Eddie Higgins Discography 1956 - 2008



Generated on Fri, Jan 9, 2009



Date: Late 1956 or early 1957
Location: Bill Huck's Replica Studio, Des Plains, IL

Paul Severson (ldr), Warren Kime (t), Paul Severson (tb), Hobart Grimes (cl, as, f, pic), Kenny Soderblom (cl, ts, bar, f), Eddie Higgins (p), Mel Schmidt (b), Bobby Tilles (d)

a.There Will Never Be Another You  (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
b.Milo Moots Rides Again  (Warren Kime, Paul T. Severson)
c.Dinah  (Samuel M. Lewis, Harry Akst, Joseph Young)
d.I Can't Give You Anything But Love  (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
e.My One And Only Love  (Guy B. Wood, Robert Mellin)
f.All Of Me  (Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks)
g.Turnabout  (Paul T. Severson)
h.My Rhapsody  (Paul T. Severson, Norman Liest)
i.Nothing But Warren  (Paul T. Severson)
j.Lela #1  (Eddie Higgins)
k.Happy Irishman  (Paul T. Severson, Warren Kime)
l.I'll Be Seeing You  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
All titles on: -     Replica LP 12": 1003 - Jazz By Paul Severson


Date: ca. 1/15/1957
Location: Chicago

Lucy Reed (ldr), Eddie Higgins (a), Kenny Soderblom (cl), John Gray (g), Verne Rammer (b), William Gaeto (d), Lucy Reed (v)

a.Lucky To Be Me - 02:28  (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein)
b.Little Boy Blue - 02:55  (Eugene Field)
c.St. Louis Blues - 03:25  (W. C. Handy)
d.Easy Come, Easy Go - 04:55  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
e.You Don't Know What Love Is - 04:00  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
All titles on: -     Fantasy LP 12": 3243 - This Is Lucy Reed
-     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1943-2 - This Is Lucy Reed


Date: Summer 1957
Location: Bill Huck's Replica Studio, Des Plains, IL

Warren Kime (ldr), Warren Kime (t, v), Eddie Higgins (p), Dave Poskonka (b), Jack Noren (d)

a.Breezin' Along With The Breeze - 03:00  (Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons, Richard A. Whiting)
b.If I Should Lose You - 05:05  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
c.No Love, No Nothin' - 04:10  (Leo Robin, Harry Warren)
d.Don't You Notice Anything - 04:20  (Johnny Lange)
e.You And The Night And The Music - 04:25  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
f.Beware My Heart - 03:45  (Sam Coslow)
g.I Should Care - 04:20  (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston)
h.I Remember You - 04:25  (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger)
All titles on: -     Replica LP 12": 1008 - 2 Of A Kime


Date: September 15, 22 and 29, 1957
Location: Bill Huck's Replica Studio, Des Plains, IL

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Dave Poskonka (b), Jack Noren (d)

a.A Night In Tunisia - 04:32  (John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Jon Hendricks)
b.Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe - 05:00  (E. Y. "Yip" Harburg, Harold Arlen)
c.I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - 04:07  (George Bassman, Ned Washington)
d.Prelude To A Kiss - 06:36  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills)
e.Tangerine - 04:43  (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger)
f.Strike Up The Band - 03:45  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
g.Over The Rainbow - 05:25  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. "Yip" Harburg)
h.I'll Be Loving You - 04:28  (Earl Randolph "Bud" Powell)
i.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - 03:04  (Cole Porter)
j.Spring Is Here - 06:00  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
k.Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - 05:55  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
All titles on: -     Replica LP 12": 1009 - The Ed Higgins Trio
-     P&S Records (Spain) CD: 010 - Eddie Higgins Trio - Prelude To A Kiss



Bill Huck's studio was a converted garage at his home in suburban Chicago, and he had been recording organ music of the type that was played at skating rinks in those days. His organ LP's had been selling well and he was probably making a decent income on the side from his studio. Then he made the mistake of taking the advice of some jazz fans who thought he should get into recording some young, local jazz musicians who needed exposure, and my name came up. After recording this album and several others, he ran out of money and eventually the studio closed. I'm sure he cursed the day he first heard the word "jazz." The trio on this recording was my first at the London House. I began work as the house trio in May 1957 on a two-week contract, with options. This two-week gig lasted twelve years and many personnel changes. E.H.


Date: July 14, 1958
Location: Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago

Eddie South (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), John Gray (g), Eddie South (vn), Johnny Pate (b), Al Duncan (d)

a.Currant Jelly - 03:30  (Johnnie Pate)
     Mercury LP 12": MG 20401 - The Distinguished Violin Of Eddie South
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60070 - The Distinguished Violin Of Eddie South
b.Fiddle Ditty - 02:52  (Johnnie Pate)
     Mercury LP 12": MG 20401 - The Distinguished Violin Of Eddie South
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60070 - The Distinguished Violin Of Eddie South
c.Around The World - 03:33  (Victor Popular Young, Harold Adamson, Stella Unger)
     Mercury LP 12": MG 20401 - The Distinguished Violin Of Eddie South
d.I Hadn't Anyone Till You - 03:35  (Ray Noble)
     Mercury LP 12": MG 20401 - The Distinguished Violin Of Eddie South
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60070 - The Distinguished Violin Of Eddie South
     Verve CD: 528 688 2 - Mercury Records Jazz Story
e.C Jam Blues - 04:25  (Edward Kennedy Ellington)
     Mercury LP 12": MG 20401 - The Distinguished Violin Of Eddie South
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60070 - The Distinguished Violin Of Eddie South
     Philips (Dutch) CD: 5152 714 - Mondrian Jazz
f.1166  (Johnnie Pate)
     unissued
         
 

To avoid any confusion, the song "1166" was recorded the following day with another pianist and is the track that was issued on the Mercury recodings. The version of the song that Eddie recorded was not released.


Eddie South could certainly not be considered a jazz 'trail blazer.' He did play real jazz on an instrument that has never been particularly effective in the jazz idiom, but this, in itself, does not qualify anyone for jazz immortality. What was important about Eddie South was the unquenchable enthusiasm for playing. He lived through four generations of jazz, typified by Armstrong, Goodman, Gillespie and Ornette Coleman, and played his violin throughout this country and Europe. He was a friend of most of the jazz greats dating back to the early 20's, and never grew cynical or disillusioned about the music he loved. I had the good fortune to make this album with Eddie at the tail-end of his career, and getting to know him was one of the most refreshing experiences I've ever had. His excitement and spontaneous enthusiasm were truly infectious, and his playing reflected a genuinely warm personality. E.H.


Date: August 28-29, 1958
Location: Chess Studios, Chicago

Cy Touff (ldr), Cy Touff (btp), Sandy Mosse (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Marty Clausen (d)

a.Soulsville - 03:16  (Al (Alvin Gilbert) Cohn)
b.Cyril's Dream - 03:13  (Al (Alvin Gilbert) Cohn)
c.How Long Has This Been Going On - 03:35  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d.Kissin' Cousins - 03:07  (Ernie Wilkins)
e.Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now - 03:51  (Thomas "Fats" Waller, Andy Razaf)
f.I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart - 03:39  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills, John Redmond, Henry Nemo)
g.The Lamp Is Low - 02:41  (Mitchell Parish, Peter DeRose)
h.Tough Touff - 05:32  (Ernie Wilkins)
All titles on: -     Argo LP 12": LP 641 - Touff Assignment
-     Fresh Sound (Spain) LP 12": 641 - Touff Assignment


Date: October 13, 1958
Location: Chess Studios, Chicago

Sandy Mosse (ldr), Bill McRae (con, a), Sandy Mosse (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), George Palmermo, Carl Racine, Art Tabachnik (vn), Harry Wagman (clo), Harold Kupper (vl), Bob Cranshaw (b), Marty Clausen (d)

a.Speak Low  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
b.Cocoanut Sweet  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. "Yip" Harburg)
c.My Man's Gone Now  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
d.Love Is For The Very Young  (David Raskin)
e.Stella By Starlight  (Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
All titles on: -     Fresh Sound (Spain) LP 12": 639 - Relaxin' With Sandy
-     Argo LP 12": LP639 - Relaxing With Sandy
-     Cadet LP 12": LP784 - Relaxing With Sandy

Sandy Mosse (ldr) on a only. Bill McRae (con) on a only. Bill McRae (a) on a only. Sandy Mosse (ts) on a only. Eddie Higgins (p) on a only. George Palmermo (vn) on a only. Carl Racine (vn) on a only. Art Tabachnik (vn) on a only. Harry Wagman (clo) on a only. Harold Kupper (vl) on a only. Bob Cranshaw (b) on a only. Marty Clausen (d) on a only.


Date: August 9, 1959
Location: Playboy Jazz Festival, Chicago

Coleman Hawkins (ldr), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Walter Perkins (d)

a.Body And Soul - 06:10  (Edward Heyman, Robert B. Sour, John W. "Johnny" Green)
     Playboy LP 12": PB1959-A - Coleman Hawkins Quartet
     Verve LP 12": PR2 - Coleman Hawkins Quartet
     Verve (French) LP 12": 2304537 - Coleman Hawkins Quartet
     Verve LP 12": V/V6-8568 - The Essential Coleman Hawkins
     Jazz Connaisseur (Wales) Cassette: JCC 123 - Coleman Hawkins: Live 1955-60
b.All The Things You Are  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Jazz Connaisseur (Swiss) Cassette: JCC123 - Coleman Hawkins Quartet
     Jazz Connaisseur (Wales) Cassette: JCC 123 - Coleman Hawkins: Live 1955-60
c.Centerpiece  (Jon Hendricks, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Bill Tennyson)
     Jazz Connaisseur (Swiss) Cassette: JCC123 - Coleman Hawkins Quartet
     Jazz Connaisseur (Wales) Cassette: JCC 123 - Coleman Hawkins: Live 1955-60
d.Just You, Just Me  (Jesse Greer, Raymond W. Klages)
All titles on: -     Spotlite (English) LP 12": SPJ137 - Blowin' Up A Breeze
-     Bean (Italy) LP 12": 01 - Coleman Hawkins Quartet
-     Shoestring LP 12": SS107 - Hawk



The stage at the Chicago Stadium was round and divided in half by a high curtain. As one group finished its set, while the audience was still applauding, the stage revolved 180 degrees to reveal the next group, already playing the intro to its first tune. This device eliminated the tear-down and set-up period between groups, but depended on the next group being not only on time, but onstage and ready to play when the stage started to turn. Fifteen minutes prior to our set with Hawkins, my trio awaited his arrival from the airport with considerable nervousness. Finally, with only a few minutes to spare, in he walked, impeccably dressed, with his saxaphone case in one hand and a small airline travel bag in the other. He sat down at a table, opened the bag and took out a pint of whiskey, had a generous swig, and gave me a noncommital stare. I sat down and introduced myself and asked if there was anything in particular he wanted to play, given the fact that our set was about to start. He shrugged his shoulders, grunted and took another swig. At that point I decided to take matters into my own hands. I quickly suggested several tunes. His reaction was to shrug, grunt and swig. Then it was time to take our places on the stage. I got the signal to start the intro, looked at Hawk for a tempo, but he was busy putting his horn together, so I went into the famous Bird intro to 'All The Things You Are' and we were off and running. There were 19,000 people in the audience that afternoon, not much by today's rock 'n roll standards, but still the largest of my career. I remember getting goosebumps when about 10,000 of them applauded my solo on 'Body and Soul.' When our set was over, the stage revolved and we were again out of sight of the audience. Hawk packed up his horn, walked right by us and out the door. He never said a word, but I'll never forget how magnificently he played, and what a thrill it was to accompany him. E.H.


Date: Late 1959 or early 1960
Location: Lincoln High School Gym, Highland Park, IL

Warren Kime (ldr), Bill Handley, Don Jacoby, Warren Kime, Frank "Porky" Panico, Ray Sassati (t), Eddie Higgins (p), Fred Rundquist (g), Dave Poskonka (b), Jack Noren (d)

a.The Song Is You  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b.Warren's Blues  (Paul T. Severson)
c.You Took Advantage Of Me  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d.You And The Night And The Music  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
e.Like How  (Frank Panico)
f.Holiday For Trumpets  (Paul T. Severson)
g.Porky's Ballad  (Frank Panico)
h.Where To  (Frank Panico)
i.April And The Winds  (Paul T. Severson, Warren Kime)
j.I Remember You  (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger)
All titles on: -     Halifax Productions LP 12": HFLP 310 - Holiday For Five Trumpets And Percussion

The song "April And The Winds" is incorrectly titled on the album as "April In The Winds."


Date: June 1960
Location: Chess Studios, Chicago

Don Goldie (ldr), Don Goldie (t), Eddie Higgins (p), Fred Rundquist (g), Richard Evans (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a.Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans - 02:40  (Louis Alter, Edgar DeLange)
b.I'll Be Around - 02:58  (Alec Wilder)
c.Soon - 03:02  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d.Hand Me Down My Walking Blues - 02:22  (Donald E. Goldie)
e.Someday You'll Be Sorry - 03:29  (Louis Armstrong)
f.The Toy Trumpet - 03:17  (Sidney D. Mitchell, Raymond Scott, Lew Pollack)
g.'Tis Autumn - 04:00  (Henry Nemo)
h.They Didn't Believe Me - 03:49  (Jerome Kern, Anne Caldwell)
i.Look For The Silver Lining - 02:54  (Jerome Kern, Buddy G. DeSylva)
j.Struttin' With Some Barbecue - 03:35  (Lillian Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye)
All titles on: -     Argo LP 12": LP4010 - Brilliant! The Trumpet Of Don Goldie

This session date is in dispute, as most discographic references suggest that the session date was June 1960, although the album liner notes state January 1961. The sequence of the Chess matrix numbers in this session compared to the matrix sequence of other performers, prior to and after the Goldie session, suggests that June 1960 may indeed be the correct session date and the January 1961 date was the mastering date prior to the release.


Date: August 23-25, 1960
Location: Chess Studios, Chicago

Al Grey (ldr), Joe Newman (t), Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Billy Mitchell (ts), Charlie Fowlkes (bar), Eddie Higgins (p), Freddie Green (g), Ed Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d)

a.When I Fall In Love - 02:32  (Edward Heyman, Victor Popular Young)
b.Don't Cry Baby - 02:24  (James P. Johnson, Stella Unger, Saul Bernice)
c.Al-amo - 05:25  (Thad Jones)
d.Rompin' - 04:00  (Frank Foster)
     Argo 45: 5392 - Rompin'
e.King Bee - 06:14  (Albert Thornton "Al" Grey)
     Argo 45: 5392 - King Bee
     Argo 45: ALPS-1 - King Bee
f.Salty Papa - 05:50  (Albert Thornton "Al" Grey)
g.Stranded - 05:30  (Frank Foster)
All titles on: -     Argo LP 12": (S) LP677 - The Thinking Man's Trombone
-     Pye (English) LP 12": NJL31 - The Thinking Man's Trombone
-     Vogue (French) CD: 655017 - Al Grey And The Basie Wing

One night between sets at the London House, I got a call from Jack Tracy, a writer for Down Beat magazine and A&R man for Argo Records, a small Chicago jazz label. He asked, "Eddie. What are doing tomorrow afternoon?" I replied, "Nothing special. Why?" "I've got a record date for you at Chess Studios." "OK, Jack. What time?" "Eddie! Don't you want to know who's on the date?" "If you're that excited, I'm sure I'll enjoy it, Jack. What time?" "Damn, Eddie! You're no fun at all! It's Al Grey and a bunch of guys from the Basie band!" "OK, Jack," now definitely pulling his leg. "What time?" Needless to say, I was plenty excited when I walked into the studio the next day. I got a somewhat cool reception (not surprising considering the fact that they were world-class jazz musicians with the world famous Basie band and they had never heard of me). After the first tune, the atmosphere warmed up considerably and it turned out to be one of the most memorable studio sessions I've ever done. In subsequent years I worked a lot with Al Grey and he always used to say that it was my piano intro on "Salty Papa" that made it a "hit" (it did get considerable play when the LP was released). E.H.


