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Friday, 30 September 2011

Frank Foster (sax)

BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
Wilberforce Collegians   
Snooky Young Group [1949] 
Count Basie Orchestra [Jul 53-1953]44 albums + 2 compilations
Billie Holiday Group [Sep 54] (1 gig) 
Sarah Vaughan Group [Sep 54] (1 gig)4 albums + 2 compilations
Count Basie Orchestra (again) [1954-1964] 
Frank Foster Group  23 albums
Ernestine Anderson Group  1 album
Woody Herman Orchestra   
Lloyd Price Band   
Duke Pearson Orchestra  3 albums
Peter Duchin Group   
Count Basie Orchestra (again)   
Sarah Vaughan Group (again)   
Lionel Hampton Group  1 album
Elvin Jones Group [Sep 70-1974]15 albums
Buddy Rich Orchestra [1975] 
Oliver Nelson Orchestra [1975] 
Red Fox [1975] 
Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra  2 albums
George Coleman Group [1976] 
Elvin Jones Group (again) [1978] 
Living Color   
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra [1981]1 album + 1 compilation
Two Franks [1983] 
Jimmy Smith Group [1985] 
Count Basie Orchestra (again) [Jun 86-Jul 95] 
George Benson Band [1991]4 albums
Frank Foster Group (again)   
Frank Sinatra Band  2 albums
Clark Terry Group   
Benny Goodman Group   
Johnny Richards Orchestra   
Diane Schuur Group   

BIOGRAPHY:

Great sax player and bandleader, he was born Frank Benjamin Foster III in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on September 23rd, 1928. He started playing clarinet and sax at school (although he has also used flute and piano in his career).


WILBERFORCE COLLEGIANS


Frank Foster played with Wilberforce Collegians:

WILBERFORCE COLLEGIANS #?
?
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Wilberforce Collegians (I know up to 2 members)
Already covered (1): Snooky Young


SNOOKY YOUNG GROUP


Around August 1949, Frank Foster joins Snooky Young Group:

SNOOKY YOUNG GROUP #1
1949
Snooky Young
trumpet
Slam Stewart
bass
James McCarthy
piano
Charlie White
sax
Bill Johnson
trombone
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Snooky Young Group (I know up to 6 members)
Already covered (1): Snooky Young

Then, he moved to Chicago in 1949, playing sometime later (1951) with Wardell Gray.


COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA


In July 1953, he joined Count Basie Orchestra (replacing Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis - although he rejoined the orchestra in 1957, now playing side by side with Foster), where he spent many years, not only as a player but as a skilled arranger and composer.

This was the Count Basie Orchestra when Frank Foster joined in July 1953:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1953
Count Basie
piano
Freddie Green
guitar
Gene Ramey
bass
Reunald Jones
trumpet
Wendell Culley
trumpet
Joe Newman
trumpet
Paul Campbell
trumpet
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Johnny Mandel
trombone
Ernie Wilkins
sax
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Frank Wess
flute, sax
Gus Johnson
drums

Sometime around 1953, Eddie Jones replaced Gene Ramey on bass in Count Basie Orchestra:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1953
Count Basie
piano
Freddie Green
guitar
Eddie Jones
bass
Reunald Jones
trumpet
Wendell Culley
trumpet
Joe Newman
trumpet
Paul Campbell
trumpet
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Johnny Mandel
trombone
Ernie Wilkins
sax
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Frank Wess
flute, sax
Gus Johnson
drums


BILLIE HOLIDAY GROUP


In September 1954, a special concert was held at the Carnegie Hall. Billie Holiday was backed by the Count Basie Orchestra (minus Basie):

BILLIE HOLIDAY GROUP #?
Sep 1954
Billie Holiday
vocals
Carl Drinkard
piano
+
Freddie Green
guitar
Eddie Jones
bass
Thad Jones
trumpet
Joe Newman
trumpet
Wendell Culley
trumpet
Reunald Jones
trumpet
Frank Wess
sax, flute
Ernie Wilkins
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Bill Hughes
trombone
Gus Johnson
drums

Some tracks from that concert appear in the album The Birdland All Stars live at Carnegie Hall, released in 1975.

Other info on members of Billie Holiday Group (I know up to 20 members)
To be covered (18): Henry Coker, Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Chico Hamilton, Billie Holiday, Bill Hughes, Gus Johnson, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Tony Scott, Mal Waldron, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins


SARAH VAUGHAN GROUP


In September 1954, a special concert was held at the Carnegie Hall. Sarah Vaughan was backed by her musicians, augmented by the Count Basie Orchestra:

SARAH VAUGHAN GROUP #?
Sep 1954
Sarah Vaughan
vocals
Joe Benjamin
bass
Jimmy Jones
piano
Roy Haynes
drums
+
Thad Jones
trumpet
Joe Newman
trumpet
Wendell Culley
trumpet
Reunald Jones
trumpet
Frank Wess
sax, flute
Ernie Wilkins
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Bill Hughes
trombone

Some tracks from that concert appear in the album The Birdland All Stars live at Carnegie Hall, released in 1975.

Other info on members of Sarah Vaughan Group (I know up to 25 members)
To be covered (20): Walter Booker, Patti Bown, Jimmy Cobb, Henry Coker, Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Roy Haynes, Bill Hughes, Harold Jones, Jimmy Jones, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Waymon Reed, Marshall Royal, Andy Simpkins, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins, Buster Williams


COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA


As it always happen with jazz orchestras, it´s absolutely impossible trying to trace every lineup they had. So I´ve made my best to include as many different band configurations as I can. Any additional info would be very welcomed.

This was the Count Basie Orchestra around September 1954:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1954
Count Basie
piano
Freddie Green
guitar
Eddie Jones
bass
Thad Jones
trumpet
Reunald Jones
trumpet
Wendell Culley
trumpet
Joe Newman
trumpet
Bill Hughes
trombone
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Ernie Wilkins
sax
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Frank Wess
flute, sax
Gus Johnson
drums

This was the Count Basie Orchestra that recorded the live album Basie in London in September 1956:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1956
Count Basie
piano
Joe Williams
vocals
Freddie Green
guitar
Eddie Jones
bass
Thad Jones
trumpet
Reunald Jones
trumpet
Wendell Culley
trumpet
Joe Newman
trumpet
Matthew Gee
trombone
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Bill Graham
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Frank Wess
flute, sax
Sonny Payne
drums

This was the Count Basie Orchestra that appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1957:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1957
Count Basie
piano
Joe Williams
vocals
Freddie Green
guitar
Eddie Jones
bass
Thad Jones
trumpet
Reunald Jones
trumpet
Wendell Culley
trumpet
Joe Newman
trumpet
Bill Hughes
trombone
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Bill Graham
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Frank Wess
flute, sax
Sonny Payne
drums

This concert was featured in the live album At Newport, featuring guest appearances by some old members: Jimmy Rushing (vocals), Lester Young (sax), Illinois Jacquet (sax) and Jo Jones (drums), as well as Roy Eldridge (trumpet).

This was the Count Basie Orchestra in November 1957:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1957
Count Basie
piano
Freddie Green
guitar
Eddie Jones
bass
Thad Jones
trumpet
Snooky Young
trumpet
Wendell Culley
trumpet
Joe Newman
trumpet
Al Grey
trombone
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis
sax
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Frank Wess
sax, flute
Sonny Payne
drums

Years later, a live album was released, Autumn in Paris, recorded that same month.

This was the Count Basie Orchestra in 1959:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1959
Count Basie
piano
Freddie Green
guitar
Eddie Jones
bass
Thad Jones
trumpet
Snooky Young
trumpet
Wendell Culley
trumpet
Joe Newman
trumpet
Al Grey
trombone
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Frank Wess
flute, sax
Sonny Payne
drums

This was the Count Basie Orchestra around March 1960:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1960
Count Basie
piano
Joe Williams
vocals
Freddie Green
guitar
Eddie Jones
bass
Thad Jones
trumpet
Snooky Young
trumpet
Sonny Cohn
trumpet
Joe Newman
trumpet
Al Grey
trombone
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Frank Foster
sax, clarinet
Billy Mitchell
sax
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Frank Wess
flute, sax
Sonny Payne
drums

This was the Count Basie Orchestra that recorded the live album Live at Birdland in July 1961:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1961
Count Basie
piano
Freddie Green
guitar
Eddie Jones
bass
Thad Jones
trumpet
Snooky Young
trumpet
Wendell Culley
trumpet
Lennie Johnson
trumpet
Quentin Jackson
trombone
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Budd Johnson
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Frank Wess
flute, sax
Sonny Payne
drums

This was the Count Basie Orchestra that appears in the live DVD Live in ´62 in Sweden:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1962
Count Basie
piano
Irene Reid
vocals
Freddie Green
guitar
Eddie Jones
bass
Thad Jones
trumpet
Snooky Young
trumpet
Albert Aarons
trumpet
Sonny Cohn
trumpet
Quentin Jackson
trombone
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Eric Dixon
sax
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Frank Wess
flute, sax
Sonny Payne
drums

This was the Count Basie Orchestra around May 1962:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1962
Count Basie
piano
Joe Williams
vocals
Irene Reid
vocals
Freddie Green
guitar
Eddie Jones
bass
Thad Jones
trumpet
Snooky Young
trumpet
Sonny Cohn
trumpet
Albert Aarons
trumpet
Quentin Jackson
trombone
Benny Powell
trombone
Henry Coker
trombone
Frank Foster
sax, clarinet
Marshall Royal
sax, clarinet
Charlie Fowlkes
sax
Eric Dixon
sax, flute
Frank Wess
flute, sax
Sonny Payne
drums

In 1964 Frank Foster appears with the Count Basie Orchestra in the movie Sex and the single girl. Also on Cinderfella.

And in the summer of 1964, he left Basie to form his own orchestra.

Other info on members of Count Basie Orchestra (I know up to 167 members)
Already covered (1): Snooky Young
To be covered (165): ...


FRANK FOSTER BIG BAND


When Frank Foster left Count Basie Orchestra, he formed his own Frank Foster Big Band, with Elvin Jones on drums:

FRANK FOSTER GROUP #?
?
Elvin Jones
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!


AND THEN...


Then, Frank Foster also played for Ernestine Anderson, Woody Herman, Lloyd Price, Duke Pearson, Peter Duchin, but can´t find info about periods and lineups.


