Ted Dunbar Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Sep 24, 2011


Date: 1965
Location: Record Plant, New York City
Label: Mainstream

Gloria Coleman (ldr), James Anderson (ts), Ray Copeland (fh), Dick Griffin (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), Gloria Coleman (org, v), Charlie Davis (d)

a. a-01    Bugaloo For Ernie - 5:25  (Gloria Coleman)
b. a-02    Sunday, Monday Or Always - 2:18  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. a-03    Fungii Mama - 3:58  (Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)
d. a-04    You Better Go Now - 3:10  (Forse Beamon)
e. a-05    Blues For Youse - 3:52  (Gloria Coleman)
f. b-01    Blue Bossa - 6:39  (Kenny Dorham)
g. b-02    Love Nest - 3:29  (Otto Harbach, Louis Hirsch)
h. b-03    Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) - 5:15  (Bart Howard)
All titles on:      Mainstream LP 12": MRL 322 — Gloria Coleman Sings And Swings Organ   
     Mainstream LP 12": 872 — Gloria Coleman Sings And Swings Organ   

Ray Copeland (fh) on b, d, f-g; Dick Griffin (tb) on b, d, f-g.


Date: March 4, 1967
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

David 'Fathead' Newman (ldr), David 'Fathead' Newman (f, ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Kossie Gardner (org), Milton Turner (d)

a. 11839    The Holy Land - 7:15  (Cedar Walton)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1489 — House Of David   (1967)
     32 Jazz CD: 32053 — It's Mister Fathead   (1997)
b. 11840    Claude's Tune  (Claude Johnson)
c. 11841    I Wish You Love - 6:02  (Albert Beach, Charles Trenet)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1489 — House Of David   (1967)
     32 Jazz CD: 32053 — It's Mister Fathead   (1997)
d. 11842    Little Sister - 8:07  (David Newman)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1489 — House Of David   (1967)
     32 Jazz CD: 32053 — It's Mister Fathead   (1997)
e. 11843    House Of David - 3:42  (David Newman)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1489 — House Of David   (1967)
     32 Jazz CD: 32053 — It's Mister Fathead   (1997)
f. 11844    One Room Paradise - 1:34  (J. Leslie McFarland)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1489 — House Of David   (1967)
     32 Jazz CD: 32053 — It's Mister Fathead   (1997)
g. 11845    Miss Minnie - 2:24  (Claude Johnson)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1489 — House Of David   (1967)
     32 Jazz CD: 32053 — It's Mister Fathead   (1997)
h. 11846    Blue New - 3:52  (David Newman)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1489 — House Of David   (1967)
     32 Jazz CD: 32053 — It's Mister Fathead   (1997)
i. 11847    Just Like A Woman - 4:24  (Bob Dylan)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1489 — House Of David   (1967)
     32 Jazz CD: 32053 — It's Mister Fathead   (1997)

David 'Fathead' Newman (f) on g; (ts) on a-f, h-i.

The incorrectly listed "Miss Annie" has been corrected to the issued "Miss Minnie" (BMI) and what has been listed as "Claude's June" is most likely "Claude's Tune," probably by the same composer (Claude Johnson).


Date: October 15-21, 1967
Location: New York City
Label: [private recording]

Gil Evans (ldr), Steve Lacy (ss), Lee Konitz (as), Johnny Coles (t), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Joe Beck, Ted Dunbar (g), Gil Evans (p, con), Ron Carter (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown) / arr: Gil Evans

Japanese film soundtrack. Additional personnel unknown.


Date: June 12, 1970
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Lou Donaldson (ldr), Lou Donaldson (as), Blue Mitchell (t), Ted Dunbar (g), Leon Spencer, Jr. (org), Idris Muhammad (d)

a. 6520    Curtis' Song - 5:45  (Leon Spencer, Jr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84359 — Pretty Things   (1970)
     Blue Note CD: 89794 — Pretty Things   
b. 6521    Love - 5:57  (Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84359 — Pretty Things   (1970)
     Blue Note CD: 89794 — Pretty Things   
c. 6522    Cold Duck
d. 6523    Sassie Lassie - 6:25  (Harold Ousley)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84359 — Pretty Things   (1970)
     Blue Note CD: 89794 — Pretty Things   
e. 6524    Just For A Thrill - 5:20  (Lillian Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84359 — Pretty Things   (1970)
     Blue Note CD: 89794 — Pretty Things   
f. 6525    Pot Belly - 8:05  (Lou Donaldson)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84359 — Pretty Things   (1970)
     Blue Note CD: 89794 — Pretty Things   

Date: June 26, 1970
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Reuben Wilson (ldr), Ramon Morris, Harold Ousley (ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Reuben Wilson (org), William Curtis (d)

a.     Son Of Man  (Harold Ousley)
b.     Do Ba Dout Sam  (Reuben Wilson)
c.     Danceville  (Harold Ousley)
d.     What's Gonna Happen To Me
e.     A Weaver Of Dreams  (Victor Young, John M. 'Jack' Elliott)

"Do Ba Dout Sam" (BMI) has been listed as "Do-Ba-Dat-San!"


Date: September 10, 1970
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

McCoy Tyner (ldr), McCoy Tyner (wf, p), Andrew White (as), Ted Dunbar (g), Buster Williams (b), Billy Hart (d, per), James Mtume Foreman (per), Songai Sandra Smith (v)

a. 6796    Malika - 14:00  (McCoy Tyner)
b. 6797    Asante - 6:09  (McCoy Tyner)
c. 6798    Goin' Home - 7:37  (McCoy Tyner)
d. 6799    Fulfillment - 13:57  (McCoy Tyner)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BN-LA 223 — Asante   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 4 93384 2 5 — Asante   (1998)
     Mosaic CD: MS 025 — Mosaic Select 25 - McCoy Tyner   

McCoy Tyner (wf) on a, d; James Mtume Foreman (per) on b-c; Songai Sandra Smith (v) on a-b.


Date: ca. 1971
Location: New York City
Label: Mainstream

Charles I. Williams (ldr), Charles I. Williams (as), David 'Bubba' Brooks (ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Don Pullen (org), Gordon Edwards (eb), William Curtis (d)

a. a-01    You Got Me Running - 7:53  (Jimmy Reed)
b. a-02    Please Send Me Someone To Love - 7:51  (Percy Mayfield)
c. a-03    Bacon Butt Fat - 5:33  (Charles Williams)
d. b-01    Country Mile - 3:50  (Charles Williams)
e. b-02    Catfish Sam'ich - 5:05  (Charles Williams)
f. b-03    There Is No Greater Love - 8:39  (Isham Jones, Marty Symes)
All titles on:      Mainstream LP 12": MRL 312 — Charles Williams   (1971)

LP issue gives no recording date. Reviewed in Down Beat 11 Nov. 1971 p.19.


Date: January 11, 1971
Location: New York City
Label: Prestige

Bernard Purdie (ldr), Charlie Brown, Warren Daniels (ts), Tippy Larkin (t), Ted Dunbar, Bill Nichols (g), Harold Wheeler (ep), Gordon Edwards (eb), Bernard Purdie (d)

a. a-01    Everybody's Talkin' - 5:14  (Fred Neil)
b. a-02    Cold Sweat - 5:38  (James Brown, Alfred 'Pee Wee' Ellis)
c. a-03    Montego Bay - 5:40  (Jeff Barry, Robert Bloom)
d. b-01    Wasteland - 6:10  (Bernard Purdie)
e. b-02    You Turn Me On - 6:25  (Bernard Purdie)
f. b-03    Purdie Good - 6:29  (Bernard Purdie)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": P 10013 — Purdie Good   
     Prestige CD: PRCD-24176-2 — Legends Of Acid Jazz: The Best Of Bernard Purdie   (1996)

Additional composer Bushnell for "You Turn Me On"


Date: February 23, 1971
Location: RCA Studio B, New York City
Label: Polydor

Tony Williams (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Larry Young (org), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (d, v), Don Alias, Warren Smith (per)

a. 1108    There Comes A Time - 5:58  (Tony Williams)
b. 1113-3    Some Hip Drum Shit - 1:31  (Don Alias, Warren I. Smith)
Both titles on:      Polydor LP 12": 24-4065 — Ego   
     Verve CD: 314 559 512-2 — Ego   (1999)

Ted Dunbar (g) on a; Larry Young (org) on a; Ron Carter (b) on a; Tony Williams (v) on a.

1113-3 may have been recorded on February 25, 1971. Vocals by Tony Williams were overdubbed at this or another session.


Date: February 25, 1971
Location: RCA Studio B, New York City
Label: Polydor

Tony Williams (ldr), Warren Smith (mar, per), Ted Dunbar (g), Larry Young (org), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (d, v), Don Alias (cga, per)

a. 1115    Mom And Dad - 5:22  (Tony Williams)
b. 1116    The Urchins Of Shermêse - 6:16  (Tony Williams)
Both titles on:      Polydor LP 12": 24-4065 — Ego   
     Verve CD: 314 559 512-2 — Ego   (1999)

Warren Smith (mar) on a; Don Alias (cga) on a; Tony Williams (v) on b.


Date: on or around February 22, 23, 25 and March 2, 1971
Location: RCA Studio B, New York City
Label: Polydor

Tony Williams (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Larry Young (org, key), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (d, v), Don Alias, Warren Smith (per), Jack Bruce (v)

a. 1107    Clap City - 0:54  (Tony Williams)
b. 1109    Piskow's Filigree - 3:52  (Tony Williams)
c. 1112    Two Worlds - 4:30  (Tony Williams)
All titles on:      Polydor LP 12": 24-4065 — Ego   
     Verve CD: 314 559 512-2 — Ego   (1999)

Ted Dunbar (g) on c; Larry Young (org) on c; (key) on c; Ron Carter (b) on c; Jack Bruce (v) on c; Tony Williams (v) on c.


Date: March 2, 1971
Location: RCA Studio B, New York City
Label: Polydor

Tony Williams (ldr), Warren Smith (bel, mar, xyl, tmp, per), Ted Dunbar (g), Larry Young (org, key), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (d, v), Don Alias (cga, per)

a. 1110    Circa 45 - 6:28  (Tony Williams)
b. 1114    Lonesome Wells (Gwendy Trio) - 7:27  (Tony Williams)
Both titles on:      Polydor LP 12": 24-4065 — Ego   
     Verve CD: 314 559 512-2 — Ego   (1999)

Warren Smith (bel) on a; (mar) on a; (xyl) on b; (tmp) on b; (per) on a; Larry Young (key) on a; Don Alias (cga) on b; (per) on a; Tony Williams (v) on b.

