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Richard Williams discography

This is a discography of Richard Williams albums and albums by other musicians that feature Richard Williams


Richard Williams: leader or co-leader discography

New Horn In Town, Richard Williams, 1960, Candid CJM-8003/CJS-9003

Tracks : I Can Dream, Can't I?, I Remember Clifford, Ferris Wheel, Raucous Notes, Blues In A Quandary, Over The Rainbow, Renita's Bounce

Musicians : Richard Williams, Leo Wright, Richard Wyands, Reginald Workman, Bobby Thomas

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Richard Williams: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

In the Ver-nac'u-lar, John Handy III, 1959, Roulette SR-52042

Tracks : I'll Close My Eyes, First Time, Suggested Line, Problem Too, Quote, UnQuote, Blues In The Vernacular, Dance To The Lady, I'll Never Smile Again

Musicians : John Handy III, Richard Williams, Roland Hanna, George Tucker, Bobby Fuhlrodt, Roy Haynes

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Uhuru Afrika: Afro-Percussion, Randy Weston (music), Langston Hughes (lyrics), 1960, Roulette R 65001

Tracks : Uhuru Kwansa, African Lady, Bantu, Kucheza Blues

Musicians : Randy Weston, Clark Terry, Benny Bailey, Richard Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Julius Watkins, Gigi Gryce, Yusef Lateef, Sahib Shihab, Budd Johnson, Jerome Richardson, Cecil Payne, Les Spann, Kenny Burrell, George Duvivier, Ron Carter, Max Roach, Charlie Persip, Wilbert G. T. Hoggan, Candido, Babatunde Olatunji, Armando Peraza, Martha Flowers, Brock Peters, Tuntemeke Sanga

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Cookin', Booker Ervin Quintet, 1960, Savoy

Tracks : Dee Da Do, Mr. Wiggles, You Don't Know What Love Is, Down In The Dumps, Well, Well, Autumn Leaves

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Richard Williams, Horace Parlan, George Tucker, Dannie Richmond

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Saying Somethin'!, Gigi Gryce Quintet, 1960, Prestige / New Jazz NJLP 8230

Tracks : Back Breaker, Leila's Blues, Blues In The Jungle, Down Home, Let Me Know, Jones' Bones

Musicians : Gigi Gryce, Richard Williams, Richard Wyands, Reggie Workman, Mickey Roker

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Screamin' The Blues, Oliver Nelson, 1960, Prestige / New Jazz NJLP 8243

Tracks : Screamin' The Blues, March On, March On, The Drive, The Meetin', Three Seconds, Alto-Itis

Musicians : Oliver Nelson, Richard Williams, Eric Dolphy, Richard Wyands, George Duvivier, Roy Haynes

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The Hap'nin's, Gigi Gryce Quintet, 1960, Prestige / New Jazz NJLP 8246

Tracks : Frankie And Johnny, Lover Man, Minority, Summertime, Nica's Tempo, Don't Worry 'Bout Me

Musicians : Gigi Gryce, Richard Williams, Richard Wyands, Julian Euell, Mickey Roker

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The Rat Race Blues, Gigi Gryce, 1960, Prestige / New Jazz NJLP 8262

Tracks : The Rat Race Blues, Strange Feelin', Boxer's Blues, Blues in Bloom, Monday Through Sunday

Musicians : Gigi Gryce, Richard Williams, Richard Wyands, Julian Euell, Mickey Roker

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The Big New Band Of The 60's, Ernie Wilkins, 1960, Everest

Tracks : Ernie's Blues, Satin Doll, Fascinating Rhythm, Canadian Sunset, Very Much In Love, Undecided, Fresh Flute, I'll Get By, A Swinging Serenade, Lover Man, Everything's Coming Up Roses, Speak Low

Musicians : Ernie Wilkins, Clark Terry, Charlie Shavers, Richard Williams, Henderson Chambers, Seldon Powell, Zoot Sims, Yusef Lateef, Earle Warren, Walter Bishop, Eddie Costa, Kenny Burrell, Ron Carter, Charlie Persip

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The Centaur and the Phoenix, Yusef Lateef, 1960, Riverside RLP 12-337

Tracks : Revelation, Apathy, Ev'ry Day (I Fall In Love), The Centaur And The Phoenix, Iqbal, Summer Song, The Philanthropist

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Clark Terry, Richard Williams, Curtis Fuller, Tate Houston, Josea Taylor, Joe Zawinul, Ben Tucker, Lex Humphries

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Sister Salvation, Slide Hampton Octet, 1960, Atlantic 1339

Tracks : Sister Salvation, Just Squeeze Me, Hi-Fli, Assevervation, Conversation Piece, A Little Night Music

Musicians : Slide Hampton, Bob Zottola, Ernie Royal, Freddie Hubbard, Richard Williams, George Coleman, Jay Cameron, Bernard McKinney, Bill Barber, Nabil Totah, Pete LaRoca

