Sam Noto Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: March 22, 1954
Location: Capitol Melrose Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Capitol

Sam Noto (ldr), Sam Noto (t), Claude Williamson (p), Curtis Counce (b), Stan Levey (d)

a. 12504-3    Untitled Sam Noto original #1  (Sam Noto)
b. 12505-9    Deep Purple  (Mitchell Parish, Peter DeRose)
c. 12506-6    Untitled Sam Noto original #1  (Sam Noto)
d. 12507-4    With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair  (Clara Edwards, Jack Lawrence)

Michel Ruppli's Capitol Discography reports this unissued session.


Date: September 17, 1966
Location: Renaissance, Buffalo, NY
Label: [private recording]

Sam Noto (ldr), Sam Noto (t), Ray Chamberlain (g), Tom Azarello (b), Al Cecchi (d)

a.     I Can't Get Started - 6:59  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
b.     Solar [aka Sonny] - 9:29  (Chuck Wayne)
Both titles on:      Private issue CD: - — Renaissance   (2001)

Date: September 23 & 24, 1966
Location: Renaissance, Buffalo, NY
Label: [private recording]

Sam Noto (ldr), Joe Romano (ts), Sam Noto (t), Ray Chamberlain (g), Joel DiBartolo (b), Billy Thiel (d)

a. 01    Half Nelson - 7:44  (Miles Davis)
b. 02    Billie's Bounce - 6:53  (Charlie Parker)
c. 03    What A Difference A Day Makes - 11:13  (Stanley Adams, Maria Grever)
d. 04    Groovin' High - 12:24  (Dizzy Gillespie)
e. 05    What Is This Thing Called Love - 14:52  (Cole Porter)
f. 06    The Shadow Of Your Smile - 8:09  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
All titles on:      Private issue CD: - — Live At The Renaissance   (2002)

Joe Romano (ts) on d-f.


Date: 1970
Location: Tropicana Ballroom, Las Vegas, NV
Label: [private recording]

Sam Noto (ldr), Sam Noto (t)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Additional personnel unknown. Further investigation needed.


Date: March 2, 1975
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Xanadu

Sam Noto (ldr), Sam Noto (t), Barry Harris (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Lenny McBrowne (d)

a. a-01    Fats' Flats - 4:27  (Theodore 'Fats' Navarro)
b. a-02    Lover Man - 6:49  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
c. a-03    Entrance! - 4:21  (Sam Noto)
d. a-04    Make Believe - 4:02  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
e. b-01    Nostalgia - 6:02  (Sam Noto)
f. b-02    The Things I Love - 5:29  (Harold Barlow, Lewis Harris, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
g. b-03    Jen-Jen - 5:58  (Sam Noto)
All titles on:      Xanadu LP 12": 103 — Entrance!   (1975)

Date: December 1, 1975
Location: New York City
Label: Xanadu

Sam Noto (ldr), Joe Romano (ts), Sam Noto (t), Barry Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. a-01    Act One - 6:55  (Sam Noto)
b. a-02    I Should Care  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
c. a-02    What Is There To Say  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg)
d. a-02    You Are Too Beautiful - 7:45  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e. a-03    Aries - 5:47  (Sam Noto)
f. b-01    Upstate Association - 5:36  (Sam Noto)
g. b-02    Wavelength - 6:25  (Sam Noto)
h. b-03    Contact - 7:50  (Sam Noto)
All titles on:      Xanadu LP 12": 127 — Act One   (1976)

b, c, d performed as medley.


Date: May 18, 1977
Location: New York City
Label: Xanadu

Sam Noto (ldr), Joe Romano (ts), Ronnie Cuber (bar), Sam Noto (t), Jimmy Rowles (p), Sam Jones (b), Freddie Waits (d)

a. a-01    Quasinoto - 5:52  (Sam Noto)
     Xanadu LP 12": 5001 — Four Decades Of Jazz: A Musical History Of Xanadu   (1978)
b. a-02    'Round Midnight - 5:49  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
c. a-03    Parley - 8:05  (Sam Noto)
d. b-01    Cross Chris - 7:07  (Sam Noto)
e. b-02    Notes To You - 7:25  (Sam Noto)
f. b-03    Conclusions - 5:37  (Sam Noto)
All titles on:      Xanadu LP 12": 144 — Notes To You   (1977)

Date: October 17, 1978
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Xanadu

Sam Noto (ldr), Sam Most (f), Sam Noto (t), Dolo Coker (p), Monty Budwig (b), Frank Butler (d)

a. a-01    Fine Wine - 6:52  (Sam Noto)
b. a-02    To Me Everything Happens - 4:50  (Sam Noto)
c. a-03    Spanish Coffee - 6:44  (Sam Noto)
d. b-01    Sunbird - 5:10  (Sam Noto)
e. b-02    Lady Arleen - 4:03  (Sam Noto)
f. b-03    Noto-riety - 6:58  (Sam Noto)
All titles on:      Xanadu LP 12": 168 — Noto-riety   (1980)

Date: November 2, 1986
Location: Toronto, Canada
Label: Unisson Records

Sam Noto (ldr), Sam Noto (t, fh), Neil Swainson (b)

a. a-01    Beautiful Love - 3:56  (Victor Young, Haven Gillespie, Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne)
b. a-03    Dance Of The Infidels - 4:57  (Bud Powell)
c. b-04    Easy Living - 6:21  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
All titles on:      Unisson Records LP 12": DDA 1007 — 2-4-5   (1988)

Date: November 16, 1986
Location: Toronto, Canada
Label: Unisson Records

Sam Noto (ldr), Sam Noto (t, fh), Gary Williamson (p), Steve Wallace (b), Bob McLaren (d)

a. a-02    Blue Haze - 5:43  (Sam Noto)
b. b-02    I Remember Clifford - 5:05  (Benny Golson)
Both titles on:      Unisson Records LP 12": DDA 1007 — 2-4-5   (1988)

Date: June 12, 1987
Location: Toronto, Canada
Label: Unisson Records

Sam Noto (ldr), Pat La Barbera (ts), Sam Noto (t, fh), Gary Williamson (p), Steve Wallace (b), Bob McLaren (d)

a. a-04    Bird's Eye View - 5:16  (Sam Noto)
b. b-01    Tunnels - 4:50  (Sam Noto)
c. b-03    Blue Bird - 2:36  (Charlie Parker)
d. b-05    Sonny Side - 5:42  (Edward 'Sonny' Stitt)
All titles on:      Unisson Records LP 12": DDA 1007 — 2-4-5   (1988)

Date: 1999
Label: Supermono

Sam Noto (ldr), Kirk MacDonald (ts), Sam Noto (t), Mark Eisenman (p), Steve Wallace (b), Bob McLaren (d)

a. 01    Spring Again - 7:30  (Sam Noto)
b. 02    No Room At The Rex - 5:06  (Sam Noto)
c. 03    Reminiscing - 10:19  (Sam Noto)
d. 04    Soul Fats - 8:16  (Sam Noto)
e. 05    Now Hear This - 9:48  (Sam Noto)
f. 06    How Deep Is The Ocean - 9:27  (Irving Berlin)
g. 07    Not Me - 7:38  (Sam Noto)
h. 08    The Things I Love - 4:13  (Harold Barlow, Lewis Harris, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
All titles on:      Supermono CD: 005 — Now Hear This   (1999)

Personnel needs confirmation.