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Billy Harper discography

This is a discography of Billy Harper albums and albums by other musicians that feature Billy Harper


Billy Harper: leader and co-leader discography

Capra Black, Billy Harper, 1973, Strata East SES 19739

Tracks : Capra Black, Sir Galahad, New Breed, Soulfully, I Love You/Black Spiritual of Love, Cry of Hunger

Musicians : Billy Harper, George Cables, Reggie Workman, Julian Priester, Dick Griffin, Billy Cobham, Elvin Jones, Warren Smith, Jimmy Owens,Elvin Jones, Barbara Grant, Laveda Johnson, Gene McDaniels, Pat Robinson

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Jon & Billy, Billy Harper & Jon Faddis, 1974, Trio

Tracks : Jon & Billy, Water Bridge - Mizu Hashi San, Ballad For Jon Faddis, Two 'D's From Shinjyuku, Dig & Dug, 17-Bar Blues, This All - Koredake

Musicians : Billy Harper, Jon Faddis, Roland Hanna, George Mraz, Motohiko Hino, Cecil Bridgewater

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Black Saint, Billy Harper, 1975, Black Saint 0001

Tracks : Dance, Eternal Spirits, Dance!, Croquet Ballet, Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart

Musicians : Billy Harper, Virgil Jones, Joe Bonner, David Friesen, Malcolm Pinson

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Soran-Bushi, B.H., Billy Harper, 1977, Denon

Tracks : Trying To Get Ready, Loverhood, Soran-Bushi, B.H.

Musicians : Billy Harper, Everett Hollins, Harold Mabern, Greg Maker, Horace Arnold, Billy Hart

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Love On The Sudan, Billy Harper Quintet, 1977, Denon

Tracks : Awakening, Priestess, Love On The Sudan

Musicians : Billy Harper, Everett Hollins, Mickey Tucker, Gregg Maker, Malcom Pinson

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Knowledge of Self, Billy Harper Quintet, 1979, Denon

Tracks : Knowledge Of Self, Insight

Musicians : Billy Harper, Everett Hollins, Kenny Barron, Greg Maker, Malcolm Pinson

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In Europe, Billy Harper Quintet, 1979, Soul Note SN 1001

Tracks : Priestess, Calvary, Illumination

Musicians : Billy Harper, Everett Hollins, Fred Hersch, Louie "Mbiki" Spears, Horacee Arnold

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Trying to Make Heaven My Home, Billy Harper, 1979, MPS

Tracks : Trying To Make Heaven My Home, Inside, Love On The Sudan

Musicians : Billy Harper, Everett Hollins, Armen Donelian, Wayne Dockery, Malcolm Pinson

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The Awakening, Billy Harper, 1979, Marge

Tracks : The Awakening, Soran Bushi-B.H., Cry of Hunger

Musicians : Billy Harper, Everett Hollins, Fred Hersch, Louie "Mbiki" Spears, Horacee Arnold

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The Believer, Billy Harper, 1980, Baystate RVJ-6083

Tracks : Is It Not True, Simply Because You Cannot Believe It?, I Do Believe, Believe, For It Is True!

Musicians : Billy Harper, Everett Hollins, Armen Donelian, Gregory Maker, Malcolm Pinson

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Billy Harper Quintet, Billy Harper Quintet, 1980, Poljazz

Tracks : Soran Bushi B.H., Call Of The Wild & Peaceful Heart

Musicians : Billy Harper, Chris Alberts, Armen Donelian, Wayne Docker, Newman Baker

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Jazz Jamboree '80, Various Artists, 1980, Polskie Nagrania Muza

Tracks : Blues For Bill (Saxes Galore), Race Face (Don Cherry / Janusz Muniak Quartet / Pierre Pausgen), God Bless The Child (Camelia Todorova And "Sofia" Orchestra), Teach Me Tonight (Camelia Todorova And "Sofia" Orchestra), My Man (Camelia Todorova And "Sofia" Orchestra), Inside, Inside (Billy Harper Sextet)

Musicians on the Billy Harper track : Billy Harper, Chris Alberts, Armen Donelian, Wayne Docker, Newman Baker

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Great Friends, Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, Stanley Cowell, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart, 1987, Black And Blue

Tracks : Cal Massey, It Is Not True, Simply Because You Cannot Believe it, Thoughts, Equipoise, Synapse, East Harlem Nostalgia, Insight, Awakening

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, Stanley Cowell, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart

Originally released in Europe in 1987. Subsequently released on Evidence in the US in 2003.