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Mingus Dynasty, Charles Mingus, 1960, Columbia

Tracks : Slop, Diane, Song With Orange, Gunslinging Bird, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Far Wells, Mill Valley, New Now, Know How, Mood Indigo, Put Me In That Dungeon

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Richard Williams, Don Ellis, Jimmy Knepper, John Handy, Booker Ervin, Benny Golson, Jerome Richardson, Teddy Charles, Roland Hanna, Nico Bunink, Maurice Brown, Seymour Barab, Dannie Richmond

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Pre Bird, Charles Mingus, 1960, Mercury

Tracks : Take The "A" Train, Prayer For Passive Resistance, Eclipse, Mingus Fingus No. 2, Weird Nightmare, Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, Bemoanable Lady, Half-Mast Inhibition

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Clark Terry, Hobart Dotson, Marcus Belgrave, Ted Curson, Richard Williams, Charles Greenlee, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Slide Hampton, Bill Barron, Booker Ervin, Joe Farrell, Yusef Lateef, Eric Dolphy, John LaPorta, Robert DiDomenica, Danny Bank, Harry Schulman, Don Butterfield, Paul Bley, Sir Roland Hanna, Charles McCracken, Dannie Richmond, George Scott, Sticks Evans

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Blues Shout, Leo Wright, 1961, Atlantic 1358

Tracks : Sigi, Angel Eyes, Autumn Leaves, Indian Summer, Blues Shout, Night In Tunisia, The Wind, Two Moods

Musicians : Leo Wright, Richard Williams, Junior Mance, Harry Lookofsky, Art Davis, Charlie Persip

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Somethin' Sanctified, Slide Hampton Octet, 1961, Atlantic 1362

Tracks : On the Street Where You Live, The Thrill Is Gone, Ow!, Milestones, El Sino, Somethin’ Sanctified

Musicians : Slide Hampton, Richard Williams, Hobart Dotson, Charles Greenlee, George Coleman, Jay Cameron, Larry Ridley, Pete La Roca

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Reminiscin', Gigi Gryce Orch-Tette, 1961, Mercury

Tracks : Blue Lights, Caravan, Reminiscing, Yesterdays, Gee Blues Gee, A Night in Tunisia, Dearly Beloved, Take the "A" Train

Musicians : Gigi Gryce, Richard Williams, Richard Wyands, Eddie Costa, George Duvivier, Julian Euell, Reggie Workman, Walter Perkins, Bobby Thomas

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Trane Whistle, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Big Band, 1961, Prestige PRLP 7206

Tracks : Trane Whistle, Whole Nelson, You Are Too Beautiful, The Stolen Moment, Walk Away, Jaws

Musicians : Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Clark Terry, Richard Williams, Bob Bryant, Melba Liston, Jimmy Cleveland, Jerome Richardson, George Barrow, Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson, Bob Ashton, Richard Wyands, Wendell Marshall, Roy Haynes

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Sounds Of Africa, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, 1962, New Jazz 8282

Tracks : Wakida Hena, African Bossa Nova, Nadusilma, Out Of Nowhere, Communciation, Suffering

Musicians : Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Richard Williams, Tommy Turrentine, Eric Dixon, Taft Chandler, Edwin Steede, Rupert Alleyne, Bilal Abdurahman, Calo Scott, Andrew Cyrille, Rudy Collins, Chief Bey, Montego Joe

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Exodus, Slide Hampton, 1962, Philips

Tracks : Exodus, Star Eyes, Confirmation, A Moment Notice, I'll Take Romance, I Remember Clifford, Straight No Chaser

Musicians : Slide Hampton, Nat Pavone, Richard Williams, Benjamin Jacobs, George Coleman, Jay Cameron, Butch Warren, Vincent Ruggiero

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Drum Suite, Slide Hampton, 1962, Epic

Tracks : Fump, Lover, Like Someone In Love, Gallery Groove, Our Waltz, It's Alright With Me, Stella By Starlight, The Drum Suite Parts I, II, III, IV & V

Musicians : Willie Thomas, Freddie Hubbard, Hobart Dotson, Richard Williams (track 7), John Bello, Benjamin Jacobs, Slide Hampton, George Coleman, Yusef Lateef, Jay Cameron, Tommy Flanagan, Eddie Khan, Max Roach, Vinnie Ruggiero

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It's Time, Max Roach, 1962, Impulse! 16

Tracks : It's Time, Another Valley, Sunday Afternoon, Living Room, The Profit, Lonesome Lover

Musicians : Max Roach, Richard Williams, Julian Priester, Clifford Jordan, Mal Waldron, Art Davis, Abbey Lincoln

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The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Charles Mingus, 1963, Impulse! 35

