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Thursday, 31 January 2013

George Gruntz (keyboards)


BANDS:
  • George Gruntz Band
  • The International Youth Band
  • Dusko Gojkovic Group
  • Phil Woods Group
  • Piano Conclave
  • Flavio Ambrosetti Group
  • Jiggs Whigham Group

BIOGRAPHY:

Piano player, composer and arranger, George Gruntz was born on June 24th, 1932 in Basel, Switzerland. He started his jazz career in the fifties.

George Gruntz


He has been director of the Zurich Konzerthaus as well as artistic director for The JazzFest in Berlin.

He has been playing under different configurations (trios, duos) but his most famous ensemble was the George Gruntz Big Band, always plenty of superb musicians along several decades.

It´s almost impossible trying to trace their lineups, so I´ll just mention the few ones I know.

George Gruntz passed away on January 10th, 2013 in his hometown Basel, due to illness. He'll be missed.


THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH BAND


George Gruntz was a member of The International Youth Band, but I haven´t any other details:

THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH BAND #?
?
George Gruntz
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of The International Youth Band (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (5): Dusko Gojkovic, Erich Kleinschuster, Albert Mangelsdorff, Ronnie Ross, Gabor Szabo


DUSKO GOJKOVIC GROUP


This was the Dusko Gojkovic Group around August 1960:

DUSKO GOJKOVIC GROUP #?
1960
Dusko Gojkovic
trumpet
Erik Peter
bass
George Gruntz
keyboards
Pierre Favre
drums

Other info on members of Dusko Gojkovic Group (I know up to 24 members)
To be covered (9): Rolf Ericson, Pierre Favre, Rudi Fuesers, Dusko Gojkovic, Palle Mikkelborg, Ferdinand Povel, Alvin Queen, Ack Van Rooyen, Jean Warland


FLAVIO AMBROSETTI GROUP


This was the Flavio Ambrosetti Group sometime in 1965:

FLAVIO AMBROSETTI GROUP #?
1965
Flavio Ambrosetti
sax
Guy Pedersen
bass
George Gruntz
keyboards
Franco Ambrosetti
trumpet
Daniel Humair
drums

Other info on members of Flavio Ambrosetti Group (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (3): Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Daniel Humair


PHIL WOODS GROUP


George Gruntz was a member of Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine from 1968 to 1969. This was the lineup that appeared at the Montreux Festival in June 1969:

PHIL WOODS GROUP #?
1969
Phil Woods
sax
Henri Texier
bass
George Gruntz
keyboards
Daniel Humair
drums

Later, it was released the live album At the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Other info on members of Phil Woods Group (I know up to 12 members)
To be covered (7): Gordon Beck, Bill Goodwin, Tom Harrell, Daniel Humair, Ron Matthewson, Henri Texier, Phil Woods


JIGGS WHIGHAM GROUP


In September 1971, Jiggs Whigham, Albert Mangelsdorff, Slide Hampton and Ake Persson played live:

JIGGS WHIGHAM GROUP #?
Sep 71
Jiggs Whigham
trombone
Albert Mangelsdorff
trombone
Ake Persson
trombone
Slide Hampton
trombone
Isla Eckinger
bass
George Gruntz
keyboards
Tony Inzalaco
drums

They released in 1972 a live album called Trombone workshop.

Other info on members of Jiggs Whigham Group (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (5): Slide Hampton, Tony Inzalaco, Albert Mangelsdorff, Ake Persson, Jiggs Whigham


PIANO CONCLAVE


George Gruntz was the founder of Piano Conclave, with other jazz pianists, such as Joachim Kuhn, Jasper Van´t Hof, etc.

This was the lineup that recorded the album Palais anthology, with a guest rhythm section by John Lee (bass) and Alphonse Mouzon (drums):

PIANO CONCLAVE #?
?
George Gruntz
keyboards, director
Gordon Beck
keyboards
Wolfgang Dauner
keyboards
Jasper Van´t Hof
keyboards
Joachim Kuhn
keyboards
Martial Solal
keyboards

Other info on members of Piano Conclave (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (4): Gordon Beck, Wolfgang Dauner, Adam Makowicz, Jasper Van´t Hof


GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND


This is the lineup of George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band in March 1976:

GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND #
George Gruntz
leader, keyboards
Jon Faddis
trumpet
Benny Bailey
trumpet
Dusko Gojkovic
trumpet
Palle Mikkelborg
trumpet
Franco Ambrosetti
trumpet
Jimmy Knepper
trombone
Jiggs Whigham
trombone
Erich Kleinschuster
trombone
Alan Skidmore
sax
Charlie Mariano
sax
Ferdinand Povel
sax, flute
Flavio Ambrosetti
sax
Eddie Daniels
sax, clarinet, flute
Howard Johnson
tuba, sax, clarinet
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
bass
Dom Um Romao
percussion
Daniel Humair
drums

They recorded the album The Band, live at Zurich.

In September and October 1978, Mike Zwerin played with George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band in Germany and Switzerland, but I haven´t any other details. This is my guess for the lineup, with help from the album The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band that includes some live tracks:

GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND #?
Sep 78-Oct 78
George Gruntz
leader, keyboards
John Scofield
guitar
Mike Richmond
bass
Franco Ambrosetti
trumpet
Earl Gardner
trumpet
Palle Mikkelborg
trumpet
Woody Shaw
trumpet
Allan Botschinsky
trumpet
Americo Bellotto
trumpet
Mike Zwerin
trombone
Jimmy Knepper
trombone
Eje Thelin
trombone
Runo Ericson
trombone
Howard Johnson
tuba
Alan Skidmore
sax
Jerry Dodgion
sax, flute
Lew Tabackin
sax, flute
Bennie Wallace
sax
Lois Colin
harp
Elvin Jones
drums

Can someone help me here, please? Was maybe Benny Bailey also part of the live lineup?

