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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Ben Riley (drums)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Great jazz drummer, Ben Riley was born Benjamin A Riley on July 17th, 1933 in Savannah, Georgia. He studied with Cecil Scott, turning professional in 1956. He worked with Bobby Brown, then Gene Rodgers.

He was a member of New York Jazz Quartet, along with Roland Hanna, Ron Carter and Frank Wess.


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP


This was the Junior Mance Trio in February 1961:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1961
Junior Mance
piano
Larry Gales
bass
Ben Riley
drums

They recorded the live album At The Village Vanguard that same month.


BABS GONZALES GROUP


Around 1962, jazz singer Babs Gonzales assembled this superb lineup:

BABS GONZALES GROUP #?
1962
Babs Gonzales
vocals
Horace Parlan
piano
Clark Terry
trumpet
Johnny Griffin
sax
Ben Riley
drums

A live album was released, Live at Small´s Paradise (later reissued with different titles and track listings).

Other info on members of Babs Gonzales Group (I know up to 8 members)
Already covered (1): Buddy Catlett
To be covered (5): Brian Auger, Walter Davis, Johnny Griffin, Horace Parlan, Clark Terry
Not enough info (1): Babs Gonzales


SONNY ROLLINS GROUP


This was the Sonny Rollins-Jim Hall Group in March 1962

SONNY ROLLINS GROUP #?
1962
Sonny Rollins
sax
Jim Hall
guitar
Bob Cranshaw
bass
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of Sonny Rollins Group (I know up to 57 members)
Already covered (3): Jim Hall, Freddie Hubbard, Mickey Roker
To be covered (39): Peter Bernstein, Russell Blake, Paul Bley, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bobby Broom, George Cables, Don Cherry, Stanley Clarke, Stanley Cowell, Bob Cranshaw, Walter Davis, Alan Dawson, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Drew, George Duke, Sammy Figueroa, Al Foster, Henry Franklin, Henry Grimes, Herbie Hancock, Rufus Harley, Tootie Heath, Billy Higgins, Alphonso Johnson, Robert Kenyatta,... up to 39 musicians.
Not enough info (14): Reshid Kmal Ali, Clifton Anderson, James Benjamin, Tommy Campbell, Kimati Dinizulu, Armen Donelian, Mardoqueo Figueroa, Beaver Harris, Jerome Harris, Jerome Jennings, Aurell Ray, Larry Ridley, Kobie Watkins, Herman Wright


PAUL WINTER GROUP


This was the Paul Winter Sextet in 1963, with Chuck Israels on bass:

PAUL WINTER GROUP #?
1963
Paul Winter
sax
Chuck Israels
bass
Warren Bernhardt
keyboards
Dick Whitsell
trumpet
Jay Cameron
sax
Ben Riley
drums

This was the Paul Winter Sextet in March 1963, with Arthur Harper Jr on bass:

PAUL WINTER GROUP #?
1963
Paul Winter
sax
Arthur Harper Jr
bass
Warren Bernhardt
keyboards
Dick Whitsell
trumpet
Jay Cameron
sax
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of Paul Winter Group (I know up to 42 members)
To be covered (17): Joe Beck, Warren Bernhardt, Sam Brown, Oscar Castro-Neves, Jamey Haddad, Chuck Israels, Gordon Johnson, Harold Jones, Phil Markowitz, Cecil McBee, Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, Jordan Rudess, Ralph Towner, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Freddie Waits, Collin Walcott
Not enough info (24): Bill Cahn, Jay Cameron, David Darling, Richard Evans, Erik Friedlander, Eugene Friesen, Gordon Gottlieb, Paul Halley, Arthur Harper Jr, Russ Hartenberger, Russ Landau, Rhonda Larson, Susan Osborn, Dorothy Papadakos, Mark Perchanok, Les Rout, Nancy Rumbel, Jim Scott, Paul Sullivan, Gaudencio Thiago De Mello, Glen Velez, Eliot Wadopian, Dick Whitsell, Paul Winter


THELONIOUS MONK GROUP


Ben Riley joined Thelonious Monk Quartet in 1964 until 1967.

This was The Thelonious Monk Group in February 1964:

THELONIOUS MONK GROUP #?
1964
Thelonious Monk
piano
Butch Warren
bass
Charlie Rouse
sax
Ben Riley
drums

And this was the Thelonious Monk Group in April 1966:

THELONIOUS MONK GROUP #?
1963
Thelonious Monk
piano
Larry Gales
bass
Charlie Rouse
sax
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of Thelonious Monk Group (I know up to 30 members)
Already covered (2): Paul Motian, Butch Warren
To be covered (22): Gene Allen, Eddie Bert, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Lou Donaldson, Frankie Dunlop, Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Griffin, Roy Haynes, Paul Jeffrey, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones, Steve Lacy, Scott LaFaro, Al McKibbon, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Rouse, Sonny Stitt, Nick Travis, Kai Winding, Phil Woods
Not enough info (5): Larry Gales, Willie Jones, Lenny McBrowne, John Ore, Larry Ridley


ALICE COLTRANE GROUP


Around 1971, Ben Riley started working with Alice Coltrane:

ALICE COLTRANE GROUP #?
1971-?
Alice Coltrane
piano, harp
Ben Riley
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

But I haven´t been able to find proper info about the live lineups. Help, please...

Other info on members of Alice Coltrane Group (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (8): Rashied Ali, Alice Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Dunmall, Jimmy Garrison, Charlie Haden, Pharoah Sanders, Carlos Ward


NEW YORK JAZZ QUARTET


This was the new lineup for New York Jazz Quartet in 1974:

NEW YORK JAZZ QUARTET #?
1974
Roland Hanna
piano
George Mraz
bass
Frank Wess
sax, flute
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of New York Jazz Quartet (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (7): Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Roland Hanna, Hubert Laws, George Mraz, Grady Tate, Frank Wess
Not enough info (1): Richie Pratt


RON CARTER GROUP


Ben Riley joined Ron Carter Group around 1975, on and off along the years.

In March 1977, this was the Ron Carter Quartet that recorded the double live LP Piccolo:

RON CARTER GROUP #?
1977
Ron Carter
piccolo bass
Buster Williams
bass
Kenny Barron
piano
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of Ron Carter Group (I know up to 14 members)
To be covered (5): Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Mulgrew Miller, Roger Squitero, Buster Williams
Not enough info (8): Payton Crossley, Ted Lo, Russell Malone, Guilherme Monteiro, Rolando Morales-Matos, Renee Rosnes, Stephen Scott, Donald Vega


JUNIOR MANCE GROUP (again)


This was the Junior Mance Trio in June 1977:

JUNIOR MANCE GROUP #?
1977
Junior Mance
piano
Gene Taylor
bass
Ben Riley
drums

They recorded the live album Live at Sweet Basil that same month.

Other info on members of Junior Mance Group (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (1): Mickey Roker
To be covered (6): Ron Carter, Rudy Collins, Bob Cranshaw, Wilbur Little, Junior Mance, Ed Thigpen
Not enough info (2): Larry Gales, Gene Taylor


SPHERE


Sphere was formed in 1982 as a sort of tribute to Thelonious Monk´s music:

SPHERE #?
1982-?
Buster Williams
bass
Kenny Barron
keyboards
Charlie Rouse
sax
Ben Riley
drums

They were together for many years, on and off (they were still together in 1986).


