J. R. Monterose Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Sep 24, 2011


Date: January 6, 1955
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Teddy Charles (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Charles Mingus (b), Jerry Segal (d)

a. 680    Violetta - 3:37  (John Nielson)
b. 681    Relaxo Abstracto - 5:23  (Teddy Charles)
c. 682    Speak Low - 3:16  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
d. 683    Jay Walkin' - 3:36  (J.R. Monterose)
e. 684    The Night We Called It A Day - 2:41  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
f. 685    I Can't Get Started - 7:10  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": PR 7078 — Evolution   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1731-2 — Evolution   

Date: February 25, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Will Bradley, Jr. (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Phil Sunkel (c), Wade Legge (p), Doug Watkins (b), Will Bradley, Jr. (d)

a. CO53040    Jay Walkin'  (J.R. Monterose)
b. CO53041    Brainwasher  (Phil Sunkel)
c. CO53042    My Old Flame - 4:53  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)
     Epic LP 12": LN 3199 — House Of Bradley   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
d. CO53043    Spice  (Wade Legge)

LP shows all selections from this session as issued, but Raben indicates them as above, with the rejected versions being remade at later session (March 9, 1955) and only CO53042 being issued.


Date: March 9, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Will Bradley, Jr. (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Phil Sunkel (c), Wade Legge (p), Doug Watkins (b), Will Bradley, Jr. (d)

a. CO53040    Jay Walkin' - 4:40  (J.R. Monterose)
     Epic LP 12": LN 3199 — House Of Bradley   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
b. CO53041    Brainwasher - 2:45  (Phil Sunkel)
     Epic LP 12": LN 3199 — House Of Bradley   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
c. CO53043    Spice - 2:41  (Wade Legge)
     Epic LP 12": LN 3199 — House Of Bradley   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
d. CO53073    Bradley's Beans - 3:20  (Wade Legge)
     Epic LP 10": LN 1127 — House Of Bradley   
     Epic LP 12": LN 3199 — House Of Bradley   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
e. CO53074    Moon Slippers  (Wade Legge)
f. CO53075    Boldtimer  (Phil Sunkel)
g. CO53076    Sugar Hips - 3:25  (Dizzy Gillespie, Wade Legge)
     Epic LP 10": LN 1127 — House Of Bradley   
     Epic LP 12": LN 3199 — House Of Bradley   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)

LP shows a. b. c. as from earlier session (February 25, 1955), but Raben indicates as above.

Track sequence of 10" issue uncertain.


Date: March 14, 1955
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Jon Eardley (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Jon Eardley (t), George Syran (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

a. 719    Sid's Delight - 4:17  (Tadd Dameron)
b. 720    Demanton - 4:35  (Jon Eardley)
c. 721    If You Could See Me Now - 6:23  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
d. 722    Hey There - 5:50  (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 10": PRLP 207 — Hey There, Jon Eardley!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1746-2 — Hollywood To New York   (1990)

Date: May 27, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: London

Ralph Sharon (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Teddy Charles (vib), Joe Puma (g), Ralph Sharon (p), Charles Mingus (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a. a-01    Manhattan - 3:08  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
b. a-02    Two Sleepy People - 3:17  (Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser)
c. a-03    Have You Met Miss Jones? - 3:18  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
d. a-04    Man On The Couch - 3:18  (Ralph Sharon)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
e. a-05    Just Because We're Kids - 3:03  (Ralph Sharon)
f. a-06    Darn That Dream - 3:21  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
g. b-01    Mood For Mitch - 5:17  (Ralph Sharon)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
h. b-02    There's A Small Hotel - 3:14  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
i. b-03    Love Walked In - 2:45  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
j. b-04    Can't Get Out Of This Mood - 2:42  (Jimmy McHugh, Frank Loesser)
k. b-05    Plutocrat At The Automat - 3:03  (Ralph Sharon)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
l. b-06    Slightly Oliver - 3:09  (Ralph Sharon)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
All titles on:      London LP 12": LL 1488 — Easy Jazz   

Track sequence on LP sleeve and label (actual playing sequence) do not match.

Noal Cohen notes: J.R. Monterose is incorrectly listed as "Jack Montrose" and "J.R. Montrose" on the London LP jacket and his instrument is also wrongly listed as alto sax.

j. is listed as "Can't Get Out Of This Dream" on the LP jacket. A bongo drum is audible on e. which may be a simulation produced by Puma's guitar.


Date: September 1, 1955
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy

Eddie Bert (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Eddie Bert (tb), Hank Jones (p), Clyde Lombardi (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a. SEB69021    Crosstown  (Eddie Bert)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12019 — Encore   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0229 — Encore   (1993)
b. SEB69021-?   alt Crosstown  (Eddie Bert)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12029 — Montage   
c. SEB69022    Steady Eddie  (Eddie Bert)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12029 — Montage   
d. SEB69023    Bronx Line  (Eddie Bert)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12029 — Montage   
e. SEB69024    Wishbone  (Eddie Bert)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12029 — Montage   
f. SEB69025    Midtown Suite  (Eddie Bert)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12019 — Encore   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0229 — Encore   (1993)
g. SEB69026    Conversation Piece  (Eddie Bert)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12019 — Encore   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV-0229 — Encore   (1993)

Alt. take of SEB69021 listed as "Slow Crosstown"

Conversation Piece listed as "Conversation".

LP sleeve lists Bert-Right as "Bert Tram" and Midtown Suite as "Manhattan Suite" but label gives correct titles.


