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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Herb Geller (sax / flute)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Great sax player (also a skilled flute player), Herb Geller was born Herbert Geller on November 2nd, 1928 in Los Angeles, California. He started studying and playing sax when he was 8, also studying clarinet and piano.

His first professional combo was with Joe Venuti in 1946. In 1948 he played with Jimmy Zito.

He moved to New York in 1949, hired for Jack Fina Orchestra. This was followed by eight months in Claude Thornhill Orchestra. Then, he met and married piano player Lorraine Walsh, using her new name Lorraine Geller.

He worked with Jerry Wald in 1950, also with Lucky Millinder.

He moved again in 1951, back to California, with Billy May Orchestra.

He played with Chet Baker during 1953 and 1954.

New bands: Benny Goodman, Louie Bellson (he would play with him again 30 years later).

His wife, Lorraine Geller, passed away in October 1958. And then, Herb Geller moved to Berlin, Germany, playing with some of the orchestras in that city.

In 1965, he joined Friedrich Gulda Orchestra (I guess it´s The Eurojazz Orchestra).

In 1966, he moved to Hamburg, playing with NDR Orchestra.

Sadly, Herb Geller passed away on December 19th, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany, due to pneumonia. This is my tribute to him, where I´ve assembled all the info I´ve able to collect about his live bands, still missing dozens of lineups and albums.


HERB GELLER GROUP


This was the Herb Geller Group in 1953, along with his wife Lorraine:

HERB GELLER GROUP #?
1953
Clarence Jones
bass
Lorraine Geller
piano
Larance Marable
drums


SHORTY ROGERS GROUP


This was the superb (and big) Shorty Rogers Group in November 1953:

SHORTY ROGERS GROUP #?
1953
Shorty Rogers
trumpet
John Simmons
bass
Lorraine Geller
piano
Maynard Ferguson
trumpet
Conrad Gozzo
trumpet
Reuben McFall
trumpet
Don Dennis
trumpet
Bill Perkins
sax
Bill Holman
sax
Jack Montrose
sax
Bob Edmonson
trombone
Bob Enevoldsen
trombone
Herbie Harper
trombone
Chuck Flores
drums

Other info on members of Shorty Rogers Group (I know up to 36 members)
Already covered (4): Monty Budwig, Larry Bunker, Pete Jolly, Bud Shank
To be covered (26): Max Bennett, Eddie Bert, June Christy, Bob Cooper, Buster Cooper, Don Dennis, Bob Enevoldsen, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Flores, Lorraine Geller, Conrad Gozzo, Herbie Harper, Bill Holman, Steve Huffsteter, Paul Humphrey, Harold Land, Stan Levey, Mel Lewis, Joe Maini, Shelly Manne, Reuben McFall, Ollie Mitchell, Lanny Morgan, Bill Perkins, Emil Richards,... up to 26 musicians.
Not enough info (5): Bob Edmonson, Mike Fahn, Gary Forman, Jack Montrose, John Simmons


PEPPER ADAMS GROUP


This was the Pepper Adams Group in April 1959:

PEPPER ADAMS GROUP #?
1959
Pepper Adams
sax
Scott LaFaro
bass
Roy Burns
drums

Other info on members of Pepper Adams Group (I know up to 25 members)
Already covered (1): Al Harewood
To be covered (12): Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, George Duvivier, Tommy Flanagan, Herbie Hancock, Lex Humphries, Elvin Jones, Harold Jones, Scott LaFaro, George Mraz, Doug Watkins
Not enough info (11): Bobby Boswell, Roy Burns, Joe Dukes, Noreen Grey, Laymon Jackson, Dick Martinez, J R Monterose, Hod O´Brien, Duke Pearson, Teddy Robinson, Earl Sauls


HERB GELLER GROUP (again)


This was the Herb Geller Group in June 1962:

HERB GELLER GROUP #?
1962
Rajko Milosavljevic
bass
Renato Sellani
piano
Jimmy Pratt
drums


RHYTHM COMBINATION & BRASS


This is lineup for the Rhythm Combination & Brass in December 1971:

RHYTHM COMBINATION & BRASS #
Peter Herbolzheimer
leader, trombone
Siegfried Sigi Schwab
guitar
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
bass
Peter Trunk
bass
Dieter Reith
keyboards
Art Farmer
trumpet
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Dusko Gojkovic
trumpet
Palle Mikkelborg
trumpet
Jiggs Whigham
trombone
Rudi Fuesers
trombone
Herb Geller
sax, flute
Horst Muhlbradt
percussion
Herman Mutscheler
percussion
Joe Harris
percussion
Tony Inzalaco
drums

This band recorded the 2LP live album My kind of sunshine.


HERB GELLER GROUP (again)


This was the Herb Geller Group in June 1974:

HERB GELLER GROUP #?
1974
Philip Catherine
guitar
Jack Gregg
bass
Charlie Mariano
sax
Bob Moses
drums


RHYTHM COMBINATION & BRASS (again)



This was the Rhythm Combination & Brass around 1976:

RHYTHM COMBINATION & BRASS #?
1976
Peter Herbolzheimer
leader, trombone
Volker Kriegel
guitar
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
bass
Wolfgang Dauner
piano
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Art Farmer
trumpet
Derek Watkins
trumpet
Ron Simmonds
trumpet
Rick Kiefer
trumpet
Johnny Griffin
sax
Ferdinand Povel
sax
James Towsey
sax
Wilton Gaynair
sax
Slide Hampton
trombone
Jiggs Whigham
trombone
Otto Bredl
trombone
Albert Mangelsdorff
trombone
Nippy Noya
percussion
Alex Riel
drums
Grady Tate
drums

In January 1976, this band (billed as Jazz Gala Big Band Orchestra), along with Gerry Mulligan, recorded the live album Jazz Gala concert. The concert was also broadcasted for German TV.

This was the Rhythm Combination & Brass in January 1977:

RHYTHM COMBINATION & BRASS #?
1977
Peter Herbolzheimer
leader, trombone
Volker Kriegel
guitar
Eef Albers
guitar
Bo Stief
bass
Benny Aronov
piano
Rob Franken
keyboards
Clark Terry
trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
Lew Soloff
trumpet
Benny Bailey
trumpet
Palle Mikkelborg
trumpet
Ron Simmonds
trumpet
Ack Van Rooyen
flugelhorn
Johnny Griffin
sax
Ferdinand Povel
sax
James Towsey
sax
Erich Kleinschuster
trombone
Jiggs Whigham
trombone
Frank Rosolino
trombone
Albert Mangelsdorff
trombone
Otto Bredl
trombone
Howard Johnson
tuba, sax
Gary Burton
vibes
Nippy Noya
percussion
Alex Riel
drums

This was the Rhythm Combination & Brass in November 1979:

RHYTHM COMBINATION & BRASS #?
1979
Peter Herbolzheimer
leader, trombone
Eef Albers
guitar
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
bass
Fritz Pauer
piano
Chuck Findley
trumpet
Art Farmer
trumpet
Palle Mikkelborg
trumpet
Allan Botschinsky
trumpet
Jan Oosthof
trumpet
Ferdinand Povel
sax
Don Menza
sax
Tony Coe
sax, clarinet
Heinz Von Herman
sax
Erich Kleinschuster
trombone
Jiggs Whigham
trombone
Nat Peck
trombone
Bart Van Lier
trombone
Alex Riel
drums
Grady Tate
drums

Other info on members of Rhythm Combination & Brass (I know up to 99 members)
Already covered (4): Peter Herbolzheimer, Nat Peck, Lew Soloff, Derek Watkins
To be covered (94): Kurt Aderhold, Eef Albers, Benny Aronov, Benny Bailey, John Barclay, Thorsten Benkenstein, Matthias Bergmann, Allan Botschinsky, Otto Bredl, Till Bronner, Bob Burgess, Gary Burton, Hanno Busch, Todd Canedy, Bruno Castellucci, Philip Catherine, Kenny Clare, Thomas Clausen, Bob Coassin, Tony Coe, Wolfgang Dauner, Roy Deuvall, Alan Downey, Karl Drewo, Eddie Engels,... up to 94 musicians.


GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND


This was the George Gruntz Concert Band around December 1980:

GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND #?
1980
George Gruntz
keyboards, conductor
Lucas Lindholm
bass
Manfred Schoof
trumpet, flugelhorn
Bob Coassin
trumpet
Heinz Habermann
trumpet
Manfred Moch
trumpet
Alan Skidmore
sax
Steve Lacy
sax
Manfred Grossman
trombone
Wolfgang Ahlers
trombone
Eje Thelin
trombone
Teddy Plato
trombone
Rick Ende
tuba
Harald Ende
reeds
Jo Ment
reeds
Klaus Nagorski
reeds
Werner Romfeld
reeds
Wolfgang Schluter
vibraphone
Charly Antolini
drums

This was the George Gruntz Concert Band in April 1982:

GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND #?
1982
George Gruntz
keyboards, conductor
Gunter Lenz
bass
Clark Terry
trumpet, flugelhorn
Palle Mikkelborg
trumpet, flugelhorn
Benny Bailey
trumpet
Herb Geller
sax, clarinet, flute
Alan Skidmore
sax
Norris Turney
sax
Britt Woodman
trombone
Wolfgang Schluter
vibraphone
Gerry Brown
drums

Other info on members of George Gruntz Band (I know up to 196 members)
Already covered (7): Harry Beckett, Marcus Belgrave, George Gruntz, Peter Herbolzheimer, Paul Motian, Lew Soloff, Mike Zwerin
To be covered (188): Wolfgang Ahlers, Pheeroan Ak Laff, Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Jay Anderson, Ray Anderson, Charly Antolini, Benny Bailey, Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Django Bates, Americo Bellotto, Jerry Bergonzi, Tim Berne, Luciano Biondini, Seamus Blake, Urs Blochlinger, Luis Bonilla, Allan Botschinsky, Billy Branch, Randy Brecker, Gerry Brown, Sam Burtis, Vincent Chancey, John Clark,... up to 188 musicians.


LOUIE BELLSON GROUP


Around 1983 (or was 1986?), Louie Bellson plays some gig with Billy Cobham and part of his band:

LOUIE BELLSON GROUP #?
1983
Louie Bellson
drums
Billy Cobham
drums
Dean Brown
guitar
Tim Landers
bass
Gil Goldstein
keyboards
Randy Brecker
trumpet
Lew Soloff
trumpet
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Benny Bailey
trumpet
Americo Beletto
trumpet
Michael Brecker
sax
Howard Johnson
sax
Andre Villeger
sax
Thomas Grunwald
sax
Tom Malone
trombone
Jiggs Whigham
trombone
Rudi Fuesers
trombone
Hermann Breuer
trombone

Other info on members of Louie Bellson Group (I know up to 66 members)
Already covered (3): Al Porcino, Lew Soloff, Snooky Young
To be covered (45): John Audino, Benny Bailey, Louie Bellson, Herb Besson, Jimmy Bond, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Hermann Breuer, Dean Brown, Red Callender, Conte Candoli, Billy Cobham, Joel DiBartolo, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Gene Estes, Rudi Fuesers, Gil Goldstein, Bill Green, Thomas Grunwald, Milt Hinton, Frank Huggins, Howard Johnson, Tim Landers, Jennifer Leitham, Lou Levy,... up to 45 musicians.
Not enough info (17): Early Anderson, Mike Barone, Americo Beletto, Nick DiMaio, Kirsten Gustafson, Matthew Holder, Fred Hunter, Teddy Lee, Larry Novak, Uan Rasey, Tony Rizzi, Jack Schatz, Jim Seeley, Darryl Shaw, Jack Stuckey, Andre Villeger, Carrington Visor Jr


GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA


This was the great Gil Evans Orchestra that recorded the live DVD Gil Evans And His Orchestra in January 1983:

GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA #?
1983
Gil Evans
keyboards, arranger
Dean Brown
guitar
Tim Landers
bass
Gil Goldstein
keyboards
Randy Brecker
trumpet
Lew Soloff
trumpet
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Benny Bailey
trumpet
Michael Brecker
sax
Howard Johnson
sax, tuba
Thomas Grunwald
sax
Tom Malone
trombone
Jiggs Whigham
trombone
Rudi Fuesers
trombone
Hermann Breuer
trombone
John Clark
french horn
Mike Mainieri
vibraphone
Billy Cobham
drums

Other info on members of Gil Evans Orchestra (I know up to 106 members)
Already covered (4): Gerry Niewood, Al Porcino, Lew Soloff, Derek Watkins
Old pages (1): Ray Russell
To be covered (100): John Abercrombie, George Adams, Tex Allen, Benny Bailey, Dave Bargeron, Guy Barker, Joe Beck, Jeff Berlin, Charles Blenzig, Hamiet Bluiett, Arthur Blythe, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Hermann Breuer, Dean Brown, Delmar Brown, Hiram Bullock, Herb Bushler, Mino Cinelu, John Clark, Billy Cobham, Johnny Coles, Steve Cooke, Rob Crowder, Joe Daley,... up to 100 musicians.