This was another lineup for George Gruntz Big Band, from 1979 to 1980:

GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND #?
1979-1980
George Gruntz
keyboards
Gordon Johnson
bass
Ron Davis
Lew Soloff
trumpet
Tom Harrell
trumpet
Joe Farrell
flute
Joe Henderson
sax
Bob Malach
sax
Jimmy Knepper
trombone
Peter Erskine
drums

This was the personnel for George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band that recorded the live album GG-CJB in March 1981:

GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND #?
1981
George Gruntz
keyboards
Gordon Johnson
bass
Jasper Van´t Hof
keyboards
Palle Mikkelborg
trumpet
Bill Pusey
trumpet
Charles Sullivan
trumpet, as Kamau Muata Adilifu
Tom Harrell
trumpet
Joe Farrell
sax, flute
Alan Skidmore
sax, flute
Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky
sax
Seppo Paakkunainen
sax, flute
Howard Johnson
sax, tuba, clarinet
Jiggs Whigham
trombone
Jimmy Knepper
trombone
Eje Thelin
trombone
Runo Ericson
trombone
Ron Davis
drums

In October 1988, Paul Motian toured Asia with George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, as well as two European concerts. This is my guess about the lineup:

GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND #?
Oct 88-Nov 88
George Gruntz
leader, keyboards
Sheila Jordan
vocals
Mike Richmond
bass
Manfred Schoof
trumpet
Marvin Stamm
trumpet
Kenny Wheeler
trumpet
Arturo Sandoval
trumpet
Ray Anderson
trombone
Art Baron
trombone
David Taylor
trombone
Howard Johnson
tuba, sax, clarinet
Sharon Freeman
french horn
Tom Varner
french horn
Chris Hunter
horns
Bob Malach
horns
Larry Schneider
horns
Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky
horns
Paul Motian
drums
+ maybe others unknown to me. Help!

But I´d love any help with more details.

Some concerts had famous guests, such as Phil Woods, John Abercrombie, Dino Saluzzi or appearances by former members Franco Ambrosetti or Peter Erskine.

This was the superb George Gruntz Trio, circa 1989:

GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND #?
1989-?
George Gruntz
keyboards
Mike Richmond
bass
Adam Nussbaum
drums

This was another lineup for George Gruntz Big Band around July 1991:

GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND #?
1991
George Gruntz
keyboards
Mike Richmond
bass
Marvin Stamm
trumpet
John D´Earth
trumpet
Wallace Roney
trumpet
Bob Malach
sax
Sal Giorgianni
sax
Larry Schneider
sax
Jerry Bergonzi
sax, clarinet
Howard Johnson
sax, tuba
Dave Bargeron
trombone
Earl McIntyre
trombone
John Clark
french horn
John Riley
drums

This was the personnel for George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band that recorded the live album Beyond another wall - live in China in November 1992:

GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND #?
1992
George Gruntz
keyboards
Carl Weathersby
guitar, vocals
Billy Branch
harmonica, vocals
Mike Richmond
bass
Lew Soloff
trumpet
John D´Earth
trumpet
Tim Hagans
trumpet
Jack Walrath
trumpet
Chris Hunter
sax
Sal Giorgianni
sax
Bob Malach
sax
Larry Schneider
sax
Dave Bargeron
trombone
Ray Anderson
trombone
Art Baron
trombone
David Taylor
trombone
Howard Johnson
tuba, sax
Danny Gottlieb
drums

This was the George Gruntz Trio around June 2007:

GEORGE GRUNTZ BAND #?
2007
George Gruntz
keyboards
Herbie Kopf
bass
Raphael Woll
drums

Other info on members of George Gruntz Band (I know up to 177 members)
Already covered (4): Harry Beckett, Peter Herbolzheimer, Paul Motian, Mike Zwerin
To be covered (172): Pheeroan Ak Laff, Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Jay Anderson, Ray Anderson, Benny Bailey, Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Django Bates, Marcus Belgrave, 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, Kim Clarke,... up to 172 musicians.

George Gruntz


DISCOGRAPHY: (83 albums known to me - Status: Just starting)

OWN ALBUMS (44 credits)
  • Jazz goes baroque - George Gruntz (1964)

    • Members: Klaus Doldinger, Emil Mangelsdorff, Peter Trunk, Klaus Weiss (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in 2 days in April 1964.
  • Jazz goes baroque 2 - the music of Italy - George Gruntz (1965)

    • Members: Daniel Humair, Peter Trunk (RIP: George Gruntz, Sahib Shihab)
    • Guests: Leo Wright
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1965.
  • Noon in Tunisia - George Gruntz (1967)

    • Members: Daniel Humair (RIP: George Gruntz, Sahib Shihab)
    • Guests: Jean-Luc Ponty, Eberhard Weber
    • Producer: (RIP: Joachim-Ernst Berendt)
    • Comments: Recorded in June 1967.
  • From Sticksland with love - drums and folklore - George Gruntz (1967) (LIVE)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti, Daniel Humair (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Guests: Nathan Davis, Pierre Favre, Mani Neumeier (RIP: Jimmy Woode)
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 1967.
  • St Peter power - George Gruntz (1968)

    • Members: Daniel Humair (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Guests: Eberhard Weber
    • Producer: (RIP: Joachim-Ernst Berendt)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1968.
  • The Band: the Alpine power plant - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1972)

    • Members: Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Eddie Daniels, Runo Ericson, Herb Geller, Dusko Gojkovic, Daniel Humair, Virgil Jones, Erich Kleinschuster, Jiggs Whigham, Phil Woods (RIP: Benny Bailey, Dexter Gordon, George Gruntz, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ake Persson, Woody Shaw, Sahib Shihab)
  • Eternal baroque - George Gruntz (1974)

    • Members: Eddie Daniels, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Farrell (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Guests: Curt Cress, Wolfgang Schmid
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1974.
  • 2001 keys - piano conclave - George Gruntz (1974)

    • Members: Jasper Van´t Hof (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Guests: Henri Texier (RIP: Gordon Beck, Fritz Pauer)
  • Monster jazz - Monster sticksland meeting two - George Gruntz (1974) (LIVE)

    • Members: Daniel Humair (RIP: George Gruntz, Charlie Mariano)
    • Guests: Jean Francois Jenny-Clark, Tony Oxley, Bob Stewart (RIP: John Tchicai)
    • Comments: Recorded live in March 1974.
  • The Band - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1976) (LIVE)

