Randy Sandke Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: May 30 & 31, 1985
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Stash

Randy Sandke (ldr), Michael Brecker (ts), Randy Sandke (t, g), Joel Helleny (tb), Jim McNeely (p), John Goldsby (b), Kenny Washington (d), Jean Eley, Lewis Eley (vn), Lamar Alsop (vl)

a. a-01    Orange Julius - 3:47  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
b. a-02    Elegy For Albert - 5:07  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
c. a-03    Dragon Dance - 4:56  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
d. a-04    Bix's Place - 5:00  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
e. b-01    Beggars And Swallowtails - 4:59  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
f. b-02    Brownstones - 3:48  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
g. b-03    Rosita's - 5:21  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
h. b-04    Relaxin' At Clifford's - 6:12  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
All titles on:      Stash LP 12": ST 264 — New York Stories   (1986)
     Stash CD: STCD 575 — The Sandke Brothers   (1993)

Michael Brecker (ts) on a, c-e, g-h; Joel Helleny (tb) on a, c-e, g-h; Randy Sandke (g) on b; Jean Eley (vn) on a; Lewis Eley (vn) on a; Lamar Alsop (vl) on a.


Date: 1988
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Randy Sandke (ldr), Gerry Niewood (ts), Randy Sandke (t), Jim McNeely (p), Mike Richmond (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a.     Persistence - 5:22  (Randy Sandke)
     Concord CD: CCD 42049-2 — Awakening   (1998)

Date: 1988
Location: A & R Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Randy Sandke (ldr), Randy Sandke (t, pt, g, syn), John Hayward (prg), Dave Ratajczak (d)

a.     Awakening - 7:25  (Randy Sandke)
     Concord CD: CCD 42049-2 — Awakening   (1998)
b.     Fugue State  (Randy Sandke)
     Concord CD: CCD 42049-2 — Awakening   (1998)
c.     Realization - 2:28  (Randy Sandke)
     Evening Star CD: ES 112 — The Subway Ballet   (2006)
d.     Happy Birthday Berlin - 3:14  (Randy Sandke)
     Evening Star CD: ES 112 — The Subway Ballet   (2006)
e.     Prelude To A Kiss - 2:27  (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills)
     Concord CD: CCD 42049-2 — Awakening   (1998)

Randy Sandke (t) on a-b, e; (pt) on c; (g) on a, c-d; (syn) on a-d; John Hayward (prg) on a-d; Dave Ratajczak (d) on a-b.

"Fugue State" listed as "Fugue State II" and combined with recording from 1997 on CD issue.


Date: 1988
Location: Sear Sound, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Randy Sandke (ldr), Gerry Niewood (f, as, ts), Randy Sandke (t, fh, g), Jim McNeely (p, org), John Goldsby (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a.     Sea Change - 4:35  (Randy Sandke)
     Concord CD: CCD 42049-2 — Awakening   (1998)
b.     Red Hook Blues - 4:37  (Randy Sandke)
     Evening Star CD: ES 112 — The Subway Ballet   (2006)
c.     How Did It Get So Late - 5:11  (Randy Sandke)
     Evening Star CD: ES 112 — The Subway Ballet   (2006)

Gerry Niewood (f) on c; (as) on b; (ts) on a; Randy Sandke (t) on a-b; (fh) on c; (g) on b; Jim McNeely (p) on a, c; (org) on b; Kenny Washington (d) on a-b.


Date: December 4 & 6, 1990
Location: New York City
Label: Jazzology

Randy Sandke (ldr), Ken Peplowski (cl), Scott Robinson (bsx, c), Randy Sandke (t), Dan Barrett (c, tb), Linc Milliman (tu), Marty Grosz (g), Ray Kennedy (p), Dave Ratajczak (d)

