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Johnny Coles discography

This is a discography of Johnny Coles albums and albums by other musicians that feature Johnny Coles


Johnny Coles: leader or co-leader discography

The Warm Sound, Johnny Coles Quartet, 1961, Epic LA 16015

Tracks : Room 3, Where, Come Rain or Come Shine, Hi-Fly, Pretty Strange, If I Should Lose You

Musicians : Johnny Coles, Kenny Drew, Peck Morrison, Charlie Persip

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Little Johnny C, Johnny Coles, 1963, Blue Note 4144

Tracks : Little Johnny C, Hobo Joe, Jano, My Sweet Passio, Heavy Legs, So Sweet My Little Girl

Musicians : Johnny Coles, Leo Wright, Joe Henderson, Duke Pearson, Bob Cranshaw, Pete La Roca, Walter Perkins

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Katumbo (Dance), Johnny Coles, 1972, Mainstream MRL 346

Tracks : Never Can Say Goodbye, September Of My Years, 728, Petits Machins, Betty's Bossa, Funk Dumplin'

Musicians : Johnny Coles, Astley Fennell, Gregory Herbert, Howard Johnson, Cedar Walton, Reggie Workman, Bruce Ditmas

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New_Morning, Johnny Coles, 1982, Criss Cross Jazz 1005

Tracks : Super 80, Sound Of Love, Mister B, New Morning, United, I Don't Know Yet

Musicians : Johnny Coles, Horace Parlan, Reggie Johnson, Billy Hart

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Two At The Top, Frank Wess / Johnny Coles, 1983, Uptown

Tracks : Whistle Stop, Morning Star, Celia, Nica's Tempo, Minority, Ill Wind, Stablemates, An Oscar For Oscar

Musicians : Frank Wess, Johnny Coles, Kenny Barron, Reggie Johnson, Kenny Washington

This music was subsequently released as part of a 2 CD set with the same title.

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Two At The Top, Frank Wess / Johnny Coles, 2012, Uptown

Tracks : CD 1: Whistle Stop, Morning Star, Celia, Nica's Tempo, Minority, Ill Wind, Stablemates, An Oscar For Oscar, A Blue Time, An Oscar For Oscar (Alt take), Stablemates (Alt take), Minority (Alt take), Whistle Stop (Alt take), Morning Star (Alt take) / CD 2: One For Amos, If You Can't Call, Don't Come, Morning Star, Minority, Blues For David

Musicians : CD 1: Frank Wess, Johnny Coles, Kenny Barron, Reggie Johnson, Kenny Washington / CD 2: Frank Wess, Johnny Coles, Smith Dobson, Larry Grenadier, Donald "Duck" Bailey

Tracks 1 to 8 were originally released on an LP in 1983. Tracks 9 to 14 are previously unreleased tracks from the same recording session. The tracks on CD 2 are live recordings from 1988.

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Johnny Coles: sideman: main albums and selected single artist compilations

Flute 'n The Blues, James Moody, 1956, Argo 603

Tracks : Flute 'N The Blues, Birdland Story, It Could Happen To You, I Cover The Waterfront, Body And Soul, Breaking The Blues, Parker's Mood, Easy Living, Boo's Tune, Richard's Blues

Musicians : James Moody, Johnny Coles, William Shepherd, Pee Wee Moore, Jimmy Boyd, John Lathan, Clarence Johnson, Eddie Jefferson

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Moody's Mood For Love, James Moody, 1957, Argo 613

Tracks : Foolin' The Blues, Plus Eight, I'm In The Mood For Love, Phil Up, You Go To My Head, Billies Bounce, Stardust, Mean To Me

Musicians : James Moody, Johnny Coles, Donald Cole, Tate Houston, Benny Golson, Jimmy Boyd, Johnny Lathem, Clarence Johnston, Eddie Jefferson

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Sings Fats Waller, Dinah Washington, 1957, EmArcy MG 36119

Tracks : Christopher Columbus, Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do, Jitterbug Waltz, Someone's Rockin' My Dreamboat, Ain'tcha Glad, Squeeze Me, Ain't Misbehavin' (I'm Saving My Love For You), Black & Blue, Everybody Loves My Baby (But My Baby Don't Love Nobody But Me), I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling, Honeysuckle Rose, Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now

Musicians : Dinah Washington, John Coles, Ray Copeland, Reunald Jones, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry, Jimmy Cleveland, Rodney Levitt, Melba Liston, Julian Priester, Sonny Russo, Chauncey Welsch, Eddie Chamblee, Charles Davis, Benny Golson, Hal McKusick, Jerome Richardson, Sahib Shihab, Frank Wess, Jack Wilson, Freddie Green, Sebastian Muro, Richard Evans, Charlie Persip, Wesley Landers

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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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New Bottle Old Wine, Gil Evans Orchestra, 1958, World Pacific 1246

Tracks : St. Louis Blues, King Porter Stomp, Willow Tree, Struttin' With Some Barbecue, Lester Leaps In, 'Round Midnight, Manteca, Bird Feathers

