Jon Mayer Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: 1995
Location: WinnSonic Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Pullen Music

Jon Mayer (ldr), Jon Mayer (p), Ron Carter (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 01    Soul Eyes - 5:01  (Mal Waldron)
b. 02    Never Let Me Go - 5:56  (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
c. 03    Red Top - 5:30  (Lionel Hampton, Ben Kynard)
d. 04    When I Fall In Love - 5:22  (Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
e. 05    Round Up The Usual Suspects - 7:11  (Jon Mayer)
f. 06    Because I Love You - 3:57  (Tom Harrell)
g. 07    This Is All I Ask - 6:19  (Gordon Jenkins)
h. 08    Speak Low - 4:41  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
i. 09    Nica's Tempo - 4:48  (Gigi Gryce)
j. 10    This Heart Of Mine - 6:34  (Harry Warren, Arthur Freed)
All titles on:      Pullen Music CD: PULL 2240 — Round Up The Usual Suspects   (1995)

CD issue gives no recording date - 1995 is issue date.


Date: June 1996
Label: A-Records

Jon Mayer (ldr), Ernie Watts (ts), Jon Mayer (p), Bob Maize (b), Harold Mason (d)

a. 01    Azule Serape - 4:23  (Victor Feldman)
b. 02    Lonely Hearts - 6:17  (Ernie Watts, David Witham)
c. 03    If I Should Lose You - 4:34  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
d. 04    Like Someone In Love - 6:07  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
e. 05    Shari's Bolero - 7:26  (Jon Mayer)
f. 06    Randy's Tune - 6:11  (Jon Mayer)
g. 07    Do It Like This - 6:26  (Jon Mayer)
h. 08    Ballad For Trane - 4:54  (Jon Mayer)
i. 09    Out Of The Night (Came You) - 7:02  (Horace Silver)
All titles on:      A-Records CD: AL 73129 — Do It Like This   

Ernie Watts (ts) on b, e, g.

Additional sessions may have continued through October 1996. Further details needed.


Date: November 28, 1998
Location: Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Fresh Sound

Jon Mayer (ldr), Jon Mayer (p), Bob Maize (b), Harold Mason (d)

a. 01    On Green Dolphin Street - 9:50  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
b. 02    Shari's Bolero - 4:38  (Jon Mayer)
c. 03    Tragic Magic - 6:26  (Kenny Barron)
d. 04    Embraceable You - 4:50  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
e. 05    Rip Van Winkle - 8:37  (Jon Mayer)
f. 06    Stella By Starlight - 8:06  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
g. 07    If You Could See Me Now - 5:01  (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
h. 08    Red Top - 7:29  (Lionel Hampton, Ben Kynard)
i. 09    The Theme - 3:20  (Miles Davis)
All titles on:      Fresh Sound CD: FSR 5027 — Rip Van Winkle - Live At The Jazz Bakery   

Bob Maize (b) on a-c, e-i; Harold Mason (d) on a-c, e-i.

Confirmation needed that the final selection is not the traditional Art Blakey set closer.


Date: August 21, 2001
Location: New York City
Label: Reservoir

Jon Mayer (ldr), Jon Mayer (p), Rufus Reid (b), Victor Lewis (d)

a. 01    Round Up The Usual Suspects - 5:30  (Jon Mayer)
b. 02    Night And Day - 5:37  (Cole Porter)
c. 03    Day Dream - 7:03  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Latouche)
d. 04    For All We Know - 4:43  (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis)
e. 05    From Now On - 4:55  (Tom Harrell)
f. 06    Full Circle - 6:35  (Jon Mayer)
g. 07    Stolen Moments - 7:09  (Oliver Nelson)
h. 08    Falling In Love With Love - 4:48  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
i. 09    Lament - 3:07  (J. J. Johnson)
j. 10    I Should Care - 7:20  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
All titles on:      Reservoir CD: RSR CD 169 — Full Circle   

Date: May 17, 2003
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City
Label: Reservoir

Jon Mayer (ldr), Jon Mayer (p), Rufus Reid (b), Willie Jones III (d)

a. 01    Solar [aka Sonny] - 4:25  (Chuck Wayne)
b. 02    Along Came Betty - 5:35  (Benny Golson)
c. 03    Little Melonae - 5:17  (Jackie McLean)
d. 04    Souvenir - 5:21  (Benny Carter)
e. 05    Recorda Me [aka No Me Esqueça] - 6:02  (Joe Henderson)
f. 06    Solid - 5:38  (Sonny Rollins)
g. 07    Very Early - 6:39  (Bill Evans)
h. 08    Ecaroh - 5:08  (Horace Silver)
i. 09    Don't Misunderstand - 4:09  (Gordon Parks)
j. 10    Voyage - 3:53  (Kenny Barron)
k. 11    Lady Bird - 5:26  (Tadd Dameron)
All titles on:      Reservoir CD: RSR CD 175 — The Classics   

Date: July 21, 2005
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City
Label: Reservoir

Jon Mayer (ldr), Jon Mayer (p), Rufus Reid (b), Dick Berk (d)

a. 01    Dream Dancing - 5:09  (Cole Porter)
b. 02    Yours Is My Heart Alone - 5:06  (Ludwig Herzer, Fritz Lohner, Franz Lehar)
c. 03    I Have Dreamed - 4:07  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d. 04    But Beautiful - 3:14  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
e. 05    Be My Love - 4:51  (Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn)
f. 06    I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life - 5:59  (Cy Coleman, Joseph McCarthy)
g. 07    Yesterdays - 4:09  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
h. 08    My Romance - 4:50  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
i. 09    If You Never Come To Me - 4:54  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio Oliveira, Ray Gilbert)
j. 10    Everything I Love - 4:41  (Cole Porter)
All titles on:      Reservoir CD: RSR CD 183 — My Romance   (2005)