James Clay Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Oct 01, 2011


Date: July 25, 1956
Location: Forum Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Label: [private recording]

James Clay (ldr), James Clay (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Jimmy Bond (b), Peter Littman (d)

a.     In A Sentimental Mood - 3:31  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 437 — Tenorman: The Kid From Dallas   (2007)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84440 2 — Tenorman   

Date: April 26, 1960
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

James Clay, David 'Fathead' Newman (ldr), James Clay (f, ts), David 'Fathead' Newman (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Sam Jones (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. a-01    Wide Open Spaces - 12:15  (Babs Gonzales [Lee Brown])
b. a-02    They Can't Take That Away From Me - 6:34  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c. b-01    Some Kinda Mean - 6:35  (Keter Betts)
d. b-02    What's New - 5:46  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
e. b-03    Figger-Ration - 8:51  (Babs Gonzales [Lee Brown])
All titles on:      Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 257 — The Sound Of The Wide Open Spaces   (1988)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 1178 — The Sound Of The Wide Open Spaces   
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 12-327 — The Sound Of The Wide Open Spaces   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1075-2 — The Sound Of The Wide Open Spaces   (2002)

James Clay (f) on d; (ts) on a-c, e.


Date: October 11, 1960
Location: United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Riverside

James Clay (ldr), James Clay (f, ts), Nat Adderley (c), Victor Feldman (vib), Gene Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. tk 5   alt New Delhi - 6:30  (Victor Feldman)
b. tk 6    New Delhi - 6:35  (Victor Feldman)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 9349 — A Double Dose Of Soul   
c.     I Remember You - 6:33  (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 9349 — A Double Dose Of Soul   
d. tk 1   alt Come Rain Or Come Shine - 6:07  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
e. tk 8    Come Rain Or Come Shine - 5:36  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 9349 — A Double Dose Of Soul   
f.     Pockets - 8:02  (Nat Adderley)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 9349 — A Double Dose Of Soul   
g.     Pavanne - 5:57  (Victor Feldman)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 9349 — A Double Dose Of Soul   
h.     Linda Serene - 4:06  (Daniel Jackson)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 9349 — A Double Dose Of Soul   
i.     Lost Tears - 3:12  (Daniel Jackson)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 9349 — A Double Dose Of Soul   
All titles on:      Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1790-2 — A Double Dose Of Soul   (1992)

James Clay (f) on a-c, g; (ts) on d-f, h-i; Nat Adderley (c) on d-f, h-i; Victor Feldman (vib) on a-c, g.


Date: August 7, 1981
Location: International Jazz Festival - Meervart, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Label: [radio broadcast]

James Clay (ldr), James Clay (ts), Roland Hanna (p), Marc Johnson (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. 01    Solid - 13:27  (Sonny Rollins)
b. 02    Body And Soul - 10:41  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
c. 03    Blues For Abbie - 10:49
d. 04    I Remember You - 10:36  (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
e. 05    Blue Bossa - 12:37  (Kenny Dorham)
f. 06    Poor Butterfly - 11:46  (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell)

Date: January 29, 1989
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Antilles

James Clay (ldr), James Clay (ts), Cedar Walton (p), David Williams (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 01    Things Ain't What They Used To Be - 5:42  (Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons)
b. 02    My Foolish Heart - 8:22  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
c. 03    Raincheck - 6:29  (Billy Strayhorn)
d. 04    The Very Thought Of You - 6:11  (Ray Noble)
e. 05    I Mean You - 6:55  (Thelonious Monk)
f. 06    I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart - 5:04  (Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, John Redmond, Irving Mills)
g. 07    Just In Time - 7:17  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
h. 08    I Can't Get Started - 7:08  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
i. 09    Trane's Blues [aka Vierd Blues; aka John Paul Jones] - 7:05  (John Coltrane)
j. 10    Body And Soul - 7:48  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
All titles on:      Antilles CD: 422 484 279-2 — I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart   (1991)

"Trane's Blues" listed as "John Paul Jones".


Date: November 10, 1990
Location: Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

James Clay, Tom Kirkpatrick (ldr), James Clay (ts), Tom Kirkpatrick (t), Rein de Graaff (p), Koos Serierse (b), Eric Ineke (d)

a. 01    Billie's Bounce - 13:00  (Charlie Parker)
b. 02    My Little Suede Shoes - 13:10  (Charlie Parker)
c. 03    Confirmation - 14:50  (Charlie Parker)
d. 04    Autumn In New York - 5:40  (Vernon Duke)
e. 05    Cheryl - 13:30  (Charlie Parker)
f. 06    Scrapple From The Apple - 13:10  (Charlie Parker)
g. 07    Star Eyes - 16:30  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
h. 08    I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - 7:10  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
i. 09    Ornithology - 11:10  (Charlie Parker, Bennie Harris)
j. 10    Now's The Time - 10:50  (Charlie Parker)

James Clay (ts) on a-c, e-j; Tom Kirkpatrick (t) on a-g, i-j.

Video recording exists.


Date: June 18 & 19, 1991
Location: BMG Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Antilles

James Clay (ldr), James Clay, David 'Fathead' Newman (ts), Roy Hargrove (t), Kirk Lightsey (p), Christian McBride (b), Winard Harper (d)

a. 01    Cookin' At The Continental - 7:09  (Horace Silver)
b. 02    Sister Sadie - 7:13  (Horace Silver)
c. 03    Moanin' - 8:55  (Bobby Timmons)
d. 04    Crazeology [aka Little Benny] - 4:00  (Bud Powell)
e. 05    Easy Living - 8:56  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
f. 06    Georgia On My Mind - 5:48  (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell)
g. 07    Barbados - 4:52  (Charlie Parker)
h. 08    You're Mine, You - 6:31  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
i. 09    Wide Open Spaces - 5:36  (Babs Gonzales [Lee Brown])
All titles on:      Antilles CD: 314 510 724-2 — Cookin' At The Continental   (1992)

David 'Fathead' Newman (ts) on a-c, i; Roy Hargrove (t) on b-c; Kirk Lightsey (p) on a-c, e-i; Winard Harper (d) on a-c, e-i.