know up to 3 members)
    Not enough info (2):Arthur Harper, Shirley Scott
    Jimmy Heath Group   
    Other info on members of Jimmy Heath Group (I know up to 17 members)
    Already covered (1):Cedar Walton
    To be covered (10):Pepper Adams, Roy Brooks, Ben Brown, John Coltrane, Sam Dockery, Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Heath, Buster Williams, Reggie Workman, Specs Wright
    Not enough info (5):Cal Massey, Tony Purrone, Sonny Red, Charlie Rice, Akira Tana
    Woody Herman Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Woody Herman Orchestra (I know up to 256 members)
    Already covered (9):Nat Adderley, Bob Brookmeyer, Monty Budwig, Med Flory, Frank Foster, Jake Hanna, Sonny Igoe, Hal McKusick, Al Porcino
    To be covered (246):John Adams, Pepper Adams, Tony Aless, Joe Alexander, Trigger Alpert, Gene Ammons, Tom Anastas, Gary Anderson, Wayne Andre, Chuck Andrus, Danny Bank, Billy Bauer, Al Belletto, John Bennett, Sonny Berman, Bill Berry, Eddie Bert, Joe Bishop, James Bolden, Johnny Bothwell, Jean Bowes, Oscar Brashear, Mike Brignola, Gordon Brisker, Alan Broadbent,... up to 246 musicians.
    The High Five   
    Milt Jackson Group  7 RECORDINGS:
  • Born free - Milt Jackson (1967)

    • Members: Otis Candy Finch Jr (RIP: Milt Jackson + Mickey Roker, Cedar Walton)
    • Guests: Walter Booker, Jimmy Heath, Jimmy Owens
  • Milt Jackson and the Hip String Quartet - Milt Jackson (1968)

    • Members: Ron Carter (RIP: Milt Jackson + James Moody, Mickey Roker, Cedar Walton)
    • Guests: Sandford Allen, Alfred Brown, Hubert Laws, Tom McIntosh, Kermit Moore, Grady Tate (RIP: Bob Cranshaw)
    • Producer: Esmond Edwards
    • Technical: Val Valentin
    • Comments: Recorded in May and June 1968.
  • Olinga - Milt Jackson (1974)

    • Members: Ron Carter (RIP: Milt Jackson + Mickey Roker, Cedar Walton)
    • Guests: Harry Cykman, Max Ellen, Emanuel Green, Jimmy Heath, Bob James, Harold Kohon, Jesse Levy, George Ricci (RIP: Harry Lookofsky, David Nadien, Alan Shulman)
    • Producer: Creed Taylor
    • Technical: (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: Recorded in January 1974. CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
  • It don´t mean a thing if you can´t tap your foot to it - Milt Jackson - Ray Brown - Cedar Walton - Mickey Roker Quartet (1984)

  • Brother Jim - Milt And His Gold Medal Winners Jackson (1986)

    • Members: (RIP: Milt Jackson + Mickey Roker, Cedar Walton)
    • Guests: Jimmy Heath, Harold Vick (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Joe Pass)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1985.
  • Bebop - Milt Jackson (1988)

    • Members: (RIP: Milt Jackson + Mickey Roker, Cedar Walton)
    • Guests: John Clayton, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath (RIP: J J Johnson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Nesuhi Ertegun)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 1 bonus track.
  • Midnight session - Milt Jackson with Ray Brown (October 2004)

  • Other info on members of Milt Jackson Group (I know up to 19 members)
    Already covered (3):Dick Berk, James Moody, Cedar Walton
    To be covered (15):Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Lou Donaldson, Ray Drummond, Teddy Edwards, Otis Candy Finch Jr, Billy Higgins, Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Harold Mabern, Jimmie Smith, Clark Terry, Stanley Turrentine
    Gloria Lynne Group   
    Other info on members of Gloria Lynne Group (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (4):Jimmy Heath, Ike Isaacs, Mel Lewis, Leroy Vinnegar
    Not enough info (2):Herman Foster, Gloria Lynne
    Junior Mance Group   
    Other info on members of Junior Mance Group (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (6):Ron Carter, Rudy Collins, Bob Cranshaw, Wilbur Little, Junior Mance, Ed Thigpen
    Owen Marshall Group   
    Other info on members of Owen Marshall Group (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (1):Kenny Barron
    Not enough info (2):Arthur Harper, Owen Marshall
    Carmen McRae Group   
    Other info on members of Carmen McRae Group (I know up to 32 members)
    Already covered (5):Donald Bailey, Joel DiBartolo, Al Harewood, Stan Tracey, Cedar Walton
    To be covered (14):Ray Bryant, Pat Coil, Bob Cranshaw, Chuck Domanico, Chuck Flores, Eric Gunnison, Winard Harper, Jim Hughart, Ike Isaacs, Dick Katz, Mundell Lowe, Carmen McRae, Joe Pass, Jimmy Rowles
    Not enough info (12):Bernard Baron, Edward Bennett, Bob Bowman, Curtis Boyd, Betty Carter, John Leftwich, Mat Mathews, Marshall Otwell, Mark Pulice, Norman Simmons, Victor Sproles, Tommy Williams
    Modern Jazz Quartet   
    Other info on members of Modern Jazz Quartet (I know up to 9 members)
    To be covered (8):Ray Brown, Kenny Clarke, Percy Heath, Tootie Heath, Milt Jackson, Connie Kay, John Lewis, Ronnie Ross
    Lee Morgan Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Sonic boom - Lee Morgan (1979)

