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Monday, 31 March 2014

Med Flory (sax)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Great sax and clarinet jazz player, Med Flory was born Meredith Irwin Flory on August 27th, 1926 in Logansport, Indiana, USA. The first band I know with him is Claude Thornhill Orchestra, followed by stints with Art Mooney. He joined Woody Herman Orchestra in 1953. Later, he joined Tommy Tucker, and then, he started his own group.

He moved to California in 1956, forming a new band there. He also started singing by then.

In 1959, he rejoined Woody Herman Orchestra. This was followed by a new career in acting, appearing in several movies, also in TV series such as Bonanza, Police Woman, Lassie or Mannix.

In 1972, Flory and Buddy Clark formed Supersax.

Med Flory passed away on March 12th, 2014. He was 87.


TERRY GIBBS GROUP


This was the Terry Gibbs Dream Band in March 1959:

TERRY GIBBS GROUP #?
1959
Terry Gibbs
vibraphone
Pete Jolly
piano
Conte Candoli
trumpet
Al Porcino
trumpet
Ray Triscari
trumpet
Stu Williamson
trumpet
Bob Enevoldsen
trombone
Vern Friley
trombone
Joe Cadena
trombone
Joe Maini
sax
Charlie Kennedy
sax
Bill Holman
sax
Med Flory
sax
Jack Schwartz
sax
Max Bennett
bass
Mel Lewis
drums

A live album was released many years ago, in 1986, Terry Gibbs Dream Band.

Other info on members of Terry Gibbs Group (I know up to 40 members)
Already covered (5): Bob Brookmeyer, Herb Ellis, Pete Jolly, Al Porcino, Bud Shank
To be covered (25): Benny Aronov, John Audino, Max Bennett, Bob Burgess, Conte Candoli, Buddy Clark, Alice Coltrane, Bob Enevoldsen, Vern Friley, Terry Gibbs, Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Lee Katzman, Stan Levey, Lou Levy, Mel Lewis, Joe Maini, Jack Nimitz, Bill Perkins, Jerome Richardson, Frank Rosolino, Bobby Shew, Bill Smiley, Ray Triscari, Stu Williamson
Not enough info (9): Don Abney, Joe Cadena, Bob Edmonson, Frank Higgins, Charlie Kennedy, Pat Moran, Terry Pollard, Chuck Redd, Jack Schwartz


SUPERSAX


This is the probably the original lineup of Supersax, in December 1972:

SUPERSAX #?
1972
Buddy Clark
bass
Ronnell Bright
piano
Conte Candoli
trumpet
Warne Marsh
sax
Joe Lopes
sax
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Jack Nimitz
sax
Jake Hanna
drums

This was Supersax in June 1973:

SUPERSAX #?
1973
Conte Candoli
trumpet
Warne Marsh
sax
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Jack Nimitz
sax
Joe Lopes
sax
Nick Ceroli
drums

This is Supersax in October 1973, with Carl Fontana on trombone instead of trumpet player Conte Candoli:

SUPERSAX #?
1973
Buddy Clark
bass
Ronnell Bright
piano
Carl Fontana
trombone
Warne Marsh
sax
Joe Lopes
sax
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Jack Nimitz
sax
Jake Hanna
drums

This is Supersax in January 1974:

SUPERSAX #?
1974
Buddy Clark
bass
Lou Levy
piano
Frank Rosolino
trombone
Warne Marsh
sax
Joe Lopes
sax
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Jack Nimitz
sax
Jake Hanna
drums

The same band played again in July 1974.

This is Supersax in 1974 with slight changes in the lineup:

SUPERSAX #?
1974
Leroy Vinnegar
bass
Lou Levy
piano
Carl Fontana
trombone
Warne Marsh
sax
Joe Lopes
sax
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Jack Nimitz
sax
Jake Hanna
drums

This was Supersax in November 1974:

SUPERSAX #?
1974
Buddy Clark
bass
Lou Levy
piano
Conte Candoli
trumpet
Billy Byrne
trumpet
Warne Marsh
sax
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Don Menza
sax
Nick Ceroli
drums

In January 1975, Supersax starts a short tour in Japan with these musicians:

SUPERSAX #?
Jan 75
Buddy Clark
bass
Lou Levy
piano
Frank Rosolino
trombone
Warne Marsh
sax
Joe Lopes
sax
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Jack Nimitz
sax
Jake Hanna
drums

Two different live albums were released from those concerts, The Japanese tour in 1998, and Live in ´75 - the Japanese tour in 1999.

