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Buddy DeFranco

Born: February 17, 1923    Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Buddy DeFranco

Buddy DeFranco has the unprecedented distinction of winning twenty Downbeat Magazine Awards, nine Metronome Magazine Awards, and sixteen Playboy All-Stars Awards as the number one jazz clarinetist in the world.

Buddy is generally credited with leading the way for jazz clarinetists from the exciting era of swing to the exhilarating age of bop. Along the way he has set the example for all jazz musicians for technical brilliance. Improvisational virtuosity and creative warmth. He is one of the most imaginative clarinetists playing today.

Born in Camden, New Jersey, Buddy was raised in South Philadelphia and began playing the clarinet at age nine. By age fourteen he had won a national Tommy Dorsey Swing contest, and appeared on the Saturday Night Swing Club, sharing the spotlight with Gene Krupa. He was soon discovered by Johnny “Scat” Davis and began his road career with him in 1939. He joined Gene Krupa in 1941, Ted FioRito and Charlie Barnet 1942-43, Tommy Dorsey 1944-45, Boyd Raeburn 1946, Tommy Dorsey again in 1947-48. In 1950 he joined the famous Count Basie Septet. Buddy was appointed leader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra 1966-1974. Since then he has resumed his jazz career and has done countless clinics: Tri-State Festival, Stan Kenton Clinics, North Texas State Teachers College, Clinician and Soloist with the N.O.R.A.D. Band and Air Men of Note. Buddy has brought his clarinet and jazz groups to many famous clubs. His concert appearances include Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia Park with Tony Bennett, Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, Kool Jazz Festival, Aurex Jazz Festival in Japan, Bern Festival in Switzerland, Radio Cologne with Bill Holman and the Radio Cologne Orchestra, Dutch Radio with Rob Pronk & Metropole Orchestra, European Tours, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, South Africa, and Argentina ... wherever good jazz is played!...
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As a Leader/Co-Leader

1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003

As a Side Musician

1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

As a Leader/Co-Leader

1949


1949-52 Studio Performances
Hep
NYC, April, 23° & August 24¹, 1949.
MGM Studio A, NYC, February 19², March 26³ & July 23ª & October 14*, 1951.
NYC, February 27® & March 3¤, 1952.
Tracks: The Boy Next Door°; A Bird In Igor's Yard°; This Time The Dream's On Me°; Bud's Invention¹; Penthouse Serenade¹; Extrovert¹; Good For Nothin' Joe¹; Aishie¹; Out Of Nowhere²; Dancing On The Ceiling²; Rumpus Room³; Body And Soul³; King Phillip Stomp³; St. Louis Bluesª; Make Believeª; Why Do I Love Youª; The Closer You Are*; Too Many Dreams*; Swing Low Sweet Clarinet*; Will You Still Be Mine*; Oh, Lady Be Good®; Buddy's Blues®; Gone With The Wind®; Sweet Georgia Brown®; Get Happy¤; Cairo¤.
Personnel: Bernie Glow°³ª, Don Joseph¹, Dickie Mills³, Dale Pierce³, Ed Badgleyª, Mike Shaneª, Charlie Walpª, Paul Cohen°, Stan Fishelson?, Louis Mucci?, Al Porcino?, Jimmy Pupa°, Dick Sherman?, Jack Eagle°: trumpet; Frank Lane³, Al Robertson³ª, Fred Zito³ª, Chauncey Welshª, George Arus?, Billy Byers?, Earl Swope°, Bart Varsalona°, Ollie Wilson°: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Andy Cicalese³, Gene Quill³ª, Leo Sinisgalliª, Eddie Caine?, Lee Konitz°, Tom Mace?, Frank Socolow°: alto sax; Buddy Arnold³ª, Eddie Wasserman³, Ben Laryª, Al Cohn°, Stan Kosow?, Jerry Sanfino°: tenor sax; Danny Bank³, Vince Ferraroª, Serge Chaloff°: baritone sax; Teddy Charles¹³: vibes; Teddy Corabi³ª, Harvey Leonard¹, Jimmy Lyon?, Kenny Drew®¤: piano; Jimmy Raney¹®¤, Sam Herman?: guitar; Bob Carter¹, Bill Anthony³, Buddy Jonesª, Teddy Kotick®¤, Gene DiNovi°, Oscar Pettiford°: bass; Max Roach¹, Frank DeVito³, Billy Ruleª, Morey Feld?, Irv Kluger°, Art Taylor®¤: drums; Bonnie Richards³, Pat Collins?, Dave Lambert & His Singers?: vocals.
Note: 1949 sessions originally for Capitol; 1951 sessions originally for MGM.

1952


King Of The Clarinet
MGM
NYC, February 27° & March 3¹, 1952 & Hollywood, CA, June 30² & July 23³, 1952.
Tracks: Gone With The Wind°; Cairo¹; Street Of Dreams²; Lover Come Back To Me³; Sophisticated Lady³; I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good³; The Way You Look Tonight³; Sweet Georgia Brown°.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew: piano; Jimmy Raney°¹: guitar; Teddy Kotick°¹, Curly Russell²³: bass; Art Taylor°¹, Art Blakey²³: drums.


Lady Be Good c/w Easy Living
MGM
NYC, February 27°& Hollywood, CA, June 30¹, 1952.
Tracks: Oh, Lady Be Good°; Easy Living¹.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew: piano; Jimmy Raney°: guitar; Teddy Kotick°, Curly Russell¹: bass; Art Taylor°, Art Blakey¹: drums.


Buddy's Blues c/w Pennywhistle Blues
MGM
NYC, February 27° & March 3¹, 1952.
Tracks: Buddy's Blues°; Pennywhistle Blues¹.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew: piano; Jimmy Raney: guitar; Teddy Kotick: bass; Art Taylor: drums.


Get Happy c/w Samia Shuffle
MGM
NYC, March 3, 1952.
Tracks: Get Happy; Samia Shuffle.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew: piano; Jimmy Raney: guitar; Teddy Kotick: bass; Art Taylor: drums.


Just One Of Those Things c/w Carioca
MGM
Hollywood, CA, June 30¹, 1952.
Tracks: Just One Of Those Things; Carioca.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew: piano; Curly Russell: bass; Art Blakey: drums.


Buddy DeFranco With Strings
MGM
NYC, October 2, 1952.
Tracks: Street Scene; Summertime; Kamasutra; Over The Rainbow.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew: piano; Curly Russell: bass; Art Blakey: drums; Luis Martinez: percussion; Richard Maltby: arranger; unidentified strings.

1953


Song From 'Moulin Rouge' c/w Many Are The Times
MGM
NYC, January, 1953.
Tracks: Song From 'Moulin Rouge'; Many Are The Times.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew: piano; Milt Hinton: bass; Art Blakey: drums.


Lost In The Night c/w I'm Getting Sentimental
MGM
NYC, January, 1953.
Tracks: Lost In The Night; I'm Getting Sentimental.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew: piano; Milt Hinton: bass; Art Blakey: drums.


Mr. Clarinet
Norgran/Verve
NYC, April 15° & 20¹, 1953.
Tracks: Buddy's Blues¹; Ferdinando°; It Could Happen To You°; Autumn In New York°; Left Field°; Show Eyes°; But Not For Me¹; Bass On Balls°.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew: piano; Milt Hinton: bass; Art Blakey: drums.


Jazz Tones
Norgran/Verve
NYC, April 20, 1953° & April 7, 1954¹.
Tracks: When Your Lover Has Gone°; The Things We Did Last Summer°; Jack The Fieldstalker¹; If I Should Lose You¹; Lover Man¹; Tenderly¹; Deep Purple¹; Yesterdays¹.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew°, Sonny Clark¹: piano; Milt Hinton°, Gene Wright¹: bass; Art Blakey°, Bobby White¹: drums.
Note: Five tracks (Jack The Fieldstalker; If I Should Lose You; Lover Man; Deep Purple; Yesterdays) reissued on Buddy De Franco Quartet (Giants Of Jazz) and on Pretty Moods by Buddy De Franco (Verve).
Note: April 1954 session also issued on The Complete Verve Recordings Of The Buddy DeFranco Quartet/Quintet With Sonny Clark (Mosaic).


Oscar Peterson Trio And Buddy DeFranco Quartet 1953 Live
Jazz Band
'Blue Note Club', Chicago, IL, May 1, 1953.
Tracks: Somebody Loves Me; The Things We Did Last Summer; Cairo; Street Of Dreams; Easy Living.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew: piano; Gene Wright: bass; Art Blakey: drums.