HERB GELLER GROUP


This was a different Herb Geller Group, but don´t know the period:

HERB GELLER GROUP #?
?
Edward Harris
guitar
Thomas Biller
bass
Heinrich Koebberling
drums

This was another edition of the Herb Geller Group:

HERB GELLER GROUP #?
1984
Bernd Wolf
bass
Hartmut Sperl
piano
Achim Brauer
drums

They recorded the live album Hot house in November 1984.

Around October 1985, Herb Geller played as a duo with Walter Norris:

HERB GELLER GROUP #?
1985
Walter Norris
piano

In January 1986, this was the new and unusual lineup for Herb Geller Group:

HERB GELLER GROUP #?
1986
Michael Melzer
guitar
Red Mitchell
bass

They recorded the live album Birdland stomp.

In January 1987, this was the Herb Geller Group:

HERB GELLER GROUP #?
1987
Tjitze Vogel
bass
Robert Vermeulen
piano
Arnoud Gerritse
drums

In April 1990, this was the Herb Geller Group, with British jazz players:

HERB GELLER GROUP #?
1990
Spike Heatley
bass
John Pearce
piano
Spike Robinson
sax
Allan Ganley
drums

In February 2002, Herb Geller records the live album Jonquil as a duo with Rein De Graaff:

HERB GELLER GROUP #?
2002
Rein De Graaff
piano

This was one of the last incarnations of the Herb Geller Group:

HERB GELLER GROUP #?
?
Sandra Hempel
guitar
Thomas Biller
bass
Buggy Braune
piano

Other info on members of Herb Geller Group (I know up to 36 members)
To be covered (13): Thomas Biller, Philip Catherine, Allan Ganley, Lorraine Geller, Spike Heatley, David Horler, Shelly Manne, Larance Marable, Charlie Mariano, Red Mitchell, Bob Moses, Jimmy Pratt, Art Themen
Not enough info (22): Achim Brauer, Buggy Braune, Rein De Graaff, John Donaldson, Arnoud Gerritse, Jack Gregg, Edward Harris, Sandra Hempel, Terry Jenkins, Clarence Jones, Heinrich Koebberling, Michael Melzer, Rajko Milosavljevic, Paul Morgan, Walter Norris, John Pearce, Spike Robinson, Renato Sellani, Hartmut Sperl, Robert Vermeulen, Tjitze Vogel, Bernd Wolf


   30 BANDS (WITH 66 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Pepper Adams Group   
Other info on members of Pepper Adams Group (I know up to 25 members)
Already covered (1):Al Harewood
To be covered (12):Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, George Duvivier, Tommy Flanagan, Herbie Hancock, Lex Humphries, Elvin Jones, Harold Jones, Scott LaFaro, George Mraz, Doug Watkins
Not enough info (11):Bobby Boswell, Roy Burns, Joe Dukes, Noreen Grey, Laymon Jackson, Dick Martinez, J R Monterose, Hod O´Brien, Duke Pearson, Teddy Robinson, Earl Sauls
Chet Baker Group  3 RECORDINGS:
  • My funny Valentine - Chet Baker (1994)

    • Members: (RIP: Chet Baker + Bob Brookmeyer, Russ Freeman, Herb Geller)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bond, Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Larance Marable, Carson Smith, Bobby White (RIP: Larry Bunker, Bob Gordon, Pete Jolly, Stan Levey, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Joe Mondragon, Marty Paich, Bud Shank, Leroy Vinnegar, Bob Whitlock)
    • Producer: Richard Bock, Michael Cuscuna
  • The Last great concert - My favourite songs vol I & II - Chet Baker (June 2004) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Chet Baker + Herb Geller)
    • Guests: Wolfgang Ahlers, Harald Ende, Lucas Lindholm, Manfred Moch, Horst Muhlbradt, Wolfgang Schluter (RIP: Heinz Habermann, Walter Norris)
  • My favorite songs - Chet Baker ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Chet Baker + Herb Geller)
    • Guests: Lucas Lindholm, John Schroeder (RIP: Walter Norris)
    4 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Best of Chet Baker plays - Chet Baker (1992)

    • Members: (RIP: Chet Baker + Bob Brookmeyer, Russ Freeman, Herb Geller, Phil Urso)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bond, Jimmy Heath, Carson Smith (RIP: Larry Bunker, Conte Candoli, Curtis Counce, Bob Gordon, Pete Jolly, Richie Kamuca, Stan Levey, Shelly Manne, Joe Mondragon, Art Pepper, Bill Perkins, Carl Perkins, Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, Bobby Timmons, Leroy Vinnegar)
    • Producer: Richard Bock, Michael Cuscuna
  • Jazz profile - Chet Baker (1997)

    • Members: (RIP: Chet Baker + Bob Brookmeyer, Russ Freeman, Herb Geller, Phil Urso)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bond, Larance Marable, Carson Smith (RIP: Curtis Counce, Bob Gordon, Pete Jolly, Richie Kamuca, Stan Levey, Shelly Manne, Joe Mondragon, Art Pepper, Carl Perkins, Bobby Timmons, Leroy Vinnegar)
    • Producer: Richard Bock, Michael Cuscuna
  • Romance - Chet Baker (January 1999)

    • Members: (RIP: Chet Baker + Bob Brookmeyer, Russ Freeman, Herb Geller, Phil Urso)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bond, Jimmy Heath, Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Larance Marable, Ron McMaster, Carson Smith, Bobby White (RIP: Larry Bunker, Conte Candoli, Bob Gordon, Pete Jolly, Stan Levey, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Joe Mondragon, Marty Paich, Art Pepper, Bill Perkins, Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, Bobby Timmons, Leroy Vinnegar)
    • Producer: Richard Bock, Michael Cuscuna
  • The Pacific Jazz years - Chet Baker ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Chet Baker + Pepper Adams, Bob Brookmeyer, Russ Freeman, Herb Geller, Gerry Mulligan, Phil Urso)
    • Guests: Gene Allen, Dave Bailey, Seymour Barab, Jimmy Bond, James Buffington, Henry Grimes, Jimmy Heath, Bill Holman, Ray Linn, Johnny Mandel, Larance Marable, Ron McMaster, Carson Smith, Bob Tricarico, Claude Williamson (RIP: Chico Hamilton, Bob Whitlock + Milt Bernhart, Monty Budwig, Larry Bunker, Bob Burgess, Conte Candoli, Curtis Counce, Don Fagerquist, Stan Getz, Bob Gordon, Pete Jolly, Richie Kamuca, Stan Levey, Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Charlie Mariano, Pierre Michelot, Red Mitchell, Joe Mondragon, Art Pepper, Bill Perkins, Carl Perkins, Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, Bobby Timmons, Leroy Vinnegar)
    • Producer: Richard Bock, Michael Cuscuna
    Other info on members of Chet Baker Group (I know up to 24 members)
    Already covered (1):Bob Brookmeyer
    To be covered (12):Pepper Adams, Chet Baker, Francy Boland, Philip Catherine, Al Cohn, Russ Freeman, Philly Joe Jones, Kirk Lightsey, Gerry Mulligan, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Phil Urso, Doug Watkins
    Not enough info (10):Bob Carter, Bob De Graaf, Riccardo Del Fra, Artt Frank, Don Friedman, Michel Graillier, Elmo Hope, Peter Littman, Doug Raney, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse
    Louie Bellson Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • And His Big Band - Louie Bellson (2003) (LIVE)

    • Members: Randy Brecker, Hermann Breuer, Dean Brown, Billy Cobham, Rudi Fuesers, Gil Goldstein, Thomas Grunwald, Howard Johnson, Tim Landers, Tom Malone, Ack Van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Louie Bellson + Benny Bailey, Michael Brecker, Herb Geller, Lew Soloff)
    • Comments: DVD recorded live in 1983 with Billy Cobham.
    Other info on members of Louie Bellson Group (I know up to 66 members)
    Already covered (3):Al Porcino, Lew Soloff, Snooky Young
    To be covered (45):John Audino, Benny Bailey, Louie Bellson, Herb Besson, Jimmy Bond, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Hermann Breuer, Dean Brown, Red Callender, Conte Candoli, Billy Cobham, Joel DiBartolo, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Gene Estes, Rudi Fuesers, Gil Goldstein, Bill Green, Thomas Grunwald, Milt Hinton, Frank Huggins, Howard Johnson, Tim Landers, Jennifer Leitham, Lou Levy,... up to 45 musicians.
    Not enough info (17):Early Anderson, Mike Barone, Americo Beletto, Nick DiMaio, Kirsten Gustafson, Matthew Holder, Fred Hunter, Teddy Lee, Larry Novak, Uan Rasey, Tony Rizzi, Jack Schatz, Jim Seeley, Darryl Shaw, Jack Stuckey, Andre Villeger, Carrington Visor Jr
    Phil Carreon Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Phil Carreon Orchestra (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (3):Teddy Edwards, Lennie Niehaus, Herbie Steward
    Not enough info (1):Phil Carreon
    Clarke-Boland Big Band  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Our kinda Strauss - The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band ( - )

    • Members: Tony Coe, Karl Drewo, Maffy Falay, Dusko Gojkovic, Stan Robinson, Erik Van Lier (RIP: Benny Bailey, Francy Boland, Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, Jimmy Deuchar, Art Farmer, Herb Geller, Johnny Griffin, Derek Humble, Shake Keane, Sal Nistico, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Ronnie Ross, Fats Sadi, Sahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, Derek Watkins, Jimmy Woode)
    • Guests: Tony Inzalaco
    • Producer: (RIP: Gigi Campi)
    • Comments: This 2CD is a compilation that includes four sessions recorded in February 1966, September 1967, November 1967 and January 1972 (this one includes Derek Watkins), comprising 7 unreleased tracks.
    Other info on members of Clarke-Boland Big Band (I know up to 41 members)
    Already covered (3):Nat Peck, Derek Watkins, Snooky Young
    To be covered (37):Benny Bailey, Francy Boland, Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, Tony Coe, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Jimmy Deuchar, Karl Drewo, Maffy Falay, Art Farmer, Tony Fisher, Dusko Gojkovic, Johnny Griffin, Joe Harris, Derek Humble, Keg Johnson, Shake Keane, Erich Kleinschuster, Albert Mangelsdorff, Ron Matthewson, Don Menza, Billy Mitchell, Sal Nistico, Ake Persson, Stan Robinson,... up to 37 musicians.
    The Eurojazz Orchestra  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Music for 4 soloists and band - Friedrich Gulda (1965)

    • Members: Ron Carter (RIP: Friedrich Gulda + Herb Geller, J J Johnson, Mel Lewis)
    • Guests: Erich Kleinschuster, Alfie Reece, Stan Roderick (RIP: Tubby Hayes, Freddie Hubbard, Sahib Shihab, Kenny Wheeler)
  • Friedrich Gulda und sein Eurojazz-Orchester - Friedrich Gulda und sein Eurojazz-Orchester (1966)

    • Members: Ron Carter (RIP: Friedrich Gulda + Herb Geller, J J Johnson, Mel Lewis, Ray Premru)
    • Guests: Erich Kleinschuster, Alfie Reece (RIP: Rolf Ericson, Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Ross, Ernie Royal, Kenny Wheeler, Joe Zawinul)
  • Musician of our time - Friedrich Gulda ( - )

    • Members: Ron Carter (RIP: Friedrich Gulda + Herb Geller, Ray Premru)
    • Guests: Dusko Gojkovic, Tony Inzalaco, Bobby Lamb, Palle Mikkelborg, Ferdinand Povel, Alfie Reece, Ack Van Rooyen, Klaus Weiss, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Pepper Adams, Benny Bailey, Fritz Pauer, Rolf Schneebiegl, Phil Woods)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Big band music - Friedrich Gulda (May 2010)

    • Members: Ron Carter (RIP: Friedrich Gulda + Herb Geller, J J Johnson, Mel Lewis, Ray Premru)
    • Guests: Dusko Gojkovic, Tony Inzalaco, Erich Kleinschuster, Bobby Lamb, Palle Mikkelborg, Ferdinand Povel, Alfie Reece, Stan Roderick, Ack Van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Pepper Adams, Benny Bailey, Arne Domnerus, Rune Gustafsson, Tubby Hayes, Freddie Hubbard, Fritz Pauer, Nat Peck, Rolf Schneebiegl, Sahib Shihab, Ron Simmonds, Bengt-Arne Wallin, Kenny Wheeler, Phil Woods)
    • Comments: Compilation with tracks recorded in 1962, 1965 and 1972.
    Other info on members of The Eurojazz Orchestra (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (4):Ron Carter, J J Johnson, Mel Lewis, Ray Premru
    Not enough info (1):Friedrich Gulda
    Gil Evans Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Gil Evans And His Orchestra - Gil Evans (2007) (LIVE)

