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Carter Jefferson discography

This is a discography of Carter Jefferson albums and albums by other musicians that feature Carter Jefferson


Carter Jefferson: leader and co-leader discography

The Rise Of Atlantis, Carter Jefferson, 1978, Timeless SJP 126

Tracks : Why, The Rise Of Atlantis, Wind Chimes, Changing Trains, Song For Gwen, Blues For Wood

Musicians : Carter Jefferson, Shunzo Ono, Terumasa Hino, Harry Whitaker, John Hicks, Clint Houston, Victor Lewis, Steve Thornton

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Carter Jefferson: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Mongo At Montreux, Mongo Santamaria, 1971, Atlantic 1593

Tracks : Come Candela, Climax, Disappear, Marty's Tune, Soleil, Conversation In Drums, I Wanna Know, Watermelon Man, Standing Ovation, Cloud Nine, Watermelon Man

Musicians : Mongo Santamaria, Ray Maldonado, Carter Jefferson, Roger Glenn, Eddie Martinez, Edward Rivera, Steve Berrios, Armando Peraza

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Buhaina, Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, 1973, Prestige 10067

Tracks : Moanin', Chant for Bu, One for Trane, Mission Eternal, Along Came Betty, Gertrude's Bounce

Musicians : Art Blakey, Woody Shaw, Carter Jefferson, Cedar Walton, Michael Howell, Mickey Bass, Tony Waters, Jon Hendricks

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Anthenagin, Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, 1973, Prestige 10076

Tracks : I'm Not So Sure, Love: For the One You Can't Have, Fantasy in D, Anthenagin, Without a Song, Along Came Betty

Musicians : Art Blakey, Woody Shaw, Steve Turre, Carter Jefferson, Cedar Walton, Michael Howell, Mickey Bass, Tony Waters

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You Are My Starship, Norman Connors, 1976, Buddah

Tracks : We Both Need Each Other, Betcha By Golly Wow, Bubbles, You Are My Starship, Just Imagine, So Much Love, The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace)

Musicians : Norman Connors, Shunzo Ono, Earl McIntyre, Carter Jefferson, Gary Bartz, Art Webb, Tom Scott, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Hubert Eaves, Ian Underwood, Keith Loving, Lee Ritenour, Gayle Dixon Clay, John Blake, Noel Pointer, Mary Ellen Ewing, Doc Kirksey, Anthony Jackson, Michael Henderson, Larry McRae, Don Alias, Neil Clarke, Phyllis Hyman, Mareatha Stewart, Sharon Redd, Tasha Thomas

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Rising Sun, Teruo Nakamura, 1976, Polydor

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Renaissance, Albert Dailey, 1977, Catalyst 7627

Tracks : Black Raspberry, The Dues We Have To Pay, I Love You, Mimosa, Mr. Pogo, Gee Monetti, Autumn Rain

Musicians : Albert Dailey, Carter Jefferson, Cecil McBee, Adam Nussbaum, Charlie Persip, Cheryl Alexander

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Manhattan Special, Teruo Nakamura And The Rising Sun, 1977, Kitty / Polydor

Tracks : Manhattan Special, Rainbow, Mescalito, Firefly, Wiggle Worm, Sequoia Forest, Mr. Cherry And Mr. T., Love Is A Reflection In The Mirros Behind Your Eyes/Sunrise In Africa

Musicians : Teruo Nakamura, John Mosley, James E. Stowe, Sal Randazzo, William J. Ohashi, Carter Jefferson, Art Webb, Herbie Hancock, Harry Whitaker, Mark Gray, Benny Lee, Shiro Mori, Art Gore, Bruno Carr, James H. Madison, Keiji Kishida, Robert Right, Craig Haynes, Nobu Urushiyama, Richard Barrata, Tadashi Yasunaga, Neil Clarke, Lani Groves

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Free Spirit, Roland Prince, 1977, Vanguard

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Abide With Me, Walter Davis, 1978, Denon

Tracks : Abide With Me, Crowded Elevator, Theme From La Strada, Biribinya Nos States, Just One Of Those Things, Pranayama, I"ll Keep Loving You

Musicians : Walter Davis, Charles Sullivan, Carter Jefferson, Buster Williams, Tony Williams

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Rosewood, Woody Shaw, 1978, Columbia

Tracks : Rosewood, Every Time I See You, The Legend Of Cheops, Rahsaan's Run, Sunshowers, Theme For Maxine

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Janice Robinson, Steve Turre, Joe Henderson, Carter Jefferson, Rene McLean, Art Webb, Frank Wess, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Lois Colin, Clint Houston, Victor Lewis, Armen Halburian, Sammy Figueroa

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Stepping Stones: Live at the Village Vanguard, Woody Shaw, 1978, Columbia

Tracks : Stepping Stone, In A Capricornian Way, It All Comes Back To You, Seventh Avenue, Theme For Maxine

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Carter Jefferson, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Clint Houston, Victor Lewis

Recorded live at the Village Vanguard in August 1978.

