Lem Winchester Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Sep 24, 2011


Date: August 28, 1957
Location: RCA Studio 3, New York City
Label: [private recording]

John Chowning (ldr), Lem Winchester (vib), George Lindamood (p, hnd), Dave Arnold (b), John Chowning (d, hnd)

a. a-01    My Heart Stood Still - 3:53  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. a-02    Anniversary Song - 4:37  (Saul Chaplin, Al Jolson)
c. a-03    Lover Man - 7:48  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
d. a-04    The Blue Room - 5:55  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: George Lindamood
e. b-01    Strike Up The Band - 3:00  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
f. b-02    Studio 3 Blues - 4:11  (collective improvisation)
g. b-03    Mad About The Boy - 5:11  (Noel Coward)
h. b-04    Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho - 4:05  (Traditional)
i. b-05    Jordu - 3:46  (Irving 'Duke' Jordan)
All titles on:      Private issue LP 12": — The John Chowning Collegiates   

Lem Winchester (vib) on a, c, e-f, h-i; John Chowning (hnd) on h; George Lindamood (hnd) on h.

Notes by Ira Gitler to "Winchester Special": In 1958, Leonard Feather heard a tape of Lem and as a result presented him to Saturday afternoon's audience at the Newport Jazz Festival of that year.

Bruyninckx lists this as by Lem Winchester-John Chowning Collegiates and dates as "probably December 1960 or early January 1961" but John Chowning confirms that this was the recording his father sent to Leonard Feather. The limited edition LP was sold through the Wittenberg College bookstore. According to Bruyninckx, this material was scheduled to appear as Delmark DL 405, but has never been reissued.

According to Chowning, quartet selections were recorded first and one or two additional quartet selections were recorded but not issued.

h listed as "Jericho".

Details courtesy of David Arnold, John Chowning, and George Lindamood.


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: October 8, 1958
Location: Chess Records, Chicago, IL
Label: Argo

Lem Winchester (ldr), Lem Winchester (vib), Ramsey Lewis (p), Eldee Young (b), Isaac 'Redd' Holt (d)

a. 9082    Jordu - 3:25  (Irving 'Duke' Jordan)
     Argo LP 12": LP 642 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
     MCA CD: MVCJ-19014 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
b. 9083    Sandu - 6:13  (Clifford Brown)
     Argo LP 12": LP 642 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
     MCA CD: MVCJ-19014 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
c. 9084    Once In A While - 5:29  (Michael Edwards, Bud Green)
     Argo LP 12": LP 642 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
     MCA CD: MVCJ-19014 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
d. 9085    Joy Spring - 3:25  (Clifford Brown)
     Argo LP 12": LP 642 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
     MCA CD: MVCJ-19014 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
e. 9086    A Message From Boysie - 5:10  (Robert Lowery)
     Argo LP 12": LP 642 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
     MCA CD: MVCJ-19014 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
f. 9087    Where It Is - 4:30  (Lem Winchester)
     Argo LP 12": LP 642 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
     MCA CD: MVCJ-19014 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
g. 9088    It Could Happen To You - 3:40  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     Argo LP 12": LP 642 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
     MCA CD: MVCJ-19014 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
h. 9089    The Boy Next Door  (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin)
i. 9090    Easy To Love - 3:35  (Cole Porter)
     Argo LP 12": LP 642 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   
     MCA CD: MVCJ-19014 — A Tribute To Clifford Brown   

Date: September 25, 1959
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Lem Winchester (ldr), Benny Golson (ts), Lem Winchester (vib), Tommy Flanagan (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 1861    Mysticism - 7:31  (Len Foster)
b. 1862    The Dude - 6:42  (Lem Winchester)
c. 1863    How Are Things In Glocca Morra - 4:11  (Burton Lane, E. Y. Harburg)
d. 1864    Will You Still Be Mine - 7:00  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-3710-2 — New Jazz Sampler   (2002)
e. 1865    Down Fuzz - 10:02  (Lem Winchester)
     New Jazz 45: NJ 45-504   
f. 1866    If I Were A Bell - 4:02  (Frank Loesser)
     New Jazz 45: NJ 45-504   
All titles on:      New Jazz LP 12": NJ-8223 — Winchester Special   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1719-2 — Winchester Special   (1991)

Benny Golson (ts) on a-e.

45 rpm issue must include edited version of 1865.