1110 and 1114 may have been recorded entirely or in part on February 22, 1971. At least some percussion overdubbed at this or another session.


Date: April 12, 1971
Location: New York City
Label: Prestige

Johnny 'Hammond' Smith (ldr), Grover Washington, Jr. (ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Johnny 'Hammond' Smith (org), Jimmy Lewis (eb), Eddie Gee (d)

a.     I'll Be There - 5:20  (Hal Davis, Willie M. Hutchison, Bob West, Berry Gordy)
     Prestige LP 12": P 10015 — What's Going On   

Overdubbing sessions were held in July 1971.


Date: June 13, 1971
Location: Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Label: [television broadcast]

Tony Williams (ldr), Warren Smith (mar, bd, tmp, gng, tam, per), Ted Dunbar (g, cst), Larry Young (org), Art 'Juni' Booth (eb, cwb), Tony Williams (d), Don Alias (tim, cga)

a. 01    Improvisation - 3:38  (collective improvisation)
b. 02    Emergency - 5:28  (Tony Williams)
c. 03    The Urchins Of Shermêse - 7:29  (Tony Williams)
d. 04    Some Hip Drum Shit - 6:55  (Don Alias, Warren I. Smith)
e. 05    Circa 45 - 9:25  (Tony Williams)
f. 06    Big Nick  (John Coltrane)
g. 07    Improvisation  (collective improvisation)

Warren Smith (mar) on a-c, e-g; (tam) on f-g; Ted Dunbar (g) on a-c, e-g; (cst) on d; Larry Young (org) on a-c, e-g; Art 'Juni' Booth (eb) on a-c, e-g; (cwb) on d.

All selections played without pause.


Date: June 21 & 22, 1971
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Gene Ammons (ldr), Gene Ammons, Richard Landry (ts), Arthur 'Babe' Clark (bar), Robert Prado, Ernie Royal (t), Garnett Brown (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), Roland Hanna (ep), Chuck Rainey (eb), Idris Muhammad (d), Omar Clay (per), Yvonne Fletcher, Patricia Hall, Loretta Ritter, Linda Wolfe (v), William S. Fischer (con)

a.     Chicago Breakdown - 9:35  (William Fisher) / arr: William S. Fischer
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-6018-2 — Greatest Hits - The 70s   
b.     What's Going On - 4:18  (Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland) / arr: William S. Fischer
c.     A House Is Not A Home - 3:40  (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
     Prestige CD: PRCD-24155-2 — Gentle Jug, Volume 2   
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": P 10022 — My Way   

Richard Landry (ts) on a-b; Arthur 'Babe' Clark (bar) on a-b; Robert Prado (t) on a-b; Ernie Royal (t) on a-b; Garnett Brown (tb) on a-b; Ted Dunbar (g) on a-b; Chuck Rainey (eb) on a-b; Idris Muhammad (d) on a-b; Omar Clay (per) on a-b; Yvonne Fletcher (v) on b; Patricia Hall (v) on b; Loretta Ritter (v) on b; Linda Wolfe (v) on b; William S. Fischer (con) on a-b.

Sometimes incorrectly listed as recorded in Chicago but LP gives engineer as Rudy Van Gelder. Unknown strings present on "What's Going On."


Date: July 26, 1971
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Gene Ammons (ldr), Gene Ammons, Richard Landry (ts), Arthur 'Babe' Clark (bar), Robert Prado, Ernie Royal (t), Garnett Brown (tb), Billy Butler, Ted Dunbar (g), Roland Hanna (ep), Ron Carter (b), Chuck Rainey (eb), Idris Muhammad (d), Omar Clay (per), Yvonne Fletcher, Patricia Hall, Loretta Ritter, Linda Wolfe (v)

a.     Sack Full Of Dreams - 6:25  (Gary McFarland, Louis M. Savary)
b.     Back In Merida - 4:20  (William Fisher)
c.     My Way [aka Comme D'Habitude] - 6:00  (Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault, Paul Anka)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-6018-2 — Greatest Hits - The 70s   
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": P 10022 — My Way   

Billy Butler (g) on a, c; Ted Dunbar (g) on b; Roland Hanna (ep) on b; Ron Carter (b) on a, c; Chuck Rainey (eb) on b; Omar Clay (per) on a-b; Yvonne Fletcher (v) on a; Patricia Hall (v) on a; Loretta Ritter (v) on a; Linda Wolfe (v) on a.

Sometimes incorrectly listed as recorded in Chicago but LP gives engineer as Rudy Van Gelder. Unknown and strings present on "Sack Full Of Dreams" and "My Way."


Date: November 7, 1971
Location: Berliner Jazztage - Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Tony Williams (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Larry Young (org), Art 'Juni' Booth (b), Tony Williams (d, v)

a.     Changing Man - 19:16  (Tony Williams)

Date: ca. 1972
Location: New York City
Label: Mainstream

Curtis Fuller (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ss, ts), Bill Hardman (t), Curtis Fuller (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), Cedar Walton (p, ep), Mickey Bass (b, eb), Billy Higgins (d)

a. a-01    Smokin' - 11:10  (Curtis Fuller)
b. a-02    Jacques' Groove - 6:08  (Curtis Fuller)
c. b-01    Sop City - 7:58  (Curtis Fuller)
d. b-02    People, Places And Things - 7:14  (Curtis Fuller)
e. b-03    Stella By Starlight - 7:29  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
All titles on:      Mainstream LP 12": MRL 370 — Smokin'   (1972)

Lord gives date as "early 1972"

Ernie Wilkins credited with "musical supervision."


Date: ca. 1972
Location: New York City
Label: Mainstream

Charles McPherson (ldr), Charles McPherson (as), Ted Dunbar (g), Barry Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Leroy Williams (d), Selwart Clarke, Max Ellen, Emanuel Green, Joe Malin, David Nadien, Gene Orloff (vn), Julien Barber, Alfred Brown (vl), Kermit Moore, Alan Shulman (vc), Ernie Wilkins (con)

a. a-01    Don't Explain - 4:22  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. a-03    God Bless The Child - 4:24  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
c. b-01    Good Morning Heartache - 4:24  (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
d. b-03    I'm A Fool To Want You - 4:37  (J. S. Herron, Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
All titles on:      Mainstream LP 12": MRL 365 — Siku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady)   (1972)
     Mainstream CD: MDCD 713 — Siku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady)   (1991)

No date given. Album issued in 1972. Engineer Carmine Rubino.


Date: 1972
Location: New York City
Label: Mainstream

Frank Foster (ldr), Frank Foster (acl, ss, as, ts), Kenny Rogers (bcl, as, bar), Cecil Bridgewater, Charles McGee (t, fh), Marvin 'Hannibal' Peterson (t), Dick Griffin (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), Jan Hammer, Harold Mabern, Jr. (p, ep), Stanley Clarke, Gene Perla (b, eb), Omar Clay, Elvin Jones, Dean Pratt (d), Airto Moreira (per), Dee Dee Bridgewater (v)

a. a-01    The Loud Minority - 14:30  (Frank Foster)
b. a-02    Requiem For Dusty - 6:09  (Frank Foster)
c. b-01    J. P.'s Thing - 11:41  (Frank Foster)
d. b-02    E. W. - Beautiful People - 8:47  (Frank Foster)
All titles on:      Mainstream LP 12": MRL 349 — The Loud Minority   (1972)
     Mainstream CD: MDCD 718 — The Loud Minority   (1991)

Frank Foster (as) on b; Dee Dee Bridgewater (v) on a, d.

Date given as 1972. Probably at least three sessions. "J. P.'s Thing" is dedicated to John Polk. "E. W. - Beautiful People" is dedicated to Ed Williams. "Requiem For Dusty" is dedicated to Foster's German shepherd.


Date: ca. 1972
Location: Allegro Sound, New York City
Label: Janus

Grady Tate (ldr), Hubert Laws (f), Ted Dunbar (g), Don Friedman (p), Ron Carter (b), Dean Pratt (d), Grady Tate (v)

a.     I Wish I Could Walk Away  (Morton Goode, Bobby Scott)
b.     Willoughby Grove  (Bobby Scott, Daniel Meehan)
Both titles on:      Janus LP 12": JLS 3050 — She's My Lady   

Lord gives date as "1972."


Date: ca. 1972
Location: New York City
Label: Mainstream

Arbee Stidham (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Arbee Stidham (v), Ernie Wilkins (con)

a. a-01    Meet Me Halfway - 2:48  (Arbee Stidham) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. a-02    Let Me Love You - 3:13  (Arbee Stidham) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
c. a-03    Mr. Texas And Pacific (Find My Baby) - 2:35  (Arbee Stidham) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
d. a-04    Wee Hours - 3:55  (Arbee Stidham) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
e. a-05    Take Your Hand Off My Knee - 3:12  (Arbee Stidham) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
f. b-01    I Don't Want You Baby - 2:54  (Arbee Stidham) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
g. b-02    Standin' In My Window - 4:17  (Arbee Stidham) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
h. b-03    Don't Look For Me Baby - 2:36  (Arbee Stidham) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
i. b-04    Come A Little Closer - 2:27  (Arbee Stidham) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
j. b-05    Let's Take The Long Way Home - 2:45  (Arbee Stidham) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
All titles on:      Mainstream LP 12": MRL 360 — A Time For Blues   (1972)

Date unknown - 1972 is issue date.

In his resume, Ted Dunbar lists an album with Arbee Stidham on Mainstream. It is assumed that this is the album. Confirmation is needed. No personnel details are included on the LP issue. Frank Wess may or may have participated in these recordings.


