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Thursday, 28 January 2021

Junior Mance (keyboards)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Great jazz piano player, Junior Mance was born Julian Clifford Mance Jr on October, 10th, 1928 in Evanston, Chicago. He had music studies at Roosevelt College, leaving when he turned professional in 1947, joining Jimmy Dale.


GENE AMMONS GROUP


Junior Mance first played in Gene Ammons Group from 1948 to 1949, but cannot find proper info about the other players. Help, please:

GENE AMMONS GROUP #?
1948-1949
Gene Ammons
sax
Junior Mance
piano
+ others unknown to me. Help!


LESTER YOUNG GROUP


This was the Lester Young And His Orchestra in March and April 1949:

LESTER YOUNG GROUP #?
1949
Lester Young
sax
Tex Briscoe
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Jesse Drakes
trumpet
Jerry Elliott
trombone
Roy Haynes
drums

Junior Mance joined in 1949 and stayed less than a year.


GENE AMMONS GROUP (again)


Junior Mance rejoined Gene Ammons Group in 1950 until 1951. This was the lineup for the Gene Ammons-Sonny Stitt Septet in March 1951:

GENE AMMONS GROUP #?
1951
Gene Ammons
sax
Sonny Stitt
sax
Eugene Wright
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Bill Massey
trumpet
Wade Marcus
trombone
Teddy Stewart
drums

Other info on members of Gene Ammons Group (I know up to 21 members)
Already covered (1): James Moody
To be covered (14): Gene Ammons, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Pete Cosey, Miles Davis, Cleveland Eaton, Art Farmer, Eddie Harris, Jackie McLean, Teddy Stewart, Sonny Stitt, Mal Waldron, Eugene Wright
Not enough info (5): Jodie Christian, Duke Jordan, Wade Marcus, Bill Massey, Marshall Thompson


AND THEN...


After being released from military duties in 1953, he played with the house band at the Bee Hive in Chicago (along with bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Buddy Smith) until 1954.


DINAH WASHINGTON BAND


In 1954, Junior Mance backed Dinah Washington for a year and a half. This is one of the possible lineups, circa August 1954:

DINAH WASHINGTON BAND #?
1956
Dinah Washington
vocals
Keter Betts
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Max Roach
drums

Other info on members of Dinah Washington Band (I know up to 23 members)
Already covered (2): Al Harewood, Ed Shaughnessy
To be covered (14): Art Blakey, Patti Bown, Sonny Clark, Jimmy Cobb, Johnny Griffith, Percy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Melba Liston, Blue Mitchell, Max Roach, Sahib Shihab, Ed Thigpen, Paul West, Ernie Wilkins
Not enough info (6): Keter Betts, Al Jones, Harold Ousley, Dinah Washington, Larry Wildrice, Fats Wright


CANNONBALL ADDERLEY GROUP


In 1956, Junior Mance joined Cannonball Adderley until the end of 1957. This was the Cannonball Adderley Quintet in December 1956:

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY GROUP #?
1956
Cannonball Adderley
sax
Sam Jones
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Nat Adderley
cornet
Specs Wright
drums

Some sources say that the drummer sometimes was Jimmy Cobb instead of Specs Wright. Can anyone confirm me that, please?

For some TV appearances, they were joined by singer Sylvia Syms.

This was the Cannonball Adderley Quintet that appeared at Newport Jazz Festival in July 1957:

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY GROUP #?
1957
Cannonball Adderley
sax
Sam Jones
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Nat Adderley
cornet
Jimmy Cobb
drums

Other info on members of Cannonball Adderley Group (I know up to 21 members)
Already covered (1): Nat Adderley
To be covered (19): Cannonball Adderley, Walter Booker, Jimmy Cobb, George Duke, Victor Feldman, Hal Galper, Victor Gaskin, Barry Harris, Louis Hayes, Sam Jones, Yusef Lateef, Charles Lloyd, Roy McCurdy, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Bobby Timmons, Ernie Wilkins, Specs Wright, Joe Zawinul


ART BLAKEY GROUP


In some places, I read that Junior Mance was a member of Art Blakey Band. Looking in Blakey´s discography, we find Junior Mance in an album in a sessions that took place in October 1957, so I´m going to give this as a proper lineup, but any info would be very appreciated:

ART BLAKEY GROUP #?
1957
Art Blakey
drums
Spanky DeBrest
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Bill Hardman
trumpet
Johnny Griffin
sax

Other info on members of Art Blakey Group (I know up to 88 members)
Already covered (3): Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton
To be covered (84): Christopher Amberger, Jan Arnet, Mickey Bass, Walter Bishop Jr, Art Blakey, Terence Blanchard, Juini Booth, Joanne Brackeen, Randy Brecker, Cameron Brown, Clifford Brown, Donald Brown, Jaki Byard, Donald Byrd, George Cables, Chick Corea, Olu Dara, Nathan Davis, Walter Davis, Spanky DeBrest, Sam Dockery, Lou Donaldson, Kenny Dorham, Kevin Eubanks, Robin Eubanks,... up to 84 musicians.


LESTER YOUNG GROUP (again)


In June & July 1958, we can find Junior Mance playing again with Lester Young And His Quintet:

LESTER YOUNG GROUP #?
1958
Lester Young
sax
Paul West
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Curtis Fuller
trombone
Willie Jones
drums

Other info on members of Lester Young Group (I know up to 19 members)
Already covered (1): Chico Hamilton
To be covered (10): Aaron Bell, Tony Fruscella, Curtis Fuller, Roy Haynes, Eddie Jones, Wynton Kelly, John Lewis, Rene Urtreger, Paul West, Lester Young
Not enough info (7): Lee Abrams, Tex Briscoe, Jesse Drakes, Jerry Elliott, Willie Jones, Earl Knight, Bud Powell


DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA


This was followed by Mance joining Dizzy Gillespie in 1958, touring Europe with him in 1959.

This was the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet in January 1959:

DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA #?
1979
Dizzy Gillespie
trumpet, vocals
Les Spann
guitar, flute
Sam Jones
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Lex Humphries
drums

This was the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet in September 1959 (also in 1960):

DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA #?
1959
Dizzy Gillespie
trumpet, vocals
Art Davis
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Leo Wright
sax, flute
Teddy Stewart
drums

This was the Dizzy Gillespie Group in July 1960:

DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA #?
1960
Dizzy Gillespie
trumpet, vocals
Art Davis
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Leo Wright
sax, flute
Al Dreares
drums


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP


Junior Mance formed his own trio around 1961, touring and recording.

This was the Junior Mance Trio in February 1961:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1961
Junior Mance
piano
Larry Gales
bass
Ben Riley
drums

They recorded the live album At The Village Vanguard that same month.

This was the Junior Mance Trio in 1963:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1963
Junior Mance
piano
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Mickey Roker
drums

They also backed Joe Williams for a while.


EDDIE ´LOCKJAW´ DAVIS GROUP


In between gigs with his trio, he also joined the Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis-Johnny Griffin quintet during 1960 and 1961.

We can find this edition of the Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis-Johnny Griffin Quintet in January 1961:

EDDIE ´LOCKJAW´ DAVIS GROUP #?
1961
Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis
sax
Johnny Griffin
sax
Larry Gales
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Ben Riley
drums

In 1964, they released the album Live! The Midnight Show at Minton´s Playhouse.