a. 01    Stampede - 3:44  (Fletcher Henderson) / arr: Randy Sandke
b. 02    Skeleton Jangle - 3:12  (Nick La Rocca) / arr: Randy Sandke
c. 03    When - 2:48  (J. C. Johnson, Bob Schafer, Andy Razaf) / arr: Randy Sandke
d. 04    Lena From Palesteena - 3:02  (J. Russell Robinson, Con Conrad) / arr: Randy Sandke
e. 05    Candlelights - 4:04  (Bix Beiderbecke) / arr: Randy Sandke
f. 06    Copenhagen - 2:47  (Charles Davis, Walter Melrose) / arr: Randy Sandke
g. 07    Irish Black Bottom - 2:49  (Louis Armstrong, Percy Venable) / arr: Randy Sandke
h. 08    Africa - 3:39  (Henry Creamer, James F. Hanley) / arr: Randy Sandke
i. 09    Fool Me Some More - 4:25  (Peter DeRose, Haven Gillespie) / arr: Randy Sandke
j. 10    Tia Juana - 3:25  (Larry Conley, Gene Rodemich) / arr: Randy Sandke
k. 11    Steady Roll Blues - 3:50  (Charles Bates, Mel Stitzel) / arr: Randy Sandke
l. 12    Sweet Man - 3:26  (Maceo Pinkard) / arr: Randy Sandke
m. 13    Grandpa's Spells - 2:33  (Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton) / arr: Randy Sandke
n. 14    (Yes!) I'm In The Barrel - 3:11  (Louis Armstrong) / arr: Randy Sandke
o. 15    Say It With Music - 3:49  (Irving Berlin) / arr: Randy Sandke
All titles on:      Jazzology CD: JCD 211 — Stampede   (1992)

Scott Robinson (bsx) on c, e-f, i, l, o; (c) on o; Dan Barrett (c) on o; (tb) on a-n; Linc Milliman (tu) on a-b, d, g-h, j-k, m-n.

Group known as Randy Sandke's New Yorkers.

"Lena From Palesteena" listed as "Palesteena".


Date: July 9 & 13, 1992
Location: New York City
Label: Jazzology

Randy Sandke (ldr), Ken Peplowski (cl), Randy Sandke (t), Dan Barrett (tb), James Chirillo (g), Mark Shane (p), Jack Lesberg (b), Dave Ratajczak (d)

a. 01    Wild Cat - 3:56  (Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti) / arr: Randy Sandke
b. 02    Sobbin' Blues - 6:43  (Vic Berton, Art Kassell) / arr: Randy Sandke
c. 03    That Eccentric Rag - 2:39  (J. Russell Robinson) / arr: Randy Sandke
d. 04    Let's Sing Again - 4:14  (Jimmy McHugh, Gus Kahn) / arr: Randy Sandke
e. 05    Don't Worry 'Bout Me - 6:05  (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) / arr: Randy Sandke
f. 06    Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble - 4:01  (Spencer Williams) / arr: Randy Sandke
g. 07    Choo Choo (Gotta Hurry Home) - 4:38  (Duke Ellington, Dave Ringle, Bob Schafer) / arr: Randy Sandke
h. 08    Japanese Sandman - 5:00  (Raymond Egan, Richard Whiting) / arr: Randy Sandke
i. 09    Runnin' Wild - 4:22  (Leo Wood, A. Harrington Gibbs, Joe Grey) / arr: Randy Sandke
j. 10    I'd Rather Cry Over You - 4:32  (Dan Dougherty, Phil Ponce, Jack Yellen) / arr: Randy Sandke
k. 11    Stomp Off, Let's Go - 3:50  (Elmer Schoebel) / arr: Randy Sandke
All titles on:      Jazzology CD: JCD 222 — Wild Cats   

Engineer: Todd Anderson

Group known as Randy Sandke's New Yorkers.

"That Eccentric Rag" listed as "Eccentric".


