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Charles Tolliver discography

This is a discography of Charles Tolliver albums and albums by other musicians that feature Charles Tolliver


Charles Tolliver: leader or co-leader discography

New Wave In Jazz, The, Various Artists, 1965, Impulse! 90

Tracks : Nature Boy (John Coltrane), Holy Ghost (Albert Ayler), Blue Free (Grachan Moncur), Hambone (Archie Shepp), Brilliant Corners (Charles Tolliver)

All tracks recorded live at the Village Gate in New York in March 1965.

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Charles Tolliver and His All Stars, Charles Tolliver and His All Stars, 1969, Black Lion

(Paper Man, Charles Tolliver, 1975)

Tracks : Earl's World, Peace With Myself, Right Now, Household Of Saud, Lil's Paradise, Paper Man

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Gary Bartz, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Joe Chambers

Probably originally released in Germany in 1969, though uncertain about possibility of an early Polydor release. First released in the US in 1975 on Arista Freedom with the title Paper Man.

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The Ringer, Charles Tolliver and Music Inc, 1969, Polydor

Tracks : Plight, On The Nile, The Ringer, Mother Wit, Spur

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Steve Novosel, Jimmy Hopps

Subsequently released on Arista Freedom (cover shown) and on Black Lion.

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Music Inc., Charles Tolliver, , Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Hopps, 1971, Strata East SES 1971

Tracks : Ruthie's Heart, Brilliant Circles, Abscretions, Household Of Saud, On The Nile, Departure

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Hopps, Richard Williams, Virgil Jones, Larry Greenwich, Danny Moore, Jimmy Heath, Clifford Jordan, Bobby Brown, Wilbur Brown, Howard Johnson, Garnett Brown, Curtis Fuller, John Gordon, Dick Griffin

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Live at Slugs Vol. 1, Charles Tolliver, 1972, Strata East SES 1972

Tracks : Drought, Felicite, Orientale

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Hopps

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Live at Slugs Vol. 2, Charles Tolliver, 1972, Strata East SES 1972-0

Tracks : Spanning, Wilpan's, Our Second Father

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Hopps

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Impact, Charles Tolliver, 1972, Enja 2016

Tracks : Impact, Brilliant Circles, Truth, Prayer For Peace

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Ron Mathewson, Alvin Queen

Recorded live at the Domicile in Munich in March 1972.

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Live at the Loosdrecht Jazz Festival, Charles Tolliver, 1974, Strata East SES 19740/1

Tracks : Grand Max, Truth, Prayer For Peace, Our Second Father, Repetition

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, John Hicks, Reggie Workman, Alvin Queen

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Live in Tokyo, Charles Tolliver, 1974, Strata East SES 19745

Tracks : Drought, Stretch, Truth, Effi, 'Round Midnight

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Clint Houston, Clifford Barbaro

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Impact, Charles Tolliver Music Inc & Orchestra, 1975, Strata East SES 19757

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The New Breed: The Dedication Series Vol. VIII, Cecil Taylor/Charles Tolliver/Grachan Moncur/Archie Shepp, 1978, Impulse! 9339

Previously released and unreleased music by four separate groups from 1961 and 1965.

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New Tolliver, Charles Tolliver, 1979, Baystate RVJ-6025

Tracks : Earl's World, Impact, Compassion, Truth

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Nathen Page, Steve Novosel, Alvin Queen

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Compassion, Charles Tolliver, 1980, Strata East SES 8001

Tracks : Earl's World, Impact, Compassion, Truth

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Nathan Page, Steve Novosel, Alvin Queen

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Live In Berlin At The Quasimodo Vol.1, Charles Tolliver, 1990, Strata East / Bellaphone

Tracks : Ruthie's Heart, Ah I See, Stretch, On The Nile

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Alain Jean-Marie, Ugonna Okegwa, Ralph Van Duncan

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Live In Berlin At The Quasimodo Vol.2, Charles Tolliver, 1990?, Strata East / Bellaphone

Tracks : Toughin', Drought, For Love Of What, Impact, In The Trenches

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Alain Jean-Marie, Ugonna Okegwa, Ralph Van Duncan

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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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Mosaic Select 20: Charles Tolliver, 2007, Mosaic MS-020

Live recordings from 1970 and 1973. Two of the CDs comprise material previously released on the Strata East albums Music Inc. Live at Slugs, Vols. 1 and 2 and Music Inc Live In Tokyo. The third CD comprises six previously unreleased tracks.

