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Hugh Lawson discography

This is a discography of Hugh Lawson albums and albums by other musicians that feature Hugh Lawson.


Hugh Lawson: leader or co-leader discography

Prime Time, Hugh Lawson, 1978, Jazzcraft 3

Tracks : The Highest Mountain, Blue Bones, The Need to Smile, The Duke Ellington Sound of Love, Rip-Off, I Fall in Love Too Easily, I'll Keep Loving You, Make Me Rainbows, Falling for You (CD only), The Highest Mountain (CD only), The Need to Smile (CD only)

Musicians : Hugh Lawson, Bob Cranshaw, Ben Riley

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Colour, Hugh Lawson, 1983, Soul Note

Tracks : Pictures At An Exhibition, The Tinkler, If, Georgie Porgie, The Beast From Bali-Bali, 23rd Street Blues, Creepy Chicken

Musicians : Hugh Lawson, Calvin Hill, Louis Hayes

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Casablanca, Hugh Lawson, 1989?, Somethin' Else

Tracks : Ballads For The Beast, My Sherry Amour, As Time Goes By, On A Slow Boat To China, Basie In Mind, Sleepless Man, When You Wish Upon A Star, New Boots For Brooks, Blondy's Waltz, Days Of Wine And Roses, My Funny Valentine (bonus track)

Musicians : Hugh Lawson, Cecil McBee, Marvin Smitty Smith

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Jazzcraft Studio Recordings 1977-78, Hugh Lawson / Richard Wyands, 2012, Storyville

Tracks : CD 1: The Highest Mountain, Blue Bones, The Need to Smile, The Duke Ellington Sound of Love, Rip-Off, I Fall in Love Too Easily, I'll Keep Loving You, Make Me Rainbows, Falling for You, The Highest Mountain, The Need to Smile / CD 2: Yes It Is, Lament, As Long As There's Music, Leonora, Never Let Me Go, Yesterdays, Blue Rose, Leonora, Blue Rose

Musicians : CD 1: Hugh Lawson, Bob Cranshaw, Ben Riley / CD 2: Richard Wyands, Lisle Atkinson, Leroy Williams

This double CD combines the CD versions of the albums Prime Time by Hugh Lawson and Then Here And Now by Richard Wyands. Both albums were originally released on LP in 1978. The CD releases included bonus tracks.

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Hugh Lawson: sideman

Jazz Mood, Yusef Lateef, 1957, Savoy

Tracks : Metaphor, Yusef's Mood, The Beginning, Morning, Blues In Space

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Curtis Fuller, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Louis Hayes

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Jazz For The Thinker, Yusef Lateef, 1957, Savoy

Tracks : Happyology, O' Blues, Midday, Polarity, Space

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Curtis Fuller, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Louis Hayes

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Stable Mates, Yusef Lateef / A.K. Salim, 1957, Savoy

Tracks : G. Bouk, Ameena, Beauregard, Back Talk, Dejeuner, D Minor Dipper, A Private Cloud

Musicians : Tracks 1-3: Yusef Lateef, Curtis Fuller, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Louis Hayes / Tracks 4-7: A.K. Salim, John Coles, Tommy Flanagan, John Griffin, Kenny Burrell, Buster Cooper, George Duvivier, Howard Austin, Osie Johnson

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Before Dawn: The Music Of, Yusef Lateef, 1957, Verve

Tracks : Passion, Love Is Eternal, Pike's Peak, Open Strings, Before Dawn, Twenty-Five Minute Blues, Chang, Chang, Chang, Constellation

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Curtis Fuller, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Louis Hayes

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Jazz and the Sounds of Nature, Yusef Lateef, 1958, Savoy

Tracks : Sounds Of Nature, Check Blues, I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good, 8540 12th St, Song Of Delilah, Seulb, Gypsy Arab

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Wilbur Harden, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Oliver Jackson

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Prayer to the East, Yusef Lateef, 1958, Savoy

Tracks : A Night In Tunisia, Endura, Prayer To The East, Love Dance, Lover Man

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Wilbur Harden, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Oliver Jackson

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The Sounds Of Yusef, Yusef Lateef, 1958, Prestige PRLP 7122

Tracks : Take The A Train, Playful Flute, Love And Humor, Buckingham, Meditation

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Wilbur Harden, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Oliver Jackson

Reissued in 1961 on New Jazz (8261).

