Bill Kirchner Discography
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Date: between August 22 and September 2, 1968
Location: Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH
Label: Coronet Recording Co.

All-Ohio Boys Band (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ts), Bud Burridge (t), Joe Ong (d), Jack Tongring (con)

a. Beautiful Ohio(Mary Earl, Ballard MacDonald)
b. Cute(Neal Hefti) / arr: Neal Hefti
c. Sunday Morning(Neal Hefti) / arr: Neal Hefti
d. Downtown(Tony Hatch)
e. I Left My Heart In San Francisco(Douglass Cross, George Cory)
f. Goin' Out Of My Head(Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein)
g. Dear Heart(Henry Mancini, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
h. Up, Up And Away(Jimmy Webb)
i. Somethin' Stupid(Carson Parks)
All titles on: Coronet Recording Co. LP 12"- — 1968 Ohio State Fair   

The All-Ohio Boys Band Dance Band was a standard big band taken from 300-member concert band - other personnel unknown.

Bill Kirchner solos on g.


Date: between August 21 and September 1,1969
Location: Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH
Label: Coronet Recording Co.

All-Ohio Boys Band (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ts), Bud Burridge (t), Jack Tongring (con)

a. Another One Of Them(Hale Rood)
b. Night Life(Willie Nelson, Walter Breeland, Paul Buskirk)
c. Ambrosiado(Warren Barker) / arr: Warren Barker
d. Come Thursday(Lyle 'Skitch' Henderson)
e. Switch In Time(Sammy Nestico) / arr: Sammy Nestico
f. The Queen Bee(Sammy Nestico) / arr: Sammy Nestico
g. Watch What Happens(Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy, Norman Gimbel)
h. Dot-Dash(Tommy Newsom, Carl 'Doc' Severinsen)
All titles on: Coronet Recording Co. LP 12"- — 1969 Ohio State Fair   

The All-Ohio Boys Band Dance Band was a standard big band taken from 300-member concert band - other personnel unknown.

Bill Kirchner solos on b. f. g.


Date: between August 27 and September 7, 1970
Location: Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH
Label: Coronet Recording Co.

All-Ohio Boys Band (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ts), Jack Tongring (con)

a. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy(Josef Zawinul)
b. Big Spender(Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields)
c. Joey's Song(Joe Reisman, Sammy Gallop)
d. Pan
e. Falcons Away(Charles V. Gardner)
f. That Warm Feeling(Sammy Nestico) / arr: Sammy Nestico
g. Fun Time(Sammy Nestico) / arr: Sammy Nestico
h. Hay Burner(Sammy Nestico) / arr: Sammy Nestico
i. Hawaii Five-O(Morton Stevens)

The All-Ohio Boys Band Stage Band was a standard big band taken from 300-member concert band - other personnel unknown.

Bill Kirchner solos on e.


Date: July 31, 1973
Location: Wick Park, Youngstown, OH
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, sss, ts), Don Ambrose (vib, d), Sam D'Angelo (ep), Jeff Bremer (b)

a. 01 Stolen Moments(Oliver Nelson)
b. 02 Wee Tina(Ed Shaughnessy)
c. 03 Sunny(Bobby Hebb)
d. 04 Double Clutching(Chuck Israels)
e. 05 Lennie's Pennies(Lennie Tristano)
f. 06 Love Moods(Federico Mompou)
g. 07 St. Thomas(Traditional, Sonny Rollins)
h. 08 Here's That Rainy Day(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
i. 09 Dancing(Jerry Herman)
j. 10 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar)
k. 11 I Got Rhythm(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
l. 11 Dexterity(Charlie Parker)
m. 12 Melody From Suite For Piano(Robert Witt)

k, l performed as medley.

Bill Kirchner (f) on c, f, m, (cl) on j, (sss) on a, h, (ts) on b, d-e, g, i, k-l; Don Ambrose (vib) on d, j, m, (d) on a-i, k-l; Sam D'Angelo (ep) on a-l; Jeff Bremer (b) on a-l.


Date: June 25, 1974
Location: Wick Park, Youngstown, OH
Label: [private recording]

Sam D'Angelo, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Joe Danko (f, bcl, bar), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, sss, ts), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ss, ts), Andy Domenick (t), Sam Mazzupappa (t, vtb), Gerry Ascione (frh), Don Ambrose (vib, per), Sam D'Angelo (ep, syn), Jon Andrews (b), Jim Groth (d)

a. 01 The 59th Street Bridge Song(Paul Simon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Pops(Steve Zordich, Sam D'Angelo) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
c. 03 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Soon It's Gonna Rain(Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 A Taste Of Honey(Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Two Moods(Sam D'Angelo) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
g. 07 Enchantress(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Blue Serge(Mercer Ellington) / arr: Emin Findikoglu
i. 09 Stratusphunk(George Russell) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
j. 10 Awright, Awright(Pete Jackson) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
k. 11 Wee Tina(Ed Shaughnessy) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
l. 12 Fink(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
m. 13 Interaction For Ten Instruments(Sam D'Angelo) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
n. 14 Way To Go Out(Phil Urso) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Date: October 9, 1974
Location: Smith Auditorium, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, sss, ts), Harold Danko (p, ep), Noah Young [aka Richard Youngstein] (b), Jimmy Madison (d)

a. 01 Tidal Breeze(Harold Danko)
b. 02 Mirth Song(Harold Danko)
c. 03 Fun, Foo, Free(Sam D'Angelo)
d. 04 Bessie's Blues(John Coltrane)
e. 05 Way To Go Out(Phil Urso)
f. 06 Intensity(Harold Danko)
g. 07 Iris(Wayne Shorter)
h. 08 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar)
i. 09 Enchantress(Bill Kirchner)
j. 10 Upper Manhattan Medical Group(Billy Strayhorn)

Bill Kirchner (f) on b, i, (cl) on h, (sss) on a, c, g, (ts) on d-f, j; Harold Danko (p) on b, d, f, h, j, (ep) on a, c, e, g-i.


Date: August 8, 1977
Location: Alexandria Library (Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch), Alexandria, VA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Ron Elliston (ep), Wade Matthews (eb), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Close To You(Hal David, Burt Bacharach)
b. 02 Liz Anne(Cal Tjader)
c. 03 Triste(Antonio Carlos Jobim)
d. 04 Alfie's Theme(Sonny Rollins)
e. 05 Goodbye For Kathy(Dave Grusin)
f. 06 A-That's Freedom(Hank Jones)
g. 07 Demanton(Jon Eardley)

Date: summer 1977
Location: Washington, DC
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Wade Matthews (eb), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. Raincheck(Billy Strayhorn)
b. I Should Care(Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)

Location uncertain.


Date: December 12, 1977
Location: Frankie Condon's, Rockville, MD
Label: [private recording]

Mike Crotty (ldr), Bill Schremp (bcl, bar), Mike Crotty (ss, as), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Rick Parrell (as), Pete Ferrara (ts), Tim Bowen, Dave Russell, Craig Ryan, Ken Smukal (t, fh), Vaughn Nark (t, fh, vtb), Larry Farris, John Hager, Jim Templin (tb), Henry Heiser (btb), Wiley Porter (g), Paul Morawski (ep), Wade Matthews (eb), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Chalet Co-Win(Mike Barone) / arr: Mike Barone
b. 02 The Little Pixie(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
c. 03 Salina Came Home(Kim Richmond) / arr: Kim Richmond
d. 04 Los Ciros(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
e. 05 Do Have At It(Paul Kondziela) / arr: Paul Kondziela
f. 06 Sometimes In Winter(Steve Katz) / arr: Bryan Kidd
g. 07 Along Came Betty(Benny Golson) / arr: Mike Crotty
h. 08 Outrageous Mother(Phil Wilson) / arr: Phil Wilson
i. 09 The Entertainer(Scott Joplin) / arr: Mike Crotty
j. 10 [unknown title](Composer Unknown)

Group known as The Sunday Morning Jazz Band. Personnel needs confirmation. Saxophones double on various woodwinds.

Bill Kirchner (ss) solos on a. b. e. h. j.


Date: April 17, 1979
Location: New York City
Label: SteepleChase

Lee Konitz (ldr), Lee Konitz (ss, as), Ronnie Cuber (bar), John Eckert, Tom Harrell (t), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Sam Burtis (btb), Harold Danko (p), Buster Williams (b), Billy Hart (d)

a. tk 1alt Dearth Of A Nation(Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
b. tk 2 Dearth Of A Nation - 6:05(Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
SteepleChase LP 12"SCS 1119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   
SteepleChase CDSCCD 31119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   (1995)
c. tk 1alt Primrose Path(Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
d. tk 2 Primrose Path - 6:30(Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
SteepleChase LP 12"SCS 1119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   
SteepleChase CDSCCD 31119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   (1995)
e. tk 1alt Noche Triste(Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
f. tk 2 Noche Triste - 4:32(Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
SteepleChase LP 12"SCS 1119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   
SteepleChase CDSCCD 31119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   (1995)
g. tk 1 Languid - 6:11(Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
SteepleChase LP 12"SCS 1119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   
SteepleChase CDSCCD 31119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   (1995)
h. tk 1alt My Buddy(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Sy Johnson
i. alt My Buddy(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Sy Johnson
j. tk 2alt My Buddy(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Sy Johnson
k. tk 3alt My Buddy(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Sy Johnson
l. tk 4 My Buddy - 3:30(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Sy Johnson
SteepleChase LP 12"SCS 1119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   
SteepleChase CDSCCD 31119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   (1995)
m. insert My Buddy(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Sy Johnson
n. tk 1 Star Dust - 5:10(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Sy Johnson
SteepleChase LP 12"SCS 1119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   
SteepleChase CDSCCD 31119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   (1995)
o. tk 1alt Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
p. tk 2 Footprints - 7:59(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
SteepleChase LP 12"SCS 1119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   
SteepleChase CDSCCD 31119 — Yes, Yes Nonet   (1995)
q. insert Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Lee Konitz (ss) on o-q.

Trumpet overdub on master take of Dearth Of A Nation recorded on April 21, 1979.

Issued version of My Buddy includes take 4 with insert and trumpet overdub by John Eckert.

Issued version of Footprints includes insert.

Additional instrumental details needed. Cuber plays ss and Eckert and Harrell play fh on unspecified selections.


Date: April 23, 1979
Location: Frankie Condon's, Rockville, MD
Label: [private recording]

Mike Crotty (ldr), Jack Wolfe (f, cl, as), Bill Kirchner (cl, ts), Barry Weinstein (cl, as), Bill Schremp (bcl, bar), Mike Crotty (ts, bsx, con), Pete Ferrara (ts), Tim Bowen, Tony Ebersole, George Horan, Dave Russell (t), Doug Elliott, Larry Farris, John Hager (tb), Wiley Porter (g), Paul Morawski (p), Paul Langosch (b), Mark Hynes (d), Bob Drummond, Toni Wilson (v)

a. I - 01 A Night In Tunisia(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) / arr: Dizzy Gillespie
b. I - 02 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) / arr: George Handy
c. I - 03 Two Spoos In An Igloo(Boyd Raeburn, Edwin Finckel) / arr: Eddie Finckel
d. I - 04 Out Of This World(Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen) / arr: George Handy
e. I - 05 How High The Moon(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis) / arr: Johnny Richards
f. I - 06 Yerxa(George Handy, Hal McKusick) / arr: George Handy
g. I - 07 Blue Skies(Irving Berlin) / arr: Johnny Richards
h. I - 08 Memphis In June(Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: George Handy
i. I - 09 Groovin' High(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Eddie Finckel
j. I - 10 Casa Blanca [aka Bagdad](Juan Tizol) / arr: Duke Ellington
k. I - 11 Star Dust(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: George Williams
l. I - 12 Forgetful(George Handy, Jack Segal) / arr: George Handy
m. I - 13 Dalvatore Sally(George Handy) / arr: George Handy
n. II - 01 Tonsillectomy(George Handy, Hal McKusick) / arr: George Handy
o. II - 02 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Clarence Gaskill) / arr: George Handy
p. II - 03 Prelude To The Dawn(Joseph Myrow) / arr: Johnny Richards
q. II - 04 Bernie's Tune [aka Bobby Sox](Bernie Miller, Bobby Lehman) / arr: Bobby Lehman
r. II - 05 Foolish Little Boy(George Handy) / arr: George Handy
s. II - 06 There's No You(George Durgom, Hal Hopper, Tom Adair) / arr: George Handy
t. II - 07 Wanting You(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Johnny Richards
u. II - 08 The Early Boyd(Edwin Finckel) / arr: Eddie Finckel
v. II - 09 Rip Van Winkle(George Handy, Howard Leeds, Bob Wells) / arr: George Handy
w. II - 10 Dalvatore Sally(George Handy) / arr: George Handy

Bob Drummond (v) on d, l, s; Toni Wilson (v) on b, e, h, k, o, v.

Group known as The Sunday Morning Jazz Band. Concert titled "Music Of Boyd Raeburn".

Personnel needs confirmation. Additional personnel (2 frh, hrp) unknown.


Date: May 13, 1979
Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum Of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Label: Smithsonian Collection

Bob Wilber (ldr), Bob Wilber (cl, ss, as), Jimmy Maxwell (t), John 'Jack' Gale (tb), Dick Hyman (p, org), Dick Wellstood (p), Major Holley (b), Panama Francis (d)

a. a-01 Caprice Rag - 3:38(James P. Johnson) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. a-05 If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight - 3:21(James P. Johnson, Henry Creamer)
c. b-01 Willow Tree - 4:03(Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. b-02 Handful Of Keys - 4:06(Thomas 'Fats' Waller) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. b-03 Jitterbug Waltz - 5:12(Thomas 'Fats' Waller) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. b-04 Minor Drag - 3:49(Thomas 'Fats' Waller) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. b-05 Snake Hips Dance - 2:44(Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf) / arr: Duke Ellington
All titles on: Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 021 — Music Of Fats Waller And James P. Johnson   (1980)

Bob Wilber (cl) on a, c, e-g, (ss) on d, (as) on c, e-g; Jimmy Maxwell (t) on c, e-g; John 'Jack' Gale (tb) on c, e-g; Dick Hyman (p) on a-b, (org) on c, e; Dick Wellstood (p) on b-g; Major Holley (b) on c, e-g; Panama Francis (d) on a, c-g.

Arrangement of b. transcribed by Marc Copland [Cohen]. Arrangements of c. and g. transcribed by Bill Kirchner.

Group known as Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble.


Date: June 20, 1979
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Smithsonian Collection

Bob Wilber (ldr), Bob Wilber (cl, ss, as), Jimmy Maxwell (t), John 'Jack' Gale (tb), Dick Hyman (p), Major Holley (b, v), Panama Francis (d)

a. a-02 Old Fashioned Love - 5:56(Cecil Mack [aka Richard C. McPherson], James P. Johnson) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. a-03 Carolina Shout(James P. Johnson) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. a-03 Snowy Morning Blues - 5:52(James P. Johnson) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. a-04 You've Got To Be Modernistic - 3:11(James P. Johnson) / arr: Bill Kirchner
All titles on: Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 021 — Music Of Fats Waller And James P. Johnson   (1980)

b, c performed as medley.

Bob Wilber (cl) on b-c, (ss) on a, (as) on b-d; Major Holley (v) on d.

Arrangement of a. transcribed by Bill Kirchner.

Group known as Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble.


Date: early 1980
Location: Washington, DC
Label: [private recording]

Marc Copland [Cohen], Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, bar), Marc Copland [Cohen] (ep)

a. 01 Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo(Bronislau Kaper, Helen Deutsch)
b. 02 Triste(Antonio Carlos Jobim)
c. 03 When I Fall In Love(Victor Young, Edward Heyman)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a, (bar) on b-c.


Date: May 9, 1980
Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum Of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Label: [private recording]

Mike Crotty (ldr), Bill Kirchner, Jack Wolfe (f, cl, as), C. J. Landry, Angelo Tompros (cl, ts), Bill Schremp (bcl, bar), Mike Crotty (ts, bsx, con), Tim Bowen, Tony Ebersole, James Howard, Steve Jones, Dave Russell, Wayne Toyne (t), Nels Magelsson, Evelyn Zeller (frh), Larry Farris, Ken Hedberg, Jim Templin (tb), Dallas Parker (btb), Jack Zucker (g), Paul Morawski (p), Paul Langosch (b), Mark Hynes, Mel Lewis (d), Larry Odom (hrp), David Allyn, Toni Wilson (v)

a. 01 Foolish Little Boy(George Handy) / arr: George Handy
b. 02 There's No You(George Durgom, Hal Hopper, Tom Adair) / arr: George Handy
c. 03 Memphis In June(Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: George Handy
d. 04 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) / arr: George Handy
e. 05 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Clarence Gaskill) / arr: George Handy
f. 06 The Early Boyd(Edwin Finckel) / arr: Eddie Finckel
g. 07 Two Spoos In An Igloo(Boyd Raeburn, Edwin Finckel) / arr: Eddie Finckel
h. 08 Yerxa(George Handy, Hal McKusick) / arr: George Handy
i. 09 The Stockinghorse(George Handy) / arr: George Handy
j. 10 Tonsillectomy(George Handy, Hal McKusick) / arr: George Handy
k. 11 Worry? No. Waltz.(George Handy) / arr: George Handy
l. 12 Dalvatore Sally(George Handy) / arr: George Handy
m. 13 Prelude To The Dawn(Joseph Myrow) / arr: Johnny Richards
n. 14 Stormy Weather(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Johnny Richards
o. 15 Rip Van Winkle(George Handy, Howard Leeds, Bob Wells) / arr: George Handy
p. 16 Where You At?(George Handy, Jack Segal) / arr: George Handy
q. 17 Forgetful(George Handy, Jack Segal) / arr: George Handy
r. 18 Picnic In The Wintertime(George Handy) / arr: George Handy
s. 19 I Only Have Eyes For You(Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: George Handy
t. 20 Out Of This World(Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen) / arr: George Handy
u. 21 A Night In Tunisia(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) / arr: Dizzy Gillespie
v. 22 Dalvatore Sally(George Handy) / arr: George Handy

Mark Hynes (d) on a-e, i-s, v; Mel Lewis (d) on f-h, t-u; David Allyn (v) on b-c, p-t; Toni Wilson (v) on c-e, o-p.

Group known as The Sunday Morning Jazz Band. Concert titled "Music Of Boyd Raeburn".

Arranger of n uncertain.


Date: May 17 & 18, 1980
Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum Of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Label: Smithsonian Collection

Gunther Schuller (ldr), Lawrence Feldman (cl, ts), Bob Wilber (ss, as), Norris Turney (as), Sal Nistico (ts), Rick Wald (bar), David Berger, Tom Harrell, Lew Soloff, Robert 'Bo' Winiker (t), Art Baron, John 'Jack' Gale (tb), Jimmy Knepper (tb, vtb), Bucky Pizzarelli (g, bj), Mike Abene (p), Major Holley (b), Jeff Brillinger (d), Beverly Rohlehr (v), Gunther Schuller (con)

a. a-01 Old Man Blues - 3:10(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
b. a-02 Night Song - 4:20(Duke Ellington) / arr: Bill Kirchner
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
c. a-03 Chant For F. D. Roosevelt [aka American Lullaby] - 3:47(Duke Ellington) / arr: Gunther Schuller
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
d. a-04 Casa Blanca [aka Bagdad] - 4:17(Juan Tizol) / arr: Duke Ellington
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
e. a-05 I'm Beginning To See The Light - 3:36(Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Harry James, Don George)
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
f. b-01 The Clothed Woman - 4:45(Duke Ellington)
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
g. b-02 Symphony In Black: Introduction And The Laborers - 2:50(Duke Ellington)
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
h. b-02 Ducky Wucky(Duke Ellington)
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
i. b-02 Jealousy(Duke Ellington)
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
j. b-02 Saddest Tale [aka Big City Blues] - 7:12(Duke Ellington)
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
k. b-02 A Hymn Of Sorrow - 1:48(Duke Ellington)
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
l. b-02 Merry-Go-Round [aka Harlem Rhythm] - 3:51(Duke Ellington)
Smithsonian Collection LP 12"N 024 — Duke Ellington's Symphony In Black And Other Works   (1981)
m. C Jam Blues(Duke Ellington)
n. Perdido(Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder)

h, i, j performed as medley.

Lawrence Feldman (cl) on a, c, e, g-n, (ts) on a-e, g-n; Bob Wilber (ss) on a, g-n, (as) on a-e, g-n; Norris Turney (as) on a-e, g-n; Sal Nistico (ts) on b-e, m-n; David Berger (t) on b-e, m-n; Tom Harrell (t) on b-e, m-n; Lew Soloff (t) on b-e, m-n; Robert 'Bo' Winiker (t) on b-e, m-n; Art Baron (tb) on a-e, g-n; John 'Jack' Gale (tb) on a-e, g-n; Jimmy Knepper (tb) on c, e, (vtb) on a-b, d, g-n; Bucky Pizzarelli (g) on b-c, e, g-n, (bj) on a; Beverly Rohlehr (v) on e, j.

Group known as Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble.

Possible that this is a collective personnel as several pieces were originally designed for smaller groups.

Old Man Blues: ss/as, cl/ts, bar, 3 t, 2 tb, g, p, b, d - confirmation needed
Night Song: 3 sx, t, p, b, d
American Lullaby: 5 sx, 5 t!, 3 tb, g, p, b, d
Casa Blanca: ??? (from Boyd Raeburn library)
I'm Beginning To See The Light: 4 t, 3 tb,
The Clothed Woman: as, bar, t, tb, p, b, d
Symphony In Black: as, as, cl/ts, bar, 3 t, 3 tbn, g, p, b, d, voc

c. listed as American Lullaby, original Duke Ellington arrangement transcribed by Marc Copland [Cohen].
Original arrangement of Night Song was transcribed by Bill Kirchner and expanded for full big band.
Other selections (except d.) transcribed and arranged by David Berger and Allan Campbell. Further details needed.

g. through l. are Symphony In Black, which includes new Ellington compositions and older pieces retitled - Ducky Wucky as "Dance", Saddest Tale as "Big City Blues", and Merry-Go-Round as "Harlem Rhythm".

The medley forms the second movement of Symphony In Black, known as "A Triangle".

C Jam Blues was performed as an encore on May 17, 1980. Perdido was performed as an encore on May 18, 1980. Details needed on additional selections from either concert.


