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Sphere discography

This is a discography of albums by the group Sphere.

Sphere were formed in 1982. The group comprised Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams and Ben Riley. The group performed and recorded through the eighties and disbanded following the death of Charlie Rouse in 1988. Sphere reformed in 1997 with Gary Bartz replacing Rouse. This line-up recorded one album and performed occasionally between 1998 and 2002.


Sphere discography

Four in One, Sphere, 1982, Elektra Musician 60166

Tracks : Four In One, Light Blue, Monk's Dream, Evidence, Reflections, Eronel

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ben Riley

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Flight Path, Sphere, 1983, Elektra Musician 60313

Tracks : If I Should Lose You, Pumpkin's Delight, Played Twice, El Sueno, Christina, Flight Path

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ben Riley

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On Tour, Sphere, 1986, Red VPA 191

Tracks : Dual Force, Beautiful Friendship, Scratch, Tayamisha, Spiral, Well You Needn't

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ben Riley

Released on CD with a different front cover.

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Live at Umbria Jazz, Sphere, 1986, Red 207

Tracks : Tokudo, Saud's Song, Christina, Deceptakon

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ben Riley

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Four For All, Sphere, 1987, Verve

Tracks : Baiana, Bittersweet, Lunacy, Air Dance, San Francisco Holiday (Worry Later), Lupe, This Time The Dream's On Me, Melancholia

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ben Riley

Air Dance and Melancholia are omitted from the LP version.

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Bird Songs, Sphere, 1988, Verve

Tracks : Red Cross, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, Dewey Square, Moose The Mooche, Barbados, Ah-leu-cha, Quasimodo, Just Friends (CD only)

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ben Riley

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Pumpkin's Delight, Sphere, 1993, Red

Tracks : Pumpkin's Delight, Tokudo, Saud's Song, Christina, Deceptakon

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ben Riley

Recorded live in 1986. Tracks 2 to 5 are possibly the same tracks as those issued on the Live at Umbria Jazz LP in 1986. This CD was reissued in 2014 as Pumpkin's Delight Live at Umbria Jazz.

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Sphere, Sphere, 1998, Verve

Tracks : We See, Isfahan, Uncle Bubba, Hornin' In, Buck And Wing, Twlight, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

Musicians : Gary Bartz, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ben Riley

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Last updated November 2015