ERNESTINE ANDERSON GROUP


For a while, Frank Foster played with Ernestine Anderson, appearing in some of her albums, but can´t find the complete info:

ERNESTINE ANDERSON GROUP #?
?
Ernestine Anderson
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Ernestine Anderson Group (I know up to 5 members)
Already covered (2): Jake Hanna, Hank Jones
To be covered (1): Ray Brown


WOODY HERMAN ORCHESTRA


I haven´t any other data, but Frank Foster played in Woody Herman Orchestra for a while:

WOODY HERMAN ORCHESTRA #?
?
Woody Herman
clarinet, sax, vocals
+ many others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Woody Herman Orchestra (I know up to 161 members)
Already covered (3): Nat Adderley, Monty Budwig, Jake Hanna
To be covered (157): ...


LLOYD PRICE BAND


Frank Foster also played with Lloyd Price:

LLOYD PRICE BAND #?
?
Lloyd Price
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Lloyd Price Band (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Red Young


DUKE PEARSON ORCHESTRA


Frank Foster was part of the Duke Pearson Orchestra, appearing in a few albums:

DUKE PEARSON ORCHESTRA #
Duke Pearson
keyboards, leader
Marvin Stamm
trumpet
+ others unknown to me. Help!

But I haven´t any other info about other players.

Other info on members of Duke Pearson Orchestra (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): Flora Purim, Marvin Stamm


PETER DUCHIN GROUP


And again, I can´t find any complete info about Frank Foster´s stay in Peter Duchin group:

PETER DUCHIN GROUP #?
?
Peter Duchin
+ others unknown to me. Help!



COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA


Then, he rejoined Count Basie Orchestra, but I still have to find this info.


SARAH VAUGHAN GROUP


And then, Frank Foster joined Sarah Vaughan Group, appearing and arranging some of her beautiful albums:

SARAH VAUGHAN GROUP #?
?
Sarah Vaughan
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Sarah Vaughan Group (I know up to 25 members)
To be covered (20): Walter Booker, Patti Bown, Jimmy Cobb, Henry Coker, Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Roy Haynes, Bill Hughes, Harold Jones, Jimmy Jones, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Waymon Reed, Marshall Royal, Andy Simpkins, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins, Buster Williams


LIONEL HAMPTON GROUP


This was the lineup for Lionel Hampton Group that appeared at Newport Jazz Festival in July 1967:

LIONEL HAMPTON GROUP #?
1967
Lionel Hampton
vibraphone, piano, vocals
Billy Mackel
guitar
George Duvivier
bass
Milt Buckner
piano
John Spruill Jr
piano
Snooky Young
trumpet
Wallace Davenport
trumpet
Joe Newman
trumpet
Jimmy Nottingham
trumpet
Illinois Jacquet
sax
Jerome Richardson
sax
George Dorsey
sax
David Young
sax
Ed Pazant
sax
Benny Powell
trombone
Garnett Brown
trombone
Al Grey
trombone
Britt Woodman
trombone
Alan Dawson
drums
Steve Little
drums

A live album was released from that performance, Newport uproar.

Other info on members of Lionel Hampton Group (I know up to 59 members)
Already covered (2): Nat Adderley, Snooky Young
To be covered (37): ...


AND THEN...


Frank played in European local groups in 1968, until joining Elvin Jones.


ELVIN JONES GROUP


In September 1970, Frank Foster joined Elvin Jones, although they had already played together, both in albums and concerts.

ELVIN JONES GROUP #?
Sep 70-?
Elvin Jones
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Frank stayed on and off with Elvin until 1974 (rejoining later, as we´re going to read).


BUDDY RICH ORCHESTRA


For a while, Frank Foster joined Buddy Rich Orchestra in 1975:

BUDDY RICH ORCHESTRA #?
1975
Buddy Rich
drums
+ many others, unknown to me. Help!

But I haven´t any other info. Help, please!

Other info on members of Buddy Rich Orchestra (I know up to 102 members)
To be covered (101): ...


OLIVER NELSON GROUP


Frank Foster played with Oliver Nelson around 1975, but can´t find more info:

OLIVER NELSON GROUP #?
1975
Oliver Nelson
arranger
+ many others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Oliver Nelson Group (I know up to 20 members)
Already covered (1): Monty Budwig
To be covered (14): Gabe Baltazar, Bobby Bryant, Billy Byers, Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Howard Johnson, Oliver Nelson, Joe Newman, Jack Nimitz, Bill Perkins, Tom Scott, Frank Strozier, Ernie Tack, Ed Thigpen


RED FOX


In 1975, Foster also played with Red Fox (along with Billy Eckstine).


THAD JONES-MEL LEWIS ORCHESTRA


Frank Foster also worked as sax and arranger for Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, touring with them. Don´t know when, but it was probaby 1976 or so... can anybody help, please?

THAD JONES-MEL LEWIS ORCHESTRA #?
?
Thad Jones
cornet
Mel Lewis
drums
+ many others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra (I know up to 54 members)
Already covered (2): Hank Jones, Snooky Young
To be covered (36): ...


GEORGE COLEMAN GROUP


This was the George Coleman Octet in August 1976:

GEORGE COLEMAN GROUP #?
1976
George Coleman
sax
Calvin Hill
bass
Harold Mabern
piano
Danny Moore
trumpet
Frank Strozier
sax
Mario Rivera
sax
Billy Higgins
drums

Other info on members of George Coleman Group (I know up to 22 members)
To be covered (12): Walter Booker, George Coleman, Junior Cook, Ray Drummond, Billy Higgins, Calvin Hill, Harold Mabern, Ronnie Mathews, Eddie Moore, Idris Muhammad, Sal Nistico, Frank Strozier


ELVIN JONES GROUP (again)


This was the mighty Elvin Jones Group around April 1978:

ELVIN JONES GROUP #?
1978
Roland Prince
guitar
Andy McCloud III
bass
Pat LaBarbera
sax
Elvin Jones
drums

Other info on members of Elvin Jones Group (I know up to 45 members)
Already covered (1): Freddie Hubbard
To be covered (43): ...

As a composer, Frank Foster wrote Lake Placid Suite, a piece in several movements for jazz orchestra, which was commissioned for the Winter Olympics of 1980.


LIVING COLOR


Frank Foster formed a quintet with Charlie Persip, called Living Color:

FRANK FOSTER GROUP #?
?
Charlie Persip
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!


DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA


In February 1981, Dizzy Gillespie plays a special concert at the Avery Fisher Hall in New York, with some of his musicians and friends, under different configurations. This is the complete list of musicians:

DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA #?
1981
Dizzy Gillespie
trumpet
Jon Hendricks
vocals
George Davis
guitar
George Duvivier
bass
Paul West
bass
Roland Hanna
piano
John Lewis
piano
Jon Faddis
trumpet
Victor Paz
trumpet
Marvin Stamm
trumpet
Joe Wilder
trumpet
Paquito D´Rivera
sax
Gerry Mulligan
sax
Frank Wess
sax
Jimmy Heath
sax
Pepper Adams
sax
Curtis Fuller
trombone
Benny Powell
trombone
Melba Liston
trombone
Janice Robinson
trombone
Milt Jackson
vibraphone
Candido Camero
percussion
Max Roach
drums
Grady Tate
drums

A live DVD was released from that concert, Dizzy´s Gillespie Dream Band.


TWO FRANKS


In 1983, Foster and Frank Wess teamed as a quintet (usually called Two Franks), recording a couple of albums.

FRANK FOSTER GROUP #?
?
Frank Wess
sax, flute
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Frank Foster Group (I know up to 23 members)
To be covered (8): Roy Burrowes, Sylvia Cuenca, Derrick Gardner, Frank Greene, Elvin Jones, Earl May, Danny Mixon, Frank Wess


JIMMY SMITH GROUP


Frank Foster toured Europe as a member of Jimmy Smith Quintet in 1985:

JIMMY SMITH GROUP #?
1985
Jimmy Smith
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Jimmy Smith Group (I know up to 18 members)
To be covered (9): Michael Baker, Kenny Burrell, Sherman Ferguson, Johnny Griffin, Billy Hart, Dave King, Jim Mullen, Jimmy Smith, Phil Upchurch


AND THEN...


After some more ventures, he led his own band (called Loud Minority Big Band) which he kept under different configurations until June 1986.


COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA (again)


In June 1986 he came back to lead the Count Basie Orchestra (a task that had been done till then by Thad Jones who had to leave due to poor health - he sadly passed aways just two months later) for 9 years. He won two Grammy awards for that (albums by Diane Schuur and George Benson), as well as two more Grammy nominations.

This was the Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Frank Foster, in February 1992:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1992
Frank Foster
sax, director
Charlton Johnson
guitar
Cleveland Eaton
bass
George Caldwell
piano
Mike Williams
trumpet
Derrick Gardner
trumpet
Milton Shakir Mustafa
trumpet
Bob Ojeda
trumpet
Mel Wanzo
trombone
Clarence Banks
trombone
Bob Trowers
trombone
Bill Hughes
trombone
Danny Turner
sax
Manny Boyd
sax, flute
Kenny Hing
sax, flute
Doug Miller
sax, flute
John Williams
sax, clarinet
David Gibson
drums

They released the live album Live at El Morocco.

And this was the Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Frank Foster, around November 1994:

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA #?
1994
Frank Foster
sax, director
Chris Murrell
vocals
Charlton Johnson
guitar
Cleveland Eaton
bass
George Caldwell
piano
Derrick Gardner
trumpet
William ´Scotty´ Barnhart
trumpet
Bob Ojeda
trumpet
Mel Wanzo
trombone
Clarence Banks
trombone
Bob Trowers
trombone
Bill Hughes
trombone
Danny Turner
sax
Manny Boyd
sax, flute
Kenny Hing
sax, flute
Doug Miller
sax, flute
John Williams
sax, clarinet
David Gibson
drums


GEORGE BENSON BAND


George Benson played with The Count Basie Orchestra at Montreux Festival in July 1991:

GEORGE BENSON BAND #?
1991
George Benson
guitar, vocals
Frank Foster
sax, leader, arranger
Stanley Banks
bass
Cleveland Eaton
bass
Charlton Johnson
bass
George Caldwell
piano
Thom Hall
keyboards
Dave Witham
keyboards
Derrick Gardner
trumpet, flugelhorn
Bob Ojeda
trumpet, flugelhorn
Mike Williams
trumpet, flugelhorn
Milton Shakir Mustafa
sax, flugelhorn
Kenny Hing
sax, flute
Manny Boyd
sax, flute
Doug Miller
sax, flute
Danny Turner
sax, piccolo
John Williams
sax, clarinet
Bill Hughes
trombone
Mel Wanzo
trombone
Bob Trowers
trombone
Clarence Banks
trombone
Gerry Brown
drums
David Gibson
drums

Other info on members of George Benson Band (I know up to 54 members)
To be covered (53): ...