Date: February 19, 1981
Location: Jazz Forum, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Lenny Spivak (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), John Marshall, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Mike Hall (b), Bob Wyatt (d)

a. I - 01 Stratusphunk(George Russell) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
b. I - 02 She Always Stays(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
c. I - 03 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. I - 04 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
e. I - 05 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
f. II - 01 Little Boat [aka O Barquinho](Roberto Menescal, Ronaldo Bôscoli, Buddy Kaye) / arr: Mike Crotty
g. II - 02 Fink(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
h. II - 03 Blue Serge(Mercer Ellington) / arr: Emin Findikoglu
i. II - 04 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 05 What's New(Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) / arr: Mike Crotty
k. II - 06 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
l. III - 01 Enchantress(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
m. III - 02 What It Is To Be Frank(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
n. III - 03 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
o. III - 04 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Mike Crotty
p. III - 05 Tuma(Quincy Jones) / arr: Bill Kirchner
q. III - 06 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on g, i, l, n, (f) on a, c, g, i, l, q, (cl) on a, h, p, (ss) on c, i, m, p-q, (as) on b-f, j-k, n-o, q; Lenny Spivak (f) on c, i, l, q, (cl) on a, g, i, m, p; Glenn Wilson (f) on c, i, l, q; John Marshall (t) on a-g, i-q, (fh) on c-d, f, h-j, l, p-q; Bill Warfield (fh) on c-d, f, i-j, l, p-q.

This was the debut performance by the nonet.

Kirchner reorchestrated k. and m. from the original arrangements.


Date: May 13, 1981
Location: Jazz Forum, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), John McNeil, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Harold Danko (p), Andy McKee (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. I - 01 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Fink(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
c. I - 03 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat(Charles Mingus) / arr: Mike Crotty
d. I - 04 Dew And Mud(Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
e. I - 05 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
f. II - 01 Deja Vu(Ted Piltzecker) / arr: Ted Piltzecker
g. II - 02 Boplicity(Miles Davis, Gil Evans) / arr: Gil Evans
h. II - 03 Street Corner Supermarket(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
i. II - 04 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 05 Stratusphunk(George Russell) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
k. III - 01 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
l. III - 02 Little Boat [aka O Barquinho](Roberto Menescal, Ronaldo Bôscoli, Buddy Kaye) / arr: Mike Crotty
m. III - 03 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
n. III - 04 She Always Stays(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
o. III - 05 Enchantress(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
p. III - 06 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
q. III - 07 What It Is To Be Frank(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson

Bill Kirchner (pic) on b, o, (f) on a-b, h-j, o, (cl) on c, e, i-j, (ss) on a, f, i, q, (as) on a, c-e, g-h, k-n, p; Ralph Lalama (f) on a, h-i, o, (cl) on b, i-j, q; Glenn Wilson (f) on a, h, o; John McNeil (t) on a-e, h-q, (fh) on a, e-g, i, k-l, o; Bill Warfield (fh) on a, e, i, k-l, o.

Warfield reorchestrated d. from the original arrangement. Kirchner reorchestrated e., p. and q. from the original arrangements.


Date: May 14, 1981
Location: Jazz Forum, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), John McNeil, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Harold Danko (p), Andy McKee (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. I - 01 Little Boat [aka O Barquinho](Roberto Menescal, Ronaldo Bôscoli, Buddy Kaye) / arr: Mike Crotty
b. I - 02 Tuma(Quincy Jones) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 She Always Stays(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
d. I - 04 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Mike Crotty
e. I - 05 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
f. II - 01 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
g. II - 02 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. II - 03 Dew And Mud(Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
i. II - 04 Deja Vu(Ted Piltzecker) / arr: Ted Piltzecker
j. III - 01 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. III - 02 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. III - 03 Street Corner Supermarket(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield

Bill Kirchner (pic) on j, (f) on g, k-l, (cl) on b, f, k, (ss) on b, g, i-k, (as) on a, c-h, l; Ralph Lalama (f) on g, k-l, (cl) on b, j-k; Glenn Wilson (f) on g, l; John McNeil (t) on a-h, j-l, (fh) on a-b, f-g, i-k; Bill Warfield (fh) on a-b, f-g, j-k.

Kirchner reorchestrated f. from the original arrangement. Warfield reorchestrated h. from the original arrangement.


Date: June 9, 1981
Location: Seventh Avenue South, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), John McNeil, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Mike Abene (p), Andy McKee (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. I - 01 She Always Stays(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
b. I - 02 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
d. I - 04 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
e. I - 05 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. II - 01 Blue Serge(Mercer Ellington) / arr: Emin Findikoglu
g. II - 02 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
h. II - 03 What's New(Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) / arr: Mike Crotty
i. II - 04 Enchantress(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 05 Stratusphunk(George Russell) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
k. II - 06 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
l. III - 01 Street Corner Supermarket(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
m. III - 02 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
n. III - 03 Little Boat [aka O Barquinho](Roberto Menescal, Ronaldo Bôscoli, Buddy Kaye) / arr: Mike Crotty
o. III - 04 What It Is To Be Frank(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson

Bill Kirchner (pic) on e, i, (f) on b, e, i-j, l-m, (cl) on f, j-k, m, (ss) on b, e, m, o, (as) on a-d, g-h, k-l, n; Ralph Lalama (f) on b, e, i, l-m, (cl) on e, j, m, o; Glenn Wilson (f) on b, e, i, l; John McNeil (fh) on b-c, e, h-i, k, m-n; Bill Warfield (fh) on b-c, e, h-i, k, m-n.

Kirchner reorchestrated g., k. and o. from the original arrangements.


Date: July 14, 1981
Location: Seventh Avenue South, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), John McNeil, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Greg Kogan (p), Andy McKee (b), Bob Wyatt (d)

a. I - 01 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Tuma(Quincy Jones) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Mike Crotty
d. I - 04 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
e. I - 05 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. II - 01 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
h. II - 02 Dew And Mud(Jimmy Heath) / arr: Jimmy Heath
i. II - 03 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
j. II - 04 Fink(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
k. II - 05 Street Corner Supermarket(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
l. III - 01 Little Boat [aka O Barquinho](Roberto Menescal, Ronaldo Bôscoli, Buddy Kaye) / arr: Mike Crotty
m. III - 02 What It Is To Be Frank(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
n. III - 03 Dreamsville(Henry Mancini, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) / arr: Mike Crotty

Bill Kirchner (pic) on d-e, j, (f) on a, e-f, j-k, (cl) on b, f, i, (ss) on a-b, e-f, m, (as) on c-d, g-i, k-l, n; Ralph Lalama (f) on a, e-f, k, (cl) on b, e-f, j, m; Glenn Wilson (f) on a, e, k; John McNeil (fh) on a-b, e-f, i, l; Bill Warfield (fh) on a-b, e-f, i, l.

Kirchner reorchestrated g., i. and m. from the original arrangements.


Date: November 5, 1981
Location: Jazz Forum, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), John McNeil, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Greg Kogan (p), Andy McKee (b), Ted Seibs (d)

a. I - 01 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Enchantress(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
d. I - 04 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
e. I - 05 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. I - 07 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield
h. II - 01 El Gaucho(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
i. II - 02 Why Do I Love You(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Manny Mendelson
j. II - 03 Tuma(Quincy Jones) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. II - 04 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Mike Crotty
l. II - 05 Street Corner Supermarket(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
m. II - 06 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
n. II - 07 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
o. III - 01 What It Is To Be Frank(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
p. III - 02 Blue Serge(Mercer Ellington) / arr: Emin Findikoglu
q. III - 03 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
r. III - 04 Dreamsville(Henry Mancini, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) / arr: Mike Crotty

Bill Kirchner (pic) on d, q, (f) on a-b, e-f, l, q, (cl) on e, j, m, p, (ss) on a, e-f, j, o, q, (as) on a, c-d, f-i, k-n, r; Ralph Lalama (f) on a-b, e-f, l, q, (cl) on e-f, j, o, q; Glenn Wilson (f) on a-b, f, l, q; John McNeil (fh) on a-c, e-f, j, m, q; Bill Warfield (fh) on a-c, e-f, h, j, m, q.

Kirchner reorchestrated m., n. and o. from the original arrangements.


Date: December 6, 1981
Location: JP's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (as), Ralph Lalama (ts), Glenn Wilson (bar), Mike Gribbroek, Bill Warfield (t), Douglas Purviance (btb), Greg Kogan (p), Andy McKee (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. Why Do I Love You(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Manny Mendelson

Date: January 31, 1982
Location: Eddie Condon's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Greg Kogan (p), Andy McKee (b), Rich De Rosa (d)

a. I - 01 Why Do I Love You(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Manny Mendelson
b. I - 02 El Gaucho(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
c. I - 03 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. I - 04 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
e. I - 05 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
f. I - 06 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Mike Crotty
g. II - 01 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. II - 02 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
i. II - 03 What It Is To Be Frank(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
j. II - 04 Stratusphunk(George Russell) / arr: Sam D'Angelo
k. II - 05 Street Corner Supermarket(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
l. II - 06 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
m. III - 01 What's New(Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) / arr: Mike Crotty
n. III - 02 Tuma(Quincy Jones) / arr: Bill Kirchner
o. III - 03 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
p. III - 04 Blue Serge(Mercer Ellington) / arr: Emin Findikoglu
q. III - 05 Little Boat [aka O Barquinho](Roberto Menescal, Ronaldo Bôscoli, Buddy Kaye) / arr: Mike Crotty
r. IV - 01 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
s. IV - 02 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
t. IV - 03 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield
u. IV - 04 Dreamsville(Henry Mancini, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) / arr: Mike Crotty

Bill Kirchner (pic) on g, o, (f) on c, g, j-l, o, r, (cl) on j, l, n, p, s, (ss) on c, g, i, l, n-o, r, t, (as) on a-h, k, m, q-u; Ralph Lalama (f) on c, g, k-l, o, r, (cl) on c, i-j, l, n-o; Glenn Wilson (f) on c, g, k, o, r; Brian Lynch (t) on a-o, q-u, (fh) on c-d, l-t; Bill Warfield (fh) on b-d, g, l-o, q-s.

Kirchner reorchestrated h., i. and s. from the original arrangements.


Date: February 19, 1982
Location: Jazz Forum, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Mike Crotty (ldr), Kenny Berger (bcl, bar), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Dick Oatts (ss, as), Mark Kirk (as), Ralph Lalama (ts), Tom Harrell, John McNeil, Joe Mosello, Simo Salminen, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Lolly Bienenfeld, Robin Eubanks, Birch Johnson (tb), Douglas Purviance (btb), Ted Seibs (vib, per), Chuck Loeb (g), Greg Kogan (p), Andy McKee (b), Charlie Braugham (d), Mike Crotty (con)

a. 01 Tidal Breeze(Harold Danko) / arr: Mike Crotty
b. 02 Once I Loved [aka O Amor Em Paz](Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Ray Gilbert) / arr: Mike Crotty
c. 03 Floating(Gerry Niewood) / arr: Mike Crotty
d. 04 Along Came Betty(Benny Golson) / arr: Mike Crotty
e. 05 Bass Is Loaded(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
f. 06 Tone Poem For A Rainy Day(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
g. 07 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
h. 08 Well, You Needn't(Thelonious Monk) / arr: Mike Crotty
i. 09 Stella By Starlight(Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: Mike Crotty
j. 10 And Grieved We All At Summer's Passing(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
k. 11 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Mike Crotty
l. 12 Quiet Resolution(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
m. 13 So What(Miles Davis) / arr: Mike Crotty
n. 14 Soul Eyes(Mal Waldron) / arr: Mike Crotty
o. 15 In Search Of The Phoenix(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
p. 16 Georgia On My Mind(Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) / arr: Mike Crotty

Saxophonists double on various woodwinds.


Date: March 15, 1982
Location: Bolognese Studio, North Merrick, NY
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Greg Kogan (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. a-02 Brother Brown - 7:50(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. b-03 Daahoud - 6:21(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield
c. b-04 What It Is To Be Frank - 4:58(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
All titles on: Sea Breeze LP 12"SB 2010 — What It Is To Be Frank   (1982)

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, (f) on a, (as) on a-b; Ralph Lalama (f) on a, (cl) on c; Glenn Wilson (f) on a; Brian Lynch (t) on a, c, (fh) on a-b; Bill Warfield (fh) on a.

Kirchner reorchestrated c. from the original big band arrangement.

LP notes: A brief part of the title track was spliced in to replace a recording distortion.

LP gives date as March 1982. Correct date from Bill Kirchner.

Soloists:
a. Lynch (t), Lalama (ts), Braugham (d)
b. Warfield (t), Wilson (bar), Lalama (ts)
c. Kirchner (ss)


Date: March 16, 1982
Location: Bolognese Studio, North Merrick, NY
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Greg Kogan (p), Andy McKee (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. a-01 On The Sunny Side Of The Street - 5:03(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
b. a-03 Milk Chocolate Princess - 7:42(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
c. b-01 Theme For Gregory - 6:44(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. b-02 Enchantress - 5:04(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
All titles on: Sea Breeze LP 12"SB 2010 — What It Is To Be Frank   (1982)

Bill Kirchner (pic) on d, (f) on c-d, (cl) on b, (ss) on c, (as) on a-c; Ralph Lalama (f) on c-d, (cl) on c; Glenn Wilson (f) on c-d; Brian Lynch (fh) on b-d; Bill Warfield (fh) on b-d.

LP notes: Unison doublings were added to color a line in Enchantress via overdub.

Kirchner reorchestrated b. from the original big band arrangement.

LP gives date as March 1982. Correct date from Bill Kirchner.

Soloists:
a. Wilson (bar), Warfield (t)
b. Purviance (btb), McKee (b), Kirchner (cl)
c. Kogan (p), Lynch (t), Kirchner (ss)
d. Kirchner (f), Kogan (p)


Date: June 27, 1982
Location: Kool Jazz Festival - State University of New York, Purchase, NY
Label: [no known recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, as), Ralph Lalama (ts), Glenn Wilson (bar), Glenn Drewes, Brian Lynch (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Greg Kogan (p), Andy McKee (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. [unknown titles](Composer Unknown)

Saxophones double on various woodwinds.


Date: summer 1982
Location: New York City
Label: [private recording]

David Berger (ldr), Ted Nash (f, as), Bill Kirchner (as), Peter Loeb, Sal Nistico (ts), Joe Temperley (bar), Danny Hayes, John McNeil, Bob Millikan, Dave Rogers (t, fh), Lolly Bienenfeld, Mike Richardson (tb), Don Mikkelsen (btb), Bill Washer (g), Mike Abene (p), David Finck (b), Dave Ratajczak (d), David Berger (con)

a. Be Nice To Me(David Berger) / arr: David Berger
b. Fancy Footwork(David Berger) / arr: David Berger
c. Calypso Madness(David Berger) / arr: David Berger
d. Zoe's Music Box Waltz(David Berger) / arr: David Berger
e. Just So(David Berger) / arr: David Berger

Publisher demo recording for Berger's arrangements. One additional unknown trombone.


Date: November 3, 1982
Location: The Eighth Floor, Nutley, NJ
Label: [television broadcast]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Greg Kogan (p), Andy McKee (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
b. 02 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
e. 05 Pretty Blue(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on b, (f) on b-c, (cl) on e, (ss) on b-c; Ralph Lalama (f) on b-c, (cl) on c; Glenn Wilson (f) on b-c; Brian Lynch (fh) on c, e; Bill Warfield (fh) on b-c, e.

Videotape exists of this broadcast of the OBC-TV channel 33 program "On Stage New Jersey" hosted by master of ceremonies Brad Arnold.

Kirchner reorchestrated d. from the original arrangement.


Date: December 12, 1982
Location: Blue Note, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Greg Kogan (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 The Big Push(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
b. 02 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Why Do I Love You(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Manny Mendelson
d. 04 Pretty Blue(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Aftermath(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
f. 06 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
h. 08 What It Is To Be Frank(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
i. 09 Songbird(Loonis McGlohon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. 10 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on b, g, j, (f) on b, f, i-j, (cl) on d, (ss) on b, e-f, h, j, (as) on a-d, f-g, i; Ralph Lalama (f) on b, e-f, i-j, (cl) on d, h-j; Glenn Wilson (f) on b, e-f, i-j; Brian Lynch (fh) on d-f, i-j; Bill Warfield (fh) on b, d-f, i-j.

Kirchner reorchestrated h. from the original big band arrangement.


Date: January 17, 1983
Location: The Warehouse, New York City
Label: Lucas-McFall Jingle House

Lucas-McFall Jingle House (ldr), Jerry Dodgion, Gerry Niewood (as), Bill Kirchner, Bob Mintzer (ts), Roger Rosenberg (bar), Alan Rubin, Lew Soloff (t), Jim Pugh (tb), Joe Beck (g), Mike Abene (p, con), George Duvivier (b), Grady Tate (d), Ella Fitzgerald (v)

a. Kentucky Fried Chicken (jingle) arr: Mike Abene

All vocals added via overdubbing at a later session. Ella Fitzgerald also appeared on-camera for this television commercial. Further information needed on possible participation of vocalist Shanice Wilson.

Unknown additional musicians (2 t, 2 tb, btb).


Date: January 22, 1983
Location: Richard Reiter Studio, Cedar Grove, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Marc Copland [Cohen], Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p)

a. Gentle Voice In The Night(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon)

Date: May 6-8, 1983
Location: J.A.C. Studio, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Lew Anderson (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Lew Anderson (as, v, con), Vinnie Riccitelli (as), Al Jeter (ts), Leo Ursini (bar), Glenn Drewes, Frank Fighera, Bob Millikan, Joe Mosello (t, fh), Dave Devoll, Chris Seiter, Wyn Walshe (tb), Dale Turk (btb), Dom Massaro (p), Paul Adamy (eb), Dave Weckl (d)

a. a-01 Makin' Whoopee - 3:11(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Lew Anderson
b. a-02 Cutie Pie - 2:52(Lew Anderson) / arr: Lew Anderson
c. a-03 Strike Up The Band - 4:02(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Lew Anderson
d. a-04 America The Beautiful - 3:32(Samuel Ward, Katherine Lee Bates) / arr: Lew Anderson
e. a-05 If - 2:58(David Gates) / arr: Lew Anderson
f. a-06 Overture - 1812 - 4:41(Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky) / arr: Lew Anderson
g. b-01 Tosca: Act III Overture - 3:55(Giacomo Puccini) / arr: Lew Anderson
h. b-02 Step Lightly - 3:34(Lew Anderson) / arr: Lew Anderson
i. b-03 Bandits - 3:39(Lew Anderson) / arr: Lew Anderson
j. b-04 Without Your Love - 4:01(Lew Anderson) / arr: Lew Anderson
k. b-05 Buttons And Bows - 4:48(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Lew Anderson
All titles on: Sea Breeze LP 12"SB 2032 — All American Big Band   (1986)

Lew Anderson (v) on h.

Bill Kirchner (ts) solos on d. f. h.

Lew Anderson overdubbed a wordless vocal on h.


Date: May 7, 1983
Location: DeFemio's, Yonkers, NY
Label: [private recording]

Jane Ira Bloom, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Jane Ira Bloom (ss), Bill Kirchner (ss, as, ts), Greg Kogan (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Al DeFemio (d)

a. 01 I Got Rhythm But No Melody(Jane Ira Bloom)
b. 02 Over The Rainbow(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
c. 03 Bessie's Blues(John Coltrane)
d. 04 Simone(Frank Foster)
e. 05 Bird Song(Jane Ira Bloom)
f. 06 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes](Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
g. 07 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
h. 08 Sweet Georgia Brown(Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
i. 09 Stella By Starlight(Victor Young, Ned Washington)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a, d-f, h, (as) on c, i, (ts) on c, f-g, i.


Date: September 16, 1983
Location: home of Bill Kirchner, Riverdale, NY
Label: [private recording]

Marc Copland [Cohen], Reggie Johnson, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Reggie Johnson (b)

a. 01 If I Should Lose You(Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
b. 02 I Never Told You(Johnny Mandel, Arthur Hamilton)
c. 03 Streams(Marc Copland [Cohen])
d. 04 Lester Left Town(Wayne Shorter)
e. 05 Leaving(Kent Glenn)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on b, e, (ts) on a, c-d.


Date: October 31 and November 1, 1983
Location: 39th Street Music Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, af, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. a-01 So Many Stars - 6:30(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. a-02 Songbird - 5:46(Loonis McGlohon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. a-03 Street Corner Supermarket - 6:04(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
d. b-01 A Little Circus Music - 4:51(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
e. b-02 Infant Eyes - 6:30(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. b-03 2-5-1 - 5:45(Jane Ira Bloom) / arr: Jane Ira Bloom, Bill Kirchner
g. b-04 Aftermath - 5:23(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
All titles on: Sea Breeze LP 12"SB 2017 — Infant Eyes   (1984)

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, d, f, (f) on a-b, e, (af) on e, (cl) on a, e, (ss) on a, e-g, (as) on a-d; Ralph Lalama (f) on a-c, e, g, (cl) on a-b, e; Glenn Wilson (f) on a-c, g; Brian Lynch (fh) on a-b, e-g; Bill Warfield (fh) on a-b, e-g.

LP issue lists Marc Copland under his birth name of Marc Cohen.

2-5-1 is a combination of two arrangements. LP notes: "Basically, everything that precedes the trumpet solo is Bloom's, while the writing that follows is Kirchner's".

Soloists:
a. Purviance (btb), Copland (p)
b. Warfield (fh)
c. Braugham (d), Lalama (ts)
d. Lalama (ts)
e. Wilson (bar), Copland (p)
f. Lynch (t), Lalama (ts), Braugham (d)
g. Kirchner (ss)


Date: November 7-9, 1983 and other unknown dates
Location: MediaSound Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Barbara Rankin (ldr), Dennis Anderson, Danny Bank, Kenny Berger, Lew Delgatto, Jerry Dodgion, Joel Kaye, Bill Kirchner, George Marge, Mike Migliore, Bob Mintzer, Romeo Penque, Roger Rosenberg, George Young (ww), John Gatchell, Ross Konikoff, Paul Litrenta, Joe Mosello, Alan Rubin, Joe Shepley, Lew Soloff (t), John Clark, Donald Corrado, Joseph De Angelis, Peter Gordon, Anthony Miranda, Brooks Tillotson (frh), Wayne Andre, Gerald Chamberlain, Urbie Green, Keith O'Quinn, Jim Pugh (tb), Joe Randazzo, Dave Taylor (btb), Gene Bertoncini, Mike Gari (g), Mike Abene (p, con), Ben Aronov, Mike Renzi (p), Steve LaSpina, Jay Leonhart (b), Joe Cocuzzo (d), Dave Carey, Sue Evans, Jimmy Maelen (per), Anahid Ajemian, Elena Barere, Ariana Bronne, Michael Comins, Lewis Eley, Barry Finclair, Harry Glickman, Charles Libove, Guy Lumia, Jan Mullen, David Nadien, Joseph Rabushka, Richard Sortomme (vn), Lamar Alsop, Julien Barber, Judy Geist, Theodore Israel, Sue Pray, Emanuel Vardi (vl), Warren Lash, Richard Locker, Charles McCracken (vc), Homer Mensch (cb), Margaret Ross (hrp), Barbara Rankin (v)

a. a-01 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm(Irving Berlin) / arr: Mike Abene
b. a-02 Can't Get Out Of This Mood(Jimmy McHugh, Frank Loesser) / arr: Mike Abene
c. a-03 The Coffee Song(Bob Hilliard, Dick Miles) / arr: Mike Abene
d. a-04 My Heart Tells Me(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) / arr: Mike Abene
e. a-05 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me(Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Mike Abene
f. b-01 You Do(Joseph Myrow, Mack Gordon) / arr: Ron Roullier
g. b-02 Be Careful, It's My Heart(Irving Berlin) / arr: Ben Aronov
h. b-03 Daybreak(Ferde Grofe, Harold Adamson) / arr: Tom Boras
i. b-04 I Got The Sun In The Morning(Irving Berlin) / arr: Mike Abene
j. b-05 Here I'll Stay(Kurt Weill, Alan Jay Lerner) / arr: Mike Renzi
k. b-06 It's Been A Long, Long Time(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Mike Nerlino
All titles on: EfVee LP 12"001 — It's Been A Long, Long Time   

Anahid Ajemian (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Elena Barere (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Ariana Bronne (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Michael Comins (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Lewis Eley (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Barry Finclair (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Harry Glickman (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Charles Libove (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Guy Lumia (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Jan Mullen (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; David Nadien (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Joseph Rabushka (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Richard Sortomme (vn) on b-d, f, h-k; Lamar Alsop (vl) on b-d, f, h-k; Julien Barber (vl) on b-d, f, h-k; Judy Geist (vl) on b-d, f, h-k; Theodore Israel (vl) on b-d, f, h-k; Sue Pray (vl) on b-d, f, h-k; Emanuel Vardi (vl) on b-d, f, h-k; Warren Lash (vc) on b-d, f, h-k; Richard Locker (vc) on b-d, f, h-k; Charles McCracken (vc) on b-d, f, h-k; Homer Mensch (cb) on b-d, f, h-k; Margaret Ross (hrp) on b-d, f, h-k.