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Other Sounds, Yusef Lateef, 1959, New Jazz NJLP 8218

Tracks : All Alone, Anastasia, Minor Mood, Taboo, Lambert's Point, Mahaba

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Wilbur Harden, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Oliver Jackson

Reissued on Prestige in 1969 with the title "Expression!".

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Cry!-Tender, Yusef Lateef, 1960, New Jazz NJLP 8234

Tracks : Sea Breeze, Dopolous, Cry!-Tender, Butter's Blues, Yesterdays, The Snow Is Green, If You Could See Me Now, Ecaps

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Wilbur Harden, Lonnie Hillyer, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Herman Wright, Frank Gant, Oliver Jackson

Rereleased on Prestige in 1970.

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The Three Faces Of, Yusef Lateef, 1960, Riverside 12-325

Tracks : Goin' Home, I'm Just A Lucky So And So, Quarantine, From Within, Salt Water Blues, Lateef Minor 7th, Adoration, Ma, He's Makin' Eyes At Me

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Hugh Lawson, Ron Carter, Herman Wright, Lex Humphries

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Soulnik, Doug Watkins, 1960, New Jazz NJLP 8238

Tracks : One Guy, I'm Confessin', Soulnik, Andre's Bag, I Remember You, Imagination

Musicians : Doug Watkins, Yusef Lateef, Hugh Lawson, Herman Wright, Lex Humphries

Rereleased in 1971 on Prestige (PRLP 7832) credited to Yusuf Lateef with Doug Watkins and with the title "Imagination!".

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The Sounds Of Yusef, Yusef Lateef, 1961, New Jazz NJLP 8261

Tracks : Take The A Train, Playful Flute, Love And Humor, Buckingham, Meditation

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Wilbur Harden, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Oliver Jackson

Originally released as Prestige 7122 in 1957.

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Most Much!, Jimmy Forrest, 1962, Prestige PRLP 7218

Tracks : Matilda, Annie Laurie, Autumn Leaves, My Buddy, Soft Winds, Robbins' Nest, Most Much

Musicians : Jimmy Forrest, Hugh Lawson, Tommy Potter, Clarendon Johnston

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Sit Down And Relax With, Jimmy Forrest, 1962, Prestige PRLP 7235

Tracks : Tuxedo Junction, Organ Grinder's Swing, Moonglow, Tin Tin Deo, Rocks in My Bed, The Moon Was Yellow

Musicians : Jimmy Forrest, Hugh Lawson, Calvin Newborn, Tommy Potter, Clarence Johnston

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Jawbreakers, "Sweets" Edison And "Lockjaw" Davis, 1962, Riverside RLP 430

Tracks : Oo-ee!, Broadway, Jawbreakers, Four, Moolah, A Gal In Calico, I've Got A Crush On You, Close Your Eyes

Musicians : Harry "Sweeets" Edison, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Hugh Lawson, Ike Isaac, Clarence Johnston

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Soul Street, Jimmy Forrest: Quintet, Sextet, And With The Oliver Nelson Big Band, 1963, New Jazz 8293

Tracks : Soul Street, I Love You, Sonny Boy, Soft Summer Breeze, Experiment In Terror, Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin', That's All, I Wanna Blow, Blow, Blow

Musicians : Jimmy Forrest, Ernie Royal, Jimmy Cleveland, King Curtis, Oliver Nelson, George Barrow, Seldon Powell, Gene Casey, Hugh Lawson, Chris Woods, Calvin Newborn, Mundell Lowe, George Duvivier Tommy Potter, Richard Davis, Roy Haynes, Clarence Johnston, Ed Shaughnessy, Ray Barretto