FREDDIE HUBBARD GROUP


This is the lineup that played at San Sebastian Jazz Festival in Spain in 1983, with the name of Festival All Stars:

FREDDIE HUBBARD GROUP #?
1983
Charlie Haden
bass
Joanne Brackeen
piano
Freddie Hubbard
trumpet
Lew Tabackin
sax
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of Freddie Hubbard Group (I know up to 69 members)
Already covered (4): Dwayne Burno, Joel DiBartolo, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton
To be covered (64): Carl Allen, Ray Appleton, Kenny Barron, Michael Barsimanto, Mickey Bass, Juini Booth, Joanne Brackeen, Donald Braden, Kent Brinkley, Donald Brown, Carl Burnett, George Cables, Hadley Caliman, Ron Carter, Michael Carvin, Jeff Chambers, Billy Childs, Buck Clarke, Billy Cobham, Ira Coleman, Junior Cook, Sa Davis, Steve Davis, Xavier Davis, Jack DeJohnette,... up to 64 musicians.


SPHERE (again)


This was one of the lineups for Sphere, with Gary Bartz:

SPHERE #?
?
Buster Williams
bass
Kenny Barron
keyboards
Gary Bartz
sax
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of Sphere (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): Kenny Barron, Gary Bartz, Charlie Rouse, Buster Williams


STAN GETZ GROUP


This was the Stan Getz Group in 1989, backed by Kenny Barron Trio:

STAN GETZ GROUP #?
1989
Stan Getz
sax
Ray Drummond
bass
Kenny Barron
keyboards
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of Stan Getz Group (I know up to 57 members)
Already covered (6): Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, John Guerin, Al Harewood, Hank Jones, Horace Silver
To be covered (34): Bill Anthony, Kenny Barron, Alex Blake, Joanne Brackeen, Brian Bromberg, Gary Burton, Terri Lyne Carrington, Sonny Clark, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Bill Crow, Jack DeJohnette, Eduardo Del Barrio, Ray Drummond, Mitchel Forman, Al Foster, Stan Getz, Danny Gottlieb, Billy Hart, Roy Haynes, Frank Isola, Andy LaVerne, Victor Lewis, Chuck Loeb, Art Mardigan,... up to 34 musicians.
Not enough info (16): Jeff Brillinger, Rune Carlsson, George Gray, Bob Harrison, Clint Houston, Duke Jordan, Al Levitt, Eddy Louiss, Bernard Lubat, Tommy Potter, Georg Riedel, Lars Sjosten, Rene Thomas, John B Williams, John Williams, Frank Zottoli


THE JET ALL STAR QUARTET


In October 1994, these musicians played gigs under the name The Jet All Star Quartet:

THE JET ALL STAR QUARTET #?
1994
Ray Drummond
bass
Kenny Barron
keyboards
Gary Bartz
sax
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of The Jet All Star Quartet (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (3): Kenny Barron, Gary Bartz, Ray Drummond


KENNY BARRON GROUP


This was the Kenny Barron Group circa 1995:

KENNY BARRON GROUP #?
1995
Kenny Barron
keyboards
Reggie Johnson
bass
Ben Riley
drums


CHARLES THOMAS GROUP


This was the Charles Thomas Group that recorded the live album Live in Europe in October 1997:

CHARLES THOMAS GROUP #?
1997
Charles Thomas
piano
Essiet Okun Essiet
bass
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of Charles Thomas Group (I know up to 3 members)
Not enough info (2): Essiet Okun Essiet, Charles Thomas


BEBOP & BEYOND


Another all star jazz combo, dubbed Bebop & Beyond, in January 2000:

BEBOP & BEYOND #?
2000
Ray Drummond
bass
George Cables
keyboards
Jack Walrath
trumpet
Mel Martin
flute
Bobby Watson
sax
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of Bebop & Beyond (I know up to 17 members)
Already covered (1): Donald Bailey
To be covered (10): George Cables, Jeff Chambers, Ray Drummond, Warren Gale, Billy Hart, Eddie Marshall, Mel Martin, Frank Tusa, Jack Walrath, Bobby Watson
Not enough info (5): John Handy, Ed Kelly, Charles McPherson, Randy Vincent, Wayne Wallace


BRUCE COCKBURN BAND


This were the musicians that backed Bruce Cockburn in December 2003:

BRUCE COCKBURN BAND #?
2003
Bruce Cockburn
vocals
Steve Lucas
bass
Julie Wolf
keyboards
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of Bruce Cockburn Band (I know up to 8 members)
Not enough info (7): Bruce Cockburn, Jon Goldsmith, Steve Lucas, Fergus Marsh, Michael Pouliot, Chi Sharp, Julie Wolf


KENNY BARRON GROUP (again)


This was the Kenny Barron Group in July 2005:

KENNY BARRON GROUP #?
2005
Kenny Barron
keyboards
Anne Drummond
Ray Drummond
bass
Ben Riley
drums

And this was the Kenny Barron Group in 2006:

KENNY BARRON GROUP #?
2006
Kenny Barron
keyboards
Ray Drummond
bass
Ben Riley
drums

Other info on members of Kenny Barron Group (I know up to 12 members)
To be covered (8): Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond, Eddie Henderson, Reggie Johnson, Victor Lewis, Cecil McBee, Rufus Reid, John Stubblefield
Not enough info (3): Anne Drummond, Kiyoshi Katagawa, David Williams

Ben Riley passed away on November 18th, 2017 in West Islip, New York. He was 84. What a great drummer we´ve lost...

   18 BANDS (WITH 45 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Kenny Barron Group  6 RECORDINGS:
  • Innocence - Kenny Barron (1978)

    • Members: Kenny Barron (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Guests: Buster Williams + Brian Brake, Rafael Cruz, Sonny Fortune, Billy Hart, Gary King, Jimmy Owens
    • Producer: (RIP: Joel Dorn)
  • Green chimneys - Kenny Barron (1984)

    • Members: Kenny Barron (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Guests: Buster Williams
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1983.
  • Lamuria - seascape - Kenny Barron (1991)

    • Members: Kenny Barron + Ray Drummond (RIP: Ben Riley)
  • Confirmation - Barry Harris - Kenny Barron Quartet (1992)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, Barry Harris + Ray Drummond (RIP: Ben Riley)
  • Minor blues - Kenny Barron Trio (December 2010)

    • Members: Kenny Barron (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Guests: George Mraz
  • The Only one - Kenny Barron ( - )

    • Members: Kenny Barron + Ray Drummond (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in June 1990.
    Other info on members of Kenny Barron Group (I know up to 12 members)
    To be covered (8):Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond, Eddie Henderson, Reggie Johnson, Victor Lewis, Cecil McBee, Rufus Reid, John Stubblefield
    Not enough info (3):Anne Drummond, Kiyoshi Katagawa, David Williams
    Bebop & Beyond   
    Other info on members of Bebop & Beyond (I know up to 17 members)
    Already covered (1):Donald Bailey
    To be covered (10):George Cables, Jeff Chambers, Ray Drummond, Warren Gale, Billy Hart, Eddie Marshall, Mel Martin, Frank Tusa, Jack Walrath, Bobby Watson
    Not enough info (5):John Handy, Ed Kelly, Charles McPherson, Randy Vincent, Wayne Wallace
    Ron Carter Group  4 RECORDINGS:
  • Yellow and green - Ron Carter (1976)

    • Members: Ron Carter + Kenny Barron (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Guests: Billy Cobham + Harvey Mandel (RIP: Don Grolnick, Hugh McCracken, Dom Um Romao)
    • Producer: Creed Taylor
    • Technical: (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: Recorded in May 1976.
  • Piccolo - Ron Carter Quartet (1977)

    • Members: Ron Carter + Kenny Barron, Buster Williams (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
    • Technical: Jim Stern
    • Comments: Recorded live in March 1977.
  • Peg leg - Ron Carter (1978)

    • Members: Ron Carter + Kenny Barron, Buster Williams (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Guests: Jay Berliner, Jerry Dodgion, Wally Kane, George Marge
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
    • Technical: John Golden (RIP: Rudy Van Gelder)
  • Pick ´em - Ron Carter (1980)

