Mary Louise Knutson Discography

by Steve Albin

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Date: 1990
Location: Riverside Productions Recording Studio, Mosinee, WI
Label: Altenburgh Records

John Altenburgh (ldr), John Greiner (f), Mike Dopkins (g), Mary Louise Knutson (p), John Altenburgh (synth-horn), Mark Farrell (b), Mark Ladley (d, per)

a. ML - 2:59(John Altenburgh) / arr: John Altenburgh
Altenburgh Records LP 12" — Old City   (1990)
Altenburgh Records Cassette — Old City   (1990)

Credits online indicate MLK did vocals on this release, but no indication of which tunes. According to MLK, she does not remember this and can't say which tunes she may have done vocals on.


Date: December 1990 and January 1991
Location: Riverside Productions Recording Studio, Mosinee, WI
Label: Altenburgh Records

The Mark Ladley Trio (ldr), John Greiner (ts), Rose Brezenski (tb), Mary Louise Knutson (p), John Altenburgh, Charlie Hoats (b), Mark Ladley (d)

a. Suddenly It's Spring - 3:41(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
b. A Night In Tunisia - 6:25(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
c. Duke Ellington's Sound of Love - 4:38(Charles Mingus)
d. Bluesette - 3:17(Toots Thielmans, Ivan Lins, Norman Gimbel)
e. Bouncin' With Bud - 4:04(Bud Powell)
f. Joy Spring - 7:06(Clifford Brown)
g. Shiny Stockings - 3:16(Frank Foster, Ella Fitzgerald)
h. In Walked Bud - 3:55(Thelonious Monk)
i. The Blue Room - 6:08(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on: Altenburgh Records CassetteALTN 104 — The Mark Ladley Trio   (1995)
Altenburgh Records CDALTN 104 — The Mark Ladley Trio   (1995)

John Greiner (ts) on c, h-i; Rose Brezenski (tb) on i; John Altenburgh (b) on c, i; Charlie Hoats (b) on a-b, d-h.


Date: 1991
Location: Riverside Productions Recording Studio, Mosinee, WI
Label: Altenburgh Records

Naima (ldr), Joan Griffith (g, synth, b, eb, per), Mary Louise Knutson (p, synth, per), Carole Selin (d, v)

a. So Much Like Real Life - 6:17(Joan Griffith) / arr: Joan Griffith
b. Sleep Talk - 4:01(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
c. What Is This Thing Called Love - 3:37(Cole Porter)
d. Little Song - 4:43(Arild Anderson, Joan Griffith) / arr: Joan Griffith
e. If You Please - 5:01(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
f. In Spring - 6:07(Joan Griffith) / arr: Joan Griffith
g. Autumn Leaves - 5:33(Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
h. Call Me When You Get There - 4:49(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
i. Your Lady - 4:41(John Coltrane)
All titles on: Altenburgh Records Cassette105 — So Much Like Real Life   (1991)
Altenburgh Records CD105 — So Much Like Real Life   (1991)

Date: 1991
Location: Riverside Productions Recording Studio, Mosinee, WI
Label: Altenburgh Records

John Altenburgh (ldr), John Altenburgh (p), Steve Dwyer, Mark Farrell, Mary Louise Knutson, Chris O'Keefe, Fran Schilling (v)

a. The Scott Street Shuffle - 3:20(John Altenburgh) / arr: John Altenburgh
Altenburgh Records LP 12" — Vol. II   (1991)
Altenburgh Records Cassette — Vol. II   (1991)

Date: 1991 - 1992
Location: Riverside Productions Recording Studio, Mosinee, WI
Label: Altenburgh Records

John Greiner (ldr), John Greiner (ts), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Charlie Hoats (b), Mark Ladley (d), Jim Novak (rEng)

a. Thing in D Flat - 3:50(John Coltrane)
b. Shades - 7:33(John Greiner, Balter Space)
c. Tone Poem #1 - 4:58(John Greiner, Mark Ladley)
d. I Thought About You - 7:06(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
e. Like Someone In Love - 7:07(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
f. Don't You Know I Care - 7:58(Duke Ellington, Mack David)
g. Satellite - 3:09(John Coltrane)
All titles on: Altenburgh Records CD — Shades   (1992)

Date: 1991, 1993
Location: Minnesota Public Radio - Studio M, St. Paul, MN

Steve Vecchi (ldr), Dave Singley (g), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Andy Heglund (d), Steve Vecchi (v)

a. This Love - 4:00(Steve Vecchi)
b. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) - 3:03(Bart Howard)
c. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 4:00(Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
d. The Song Is You - 2:47(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
All titles on: private issue CD — A Return To Melody   (1991)

Dave Singley (g) on b, d.