In February 1976, Supersax play some gigs in Chicago, with most of the original players:

SUPERSAX #?
1976
Fred Atwood
bass
Lou Levy
piano
Conte Candoli
trumpet
Warne Marsh
sax
Joe Lopes
sax
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Jack Nimitz
sax
Jake Hanna
drums

This was Supersax in April 1976:

SUPERSAX #?
1976
Fred Atwood
bass
Lou Levy
piano
Conte Candoli
trumpet
Warne Marsh
sax
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Jack Nimitz
sax
Lanny Morgan
sax
Jake Hanna
drums

This was a different edition of Supersax around 1978:

SUPERSAX #?
1978
Fred Atwood
bass
Lou Levy
piano
Conte Candoli
trumpet
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Jack Nimitz
sax
Don Menza
sax
Lanny Morgan
sax
Frank Rosolino
trombone
John Dentz
drums

This was Supersax in October 1979:

SUPERSAX #?
1979
Monty Budwig
bass
Lou Levy
piano
Conte Candoli
trumpet
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Jack Nimitz
sax
Ray Reed
sax
Lanny Morgan
sax
John Dentz
drums

This is the personnel for Supersax around November 1986:

SUPERSAX #?
1986
Monty Budwig
bass
Conte Candoli
trumpet
Med Flory
sax
Jay Migliori
sax
Jack Nimitz
sax
Lanny Morgan
sax
Ray Reed
sax
Larance Marable
drums
Gene Merlino
backing vocals
John Bahler
backing vocals
Donna Davidson
backing vocals
Melissa Mackay
backing vocals

Other info on members of Supersax (I know up to 29 members)
Already covered (2): Monty Budwig, Jake Hanna
To be covered (26): Fred Atwood, John Bahler, Gary Barone, Walter Bishop Jr, Ronnell Bright, Billy Byrne, Conte Candoli, Nick Ceroli, Buddy Clark, Donna Davidson, John Dentz, Carl Fontana, Lou Levy, Joe Lopes, Melissa Mackay, Larance Marable, Warne Marsh, Don Menza, Gene Merlino, Jay Migliori, Blue Mitchell, Lanny Morgan, Jack Nimitz, Ray Reed, Frank Rosolino,... up to 26 musicians.


CONTE CANDOLI GROUP


This was the Conte Candoli-Med Flory Quintet that recorded the live album Live at Cappozoli´s - Las Vegas late night sessions_0 in October 1998:

CONTE CANDOLI GROUP #?
1998
Conte Candoli
trumpet
Med Flory
sax
Tom Warrington
bass
Frank Strazzeri
piano
Dick Berk
drums

Other info on members of Conte Candoli Group (I know up to 6 members)
Already covered (1): Dick Berk
To be covered (1): Conte Candoli
Not enough info (3): Chuck Redd, Frank Strazzeri, Tom Warrington


   11 BANDS (WITH 26 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Ray Anthony Orchestra  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Jam session at The Tower - Ray Anthony (1956)

    • Members: (RIP: Med Flory)
    • Guests: John Audino, Gene Merlino, Dick Nash, Alvin Stoller (RIP: Georgie Auld, Conrad Gozzo, Paul Smith)
  • Anthony plays Allen - Ray Anthony / Steve Allen (1984)

    • Members: (RIP: Med Flory)
    • Guests: Plas Johnson, Ronnie Lang, Alvin Stoller (RIP: Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Skeets Herfurt, Lew McCreary)
    • Comments: Recorded in June 1958.
    Other info on members of Ray Anthony Orchestra (I know up to 11 members)
    To be covered (2):Nick Ceroli, Mel Lewis
    Not enough info (8):Leroy Anthony, Ray Anthony, Vikki Carr, Tommy Mercer, Marcie Miller, Dick Reynolds, Ken Trimble, David Wertman
    Mike Barone Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Live at Donte´s, 1968 - The Mike Barone Big Band (1998) (LIVE)

    • Members: Gary Barone, Steve Huffsteter, Jim Hughart, Charles Loper, Ernie Tack, Mike Wofford (RIP: Buddy Childers, Med Flory, John Guerin, Bill Perkins)
    • Guests: Larry McGuire, Jim Trimble (RIP: Jack Nimitz)
    • Comments: Recorded live in two concerts in November and December 1968.
    Other info on members of Mike Barone Orchestra (I know up to 58 members)
    Already covered (3):Monty Budwig, Larry Bunker, John Guerin
    To be covered (21):Adolfo Acosta, Gary Barone, Buddy Childers, Bruce Fowler, Jamie Hovorka, Steve Huffsteter, Jim Hughart, Mark Lewis, Charles Loper, Larry Lunetta, Lanny Morgan, Bill Perkins, Kim Richmond, Tom Scott, Bob Summers, Ernie Tack, Phil Teele, John Thomas, Lee R Thornburg, Ernie Watts, Mike Wofford
    Not enough info (33):Randy Alcroft, Mike Barone, Keith Bishop, Bill Booth, Bryant Byers, John Campbell, Lou Ciotti, Jeff Colella, Chris Conner, Pete DeSiena, Vince Diaz, Jeff Driskill, Rich Eames, Kevin Garren, Craig Gosnell, Jennifer Hall, Dick Hamilton, Joel Hamilton, Rob Hardt, Kari Harris, Ron King, Paul Kreibich, Bob Leatherbarrow, Tom Luer, John Mitchell,... up to 33 musicians.
    Conte Candoli Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Live at Cappozoli´s - Las Vegas late night sessions - The Conte Candoli - Med Flory Quintet (1999) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Conte Candoli, Med Flory + Dick Berk)
    • Comments: Recorded live in October 1998.
    Other info on members of Conte Candoli Group (I know up to 6 members)
    Already covered (1):Dick Berk
    To be covered (1):Conte Candoli
    Not enough info (3):Chuck Redd, Frank Strazzeri, Tom Warrington
    Med Flory Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Jazz wave - Med Flory And His Orchestra ( - )