    • Members: Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Eddie Daniels, Jon Faddis, Dusko Gojkovic, Daniel Humair, Howard Johnson, Erich Kleinschuster, Palle Mikkelborg, Ferdinand Povel, Alan Skidmore, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: Benny Bailey, George Gruntz, Peter Herbolzheimer, Jimmy Knepper, Charlie Mariano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Dom Um Romao)
    • Comments: Recorded live in March 1976.
  • Trumpetmachine for flying out proud - George Gruntz (1977)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti, Jon Faddis, Daniel Humair, Palle Mikkelborg, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: George Gruntz, Woody Shaw, Mike Zwerin)
  • The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - George Gruntz (1979)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti, Americo Bellotto, Allan Botschinsky, Lois Colin, Jerry Dodgion, Runo Ericson, Earl Gardner, Howard Johnson, Palle Mikkelborg, Mike Richmond, John Scofield, Alan Skidmore, Lew Tabackin, Bennie Wallace (RIP: Benny Bailey, George Gruntz, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Knepper, Woody Shaw, Eje Thelin, Mike Zwerin)
    • Comments: It included two tracks recorded in studio in September 1978, and two live tracks recorded in October 1978.
  • Fairytale - Jasper Van´t Hof - George Gruntz (1979)

    • Members: Jasper Van´t Hof (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Guests: Jan Akkerman, Paul Cosh, Bob Efford, Dusko Gojkovic, Malcolm Griffiths, Bobby Lamb, Henry Lowther, John Marshall, Tony Oxley, Chris Pyne, Alfie Reece, John Rooke, Steve Saunders, Alan Sinclair, David Snell, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Alan Downey)
  • Percussion profiles - JackDeJohnette-PierreFavre-FredyStuder-DomUmRomao-David Friedman-GeorgeGruntz (April 1979)

    • Members: Jack DeJohnette, Pierre Favre, David Friedman (RIP: George Gruntz, Dom Um Romao)
    • Technical: Manfred Eicher
  • Live at the Quartier Latin Berlin - The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1981) (LIVE)

    • Members: Americo Bellotto, Runo Ericson, Peter Erskine, Billy Harper, Tom Harrell, Gordon Johnson, Erich Kleinschuster, Bob Malach, Seppo Paakkunainen, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Alan Skidmore, Lew Soloff, Charles Sullivan, Jasper Van´t Hof, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: George Gruntz, Joe Henderson, Eje Thelin)
    • Comments: Recorded live in April 1980.
  • Live ´82 - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1983)

    • Members: Gerry Brown, Billy Harper, Howard Johnson, Bob Malach, Palle Mikkelborg, Seppo Paakkunainen, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Bill Pusey, Mike Richmond, Dino Saluzzi, Alan Skidmore, Charles Sullivan, David Taylor (RIP: George Gruntz, Jimmy Knepper, Eje Thelin)
    • Comments: Recorded live in July 1982.
  • Theatre - The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band ´83 (1984)

    • Members: Dave Bargeron, Marcus Belgrave, Mark Egan, Peter Gordon, Tom Harrell, Howard Johnson, Sheila Jordan, Palle Mikkelborg, Bob Moses, Seppo Paakkunainen, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Julian Priester, Bill Pusey, Dino Saluzzi, David Taylor, Tom Varner (RIP: George Gruntz, Charlie Mariano)
    • Producer: Manfred Eicher
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1983.
  • GG-CJB - The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1984) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ron Davis, Runo Ericson, Joe Farrell, Tom Harrell, Gordon Johnson, Howard Johnson, Palle Mikkelborg, Seppo Paakkunainen, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Bill Pusey, Alan Skidmore, Charles Sullivan, Jasper Van´t Hof, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: George Gruntz, Jimmy Knepper, Eje Thelin)
    • Comments: Recorded live in March 1981.
  • Living transition - George Gruntz - Franco Ambrosetti (1988)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1986.
  • Happening now! - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band ´87 (1988)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti, Ray Anderson, Art Baron, Sharon Freeman, Howard Johnson, Sheila Jordan, Lee Konitz, Bob Moses, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Enrico Rava, Mike Richmond, Larry Schneider, Manfred Schoof, Marvin Stamm, David Taylor, Tom Varner, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: George Gruntz, Joe Henderson)
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1987.
  • 25 years - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1988)

  • First prize - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1989)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti, Dave Bargeron, Joe Daley, Stanton Davis, Sharon Freeman, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Bob Malach, Michael Mossman, Adam Nussbaum, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Mike Richmond, Larry Schneider, Manfred Schoof, Marvin Stamm, Tom Varner (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in May 1989.
  • Serious fun - George Gruntz Trio (1990) (LIVE)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti, Adam Nussbaum, Mike Richmond (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded live in September 1989.
  • Blues ´n dues et cetera - The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1991)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti, Ray Anderson, Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Jerry Bergonzi, Randy Brecker, John Clark, John D´Earth, Desire, Jon Faddis, Alex Foster, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Bob Malach, David Mann, Bob Millikan, Bob Mintzer, Michael Mossman, Adam Nussbaum, Jerry Peel, Jim Pugh, Mike Richmond, Wallace Roney, Roger Rosenberg, John Scofield, Marvin Stamm, David Taylor (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in January 1991.
  • Cosmopolitan greetings - George Gruntz / Allen Ginsberg (1993) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ray Anderson, Danny Gottlieb, Howard Johnson, Sheila Jordan, Renee Manning, Mark Murphy, Olivier Peters, Mike Richmond, Steffen Schorn (RIP: Allen Ginsberg, George Gruntz)
    • Guests: Roy Deuvall, David Horler, John Marshall, Freddie Santiago (RIP: Don Cherry)
    • Comments: Recorded live in May 1992, composed by George Gruntz, with libretto by Allen Ginsberg.
  • Beyond another wall - Live in China - George Gruntz (1994) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ray Anderson, Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Billy Branch, John D´Earth, Sal Giorgianni, Danny Gottlieb, Tim Hagans, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Bob Malach, Mike Richmond, Larry Schneider, Lew Soloff, David Taylor, Jack Walrath, Carl Weathersby (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded live in November 1992.
  • Mock-lo-motion - The George Gruntz Trio (1995) (LIVE)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti, Adam Nussbaum, Mike Richmond (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded live in May 1995.
  • Sins´n wins´n funs - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1996)

    • Members: Pheeroan Ak Laff, Ray Anderson, Django Bates, Jerry Bergonzi, Tim Berne, Seamus Blake, John Clark, Kim Clarke, Joe Daley, Peter Erskine, Sal Giorgianni, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Sheila Jordan, Palle Mikkelborg, Michael Mossman, Adam Nussbaum, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Mike Richmond, Dino Saluzzi, Arturo Sandoval, Alan Skidmore, Marvin Stamm, David Taylor (RIP: George Gruntz, Jimmy Knepper, Eje Thelin)
    • Comments: Collection of live recording between 1981 and 1995.
  • Merryteria - The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1999)