Musicians : Gil Evans, Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal, Clyde Reasinger, Joe Bennett, Frank Rehak, Dick Lieb, Tom Mitchell, Julius Watkins, Bill Barber, Harvey Philips, Cannonball Adderley, Jerry Sanfino, Phil Bodner, Chuck Wayne, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones

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Porgy And Bess, Miles Davis, 1958, Columbia

Tracks : The Buzzard Song, Bess, You Is My Woman Now, Gone, Gone, Gone, Gone, Summertime, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess, Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus), Fishermen, Strawberry And Devil Crab, My Man's Gone Now, It Ain't Necessarily So, Here Come De Honey Man, I Loves You, Porgy, There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York

Musicians : Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow, Louis R. Mucci, Ernie Royal, Joseph Bennett, Jimmy Cleveland, Dick Hixon, Frank Rehak, Cannonball Adderly, Daniel B. Banks, Jerome Richardson, Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins, Willie Ruff, Bill Barber, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Jimmy Cobb

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Chamblee Music, Eddie Chamblee, 1958, EmArcy MG 36124

Tracks : Flat Beer, Sometimes I'm Happy, At Your Beck And Call, And The Angels Sing, Tea For Two, Without A Song, Whisper Not, Stella By Starlight, Chamblee Special

Musicians : Eddie Chamblee, Joe Newman, Johnny Coles, Julian Priester, Charlie Davis, Jack Wilson, Richard Evans, Charlie Persip, Osie Johnson

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James Moody, James Moody, 1959, Argo 648

Tracks : Darben The Redd Foxx, Little Girl Blue, Out Of Nowhere, Daahoud, Yesterdays, Cookie, With Malice Toward None, R.B.Q.

Musicians : James Moody, Johnny Coles, Tom McIntosh, Moose Kalliem, Gene Kee, John Latham, Clarence Johnston

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Great Jazz Standards, Gil Evans, 1960, World Pacific

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Sketches Of Spain, Miles Davis, 1960, Columbia

Tracks : Concierto De Aranjuez, Will O' The Wisp, The Pan Piper, Saeta, Solea

Musicians : Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow, Taft Jordan, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal, Eddie Caine, Dick Hixon, Frank Rehak, Danny Bank, Harold Feldman, Albert Block, John Barrows, James Buffington, Tony Miranda, Earl Chapin, Joe Singer, Romeo Penque, Jack Knitzer, Bill Barber, Jimmy McAllister, Janet Putnam, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Elvin Jones, Jose Mangual

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America's #1 Arranger, Gil Evans And His Orchestra, 1961, Pacific Jazz PJ 28

Tracks : Theme, Chant Of The Weed, Django, Straight No Chaser, Joy Spring, Ballad Of The Sad Young Men, Davenport Blues

Musicians : Gil Evans, Allen Smith, Danny Stiles, Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Bill Elton, Curtis Fuller, Dick Lieb, Jimmy Cleveland, Rod Levitt, Budd Johnson, Al Block, Steve Lacy, Ed Caine, Bill Barber, Earl Chapin, Bob Nothern, Chuck Wayne, Dick Carter, Tommy Potter, Dennis Charles, Elvin Jones

Originally released on World Pacific in 1959 as Great Jazz Standards.

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Out of the Cool, Gil Evans, 1961, Impulse! 4

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The Golden Tone Of, Gene Ammons, 1961?, Savoy MG 14033

Tracks : Just Chips, Good Time Blues, Travellin' Light, Street Of Dreams, Red Top, Fuzzy, Stairway To The Stars, Jim Dawgs, Big Slam Part 1, Big Slam Part 2

Musicians : Gene Ammons, Johnny Coles, Lino Murray, Mack Easton, John Houston, Ben Stuberville, George Brown

Tracks recorded in 1952 and 1953.

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Hush, Duke Pearson Quintet, 1962, Jazz Line 3302

Tracks : Hush, Child's Play, Angel Eyes, Smoothie, Sudel, Friday's Child, Out of This World

Musicians : Duke Pearson, Donald Byrd, Johnny Coles, Bob Cranshaw, Walter Perkins

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At Carnegie Hall, Miles Davis, 1962, Columbia

Tracks : So What, Spring Is Here, No Blues, Oleo, Someday My Prince Will Come, The Meaning Of The Blues/Lament/New Rhumba

Musicians : Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal, Jimmy Knepper, Dick Hixon, Frank Rehak, Hank Mobley, Danny Bank, Eddie Caine, Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson, Bob Tricarico, Julius Watkins, Paul Ingrahan, Bob Swisshelm, Bill Barber, Wynton Kelly, Janet Putnam, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Bobby Rosengarden

A double CD of music from this May 19, 1961 performance was subsequently released.

