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Sonny Fortune discography

This is a discography of Sonny Fortune albums and albums by other musicians that feature Sonny Fortune


Sonny Fortune: leader and co-leader discography

Trip On The Strip, Stan Hunter & Sonny Fortune, 1966, Prestige PR 7458

Tracks : Trip On The Strip, Yesterday, Corn Flakes, This Is All I Ask, HFR, Invitation, Sonny's Mood

Musicians : Stan Hunter, Sonny Fortune, Sherman Suber, John Royal

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Long Before Our Mothers Cried, Sonny Fortune, 1974, Strata East SES 7423

Tracks : Long Before Our Mothers Cried, A Tribute To A Holiday (Billie), Sound Of Silents, Five For Trane, Wayneish

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Charles Sullivan, Stanley Cowell, Wayne Dockery, Chip Lyle, Angel Allende, Mario Muńoz, Richie Pablo Landrum*

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Awakening, Sonny Fortune, 1975, Horizon SP 704

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Waves of Dreams, Sonny Fortune, 1976, Horizon SP 711

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Serengeti Minstrel, Sonny Fortune, 1977, Atlantic

Tracks : Bacchanal, The Afro-Americans, There´s Something Smart About Being Stupid, Not All Dreams Are Real, Never Again Is Such A Long Time, Serengeti Minstrel

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Woody Shaw, Kenny Barron, Jack Wilkins, Gary King, Jack DeJohnette, Rafael Cruz, Sammy Figueroa

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Infinity Is, Sonny Fortune, 1978, Atlantic

Tracks : Turning It Over, A Ballad For The Times, This Is Of Infinity, Perihelion, The Blues Are Green, Samba Touch, Make Up

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Tom Browne, Larry Willis, Allan Zavod, Ray Gomez, Anthony Jackson, Steve Jordan, Sammy Figueroa, Rafael Cruz

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With Sound Reason, Sonny Fortune, 1979, Atlantic

Tracks : Igbob's Shuffle, Boy From Witbank, Francisco, Come In Out Of The Rain, Georgiana, Loneliness Returns, Afortunado

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Larry Willis, Ray Gomez, Mark Egan, Willie Weeks, Steve Jordan, Sammy Figueroa, Manolo Bachena, Raphael Cruz

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Great Friends, Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, Stanley Cowell, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart, 1987, Black And Blue

Tracks : Cal Massey, It Is Not True, Simply Because You Cannot Believe it, Thoughts, Equipoise, Synapse, East Harlem Nostalgia, Insight, Awakening

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, Stanley Cowell, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart

Originally released in Europe in 1987. Subsequently released on Evidence in the US in 2003.

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Laying It Down, Sonny Fortune, 1992, Konnex KCD 5030

Tracks : It's A Bird, Mind Games, Laying It Down, Pent Up House, Tribute To A Holiday, Real Knowing, From Now On, Blue And Green

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Kenny Barron, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart

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It Ain't What It Was, Sonny Fortune, 1992, Konnex KCD 5030

Tracks : It Ain't What It Was, Gentle Rain, Wayne-Ish, Lush Life, Straight Street, With Sound Reason, A Swing Touch

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Mulgrew Miller, Santi DeBriano, Billy Hart

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Monk's Mood, Sonny Fortune, 1993, Konnex KCD 5048

Tracks : Little Rootie Tootie, Nutty, Monk's Mood, In Walked Bud, Misterioso, I Mean You, Ruby, My Dear, Off Minor

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Kirk Lightsey, David Williams, Joe Chambers

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Alto Memories, Gary Bartz & Sonny Fortune, 1994, Verve

Tracks : Stolen Moments, U.F.O, Jeannine, Minority, Billie's Bounce, Embraceable You, Capuchin Swing, Lonely Woman, When Lights Are Low, Warm Valley

Musicians : Gary Bartz, Sonny Fortune, Buster Williams, Jack DeJohnette

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Four In One, Sonny Fortune, 1994, Blue Note

Tracks : Four in One, Criss-Cross, Reflections, Monk's Dream, Hornin' In, Coming on the Hudson, Trinkle, Tinkle, Pannonica, Hackensack, Ask Me Now

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Kirk Lightsey, Buster Williams, Santi Debriano, Billy Hart, Ronnie Burrage

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A Better Understanding, Sonny Fortune, 1995, Blue Note

Tracks : Mind Games, Laying It Down, Awakening, A Swing Touch, Never Again Is Such A Long Time, It Ain't What It Was, It's A Bird, Tribute To A Holiday, Long Before Our Mothers Cried