Tracks : Solo Dancer, Duet Solo Dancers, Group Dancers, Medley: Mode D-Trio and Group Dancers/Mode E-Single solos and Group Dance/ModeF-Group and Solo Dance

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Jerome Richardson, Charlie Mariano, Dick Hafer, Rolf Ericson, Richard Williams, Quentin Jackson, Don Butterfield, Jaki Byard, Jay Berliner, Dannie Richmond

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The Body & the Soul, Freddie Hubbard, 1963, Impulse! 38

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Eso Es Latin Jazz ...Man!, Antonio (Chocolate) Diaz Mena, 1963, Audio Fidelity

Tracks : Mambo Jazz Opus 7, Harlem Nocturne, El Pega Joso, Kush, Tin Tin Deo, Caravan, Con Alma, Poinciana, Take Five, Green Dolphin Street

Musicians : Antonio Mena, Alfredo Armenteros, John Coles, Mario Fernanez, Clark Terry, Alesandra Vivar, Richard Williams, Britt Woodman, Alfred Gibbons, Jerome Richardson, Joseph Henderson, Seldon Powell, Duke Pearson, Felipe Yanez, Frank Mercado, Frank Schifano, M. Cranshaw, Carlos Valdez, Jorge Topia, Miguel Avila, Ramon Sardinas, Victor Allende (tracks: A1 to A5)

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The Way I Feel, "Big" John Patton, 1964, Blue Note 4174

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Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus, Charles Mingus, 1964, Impulse! 54

Tracks : II B.S., I X Love, Celia, Mood Indigo, Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul, Theme for Lester Young, Hora Decubitus

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Eddie Preston, Richard Williams, Rolf Ericson Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Don Butterfield, Jerome Richardson, Dick Hafer, Booker Ervin, Eric Dolphy, Charlie Mariano, Jaki Byard, Jay Berliner, Walter Perkins, Dannie Richmond

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Jazz 'Round the World, Yusef Lateef, 1964, Impulse! 56

Tracks : Abana, India, You, So Tender and Wistful, Yusef's French Brother, The Volga Rhythm Song, Trouble In Mind, The Good Old Roast Beef of England, Raisins And Almonds, Utopia Ringo Oiwake

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Richard Williams, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Lex Humphries

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Live at Pep's, Yusef Lateef, 1964, Impulse! 69

Tracks : Sister Mamie, Number 7, 12 Tone Blues, See See Rider, The Magnolia Triangle, The Weaver, Slippin' & Slidin'

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Richard Williams, Mike Nock, Ernie Farrow, James Black

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Soul Burnin', Red Garland, 1964, Prestige PRLP 7307

Tracks : Green Dolphin Street, If You Could See Me Now, Rocks In My Bed, Soul Burnin', Blues In The Night

Musicians : Tracks 1-2: Red Garland, Richard Williams, Oliver Nelson, Peck Morrison, Charlie Persip / Tracks 3-5: Red Garland, Sam Jones, Art Taylor

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The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra, 1964, Mercury

Tracks : Ecclusiastics, By Myself, A Nightingale Sang In Berlekey Square, Roland Speaks, Variation On A Theme, I've Got Your Number, Between The Fourth And The Fifth Step, April Morning, Get In The Basement, Abstract Improvisation

Musicians : Roland Kirk, Virgil Jones, Richard Williams, Charles Greenlea, Tom McIntosh, Don Butterfield, Harold Mabern, Richard Davis, Abdullah Rafik, Albert Heath, Sonny Brown

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Out Front!, Jaki Byard, 1965, Prestige PR 7397

Tracks : Out Front, Two Different Worlds, Searchlight, European Episode, Lush Life, When Sunny Gets Blue, I Like to Lead When I Dance, After the Lights Go Down Low

Musicians : Jaki Byard, Richard Williams, Booker Ervin, Ron Carter, Bob Cranshaw, Roy Haynes, Walter Perkins

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Mingus Revisited, Charles Mingus, 1965, Limelight 86015

Tracks : Take The "A" Train, Prayer For Passive Resistance, Eclipse, Mingus Fingus No. 2, Weird Nightmare, Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, Bemoanable Lady, Half-Mast Inhibition

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Clark Terry, Hobart Dotson, Marcus Belgrave, Ted Curson, Richard Williams, Charles Greenlee, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Slide Hampton, Bill Barron, Booker Ervin, Joe Farrell, Yusef Lateef, Eric Dolphy, John LaPorta, Robert DiDomenica, Danny Bank, Harry Schulman, Don Butterfield, Paul Bley, Sir Roland Hanna, Charles McCracken, Dannie Richmond, George Scott, Sticks Evans

Originally released in 1960 as Pre Bird.