Date: 1992
Location: Riverside Productions Recording Studio, Mosinee, WI
Label: Altenburgh Records

Mark Ladley (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Charlie Hoats (b), Mark Ladley (d)

a. Night Coming Tenderly - 5:00(Billy Taylor) / arr: Mark Ladley
b. We'll Be Together Again - 6:01(Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine) / arr: Mark Ladley
Both titles on: Altenburgh Records CDALTN 7 — Strictly Business   (1992)

Date: 1995
Location: JPM Studios, Minneapolis, MN

John Penny (ldr), John Penny (g, key, elper), Mary Louise Knutson (elp)

a. Another Journey - 5:24(John Penny)
private issue CD — Urban Tumble   (2016)

Date: June 25, 1998
Location: "A" Room at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Meridian Jazz

Mary Louise Knutson (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Craig Hara (d), Marc Anderson (chk), Steve Wiese (rEng)

a. Call Me When You Get There - 5:21(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
Meridian Jazz CDMJ2001 — Call Me When You Get There   (2001)
Gats Productions of Tokyo CD — Call Me When You Get There   (2004)

Drums for this performance was overdubbed at Creation Audio on December 6, 2000.
Shakers for this performance was overdubbed at Creation Audio on November 6, 2000.


Date: 1999
Location: JPM Studios, Minneapolis, MN

John Penny (ldr), John Penny (g, key, elper), Mary Louise Knutson (elp), Enrique Toussaint (b)

a. Dance The Three - 7:15(John Penny)
private issue CD — Urban Tumble   (2016)

Date: 1999
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Label: Compass Productions

Jeffrey Lowe Bailey (ldr), Kenni Holmen (ss), Kathy Jensen (as), Peter Vircks (ts), Dave Jensen (t), Michael B. Nelson (tb), Mary Louise Knutson (o, p, elp, synth, synth-str), Mike Scott (g), Darold C. McCray (rg), Todd Burrell (p), Jeffrey Lowe Bailey (elp, b), Jeff Victor (synth-str), Kirk Johnson (d), Malo Adams, Kathleen Bradford (v)

a. We Wish You A Merry Christmas - 5:49(traditional) / arr: Jeffrey Lowe Bailey
b. The First Noel - 5:49(traditional) / arr: Jeffrey Lowe Bailey
c. Ding Dong Merrily On High - 4:55(Jehan Tabourot, George Ratcliffe Woodward, Charles Wood) / arr: Jeffrey Lowe Bailey
d. Greensleeves - 6:54(traditional) / arr: Jeffrey Lowe Bailey
e. Joy To The World - 3:54(traditional) / arr: Jeffrey Lowe Bailey
f. O Christmas Tree - 4:28(traditional) / arr: Jeffrey Lowe Bailey
All titles on: Compass Productions CDTTS1010-2 — 'Tis the Season: R & B Christmas   (1999)

Kenni Holmen (ss) on b; Kathy Jensen (as) on e; Peter Vircks (ts) on a; Dave Jensen (t) on d; Michael B. Nelson (tb) on c; Mary Louise Knutson (o) on a, (p) on b, (elp) on c, e-f, (synth) on a, (synth-str) on d; Mike Scott (g) on a, c, f; Darold C. McCray (rg) on f; Todd Burrell (p) on d; Jeffrey Lowe Bailey (elp) on a; Jeff Victor (synth-str) on b; Malo Adams (v) on f; Kathleen Bradford (v) on f.


Date: 1999
Location: The Brewhouse, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Compass Productions

Michael B. Nelson (ldr), The Hornheads (acc), Kenni Holmen (f, ss, ts), Kathy Jensen (cl, as, bar), Steve Strand (ld-t, fh), Dave Jensen (t, fh), Michael B. Nelson (tb), Kent Saunders (g), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Dan Chouinard (b), Peter Johnson (d)

a. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - 4:31(John Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn)
b. O Christmas Tree - 4:37(traditional)
c. We Three Kings - 4:47(John H. Hopkins, Jr.)
d. Silent Night - 4:47(Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber)
e. Go Tell It On The Mountain - 5:23(traditional)
f. Deck The Halls - 4:32(traditional)
g. I Saw Three Ships - 4:50(traditional)
h. O Little Town Of Bethlehem - 5:27(Lewis H. Redner, Phillips Brooks)
i. Angels We Have Heard On High - 5:38(traditional)
j. O Come All Ye Faithful - 5:11(Frederick Oakeley, John Wade)
k. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - 4:39(traditional)
All titles on: Compass Productions CDTTS1012-2 — 'tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (1999)

The Hornheads were Prince's touring and recording horn section from 1991-2001 and recording horn section from 2011-2016.