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Having A Ball, Al Grey, 1963, Argo

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Jazz 'Round the World, Yusef Lateef, 1964, Impulse! 56

Tracks : Abana, India, You, So Tender and Wistful, Yusef's French Brother, The Volga Rhythm Song, Trouble In Mind, The Good Old Roast Beef of England, Raisins And Almonds, Utopia Ringo Oiwake

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Richard Williams, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Lex Humphries

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Beat, Roy Brooks, 1964, Workshop Jazz

Tracks : Homestretch, If You Could See Me Now, Passin' The Buck, Soulin', Soulsphere, My Secret Passion

Musicians : Roy Brooks, Blue Mitchell, George Bohanon, Junior Cook, Hugh Lawson, Eugene Taylor

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A Flat, G Flat and C, Yusef Lateef, 1966, Impulse! 9117

Tracks : Warm Hearted Blues, Nile Valley Blues, Robbie, Psyche Rose, Chuen Blues, Feather Comfort, Blind Willie, Feelin' Alright, Sound Wave, Kyoto Blues

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Hugh Lawson, Reggie Workman, Roy Brooks

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The Golden Flute, Yusef Lateef, 1966, Impulse! 9125

Tracks : Road Runner, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Oasis, I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You, Exactly Like You, The Golden Flute, Rosetta, Head Hunters, The Smart Set

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Hugh Lawson, Herman Wright, Roy Brooks Jr

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The Complete Yusef Lateef, 1967, Atlantic 1499

Tracks : Rosalie, In The Evening, Kongsberg, Stay With Me, See Line Woman, Brother, You`re Somewhere Thinking Of Me

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Hugh Lawson, Cecil McBee, Roy Brooks, Sylvia Shemwell

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The Blue, Yusef Lateef, 1968, Atlantic 1508

Tracks : Juba Juba, Like It Is, Othelia, Moon Cup, Back Home, Get Over, Get Off And Get On, Six Miles Next Door, Sun Dog

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Blue Mitchell, Sonny Red, Hugh Lawson, Kenny Burrell, Cecil McBee, Bob Cranshaw, Roy Brooks, Buddy Lucas

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Yusef Lateef's Detroit: Latitude 42 30' Longitude 83, Yusef Lateef, 1969, Atlantic 1525

Tracks : Bishop School, Livingston Playground, Eastern Market, Belle Isle, Russell And Eliot, Raymond Winchester, Woodward Avenue, That Lucky Old Sun

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Thad Jones, Danny Moore, Jimmy Owens, Snooky Young, Hugh Lawson, Eric Gale, Selwart Clarke, James Tryon, Alfred Brown, Kermit Moore, Cecil McBee, Chuck Rainey, Bernard Purdie, Roy Brooks, Ray Barretto, Norman Pride, Albert Heath

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Expression!, Yusef Lateef, 1969, Prestige PR 7653

Tracks : All Alone, Anastasia, Minor Mood, Taboo, Lambert's Point, Mahaba

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Wilbur Harden, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Oliver Jackson

Originally released on New Jazz in 1959 with the title "Other Sounds".

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The Diverse Yusef Lateef, 1970, Atlantic 1548

Tracks : Live Humble, A Long Time Ago, Eboness, Chandra

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Richard Tee, Hugh Lawson, Selwart Clarke, Jesse Tryon, Alfred Brown, Kermit Moore, Chuck Rainey, Cecil McBee, Bernard Purdie, Roy Brooks, Ray Baretto, The Sweet Inspirations

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Cry Tender!, Yusef Lateef, 1970, Prestige PR 7748

Tracks : Sea Breeze, Dopolous, Cry!-Tender, Butter's Blues, Yesterdays, The Snow Is Green, If You Could See Me Now, Ecaps

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Wilbur Harden, Lonnie Hillyer, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Herman Wright, Frank Gant, Oliver Jackson

Originally released on New Jazz in 1960.

