Pete LaRoca Sims Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Sep 24, 2011


Date: November 3, 1957 - afternoon
Location: Village Vanguard, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Sonny Rollins (ldr), Sonny Rollins (ts), Donald Bailey (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. tk 1   alt Woody 'n You  (Dizzy Gillespie)
b. tk 2    A Night In Tunisia - 8:16  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46517 2 — A Night At The Village Vanguard, volume 1   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 4 99795 2 9 — A Night At The Village Vanguard   (1999)
c. tk 3    I've Got You Under My Skin - 10:03  (Cole Porter)
     Blue Note LP 12": BN-LA475-H2 — More From The Vanguard   (1975)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46517 2 — A Night At The Village Vanguard, volume 1   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 4 99795 2 9 — A Night At The Village Vanguard   (1999)
d. tk 4   alt What Is This Thing Called Love  (Cole Porter)
e. tk 5   alt Old Devil Moon  (Burton Lane, E. Y. Harburg)

Date: December 8, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Sonny Clark (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Kenny Burrell (g), Sonny Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. tk 4    Minor Meeting - 6:51  (Sonny Clark)
b. tk 6    Eastern Incident - 8:12  (Sonny Clark)
c. tk 10    Little Sonny - 6:32  (Sonny Clark)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: 7243 5 22674 2 2 — My Conception   (2000)

Date: ca. 1959
Label: Signature

Tony Scott (ldr), Tony Scott (cl, bar), Mundell Lowe (g), Jimmy Garrison (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. a-01    I Had A Dream - 2:51  (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
b. a-02    Some People - 3:05  (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
c. a-03    Small World - 3:22  (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
d. a-04 (ballad)    Little Lamb - 2:20  (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
e. a-05 (rhythm)    Little Lamb - 3:40  (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
f. b-01    You'll Never Get Away From Me - 3:26  (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
g. b-02    The Cow Song - 1:53  (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
h. b-03    Everything's Coming Up Roses - 3:44  (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
i. b-04    Together Wherever We Go - 4:00  (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
j. b-05    Rose's Turn - 3:41  (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
All titles on:      Signature LP 12": SM 6001 — Gypsy   

Date: February 21, 1959
Location: Singer Concertzaal, Laren, Netherlands
Label: [television broadcast]

Sonny Rollins (ldr), Sonny Rollins (ts), Henry Grimes (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     A Weaver Of Dreams - 3:58  (Victor Young, John M. 'Jack' Elliott)

Television broadcast by KRO. Video exists. Sometimes listed as from Brussels, Belgium, but Laren location is confirmed by Kees Hazevoet.


Date: March 2, 1959
Location: Nalen club, Stockholm, Sweden
Label: [radio broadcast]

Sonny Rollins (ldr), Sonny Rollins (ts), Henry Grimes (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. BN3    St. Thomas - 7:30  (Traditional, Sonny Rollins)
     Bird Notes EP 7": -   
     Dragon LP 12": DRLP 73 — St. Thomas   
     DIW CD: DIW-387   
     Dragon CD: DRCD 229 — St. Thomas   (1993)

Master number assigned from first issue on Bird Notes label.


Date: March 4, 1959
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: [radio broadcast]

Sonny Rollins (ldr), Sonny Rollins (ts), Henry Grimes (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    How High The Moon - 10:45  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
b. 02    There Will Never Be Another You - 5:40  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
     Ingo LP 12": 9 — Sonny Rollins In Sweden 1959   
c. 03    Stay As Sweet As You Are - 4:35  (Harry Revel, Mack Gordon)
     Ingo LP 12": 9 — Sonny Rollins In Sweden 1959   
d. 04    I've Told Every Little Star - 4:40  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Ingo LP 12": 9 — Sonny Rollins In Sweden 1959   
e. 05    Oleo - 5:35  (Sonny Rollins)
     Ingo LP 12": 9 — Sonny Rollins In Sweden 1959   
     Jazz Hour CD: JHR 73552 — Oleo   
f. 06    Paul's Pal - 9:20  (Sonny Rollins)
All titles on:      Dragon LP 12": DRLP 73 — St. Thomas   
     DIW CD: DIW-387   
     Dragon CD: DRCD 229 — St. Thomas   (1993)

Date: March 5, 1959
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Label: [radio broadcast]

Sonny Rollins (ldr), Sonny Rollins (ts), Henry Grimes (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    I Remember You - 6:46  (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
b. 02    I've Told Every Little Star - 6:35  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c. 03    Oleo - 3:16  (Sonny Rollins)
d. 04    Will You Still Be Mine - 4:15  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
e. 05    It Could Happen To You - 3:27  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
All titles on:      Moon CD: MCD 015 — Sonnymoon For Two   (1990)
     Jazz Hour CD: JHR 73552 — Oleo   

DRS radio broadcast.


Date: May 2, 1959
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Donald Byrd (t), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), Paul Chambers (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. tk 5    Formidable - 6:13  (Walter Davis, Jr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": LT 1085 — Vertigo   (1981)
b. tk 6    Greasy - 7:20  (Walter Davis, Jr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84013 — New Soil   
c. tk 8    Sweet Cakes - 6:41  (Walter Davis, Jr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84013 — New Soil   
d. tk 10    Davis Cup - 5:25  (Walter Davis, Jr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84013 — New Soil   
e. tk 13    Minor March [aka Minor Apprehension] - 7:30  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84013 — New Soil   
f. tk 14    Hip Strut - 11:15  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84013 — New Soil   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84013 2 — New Soil   (1988)

Minor March listed as Minor Apprehension


Date: August 1 & 9, 1959
Location: The Showplace, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Tony Scott (ldr), Tony Scott (cl), Bill Evans (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. a-01    Like Someone In Love - 5:35  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5230 — Golden Moments   
     32 Jazz CD: 32136 — At Last   (1999)
b. a-02    Walkin' [aka Gravy] - 12:26  (Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5230 — Golden Moments   
     32 Jazz CD: 32136 — At Last   (1999)
c. a-03    I Can't Get Started - 3:30  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5230 — Golden Moments   
     32 Jazz CD: 32136 — At Last   (1999)
d. b-01    Free And Easy Blues - 8:48  (Tony Scott)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5230 — Golden Moments   
     32 Jazz CD: 32136 — At Last   (1999)
e. b-02    My Melancholy Baby - 12:15  (Ernie Burnett, George Norton, Johnny Watson)
f. c-01    Stella By Starlight - 10:00  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5266 — I'll Remember   
     32 Jazz CD: 32136 — At Last   (1999)
g. c-02    I'll Remember April - 8:55  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5266 — I'll Remember   
     32 Jazz CD: 32136 — At Last   (1999)
h. d-01    A Night In Tunisia - 8:20  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5266 — I'll Remember   
     32 Jazz CD: 32136 — At Last   (1999)
i. d-02    Garrison's Raiders - 14:27  (Jimmy Garrison)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5266 — I'll Remember   
     32 Jazz CD: 32136 — At Last   (1999)
j.     Tadd's Delight  (Tadd Dameron)
k.     Five  (Bill Evans)

Tony Scott (cl) on b-i, k; Jimmy Garrison (b) on a-i, k; Pete LaRoca Sims (d) on a-i, k.