Other info on members of Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis Group (I know up to 23 members)
Already covered (3): Buddy Catlett, Bill Eyden, Ben Riley
To be covered (12): Ray Brown, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, George Duvivier, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Johnny Griffin, Spike Heatley, Wynton Kelly, Bill Le Sage, Jesper Lundgaard, Oscar Peterson, Jimmie Smith, Ed Thigpen
Not enough info (7): Georges Arvanitas, Arthur Edgehill, Larry Gales, Jackie Sampson, Charles Saudrais, Shirley Scott, Niels Jorgen Steen


JOE WILLIAMS GROUP


Junior Mance and his trio backed singer Joe Williams in 1963 and 1964.

This was the impressive group that backed Joe Williams in the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1963:

JOE WILLIAMS GROUP #?
1963
Joe Williams
vocals
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Clark Terry
trumpet
Howard McGhee
trumpet
Coleman Hawkins
sax
Zoot Sims
sax
Mickey Roker
drums

In February 1964, Joe Williams & Ben Webster were backed by Junior Mance Trio:

JOE WILLIAMS GROUP #?
1964
Joe Williams
vocals
Ben Webster
sax
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Mickey Roker
drums


AND THEN...


But a health problem forced Junior to take some rest during 1966 and 1967, making a full comeback in 1968 with a new trio.


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP (again)


This was the Junior Mance Trio in September 1968:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1977
Junior Mance
piano
Wilbur Little
bass
Rudy Collins
drums

They recorded the live album Live at the top, featuring guest appearance by David ´Fathead´ Newman in two of the tracks.

This was the Junior Mance Trio in June 1970:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1970
Junior Mance
piano
Martin Rivera
bass
Oliver Jackson
drums


DEXTER GORDON GROUP


This was the personnel for Dexter Gordon with Junior Mance Trio appearing at Montreux Jazz Festival in June 1970:

DEXTER GORDON GROUP #?
1987
Dexter Gordon
sax
Junior Mance
piano
Martin Rivera
bass
Oliver Jackson
drums

Other info on members of Dexter Gordon Group (I know up to 24 members)
Already covered (1): Cedar Walton
To be covered (17): Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Cables, David Eubanks, Don Friedman, Eddie Gladden, Dexter Gordon, Tim Hagans, Winard Harper, Billy Higgins, Bobby Hutcherson, Victor Lewis, Kirk Lightsey, Pierre Michelot, Rufus Reid, Martin Rivera, Aldo Romano, Woody Shaw
Not enough info (5): Oliver Jackson, James Johnson Jr, Walter Norris, Hideo Shimaro, Ikira Suzui


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP (again)


This was the Junior Mance Trio in May 1976:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1976
Junior Mance
piano
Martin Rivera
bass
Salvatore LaRocca
drums

They recorded the live album Holy mama, taken from two concerts that same month.

This was the Junior Mance Trio in June 1977:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1977
Junior Mance
piano
Gene Taylor
bass
Ben Riley
drums

They recorded the live album Live at Sweet Basil that same month.

This was the Junior Mance Trio in October 1984:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1984
Junior Mance
piano
Martin Rivera
bass
Alvin Queen
drums

This was the Junior Mance Trio in September 1989:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1989
Junior Mance
piano
Martin Rivera
bass
Rudy Lawless
drums


100 GOLD FINGERS


During the nineties, Junior Mance has been part of the 100 Gold Fingers combo, featuring jazz piano legends touring together with a rhythm section, usually touring Japan every two years. Mance appears in almost every edition.

This was the roster for 100 Gold Fingers, in some of the concerts in May 1990:

100 GOLD FINGERS #?
1990
Lynne Arriale
piano
Kenny Barron
piano
Tommy Flanagan
piano
Hank Jones
piano
Junior Mance
piano
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Alan Dawson
drums

Part of these performances appear in the live album Piano playhouse 1990, recorded in May 1990.


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP (again)


In March 1991, we can find Junior Mance playing in duo format with Pierre Boussaguet:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1991
Junior Mance
piano
Pierre Boussaguet
bass

In April 1991, Junior Mance and Frank Wess plays together:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1991
Junior Mance
piano
Frank Wess
sax, flute
Martin Rivera
bass
Alvin Queen
drums


100 GOLD FINGERS (again)


This was the lineup for 100 Gold Fingers in June 1991:

100 GOLD FINGERS #?
1991
Toshiko Akiyoshi
piano
Kenny Barron
piano
Ray Bryant
piano
Barry Harris
piano
Hank Jones
piano
Duke Jordan
piano
Roger Kellaway
piano
John Lewis
piano
Harold Mabern
piano
Junior Mance
piano
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Alan Dawson
drums


DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA (again)


In January & February 1992, Dizzy Gillespie plays some special tribute gigs, with some of the best trumpet players guesting with him:

DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA #?
1992
Dizzy Gillespie
trumpet, vocals
Peter Washington
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Kenny Washington
drums

A live album was recorded, To Diz with love, released that same year. The guest trumpet players appearing are: Jon Faddis, Doc Cheatham, Wynton Marsalis, Claudio Roditi, Wallace Roney, Red Rodney, Charlie Sepulveda and Lew Soloff.

Other info on members of Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra (I know up to 217 members)
Already covered (12): Steve Berrios, Larry Bunker, Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath, Hank Jones, Hal McKusick, James Moody, Al Porcino, Mickey Roker, Cedar Walton, Joe Wilder, Mike Zwerin
To be covered (203): Pepper Adams, Monty Alexander, Elek Bacsik, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, John Barrows, Richard Berg, Ignacio Berroa, Eddie Bert, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ben Brown, Garnett Brown, John Brown, Ray Brown, Tommy Bryant, James Buffington, John Burden, Dave Burns, Billy Butterfield, Don Butterfield, Don Byas, Candido Camero, Tom Campbell, Paul Chambers, Ed Cherry,... up to 203 musicians.
Not enough info (1): Kenny Washington


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP (again)


This was the new Junior Mance Trio in May 1992:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1992
Junior Mance
piano
Ray Drummond
bass
Alvin Queen
drums


THE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ HALL OF FAME ORCHESTRA


This is the great personnel list for The International Jazz Hall Of Fame Orchestra as they appear in the Jazz Legends in concert DVD, recorded in 1993:

THE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ HALL OF FAME ORCHESTRA #?
1993
Nathan Davis
leader, sax
Herb Ellis
guitar
Jimmy Woode
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Nat Adderley
cornet
Conte Candoli
trumpet
Pete Candoli
trumpet
Harry ´Sweets´ Edison
trumpet
Al Grey
trombone
Lou Donaldson
sax
Herbie Mann
flute
Grady Tate
drums

Other info on members of The International Jazz Hall Of Fame Orchestra (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (3): Nat Adderley, Herb Ellis, James Moody
To be covered (9): Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Nathan Davis, Lou Donaldson, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Al Grey, Herbie Mann, Grady Tate, Jimmy Woode


100 GOLD FINGERS (again)


This was the lineup for 100 Gold Fingers in June 1993:

100 GOLD FINGERS #?
1993
Kenny Barron
piano
Ray Bryant
piano
Tommy Flanagan
piano
Hank Jones
piano
Duke Jordan
piano
Roger Kellaway
piano
John Lewis
piano
Junior Mance
piano
Dave McKenna
piano
Marian McPartland
piano
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Alan Dawson
drums

A live album, Piano playhouse ´93, was released from those concerts.