Buddy De Franco Takes You To The Stars
Gene Norman Presents
Los Angeles, CA, June, 1953.
Tracks: Star Of Africa; Star Eyes; Star Sapphire; Handful Of Stars; Stairway To The Stars; Stella By Starlight; It Wasn't In The Stars.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Kenny Drew: piano; Gene Wright: bass; Art Blakey: drums; 'Sabu' Martinez: percussion; Herman McCoy Swing Choir: vocals.


The Progressive Mr. DeFranco
Norgran
Los Angeles, CA, September 28 & 29, 1953° & April 7, 1954¹.
Tracks: Gold Nugget Sam°; Love Is For The Very Young°; From Here To Eternity°; Punkin'°; Pyramid°; Cornball°; Cable Car¹; I Wish I Knew¹; Monogram¹; Blues In The Closet¹.
Personnel: Harry 'Sweets' Edison°, Conrad Gozzo°, Jack Lee°, Joe Triscari°: trumpet; Hoyt Bohannon°, Joe Howard°, Tommy Pederson°, George Roberts°: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Gus Bivona°, Willie Schwartz°: alto sax; Jimmy Giuffre°, Don Raeffel°: tenor sax; Marty Berman°: baritone sax; Sonny Clark: piano; Gene Wright: bass; Wesley Landers°, Bobby White¹: drums; Russ Garcia°, Nelson Riddle°: arranger.
Note: Also issued as Odalisque (Verve).
Note: One track (Cable Car) reissued on Buddy De Franco Quartet (Giants Of Jazz).
Note: April 7th session also issued on The Complete Verve Recordings Of The Buddy DeFranco Quartet/Quintet With Sonny Clark (Mosaic).

1954


Autumn Leaves
Norgran/Verve
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954.
Tracks: Mine; You Go To My Head; Gerry's Tune; Now's The Time; Autumn Leaves; Titoro.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Sonny Clark: piano; Gene Wright: bass; Bobby White: drums.
Note: Four tracks (Mine; Gerry's Tune; Now's The Time; Titoro) reissued on Buddy De Franco Quartet (Giants Of Jazz).
Note: All tracks plus an alternate take of 'Titoro' issued on The Complete Verve Recordings Of The Buddy DeFranco Quartet/Quintet With Sonny Clark (Mosaic).
Note: Originally released as The Artistry Of Buddy DeFranco.


In A Mellow Mood
Norgran/Verve
Los Angeles, CA, August 10° & September 1, 1954¹.
Tracks: The Bright One°; Sonny's Idea°; Laura°; Everything Happens To Me°; I'll Remember April°; Willow Weep For Me°; Minor Incident¹; A Foggy Day¹.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Sonny Clark: piano; Gene Wright: bass; Bobby White: drums.
Note: Five tracks (The Bright One; Laura; I'll Remember April, A Foggy Day; What Can I Say Dear) reissued on Buddy De Franco Quartet (Giants Of Jazz).
Note: All tracks also issued on The Complete Verve Recordings Of The Buddy DeFranco Quartet/Quintet With Sonny Clark (Mosaic).


Sweet And Lovely
Norgran/Verve
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954° & August 12¹ & 26², 1955.
Tracks: What Can I Say Dear°; Moe°; Getting A Balance¹*; That Old Black Magic¹; They Say It's Wonderful²; But Beautiful²; The Nearness Of You².
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Sonny Clark: piano, organ; Tal Farlow*: guitar; Gene Wright: bass; Bobby White: drums.
Note: All tracks also issued on The Complete Verve Recordings Of The Buddy DeFranco Quartet/Quintet With Sonny Clark (Mosaic).


Buddy DeFranco And The Oscar Peterson Quartet
Verve
NYC, October 29, 1954.
Tracks: Sweet And Lovely; Fascinating Rhythm; Love For Sale; Easy To Love; Pick Yourself Up; They Can't Take That Away From Me.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Oscar Peterson: piano; Herb Ellis: guitar; Ray Brown: bass; Louis Bellson: drums.
Note: CD reissue adds a bonus track (Lullaby In Rhythm) from Norman Granz' Jam Session, #9.


Buddy DeFranco/Oscar Peterson: The George Gershwin Song Book
Norgran/Verve
Los Angeles, CA, December 6° & 7¹, 1954.
Tracks: It Ain't Necessarily So°; 'S Wonderful°; Someone To Watch Over Me°; Bess, You Is My Woman Now°; I Wants To Stay Here (aka Porgy)°; Strike Up The Band¹; The Man I Love¹; I Got Rhythm¹; They Can't Take That Away From Me¹; I Was Doing All Right¹.
Personnel: Harry Betts, Nick DiMaio, Murray McEachern, Dick Noel: trombone; Dick Perissi: french horn; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Jack Dumont: alto sax; Herman C. Gunkler: alto sax, flute; Julie Jacobs: tenor sax, oboe, english horn; Marty Berman: baritone sax, bass clarinet; Oscar Peterson: piano; Herb Ellis: guitar; Ray Brown: bass; Bobby White: drums; Russ Garcia: arranger; Dan Lube, Saul Grant, David Frisina, Henry Hill, Eudice Shapiro, Mischa Russell, Ralph Schaefer, Sam Caplan, Rickey Marino, Marshall Sosson: violin; Virginia Matewski: Louis Kievman: viola; George Neikrug, Kurt Reher: cello.
Note: Reissued by Defintive Records with two alternate takes (I Wants To Stay Here; Someone To Watch Over Me).

1955


Cooking The Blues
Verve
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955.
Tracks: How About You?; Little Girl Blue; Indian Summer; I Can't Get Started; Stardust; Cooking The Blues.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Sonny Clark: piano, organ; Tal Farlow: guitar; Gene Wright: bass; Bobby White: drums.
Note: All tracks plus one previously unissued track (Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea) also issued on The Complete Verve Recordings Of The Buddy DeFranco Quartet/Quintet With Sonny Clark (Mosaic).

1956


The Art Tatum-Buddy DeFranco Quartet
Clef/Verve
Los Angeles, CA, February 6, 1956.
Tracks: Deep Night; Once In A While; This Can't Be Love; Memories Of You; You're Mine, You; A Foggy Day; Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be); Makin' Whoopee.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Art Tatum: piano; Red Callender: bass; Bill Douglas: drums.
Note: Alternate takes of three tracks (Deep Night; Once In A While; This Can't Be Love) issued on Art Tatum: The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 7 (Pablo).
Note: Two tracks (Deep Night; Memories Of You) issued on Art Tatum: The Best Of The Group Masterpiece Sessions.


The Buddy DeFranco Wailers
Norgran/Verve
Los Angeles, CA, May 21, 1956.
Tracks: Cheek To Cheek; A Fine Romance; Perfidia; How Long Has This Been Going On?; I Won't Dance; Angel Eyes; Moonlight On The Ganges; Let's Call The Whole Thing Off; Sweets Blues.
Personnel: Harry 'Sweets' Edison: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Jimmy Rowles: piano; Barney Kessel: guitar; Bob Stone: bass; Bobby White: drums.
Note: Reissued on Definitive including three bonus tracks (Fascinating Rhythm; I Loves You, Porgy; Now's The Time) from a live date (April 7, 1957) with Sonny Clark and Tal Farlow.


Broadway Showcase
Verve
Los Angeles, CA, August 27° & 28¹, 1956.
Tracks: Come Rain Or Come Shine°; Autumn In New York°; Makin' Whoopee°; Mad About The Boy°; Speak Low°; In The Still Of The Night°; Almost Like Being In Love¹; Can't Help Lovin' That Man¹; Who Cares?¹; Have You Met Miss Jones?¹; That Old Devil Moon¹; Heat Wave¹.
Personnel: Don Fagerquist: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Sonny Clark: piano; Howard Roberts: guitar; Russ Garcia: arranger; unidentified brass, reeds, rhythm and strings.
Note>: A live recording done for Clef at 'Zardi's', Los Angeles, CA on August 1, 1956 remains unissued (17 tracks; Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Marty Paich: piano; Howard Roberts: guitar; Ralph Pena: bass; Frank DeVito: drums).


Buddy De Fanco With Jim Gillis: Etudes
Classic Jazz
1956?
Tracks: Opus 1-10.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Jim Gillis. guitar.

1957


Black Magic
Shamrock
Los Angeles, CA, May 1957.
Tracks: Billie's Blues; September Song; Satin Doll: I Had The Craziest Dream; That Old Feeling; Them There Eyes; Taking A Chance On Love; That Old Black Magic; Thou Swell; Falling In Love With Love; Soft Winds; From This Moment On; Who Cares?; You Turned The Tables On Me; I Don't Want To Walk Without You; Stella By Starlight.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Jimmy Rowles: piano; Victor Feldman: vibes; Howard Roberts: guitar; Bob Bertel: bass; Frank DeVito: drums; Helen Forrest: vocals.