    • Members: Ray Anderson, Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Luis Bonilla, Earl Gardner, Clark Gayton, Sal Giorgianni, Chris Hunter, Donny McCaslin, Earl McIntyre, Kenny Rampton, Mike Richmond, John Riley, Larry Schneider, Steffen Schorn, Christophe Schweizer, Alex Sipiagin, Marvin Stamm, Scott Wendholt, Raphael Woll (RIP: George Gruntz, Jens Winther)
    • Comments: Recorded in March and November 1998.
  • Liebermann - live at JazzFest Berlin - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1999) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dave Bargeron, Luis Bonilla, Clark Gayton, Sal Giorgianni, Chris Hunter, Donny McCaslin, Earl McIntyre, Matthieu Michel, Mike Richmond, John Riley, Larry Schneider, Steffen Schorn, Alex Sipiagin, Marvin Stamm, Scott Wendholt (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded live in November 1998.
  • Expo triangle - George Gruntz (2000)

    • Members: Dave Bargeron, Luis Bonilla, Clark Gayton, Sal Giorgianni, Chris Hunter, Donny McCaslin, Earl McIntyre, Mike Richmond, John Riley, Larry Schneider, Steffen Schorn, Alex Sipiagin, Marvin Stamm, Scott Wendholt, Raphael Woll (RIP: George Gruntz, Jens Winther)
    • Comments: It contains tracks recorded in July 2000, August 1964 and November 1998.
  • Global excellence - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (2001)

    • Members: Dave Bargeron, Luis Bonilla, Mark Egan, Sal Giorgianni, Danny Gottlieb, Chris Hunter, Renee Manning, Donny McCaslin, Earl McIntyre, Matthieu Michel, Kenny Rampton, Mike Richmond, Scott Robinson, Larry Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Marvin Stamm, Gary Valente (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 2000.
  • Renaissance man - George Gruntz (2002)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti, Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Mark Feldman, Daniel Humair, Chris Hunter, Sheila Jordan, Adam Nussbaum, Burhan Ocal, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Tom Rainey, Mike Richmond, Manfred Schoof, Alex Sipiagin, Alan Skidmore, Erika Stucky, Raphael Woll (RIP: Benny Bailey, George Gruntz)
    • Guests: Marcio Doctor, Heiner Wiberny (RIP: Kenny Clarke)
    • Comments: Each track is taken from a different date, ranging from 1961 to 2001, with some live tracks.
  • Mental cruelty - George Gruntz (2003)

    • Members: (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Guests: Barney Wilen (RIP: Kenny Clarke)
    • Comments: This album was recorded in 1960, but apparently it wasn´t released properly. It was finally published on CD in 2003 with additional unreleased tracks.
  • The Magic of a flute - George Gruntz / Peter O Chotjewitz (2004)

    • Members: Joe Gallardo, Danny Gottlieb, Renee Manning, Mark Murphy, Lauren Newton, Tobias Weidinger, Sandie Wollasch (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Guests: Marcio Doctor, Dan Gottshall, Christof Lauer
  • Piano works II - Ringing the luminator - George Gruntz (2005)

    • Members: (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 2004.
  • Trio tage - Gruntz-Lang-Saluzzi (April 2005)

    • Members: Dino Saluzzi (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in October 2002.
  • Tiger by the tail - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (2006)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti, Dave Bargeron, Luis Bonilla, Sal Giorgianni, Danny Gottlieb, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Dave Liebman, Donny McCaslin, Earl McIntyre, Matthieu Michel, Kenny Rampton, Scott Robinson, Marvin Stamm, Gary Valente, Arie Volinez, Jack Walrath, Tobias Weidinger (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in March 2005.
  • Radio days - George Gruntz (2007) (LIVE)

    • Members: Franco Ambrosetti, Billy Branch, Mark Egan, Mark Feldman, Joe Gallardo, Herb Geller, Danny Gottlieb, Daniel Humair, Nils Landgren, Adam Nussbaum, Burhan Ocal, Tom Rainey, Mike Richmond, John Riley, Dino Saluzzi, Manfred Schoof, Christophe Schweizer, Alan Skidmore, Erika Stucky, Arie Volinez, Carl Weathersby, Tobias Weidinger, Jiggs Whigham, Sandie Wollasch (RIP: Benny Bailey, George Gruntz, Eje Thelin)
    • Guests: Thorsten Benkenstein, Bob Coassin, Roy Deuvall, Marcio Doctor, Chico Freeman, Dan Gottshall, David Horler, Christof Lauer, John Marshall, Heiner Wiberny (RIP: Von Freeman, Heinz Habermann, Steve Lacy, Jo Ment)
    • Comments: 10CD boxset comprising live tracks from different periods: from 1969 to 2006.
  • Pourquoi pas? Why not? - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (2008)

    • Members: Dave Bargeron, Sal Giorgianni, Tatum Greenblatt, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Donny McCaslin, Earl McIntyre, Rene Mosele, Kenny Rampton, John Riley, Larry Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Marvin Stamm, Gary Valente, Arie Volinez (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 2007.
  • Little horse - ho! - George Gruntz & Tobias Preisig (2009)

    • Members: Dave Liebman (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 2009.
  • Matterhorn matters - George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (2010) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dave Bargeron, Luciano Biondini, Sal Giorgianni, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Francois Laizeau, Rene Mosele, Scott Robinson, Michael Rodriguez, Andy Scherrer, Larry Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff, Jeff Stockham, Arie Volinez (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded live in April 2010.
  • Dig my Trane - George Gruntz (2012)

    • Members: Thorsten Benkenstein, Dan Gottshall, Tom Rainey (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in 2011 with the NDR Bigband.
  • The Alpine Power Plant - The Band ( - )

