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Joe Gordon discography

This is a discography of Joe Gordon albums and albums by other musicians that feature Joe Gordon


Joe Gordon: leader or co-leader discography

Introducing, Joe Gordon, 1955, EmArcy 36025

Tracks : Toll Bridge, Lady Bob, Grasshopper, Flash Gordon, Boos Bier, Xochimilco

Musicians : Joe Gordon, Charlie Rouse, Junior Mance, James Schenk, Art Blakey

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Lookin' Good, Joe Gordon, 1962, Contemporary 7597

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West Coast Days, Joe Gordon & Scott LaFaro, 2005, Fresh Sounds

Tracks : Our Delight, Summertime, Poinciana, It Could Happen to You, Bass Blues

Musicians : Tracks 1-3: Shelly Manne, Joe Gordon, Richie Kamuca, Russ Freeman, Monty Budwig / Tracks 4-5: Victor Feldman, Joe Gordon, Richie Kamuca, Scott Lafaro, Stan Levey

Tracks 1 to 3 are by a Shelly Manne led group in 1960. Tracks 4 and 5 are by a Victor Feldman led group in 1958. Note that Scott LaFaro plays on only two tracks.

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Joe Gordon: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

The New Sounds From Boston, Charlie Mariano, 1952?, Prestige PRLP 130

Tracks : Boston Uncommon, Boston Uncommon, The Wizard, The Wizard, Mariners, Aviary, Tzoris, Autumn In New York

Musicians : Charlie Mariano, Joe Gordon, Sonny Truitt, Jim Clark, George Myers, Roy Frazee, Jack Lawlor, Gene Glennon

Recorded in December 1951. An expanded edition was released in 1991 on Original Jazz Classics with the title, Boston All Stars.

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Blakey, Art Blakey, 1954, EmArcy MG 26030

Tracks : Minority, Salute to Birdland, Eleanor, Futurity, Simplicity, Strictly Romantic, Hello, Mayrah

Musicians : Art Blakey, Joe Gordon, Gigi Gryce, Walter Bishop, Jr., Bernie Griggs

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Byrd's Eye View, Donald Byrd, 1956, Transition

Tracks : Doug's Blues, El Sino, Everything Happens To Me, Hank's Tune, Hank's Other Tune

Musicians : Donald Byrd, Joe Gordon, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins, Art Blakey

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World Statesman, Dizzy Gillespie, 1956, Norgran

Tracks : Dizzy's Business, Jessica's Day, Tour de Force, I Can't Get Started, Doodlin', A Night in Tunisia, Stella by Starlight, The Champ, My Reverie, Dizzy's Blues

Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick, Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods, Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins, Marty Flax, Walter Davis Jr., Nelson Boyd, Charlie Persip

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Silver's Blues, Horace Silver, 1956, Epic

Tracks : Silver's Blue, To Beat Or Not To Beat, How Long Has This Been Going On?, I'll Know, Shouting Out, Hank's Tune, The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

Musicians : Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Joe Gordon (tracks 2, 3 & 5), Hank Mobley, Doug Watkins, Art Taylor, Kenny Clarke

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Jazz In Transition, Various Artists, 1957, Transition TRLP 30

Tracks : Swing A Little Taste (Sun Ra), Crazy Rhythm (Donald Byrd), Backstreet (Paul Chambers et al), Tiny's Blues (Herb Pomeroy), Train's Strain (Paul Chambers et al), Sweet And Lovely (Cecil Taylor), Something's Gotta Give (Jay Migliori)

Joe Gordon plays on the Donald Byrd track.