Date: February 4 & 8, 1993
Location: Sear Sound, New York City
Label: Concord

Randy Sandke (ldr), Ken Peplowski (cl, ts), Randy Sandke (t, fh), Ray Kennedy (p), John Goldsby (b), Terry Clarke (d)

a. 01    Wildfire - 4:23  (Randy Sandke)
b. 02    Thanks A Million - 3:05  (Arthur Johnston, Gus Kahn)
c. 03    Say It - 4:43  (Randy Sandke)
d. 04    Dream Song - 3:22  (Randy Sandke)
e. 05    Muddy Water - 4:14  (Peter DeRose, Harry Richman, Jo Trent)
f. 06    With A Song In My Heart - 4:46  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g. 07    See You Later - 4:53  (Randy Sandke)
h. 08    I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues - 5:12  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
i. 09    Domino - 5:03  (Louis Ferrari, Jacques Plante, Don Raye)
j. 10    I Hear Music - 3:03  (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser)
k. 11    I Love Louis - 4:00  (Randy Sandke)
l. 12    Lullaby For Karen - 4:45  (Randy Sandke)
All titles on:      Concord CD: CCD 4566 — I Hear Music   (1993)

Ken Peplowski (cl) on e; (ts) on a, c-d, f-g, j; Randy Sandke (t) on a-h, j-l; (fh) on i; John Goldsby (b) on a-k; Terry Clarke (d) on a-k.

Spoken comments by Benny Goodman (0:11) follow the final selection.


Date: May 1, 1993
Location: Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Ken Peplowski (cl), Scott Robinson (Cm, bsx, c), Dan Barrett (t, tb), Randy Sandke (t, c), Linc Milliman (tu, b), Marty Grosz (g), Mark Shane (p), Dave Ratajczak (d)

a.     Fidgety Feet - 4:14  (Nick La Rocca, Larry Shields)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
b.     Tia Juana - 3:49  (Larry Conley, Gene Rodemich)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
c.     Davenport Blues - 3:19  (Bix Beiderbecke)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
d.     My Pretty Girl - 3:44  (Charles Fulcher)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
e.     Singin' The Blues  (Con Conrad, Sam M. Lewis, J. Russell Robinson, Joe Young)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
f.     I'm Coming, Virginia - 5:59  (Will Marion Cook, Donald Heywood)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
g.     Changes - 2:40  (Walter Donaldson)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
h.     When - 3:05  (J. C. Johnson, Bob Schafer, Andy Razaf)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
i.     Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now - 3:39  (Frank Teschemacher, Guy d'Hardelot)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
j.     Sorry - 5:53  (Raymond Klages, Howdy Quicksell)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
k.     Wait Till You See Ma Cherie - 4:13  (Richard Whiting, Leo Robin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
l.     Riverboat Shuffle - 4:50  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish, Dick Voynow)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
m.     China Boy - 4:34  (Phil Boutelje, Dick Winfree)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
n.     My Melancholy Baby - 5:08  (Ernie Burnett, George Norton, Johnny Watson)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
o.     At The Jazz Band Ball - 5:43  (Eddie Edwards, Nick La Rocca, Johnny Mercer, Tony Sbarbaro, Larry Shields)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
p.     I'll Be A Friend With Pleasure - 4:50  (Maceo Pinkard)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
q.     Clarinet Marmalade - 5:08  (Nick La Rocca, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro, Larry Shields)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
r.     Sweet Sue, Just You - 7:13  (Victor Young, Will J. Harris)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 002 — The Bix Beiderbecke Era   (1993)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 3002 — Randy Sandke Meets Bix Beiderbecke   (2002)
s.     There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears - 4:23  (Fred Fisher)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 008 — One, Two, Three: The First Three Concerts Unreleased Highlights 92-93   (1994)
t.     Mississippi Mud - 2:20  (Harry Barris, James Cavanaugh)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 008 — One, Two, Three: The First Three Concerts Unreleased Highlights 92-93   (1994)
u.     In A Mist  (Bix Beiderbecke)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 008 — One, Two, Three: The First Three Concerts Unreleased Highlights 92-93   (1994)
v.     Candlelights - 5:35  (Bix Beiderbecke)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 008 — One, Two, Three: The First Three Concerts Unreleased Highlights 92-93   (1994)

e, f;   u, v performed as medleys.

Scott Robinson (Cm) on a-c, e-o, q-v; (bsx) on a-c, e-o, q-v; (c) on d, p; Dan Barrett (t) on d, p; (tb) on a-o, q-v; Randy Sandke (t) on a-c, e-o, q-v; (c) on d, p.