    • Members: Harold Mabern (RIP: Lee Morgan + Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: Walter Booker, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Julian Priester (RIP: Cedar Walton + Billy Higgins, David ´Fathead´ Newman)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna (RIP: Alfred Lion, Francis Wolff)
    • Technical: Ron McMaster (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1967, but released in 1979. CD reissue contains 7 bonus tracks recorded in September and October 1969 (featuring different musicians: Walter Booker, Mickey Roker, Harold Mabern, Julian Priester and George Coleman and produced by Francis Wolff)
  • Standards - Lee Morgan (1998)

    • Members: (RIP: Lee Morgan + Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, James Spaulding (RIP: Pepper Adams, Duke Pearson)
    • Producer: David Weiss (RIP: Bob Belden, Alfred Lion)
    • Technical: Ron McMaster (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: This is a release of an unreleased album recorded back in January 1967.
    Other info on members of Lee Morgan Group (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (4):Billy Harper, Harold Mabern, Bennie Maupin, Lee Morgan
    Gerry Mulligan Group   
    Other info on members of Gerry Mulligan Group (I know up to 129 members)
    Already covered (9):Donald Bailey, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton, Hank Jones, Gerry Niewood, Bud Shank, Cedar Walton
    To be covered (119):Gene Allen, Wayne Andre, Bill Anthony, Dave Aronov, Dave Bailey, Chet Baker, Joe Benjamin, Warren Bernhardt, Pete Bertocini, Tom Boras, Ray Brown, Sam Brown, Dave Brubeck, James Buffington, Kenny Burrell, Bud Burridge, Red Callender, Candido Camero, Conte Candoli, Mike Canubia, Dick Carey, Ron Carter, Rick Chamberlain, Bill Charlap, Buddy Clark,... up to 119 musicians.
    Jimmy Oliver Group   
    Other info on members of Jimmy Oliver Group (I know up to 8 members)
    To be covered (4):Johnny Coles, Steve Davis, Red Garland, Philly Joe Jones
    Not enough info (3):Jimmy Oliver, Sam Reed, Charlie Rice
    Duke Pearson Orchestra  5 RECORDINGS:
  • Introducing Duke Pearson´s Big Band - Duke Pearson Big Band (1967)

    • Members: Marvin Stamm (RIP: Duke Pearson + Frank Foster, Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: Randy Brecker, Garnett Brown, Burt Collins, Julian Priester, Kenny Rupp, Joseph J Shepley, Lew Tabackin (RIP: Pepper Adams, Jimmy Cleveland, Bob Cranshaw, Benny Powell)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Belden)
    • Technical: (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
  • Now hear this! - Duke Pearson (1969)

    • Members: Marvin Stamm (RIP: Duke Pearson + Frank Foster, Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: Randy Brecker, Garnett Brown, Burt Collins, Kenny Rupp, Joseph J Shepley, Lew Tabackin (RIP: Pepper Adams, Jimmy Cleveland, Bob Cranshaw, Benny Powell)
  • I don´t care who knows it - Duke Pearson (1970)

    • Members: Ron Carter, Flora Purim (RIP: Duke Pearson + Frank Foster, Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: Airto Moreira + Burt Collins, Alexander Gafa, Kenny Rupp, Lew Tabackin, Ralph Towner (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Bobby Hutcherson)
  • Wahoo - Duke Pearson (1986)

    • Members: James Spaulding (RIP: Duke Pearson + Joe Henderson, Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: (RIP: Donald Byrd, Bob Cranshaw)
  • Sweet honey bee - Duke Pearson ( - )