  • Other info on members of Med Flory Orchestra (I know up to 3 members)
    Already covered (1):Al Porcino
    Not enough info (1):Charlie Kennedy
    Terry Gibbs Group  7 RECORDINGS:
  • More vibes on velvet - Terry Gibbs (1959)

    • Members: Terry Gibbs + Max Bennett, Bill Holman (RIP: Med Flory, Pete Jolly, Charlie Kennedy, Mel Lewis, Joe Maini)
    • Guests: (RIP: Pete Rugolo)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1958.
  • Launching a new band - Terry Gibbs And His Orchestra (1959)

    • Members: Terry Gibbs + Max Bennett, Bob Enevoldsen, Vern Friley, Bill Holman, Ray Triscari (RIP: Bob Brookmeyer, Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Pete Jolly, Charlie Kennedy, Mel Lewis, Joe Maini, Al Porcino, Frank Rosolino, Stu Williamson)
    • Guests: Phil Gilbert (RIP: Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Joe Mondragon, Marty Paich)
  • Launching a new sound in music - Terry Gibbs (February 1959)

    • Members: Terry Gibbs + Max Bennett, Bob Enevoldsen, Vern Friley, Bill Holman, Ray Triscari (RIP: Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Pete Jolly, Charlie Kennedy, Mel Lewis, Joe Maini, Al Porcino, Frank Rosolino, Stu Williamson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Marty Paich, Jackie Paris)
  • Dream band vol 1 - Terry Gibbs (1986) (LIVE)

    • Members: Terry Gibbs + Max Bennett, Bob Enevoldsen, Vern Friley, Bill Holman, Ray Triscari (RIP: Bob Brookmeyer, Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Pete Jolly, Charlie Kennedy, Mel Lewis, Joe Maini, Al Porcino, Stu Williamson)
    • Guests: George Horn (RIP: Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Marty Paich)
    • Comments: Recorded live in 3 concerts in March 1959. CD edition contains 1 bonus track.
  • Dream band vol 2: the Sundown sessions - Terry Gibbs Dream Band (1987) (LIVE)

    • Members: Terry Gibbs + John Audino, Vern Friley, Bill Holman, Bill Smiley (RIP: Bob Burgess, Conte Candoli, Buddy Clark, Med Flory, Charlie Kennedy, Lou Levy, Mel Lewis, Joe Maini, Bill Perkins, Stu Williamson)
    • Guests: George Horn, Lennie Niehaus (RIP: Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Marty Paich)
    • Comments: Recorded live in November 1959.
  • Dream band vol 3: flying home - Terry Gibbs Dream Band (1988) (LIVE)

    • Members: Terry Gibbs + Benny Aronov, John Audino, Max Bennett, Bob Enevoldsen, Vern Friley, Bill Holman, Lee Katzman, Bill Smiley, Ray Triscari (RIP: Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Burgess, Conte Candoli, Buddy Clark, Med Flory, Pete Jolly, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Kennedy, Lou Levy, Mel Lewis, Joe Maini, Jack Nimitz, Bill Perkins, Al Porcino, Frank Rosolino, Stu Williamson)
    • Guests: George Horn, Frank Huggins (RIP: Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Marty Paich)
    • Comments: Some tracks were recorded live in March 1959, plus some songs recorded live in November 1959. CD edition contains 1 bonus track.
  • Dream band vol 6 - one more time - Terry Gibbs (2002) (LIVE)

    • Members: Terry Gibbs + Benny Aronov, John Audino, Max Bennett, Bob Enevoldsen, Vern Friley, Bill Holman, Lee Katzman, Bill Smiley, Ray Triscari (RIP: Bob Burgess, Conte Candoli, Buddy Clark, Med Flory, Pete Jolly, Charlie Kennedy, Lou Levy, Mel Lewis, Joe Maini, Bill Perkins, Al Porcino, Stu Williamson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Irene Kral)
    • Comments: Recorded live in two different concerts in March and November 1959. Some tracks feature guest singer Irene Kral.
    Other info on members of Terry Gibbs Group (I know up to 40 members)
    Already covered (5):Bob Brookmeyer, Herb Ellis, Pete Jolly, Al Porcino, Bud Shank
    To be covered (25):Benny Aronov, John Audino, Max Bennett, Bob Burgess, Conte Candoli, Buddy Clark, Alice Coltrane, Bob Enevoldsen, Vern Friley, Terry Gibbs, Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Lee Katzman, Stan Levey, Lou Levy, Mel Lewis, Joe Maini, Jack Nimitz, Bill Perkins, Jerome Richardson, Frank Rosolino, Bobby Shew, Bill Smiley, Ray Triscari, Stu Williamson
    Not enough info (9):Don Abney, Joe Cadena, Bob Edmonson, Frank Higgins, Charlie Kennedy, Pat Moran, Terry Pollard, Chuck Redd, Jack Schwartz
    Woody Herman Orchestra  3 RECORDINGS:
  • At the Monterey Jazz Festival - Woody Herman´s Big New Herd (1960) (LIVE)