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Jerry Gonzalez, Robin Eubanks, Kenny Barron, Wayne Dockery, Ronnie Burrage, Billy Hart, Steve Berrios

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From Now On, Sonny Fortune, 1996, Blue Note

Tracks : Glue Fingers, This Side of Infinity, From Now On, Come in Out of The Rain, Suspension, On Second and Fifth, Gift Of Love, Thoughts

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Eddie Henderson, Joe Lovano, John Hicks, Santi Debriano, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Steve Berrios

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In the Spirit of John Coltrane, Sonny Fortune, 2000, Shanachie

Tracks : Trane And The Things, Hangin' Out With JC, Africa, In The Spirit, Mr. Jones, Hangin' Out With JC Again, Olé, Say What, For John

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, John Hicks, Santi Debriano, Reggie Workman, Ronnie Burrage, Rashied Ali, Julio Collazo, Steve Berrios

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Continuum, Sonny Fortune, 2003, Sound Reason

Tracks : Trane and Things, Wayne-Ish, Delilah, Sound's Silent, A Space in Time, Continuum, Mongo Blue, Five Four Trane, Nature Boy

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, George Cables, Wayne Dockery, Steve Johns, Steve Berrios

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Live At The A-Trane, Sonny Fortune with Ernst Bier, Matthias Bätzel, Karl Schloz, 2006?, Konnex KCD 5174

Tracks : From Now On, Waynish, Delilah, Sunshower, Hangin Out With J.C.

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Ernst Bier, Matthias Bätzel, Karl Schloz

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You and the Night and the Music, Sonny Fortune, 2007, 18th & Vine

Tracks : Sweet Georgia Brown, You And the Night And the Music, Charade, 'Round Midnight,k Besame Mucho, Love Song, The End Of a Love Affair, For Duke And Cannon, BeBop

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, George Cables, Chip Jackson, Steve Johns

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Last Night At Sweet Rhythm, Sonny Fortune, 2010, Sound Reason

Tracks : It Ain't What It Was, The Blues Are Green, Never Again Is Such A Long Time, In Waves Of Dreams, A Tribute To A Holiday, The Joneses, Laying It Down

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Michael Cochrane, David Williams, Steve Johns

Recorded live at Sweet Rhythm in New York.

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Sonny Fortune: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Soul Bag, Mongo Santamaria, 1968, Columbia CS 9653

Tracks : In The Midnight Hour, Baby What You Want Me To Do, Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Hot Dog, Cold Sweat, My Girl, Respect, Up, Up And Away, Green Onions, Groovin', Chili Beans

Musicians : Mongo Santamaria, Luis Gasca, Ray Maldonado, Sonny Fortune, Hubert Laws, Mauricio Smith, Rodgers Grant, Victor Venegas, Bernard Purdie, Chihuahua, Ray Maldonado, Stephen Berrios

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Stone Soul, Mongo Santamaria, 1969, Columbia CS 9780

Tracks : See-Saw, Son-Of-A-Preacher Man, Love Child, Where Are We, Hitchcock Railway, Stoned Soul Picnic, Who's Making Love, The Now Generation, Little Green Apples, Cloud Nine

Musicians : Mongo Santamaria, Gasca, Hadley Caliman, Hubert Laws, Sonny Fortune, Art Kaplan, Rodgers Grant, William Allen, Bernard Purdie, Julito Collazo, Osualdo Martinez, Steve Berrios

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Workin' On A Groovy Thing, Mongo Santamaria, 1969, Columbia CS 9937

Tracks : Workin' On A Groovy Thing, Spinning Wheel, Too Busy Thinking About My Baby, We Got Latin Soul, Getting It Out Of My System, Proud Mary, It's Your Thing, My Cherie Amour, Get Back, Ain't That Peculiar, Twenty-Five Miles

Musicians : Mongo Santamaria, Louis Gasca, Ray Maldonado, Art Kaplan, Charlie Owens, Joe Farrell, Sonny Fortune, Rodgers Grant, William Allen, Bernard Purdie, Julito Collazo, Chihuahua Martinez, Steve Berrios

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Tell It Like It Is, George Benson, 1969, A&M SP 3020

Tracks : Soul Limbo, Are You Happy?, Tell It Like It Is, Land Of 1000 Dances, Jackie, All, Dontcha Hear Me Callin' To Ya, Water Brother, My Woman's Good To Me, Jama Joe, My Cherie Amour, Out In The Cold Again