    • Members: Randy Brecker, Hermann Breuer, Dean Brown, John Clark, Billy Cobham, Rudi Fuesers, Gil Goldstein, Thomas Grunwald, Howard Johnson, Tim Landers, Mike Mainieri, Tom Malone, Ack Van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Gil Evans + Benny Bailey, Michael Brecker, Herb Geller, Lew Soloff)
    • Comments: DVD recorded live, probably in 1983.
    Other info on members of Gil Evans Orchestra (I know up to 106 members)
    Already covered (4):Gerry Niewood, Al Porcino, Lew Soloff, Derek Watkins
    Old pages (1):Ray Russell
    To be covered (100):John Abercrombie, George Adams, Tex Allen, Benny Bailey, Dave Bargeron, Guy Barker, Joe Beck, Jeff Berlin, Charles Blenzig, Hamiet Bluiett, Arthur Blythe, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Hermann Breuer, Dean Brown, Delmar Brown, Hiram Bullock, Herb Bushler, Mino Cinelu, John Clark, Billy Cobham, Johnny Coles, Steve Cooke, Rob Crowder, Joe Daley,... up to 100 musicians.
    Maynard Ferguson Orchestra  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Maynard Ferguson Octet - Maynard Ferguson (1955)

    • Members: (RIP: Maynard Ferguson + Herb Geller)
    • Guests: Bill Holman (RIP: Georgie Auld, Milt Bernhart, Red Callender, Conte Candoli, Bob Gordon, Shelly Manne)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1955.
  • Dimensions - Maynard Ferguson ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Maynard Ferguson + Herb Geller)
    • Guests: Herbie Harper (RIP: Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, Bob Gordon, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Bud Shank)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Essential Maynard Ferguson - Maynard Ferguson (May 2007)

    • Members: Michael Abene, Wayne Bergeron, Lin Biviano, Tony Buchanan, Danny Cahn, Mark Colby, Ray Cooper, Chick Corea, Danny D´Imperio, John DeFlon, Denis DiBlasio, Graham Ellis, Scott Englebright, Peter Erskine, Joe Farrell, Carl Fischer, Tom Garling, Sal Giorgianni, Billy Graham, Frank Greene, Slide Hampton, Biff Hannon, Frank Hittner, Roger Homefield, Pete Jackson, Bob James, Gordon Johnson, Bruce Johnstone, Rick Kiefer, Nick Lane, Ed Maina, Stan Mark, Chip McNeill, Don Menza, Mike Migliore, Bobby Militello, Linc Milliman, Lanny Morgan, Lynn Nicholson, Dennis Noday, Ron Oswanski, Jon Owens, Phil Palombi, Nat Pavone, Rick Petrone, Ferdinand Povel, Dave Ramsey, Clyde Reasinger, Kenny Rupp, Don Sebesky, Brian Smith, Paul Thompson, David Throckmorton, Ron Tooley, Eric Traub, Alan Wise, Geoff Wright (RIP: Maynard Ferguson + John Bunch, Jaki Byard, Buddy Childers, Jimmy Cleveland, Al Cohn, Alan Downey, Don Ellis, Chet Ferretti, Herb Geller, Milt Hinton, Hank Jones, Rufus Jones, Pete King, Willie Maiden, Randy Purcell, Don Rader, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis, Ernie Wilkins)
    • Guests: Ken Ascher, Patti Austin, Mike Bailey, Rubens Bassini, George Benson, Richard Berg, Randy Brecker, Jimmy Campbell, Earl Chapin, Vivian Cherry, Harry Cykman, Martin Drover, Bobby Economou, Max Ellen, Jon Faddis, Paul Faulise, Harold Fisher, Jerry Friedman, Steve Gadd, Paul Gershman, Emanuel Green, Lani Groves, Herbie Harper, Hilda Harris, John Huckridge, Gary King, Will Lee, Carmen Leggio, Charles Libove, Ray Linn, Joe Malin, Stu Martin, Harvey Mason, Jeff Mironov, David Nadien, Bud Parkes, Julian Priester, Chris Pyne, Lance Quinn, Frank Ricotti, David Sanborn, Allan Schwartzberg, Marvin Stamm, Alvin Stoller, Tony Studd, David Taylor, Brooks Tillotson, Dan Zank (RIP: Milt Bernhart, Bob Cooper, Shelly Manne + Manny Albam, Wayne Andre, Georgie Auld, Eddie Bert, Red Callender, Conte Candoli, Curtis Counce, Arnold Fishkin, Russ Freeman, Eric Gale, Lorraine Geller, Bernie Glow, Gwen Guthrie, Budd Johnson, Don Lamond, Ralph MacDonald, Irwin ´Marky´ Markowitz, Danny Moss, Jimmy Nottingham, Alan Rubin, Bud Shank, Emanuel Vardi)
    • Producer: John Burk, Bert De Coteaux, Keith Mansfield (RIP: Teo Macero)
    • Technical: Mark Wilder
    Other info on members of Maynard Ferguson Orchestra (I know up to 211 members)
    Already covered (6):Larry Bunker, Jake Hanna, Hank Jones, Lew Soloff, Derek Watkins, Mike Zwerin
    To be covered (204):Michael Abene, Frank Abrahamson, Adolfo Acosta, Pepper Adams, Serafin Aguilar, Paul Armstrong, John Bannister, Danny Barber, John Barclay, John Bello, Nathan Berf, Wayne Bergeron, Bill Berry, Emmett Berry, Tom Bevan, Doug Bickel, Gregg Bissonette, Matt Bissonette, Lin Biviano, Lindsey Blair, Mike Bogart, Ray Brinker, Chris Brown, Tony Buchanan, John Bunch,... up to 204 musicians.
    Jack Fina Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Jack Fina Orchestra (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (1):Paul Desmond
    Not enough info (1):Jack Fina
    Herb Geller Group  14 RECORDINGS:
  • Herb Geller plays - Herb Geller (1955)

    • Members: Larance Marable (RIP: Herb Geller + Lorraine Geller)
    • Guests: (RIP: Curtis Counce, Leroy Vinnegar)
    • Comments: Recorded in three sessions in August 1954 and August 1955.
  • Fire in the west - Herb Geller (1957)

    • Members: Larance Marable (RIP: Herb Geller)
    • Guests: (RIP: Ray Brown, Kenny Dorham, Harold Land, Lou Levy)
  • Stax of sax - Herb Geller (1958)

    • Members: (RIP: Herb Geller + Walter Norris)
    • Guests: Victor Feldman (RIP: Leroy Vinnegar)
  • The Herb Geller Sextette - The Herb Geller Sextette (1962)

    • Members: (RIP: Herb Geller + Lorraine Geller)
    • Guests: (RIP: Conte Candoli, Leroy Vinnegar)
  • An American in Hamburg - the view from here - Herb Geller (1975)

    • Members: Philip Catherine (RIP: Herb Geller)
    • Guests: Gottfried Bottger, Rob Franken, Lucas Lindholm, Palle Mikkelborg, Alex Riel, Wolfgang Schluter (RIP: Mark Murphy)
    • Comments: This album was also reissued under the title Rhyme and reason.
  • Hot house - Herb Geller (1985) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Herb Geller)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1984.
  • Birdland stomp - Herb Geller (1987) (LIVE)

  • Jonquil - Herb Geller (September 2005) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Herb Geller)
    • Comments: Recorded live in February 2002.
  • Moon mist - Herb Geller Wolfgang Kohler Duo (2009)

  • At the movies - Herb Geller ( - )

  • The Gellers - Herb Geller ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Herb Geller + Lorraine Geller)
    • Guests: (RIP: Mel Lewis)
  • Fungi mama - Herb Geller Quartet ( - ) (LIVE)

  • Playing jazz - Herb Geller ( - )

  • That Geller feller - Herb Geller And His Sextet ( - )

    • Members: Larance Marable (RIP: Herb Geller)
    • Guests: (RIP: Ray Brown, Kenny Dorham, Harold Land, Lou Levy)
    Other info on members of Herb Geller Group (I know up to 36 members)
    To be covered (13):Thomas Biller, Philip Catherine, Allan Ganley, Lorraine Geller, Spike Heatley, David Horler, Shelly Manne, Larance Marable, Charlie Mariano, Red Mitchell, Bob Moses, Jimmy Pratt, Art Themen
    Not enough info (22):Achim Brauer, Buggy Braune, Rein De Graaff, John Donaldson, Arnoud Gerritse, Jack Gregg, Edward Harris, Sandra Hempel, Terry Jenkins, Clarence Jones, Heinrich Koebberling, Michael Melzer, Rajko Milosavljevic, Paul Morgan, Walter Norris, John Pearce, Spike Robinson, Renato Sellani, Hartmut Sperl, Robert Vermeulen, Tjitze Vogel, Bernd Wolf
    Benny Goodman Group  2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Benny Goodman volume 4: big band recordings - Benny Goodman (1991)

    • Members: Gene Allen, Buster Cooper, Bill Crow, Willie Dennis, John Frosk (RIP: Benny Goodman + Pepper Adams, Wayne Andre, Monty Budwig, John Bunch, Billy Butterfield, Russ Freeman, Herb Geller, Skeets Herfurt, Budd Johnson, Hank Jones, Taft Jordan, Jimmy Knepper, Mel Lewis, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Tommy Newsom, Zoot Sims, Joe Wilder, Phil Woods)
    • Guests: Al Block, Kenny Burrell, Arthur Clarke, Victor Feldman, Vern Friley, Henry Grimes, Billy Slapin, Tony Terran, Ray Triscari, Jimmy Zito (RIP: Buck Clayton, Mel Davis, Teddy Edwards, Roland Hanna, Milt Hinton, Pete Jolly, Walter Levinsky, Shelly Manne, Allen Smith, Herbie Steward)
  • Swing swing swing - Benny Goodman (1993)

    • Members: Gene Allen, Buster Cooper, Bill Crow, Willie Dennis, John Frosk, Urbie Green, Jack Sheldon, Red Wooten (RIP: Benny Goodman + Pepper Adams, Wayne Andre, Billy Bauer, Eddie Bert, Monty Budwig, John Bunch, Russ Freeman, Herb Geller, Bill Harris, Skeets Herfurt, Budd Johnson, Hank Jones, Taft Jordan, Jimmy Knepper, Mel Lewis, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Tommy Newsom, Red Norvo, Flip Phillips, Zoot Sims, Martha Tilton, Joe Wilder, Teddy Wilson, Phil Woods, Jimmy Wyble, Attila Zoller)
    • Guests: Benny Aronov, Al Block, Kenny Burrell, Arthur Clarke, John Eckert, Ethel Ennis, Victor Feldman, Vern Friley, Henry Grimes, Dick Hafer, Joe Mosello, Ted Nash, Seldon Powell, Billy Slapin, Steve Swallow, Tony Terran, Ray Triscari, Chuck Wayne, Chuck Wilson, Jimmy Zito (RIP: Louie Bellson, Ruby Braff, Mel Davis, Bobby Donaldson, George Duvivier, Teddy Edwards, Bobby Hackett, Roland Hanna, Milt Hinton, Billy Hodges, Pete Jolly, Don Lamond, Bernie Leighton, Walter Levinsky, Shelly Manne, Dave McKenna, Paul Quinichette, Jimmy Rushing, Arvell Shaw, Allen Smith, Herbie Steward, Buddy Tate)
    Other info on members of Benny Goodman Group (I know up to 158 members)
    Already covered (9):Milt Bernhart, Monty Budwig, Frank Foster, Sonny Igoe, Hank Jones, Nat Peck, Derek Watkins, Joe Wilder, Jimmy Wyble
    To be covered (79):Pepper Adams, Gene Allen, Trigger Alpert, Wayne Andre, Georgie Auld, Danny Bank, Billy Bauer, Eddie Bert, Greg Bowen, John Bunch, Lennie Bush, Billy Butterfield, Billy Byers, Sid Catlett, Doc Cheatham, Keith Christie, Buster Cooper, Bill Crow, Mario Daone, Willie Dennis, Jerry Dodgion, Bob Efford, Al Epstein, Nick Fatool, Ella Fitzgerald,... up to 79 musicians.
    Not enough info (69):Elmer Alexander, Mousie Alexander, Peter Appleyard, Ronnie Bedford, Franny Beecher, Bunny Berigan, Bob Burns, Roy Burns, Ernie Caceres, Bob Carter, Joe Casalaro, Charlie Christian, Angelo Cicalese, Cutty Cutshall, Hank D´Amico, Ziggy Elman, Helen Forrest, Harold Gaylor, Mitch Goldberg, Buddy Greco, Bob Hayden, Dick Haymes, Don Honeywell, Peanuts Hucko, Frances Hunt,... up to 69 musicians.
    George Gruntz Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • The Band: the Alpine power plant - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1972)