Plays Benny Goodman
Verve
Los Angeles, CA, October 29° & 30¹², 1957.
Tracks: Benny's Bugle°; A Smooth One°; Air Mail Special°; Goodbye°; Seven Come Eleven°; Medley: Sweet Lorraine / Body And Soul / Memories Of You¹; Rose Room².
Personnel: Don Fagerquist: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Georgie Auld: tenor sax; Victor Feldman°¹, Larry Bunker²: vibes, Carl Perkins: piano; Barney Kessel: guitar; Leroy Vinnegar: bass; Stan Levey°¹, Bob Neal²: drums.


Wholly Cats
Verve
Los Angeles, CA, October 29° & November 1¹, 1957.
Tracks: More Than You Know°; Wholly Cats°; All The Things You Are¹; Smoke Gets In Your Eyes¹; I Surrender, Dear¹.
Personnel: Don Fagerquist°, Ray Linn¹: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Georgie Auld°: tenor sax; Victor Feldman°: vibes; Carl Perkins°, Jimmy Rowles¹: piano; Barney Kessel: guitar; Leroy Vinnegar°, Joe Mondragon¹: bass; Stan Levey°, Alvin Stoller¹: drums.


I Hear Benny Goodman And Artie Shaw
Verve
Los Angeles, CA, October 30°¹ & 31²³, 1957.
Tracks: The Sheik Of Araby°; Flying Home°; Soft Winds°; Oh, Lady Be Good¹; Cross Your Heart²; Medley: Dancing In The Dark / Moonglow / Time On My Hands³; Indian Love Call³.
Personnel: Don Fagerquist°¹, Ray Linn²: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Georgie Auld°¹: tenor sax; Victor Feldman°, Larry Bunker¹: vibes, Carl Perkins°¹, Paul Smith²³: piano; Barney Kessel°¹², Howard Roberts³: guitar; Leroy Vinnegar°¹, Joe Mondragon²³: bass; Stan Levey°, Bob Neal¹, Milt Holland²³: drums.


Closed Session
Verve
Los Angeles, CA, October 30° & 31¹ & November 1², 1957.
Tracks: Don't Be That Way°; After You've Gone°; Limehouse Blues°; Medley: Poor Butterfly / Where Or When / These Foolish Things°; My Blue Heaven¹; 'S Wonderful²; Temptation²; Night And Day²; Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise².
Personnel: Don Fagerquist°, Ray Linn¹²: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Georgie Auld°: tenor sax; Victor Feldman°: vibes; Carl Perkins°, Paul Smith¹, Jimmy Rowles²: piano; Barney Kessel: guitar; Leroy Vinnegar°, Joe Mondragon¹²: bass; Stan Levey°, Milt Holland¹, Alvin Stoller²: drums.


Plays Artie Shaw
Verve
Los Angeles, CA, October 31°¹ & November 1², 1957.
Tracks: Stardust°; Frenesi°; Summit Ridge Drive¹; My Heart Stood Still²; Keeping Myself For You²; Medley: It Could Happen To You / I Cover The Waterfront / Someone To Watch Over Me²; Concerto For Clarinet².
Personnel: Ray Linn: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Paul Smith°¹, Jimmy Rowles²: piano; Barney Kessel°², Howard Roberts¹: guitar; Joe Mondragon: bass; Milt Holland°¹, Alvin Stoller²: drums.

1958


Generalissimo
Verve
Los Angeles, CA, April 2, 1958.
Tracks: Sunday; Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea; Tea For Two; 'Round About Midnight / You Don't Know What Love Is / How Can We Be Wrong? / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Yesterdays; Blue Lou; Funky's Uncle.
Personnel: Harry 'Sweets' Edison: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Bob Hardaway: tenor sax; Jimmy Rowles: piano; Barney Kessel: guitar; Curtis Counce: bass; Alvin Stoller: drums.


Live Date!
Verve
Los Angeles, CA, April 4, 1958.
Tracks: Oh, Lady Be Good!; Satin Doll; My Funny Valentine; Blues For Space Travellers; Ballad Medley: I'm Glad There Is You / There's No You / These Foolish Things; Tin Reed Blues; Crazy Rhythm.
Personnel: Herbie Mann: flute, tenor sax, bass clarinet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Pete Jolly: piano, accordion; Victor Feldman: piano, vibes; Barney Kessel: guitar; Scott LaFaro: bass; Frank De Vito: drums.
Note: One furter track (Lullaby In Rhythm) remains unissued.


Bravura
Verve
Los Angeles, CA, April 5, 1958.
Tracks: Just Squeeze Me; Undecided; Ja-Da; Medley: Now I Lay Me Down To Dream / Honey / This Love Of Mine / Darn That Dream; Lulu's Back In Town; Ballad Medley: Old Folks / How Long Has This Been Going On? / Please Send Me Someone To Love; Minor Melody.
Personnel: Harry 'Sweets' Edison: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Herbie Mann: tenor sax, bass clarinet; Jimmy Rowles: piano; Barney Kessel: guitar; Joe Mondragon: bass; Mel Lewis: drums.
Note: A session recorded for Verve on April 14, 1958 remains unreleased (7 tracks; Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Jimmy Rowles: piano; Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts: guitar; Ralph Pena: bass; Frank DeVito: drums.


Buddy DeFranco Plays Nelson Riddle's: Cross-Country Suite
Dot
1958.
Tracks: Tall Timber; Smoky Mountain Country; The Rockies; The Great Lakes; The Great Plains; Gulf Coast; The Mississippi; Down East; El Camino; Real; Metropolis; Longhorn.
Personnel: Don Fagerquist, Conrad Gozzo: trumpet; Milt Bernhart, George Roberts: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Herb Geller: alto sax; Pete Jolly: piano; Billy Bean: guitar; Red Mitchell: bass; Bill Richmond: drums; Nelson Riddle: arranger; others.

1959


University of New Mexico Stage Band: Exciting New Music From A Great American Campus
Advance Guard
August 9 & 10, 1959.
Tracks: One Morning In May; Danny Boy; If You Cared; My Man's Gone Now; I've Got The World On A String; Fancy Meeting Karen; Burnt Water; Intermezzo; Touch Me Softly; El Yorke; The Folks Who Live On The Hill; All Through the Night.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Richard Van Dongen: flute; Bob O' Boyle, Martha Beauchamp: woodwinds, Patty Lewis, Wayne Sharp, Bruce Erdal, Gordan Purslow, Dick Beauchamp, Duke Pier, Ed Tucker, John Cheetham, Larry Case, Jim Richards, Johnny Husler, Larry Sheets, Harvey Dove, Ben Jaramillo, Dave Hawley, Aria Chavez, Jim Bonnell, Gerry Hauer, Pete Schienfeld.

1960


Buddy DeFranco/Tommy Gumina: Pacific Standard (Swingin') Time!
Decca
1960.
Tracks: All The Things You Are; Ill Wind (You're Blowing Me No Good); A Foggy Day; Satin Doll; Darn That dream; How High The Moon; The Song Is You; Misty; In A Mellow Tone; Polka Dots And Moonbeams; Autumn In Rome; Yesterdays.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Tommy Gumina: accordion; Don Bagley: bass; Frank DeVito: drums.

1961


Presenting The Buddy DeFranco/Tommy Gumina Quartet
Mercury
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, October 17-18, 1961.
Tracks: When Lights Are Low; Street Of Dreams; Runaway; Never On Friday; Gone With The Wind; 'S Wonderful; On Green Dolphin Street; Scrapple From The Apple; Playin' It Cool; You Are Too Beautiful; Main Theme From 'Route 66'*.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Tommy Gumina: accordion; Bill Plummer: bass; John Guerin: drums.
Note: One track from session (Laura) unissued.

1962


Buddy DeFranco/Tommy Gumina: Kaleidoscope
Mercury
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, August 2-3, 1962.
Tracks: Now's The Time; Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise; Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words); Whisper Not; Stella By Starlight; Polly Wants A Tonic; What's New?; Summertime; Like Someone In Love; Speak Low.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Tommy Gumina: accordion; John Doling: bass; William Mendenhall: drums.

1963


Buddy DeFranco/Tommy Gumina: Pol-Y-Tones
Mercury
World Pacific Studios, Hollywood, CA, July 1, 2 & 15, 1963.
Tracks: The Monkey; My Ship; Gravy Waltz; My Man's Gone Now; I Remember Bird; Bus Driver In The Sky; Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year; Nica's Dream; When I Fall In Love.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Tommy Gumina: accordion; John Doling: bass; John Guerin: drums, percussion.

