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The Jazz Modes / Les Jazz Modes discography

This is a discography of albums by the Jazz Modes.

The first recording by this group was credited to the Rouse-Watkins Jazz Modes. The next two albums were credited to Les Jazz Modes and the final two albums to The Jazz Modes. The group formed in 1956. Charlie Rouse, Julius Watkins and Gildo Mahones played on all the group recordings.


The Jazz Modes discography

Jazzville, Vol. 1, Rouse-Watkins Jazz Modes / Gene Quill- Dick Sherman Quintet/, 1956, Dawn DLP-1101

Tracks : Dancing On The Ceiling, Legend, Temptation, Episode, Dancing In The Dark, Goodbye, Blues For The Camels, Loverman, Achilles Heel, Everything Happens To Me

Musicians : Tracks 1-6: Charlie Rouse, Julius Watkins, Gildo Mahones, Art Taylor, Paul West / Tracks 7-10: Gene Quill, Dick Sherman, Teddy Kotick, Dick Katz, Osie Johnson

Appears to have been released with two front cover. One with title Jazzville, Vol 1, the other with Jazzville '56, Vol 1. One may be a later reissue.

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Modern Jazz Festival, Various Artists, 1956, Jazztone J 1245

Tracks : Rubbin' The Genie (Gene Quill Quintet), I've Got You Under My Skin (Rouse-Watkins Combo), Indian Blanket (Joe Puma Quintet), When The Blues Come On (Zoot Sims All-Stars), Move (Fats Navarro Quintet), Straight Ahead (Mat Mathews Quintet), Hershey Bar (Stan Getz Quartet), Them There Eyes (Al Cohn Quintet), If I'm Lucky (Paul Quinichette Sextet), Stallion (Rouse-Watkins Combo), Strictly Instrumental (Oscar Pettiford's All-Stars), For Stompers Only (Stan Getz Quartet), Stupendous (Charlie Parker's All-Stars),

Musicians : The Rose-Watkins Combo (aka The Jazz Modes) on the tracks on this compilation are : Charlie Rouse, Julius Watkins, Gildo Mahones, Paul Chambers, Ron Jefferson

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Les Jazz Modes, Les Jazz Modes, 1957, Dawn DLP-1108

Tracks : Town And Country, When The Blues Come On, Blue Modes, You Are Too Beautiful, So Far, Idle Evening, Garden Delights, Strange Tale, Two Songs

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Julius Watkins, Gildo Mahones, Oscar Pettiford, Paul Chambers, Ron Jefferson

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Mood in Scarlet, Les Modes, 1957, Dawn DLP-1117

Tracks : Baubles, Bangles And Beads, Autumn Leaves, The Golden Chariot, Let's Try, Bohemia, Catch Her, Hoo Tai, Mood In Scarlet, Linda Delia

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Julius Watkins, Gildo Mahones, Martin Rivera, Ron Jefferson, Chino Pozo, Eileen Gilbert

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The Most Happy Fella, The Jazz Modes, 1958, Atlantic 1280

Tracks : Standing on the Corner, Joey, Joey, Joey, Warm All Over, Happy to Make Your Acquaintance, My Heart Is So Full of You, The Most Happy Fella, Don't Cry, Like a Woman, Somebody Somewhere

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Julius Watkins, Gildo Mahones, Martin Rivera, Ron Jefferson, Eileen Gilbert

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The Jazz Modes, Les Jazz Modes, 1959, Atlantic 1306

Tracks : The Oblong, 1-2-3-4-0 In Syncopation, Blue Flame, Mood In Motion, Knittin', This 'N' That, Glad That I Found You, Princess

Musicians : Julius Watkins, Charlie Rouse, Sahib Shehab, Gildo Mahones, Martin Rivera, Jimmy Wormworth, Ron Jefferson, Chano Pozo, Eileen Gilbert

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The Jazz Modes: reissues and compilations

Smart Jazz For The Smart Set, The Jazz Modes, 1960?, Seeco

Tracks : Town And Country, When The Blues Come On, Blue Modes, You Are Too Beautiful, So Far, Idle Evening, Garden Delights, Strange Tale, Two Songs

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Julius Watkins, Gildo Mahones, Oscar Pettiford, Paul Chambers, Ron Jefferson

A reissue of the 1957 Les Jazz Modes album.

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The Rare Dawn Sessions, The Jazz Modes, 1995, Biograph

Tracks : Dancing On The Ceiling, Legend, Temptation, Episode, Dancing In The Dark, Goodbye, Baubles, Bangles, And Beads, Autumn Leaves, Golden Chariot, Let's Try, Bohemia, Catch Her, Hoo-Tai, Mood In Scarlet, Linda Delia, Town And Country, When The Blues Come On, Blue Modes, You Are Too Beautiful, So Far, Idle Evening, Garden Delights, Strange Tale, Two Songs

Collects together the tracks recorded for Dawn and originally released on Jazzville Vol. 1, Les Jazz Modes, and Mood In Scarlet.

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Les Jazz Modes, Les Jazz Modes, 1998, Dawn / Blue Moon

Tracks : Dancing On The Ceiling, Legend, Temptation, Episode, Dancing In The Dark, Goodbye, Town And Country, When The Blues Come On, Blue Modes, You Are Too Beautiful, So Far, Idle Evening, Garden Delights, Strange Tale, Two Songs, Stallion

Collects together the tracks recorded for Dawn and originally released on Jazzville Vol. 1 and Les Jazz Modes. Plus one track originally released on a compilation.

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Last updated November 2015