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Embryo Records 500 and 700 series discography

Embryo Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic, was run by Herbie Mann. It released two main series of LPs. The 500 series of approximately 15 jazz LPs and the 700 series of 5 rock and jazz albums.

Atlantic pages on the site:

1300/1400/1500/1600 series: 1300 - 1399 | 1400 - 1499 | 1500 - 1599 | 1600 - 1699

3000 series: 3001 - 3008 |   8800 series: 8800 - 8813 |   2-300 series: 2-300 - 2-321

Subsidiary labels: Embryo | Vortex

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Embryo 500 series

Stone Flute, Herbie Mann, 1970, Embryo SD 520

Tracks : In Tangier / Paradise Beach, Flying, Don't You Know The Way (How I Feel About You), Miss Free Spirit, Waltz For My Son, Pendulum

Musicians : Herbie Mann, Sonny Sharrock, Roy Ayers, Miroslav Vitous, Ron Carter, Bruno Carr, Mickey Rocca plus strings on some tracks

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Uptown Conversation, Ron Carter, 1970, Embryo SD 521

Tracks : Uptown Conversation, Ten Strings, Half A Row, R.J., Little Waltz, Einbahnstrasse, Doom

Musicians : Ron Carter, Hubert Laws, Herbie Hancock, Sam Brown, Billy Cobham, Grady Tate

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Brute Force, Brute Force, 1970, Embryo SD 522

Tracks : Do It Right Now, Some Kind of Approval, The Deacon, Right Direction, Monster, Ye-Le-Wa, Doubt

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Gypsy Cry, Attila Zoller, 1970, Embryo SD 523

Tracks : Wild Wild Wes, Another Kind Of Love, Horns, Meet In , The Birds And The Bees, Alicia's Lullaby, At Twilight, Gypsy Cry, weet Hustler

Musicians : Attila Zoller, Lew Tabakin, Herbie Hancock, Reggie Workman, Victor Gaskin, Sonny Brown

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Infinite Search, Miroslav Vitous, 1970, Embryo SD 524

Tracks : Freedom Jazz Dance, Mountain In The Clouds, When Face Gets Pale, Infinite Search, I Will Tell Him On You, Epilogue

Musicians : Miroslav Vitous, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Chambers

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Inside An Hour Glass, Arnie Lawrence and Children of All Ages, 1970, Embryo SD 525

Tracks : Inside An Hour Glass, Ricky, I Want To Talk To You

Musicians : Arnie Lawrence, Dick Hyman, Dickie G. Davis, Ed Shaughnessy, Richard Davis, Ricky Lawrence

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Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty, Herbie Mann, 1970, Embryo SD 526

Tracks : Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty, Claudia Pie, Can You Dig It, Blind Willy, Come Together, Panama Red's Panama Hat

Musicians : Herbie Mann, Roy Ayers, Eddie Hinton, Barry Beckett, David Hood, Miroslav Vitous, Roger Hawkins, Bruno Carr

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The Fifth Word, Jerry Novac, 1970, Embryo SD 527

Tracks : 5th Word, 1st Word, Present 2nd Ave., I Am (Classified Freed Speak / I Am / Saturday Night Approval), Beyond The Look

Musicians : Jerry Novac, Eric Gale, Buzzy Feitan, John Dzubak

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Just Guitar, Sandy Nassan, 1970, Embryo SD 528

Tracks : JAM (J Am), When I Look In Your Eyes, A House Is Not A Home, Corcovado, Meditation, Bluesette, Here's That Rainy Day

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Circles, William S. Fischer, 1971, Embryo SD 529

Tracks : Patience Is Virtue, Saigon, Electrix, Chains, There's A Light That Shines, Circle, Green Forever, Capsule

Musicians : William S. Fisher, Eric Weissberg, Hugh McCracken, Alan Shulman, Harry Wimmer, Harvey Shapiro, Nellis DeLay, Seymour Barab, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Bill Robinson

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At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival, Phil Woods and his European Rhythm Machine, 1971, Embryo SD 530

Tracks : Freedom Jazz Dance, Ode A Jean-Louis, Josua, The Meeting

Musicians : Phil Woods, Gordon Beck, Henri Texier, Daniel Humair

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Memphis Two-Step, Herbie Mann, 1971, Embryo SD 531