AL GREY GROUP


This was the Al Grey Group in March 1995:

AL GREY GROUP #?
1995
Al Grey
trombone
Ben Brown
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Harry ´Sweets´ Edison
trumpet
Jerome Richardson
sax, flute
Bobby Durham
drums

Other info on members of Al Grey Group (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (1): Marcus Belgrave
To be covered (8): Ben Brown, Bobby Durham, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Al Grey, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Mitchell, Calvin Newborn, Jerome Richardson
Not enough info (5): Gabriel Armstrong, Joe Cohn, Mike Grey, Steve Novosel, Rickey Woodard


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP (again)


This was the Junior Mance Group in March 1995:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1995
Junior Mance
piano
Calvin Hill
bass
Houston Person
sax
Alvin Queen
drums

For several years, Junior Mance and his trio appeared as the house band for some cruises, under the name The Floating Jazz Festival Trio. This was their lineup in November 1995:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1995
Junior Mance
piano
Keter Betts
bass
Jackie Williams
drums

Again in October 1996, Junior Mance and his trio appeared as the house band in a sea cruise, under the name The Floating Jazz Festival Trio:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1996
Junior Mance
piano
Keter Betts
bass
Jackie Williams
drums

Other info on members of Junior Mance Group (I know up to 33 members)
Already covered (2): Ben Riley, Mickey Roker
To be covered (13): Ron Carter, Rudy Collins, Bob Cranshaw, Ray Drummond, Calvin Hill, Wilbur Little, Houston Person, Alvin Queen, Martin Rivera, Joe Temperley, Ed Thigpen, Peter Washington, Frank Wess
Not enough info (17): Archie Alleyne, Ryan Anselmi, Keter Betts, Pierre Boussaguet, Cyrus Chestnut, Michi Fuji, Larry Gales, Kim Garey, Andrew Hadro, Oliver Jackson, Salvatore LaRocca, Rudy Lawless, Akira Tana, Hide Tanaka, Gene Taylor, Don Thompson, Jackie Williams


HARRY ´SWEETS´ EDISON GROUP


This was the lineup for Harry ´Sweets´ Edison And The Golden Horns in April 1997:

HARRY ´SWEETS´ EDISON GROUP #?
1997
Harry ´Sweets´ Edison
trumpet
Marcus McLaurine
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Clark Terry
trumpet, flugelhorn
Frank Wess
sax, flute
David Gibson
drums

Other info on members of Harry ´Sweets´ Edison Group (I know up to 8 members)
Already covered (1): Harold Mabern
To be covered (5): Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Tommy Flanagan, David Gibson, Clark Terry, Frank Wess
Not enough info (1): Marcus McLaurine


100 GOLD FINGERS (again)


This was the lineup for 100 Gold Fingers in June 1997:

100 GOLD FINGERS #?
1997
Kenny Barron
piano
Ray Bryant
piano
Cyrus Chestnut
piano
Tommy Flanagan
piano
Benny Green
piano
Gene Harris
piano
Roger Kellaway
piano
Junior Mance
piano
Mulgrew Miller
piano
Renee Rosnes
piano
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Grady Tate
drums


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP (again)


This was the new Junior Mance Trio for some Canadian appearances in September 1997:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1997
Junior Mance
piano
Don Thompson
bass
Archie Alleyne
drums

And again, this time in November 1997, Junior Mance and his trio appeared as the house band in a sea cruise, under the name The Floating Jazz Festival Trio:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1997
Junior Mance
piano
Keter Betts
bass
Jackie Williams
drums

This was a different Junior Mance Trio for some Japanese appearances in February 1998:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1998
Junior Mance
piano
Calvin Hill
bass
Akira Tana
drums


RED HOLLOWAY GROUP


This was the Red Holloway Quintet, for a live recording in October 1998 in a sea cruise, with the late singer O C Smith:

RED HOLLOWAY GROUP #?
1988
Red Holloway
sax
Phil Upchurch
guitar
Keter Betts
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Paul Humphrey
drums

They released the live album Standing room only in 2000.

Other info on members of Red Holloway Group (I know up to 9 members)
Already covered (1): Donald Bailey
To be covered (3): Red Holloway, Paul Humphrey, Phil Upchurch
Not enough info (4): Keter Betts, Dwight Dickerson, Art Hillery, Richard Reid


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP (again)


In November 1999, Junior Mance and his trio appeared as the house band in a sea cruise, under the name Junior Mance And The Floating Jazz Festival Trio:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1998
Junior Mance
piano
Keter Betts
bass
Jackie Williams
drums

They were joined in some songs by Arturo Sandoval (trumpet), Lou Donaldson (sax) and singer Etta Jones.


100 GOLD FINGERS (again)


This was the lineup for 100 Gold Fingers in June 1999:

100 GOLD FINGERS #?
1999
Kenny Barron
piano
Ray Bryant
piano
Cyrus Chestnut
piano
Benny Green
piano
Junior Mance
piano
Eric Reed
piano
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Grady Tate
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP (again)


In November 2000, Junior Mance appeared in a sea cruise, with a different lineup:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
2000
Junior Mance
piano
Peter Washington
bass
Joe Temperley
clarinet
Mickey Roker
drums


100 GOLD FINGERS (again)


This was the lineup for 100 Gold Fingers in June 2001:

100 GOLD FINGERS #?
2001
Geri Allen
piano
Kenny Barron
piano
Ray Bryant
piano
Cyrus Chestnut
piano
Don Friedman
piano
Benny Green
piano
Junior Mance
piano
Eric Reed
piano
Mal Waldron
piano
James Williams
piano
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Grady Tate
drums

A live album, Piano playhouse 2001, was released from those concerts.

This was the lineup for 100 Gold Fingers in June 2003:

100 GOLD FINGERS #?
2003
Kenny Barron
piano
Ray Bryant
piano
Bill Charlap
piano
Don Friedman
piano
Benny Green
piano
Junior Mance
piano
Eric Reed
piano
Renee Rosnes
piano
Cedar Walton
piano
James Williams
piano
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Grady Tate
drums


BARBARA MORRISON GROUP


Barbara Morrison was backed by these great musicians in February 2004:

BARBARA MORRISON GROUP #?
2004
Barbara Morrison
vocals
Earl May
bass
Junior Mance
piano
Houston Person
sax
Jackie Williams
drums

Other info on members of Barbara Morrison Group (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (4): Earl May, Barbara Morrison, John Pearson, Houston Person
Not enough info (1): Jackie Williams


100 GOLD FINGERS (again)


This was the lineup for 100 Gold Fingers in June 2005:

100 GOLD FINGERS #?
2005
Toshiko Akiyoshi
piano
Kenny Barron
piano
Ray Bryant
piano
Cyrus Chestnut
piano
Don Friedman
piano
Benny Green
piano
Junior Mance
piano
Dado Moroni
piano
Eric Reed
piano
Cedar Walton
piano
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Grady Tate
drums


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP (again)


Junior Mance reunites with some Canadian players in June 2006:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
2006
Junior Mance
piano
Don Thompson
bass
Archie Alleyne
drums

This was the Junior Mance Trio in June 2007:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
2007
Junior Mance
piano
Hide Tanaka
bass
Jackie Williams
drums


100 GOLD FINGERS (again)


This was the lineup for 100 Gold Fingers in June 2007:

100 GOLD FINGERS #?
2007
Toshiko Akiyoshi
piano
Kenny Barron
piano
Cyrus Chestnut
piano
Gerald Clayton
piano
Joao Donato
piano
Don Friedman
piano
Benny Green
piano
Junior Mance
piano
Hod O´Brien
piano
Cedar Walton
piano
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Grady Tate
drums

This was the lineup for 100 Gold Fingers in June 2009:

100 GOLD FINGERS #?
2009
Kenny Barron
piano
Cyrus Chestnut
piano
Gerald Clayton
piano
Joao Donato
piano
Don Friedman
piano
Benny Green
piano
Junior Mance
piano
Ted Rosenthal
piano
Cedar Walton
piano
Chihiro Yamanaka
piano
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Joe LaBarbera
drums