Date: October 14, 1960
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Lee Morgan (ldr), Lee Morgan (t), Clifford Jordan (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Art Davis (b), Art Blakey (d)

a.Expoobident - 05:09  (Eddie Higgins)
b.Triple Track - 05:10  (Lee Morgan)
c.Fire - 05:04  (Wayne Shorter)
d.Just In Time - 05:43  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
e.Expoobident - 05:00  (Eddie Higgins)
     Tradition EP: 2079 - Expoobident
     America (French) EP: 30AM-6087 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP-3015 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": E-4000 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS2508 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": RJL-6021 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": JC-5 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": YXP-77JY - Expoobident
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS-2074 - Expoobident
     Trip LP 12": TXL 5003 - Expoobident
     Joy (E) and (S) LP 12": 184 - Expoobident
f.Fire - 04:49  (Wayne Shorter)
     Tradition EP: 2079 - Expoobident
     America (French) EP: 30AM-6087 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP-3015 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": E-4000 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS2508 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": RJL-6021 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": JC-5 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": YXP-77JY - Expoobident
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS-2074 - Expoobident
     Trip LP 12": TXL 5003 - Expoobident
     Joy (E) and (S) LP 12": 184 - Expoobident
g.Just In Time - 03:31  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP-3015 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS2508 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": RJL-6021 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": JC-5 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": YXP-77JY - Expoobident
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS-2074 - Expoobident
     Trip LP 12": TXL 5003 - Expoobident
h.Triple Track - 05:00  (Lee Morgan)
     Jazz Box (Sweden) EP: JLEP114 - Triple Track
     Jazz Box (Sweden) EP: JLEP141 - Triple Track
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP-3015 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS2508 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": RJL-6021 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": JC-5 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": YXP-77JY - Expoobident
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS-2074 - Expoobident
     Trip LP 12": TXL 5003 - Expoobident
i.Easy Living - 05:56  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP-3015 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS2508 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": RJL-6021 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": JC-5 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": YXP-77JY - Expoobident
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS-2074 - Expoobident
     Trip LP 12": TXL 5003 - Expoobident
j.The Hearing - 03:35  (Clifford L. Jordan, Jr)
     Jazz Box (Sweden) EP: JLEP114 - Triple Track
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP-3015 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": E-4000 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS2508 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": RJL-6021 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": JC-5 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": YXP-77JY - Expoobident
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS-2074 - Expoobident
     Trip LP 12": TXL 5003 - Expoobident
     Joy (E) and (S) LP 12": 184 - Expoobident
k.Lost And Found - 03:32  (Clifford L. Jordan, Jr)
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP-3015 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS2508 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": RJL-6021 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": JC-5 - Expoobident
     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": YXP-77JY - Expoobident
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS-2074 - Expoobident
     Trip LP 12": TXL 5003 - Expoobident
All titles on: -     Vee Jay (Japan) LP 12": 22YB-2006 - Expoobident
-     Affinity (English) LP 12": AFF134 - Expoobident
-     Mosaic CD: MD6-202 - The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan-Wayne Shorter Sessions
-     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: 32YD-1006 - Expoobident
-     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1013 - Expoobident
-     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-2008 - Expoobident
-     Affinity (English) CD: AFF762 - Expoobident
-     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-901 - Expoobident
-     Koch Jazz CD: KOC2-8556 - Expoobident
-     Charly (Germany) CD: LECD-00039 - Expoobident

Omit Clifford Jordan (ts) on i.



In the fall of 1960 I made two albums for Vee-Jay Records, a black-owned Chicago label. The first was with Lee Morgan, Clifford Jordan, Art Davis and Art Blakey, and I composed the title tune. The second was my own date: half a quintet with Frank Foster, Paul Serrano and my current London House trio of Jim Atlas and Marshall Thompson; the other half a trio date with Richard Evans replacing Atlas on bass. The Lee Morgan date was important for two reasons: it kind of put me on the map in the jazz world, and it resulted in an offer from Art Blakey to join the Jazz Messangers. I turned down the offer, but that's a longer story. E.H.


Date: November 14, 1960
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Richard Evans (b), Marshall Thompson (d)

a.Falling In Love With Love - 02:20  (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)
     unissued
b.Blues For Big Scotia - 02:45  (Oscar Emmanuel Peterson)
     unissued
c.Satin Doll - 03:53  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, William Thomas Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer)
     unissued
d.How Long Has This Been Going On - 05:10  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: 32YD1017 - Eddie Higgins: The Eddie Higgins Trio
e.Little Girl Blue - 03:35  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: 32YD1017 - Eddie Higgins: The Eddie Higgins Trio
         
 

Omit Eddie Higgins (ldr) on a. Omit Eddie Higgins (p) on a. Omit Richard Evans (b) on a. Omit Marshall Thompson (d) on a.


Date: November 18, 1960
Location: Universal Recording , Chicago

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (a, p), Paul Serrano (t), Frank Foster (ts), Jim Atlas (b), Marshall Thompson (d)

a.Zarac, The Evil One - 02:45  (Eddie Higgins)
     Vee Jay 45: 404
b.Zarac, The Evil One - 05:13  (Eddie Higgins)
     P-Vine LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Eddie Higgins
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP 3017 - Eddie Higgins: The Eddie Higgins Trio
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-7173 - Eddie Higgins
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: 32YD1017 - Eddie Higgins: The Eddie Higgins Trio
c.You Leave Me Breathless - 04:24  (Frederick Hollander, Ralph Freed)
     P-Vine LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Eddie Higgins
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP 3017 - Eddie Higgins: The Eddie Higgins Trio
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-7173 - Eddie Higgins
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: 32YD1017 - Eddie Higgins: The Eddie Higgins Trio
d.Foot's Bag - 07:10  (Eddie Higgins)
     P-Vine LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Eddie Higgins
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP 3017 - Eddie Higgins: The Eddie Higgins Trio
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-7173 - Eddie Higgins
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: 32YD1017 - Eddie Higgins: The Eddie Higgins Trio
         
 

Omit Eddie Higgins (ldr) on a. Omit Eddie Higgins (a) on a. Omit Paul Serrano (t) on a. Omit Frank Foster (ts) on a. Omit Eddie Higgins (p) on a. Omit Jim Atlas (b) on a. Omit Marshall Thompson (d) on a.



These Vee-Jay dates with my trios resulted in my second album as a leader and contain my all-time favorite solo ("You Leave Me Breathless"). They also produced an amusing anecdote. Sid McCoy was the A&R man for Vee-Jay, but he was also the most popular black dj on Chicago radio at the time, and a big fan of mine (which explains what I was doing on a black label with a roster of 99% black artists!). For the cover photo, Don Bronstein (a Playboy magazine photographer who did many of the centerfolds) took me downtown to the Lyon & Healy piano department and took a beautiful color shot of me looking through a piano, with the late afternoon sunlight creating a rich panoply of browns and golds. It's still one of my favorite pictures of myself. Anyway, as a result of Sid's enthusiastic airplay, a lot of black jazz fans were showing up at South Side record stores asking for my album. When they saw the cover, a lot of them would say, "Ummm....I don't think so....what else you got?" When the word got back to Vee-Jay that a lot of sales were being lost because of the cover, I got a call from Ewert Abner, the VP of the label. "Great album, Eddie, but next time I'm putting a gorgeous black girl on the cover!" E.H.


Date: April 14, 1961
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Bill Henderson (ldr), Riley Hampton (a), Paul Serrano, Sonny Turner (t), John Avant (tb), Cliff Davis, Eddie Harris (ts), McKinley Easton (bar), Eddie Higgins (p), Joe Diorio (g), Rail Wilson (b), Al Duncan (d), Bill Henderson (v)

a.Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive - 03:18  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
b.Yes Indeed - 03:33  (Sy Oliver)
Both titles on: -     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS3055 - Please Send Me Someone To Love
-     Vee Jay CD: NVJ2-912 - Bill Henderson: His Complete Vee Jay Recordings, Vol. 2
-     Koch Jazz CD: 8572 - Bill Henderson: His Complete Vee Jay Recordings, Vol. 2


Date: April 25, 1961
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Bill Henderson (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Richard Evans (b), Marshall Thompson (d), Bill Henderson (v)

a.Yes Indeed - 02:27  (Sy Oliver)
     unissued
b.Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive - 02:40  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
     unissued
c.Sweet Georgia Brown - 02:42  (Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP1031 - Bill Henderson
     Vee Jay CD: NVJ2-912 - Bill Henderson: His Complete Vee Jay Recordings, Vol. 2
     Koch Jazz CD: 8572 - Bill Henderson: His Complete Vee Jay Recordings, Vol. 2
d.Am I Blue - 02:52  (Grant Clarke, Harry Akst)
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP1031 - Bill Henderson
     Vee Jay CD: NVJ2-912 - Bill Henderson: His Complete Vee Jay Recordings, Vol. 2
     Koch Jazz CD: 8572 - Bill Henderson: His Complete Vee Jay Recordings, Vol. 2
         
 

Omit Bill Henderson (ldr) on a, b. Omit Eddie Higgins (p) on a, b. Omit Richard Evans (b) on a, b. Omit Marshall Thompson (d) on a, b. Omit Bill Henderson (v) on a, b.


Date: June 6, 1961
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Richard Evans (b), Marshall Thompson (d)

a.Ab's Blues - 02:29  (Eddie Higgins)
     Vee Jay 45: 404
b.Blues For Big Scotia - 04:01  (Oscar Emmanuel Peterson)
c.Satin Doll - 04:20  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, William Thomas Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer)
d.Falling In Love With Love - 04:34  (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)
All titles on: -     P-Vine LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Eddie Higgins
-     Vee Jay LP 12": VJLP 3017 - Eddie Higgins: The Eddie Higgins Trio
-     Collectables CD: COL-CD-7173 - Eddie Higgins
-     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: 32YD1017 - Eddie Higgins: The Eddie Higgins Trio

Eddie Higgins (ldr) on a only. Eddie Higgins (p) on a only. Richard Evans (b) on a only. Marshall Thompson (d) on a only.


Date: November 2, 1961
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Wayne Shorter (ldr), Freddie Hubbard (t), Wayne Shorter (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Jymie Merritt (b), Marshall Thompson (d)

a.Manha De Carnaval (From "Black Orpheus" Film) - 04:39  (Luiz Floriano Bonfa, Vinicius De Moraes, Luiz Creatore, Hugo E. Peretti, George David Weiss)
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1003 - Alternate Takes Of Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 32 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
b.Manha De Carnaval (From "Black Orpheus" Film) - 04:35  (Luiz Floriano Bonfa, Vinicius De Moraes, Luiz Creatore, Hugo E. Peretti, George David Weiss)
     Trip LP 12": TLX-5009 - Shorter Moments
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS2-2075 - Wayne Shorter
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS-3029 - Wayning Moments
     Affinity (English) LP 12": 126 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 126 - The Vee-Jay Years
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 32 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
c.Dead End - 04:38  (Wayne Shorter)
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1003 - Alternate Takes Of Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
d.Dead End - 05:10  (Wayne Shorter)
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
e.Dead End - 04:34  (Wayne Shorter)
     Trip LP 12": TLX-5009 - Shorter Moments
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS2-2075 - Wayne Shorter
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS-3029 - Wayning Moments
     Affinity (English) LP 12": 126 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
f.All Or Nothing At All - 02:59  (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence)
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1003 - Alternate Takes Of Wayning Moments
g.All Or Nothing At All - 02:57  (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence)
     Trip LP 12": TLX-5009 - Shorter Moments
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS2-2075 - Wayne Shorter
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS-3029 - Wayning Moments
     Affinity (English) LP 12": 126 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
h.Callaway Went That-A-Way - 03:57  (Wayne Shorter)
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1003 - Alternate Takes Of Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
i.Callaway Went That-A-Way - 04:51  (Wayne Shorter)
     Trip LP 12": TLX-5009 - Shorter Moments
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS2-2075 - Wayne Shorter
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS-3029 - Wayning Moments
     Affinity (English) LP 12": 126 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD6-202 - The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan-Wayne Shorter Sessions

Omit Freddie Hubbard (t) on f, g.

Freddie Hubbard does not play on "All Or Nothing At All."


A year after my first Vee-Jay album, I was back in the studio doing another Vee-Jay date, this time with Wayne, Freddy Hubbard, Jymie Merritt on bass and Marshall Thompson. Again, I composed the title tune. This turned out to be my last album for Vee-Jay, but it (along with "Expoobident") has been the most widely heard of all the recordings I've been on. I'm still getting ASCAP royalties on those two tunes!" E.H.


Date: November 6, 1961
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Wayne Shorter (ldr), Freddie Hubbard (t), Wayne Shorter (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Jymie Merritt (b), Marshall Thompson (d)

a.Wayning Moments - 06:17  (Eddie Higgins)
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS2-2075 - Wayne Shorter
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS-3029 - Wayning Moments
     Affinity (English) LP 12": 126 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1003 - Alternate Takes Of Wayning Moments
b.Wayning Moments - 04:20  (Eddie Higgins)
     Trip LP 12": TLX-5009 - Shorter Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
c.Wayning Moments - 04:19  (Eddie Higgins)
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
d.Moon Of Manakoora - 04:46  (Frank Loesser, Alfred Newman)
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1003 - Alternate Takes Of Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 32 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
e.Moon Of Manakoora - 03:43  (Frank Loesser, Alfred Newman)
     Trip LP 12": TLX-5009 - Shorter Moments
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS2-2075 - Wayne Shorter
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS-3029 - Wayning Moments
     Affinity (English) LP 12": 126 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 126 - The Vee-Jay Years
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 32 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
f.Powder Keg - 03:36  (Wayne Shorter)
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1003 - Alternate Takes Of Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 32 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
g.Powder Keg - 03:12  (Wayne Shorter)
     Trip LP 12": TLX-5009 - Shorter Moments
     GNP Crescendo LP 12": GNPS2-2075 - Wayne Shorter
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS-3029 - Wayning Moments
     Affinity (English) LP 12": 126 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 126 - The Vee-Jay Years
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 32 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
h.Devil's Island - 03:56  (Wayne Shorter)
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1003 - Alternate Takes Of Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 32 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
i.Devil's Island - 03:57  (Wayne Shorter)
     Trip LP 12": TLX-5009 - Shorter Moments
     Vee Jay LP 12": VJS-3029 - Wayning Moments
     Affinity (English) LP 12": 126 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 126 - The Vee-Jay Years
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: FHCY-1015 - Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay CD: SBCD-2009 - Wayning Moments
     Koch Jazz CD: 8549 - Wayning Moments
     Charly (English) CD: 32 - Wayning Moments
     Vee Jay (Japan) CD: NVJ2-900 - Wayning Moments Plus
All titles on: -     Mosaic CD: MD6-202 - The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan-Wayne Shorter Sessions


Date: January 10-11, 1963
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Bobby Gordon (ldr), Joseph Darmanin (con, a), Bobby Gordon (cl), Eddie Higgins (p), Unknown (vib, str), Ray Biondi (g), Adele Girard Marsala (hrp), Cleveland Eaton (b), Marshall Thompson (d)

a.You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - 02:20  (Larry Stock, Russ Morgan, James Cavanaugh)
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
b.I Can't Give You Anything But Love - 02:45  (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
     Decca 45: 25598
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
c.You're Not The One And Only Lonely (aka Lonely One) - 02:59  (Harry M. Woods, Joe Marsala)
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
d.Singin' The Blues - 03:35  (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
e.After You've Gone - 02:47  (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
f.All Alone - 02:28  (Irving Berlin)
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
g.I Get The Blues When It Rains - 02:46  (Marcy Klauber, Harry Stoddard)
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
h.I Cried For You - 02:44  (Gus Arnheim, Abe Lymen, Arthur Freed)
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
i.I'll Be Seeing You - 02:39  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
j.Rememb'ring - 02:50  (Vivian Duncan, Rosita Duncan)
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
k.I Must Be Dreaming - 03:07  (Joe Marsala, Adele Girard)
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
l.Bobby's Blues - 03:25  (Bobby Gordon)
     Decca 45: 25598
     Decca LP 12": DL-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
     Decca LP 12": DL7-4394 - Warm And Sentimental
m.What Kind Of Fool Am I  (Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse)
     unissued
         
 

Omit Bobby Gordon (ldr) on m. Omit Joseph Darmanin (con) on m. Omit Joseph Darmanin (a) on m. Omit Bobby Gordon (cl) on m. Omit Eddie Higgins (p) on m. Omit Unknown (vib) on m. Omit Ray Biondi (g) on m. Omit Adele Girard Marsala (hrp) on m. Omit Unknown (str) on m. Omit Cleveland Eaton (b) on m. Omit Marshall Thompson (d) on m.

Most discographies indicate that the Bobby Gordon sessions were recorded January 10 and 11, 1963. Although Higgins cannot offer different dates, he disputes the January 10-11 dates saying that he was on the road with Jack Teagarden at the time. Gordon himself recalls the sessions as occurring in 1962. This seems likely as the sessions were not initially recorded for Decca, but were sold to Decca perhaps 6 months later and then issued by Decca in early 1963. Gordon recalls the unknown vibist only as a Chicagoan who doubled on vibes and drums.


Date: March 8, 1963
Location: Beach Club Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Jack Teagarden (ldr), Bobby Lewis (t), Jack Teagarden (tb, v), Henry Cuesta (cl), Eddie Higgins (p), Maynard "Pappy" Gamble (b), Barrett Deems (d)

a.Dixieland One Step  (Joe Jordan, James D. La Rocca, J. Russell Robinson)
b.St. James Infirmary  (Joe Primrose)
c.A Hundred Years From Today  (Victor Popular Young, Ned Washington, Joseph Young)
d.I Got Rhythm  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
e.On The Sunny Side Of The Street  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
f.Love Me  (Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
g.Aunt Hagar's Blues  (W. C. Handy)
h.New Orleans  (Hoagy Carmichael)
i.Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans  (Louis Alter, Edgar DeLange)
j.Riverboat Shuffle  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
All titles on: -     Fanfare Records LP 12": LP 32-132 - Jack Teagarden Sextet In Person At The Beach Club Hotel

Jack Teagarden (v) on b, c, f only.



From September 1962 until March 1963 I was on the road with Jack Teagarden, traveling throughout the eastern half of the USA. We did gigs in as far north as Milwaukee, as far east as Camden, NJ, as far west as Las Cruces, NM and ended in Ft. Lauderdale at the height of the season. One night, a local fan came in and set up a home tape recorder on a table right in front of the bandstand. He had a little ceramic microphone, suitable for amateur use, and asked Jack if he could record our set, promising to send us copies. Sure enough, a few months later I received a package of a couple of reel-to-reel tapes. I put them on, not expecting much, and got even less. The sound was horrible, with terrible distortion, flutter and wow. Since the mike was placed right in front of Jack, the front line and the piano came through fairly well, but the bass was inaudible and the drums were a far-away roar. The total effect was somewhat akin to listening to music through the distant end of a drainpipe. I thought to myself, "Well, I guess it's nice to have some evidence that I played with Jack, but this will definitely never come out on a record!" WRONG!! Somehow, a copy of the tape found its way into the hands of Ed Burke, a fervent jazz fan from South Florida who issues LP's of mostly big band air checks and private tapes on his Fanfare label, and so it came out after all. E.H.


