Dick Katz Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: August 6, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Dick Katz (ldr), Dick Katz (p)

a. 2070    Timonium  (Dick Katz)
b. 2071    Katz Whiskers  (Dick Katz)
c. 2072    How Long Has This Been Going On  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)

Unknown additional musicians.

Composer of b. needs confirmation.


Date: August 1, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Dick Katz (ldr), Dick Katz (p), Ralph Peña (b), Connie Kay (d)

a. 2696    A Foggy Day - 2:39  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
b. 2697    Don't Explain - 5:20  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
c. 2698    Jeff And Jamie - 3:56  (Dick Katz)
d. 2699    There Will Never Be Another You - 3:13  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": 1287 — John Lewis Presents Jazz Piano International   
     Collectables CD: COL CD 0151 — The Very Best Of John Lewis   (2002)

Date: December 17, 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Dick Katz (ldr), Chuck Wayne (g), Dick Katz (p), Joe Benjamin (b), Connie Kay (d)

a. 3243    Scrapple From The Apple - 4:34  (Charlie Parker)
b. 3244    Duologue No. 1 - 4:32  (Dick Katz)
c. 3245    Timonium - 5:08  (Dick Katz)
d. 3246    Glad To Be Unhappy - 4:44  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": 1314 — Piano And Pen   

Engineer: Tom Dowd


Date: January 23, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Dick Katz (ldr), Jimmy Raney (g), Dick Katz (p), Joe Benjamin (b), Connie Kay (d)

a. 3330    Round Trip - 3:20  (Dick Katz)
b. 3331    Aurora - 4:29  (Dick Katz)
c. 3332    Afternoon In Paris - 6:53  (John Lewis)
d. 3333    Ain't Misbehavin' - 4:03  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf)
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": 1314 — Piano And Pen   

Engineer: Tom Dowd


Date: June 2, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Milestone

Dick Katz, Helen Merrill (ldr), Thad Jones (c), Jim Hall (g), Dick Katz (p), Ron Carter (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d), Helen Merrill (v)

a.     It Don't Mean A Thing - 5:00  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) / arr: Dick Katz
b.     Don't Explain - 2:40  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday) / arr: Dick Katz
c.     What Is This Thing Called Love - 3:43  (Cole Porter) / arr: Dick Katz
d.     Day Dream - 5:16  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche) / arr: Dick Katz
All titles on:      Milestone LP 12": MLP 1003 — The Feeling Is Mutual   
     EmArcy CD: 558 849-2 — The Feeling Is Mutual   (1998)

Date: June 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Milestone

Dick Katz, Helen Merrill (ldr), Thad Jones (c), Jim Hall (g), Dick Katz (p), Ron Carter (b), Arnie Wise (d), Helen Merrill (v)

a.     Baltimore Oriole - 4:48  (Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Dick Katz
b.     The Winter Of My Discontent - 6:03  (Alec Wilder, Ben Ross Berenberg) / arr: Dick Katz
c.     You're My Thrill - 3:14  (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) / arr: Dick Katz
d.     Here's That Rainy Day - 2:42  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Dick Katz
e.     Deep In A Dream - 3:16  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange) / arr: Dick Katz
All titles on:      Milestone LP 12": MLP 1003 — The Feeling Is Mutual   
     EmArcy CD: 558 849-2 — The Feeling Is Mutual   (1998)

Thad Jones (c) on a-b; Jim Hall (g) on a-b, e; Dick Katz (p) on a-d; Ron Carter (b) on a-c; Arnie Wise (d) on a-b.


Date: May 7 & 8, 1984
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Bee Hive

Dick Katz (ldr), Frank Wess (f, ts), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Dick Katz (p), Marc Johnson (b), Al Harewood (d)

a. a-01    Laverne Walk - 4:14  (Oscar Pettiford) / arr: Dick Katz
b. a-02    Crazy He Calls Me - 4:52  (Carl Sigman, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Dick Katz
c. a-03    A Few Bars For Basie - 4:56  (Dick Katz) / arr: Dick Katz
d. a-04    But Not For Me - 4:35  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Dick Katz
e. b-01    Cousin Mary - 6:07  (John Coltrane) / arr: Dick Katz
f. b-02    Friday The 13th - 4:51  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Dick Katz
g. b-03    Lament - 5:26  (J. J. Johnson) / arr: Dick Katz
h. b-04    No Matter What - 4:32  (Dick Katz) / arr: Dick Katz
All titles on:      Bee Hive LP 12": BH 7016 — In High Profile   (1984)

Frank Wess (f) on a, f, h; (ts) on c; Jimmy Knepper (tb) on a, c, f, h.


Date: March 26 & 27 and August 19, 1992
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Reservoir

Dick Katz (ldr), Dick Katz (p), Steve LaSpina (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. 01    Three Little Words - 5:13  (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
b. 02    Solar [aka Sonny] - 4:28  (Chuck Wayne)
c. 03    You're My Thrill - 4:43  (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney)
d. 04    Steeplechase - 5:45  (Charlie Parker)
e. 05    The Little Things That Mean So Much - 4:02  (Teddy Wilson, Harold Adamson)
f. 06    Monk's Dream - 5:18  (Thelonious Monk)
g. 07    Limehouse Blues - 5:20  (Philip Braham, Douglas Furber)
h. 08    The Star-Crossed Lovers - 3:14  (Billy Strayhorn)
i. 09    Blues In My Heart - 7:17  (Benny Carter)
j. 10    The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - 5:58  (Buddy Bernier, Jerome Brainin)
k. 11    Samburan - 6:02  (Daryl Sherman)
l. 12    There Is No Greater Love - 5:02  (Isham Jones, Marty Symes)
All titles on:      Reservoir CD: RSR CD 127 — 3 Way Play   

Date: May 10 & 11, 1995
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Reservoir

Dick Katz (ldr), Benny Golson (ts), Ryan Kisor (t), Dick Katz (p), Steve LaSpina (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. 01    The Line Forms Here - 8:18  (Dick Katz)
b. 02    Lotus Blossom - 3:54  (Billy Strayhorn)
c. 03    A Brush With The Blues - 5:11  (Dick Katz)
d. 04    Tell Me - 6:22  (Dick Katz, Barry Singer)
e. 05    There Will Never Be Another You - 6:43  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
f. 06    You Better Go Now  (Irvin Graham, Bickley Reichner)
g. 06    Don't Explain - 5:24  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
h. 07    Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are [aka Bolivar Blues] - 5:49  (Thelonious Monk)
i. 08    Chartwell Tea Dance - 7:11  (Dick Katz)
j. 09    If You Could See Me Now - 5:49  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
k. 10    Mr. P. C. - 5:01  (John Coltrane)
All titles on:      Reservoir CD: RSR CD 141 — The Line Forms Here   (1996)

f, g performed as medley.