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Sonny Red discography

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


Sonny Red: leader and co-leader discography

Jazz Is Busting Out All Over, Various Artists, 1957, Savoy MG 12123

Tracks : Walkin' (Billy Ver Planck), Monday Stroll (Frank Wess), Sram (Yusef Lateef), M.C. (Frank Foster), June Is Busting Out All Over (A.K. Salim), Stop (Sonny Redd), Sugar Dugar (Sahib Shihab), Jan-Cee Brown (Billy Ver Planck)

Musicians : The musicians on the Sonny Red track are: Sonny Red, Pepper Adams, Wynton Kelly, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones

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Two Altos, Art Pepper / Sonny Red, 1959, Regent

Tracks : Deep Purple, Watkins Production, Everything Happens to Me, Redd's Head, These Foolish Things, What's New

Musicians : Tracks 2 & 4: Sonny Red, Pepper Adams, Wynton Kelly, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones / Tracks 1 & 6: Art Pepper, Jack Montrose, Claude Williamson, Monty Budwig, Larry Bunker / Track 3: Art Pepper, Russ Freeman, Bob Whitlock, Bobby White / Track 5: Art Pepper, Hampton Hawes, Joe Mondragon, Larry Bunker

Tracks recorded at Art Pepper sessions in 1952, 1953 and 1954 and a Sonny Red session in 1957.

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Out Of The Blue, Sonny Red, 1960, Blue Note 4032

Tracks : Bluesville, Stay As Sweet As You Are, I've Never Been in Love Before, Nadia, Blues in the Pocket, Alone Too Long, The Lope, Stairway to the Stars

Musicians : Sonny Red, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, Roy Brooks, Jimmy Cobb

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Breezin', Sonny Red, 1960, Jazzland JLP 32

Tracks : Brother B., All I Do Is Dream Of You, The New Blues, Ditty, 'Teef, Breezing, A Handful Of Stars, If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You

Musicians : Sonny Red, Blue Mitchell, Yusef Lateef, Barry Harris, Bob Cranshaw, Albert Heath

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A Story Tale, Clifford Jordan/Sonny Red, 1961, Jazzland JLP 40

Tracks : Cumberland Court, A Story Tale, You're Driving Me Crazy, Defiance, Prints, Hip Pockets, Falling In Love Is Wonderful, If I Didn't Care

Musicians : Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red, Tommy Flanagan, Ronnie Mathews, Art Davis, Elvin Jones

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The Mode, Sonny Red, 1961, Jazzland JLP 59

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Images, Sonny Red, 1962, Jazzland JLP 74

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Two Altos, Art Pepper and Sonny Redd, 1969, Savoy MG 12215

Tracks : Deep Purple, Watkins Production, Everything Happens to Me, Redd's Head, These Foolish Things, What's New

Musicians : Tracks 2 & 4: Sonny Red, Pepper Adams, Wynton Kelly, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones / Tracks 1 & 6: Art Pepper, Jack Montrose, Claude Williamson, Monty Budwig, Larry Bunker / Track 3: Art Pepper, Russ Freeman, Bob Whitlock, Bobby White / Track 5: Art Pepper, Hampton Hawes, Joe Mondragon, Larry Bunker

Originally released on Regent in 1959.

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Sonny Red, Sonny Red, 1971, Mainstream MRL 324

Tracks : Love Song, Tears, Mustang, And Then Again, My Romance, A Time for Love, Rodan

Musicians : Sonny Red, Cedar Walton, Herbie Lewis, Billy Higgins

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Red, Blue And Green, Sonny Red, 2000, Milestone 47086

Combines the two Jazzland albums The Mode and Images.

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Quartet, Quintet & Sextet, Sonny Red, 2012, Fresh Sounds

A 2 CD set that combines 4 albums from the early 1960s. One of these is the Clifford Jordan / Sonny Red album Story Book. The other albums are the Sonny Red albums Breezing, The Mode and Images.

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

On The Sunny Side, Paul Quinichette, 1957, Prestige PRLP 7103

Tracks : Blue Dots, Circles, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Cool-Lypso, My Funny Valentine

Musicians : Paul Quinichette, Curtis Fuller, Sonny Red, John Jenkins, Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins, Ed Thigpen

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New Trombone, Curtis Fuller, 1957, Prestige PRLP 7107

Tracks : Vonce #5, Transportation Blues, Blue Lawson, Namely You, What Is This Thing Called Love?

Musicians : Curtis Fuller, Red Kyner (Sonny Red), Hank Jones, Doug Watkins, Louis Hayes

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Jazz..It's Magic, Curtis Fuller with Tommy Flanagan, 1958, Regent

Tracks : Two Ton, It's Magic, My One And Only Love, They Didn't Believe Me, Soul Station, Club Car, Upper Berth

Musicians : Tommy Flanagan, Curtis Fuller, Sonny Red, George Tucker, Louis Hayes

Subsequently released on Savoy in 1969.