Date: late 1959
Location: Bell Sound, New York City
Label: Strand

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Burt Collins, Freddie Hubbard, Booker Little (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Kiane Zawadi (eu), George Tucker (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     Newport - 9:10  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
b.     Jazz Corner - 4:22  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
c.     Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - 3:00  (Traditional) / arr: Slide Hampton
d.     Go East, Young Man - 5:54  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles on:      Strand LP 12": SL(S) 1006 — Slide! Slide Hampton And His Horn Of Plenty   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 206 — Slide!   (1994)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 349 — Two Sides Of Slide   

Three drummers suggests three different sessions.


Date: November 24, 1959
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Jaro

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. a-01    Straight Ahead - 5:23  (J.R. Monterose)
b. a-02    Violets For Your Furs - 2:46  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
c. a-03    Green Street Scene - 6:15  (J.R. Monterose)
d. a-04    Chafic - 5:10  (J.R. Monterose)
e. b-01    You Know That - 6:45  (J.R. Monterose)
f. b-02    I Remember Clifford - 5:37  (Benny Golson)
g. b-03    Short Bridge - 6:26  (J.R. Monterose)
All titles on:      Xanadu LP 12": 126 — Straight Ahead   (1976)
     Xanadu LP 12": ULS 1638T — Straight Ahead   (1978)
     Jaro LP 12": JAM 5004 — The Message   
     Fresh Sound LP 12": FSR 678 — The Message   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 7001 — The Message   (1995)
     Xanadu CD: XCD 1233 — Straight Ahead   

Date: February 11, 1960
Location: Bell Sound, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Freddie Hubbard, Richard Williams, Bob Zottola (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Kiane Zawadi (eu), Bill Barber (tu), Nabil Totah (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 4651    Sister Salvation - 6:13  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic 45: 5007 — Sister Salvation (parts 1 & 2)   
b. 4654    Hi-Fly - 6:06  (Randy Weston) / arr: Billy Frazier
Both titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": 1339 — Sister Salvation   
     London LP 12": LTZ-K 15225 — Sister Salvation   
     Atlantic LP 12": 332029 — Sister Salvation   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6173 — Sister Salvation   (2001)

Date: February 15, 1960
Location: Bell Sound, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Freddie Hubbard, Ernie Royal, Bob Zottola (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Kiane Zawadi (eu), Bill Barber (tu), Nabil Totah (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 4650    A Little Night Music - 4:09  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1339 — Sister Salvation   
     London LP 12": LTZ-K 15225 — Sister Salvation   
     Atlantic LP 12": 332029 — Sister Salvation   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6173 — Sister Salvation   (2001)
b. 4652    'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. 4653    Asseveration - 5:55  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1339 — Sister Salvation   
     London LP 12": LTZ-K 15225 — Sister Salvation   
     Atlantic LP 12": 332029 — Sister Salvation   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6173 — Sister Salvation   (2001)
d. 4655    Minority - 6:53  (Gigi Gryce) / arr: George Coleman
     Atlantic LP 12": 1339 — Sister Salvation   
     London LP 12": LTZ-K 15225 — Sister Salvation   
     Atlantic LP 12": 332029 — Sister Salvation   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6173 — Sister Salvation   (2001)
e. 4656    Just Squeeze Me - 6:30  (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1339 — Sister Salvation   
     London LP 12": LTZ-K 15225 — Sister Salvation   
     Atlantic LP 12": 332029 — Sister Salvation   
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6173 — Sister Salvation   (2001)

"Minority" listed as "Conversation Piece" on issues.


Date: April 19, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Ruth Brown (ldr), Eric Dolphy, Charlie Mariano (as), George Coleman, Robert Newman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Burt Collins, Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams (t), Charles Greenlee, Julian Priester, Kiane Zawadi (tb), Kenny Burrell (g), Tommy Flanagan (p), Nabil Totah (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d), Ruth Brown (v), Slide Hampton (con)

a. A-4376    Don' 'Cha Go 'Way Mad  (Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Mundy, Al Stillman) / arr: Slide Hampton
b. A-4378    The Way You Look Tonight  (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Slide Hampton

Two additional titles A-4377 "Baby Don't You Cry" and A-4379 "Shine On" need composers determined.


Date: June 10, 1960
Location: Jazz Gallery, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Coltrane (ldr), John Coltrane (ts), Steve Kuhn (p), Steve Davis (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
b.     Minor Blues  (Traditional)
c.     Equinox  (John Coltrane)

Listed by Fujioka as April 1960, but as above by Lewis Porter.


Date: June 27, 1960
Location: Jazz Gallery, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Coltrane (ldr), John Coltrane (ss, ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Steve Davis (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. 02    Exotica  (John Coltrane)
c. 03    Like Sonny  (John Coltrane)

John Coltrane (ss) on b; (ts) on a, c.

Details from Fujioka - confirmation needed.

One additional selection #4 - listed as Unknown Latin Tune.


Date: ca. July 1960
Location: Jazz Gallery, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Coltrane (ldr), John Coltrane (ss, ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Steve Davis (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Liberia - 30:13  (John Coltrane)
b. 02    Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - 6:35  (Cole Porter)
c. 03    The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - 6:26  (Buddy Bernier, Jerome Brainin)
d. 04    Summertime - 9:58  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
e. 05    Exotica - 6:08  (John Coltrane)
f. 06    Body And Soul - 7:31  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
g. 07    But Not For Me - 18:02  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)

John Coltrane (ss) on b, e; (ts) on a, c-d, f-g.

Further information needed on specific date. See July 1, 1960.

e. is incomplete on only known source.