Tracks : Soul Man, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Memphis Two-Step, Down on the Corner, Guinnevere, Acapulco Rain Kabuki Rock

Musicians : Herbie Mann, Melvin Lastie, Ike Williams, George Bohanan, Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood, Roy Ayers, Al Vescovo, Larry Coryell, Reggie Young, Eric Weissberg, Sonny Sharrock, Charlie Brown, Richie Resnicoff, Darrel Clayborn, Mike Leach, Miroslav Vitous, Ron Carter, John Barnes, Richard Waters, Gene Christmas, Bruno Carr, Patato Valdez

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Push Push, Herbie Mann, 1971, Embryo SD 532

Tracks : Push Push, What's Going On, Spirit In The Dark, Man's Hope, If, Never Can Say Goodbye, What'd I Say

Musicians : Herbie Mann, Richard Tee, Cornell Dupree, David Spinoza, Duane Allman, Gene Bianca, Chuck Rainey, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Jerry Jemmott, Al Jackson, Jr., Bernard Purdie

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No released album identified Embryo SD 533

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No released album identified Embryo SD 534

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First Serve, Danny Toan, 1977, Embryo SD 535

Tracks : Double Fault, Killian, Mighty Max, Come Into My Life, Kunta Kinte, Flightus, Snapper City

Musicians : Danny Toan, Steve Lampert, Johnny Hill, Larry Schnider, Gary Keller, Joseph Preti, Joe Delia, Johnny Hill, Jim Finan Abe Speller, Alphonse Mouzon, Chuck Bergi, Max, Santos, John Ballesteros

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Up, Jim Mullen & Dick Morrisey, 1977, Embryo SD 536

Tracks : Footloose, Sing Me Softly of the Blues, Everything Must Change, Philip Phuling, What a Way to Go, You'll Know What I Mean, Busted Fender

Musicians : Dick Morrissey, Jim Mullen, Malcolm Duncan, Pat Rebillot, Roger Ball, Onnie McIntyre, Hamish Stuart, Alan Gorrie, Steve Ferrone, Rafael Cruz, Sammy Figueroa

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Embryo 700 series

The Floating Opera, Floating Opera, 1971, Embryo SD 730

Tracks : Song Of The Suicides, The Vision, Midnight, Buckwheat Gal, Fever Day, Age Of Onan, Crack On The Wall, Back On The Street Again, Angelfood Cake Song, Soulful Feeling

Musicians : Steve Welkom, Carol Lees, John Nemerovski, Gary Munce, Artie Alinikoff

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Pepper's Pow Wow, Jim Pepper, 1971, Embryo SD 731

Tracks : Witchitai-To, Squaw Song, Rock Stomp Indian Style, Senecas (As Long As The Grass Shall Grow), Yon A Ho, Slow War Dance, Nommie-Nommie (When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder), Newly-Weds Song, Fast War Dance-Now War Dance, Drums

Musicians : Jim Pepper, Gib Pepper, Ravie Pepper, Tom Grant, Larry Coryell, Chuck Rainey, Jerry Jemmot, Billy Cobham, Spider Rice

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Zero Time, Tonto's Expanding Head Band, 1971, Embryo SD 732

Tracks : Cybernaut, Jetsex, Timewhys, Aurora, Riversong, Tama

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Air, Air, 1971, Embryo SD 733

Tracks : Realize, Mr. Man, Baby, I Don't Know Where Love, Martin In Our Time, Man Is Free, Sister Bessie, Lipstick, Jail Cell, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free

Musicians : Tom Coppola, Googie Coppola, John Siegler, Mark Rosengarden, Randy Brecker, Barry Rogers, Michael Brecker, Robert Kogel, Bob Rosengarden, David Earle Johnson, Jan Hammer, Herbie Mann

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Comin' Outta the Ghetto, Chris Hills / Everything Is Everything, 1971, Embryo SD 734

Tracks : Comin' Outta The Ghetto, My Baby Said She Loved Me This Morning, Sweet Joane, Six Of , Call Out Your Name, Mean Old Love Sure As Shootin', Talkin' 'Bout Soul, Qualified, Let Me Say This About That

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Last updated January 2013