Date: ca. 1972
Location: Record Plant, New York City
Label: Mainstream

Alice Clark (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Alice Clark (v), Ernie Wilkins (con)

a. a-01    I Keep It Hid - 3:27  (Jimmy Webb) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. a-02    Looking At Life - 3:10  (John Bromley, Petula Clark) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
c. a-03    Don't Wonder Why - 3:22  (Leonard Caston) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
d. a-04    Maybe This Time - 3:18  (Fred Ebb, John Kander) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
e. a-05    Never Did I Stop Loving You - 2:34  (Juanita Fleming) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
f. b-01    Charms In The Arms Of Love - 2:38  (Bobby Hebb) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
g. b-02    Don't You Care? - 2:49  (Bobby Hebb) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
h. b-03    It Takes Too Long To Learn To Live Alone - 3:34  (Robert I. Allen, Leon Carr) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
i. b-04    Hard Hard Promises - 3:05  (Bobby Hebb) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
j. b-05    Hey Girl - 3:16  (Earl DeRouen) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
All titles on:      Mainstream LP 12": MRL 362 — Alice Clark   (1972)

Date unknown.

In his resume, Ted Dunbar lists an album by Alice Clark on Mainstream. It is assumed this is the album. No personnel details on the LP issue.


Date: October 30, 1972
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Muse

Don Patterson (ldr), Eddie Daniels (ss, as, ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Don Patterson (org), Freddie Waits (d)

a. a-01    Jesse Jackson - 7:20  (Don Patterson)
b. a-02    Theme From "The Odd Couple" - 8:35  (Neal Hefti)
c. a-03    Lori - 7:08  (Jimmy Garrison)
d. b-01    Theme From "Love Story" - 9:56  (Francis Lai, Carl Sigman)
e. b-02    The Lamp Is Low - 10:11  (Mitchell Parish, Peter DeRose, Maurice Ravel)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5005 — The Return Of Don Patterson   (1973)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5443 — The Genius Of The B-3   
     Muse CD: MCD 5443 — The Genius Of The B-3   (1991)

Eddie Daniels (ss) on b; (as) on c; (ts) on a, d-e.


Date: 1973
Location: Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, AL and Media Sounds Studio, New York City
Label: Enterprise

Frank Wess (ldr), Frank Wess (f, as, ts), Ted Dunbar (g)

a. 01    Get On Board (The Train Is Coming) - 4:12  (Don Davis, R. Eaton) / arr: Chico O'Farrill, Jimmy Roach, Rudy Robinson
b. 02    Red Roses - 3:08  (Vernon Bullock, Robert Stone) / arr: Chico O'Farrill, Jimmy Roach, Rudy Robinson
c. 03    Terezia - 4:00  (Frank Wess) / arr: Chico O'Farrill, Jimmy Roach, Rudy Robinson
d. 04    Arundelle - 4:46  (Frank Wess) / arr: Chico O'Farrill, Jimmy Roach, Rudy Robinson
e. 05    When I Fall In Love - 5:12  (Victor Young, Edward Heyman) / arr: Chico O'Farrill, Jimmy Roach, Rudy Robinson
f. 06    Wade In The Water - 3:52  (Traditional) / arr: Don Davis, Chico O'Farrill, Jimmy Roach, Rudy Robinson
g. 07    You Are Everything - 2:22  (Thomas Bell, Linda Creed) / arr: Chico O'Farrill, Jimmy Roach, Rudy Robinson
h. 08    Fading Fleur - 5:18  (Frank Wess) / arr: Chico O'Farrill, Jimmy Roach, Rudy Robinson
i. 09    I Know What's On Your Mind - 4:08  (Frank Wess) / arr: Chico O'Farrill, Jimmy Roach, Rudy Robinson
j. 10    (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - 5:40  (Steve Cropper, Otis Redding) / arr: Chico O'Farrill, Jimmy Roach, Rudy Robinson
All titles on:      Enterprise LP 12": 5006 — Flute Of The Loom   (1973)

Multiple sessions, specifics unknown. 1973 is issue date.

"Terezia" listed on sleeve as "Trezia"; "Fading Fleur" listed on sleeve as "Flowers" and on label as "Fading Flowers".


Date: May 14, 1973
Location: New York City
Label: Muse

Bu Pleasant (ldr), Harold Vick (ts), Atlee Chapman (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), Bu Pleasant (org, v), Mickey Bass (b), Freddie Waits (d)

a. a-01    Opus For O. P. - 7:23  (Florence 'Bu' Pleasant)
b. a-02    Everything's Different - 4:57  (Florence 'Bu' Pleasant, Eulah Chapman)
c. a-03    Bells For Bu - 8:45  (Atlee Chapman)
d. b-01    Summertime - 10:25  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
e. b-02    Melody For Bu - 4:55  (Harold Vick)
f. b-03    Sho Nuff Da Blues - 7:36  (Atlee Chapman)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5033 — Ms. Bu   (1974)

Engineer: Michael DeLugg


Date: May 30, 1973
Location: Trinity Church, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Gil Evans (ldr), Billy Harper (f, ts), Trevor Koehler (f, ss, bar), David Sanborn (as), Howard Johnson (bar, fh, tu), Andrew 'Tex' Allen, Richard Williams (t), Sharon Freeman, Peter Levin (frh), Joe Daley (tb, tu), Ted Dunbar (g), Gil Evans (p, ep, con), David Horowitz (syn), Herb Bushler (eb), Bruce Ditmas (d), Sue Evans (per)

a. 27214    Ictus  (Carla Bley) / arr: Gil Evans
b. 27215    Thoroughbred - 6:33  (Billy Harper) / arr: Gil Evans
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1643 — Svengali   (1973)
c. 27216    Eleven [aka Petits Machins] - 1:40  (Miles Davis, Gil Evans) / arr: Gil Evans
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1643 — Svengali   (1973)
d. 27217    Cry Of Hunger - 10:18  (Billy Harper) / arr: Gil Evans
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1643 — Svengali   (1973)
e. 27218    Blues In Orbit - 10:14  (George Russell) / arr: Gil Evans
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1643 — Svengali   (1973)
f. 27219    Summertime - 3:55  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Gil Evans
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1643 — Svengali   (1973)

Date: June 4, 1973
Location: New York City
Label: Muse

Albert 'Tootie' Heath (ldr), Jimmy Heath (f, ss, ts), Curtis Fuller (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), Kenny Barron (p, ep), Percy Heath (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d, tmp, chi)

a. a-01    Tafadhali - 6:47  (Albert 'Tootie' Heath)
b. a-02    A Notion - 5:27  (Albert 'Tootie' Heath)
c. a-03    Dr. Jeh - 6:19  (Albert 'Tootie' Heath)
d. b-01    Dunia - 3:58  (Albert 'Tootie' Heath)
e. b-02    Oops! - 6:31  (Percy Heath)
f. b-03    Sub-set - 10:11  (Albert 'Tootie' Heath)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5031 — Kwanza (The First)   (1973)

Date: June 30, 1973
Location: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Gil Evans (ldr), Billy Harper (f, ts), Trevor Koehler (f, ss, bar), David Sanborn (as), Howard Johnson (bar, fh, tu), Marvin 'Hannibal' Peterson, Richard Williams (t), Sharon Freeman, Peter Levin (frh), Joe Daley (tb, tu), Ted Dunbar (g), Gil Evans (p, ep, con), David Horowitz (syn), Herb Bushler (eb), Bruce Ditmas (d), Sue Evans (per)

a. 27225    Thoroughbred  (Billy Harper) / arr: Gil Evans
b. 27226    Zee Zee - 7:40  (Gil Evans) / arr: Gil Evans
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1643 — Svengali   (1973)
c. 27227    Cry Of Hunger  (Billy Harper) / arr: Gil Evans
d. 27228    Eleven [aka Petits Machins]  (Miles Davis, Gil Evans) / arr: Gil Evans

Date: October 22, 1973
Location: New York City
Label: Muse

Willis Jackson (ldr), Willis Jackson (ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Mickey Tucker (ep, org), Bob Cranshaw (eb), Freddie Waits (d), Richard 'Pablo' Landrum (cga, per), Sonny Morgan (per)

a. a-01    West Africa - 6:52  (Thomas Gordon, Willis Jackson)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5036 — West Africa   

Date: November 13, 1973
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Muse

Bobby Pierce (ldr), Frank Strozier (f, as), Billy Mitchell (ss, ts), Bobby Alston (t), Ted Dunbar (g), Bobby Pierce (ep, cel, org, v), Bob Cranshaw (eb), Freddie Waits (d)

a. a-01    New York - 4:28  (Bobby Pierce) / arr: Bobby Alston
b. a-02    Children Are The Creator's Messenger - 9:16  (Bobby Pierce) / arr: Bobby Alston
c. a-03    Hurray For The Children - 1:58  (Bobby Pierce) / arr: Bobby Alston
d. b-01    Too High - 5:18  (Stevie Wonder) / arr: Bobby Alston
e. b-02    Sleep Baby - 5:04  (Bobby Pierce) / arr: Bobby Alston
f. b-03    Minority - 8:57  (Gigi Gryce) / arr: Bobby Alston
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5030 — New York   (1974)

Date: ca. 1974
Label: Mainstream

Dave Hubbard, Charles McPherson (ldr), Charles McPherson (as), Dave Hubbard (ts), Virgil Jones (t), Curtis Fuller (tb), Ted Dunbar, Roland Prince (g), Harold Mabern, Jr. (ep), Ron Carter (b), Mickey Roker (d), Omar Clay, Andrei Strobert (per)

a. a-02    Family Affair - 2:34  (Sylvester Stewart)
b. a-03    Respect Yourself - 3:00  (Luther Ingram, Mack Rice)
Both titles on:      Mainstream LP 12": MRL 413 — Booty   (1974)

Charles McPherson (ldr) on b.


Date: March 14, 1974
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Muse

Kenny Barron (ldr), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (f, d), Ted Dunbar (g), Kenny Barron (p, ep, clv), David Williams (b, eb), Richard 'Pablo' Landrum (cga, per), Sonny Morgan (per)

a. a-01    Peruvian Blue - 9:50  (Kenny Barron)
b. a-02    Blue Monk - 8:38  (Thelonious Monk)
c. a-03    The Procession - 4:48  (Kenny Barron)
d. b-01    Two Areas - 9:44  (Ted Dunbar)
e. b-02    Here's That Rainy Day - 8:03  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
f. b-03    In The Meantime - 5:46  (Kenny Barron)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5044 — Peruvian Blue   
     32 Jazz CD: 32083 — Peruvian Blue   (1998)

Albert 'Tootie' Heath (f) on a; (d) on a, c-d, f; Ted Dunbar (g) on a-d, f; Kenny Barron (p) on b-c, e; (ep) on a, d, f; (clv) on f; David Williams (b) on a, c-d; (eb) on f; Richard 'Pablo' Landrum (cga) on a, d, f; (per) on a, d, f; Sonny Morgan (per) on a, d, f.