1964


Buddy DeFranco/Tommy Gumina: The Girl From Ipanema
Mercury
Milwaukee, 1964.
Tracks: The Girl From Ipanema; Spring Is Here; Never On Friday; Satin Doll; My Old Flame*; Round About Midnight; I Love You (De Volyo Bene); It Could Happen To You; Lunar Lunacy.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Tommy Gumina: accordion; Don Mamblo: guitar; Lee Burrows: bass; Dickie Borden: drums, vibes*.


Blues Bag
Veejay/Koch
United Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 1 & 3, 1964.
Tracks: Blues Bag; Rain Dance*; Straight No Chaser; Cousin Mary; Blues Connotation; Kush; Twelve Tone Blues.
Personnel: Lee Morgan, Freddie Hill: trumpet; Curtis fuller: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: bass clarinet, clarinet*; Victor Feldman: piano, vibes; Victor Sproles: bass; Art Blakey: drums.

1974


Free Fall
Choice
July 29, 1974.
Tracks: Free Fall; Please Send Me Someone To Love; Free Sail; Yesterdays; Threat of Freedom, Pt. 1-4: Learning To Love / Interlude / Brink Of Love / Escape.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Victor Feldman: piano, keyboards; John Chiodini: guitar; Victor Sproles: bass; Joe Cocuzzo: drums.

1975


Boronquin
Sonet
Buffalo, NY, spring 1975 & Boston, MA, fall 1975.
Tracks: Borinquin, The Song Is You; Three Summers Ago; Easy Living; But Not for Me; Pendulums.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Ray Santisi: piano; John Chiodini: guitar; Mike Richmond: bass; Randy Jones: drums.

1977


Waterbed
Choice
January-May 1977.
Tracks: The Dreaded Lergy; Lush Life; Waterbed; Sunnyside Beach; Uncle Horsley Writhes Again; Here's That Rainy Day.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Gordie Fleming: accordion; Michael Donato: bass; Peter Magadini: drums.
Note: Also issued as Lush Life (Candid).


Gone With The Wind
Storyville/Universal
Rick's Cafe, Chicago, IL, February 16, 1977.
Tracks: Gone With The Wind; Like Someone In Love; Billie's Bounce; Yesterdays; Sophisticated Lady; Love For Sale; Darn That Dream.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Willie Pickens: piano; Todd Coolman: bass; Jerry Coleman: drums.


Buddy DeFranco-Tal Farlow Quintet: The Great Encounter
Century
NYC, March 11, 1977.
Tracks: Like Someone In Love; Melancholy Stockholm; Playa Del Sol; Coasting At The Palisades; I Love You Porgy; Swinging the Indian.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Derek Smith: piano; Tal Farlow: guitar; George Duvivier: bass; Ronnie Bedford: drums.
Note: Reissued as Buddy DeFranco: Like Someone In Love (Progressive) with additional tracks (Chad's Delight; How Long Has This Been Going On?).

1980


Mood Indigo
Hep
Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 27, 1980.
Tracks: Billie's Bounce; Triste; Ja Da; Yesterdays; Mood Indigo; Scrapple From The Apple; Street of Dreams; The Song Is You.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Jorge Navarro: piano; Richard Lew: guitar; Jorge Lopez Ruiz: bass; Osvaldo Lopez: drums.
Note: Reissued as The Buenos Aires Concerts.

1981


Mr. Lucky
Pablo
Blue Marble Studios, NYC, January 5 & 6, 1981.
Tracks: Mr. Lucky; Bye Bye Blackbird; Mar Descancado (The Calm Sea); In A Sentimental Mood; Your Smile; Close Enough For Love; Danielle; Lolita's Theme.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Albert Dailey: piano; Joe Cohn: guitar; George Duvivier: bass; Ronnie Bedford: drums.


Buddy DeFranco/Terry Gibbs: Jazz Party/First Time Together
Palo Alto Jazz
Live at Carmelo's Sherman Oaks, CA, October 4 & 5, 1981.
Tracks: Air Mail Special; Yesterdays; Body And Soul; The Austin Mood; Love For Sale; Triste; Prelude To A Kiss; Samba Wazzoo.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Terry Gibbs: vibes; Frank Collett: piano; Andy Simpkins: bass; Jimmie Smith: drums.
Note: All tracks except 'Triste' reissued on Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco: Air Mail Special (Contemporary).


Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco: Now's The Time
Tall Tree
Live at Carmelo's Sherman Oaks, CA, October 4 & 5, 1981.
Tracks: Blues For Brody; In A Mellow Tone; Autumn Leaves; Out Of Nowhere; Now's The Time; The Man I Love; Lover Man; Show Eyes.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Terry Gibbs: vibes; Frank Collett: piano; Andy Simpkins: bass; Jimmie Smith: drums.
Note: Three tracks (Blues For Brody; In A Mellow Tone; Now's The Time) reissued on Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco: Air Mail Special (Contemporary).


Nobody Else But Me
Hark
1981, 1983 & 1989.
Tracks: Just Friends; Autumn Leaves; My Man's Gone; Nobody Else But Me; The Lamp Is Low; This Is All I Ask; A Sure Thing; Opus III; Deep Night; Five Notes Of Blues; Moon Song; Goodbye; All Too Soon; Lisanne; Lover.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Metropole Orchestra, Rob Pronk: arranger.

1983


Whirligig
DenmanClarinet
1983° & 1986¹?.
Tracks: Whirligig°; Close Enough For Love°; The Lovely Years°; Don't Get Around Much Anymore°; Unauthorized Touching°; Lover Man°; Capriccio°; But Not For Me°; Mar Descancado°; Theme From The Raymond Overture¹; Pick Yourself Up¹; Ghee¹; Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea¹; Speak Softly, Love¹; Warm¹.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco, John Denman: clarinet, Jeff Haskell, Keith Greko: piano; Kenny Baldock, Phil Pearce: bass; Jim Bastin, Don Lawson: drums.
Note: DeFranco and Denman recorded two albums together. The first was originally called 'Buddy De Franco Presents John Denman' (Lud) and contained the 1983 ? sessions.


On Tour: UK
Buddy DeFranco
Hep
September 28, 1983.
Tracks: Love For Sale; Autumn Leaves; What's New?; Just Friends; ...
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Martin Taylor: guitar; Peter Ind: bass; Tony McLennon: drums.

1984


Buddy DeFranco / Martin Taylor: Groovin'
Hep
1984.
Tracks: Whisperin' / Groovin' High; I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues; Manhattan Tea Party; Goodbye; Just Friends; Angel's Camp; Dark Island; Prelude To A Kiss; I Got Rhythm / Anthropology.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Martin Taylor: guitar; Alex Sharp: piano; Ronnie Rae: bass; Clark Tracy: drums.

1985


Buddy DeFranco Meets The Oscar Peterson Quartet: Hark
Pablo/OJC
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, April 30, 1985.
Tracks: All Too Soon; Summer Me, Winter Me; Llovisna (Light Rain); By Myself; Joy Spring; This Is All I Ask; Hark; Why Am I.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Oscar Peterson: piano; Joe Pass: guitar; Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: bass; Martin Drew: drums.

1987


Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco: Chicago Fire
Contemporary
'Jazz Showcase', Chicago, IL, July 24, 25 & 26, 1987.
Tracks: Rockin' In Rhythm; Please Send Me Someone To Love; Sister Sadie; This Is Always; Cherokee; Giant Steps; Bopstacle Course; Jitterbug Waltz; Stella By Starlight; 52nd Street Theme.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Terry Gibbs: vibes; John Campbell: piano; Todd Coolman: bass; Gerry Gibbs: drums.


Buddy DeFranco / Martin Taylor: Garden Of Dreams
Pro Arte
London, England, 1987.
Tracks: 73 Berkley St.; Sunshine State; I Remember Clifford; Mysteria; Blues For Breakfast; Holiday For Two; Garden Of Dreams; Brazilian Dorian Dreams; Jenna; Given Time.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; David Newton: piano; Martin Taylor: guitar; Alec Dankworth: bass; Clark Tracy: drums.

1988


Buddy DeFranco/Terry Gibbs: Holiday For Swing
Contemporary
Berkeley, CA, August 22 & 23, 1988.
Tracks: Holiday For Strings; Serenade In Blue; Seven Come Eleven; Yardbird Suite; Carioca; When The Sun Comes Out; Parisian Thoroughfare; Chad's Bad; Fickle Fingers; Doxy.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Terry Gibbs: vibes; John Campbell: piano; Todd Coolman: bass; Gerry Gibbs: drums.