Musicians : George Benson, Lew Soloff, Arthur Clarke, Bob Porcelli, Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Sonny Fortune, Rodgers Grant, Richard Tee, Bob Bushnell, Jerry Jemmott, Jim Fielder, Leo Morris, Paul Alicea, Angel Allende, Johnny Pacheco

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The Other Side Of Abbey Road, George Benson, 1969, A&M SP 3028

Tracks : Golden Slumbers, You Never Give Me Your Money, Because / Come Together, Oh! Darling, Here Comes The Sun, I Want You (She's So Heavy), Something / Octopus's Garden, The End

Musicians : George Benson, Freddie Hubbard, Bernie Glow, Marvin Stamm, Mel Davis, Wayne Andre, Sonny Fortune, Don Ashworth, Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Phil Bodner, Bob James, Ernie Hayes, Herbie Hancock, Max Pollikoff, Raoul Poliakin, Emanuel Vardi, George Ricci, Jerry Jemmott, Ron Carter, Ed Shaughnessy, Idris Muhammad, Andy Gonzalez, Ray Barretto

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Direct Me, Clydie King, 1970, Lizard

Tracks : Direct Me, Ain't My Stuff Good Enough, First Time, Last Time, Never Like This Before, I Can't Go On Without Love, 'Bout Love, Long Road Ahead, B Minor, You Need Love Like I Do, Don't You, The Long And Winding Road

Musicians : Clydie King, Sonny Fortune, Billy Preston, David T. Walker, Bob West, Paul Humphrey, William Allen, Sandra Crouch, The Blackberries

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David Young, David Young, 1971, Mainstream MRL 323

Tracks : Pisces On The Cusp, For You With Love, Down Yonder, Joe Splivingates, Friday The Fourteenth, Animated Suspension

Musicians : Dave Young, Virgil Jones, Sonny Fortune, Harold Mabern, Richard Davis, Idris Muhammad

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Sahara, McCoy Tyner, 1972, Milestone 9039

Tracks : Ebony Queen, A Prayer For My Family, Valley Of Life, Rebirth, Sahara

Musicians : McCoy Tyner, Sonny Fortune, Calvin Hill, Alphonze Mouzon

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Song for My Lady, McCoy Tyner, 1972, Milestone 9044

Tracks : Native Song, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Song for My Lady, A Silent Tear, Essence

Musicians : McCoy Tyner, Charles Tolliver (tracks 1 and 5), Sonny Fortune, Michael White (tracks 1 and 5), Calvin Hill, Alphonse Mouzon, Mtume

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Akilah!, Melvin Sparks, 1972, Prestige 10039

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He's Coming, Roy Ayers Ubiquity, 1972, Polydor

Tracks : He's A Superstar, He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother, Ain't Got Time, I Don't Know How To Love Him, He's Coming, We Live In Brooklyn Baby, Sweet Butterfly Of Love, Sweet Tears, Fire Weaver

Musicians : Roy Ayres, Sonny Fortune, Bob Fusco, Sam Brown, John Williams, Ron Carter, Selwart Clarke, David Lee, Jr., Billy Cobham, Juma Santos, Carol Smiley, Gloria Jones, Victoria Hospedale

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The Man From Shaft, Richard Roundtree, 1972, MGM

Tracks : Gets Hard Sometimes, Peace In The Morning, I'm Here, Street Brother, Man From Shaft, Tree Of Life, Lovin', Sagittarian Lady, The Letter

Musicians : Richard Roundtree, Thad Jones, Joe Dupars, Joseph Gardner, John Moseley, Garnett Brown, Andy Gadsden, Billy Harper, Sonny Fortune, Jerry Dodgion, Hubert Laws, Pepper Adams, Joe Farrell, Brooks Tillotson, Earl Chapin, James Buffington, Peter Gordon, Tony Miranda, Howard Johnson, Bob Woos, Tom Brimm, Eugene McDaniels, Bobby West, Ray Brown, Richard Davis, Maurice McKinley, plus strings and backing vocals

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Bad Walking Woman, Leon Spencer Jr., 1972, Prestige 10042

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Where I'm Coming From, Leon Spencer Jr., 1973, Prestige 10063

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The Essence Of Mystery, Alphonse Mouzon, 1973, Blue Note BN-LA 059-G

Tracks : The Essence Of Mystery, Funky Finger, Crying Angels, Why Can't We Make It, Macrobian, Spring Water, Sunflower, Thank You Lord, Antonia

Musicians : Alphonse Mouzon, Buddy Terry, Sonny Fortune, Larry Willis, Buster Williams, Wilbur Bascomb Jr.