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Saying Something, Bill Hardman Quintet, 1962, Savoy MG 12170

Tracks : Capers, Angel Eyes, Jo B, Buckeye Blues, Assunta, It Ain't Happened Yet

Musicians : Bill Hardman, Sonny Red, Ronnie Matthews, Doug Watkins, Bob Cunningham, Jimmy Cobb

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Curtis Fuller with Red Garland, Curtis Fuller, Red Garland, 1962, New Jazz 8277

Tracks : Seeing Red, Stormy Weather, Cashmere, Slenderella, Moonlight Becomes You, Roc & Troll

Musicians : Curtis Fuller, Sonny Red, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Louis Hayes

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Pony's Express, Pony Poindexter, 1962, Epic

Tracks : Catin Latin, Salt Peanuts, Skylark, Struttin' With Some Barbecue, Blue, "B" Frequency, Mickey Mouse March, Basin Street Blues, Pony's Express, Lanyop, Artistry In Rhythm

Musicians : Pony Poindexter, Eric Dolphy, Gene Quill, Sonny Red, Phil Woods, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Clifford Jordan, Billy Mitchell, Sal Nistico, Pepper Adams, Guido Mahones, Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter, Bill Yancy, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones

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Body & Soul, Donald Byrd / Kenny Burrell, 1965, Status 8317

Tracks : Body & Soul, Tune Up, C.P.W., Tea For Two, Alicia

Musicians : Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Curtis Fuller, Hank Mobley, Frank Foster, Paul Quinichette, Sonny Red (track 5), Jerome Richardson, Mal Waldron, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Doug Watkins, Julian Euell, Arthur Taylor, Ed Thigpen, Louis Hayes

A collection of previously unreleased tracks from Prestige/New Jazz sessions.

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Mustang!, Donald Byrd, 1966, Blue Note 4238

Tracks : Mustang, Fly Little Bird Fly, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), Dixie Lee, On the Trail, I'm So Excited by You

Musicians : Donald Byrd, Sonny Red, Hank Mobley, Jimmy Heath, McCoy Tyner, Walter Booker, Freddie Waits, Joe Chambers

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Blackjack, Donald Byrd, 1967, Blue Note 4259

Tracks : Blackjack, West of Pecos, Loki, Eldorado, Beale Street, Pentatonic

Musicians : Donald Byrd, Sonny Red, Hank Mobley, Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton, Herbie Hancock, Walter Booker, Eddie Khan, Billy Higgins, Albert Heath

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Slow Drag, Donald Byrd, 1968, Blue Note 4292

Tracks : Slow Drag, Secret Love, Book's Bossa, Jelly Roll, The Loner, My Ideal

Musicians : Donald Byrd, Sonny Red, Cedar Walton, Walter Booker, Billy Higgins

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The Blue, Yusef Lateef, 1968, Atlantic 1508

Tracks : Juba Juba, Like It Is, Othelia, Moon Cup, Back Home, Get Over, Get Off And Get On, Six Miles Next Door, Sun Dog

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Blue Mitchell, Sonny Red, Hugh Lawson, Kenny Burrell, Cecil McBee, Bob Cranshaw, Roy Brooks, Buddy Lucas

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Jazz..It's Magic, Curtis Fuller with Tommy Flanagan, 1969, Savoy MG 12209

Tracks : Two Ton, It's Magic, My One And Only Love, They Didn't Believe Me, Soul Station, Club Car, Upper Berth

Musicians : Tommy Flanagan, Curtis Fuller, Sonny Red, George Tucker, Louis Hayes

Originally released on Regent in 1958.

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John White, John White, 1972, Mainstream MRL 330

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Home Run, Howard McGhee and Benny Bailey, 1978, Jazzcraft 5

Tracks : Get It On, Nostalgia, Blues For Helene, Jonas, Brownie Speaks, You Never Know, Funky Seņor

CD bonus tracks : Alone Together, I Remember Clifford, Moose The Mooche, On A Misty Night, In Walked Bud

Musicians : Howard McGhee, Benny Bailey, Sonny Red, Barry Harris, Lisle Atkinson, Bobby Durham

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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 Creeper, Donald Byrd, 1981, Blue Note LT 1096

A unreleased session in 1967.

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Live At The Connecticut Jazz Party, Bobby Timmons Trio, 1981, Chiaroscura

Tracks : Here's That Rainy Day, Prelude To A Kiss, Theme, Now's The Time, Moanin'

Musicians : Bobby Timmons, Sonny Red, Sam Jones, Mickey Roker

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It's Magic, Tommy Flanagan, Curtis Fuller, 1986, Savoy SJL 1158

Tracks : Two Ton, It's Magic, My One And Only Love, They Didn't Believe Me, Soul Station, Club Car, Upper Berth

Musicians : Tommy Flanagan, Curtis Fuller, Sonny Red, George Tucker, Louis Hayes

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Saying Something, Bill Hardman, 1986, Savoy SJL 1164

Tracks : Capers, Angel Eyes, Jo B, Buckeye Blues, Assunta, It Ain't Happened Yet, With Malice Toward None

Musicians : Bill Hardman, Sonny Red, Ronnie Matthews, Doug Watkins, Bob Cunningham, Jimmy Cobb

All except the last track originally released on an album with the same title in 1962 (Savoy MG 12170)

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Last But Not Least 1966, Vol. 2, Kenny Dorham, 1988, Raretone

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Mosaic, Clifford Jordan, 2001, Milestone 47092

Tracks : Sunrise In Mexico, Extempore, Down Through The Years, Quittin' Time, One Flight Down, Windmill, Don't You Know I Care, Mosaic, Cumberland Court, A Story Tale, You're Driving Me Crazy, Defiance, Prints, Hip Pockets, Falling In Love Is Wonderful, If I Didn't Care

Musicians : Tracks 1-8: Clifford Jordan, Kenny Dorham, Cedar Walton, Wilbur Ware, Albert Heath / Tracks 9-16: Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red, Tommy Flanagan, Ronnie Mathews, Art Davis, Elvin Jones

A CD release that combines the two 1961 albums, Starting Time and A Story Tale.

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Complete Prestige & Savoy Sessions, Curtis Fuller Quintet With Sonny Red, 2008, Fresh Sounds

A 2 CD collection that brings together music from the albums New Trombone (Prestige), Curtis Fuller with Red Garland (New Jazz) and Jazz It's Magic (Regent/Savoy).

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Last updated June 2015