    • Members: Victor Feldman, Urbie Green (RIP: Woody Herman + Monty Budwig, Conte Candoli, Bill Chase, Med Flory, Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins, Al Porcino, Zoot Sims)
    • Guests: Frank Huggins, Bill Smiley (RIP: Charlie Byrd, Don Lanphere, Mel Lewis, Si Zentner)
    • Technical: (RIP: Tom Dowd)
  • World class - The Woody Herman Big Band (1984) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mike Brignola, Billy Byrne, Jim Carroll, John Fedchock, Jeff Hamilton, Randy Hawes, Mark Lewis, Paul McGinley, Sal Nistico, Brian O´Flaherty, John Oddo, George Rabbal, Dave Ratajczak, Gene Smith, Frank Tiberi, Scott Wagstaff (RIP: Woody Herman + Al Cohn, Med Flory, Jimmy Giuffre, Flip Phillips, Don Rader)
    • Producer: Carl E Jefferson
    • Technical: Phil Edwards, George Horn
    • Comments: Recorded live in different concerts in September 1982, with special guests Al Cohn, Med Flory, Sal Nistico and Flip Phillips.
  • From east to west - The Woody Herman Big Band (September 2002)

    • Members: Mike Brignola, Billy Byrne, Jim Carroll, John Fedchock, Jeff Hamilton, Dave Lalama, Mark Lewis, Paul McGinley, Sal Nistico, Brian O´Flaherty, John Oddo, Dave Ratajczak, Randy Russell, Larry Shunk, Gene Smith, Bill Stapleton, Frank Tiberi, Scott Wagstaff (RIP: Woody Herman + Al Cohn, Med Flory, Stan Getz, Jimmy Giuffre, Flip Phillips, Don Rader)
    • Producer: Carl E Jefferson
    • Technical: Ron Davis, Phil DeLancie, Phil Edwards, George Horn
    Other info on members of Woody Herman Orchestra (I know up to 242 members)
    Already covered (7):Nat Adderley, Bob Brookmeyer, Monty Budwig, Frank Foster, Jake Hanna, Sonny Igoe, Al Porcino
    To be covered (234):John Adams, Pepper Adams, Tony Aless, Joe Alexander, Trigger Alpert, Gene Ammons, Tom Anastas, Gary Anderson, Wayne Andre, Chuck Andrus, Danny Bank, Billy Bauer, John Bennett, Sonny Berman, Bill Berry, Eddie Bert, Joe Bishop, James Bolden, Johnny Bothwell, Jean Bowes, Oscar Brashear, Mike Brignola, Gordon Brisker, Alan Broadbent, John Bunch,... up to 234 musicians.
    Art Mooney Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Art Mooney Orchestra (I know up to 10 members)
    Not enough info (9):Ray Barduc, John Best, Nappy Lamare, Ray Leatherwood, Matty Matlock, Eddie Miller, Art Mooney, Moe Schneider, Stan Wrightsman
    Al Porcino Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Al Porcino Orchestra (I know up to 18 members)
    Already covered (1):Al Porcino
    To be covered (2):Roberto Di Gioia, Wolfgang Haffner
    Not enough info (14):Paulo Cardoso, Thomas Faist, Gerd Fink, Auwi Geyer, Erwin Gregg, Johannes Herrlich, Petri Kral, Hermann Martireiter, Claus Reichstaller, Otto Staniloi, Peter Tuscher, Jon Welch, Franz Weyerer, Thomas Zoller
    Supersax  10 RECORDINGS:
  • Plays Bird vol 2: salt peanuts - Supersax (1973)

    • Members: Fred Atwood, John Dentz, Joe Lopes (RIP: Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Jake Hanna, Lou Levy, Warne Marsh, Jay Migliori, Blue Mitchell, Jack Nimitz, Frank Rosolino)
  • Plays Bird - Supersax (1973)

    • Members: Ronnell Bright, Joe Lopes (RIP: Conte Candoli, Buddy Clark, Med Flory, Jake Hanna, Warne Marsh, Jay Migliori, Jack Nimitz)
    • Guests: Charles Loper, Larry McGuire, Ernie Tack, Ray Triscari
    • Technical: Wally Traugott
  • Salt peanuts - Supersax (1974)

