Jimmy Knepper Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: June 10, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Debut

Jimmy Knepper (ldr), Joe Maini (as), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Bill Triglia (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

a.     Cunningbird - 4:46  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
     Debut EP 7": DL 101 — Jazz Workshop Presents Jimmy Knepper   
     Debut LP 12": DEB 129 — New Faces   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1807-2 — The Charles Mingus Octet/The Jimmy Knepper Quintet   (1992)
b. alt. 1   alt Latter Day Saint - 5:23  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1807-2 — The Charles Mingus Octet/The Jimmy Knepper Quintet   (1992)
c. alt. 2   alt Latter Day Saint - 3:46  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1807-2 — The Charles Mingus Octet/The Jimmy Knepper Quintet   (1992)
d. tk 6    Latter Day Saint - 4:01  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1807-2 — The Charles Mingus Octet/The Jimmy Knepper Quintet   (1992)
e. spliced take 8C/6    Latter Day Saint - 4:07  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
     Debut EP 7": DL 101 — Jazz Workshop Presents Jimmy Knepper   
     Debut LP 12": DEB 129 — New Faces   
f. tk 7A   fs Latter Day Saint - 0:02  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
g. tk 7B   fs Latter Day Saint - 0:10  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
h. tk 8A   fs Latter Day Saint - 0:04  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
i. tk 8B   fs Latter Day Saint - 0:03  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
j. tk 8C   fs Latter Day Saint - 0:37  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
k. tk 9A   fs Latter Day Saint - 0:04  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
l. tk 9B   inc Latter Day Saint - 1:15  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
m. tk 9C   fs Latter Day Saint - 0:07  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
n. alt. tk ?   alt Latter Day Saint - 3:51  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1807-2 — The Charles Mingus Octet/The Jimmy Knepper Quintet   (1992)
o.     The Jumpin' Blues - 4:53  (Walter Brown, Jay McShann) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
     Debut EP 7": DL 101 — Jazz Workshop Presents Jimmy Knepper   
     Debut LP 12": DEB 129 — New Faces   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1807-2 — The Charles Mingus Octet/The Jimmy Knepper Quintet   (1992)
p.     The Masher - 3:33  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
     Debut EP 7": DL 101 — Jazz Workshop Presents Jimmy Knepper   
     Debut LP 12": DEB 129 — New Faces   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1807-2 — The Charles Mingus Octet/The Jimmy Knepper Quintet   (1992)
q.    alt The Masher - 4:15  (Jimmy Knepper) / arr: Jimmy Knepper
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1807-2 — The Charles Mingus Octet/The Jimmy Knepper Quintet   (1992)

Date corrected (not July 10, 1957) by Jimmy Knepper.

It is unclear whether DEB-129 was issued. DL-101 is a Danish issue.


Date: September 1957
Label: Bethlehem

Jimmy Knepper (ldr), Gene Quill (as), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Bill Evans (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

a.     Love Letters - 5:05  (Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
b. 6448    Ogling Ogre - 3:42  (Jimmy Knepper)
     Bethlehem 45: 11032 — Ogling Ogre/You Stepped Out Of A Dream   
c. 6449    You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 4:41  (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn)
     Bethlehem 45: 11032 — Ogling Ogre/You Stepped Out Of A Dream   
d.     How High The Moon - 3:58  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
e.     Idol Of The Flies - 5:46  (Jimmy Knepper)
f.     Avid Admirer - 4:59  (Jimmy Knepper)
All titles on:      Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6031 — Idol Of The Flies   (1977)
     Affinity LP 12": AFF 89 — Idol Of The Flies   
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 77 — A Swinging Introduction To Jimmy Knepper   
     Affinity CD: AFF 756 — Muted Joys   (1989)
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10151 — The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2004)
     Toshiba/Bethlehem CD: TOCJ 6364 — A Swinging Introduction To Jimmy Knepper   (2004)
     JVC CD: VICJ 61473 — A Swinging Introduction To Jimmy Knepper   

Date: September 1957
Label: Bethlehem

Jimmy Knepper (ldr), Gene Roland (t, v), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Bob Hammer (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

a.     Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You - 4:38  (Don Redman, Andy Razaf)
b.     Close As Pages In A Book - 4:22  (Sigmund Romberg, Dorothy Fields)
c.     Irresistible You - 4:05  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
All titles on:      Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6031 — Idol Of The Flies   (1977)
     Affinity LP 12": AFF 89 — Idol Of The Flies   
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 77 — A Swinging Introduction To Jimmy Knepper   
     Affinity CD: AFF 756 — Muted Joys   (1989)
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10151 — The Complete Gus Wildi Recordings   (2004)
     Toshiba/Bethlehem CD: TOCJ 6364 — A Swinging Introduction To Jimmy Knepper   (2004)
     JVC CD: VICJ 61473 — A Swinging Introduction To Jimmy Knepper   

Gene Roland (v) on a.