Collective personnel.

Soloists:
b. Bob Mintzer (ts)
c. Joe Shepley (pt)
d. Gene Bertoncini (g)
g. Lew Soloff (t)
i. Jerry Dodgion (as)
k. Joe Shepley (t)


Date: December 21, 1983
Location: The Old Stonehouse Inn, Orangeburg, NY
Label: [private recording]

Nancy Marano, Eddie Monteiro (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Eddie Monteiro (acc, v), Nancy Marano (v)

a. 01 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas(Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin)
b. 02 You're So Right (For What's Wrong In My Life)(Victoria Pike, Teddy Randazzo, Roger Joyce)
c. 03 Pretty World(Tiberio Gaspar, Antonio Adolfo, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
d. 04 If I Were A Bell(Frank Loesser)
e. 05 Secret Love(Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)
f. 06 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
g. 07 Teach Me Tonight(Gene DePaul, Sammy Cahn)
h. 08 Poor Butterfly(Raymond Hubbell, John Golden)
i. 09 People Will Say We're In Love(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
j. 09 Oh What A Beautiful Morning(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
k. 09 The Surrey With The Fringe On The Top(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
l. 10 My Ship(Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin)
m. 11 A Child Is Born(Thad Jones, Alec Wilder)
n. 12 Goodbye(Gordon Jenkins)
o. 12 No More Blues [lyric version of Chega De Saudade](Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Jessie Cavanaugh, Jon Hendricks)

i, j, k;   n, o performed as medleys.

Monteiro plays Cordovox electronic accordion.


Date: March 22, 1984
Location: College Misericordia, Dallas, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
c. 03 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
e. 05 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
f. 06 Why Do I Love You(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Manny Mendelson
g. 07 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. 09 Kirche Tönen(Michael Patterson) / arr: Michael Patterson
j. 10 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. 11 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. 12 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a-b, j, (f) on c, g-h, j-l, (cl) on h, k, (ss) on c, g-l, (as) on a-f, h, j, l; Ralph Lalama (f) on c, g-h, k-l, (cl) on g-h, k-l; Glenn Wilson (f) on c, g-h, l, (bcl) on i, (bar) on a-h, j-l; Brian Lynch (fh) on c, e, g-i, k-l; Bill Warfield (fh) on c, e, g-l.


Date: June 11, 1984
Location: Franklin Douglas Studios, Port Washington, NY
Label: [private recording]

Richard Iacona (ldr), Steve Greenfield (f, as), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, bar), Richard Scollo (f, cl, ts), Ken Peplowski (cl, as), Mike Carubia, Glenn Drewes (t, fh), Mike Richardson (tb), Steve Cimino (g), Richard Iacona (p, con), Mike Hall (b), John Riley (d), Rogelio Teran (per), Madeline Kole (v)

a. a-01 I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 5:19(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Richard Iacona
b. b-01 The Lamp Is Low - 4:55(Mitchell Parish, Peter DeRose, Maurice Ravel) / arr: Richard Iacona
c. b-02 Sin Palabras - 5:31(Richard Iacona) / arr: Richard Iacona
d. b-03 A Quiet Thing - 6:22(John Kander, Fred Ebb) / arr: Richard Iacona
e. b-04 I'm Beginning To See The Light - 4:40(Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Harry James, Don George) / arr: Richard Iacona
All titles on: Morningside Music LP 12"TR 520707 — Painter Of Dreams   (1984)

Rogelio Teran (per) on c; Madeline Kole (v) on a, d-e.

Group known as The Bad Little Big Band.


Date: July 19, 1984
Location: Citicorp Atrium, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Mark Lopeman (f, bcl, bar), Jim Powell, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Mike Friedman (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Why Do I Love You(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Manny Mendelson
c. 03 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
f. 06 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Street Corner Supermarket(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
i. 09 Kirche Tönen(Michael Patterson) / arr: Michael Patterson
j. 10 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
k. 11 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. 12 Maybe Next Year(Duane Tatro) / arr: Duane Tatro

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, e-f, (f) on c-d, f-g, k, (cl) on f, k, (ss) on c-d, f-g, i, k-l, (as) on a-f, h, j; Ralph Lalama (f) on c-d, f-h, k, (cl) on c, f-g, k; Mark Lopeman (f) on c-d, f-h, (bcl) on i, (bar) on a-h, j-l; Jim Powell (t) on a-k, (fh) on c-d, f-g, i-l; Bill Warfield (fh) on c-d, f-g, i-k.

Kirchner reorchestrated l. from the original arrangement.

a. e. g. i. j. d. b. broadcast on "Jazz at the Market," WBGO-FM, September 26, 1984.
a. b. c. d. f. i. j. k. broadcast on "American Jazz Radio Festival," National Public Radio, December 29, 1984.


Date: August 3 & 4, 1984
Location: DeFemio's, Yonkers, NY
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner, Dick Oatts (ldr), Dick Oatts (f, ss, as), Bill Kirchner (bcl, ss, as), Mike Abene (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Al DeFemio (d)

a. 01 When I Fall In Love(Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
b. 02 Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd](Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham)
c. 03 Until She Comes Along(Steve Harrow)
d. 04 Rhythm-a-ning(Thelonious Monk)
e. 05 Shades Of Light(Hubert Laws)
f. 06 That Ole Devil Called Love(Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts)
g. 07 They Say It's Wonderful(Irving Berlin)

Dick Oatts (f) on c, (ss) on b, (as) on a-b, d-e, g; Bill Kirchner (bcl) on f, (ss) on c-e, g, (as) on b.


Date: September 6 & 7, 1984
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: The Jeremiah Robinson Company

Reggie Johnson (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, ss, as, ts), Danny Hayes (t, fh), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Terri Lyne Carrington (d), Ronnie Wells (v)

a. a-01 Everything I Love - 4:19(Cole Porter) / arr: Don Sickler
b. a-02 Summersong - 5:26(Fred Hersch) / arr: Don Sickler
c. a-03 Laverne Walk - 5:13(Oscar Pettiford) / arr: Don Sickler
d. a-04 Close Enough For Love - 5:24(Johnny Mandel, Paul Williams) / arr: Don Sickler
e. b-01 Flashback - 5:15(Art Farmer) / arr: Don Sickler
f. b-02 Who Cares - 5:00(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Don Sickler
g. b-03 Passos - 4:05(Fritz Pauer) / arr: Don Sickler
h. b-04 Balloons - 5:50(John Jennings) / arr: Don Sickler
All titles on: The Jeremiah Robinson Company LP 12"19,000 — First Edition   (1985)

Bill Kirchner (f) on c, h, (cl) on d, (ss) on b, e, (as) on a, f, (ts) on g; Danny Hayes (t) on a-c, e-f, (fh) on g-h; Ronnie Wells (v) on a, d, h.

LP issue gives no recording date. Correct date from Bill Kirchner.


Date: December 2, 1984
Location: Shea Auditorium, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Mike Abene (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Sue's Changes(Charles Mingus) / arr: Jack Walrath
e. 05 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
h. 08 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a-b, (f) on b-c, e-f, (cl) on b, e, g, (ss) on b-c, e-f, h, (as) on a-b, d, f-h; Ralph Lalama (f) on b-c, e-f, (cl) on b-c, e-f; Glenn Wilson (f) on b-c; Brian Lynch (fh) on b-c, e-h; Bill Warfield (fh) on b-c, e-g.


Date: March 23, 1985
Location: University Of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, bcl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Mike Friedman (d)

a. 01 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
d. 04 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Street Corner Supermarket(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
f. 06 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Why Do I Love You(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Manny Mendelson

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, c, (f) on a, d-g, (cl) on f, (bcl) on b, (ss) on a-b, d, f-g, (as) on b-c, e-h; Ralph Lalama (f) on a, d-g, (cl) on a, d, f-g; Glenn Wilson (f) on a, d-e, g; Brian Lynch (fh) on a, d, f-g; Bill Warfield (fh) on a-b, d, f-g.


Date: April 23, 1985
Location: Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (cl, bcl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (bcl, bar), Jim Powell, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Scootzie(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
c. 03 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (cl) on c, (bcl) on a, (ss) on a, c, (as) on a-b; Ralph Lalama (cl) on c; Glenn Wilson (bcl) on c, (bar) on a-b; Jim Powell (fh) on a; Bill Warfield (fh) on a.


Date: July 5, 1985
Location: Utica Arts Festival, Utica, NY
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, ss, as), Mark Lopeman (f, ts), Glenn Wilson (bcl, bar), Tim Ouimette, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Art Baron (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Dave Ratajczak (d)

a. 01 Close To The Heart(Michael Patterson) / arr: Michael Patterson
b. 02 Sue's Changes(Charles Mingus) / arr: Jack Walrath
c. 03 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield

Bill Kirchner (f) on c, (cl) on a, c, (ss) on c-d, (as) on b, d; Mark Lopeman (f) on a; Glenn Wilson (bcl) on a, (bar) on b-d; Tim Ouimette (fh) on a, c-d; Bill Warfield (fh) on a, c.


Date: September 12, 1985
Location: JazzTimes Convention, Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, bcl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a-b, (f) on b, e, (cl) on b, d, (bcl) on c, (ss) on b-e, (as) on b-c, e; Ralph Lalama (f) on b, d-e, (cl) on b, d-e; Glenn Wilson (f) on b, e; Brian Lynch (fh) on b, d-e; Bill Warfield (fh) on b-e.


Date: October 3, 1985
Location: Citicorp Atrium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, bcl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 El Gaucho(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
d. 04 Blue Serge(Mercer Ellington) / arr: Emin Findikoglu
e. 05 Scootzie(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
f. 06 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. 09 Waltz For A Lonely Woman(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
j. 10 Why Do I Love You(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Manny Mendelson

Bill Kirchner (pic) on b, f, (f) on b, i, (cl) on b, d, g-h, (bcl) on a, (ss) on a-b, h, (as) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Ralph Lalama (f) on b, (cl) on b, g-i, (ts) on a-f, h-j; Glenn Wilson (f) on b, (bcl) on d, g-h, (bar) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Brian Lynch (t) on a-c, e-j, (fh) on b, d; Bill Warfield (fh) on a-c.


Date: October 22, 1985
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Jeff Hirshfield (d)

a. 01 Some Enchanted Evening(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. 02 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes](Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
c. 03 My One And Only Love(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
d. 04 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen])
e. 05 Dolphin Dance(Herbie Hancock)
f. 06 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins)
g. 07 Fungii Mama(Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)
h. 08 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner)
i. 09 There Will Never Be Another You(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a-d, f-i, (ts) on e.


Date: December 2, 1985 - morning
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Erie, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Jay Anderson (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Winter Wonderland(Felix Bernard, Dick Smith)
b. 02 I Mean You(Thelonious Monk)
c. 03 The Christmas Song(Mel Torme, Robert Wells)
d. 04 Improvisation(collective improvisation)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on b-d, (ts) on a.


Date: December 2, 1985 - evening
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Sharon, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Jay Anderson (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Some Enchanted Evening(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. 02 Invitation(Paul Francis Webster, Bronislau Kaper)
c. 03 Winter Wonderland(Felix Bernard, Dick Smith)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a-b, (ts) on c.


Date: December 3, 1985
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Jay Anderson (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Elizete(Clare Fischer)
b. 02 I Can't Get Started(Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
c. 03 St. Thomas(Traditional, Sonny Rollins)
d. 04 Flintstones Theme(Peggy Shows, Larry Goldberg, Lynn Bryson)
e. 05 Mr. Lucky(Henry Mancini, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
f. 06 Feel Like Makin' Love(Eugene B. McDaniels)
g. 07 Liz Anne(Cal Tjader)
h. 08 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen])

Bill Kirchner (f) on a-b, (ss) on a, d, f-h, (ts) on c, e.


Date: December 4, 1985
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Monaca, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, ss, ts), Ralph Lalama (ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Jay Anderson (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Elizete(Clare Fischer)
b. 02 I'm All Smiles(Herbert Martin, Michael Leonard)
c. 03 Lester Left Town(Wayne Shorter)
d. 04 Dolphin Dance(Herbie Hancock)
e. 05 Gentle Voice In The Night(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon)
f. 06 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen])
g. 07 Oleo(Sonny Rollins)

Bill Kirchner (f) on a, (ss) on b-c, e-f, (ts) on d, g; Ralph Lalama (ss) on g, (ts) on c.


Date: January 9, 1986
Location: Olympic Towers, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Jim Powell, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 The Big Push(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
d. 04 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Street Corner Supermarket(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield

Bill Kirchner (pic) on e, (f) on a, e, g, (cl) on b, d-e, (ss) on a, d-g, (as) on a, c, e, g-h; Ralph Lalama (f) on a, e, g-h, (cl) on b, d-e, g, (ts) on a, c-h; Glenn Wilson (f) on a, e, g-h, (bcl) on b, d, (bar) on a, c, e-h; Jim Powell (t) on a, c-e, g-h, (fh) on a-b, e-g; Bill Warfield (fh) on a, e-g.


Date: February 17, 1986
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Schuykill Haven, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 I Should Care(Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
b. 02 The Dolphin(Luis Eça)
c. 03 Some Enchanted Evening(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d. 04 Fungii Mama(Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)
e. 05 Dolphin Dance(Herbie Hancock)
f. 06 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
g. 07 No More(Hubert Laws)
h. 08 Mr. P. C.(John Coltrane)

Bill Kirchner (f) on b, (ss) on a, d, f-h, (ts) on c, e.


Date: February 19, 1986
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Scranton, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, ss, ts), Mike Abene (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 A Sleepin' Bee(Truman Capote, Harold Arlen)
b. 02 The Dolphin(Luis Eça)
c. 03 That Ole Devil Called Love(Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts)
d. 04 Raincheck(Billy Strayhorn)
e. 05 Until She Comes Along(Steve Harrow)
f. 06 They Say It's Wonderful(Irving Berlin)
g. 07 You Must Believe In Spring(Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)

Bill Kirchner (f) on b, (ss) on c-e, (ts) on a, f-g.


Date: February 20, 1986
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Mike Abene (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Have You Met Miss Jones?(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. 02 That Sunday That Summer(George David Weiss, Joe Sherman)
c. 03 Until She Comes Along(Steve Harrow)
d. 04 Meditation [aka Meditação](Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Norman Gimbel)
e. 05 Stablemates(Benny Golson)
f. 06 That Ole Devil Called Love(Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts)
g. 07 Not Necessarily(Bill Kirchner)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on c-d, g, (ts) on a-b, e-f.


Date: February 24, 1986
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Reading, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 A Beautiful Friendship(Donald Kahn, Stanley Styne)
b. 02 No More(Hubert Laws)
c. 03 Whirlpools [aka So Long Ago](Marc Copland [Cohen], Ellery Eskelin)
d. 04 Samba De Orfeu(Antonio María, Luiz Bonfá)
e. 05 Goodbye For Kathy(Dave Grusin)
f. 06 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen])
g. 07 Speak Low(Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)

Bill Kirchner (f) on d, (ss) on b-c, f-g, (ts) on a, e.


Date: February 25, 1986
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Some Enchanted Evening(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. 02 Simone(Frank Foster)
c. 03 A Time For Love(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
d. 04 Lester Left Town(Wayne Shorter)
e. 05 No More(Hubert Laws)
f. 06 Elizete(Clare Fischer)
g. 07 Sonnymoon For Two(Sonny Rollins)

Bill Kirchner (f) on c, f, (ss) on a-b, e, (ts) on d, g.


Date: February 26, 1986
Location: Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Blue Seven(Sonny Rollins)
b. 02 Easy To Love(Cole Porter)
c. 03 Lester Left Town(Wayne Shorter)
d. 04 My Foolish Heart(Victor Young, Ned Washington)
e. 05 Elizete(Clare Fischer)
f. 06 Rhythm-a-ning(Thelonious Monk)
g. 07 You Must Believe In Spring(Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)

Bill Kirchner (f) on b, e, (ss) on a, d, f, (ts) on c, g.


Date: February 27, 1986
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Media, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Easy To Love(Cole Porter)
b. 02 They Say It's Wonderful(Irving Berlin)
c. 03 Whirlpools [aka So Long Ago](Marc Copland [Cohen], Ellery Eskelin)
d. 04 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen])
e. 05 Never Let Me Go(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a, c-d, (ts) on b, e.


Date: March 19, 1986
Location: Pennsylvania State University, Kingston, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Harold Danko (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 All Or Nothing At All(Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence)
b. 02 Silly Samba(Harold Danko)
c. 03 Gentle Voice In The Night(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon)
d. 04 Have You Met Miss Jones?(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e. 05 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
f. 06 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
g. 07 Stare-Case(Harold Danko)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on b-e, g, (ts) on a, f.


Date: March 20, 1986
Location: University Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, ss, ts), Harold Danko (p), Steve Alcott (b), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01 Upper Manhattan Medical Group(Billy Strayhorn)
b. 02 Silly Samba(Harold Danko)
c. 03 Chelsea Bridge(Billy Strayhorn)
d. 04 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
e. 05 Lester Left Town(Wayne Shorter)
f. 06 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins)

Bill Kirchner (f) on f, (ss) on b, d, (ts) on a, c, e.


Date: April 6, 1986
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner, Nancy Marano, Eddie Monteiro (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, ss, as), Eddie Monteiro (acc, v), Nancy Marano (v)

a. I - 01 A Beautiful Friendship(Donald Kahn, Stanley Styne)
b. I - 02 I'm Shadowing You(Johnny Mercer, Blossom Dearie)
c. I - 03 The Rainbow Connection(Kenneth Ascher, Paul Williams)
d. I - 04 Street Of Dreams(Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis)
e. I - 04 Summer Samba(Marcos Valle, Paulo Valle, Norman Gimbel)
f. I - 04 Agua De Beber(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes)
g. I - 05 Teach Me Tonight(Gene DePaul, Sammy Cahn)
h. I - 06 Someone To Watch Over Me(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
i. I - 07 A Sleepin' Bee(Truman Capote, Harold Arlen)
j. I - 08 The Mood That I'm In(Al Sherman, Abner Silver)
k. II - 01 Emily(Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer)
l. II - 02 This Happy Madness [aka Estrada Branca](Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Gene Lees)
m. II - 03 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter)
n. II - 03 This Time The Dream's On Me(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
o. II - 04 The Real Thing(Mel Torme, Gerry Mulligan)
p. II - 05 Triste(Antonio Carlos Jobim)
q. II - 06 People Will Say We're In Love(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
r. II - 06 Oh What A Beautiful Morning(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
s. II - 06 The Surrey With The Fringe On The Top(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
t. II - 07 When I Fall In Love(Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
u. III - 01 It's You Or No One(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
v. III - 02 I Thought About You(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
w. III - 03 Wave(Antonio Carlos Jobim)
x. III - 04 Mean To Me(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
y. III - 05 Two For The Road(Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse)
z. III - 06 Pretty World(Tiberio Gaspar, Antonio Adolfo, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
aa. III - 07 One Note Samba [aka Samba De Uma Nota Só](Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça)
ab. IV - 01 The Gentle Rain(Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey)
ac. IV - 02 Nobody Else But Me(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
ad. IV - 03 Poor Butterfly(Raymond Hubbell, John Golden)
ae. IV - 04 Star Eyes(Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
af. IV - 05 To Say Goodbye [aka Prá Dizer Adeus](Edu Lôbo, Torquato Neto, Lani Hall)
ag. IV - 05 No More Blues [lyric version of Chega De Saudade](Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Jessie Cavanaugh, Jon Hendricks)

d, e, f;   m, n;   q, r, s;   af, ag performed as medleys.

Bill Kirchner (f) on c, k, p, w, y-z, ab, (ss) on b, d-f, i-j, l, q-s, u, z-aa, af-ag, (as) on a, g-h, m-o, t, v, x, ac-ae; Nancy Marano (v) on b-j, l-t, v-aa, ac-ag.

Details of specific location (a local hotel) needed.

Monteiro plays Cordovox electronic accordion.


Date: April 10, 1986
Location: Bentley College, Waltham, MA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, (f) on b, (cl) on c-d, (ss) on b-c, (as) on a-b; Ralph Lalama (f) on b, (cl) on b-d, (ts) on a-c; Glenn Wilson (f) on b, (bcl) on c-d, (bar) on a-b; Brian Lynch (fh) on b; Bill Warfield (fh) on b.


Date: April 11, 1986
Location: University Of Maine, Orono, ME
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Jeff Beal, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Close To The Heart(Michael Patterson) / arr: Michael Patterson
d. 04 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield
e. 05 Quiet Now(Denny Zeitlin) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (f) on b, (cl) on c, (ss) on a-b, d-e, (as) on d; Ralph Lalama (f) on b-c, (cl) on b, e, (ts) on a-d; Glenn Wilson (f) on b, (bcl) on c, e, (bar) on a-b, d; Jeff Beal (t) on b-d; Bill Warfield (t) on a-d, (fh) on a-c, e.


Date: June 5, 1986
Location: Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, bcl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Mark Lopeman (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (syn), Steve Alcott (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 El Gaucho(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
c. 03 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
e. 05 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Maximum Density(Andy LaVerne) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Thelonious Assault(Kenny Berger) / arr: Kenny Berger
h. 08 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
i. 09 Waltz For A Lonely Woman(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, c-d, (f) on c, f, i, (cl) on c, (bcl) on e, (ss) on c, e, g, (as) on a-f, h-i; Ralph Lalama (f) on c, (cl) on c, i; Mark Lopeman (f) on c; Brian Lynch (fh) on c, e, g; Bill Warfield (fh) on b-c, e.