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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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Mosaic Select 37: Charles Tolliver Big Band, 2011, Mosaic MS-037

Brings together the two albums released on Strata East; Music Inc (1971) and Impact (1975), together with previously unreleased tracks recorded in Germany in 1979 by Charles Tolliver's group with the NDR Big Band.

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Charles Tolliver: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

It's Time!, Jackie McLean, 1964, Blue Note 4179

Tracks : Cancellation, Das' Dat, It's Time, Revillot, 'Snuff, Truth

Musicians : Jackie McLean, Charles Tolliver, Herbie Hancock, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes

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Action (aka Action Action Action), Jackie McLean, 1966, Blue Note 4218

Tracks : Action, Plight, Wrong Handle, I Hear a Rhapsody, Hootnan

Musicians : Jackie McLean, Charles Tolliver, Bobby Hutcherson, Cecil McBee, Billy Higgins

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Live And Swinging, Gerald Wilson, 1967, Pacific Jazz 10118

Tracks : Paper Man, I Should Care, I've Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good), The "IT's" Where It's At, Blues For A Scorpio, Li'l Darlin', Misty, Viva Tirado

Musicians : Gerald Wilson, Al Porcino, Alex Rodriguez, Charles Tolliver, Dick Forest, Gary Barone, Larry McGuire, Don Switzer, Lester Robertson, Mike Barone, Thurman Green, Hadley Caliman, Harold Land, Anthony Ortega, Ray Bojorquez, Howard Johnson, Phil Moore III, Jack Wilson, Buddy Woodson, Carl Lott

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Structurally Sound, Booker Ervin, 1967, Pacific Jazz 10119

Tracks : Berkshire Blues, Dancing In The Dark, Stolen Moments, Franess, Boo's Blues, You're My Everything, Deep Night, Take The A Train

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Charles Tolliver, John Hicks, Red Mitchell, Lenny McBrowne

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Booker 'n' Brass, Booker Ervin, 1967, Pacific Jazz 10127

Tracks : East Dallas Special, Salt Lake City, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, L.A. After Dark Master, Kansas City, Baltimore Oriole, Harlem Nocturne, I Left My Heart In San Francisco, St. Louis Blues

Musicians : Booker Ervin. Martin Banks, Johnny Coles, Ray Copeland, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Tolliver, Richard Williams, Bennie Green, Britt Woodman, Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Kenny Barron, Reggie Johnson, Lenny McBrowne

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Virgo Vibes, Roy Ayers, 1967, Atlantic 1488

Tracks : The Ringer, Ayerloom, In The Limelight, Virgo Vibes, Glow Flower

Musicians : Roy Ayers, Charles Tolliver, Harold Land, Joe Henderson, Jack Wilson, Ronnie Clark, Buster Williams, Reggie Workman, Bruno Carr, Donald Bailey

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Members, Don't Git Weary, Max Roach, 1968, Atlantic 1510

Tracks : Abstrutions, Libra, Effi, Equipoise, Members, Don't Git Weary, Absolutions

Musicians : Max Roach, Charles Tolliver, Gary Bartz, Stanley Cowell, Jymie Merritt, Andy Bey

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Stoned Soul Picnic, Roy Ayers, 1968, Atlantic 1514

Tracks : A Rose For Cindy, Stoned Soul Picnic, Wave, For Once In My Life, Lil's Paradise, What The People Say

Musicians : Roy Ayers, Charles Tolliver, Gary Bartz, Hubert Laws, Herbie Hancock, Miroslav Vitous, Ron Carter, Grady Tate

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Another Earth, Gary Bartz, 1968, Milestone 9018

Tracks : Another Earth, Dark Nebula, UFO, Lost In The Stars, Perihelion And Aphelion

Musicians : Gary Bartz, Charles Tolliver, Pharoah Sanders, Stanley Cowell, Reggie Workman, Freddie Waits

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Serenade To A Soul Sister, Horace Silver, 1968, Blue Note 4277

Tracks : Psychedelic Sally, Serenade to a Soul Sister, Rain Dance, Jungle Juice, Kindred Spirits, Next Time I Fall in Love

Musicians : Horace Silver, Charles Tolliver, Stanley Turrentine, Bennie Maupin, Bob Cranshaw, John Williams, Mickey Roker, Billy Cobham

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Song for My Lady, McCoy Tyner, 1972, Milestone 9044

