Harrison/Blanchard Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: October 15 & 16, 1983
Location: New York City
Label: Concord

Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison (ldr), Donald Harrison (as), Terence Blanchard (t), Mulgrew Miller (p), Lonnie Plaxico (b), Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (d)

a. a-01    New York Second Line - 4:18  (Donald Harrison)
b. a-02    Oliver's Twist - 5:19  (Terence Blanchard)
c. a-03    I Can't Get Started - 3:21  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
d. a-04    Duck Steps - 3:37  (Donald Harrison)
e. b-01    Doctor Drums - 5:58  (Donald Harrison)
f. b-02    Isn't It So? - 3:40  (Mulgrew Miller)
g. b-03    Subterfuge - 7:48  (Terence Blanchard)
All titles on:      Concord LP 12": GW 3002 — New York Second Line   (1984)
     Concord CD: CCD 43002 — New York Second Line   (1985)

Date: December 1984
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Concord

Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison (ldr), Donald Harrison (as), Terence Blanchard (t), Mulgrew Miller (p), Phil Bowler (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. a-01    Worth The Pain - 6:43  (Terence Blanchard)
b. a-02    When The Saints Go Marching In - 3:59  (Traditional)
c. a-03    When I Fall In Love - 5:36  (Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
d. a-04    Directions - 6:00  (Donald Harrison)
e. b-01    Discernment - 1:36  (Terence Blanchard)
f. b-02    Are You Sleeping? - 6:08  (Donald Harrison)
g. b-03    Akira - 6:00  (Terence Blanchard)
h. b-04    Dorchester House - 9:18  (Terence Blanchard)
All titles on:      Concord LP 12": GW 3008 — Discernment   (1986)
     Concord CD: CCD 43008 — Discernment   (1986)

Date: September 28, 1985
Location: De Meervart, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Label: [radio broadcast]

Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison (ldr), Donald Harrison (as, Cm), Terence Blanchard (t), Mulgrew Miller (p), Phil Bowler (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. 01    Worth The Pain  (Terence Blanchard)
b. 02    Doctor Drums  (Donald Harrison)
c. 03    When I Fall In Love  (Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
d. 04    When The Saints Go Marching In  (Traditional)
e. 05    I Can't Get Started  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
f. 06    Subterfuge  (Terence Blanchard)
g. 07    Let's Go Off  (Donald Harrison)
h. 08    Akira  (Terence Blanchard)

Donald Harrison (as) on a-c, e-h; (Cm) on d.


Date: January 28-31, 1986
Location: RCA Studio A, New York City
Label: Columbia

Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison (ldr), Donald Harrison (as, Cm), Terence Blanchard (t), Mulgrew Miller (p), Phil Bowler (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. a-01    Guardians Of The Flame - 4:45  (Donald Harrison)
b. a-02    Alabama - 5:55  (John Coltrane)
c. a-03    Chong Chong - 4:58  (Donald Harrison)
d. a-04    Tacit Approval (Of Desmond's Plight) - 6:46  (Terence Blanchard)
e. b-01    Heritage Call - 9:42  (Terence Blanchard)
f. b-02    She's Out Of My Life - 5:16  (Tom Bahler)
g. b-03    Let's Go Off - 6:40  (Donald Harrison)
All titles on:      Columbia LP 12": BFC 40335 — Nascence   (1986)

Donald Harrison (as) on a-c, e-g; (Cm) on d.


Date: March 25, 1986
Location: Hit Hotel, Perugia, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison (ldr), Donald Harrison (as, Cm), Terence Blanchard (t), Cyrus Chestnut (p), Reginald Veal (b), Carl Allen (d), Bob Lopez (per)

a. I - 01    All Blues - 18:22  (Miles Davis)
b. I - 02    Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - 17:42  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c. I - 03    God Bless The Child - 12:34  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
d. I - 04    Let's Go Off - 20:45  (Donald Harrison)
e. II - 01    Slam - 12:20  (Terence Blanchard)
f. II - 02    Grace Of God - 11:52  (Terence Blanchard)
g. II - 03    [unknown title] - 17:33  (Composer Unknown)
h. II - 04    Let's Go Off - 5:05  (Donald Harrison)
i. II - 05    Salt Peanuts - 0:32  (Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke)

Donald Harrison (as) on a-b, d-i; Terence Blanchard (t) on a-b, d-i; Bob Lopez (per) on g.

Spoken comments by Terence Blanchard (1:32) precede the third selection.


Date: April 1-3, 1987
Location: RCA Studio A, New York City
Label: Columbia

Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison (ldr), Donald Harrison (ss, as, Cm), Terence Blanchard (t), Cyrus Chestnut (p), Reginald Veal (b), Carl Allen (d)

a. 01    Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - 6:03  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. 02    Crystal Stair - 6:47  (Donald Harrison)
c. 03    God Bless The Child - 4:11  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
d. 04    Endicott - 7:07  (Terence Blanchard)
e. 05    Slam - 5:06  (Terence Blanchard)
f. 06    Grace Of God - 8:33  (Terence Blanchard)
g. 07    Duck's Revenge - 3:00  (Donald Harrison)
h. 08    Forbidden Dreams - 6:19  (Terence Blanchard)
i. 09    Neoclassicism - 3:25  (Donald Harrison)
All titles on:      Columbia LP 12": FC 40830 — Crystal Stair   (1987)
     Columbia CD: CK 40830 — Crystal Stair   (1987)

Donald Harrison (ss) on d, h; (as) on a-c, g, i; (Cm) on e; Cyrus Chestnut (p) on a-h; Carl Allen (d) on a-h.


Date: January 22-30, 1988
Location: Kampo Cultural Center Audio/Video, New York City
Label: Columbia

Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison (ldr), Donald Harrison (as), Terence Blanchard (t), Monte Croft (vib), Mark Whitfield (g), Cyrus Chestnut (p), Reginald Veal (b), Carl Allen (d), Steve Thornton (per)

a. 01    Selim Sivad - 2:59  (Donald Harrison)
b. 02    Black Pearl - 7:34  (Terence Blanchard)
c. 03    Ninth Ward Strut - 10:44  (Terence Blanchard)
d. 04    Infinite Heart - 5:40  (Donald Harrison)
e. 05    The Center Piece - 6:20  (Terence Blanchard)
f. 06    Somewhere - 6:15  (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
g. 07    Dizzy Gillespie's Hands - 4:14  (Donald Harrison)
h. 08    Toni - 4:08  (Donald Harrison)
i. 09    Birth Of The Abstract - 5:12  (Donald Harrison)
All titles on:      Columbia LP 12": FC 44216 — Black Pearl   (1988)
     Columbia CD: CK 44216 — Black Pearl   (1988)

Monte Croft (vib) on b, d; Mark Whitfield (g) on d; Steve Thornton (per) on b, d.