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Gil Evans Orchestra featuring Cannonball Adderley, 1962, Pacific Jazz PJ 40

Tracks : St. Louis Blues, King Porter Stomp, Willow Tree, Struttin' With Some Barbecue, Lester Leaps In, 'Round Midnight, Manteca, Bird Feathers

Musicians : Gil Evans, Cannonball Adderley, Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal, Clyde Reasinger, Joe Bennett, Frank Rehak, Dick Lieb, Tom Mitchell, Julius Watkins, Bill Barber, Harvey Philips, Jerry Sanfino, Phil Bodner, Chuck Wayne, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones

Originally released as New Bottle Old Wine in 1958.

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East And West Of Jazz, Duke Jordan and Sadik Hakim, 1962, Charlie Parker Records

Tracks : East Side: Impulse, Gabriel, Buch's Blues, Goodies For The Goodies, Little Lou / West Side: Yes, He's Gone, Dexterity, I'm Gonna Learn Your Style, Like Church, Tall Grass

Musicians : East side: Sadik Hakim, Eddie Wright, Lloyd Buchann, Kalil Madi / West side: Duke Jordan, Johnny Coles, Cecil Payne, Wendell Marshall, Walter Bolden

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Jazz Goes to the Movies, Manny Albam And His Orchestra, 1962, Impulse! 19

Tracks : Exodus, High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me), Paris Blues, La Dolce Vita, Majority of One, Green Leaves of Summer, Guns of Navarone, El Cid, Slowly

Musicians : Manny Albam, John Bello, Johnny Coles, Al Derisi, Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Nick Travis, Clark Terry, Wayne Andre, Willie Dennis, Bill Elton, Urbie Green, Alan Raph, Bob Brookmeyer, Julius Watkins, Harvey Phillips, Gene Quill, Phil Woods, Oliver Nelson, Frank Socolow, Gene Allen, George Devens, Eddie Costa, Jim Hall, Jimmy Raney, Bill Crow, George Duvivier, Gus Johnson

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Am I Blue, Grant Green, 1963, Blue Note 4139

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Great Day, James Moody, 1963, Argo 725

Tracks : Great Day, The Search, Let's Try, One Never Knows, Opalesque, Blues Impromptu, Malice Toward None

Musicians : James Moody, Johnny Coles, Thad Jones, Hubert Laws, Hank Jones, Bernie Leighton, Jim Hall, Richard Davis, Mel Lewis

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The Individualism of, Gil Evans, 1964, Verve

Tracks : The Barbara Song, Las Vegas Tango, The Flute Song, Hotel Me, El Toreador

Musicians : Gil Evans, Johnny Coles (on Hotel Me and El Toreador), Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Louis Mucci, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak, Tony Studd, Al Block, Andy Fitzgerald, Bob Tricarico, Eric Dolphy, Garvin Bushell, George Marge, Jerome Richardson, Steve Lacy, Wayne Shorter, Don Corrado, Gil Cohen, Jimmy Buffington, Julius Watkins, Ray Alonge, Bob Northern, Bill Barber, Barry Galbraith, Kenny Burrell, Bob Maxwell, Margaret Ross, Ben Tucker, Gary Peacock, Milt Hinton, Paul Chambers, Richard Davis, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, Ozzie Johnson

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Guitar Forms, Kenny Burrell, 1965, Verve

Tracks : Downstairs, Lotus Land, Terrace Theme, Prelude #2 Excerpt, Moon And Sand, Loie, Greensleeves, Last Night When We Were Young, Breadwinner

Musicians : Kenny Burrell, Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Knepper, Bob Tricarico, Richie Kamuca, Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, Ray Beckenstein, Andy Fitzgerald, George Marge, Julius Watkins, Ray Alonge, John Barber, Roger Kellaway, Joe Benjamin, Ron Carter, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones, Grady Tate, Willie Rodriguez

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Afro Soul/Drum Orgy, A.K. Salim, 1965, Prestige PR 7379

Tracks : Afrika (Africa), Ngomba Ya Tempo (Elephant Dance), Kumuamkia Mzulu (Salute To A Zulu), Pepo Za Sarari (Trade Winds)

Musicians : A.K. Salim, Johnny Coles, Yusef Lateef, Pat Patrick, Philemon Hou, Osvaldo Martinez, Juan Cadaviejo, Marcelino Valdes, Julio Callazo, William Correa

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Honeybuns, Duke Pearson Nonet, 1966, Atlantic SD 3002

Tracks : Honeybuns, New Girl, You Know I Care, Is That So, Our Love, Heavy Legs

Musicians : Johnny Coles, Garnett Brown, James Spaulding, Pepper Adams, Les Spann Duke Pearson, Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker

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Prairie Dog, Duke Pearson, 1966, Atlantic SD 3005

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Look To The Rainbow, Astrud Gilberto, 1966, Verve

Tracks : Berimbou, Once Upon A Summertime, Felicidade, I Will Wait For You, Frevo, Maria Quiet (Marie Moita), Look To The Rainbow, Bim Bom, Lugar Bonito, El Preciso Aprender A Ser So (Learn To Live Alone), She's A Carioca