Born To Swing!
Hindsight
1988.
Tracks: Don't Be That Way; Skyliner; I Wanna Be Loved; I Remember Clifford; Yesterdays; Tenderly; Mr. Lucky; Melancholy Stockholm; Buy It and Fry It*.
Personnel: Lin Biviano, Dave Cooper, Tony Desantis, Donald Downs: trumpet, flügelhorn; Al Grey, Brian Pastor, Joe Zeigenfus: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Wendell Hobbs: alto sax; Larry McKenna: alto sax, tenor sax; John Simon: tenor sax; Denis DiBlasio: tenor sax, vocals*; Joe Sudler: baritone sax; Pete Jackson: piano; Dom Fiori: bass; Tony Vigilante: drums; George Rabbai*: vocals.

1991


Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco/Herb Ellis Sextet: Memories Of You - A Tribute To Benny Goodman
Contemporary
'Kimball's East', Emeryville, CA, April 13, 14 & 15, 1991.
Tracks: Flying Home; Rose Room; I Surrender, Dear; Dizzy Spells; Don't Be That Way; Poor Butterfly; Avalon; Memories Of You; After You've Gone.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Terry Gibbs: vibes; Larry Novak: piano; Herb Ellis: guitar; Milt Hinton: bass; Butch Miles: drums.


Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco/Herb Ellis Sextet: Kings Of Swing
Contemporary
'Kimball's East', Emeryville, CA, April 13, 14 & 15, 1991.
Tracks: Seven Come Eleven; Soft Winds; The Man I Love; Undecided; Body And Soul; Just One Of Those Things; Stompin' At The Savoy; These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You); Air Mail Special.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Terry Gibbs: vibes; Larry Novak: piano; Herb Ellis: guitar; Milt Hinton: bass; Butch Miles: drums.


5 Notes Of Blues
Musidisc
December 19 & 20, 1991.
Tracks: Alligators Shuffle; Five Notes Of Blues; Mr. Lucky; Early Autumn; Moon Song; Jitterbug Waltz; If You Could See Me Now; Summer Me, Winter Me.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Alain Jean-Marie: piano; Michel Gaudry: bass; Philippe Combelle: drums.

1992


Chip Off The Old Bop
Concord
July 28 & 29, 1992.
Tracks: Grooveyard Perkins; Dança Del Sol; If You Could See Me Now; The Lamp Is Low; Chip Off The Old Bop; You're Blasé; Dancing In The Dark; Makin' Whoopee; Moon Song; Out To Lunch; Almost; Hashimoto's Blues.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Larry Novak: piano; Joe Cohn: guitar; Keter Betts: bass; Jimmy Cobb: drums.

1996


Buddy DeFranco / Dave McKenna: You Must Believe In Swing
Concord
Sound On Sound, NYC, October 15 & 16, 1996.
Tracks: You Must Believe In Swing; Invitation; The Song Is You; If You Could See Me Now; Darn That Dream; Autumn Nocturne; Poor Butterfly; You Must Believe In Spring; Anthropology; Detour Ahead.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Dave McKenna: piano.

1997


Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco: Wham!
Chiaroscuro
Jazz Cruise, SS Norway, October 26-29, 1997.
Tracks: Wham!; Take Your Time; Sweet Georgia Brown; Rebekah; Lonely Dreams; Sweet And Lovely*; Go Get 'Em; Early Autumn; Please Let Me Play The Blues; Here It Is.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Flip Phillips*: tenor sax; Terry Gibbs: vibes; Aaron Goldberg: piano; Darek Oleszkiewcz: bass; Gerry Gibbs: drums.

1998


Buddy DeFranco / Dave McKenna: Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Concord
Sound On Sound, NYC, July 12-15, 1998.
Tracks: Finegan's Walk°; Skinnin' Rabbits°; Lucky To Be Me°; Out Of Nowhere°; You And The Night And The Music°; Something To Live For°; Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me°; A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing°; Speak Low°; Oh You Crazy Moon°; Gone With The Wind; Easy Living.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Dave McKenna: piano; Joe Cohn°: guitar.


Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco: Play Steve Allen
Contemporary
Stagg Street Studio, Van Nuys, CA, September 3, 1998.
Tracks: I Used To Think That I Was Crazy; Sleepy Old Moon; Until I Left Chicago (I Never Had The Blues); Mister Moon; Lazy Days; Playing The Field; Alabama Baby; One Little Thing; South Dakota; Easy For You; Clarinet Lick; Nights In Madrid; In The Mornin' When The Sun Comes Up.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Terry Gibbs: vibes, xylophone, marimba; Tom Ranier: piano; Dave Carpenter: bass; Gerry Gibbs: drums.

2003


Cookin' The Books
Arbors
June 24 & 25, 2003.
Tracks: Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise; Prisoner Of Love*; What Is This Thing Called Love?*; Cookin' The Books; I Lost The Blues; East Of The Sun; Dancing In The Dark; Poor Butterfly; Gone With The Wind; Scrapple From The Apple.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Ray Kennedy: piano; John Pizzarelli: guitar, vocals*; Martin Pizzarelli: bass; Butch Miles: drums.

As a Side Musician

1943


Drop Me Off In Harlem
Charlie Barnet
Decca
NYC, October 21°, 1943 & February 23¹ & 24², 1944.
Tracks: The Moose°; Pow-Wow°; Strollin'°; The Great Lie¹, Flat Top Flips The Lid¹; Gulf Coast Blues²; Drop Me Off In Harlem².
Personnel: Al Killian°, Herbert 'Peanuts' Holland°, Jimmy Pupa, Lyman Vunk, Roy Eldridge¹², Art House¹², Chuck Zimmerman¹²: trumpet; Eddie Bert°, Ed Fromm, Claude 'Spud' Murphy°, Bob Swift°, Porky Cohen¹², Tommy Pederson¹², Ben Pickering¹²: trombone; Charlie Barnet: alto sax, soprano sax, tenor sax; Buddy DeFranco, Ray De Geer: clarinet, alto sax; Kurt Bloom, Mike Goldberg°, Andy Pino¹²: tenor sax; Danny Bank: baritone sax; Dodo Marmarosa: piano; Turk Van Lake: guitar; Russ Wagner°, Andy Ricardi¹²: bass; Harold Hahn: drums.
Note: 'Flat Top Flips The Lid' not on this CD compilation. Tracks can be found on several Charlie Barnet samplers.


The Carnegie Hall V-Disc Session (April 1944)
Tommy Dorsey
Hep
October 1943 and April, June, July, August & September 1944.
Tracks: The Minor Goes Muggin'; I Dream Of You; Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet; I Never Knew; Song Of India; Tess' Torch Song (I Had A Man); Irresistable You; Losers Weepers; Wagon Wheels; Paramount On Parade; TD Chant; Then I'll Be Happy; Small Fry; Pennies From Heaven; Somebody Loves Me; Indian Summer; I'm In The Mood For Love; Sweet And Lovely; Chicago; The Lady In Red; For All We Know; I'm Nobody's Baby; Three Little Words.
Personnel: Pete Candoli, Mickey Mangano, Dale Pearce, Bob Price, George Seaburg: trumpet; Tommy Dorsey, Walter Benson, Tommy Pederson, Nelson Riddle, Tex Satterwhite: trombone; Joe Park: tuba; Hank D'Amico, Buddy DeFranco: clarinet, alto sax; Sid Cooper, Leonard Kaye: alto sax; Gail Curtis, Don Lodice, Mickey Sabol, Al Klink: tenor sax; Bruce Branson, Manny Gershman: baritone sax; Milt Raskin, Dodo Marmarosa: piano; Bob Bain, Dennis Sandole: guitar; Sid Block: bass; Gene Krupa, Moe Purtill, Buddy Rich: drums; Alex Beller, Joseph Goodman, Royal Johnson, Paul Kahn, Robert Konrad, Manny Fidler, Paul Lowenkron, Seymour Miroff, Ruth Rubinstein: violin; Leonard Atkins: violin, viola; Sheppard Lehnhoff, Dave Uchitel: viola; Fred Camelia: cello; Bing Crosby, Bob Allen, Georgia Gibbs, Frances Langford, The Sentimentalists: vocals.

1944


1942-1945
Gene Krupa
V-Disc / Chronological Classics
New York, May 12, 1944.
Tracks: Liza; Hodge Podge.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Dodo Marmarosa: piano; Gene Krupa: drums.
Note: One track (How High The Moon) remained unreleased.