Date: 1975
Location: Generation Sound, New York City
Label: Impulse!

Sam Rivers (ldr), Sam Rivers (f, ss, ts, p), Warren Smith (vib, d, tmp), Ted Dunbar (g), Dave Holland (b, vc), Barry Altschul (d)

a. a-01    Dawn - 12:38  (Sam Rivers)
b. a-02    Flare - 8:53  (Sam Rivers)
c. b-01    Flame - 12:20  (Sam Rivers)
d. b-02    Scud - 9:59  (Sam Rivers)
All titles on:      Impulse! LP 12": ASD-9316 — Sizzle   (1976)

Date: February 15, 1975
Location: Livingston College, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Label: Muse

Kenny Barron, Ted Dunbar (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Kenny Barron (p)

a. a-01    Summertime - 14:55  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b. a-02    Here's That Rainy Day - 10:07  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. b-01    Aruba - 18:10  (Kenny Barron, Ted Dunbar)
d. b-02    On The Trail - 6:50  (Ferde Grofe)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5140 — In Tandem   (1980)

Ted Dunbar (g) on a, c-d; Kenny Barron (p) on a-c.


Date: October 27, 1975
Location: New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Ted Dunbar (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Larry Ridley (b)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Broadcast on WRVR-FM.


Date: ca. 1976
Location: Sound Ideas (or Media Sound), New York City
Label: Douglas

Charlie Rouse (ldr), Charlie Rouse (ts), Claudio Roditi (t), Clifford Adams, Jr. (tb), George Davis, Ted Dunbar (g), Dom Salvador (p), Wilbur Bascomb, Jr. (eb), Portinho (d, per), Bernard Purdie (d), Carlos Martinez (cga), Steve Thornton (per), Ulysses Kirksey (vc)

a.     Sertão (Backwoods Echo) - 5:30  (Dom Salvador) / arr: Dom Salvador
b.     Waiting On The Corner - 5:30  (Dom Salvador) / arr: Dom Salvador
Both titles on:      Casablanca LP 12": NBLP 7044 — Cinnamon Flower   (1977)
     Douglas Music CD: ADC 11 — Brazil   (1997)
     Knit Classics CD: KCR 3011 — Brazil   (1999)

Ted Dunbar (g) on a; Bernard Purdie (d) on a; Carlos Martinez (cga) on b; Portinho (per) on a; Ulysses Kirksey (vc) on b.


Date: May 3, 1977
Location: C.I. Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Muse

Richard Davis (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Consuela Lee Moorehead (p), Richard Davis, Bill Lee (b), Freddie Waits (d)

a. a-01    Forest Flower - 4:58  (Charles Lloyd)
b. a-02    This Masquerade - 6:30  (Leon Russell)
c. a-03    Half Pass - 4:13  (Richard Davis, Bill Lee)
d. a-04    Three Flowers - 1:55  (McCoy Tyner)
e. b-02    Passion Flower - 4:19  (Billy Strayhorn)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5115 — Harvest   

Ted Dunbar (g) on a-c, e; Freddie Waits (d) on a-c, e.


Date: May 16, 1977
Location: C.I. Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Muse

Richard Davis (ldr), James Spaulding (f, as), Marvin 'Hannibal' Peterson (t), Ted Dunbar (g), Consuela Lee Moorehead (p), Richard Davis, Bill Lee (b), Billy Hart (d), Freddie Waits (d, per)

a. b-01    Windflower - 7:19  (Sara Cassey)
b. b-03    A Third Away - 4:33  (Richard Davis, Bill Lee)
c. b-04    Take The "A" Train - 3:10  (Billy Strayhorn)
d. b-05    Forest Flower - 1:57  (Charles Lloyd)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5115 — Harvest   

James Spaulding (f) on a, c; (as) on a-c; Marvin 'Hannibal' Peterson (t) on a-c; Ted Dunbar (g) on a, c-d; Consuela Lee Moorehead (p) on a, c-d; Bill Lee (b) on a, c-d; Billy Hart (d) on a-c; Freddie Waits (d) on d; (per) on a, c.


Date: November 29 & 30, 1977
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Label: Denon

Frank Foster (ldr), Frank Foster (ss, ts), Leroy Barton, Jr. (as), Bill Cody, Doug Harris, Bill Saxton, Charles I. Williams (ts), Kenny Rogers (bar), Sinclair Acey, Chris Albert, Joe Gardner, Virgil Jones, Don McIntosh (t), Bill Lowe, Janice Robinson, Charles Stephens, Kiane Zawadi (tb), Willie Davis (tu), Ted Dunbar (g), Mickey Tucker (p), Earl May (b), Charli Persip (d), Roger Blank (per)

a. a-01    Thruway Traffic - 10:29  (Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
     Denon LP 12": YX-7521-ND — Manhattan Fever   (1978)
b. a-02    Four, Five, Six - 9:39  (Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
     Denon LP 12": YX-7521-ND — Manhattan Fever   (1978)
c. b-01    Manhattan Fever - 8:57  (Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
     Denon LP 12": YX-7521-ND — Manhattan Fever   (1978)
d. b-02    Jean Marie - 11:22  (Ronnie Mathews) / arr: Frank Foster
     Denon LP 12": YX-7521-ND — Manhattan Fever   (1978)
e. c-01    New Born - 12:01  (Danny Mixon)
     Denon 45 12": YX-7407-ND — Bursting Out!   (1978)
f. d-01    Karmageddon - 15:08  (Frank Foster)
     Denon 45 12": YX-7407-ND — Bursting Out!   (1978)

Frank Foster (ldr) on a-d; (ss) on a-d; (ts) on a-d; Leroy Barton, Jr. (as) on a-d; Bill Cody (ts) on a-d; Doug Harris (ts) on a-d; Bill Saxton (ts) on a-d; Charles I. Williams (ts) on a-d; Kenny Rogers (bar) on a-d; Sinclair Acey (t) on a-d; Chris Albert (t) on a-d; Joe Gardner (t) on a-d; Virgil Jones (t) on a-d; Don McIntosh (t) on a-d; Bill Lowe (tb) on a-d; Janice Robinson (tb) on a-d; Charles Stephens (tb) on a-d; Kiane Zawadi (tb) on a-d; Willie Davis (tu) on a-d; Ted Dunbar (g) on a-d; Mickey Tucker (p) on a-d; Earl May (b) on a-d; Charli Persip (d) on a-d; Roger Blank (per) on a-d.

d. listed as Marie Jean.


Date: January 18, 1978
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Charles Mingus (ldr), Ken Hitchcock (ss, as), George Coleman (as, ts), Lee Konitz, Charles McPherson, Akira Ohmori (as), Daniel Block, Michael Brecker, Ricky Ford (ts), Pepper Adams, Ronnie Cuber, Craig Purpura (bar), Randy Brecker, Mike Davis, Jack Walrath (t), Slide Hampton, Jimmy Knepper (tb), Larry Coryell, Ted Dunbar, Danny Toan, Jack Wilkins (g), Bob Neloms (p), Kenny Werner (ep), Eddie Gomez, George Mraz (b), Joe Chambers, Dannie Richmond (d), Ray Mantilla (per), Paul Jeffrey (con)

a. 36884    Something Like A Bird - 31:10  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Jack Walrath
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 8805 — Something Like A Bird   (1980)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6840 — Me Myself An Eye/Something Like A Bird   (2001)

Date: January 19, 1978
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Charles Mingus (ldr), Ken Hitchcock (ss, as), Akira Ohmori (as), Daniel Block, Michael Brecker, George Coleman, Ricky Ford (ts), Pepper Adams, Ronnie Cuber, Craig Purpura (bar), Randy Brecker, Mike Davis, Jack Walrath (t), Slide Hampton, Jimmy Knepper (tb), Larry Coryell, Ted Dunbar, Jack Wilkins (g), Bob Neloms (p), Eddie Gomez, George Mraz (b), Joe Chambers, Steve Gadd, Dannie Richmond (d), Sammy Figueroa, Ray Mantilla (per), Paul Jeffrey (con)

a. 36249    Three Worlds Of Drums - 30:18  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Jack Walrath
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 8803 — Me Myself An Eye   (1979)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6840 — Me Myself An Eye/Something Like A Bird   (2001)

Date: January 23, 1978
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Charles Mingus (ldr), Ken Hitchcock (ss, as), Lee Konitz, Yoshiaki Malta, Akira Ohmori (as), Daniel Block, Michael Brecker, Ricky Ford, John Tank (ts), Pepper Adams, Ronnie Cuber, Craig Purpura (bar), Randy Brecker, Mike Davis, Jack Walrath (t), Jimmy Knepper, Keith O'Quinn (tb), Larry Coryell, Ted Dunbar, Jack Wilkins (g), Bob Neloms (p), Eddie Gomez (b), Joe Chambers, Dannie Richmond (d), Paul Jeffrey (con)

a. 36250    Devil Woman - 9:21  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Jack Walrath
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 8803 — Me Myself An Eye   (1979)
b. 36251    Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - 9:47  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Jack Walrath
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 8803 — Me Myself An Eye   (1979)
c. 36252    Carolyn "Keki" Mingus - 7:45 arr: Jack Walrath
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 8803 — Me Myself An Eye   (1979)
d. 36855    Farewell, Farwell - 6:56  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Paul Jeffrey
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 8805 — Something Like A Bird   (1980)
All titles on:      Collectables CD: COL-CD-6840 — Me Myself An Eye/Something Like A Bird   (2001)

Michael Brecker (ts) on a-c; Randy Brecker (t) on a-c.


