Edgar Bateman Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Sep 24, 2011


Date: April 30, 1960
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

John Handy (ldr), John Handy (as), Richard Williams (t), Roland Hanna (p), Bill Lee (b), Edgar Bateman (d)

a.     Blues In The Vernacular - 7:30  (John Handy)
b.     Stella By Starlight - 6:00  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
c.     Hi Number - 4:00  (John Handy)
All titles on:      Ozone LP 12": 20 — John Handy/Bill Evans   

According to Lord, bassist is uncertain.

Timings are approximate.


Date: May 7, 1960
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

John Handy (ldr), John Handy (as), Richard Williams (t), Roland Hanna (p), Bill Lee (b), Edgar Bateman (d)

a.     No Coast - 7:30  (John Handy)
     Session Disc LP 12": 115 — Hooray For John Coltrane & John Handy Quintet   
b.     Indignation - 7:00

According to Lord, bassist is uncertain.

One additional selection - details unknown.

Timings are approximate.


Date: May 5, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Walt Dickerson (ldr), Walt Dickerson (vib), Austin Crowe (p), Eustis Guillemet, Jr. (b), Edgar Bateman (d)

a. 3005    If I Should Lose You - 5:00  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
b. 3006    Ode To Boy - 5:30  (Walt Dickerson)
c. 3007    Sense Of Direction - 6:00  (Walt Dickerson)
d. 3008    Why - 4:48  (Walt Dickerson)
e. 3009    Togetherness - 3:00  (Walt Dickerson)
f. 3010    You Go To My Head - 8:19  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
g. 3011    What's New - 4:44  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
h. 3012    The Good Earth - 3:33  (Walt Dickerson)
All titles on:      New Jazz LP 12": NJ-8268 — A Sense Of Direction   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1794-2 — A Sense Of Direction   (1991)

Date: 1962
Location: New York City
Label: Vanguard

Dave Burns (ldr), Herbie Morgan (ts), Dave Burns (t), Kenny Barron (p), Steve Davis (b), Edgar Bateman (d)

a. a-01    C. B. Blues - 9:36  (Dave Burns)
b. a-02    Tali - 6:43  (Tom McIntosh)
c. a-03    Something Easy - 6:58  (Dave Burns)
d. b-01    Secret Love - 4:57  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)
e. b-02    Straight Ahead - 6:57  (Dave Burns)
f. b-03    Imagination - 6:31  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
g. b-04    Rhodesian Rhapsody - 4:32  (Kenny Barron)
All titles on:      Vanguard LP 12": VRS 9111 — Dave Burns   

Date: 1962
Location: New York City
Label: Roulette

John Handy (ldr), John Handy (as), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Julian Euell (b), Edgar Bateman (d)

a. a-01    From Bird - 5:50  (John Handy)
b. a-02    Blues For M.F. - 7:27  (John Handy)
c. a-03    East Of The Sun - 7:54  (Brooks Bowman)
d. b-01    No Smiles Please - 6:52  (John Handy)
e. b-02    Strugglin' - 6:23  (John Handy)
f. b-03    Afternoon Outing - 6:46  (John Handy)
All titles on:      Roulette LP 12": RE 131 — Messages   (1976)
     Roulette LP 12": R 52121 — Jazz   

Date: October 7, 1962
Location: Gaslight Inn, New York City
Label: Ingo

Eric Dolphy (ldr), Eric Dolphy (f, bcl, as), Edward Armour (fh), Herbie Hancock (p), Richard Davis (b), Edgar Bateman (d), Joe Carroll (v)