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Destiny Is Yours, Billy Harper Quintet, 1990, Steeplechase SCCD 31260

Tracks : Destiny Is Yours, East-West Exodus, Dance in the Question, My Funny Valentine, The One That Makes the Rain Stop, If Only One Could See, Groove from Heaven

Musicians : Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Francesca Tanksley, Clarence Seay, Newman Baker

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Such Great Friends, Stanley Cowell / Billy Harper / Reggie Workman / Billy Hart, 1991, Steeplechase SCCD 31293

Tracks : Sweet Song, Destiny Is Yours, Layla Joy, East Harlem Nostalgia

Musicians : Stanley Cowell, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart

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Live On Tour In The Far East 1, Billy Harper, 1992, Steeplechase SCCD 31311

Tracks : I Do Believe, Countdown, Dance In The Question, Insight, If One Could Only See, Croquet Ballet

Musicians : Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Francesca Tanksley, Louie Spears, Newman T. Baker

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Live On Tour In The Far East 2, Billy Harper, 1993, Steeplechase SCCD 31321

Tracks : Priestess, Trying To Make Heaven My Home, My Funny Valentine, Destiny Is Yours

Musicians : Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Francesca Tanksley, Louie Spears, Newman T. Baker

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Somalia, Billy Harper, 1993, Evidence

Tracks : Somalia, Thy Will Be Done, Quest, Light Within, Quest in 3

Musicians : Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Francesca Tanksley, Louie Spears, Horacee Arnold, Newman Taylor Baker, Madeleine Yayodele Nelson

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Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 3, Billy Harper Quintet, 1995, Steeplechase SCCD 31366

Tracks : Soran Bushi B.H., Call Of The Wild And Peaceful Heart, Cry Of Hunger

Musicians : Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Francesca Tanksley, Louie Spears, Newman T. Baker

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If Our Hearts Could Only See, Billy Harper, 1997, DIW

Tracks : The Seventh Day, Time and Time Again, My One and Only Love, Egypt, Speak to Me of Love, Speak to Me of Truth, If One Could Only See, The One Who Makes the Rain Stop, I Move Silently Throughout This World, World Without End

Musicians : Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Francesca Tanksley, Clarence Seay, Newman Taylor Baker

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Soul of an Angel, Billy Harper, 2000, Metropolitan

Tracks : Thine Is the Glory, Credence, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Let All the Voices Sing, Soul of an Angel, Was It Here...Is It There?

Musicians : Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, John Clark, Francesca Tanksley, Clarence Seay, Newman Taylor Baker

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Blueprints of Jazz Vol. 2, Billy Harper, 2008, Talking House

Tracks : Africa Revisited, Knowledge of Self, Another Kind of Thoroughbred, Thoughts and Slow Actions, Time and Time Again, Who Here Can Just Our Fates?, Amazing Grace, Cast the First Stone? (...If You Yourself Have No Sins), Oh... If Only

Musicians : Billy Harper, Billy Harper, Keyon Harold, Charles McNeal, Francesca Tanksley, Clarence Seay, Louie Spears, Aaron Scott, Amiri Baraka

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The Roots of the Blues, Randy Weston / Billy Harper, 2013, Sunnyside

Tracks : Carnival, Blues To Senegal, Berkshire Blues, Body And Soul, Congolese Children Song, If One Could Only See, Blues To Africa, How High The Moon, Cleanhead Blues, Timbuktu, Roots Of The Nile, Take The A Train, The Healers, African Lady

Musicians : Randy Weston, Billy Harper

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Billy Harper: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Consummation, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, 1970, Blue Note 4346

Tracks : Dedication, It Only Happens Every Time, Tiptoe, A Child Is Born, Us, Ahunk Ahunk, Fingers, Consummation

Musicians : Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Snooky Young, Danny Moore, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm, Eddie Bert, Benny Powell, Jimmy Knepper, Cliff Heather, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Billy Harper, Eddie Daniels, Richie Kamuca, Pepper Adams, Joe Farrell, Jimmy Buffington, Earl Chapin, Dick Berg, Julius Watkins, Howard Johnson, Roland Hanna, David Spinozza, Richard Davis

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No Escaping It, Jimmy Owens: The Quartet Plus, 1970, Polydor

Tracks : Didn't We, Lo-Slo-Bluze, Put It All Togetha, Complicity, Chicago Light Green, No Escaping It, Milan Is Love, Funk-A-De-Mama

Musicians : Jimmy Owens, Billy Harper, Ray Alonge, Howard Johnson, Kenny Barron, Sam Brown, Chris White, Billy Cobham