Date: January 24, 1978
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Xanadu

Ted Dunbar (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Tommy Flanagan (p), Sam Jones (b), Leroy Williams (d)

a. a-01    Entrance  (Ted Dunbar)
b. a-01    Two Areas - 9:08  (Ted Dunbar)
c. a-02    Hang In There - 7:43  (Ted Dunbar)
d. a-03    Lazy Lane - 4:41  (Ted Dunbar)
e. b-01    Never Again - 5:23  (Ted Dunbar)
f. b-02    Tonal Search - 8:06  (Ted Dunbar)
g. b-03    Grand Mal - Petit Mal  (Ted Dunbar)
h. b-03    Exit - 5:42  (Ted Dunbar)
All titles on:      Xanadu LP 12": 155 — Opening Remarks   (1978)

a, b;   g, h performed as medleys.


Date: July 15, 1978 - set 1
Location: Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Label: Xanadu

Xanadu All-Stars (ldr), Sam Most (f), Ronnie Cuber (bar), Sam Noto (t), Ted Dunbar (g), Dolo Coker (p), Sam Jones (b), Frank Butler (d)

a. 01    Do I Love Her? - 7:35  (Charles 'Dolo' Coker)
     Xanadu LP 12": 165 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 4   (1979)
b. 02    Afternoon In Paris - 10:25  (John Lewis)
     Xanadu LP 12": 162 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 1   (1979)
c. 03    But Not For Me - 8:35  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Xanadu LP 12": 162 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 1   (1979)
d. 04    Half Nelson - 7:36  (Miles Davis)
     Xanadu LP 12": 164 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 3   (1979)
e. 05    This Masquerade - 8:13  (Leon Russell)
     Xanadu LP 12": 164 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 3   (1979)
f. 06    Star Eyes - 9:31  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
     Xanadu LP 12": 164 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 3   (1979)
g. 07    So What - 20:42  (Miles Davis)
     Xanadu LP 12": 162 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 1   (1979)

Sam Most (f) on d-g; Ronnie Cuber (bar) on b-c, g; Sam Noto (t) on b-c, g; Ted Dunbar (g) on d-e, g; Dolo Coker (p) on a-d, f-g.

Also filmed for Swiss television.


Date: July 15, 1978 - set 2
Location: Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Label: Xanadu

Xanadu All-Stars (ldr), Sam Most (f), Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell (ts), Ronnie Cuber (bar), Ted Dunbar (g), Barry Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Frank Butler (d)

a. 01    All God's Children Got Rhythm - 6:06  (Bronislau Kaper, Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn)
     Xanadu LP 12": 163 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 2   (1979)
b. 02    Willow Grove [aka Willow Groove] - 5:11  (Bud Powell)
     Xanadu LP 12": 163 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 2   (1979)
c. 03    Xanadues - 9:30
     Xanadu LP 12": 163 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 2   (1979)
d. 04    Emaline - 6:30
     Xanadu LP 12": 163 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 2   (1979)
e. 05    Cotton Tail - 9:33  (Duke Ellington)
     Xanadu LP 12": 163 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 2   (1979)
f. 06    Strollin' - 15:38  (Horace Silver)
     Xanadu LP 12": 164 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 3   (1979)

Sam Most (f) on f; Al Cohn (ts) on c-f; Billy Mitchell (ts) on c-f; Ronnie Cuber (bar) on f; Ted Dunbar (g) on f; Barry Harris (p) on a-c, e-f; Sam Jones (b) on a-c, e-f; Frank Butler (d) on a-c, e-f.

Also filmed for Swiss television.


Date: July 15, 1978 - set 3
Location: Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Label: Xanadu

Xanadu All-Stars (ldr), Sam Most (f), Billy Mitchell (ss), Al Cohn (ts), Ronnie Cuber (bar), Sam Noto (t), Ted Dunbar (g), Dolo Coker, Barry Harris (p)

a. 01    More Than You Know - 6:43  (Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose)
     Xanadu LP 12": 163 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 2   (1979)
b. 02    Get Happy - 9:08  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
     Xanadu LP 12": 162 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 1   (1979)
c. 03    Summertime - 4:19  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Xanadu LP 12": 165 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 4   (1979)
d. 04    I Thought About You - 6:13  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
     Xanadu LP 12": 164 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 3   (1979)
e. 05    Parody - 5:05  (Billy Mitchell)
     Xanadu LP 12": 165 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 4   (1979)
f. 06    Vamping - 5:06  (Ronnie Cuber)
     Xanadu LP 12": 162 — Xanadu At Montreux, Volume 1   (1979)

Sam Most (f) on d; Billy Mitchell (ss) on e; Al Cohn (ts) on a; Ronnie Cuber (bar) on f; Sam Noto (t) on b; Ted Dunbar (g) on b-c, e; Dolo Coker (p) on b, e; Barry Harris (p) on a, d.

Also filmed for Swiss television.


Date: September 13, 1978
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Muse

David Schnitter (ldr), David Schnitter (ts, v), Ted Dunbar (g), Kenny Barron (p), Cecil McBee (b), Billy Hart (d), Guilherme Franco (per, v)

a. a-01    Thundering - 5:28  (David Schnitter)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5197 — Thundering   (1979)
b. a-02    Star Dust - 7:37  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5197 — Thundering   (1979)
c. a-03    Flying Colors - 6:00  (James Williams)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5197 — Thundering   (1979)
d. b-01    Ça Purange - 8:03  (N. Mussapere)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5197 — Thundering   (1979)
e. b-02    Herb's Blues - 6:00  (Robert Hanlon)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5197 — Thundering   (1979)
f. b-03    There Goes The Ball Game - 3:12  (Fred Ebb, John Kander)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5197 — Thundering   (1979)
g.     If I Loved You - 2:50  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5222 — Glowing   (1981)

David Schnitter (ts) on a-f; (v) on d, f-g; Guilherme Franco (v) on d.

Muse MR 5222 does not mention recording date, giving wrong impression that all material is from July 10, 1979.


Date: October 20, 1978
Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Label: [private recording]

Harold Vick (ldr), Harold Vick (ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Kenny Barron (p), Michael Fleming (b), Michael Carvin (d)

a. 02    Lover Man - 8:54  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
b. 03    On Green Dolphin Street - 13:52  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
c. 04    Impressions - 16:42  (John Coltrane)

Additional unknown selection: #1 (9:58).

A spoken announcement precedes the first selection.


Date: November 22 & 28, 1978
Location: Sound Ideas, New York City
Label: Denon

Frank Foster (ldr), Leroy Barton, Jr., Charles I. Williams (as), Frank Foster (as, ts), Bill Cody, Bill Saxton (ts), Kenny Rogers (bar), Sinclair Acey, Chris Albert, Joe Gardner, Virgil Jones, Robert Rutledge (t), Emmet MacDonald, Janice Robinson, Charles Stephens (tb), Bill Lowe (btb), Ted Dunbar (g), Mickey Tucker (p), Earl May (b, eb), Charli Persip (d), Babafumi Akunyun (per)

a. a-01    Shiny Stockings - 9:11  (Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
b. a-02    Love Scene - 4:43  (Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
c. a-03    Tomorrow's Blues Today - 7:10  (Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
d. b-01    Dayspring - 8:24  (Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
e. b-02    Hills Of The North Rejoice - 11:06  (Traditional) / arr: Frank Foster
All titles on:      Denon LP 12": YX-7545-ND — Shiny Stockings   (1979)

Date: January 12, 1979
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Xanadu

Earl Coleman (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Harris Simon (p), George Duvivier (b), Leroy Williams (d), Earl Coleman (v)

a. a-01    It's A Crying Shame - 3:08  (Sam Stept, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
b. a-02    I Love You - 5:09  (Cole Porter)
c. a-03    I Need A Shoulder To Cry On - 2:28  (Budd Johnson, John Hoffman)
d. a-04    Lover - 6:08  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e. a-05    Embraceable You - 4:08  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
f. b-01    You Don't Know What Love Is - 2:50  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
g. b-02    I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - 4:15  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
h. b-03    I Guess It's The Mood That I'm In - 2:48  (Norman Mapp)
i. b-04    Moonlight In Vermont - 5:32  (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf)
j. b-05    There's Something About An Old Love - 4:53  (Lupin Fein, Will Hudson, Irving Mills)
All titles on:      Xanadu LP 12": 175 — There's Something About An Old Love   (1983)

Harris Simon (p) on a, c, e-f, h, j; George Duvivier (b) on a, c, e-f, h, j; Leroy Williams (d) on a, c, e-f, h, j; Earl Coleman (v) on a, c, e-f, h, j.


Date: February 26, 1979
Location: Hnita Jazz Club, Heist op den Berg, Belgium
Label: Bingow

Frank Foster (ldr), Frank Foster (ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Mickey Tucker (p), Earl May (b), Billy Hart (d)

a.     Chiquito Loco - 12:35  (Frank Foster)
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 02 — Chiquito Loco, Live   
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 3102 — Chiquito Loco, Live   
     Amplitude CD: JACD-4006 — Joy Spring   
b.     Theme For Ernie - 10:21  (Fred Lacey)
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 02 — Chiquito Loco, Live   
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 3102 — Chiquito Loco, Live   
     Amplitude CD: JACD-4006 — Joy Spring   
c.     Joy Spring - 8:02  (Clifford Brown)
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 02 — Chiquito Loco, Live   
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 3102 — Chiquito Loco, Live   
     Amplitude CD: JACD-4006 — Joy Spring   
d.     Shiny Stockings - 10:32  (Frank Foster)
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 02 — Chiquito Loco, Live   
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 3102 — Chiquito Loco, Live   
     Amplitude CD: JACD-4006 — Joy Spring   
e.     A Blues Ain't Nothing But A Trip
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 3107 — A Blues Ain't Nothing But A Trip   
     Amplitude CD: JACD-4006 — Joy Spring   
f.     Simone  (Frank Foster)
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 3107 — A Blues Ain't Nothing But A Trip   
     Amplitude CD: JACD-4006 — Joy Spring   
g.     Giant Steps  (John Coltrane)
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 3107 — A Blues Ain't Nothing But A Trip   
h.     Janie Huk  (Frank Foster)
     Bingow LP 12": BGW 3107 — A Blues Ain't Nothing But A Trip   

Composer of "A Blues Ain't..." unknown. Issues list "Jane Huck," but ASCAP uses above spelling.