LOUD MINORITY BIG BAND


He left Count Basie Orchestra in July 1995, and resumed his own different bands, Loud Minority Big Band, The Non-Electric Company, and Swing Plus.

This is the lineup for Frank Foster Loud Minority Big Band that recorded the live album We do it diff´rent in June 2002:

FRANK FOSTER GROUP #?
2002
Frank Foster
arranger, leader
Earl May
bass
Danny Mixon
piano
Frank Greene
trumpet
Derrick Gardner
trumpet
Cecil Bridgewater
trumpet
Jeremy Pelt
trumpet
Kenyatta Beasley
trumpet
Joe Ford
sax
Bruce Williams
sax
Bill Saxton
sax
Keith Loftis
sax
James Stewart
sax
Vincent Gardner
trombone
Clark Gaton
trombone
Stafford Hunter
trombone
Bill Lowe
trombone, tuba
Sylvia Cuenca
drums

Other info on members of Frank Foster Group (I know up to 23 members)
To be covered (8): Roy Burrowes, Sylvia Cuenca, Derrick Gardner, Frank Greene, Elvin Jones, Earl May, Danny Mixon, Frank Wess

And now, I mention more bands and orchestras where Frank Foster has played, but I haven´t any clue about periods, lineups, etc. Help here, please!


FRANK SINATRA BAND


Frank Foster also toured with Frank Sinatra:

FRANK SINATRA BAND #?
?
Frank Sinatra
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Frank Sinatra Band (I know up to 49 members)
Already covered (1): Jimmy Wyble
To be covered (37): ...


CLARK TERRY GROUP


Frank Foster toured with Clark Terry:

CLARK TERRY GROUP #?
?
Clark Terry
trumpet
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Clark Terry Group (I know up to 31 members)
Already covered (1): Jake Hanna
To be covered (19): Dave Bargeron, Richard Boone, Bob Brookmeyer, Barry Cooper, Bobby Durham, Jimmy Heath, Conrad Herwig, Milt Jackson, Roger Kellaway, Arnie Lawrence, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Joe Pass, Michel Petrucciani, Grady Tate, Clark Terry, Mike Vax, Ernie Wilkins, Jimmy Wilkins, Richard Williams


BENNY GOODMAN GROUP


Frank Foster also played in Benny Goodman Group:

BENNY GOODMAN GROUP #?
?
Benny Goodman
clarinet, leader
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Benny Goodman Group (I know up to 58 members)
Already covered (4): Milt Bernhart, Monty Budwig, Hank Jones, Jimmy Wyble
To be covered (31): ...


JOHNNY RICHARDS ORCHESTRA


Frank Foster was a member of Johnny Richards Orchestra:

JOHNNY RICHARDS ORCHESTRA #?
?
Johnny Richards
trumpet
+ others unknown to me. Help!

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DIANE SCHUUR GROUP


Diane Schuur made a tour with the Count Basie Orchestra, featuring Frank Foster:

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In 2001, Frank Foster suffered a stroke that affected his left side, and couldn´t play sax anymore, but then, he concentrated on composing and arranging, as well as leading bands.

After a long period of ill health, Frank Foster passed away on July 26th, 2011 at his home in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA, due to complications from kidney failure. He was 82. What a great music he has given us...

DISCOGRAPHY: (169 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

OWN ALBUMS (25 credits)
  • New faces, new sounds - Frank Foster (1954)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: (RIP: Kenny Clarke, Percy Heath, Benny Powell)
  • Sax talk - James Moody - Frank Foster (1954)

  • No Count - Frank Foster (1956)

    • Members: Frank Wess (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Kenny Burrell, Eddie Jones (RIP: Kenny Clarke, Henry Coker, Benny Powell)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Two Franks please! - Frank - Frank Wess Foster (1957)

    • Members: Ronnell Bright, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Frank Foster, Benny Powell)
    • Guests: Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Gus Johnson (RIP: Kenny Clarke, Henry Coker)
  • Good ´n´ groovy - Joe Newman with Frank Foster (1961)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster, Joe Newman)
    • Guests: Eddie Jones (RIP: Tommy Flanagan)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Basie is our boss - Frank Foster (1963)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Albert Aarons, Buddy Catlett, Eric Dixon (RIP: Phil Thomas)
    • Comments: Recorded in February 1963.
  • Fearless Frank Foster - Frank Foster (12/1965)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Alan Dawson, Virgil Jones (RIP: Albert Dailey)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1965.
  • Soul outing! - Frank Foster (06/1966)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Richard Davis, Alan Dawson, Virgil Jones, Pat Rebillot
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Manhattan fever - Frank Foster (1968)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster, Earl May)
    • Guests: Garnett Brown, George Cables, Burt Collins, Bob Cranshaw, Virgil Jones, Janice Robinson, Mickey Roker, Marvin Stamm, Mickey Tucker, Buster Williams (RIP: Jimmy Cleveland, Ted Dunbar, Kenny Rogers)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna
    • Technical: 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)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: George Cables, Burt Collins, Mickey Roker, Buster Williams (RIP: Jimmy Cleveland)
  • The Loud minority - Frank Foster (1971)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Guests: Stanley Clarke, Jan Hammer, Harold Mabern, Airto Moreira, Gene Perla, Marvin Peterson (RIP: Ted Dunbar, Kenny Rogers)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Shad)
  • Here and now - Frank Foster (06/1976)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Harold Mabern, Richard Williams (RIP: Freddie Waits)
  • Shiny stockings - Frank Foster And The Loud Minority (1978)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster, Earl May)
    • Guests: Chris Albert, Virgil Jones, Janice Robinson (RIP: Babafume Akunyun, Ted Dunbar, Kenny Rogers)
  • Roots, branches and dances - Frank Foster (1978)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Ray Drummond, Al Foster (RIP: Ronnie Mathews)
  • Twelve shades of black - Frank Foster (07/1978)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster, Earl May)
    • Guests: Virgil Jones, Janice Robinson, Mickey Tucker
  • Non-electric company - Frank Foster (1979)

  • The House that love built - Frank Foster Quartet (1982)

  • Two for the blues - Frank Foster - Frank Wess (1983)

    • Members: Frank Wess (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, Marvin ´Smitty´ Smith
  • Frankly speaking - Frank Foster - Frank Wess (1984)

    • Members: Frank Wess (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, Marvin ´Smitty´ Smith (RIP: Stan Levey)
  • A Fresh taste of the blues - Frank Foster & The SDR Big Band (1996)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Marc Godfroid (RIP: Don Rader)
  • Leo rising - Frank Foster (1997)

    • Members: Derrick Gardner (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Christian McBride
  • Swing! - Frank Foster (05/1998)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster, Earl May)
    • Guests: Billy Hart, Mickey Tucker
  • Live at Feuerwache Mannheim - Frank Foster (2002)

  • We do it diff´rent - Frank Foster´s Loud Minority Big Band (04/2003)

    • Members: Sylvia Cuenca, Derrick Gardner, Frank Greene, Danny Mixon (RIP: Frank Foster, Earl May)
    • Guests: Jon Faddis
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 2002 with specials guests Jon Faddis (trumpet) and Dennis Rowland (vocals).
  • Well water - Frank Foster - The Loud Minority Band (03/2007)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones, Earl May)
    • Guests: Janice Robinson, Charles Sullivan, Mickey Tucker (RIP: Babafume Akunyun, Kenny Rogers, C I Williams)
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1977, but unreleased until 2007.
OWN COMPILATIONS (1 credit)
  • In Paris - James Moody / Frank Foster (1995)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster, James Moody)
    • Guests: Raymond Fol, Roger Guerin, Pierre Lemarchand (RIP: Pierre Michelot, Henri Renaud)
    • Comments: Separate sessions by James Moody and Frank Foster, assembled in this compilation.
ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (78 credits)
  • King of swing - Count Basie (1954)

    • Members: Paul Campbell, Henderson Chambers, Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Gus Johnson, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Johnny Mandel, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins)
    • Guests: Joe Wilder (RIP: Manny Albam, Neal Hefti)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
  • Class of ´54 - Count Basie (1954)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Gus Johnson, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins)
    • Comments: Recorded in September 1954.
  • Count Basie and the stars of Birdland - Count Basie (1955)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Frank Foster, Bill Graham, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, Joe Williams, Lester Young)
    • Guests: Roy Haynes (RIP: Don Costa, Stan Getz, Neal Hefti, Jimmy Jones, Sarah Vaughan)
    • Comments: Live recording made in February 1955 by Count Basie And His Orchestra, backing Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz and Lester Young.
  • April in Paris - Count Basie And His Orchestra (1956)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Bill Graham, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1955 and 1956.
  • Count Basie swings, Joe Williams sings - Count Basie (1956)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Bill Graham, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, Joe Williams)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
  • The Greatest!! - Count Basie - Joe Williams (1957)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Bill Graham, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Joe Williams)
  • The Atomic Mr Basie - Count Basie (1957)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Joe Williams, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: (RIP: Neal Hefti)
  • At Newport - Count Basie (1957)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Bill Graham, Illinois Jacquet, Jo Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Jimmy Rushing, Ernie Wilkins, Joe Williams, Lester Young)
    • Guests: (RIP: Roy Eldridge)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
    • Comments: Recorded live in July 1957. CD reissue contains 5 bonus tracks.
  • One o´clock jump - Ella - Count Basie - Joe Williams Fitzgerald (1957)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Foster, Bill Graham, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, Joe Williams)
    • Guests: (RIP: Edgar Sampson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
  • No Count Sarah - Sarah Vaughan (1958)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Frank Wess (RIP: Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Sarah Vaughan)
    • Guests: Ronnell Bright, Richard Davis, Freddie Green, Johnny Mandel (RIP: Al Grey, Billy Mitchell, Sonny Payne, Snooky Young)
    • Producer: (RIP: Richard Seidel, Jack Tracy)
    • Comments: Recording of Sarah Vaughan with the Count Basie Orchestra (minus Count Basie, hence the title).
  • Sing along with Basie - Joe Williams - Dave Lambert - Jon Hendricks - Annie Ross (1958)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Joe Williams, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: Jon Hendricks
  • Count Basie and his orchestra swings, Tony Bennett sings - Basie / Bennett (11/1958)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 1 bonus track.
  • Basie/Eckstine incorporated - Basie/Eckstine (1959)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, George Duvivier, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Billy Eckstine, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Budd Johnson, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: Quincy Jones
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna
    • Comments: Recorded in May 1959.
  • One more time - Count Basie (1959)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
  • In person! - Tony Bennett - Count Basie And His Orchestra (1959)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: Candido Camero
    • Producer: (RIP: Al Ham, Mitch Miller)
    • Technical: Cliff Morris
  • Everyday I have the blues - Joe Williams - Count Basie And His Orchestra (1959)