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The Leon Thomas Album, Leon Thomas, 1970, Flying Dutchman FDS 10132

Tracks : Come Along, I Am, Bag's Groove, Um, Um, Um, Pharoah's Tune (The Journey)

Musicians : Leon Thomas, Ernie Royal, James Spaulding, Donald Smith, Billy Harper, Jerome Richardson, Howard Johnson, Arthur Sterling, John Williams, Bob Cunningham, Billy Cobham, Roy Haynes, Richard Landrum, Gene Golden Sonny Morgan

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And His Friends, Louis Armstrong, 1970, Flying Dutchman

Tracks : We Shall Overcome, Everybod┤s Talkin┤ (Echoes), What A Wonderful World, Boy From New Orleans, The Creator Has A Masterplan (Peace), Give Peace A Chance, Mood Indigo, His Father Wore Long Hair, My One And Only Love, This Black Cat Has 9 Lives

Musicians : Billy Harper plays on this album as a member of a big band led by Oliver Nelson

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Gil Evans, Gil Evans, 1970, Ampex

Tracks : General Assembly, Proclamation, Love In The Open, Variation On The Misery, Thoroughbred, Blues In The Orbit, Spaced, So Long

Musicians : Gil Evans, Snooky Young, Mike Lawrence, Ernie Royal, Johnny Coles (on Thoroughbred and Blues In Orbit), Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Knepper, Garnett Brown, Billy Harper, George Marge, Hubert Laws, Julius Watkins, Ray Alonge, Howard Johnson, Joe Beck, Gene Bianco, Herb Bushler, Elvin Jones, Alphonse Mouzon, Sue Evans, Donald McDonald

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Lift Every Voice And Sing, Max Roach With The J.C. White Singers, 1971, Atlantic 1587

Tracks : Motherless Child (For Marcus Garvey), Garden Of Prayer (For My Mother And Father), Troubled Waters (For Paul Robeson), Let Thy People Go (For Patrice E. Lumumba), Were You There When They Crucified My Lord (For Malcolm, Martin, Medgar And Many More), Joshua (For Rev. Charles Koen And The People Of Cairo, Ill.)

Musicians : Max Roach, J.C. White Singers (Dorothy White, J. C. White, Ruby McClure), Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, George Cables, Eddie Mathias, Ralph MacDonald

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Flute In, Bobbi Humphrey, 1971, Blue Note 4379

Tracks : Ain't No Sunshine, It's Too Late, Sidewinder, Sad Bag, Spanish Harlem, Don't Knock My Funk, Journey To Morocco, Set Us Free

Musicians : Bobbi Humphrey, Lee Morgan, Billy Harper, George Devens, Hank Jones, Frank Owens, Gene Bertoncini, George Duvivier, Gordon Edwards, Jimmy Johnson, Idris Muhammad, Ray Armando

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Lee Morgan, Lee Morgan, 1972, Blue Note

Tracks : Capra Black, In What Direction Are You Headed?, Angela, Croquet Ballett, Inner Passions Out

Musicians : Lee Morgan, Grachan Moncur III, Billy Harper, Bobbi Humphrey, Harold Mabern, Jymie Merritt, Reggie Workman, Freddie Waits

CD releases of this album have the title The Last Session.

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The Man From Shaft, Richard Roundtree, 1972, MGM

Tracks : Gets Hard Sometimes, Peace In The Morning, I'm Here, Street Brother, Man From Shaft, Tree Of Life, Lovin', Sagittarian Lady, The Letter

Musicians : Richard Roundtree, Thad Jones, Joe Dupars, Joseph Gardner, John Moseley, Garnett Brown, Andy Gadsden, Billy Harper, Sonny Fortune, Jerry Dodgion, Hubert Laws, Pepper Adams, Joe Farrell, Brooks Tillotson, Earl Chapin, James Buffington, Peter Gordon, Tony Miranda, Howard Johnson, Bob Woos, Tom Brimm, Eugene McDaniels, Bobby West, Ray Brown, Richard Davis, Maurice McKinley, plus strings and backing vocals

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Intensity, Charles Earland, 1972, Prestige 10041

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Universal Jones Vol. 1, Universal Jones, 1972, MGM / Verve

Tracks : We All Know A Lot Of Things But It Don't Never Show, Takin' Care Of Business, Feeling That Glow, Tuesday Morning, Good Love Man, Hello To The Wind, River, Sidewalk Man

