Ralph Peterson Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: April 19 & 20, 1988
Location: A & R Recording, New York City
Label: Somethin' Else

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Steve Wilson (ss, as), Terence Blanchard (t), Geri Allen (p), Phil Bowler (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a.     Enemy Within  (Ralph Peterson)
     Somethin' Else LP 12": RJ28-5502 — V   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 91730 2 — V   
b.     Monief  (Ralph Peterson)
     Somethin' Else LP 12": RJ28-5502 — V   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 91730 2 — V   
c.     The Early Bird Gets The Short End Of The Stick  (Donald Brown)
     Somethin' Else LP 12": RJ28-5502 — V   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 91730 2 — V   
d.     Soweto 6  (Ralph Peterson)
     Somethin' Else LP 12": RJ28-5502 — V   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 91730 2 — V   
e.     Viola's Dance  (Ralph Peterson)
     Somethin' Else LP 12": RJ28-5502 — V   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 91730 2 — V   
f.     Bebopskerony  (Ralph Peterson)
     Somethin' Else LP 12": RJ28-5502 — V   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 91730 2 — V   
g.     Just You, Just Me - 5:57  (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 92750 2 — Triangular   (1989)
     Somethin' Else CD: CJ32-5505 — Triangular   

Steve Wilson (ss) on b, e; (as) on a, c-d, f; Terence Blanchard (t) on a-f.

g. definitely recorded April 20, 1988.


Date: August 21 & 22, 1988
Location: A & R Recording, New York City
Label: Somethin' Else

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Geri Allen (p), Essiet Okun Essiet (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. 01    Bemsha Swing - 5:05  (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best)
b. 02    Triangular - 7:36  (Ralph Peterson)
c. 03    Water Colors - 5:15  (Ralph Peterson)
d. 04    Princess - 6:15  (Ralph Peterson)
e. 06    Move - 4:36  (Denzil Best)
f. 07    Splash - 6:41  (Essiet Okun Essiet)
g. 08    Smoke Rings - 5:34  (Ralph Peterson)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 92750 2 — Triangular   (1989)
     Somethin' Else CD: CJ32-5505 — Triangular   

Date: February 27 & 28, 1989
Location: Clinton Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Somethin' Else

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Steve Wilson (ss, as), Terence Blanchard (t), Geri Allen (p), Phil Bowler (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. 01    Volition - 6:10  (Ralph Peterson)
b. 02    Seven Of Swords - 7:33  (Walter Davis, Jr.)
c. 03    On My Side - 6:38  (Ralph Peterson)
d. 04    Forth And Back - 6:09  (Ralph Peterson)
e. 05    Back To Stay - 6:09  (Ralph Peterson)
f. 06    In Step - 6:17  (Bryan Carrott)
g. 07    The Benevolent One - 5:47  (Steve Wilson)
h. 08    Sasquatch - 5:24  (Ralph Peterson)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 93894 2 — Volition   (1990)
     Somethin' Else CD: CJ32-5510 — Volition   

Steve Wilson (ss) on e, g; (as) on a-d, f, h.


Date: December 22 & 23, 1989
Location: A & R Recording, New York City
Label: Somethin' Else

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Don Byron (cl, bcl), David Murray (bcl, ts), Frank Lacy (fh, tb), Bryan Carrott (vib), Melissa Slocum (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. 01    Urban Omen - 6:08  (Bryan Carrott)
b. 02    Thabo - 7:15  (Ralph Peterson)
c. 03    Homegoing (For Lee Morgan) - 8:29  (Don Byron)
d. 04    Axis Mundi - 9:27  (Ralph Peterson)
e. 05    Ballad For Queen Tiye - 4:25  (Ralph Peterson)
f. 06    Miss Lady - 4:47  (Melissa Slocum)
g. 07    I Can Dream, Can't I? - 4:43  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
h. 08    Confrontation - 10:41  (Frank Lacy)
i. 09    Johnny Come Lately - 4:11  (Billy Strayhorn)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 95475 2 — Ralph Peterson Presents The Fo'tet   (1991)
     Somethin' Else CD: CJ32-5521 — Ralph Peterson Presents The Fo'tet   

Don Byron (cl) on a, c, g-i; (bcl) on b, d-f; David Murray (bcl) on h; (ts) on b, f, h; Frank Lacy (fh) on h; (tb) on b, f.


Date: August 7-9, 1990
Location: Clinton Recording Studio B, New York City
Label: Somethin' Else

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Don Byron (cl, bcl), Ralph Peterson (c, d), Bryan Carrott (vib), Melissa Slocum (b)

a. 01    Ornettology - 7:07  (Ralph Peterson)
b. 02    The Substance Of Things Hoped For - 6:10  (Bryan Carrott)
c. 03    Nemesis - 4:49  (Melissa Slocum)
d. 04    Iris - 7:09  (Wayne Shorter)
e. 05    Status Flux - 7:15  (Ralph Peterson)
f. 06    I Mean You - 5:08  (Thelonious Monk)
g. 07    Sneak Attack - 2:49  (Ralph Peterson)
h. 08    Congeniality [aka Nomad] - 7:30  (Ornette Coleman)
i. 09    There Is No Greater Love - 1:48  (Isham Jones, Marty Symes)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 98290 2 — Ornettology   (1991)
     Somethin' Else CD: CJ32-5533 — Ornettology   

Don Byron (cl) on a, c, e-h; (bcl) on b, d; Ralph Peterson (c) on i; (d) on a-h; Bryan Carrott (vib) on a-h.