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Izipho Zam (My Gifts), Pharoah Sanders, 1973, Strata East SES 19733

Tracks : Prince Of Peace, Balance, Izipho Zam

Musicians : Nat Bettis, Chief Bey, Sonny Fortune, Billy Hart, Howard Johnson, Cecil McBee, Pharoah Sanders, Majeed Shabazz, Sonny Sharrock, Sirone, Lonnie Liston Smith, Leon Thomas, Tony Wylie

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Song of the New World, McCoy Tyner, 1973, Milestone 9049

Tracks : Afro Blue, Little Brother, The Divine Love, Some Day, Song Of The New World

Musicians : McCoy Tyner, Cecil Bridgewater, Jon Faddis, Virgil Jones, Garnett Brown, Dick Griffin, Sonny Fortune, Harry Smyles, Kiane Zawadi, Julius Watkins, William Warnick III, Willie Ruff, Bob Stewart, Juni Booth, Alphonze Mouzon, Sonny Morgan

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Ethnic Expressions, Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth, 1973, Im-Hotep

Tracks : M'Jumbe, The Last Prophet, The Smart Set, Eboness, Eboness (Kwanza)

Musicians : Roy Brooks, Cecil Bridgewater, Olu Dara, Sonny Fortune, John Stubblefield, Hamiet Bluiett, Joseph Bonner, Hilton Ruiz, Reggie Workman, Lawrence Williams, Richard Landrum, Eddie Jefferson

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Red, Black And Green, Roy Ayers Ubiquity, 1973, Polydor

Tracks : Ain't No Sunshine, Henceforth, Day Dreaming, Red Black & Green, Cocoa Butter, Rhythms Of Your Mind, Papa Was A Rolling Stone

Musicians : Roy Ayers, Charles Tolliver, Garnett Brown, Sonny Fortune, Harry Whitaker, Billy Nichols, Bob Fusco, David Barron, Clint Houston, Emir Ksasan, Dennis Davis, Billy King, Daniel Benzebulon, plus strings and backing vocals

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Genesis, Charles Sullivan, 1974, Strata East SES 7413

Tracks : Evening Song, Good-Bye Sweet John (In Memory Of John Foster: Pianist), Field Holler, Now I'll Sleep, Genesis

Musicians : Charles Sullivan, Sonny Fortune, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Stanley Cowell, L. Sharon Freeman, Alex Blake, Anthony Jackson, Alphonse Mouzon, Billy Hart, Lawrence Killian, Dee Dee Bridgewater

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African Space Program, Dollar Brand, 1974, Enja

Tracks : Tintiyana, First Part, Tintiyana, Second Part, Jabulani - Easter Joy

Musicians : Dollar Brand, Cecil Bridgewater, Charles Sullivan, Enrico Rava, Kiani Zawadi, John Stubblefield, Sonny Fortune, Carlos Ward, Hamiet Bluiett, Roland Alexander, Cecil McBee, Roy Brooks

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Big Fun, Miles Davis, 1974, Columbia

Tracks : Great Expectations: Great Expectations/Orange Lady, Ife, Go Ahead John, Lonely Fire

Musicians : Miles Davis, Steve Grossman, Wayne Shorter, Carlos Garnett, Sonny Fortune (on Ife), Bennie Maupin, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Larry Young, Lonnie Liston Smith, Harold I. Williams, Jr., John McLaughlin, Khalil Balakrishna, Michael Henderson, Ron Carter, Dave Holland, Harvey Brooks, Billy Cobham, Billy Hart, Jack DeJohnette, Al Foster, Badal Roy, Bihari Sharima, James Mtume, Airto Moreira

A double LP of tracks recorded between 1969 and 1972.

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Get Up with It, Miles Davis, 1974, Columbia

Tracks : He Loved Him Madly, Maiysha, Honky Tonk, Rated X, Calypso Frelimo, Red China Blues, Mtume, Billy Preston

Musicians : Miles Davis, Sonny Fortune (tracks 2 & 7), David Liebman, Carlos Garnett, John Stubblefield, Steve Grossman, Herbie Hancock, Cedric Lawson, Keith Jarrett, Cornell Dupree, Dominique Gaumont, Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas, Khalil Balakrishna, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, Bernard Purdie, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira, James Mtume, Badal Roy, Wally Chambers

A double LP of tracks recorded between 1970 and 1974.