a.     Miss Ann - 8:35  (Eric Dolphy)
     Unique Jazz LP 12": UJ 10 — European Concert   
     Ingo LP 12": 14 — Live At Gaslight Inn, October 1962   
b.     Left Alone - 12:20  (Mal Waldron, Billie Holiday)
     Unique Jazz LP 12": UJ 10 — European Concert   
     Ingo LP 12": 14 — Live At Gaslight Inn, October 1962   
c.     G. W. - 11:55  (Eric Dolphy)
     Unique Jazz LP 12": UJ 10 — European Concert   
     Ingo LP 12": 14 — Live At Gaslight Inn, October 1962   
d.     Oh, Lady Be Good - 4:50  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Unique Jazz LP 12": UJ 10 — European Concert   
     Ingo LP 12": 14 — Live At Gaslight Inn, October 1962   
e.     245 - 3:10  (Eric Dolphy)
     Unique Jazz LP 12": UJ 10 — European Concert   
     Ingo LP 12": 14 — Live At Gaslight Inn, October 1962   
f.     I Got Rhythm - 8:34  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Unique Jazz LP 12": UJ 26   

Eric Dolphy (f) on b; (bcl) on f; (as) on a, c-e; Joe Carroll (v) on d, f.

Some sources incorrectly list I Got Rhythm as equivalent to or instead of Oh, Lady Be Good.

245 is incomplete and includes comments by announcer Alan Grant.


Date: May 27, 1963
Location: Regent Sound, New York City
Label: United Artists

Makanda Ken McIntyre (ldr), Makanda Ken McIntyre (f, ob, as, con), Bob Cunningham (b), Edgar Bateman (d), Selwart Clarke (vn)

a. tk 3    Kaijee - 3:19  (Makanda Ken McIntyre) / arr: Makanda Ken McIntyre
b. tk 6    Reflections - 5:37  (Makanda Ken McIntyre) / arr: Makanda Ken McIntyre
c. tk 2    Miss Ann - 7:22  (Makanda Ken McIntyre) / arr: Makanda Ken McIntyre
d. tk 3    Lois Marie - 7:28  (Makanda Ken McIntyre) / arr: Makanda Ken McIntyre
e. tk 7    Permanentity - 6:12  (Makanda Ken McIntyre) / arr: Makanda Ken McIntyre
f. tk 3    Tip Top - 4:47  (Makanda Ken McIntyre) / arr: Makanda Ken McIntyre
g. tk 8    Chittlins And Cavyah - 5:01  (Makanda Ken McIntyre) / arr: Makanda Ken McIntyre
All titles on:      United Artists LP 12": UAS 6336 — Way, Way Out   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 57200 2 4 — The Complete United Artists Sessions   (1997)

Makanda Ken McIntyre (f) on c, f; (ob) on a, d; (as) on b, e, g.

12 additional unknown strings.

Many variant spellings of the titles have been seen. It is believed that the above are correct.


Date: January 3, 1964
Location: 821 Sixth Avenue loft, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Roland Kirk (ww), Ira Jackson (as), Edgar Bateman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Paul Bley (p), Lex Humphries (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Edgar Bateman listed as playing tenor saxophone. Further research needed.


Date: March 5, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: Audio Fidelity

Walt Dickerson (ldr), Walt Dickerson (vib), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), George Tucker (b), Edgar Bateman, Andrew Cyrille (d)

a. a-01    Unity - 16:23  (Walt Dickerson)
b. b-01    High Moon - 17:40  (Walt Dickerson)
Both titles on:      Audio Fidelity LP 12": AFSD 6131 — Walt Dickerson Plays Unity   (1964)
     Chiaroscuro LP 12": CR 2011 — Walt Dickerson Plays Unity   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 407 — Vibes In Motion   (2006)

Both selections co-composed with "Frey" - details unknown.


Date: January 12, 1965
Location: Hilversum, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

Walt Dickerson (ldr), Walt Dickerson (vib), Bob Greene (p), Mike Taylor (b), Edgar Bateman (d)

a.     Evelyn  (Walt Dickerson)
b.     Relativity [aka Good Relationship]  (Walt Dickerson)

