John Neves Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Sep 24, 2011


Date: March 13, 1955
Location: Boston, MA
Label: Transition

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Varty Haroutunian (ts), Herb Pomeroy (t), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d)

a. a-01    It Might As Well Be Spring - 8:28  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 — Jazz In A Stable   (1979)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 — Jazz In A Stable   
b. a-02    Honey Bunny - 3:50  (Jaki Byard)
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 — Jazz In A Stable   (1979)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 — Jazz In A Stable   
c. a-03    Moten Swing - 5:12  (Benny Moten, Buster Moten)
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 — Jazz In A Stable   (1979)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 — Jazz In A Stable   
d. a-04    Porta Desks And Tuxedos - 5:48  (Herb Pomeroy)
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 — Jazz In A Stable   (1979)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 — Jazz In A Stable   
e. a-05    One Bass Hit - 4:42  (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Ray Brown)
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 — Jazz In A Stable   (1979)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 — Jazz In A Stable   
f. b-01    Off Minor - 7:07  (Thelonious Monk)
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 — Jazz In A Stable   (1979)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 — Jazz In A Stable   
g. b-02    Sweet And Lovely - 9:40  (Gus Arnheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias)
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 — Jazz In A Stable   (1979)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 — Jazz In A Stable   
h. b-03    Ray's Idea - 7:00  (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 — Jazz In A Stable   (1979)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 — Jazz In A Stable   
i. b-04    Dear Old Stockholm [Ack Värmeland, Du Sköna] - 6:32  (Traditional)
     Blue Note LP 12": GXF-3125 — Jazz In A Stable   (1979)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 1 — Jazz In A Stable   
j.     Tiny's Blues  (Tiny Kahn, Johnny Mandel)
     Transition LP 12": TRLP 30 — Jazz In Transition [sampler]   

Date: June 3, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Roulette

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Dave Chapman, Boots Mussulli (as), Jaki Byard, Varty Haroutunian (ts), Deane Haskins (bar), Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Joe Gordon, Lennie Johnson, Everett Longstreth (t), Herb Pomeroy (t, con), Joe Ciavardone, Gene DiStasio, Bill Legan (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d)

a.     Aluminum Baby - 3:27  (Jaki Byard)
b.     Theme For Terry - 3:42  (Bob Friedman)
c.     Our Delight - 2:38  (Tadd Dameron)
d.     No One Will Room With Me - 3:03  (Herb Pomeroy)
e.     Less Talk - 2:21  (Ray Santisi)
All titles on:      Roulette LP 12": R 52001 — Life Is A Many Splendored Gig   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR-CD 84 — Life Is A Many Splendored Gig   (1989)

Date: June 4, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Roulette

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Dave Chapman, Boots Mussulli (as), Jaki Byard, Varty Haroutunian, Zoot Sims (ts), Deane Haskins (bar), Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Joe Gordon, Lennie Johnson, Everett Longstreth (t), Herb Pomeroy (t, con), Joe Ciavardone, Gene DiStasio, Bill Legan (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d)

a.     Big Man - 4:35  (Boots Mussulli)
b.     It's Sand, Man - 3:25  (Ed Lewis)
c.     Blue Grass - 3:01  (Danny Kent)
d.     Woolafunt's Lament - 3:59  (Bill Graham)
e.     Jack Spratt - 3:27  (Boots Mussulli)
f.     Feather Merchant - 3:43  (Jimmy Mundy, Count Basie)
All titles on:      Roulette LP 12": R 52001 — Life Is A Many Splendored Gig   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR-CD 84 — Life Is A Many Splendored Gig   (1989)