Tracks : Native Song, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Song for My Lady, A Silent Tear, Essence

Musicians : McCoy Tyner, Charles Tolliver (tracks 1 and 5), Sonny Fortune, Michael White (tracks 1 and 5), Calvin Hill, Alphonse Mouzon, Mtume

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Spirit Of The New Land, Doug Carn, 1972, Black Jazz BJ 08

Tracks : Dwell Like A Ghost, My Spirit, Arise And Shine, Blue In Green, Trance Dance, Search For The New Land, New Moon

Musicians : Doug Carn, Charles Tolliver, Garnett Brown, George Harper, Earl McIntyre, Al Mouzon, Jean Carn

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Swiss Suite, Oliver Nelson, 1972, Flying Dutchman FDS 10149

Tracks : Swiss Suite, Stolen Moments, Black, Brown and Beautiful, Blues and the Abstract Truth

Musicians : Oliver Nelson, Charles Tolliver, Danny Moore, Richie Cole, Bernt Stean, Harry Beckett, Buddy Baker, Bertil Strandberg, Donald Beightol, C.J. Shilby, Monte Holz, John Thomas, Jim Nissen, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Jesper Thilo, Ozren Depolo, Gato Barbieri, Michael Urbaniak, Bob Sydor, Steve Stevenson, Stanley Cowell, Victor Gaskin, Hugo Rasmussen, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Bosko Petrovic, Na Na, Sonny Morgan

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Red, Black And Green, Roy Ayers Ubiquity, 1973, Polydor

Tracks : Ain't No Sunshine, Henceforth, Day Dreaming, Red Black & Green, Cocoa Butter, Rhythms Of Your Mind, Papa Was A Rolling Stone

Musicians : Roy Ayers, Charles Tolliver, Garnett Brown, Sonny Fortune, Harry Whitaker, Billy Nichols, Bob Fusco, David Barron, Clint Houston, Emir Ksasan, Dennis Davis, Billy King, Daniel Benzebulon, plus strings and backing vocals

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Colors, The Brass Company, 1975, Strata East SES 19752

Tracks : Spanish Dancer, Alias Buster Henry, Geni, High Steppin', Colors: Early In The Morning / Evening Shadows / No Promise Of Tomorrow / Clear Skies, Bright Lights

Musicians : Bill Hardman, Charles Tolliver, Eddie Preston, Harry Hall, Lonnie Hillyer, Clif Lee, Kamal Abdul-Aim, Charles Stephens, Kiane Zawadi, Bob Stewart, Stanley Cowell, Bill Lee, Billy Higgins, Sonny Brown

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Jacknife, Jackie McLean, 1975, BN-LA 457-H2

Tracks : On The Nile, Climax, Soft Blue, Jacknife, Blue Fable, High Frequency, Combined Effort, Moonscape, Jossa Bossa, The Bull Frog

Musicians : Jackie McLean, Lee Morgan, Charles Tolliver, Larry Willis, Larry Ridley, Don Moore, Jack DeJohnette

Two previously unreleased sessions from 1965 and 1966. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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One For One, Andrew Hill, 1975, BN-LA 459-H2

Tracks : One for One, Diddy Wah, Without Malice, Poinsetta, Illusion, Fragments, Euterpe, Erato, Pax, Eris Calliope

Musicians : Andrew Hill, Charles Tolliver, Freddie Hubbard, Bennie Maupin, Pat Patrick, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, Richard Davis, Joe Chambers, Paul Motian, Mickey Roker, Ben Riley, Sanford Allen, Alfred Brown, Selwart Clarke, Kermit Moore

Music from previously unreleased sessions in 1965, 1969 and 1970. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Step By Step, John Gordon, 1976, Strata East SES 19760

Tracks : Step By Step, P & G Inc., Dance Of The Ymas, No Tricks / No Gimmicks, Making Memories, Activity

Musicians : John Gordon, Charles Tolliver, Roland Alexander, Stanley Cowell, Lisle Atkinson, Andrew Cyrille

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Daddy Bug And Friends, Roy Ayers, 1976, Atlantic 1692

Tracks : Daddy Bug, I Love You Michelle, Bonita, Slow Motion, Native Dancer, In The Limelight, Virgo Vibes (Outside Blues)

Musicians : Roy Ayers, Charles Tolliver, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Barry Beckett, Pat Rebillot, Eddie Hinton, Buster Williams, Ron Carter, David Hood, Reggie Workman, Mickey Roker, Freddie Waits, Roger Hawkins, Bruno Carr, Armen Halburian

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Dance With Death, Andrew Hill, 1980, Blue Note LT 1030

Music from a previously unreleased 1968 session.

