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Whynot Records discography

This is a discography of the albums released on the Japanese label Whynot. The label, which was run by Masahiko Yuh, released, possibly, 16 albums in the 1975 to 1977 period.

The rights to the Whynot catalog were acquired by the British label Candid in 2008 and many of the albums have been released on CD on the Candid Whynot imprint. In the list below the original LP cover is in the right hand column and the Candid/Whynot CD cover in the left.

Some of the albums were also released on other labels. These release are not included on this page.

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Whynot albums

Tell Us Only the Beautiful Things, Walt Dickerson, 1975, Whynot PA 7118

Tracks : The Nexus, Tell Us Only the Beautiful Things

Musicians : Walt Dickerson, Wilbur Ware, Andrew Cyrille

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Why Not, George Cables, 1975, Whynot PA 7119

Tracks : Ebony Moonbeams, Rita I & II: Her Spirit/Her Soul, Dark Side-Light Side (Yuh's Blues), Quiet Fire, Why Not?, Think Of Me (CD bonus track)

Musicians : George Cables, Tony Dumas, Carl Burnett

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Air Song, Air, 1975, Whynot PA 7120

Tracks : Untitled Tango, Great Body Of The Riddle Or Where Were The Dodge Boys When My Clay Started To Slide, Dance Of The Beast, Air Song

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Afrisong, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1975, Whynot PA 7121

Tracks : Afrisong, The Infinite Flow, Peace On You, Hymns To The Last, Roots, Blues For M., The New People

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams

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Triangle, Joseph Bonner featuring Clint Houston & Billy Hart, 1975, Whynot PA 7122

Tracks : Triangle, The Wind And The Rain, Mr.P.C., Vega, Invitation

Musicians : Joseph Bonner, Clint Houston, Billy Hart

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The Black Cat, Monty Waters, 1975, Whynot PA 7123

Tracks : J. Love March, Bog's Blues, APT. #2H, Modesto, The Black Cat, R.P.M. (CD bonus track)

Musicians : Monty Waters, Yoshiaki Masuo, Ronnie Boykins, George Avaloz

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Piranha, Fumio Karashima, 1976, Whynot PA 7150

Tracks : Little Island, Lament, Piranha, Dedicated To You, Blue-Th-Ree

Musicians : Fumio Karashima, Isao Suzuki, Jimmy Hopps

 
 

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Shout For Trane, Joe Lee Wilson & The Bond Street + 1, 1976, Whynot PA 7151

Tracks : Mode For Trane, Sophisticated Lady, Song For My Father, One, Four

Musicians : Joe Lee Wilson, Fielder Floyd, Monty Waters, Shiroh Mori, Kiyoto Fujiwara, George Avaloz

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Re-Entry, Charles Sullivan, 1976, Whynot PA 5152

Tracks : Re-Entry, Body & Soul, Carefree, Waltz For Cricket, Mabe's Way, Body & Soul (CD only), Carefree (CD only)

Musicians : Charles Sullivan, Rene Mclean, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Billy Hart

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Blue Piccolo, Ted Curson, 1976, Whynot PA 7153

Tracks : All The Things You Are, Blue Piccolo, Playhouse March, Song Of The Lonely, Dwackdi Mun Fudalick

Musicians : Ted Curson, Jim McNeely, Cecil McBee, Steve McCall

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LUV, Donald Smith featuring Cecil McBee, Jack DeJohnette, 1976, Whynot PA 7154

Tracks : Mystic Man, Stillness, Nameless, Call Of Liberation, The Magnetic "A", To Yaisa And Wanda With Luv

Musicians : Donald Smith, Cecil McBee, Jack DeJohnette

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Morning Prayer, Chico Freeman, 1976, Whynot PA 7155

Tracks : Like The Kind Of Peace It Is, The In Between, Conversations, Morning Prayer, Pepe's Samba, Pepe's Samba (CD only)

Musicians : Chico Freeman, Henry Threadgill, Muhal Richard Abrams, Cecil McBee, Douglas Ewart, Ben Montgomery, Steve McCall

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Air Raid, Air, 1977, Whynot PA 7156

Tracks : AIR Raid, Midnight Sun, Release, Through a Keyhole Darkly

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Junction, Andrew Cyrille, 1977, Whynot PA 7157

Tracks : Notari-variation of Haru No Umi, Interlude, Raindrops, Junction

Musicians : Andrew Cyrille, Ted Daniel, David S. Ware, Lisle Atkinson

 
 

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Love Walking, Teruhiko Kataoka, 1977, Whynot PA 7158

Tracks : Details will be added

 
 

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Landscape, Fumio Karashima, 1977, Whynot PA 7159

Tracks : Revlis, Tears, Landscape, The Fall, In My Usual Way

Musicians : Fumio Karashima, George Mraz, Motohiko Hino

 
 

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Whynot albums: non-sequential catalog number

Walt Dickerson 1976, Walt Dickerson, 1976, Whynot MTCJ 2009

Tracks : Sky, Awarness, Key Of Wisdom, Yesterdays, I Love You

Musicians : Walt Dickerson, Wilbur Ware, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Edgar Bateman Jr.

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Candid Whynot albums not originally released on Whynot

This section is not complete.

Lord Riff and Me, Chico Freeman, 2010, Candid Whynot

Tracks : Blue Baby Do, Ballad For Aisha, Moments Notice, Motherless Child, Sneakin' Peakin', I Fall In Love Too Easily, South Express, Vonce, Bye Bye Blackbird

Musicians : Chico Freeman, Von Freeman, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart

Recorded in October 1987.

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Last updated December 2014