Kirchner reorchestrated h. from the original arrangement.


Date: June 28, 1986
Location: Milwaukee Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Harold Danko (p), Steve Alcott (b, eb), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 El Gaucho(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
c. 03 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
d. 04 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 2-5-1(Jane Ira Bloom) / arr: Jane Ira Bloom, Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Sue's Changes(Charles Mingus) / arr: Jack Walrath
h. 08 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, c, e, (f) on h, (cl) on d, f, (ss) on d-e, h, (as) on a-c, g-h; Ralph Lalama (f) on h, (cl) on d, f, h, (ts) on a-e, g-h; Glenn Wilson (f) on h, (bcl) on d, f, (bar) on a-c, e, g-h; Brian Lynch (fh) on e; Bill Warfield (fh) on b, e; Steve Alcott (b) on a-d, g-h, (eb) on e-f.


Date: July 17, 1986
Location: City Hall Park, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (syn), Steve Alcott (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
c. 03 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
e. 05 Maximum Density(Andy LaVerne) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 El Gaucho(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
h. 08 Why Do I Love You(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Manny Mendelson

Bill Kirchner (pic) on b, f, (f) on a, e-f, (cl) on f, (ss) on a, c, f, (as) on a-b, d-h; Ralph Lalama (f) on a, f, (cl) on a, f; Glenn Wilson (f) on a, f; Brian Lynch (t) on a-b, d-h, (fh) on a, c-d, f; Bill Warfield (fh) on a, c-d, f-g.


Date: August 5, 1986
Location: Bryant Park, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Mark Lopeman (f, bcl, bar), Tim Ouimette, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (syn), Steve Alcott (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
d. 04 Aftermath(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
e. 05 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield

Bill Kirchner (pic) on b-c, (f) on b, e, (cl) on b, f, (ss) on a-b, d-e, g, (as) on b-c, e, g; Ralph Lalama (f) on b, d-e, (cl) on b, e-f, (ts) on a-e, g; Mark Lopeman (f) on b, d-e, (bcl) on f, (bar) on a-e, g; Tim Ouimette (t) on b-e, g, (fh) on a-b, d-g; Bill Warfield (fh) on a-b, d-e.


Date: August 27, 1986
Location: home of Marc Copland [Cohen], Riverdale, NY
Label: [private recording]

Marc Copland [Cohen], Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p)

a. 01 Silver Oaks(Bill Kirchner)
b. 02 Silver Oaks(Bill Kirchner)
c. 03 Silver Oaks(Bill Kirchner)
d. 04 On Green Dolphin Street(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
e. 05 Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo(Bronislau Kaper, Helen Deutsch)
f. 06 Emily(Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer)
g. 07 How Insensitive [aka Insensatez](Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
h. 08 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner)
i. 09 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen])
j. 10 My Foolish Heart(Victor Young, Ned Washington)
k. 11 Some Enchanted Evening(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
l. 12 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes](Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)

Date: August 28, 1986
Location: McDonald Park, Forest Hills, Queens, NY
Label: [private recording]

Mike Richmond (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, bar), Jim Masters (tb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (syn), Mike Richmond (b), Jeff Brillinger (d)

a. 01 All Blues(Miles Davis)
b. 02 Blue Bossa(Kenny Dorham)
c. 03 Stella By Starlight(Victor Young, Ned Washington)
d. 04 In A Mellotone(Duke Ellington)
e. 05 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond)
f. 06 Mr. P. C.(John Coltrane)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a-b, e-f, (bar) on c-d.


Date: September 30, 1986
Location: Classic Sound Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (cl, ss, ts), Mike Abene, Harold Danko (p), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p, syn), Eddie Monteiro (acc), Nancy Marano (v)

a. tk 1 Agua De Beber(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes)
b. tk 2 Agua De Beber(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes)
c. tk 3 Agua De Beber(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes)
d. tk 1 The Island(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
e. tk 1 Change Partners(Irving Berlin)
f. tk 1 Bye Bye Baby - 7:31(Jule Styne, Leo Robin)
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g. tk 1 Rock Skippin' At The Blue Note - 5:48(Billy Strayhorn)
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h. tk 2alt Rock Skippin' At The Blue Note(Billy Strayhorn)
i. tk 1 The Star-Crossed Lovers - 4:34(Billy Strayhorn)
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j. tk 1alt Alone Together(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
k. tk 2 Alone Together - 6:28(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
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l. tk 1alt Agitation(Miles Davis)
m. tk 2 Agitation - 2:36(Miles Davis)
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n. tk 1alt Laurie(Bill Evans)
o. tk 2 Laurie - 4:28(Bill Evans)
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p. tk 1 I'm All Smiles - 6:40(Herbert Martin, Michael Leonard)
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q. tk 1 Some Enchanted Evening - 6:34(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
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r. tk 1 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes] - 11:55(Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
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s. intro Silver Oaks(Bill Kirchner)
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t. tk 1alt Silver Oaks(Bill Kirchner)
u. tk 2alt Silver Oaks(Bill Kirchner)
v. tk 3 Silver Oaks - 6:10(Bill Kirchner)
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w. tk 1alt I Almost Said Goodbye(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon)
x. tk 2 I Almost Said Goodbye - 6:32(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon)
A-Records CDAL 73115 — Some Enchanted Evening   (1997)

s, v performed as medley.

Bill Kirchner (cl) on g-h, x, (ss) on a-f, i-r, t-v, (ts) on w; Mike Abene (p) on f-i; Marc Copland [Cohen] (p) on p-r, t-x, (syn) on s; Harold Danko (p) on j-o; Eddie Monteiro (acc) on a-e; Nancy Marano (v) on a-e.

The issued version of Silver Oaks splices the introduction together with tk 3.

Monteiro plays Cordovox electronic accordion.


Date: October 8, 1986
Location: Jonathan's, Charlotte, NC
Label: [private recording]

Marc Copland [Cohen], Sheila Jordan, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Ron Brendle (b), Bill Stowe (d), Sheila Jordan (v)

a. 01 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter)
b. 02 Easy To Love(Cole Porter)
c. 03 Song Of Joy(Billy Preston, Reginald Boutte)
d. 04 I Remember You(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
e. 05 The Inch Worm(Frank Loesser)
f. 06 I'm A Fool To Want You(Jack Wolf, J. S. Herron, Frank Sinatra)
g. 07 Quasimodo [lyric version](Charlie Parker, Sheila Jordan)
h. 08 Bessie's Blues(John Coltrane)
i. 09 Songbird(Loonis McGlohon)
j. 10 Whose Little Angry Man(Judd Woldin, Robert Brittan)
k. 11 Gentle Voice In The Night(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon)
l. 12 Mourning Song(Sheila Jordan)
m. 12 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To(Cole Porter)
n. 13 You Must Believe In Spring(Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
o. 14 Sheila's Blues(Sheila Jordan)
p. 15 Rhythm-a-ning(Thelonious Monk)

l, m performed as medley.

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a-e, g-p; Sheila Jordan (v) on c-g, j-o.


Date: November 17-18 & 24, 1986
Location: National Recording Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Anita Gravine (ldr), Jerry Dodgion (pic, f, ss, as), Bill Kirchner (f, af, cl, bcl, ss, as), Dick Oatts (f, ss, as), John Purcell (ob, enh, wf, ts), Wally Kane (bsn, bcl, bar), Frank Vicari (cl, ts), Burt Collins, Joe Shepley (t, fh, pt), John Clark, Peter Gordon (frh), Dominick 'Mickey' Gravine (tb), Paul Faulise, Dave Taylor (btb), Gary Burton (vib), Mike Abene (p), George Mraz (b), Joey Baron (d), Sammy Figueroa (per), Anita Gravine (v)

a. 01 Welcome To My Dream - 3:30(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Mike Abene
b. 02 Road To Morocco - 3:45(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Mike Abene
c. 03 Chicago Style - 4:37(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Mike Abene
d. 04 Moon Flowers - 6:44(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
e. 05 Moonlight Becomes You - 5:21(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
f. 06 You Don't Have To Know The Language - 4:20(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Mike Abene
g. 07 But Beautiful - 8:05(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Mike Abene
h. 08 Good-Time Charley - 4:40(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
i. 09 The Moon And The Willow Tree - 4:46(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Burke)
j. 10 Too Romantic - 6:21(James Monaco, Johnny Burke) / arr: Mike Abene
All titles on: The Jazz Alliance CDTJA 10021 — Welcome To My Dream   (1993)

Jerry Dodgion (pic) on a-c, f-g, j, (f) on a-c, f-g, j, (ss) on a-c, f-g, j, (as) on a-c, f-g, j; Bill Kirchner (f) on a-c, f-g, j, (af) on a-c, f-g, j, (cl) on a-c, f-g, j, (bcl) on a-c, f-g, j, (ss) on a-c, f-g, j, (as) on a-c, f-g, j; Dick Oatts (f) on a-c, f-g, j, (ss) on a-c, f-g, j, (as) on a-c, f-g, j; John Purcell (ob) on a-c, f-g, j, (enh) on a-c, f-g, j, (wf) on d, (ts) on a-c, f-g, j; Wally Kane (bsn) on a-c, f-g, j, (bcl) on a-c, f-g, j, (bar) on a-c, f-g, j; Frank Vicari (cl) on a-c, f-g, j, (ts) on a-c, f-g, j; Burt Collins (t) on b-c, f-g, j, (fh) on b-c, f-g, j, (pt) on b-c, f-g, j; Joe Shepley (t) on b-c, f-g, j, (fh) on b-c, f-g, j, (pt) on b-c, f-g, j; John Clark (frh) on a-c, f-g, j; Peter Gordon (frh) on a-c, f-g, j; Dominick 'Mickey' Gravine (tb) on b-c, f-g, j; Paul Faulise (btb) on b-c, f-g, j; Dave Taylor (btb) on b-c, f-g, j; Gary Burton (vib) on d-e, g, i; Mike Abene (p) on a-c, f-j; George Mraz (b) on a-d, f-g, i-j; Joey Baron (d) on a-d, f-g, i-j; Sammy Figueroa (per) on d, f, j.

At least a. b. c. f. g. j. recorded on November 17 & 24, 1986. Only one horn and bass trombone on each selection - specifics unknown.

Frank Vicari (ts) soloist on b.


Date: January 27, 1987
Location: DeFemio's, Yonkers, NY
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner, Ron Odrich (ldr), Bill Kirchner (cl, ss), Ron Odrich (cl), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Chip Jackson (b), Al DeFemio (d)

a. 01 I Remember You(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
b. 02 How Insensitive [aka Insensatez](Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
c. 03 In A Mellotone(Duke Ellington)
d. 04 Easy Living(Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
e. 05 There Will Never Be Another You(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)

Bill Kirchner (cl) on c, (ss) on a-b, e.


Date: February 19-21, 1987
Location: Master Sound Studio, Astoria, NY
Label: Rizzoli

Karen Akers (ldr), Andy Drelles (ww, ss), Bill Kirchner (ww, ss, as), Mike Abene (p, key, NED), John Mahoney (prg), Tom Barney (b, eb), Akira Tana (d), James Saporito (per), Karen Akers, Kevin Marcum (v)

a. a-01 Unusual Way - 3:49(Maury Yeston) / arr: Mike Abene
b. a-02 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - 4:51(James Taylor) / arr: Mike Abene
c. a-03 Sailing On - 4:12(Alan Menken, Dean Pitchford) / arr: Mike Abene
d. a-04 Unexpected Song - 3:15(Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black) / arr: Mike Abene
e. a-05 You Can Have The TV - 3:02(Craig Carnelia) / arr: Mike Abene
f. a-06 I Know Him So Well - 4:44(Benny Andersson, Tim Rice) / arr: Mike Abene
g. b-01 How Long Has This Been Going On - 4:57(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Mike Abene
h. b-02 I Loved You Once In Silence - 4:13(Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) / arr: Mike Abene
i. b-03 Maybe(Harry Nilsson) / arr: Mike Abene
j. b-03 Nevertheless - 4:14(Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar) / arr: Mike Abene
k. b-04 Just A Housewife - 3:21(Craig Carnelia) / arr: Mike Abene
l. b-05 I've Been Taught By Experts - 3:50(Peter Allen, Hal Clayton Hackady) / arr: Mike Abene
m. b-06 Not A Day Goes By(Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Mike Abene
n. b-06 The Rose - 7:32(Amanda McBroom) / arr: Mike Abene
All titles on: Rizzoli LP 12"LP 1004 — In A Very Unusual Way   
Cabaret Records CD5002 — In A Very Unusual Way   (1994)

i, j;   m, n performed as medleys.

Andy Drelles (ss) on c, g; Bill Kirchner (ss) on i-j, l, (as) on f, h.

Additional recording on May 19, 1987.

Saxophone soloists are identified. Further details needed on specific instrumentation.


Date: March 3, 1987
Location: South Street Seaport Jazz Festival - Fulton Market Jazz Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Kenny Berger (f, bcl, bar), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Steve Alcott (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Low Tide(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
d. 04 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Night Run(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
f. 06 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Thelonious Assault(Kenny Berger) / arr: Kenny Berger
i. 09 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. 10 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. 11 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a-b, j, (f) on b, g, i-j, (cl) on b, d, f, (ss) on b-c, f-k, (as) on a-c, e, i-k; Kenny Berger (f) on b, g, i-j, (bcl) on d, f, (bar) on a-c, e, g-k; Ralph Lalama (f) on b, g, i-j, (cl) on b, d, f-g, i, (ts) on a-c, e-k; Brian Lynch (t) on a-g, i-k, (fh) on b, g-i, k; Bill Warfield (fh) on b, g, i-j.


Date: May 18, 1987
Location: Blue Note, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, af, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, af, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Mike Richmond (b), Ron Vincent (d), Sheila Jordan (v)

a. I - 01 El Gaucho(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
b. I - 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. I - 04 Maximum Density(Andy LaVerne) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. I - 05 Whose Little Angry Man(Judd Woldin, Robert Brittan) / arr: Sheila Jordan, Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
g. I - 07 Mourning Song(Sheila Jordan) / arr: Sheila Jordan, Bill Kirchner
h. I - 07 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To(Cole Porter) / arr: Sheila Jordan, Bill Kirchner
i. II - 01 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 02 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. II - 03 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield
l. II - 04 The Saga Of Harrison Crabfeathers [aka Poem For No. 15](Steve Kuhn) / arr: Kenny Berger
m. II - 05 I Concentrate On You(Cole Porter) / arr: Mike Crotty
n. II - 06 You Must Believe In Spring(Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
o. II - 07 Quasimodo [lyric version](Charlie Parker, Sheila Jordan) / arr: Sheila Jordan, Bill Kirchner
p. III - 01 Sue's Changes(Charles Mingus) / arr: Jack Walrath
q. III - 02 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
r. III - 03 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
s. III - 04 I Remember You(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Michael Patterson
t. III - 05 Gentle Voice In The Night(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
u. III - 06 A Sleepin' Bee(Truman Capote, Harold Arlen) / arr: Bill Warfield

g, h performed as medley.

Bill Kirchner (pic) on e, i, (f) on c-e, g-j, m, q, (af) on n, (cl) on b, i, n-o, q-r, t, (ss) on c, e, g-l, n-o, q-s, (as) on a, c-f, i, k, m, o-p, u; Ralph Lalama (f) on c, e, g-j, q, (af) on n, t, (cl) on b-c, i-j, m, q-r, t, (ts) on a, c-s, u; Glenn Wilson (f) on c, e, g-j, (bcl) on b, m-n, r-t, (bar) on a, c-l, n-q, u; Brian Lynch (t) on a-k, m-r, t-u, (fh) on c, f-m, o, q, s-t; Bill Warfield (t) on a-k, m-r, t-u, (fh) on a, c, f-j, l, q, s; Sheila Jordan (v) on e-h, l-o, s-u.


Date: June 14, 1987
Location: Swingfest, Lake Lure, NC
Label: [private recording]

Marc Copland [Cohen], Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (cl, ss), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Ron Brendle (b), James Baker (d)

a. 01 Close To You(Hal David, Burt Bacharach)
b. 02 St. Thomas(Traditional, Sonny Rollins)
c. 03 My Way [aka Comme D'Habitude](Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault, Paul Anka)
d. 04 Easy To Love(Cole Porter)
e. 05 Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo(Bronislau Kaper, Helen Deutsch)
f. 06 Sweet Georgia Brown(Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
g. 07 Dolphin Dance(Herbie Hancock)
h. 08 My Foolish Heart(Victor Young, Ned Washington)
i. 09 Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd](Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham)
j. 10 Songbird(Loonis McGlohon)

Bill Kirchner (cl) on f, i-j, (ss) on a-e, g-h.


Date: August 17-19, 1987
Location: Counterpoint Studios, New York City
Label: Contemporary

Chris Connor (ldr), Dave Valentin (f), Bill Kirchner (af, cl, ss, as, ts), Claudio Roditi (t, fh), Mike Abene, Richard Rodney Bennett (p, key), Michael Moore (b), Buddy Williams (d), Sammy Figueroa (per), Chris Connor (v)

a. a-01 Dearly Beloved - 3:07(Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Mike Abene
b. a-02 Down In Brazil - 4:12(Michael Franks) / arr: Mike Abene
c. a-03 I Never Meant To Hurt You - 3:49(Laura Nyro) / arr: Mike Abene
d. a-04 Love Locked Out - 3:18(Ray Noble, Max Kester) / arr: Richard Rodney Bennett
e. a-05 Cheek To Cheek(Irving Berlin) / arr: Mike Abene
f. a-05 That Face(Lew Spence, Alan Bergman) / arr: Mike Abene
g. a-05 Dancing In The Dark(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: Mike Abene
h. a-05 It Only Happens When I Dance With You - 5:42(Irving Berlin) / arr: Mike Abene
i. b-01 Mad About The Boy - 3:08(Noel Coward) / arr: Richard Rodney Bennett
j. b-02 Antonio's Song - 4:19(Michael Franks) / arr: Mike Abene
k. b-03 I Wish I'd Met You - 4:14(Johnny Mandel, Richard Rodney Bennett, Franklin Underwood) / arr: Richard Rodney Bennett
l. b-04 My Foolish Heart - 5:03(Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: Richard Rodney Bennett
m. b-05 Saturday Night(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Richard Rodney Bennett
n. b-05 Little White Lies(Walter Donaldson) / arr: Richard Rodney Bennett
o. b-05 I Wish I Didn't Love You So(Frank Loesser) / arr: Richard Rodney Bennett
p. b-05 I've Heard That Song Before(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Richard Rodney Bennett
q. b-05 Everything Old Is New Again - 6:04(Peter Allen) / arr: Richard Rodney Bennett
All titles on: Contemporary LP 12"C 14038 — New Again   (1987)
Contemporary CDCCD 14038-2 — New Again   (1992)

e, f, g, h;   m, n, o, p, q performed as medleys.

Dave Valentin (f) on b, j; Bill Kirchner (af) on j, l, (cl) on m-q, (ss) on b-c, e-h, k, (as) on a, e-h, (ts) on i, m-q; Claudio Roditi (t) on a, d-j, m-q, (fh) on b, l; Mike Abene (p) on a-c, e-j, l, (key) on b-c, j-q; Richard Rodney Bennett (p) on d, k, m-q, (key) on b, j; Sammy Figueroa (per) on b, j, l.

a-05 is listed as "Astaire Medley" and b-05 is listed as "Jukebox Medley".


Date: September 4, 1987
Location: Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago, IL
Label: [radio broadcast]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Mike Richmond (b), Ron Vincent (d), Sheila Jordan (v)

a. 01 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Maximum Density(Andy LaVerne) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Whose Little Angry Man(Judd Woldin, Robert Brittan) / arr: Sheila Jordan, Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Quasimodo [lyric version](Charlie Parker, Sheila Jordan) / arr: Sheila Jordan, Bill Kirchner
e. 05 I Concentrate On You(Cole Porter) / arr: Mike Crotty
f. 06 Mourning Song(Sheila Jordan) / arr: Sheila Jordan, Bill Kirchner
g. 06 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To(Cole Porter) / arr: Sheila Jordan, Bill Kirchner
All titles on: Jazzheads CD- — One Starry Night   (2011)

f, g performed as medley.

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, c, (f) on a-c, e-g, (cl) on a, d, (ss) on a, c, f-g, (as) on a-e; Ralph Lalama (f) on a, c, f-g, (cl) on a, e; Glenn Wilson (f) on a, c, f-g; Brian Lynch (fh) on a, d, f-g; Bill Warfield (fh) on a, f-g; Sheila Jordan (v) on c-g.

Broadcast live on National Public Radio.


Date: December 10, 1987
Location: Cooper Union, New York City
Label: [private recording]

American Jazz Orchestra (ldr), Bill Easley (cl, as), John Purcell (as, ts), Al Cohn, Bill Kirchner, Loren Schoenberg (ts), Danny Bank (bar), Randy Brecker, John Eckert, Virgil Jones, Bob Millikan, Marvin Stamm (t), Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Jack Jeffers (btb), Milt Jackson (vib), Howard Collins (g), Dick Katz (p), Ray Drummond (b), Mel Lewis (d), Chubby Jackson, Barbara Lea (v), John Lewis (con)

a. I - Wild Root(Woody Herman, Neal Hefti) / arr: Ralph Burns
b. - Early Autumn(Ralph Burns, Johnny Mercer, Woody Herman) / arr: Ralph Burns
c. - Lemon Drop(George Wallington) / arr: Shorty Rogers
d. - Apple Honey(Woody Herman) / arr: Ralph Burns
e. - Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe(E. Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen) / arr: Ralph Burns
f. - The Goof And I(Al Cohn) / arr: Al Cohn
g. - Four Brothers(Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
h. - Bijou(Ralph Burns) / arr: Ralph Burns
i. - Blue Serge(Mercer Ellington) / arr: Gary Anderson
j. - The Good Earth(Neal Hefti) / arr: Neal Hefti
k. - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams(Ted Koehler, Billy Moll, Harry Barris) / arr: Ralph Burns
l. II - More Moon(Shorty Rogers) / arr: Shorty Rogers
m. Woodchopper's Ball(Joe Bishop, Woody Herman) / arr: Neal Hefti
n. Stompin' At The Savoy(Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Benny Goodman) / arr: Ralph Burns

Bill Easley (cl) on a-f, h-n, (as) on a-f, h-n; John Purcell (as) on a-f, h-n, (ts) on f; Milt Jackson (vib) on b, e; Chubby Jackson (v) on c; Barbara Lea (v) on e, k.

Final two selections are unconfirmed. Possible that other selections were played. 2/88 JazzTimes review by Ira Gitler supplies some but not all personnel specifics and performance sequence. Further information needed. Details of additional woodwind doubles uncertain.