Date: 1958
Location: New York City
Label: United Artists

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Dave Chapman, Charlie Mariano (as), Joe Caruso, Varty Haroutunian (ts), Jimmy Mosher (bar), Bill Berry, Nick Capezuto, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Lennie Johnson, Herb Pomeroy (t), Joe Ciavardone, Gene DiStasio, Bill Legan (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d)

a. a-01    A Down Home Outing - 4:52  (Neil Bridge) / arr: Neil Bridge
b. a-02    The Friar And Dr. Goulding - 3:40  (Bob Freedman) / arr: Bob Freedman
c. a-03    On The Other World - 4:17  (Bob Freedman) / arr: Bob Freedman
d. a-04    The Blue Charles - 2:51  (Bob Freedman) / arr: Bob Freedman
e. a-05    Where's Charlie? - 2:24  (Herb Pomeroy)
f. b-01    Where's Paul - 4:39  (Bob Dogan)
g. b-02    Woody 'n You - 3:43  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Arif Mardin
h. b-03    Lush Life - 4:15  (Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Arif Mardin
i. b-04    The Green Horn - 3:52  (Neil Bridge) / arr: Neil Bridge
j. b-05    Gypsy In My Soul - 3:29  (Clay A. Boland, Moe Jaffe) / arr: Bob Freedman
All titles on:      United Artists LP 12": UAL 4015 — Band In Boston   

Date: 1958
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: United Artists

Irene Kral, Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Dave Chapman, Charlie Mariano (as), Joe Caruso, Varty Haroutunian (ts), Jimmy Mosher (bar), Bill Berry, Nick Capezuto, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Lennie Johnson, Herb Pomeroy (t), Joe Ciavardone, Gene DiStasio, Bill Legan (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d), Irene Kral (v)

a. a-01    I'd Know You Anywhere - 2:14  (Jimmy McHugh, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. a-02    Detour Ahead - 3:43  (Lou Carter, Herb Ellis, John Frigo) / arr: Al Cohn
c. a-03    Comes Love - 2:36  (Lew Brown, Sam Stept, Charles Tobias) / arr: Al Cohn
d. a-04    Everybody Knew But Me - 2:01  (Irving Berlin) / arr: Al Cohn
e. a-05    Lazy Afternoon - 2:56  (Jerome Moross, John Latouche) / arr: Al Cohn
f. a-06    What's Right For You - 3:01  (Bernard Gluckman, Thomas A. Goodman) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
g. b-01    I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart - 2:46  (Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, John Redmond, Irving Mills) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
h. b-02    Memphis In June - 2:58  (Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster)
i. b-03    This Little Love Of Ours - 2:07  (Fran Landesman, Thomas J. Wolf, Jr.) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
j. b-04    The Night We Called It A Day - 2:32  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
k. b-05    It Isn't So Good (It Couldn't Get Better) - 2:32  (Fran Landesman, Thomas J. Wolf, Jr.) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
l. b-06    Something To Remember You By - 2:12  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: Al Cohn
All titles on:      United Artists LP 12": UAL 4016 — The Band And I   (1959)
     United Artists LP 12": UAS 5016 — The Band And I   (1959)
     United Artists CD: TOCJ 9435 — The Band And I   (2002)
     United Artists CD: TOCJ 6076 — The Band And I   
     Capitol Jazz CD: 09463 69809 2 8 — The Band And I   (2006)

Date: July 5, 1958
Location: Newport Jazz Festival - Freebody Park, Newport, RI
Label: MGM

Lem Winchester (ldr), Lem Winchester (vib), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d)

a. 58-XY-927    Now's The Time  (Charlie Parker)
b. 58-XY-928    Polka Dots And Moonbeams  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. 58-XY-929    Take The "A" Train  (Billy Strayhorn)
All titles on:      Metrojazz LP 12": E 1005 — New Faces At Newport   
     PolyGram LP 12": POJJ-1545 — New Faces At Newport   

Often misdated as July 6, 1958 - but July 5 was a Saturday.

Voice Of America collection held by U.S. Library of Congress shows that no additional selections were performed.

"The MGM Labels" by Ruppli & Novitsky gives three master numbers but is uncertain of sequence. Library of Congress listing indicates original performance order on independently recorded tape.