Date: July 17, 1964
Location: Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago

Gene Shaw (ldr), Gene Shaw (t), Kenny Soderblom (f, bsf), Eddie Higgins (p), Richard Evans (b), Vernel Fournier (d), Marshall Thompson (d, cng)

a.Ain't That Soul - 05:31  (Richard Evans)
     Argo (English) CD: ARC-508 - The Heatin' System: Essential Argo/Cadet
     Argo (Italy) CD: ARC -508 - The Heatin' System: Essential Argo/Cadet
b.Soulero - 03:36  (Richard Evans)
c.Days Of Wine And Roses - 03:50  (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
d.Samba Nova - 03:16  (Richard Evans)
All titles on: -     Argo LP 12": LP-743 - Carnival Sketches
-     Argo LP 12": LPS-743 - Carnival Sketches
-     Argo (Japan) CD: MVCJ-19188 - Carnival Sketches

Omit Kenny Soderblom (f) on c. Omit Kenny Soderblom (bsf) on c. Omit Vernel Fournier (d) on c. Omit Marshall Thompson (d) on a, d. Omit Marshall Thompson (cng) on c, d.

The album was recorded May 11, 1964 and July 17, 1964. Higgins appears on all four selections on the second side of the album and those tracks were all recorded on the July 17 date. Marshall Thompson plays conga on the first two tracks; Kenny Soderblom does not play on "Days Of Wine And Roses."


Date: August 18, 1964
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Jan Scobey (ldr), Dick Oakley (c), Jim Beebe (tb), Jug Berger (cl), Eddie Higgins (p), Jimmy Johnson (b), Bob Cousins (d), Jan Scobey (v)

a.Rhythm Saved The World  (Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
b.Varsity Drag  (Ray Henderson, Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
c.Birth Of The Blues  (Ray Henderson, Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
d.Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home  (Hughie Cannon)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
e.Cottonfields  (Unknown)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
f.Row, Row, Row  (William Jerome, James V. Monaco)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
g.Alexander's Ragtime Band  (Irving Berlin)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
h.Doctor Jazz  (Joseph "King" Oliver, Walter Melrose)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
i.A Good Man Is Hard To Find  (Eddie Green)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
j.Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jerico  (Traditional)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
k.Ain't Misbehavin'  (Thomas "Fats" Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
l.Runnin' Wild  (Joseph W. Grey, Arthur Harrington Gibbs, Leo Wood)
     Jansco LP 12": JLP(S) 5118 - Jan Scobey
m.Grandfather's Clock  (Mitchell G. Chakour)
     Jansco 45: 6105 - Jan Scobey
n.Bourbon St. Parade  (Paul Barbarin)
     Jansco 45: 6105 - Jan Scobey
         
 


Date: August 25, 1965
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Richard Evans (a, b), Eddie Higgins (p), Marshall Thompson (d)

a.Tango Africaine - 04:57  (Eddie Higgins)
b.Love Letters - 04:46  (Edward Heyman, Victor Popular Young)
c.Shelley's World - 03:55  (Eddie Higgins)
d.Soulero - 05:13  (Richard Evans)
     Atlantic 45: 5059 - Soulero
e.Mr. Evans - 03:18  (Richard Evans)
f.Django - 05:34  (John Lewis)
g.Beautiful Dreamer - 04:41  (Stephen Foster)
     Atlantic 45: 5059 - Soulero
h.Makin' Whoopee - 07:12  (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
All titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": LP (SD) 1446 - Soulero
-     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6618 - Soulero/Laws' Cause

Richard Evans (a) on g only.



During my twelve years as the house trio at the London, I went through several changes in my bass and drums personnel, but the group that lasted the longest was Richard Evans on bass (now a long-time member of the Berklee faculty in Boston), and the late Marshall Thompson on drums. We developed an extensive repertoire and Richard played a major role in writing original tunes and providing some of our best arrangements. On this date for Atlantic, he contributed "Soulero," "Mr. Evans" and the arrangement of "Beautiful Dreamer." E.H.


Date: November 1965
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Sergio Mendes (ldr), Sergio Mendes (p), Eddie Higgins (vib), Unknown (g), Sebastiao Neto (b), Edison Machado (d)

a.How Insensitive (Insensatez)  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
     Philips (Dutch) LP 12": PHM 600-263 - Quiet Nights
     Philips (Dutch) LP 12": PHS 600-263 - Quiet Nights
         
 

Higgins was working in the recording booth at this session. Dave Pike had been playing vibes during the session but was unfamiliar with the melody for "Insensatez." The group was running out of studio time, so Higgins started the tape and ran out into the studio and played vibes on this one track. The group was Sergio Mendes' Brasil '65. Another track in the album, "Abraco a Sergio," was composed by Higgins and played by Mendes. Originally intended for background music for the Seeburg Co., Mendes was upset that the the music was later released as an album.


Date: July 18, 1966
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Richard Evans (b), Marshall Thompson (d)

a.Call Me  (Tony Hatch)
b.Norwegian Wood  (Paul McCartney, John Lennon)
c.What Can I Do  (Richard Evans)
All titles unissued 


Date: August 12, 1966
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Richard Evans (con, a), Unknown (orc), Eddie Higgins (p), Sol A. Bobrov (vn)

a.Alfie - 02:33  (Burt F. Bacharach, Hal David)
     Atlantic 45: 2356 - Eddie Higgins With The Richard Evans Orchestra
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 8136 - The Piano Of Eddie Higgins With The Richard Evans Orchestra
b.You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 02:33  (Giuseppe Donagio, Simon Napier-Bell, Vito Pallavicini, Vicki Wickham)
     Atlantic 45: 2356 - Eddie Higgins With The Richard Evans Orchestra
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 8136 - The Piano Of Eddie Higgins With The Richard Evans Orchestra
c.Midnight Sulker  (Richard Evans)
     unissued
         
 



Just about every jazz musician I've ever known cherishes a secret ambition to make an album with strings, or some large, orchestral setting. My chance came in the summer of 1966 and Richard Evans did 9 of the 12 arrangements for a studio orchestra comprised of some of Chicago's finest brass, woodwind and string players. I arranged "I Live To Love" and composed and arranged "Miko-san" - Richard did the rest. The results were on the commercial side, but I was happy: I had my "strings" album! E.H.


Date: August 13, 1966
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Richard Evans (con, a), Eddie Higgins (a, p), Unknown (orc)

a.I Live To Love You - 03:22  (Oscar Castro-Neves, Ray Gilbert, Luvercy Fiorini)
b.Michelle - 02:38  (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
c.What Is A Woman - 02:40  (Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt)
     Atlantic 45: 2374 - What Is A Woman
d.The Shadow Of Your Smile - 02:36  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
e.What Now My Love - 02:42  (Gilbert Becaud, Carl Sigman)
f.Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme) - 02:44  (Maurice Jarre, Paul Francis Webster)
g.A Time For Love - 02:32  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
h.Miko-San - 02:08  (Eddie Higgins)
i.Sunny - 03:10  (Bobby Hebb)
j.A Taste Of Honey - 02:27  (Ric Marlow, Robert William Scott)
All titles on: -     Atlantic LP 12": SD 8136 - The Piano Of Eddie Higgins With The Richard Evans Orchestra

Omit Richard Evans (a) on a, g, h. Eddie Higgins (a) on a, g, h only.


Date: January 1967
Location: Great Lakes Recording, Benton Harbor, MI

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Richard Evans (b), Marshall Thompson (d)

a.Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - 05:11  (Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman)
     Tower 45: 465
b.Doll On A Music Box - 02:56  (Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman)
     Tower 45: 465
c.Lovely Lonely Man - 04:47  (Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman)
d.Hushabye Mountain I - 03:26  (Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman)
e.Chu Chi Face - 02:08  (Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman)
f.You Too - 04:57  (Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman)
g.Fun Fair - 03:38  (Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman)
h.Hushabye Mountain II - 04:05  (Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman)
All titles on: -     Tower LP 12": ST 5158 - Music From Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The 45 rpm release of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang most likely was edited down from the original 5:11 minutes.


Date: October 19, 1967
Location: Castle Recording Studios, Lake Geneva, WI

Dave Remington (ldr), Dick Ruedebush (t), Dave Remington (tb), Chuck Hedges (cl), Eddie Higgins (p), Johnny Porrazzo (g), Joe Levinson (b), Bob Cousins (d)

a.Tenderly  (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence)
b.Night Pastor Blues  (Robert Owen)
c.Squeeze Me  (Thomas "Fats" Waller, Clarence Williams)
d.I Can't Get Started  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
e.Bourbon St. Parade  (Paul Barbarin)
f.Fidgety Feet  (Eddie Edwards, Nick La Rocca, Tony Spargo, Larry Shields)
g.Back Home Again In Indiana  (James Hanley, Ballard MacDonald)
h.Just A Closer Walk With Thee  (Traditional)
All titles on: -     Claremont LP 12": CLPS672 - Music To Lure Pigeons By

This recording was done under the auspices of Rev. Robert H. Owen as a (uncompensated) fund raiser for his Rush Street ministry in Chicago. Fr. Owen plays piano on two tracks in the album ("The Pearls" and "Darktown Strutters Ball") and turns the piano duties over to Higgins for the remainder of the album.


"Fidgety Feet" is an old Dixieland warhorse from the 20's and still gets a lot of play at Traditional Jazz festivals. It was the first tune we tried at this session and the first take was so astounding that, when it was over, we stood around grinning and shaking our heads in disbelief. Finally, Dave Remington, the strawboss leader on that date, yelled at the engineer in the booth, "That's a keeper!" and we went on with the session. To this day, every time I listen to it I tap my feet and smile and remember how exhilerated we were on that day in Lake Geneva. Voila! E.H.


Date: Probably April or May 1969
Location: db Studios, Chicago

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (key, p, syn, ehp, elo, clv), Denny Roche (eb), Morris Jennings (d), Phil Thomas (cng)

a.Aquarius - 02:59  (James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Arthur Terence Galt MacDermot)
b.Oh Happy Day - 03:27  (Edwin R. Hawkins)
c.Hey Jude - 04:30  (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
d.From Both Sides, Now - 02:51  (Joni Mitchell)
e.Grazing In The Grass - 02:30  (Philemon Hou, Harry J. Elston)
f.Feelin' Alright - 03:20  (David Mason)
g.Penny Lane - 02:54  (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
h.Atlantis - 03:36  (Donovan Phillips Leitch)
i.Rock Me - 02:55  (John Kay)
j.Windmills Of Your Mind - 02:31  (Michel Jean LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
All titles on: -     Limelight LP 12": LS 86070 - Moog Groove

Rhythm tracks recorded at Universal Recording (Chicago); moog synthesizer and other electronic effects recorded at db Studios. Higgins only recalls that the first two Electronic Concept Orchestra albums ("Moog Groove" and "Electric Love") were recorded in 1969, less than six months apart from each other, and the third album ("Cinemoog") was recorded early in 1970. All three albums were produced by Robin McBride.


Date: Probably September or October 1969
Location: db Studios, Chicago

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Bob Schiff (a), Eddie Higgins (key, syn), Phil Upchurch (g), Sol A. Bobrov, David Chausow, Joseph Golan, Elliot Golob, Samuel Magad, Fred Spector, Gary Warvtian, Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky (vn), Philip Blum, Leonard Chausow, Roger Malitz (clo), Arthur Ahlman, Harold Kupper (vl), Morris Jennings (d)

a.Goin' Out Of My Head - 04:05  (Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein)
b.The Look Of Love - 02:30  (Burt F. Bacharach, Hal David)
c.Je T'aime Moi Non Plus - 02:05  (Serge Gainsbourg)
d.Misty - 03:25  (Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
e.Love Theme From "Romeo And Juliet" - 02:48  (Nino Rinaldi Rota)
f.Like A Lover - 03:13  (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Dorival Tostes Caymmi, Nelson Motta)
g.Wichita Lineman - 03:15  (Jimmy L. Webb)
h.I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - 02:52  (Jerry Ross, Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff)
i.Stella By Starlight - 03:45  (Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
j.Love Is Blue - 03:19  (Andre Charles Popp, Louis Pierre Lamaire, Andre Bryan Blackburn)
k.This Guy's In Love With You - 04:52  (Burt F. Bacharach, Hal David)
All titles on: -     Limelight LP 12": LS 86072 - Electric Love

Strings and rhythm were recorded at Universal Recording (Chicago); Bob Schiff arranged the strings. Moog synthesizer and other electronic effects were recorded at db Studios.


Date: Probably January or February 1970
Location: db Studios, Chicago

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Bob Schiff (a, key), Eddie Higgins (p, syn), Sol A. Bobrov, David Chausow, Joseph Golan, Elliot Golob, Samuel Magad, Fred Spector, Gary Warvtian, Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky (vn), Philip Blum, Leonard Chausow, Roger Malitz (clo), Arthur Ahlman, Harold Kupper (vl), Phil Upchurch (eb), Morris Jennings (d)

a.Midnight Cowboy - 03:57  (John Barry)
b.Come Saturday Morning - 02:35  (Fred Karlin, Dory Langdon Previn)
c.Recuerdos - 02:24  (Lalo Schifrin)
d.Maybe Tomorrow - 02:36  (Quincy Delight Jones, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
e.Theme From Z - 03:01  (Herbert Martin, Mikis Michel Theodorakis)
f.Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - 02:42  (Burt F. Bacharach, Hal David)
g.Justine - 02:58  (Jerrald K. Goldsmith)
h.The Happy Ending - 02:07  (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Jean LeGrand)
i.Last Summer - 02:16  (John S. Simon)
j.The Girl I've Never Met - 02:51  (Walter Earl Brown, Jacques Louis Demy, Michel Jean LeGrand, Julian Bensley More)
k.Mahna, Mahna - 02:39  (Piero Umiliani)
All titles on: -     Mercury LP 12": SR-61279 - Cinemoog

Strings and rhythm were recorded at Universal Recording (Chicago); Bob Schiff arranged the strings. Moog synthesizer and other electronic effects were recorded at db Studios.


Date: October 24, 1978
Location: Castle Recording Studios, Lake Geneva, WI

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p)

a.My Time Of Day - 02:02  (Frank Loesser)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
b.How Long Has This Been Going On - 08:45  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
c.Dream Dancing - 05:25  (Cole Porter)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
d.Valsa De Porto Das Caixas - 02:59  (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
e.Greensleeves - 03:59  (Traditional)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
f.Come Touch The Sun - 01:33  (Burt F. Bacharach)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
g.Concerto Theme: The Young Girls Of Rochefort - 06:32  (Michel Jean LeGrand)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
h.You Must Believe In Spring  (Michel Jean LeGrand)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
i.Unknown  (Michel Jean LeGrand)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
         
 

g, h, i performed as medley.

Higgins only recalls that the unknown, third song in the medley was music from the film "The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean."


For years after my move to Ft. Lauderdale in 1970, I returned to Chicago, sometimes twice a year, to perform in local jazz clubs like the Back Room on Rush Street and the Jazz Showcase. This recording was first issued on two LP's titled "My Time Of Day" and "Dream Dancing" on the Claremont label. Later, it was re-issued in Florida on the Spinnster label (on both LP and cassette). It's final incarnation is the Solo Art CD which, unfortunately, does not have room for all the material released on the LP's. Of the two, long medleys, I arranged the "Porgy and Bess" and Richard Evans arranged "West Side Story. E.H.


Date: October 25, 1978
Location: Castle Recording Studios, Lake Geneva, WI

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Richard Evans (a), Eddie Higgins (a, p), John Bany (b), Marshall Thompson (d)

a.Nightingale - 07:30  (Oscar Emmanuel Peterson)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
b.In A Mist - 04:15  (Bix Beiderbecke)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
c.Lela #2 - 03:59  (Eddie Higgins)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
d.Jet Song - 13:00  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
e.Maria  (Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
f.America  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
g.Tonight  (Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
h.I Feel Pretty  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
i.Somewhere  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
     Claremont LP 12": C1085 - My Time Of Day
     Spinnster LP 12": SP0003 - My Time Of Day
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
j.Air For G String - 05:44  (Johann Sebastian Bach)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Spinnster LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
k.In A Sentimental Mood - 06:25  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
l.The Duke  (Dave Brubeck)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Spinnster LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
m.Chelsea Bridge  (William Thomas Strayhorn)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Spinnster LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
n.My Man's Gone Now - 17:45  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Spinnster LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
o.I Got Plenty O' Nuttin  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Spinnster LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
p.Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Ira Gershwin)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Spinnster LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
q.There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Spinnster LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
r.Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess?  (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Spinnster LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
s.It Ain't Necessarily So  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Spinnster LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
t.I Loves You Porgy  (Dubose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Spinnster LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
u.Bess, You Is My Woman Now  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Claremont LP 12": C1090 - Dream Dancing
     Spinnster LP 12": Unk Cat Num - Dream Dancing
     Solo Art CD: SACD 124 - Eddie Higgins In Chicago
         
 

d, e, f, g, h, i performed as medley.

k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u performed as medley.