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God Bless the Child, Kenny Burrell, 1971, CTI 6011

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Imagination!, Yusef Lateef with Doug Watkins, 1971, Prestige PR 7832

Tracks : One Guy, I'm Confessin', Soulnik, Andre's Bag, I Remember You, Imagination

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Doug Watkins, Hugh Lawson, Herman Wright, Lex Humphries

Originally released in 1960 on New Jazz (8238) credited to Doug Watkins and with the title "Soulnik".

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The Free Slave, Roy Brooks, 1972, Muse 5003

Tracks : The Free Slave, Understanding, Will Pan's Walk, Five for Max

Musicians : Roy Brooks, Woody Shaw, George Coleman, Hugh Lawson, Cecil McBee

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Handscapes, The Piano Choir, 1973, Strata East SES 19730

Tracks : Jaboobie's March, Straight No Chaser, Precious Lord, Sanctum Saintorium, Nation Time, Effi, Man Extensions, The Almoravids, Killers

Musicians : Stanley Cowell, Nat Jones, Hugh Lawson, Webster Lewis, Harold Mabern, Danny Mixon, Sonelius Smith

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Handscapes 2, The Piano Choir, 1975, Strata East SES 19750

Tracks : Ballad For The Beast From Bali-Bali, The Need To Smile, Barbara Ann, In What Direction Are You Headed, Prayer For Peace

Musicians : Ron Burton, Stanley Cowell, Nat Jones, Hugh Lawson, Webster Lewis, Harold Mabern, Sonelius Smith, Mtume, Jimmy Hopps, John Lewis

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Morning, Yusef Lateef, 1976, Savoy

Tracks : Morning, O'Blues, Ameena, Metaphor, Yusef's Mood, Blues In Space, G. Bouk, Polarity, Midday, Happyology, Space, The Beginning, Beauregard

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Curtis Fuller, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Louis Hayes, Doug Watkins

Tracks originally released on Jazz Mood, Jazz For Thinkers and Stable Mates.

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The Underdog, Turk Mauro, 1977, Jazzcraft 1

Tracks : All God's Children Got Rhythm, The Underdog, Turkquoise, Jazz Leif, Zoot & Al, Until It's Time

Musicians : Turk Mauro, Al Cohn, Hugh Lawson, Bob Cranshaw, Tom Barney, Ben Riley

The Storyville CD release has 6 bonus tracks.

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Moment's Notice, Charlie Rouse, 1978, Jazzcraft 4

Tracks : The Clucker, Let Me, Joojobie, Well You Needn't, Royal Love, A Child Is Born, Little Sherri

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Hugh Lawson, Bob Cranshaw, Ben Riley

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The Sonny Stitt Quintet, Sonny Stitt Quintet, 1978, Finite

Tracks : The First One, Blue And Sentimental, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, I Know That You Know, Eternal Triangle, It All Depends On You, Elise's Blues, Red Sails In The Sunset, Desafinado

Musicians : Sonny Stitt, Sam Bivens, Hugh Lawson, Ronnie Boykins, John Lewis

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Gong, Yusef Lateef, 1978, Savoy

Tracks : Prayer To The East, I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good), 8540 12th Street, Sounds Of Nature, Seulb, Lover Man, Check Blues, Gypsy Arab, Night In Tunisia, Love Dance, Sram, Endura, Delilah

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Wilbur Harden, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Oliver Jackson

Tracks originally released on Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature and Prayer To The East.

