Mike Crotty Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Oct 01, 2011


Date: December 12, 1977
Location: Frankie Condon's, Rockville, MD
Label: [private recording]

Mike Crotty (ldr), Bill Schremp (bcl, bar), Mike Crotty (ss, as), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Rick Parrell (as), Pete Ferrara (ts), Tim Bowen, Dave Russell, Craig Ryan, Ken Smukal (t, fh), Vaughn Nark (t, fh, vtb), Larry Farris, John Hager, Jim Templin (tb), Henry Heiser (btb), Wiley Porter (g), Paul Morawski (ep), Wade Matthews (eb), Charlie Braugham (d)

a. 01    Chalet Co-Win  (Mike Barone) / arr: Mike Barone
b. 02    The Little Pixie  (Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
c. 03    Salina Came Home  (Kim Richmond) / arr: Kim Richmond
d. 04    Los Ciros  (Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
e. 05    Do Have At It  (Paul Kondziela) / arr: Paul Kondziela
f. 06    Sometimes In Winter  (Steve Katz) / arr: Bryan Kidd
g. 07    Along Came Betty  (Benny Golson) / arr: Mike Crotty
h. 08    Outrageous Mother  (Phil Wilson) / arr: Phil Wilson
i. 09    The Entertainer  (Scott Joplin) / arr: Mike Crotty
j. 10    [unknown title]  (Composer Unknown)

Group known as The Sunday Morning Jazz Band. Personnel needs confirmation. Saxophones double on various woodwinds.

Bill Kirchner (ss) solos on a. b. e. h. j.


Date: April 23, 1979
Location: Frankie Condon's, Rockville, MD
Label: [private recording]

Mike Crotty (ldr), Jack Wolfe (f, cl, as), Bill Kirchner (cl, ts), Barry Weinstein (cl, as), Bill Schremp (bcl, bar), Mike Crotty (ts, bsx, con), Pete Ferrara (ts), Tim Bowen, Tony Ebersole, George Horan, Dave Russell (t), Doug Elliott, Larry Farris, John Hager (tb), Wiley Porter (g), Paul Morawski (p), Paul Langosch (b), Mark Hynes (d), Bob Drummond, Toni Wilson (v)

a. I - 01    A Night In Tunisia  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) / arr: Dizzy Gillespie
b. I - 02    Body And Soul  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) / arr: George Handy
c. I - 03    Two Spoos In An Igloo  (Boyd Raeburn, Edwin Finckel) / arr: Eddie Finckel
d. I - 04    Out Of This World  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: George Handy
e. I - 05    How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis) / arr: Johnny Richards
f. I - 06    Yerxa  (George Handy, Hal McKusick) / arr: George Handy
g. I - 07    Blue Skies  (Irving Berlin) / arr: Johnny Richards
h. I - 08    Memphis In June  (Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: George Handy
i. I - 09    Groovin' High  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Eddie Finckel
j. I - 10    Casa Blanca [aka Bagdad]  (Juan Tizol) / arr: Duke Ellington
k. I - 11    Star Dust  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: George Williams
l. I - 12    Forgetful  (George Handy, Jack Segal) / arr: George Handy
m. I - 13    Dalvatore Sally  (George Handy) / arr: George Handy
n. II - 01    Tonsillectomy  (George Handy, Hal McKusick) / arr: George Handy
o. II - 02    I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Clarence Gaskill) / arr: George Handy
p. II - 03    Prelude To The Dawn  (Joseph Myrow) / arr: Johnny Richards
q. II - 04    Bernie's Tune [aka Bobby Sox]  (Bernie Miller, Bobby Lehman) / arr: Bobby Lehman
r. II - 05    Foolish Little Boy  (George Handy) / arr: George Handy
s. II - 06    There's No You  (George Durgom, Hal Hopper, Tom Adair) / arr: George Handy
t. II - 07    Wanting You  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Johnny Richards
u. II - 08    The Early Boyd  (Edwin Finckel) / arr: Eddie Finckel
v. II - 09    Rip Van Winkle  (George Handy, Howard Leeds, Bob Wells) / arr: George Handy
w. II - 10    Dalvatore Sally  (George Handy) / arr: George Handy

Bob Drummond (v) on d, l, s; Toni Wilson (v) on b, e, h, k, o, v.

Group known as The Sunday Morning Jazz Band. Concert titled "Music Of Boyd Raeburn".

Personnel needs confirmation. Additional personnel (2 frh, hrp) unknown.