Other info on members of 100 Gold Fingers (I know up to 38 members)
Already covered (3): Hank Jones, Harold Mabern, Cedar Walton
To be covered (21): Monty Alexander, Geri Allen, Kenny Barron, Joanne Brackeen, Ray Bryant, Bill Charlap, Bob Cranshaw, Alan Dawson, Tommy Flanagan, Don Friedman, Benny Green, Barry Harris, Roger Kellaway, Joe LaBarbera, John Lewis, Dave McKenna, Mulgrew Miller, Ted Rosenthal, Grady Tate, Mal Waldron, James Williams
Not enough info (13): Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lynne Arriale, Cyrus Chestnut, Gerald Clayton, Joao Donato, Gene Harris, Duke Jordan, Marian McPartland, Dado Moroni, Hod O´Brien, Eric Reed, Renee Rosnes, Chihiro Yamanaka


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP (again)


In August 2009, we can fin Junior Mance playing piano duets with Cyrus Chestnut:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
2009
Junior Mance
piano
Cyrus Chestnut
piano

And in December 2009, this was the Junior Mance Quintet:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
2009
Junior Mance
piano
Hide Tanaka
bass
Ryan Anselmi
sax
Andrew Hadro
sax
Jackie Williams
drums

During March to June 2012, this was the unusual Junior Mance Trio:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
2012
Junior Mance
piano
Hide Tanaka
bass
Michi Fuji
violin

They played in this configuration quite often during 2013 & 2014.

This was a different edition of Junior Mance Trio (probably in 2012?):

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
2012
Junior Mance
piano
Hide Tanaka
bass
Kim Garey
drums

This was the Junior Mance Quintet in August 2012:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
2012
Junior Mance
piano
Hide Tanaka
bass
Andrew Hadro
sax
Michi Fuji
violin
Kim Garey
drums

This was the Junior Mance Quartet in September 2013:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
2013
Junior Mance
piano
Hide Tanaka
bass
Andrew Hadro
sax
Michi Fuji
violin

Other info on members of Junior Mance Group (I know up to 33 members)
Already covered (2): Ben Riley, Mickey Roker
To be covered (13): Ron Carter, Rudy Collins, Bob Cranshaw, Ray Drummond, Calvin Hill, Wilbur Little, Houston Person, Alvin Queen, Martin Rivera, Joe Temperley, Ed Thigpen, Peter Washington, Frank Wess
Not enough info (17): Archie Alleyne, Ryan Anselmi, Keter Betts, Pierre Boussaguet, Cyrus Chestnut, Michi Fuji, Larry Gales, Kim Garey, Andrew Hadro, Oliver Jackson, Salvatore LaRocca, Rudy Lawless, Akira Tana, Hide Tanaka, Gene Taylor, Don Thompson, Jackie Williams

Junior Mance passed away on January 17th, 2021. He was 92. Thankfully, we have many, many albums to enjoy his musical legacy.

This is my tribute to him, and as usual, I´m still missing many, many albums in his discography.

   16 BANDS (WITH 37 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
100 Gold Fingers  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Piano playhouse ´93 - 100 Gold Fingers (1993) (LIVE)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, Roger Kellaway (RIP: Ray Bryant, Bob Cranshaw, Alan Dawson, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Duke Jordan, John Lewis, Junior Mance, Dave McKenna, Marian McPartland)
    • Comments: Double album recorded live, probably in June 1993.
    Other info on members of 100 Gold Fingers (I know up to 38 members)
    Already covered (3):Hank Jones, Harold Mabern, Cedar Walton
    To be covered (21):Monty Alexander, Geri Allen, Kenny Barron, Joanne Brackeen, Ray Bryant, Bill Charlap, Bob Cranshaw, Alan Dawson, Tommy Flanagan, Don Friedman, Benny Green, Barry Harris, Roger Kellaway, Joe LaBarbera, John Lewis, Dave McKenna, Mulgrew Miller, Ted Rosenthal, Grady Tate, Mal Waldron, James Williams
    Not enough info (13):Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lynne Arriale, Cyrus Chestnut, Gerald Clayton, Joao Donato, Gene Harris, Duke Jordan, Marian McPartland, Dado Moroni, Hod O´Brien, Eric Reed, Renee Rosnes, Chihiro Yamanaka
    Cannonball Adderley Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Cannonball´s sharpshooters - Julian ´Cannonball´ Adderley ( - )

  • Other info on members of Cannonball Adderley Group (I know up to 21 members)
    Already covered (1):Nat Adderley
    To be covered (19):Cannonball Adderley, Walter Booker, Jimmy Cobb, George Duke, Victor Feldman, Hal Galper, Victor Gaskin, Barry Harris, Louis Hayes, Sam Jones, Yusef Lateef, Charles Lloyd, Roy McCurdy, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Bobby Timmons, Ernie Wilkins, Specs Wright, Joe Zawinul
    Gene Ammons Group   
    Other info on members of Gene Ammons Group (I know up to 21 members)
    Already covered (1):James Moody
    To be covered (14):Gene Ammons, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Pete Cosey, Miles Davis, Cleveland Eaton, Art Farmer, Eddie Harris, Jackie McLean, Teddy Stewart, Sonny Stitt, Mal Waldron, Eugene Wright
    Not enough info (5):Jodie Christian, Duke Jordan, Wade Marcus, Bill Massey, Marshall Thompson
    Art Blakey Group   
    Other info on members of Art Blakey Group (I know up to 88 members)
    Already covered (3):Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton
    To be covered (84):Christopher Amberger, Jan Arnet, Mickey Bass, Walter Bishop Jr, Art Blakey, Terence Blanchard, Juini Booth, Joanne Brackeen, Randy Brecker, Cameron Brown, Clifford Brown, Donald Brown, Jaki Byard, Donald Byrd, George Cables, Chick Corea, Olu Dara, Nathan Davis, Walter Davis, Spanky DeBrest, Sam Dockery, Lou Donaldson, Kenny Dorham, Kevin Eubanks, Robin Eubanks,... up to 84 musicians.
    Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • The Tenor scene - The Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet (1961) (LIVE)

  • Live! The Midnight Show at Minton´s Playhouse - Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis - Johnny Griffin - Junior Mance (1964) (LIVE)

  • 1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Toughest tenors - Johnny Griffin and Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis (1976)

  • Other info on members of Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis Group (I know up to 23 members)
    Already covered (3):Buddy Catlett, Bill Eyden, Ben Riley
    To be covered (12):Ray Brown, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, George Duvivier, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Johnny Griffin, Spike Heatley, Wynton Kelly, Bill Le Sage, Jesper Lundgaard, Oscar Peterson, Jimmie Smith, Ed Thigpen
    Not enough info (7):Georges Arvanitas, Arthur Edgehill, Larry Gales, Jackie Sampson, Charles Saudrais, Shirley Scott, Niels Jorgen Steen
    Harry ´Sweets´ Edison Group   
    Other info on members of Harry ´Sweets´ Edison Group (I know up to 8 members)
    Already covered (1):Harold Mabern
    To be covered (5):Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Tommy Flanagan, David Gibson, Clark Terry, Frank Wess
    Not enough info (1):Marcus McLaurine
    Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Have trumpet will excite - Dizzy Gillespie (1959)

    • Members: Les Spann (RIP: Dizzy Gillespie + Lex Humphries, Sam Jones, Junior Mance)
  • To Diz with love - Dizzy Gillespie (1992) (LIVE)