    • Members: Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Eddie Daniels, Runo Ericson, Dusko Gojkovic, Daniel Humair, Virgil Jones, Erich Kleinschuster, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: George Gruntz + Benny Bailey, Herb Geller, Dexter Gordon, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ake Persson, Woody Shaw, Sahib Shihab, Phil Woods)
  • Radio days - George Gruntz (2007) (LIVE)

    • Members: Wolfgang Ahlers, Franco Ambrosetti, Charly Antolini, Billy Branch, Bob Coassin, Mark Egan, Harald Ende, Mark Feldman, Joe Gallardo, Danny Gottlieb, Daniel Humair, Nils Landgren, Lucas Lindholm, Manfred Moch, Adam Nussbaum, Burhan Ocal, Tom Rainey, Mike Richmond, John Riley, Dino Saluzzi, Wolfgang Schluter, Manfred Schoof, Christophe Schweizer, Alan Skidmore, Erika Stucky, Arie Volinez, Carl Weathersby, Tobias Weidinger, Jiggs Whigham, Sandie Wollasch (RIP: George Gruntz + Benny Bailey, Herb Geller, Heinz Habermann, Steve Lacy, Jo Ment, Eje Thelin)
    • Guests: Thorsten Benkenstein, Roy Deuvall, Marcio Doctor, Chico Freeman, Dan Gottshall, David Horler, Joachim Kuhn, Christof Lauer, John Marshall, Heiner Wiberny (RIP: Salah El Mahdi, Von Freeman)
    • Comments: 10CD boxset comprising live tracks from different periods: from 1969 to 2006.
  • The Alpine Power Plant - The Band ( - )

    • Members: Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Eddie Daniels, Runo Ericson, Dusko Gojkovic, Daniel Humair, Virgil Jones, Erich Kleinschuster, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: George Gruntz + Benny Bailey, Herb Geller, Dexter Gordon, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ake Persson, Woody Shaw, Sahib Shihab, Phil Woods)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The MPS years - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1996)

    • Members: Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Americo Bellotto, Allan Botschinsky, Lois Colin, Eddie Daniels, Jerry Dodgion, Runo Ericson, Peter Erskine, Jon Faddis, Earl Gardner, Dusko Gojkovic, Tom Harrell, Daniel Humair, Gordon Johnson, Howard Johnson, Virgil Jones, Erich Kleinschuster, Bob Malach, Palle Mikkelborg, Seppo Paakkunainen, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Ferdinand Povel, Mike Richmond, John Scofield, Alan Skidmore, Charles Sullivan, Lew Tabackin, Jasper Van´t Hof, Bennie Wallace, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: George Gruntz + Benny Bailey, Herb Geller, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Peter Herbolzheimer, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Knepper, Charlie Mariano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ake Persson, Dom Um Romao, Woody Shaw, Sahib Shihab, Lew Soloff, Eje Thelin, Phil Woods, Mike Zwerin)
    • Guests: Tony Inzalaco + Slide Hampton, Leo Wright (RIP: Albert Mangelsdorff + Don Byas, Art Farmer)
    • Comments: Tracks recorded in 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978 and 1980.
    Other info on members of George Gruntz Band (I know up to 196 members)
    Already covered (7):Harry Beckett, Marcus Belgrave, George Gruntz, Peter Herbolzheimer, Paul Motian, Lew Soloff, Mike Zwerin
    To be covered (188):Wolfgang Ahlers, Pheeroan Ak Laff, Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Jay Anderson, Ray Anderson, Charly Antolini, Benny Bailey, Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Django Bates, Americo Bellotto, Jerry Bergonzi, Tim Berne, Luciano Biondini, Seamus Blake, Urs Blochlinger, Luis Bonilla, Allan Botschinsky, Billy Branch, Randy Brecker, Gerry Brown, Sam Burtis, Vincent Chancey, John Clark,... up to 188 musicians.
    Tubby Hayes Group   
    Other info on members of Tubby Hayes Group (I know up to 90 members)
    Already covered (6):Speedy Acquaye, Bill Eyden, Kay Garner, Nat Peck, Stan Tracey, Ray Warleigh
    Old pages (1):Pete Blannin
    To be covered (60):Kenny Baker, Phil Bates, Gordon Beck, Walter Bishop Jr, Eddie Blair, Greg Bowen, Alan Branscombe, Johnny Butts, Leon Calvert, Keith Christie, Jeff Clyne, Les Condon, Bert Courtley, Jimmy Deuchar, Jackie Dougan, Alan Downey, Bob Efford, Art Ellefson, Victor Feldman, Tony Fisher, Allan Ganley, Bill Geldard, Dave Goldberg, Ian Hamer, Cliff Hardie,... up to 60 musicians.
    Not enough info (22):Bobbie Breen, Lennie Breslaw, Bob Burns, Alan Civil, Pete Elderfield, Johnny Fourie, Ken Goldie, Bunny Gould, Alby Johnson, Harry Klein, Freddy Logan, Maurice Pratt, Mike Senn, Jackie Sharpe, Hank Shaw, Allan Siville, Chris Smith, Louis Stewart, Dave Usden, Jimmy Wilson, Manny Winters, Ken Wray
    Bert Kaempfert Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Kaempfert ´76 - Bert Kaempfert (1976)

    • Members: Tony Fisher, Ack Van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Rolf Ahrens, Herb Geller, Peter Herbolzheimer, Gunter Platzek)
    • Guests: Wolfgang Ahlers, Otto Bredl, Harald Ende, Lucas Lindholm, Nippy Noya, Ferdinand Povel, James Towsey (RIP: Heinz Habermann, Leif Uvemark)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Originals boxset vol 1 - Bert Kaempfert (2004)

    • Members: Tony Fisher, Ack Van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Rolf Ahrens, Herb Geller, Peter Herbolzheimer, Gunter Platzek)
    • Guests: Wolfgang Ahlers, Otto Bredl, Harald Ende, Lucas Lindholm, Nippy Noya, Ferdinand Povel, James Towsey (RIP: Heinz Habermann, Leif Uvemark)
    Other info on members of Bert Kaempfert Orchestra (I know up to 25 members)
    Already covered (1):Peter Herbolzheimer
    To be covered (12):Harold Fisher, Tony Fisher, Bill Geldard, Cliff Hardie, Manfred Moch, Ake Persson, Gunter Platzek, Dave Richmond, Godfrey Salmon, Ack Van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham, Roy Willox
    Not enough info (11):Rolf Ahrens, Joan Baxter, Lindsay Benson, Trevor Brown, John Evans, Werner Gutterer, Bert Kaempfert, Tracy Miller, Al Newman, Judd Proctor, Charly Tabor
    The Lighthouse All-Stars  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Howard Rumsey´s Lighthouse All-Stars - Howard Rumsey´s Lighthouse All-Stars (1953)

    • Members: Frank Patchen, Carlos Vidal, Claude Williamson (RIP: Milt Bernhart, Bob Cooper, Rolf Ericson, Herb Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, Shelly Manne, Max Roach, Shorty Rogers, Howard Rumsey, Bud Shank)
    • Guests: Jack Costanzo
    • Technical: Val Valentin
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1952 and October 1953.
  • Volume three - Howard Rumsey´s Lighthouse All-Stars ( - )

  • Other info on members of The Lighthouse All-Stars (I know up to 36 members)
    Already covered (5):Milt Bernhart, Monty Budwig, Pete Jolly, Howard Rumsey, Bud Shank
    To be covered (29):Gabe Baltazar, Conte Candoli, Sonny Clark, Bob Cooper, Sonny Criss, Teddy Edwards, Bob Enevoldsen, Rolf Ericson, Victor Feldman, Maynard Ferguson, Russ Freeman, Lorraine Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, Hampton Hawes, Stan Levey, Shelly Manne, Larance Marable, Jack Nimitz, Anthony Ortega, Marty Paich, Frank Patchen, Bill Perkins, Max Roach, Shorty Rogers, Frank Rosolino,... up to 29 musicians.
    Not enough info (1):Keith Williams
    Shelly Manne Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Play Peter Gunn - Shelly Manne & His Men ( - )

    • Members: Victor Feldman (RIP: Shelly Manne + Monty Budwig, Conte Candoli, Russ Freeman, Herb Geller)
    • Guests: (RIP: Henry Mancini)
    • Technical: Joe Tarantino
    • Comments: Recorded in January 1959.
    Other info on members of Shelly Manne Group (I know up to 19 members)
    Already covered (1):Monty Budwig
    To be covered (15):Gary Barone, Chuck Berghofer, Alan Broadbent, Conte Candoli, Joel DiBartolo, Chuck Domanico, Victor Feldman, Russ Freeman, Richie Kamuca, Shelly Manne, Charlie Mariano, Bill Mays, Frank Strozier, Stu Williamson, Mike Wofford
    Not enough info (2):Joe Gordon, Irene Kral
    Billy May Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Billy May Orchestra (I know up to 6 members)
    Already covered (1):Mike Zwerin
    To be covered (4):Frank Capp, Billy May, Dick Nash, Willie Smith
    Lucky Millinder Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Lucky Millinder Orchestra (I know up to 16 members)
    Already covered (1):Joe Wilder
    To be covered (10):Art Blakey, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, George Duvivier, Norman Keenan, Yusef Lateef, Herb Lovell, Lucky Millinder, Seldon Powell, Ed Shaughnessy, Frank Wess
    Not enough info (4):Annisteen Allen, Bill Coleman, Tate Houston, Freddy Taylor
    NDR Big Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Die jazz-werkstatt ´70 - NDR (1970)

    • Members: Wolfgang Schluter (RIP: Herb Geller)
    • Guests: Allan Botschinsky, Lew Delgatto, Nick Evans, Barry Guy, Slide Hampton, Chuck Israels, Bob Keller, Erich Kleinschuster, Phil Lee, Radu Malfatti, Stu Martin, Palle Mikkelborg, Tony Oxley, Evan Parker, Barre Phillips, Tony Roberts, Manfred Schoof, Alan Skidmore, Tomasz Stanko, John Surman, Lew Tabackin, David Taylor, Erik Van Lier, Klaus Weiss, Spike Wells (RIP: Derek Bailey, Jeff Clyne, George Gruntz, Roger Guerin, Friedrich Gulda, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Paul Rutherford, Kenny Wheeler)
  • The Wizard of Oz suite - Phil Wilson - NDR Big Band (1989)

    • Members: Phil Wilson + Harald Ende, Christof Lauer, Lucas Lindholm, Manfred Moch (RIP: Herb Geller)
    • Guests: Wolfgang Ahlers (RIP: Heinz Habermann, Danny Moss, Walter Norris, Ronnie Stephenson)
    • Technical: (RIP: Doug Sax)
  • Joe Pass in Hamburg - Joe Pass (1992) (LIVE)

    • Members: Harald Ende, Joe Gallardo, Lucas Lindholm, Wolfgang Schluter (RIP: Joe Pass + Herb Geller)
    • Guests: Wolfgang Ahlers, Wolfgang Haffner, Jiggs Whigham, Phil Wilson (RIP: Heinz Habermann, Walter Norris)
    Other info on members of NDR Big Band (I know up to 33 members)
    To be covered (15):Benny Bailey, Thorsten Benkenstein, Wolfgang Dauner, Marcio Doctor, Harald Ende, Johannes Faber, Joe Gallardo, Dan Gottshall, Christof Lauer, Lucas Lindholm, Jo Ment, Manfred Moch, Gunter Platzek, Alvin Queen, Wolfgang Schluter
    Not enough info (17):Lennart Axelsson, Peter Bolte, Lutz Buchner, Ingolf Burkhardt, Frank Delle, Stephan Diez, Fiete Felsch, Dieter Glawischnig, Klaus Heidenreich, Ingmar Heller, Jorg Achim Keller, Joachim Kerwin, Ingo Lahme, Stefan Lottermann, Vladyslav Sendecki, Claus Stotter, Reiner Winterschladen
    Roy Porter Group   
    Other info on members of Roy Porter Group (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (2):Eric Dolphy, Art Farmer
    Not enough info (1):Roy Porter
    Radio Free Berlin Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Radio Free Berlin Orchestra (I know up to 7 members)
    Already covered (1):Nat Peck
    To be covered (4):Benny Bailey, Francy Boland, Joe Harris, Ake Persson
    Not enough info (1):Jerry Van Rooyen
    Rhythm Combination & Brass  13 RECORDINGS:
  • Quality - Peter Herbolzheimer (1972)

