Julian Priester Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: January 11, 1960
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Julian Priester (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Julian Priester (tb), Tommy Flanagan (p), Sam Jones (b), Elvin Jones (d)

a. a-01    24-Hour Leave - 7:00  (Jimmy Heath)
b. a-02    The End - 3:51  (Julian Priester)
c. a-03    1239A - 3:03  (Charles Davis)
d. a-04    Just Friends - 3:51  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
e. b-01    Bob T's Blues - 3:57  (Julian Priester)
f. b-02    Under The Surface - 4:21  (Julian Priester)
g. b-03    Once In A While - 5:21  (Michael Edwards, Bud Green)
h. b-04    Julian's Tune - 4:19  (Julian Priester)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP 1163 — Keep Swingin'   
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 12-316 — Keep Swingin'   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1863-2 — Keep Swingin'    (1995)

Jimmy Heath (ts) on a-b, d, f-g.


Date: July 12, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Riverside

Julian Priester (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Charles Davis (bar), Julian Priester (tb), McCoy Tyner (p), Sam Jones (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. a-01    Chi Chi - 4:49  (Charlie Parker)
b. a-02    Blue Stride - 5:58  (Julian Priester)
c. a-03    It Might As Well Be Spring - 5:53  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d. a-04    Excursion - 5:47  (Walter Benton)
e. b-01    Spiritsville - 7:26  (Walter Benton)
f. b-02    My Romance - 5:57  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g. b-03    Donna's Waltz - 5:37  (Walter Benton)
All titles on:      Jazzland LP 12": JLP 925 — Spiritsville   
     Milestone CD: MCD 47087-2 — Out Of This World   (2001)

Walter Benton (ts) on a-b, d-g; Charles Davis (bar) on a-b, d-g.


Date: June 28 and September 12, 1973
Location: Different Fur Music, San Francisco, CA
Label: ECM

Julian Priester (ldr), Hadley Caliman (f, bcl, ss, ts), David Johnson (f, ss), Julian Priester (tb, atb, btb, eu, syn, per), Bill Connors (g), Todd Cochran (p, ep, clv), Patrick Gleeson (syn), Henry Franklin (b, eb), Ron McClure (eb), Ndugu Chancler (d), Eric Gravatt (d, cga)

a. a-01    Prologue  (Julian Priester)
b. a-02    Love, Love - 19:30  (Julian Priester)
c. b-01    Images  (Julian Priester)
d. b-02    Eternal Worlds  (Julian Priester)
e. b-02    Epilogue - 18:24  (Julian Priester)
All titles on:      ECM LP 12": 1044 — Love, Love   (1974)
     ECM CD: 00602498717738 — Love, Love   (2005)

a, b;   c, d, e performed as medleys.

David Johnson (f) on a, c-e; (ss) on a, c-e; Bill Connors (g) on b; Henry Franklin (b) on a, c-e; (eb) on a, c-e; Ron McClure (eb) on b; Ndugu Chancler (d) on a, c-e; Eric Gravatt (d) on b; (cga) on b.


Date: January 1977
Location: Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Label: ECM

Julian Priester (ldr), Ron Stallings (ss, ts), Julian Priester (tb, syn), Ray Obiedo (g), Curtis Clark (p), Heshima Mark Williams (eb), Augusta Lee Collins (d)

a. a-01    Polarization - 4:30  (Julian Priester)
b. a-02    Rhythm Magnet - 9:21  (Julian Priester)
c. a-03    Wind Dolphin - 8:29  (Bruce Horiuchi)
d. b-01    Coincidence - 3:33  (Ray Obiedo)
e. b-02    Scorpio Blue - 8:25  (Curtis Clark)
f. b-03    Anatomy Of Longing - 9:32  (Curtis Clark)
All titles on:      ECM LP 12": ECM 1-1098 — Polarization   (1977)

Group known as Julian Priester And Marine Intrusion.


Date: November 14 & 15, 1996
Location: Sound On Sound, New York City
Label: Postcards

Julian Priester, Sam Rivers (ldr), Sam Rivers (f, ss, ts, p), Julian Priester (tb), Tucker Martine (tt)

a. 01    Heads Of The People - 6:51  (Tucker Martine)
b. 02    Desire - 5:55  (Sam Rivers)
c. 03    Zone - 3:41  (Sam Rivers)
d. 04    The New System - 5:14  (Julian Priester, Sam Rivers)
e. 05    Mister Mayor And Mister Miser - 7:11  (Julian Priester, Sam Rivers)
f. 06    Autumnal Influences: The Book Of Beauty - 5:54  (Julian Priester, Sam Rivers)
g. 07    Public Servant - 4:16  (Julian Priester, Sam Rivers)
h. 08    The Circumlocution Office - 4:15  (Julian Priester, Sam Rivers)
i. 09    Chiaroscuro - 5:07  (Julian Priester, Sam Rivers)
All titles on:      Postcards CD: POST 1017 — Hints On Light And Shadow   (1997)

Tucker Martine credited with "electronics".


Date: April 10-12, 2002
Location: Studio Litho, Seattle, WA
Label: Conduit

Julian Priester (ldr), Julian Priester (tb), Dawn Clement (p), Geoff Harper (b), Byron Vannoy (d)

a. 01    In Deep - 7:09  (Julian Priester)
b. 02    Captured Imaginations - 6:48  (Julian Priester)
c. 03    Blues Sea - 12:06  (Julian Priester)
d. 04    Ecumene - 5:59  (Julian Priester)
e. 05    Thin Seam Of Dark Blue Light - 6:55  (Geoff Harper)
f. 06    Mejatoto - 8:11  (Byron Vannoy)
g. 07    A Delicate Balance - 8:46  (Dawn Clement)
h. 08    End Dance - 6:08  (Julian Priester)
All titles on:      Conduit CD: CR 1301 — In Deep End Dance   (2002)