    • Members: Jon Faddis, Peter Washington (RIP: Dizzy Gillespie + Junior Mance, Claudio Roditi)
    • Guests: Wynton Marsalis (RIP: Doc Cheatham, Red Rodney, Wallace Roney, Lew Soloff)
    • Comments: Live album recorded in different concerts in January & February 1992, featuring guest appearances by great trumpet players, such as Lew Soloff, Jon Faddis, Wynton Marsalis, Doc Cheatham, Claudio Roditi, Wallace Roney, Red Rodney and Charlie Sepulveda.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Dizzy´s diamonds - best of the Verve years - Dizzy Gillespie (December 1992)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, John Barrows, Richard Berg, James Buffington, Rudy Collins, Art Davis, Paul Faulise, John Frosk, Benny Golson, Ernie Henry, Quincy Jones, Rod Levitt, Jose Mangual, George Matthews, Pee Wee Moore, Ermit V Perry, Jimmy Powell, Frank Rehak, Billy Root, Lalo Schifrin, Les Spann, Arnett Sparrow, Carl Warwick, Chris White, Leo Wright (RIP: Dizzy Gillespie + Ray Barretto, Ray Brown, Tommy Bryant, Larry Bunker, Don Butterfield, Candido Camero, Kenny Clarke, Willie Cook, Marty Flax, Frank Foster, Matthew Gee, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, Al Grey, Lex Humphries, Budd Johnson, Sam Jones, Wynton Kelly, Chuck Lampkin, Wade Legge, Melba Liston, Junior Mance, Pierre Michelot, Billy Mitchell, Thelonious Monk, James Moody, Lee Morgan, Charlie Parker, Charlie Persip, Al Porcino, Ernie Royal, Gunther Schuller, Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Nick Travis, Julius Watkins, Joe Wilder, Britt Woodman, Phil Woods)
    • Guests: Buddy Clark, Urbie Green, Louis Hayes, Bill Hood, Sonny Rollins, John Sanders, Ken Shroyer, Ray Triscari, Jimmy Wilkins (RIP: Christiane Legrand, Eddy Louiss, Mimi Perrin, Ward Swingle + Francisco Aguabella, Cat Anderson, Harold ´Shorty´ Baker, Louie Bellson, Nelson Boyd, Ray Bryant, Red Callender, Conte Candoli, Harry Carney, Joe Carroll, Benny Carter, Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Julito Collazo, Walter Davis, Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, Herb Ellis, Victor Feldman, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Gigi Gryce, Jimmy Hamilton, Bill Harris, Coleman Hawkins, Al Hendrickson, Johnny Hodges, Quentin Jackson, Hilton Jefferson, J J Johnson, Taft Jordan, Charlie Kennedy, Mel Lewis, Wendell Marshall, Ray Nance, Bill Perkins, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Russell Procope, Buddy Rich, Emil Richards, Frank Rosolino, Curley Russell, Sahib Shihab, Stuff Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Lucky Thompson, Patato Valdes, Ernie Wilkins, Stu Williamson, Jimmy Woode, Sam Woodyard)
    • Producer: Michael Lang
    Other info on members of Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra (I know up to 217 members)
    Already covered (12):Steve Berrios, Larry Bunker, Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath, Hank Jones, Hal McKusick, James Moody, Al Porcino, Mickey Roker, Cedar Walton, Joe Wilder, Mike Zwerin
    To be covered (203):Pepper Adams, Monty Alexander, Elek Bacsik, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, John Barrows, Richard Berg, Ignacio Berroa, Eddie Bert, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ben Brown, Garnett Brown, John Brown, Ray Brown, Tommy Bryant, James Buffington, John Burden, Dave Burns, Billy Butterfield, Don Butterfield, Don Byas, Candido Camero, Tom Campbell, Paul Chambers, Ed Cherry,... up to 203 musicians.
    Not enough info (1):Kenny Washington
    Dexter Gordon Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • At Montreux - Dexter Gordon (1985) (LIVE)

    • Members: Martin Rivera (RIP: Dexter Gordon + Oliver Jackson, Junior Mance)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna (RIP: Joel Dorn, Nesuhi Ertegun)
    • Comments: Recorded live at Montreux Jazz Festival in July 1970.
    Other info on members of Dexter Gordon Group (I know up to 24 members)
    Already covered (1):Cedar Walton
    To be covered (17):Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Cables, David Eubanks, Don Friedman, Eddie Gladden, Dexter Gordon, Tim Hagans, Winard Harper, Billy Higgins, Bobby Hutcherson, Victor Lewis, Kirk Lightsey, Pierre Michelot, Rufus Reid, Martin Rivera, Aldo Romano, Woody Shaw
    Not enough info (5):Oliver Jackson, James Johnson Jr, Walter Norris, Hideo Shimaro, Ikira Suzui
    Al Grey Group   
    Other info on members of Al Grey Group (I know up to 15 members)
    Already covered (1):Marcus Belgrave
    To be covered (8):Ben Brown, Bobby Durham, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Al Grey, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Mitchell, Calvin Newborn, Jerome Richardson
    Not enough info (5):Gabriel Armstrong, Joe Cohn, Mike Grey, Steve Novosel, Rickey Woodard
    Red Holloway Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Standing room only - Red Holloway Quintet ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Paul Humphrey, Phil Upchurch (RIP: Red Holloway + Keter Betts, Junior Mance)
    • Guests: (RIP: O C Smith)
    • Comments: Recorded live in October 1998.
    Other info on members of Red Holloway Group (I know up to 9 members)
    Already covered (1):Donald Bailey
    To be covered (3):Red Holloway, Paul Humphrey, Phil Upchurch
    Not enough info (4):Keter Betts, Dwight Dickerson, Art Hillery, Richard Reid
    The International Jazz Hall Of Fame Orchestra   
    Other info on members of The International Jazz Hall Of Fame Orchestra (I know up to 13 members)
    Already covered (3):Nat Adderley, Herb Ellis, James Moody
    To be covered (9):Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Nathan Davis, Lou Donaldson, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Al Grey, Herbie Mann, Grady Tate, Jimmy Woode
    Junior Mance Group  21 RECORDINGS:
  • Junior - Junior Mance (1959)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance)
    • Guests: (RIP: Ray Brown, Lex Humphries)
  • The Soulful piano of Junior Mance - Junior Mance (1960)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance)
    • Guests: (RIP: Ben Tucker)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
    • Technical: Ray Fowler
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1960.
  • At the Village Vanguard - Junior Mance (1961) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance + Ben Riley)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
    • Technical: Ray Fowler, Joe Tarantino
    • Comments: Recorded live in February 1961.
  • The Soul of Hollywood - Junior Mance (1962)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance)
    • Guests: (RIP: Melba Liston, Clark Terry)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
    • Technical: Ray Fowler
    • Comments: Recorded in October & December 1961, and in January 1962.
  • Happy time - Junior Mance Trio (July 1962)

  • Get ready, set, jump!!! - Junior Mance His Piano And Trio And The Bob Bain Brass Ensemble (1964)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance)
    • Guests: John Audino, bob Bain, Vern Friley, Ken Shroyer, Ray Triscari (RIP: Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Shelly Manne, Lew McCreary, Al Porcino, George Roberts)
    • Comments: Recorded in January 1964.
  • Straight ahead! - Junior Mance (1964)