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Life Is A Many Splendored Gig, Herb Pomeroy Orchestra, 1958, Roulette 52001

Tracks : Blue Brass, Wolafunt's Lament, Jack Spratt, Aluminum Baby, It's Sandman, Our Delight, Theme For Terry, No One Will Room With Me, Feather Merchant, Big Man, Less Talk

Musicians : Herb Pomeroy, Chet Ferretti, Joe Gordon, Lennie Johnson, Everett Longstreth, Joe Ciavardone, Gene DiStasio, Bill Legan, Dave Chapman, Boots Mussulli, Jaki Byard, Varty Haroutunian, Zoot Sims, Deane Haskins, Ray Santisi, John Neves, Jimmy Zitano

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Dizzy In Greece, Dizzy Gillespie, 1958, Verve

Tracks : Hey Pete, Yesterdays, Tin Tin Deo, Groovin' For Nat, Annie's Dance, Cool Breeze, School Days, That's All, Stable Mates, Groovin' High

Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie, Talib Daawud, Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, Lee Morgan, Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick, Al Grey, Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Ernie Henry, Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins, Billy Root, Marty Flax, Wynton Kelly, Walter Davis Jr., Nelson Boyd, Paul West, Charlie Persip

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Some Like It Hot, Barney Kessel, 1959, Contemporary 7565

Tracks : Some Like It Hot, I Wanna Be Loved By You, Stairway To The Stars, Sweet Sue, Runnin' Wild, Sweet Georgia Brown, Down Among The Sheltering Palms, Sugar Blues, I'm Thru With Love, By The Beautiful Sea

Musicians : Barney Kessel, Joe Gordon, Art Pepper, Jimmy Rowles, Jack Marshall, Monty Budwig, Shelly Manne

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Son Of Gunn: Play More Music From Peter Gunn, Shelly Manne & His Men, 1959, Contemporary 7566

Tracks : Odd Ball, Blue Steel, Spook!, Joanna, Goofin' At The Coffee House, Walkin' Bass, My Manne Shelly, Blues For Mother's, A Quite Gass, Lightly

Musicians : Shelly Manne, Joe Gordon, Richie Kamuca, Russ Freeman, Victor Feldman, Monty Budwig

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Aspects, Benny Carter And His Orchestra, 1959, United Artists

Tracks : June In January, February Fiesta, March Wind, I'll Remember April, One Morning In May, June Is Busting Out All Over, Sleigh Ride In July, August Moon, September Song, Something For October, Swingin' In November, Roses In December

Musicians : Benny Carter, Pete Candoli, Joe Gordon, Conrad Gozzo, Al Porcino, Uan Rasey, Shorty Sherock, Ray Triscari, Stu Williamson, Russ Brown, Herbie Harper, Tommy Pederson, George Roberts, Frank Rosolino, Buddy Collette, Chuck Gentry, Justin Gordon, Jewell Grant, Bill Green, Plas Johnson, Arnold Ross, Gerry Wiggins, Larry Bunker, Barney Kessel, Bobby Gibbons, Joe Comfort, Shelly Manne

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'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do, Helen Humes, 1959, Contemporary 7571

Tracks : You Can Depend On Me, Trouble In Mind, Among My Souvenirs, Ain't Misbehavin', Stardust, Bill Bailey, When I Grow Too Old To Dream, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do, I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good, When The Saints Go Marching In

Musicians : Helen Humes, Joe Gordon, Teddy Edwards, Wynton Kelly, Al Viola, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Butler

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At The Blackhawk 1, Shelly Manne And His Men, 1959, Contemporary 7577

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At The Blackhawk 2, Shelly Manne And His Men, 1959, Contemporary 7578

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At The Blackhawk 3, Shelly Manne And His Men, 1959, Contemporary 7579

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At The Blackhawk 4, Shelly Manne And His Men, 1959, Contemporary 7580

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At The Blackhawk, Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two, 1960, Riverside RLP 12-323

Tracks : Let's Call This, Four In One, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Worry Later, 'Round Midnight, Epistrophy (Closing Theme)

Musicians : Thelonious Monk, Joe Gordon, Charlie Rouse, Harold Land, John Ore, Billy Higgins

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West Coast Blues!, Harold Land, 1960, Jazzland JLP 20

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The Playboy Jazz All-Stars, Volume 3, Various Artists, 1960, Playboy