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Black Survival: The Sahel Concert At Town Hall, Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth, 1974, Im-Hotep

Tracks : Black Survival, Black Survival - Here And Now, Sahel, Black Survival Crisis, Crisis (Continued), Dialogue, Relief, Black Survival - Prologue

Musicians : Roy Brooks, Cecil Bridgewater, Sonny Fortune, John Stubblefield, Joe Bonner, Reggie Workman, Lawrence Williams, Dee Dee Bridgewater, JorDora Marshall

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Tales Of The Exonerated Flea, Horacee Arnold, 1974, Columbia

Tracks : Puppett Of The Seasons, Sing Nightjar, Benzélé Windows, Tales Of The Exonerated Flea, Delicate Evasions, Chinnereth II, Euroaquilo Silence

Musicians : Horacee Arnold, Sonny Fortune, Art Webb, Jan Hammer, David Friedman, Ralph Towner, John Abercrombie, Clint Huston, George Mraz, Rick Laird, Dom Um Romao, Dave Johnson

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Very Live at Buddy's Place, Buddy Rich, 1974, Groove Merchant GM 3301

Tracks : Chameleon, Jumpin' At The Woodside, Sierra Lonely, Cardin Blue, Nica's Dream, Billy's Bounce

Musicians : Buddy Rich, Sal Nistico, Sonny Fortune, Kenny Barron, Mike Abene, Jack Wilkins, Anthony Jackson, Jimmy Maeulen

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Sum of the Parts, Larry Ridley, 1975, Strata East SES 19759

Tracks : Changa Chikuyo, It Was A Very Good Year, Well You Needn't, Go Down Moses, Feelin' Blue, Indiana Avenue, In A Sentimental Mood, Never Can Say Goodbye

Musicians : Larry Ridley, Sonny Fortune, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Cornell Dupree, Grady Tate, Errol 'Crusher' Bennett

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The Camel, Michael Carvin, 1975, Steeplechase SCS 1038

Tracks : Osun, Naima, Kwebena's Blues, M.C. Blues, The Camel

Musicians : Michael Carvin, Cecil Bridgewater, Sonny Fortune, Ron Burton, Calvin Hill

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Spirit Man, Weldon Irvine, 1975, RCA Victor

Tracks : We Gettin' Down, Softly, Pogo Stick, Blast Off, Jungle Juice, Yasmin, The Power And The Glory, Softly

Musicians : Weldon Irvine, Charles Sullivan, Everett Hollins, Sonny Fortune, Henry Grate, Jr., Cleveland Freeman, Bud Johnson, Jr., Wesley Watson, Napoleon Revels, Floyd Butler, Harry Elston

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Tuff Dude, Buddy Rich, 1975, Groove Merchant 4407

Tracks : Nuttville, Kilimanjaro Cookout, Big Mac, Backwood Sideman, Time Check, Prelude To A Kiss, Waltz Of The Mushroom Hunters, Senator Sam, Chameleon, Jumpin' At The Woodside, Sierra Lonely, Cardin Blue, Nica's Dream, Billie's Bounce

A double LP that combines the albums The Roar Of '74 and Very Live At Buddy's Place. Sonny Fortune plays on Very Live At Buddy's Place.

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Agharta, Miles Davis, 1976, CBS/Sony (Columbia)

Tracks : Prelude (Part 1), Prelude (Part 2), Maiysha, Theme from Jack Johnson, Interlude

Musicians : Miles Davis, Sonny Fortune, Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, Mtume

A double LP of live music recorded in February 1975 in Osaka, Japan.

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Pangaea, Miles Davis, 1976, CBS/Sony (Columbia)

Tracks : Zimbabwe, Gondwana

Musicians : Miles Davis, Sonny Fortune, Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, Mtume

A double LP of live music recorded in February 1975 in Osaka, Japan.

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Pinnacle, Buster Williams, 1976, Muse 5080

Tracks : The Hump, Noble Ego, Pinnacle, Tayamisha, Batuki

Musicians : Buster Williams Woody Shaw, Earl Turbinton, Sonny Fortune, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Billy Hart, Guilherme Franco, Marcus, Suzanne Klewan

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Hotmosphere, Dom Um Romao, 1976, Pablo

Tracks : Escravos De Jo, Mistura Fina, Caravan, Spring, Pra Que Chorar, Amor Em Jacuma, Cisco Two, Tumbalelę, Piparapara, Chovendo Na Roseira

Musicians : Dom Um Romao, Alan Rubin, Claudio Roditi, Jack Jeffries, Tom Malone, Ronnie Cuber, Sonny Fortune, Mauricio Smith, Lou Del Gatto, Dom Salvador, Ricardo Peixoto, Sivuca, Pat Dixon, Ulysses Kirksey, Ron Carter, Tito Russo, Steve Kroon, Célia Vaz, Gloria Oliveira, Julie Janiero