Musicians : Gene McDaniels, Sister Charlotte, Joe Dupars, Joe Gardner, John Mosley, Thad Jones, Bob Greivell, Garnett Brown, Jerry Dodgion, Pepper Adams, Andy Gadsden, Billy Harper, Bob Woos, Carol Kaye, Milt Hinton, Maurice McKinley, plus strings and backing vocals

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Kimiko Kasai with Gil Evans, Kimiko Kasai / Gil Evans, 1972, CBS (Japan)

Tracks : Day By Day, Poor Butterfly, Bye Bye Blackbird, I Fall In Love Too Easily, Satin Doll, I'm Walkin', When Suny Gets Blue, There'll Never Be Another You, Good Bye

Musicians : Gil Evans, Kimiko Kasai, Marvin Peterson, Hiroshi Fukumura, Hiroshi Munekiyo, Billy Harper, Kohsuke Mine, Masayuki Takayanagi, Yoshio Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Nakamura

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Masabumi Kikuchi + Gil Evans, Masabumi Kikuchi / Gil Evans, 1972, Philips (Japan)

Tracks : Ictus, Thoroughbred, Priestess, Love In The Open, Drizzling Rain, Eleven #11

Musicians : Gil Evans, Masabumi Kikuchi, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Kunitoshi Shinohara, Takehisa Suzuki, Billy Harper, Shozo Nakagawa, Takashi Asahi, Yukio Etoh, Shigeo Suzuki, Kohsuke Mine, Kiyoshige Matsubara, Nao Yamamoto, Hiroshi Munekiyo, Kikuzo Tado, Tadataka Nakazawa, Michiko Takahashi, Masayuki Takayanagi, Sadanori Nakamure, Yoshio Suzuki, Isao Etoh, Masahiko Togashi, Yoshiyuki Nakamura, Hideo Miyata, Kohichi Yamaguchi

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Tanjah, Randy Weston, 1973, Polydor

Tracks : Hi-Fly, In Memory Of, Sweet Meat, Jamaica East, Tanjah, The Last Day, Little Niles

Musicians : Randy Weston, Ernie Royal, Ray Copeland, Jon Faddis, Al Grey, Jack Jeffers, Norris Turney, Taiwo Yusve Divall, Budd Johnson, Billy Harper, Danny Bank, Julius Watkins, Ron Carter, Rudy Collins, Azzedin Weston, Candido Camero, Omar Clay, Earl Williams, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Delores Ivory Davis

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Charles, III, Charles Earland, 1973, Prestige 10061

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Tribe, Horacee Arnold, 1973, Columbia

Tracks : Tribe, Banyan Dance, Forest Games, Orchards Of Engedi, The Actor, Professor Moriarty, 500 Miles High

Musicians : Horacee Arnold, Billy Harper, Joe Farrell, David Friedman, Ralph Towner, George Mraz, Ralph MacDonald

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Svengali, Gil Evans, 1973, Atlantic 1643

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Stompin' At The Savoy, Robin Kenyatta, 1974, Atlantic 1656

Tracks : Stompin' At The Savoy, Smooth Sailing, The Need To Smile, Two Bass Blues, Neither One Of Us, Mellow In The Park, Jessica, River Boat

Musicians : Robin Kenyatta, Lew Soloff, Jimmy Knepper, Billy Harper, Dr. John, Dwight Brewster, Larry Willis, Winston Wright, Gladstone Anderson, Neville Hinds, Sonelius Smith, David Spinozza, Huks Brown, Rad Bryan, Lewis Worrell, Ron Carter, Walter Booker, Chuck Rainey, Jackie Jackson, Al Mouzon, Bernard Purdie, Winston Grennan, Gilmore Digap, Carl Hall, Robin Clark, Tasha Thomas

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Potpourri, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, 1974, Philadelphia International

Tracks : Blues In A Minute, All My Yesterdays, Quiet Lady, Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing, For the Love of Money, Yours and Mine, Ambiance, Living for the City

Musicians : Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Jon Faddis, Jim Bossy, Steve Furtado, Cecil Bridgewater, Jimmy Knepper, Quentin Jackson, Billy Campbell, Cliff Heather, Jerry Dodgion, Eddie Xiques, Billy Harper, Ron Bridgewater, Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, George Mraz, Buddy Lucas

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Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix, Gil Evans Orchestra, 1974, RCA

Tracks : Angel, Crosstown Traffic / Little Miss Lover, Castles Made Of Sand / Foxey Lady, Up From The Skies, 1983-A Merman I Should Turn To Be, Voodoo Chile, Gypsy Eyes