    • Members: Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Eddie Daniels, Runo Ericson, Herb Geller, Dusko Gojkovic, Daniel Humair, Virgil Jones, Erich Kleinschuster, Jiggs Whigham, Phil Woods (RIP: Benny Bailey, Dexter Gordon, George Gruntz, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ake Persson, Woody Shaw, Sahib Shihab)
OWN COMPILATIONS (1 credit)
  • 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, Herb Geller, Dusko Gojkovic, Tom Harrell, Daniel Humair, Gordon Johnson, Howard Johnson, Virgil Jones, Erich Kleinschuster, Bob Malach, Palle Mikkelborg, Seppo Paakkunainen, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Ferdinand Povel, Mike Richmond, John Scofield, Alan Skidmore, Lew Soloff, Charles Sullivan, Lew Tabackin, Jasper Van´t Hof, Bennie Wallace, Jiggs Whigham, Phil Woods (RIP: Benny Bailey, Dexter Gordon, George Gruntz, Joe Henderson, Peter Herbolzheimer, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Knepper, Charlie Mariano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ake Persson, Dom Um Romao, Woody Shaw, Sahib Shihab, Eje Thelin, Mike Zwerin)
    • Guests: Slide Hampton, Tony Inzalaco, Leo Wright (RIP: Don Byas, Art Farmer, Albert Mangelsdorff)
    • Comments: Tracks recorded in 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978 and 1980.
ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (6 credits)
  • Newport 1958 - The International Youth Band (1958) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dusko Gojkovic, Erich Kleinschuster (RIP: George Gruntz, Albert Mangelsdorff, Ronnie Ross, Gabor Szabo)
    • Guests: Roger Guerin (RIP: Marshall Brown)
  • Values - Jiggs Whigham (1971)

    • Members: Tony Inzalaco, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1971.
  • Trombone workshop - Jiggs Wigham / Albert Mangelsdorff / Ake Persson / Slide Hampton (1972)

    • Members: Slide Hampton, Tony Inzalaco, Jiggs Whigham (RIP: George Gruntz, Albert Mangelsdorff, Ake Persson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in September 1971.
  • Palais anthology - Piano Conclave (1975)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Jasper Van´t Hof (RIP: Gordon Beck, George Gruntz)
    • Guests: John Lee, Alphonse Mouzon
  • Jazz stars - Flavio Ambrosetti (1977)

    • Members: Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Daniel Humair (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1967.
  • At the Montreux Jazz Festival - Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Daniel Humair, Henri Texier, Phil Woods (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 1969.
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
  • Big band record - Ray Anderson (1994)

    • Members: Ray Anderson
    • Guests: Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Tim Berne, John D´Earth, Marty Ehrlich, Ellery Eskelin, Mark Feldman, Sal Giorgianni, Drew Gress, Howard Johnson, Ryan Kisor, Tom Rainey, Herb Robertson, Larry Schneider, Lew Soloff, David Taylor (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in January 1994 with the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band.
  • The Swiss duos - Tom Varner (November 2000)

    • Members: Tom Varner
    • Guests: (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1998.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (13 credits)
  • 10 anni di jazz in Italia 1949-1959 - VVAA (1959)

    • Guests: Flavio Ambrosetti, Daniel Humair (RIP: Gianni Basso, George Gruntz)
    • Technical: Gennaro Carone
    • Comments: All tracks were recorded in 1959.
  • Jazz at Comblain-la-tour - VVAA (1960) (LIVE)

  • More jazz at Comblain La Tour! - VVAA (1961) (LIVE)

  • Jazz Festival Ljubljana ´70 - VVAA (1970) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Daniel Humair, Bobby Hutcherson, Yoshiaki Masuo, Yoshio Suzuki, Henri Texier, Sadao Watanabe, Leo Wright (RIP: Josef Blaha, Gustav Brom, Art Farmer, George Gruntz, Harold Land, Bosko Petrovic, Monty Sunshine)
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 1970.
  • Zurich jazz festival 1970 - VVAA (1970) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Franco Ambrosetti, Pierre Favre, Tony Oxley, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Dexter Gordon, George Gruntz, Aladar Pege)
  • Jazz festival in Zurich - VVAA (1970) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Franco Ambrosetti, Pierre Favre, Tony Oxley, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Dexter Gordon, George Gruntz, Aladar Pege)
  • From Europe with jazz - VVAA (1971) (LIVE)

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

    • Guests: Franco Ambrosetti, Herb Geller, Dusko Gojkovic, Slide Hampton, Tony Inzalaco, Jiggs Whigham, Leo Wright (RIP: Benny Bailey, Don Byas, Art Farmer, Dexter Gordon, George Gruntz, Albert Mangelsdorff, Ake Persson, Sahib Shihab)
  • Ossiach Live - VVAA (1971)

    • Guests: Stu Martin, Alphonse Mouzon, Barre Phillips, Jean-Luc Ponty, Wayne Shorter, John Surman, Miroslav Vitous (RIP: George Gruntz, Friedrich Gulda, Volker Kriegel, Dom Um Romao, Joe Zawinul)
    • Comments: Recorded in June & July 1971.
  • Newport jazz festival - live - VVAA (1982) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Gene Allen, Dave Bailey, Tom Bryant, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Cobb, Bill Crow, Frankie Dunlop, Bernie Glow, Dusko Gojkovic, Henry Grimes, Roger Guerin, Louis Hayes, Roy Haynes, Erich Kleinschuster, Frank Rehak, John Sanders, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Sam Woodyard, Eugene Wright (RIP: Cat Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Danny Barcelona, Eddie Bert, Ruby Braff, Marshall Brown, Dave Brubeck, Billy Butterfield, Paul Chambers, Buck Clayton, John Coltrane, Willie Cook, Bert Dahlander, Miles Davis, Paul Desmond, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Don Ewell, Art Farmer, Bud Freeman, Tyree Glenn, Paul Gonsalves, Benny Goodman, Sonny Greer, Al Grey, George Gruntz, Bobby Hackett, Jimmy Hamilton, Roland Hanna, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Peanuts Hucko, Quentin Jackson, Hilton Jefferson, Jo Jones, Taft Jordan, Billy Kyle, Albert Mangelsdorff, Wendell Marshall, Howard McGhee, Thelonious Monk, Joe Morello, Gerry Mulligan, Ray Nance, Oscar Pettiford, Russell Procope, Ronnie Ross, Charlie Rouse, Jimmy Rushing, Pee Wee Russell, Sal Salvador, Zoot Sims, Willie Smith, Rex Stewart, Sonny Stitt, Billy Strayhorn, Gabor Szabo, Buddy Tate, Jack Teagarden, Ben Webster, Cootie Williams, Teddy Wilson, Jimmy Woode, Britt Woodman, Lester Young, Trummy Young, Joe Zawinul)
    • Technical: Vlado Meller (RIP: Teo Macero)
    • Comments: This 2LP includes live performances from 1956, 1958 and 1962, including Louis Armstrong All Stars, Louis Armstrong Newport International Jazz Band (in July 1958, with George Gruntz), Duke Ellington Alumni All Stars with Rex Stewart, Ben Webster & Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Benny Goodman Orchestra with Jimmy Rushing, The Newport All Stars, Willie ´The Lion´ Smith, Teddy Wilson, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck Quartet (in July 1963, with Joe Morello) and Miles Davis.
  • Jazzbuhne Berlin ´82 - VVAA (1983) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Philip Catherine, Nicolas Fiszman, Arjen Gorter, Daniel Humair, Francois Jeanneau, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Manfred Schoof, Alan Skidmore, Henri Texier (RIP: Fontella Bass, Lester Bowie, George Gruntz, David Peaston, Phillip Wilson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 1982, featuring among others, Philip Catherine Duo, Lester Bowie Ensemble, and Radio Big Band Berlin (featuring George Gruntz).
  • Jazz-club trombone - VVAA (1989)