  • My kind of sunshine - The MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass (1972) (LIVE)

    • Members: Rudi Fuesers, Dusko Gojkovic, Joe Harris, Tony Inzalaco, Rick Kiefer, Heinz Kitschenberg, Palle Mikkelborg, Horst Muhlbradt, Herman Mutscheler, Dieter Reith, Siegfried Sigi Schwab, Peter Trunk, Ack Van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Art Farmer, Herb Geller, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Jimmy Woode)
    • Comments: Recorded live in 1971. It was released in the States as 1LP under the new title Power play.
  • Power play - Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass (1973)

  • Waitaminute - Rhythm Combination & Brass (1973)

    • Members: Rudi Fuesers, Tony Inzalaco, Rick Kiefer, Palle Mikkelborg, Horst Muhlbradt, Ferdinand Povel, Dieter Reith, Siegfried Sigi Schwab, Ack Van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Art Farmer, Herb Geller, Sabu Martinez, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen)
  • Wide open - Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass (1973)

    • Members: Philip Catherine, Rudi Fuesers, Tony Inzalaco, Rick Kiefer, Palle Mikkelborg, Horst Muhlbradt, Dieter Reith, Erik Van Lier, Ack Van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Art Farmer, Herb Geller, Sabu Martinez, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ake Persson)
  • Certain lions & tigers - Soul Condor (1974)

    • Members: Rudi Fuesers, Dusko Gojkovic, Tony Inzalaco, Heinz Kitschenberg, Horst Muhlbradt, Dieter Reith, Ack Van Rooyen (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Art Farmer, Herb Geller)
    • Comments: This was reissued as Quality in sound, credited to Peter Herbolzheimer.
  • Time travellers - Galaxis - The Galactic Light Orchestra (1974)

    • Members: Otto Bredl, Todd Canedy, Philip Catherine, Eddie Engels, Rob Franken, Rudi Fuesers, Rick Kiefer, Gunter Lenz, Palle Mikkelborg, Horst Muhlbradt, Ferdinand Povel, Dieter Reith, Bo Stief, James Towsey, Ack Van Rooyen, Jean Warland, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Kenny Clare, Art Farmer, Herb Geller, Sabu Martinez, Ake Persson, Ron Simmonds, Ronnie Stephenson)
    • Producer: Jimmy Pratt
    • Comments: This is a Peter Herbolzheimer album, but for some reason it´s credited to The Galactic Light Orchestra (instead of the usual Rhythm Combination & Brass).
  • Jazz Gala concert - Peter Herbolzheimer (1976) (LIVE)

    • Members: Otto Bredl, Wolfgang Dauner, Slide Hampton, Rick Kiefer, Nippy Noya, Ferdinand Povel, Alex Riel, Grady Tate, James Towsey, Ack Van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Art Farmer, Wilton Gaynair, Herb Geller, Stan Getz, Johnny Griffin, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ron Simmonds, Derek Watkins)
    • Guests: Toots Thielemans (RIP: Nat Adderley, Gerry Mulligan)
    • Comments: Recorded live in two concerts in January 1976.
  • Hip walk - Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass & Inga Rumpf (1976)

    • Members: Inga Rumpf + Eef Albers, Otto Bredl, Rob Franken, Rudi Fuesers, Palle Mikkelborg, Horst Muhlbradt, Nippy Noya, Ferdinand Povel, Dieter Reith, Alex Riel, Bo Stief, James Towsey, Ack Van Rooyen, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Herb Geller, Derek Watkins)
    • Guests: Lucas Lindholm, Wolfgang Schluter (RIP: Kenny Wheeler)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1976.
  • Touchdown - Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass (1977)

  • Jazz Gala concert vol 2 - Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass (1977) (LIVE)

    • Members: Eef Albers, Benny Aronov, Allan Botschinsky, Otto Bredl, Gary Burton, Tony Coe, Chuck Findley, Rob Franken, Howard Johnson, Erich Kleinschuster, Don Menza, Palle Mikkelborg, Nippy Noya, Jan Oosthof, Ferdinand Povel, Alex Riel, Bo Stief, Grady Tate, James Towsey, Bart Van Lier, Ack Van Rooyen, Heinz Von Herman, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Benny Bailey, Art Farmer, Herb Geller, Johnny Griffin, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Fritz Pauer, Nat Peck, Frank Rosolino, Ron Simmonds, Lew Soloff, Clark Terry)
  • Music for swinging dancers, vol 2 - Peter Herbolzheimer Orchestra (1984)

    • Members: Kurt Aderhold, Eef Albers, Allan Botschinsky, Otto Bredl, Bruno Castellucci, Bob Coassin, Karl Drewo, Rob Franken, Rudi Fuesers, Dave King, Horst Muhlbradt, Jan Oosthof, John Ruocco, Bo Stief, Peter Tiehuis, James Towsey, Bart Van Lier, Erik Van Lier, Ack Van Rooyen, Heinz Von Herman, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Alan Downey, Wilton Gaynair, Herb Geller, Ron Simmonds, Derek Watkins)
    • Guests: Greg Bowen, David Horler, Wolfgang Schluter (RIP: Don Rader)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1982 and 1983.
  • Jazz Gala concert vol 3 - Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Eef Albers, Benny Aronov, Allan Botschinsky, Otto Bredl, Gary Burton, Tony Coe, Chuck Findley, Rob Franken, Howard Johnson, Erich Kleinschuster, Don Menza, Palle Mikkelborg, Horst Muhlbradt, Nippy Noya, Jan Oosthof, Ferdinand Povel, Alex Riel, Bo Stief, Grady Tate, James Towsey, Bart Van Lier, Ack Van Rooyen, Heinz Von Herman, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Benny Bailey, Art Farmer, Herb Geller, Johnny Griffin, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Fritz Pauer, Nat Peck, Frank Rosolino, Ron Simmonds, Lew Soloff, Clark Terry)
    • Guests: (RIP: Dizzy Gillespie, Ernie Wilkins)
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Masterpieces - Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass (1995)

    • Members: Eef Albers, Otto Bredl, Todd Canedy, Philip Catherine, Rob Franken, Rudi Fuesers, Dusko Gojkovic, Joe Harris, Tony Inzalaco, Rick Kiefer, Heinz Kitschenberg, Erich Kleinschuster, Palle Mikkelborg, Horst Muhlbradt, Herman Mutscheler, Nippy Noya, Ferdinand Povel, Dieter Reith, Alex Riel, Siegfried Sigi Schwab, Bo Stief, James Towsey, Peter Trunk, Bart Van Lier, Ack Van Rooyen, Jean Warland, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Benny Bailey, Kenny Clare, Art Farmer, Herb Geller, Sabu Martinez, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ake Persson, Ron Simmonds, Derek Watkins, Jimmy Woode)
    • Guests: Lucas Lindholm, Wolfgang Schluter (RIP: Kenny Wheeler)
  • Big band man - The MPS & Polydor studio recordings - Peter Herbolzheimer (2008)

    • Members: Eef Albers, Allan Botschinsky, Otto Bredl, Todd Canedy, Philip Catherine, Eddie Engels, Rob Franken, Rudi Fuesers, Dusko Gojkovic, Tony Inzalaco, Rick Kiefer, Heinz Kitschenberg, Erich Kleinschuster, Gunter Lenz, Palle Mikkelborg, Horst Muhlbradt, Nippy Noya, Jan Oosthof, Ferdinand Povel, Dieter Reith, Alex Riel, Siegfried Sigi Schwab, Bo Stief, James Towsey, Erik Van Lier, Ack Van Rooyen, Heinz Von Herman, Jean Warland, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Peter Herbolzheimer + Kenny Clare, Art Farmer, Wilton Gaynair, Herb Geller, Sabu Martinez, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ake Persson, Ron Simmonds, Ronnie Stephenson, Derek Watkins)
    • Guests: Lucas Lindholm, Inga Rumpf, Wolfgang Schluter (RIP: Don Adams, Kenny Wheeler)
    • Producer: Jimmy Pratt
    • Comments: 4CD comprising all the studio recordings for these labels (MPS and Polydor) recorded between 1970 and 1978: Soul condor, Time travellers galaxis, Waitaminute, Wide open, Hip walk, Touchdown, and I hear voices.
    Other info on members of Rhythm Combination & Brass (I know up to 99 members)
    Already covered (4):Peter Herbolzheimer, Nat Peck, Lew Soloff, Derek Watkins
    To be covered (94):Kurt Aderhold, Eef Albers, Benny Aronov, Benny Bailey, John Barclay, Thorsten Benkenstein, Matthias Bergmann, Allan Botschinsky, Otto Bredl, Till Bronner, Bob Burgess, Gary Burton, Hanno Busch, Todd Canedy, Bruno Castellucci, Philip Catherine, Kenny Clare, Thomas Clausen, Bob Coassin, Tony Coe, Wolfgang Dauner, Roy Deuvall, Alan Downey, Karl Drewo, Eddie Engels,... up to 94 musicians.
    Shorty Rogers Group  4 RECORDINGS:
  • Courts the Count - Shorty Rogers (1954)

    • Members: Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Holman (RIP: Bob Cooper, Maynard Ferguson, Herb Geller, Conrad Gozzo, Shelly Manne, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank)
    • Guests: Clyde Reasinger (RIP: Milt Bernhart, Jimmy Giuffre + Harry Betts, Pete Candoli, Curtis Counce, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Bob Gordon, John Graas, Marty Paich, Zoot Sims)
    • Comments: Recorded in February and March 1954.
  • Portrait of Shorty - Shorty Rogers And His Giants (1958)

    • Members: Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Holman (RIP: Shorty Rogers + Monty Budwig, Herb Geller, Conrad Gozzo, Stan Levey)
    • Guests: (RIP: Pepper Adams, Harry Betts, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Richie Kamuca, Lou Levy, Al Porcino, George Roberts, Frank Rosolino)
  • Shorty Rogers swings - Shorty Rogers (1958)

    • Members: Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Holman (RIP: Shorty Rogers + Larry Bunker, Bob Cooper, Herb Geller, Pete Jolly, Mel Lewis, Bud Shank)
    • Guests: Chuck Gentry, Ray Linn, Dick Nash, Ken Shroyer, Ray Triscari (RIP: Harry Betts, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, Don Fagerquist, Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Horn, Richie Kamuca, Barney Kessel, Joe Mondragon, Red Norvo, Al Porcino, Howard Roberts, Frank Rosolino)
  • The Wizard of Oz & other Harold Arlen songs - Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra Featuring The Giants ( - )

  • 2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Just a few (1951-1956) - Shorty Rogers (December 1999)

    • Members: Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Holman (RIP: Shorty Rogers + Herb Geller, Pete Jolly, Shelly Manne, Bud Shank)
    • Guests: Roy Harte (RIP: Jimmy Giuffre, Hampton Hawes + Harry Babasin, Curtis Counce, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, John Graas, Barney Kessel, Lou Levy, Ralph Pena, Art Pepper, Jimmy Rowles, Leroy Vinnegar)
  • West Coast jazz - Shorty Rogers (September 2005)