Richard Evans (a) on d, e, f, g, h, i only. Eddie Higgins (a) on n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u only.

The Solo Art CD incorrectly identifies "Chelsea Bridge" as "Lotus Blossom." The Ellington medley, Air For G String and the Porgy and Bess medley were also issued as a 12" LP on the Spinnster label (catalog number unknown).


Date: Summer 1980
Location: Toshiba EMI Studio, Tokyo

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Osamu Kawakami (b), Jimmy Takeuchi (d)

a.Someone To Watch Over Me - 03:17  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Toshiba CD: TOCJ-66237 - Sweet Lorraine
b.Somebody Loves Me - 03:15  (George Gershwin, Buddy G. DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
     Toshiba CD: TOCJ-66237 - Sweet Lorraine
c.Teach Me Tonight - 03:55  (Sammy Cahn, Gene DePaul)
     Toshiba CD: TOCJ-66237 - Sweet Lorraine
d.Sweet Lorraine - 03:52  (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
     Toshiba CD: TOCJ-66237 - Sweet Lorraine
e.Three Little Words - 03:41  (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
f.The Song Is You - 03:04  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Toshiba CD: TOCJ-66237 - Sweet Lorraine
g.Sometimes I'm Happy - 04:11  (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans, Clifford Grey, King Pleasure)
     Toshiba CD: TOCJ-66237 - Sweet Lorraine
h.Route 66 - 03:24  (Bobby Troup)
     Toshiba CD: TOCJ-66237 - Sweet Lorraine
i.Rosetta - 03:18  (Earl Kenneth "Fatha" Hines, William Henri Woode)
     Toshiba CD: TOCJ-66237 - Sweet Lorraine
j.Take The "A" Train - 03:21  (William Thomas Strayhorn)
     Toshiba CD: TOCJ-66237 - Sweet Lorraine
k.These Foolish Things - 03:49  (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
     Toshiba CD: TOCJ-66237 - Sweet Lorraine
l.Ruby - 03:59  (Mitchell Parish, Heinz Roemheld)
     Toshiba CD: TOCJ-66237 - Sweet Lorraine
All titles on: -     Toshiba LP 12": TP-72343 - Sweet Lorraine

Omit Osamu Kawakami (b) on a, b, l. Omit Jimmy Takeuchi (d) on a, b, l.

Eddie solos on 3 tracks: Someone To Watch Over Me, Somebody Loves Me, and Ruby.


My first trip to Japan was in 1980 and for four months I did steady gigs at hotels in Osaka and Niigata, a TV show in Tokyo, a jazz festival in Miyazaki, various one-nighters in jazz clubs in several cities, and an album for Toshiba Records. I loved working in Japan: the audiences, the pianos, the marvelous trains and subways, but most of all the food. For my entire time there I ate nothing but Japanese food of every type. My recording session for Toshibawas divided into two 3-hour stints: an afternoon solo session and an evening session with a Japanese rhythm section. In between sessions was a break for dinner and, as I walked into the control room, the producer smiled and said, "Eddie-san, we know you must be hungry , so we've sent out for a special treat for you, and we hope you enjoy it!" I was delighted. "Oh boy! Is it sashimi (raw fish)? Is it unagi (broiled eel)? What is it?" "Kentucky Fried Chicken," was the reply, and my face must have shown my dismay, because they were taken aback and started to apologize. Knowing the Japanese sensitivities as I did, I immediately covered up, ate the chicken with feigned pleasure, and face was saved all around. Of course, they were only trying to please me, never guessing that after four months of heavenly Japanese food, American fast food was culture shock! E.H.


Date: November 11, 1981
Location: Bubba's, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Harry Edison (t), Sonny Stitt (as, ts), Eddie Lockjaw Davis (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Donn Mast (b), Duffy Jackson (d)

a.Oh, Lady Be Good (Hackensack) - 08:22  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, (Thelonious Sphere Monk))
     Tobacco Road LP 12": B/2670 - American Jazz & Blues History Vol. 170: Sonny, Sweets & Jaws
     Who's Who In Jazz CD: 21022 - Sonny, Sweets And Jaws
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: CDSB 1036 - Triumvirate
b.What's New - 03:56  (Robert Sherwood (Bob) Haggart, Johnny Burke)
     Tobacco Road LP 12": B/2670 - American Jazz & Blues History Vol. 170: Sonny, Sweets & Jaws
     Who's Who In Jazz LP 12": 21025 - Sonny
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: Unk Cat Num - No Greater Love
     Who's Who In Jazz CD: 21022 - Sonny, Sweets And Jaws
     Jazz Time CD: JTM 8158 - Sonny's Blues
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: CDSB 1036 - Triumvirate
c.There Is No Greater Love - 06:48  (Marty Symes, Isham Jones)
     Tobacco Road LP 12": B/2670 - American Jazz & Blues History Vol. 170: Sonny, Sweets & Jaws
     Who's Who In Jazz CD: 21022 - Sonny, Sweets And Jaws
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: CDSB 1036 - Triumvirate
d.The Chef - 07:19  (Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis)
     Tobacco Road LP 12": B/2670 - American Jazz & Blues History Vol. 170: Sonny, Sweets & Jaws
     Who's Who In Jazz CD: 21022 - Sonny, Sweets And Jaws
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: CDSB 1036 - Triumvirate
e.I Can't Get Started - 04:56  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
     Tobacco Road LP 12": B/2670 - American Jazz & Blues History Vol. 170: Sonny, Sweets & Jaws
     Who's Who In Jazz CD: 21022 - Sonny, Sweets And Jaws
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: CDSB 1036 - Triumvirate
f.Lester Leaps In - 09:08  (Lester Willis Young)
     Tobacco Road LP 12": B/2670 - American Jazz & Blues History Vol. 170: Sonny, Sweets & Jaws
     Who's Who In Jazz CD: 21022 - Sonny, Sweets And Jaws
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: CDSB 1036 - Triumvirate
g.Sonny's Blues - 04:55  (Edward "Sonny" Stitt)
     Who's Who In Jazz LP 12": 21025 - Sonny
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: Unk Cat Num - No Greater Love
     Jazz Time CD: JTM 8158 - Sonny's Blues
h.Old Folks - 04:00  (Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill)
     Who's Who In Jazz LP 12": 21025 - Sonny
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: Unk Cat Num - No Greater Love
     Jazz Time CD: JTM 8158 - Sonny's Blues
i.Lax - 06:21  (Harry "Sweets" Edison)
     Who's Who In Jazz LP 12": 21025 - Sonny
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: Unk Cat Num - No Greater Love
     Jazz Time CD: JTM 8158 - Sonny's Blues
j.Yesterdays - 04:31  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
     Who's Who In Jazz LP 12": 21025 - Sonny
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: Unk Cat Num - No Greater Love
     Jazz Time CD: JTM 8158 - Sonny's Blues
k.Four - 09:02  (Eddie Vinson)
     Who's Who In Jazz LP 12": 21025 - Sonny
     Starburst/TKO Magnum (English) CD: Unk Cat Num - No Greater Love
     Jazz Time CD: JTM 8158 - Sonny's Blues
All titles on: -     High Definition Jazz CD: HDJ 312 - What's New

Omit Harry Edison (t) on b, e, g, h. Sonny Stitt (as) on b, g, h only. Omit Eddie Lockjaw Davis (ts) on b, c, g, h. Omit Sonny Stitt (ts) on b, c, e, g, h.

The performance of 'Oh, Lady Be Good' was a mixed improvisation that included a generous dose of Thelonious Monk's 'Hackensack.' Since Monk's composition draws heavily on the same changes in 'Oh, Lady Be Good,' Higgins believes that the song should remain titled as 'Oh, Lady Be Good' with a notated nod to 'Hackensack.'
In the Triumvirate issue, 'The Chef' is incorrectly titled 'The Chief.'
In the High Definition Jazz issue, two identical tracks of 'What's New' appear. Neither is an alternate take.


Bubba's was an elegant restaurant that featured jazz from 1978 to 1982 and only 20 minutes from my Ft. Lauderdale home. I look back on that period as one of the happiest times of my career: playing with world-class musicians in a nice environment (I even brought in my 9-foot Yamaha grand to play on). To name just a few of the giants I worked with at Bubba's: Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Joe Williams, Stan Getz, Joe Pass, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, not to mention the legendary multi-instrumentalist, Ira Sullivan, with whom I co-led the resident group. Great times, great music, great memories. E.H.


Date: June 6, 1982
Location: Erny's, Delray Beach, FL

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Pete Minger, John Swan (t, fh), Bill Prince (t, fh, ts), Nancy Weckwerth (frh), Eddie Higgins (p), Lew Berryman (b), Red Hawley (d)

a.Once In A While - 06:19  (Michael Edwards, Bud Green)
b.It's You Or No One - 10:03  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
c.Stockholm Sweetnin' - 05:49  (Quincy Delight Jones)
d.Oleo - 09:12  (Sonny (Theodore Walter) Rollins)
e.Stella By Starlight - 11:47  (Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
All titles on: -     Spinnster LP 12": SP0002 - Once In A While

Nancy Weckwerth (frh) on c only.


Date: May 12-13, 1984
Location: Starke Lake Studios, Ocoee, FL

Bill Allred (ldr), Davey Jones (c), Bill Allred (tb), Jack Matese (as), Eddie Higgins (p), Milt Hinton (b), Butch Miles (d, v)

a.Singin' The Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) - 04:21  (Con Conrad, J. Russell Robinson, Samuel M. Lewis, Joseph Young)
     Orchard CD: CD0012 - Hot & Blue I & II
b.On A Slow Boat To China - 06:14  (Frank Loesser)
     Orchard CD: CD0012 - Hot & Blue I & II
c.Old Folks - 04:41  (Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill)
     Orchard CD: CD0012 - Hot & Blue I & II
d.Oh Baby - 04:54  (Buddy G. DeSylva, Walter Donaldson)
e.Some Of These Days - 03:38  (Shelton Brooks, Stephen Sondheim)
     Orchard CD: CD0012 - Hot & Blue I & II
f.Sugar - 06:23  (Maceo Pinkard, Sidney D. Mitchell, Edna Alexander)
     Orchard CD: CD0012 - Hot & Blue I & II
g.The Song Is You - 05:59  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
h.St. Louis Blues - 04:24  (W. C. Handy)
     Orchard CD: CD0012 - Hot & Blue I & II
All titles on: -     World Jazz LP 12": NR15752 - Allred Hot And Blue
-     WJLP LP 12": S-22 - Allred Hot And Blue
-     Sunjazz CD: CD0012 - Allred Hot And Blue

Butch Miles (v) on c only.


Date: April 27, 1986
Location: Climax Studio, Miami

Phil Urso (ldr), Pete Minger (t), Allen Eager, Phil Urso (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Don Coffman (b), Steve Bagby (d)

a.Sid's Delight - 04:32  (Tadd Dameron)
b.The Man From Picador Court - 07:56  (Phil Urso)
c.Enigma - 03:59  (J.J. Johnson)
d.Way To Go - 04:35  (Phil Urso)
All titles on: -     Spinnster LP 12": 0008 - Taking Sides

Phil Urso (ldr) on a only. Pete Minger (t) on a only. Allen Eager (ts) on a only. Phil Urso (ts) on a only. Eddie Higgins (p) on a only. Don Coffman (b) on a only. Steve Bagby (d) on a only.


Date: May 28, 1986
Location: Criteria Studio, Miami

Phil Urso (ldr), Pete Minger (t), Eddie Higgins (p), Don Coffman (b), Steve Bagby (d)

a.The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - 09:06  (Buddy Bernier, Jerome Brainin)
b.Angel Eyes - 08:55  (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)
Both titles on: -     Spinnster LP 12": 0008 - Taking Sides


Date: August 5, 1986
Location: ERAS Recording Studio, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Milt Hinton (b), Bobby Rosengarden (d)

a.St. Louis Blues - 03:43  (W. C. Handy)
b.Georgia On My Mind - 03:55  (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell)
c.Sweet Georgia Brown - 03:07  (Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
d.A Hundred Years From Today - 04:14  (Victor Popular Young, Ned Washington, Joseph Young)
e.Eustis Rag - 01:51  (Eddie Higgins)
f.Body And Soul - 04:08  (Edward Heyman, Robert B. Sour, John W. "Johnny" Green)
g.Back Home Again In Indiana - 04:15  (James Hanley, Ballard MacDonald)
h.What's New - 04:00  (Robert Sherwood (Bob) Haggart, Johnny Burke)
i.As Time Goes By - 03:47  (Herman Hupfeld)
j.Sleigh Ride - 03:49  (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)
k.Little Rock Getaway - 02:24  (Joe Sullivan)
All titles on: -     Statiras LP 12": SLP 8079 - By Request
-     Solo Art CD: SACD 104 - Eddie Higgins - By Request



This recording came about as a direct result of a festival in Indianapolis called JAM, an acronym for Jazz Artists Musicale, which I played for 10 consecutive Julys in the 80's and 90's. One particular set in 1986 with Milt Hinton and Bobby Rosengarden caught the attention of Renzie Hamilton and Gus Statiras and they approached me that very afternoon with the idea of doing an LP with the same trio. Renzie would finance it and Gus would issue it on his Statiras label. The following month, I flew down to New York and recorded (in one afternoon) what has turned out to be the best-selling record of my career. In 1992, George Buck (the New Orleans jazz impresario) bought the master from Gus and asked me to record some more material, so as to bring the total time up to CD standards. So I went into a Chicago studio and did the solo tracks that now appear on George's Solo Arts label. E.H.


Date: October 19, 1986
Location: SS Norway, Caribbean Sea

Warren Vache (t), George Masso (tb), Kenny Davern (cl), Eddie Higgins (p), Chris Flory (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a.Jazz Me Blues - 06:49  (Tom Delaney)
     Chiaroscuro CD: CR(D)300 - Floating Jazz Festival (1986)
         
 


Date: November 20-21, 1986
Location: Starlight Roof, Boston

Rebecca Parris (ldr), Michael Monaghan (ss, ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Rebecca Parris (v)

a.Double Rainbow - 02:58  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees)
b.It Don't Mean A Thing - 02:26  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills)
c.You Took Advantage Of Me - 02:32  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d.To Say Good-Bye - 05:14  (Dennis Farnon)
e.Willow Weep For Me - 04:42  (Ann Ronell)
f.It Might As Well Be Spring - 04:12  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
g.A Foggy Day - 02:48  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
h.A Child Is Born - 04:48  (Thad Jones, Alec Wilder)
i.That Old Black Magic - 03:27  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
j.Send In The Clowns - 06:12  (Stephen Sondheim)
k.The Island - 04:12  (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
l.Autumn Leaves - 03:11  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
All titles on: -     Weston-Blair LP 12": BEC3 - Double Rainbow
-     Shira CD: SH1003 - Double Rainbow


Date: October 18, 1988
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago

Eric Schneider (ldr), Eric Schneider (as, ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Kelly Sill (b), Charles Braugham (d)

a.Always - 06:16  (Irving Berlin)
b.Body And Soul - 06:17  (Edward Heyman, Robert B. Sour, John W. "Johnny" Green)
c.It Had To Be You - 04:14  (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones)
d.My Ideal - 04:50  (Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, Newell Chase)
e.Tickle Toe - 04:00  (Lester Willis Young)
f.Like Someone In Love - 05:20  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
All titles on: -     P. Chop Records Cassette: 72NM 90S - Just Wild Enuf (aka Just Wild Enough)

Eric Schneider (as) on c only. Omit Eric Schneider (ts) on c. Omit Kelly Sill (b) on c. Omit Charles Braugham (d) on c.

This cassette was commercially distributed in the Chicago area and at Eric Schneider's performances.


Date: February 26, 1989
Location: New River Studio, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Meredith d'Ambrosio (ldr), Meredith d'Ambrosio (a, v), Eddie Higgins (a, p), Lou Colombo (t), Don Coffman (b), Danny Burger (d)

a.The Touch Of Your Lips - 02:17  (Ray Noble)
b.I Can Dream Can't I - 03:36  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
c.'Tain't No Use - 02:58  (Meredith d'Ambrosio, Al (Alvin Gilbert) Cohn)
d.Dream Dancing - 04:40  (Cole Porter)
e.He Was Too Good To Me - 04:47  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
f.You're My Inspiration - 03:59  (Meredith d'Ambrosio, Robert Sherwood (Bob) Haggart)
g.Someday I'll Find You - 03:19  (Noel Coward)
h.Morning - 05:24  (Clare Fischer)
i.You Better Go Now - 03:56  (Irvin Graham, Bickley Reichner)
j.My Shining Hour - 02:38  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
k.Nightingale - 04:32  (Oscar Emmanuel Peterson)
l.You Are The Life Of Me - 02:50  (Eddie Higgins, Loonis Reeves McGlohon)
m.Everything I Love - 02:50  (Cole Porter)
n.More Than You Know - 04:38  (Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu, Vincent Youmans)
o.When A Woman Loves A Man - 03:50  (Johnny Mercer, Bernard D. "Bernie" Hanighen)
p.Tristeza De Amar - 04:45  (Meredith d'Ambrosio, Geraldo Pedrosa De Araujo Diaz, Luiz Roberto Oliveira)
q.South To A Warmer Place - 02:35  (Loonis Reeves McGlohon, Alec Wilder)
All titles on: -     Sunnyside CD: SSC 1039 - South To A Warmer Place



Meredith d'Ambrosio and I met in the summer of '87, married a year later, and started recording together for Sunnyside Records in '89. We've made four CD's together, each with their own special magic, but this is our first and still my favorite. I love accompanying great singers, and Meredith fills the bill with her "Intelligence. Taste. Restraint. Subtlety. Insinuation. Harmonic sensibility and voice production that seems effortless..." to quote the esteemed jazz critic, Doug Ramsey. E.H.


