Mike LeDonne Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: January 11, 1988
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Criss Cross

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Gary Smulyan (bar), Tom Harrell (t, fh), Mike LeDonne (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    Boo's Blues - 7:37  (Mike LeDonne)
b. 02    Minor Contention - 5:33  (Hank Jones)
c. 03    All Too Soon - 7:49  (Duke Ellington, Carl Sigman)
d. 04    Olla Padrida - 5:32  (Mike LeDonne)
e. 05    Why Was I Born - 7:21  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f. 06    Kelly's Gait - 10:17  (Mike LeDonne)
g. 07    B. P. Bossa - 7:41  (Mike LeDonne)
h. 08    Jay Street - 6:17  (Mike LeDonne)
i. 09    'Bout Time - 0:56  (Mike LeDonne)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1033 CD — 'Bout Time   

Kelly's Gait listed as take 2.


Date: January 2, 1990
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Criss Cross

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Gary Smulyan (bar), Tom Harrell (t, fh), Mike LeDonne (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    Ready Rudy? - 8:20  (Duke Pearson)
b. 02    The Feeling Of Jazz - 7:25  (Duke Ellington)
c. 03    Point Of View - 9:33  (Mike LeDonne)
d. 04    Ninth Avenue - 6:09  (Mike LeDonne)
e. 05    Bock To Bock - 8:22  (Buddy Montgomery)
f. 06    Song For Margaret - 7:00  (Mike LeDonne)
g. 07    My Ideal - 6:06  (Newell Chase, Leo Robin, Richard Whiting)
h. 08    Blues For Edith - 10:17  (Milt Jackson)
i. 09    Action - 4:43  (Wynton Kelly)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1041 CD — The Feeling Of Jazz   (1990)

Date: December 31, 1990
Location: New York City
Label: Criss Cross

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Mike LeDonne (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    Jingles - 6:07  (Wes Montgomery)
b. 02    Tonight I Shall Sleep With A Smile On My Face - 6:30  (Duke Ellington, Mercer Ellington, Irving Gordon)
c. 03    Doujie - 4:31  (Wes Montgomery)
d. 04    Sir Rah - 5:21  (Mike LeDonne)
e. 05    Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You - 5:10  (Don Redman, Andy Razaf)
f. 06    Machado - 6:53  (Mike LeDonne)
g. 07    The Rev - 7:42  (Milt Jackson)
h. 08    A Change Of Heart - 8:29  (Mike LeDonne)
i. 09    Told You So - 7:53  (Mike LeDonne)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1058 CD — Common Ground   

Date: January 18, 1993
Location: New York City
Label: Criss Cross

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Jon Gordon (as), Joshua Redman (ts), Ryan Kisor (t), Mike LeDonne (p), Peter Washington (b), Lewis Nash (d)

a. 01    Jessica's Day - 7:13  (Quincy Jones)
b. 02    Shaky Jake - 11:50  (Cedar Walton)
c. 03    Soulmates - 8:53  (Mike LeDonne)
d. 04    Four-Eight-Four - 9:45  (Mike LeDonne)
e. 05    Homage - 8:15  (Mike LeDonne)
f. 06    Willow, Weep For Me - 7:00  (Ann Ronell)
g. 07    C And B - 7:35  (Mike LeDonne)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1074 CD — Soulmates   

Engineer: James Nichols

a. listed as "Jessica's Birthday".


Date: June 17, 1995
Location: New York City
Label: Criss Cross

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Steve Nelson (vib), Peter Bernstein (g), Mike LeDonne (p), Peter Washington (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    Scratchin' - 7:34  (Mike LeDonne)
b. 02    Re-Rev - 7:57  (Jimmy Heath, Milt Jackson)
c. 03    F. S. R. - 7:03  (Ray Brown)
d. 04    Walkin' With B - 6:47  (Mike LeDonne)
e. 05    Waltz For An Urbanite - 8:23  (Mike LeDonne)
f. 06    Tranquility - 10:02  (Ahmad Jamal)
g. 07    Don't Blame Me - 8:29  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
h. 08    Monsoon - 6:39  (Eli 'Lucky' Thompson)
i. 09    Pr'a VocĂȘ - 6:07  (Mike LeDonne)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1111 CD — Waltz For An Urbanite   

Date: December 21 & 22, 1998
Label: Double Time

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Jim Rotondi (t), Mike LeDonne (p), Peter Washington (b), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 01    Then And Now - 6:19  (Mike LeDonne)
b. 02    The Sorcerer - 6:49  (Herbie Hancock)
c. 03    Trane Song - 9:21  (Mike LeDonne)
d. 04    Schism - 7:19  (Mike LeDonne)
e. 05    'Round Midnight - 7:00  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
f. 06    Seeds - 4:44  (Mike LeDonne)
g. 07    Continuum - 9:42  (Mike LeDonne)
h. 08    Insight - 8:37  (Mike LeDonne)
i. 09    Little Millie's Hat - 6:36  (Mike LeDonne)
All titles on:      Double Time CD: 153 — Then And Now   

Date: February 15 & 16, 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Label: Double Time