    • Members: Ronnell Bright, Joe Lopes (RIP: Walter Bishop Jr, Conte Candoli, Buddy Clark, Med Flory, Carl Fontana, Jake Hanna, Lou Levy, Warne Marsh, Jay Migliori, Jack Nimitz)
    • Technical: Wally Traugott
  • Chasin´ the Bird - Supersax (1977)

    • Members: Fred Atwood, John Dentz, Joe Lopes (RIP: Conte Candoli, Buddy Clark, Med Flory, Jake Hanna, Lou Levy, Warne Marsh, Jay Migliori, Blue Mitchell, Jack Nimitz, Frank Rosolino)
  • Dynamite!! - Supersax (1979)

    • Members: Fred Atwood, John Dentz, Don Menza, Lanny Morgan (RIP: Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Lou Levy, Jay Migliori, Jack Nimitz, Frank Rosolino)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1978.
  • LA Supersax and LA voices - Supersax (1983)

    • Members: John Bahler, John Dentz, Melissa MacKay, Gene Merlino, Lanny Morgan, Ray Reed (RIP: Monty Budwig, Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Lou Levy, Jay Migliori, Jack Nimitz)
    • Comments: Recorded from December 1982 to February 1983.
  • Supersax and LA voices vol 2 - Supersax (1984)

    • Members: John Bahler, John Dentz, Melissa MacKay, Gene Merlino, Lanny Morgan, Ray Reed (RIP: Monty Budwig, Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Lou Levy, Jay Migliori, Jack Nimitz)
  • Stone Bird - Supersax (1988)

    • Members: Larance Marable, Lanny Morgan, Ray Reed (RIP: Monty Budwig, Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Jake Hanna, Lou Levy, Jay Migliori, Jack Nimitz)
    • Technical: Charles Paakkari
  • The Japanese tour - Supersax (December 1998) (LIVE)

    • Members: Joe Lopes (RIP: Med Flory, Jake Hanna, Lou Levy, Warne Marsh, Jay Migliori, Jack Nimitz, Frank Rosolino)
  • Live in ´75 - the Japanese tour - Supersax (December 1999) (LIVE)

    • Members: Joe Lopes (RIP: Buddy Clark, Med Flory, Jake Hanna, Lou Levy, Warne Marsh, Jay Migliori, Jack Nimitz, Frank Rosolino)
    • Comments: Another live album recorded from the Supersax Japanese tour in 1975.
    Other info on members of Supersax (I know up to 29 members)
    Already covered (2):Monty Budwig, Jake Hanna
    To be covered (26):Fred Atwood, John Bahler, Gary Barone, Walter Bishop Jr, Ronnell Bright, Billy Byrne, Conte Candoli, Nick Ceroli, Buddy Clark, Donna Davidson, John Dentz, Carl Fontana, Lou Levy, Joe Lopes, Melissa Mackay, Larance Marable, Warne Marsh, Don Menza, Gene Merlino, Jay Migliori, Blue Mitchell, Lanny Morgan, Jack Nimitz, Ray Reed, Frank Rosolino,... up to 26 musicians.
    Claude Thornhill Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • 1949-1953 performances - Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Bill Barber, Junior Collins, Gene Quill (RIP: Claude Thornhill + Med Flory, Hal McKusick)
    • Guests: Gene Allen, Al Epstein, Dick Hafer, Lee Katzman, Sandy Siegelstein (RIP: Joe Derise, Barry Galbraith)
    • Technical: (RIP: John R T Davies)
    Other info on members of Claude Thornhill Orchestra (I know up to 26 members)
    Already covered (3):Bob Brookmeyer, Herb Geller, Mike Zwerin
    To be covered (15):Danny Bank, Bill Barber, Junior Collins, Gil Evans, Mickey Folus, Conrad Gozzo, Red Kelly, Lee Konitz, Joe Maini, Hal McKusick, Gerry Mulligan, Gene Quill, Sam Rivers, Tony Scott, Don Sebesky
    Not enough info (7):Johnny Andrews, Billy Exiner, Ace Lane, Allan Langstaff, Danny Polo, Red Rodney, Claude Thornhill
    Tommy Tucker Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Tommy Tucker Orchestra (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (1):Tommy Tucker

       2 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Jazz-club trombone - VVAA (1989)

    • Guests: Fred Atwood, Kenny Burrell, Buddy Catlett, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Urbie Green, Slide Hampton, Louis Hayes, Tony Inzalaco, Gus Johnson, Quincy Jones, 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, Med Flory, 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, Yusef Lateef, Lou Levy, 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)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • ´S marvelous - The Gershwin songbook - VVAA (1995)