  • The Good life - Junior Mance (1965)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance + Oliver Jackson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Aaron Bell, Bob Cunningham)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
  • Harlem lullaby - Junior Mance (1967)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance)
    • Guests: (RIP: Alan Dawson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Joel Dorn)
    • Comments: Recorded during September, October & November 1966.
  • I believe to my soul - Junior Mance (1968)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance + Frank Wess)
    • Guests: Richard Davis, Hubert Laws, Gene Orloff, Jimmy Owens (RIP: Ray Barretto, Bob Cunningham, Alan Dawson, Haywood Henry, Melvin Lastie, Arif Mardin, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Joe Newman, Sylvia Shemwell, Freddie Waits)
    • Producer: (RIP: Joel Dorn)
  • Live at the top - Junior Mance (1968) (LIVE)

  • With a lotta help from my friends - Junior Mance (1970)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance)
    • Guests: Billy Cobham, Chuck Rainey (RIP: Eric Gale)
    • Producer: (RIP: Joel Dorn)
    • Technical: Lewis Hahn
  • That lovin´ feelin´ - Junior Mance (1972)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance + Bob Cranshaw)
    • Guests: (RIP: Ralph MacDonald)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
  • The Junior Mance touch - Junior Mance (1973)

  • Holy mama - Junior Mance (1976) (LIVE)

    • Members: Martin Rivera (RIP: Junior Mance)
    • Technical: Yoshio Suzuki (RIP: David Baker)
    • Comments: Recorded live in two days in May 1976.
  • Live at Sweet Basil - Junior Mance (1977) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance + Ben Riley)
    • Technical: (RIP: David Baker)
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 1977.
  • Deep - Junior Mance (1982)

  • For dancers only - Junior Mance - Martin Rivera (1983)

    • Members: Martin Rivera (RIP: Junior Mance)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1983.
  • The Tender touch of - Junior Mance - Martin Rivera (1984)

  • Truckin´ and trakin´ - Junior Mance (1984)

  • Groovin´ blues - Junior Mance Trio & Eric Alexander (2002)

    • Members: (RIP: Junior Mance)
    • Guests: Chip Jackson (RIP: Idris Muhammad)
    Other info on members of Junior Mance Group (I know up to 33 members)
    Already covered (2):Ben Riley, Mickey Roker
    To be covered (13):Ron Carter, Rudy Collins, Bob Cranshaw, Ray Drummond, Calvin Hill, Wilbur Little, Houston Person, Alvin Queen, Martin Rivera, Joe Temperley, Ed Thigpen, Peter Washington, Frank Wess
    Not enough info (17):Archie Alleyne, Ryan Anselmi, Keter Betts, Pierre Boussaguet, Cyrus Chestnut, Michi Fuji, Larry Gales, Kim Garey, Andrew Hadro, Oliver Jackson, Salvatore LaRocca, Rudy Lawless, Akira Tana, Hide Tanaka, Gene Taylor, Don Thompson, Jackie Williams
    Barbara Morrison Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Live at The Dakota - Barbara Morrison (October 2005) (LIVE)

    • Members: Barbara Morrison + Houston Person (RIP: Junior Mance, Earl May)
    Other info on members of Barbara Morrison Group (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (4):Earl May, Barbara Morrison, John Pearson, Houston Person
    Not enough info (1):Jackie Williams
    Dinah Washington Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • After hours with Miss D - Dinah Washington (1954)

    • Members: (RIP: Dinah Washington + Keter Betts, Junior Mance, Ed Thigpen)
    • Guests: Gus Chappell (RIP: Candido Camero, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Jackie Davis, Rick Henderson, Paul Quinichette, Clark Terry)
  • Blue gardenia - songs of love - Dinah Washington (1995)

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

    • Members: (RIP: Dinah Washington + Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly, Junior Mance, Max Roach, Ed Thigpen)
    • Guests: (RIP: George Barnes, Clifford Brown, Candido Camero, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Jackie Davis, Maynard Ferguson, Barry Galbraith, Herb Geller, Rick Henderson, Harold Land, Paul Quinichette, Clark Terry)
    Other info on members of Dinah Washington Band (I know up to 23 members)
    Already covered (2):Al Harewood, Ed Shaughnessy
    To be covered (14):Art Blakey, Patti Bown, Sonny Clark, Jimmy Cobb, Johnny Griffith, Percy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Melba Liston, Blue Mitchell, Max Roach, Sahib Shihab, Ed Thigpen, Paul West, Ernie Wilkins
    Not enough info (6):Keter Betts, Al Jones, Harold Ousley, Dinah Washington, Larry Wildrice, Fats Wright
    Joe Williams Group  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Overwhelmin´ - Joe Williams ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Joe Williams + Bob Cranshaw, Coleman Hawkins, Junior Mance, Howard McGhee, Mickey Roker, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Ben Webster)
    • Guests: Kenny Burrell, Urbie Green, Romeo Penque (RIP: Snooky Young + Ray Alonge, Danny Bank, Sandy Block, Phil Bodner, Al Caiola, Barry Galbraith, Bernie Glow, Sol Gubin, Milt Hinton, Sonny Igoe, Quentin Jackson, Osie Johnson, Hank Jones, Jimmy Jones, Thad Jones, Bernie Leighton, Walter Levinsky, Mundell Lowe, Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods)
    • Producer: (RIP: George Avakian, Jim Foglesong)
    • Technical: Bob Simpson
    Other info on members of Joe Williams Group (I know up to 20 members)
    Already covered (3):Joel DiBartolo, Harold Mabern, Mickey Roker
    To be covered (12):Colin Bailey, Bob Cranshaw, George Duvivier, Coleman Hawkins, Major Quincey Holley, Howard McGhee, Duke Pearson, Mike Pyne, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Ben Webster, Joe Williams
    Not enough info (4):J C Heard, Ellis Larkins, Bud Powell, John Young
    Lester Young Group  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Pres / The complete Savoy recordings - Lester Young (1976)

    • Members: Roy Haynes (RIP: Lester Young + Junior Mance)
    • Guests: Jimmy Powell, Rodney Richardson (RIP: Count Basie + Billy Butterfield, Cozy Cole, Hank D´Amico, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Freddie Green, Clyde Hart, Jo Jones, Al Killian, Ed Lewis, Joe Newman, Eli Robinson, Buddy Tate, Billy Taylor, Earle Warren, Dickie Wells, Shadow Wilson)
    Other info on members of Lester Young Group (I know up to 19 members)
    Already covered (1):Chico Hamilton
    To be covered (10):Aaron Bell, Tony Fruscella, Curtis Fuller, Roy Haynes, Eddie Jones, Wynton Kelly, John Lewis, Rene Urtreger, Paul West, Lester Young
    Not enough info (7):Lee Abrams, Tex Briscoe, Jesse Drakes, Jerry Elliott, Willie Jones, Earl Knight, Bud Powell

       6 ALBUMS FOR 5 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Nat Adderley Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • To the ivy league from Nat (EP) - Nat Adderley (1958)

    • Members: (RIP: Nat Adderley)
    • Guests: (RIP: Cannonball Adderley, Junior Mance + Sam Jones, Specs Wright)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1956.
    Other info on members of Nat Adderley Group (I know up to 3 members)
    Already covered (1):Nat Adderley
    To be covered (2):Sonny Fortune, Larry Willis
    Bennie Green Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Glidin´ along - Bennie Green Quintet (1961)

    • Members: (RIP: Bennie Green)
    • Guests: (RIP: Junior Mance + Paul Chambers, Johnny Griffin, Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1961.
    Other info on members of Bennie Green Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Bennie Green
    Roy Haynes Group  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • A Life in time - the Roy Haynes story - Roy Haynes (2007)

