Jimmy Owens Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: January 16, 1967
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Kenny Barron, Jimmy Owens (ldr), Bennie Maupin (ts), Jimmy Owens (t), Kenny Barron (p), Chris White (b), Rudy Collins (d)

a.     Carolina John - 8:07  (Kenny Barron)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1491 — You Had Better Listen   (1967)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6170 — You Had Better Listen   (2001)

Date: January 18, 1967
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Kenny Barron, Jimmy Owens (ldr), Bennie Maupin (ts), Jimmy Owens (t), Kenny Barron (p), Chris White (b), Rudy Collins (d)

a.     Gichi - 6:30  (Kenny Barron)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1491 — You Had Better Listen   (1967)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6170 — You Had Better Listen   (2001)

Date: April 19, 1967
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Kenny Barron, Jimmy Owens (ldr), Bennie Maupin (f, ts), Jimmy Owens (t), Kenny Barron (p), Chris White (b), Freddie Waits (d)

a.     You Had Better Listen - 8:30  (Jimmy Owens)
b.     The Night We Called It A Day - 5:08  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
c.     Love, Where Are You? - 6:51  (James Moody)
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": SD 1491 — You Had Better Listen   (1967)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6170 — You Had Better Listen   (2001)

Bennie Maupin (f) on b; (ts) on a-b.


Date: May 31, 1968
Location: Studio 10, Grosser Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg, Germany
Label: [television broadcast]

Jimmy Owens (ldr), Lee Konitz (f, as), Phil Woods (cl, as), Leandro 'Gato' Barbieri (ts), Jimmy Owens, Ack van Rooyen (t, fh), Slide Hampton (tb), Volker Kriegel (g, tam, per), Joachim Kühn (p, org), Günter Lenz (b), Barry Altschul, Aldo Romano (d)

a. 01    Never Subject To Change - 3:50  (Jimmy Owens)
     NDR LP 12": 654057 — NDR Jazzworkshop 1968/69   
b. 02    The Jazz Galeo - 9:45  (Jimmy Owens)
c. 03    Blue Mist - 12:10  (Slide Hampton)
d. 04    Western Meaning - 10:40  (Joachim Kühn)
e. 7406    And When We're Young - 6:50  (Phil Woods)
f. 7407    We're Goin' Up - 8:10  (Jimmy Owens)
g. 7408    String Tales - 11:25  (Günter Lenz)
h. 7414    Tribute To Louis - 6:36  (Lee Konitz)
     NDR LP 12": 654057 — NDR Jazzworkshop 1968/69   
i. 7445    Caen '68 - 7:10  (Leandro 'Gato' Barbieri)
j. 7446    Milan Is Love - 4:03  (Jimmy Owens)
k. 7457    Present And Future - 4:34  (Joachim Kühn)

Jimmy Owens (ldr) on a, c-e, h, j; (t) on a, c-d, h, j; (fh) on a, e, j; Lee Konitz (f) on a, j; (as) on a, d, h, j; Phil Woods (cl) on a, j; (as) on a, e, h, j; Leandro 'Gato' Barbieri (ts) on a, c-e, h, j; Ack van Rooyen (t) on a, d, h, j; (fh) on a, d, j; Slide Hampton (tb) on a, c-e, h, j; Volker Kriegel (g) on a, e, h, j; (tam) on d; (per) on d; Joachim Kühn (p) on a, c-e, h, j; (org) on a, j; Günter Lenz (b) on a, c-e, h, j; Barry Altschul (d) on a, c-e, h, j; Aldo Romano (d) on a, j.

Video exists for some selections including rehearsal segments. Confirmation needed that these are identical to what was issued on LP and what was on radio broadcast.


Date: March 6, 1970
Location: Record Plant, New York City
Label: Polydor

Jimmy Owens (ldr), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Kenny Barron (p, ep), Chris White (b, eb), Billy Cobham (d)

a. 534    Lo-Slo-Bluze - 6:45  (Jimmy Owens)
b. 536    Complicity - 8:15  (Jimmy Owens)
c. 537    Chicago Light Green - 2:46  (Kenny Barron)
d. 539    Milan Is Love - 5:05  (Jimmy Owens)
All titles on:      Polydor LP 12": 24-4031 — "No Escaping It"   

Jimmy Owens (t) on a-c; (fh) on d; Kenny Barron (p) on b, d; (ep) on a, c; Chris White (b) on a-b, d; (eb) on c.