  • Other info on members of Duke Pearson Orchestra (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (2):Frank Foster, Freddie Hubbard
    To be covered (6):Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Flora Purim, James Spaulding, Marvin Stamm
    Not enough info (1):Duke Pearson
    The Quartet   
    Other info on members of The Quartet (I know up to 4 members)
    Already covered (2):Hank Crawford, David ´Fathead´ Newman
    To be covered (1):George Duvivier
    Sonny Rollins Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • The Quartets featuring Jim Hall - Sonny Rollins (1986)

    • Members: Sonny Rollins (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Jim Hall, Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: Ben Riley (RIP: Denis Charles)
  • The Alternative Rollins - Sonny Rollins ( - )

    • Members: Sonny Rollins + Herbie Hancock, Roy McCurdy (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Jim Hall, Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Stu Martin (RIP: David Izenzon, Thad Jones)
    Other info on members of Sonny Rollins Group (I know up to 56 members)
    Already covered (2):Jim Hall, Freddie Hubbard
    To be covered (39):Peter Bernstein, Russell Blake, Paul Bley, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bobby Broom, George Cables, Don Cherry, Stanley Clarke, Stanley Cowell, Bob Cranshaw, Walter Davis, Alan Dawson, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Drew, George Duke, Sammy Figueroa, Al Foster, Henry Franklin, Henry Grimes, Herbie Hancock, Rufus Harley, Tootie Heath, Billy Higgins, Alphonso Johnson, Robert Kenyatta,... up to 39 musicians.
    Not enough info (14):Reshid Kmal Ali, Clifton Anderson, James Benjamin, Tommy Campbell, Kimati Dinizulu, Armen Donelian, Mardoqueo Figueroa, Beaver Harris, Jerome Harris, Jerome Jennings, Aurell Ray, Larry Ridley, Kobie Watkins, Herman Wright
    Shirley Scott Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Soul duo - Shirley Scott & Clark Terry (1967)

    • Members: (RIP: Shirley Scott, Clark Terry + George Duvivier, Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bob Cranshaw)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Thiele)
  • Great Scott! - Shirley Scott (1991)

    • Members: (RIP: Shirley Scott + Mickey Roker)
    • Guests: (RIP: Arthur Harper, Buck Hill)
    • Producer: Houston Person
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1991. Please note that there are two different albums by Shirley Scott with almost the same title.
    Other info on members of Shirley Scott Group (I know up to 6 members)
    Already covered (1):Al Harewood
    To be covered (2):George Duvivier, Stanley Turrentine
    Not enough info (2):Walter Perkins, Shirley Scott
    Patti Wicks Group   
    Other info on members of Patti Wicks Group (I know up to 9 members)
    To be covered (4):Richard Davis, Alan Dawson, Louis Hayes, Sam Jones
    Not enough info (4):Curtis Boyd, Mark Dresser, Brian Torff, Patti Wicks
    Joe Williams Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Having the blues under European sky - Joe Williams (1985) (LIVE)

    • Members: Major Quincey Holley (RIP: Joe Williams + Count Basie, George Duvivier, Ellis Larkins, Mickey Roker, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry)
    • Comments: Recorded live with 3 different bands (one of them being the Count Basie Orchestra).
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Overwhelmin´ - Joe Williams ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Joe Williams + Mickey Roker, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry)
    • Guests: Kenny Burrell, Urbie Green, Sol Gubin, Mundell Lowe, Junior Mance, Romeo Penque (RIP: Snooky Young + Ray Alonge, Danny Bank, Sandy Block, Phil Bodner, Al Caiola, Bob Cranshaw, Barry Galbraith, Bernie Glow, Coleman Hawkins, Milt Hinton, Sonny Igoe, Quentin Jackson, Osie Johnson, Hank Jones, Jimmy Jones, Thad Jones, Bernie Leighton, Walter Levinsky, Howard McGhee, Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson, Ben Webster, Phil Woods)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jim Foglesong)
    Other info on members of Joe Williams Group (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (1):Joel DiBartolo
    To be covered (5):George Duvivier, Major Quincey Holley, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Joe Williams
    Not enough info (3):J C Heard, Ellis Larkins, John Young
    Mary Lou Williams Group   
    Other info on members of Mary Lou Williams Group (I know up to 9 members)
    Already covered (1):Al Harewood
    To be covered (2):Marjorie Hyams, Mundell Lowe
    Not enough info (5):Bill Coleman, Larry Gales, Arthur Harper, Beverly Peer, Mary Lou Williams
    Nancy Wilson Group   
    Other info on members of Nancy Wilson Group (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (2):Roy McCurdy, Buster Williams
    Not enough info (2):Donn Trenner, Nancy Wilson

       11 ALBUMS FOR 5 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Ray Brown Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Bye bye blackbird - Ray Brown Trio (1984)