    • Members: Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, Joe Williams, Snooky Young)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna
  • Chairman of the board - Count Basie (04/1959)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, Snooky Young)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1959.
  • Breakfast dance and barbecue - Count Basie And His Orchestra Featuring Joe Williams (09/1959)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, Joe Williams, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: (RIP: Neal Hefti, Nat Pierce)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna
    • Comments: Recorded live in May 1959. CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
  • Hall of fame - Count Basie And His Orchestra (11/1959)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Bill Graham, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
  • Moanin´, moanin´, moanin´ - Ernestine Anderson (1960)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster, Hank Jones)
    • Guests: Charlie Fowlkes, Frank Wess (RIP: Henry Coker, Al Grey, Milt Hinton, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Ernie Royal, Marshall Royal, Nick Travis, Snooky Young)
  • Kansas City suite - Count Basie & His Orchestra (1960)

    • Members: Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
  • The Legend - Count Basie & His Orchestra (1961)

    • Members: Albert Aarons, Charlie Fowlkes, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Quentin Jackson, Budd Johnson, Thad Jones, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: (RIP: Benny Carter)
  • Basie at Birdland - Count Basie (1961)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Freddie Green, Lennie Johnson, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Quentin Jackson, Budd Johnson, Thad Jones, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
    • Comments: Recorded live in July 1961.
  • First time! The Count meets the Duke - Duke Ellington and Count Basie (1961)

    • Members: Andrew ´Fats´ Ford, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess, Sam Woodyard (RIP: Cat Anderson, Count Basie, Aaron Bell, Lawrence Brown, Harry Carney, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Willie Cook, Duke Ellington, Frank Foster, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Quentin Jackson, Budd Johnson, Ray Nance, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Russell Procope, Marshall Royal, Billy Strayhorn, Juan Tizol, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: (RIP: Thad Jones)
    • Producer: (RIP: Teo Macero)
  • Count Basie - Sarah Vaughan - Count Basie - Sarah Vaughan (1962)

    • Members: Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Sarah Vaughan, Ernie Wilkins, Joe Williams, Snooky Young)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna
  • Live in Sweden - Count Basie (1962)

    • Members: Albert Aarons, Buddy Catlett, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Irene Reid, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Quentin Jackson, Thad Jones, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, O C Smith)
    • Guests: (RIP: Benny Bailey, Louie Bellson)
  • Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 - Count Basie (1962)

    • Members: Eric Dixon, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Sonny Payne)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Thiele)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Elvin! - Elvin Jones (1962)

  • Sinatra-Basie - an historic musical first - Frank Sinatra (1962)

    • Members: Albert Aarons, Buddy Catlett, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Frank Sinatra)
    • Guests: Al Porcino
  • On my way & shoutin´ again! - Count Basie And His Orchestra (1963)

    • Members: Albert Aarons, Buddy Catlett, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Grover Mitchell, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal)
    • Guests: (RIP: Neal Hefti, Ernie Royal)
  • This time by Basie - Count Basie And His Orchestra (1963)

    • Members: Albert Aarons, Buddy Catlett, Henderson Chambers, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Wallace Davenport, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Grover Mitchell, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal)
    • Guests: Urbie Green, Quincy Jones, Sam Noto (RIP: Louie Bellson, Billy Byers)
    • Technical: Lee Herschberg
  • Li´l ol´ groovemaker - Count Basie (1963)

    • Members: Albert Aarons, Buddy Catlett, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Grover Mitchell, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Don Rader, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: Urbie Green, Quincy Jones
    • Technical: Phil Ramone
  • On the sunny side of the street - Ella & Basie (1963)

    • Members: Albert Aarons, Buddy Catlett, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Foster, Grover Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Don Rader, Marshall Royal)
    • Guests: Urbie Green, Quincy Jones
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
  • Basie land - Count Basie (1964)

    • Members: Albert Aarons, Buddy Catlett, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Grover Mitchell, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Don Rader, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: Urbie Green (RIP: Billy Byers)
  • It might as well be swing - Frank Sinatra - Count Basie (1964)

    • Members: Albert Aarons, Henderson Chambers, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Emil Richards, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Wallace Davenport, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Frank Foster, Grover Mitchell, Sonny Payne, Don Rader, Marshall Royal, Frank Sinatra)
    • Guests: Israel Baker, James Getzoff, Quincy Jones, Edgar Lustgarten, Al Porcino, Ken Shroyer, Paul Shure, Gerald Vinci (RIP: Marshall Sosson)
    • Technical: Lee Herschberg
  • Viva! Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan (1964)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster, Benny Powell, Sarah Vaughan)
    • Guests: Wayne Andre, George Duvivier, Paul Faulise, Bob James, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, David Nadien, Gene Orloff, Bill Watrous (RIP: Willie Bobo, Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Bobby Donaldson, Barry Galbraith, Jerome Richardson, Kai Winding, Britt Woodman)
    • Producer: Quincy Jones
  • Frankly Basie - Count Basie (1965)

    • Members: Albert Aarons, Buddy Catlett, Henderson Chambers, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Bobby Plater, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Wallace Davenport, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Grover Mitchell, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Don Rader, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: Urbie Green, Sam Noto (RIP: Billy Byers, Irv Cottler)
    • Comments: Recorded in two different sessions in April 1963 and January 1965. CD reissue contains 3 bonus tracks.
  • Sarah Vaughan sings the Mancini songbook - Sarah Vaughan (1965)

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Foster, Benny Powell, Sarah Vaughan)
    • Guests: Wayne Andre, George Duvivier, Emanuel Green, Bill Holman, Bob James, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff (RIP: Billy Byers, Bobby Donaldson, Robert Farnon, Barry Galbraith, Jerome Richardson, Bud Shank, Britt Woodman)
    • Producer: Quincy Jones (RIP: Richard Seidel)
  • Newport uproar - Lionel Hampton (1967)

    • Members: Garnett Brown, George Duvivier, David Young (RIP: Wallace Davenport, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Lionel Hampton, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Benny Powell, Jerome Richardson, Britt Woodman, Snooky Young)
  • Introducing Duke Pearson´s Big Band - Duke Pearson Big Band (1967)

    • Members: Marvin Stamm (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Randy Brecker, Garnett Brown, Burt Collins, Bob Cranshaw, Julian Priester, Mickey Roker, Kenny Rupp, Joseph J Shepley, Lew Tabackin (RIP: Pepper Adams, Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Heavy sounds - Elvin Jones & Richard Davis (1968)

    • Members: Richard Davis (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Thiele)
  • Now hear this! - Duke Pearson (1969)

    • Members: Marvin Stamm (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Randy Brecker, Garnett Brown, Burt Collins, Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker, Kenny Rupp, Joseph J Shepley, Lew Tabackin (RIP: Pepper Adams, Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell)
  • Count Basie on The Beatles - Count Basie (1970)

    • Members: Gene Coe, Wendell Culley, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Eddie Jones, Harold Jones, Norman Keenan, Bobby Plater, Waymon Reed, Mel Wanzo, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Grover Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Joe Williams, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: Luis Gasca (RIP: Bob Florence, Neal Hefti)
  • Coalition - Elvin Jones (1970)

    • Members: George Coleman (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Guests: Candido Camero
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1970.
  • I don´t care who knows it - Duke Pearson (1970)

    • Members: Flora Purim (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Burt Collins, Bob Cranshaw, Alexander Gafa, Bobby Hutcherson, Airto Moreira, Mickey Roker, Kenny Rupp, Lew Tabackin, Ralph Towner
  • Genesis - Elvin Jones (1971)

    • Members: Joe Farrell, Dave Liebman, Gene Perla (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
  • Merry-go-round - Elvin Jones (1971)

    • Members: Joe Farrell, Steve Grossman, Dave Liebman, Gene Perla (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Guests: Chick Corea, Jan Hammer, Yoshiaki Masuo (RIP: Pepper Adams, Don Alias)
    • Comments: Recorded in two sessions in February 1971 and December 1971.
  • At this point in time - Elvin Jones (1973)

    • Members: Steve Grossman, Gene Perla (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Guests: Candido Camero, Jan Hammer, Warren Smith (RIP: Pepper Adams, Cornell Dupree)
  • Body talk - George Benson (1974)

    • Members: George Benson, Earl Klugh (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Jon Faddis, John Gatchell, Gary King, Harold Mabern, Waymon Reed
  • New agenda - Elvin Jones (1975)

    • Members: Joe Farrell, Steve Grossman, Gene Perla, Roland Prince (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Candido Camero, Azar Lawrence
    • Technical: (RIP: David Baker)
  • Elvin Jones live - The Town Hall - Elvin Jones (1975)

    • Members: Joe Farrell, Gene Perla (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Guests: Chick Corea
    • Comments: Recorded live in 1971, but released in 1975.
  • Suite for pops - Thad Jones-Mel Lewis (1975)

    • Members: Eddie Bert, Eddie Daniels, Richard Davis, Jerry Dodgion, Jon Faddis, Billy Harper, Earl McIntyre, George Mraz, Marvin Stamm (RIP: Pepper Adams, Frank Foster, Roland Hanna, Gregory Herbert, Quentin Jackson, Thad Jones, Jimmy Knepper, Mel Lewis, Snooky Young)
    • Guests: Ray Alonge, James Buffington, Peter Gordon, Virgil Jones, Lou Marini, Janice Robinson, Lew Soloff, David Taylor, Julius Watkins
    • Comments: Recorded in different sessions in 1972 and 1975.
  • The Prime element - Elvin Jones (1976)

    • Members: George Coleman, Joe Farrell, Steve Grossman, Gene Perla (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Guests: Candido Camero, Jan Hammer, Warren Smith (RIP: Pepper Adams, Cornell Dupree, Lee Morgan)
    • Producer: (RIP: George Butler)
    • Comments: 2LP released in 1976 and containing two unreleased sessions from 1969 and 1973. The 1973 session has been reissued on CD as At this point in time (with 3 additional tracks).
  • The Main force - Elvin Jones (1976)