Date: March 22, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Oliver Nelson (ldr), Oliver Nelson (as, ts), Lem Winchester (vib), Johnny 'Hammond' Smith (org), George Tucker (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. 2088    Doxy - 6:56  (Sonny Rollins)
b. 2089    Groove - 6:26  (Oliver Nelson)
c. 2090    All The Way - 7:32  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
     Prestige CD: PCD 24226-2 — It's Magic - The Jazz Giants Play Sammy Cahn   (1999)
d. 2091    Lou's Good Dues - 6:16  (Oliver Nelson)
e. 2092    In Time - 5:30  (Oliver Nelson)
f. 2093    Trane Whistle - 9:54  (Oliver Nelson)
All titles on:      New Jazz LP 12": NJ 8233 — Takin' Care Of Business   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1784-2 — Taking Care Of Business   (1991)

Date: April 19, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Lem Winchester (ldr), Curtis Peagler (as), Oliver Nelson (ts), Lem Winchester (vib), Bill Brown, Roy Johnson (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 2167    Your Last Chance - 6:50  (Oliver Nelson)
b. 2168    Friendly Persuasion - 4:08  (Dmitri Tiomkin, Paul Francis Webster)
c. 2169    Lady Day - 2:51  (Leroy Johnson)
d. 2170    Just Friends - 5:17  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
e. 2171    Lem And Aide - 7:58  (Oliver Nelson)
f. 2172    Eddy's Dilemma - 11:37  (Oliver Nelson)
All titles on:      New Jazz LP 12": NJ 8239 — Lem's Beat   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1785-2 — Lem's Beat   (1991)

Bill Brown (p) on a, f; Roy Johnson (p) on b-e.


Date: summer? 1960
Location: Birmingham Jazz Festival, Birmingham, MI
Label: Consolidated Artists Productions

Lem Winchester (ldr), Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (h, g), Sandy Mosse (ts), Lem Winchester (vib), Bess Bonnier, Johnny Griffith, Junior Mance (p), Nick Fiore (b), J. C. Heard, Dick Riordan (d), Joe Kennedy, Jr. (vn)

a. 01    Bluesology - 9:10  (Milt Jackson)
     Consolidated Artists Productions CD: CAP-921 — Birmingham Jazz Festival 1960, The Early Years, vol. 2   (2002)
b. 02    Like Someone In Love - 5:00  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     Consolidated Artists Productions CD: CAP-921 — Birmingham Jazz Festival 1960, The Early Years, vol. 2   (2002)
c. 03    Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - 8:04  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Consolidated Artists Productions CD: CAP-921 — Birmingham Jazz Festival 1960, The Early Years, vol. 2   (2002)
d.     I Got Rhythm - 13:30  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Consolidated Artists Productions CD: CAP-922 — Birmingham Jazz Festival 1960, The Early Years, vol. 3   (2002)

Lem Winchester (ldr) on a-c; Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (h) on d; (g) on d; Sandy Mosse (ts) on d; Bess Bonnier (p) on d; Johnny Griffith (p) on d; Dick Riordan (d) on d; Joe Kennedy, Jr. (vn) on d.

Date unknown


Date: June 4, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Lem Winchester (ldr), Frank Wess (f, ts), Lem Winchester (vib), Hank Jones (p), Eddie Jones (b), Gus Johnson (d)

a. 2298    Another Opus - 6:31  (Lem Winchester)
b. 2299    Both Barrels - 4:56  (Lem Winchester)
c. 2300    Blues Prayer - 10:37  (Lem Winchester)
d. 2301    The Meetin' - 5:48  (Oliver Nelson)
e. 2302    Like Someone In Love - 6:30  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
All titles on:      New Jazz LP 12": NJ 8244 — Another Opus   
     Victor LP 12": SMJ-6724 — Another Opus   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1816-2 — Another Opus   

Date: June 23, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Shirley Scott (ldr), Lem Winchester (vib), Shirley Scott (org), George Duvivier (b), Arthur Edgehill (d)

a. 2326    Like Young - 6:39  (AndrĂ© Previn)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7392 — Soul Sister   
b. 2327    Sonnymoon For Two - 4:01  (Sonny Rollins)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7392 — Soul Sister   
     Prestige CD: PRCD 11027-2 — Queen Of The Organ - Memorial Album   (2003)
c. 2328    On Green Dolphin Street - 4:11  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
     Prestige 45: 437 — On Green Dolphin Street/Blues For Tyrone   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7392 — Soul Sister   
d. 2329    Blues For Tyrone - 9:47  (Shirley Scott)
     Prestige 45: 437 — On Green Dolphin Street/Blues For Tyrone   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7392 — Soul Sister   
e. 2330    The More I See You - 6:21  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7392 — Soul Sister   
f. 2331    Get Me To The Church On Time - 4:37  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
     Status LP 12": ST 8315 — My Fair Lady   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7392 — Soul Sister   
g. 2332    Now's The Time  (Charlie Parker)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7440 — Now's The Time   
All titles on:      Prestige CD: PRCD-24233-2 — Legends Of Acid Jazz: Soul Sister   

45 rpm issue must include edited version of 2329.