Date: May 13, 1966
Location: Baarn, Netherlands
Label: Fontana

Ted Curson (ldr), Booker Ervin (ts), Ted Curson (t), Jimmy Woode (b), Edgar Bateman (d)

a. 01    Roy's Boys - 15:31  (Ted Curson)
b. 02    You Don't Know What Love Is - 8:21  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
c. 03    Cinq Quatre - 12:10  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    Musis Sacrum - 12:19  (Ted Curson)
e. 05    The Leopard - 7:57  (Ted Curson)
f. 06    Latino - 10:35  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Fontana LP 12": 883 910 — Urge   
     Fontana CD: PHCE 1008 — Urge   (1990)

Date: 1976
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Label: Why Not

Walt Dickerson (ldr), Walt Dickerson (vib), Wilbur Ware (b), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (eb), Edgar Bateman (d)

a. 01    Sky - 10:17  (Walt Dickerson)
b. 02    Awareness - 4:29  (Walt Dickerson)
c. 03    Keys Of Wisdom - 5:59  (Walt Dickerson)
d. 04    Yesterdays - 9:24  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
e. 05    I Love You - 12:00  (Cole Porter)
All titles on:      Why Not CD: MTCJ 2009 — 1976   

Wilbur Ware (b) on c-e; Jamaaladeen Tacuma (eb) on a; Edgar Bateman (d) on a, c-e.

Probably multiple sessions. No details.


Date: August 11, 1976
Location: Players Palace, Philadelphia, PA
Label: SteepleChase

Walt Dickerson (ldr), Walt Dickerson (vib), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (eb), Edgar Bateman (d)

a. a-01    My Prayer - 5:34  (Walt Dickerson)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS-1070 — Serendipity   
b. a-02    Magnificent Glimpse - 14:55  (Walt Dickerson)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS-1070 — Serendipity   
c. b-01    Serendipity - 10:48  (Walt Dickerson)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS-1070 — Serendipity   
d. b-02    This Way Please - 13:53  (Walt Dickerson)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS-1070 — Serendipity   
e.     Inner View One - 14:51  (Walt Dickerson)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31070 — Serendipity   (1994)

Date: May 27, 1994
Location: Mama Rosa's, Philadelphia, PA
Label: [radio broadcast]

Khan Jamal (ldr), Khan Jamal (vib), Fahir Kendall (b), Edgar Bateman (d), Omar Hill (per)

a.     Sonnymoon For Two  (Sonny Rollins)
b.     Unsung Heroes  (Khan Jamal)
c.     Body And Soul  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
d.     Nubian Queen  (Khan Jamal)

Additional selections - details needed.


Date: February 14, 2000
Label: Freedom Jazz Records

Bruce Eisenbeil (ldr), Mark Weinstein (f), Edward Rollin (enh), David Murray (bcl), Todd Margasak (c), John Clark (frh), Bruce Eisenbeil (g), Jaribu Shahid (b), Edgar Bateman, Bob Moses (d), Badal Roy (tbl), Felix Sanabria, Michael Sotolongo (per), Mat Maneri (vn)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown) / arr: Bruce Eisenbeil

Issue to be titled "Ashes" and released later in 2004 will contain 23 compositions by Eisenbeil. Ensemble known as JZ-XXL.


Date: January 10, 2001
Location: Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Label: Criss Cross

Orrin Evans (ldr), Orrin Evans (p), Eric Revis (b), Edgar Bateman, Nasheet Waits (d)

a. 01    Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes] - 8:14  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
b. 02    Two Faces Of Nasheet - 8:29  (Freddie Waits)
c. 03 - part 1    Anysha - 7:20  (Trudy Pitts)
d. 04    Some Other Blues - 5:34  (John Coltrane)
e. 05    Blessed One The Eternal Truth - 7:31  (Trudy Pitts)
f. 06    The Inch Worm - 7:52  (Frank Loesser)
g. 07    Bright Size Life - 8:02  (Pat Metheny)
h. 08    I Will Wait For You - 7:52  (Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy, Norman Gimbel)
i. 09 - part 2    Anysha - 7:37  (Trudy Pitts)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1213 CD — Blessed Ones   (2001)

Edgar Bateman (d) on d, f; Nasheet Waits (d) on a-c, e, g-i.