Date: January 6, 1956
Location: Coastal Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Teddy Charles (ldr), Gigi Gryce (as), J.R. Monterose (ts), George Barrow (bar), Art Farmer (t), Don Butterfield (tu), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Mal Waldron (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. 1806    Green Blues  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
b. 1807    Nature Boy - 6:22  (Eden Ahbez) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic Jazz CD: 7 90983-2 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic CD: WPCR 25155 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
c. 1808    The Quiet Time - 5:48  (Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic Jazz CD: 7 90983-2 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic CD: WPCR 25155 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — Teddy Charles Tentet   

Date: January 11, 1956
Location: Coastal Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Teddy Charles (ldr), Gigi Gryce (as), J.R. Monterose (ts), George Barrow (bar), Art Farmer (t), Don Butterfield (tu), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Mal Waldron (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. 1813    Green Blues - 4:07  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic Jazz CD: 7 90983-2 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic CD: WPCR 25155 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
b. 1814    You Go To My Head - 4:27  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) / arr: Gil Evans
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic Jazz CD: 7 90983-2 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic CD: WPCR 25155 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
c. 1815    Show Time  (Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer

Date: January 17, 1956
Location: Coastal Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Teddy Charles (ldr), Gigi Gryce (as), J.R. Monterose (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar), Art Farmer (t), Don Butterfield (tu), Teddy Charles (vib), Jimmy Raney (g), Mal Waldron (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. 1831    Vibrations - 6:14  (Mal Waldron) / arr: Mal Waldron
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic Jazz CD: 7 90983-2 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic CD: WPCR 25155 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
b. 1832    The Emperor - 8:08  (Teddy Charles) / arr: Teddy Charles
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic Jazz CD: 7 90983-2 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic CD: WPCR 25155 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
c. 1833    Lydian M-1 - 4:26  (George Russell) / arr: George Russell
     Atlantic LP 12": 1229 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
     Atlantic Jazz CD: 7 90983-2 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (1988)
     Atlantic CD: WPCR 25155 — Teddy Charles Tentet   (2007)
     Collectables CD: COL-6161 — Teddy Charles Tentet   
d. 1834    Majors  (Teddy Charles)

Date: January 30, 1956
Location: Audio-Video Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Charles Mingus (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), J.R. Monterose (ts), Mal Waldron (p), Charles Mingus (b), Willie Jones (d)

a. 1865    Pithecanthropus Erectus - 10:36  (Charles Mingus)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1237 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (1956)
     Atlantic CD: 8809-2 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (1990)
     Rhino CD: R2 72871 — Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961   (1997)
     Atlantic CD: WPCR 25143 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (2007)
b. 1866    A Foggy Day - 7:51  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1237 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (1956)
     Atlantic CD: 8809-2 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (1990)
     Rhino CD: R2 72871 — Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961   (1997)
     Atlantic CD: WPCR 25143 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (2007)
c. 1867    What Is This Thing Called Love  (Cole Porter)
d. 1868    Love Chant - 14:59  (Charles Mingus)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1237 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (1956)
     Atlantic CD: 8809-2 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (1990)
     Rhino CD: R2 72871 — Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961   (1997)
     Atlantic CD: WPCR 25143 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (2007)
e. 1869    Profile Of Jackie - 3:14  (Charles Mingus)
     Atlantic LP 12": 1237 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (1956)
     Atlantic CD: 8809-2 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (1990)
     Rhino CD: R2 72871 — Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961   (1997)
     Atlantic CD: WPCR 25143 — Pithecanthropus Erectus   (2007)

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a-d.

Atlantic boxed set notes: Tapes are missing for c.

Unidentified (tam) present on d.


Date: April 4, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: ABC-Paramount

Kenny Dorham (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Dick Katz (p), Sam Jones (b), Arthur Edgehill (d)

a. 5171    Tahitian Suite - 7:33  (Kenny Dorham)
b. 5172    DX - 5:19  (Kenny Dorham)
c. 5173    The Prophet - 9:59  (Kenny Dorham)
d. 5174    Blues Elegante - 8:41  (Kenny Dorham)
e. 5175    Don't Explain - 7:11  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
All titles on:      ABC-Paramount LP 12": ABC 122 — Kenny Dorham And The Jazz Prophets, Vol. 1   
     GRP/Chess CD: GRD-820 — Kenny Dorham And The Jazz Prophets, Vol. 1   (1998)

Date: May 31, 1956
Location: Cafe Bohemia, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Kenny Dorham (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Kenny Burrell (g), Bobby Timmons (p), Sam Jones (b), Arthur Edgehill (d)

a. I - tk 1   alt Hill's Edge  (Kenny Dorham)
b. I - tk 2   alt K. D.'s Blues - 9:50  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
c. I - tk 3   alt My Heart Stood Still  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d. I - tk 4   alt Mexico City  (Kenny Dorham)
e. I - tk 5    Autumn In New York - 4:33  (Vernon Duke)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
f. I - tk 6   alt Monaco - 5:38  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
g. I - tk 7    The Theme - 5:30  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
h. II - tk 8    K. D.'s Blues - 9:27  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
i. II - tk 9    Hill's Edge - 8:15  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
j. II - tk 10   alt My Heart Stood Still  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
k. II -    alt A Night In Tunisia - 9:22  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
l. II - tk 11   alt Who Cares - 4:55  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
m. II - tk 12    Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd] - 8:39  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
n. II - tk 13   alt The Theme  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
o. III - tk 14    Mexico City - 5:50  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
p. III - tk 15    'Round Midnight - 7:40  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
q. III - tk 16    Monaco - 6:30  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
r. III - tk 17    Who Cares - 6:19  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
s. III - tk 18    My Heart Stood Still - 7:50  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
t. III - tk 19   alt The Theme  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
u. IV - tk 20    Riffin' - 7:42  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
v. IV - tk 21   alt Mexico City - 6:44  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
w. IV - tk 22    The Prophet - 6:18  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a-d, f-k, m-q, s-w; Kenny Burrell (g) on h-k, m-o, q-w.

g. listed as N. Y. Theme. m. listed as Royal Roost.