Date: 2000

Cry Uncle (ldr), Michael B. Nelson (tb), Al Radley (g, v), Mary Louise Knutson (p, synth), Brian Celmer (b), Jeff Kriner (d), Liz Woodworth (v, bkv)

a. Where Do We Go From Here? - 2:26(Liz Woodworth)
b. Everybody's Looking At You - 4:30(Al Radley)
c. Heart of Hearts - 2:17(Liz Woodworth)
All titles on: private issue CD — Cry Uncle   (2000)

Michael B. Nelson (tb) on a-b; Al Radley (g) on b-c, (v) on b; Mary Louise Knutson (p) on a; Liz Woodworth (v) on a, c, (bkv) on b.


Date: May 10 and May 31, 2000
Location: Wild Sound, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Teresa Manzella

Teresa Manzella (ldr), Gary Berg (ts), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Michael O'Brien (b), Tony Moreno (d), Teresa Manzella (v), Matthew Zimmerman (rEng)

a. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - 4:10(Cole Porter)
b. I'll Remember April - 4:44(Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
c. Peel Me A Grape - 6:05(Dave Frishberg)
d. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - 4:43(Irving Berlin)
e. Sassy's Blues - 5:08(Jones, Sarah Vaughan)
All titles on: Teresa Manzella CD — Torch Swingin'   (2000)

Gary Berg (ts) on a, c, e.


Date: June 28, 2000
Location: "A" Room at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Meridian Jazz

Mary Louise Knutson (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Phil Hey (d), Steve Wiese (rEng)

a. How Will I Know? - 5:54(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
Meridian Jazz CDMJ2001 — Call Me When You Get There   (2001)
Gats Productions of Tokyo CD — Call Me When You Get There   (2004)
Genius Entertainment CD — Girls Night Out: Cocktail Hour   (2004)
b. Gone With The Wind - 6:03(Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
Meridian Jazz CDMJ2001 — Call Me When You Get There   (2001)
Gats Productions of Tokyo CD — Call Me When You Get There   (2004)
c. Merle the Pearl - 4:53(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
Meridian Jazz CDMJ2001 — Call Me When You Get There   (2001)
Gats Productions of Tokyo CD — Call Me When You Get There   (2004)
Genius Entertainment CD33512 — Girls Night Out: Jazz After Hours   (2004)
d. Tangerine(Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
unissued

Date: June 29, 2000
Location: "A" Room at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Meridian Jazz

Mary Louise Knutson (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Marc Rio (d), Steve Wiese (rEng)

a. Tangerine - 7:22(Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
b. Meridian - 3:51(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
Genius Entertainment CD — Girls Night Out: Dance All Night   (2004)
DIW Records CDTYP-004 — Jazz Bar 2004   (2004)
c. If You Please - 3:40(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
All titles on: Meridian Jazz CDMJ2001 — Call Me When You Get There   (2001)
Gats Productions of Tokyo CD — Call Me When You Get There   (2004)

Date: November 6, 2000
Location: "A" Room at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Meridian Jazz

Mary Louise Knutson (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Phil Hey (d), Steve Wiese (rEng)

a. On Green Dolphin Street - 5:26(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
b. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - 7:42(Frederick Loewe, Alan Lerner) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
c. Things Ain't What They Used To Be - 5:54(Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
All titles on: Meridian Jazz CDMJ2001 — Call Me When You Get There   (2001)
Gats Productions of Tokyo CD — Call Me When You Get There   (2004)

During this session, Marc Anderson overdubbed shakers on to "Call Me When You Get There" which was recorded on June 25, 1998.


Date: 2002
Location: Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Minnehaha Music

Connie Evingson (ldr), Dave Karr (sax), Doc Severinsen (t), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Terry Burns, David Martin (b), Jay Epstein (d), Shai Hayo (per), Connie Evingson (v), Steve Wiese (rEng)

a. Snowfall(Ruth Thornhill, Claude Thornhill) / arr: Connie Evingson, Sanford Moore
b. I Love The Winter Weather - 3:24(Ticker Freeman, E. Brown) / arr: Connie Evingson, Sanford Moore
c. Carol Of The Bells - 5:16(traditional) / arr: Connie Evingson, Sanford Moore
d. The Christmas Song - 5:48(Mel Torme, Robert Wells) / arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
e. Some Children See Him - 6:03(Alfred Burt, Wihla Hutson) / arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
f. Gesu Bambino - 4:18 arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
g. The Secret of Christmas - 5:55(Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) / arr: Connie Evingson, Sanford Moore
All titles on: Minnehaha Music CDMM2004 — The Secret of Christmas   (2004)

a, b performed as medley.