Date: March 11, 1989
Location: Criteria Recording, Miami

Bob Friedman (ldr), Mike Lewis (con), Ken Faulk, Jim Hacker, Brett Murphy, Tony Urschen (t), Greg Cox, Tom Garling, Phil Gray, Dana Teboe (tb), Neal Bonsanti (cl, ts, o), Whit Sidener (bcl, bar), Murray Klarman, Billy Ross (as, f), Eddie Higgins (p), Bob Pancoast (kur), Hal Batt (g), Bob Basso, Isabala Cohen, John DiPuccio, John Faigen, Sue Fink, Bok-Hyun Kim, Roslind Lang, Stuart MacDonald, Eduard Martinez, Geremy Miller, Jorge Orbon, Kathryn Savia, Patricia Snyder, Nicolae Soare, Steven Svensson, Phil Tempkins (vn), David Cohen, Carol Freedman, Nina Goron, Philip Lakofsky (clo), David Chappell, Debra Spring, Maria Szuba, Renat Szuba (vl), Jeff Carswell (b), George Mazzeo (d), Marlene VerPlanck (v)

a.Old Fashioned Dream Song  (Bob Friedman)
     unissued
         
 

This single-song session was privately produced and arranged by Bob Friedman to record his own composition. It was never released commercially, although Mr. Friedman distributed it to friends and associates.


Date: December 19-20, 1990
Location: Masuo's Studio, New York City

Meredith d'Ambrosio (ldr), Meredith d'Ambrosio (a, v), Eddie Higgins (a, p), Rufus Reid (b), Keith Copeland (d)

a.Daybreak - 04:13  (Harold Adamson, Ferde Grofe)
b.Autumn Serenade - 03:35  (Sammy Gallop, Peter DeRose)
c.Young And Foolish - 06:05  (Arnold B. Horwitt, Albert Hague)
d.I Love You/You I Love - 03:21  (Cole Porter, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
e.Quiet Now - 05:00  (Denny (Dennis Jay) Zeitlin, Suzanne Thomasina Stern, Dan Davis)
f.Get Used To It Baby - 04:00  (Dan Davis, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
g.That Old Sweet Song - 02:30  (Meredith d'Ambrosio, Dan Davis)
h.Heaven Sent - 02:53  (Meredith d'Ambrosio)
i.All Or Nothing At All - 04:56  (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence)
j.This Lament - 05:57  (Meredith d'Ambrosio, J. J. (James Louis) Johnson)
k.Indian Summer - 04:59  (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert)
l.Peace - 06:37  (Horace Silver)
m.Oh, Look At Me Now/But Now Look At Me - 06:06  (Joe Bushkin, John DeVries, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
n.In April - 04:16  (Bill Evans, Roger Schore)
All titles on: -     Sunnyside CD: SSC 1051 - Love Is Not A Game


Date: December 21, 1990
Location: Masuo's Studio, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Kevin Eubanks (g, elg), Rufus Reid (b)

a.Straight, No Chaser - 04:36  (Thelonious Sphere Monk)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19155 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
b.Por Toda A Minha Vida - 03:43  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19155 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
c.A Wolff In Chic Clothing - 05:29  (Eddie Higgins)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19155 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
d.Kevin's Waltz - 05:44  (Kevin Eubanks)
     Sunnyside (Japan) CD: SSC 1160 - Sunnyside: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Vol. 1
e.I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me - 04:20  (Clarence Gaskill, Jimmy McHugh)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19155 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
f.Love Theme From The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers - 04:32  (Denny (Dennis Jay) Zeitlin)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19155 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
g.Blues For Arthur's - 04:57  (Eddie Higgins)
h.Sunlight In Beijing - 04:43  (Eddie Higgins)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19155 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
     Venus (Japan) CD: VS 001 - Bravo! Venus Vol.1
i.Celia - 06:01  (Earl Randolph "Bud" Powell)
j.Abraco A Sergio - 02:54  (Eddie Higgins)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19155 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
k.Speak Low - 05:43  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19155 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
l.Ces Jours Tranquilles (Those Quiet Days) - 03:51  (Eddie Higgins, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19155 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35352 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
-     Sunnyside (Japan) CD: ALCR-191 - Those Quiet Days
-     Sunnyside CD: SSC 1052D - Those Quiet Days

Omit Rufus Reid (b) on l.


Date: Early 1992
Location: Chicago Recording Co., Chicago

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p)

a.Old Folks - 04:25  (Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill)
b.Carinhoso - 03:02  (Joao De Barro, Pixinguinha)
c.We'll Be Together Again - 04:09  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
d.Magnolia Rag - 02:25  (Eddie Higgins)
e.Squeeze Me - 02:32  (Thomas "Fats" Waller, Clarence Williams)
All titles on: -     Solo Art CD: SACD 104 - Eddie Higgins - By Request


Date: April 21, 1992
Location: Joe Beard Productions, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Betty Dickson (ldr), Betty Dickson (a, v), Eddie Higgins (a, p), Phil Flanigan (b), Danny Burger (d)

a.Can't Get Out Of This Mood  (Frank Loesser, Jimmy McHugh)
b.A Time For Love  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
c.I Hadn't Anyone Till You  (Ray Noble)
d.Speak Low  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
e.Aren't You Glad You're You  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
f.Never Let Me Go  (Jay Livingston, Raymond B. Evans)
g.I Wish I Knew  (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
h.Again  (Lionel Newman, Dorcas Cochran)
i.Early Autumn  (Ralph Burns, Johnny Mercer, Woody Herman)
j.You Stepped Out Of A Dream  (Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)
k.Born To Be Blue  (Mel (Melvin Howard) Torme, Robert Wells)
l.Daybreak  (Harold Adamson, Ferde Grofe)
m.I Got It Bad  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
n.Our Love Is Here To Stay  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on: -     Private Issue Cassette: Un-numbered - Can't Get Out Of This Mood

It is likely that this cassette was sold only at Betty Dickson performances.


Date: July 29-30, 1992
Location: Sear Sound, New York City

Meredith d'Ambrosio (ldr), Blair Tindall (eh, o), Ron Kozak (bcl, f), Eddie Higgins (p), Johnny Frigo (vn), Erik Friedlander (clo), Jay Leonhart (b), Ben Riley (d), Meredith d'Ambrosio (v)

a.Alone Together/Solitary Two - 04:39  (Harold Dietz, Arthur Schwartz, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
b.Zigeuner - 05:54  (Noel Coward)
c.A Rainy Afternoon - 04:40  (Burton Lane, Lew Spence)
d.I Should Care/The Sheepherder's Lament - 05:46  (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
e.Shadowland - 05:15  (Meredith d'Ambrosio, Dave McKenna)
f.You've Changed/You've Altered Your Attitude - 07:12  (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
g.Dans Une Humeur Mineure (In A Minor Mood) - 04:06  (Meredith d'Ambrosio, Kevin L. Gibbs)
h.Fools Rush In/This Rushin' Fool - 05:46  (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
i.In My Uncertain World - 04:38  (Meredith d'Ambrosio, Kevin L. Gibbs)
j.Ces Jours Tranquilles (Those Quiet Days) - 03:45  (Eddie Higgins, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
k.You Leave Me Breathless/A Breath Of Spring - 05:37  (Ralph Freed, Frederick Hollander, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
All titles on: -     Sunnyside CD: SSC 1060 - Shadowland


Date: September 26, 1992
Location: Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany

George Masso (ldr), Randy Sandke (t), George Masso (tb), Kenny Davern (cl), Danny Moss (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Len Skeat (b), Jake Hanna (d)

a.Strike Up The Band - 07:25  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
b.But Not For Me - 11:50  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
c.Summertime - 06:46  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Ira Gershwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
d.Soon - 07:25  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
e.Oh, Lady Be Good - 04:43  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
f.Somebody Loves Me - 11:41  (George Gershwin, Buddy G. DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
g.There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - 08:56  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
h.Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess?  (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
i.It Ain't Necessarily So  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
j.I Loves You Porgy  (Dubose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
k.Bess, You Is My Woman Now  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
l.I've Got A Crush On You - 05:47  (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
m.'S Wonderful - 11:35  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 001 - The Wonderful World Of George Gershwin
n.Fascinating Rhythm - 08:16  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 008 - One, Two, Three - Jazz Live At The Musikhalle
o.Who Cares? - 07:24  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 008 - One, Two, Three - Jazz Live At The Musikhalle
p.Liza - 03:46  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 008 - One, Two, Three - Jazz Live At The Musikhalle
q.The Half Of It Dearie Blues (You Don't Know) - 05:35  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 008 - One, Two, Three - Jazz Live At The Musikhalle
         
 

g, h, i, j, k performed as medley.

George Masso (ldr) on a, b, d, l, m, n, o only. Randy Sandke (t) on a, b, d, l, m, n, o, p only. George Masso (tb) on a, b, d, l, m, n, o, q only. Kenny Davern (cl) on a, b, c, d, l, m, n only. Danny Moss (ts) on a, b, d, e, l, m, n, o only. Omit Eddie Higgins (p) on c.


Date: December 7-8, 1992
Location: Starke Lake Studios, Ocoee, FL

Chuck Hedges (ldr), Chuck Hedges (cl), Eddie Higgins (p), Bob Haggart (b), Gene Estes (d)

a.There Is No Greater Love - 05:31  (Marty Symes, Isham Jones)
b.My Old Flame - 04:40  (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston)
c.Samba Dese Days (Some Of These Days) - 05:34  (Shelton Brooks)
d.I'll Be Seeing You - 04:43  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
e.I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - 04:44  (George Bassman, Ned Washington)
f.Magnolia Rag - 02:29  (Eddie Higgins)
g.I Thought About You - 07:13  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
h.Jitterbug Waltz - 06:09  (Thomas "Fats" Waller)
i.I Remember You - 05:32  (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger)
j.I Love You - 03:03  (Cole Porter)
k.Cheek To Cheek - 05:41  (Irving Berlin)
All titles on: -     Arbors Records CD: ARCD 19121 - No Greater Love


Date: February 3-4, 1994
Location: New River Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Eddie Higgins (ldr), John Doughten (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Phil Flanigan (b), Danny Burger (d)

a.The Red Door - 04:36  (John Haley "Zoot" Sims, Gerry Mulligan)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35353 - When Your Lover Has Gone
b.In Your Own Sweet Way - 06:31  (Dave Brubeck)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35353 - When Your Lover Has Gone
c.Zoot's Hymns - 06:10  (Eddie Higgins)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35353 - When Your Lover Has Gone
d.Gabriela - 05:18  (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19167 - When Your Lover Has Gone
e.Marina  (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19167 - When Your Lover Has Gone
f.Come Rain Or Come Shine - 07:04  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19167 - When Your Lover Has Gone
g.Waltz For Allison (aka One Shining Star) - 05:47  (Eddie Higgins)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35353 - When Your Lover Has Gone
h.Image - 04:35  (Luiz Eca)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35353 - When Your Lover Has Gone
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19167 - When Your Lover Has Gone
i.Hi Fly - 06:22  (Randy Weston)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35353 - When Your Lover Has Gone
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19167 - When Your Lover Has Gone
j.'Tis Autumn - 05:06  (Henry Nemo)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35353 - When Your Lover Has Gone
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19167 - When Your Lover Has Gone
k.The Red Blouse - 06:07  (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35353 - When Your Lover Has Gone
l.When Your Lover Has Gone - 04:23  (Einar Aaron Swan)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35353 - When Your Lover Has Gone
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19167 - When Your Lover Has Gone
All titles on: -     Sunnyside CD: SSC 1064D - Zoot's Hymns

d, e performed as medley.


Date: May 16, 1994
Location: National Public Radio, New York City

Marian McPartland (ldr), Eddie Higgins, Marian McPartland (p, spk)

a.Introduction And Conversation - 01:58
b.If Dreams Come True - 02:55  (Benny Goodman, Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson)
c.Conversation - 03:27
d.Waltz For Allison (aka One Shining Star) - 03:09  (Eddie Higgins)
e.Conversation - 05:27
f.Reharmonizing The Blues - 03:52  (Eddie Higgins, Marian McPartland)
g.Conversation - 00:17
h.Conversation - 05:52
i.Singin' The Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) - 04:45  (Con Conrad, J. Russell Robinson, Samuel M. Lewis, Joseph Young)
j.Conversation - 01:06
k.Nightingale - 04:17  (Oscar Emmanuel Peterson)
l.Conversation - 01:59
m.A Wolff In Chic Clothing - 02:25  (Eddie Higgins)
n.Conversation - 00:37
o.Conversation - 00:15
p.'Tain't No Use - 04:19  (Meredith d'Ambrosio, Al (Alvin Gilbert) Cohn)
q.Conversation - 01:30
r.I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me - 04:00  (Clarence Gaskill, Jimmy McHugh)
s.Conversation - 00:08
All titles unissued 

Marian McPartland (ldr) on a only. Eddie Higgins (p) on b, d, f, i, k, m, p, r only. Marian McPartland (p) on f, i, m, r only. Omit Eddie Higgins (spk) on b, d, f, i, k, m, p, r. Omit Marian McPartland (spk) on b, d, f, i, k, m, p, r.

Recorded in New York City for the program, "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz," that appears on National Public Radio. Broadcast of the program began on November 5, 1994.


Date: September 13-14, 1994
Location: Sear Sound, New York City

Meredith d'Ambrosio (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), George Mraz (b), Jeff Hirshfield (d), Meredith d'Ambrosio (v)

a.I Fall In Love Too Easily/Cauliflower Soul - 04:25  (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
b.Fools Fall In Love - 04:40  (Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller)
c.Get Lost/Get Out Of Town - 05:12  (Meredith d'Ambrosio, Cole Porter)
d.I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do - 06:04  (Lee J. Pockriss, Paul Vance)
e.Moon Dreams - 05:10  (Johnny Mercer, Chummy MacGregor)
f.Estate (That Summer) - 05:32  (Bruno Brighetti, Bruno Martino, Joel Siegel, Susannah McCorkle)
g.Summer Of My Life - 03:01  (Meredith d'Ambrosio, Kevin L. Gibbs)
h.Dearly Beloved/Clearly Beloved - 04:37  (Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
i.Through A Long And Sleepless Night - 03:36  (Mack Gordon, Alfred Newman)
j.After Awhile - 03:43  (Jennie Smith, Steve Allen)
k.I Had The Craziest Dream/I Can't Wait To Tell You - 05:51  (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren, Meredith d'Ambrosio)
All titles on: -     Sunnyside CD: SSC 1069 - Beware Of Spring!


Date: August 28, 1995
Location: New River Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Betty Dickson (ldr), Betty Dickson (a, v), Eddie Higgins (a, p), Eric Allison (as, ts), Phil Flanigan (b), Danny Burger (d)

a.I Didn't Know About You  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Bob Russell)
b.We'll Be Together Again  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
c.Maybe September (Song From "The Oscar")  (Percy Faith, Jay Livingston, Raymond B. Evans)
d.House Of Blue Lights  (Don Raye, Freddie Slack)
e.When October Goes  (Johnny Mercer, Barry Manilow)
f.A Second Chance  (Andre Previn, Dory Langdon Previn)
g.Something To Live For  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, William Thomas Strayhorn)
h.So Many Stars  (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Sergio Mendes)
i.Easy Come, Easy Go  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
j.Invitation  (Paul Francis Webster, Bronislau Kaper)
k.If You Could See Me Now  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
l.For All We Know  (Samuel M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)
All titles on: -     Private Issue CD: BDP 34943 - Stolen Goods

It is likely that this CD was sold only at Betty Dickson performances.


Date: March 25-26, 1996
Location: New River Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Don Wilner (b), James Martin (d)

a.Lullaby Of The Leaves - 08:38  (Bernice Petkere, Joseph Young)
b.Danny Boy (aka Londonderry Air) - 04:42  (Traditional)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
c.What Is This Thing Called Love - 05:04  (Cole Porter)
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
d.Liebesleid - 06:42  (Fritz Kreisler)
e.Retrato Em Branco E Preto (aka: Zingaro; Portrait In Black And White) - 06:37  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque)
f.Siciliano - 06:36  (Johann Sebastian Bach)
g.Just In Time - 06:17  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
h.Pavane - 04:22  (Gabriel Urbain Faure)
i.The Dolphin - 05:52  (Luiz Eca)
j.Someone To Light Up My Life  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees, Vinicius DeMoraes)
k.Dance Only With Me - 05:21  (Betty Comden, Jule Styne, Adolph Green)
l.Vocalise - 05:13  (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
All titles on: -     Sunnyside CD: SSC 1072D - Portrait In Black And White

i, j performed as medley.

This is my personal favorite of all my trio records, perhaps because there are four classical numbers: Bach, Faure, Kreisler and Rachmaninoff, which brings me full circle back to my roots, growing up in a musical home. I also treasure the cover, a black and white pencil study by my wife, derived from a school photo of me at age 11. E.H.