Date: May 9, 1980
Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum Of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Label: [private recording]

Mike Crotty (ldr), Bill Kirchner, Jack Wolfe (f, cl, as), C. J. Landry, Angelo Tompros (cl, ts), Bill Schremp (bcl, bar), Mike Crotty (ts, bsx, con), Tim Bowen, Tony Ebersole, James Howard, Steve Jones, Dave Russell, Wayne Toyne (t), Nels Magelsson, Evelyn Zeller (frh), Larry Farris, Ken Hedberg, Jim Templin (tb), Dallas Parker (btb), Jack Zucker (g), Paul Morawski (p), Paul Langosch (b), Mark Hynes, Mel Lewis (d), Larry Odom (hrp), David Allyn, Toni Wilson (v)

a. 01    Foolish Little Boy  (George Handy) / arr: George Handy
b. 02    There's No You  (George Durgom, Hal Hopper, Tom Adair) / arr: George Handy
c. 03    Memphis In June  (Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: George Handy
d. 04    Body And Soul  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) / arr: George Handy
e. 05    I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Clarence Gaskill) / arr: George Handy
f. 06    The Early Boyd  (Edwin Finckel) / arr: Eddie Finckel
g. 07    Two Spoos In An Igloo  (Boyd Raeburn, Edwin Finckel) / arr: Eddie Finckel
h. 08    Yerxa  (George Handy, Hal McKusick) / arr: George Handy
i. 09    The Stockinghorse  (George Handy) / arr: George Handy
j. 10    Tonsillectomy  (George Handy, Hal McKusick) / arr: George Handy
k. 11    Worry? No. Waltz.  (George Handy) / arr: George Handy
l. 12    Dalvatore Sally  (George Handy) / arr: George Handy
m. 13    Prelude To The Dawn  (Joseph Myrow) / arr: Johnny Richards
n. 14    Stormy Weather  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Johnny Richards
o. 15    Rip Van Winkle  (George Handy, Howard Leeds, Bob Wells) / arr: George Handy
p. 16    Where You At?  (George Handy, Jack Segal) / arr: George Handy
q. 17    Forgetful  (George Handy, Jack Segal) / arr: George Handy
r. 18    Picnic In The Wintertime  (George Handy) / arr: George Handy
s. 19    I Only Have Eyes For You  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: George Handy
t. 20    Out Of This World  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: George Handy
u. 21    A Night In Tunisia  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) / arr: Dizzy Gillespie
v. 22    Dalvatore Sally  (George Handy) / arr: George Handy

Mark Hynes (d) on a-e, i-s, v; Mel Lewis (d) on f-h, t-u; David Allyn (v) on b-c, p-t; Toni Wilson (v) on c-e, o-p.

Group known as The Sunday Morning Jazz Band. Concert titled "Music Of Boyd Raeburn".

Arranger of n uncertain.


Date: October 1980
Location: Bias Studios, Springfield, VA
Label: Jazz Heritage

Mike Crotty (ldr), Mike Crotty (as, con), Mike Redford (as), C. J. Landry, Jack Wolfe (ts), Bill Schremp (bar), Tim Bowen, Tony Ebersole, Steve Robinson, Dave Russell, Wayne Toyne (t), Larry Farris, Ken Hedberg, Jim Templin (tb), Dallas Parker (btb), Wiley Porter (g), Paul Langosch (b)

a. a-01    Jeannine - 5:59  (Duke Pearson) / arr: Mike Crotty
b. a-02    Tone Poem For A Rainy Day - 6:05  (Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
c. a-03    Sunlit Dreams - 9:34 arr: Mike Crotty
d. b-01    In Search Of The Phoenix - 6:02  (Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
e. b-02    Soul Eyes - 7:08  (Mal Waldron) / arr: Mike Crotty
f. b-03    Well, You Needn't - 7:46  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Mike Crotty
All titles on:      Jazz Heritage LP 12": JHI 81001 — In Search Of The Phoenix   (1981)

Group known as The Sunday Morning Jazz Band. Saxophones double on various woodwinds.


Date: February 19, 1982
Location: Jazz Forum, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Mike Crotty (ldr), Kenny Berger (bcl, bar), Bill Kirchner (ss, ts), Dick Oatts (ss, as), Mark Kirk (as), Ralph Lalama (ts), Tom Harrell, John McNeil, Joe Mosello, Simo Salminen, Bill Warfield (t, fh), Lolly Bienenfeld, Robin Eubanks, Birch Johnson (tb), Douglas Purviance (btb), Ted Seibs (vib, per), Chuck Loeb (g), Greg Kogan (p), Andy McKee (b), Charlie Braugham (d), Mike Crotty (con)

a. 01    Tidal Breeze  (Harold Danko) / arr: Mike Crotty
b. 02    Once I Loved [aka O Amor Em Paz]  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Ray Gilbert) / arr: Mike Crotty
c. 03    Floating  (Gerry Niewood) / arr: Mike Crotty
d. 04    Along Came Betty  (Benny Golson) / arr: Mike Crotty
e. 05    Bass Is Loaded  (Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
f. 06    Tone Poem For A Rainy Day  (Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
g. 07    Yesterdays  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Mike Crotty
h. 08    Well, You Needn't  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Mike Crotty
i. 09    Stella By Starlight  (Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: Mike Crotty
j. 10    And Grieved We All At Summer's Passing  (Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
k. 11    Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Mike Crotty
l. 12    Quiet Resolution  (Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
m. 13    So What  (Miles Davis) / arr: Mike Crotty
n. 14    Soul Eyes  (Mal Waldron) / arr: Mike Crotty
o. 15    In Search Of The Phoenix  (Mike Crotty) / arr: Mike Crotty
p. 16    Georgia On My Mind  (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) / arr: Mike Crotty

Saxophonists double on various woodwinds.