  • Other info on members of Ray Brown Group (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (2):Ray Brown, Alvin Queen
    Not enough info (3):Gregory Hutchinson, Karriem Riggins, Jacky Terrasson
    Hank Jones Group  4 RECORDINGS:
  • Groovin´ high - Hank Jones (1978)

  • Darji´s groove - Hank Jones Quintet (December 1998)

    • Members: (RIP: Hank Jones)
    • Guests: Rodney Jones (RIP: Mickey Roker + Victor Gaskin)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1982.
  • Hank and Frank - Hank Jones & Frank Wess (June 2006)

  • Hank and Frank II - Hank Jones & Frank Wess (April 2009)

  • Other info on members of Hank Jones Group (I know up to 16 members)
    Already covered (1):Hank Jones
    To be covered (10):Ron Carter, John Clayton, Keith Copeland, Ray Drummond, George Duvivier, Joe Lovano, Dennis Mackrel, George Mraz, Mads Vinding, Tony Williams
    Not enough info (5):Clayton Cameron, Frank Gant, Willie Jones III, Martial Solal, Jesper Thilo
    Stanley Turrentine Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Another story - Stanley Turrentine (1970)

    • Members: (RIP: Stanley Turrentine)
    • Guests: Buster Williams (RIP: Mickey Roker + Thad Jones, Cedar Walton)
    • Producer: (RIP: Duke Pearson)
    • Technical: (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1969.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Ballads - Stanley Turrentine (1993)

    • Members: George Tucker (RIP: Stanley Turrentine + Al Harewood, Horace Parlan)
    • Guests: George Benson, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Major Quincey Holley, McCoy Tyner (RIP: Mickey Roker, Shirley Scott, Tommy Turrentine + Paul Chambers, Bob Cranshaw, Tommy Flanagan, Gene Harris, Andy Simpkins, Jimmy Smith, Art Taylor)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna (RIP: Alfred Lion, Duke Pearson)
    • Technical: (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: Compilation of tracks recorded in 1960, 1961, 1963, 1969 and 1984.
    Other info on members of Stanley Turrentine Group (I know up to 8 members)
    Already covered (1):Al Harewood
    To be covered (5):Kenny Drew, Grant Green, Horace Parlan, George Tucker, Stanley Turrentine
    Not enough info (2):Ron Johnson, Greg Skaff
    Cedar Walton Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • The Electric boogaloo song - Cedar Walton (1969)

    • Members: (RIP: Cedar Walton)
    • Guests: (RIP: Clifford Jordan, Mickey Roker + Bob Cranshaw, Blue Mitchell)
    • Comments: Recorded in January 1969.
  • Spectrum - Cedar Walton (1994)

    • Members: (RIP: Cedar Walton)
    • Guests: Richard Davis, Jack DeJohnette (RIP: Mickey Roker + Bob Cranshaw, Clifford Jordan, Blue Mitchell)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Plays Cedar Walton - the Prestige collection - Cedar Walton (1988)

    • Members: (RIP: Cedar Walton + Billy Higgins)
    • Guests: Jack DeJohnette + Richard Davis (RIP: Junior Cook, Kenny Dorham, Clifford Jordan, Mickey Roker + Bob Cranshaw, Blue Mitchell, Leroy Vinnegar)
    • Technical: Phil DeLancie
    • Comments: Compilation with tracks from 1967, 1968 and 1969, taken from three different albums: Cedar!, Spectrum and The electric boogaloo song.
    Other info on members of Cedar Walton Group (I know up to 13 members)
    Already covered (1):Cedar Walton
    To be covered (11):Bob Berg, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Curtis Fuller, Louis Hayes, Billy Higgins, Javon Jackson, Sam Jones, Alvin Queen, Pat Senatore, Ed Soph
    Not enough info (1):David Williams
    Phil Woods Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Rights of swing - Phil Woods (1961)

    • Members: (RIP: Phil Woods)
    • Guests: Curtis Fuller + Willie Dennis (RIP: Benny Bailey, Buddy Catlett, Mickey Roker, Sahib Shihab, Julius Watkins + Tommy Flanagan, Osie Johnson)
    Other info on members of Phil Woods Group (I know up to 13 members)
    Already covered (1):George Gruntz
    To be covered (10):Gordon Beck, Maffy Falay, Hal Galper, Bill Goodwin, Tom Harrell, Daniel Humair, Brian Lynch, Ron Matthewson, Henri Texier, Phil Woods
    Not enough info (2):Steve Gilmore, Jim McNeely

       5 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Trumpets in modern jazz - VVAA (1994)

    • Guests: Dusko Gojkovic, Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Heath (RIP: Tommy Flanagan, Mickey Roker)
  • Sincerely, George and Ira - The music of George and Ira Gershwin - VVAA (September 1997)