Tracks : Blues In Hoss' Flat (Count Basie), Body And Soul (Coleman Hawkins), My Manne Shelly (Shelly Manne), Bronx Blues (Stan Getz), In This Whole Wide World (Four Freshmen), Mambo (Erroll Garner), When The Saints Go Marching In (Jack Teagarden), Hello, Young Lovers (J.J. Johnson), Twenties Late (Chet Baker), The Sheik Of Araby (Bob Brookmeyer), How High The Moon (Ella Fitzgerald), Two Shades Of Autumn (Stan Kenton), Stereo Stomp (Benny Goodman), Mighty Cool Penthouse (Ray Brown), Fascinatin' Rhythm (Hi-Lo's), Song Of The Wind (Jimmy Giuffre), Let's Fall In Love (Louis Armstrong), Swingin' The Toreador (Barney Kessel), Golden Horn (Dave Brubeck), Four (Miles Davis), The Golden Striker (Oscar Peterson), Wheatleigh Hall (Dizzy Gillespie), Lower Boneville (Kai Winding), All The Things You Are (Earl Bostic), Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You (Gerry Mulligan), Blue Lou (Lionel Hampton), Susie (Paul Desmond), Bags' New Groove (Milt Jackson), There's No You (Frank Sinatra), Rock-a-bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody (Sonny Rollins), Playboy's Theme (Ensemble)

Musicians : Joe Gordon plays on My Manne Shelly with the following musicians: Shelly Manne, Joe Gordon, Richie Kamuca, Russ Freeman, Victor Feldman, Monty Budwig

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The Proper Time, Shelly Manne & His Men, 1961, Contemporary 7587

Tracks : Drum Solo, Blue Stutter, The Proper Time, Happy Pool, The Proper Time, Doreen's Blues, Exotic Moods, Warm Water, Doreen's Blues, The Proper Time, Drum Solo, Panic, Fraternizing, Doreen's Blues, Fast Blues, Piano Trio, Doreen's Blues, The Proper Time

Musicians : Shelly Manne, Joe Gordon, Richie Kamuca, Russ Freeman, Victor Feldman, Monty Budwig

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Do-Re-Mi (A Modern Interpretation Of The Hit Broadway Musical), June Christy and Bob Cooper, 1961, Capitol

Tracks : Cry Like The Wind, Adventure, Make Someone Happy, Ambition, All You Need Is A Quarter, All Of My Life, I Know About Love, Fireworks, Asking For You, It's Legitimate

Musicians : June Christy, Bob Cooper, Conte Candoli, Joe Gordon, Frank Rosolino, Buddy Collette, Bud Shank, Jack Nimitz, Vince De Rosa, Bill Hinshaw, Norm Benno, Pete Jolly, Al Viola, Kathryn Julye, Buddy Clark, Joe Mondragon, Monty Budwig, Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne

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Swingin' With Humes, Helen Humes, 1962, Contemporary 7598

Tracks : When Day Is Done, Home (When Shadows Fall), There'll Be Some Changes Made, Some Day My Prince Will Come, I'm Confessin', S'posin', Pennies From Heaven, The Very Thought Of You, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Solitude, I Surrender Dear, My Blue Heaven

Musicians : Helen Humes, Joe Gordon, Teddy Edwards, Wynton Kelly, Al Viola, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Butler

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Awakening, Jimmy Woods, 1962, Contemporary 7605

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The Compositions Of Charlie Parker, Various Artists, 1962, Riverside RLP 3506

Tracks/performers : Au Privave (Cannonball Adderley), Scrapple From The Apple (Blue Mitchell), Moose The Mooch (Barry Harris), Donna Lee (Clark Terry), Blue Bird (Sam Jones), Klactoveedsedstene (Harold Land), Cheryl (Chet Baker)

Joe Gordon is a member of the Harold Land group on Klactoveedsedstene.