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Hoochie Coochie Man, Jimmy Smith, 1966, Verve

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Peter & The Wolf, Jimmy Smith, 1966, Verve

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The Big Band: A Tribute To Basie, Jimmy McGriff, 1966, Solid State SS 18001

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Presenting Thad Jones / Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra, 1966, Solid State SS 18003

Tracks : Once Around, Willow Weep For Me, Balanced Scales = Justice, Three In One, Mean What You Say, Don't Ever Leave Me, A B C Blues

Musicians : Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Bill Berry, Danny Stiles, Jimmy Nottingham, Richard Williams, Bob Brookmeyer, Cliff Heather, Jack Raines, Tom McIntosh, Eddie Daniels, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, Hank Jones, Sam Herman, Richard Davis

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Presenting Joe Williams and Thad Jones / Mel Lewis, The Jazz Orchestra, 1966, Solid State SS 18008

Tracks : Get Out of My Life Woman, Woman's Got Soul, Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You), Keep Your Hand on Your Heart, Evil Man Blues, Come Sunday, Smack Dab in the Middle, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Hallelujah I Love Her So, Night Time Is the Right Time (to Be With the One You Love)

Musicians : Joe Williams, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Bill Berry, Jimmy Nottingham, Richard Williams, Snooky Young, Bob Brookmeyer, Garnett Brown, Cliff Heather, Tom McIntosh, Eddie Daniels, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, Sam Herman, Richard Davis

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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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Live At The Village Vanguard, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, 1967, Solid State SS 18016

Tracks : The Little Pixie, A-That's Freedom, Bacha Feelin, Don't Git Sassy, Willow Tree, Samba Con Getchu

Musicians : Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Bill Berry, Snooky Young, Jimmy Nottingham, Marvin Stamm, Richard Williams, Bob Brookmeyer, Garnett Brown, Tom McIntosh, Cliff Heather, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Farrell, Eddie Daniels, Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, Sam Herman, Richard Davis

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The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Featuring Miss Ruth Brown, 1968, Solid State SS 18041

Tracks : Yes Sir, That's My Baby, Trouble in Mind, Sonny Boy, Bye Bye Blackbird, I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town, Black Coffee, Be Anything (but Be Mine), You Won't Let Me Go, Fine Brown Frame

Musicians : Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Ruth Brown, Bill Berry, Danny Moore, Jimmy Nottingham, Richard Williams, Snooky Young, Garnett Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Knepper, Cliff Heather, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Eddie Daniels, Seldon Powell, Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, Richard Davis

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The In Between, Booker Ervin, 1968, Blue Note 4283

Tracks : The In Between, The Muse, Mour, Sweet Pea, Largo, Tyra

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Richard Williams, Bobby Few, Cevera Jeffries, Lenny McBrowne

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Monday Night, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, 1969, Solid State SS 18048

Tracks : Mornin' Reverend, Kids Are Pretty People, St. Louis Blues, The Waltz You Swang For Me, Say It Softly, The Second Race

Musicians : Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Danny Moore, Jimmy Nottingham, Richard Williams, Snooky Young, Garnett Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Knepper, Cliff Heather, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Seldon Powell, Eddie Daniels, Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, Richard Davis

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Central Park North, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, 1969, Solid State SS 18058

Tracks : ow Away Zone, Quietude, Jive Samba, The Groove Merchant, Big Dipper, Central Park North

Musicians : Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Danny Moore, Jimmy Nottingham, Richard Williams, Snooky Young, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Bennie Powell, Cliff Heather, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Farrell, Eddie Daniels, Joe Temperly, Roland Hanna, Barry Galbraith, Sam Brown, Richard Davis

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Left And Right, Roland Kirk, 1969, Atlantic 1518

Tracks : Black Mystery Has Been Revealed, Expansions, Lady's Blues, IX Love, Hot Cha, Quintessence, I Waited For You, A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing

Musicians : Roland Kirk, Richard Williams, Benny Powell, Dick Griffin, Pepper Adams, Daniel Jones, Ron Burton, Alice Coltrane, Vernon Martin, Jimmy Hopps, Gerald Brown, Warren Smith

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Walking In Space, Quincy Jones, 1969, A&M SP 3023

Tracks : Dead End, Walking In Space, Killer Joe, Love And Peace, I Never Told You, Oh Happy Day

Musicians : Quincy Jones, John Frosk, Freddie Hubbard, Lloyd Michels, Marvin Stamm, Dick Williams, Snooky Young, Jimmy Cleveland, George Jeffers, J.J. Johnson, Norman Pride, Alan Raph, Tony Studd, Kai Winding, Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Joel Kaye, Roland Kirk, Bob James, Paul Griffin, Eric Gale, Toots Thielemans, Ray Brown, Chuck Rainey, Bernard Purdie, Grady Tate, Hilda Harris, Maretha Stewart, Marilyn Jackson, Valerie Simpson

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America The Beautiful: An Account Of Its Disappearance, Gary McFarland, 1969, Skye SK-8

