Bill Hardman Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: October 18, 1961
Location: Medallion Studios, Newark, NJ
Label: Savoy

Bill Hardman (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Bill Hardman (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Bob Cunningham, Doug Watkins (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a. SWH1891    Capers - 7:11  (Tom McIntosh)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12170 — Bill Hardman   (1962)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 — Saying Something   (1986)
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92879-2 — Reflections Of Buhaina   (2000)
b. SWH1892    Jo B. - 9:52  (Bill Hardman)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12170 — Bill Hardman   (1962)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 — Saying Something   (1986)
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92879-2 — Reflections Of Buhaina   (2000)
c. SWH1893    Assunta - 6:11  (Cal Massey)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12170 — Bill Hardman   (1962)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 — Saying Something   (1986)
d. SWH1895   alt Capers  (Tom McIntosh)
e. SWH1896   alt It Ain't Happened Yet - 5:20  (Bill Hardman)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12170 — Bill Hardman   (1962)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 — Saying Something   (1986)
f. SWH1897   alt Angel Eyes - 5:57  (Matt Dennis, Earl Brent)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12170 — Bill Hardman   (1962)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 — Saying Something   (1986)
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92879-2 — Reflections Of Buhaina   (2000)
g. SWH1898   alt With Malice Toward None - 3:56  (Tom McIntosh, Jon Hendricks)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 — Saying Something   (1986)
     Savoy Jazz CD: 92879-2 — Reflections Of Buhaina   (2000)
h. SWH1899   alt Buckeye Blues - 10:46  (Bill Hardman)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12170 — Bill Hardman   (1962)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1164 — Saying Something   (1986)

Bob Cunningham (b) on a, e; Doug Watkins (b) on b-d, f-h.

Savoy Jazz issues give incorrect location of New York.

One additional unissued selection: SWH1894 listed as No Name - title and composer unknown.

Cunningham may replace Watkins on one or more of the unissued titles.


Date: January 10, 1978
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Muse

Bill Hardman (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Bill Hardman (t, fh), Slide Hampton (tb), Mickey Tucker (p), Chin Suzuki (b), Victor Jones (d), Lawrence Killian (per)

a. a-01    Samba Do Brilho - 7:32  (Guilherme Verguieiro)
b. a-02    Once I Loved [aka O Amor Em Paz] - 8:50  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Ray Gilbert)
c. b-01    My Pen Is Hot - 5:42  (Mickey Tucker)
d. b-02    Rancho Cevarro - 6:42  (Mickey Tucker)
e. b-03    I Remember Love - 6:35  (Tadd Dameron)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5152 — Home   

Date: October 7, 1978
Location: Sudhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Junior Cook, Bill Hardman (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Bill Hardman (t), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Chin Suzuki (b), Leroy Williams (d)

a. 01    Are You Real - 15:47  (Benny Golson)
b. 02    Minority - 17:05  (Gigi Gryce)
c. 03    Samba Do Brilho - 16:40  (Guilherme Verguieiro)

Date: April 17, 1980
Location: Sound Heights Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Label: Muse

Bill Hardman (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Bill Hardman (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Stafford James (b), Leroy Williams (d)

a. a-01    Avila & Tequila - 6:04  (Hank Mobley)
b. a-02    Cubicle - 6:15  (Walter Bishop, Jr.)
c. a-03    Too Little, Too Late - 6:04  (Bill Lee)
d. b-01    Focus - 5:32  (Tadd Dameron)
e. b-02    My One And Only Love - 9:10  (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood)
f. b-03    Minority - 5:09  (Gigi Gryce)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5259 — Focus   (1984)

An uncredited guitarist is present on e.


Date: July 7, 1981
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Muse

Bill Hardman (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Bill Hardman (t), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Paul Brown (b), Leroy Williams (d)

a. a-01    Love Letters - 6:00  (Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
b. a-02    Politely - 6:14  (Bill Hardman)
c. a-03    Lazy Bird - 6:15  (John Coltrane)
d. b-01    Coral Keys - 9:47  (Walter Bishop, Jr.)
e. b-02    Smooch - 8:20  (Miles Davis, Charles Mingus)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5184 — Politely   

Date: July 7, 1989
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: SteepleChase

Bill Hardman (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Bill Hardman (t), Robin Eubanks (tb), Mickey Tucker (p), Paul Brown (b), Leroy Williams (d)

a. a-01    Fuller Up - 5:23  (Mickey Tucker)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1254 — What's Up   (1989)
b. a-02    I Should Care - 9:20  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1254 — What's Up   (1989)
c. a-03    Whisper Not - 8:17  (Benny Golson)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1254 — What's Up   (1989)
d. b-01    P. B. - 7:08  (Bill Hardman)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1254 — What's Up   (1989)
e. b-02    Like Someone In Love - 8:54  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1254 — What's Up   (1989)
f. b-03    Yo What's Up - 7:40  (Mickey Tucker)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1254 — What's Up   (1989)
g.     Straight Ahead - 10:28  (Kenny Dorham)
h.     Room's Blues - 10:04  (Mickey Tucker)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31254 — What's Up