Date: July 5, 1958
Location: Newport Jazz Festival - Freebody Park, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Dave Chapman, Jimmy Mosher (as), Joe Caruso, Varty Haroutunian (ts), Bob Freedman (bar), Bill Berry, Nick Capezuto, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Lennie Johnson, Herb Pomeroy (t), Joe Ciavardone, Gene DiStasio, Bill Legan (tb), Ray Santisi (p), John Neves (b), Jimmy Zitano (d)

a. 01    To Thee, O Asphodel  (Bob Freedman) / arr: Bob Freedman
b. 02    East Wind
c. 03    The Green Horn  (Neil Bridge) / arr: Neil Bridge
d. 04   inc On The Other World  (Bob Freedman) / arr: Bob Freedman
e. 05    On The Other World  (Bob Freedman) / arr: Bob Freedman
f. 06    Where's Charlie?  (Herb Pomeroy)
g. 07    Blues For Myself
h. 08    The Lunceford Touch

Voice of America tapes held by the Library of Congress. Contrary to their listing, Saturday was July 5 not 6.


Date: December 6, 1960
Location: Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ
Label: Savoy

John Rae (ldr), Bobby Jaspar (f, af), John Rae (vib), Steve Kuhn (p), John Neves (b), Jake Hanna (d)

a. SJR60111    Potlikker Blues - 6:20  (Johnny Rae)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 — Opus De Jazz, vol. 2   (1961)
b. SJR60112    Ah-Leu-Cha - 6:56  (Charlie Parker)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 — Opus De Jazz, vol. 2   (1961)
c. SJR60113    Roll On Down - 6:29  (Johnny Rae)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 — Opus De Jazz, vol. 2   (1961)
d. SJR60114    Beat And Blue - 7:17  (Johnny Rae)
e. SJR60115    Back Yard Blues - 6:30  (Johnny Rae)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 — Opus De Jazz, vol. 2   (1961)
f. SJR60116    By My Side - 4:21
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 — Opus De Jazz, vol. 2   (1961)
g. SJR60117    Parker's Mood - 5:37  (Charlie Parker)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12156 — Opus De Jazz, vol. 2   (1961)
All titles on:      Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0179 — Opus De Jazz, vol. 2   (1992)

Bobby Jaspar (f) on a, e-g; (af) on b-d.

Original LP erroneously lists Jaspar as playing alto sax not alto flute.


Date: March 4, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d)

a. 02    New Blue - 5:30  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
b. 03    Blues For Kapp [aka Coldwater Canyon Blues] - 5:00  (Marty Paich) / arr: Marty Paich
c. 04    Olé - 7:00  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 20, 1961 Roulette studio session. One additional selection: #1 (4:30) listed as The Racer - possibly one of the themes from the June 20-21, 1961 Roulette sessions for the album "Straight Away Jazz Themes".


Date: March 11, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d)

a. 02    New Blue - 5:30  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
b. 03    Olé - 7:30  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 20, 1961 Roulette studio session. One additional selection: #1 (4:30) listed as The Racer - possibly one of the themes from the June 20-21, 1961 Roulette sessions for the album "Straight Away Jazz Themes".


Date: June 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Roulette

Chris Connor, Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Joe Farrell (f, ss, ts), Lanny Morgan (f, as), Willie Maiden (cl, ts), Frank Hittner (bcl, bar), Bill Berry, Rolf Ericson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti (t), Maynard Ferguson (t, frh, tb), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d), Chris Connor (v)

a. a-01    I Feel A Song Coming On - 2:08  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, George Oppenheimer)
b. a-02    The Wind - 5:00  (Russ Freeman, Jerry Gladstone)
c. a-03    New York's My Home - 4:40  (Gordon Jenkins)
d. a-04    Guess Who I Saw Today - 3:31  (Elisse Boyd, Murray Grand)
e. a-05    When The Sun Comes Out - 3:37  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
f. b-01    Send For Me - 2:38  (Ollie Jones)
g. b-02    Where Do You Go? - 3:44  (Alec Wilder, Arnold Sundgaard)
h. b-03    Something's Coming - 6:41  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
i. b-04    Deep Song - 4:09  (George Cory, Douglass Cross)
j. b-05    Can't Get Out Of This Mood - 2:45  (Jimmy McHugh, Frank Loesser)
All titles on:      Fresh Sound CD: FSR-CD 30 — Two's Company   (1989)