Musicians : Gil Evans, Lewis Soloff, Marvin C. Peterson, Tom Malone, Billy Harper, Trevor Koehler, Howard Johnson, David Sanborn, Peter Gordon, David Horowitz, Peter Levin, John Ambercumbie, Ryo Kawasaki, Keith Loving, Don Pate, Michael Moore, Susan Evans, Bruce Ditmas, Warren Smith, Jr.*

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Live, Vol. 1, Art Blakey and the "Jazz Messengers", 1974, Trip TLP 5034

Tracks : New World, Angel Eyes, Slide, No. 2, Theme

Musicians : Art Blakey, Bill Hardman, Julian Priester, Billy Harper, Ronnie Matthews, Lawrence Evans

Recorded live in 1968. Subsequently released on Mercury and other labels.

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Carnival: Live At Montreux 1974, Randy Weston, 1975, Arista Freedom AL 1004

Tracks : Carnival, Introduction, Tribute To Duke Ellington, Introduction, Mystery Of Love

Musicians : Randy Weston, Billy Harper, William Allen, Don Moye, Steve Berrios

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Live In Tokyo, Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra, 1974, Columbia (Japan)

Tracks : Once Around, Back Bone, Mean What You Say, Little Pixie

Musicians : Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Cecil Bridgewater, Jim Bossy, John Faddis, Steve Furtado, Billy Campbell, Cliff Heather, Jimmy Knepper, Quentin Jackson, Billy Harper, Ron Bridgewater, Eddie Xiques, Jerry Dodgion, Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, George Mraz

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Suite for Pops, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, 1975, Horizon SP 701

Tracks : Meetin' Place, The Summary, The Farewell, Toledo By Candlelight, The Great One, Only For Now, A Good Time Was Had By All

Musicians : Mel Lewis, Thad Jones, Cecil Bridgewater, Snooky Young, Jim Bossy, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Marvin Stamm, Stephen Furtado, Virgil Jones, Billy Campbell, Earl McIntyre, Eddie Bert, Janice Robinson, Jimmy Knepper, Quentin "Butter" Jackson, Cliff Heather, Dave Taylor, Jack Jeffers, Billy Harper, Eddie Daniels, Frank Foster, Greg Herbert, Lou Marini, Ron Bridgewater, Eddie Xiques, Jerry Dodgion, Pepper Adams, Earl Chapin, Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins, Peter Gordon, Ray Alonge, Jack Jeffers, Roland Hanna, George Mraz, Steve Gilmore, Richard Davis, Leonard Gibbs, Dee Dee Bridgewater

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The Git Go, Klaus Weiss, 1975, MPS

Tracks : Odje Ayne, The Git Go, Good View, Holunderkuchen, All Night Through, The Bitches Circle, M.T.

Musicians : Klaus Weiss, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Jerry Dodgion, Walter Norris, George Mraz

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Montreux Jazz Festival '74, Gil Evans Orchestra, 1975, Philips

Tracks : Parabola, Lunar Eclipse, Amadama, Hotel Me, Waltz

Musicians : Gil Evans, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Lewis Soloff, Howard Johnson, Tom Malone, John Stubblefield, Billy Harper, Trevor Koehler, Peter Gordon, Peter Levin, Paul Metzke, Donald Pate, Bruce Ditmas, Sue Evans, Warren Smith

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Love Dance, Woody Shaw, 1976, Muse 5074

Tracks : Love Dance, Obsequious, Sunbath, Zoltan, Soulfully I Love You (Black Spiritual Of Love)

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Steve Turre, Billy Harper, Rene Mclean, Joe Bonner, Cecil McBee, Victor Lewis, Tony Waters, Guilherme Franco

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There Comes a Time, Gil Evans And His Orchestra, 1976, RCA

Tracks : King Porter Stomp, There Comes A Time, Makes Her Move, Little Wing, The Meaning Of The Blues, Aftermath The Fourth Movement Children Of The Fire, Anita's Dance

Musicians : Gil Evans, Ernie Royal, Lew Soloff, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Joe Daley, Tom Malone, Billy Harper, George Adams, David Sanborn, John Clark, Peter Gordon, Bob Stewart, Howard Johnson, Paul Metzke, David Horowitz, Pete Levin, Sue Evans, Joe Gallivan, Ryo Kawasaki, Herb Bushler, Paul Metzke, Tony Williams, Bruce Ditmas, Warren Smith, Bruce Ditmas