Date: July 1, 1960
Location: Jazz Gallery, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Coltrane (ldr), John Coltrane (ss, ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Steve Davis (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 02    Exotica  (John Coltrane)
b. 03    Out Of This World  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
c. 04    You Leave Me Breathless  (Frederick Hollaender, Ralph Freed)
d. 05    Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
e. 06    Lover  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)

John Coltrane (ss) on a; (ts) on b-e.

Details from Fujioka - confirmation needed.

Additional titles: #1 (17:00) listed as "blues waltz" and #6.

Possible that the above information is incorrect and correct details for July 1, 1960 are listed here as "ca. July 1960" - further details needed.


Date: July 19, 1960
Location: Showboat, Philadelphia, PA
Label: [private recording]

John Coltrane (ldr), John Coltrane (ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Steve Davis (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Giant Steps  (John Coltrane)
b. 02    Speak Low  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
c. 04    I Want To Talk About You  (Billy Eckstine)
d. 05    Good Bait  (Tadd Dameron, Count Basie)

Details from Fujioka - confirmation needed.

Additional selection #3 listed as "unknown blues" - title unknown.


Date: July 21, 1960
Location: Showboat, Philadelphia, PA
Label: [private recording]

John Coltrane (ldr), John Coltrane (ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Steve Davis (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Cousin Mary  (John Coltrane)
b. 03    Equinox  (John Coltrane)

Details from Fujioka - confirmation needed.

Additional selection #2 listed as "Minor Blues" (fast tune) - title unknown.


Date: July 22, 1960
Location: Showboat, Philadelphia, PA
Label: [private recording]

John Coltrane (ldr), John Coltrane (ss, ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Steve Davis (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Giant Steps - 10:40  (John Coltrane)
b. 02    But Not For Me  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c. 03    Spiral  (John Coltrane)
d. 05    Traneing In  (John Coltrane)
e. 06    Countdown  (John Coltrane)
f. 07    Mr. Syms  (John Coltrane)
g. 08    Exotica  (John Coltrane)

John Coltrane (ss) on g; (ts) on a-f.

Details from Fujioka - confirmation needed.

Additional selection #4 listed as "slow blues" - title unknown


Date: July 23, 1960
Location: Showboat, Philadelphia, PA
Label: [private recording]

John Coltrane (ldr), John Coltrane (ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Steve Davis (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 02    Equinox  (John Coltrane)

Details from Fujioka - confirmation needed.

Additional selections: #1 listed as "Minor Blues" and #3 listed as "E-flat Blues" - titles unknown.


Date: July 24, 1960
Location: Showboat, Philadelphia, PA
Label: [private recording]

John Coltrane (ldr), John Coltrane (ss, ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Steve Davis (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Exotica  (John Coltrane)
b. 02    Out Of This World  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
c. 03    Good Bait  (Tadd Dameron, Count Basie)
d. 04    Traneing In  (John Coltrane)

John Coltrane (ss) on a; (ts) on b-d.

Details from Fujioka - confirmation needed.

Additional selections: #5 listed as "Blues in B Minor" and #6 listed as "Theme" - titles unknown.


Date: October 17, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Slide Hampton (ldr), Jay Cameron (bcl, bar), George Coleman (ts), Hobart Dotson, Richard Williams (t), Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton (tb, eu), Larry Ridley (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 5103    Ow! - 5:53  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)
b. 5104    The Thrill Is Gone - 6:21  (Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)
c. 5105    Somethin' Sanctified - 6:13  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)
d. 5106    Milestones [aka Miles] - 5:09  (Miles Davis) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)
e. 5107    On The Street Where You Live - 4:59  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)
f. 5108    Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
g. 5109    El Sino - 5:40  (Charles Greenlee) / arr: Charles Greenlee
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)

Date: November 8, 1960
Location: Universal Recording Studio, Chicago, IL
Label: Riverside

Paul Serrano (ldr), Bunky Green (as), Paul Serrano (t), Jodie Christian (p), Donald Garrett (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. a-01    Me Too - 6:26  (Paul Serrano)
b. a-02    Dream Of Igor - 8:18  (Muhal Richard Abrams)
c. a-03    Blues Holiday - 4:51  (Jodie Christian)
d. b-01    Little Niles - 4:02  (Randy Weston)
e. b-02    Mr. Lucky - 5:52  (Henry Mancini, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
f. b-03    Everything's Coming Up Roses - 8:09  (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP 12-359 — Blues Holiday   

Date: November 29, 1960
Location: Peter Ind Studio, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Steve Kuhn (ldr), Steve Kuhn (p), Scott LaFaro (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Little Old Lady - 6:11  (Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Adams)
b. 02    Bohemia After Dark - 5:45  (Oscar Pettiford)
c. 03    What's New - 5:34  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
d. 04    So What - 5:34  (Miles Davis)
e. 05   alt So What - 5:57  (Miles Davis)
All titles on:      Polystar Co., Ltd. CD: MTCJ 3024 — 1960   (2005)

Date: 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Camarata Tokyo-Insights

Don Friedman (ldr), Don Friedman (p), Scott LaFaro (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     I Hear A Rhapsody - 6:17  (George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker)
b. tk 1    Sacre Bleu - 6:10  (Don Friedman)
c. tk 2    Sacre Bleu - 6:18  (Don Friedman)
d.     Woody 'n You - 5:37  (Dizzy Gillespie)
e.     On Green Dolphin Street - 6:37  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
All titles on:      Camarata Tokyo-Insights CD: 32CJ-3 — Memories For Scotty   

Date: January 8, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Freddie Hubbard (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Doug Watkins (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. tk 5    Blues Function - 7:15  (Freddie Hubbard)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
b. tk 7    Cool Green - 5:15  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
c. tk 8    Goin' Way Blues - 6:30  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
d. tk 11   alt Goin' Way Blues - 6:35  (Jackie McLean)
e. tk 13   alt Torchin' - 6:15  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
f. tk 15    Torchin' - 6:05  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
g. tk 20    Drew's Blues - 5:50  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
h. tk 20A    Bluesnik - 9:30  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84067 2 — Bluesnik   (1989)
     Blue Note CD: 50999 2 65145 2 9 — Bluesnik   (2009)

Date: February 21, 1961
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Verve

Stan Getz (ldr), Stan Getz (ts), Steve Kuhn (p), Scott LaFaro (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 23486-3    Baubles, Bangles And Beads  (George 'Chet' Forrest, Robert Craig Wright)
b. 23487-1    Little Old Lady  (Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Adams)
c. 23488-1    I Remember Clifford  (Benny Golson)
d. 23489-2    For You, For Me, For Evermore  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
e. 23490-3    Airegin  (Sonny Rollins)
     Verve LP 12": 815 239-1 — Stan The Man   (1991)
f. 23491-4    Speak Low  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
g. 23492-4    Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most  (Fran Landesman, Thomas J. Wolf, Jr.)