Date: March 25, 1958
Location: Beltone Studios, New York City
Label: MGM

Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper (ldr), Pepper Adams (bar, p), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Wynton Kelly (p, org), Doug Watkins (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a. 58-XY-413ST    Minor Catastrophe - 6:05  (Jon Hendricks)
b. 58-XY-414ST    All Too Soon - 5:55  (Duke Ellington, Carl Sigman)
c. 58-XY-415ST    Primrose Path - 7:07  (Jimmy Knepper)
d. 58-XY-416ST    Beaubien - 6:25  (Park 'Pepper' Adams)
e. 58-XY-417ST    Adams In The Apple - 4:25  (Jimmy Knepper)
f. 58-XY-418ST    I Didn't Know About You - 4:26  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
g. 58-XY-419ST    Riverside Drive - 5:30  (Leonard Feather)
All titles on:      Metrojazz LP 12": E 1004 — The Pepper-Knepper Quintet   (1958)
     Metrojazz LP 12": SL 3012 — The Pepper-Knepper Quintet   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 344 — The Pepper-Knepper Quintet   (2003)

Pepper Adams (p) on f; Wynton Kelly (org) on f.

Ruppli & Novitsky note: "58-XY-420: no information (prob. not used)."


Date: November 8, 1976
Location: C.I. Recording, New York City
Label: SteepleChase

Jimmy Knepper (ldr), Al Cohn (ts), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Roland Hanna (p), George Mraz (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

a. a-01    Figment Fragment - 7:41  (Jimmy Knepper)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1061 — Cunningbird   (1977)
b. a-02    Languid - 5:34  (Jimmy Knepper)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1061 — Cunningbird   (1977)
c. a-03    Just Tonight - 8:25  (Jimmy Knepper)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1061 — Cunningbird   (1977)
d. b-01    Cunningbird - 6:33  (Jimmy Knepper)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1061 — Cunningbird   (1977)
e. b-02 - alt.   alt Noche Triste - 8:07  (Jimmy Knepper)
f. b-02    Noche Triste - 7:33  (Jimmy Knepper)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1061 — Cunningbird   (1977)
g. b-03 - alt.   alt Spotlight Girl - 6:43  (Jimmy Knepper)
h. b-03    Spotlight Girl - 7:44  (Jimmy Knepper)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1061 — Cunningbird   (1977)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31061 — Cunningbird   (1987)

Date: September 8 & 9, 1977
Location: Sage & Sound Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA
Label: Disco Mate

Jimmy Knepper (ldr), Lew Tabackin (f, ts), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Roger Kellaway (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a. a-01    The Masher - 5:00  (Jimmy Knepper)
b. a-02    My Old Flame - 4:55  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)
c. a-03    Yesterdays - 8:21  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
d. b-01    Bertha The Dragoness - 5:27  (Jimmy Knepper)
e. b-02    All The Things You Are - 10:27  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f. b-03    Things Ain't What They Used To Be - 6:24  (Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons)
All titles on:      Inner City LP 12": IC 6047 — Jimmy Knepper In L. A.   (1979)
     Disco Mate LP 12": DSP 5008 — Jimmy Knepper In L. A. - Best Of The West, Vol. 2   
     3D Japan CD: XQAM 1609 — Jimmy Knepper In L. A.   (2008)

Lew Tabackin (f) on e; (ts) on a, c-f.


Date: October 20, 1978
Location: Masterstone Studio, New York City
Label: Hep

Jimmy Knepper, Joe Temperley (ldr), Joe Temperley (ss, ts, bar), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Derek Smith (p), Michael Moore (b), Billy Hart (d)

a. a-01    John's Bunch - 4:55  (John Bunch)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
b. a-02    Stella By Starlight - 4:45  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
c. a-03    Just In Time  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
d. a-04    Poor Butterfly  (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell)
e. b-01    Just Friends - 6:15  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
f. b-02    Yardbird Suite - 6:10  (Charlie Parker)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
g. b-03    Aristocracy à la Jean LaFitte - 5:22  (Duke Ellington)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
h. b-04    Sophisticated Lady - 4:25  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
i. b-05    Lester Leaps In - 5:08  (Lester Young)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
All titles on:      Hep LP 12": HEP 2003 — Just Friends   (1979)

Joe Temperley (ss) on d; (ts) on a-c, e-g, i; (bar) on h.