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In Person, Thelonious Monk, 1975, Milestone 47033

Tracks : Thelonious, Monk's Mood, Off Minor, Crepescule With Nellie, Little Rootie Tootie, Little Rootie Tootie, Friday The 13th, Let's Call This, Four In One, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, San Francisco Holiday (Worry Later), 'Round Midnight, Epistrophy

Brings together the late 50s release Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall and Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two at the Blackhawk. Joe Gordon plays on the Blackhawk album.

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Evidence, Thelonious Monk, 1983, Milestone 9115

Tracks : In Walked Bud, Blue Monk, Rythm-A-Ning, Thelonious, San Fransico Holiday (Worry Later), Evidence, Epistrophy

Musicians : Thelonious Monk, Donald Byrd, Joe Gordon, Eddie Bert, Charlie Rouse, Harold Land, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Robert Northern, Jay McAllister, John Ore, Sam Jones, Arthur Taylor, Billy Higgins

Joe Gordonn plays on tracks 5, 6 and 7 which are previously unreleased released live recordings from a performance in April 1960 at the Black Hawk in San Francisco.

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West Coast Jazz In England, Shelly Manne And His Men, 198?, jazz Groove 006

Tracks : Our Delight, Bags' Groove, Nightingale, The Vamp's Blues, I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face, Cabu

Musicians : Shelly Manne, Joe Gordon, Richie Kamuca, Victor Feldman, Monty Budwig

Recorded in Manchester, England in 1960. Subsequently released on CD on the Solar label.

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At The Blackhawk 5, Shelly Manne And His Men, 1991, Contemporary / Original Jazz Classics

Tracks : How Deep Are The Roots, This Is Always, Wonder Why, Eclipse Of Spain, Pullin' Strings, Theme: A Gem From Tiffany

Musicians : Shelly Manne, Joe Gordon, Richie Kamuca, Victor Feldman, Monty Budwig

Previously unreleased live recordings from September 1959.

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Boston All Stars, Charlie Mariano, 1991, Original Jazz Classics

Tracks : Boston Uncommon, Boston Uncommon, The Wizard, The Wizard, Mariners, Aviary, Tzoris, Autumn In New York, Bye Bye Blues, I'm Old Fashioned, Erosong, Bess, You Is My Woman Now, Barsac, Stella By Starlight

Musicians : Tracks 1 to 8: Charlie Mariano, Joe Gordon, Sonny Truitt, Jim Clark, George Myers, Roy Frazee, Jack Lawlor, Gene Glennon / Tracks 9 to 14: Charlie Mariano, Herb Pomeroy, Dick Twardzik, Bernie Griggs, Jimmy Weiner, Ira Gitler

Joe Gordon plays on tracks 1 to 8 which were recorded in December 1951 and originally released on Prestige as The New Sounds From Boston.

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Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions, Dizzy Gillespie, 1995, Verve

Tracks : Dizzy's Business, Hey, Pete, Jessica's Day, Tour De Force, I Can't Get Started, Stella By Starlight, Doodlin', A Night In Tunisia, The Champ, Yesterdays, Tin Tin Deo, Groovin' For Nat, My Reverie, Dizzy's Blues, Annie's Dance, Cool Breeze, School Days, Jordu, Yo No Quiero Bailar, Birks' Works, Autumn Leaves, Tangorine, Over The Rainbow, Umbrella Man, If You Could See Me Know, Left Hand Corner (Previously Unissued False Start), Left Hand Corner (Unissued Alt Take), Left Hand Corner (Unissued Alt Take), Left Hand Corner (Unissued False Start), Left Hand Corner (Master Take), Whisper Not (Unissued Alt Take), Whisper Not (Unissued Alt Take), Whisper Not (Master Take), Stablemates, That's All, Groovin' High, Mayflower Rock (Unissued Alt Take), Mayflower Rock (Master Take), Joogie Boogie, I Remember Clifford, You'll Be Sorry, Wonder Why

A 2 CD set that collects together the late 1950s albums World Statesman, Dizzy In Greece and Birks Works. Joe Gordon plays on World Statesman and Dizzy In Greece.