    • Guests: Candido Camero, Gus Chappell, Gene Cipriano, Vincent DeRosa, Benny Golson, William Green, Harry Klee, Mundell Lowe, Junior Mance, Johnny Mandel, Jaques Morelenbaum, Lanny Morgan, Dick Nash, Ted Nash, Erno Neufeld, Romeo Penque, Charlie Persip, Ray Reed, Paul Shure, John Simmons, Alvin Stoller, Clark Terry, Gerald Vinci, Chauncey Welsch (RIP: Charles Ables, Louis Armstrong, Keter Betts, Ray Brown, Larry Bunker, Pete Candoli, Benny Carter, Jimmy Cleveland, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Blossom Dearie, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Herb Ellis, Ella Fitzgerald, Med Flory, Barry Galbraith, Russ Garcia, Richard Hayman, Rick Henderson, Milt Hinton, Billie Holiday, Shirley Horn, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hank Jones, Jimmy Jones, Armand Kaproff, Barney Kessel, Lou Levy, Mel Lewis, Jay Migliori, Joe Mondragon, Jack Nimitz, Anita O´Day, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Arthur Prysock, Buddy Rich, Nelson Riddle, Jimmy Rowles, Ernie Royal, Charlie Shavers, Shorty Sherock, Eleanor Slatkin, Felix Slatkin, Paul Smith, Marshall Sosson, Ed Thigpen, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Joe Williams)
    • Producer: (RIP: Richard Seidel)
    • Comments: Compilation featuring versions of the Gershwin songbook, including tracks by Ernestine Anderson (with Hank Jones), Billie Holiday, Joe Williams (with Supersax, featuring Med Flory), Anita O´Day, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Blossom Dearie (with Ed Thigpen), Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald, (with Herb Ellis), Morgana King (with Hank Jones), Dinah Washington (with Ed Thipgen, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis), Arthur Prysock, Shirley Horn, a duet by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (with Herb Ellis), Sarah Vaughan and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

       18 SESSIONS (FOR 14 ARTISTS):

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

    • Members: (RIP: Manny Albam)
    • Guests: Bill Holman, Jack Sheldon (RIP: Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Herb Geller, Richie Kamuca, Lou Levy, Shelly Manne, Charlie Mariano, Red Mitchell, Stu Williamson)
    Other info on members of Manny Albam Orchestra (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Manny Albam
    All Stars  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Persistent percussion - All Stars (1960)

    • Members: (RIP: Maxwell Davis)
    • Guests: Curtis Counce, Gene Estes, Bill Pitman (RIP: Harry Betts, Larry Bunker, Red Callender, Conte Candoli, Buddy Collette, Irv Cottler, Med Flory, Pete Jolly, Richie Kamuca, Barney Kessel, Frank Rosolino)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1960.
    Ann-Margret Band  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • 1961-1966 - Ann-Margret (January 1999)

    • Guests: John Audino, Brenton Banks, Billie Barnum, Hal Blaine, Harry Bluestone, Jimmy Bond, Harold Bradley, Bobby Bruce, Dennis Budimir, Frank Capp, Frank Carlson, Roy Caton, Jules Chaikin, Gene Cipriano, Vincent DeRosa, Ray Edenton, Jesse Ehrlich, Bob Enevoldsen, Gene Estes, Victor Feldman, Bob Fitzpatrick, D J Fontana, Vern Friley, David Gates, James Getzoff, William Green, Herbie Harper, Allan Harshman, Paul Horn, Fanita James, Plas Johnson, Carol Kaye, Harry Klee, William Kurasch, Edgar Lustgarten, Charlie McCoy, Gene Merlino, Bob Moore, Scotty Moore, Dick Nash, Ted Nash, Erno Neufeld, June Page, Bill Pitman, Ray Pohlman, Emil Richards, Lyle Ritz, George Roberts, Sid Sharp, Jack Sheldon, Ken Shroyer, Paul Shure, Alvin Stoller, Tony Terran, Tiny Timbrell, Ray Triscari, Gerald Vinci (RIP: Israel Baker, Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Larry Bunker, Red Callender, Pete Candoli, Buddy Clark, Buddy Collette, Floyd Cramer, Bobby Darin, Steve Douglas, Herb Ellis, Don Fagerquist, Bob Florence, Med Flory, Russ Freeman, Hank Garland, Jack Halloran, Buddy Harman, Hoyt Hawkins, Al Hendrickson, Al Hirt, Calvin Jackson, Pete Jolly, Louis Jordan, Bill Justis, Armand Kaproff, Mel Lewis, Paul Lynde, Shelly Manne, Grady Martin, Neal Matthews Jr, Lew McCreary, Al McKibbon, Mike Melvoin, Jay Migliori, Eddie Miller, Ollie Mitchell, Joe Mondragon, Lionel Newman, Red Norvo, Louis Nunley, Marty Paich, Earl Palmer, Bill Perkins, Al Porcino, Elvis Presley, Don Ralke, Boots Randolph, Howard Roberts, Bud Shank, Eleanor Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, Jack Sperling, Gordon Stoker, Billy Strange, Tommy Tedesco, Al Viola, Stu Williamson, Zeke Zarchy)
    • Producer: Lou Adler, Al Schmitt (RIP: Chet Atkins, Neely Plumb, Joe Reisman)
    Other info on members of Ann-Margret Band (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Ron Pedley
    Not enough info (1):Ann-Margret
    Elek Bacsik Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Bird and Dizzy - a musical tribute - Elek Bacsik (1975)