  • Other info on members of Ron Carter Group (I know up to 14 members)
    To be covered (5):Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Mulgrew Miller, Roger Squitero, Buster Williams
    Not enough info (8):Payton Crossley, Ted Lo, Russell Malone, Guilherme Monteiro, Rolando Morales-Matos, Renee Rosnes, Stephen Scott, Donald Vega
    Bruce Cockburn Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Breakfast in New Orleans dinner in Timbuktu - Bruce Cockburn (September 1999)

    • Members: (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Guests: (RIP: Richard Bell)
    • Technical: Greg Calbi
    Other info on members of Bruce Cockburn Band (I know up to 8 members)
    Not enough info (7):Bruce Cockburn, Jon Goldsmith, Steve Lucas, Fergus Marsh, Michael Pouliot, Chi Sharp, Julie Wolf
    Alice Coltrane Group  5 RECORDINGS:
  • A Monastic trio - Alice Coltrane (1968)

    • Members: Pharoah Sanders (RIP: Alice Coltrane + Rashied Ali, Jimmy Garrison, Ben Riley)
    • Guests: (RIP: John Coltrane)
  • Ptah, The El Daoud - Alice Coltrane (1970)

    • Members: Pharoah Sanders (RIP: Alice Coltrane + Ben Riley)
    • Guests: Ron Carter (RIP: Joe Henderson)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna, Ed Michel
  • World galaxy - Alice with strings Coltrane (1972)

    • Members: (RIP: Alice Coltrane + Ben Riley)
    • Guests: Julien Barber, Reggie Workman (RIP: LeRoy Jenkins, Frank Lowe, Alan Shulman)
    • Producer: Ed Michel
    • Technical: (RIP: Dennis Ferrante)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1971.
  • Lord of Lords - Alice Coltrane (1972)

    • Members: (RIP: Alice Coltrane + Charlie Haden, Ben Riley)
    • Guests: Murray Adler, Marilyn Baker, Jesse Ehrlich, Ronald Folsom, James Getzoff, Ray Kelley, Jerome Kessler, Edgar Lustgarten, Gerald Vinci (RIP: Samuel Boghossian, Nathan Kaproff, David Schwartz, Sid Sharp)
    • Producer: Ed Michel
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1972.
  • Eternity - Alice Coltrane (1976)

    • Members: (RIP: Alice Coltrane + Charlie Haden, Ben Riley)
    • Guests: Murray Adler, George Bohanon, Oscar Brashear, Gene Cipriano, Vincent DeRosa, Pamela Goldsmith, Terry Harrington, Paul Hubinon, Fred Jackson, Ray Kelley, Jackie Kelso, William Kurasch, Hubert Laws, Charles Loper, Arthur Maebe, Ernie Watts (RIP: Tommy Johnson, Nathan Kaproff, Armando Peraza, Jerome Richardson, Sid Sharp)
    • Producer: Ed Michel
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Reflection on creation and space - Alice Coltrane (1973)

    • Members: Jack DeJohnette, Pharoah Sanders (RIP: Alice Coltrane + Rashied Ali, Jimmy Garrison, Charlie Haden, Ben Riley)
    • Guests: Murray Adler, Marilyn Baker, Julien Barber, Ron Carter, Jesse Ehrlich, Ronald Folsom, James Getzoff, Ray Kelley, Jerome Kessler, Edgar Lustgarten, Cecil McBee, Gerald Vinci, Reggie Workman (RIP: Samuel Boghossian, Joe Henderson, Clifford Jarvis, Leroy Jenkins, Nathan Kaproff, David Schwartz, Sid Sharp)
    • Producer: Ed Michel (RIP: Bob Thiele)
    Other info on members of Alice Coltrane Group (I know up to 9 members)
    To be covered (8):Rashied Ali, Alice Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Dunmall, Jimmy Garrison, Charlie Haden, Pharoah Sanders, Carlos Ward
    Stan Getz Group   
    Other info on members of Stan Getz Group (I know up to 57 members)
    Already covered (6):Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, John Guerin, Al Harewood, Hank Jones, Horace Silver
    To be covered (34):Bill Anthony, Kenny Barron, Alex Blake, Joanne Brackeen, Brian Bromberg, Gary Burton, Terri Lyne Carrington, Sonny Clark, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Bill Crow, Jack DeJohnette, Eduardo Del Barrio, Ray Drummond, Mitchel Forman, Al Foster, Stan Getz, Danny Gottlieb, Billy Hart, Roy Haynes, Frank Isola, Andy LaVerne, Victor Lewis, Chuck Loeb, Art Mardigan,... up to 34 musicians.
    Not enough info (16):Jeff Brillinger, Rune Carlsson, George Gray, Bob Harrison, Clint Houston, Duke Jordan, Al Levitt, Eddy Louiss, Bernard Lubat, Tommy Potter, Georg Riedel, Lars Sjosten, Rene Thomas, John B Williams, John Williams, Frank Zottoli
    Babs Gonzales Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Sunday afternoon at Small´s Paradise NYC - Babs Gonzales (1962)

    • Members: (RIP: Babs Gonzales + Buddy Catlett, Johnny Griffin, Horace Parlan, Ben Riley, Clark Terry)
    • Comments: This is a CD reissue of the original live album Live at Small´s Paradise, but I think it lacks some track.
  • Live at Small´s Paradise - Babs Gonzales (1963)

    • Members: (RIP: Babs Gonzales + Buddy Catlett, Johnny Griffin, Horace Parlan, Ben Riley, Clark Terry)
    • Producer: (RIP: Tom Wilson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in 1962.
    Other info on members of Babs Gonzales Group (I know up to 8 members)
    Already covered (1):Buddy Catlett
    To be covered (5):Brian Auger, Walter Davis, Johnny Griffin, Horace Parlan, Clark Terry
    Not enough info (1):Babs Gonzales
    Freddie Hubbard Group   
    Other info on members of Freddie Hubbard Group (I know up to 69 members)
    Already covered (4):Dwayne Burno, Joel DiBartolo, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton
    To be covered (64):Carl Allen, Ray Appleton, Kenny Barron, Michael Barsimanto, Mickey Bass, Juini Booth, Joanne Brackeen, Donald Braden, Kent Brinkley, Donald Brown, Carl Burnett, George Cables, Hadley Caliman, Ron Carter, Michael Carvin, Jeff Chambers, Billy Childs, Buck Clarke, Billy Cobham, Ira Coleman, Junior Cook, Sa Davis, Steve Davis, Xavier Davis, Jack DeJohnette,... up to 64 musicians.
    The Jet All Star Quartet  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Live at Jazz en tete - The Jet All Star Quartet ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, Gary Bartz, Ray Drummond (RIP: Ben Riley)
    Other info on members of The Jet All Star Quartet (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (3):Kenny Barron, Gary Bartz, Ray Drummond
    Junior Mance Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • At the Village Vanguard - Junior Mance (1961) (LIVE)

    • Members: Junior Mance (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
    • Technical: Joe Tarantino
    • Comments: Recorded live in February 1961.
  • Live at Sweet Basil - Junior Mance (1977)

    • Members: Junior Mance (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 1977.
    Other info on members of Junior Mance Group (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (1):Mickey Roker
    To be covered (6):Ron Carter, Rudy Collins, Bob Cranshaw, Wilbur Little, Junior Mance, Ed Thigpen
    Not enough info (2):Larry Gales, Gene Taylor
    Thelonious Monk Group  8 RECORDINGS:
  • Monk. - Thelonious Monk (1964)