Date: February 25, 1988
Location: WNEW-FM Studios, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Gil Chimes (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, bar), Mark Vinci (as), Frank Vicari (ts), Roy Gerson (p), Mike Hall (b), Gil Chimes (d), David Belt (v)

a. 01 Blues(Traditional)
b. 02 Move(Denzil Best)
c. 03 The Intimacy Of The Blues(Billy Strayhorn)
d. 04 Too Close For Comfort(Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener, George David Weiss)
e. 05 Perdido(Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder)
f. 06 Everything Happens To Me(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
g. 07 Song For My Father(Horace Silver)
h. 08 Groovin' High(Dizzy Gillespie)

David Belt (v) on d.

Broadcast live on Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins radio show.


Date: March 6, 1988
Location: Howard Community College, Columbia, MD
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, af, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, af, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Mike Richmond (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. I - 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. I - 04 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
e. I - 05 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. II - 01 El Gaucho(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
h. II - 02 Low Tide(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
i. II - 03 Maximum Density(Andy LaVerne) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 04 Whirlpools [aka So Long Ago](Marc Copland [Cohen], Ellery Eskelin) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. II - 05 Sue's Changes(Charles Mingus) / arr: Jack Walrath
l. II - 06 Quiet Now(Denny Zeitlin) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, d, f, (f) on e-f, i, (af) on e, j, (cl) on b, e-f, j, l, (ss) on c, e-f, h, j, (as) on a, d, f-i, k; Ralph Lalama (f) on e-f, (af) on j, (cl) on b, e-f, j, l, (ts) on a, c-k; Glenn Wilson (f) on f, (bcl) on b, l, (bar) on a, c-k; Brian Lynch (t) on a, c-k, (fh) on b-c, e-f, j, l; Bill Warfield (t) on a-k, (fh) on c, e-g, j, l.


Date: June 3, 1988
Location: Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center, Vienna, VA
Label: [private recording]

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), James Moody (f, ts), Paquito D'Rivera (cl, as), Sam Rivers (ts), Jon Faddis, Dizzy Gillespie (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Douglas Purviance (btb), Ed Cherry (g), Monty Alexander (p), John Lee (eb), Ignacio Berroa (d), Giovanni Hidalgo (cga, per), Airto Moreira (per), Flora Purim (v)

a. Tanga(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. No More Blues [lyric version of Chega De Saudade](Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Jessie Cavanaugh, Jon Hendricks) / arr: Mike Abene
c. Con Alma(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. Lorraine(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Mike Crotty

Ed Cherry (g) on a-b, d; Monty Alexander (p) on a-b, d; John Lee (eb) on a-b, d; Ignacio Berroa (d) on a-b, d; Giovanni Hidalgo (cga) on a-b, d, (per) on a-b, d; Airto Moreira (per) on a-b, d; Flora Purim (v) on a-b, d.

Rehearsal recording exists of a. only.


Date: June 21, 1988
Location: City Hall Park, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (syn), Ned Mann (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 The Big Push(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
b. 02 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
c. 03 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Mike Crotty
d. 04 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Episode #2(Paul Ferguson) / arr: Paul Ferguson
f. 06 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on d, f, (f) on d, (ss) on d, (as) on a-c, e-f; Ralph Lalama (f) on d, (cl) on d; Glenn Wilson (f) on d; Brian Lynch (fh) on d; Bill Warfield (fh) on d.


Date: July 11, 1988
Location: Hartford Jazz Festival - Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Mark Lopeman (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Tim Ouimette, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Art Baron (tb, btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
b. 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Tuma(Quincy Jones) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on c, e, (f) on e, (cl) on b, d, (ss) on d-e, (as) on a, c; Mark Lopeman (f) on e, (cl) on b, d-e, (ts) on a, c-e; Glenn Wilson (f) on e, (bcl) on b, (bar) on a, c-e; Tim Ouimette (t) on a, c-e, (fh) on b, d-e; Bill Warfield (fh) on d-e; Art Baron (tb) on d-e.


Date: August 7, 1988
Location: Riverside Park Arts Festival - Riverside Park, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), John McNeil, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (syn), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Maximum Density(Andy LaVerne) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Sue's Changes(Charles Mingus) / arr: Jack Walrath

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, d, (f) on c-e, (cl) on b, e, (ss) on d-f, (as) on a, c, g; Ralph Lalama (f) on d-e, (cl) on b, d-e, (ts) on a, c-g; Glenn Wilson (f) on d, (bcl) on b, (bar) on a, c-g; John McNeil (t) on a-e, g, (fh) on d-f; Bill Warfield (fh) on d-f.


Date: December 22, 1988
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (cl, ss, bar), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p, syn), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. I - 01 Dolphin Dance(Herbie Hancock)
b. I - 02 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
c. I - 03 All Or Nothing At All(Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence)
d. I - 04 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins)
e. I - 05 There Will Never Be Another You(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
f. II - 01 Close To You(Hal David, Burt Bacharach)
g. II - 02 Ceora(Lee Morgan)
h. II - 03 Until She Comes Along(Steve Harrow)
i. II - 04 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
j. II - 05 Rhythm-a-ning(Thelonious Monk)

Bill Kirchner (cl) on a, (ss) on a-b, d-e, g-h, j, (bar) on c, e-f, i; Marc Copland [Cohen] (syn) on d, g.


Date: February 20, 1989
Location: Visiones, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, bcl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Tim Ouimette, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Joel Weiskopf (p), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. I - 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 Maximum Density(Andy LaVerne) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. I - 04 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. I - 05 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. I - 07 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield
h. II - 01 Kirche Tönen(Michael Patterson) / arr: Michael Patterson
i. II - 02 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 03 Episode #2(Paul Ferguson) / arr: Paul Ferguson
k. II - 04 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. II - 05 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
m. II - 06 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
n. II - 07 2-5-1(Jane Ira Bloom) / arr: Jane Ira Bloom, Bill Kirchner
o. II - 08 Quiet Now(Denny Zeitlin) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, k, n, (f) on c, e, i, k, m, (cl) on b, f, i, k, o, (bcl) on d, (ss) on d-i, k-n, (as) on a, c-e, g, j-k; Ralph Lalama (f) on e, i, k, m, (cl) on b, e-f, i, k, m, o, (ts) on a, c-n; Glenn Wilson (f) on e, k, m, (bcl) on b, f, h, o, (bar) on a, c-e, g, i-n; Tim Ouimette (t) on a, c-k, m-n, (fh) on b, d-e, g-i, k-o; Bill Warfield (t) on a-n, (fh) on d-e, h-i, k-o.


Date: February 25, 1989
Location: University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Label: [private recording]

University Of North Carolina Jazz Band (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, ss, bar), Julie Lanzillo, Chris Sutton (as), Jason Barker, Steve Ganz (ts), Shea Carter (bar), Arthur Barnes, Angela Coin, Marty Hodel, Ken Leahy, Brian Quakenbush, Claudio Roditi (t), Paul Bates, Walker Blanchard, Robert Jones, John Larmann, Stephen Parris (tb), Rich Kaplan (g), Kurt Melges (p), Tripp Parham (b), Jeff Chandler (d), Jim Ketch (con)

a. 01 Come Fly With Me(Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Billy Byers
b. 02 Central Park West(John Coltrane) / arr: John Fedchock
c. 03 Lazy Bird(John Coltrane) / arr: Bill Stapleton
d. 04 A Long Time Ago(Bob Mintzer) / arr: Bob Mintzer
e. 05 Strata(Matt Nicholl) / arr: Matt Nicholl
f. 06 Potato Blues(Matt Harris) / arr: Matt Harris
g. 07 A Night In Tunisia(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) / arr: Michael Sweeney
h. 08 Anthropology(Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Mark Taylor
i. 09 What's New(Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) / arr: Mike Crotty
j. 10 Adjustment(Horace Silver) / arr: Matt Harris
k. 11 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
l. 12 What It Is To Be Frank(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
m. 13 Impressions(John Coltrane) / arr: Slide Hampton

Bill Kirchner (f) on f, (cl) on k, (ss) on l-m, (bar) on h-i; Claudio Roditi (t) on f, i-j, m.

Kirchner reorchestrated k. and l. from the original arrangements.


Date: April 12, 1989
Location: St. Peter's Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner, John Stowell (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, bcl, ss), John Stowell (g)

a. 01 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
b. 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins)
c. 03 Liz Anne(Cal Tjader)
d. 04 Prelude To A Kiss(Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills)
e. 05 Con Alma(Dizzy Gillespie)
f. 06 You And The Night And The Music(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)

Bill Kirchner (f) on b, d, (bcl) on a, e, (ss) on c-f.


Date: April 13, 1989
Location: WBRS-FM Studios, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Label: [radio broadcast]

Bill Kirchner, John Stowell (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, af, cl, bcl, ss), John Stowell (g)

a. 01 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
b. 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins)
c. 03 When Jasper Grows Up(John Stowell)
d. 04 Prelude To A Kiss(Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills)
e. 05 You And The Night And The Music(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
f. 06 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
g. 07 Con Alma(Dizzy Gillespie)
h. 08 Rhythm-a-ning(Thelonious Monk)

Bill Kirchner (f) on b, d, (af) on d, (cl) on d, g, (bcl) on b, d-e, h, (ss) on a, e-f, h.

d. begins with a free improvisation.


Date: April 15, 1989
Location: Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, af, cl, bcl, ss, as), Seth Brody (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Bud Burridge, John McNeil (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Joel Weiskopf (p), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d), Joe Kennedy, Jr. (vn)

a. I - 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 El Gaucho(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
d. I - 04 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. I - 05 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. II - 01 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. II - 02 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. II - 03 Episode #2(Paul Ferguson) / arr: Paul Ferguson
j. II - 04 Deep Tango(Steve Kuhn) / arr: Michael Patterson
k. II - 05 You Must Believe In Spring(Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. II - 06 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, f, (f) on e-f, h, j, (af) on k, (cl) on b, f-g, j-k, (bcl) on d, (ss) on d-h, j-l, (as) on a, c-f, h-i, l; Seth Brody (f) on e-f, h, (cl) on b, e-g, j-k, (ts) on a, c-i, k-l; Glenn Wilson (f) on e-f, h, (bcl) on b, g, j-k, (bar) on a, c-f, h-i, k-l; Bud Burridge (fh) on a, c-f, h, j; John McNeil (fh) on e-f, h, j, l; Joe Kennedy, Jr. (vn) on h-l.


Date: May 29, 1989
Location: Visiones, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, bcl, ss, as), Seth Brody (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Joel Weiskopf (p), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. I - 01 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 El Gaucho(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
d. I - 04 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. I - 05 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Mike Crotty
f. I - 06 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. II - 01 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. II - 02 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. II - 03 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 04 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. II - 05 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. II - 06 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, f, (f) on a, d, f, i, k, (cl) on b, f, j, (bcl) on h, (ss) on a, d, f-l, (as) on c-f, h-i, l; Seth Brody (f) on a, d, f, i, k, (cl) on a-b, f, i-k, (ts) on a, c-l; Glenn Wilson (f) on a, d, f, i, k, (bcl) on b, j, (bar) on a, c-i, k-l; Brian Lynch (t) on a, c-f, h-l, (fh) on a-b, d, f-g, i, k-l; Bill Warfield (fh) on a, c-d, f-i, k.


Date: June 10, 1989
Location: Royal Festival Hall, London, England
Label: Enja

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), James Moody (f, as, ts, v), Paquito D'Rivera (cl, as), Mario Rivera (ss, ts, per), Dizzy Gillespie, Claudio Roditi (t), Arturo Sandoval (t, fh, pt), Slide Hampton (tb), Steve Turre (btb, shl), Ed Cherry (g), Danilo Perez (p), John Lee (eb), Ignacio Berroa (d), Giovanni Hidalgo (cga, per), Airto Moreira (per), Flora Purim (v)

a. 01 Manteca - 1:11(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
b. 02 Tin Tin Deo - 10:14(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo) / arr: Mike Abene
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c. 03 Seresta(Manfredo Fest, Howard Levy) / arr: Paquito D'Rivera
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d. 03 Samba For Carmen - 8:31(Paquito D'Rivera) / arr: Paquito D'Rivera
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e. 04 And Then She Stopped - 7:26(Dizzy Gillespie)
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f. 05 Moody's Mood - 4:01(James Moody, Eddie Jefferson)
g. 06 Tanga - 14:09(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Bill Kirchner
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h. 07 Esquinas - 6:36(Flora Purim, Djavan)
i. 08 Kush - 9:08(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Kenny Berger
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j. 09 Dizzy Shells - 6:19(Steve Turre) / arr: Steve Turre
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k. 10 A Night In Tunisia - 18:51(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
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All titles on: Kultur DVD — Live At The Royal Festival Hall   (2005)

c, d performed as medley.

Steve Turre (shl) on j; James Moody (v) on f.

CD issue gives no arranging credits. Above supplied by Bill Kirchner.

DVD timings for some selections are slightly different. Further information needed.


Date: June 24, 1989
Location: Manhattan Square Park, Rochester, NY
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Kenny Berger (f, bcl, bar), Ken Hitchcock (f, cl, ts), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Joel Weiskopf (p), Sean Smith (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 A Little Circus Music(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
e. 05 Thelonious Assault(Kenny Berger) / arr: Kenny Berger
f. 06 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
g. 07 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Quiet Now(Denny Zeitlin) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, d, g, (f) on c, g, (cl) on b, g-h, (ss) on c, e, g, (as) on a, c-d, f-g; Kenny Berger (f) on c, g, (bcl) on b, h, (bar) on a, c-g; Ken Hitchcock (f) on c, g, (cl) on b-c, g-h, (ts) on a, c-g; Brian Lynch (t) on a, c-d, f-g, (fh) on b-c, e, g-h; Bill Warfield (t) on a-g, (fh) on c, g-h.

Kirchner reorchestrated f. from the original arrangement.


Date: August 7, 1989
Location: Visiones, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, af, cl, bcl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, af, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Randy Sandke, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p, syn), Ned Mann (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. I - 01 The Big Push(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Glenn Wilson
b. I - 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 Maximum Density(Andy LaVerne) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. I - 04 The Saga Of Harrison Crabfeathers [aka Poem For No. 15](Steve Kuhn) / arr: Kenny Berger
e. I - 05 Songbird(Loonis McGlohon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 Deep Tango(Steve Kuhn) / arr: Michael Patterson
g. I - 07 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. I - 08 Street Corner Supermarket(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
i. II - 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 02 Whirlpools [aka So Long Ago](Marc Copland [Cohen], Ellery Eskelin) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. II - 03 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. II - 04 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
m. II - 05 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
n. II - 06 Gentle Voice In The Night(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on g, i, k, (f) on c, e-h, k, n, (af) on j, (cl) on b, f, j, n, (bcl) on m, (ss) on d, f-g, j-m, (as) on a, c, e, h-i, k, m; Ralph Lalama (f) on e, g-h, k, (af) on j, n, (cl) on b, e-g, j, n, (ts) on a, c-e, g-m; Glenn Wilson (f) on e, g-h, k, (bcl) on b, f, n, (bar) on a, c-e, g-m; Randy Sandke (t) on a, c, e-k, m-n, (fh) on b, d-g, j, l, n; Bill Warfield (t) on a-c, e-n, (fh) on d-g, j-m; Marc Copland [Cohen] (p) on a-j, l-n, (syn) on b, k.


Date: August 19, 1989
Location: Second Promenade Music Festival - Evergreen Department Store Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Label: [private recording]

Mike Abene, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, ss), Mike Abene (p)

a. 01 Summertime(George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b. 02 Rock Skippin' At The Blue Note(Billy Strayhorn)
c. 03 O Grande Amor(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes)
d. 04 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner)
e. 05 Jive At Five(Harry Edison, Count Basie)
f. 06 Passion Flower(Billy Strayhorn)
g. 07 A Sleepin' Bee(Truman Capote, Harold Arlen)
h. 08 House Of Jade(Wayne Shorter)
i. 09 Now I Know(Mike Abene)
j. 10 Runnin' Wild(Leo Wood, A. Harrington Gibbs, Joe Grey)

Bill Kirchner (f) on c, e, h, (cl) on b, (ss) on a, d, g, i-j.


Date: August 20, 1989
Location: Second Promenade Music Festival - Evergreen Department Store Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Label: [private recording]

Mike Abene, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, ss), Mike Abene (p)

a. 01 Summertime(George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b. 02 Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are [aka Bolivar Blues](Thelonious Monk)
c. 03 Con Alma(Dizzy Gillespie)
d. 04 Mahjong(Wayne Shorter)
e. 05 Passion Flower(Billy Strayhorn)
f. 06 Upper Manhattan Medical Group(Billy Strayhorn)
g. 07 Prelude To A Kiss(Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills)
h. 08 Improvisation(collective improvisation)
i. 09 I Almost Said Goodbye(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon)
j. 10 Rhythm-a-ning(Thelonious Monk)

Bill Kirchner (f) on g-h, (cl) on c, i, (ss) on a-b, d, f, h, j.


Date: September 2, 1989
Location: Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago, IL
Label: [private recording]

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), James Moody (f, as, ts, v), Paquito D'Rivera (cl, as), Mario Rivera (ss, ts), Sam Rivers (ts), Jon Faddis, Dizzy Gillespie, Virgil Jones, Claudio Roditi (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Steve Turre (btb, shl), Ed Cherry (g), Danilo Perez (p), John Lee (eb), Ignacio Berroa (d), Giovanni Hidalgo (cga, per)

a. 01 Manteca - 13:35(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
b. 02 Kush - 13:17(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Kenny Berger
c. 03 Seresta(Manfredo Fest, Howard Levy) / arr: Paquito D'Rivera
d. 03 Samba For Carmen - 9:20(Paquito D'Rivera) / arr: Paquito D'Rivera
e. 04 And Then She Stopped - 7:40(Dizzy Gillespie)
f. 05 Moody's Mood - 3:45(James Moody, Eddie Jefferson)
g. 06 Tanga - 16:35(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 07 Dizzy Shells - 6:20(Steve Turre) / arr: Steve Turre
i. 08 Birks' Works - 10:15(Dizzy Gillespie)
j. 09 A Night In Tunisia - 16:15(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)

c, d performed as medley.

Sam Rivers (ts) on i; Steve Turre (shl) on h; James Moody (v) on f.

Final selection is incomplete on only known source.


Date: September 25, 1989
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Mark Lopeman (f, bcl, bar), Paul McGinley (f, cl, ts), Tim Ouimette, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Art Baron (tb, btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p, syn), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. I - 01 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Tuma(Quincy Jones) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. I - 04 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Mike Crotty
e. I - 05 Deep Tango(Steve Kuhn) / arr: Michael Patterson
f. I - 06 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. I - 07 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. I - 08 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. II - 01 Kirche Tönen(Michael Patterson) / arr: Michael Patterson
j. II - 02 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. II - 03 Low Tide(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
l. II - 04 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
m. II - 05 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
n. II - 06 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, h, (f) on a, c, e-h, j, (cl) on b, e, g-h, m-n, (ss) on a-c, e-m, (as) on a, c-d, f, h, k; Mark Lopeman (f) on a, c, f, h, j, (bcl) on e, i, m-n, (bar) on a-d, f-h, j-l; Paul McGinley (f) on a, c, f-h, j, (cl) on b, e-h, j, m-n, (ts) on a-d, f-m; Tim Ouimette (t) on a-k, m-n, (fh) on b-c, e-j, l; Bill Warfield (fh) on a-c, e-j, l; Art Baron (tb) on b, e, m; Marc Copland [Cohen] (p) on b-l, (syn) on a, d, m-n.


Date: October 25, 1989
Location: Visiones, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Glenn Wilson (f, bcl, bar), Tim Ouimette, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Carlton Holmes (p, syn), David Finck (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. I - 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
c. I - 03 Blue Serge(Mercer Ellington) / arr: Emin Findikoglu
d. I - 04 Thelonious Assault(Kenny Berger) / arr: Kenny Berger
e. I - 05 Enchantress(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. I - 07 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Bill Warfield
h. II - 01 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. II - 02 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 03 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. II - 04 Pretty Blue(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. II - 05 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, e-f, i, (f) on e-f, i, l, (cl) on c, h, j-k, (ss) on d, f-i, l, (as) on a-b, f-g, k; Ralph Lalama (f) on e-f, i, l, (cl) on h-l, (ts) on a-i, k-l; Glenn Wilson (f) on e-f, i, l, (bcl) on c, h, j, (bar) on a-b, d-g, i, k-l; Tim Ouimette (t) on a-b, e-i, k-l, (fh) on c-e, g, i-l; Bill Warfield (fh) on e-f, i, k-l; Carlton Holmes (p) on a-d, f-i, k-l, (syn) on e, j.


Date: November 8, 1989
Location: St. Peter's Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Mike Abene, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, ss), Mike Abene (p)

a. 01 Easy Money(Benny Carter)
b. 02 Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are [aka Bolivar Blues](Thelonious Monk)
c. 03 Now I Know(Mike Abene)
d. 04 Until She Comes Along(Steve Harrow)
e. 05 That Ole Devil Called Love(Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts)
f. 06 Bye Bye Baby(Jule Styne, Leo Robin)

Bill Kirchner (f) on a, c, (cl) on e, (ss) on b, d, f.


Date: January 7, 1990
Location: Vineyard Theater, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (cl, bcl), Sam Margolis (cl), Joe Muranyi (cl, v), Keith Ingham (p), John Goldsby (b), Dennis Mackrel (d)

a. I - 01 Undecided(Charlie Shavers, Sydney Robin)
b. I - 02 Mood Indigo(Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills)
c. I - 03 Mean To Me(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
d. I - 04 Crazy Rhythm(Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Irving Caesar)
e. I - 05 Close To You(Hal David, Burt Bacharach)
f. I - 06 Sweet Georgia Brown(Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
g. I - 07 Thanks A Million(Gus Kahn, Arthur Johnston)
h. I - 08 Limehouse Blues(Philip Braham, Douglas Furber)
i. II - 01 Some Of These Days(Shelton Brooks)
j. II - 02 Poor Butterfly(Raymond Hubbell, John Golden)
k. II - 03 Sultry Serenade [aka How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me](Tyree Glenn, Allan Roberts)
l. II - 04 Nuages(Django Reinhardt)
m. II - 05 Clarinet Chase(Ernie Caceres)

Bill Kirchner (cl) on a-b, d, f, h, l-m, (bcl) on e, i-k; Sam Margolis (cl) on a-d, f, h-i, k-m; Joe Muranyi (cl) on a-b, d, f-m, (v) on g; Keith Ingham (p) on a-d, f-i, k-m.

Concert produced by Richard Sudhalter and titled "Clarinet Marmalade".


