Jimmy Cleveland Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Oct 01, 2011


Date: August 4, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury

Jimmy Cleveland (ldr), Jerome Richardson (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Ernie Royal (t), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Barry Galbraith (g), Wade Legge (p), Paul Chambers (b), Joe Harris (d), Quincy Jones (con)

a. 11968-11    I Hadn't Anyone Till You - 4:12  (Ray Noble) / arr: Quincy Jones
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36066 — Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars   (1956)
     Trip LP 12": TLP 5575 — Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars   (1980)
b. 11969-9    See Minor - 4:48  (Jimmy Cleveland, Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36066 — Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars   (1956)
     Trip LP 12": TLP 5575 — Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars   (1980)
     Mercury LP 12": PJC 1 — Music To Live By: Demonstration Record   
c. 11970-9    Love Is Here To Stay - 3:30  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Quincy Jones
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 543 752-2 — Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars   (2000)
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10235 — Complete Recordings   (2006)

Date: August 12, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury

Jimmy Cleveland (ldr), Lucky Thompson (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Ernie Royal (t), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Barry Galbraith (g), Johnny Williams (p), Paul Chambers (b), Max Roach (d), Quincy Jones (con)

a. 11997-10    Hear Ye, Hear Ye - 5:47  (Jimmy Cleveland, Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
b. 11998-8    You Don't Know What Love Is - 4:57  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul) / arr: Quincy Jones
     EmArcy EP 7": EP 1-6534 — Count 'Em/You Don't Know What Love Is   
c. 11999-9    Little Beaver - 7:40  (Jimmy Cleveland, Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
All titles on:      EmArcy LP 12": MG 36066 — Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars   (1956)
     Trip LP 12": TLP 5575 — Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars   (1980)
     Verve CD: 314 543 752-2 — Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars   (2000)
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10235 — Complete Recordings   (2006)

Barry Galbraith (g) on b-c.


Date: November 19 or 22, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury

Jimmy Cleveland (ldr), Lucky Thompson (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Ernie Royal (t), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Barry Galbraith (g), Hank Jones (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Osie Johnson (d), Quincy Jones (con)

a. 12310-20    My One And Only Love - 4:01  (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) / arr: Quincy Jones
b. 12311-4    Love Is Here To Stay - 3:29  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Quincy Jones
c. 12312-4    Vixen - 4:26  (Leonard Feather) / arr: Quincy Jones
d. 12313-2    Count 'Em - 6:33  (Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
     EmArcy EP 7": EP 1-6534 — Count 'Em/You Don't Know What Love Is   
e. 12314-5    Bone Brother - 5:36  (Jimmy Cleveland, Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
All titles on:      EmArcy LP 12": MG 36066 — Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars   (1956)
     Trip LP 12": TLP 5575 — Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars   (1980)
     Verve CD: 314 543 752-2 — Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars   (2000)
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10235 — Complete Recordings   (2006)

Barry Galbraith (g) on a-d.


Date: June 25, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Jimmy Cleveland (ldr), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Barry Galbraith (g), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. CO56248    Wolf Talk - 3:28  (Gigi Gryce)
     Epic LP 12": LN 3297 — Rhythm Plus One   
b. CO56249    Sahara - 2:50  (Benny Golson)
     Epic LP 12": LN 3297 — Rhythm Plus One   
c. CO56250    Blues - 4:49  (Jimmy Cleveland)
     Epic LP 12": LN 3297 — Rhythm Plus One   
d. CO56251    Jimmy's Tune - 3:18  (Jimmy Cleveland)
     Epic LP 12": LN 3339 — After Hours Jazz   
All titles on:      Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 371 — The New York Rhythm Section   

Date: December 12, 1957
Location: Fine Recording, New York City
Label: Mercury

Jimmy Cleveland (ldr), Benny Golson (ts), Art Farmer (t), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Wynton Kelly (p), Eddie Jones (b), Charli Persip (d)

a. 16460 (JB151)    Out Of This World - 4:06  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. 16461 (JB152)    All This And Heaven Too - 5:40  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange) / arr: Benny Golson
     EmArcy EP 7": EP 1-6557 — Cleveland Style, Vol. 2   
c. 16462 (JB153)    Goodbye Ebbets Field - 6:03  (Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
     EmArcy EP 7": EP 1-6557 — Cleveland Style, Vol. 2   
All titles on:      EmArcy LP 12": MG 36126 — Cleveland Style   
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60121 — Cleveland Style   
     Mercury LP 12": EXPR 1019 — Cleveland Style   
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10235 — Complete Recordings   (2006)

Date: December 15, 1957
Location: Fine Recording, New York City
Label: Mercury

Jimmy Cleveland (ldr), Benny Golson (ts), Art Farmer (t), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Jay McAllister (tu), Wynton Kelly (p), Eddie Jones (b), Charli Persip (d)

a. 16463 (JB154)    Posterity - 4:42  (Trevor Duncan) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
     EmArcy EP 7": EP 1-6556 — Cleveland Style, Vol. 1   
b. 16464 (JB155)    A Jazz Ballad - 4:04  (Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
c. 16465 (JB156)    Long Ago And Far Away - 3:21  (Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
     EmArcy EP 7": EP 1-6556 — Cleveland Style, Vol. 1   
d. 16466 (JB157)    Jimmie's Tune - 3:31  (Jimmy Cleveland) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
     EmArcy EP 7": EP 1-6556 — Cleveland Style, Vol. 1   
All titles on:      EmArcy LP 12": MG 36126 — Cleveland Style   
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60121 — Cleveland Style   
     Mercury LP 12": EXPR 1019 — Cleveland Style   
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10235 — Complete Recordings   (2006)

LP label incorrectly credits Long Ago And Far Away to Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger.