Tracks : 1st Movement: On This Site Shall Be Erected…, 2nd Movement: 80 Miles An Hour Through Beer-Can Country, 3rd Movement: Suburbia: Two Poodles And A Plastic Jesus, 4th Movement: If I Am Elected…, 5th Movement: Last Rites For The Promised Land, 6th Movement: Due To A Lack Of Interest, Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled

Musicians : Gary McFarland, Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young, Marvin Stamm, Randy Brecker, Richard Williams, Garnett Brown, Danny Bank, Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Ray Beckenstein, Romeo Penque, Wally Caine, Earl Chapin, Jim Buffington, Ray Alonge, Harvey Phillips, Warren Bernhardt, Eric Gayle, Chuck Rainey, Jerry Jemmott, Bernard Purdie, Bill Lavorgna, Warren Smith, plus strings

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Soul '69, Aretha Franklin, 1969, Atlantic

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Comment, Les McCann, 1970, Atlantic 1547

Tracks : How Many Broken Wings, Can't We Be Strangers Again, Unless It's You, What I Call Soul, Comment, Baby, Baby, Yours Is My Heart Alone

Musicians : Les McCann, Roberta Flack, Jimmy Owens, Joe Wilder, Richard Williams, Benjamin Powell, Dick Griffin, Seldon Powell, Richard Landry, Stanley Cowell, Roland Hanna, Junior Mance, Richard Tee, Billy Butler, Margaret Ross, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Donald Dean, plus a large choir on one track

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Music Inc., Charles Tolliver, , Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Hopps, 1971, Strata East SES 1971

Tracks : Ruthie's Heart, Brilliant Circles, Abscretions, Household Of Saud, On The Nile, Departure

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Hopps, Richard Williams, Virgil Jones, Larry Greenwich, Danny Moore, Jimmy Heath, Clifford Jordan, Bobby Brown, Wilbur Brown, Howard Johnson, Garnett Brown, Curtis Fuller, John Gordon, Dick Griffin

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Stolen Moments, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Big Band, 1971, Prestige PR 7834

Tracks : Trane Whistle, Whole Nelson, You Are Too Beautiful, The Stolen Moment, Walk Away, Jaws

Musicians : Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Clark Terry, Richard Williams, Bob Bryant, Melba Liston, Jimmy Cleveland, Jerome Richardson, George Barrow, Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson, Bob Ashton, Richard Wyands, Wendell Marshall, Roy Haynes

A reissue of Prestige 7206 Trane's Whistle.

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Soul Improvisations, Van McCoy, 1972, Buddah

Tracks : I'm In Love With You Baby, Don't Hang Me Up, Let Me Down Easy, Just In Case, Now That You're Gone, Soul Improvisations Part 1, Don't Rock The Boat, So Many Mountains, I Would Love To Love You, I Get Lovin' On My Mind, He Who Hath Ears To Hear (Let Him Hear), Soul Improvisations Part 2

Musicians : Van McCoy, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Snooky Young, Garnett Brown, Bobby Brown, George Barrow, Seldon Powell, Arthur Clarke, Richard Berg, Frank Owens, Carl Lynch, David Spinozza, William Butler, Vinnie Bell, Gordon Edwards, Jimmy Johnson, Ralph MacDonald, David Carey, George Devens, plus strings

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Living Time, Bill Evans / George Russell Orchestra, 1972, Columbia

Tracks : Living Time: Event I / Event II / Event III / Event IV / Event V / Event VI / Event VII / Event VIII

Musicians : Bill Evans, George Russell, Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Stanton Davis, Howard Johnson, Jimmy Giuffre, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, John Clark, Dave Bargeron, Sam Brown, Ted Saunders, Webster Lewis, Eddie Gómez, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Herb Bushler, Tony Williams, Marty Morell, Marc Belair

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Compositions Of, Fred Tompkins, 1973, Festival

Tracks : Odile, Yes, Compound, Fanfare III, Trio, Shh!, Two Sentiments, Circle, Find A Way

Musicians : Fred Tompkins, Cecil Bridgewater, Jimmy Owens, Richard Williams, Danny Repole, Mel Jerrigan, Al Kaplan, Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Al Gibbons, Jacob Berg, Bob Coleman, Pepper Adams, Barry Benjamin, Richard Jones, Lester Cantor, Bob Brock, Joe Takula, Gilberto, Munguia, Jun Taht, Richard Davis, Ron Carter, Wilbur Little, Mickey Bass, Billy Cobham, Elvin Jones

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Today's Man, Charles McPherson, 1973, Mainstream MRL 395

Tracks : Charisma, Naima, Invitation, Stranger In Paradise, Cheryl, Bell Bottoms

Musicians : Charles McPherson, Cecil Bridgewater, Richard Williams, Garnett Brown, Chris Woods, Frank Wess, Julius Watkins, Barry Harris, Lawrence Evans, Billy Higgins