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Thad Jones / Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra Meets Manuel De Sica, 1976, Pausa

Tracks : First Jazz Suite: Brasserie / Father / Sing / Ballade / For Life, Little Pixie

Musicians : Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Jim Bossy, Cecil Bridgewater, Jon Faddis, Steve Furtado, Billy Campbell, Cliff Heather, Quentin Jackson, Jimmy Knepper, Billy Harper, Ron Bridgewater, Eddie Xiques, Jerry Dodgion, Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, George Mraz, Dee Dee Bridgewater

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Angel Eyes, Joe Bonner, 1977, Muse 5114

Tracks : Angel Eyes, Love Dance, I Do, Variations On The Little Chocolate Boy, Celebration, Interlude

Musicians : Joe Bonner, Billy Harper, Leroy Jenkins, Juni Booth, Jimmy Hopps, Linda Sharrock

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Confirmation, Max Roach, 1978, Fluid 103

Tracks : Confirmation, Giant Steps, The Profit, Sunday Afternoon, Soliloquy

Musicians : Max Roach, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Calvin Hill

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The Loadstar, Max Roach, 1978, Horo HDP 9-10

Tracks : The Martyr, Pt. 1, The Martyr, Pt. 2, Six Bits Blues, Pt. 1, Six Bits Blues, Pt. 2

Musicians : Max Roach, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman

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Nommo, Max Roach, 1978, Victor

Tracks : Nommo, Nommo (continued)

Musicians : Max Roach, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman

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Live In Amsterdam, Max Roach Quartet, 1979, Baystate RVJ-6029

Tracks : It's Time, Call Of The Wild And Peaceful Heart

Musicians : Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman, Max Roach

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Blues In Orbit, Gil Evans, 1980, Enja

Tracks : Thoroughbred, Spaced, Love In The Open, Variation On The Misery, Blues In Orbit, Proclamation, General Assembly, So Long

Musicians : Gil Evans, Snooky Young, Mike Lawrence, Ernie Royal, Johnny Coles (on Thoroughbred and Blues In Orbit), Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Knepper, Garnett Brown, Billy Harper, George Marge, Hubert Laws, Julius Watkins, Ray Alonge, Howard Johnson, Joe Beck, Gene Bianco, Herb Bushler, Elvin Jones, Alphonse Mouzon, Sue Evans, Donald McDonald

Originally released on Ampex in 1970 with the title Gil Evans.

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Where Flamingos Fly, Gil Evans, 1981, Artists House AH 14

Tracks : Zee Zee, Na˝a, Love Your Love, Hotel Me, Where, El Matador

Musicians : Gil Evans, John Coles, Stan Shafran, Howard Johnson, Hannibal Peterson, Jimmy Knepper, Billy Harper, Trevor Koehler, Don Preston, Phil Davis, Bruce Johnson, Joe Beck, Harry Lookofsky, Richard Davis, Bill Quinze, Herb Bushler, Bruce Ditmas, Lenny White, Sue Evans, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim

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Live At The "Quartier Latin" Berlin, George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, 1981, MPS

Tracks : No One Can Explain It, Black Narcissus, Ready Go!, So Much We Don't Know & The Water, The Tango, Pistrophallobus, The Mazurka, Take The A-Train

Musicians : George Gruntz, Americo Belloto, Tom Harrell, Lew Soloff, Charles Sullivan, Runo Ericksson, Erich Kleinschuster, Eje Thelin, Jiggs Whigham, Billy Harper, Joe Henderson, Bob Malach, Seppo Paakkunainen, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Alan Skidmore, Jasper Van't Hof, Gordon Johnson, Peter Erskine

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Danjiri, The New York Saxophone Madness, 1985, CAC

Tracks : Danjiri - Prelude, Wayneish, Sunshower

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, Kenny Barron, Stafford James, Jimmy Cobb

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We Remember You, Lee Morgan, 1991, Fresh Sounds

Tracks : Bruh Slim, Bluesville, All Members, I Remember Britt, Introduction, Angela, The Sidewinder

Musicians : Track 1-3 (1962): Lee Morgan, Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris, Spanky DeBrest, Albert Heath / Track 4-7 (1972): Lee Morgan, Billy Harper, Harold Mabern, Jymie Merritt, Freddie Waits

Live recordings from 1962 and 1972.