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Woody III, Woody Shaw, 1979, Columbia

Tracks : Woody I : On The New Ark, Woody II : Other Paths, Woody III : New Offerings, To Kill A Brick, Organ Grinder, Escape Velocity

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Charles Sullivan, Curtis Fuller, Steve Turre, Carter Jefferson, James Spaulding, Rene McLean, George Cables, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Buster Williams, Clint Houston, Victor Lewis, Azzedin Weston, Nobu Urushiyama

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Quarter Moon, Shunzo Ohno, 1979, Electric Bird / Inner City

Tracks : Fatback, May, Jeff, In The Sky, Autumn Rain, The Dawn, Quarter Moon, We Will

Musicians : Shunzo Ohno, Carter Jefferson, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Kenny Karkland, Jeff Laton, T.M. Stevens, Marcus Miller, Victor Louis, Sue Evans, Ullanda McCullough, Vivian Cherry, Yvonne Lewis

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For Sure!, Woody Shaw, 1980, Columbia

Tracks : We'll Be Together Again, OPEC, Time Is Right, Ginseng People, Why?, Josua C., Isabel the Liberator

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Curtis Fuller, Steve Turre, James Spaulding, Gary Bartz, Carter Jefferson, Larry Willis, Stafford James, Victor Lewis, Nana Vasconcelos, Judi Singh, Gayle Dixon, Winterton Garvey, Maxine Roach, Veronica Salas, Akua Dixon, Richard Locker

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Olympia Live, Barbara Donald & Unity, 1982, Cadence Jazz Records

Tracks : Blues For You, Bolivia, Well You Needn't, Prayer For My Children, Raisha's Dreams

Musicians : Barbara Donald, Carter Jefferson, Steve Munger, Cookie Marenco, Jay Maibin, Irvin Lovilette

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Spirals, Scott Cossu, 1982, Music Is Medicine

Tracks : One Flight Up, Calabria, My Beloved, Kanniah, Moira, The Zuker

Musicians : Scott Cossu, Ron Soderstrom, Carter Jefferson, Robbie Jordon, Skip Thomas, David Casper, Page Smith, Steve Allen, Steve Banks, Chuck Donovan, Dean Hodges, Luis Peralta, Eddie Wood, Paul Dunn

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Legends And Heroes, Malachi Thompson, 1983, Ra Records

Tracks : The Ali Shuffle, Yesterdays, Some Freebop For Monk, Other Worlds

Musicians : Malachi Thompson, Carter Jefferson, Rafik A. Raheem, Marvin Horn, Paul Ramsey, Greg Bandy, Jerome Cooper, Drake Colley, Karen McPherson, Miambi Steele

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The Past And Tomorrows, Barbara Donald & Unity, 1983, Cadence Jazz Records

Tracks : The Past And Tomorrows, Love For Eric, Pannonica, Let It Ride, Bop-A-Lot, Children On The Nile, Charles Too

Musicians : Barbara Donald, Carter Jefferson, Gary Hammon, Peggy Stern, Mike Bissio, Irvin Lovilette

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Spirit, Malachi Thompson, 1983?, Delmark

Tracks : Spirit of Man, Back to the One, A Rising Daystar, Dhyia Malika, I Remember Clifford, Dearly Beloved, No More Hard Times

Musicians : Malachi Thompson, Carter Jefferson, Albert Dailey, James King, Nasar Abadey, Randy Abbott

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Master Of Suspense, Jack Walrath, 1987, Blue Note

Tracks : Meat!, Children, No Mystery, A Study In Porcine, I'm Sending You A Big Bouquet Of Roses, The Lord's Calypso, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Monk On The Moon, A Hymn For The Discontented

Musicians : Jack Walrath, Steve Turre, Carter Jefferson, Kenny Garrett, James Williams, Willie Nelson, Anthony Cox, Ronnie Burrage

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Neohippus, Jack Walrath, 1989, Blue Note

Tracks : Village Of The Darned, Watch Your Head, Fright Night, Annie Lee, England, Beer!