    • Members: Steve Grossman, Ryo Kawasaki, Pat LaBarbera, Dave Liebman, Gene Perla (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Guests: (RIP: Albert Dailey)
  • Time capsule - Elvin Jones (1977)

    • Members: George Coleman, Ryo Kawasaki (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Bunky Green, Frank Wess (RIP: Milt Hinton)
    • Technical: (RIP: David Baker)
  • GB - George Benson (1981)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Phil Upchurch (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Gloria Agostini, Wayne Andre, Randy Brecker, James Buffington, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Ronnie Cuber, Eddie Daniels, Jack DeJohnette, Wayne Dockery, Pee Wee Ellis, Sue Evans, Jon Faddis, Joe Farrell, David Friedman, John Frosk, Steve Gadd, John Gatchell, Herbie Hancock, Gary King, Hubert Laws, Will Lee, Bobby Lyle, Harold Mabern, George Marge, Nick Marrero, David Matthews, Airto Moreira, Andy Newmark, Romeo Penque, Waymon Reed, Margaret Ross, David Sanborn, Don Sebesky, David Tofani, Frank Vicari, Fred Wesley (RIP: Phil Bodner, Michael Brecker, Don Grolnick, Alan Rubin, Alan Shulman)
    • Producer: Creed Taylor
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • 20/20 - George Benson (1985)

    • Members: George Benson, Barnaby Finch, Ralph MacDonald, Marcus Miller (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Guests: Patti Austin, Errol ´Crusher´ Bennett, Robbie Buchanan, Clifford Carter, Dave Cochran, George Coleman, Paulinho Da Costa, Nathan East, Robin Eubanks, Jon Faddis, Steve Ferrone, Randy Goodrum, Gary Grant, Freddie Green, Gordon Grody, Lani Groves, Dave Grusin, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Gary Herbig, Jerry Hey, Dann Huff, Kim Hutchcroft, Anthony Jackson, Paul Jackson, Randy Kerber, Steve Kipner, Neil Larsen, Richard Marx, Rob Mounsey, James Newton Howard, Darryl Phinnessee, John Robinson, Joe Sample, Rick Schlosser, Michael Sembello, Lew Soloff, Neil Stubenhaus, David Taylor, James Taylor, Randy Waldman, Dave Weckl, Frank Wess, George Young (RIP: Ralph Burns, Earl May, Joe Newman, Gene Page, Benny Powell, Richard Tee, Carlos Vega, David Williams)
    • Producer: Russ Titelman
    • Technical: Paul Brown, Lee Herschberg, Ted Jensen, Elliot Scheiner
  • Long live the chief - The Count Basie Orchestra (1986)

    • Members: Clarence Banks, Carmen Bradford, Tee Carson, Eric Dixon, Freddie Green, Kenny Hing, Danny House, Bill Hughes, Dennis Mackrel, Milton Shakir Mustafa, Bob Ojeda, Byron Stripling, Mel Wanzo, John Williams, Dennis Wilson (RIP: Sonny Cohn, Frank Foster, Danny Turner)
  • Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra - Diane Schuur (1987)

    • Members: Clarence Banks, Tee Carson, Eric Dixon, Freddie Green, Kenny Hing, Danny House, Bill Hughes, Dennis Mackrel, Milton Shakir Mustafa, Bob Ojeda, Lynn Seaton, Mel Wanzo (RIP: Sonny Cohn, Frank Foster, Danny Turner, Joe Williams)
  • The legend, the legacy - The Count Basie Orchestra (1989)

    • Members: Clarence Banks, Carmen Bradford, Tee Carson, Ace Carter, Eric Dixon, Freddie Green, Kenny Hing, Danny House, Bill Hughes, Dennis Mackrel, Milton Shakir Mustafa, Bob Ojeda, Byron Stripling, Bob Trowers, Mel Wanzo, John Williams, Mike Williams, Dennis Wilson (RIP: Sonny Cohn, Frank Foster, Danny Turner)
  • Big boss band - George Benson featuring the Count Basie Orchestra (1990)

    • Members: Clarence Banks, George Benson, Cleveland Eaton, Kenny Hing, Bill Hughes, Charlton Johnson, Ralph MacDonald, Doug Miller, Bob Ojeda, Mel Wanzo, John Williams, Dave Witham (RIP: Frank Foster, Danny Turner)
    • Guests: Carmen Bradford, Randy Brecker, Ron Carter, Jon Faddis, Paul Faulise, Earl Gardner, Bashiri Johnson, Keith O´Quinn, Jim Pugh, Lew Soloff, Byron Stripling (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Robert Farnon, Richard Tee)
    • Producer: Al Schmitt
    • Technical: Greg Calbi, Elliot Scheiner
  • Compact jazz - Sarah Vaughan (1990)

    • Members: Charlie Fowlkes, Roy Haynes, Frank Wess (RIP: Frank Foster, Jimmy Jones, Thad Jones, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Sarah Vaughan)
    • Guests: Clifford Brown, Richard Davis, Benny Golson, Freddie Green, Bob James, Clark Terry (RIP: Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Clarke, Al Grey, Freddie Hubbard, J J Johnson, Herbie Mann, Sonny Payne, Paul Quinichette, Jerome Richardson, Ernie Royal, Zoot Sims, Turk Van Lake, Kai Winding, Snooky Young)
  • Live at El Morocco - The Count Basie Orchestra (1992)

    • Members: Clarence Banks, Manny Boyd, George Caldwell, Cleveland Eaton, Derrick Gardner, David Gibson, Kenny Hing, Bill Hughes, Charlton Johnson, Doug Miller, Milton Shakir Mustafa, Bob Ojeda, Bob Trowers, Mel Wanzo, John Williams, Mike Williams (RIP: Frank Foster, Danny Turner)
    • Comments: Recorded live in February 1992.
  • Very rare - Elvin Jones (1992)

    • Members: Richard Davis, Pat LaBarbera, Andy McCloud III, Roland Prince (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Guests: Art Pepper (RIP: Roland Hanna)
    • Comments: Recorded in June 1979, as well as some live tracks from April 1978.
  • Live at the Village Vanguard vol 1 - Elvin Jones (1993)

    • Members: Chip Jackson, Fumio Karashima, Pat LaBarbera (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
  • Basie´s bag - The Count Basie Orchestra (1994)

    • Members: Clarence Banks, Manny Boyd, George Caldwell, Cleveland Eaton, Derrick Gardner, David Gibson, Kenny Hing, Bill Hughes, Charlton Johnson, Doug Miller, Milton Shakir Mustafa, Bob Ojeda, Bob Trowers, Mel Wanzo, John Williams, Mike Williams (RIP: Frank Foster, Danny Turner)
  • Duets II - Frank Sinatra (1994)

    • Members: Chuck Berghofer, Quincy Jones (RIP: Billy Byers, Don Costa, Frank Foster, Billy May, Bill Miller, Nelson Riddle, Frank Sinatra)
    • Guests: Jimmy Buffett, Ed Calle, Neil Diamond, Gregg Field, Tom Hensley, Chrissie Hynde, Steve Lawrence, Alan Lindgren, Johnny Mandel, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Arturo Sandoval, Terry Trotter, Stevie Wonder (RIP: Lena Horne, Antonio Carlos Jobim)
    • Producer: Phil Ramone
  • Live in ´62 - Count Basie (2006)

    • Members: Albert Aarons, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Irene Reid, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Quentin Jackson, Thad Jones, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
    • Comments: DVD recorded live in Sweden in 1962.
  • Americans in Sweden volume one - Count Basie And His Orchestra ( - )

    • Members: Bixie Crawford, Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Gus Johnson, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Johnny Mandel, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins)
    • Guests: Joe Wilder (RIP: Neal Hefti)
  • Americans in Sweden volume two - Count And His Orchestra Basie ( - )

    • Members: Bixie Crawford, Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Gus Johnson, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Johnny Mandel, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins)
    • Guests: Joe Wilder (RIP: Neal Hefti)
  • Autumn in Paris - Count Basie And His Orchestra ( - )

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Joe Williams, Snooky Young)
    • Comments: Live album recorded in two concerts in November 1957.
  • Basie in London - Count Basie ( - )

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Matthew Gee, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Bill Graham, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Joe Williams)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
    • Comments: Recorded live in September 1956. CD reissue contains 4 bonus tracks.
  • Low life - Count Basie ( - )

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1959.
  • Dizzy Gillespie´s dream band - Dizzy Gillespie ( - )

    • Members: Candido Camero, Paquito D´Rivera, George Davis, George Duvivier, Jon Faddis, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Jon Hendricks, Victor Paz, Janice Robinson, Marvin Stamm, Grady Tate, Frank Wess, Paul West, Joe Wilder (RIP: Pepper Adams, Frank Foster, Dizzy Gillespie, Roland Hanna, Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Melba Liston, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Powell, Max Roach)
    • Comments: Live DVD recorded in February 1981.
  • The John Coltrane memorial concert - Elvin Jones ( - )

    • Members: Joe Farrell, Gene Perla (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
    • Guests: Chick Corea
  • Jazz Machine live in Japan 1978 - Elvin Jones ( - )

    • Members: Pat LaBarbera, Andy McCloud III, Roland Prince (RIP: Frank Foster, Elvin Jones)
  • New life: dedicated to Max Gordon - Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra ( - )

    • Members: Earl McIntyre, George Mraz, Al Porcino (RIP: Pepper Adams, Frank Foster, Roland Hanna, Gregory Herbert, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis)
    • Guests: Ray Alonge, James Buffington, Barry Finnerty, Peter Gordon, Waymon Reed, Janice Robinson, Julius Watkins
  • LA is my lady - Frank Sinatra with Quincy Jones and Orchestra ( - )