Well, Git It!
Tommy Dorsey
Vintage Jazz
NYC, November 14°, 1944 & September 7¹, 1945.
Tracks: On The Sunny Side Of The Street°; Opus No. 1°; Chicago¹.
Personnel: Roger Ellick°, Mickey Mangano, Dale Pearce°, George Seaburg, Gerry Goff¹, Charlie Shavers¹: trumpet; Tommy Dorsey, Walter Benson°, Nelson Riddle°, Tex Satterwhite, Bill Haller¹, Karl De Karske¹: trombone; Joe Park°: tuba; Sid Cooper: alto sax; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet, alto sax; Gail Curtis°, Al Klink°, Babe Freak¹, Harry Steinfeld¹: tenor sax; Bruce Branson: baritone sax; Milt Golden°, Johnny Protoker¹: piano; Bob Bain°, Sam Herman¹: guitar; Sandy 'Sid' Block: bass; Buddy Rich: drums; The Sentimentalists, Sy Oliver¹: vocals; Alex Beller°, Leonard Atkins°, Bernard Tinterow°, Peter Dimitriades°, Manny Fiddler°, Ruth Goodman°, Joseph Goodman°: violin; Milton Thomas°, David Uchitel°: viola; Fred Camelia°: cello; Reba Robinson°: harp.
Note: Tracks can be found on several Tommy Dorsey compilations.

1945


1944-1945
Charlie Shavers
Vogue Picture/Chronological Classics
1945.
Tracks: She's Funny That Way*; Serenade To A Pair Of Nylons; Dizzy's Dilemma; Broadjump; Musicomania; If I Had You.
Personnel: Charlie Shavers: trumpet, vocals*; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; others.

1946


Look Out c/w Metronome All Out
Metronome All Stars
Victor
NYC, January 15, 1946.
Tracks: Look Out°; Metronome All Out¹.
Personnel: Harry Edison, Cootie Williams°, Sonny Berman , Pete Condoli, Rex Stewart°, Neal Hefti: trumpet; Tommy Dorsey, Will Bradley°, Bill Harris, JC Higginbotham: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Johnny Hodges, Herbie Fields: alto sax; Georgie Auld, Flip Phillips: tenor sax; Harry Carney: baritone sax; Red Norvo¹: vibes; Teddy Wilson: piano; Billy Bauer, Tiny Grimes: guitar; Chubby Jackson: bass; Dave Tough: drums; Sy Oliver°, Duke Ellington¹, Billy Strayhorn¹: arranger.
Note: Reissued on Metronome All Stars: The Classic Recordings 1939-1953 (Memoir).
Note: 'Metronome All Out' reissued on Duke Ellington Centennial Edition: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1927-1973 (RCA).
Note: Reissued on Metronome All-Star Bands (RCA Bluebird).


The Post-War Era
Tommy Dorsey
Victor/RCA Bluebird
NYC, Janaury 31° & April 8-9¹, 1946.
Tracks: Come Rain Or Come Shine°; The Song Is You¹, Hollywood Hat¹, Then I'll Be Happy¹, Tom Foolery¹, Bingo, Bango, Boffo¹.
Personnel: Mickey Mangano, George Seaburg¹, Charlie Shavers, Jack Dougherty, Paul McCoy°, Ziggy Elman¹: trumpet; Tommy Dorsey, Tex Satterwhite¹, Bill Siegal, Bill Schallen°, Sam Levine°, Greg Philips¹: trombone; Sid Cooper: alto sax; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet, alto sax; Boomie Richman°, Babe Fresk, Don Lodice¹: tenor sax; Bruce Branson: baritone sax; Johnny Protoker: piano; Sam Herman: guitar; Sandy 'Sid' Block: bass; Alvin Stoller: drums; Sy Oliver°: vocals.

1947


Jewells
Boyd Raeburn
Savoy
NYC, August 14, 1947.
Tracks: The Lady Is A Tramp; How High The Moon; Trouble Is A Man; St. Louis Blues.
Personnel: Conte Candoli, Buddy Colaneri, Norman Faye, Bernie Glow: trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Leon Cox, Bart Varsalona: trombone; Lloyd Otto, Al Richman: french horn; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Sam Spumberg: alto sax; Shirley Thompson: tenor sax; Jimmy Giuffre, Jerry Sanfino: tenor sax, alto sax; Hy Mandel: baritone sax; Boyd Raeburn: bass sax, soprano sax; Ray Rossi: piano; Steve Jordan: guitar; Joe Berisce: bass; Irv Kluger: drums; Doug Jones: percussion; Ginnie Powell: vocals.


Leap Here c/w Metronome Riff
Metronome All Stars
Capitol
NYC, December 21, 1947.
Tracks: Leap Here°; Metronome Riff¹.
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Childers¹, Ken Hanna¹, Al Porcino¹, Ray Wetzel¹: trumpet; Bill Harris, Milt Bernhart², Harry Betts², Harry Forbes², Bart Varsalona²: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Art Pepper¹,George Weidler¹: alto sax; Flip Phillips, Bob Cooper¹, Warren Weidler¹: tenor sax; Nat King Cole: piano; Billy Bauer: guitar; Eddie Safranski, Bob Gioga¹: bass; Buddy Rich, Shelly Manne¹: drums; Pete Rugolo¹: arranger.
Note: Reissued on Nat King Cole: Jazz Encounters (Capitol).
Note: Reissued on Nat King Cole: 1947-1949 (Chronological Classics).
Note: Reissued on Metronome All Stars: The Classic Recordings 1939-1953 (Memoir).

1948


Bebop
Bud Powell
Pablo
NYC, Paris, and Edenville, France, between 1948-1964.
Tracks: Perdido; (Back Home Again In) Indiana; Jumpin' With Symphony Sid; I'll Be Seeing You; 52nd Street Theme; Ornithology; Blues In The Closet; Now's The Time; Confirmation; Hot House; Salt Peanuts; Lady Bird; I Remember Clifford.
Personnel: Bud Powell: piano; Nelson Boyd, Kenny Clarke, Buddy DeFranco, Jacques Gervais, Johnny Griffin, Benny Harris, Guy Hayat, Budd Johnson, J.J. Johnson, Lee Konitz, Pierre Michelot, Cecil Payne, Max Roach, and Chuck Wayne.

1949


Overtime c/w Victory Ball
Metronome All Stars
RCA Victor
NYC, January 3, 1949.
Tracks: Overtime; Victory Ball.
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Fats Navarro: trumpet; Kai Winding, J,J, Johnson: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Charlie Parker: alto sax; Charlie Ventura: tenor sax; Ernie Caceres: baritone sax; Lennie Tristano: piano; Billy Bauer: guitar; Eddie Safranski: bass; Shelly Manne: drums.
Note: There were two takes of both tunes (a longer & a shorter one each). Davis, Navarro, Johnson and Caceres do not play on the shorter version of 'Victory Ball'.
Note: Short takes reissued on Metronome All Stars: The Classic Recordings 1939-1953 (Memoir).
Note: All four takes reissued on Dizzy Gillespie: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (RCA).
Note: All four takes reissued on Metronome All-Star Bands (RCA Bluebird).

1950


Double Date c/w No Figs
Metronome All Stars
Columbia
NYC, January 10, 1950.
Tracks: Double Date°; No Figs¹.
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie°: trumpet; Kai Winding: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Lee Konitz: alto sax: Stan Getz: tenor sax; Serge Chaloff: baritone sax; Lennie Tristano: piano, arranger¹; Billy Bauer: guitar; Eddie Safranski: bass; Max Roach: drums; Pete Rugolo: arranger°.
Note: Reisuued on The Bebop Era (Columbia).
Note: Reissued on Metronome All Stars: The Classic Recordings 1939-1953 (Memoir).


The Octet Sounds (The Complete Octet Studio Recordings)
Count Basie
Ocium
May 16° & November 2¹ & 3², 1950 & April 10³, 1951.
Tracks: Golden Bullet°; These Foolish Things¹; I’m Confessing¹; One O’Clock Jump¹; I Ain’t Got Nobody¹; Little White Lies²; I’ll Remember April³.
Personnel: Clark Terry: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Charlie Rouse°, Wardell Gray¹: tenor sax; Serge Chaloff°, Rudy Rutherford¹: baritone sax; Count Basie: piano; Freddie Green: guitar; Jimmy Lewis: bass; Buddy Rich, Gus Johnson: drums.
Note: Originally released as One O'Clock Jump (Columbia) and The Old Count and The New Count (Epic).
Note: Also issued on Count Basie: 1950-1951 (Chronological Classics).