    • Guests: Fred Atwood, Kenny Burrell, Buddy Catlett, Med Flory, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Urbie Green, Slide Hampton, Louis Hayes, Tony Inzalaco, Gus Johnson, Quincy Jones, Yusef Lateef, Lou Levy, Joe Lopes, Harold Mabern, Sam Marowitz, Roy McCurdy, Charlie Persip, Frank Rehak, Horace Silver, Les Spann, Clark Terry, Bart Varsalona, Doug Watkins, Julius Watkins, Jiggs Whigham, Phil Woods (RIP: Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Patti Bown, Bob Brookmeyer, Ray Brown, Ralph Burns, Billy Byers, Buddy Clark, Kenny Clarke, Jimmy Cleveland, Herb Ellis, Bill Evans, Tal Farlow, Art Farmer, Barry Galbraith, Al Grey, George Gruntz, Jake Hanna, Bill Harris, Percy Heath, Chubby Jackson, Budd Johnson, J J Johnson, Osie Johnson, Elvin Jones, Hank Jones, Connie Kay, Wynton Kelly, Porter Kilbert, Jimmy Knepper, Don Lamond, Herbie Lewis, Mel Lewis, Melba Liston, Albert Mangelsdorff, Warne Marsh, Jimmy Maxwell, Jay Migliori, Lee Morgan, Jamil Nasser, Jack Nimitz, Cecil Payne, Ake Persson, Oscar Peterson, Oscar Pettiford, Benny Powell, Jerome Richardson, Frank Rosolino, Jimmy Rowles, Ernie Royal, Sahib Shihab, Lucky Thompson, Ross Tompkins, Nick Travis, Kai Winding)
    • Producer: Creed Taylor (RIP: Leonard Feather, Norman Granz, Jack Tracy)
  • Midnight sessions - VVAA (2002)

    • Guests: Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Pierre Favre (RIP: Kenny Clarke, George Gruntz)
    • Comments: It includes tracks recorded from 1960 to 1963.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Jazz meets the world - VVAA (1975)

    • Guests: Franco Ambrosetti, Rubens Bassini, Chico Batera, Karl Berger, Nathan Davis, Pierre Favre, Terumasa Hino, Daniel Humair, Gunter Lenz, Emil Mangelsdorff, Mani Neumeier, Jean-Luc Ponty, Heinz Sauer, Manfred Schoof, Irene Schweizer, Eberhard Weber, Barney Wilen (RIP: Joachim-Ernst Berendt, Bubi Chen, Don Cherry, George Gruntz, Albert Mangelsdorff, Baden Powell, Tony Scott, Sonny Sharrock, Sahib Shihab, Eje Thelin, Uli Trepte, Jimmy Woode)
SESSIONS (10 credits)
  • What´s new? - Gil Cuppini Quintet (1961)

  • More than meets the ear - Jean-Luc Ponty (1968)

    • Members: Jean-Luc Ponty
    • Guests: Daniel Humair, leo Wright (RIP: George Gruntz, Carmell Jones)
  • Die jazz-werkstatt ´70 - NDR (1970)

    • Members: Herb Geller
    • Guests: Allan Botschinsky, Lew Delgatto, Nick Evans, Roger Guerin, Barry Guy, Slide Hampton, Chuck Israels, 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, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Derek Bailey, Jeff Clyne, George Gruntz, Friedrich Gulda, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Paul Rutherford)
  • Miles & Quincy live at Montreux - Miles Davis & Quincy Jones (1993) (LIVE)

    • Members: Kenny Garrett, Quincy Jones, Wallace Roney (RIP: Miles Davis)
    • Guests: Dave Bargeron, Carles Benavent, Jerry Bergonzi, Delmar Brown, John Clark, John D´Earth, Kenwood Dennard, Miles Evans, Alex Foster, Sal Giorgianni, Gil Goldstein, Conrad Herwig, Howard Johnson, Bob Malach, Tom Malone, Earl McIntyre, Mike Richmond, John Riley, Roger Rosenberg, Larry Schneider, Manfred Schoof, Lew Soloff, Marvin Stamm, Grady Tate, David Taylor, Ack Van Rooyen, Tom Varner, Jack Walrath (RIP: George Adams, Benny Bailey, George Gruntz)
    • Producer: Jerry Hey (RIP: Claude Nobs)
    • Technical: Bernie Grundman, Mick Guzauski
    • Comments: Recorded live at the 25th anniversary of the Montreux Jazz Festival, in July 1991, featuring The Gil Evans Orchestra and The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, plus some additional musicians.
  • What´s new? vol 2 - Gil Cuppini Quintet (1995)

  • The Complete Miles Davis at Montreux 1973-1991 - Miles Davis (2002) (LIVE)