    • Members: Roy Haynes + David Kikoski, Bennie Maupin, Reggie Workman
    • Guests: Gary Burton, Chick Corea + Joe Benjamin, Mervin Bronson, George Cables, Richard Davis, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Garrett, Craig Handy, Donald Harrison, Graham Haynes, Dave Holland, Lawrence Killian, Jose Mangual, Sam Marowitz, Cecil McBee, Christian McBride, Pat Metheny, George Mraz, Kenneth Nash, Marvin Peterson, Sonny Rollins, David Sanchez, George Tucker, Miroslav Vitous (RIP: John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Junior Mance, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Lester Young + George Adams, Cannonball Adderley, George Barrow, Walter Bishop Jr, Dwayne Burno, Jaki Byard, Paul Chambers, Alice Coltrane, Stanley Cowell, Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, George Duvivier, Bill Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Red Garland, Jimmy Garrison, Bernie Glow, Stephane Grappelli, Bennie Green, Johnny Griffin, Henry Grimes, Roy Hargrove, Percy Heath, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, J J Johnson, Etta Jones, Jimmy Jones, Roland Kirk, Teddy Kotick, Milcho Leviev, John Lewis, Jackie McLean, Fats Navarro, Oliver Nelson, Phineas Newborn Jr, Michel Petrucciani, Bud Powell, Jerome Richardson, Ernie Royal, Eddie Sauter, McCoy Tyner, Turk Van Lake, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins, Kai Winding, Richard Wyands)
    • Producer: Esmond Edwards, Sonny Lester, Ed Michel, Creed Taylor (RIP: Francis Dreyfus, Norman Granz, Dick Katz, Orrin Keepnews, Alfred Lion, Buck Ram, Bob Shad, Bob Thiele)
    • Comments: Huge compilation comprising 3CDs plus 1 DVD, with tracks from 1949 to 2006, covering most of Haynes´ career, including tracks credited to others, such as Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, etc.
    Other info on members of Roy Haynes Group (I know up to 11 members)
    Already covered (1):Harold Mabern
    To be covered (7):Kevin Eubanks, Roy Haynes, David Kikoski, Bennie Maupin, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Reggie Workman
    Not enough info (3):Martin Bejerano, Jaleel Shaw, David Wong
    David ´Fathead´ Newman Group  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • House of David - the David ´Fathead´ Newman anthology - David ´Fathead´ Newman (1993)

    • Members: David Williams (RIP: David ´Fathead´ Newman + Ted Dunbar, Eddie Gladden)
    • Guests: Phil Guilbeau + Sandford Allen, David Barard, Alfred Brown, Kenny Burrell, Ron Carter, Selwart Clarke, Rudy Collins, Richard Davis, Emanuel Green, Urbie Green, Quincy Jones, Kirk Lightsey, Wilbur Little, Thomas Mitchell, Kermit Moore, Gene Orloff, Jimmy Owens, Bernard Purdie, Matthew Raimondi, Chuck Rainey, David Spinozza (RIP: Marcus Belgrave, Bruno Carr, Ray Charles, Leroy Cooper, Hank Crawford, Junior Mance + Pepper Adams, Zuzu Bollin, Billy Butler, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cleveland, King Curtis, Dr John, Cornell Dupree, Herman Ernest, Charlie Fowlkes, Aretha Franklin, Eric Gale, Bernie Glow, Paul Gonsalves, Freddie Green, Al Grey, Lee Harper, Haywood Henry, Quentin Jackson, Eddie Jones, Wynton Kelly, Melvin Lastie, Melba Liston, Ralph MacDonald, Arif Mardin, Hugh McCracken, Blue Mitchell, Art Neville, Joe Newman, Marty Paich, Charlie Persip, Benny Powell, Seldon Powell, Wardell Quezergue, Jerome Richardson, Ernie Royal, Marshal Royal, Little Jimmy Scott, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Julius Watkins, Frank Wess, Don Wilkerson, Eddie Willis, Snooky Young, Joe Zawinul)
    • Producer: John Snyder (RIP: Joel Dorn, Tom Dowd, Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Ertegun, Tommy LiPuma, Jerry Wexler)
    • Comments: Compilation with tracks recorded under his name, plus some collaborations for Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dr. John and others.
    Other info on members of David ´Fathead´ Newman Group (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (2):Buddy Montgomery, David ´Fathead´ Newman
    To be covered (5):Walter Bishop Jr, Ted Dunbar, Eddie Gladden, Marvin ´Smitty´ Smith, David Williams
    Not enough info (3):Todd Coolman, John Menegon, Steve Nelson
    Clark Terry Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • The Jazz school - Clark Terry / Paul Gonsalves / Joe Gordon / Art Madigan (1956)

    • Members: Art Mardigan (RIP: Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, Clark Terry)
    • Guests: (RIP: Junior Mance + Art Blakey, Al Cohn, Chubby Jackson, Porter Kilbert, Teddy Kotick, Charlie Rouse)
  • Everything´s mellow - Clark Terry (1961)

  • Other info on members of Clark Terry Group (I know up to 71 members)
    Already covered (6):Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Foster, Jake Hanna, Jimmy Heath, Lew Soloff, Derek Watkins
    To be covered (45):Wayne Andre, Dave Bargeron, Joe Benjamin, Richard Boone, Bob Coassin, George Coleman, Barry Cooper, Larry Coryell, Eddie Costa, Sylvia Cuenca, Paquito D´Rivera, Dennis Davis, Bobby Durham, Don Friedman, Allan Ganley, Donald Harrison, Conrad Herwig, Red Holloway, Milt Jackson, Jack Jeffers, Paul Jeffrey, Osie Johnson, Virgil Jones, Roger Kellaway, Rick Laird,... up to 45 musicians.
    Not enough info (20):Mousie Alexander, George Barrow, Pierre Boussaguet, Ray Copeland, Sonny Costanzo, Vince Di Martino, Oscar Gamby, David Glasser, John Gordon, Laurie Holloway, Eddie Jones, Justin Kauflin, Stantawn Kendrick, Marcus McLaurine, Lloyd Michaels, Dado Moroni, Stan Shafran, Victor Sproles, Kenny Washington, Chris Woods

       3 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  3 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Compositions of Horace Silver - VVAA (1962)

    • Guests: Ron Carter, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Tootie Heath, Bobby Orr, Hank Shaw, Harry South (RIP: Nat Adderley, Tadd Dameron, Coleridge Goode, Joe Harriott, Jimmy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Sam Jones, Wynton Kelly, Junior Mance, Blue Mitchell, Wes Montgomery, Mark Murphy, Melvin Rhyne, Bobby Timmons, Ernie Wilkins)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
    • Comments: Compilation of tracks played by Nat Adderley, Blue Mitchell, Mark Murphy, Bobby Timmons, Joe Harriott, Wes Montgomery and Junior Mance.
  • ´S marvelous - The Gershwin songbook - VVAA (1995)

    • Guests: Gus Chappell, Gene Cipriano, Vincent DeRosa, Benny Golson, William Green, Harry Klee, Jaques Morelenbaum, Lanny Morgan, Dick Nash, Erno Neufeld, Romeo Penque, Ray Reed, Paul Shure, Alvin Stoller, Gerald Vinci, Chauncey Welsch (RIP: Charles Ables, Ernestine Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Keter Betts, Ray Brown, Larry Bunker, Candido Camero, 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, Mundell Lowe, Junior Mance, Johnny Mandel, Jay Migliori, Joe Mondragon, Ted Nash, Jack Nimitz, Anita O´Day, Tommy Pederson, Charlie Persip, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Arthur Prysock, Buddy Rich, Nelson Riddle, Jimmy Rowles, Ernie Royal, Charlie Shavers, Shorty Sherock, John Simmons, Eleanor Slatkin, Felix Slatkin, Paul Smith, Marshall Sosson, Clark Terry, 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.
  • Blistering licks! Red hot riffs from the giants of jazz - VVAA (2006)