Date: February 5, 1990
Location: Visiones, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, bcl, ss, as), Kenny Berger (f, bcl, bar), Paul McGinley (f, cl, ts), Brian Lynch, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Art Baron (tb, btb), Carlton Holmes (p, syn), Ned Mann (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. I - 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. I - 04 Thelonious Assault(Kenny Berger) / arr: Kenny Berger
e. I - 05 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat(Charles Mingus) / arr: Mike Crotty
g. I - 07 Songbird(Loonis McGlohon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. I - 08 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. II - 01 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 02 Low Tide(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
k. II - 03 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. II - 04 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
m. II - 05 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
n. II - 06 Quiet Now(Denny Zeitlin) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, h-i, k, (f) on b, g-i, k-l, (cl) on c, h, l, n, (bcl) on e-f, (ss) on b, d-e, h-l, (as) on a-b, e-j, m; Kenny Berger (f) on b, g-i, k, (bcl) on c, n, (bar) on a-b, d-m; Paul McGinley (f) on b, g-i, k-l, (cl) on c, g-h, k-l, n, (ts) on a-b, d-m; Brian Lynch (t) on a-c, e-m, (fh) on b, d, g-h, k-l, n; Bill Warfield (t) on a-m, (fh) on b, e, g-i, k-l, n; Art Baron (tb) on h, k; Carlton Holmes (p) on a-b, d-h, j-n, (syn) on c, i.


Date: April 8, 1990
Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum Of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Label: [radio broadcast]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, bcl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Michael Rabinowitz (bsn, bcl), Bud Burridge, Brian Lynch (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Carlton Holmes (p, syn), Chip Jackson (b, eb), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance - 8:48(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Brother Brown - 8:51(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Theme For Gregory - 12:00(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Infant Eyes - 7:15(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Low Tide - 6:17(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
f. 06 Turkish Taffy - 12:29(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Sunday In New York - 9:36(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues] - 9:54(Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. 09 Velas Içadas - 8:27(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. 10 2-5-1 - 13:40(Jane Ira Bloom) / arr: Jane Ira Bloom, Bill Kirchner
k. 11 Close To You - 8:39(Hal David, Burt Bacharach) / arr: Bill Kirchner
All titles on: A-Records CDAL 73177 — Trance Dance   (1999)

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a-b, j, (f) on b-d, (cl) on d, f, i, (bcl) on g, (ss) on b-h, j-k, (as) on a-c, e, g; Ralph Lalama (f) on b-d, k, (cl) on c-d, f, i, k, (ts) on a-h, j-k; Michael Rabinowitz (bsn) on a-e, g-h, j-k, (bcl) on f, i; Bud Burridge (t) on a-j, (fh) on b-d, g-h, j-k; Brian Lynch (t) on a-g, j, (fh) on c-d, h-k; Carlton Holmes (p) on a, c-h, j-k, (syn) on b, f, i; Chip Jackson (b) on a-h, j-k, (eb) on i.

Soloists:
a. Lalama (ts), Burridge (t), Jackson (b)
b. Lynch (t), Lalama (ts), Vincent (d)
c. Holmes (p), Burridge (fh), Kirchner (ss)
d. Rabinowitz (bsn), Holmes (p)
e. Jackson (b)
f. Jackson (b), Purviance (btb), Lalama (ts)
g. Lynch (t), Rabinowitz (bsn)
h. Holmes (p), Burridge (fh), Rabinowitz (bsn), Vincent (d)
i. Lynch (fh)
j. Jackson (b), Lynch (t), Lalama (ts), Vincent (d)
k. Purviance (btb), Kirchner (ss), Holmes (p)

Excerpts of concert were aired on "Radio Smithsonian," program 1084, September 1990.
All selections except "Trance Dance" were aired on "American Jazz Radio Festival", National Public Radio, October 1990.

Videotape exists.


Date: June 12, 1990
Location: LaGuardia High School For The Performing Arts, New York City
Label: [private recording]

BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Orchestra (ldr), Ed Xiques (bcl, bar, con), Ted Nash (ss, as, con), Chuck Clark (as), Frank Griffith (ts), Bill Kirchner (ts, con), John Eckert, Jim Hynes, Larry Moses (t, fh), Bill Warfield, Jens Winther (t, fh, con), Matt Haviland (tb, con), Jim Leff, Mark Patterson (tb), Joe Randazzo (btb), Lee Musiker (p), Ted Rosenthal (p, con), Ron McClure (b), Terry Clarke (d), Manny Albam, Bob Brookmeyer, Burt Korall (dir), Bob Aquino, Robin Connell, Wally Dunbar, Richard Nelson, Rich Shemaria, Bill Whited (con)

a. I - 01 Four Together(Ted Nash) / arr: Ted Nash
b. I - 02 Current Affair(Bob Aquino) / arr: Bob Aquino
c. I - 03 They Only Come Out At Night(Rich Shemaria) / arr: Rich Shemaria
d. I - 04 Mono Lake(Ed Xiques) / arr: Ed Xiques
e. I - 05 Be Mine Intimately(Ted Rosenthal) / arr: Ted Rosenthal
f. I - 06 Holding Patterns(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. I - 07 BMI 1(Wally Dunbar) / arr: Wally Dunbar
h. II - 01 Visions(Jens Winther) / arr: Jens Winther
i. II - 02 Tentigo(Bill Warfield) / arr: Bill Warfield
j. II - 03 Coney Island School Of Carving(Robin Connell) / arr: Robin Connell
k. II - 04 Re-Nascence(Matt Haviland) / arr: Matt Haviland
l. II - 05 Suspension(Richard Nelson) / arr: Richard Nelson
m. II - 06 Choices(Bill Whited) / arr: Bill Whited

Bob Aquino (con) on b; Robin Connell (con) on j; Wally Dunbar (con) on g; Matt Haviland (con) on k; Bill Kirchner (con) on f; Ted Nash (con) on a; Richard Nelson (con) on l; Ted Rosenthal (con) on e; Rich Shemaria (con) on c; Bill Warfield (con) on i; Bill Whited (con) on m; Jens Winther (con) on h; Ed Xiques (con) on d.

Saxophonists double on various woodwinds. Bill Kirchner (ts) solo on k.

Only four trumpets appear on each selection, with either Eckert or Moses. Only one pianist appears on each selection. Specifics unknown.


Date: June 28, 1990
Location: Estival Jazz Lugano - Piazza della Riforma, Lugano, Switzerland
Label: [private recording]

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), James Moody (f, ts), Paquito D'Rivera (cl, as), Mario Rivera (ts), Dizzy Gillespie, Claudio Roditi, Arturo Sandoval (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Steve Turre (tb, shl), Ed Cherry (g), Danilo Perez (p), John Lee (eb), Ignacio Berroa (d), Giovanni Hidalgo (cga), Airto Moreira (per), Flora Purim (v)

a. 01 Manteca - 12:27(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
b. 02 Kush - 13:45(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Kenny Berger
c. 03 Serenata(Carlos Franzetti)
d. 03 To Brenda With Love - 9:30(Paquito D'Rivera) / arr: Paquito D'Rivera
e. 04 Fiesta Mojo - 7:25(Dizzy Gillespie)
f. 05 Partido Alto - 12:44(Jose Roberto Bertrami, Alex Malheiros, Flora Purim)
g. 06 Let It Go - 8:01(Steve Turre) / arr: Steve Turre
h. 07 Dizzy Shells - 8:46(Steve Turre) / arr: Steve Turre
i. 08 Tanga - 14:06(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. 09 Happy Birthday - 1:27(Patty S. Hill, Mildred J. Hill)
k. 10 A Night In Tunisia - 14:59(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)

c, d performed as medley.

James Moody (f) on a-b, d-k, (ts) on a-b, d-k; Paquito D'Rivera (as) on a-b, d-k; Mario Rivera (ts) on a-b, d-k; Dizzy Gillespie (t) on a-b, d-k; Claudio Roditi (t) on a-b, d-k; Arturo Sandoval (t) on a-b, d-k; Slide Hampton (tb) on a-b, d-k; Steve Turre (tb) on a-b, d-k, (shl) on a-b, d-k; Ed Cherry (g) on a-b, d-k; John Lee (eb) on a-b, d-k; Ignacio Berroa (d) on a-b, d-k; Giovanni Hidalgo (cga) on a-b, d-k; Airto Moreira (per) on a-b, d-k; Flora Purim (v) on a-b, d-k.


Date: August 17, 1990
Location: J's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, bcl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Michael Rabinowitz (bsn, bcl), Bud Burridge, Andy Gravish (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Richard Sussman (p, syn), Drew Gress (b), John Riley (d)

a. I - 01 Deep Tango(Steve Kuhn) / arr: Michael Patterson
b. I - 02 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. II - 01 Close To The Heart(Michael Patterson) / arr: Michael Patterson
e. II - 02 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. II - 03 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. II - 04 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. II - 05 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. II - 06 Close To You(Hal David, Burt Bacharach) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. III - 01 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Mike Crotty
k. III - 02 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. III - 03 Songbird(Loonis McGlohon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
m. III - 04 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
n. III - 05 So What(Miles Davis) / arr: Dave Rivello
o. III - 06 Quiet Now(Denny Zeitlin) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on c, h, k, (f) on a, c, h, l, n, (cl) on a, c-e, g, o, (bcl) on f, (ss) on a-c, e-f, h-i, m-n, (as) on c, f, j-m; Ralph Lalama (f) on c-d, h-i, l, n, (cl) on a, c, e, g-i, l, o, (ts) on b-f, h-n; Michael Rabinowitz (bsn) on b-c, f, h-n, (bcl) on a, d-e, g, n-o; Bud Burridge (t) on a-h, j-n, (fh) on a-d, f, h-i, l, n-o; Andy Gravish (t) on a, c-f, h, j-n, (fh) on a-d, g-i, l, n-o; Richard Sussman (p) on a-f, h-o, (syn) on g.


Date: October 11, 1990
Location: Cooper Union, New York City
Label: [private recording]

American Jazz Orchestra (ldr), Danny Bank (bcl, bar), Marty Ehrlich, John Purcell (as), Patience Higgins, Bill Kirchner (ts), Eddie Allen, John Eckert, Bob Millikan, Marvin Stamm, Jack Walrath (t, fh), Eddie Bert, Dick Griffin, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Alfred Patterson (btb), Warren Smith (vib, per), Jerome Harris (g), Dick Katz (p, syn), Peter Washington (b), Andrew Cyrille (d), Muhal Richard Abrams (con)

a. Blues Idea(Muhal Richard Abrams) / arr: Muhal Richard Abrams
b. Nusped(Muhal Richard Abrams) / arr: Muhal Richard Abrams
c. Fluclana(Muhal Richard Abrams) / arr: Muhal Richard Abrams
d. Afrala(Muhal Richard Abrams) / arr: Muhal Richard Abrams
e. Big T(Muhal Richard Abrams) / arr: Muhal Richard Abrams
f. Aura Of Thought - Things(Muhal Richard Abrams) / arr: Muhal Richard Abrams
g. Oldfotalk(Muhal Richard Abrams) / arr: Muhal Richard Abrams
h. Hearinga(Muhal Richard Abrams) / arr: Muhal Richard Abrams
i. Seesall(Muhal Richard Abrams) / arr: Muhal Richard Abrams
j. Bermix(Muhal Richard Abrams) / arr: Muhal Richard Abrams

Saxophonists double on various woodwinds. Bill Kirchner (ts) solo on j.

Further information needed on performance order and possible additional selections.


Date: October 24, 1990
Location: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), James Moody (f, ts), Paquito D'Rivera (cl, as), Mario Rivera (ts), Dizzy Gillespie, Claudio Roditi, Arturo Sandoval (t), Angel 'Papo' Vazquez (tb), Douglas Purviance (btb), Ed Cherry (g), Danilo Perez (p), John Lee (eb), Ignacio Berroa (d), Giovanni Hidalgo (cga), Airto Moreira (per), Flora Purim (v)

a. 01 Manteca - 13:36(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
b. 02 Tin Tin Deo - 11:24(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo) / arr: Mike Abene
c. 03 Seresta(Manfredo Fest, Howard Levy) / arr: Paquito D'Rivera
d. 03 Samba For Carmen - 11:57(Paquito D'Rivera) / arr: Paquito D'Rivera
e. 04 Giant Steps - 11:35(John Coltrane)
f. 05 And Then She Stopped - 8:51(Dizzy Gillespie)
g. 06 Tanga - 20:34(Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 07 Chega De Saudade [aka No More Blues] - 6:37(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes) / arr: Mike Abene

c, d performed as medley.

James Moody (f) on a-d, f-h; Paquito D'Rivera (cl) on a-d, f-h, (as) on a-d, f-h; Mario Rivera (ts) on a-d, f-h; Dizzy Gillespie (t) on a-d, f-h; Claudio Roditi (t) on a-d, f-h; Arturo Sandoval (t) on a-d, f-h; Angel 'Papo' Vazquez (tb) on a-d, f-h; Douglas Purviance (btb) on a-d, f-h; Ed Cherry (g) on a-d, f-h; Giovanni Hidalgo (cga) on a-d, f-h; Airto Moreira (per) on a-d, f-h; Flora Purim (v) on g-h.


Date: November 27, 1990
Location: St. Peter's Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Marc Copland [Cohen], Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p)

a. 01 Easy To Love(Cole Porter)
b. 02 Now's The Time(Charlie Parker)
c. 03 Improvisation(collective improvisation)
d. 04 My Foolish Heart(Victor Young, Ned Washington)
e. 05 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes](Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
f. 06 Fungii Mama(Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)
g. 07 A Quiet Thing(John Kander, Fred Ebb)

The free improvisation was later orchestrated as "Pour Une Chanteuse".


Date: February 28, 1991
Location: Greenwich House, New York City
Label: [private recording]

BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Orchestra (ldr), Don McGeen (bsn, bcl, bar), Bill Kirchner (ss, con), Ed Xiques (ss, as, con), Charles Pillow (as), Tim Ries (ts, con), John Eckert, Laurie Frink, Ron Tooley (t, fh), Peter Gordon (frh), Matt Haviland (tb, con), Mark Patterson (tb), Nathan Durham (btb), Gene Bertoncini (g), Norman Carey (p), Robin Connell, Marc Copland [Cohen], Ted Rosenthal (p, con), Scott Colley (b), Ron Vincent (d), Bill Hayes (per), Marianne Henry, Marisa McLeod (vn), Diedra Lawrence (vl), Michael Cameron (vc), Nadine Earl Carey (v), Manny Albam, Bob Brookmeyer, Burt Korall (dir), Bob Aquino, Wally Dunbar, Rich Shemaria, Bill Whited (con)

a. 01 Earl's Pond(Ed Xiques) / arr: Ed Xiques
b. 02 Music For Guitar And Orchestra(Bill Whited) / arr: Bill Whited
c. 03 In Times Of Stormy Weather(Bob Aquino) / arr: Bob Aquino
d. 04 Pour Une Chanteuse [aka Chanson For Double Quartet](Bill Kirchner, Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Call Of The Wild(Robin Connell) / arr: Robin Connell
f. 06 Rhythm Rows(Matt Haviland) / arr: Matt Haviland
g. 07 The O. K. Korall(Wally Dunbar) / arr: Wally Dunbar
h. 08 Fall Of The Last Great Empire(Tim Ries) / arr: Tim Ries
i. 09 String Quartet: First Movement(Rich Shemaria) / arr: Rich Shemaria
j. 10 Point Of Attack(Ted Rosenthal) / arr: Ted Rosenthal

Don McGeen (bsn) on a-c, e-g, j, (bcl) on a-c, e-g, j, (bar) on a-c, e-g, j; Bill Kirchner (ss) on d, (con) on d; Ed Xiques (ss) on a-c, e-g, j, (as) on a-c, e-g, j, (con) on a; Charles Pillow (as) on a-c, e-g, j; Tim Ries (ts) on a-c, e-g, j, (con) on h; John Eckert (t) on a-c, e-g, j, (fh) on a-c, e-g, j; Laurie Frink (t) on a-c, e-g, j, (fh) on a-c, e-g, j; Ron Tooley (t) on a-c, e-g, j, (fh) on a-c, e-g, j; Peter Gordon (frh) on a-c, e-g, j; Matt Haviland (tb) on a-c, e-g, j, (con) on f; Mark Patterson (tb) on a-c, e-g, j; Nathan Durham (btb) on a-c, e-g, j; Gene Bertoncini (g) on b; Norman Carey (p) on c; Robin Connell (p) on e, (con) on e; Marc Copland [Cohen] (p) on d, (con) on d; Ted Rosenthal (p) on a-c, f-g, j, (con) on j; Scott Colley (b) on a-g, j; Ron Vincent (d) on a-g, j; Bill Hayes (per) on a-c, e-g, j; Nadine Earl Carey (v) on c; Bob Aquino (con) on c; Wally Dunbar (con) on g; Rich Shemaria (con) on i; Bill Whited (con) on b.

Saxophonists double on various woodwinds. Strings known as the Chaminade String Quartet.

Bill Kirchner (ss) solo on d.


Date: March 1, 1991
Location: J's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Michael Rabinowitz (bsn, bcl), Bud Burridge, Andy Gravish (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p, syn), Cameron Brown (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. I - 01 Pretty Blue(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. I - 04 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. I - 05 Enchantress(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
g. III - 01 Thelonious Assault(Kenny Berger) / arr: Kenny Berger
h. III - 02 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
i. III - 03 Blue Serge(Mercer Ellington) / arr: Emin Findikoglu
j. III - 04 Maximum Density(Andy LaVerne) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. III - 05 Close To You(Hal David, Burt Bacharach) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on b, e, (f) on b-e, j, (cl) on a, h-i, (ss) on b-d, g, k, (as) on a-b, d, f, h, j; Ralph Lalama (f) on b-e, k, (cl) on a, c-d, k; Michael Rabinowitz (bsn) on a-h, j-k, (bcl) on i; Bud Burridge (t) on a-j, (fh) on a-e, h, k; Andy Gravish (t) on a-f, h, j, (fh) on a, c-e, g-i, k; Marc Copland [Cohen] (p) on a, c-d, f-k, (syn) on b, e.

Second set was not recorded.

Kirchner reorchestrated f. and h. from the original arrangements.


Date: March 23, 1991
Location: Hastings-On-Hudson High School, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY
Label: [private recording]

Lewis Porter (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, af, ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Frank Tate (b), Lewis Porter (d)

a. 01 They Say It's Wonderful(Irving Berlin)
b. 02 Enchantress(Bill Kirchner)
c. 03 Ramblin'(Ornette Coleman)
d. 04 Whirlpools [aka So Long Ago](Marc Copland [Cohen], Ellery Eskelin)
e. 05 Bye-Ya(Thelonious Monk)
f. 06 This Is Always(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
g. 07 Blues(Marc Copland [Cohen])

Bill Kirchner (f) on b, (af) on f, (ss) on a, d, g, (ts) on c, e.

Videotape exists.


Date: July 16, 1991
Location: Greenwich House, New York City
Label: [private recording]

BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Orchestra (ldr), Don McGeen (bsn, bcl, bar), Bill Kirchner (ss, as, con), Tim Ries (ss), Tom Christensen (as), Chuck Clark (ts), Laurie Frink, Andy Gravish, Ron Tooley (t, fh), Jacqui Grasso (frh), Matt Haviland, Mark Patterson (tb), Nathan Durham (btb), Franck Amsallem, Carla Lother, Ted Rosenthal (p), Rich Shemaria (syn, con), Larry Grenadier (b), Ron Vincent (d), James Saporito (per), Roxanne Bergman, Jon Kass (vn), Kathie Sinsabaugh (vl), Joan Harrison (vc), Manny Albam (dir, con), Burt Korall (dir), Bob Aquino, Wally Dunbar, Lee Musiker, Bill Whited (con)

a. I - 01 Five Minutes(Rich Shemaria) / arr: Rich Shemaria
b. I - 02 Closing The Circle(Bill Whited) / arr: Bill Whited
c. I - 03 For The Third Time(Bob Aquino) / arr: Bob Aquino
d. I - 04 As Above, So Below(Jens Winther) / arr: Jens Winther
e. I - 05 The Survivor(Ted Rosenthal) / arr: Ted Rosenthal
f. II - 01 Inner Child(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. II - 02 Cross Currents(Robin Connell) / arr: Robin Connell
h. II - 03 Scrutinizing The Horizons So As Not To Be Aggressed(Tim Ries)
i. II - 04 Storm King(Ed Xiques) / arr: Ed Xiques
j. II - 05 BMI 3(Wally Dunbar) / arr: Wally Dunbar

Don McGeen (bsn) on a-g, i-j, (bcl) on a-g, i-j, (bar) on a-g, i-j; Bill Kirchner (ss) on a-g, i-j, (as) on a-g, i-j, (con) on f; Tim Ries (ss) on h; Tom Christensen (as) on a-g, i-j; Chuck Clark (ts) on a-g, i-j; Laurie Frink (t) on a-g, i-j, (fh) on a-g, i-j; Andy Gravish (t) on a-g, i-j, (fh) on a-g, i-j; Ron Tooley (t) on a-g, i-j, (fh) on a-g, i-j; Jacqui Grasso (frh) on a-g, i-j; Matt Haviland (tb) on a-g, i-j; Mark Patterson (tb) on a-g, i-j; Nathan Durham (btb) on a-g, i-j; Franck Amsallem (p) on h; Carla Lother (p) on a; Ted Rosenthal (p) on b-e, g, i-j; Rich Shemaria (syn) on f, (con) on a, d, g; Larry Grenadier (b) on a-g, i-j; Ron Vincent (d) on a-g, i-j; James Saporito (per) on a-g, i-j; Roxanne Bergman (vn) on a-g, i-j; Jon Kass (vn) on a-g, i-j; Kathie Sinsabaugh (vl) on a-g, i-j; Joan Harrison (vc) on a-g, i-j; Manny Albam (con) on i; Bob Aquino (con) on c; Wally Dunbar (con) on j; Lee Musiker (con) on e; Bill Whited (con) on b.

Saxophonists double on various woodwinds. Bill Kirchner (ss) solo on f.


Date: August 22, 1991
Location: Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, af, cl, bcl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, af, cl, ts), Michael Rabinowitz (bsn, bcl), Bud Burridge, Andy Gravish (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p, syn), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Gentle Voice In The Night(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
g. 07 Enchantress(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Whirlpools [aka So Long Ago](Marc Copland [Cohen], Ellery Eskelin) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. 09 T.U.A.S. (Tense Up And Swing)(Mike Abene) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. 10 Close To You(Hal David, Burt Bacharach) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a, e, g, (f) on c, e, g, i, (af) on h, (cl) on c, e, h, (bcl) on b, (ss) on b, d-e, h-j, (as) on a-b, e-f; Ralph Lalama (f) on e, g, j, (af) on c, h, (cl) on c, e, h-j, (ts) on a-b, d-j; Michael Rabinowitz (bsn) on a-b, d-j, (bcl) on c; Bud Burridge (t) on a-i, (fh) on b, d-e, g-h, j; Andy Gravish (t) on a-i, (fh) on c-e, g-h, j; Marc Copland [Cohen] (p) on a-f, h-j, (syn) on g.

Kirchner reorchestrated f. from the original arrangement.