Date: June 1961
Location: Capitol Studios, New York City
Label: Roulette

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d)

a. 16064    Blue Birdland  (Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Jimmy Giuffre
b. 16065    Her Face  (Willie Maiden) / arr: Willie Maiden
c. 16066    He Can't Swing  (Willie Maiden) / arr: Willie Maiden
d. 16067    Rock Me To Sleep  (Benny Carter, Paul Vandervoort II)

Studio not definite. Personnel probable, based on June 20, 1961 studio session. Composers need confirmation.

Mosaic set notes: No tapes of any kind have been found on this session. The first two selections were to be issued on a Roulette EP RJB-9, which was never issued. The last two selections are listed on the LP jacket of Maynard '64, but do not appear.


Date: June 10, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d)

a. 01    This Is My Lucky Day - 2:30  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) / arr: Jaki Byard
b. 02    B. J.'s Back In Town - 19:00  (Willie Maiden) / arr: Willie Maiden
c. 03    Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - 3:30  (Traditional) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. 04    New Blue - 7:00  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
e. 05    'Tis Autumn - 3:15  (Henry Nemo) / arr: Willie Maiden
f. 06    Olé - 7:00  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
g. 07    'Round About The Blues - 9:30  (Don Sebesky) / arr: Don Sebesky

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 20, 1961 Roulette studio session.


Date: June 20, 1961
Location: Capitol Studios, New York City
Label: Roulette

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d)

a. 16120    Straight Away - 2:20  (Maynard Ferguson) / arr: Willie Maiden
     Roulette LP 12": R 52076 — Straight Away Jazz Themes   
b. 16121    Stroking - 5:56  (Maynard Ferguson) / arr: Don Sebesky
     Roulette LP 12": R 52076 — Straight Away Jazz Themes   
c. 16122    Melancholia - 2:23  (Maynard Ferguson) / arr: Don Sebesky
     Roulette LP 12": R 52076 — Straight Away Jazz Themes   
d. 16123    Mambo Le Mans - 5:10  (Maynard Ferguson) / arr: Don Sebesky
     Roulette LP 12": R 52076 — Straight Away Jazz Themes   
e. 16124    'Round About The Blues - 4:18  (Don Sebesky) / arr: Don Sebesky
     Roulette LP 12": R 52083 — Maynard '62   
All titles on:      Mosaic CD: MD10-156 — The Complete Roulette Recordings Of The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra   (1994)

Studio uncertain.


Date: June 21, 1961
Location: Capitol Studios, New York City
Label: Roulette

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d)

a. 16125    Apprehensions - 4:14  (Maynard Ferguson) / arr: Willie Maiden
b. 16126    Cocky Scott - 3:42  (Maynard Ferguson) / arr: Willie Maiden
c. 16127    Up Shift - 2:43  (Maynard Ferguson) / arr: Willie Maiden
d. 16128    Last Lap - 3:50  (Maynard Ferguson) / arr: Willie Maiden
e. 16129    Pit Stop - 2:01  (Maynard Ferguson) / arr: Willie Maiden
f. 16130    After The Race - 2:05  (Maynard Ferguson) / arr: Willie Maiden
All titles on:      Roulette LP 12": R 52076 — Straight Away Jazz Themes   
     Mosaic CD: MD10-156 — The Complete Roulette Recordings Of The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra   (1994)

Studio uncertain.