    • Members: Kei Akagi, Felton Crews, Erin Davis, Joseph Foley, Robben Ford, Al Foster, Kenny Garrett, Kenny Garrett, Michael Henderson, Adam Holzman, Robert Irving III, Munyungo Jackson, Darryl Jones, Quincy Jones, Dave Liebman, Reggie Lucas, Rick Margitza, Marilyn Mazur, James Mtume, Richard Patterson, Benny Rietveld, Wallace Roney, John Scofield, Steve Thornton, Ricky Wellman, Vince Wilburn (RIP: Bob Berg, Pete Cosey, Miles Davis)
    • Guests: Dave Bargeron, Carles Benavent, Jerry Bergonzi, Delmar Brown, John Clark, John D´Earth, Kenwood Dennard, George Duke, Miles Evans, Alex Foster, Sal Giorgianni, Gil Goldstein, Conrad Herwig, Deron Johnson, Howard Johnson, Chaka Khan, Bob Malach, Tom Malone, Earl McIntyre, Mike Richmond, John Riley, Roger Rosenberg, David Sanborn, Larry Schneider, Manfred Schoof, Lew Soloff, Marvin Stamm, Grady Tate, David Taylor, Ack Van Rooyen, Tom Varner, Jack Walrath (RIP: George Adams, Benny Bailey, George Gruntz)
    • Producer: (RIP: Claude Nobs)
    • Technical: Jean Ristori
    • Comments: Gigantic 20CD boxset comprising Miles Davis appearances at Montreux Festival during so many years: 1973, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991.
  • Franco Cerri And His European Jazz Stars - Franco Cerri And His European Jazz Stars (2008)

    • Guests: Flavio Ambrosetti, Pierre Favre (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1959.
  • Swiss All Stars - Swiss All Stars (June 2011)

    • Guests: Franco Ambrosetti (RIP: George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Recorded in September 1964.
  • Cembalo modern+jazz - Hans Werner Henze ( - )

  • Das Moderne cembalo der Antoinette Vischer - Antoinette Vischer ( - )

COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (6 credits)
  • Doldinger Jubilee - Doldinger (1973)

    • Members: Curt Cress, Klaus Doldinger, Keith Forsey, Jimmy Jackson, Olaf Kubler, Udo Lindenberg, John Mealing, Lothar Meid, Wolfgang Schmid, Bryan Spring, Peter Trunk, Paul Vincent, Klaus Weiss
    • Guests: Donald Byrd, Jon Eardley, Dusko Gojkovic, Tony Inzalaco, Gibson Kemp, Heinz Kitschenberg, John O´Hara, Nat Peck, Frank Roberts, Siegfried Sigi Schwab, Klaus Voormann, Leo Wright (RIP: Benny Bailey, Helmut Brandt, Wild Bill Davison, Johnny Griffin, George Gruntz, Hans Koller, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ake Persson, Sahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, Eje Thelin, Attila Zoller)
    • Comments: 3LP comprising tracks by different artists, recorded from 1955 to 1973, all featuring Klaus Doldinger.
  • Gil Cuppini groups & big band - Gil Cuppini (January 1984)

    • Guests: Dusko Gojkovic, Barney Wilen (RIP: Gianni Basso, George Gruntz)
    • Comments: It contains tracks recorded in 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1968.
  • Jazz meets Europe - VVAA (1997)

    • Guests: Franco Ambrosetti, Nathan Davis, Pierre Favre, Daniel Humair, Mani Neumeier (RIP: George Gruntz, Jimmy Woode)
    • Producer: (RIP: Joachim-Ernst Berendt)
  • Collected early works - Earle Brown (2000)

    • Guests: Matthew Raimondi (RIP: Earle Brown, George Gruntz)
    • Comments: Compilation with some rare tracks.
  • Q: the musical biography of Quincy Jones - Quincy Jones (October 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, Dave Bargeron, John Barnes, Arnold Belnick, Joe Benjamin, 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, 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, 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, Paulette McWilliams, 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, Mickey Baker, Danny Bank, 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, George Gruntz, 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, Ben Kynard, Ralph MacDonald, Shelly Manne, Big Maybelle, Lew McCreary, Dave McKenna, Hal McKusick, Carmen McRae, Mike Melvoin, 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, Donna Summer, 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, Claude Nobs, Bob Shad, Bob Thiele, Bob Weinstock)
    • Technical: Humberto Gatica, Bernie Grundman, Phil Ramone, Rudy Van Gelder (RIP: Tom Dowd)
  • 1986-1991 - the Warner years - Miles Davis (October 2011)

    • Members: Kei Akagi, Rudy Bird, Mino Cinelu, John Clark, Erin Davis, Al Foster, Kenny Garrett, Adam Holzman, Robert Irving III, Munyungo Jackson, Darryl Jones, Quincy Jones, Rick Margitza, Marilyn Mazur, Marcus Miller, Richard Patterson, Benny Rietveld, Wallace Roney, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Angus Thomas, Ricky Wellman, Vince Wilburn (RIP: Bob Berg, Miles Davis)
    • Guests: Tawatha Agee, Dave Bargeron, Carles Benavent, Jerry Bergonzi, George Bohanon, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Oscar Brashear, Delmar Brown, Ray Brown, Will Calhoun, John D´Earth, Paulinho Da Costa, Joey DeFrancesco, Kenwood Dennard, Vincent DeRosa, Rory Dodd, David Duke, George Duke, Miles Evans, Steve Ferrone, Alex Foster, Sal Giorgianni, Gil Goldstein, Bill Green, Dave Grusin, Omar Hakim, Conrad Herwig, Dann Huff, Bashiri Johnson, Deron Johnson, Howard Johnson, Jackie Kelso, Chaka Khan, Earl Klugh, Marty Krystall, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Jeff Lorber, Fred Maher, Bob Malach, Tom Malone, Sal Marquez, Harvey Mason, Earl McIntyre, Alphonse Mouzon, Dick Nash, Charles Owens, Steve Reid, Vernon Reid, Mike Richmond, John Riley, Roger Rosenberg, Margaret Ross, Joe Sample, Larry Schneider, Manfred Schoof, Nolan Smith, Lew Soloff, Marvin Stamm, Grady Tate, David Taylor, Fonzi Thornton, Richard Todd, John Tropea, Eric Troyer, Michal Urbaniak, Ack Van Rooyen, Tom Varner, Jack Walrath, Bernard Wright (RIP: Charles Ables, George Adams, Don Alias, Benny Bailey, Jimmy Cleveland, Buddy Collette, George Gruntz, Shirley Horn, Lew McCreary)
    • Producer: Jerry Hey, Tommy LiPuma, Russ Titelman (RIP: Jack Nitzsche, Claude Nobs, Richard Seidel)
    • Comments: 5CD boxset.