    • Members: Bob Enevoldsen, Chuck Flores, Herbie Harper, Bill Holman (RIP: Shorty Rogers + June Christy, Bob Cooper, Maynard Ferguson, Herb Geller, Lorraine Geller, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Jolly, Shelly Manne, Bill Perkins, Bud Shank)
    • Guests: Frank Patchen + Roy Harte, John Howell, Ray Linn, Lennie Niehaus, Clyde Reasinger, Claude Williamson (RIP: Milt Bernhart, Hampton Hawes, Howard Rumsey + Don Bagley, Harry Betts, Pete Candoli, Curtis Counce, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Bob Gioga, Jimmy Giuffre, John Graas, Al Hendrickson, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Knepper, Joe Mondragon, Gerry Mulligan, Marty Paich, Art Pepper, Jimmy Wyble)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset.
    Other info on members of Shorty Rogers Group (I know up to 36 members)
    Already covered (4):Monty Budwig, Larry Bunker, Pete Jolly, Bud Shank
    To be covered (26):Max Bennett, Eddie Bert, June Christy, Bob Cooper, Buster Cooper, Don Dennis, Bob Enevoldsen, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Flores, Lorraine Geller, Conrad Gozzo, Herbie Harper, Bill Holman, Steve Huffsteter, Paul Humphrey, Harold Land, Stan Levey, Mel Lewis, Joe Maini, Shelly Manne, Reuben McFall, Ollie Mitchell, Lanny Morgan, Bill Perkins, Emil Richards,... up to 26 musicians.
    Not enough info (5):Bob Edmonson, Mike Fahn, Gary Forman, Jack Montrose, John Simmons
    Bill Smith Group   
    Other info on members of Bill Smith Group (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (1):Joe Harris
    Not enough info (3):Bob Carter, Jimmy Gourley, Bill Smith
    Kay Starr Group   
    Other info on members of Kay Starr Group (I know up to 6 members)
    Not enough info (5):John Basile, John Goldsby, Frank Ortega, Kay Starr, Ronnie Zito
    Claude Thornhill Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Claude Thornhill Orchestra (I know up to 27 members)
    Already covered (3):Bob Brookmeyer, Med Flory, Mike Zwerin
    To be covered (16):Danny Bank, Bill Barber, Junior Collins, Gil Evans, Mickey Folus, Conrad Gozzo, Red Kelly, Lee Konitz, Joe Maini, Hal McKusick, Gerry Mulligan, Gene Quill, Sam Rivers, Tony Scott, Don Sebesky, Ray Starling
    Not enough info (7):Johnny Andrews, Billy Exiner, Ace Lane, Allan Langstaff, Danny Polo, Red Rodney, Claude Thornhill
    Joe Venuti Group   
    Other info on members of Joe Venuti Group (I know up to 7 members)
    Already covered (1):Jake Hanna
    To be covered (2):Ray Brown, Ross Tompkins
    Not enough info (3):George Barnes, Kay Starr, Joe Venuti
    Jerry Wald Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Jerry Wald Orchestra (I know up to 9 members)
    Already covered (3):Bob Brookmeyer, Paul Motian, Al Porcino
    To be covered (4):Lee Konitz, Bill Perkins, Gene Quill, Jimmy Raney
    Not enough info (1):Jerry Wald
    Klaus Weiss Group   
    Other info on members of Klaus Weiss Group (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Klaus Weiss
    Jimmy Zito Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Jimmy Zito Orchestra (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Jimmy Zito

       5 ALBUMS FOR 4 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Rein De Graaff Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Now is the time - Rein De Graaff (2002)

    • Guests: Pete Christlieb, Ferdinand Povel (RIP: Herb Geller + Bob Cooper, Teddy Edwards, Dexter Gordon, Charlie Rouse, Bud Shank)
    • Comments: Recorded between 1972 and 2002.
    Other info on members of Rein De Graaff Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Rein De Graaff
    Lorraine Geller Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Lorraine Geller memorial - Lorraine Geller ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Lorraine Geller)
    • Guests: (RIP: Herb Geller + Leroy Vinnegar)
    Other info on members of Lorraine Geller Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Lorraine Geller
    Bill Holman Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • In a jazz orbit - Bill Holman (1958)

    • Members: Bill Holman (RIP: Charlie Kennedy, Mel Lewis)
    • Guests: Buddy Clark, Victor Feldman, Ed Leddy, Jack Sheldon (RIP: Herb Geller + Conte Candoli, Carl Fontana, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Mariano, Al Porcino, Frank Rosolino, Stu Williamson)
    • Technical: Bones Howe
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Original Bill Holman - complete recordings - Bill Holman Big Band ( - )

    • Members: Bill Holman (RIP: Charlie Kennedy, Mel Lewis)
    • Guests: Victor Feldman, Ray Linn, Jack Sheldon (RIP: Herb Geller + Conte Candoli, Richie Kamuca, Joe Maini, Charlie Mariano, Joe Mondragon, Al Porcino, Frank Rosolino, Jimmy Rowles)
    Other info on members of Bill Holman Orchestra (I know up to 29 members)
    To be covered (19):Dave Carpenter, Pete Christlieb, Joel DiBartolo, Bob Efford, Bob Enevoldsen, Lorraine Geller, Ray Hermann, Bill Holman, Roger Ingram, Christian Jacob, Mel Lewis, Andy Martin, Lanny Morgan, Bill Perkins, Carl Saunders, Bobby Shew, Ron Stout, Bob Summers, Frank Szabo
    Not enough info (10):Bruce Babad, Pete DiSiena, Rich Eames, Craig Gosnell, John Grab, Joel Hamilton, Kevin Kanner, Charlie Kennedy, Jack Redmond, Doug Webb
    Dodo Marmarosa Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • West Coast piano touch - Dodo Marmarosa - Lorraine Geller (1992) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Lorraine Geller, Dodo Marmarosa)
    • Guests: Don Dennis, Bob Enevoldsen, Chuck Flores, Bill Holman, Reuben McFall, John Simmons (RIP: Herb Geller + Milt Bernhart, Bob Cooper, Maynard Ferguson, Jimmy Giuffre, Conrad Gozzo, Shelly Manne, Bill Perkins, Shorty Rogers, Howard Rumsey)
    • Producer: Bob Andrews
    • Comments: Live recording. The tracks by Dodo Marmarosa were recorded in August 1952 (featuring Howard Rumsey and Milt Bernhart), and the tracks by Lorraine Geller were reocrded in July 1953.
    Other info on members of Dodo Marmarosa Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Dodo Marmarosa

       16 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  15 RECORDINGS:
  • Jazz studio two - VVAA (1954)

  • Leonard Feather presents: best from the West - volume 2 - VVAA (1954)

    • Guests: Bob Enevoldsen (RIP: Monty Budwig, Larry Bunker, Conte Candoli, Buddy Collette, Curtis Counce, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Herb Geller, Lorraine Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, John Graas, Stan Levey, Charlie Mariano, Joe Mondragon, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Gerald Wiggins)
  • Leonard Feather presents: best from the West - volume 1 - VVAA (1954)

    • Guests: Bob Enevoldsen (RIP: Monty Budwig, Larry Bunker, Conte Candoli, Buddy Collette, Curtis Counce, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Herb Geller, Lorraine Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, John Graas, Stan Levey, Charlie Mariano, Joe Mondragon, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Gerald Wiggins)
  • Jazz Studio 2 from Hollywood - VVAA (1954)

  • 3 roads to jazz - VVAA (1956)

  • Jazz workshop concert - Ruhrfestspiele 1962 - VVAA (1962) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Erich Kleinschuster, Toots Thielemans, Ack Van Rooyen (RIP: Arne Domnerus, Rolf Ericson, Herb Geller, Friedrich Gulda, Hans Koller, Nat Peck, Ronnie Ross, Rolf Schneebiegl, Ron Simmonds, Bengt-Arne Wallin)
  • NDR Jazz Workshop ´66 - VVAA (1966)

    • Guests: Jan Allan, Tony Carr, Klaus Doldinger, Jackie Dougan, Pierre Favre, Dusko Gojkovic, Spike Heatley, Emil Mangelsdorff, Manfred Schoof, Peter Trunk, Ack Van Rooyen, Bobby Wellins (RIP: Helmut Brandt, Hoagy Carmichael, Jeff Clyne, Ted Curson, Arne Domnerus, Rolf Ericson, Herb Geller, Rune Gustafsson, Jan Johansson, Carmell Jones, Volker Kriegel, Bill Le Sage, Albert Mangelsdorff, Danny Moss, Ake Persson, Stan Tracey, Kenny Wheeler)
  • NDR The Jazz werkstatt ´66 - VVAA (1966)

    • Guests: Pierre Favre, Dusko Gojkovic, Spike Heatley (RIP: Helmut Brandt, Ted Curson, Herb Geller, Jan Johansson, Albert Mangelsdorff, Danny Moss, Ake Persson)
  • From Europe with jazz - VVAA (1971) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Franco Ambrosetti, Allan Botschinsky, Jon Christensen, Jan Garbarek, Dusko Gojkovic, Slide Hampton, Tony Inzalaco, Palle Mikkelborg, Seppo Paakkunainen, Jiggs Whigham, Leo Wright (RIP: Benny Bailey, Don Byas, Art Farmer, Herb Geller, Dexter Gordon, George Gruntz, Albert Mangelsdorff, Ake Persson, Bosko Petrovic, Miljenko Prohaska, Sahib Shihab)
  • 21 International Jazz Festival Zurich - VVAA (1971) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Franco Ambrosetti, Dusko Gojkovic, Slide Hampton, Tony Inzalaco, Jiggs Whigham, Leo Wright (RIP: Benny Bailey, Don Byas, Art Farmer, Herb Geller, Dexter Gordon, George Gruntz, Albert Mangelsdorff, Ake Persson, Sahib Shihab)
  • Rockin´ Bach dimensions - VVAA (1973)

    • Guests: Wolfgang Dauner, Siegfried Sigi Schwab, Erik Van Lier, Ack Van Rooyen (RIP: Rolf Ericson, Herb Geller, Horst Jankowski, Ake Persson)
  • Jazz City presents Bethlehem jazz session - VVAA (1980)

    • Guests: Herbie Harper (RIP: Pepper Adams, Russ Garcia, Herb Geller)
  • Jazz-club big band - VVAA (1989)

    • Guests: Gene Allen, Ray Alonge, Greg Bowen, James Buffington, Eddie Caine, Roy Caton, Keith Christie, Buddy Clark, Chuck Connors, Bill Crow, Richard Davis, Walter Davis, Willie Dennis, Vincent DeRosa, Jerry Dodgion, Jerry Dorn, Jack Dulong, Bob Efford, Graham Ellis, Bob Enevoldsen, Paul Faulise, Don Ferrara, Vern Friley, Chuck Gentry, Terry Gibbs, Urbie Green, Herbie Harper, Bill Holman, Bill Hughes, Quincy Jones, Bill King, Harry Klee, Rod Levitt, Ray Linn, Sam Marowitz, Doug Mettome, Louis Mucci, Bob Northern, Bobby Orr, Ermit V Perry, Charlie Persip, Kenny Pinson, Bill Pitman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jimmy Powell, Jimmy Raney, Frank Rehak, Jim Reider, Tony Scodwell, Doc Severinsen, Les Spann, Sam Staff, Alvin Stoller, Tony Studd, Bob Tricarico, Ray Triscari, Carl Warwick, Julius Watkins, Sam Woodyard, Red Wooten (RIP: Cat Anderson, Georgie Auld, Benny Bailey, Harold ´Shorty´ Baker, Danny Bank, Count Basie, Aaron Bell, Gil Bernal, Milt Bernhart, Bill Berry, Johnny Board, Patti Bown, Bob Brookmeyer, Lawrence Brown, Ray Brown, Milt Buckner, Larry Bunker, Lennie Bush, Billy Byers, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Harry Carney, Buddy Catlett, Paul Chambers, Buddy Childers, Jimmy Cleveland, Al Cohn, Henry Coker, Johnny Coles, Buddy Collette, Bob Cooper, Wendell Culley, Eric Dolphy, George Duvivier, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Roy Eldridge, Gil Evans, Don Fagerquist, Art Farmer, Maynard Ferguson, Marty Flax, Frank Foster, Charlie Fowlkes, Russ Freeman, Barry Galbraith, Herb Geller, Lorraine Geller, Dizzy Gillespie, Bernie Glow, Paul Gonsalves, Benny Goodman, Joe Gordon, Conrad Gozzo, Freddie Green, Al Grey, Jim Hall, Jimmy Hamilton, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Milt Hinton, Johnny Hodges, Don Honeywell, Sonny Igoe, Quentin Jackson, Harry James, Budd Johnson, Gus Johnson, J J Johnson, Osie Johnson, Eddie Jones, Jimmy Jones, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Kennedy, Porter Kilbert, Gene Krupa, Ben Kynard, Steve Lacy, Don Lamond, Mel Lewis, Melba Liston, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Maxwell, Gary McFarland, Howard McGhee, Dave McKenna, Hal McKusick, Billy Mitchell, Joe Mondragon, Lee Morgan, Gerry Mulligan, Oliver Nelson, Joe Newman, Jack Nimitz, Sonny Payne, Nat Peck, Bill Perkins, Bobby Plater, Al Porcino, Benny Powell, Russell Procope, Gene Quill, Buddy Rich, Jerome Richardson, George Roberts, Howard Roberts, Frank Rosolino, Jimmy Rowles, Ernie Royal, Marshal Royal, Pete Rugolo, Aaron Sachs, Bud Shank, Ed Shaughnessy, Sahib Shihab, Eddie Shu, Billy Strayhorn, Clark Terry, Nick Travis, Derek Watkins, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins, Stu Williamson, Kai Winding, Phil Woods, Snooky Young)
    • Producer: Creed Taylor (RIP: Norman Granz, Jack Tracy)
    • Comments: Jazz compilation, featuring tracks by Benny Goodman And His Orchestra (featuring Derek Watkins), Woody Herman And His Orchestra (featuring Sonny Igoe), Gene Krupa And His Orchestra (with Hal McCusick), Harry James And His Orchestra, Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra (with Milt Buckner), Count Basie And His Orchestra (with Frank Foster), Buddy Rich And His Orchestra, Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn And The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson (with Bud Shank), Terry Gibbs Big Band, Pete Rugolo And His Orchestra (with Milt Bernhart and Larry Bunker), Quincy Jones And His Orchestra (with Buddy Catlett), Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Band (with Bob Brookmeyer), Gil Evans And His Orchestra and Oliver Nelson Orchestra (with Snooky Young).
  • Norddeutscher Rundfunk: Die Jazz-Werkstatt ´70 - VVAA ( - )