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Hand to Hand, George Adams and Dannie Richmond, 1980, Soul Note

Tracks : The Cloocker, Yamani's Passion, For Dee J., Joobubie

Musicians : George Adams, Dannie Richmond, Jimmy Knepper, Hugh Lawson, Mike Richmond

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Rip-Off, Tatsuya Nakamura, 1981, JVC

Tracks : Rip-Off, Josh, Another Mood, Space Tracks, Dream Of The Rising Sun

Musicians : Tatsuya Nakamura, George Adams, Hugh Lawson, Richard Davis, Abdullah

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Gentleman's Agreement, George Adams and Dannie Richmond, 1983, Soul Note

Tracks : More Sightings, Don't Take Your Love from Me, Symphony for Five, Prayer for a Jitterbug, Dream of the Rising Sun, Rip Off

Musicians : George Adams, Dannie Richmond, Jimmy Knepper, Hugh Lawson, Mike Richmond

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Hold The Line: Grossman Meets Yoshida, Steve Grossman, 1986?, DIW

Tracks : Ray's Idea, Out of Nowhere, Wabash, A Night in Tunisia, My Old Flame, Milestones, There Will Never Be Another You, Like Someone in Love, Billie's Bounce

Musicians : Steve Grossman, Hugh Lawson, Juni Booth, Masahiro Yoshida

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Nightingale, George Adams, 1989, Blue Note

Tracks : Bridge Over Troubled Waters, What A Wonderful World, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, Moon River, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, Ol' Man River, Going Home

Musicians : George Adams, Hugh Lawson, Sirone, Victor Lewis

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America, George Adams, 1990, Blue Note

Tracks : America The Beautiful, Tennessee Waltz, Motivation, Old Folks At Home, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?, Take Me Out To The Ball Game, You Are My Sunshine, Georgia On My Mind, Have You Thanked America?, The Star Spangled Banner

Musicians : George Adams, Hugh Lawson, Cecil McBee, Mark Johnson

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At Bottom Line, Mingus Dynasty, 1991, ITM / Westwind

Tracks : Boogie Stop, Chair In The Sky, Mr. Jerry Roll, Sue's Changes

Musicians : Ted Curson, Jimmy Knepper, George Adams, John Handy, Hugh Lawson, Charlie Haden, Dannie Richmond

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Swing Summit, Harry Edison, 1991, Candid

Tracks : Centerpiece, S'Wonderful, Out Of Nowwhere, Bags Groove, Just Friends, Blue Creek, Idaho

Musicians : Harry Edison, Buddy Tate, Frank Wess, Hugh Lawson, Ray Drummond, Bobby Durham

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Every Village Has a Song: The Yusef Lateef Anthology, Yusef Lateef, 1994, Atlantic

Tracks from Atlantic albums and a number of other labels.

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The Man with the Big Front Yard, Yusef Lateef, 1998, 32 Jazz

A 3 CD box set that collects together four albums originally released on Atlantic: The Complete Yusef Lateef, Yusef Lateef's Detroit, Hush 'N' Thunder and The Doctor Is In...And Out. Hugh Lawson plays on The Complete Yusef Lateef and Yusef Lateef's Detroit.

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The Last Savoy Sessions, Yusef Lateef, 2000, Savoy Jazz

A 2 CD set that collects together three albums originally released on Savoy in the late 1950s: Jazz & The Sounds of Nature, Prayer to the East and The Fabric of Jazz. Hugh Lawson plays on Jazz & The Sounds of Nature and Prayer to the East.

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Soul Song / The Diverse, Shirley Scott / Yusuf Lateef, 2000, Collectables

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The Al Grey & Dave Burns Sessions, Bobby Hutcherson, 2004, Lonehill Jazz

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Yusef's Mood: Complete 1957 Sessions with Hugh Lawson, Yusef Lateef, 2008, Fresh Sounds

A four CD box set that gathers together music from albums originally released on Savoy, Verve and Prestige: Jazz Mood, Jazz for the Thinker, Stable Mates, Before Dawn, Jazz and the Sounds of Nature, Prayer to the East, Jazz is Busting Out All Over, The Sounds of Yusef, Other Sounds and Cry! Tender.

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The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note, George Adams, 2012, Black Saint/Soul Note

This box set brings together 5 albums: Don't Lose Control, Hand To Hand, Gentlemen's Agreement, Live At The Village Vanguard and Live At The Village Vanguard Volume 2. Hugh Lawson plays on Hand To Hand and Gentlemen's Agreement.

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Last updated September 2014