Cecil McBee Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: May 8, 1974
Location: Minot Studios, White Plains, NY
Label: Strata-East

Cecil McBee (ldr), Art Webb (f), Allen Braufman (as), George Adams (ts), Andrew 'Tex' Allen (t, fh), Onaje Allan Gumbs (p, ep), Cecil McBee (b), Cecil McBee, Jr. (eb), Jimmy Hopps (d, per), Allen Nelson (d), Lawrence Killian (cga, slb), Michael Carvin, Billy Hart (per), Dee Dee Bridgewater (v)

a. a-01    From Within - 11:21  (Cecil McBee) / arr: Cecil McBee
b. a-02    Voice Of The Seventh Angel - 2:02 arr: Cecil McBee
c. a-03    Life Waves - 9:13 arr: Cecil McBee
d. b-01    Mutima - 13:41 arr: Cecil McBee
e. b-02    A Feeling - 2:38 arr: Cecil McBee
f. b-03    Tulsa Black - 6:10  (Cecil McBee) / arr: Cecil McBee
All titles on:      Strata-East LP 12": SES 7417 — Mutima   (1974)

Art Webb (f) on e-f; Allen Braufman (as) on b-f; George Adams (ts) on c; Andrew 'Tex' Allen (t) on b-f; (fh) on b, d-f; Onaje Allan Gumbs (p) on b-f; (ep) on b, d-f; Cecil McBee, Jr. (eb) on f; Jimmy Hopps (d) on b, d-f; (per) on c; Allen Nelson (d) on e; Lawrence Killian (cga) on b, d-f; (slb) on c; Michael Carvin (per) on b, d-f; Billy Hart (per) on b, d-f; Dee Dee Bridgewater (v) on b.

On a, McBee added a second bass part via overdubbing.

Personnel specifics need confirmation.


Date: August 2, 1977
Location: Sweet Basil, New York City
Label: Enja

Cecil McBee (ldr), Chico Freeman (f, ts), Joe Gardner (t, fh), Dennis Moorman (p), Cecil McBee (b), Steve McCall (d), Famadou Don Moye (cga)

a. a-01    Agnez - 19:04  (Cecil McBee)
b. b-01    God Spirit - 7:59  (Cecil McBee)
c. b-02    First Song In The Day - 17:04  (Hal Galper)
All titles on:      Inner City LP 12": IC 3023 — Music From The Source   (1979)
     Enja LP 12": 3019 — Music From The Source   

Date: August 3, 1977
Location: Sweet Basil, New York City
Label: Enja

Cecil McBee (ldr), Chico Freeman (ss, ts), Joe Gardner (t), Dennis Moorman (p), Cecil McBee (b), Steve McCall (d), Famadou Don Moye (per)

a. a-01    Pepi's Samba - 13:15  (Chico Freeman)
b. a-02    Undercurrent - 10:55  (Cecil McBee)
c. b-01    Compassion - 17:25  (Cecil McBee)
All titles on:      Inner City LP 12": IC 3033 — Compassion   (1977)
     Enja LP 12": 3041 — Compassion   

Date: 1979
Label: India Navigation

Cecil McBee (ldr), Chico Freeman (f, bcl, ss, ts), Joe Gardner (t), Don Pullen (p), Cecil McBee (b), Allen Nelson (d), Famadou Don Moye (per)

a. a-01    Alternate Spaces - 9:05  (Cecil McBee)
b. a-02    Consequence - 8:15  (Cecil McBee)
c. b-01    Come Sunrise - 6:43  (Cecil McBee)
d. b-02    Sorta, Kinda Blue - 4:07  (Cecil McBee)
e. b-03    Expression - 7:13  (Cecil McBee)
All titles on:      India Navigation LP 12": IN 1043 — Alternate Spaces   (1979)
     India Navigation CD: 1043 — Alternate Spaces   (1996)

LP issue gives no recording date - 1979 is issue date.


Date: 1982
Location: Sound Heights Studio, Brooklyn Heights, NY
Label: India Navigation

Cecil McBee (ldr), Olu Dara (c), Cecil McBee (p, b), Billy Hart (d), John Blake (vn), David Eyges (vc)

a. a-01    First Impressions - 8:54  (Cecil McBee)
b. a-02    Truth, A Path To Peace - 7:19  (Cecil McBee)
c. b-01    Into A Fantasy - 6:45  (Cecil McBee)
d. b-02    Flying Out - 7:12  (Cecil McBee)
e. b-03    Blues On The Bottom - 5:41  (Cecil McBee)
All titles on:      India Navigation LP 12": IN 1053 — Flying Out   (1982)

Date: October 20, 1996
Location: New York City
Label: Palmetto

Cecil McBee (ldr), Randall Connors (as), James Zollar (t), David Berkman (p), Cecil McBee (b), Matt Wilson (d)

a. 01    Pantamime - 5:15  (Cecil McBee)
b. 02    Unspoken - 8:57  (Cecil McBee)
c. 03    Catfish - 5:47  (Cecil McBee)
d. 04    Sleeping Giant - 5:43  (Cecil McBee)
e. 05    Lucia - 5:13  (Cecil McBee)
f. 06    Inside Out - 3:30  (Cecil McBee)
g. 07    Slippin' And Slidin' - 6:17  (Cecil McBee)
h. 08    Tight Squeeze - 7:01  (Cecil McBee)
All titles on:      Palmetto CD: PM 2023 — Unspoken   (1997)

Date: March 23, 1997
Location: Unterfahrt, M√ľnchen, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Cecil McBee (ldr), Randall Connors (as), James Zollar (t), David Berkman (p), Cecil McBee (b), Matt Wilson (d)

a. 01    D Bass-ic Blues - 14:06  (Cecil McBee)
b. 02    Tight Squeeze - 13:41  (Cecil McBee)
c. 04    Song Of Her - 8:48  (Cecil McBee)

Additional unidentified selection 03 (9:00).


Date: September 19, 1997
Location: Festhalle, Viersen, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Cecil McBee (ldr), Randall Connors (as), James Zollar (t), David Berkman (p), Cecil McBee (b), Matt Wilson (d)

a. 01    Wilpan's [aka Wilpan's Walk]  (Cecil McBee)
b. 02    D Bass-ic Blues  (Cecil McBee)
c. 03    Tight Squeeze  (Cecil McBee)
d. 04    Lucia  (Cecil McBee)
e. 05    Catfish  (Cecil McBee)