Date: March 27-28, 1996
Location: New River Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL

John Doughten (ldr), John Doughten (cl, ts, bar), Eddie Higgins (p), Phil Flanigan (b), Danny Burger (d)

a.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - 04:27  (Cole Porter)
b.Stars Fell On Alabama - 05:27  (Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish)
c.Once I Loved - 07:45  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Ray Gilbert)
d.Body And Soul - 04:33  (Edward Heyman, Robert B. Sour, John W. "Johnny" Green)
e.On The Alamo - 04:44  (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones)
f.A Time For Love - 04:54  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
g.But Beautiful - 04:37  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
h.Let's Fall In Love - 03:39  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
i.Little Girl Blue - 04:43  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
j.I Remember You - 06:37  (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger)
k.Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 05:17  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
l.After You've Gone - 03:47  (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)
All titles on: -     Sunnyside CD: SSC 1073 - A Time For Love


Date: 10/26/1996
Location: SS Norway, At Sea

Eddie Higgins (p), Jay Leonhart (b)

a.If Dreams Come True - 05:09  (Benny Goodman, Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson)
     Chiaroscuro CD: CR(D) 353 - Great Duets
         
 


Date: June 28, 1997
Location: Clinton Studio "A", New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Ray Drummond (b), Ben Riley (d)

a.My Funny Valentine - 05:42  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
b.Haunted Heart - 04:38  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
c.Stolen Moments - 03:41  (Oliver Nelson)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35309 - The Very Best Piano Album Performances
d.Israel - 03:42  (John Carisi)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35309 - The Very Best Piano Album Performances
e.Lush Life - 05:31  (William Thomas Strayhorn)
f.How My Heart Sings - 06:03  (Earl Zindars)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
g.Someone To Watch Over Me - 04:45  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
h.I Should Care - 05:10  (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
i.Lover Come Back To Me - 06:56  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg)
j.Isn't It Romantic - 03:53  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35101 - Haunted Heart
-     Sunnyside CD: SSC 1080D - Haunted Heart
-     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35034 - Haunted Heart
-     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-7 - Haunted Heart

c, d performed as medley.


Date: February 19-20, 1998
Location: Parc Studios, Orlando, FL

Allan Vache, Warren Vache (ldr), Warren Vache (c, fh), Allan Vache (cl), Eddie Higgins (p), Howard Alden (g), Phil Flanigan (b), Ed Metz, Jr (d)

a.Just Friends - 05:25  (John Klenner, Samuel M. Lewis)
b.Tangerine - 07:42  (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger)
c.London By Night - 05:48  (Carroll Coates)
d.I'll Remember April - 07:19  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
e.All Blues - 07:00  (Miles Davis)
f.Just Squeeze Me (aka Subtle Slough) - 08:06  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Lee Gaines)
g.Falando De Orlando - 06:11  (Eddie Higgins)
h.Cotton Tail - 07:58  (Edward Kennedy Ellington)
i.If Dreams Come True - 05:57  (Benny Goodman, Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson)
j.What Am I Here For? - 07:01  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Frankie Laine)
All titles on: -     Nagel-Heyer CD: 050 - Mrs. Vache's Boys
-     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 5013 - Remember

Omit Allan Vache (ldr) on c, i. Omit Warren Vache (ldr) on d, i. Warren Vache (c) on a, f, h only. Omit Warren Vache (fh) on a, d, f, h, i. Omit Allan Vache (cl) on c, i. Omit Howard Alden (g) on c, i. Omit Phil Flanigan (b) on c. Omit Ed Metz, Jr (d) on c.

Higgins does not play on "The Eel's Nephew" or "Danny Boy" from this session.


Date: Spring 1988
Location: New River Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Betty Dickson (ldr), Betty Dickson (a, v), Eddie Higgins (a, p), Eric Allison (as, ts), Phil Flanigan (b), Danny Burger (d)

a.September In The Rain  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
b.Early Autumn  (Ralph Burns, Johnny Mercer, Woody Herman)
c.Memphis In June  (Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster)
d.Autumn Serenade  (Sammy Gallop, Peter DeRose)
e.'Tis Autumn  (Henry Nemo)
f.Autumn In New York  (Vernon Duke)
g.September Song  (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
h.Autumn Leaves  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
i.Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most  (Frances Landesman, Thomas J. Wolf, Jr.)
j.The Things We Did Last Summer  (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
k.April In Paris  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. "Yip" Harburg)
l.Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Ira Gershwin)
m.Maybe September (Song From "The Oscar")  (Percy Faith, Jay Livingston, Raymond B. Evans)
n.When October Goes  (Johnny Mercer, Barry Manilow)
o.Winter Wonderland  (Felix Bernard, Richard Smith)
All titles on: -     Private Issue CD: BDP 24747 - A Woman For All Seasons

It is likely that this CD was only sold at Betty Dickson performances.


Date: May 19, 1998
Location: Pinecrest High School, Boca Raton, FL

Jerry Jerome (ldr), Davey Jones (t), John Allred (tb), Jerry Jerome (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Phil Flanigan (b), Ed Metz, Jr (d)

a.Oh, Lady Be Good - 06:00  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
b.Stompin' At The Savoy - 05:26  (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb)
c.I Can't Get Started - 04:59  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
d.Muskrat Ramble - 04:56  (Edward "Kid" Ory, Ray Gilbert)
e.Tin Roof Blues - 06:54  (Leon Rappolo, Paul Mares, Ben Pollack, George Brunies, Mel Stitzel, Walter Melrose)
f.Rosetta - 04:24  (Earl Kenneth "Fatha" Hines, William Henri Woode)
g.Sweet Georgia Brown - 09:38  (Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
h.Pennies From Heaven - 04:52  (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke)
i.East Of The Sun - 04:54  (Brooks Bowman)
j.Eddie Higgins Dialog - 02:24  (Eddie Higgins)
k.St. Louis Blues Boogie - 04:22  (Public Domain)
l.In A Mellow Tone - 09:00  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Milt Gabler)
All titles on: -     Jazz Nite CD: JN-7001 - Jerry Jerome And His All Stars Live

Omit Jerry Jerome (ldr) on j. Omit Davey Jones (t) on j. Omit John Allred (tb) on j. Omit Jerry Jerome (ts) on j. Omit Phil Flanigan (b) on j. Omit Ed Metz, Jr (d) on j.

This performance was under the auspices of the South Florida Swing and Jazz Society.


Date: October 5-6, 1998
Location: EastSide Studios, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Jay Leonhart (b), Terry Clarke (d)

a.O Morro Nao Tem Vez (Somewhere In The Hills) - 05:41  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes)
b.I Was Just One More For You - 06:51  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Gilbert, Billy Blanco)
c.Brigas Nunca Mais (No More Fights) - 04:38  (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
d.Falando De Amor - 04:35  (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
e.Two Kites - 03:53  (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
f.Bonita (Beautiful) - 04:36  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Gilbert, Gene Lees)
g.Voce E Eu - 05:21  (Carlos Lyra)
h.Choro - 06:32  (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
i.Felicidade (Happiness) - 06:27  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Andre Michel C. Salvet, Vinicius De Moraes)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
j.So Tinha De Ser Com Voce - 03:15  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio De Oliveira)
k.Caminhos Cruzados - 03:52  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton F. Mendonca)
l.Useless Landscape (Inutil Paisagem) - 02:37  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes)
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-36034 - Speaking Of Love
-     Sunnyside CD: SSC 1092D - Speaking Of Jobim


Date: October 14-15, 1998
Location: Clinton Studio "B", New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Ray Drummond (b), Ben Riley (d)

a.Again - 03:15  (Lionel Newman, Dorcas Cochran)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
b.How Insensitive (Insensatez) - 04:56  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
c.Gion Kouta/Kyoto Blues - 07:19  (Eddie Higgins, Kouka (Ichirou) Sassa)
d.My Foolish Heart - 06:30  (Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ - Feelin' The Romantic Nights
e.Yellow Days - 04:02  (Alarcon Alvaro Carrillo, Alan Bernstein)
f.My Romance - 05:59  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ - Relaxin' On A Weekend Afternoon
g.I'll Never Be The Same - 03:53  (Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Gus Kahn)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
h.Walk Alone - 06:16  (Makoto Ozone)
i.Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith - 02:45  (Roland Kirk)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
j.Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 07:53  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35362 - The Ballad On Jazz Piano Trio
k.Will You Still Be Mine - 06:31  (Thomas M. "Tom" Adair, Matt Dennis)
l.Hurry Song - 05:06  (Eddie Higgins)
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35103 - Again
-     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35068 - Again


Date: May 18, 1999
Location: Van Dyke Cafe, Miami Beach, FL

Eddie Higgins, Don Wilner (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Don Wilner (b)

a.Speak Low - 04:59  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
b.I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart - 13:42  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills, John Redmond, Henry Nemo)
c.Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Bob Russell)
d.I'm Beginning To See The Light  (Harry James, Edward Kennedy Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Don George)
e.Take The "A" Train  (William Thomas Strayhorn)
f.Favela (Somewhere In The Hills) - 06:07  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Gilbert, Vinicius DeMoraes)
g.This Is All I Ask - 05:34  (Gordon Jenkins)
h.How Deep Is The Ocean - 05:08  (Irving Berlin)
i.Laura - 05:30  (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin)
j.What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 06:27  (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
k.Once Upon A Summertime - 15:29  (Johnny Mercer, Michel Jean LeGrand, Eddie Bacri)
l.Windmills Of Your Mind  (Michel Jean LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
m.What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life  (Michel Jean LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
n.I Will Wait For You  (Michel Jean LeGrand, Jacques Louis Demy, Norman Gimbel)
o.Watch What Happens  (Michel Jean LeGrand, Norman Gimbel, Jacques Louis Demy)
p.Umbrellas Of Cherbourg  (Michel Jean LeGrand, Jacques Louis Demy)
q.I Will Wait For You (reprise)  (Michel Jean LeGrand, Jacques Louis Demy, Norman Gimbel)
All titles on: -     Soyka/Wilner CD: 1 - Live At The Van Dyke Cafe

b, c, d, e performed as medley.

k, l, m, n, o, p, q performed as medley.


Date: July 2, 1999
Location: Chicago Recording Co., Chicago

Greg Fishman (ldr), Greg Fishman (ts), Eddie Higgins (p)

a.Indian Summer - 07:36  (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert)
b.All This And Heaven Too - 06:37  (Edgar DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen)
c.I Thought About You - 07:36  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
d.Tootsie Roll - 04:08  (Stan Getz)
e.O Grande Amor - 06:56  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes)
f.Old Folks - 05:51  (Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill)
g.You've Changed - 03:45  (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer)
h.What Is This Thing Called Love - 05:56  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
All titles on: -     JR Records CD: JR1231 - Indian Summer


Date: September 20-21, 1999
Location: Nola Studio, New York City

Akiko Osada (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Michael Moore (b), Joe Ascione (d), Akiko Osada (v)

a.Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered - 04:49  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b.Autumn In New York - 05:09  (Vernon Duke)
c.East Of The Sun - 03:21  (Brooks Bowman)
d.I'll Be Around - 02:59  (Alec Wilder)
e.Close Your Eyes - 04:48  (Bernice Petkere)
f.If Someday Comes Ever Again - 03:53  (Alec Wilder, Johnny Mercer)
g.S'Posin' - 01:27  (Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
h.We'll Be Together Again - 04:27  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
i.Someone To Watch Over Me - 04:05  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
j.Just Squeeze Me (aka Subtle Slough) - 05:09  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Lee Gaines)
k.My Romance - 04:04  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
l.What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life - 04:55  (Michel Jean LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
m.While We're Young - 04:09  (Alec Wilder, William C. Engvick, Mortimer S. Palitz)
All titles on: -     JASRAC CD: RCKD-004 - My Romance


Date: December 1-2, 1999
Location: New River Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p)

a.Can't Get Out Of This Mood - 04:31  (Frank Loesser, Jimmy McHugh)
b.Zigeuner - 06:02  (Noel Coward)
c.I Hadn't Anyone Till You - 04:41  (Ray Noble)
d.Lucky To Be Me - 05:12  (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein)
e.You And The Night And The Music - 03:13  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
f.Ruby - 04:19  (Mitchell Parish, Heinz Roemheld)
g.You Turned The Tables On Me - 04:47  (Louis Alter, Sidney D. Mitchell)
h.A Handful Of Stars - 06:20  (Ted Shapiro, Jack Lawrence)
i.A Sleepin' Bee - 04:23  (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote)
j.Say It Isn't So - 06:25  (Irving Berlin)
k.I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 07:35  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
l.Time Was  (Sidney Keith Russell, Miguel Prado)
m.Time On My Hands  (Vincent Youmans, Mack Gordon, Harold Adamson)
n.Nina Never Knew - 04:00  (Milton Drake, Louis Alter)
o.Stairway To The Stars - 04:53  (Frank Signorelli, Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish)
p.A Blues Serenade - 03:03  (Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli, Vincent Grande, Jimmy Lytell)
All titles on: -     Arbors Records CD: ARCD - Time On My Hands: Arbors Piano Series, Vol. 6

k, l, m performed as medley.


Date: January 17-18, 2000
Location: Lone Pine Studios, Orlando, FL

Allan Vache (ldr), Allan Vache (cl), Harry Allen (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Phil Flanigan (b), Ed Metz, Jr (d)

a.Lover Come Back To Me - 06:23  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg)
b.Jive At Five - 05:32  (Harry "Sweets" Edison, William "Count" Basie)
c.Lake Ponchartrain Blues - 05:23  (Eddie Higgins)
d.Allan And Allen - 04:31  (Phil Flanigan)
e.Where Are You? - 04:43  (Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson)
f.What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 04:10  (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
g.Straighten Up And Fly Right - 03:34  (Irving Mills, Nat Cole)
h.You Go To My Head - 05:01  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
i.Tickle Toe - 05:56  (Lester Willis Young)
j.Corcovado (Quiet Nights) - 06:39  (Gene Lees, Antonio Carlos Jobim)
k.Ben's Blues - 06:15  (Ben Webster)
l.Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - 06:47  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Bob Russell)
m.Stealin' Apples - 04:49  (Andy Razaf, Thomas "Fats" Waller)
All titles on: -     Nagel-Heyer CD: 74 - Allan And Allen


Date: February 18-19, 2000
Location: Current Sound, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), John Pizzarelli (g), Jay Leonhart (b)

a.Close Your Eyes - 05:25  (Bernice Petkere)
b.That Old Feeling - 04:06  (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain)
c.I Didn't Know About You - 04:16  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Bob Russell)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
d.The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - 05:57  (Buddy Bernier, Jerome Brainin)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19107 - Venus - Jazz Piano Trios, Vol. 1
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
e.Something Cool - 04:05  (Bill Barnes)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
f.Where Or When - 06:53  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g.Day Dream - 04:46  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, William Thomas Strayhorn, John LaTouche)
h.Brown-Eyed Beauty - 06:35  (Eddie Higgins)
i.Black Coffee - 05:33  (Paul Francis Webster, Johnny Burke)
j.Golden Earrings - 03:28  (Victor Popular Young, Jerry Livingston, Raymond B. Evans)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
k.Don't Smoke In Bed - 04:22  (Willard Robison)
l.Too Marvelous For Words - 03:46  (Richard A. Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35087 - Don't Smoke In Bed
-     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-3 - Don't Smoke In Bed


Date: April 5-6, 2000
Location: New River Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Chuck Hedges (ldr), Chuck Hedges (cl), Eddie Higgins (p), Paul Keller (b), Ed Metz, Jr (d)

a.Night And Day - 05:06  (Cole Porter)
b.Old Folks - 04:17  (Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill)
c.On A Slow Boat To China - 03:38  (Frank Loesser)
d.Black Butterfly - 03:54  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Benito Caine Carruthers, Irving Mills)
e.You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 04:19  (Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)
f.Come Sunday - 04:24  (Edward Kennedy Ellington)
g.Deep Purple - 04:55  (Peter DeRose, Mitchell Parish)
h.Poor Butterfly - 06:25  (Raymond Hubbell, John Golden)
i.On The Street Where You Live - 02:35  (Alan Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
j.Soon - 04:06  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
k.Nina Never Knew - 06:27  (Milton Drake, Louis Alter)
l.One Note Samba - 05:21  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton F. Mendonca)
m.If You Could See Me Now - 05:12  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
n.Dinah - 05:56  (Samuel M. Lewis, Harry Akst, Joseph Young)
o.Just For Fun - 03:19  (Chuck Hedges)
All titles on: -     Arbors Records CD: ARCD 19239 - Just For Fun


Date: August 14-15, 2000
Location: Dakota Bar & Grill, St. Paul, MN

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Reuben Ristrom (g), Brian Torff (b)

a.Billie's Bounce - 05:07  (Charles C. "Charlie" Parker)
b.It Might As Well Be Spring - 06:03  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c.The Peacocks - 05:45  (Jimmy Rowles)
d.There Is No Greater Love - 07:52  (Marty Symes, Isham Jones)
e.O Barquinho (Little Boat) - 06:35  (Roberto Batalha Menescal, Ronaldo Fern Esquerdo Boscoli)
f.The Lamp Is Low - 07:38  (Mitchell Parish, Peter DeRose)
g.Pavane For A Dead Princess  (Maurice Joseph Ravel)
h.The Heather And Jan - 05:47  (Brian Torff)
i.Jitterbug Waltz - 07:52  (Thomas "Fats" Waller)
j.Love Theme From The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers - 05:10  (Denny (Dennis Jay) Zeitlin)
k.Here's That Rainy Day - 07:02  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
l.This Can't Be Love - 06:08  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on: -     T.C. Jazz Records CD: 006 - Live At The Dakota

f, g performed as medley.



