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JCOA LP discography

This is a discography of LPs released on the JCOA label between 1968 and 1975.

JCOA (Jazz Composer's Orchestra Association) was established in 1968 to release albums by the Jazz Composer's Orchestra.

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JCOA LPs

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra, The Jazz Composer's Orchestra, 1968, JCOA 1001/2

Tracks : Communications # 8, Communications # 9, Communications # 10, Preview, Communications # 11 Part 1, Communications # 11 Part 2

Musicians : Michael Mantler, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, Jimmy Knepper, Julius Watkins, Randy Brecker, Bob Northern, Howard Johnson, Charles Davis, Frank Wess, Jimmy Lyons, Lew Tabackin, Steve Lacy, Gato Barbieri, Pharoah Sanders, Carla Bley, Cecil Taylor, Larry Coryell, Charlie Haden, Eddie Gomez, Reggie Workman, Ron Carter, Steve Swallow, Andrew Cyrille, Beaver Harris

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Escalator over the Hill, Carla Bley / Paul Haines, 1971, EOTH (JCOA 1003/5)

Tracks : Hotel Overture, ... This Is Here, Like Animals, Escalator Over The Hill, Stay Awake, Ginger And David, Song To Anything That Moves, Eoth Theme, Businessmen, Ginger And David Theme, Why, It's Not What You Do, Detective Writer Daughter, Doctor Why, Slow Dance (Transductory Music), Smalltown Agonist, End Of Head, Over Her Head, Little Pony Soldier, Oh Say Can You Do?, Holiday In Risk, Holiday In Risk Theme, A.I.R. (All India Radio), Rawalpindi Blues, End Of Rawalpindi, End Of Animals, ... And It's Again

Musicians : Carla Bley, Michael Mantler, Enrico Rava, Don Cherry, Michael Snow, Roswell Rudd, Sam Burtis, Jimmy Knepper, Jack Jeffers, Jimmy Lyons, Gato Barbieri, Souren Baronia, Perry Robinson, Peggy Imig, Chris Woods, Bob Carlisle, Sharon Freeman, John Buckingham, Howard Johnson, Nancy Newton, Don Preston, Karl Berger, Sam Brown, John McLaughlin, Leroy Jenkins, Nancy Newton, Calo Scott, Charlie Haden, Jack Bruce, Ron McClure, Richard Youngstein, Paul Motian, Roger Dawson, Bill Morimando, Sheila Jordan, Jeanne Lee, Linda Ronstadt

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Relativity Suite, Don Cherry / The Jazz Composer's Orchestra, 1973, JCOA 1006

Tracks : Tantra, Mali Doussn'gouni, Desireless, The Queen of Tung-Ting Lake, Trans-Love Airways, Infinite Gentleness, March of the Hobbits

Musicians : Don Cherry, Brian Trentham, Charles Brackeen, Carlos Ward, Dewey Redman, Frank Lowe, Sharon Freeman, Jack Jeffers, Carla Bley, Leroy Jenkins, Joan Kalisch, Nancy Newton, Jane Robertson, Pat Dixon, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell, Paul Motian, Selene Fung, Moki Cherry

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Plays Numatik Swing Band, Roswell Rudd / The Jazz Composer's Orchestra, 1973, JCOA 1007

Tracks : Vent, Breathahoward, Circulation, Lullaby For Greg, Aerosphere

Musicians : Roswell Rudd, Enrico Rava, Michael Krasnov, Mike Lawrence, Art Baron, Gary Brocks, Carlos Ward, Charles Davis, Perry Robinson, Dewey Redman, Martin Alter, Mike Bresler, Janet Donaruma, Jeffrey Schlegel, Sharon Freeman, Howard Johnson, Charlie Haden, Sirone, Beaver Harris, Hod O'Brien, Lou Grassi, Dan Johnson, Sue Evans, Sheila Jordan

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The Gardens Of Harlem, Clifford Thornton / The Jazz Composer's Orchestra, 1974, JCOA 1008

Tracks : Ogún Bára, O Desayo, Agbadzá, Changó Obarí, Aďn Salah, Gospel Ballade, Sweet Oranges, Blues City

Musicians : Clifford Thornton, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Leo Smith, Michael Ridley, Ted Daniel, Charles Stephens, Janice Robinson, Roland Alexander, Pat Patrick, Dewey Redman, George Barrow, Carlos Ward, Gregory Williams, John Thompson, Bob Stewart, Carla Bley, Andy Gonzalez, Art Lewis, Laxmi G. Tewari, Asante Darkwa, Milton Cardona, Gene Golden, Jerry González, A. Kobena Adzenyah, Vincent Jorge

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Echoes Of Prayer, Grachan Moncur III / The Jazz Composer's Orchestra, 1975, JCOA 1009

Tracks : Band 1 (i. Prologue, ii. Reverend King's Wings I, iii. Medgar's Menace I, iv. Drum Transition, v. Garvey's Ghost (Space Station)), Band 2 (i. Angela's Angel I, ii. Drum Transition), Band 3 (i. Right On I, ii. Angela's Angel II, iii.Right On II, iv. Reverend King's Wings II, v. Medgar's Menace II, vi. Drum Transition, vii. African Percussion Ensemble), Band 4 (i. Right On III, ii. Angela's Angel III (Jamboree), iii. Drum Transition, iv. Amen Cadence, v. Epilogue: Excuse Me, Mr Justice)

Musicians : Grachan Moncur III, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Stafford Osborne, Janice Robinson, Jack Jeffers, Carlos Ward, Perry Robinson, Keith Marks, Pat Patrick, Carla Bley, Mark Elf, Leroy Jenkins, Ngoma, Toni Marcus, Cecil McBee, Charlie Haden, Beaver Harris, Titos Sompa, Coster Massamba, Frederick Simpson, Malonga Quasquelourd, Jakuba Abiona, Jeanne Lee, Mervine Grady

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For Players Only, Leroy Jenkins / The Jazz Composer's Orchestra, 1975, JCOA 1010

Tracks : Part 1, Part 2

Musicians : Leroy Jenkins, Leo Smith, Joseph Bowie, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Anthony Braxton, Dewey Redman, Charles Brackeen, Becky Friend, Sharon Freeman, Bill Davis, Romulus Franceschini, James Emery, Diedre Murray, David Holland, Sirone, Charles Shaw, Roger Blank, Jerome Cooper

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Last updated June 2015