Date: July 12, 1960
Label: Prestige

Jack McDuff (ldr), Jimmy Forrest (ts), Lem Winchester (vib), Jack McDuff (org), Bill Elliott (d)

a. 2361    Smooth Sailing - 6:45  (Arnett Cobb, Sir Charles Thompson)
b. 2362    Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes] - 5:12  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
c. 2363    Yeah, Baby - 8:52  (Jack McDuff)
d. 2364    Tippin' In - 5:22  (Robert Lewis Smith, Marty Symes)
e. 2365    Mean To Me - 5:38  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
f. 2366    Tough 'Duff - 7:00  (Jack McDuff)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7185 — Tough 'Duff   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-324-2 — Tough 'Duff   

Date: August 23, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Oliver Nelson (ldr), Oliver Nelson (as, ts), Lem Winchester (vib), Richard Wyands (p), George Duvivier (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. 2414    Bob's Blues - 5:28  (Oliver Nelson)
b. 2415    Azure-Te - 5:40  (William Strethen 'Wild Bill' Davis, Donald Wolf)
c. 2416    Time After Time - 7:23  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
d. 2417    Early Morning - 4:44  (Oliver Nelson)
     Warner Bros. CD: 20383 — Les Incontournables   (1997)
e. 2418    Nocturne - 3:44  (Oliver Nelson)
f. 2419    In A Sentimental Mood - 6:12  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
g. 2420    Man With A Horn - 6:05  (Truman Elliott Jenney, Bonnie Lake, Edgar DeLange)
All titles on:      Prestige/Moodsville LP 12": MVLP 13 — Nocturne   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1795-2 — Nocturne   (1992)

Lem Winchester (vib) on a-d, f-g.


Date: September 16, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Etta Jones (ldr), Oliver Nelson (ts), Lem Winchester (vib), Richard Wyands (p), George Duvivier (b), Roy Haynes (d), Etta Jones (v)

a. 2461    The More I See You - 4:13  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7284 — Hollar!   (1963)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1061-2 — Hollar!   (2001)
b. 2462    They Can't Take That Away From Me - 2:52  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7284 — Hollar!   (1963)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1061-2 — Hollar!   (2001)
c. 2463    Love Is Here To Stay - 3:49  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7284 — Hollar!   (1963)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1061-2 — Hollar!   (2001)
d. 2464    That's All There Is To That - 4:00  (Clyde Otis, Kelly Owens)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7784 — Love Is The Thing   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7194 — Something Nice   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 221-2 — Something Nice   (1994)
e. 2465    Easy Living - 4:55  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7784 — Love Is The Thing   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7194 — Something Nice   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 221-2 — Something Nice   (1994)
f. 2466    Canadian Sunset - 2:37  (Eddie Heywood, Norman Gimbel)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7784 — Love Is The Thing   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7194 — Something Nice   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 221-2 — Something Nice   (1994)
g. 2467    I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - 4:11  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7284 — Hollar!   (1963)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1061-2 — Hollar!   (2001)
h. 2468   alt Give Me The Simple Life  (Rube Bloom, Harry Ruby)
i. 2469    I Only Have Eyes For You - 3:14  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7784 — Love Is The Thing   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7194 — Something Nice   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 221-2 — Something Nice   (1994)
j. 2470    Almost Like Being In Love - 2:44  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7784 — Love Is The Thing   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7194 — Something Nice   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 221-2 — Something Nice   (1994)

Oliver Nelson (ts) on a-c, g-h; Lem Winchester (vib) on a-c, e-h.


Date: October 7, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Lem Winchester (ldr), Lem Winchester (vib), Richard Wyands (p), George Duvivier (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. 2528    With A Song In My Heart - 4:28  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. 2529    But Beautiful - 4:10  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. 2530    The Kids - 3:59  (Lem Winchester)
d. 2531    To Love And Be Loved - 3:48  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
e. 2532    Butterfly - 4:30  (Myron 'Tiny' Bradshaw)
f. 2533    Why Don't They Understand? - 4:31  (Jack Fishman, Joe Henderson [UK])
g. 2534    My Romance - 4:05  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Prestige/Moodsville LP 12": MVST 35 — America's Greatest Jazzmen   
h. 2535    Skylark - 6:39  (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
All titles on:      Prestige/Moodsville LP 12": MVLP 11 — With Feeling   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1900-2 — With Feeling   

Date: October 14, 1960
Label: Prestige

Johnny 'Hammond' Smith (ldr), Lem Winchester (vib), Eddie McFadden (g), Johnny 'Hammond' Smith (org), Wendell Marshall (b), Bill Erskine (d)

a. 2606    Dementia - 5:18  (Johnny 'Hammond' Smith)
b. 2607    Princess - 5:30  (Johnny 'Hammond' Smith)
c. 2608    Gettin' The Message - 7:15  (Johnny 'Hammond' Smith)
d. 2609    Swanee River [aka Old Folks At Home] - 8:57  (Stephen Foster)
e. 2610    Just Say So Long - 4:03  (Johnny 'Hammond' Smith)
f. 2611    Lid Flippin' - 5:17  (Johnny 'Hammond' Smith)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1816-2 — Another Opus   
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": PRLP 7217 — Gettin' The Message   
     Prestige CD: PRCD 24151-2 — Talk That Talk   (1995)