Date: July 19, 1956
Label: ABC-Paramount

Kenny Dorham (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Dolo Coker (p), Edgar Willis (b), Arthur Edgehill (d)

a. 5276    411 West  (Benny Golson)
b. 5277    Gone With The Wind  (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson)
c. 5278    Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You  (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal)
d. 5279    Yardbird Suite  (Charlie Parker)

All tapes of this session reportedly lost. Personnel supplied by J.R. Monterose in Coda 1/75.

ABC Ledger lists c. as Nothing Ever Changes. Confirmation needed that this is the same composition.


Date: October 21, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Ira Sullivan (t), Horace Silver (p), Wilbur Ware (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. tk 2   alt Wee-Jay - 7:17  (J.R. Monterose)
b. tk 3    Wee-Jay - 6:56  (J.R. Monterose)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
c. tk 7    Mark V - 6:30  (J.R. Monterose)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
d. tk 9    Lil' T [aka The Third] - 5:15  (Donald Byrd)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
e. tk 10    Bobbie Pin - 8:03  (J.R. Monterose)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
f. tk 12    Ka-link - 9:01  (Philly Joe Jones)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
g. tk 15    Beauteous - 5:24  (Paul Chambers)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1536 — J.R. Monterose   
     Blue Note CD: TOCJ 9044 — J.R. Monterose   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 29102 2 0 — J.R. Monterose   (1994)
     Blue Note CD: 5099 9 215387 2 8 — J.R. Monterose   (2008)

d. listed as The Third.


Date: November 1956
Label: Bethlehem

Ralph Sharon (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Eddie Costa (vib), Joe Puma (g), Ralph Sharon (p, v), Milt Hinton (b), Jo Jones (d), Sue Ryan Sharon (v)

a.     It Don't Mean A Thing - 4:07  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
b.     A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues  (Dick Charles, Lawrence Markes, Jr.)
c.     A Fine Romance - 3:01  (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
d.     Huguette Waltz  (Rudolph Friml, Brian Hooker)
e.     I Could Have Told You  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Carl Sigman)
f.     A Trout, No Doubt  (Philip Kadison, Thomas B. Howell)
g.     Mynah Lament - 5:53  (Ralph Sharon)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
h.     With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair  (Clara Edwards, Jack Lawrence)
i.     Just You, Just Me  (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
j.     That Goldblatt Magic - 4:39  (Ralph Sharon)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 320 — Jaywalkin'   (2001)
All titles on:      Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 13 — Mr. & Mrs. Jazz   
     Toshiba/Bethlehem CD: TOCJ 62009 — Mr. & Mrs. Jazz   

Ralph Sharon (v) on a, c, e, g, i-j; Sue Ryan Sharon (v) on b, d, f, h.

One additional selection: Nothing At All (with Sue Ryan Sharon) - composer unknown.


Date: April 4, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

George Wallington (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Jerry Lloyd (bt), George Wallington (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

a. 2461    Promised Land - 5:40  (Mose Allison)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 441   (1958)
     East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
b. 2462    Composin' At The Composer - 5:37  (George Wallington)
     East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
c. 2463   alt Rural Route  (Mose Allison)

Some sources list 2463 as the issued master but Michel Ruppli confirms that Atlantic files show the issued master to be 2464.


Date: April 5, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

George Wallington (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), George Wallington (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

a. 2464    Rural Route - 4:25  (Mose Allison)
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
b. 2465    In Salah - 4:55  (Mose Allison)
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
c. 2466    Nuna
d. 2467    Jouons - 5:58  (J.R. Monterose)
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   

Some sources list 2463 as the issued master but Michel Ruppli confirms that Atlantic files show the issued master to be 2464.


Date: April 6, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

George Wallington (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Jerry Lloyd (bt), George Wallington (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

a. 2468    August Moon - 4:48  (Jerry Lloyd)
b. 2469    The Prestidigitator - 6:32  (J.R. Monterose)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 441   (1958)
Both titles on:      East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   

J.R. Monterose (ts) on b.

One additional unissued selection with Lloyd: 2470 listed as "Blues - Tell Me The Truth" - composer unknown.


Date: May 26, 1957
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Oscar Pettiford (ldr), Jerome Richardson (f, ts), Gigi Gryce (as), Benny Golson, J.R. Monterose (ts), Sahib Shihab (bar), Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland (t), David Amram, Ed London (frh), Al Grey (tb), Dick Katz (p), Oscar Pettiford (b, vc), Shadow Wilson (d), Betty Glamann (hrp)

a. 01    The Gentle Art Of Love - 1:47  (Oscar Pettiford)
b. 02    Nica's Tempo - 3:32  (Gigi Gryce)
c. 03    Minor Seventh Heaven - 3:00  (Osie Johnson)
d. 04    Perdido - 2:47  (Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder)
e. 05    Two French Fries - 2:36  (Gigi Gryce)
f. 06    He's My Guy - 2:33  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
g. 07    Smoke Signal - 3:53  (Gigi Gryce)
h. 08    The Gentle Art Of Love - 0:38  (Oscar Pettiford)
All titles on:      Spotlite LP 12": SPJ 153 — Jazz Off The Air, volume 6   

Personnel is not certain for this session. The group was 15 pieces and either Golson or Monterose (or another) would have been present.


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: September 7 & 8, 1960
Location: Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

René Thomas (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), René Thomas (g), Hod O'Brien (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. a-01    Spontaneous Effort - 5:18  (J.R. Monterose)
b. a-02    Ruby, My Dear - 4:46  (Thelonious Monk)
c. a-03    Like Someone In Love - 5:50  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
d. a-04    M.T.C. - 4:22  (J.R. Monterose)
e. b-01    Milestones - 5:47  (John Lewis)
f. b-02    How Long Has This Been Going On - 5:57  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
g. b-03    Green Street Scene - 7:35  (J.R. Monterose)
All titles on:      Jazzland LP 12": JLP 927 — Guitar Groove   (1961)
     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 27 — Guitar Groove   (1961)
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 1725 — Guitar Groove   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1725-2 — Guitar Groove   (1992)

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a-b, d-e, g; Hod O'Brien (p) on a-e, g.