Musicians : Astrud Gilberto backed by large orchestra led by Gil Evans/Al Cohn and including: Johnny Coles, Bob Brookmeyer, Kenny Burrell, Dom Um Romao, Grady Tate

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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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Fat Albert Rotunda, Herbie Hancock, 1969, Warner Bros

Tracks : Wiggle Waggle, Fat Mama, Tell Me A Bedtime Story, Oh! Oh! Here He Comes, Jessica, Fat Albert Rotunda, Lil' Brother

Musicians : Herbie Hancock, Johnny Coles, Garnett Brown, Joe Henderson, Buster Williams, Albert "Tootie" Heath

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The Blues And Other Colors, James Moody, 1969, Milestone 9023

Tracks : Main Stem, Everyone Needs It, Savannah Calling, A Statement, Gone Are the Days, Feeling Low, You Got to Pay, Old Folks

Musicians : James Moody, Johnny Coles, Tom McIntosh, Britt Woodman, Joe Farrell, Cecil Payne, Jim Buffington, Kenny Barron, Dick Katz, Alfred Brown, Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, Ron Carter, Ben Tucker, Connie Kay, Freddie Waits, Linda November

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The Prisoner, Herbie Hancock, 1969, Blue Note 4321

Tracks : I Have a Dream, The Prisoner, Firewater, He Who Lives in Fear, Promise of the Sun

Musicians : Herbie Hancock, Johnny Coles, Garnett Brown, Joe Henderson, Tony Studd, Jack Jeffers, Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque, Buster Williams, Tootie Heath

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Gil Evans, Gil Evans, 1970, Ampex

Tracks : General Assembly, Proclamation, Love In The Open, Variation On The Misery, Thoroughbred, Blues In The Orbit, Spaced, So Long

Musicians : Gil Evans, Snooky Young, Mike Lawrence, Ernie Royal, Johnny Coles (on Thoroughbred and Blues In Orbit), Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Knepper, Garnett Brown, Billy Harper, George Marge, Hubert Laws, Julius Watkins, Ray Alonge, Howard Johnson, Joe Beck, Gene Bianco, Herb Bushler, Elvin Jones, Alphonse Mouzon, Sue Evans, Donald McDonald

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Town Hall Concert, Charles Mingus, 1971, Fantasy / Jazz Workshop

Tracks : So Long Eric, Praying With Eric, Praying With Eric (Continued)

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Johnny Coles, Clifford Jordan, Eric Dolphy, Jaki Byard, Dannie Richmond

Recorded in 1964. Possibly first released as a mail order LP on Jazz Workshop in 1964.

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Composer's Workshop Ensemble, Composer's Workshop Ensemble, 1972, Strata East SES 1972-3

Tracks : Sub Structure, Lament (What Does It Mean?), Blues For E.L.C., Blues For Monk, Hello Julius, Introduction To The Blues

Musicians : Bross Townsend, Herb Bushler, Warren Smith, Johnny Coles, Jimmy Owens, Julius Watkins, Al Gibbons, Jackie Jeffers, Howard Johnson

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The Great Concert Of, Eric Dolphy, 1972, Prestige P 34001

Tracks : Introduction And Presentation, Good Bye Pork Pie Hat (Part 1), Good Bye Pork Pie Hat (Part 2), Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Parkeriana, Meditations On Integration, Fables Of Faubus, Fables Of Faubus (Cont), Sophisticated Lady

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Johnny Coles (tracks 2 and 3), Clifford Jordan, Eric Dolphy, Jaki Byard, Dannie Richmond

A 3 LP set of music recorded in Paris in April 1964. Originally released in France on the America label in 1971. Note that the track titles are as listed on the cover.

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Add A Little Love, Gerri Granger, 1972, United Artists

Tracks : Add A Little Love, Imagine, Till I Find You, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, Remember I Said Tomorrow, After St. Francis, Peace Train, Isn´t It A Pity, Hard Times, Times A Gettin' Hard, Jacob's Ladder

Musicians : Gerri Granger, Johnny Coles, Frank Foster, Howard Johnson, George Marge, David Horowitz, Coleridge T. Perkinson, George Butcher, Richard Tee, Carl Lynch, Joe Beck, Ritchie Resnicoff, Ralph Towner, Wally Richardson, Mark Horowitz, David Horowitz, Omar Clay, Herb Bushler, Billy Cobham, Jimmy Johnson, Omar Clay, Susan Evans, Warren Smith, Brenda Mitchell, Dollette McDonald, James Harris, Janice Key, Yvette Glover

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Previously Unreleased Recordings, Gil Evans Orchestra, 1973, Verve

Tracks : Blues In Orbit, Spoonful, Concorde, Isabel, Barracuda

Musicians : Gil Evans, Ray Alonge, John Barber, James Cleveland, John Coles, Andrew Fitzgerald, Bernie Glow, Thad Jones, Jimmy Knepper, George Marge, Louis Mucci, Tony Studd, Bob Tricarico, Julius Watkins, Steve Lacy, Wayne Shorter, Phil Woods, Kenny Burrell, Barry Galbraith, Bob Cranshaw, Gary Peacock, Milt Hinton, Paul Chambers, Richard Davis, Ron Carter, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones

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It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing, Duke Ellington & Teresa Brewer, 1973, Flying Dutchman FDS 10166

Tracks : It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues, Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, I'm Beginning To See The Light, I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter, I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good), Tulip Or Turnip, It's Kind Of Lonesome Out Tonight, Poco Mucho

Musicians : Duke Ellington, Teresa Brewer, Ray Nance, Johnny Coles, Mercer Ellington, Tyree Glenn, Barrie Lee Hall, Money Johnson, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Jimmy Owens, Ernie Royal, Art Baron, Vince Prudente, Chuck Connors, Harold Minerve, Russell Procope, Harold Ashby, Norris Turney, Harry Carney, Joe Beck, Joe Benjamin, Herb Bushler, Quentin White, Pretty Purdie, James Mtume, Bunny Briggs

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Third Sacred Concert: The Majesty Of God, Duke Ellington, 1975, RCA

Tracks : Introduction, The Lord's Prayer; My Love, Is God A Three-Letter Word For Love? (Part I), Is God A Three-Letter Word For Love? (Part II), The Brotherhood , Hallelujah, Every Man Prays In His Own Language, Ain't Nobody Nowhere Nothin' Without God, The Majesty Of God

Musicians : Duke Ellington, Mercer Ellington, Johnny Coles, Harold Johnson, Barry Lee Hall, Art Baron, Vince Prudente, Chuck Connors, Harold Ashby, Harold Minerve, Harry Carney, Percy Marion, Russel Procope, Joe Benjamin, Quentin White, Tony Watkins, Alice Baba, John Alldis Choir

Recorded live in London on October 24, 1973.

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Eastbourne Performance, Duke Ellington, 1975, RCA

Tracks : The Piano Player, Creole Love Call, Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care to Know), I Can't Get Started, New York, New York, Pitter Patter Panther, How High the Moon, Basin Street Blues, Tiger Rag, Woods, Meditation

Musicians : Duke Ellington, Mercer Ellington, Johnny Coles, Money Johnson, Barry Lee Hall, Vince Prudente, Art Baron, Chuck Connors, Harry Carney, Harold Ashby, Russell Procope, Geezil Minerve, Percy Marion, Joe Benjamin, Rocky White, Anita Moore

Recorded live in Eastbourne, UK on December 1, 1973.

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Pacific Standard Time, Gil Evans, 1975, Blue Note

Combines two Gil Evans albums from 1958 and 1960.

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Back From The Gig, Booker Ervin, 1976, Blue Note BN-LA 488-H2

Two previously unreleased sessions from 1963 and 1968. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Red Top, Gene Ammons, 1976, Savoy

Tracks : El Sino, Ineta, Wild Leo, Leaping Leo, Just Chips, Street Of Dreams, Good Time Blues, Travellin' Light, Red Top, Fuzzy, Stairway To The Stars, Jim Dawgs, Big Slam Part 1, Big Slam Part 2

Musicians : Gene Ammons, Howard McGhee, Johnny Coles (tracks 5 to 14), Lino Murray, Mack Easton, Leo Parker, John Houston, Junior Mance, Ben Stuberville, Gene Wright, Chuck Williams, George Brown

A collection of tracks recorded in 1947, 1952 and 1953.

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Moody's Mood, James Moody, 1976, Chess 2ACMJ-403

Tracks : Flute 'N The Blues, Birdland Story, Mean To Me, I Cover The Waterfront, Body And Soul, Breaking The Blues, Parker's Mood, Boo's Tune, Richard's Blues, Foolin' The Blues, Phil Up, Plus Eight, I'm In The Mood For Love, You Go To My Head, Billie's Bounce, Stardust, Last Train To Overbrook, Don't Worry About Me, Why Don't You, What's New, Tico Tico, The Moody One, Brother Yusef, All The Things You Are, Yvonne, There She Goes

Combines three late 50's LPs: Flute 'N The Blues, Moody's Mood For Love, and Last Train From Overbrook. Johnny Coles plays on the first two of these albums.

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The Ellington Suites, Duke Ellington, 1976, Pablo 2310 762

Tracks : The Queen's Suite: Sunset And The Mocking Bird/Lightning Bugs And Frogs/Le Sucrier Velour/Northern Lights/The Single Petal Of A Rose/Apes And Peacocks, The Goutelas Suite: Fanfare/Goutelas/Get-With-Itness/Something/Having At It/Fanfare, The Uwis Suite: Uwis/Klop/Loco Madi

Musicians : Queen's Suite: Duke Ellington, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Shorty Baker, Ray Nance, Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Quentin Jackson, Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Russell Procope, Jimmy Woode, Jimmy Johnson / Goutelas Suite: Duke Ellington, Cootie Williams, Money Johnson, Mercer Ellington, Eddie Preston, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors, Malcolm Taylor, Harold Ashby, Harold Minerve, Norris Turney, Harry Carney, Joe Benjamin, Rufus Jones / Uwis Suite: Duke Ellington, Cootie Williams, Money Johnson, Mercer Ellington, Johnny Coles, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors, Vince Prudente, Harold Ashby, Harold Minerve, Russell Procope, Norris Turney, Joe Benjamin, Rufus Jones

Recorded in 1959, 1971 and 1972.