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The Spirits Of Our Ancestors, Randy Weston, 1992, Verve

Tracks : African Village Bedford-Stuyvesant 1, The Healers, African Cookbook, La Elaha-Ella Allah/Morad Allah, The Call, African Village Bedford-Stuyvesant 2, The Seventh Queen, Blue Moses, African Sunrise, A Prayer For Us All

Musicians : Randy Weston, Dizzy Gillespie, Idrees Sulieman, Benny Powell, Billy Harper, Dewey Redman, Pharoah Sanders, Talib Kibwe, Alex Blake, Jamil Nasser, Idris Muhammad, Azzedin Weston, Big Black, Yassir Chadly

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Journey, McCoy Tyner Big Band, 1994, Birdology

Tracks : Samba Dei Ber, Juanita, Choices, You Taught My Heart to Sing, Peresina, Blues on the Corner, January in Brasil

Musicians : McCoy Tyner, Eddie Henderson, Earl Gardner, Virgil Jones, Frank Lacy, Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, Joe Ford, Doug Harris, Billy Harper, John Stubblefield, Ronnie Cuber, John Clark, Tony Underwood, Avery Sharpe, Aaron Scott, Jerry Gonzalez, Valtinho Anastacio, Dianne Reeves

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Priestess, Mark Masters Jazz Orchestra, 1994, Capri

Tracks : Priestess, Windows, Is It Not True, Simply Because You Cannot Believe It?, Naima, Dance, Eternal Spirits, Dance!, Believe...For It Is True, Passion Flower, Giant Steps

Musicians include : Mark masters, Jimmy Knepper, Billy Harper

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The Complete Solid State Recordings Of, Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra, 1994, Mosaic

Tracks : ABC Blues, Kids Are Pretty People, Don't Ever Leave Me, Once Around, Three And One, Balanced Scales = Justice, Willow Weep For Me, Mean What You Say, Sophisticated Lady, Willow Tree, Hawaii, The Little Pixie, A-That's Freedom, The Second Race, Willow Tree, Quietude, Bachafillen, Lover Man, Mornin' Reverend, Samba Con Getchu, Willow Tree, Don't Git Sassy, Say It Softly, Mornin' Reverend, Kids Are Pretty People, The Second Race, St. Louis Blues, The Waltz You Swang For Me, Central Park North, Jive Samba, Quietude, Big Dipper, Tow Away Zone, The Groove Merchant, Consummation, Dedication, Tiptoe, It Only Happens Every Time, Fingers, Us, A Child Is Born, Ahunk Ahunk

A 5 CD set of music recorded between 1966 and 1970 and released primarily on albums on the Solid State label. Billy Harper plays on CD 5 whichwas originally released as the album Consummation..

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Saga, Randy Weston African Rhythms, 1995, Verve / Polygram

Tracks : The Beauty Of It All, Loose Wig, Tangier Bay, F.E.W. Blues, Uncle Neemo, Lagos, A Night In Mbari, Saucer Eyes, The Three Pyramids And The Sphynx, Casbah Kids, Jahjuka, The Gathering

Musicians : Randy Weston, Benny Powell, Talib Kibwe, Billy Harper, Alex Blake, Billy Higgins, Neil Clarke

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47th Street, Malachi Thompson, 1997, Delmark

Tracks : 47th Street, Is It Not True Simply Because You Cannot Believe It, X, CJ's Blues, Some Freebop For Monk, Miyako, African Sun Dance, Discovery, The House of Jazz, An Elevated Cry, Lamentation and The Harmony Of Yah

Musicians include : Malachi Thompson, Steve Berry, Billy Harper, Joe Ford, Carter Jefferson, Steve Berry, Kirk Brown, Harrison Bankhead, John Whitfield, Nasar Abadey, Dana Hall, plus vocl group on some tracks

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Freebop Now!: 20th Anniversary Of The Freebop Band, Malachi Thompson, 1998, Delmark

Tracks : Black Nile, Goree Island, Flight To Senegal, Freebop Now!, Just A Look, 'Round Midnight, Cancerian Moon, Jammin' At The Point, Worm Hole, Ancient African Horns, Black Hole, Heathens And Space/Time Projection, Jammin' At The Point (Reprise)

Musicians : Tracks 1-6, 8-13: Malachi Thompson, Steve Berry, Billy Harper, Oliver Lake, Sonny Seals, Kirk Brown, James Cammack, Harrison Bankhead, Dana Hall, Richard "Drahseer" Smith, Tony Carpenter, Hamid Drake, Amiri Baraka, Mae Koern, Larry Smith, Sharese Locke, Malachi Thompson / Track 7: Malachi Thompson, Joe Ford, Carter Jefferson, Steve Berry, Kirk Brown, John Whitfield, Nasar Abadey