Date: 1963
Location: The Tender Trap, Cedar Rapids, IA
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Dale Oehler (p), Dick Vanizel (b), Joe Abodeely (d), Al Jarreau (v)

a. 01    Whisper Not - 15:09  (Benny Golson)
b. 02    Chafic - 5:27  (J.R. Monterose)
c. 03    Summertime - 7:33  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
d. 04    What's New - 9:55  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
e. 05    Sophisticated Lady - 5:35  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
All titles on:      Fresh Sound CD: FSCD 1023 — Live At The Tender Trap   (1993)

Al Jarreau (v) on b-c, e.

b. listed as Chafie


Date: 1964
Location: Studio 4, Rock Island, IL
Label: Studio 4

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Dale Oehler (p), Gary Allen (b), Joe Abodeely (d)

a. a-01    Waltz For Claire - 6:47  (J.R. Monterose)
b. a-02    I Should Care - 4:25  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
c. a-03    That You Are - 5:41  (J.R. Monterose)
d. b-01    Red Devil - 3:57  (J.R. Monterose)
e. b-02    Lover Man - 8:30  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
f. b-03    Herky Hawks - 3:20  (J.R. Monterose)
All titles on:      Studio 4 LP 12": SS 100 — In Action   
     Studio 4 CD: TFCL 88925 — In Action   (1992)
     Bainbridge CD: BCD 503 — In Action   

Date: ca. 1964
Location: Studio 4, Rock Island, IL
Label: Studio 4

Sue Childs (ldr), Tony Sotos (f, ts, bar), J.R. Monterose (ts), Gerry Lafurn (t), Sherm Mitchell (tb), Bill Pasquale (g), Bruce Anderson (b), Gaetan Caviola (d), Sue Childs (v)

a. a-01    All Or Nothing At All  (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence) / arr: Gerry Lafurn
b. a-02    Honeysuckle Rose  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf) / arr: Gerry Lafurn
c. a-03    Out Of Nowhere  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) / arr: Gerry Lafurn
d. a-04    You'll Never Know  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) / arr: Gerry Lafurn
e. a-05    You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To  (Cole Porter) / arr: Gerry Lafurn
f. b-01    Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Gerry Lafurn
g. b-02    Lollipops And Roses  (Tony Velona) / arr: Gerry Lafurn
h. b-03    You Make Me Feel So Young  (Joseph Myrow, Mack Gordon) / arr: Gerry Lafurn
i. b-04    Lonesome Road  (Gene Austin, Nathaniel Shilkret) / arr: Gerry Lafurn
j. b-05    The Girl From Ipanema  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Gerry Lafurn
All titles on:      Studio 4 LP 12": SS 200 — Introducing Sue Childs   

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a, e.

Further details needed on instrument specifics.

LP issue gives no recording date.


Date: 1964
Location: Iowa City, IA?
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts)

a. 01    Stella By Starlight - 3:51  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
b. 02    Out Of This World - 8:40  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
c. 04    Stablemates - 5:28  (Benny Golson)
d. 05    Passion Flower - 5:04  (Billy Strayhorn)
e. 07    Blues - 8:28  (Traditional)
f. 08    I Remember You - 4:46  (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
g. 09    I Remember You - 4:08  (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
All titles on:      Rare Jazz Recordings CD: — Color Wheel   

Additional personnel (p, b, d) unknown.

Additional selections 03 "For Her" (4:15) and 06 "Color Wheel" (6:56) - composers unknown.


Date: June 4, 1969
Location: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Label: Heavy Soul Music

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Jan Jacobs (b), Han Bennink (d), John Grunberg [aka Groentjie] (tim), Steve Boston (cga)

a.     I Remember Clifford  (Benny Golson)
b.     Sonnymoon For Two - 10:37  (Sonny Rollins)
     Musica Jazz CD: MJCD 1162 — Han Bennink   (2004)
c. part 1    Reborn  (J.R. Monterose)
d. part 2    Reborn  (J.R. Monterose)
All titles on:      Heavy Soul Music LP 12": HSM 1502 — J.R. Monterose Is Alive In Amsterdam Paradiso   

Han Bennink (d) on b-d; John Grunberg [aka Groentjie] (tim) on d; Steve Boston (cga) on d.

Monterose credited as playing electric tenor saxophone.


Date: January 31, 1970
Location: Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Label: Munich

Rein de Graaff (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Jon Eardley (t), Rein de Graaff (p), Henk Haverhoek (b), Pierre Courbois (d)

a. a-01    Short Bridge - 8:46  (J.R. Monterose)
b. a-02    Body And Soul - 5:30  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
c. a-03    How Deep Is The Ocean - 7:14  (Irving Berlin)
d. b-01    Just Blues - 7:55  (John Haley 'Zoot' Sims)
e. b-02    Old Folks - 7:41  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
f. b-03    For Hank - 3:32  (Rein de Graaff)
All titles on:      Munich LP 12": MS 6802654 — Body And Soul   
     Blue Moon CD: BMCD 1605 — Body And Soul   

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a-b, d; Jon Eardley (t) on a, d-e.


Date: February 11, 1970
Location: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), René Thomas (g), Rob Langereis (b), Han Bennink (d)

a. 02    Sonnymoon For Two - 14:32  (Sonny Rollins)
b. 03    Lover Man - 12:34  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)

One additional selection #1 (5:28) - title unknown.


Date: April 30, 1970
Location: Danish Radio Studio 11, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [radio broadcast]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Hugo Rasmussen (b)

a. 01    Chafic - 3:46  (J.R. Monterose)
b. 02    My Old Flame - 4:40  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)
c. 03    Blues - 3:24  (Traditional)
d. 04    Blues - 2:56  (Traditional)

The first blues is medium tempo in B-flat; the second is faster in F.