Location sometimes given as New York City but Getz was in Chicago from February 15-26, 1961.


Date: March 13, 1961
Location: Bell Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Jazztime/Jazzline

Rocky Boyd (ldr), Rocky Boyd (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Ron Carter (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. tk 3    Avars - 7:35  (Rocky Boyd)
     Jazztime/Jazzline LP 12": JT 001 — Ease It   (1961)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5053 — Ease It!   (1974)
     Blue Moon CD: BMCD 1606 — Ease It   
b. tk 1   alt Stella By Starlight - 4:59  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
     Jazztime/Jazzline LP 12": JT 001 — Ease It   (1961)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5053 — Ease It!   (1974)
     Blue Moon CD: BMCD 1606 — Ease It   
c. tk 2    Stella By Starlight - 5:12  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
d. tk 1   alt Impressions - 7:19  (John Coltrane)
     Jazztime/Jazzline LP 12": JT 001 — Ease It   (1961)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5053 — Ease It!   (1974)
     Blue Moon CD: BMCD 1606 — Ease It   
e. tk 2    Impressions - 9:15  (John Coltrane)
f. tk 1    Ease It - 10:25  (Paul Chambers)
     Jazztime/Jazzline LP 12": JT 001 — Ease It   (1961)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5053 — Ease It!   (1974)
     Blue Moon CD: BMCD 1606 — Ease It   
g. tk 5    Samba De Orfeu - 4:24  (Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
     Jazztime/Jazzline LP 12": JT 001 — Ease It   (1961)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5053 — Ease It!   (1974)
     Blue Moon CD: BMCD 1606 — Ease It   
h. tk 6   alt Samba De Orfeu - 4:27  (Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
i. tk 7    West 42nd Street - 3:45  (Wilbur Harden)
j. tk 8   alt West 42nd Street - 4:45  (Wilbur Harden)
     Jazztime/Jazzline LP 12": JT 001 — Ease It   (1961)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5053 — Ease It!   (1974)
     Blue Moon CD: BMCD 1606 — Ease It   
All titles on:      Black Lion CD: BLCD 760119 — West 42nd Street   (1989)
     Tokuma CD: TKCB 71172 — Ease It   

Impressions listed as "Why Not?" and credited to Pete LaRoca.

"Avars" (spelled thusly on 1960 Blue Mitchell LP) is spelled "Avers" on Jazztime issue. Muse LP spells as "Alvars" and gives incorrect recording date of February 2, 1961.

Confirmation needed on takes issued on Muse LP.


Date: March 18, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Freddie Hubbard (t), Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton (tb), Larry Ridley (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     El Sino - 5:30  (Charles Greenlee)
b.     Sister Salvation - 5:00  (Slide Hampton)
c.     Street Of Dreams - 3:00  (Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis)

The opening (9:00) and closing (4:30) numbers are as yet unidentified.


Date: March 25, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Freddie Hubbard (t), Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton (tb), Larry Ridley (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     Jazz Corner - 4:30  (Slide Hampton)
b.     Sister Salvation - 5:30  (Slide Hampton)
c.     Stella By Starlight - 8:30  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
d.     'Round Midnight - 4:00  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)

Closing selection (4:15) as yet unidentified.


Date: April 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Old Town

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     Caravan - 2:59  (Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
b.     Nosruc - 6:24  (Ted Curson)
c.     Dem's Blues - 3:46  (Ted Curson)
d.     Antibes - 5:08  (Ted Curson)
e.     Mr. Teddy - 5:15  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Nippon Columbia LP 12": YS-7131-AX — Plenty Of Horn   (1983)
     Old Town LP 12": LP 2003 — Plenty Of Horn   
     Boplicity CD: 18 — Plenty Of Horn   (1995)

Date: June 5, 1961
Location: Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ
Label: Savoy

Bill Barron (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Ted Curson (t), Kenny Barron (p), Eddie Khan (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. a-01    Men At Work - 6:43  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92878-2 — Modern Windows Suite   (2000)
b. a-01    Tone Colors - 7:40  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92878-2 — Modern Windows Suite   (2000)
c. a-01    Dedication To Wanda - 4:09  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92878-2 — Modern Windows Suite   (2000)
d. a-01    Keystone - 6:25  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92878-2 — Modern Windows Suite   (2000)
e. b-01    Noodlin'  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
f. b-02    Duality  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
g. b-03    Self Portrait  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
h. b-04    Persian Street Scene  (Bill Barron)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12163 — Modern Windows   
i.     Light Fantastic  (Bill Barron)

a, b, c, d performed as medley.

The first four selections make up the "Modern Windows Suite."


Date: August-September 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Bethlehem

Booker Little (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Booker Little (t), Julian Priester (tb), Don Friedman (p), Reggie Workman (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     Victory And Sorrow - 5:52  (Booker Little) / arr: Booker Little
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6061 — Booker Little And Friend   
     Bethlehem CD: BCP 6034 — Victory And Sorrow   (1986)
b.     Forward Flight - 6:15  (Booker Little) / arr: Booker Little
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6061 — Booker Little And Friend   
     Bethlehem CD: BCP 6034 — Victory And Sorrow   (1986)
c.     Looking Ahead - 7:21  (Booker Little) / arr: Booker Little
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6061 — Booker Little And Friend   
     Bethlehem CD: BCP 6034 — Victory And Sorrow   (1986)
d.     If I Should Lose You - 5:03  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6061 — Booker Little And Friend   
     Bethlehem CD: BCP 6034 — Victory And Sorrow   (1986)
e.     Calling Softly - 5:35  (Booker Little) / arr: Booker Little
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6061 — Booker Little And Friend   
     Bethlehem CD: BCP 6034 — Victory And Sorrow   (1986)
f.     Booker's Blues - 5:12  (Booker Little) / arr: Booker Little
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6061 — Booker Little And Friend   
     Bethlehem CD: BCP 6034 — Victory And Sorrow   (1986)
g.     Matilde - 5:50  (Booker Little) / arr: Booker Little
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6061 — Booker Little And Friend   
     Bethlehem CD: BCP 6034 — Victory And Sorrow   (1986)
h. tk 04 - alt.    alt Looking Ahead - 8:27  (Booker Little) / arr: Booker Little
i. tk 07 - alt.    alt Looking Ahead - 8:15  (Booker Little) / arr: Booker Little
All titles on:      Bethlehem CD: 20-40102 — Booker Little And Friend   

George Coleman (ts) on a-c, e-i; Julian Priester (tb) on a-c, e-i.