Group known as the New York Allstars.

Personnel specifics need confirmation.


Date: May 2, 1993
Location: Blue Noise Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Scott Robinson (ts, bar, c), Randy Sandke (t), Dan Barrett (tb), Marty Grosz (g, v), Mark Shane (p), Linc Milliman (b), Dave Ratajczak (d), Ken Peplowski (dir)

a. 01    Broadway - 6:00  (Bill Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode)
b. 02    Moten Swing - 5:47  (Benny Moten, Buster Moten)
c. 03    'Round Midnight - 3:34  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
d. 04    Rosetta - 3:35  (Earl Hines, Henri Woode)
e. 05    When It's Sleepy Time Down South - 3:55  (Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René)
f. 06    In A Mellotone - 6:06  (Duke Ellington)
g. 07    After You've Gone - 3:42  (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)
h. 08    Bye Bye Blackbird - 4:45  (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
i. 09    On The Sunny Side Of The Street - 5:34  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
j. 10    It's All Right With Me - 3:51  (Cole Porter)
k. 11    Basin Street Blues - 5:21  (Spencer Williams)
l. 12    Mack The Knife [aka Moritat] - 5:19  (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein)
All titles on:      Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 003 — Broadway   (1998)

Group known as the New York Allstars.


Date: September 8 & 9, 1993
Location: Penny Lane Studios, New York City
Label: Concord

Randy Sandke (ldr), Ken Peplowski (cl, ts), Randy Sandke (t, fh), Robert Trowers (tb), Kenny Barron (p), John Goldsby (b), Terry Clarke (d)

a. 01    Get Happy - 3:38  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
b. 02    Tuscaloosa - 4:46  (Randy Sandke)
c. 03    Sicilienne - 6:58  (Gabriel Fauré)
d. 04    Humph - 5:03  (Thelonious Monk)
e. 05    Sonata - 4:53  (Alex Alstone, Ervin Drake, Jimmy Shirl)
f. 06    Let Me Sing And I'm Happy - 4:27  (Irving Berlin)
g. 07    You - 7:20  (Walter Donaldson, Harold Adamson)
h. 08    Regret - 4:33  (Randy Sandke)
i. 09    Deception - 3:02  (Miles Davis)
j. 10    Black Beauty - 4:05  (Duke Ellington)
k. 11    Owl Eyes - 4:08  (Randy Sandke)
l. 12    Boogie Stop Shuffle - 4:25  (Charles Mingus)
m. 13    Me And My Shadow - 5:50  (Dave Dreyer, Al Jolson, Billy Rose)
All titles on:      Concord CD: CCD 4598-2 — Get Happy   (1994)

Ken Peplowski (cl) on c, f, j; (ts) on a-b, d-e, g-i, k-m; Randy Sandke (t) on a-b, d-g, i-m; (fh) on c, h; Robert Trowers (tb) on b, d, i, k-l.


Date: November 17 & 18, 1993
Location: Birdland Jazzclub, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Antti Sarpila (cl, ss, ts), Harry Allen, Danny Moss (ts), Randy Sandke (t), Jerry Tilitz (tb), Brian Dee (p), Len Skeat (b), Oliver Jackson (d)

a. 01    All The Cats Join In - 6:50  (Eddie Sauter, Alec Wilder, Ray Gilbert)
b. 02    Come Again - 4:57  (Buck Clayton)
c. 03    Buckin' The Blues - 6:08  (Leonard Feather, William Moore)
d. 04    Lester Leaps In - 7:15  (Lester Young)
e. 05    Fiesta In Blue - 3:23  (Jimmy Mundy, Benny Goodman)
f. 06    Toot Sweet - 5:17  (Buck Clayton)
g. 07    Christopher Columbus - 7:49  (Leon 'Chu' Berry, Andy Razaf)
h. 08    Blue And Sentimental - 4:36  (Count Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David)
i. 09    Professor Jazz - 6:25  (Buck Clayton)
j. 10    Jumpin' At The Woodside - 7:05  (Count Basie)
k. 11    Robbins Nest - 6:17  (Illinois Jacquet, Sir Charles Thompson)
l. 12    Top Brass - 4:55  (Ernie Wilkins)
m. 13    Lean Baby - 8:01  (Roy Alfred, Billy May)
All titles on:      Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 006 — All The Cats Join In   

Group known as the Buck Clayton Legacy.