Date: October 28, 1970
Location: Köln, Germany
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Jean Warland (b), Tony Inzalaco (d)

a. 01    Mr. Provocateur - 5:15  (Tony Inzalaco)
b. 02    Lush Life - 4:20  (Billy Strayhorn)
c. 03    Giant Steps - 3:30  (John Coltrane)

Date: March 23, 1973
Location: De Bron, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), René Thomas (g), Arnold Dooyeweerd (b), Martin van Duynhoven (d)

a. 01    Solid  (Sonny Rollins)
b. 02    On Green Dolphin Street  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
c. 03    Concierto De Aranjuez  (Joaquin Rodrigo)
d. 04    Body And Soul  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
e. 05    All The Things You Are  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Final selection not recorded.


Date: January 16, 1979
Location: WKCR-FM Studio, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

J.R. Monterose, Sal Nistico (ts), Bill Triglia (p), Todd Coolman (b), Jimmy Wormworth (d)

a. 01    Bags' Groove - 18:52  (Milt Jackson)
b. 02    All The Things You Are - 17:03  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c. 03    Hi-Fly - 10:49  (Randy Weston)
d. 04    Sonnymoon For Two - 15:00  (Sonny Rollins)
e. 05    My Old Flame - 12:03  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a-b, d-e; Sal Nistico (ts) on a-d.

Additional selection #6 (16:08) - title unknown.

Possible that "Invitation" was also performed after "Hi-Fly" - further information needed.


Date: May 8, 1979
Location: Lark Tavern, Albany, NY
Label: Uptown

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Hod O'Brien (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Eddie Robinson (d)

a. a-01    The Shadow Of Your Smile - 13:32  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
b. a-02    Ruby, My Dear - 9:15  (Thelonious Monk)
c. b-01    Lu-an - 11:10  (J.R. Monterose)
d. b-02    Just Friends - 13:31  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
All titles on:      Uptown LP 12": UP 27.02 — Live In Albany   (1980)

Date: May 18, 1979
Location: Vanguard Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Progressive

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Hod O'Brien (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Jimmy Wormworth (d)

a. a-01    Lu-an - 6:44  (J.R. Monterose)
b. a-02    Giant Steps - 5:03  (John Coltrane)
c. a-03    My Old Flame - 7:06  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)
d. b-01    Evelyn's Delight - 4:46  (J.R. Monterose)
e. b-02    Lush Life - 6:50  (Billy Strayhorn)
f. b-03    Marty's Place - 5:40  (J.R. Monterose)
All titles on:      Progressive LP 12": PRO 7049 — Lush Life   
     Progressive LP 12": KUX 136-G — Welcome Back, J. R.!   
     Progressive LP 12": ULS 6036 — Welcome Back, J. R.!   

Sometimes reported as May 13, 1979.


Date: April 25, 1980
Location: Gemini Jazz Cafe, Albany, NY
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Walter Donnaruma (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Eddie Robinson (d)

a. 01    Theme For Ernie  (Fred Lacey)
b. 02    Star Eyes  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
c. 03    My Old Flame  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)
d. 04    There Will Never Be Another You  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
e. 05    Just Friends  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
All titles on:      Croscrane CD: — My Old Flame - Jazz At The Gemini, vol. 5   

One additional selection: #6 listed as "Theme"


Date: April 26, 1980
Location: Gemini Jazz Cafe, Albany, NY
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Walter Donnaruma (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Eddie Robinson (d)

a. 01    Concierto De Aranjuez  (Joaquin Rodrigo)
b. 02    I Remember Clifford  (Benny Golson)
c. 04    Lush Life  (Billy Strayhorn)
d. 05    Just Friends  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
All titles on:      Croscrane CD: — Just Friends - Jazz At The Gemini, vol. 4   

One additional selection: #3 Break Tune (listed as "Brake Tune") - composer unknown.


Date: May 23, 1980
Location: Gemini Jazz Cafe, Albany, NY
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ss), Walter Donnaruma (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Eddie Robinson (d)

a. 01    That You Are  (J.R. Monterose)
b. 02    Just Friends  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
c. 03    Blue In Green  (Miles Davis, Bill Evans)
d. 05    The Shadow Of Your Smile  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
e. 06    You Don't Know What Love Is  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
f. 07    Star Eyes  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
All titles on:      Croscrane CD: — That You Are - Jazz At The Gemini, vol. 3   

One additional selection #4 Blue J - composer unknown (Monterose?)


Date: June 13, 1980
Location: The Top Of The Falls, High Falls, NY
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Walter Donnaruma (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Eddie Robinson (d)

a. 01    Blue Bossa  (Kenny Dorham)
b. 02    Lu-an  (J.R. Monterose)
c. 03    Milestones  (John Lewis)
d. 04    Just Friends  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
e. 05    Theme For Ernie  (Fred Lacey)
f. 06    Star Eyes  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
All titles on:      Croscrane CD: — Live At The Top Of The Falls   

Confirmation needed that this is the earlier Milestones.


Date: June 27, 1980
Location: Gemini Jazz Cafe, Albany, NY
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Walter Donnaruma (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Eddie Robinson (d)

a. 01    Blue Bossa  (Kenny Dorham)
b. 03    Milestones  (John Lewis)
c. 04    Green Street Scene  (J.R. Monterose)
d. 05    The Shadow Of Your Smile  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
e. 06    Theme For Ernie  (Fred Lacey)
All titles on:      Croscrane CD: — Ladies' Night - Jazz At The Gemini, vol. 6   

One additional selection: 02 "Blue Jay" - composer unknown (Monterose?)

Confirmation needed that this is the earlier "Milestones".


