Bill Potts Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: January 13-15, 1959
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: United Artists

Bill Potts (ldr), Gene Quill, Phil Woods (as), Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar), Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Art Farmer, Bernie Glow, Irving 'Marky' Markowitz, Charlie Shavers (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak, Earl Swope (tb), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Rod Levitt (btb), Herbie Powell (g), Bill Evans (p), George Duvivier (b), Charli Persip (d), Bill Potts (con)

a. a-01    Summertime - 3:05  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
b. a-02    A Woman Is A Sometime Thing - 2:19  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
c. a-03    My Man's Gone Now - 4:08  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
d. a-04    It Takes A Long Pull To Get There - 2:41  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
e. a-05    I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - 3:22  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
f. a-06    Bess, You Is My Woman Now - 5:13  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
g. a-07    It Ain't Necessarily So - 3:12  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
h. b-01    Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
i. b-01    Strawberry Woman  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
j. b-01    Here Come De Honey Man  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
k. b-01    Crab Man - 5:11  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
l. b-02    I Loves You Porgy - 3:02  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
m. b-03    Clara - 3:18  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
n. b-04    There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - 3:22  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
o. b-05    Bess Oh Where Is My Bess - 4:37  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
p. b-06    Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way - 3:19  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bill Potts
All titles on:      United Artists LP 12": UAL 4032 — The Jazz Soul Of Porgy And Bess   
     Capitol Jazz CD: CDP 7 95132 2 — The Jazz Soul Of Porgy And Bess   (1991)
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10170 — Porgy & Bess + Bye Bye Birdie   (2005)

h, i, j, k performed as medley.


Date: 1963
Location: New York City
Label: Colpix

Bill Potts (ldr), Ron Odrich (f, bcl, ts), Gene Quill (cl, as), Phil Woods (cl, as, ts), Irving 'Marky' Markowitz, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (t), Clark Terry (t, fh), Willie Dennis (tb), Billy Costa (p), Milt Hinton (b), Sol Gubin (d), Bill Potts (con)

a. a-01    Bye Bye Birdie - 3:05  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: Bill Potts
b. a-02    Rosie - 3:06  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: Bill Potts
c. a-03    How Lovely To Be A Woman - 3:18  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: Bill Potts
d. a-04    Put On A Happy Face - 3:02  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: Bill Potts
e. a-05    One Last Kiss - 3:18  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: Bill Potts
f. b-01    A Lot Of Livin' To Do - 3:24  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: Bill Potts
g. b-02    Baby Talk To Me - 3:10  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: Bill Potts
h. b-03    Kids - 2:34  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: Bill Potts
i. b-04    One Boy (One Girl) - 4:21  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: Bill Potts
j. b-05    The Closer - 3:09  (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: Bill Potts
All titles on:      Colpix LP 12": CP 451 — Bye Bye Birdie   (1964)
     LoneHill Jazz CD: LHJ 10170 — Porgy & Bess + Bye Bye Birdie   (2005)

Date: May 26, 1967
Location: New York City
Label: Decca

Bill Potts (ldr), Zoot Sims (ts), Irving 'Marky' Markowitz (t, fh), Tito Puente (vib), Barry Galbraith, Anthony Gottuso (g), Bill Potts (p, con), Richard Davis (b), Mel Lewis (d), Charlie Palmieri, Francisco 'Chino' Pozo, Louie Ramirez (per)

a. 118999    Day By Day - 3:08  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Bill Potts
b. 119000    Que Se Vaya - 2:49  (Bill Potts) / arr: Bill Potts
c. 119001    Samba Da Benção (My Heart Loves The Samba) - 3:16  (Baden Powell, Vinicius DeMoraes) / arr: Bill Potts
d. 119002    Meditation [aka Meditação] - 4:17  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Bill Potts
e. 119003    How Insensitive [aka Insensatez] - 2:54  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Bill Potts
All titles on:      Decca LP 12": DL 12.011 — How Insensitive   (1967)
     Decca LP 12": DL 4910 — How Insensitive   (1967)
     Decca LP 12": DL 74910 — How Insensitive   (1967)
     Mambo City Records CD: MC 3001 — Rio 5 A.M. - The Gathering   

Group known as The Brasilia Neuve.

Tito Puente not identified on Decca issue.

Mambo City issue claims this was recorded in Brazil in 1968. This issue contains a track listed as "Rio: 5 A.M." - confirmation needed that this is "Que Se Vaya" which is the only selection not listed.


Date: June 7, 1967
Location: New York City
Label: Decca

Bill Potts (ldr), Zoot Sims (ts), Irving 'Marky' Markowitz (t, fh), Tito Puente (vib), Barry Galbraith, Anthony Gottuso (g), Bill Potts (p, con), Richard Davis (b), Mel Lewis (d), Charlie Palmieri, Francisco 'Chino' Pozo, Louie Ramirez (per)

a. 119031    Now I Know The Feeling - 3:24  (Nelson Barros, Judy Spencer) / arr: Bill Potts
b. 119032    Como Va - 3:26  (Anthony Gottuso) / arr: Bill Potts
c. 119033    Brazilville - 2:52  (Bill Potts) / arr: Bill Potts
d. 119034    Teach Me Tonight - 2:38  (Gene DePaul, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Bill Potts
e. 119035    Esquecendo Você (Forgetting You) - 3:25  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Judy Spencer) / arr: Bill Potts
All titles on:      Decca LP 12": DL 12.011 — How Insensitive   (1967)
     Decca LP 12": DL 4910 — How Insensitive   (1967)
     Decca LP 12": DL 74910 — How Insensitive   (1967)
     Mambo City Records CD: MC 3001 — Rio 5 A.M. - The Gathering   

Group known as The Brasilia Neuve.

Tito Puente not identified on Decca issue.

Mambo City issue claims this was recorded in Brazil in 1968.


Date: July 27, 1987
Location: Bias Studios, Springfield, VA
Label: Jazz Mark

Bill Potts (ldr), Ron Diehl, Tad Elmer (as), Jim Hayward, Dave Schiff (ts), Paul Schortgen (bar), Joe Bovello, Don Junker, Vaughn Nark, Bob Pomerleau, Hal Posey, Ken Smukal (t), Doug Elliott, John Jensen, Rick Lillard, Dave Steinmeyer (tb), Lee Gause (btb), Paul Wingo (g), Bill Potts (p, con), Robert Redd (p), Paul Langosch (b), Chuck Redd (d)

a. a-01    555 Feet High - 5:34  (Bill Potts) / arr: Bill Potts
b. a-02    Momsville - 5:11  (Bill Potts) / arr: Bill Potts
c. a-03    Brazilville - 3:43  (Bill Potts) / arr: Bill Potts
d. a-04    Dead Man's Blues - 4:00  (Bill Potts) / arr: Bill Potts
e. a-05    Angry - 1:51  (Bill Potts) / arr: Bill Potts
f. b-01    C Jam Blues - 5:42  (Duke Ellington) / arr: Bill Potts
g. b-02    Dad - 4:17  (Bill Potts) / arr: Bill Potts
h. b-03    Shhhhhh! - 4:20  (Bill Potts) / arr: Bill Potts
i. b-04    Tin Roof Blues - 3:53  (Bill Potts) / arr: Bill Potts
j. b-05    Boo Boo - 2:51  (Bill Potts) / arr: Bill Potts
All titles on:      Jazz Mark LP 12": 107 — 555 Feet High   (1987)
     Jazz Mark CD: 107 — 555 Feet High   (1987)