Musicians : Jack Walrath, Carter Jefferson, John Abercrombia, Anthony Cox, Ronnie Burrage

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Rumba Para Monk, Jerry Gonzalez, 1989, Sunnyside

Tracks : Monk's Mood, Bya-Ya, Nutty, Little Rootie Tootie, Misterioso, Ugly Beauty, Reflections, Jackie-ing

Musicians : Jerry Gonzalez, Carter Jefferson, Larry Willis, Andy Gonzalez, Steve Berrios

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Gut Feelings: Music For Trumpet, Jazz Quintet and Strings, Jack Walrath And Masters Of Suspense, 1990, Muse 5422

Tracks : The Serpent's Kiss, Jump Monk, Adagio for Strings and Organ, Gagaku (Fourth Movement of Sept Haikai), Blues in the Guts, Faith

Musicians : Jack Walrath, Carter Jefferson, Mike Cochrane, Anthony Cox, Ronnie Burrage plus the Hiraga Strings

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Earth Dance, Jerry Gonzalez And The Fort Apache Band, 1991, Sunnyside

Tracks : Nightfall, Fe Fi Fo Fum, Let's Call This, When I Fall In Love, "81", Earthdance, Los Roncos

Musicians : Jerry Gonzalez, Carter Jefferson, Joe Ford, Larry Willis, Andy Gonzalez, Steve Berrios

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The Complete CBS Studio Recordings Of, Woody Shaw, 1992, Mosaic

Tracks : The Legend Of Cheops, Rosewood, Everytime I See You, Sunshowers, Rashaan's Run, Theme For Maxine, Woody I, Woody II, Woody III, To Kill A Brick, Organ Grinder, We'll Be Together Again, Time Is Right, Why, Joshua C., Theotihuacan, Isabel The Liberator, Ginseng People, OPEC, United, Pressing The Issue, Katrina Ballerina, The Greene Street Caper, What Is This Thing Called Love, Blues For Wood

Notess : A 3 CD (4 LP) set that comprises the albums Rosewood, Woody III, For Sure and United plus previously unreleased tracks from the recordings sessions for those albums. Carter Jefferson plays on Rosewood, Woody III, and For Sure.

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Moliendo Café, Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band, 1993, Sunnyside

Tracks : Obsesion, Verdad Amarga, Interior Motive, Summertime, Los Pingaleros, Stardust, El Toro, Moliendo Café, Corcovado, To Wisdom The Prize

Musicians : Jerry Gonzalez, Joe Ford, Carter Jefferson, Larry Willis, Andy Gonzalez, Steve Berrios

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The Jaz Life, Malachi Thompson, 1993, Delmark

Tracks : In Walked John, My Romance, Drowning In My Own Tears, Mystic Trumpet Man, Croquet Ballet, Lucky Seven

Musicians : Malachi Thompson, Carter Jefferson, Joe Ford, Kirk Brown, Nasar Abadey, Harrison Bankhead, Richard Lawrence

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The Mellow Side Of, Clifford Jordan, 1997, Mapleshade

Tracks : Embraceable, CJ's Riff, Trees, Jug's Groove, Soul Eyes, Five 'N Free, Daydream

Musicians : Clifford Jordan, Carter Jefferson, Julian Priester, Kenny Reed, Larry Willis, Chris Anderson, Mike LeDonne, Rudy Turner, Fred Cook, Edson Machado, Nasser Abadey

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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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Timeline, Malachi Thompson, 2000, Delmark

Tracks : The Quest, Street Dance, Two Nights In Malakal, The Ali Shuffle, Yesterdays, Some Free-Bop For Monk, They Stole Einstein's Brain, A Picture Of, Worm Hole, Ghost Guest, Take A Look, Flesh Against Steel

Musicians : Malachi Thompson, Sonny Seals, Carter Jefferson, Jesse Taylor, Aaron Dodd, Kirk Brown, Rafik A. Raheem, Harold Barney, John Thomas, Marvin Horn, Curtis Robinson, Paul Ramsey, James King, Bob Crowder, Billy Salter, Greg Bandy, Nasar Abadey, Penny Jeffries, Karen McPherson, Miambi Steele, Drake Colley, Bill Striggles, Scat City Singers

Previously released and unreleased recordings from 1972, 1974, 1982, 1986 and 1988.

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Woody Shaw Live, Vol. 1, Woody Shaw, 2001, HighNote

Tracks : Love Dance, Light Valley, Why?, Stepping Stone

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Carter Jefferson, Larry Willis, Stafford James, Victor Lewis

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Woody Shaw Live, Vol. 2, Woody Shaw, 2001, HighNote

Tracks : Rahsaan's Run, What Is This Thing Called Love, The Legend of Cheops, Isabel the Liberator

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Carter Jefferson, Steve Turre, Larry Willis, Stafford James, Victor Lewis

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Woody Plays Woody, Woody Shaw, 2012, HighNote

Tracks : Little Red's Fantasy, Rahsaan's Run, Stepping Stone, Organ Grinder, OPEC, Ginseng People

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Carter Jefferson, Steve Turre, Mulgrew Miller, Larry Willis, Stafford James, Victor Lewis

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Last updated June 2015