Date: October 14, 1991
Location: Park West Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Label: [radio broadcast]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, cl, bcl, ss, as, ts), Mark Shane (p, cel, org)

a. Theme From "Empire Of The Air"(Bill Kirchner)
b. Seems Like Old Times(John Jacob Loeb, Carmen Lombardo)
c. The Perfect Song(Joseph Carl Breil, Clarence Lucas)
d. [unknown title](Composer Unknown)
e. It Happened In Monterey(Mabel Wayne, Billy Rose)
f. Cheerful Little Earful(Harry Warren, Billy Rose, Ira Gershwin)
g. Deep In A Dream(Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange)
h. I'll Be Seeing You(Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
i. Anniversary Song(Saul Chaplin, Al Jolson)
j. It's Been A Long, Long Time(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
k. Ebb Tide(Carl Sigman, Robert Maxwell)
l. Theme From "Empire Of The Air"(Bill Kirchner)

Bill Kirchner (f) on c, (cl) on h, (bcl) on l, (ss) on b, (as) on f, i-j, (ts) on g; Mark Shane (p) on a-d, f, h-j, l, (cel) on g, (org) on e, k.

Incidental music for the David Ossman radio play "Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio," broadcast on American Public Radio on February 8 & 9, 1992. Steve Allen, narrator.

d. is an excerpt of a piano rag - title unknown.

Celeste and organ sounds were synthesized.


Date: January 10, 1992
Location: J's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Michael Rabinowitz (bsn, bcl), Bud Burridge, Andy Gravish (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Carlton Holmes (p, syn), Chip Jackson (b), Steve Johns (d)

a. I - 01 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. I - 04 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. I - 05 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. II - 01 Fancy Dance(Joe Sample) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. II - 02 What It Is To Be Frank(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
i. II - 03 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 04 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
k. II - 05 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. II - 06 Blue Serge(Mercer Ellington) / arr: Emin Findikoglu
m. II - 07 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
n. III - 01 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
o. III - 02 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
p. III - 03 On The Sunny Side Of The Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Bill Warfield
q. III - 04 Deep Tango(Steve Kuhn) / arr: Michael Patterson
r. III - 05 T.U.A.S. (Tense Up And Swing)(Mike Abene) / arr: Bill Kirchner
s. III - 06 Quiet Now(Denny Zeitlin) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on a-b, f, m, (f) on a, d-g, k, m, q-r, (cl) on c-d, i, l-n, q, s, (ss) on a, c-h, k, m-n, q-r, (as) on a-b, e, g, j, m-p; Ralph Lalama (f) on a, d-f, k, m, (cl) on c-d, f-i, k, m, q-s, (ts) on a-h, j-r; Michael Rabinowitz (bsn) on a-b, d-h, j-k, m-p, r, (bcl) on c, i, l, q, s; Bud Burridge (t) on a-r, (fh) on a, d-g, k, m-o, q, s; Andy Gravish (t) on a-h, j-k, m-r, (fh) on d-f, i, k-o, q, s; Carlton Holmes (p) on b-h, j-s, (syn) on a, c, i, n.

Kirchner reorchestrated h. j. and n. from the original arrangements.


Date: April 9, 1992
Location: Hillcrest Library, Queens, NY
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (syn), Michael Formanek (b), Jeff Williams (d)

a. 01 They Say It's Wonderful(Irving Berlin)
b. 02 I'm All Smiles(Herbert Martin, Michael Leonard)
c. 03 All That's Left(Marc Copland [Cohen])
d. 04 No Blues [aka Pfrancing](Miles Davis)
e. 05 This Is Always(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
f. 06 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes](Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
g. 07 It's A Dance!(Jacob Young)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on b-d, f-g, (ts) on a, e.


Date: July 9, 1992
Location: Pyatt Down Under, Youngstown, OH
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, af, ss, ts), Chip Stephens (syn), Anthony Leonardi (b), Val Kent (d)

a. 01 Everything I Love(Cole Porter)
b. 02 Blue Bossa(Kenny Dorham)
c. 03 This Is Always(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
d. 04 Bessie's Blues(John Coltrane)
e. 05 Bread And Butter(Claudio Roditi)
f. 06 Ceora(Lee Morgan)
g. 07 Easy Money(Benny Carter)
h. 08 Save Your Love For Me(Buddy Johnson)
i. 09 Solar [aka Sonny](Chuck Wayne)
j. 10 Until She Comes Along(Steve Harrow)
k. 11 Star Trek Theme(Alexander Courage, Gene Roddenberry)
l. 12 Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year(Frank Loesser)
m. 13 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)

Bill Kirchner (f) on g, l, (af) on c, (ss) on a-b, e-f, j-k, (ts) on d, h-i, l-m.


Date: July 10, 1992
Location: Mr. P's, Youngstown, OH
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (f, ss, ts), Chip Stephens (syn), Anthony Leonardi (b), Val Kent (d)

a. 01 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter)
b. 02 Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguas A Você)(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Gene Lees)
c. 03 Fungii Mama(Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)
d. 04 That Ole Devil Called Love(Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts)
e. 05 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
f. 06 Fancy Dance(Joe Sample)
g. 07 In A Mellotone(Duke Ellington)
h. 08 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
i. 09 Liz Anne(Cal Tjader)
j. 10 Mr. P. C.(John Coltrane)
k. 10 Cousin Mary(John Coltrane)

j, k performed as medley.

Bill Kirchner (f) on b, (ss) on a, e, i-k, (ts) on c-d, f-h; Chip Stephens (syn) on a-f, i-k.


Date: August 21, 1992
Location: J's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, cl, bcl, ss, as), Kenny Berger (f, bcl, bar), Jim Clouse (f, af, cl, ts), Bud Burridge, Andy Gravish (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. I - 01 Fancy Dance(Joe Sample) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. I - 02 Enchantress(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. I - 03 Sunday In New York(Carroll Coates, Peter Nero) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. I - 04 Trance Dance(Kenny Cox) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. I - 05 Songbird(Loonis McGlohon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. I - 06 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. I - 07 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. II - 01 Maximum Density(Andy LaVerne) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. II - 02 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. II - 03 Footprints(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. II - 04 Kirche Tönen(Michael Patterson) / arr: Michael Patterson
l. II - 05 Gentle Voice In The Night(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
m. II - 06 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Michael Patterson
n. III - 01 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
o. III - 02 Thelonious Assault(Kenny Berger) / arr: Kenny Berger
p. III - 03 Aftermath(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
q. III - 04 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
r. III - 05 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on b, d, g, j, (f) on a-b, e, g-h, j, l, q-r, (cl) on f-g, i, l, (bcl) on c, (ss) on a, c, f-g, j-k, n-r, (as) on a, c-e, g-h, m, q; Kenny Berger (f) on b, e, g, j, p-r, (bcl) on a, f, i, k-l, (bar) on a-e, g-j, m-r; Jim Clouse (f) on b, e, g, j, p-r, (af) on l, (cl) on a, e-g, i-j, l, r, (ts) on a-k, m-r; Andy Gravish (t) on a-h, j-m, p-r, (fh) on b, e, g, i-l, n-r; Bud Burridge (fh) on a-c, e, g, j-k, n, p-r.

Kirchner reorchestrated m. from the original arrangement.


Date: September 12, 1992
Location: Celebration Of The Arts Festival, Delaware Water Gap, PA
Label: [private recording]

Janet Lawson (ldr), Bill Kirchner (af, ss, ts), Bill O'Connell (p), Steve LaSpina (b), Jimmy Madison (d), Janet Lawson (v)

a. 01 Nothing Like You(Bob Dorough)
b. 02 Without A Song(Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose)
c. 03 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To(Cole Porter)
d. 04 Man, That Was A Dream [lyric version of Monk's Dream](Thelonious Monk, Jon Hendricks)
e. 05 Un Poco Loco(Bud Powell)

Bill Kirchner (af) on c, (ss) on a-b, d, (ts) on e.


Date: October 15, 1992
Location: Brooklyn Public Library (Clinton Hill Branch), Brooklyn, NY
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Carlton Holmes (syn), Cameron Brown (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Everything I Love(Cole Porter)
b. 02 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
c. 03 Save Your Love For Me(Buddy Johnson)
d. 04 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes](Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
e. 05 It's A Dance!(Jacob Young)
f. 06 One For My Baby(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a-b, d, (ts) on c, e-f; Carlton Holmes (syn) on a-e; Cameron Brown (b) on a-e; Ron Vincent (d) on a-e.


Date: February 14, 1993
Location: Shea Auditorium, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (pic, f, af, cl, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Michael Rabinowitz (bsn, bcl), Bud Burridge, Andy Gravish (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 This Is Always(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Fancy Dance(Joe Sample) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 T.U.A.S. (Tense Up And Swing)(Mike Abene) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
g. 07 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Michael Patterson
i. 09 Quiet Now(Denny Zeitlin) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner (pic) on g, (f) on a-c, e, g, (af) on a, (cl) on a, d, g, i, (ss) on b-c, e, g, (as) on b, e-h; Ralph Lalama (f) on e, g, (cl) on a-e, g, i, (ts) on b-c, e-h; Michael Rabinowitz (bsn) on a-c, e-h, (bcl) on d, i; Bud Burridge (t) on b-h, (fh) on a-b, e, g, i; Andy Gravish (t) on b-c, e-h, (fh) on a, d-e, g, i.

Kirchner reorchestrated f. and h. from the original arrangements.


Date: April 30, 1993
Location: Tishman Auditorium, The New School, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Dick Oatts (f, af, cl, ss, as), Michael Rabinowitz (bsn, bcl), Bud Burridge, Andy Gravish (t, fh), Art Baron (tb, btb), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Cameron Brown (b), Ron Vincent (d), Bill Kirchner (con)

a. 01 This Is Always(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 T.U.A.S. (Tense Up And Swing)(Mike Abene) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Marshmellow(Don Piestrup) / arr: Don Piestrup
h. 08 Quiet Now(Denny Zeitlin) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Ralph Lalama (f) on c, (cl) on a, c-f, h, (ts) on b-e, g; Dick Oatts (f) on a, c, e, (af) on a, (cl) on a, d, f, h, (ss) on b-f, (as) on c, g; Michael Rabinowitz (bsn) on a-c, e, g, (bcl) on d, f, h; Bud Burridge (t) on b-g, (fh) on a-c, h; Andy Gravish (t) on c-e, g, (fh) on a-c, f, h; Art Baron (tb) on a, d, (btb) on b-h.

Kirchner reorchestrated g. from the original arrangement.


Date: November 30, 1993
Location: Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Rutgers Jazz Ensemble (ldr), Ron Olender (ss, as), Scott Robert Avidon (as), Jim Brenan, Eric Drake (ts), Brenda McGurk (bar), Chris DuBrock, Charles Miller, Riley Mullins, Pedro Rodriguez (t), Michael Brennick, Greg Orban, Kevin Sztam (tb), Scott Sasanecki (g), Noah Baerman, David Libby (p), Steve Swanson (b), Anthony Carbonaro, Craig Wuepper (d), Bill Kirchner (con)

a. 01 Pisces(Gerald Wilson) / arr: Gerald Wilson
b. 02 Blues For Yna Yna(Gerald Wilson) / arr: Gerald Wilson
c. 03 It Don't Mean A Thing(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Three-Way Conversation(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
e. 05 Viva Tirado(Gerald Wilson) / arr: Gerald Wilson
f. 06 Triple Chase(Gerald Wilson) / arr: Gerald Wilson
g. 07 Holding Patterns(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Perdido(Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder) / arr: Gerald Wilson
i. 09 Blues Notes(Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
j. 10 Remember To Smile(James Leary) / arr: Bill Kirchner

On g. either Libby or Baerman adds synthesizer and either Carbonaro or Wuepper adds percussion. Otherwise one piano and drums per selection - details unknown.


Date: May 2, 1998
Location: The New School Jazz Performance Space, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Ted Nash (ss), Frank Kimbrough (p), Ben Allison (b), Jeff Ballard (d), Shinn Hirayama, John Parillo (vn), Kerry Floyd (vl), Stephen Czarkowski (vc), Bill Kirchner (con)

a. Pour Une Chanteuse [aka Chanson For Double Quartet](Bill Kirchner, Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Date: October 1, 1998
Location: The New School Jazz Performance Space, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Sean Smith (b)

a. 01 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes](Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
b. 02 Everything I Love(Cole Porter)
c. 03 Chelsea Bridge(Billy Strayhorn)
d. 04 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
e. 05 Image Of A Miniature Cathedral(Sean Smith)
f. 06 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen])
g. 07 Try To Understand(Bill Kirchner, Jay Leonhart)
h. 08 Improvisation(collective improvisation)
i. 09 Fungii Mama(Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a-f, h-i; Marc Copland [Cohen] (p) on a-d, f-i; Sean Smith (b) on b-i.


Date: late autumn 1999
Location: Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC
Label: [private recording]

United States Air Force Airmen Of Note (ldr), Joe Eckert (ss, as, con), Andy Axelrad (as), Tyler Kuebler, Saul Miller, Jr. (ts), Don New (bar), Bruce Gates, Tim Leahey, Brian MacDonald, Rich Sigler (t), Joe Jackson, Jeff Martin, Ben Patterson (tb), Dudley Hinote (btb), Shawn Purcell (g), Wade Beach (p, ep), Paul Henry (eb), C. E. Askew (d)

a. Jumpin' Jak(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Date: February 19, 2000
Location: St. Peter's Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Mike Abene, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Mike Abene (p)

a. 01 The Baggage Room Blues(Alec Wilder, Arnold Sundgaard)
b. 02 Where Do You Go?(Alec Wilder, Arnold Sundgaard)
c. 03 Moon And Sand(Alec Wilder, William Engvick, Morty Palitz)

Memorial concert for Alec Wilder.


Date: March 12, 2000
Location: Shea Auditorium, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Dick Oatts (pic, f, cl, ss, as), Tom Christensen (f, cl, ts), Michael Rabinowitz (bsn, bcl), Bill Kirchner (ss, con), Bud Burridge, Andy Gravish (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Carlton Holmes (p), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Dream Dancing(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Fancy Dance(Joe Sample) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Close To You(Hal David, Burt Bacharach) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Dick Oatts (pic) on b, (f) on b-d, f, (cl) on e, g, (ss) on a-f, (as) on b-d, f; Tom Christensen (f) on b-d, g, (cl) on d-g; Michael Rabinowitz (bsn) on a-d, f-g, (bcl) on e; Bill Kirchner (ss) on g; Bud Burridge (t) on a-f, (fh) on a-d, f-g; Andy Gravish (t) on b-f, (fh) on a, c-d, g.


Date: August 15, 2000
Location: Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, CA
Label: [private recording]

Alan Broadbent, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Alan Broadbent (p)

a. I - 01 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes](Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
b. I - 02 Boogie Woogie Bossa Nova(Eddie Harris)
c. I - 03 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
d. I - 04 A Walkin' Thing(Benny Carter)
e. I - 05 I'm All Smiles(Herbert Martin, Michael Leonard)
f. I - 06 Solar [aka Sonny](Chuck Wayne)
g. II - 01 Emily(Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer)
h. II - 02 That Ole Devil Called Love(Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts)
i. II - 03 Improvisation(collective improvisation)
j. II - 04 Sultry Serenade [aka How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me](Tyree Glenn, Allan Roberts)

Date: January 25, 2001
Location: Hubbard Hall, Manhattan School of Music, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Mike Abene, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Mike Abene (p)

a. 01 I Didn't Know What Time It Was(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. 02 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
c. 03 Moon And Sand(Alec Wilder, William Engvick, Morty Palitz)
d. 04 That Ole Devil Called Love(Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts)
e. 05 Bye Bye Baby(Jule Styne, Leo Robin)
f. 06 Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are [aka Bolivar Blues](Thelonious Monk)
g. 07 Once In A Garden(Manuel De Sica, Gene Lees)
h. 08 T.U.A.S. (Tense Up And Swing)(Mike Abene)

A spoken introduction by Justin DiCioccio precedes the first selection.


Date: November 13, 2001
Location: The New School Jazz Performance Space, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Dick Oatts (pic, f, af, cl, ss, as), Kenny Berger (f, bcl, bar), Ralph Lalama (f, af, cl, ts), Bill Kirchner (ss, con), Bud Burridge, Andy Gravish (t, fh), Douglas Purviance (btb), Carlton Holmes (p), Chip Jackson (b), Ron Vincent (d)

a. 01 Fancy Dance - 8:55(Joe Sample) / arr: Bill Kirchner
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b. 02 Brother Brown - 9:36(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
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c. 03 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby] - 7:44(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
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d. 04 Dream Dancing - 12:59(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
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e. 05 Infant Eyes - 6:47(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
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f. 06 Maximum Density - 6:42(Andy LaVerne) / arr: Bill Kirchner
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g. 07 Holding Patterns - 6:15(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
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h. 07 Try To Understand - 7:48(Bill Kirchner, Jay Leonhart) / arr: Bill Kirchner
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i. 07 For Judy - 6:11(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
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j. 08 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
k. 09 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
l. 10 Quiet Now - 3:33(Denny Zeitlin) / arr: Bill Kirchner
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g, h, i performed as medley.

Dick Oatts (pic) on b, k, (f) on a-f, k, (af) on e, h, (cl) on e, k-l, (ss) on a-e, g, k, (as) on a-b, d, f, i, k; Kenny Berger (f) on b-d, k, (bcl) on a, e, g-h, l, (bar) on a-d, f, i, k; Ralph Lalama (f) on b-e, i, k, (af) on h, (cl) on a, c, e, k-l, (ts) on a-g, i, k; Bill Kirchner (ss) on j, (con) on a-i, k-l; Bud Burridge (t) on a-g, k, (fh) on a-e, h-i, k-l; Andy Gravish (t) on a-f, h-i, k, (fh) on c-e, g-h, k-l; Douglas Purviance (btb) on a-i, k-l.

g. h. i. form the "Lifeline Suite".


Date: April 2, 2002
Location: Clarice Smith Center For The Performing Arts, University Of Maryland, College Park, MD
Label: [private recording]

Wade Beach, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Wade Beach (p)

a. 01 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
b. 02 Up Jumped Spring(Freddie Hubbard)
c. 03 Alone Together(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
d. 03 You And The Night And The Music(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
e. 04 Three And One(Thad Jones)
f. 05 I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face(Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner)
g. 06 Improvisation(collective improvisation)
h. 07 Dolphin Dance(Herbie Hancock)
i. 08 Fungii Mama(Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)

c, d performed as medley.


Date: November 13, 2002
Location: Jumo Jazz Club, Helsinki, Finland
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Jarmo Savolainen (p), Ari-Pekka Anttila (b), Jukka-Pekka 'Jukkis' Uotila (d)

a. I - 01 Morning Star(Rodgers Grant)
b. I - 02 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
c. I - 03 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes](Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
d. I - 04 Fungii Mama(Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)
e. II - 01 Liz Anne(Cal Tjader)
f. II - 02 Everything I Love(Cole Porter)
g. II - 03 Silver Oaks(Bill Kirchner)
h. II - 04 Blue Bossa(Kenny Dorham)
i. II - 05 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)

g. moves into a free improvisation.


Date: November 16, 2002
Location: Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Jussi Kannaste (f, ss, ts), Marko Vasama (f, bcl, bar), Jouni Järvelä (cl, ss, as), Bill Kirchner (ss, con), Mikko Karjalainen, Erno Tiittanen (t, fh), Niko Kokko (btb), Joonas Haavisto (p), Timo Tuppurainen (b), Mikko Kaakkurinniemi (d)

a. 01 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Milk Chocolate Princess(Charles Hitmar) / arr: Charles Hitmar
d. 04 Liz Anne(Cal Tjader)
e. 05 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Holding Patterns(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
h. 08 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Jussi Kannaste (f) on e, h, (ss) on b, e, h, (ts) on a-c, e-f, h; Marko Vasama (f) on h, (bcl) on b, f, (bar) on a, c, h; Jouni Järvelä (cl) on b-c, e, (ss) on a-c, e-f, h, (as) on c, h; Bill Kirchner (ss) on a-e, g-h, (con) on a-c, e-f, h; Mikko Karjalainen (t) on a-c, e-f, h, (fh) on a, c, e, h; Erno Tiittanen (t) on b-c, e, h, (fh) on a, c, e-f, h; Niko Kokko (btb) on a-c, e-f, h.

Group known as Sibis Jazz Ensemble.

Kirchner reorchestrated c. from the original big band arrangement.


Date: June 11, 2003
Location: St. Peter's Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Lorraine Desmarais, Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Lorraine Desmarais (p)

a. 01 My Romance(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. 02 On Green Dolphin Street(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
c. 03 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
d. 04 Well, You Needn't(Thelonious Monk)
e. 05 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
f. 06 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
g. 07 Things Ain't What They Used To Be(Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons)
h. 08 Bleu Silence(Lorraine Desmarais)

Date: September 15, 2003
Location: St. Peter's Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ss), Jerry Dodgion, Jon Gordon, Brad Leali, Mark Vinci, Steve Wilson (as), Daniel Block, Mike Campagna, Jimmy Heath, Jack Stuckey, Frank Wess (ts), Loren Schoenberg (ts, con), Carl Maraghi (bar), Seneca Black, John Eckert, Wynton Marsalis, Mike Rodriguez, Randy Sandke, Jumaane Smith (t), Clark Terry, Joe Wilder (fh), Eddie Bert, Mike Christianson, Ronald Westray (tb), Howard Alden, James Chirillo, Russell Malone (g), Kenny Barron, Ray Bryant, Bill Charlap, Dick Katz, Chris Neville, James Williams, Richard Wyands (p), Daryl Sherman (p, v), Lisle Atkinson, Steve LaSpina (b), Jason Brown, Steve Johns, Kenny Washington (d), Joe Kennedy, Jr. (vn), Roberta Gambarini, Barbara Lea (v)

a. 01 The Blessing(Benny Carter)
b. 02 Key Largo(Benny Carter, Karl Suessdorf, Leah Worth)
c. 03 A Walkin' Thing(Benny Carter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Sunday Morning(Benny Carter)
e. 05 I'm In the Mood For Swing(Benny Carter)
f. 06 When Lights Are Low(Benny Carter, Spencer Williams)
g. 07 Cow Cow Boogie(Benny Carter, Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
h. 08 I'm Coming, Virginia(Will Marion Cook, Donald Heywood) / arr: Benny Carter
i. 09 Other Times(Benny Carter)
j. 10 All About You(Benny Carter)
k. 11 People Time(Benny Carter)
l. 12 The Courtship(Benny Carter)
m. 13 I Was Wrong(Benny Carter)
n. 14 Only Trust Your Heart(Benny Carter, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Mark Lopeman
o. 15 Symphony In Riffs(Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
p. 16 Souvenir(Benny Carter)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on c; Jerry Dodgion (as) on h; Jon Gordon (as) on n-o; Brad Leali (as) on h; Mark Vinci (as) on c; Steve Wilson (as) on n-o; Daniel Block (ts) on h; Mike Campagna (ts) on n-o; Jimmy Heath (ts) on b-c; Loren Schoenberg (ts) on n-o, (con) on n-o; Jack Stuckey (ts) on n-o; Frank Wess (ts) on h; Carl Maraghi (bar) on n-o; Seneca Black (t) on n-o; John Eckert (t) on n-o; Wynton Marsalis (t) on i; Mike Rodriguez (t) on n-o; Randy Sandke (t) on e; Jumaane Smith (t) on n-o; Clark Terry (fh) on l; Joe Wilder (fh) on a; Eddie Bert (tb) on n-o; Mike Christianson (tb) on n-o; Ronald Westray (tb) on n-o; Howard Alden (g) on h; James Chirillo (g) on n-o; Russell Malone (g) on j; Kenny Barron (p) on k-l; Ray Bryant (p) on g; Bill Charlap (p) on p; Dick Katz (p) on n-o; Chris Neville (p) on d-f, i; Daryl Sherman (p) on m, (v) on m; James Williams (p) on a; Richard Wyands (p) on b-c, h; Lisle Atkinson (b) on b-c; Steve LaSpina (b) on e-f, h-i, l, n-o; Jason Brown (d) on n-o; Steve Johns (d) on e-f, i, l; Kenny Washington (d) on b-c, h; Joe Kennedy, Jr. (vn) on a; Roberta Gambarini (v) on f; Barbara Lea (v) on n.