Date: January 30-31, 2001
Location: The Studio, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Jay Leonhart (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a.What A Difference A Day Makes - 06:01  (Maria Grever, Stanley Adams)
b.Detour Ahead - 05:28  (Herb Ellis, Lou Carter, Johnny Frigo)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19092 - Bewitched
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
c.Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered - 04:13  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
d.You Must Believe In Spring - 05:04  (Michel Jean LeGrand)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19092 - Bewitched
e.Beautiful Love - 03:39  (Haven Gillespie, Victor Popular Young, Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19092 - Bewitched
f.Alice In Wonderland - 05:04  (Bob Hilliard, Sammy Fain)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
g.Angel Eyes - 05:21  (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19092 - Bewitched
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
h.The Philanthropist - 05:56  (Eddie Higgins)
i.Estate (That Summer) - 03:38  (Bruno Brighetti, Bruno Martino, Joel Siegel, Susannah McCorkle)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19092 - Bewitched
j.Blue Prelude - 04:39  (Gordon Jenkins, Joe Bishop)
k.I Hear A Rhapsody - 04:39  (George Fragos, Jack Baker, Dick Gasparre)
l.As Time Goes By - 05:02  (Herman Hupfeld)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19092 - Bewitched
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
m.Autumn Leaves - 04:28  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19092 - Bewitched
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35093 - Bewitched
-     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-8 - Bewitched


Date: May 26, 2001
Location: Crest Theater, Sacramento, CA

Tom Saunders (ldr), Tom Saunders (c), Russ Phillips (tb), Chuck Hedges (cl), Jim Galloway (ss), Eddie Higgins (p), Paul Keller (b), Ed Metz, Jr (d)

a.Runnin' Wild  (Joseph W. Grey, Arthur Harrington Gibbs, Leo Wood)
b.Beale Street Blues  (W. C. Handy)
c.A Hundred Years From Today  (Victor Popular Young, Ned Washington, Joseph Young)
d.St. Louis Blues  (W. C. Handy)
e.Blue Turning Grey Over You  (Thomas "Fats" Waller, Andy Razaf)
f.You Took Advantage Of Me  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g.You're Lucky To Me  (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf)
h.All My Love  (Vic Dickenson)
i.I Never Knew  (Gus Kahn, Ted Fiorito)
All titles unissued 

Recorded for the radio show, "Riverwalk: Live From The Landing." The show was titled "The Tommy Saunders Midwest All Stars - Runnin' Wild," in a salute to the cornet music of Wild Bill Davidson. It was aired August 23, 2001.


Date: October 2-3, 2001
Location: The Studio, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Scott Hamilton (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d)

a.Melancholy Rhapsody - 05:32  (Ray John Heindorf, Sammy Cahn)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35100 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
b.It's A Lonesome Old Town - 07:29  (Harry Tobias, Charles Kisco)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19103 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35100 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
c.You Don't Know What Love Is - 06:31  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19103 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35100 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
d.By Myself - 06:16  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19103 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35100 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
e.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - 07:26  (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19103 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35100 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
f.Lullaby Of The Leaves - 06:25  (Bernice Petkere, Joseph Young)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19103 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35100 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
g.When The Sun Comes Out - 05:29  (Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19103 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35100 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
h.Love Letters - 06:21  (Edward Heyman, Victor Popular Young)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35100 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
i.When You Wish Upon A Star - 04:55  (Ned Washington, Leigh Harline)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35100 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
j.All This And Heaven Too - 04:57  (Edgar DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35100 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
k.You're My Everything - 05:15  (Harry Warren, Mort Dixon, Joseph Young)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35100 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-9 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
l.Autumn In New York  (Vernon Duke)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
         
 

Omit Scott Hamilton (ts) on l.

The track "Autumn In New York" was performed by the trio before Hamilton arrived for the session but was not included in the original issue CD (Smoke Gets In Your Eyes).


Date: April 1-2, 2002
Location: Nola Studios, New York City

Eddie Higgins, Akiko Osada (ldr), Don Sickler (t), Masao Suzuki (cl), Eddie Higgins (p), Jay Leonhart (b), Joe Ascione (d), Akiko Osada (v)

a.Where Or When - 04:22  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b.A Time For Love - 02:50  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
c.Cry Me A River - 05:05  (Arthur Hamilton)
d.Memories Of You - 03:30  (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf)
e.The Shining Sea - 05:03  (Johnny Mandel, Peggy Lee)
f.Willow Weep For Me - 05:22  (Ann Ronell)
g.Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - 03:41  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
h.The Man I Love - 04:37  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
i.As Long As I Live - 03:22  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
j.I Wish You Love - 04:25  (Charles Trenet, Albert Beach)
k.Ain't Misbehavin' - 02:47  (Thomas "Fats" Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
l.Stairway To The Stars - 05:10  (Frank Signorelli, Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish)
m.Dream A Little Dream Of Me - 03:45  (Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andree)
n.A Child Is Born - 03:15  (Thad Jones, Alec Wilder)
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) CD: None - A Time For Love: The Eddie Higgins Trio With Akiko Osada II

Don Sickler (t) on c, f, g, k only. Masao Suzuki (cl) on d, i only. Omit Jay Leonhart (b) on b, n. Omit Joe Ascione (d) on b, n.

Akiko Osada sings on all tracks; Don Sickler plays on tracks 3, 6, 7 and 11; Masao Suzuki plays on tracks 4 and 9; Higgins and Osada team on tracks 2 and 14 without the bass and drums.


Date: September 24-25, 2002
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Jay Leonhart (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a.The Peacocks  (Jimmy Rowles)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
b.Moonlight Becomes You - 05:06  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
c.More Than You Know - 05:16  (Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu, Vincent Youmans)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
d.Nardis - 04:31  (Miles Davis)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
e.Over The Rainbow - 04:57  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. "Yip" Harburg)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
f.Dear Old Stockholm - 05:59  (Stan Getz)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ - Feelin' The Romantic Nights
g.I Remember Clifford - 05:17  (Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
h.You And The Night And The Music - 06:19  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1007 - I.W. Harper Urban Night
i.If You Could See Me Now - 05:30  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
j.Again - 04:48  (Lionel Newman, Dorcas Cochran)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
k.We'll Be Together Again - 04:02  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
l.Witchcraft - 07:11  (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
m.It Never Entered My Mind - 05:22  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
n.Stella By Starlight - 05:19  (Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
o.Blame It On My Youth - 04:45  (Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35312 - Dear Old Stockholm
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-6 - Dear Old Stockholm
         
 


Date: September 26-27, 2002
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City

Scott Hamilton (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Steve Gilmore (b), Bill Goodwin (d)

a.My Foolish Heart - 05:25  (Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19119 - My Foolish Heart, Vol. 2
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
b.Russian Lullaby - 07:54  (Irving Berlin)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19119 - My Foolish Heart, Vol. 2
     Venus (Japan) CD: VS 001 - Bravo! Venus Vol.1
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
c.What Is There To Say - 05:35  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. "Yip" Harburg)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
d.That Old Black Magic - 05:17  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
e.Skylark - 05:53  (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19119 - My Foolish Heart, Vol. 2
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
f.Night And Day - 05:44  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19119 - My Foolish Heart, Vol. 2
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
g.Embraceable You - 06:22  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19119 - My Foolish Heart, Vol. 2
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
h.Am I Blue - 05:59  (Grant Clarke, Harry Akst)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
i.These Foolish Things - 06:05  (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1007 - I.W. Harper Urban Night
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
j.The More I See You - 06:18  (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
k.The Song Is You - 05:42  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
l.This Love Of Mine - 06:23  (Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19119 - My Foolish Heart, Vol. 2
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35316 - My Foolish Heart
m.Tenderly  (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19119 - My Foolish Heart, Vol. 2
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1002 - Tenderly: The Best Of Eddie Higgins
         
 

Omit Steve Gilmore (b) on m. Omit Bill Goodwin (d) on m.


Date: July 4, 2003
Location: BST Studio, Tokyo

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p)

a.When You Wish Upon A Star - 03:49  (Ned Washington, Leigh Harline)
b.My Funny Valentine - 05:34  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c.Detour Ahead - 05:44  (Herb Ellis, Lou Carter, Johnny Frigo)
d.Beautiful Love - 03:21  (Haven Gillespie, Victor Popular Young, Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne)
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
e.Dance Only With Me - 03:55  (Betty Comden, Jule Styne, Adolph Green)
f.Danny Boy (aka Londonderry Air) - 04:59  (Traditional)
g.All This And Heaven Too - 04:21  (Edgar DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen)
h.Yellow Days - 04:34  (Alarcon Alvaro Carrillo, Alan Bernstein)
i.Skylark - 03:56  (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
j.Again - 04:04  (Lionel Newman, Dorcas Cochran)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35309 - The Very Best Piano Album Performances
k.You Don't Know What Love Is - 05:22  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
l.Over The Rainbow - 04:15  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. "Yip" Harburg)
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1001 - You Don't Know What Love Is


Date: July 6-7, 2003
Location: Kochi Studio, Ogatamura, Akita, Japan

Eiji Kitamura (ldr), Eiji Kitamura (cl), Scott Hamilton (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Kouji Tohyama (b)

a.It's Been A Long, Long Time - 05:07  (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
b.Lover Come Back To Me - 09:06  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg)
c.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 07:03  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
d.Georgia On My Mind - 04:38  (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell)
e.Autumn Leaves - 08:22  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
f.Mathilda - 05:17  (Eiji Kitamura)
g.L-O-V-E - 05:46  (Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler)
h.Old Ragged Cross - 08:01  (Traditional)
i.Someday Sweetheart - 07:19  (Benjamin Spikes, John Spikes)
j.Memories Of You - 04:30  (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf)
k.Back Home Again In Indiana - 04:08  (James Hanley, Ballard MacDonald)
All titles on: -     Jazz Cook (Japan) CD: JCCD-0009 - Vintage


Date: August 26-27, 2003
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Dick Lieb (con, a), Eddie Higgins (a, p), Joe Locke (vib), Joe Cohn (g), Edith Hines, Harumi Rhodes, Svetlana Tsoneva (vn), Charles Curtis, Andre Emelianoff (clo), Shmuel Katz, Lois Martin (vl), Jay Leonhart (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a.What Is There To Say - 04:16  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. "Yip" Harburg)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19128 - Moonlight Becomes You
b.Moonlight Becomes You - 05:06  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19128 - Moonlight Becomes You
c.The Folks Who Live On The Hill - 07:32  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19128 - Moonlight Becomes You
d.If I Should Lose You - 04:11  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19128 - Moonlight Becomes You
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
e.How Deep Is The Ocean - 04:15  (Irving Berlin)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19128 - Moonlight Becomes You
f.Have You Met Miss Jones? - 03:54  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g.I'll Be Around - 06:19  (Alec Wilder)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19128 - Moonlight Becomes You
h.The Nearness Of You - 04:51  (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19128 - Moonlight Becomes You
i.Be Careful, It's My Heart - 05:05  (Irving Berlin)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19128 - Moonlight Becomes You
j.When April Comes - 04:00  (Eddie Higgins)
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) CD: TKGV-1003 - Moonlight Becomes You


Date: December 20-21, 2003
Location: The Firefly Club, Ann Arbor, MI

Tom Saunders (ldr), Tom Saunders (c, v), Russ Phillips (tb, v), Chuck Hedges (cl), Jim Galloway (ss), Eddie Higgins (p), Paul Keller (b), Ed Metz, Jr (d)

a.Riverboat Shuffle - 06:12  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
b.Emaline - 05:52  (Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
c.Don't Forget Our Monday Date - 04:46  (Earl Kenneth "Fatha" Hines)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
d.Snowfall - 06:16  (Ruth Thornhill, Claude Thornhill)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
e.I've Found A New Baby - 05:12  (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
f.Over The Rainbow - 06:25  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. "Yip" Harburg)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
g.On The Alamo - 05:50  (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
h.After You've Gone - 05:35  (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
i.A Hundred Years From Today - 06:14  (Victor Popular Young, Ned Washington, Joseph Young)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
j.Careless Love - 07:19  (Spencer Williams, W. C. Handy)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
k.Azalea - 04:58  (Edward Kennedy Ellington)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
l.Momma's Gone Goodbye - 06:55  (Peter Bocage, Armand J. Piron)
     PKO Records CD: 026 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 1
m.China Boy - 05:01  (Dick Winfree, Phil Boutelje)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
n.Singin' The Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) - 05:45  (Con Conrad, J. Russell Robinson, Samuel M. Lewis, Joseph Young)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
o.Limehouse Blues - 05:18  (Philip Braham, Douglas Furber)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
p.Too Late Now - 06:37  (Burton Lane, Alan Lerner)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
q.Jubilee - 03:34  (Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Adams)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
r.There'll Be Some Changes Made - 05:01  (W. Benton Overstreet, Billy Higgins)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
s.Memphis Blues - 07:46  (W. C. Handy, George A. Norton)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
t.If Dreams Come True - 05:20  (Benny Goodman, Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
u.Beale Street Blues - 05:42  (W. C. Handy)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
v.Old Folks - 04:47  (Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
w.How Come You Do Me Like You Do - 06:25  (Gene Austin, Roy Bergere)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
x.Sunday - 05:40  (Chester Conn, Bennie Krueger, Ned Miller, Jule Styne)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
y.You're Lucky To Me - 05:35  (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf)
     PKO Records CD: 035 - Tom Saunders' Midwest All Stars Live At The Firefly, Vol. 2
         
 

Omit Tom Saunders (ldr) on d, f, h, i, k, p, t. Omit Tom Saunders (c) on d, f, h, k, p, t, v. Omit Russ Phillips (tb) on d, f, h, i, p, t, v. Omit Chuck Hedges (cl) on d, f, i, k, p, t, v. Omit Jim Galloway (ss) on d, h, i, k, t. Russ Phillips (v) on k only. Tom Saunders (v) on c, i, v only.


Date: July 6-8, 2004
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Jay Leonhart (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a.If Dreams Come True - 05:52  (Benny Goodman, Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19138 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 1
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
b.Summertime - 05:27  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Ira Gershwin)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19138 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 1
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35357 - Standard Higgins
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
c.It's All Right With Me - 06:14  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19138 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 1
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35363 - The Standard On Jazz Piano Trio
d.Moon And Sand - 03:11  (Alec Wilder, Mortimer S. Palitz, William C. Engvick)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19138 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 1
e.Minor Swing - 03:13  (Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
f.I Will Wait For You - 05:40  (Michel Jean LeGrand, Jacques Louis Demy, Norman Gimbel)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19139 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 2
g.A Weekend In Havana - 03:30  (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19138 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 1
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ - Relaxin' On A Weekend Afternoon
h.Into The Memory - 03:25  (C. Mun)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19138 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 1
i.St. Louis Blues - 04:00  (W. C. Handy)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19139 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 2
j.Shinjuku Twilight - 04:30  (Eddie Higgins)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19139 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 2
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35405 - Ten Pianists And Ten Colors
k.Frenesi - 04:51  (Alberto Dominguez, Leonard Whitcup)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19139 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 2
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
l.Nightingale - 05:19  (Xavier Cugat, George Rosner, Fred Wise)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19139 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 2
m.Caravan - 03:54  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19139 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 2
n.Days Of Wine And Roses - 06:47  (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19139 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 2
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35342 - If Dreams Come True


Date: July 7-8, 2004
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Jay Leonhart (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a.Let It Snow - 03:36  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19156 - Christmas Songs I
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
b.The Christmas Song - 05:10  (Mel (Melvin Howard) Torme, Robert Wells)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19156 - Christmas Songs I
c.I'll Be Home For Christmas - 04:24  (Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19156 - Christmas Songs I
d.God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - 04:30  (Traditional)
e.Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - 03:29  (Haven Gillespie, J. Fred Coots)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19156 - Christmas Songs I
f.O Little Town Of Bethlehem - 04:44  (Lewis H. Redner, Phillips Brooks)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35356 - Ballad Higgins
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19139 - If Dreams Come True, Vol. 2
     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0603 - Ballad & Standard Higgins
g.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - 04:14  (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19156 - Christmas Songs I
h.The Christmas Waltz - 03:20  (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19156 - Christmas Songs I
i.White Christmas - 04:38  (Irving Berlin)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19156 - Christmas Songs I
j.Winter Wonderland - 06:11  (Felix Bernard, Richard Smith)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19156 - Christmas Songs I
k.Deck The Halls (With Boughs Of Holly) - 03:37  (Traditional)
l.Sleigh Ride - 03:48  (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19156 - Christmas Songs I
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35340 - Christmas Songs I

The Christmas Waltz by the Eddie Higgins Trio appeared in the soundtrack of the movie "The Holiday."