    • Guests: Randy Bernsen, Randy Brecker, Mike Brignola, Ed Calle, Jason Carder, Dennis Chambers, Joey DeFrancesco, Ken Faulk, Peter Graves, Jimmy Haslip, Tootie Heath, Gary Keller, Mike Levine, Sonny Rollins, Billy Ross, Alvin Stoller, Bobby Thomas Jr, Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione, Bob Berg, Ray Bryant, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, Bill Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Red Garland, Johnny Griffin, Hampton Hawes, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Barney Kessel, Junior Mance, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Wes Montgomery, Jaco Pastorius, Oscar Peterson, Ben Riley, Max Roach, John Simmons, Art Tatum, Art Taylor, Clark Terry)
    • Producer: John Burk, Carl E Jefferson (RIP: Norman Granz, Orrin Keepnews, Bob Weinstock)
    • Technical: Ray Fowler, Val Valentin (RIP: Ed Greene, Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: Compilation featuring tracks by Sonny Rollins, Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Griffin & Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Miles Davis, Hampton Hawes, Bob Berg, Jaco Pastorius, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Art Tatum & Roy Eldrige and Frank Vignola (with Joe Ascione).

       13 SESSIONS (FOR 9 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Buddy Guy Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Hold that plane - Buddy Guy (1970)

    • Members: Buddy Guy (RIP: Phil Guy, A C Reed)
    • Guests: Barry Altschul, Gary Bartz, Dan ´Freebo´ Friedberg, Mark Jordan (RIP: Ernest Johnson, Junior Mance)
  • Buddy And The Juniors - Buddy Guy (1971)

    • Members: Buddy Guy (RIP: Fred Below, Junior Wells)
    • Guests: Gary Bartz (RIP: Junior Mance)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna
    • Comments: Recorded in one day in December 1969.
  • Chicago golden years - Buddy Guy (1988)

    • Members: Buddy Guy (RIP: Junior Wells)
    • Guests: (RIP: Junior Mance)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Definitive Buddy - Buddy Guy (April 2009)

    • Members: Terry Taylor, Bill Wyman (RIP: Fred Below, Bobby Fields, Phil Guy, Jimmy Johnson, Jack Myers, Odie Payne, Pinetop Perkins, A C Reed, Junior Wells)
    • Guests: Eric Clapton + Lew DelGatto, Davey Faragher, Jim Gordon, Paul Ossola, Shawn Pelton, Leon Pendarvis, Lenny Pickett, G E Smith, Ron Tooley, Doug Williams, Dennis Wilson (RIP: Willie Dixon, Dr John, Johnnie Johnson, Lafayette Leake, Junior Mance, Little Brother Montgomery, Bob Neely, Carl Radle, Otis Rush, Otis Spann, Phil Thomas)
    Other info on members of Buddy Guy Band (I know up to 39 members)
    To be covered (11):Fred Below, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Johnson, Odie Payne, Pinetop Perkins, A C Reed, Greg Rzab, Dallas Taylor, Terry Taylor, Junior Wells, Bill Wyman
    Not enough info (28):George Alexander, Ray Allison, Ike Anderson, Tim Austin, George Blaze, Frank Blinkal, Antonio Burgos, Leslie Crawford, Douglas Fagen, Bobby Fields, Phil Guy, Ric Hall, Walter Henderson, Scott Holt, Kevin Johnston, Tim Kaihatsu, John Kattke, Glenway McTeer, Jason Moynihan, Dave Myers, Jack Myers, Merle Perkins, Jerry Porter, Kenny Ray, Marty Sammon,... up to 28 musicians.
    Eddie Jefferson Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Letter from home - Eddie Jefferson (1962)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Jefferson)
    • Guests: Arthur Clarke, Louis Hayes (RIP: James Moody + Jimmy Cleveland, Barry Galbraith, Johnny Griffin, Osie Johnson, Sam Jones, Wynton Kelly, Junior Mance, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Ernie Wilkins, Joe Zawinul)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
    • Technical: Phil DeLancie, Ray Fowler
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
    Other info on members of Eddie Jefferson Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Eddie Jefferson
    Etta Jones Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Etta Jones sings - Etta Jones ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Etta Jones)
    • Guests: Kenny Burrell, Mike Mainieri (RIP: Milt Hinton, Junior Mance, Joe Newman, Frank Wess)
    • Producer: (RIP: Henry Glover)
    Other info on members of Etta Jones Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Etta Jones
    Les McCann Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Comment - Les McCann (1970)

    • Guests: Ron Carter, Selwart Clarke, Billy Cobham, Jimmy Owens, Margaret Ross, Valerie Simpson, Richard Williams (RIP: Billy Butler, Stanley Cowell, Roland Hanna, Junior Mance, Gene McDaniels, Benny Powell, Seldon Powell, Richard Tee, Joe Wilder)
    • Producer: (RIP: Joel Dorn)
    Other info on members of Les McCann Group (I know up to 18 members)
    To be covered (7):Buck Clarke, Victor Gaskin, Paul Humphrey, Herbie Lewis, Charles Owens, Raymond Lee Pounds, Nolan Shaheed
    Not enough info (11):Bobby Bryant Jr, Donald Dean, Ernie Fields, Ron Jefferson, Kevin Johnson, Nick Kirgo, Steuart Liebig, Les McCann, Lon Norman, Curtis Robinson, Jimmy Rowser
    James Moody Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Last train from Overbrook - James Moody (1958)

  • 1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Return from Overbrook - James Moody (March 1996)

    • Members: (RIP: James Moody + Eddie Jefferson)
    • Guests: John Gray, Pat Patrick (RIP: Sonny Cohn, Johnny Coles, Junior Mance, William Shepherd)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
    • Technical: Erick Labson
    • Comments: Compilation comprising two complete albums: Last train from Overbrook and Flute ´n the blues.
    Other info on members of James Moody Group (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (3):Harold Mabern, James Moody, Nat Peck
    To be covered (3):Dave Burns, Howard McGhee, Adam Nussbaum
    Not enough info (4):Todd Coolman, Babs Gonzales, Eddie Jefferson, Renee Rosnes
    Wild Bill Moore Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Wild Bill´s beat - Wild Bill Moore Quintet featuring Junior Mance (1961)

    • Members: (RIP: Wild Bill Moore)
    • Guests: Joe Benjamin (RIP: Ray Barretto, Junior Mance)
    • Technical: Ray Fowler
    • Comments: Recorded in January 1961.
    Other info on members of Wild Bill Moore Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Wild Bill Moore
    Jimmy Scott Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Dream - Jimmy Scott (1994)

    • Members: (RIP: Jimmy Scott)
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Rick Zunigar (RIP: Red Holloway, Milt Jackson, Junior Mance)
    • Producer: Mitchell Froom
    Other info on members of Jimmy Scott Group (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (2):Hill Green, Jimmy Scott
    Arnold Sterling Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Here´s brother Sterling - Arnold Sterling (1992)

    • Guests: Jimmy Johnson, Virgil Jones (RIP: Junior Mance, Ray Mantilla)
    Wilbur Ware Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Chicago cookers - Wilbur Ware Quintet featuring Johnny Griffin (19600)

    • Members: (RIP: Wilbur Ware)
    • Guests: Frankie Dunlop (RIP: Wilbur Campbell, Johnny Griffin, Junior Mance)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
    • Comments: Recorded in October & November 1957, it was also released as The Chicago cookers, credited to Johnny Griffin and Wilbur Ware with Junior Mance.
    Other info on members of Wilbur Ware Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Wilbur Ware

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