    • Members: (RIP: Thelonious Monk, Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews, Teo Macero)
    • Technical: Mark Wilder
    • Comments: Recorded in March and October 1964. CD reissue contains 3 bonus tracks.
  • It´s Monk time - Thelonious Monk (1964)

  • It´s Monk´s time - Thelonious Monk (1964)

  • no chaser Straight - Thelonious Monk (1966)

    • Members: (RIP: Thelonious Monk + Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse)
    • Producer: (RIP: Teo Macero)
  • Misterioso (recorded on tour) - Thelonious Monk (1966) (LIVE)

    • Members: Frankie Dunlop (RIP: Thelonious Monk + Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse, Butch Warren)
    • Producer: (RIP: Teo Macero)
  • Underground - Thelonious Monk (1968)

    • Members: (RIP: Thelonious Monk + Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse)
    • Guests: (RIP: Jon Hendricks)
    • Producer: (RIP: Teo Macero)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1967, February 1968 and December 1968.
  • Monk´s blues - Thelonious Sphere Monk (1968)

    • Members: (RIP: Thelonious Monk + Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse)
    • Guests: Bobby Bryant, Gene Cipriano, Tom Scott, Ernie Small, Ernie Watts (RIP: Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Byers, Conte Candoli, Buddy Collette, John Guerin, Oliver Nelson, Howard Roberts)
    • Producer: John Snyder (RIP: Teo Macero)
    • Technical: Vic Anesini
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1968. CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
  • Live in Paris, 1964 - Thelonious Monk ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Thelonious Monk + Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse, Butch Warren)
    • Comments: 2CD recorded live in 1964.
    3 COMPILATIONS:
  • Monk´s greatest hits - Thelonious Monk (1969)

    • Members: Gene Allen, Frankie Dunlop (RIP: Thelonious Monk + Eddie Bert, Thad Jones, Steve Lacy, Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse, Nick Travis, Butch Warren, Phil Woods)
    • Guests: (RIP: Pee Wee Russell)
    • Producer: (RIP: Teo Macero)
  • Always know - Thelonious Monk (1979)

    • Members: Gene Allen, Frankie Dunlop (RIP: Thelonious Monk + Eddie Bert, Thad Jones, Steve Lacy, Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse, Nick Travis, Butch Warren, Phil Woods)
    • Producer: (RIP: Teo Macero)
    • Technical: Terry Adams
  • The Columbia Years ´62-´68 - Thelonious Monk ( - )

    • Members: Gene Allen, Frankie Dunlop (RIP: Thelonious Monk + Eddie Bert, Johnny Griffin, Thad Jones, Steve Lacy, Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse, Nick Travis, Butch Warren, Phil Woods)
    • Guests: Bobby Bryant, Gene Cipriano, Tom Scott, Ernie Small, Steve Swallow, Ernie Watts (RIP: Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Byers, Conte Candoli, Jimmy Cleveland, Buddy Collette, John Guerin, Jack Nimitz, Howard Roberts, Pee Wee Russell)
    Other info on members of Thelonious Monk Group (I know up to 30 members)
    Already covered (2):Paul Motian, Butch Warren
    To be covered (22):Gene Allen, Eddie Bert, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Lou Donaldson, Frankie Dunlop, Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Griffin, Roy Haynes, Paul Jeffrey, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones, Steve Lacy, Scott LaFaro, Al McKibbon, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Rouse, Sonny Stitt, Nick Travis, Kai Winding, Phil Woods
    Not enough info (5):Larry Gales, Willie Jones, Lenny McBrowne, John Ore, Larry Ridley
    New York Jazz Quartet   
    Other info on members of New York Jazz Quartet (I know up to 9 members)
    To be covered (7):Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Roland Hanna, Hubert Laws, George Mraz, Grady Tate, Frank Wess
    Not enough info (1):Richie Pratt
    Gene Rodgers Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Jazz comes to The Astor - Gene Rodgers Trio (1958)

    • Members: (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1958.
    Other info on members of Gene Rodgers Group (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (1):Gene Rodgers
    Sonny Rollins Group  3 RECORDINGS:
  • The Bridge - Sonny Rollins (1962)

  • What´s new? - Sonny Rollins (1962)

    • Members: Sonny Rollins (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Jim Hall, Ben Riley)
    • Producer: (RIP: George Avakian)
  • The Quartets featuring Jim Hall - Sonny Rollins (1986)

  • Other info on members of Sonny Rollins Group (I know up to 57 members)
    Already covered (3):Jim Hall, Freddie Hubbard, Mickey Roker
    To be covered (39):Peter Bernstein, Russell Blake, Paul Bley, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bobby Broom, George Cables, Don Cherry, Stanley Clarke, Stanley Cowell, Bob Cranshaw, Walter Davis, Alan Dawson, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Drew, George Duke, Sammy Figueroa, Al Foster, Henry Franklin, Henry Grimes, Herbie Hancock, Rufus Harley, Tootie Heath, Billy Higgins, Alphonso Johnson, Robert Kenyatta,... up to 39 musicians.
    Not enough info (14):Reshid Kmal Ali, Clifton Anderson, James Benjamin, Tommy Campbell, Kimati Dinizulu, Armen Donelian, Mardoqueo Figueroa, Beaver Harris, Jerome Harris, Jerome Jennings, Aurell Ray, Larry Ridley, Kobie Watkins, Herman Wright
    Sphere  6 RECORDINGS:
  • Four in one - Sphere (1982)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, Buster Williams (RIP: Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse)
  • Flight path - Sphere (1983)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, Buster Williams (RIP: Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse)
  • On tour - Sphere (1985) (LIVE)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, Buster Williams (RIP: Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse)
  • Pumpkin´s delight - Sphere (1986) (LIVE)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, Buster Williams (RIP: Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse)
  • Four for all - Sphere (1987)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, Buster Williams (RIP: Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse)
  • Bird songs - Sphere (1988)

    • Members: Kenny Barron, Buster Williams (RIP: Ben Riley, Charlie Rouse)
    Other info on members of Sphere (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (4):Kenny Barron, Gary Bartz, Charlie Rouse, Buster Williams
    Charles Thomas Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Live in Europe - Charles Thomas (July 2002)

    • Members: (RIP: Charles Thomas + Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded live in October 1997.
    Other info on members of Charles Thomas Group (I know up to 3 members)
    Not enough info (2):Essiet Okun Essiet, Charles Thomas
    The Whole Drum Truth   
    Other info on members of The Whole Drum Truth (I know up to 8 members)
    To be covered (5):Billy Hart, Louis Hayes, Tootie Heath, Charlie Persip, Ed Thigpen
    Not enough info (2):Jackie Williams, Leroy Williams
    Paul Winter Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • New jazz on campus - The Paul Winter Sextet (1963) (LIVE)

    • Members: Warren Bernhardt, Chuck Israels (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded live in different concerts in 1963.
    Other info on members of Paul Winter Group (I know up to 42 members)
    To be covered (17):Joe Beck, Warren Bernhardt, Sam Brown, Oscar Castro-Neves, Jamey Haddad, Chuck Israels, Gordon Johnson, Harold Jones, Phil Markowitz, Cecil McBee, Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, Jordan Rudess, Ralph Towner, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Freddie Waits, Collin Walcott
    Not enough info (24):Bill Cahn, Jay Cameron, David Darling, Richard Evans, Erik Friedlander, Eugene Friesen, Gordon Gottlieb, Paul Halley, Arthur Harper Jr, Russ Hartenberger, Russ Landau, Rhonda Larson, Susan Osborn, Dorothy Papadakos, Mark Perchanok, Les Rout, Nancy Rumbel, Jim Scott, Paul Sullivan, Gaudencio Thiago De Mello, Glen Velez, Eliot Wadopian, Dick Whitsell, Paul Winter