Date: May 16, 1979
Location: C.I. Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Muse

Mickey Tucker (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Marcus Belgrave (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), Mickey Tucker (p), Earl May (b), Billy Hart (d)

a. a-01    The Crawl - 6:48  (Mickey Tucker) / arr: Mickey Tucker
b. a-02    It Could Be, If It Was, But It Ain't - 7:17  (Mickey Tucker) / arr: Mickey Tucker
c. a-03    Just A Thought For Love - 4:05  (Mickey Tucker) / arr: Mickey Tucker
d. b-01    June Bug, June Bug, Where You Fly? - 6:05  (Mickey Tucker) / arr: Mickey Tucker
e. b-02    Pisces Brothers - 8:35  (Roy Brooks) / arr: Mickey Tucker
f. b-03    Marcus Tiberius And The Gladiator - 4:02  (Mickey Tucker) / arr: Mickey Tucker
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5223 — The Crawl   (1980)

Ted Dunbar (g) on a.


Date: June 12, 1980
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Xanadu

Ted Dunbar (ldr), Steve Nelson (vib), Ted Dunbar (g), Kenny Barron (p), Rufus Reid (b), Al Foster (d)

a. a-01    Steps Etude - 3:05  (Ted Dunbar)
b. a-02    It's About Everything - 8:38  (Ted Dunbar)
c. a-03    You Say You Saw What? - 7:32  (Ted Dunbar)
d. b-01    Blues Convergence - 7:12  (Ted Dunbar)
e. b-02    Rare Moment - 2:25  (Ted Dunbar)
f. b-03    Rhythmic Convergence - 8:58  (Ted Dunbar)
All titles on:      Xanadu LP 12": 181 — Secundum Artem   (1980)

Date: September 23, 1980
Location: New York City
Label: Muse

David 'Fathead' Newman (ldr), David 'Fathead' Newman (ts), Marcus Belgrave (t), Ted Dunbar (g), Cedar Walton (p), Buster Williams (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. a-01    Everything Must Change - 4:40  (Benard Ighner)
b. a-02    Mama Lou [aka Lulu] - 5:50  (David Newman)
c. a-03    Davey Blue - 9:12  (David Newman)
d. b-01    Carnegie Blues - 8:25  (Benny 'Hank' Crawford)
e. b-02    Akua Ewie - 6:22  (Marcus Belgrave)
f. b-03    The Holy Land - 7:02  (Cedar Walton)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5234 — Resurgence!   (1980)
     32 Jazz CD: 32014 — Lone Star Legend   (1997)

"The Holy Land" listed as "To The Holy Land" on this issue.


Date: December 17 & 18, 1980
Location: Right Track Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Jazz America Marketing

Michal Urbaniak (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Kenny Barron (p, ep), Buster Williams (b), Roy Haynes (d), Michal Urbaniak (vn)

a. a-01    Yeah! - 5:57  (Horace Silver)
b. a-02    Sugar - 6:23  (Stanley Turrentine)
c. a-03    Pretext - 2:51  (Michal Urbaniak)
d. a-04    House Of Jade - 6:29  (Wayne Shorter)
e. b-01    Silver's Serenade - 4:28  (Horace Silver)
f. b-02    Cookin' At The Continental - 4:48  (Horace Silver)
g. b-03    Kasia - 5:44  (Michal Urbaniak)
h. b-04    Deadline - 5:57  (Michal Urbaniak)
All titles on:      Jazz America Marketing LP 12": JAM 001 — NY5: Music For Violin & Jazz Quartet   (1981)
     UBX CD: 1004 — Jazz Legends   

g. listed as "Kasha".


Date: ca. 1982
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Janis Siegel (ldr), Lou Marini (f, as), Frank Foster (ts), Jimmy Owens, Lew Soloff (t), Gerald Chamberlain, Robin Eubanks, Greg Williams (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Ted Dunbar (g), Kenny Barron (p), Ron Carter (b), Grady Tate (d), Jon Hendricks, Janis Siegel (v), Slide Hampton (con)

a.     Don't Get Scared - 3:07  (Stan Getz, King Pleasure [Clarence Beeks], Jon Hendricks) / arr: Slide Hampton
b.     Jackie - 2:05  (Hampton Hawes, Annie Ross) / arr: Slide Hampton
Both titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": 80007-1 — Experiment In White   (1982)

Date: July 29, 1982
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Xanadu

Ted Dunbar (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g)

a. a-01    Winding Blues - 4:05  (Ted Dunbar)
b. a-02    Total Conversion - 6:05  (Ted Dunbar)
c. a-03    Trees And Grass And Things - 4:07  (Don Pullen)
d. a-04    Nica's Dream - 6:25  (Horace Silver)
e. b-01    Hi-Fly - 5:50  (Randy Weston)
f. b-02    Bougie - 7:55  (Ted Dunbar)
g. b-03    Epistrophy - 6:45  (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke)
All titles on:      Xanadu LP 12": 196 — Jazz Guitarist   (1982)

Dunbar overdubbed himself on "Winding Blues" and "Trees And Grass And Things."


Date: August 30, 1982
Location: Washington Square Park, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Frank Wess, Charles I. Williams (as), Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath (ts), Kenny Rogers (bar), Benny Bailey, Steve Furtado, Jimmy Owens (t), Dizzy Gillespie (t, v), Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, Janice Robinson (tb), Douglas Purviance (btb), Milt Jackson (vib), Ted Dunbar (g), Mike Longo (p), Victor Gaskin (b), Grady Tate (d), Jon Hendricks (v)

a. 01    Manteca - 11:40  (Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
b. 02    'Round Midnight - 3:34  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
c. 03    A Night In Tunisia - 5:04  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
d. 04    Things To Come - 6:07  (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
e. 05    The Champ  (Dizzy Gillespie)
f. 05    Oop-Pop-A-Da - 4:47  (Babs Gonzales [Lee Brown])

e, f performed as medley.

Dizzy Gillespie (v) on e-f; Jon Hendricks (v) on e-f.


Date: August 20, 1984
Location: Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT
Label: [private recording]

Donald Byrd (ldr), Donald Byrd, Jimmy Owens (t), Ted Dunbar (g), Clint Houston (b), Billy Hart (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: October 4 & 5, 1986
Location: New York City
Label: CBS/Sony

Susannah McCorkle (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Billy Taylor (p), Victor Gaskin (b), Tony Reedus (d), Susannah McCorkle (v)

a.     September In The Rain  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
b.     I Can't Give You Anything But Love  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
c.     Taking A Chance On Love  (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche)
d.     For All We Know  (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis)
e.     As Time Goes By  (Herman Hupfeld)
f.     I Get A Kick Out Of You  (Cole Porter)
g.     Alone Together  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
h.     Pennies From Heaven  (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke)
i.     You Don't Know What Love Is  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
j.     Blues In The Night  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
All titles on:      CBS/Sony LP 12": 28AP-3315 — As Time Goes By   
     CBS/Sony CD: 32DP-685 — As Time Goes By   
     CBS/Sony CD: 5395 — As Time Goes By   

Date: November 4, 1986
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Landmark

Buddy Montgomery (ldr), David 'Fathead' Newman (f, ts), Claudio Roditi (t), Ted Dunbar (g), Buddy Montgomery (p), Ron Carter (b), Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (d), Steve Kroon (cga), Warren Smith (per)

a. a-01    Muchisimo - 6:56  (Buddy Montgomery)
b. a-02    Expressions In Blue - 6:59  (Buddy Montgomery)
c. b-04    Soft Earth - 5:54  (Buddy Montgomery)
All titles on:      Landmark LP 12": LLP-1512 — Ties Of Love   (1992)
     Landmark CD: LCD-1512-2 — Ties Of Love   (1992)

David 'Fathead' Newman (f) on c; (ts) on a-b; Claudio Roditi (t) on a-b; Ted Dunbar (g) on c; Warren Smith (per) on a-b.


Date: April 5 & 6, 1989
Location: Master Sound, Astoria, NY
Label: Taylor-Made

Billy Taylor (ldr), Frank Wess (f, ss, ts), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Ted Dunbar (g), Billy Taylor (p), Victor Gaskin (b), Bobby Thomas (d)

a. 01    Birdwatcher - 6:20  (Billy Taylor)
b. 02    Ceora - 6:33  (Lee Morgan)
c. 03    Is This The Blues? - 8:22  (Billy Taylor)
d. 04    Solo For Flugelhorn - 1:50  (Billy Taylor)
e. 05    Same Old Seven - 6:45  (Billy Taylor)
f. 06    Fanfare For Soprano Sax - 0:57  (Billy Taylor)
g. 07    Valse - 5:11  (Billy Taylor)
h. 08    Turnaround - 8:04  (Billy Taylor)
i. 09    Ballade - 6:42  (Billy Taylor)
j. 10    Sketch - 4:11  (Billy Taylor)
All titles on:      Taylor-Made CD: T1003 — The Jazzmobile Allstars   (1989)

Frank Wess (f) on e, g-h; (ss) on b, e-g, j; (ts) on a, c, e, g; Jimmy Owens (t) on a-c, e, g-j; (fh) on a-e, g-j; Ted Dunbar (g) on a-c, e, g-j; Billy Taylor (p) on a-c, e, g-j; Victor Gaskin (b) on a-c, e, g-j; Bobby Thomas (d) on a-c, e, g-j.


Date: June 1989
Location: New York City
Label: SteepleChase

Mickey Tucker (ldr), Ted Dunbar (g), Mickey Tucker (p), Rufus Reid (b), David Jones (d)

a. 01    Nica's Dream - 8:32  (Horace Silver)
b. 02    Grand Mal - Petit Mal - 7:26  (Ted Dunbar)
c. 03    A Nice Clean Machine For Pedro - 7:54  (Ted Dunbar)
d. 04    Synapse II - 10:37  (Reggie Workman)
e. 05    Jam 'n' Boogie - 5:56  (Benny Golson)
f. 06    Blues In Five Dimensions - 9:05  (Mickey Tucker)
g. 07    Bushman Song - 14:11  (John Stubblefield)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31258 — Blues In Five Dimensions   (1994)

"Bushman Song" listed as "Bushman" on this issue.