Dave Karr (sax) on a-d; Doc Severinsen (t) on f; Terry Burns (b) on a-d, g; David Martin (b) on f; Jay Epstein (d) on a-d, g; Shai Hayo (per) on f.

Additional lyrics for Carol of the Bells by Connie Evingson.


Date: 2003
Location: Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Minnehaha Music

Connie Evingson (ldr), Dave Karr (f, ts), Kathy Jensen (ts), Michael B. Nelson (tb), Dave Jensen (fh), Dean Magraw (g, els), Dave Singley (g), Mary Louise Knutson (p, fen), Fulton Tashombe (p), Dan Chouinard (pac), Terry Burns, Anthony Cox, Doug White (b), Jay Epstein, Phil Hey, Marc Rio (d), Daryl Boudreaux (per), Connie Evingson (v), Steve Wiese (rEng)

a. Blackbird - 6:42(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
b. Wait - 4:39(Paul McCartney, John Lennon) / arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
c. The Night Before - 6:10(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
d. Can't Buy Me Love - 5:06(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Connie Evingson
e. From Me To You - 4:11(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
f. Fixing A Hole - 3:29(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
g. When I'm Sixty-Four - 4:36(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Dave Karr
h. I'm Looking Through You - 4:45(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
i. For No One - 4:16(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
j. I Will - 4:26(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Fulton Tashombe
k. Oh! Darling - 4:45(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
l. Got To Get You Into My Life - 5:31(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
m. Good Day Sunshine - 3:54(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson
All titles on: Minnehaha Music CDMM2005 — Let It Be Jazz - Connie Evingson Sings The Beatles   (2005)

Dave Karr (f) on m, (ts) on k; Kathy Jensen (ts) on e, l; Michael B. Nelson (tb) on h, l; Dave Jensen (fh) on e, l; Dean Magraw (g) on e, (els) on a; Dave Singley (g) on b, f, h; Mary Louise Knutson (p) on a-d, g, i, l-m, (fen) on f, h; Fulton Tashombe (p) on j; Dan Chouinard (pac) on g; Terry Burns (b) on b, f-i, k-m; Anthony Cox (b) on a, d-e; Doug White (b) on j; Jay Epstein (d) on a, d-e, j; Phil Hey (d) on g, k; Marc Rio (d) on b, f, h-i, l-m; Daryl Boudreaux (per) on b, h, j, m.


Date: 2005
Location: Hungry Hill Recording Studio

Liz Woodworth (ldr), Ed Willet (a-str, vc), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Josh Munter (b), Jeff Kriner (d), Liz Woodworth (v, bkv), Madeline Hart, Heidi Howes (bkv)

a. My Rose Colored Glasses - 4:23(Liz Woodworth) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
b. Ellis Ave - 4:10(Liz Woodworth) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
c. 12 Angels (Adoption Song) - 3:47(Liz Woodworth) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Liz Woodworth
d. Someone To Be Tender To - 4:23(Liz Woodworth) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Liz Woodworth
e. Oceans and Mountains - 3:41(Liz Woodworth) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Liz Woodworth
All titles on: private issue CD — Green Lily   (2005)

Ed Willet (a-str) on c, (vc) on c; Josh Munter (b) on a; Jeff Kriner (d) on a; Madeline Hart (bkv) on e; Heidi Howes (bkv) on a; Liz Woodworth (bkv) on d.


Date: 2005
Location: The Brewhouse, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Compass Productions

Michael B. Nelson (ldr), The Hornheads (acc), Kenni Holmen (f, ts), Kathy Jensen (f, as, bar), Steve Strand (ld-t), Dave Jensen (t, fh), Michael B. Nelson (tb, shai-hayo), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Dan Chouinard (b)

a. Hot Cha Cha - 3:11(Michael B. Nelson) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
b. Havana After Midnight - 6:26(Michael B. Nelson) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
c. Presentacion de Los Hornheads - 3:05(Michael B. Nelson) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
d. Un Verano Caliente - 5:14(Michael B. Nelson) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
e. Bolera para Maria Loisa - 6:12(Michael B. Nelson) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
All titles on: Compass Productions CDWC-2 — Lifescapes World Celebration: Smokin' Cuban Jazz   (2005)
Compass Productions CD — Havana Nights: Cuban Jazz   (2011)