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Three Or Four Shades Of Blue, Charles Mingus, 1977, Atlantic

Tracks : Better Git Hit In Your Soul, Goodbye, Porkpie Hat, Noddin Ya Head Blues, Three Or Four Shades Of Blues, Nobody Knows

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Jack Walrath, Ricky Ford, George Coleman, Sonny Fortune (track 5), Bob Neloms, Jimmy Rowles, Philip Catherine, Larry Coryell, John Scofield, Ron Carter, George Mraz, Dannie Richmond

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Innocence, Kenny Barron, 1978, Wolf 1203

Tracks : Sunshower, Innocence, Bacchanal, Sunday Morning, Nothing To Fear

Musicians : Kenny Barron, Jimmy Owens, Sonny Fortune, Buster Williams, Gary King, Ben Riley, Brian Brake, Billy Hart, Rafael Cruz

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Live At Montreux, The Atlantic Family, 1978, Atlantic

Tracks : Bahia (Na Baixa Do Sapateiro), Jadoo, Everything Must Change, McEwan's Export, One To One, Pick Up The Pieces

Musicians : Sonny Fortune plays on tracks 2 and 6 on this double LP of "super session" live recordings featuring numerous musicians from the Atlantic recording roster.

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Live At Town Hall, Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth, 1979, Baystate RVJ-6028

Tracks : The Last Profet, So What, Blues For The Carpenters Saw, Moodys Mood For Love Epistrophy

Musicians : Roy Brooks, Marcus Belgrave, Sonny Fortune, Sonny Red, Mickey Tucker, Reggie Workman, Roy Haynes, Eddie Jefferson

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The Bull, Buddy Rich, 1980, Chiaroscuro

Tracks : Sierra Lonely, Billy's Bounce, Chameleon, Howie's Tune, The Bull, Second Avenue Blue

Musicians : Buddy Rich, Sal Nistico, Sonny Fortune, Kenny Barron, Jack Wilkins, Anthony Jackson

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Mellow, Herbie Mann, 1981, Atlantic

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On The Move, Nat Adderley, 1982, Theresa 117

Tracks : Malandro, The Boy With The Sad Eyes, To Wisdom The Prize, Naturally, The Scene

Musicians : Nat Adderley, Sonny Fortune, Larry Willis, Walter Booker, Jimmy Cobb

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Solo Brothers, Charles Schwartz with the Philharmonic Virtuosi Of New York, 1983, Inner City

Tracks : Snake Hips, Shimmy, Romp, Stomp

Musicians : Jon Hendricks, Kenny Burrell, Jon Faddis, Sonny Fortune, Jimmy Maxwell, Joan Heller, Oscar Ravina, Bonnie Hartman, Lew Norton, Scott Kuney, Elizabeth Brown, Jean Kopperud, Gordon Gottlieb, Joseph Passaro, Cameron Grant

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You, Me And He, Mtume, 1984, Epic

Tracks : C.O.D. (I'll Deliver), You Are My Sunshine, You, Me And He, I Simply Like, Prime Time, Tie Me Up, Sweet For You And Me, To Be Or Not To Bop That Is The Question (Whether We Funk Or Not)

Musicians : Mtume, Frank Elmo, Jimmy Heath, Sonny Fortune, Vincent Henry, Stan Harrison, Ed "Tree" Moore, Philip Field, Bernie Worell, David Frank, Dunn Pearson, Raymond Jackson, Curt Jones, Kevin Robinson, Tawatha, Clarence "Binky" Brice, Ira Siegel, Steve "Bam" Becker, Angel Colon, Kirth Atkin, Gary "Bone" Cooper

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Live at Pit Inn, Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, 1985, Polydor

Tracks : George And Me, Shinjitsu, My One And Only Love, Zange

Musicians : Elvin Jones, Sonny Fortune, Pat LaBarbera, Fumio Karashima, Richard Davis

Recorded live at the Pit Inn in Tokyo.