    • Guests: Allan Botschinsky, Nick Evans, Slide Hampton, Radu Malfatti, Stu Martin, John Surman (RIP: Herb Geller, Roger Guerin)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1969.
  • Norddeutscher Rundfunk: Jazzworkshop 1971 - VVAA ( - )

    • Guests: Rudi Fuesers, Joe Harris, Tony Inzalaco, Rick Kiefer, Palle Mikkelborg, Alphonse Mouzon, Horst Muhlbradt, Dieter Reith, Wayne Shorter, Alan Skidmore, John Surman, Ack Van Rooyen, Miroslav Vitous, Eberhard Weber, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Art Farmer, Herb Geller, Peter Herbolzheimer, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Dom Um Romao, Eje Thelin, Joe Zawinul)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Jazz rock album - VVAA (1979)

    • Guests: Eef Albers, Justo Almario, Roy Ayers, George Benson, Stu Blumberg, Randy Brecker, Otto Bredl, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gary Burton, Herb Bushler, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Al Di Meola, Joe Farrell, Rob Franken, Rudi Fuesers, Steve Gadd, Mike Gibbs, Mick Goodrick, Steve Grossman, Herbie Hancock, David Horowitz, Anthony Jackson, Rick Kiefer, Erich Kleinschuster, Lucas Lindholm, Alan Mansfield, John McLaughlin, Palle Mikkelborg, Gayle Moran, Bob Moses, Ron Moss, Horst Muhlbradt, Nippy Noya, Brian Odgers, Tony Oxley, Ferdinand Povel, Pat Rebillot, Dieter Reith, Alex Riel, Warren Smith, Marvin Stamm, Bo Stief, Jeff Stout, John Surman, Steve Swallow, David Taylor, John Thomas, James Towsey, Bart Van Lier, Ack Van Rooyen, Bill Watrous, Jiggs Whigham, Lenny White, Allan Zavod (RIP: Don Alias, Wayne Andre, Joe Beck, Michael Brecker, Herb Geller, Peter Herbolzheimer, Webster Lewis, John Mosley, Alan Shulman, Derek Watkins, Kenny Wheeler, Harry Whitaker, Tony Williams)
    • Producer: Esmond Edwards, Ben Sidran (RIP: Giorgio Gomelsky, Jack Richardson)
    • Comments: Very good 2LP compilation featuring tracks by: Return To Forever, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, John McLaughlin, The Tony Williams Lifetime, George Benson, Roy Ayers Ubiquity, Mike Gibbs / Gary Burton, Joe Beck, Teruo Nakamura and Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass (two tracks, from 1976 and 1977, both featuring Derek Watkins).

       45 SESSIONS (FOR 38 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Manny Albam Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Jazz greats of our time vol 2 - Manny Albam (1957)

    • Members: (RIP: Manny Albam)
    • Guests: Bill Holman, Jack Sheldon (RIP: Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Herb Geller, Richie Kamuca, Lou Levy, Shelly Manne, Charlie Mariano, Red Mitchell, Stu Williamson)
    Other info on members of Manny Albam Orchestra (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Manny Albam
    Okko Bekker Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Sitar and electronics - Okko (1971)

  • Other info on members of Okko Bekker Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Okko Bekker
    Helmut Bergmann Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Casablanca - Helmut Bergmann (1978)

  • Other info on members of Helmut Bergmann Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Helmut Bergmann
    Inge Brandenburg Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Sing! Inge! Sing! - Inge Brandenburg ( - )

    • Guests: Charly Antolini, Dusko Gojkovic, Joe Harris, Heinz Kitschenberg, Emil Mangelsdorff, Thomas Stabenow, Peter Trunk, Ack Van Rooyen (RIP: Helmut Brandt, Herb Geller, Ted Heath, Peter Herbolzheimer, Albert Mangelsdorff, Nat Peck)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains many unreleased tracks.
    Other info on members of Inge Brandenburg Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Inge Brandenburg
    Bob Cooper Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Group activity - Bob Cooper Sextet (1954)

    • Members: (RIP: Bob Cooper)
    • Guests: Max Bennett, Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Holman, Claude Williamson (RIP: Curtis Counce, Don Fagerquist, Herb Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Gordon, John Graas, Stan Levey, Shelly Manne, Joe Mondragon, Howard Roberts, Bud Shank, Nick Travis, Stu Williamson)
    • Comments: Recorded between 1954 and 1955.
    Other info on members of Bob Cooper Group (I know up to 6 members)
    Already covered (2):Joyce Collins, Jake Hanna
    To be covered (4):Bob Cooper, Jennifer Leitham, Milcho Leviev, Ross Tompkins
    Buddy De Franco Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Cross country suite - Buddy De Franco (1958)

  • Other info on members of Buddy De Franco Group (I know up to 14 members)
    Already covered (1):John Guerin
    To be covered (9):Danny Bank, Art Blakey, Sonny Clark, Buddy De Franco, Kenny Drew, Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney, Steve Smith, Eugene Wright
    Not enough info (4):Don Friedman, Freddie Gruber, Rusty Jones, Wesley Landers
    Doris Drew Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Delightful Doris Drew - Doris Drew (1957)

    • Guests: Max Bennett, Bob Enevoldsen (RIP: Don Fagerquist, Herb Geller, Mel Lewis, Marty Paich)
    Other info on members of Doris Drew Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Doris Drew
    Duesenberg  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Duesenberg 2 - Duesenberg (1978)

  • Other info on members of Duesenberg (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (1):Mike Starrs
    Not enough info (3):Harald Gutowski, Wolfgang Schleiter, Joachim Witt
    Martin Ehlers Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Fatum - Martin Ehlers Trio ( - )

  • Other info on members of Martin Ehlers Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Martin Ehlers
    Eric Felten Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Eric Felten meets the Dek-Tette - Eric Felten (January 2005)

    • Guests: Chuck Berghofer, Bob Enevoldsen, Gregg Field, Bob Findley, Jack Sheldon, Richard Todd (RIP: Med Flory, Herb Geller)
    Other info on members of Eric Felten Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Eric Felten
    Tony Fruscella Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Tony´s blues - Tony Fruscella ( - )

    • Members: Tony Fruscella
    • Guests: (RIP: Herb Geller, Phil Woods)
    Other info on members of Tony Fruscella Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Tony Fruscella
    Russ Garcia Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Listen to the music of Russell Garcia and his Orchestra - Russell Garcia And His Orchestra ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Russ Garcia + Maynard Ferguson)
    • Guests: Max Bennett, Jack Costanzo, Alvin Stoller (RIP: Harry Betts, Buddy Childers, Curtis Counce, Don Fagerquist, Herb Geller, Murray McEachern, Red Norvo, Howard Roberts)
    Other info on members of Russ Garcia Orchestra (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (4):Maynard Ferguson, Russ Garcia, Herbie Harper, Frank Rosolino
    Not enough info (1):Tommy Pederson
    Highway  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Wheel of fortune - Highway (1979)

  • Quincy Jones Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Go west, man! - Quincy Jones (1957)

    • Members: Quincy Jones (RIP: Pepper Adams)
    • Guests: Jack Sheldon (RIP: Benny Carter, Buddy Collette, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Herb Geller, Lou Levy, Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Charlie Mariano, Red Mitchell, Art Pepper, Bill Perkins, Carl Perkins, Leroy Vinnegar)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Mode - Quincy Jones (1976)

    • Members: Quincy Jones + Paul Faulise, Curtis Fuller, Stu Martin, Clyde Reasinger, Frank Rehak, Julius Watkins (RIP: Pepper Adams, Patti Bown, Buddy Catlett, Jimmy Cleveland, Eric Dixon, Freddie Hubbard, Melba Liston, Oliver Nelson, Joe Newman, Jerome Richardson, Clark Terry, Phil Woods)
    • Guests: Gloria Agostini, Ray Alonge, James Buffington, Earl Chapin, Don Elliot, Urbie Green, Jimmy Johnson, Rod Levitt, Thomas Mitchell, Anthony Ortega, Charlie Persip, Jack Sheldon (RIP: Don Butterfield, Billy Byers, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Benny Carter, Paul Chambers, Buddy Collette, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Art Farmer, Charlie Fowlkes, Herb Geller, Bernie Glow, Milt Hinton, Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Thad Jones, Lou Levy, Mel Lewis, Herbie Mann, Shelly Manne, Charlie Mariano, Earl May, Charles Mingus, Red Mitchell, Gerry Mulligan, Jack Nimitz, Art Pepper, Bill Perkins, Carl Perkins, Harvey Phillips, Gene Quill, Ernie Royal, Bobby Scott, Billy Taylor, Ed Thigpen, Lucky Thompson, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Wess, Joe Wilder, Snooky Young)
    • Producer: Ed Michel, Creed Taylor (RIP: Bob Thiele)
    • Comments: Double compilation featuring tracks from 1956, 1957 and 1961.
    Other info on members of Quincy Jones Orchestra (I know up to 75 members)
    Already covered (2):Buddy Catlett, Freddie Hubbard
    To be covered (73):Pepper Adams, Patti Austin, Benny Bailey, John Bello, Michael Boddicker, Patti Bown, Oscar Brashear, Ollie E Brown, Vivian Cherry, Pete Christlieb, Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Cohen, Johnny Coles, Art Davis, Eric Dixon, Nathan East, Rolf Ericson, Maffy Falay, Paul Faulise, Curtis Fuller, Gary Grant, Mickey Gravine, Don Grusin, Roger Guerin, Joe Harris,... up to 73 musicians.
    Jack Kane Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Kane is able - Jack Kane (1958)

    • Members: (RIP: Jack Kane)
    • Guests: Frank Beach, Gene Cipriano, Chuck Gentry, Ronnie Lang, Alvin Stoller (RIP: Larry Bunker, Red Callender, Don Fagerquist, Herb Geller, Conrad Gozzo, John Graas, Red Mitchell, George Roberts, Howard Roberts, Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, Paul Smith, Si Zentner)
    Other info on members of Jack Kane Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Jack Kane
    Kanguru  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Kanguru - Kanguru (1981)

  • Other info on members of Kanguru (I know up to 4 members)
    Not enough info (4):Olaf Gustafsson, Anselm Kluge, Claus-Robert Kruse, Peter Weihe
    Hans Koller Group  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The German years 1957-1964 - Hans Koller ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Hans Koller)
    • Guests: Klaus Doldinger, Jon Eardley, Erich Kleinschuster, Toots Thielemans, Ack Van Rooyen (RIP: Benny Bailey, Donald Byrd, Arne Domnerus, Rolf Ericson, Herb Geller, Johnny Griffin, Friedrich Gulda, Albert Mangelsdorff, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Nat Peck, Ake Persson, Ronnie Ross, Rolf Schneebiegl, Sahib Shihab, Ron Simmonds, Idrees Sulieman, Eje Thelin, Bengt-Arne Wallin, Attila Zoller)
    • Comments: Compilation with tracks recorded in 1957, 1961, 1962 and 1964.
    Other info on members of Hans Koller Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Hans Koller
    Rolf Kuhn Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Big band connection - Rolf Kuhn (1993)

    • Guests: Wolfgang Ahlers, Harald Ende, Johannes Faber, Joe Gallardo, Howard Johnson, Lucas Lindholm (RIP: Herb Geller, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Stephenson)
    Other info on members of Rolf Kuhn Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Rolf Kuhn
    James Last Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Pop symphonies - James Last And Orchestra (1991)