"Jimmie's Tune" was composed for Cleveland's son and Doug Leibinger reports that this is not the same composition as "Jimmy's Tune" recorded on June 25, 1956.

Some sources give recording date as December 13, 1957 - further details needed.


Date: December 16, 1958
Location: Fine Recording, New York City
Label: Mercury

Jimmy Cleveland (ldr), Jerome Richardson (ts), Ray Copeland (t), Ernie Royal (fh), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Junior Mance (p), Bill Crow (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 17432 (JB415)    Marie - 4:46  (Irving Berlin) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. 17433 (JB416)    Star Dust - 4:54  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Both titles on:      Mercury LP 12": MG 20442 — A Map Of Jimmy Cleveland   
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60117 — A Map Of Jimmy Cleveland   
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10235 — Complete Recordings   (2006)

Date: December 17, 1958
Location: Fine Recording, New York City
Label: Mercury

Jimmy Cleveland (ldr), Jerome Richardson (ts), Ray Copeland (t), Ernie Royal (fh), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Junior Mance (p), Bill Crow (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 17434 (JB417)    The Best Things In Life Are Free - 4:36  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. 17435 (JB418)    A Hundred Years From Today - 4:38  (Victor Young, Ned Washington, Joe Young) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Both titles on:      Mercury LP 12": MG 20442 — A Map Of Jimmy Cleveland   
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60117 — A Map Of Jimmy Cleveland   
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10235 — Complete Recordings   (2006)

Date: December 18, 1958
Location: Fine Recording, New York City
Label: Mercury

Jimmy Cleveland (ldr), Jerome Richardson (f, ts), Ray Copeland (t), Ernie Royal (fh), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Junior Mance (p), Bill Crow (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 17436 (JB419)    Jimmy's Old Funky Blues - 8:44  (Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. 17437 (JB420)    Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - 5:13  (Traditional) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
c. 17438 (JB421)    Jay Bird - 3:38  (J. J. Johnson) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
All titles on:      Mercury LP 12": MG 20442 — A Map Of Jimmy Cleveland   
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60117 — A Map Of Jimmy Cleveland   
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10235 — Complete Recordings   (2006)

Jerome Richardson (f) on a.


Date: February 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury

Jimmy Cleveland (ldr), Jerome Richardson (f, bar), Benny Golson (ts), Art Farmer (t), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. 18130 (JB456)    Our Delight - 4:30  (Tadd Dameron) / arr: Benny Golson
b. 18131 (JB457)    Crazy Rhythm - 3:55  (Irving Caesar, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Joseph Meyer) / arr: Gigi Gryce
c. 18132 (JB458)    Reminiscing - 3:02  (Gigi Gryce) / arr: Gigi Gryce
d. 18133 (JB459)    We Never Kissed - 3:46  (Melba Liston) / arr: Melba Liston
e. 18134 (JB460)    Old Reliable - 4:16  (Eli 'Lucky' Thompson) / arr: Benny Golson
f. 18135 (JB461)    Tricotism - 7:59  (Oscar Pettiford) / arr: Benny Golson
g. 18136 (JB462)    Tom-Kattin' - 3:33  (Eli 'Lucky' Thompson) / arr: Benny Golson
All titles on:      EmArcy LP 12": SRE 66003 — Rhythm Crazy   (1964)
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10235 — Complete Recordings   (2006)

Jerome Richardson (f) on a-e, g; (bar) on f.

Jimmy Cleveland credits Melba Liston with the arrangement of "We Never Kissed," contrary to liner notes.

"Tom-Kattin'" incorrectly attributed to Oscar Pettiford on album sleeve.

While unconfirmed, it is likely that Gryce was present in the studio to direct his arrangements.


Date: 1990s?
Label: [private recording]

Jimmy Cleveland (ldr), Pete Christlieb, Jerry Pinter (ts), Bob Ojeda, Bob Summers (t), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Bob Sanders (tu), John Collins (g), Cecilia Coleman, Jack Wilson (p), Chris Colangelo, Andy Simpkins (b), Paul Humphrey, Tony Inzalaco (d), Janet Thurlow Cleveland (v)

a. 01    I've Got A Crush On You - 4:21  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
b. 02    Don't Worry 'Bout Me - 3:16  (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler)
c. 03    I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me - 2:08  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Clarence Gaskill)
d. 04    Here's That Rainy Day - 4:08  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
e. 05    The Eyes Of Love - 4:04  (Quincy Jones, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
f. 06    If You Could See Me Now - 4:18  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
g. 07    Eclipse - 4:16  (Charles Mingus)
h. 08    Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams - 2:09  (Harry Barris, Ted Koehler, Billy Moll)
i. 09    He's Gone Again - 5:06  (Curtis Lewis, Curley Hamner, Gladys Hampton)
j. 10    It Had To Be You - 2:11  (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn)
k. 11    Penthouse Serenade - 3:26  (Val Burton, Will Jason)
l. 12    Tenderly - 3:44  (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence)
m. 13    Last Night When We Were Young - 6:48  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
n. 14    Blue Light - 4:30  (Bob Ojeda)
All titles on:      J. C. Recordings CD: - — The Jimmy Cleveland Jazz Octet Featuring Janet Thurlow Cleveland   

Janet Thurlow Cleveland (v) on a-m.

Collective personnel - specific octet configurations unknown.

Electric piano is heard on "Eclipse". Saxophonists double on flutes as well as soprano and baritone saxophones. Further investigation needed.

Some (earlier?) issues contain only a-g.