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Svengali, Gil Evans, 1973, Atlantic 1643

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Charles, III, Charles Earland, 1973, Prestige 10061

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Crystals, Sam Rivers, 1974, Impulse! 9286

Tracks : Exultation, Tranquility, Postlude, Bursts, Orb, Earth Song

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Sinclair Acey, Ted Daniel, Richard Williams, Charles Stephens, Charles Majeed Greenlee, Joseph Daley, Joe Ferguson, Paul Jeffrey, Roland Alexander, Fred Kelly, Ronnie Boykins, Gregory Maker, Warren Smith, Harold Smith

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The Fourth Dimension, Jack McDuff, 1974, Cadet

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Impact, Charles Tolliver Music Inc & Orchestra, 1975, Strata East SES 19757

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Live At The Wichita Jazz Festival 1974, Clark Terry's Big B-A-D Band, 1975, Vanguard

Tracks : Una Mas, Nefertiti, Take The "A" Train, Randi, Mumbles, Sheba, Cold 'Tater Stomp

Musicians : Clark Terry, Greg Bobulinski, Oscar Gamby, Jimmy Nottingham, Richard Williams, Chuck Connors, Sonny Constanza, Jack Jeffers, Jance Robinson, Jimmy Wilkins, Charles Davis, Jimmy Heath, Arnie Lawrence, Ernie Wilkins, Phil Woods, Duke Jordan, Wilbur Little, Ed Soph

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From Disco To Love, Van McCoy, 1975, Buddah

Tracks : I'm In Love With You Baby, Just In Case, Don't Rock The Boat, Now That You're Gone, Let Me Down Easy, Don't Hang Me Up, Soul Improvisations, So Many Mountains, I Would Love To Love You

Musicians : Van McCoy, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Snooky Young, Garnett Brown, Bobby Brown, George Barrow, Seldon Powell, Arthur Clarke, Richard Berg, Frank Owens, Carl Lynch, David Spinozza, William Butler, Vinnie Bell, Gordon Edwards, Jimmy Johnson, Ralph MacDonald, David Carey, George Devens, plus strings

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Thad Jones And Mel Lewis, Thad Jones And Mel Lewis, 1975, BN-LA 392-H2

Tracks : Jive Samba, Mean What You Say, A Child is Born, Tiptoe, Get Out of My Life, Come Sunday, Woman's Got Soul, Groove Merchant, Big Dipper, Little Pixie, Central Park North Mornin' Reverend, You Won't Let Me Go, Fine Brown Frame, Be Anything (But Be Mine)

A double LP compilation. Part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Here And Now, Frank Foster, 1976, Catalyst 7613

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Other Folks' Music, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1976, Atlantic 1686

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Live At Buddy's Place, Clark Terry's Big B-A-D Band, 1976, Vanguard

Tracks : Modus Operandi, Come Sunday, Gap Sealer, Jeep's Blues, Swiss Air, Big Bad Blues, Sugar Cubes (Gribbines)

Musicians : Clark Terry, Dale Carley, Greg Bobulinski, Paul Cohen, Richard Williams, Eddie Bert, Jack Jeffers, Jimmy Wilkins, Sonny Costanzo, Charles Davis, Chris Woods, Dr Ronnie Oldrich, Ernie Wilkins, Frank Wess, Jack Jeffers, Ronnie Mathews, Victor Sproles, Ed Soph

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Duke's Delight, Duke Jordan Quintet, 1976, Steeplechase SCS 1046

Tracks : Truth, In My Solitude, Sultry Eve, Undecided Lady, Tall Grass, Duke's Delight

Musicians : Duke Jordan, Richard Williams, Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones, Al Foster

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Echoes of an Era: Bantu, Randy Weston, 1976, Roulette RE-130

Tracks : LP 1: Introduction, Uhuru Kwansa, African Lady, Bantu, Kucheza Blues / LP 2: Earth Birth, Nobody Knows the Trouble I Have Seen, Saucer Eyes, I Got Rhythm, Gingerbread, Cocktails for Two, Honeysuckle Rose, Fe-Double-U Blues

Musicians : LP 1: Randy Weston, Clark Terry, Benny Bailey, Richard Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Julius Watkins, Gigi Gryce, Yusef Lateef, Sahib Shihab, Budd Johnson, Jerome Richardson, Cecil Payne, Les Spann, Kenny Burrell, George Duvivier, Ron Carter, Max Roach, Charlie Persip, Wilbert G. T. Hoggan, Candido, Babatunde Olatunji, Armando Peraza, Martha Flowers, Brock Peters, Tuntemeke Sanga / LP 2: Randy Weston, Peck Morrison, Connie Kay

Recordings from 1957 and 1960. Released in Europe as Uhuru Africa.