       7 ALBUMS FOR 4 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    John Coltrane Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Cosmic music - John Coltrane - Alice Coltrane (1968)

    • Members: Pharoah Sanders (RIP: Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane + Rashied Ali, Ray Appleton, Jimmy Garrison)
    • Guests: (RIP: Ben Riley)
    Other info on members of John Coltrane Group (I know up to 32 members)
    Already covered (3):Donald Bailey, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton
    To be covered (29):Oma Ali, Rashied Ali, Ray Appleton, Albert Ayler, Donald Ayler, Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, Art Davis, Steve Davis, Algie DeWitt, Eric Dolphy, Tommy Flanagan, Donald Rafael Garrett, Jimmy Garrison, Roy Haynes, Clifford Jarvis, Lionel Sonny Johnson, Elvin Jones, Wes Montgomery, J C Moses, Emanuel Rahim, Pharoah Sanders, Jumma Santos, Wayne Shorter, Art Taylor,... up to 29 musicians.
    Roland Hanna Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Roland Hanna Trio - Roland Hanna Trio (1975)

    • Members: (RIP: Roland Hanna)
    • Guests: Ron Carter (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1975.
  • Rolandscape - Roland Hanna (1978)

    • Members: (RIP: Roland Hanna)
    • Guests: George Mraz (RIP: Ben Riley)
    Other info on members of Roland Hanna Group (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (3):Jon Burr, Roland Hanna, Frank Tusa
    Not enough info (1):Eddie Locke
    Frank Wess Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Flute juice - Frank Wess ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Frank Wess)
    • Guests: George Mraz (RIP: Ben Riley + Tommy Flanagan, Chuck Wayne)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1981.
    Other info on members of Frank Wess Orchestra (I know up to 55 members)
    Already covered (2):Albert Aarons, Snooky Young
    To be covered (37):Art Baron, Kenny Barron, Luis Bonilla, Ronnell Bright, Ray Brown, George Cables, Tee Carson, Arthur Clarke, Santi Debriano, Ted Dunbar, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Gregg Field, Frank Greene, Al Grey, Winard Harper, Reggie Johnson, Eddie Jones, Victor Lewis, Kirk Lightsey, Dennis Mackrel, Pete Minger, Billy Mitchell, Grover Mitchell, Ted Nash, Joe Newman,... up to 37 musicians.
    Not enough info (16):Roni Ben-Hur, Cyrus Chestnut, Joe Cohn, Quincy Davis, Essiet Okun Essiet, Greg Gisbert, Michael Grey, Brandon Lewis, Ilya Lushtak, Bill Ramsey, Tal Ronen, Terell Stafford, Noriko Ueda, Lewis Venier, Michael Weiss, David Wong
    Buster Williams Group  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Tokudo - Buster Williams Trio (1978)

    • Members: Buster Williams
    • Guests: Kenny Barron (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in January 1978.
  • Heartbeat - Buster Williams (1979)

    • Members: Buster Williams
    • Guests: Kenny Barron + Billy Hart (RIP: Ben Riley + Jimmy Rowles)
    • Comments: Recorded in March & April 1978.
  • Dreams come true - Buster Williams (1980)

    • Members: Buster Williams
    • Guests: Kenny Barron + Onaje Allan Gumbs, Billy Hart, Eddie Henderson, Curtis King, Hubert Laws, Darryl Tookes (RIP: Ben Riley + John Blake)
    • Technical: Vlado Meller
    • Comments: Recorded in September & October 1978.
    Other info on members of Buster Williams Group (I know up to 14 members)
    To be covered (10):Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Al Foster, Javon Jackson, Shunzo Ono, Patrice Rushen, Mike Stern, E J Strickland, Lenny White, Buster Williams
    Not enough info (4):George Colligan, Danny Grissett, Stefon Harris, Steve Kuhn

       4 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  2 RECORDINGS:
  • The Song´s not over - VVAA (September 1997)

    • Guests: Ray Anderson, Kenny Barron, Joanne Brackeen, Alan Broadbent, Kenny Burrell, Joe Chambers, Frank Colon, Donald Harrison, Billy Hart, Michael Lang, Victor Lewis, Andy Martin, Cecil McBee, Eric McPherson, Claudio Roditi, McCoy Tyner (RIP: Danny Bank, Ed Blackwell, Buck Clayton, Bob Cooper, Joel DiBartolo, Adolph Green, Tommy Gwaltney, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Milt Hinton, Oliver Jackson, Irene Kral, Red Mitchell, Bill Perkins, Ben Riley, Lew Soloff, Buddy Tate, Clark Terry, Dickie Wells, Dick Wellstood)
  • The Jazz piano - VVAA ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Guests: (RIP: Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Ben Riley, Willie Smith, Billy Taylor, Mary Lou Williams)
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 1965 with the rhythm section of Larry Gales (bass) and Ben Riley (drums) backing the different piano players.
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Jazz for the quiet times - VVAA (June 1998)

    • Guests: Walter Booker, Cecil Brooks III, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Cobb, Gil Goldstein, Russell Gunn, Barry Harris, Louis Hayes, John Heard, Christian McBride, Houston Person, Jimmy Ponder, Antoine Roney, Wallace Roney, Peter Washington, Larry Willis (RIP: Geri Allen, Dwayne Burno, Jaki Byard, Al Cohn, Dolo Coker, Sonny Criss, George Duvivier, John Hicks, Billy Higgins, Bobby Hutcherson, Mel Lewis, Mulgrew Miller, Idris Muhammad, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Ben Riley, Zoot Sims, Sonny Stitt)
    • Comments: Jazz sampler with tracks by Sonny Criss, Houston Person, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Burrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Al Cohn with Zoot Sims, Antoine Roney (with Dwayne Burno), David ´Fathead´ Newman, Pat Martino, Russell Gunn and Wallace Roney.
  • Blistering licks! Red hot riffs from the giants of jazz - VVAA (2006)

    • Guests: Randy Bernsen, Randy Brecker, Mike Brignola, Ed Calle, Jason Carder, Dennis Chambers, Joey DeFrancesco, Ken Faulk, Peter Graves, Jimmy Haslip, Tootie Heath, Gary Keller, Mike Levine, Junior Mance, Sonny Rollins, Billy Ross, Alvin Stoller, Bobby Thomas Jr, Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione, Bob Berg, Ray Bryant, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, Bill Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Red Garland, Johnny Griffin, Hampton Hawes, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Wes Montgomery, Jaco Pastorius, Oscar Peterson, Ben Riley, Max Roach, John Simmons, Art Tatum, Art Taylor, Clark Terry)
    • Producer: John Burk, Carl E Jefferson (RIP: Norman Granz, Orrin Keepnews, Bob Weinstock)
    • Technical: Val Valentin (RIP: Ed Greene, Rudy Van Gelder)
    • Comments: Compilation featuring tracks by Sonny Rollins, Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Griffin & Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Miles Davis, Hampton Hawes, Bob Berg, Jaco Pastorius, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Art Tatum & Roy Eldrige and Frank Vignola (with Joe Ascione).