    • Members: Quincy Jones (RIP: Irv Cottler, Frank Foster, Tony Mottola)
    • Guests: Wayne Andre, George Benson, George Bohanon, Oscar Brashear, Randy Brecker, Leon Ndugu Chancler, John Clark, Ronnie Cuber, David Duke, Jon Faddis, Steve Gadd, Peter Gordon, Gary Grant, Urbie Green, William Green, Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Bob James, Randy Kerber, Ralph MacDonald, Sidney Muldrow, Jerry Peel, Bill Reichenbach, Lee Ritenour, John Robinson, Margaret Ross, Lew Soloff, David Taylor, Ed Walsh, Bill Watrous, Frank Wess, Larry Williams, George Young (RIP: Michael Brecker, Buddy Collette, Lionel Hampton, Lew McCreary, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Jerome Richardson, Alan Rubin, Snooky Young)
    • Technical: Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (5 credits)
  • Basie boogie - Count Basie (1983)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1958 and 1959.
  • Jazz ´round midnight - Sarah Vaughan (1992)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Roy Haynes, Frank Wess (RIP: Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Jimmy Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Sarah Vaughan)
    • Guests: Ronnell Bright, Clifford Brown, Richard Davis, Bernie Glow, Freddie Green, Sam Marowitz (RIP: Cannonball Adderley, Al Grey, J J Johnson, Herbie Mann, Billy Mitchell, Sonny Payne, Paul Quinichette, Jerome Richardson, Ernie Royal, Turk Van Lake, Kai Winding, Snooky Young)
  • Dizzy´s diamonds - best of the Verve years - Dizzy Gillespie (12/1992)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, Candido Camero, Rudy Collins, Art Davis, Quincy Jones, Junior Mance, Thelonious Monk, Frank Rehak, Billy Root, Lalo Schifrin, Les Spann, Julius Watkins, Chris White, Joe Wilder, Phil Woods, Leo Wright (RIP: Ray Brown, Larry Bunker, Kenny Clarke, Frank Foster, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Grey, Chuck Lampkin, Melba Liston, Pierre Michelot, James Moody, Charlie Parker, Britt Woodman)
    • Guests: James Buffington, Walter Davis, Paul Faulise, Victor Feldman, John Frosk, Matthew Gee, Benny Golson, Urbie Green, Louis Hayes, Al Porcino, Emil Richards, Sonny Rollins, John Sanders, Gunther Schuller, Ken Shroyer, Clark Terry, Ray Triscari, Jimmy Wilkins, Sam Woodyard (RIP: Francisco Aguabella, Cat Anderson, Harold ´Shorty´ Baker, Ray Barretto, Louie Bellson, Ray Bryant, Tommy Bryant, Don Butterfield, Red Callender, Conte Candoli, Harry Carney, Joe Carroll, Benny Carter, Buddy Clark, Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Willie Cook, Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, Herb Ellis, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, Gigi Gryce, Jimmy Hamilton, Bill Harris, Coleman Hawkins, Al Hendrickson, Johnny Hodges, Quentin Jackson, Hilton Jefferson, Budd Johnson, J J Johnson, Sam Jones, Taft Jordan, Wynton Kelly, Mel Lewis, Wendell Marshall, Billy Mitchell, Lee Morgan, Ray Nance, Bill Perkins, Mimi Perrin, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Russell Procope, Buddy Rich, Frank Rosolino, Ernie Royal, Sahib Shihab, Stuff Smith, Sonny Stitt, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Lucky Thompson, Nick Travis, Patato Valdes, Ernie Wilkins, Stu Williamson, Jimmy Woode)
    • Producer: Michael Lang
  • The Jazz sides - Sarah Vaughan (1995)

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Roy Haynes, Frank Wess (RIP: Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Jimmy Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Sarah Vaughan)
    • Guests: Richard Davis, Benny Golson, Freddie Green, George Hughes, Bob James, Clark Terry, Phil Woods (RIP: Al Grey, Freddie Hubbard, J J Johnson, Billy Mitchell, Sonny Payne, Charlie Shavers, Snooky Young)
  • Moten swing - Count Basie ( - )

    • Members: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Count Basie, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (6 credits)
  • I feel like a Newman - Joe Newman (1955)

    • Members: (RIP: Joe Newman)
    • Guests: Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Gene Quill, Frank Wess (RIP: Billy Byers, Frank Foster, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson, John Lewis, Shadow Wilson)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1956.
  • south, east, Wess North - Frank Wess (1956)

    • Members: Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Benny Powell)
    • Guests: Kenny Burrell (RIP: Kenny Clarke, Henry Coker, Frank Foster)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Mad Thad - Thad Jones (1957)

    • Members: (RIP: Thad Jones)
    • Guests: Eddie Jones, Quincy Jones, Doug Watkins, Frank Wess (RIP: Henry Coker, Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Jones, Jo Jones)
    • Producer: (RIP: Leonard Feather)
    • Comments: Recorded between December 1956 and January 1957.
  • Jazz is busting all over - Frank Wess (1957)

    • Members: Ronnell Bright, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Marshall Royal)
    • Guests: Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Charlie Fowlkes, Bernie Glow, Benny Golson, Freddie Green, Gus Johnson, Yusef Lateef, Seldon Powell, Doug Watkins, Joe Wilder, Phil Woods (RIP: Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Henry Coker, Eddie Costa, Bobby Donaldson, Frank Foster, Bill Harris, Elvin Jones, Hank Jones, Wynton Kelly, Wendell Marshall, Jimmy Nottingham, Sahib Shihab, Art Taylor)
    • Producer: (RIP: Ozzie Cadena)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Color visions - Roland Prince (1976)

    • Members: Roland Prince
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Randy Brecker, Bob Cranshaw, Joe Farrell, Al Foster, Virgil Jones, Buster Williams (RIP: Frank Foster, John Hicks)
  • Jazz at Storyville - Joe Newman ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Joe Newman)
    • Guests: Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Gus Johnson, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Henry Coker, Frank Foster)
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • The Birdland All Stars live at Carnegie Hall - VVAA (1975)

    • Guests: Wendell Culley, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Roy Haynes, Bill Hughes, Gus Johnson, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Marshall Royal, Sarah Vaughan, Ernie Wilkins)
    • Comments: Special concert held at the Carnegie Hall in September 1954, featuring performances by Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan (both backed by Count Basie Orchestra and their own musicians).
SESSIONS (45 credits)
  • Elmo Hope Quintet - Elmo Hope (1954)

    • Members: (RIP: Elmo Hope)
    • Guests: (RIP: Art Blakey, Frank Foster, Percy Heath)
  • We see - Thelonious Monk (1954)

    • Members: Thelonious Monk
    • Guests: Sonny Rollins, Julius Watkins (RIP: Art Blakey, Frank Foster, Percy Heath)
  • Monk - Thelonious Monk (1954)

    • Members: Thelonious Monk
    • Guests: Sonny Rollins, Julius Watkins (RIP: Art Blakey, Frank Foster, Percy Heath)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Weinstock)
    • Comments: Recorded in two different sessions in May 1954 and November 1953, with different musicians.
  • George Wallington And His Band - George Wallington (1954)

    • Guests: Danny Bank (RIP: Kenny Clarke, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Foster, Oscar Pettiford)
  • new sounds New faces - Julius Watkins (1954)

    • Members: Julius Watkins
    • Guests: (RIP: Kenny Clarke, Frank Foster, Oscar Pettiford)
  • First flight - Donald Byrd (1955)

  • Byrd´s word - Donald Byrd (1955)

  • Hope meets Foster - Elmo Hope Quartet And Quintet (1955)

    • Members: (RIP: Elmo Hope)
    • Guests: (RIP: Frank Foster, Art Taylor)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Weinstock)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1955.
  • Swingin´ - Kenny Burrell (1956)

    • Members: Kenny Burrell
    • Guests: Junior Cook, Louis Smith (RIP: Art Blakey, Tina Brooks, Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster, Roland Hanna, Sam Jones, Duke Jordan, Oscar Pettiford, Bobby Timmons, Shadow Wilson)
  • All day long - Kenny Burrell (1957)

    • Members: Kenny Burrell
    • Guests: Donald Byrd, Doug Watkins (RIP: Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster, Art Taylor)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains one bonus track.
  • Kenny Burrell - Kenny Burrell (1957)

    • Members: Kenny Burrell
    • Guests: Candido Camero, Doug Watkins (RIP: Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke, Kenny Dorham, Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster, Elvin Jones, Sam Jones, Cecil Payne, Oscar Pettiford, Bobby Timmons, Shadow Wilson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Weinstock)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Sings ballads of the Sad Cafe - Chris Connor (1959)

    • Members: (RIP: Chris Connor)
    • Guests: Eddie Bert, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Seldon Powell, Frank Rehak, Phil Woods (RIP: Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne, Ernie Royal, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
  • Taylor´s tenors - Arthur Taylor (1959)

    • Members: (RIP: Art Taylor)
    • Guests: Walter Davis (RIP: Frank Foster, Sam Jones, Charlie Rouse)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Genius + Soul = Jazz - Ray Charles (1960)

    • Members: Phil Guilbeau (RIP: Ray Charles)
    • Guests: Charlie Fowlkes, John Frosk, Freddie Green, Urbie Green, Roy Haynes, Quincy Jones, Seldon Powell, Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Joe Wilder (RIP: Ralph Burns, Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Haywood Henry, Budd Johnson, Keg Johnson, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Earle Warren, Snooky Young)
    • Producer: Creed Taylor (RIP: Sid Feller)
  • The Swingers - Kenny Dorham (1960)

    • Members: (RIP: Kenny Dorham)
    • Guests: Kenny Drew, Matthew Gee, John Simmons (RIP: Frank Foster, Cecil Payne, Art Taylor, Wilbur Ware)
  • Eddie Higgins - Eddie Higgins (1960)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Richard Evans (RIP: Frank Foster)
  • Yakety yak - The Leiber-Stoller Big Band (1960)

    • Members: (RIP: Jerry Leiber)
    • Guests: Kenny Burrell, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Seldon Powell, Frank Rehak, Frank Wess (RIP: Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Hank Jones, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Ernie Royal, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young)
    • Technical: Phil Ramone
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1960 with members of Count Basie Orchestra.
  • Juggin´ around - Gene Ammons (1961)

    • Members: (RIP: Gene Ammons)
    • Guests: Benny Green, Tootie Heath, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Nat Adderley, Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster)
  • Homecoming! - Elmo Hope Sextet And Trio (1961)

    • Members: (RIP: Elmo Hope)
    • Guests: Jimmy Heath (RIP: Frank Foster, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Blue Mitchell)
    • Comments: Some CD reissues contain bonus tracks.
  • Kaleidoscope - Dave Grusin (1964)

    • Members: Dave Grusin
    • Guests: Bob Cranshaw, Larry Rosen (RIP: Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Stanley Turrentine)
  • Hard cookin´ - Art Taylor (1964)