Date: 2005
Location: The Brewhouse, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Compass Productions

Michael B. Nelson (ldr), The Hornheads (acc), Kenni Holmen (f, as, ts), Kathy Jensen (cl, bcl, as, bar), Steve Strand (ld-t, fh), Dave Jensen (t, fh), Michael B. Nelson (tb), Wade Clark (bt), Bruce Saunders (g), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Peter Johnson (d), Scott "Scooter" Nelson (cng), Susan Crawford, Julia Persitz (vn), Nanette Goldman (vl), Bill Goldman (vc), Michael Gansmoe (v)

a. Sammy D - 4:21(Michael B. Nelson) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
b. Deano, Deano - 4:46(Adi Yeshaya) / arr: Michael B. Nelson, Adi Yeshaya
c. Luck Be A Lady - 3:35(Frank Loesser) / arr: Michael B. Nelson, Adi Yeshaya
d. Martinis At Midnight - 5:34(Michael B. Nelson) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
e. Strictly Taboo - 5:20(Jamey Simmons) / arr: Jamey Simmons
f. Pocket Aces - 4:51(Adi Yeshaya) / arr: Michael B. Nelson, Adi Yeshaya
g. Frankly, My Dear - 5:14(Adi Yeshaya) / arr: Michael B. Nelson, Adi Yeshaya
h. Let's Call It a Night - 5:25(Adi Yeshaya) / arr: Michael B. Nelson, Adi Yeshaya
i. Big Slick - 4:50(Michael B. Nelson) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
j. Easy Does It - 5:14(Adi Yeshaya) / arr: Michael B. Nelson, Adi Yeshaya
k. All In! - 3:30(Michael B. Nelson) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
l. Sammy D - 0:55(Michael B. Nelson) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
All titles on: Compass Productions CDL544-241-2 — Lifescapes: I Love Las Vegas!   (2005)

Michael Gansmoe (v) on l.

Some recording was also done at Echo Bay Studios, New Hope, MN.


Date: 2006
Location: Ficus International, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Joise

Cara de Pau (ldr), Dan Reddan (g, rEng), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Michael B. Nelson (eu), Jason "Kona" Lund (per), Tom Nilen (v)

a. My Best Idea - 4:54(Dan Reddan)
Joise CD — BroZillion   (2006)

Date: 2006
Location: Wild Sound, Minneapolis, MN

Jeff Perry (ldr), Jeff Perry (g), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Phil Hey, Greg Schutte (d)

a. I Shot the Sheriff - 4:19(Bob Marley)
b. What A Wonderful World - 6:21(George David Weiss, Bob Thiele)
c. La Isla Bonita - 4:43(Madonna, Pat Leonard, Bruce Gaitsch)
d. Moonglow - 5:32(Will Hudson, Ed DeLange, Irving Mills)
e. Stella By Starlight - 5:21(Ned Washington, Victor Young)
All titles on: private issue CD — Wonderful World   (2006)

Phil Hey (d) on b-d; Greg Schutte (d) on a, e.


Date: 2007
Location: The Brewhouse, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Compass Productions

Michael B. Nelson (ldr), The Hornheads (acc), Kenni Holmen (f, ts), Kathy Jensen (as, bar), Dave Jensen, Steve Strand (t, fh), Michael B. Nelson (tb), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Dan Chouinard (b), Peter Johnson (d)

a. Here Comes Santa Claus - 4:57(Oakley Haldeman, Gene Autry) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
Compass Productions CD — Tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (2011)
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
b. Frosty The Snowman - 3:11(Walter Rollins, Steve Nelson) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
Compass Productions CD — Tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (2011)
c. Santa Baby - 4:57(Joan Javits, Phil Springer, Tony Springer) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
Compass Productions CD — Tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (2011)
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
d. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - 3:17(Richard S. Willis, Edmund H. Sears) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (2011)
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
e. Let It Snow - 4:14(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
Compass Productions CD — Tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (2011)
f. Deck The Halls - 4:56(traditional) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
Compass Productions CD — Tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (2011)
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
g. We Wish You A Merry Christmas - 4:31(traditional) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
h. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - 5:35(traditional) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
i. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - 3:28(Tommie Connor) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
j. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - 4:47(John Marks) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
k. Winter Wonderland - 4:39(Felix Bernard, Richard Smith) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
Compass Productions CD — Tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (2011)
l. Here We Come A Wassailing - 4:20(traditional) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
Compass Productions CD — Tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (2011)
m. Sleigh Ride - 4:54(Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
n. Ding Dong Merrily On High - 5:42(Jehan Tabourot, George Ratcliffe Woodward, Charles Wood) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
Compass Productions CD — Tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (2011)
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
o. Go Tell It On The Mountain - 4:17(traditional) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (2011)
p. Jingle Bells - 4:33(J. S. Pierpont) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
q. A Holly Jolly Christmas - 4:38(John Marks) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
r. The Twelve Days Of Christmas - 4:46(traditional) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
Compass Productions CD — Tis the Season: Big Band Christmas   (2011)
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
s. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - 3:37(Haven Gillespie, John Fred Coots) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Compass Productions CD — Deck The Halls - Holiday Entertaining   (2008)
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
t. O Christmas Tree - 5:47(traditional) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
Mood Media Entertainment CD — Tis the Season (Big Band Christmas)   (2012)
All titles on: Compass Productions CD39785 — 'Tis the Season: Jingle Bell Jazz   (2007)
Compass Productions CD — Lifescapes: Big Band Christmas   (2009)

