Virgil Gonsalves Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: September 23, 1954
Location: Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Label: Nocturne

Virgil Gonsalves (ldr), Buddy Wise (ts), Virgil Gonsalves (bar), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Lou Levy (p), Harry Babasin (b), Larry Bunker (d)

a. a-01    Bounce - 3:16  (Bob Searle)
b. a-02    Out Of Nowhere - 2:28  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
c. a-03    Too Marvelous For Words - 4:02  (Johnny Mercer, Richard Whiting)
d. b-01    It Might As Well Be Spring - 3:54  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
e. b-02    Yesterdays - 3:24  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
     Liberty LP 12": LJH 6001 — Jazz In Hollywood   (1955)
     Liberty LP 12": LRP 3292 — Jazz Montage   
f. b-03    Love Me Or Leave Me - 2:29  (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
     Liberty LP 12": LJH 6001 — Jazz In Hollywood   (1955)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 3707-2 — Specialty/HiFiJazz/Nocturne - Original Jazz Classics Sampler   (2002)
All titles on:      Nocturne LP 10": NLP 8 — Virgil Gonsalves Sextet   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1889-2 — Jazz In Hollywood   (1997)
     Fresh Sound CD: NR3CD 101 — The Complete Nocturne Recordings, Volume One   (1998)

Date: November 1955
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Liberty

Virgil Gonsalves (ldr), Danny Patiris (ts), Virgil Gonsalves (bar), Bob Bagley (vtb), Clyde Pound (p), Ron Crotty, Max Hartstein (b), Gus Gustafson (d)

a. a-01    Whitewash - 3:01  (Jerry Cournoyer)
b. a-02    Love Is Here To Stay - 2:54  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c. a-03    Lost World - 2:37  (Jerry Cournoyer)
d. a-04    I'll Take Romance - 2:35  (Ben Oakland, Oscar Hammerstein II)
e. a-05    Searle's Corner - 2:33  (Bob Searle)
f. a-06    Viva Zapata - 3:43  (Shorty Rogers)
g. b-01    Half Mine - 2:32  (Bob Searle)
h. b-02    Goody Goody - 3:05  (Matt Malneck, Johnny Mercer)
i. b-03    Gar-Din - 2:55  (John Marabuto)
j. b-04    My Heart Stood Still - 2:58  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
k. b-05    Fascinating Rhythm - 2:43  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
l. b-06    Bags' Groove - 3:15  (Milt Jackson)
All titles on:      Liberty LP 12": LJH 6010 — Jazz - San Francisco Style   

LP issue credits "Bags' Groove" to Gonsalves - confirmation needed that this is actually the Milt Jackson composition.

Bassist specifics unknown.


Date: ca. 1959
Location: San Francisco, CA
Label: Omega

Virgil Gonsalves (ldr), Bob Davidson, Leo Wright (as), Danny Patiris, Chuck Peterson (ts), Virgil Gonsalves (bar), Billy Catalano, John Coppola, Jerry Cournoyer, Mike Downs, Dick Mills (t), Merrill Hoover, Junior Mance (p), Eddie Khan (b), Benny Barth (d)

a. a-01    Stablemates - 5:07  (Benny Golson) / arr: Jerry Cournoyer
b. a-02    A Sunday Kind Of Love - 4:42  (Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Louis Prima, Stanley Rhodes) / arr: Jerry Cournoyer
c. a-03    Moment's Notice - 3:40  (John Coltrane) / arr: Jerry Cournoyer
d. a-04    Steresis - 4:10  (Jerry Cournoyer) / arr: Jerry Cournoyer
e. a-05    Blue Bird - 7:52  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on:      Omega LP 12": OSL 47 — Jazz At Monterey   
     Omega LP 12": OLP 1047 — Jazz At Monterey   
     V.S.O.P. CD: 24 — Jazz At Monterey   

Merrill Hoover (p) on b; Junior Mance (p) on a, c-e.


Date: ca. 1959
Location: San Francisco, CA
Label: Omega

Virgil Gonsalves (ldr), Danny Patiris (ts), Virgil Gonsalves (bar), Mike Downs (t), Merrill Hoover (p), Eddie Khan (b), Al Randell (d)

a. b-01    Little Melonae - 7:19  (Jackie McLean)
b. b-02    Sharon - 4:47  (Danny Patiris)
c. b-03    Oasis - 5:45  (Virgil Gonsalves)
d. b-04    Lover Man - 4:50  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
All titles on:      Omega LP 12": OSL 47 — Jazz At Monterey   
     Omega LP 12": OLP 1047 — Jazz At Monterey   
     V.S.O.P. CD: 24 — Jazz At Monterey