On Bethlehem 20-40102 "Looking Ahead" is incorrectly listed as "Molotone Music" and the two alternative takes of "Looking Ahead" are incorrectly listed as "Matilde" (tk 4 & 7).

All titles from BCP 6061 are on Affinity(GB) AFF124, Barnaby-Candid BR-5009, Barnaby-Candid BCP-6034, Polydor-Bethlehem (Jap) MP-2183, CBS-Bethelehem (Jap) 22AP-121, Trio-Bethlehem (Jap) PAP-23004, Columbia-Bethlehem (Jap) YP-7121, Columbia-Bethlehem (Jap) 30CY-1440, Columbia-Bethlehem (Jap) COCY-7283 [CD], Columbia-Bethlehem (Jap) COCY-9040 [CD], Columbia-Bethlehem (Jap) COCY-75744 [CD], Columbia-Bethlehem (Jap) COCY-78642 [CD], Columbia-Bethlehem (Jap) COCY-80340 [CD].


Date: January 30, 1962
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Jaki Byard (ldr), Jaki Byard (as, p), Ron Carter (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 3367    Hi-Fly - 3:58  (Randy Weston)
b. 3368    'Round Midnight - 4:56  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
c. 3369    Tillie Butterball - 5:13  (Jaki Byard)
d. 3370    Blues In The Closet [aka Collard Greens And Black-Eyed Peas] - 4:28  (Oscar Pettiford)
e. 3371    Here To Hear - 7:44  (Jaki Byard)
f. 3372    Lullaby Of Birdland - 3:22  (George Shearing)
g. 3373    There Are Many Worlds - 5:27  (Jaki Byard)
h. 3374    Excerpts From "Yamecraw" - 4:36  (James P. Johnson, William Grant Still)
All titles on:      New Jazz LP 12": NJ-8273 — Hi-Fly   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1879-2 — Hi-Fly   

Jaki Byard (as) on c.


Date: May 14, 1962
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Don Friedman (ldr), Don Friedman (p), Chuck Israels (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     Circle Waltz - 5:57  (Don Friedman)
b.     Sea's Breeze - 6:02  (Don Friedman)
c.     I Hear A Rhapsody - 7:29  (George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker)
d.     In Your Own Sweet Way - 5:17  (Dave Brubeck)
e.     Loves Parting - 5:42  (Don Friedman)
f.     So In Love - 3:23  (Cole Porter)
g.     Modes Pivoting - 6:44  (Don Friedman)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP 9431 — Circle Waltz   
     Riverside LP 12": SMJ 6082 — Circle Waltz   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1885-2 — Circle Waltz   (1996)
     JVC CD: VICJ 60258 — Circle Waltz   (1999)
     JVC CD: VICJ 41571 — Circle Waltz   

Chuck Israels (b) on a-e, g; Pete LaRoca Sims (d) on a-e, g.

All above titles also on Riverside (Jap) VIJ-110, Riverside (Jap) VDJ-1616 [CD], Riverside (Jap) VICJ-23559 [CD] Riverside (Jap) VICJ-5109 [CD].


Date: June 2, 1962
Location: DC International Jazz Festival, Washington Coliseum, Washington, DC
Label: [radio broadcast]

George Russell (ldr), Paul Plummer (ts), Don Ellis (t), David Baker (tb), George Russell (p), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    [unknown title]  (Composer Unknown) / arr: George Russell
b. 02    Sippin' At Bells  (Miles Davis) / arr: George Russell
c. 03    A Lonely Place  (George Russell) / arr: George Russell
d. 04    D. C. Divertimento  (George Russell) / arr: George Russell

Voice of America tapes held in the US Library of Congress.

This was the premiere performance of "D.C. Divertimento".


Date: August 17, 1962
Location: Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ
Label: Savoy

Paul Bley (ldr), Paul Bley (p), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. SPB6464    Floater - 6:28  (Carla Bley)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12182 — Footloose   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
     Savoy Jazz CD: CY-78987 — Footloose   (1995)
b. SPB6465    When Will The Blues Leave? - 6:07  (Ornette Coleman)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12182 — Footloose   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
     Savoy Jazz CD: CY-78987 — Footloose   (1995)
c. SPB6466    These Foolish Things  (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey)
d. SPB6467    Around Again - 4:07  (Carla Bley)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12182 — Footloose   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
     Savoy Jazz CD: CY-78987 — Footloose   (1995)
e. SPB6468    Turns  (Paul Bley)
f. SPB6469    Stereophrenic - 5:06  (David N. Baker)
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
g. SPB6470    The Circle With A Hole In The Middle [aka Crossroads] - 5:08  (Ornette Coleman)
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)

Date: August 27, 1962
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

George Russell (ldr), Paul Plummer (ts), Don Ellis (t), Garnett Brown (tb), George Russell (p), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d), Sheila Jordan (v)

a. a-01    Au Privave - 6:21  (Charlie Parker) / arr: George Russell
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-440 — The Outer View   
b. a-02    Zig-Zag - 4:03  (Carla Bley) / arr: George Russell
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-440 — The Outer View   
c. a-03    The Outer View - 10:03  (George Russell) / arr: George Russell
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-440 — The Outer View   
d. a-03 - tk 2   alt The Outer View - 9:26  (George Russell) / arr: George Russell
e. b-01    You Are My Sunshine - 11:51  (Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell) / arr: George Russell
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-440 — The Outer View   
f. b-02    D. C. Divertimento - 9:14  (George Russell) / arr: George Russell
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-440 — The Outer View   
All titles on:      Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-616-2 — The Outer View   

Sheila Jordan (v) on e.