Date: September 3, 1989
Location: Riverside Park Arts Festival, New York City
Label: Candid

David 'Fathead' Newman (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ss, ts), David 'Fathead' Newman (as, ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Buddy Montgomery (p), Todd Coolman (b), Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (d)

a. 01    Strike Up The Band - 11:09  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
b. 02    Blue Head - 14:10  (David Newman)
c. 03    Willow, Weep For Me - 12:58  (Ann Ronell)
d. 04    Blues For David - 12:05  (Buddy Montgomery)
e. 05    What's New - 11:49  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
f. 06    Eyewitness Blues - 11:14  (Clifford Jordan)
All titles on:      Candid CD: CCD 79041 — Blue Head   (1990)

Clifford Jordan (ss) on d; (ts) on a-c, e-f; David 'Fathead' Newman (as) on c; (ts) on a-b, d-f.


Date: ca. November 1989
Location: Fujitsu-Concord Jazz Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Label: Concord

Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Frank Wess (ldr), Frank Wess (f, ts), Curtis Peagler, Marshal Royal (as), Billy Mitchell (ts), Bill Ramsey (bar), Al Aarons, Ray Brown, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Joe Newman, Snooky Young (t), Al Grey, Michael Grey, Grover Mitchell, Benny Powell (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), Ronnell Bright (p), Eddie Jones (b), Gregg Field (d)

a. 01    Jumpin' At The Woodside - 3:22  (Count Basie)
b. 02    The Very Thought Of You - 4:40  (Ray Noble)
c. 03    Blue On Blue - 4:00  (Frank Wess)
d. 04    All Riled Up - 4:13  (Frank Wess)
e. 05    This Is All I Ask - 5:11  (Gordon Jenkins)
f. 06    I Wish I Knew - 8:32  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
g. 07    Whirly-Bird - 3:42  (Neal Hefti)
h. 08    Lil' Darlin' - 5:11  (Neal Hefti)
i. 09    Dejection Blues - 6:58  (Raymond Brown)
j. 10    Battle Royal - 9:59  (Duke Ellington)
k. 11    One O'Clock Jump - 4:05  (Eddie Durham, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page, Buster Smith)
All titles on:      Concord CD: CCD-4420-2 — Dear Mr. Basie   (1990)

Date: June 25, 1990
Location: Giant Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Joe Williams (ldr), Bobby Watson (as), Frank Wess (ts), Seldon Powell (bar), Clark Terry, Joe Wilder (t), Al Grey (tb), Kenny Burrell (g, acg), Ted Dunbar (g), Ellis Larkins, Norman Simmons (p), Bob Cranshaw, Paul West (b), Dennis Mackrel (d), Joe Williams (v)

a. 01    Christmas Rainbows - 5:08  (Bill Wallace) / arr: Norman Simmons, Joe Williams
b. 02    Winter Wonderland - 4:19  (Felix Bernard, Dick Smith) / arr: Norman Simmons, Bobby Watson, Joe Williams
c. 03    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - 4:35  (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) / arr: Norman Simmons, Bobby Watson, Joe Williams
d. 04    What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - 3:53  (Frank Loesser)
e. 05    Kissing By The Mistletoe - 3:16  (John McFarland) / arr: Norman Simmons, Bobby Watson, Joe Williams
f. 06    Silent Night - 2:43  (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr)
g. 07    Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - 4:33  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Norman Simmons, Bobby Watson, Joe Williams
h. 08    Silver Bells - 3:01  (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
i. 09    The Christmas Waltz - 4:02  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Norman Simmons, Bobby Watson, Joe Williams
j. 10    The Christmas Song - 4:39  (Mel Torme, Robert Wells) / arr: Norman Simmons, Joe Williams
k. 11    A Child Is Born - 6:11  (Thad Jones, Alec Wilder) / arr: Norman Simmons, Joe Williams
All titles on:      Verve CD: 843 956-2 — That Holiday Feelin'   (1990)

Bobby Watson (as) on b-c, e, g, i-j; Frank Wess (ts) on b-c, e, i; Seldon Powell (bar) on b-c, e, g, i; Clark Terry (t) on b-c, e, g, i; Joe Wilder (t) on b-c, e, g, i; Al Grey (tb) on b-c, e, g, i; Kenny Burrell (g) on a-b, g; (acg) on c, e, i-k; Ted Dunbar (g) on c, e, i, k; Ellis Larkins (p) on d, f, h; Norman Simmons (p) on a-c, e, g, i-k; Bob Cranshaw (b) on a-b, g, j; Paul West (b) on c, e, i, k; Dennis Mackrel (d) on a-c, e, g, i-k.

Horn arrangements by Bobby Watson. Presumably Norman Simmons and Joe Williams were responsible for general/rhythm section arrangements.


Date: August 17, 1990
Location: Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA
Label: Concord

Frank Wess (ldr), Curtis Peagler, Marshal Royal (as), Billy Mitchell, Frank Wess (ts), Bill Ramsey (bar), Ray Brown, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Pete Minger, Joe Newman (t), Al Grey, Grover Mitchell, Benny Powell (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), John Campbell (p), Bob Maize (b), Donny Osborne (d), Mel Torme (v)

a.     Down For Double - 2:46  (Freddie Green)
b.     You're Driving Me Crazy - 7:27  (Walter Donaldson)
c.     Sent For You Yesterday - 3:21  (Eddie Durham, Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing)
All titles on:      Concord CD: CCD-4433-2 — A Night At The Concord Pavilion   (1990)

Date: November 11, 1990
Location: Kan-i Hoken Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Label: Concord

Frank Wess (ldr), Frank Wess (f, ts), Curtis Peagler, Bill Ramsey (as), Billy Mitchell (ts), Arthur 'Babe' Clark (bar), Pete Minger (t, fh), Joe Newman (t, v), Ron Tooley, Snooky Young (t), Art Baron, Grover Mitchell, Dennis Wilson (tb), Douglas Purviance (btb), Ted Dunbar (g), Tee Carson (p), Eddie Jones (b), Dennis Mackrel (d)

a. 01    Order In The Court - 5:20  (Frank Wess) / arr: Frank Wess
b. 02    Entre Nous - 4:31  (Frank Wess) / arr: Frank Wess
c. 03    Blues In The 2% - 8:10  (Dennis Mackrel) / arr: Dennis Mackrel
d. 04    St. James Infirmary - 4:30  (Joe Primrose) / arr: Joe Newman
e. 05    Shiny Stockings - 5:16  (Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Wess
f. 06    Lover - 3:50  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Frank Wess
g. 07    But Beautiful - 6:57  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Pete Minger
h. 08    Imus The Blues - 5:51  (Dennis Wilson) / arr: Dennis Wilson
i. 09    Rink Rat - 4:46  (Rick Wilkins) / arr: Rick Wilkins
j. 10    Pit Pat Blues - 7:50  (Rick Wilkins) / arr: Rick Wilkins
All titles on:      Concord CD: CCD-4456-2 — Entre Nous   (1991)

Joe Newman (v) on d.


Date: November 11, 1990
Location: Kan-i Hoken Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Label: Concord

Mel Torme (ldr), Curtis Peagler, Bill Ramsey (as), Billy Mitchell, Frank Wess (ts), Arthur 'Babe' Clark (bar), Pete Minger, Joe Newman, Ron Tooley, Snooky Young (t), Art Baron, Grover Mitchell, Dennis Wilson (tb), Douglas Purviance (btb), Ted Dunbar (g), John Campbell (p), Bob Maize (b), Donny Osborne (d), Mel Torme (d, v)

a.     You're Driving Me Crazy  (Walter Donaldson)
b.     Moten Swing - 6:21  (Benny Moten, Buster Moten)
c.     Sent For You Yesterday - 4:26  (Eddie Durham, Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing)
d.     Swinging The Blues - 4:40  (Eddie Durham, Count Basie)
All titles on:      Concord CD: CCD-4481-2 — Recorded Live At The Fujitsu-Concord Jazz Festival In Japan '90   

a, b performed as medley.

Donny Osborne (d) on a-c; Mel Torme (d) on d; (v) on a-c.


Date: ca. December 1991
Location: SteepleChase Digital Studio, New York City
Label: SteepleChase

Ted Dunbar (ldr), Dotti Anita Taylor (f), Ted Dunbar (g), Mickey Tucker (p), Ray Drummond (b), David Jones (d)

a. 01    On The Bright Side - 5:13  (Ted Dunbar)
b. 02    Neeta - 6:13  (Ted Dunbar)
c. 03    Land Of The Rising Sun - 8:46  (Ted Dunbar)
d. 04    On Return - 5:51  (Ted Dunbar)
e. 05    Gentle Time Alone - 3:21  (Ted Dunbar)
f. 06    D-flat Rhythm Song - 5:24  (Ted Dunbar)
g. 07    Convergent Blues II - 8:50  (Ted Dunbar)
h. 08    Tight - Loose - 6:54  (Ted Dunbar)
i. 09    In Reverence - 5:29  (Ted Dunbar)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31298 — Gentle Time Alone   (1992)

Dotti Anita Taylor (f) on b, e.


Date: March 11 & 20 and April 2, 1992
Location: EastSide Sound, New York City
Label: Evidence

Kenny Burrell (ldr), William Ash, Kenny Burrell, Ted Dunbar, Kevin Eubanks, Rodney Jones, Jack Wilkins (g), Gene Bertoncini (acg), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)

a. a-01    Impressions - 4:18  (John Coltrane)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22049-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume I   (1993)
b. a-02    Remembering Wes - 6:50  (Kenny Burrell)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22049-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume I   (1993)
c. a-03    Groove Yard - 4:46  (Carl Perkins)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22049-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume I   (1993)
d. a-04    Canadian Sunset - 5:54  (Eddie Heywood, Norman Gimbel)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22049-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume I   (1993)
e. a-05    Fried Pies - 5:37  (Wes Montgomery)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22049-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume I   (1993)
f. a-06    Road Song - 5:25  (Wes Montgomery)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22049-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume I   (1993)
g. a-07    Come Rain Or Come Shine - 5:00  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22049-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume I   (1993)
h. a-08    Serena - 5:43  (Rodney Jones)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22049-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume I   (1993)
i. a-09    Yesterdays - 7:56  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22049-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume I   (1993)
j. b-01    More Blues For Wes - 4:25  (Kenny Burrell)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22051-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume II   (1993)
k. b-02    Bock To Bock - 6:33  (Buddy Montgomery)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22051-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume II   (1993)
l. b-03    For Heaven's Sake - 6:26  (Elise Bretton, Sherwin Edwards, Don Meyer)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22051-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume II   (1993)
m. b-04    Montgomery Blue - 6:06  (Rodney Jones)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22051-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume II   (1993)
n. b-05    Finger Pickin' - 2:44  (Wes Montgomery)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22051-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume II   (1993)
o. b-06    Never Again - 4:45  (Ted Dunbar)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22051-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume II   (1993)
p. b-07    Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 3:13  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22051-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume II   (1993)
q. b-08    Samba Wes - 4:37  (Gene Bertoncini)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22051-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume II   (1993)
r. b-09    West Coast Blues  (Wes Montgomery)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22051-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume II   (1993)
s. b-09    Three Quarters Of The House - 8:23  (Granville 'Sascha' Burland)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22051-2 — Project G-7: Tribute To Wes Montgomery, Volume II   (1993)

r, s performed as medley.