Date: August 14, 1979
Label: Daybreak

Jimmy Knepper (ldr), Dick Vennik (ts), Eddie Engels (fh), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Nico Bunink (p), Harry Emmery (b), John Engels (d)

a. a-01    Tell Me - 8:17  (Jimmy Knepper)
     Affinity CD: AFF 756 — Muted Joys   (1989)
b. a-02    Brewery Boys Blues - 6:28  (Jimmy Knepper)
     Affinity CD: AFF 756 — Muted Joys   (1989)
c. a-03    Nearer My God To Thee - 8:52  (Traditional)
d. b-01    Ecclusiastics - 9:39  (Charles Mingus)
     Affinity CD: AFF 756 — Muted Joys   (1989)
e. b-02    I Thought About You - 2:48  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
     Affinity CD: AFF 756 — Muted Joys   (1989)
f. b-03    I Thought About You - 2:44  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
     Affinity CD: AFF 756 — Muted Joys   (1989)
g. b-04    Home (When Shadows Fall) - 5:29  (Harry Clarkson, Jeff Clarkson, Peter Van Steeden)
     Affinity CD: AFF 756 — Muted Joys   (1989)
All titles on:      Daybreak LP 12": D 001 — Tell Me...   (1979)
     Affinity LP 12": AFF 183 — Tell Me   
     Daybreak CD: DBCHR 75048 — Tell Me...   (2000)

Dick Vennik (ts) on a-d, g; Eddie Engels (fh) on a-d, g; Harry Emmery (b) on a-d, g; John Engels (d) on a-d, g.

c. listed as "Nearer My God In G".


Date: November 19, 1980
Location: Wave Studios, London, UK
Label: Hep

Jimmy Knepper, Bobby Wellins (ldr), Bobby Wellins (ts), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Pete Jacobsen (p), Dave Green (b), Ron Parry (d)

a. a-01    Primrose Path - 12:37  (Jimmy Knepper)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
b. a-02    What Is There To Say - 4:53  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
c. a-03    Song For Keith  (Pete Jacobsen)
d. b-01    Gnome On The Range - 8:44  (Jimmy Knepper)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
e. b-02    'Round Midnight - 6:08  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
f. b-03    Latter Day Saint - 7:16  (Jimmy Knepper)
     Hep CD: HEP CD 2012 — Special Relationship   (1994)
All titles on:      Hep LP 12": HEP 2012 — Primrose Path   (1980)

Bobby Wellins (ts) on a-b, d-f; Jimmy Knepper (tb) on a-b, d-f; Dave Green (b) on a-b, d-f; Ron Parry (d) on a-b, d-f.


Date: February 9, 1982
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Black-Hawk

Jimmy Knepper (ldr), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Bruce Forman (g), Mike Richmond (b), Billy Hart (d)

a. a-01    Leave Of Absinthe - 6:55  (Jimmy Knepper)
b. a-02    Awesome - 6:44  (Jimmy Knepper)
c. a-03    Distress Dismay - 8:28  (Jimmy Knepper)
d. b-01    Fallen Crest - 8:20  (Jimmy Knepper)
e. b-02    When I See You - 6:48  (Jimmy Knepper)
f. b-03    Idol Of The Flies - 8:00  (Jimmy Knepper)
All titles on:      Black-Hawk LP 12": BKH 51001 — First Place   (1986)

Date: February 10 & 11 and March 2, 1984
Location: Vanguard Studios, New York City
Label: Soul Note

Jimmy Knepper (ldr), John Eckert (t), John Clark (frh), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Roland Hanna (p), George Mraz (b), Billy Hart (d)

a. a-01    I Dream Too Much - 10:05  (Jerome Kern)
b. a-02    Sixpence - 6:52  (Jimmy Knepper)
c. a-03    If I Say I'm Sorry - 3:47  (Roland Hanna)
d. b-01    Under The Sun - 7:36  (Jimmy Knepper)
e. b-02    Beholden - 8:29  (Jimmy Knepper)
f. b-03    Bojangles Of Harlem - 7:13  (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
All titles on:      Soul Note LP 12": SN 1092 — I Dream Too Much   (1984)
     Soul Note CD: SN 1092 CD — I Dream Too Much   (1984)

Date: April 3, 1986
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Criss Cross

Jimmy Knepper (ldr), Ralph Moore (ts), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Dick Katz (p), George Mraz (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. tk 1   alt Dream Dancing - 7:14  (Cole Porter)
b. a-01    Dream Dancing - 7:04  (Cole Porter)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1024 — Dream Dancing   (1986)
c. a-02    Goodbye - 6:25  (Gordon Jenkins)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1024 — Dream Dancing   (1986)
d. a-03    All Through The Night - 5:22  (Cole Porter)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1024 — Dream Dancing   (1986)
e. tk 3   alt In The Interim - 5:58  (Jimmy Knepper)
f. b-01    In The Interim - 6:43  (Jimmy Knepper)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1024 — Dream Dancing   (1986)
g. b-02    Of Things Past - 6:34  (Jimmy Knepper)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1024 — Dream Dancing   (1986)
h. b-03    This Time The Dream's On Me - 7:16  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1024 — Dream Dancing   (1986)
i.     Night Vision - 6:57  (Jimmy Knepper)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1024 CD — Dream Dancing   (1992)