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Jim Snidero (f, as), Steve Wilson (af, ss), Jim Rotondi (t, fh), Steve Davis (tb), Steve Nelson (vib), Mike LeDonne (p, org), Bob Cranshaw (b), Mickey Roker (d)

a. 01    The Prophet Speaks - 7:23  (Milt Jackson)
b. 02    Compassion - 5:20  (Milt Jackson)
c. 03    Reunion Blues - 6:58  (Milt Jackson)
d. 04    Namesake - 5:30  (Milt Jackson)
e. 05    The Harem - 7:14  (Milt Jackson)
f. 06    Little Girl Blue - 5:26  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g. 07    Sa Va Bella (For Lady Legends) - 8:28  (Milt Jackson)
h. 08    Bags' Groove - 6:54  (Milt Jackson)
All titles on:      Double Time CD: DTRCD 182 — Bags Groove (A Tribute To Milt Jackson)   

Mike LeDonne (p) on a-c, e-h; (org) on d.

a. listed as "The Prophet" c. listed as "Reunion" g. listed as "Sava Bella".


Date: November 5, 2003
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Savant

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Peter Bernstein (g), Mike LeDonne (org), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 01    One For Don - 7:55  (Mike LeDonne)
b. 02    Delilah - 6:46  (Victor Young)
c. 03    After The Love Has Gone - 6:48  (David Foster, Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin)
d. 04    You'll See - 4:57  (Jimmy Smith)
e. 05    Superstar - 5:44  (Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell)
f. 06    Silverdust - 7:23  (Mike LeDonne)
g. 07    French Spice [aka Curro's] - 9:12  (Donald Byrd)
h. 08    Close To You - 7:02  (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
i. 09    Pisces Soul - 7:26  (Howard McGhee)
All titles on:      Savant CD: 2055 — Smokin' Out Loud   (2004)

Date: May 10, 2005
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Savant

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Mike LeDonne (p), Ron Carter (b), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 01    Night Song - 6:43  (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse)
b. 02    JB - 5:31  (Mike LeDonne)
c. 03    After The Rain - 7:36  (John Coltrane)
d. 04    I Should Care - 7:54  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
e. 05    Don't Worry 'Bout A Thing - 8:06  (Stevie Wonder)
f. 06    In A Sentimental Mood - 6:25  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
g. 07    Toys - 7:14  (Herbie Hancock)
h. 08    Continuum - 7:26  (Mike LeDonne)
i. 09    Alone Together - 4:42  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
All titles on:      Savant CD: 2067 — Night Song   (2005)

Date: May 23 & 24, 2006
Label: Savant

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Peter Bernstein (g), Mike LeDonne (org), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 01    Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - 9:46  (Melvin Steals, Mervin Steals)
b. 02    Spinky - 10:41  (Charles Earland)
c. 03    Idle Moments - 13:41  (Duke Pearson)
d. 04    At Long Last Love - 10:52  (Cole Porter)
e. 05    Prayer For Mary - 13:07  (Mike LeDonne)
f. 06    Bones - 9:43  (Peter Bernstein)
g. 07    In The Bag - 4:59  (Nat Adderley)
All titles on:      Savant CD: 2080 — On Fire   (2006)

Date: October 19 & 20, 2007
Location: Smoke, New York City
Label: Savant

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Jeremy Pelt (t), Mike LeDonne (p), John Webber (b), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 01    Encounter - 7:34  (Mike LeDonne)
b. 02    You And I - 8:07  (Stevie Wonder)
c. 03    Hands - 8:32  (Mike LeDonne)
d. 04    Good Times - 7:55  (Jeremy Pelt)
e. 05    Manteca - 7:37  (Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
f. 06    I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - 6:34  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
g. 07    Little M - 9:03  (Mike LeDonne)
h. 08    Bleecker Street Theme - 8:13  (Cedar Walton)
All titles on:      Savant CD: SCD 2091 — FiveLive   (2008)

Date: November 12, 2008
Location: Auditorium Pala RS Congressi, Castel San Pietro Terme, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Peter Bernstein (g), Mike LeDonne (org), Tony Reedus (d)

a. 02    This Is For Albert - 7:45  (Wayne Shorter)
b. 03    Come Back Baby - 11:22  (Ray Charles)
c. 04    Oleo - 11:04  (Sonny Rollins)
d. 05    Autumn In New York - 10:59  (Vernon Duke)
e. 06    I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - 11:43  (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Ross)
f. 07    Road Song - 10:10  (Wes Montgomery)

Additional selections: #1 (9:38); #8 (12:02) - titles unknown.


Date: January 20, 2009
Location: Smoke, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Mike LeDonne (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Dave Stryker (g), Mike LeDonne (org), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. I - 01    Battle Hymn Of The Republic - 12:00  (William Steffe, Julia Ward Howe)
b. I - 02    He Was Too Good To Me - 15:29  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c. I - 03    Then And Now - 14:06  (Mike LeDonne)
d. I - 04    Willow, Weep For Me - 14:14  (Ann Ronell)
e. II - 01    I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - 16:07  (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Ross)
f. II - 02    On The Street Where You Live - 14:39  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
g. II - 03    Little Girl Blue - 12:20  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
h. II - 04    Hey Jude - 10:54  (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)

Both sets conclude with a theme (2:13/2:23) - title unknown.