Chris Byars Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Oct 01, 2011


Date: December 20, 2001 and February 27, 2002
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Chris Byars, Sasha Dobson (ldr), Chris Byars (f, cl, ts, con), Gary Pribek (f, as), Mark Lopeman (cl, bar), Richie Vitale (t, fh), John Mosca (tb), Sacha Perry (p), Neal Miner (b), Andy Watson (d), Sasha Dobson (v)

a. 01    Who Will Buy? - 5:30  (Lionel Bart) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
b. 02    You Go To My Head - 3:29  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
c. 03    Goodbye - 3:45  (Gordon Jenkins) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
d. 04    Corcovado [aka Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars] - 3:48  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
e. 05    What Is This Thing Called Love - 3:32  (Cole Porter) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
f. 06    Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry - 3:52  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
g. 07    Detour Ahead - 5:08  (Lou Carter, Herb Ellis, John Frigo) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
h. 08    I'm Beginning To See The Light - 2:47  (Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Harry James, Don George) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
i. 09    Sophisticated Lady - 4:11  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
j. 10    I'll Get By - 2:25  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
k. 11    If You Could See Me Now - 3:17  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
l. 12    April In Paris - 3:21  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
m. 13    The Song Is You - 3:43  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0005 — The Darkling Thrush   (2004)
n.     Conception - 4:48  (George Shearing) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
o.     Manhattan Valley - 4:27  (Chris Byars) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
p.     Night Owls - 4:41  (Neal Miner) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
q.     Blue Gardenia - 5:11  (Lester Lee, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
r.     Gnid - 5:13  (Tadd Dameron) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
s.     The Inevitable - 4:51  (Chris Byars) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
t.     Village Beauty - 5:37  (Richie Vitale) / arr: Richie Vitale
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)
     [no label] CD: — The Real Underground   
u.     All Or Nothing At All - 5:06  (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)
v.     In Da Funhouse - 6:41  (Sacha Perry) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)
w.     The Way You Look Tonight - 3:12  (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)
x.     Nancy (With The Laughing Face) - 4:04  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Phil Silvers) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)
y.     Let's Kiss And Make Up - 5:21  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Chris Byars
     Smalls CD: SRCD 0013 — Night Owls   (2006)

Sasha Dobson (ldr) on a-m; (v) on a-m.

Dates given as December 28, 2001 and February 26, 2002 on Chris Byars CD.


Date: November 2 & 3, 2006
Location: New York City
Label: Smalls

Chris Byars (ldr), Chris Byars (ss, as, ts), Sacha Perry (p), Ari Roland (b), Andy Watson (d)

a. 01    Aquarian Epoch - 8:03  (Chris Byars)
b. 02    Milton - 7:25  (Chris Byars)
c. 03    Safe At Home - 7:12  (Chris Byars)
d. 04    Acoustic Phenomenon - 9:28  (Chris Byars)
e. 05    Manhattan Valley - 7:49  (Chris Byars)
f. 06    Cliff Diving - 6:46  (Chris Byars)
g. 07    Riddle Of The Sphinx - 6:38  (Chris Byars)
h. 08    A. T. - 6:35  (Chris Byars)
All titles on:      Smalls CD: SRCD 0021 — Photos In Black, White And Gray   (2007)

Chris Byars (ss) on c; (as) on a, d-f; (ts) on b, g-h.


Date: October 29, 2007
Location: Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City
Label: Smalls

Chris Byars (ldr), Chris Byars (f, as, ts), James Byars (enh), John Mosca (tb), Ari Roland (b), Stefan Schatz (d)

a. 01    The Better To See You - 7:42  (Chris Byars)
b. 02    Tonpa Shenrab - 11:07  (Chris Byars)
c. 03    Blues Under The Boddhi Tree - 5:32  (Chris Byars)
d. 04    Buddha Shakyamuni - 9:24  (Chris Byars)
e. 05    Arhat - 7:04  (Chris Byars)
f. 06    Chakrasamvara - 8:42  (Chris Byars)
g. 07    Rahula - 5:58  (Chris Byars)
h. 08    Just Ask - 4:45  (Chris Byars)
i. 09    Whispered Tradition - 6:54  (Chris Byars)
All titles on:      Smalls CD: SRCD 0032 — Jazz Pictures At An Exhibition Of Himalayan Art   (2008)

Chris Byars (f) on f; (as) on b; (ts) on a, c-i; James Byars (enh) on b, d, f.


Date: March 31, 2008
Location: Knoop Recording Studio, River Edge, NJ
Label: SteepleChase

Chris Byars (ldr), Chris Byars (f, ss, as, ts), James Byars (ob), John Mosca (tb), Sacha Perry (p), Ari Roland (b), Stefan Schatz (d)

a. 01    Lucky Swing - 7:02  (Chris Byars)
b. 02    Sans Souci - 6:15  (Gigi Gryce)
c. 03    Al-Ghashiya - 10:45  (Gigi Gryce)
d. 04    The Infant's Song - 6:50  (Gigi Gryce)
e. 05    Baba's Blues - 8:14  (Gigi Gryce)
f. 06    Shabozz - 8:07  (Gigi Gryce)
g. 07    Blue Lights - 7:05  (Gigi Gryce)
h. 08    Anne Marie (I Need You So) - 6:53  (Gigi Gryce)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31662 — Blue Lights: The Music Of Gigi Gryce   (2009)

Chris Byars (f) on b; (ss) on c; (as) on d, f, h; (ts) on a, c, e, g; James Byars (ob) on b.