Date: 1963
Location: Olmsted Studios, New York City
Label: Dauntless

Toshiko Akiyoshi, Steve Kuhn (ldr), Barry Galbraith (g), Toshiko Akiyoshi (p, cel), Steve Kuhn (p, hps), David Izenzon, John Neves (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. a-01    Trouble In Mind - 4:48  (Richard M. Jones)
b. a-02    Hang Your Head In Shame - 3:57  (Ed G. Nelson, Steve Nelson, Fred Rose)
c. a-03    May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You - 3:25  (Meredith Willson)
d. a-04    Someday You'll Want Me To Want You - 4:21  (Jimmie Hodges)
e. a-05    Down In The Valley - 3:37  (Traditional) / arr: Ed Summerlin
f. b-01    Beautiful Brown Eyes - 4:20  (Grace Walters)
g. b-02    It's No Secret What God Can Do - 4:40  (Stuart Hamblen)
h. b-03    Nobody's Darling But Mine - 3:21  (Jimmie Davis)
i. b-04    Along The Navajo Trail - 3:31  (Dick Charles, Edgar DeLange, Lawrence Markes, Jr.)
j. b-05    The Foggy, Foggy Dew - 4:30  (Traditional) / arr: Ed Summerlin
All titles on:      Chiaroscuro LP 12": CR 2026 — Together   (1980)
     Dauntless LP 12": DM 4308 — The Country & Western Sound For Jazz Pianos   
     Dauntless CD: 6003 — The Country & Western Sound For Jazz Pianos   (2004)

Toshiko Akiyoshi (cel) on c, f; Steve Kuhn (hps) on f.

Advertised in Down Beat 4/25/63 p.28.

Akiyoshi was a replacement for planned pianist Herbie Hancock.


Date: 1963
Location: Boston, MA
Label: [television broadcast]

Stan Getz, Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Jimmy Mosher (f, as), Stan Getz (ts), Herb Pomeroy (t), Gene DiStasio (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Shades Of Stein  (Benny Golson)
b. 02    What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
c. 03    Like Someone In Love  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
d. 04    Things Ain't What They Used To Be  (Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons)
e. 05    Fly Time Fly (Sigh)  (Michael Gibbs)

Stan Getz (ldr) on b-c; (ts) on b-c; Herb Pomeroy (ldr) on a, d-e; (t) on a, d-e; Jimmy Mosher (f) on a, d-e; (as) on a, d-e; Gene DiStasio (tb) on a, d-e.


Date: June 3, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Joe Henderson (ldr), Joe Henderson (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), McCoy Tyner (p), Butch Warren (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. tk 6    Recorda Me [aka No Me Esqueça] - 5:58  (Joe Henderson)
b. tk 12    Jinrikisha - 7:19  (Joe Henderson)
c. tk 14    Blue Bossa - 7:59  (Kenny Dorham)
d. tk 18    La Mesha - 9:05  (Kenny Dorham)
e. tk 20    Out Of The Night - 7:22  (Joe Henderson)
f. tk 25    Homestretch - 4:11  (Joe Henderson)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84140 — Page One   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84140 2 — Page One   (1988)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 4 98795 2 2 — Page One   (1999)

Date: August 9, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Johnny Coles (ldr), Leo Wright (f, as), Joe Henderson (ts), Johnny Coles (t), Duke Pearson (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. tk 4    Heavy Legs - 5:58  (Duke Pearson)
b. tk 18    My Secret Passion - 7:08  (Duke Pearson)
c. tk 22    So Sweet My Little Girl - 6:24  (Duke Pearson)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84144 — Little Johnny C   (1964)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 32129 2 7 — Little Johnny C   (1996)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 8 64475 2 4 — Little Johnny C   (2005)

Leo Wright (f) on b; (as) on a-b.

b. mistitled "My Sweet Passion" on CD issue.


Date: September 9, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Joe Henderson (ldr), Joe Henderson (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Andrew Hill (p), Eddie Khan (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. tk 10   alt Teeter Totter [aka Around The Corner] - 7:10  (Joe Henderson)
b. tk 14    Our Thing - 5:35  (Joe Henderson)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84152 — Our Thing   (1964)
c. tk 17    Escapade - 8:03  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84152 — Our Thing   (1964)
d. tk 23    Back Road - 6:18  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84152 — Our Thing   (1964)
e. tk 27    Pedro's Time - 10:02  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84152 — Our Thing   (1964)
f. tk 28    Teeter Totter [aka Around The Corner] - 8:30  (Joe Henderson)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84152 — Our Thing   (1964)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84152 2 — Our Thing   (1989)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 25647 2 9 — Our Thing   (2000)

Date: September 12, 1963
Location: Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ
Label: Savoy

Paul Bley (ldr), Paul Bley (p), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.    alt Turns  (Paul Bley)
b. SPB63-259    Syndrome - 7:09  (Carla Bley)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12182 — Footloose   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
     Savoy Jazz CD: CY-78987 — Footloose   (1995)
c. SPB63-260    Ballad No. 1 - 4:29  (Paul Bley)
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
d. SPB63-261-?   alt King Korn - 4:17  (Carla Bley)
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
e. SPB63-261    King Korn - 3:59  (Carla Bley)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12182 — Footloose   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
     Savoy Jazz CD: CY-78987 — Footloose   (1995)
f. SPB63-262    Ballad No. 2 - 3:47  (Paul Bley)
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
g. SPB63-263    Around Again - 3:53  (Carla Bley)
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
h. SPB63-264    Cousins - 4:40  (Paul Bley)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12182 — Footloose   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
     Savoy Jazz CD: CY-78987 — Footloose   (1995)
i. SPB63-265    Vashkar - 4:06  (Carla Bley)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12182 — Footloose   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
     Savoy Jazz CD: CY-78987 — Footloose   (1995)
j. SPB63-266    Turns - 3:15  (Paul Bley)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12182 — Footloose   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)
     Savoy Jazz CD: CY-78987 — Footloose   (1995)
k. SPB63-267    Ballad No. 4 - 4:50  (Paul Bley)
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4427 — The Floater Syndrome   (1990)

Date: April 14, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Anamari Davis (ldr), Art Farmer (fh), Jim Hall (g), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d), Anamari Davis (v)

a. 7739    The More I See You  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
b. 7741    Love, Look Away  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Both titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": SD 8092 — Anamari   

Date: April 15, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Anamari Davis (ldr), Art Farmer (fh), Jim Hall (g), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d), Anamari Davis (v)

a. 7742    Blame It On My Youth  (Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 8092 — Anamari   

Date: April 28, 1964
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Atlantic

Art Farmer (ldr), Art Farmer (t, fh), Jim Hall (g), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 7949    Va Da Du? (Was It You?) - 5:23  (Traditional)
b. 7950    Vi Sålde Våra Hemman (They Sold Their Homestead) - 6:13  (Traditional)
c. 7951    Den Motsträvige Brudgummen (The Reluctant Groom) - 5:51  (Traditional)
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": SD 1430 — To Sweden With Love   
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD-8510 — To Sweden With Love   (1999)
     Collectables CD: COL CD 7654 — To Sweden With Love/Live At The Half Note   (2004)

7950 listed as De Salde Sinne Hemman, a variant title which is correctly spelled as "De Sålde Sina Hemman".