Date: August 3 & 4, 1994
Location: Sear Sound, New York City
Label: Concord

Randy Sandke (ldr), Chris Potter (ss, as, ts), Michael Brecker, Scott Robinson (ts), Randy Sandke (t, fh), Ray Anderson (tb), Ted Rosenthal (p), John Goldsby (b), Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (d)

a. 01    Lullaby Of Broadway - 6:27  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Randy Sandke
b. 02    Jordu - 6:17  (Irving 'Duke' Jordan) / arr: Randy Sandke
c. 03    Ill Wind - 6:50  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Randy Sandke
d. 04    Booker - 4:20  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
e. 05    The Chase - 3:33  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
f. 06    The Folks Who Live On The Hill - 6:28  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Randy Sandke
g. 07    Primordial Blooze - 5:34  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
h. 08    Oh! Miss Hannah - 3:41  (Jessie L. Deppen, Thekla Hollingsworth) / arr: Randy Sandke
i. 09    Hyde Park - 7:31  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
j. 10    So In Love - 4:46  (Cole Porter) / arr: Randy Sandke
k. 11    Randy's Rolls Royce - 4:29  (Buck Clayton) / arr: Randy Sandke
All titles on:      Concord CD: CCD 4642 — The Chase   (1995)

Chris Potter (ss) on f; (as) on a, c, e, g, i; (ts) on k; Michael Brecker (ts) on a, d, i; Scott Robinson (ts) on c, f-g, j-k; Randy Sandke (t) on a-i, k; (fh) on j; Ray Anderson (tb) on a-c, f-g, i.


Date: November 15, 1994
Location: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Antti Sarpila (cl, ss, ts), Harry Allen, Danny Moss (ts), Scott Robinson (bar), Randy Sandke (t), Jerry Tilitz (tb), Brian Dee (p), Len Skeat (b), Butch Miles (d)

a. 01    All The Cats Join In - 7:39  (Eddie Sauter, Alec Wilder, Ray Gilbert)
b. 02    Buckin' The Blues - 5:17  (Leonard Feather, William Moore)
c. 03    Toot Sweet - 5:33  (Buck Clayton)
d. 04    Robbins Nest - 7:49  (Illinois Jacquet, Sir Charles Thompson)
e. 05    Professor Jazz - 6:24  (Buck Clayton)
f. 06    Fiesta In Blue - 3:36  (Jimmy Mundy, Benny Goodman)
g. 07    Jumpin' At The Woodside - 11:12  (Count Basie)
h. 08    Blue And Sentimental - 6:50  (Count Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David)
i. 09    Sabine's Jazz Arena - 6:53  (Randy Sandke)
j. 10    Lean Baby - 5:14  (Roy Alfred, Billy May)
k. 11    Rock-A-Bye Basie - 10:53  (Lester Young, Shad Collins, Count Basie)
All titles on:      Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 018 — Encore Live   

Group known as the Buck Clayton Legacy.