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Boston 1952, Charlie Parker, 1996, Uptown

Tracks : Introduction, Ornithology, Cool Blues, Groovin' High, Don't Blame Me, Scrapple From the Apple, Cheryl, Jumpin' With Symphony Sid, Introduction, Ornithology, Out of Nowhere, Cool Blues, Scrapple From the Apple

Musicians : Tracks 2 to 8: Charlie Parker, Joe Gordon, Dick Twardzik, Charles Mingus, Roy Haynes / Tracks 10 to 13: Charlie Parker, Herbie Williams, Rollins Griffith, Jimmy Woode, Marquis Foster

Music from performances in Boston in 1952 and 1954.

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The Transition Sessions, Donald Byrd & Doug Watkins, 2002, Blue Note

Tracks : Doug's Blues, El Sino, Crazy Rhythm, Everything Happens To Me, Hank's Other Tune, Hank's Tune, Little Rock Getaway, Polka Dots And Moonbeams, If I Love Again, Stella By Starlight, Return To Paradise, Phinupi, Phil T. McNasty's Blues, More Of The Same, Panonica, People Will Say We're In Love, What's New

This 2 CD release combines 3 LPs originally released on the Transition label: Byrd's Eye View, Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill and Watkins At Large. Crazy Rhythm was originally released on the Jazz In Transition compilation. Joe Gordon plays on Byrds Eye View LP and on Crazy Rhythm.

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Yesterdays: Live In Europe, Shelly Manne And His Men, 2003, Pablo

Tracks : Cabu, Bags' Groove, Poinciana, Straight No Chaser, Yesterdays

Musicians : Shelly Manne, Joe Gordon, Richie Kamuca, Victor Feldman, Monty Budwig

Live recordings made during JATP tour of Europe in February and March 1960.

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Band In Boston, Herb Pomeroy Orchestra, 2010, Fresh Sounds

Tracks : Our Delight, Theme for Terry, No One Will Room with Me, Aluminium Baby, Less Talk, Wolafunt’s Lament, Blue Brass, Feather Merchant, Jack Spratt, It’s Sandman, Big Man, A Down Home Outing, The Friar and Dr. Goulding, On the Other World, The Blue Charles, Where’s Charlie, Where’s Paul, Woodyn’ You, Lush Life, The Green Horn, Gypsy in My Soul

This CD release combines the albums Life Is A Many Splendored Gig and Band In Boston. Joe Gordon plays on the Life Is A Many Splendored Gig album.

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Complete Live At The Blackhawk, Shelly Manne And His Men, 2010, American Jazz Classics

Tracks : Summertime, Our Delight, Poinciana, Step Lightly (I), Black Hawk Blues, Cabu (I), Theme: A Gem From Tiffany (I), Blue Daniel (I), Whisper Not (I), How Deep Are The Roots, This Is Always, Wonder Why, Eclipse Of Spain, Blue Daniel (II), Step Lightly (II), What's New?, Theme: A Gem From Tiffany (II), Vamp's Blues, Theme: A Gem From Tiffany (III), I Am In Love, Whisper Not (II), Cabu (II), Just Squeeze Me, Nightingale, Pullin' Strings, Theme: A Gem From Tiffany (IV)

Musicians : Shelly Manne, Joe Gordon, Richie Kamuca, Victor Feldman, Monty Budwig

This 4CD set collects all the music recorded by the group at the Black Hawk in September 1959. Originally released on four albums in 1959 and a fifth album of unreleased material in 1991.

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West Coast Jazz In England, Shelly Manne And His Men, 2011, Solar

Tracks : Our Delight, Bags' Groove, Nightingale, The Vamp's Blues, I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face, Cabu, Straight No Chaser, Yesterdays

Musicians : Shelly Manne, Joe Gordon, Richie Kamuca, Victor Feldman, Monty Budwig

Recorded live in Manchester, England in March 1960. Originally released on the Jazz Groove label. This CD release has two previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded live in Copenhagen in March 1960.

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Last updated March 2015