Count Basie And His Orchestra; Snader Telescriptions
Count Basie
Premier
NYC, October 1950.
Tracks: One O’Clock Jump; Basie’s Conversation; I Cried For You*; Basie Boogie; If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)*.
Personnel: Clark Terry: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Wardell Gray: tenor sax; Count Basie: piano; Freddie Green: guitar; Jimmy Lewis: bass; Gus Johnson: drums; Helen Humes*: vocals.

1953


Norman Granz' Jam Session, #3
Various Artists
Clef
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, August 18, 1953.
Tracks: Apple Jam¹; Ballad Medley: Indian Summer / Willow Weep For Me / If I Had You / (I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance With You / Love Walked In / Sophisticated Lady / Nancy (With The Laughing Face / I Hadn't Anyone Till You°.
Personnel: Harry 'Sweets' Edison: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Benny Carter, Willie Smith: alto sax; Stan Getz, Wardell Gray: tenor sax; Arnold Ross°, Count Basie¹: piano; Freddie Green: guitar; John Simmons: bass; Buddy Rich: drums.
Note: Reissued on The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions (Verve).


Norman Granz' Jam Session, #4
Various Artists
Clef
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, August 18, 1953.
Tracks: Oh, Lady Be Good¹; Blues For The Count°².
Personnel: Harry 'Sweets' Edison: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Benny Carter, Willie Smith: alto sax; Stan Getz, Wardell Gray: tenor sax; Arnold Ross°: piano; Count Basie: piano¹, organ²; Freddie Green: guitar; John Simmons: bass; Buddy Rich: drums.
Note: Reissued on The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions (Verve).

1954


Billie's Blues
Billie Holiday
Verve
Kölner Messehalle V, Cologne, Germany, January 23, 1954.
Tracks: Billie's Blues (aka 'I Love My Man'); Lover Come Back To Me.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Red Norvo: vibes; Sonny Clark, Beryl Booker: piano; Jimmy Raney: guitar; Red Mitchell: bass; Elaine Leighton: drums; Billie Holiday: vocals.


The Lionel Hampton Quintet
Lionel Hampton
Verve
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 13, 1954.
Tracks: Flying Home; On The Sunny Side Of The Street; Je Ne Sais Pas; It's Only A Paper Moon; The Way You Look Tonight; These Foolish Things; Don't Be That Way.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Lionel Hampton: vibes; Oscar Peterson: piano; Ray Brown: bass; Buddy Rich: drums.
Note: Also issued on The Complete Lionel Hampton Quartets And Quintets With Oscar Peterson On Verve (Verve).


The Lionel Hampton Quartet/Quintet
Lionel Hampton
Clef/Verve
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 13, 1954.
Tracks: Dinah.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Lionel Hampton: vibes; Oscar Peterson: piano; Ray Brown: bass; Buddy Rich: drums.
Note: Also issued on The Complete Lionel Hampton Quartets And Quintets With Oscar Peterson On Verve (Verve).


Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 10
Various Artist
Verve
'Bushnell Memorial Auditorium', Hartford, CT, September 17, 1954.
Tracks: How High The Moon*; Body And Soul*; Flying Home*; I'll Remember April; Autumn Leaves; Now's The Time; Air Mail Special; Avalon; It's Only A Paper Moon; Easy Living.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Lionel Hampton*: vibes; Oscar Peterson: piano; Herb Ellis: guitar; Ray Brown: bass; Buddy Rich: drums.
Note: Originally released on Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 17 (Clef).


Norman Granz' Jam Session, #6
Various Artists
Clef
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA; October 30, 1954.
Tracks: Stompin' At The Savoy, Pt. 1 & 2.
Personnel: Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie: trumpet; Bill Harris: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Flip Phillips: tenor sax; Oscar Peterson: piano; Herb Ellis: guitar; Ray Brown: bass; Louis Bellson: drums.
Note: Reissued on The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions (Verve).


Norman Granz' Jam Session, #9
Various Artists
Verve
NYC, October 30, 1954.
Tracks: Lullaby In Rhythm; Funky Blues.
Personnel: Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie: trumpet; Bill Harris: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Flip Phillips: tenor sax; Oscar Peterson: piano; Herb Ellis: guitar; Ray Brown: bass; Louis Bellson: drums.
Note: Reissued on The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions (Verve).

1955


USA All Stars In Berlin
Various Artists (Jazz At The Philharmonics)
Jazz Band
February 1955.
Tracks: Billie's Bounce.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Oscar Peterson: piano; Herb Ellis: guitar; Ray Brown: bass; Louis Bellson: drums.

1957


Sessions, Live
Various Artists
Calliope
Stars Of Jazz TV Show, Los Angeles, CA, April 7, 1957.
Tracks: Fascinating Rhythm; I Loves You, Porgy; Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams; Memphis in June; Concerto For Heartbeat And Machine.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Marty Paich: piano; Howard Roberts: guitar; Ralph Pena: bass; Frank De Vito: drums; Lucy Ann Polk: vocals.


1957 'Live'
Roy Eldridge
Jazz Band
1957.
Tracks: Monitor Blues; Stumpy; Bohemia; In A Mellow Tone; Sweet Georgia Brown; Embraceable You; Lover Come Back To Me; Little Jazz; Rockin' Chair; Oh, Lady Be Good; Soft Wind; Perdido; The Long Blues.
Personnel: Roy Eldridge: trumpet; J.J. Johnson: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Sonny Stitt: alto sax; Bud Freeman, Ben Webster: tenor sax; Art Van Damme: accordion; Jim Golden, Marian McPartland, Jimmy Neely, Oscar Peterson: piano; Herb Ellis: guitar; Ray Brown, Chubby Jackson, Eddie Mathias, Barney Richmond: bass; Rudy Collins, Jo Jones: drums.
Note: Not known which tracks feature Buddy DeFranco.

1964


Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald
Verve
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 19°, 20¹ & 21², 1964.
Tracks: Too Marvelous For Words²; Early Autumn°; Day In, Day Out¹; Laura²; This Time The Dream's On Me¹; Skylark¹; Single-O¹; Something's Gotta Give²; Travelin' Light°; Midnight Sun¹; Dream°; I Remember You²; When A Woman Loves A Man².
Personnel: John Audino¹, Carroll Lewis, Vito Mangano, George Seaberg, Shorty Sherock°²: trumpet; Dick Nash°, Tommy Pederson°², Tommy Shepard, Milt Bernhart¹², Gilbert Falco¹, George Roberts: trombone; John Cave°², James Decker°², William Hinshaw, Richard Perissi¹, George Price¹: french horn; Buddy Collette, Harry Klee: flute; Buddy DeFranco, Abe Most°, George Smith¹²: clarinet; Norman Benno, Seymour Schoneberg: oboe; Lloyd Hildebrand, Howard Terry: bassoon; Joe Koch, Wilbur Schwartz, Gene Cipriano¹: reeds; Willie Smith: alto sax; Babe Russin: tenor sax; Katherine Julyie: harp; Paul Smith: piano; Barney Kessel°², Robert Bain¹: guitar; Joe Comfort: bass; Irving Cottler: drums; Emil Radocchia, Frank Flynn: percussion; Ella Fitzgerald: vocals; Nelson Riddle: arranger.

1965


New Horizons, Vol. 2
Stan Kenton/The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra
Tantara
1965.
Tracks: Il Saltimbocca.
Personnel: Dalton Smith, Al Porcino, Conte Candoli, Ronnie Ossa, Ollie Mitchell: trumpet; Gil Falco, Bob Fitzpatrick, Vern Friley, Jim Amlotte: trombone; Vince DeRosa, John Cave, Bill Hinshaw, Arthur Maebe, Richard Perissi: french horn; Red Callender: tuba; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Bud Shank: alto sax, flute; Bill Perkins: tenor sax; Buddy Collette: tenor sax, flute; Chuck Gentry, John Lowe: baritone sax; Milt Raskin: piano; John Gray: guitar; John Worster: bass; Shelly Manne: drums; Emil Richards, Frank Carlson: percussion.


In The Mod
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
RCA
ca. 1965.
Tracks: In The Mod; Shangri-La; Gone With The Wind; Chelsea Bridge; My Ship; Walking Happy°; What's New?; Charlie Cat; The Continental; Sherry¹; Song Of India; Thanks For The Memory.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; The Glenn Miller Orchestra; Roger McCoy°, Joan Shepherd¹: vocal.

1966


Something New - The Tijuana Brass Hits
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Epic
ca. 1966.
Tracks: A Taste Of Honey; What Now My Love; I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You; Whipped Cream; Tijuana Taxi; Theme From 'Zorba, The Greek'; The Lonely Bull; Mexican Shuffle: The Third Man Theme; Spanish Flea.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; The Glenn Miller Orchestra; Chico O'Farrill: arranger.