    • Guests: Oscar Brashear, Mike Wofford (RIP: Chuck Domanico, Med Flory, Shelly Manne, Warne Marsh, Oliver Nelson)
    Other info on members of Elek Bacsik Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Elek Bacsik
    Dick Collins Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Horn of plenty - Dick Collins And The Runaway Herd (1954)

    • Members: Dick Collins
    • Guests: Chuck Flores, Dick Hafer (RIP: Al Cohn, Med Flory, Red Kelly, Jack Nimitz, Bill Perkins, Nat Pierce)
    Other info on members of Dick Collins Orchestra (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Dick Collins
    Gene Estes Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Westful - The Gene Estes Band (1976)

    • Members: Gene Estes
    • Guests: Alan Estes + Jules Chaikin, Bob Enevoldsen, Herbie Harper, Jim Hughart, Tom Scott (RIP: Conte Candoli, Joyce Collins, Med Flory, Jay Migliori, Ollie Mitchell)
    Other info on members of Gene Estes Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Gene Estes
    Michael Feinstein Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Nice work if you can get it - songs by the Gershwins - Michael Feinstein (1996)

    • Guests: Chuck Berghofer, Endre Granat, Jeff Hamilton, Melissa Mackay, Gene Merlino, Charles Paakkari, Don Sebesky, Gerald Vinci, Bill Watrous (RIP: Rob Fisher, Med Flory, Stan Freeman, Mort Lindsey)
    • Producer: Hank Cicalo
    • Technical: Peter Doell, Al Schmitt, Wally Traugott
    Other info on members of Michael Feinstein Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Michael Feinstein
    Ella Fitzgerald Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Ella swings lightly - Ella Fitzgerald (1958)

    • Members: (RIP: Ella Fitzgerald + Lou Levy)
    • Guests: Vincent DeRosa, Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Holman (RIP: Don Fagerquist, Med Flory, Mel Lewis, Joe Mondragon, Marty Paich, Al Porcino, Bud Shank)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
    • Technical: Suha Gur
    • Comments: Ella Fitzgerald with the Marty Paich Dek-Tette recorded in November 1958. CD reissue contains 4 bonus tracks.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Verve jazz masters 6 - Ella Fitzgerald (1993)

    • Members: Gus Johnson (RIP: Ella Fitzgerald + Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Jim Hall, Lou Levy, Paul Smith)
    • Guests: Vincent DeRosa, Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Holman, Ronnie Lang, Ted Nash, John Sanders, Alvin Stoller, Clark Terry, Sam Woodyard (RIP: Louis Armstrong + Cat Anderson, Louie Bellson, Harry Carney, John Collins, Willie Cook, Bill ´Wild´ Davis, Frank De Vol, Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, Don Fagerquist, Med Flory, Russ Garcia, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Al Hendrickson, Johnny Hodges, Quentin Jackson, Barney Kessel, Mel Lewis, Billy May, Joe Mondragon, Ray Nance, Marty Paich, Oscar Peterson, Al Porcino, Russell Procope, Nelson Riddle, Bud Shank, Paul Weston, Jimmy Woode, Britt Woodman)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
    • Technical: Suha Gur
    Other info on members of Ella Fitzgerald Group (I know up to 31 members)
    Already covered (4):Larry Bunker, Herb Ellis, Jim Hall, Hank Jones
    To be covered (23):Trigger Alpert, Vic Ash, Max Bennett, Ray Brown, Frank De La Rosa, Bobby Durham, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Flanagan, Ian Hamer, Jim Hughart, Gus Johnson, Jimmy Jones, Bobby Lamb, Stan Levey, Lou Levy, Joe Pass, Mickey Roker, Jimmy Rowles, Ronnie Scott, Jimmie Smith, Ed Thigpen, Francis Williams, Mike Wofford
    Not enough info (4):Don Abney, Keter Betts, Wilfred Middlebrooks, Paul Smith
    Urbie Green Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Blues and other shades of green - Urbie Green (1955)

    • Members: Urbie Green
    • Guests: Jimmy Raney (RIP: Aaron Bell, Ruby Braff, Kenny Clarke, Al Cohn, Eddie Costa, Med Flory, Freddie Green, Dave McKenna, Joe Morello, Frank Wess)
  • Slidin´ swing - Vic Dickenson / Urbie Green (1957)

    • Members: Vic Dickenson, Urbie Green
    • Guests: (RIP: Aaron Bell, Ruby Braff, Bobby Donaldson, Med Flory, Freddie Green, Edmond Hall, Jo Jones, Walter Page, Frank Wess)
    • Comments: This album of trombonists ncludes 4 tracks by The Vic Dickenson Septet and 4 tracks by The Urbie Green Octet (with Frank Wess, Med Flory)
    Other info on members of Urbie Green Group (I know up to 13 members)
    To be covered (10):Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, John Bunch, Billy Byers, Burt Collins, John Frosk, Urbie Green, Teddy Kotick, Irwin ´Marky´ Markowitz, Hal McKusick
    Not enough info (3):Johnny Carisi, Rolf Kuhn, Nick Stabulas
    Neal Hefti Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Jazz pops - Neal Hefti And His Jazz Pops Orchestra (1962)