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Danjiri, The New York Saxophone Madness, 1985, CAC

Tracks : Danjiri - Prelude, Wayneish, Sunshower

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, Kenny Barron, Stafford James, Jimmy Cobb

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Blue Autumn, Nat Adderley, 1986, Theresa 122

Tracks : For Duke and Cannon, The Fifth Labor of Hercules, Book's Bossa, Blue Autumn, Tallahassee Kid

Musicians : Nat Adderley, Sonny Fortune, Larry Willis, Walter Booker, Jimmy Cobb

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Obeah, Santi Debriano, 1987, Free Lance FRL 008

Tracks : Offering, Anima, Obeah, Mind Reader, Evolution, Golden Legacy, Time Is of the Essence, Bijou, Sunset

Musicians : Santi Debriano, Sonny Fortune, Jerry Gonzalez, Kenny Barron, Paul Meyers, Billy Hart

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Revelation, Michael Carvin, 1989, Muse 5399

Tracks : Revelation, It Might as Well Be Spring, Morning, Effi, Thabo, Body and Soul Avotcka We Three Kings

Musicians : Michael Carvin, Claudio Roditi, Cecil Bridgewater, Sonny Fortune, Cyrus Chestnet, John Hicks, David Williams

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Bukra, Rabih Abou-Khalil, 1989, MMP

Tracks : Fortune Seeker, Bukra, Kibbe, Remember... The Desert, Nayla, Time

Musicians : Rabih Abou-Khalil, Sonny Fortune, Glen Moore, Glen Velez, Ramesh Shotham

Released on Enja in 1993.

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Al-Jadida, Rabih Abou-Khalil, 1991, Enja

Tracks : Catania, Nashwa, An Evening With Jerry, When The Lights Go Out, Storyteller, Ornette Never Sleeps, Nadim, Wishing Well

Musicians : Rabih Abou-Khalil, Sonny Fortune, Glen Moore, Ramesh Shotham, Nabil Khaiat

Released on Enja in 1993.

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Crowd Scene, Mal Waldron, 1992, Soul Note

Tracks : Crowd Scene, Yin And Yang

Musicians : Mal Waldron, Ricky Ford, Sonny Fortune, Reggie Workman, Eddie Moore

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In Europe, Elvin Jones, 1992, Enja

Tracks : Ray, Doll of the Bride, Island Birdie

Musicians : Elvin Jones, Sonny Fortune, Ravi Coltrane, Willie Pickens, Chip Jackson

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When I Was at Aso-Mountain, Elvin Jones, 1993, Enja

Tracks : Beautiful Love, I Was Too Young, You Don't Know What Love Is, My Dream Come True, to E.J., Dream Gypsy, When I Was at Aso-Mountain, Soultrane, Stella by Starlight

Musicians : Elvin Jones, Sonny Fortune, Takehisa Tanaka, Cecil McBee

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Inside Out, David Janeway, 1993, Timeless SJP 402

Tracks : Uncrowned King, Elaine, Open Sea, Inside Out, Impetus, Three Little Words, Samba For Bolinas

Musicians : David Janeway, Sonny Fortune, Billy Hart, Valery Ponomarev, Chip Jackson

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Sparks! / Akilah!, Melvin Sparks, 1993, Beat Goes Public

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Where Are You?, Mal Waldron, 1994, Soul Note

Tracks : Where Are You? (Take I), Waltz For Marianne, Wha's Nine?, Where Are You? (Take II)

Musicians : Mal Waldron, Ricky Ford, Sonny Fortune, Reggie Workman, Eddie Moore

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It Don't Mean A Thing..., Elvin Jones, 1994, Enja

Tracks : Green Chimneys, A Lullaby of Itsugo Village, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Lush Life, Zenzo's Spirit, A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing/Ask Me Now, Bopsy, Fatima's Waltz, A Change Is Gonna Come

Musicians : Elvin Jones, Nicholas Payton, Delfeayo Marsalis, Sonny Fortune, Willie Pickens, Cecil McBee, Kevin Mahogany

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Closer to the Source, Dizzy Gillespie, 1994, Atlantic

Tracks : Could It Be You, It's Time For Love, Closer To The Source, You're No. 1 In My Book, Iced Tea, Just Before Dawn, Textures

Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie, Branford Marsalis, Sonny Fortune,k Barry Eastmond, Kenny Kirkland, Hiram Bullock, Tom Barney, Marcus Miller, Buddy Williams, Tony Cintron Jr., Stevie Wonder, Marty Bracey, Mino Cinelu, Angel Rogers

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Live On Planet Earth, Nat Adderley Quintet / Cannonball Adderley Group, 1995, Westwind / Evidence

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Songs And Sounds, Pat DiNizio, 1997, Velvel

Tracks : Where I Am Going, Nobody But Me, 124 MPH, Running, Jumping, Standing Still, Everyday World, No Love Lost, A World Apart, Today It's You, Liza, Somewhere Down The Line, You Should Know, I'd Rather Have The Blues