1968


Returns To The Glen Island Casino
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
RCA Victor
1968.
Tracks: Up-Up And Away; Seeing You Like This; You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You; A Stranger In Town; Amen; Slumber Song; Release Me; You’ve Changed; Come Rain Or Come Shine; Hellzapoppin’; 'Round Midnight.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; The Glenn Miller Orchestra.

1969


Do You Wanna Dance
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Command/ABC
ca. 1969/1970.
Tracks: Wichita Lineman; Cinnamon; Till; Sunny; Both Sides Now; With A Little Help From My Friends; For Once In My Life; Love Child; Do you Wanna Dance; Hey Jude; Those Were The Days.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; The Glenn Miller Orchestra.

1972


Yesterdays
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Ranwood
November 15 & 16, 1972.
Tracks: I Want To Be Happy; Bess, You Is My Woman Now; Far Away Places; Yesterdays; Story Of A Starry Night; Magic Moments; Didn't We; Now Is The Hour; On The Trail; My Man; Body And Soul; Danny Boy; Love; Springtime Pipers; Slumber Song.
Personnel: John Hoffman, Dale Thompson, Kenneth Wright: trumpet; Bill Watrous, Jim Price, Ron Textor: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Richard Barz: clarinet, flute, bass clarinet, piccolo, alto sax; baritone sax; Terrell Heiserman, Ralph Olsen: clarinet, flute, alto sax; Steve Johnson: piano, celeste; James de Franco: guitar; Larry Fields: bass; Danny D'Imperio: drums; Joe Nicolo, Lynn Roberts: vocals.

1981


Sharky's Machine
Original Sound Track
Warner Brothers/King
1981.
Tracks: Dope Bust.
Personnel: Buddy Defranco: clarinet; Flora Purim: vocals.

1989


Jazz Giants
Louis Bellson
Music Masters
Live at the International Jazz Festival, Berne, Switzerland, April 30, 1989.
Tracks: Allen's Alley; Five Notes Of Blues; Head Start; Threesome Shuffle; Berne, Baby, Berne; Another Who?.
Personnel: Conte Candoli: trumpet; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Don Menza: tenor sax; Hank Jones: piano; Keter Betts: bass; Louie Bellson: drums.

1995


Celebrates His 80th Birthday At The March Of Jazz 1995
Flip Phillips
Arbors
March 24-26, 1995.
Tracks: Tenor Madness/Great Scott; Hashimoto's Blues.
Personnel: Carl Fontana: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Flip Phillips, Scott Hamilton: tenor sax; others.

1997


Affairs
Rolf Kühn
Intuition
The Carriage House Studio, Stanford, CT, January 1997.
Tracks: Just Friends*; Three Bopeteers*; Lover Man.
Personnel: Rolf Kühn, Buddy DeFranco, Eddie Daniels*: clarinet; Chuck Loeb: guitar; Dieter Ilg: bass; Wolfgang Haffner: drums.

1999


Swingin' In The Windy City
John Burnett & His Orchestra
Lakeside
Chicago, IL, January 1999.
Tracks: Sing, Sing, Sing; Out Of Nowhere; The Blues.
Personnel: Terry Connell, Mike McGrath, Mike Shires, Jim Donovan: trumpet; David Gross, Tom Stark, Harry Kozlowski, Bill Walsh: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Rich Corpolongo, David Creighton: alto sax; Frank Catalano, David Kublank: tenor sax; Bruce Mack: baritone sax; Mike Flack: piano; Geoff Lowe: bass; Bill Byan: drums.

2000


Jazzman Big Band
Jazzman Big Band
Artegra
2000.
Tracks: Invitation; More Than You Know.
Personnel: Joe Cosgrove, Bernie Edstrom, John Harner, Dave Jensen, James Simmons: trumpet; Gerard Alosio, Wade Clark, Peter Enblom, Dave Graf, Tom Matta, Jeff Rinear, Dean Sorenson: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Mark Henderson, Kathy Jensen, Dave Karr, Dave Saunders, Pete Whitman: sax; Laura Caviani: piano; Gordon Johnson: bass; Phil Hey: drums.


Friends & Heroes
Jeff Steinberg
RareAIR/Orchard
2000.
Tracks: For Thad; Camden Cool.
Personnel: George Tidwell: trumpet, flügelhorn; Barry Green, Dennis Good: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Jay Patten: alto sax; Jeff Coffin, Denis Solee, Mark Douthit: tenor sax; Doug Moffitt: baritone sax; Jeff Steinberg: piano, arranger; Pat Coil, Lori Mechem: piano; Roger Spencer, Jim Ferguson: bass; Chris Brown, Bob Mater, Jim White: drums; Dan Sherrill: percussion.

2002


All In Blue Time
Jay Patten
Orchard
2002.
Tracks: Melancholy Serenade; Somewhere In The Night.
Personnel: George Tidwell, Mike Haynes: trumpet; Dennis Good, Barry Green; Chris McDonald: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Jay Patten: alto sax, tenor sax, guitar; Cole Burgess: sax; Dennis Solee: baritone sax; Jeff Steinberg: piano, arranger; Tom Reynolds: organ, piano; Chris Enghauser, Roger Spencer: bass; Jim White: drums; David Angell, David Davidson: violin; Jim Grosjean: viola; John Catchings, Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen: cello.

2003


A Multitude Of Stars
Statesmen Of Jazz
Arbors
December 8-10, 2003.
Tracks: Top and Bottom; Elijah; Backwater Blues; The Man I Love/I Loves You Porgy; Just An Old Manuscript; Cherry; Honeysuckle Rose; Tangerine; Shall We Dance; Farewell Blues; Corner Pocket; Why Do I Love You?; Shiny Stockings; If I Had You; Love Me Or Leave Me; Medley: New Orleans/These Foolish Things/Poor Butterfly/Street Of Dreams; Fascinating Rhythm; My Shining Hour; There Will Never Be Another You; Isn’t It Romantic?; Here’s That Rainy Day; I’m Growing Young With You; Emily; I Hear Music; Rockin’ Chair; Just You Just Me; Bags’ Groove; Sweet Georgia Brown.
Personnel: Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, Warren Vaché, Ed Polcer, Don Sickler: trumpet, cornet; Benny Powell, George Masso, Wycliffe Gordon: trombone; Buddy DeFranco, Kenny Davern, Ken Poplowski: clarinet; Frank Wess, Red Holloway, Houston Person, Bob Kindred: Tenor sax; Jane Jarvis, Norman Simmons, Derek Smith, Johnny Varro: piano; Bucky Pizzarelli: guitar; Johnny Frigo: violin, vocals; Keter Betts, Bob Cranshaw, Earl May, Ja Leonhart: bass; Louie Bellson, Eddie Locke, Jackie Williams, Dennis Mackrel: drums; Carrie Smith: vocals.

2005


Let's Dance Band Stand
Craig Raymond
Alanna
2005.
Tracks: Skyliner; I Remember Clifford; Don’t Be That Way*; Mr. Lucky.
Personnel: Craig Raymond: trumpet; Don Downs, Kevin Rodgers, Bill Posey, Tony DeSantis, Rick Gazda: trumpet, flügelhorn; Chuck Dressler, Brian Pastor, Mike Galan, Mike Purdy, Jose Vidal: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Jeff Darrohn, Andrew Neu: alto sax; Rob Haffley, Bob Apgar, Larry McKenna*: tenor sax; Mike Brignola: baritone sax; Pete Jackson: piano; Kevin MacConnell: bass; Tony Vigilante: drums.

2006


Straight Ahead
Craig Raymond
Star Satellite
2006.
Tracks: This Could Be The Start Of Something Big; Swingsville; Tenderly; It's A Wonderful World; But Beautiful; Sorta Blue; Nite Train; Street Of Dreams; I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles; I Remember Clifford; Don't Be That Way; I Wanna Be Happy; Polka Dots and Moonbeams; I Wanna Be Loved; Speak Low; Theme From Jacqueline; Orbit..
Personnel: Craig Raymond, Kevin Rodgers, Tony DiSantis, Rick Gazda, Lin Biviano, Don Downs: trumpet; Chuck Dressler,Brian Pastor, Mike Purdy, Al Grey, Jose Vidal: trombone; Buddy DeFranco: clarinet; Jeff Darrohn, Andrew Neu, John Simon: alto sax; Larry McKenna: tenor sax; Wendell Hobbs: alto sax, tenor sax, Larry Iaccio:, Mike Brignola: baritone sax; Pete Jackson: piano; Kevin McConnel, Craig Thomas: bass; Tony Vigilante: drums.

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