Date: November 18, 1995
Location: Congress Centre, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Kenny Davern (cl), Randy Sandke (t), Byron Stripling (t, v), Joel Helleny (tb), David Ostwald (tu), Mark Shane (p), Greg Cohen (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a. 01    When It's Sleepy Time Down South - 0:38  (Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René)
b. 02    Mabel's Dream - 2:21  (Ike Smith)
c. 03    Sugar Foot Stomp - 3:06  (Louis Armstrong, Joseph 'King' Oliver)
d. 04    Big Butter And Egg Man - 4:45  (Louis Armstrong, Percy Venable)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
e. 05    Cornet Chop Suey - 3:13  (Louis Armstrong)
f. 06    Wild Man Blues - 4:49  (Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton, Louis Armstrong)
g. 07    Potato Head Blues - 3:20  (Louis Armstrong)
h. 08    Muskrat Ramble - 3:31  (Edward 'Kid' Ory, Ray Gilbert)
i. 09    Savoy Blues - 4:55  (Edward 'Kid' Ory)
j. 10    Struttin' With Some Barbecue - 8:10  (Lillian Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
k. 11    Basin Street Blues - 4:35  (Spencer Williams)
l. 12    Weather Bird - 2:54  (Louis Armstrong)
m. 13    Thanks A Million  (Arthur Johnston, Gus Kahn)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
n. 13    Rockin' Chair  (Hoagy Carmichael)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
o. 13    Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans - 7:34  (Louis Alter, Edgar DeLange)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
p. 14    Swing That Music - 3:50  (Louis Armstrong, Horace Gerlach)
q. 15    If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight - 6:04  (Henry Creamer, James P. Johnson)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
r. 16    Mack The Knife [aka Moritat]  (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
s. 16    The Faithful Hussar - 6:12  (Heinrich Frantzen, Joseph Frantzen)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
t. 17    Ole Miss  (W. C. Handy)
u. 17    Mabel's Dream - 4:23  (Ike Smith)
v. 18    When It's Sleepy Time Down South - 2:50  (Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
All titles on:      Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 029 — We Love You, Louis!   

m, n, o;   r, s;   t, u performed as medleys.

Group known as the New York Allstars.


Date: December 13-15, 1995
Location: Sound On Sound, New York City
Label: Concord

Randy Sandke (ldr), Scott Robinson (ss, ts, bar), Chuck Wilson (as), Gary Keller (ts), Randy Sandke (t, acg, p), Joel Helleny (tb), Howard Alden (g, acg), Michael Moore (b), Dennis Mackrel (d)

a. 01    Calling All Cats - 4:26  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
b. 02    When I Marry Mr. Snow - 5:07  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
c. 03    I Wished On The Moon - 5:39  (Ralph Rainger, Dorothy Parker) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
d. 04    Bad Times At Bennington - 5:06  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
e. 05    Blues A-Poppin' - 3:39  (Cootie Williams) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
f. 06    Machaut - 5:34  (Guillaume de Machaut) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
g. 07    It's All Right With Me - 6:56  (Cole Porter) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
h. 08    In A Metatone - 2:37  (Randy Sandke)
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
i. 09    Lida - 5:34  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
j. 10    I Love You, Samantha - 5:07  (Cole Porter) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
k. 11    What A Beautiful Yesteryear - 5:35  (Buck Clayton) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
l. 12    The Blue Room - 3:32  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
m. 13    Azalea - 3:48  (Duke Ellington)
     Concord CD: CCD 4717 — Calling All Cats   (1996)
n.     It Came Upon A Midnight Clear  (Edmund H. Sears, Richard S. Willis) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Concord CD: CCD 4720 — A Concord Jazz Christmas, Volume Two   (1996)

Scott Robinson (ss) on f; (ts) on a-b, d, g, j; (bar) on c, e, i, k; Chuck Wilson (as) on c, e, i, k; Gary Keller (ts) on c, e, i, k; Randy Sandke (t) on a-k, m-n; (acg) on l; (p) on h; Joel Helleny (tb) on a-e, g, i-k; Howard Alden (g) on a-e, g, j-n; (acg) on f, i; Michael Moore (b) on a-g, i-l, n; Dennis Mackrel (d) on a-g, i-l, n.

Sandke overdubbed trumpet part on h.

"It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" definitely recorded December 15, 1993.

"When I Marry Mr. Snow" listed as "Mr. Snow".