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The Great Arrangers: The Dedication Series Vol. IX, Gil Evans/Gary McFarland, 1978, Impulse! 9340

A Gil Evans album from 1961 and a Gary McFarland album from 1966.

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Portrait, Charles Mingus, 1980, Prestige 24092

Originally released on the albums the LPs Town Hall Concert and My Favorite Quintet. Johnny Coles plays on the Town Hall Concert album.

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Up In Duke's Workshop, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, 1979, Pablo 2310 815

Tracks : Blem, Goof, Dick, Love Is Just Around The Corner, Bateau, Wanderlust, Neo-Creole, Black Butterfly, Mendoza

Musicians : Johnny Coles plays on Mendoza which was recorded in December 1972.

A collection of studio tracks and rehearsals recorded in between April 1969 and December 1972.

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Blues In Orbit, Gil Evans, 1980, Enja

Tracks : Thoroughbred, Spaced, Love In The Open, Variation On The Misery, Blues In Orbit, Proclamation, General Assembly, So Long

Musicians : Gil Evans, Snooky Young, Mike Lawrence, Ernie Royal, Johnny Coles (on Thoroughbred and Blues In Orbit), Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Knepper, Garnett Brown, Billy Harper, George Marge, Hubert Laws, Julius Watkins, Ray Alonge, Howard Johnson, Joe Beck, Gene Bianco, Herb Bushler, Elvin Jones, Alphonse Mouzon, Sue Evans, Donald McDonald

Originally released on Ampex in 1970 with the title Gil Evans.

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Where Flamingos Fly, Gil Evans, 1981, Artists House AH 14

Tracks : Zee Zee, Naña, Love Your Love, Hotel Me, Where, El Matador

Musicians : Gil Evans, John Coles, Stan Shafran, Howard Johnson, Hannibal Peterson, Jimmy Knepper, Billy Harper, Trevor Koehler, Don Preston, Phil Davis, Bruce Johnson, Joe Beck, Harry Lookofsky, Richard Davis, Bill Quinze, Herb Bushler, Bruce Ditmas, Lenny White, Sue Evans, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim

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Directions, Miles Davis, 1981, Columbia

Tracks : Song Of Our Country, 'Round Midnight, So Near, So Far, Limbo, Water On The Pond, Fun, Directions I, Directions II, Ascent, Duran, Konda, Willie Nelson

Musicians : Johnny Coles plays on Song Of Our Country which is a large group recording from 1960 arranged by Gil Evans

A collection of previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1960 and 1970.

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To Tadd With Love, Philly Joe Jones Dameronia, 1982, Uptown

Tracks : Philly J.J., Soultrane, Sid's Delight, On A Misty Night, Fontainebleau, The Scene Is Clean

Musicians : Philly Joe Jones, Johnny Coles, Donald Striker, Britt Woodman, Frank Wess, Charles Davis, Cecil Payne, Walter Davis Jr., Larry Ridley

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Easy Living, James Moody, 1984, Chess CXJD 6702

Tracks : Flute 'N The Blues, Birdland Story, It Could Happen To You, I Cover The Waterfront, Body & Soul, Breaking The Blues, Parker's Mood, Easy Living, Boo's Tune, Richards Blues, Great Day, The Search, Let's Try, One Never Knows, Opaleseque, Blues Impromptu, Malice Toward None

Combines the 1958 LP Flute 'N The Blues with the 1963 LP Great Day. Johnny Coles plays on both albums.

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Vocalese, Manhattan Transfer, 1985, Atlantic

Tracks : That's Killer Joe, Rambo, Airegin, To You, (You Should) Meet Benny Bailey, Another Night In Tunisia, Ray's Rockhouse, Blee Blop Blues, Oh Yes, I Remember Clifford, Sing Joy Spring, Move

Musicians : Johnny Coles plays on this album.

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The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets, Tina Brooks, 1985, Mosaic

Tracks : Nutville, The Way You Look Tonight, Star Eyes, Minor Move, Everything Happens To Me, Good Old Soul, Up Tight's Creek, Theme For Doris, True Blue, Miss Hazel, Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You, Back To The Tracks, Street Singer, The Blues And I, For Heavens Sake, The Ruby And The Pearl, David The King, Stranger In Paradise, The Waiting Game, Talkin' About, One For Myrtle, Dhyana

Musicians : Tina Brooks, Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Coles, Lee Morgan, Jackie McLean, Duke Jordan, Kenny Drew, Sonny Clark, Doug Watkins, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, Wilbur Ware, Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey, Art Taylor

Notes : A 4 LP release of music originally recorded for Blue Note between 1958 and 1961.

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'86, Caterina Valente & The Count Basie Orchestra, 1986, Global Records

Tracks : Sweet Georgia Brown, Wenn Es Nacht Wird In Paris, Der Wind Und Du (The Breeze And I), Nimm Den Zug Nach Harlem (Take The "A" Train), Doch Wenn Du Träumst Dann Träum Nur Von Mir (Lil' Darlin'), Poinciana, Ein Bißchen Swing Muß Sein (Cute), St. Louis Blues, Savoy (Stompin' At The Savoy), Ganz Paris Träumt Von Der Liebe (I Love Paris), In Der Einsamkeit (Solitude), Doch Meine Liebe Hält Mich Warm (I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm), Malaguena, Du Gehst Mir Unwahrscheinlich Ans Gefühl (I'm Getting Sentimental Over You), Bis (Till), Die Sprache Des Regens (Canto De Ossaña)

Musicians : Johnny Coles plays on this album

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Bebop Lives!, Frank Morgan Quintet, 1987, Contemporary C 14026

Tracks : What Is This Thing Called Love, Parker's Mood, Well, You Needn't, Little Melonae, Come Sunday, All The Things You Are, A Night In Tunisia

Musicians : Frank Morgan, Johnny Coles, Cedar Walton, Buster Williams, Billy Higgins

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Live Miles: More Music From The Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert, Miles Davis, 1987, Columbia

Tracks : Concierto De Aranguez (Part 1), Concierto De Aranguez (Part 2), Teo, Walkin', I Thought About You

Musicians : Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal, Jimmy Knepper, Dick Hixon, Frank Rehak, Hank Mobley, Danny Bank, Eddie Caine, Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson, Bob Tricarico, Julius Watkins, Paul Ingrahan, Bob Swisshelm, Bill Barber, Wynton Kelly, Janet Putnam, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Bobby Rosengarden

Previously unreleased tracks from the May 19, 1961 performance.

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Way-Out Basie, Thad Jones And The Count Basie Orchestra, 1987, Philips

Tracks : The Heat's On, And That's That, Way Out Basie, Darn That Dream, Good Time Blues, The Wind Machine, Corner Pocket, Moonlight Becomes You, A Night In Tunisia, Jumpin' At The Woodside, One O'clock Jump, April In Paris

Musicians : Thad Jones, Sonny Cohn, Johnny Coles, Bob Ojeda, Byron Stripling, Clarence Banks, Dennis Wilson, Mel Wanzo, Bill Hughes, Eric Dixon, Kenny Hing, Danny Turner, Danny House, Johnny Williams, Tee Carson, Freddie Green, Lyn Seaton, Dennis Mackrel

Recorded in Tokyo in November 1985.

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Tales of Ellington, Chico Freeman, 1987, Black Hawk

Tracks : Lightning Bugs & Frogs, In A Sentimental Mood, In The Begining God, To Wisdom The Prize, Un Roi Noir (A Black King), Medley: Sonnet/Sophisticated Lady, Dark Blue, Come Sunday

Musicians : Chico Freeman, Johnny Coles (on Dark Blue), John Purcell, Mark Thompson, George Cables, Larry Willis, Cecil mcBee, Herbie Lewis, Elvin Jones, Eddie Moore, Freddie Watts

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Bud And Bird, Gil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra, 1987, Electric Bird / Evidence

Tracks : Bud And Bird, Half Man, Half Cookie, Gates-Illuminations, Nicaragua Blues, Groove Form The Louvre

Musicians : Gil Evans, Johnny Coles, Lew Soloff, Miles Evans, Shunzo O'No, Dave Bargeron, Dave Tucker, Bill Evans, Chris Hunter, Hamiet Bluiett, John Clark, Gil Goldstein, Peter Levin, Hiram Bullock, Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb

Released on Evidence in the US in 1992.

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Farewell: Live At Sweet Basil, Gil Evans, 1988, Electric Bird / Evidence

Tracks : Let The Juice Loose, Your Number, Waltz, Little Wing

Musicians : Gil Evans, Johnny Coles, Lew Soloff, Miles Evans, Shunzo O'No, Dave Bargeron, Dave Taylor, Bill Evans, Chris Hunter, Hamiet Bluiett, John Clark, Gil Goldstein, Peter Levin, Hiram Bullock, Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb

Released on Evidence in the US in 1992.