       44 SESSIONS (FOR 35 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Jamey Aebersold Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • All Bird - Jamey Aebersold (1976)

    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Ron Carter (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1976.
  • For you to play... Duke Ellington - Jamey Aebersold (1978)

    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Ron Carter (RIP: Ben Riley)
    Other info on members of Jamey Aebersold Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Jamey Aebersold
    Harold Ashby Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • What am I here for? - Harold Quartet Ashby (1992)

    • Members: (RIP: Harold Ashby)
    • Guests: Rufus Reid (RIP: Mulgrew Miller, Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1990.
    Other info on members of Harold Ashby Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Harold Ashby
    Noah Baerman Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Patch kit - Noah Baerman (2003)

  • Other info on members of Noah Baerman Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Noah Baerman
    Chet Baker Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • As time goes by - Chet Baker (1987)

    • Members: Harold Danko (RIP: Chet Baker)
    • Guests: Jon Burr (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1986.
  • Cool cat - Chet Baker plays - Chet Baker (1989)

    • Members: Harold Danko (RIP: Chet Baker)
    • Guests: Jon Burr (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1986.
    Other info on members of Chet Baker Group (I know up to 42 members)
    Already covered (3):Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, Herb Geller
    To be covered (22):Pepper Adams, Chet Baker, Francy Boland, Philip Catherine, Al Cohn, Harold Danko, Chuck Domanico, Russ Freeman, Don Friedman, Stan Getz, Philly Joe Jones, Lee Konitz, Kirk Lightsey, Dave MacKay, Michael Moore, Gerry Mulligan, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Doug Raney, Carson Smith, Terry Trotter, Phil Urso, Doug Watkins
    Not enough info (17):Bob Carter, Bob De Graaf, Riccardo Del Fra, Artt Frank, Michel Graillier, Beaver Harris, Elmo Hope, Harry Kevis Jr, Peter Littman, Ray Mosca, Bob Mover, Bob Neel, Jacques Pelzer, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Charlie Rice, Larry Ridley, Dave Shapiro
    Bill Barron Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Variations in blue - Bill Barron (1984)

    • Members: (RIP: Bill Barron)
    • Guests: Kenny Barron + Ray Drummond, Jimmy Owens (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1983.
    Other info on members of Bill Barron Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Bill Barron
    Gary Bartz Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • There goes the neighborhood - Gary Bartz (1991)

    • Members: Gary Bartz
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond (RIP: Ben Riley)
    Other info on members of Gary Bartz Group (I know up to 9 members)
    To be covered (4):Greg Bandy, Gary Bartz, Juini Booth, Julian Priester
    Not enough info (5):Marius Beets, Rein De Graaff, Eric Ineke, James King, Barney McAll
    John Blake Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Quest - John Blake (1992)

    • Members: (RIP: John Blake)
    • Guests: Joey Calderazzo (RIP: Grover Washington Jr + Charles Fambrough, Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in two days in March & April 1992.
    Other info on members of John Blake Group (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (1):Gerald Veasley
    Not enough info (3):John Blake, Sid Simmons, Millard Vinson
    Ray Bryant Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Cold turkey - Ray Bryant (1964)

    • Members: (RIP: Ray Bryant)
    • Guests: (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1964.
    Other info on members of Ray Bryant Group (I know up to 4 members)
    Already covered (1):Mickey Roker
    To be covered (1):Ray Bryant
    Not enough info (2):Sticks Evans, Arthur Harper
    Kenny Burrell Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Listen to the dawn - Kenny Burrell (1983)

    • Members: Kenny Burrell
    • Guests: Rufus Reid (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1980.
    • My opinion: B
  • Love is the answer - Kenny Burrell ( - )

    • Members: Kenny Burrell
    • Guests: Ray Drummond (RIP: Ben Riley, James Williams)
    Other info on members of Kenny Burrell Group (I know up to 17 members)
    To be covered (11):Pepper Adams, Bobby Broom, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Cobb, Sherman Ferguson, Tommy Flanagan, David Jackson, Reggie Johnson, Elvin Jones, Rodney Jones, George Tucker
    Not enough info (6):Dave Chambers, Larry Gales, Daniel Lessard, Lenny McBrowne, Kenny Washington, Richard Wyands
    Freddy Cole Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Love makes the changes - Freddy Cole (1998)

    • Guests: Will Lee, George Mraz (RIP: Hiram Bullock, Ben Riley, Cedar Walton, Grover Washington Jr)
    • Producer: Todd Barkan
    • Technical: George Horn
    • Comments: Recorded in two days in January 1998.
  • The Grand Freddy - sings the music of Michel Legrand - Freddy Cole (1999)

    • Guests: Sandford Allen, Al Brown, Yoron Israel, Joe Locke, Lou Marini, George Mraz (RIP: Ben Riley, Lew Soloff, Grady Tate, Cedar Walton, Grover Washington Jr)
    Other info on members of Freddy Cole Group (I know up to 4 members)
    Not enough info (4):Elias Bailey, Curtis Boyd, Freddy Cole, Randy Napoleon
    Charles Davis Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Reflections - Charles Davis - Barry Harris (February 1990)

    • Members: Barry Harris
    • Guests: Peter Washington (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in February 1990.
    Other info on members of Charles Davis Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Charles Davis
    Michael Franks Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Tiger in the rain - Michael Franks (1979)

    • Members: Michael Franks + Joe Caro
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Rubens Bassini, Errol ´Crusher´ Bennett, Randy Brecker, Herb Bushler, Ron Carter, John Clark, Lew Delgatto, Hilda Harris, Bob Leinbach, Jesse Levy, Charles Libove, Dave Liebman, Mike Mainieri, Joe Malin, Tom Malone, Lou Marini, Rick Marotta, Bucky Pizzarelli, Flora Purim, Claudio Roditi, David Sanborn, John Simon, Richard Sortomme, Maeretha Stewart, Buddy Williams, George Young (RIP: Dominic Cortese, Paul Griffin, Harry Lookofsky, Seldon Powell, Ben Riley, Lew Soloff, Emanuel Vardi)
    3 COMPILATIONS:
  • A Backward glance - the best of Michael Franks - Michael Franks (1998)

    • Members: Michael Franks + Gil Goldstein
    • Guests: Ray Armando, Kenny Barron, Rubens Bassini, Randy Brecker, Larry Carlton, Ron Carter, Francisco Centeno, Luis Conte, Paulinho Da Costa, Peter Erskine, Sue Evans, Steve Gadd, Paul Jackson, Neil Jason, Bashiri Johnson, Marc Johnson, Will Lee, Jeff Lorber, Mike Mainieri, Rick Marotta, Harvey Mason, Jeff Mironov, Rob Mounsey, Chris Parker, Leon Pendarvis, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Robinson, Brenda Russell, Marc Russo, David Sanborn, David Spinozza, John Tropea (RIP: Don Alias, Michael Brecker, Larry Bunker, Renee Diggs, Wilton Felder, Victor Feldman, Don Grolnick, John Guerin, Ralph MacDonald, Hugh McCracken, Seldon Powell, Ben Riley, Joe Sample)
  • The Michael Franks anthology - the art of love - Michael Franks (May 2003)