Date: September 7-8, 2004
Location: Digital Brothers Studio, Costa Mesa, CA

Vince Bartel (ldr), Dan Barrett (a, c, tb), Russ Phillips (tb), Allan Vache (cl), Eddie Higgins (p), David Stone (b), Vince Bartel (d)

a.You're Lucky To Me - 04:53  (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf)
b.Brownsburg Blues - 05:11  (Eddie Higgins)
c.'S Wonderful - 04:35  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d.Solitude - 04:17  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Edgar DeLange, Irving Mills)
e.If Dreams Come True - 05:21  (Benny Goodman, Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson)
f.I Never Knew - 04:28  (Gus Kahn, Ted Fiorito)
g.Don't Worry 'Bout Me - 05:09  (Ted Koehler, Rube Bloom)
h.Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen - 06:58  (Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn, Sholom Secunda, Jacob Jacobs)
i.When A Woman Loves A Man - 04:40  (Johnny Mercer, Bernard D. "Bernie" Hanighen)
j.Oh! You Beautiful Doll - 04:46  (Nat D. Ayer, A. Seymour Brown)
k.Bernie's Tune - 07:36  (Bernie Miller, Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller)
l.Two For The Road - 03:13  (Leslie Bricusse, Henry Mancini)
m.The Song Is Ended - 04:38  (Irving Berlin)
All titles on: -     Vince Bartel Recordings CD: VBR 001 - Vince Bartel's All-Stars, Vol. 1

Omit Vince Bartel (ldr) on e, g, i, l. Dan Barrett (a) on d, j only. Omit Dan Barrett (c) on e, g, j, l. Dan Barrett (tb) on j only. Omit Russ Phillips (tb) on e, g, i, l. Omit Allan Vache (cl) on e, i, l. Omit David Stone (b) on l. Omit Vince Bartel (d) on l.



Although the CD issue for this session (as well its companion Volume 2) are titled "Vince Bartel's All-Stars," the subtitle is "The Migrant Jazz Workers." This was a sobriquet I suggested as an apt description of a group of musicians, hailing from all corners of the country, recording in Costa Mesa, CA, after coming together on the jazz festival trail. E.H.


Date: September 11-12, 2004
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Scott Hamilton (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Jay Leonhart (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - 06:57  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19148 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 1
b.I'm A Fool To Want You - 03:51  (Jack Wolf, Joel S. Herron, Frank Sinatra)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19148 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 1
c.When Sunny Gets Blue - 04:50  (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19148 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 1
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19149 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 2
d.Alone Together - 07:03  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19148 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 1
e.My Funny Valentine - 03:34  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19149 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 2
f.It's All Right With Me - 07:48  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19149 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 2
g.Stardust - 07:06  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19149 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 2
h.I Only Have Eyes For You - 06:40  (Al Dubin, Harry Warren)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19148 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 1
i.Don't Explain - 06:56  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19148 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 1
j.On A Slow Boat To China - 07:08  (Frank Loesser)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19149 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 2
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
k.Imagination - 05:19  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19149 - My Funny Valentine, Vol. 2
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35348 - My Funny Valentine
-     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35193 - My Funny Valentine
-     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV 35141 - My Funny Valentine


Date: September 24-25, 2004
Location: The Firefly Club, Ann Arbor, MI

Eddie Higgins (p), Paul Keller (b), Ed Metz, Jr (d)

a.Speak Low - 08:09  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
b.Stella By Starlight - 08:03  (Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
c.What A Difference A Day Makes - 06:01  (Maria Grever, Stanley Adams)
d.Sleigh Ride - 04:37  (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)
e.Beautiful Love - 06:56  (Haven Gillespie, Victor Popular Young, Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne)
f.What Am I Here For? - 23:23  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Frankie Laine)
g.Sophisticated Lady  (Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish, Edward Kennedy Ellington)
h.I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills, John Redmond, Henry Nemo)
i.Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Bob Russell)
j.Just Squeeze Me (aka Subtle Slough)  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Lee Gaines)
k.Caravan  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol)
l.Mood Indigo  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills, Barney Bigard)
m.Take The "A" Train  (William Thomas Strayhorn)
n.I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful - 05:09  (Harry Ruskin, Henry Sullivan)
o.Singin' The Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) - 03:29  (Con Conrad, J. Russell Robinson, Samuel M. Lewis, Joseph Young)
p.St. Louis Blues - 04:41  (W. C. Handy)
All titles on: -     PKO Records CD: 032 - Live At The Firefly


Date: October 14, 2004
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City

Nicole Henry (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Jay Leonhart (b), Joe Ascione (d), Nicole Henry (v)

a.Lover Come Back To Me - 03:52  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19157 - Teach Me Tonight
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
b.Blue Skies - 03:25  (Irving Berlin)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19157 - Teach Me Tonight
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
c.Teach Me Tonight - 04:34  (Sammy Cahn, Gene DePaul)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19157 - Teach Me Tonight
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ - Feelin' The Romantic Nights
d.Blame It On My Youth - 05:10  (Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19157 - Teach Me Tonight
     Venus (Japan) CD: VS 001 - Bravo! Venus Vol.1
e.I've Got You Under My Skin - 03:38  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19157 - Teach Me Tonight
f.Angel Eyes - 06:56  (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19157 - Teach Me Tonight
g.Summer Wind - 03:27  (Johnny Mercer, Heinz Meier, Hans Bradtke)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ - Relaxin' On A Weekend Afternoon
h.Cry Me A River - 05:38  (Arthur Hamilton)
i.Night And Day - 03:45  (Cole Porter)
j.You Don't Know What Love Is - 05:37  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19157 - Teach Me Tonight
k.'S Wonderful - 03:28  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19157 - Teach Me Tonight
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
l.Young At Heart - 03:37  (Johnny Richards, Carolyn Leigh)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19157 - Teach Me Tonight
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35346 - Teach Me Tonight


Date: June 8, 2005
Location: PBS Studio, Westwood, MA

Wendee Glick (ldr), Ken Peplowski (cl, ts), Dotti Anita Taylor (f), Eddie Higgins (p), Marshall Wood (b), Les Harris, Jr (d), Wendee Glick (v)

a.Blue Skies - 03:15  (Irving Berlin)
b.Rainbow Connection - 04:42  (Paul H. Williams, Kenneth Lee Ascher)
c.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - 04:52  (Cole Porter)
d.Look For The Silver Lining - 03:22  (Jerome Kern, Buddy G. DeSylva)
e.Blue Moon - 04:55  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
f.What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life - 05:10  (Michel Jean LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
All titles on: -     Jazzy Plus CD: 501-111 - True Colors

Ken Peplowski (cl) on d, e only. Ken Peplowski (ts) on a only. Dotti Anita Taylor (f) on b, c only. Omit Marshall Wood (b) on f. Omit Les Harris, Jr (d) on f.


Date: June 18-21, 2005
Location: Clinton Studio, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Jay Leonhart (b), Mark Taylor (d)

a.I Concentrate On You - 04:50  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
b.Yesterdays - 03:46  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
c.A Fine Romance - 05:18  (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
d.Girl Talk - 03:30  (Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
e.September In The Rain - 04:49  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
f.I Fall In Love Too Easily - 04:14  (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
g.Gypsy In My Soul - 03:37  (Clay A. Boland, M. Jaffe)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
h.Born To Be Blue - 05:35  (Mel (Melvin Howard) Torme, Robert Wells)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
i.Here's That Rainy Day - 03:21  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
j.Exactly Like You - 04:36  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
k.Willow Weep For Me - 06:54  (Ann Ronell)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
l.I'll Remember April - 04:23  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
m.In Love In Vain - 06:35  (Jerome Kern, Leo Robin)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35385 - A Fine Romance
n.I Could Write A Book - 04:27  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
o.Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry - 05:55  (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
p.April In Paris - 04:16  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. "Yip" Harburg)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
q.Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 05:36  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
r.A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening - 04:07  (Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
s.Gentle Rain - 04:40  (Luiz Floriano Bonfa)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
t.I Get A Kick Out Of You - 05:29  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
u.Serenade In Blue - 05:00  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
v.Why Was I Born - 03:30  (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
w.Come Rain Or Come Shine - 03:53  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
x.The Way You Look Tonight - 04:55  (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
y.Moonlight Serenade - 05:04  (Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
z.It Might As Well Be Spring - 03:38  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35386 - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
aa.Secret Love - 04:26  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
ab.I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You - 06:01  (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
ac.Star Eyes - 04:33  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
ad.'Round Midnight - 05:36  (Bernard D. "Bernie" Hanighen, Thelonious Sphere Monk, Cootie (Charles) Williams)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
ae.East Of The Sun - 04:51  (Brooks Bowman)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
af.Always - 04:22  (Irving Berlin)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
ag.Blue And Sentimental - 05:59  (William "Count" Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
ah.I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart - 06:04  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills, John Redmond, Henry Nemo)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
ai.But Beautiful - 04:19  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
aj.Cheek To Cheek - 04:03  (Irving Berlin)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
ak.But Not For Me - 05:24  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
al.Avalon - 04:22  (Vincent Rose, Al Jolson, Buddy G. DeSylva)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35409 - Secret Love
am.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 04:46  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
an.All The Things You Are - 05:53  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
ao.Lover Man - 04:58  (Roger Ramirez, James Edward Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
ap.Like Someone In Love - 06:31  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
aq.Historia De Un Amor - 04:05  (Carlos Eleta Almaran)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
ar.Anything Goes - 04:38  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
as.In A Sentimental Mood - 04:39  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
at.In The Still Of The Night - 04:28  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
au.Georgia On My Mind - 04:49  (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
av.Blue Bossa - 04:10  (Kenny Dorham, Beverly Kelly)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
aw.You Are Too Beautiful - 04:50  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
ax.I'll Be Seeing You - 05:08  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35413 - You Are Too Beautiful
         
 

Omit Eddie Higgins (ldr) on am, an, ao, ap, aq, ar, as, at, au, av, aw, ax. Omit Eddie Higgins (p) on am, an, ao, ap, aq, ar, as, at, au, av, aw, ax. Omit Jay Leonhart (b) on am, an, ao, ap, aq, ar, as, at, au, av, aw, ax. Omit Mark Taylor (d) on am, an, ao, ap, aq, ar, as, at, au, av, aw, ax.

The notes from the albums generated by this session, specifically " A Fine Romance" (Venus TKCV 35385), "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening" (Venus TKCV 35386), "Secret Love" (Venus TKCV-35409) and "You Are Too Beautiful" (Venus TKCV- 35413) all erroneously date the session as October 14-17, 2006.


Date: September 6-7, 2005
Location: Digital Brothers Studio, Costa Mesa, CA

Vince Bartel (ldr), Dan Barrett (c, tb, v), Russ Phillips (tb), Allan Vache (cl), Eddie Higgins (p), Jennifer Leitham (b), Vince Bartel (d)

a.Softly As In A Morning Sunrise - 06:19  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b.Singin' The Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) - 06:14  (Con Conrad, J. Russell Robinson, Samuel M. Lewis, Joseph Young)
c.Taking A Chance On Love - 05:31  (Vernon Duke, John LaTouche, Ted Fetter)
d.I Got It Bad - 04:55  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
e.I Remember You - 06:43  (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger)
f.But Beautiful - 04:09  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
g.Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me - 05:25  (Arthur Swanstone, Charles McCarron, Carey Morgan)
h.What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 05:18  (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
i.Moonlight In Vermont - 05:49  (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
j.Behave Yourself! - 05:22  (Christian Rudolph "Buddy" Ebsen, Lew Spence)
k.A Night In Tunisia - 07:32  (John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Jon Hendricks)
l.America The Beautiful - 02:37  (Katherine Lee Bates, Samuel Ward)
m.Blue Lou - 05:28  (Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson)
All titles on: -     Vince Bartel Recordings CD: VBR 002 - Vince Bartel's All-Stars, Vol. 2

Omit Dan Barrett (c) on d, f, h, i, l. Dan Barrett (tb) on d only. Omit Russ Phillips (tb) on h, i, l. Omit Allan Vache (cl) on d, f, h, l. Dan Barrett (v) on j only.


Date: November 14-15, 2005
Location: The Studio, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p), Sean Smith (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a.Begin The Beguine - 05:03  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19158 - Amor
     Venus (Japan) CD: VS 001 - Bravo! Venus Vol.1
b.The Moon Was Yellow - 03:50  (Fred E. Ahlert, Edgar Leslie)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19158 - Amor
c.Tristeza De Amor - 04:46  (Zafra Luis Roberto, Geraldo Vandfre)
d.Pensativa - 06:26  (Clare Fischer)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19158 - Amor
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
e.Historia De Un Amor - 04:08  (Carlos Eleta Almaran)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19158 - Amor
f.Jalousie - 05:06  (Winifred May, Vera Bloom, Jacob Gade)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19158 - Amor
g.Carinhoso - 03:52  (Joao De Barro, Pixinguinha)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19158 - Amor
h.Amor - 05:20  (Sunny Skylar, Gabriel Ruiz)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19158 - Amor
i.Perfidia - 04:44  (Alberto Dominguez, Xavier Cugat, William H. Heagney)
j.Morning - 05:36  (Clare Fischer)
     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKJV-19158 - Amor
k.Copacabana Night - 04:40  (Eddie Higgins)
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) LP 12": TKCV-35542 - Amor
-     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35369 - Amor


Date: March 25-26, 2006
Location: The Studio, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Ken Peplowski (cl, ts), Scott Hamilton (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), Jay Leonhart (b), Ben Riley (d)

a.It's Magic - 07:40  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35383 - It's Magic
b.I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You - 06:49  (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35383 - It's Magic
c.I Got It Bad - 05:10  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35383 - It's Magic
d.Mood Indigo - 05:38  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills, Barney Bigard)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35383 - It's Magic
e.I Never Knew - 05:28  (Gus Kahn, Ted Fiorito)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35383 - It's Magic
f.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 07:00  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35383 - It's Magic
g.Autumn Leaves I - 05:11  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35383 - It's Magic
h.I'll Never Be The Same - 08:44  (Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Gus Kahn)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35383 - It's Magic
i.The Touch Of Your Lips - 06:25  (Ray Noble)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35383 - It's Magic
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
j.Autumn Leaves II - 05:26  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35383 - It's Magic
k.Suddenly - 04:32  (Eddie Higgins)
l.'Round Midnight - 06:47  (Bernard D. "Bernie" Hanighen, Thelonious Sphere Monk, Cootie (Charles) Williams)
m.I'll Close My Eyes - 06:29  (Buddy Kaye, William Gordon Reid)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VNSJ-1005 - Relaxin' At The Lounge With Eddie Higgins
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35400 - It's Magic

Ken Peplowski (cl) on b, d, f, h, j only. Omit Scott Hamilton (ts) on m. Omit Ken Peplowski (ts) on b, d, f, h, j, l.

Venus issue TKCV-35400 is a double CD album.


Date: May 24, 2006
Location: The Studio, New York City

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Scott Hamilton (ts), Eddie Higgins (p), George Mraz (b), Ben Riley (d)

a.Joy To The World - 04:08  (Traditional)
b.The First Noel - 05:31  (Traditional)
c.It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - 04:00  (Richard S. Willis, Edmund H. Sears)
d.O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - 03:58  (John Mason Neale)
e.Good King Wenceslas - 03:20  (Traditional)
f.We Three Kings Of Orient Are - 04:26  (John Henry Hopkins)
g.We Wish You A Merry Christmas - 03:24  (Arthur S. Warrell)
h.Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - 03:41  (John Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn)
i.Winter Dreams - 04:54  (Eddie Higgins)
j.The Little Drummer Boy - 02:52  (Harry Simeone)
k.Silent Night - 05:36  (Joseph Mohr, Franz X. Gruber)
l.Jingle Bells - 06:29  (James S. Pierpont)
All titles on: -     Venus (Japan) CD: TKCV-35381 - Christmas Songs II


Date: August 29-30, 2008
Location: Audio City Studio, Tokyo

Eddie Higgins (ldr), Eddie Higgins (p)

a.If Dreams Come True - 03:10  (Benny Goodman, Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
b.Dancing In The Dark - 03:40  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
c.I Didn't Know About You - 04:14  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Bob Russell)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
d.How Long Has This Been Going On - 04:54  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
e.I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 03:34  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
f.Don't Explain - 04:25  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
g.Ill Wind - 03:38  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
h.In A Sentimental Mood - 04:06  (Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
i.Brownsburg Blues - 03:25  (Eddie Higgins)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
j.Corcovado (Quiet Nights) - 05:07  (Gene Lees, Antonio Carlos Jobim)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
k.Street Of Dreams - 03:39  (Victor Popular Young, Samuel M. Lewis)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
l.Time On My Hands - 03:13  (Vincent Youmans, Mack Gordon, Harold Adamson)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
m.My One And Only Love - 05:24  (Guy B. Wood, Robert Mellin)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
n.The Things We Did Last Summer - 05:53  (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
o.By Myself - 03:34  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1015 - Standards By Request 2nd Day
p.It's Magic - 04:51  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
q.Easy Living - 03:38  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
r.Gone With The Wind - 03:42  (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
s.I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues - 03:46  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
t.Dear Old Stockholm - 02:52  (Stan Getz)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
u.I Thought About You - 04:07  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
v.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - 03:29  (Cole Porter)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
w.My Old Flame - 04:45  (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
x.Once Upon A Summertime - 03:48  (Johnny Mercer, Michel Jean LeGrand, Eddie Bacri)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
y.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - 03:55  (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
z.Retrato Em Branco E Preto (aka: Zingaro; Portrait In Black And White) - 03:58  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
aa.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - 05:08  (David A. Mann, Bob Hilliard)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
ab.The Man I Love - 03:36  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
ac.These Foolish Things - 04:18  (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
ad.Stella By Starlight - 04:05  (Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
     Venus (Japan) CD: VHCD-1014 - Standards By Request 1st Day
All titles on: -     Kang & Music (Korea) CD: KACD 0825 - Standards By Request 1st & 2nd Day