    • Members: (RIP: Art Taylor)
    • Guests: Donald Byrd, Walter Davis (RIP: Ray Bryant, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Frank Foster, Red Garland, Sam Jones, Wendell Marshall, Jackie McLean, Charlie Rouse)
  • The Big band - a tribute to Basie - Jimmy McGriff (1966)

    • Members: (RIP: Jimmy McGriff)
    • Guests: Wayne Andre, Eddie Bert, Kenny Burrell, Burt Collins, Richard Davis, Paul Faulise, Seldon Powell, Tony Studd, Grady Tate, Frank Wess (RIP: Manny Albam, Frank Foster, Barry Galbraith, Budd Johnson, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Irwin ´Marky´ Markowitz, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Jerome Richardson, Ernie Royal)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna
    • Technical: Phil Ramone
  • Hard cores - Sunny Murray (1968)

  • Kofi - Donald Byrd (1969)

    • Members: Donald Byrd
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Bob Cranshaw, Airto Moreira, Mickey Roker, Lew Tabackin (RIP: Frank Foster, Dom Um Romao)
  • The Soul explosion - Illinois Jacquet (1969)

    • Members: (RIP: Illinois Jacquet)
    • Guests: Al Foster, Matthew Gee (RIP: Milt Buckner, Frank Foster, Russell Jacquet, Jimmy Mundy, Joe Newman, Cecil Payne, Ernie Royal)
  • Electric Byrd - Donald Byrd (1970)

    • Members: Donald Byrd
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Jerry Dodgion, Airto Moreira, Mickey Roker, Lew Tabackin (RIP: Pepper Adams, Frank Foster)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Fancy free - Donald Byrd (05/1970)

    • Members: Donald Byrd
    • Guests: Jerry Dodgion, Idris Muhammad, Julian Priester, Lew Tabackin (RIP: Frank Foster)
  • The Art of Milt Jackson - Milt Jackson (1975)

    • Members: (RIP: Milt Jackson, John Lewis)
    • Guests: Kenny Burrell, George Duvivier, Bobby Jaspar, Eddie Jones, Horace Silver, Frank Wess (RIP: Art Blakey, Paul Chambers, Ray Charles, Kenny Clarke, Jimmy Cleveland, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster, Barry Galbraith, Coleman Hawkins, Percy Heath, Hank Jones, Jimmy Jones, Connie Kay, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Oscar Pettiford, Sahib Shihab, Art Taylor, Lucky Thompson)
  • We had a ball - Quincy Jones (1976)

    • Members: Quincy Jones, Julius Watkins, Phil Woods (RIP: Jimmy Cleveland, Freddie Hubbard, Porter Kilbert, Joe Newman, Jerome Richardson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Art Blakey, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Frank Foster, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Lee Morgan, Bobby Scott, Zoot Sims)
  • I´m everyone I´ve ever loved - Martin Mull (1977)

    • Guests: Errol ´Crusher´ Bennett, Al Brown, Ron Carter, Hank DeVito, Dan ´Freebo´ Friedberg, Amos Garrett, Anthony Jackson, Steve Khan, Mike Mainieri, Melissa Manchester, Jeff Mironov, Chris Parker, Bill Payne, Leon Pendarvis, Seldon Powell, Chuck Rainey, Janice Robinson, Frank Strozier (RIP: Frank Foster, Joe Newman, Richard Tee, Tasha Thomas)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna
  • What have you done for love - Hodges, James & Smith (1978)

    • Guests: Mike Baird, John Barnes, Denyse Buffum, Bill Champlin, Quitman Dennis, Assa Drori, Scott Edwards, David Foster, Welton Gite, Gary Grant, Jay Graydon, Jimmie Haskell, Tom Hensley, Jim Hughart, David Hungate, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde, Dennis Karmazyn, Steve Lukather, Steve Madaio, Lenny Pickett, Lee Ritenour, Sheldon Sanov, Ian Underwood, Tommy Vig, Ernie Watts, Ken Yerke (RIP: Ben Benay, Eddie ´Bongo´ Brown, Frank Foster, Jeff Porcaro)
  • Without a song - Joe Lee Wilson (1978)

    • Members: Danny Mixon (RIP: Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Kenny Burrell, Virgil Jones (RIP: Rashied Ali, Martin Banks, Frank Foster)
    • Comments: This album was reissued as Hey look at you in 1976.
  • 13th house - McCoy Tyner (1981)

    • Members: McCoy Tyner
    • Guests: Julien Barber, Ignacio Berroa, Oscar Brashear, Ron Carter, Paquito D´Rivera, Jack DeJohnette, Chico Freeman, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Kohon, Hubert Laws, Karen Milne, Kermit Moore, Airto Moreira, Daniel Ponce, Bob Stewart, Charles Sullivan (RIP: Frank Foster, Dom Um Romao)
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1980.
  • Freddie Freeloader - Jon Hendricks and Friends (1990)

    • Members: Larry Goldings, Jon Hendricks
    • Guests: George Benson, Cheryl Bentyne, Jimmy Cobb, Tim Hauser, Al Jarreau, Romero Lubambo, Wynton Marsalis, Andy McCloud III, George Mraz, Alan Paul, Rufus Reid, Margaret Ross, Janis Siegel, Lew Soloff (RIP: Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster, Al Grey, Jerome Richardson, Stanley Turrentine, Britt Woodman)
  • Hey look at you - Joe Lee Wilson (10/2003)

    • Members: Danny Mixon (RIP: Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Kenny Burrell, Virgil Jones (RIP: Rashied Ali, Martin Banks, Frank Foster)
    • Comments: Reissue of the Without a song album. Recorded in November 1969.
  • Caribbean circle - Monty Alexander ( - )

    • Members: Monty Alexander, Ira Coleman, Othello Molineaux, Bobby Thomas Jr
    • Guests: Jon Faddis, Steve Ferrone, Slide Hampton, Anthony Jackson (RIP: Frank Foster)
  • How high the moon - The Basie-ites ( - )

    • Guests: Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Frank Foster, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Sonny Payne)
  • Introducing Kenny Burrell - Kenny Burrell ( - )

    • Members: Kenny Burrell
    • Guests: Candido Camero, Louis Hayes, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins (RIP: Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke, Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster, Hank Mobley, Oscar Pettiford, Shadow Wilson)
  • Vol 3 - Kenny Burrell ( - )

    • Members: Kenny Burrell
    • Guests: Junior Cook, Louis Hayes, Horace Silver, Louis Smith, Doug Watkins (RIP: Art Blakey, Tina Brooks, Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster, Roland Hanna, Sam Jones, Duke Jordan, Hank Mobley, Oscar Pettiford, Bobby Timmons, Shadow Wilson)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna (RIP: Alfred Lion)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Sings the Duke Ellington song book - Ella Fitzgerald ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Herb Ellis, Ella Fitzgerald)
    • Guests: Joe Mondragon, John Sanders, Alvin Stoller, Clark Terry, Sam Woodyard (RIP: Cat Anderson, Ray Brown, Harry Carney, Willie Cook, Duke Ellington, Frank Foster, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Quentin Jackson, Barney Kessel, Ray Nance, Oscar Peterson, Russell Procope, Richard Seidel, Stuff Smith, Billy Strayhorn, Ben Webster, Jimmy Woode, Britt Woodman)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
  • Jazz by Gee - Matthew Gee All Stars ( - )

    • Members: Matthew Gee
    • Guests: John Simmons (RIP: Kenny Dorham, Frank Foster, Cecil Payne, Art Taylor, Wilbur Ware)
  • The Swingin´est - Bennie Green & Gene Ammons ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Gene Ammons)
    • Guests: Tootie Heath, Eddie Jones, Frank Wess (RIP: Nat Adderley, Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 4 bonus tracks.
  • Plenty, plenty soul - Milt Jackson ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Milt Jackson)
    • Guests: Quincy Jones, Horace Silver (RIP: Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Foster, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, Joe Newman, Oscar Pettiford, Sahib Shihab, Lucky Thompson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Nesuhi Ertegun)
    • Technical: (RIP: Tom Dowd)
  • Excition - Hilton Ruiz Quintet ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Hilton Ruiz)
    • Guests: Buster Williams, Richard Williams (RIP: Frank Foster)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 1 bonus track.
  • Back in town - Eddie ´Cleanhead´ Vinson ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Vinson)
    • Guests: Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Gus Johnson, Eddie Jones (RIP: Henry Coker, Frank Foster, Bill Graham, Joe Newman, Nat Pierce, Paul Quinichette, Charlie Rouse, Ed Thigpen, Turk Van Lake)
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (8 credits)
  • The Beginning and end of bebop - James Moody (1969)

  • The Trombone album - Curtis Fuller - J J Johnson - Frank Rosolino - Billy Ver Planck - Frank Wess (1980)

    • Members: Curtis Fuller, Frank Wess (RIP: J J Johnson, Frank Rosolino)
    • Guests: Ronnell Bright, Bernie Glow, Freddie Green, Bill Hughes, Eddie Jones, Yusef Lateef, McCoy Tyner, Phil Woods (RIP: Kenny Clarke, Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Eddie Costa, Bobby Donaldson, Frank Foster, Bill Harris, Milt Hinton, Hank Jones, Stan Levey, Lee Morgan, Leo Parker, Benny Powell, Shadow Wilson)
    • Comments: 2LP compilation of different albums and sessions with the trombone as main ingredient.
  • Ultimate hits collection - Ray Charles (03/1999)

    • Members: Phil Guilbeau (RIP: Ray Charles, Leroy Cooper, Hank Crawford, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Don Wilkerson)
    • Guests: Mickey Baker, Michael Boddicker, Bob Brookmeyer, Henderson Chambers, Bob Cranshaw, Charlie Fowlkes, John Frosk, Siedah Garrett, Jim Gilstrap, Freddie Green, Urbie Green, Jim Hall, Roy Haynes, James Ingram, Louis Johnson, Eddie Jones, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Hubert Laws, Harry Lookofsky, Harvey Mason, Willie Nelson, Louis Nunley, David Paich, Phil Perry, Greg Phillinganes, Steve Porcaro, Seldon Powell, Julian Priester, Chuck Rainey, Hargus Pig Robbins, Billy Sanford, Dale Sellers, Lisa Silver, Grady Tate, Clark Terry, Toots Thielemans, Ian Underwood, Harold Vick, Earl Warren, Frank Wess, Paul West, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Wilder (RIP: Martin Banks, Jimmy Bell, Ray Brown, Ralph Burns, Benny Carter, Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Irv Cottler, Wallace Davenport, Pete Drake, Frank Foster, Panama Francis, Eric Gale, Al Grey, Lee Harper, Haywood Henry, Freddie Hubbard, Budd Johnson, Thad Jones, Connie Kay, Wendell Marshall, Bill McElhiney, Terry McMillan, Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Marty Paich, Cecil Payne, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Rudy Powell, Billy Preston, Jerome Richardson, Ernie Royal, Marshall Royal, Jesse Stone, Larry Williams)
    • Producer: Creed Taylor (RIP: Herb Abramson, Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Ertegun, Sid Feller, Jerry Wexler)
    • Technical: Doug Sax
  • Talkin´ Verve - Quincy Jones (03/2001)