    • Members: Michael Franks + Manolo Badrena, Joe Caro (RIP: Chuck Loeb)
    • Guests: Tawatha Agee, Ray Armando, Kenny Barron, Rubens Bassini, Dennis Belfield, Errol ´Crusher´ Bennett, Randy Brecker, Robbie Buchanan, Tony Buchanan, Herb Bushler, Larry Carlton, Clifford Carter, Ron Carter, Lenny Castro, Francisco Centeno, Vivian Cherry, Luis Conte, Paulinho Da Costa, Eumir Deodato, Stuart Evans, Lawrence Feldman, Russell Ferrante, Andre Fischer, Steve Gadd, Omar Hakim, Hilda Harris, Jimmy Haslip, Jerry Hey, Steve Hopes, Kim Hutchcroft, Paul Jackson, Neil Jason, Bashiri Johnson, William Kennedy, Steve Khan, Earl Klugh, Michael Landau, Will Lee, Bob Leinbach, Jesse Levy, Charles Libove, Dave Liebman, Jeff Lorber, Guy Lumia, Mike Mainieri, Joe Malin, George Marge, Rick Marotta, Marcus Miller, Bob Mintzer, Jeff Mironov, Nicky Moroch, Rob Mounsey, Andy Newmark, Claus Ogerman, Chris Palmaro, Chris Parker, Shawn Pelton, Leon Pendarvis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Flora Purim, Pat Rebillot, Brenda Russell, David Sanborn, Marilyn Scott, Andy Snitzer, Marvin Stamm, Maeretha Stewart, Hamish Stuart, John Tropea, Ernie Watts, Buddy Williams, George Young, Rick Zunigar (RIP: Israel Baker, Phillip Ballou, Michael Brecker, Hiram Bullock, Larry Bunker, Kacey Cisyk, Wilton Felder, Clare Fischer, Frank Floyd, Eric Gale, Paul Griffin, John Guerin, Harry Lookofsky, Ralph MacDonald, Seldon Powell, Ben Riley, Joe Sample, Bud Shank, Alan Shulman, Lew Soloff, Luther Vandross, Randy VanWarmer, Emanuel Vardi)
    • Producer: Ray Bardani, John Simon (RIP: Tommy LiPuma)
    • Technical: Bruce Botnick, James Farber, Dan Garcia, Mick Guzauski, Lee Herschberg, Phil Magnotti, Mike Morgan, Al Schmitt, Bill Schnee
    • Comments: 2CD compilation with tracks recorded from 1976 to 1999.
  • The Dream 1973-2011 - Michael Franks (April 2012)

    • Members: Michael Franks + Jay Anderson, Jay Azzolina, Manolo Badrena, Charles Blenzig, Joe Caro, Mark Egan, Gil Goldstein, Chris Hunter, David Mann, Veronica Nunn (RIP: Chuck Loeb)
    • Guests: Alex Acuna, Ray Armando, Dave Bargeron, Kenny Barron, Rubens Bassini, John Beasley, Dennis Belfield, Max Bennett, Randy Brecker, Bobby Bruce, Robbie Buchanan, Tony Buchanan, Herb Bushler, Larry Carlton, Clifford Carter, Ron Carter, Lenny Castro, Francisco Centeno, Gene Cipriano, John Clark, Greg Cohen, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Paulinho Da Costa, Eddie Daniels, Eumir Deodato, Brian Dunne, Jimmy Earl, Peter Erskine, Sue Evans, Jon Faddis, Buzzy Feiten, Lawrence Feldman, Russell Ferrante, Sammy Figueroa, Andre Fischer, Michael Fisher, Laurie Frink, Steve Gadd, Claude Gaudette, Eddie Gomez, Jim Gordon, Ed Greene, Lani Groves, Wolfgang Haffner, Omar Hakim, John Hall, Hilda Harris, Jimmy Haslip, Jerry Hey, Steve Hopes, Bunny Hull, Paul Humphrey, Jim Hynes, Paul Jackson, Neil Jason, Bashiri Johnson, Birch Johnson, Marc Johnson, Carol Kaye, William Kennedy, Steve Khan, Billy Kilson, Dave Koz, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Will Lee, Yvonne Lewis, Jeff Lorber, Romero Lubambo, Bobby Lyle, Mike Mainieri, Bob Malach, Eric Marienthal, Phil Markowitz, Jerry Marotta, Rick Marotta, Ullanda McCullough, Marcus Miller, Bob Millikan, Alec Milstein, Bob Mintzer, Jeff Mironov, Nicky Moroch, Michael Mossman, Rob Mounsey, Larry Muhoberac, Andy Muson, Andy Newmark, Keith O´Quinn, Claus Ogerman, Rafael Padilla, David Paich, Chris Palmaro, Chris Parker, Dean Parks, John Patitucci, Shawn Pelton, Leon Pendarvis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Flora Purim, Pat Rebillot, John Robinson, Roger Rosenberg, Brenda Russell, Marc Russo, David Sanborn, Tom Scott, Louie Shelton, Ken Shroyer, Alex Sipiagin, Andy Snitzer, David Spinozza, Marvin Stamm, Maeretha Stewart, Hamish Stuart, Neil Stubenhaus, Bette Sussman, Michael Thompson, David Tofani, John Tropea, Wendy Waldman, Freddie Washington, Chauncey Welsch, Kirk Whalum, Buddy Williams, Larry Williams, Peter Yellin, Rick Zunigar (RIP: Don Alias, Michael Brecker, Hiram Bullock, Larry Bunker, Kacey Cisyk, Renee Diggs, Wilton Felder, Eric Gale, Paul Griffin, Don Grolnick, John Guerin, Larry Hoppen, Ralph MacDonald, Hugh McCracken, Ollie Mitchell, Wayne Pedzwater, Ben Riley, Joe Sample, Bud Shank, Lew Soloff, Jerry Steinholtz, Tommy Tedesco, Tony Terran, Lloyd Ulyate, Randy VanWarmer, Nana Vasconcelos)
    • Producer: (RIP: Walter Becker, Tommy LiPuma)
    • Comments: 5CD boxset.
    Other info on members of Michael Franks Band (I know up to 26 members)
    To be covered (26):Jay Anderson, Jay Azzolina, Manolo Badrena, Charles Blenzig, Cafe, Joe Caro, Sean Conly, Lionel Cordew, Clint De Ganon, Willard Dyson, Mark Egan, Alex Foster, Michael Franks, Gil Goldstein, Danny Gottlieb, Robin Gould, Chris Hunter, Chuck Loeb, Steve Logan, David Mann, Veronica Nunn, Mike Porcaro, Karel Ruzicka Jr, Roger Squitero, Ross Traut,... up to 26 musicians.
    Benny Golson Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Time speaks - Benny Golson (1983)

    • Members: Benny Golson
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Cecil McBee (RIP: Freddie Hubbard, Ben Riley, Woody Shaw)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1982.
    Other info on members of Benny Golson Group (I know up to 20 members)
    Already covered (2):Dwayne Burno, Cedar Walton
    To be covered (11):Carl Allen, Jimmy Cobb, Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Ian Hamer, Philip Harper, Kevin Hays, Kirk Lightsey, Mulgrew Miller, Buster Williams
    Not enough info (7):Ignasi Gonzalez, Jo Krause, Joan Monne, Gilles Naturel, Doug Sides, David Williams, Tommy Williams
    Bennie Green Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Glidin´ along - Bennie Green Quintet (1961)

    • Members: (RIP: Bennie Green)
    • Guests: Junior Mance (RIP: Paul Chambers, Johnny Griffin, Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1961.
    Other info on members of Bennie Green Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Bennie Green
    Johnny Griffin Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Tough tenor favorites - The Johnny Griffin and ´Lockjaw´ Davis Quintet (1962)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Johnny Griffin + Buddy Catlett, Horace Parlan)
    • Guests: (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in February 1962.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Toughest tenors - Johnny Griffin and Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis (1976)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Johnny Griffin + Buddy Catlett, Horace Parlan)
    • Guests: Junior Mance (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Producer: (RIP: Orrin Keepnews)
    Other info on members of Johnny Griffin Group (I know up to 16 members)
    To be covered (12):Han Bennink, Ray Drummond, Wilton Gaynair, Johnny Griffin, Slide Hampton, Winard Harper, Ronnie Mathews, Horace Parlan, Art Taylor, Mads Vinding, Jimmy Woode, Leo Wright
    Not enough info (4):Von Freeman, Ingfried Hoffman, Hein Van De Geyn, Kenny Washington
    Eddie Harris Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • There was a time - Echo of Harlem - Eddie Harris (1990)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Harris)
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Cecil McBee (RIP: Ben Riley)
    Other info on members of Eddie Harris Group (I know up to 9 members)
    Already covered (1):Gary Boyle
    To be covered (7):Juini Booth, Smith Dobson, Eddie Harris, James Leary, Eddie Marshall, Brian Miller, Willie Pickens
    Not enough info (1):Les McCann
    Eddie Higgins Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Ballad Higgins - Eddie Higgins Trio (October 2015)