Videotape exists of this Benny Carter Memorial Tribute coordinated by Ed Berger and Bill Kirchner.

Ed Berger was master of ceremonies. Spoken comments by Pastor Carol Fryer and Berger precede a. Comments by Bill Kirchner precede c. Comments by Dan Morgenstern precede g. Comments by Stanley Crouch precede i. Comments by Phil Schaap precede m. Comments by Gary Giddins precede n.


Date: February 3, 2004
Location: Juilliard Recording Studio, Juilliard School Of Music, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner, Kirk Nurock (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Kirk Nurock (p)

a. 01 My Ship(Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin)
b. 02 Solar [aka Sonny](Chuck Wayne)
c. 03 I Love You(Cole Porter)
d. 04 All Blues(Miles Davis)
e. 05 Improvisation(collective improvisation)
f. 06 On Green Dolphin Street(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)

Date: March 23, 2004
Location: Juilliard Recording Studio, Juilliard School Of Music, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner, Kirk Nurock (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Kirk Nurock (p)

a. 01 Footprints(Wayne Shorter)
b. 02 Emily(Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer)
c. 03 Improvisation(collective improvisation)
d. 04 Where Do You Go?(Alec Wilder, Arnold Sundgaard)
e. 05 In A Mellotone(Duke Ellington)
f. 06 You And The Night And The Music(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
g. 07 You Made Me Love You(James Monaco, Joseph McCarthy)
h. 08 Theme From "Batman"(Neal Hefti)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a-b, d-h; Kirk Nurock (p) on a-f, h.


Date: March 30 & 31, 2004
Location: Alley Cat Studios, South Orange, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Eddie Monteiro (syn, v), Ron Vincent (d), Jackie Cain (v)

a. 01 Aquamarine - 8:58(Bill Kirchner, Eddie Monteiro)
b. 02 Liz Anne - 6:49(Cal Tjader)
c. 04 Everything I Love - 5:40(Cole Porter)
d. 05 Beijo Partido (Broken Kiss) - 4:27(Toninho Horta)
e. 06 Bleu Silence - 4:13(Lorraine Desmarais)
f. 07 Pretty Blue - 4:24(Bill Kirchner)
g. 09 Once In A Garden - 6:36(Manuel De Sica, Gene Lees)
h. 10 Threedom - 3:42(Bill Kirchner, Eddie Monteiro, Ron Vincent)
i. 03 Try To Understand - 4:39(Bill Kirchner, Jay Leonhart)
j. 11 I Almost Said Goodbye - 3:27(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon)
All titles on: Evening Star CDES 111 — Everything I Love   (2005)

Jackie Cain (v) on i-j; Eddie Monteiro (v) on d.

Monteiro plays synthesized sounds via MIDI accordion. He also sings along with some of his solos. His solo on Once In A Garden was overdubbed.

i. and j. definitely recorded on March 31, 2004. Additional recording on June 16, 2004 (overdubbed solos and ensemble parts to i. and j.) and May 12, 2004.

Kirchner added one note via overdubbing at the end of Pretty Blue.


Date: April 7, 2004
Location: American University, Yerevan, Armenia
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Tigran Peshtmajyan (vib), Karen Gasparyan (p), Kolya Vardanyan (b), Alexander Aghamyan (d)

a. 01 Summertime(George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b. 02 All Blues - 11:50(Miles Davis)
U.S. Embassy CD- — Jazz Appreciation Month, April 7-17, 2004   
c. 03 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
d. 04 On Green Dolphin Street(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
e. 05 St. Thomas(Traditional, Sonny Rollins)

All other selections on the 2-CD set released by the U.S. Embassy in Armenia are by Armenian jazz groups.


Date: April 22, 2004
Location: Manhattan Beach Studios, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Marian McPartland (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Marian McPartland (p), Gary Mazzaroppi (b)

a. 01 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
b. 02 C Jam Blues(Duke Ellington)
c. 03 Emily(Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer)
d. 04 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
e. 05 Blue Bossa(Kenny Dorham)
f. 06 Improvisation(collective improvisation)
g. 07 Threnody(Marian McPartland)
h. 08 Everything I Love(Cole Porter)

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a-f, h; Marian McPartland (p) on a-c, e-h; Gary Mazzaroppi (b) on a-e, g-h.

First broadcast January 11, 2005 on National Public Radio "Piano Jazz" show.


Date: June 24, 2004
Location: Alley Cat Studios, South Orange, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss)

a. 08 For Steve Lacy - 5:56(Bill Kirchner)
Evening Star CDES 111 — Everything I Love   (2005)

a. is an improvisation for four overdubbed soprano saxophones.


Date: May 24, 2005
Location: Juilliard Recording Studio, Juilliard School Of Music, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner, Kirk Nurock (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Kirk Nurock (p)

a. Improvisation(collective improvisation)

Nine free improvisations.


Date: November 28, 2005
Location: The New School Jazz Performance Space, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Eddie Monteiro (syn, v), Ron Vincent (d), Jackie Cain, Nicki Rivers (v)

a. 01 What A Time It Was(Bill Kirchner, Eddie Monteiro)
b. 02 Agua De Beber(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes)
c. 03 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner)
d. 04 Beijo Partido (Broken Kiss)(Toninho Horta)
e. 05 Art Deco [lyric version](Don Cherry, Sheila Jordan)
f. 06 Funny (Not Much)(Marcia Neil, Philip F. Broughton, Bob Merrill, Hughie Prince)
g. 07 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes](Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
h. 08 Moon And Sand(Alec Wilder, William Engvick, Morty Palitz)
i. 09 Try To Understand(Bill Kirchner, Jay Leonhart)
j. 10 Daahoud(Clifford Brown)
k. 11 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most(Fran Landesman, Thomas J. Wolf, Jr.)

Jackie Cain (v) on h-k; Eddie Monteiro (v) on b, d; Nicki Rivers (v) on e-f, j.

Monteiro plays synthesized sounds via MIDI accordion. He also sings along with some of his solos.

g. begins with a free improvisation.

Videotape exists.


Date: January 25, 2006
Location: Trumpets, Montclair, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Diane Moser (ldr), Tom Colao (f, cl, as), Marty Fogel (f, af, cl, ts), Rob Middleton (f, cl, ts), Ed Xiques (f, cl, ss, as), Barbara Cifelli (bcl, bar), Jim Cifelli, Rob Henke, Steve Jankowski, Mike Spengler (t, fh), Matt Haviland, Erick Storckman, Ben Williams (tb), Dennis Argle (btb), Larry Maltz (g), Diane Moser (p, con), Andy Eulau (b), Ron Vincent (d), Jackie Cain, Rich De Rosa (v), Bill Kirchner (con)

a. 01 Boogie Stop Shuffle(Charles Mingus) / arr: Sy Johnson
b. 02 Once Upon A Time(Ed Xiques) / arr: Ed Xiques
c. 03 Sertão(Jim Cifelli) / arr: Jim Cifelli
d. 04 Spirits(Matt Haviland) / arr: Matt Haviland
e. 05 Walkin' [aka Gravy](Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
f. 06 Darn That Dream(Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange) / arr: Ralph Burns
g. 07 Aren't You Glad You're You(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Bill Holman
h. 08 Whisper Not(Benny Golson) / arr: Quincy Jones
i. 09 I'm Glad There Is You(Paul (Madeira) Mertz) / arr: Bill Holman
j. 10 There Will Never Be Another You(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) / arr: Bill Holman
k. 11 Look Around(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
l. 12 Angel Eyes(Matt Dennis, Earl Brent) / arr: Bill Holman
m. 13 Aura(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
n. 14 (So You've Had A) Change Of Heart(Alec Wilder, Roy Kral) / arr: Ralph Burns
o. 15 Pent-Up House(Sonny Rollins) / arr: Bill Holman

Jackie Cain (v) on e-o; Rich De Rosa (v) on e, g-h, j-k, m, o; Bill Kirchner (con) on e-o; Diane Moser (con) on a-d.

Videotape exists.


Date: September 10, 2006
Location: St. Peter's Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Armen Donelian (p), Jim Ferguson (b, v)

a. Deep Summer Music(Willard Robison)

Videotape exists of this benefit concert for Richard M. Sudhalter.


Date: January 3, 2007
Location: St. Peter's Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner, Junior Mance (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Junior Mance (p)

a. 01 Creole Love Call(Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson)
b. 02 Emily(Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer)
c. 03 Bemsha Swing(Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best)
d. 04 All Blues(Miles Davis)
e. 05 On Green Dolphin Street(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
f. 06 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
g. 07 Sultry Serenade [aka How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me](Tyree Glenn, Allan Roberts)

Date: March 14, 2007
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Evening Star

Bill Kirchner (ss), Chris Neville (p), Steve LaSpina (b), Steve Johns (d)

a. Melancholy Lullaby - 5:20(Benny Carter, Edward Heyman)
Evening Star CDES 113 — The Benny Carter Centennial Project   

Date: March 25, 2007
Location: Ingalls Recital Hall, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner, Paul Meyers (ldr), Jeanne Wilson (pic, f), Katherine Fink (f, af), Rick Heckman, Joe Rabbai (cl), Ron Janelli (cl, bcl), Don McGeen (bcl), Ed Joffe (ss), Bill Kirchner (ss, con), Jeff Nichols (as), Dan Willis (ts), Allen Won (bar), Paul Meyers (g)

a. Velas Içadas(Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins)
b. The Man In The Ceiling(Kenny Berger) / arr: Kenny Berger

Bill Kirchner (ldr) on a, (ss) on a, (con) on b; Paul Meyers (ldr) on a, (g) on a; Jeanne Wilson (pic) on b, (f) on b; Katherine Fink (f) on b, (af) on b; Rick Heckman (cl) on b; Ron Janelli (cl) on b, (bcl) on b; Joe Rabbai (cl) on b; Don McGeen (bcl) on b; Ed Joffe (ss) on b; Jeff Nichols (as) on b; Dan Willis (ts) on b; Allen Won (bar) on b.

Videotape exists.


Date: September 23, 2008
Location: The New School Jazz Performance Space, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Marc Copland [Cohen], Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p)

a. 01 Estate [aka Summer] [original or English lyric ver. 1](Bruno Martino, Bruno Brighetti, Joel Siegel)
Jazzheads CD- — Old Friends   (2011)
b. 02 Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes](Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
Jazzheads CD- — Old Friends   (2011)
c. 03 I Fall In Love Too Easily(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
Jazzheads CD- — Old Friends   (2011)
d. 04 Footprints(Wayne Shorter)
Jazzheads CD- — Old Friends   (2011)
e. 05 My Foolish Heart(Victor Young, Ned Washington)
Jazzheads CD- — Old Friends   (2011)
f. 06 Keester Parade [aka Centerpiece](Johnny Mandel, Tiny Kahn)
Jazzheads CD- — Old Friends   (2011)
g. 07 Agitation(Miles Davis)
Jazzheads CD- — Old Friends   (2011)
h. 08 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)

Date: October 18, 2011
Location: Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Manhattan School Of Music Concert Jazz Band (ldr), David Kjar (ss, as), Elijah Shiffer (as), Adam Larson, Kevin Supina (ts), Leo Pellegrino (bar), Zubin Hensler, Blake Martin, Matt Muirhead, Ivan Rosenberg (t, fh), Tim Gallagher (frh), Joshua Holcomb, Alexander Lewis, Eric Miller (tb), Isaac Kaplan (btb), Justin Doute (vib), Gabe Schnider (g), Greg Chen (p), Kate Davis (b, eb), Kevin McDonald (d), Benjamin Sutin, Shelby Yamin (vn), Benni Von Gutzeit (vl), Meaghan Burke (vc), Justin DiCioccio, Bill Kirchner (con)

a. 01 It Don't Mean A Thing(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Jumpin' Jak(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Kirche Tönen(Michael Patterson)
e. 05 Inner Child(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Pour Une Chanteuse [aka Chanson For Double Quartet](Bill Kirchner, Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Holding Patterns(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 Variations On A Theme By Brookmeyer(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. 09 Since You Asked(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
j. 10 Remember To Smile(James Leary) / arr: Bill Kirchner

David Kjar (ss) on f, (as) on a-e, g-j; Elijah Shiffer (as) on a-e, g-j; Adam Larson (ts) on a-e, g-j; Kevin Supina (ts) on a-e, g-j; Leo Pellegrino (bar) on a-e, g-j; Zubin Hensler (t) on a-e, g-j, (fh) on a-e, g-j; Blake Martin (t) on a-e, g-j, (fh) on a-e, g-j; Matt Muirhead (t) on a-e, g-j, (fh) on a-e, g-j; Ivan Rosenberg (t) on a-e, g-j, (fh) on a-e, g-j; Tim Gallagher (frh) on a-e, g-j; Joshua Holcomb (tb) on a-e, g-j; Alexander Lewis (tb) on a-e, g-j; Eric Miller (tb) on a-e, g-j; Isaac Kaplan (btb) on a-e, g-j; Justin Doute (vib) on e; Gabe Schnider (g) on a-e, g-j; Kate Davis (b) on a, c-j, (eb) on b; Benjamin Sutin (vn) on e-f; Shelby Yamin (vn) on e-f; Benni Von Gutzeit (vl) on e-f; Meaghan Burke (vc) on e-f; Justin DiCioccio (con) on a-i; Bill Kirchner (con) on j.

All saxophonists double on various woodwinds.


Date: April 11, 2012
Location: St. Peter's Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (ldr), Billy Drewes (f, cl, ss, as), Dick Oatts (f, ss, as), Ralph Lalama (cl, ts), Oliver Leicht (cl), Scott Robinson (bcl, cbc, bar), Bill Kirchner (ss), Lee Konitz (as), Rich Perry (ts), Tanya Darby, Nick Marchione, Richie Vitale, Scott Wendholt (t, fh), Jimmy Owens (fh), Luis Bonilla, Christian Jaksø, John Mosca, Ed Neumeister (tb), Douglas Purviance (btb), Brad Shepik (Schoeppach) (g), Steve Kuhn, Jim McNeely, Kenny Werner (p), Bill Crow, Mike Karn, Martin Wind (b), John Hollenbeck, Michael Stephans (d)

a. 01 Hello And Goodbye(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
b. 02 Open Country(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
c. 03 Remembering(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
d. 04 Skylark(Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
e. 05 First Love Song(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
f. 06 There Will Never Be Another You(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
g. 07 Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
h. 08 In A Rotten Mood(Bob Brookmeyer)
i. 09 Seesaw(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
j. 10 I Remember You(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (ldr) on a, d-e, i; Billy Drewes (f) on a, d-e, i, (cl) on a, d-e, i, (ss) on a, d-e, i, (as) on a, d-e, i; Dick Oatts (f) on a, d-e, i, (ss) on a, d-e, i, (as) on a, d-e, i; Ralph Lalama (cl) on a, d-e, i, (ts) on a, d-e, i; Oliver Leicht (cl) on c; Scott Robinson (bcl) on a, d-e, i, (cbc) on a, d-e, i, (bar) on a-b, d-e, i; Bill Kirchner (ss) on g; Lee Konitz (as) on j; Rich Perry (ts) on a, d-e, i; Tanya Darby (t) on a, d-e, i, (fh) on a, d-e, i; Nick Marchione (t) on a, d-e, i, (fh) on a, d-e, i; Richie Vitale (t) on a, d-e, i, (fh) on a, d-e, i; Scott Wendholt (t) on a, d-e, i, (fh) on a, d-e, i; Jimmy Owens (fh) on f; Luis Bonilla (tb) on a, d-e, i; Christian Jaksø (tb) on c; John Mosca (tb) on a, d-e, h-i; Ed Neumeister (tb) on a-e, i; Douglas Purviance (btb) on a, d-e, i; Brad Shepik (Schoeppach) (g) on c; Steve Kuhn (p) on g-h; Jim McNeely (p) on a, d-e, i; Kenny Werner (p) on c, j; Bill Crow (b) on g-h; Mike Karn (b) on a, d-e, i; Martin Wind (b) on b-c; John Hollenbeck (d) on a-e, i; Michael Stephans (d) on g-h.

Spoken comments by the following are interspersed between the selections: Bill Kirchner, Dave Bailey, Bill Crow, John Snyder, Terry Teachout, Greg Bahora, Michael Stephans, Jim McNeely, Jimmy Owens, Darcy James Argue, Joel Thome, Ed Dix, Jim Hall. Audio of Clark Terry and video by Maria Schneider, Ryan Truesdell, and Marie Le Claire precede i.

Videotape exists of this Bob Brookmeyer Memorial Tribute coordinated by Bill Kirchner, who served as master of ceremonies.


Date: April 17, 2013
Location: The Players, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Carol Fredette (v)

a. I - 01 Easy To Love(Cole Porter)
b. I - 02 Once Upon A Summertime [aka La Valse des Lilas](Michel Legrand, Edmond David Bacri, Johnny Mercer)
c. I - 03 All Of You(Cole Porter)
d. I - 04 Estate [aka In Summer] [English lyric ver. 3](Bruno Martino, Jon Hendricks)
e. I - 05 Lobo Bobo(Carlos Lyra)
f. I - 06 Some Other Time(Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
g. II - 01 Vivo Sonhando [aka The Dreamer](Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Gene Lees)
h. II - 02 A Beautiful Friendship(Donald Kahn, Stanley Styne)
i. II - 03 A Time For Love(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
j. II - 04 Zingaro [aka Portrait In Black And White](Antonio Carlos Jobim)
k. II - 05 So In Love(Cole Porter)
l. II - 06 For All We Know(Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)

Date: July 16, 2013
Location: Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (cl, ss), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Mark Sherman (syn)

a. The Right Regrets Cue 1 - 1:09(Bill Kirchner)
b. The Right Regrets Cue 2 - 0:46(Bill Kirchner)
c. The Right Regrets Cue 3 - 0:05(Bill Kirchner)
d. The Right Regrets Cue 4 - 1:28(Bill Kirchner)
e. The Right Regrets Cue 5 - 0:24(Bill Kirchner)
f. The Right Regrets Cue 7 - 0:44(Bill Kirchner)
g. The Right Regrets Cue 8 - 1:26(Bill Kirchner)
h. The Right Regrets Cue 9 - 1:21(Bill Kirchner)
i. The Right Regrets Cue 10 - 0:25(Bill Kirchner)

Soundtrack to short film The Right Regrets directed by Marlyn Mason.

Cue 6 contains no music. Cue 11 is an excerpt (final 2:19) of "I Almost Said Goodbye" from session of Sep. 30, 1986.


Date: October 17, 2013
Location: Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Label: [private recording]

Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble (ldr), Alexa Tarantino (pic, f, af, cl, ss, as), Marc Abrate (f, bcl, bar), Erik Stabnau (f, af, cl, ts), Gomeh Barak, Charlie Carr (t, fh), Brendan Lanighan (btb), Jacob Dupre (p), Emiliano Lasansky (b), Eric Metzgar (d), Bill Kirchner (con)

a. 01 Fancy Dance(Joe Sample) / arr: Bill Kirchner
b. 02 Theme For Gregory(Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
c. 03 Brother Brown(Marshall Hawkins) / arr: Bill Kirchner
d. 04 Infant Eyes(Wayne Shorter) / arr: Bill Kirchner
e. 05 Turkish Taffy(Mike Richmond) / arr: Bill Kirchner
f. 06 Hiding Place [aka C.I.A. Blues](Marc Copland [Cohen]) / arr: Bill Kirchner
g. 07 Roxanne's Lullaby [aka Lullaby](Bill Kirchner) / arr: Bill Kirchner
h. 08 So Many Stars(Sergio Mendes, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bill Kirchner
i. 09 What It Is To Be Frank(Manny Mendelson) / arr: Manny Mendelson
j. 10 Try To Understand(Bill Kirchner, Jay Leonhart) / arr: Bill Kirchner
k. 11 Daahoud(Clifford Brown) / arr: Michael Patterson
l. 12 Quiet Now(Denny Zeitlin) / arr: Bill Kirchner

Kirchner reorchestrated i. and k. from the original arrangements.


Date: October 7, 2014
Location: The New School Jazz Performance Space, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Bill Kirchner (ldr), Bill Kirchner (ss), Carlton Holmes (p), Jim Ferguson (b, v), Holli Ross (v)

a. 01 The Right Regrets Cue 1 - 1:19(Bill Kirchner)
b. 02 Theme For Gregory - 9:28(Bill Kirchner)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
c. 03 The Inaudible Language Of The Heart - 7:05(Bill Kirchner)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
d. 04 Gentle Voice In The Night - 6:57(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
e. 05 Since You Asked - 6:30(Bill Kirchner)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
f. 06 In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - 4:33(Dave Mann, Bob Hilliard)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
g. 07 Close To You(Hal David, Burt Bacharach)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
h. 07 Save Your Love For Me - 14:03(Buddy Johnson)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
i. 08 Foolish Little Girl - 6:54(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
j. 09 When You Are Old - 7:05(Bill Kirchner, William Butler Yeats)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
k. 10 Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguas A Você)(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Gene Lees)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
l. 10 This Happy Madness [aka Estrada Branca] - 9:01(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Gene Lees)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
m. 11 I Almost Said Goodbye - 8:08(Bill Kirchner, Loonis McGlohon)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)
n. 12 He Was Too Good To Me - 7:52(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Jazzheads CDJH 1213 — An Evening Of Indigos   (2015)

g, h;   k, l performed as medleys.

Bill Kirchner (ss) on a-d, f-n; Carlton Holmes (p) on b-n; Jim Ferguson (b) on a-d, f-n, (v) on f-l; Holli Ross (v) on c-d, g-h, k-m.

Engineer: Jon Rosenberg

Video available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGgdHdpC_-E


Sessions Reported: 165

Performances Reported: 1547

Unique Songs Reported: 653

Unique Issues Reported: 28