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Light And Lively, Louis Hayes Quintet, 1989, Steeplechase SCS 1245

CD tracks : Light And Lively, If You Could See Me Now, Enchantment, The 10th Dimension, For The Love Of What, Darian, Blues For Macao

Musicians : Louis Hayes, Charles Tolliver, Bobby Watson, Kenny Barron, Clint Houston

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Una Max, Louis Hayes, 1990, Steeplechase SCCD 31263

Tracks : El Cid, Ibis, You Don't Know What Love Is, Geri, Una Max, Saudade, Ruthie's Heart

Musicians : Louis Hayes, Charles Tolliver, Gerald Hayes, John Stubblefield, Kenny Barron, Clint Houston

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The Legacy, The Reunion Legacy Band, 1991, Early Bird

Tracks : Getting Sentimental Over You, Do a Funny Dance, A for Pops, Avotcja, Franess, The Juggler, Brother Rick

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Grachan Moncur III, Gary Bartz, John Hicks, Mickey Bass, Billy Hart

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The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions, Jackie McLean, 1993, Mosaic

Tracks : Cancellation, Das' Dat, It's Time, Revillot, 'Snuff, Truth, Action, Plight, Wrong Handle, I Hear A Rhapsody, Hootman, Eco, Poor Eric, Christel's Time, Right Now, Right Now (Alt Take), On The Nile, Climax, Soft Blue, Jacknife, Blue Fable, Bluesnova, Consequence, My Old Flame, Tolypso, Slumber, Vernestune, High Frequency, Combined Effort, Moonscape, Jossa Bossa, The Bull Frog

Notes : A 4 CD/6 LP box set that includes the albums It's Time!, Action, Right Now!, Jacknife, and Consequence. Charles Tolliver plays on the tracks from It's Time!, Action and Jacknife.

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Get Closer, Michael Cooper, 1993, Polydor

Tracks : I Just Love You, I Want You Bad, Do You, Shoop Shoop (Never Stop Givin' You Love), Come to Me, So Good, Let's Get Closer, Skin Tight, Love's Passion, Gotta Get You Undressed, Fun, Fun, Fun, To the Pieces, Love Games, Do You

Musicians : Charles Tolliver plays on this album

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Libra / Another Earth, Gary Bartz, 1998, Milestone 47077

Collects together the 1967 and 1968 albums Libra and Another Earth. Charles Tolliver plays on Another Earth.

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Mosaic Select 16: Andrew Hill, 2005, Mosaic MS-016

Tracks : CD 1: Without Malice, Ocho Rios, Diddy Wah, Ode to Infinity, The Dance, Satin Lady, Ocho Rios, Monkash, Mahogany / CD 2: Illusion, Poinsettia, Fragments, Soul Mate, Illusion, Interfusion, Resolution, Chained, MOMA, Nine at the Bottom, Six at the Top, Nine at the Bottom / CD 3: For Blue People Only, Enamorado, Mother's Tale, Oriba, Oriba, Awake, Now, I, Yomo, Prevue

Music recorded for Blue Note between 1967 and 1970. Six of the tracks have been released before on the One For One collection. The remaining 25 tracks are previously unreleased. Charles Tolliver plays on tracks 1 to 7 on CD 1.

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Time Lines, Andrew Hill, 2006, Blue Note

Tracks : Malachi, Time Lines, Ry Round 1, For Emilio, Whitsuntide, Smooth, Ry Round 2, Malachi (solo)

Musicians : Andrew Hill, Charles Tolliver, Greg Tardy, John Hebert, Eric McPherson

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Introducing Keyon Harrold, Keyon Harrold, 2009, Criss Cross Jazz 1319

Tracks : TMF Nuttz, Sudden Inspiration, Shirley's Blues, Keyon Beyond, Amazing Grace / Lord My God, Peace, Hip Hop Joint, The Awakening

Musicians : Keyon Harrold, Marcus Strickland, Danny Grissett, Dezron Douglas, E.J. Strickland, Charles Tolliver (tracks 1), Jeremy Most (tracks 6), Emanuel Harrold (tracks 4)

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Last updated April 2015