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  • Art Farmer - Gingerbread Boy
  • Art Farmer live in February 1969. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Art Farmer, George Gruntz, Daniel Humair, Henri Texier.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Inner Urge
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in 1987. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Franco Ambrosetti, Ray Anderson, Art Baron, Sharon Freeman, George Gruntz, Joe Henderson, Howard Johnson, Sheila Jordan, Lee Konitz, Bob Moses, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Enrico Rava, Mike Richmond, Larry Schneider, Manfred Schoof, David Taylor, Tom Varner, Kenny Wheeler.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Emergency Call & Ode To Princess
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in 1987. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: George Gruntz. most of them unknown to me.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Guinevere´s Garden & Body And Soul
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in October 1988. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Peter Erskine, George Gruntz, Joe Henderson, Sheila Jordan, Mike Richmond. some others unknown to me.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Everybody´s Song But My Own
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in 1988. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Ray Anderson, Art Baron, Sharon Freeman, George Gruntz, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Bob Malach, Paul Motian, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Mike Richmond, Arturo Sandoval, Manfred Schoof, Marvin Stamm, David Taylor, Tom Varner, Kenny Wheeler.

  • Miles Davis Group - Orgone
  • Miles Davis & Quincy Jones live in July 1991. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, George Gruntz, Quincy Jones, Mike Richmond, Wallace Roney, Grady Tate. Rest of the musicians unknown to me.

  • Miles Davis Group - Boplicity
  • Miles Davis & Quincy Jones live in July 1991. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, George Gruntz, Quincy Jones, Mike Richmond, Wallace Roney, Grady Tate. Rest of the musicians unknown to me.

  • Miles Davis Group - Springsville
  • Miles Davis & Quincy Jones live in July 1991. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, George Gruntz, Quincy Jones, Mike Richmond, Wallace Roney, Grady Tate. Rest of the musicians unknown to me.

  • Miles Davis Group - Here Come De Honey Man
  • Miles Davis & Quincy Jones live in July 1991. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, George Gruntz, Quincy Jones, Mike Richmond, Wallace Roney, Grady Tate. Rest of the musicians unknown to me.

  • Miles Davis Group - Gone Gone Gone & Summertime - 01
  • Miles Davis & Quincy Jones live in July 1991. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, George Gruntz, Quincy Jones, Mike Richmond, Wallace Roney, Grady Tate. Rest of the musicians unknown to me.

  • Miles Davis Group - Miles Ahead
  • Miles Davis & Quincy Jones live in July 1991. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, George Gruntz, Quincy Jones, Mike Richmond, Wallace Roney, Grady Tate. Rest of the musicians unknown to me.

  • Miles Davis Group - My Ship
  • Miles Davis & Quincy Jones live in July 1991. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, George Gruntz, Quincy Jones, Mike Richmond, Wallace Roney, Grady Tate. Rest of the musicians unknown to me.

  • Miles Davis Group - The Maids Of Cadiz
  • Miles Davis & Quincy Jones live in July 1991. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, George Gruntz, Quincy Jones, Mike Richmond, Wallace Roney, Grady Tate. Rest of the musicians unknown to me.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Billie´s Bounce
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in 1994. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Ellery Eskelin, Sal Giorgianni, George Gruntz, Tom Harrell, Joe Henderson, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Elvin Jones, Earl McIntyre, Adam Nussbaum, Mike Richmond, Larry Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff, Steve Turre, Jack Walrath.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Unknown Title
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in 1994. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: George Gruntz, Elvin Jones. most of them unknown to me.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Napoleon Blown Apart
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in 1994. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Ellery Eskelin, Sal Giorgianni, George Gruntz, Tom Harrell, Joe Henderson, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Elvin Jones, Earl McIntyre, Adam Nussbaum, Mike Richmond, Larry Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff, Steve Turre, Jack Walrath.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Black Narcissus
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in November 1994. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Ellery Eskelin, Sal Giorgianni, George Gruntz, Tom Harrell, Joe Henderson, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Elvin Jones, Earl McIntyre, Adam Nussbaum, Mike Richmond, Larry Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff, Steve Turre, Jack Walrath.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Inner Urge
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in November 1994. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Ellery Eskelin, Sal Giorgianni, George Gruntz, Tom Harrell, Joe Henderson, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Elvin Jones, Earl McIntyre, Adam Nussbaum, Mike Richmond, Larry Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff, Steve Turre, Jack Walrath.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Destiny
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in 1994. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Dave Bargeron, Art Baron, Ellery Eskelin, Sal Giorgianni, George Gruntz, Tom Harrell, Joe Henderson, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Elvin Jones, Earl McIntyre, Adam Nussbaum, Mike Richmond, Larry Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff, Steve Turre, Jack Walrath.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Unknown Title
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in 1994. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Dave Bargeron, Sal Giorgianni, George Gruntz, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Earl McIntyre, Mike Richmond, Larry Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff, Erika Stucky, Steve Turre. some others unknown to me.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Concert
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in 1998. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Ray Anderson, Dave Bargeron, Luis Bonilla, Clark Gayton, Sal Giorgianni, George Gruntz, Chris Hunter, Donny McCaslin, Mike Richmond, Larry Schneider, Steffen Schorn, Alex Sipiagin, Terell Stafford, Scott Wendholt, Jens Winther, Raphael Woll.

  • George Gruntz Trio - In A Mellow Tone
  • George Gruntz Trio live in June 2007. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: George Gruntz, Herbie Kopf, Raphael Woll.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Concert
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in 2007. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Dave Bargeron, Sal Giorgianni, Danny Gottlieb, Tatum Greenblatt, George Gruntz, Chris Hunter, Howard Johnson, Elliot Mason, Earl McIntyre, Adrian Pflugshaupt, Larry Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Marvin Stamm, Gary Valente, Arie Volinez, Jack Walrath.

  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band - Meat
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band live in 2007. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: George Gruntz. most of them unknown to me.

  • George Gruntz Trio - Well You Needn´t
  • George Gruntz Trio live in June 2007. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: George Gruntz, Herbie Kopf, Raphael Woll.

  • George Gruntz Trio - One For The Kids
  • George Gruntz Trio live in June 2007. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: George Gruntz, Herbie Kopf, Raphael Woll.

  • George Gruntz & Tobias Preisig - Autumn Leaves & Well You Needn´t
  • George Gruntz & Tobias Preisig live in March 2008. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: George Gruntz, Tobias Preisig.

  • George Gruntz & Tobias Preisig - Body And Soul
  • George Gruntz & Tobias Preisig live in September 2010. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: George Gruntz, Tobias Preisig.

  • NDR Big Band - Big Nick
  • NDR Big Band with George Gruntz live in May 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: George Gruntz. Rest of the musicians unknown to me.


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