William Ash (g) on f, n; Kenny Burrell (g) on b, i-j, r-s; Ted Dunbar (g) on e, i, k, o, r-s; Kevin Eubanks (g) on a, d-e, k; Rodney Jones (g) on h-i, m, o, r-s; Jack Wilkins (g) on d, g, i, l, p, r-s; Gene Bertoncini (acg) on c-d, i, l, q-s.


Date: July 2 & 3, 1992
Location: Penny Lane Studios, New York City
Label: Concord

J. J. Johnson (ldr), J. J. Johnson (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), Rob Schneiderman (p), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)

a. 01    Alone Together - 5:31  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
b. 02    Frankie And Johnnie - 5:14  (Traditional)
c. 03    I Thought About You - 7:57  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
d. 04    I Love You - 8:15  (Cole Porter)
e. 05    What's New - 2:56  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
f. 06    How Deep Is The Ocean - 4:13  (Irving Berlin)
g. 07    But Not For Me - 5:12  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
h. 08    There Will Never Be Another You - 6:03  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
i. 09    Azure-Te - 6:39  (William Strethen 'Wild Bill' Davis, Donald Wolf)
j. 10    You Don't Know What Love Is - 3:51  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
All titles on:      Concord CD: CCD-4523-2 — Vivian   (1992)

Date: October 2 & 3, 1992
Location: Sear Sound, New York City
Label: Soul Note

Hamiet Bluiett (ldr), Hamiet Bluiett (cac, bar), Ted Dunbar (g), Clint Houston (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. 01    John - 9:06  (Hamiet Bluiett)
b. 02    Sankofa - 2:43  (Hamiet Bluiett)
c. 03    Nuttin' Special - 6:39  (Hamiet Bluiett)
d. 04    Daddy Banks/Grandaddy Song - 4:59  (Hamiet Bluiett)
e. 05    Black Vibrations - 3:09  (Clint Houston)
f. 06    Diane - 6:51  (Charles Mingus)
g. 07    "C" - 6:05  (Julius Hemphill)
h. 08    Sunrise/Sunset - 1:46  (Hamiet Bluiett)
i. 09    Enum - 5:48  (Hamiet Bluiett)
j. 10    Some Other Line/Baker - 5:09  (Hamiet Bluiett)
k. 11    Hang In There - 6:53  (Ted Dunbar)
All titles on:      Soul Note CD: 121 238-2 — Sankofa/Rear Garde   

Date: December 4, 1992
Location: The Ritz Theater, New York City
Label: Motown

Diana Ross (ldr), Justin Robinson, Frank Wess (as), Ralph Moore, Jerome Richardson (ts), Gary Smulyan (bar), Gil Askey, Stanton Davis, Jon Faddis, Roy Hargrove, John J. Longo (t), Garnett Brown, Urbie Green, Slide Hampton (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), Barry Harris, Bobby Scott (p), Ron Carter (b), Grady Tate (d), Diana Ross (v)

a.     Fine And Mellow - 2:58  (Billie Holiday) / arr: Gil Askey
b.     Them There Eyes - 3:39  (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey) / arr: Gil Askey
c.     Don't Explain - 4:48  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday) / arr: Gil Askey
d.     What A Little Moonlight Can Do - 3:47  (Harry M. Woods) / arr: Gil Askey
e.     Mean To Me - 2:41  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert) / arr: Gil Askey
f.     Lover Man - 5:00  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman) / arr: Gil Askey
g.     Gimmie A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer) - 3:31  (Wesley 'Sox' Wilson) / arr: Gil Askey
h.     Little Girl Blue - 3:21  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Gil Askey
i.     There's A Small Hotel - 2:47  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Gil Askey
j.     I Cried For You - 6:39  (Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed, Abe Lyman) / arr: Gil Askey
k.     The Man I Love - 5:12  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Gil Askey
l.     God Bless The Child - 6:00  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday) / arr: Gil Askey
m.     Love Is Here To Stay - 2:18  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Gil Askey
n.     You've Changed - 2:59  (Carl Fischer, Bill Carey) / arr: Gil Askey
o.     Strange Fruit - 3:34  (Abel Meeropol [aka Lewis Allan]) / arr: Gil Askey
p.     Good Morning Heartache - 5:02  (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham) / arr: Gil Askey
q.     Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do - 2:44  (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins) / arr: Gil Askey
r.     My Man - 3:55  (Jacques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain) / arr: Gil Askey
s.     Fine And Mellow - 2:07  (Billie Holiday) / arr: Gil Askey
All titles on:      Motown CD: 37463 6340-2 — Stolen Moments   (1993)

Barry Harris (p) on a-k, p-s; Bobby Scott (p) on l-o.

Video also available.


Date: February 5 & 6, 1993
Location: BMG Studios, New York City
Label: Antilles

Randy Weston (ldr), Talib Kibwe (f, ss, as, dir), Teddy Edwards (ts), Hamiet Bluiett (bar), Wallace Roney (t), Benny Powell (tb), Ted Dunbar (g), Johnny Copeland (acg, v), Randy Weston (p), Jamil Nasser (b), Charli Persip (d), Obo Addy, Neil Clarke (per)

a. 01    Blue Mood - 2:42  (Jessie Mae Robinson) / arr: Randy Weston
b. 02    Chalabati Blues - 6:02  (Randy Weston) / arr: Melba Liston
c. 03    Sad Beauty Blues - 3:18  (Randy Weston) / arr: Melba Liston
d. 04    The Nafs - 2:33  (Randy Weston) / arr: Melba Liston
e. 05    Volcano - 2:25  (Count Basie) / arr: Melba Liston
f. 06    Harvard Blues - 4:09  (Count Basie, Eddie Frazier, Tab Smith) / arr: Melba Liston
g. 07    In Memory Of - 5:09  (Randy Weston) / arr: Melba Liston
h. 08    Blues For Strayhorn - 3:46  (Randy Weston) / arr: Melba Liston
i. 09    Penny Packer Blues - 4:12  (Randy Weston) / arr: Melba Liston
j. 10    J. K. Blues - 2:25  (Randy Weston) / arr: Melba Liston
k. 11    Mystery Of Love - 6:22  (Guy Warren) / arr: Randy Weston
l. 12    Kucheza Blues [aka Gee Blues Gee] - 7:17  (Randy Weston) / arr: Randy Weston
m. 13    Blues For Elma Lewis - 3:08  (Randy Weston) / arr: Melba Liston
All titles on:      Antilles CD: 314 519 269-2 — Volcano Blues   (1993)

Talib Kibwe (f) on b, h-j; (ss) on b, d, h, l-m; (as) on c, e-j, l; (dir) on b-j, l-m; Teddy Edwards (ts) on b-m; Hamiet Bluiett (bar) on b-h, l; Wallace Roney (t) on b-j, l-m; Benny Powell (tb) on b-j, l-m; Ted Dunbar (g) on c, f-i, l-m; Johnny Copeland (acg) on a; (v) on a, f; Randy Weston (p) on b-m; Jamil Nasser (b) on b-m; Charli Persip (d) on b-d, f-j, l-m; Obo Addy (per) on b, d-e, g, i-j, l-m; Neil Clarke (per) on e.


Date: February 20, 1994
Location: Village Vanguard, New York City
Label: Soul Note

Hamiet Bluiett (ldr), Hamiet Bluiett (cac, bar), Ted Dunbar (g), Clint Houston (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. 01    Rain Forest Ripples - 7:07  (Patience Higgins)
b. 02    Thelonious - 6:49  (Hamiet Bluiett)
c. 03    You've Changed - 6:49  (Carl Fischer, Bill Carey)
d. 04    Darian - 9:49  (Clint Houston)
e. 05    Rare Moment - 10:55  (Ted Dunbar)
f. 06    I Can't Get Started - 8:33  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
g. 07    Started - 2:24  (Hamiet Bluiett)
h. 08    Hello/Goodbye Song - 7:58  (Hamiet Bluiett)
All titles on:      Soul Note CD: 121 288 — Live At The Village Vanguard - Ballads And Blues   (1997)

Date: ca. 1996
Location: Sound On Sound, New York City
Label: Zebra

Zachary Breaux (ldr), Zachary Breaux, Ted Dunbar (g, spk), Steve Lukather (g), Renee Rosnes (p), Brian Bromberg, Kenny Davis (b), Lewis Nash (d)

a.     After 2:00 AM On The West Coast  (Zachary Breaux) / arr: Mark Portmann
b.     After 2:00 AM On The East Coast  (Zachary Breaux)
c.     I Love This Life  (Zachary Breaux)
All titles on:      Zebra CD: ZD 44002 — Uptown Groove   (1997)

Ted Dunbar (g) on b-c; (spk) on c; Steve Lukather (g) on a; Brian Bromberg (b) on a; Kenny Davis (b) on b-c; Zachary Breaux (spk) on c.

Date unknown. Additional recording done at Entourage Studios, North Hollywood, CA.

Lewis Nash incorrectly named as "Larry Nash."


Date: ca. 1996
Location: New York City
Label: Touchstone

George Coleman (ts), Ted Dunbar (g), Mervyn Warren (p), Jamil Nasser (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.     [unknown title]  (Composer Unknown)

From the film "The Preacher's Wife," but not included on the soundtrack.