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Happy Frame Of Mind, Horace Parlan, 1988, Blue Note

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Smooth Groove, Ray Crawford, 1988, Candid CD 9028

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Live At Town Hall, N.Y.C., Gene Harris And The Philip Morris Superband, 1989, Concord

Tracks : The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, When It's Sleepy Time Down South, Love Is Here To Stay, I'm Just A Lucky So And So, Old Man River, Porgy And Bess Medley: Strawberry Woman/I Loves You Porgy/It Ain't Necessarily So, You're My Everything, There Is No Greater Love, Things Ain't What They Used To Be

Musicians : Gene Harris, Johnny Coles, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Joe Mosello, Michael Philip Mossman, Eddie Bert, Urbie Green, James Morrison, Paul Faulise, Ralph Moore, James Moody, Frank Wess, Jerry Dodgion, Gary Smulyan, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton, Ernestine Anderson, Ernie Andrews

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Groovin' For Nat, Donald Byrd, 1989, Black Lion

Tracks : Hush, Child's Play, Angel Eyes, Smoothie, Sudel, Friday's Child, Out of This World, Groovin' For Nat, Hush, Child's Play, Sudel

Musicians : Donald Byrd, Johnny Coles, Duke Pearson, Bob Cranshaw, Walter Perkins

Track 1 to 7 were originally released in 1962 on the Duke Pearson album Hush. Tracks 8 to 11 are previously unreleased.

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Whip Appeal, Charles Earland, 1991, Muse 5409

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The Buck Stops Here, Buck Hill, 1992, Muse 5416

Tracks : Someone Like That In Your Life, I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face, Breaks, Harlem Nocturne, Wip Wap, You Don't Know What Love Is, R H Blues, I Don't Atand A Ghost Of A Chance With You

Musicians : Buck Hill, Johnny Coles, Barry Harris, Ray Drummond, Kenny Washington

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Seeking Spirit, Bobby Zankel, 1992, Cadence Jazz Records

Tracks : Heritage, Something Up Her Sleeve, Spherical Motion, Seeking Spirit, Rush Hour, Evolution, Block Party, Poison Into Medicine, Cause And Effect, Affirmation

Musicians : Bobby Zankel, Johnny Coles, Stan Slotter, Odean Pope, Ray Wright, Sumi Tonooka, Uri Caine, Tyrone Brown, Craig McIver, David Gibson

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Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings, Herbie Hancock, 1994, Warner Bros

Tracks : Wiggle-Waggle, Fat Mama, Tell Me A Bedtime Story, Oh! Oh! Here He Comes, Jessica, Fat Albert Rotunda, Lil' Brother, Ostinato (Suite For Angela), You'll Know When You Get There, Wandering Spirit Song, Sleeping Giant: Part One/Part Two/Part Three/Part Four/Part Five, Quasar, Water Torture

This 2 CD set collects together the albums Fat Albert Rotunda, Mwandishi and Crossings. Johnny Coles plays on Fat Albert Rotunda

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Some Aspects Of Water, Geri Allen Trio / Geri Allen and The JAZZPAR 1996 Nonet, 1997, Storyville

Tracks : Feed The Fire, A Beautiful Friendship, Old Folks, Smooth Attitudes, Some Aspects Of Water, Skin

Musicians : Geri Allen, Johnny Coles, Henrik Bolberg Pedersen, Kjeld Ipsen, Uffe Markussen, Michael Hove, Axel Windfeld, Palle Danielsson, Lenny White

Recorded in March 1961.

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At Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert, Miles Davis, 1998, Sony/Columbia

Tracks : So What, Spring Is Here, Teo, Walkin', The Meaning of the Blues/Lament, New Rhumba, Someday My Prince Will Come, Oleo, No Blues, I Thought About You, En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor

Musicians : Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal, Jimmy Knepper, Dick Hixon, Frank Rehak, Hank Mobley, Danny Bank, Eddie Caine, Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson, Bob Tricarico, Julius Watkins, Paul Ingrahan, Bob Swisshelm, Bill Barber, Wynton Kelly, Janet Putnam, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Bobby Rosengarden

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The Waiting Game, Tina Brooks, 2002, Blue Note

Tracks : Talkin' About, One For Myrtle, Dhyana, David The King, Stranger In Paradise, The Waiting Game

Musicians : Tina Brooks, Johnny Coles, Kenny Drew, Wilbur Ware, Philly Joe Jones

Recorded in March 1961.

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The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions, Gil Evans, 2006, Blue Note

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Cornell 1964, Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy, 2007, Blue Note

Tracks : Opening, ATFW You, Sophisticated Lady, Fables Of Faubus, Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress, Then Silk Blue, Take The "A" Train, Meditations, So Long Eric, When Irsih Eyes Are Smiling, Jitterbug Waltz

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Johnny Coles, Clifford Jordan, Eric Dolphy, Jaki Byard, Dannie Richmond

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Great Jazz Standards/New Bottle Old Wine, Gil Evans, 2010, Poll Winners Records

Combines two Gil Evans albums from 1958 and 1960.

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The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964–65, Charles Mingus, 2012, Mosaic

A 7 CD box set that collects together 5 concert recordings by the Charles Mingus group in 1964 and 1965. The concert are: Town Hall Concert April 4, 1964 / Concertgebouw, Amsterdam April 10, 1964 / Mingus At Monterey September 20, 1964 / Mingus At Monterey September 18, 1965 / My Favorite Quintet, Minneapolis May 13, 1965. Johnny Coles plays on tracks from the Town Hall and Amsterdam concerts.

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