    • Guests: Philip Catherine, Keith Copeland, Ray Drummond, George Mraz, Marvin ´Smitty´ Smith (RIP: Chet Baker, Chris Connor, Ted Dunbar, Bobby Durham, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, George Gershwin, Hank Jones, Clifford Jordan, Lloyd Lambert, Hugh Lawson, Buddy Montgomery, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Walter Norris, Mickey Roker, John Schroeder, Shirley Scott, Buddy Tate, Mal Waldron, Frank Wess)
  • New American Music Volume 1 - New York Section / Composers of the 1970´s - VVAA ( - )

    • Guests: Herb Bushler, Billy Harper, Warren Smith (RIP: Joe Beck, Bob Cranshaw, Gil Evans, Sam Rivers, Mickey Roker, Mary Lou Williams)
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Jazz poll winners - VVAA (1960)

    • Guests: Dave Bailey, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Cobb, Dick Collins, Bill Crow, Willie Dennis, Don Elliot, Tootie Heath, Jon Hendricks, Major Quincey Holley, Eugene Wright (RIP: Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Les Brown, Dave Brubeck, Ray Bryant, Harry Carney, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Paul Desmond, George Duvivier, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Duke Ellington, Booker Ervin, Bill Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Hamilton, Lionel Hampton, Ike Isaacs, Bobby Jaspar, J J Johnson, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Knepper, Teo Macero, Charles Mingus, Joe Morello, Gerry Mulligan, Marty Paich, Horace Parlan, Gene Puerling, Danny Richmond, Mickey Roker, Art Van Damme, Cedar Walton)
    • Comments: Compilation featuring tracks by Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, Les Brown And His Band Of Renown, The Art Van Damme Quintet, J J Johnson Sextet (with Cedar Walton), The Dave Brubeck Quartet (with Joe Morello), The Hi-Lo´s with Marty Paich Dek-Tette, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, The Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Don Elliot & Kenny Burrell All-Stars.
  • Blue Note plays Burt Bacharach - VVAA (2004)

    • Guests: Richard Aplanalp, Tinker Barfield, Dennis Budimir, Candido Camero, Bill Green, Stix Hooper, Paul Humphrey, Howard Johnson, Plas Johnson, Earl Klugh, Rick Margitza, Clarence McDonald, Larry McGuire, Anthony Ortega, Chris Parker, Bill Plummer, James Spaulding, Frank Strong, Frank Strozier, Ernie Tack, Steve Turre, McCoy Tyner, Jack Walrath, Bobby Watson, Ernie Watts, Buster Williams (RIP: Pepper Adams, Donald Bailey, Billy Byers, Buddy Childers, Bob Cranshaw, Cornell Dupree, Wilton Felder, Grant Green, Eddie Harris, Gene Harris, Wayne Henderson, Milt Holland, Groove Holmes, Lou Levy, Billy May, Blue Mitchell, Idris Muhammad, Lou Rawls, Mickey Roker, Joe Sample, Andy Simpkins, Richard Tee, Stanley Turrentine)
    • Producer: Richard Bock, Michael Cuscuna, Dave Grusin (RIP: Alfred Lion, Larry Rosen, Jack Tracy, Francis Wolff)
    • Comments: Compilation of jazz versions of Burt Bacharach songs, performed by The Jazz Crusaders, Stanley Turrentine, Lou Rawls (with Cornell Dupree), Richard ´Groove´ Holmes, Grant Green, Nancy Wilson, The Three Sounds, Stanley Jordan, Earl Klugh and Ernie Watts.

       25 SESSIONS (FOR 14 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Randy Brecker Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Score - Randy Brecker (1968)

    • Members: Randy Brecker
    • Guests: Jerry Dodgion, Hal Galper, Eddie Gomez, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey (RIP: Michael Brecker + Larry Coryell, Mickey Roker)
    Other info on members of Randy Brecker Group (I know up to 22 members)
    To be covered (22):Jay Anderson, Bob Berg, Randy Brecker, Dennis Chambers, Torsten De Winkel, Kai Eckhardt, Eliane Elias, Peter Erskine, Danny Gottlieb, Mark Gray, Kevin Hays, Gary Husband, Mick Hutton, Dieter Ilg, Marc Johnson, David Kikoski, Jody Linscott, Trevor Mires, Simon Phillips, Carlo Schob, Ed Soph, Bennie Wallace
    Donald Byrd Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Kofi - Donald Byrd (1969)

    • Members: (RIP: Donald Byrd)
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Airto Moreira, Lew Tabackin (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Frank Foster, Duke Pearson, Mickey Roker, Dom Um Romao)
  • Electric Byrd - Donald Byrd (1970)

    • Members: (RIP: Donald Byrd)
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Jerry Dodgion, Airto Moreira, Lew Tabackin (RIP: Pepper Adams, Frank Foster, Duke Pearson, Mickey Roker)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna (RIP: Bob Belden)
    • Technical: (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
    Other info on members of Donald Byrd Group (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (4):Donald Byrd, Walter Davis, Herbie Hancock, Doug Watkins
    Benny Carter Orchestra  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Carter, Gillespie, Inc - Benny Carter - Dizzy Gillespie (1976)

    • Members: (RIP: Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie + Tommy Flanagan, Al McKibbon, Joe Pass, Mickey Roker)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
  • Journey to next - Benny Carter / Dizzy Gillespie / Quincy Jones (May 1996)

    • Members: Quincy Jones + Pete Christlieb, Jon Faddis, Roger Kellaway (RIP: Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie + Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson)
    • Guests: Arthur Adams, Monty Alexander, Richard Boone, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Frank Capp, Alexander Gafa, Billy Harper, Jean-Luc Ponty, Tom Scott, Ernie Watts (RIP: Albert Aarons, Pepper Adams, Ronnie Bedford, Lawrence Brown, Ray Brown, Oscar Castro-Neves, Chuck Domanico, Ted Dunbar, George Duvivier, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Lionel Hampton, Milt Hinton, Hilton Jefferson, Pete Jolly, Hank Jones, Thad Jones, Taft Jordan, Jimmy Knepper, Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Earl May, Mike Melvoin, Walter Norris, Remo Palmier, Mickey Roker, Lew Soloff, Frank Wess, Joe Wilder, Ernie Wilkins)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Benny Carter And The Jazz Giants - Benny Carter (November 1998)

    • Members: John Heard (RIP: Benny Carter + Tommy Flanagan, Al Grey, Joe Pass, Frank Rosolino, Clark Terry)
    • Guests: Louis Hayes, Harold Jones, Mundell Lowe, Grady Tate, John Williams (RIP: Cat Anderson, Dave Barbour, Count Basie, Ronnie Bedford, Louie Bellson, Barney Bigard, Ray Bryant, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Martin Drew, George Duvivier, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Dizzy Gillespie, Jake Hanna, Coleman Hawkins, Art Hillery, Johnny Hodges, Milt Jackson, Budd Johnson, Sam Jones, Barney Kessel, Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Al McKibbon, Joe Newman, Cecil Payne, Oscar Peterson, Nat Pierce, Mickey Roker, Jimmy Rowles, Shorty Sherock, Andy Simpkins, Art Tatum, Leroy Vinnegar, Ben Webster, Britt Woodman)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz, Eric Miller)
    • Technical: Joe Tarantino
    Other info on members of Benny Carter Orchestra (I know up to 32 members)
    Already covered (3):Joyce Collins, Al Harewood, Snooky Young
    To be covered (22):Benny Carter, Jerry Dodgion, Bobby Durham, Roy Eldridge, Sherman Ferguson, Tommy Flanagan, Tyree Glenn, Al Grey, John Heard, J J Johnson, Roger Kellaway, Joe Pass, Art Pepper, Benny Powell, Russell Procope, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Frank Rosolino, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Gerald Wiggins, Gerald Wilson
    Not enough info (7):Lisle Atkinson, Keter Betts, Bill Coleman, Paul Moer, George Russell, Hal Schaefer, Richard Wyands
    Frank Foster Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Manhattan fever - Frank Foster (1968)

    • Members: Charlie Persip (RIP: Frank Foster + Earl May)
    • Guests: Garnett Brown, George Cables, Burt Collins, Virgil Jones, Janice Robinson, Marvin Stamm, Mickey Tucker, Buster Williams (RIP: Jimmy Cleveland, Bob Cranshaw, Ted Dunbar, Kenny Rogers, Mickey Roker)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna (RIP: Duke Pearson)
    • Technical: Ron McMaster (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1968. CD reissue contains 5 additional tracks recorded in January 1969 with different musicians.
  • Frank Foster - Frank Foster (1969)

  • Other info on members of Frank Foster Group (I know up to 24 members)
    Already covered (1):Frank Foster
    To be covered (10):Roy Burrowes, Sylvia Cuenca, Derrick Gardner, Frank Greene, Elvin Jones, Earl May, Danny Mixon, Charlie Persip, Waymon Reed, Frank Wess
    Not enough info (13):Kenyatta Beasley, Cecil Bridgewater, Joe Ford, Vincent Gardner, Clark Gaton, Stafford Hunter, Keith Loftis, Bill Lowe, Bernard McKinney, Jeremy Pelt, Bill Saxton, James Stewart, Bruce Williams
    Luis Gasca Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Little giant - Luis Gasca (1969)