Date: June 28, 1980
Location: Gemini Jazz Cafe, Albany, NY
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ss), Walter Donnaruma (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Eddie Robinson (d)

a. 01    Star Eyes  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
b. 02    Waltz For Claire  (J.R. Monterose)
c. 03    Central Park West  (John Coltrane)
d. 04    Milestones  (John Lewis)
e. 05    Footprints  (Wayne Shorter)
f. 06    The Blues Walk [aka Loose Walk; aka Somebody Done Stole My Blues]  (Chris Woods)
All titles on:      Croscrane CD: — Central Park West - Jazz At The Gemini, vol. 2   

Confirmation needed that this is the earlier Milestones.


Date: July 26, 1980
Location: Opus 40, Saugerties, NY
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Walter Donnaruma (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Eddie Robinson (d)

a. 01    The Blues Walk [aka Loose Walk; aka Somebody Done Stole My Blues]  (Chris Woods)
b. 02    My Old Flame  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)
c. 03    That You Are  (J.R. Monterose)
d. 04    I Remember Clifford  (Benny Golson)
All titles on:      Croscrane CD: — Jazz On The Quarry   

Date: 1981
Label: The Family Company

Carmelita Esposito (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ss, ts), Sal Amico (t), Rick Montalbano (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Jimmy Wormworth (d), Carmelita Esposito (v)

a.     Alone Again  (J.R. Monterose)
b.     Here's That Rainy Day  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c.     Never Let Me Go  (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
d.     The Man I Love  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
e.     Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most  (Fran Landesman, Thomas J. Wolf, Jr.)
f.     There Will Never Be Another You  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
g.     Young And Foolish  (Albert Hague, Arnold B. Horwitt)
h.     When You Wish Upon A Star  (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington)
All titles on:      The Family Company LP 12": 1 — The Men I Love   

Date: April 6 & 7, 1981
Location: Right Track Recording, New York City
Label: Uptown

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ss, ts), Tommy Flanagan (p)

a. a-01    Never Let Me Go - 7:09  (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
b. a-02    Pain And Suffering...And A Little Pleasure - 5:42  (J.R. Monterose)
c. a-03    Con Alma - 5:29  (Dizzy Gillespie)
d. a-04    Central Park West - 5:01  (John Coltrane)
e. b-01    Theme For Ernie - 9:05  (Fred Lacey)
f. b-02    Vinnie's Pad - 3:09  (J.R. Monterose)
g. b-03    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 7:29  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
h. b-04    T. T. T. (Twelve Tone Tune) - 2:59  (Bill Evans)
All titles on:      Uptown LP 12": UP 27.06 — ...And A Little Pleasure   (1981)
     Reservoir CD: RSR CD 109 — A Little Pleasure   (1989)

J.R. Monterose (ss) on b, d, g; (ts) on a, c, e-f, h.


Date: December 4, 1981
Location: Alger's Club, Potsdam, NY
Label: [private recording]

Hugh Brodie, J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ss, ts), Hugh Brodie (ts), Larry Ham (p), Pat O'Leary (b), Tom Melito (d)

a. a-01    Blue Bossa  (Kenny Dorham)
b. b-01    Kiamesha  (Hugh Brodie)
c. b-02    On Green Dolphin Street  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
d. b-03    What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
All titles on:      Cadence Jazz LP 12": CJR 1013 — Bebop Loose & Live   

J.R. Monterose (ss) on a, c-d; (ts) on a, c-d; Hugh Brodie (ts) on a-b.

Side split speculative - On Green Dolphin Street over 18.5 min.


Date: April 1982
Location: The Chambers, Albany, NY
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose, Hod O'Brien (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ss), Hod O'Brien (p)

a. 01    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 9:10  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
b. 02    Central Park West - 8:46  (John Coltrane)
c. 03    Woody 'n You - 8:47  (Dizzy Gillespie)

Date: April 26, 1984
Location: L'Air Du Temps, Montréal, Canada
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Reg Schwager (g), Fred McHugh (b), Pierre Beluse (d)

a. 02    All The Things You Are - 15:27  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. 03    Lover Man - 14:14  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
c. 05    What's New - 13:41  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)

Additional unknown selections: #1 (9:30); #4 (8:05); #6 (12:32); #7 (10:38); #8 (9:32)


Date: April 27, 1984
Location: L'Air Du Temps, Montréal, Canada
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Reg Schwager (g), Fred McHugh (b), Pierre Beluse (d), Jeannette Schwager Lambert (v)

a. I - 01    Bags' Groove - 11:44  (Milt Jackson)
b. I - 02    Body And Soul - 14:07  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
c. I - 04    All The Things You Are - 11:19  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d. I - 05    I Should Care - 4:49  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
e. I - 06    The Blues Walk [aka Loose Walk; aka Somebody Done Stole My Blues] - 5:52  (Chris Woods)
f. II - 01    The Shadow Of Your Smile - 14:32  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
g. II - 02    Theme For Ernie - 11:44  (Fred Lacey)
h. II - 03    Lady Bird - 9:43  (Tadd Dameron)
i. II - 04    If You Could See Me Now - 5:05  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
j. II - 05    Yesterdays - 3:54  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
k. II - 06    What Is This Thing Called Love - 10:12  (Cole Porter)
l. II - 07    Central Park West - 8:23  (John Coltrane)

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a-h, k-l; Jeannette Schwager Lambert (v) on i-j.

Additional unknown selections: I - 03 (7:46) - omit Monterose; II - 08 (10:37); II - 09 (10:19); II - 10 (12:07)


Date: April 29, 1984
Location: L'Air Du Temps, Montréal, Canada
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), Bob Mover (as), J.R. Monterose (ts), Reg Schwager (g), Fred McHugh (b), Pierre Beluse (d)

a. I - 02    Lover Man - 14:31  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
b. I - 03    All The Things You Are - 11:43  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c. I - 04    I Should Care - 4:40  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
d. II - 04    Central Park West - 9:51  (John Coltrane)
e. III - 02    Body And Soul - 13:40  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)

Bob Mover (as) on e.