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Blue Jazz, Malachi Thompson & Africa Brass, 2004, Delmark

Tracks : Black Metropolis, The Panther, Jaaz Revelations, Genesis / Rebirth, Po' Little Louie, Get On The Train, Blues For A Saint Called Louis, Blue Jazz, Footprints, Mud Hole

Musicians : Malachi Thompson, Kenny Anderson, Elmer Brown, David Spencer, Steve Berry, Kirk Tracy, Bill McFarland, Billy Harper, Gary Bartz, Ari Brown, Kirk Brown, Harrison Bankhead, Leon Joyce, Dee Alexander, The Big DooWopper

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Explorations, Grachan Moncur III, 2004, Capri

Tracks : Exploration, Monk in Wonderland, Love and Hate, New Africa, When?, Frankenstein, Excursion, Sonny's Back

Musicians : Grachan Moncur III, Tim Hagans, Dave Woodley, Gary Bartz, Billy Harper, Gary Smulyan, John Clark, Ray Drummond, Andrew Cyrille

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Funk Fantastique, Charles Earland, 2004, Prestige

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We Want To Give Thanks, Piotr Wojtasik, 2006, SOJazz

Tracks : Sea Star, Prelude To We Want To Give Thanks, We Want To Give Thanks, Journey To Kafarnahum, Thanksgiving, Escape, Part 1, Escape, Part 2, Escape, Part 3

Musicians : Piotr Wojtasik, Billy Harper, Gary Bartz, Vincent Herring, George Cables, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart, Judy Bady (track 3)

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With Love, Charles Tolliver Big Band, 2007, Blue Note

Tracks : Rejoicin', With Love, 'Round Midnight, Mournin' Variations, Right Now, Suspicion, Hit The Spot

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, David Guy, Chris Albert, Keyon Harrold, David Weiss, James Zollar, Joe Fiedler, Clark Gayton, Stafford Hunter, Jason Jackson, Aaron Johnson, Todd Bashore, Craig Handy, Jimmy Cozier, Billy Harper, Bill Saxton, Howard Johnson, Stanley Cowell, Robert Glasper, Ched Tolliver, Cecil McBee, Victor Lewis

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Emperor March: Live at the Blue Note, Charles Tolliver Big Band, 2009, Half Note

Tracks : On The Nile, I Want To Talk About You, Emperor March, Chedlike, In The Trenches, Toughin'

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Cameron Johnson, Michael Williams, Keyon Harrold, David Weiss, Mike Dease, Jason Jackson, Stafford Hunter, Ernest Stuart, Aaron Johnson, Bill Saxton, Bruce Williams, Todd Bashore, Billy Harper, Marcus Strickland, Jason Marshall, Stanley Cowell, Anthony Wonsey, Reggie Workman, Gene Jackson

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Delicious And Delightful, Steve Turre, 2010, HighNote

Tracks : Light Within, Duke Rays, Speak to Me of Love, Speak to Me of Truth, Dance of the Gazelles, Delicious and Delightful, Tenderly, Sunala Nobala, Blackfoot, Ray's Collard Greens

Musicians : Steve Turre, Billy Harper, Larry Willis, Russell Malone, Corcoran Holt, Dion Parson

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Cast The First Stone, The Cookers, 2010, Plus Lion Music

Tracks : Cast the First Stone, Peacemaker, Looking for the Light, The Seventh Day, Croquet Ballet, Think on Me, The Chief

Musicians : Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Billy Harper, Craig Handy, Azar Lawrence, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart

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Warriors, The Cookers, 2011, Jazz Legacy Productions

Tracks : The Core, Spookarella, Close To You Alone, Priestess, Sweet Rita Suite, Pt. 2: Her Soul, Capra Black, Ladybugg, U Phoria

Musicians : Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Billy Harper, Craig Handy, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart

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Believe, The Cookers, 2012, Motema Music

Tracks : Believe, For It Is True, Temptation(s), Ebony Moonbeams, Free For All, Quest, But He Knows, Tight Squeeze, Naaj

Musicians : Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Billy Harper, Craig Handy, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart

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Time and Time Again, The Cookers, 2014, Motema Music

Tracks : Sir Galahad, Reneda, Slippin' and Slidin', Double or Nothing, Farewell Mulgrew, Three Fall, Time and Time Again, Dance of the Invisible Nymph, Dance Eternal Spirits Dance

Musicians : Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart

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Last updated June 2015