Date: July 14, 1961
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: Verve

Stan Getz (ldr), Stan Getz (ts), John Neves (b), Roy Haynes (d), Alan Martin, Gerald Tarack (vn), Jacob Glick (vl), Bruce Rogers (vc), Hershel Kay (con)

a. 61VK 275    I'm Late, I'm Late - 8:10  (Eddie Sauter) / arr: Eddie Sauter
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 — Focus   
b. 61VK 275-?    I'm Late, I'm Late - 2:31  (Eddie Sauter) / arr: Eddie Sauter
     Verve 45: — I'm Late, I'm Late/I Remember When   
c. 61VK 276    Her - 6:13  (Eddie Sauter) / arr: Eddie Sauter
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 — Focus   
d. 61VK 277    Pan - 3:58  (Eddie Sauter) / arr: Eddie Sauter
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 — Focus   
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 521 419-2 — Focus   (1997)

Studio not definite.

Uncertain whether the single versions contain different takes or were simply edited from the masters.

"I'm Late, I'm Late" and at least string parts for "Her" and "Pan" recorded July 14, 1961.

Getz's parts for all except "I'm Late, I'm Late" recorded during September and October 1961 at an unknown location.


Date: July 15, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d)

a. 01    This Is My Lucky Day - 3:00  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) / arr: Jaki Byard
b. 02    The Pharaoh - 11:00  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. 03    Hey There - 4:00  (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) / arr: Willie Maiden
d. 04    Oleo - 12:00  (Sonny Rollins) / arr: Slide Hampton

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 21, 1961 Roulette studio session.


Date: July 28, 1961
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: Verve

Stan Getz (ldr), Stan Getz (ts), John Neves (b), Roy Haynes (d), Alan Martin, Gerald Tarack (vn), Jacob Glick (vl), Bruce Rogers (vc), Hershel Kay (con)

a. 61VK 278    I Remember When - 5:03  (Eddie Sauter) / arr: Eddie Sauter
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 — Focus   
b. 61VK 278-?    I Remember When - 2:57  (Eddie Sauter) / arr: Eddie Sauter
     Verve 45: — I'm Late, I'm Late/I Remember When   
c. 61VK 279    Night Rider - 3:58  (Eddie Sauter) / arr: Eddie Sauter
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 — Focus   
d. 61VK 280    Once Upon A Time - 4:48  (Eddie Sauter) / arr: Eddie Sauter
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 — Focus   
e. 61VK 281    A Summer Afternoon - 6:03  (Eddie Sauter) / arr: Eddie Sauter
     Verve LP 12": V 8412 — Focus   
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 521 419-2 — Focus   (1997)

Studio not definite.

Unidentified piano and woodwinds present.

Uncertain whether the single versions contain different takes or were simply edited from the masters.

At least orchestra parts for "I Remember When," "Night Rider," "Once Upon A Time," and probably "A Summer Afternoon" recorded July 28, 1961.

Getz's parts for all (except "I'm Late, I'm Late" from July 14, 1961) recorded during September and October 1961 at an unknown location.


Date: August 5, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d)

a. 01    This Is My Lucky Day - 2:30  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) / arr: Jaki Byard
b. 02    The Pharaoh - 10:30  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. 03    Four - 6:00  (Eddie Vinson, Miles Davis) / arr: Willie Maiden
d. 04    Olé - 7:00  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 21, 1961 Roulette studio session.


Date: August 12, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Maynard Ferguson (ldr), Lanny Morgan (as), Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts), Frank Hittner (bar), Bill Berry, Maynard Ferguson, Augustino 'Chet' Ferretti, Don Rader (t), Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow (tb), Jaki Byard (p), John Neves (b), Rufus Jones (d)

a. 01    Humbug - 3:30  (Don Sebesky) / arr: Don Sebesky
b. 02    Got The Spirit - 4:00  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. 03    Four - 6:30  (Eddie Vinson, Miles Davis) / arr: Willie Maiden
d. 04    'Round About The Blues - 9:00  (Don Sebesky) / arr: Don Sebesky

Timings are approximate. Personnel speculative based on June 21, 1961 Roulette studio session.