Additional unknown selections: I - 01 (9:30); II - 01 (11:49); II - 02 (15:27); II - 03 (8:42); III - 01 (12:21); III - 03 (18:15); III - 04 (12:20).

Bob Mover on all third set material.


Date: November 1, 1985
Location: Blue Note, New York City
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Hod O'Brien (p), Frank Luther (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a. 01    My Romance - 11:40  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. 02    On Green Dolphin Street - 16:15  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
c. 03    Theme For Ernie - 16:35  (Fred Lacey)
d. 04    All The Things You Are - 16:05  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
e. 05    What's New - 14:50  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
f. 06    Woody 'n You - 13:25  (Dizzy Gillespie)

J.R. Monterose (ts) on b-f.


Date: May 3, 1986
Location: Woodstock Theater, Woodstock, NH
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose, Hod O'Brien (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Hod O'Brien (ep), Frank Luther (b), Jimmy Cobb (d), Stephanie Nakasian (v)

a. 01    All The Things You Are - 17:02  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. 02    Gypsy In My Soul - 3:38  (Clay A. Boland, Moe Jaffe)
c. 03    Like Someone In Love - 5:35  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
d. 04    There Will Never Be Another You - 7:04  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
e. 05    Secret Love - 6:50  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)
f. 06    Sometimes I'm Happy - 5:08  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
g. 07    When I Look In Your Eyes - 3:17  (Leslie Bricusse)
h. 08    Them There Eyes - 5:41  (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey)
i. 09    Bags' Groove - 10:47  (Milt Jackson)

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a, d, i; Stephanie Nakasian (v) on b-i.


Date: January 10, 1987
Location: "a joint in", Albany, NY
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Walter Donnaruma (p), Dick Kniss (b), Eddie Robinson (d)

a. 01    What's New - 12:59  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
b. 02    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 16:09  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
c. 03    The Blues Walk [aka Loose Walk; aka Somebody Done Stole My Blues] - 6:34  (Chris Woods)
d. 04    You Don't Know What Love Is - 12:12  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
e. 05    Stella By Starlight - 13:05  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
All titles on:      Croscrane CD: — Nightingale   

Date: June 26, 1987
Location: "a joint on Lark Street", Albany, NY
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Walter Donnaruma (p), Dick Kniss (b), Eddie Robinson (d)

a. 01    Wee-Jay  (J.R. Monterose)
b. 02    My One And Only Love  (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood)
c. 03    Buzzy  (Charlie Parker)
d. 04    Stella By Starlight  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
e. 05    That You Are  (J.R. Monterose)
f. 06    What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
g. 07    Green Street Scene  (J.R. Monterose)
All titles on:      Croscrane CD: — Buzzy - Live On Lark Street   

Donnaruma plays digital piano.


Date: July 2, 1988
Location: Jazzhus Slukefter, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: Storyville

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Hod O'Brien (p), Niels 'Guffy' Pallesen (b), Jesper Elen (d), Stephanie Nakasian (v)

a. 01    I Hear A Rhapsody - 10:15  (George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker)
b. 02    Love Is Here To Stay - 10:15  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c. 03    You Don't Know What Love Is - 12:57  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
     Storyville CD: STCD 8291 — T. T. T.    (1999)
d. 04    Lady Bird - 10:15  (Tadd Dameron)
e. 06    Sometimes I'm Happy - 7:07  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
f. 07    Pain And Suffering...And A Little Pleasure - 10:10  (J.R. Monterose)
g. 08    Theme For Ernie - 17:10  (Fred Lacey)
h. 09    All The Things You Are - 12:06  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Storyville CD: STCD 8291 — T. T. T.    (1999)
i. 11    Opalessence - 9:55  (Hod O'Brien)
j. 12    What's New - 14:12  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
     Storyville CD: STCD 8291 — T. T. T.    (1999)
k. 13    Central Park West - 11:38  (John Coltrane)
     Storyville CD: STCD 8291 — T. T. T.    (1999)
l. 14    Green Street Scene - 10:00  (J.R. Monterose)
     Storyville CD: STCD 8291 — T. T. T.    (1999)
m. 15    Concierto De Aranjuez - 13:20  (Joaquin Rodrigo)

J.R. Monterose (ts) on c-m; Stephanie Nakasian (v) on e.

Recorded by Danish Broadcast Corporation.

"Green Street Scene" issued as "Airegin-Bebop Theme"


Date: July 3, 1988
Location: La Fontaine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Hod O'Brien (p), Niels 'Guffy' Pallesen (b), Jesper Elen (d)

a. 01    All The Things You Are - 14:15  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. 02    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 13:15  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
c. 03    Woody 'n You - 10:55  (Dizzy Gillespie)
d. 04    I Love You - 9:40  (Cole Porter)
e. 05    Everything I Love - 11:05  (Cole Porter)
f. 06    What's New - 16:55  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
g. 07    Central Park West - 12:40  (John Coltrane)
h. 08    Pain And Suffering...And A Little Pleasure - 12:40  (J.R. Monterose)
i. 09    Parker's Mood - 11:45  (Charlie Parker)
j. 10    Stella By Starlight - 11:20  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a-c, f-j.

Recording of f. and i. is interrupted on only known source.