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Echoes of an Era: In The Vernacular, John Handy Quintet / Quartet, 1976, Roulette RE-132

Tracks : I'll Close My Eyes, First Time, Suggested Line, Problem Too, Quote Unquote, Blues In The Vernacular, Dance To The Lady, I'll Never Smile Again, To Randy, Tales Of Paradise, Boo´s Ups And Downs, Hi Number, Prettyside Avenue, No Coast

Originally released on In The Ver·nac'u·lar (1959) and No Coast Jazz (1961)

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Club Date, Yusef Lateef, 1976, Impulse! 9310

Tracks : Oscarlypso, Gee Sam Gee, Rogi, Brother John, P-Bouk, Nu-Bouk

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Richard Williams, Mike Nock, Ernie Farrow, James Black

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Images, Oliver Nelson, 1976, Prestige 24060

Tracks : Screamin' The Blues, March On, March On, The Drive, The Meetin', Three Seconds, Alto-Itis, Images, Six And Four, Mama Lou, Ralph's New Blues, Straight Ahead, 111-44

Musicians : Oliver Nelson, Richard Williams (tracks 1 to 6), Eric Dolphy, Richard Wyands, George Duvivier, Roy Haynes Combines the album Screamin' The Blues and Straight Ahead.

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Rediscovered Masters, Red Garland, 1977, Prestige 24078

Tracks : Lover, Five O'Clock Whistle, Blues In Mambo, A Ticket, A Tasket, Estrellita, It Might As Well Be Spring, East Of The Sun, Blues In The Closet, Blue Velvet, Mr. Wonderful, Skinny's Blues, Soft Winds, Avalon

Musicians : Red Garland, Richard Williams (tracks 11-13), Oliver Nelson, Doug Watkins, Paul Chambers, Peck Morrisson, Art Taylor, Charlie Persip, Specs Wright, Ray Barretto

Recordings from 1959 and 1961.

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Red Star, Noah Howard featuring Kenny Clarke, 1977, Mercury

Tracks : Creole Girl, Lovers, Red Star

Musicians : Noah Howard, Richard Williams, Bobby Few, Guy Pederson, Kenny Clarke

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Positive Vibes, Vera Auer Quintet, 1977, Honeydew Records

Tracks : The Merciful One, Body And Soul, Rogi, Con Alma, Arkie

Musicians : Vera Auer, Richard Williams, Hugh Brody, Chris White, Rudy Collins

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Excition, Hilton Ruiz, 1977, Steeplechase SCS 1078

Tracks : Dedicated To The Cooker, Excition, The House That Love Built, Blues For Becky

Musicians : Hilton Ruiz, Richard Williams, Frank Foster, Buster Williams, Roy Brooks

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The Live Sessions: The Dedication Series Vol. XIII, Yusef Lateef, 1978, Impulse! 9353

Live recordings from Pep's Lounge, Philadelphia on June 26, 1964.

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Down In The Dumps, Booker Ervin, 1978, Savoy

Tracks : Down In The Dumps, Well Well, Mister Wiggles, When You're Smilin', Dee Da Doo, You Don't Know What Love Is, Autumn Leaves, The Trolley Song

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Billy Howell, Richard Williams, Horace Parlan, Nat Phipps, George Tucker, Al Harewood, Danny Richmond, Barbara Long

Tracks originally released on Savoy LPs in the early 1960s.

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Something New, Sam Jones 12 Piece Band, 1979, Interplay

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Presents Five Giants Of Jazz, Ted Harris, 1980, H & D Records

Tracks : Bug's Delight, Sunrise, Sunset, Fanny B, Polka Dots & Moonbeams, Easy, Feelings, Alfie

Musicians : Ted Harris, Richard Williams, Charles Williams, Tommy Flanagan, Bill Lee, Vernel Fournier

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Concert In The Virgin Islands, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, 1982, Discovery

Tracks : Island Virgin, Virgin Jungle, Fiddler On The Diddle, Jungle Kitty, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Big Fat Alice's Blues, Chelsea Bridge, The Opener, Mysterious Chick, Barefoot Stomper, Fade Up

Musicians : Duke Ellington, Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Herbie Jones, Richard Williams, Ray Nance, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Lawrence Brown, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Harry Carney, John Lams, Sam Woodyard

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Steppin' Into Beauty, Hilton Ruiz Trio/Quintet, 1982, Steeplechase SCS 1158

Tracks : Origin, Steppin' into Beauty, The Last Profit, The Goal, Excition

Musicians : Hilton Ruiz, Richard Williams, Frank Foster, Hakim Jami, Steve Solder, Buster Williams, Roy Brooks

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Reincarnation, Mingus Dynasty, 1982, Soul Note SN 1042

Tracks : Reincarnation Of A Love Bird, East Coasting, Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love, Jump Monk, Ecclusiastics