Date: May 30, 2009
Location: "A" Room at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Meridian Jazz

Mary Louise Knutson (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Greg Schutte (d)

a. In the Bubble - 5:47(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
b. You Are My Sunshine(Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
c. Luminous - 7:16(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
d. You Don't Know What Love Is - 6:43(Don Raye, Gene DePaul) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
All titles on: Meridian Jazz CDMJ2011 — In the Bubble   (2011)

b, c performed as medley.


Date: 2010
Location: Winterland Studios, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Nightingale Jazz

Paula Lammers (ldr), Vincent Rose (g), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Chris Bates, Billy Peterson (b), Jay Epstein (d), Paula Lammers (v)

a. In The Still Of The Night - 5:34(Cole Porter) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Paula Lammers
b. Moonfall - 6:12(Rupert Holmes) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Paula Lammers
c. You Must Believe In Spring - 4:59(Michel LeGrand, Jacques Demy, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Paula Lammers, Billy Peterson
d. How Can I Keep From Singing? - 5:50(traditional) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Paula Lammers
e. (Not That) South of the Border - 3:51(Judi Donaghy) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
f. And So It Goes - 4:46(Billy Joel) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Paula Lammers
g. Waltz For Debby(Bill Evans, Gene Lees) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Paula Lammers
h. Not While I'm Around - 4:16(Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Paula Lammers
i. Deep Purple - 3:46(Peter DeRose, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Chris Bates, Jay Epstein, Mary Louise Knutson, Paula Lammers
j. Now I've Seen You - 5:14(George Stiles, Anthony Drewe) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Paula Lammers
k. You And The Night And The Music - 4:20(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson, Paula Lammers
l. I'm Just A Lucky So And So - 4:39(Duke Ellington, Mack David) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
m. Two For The Road - 4:15(Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse)
n. You Are There - 2:23(Johnny Mandel, Dave Frishberg)
All titles on: Nightingale Jazz CD — Deep Purple Dreams   (2010)

g, h performed as medley.

Vincent Rose (g) on f, j-k; Chris Bates (b) on d-f, i-k; Billy Peterson (b) on a-c, g-h, l-m; Jay Epstein (d) on a-m.


Date: 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2010
Location: Minnesota
Label: private issue

JazzMN Orchestra (ldr), Brian Grivna, David Milne (as), Clay Pufahl, Pete Whitman (as, ts), Mark Henderson, Dave Karr, Dale Mendenhall (ts), Kathy Jensen, Greg Keel, John Zimmerman (bar), Bernie Edstrom, Jack Gillespie, Jeff Gottwig, Bob Hallgrimson, Dave Jensen, Adam Rossmiller, Steve Strand, Steve Wagner (t), Scott Agster, Ethan Freier, Dave Graf, Michael B. Nelson, Mike Paulson, Dean Sorenson (tb), Wade Clark (tb, bt), John Trantor (bt), Dave Singley (g), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Terry Burns, Ron Evanuik, David Mendenhall, Jay Young (b), Joe Pulice (d), Dave Hagedorn, Rey Rivera (per), Debbie Duncan, Connie Evingson (v)

a. I Love Being Here With You - 3:23(Bill Schluger aka Dave Cavanaugh, Peggy Lee)
b. Lester Leaps In - 3:27(Lester Young)
c. Bluesiando - 6:47
d. Cherokee - 5:43(Ray Noble)
e. Skylark - 5:13(Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
f. Love For Sale - 4:52(Cole Porter)
g. West Side Story Medley - 10:48(Leonard Bernstein)
h. La Comorra - 5:03
i. Splatch - 7:54
j. Blues In The Closet - 4:54(Oscar Pettiford)
All titles on: private issue CD — Enriching Life With Jazz   (2011)