    • Members: (RIP: Neal Hefti)
    • Guests: Vincent DeRosa, Plas Johnson, Harry Klee, Dick Nash, Emil Richards, George Roberts, Jack Sheldon, Ken Shroyer, Gerald Wilson (RIP: Larry Bunker, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Buddy Collette, Don Fagerquist, Med Flory, Milt Holland, Charlie Kennedy, Joe Maini, Shelly Manne, Lew McCreary, Al McKibbon, Earl Palmer, Al Porcino)
    Other info on members of Neal Hefti Orchestra (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (3):Frank Capp, Neal Hefti, Bobby Shew
    Freddie Hubbard Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Back to Birdland - Freddie Hubbard ( - )

  • Other info on members of Freddie Hubbard Group (I know up to 65 members)
    Already covered (1):Freddie Hubbard
    To be covered (64):Carl Allen, Ray Appleton, Kenny Barron, Michael Barsimanto, Mickey Bass, Juini Booth, Joanne Brackeen, Donald Braden, Kent Brinkley, Donald Brown, Carl Burnett, Dwayne Burno, George Cables, Hadley Caliman, Ron Carter, Michael Carvin, Jeff Chambers, Billy Childs, Buck Clarke, Billy Cobham, Ira Coleman, Junior Cook, Sa Davis, Steve Davis, Xavier Davis,... up to 64 musicians.
    Linda Lawson Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Introducing Linda Lawson - Linda Lawson (1960)

    • Guests: Bill Pitman, Jack Sheldon (RIP: Med Flory, Mel Lewis, Joe Mondragon, Marty Paich, Bill Perkins, Al Porcino, Frank Rosolino, Jimmy Rowles, Bud Shank, Stu Williamson)
    Other info on members of Linda Lawson Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Linda Lawson
    Lucky Millinder Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Ram-bunk-shush - Lucky Millinder (1989)

    • Members: Joe Wilder (RIP: Lucky Millinder + Ed Shaughnessy)
    • Guests: Andrew ´Fats´ Ford, Bernie Peacock, Seldon Powell, Carl Pruitt, Skippy Williams (RIP: Don Abney, Aaron Bell, Joe Carroll, Henderson Chambers, Porky Cohen, Med Flory, Tyree Glenn, Wynonie Harris, Hilton Jefferson, Jimmy Nottingham, Rudy Powell, Brother John Sellers)
    Other info on members of Lucky Millinder Orchestra (I know up to 11 members)
    Already covered (1):Herb Geller
    To be covered (8):Art Blakey, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Yusef Lateef, Herb Lovell, Lucky Millinder, Ed Shaughnessy, Frank Wess, Joe Wilder
    Not enough info (2):Annisteen Allen, Tate Houston
    Art Pepper Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Art Pepper + Eleven - Art Pepper (1959)

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

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

    • Members: Art Pepper + George Cables
    • Guests: Teressa ´Terry´ Adams, Jimmy Bond, Jimmy Cobb, Stanley Cowell, Vincent DeRosa, Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Holman, Cecil McBee, George Mraz, Dick Nash, Jack Sheldon, Joe Tarantino (RIP: Frank Butler, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Paul Chambers, Dolo Coker, Med Flory, Red Garland, Herb Geller, Pete Jolly, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Wynton Kelly, Mel Lewis, Warne Marsh, Joe Mondragon, Marty Paich, Bill Perkins, Howard Roberts, Ben Tucker)
    • Producer: Ed Michel
    Other info on members of Art Pepper Group (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (5):Carl Burnett, George Cables, Art Pepper, Bobby Shew, Terry Trotter
    Not enough info (1):David Williams

    RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 2
    Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Med Flory, please, also write me with the link.
    • Supersax - Night In Tunisia
    • Supersax live in October 1979 (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Monty Budwig, Conte Candoli, John Dentz, Med Flory, Lou Levy, Jay Migliori, Lanny_0 Morgan, Lanny Morgan, Jack Nimitz, Ray Reed.

    • Dave Pell - Med Flory - Unknown Title
    • Dave Pell & Med Flory live in 2009 (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Med Flory, Dave Pell, Geoff Roach. rest of the band unknown to me.


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    Med Flory mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Conte Candoli (21)
    Mel Lewis (18)
    Lou Levy (17)
    Jack Nimitz (15)
    Jay Migliori (14)
    Al Porcino (14)
    Bob Enevoldsen (11)
    Bill Holman (11)
    Marty Paich (11)
    Bill Perkins (11)
    Frank Rosolino (11)

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