Date: July 4, 1988
Location: Jazzhus Slukefter, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), Lee Konitz (as), Bent Jædig, J.R. Monterose (ts), Hod O'Brien (p), Niels 'Guffy' Pallesen (b), Jesper Elen (d), Richard Boone, Stephanie Nakasian (v)

a. 01    Just Friends - 10:20  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
b. 02    All The Things You Are - 15:10  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c. 03    I Should Care - 10:20  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
d. 04    Lady Bird - 9:25  (Tadd Dameron)
e. 06    Cotton Tail - 4:55  (Duke Ellington)
f. 07    Pain And Suffering...And A Little Pleasure - 12:10  (J.R. Monterose)
g. 08    Theme For Ernie - 17:10  (Fred Lacey)
h. 10    Love Is Here To Stay - 11:50  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
i. 11    What's New - 12:45  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
j. 12    Star Eyes - 13:20  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)

Lee Konitz (as) on i-j; Bent Jædig (ts) on i-j; J.R. Monterose (ts) on c-g, i-j; Richard Boone (v) on c; Stephanie Nakasian (v) on e.


Date: July 8, 1988
Location: North Sea Jazz Festival - Bon Bini Room, Congresgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Hod O'Brien (p), Jacques Schols (b), John Engels (d), Stephanie Nakasian (v)

a. 01    Cotton Tail  (Duke Ellington)
b. 02    What's New - 7:45  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
c. 03    Pain And Suffering...And A Little Pleasure - 9:17  (J.R. Monterose)
d. 04    Theme For Ernie - 11:50  (Fred Lacey)
e. 05    All The Things You Are - 8:47  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f. 06    Blues - 3:15  (Traditional)

Stephanie Nakasian (v) on a.

First and last selections are incomplete on only known source.


Date: July 9, 1988
Location: North Sea Jazz Festival - Van Gogh Room, Congresgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

J.R. Monterose, Hod O'Brien (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Hod O'Brien (p), Jacques Schols (b), John Engels (d), Stephanie Nakasian (v)

a. 01    Whisper Not - 3:05  (Benny Golson)
b. 02    Make Me Rainbows - 2:35  (John Towner Williams, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
c. 03    Things Ain't What They Used To Be - 3:20  (Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons)
d. 04    Never Let Me Go - 2:18  (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
e. 05    Oh, Lady Be Good - 3:00  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
f. 06    What's New - 9:48  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
g. 07    Pain And Suffering...And A Little Pleasure - 9:16  (J.R. Monterose)
h. 08    Theme For Ernie - 13:05  (Fred Lacey)
i. 09    I Hear A Rhapsody - 7:40  (George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker)
j. 10    Blues - 3:05  (Traditional)
k. 11    All The Things You Are - 7:20  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Stephanie Nakasian (v) on a-e, j.


Date: October 1989
Location: Studio Igloo, Brussels, Belgium
Label: Igloo

Freddie Deronde (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Philip Catherine (g), Michel Herr (p), Freddie Deronde (b), Jan De Haas (d)

a. 01    Alone Again - 5:22  (J.R. Monterose)
b. 02    Fitch's Field - 3:48  (Michel Herr, Freddie Deronde)
c. 03    Pain And Suffering...And A Little Pleasure - 5:57  (J.R. Monterose)
d. 04    Ready For Freddie - 7:09  (J.R. Monterose)
e. 05    Feux Follets - 7:07  (Freddie Deronde)
f. 06    Phyllis, Queen Of Hearts - 4:45  (J.R. Monterose)
g. 07    What's New - 6:22  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
h. 08    Tune For Angie - 4:03  (Freddie Deronde)
i. 09    All The Things You Are - 5:43  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
j. 10    Concierto De Aranjuez - 7:38  (Joaquin Rodrigo)
All titles on:      Igloo CD: IGL 081 — Spontaneous Effort   (1990)

c listed as "A Little Pleasure"


Date: September 25, 1990
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Label: Fresh Sound

Tete Montoliu (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Tete Montoliu (p)

a.     Tenderly - 7:32  (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR 6001 — Momentos Inolvidables De Una Vida. 1965-1992. Grabaciones Realizadas En Barcelona   (1997)

Material for two albums was recorded but remains unissued.


Date: September 21, 1991
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: Fresh Sound

Eddie Bert, J.R. Monterose (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Eddie Bert (tb), Ben Aronov (p), Bill Crow (b), Eddie Locke (d)

a. 01    Ow! - 10:01  (Dizzy Gillespie)
b. 02    What Know? - 5:11  (Shorty Rogers)
c. 03    Blue Bossa - 7:16  (Kenny Dorham)
d. 04    How's Your Feelings? - 6:11  (Tony Antonelli)
e. 05    Kansas City Five - 5:58  (Shorty Rogers)
f. 06    Bongo Bop - 6:45  (Charlie Parker)
g. 07    Unforgettable Dreams - 3:16  (Shorty Rogers)
h. 08    Recado Bossa Nova - 5:56  (Luiz Antonio, Djalma Ferreira)
i. 09    Bronx Line - 7:27  (Eddie Bert)
j. 10    Casa De Luz - 7:14  (Shorty Rogers)
k. 11    Parker's Mood - 9:52  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on:      Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 198 — Live At Birdland   

What Know? listed as "What Known?" in booklet, but title is correct on the CD itself.


Date: August 3, 1992
Location: Music Factory, Rome, NY
Label: [private recording]

Daniel Vitale (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Hank Jones (p), Daniel Vitale (b), Keith Copeland (d)

a. 01    I Can't Give You Anything But Love - 5:38  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
b. 02    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - 5:27  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
c. 03    My Ideal - 5:07  (Newell Chase, Leo Robin, Richard Whiting)
d. 04    Stablemates - 6:13  (Benny Golson)
e. 05    A Child Is Born - 5:25  (Thad Jones, Alec Wilder)
f. 06    My Romance - 3:40  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g. 07    Body And Soul - 9:37  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
h. 08    What Am I Here For? - 5:22  (Duke Ellington, Frankie Laine)
i. 09    I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover - 6:33  (Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
j. 10    The Summer Knows - 6:34  (Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
All titles on:      [no label] CD: — The Daniel Vitale Quartet   

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a, c-e, g-h, j.

Privately produced CD with no label or catalog number.