    • Members: John Bello, Paul Faulise, Quincy Jones, Clark Terry, Julius Watkins, Phil Woods (RIP: Patti Bown, Jimmy Cleveland, Freddie Hubbard, Budd Johnson, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Jerome Richardson, Sahib Shihab)
    • Guests: Bobby Bryant, James Buffington, Kenny Burrell, Gary Coleman, Rudy Collins, Bob Cranshaw, John Frosk, Urbie Green, Jim Hall, Plas Johnson, Carol Kaye, Romeo Penque, Seldon Powell, Michael Rubini, Lalo Schifrin, Ken Shroyer, Grady Tate, Bill Watrous, Chris White, Sam Woodyard (RIP: Ray Barretto, Billy Byers, Ray Charles, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Bob Florence, Frank Foster, Paul Gonsalves, Al Grey, Rene Hall, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson, Elvin Jones, Roland Kirk, Cecil Payne, Ernie Royal, Bobby Scott, Zoot Sims, Snooky Young)
  • Q: the musical biography of Quincy Jones - Quincy Jones (10/2001)

    • Members: Patti Austin, John Bello, Buddy Catlett, Vivian Cherry, Pete Christlieb, Art Davis, Eric Dixon, Paul Faulise, Curtis Fuller, Jerry Hey, James Ingram, Leonard Johnson, Louis Johnson, Quincy Jones, Joe Lopes, Stu Martin, Greg Phillinganes, John Robinson, Les Spann, Rod Temperton, Clark Terry, Toots Thielemans, Julius Watkins, Phil Woods (RIP: Benny Bailey, Patti Bown, Jimmy Cleveland, Freddie Hubbard, Quentin Jackson, Budd Johnson, Porter Kilbert, Melba Liston, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Ake Persson, Jerome Richardson, Frank Rosolino, Sahib Shihab, Floyd Standifer, Britt Woodman)
    • Guests: Albert Aarons, Arthur Adams, Gloria Agostini, Gerald Albright, Monty Alexander, Ray Alonge, Wayne Andre, John Audino, Tom Bahler, Mickey Baker, Danny Bank, Dave Bargeron, John Barnes, Max Bennett, George Benson, Jerry Bergonzi, Harry Bluestone, Michael Boddicker, George Bohanon, Oscar Brashear, Clifford Brown, Delmar Brown, Garnett Brown, Bobby Bruce, Bobby Bryant, Robbie Buchanan, Lindsey Buckingham, Dennis Budimir, James Buffington, Henderson Chambers, Bill Champlin, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Gene Cipriano, John Clark, Rudy Collins, Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper, Bob Cranshaw, Andrae Crouch, Sandra Crouch, John D´Earth, Paulinho Da Costa, Richard Davis, Vincent DeRosa, George Devens, George Doering, David Duke, George Duke, Bob Dylan, Nathan East, Jesse Ehrlich, Don Elliot, Sheila E Escovedo, Gene Estes, Anita Evans, Miles Evans, Jon Faddis, Voncielle Faggett, Victor Feldman, Chuck Findley, Alex Foster, David Foster, Charlie Fowlkes, Simon Franglen, Aretha Franklin, Steve Gadd, James Gadson, Alexander Gafa, Kenny Garrett, Siedah Garrett, Grant Geissman, James Getzoff, Astrud Gilberto, Jim Gilstrap, Sal Giorgianni, Bernie Glow, Gene Goe, Gil Goldstein, Gary Grant, Diva Gray, Freddie Green, Urbie Green, William Green, Lani Groves, George Gruntz, Dave Grusin, Bobbye Hall, Daryl Hall, Jim Hall, Herbie Hancock, Hilda Harris, Ernie Hayes, Roy Haynes, Marlo Henderson, Conrad Herwig, Bill Hughes, Paul Humphrey, Kim Hutchcroft, Anthony Jackson, Paul Jackson, Tito Jackson, Al Jarreau, Mortonette Jenkins, Billy Joel, Howard Johnson, Virgil Jones, Carol Kaye, Joel Kaye, Roger Kellaway, Randy Kerber, Chaka Khan, Steve Khan, B B King, Abraham Laboriel, Cyndi Lauper, Hubert Laws, Lou Levy, Huey Lewis, Kenny Loggins, Harry Lookofsky, Charles Loper, Herb Lovell, Steve Lukather, Edgar Lustgarten, Ralph MacDonald, Arthur Maebe, Tony Maiden, Bob Malach, Tom Malone, Johnny Mandel, Sam Marowitz, Harvey Mason, Greg Mathieson, Myrna Matthews, Lincoln Mayorga, Howard McCrary, Ullanda McCullough, Michael McDonald, Earl McIntyre, Hal McKusick, Paulette McWilliams, Mike Melvoin, Bette Midler, Tommy Morgan, Sidney Muldrow, Dick Nash, Oliver Nelson, Willie Nelson, John Oates, Michael Omartian, Richard Page, David Paich, Chris Parker, Leon Pendarvis, Bobby Plater, Steve Porcaro, Al Porcino, Seldon Powell, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Alan Raph, Bill Reichenbach, Emil Richards, Mike Richmond, Wallace Roney, Roger Rosenberg, Diana Ross, Brenda Russell, Joe Sample, Zachary Sanders, Sheldon Sanov, Lalo Schifrin, Larry Schneider, Manfred Schoof, Don Sebesky, Doc Severinsen, Ken Shroyer, Paul Shure, Alfie Silas, Paul Simon, Valerie Simpson, Lew Soloff, Maurice Spears, David Spinozza, Bruce Springsteen, Stephanie Spruill, Marvin Stamm, Maeretha Stewart, Neil Stubenhaus, Tony Studd, Bill Summers, Grady Tate, David Tofani, Ray Triscari, Tina Turner, Ian Underwood, Ack Van Rooyen, Tom Varner, Harold Vick, Gerald Vinci, David T Walker, Jack Walrath, Oren Waters, Bill Watrous, Bobby Watson, Wah Wah Watson, Ernie Watts, Chauncey Welsch, Frank Wess, Chris White, Joe Wilder, Larry Williams, Carolyn Willis, Stevie Wonder, Sam Woodyard, George Young (RIP: George Adams, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Cat Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Nickolas Ashford, Danny Barcelona, Everett Barksdale, Count Basie, Paul Beaver, Louie Bellson, Gil Bernal, Johnny Board, Michael Brecker, Lawrence Brown, Ray Brown, Milt Buckner, Larry Bunker, Roy Burrowes, Jaki Byard, Billy Byers, Harry Carney, Benny Carter, Paul Chambers, Ray Charles, Buddy Childers, Kenny Clarke, Reverend James Cleveland, Sonny Cohn, Henry Coker, Buddy Collette, John Collins, Joe Darensbourg, Wallace Davenport, Miles Davis, Cornell Dupree, Billy Eckstine, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Art Farmer, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Foster, Barry Galbraith, Eric Gale, Paul Gonsalves, Al Grey, Paul Griffin, Gwen Guthrie, Jimmy Hamilton, Lionel Hampton, Donny Hathaway, Haywood Henry, Milt Hinton, Johnny Hodges, Shirley Horn, Michael Jackson, Milt Jackson, Eddie Jefferson, Waylon Jennings, J J Johnson, Keg Johnson, Osie Johnson, Jimmy Jones, Thad Jones, Armand Kaproff, Nathan Kaproff, Barney Kessel, Roland Kirk, Gene Krupa, Billy Kyle, Shelly Manne, Big Maybelle, Lew McCreary, Dave McKenna, Carmen McRae, Pierre Michelot, Grover Mitchell, James Moody, Gerry Mulligan, Ray Nance, Jack Nimitz, Anita O´Day, Cecil Payne, Sonny Payne, Bill Perkins, Oscar Pettiford, Flip Phillips, Harvey Phillips, Benny Powell, Chano Pozo, Billy Preston, Vincent Price, Russell Procope, Don Rader, Howard Roberts, Ernie Royal, Marshall Royal, Dave Schildkraut, Bobby Scott, Bud Shank, Charlie Shavers, Arvell Shaw, Eddie Shu, Frank Sinatra, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, Tommy Tedesco, Richard Tee, Sonny Terry, Lucky Thompson, Nick Travis, Luther Vandross, Sarah Vaughan, Earle Warren, Dinah Washington, Barry White, Cootie Williams, Kai Winding, Snooky Young, Joe Zawinul)
    • Producer: Creed Taylor (RIP: Norman Granz, Bob Shad, Bob Thiele, Bob Weinstock)
    • Technical: Humberto Gatica, Bernie Grundman, Phil Ramone, Rudy Van Gelder (RIP: Tom Dowd)
  • When be-bop was king - Thelonious Monk (2010)

    • Members: Thelonious Monk
    • Guests: Lou Donaldson, Gene Ramey, Sonny Rollins, Julius Watkins (RIP: Art Blakey, Kenny Dorham, Frank Foster, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, Al McKibbon, Max Roach, Sahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, Shadow Wilson)
  • It´s all over but the swingin´ - Sammy Davis Jr ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Sammy Davis Jr)
    • Guests: John Anderson, Henderson Chambers, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Harry Klee, Ronnie Lang, George Roberts, Alvin Stoller, Frank Wess (RIP: Milt Bernhart, Henry Coker, Irv Cottler, Eric Dolphy, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Frank Foster, Conrad Gozzo, Al Grey, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Sy Oliver, Sonny Payne, Jack Pleis, Benny Powell, Ernie Royal, Marshall Royal, Babe Russin, Marshall Sosson, Snooky Young)
  • The Complete Prestige recordings - Thelonious Monk ( - )

    • Members: Thelonious Monk
    • Guests: Sonny Rollins, Julius Watkins (RIP: Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Miles Davis, Frank Foster, Coleman Hawkins, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, Max Roach, Art Taylor)

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