Date: March 18-20, 1992
Location: Power Station, New York City
Label: Somethin' Else

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Steve Wilson (ss, as), Craig Handy (ts), Graham Haynes (c), Frank Lacy (tb), Michele Rosewoman (p), Phil Bowler (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. 01    Free For All - 5:50  (Wayne Shorter)
b. 02    Sonora - 6:19  (Ralph Peterson)
c. 03    Art Of Blakey - 4:42  (Ralph Peterson)
d. 04    Central Park West - 7:02  (John Coltrane)
e. 05    When You Wish Upon A Star - 5:05  (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington)
f. 06    Bon Marie - 5:45  (Ralph Peterson)
g. 07    I Remember Bu - 8:30  (Ralph Peterson)
h. 08    Where It's Come From - 6:06  (Michele Rosewoman)
i. 09    People Make The World Go Round - 7:25  (Thomas Bell, Linda Creed)
All titles on:      Somethin' Else CD: TOCJ 5551 — Art   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 27645 — Art   

Craig Handy (ts) on a; Frank Lacy (tb) on a.


Date: November 28 & 29, 1994
Label: Evidence

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Steve Wilson (ss), Bryan Carrott (vib, mar), Belden Bullock (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. 01    Further Fo - 6:07  (Ralph Peterson)
b. 02    Song Of Serenity - 5:44  (Ralph Peterson)
c. 03    Long Journey Home - 5:32  (Ralph Peterson)
d. 04    Insanity - 4:02  (Ralph Peterson)
e. 05    Bottom - 4:23  (Ralph Peterson)
f. 06    Turn It Over - 8:27  (Ralph Peterson)
g. 07    Just For Today - 7:20  (Ralph Peterson)
h. 08    Acceptance - 5:57  (Ralph Peterson)
i. 09    For All My Tomorrows - 5:44  (Ralph Peterson)
j. 10    Keep It Simple - 6:03  (Ralph Peterson)
All titles on:      Evidence CD: ECD 22113-2 — The Reclamation Project   (1995)

Date: November 20 and December 18, 1995
Location: Soundtrack Studios, New York City
Label: Evidence

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Steve Wilson (ss), Bryan Carrott (vib), Belden Bullock (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. 01    Jackie-ing - 5:55  (Thelonious Monk)
b. 02    Skippy - 4:33  (Thelonious Monk)
c. 03    Epistrophy - 9:11  (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke)
d. 04    Played Twice - 4:30  (Thelonious Monk)
e. 05    Light Blue - 4:02  (Thelonious Monk)
f. 06    Criss-Cross - 3:27  (Thelonious Monk)
g. 07    Four In One - 5:14  (Thelonious Monk)
h. 08    Monkin' Around - 5:33  (Ralph Peterson)
i. 09    Spherically Speaking - 3:36  (Bryan Carrott)
j. 10    Well, You Needn't - 5:17  (Thelonious Monk)
k. 11    Brilliant Corners - 5:38  (Thelonious Monk)
All titles on:      Evidence CD: ECD 22174-2 — The Fo'tet Plays Monk   (1997)

Date: May 5 & 6 and June 6, 1999
Label: Sirocco Jazz

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Ralph Bowen (ss), Michael Brecker (ts), Ralph Peterson (t, d, cwb, per), Bryan Carrott (vib, mar), Belden Bullock (b)

a. 01    Back To Stay - 5:43  (Ralph Peterson)
b. 02    From Within - 4:00  (Belden Bullock)
c. 03    Apple's Eye - 9:53  (Ralph Peterson)
d. 04    Did You Notice - 4:24  (Ralph Bowen)
e. 05    The Red Planet [aka Miles' Mode] - 5:02  (Eric Dolphy)
f. 06    Surrender - 5:59  (Ralph Peterson)
g. 07    Soul Eyes - 9:07  (Mal Waldron)
h. 08    Is That So? - 6:03  (Duke Pearson)
i. 09    Inner Evolution - 3:53  (Ralph Peterson)
j. 10    Hidden Treasures - 5:17  (Bryan Carrott)
All titles on:      Sirocco Jazz CD: SJL 1006 — Back To Stay   (2000)

Michael Brecker (ts) on a, g; Ralph Peterson (t) on g; (cwb) on j; (per) on j.


Date: December 1999
Label: Sirocco Jazz

Ralph Peterson (ldr), David Kikoski (p), Gerald Cannon (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. 01    Jeanne's Dream - 5:56  (Gerald Cannon)
b. 02    Peri - 8:27  (Gerald Cannon)
c. 03    Night And Day - 6:50  (Cole Porter)
d. 04    Games - 6:23  (David Kikoski)
e. 05    Nathan Jones [aka Blues For Jones] - 4:54  (Ralph Peterson)
f. 06    I Remember Bu - 6:53  (Ralph Peterson)
g. 07    Red's Brazilian Fantasy - 5:18  (Ralph Peterson)
h. 08    If I Were A Bell - 6:06  (Frank Loesser)
All titles on:      Sirocco Jazz CD: SJL 1009 — Triangular 2   (2000)

e. listed as "Blues For Jones".


Date: January 16, 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Label: Criss Cross

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Jimmy Greene (ss, ts), Jeremy Pelt (t, fh), Orrin Evans (p), Eric Revis (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. 01    The Art Of War - 6:13  (Ralph Peterson)
b. 02    Inner Sanctum - 5:57  (Jeremy Pelt)
c. 03    Freight Train - 8:39  (Ralph Peterson)
d. 04    For All My Tomorrows - 6:53  (Ralph Peterson)
e. 05    Apocalypse - 6:16  (Jeremy Pelt)
f. 06    A Choice Not Taken - 7:52  (Ralph Peterson)
g. 07    Smoke Rings - 5:49  (Ralph Peterson)
h. 08    A Portrait Of Jennie - 10:42  (Gordon Burdge, J. Russell Robinson)
i. 09    Monief - 9:24  (Ralph Peterson)
j. 10    Big Jimmy - 5:52  (Orrin Evans)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1206 CD — The Art Of War   

Jimmy Greene (ts) on a-e, g-j; Jeremy Pelt (t) on a-e, g-j.


Date: December 19, 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Label: Criss Cross

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Jimmy Greene (ss, ts), Jeremy Pelt (t, fh), Orrin Evans (p), Eric Revis (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. 01    Trials Of Trust And Treachery - 5:07  (Ralph Peterson)
b. 02    The Vicious Cycle - 7:00  (Ralph Peterson)
c. 03    The Fifth Insight - 2:26  (Ralph Peterson)
d. 04    Tears I Cannot Hide - 5:49  (Ralph Peterson)
e. 05    Essence Of The Wizard - 10:11  (Ralph Peterson)
f. 06    But I Never Left - 6:25  (Ralph Peterson)
g. 07    The Seventh Insight - 3:10  (Ralph Peterson)
h. 08    Social Response - 4:46  (Jeremy Pelt)
i. 09    I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her - 3:52  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
j. 10    Synergy - 5:01  (Ralph Peterson)
k. 11    Subliminal Seduction - 3:42  (Ralph Peterson)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1225 CD — Subliminal Seduction   (2002)

Jimmy Greene (ts) on b-k.

i. listed as "I Only Miss Her When She's Gone" - confirmation needed that correct title is given above.


Date: December 10, 2002
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Label: Criss Cross

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Jimmy Greene (ss, ts), Jeremy Pelt (t, fh), Orrin Evans (p), Eric Revis (b), Ralph Peterson (d)

a. 01    Respect For Truth - 7:15  (Ralph Peterson)
b. 02    Tests Of Time - 5:29  (Ralph Peterson)
c. 03    I Love You - 6:13  (Cole Porter)
d. 04    Telepathy - 5:25  (Jeremy Pelt)
e. 05    Neo Terra (New Land) - 11:02  (Freddie Hubbard)
f. 06    Ballad For Queen Tiye - 5:22  (Ralph Peterson)
g. 07    Prayer For Columbine - 7:38  (Orrin Evans)
h. 08    When I Fall In Love - 4:07  (Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
i. 09    Question - 5:25  (Eric Revis)
j. 10    Cheryl - 5:31  (Jeremy Pelt)
k. 11    Dark Prince - 7:37  (Ralph Peterson)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1240 CD — Tests Of Time   (2003)

Date: December 9, 2003
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Label: Criss Cross

Ralph Peterson (ldr), Don Byron (cl, bcl), Bryan Carrott (vib), Belden Bullock (b), Ralph Peterson (d), Eguie Castillo (per)

a. 01    A Shade Of Jade - 6:39  (Joe Henderson)
b. 02    Surrender - 8:25  (Ralph Peterson)
c. 03    The Burning Sands - 7:42  (Ralph Peterson)
d. 04    Johnny Come Lately - 6:39  (Billy Strayhorn)
e. 05    Status Flux - 6:11  (Ralph Peterson)
f. 06    Beautious B - 5:30  (Ralph Peterson)
g. 07    Acceptance - 9:23  (Ralph Peterson)
h. 08    The Commute - 2:20  (Ralph Peterson)
i. 09    Keep It Simple - 8:28  (Ralph Peterson)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1255 CD — The Fo'tet Augmented   (2004)