Date: March 13, 1970
Location: Record Plant, New York City
Label: Polydor

Jimmy Owens (ldr), Billy Harper (f, ts), Howard Johnson (bar, tu), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Ray Alonge (frh), Sam Brown (g), Kenny Barron (p, ep), Chris White (eb), Billy Cobham (d)

a. 533    Didn't We - 3:07  (Jimmy Webb) / arr: Jimmy Owens
b. 535    Put It All Togetha - 3:45  (Jimmy Owens) / arr: Jimmy Owens
c. 538    No Escaping It - 6:05  (Jimmy Owens) / arr: Jimmy Owens
d. 540    Funk-A-De-Mama - 5:34  (Jimmy Owens) / arr: Jimmy Owens
All titles on:      Polydor LP 12": 24-4031 — "No Escaping It"   

Billy Harper (f) on b; Howard Johnson (bar) on a, c; (tu) on b-d; Jimmy Owens (fh) on a; Kenny Barron (p) on c; (ep) on a-b, d.


Date: May 4-6, 1976
Location: Audio I Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Horizon

Jimmy Owens (ldr), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), George Davis, Lloyd Davis, Carl Lynch (g), Kenny Barron (p, ep, clv, syn), Chris White (b, eb), Brian Brake (d), Warren Smith (per)

a. a-01    Caravan - 10:02  (Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
b. a-02    What's The Use - 10:02  (Jimmy Owens)
c. b-01    Do It To It - 6:21  (Jimmy Owens)
d. b-02    Secret Love - 8:20  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)
e. b-03    My Life - 6:10  (Chris White)
All titles on:      Horizon LP 12": SP-712 — Jimmy Owens   (1976)

Jimmy Owens (t) on a-d; (fh) on e; George Davis (g) on a-c, e; Lloyd Davis (g) on a-b; Carl Lynch (g) on c; Kenny Barron (p) on d; (ep) on a-c, e; (clv) on a; (syn) on a, e; Chris White (b) on d; (eb) on a-c, e; Warren Smith (per) on a-c.

This album has mistakenly been listed as "Young Man On The Move" which is the title of an essay included in the liner notes. Instrumental credits are substantially incorrect as given in the notes.


Date: ca. 1978
Location: Audio One, New York City
Label: A&M

Jimmy Owens (ldr), George Barrow (f, bar), Jerry Dodgion, Alex Foster (f, as), Seldon Powell, Harold Vick (f, ts), Cecil Bridgewater, Jon Faddis, Virgil Jones, Victor Paz, Charles Sullivan [aka Kamau Adilifu] (t), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Wayne Andre, Earl McIntyre, Alfred Patterson, Janice Robinson (tb), Carlos Alomar, George Davis, Mantwila Nyomo (g), Kenny Barron, Stanley Cowell, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (key), Chris White (b), Gary King (eb), Brian Brake, Billy Cobham (d), Erroll 'Crusher' Bennett (per)

a. a-01    Home - 5:53  (Charlie Smalls) / arr: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
b. a-02    New Tune - 5:47  (Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson) / arr: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
c. a-03    Dreaming My Life Away - 5:45  (Norma Jordan, Jimmy Owens) / arr: Jimmy Owens
d. a-04    Never Subject To Change - 5:34  (Jimmy Owens) / arr: Jimmy Owens
e. b-01    B. S. - 6:51  (Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson) / arr: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
f. b-02    Sweet Love - 9:42  (Kenny Barron, Chris White) / arr: Kenny Barron
g. b-03    Exercise (Dis'go, Dis'way) - 6:21  (Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson) / arr: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
All titles on:      A&M LP 12": SP 729 — Headin' Home   (1978)

George Barrow (f) on g; (bar) on g; Jerry Dodgion (f) on g; (as) on g; Alex Foster (f) on g; (as) on g; Seldon Powell (f) on g; (ts) on g; Harold Vick (f) on g; (ts) on g; Cecil Bridgewater (t) on g; Jon Faddis (t) on g; Virgil Jones (t) on g; Jimmy Owens (t) on a-b, d, g; (fh) on c, e-f; Victor Paz (t) on g; Charles Sullivan [aka Kamau Adilifu] (t) on g; Wayne Andre (tb) on g; Earl McIntyre (tb) on g; Alfred Patterson (tb) on g; Janice Robinson (tb) on g; Carlos Alomar (g) on a-d, f; Mantwila Nyomo (g) on e; Kenny Barron (key) on a-f; Stanley Cowell (key) on g; Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (key) on g; Chris White (b) on e-f; Gary King (eb) on a-d, g; Brian Brake (d) on a-f; Billy Cobham (d) on g.

Date unknown - 1978 is issue date. Probably multiple sessions.