Date: April 30, 1964
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Atlantic

Art Farmer (ldr), Art Farmer (t, fh), Jim Hall (g), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 7952    Och Hör Du Unga Dora (And Listen, Young Dora) - 5:53  (Traditional)
b. 7953    Kristallen Den Fina (The Fine Crystal) - 3:13  (Traditional)
c. 7953    Visa Vid Midsommartid (Midsummer Song) - 3:13  (Håkan Norlen, Rune Lindström)
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": SD 1430 — To Sweden With Love   
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD-8510 — To Sweden With Love   (1999)
     Collectables CD: COL CD 7654 — To Sweden With Love/Live At The Half Note   (2004)

Date: June 27, 1964
Location: BBC-TV Jazz 625 Show, London, UK
Label: [television broadcast]

Art Farmer (ldr), Art Farmer (fh), Jim Hall (g), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     Sometime Ago  (Sergio Mihanovic)
b.     Bilbao Song  (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht)
c.     Darn That Dream  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange)
d.     Valse Hot  (Sonny Rollins)
e.     So In Love - 10:30  (Cole Porter)
f.     I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - 5:00  (Ned Washington, George Bassman)
g.     Petite Belle - 6:50  (Steve Swallow)
h.     Bags' Groove - 9:45  (Milt Jackson)
All titles on:      Jazz Icons DVD: — Live In '64   (2009)

Date: February 26, 1965
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Freddie Hubbard (ldr), James Spaulding (f, as), Hank Mobley (ts), Freddie Hubbard (t), Kiane Zawadi (eu), McCoy Tyner (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 1527 (tk 3)    Jodo - 7:05  (Freddie Hubbard) / arr: Freddie Hubbard
     Blue Note LP 12": BN LA 356 H2 — Freddie Hubbard   
b. 1528 (tk 11)    Blue Spirits - 12:15  (Freddie Hubbard) / arr: Freddie Hubbard
c. 1529 (tk 15)    Outer Forces - 8:50  (Freddie Hubbard) / arr: Freddie Hubbard
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 93202 2 — The Best Of Freddie Hubbard   (1989)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84196 — Blue Spirits   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46545 2 — Blue Spirits   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 94317 2 7 — Blue Spirits   (2004)

James Spaulding (f) on b.


Date: March 12, 1965
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Art Farmer (ldr), Art Farmer (fh), Steve Kuhn (p), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 8727    One For Majid - 5:57  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1442 — Sing Me Softly Of The Blues   (1965)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6235 — Interaction/Sing Me Softly Of The Blues   (1999)
b. 8728    Petite Belle  (Steve Swallow)

Date: March 16, 1965
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Art Farmer (ldr), Art Farmer (fh), Steve Kuhn (p), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 8741    Ad Infinitum - 6:19  (Carla Bley)
b. 8742    Sing Me Softly Of The Blues - 6:42  (Carla Bley)
c. 8743    I Waited For You - 5:53  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie)
d. 8744    Tears [aka Tears Come From Heaven] - 5:43  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": 1442 — Sing Me Softly Of The Blues   (1965)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6235 — Interaction/Sing Me Softly Of The Blues   (1999)

Date: March 30, 1965
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Art Farmer (ldr), Art Farmer (fh), Steve Kuhn (p), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 8805    Petite Belle - 4:05  (Steve Swallow)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1442 — Sing Me Softly Of The Blues   (1965)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6235 — Interaction/Sing Me Softly Of The Blues   (1999)
b. 8806    One For Majid  (Pete LaRoca Sims)

Date: April 9, 1965
Location: Club La Marchal, Brooklyn, NY
Label: Blue Note

Freddie Hubbard (ldr), James Spaulding (as), Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan (t), Harold Mabern, Jr. (p), Larry Ridley (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d), Big Black (cga)

a. 1601    Jodo - 22:15  (Freddie Hubbard)
b. 1598    Breaking Point - 19:25  (Freddie Hubbard)
Both titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84208 — The Night Of The Cookers, Volume 2   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 28882 2 2 — The Night Of The Cookers   (1994)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 94323 2 8 — The Night Of The Cookers   (2004)

Lee Morgan (t) on b.


Date: April 10, 1965
Location: Club La Marchal, Brooklyn, NY
Label: Blue Note

Freddie Hubbard (ldr), James Spaulding (f, as), Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan (t), Harold Mabern, Jr. (p), Larry Ridley (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d), Big Black (cga)

a. 1599    Pensativa - 23:30  (Clare Fischer)
b. 1600    Walkin' [aka Gravy] - 21:40  (Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter)
Both titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84207 — The Night Of The Cookers, Volume 1   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 28882 2 2 — The Night Of The Cookers   (1994)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 94323 2 8 — The Night Of The Cookers   (2004)

James Spaulding (f) on a; Freddie Hubbard (t) on a.