Date: September 12 & 13, 1961
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Stan Getz (ldr), Stan Getz (ts), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Steve Kuhn (p), John Neves (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. 61VK 286    Minuet Circa '61 - 10:38  (Bob Brookmeyer)
b. 61VK 287    Who Could Care - 4:46  (Bob Brookmeyer)
c. 61VK 288    Nice Work If You Can Get It - 5:58  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d. 61VK 289    Thump, Thump, Thump - 6:52  (Bob Brookmeyer)
e. 61VK 290    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 6:59  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
f. 61VK 291    Love Jumped Out - 7:47  (Buck Clayton)
All titles on:      Verve LP 12": V 8418 — Recorded Fall 1961   

Date: July 6, 1962
Location: Newport Jazz Festival - Freebody Park, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

Roy Eldridge (ldr), Roy Eldridge (t), Bill Rubenstein (p), John Neves (b), Jo Jones (d)

a. 01    I've Found A New Baby  (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
b. 02    What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
c. 03    Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes]  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)

Voice of America tape held in Library of Congress.

Additional selection: #4 listed as What Are You Gonna Do - composer unknown.


Date: July 7, 1962
Location: Newport Jazz Festival - Freebody Park, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

Carol Sloane (ldr), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Bill Rubenstein (p), John Neves (b), Walter Perkins (d), Carol Sloane (v)

a. 01    You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To  (Cole Porter)
b. 02    Willow, Weep For Me  (Ann Ronell)
c. 03    Don't Get Around Much Anymore  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
d. 04    Spring Is Here  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e. 05    Will You Still Be Mine  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
f. 06    He Was Too Good To Me  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g. 07    Chicago (That Toddling Town)  (Fred Fisher)

Coleman Hawkins (ts) on b.

Voice of America tape held in Library of Congress.


Date: July 8, 1962
Location: Newport Jazz Festival - Freebody Park, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

George Wein (ldr), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Ruby Braff (t), Marshall Brown (vtb), Duke Ellington, George Wein (p), John Neves (b), Buzzy Drootin (d), Louise Tobin (v)

a. 01    Sweet Georgia Brown  (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard)
b. 02    I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby And My Baby's Crazy 'Bout  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Alexander Hill)
c. 04    Crazy Rhythm  (Irving Caesar, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Joseph Meyer)
d. 05    St. Louis Blues  (W. C. Handy)
e. 06    Fine And Mellow  (Billie Holiday)
f. 07    Should I  (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
g. 08    I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
h. 09    'Deed I Do  (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose)
i. 10    Take The "A" Train  (Billy Strayhorn)

Bud Freeman (ts) on c; Duke Ellington (p) on i; Louise Tobin (v) on f-h.

Voice of America tape held in Library of Congress.

Additional selection: #3 - unknown title.


Date: September 14, 1962
Location: RCA Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Gary Burton (ldr), Phil Woods (cl, as), Clark Terry (t), Chris Swansen (vtb), Gary Burton (vib), Tommy Flanagan (p), John Neves (b), Joe Morello (d)

a. N2PW4903    Storm - 4:12  (Chris Swansen)
b. N2PW4904    One Note - 5:20  (Jaki Byard)
Both titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LPM 2665 — Who Is Gary Burton?   (1963)

Contrary to Raben, Bruyninckx (and Lord), Chris Swansen (not Swanson) plays valve trombone. Bob Brookmeyer is not present.

LP mistakenly identifies Swansen as a percussionist.


Date: September 15, 1962
Location: RCA Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Gary Burton (ldr), Phil Woods (cl, as), Clark Terry (t, fh), Chris Swansen (vtb), Gary Burton (vib), Tommy Flanagan (p), John Neves (b), Joe Morello (d)

a. N2PW4905    Get Away Blues - 5:40  (Chris Swansen)
b. N2PW4906    Conception - 4:01  (George Shearing)
c. N2PW4907    My Funny Valentine - 5:22  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d. N2PW4908    Fly Time Fly (Sigh) - 4:31  (Michael Gibbs)
e. N2PW4909    I've Just Seen Her - 4:15  (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse)
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LPM 2665 — Who Is Gary Burton?   (1963)

Clark Terry (t) on a-b, d-e; (fh) on c.