    • Members: Luis Gasca
    • Guests: Richard Davis, Joe Gallardo, Herbie Hancock, Hubert Laws, Bernard Purdie, Lew Tabackin (RIP: Mongo Santamaria + Steve Berrios, Paul Griffin, Joe Henderson, Mickey Roker)
    • Producer: (RIP: Joel Dorn)
    Other info on members of Luis Gasca Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Luis Gasca
    Dusko Gojkovic Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Soul connection vol II - Dusko Goykovich (1993)

    • Members: Dusko Gojkovic
    • Guests: Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Heath (RIP: Tommy Flanagan, Mickey Roker)
  • Soul connection vol 1 - Dusko Goykovich (1993)

    • Members: Dusko Gojkovic
    • Guests: Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Heath (RIP: Tommy Flanagan, Mickey Roker)
    Other info on members of Dusko Gojkovic Group (I know up to 24 members)
    Already covered (1):George Gruntz
    To be covered (9):Rolf Ericson, Pierre Favre, Rudi Fuesers, Dusko Gojkovic, Palle Mikkelborg, Ferdinand Povel, Alvin Queen, Ack Van Rooyen, Jean Warland
    Not enough info (14):Gianni Basso, Clarence Becton, Scott Bradford, Isla Eckinger, Joe Haider, Bent Jaedig, Peter Michelich, Erik Peter, Roman Schwaller, Cees See, Frank St Peter, Luigi Trussardi, Larry Vuckovich, J J Warmworth
    Herbie Hancock Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Speak like a child - Herbie Hancock (1968)

    • Members: Herbie Hancock + Ron Carter
    • Guests: Jerry Dodgion (RIP: Thad Jones, Mickey Roker)
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Best of - Herbie Hancock (1974)

  • Herbie Hancock - Herbie Hancock (1975)

    • Members: Herbie Hancock + Garnett Brown, Ron Carter, Tootie Heath, Buster Williams (RIP: Johnny Coles, Joe Henderson, Tony Williams)
    • Guests: George Coleman, Jerry Dodgion, Chuck Israels, Hubert Laws, Tony Studd (RIP: Willie Bobo, Donald Byrd, Paul Chambers, Dexter Gordon, Grant Green, Billy Higgins, Freddie Hubbard, Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, Jerome Richardson, Mickey Roker, Butch Warren)
    • Producer: (RIP: Alfred Lion)
    • Comments: 2LP compilation.
    Other info on members of Herbie Hancock Band (I know up to 69 members)
    To be covered (69):Don Alias, Cyro Baptista, Richie Barshay, Vernon Black, Michael Brecker, Garnett Brown, Bunny Brunel, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ron Carter, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Mino Cinelu, Mike Clarke, Billy Cobham, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ira Coleman, Johnny Coles, Scott Colley, Eli Degebri, Jack DeJohnette, Nathan East, Bill Evans, Angel Figueroa, Al Foster, Matt Garrison, Patrick Gleason,... up to 69 musicians.
    Manhattan Transfer  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Jukin´ - Manhattan Transfer (1971)

    • Members: Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson, Gene Pistilli (RIP: Tim Hauser, Pat Rosalia)
    • Guests: David Briggs, Garnett Brown, Bob Bushnell, Ron Carter, Burt Collins, Jerry Dodgion, Norbert Putnam, Buddy Spicher, Lew Tabackin (RIP: Wayne Andre, Kenny Buttrey, Gary Chester, Haywood Henry, Wayne Jackson, Ed Logan, Andrew Love, James Mitchell, Mickey Roker)
    Other info on members of Manhattan Transfer (I know up to 47 members)
    Already covered (1):Derek Watkins
    To be covered (46):Cliff Almond, Cheryl Bentyne, Keith Bird, Alex Blake, Michael Bowie, Tom Brechtlein, Thomas W Campbell, Frank Colon, Erin Dickins, Alejandro Fearon, Tony Fisher, Yaron Gershovsky, Jamie Glaser, Derek Grossmith, Cliff Hardie, Steven Hasapoglou, Steve Hass, Bobby Haughey, Tim Hauser, David Horler, Ronnie Hughes, Chris Hunter, Peter Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Karl Kaplin,... up to 46 musicians.
    Blue Mitchell Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Boss horn - Blue Mitchell (1967)