Musicians : Pat DiNizio, J.J. Burnel, Tony "Thunder" Smith, Sonny Fortune

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Afro American Latin, Mongo Santamaria, 2000, Columbia

Tracks : Obatala, Mi Reina Guajira, Mambo Leah, Sheila, Boogaloo Wow, Me And You Baby (Picao Y Tostao), Naked If You Want To, Mama Papa Tu, Afro American, Naked If You Want To, Afro American, Mi Reina Guajira, Philadelphia, Obatala

Musicians : Mongo Santamaria, Lew Soloff, Luis Gasca, Ray Maldonado, Charles M. Owens, Hadley Caliman, Mario Rivera, Hubert Laws, Sonny Fortune, Mark Levine, Rogers Grant, Victor Venegas, William Allen, Steve Berrios, Julito Collazo, Osvaldo Martinez, Ronnie Marks

Notes : A CD of previously unreleased music. Tracks 1 to 9 are studio recordings from March 1969. Tracks 10 to 14 are live recordings from Pep's Lounge in Philadelphia in October 1968.

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Vietnam: The Aftermath, Billy Bang, 2001, Justin Time

Tracks : Yo! Ho Chi Minh Is In The House, Moments For The Kiamia, Tunnel Rat (Flashlight And A 45), Tet Offensive, Bien Hoa Blues, Mystery Of The Mekong, Fire In The Hole, Saigon Phunk

Musicians : Billy Bang, Ted Daniel, Frank Lowe, Sonny Fortune (tracks 7 & 8), John Hicks, Curtis Lundy, Michael Carvin, Ron Brown

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Vertical Clearance, Calvin Keys, 2006, Wide Hive

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The Complete On The Corner Sessions, Miles Davis, 2007, Columbia

Tracks : On The Corner (Unedited Master), On The Corner (Take 4) , One And One (Unedited Master), Helen Butte/Mr. Freedom X (Unedited Master), Jabali, Ife, Chieftain, Rated X, Turnaround, U-turnaround, Billy Preston, The Hen, Big Fun/Holly-wuud (Take 2), Big Fun/Holly-wuud (Take 3), Peace, Mr. Foster, Calypso Frelimo, He Loved Him Madly, Maiysha, Mtume, Mtume (Take 11), Hip-Skip, What They Do, Minnie, Red China Blues, On The Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin' Of One Thing And Doin' Another/Vote For Miles, Black Satin, One And One, Helen Butte/Mr. Freedom X (Master), Big Fun, Holly-wuud

Musicians : Miles Davis, Carlos Garnett, Dave Liebman, John Stubblefield, Sam Morrison, Sonny Fortune, Bennie Maupin, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Harold Ivory Williams, Cedric Lawson, Cornell Dupree, Dave Creamer, Dominique Gaumont, John McLaughlin, Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas, Colin Walcott, Khalil Balakrishna, Paul Buckmaster, Michael Henderson, Badal Roy, Bernard Purdie, Billy Hart, Jack DeJohnette, Don Alias, Mtume, Wally Chambers

A 6 CD box set of music recorded between 1972 and 1975.

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The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note, Mal Waldron, 2012, Black Saint / Soul Note

Notes : An 4 CD box set that brings together the albums The Git Go: Live At The Village Vanguard, The Seagulls Of Kristiansund, Crowd Scene and Where Are You? Sonny Fortune plays on Crowd Scene and Where Are You?

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Soul Bag / Stone Soul, Mongo Santamaria, 2013, Columbia/SPV

Tracks : In The Midnight Hour, Baby What You Want Me To Do, Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Hot Dog, Cold Sweat, My Girl, Respect, Up, Up And Away, Green Onions, Groovin', Chili Beans, See-Saw, Son-Of-A-Preacher Man, Love Child, Where Are We, Hitchcock Railway, Stoned Soul Picnic, Who's Making Love, The Now Generation, Little Green Apples, Cloud Nine

Musicians : Tracks 1-11: Mongo Santamaria, Luis Gasca, Ray Maldonado, Sonny Fortune, Hubert Laws, Mauricio Smith, Rodgers Grant, Victor Venegas, Bernard Purdie, Chihuahua, Ray Maldonado, Stephen Berrios / Tracks 12-21: Mongo Santamaria, Gasca, Hadley Caliman, Hubert Laws, Sonny Fortune, Art Kaplan, Rodgers Grant, William Allen, Bernard Purdie, Julito Collazo, Osualdo Martinez, Steve Berrios

Double CD release combining albums originally released in 1968 and 1969. Sonny Fortune plays on both source albums.

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Last updated April 2015