Contrary to Raben, Bruyninckx (and Lord), Chris Swansen (not Swanson) plays valve trombone not drums. Bob Brookmeyer is not present.

LP mistakenly identifies Swansen as a percussionist.


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: May 15, 1978
Location: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Label: Doria

J. R. Mitchell (ldr), Gary Hammon (ss, ts), Sonelius Smith (p), John Neves (b), J. R. Mitchell (d)

a. a-01    On A Windy Afternoon In A Reminiscence Of New York  (James Roland Mitchell)
b. a-02    Ballad For Sabina  (James Roland Mitchell)
c. a-03    The Need To Smile  (Sonelius Smith)
d. b-01    Are You For Me?  (Gary Hammon)
e. b-02    A Sunday Afternoon With Her  (Sonelius Smith)
f. b-03    Latin Fiesta In Mexico Marketplace With Irene And Michael  (James Roland Mitchell)
g. b-04    John's Hymn  (Gary Hammon)
All titles on:      Doria LP 12": JRM 101 — Live   (1980)

Date: 1980
Location: El Morocco, Worcester, MA
Label: Shiah

Herb Pomeroy (ldr), Jimmy Derba (ss, bar), Dick Johnson (ss, as), Dave Chapman (as), John LaPorta, Mike Monaghan (ts), Paul Fontaine, Wesley Hensel, Greg Hopkins, Everett Longstreth, Herb Pomeroy (t), Gene DiStasio, Vahey 'Tak' Takvorian, Phil Wilson (tb), Bill Davies (p), John Neves (b), Fred Buda (d)

a.     Pramlatta's Hips  (Hal Crook) / arr: Hal Crook
b.     Reap The Harvest  (John LaPorta) / arr: John LaPorta
c.     Sweet Rain  (Michael Gibbs) / arr: Michael Gibbs
d.     The Great Hat  (Phil Wilson) / arr: Phil Wilson
e.     Remember Mingus  (John LaPorta) / arr: John LaPorta
f.     Amphibian Race  (Hal Crook) / arr: Hal Crook
g.     Camel Driver  (Phil Wilson) / arr: Phil Wilson
All titles on:      Shiah LP 12": HP-1 — Pramlatta's Hips - Live At The El Morocco   

Date: 1981
Location: Boston, MA
Label: MM&R

Maggi Scott (ldr), Ken Wenzel (f, t, tb), Terry Keef (ss, bar, vib), John Chiodini (g), Maggi Scott (key, v), John Neves (b), Mitch Brook (eb), Keith Copeland (d)

a.     Make It With You  (David Gates)
b.     God Bless The Child  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
c.     You And I  (Stevie Wonder)
d.     500 Miles High  (Chick Corea, Neville Potter)
e.     Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
f.     Don't Worry 'Bout Me  (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler)
g.     Somebody Loves Me  (Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald)
h.     Love For Sale  (Cole Porter)
All titles on:      MM&R LP 12": 2 — You And I   

Composer of c. needs confirmation.


Date: August 1986
Location: Air Sound, Boston, MA
Label: L.C.U. [Lost Cosmic Unity]

Al Francis (ldr), Al Francis (vib), John Neves (b), Joe Hunt (d)

a. a-01    Rogue's Dilemma - 5:19  (Al Francis)
b. a-02    D. D. L. J. - 5:59  (Jaki Byard)
c. a-03    Wha Love - 4:46  (Al Francis)
d. a-04    Albizu - 6:11  (Al Francis)
e. b-01    Blues For Booker - 4:39  (Al Francis)
f. b-02    Village Nites - 4:40  (Al Francis)
g. b-03    Sweet Beginnings - 5:21  (Al Francis)
h. b-04    Lonely Town - 5:04  (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
All titles on:      L.C.U. [Lost Cosmic Unity] LP 12": LUC 0251 — Jazz Bohemia Revisited   (1986)