Date: May 19, 1965
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Pete LaRoca Sims (ldr), Joe Henderson (ts), Steve Kuhn (p), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 1576 (tk 8)    Candu - 6:42  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
b. 1577 (tk 15)    Malagueña - 8:58  (Ernesto Lecuona, Marian Banks)
c. 1578 (tk 16)    Basra - 9:55  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
d. 1579 (tk 18)    Lazy Afternoon - 5:30  (Jerome Moross, John Latouche)
e. 1580 (tk 19)    Eiderdown - 4:26  (Steve Swallow)
f. 1581 (tk 20)    Tears [aka Tears Come From Heaven] - 4:58  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84205 — Basra   (1965)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 32091 2 5 — Basra   (1995)

Tears listed as Tears Come From Heaven


Date: June 2, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Milestone

Dick Katz, Helen Merrill (ldr), Thad Jones (c), Jim Hall (g), Dick Katz (p), Ron Carter (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d), Helen Merrill (v)

a.     It Don't Mean A Thing - 5:00  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) / arr: Dick Katz
b.     Don't Explain - 2:40  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday) / arr: Dick Katz
c.     What Is This Thing Called Love - 3:43  (Cole Porter) / arr: Dick Katz
d.     Day Dream - 5:16  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche) / arr: Dick Katz
All titles on:      Milestone LP 12": MLP 1003 — The Feeling Is Mutual   
     EmArcy CD: 558 849-2 — The Feeling Is Mutual   (1998)

Date: October 7, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Mose Allison (ldr), Mose Allison (p, v), Henry Grimes (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 9376    Power House  (Mose Allison)
b. 9378    What's It To You
c. 9379    That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch  (Buddy Johnson)
d. 9380    Tell Me Something  (Mose Allison)
e. 9381    Gumpo
f. 9382    I Feel So Good  (Mose Allison)
g. 9383    Big Brother  (Mose Allison)
h. 9384    Fool's Paradise  (Mabel F. Cordle, Jerry Fuller)
i. 9385    Sweet Lovers No More
j. 9386    If You Really Love Me Baby

This session probably destroyed in Atlantic warehouse fire.

Composer not known for following: 9377 Sanctuary, 9387 Soliloquy


Date: ca. 1966
Location: New York City
Label: Contact

Steve Kuhn (ldr), Steve Kuhn (p), Steve Swallow (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. a-01    Ida Lupino - 2:34  (Carla Bley)
b. a-02    Ah-Moore - 3:25  (Al Cohn)
c. a-03    Today I Am A Man - 5:55  (Steve Kuhn)
d. a-04    Memory - 2:40  (Steve Kuhn)
e. b-01    Why Did I Choose You - 2:53  (Michael Leonard, Herbert Martin)
f. b-02    Three Waves - 6:54  (Sergio Mihanovic)
g. b-03    Never Let Me Go - 3:00  (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
h. b-04    Bits And Pieces - 4:32  (Steve Kuhn)
i. b-05    Kodpiece - 0:21  (Steve Kuhn)
All titles on:      Contact LP 12": CM 5 — Three Waves   
     RCA CD: BVCJ-2050 — Three Waves   (1992)
     Fresh Sound CD: FRS CD 1617 — Three Waves   (2003)

Date: May 25, 1967
Location: New York City
Label: Douglas

Pete LaRoca Sims (ldr), John Gilmore (ts), Chick Corea (p), Walter Booker (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. a-01    Turkish Women At The Bath - 5:45  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
b. a-02    Dancing Girls - 6:07  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
c. a-03    Love Planet - 5:40  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
d. b-01    Marjoun - 3:40  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
e. b-02    Bliss - 4:58  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
f. b-03    Sin Street - 7:15  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
g. b-04    And So - 1:24  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5011 — Bliss!   
     Time Wind LP 12": DB/500 50 — Collection   
     Douglas LP 12": SD 782 — Turkish Women At The Bath   
     32 Jazz CD: 32052 — Turkish Women At The Bath   (1997)

Date: 1974
Label: Ironic

Annette Peacock (ldr), Sam Phipps (ts), Rob Schwimmer (ep), Pete LaRoca Sims (d), Annette Peacock (v)

a.     So Hard It Hurts!  (Annette Peacock)
     Ironic LP 12": 3 — Been In The Streets Too Long   (1983)

Further details needed.


Date: October 8, 1995
Location: Sweet Basil, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Mal Waldron (ldr), Ricky Ford, Chico Freeman (ts), Mal Waldron (p), Reggie Workman (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Footprints - 29:19  (Wayne Shorter)

Additional unidentified selection: 21:39+3:23.


Date: February 28, 1997
Location: Clinton Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Pete LaRoca Sims (ldr), Lance Bryant, Dave Liebman (ss), Ricky Ford (ts), Jimmy Owens (t), George Cables (p), Santi Debriano (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 03    Susan's Waltz - 6:56  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
b. 04    Tomorrow's Expectations - 9:25  (Dave Liebman)
c. 06    Nihon Bashi - 10:23  (Sadao Watanabe)
d. 08    Amanda's Song - 7:57  (Chick Corea)
e. 02    Body And Soul - 7:44  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: 7243 8 54876 2 0 — Swingtime   (1997)

Date: March 1, 1997
Location: Clinton Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Pete LaRoca Sims (ldr), Lance Bryant, Dave Liebman (ss), Ricky Ford (ts), Jimmy Owens (t), George Cables (p), Santi Debriano (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Drumtown - 9:25  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
b. 07    Candu - 5:11  (Pete LaRoca Sims)
c. 05    The Candy Man - 6:06  (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: 7243 8 54876 2 0 — Swingtime   (1997)

Date: September 14, 1997
Location: Clinton Studio A, New York City
Label: Venus

Steve Kuhn (ldr), Steve Kuhn (p), George Mraz (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. a-01    Chicken Feathers - 4:56  (Steve Kuhn)
b. a-02    Sing Me Softly Of The Blues - 5:29  (Carla Bley)
c. a-03    Who Cares - 4:38  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d. a-04    Lament - 5:28  (J. J. Johnson)
e. b-01    This Is New - 7:28  (Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin)
f. b-02    My Funny Valentine - 5:59  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g. b-03    The Very Thought Of You - 7:09  (Ray Noble)
All titles on:      Venus LP 12": TKJV 19043 — Sing Me Softly Of The Blues   
     Venus CD: TKCV 35036 — Sing Me Softly Of The Blues   

Date: October 13, 1997
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

Joe Henderson (ldr), Joe Henderson (ts), Conrad Herwig (tb), Kurt Rosenwinkel (g), George Mraz (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Summertime - 14:08  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b. 02    Bess, You Is My Woman Now - 12:14  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
c. 03    I Loves You Porgy - 12:27  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
d. 04    There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - 12:55  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
e. 05    It Ain't Necessarily So - 14:07  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
f. 06    I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - 8:31  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)

Date: October 17, 1997
Location: Leverkusener Jazztage, Leverkusen, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Joe Henderson (ldr), Joe Henderson (ts), Conrad Herwig (tb), Kurt Rosenwinkel (g), George Mraz (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 01    Summertime - 10:25  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b. 02    It Ain't Necessarily So - 12:36  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
c. 03    I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - 2:17  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)

c. is incomplete on only known source.