Musicians : Richard Williams, Jimmy Knepper, Ricky Ford, Sir Roland Hanna, Reggie Johnson, Kenny Washington

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Vern Fridie And The Jazz Deciples, Vern Fridie And The Jazz Deciples, 1983, Co Op Records

Tracks : I Want To Be Happy, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Everyday, Beckys Blues, Coral Keys, Epistrophy, Cherokee, Theme

Musicians : Vern Fridie, Richard Williams, C Sharpe, Walter Bishop Jr., Hal Dodson, Leroy Williams, Herb Slater

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1969, Paris, Vol. 1, Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra, 1990, Royal Jazz

Tracks : Low Down, Don't Ever Leave Me, Mean What You Say, Willow Tree, Once Around, Don't Get Sassy

Musicians : Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Al Porcino, Danny Moore, Richard Williams, Snooky Young, Ashley Fannell, Cliff Heather, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Eddie Daniels, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Henderson, Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, Richard Davis

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Blues In Thirds, Earl Hines, 1991, Black Lion

Tracks : The Shadow Of Your Smile, Dr. Wong's Bag, Pensive Miss, Original, My Monday Date, Here's That Rainy Day, But Beautiful, Dr. Wong's Bag, Blues In Thirds

Musicians : Earl Hines, Snooky Young, Emmett Berry, Richard Williams, Irvin Stokes, Henderson Chambers, Jimmy Cleveland, Vic Dickenson, Bobby Donaldson, Rick Henderson, Budd Johnson, Al Gibson, Russ Andrews, Bill Pemberton, Oliver Jackson

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The Complete Solid State Recordings Of, Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra, 1994, Mosaic

Tracks : ABC Blues, Kids Are Pretty People, Don't Ever Leave Me, Once Around, Three And One, Balanced Scales = Justice, Willow Weep For Me, Mean What You Say, Sophisticated Lady, Willow Tree, Hawaii, The Little Pixie, A-That's Freedom, The Second Race, Willow Tree, Quietude, Bachafillen, Lover Man, Mornin' Reverend, Samba Con Getchu, Willow Tree, Don't Git Sassy, Say It Softly, Mornin' Reverend, Kids Are Pretty People, The Second Race, St. Louis Blues, The Waltz You Swang For Me, Central Park North, Jive Samba, Quietude, Big Dipper, Tow Away Zone, The Groove Merchant, Consummation, Dedication, Tiptoe, It Only Happens Every Time, Fingers, Us, A Child Is Born, Ahunk Ahunk

A 5 CD set of music recorded between 1966 and 1970 and released primarily on albums on the Solid State label. Richard Williams plays on all tracks on CDs 1 to 4.

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Aces Back To Back, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1998, 32 Jazz

A 4 CD set that combines the albums Left and Right, Rahsaan Rahsaan, Prepare Thyself To Deal With a Miracle, and Other Folks Music. Richard Williams plays on the Other Folks Music album.

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The Complete 1959 Columbia Recordings, Charles Mingus, 1998, Columbia

A 3 CD box that combines the albums Mingus Ah Um (1959) and Mingus Dynasty (1960) and adds alternate takes from the recording sessions. Richard Williams plays on Mingus Dynasty and some of the alternate takes.

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The Soul Clinic / Blues Shout, Hank Crawford / Leo Wright, 1999

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Mosaic Select 6: John Patton, 2003, Mosaic MS-006

Comprises five albums released on Blue Note between 1963 and 1968: Along Came John (1963), The Way I Feel (1964), Oh, Baby! (1965), That Certain Feeling (1968) and Understanding (1968).

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The Funkiest Little Band In The World / Tribute To Basie, Jimmy McGriff, 2009, LRC

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Only The Best Of, Volume 1, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 2009, Collectables

A 7 CD set that combines the 8 albums The Inflated Tear, Left and Right, Blacknuss, Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color, Other Folks Music, Kirkatron, and Boogie-Woogie String Along for Real. Richard Williams plays on the Other Folks Music album.

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Doin' The Gigi, Gigi Gryce, 2011, Uptown

Tracks : Blues in Bloom, A Premonition of You, A Night in Tunisia, Down Home, Blues in Bloom, Dancing the Gigi, Sonor, Down Home, Take the "A" Train, Stompin' at the Savoy, I'll Walk Alone, Caravan, All the Things You Are, Leila's Blues, There Will Never Be Another You, Man of Moods, The Blues Walk

Musicians : Gigi Gryce, Richard Williams, Cecil Payne, Eddie Costa, Duke Jordan, Richard Wyands (first 12 tracks), Julian Euell, Wendell Marshall, Mickey Roker, Art Taylor

Previously unreleased live and studio tracks from 1957, 1960 and 1961.

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The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady / Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus, Charles Mingus, 2011

Brings together albums originally released in 1963 and 1964. Richard Williams plays on both albums.

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