Brian Grivna (as) on a, c-d, f, j; David Milne (as) on b, g-i; Clay Pufahl (as) on e, h-i, (ts) on e, h-i; Mark Henderson (ts) on h-i; Dave Karr (ts) on a-g, j; Dale Mendenhall (ts) on a-g; Kathy Jensen (bar) on a-d, f-i; Greg Keel (bar) on e; John Zimmerman (bar) on j; Bernie Edstrom (t) on g; Jack Gillespie (t) on e; Jeff Gottwig (t) on b, d-f, h-i; Bob Hallgrimson (t) on a-i; Dave Jensen (t) on a-d, f-i; Adam Rossmiller (t) on a, c, e, g; Steve Strand (t) on a-d, f; Steve Wagner (t) on h-i; Scott Agster (tb) on e; Wade Clark (tb) on c-d, f-g, i, (bt) on a, e, h; Ethan Freier (tb) on a-g; Dave Graf (tb) on a, c-f, h-i; Michael B. Nelson (tb) on a-d, f-i; Mike Paulson (tb) on g; Dean Sorenson (tb) on b, h-i; John Trantor (bt) on b; Dave Singley (g) on a-i; Mary Louise Knutson (p) on a-i; Terry Burns (b) on b, d-f; Ron Evanuik (b) on a, c; David Mendenhall (b) on g; Jay Young (b) on h-i; Joe Pulice (d) on a-i; Dave Hagedorn (per) on h-i; Rey Rivera (per) on b; Debbie Duncan (v) on f; Connie Evingson (v) on a.


Date: August 18, 2010
Location: "A" Room at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Meridian Jazz

Mary Louise Knutson (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Phil Hey (d)

a. Bluesette - 7:53(Toots Thielmans, Ivan Lins, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
b. It Could Happen To You - 5:24(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
c. Can You Hear Me Now? - 4:59(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
d. That's All - 7:25(Bob Haymes, Alan E. Brandt) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
All titles on: Meridian Jazz CDMJ2011 — In the Bubble   (2011)

Date: September 9, 2010
Location: "A" Room at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Meridian Jazz

Mary Louise Knutson (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Greg Schutte (d)

a. Talk To Me - 7:54(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
Meridian Jazz CDMJ2011 — In the Bubble   (2011)

Date: November 15, 2010
Location: "A" Room at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Meridian Jazz

Mary Louise Knutson (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Craig Hara (d)

a. Sea of Qi - 6:55(Mary Louise Knutson) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
Meridian Jazz CDMJ2011 — In the Bubble   (2011)

Date: November 20, 2010
Location: "A" Room at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Meridian Jazz

Mary Louise Knutson (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Phil Hey (d)

a. Bernie's Tune - 4:46(Bernie Miller, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Mary Louise Knutson
Meridian Jazz CDMJ2011 — In the Bubble   (2011)

Date: late 2011
Location: Ficus International, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Joise

Cara de Pau (ldr), Dan Reddan (g, rEng), Mary Louise Knutson (p)

a. D Janeiro - 4:20(Dan Reddan)
Joise CD — K7   (2012)

Date: 2012
Location: Wild Sound, Minneapolis, MN

Jeff Perry (ldr), John Bertsch (sax), Jeff Perry (g), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Trenon Graham, Greg Schutte (d)

a. About Time - 4:51(Jeff Perry)
b. Who's To Blame - 4:35(Jeff Perry)
c. Ocean View - 4:33(Jeff Perry)
d. Strawberry/Guitars/With Diamonds - 5:15(John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
e. Up and Over - 6:25(Jeff Perry)
f. I Look At Life - 4:25(Jeff Perry)
g. Days - 5:15(Jeff Perry)
h. Sunlight Reigns - 3:54(Jeff Perry)
i. The Compliment - 4:54(Jeff Perry)
All titles on: private issue CD — About Time   (2012)

John Bertsch (sax) on b; Gordon Johnson (b) on a, e, i; Trenon Graham (d) on a, e, i; Greg Schutte (d) on b-d, f-h.