Date: November 2, 1996
Location: Amerika Haus, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Brian Ogilvie (cl, as, ts), Billy Mitchell (ts), Randy Sandke (t), Dan Barrett (tb), James Chirillo (g), Mark Shane (p, v), Bob Haggart (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a.     Swingin' Back - 4:40  (Freddie Green) / arr: Harvey Tibbs
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 031 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 1   (1997)
b.     Down For Double - 3:56  (Freddie Green) / arr: Harvey Tibbs
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 031 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 1   (1997)
c.     Softly With Feeling - 4:24  (Neal Hefti) / arr: Harvey Tibbs
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 031 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 1   (1997)
d.     Shoe Shine Boy - 5:32  (Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Mark Shane
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 031 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 1   (1997)
e.     Shiny Stockings - 6:55  (Frank Foster) / arr: James Chirillo
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 031 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 1   (1997)
f.     I Want A Little Girl - 6:24  (Murray Mencher, Billy Moll) / arr: Dan Barrett
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 031 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 1   (1997)
g.     Lester Leaps In - 4:50  (Lester Young) / arr: Billy Mitchell, Brian Ogilvie
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 031 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 1   (1997)
h.     How Long Blues - 8:12  (LeRoy Carr) / arr: Mark Shane
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 031 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 1   (1997)
i.     9:20 Special - 6:39  (William Engvick, Earl Warren) / arr: Dan Barrett
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 031 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 1   (1997)
j.     One O'Clock Jump - 9:03  (Eddie Durham, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page, Buster Smith) / arr: Randy Sandke
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 031 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 1   (1997)
k.     Swinging The Blues - 5:56  (Eddie Durham, Count Basie)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 041 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 2   (1997)
l.     Moten Swing - 3:35  (Benny Moten, Buster Moten) / arr: Buck Clayton
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 041 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 2   (1997)
m.     Blue And Sentimental - 5:28  (Count Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David) / arr: Billy Mitchell
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 041 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 2   (1997)
n.     April In Paris - 4:06  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 041 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 2   (1997)
o.     Lil' Darlin' - 5:16  (Neal Hefti)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 041 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 2   (1997)
p.     Big Noise From Winnetka - 3:50  (Ray Bauduc, Bob Crosby, Bob Haggart, Gil Rodin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 041 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 2   (1997)
q.     Broadway - 8:32  (Bill Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 041 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 2   (1997)
r.     Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - 6:17  (Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 041 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 2   (1997)
s.     The King - 9:20  (Count Basie)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 041 — Count Basie Remembered, Vol. 2   (1997)

Mark Shane (v) on h.

Group known as the New York Allstars.


Date: December 5-11, 1996
Location: Berlin, Germany
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Harry Allen, Randy Sandke (ldr), Klaus Marmulla, Norbert Nagel (as), Harry Allen, Walter Gauchel, Gregoire Peters (ts), Helmut Wenzel (bar), Dieter Bilsheim, Greg Bowen, Till Brönner, Christian Grabandt, Randy Sandke (t), Sören Fischer, Thomas Loup, John Marshall (tb), Jiggs Whigham (tb, con), Andy Grossmann (btb), Ingo Cramer (g), Kai Rautenberg (p), Hajo Lange (b), Holger Nell (d)

a. 01    I Love Louis - 5:19  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
b. 02    Cloudy - 5:28  (Bix Beiderbecke, Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
c. 03    Echoes Of Harlem - 4:27  (Duke Ellington) / arr: Randy Sandke
d. 04    Little Jazz - 3:34  (Roy Eldridge, Buster Harding) / arr: Randy Sandke
e. 05    I Can't Get Started - 4:37  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Randy Sandke
f. 06    Melancholy Rhapsody - 3:49  (Ray Heindorf, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Randy Sandke
g. 07    Randy's Rolls Royce - 2:36  (Buck Clayton) / arr: Buck Clayton
h. 08    Shaw 'Nuff - 5:34  (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker) / arr: Randy Sandke
i. 09    All Blues - 6:17  (Miles Davis) / arr: Randy Sandke
j. 10    Turnstile - 3:13  (Gerry Mulligan) / arr: Randy Sandke
k. 11    Relaxin' At Clifford's - 6:23  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
l. 12    The Moontrane - 4:12  (Woody Shaw) / arr: Randy Sandke
m. 13    Birdlike - 4:54  (Freddie Hubbard) / arr: Randy Sandke
All titles on:      Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 037 — The Music Of The Trumpet Kings   

Klaus Marmulla (as) on a-i, l-m; Norbert Nagel (as) on a-i, l-m; