Bob Prince Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: January 4, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Bob Prince (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Frank Socolow, Eddie Wasserman (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar), Jon Eardley, Al Stewart, Phil Sunkel, Nick Travis (t), Eddie Bert (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Bob Prince (vib, con), Harvey Leonard (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Joe Harris (d)

a. CO54382    Fanfare And Fantasy  (Bob Prince) / arr: Bob Prince
b. CO54383    Ground Base  (Bob Prince) / arr: Bob Prince
c. CO54384    Stutters  (Bob Prince) / arr: Bob Prince
d. CO54385    Germination  (Bob Prince) / arr: Bob Prince
e. CO54386    Avakianas Brasileiras  (Bob Prince) / arr: Bob Prince
All titles on:      Columbia LP 12": CL 842 — What's New - New Jazz From Teo Macero And Bob Prince   

Tenor solos by Wasserman; trumpet solos by Eardley.


Date: ca. 1958
Location: New York City
Label: Columbia

Bob Prince (ldr), Bob Prince (vib), Joe Puma (g), Dick Loman (p), Vinnie Burke (b), Maurice Mark (d)

a. a-01    A Very Proper Town  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Bob Prince
b. a-02    Hey, Madame!  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Bob Prince
c. a-03    Morning Music Of Montmartre  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Bob Prince
d. a-04    You Don't Know Him  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Bob Prince
e. a-05    Give It All You Got  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Bob Prince
f. b-01    Surprise  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Bob Prince
g. b-02    Life Does A Man A Favor  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Bob Prince
h. b-03    Keep It Simple  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Bob Prince
i. b-04    You're So Right For Me  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Bob Prince
j. b-05    We're Not Children  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Bob Prince
All titles on:      Harmony LP 12": HL 7097 — Dancing With Oh Captain!   (1958)

Date: December 18 & 23, 1958 and January 1, 5, 12, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Warner Bros.

Bob Prince (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Al Cohn (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar), Donald Byrd (t), Billy Byers (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Barry Galbraith (g, bj), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d), Bob Prince (con)

a. A50148    Charleston - 2:30  (James P. Johnson, Cecil Mack [aka Richard C. McPherson]) / arr: Bob Prince
b. A50149    Ain't She Sweet - 2:25  (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) / arr: Bob Prince
Both titles on:      Warner Bros. LP 12": WS 1276 — Charleston 1970   (1959)
     Warner Bros. LP 12": W 1276 — Charleston 1970   (1959)

Date: December 18 & 23, 1958 and January 1, 5, 12, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Warner Bros.

Bob Prince (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Al Cohn (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar), Donald Byrd (t), Urbie Green (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Barry Galbraith (g, bj), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d), Bob Prince (con)

a. A50151    Sack Dress - 3:08  (Eddie Barclay, François Vermeille) / arr: Bob Prince
b. A50155    My Charleston - 2:43  (Eddie Barclay, François Vermeille) / arr: Bob Prince
c. A50156    Chapeau Cloche - 2:15  (Eddie Barclay, François Vermeille) / arr: Bob Prince
d. A50157    Original Charleston Strut - 2:49  (Thomas Morris, William Russell, Clarence Williams) / arr: Bob Prince
All titles on:      Warner Bros. LP 12": WS 1276 — Charleston 1970   (1959)
     Warner Bros. LP 12": W 1276 — Charleston 1970   (1959)

Date: December 18 & 23, 1958 and January 1, 5, 12, 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Warner Bros.

Bob Prince (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Al Cohn (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar), Donald Byrd (t), Frank Rehak (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Barry Galbraith (g, bj), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d), Bob Prince (con)

a. A50150    Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue - 3:00  (Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, Ray Henderson) / arr: Bob Prince
b. A50152    Beat Charleston - 2:27  (Bob Prince) / arr: Bob Prince
     Warner Bros. LP 12": W 1281 — Jazz Festival In Hi-Fi: Near In And Far Out   (1959)
     Warner Bros. LP 12": WS 1281 — Jazz Festival In Stereo: Near In And Far Out   (1959)
     Valiant LP 12": VS 104 — Jazz Festival In Stereo   
c. A50153    The Varsity Drag - 2:38  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) / arr: Bob Prince
d. A50154    Yes Sir, That's My Baby - 2:36  (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Bob Prince
e. A50158    Struttin' With Some Barbecue - 2:48  (Lillian Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye) / arr: Bob Prince
f. A50159    Heebie Jeebies - 2:00  (Boyd Atkins) / arr: Bob Prince
g. A50160    Black Bottom - 2:40  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) / arr: Bob Prince
All titles on:      Warner Bros. LP 12": WS 1276 — Charleston 1970   (1959)
     Warner Bros. LP 12": W 1276 — Charleston 1970   (1959)

"Beat Charleston" listed as "Blue Ribbon Charleston" on W/WS 1281 and VS 104. Confirmation needed.


Date: July-August 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Warner Bros.

Bob Prince (ldr), Hal McKusick (ss), Gene Quill, Phil Woods (as), Al Cohn, Morty Lewis, Seldon Powell, Zoot Sims (ts), Al Epstein, Sol Schlinger (bar), Shelly Gold (bsx), Dick Katz (p), George Duvivier (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a.     Four Brothers  (Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Bob Prince
b.     Sometimes I'm Happy  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) / arr: Bob Prince
c.     Early Autumn  (Ralph Burns, Woody Herman, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Bob Prince
All titles on:      Warner Bros. LP 12": W 1336 — Saxes Inc.   (1959)

Lord: One of the three sessions for this album held on August 15, 1959.


Date: July-August 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Warner Bros.

Bob Prince (ldr), Hal McKusick (ss), Herb Geller, Gene Quill, Phil Woods (as), Georgie Auld, Al Cohn, Coleman Hawkins, Morty Lewis, Seldon Powell, Zoot Sims (ts), Gene Allen, Sol Schlinger (bar), Shelly Gold (bsx), Dick Katz (p), George Duvivier (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a.     Broadway  (Bill Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode) / arr: Bob Prince
b.     A Night In Tunisia  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) / arr: Bob Prince
c.     Jumpin' With Symphony Sid  (Lester Young) / arr: Bob Prince
d.     The Gypsy  (Billy Reid) / arr: Bob Prince
All titles on:      Warner Bros. LP 12": W 1336 — Saxes Inc.   (1959)

Coleman Hawkins (ts) on c-d.

Lord: One of the three sessions for this album held on August 15, 1959.


Date: July-August 1959
Location: New York City
Label: Warner Bros.

Bob Prince (ldr), Hal McKusick (ss), Herb Geller, Gene Quill, Phil Woods (as), Georgie Auld, Al Cohn, Morty Lewis, Seldon Powell, Zoot Sims (ts), Al Epstein, Sol Schlinger (bar), Shelly Gold (bsx), Dick Katz (p), George Duvivier (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a.     Fugue For Tinhorns  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Bob Prince
b.     Tickle Toe  (Lester Young) / arr: Bob Prince
c.     Sweet And Lovely  (Gus Arnheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias) / arr: Bob Prince
d.     Axmobile  (Bob Prince) / arr: Bob Prince
All titles on:      Warner Bros. LP 12": W 1336 — Saxes Inc.   (1959)

Lord: One of the three sessions for this album held on August 15, 1959.


Date: 1961
Location: Kingsway Hall, London, UK
Label: RCA Victor

Bob Prince (ldr), Bob Prince (con)

a.     Events  (Bob Prince) / arr: Bob Prince
b.     N. Y. Export: Op. Jazz  (Bob Prince) / arr: Bob Prince
Both titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LPM 2435 — Music Excerpts From Jerome Robbins' "Ballets: U.S.A." - "Events" And "N. Y. Export: Op. Jazz"   

LP issue gives no recording date - 1961 is issue date.

Additional personnel (large ensemble of winds and percussion listed as "The Orchestra of the Ballets U.S.A. Company") unknown.

"N. Y. Export: Op. Jazz" is in five sections: Entrances And Group Dances; Statics; Passage For Two; Improvisation; Theme, Variations, and Fugue.