Date: September 4, 2012
Location: Wild Sound, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Koganote Records

Peter Kogan (ldr), Brian Grivna (ts), Charles Lazarus (t, fh), Tom Ashworth (tb), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Dave Williamson (b), Peter Kogan (d)

a. Frenchy Dog - 6:08(Peter Kogan)
b. Fats Is Beautiful - 4:31(Peter Kogan)
c. Bags Check - 9:56(Peter Kogan)
All titles on: Koganote Records CDKR001 — Cornucopia   (2013)

Brian Grivna (ts) on a, c; Charles Lazarus (t) on a, c, (fh) on b; Tom Ashworth (tb) on a, c.


Date: October 2, 2012
Location: Wild Sound, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Koganote Records

Peter Kogan (ldr), Kenni Holmen (ts), Charles Lazarus (t), Tom Ashworth (tb), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Dave Williamson (b), Peter Kogan (d)

a. Jones Jam - 9:21(Peter Kogan)
Koganote Records CDKR001 — Cornucopia   (2013)

Date: 2013
Location: Audio For the Arts, Madison, WI
Label: Tune Records

Ray Butcher (ldr), Ray Butcher (t), Mary Louise Knutson (p), John Becker (vib, d), Laurie Lang (b), Jim Huwe (d)

a. Jungle Hip - 6:54(Ray Butcher)
b. Sea Space - 6:16(Ray Butcher)
c. Brother Sam - 6:44(Ray Butcher)
All titles on: Tune Records CDTR 003CD — War On the Saints   (2013)

John Becker (vib) on b, (d) on a, c; Jim Huwe (d) on b.


Date: mid 2013
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Label: Belamuziko

Pippi Ardennia (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (elp, synth-str, synth-b), Pippi Ardennia (v)

a. Here's To Life - 5:19(Artie Butler, Phyllis Molinary)
b. Prelude To A Kiss - 3:10(Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills)
Both titles on: Belamuziko CD — Love So Good 2   (2013)

Date: June 22, 2013
Location: Davis Sound, Eden Prairie, MN

James Schattauer (ldr), Dean Magraw (acg, slg), James Schattauer (acg, v), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Marshall Davis (synth, eb), Marc Anderson (per), Claudia Schmidt (bkv)

a. So That We May Know the One - 5:01(James Schattauer) / arr: James Schattauer
b. The Learning - 4:51(James Schattauer) / arr: James Schattauer
c. Every Step Is Home - 5:29(James Schattauer) / arr: James Schattauer
All titles on: private issue CD9857669072 — One   (2013)

Dean Magraw (acg) on c, (slg) on c; Marshall Davis (synth) on b, (eb) on a-b; Marc Anderson (per) on a; Claudia Schmidt (bkv) on c.


Date: April 15, 2014
Location: The Brewhouse, Minneapolis, MN

Wayne Bergeron (ldr), The Hornheads (acc), Dan Higgins (r, sax), Kenni Holmen (ts), Kathy Jensen (bar, spk), Gary Grant (ld-t), Wayne Bergeron, Larry Hall, Dave Jensen, Steve Strand (t), Andy Martin, Michael B. Nelson, Bill Reichenbach (tb), Cory Wong (g), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Jim Anton (b), Petar Janjic (d)

a. Bond Theme - 8:00 arr: Michael B. Nelson
b. You Only Live Twice(John Barry, Leslie Bricusse) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
c. Live and Let Die(Paul McCartney, Linda Louise McCartney) / arr: Michael B. Nelson
All titles unissued.

a, b, c performed as medley.

This session date included only the recording of the rhythm section of Knutson, Wong, Anton and Janjic. The Hornheads - Nelson, Dave and Kathy Jensen, Holmen and Strand - recorded their parts on May 4, 2014 at Bone 2 B Wild Studio . The remainder of Bergeron's band recorded their part on June 18, 2015 at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles.


Date: July 14, 2015
Location: Wild Sound, Minneapolis, MN
Label: WrenSing

Dave Singley (ldr), Kent Saunders (acg), Dave Singley (elg, tam), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Lee Blaske (org), Gordon Johnson (b), Dave Schmalenberger (d)

a. Good Hope - 6:41(David Singley)
WrenSing CD1601 — Good Hope   (2015)

Date: June 27, 2016
Location: Creation Audio in the "A" Room, Minneapolis, MN
Label: Fiddlehead Music

Randy Sabien (ldr), Mary Louise Knutson (p), Chris Bates (b), Jay Epstein (d), Randy Sabien (vn)

a. A Child Is Born - 4:58(Thad Jones, Alec Wilder)
b. Waltz of the Flowers(Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky)
Both titles on: Fiddlehead Music CD — Meet Me Under the Mistletoe   (2016)

a, b performed as medley.


Sessions Reported: 42

Performances Reported: 202

Unique Songs Reported: 190

Unique Issues Reported: 46