    • Members: (RIP: Blue Mitchell + Junior Cook)
    • Guests: Chick Corea, Jerry Dodgion, Julian Priester (RIP: Pepper Adams, Duke Pearson, Mickey Roker, Cedar Walton)
    • Producer: (RIP: Alfred Lion)
    • Technical: (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1966.
    Other info on members of Blue Mitchell Group (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (2):Junior Cook, Blue Mitchell
    Chuck Redd Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Common thread - Chuck Redd ( - )

    • Members: Chuck Redd
    • Guests: Houston Person (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker)
    Other info on members of Chuck Redd Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Chuck Redd
    Horace Silver Group  5 RECORDINGS:
  • Serenade to a soul sister - The Horace Silver Quintet (1968)

    • Members: Billy Cobham, Bennie Maupin, John Williams (RIP: Horace Silver)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker, Stanley Turrentine)
    • Producer: (RIP: Alfred Lion)
    • Technical: (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: Recorded in February and March 1968.
  • Total response - Horace Silver (1971)

    • Members: (RIP: Horace Silver)
    • Guests: Richie Resnicoff, Harold Vick (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker)
    • Producer: (RIP: George Butler, Francis Wolff)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1970 and January 1971.
  • All - Horace Silver (1972)

    • Members: (RIP: Horace Silver)
    • Guests: Richie Resnicoff, Harold Vick (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker)
    • Producer: (RIP: George Butler, Francis Wolff)
    • Comments: Recorded in January and February 1972.
  • In pursuit of the 27th man - Horace Silver (1973)

    • Members: Randy Brecker (RIP: Horace Silver + Michael Brecker)
    • Guests: David Friedman (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna (RIP: George Butler)
    • Technical: (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: Recorded in October and November 1972.
  • That healin´ feelin´ - Horace Silver Quintet (1994)

    • Members: Randy Brecker (RIP: Horace Silver)
    • Guests: George Coleman, Houston Person (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Idris Muhammad, Mickey Roker)
    • Producer: (RIP: George Butler, Francis Wolff)
    • Comments: Recorded in April and June 1970.
    Other info on members of Horace Silver Group (I know up to 60 members)
    Already covered (1):Horace Silver
    To be covered (47):Steve Baxter, Bob Berg, Steve Beskrone, George Bohanon, Ralph Bowen, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Brian Bromberg, Roy Brooks, Carl Burnett, Donald Byrd, Billy Cobham, Junior Cook, Vinnie Cutro, Art Farmer, Sherman Ferguson, Eddie Gladden, Joe Gordon, Jimmy Greene, Bill Hardman, Tom Harrell, Louis Hayes, Joe Henderson, Red Holloway, Yoron Israel,... up to 47 musicians.
    Not enough info (12):Andy Bey, Phil Bowler, Dave Douglas, Vincent Herring, Luther Hughes, Roger Humphries, Larry Ridley, Clarence Seay, Teddy Smith, Gene Taylor, Phil Vieux, Doug Webb
    McCoy Tyner Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Great moments with - McCoy Tyner (1981)

    • Members: McCoy Tyner
    • Guests: Henry Grimes, Roy Haynes, Frank Strozier (RIP: Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones + Bob Cranshaw, John Gilmore, Lex Humphries, Thad Jones, Charlie Mariano, Mickey Roker, Clark Terry, Butch Warren)
    Other info on members of McCoy Tyner Group (I know up to 50 members)
    Already covered (1):Freddie Hubbard
    To be covered (36):George Adams, Gary Bartz, Arthur Blythe, Juini Booth, Ronnie Burrage, John Clark, Ravi Coltrane, Junior Cook, Charles Fambrough, Sonny Fortune, Bill Frisell, Earl Gardner, Jerry Gonzalez, Eric Gravatt, Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, Billy Hart, Louis Hayes, Eddie Henderson, Joe Henderson, Howard Johnson, Virgil Jones, Frank Lacy, Azar Lawrence, Bennie Maupin,... up to 36 musicians.
    Not enough info (13):Eric Alexander, John Blake, Gerald Cannon, Montez Coleman, Wilby Fletcher, Joe Ford, Guilherme Franco, Doug Harris, Francisco Mela, Herlin Riley, Aaron Scott, Avery Sharpe, Charles Tolliver
    Harold Vick Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Commitment - Harold Vick (1974)

    • Members: Harold Vick
    • Guests: Herb Bushler (RIP: Walter Bishop Jr, Victor Feldman, Mickey Roker, Ben Tucker)
    Other info on members of Harold Vick Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Harold Vick
    Snooky Young Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Boys from Dayton - Snooky Young (August 1971)

  • Other info on members of Snooky Young Group (I know up to 6 members)
    Already covered (2):Frank Foster, Snooky Young
    Not enough info (4):Bill Johnson, James McCarthy, Slam Stewart, Charlie White

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