    • Members: Simon Bell, Irene Chanter, Bob Coassin, Sonia Jones, Andrew MackIntosh, Sylvia Mason-James, Jan Oosthof, Russell Stone (RIP: James Last + Jo Ment, Derek Watkins)
    • Guests: (RIP: Herb Geller)
    Other info on members of James Last Orchestra (I know up to 215 members)
    Already covered (6):Irene Chanter, Kay Garner, Stevie Lange, Big Jim Sullivan, Derek Watkins, Joanne Williams
    Old pages (2):Katie Kissoon, Sylvia Mason-James
    To be covered (40):Wolfgang Ahlers, P P Arnold, Pete Beachill, Madeline Bell, Simon Bell, Vicki Brown, Tony Burrows, Cafe, Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler, Bob Coassin, Lyn Cornell, Stephanie DeSykes, Harald Ende, Eddie Engels, Bob Findley, Chuck Findley, Sue Glover, Gary Grant, Manfred Grossman, Heinz Habermann, Jean Hawker, Jimmy Helms, Steven Holtman, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde,... up to 40 musicians.
    Not enough info (167):Miryam Afkham, Nadine-Goussi Aguigah, Rolf Ahrens, Teja Andresen, Dana Anka, Ingrid Arthur, Lennart Axelsson, Boris Bachmann, Peter Barnfeather, Stefan Beinlich, Benny Bendorff, Hans Berthold, Craig Blair, Adrian Bleyer, Konny Bogdan, Uwe Boiko, Angela Bonetti, Rebecca Borchert-Thurner, Herbert Bornholdt, Rudolf Bottger, Andre Braun, Mathias Brommann, Christian Bruning, Walter Marting Bruning, Hajo Buck,... up to 167 musicians.
    LJJO  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Happy birthday - LJJO (2005) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Bob Mintzer, Ack Van Rooyen (RIP: Herb Geller)
    • Comments: 2CD recorded live by LJJO (LandesJugendJazzOrchesterHessen), with special guests such as Madeline Bell, Herb Geller, Bob Mintzer or Ack Van Rooyen.
    Lucifer´s Friend  2 RECORDINGS:
  • I´m just a rock´n´roll singer - Lucifer´s Friend (1974)

    • Members: John Lawton (RIP: Hans Joachim Rietenback)
    • Guests: (RIP: Herb Geller)
  • Banquet - Lucifer´s Friend (1974)

    • Members: John Lawton
    • Guests: Wolfgang Ahlers, Manfred Moch (RIP: Heinz Habermann, Elvira Herbert, Sheila McKinley + Herb Geller)
    • Comments: Recorded during January and June 1974.
    Other info on members of Lucifer´s Friend (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (3):Adrian Askew, John Lawton, Mike Starrs
    Not enough info (7):Herbert Bornholdt, Stefan Eggert, Peter Hecht, Peter Hesslein, Dieter Horns, Hans Joachim Rietenback, Jogi Wichmann
    Message  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Astral journeys - Message (1978)

  • Other info on members of Message (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Horst Stachelhaus
    Metropole Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Metro´s midnight music - The Metropole Orchestra / The Louis Van Dyke Trio (2006) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Piet Noordijk)
    • Guests: Ferdinand Povel, Toots Thielemans, Ack Van Rooyen (RIP: Herb Geller, Eddie Jefferson, Mark Murphy, Dave Pike)
    • Comments: Double album with live recordings from radio during the period 1970-1975 by The Metropole Orchestra and The Louis Van Dyke Trio, with different guest vocalists (Mark Murphy, Helen Merrill...).
    Other info on members of Metropole Orchestra (I know up to 26 members)
    To be covered (5):Madeline Bell, Vince Mendoza, Jan Oosthof, Peter Tiehuis, Bart Van Lier
    Not enough info (21):Jan Bastiani, Jos Beeren, Max Boeree, Lex Bolderdijk, Wim Both, Ruud Breuls, Henk Heijink, Jan Hollander, Leo Janssen, Aram Kersbenger, Rene Laanen, Piet Noordijk, Jan Oosting, Marcel Schimscheimer, Marc Scholten, Jasper Soffers, Martin Van Den Berg, Paul Van Der Feen, Arno Van Nieuwenhuize, Martijn Vink, Hans Vroomans
    Jack Millman Group  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Jack Millman and his AllStars - Jack Millman (1955)

    • Guests: Jack Costanzo, Bob Enevoldsen, Mike Pacheco (RIP: Buddy Collette, Don Fagerquist, Herb Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Gordon, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Red Norvo, Howard Roberts)
    • Comments: Recorded in June 1955.
  • World´s greatest jazz jam session - Jack Millman (1955)

    • Guests: Jack Costanzo, Bob Enevoldsen, Mike Pacheco, Claude Williamson (RIP: Don Fagerquist, Herb Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Gordon, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Red Norvo, Howard Roberts)
    • Comments: Recorded in June 1955.
  • Jazz reflections - Jack Millman´s All Star Jazz Orchestra - Jack Millman ( - )

    • Guests: Jack Costanzo, Bob Enevoldsen, Mike Pacheco, Claude Williamson (RIP: Buddy Collette, Curtis Counce, Don Fagerquist, Maynard Ferguson, Herb Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Gordon, Chico Hamilton, Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Red Norvo, Howard Roberts, Gerald Wiggins)
    Other info on members of Jack Millman Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Jack Millman
    Novalis  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Neumond - Novalis (1982)

  • Other info on members of Novalis (I know up to 8 members)
    Not enough info (8):Hartwig Biereichel, Detlef Job, Carlo Karges, Fred Muhlbock, Lutz Rahn, Heinz Schicke, Heino Schunzel, Juergen Wenzel
    Ralph Pena Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Master of the bass - Ralph Pena (1996)

  • Other info on members of Ralph Pena Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Ralph Pena
    Art Pepper Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Art Pepper + Eleven - Art Pepper (1959)

    • Members: (RIP: Art Pepper)
    • Guests: Vincent DeRosa, Bob Enevoldsen, Dick Nash, Jack Sheldon (RIP: Pete Candoli, Med Flory, Russ Freeman, Herb Geller, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Kennedy, Mel Lewis, Joe Mondragon, Marty Paich, Bill Perkins, Al Porcino, Bud Shank)
    • Comments: Recorded in three different sessions in March and May 1959.
  • Plus eleven - modern jazz classics - Art Pepper ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Art Pepper)
    • Guests: Vincent DeRosa, Dick Nash, Jack Sheldon (RIP: Pete Candoli, Med Flory, Russ Freeman, Herb Geller, Richie Kamuca, Mel Lewis, Joe Mondragon, Bill Perkins, Al Porcino, Bud Shank)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Art of the ballad - Art Pepper (1998)

    • Members: George Cables (RIP: Art Pepper)
    • Guests: Teressa ´Terry´ Adams, Jimmy Bond, Jimmy Cobb, Stanley Cowell, Vincent DeRosa, Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Holman, Cecil McBee, George Mraz, Dick Nash, Jack Sheldon, Joe Tarantino (RIP: Frank Butler, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Paul Chambers, Dolo Coker, Med Flory, Red Garland, Herb Geller, Pete Jolly, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Wynton Kelly, Mel Lewis, Warne Marsh, Joe Mondragon, Marty Paich, Bill Perkins, Howard Roberts, Ben Tucker)
    • Producer: Ed Michel
    Other info on members of Art Pepper Group (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (6):Carl Burnett, George Cables, Charlie Haden, Art Pepper, Bobby Shew, Terry Trotter
    Not enough info (1):David Williams
    Anthony Perkins Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Tony Perkins - Tony Perkins (1957)

    • Members: (RIP: Anthony Perkins)
    • Guests: Buddy Clark (RIP: Don Fagerquist, Herb Geller, Mel Lewis, Marty Paich, Bill Perkins, Howard Roberts)
    Other info on members of Anthony Perkins Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Anthony Perkins
    Baden Powell Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Grandezza on guitar - Baden Powell ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Baden Powell)
    • Guests: Eberhard Weber (RIP: Herb Geller)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1971.
    Other info on members of Baden Powell Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Baden Powell
    Howard Roberts Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Mr Roberts plays guitar - Howard Roberts (1957)

    • Members: (RIP: Howard Roberts)
    • Guests: Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Holman, Harry Klee, Alvin Stoller (RIP: Bob Cooper, Herb Geller, Pete Jolly, Red Mitchell, Joe Morello, Red Norvo, Marty Paich, Ben Tucker, Gerald Wiggins)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
    • Technical: Val Valentin
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1956, November 1956 and January 1957.
    Other info on members of Howard Roberts Group (I know up to 18 members)
    Already covered (2):Larry Bunker, John Guerin
    To be covered (4):Chuck Berghofer, Steve Bohannon, Dave Grusin, Howard Roberts
    Not enough info (12):Earl Baker, Henry Cain, Janice Campbell, Alfreeda Davidson, Melvin Edmondson, Robert Holt, Ella Mitchell, Kim Roberts, Marcel Smith, Betty Volenec, Beavris Whitehead, Barbara Young
    Jimmy Rowles Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Weather in a jazz vane - Jimmy Rowles Sextet ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Jimmy Rowles)
    • Guests: Bill Holman (RIP: Herb Geller)
    Other info on members of Jimmy Rowles Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Jimmy Rowles
    Jack Sheldon Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Jack´s groove - Jack Sheldon (1961)

    • Members: Jack Sheldon
    • Guests: Buddy Clark, Vincent DeRosa, Lennie Niehaus, Billy Root (RIP: Chet Baker, Red Callender, Conte Candoli, Herb Geller, Pete Jolly, Harold Land, Mel Lewis, Art Pepper, Stu Williamson)
    Other info on members of Jack Sheldon Orchestra (I know up to 3 members)
    Already covered (1):Jake Hanna
    To be covered (2):Jack Sheldon, Dave Tull
    Tom Talbert Group  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Bix, Duke, Fats - Tom Talbert (1956)

    • Members: (RIP: Tom Talbert + Danny Bank, Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd, Jimmy Cleveland, Osie Johnson, Joe Wilder)
    • Guests: Frank Rehak (RIP: Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Eddie Costa, Barry Galbraith, Herb Geller, Freddie Green, Jimmy Hamilton, Philly Joe Jones, Oscar Pettiford, Gene Quill, Dave Schildkraut, Clark Terry, Nick Travis)
    Other info on members of Tom Talbert Group (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (4):Hal McKusick, Art Pepper, Gene Roland, Tom Talbert
    Not enough info (2):Wes Hensel, Dodo Marmarosa
    Tollhouse  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Tollhouse - Tollhouse (1978)

    • Guests: Ian Cussick, Jean-Jacques Kravetz (RIP: Herb Geller)
    Louis Van Dyke Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Happy samba - Louis Van Dyke (1993)

    • Guests: Urbie Green, Toots Thielemans (RIP: Herb Geller, Dizzy Gillespie, Mark Murphy, Dave Pike)
    Other info on members of Louis Van Dyke Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Louis Van Dyke
    Thilo Von Westernhagen Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Sunbeam - Thilo Von Westernhagen (1979)

  • Other info on members of Thilo Von Westernhagen Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Thilo Von Westernhagen
    Dinah Washington Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Blue gardenia - songs of love - Dinah Washington (1995)

    • Members: Jimmy Cobb (RIP: Dinah Washington + Wynton Kelly, Max Roach)
    • Guests: Gus Chappell, Chuck Gentry, Benny Golson, Urbie Green, Quincy Jones, Ray Linn, Junior Mance, Anthony Ortega, Doc Severinsen (RIP: Georgie Auld, Danny Bank, Clifford Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, Maynard Ferguson, Barry Galbraith, Herb Geller, Bernie Glow, Conrad Gozzo, Al Hendrickson, Skeets Herfurt, Quentin Jackson, Osie Johnson, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Maxwell, Hal McKusick, Cecil Payne, Paul Quinichette, Jerome Richardson, Frank Rosolino, Babe Russin, Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry, Lucky Thompson, Nick Travis, Ernie Wilkins, Si Zentner)
    • Comments: Recorded between August 1954 and September 1961.
  • 1954 - Dinah Washington ( - )

    • Members: Jimmy Cobb (RIP: Dinah Washington + Wynton Kelly, Max Roach, Ed Thigpen)
    • Guests: Candido Camero, Junior Mance (RIP: George Barnes, Clifford Brown, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Jackie Davis, Maynard Ferguson, Barry Galbraith, Herb Geller, Rick Henderson, Harold Land, Paul Quinichette, Clark Terry)
    Other info on members of Dinah Washington Band (I know up to 20 members)
    Already covered (1):Al Harewood
    To be covered (14):Art Blakey, Patti Bown, Sonny Clark, Jimmy Cobb, Johnny Griffith, Percy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Melba Liston, Blue Mitchell, Max Roach, Ed Shaughnessy, Sahib Shihab, Ed Thigpen, Paul West
    Not enough info (5):Keeter Betts, Al Jones, Harold Ousley, Dinah Washington, Larry Wildrice
    Ruth Young Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • This is always - Ruth Young (June 2005)

  • Other info on members of Ruth Young Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Ruth Young

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