  • 1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Tenderly - the best of Eddie Higgins - Eddie Higgins (December 2003)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Ray Drummond, Bill Goodwin, Scott Hamilton, Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione, Ben Riley)
    • Comments: It includes recordings from June 1997 to September 2002.
    Other info on members of Eddie Higgins Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Eddie Higgins
    Abdullah Ibrahim Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Water from an ancient well - Abdullah Ibrahim (1986)

  • Other info on members of Abdullah Ibrahim Group (I know up to 15 members)
    To be covered (5):Michael Bowie, Ronnie Burrage, Craig Handy, Carlos Ward, Tim Williams
    Not enough info (10):Belden Bullock, Basil Coetzee, Charles Davis, Essiet Okun Essiet, Ricky Ford, Dick Griffin, Winnard Harper, Vincent Herring, Abdullah Ibrahim, Sipho Kunene
    Hank Jones Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • ´Bop redux - Hank Jones (1977)

  • Other info on members of Hank Jones Group (I know up to 16 members)
    Already covered (1):Hank Jones
    To be covered (10):Ron Carter, John Clayton, Keith Copeland, Ray Drummond, George Duvivier, Joe Lovano, Dennis Mackrel, George Mraz, Mads Vinding, Tony Williams
    Not enough info (5):Clayton Cameron, Frank Gant, Willie Jones III, Martial Solal, Jesper Thilo
    Sam Jones Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Down home - Sam Jones & Co (1962)

    • Members: (RIP: Sam Jones)
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, Pat Patrick, Les Spann, Frank Strozier (RIP: Jimmy Cleveland, Vernel Fournier, Wynton Kelly, Blue Mitchell, Ben Riley, Clark Terry, Snooky Young, Joe Zawinul, Joe Zawinul)
    • Comments: Recorded in June & August 1962.
    Other info on members of Sam Jones Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Sam Jones
    Barney Kessel Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Red hot and blues - Barney Kessel (1988)

    • Members: (RIP: Barney Kessel)
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid (RIP: Bobby Hutcherson, Ben Riley)
    Other info on members of Barney Kessel Group (I know up to 12 members)
    Already covered (2):Larry Bunker, Jimmy Wyble
    To be covered (7):Spike Heatley, Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Malcolm Mortimore, Sture Nordin, Chuck Redd, Jim Richardson
    Not enough info (3):Morty Corb, Pelle Hulten, Tony Mann
    Bob Kindred Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Blue moon - Bob Kindred (July 2004)

    • Guests: George Mraz (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Producer: Todd Barkan
    • Comments: Recorded in February 2004.
    Other info on members of Bob Kindred Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Bob Kindred
    Hugh Lawson Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Prime time - Hugh Lawson (1978)

    • Members: (RIP: Hugh Lawson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1977. CD reissue contains 3 bonus tracks.
    Other info on members of Hugh Lawson Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Hugh Lawson
    Turk Mauro Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Underdog - Turk Mauro (1978)

    • Members: Turk Mauro
    • Guests: Tom Barney (RIP: Al Cohn, Bob Cranshaw, Hugh Lawson, Ben Riley)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 6 bonus tracks.
    Other info on members of Turk Mauro Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Turk Mauro
    Red Mitchell Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Talking - Red Mitchell (1991)

  • Other info on members of Red Mitchell Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Red Mitchell
    Dick Morgan Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Settlin´ it - Dick Morgan Trio ( - )

    • Guests: Joe Benjamin (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in May 1961.
    Other info on members of Dick Morgan Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Dick Morgan
    Bob Mover Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Bob Mover - Bob Mover (1978)

    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Rafael Cruz, Ron McClure, Claudio Roditi (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Producer: Danny Weiss
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1977.
    Other info on members of Bob Mover Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Bob Mover
    Maria Muldaur Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • There is a love - Maria Muldaur (1982)

    • Members: Maria Muldaur + Michael Moore, David Nichtern
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Walter Booker, Richard Crooks, Dr John, John Hug (RIP: Seldon Powell, Ben Riley)
    Other info on members of Maria Muldaur Band (I know up to 34 members)
    Already covered (3):Roy Markowitz, Bud Shank, Snooky Young
    Old pages (2):Mike Finnigan, Ray Russell
    To be covered (29):Benny Carter, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Mo Foster, Amos Garrett, John Girton, Jeff Gutcheon, John Gutcheon, Marty Harris, Jake Jacobs, Steve James, Chaz Jankel, J J Johnson, Plas Johnson, John Paul Jones, John Kahn, Owen Karney, Ellen Kearney, Mandello, Bobby Mason, Chris Michie, Nick Milo, Michael Moore, Maria Muldaur, David Nichtern, Earl Palmer,... up to 29 musicians.
    Charlie Rouse Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Moment´s notice - Charlie Rouse (1978)

    • Members: (RIP: Charlie Rouse)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bob Cranshaw, Hugh Lawson, Ben Riley)
    Other info on members of Charlie Rouse Group (I know up to 2 members)
    Already covered (1):Stan Tracey
    To be covered (1):Charlie Rouse
    Rob Schneiderman Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Standards - Rob Schneiderman (1993)

  • Other info on members of Rob Schneiderman Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Rob Schneiderman
    Jonathan Schwartz Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Alone together - Jonathan Schwartz sings Arthur Schwartz - Jonathan Schwartz (1977)

    • Guests: Harold Mabern, Marvin Stamm, Jack Wilkins, Buster Williams (RIP: Ben Riley)
    Other info on members of Jonathan Schwartz Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Jonathan Schwartz
    Bernie Senensky Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Invitation - Bernie Senensky (2011)

    • Guests: Gene Perla (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 2009.
    Other info on members of Bernie Senensky Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Bernie Senensky
    Jack Sheldon Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Playing for change - Jack Sheldon (1986)

    • Members: Jack Sheldon
    • Guests: Jerry Dodgion, Barry Harris, Rufus Reid (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Comments: Recorded in May 1986.
    Other info on members of Jack Sheldon Orchestra (I know up to 3 members)
    Already covered (1):Jake Hanna
    To be covered (2):Jack Sheldon, Dave Tull
    Ben Sidran Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Have you met...Barcelona? - Ben Sidran (1986)

    • Members: Ben Sidran
    • Guests: (RIP: Johnny Griffin, Ben Riley, Jimmy Woode)
    Other info on members of Ben Sidran Group (I know up to 20 members)
    To be covered (20):Keith Copeland, Richard Davis, Georgie Fame, Steve Jordan, Steve Khan, Gordon Knudtson, Tony Levin, Mike Mainieri, Bob Malach, Lynette Margolies, Steve Miller, Billy Peterson, Ricky Peterson, Bob Rockwell, Ben Sidran, Leo Sidran, Gege Telesforo, Phil Upchurch, Charlie Wood, Phil Woods
    Lonnie Smith Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Lonnie Smith - Lonnie Smith (1979)

    • Members: Lonnie Smith + George Benson
    • Guests: Ralphe Armstrong, Ron Carter, Greg Hopkins, Joe Lovano (RIP: Ben Riley)
    • Producer: Sonny Lester
    • Comments: Recorded in 1976.
    Other info on members of Lonnie Smith Group (I know up to 20 members)
    To be covered (9):George Adams, George Benson, Norman Connors, Ronnie Cuber, Bobby Durham, Gary Grainger, Perry Hughes, Tony Remy, Lonnie Smith
    Not enough info (11):Marion Booker, Charles Crosby, Joe Dukes, Bill Easley, Art Gore, Sylvester Goshay, Don Hahn, Dave Hubbard, Jimmy Lovelace, Larry McGee, Phillip Terrell

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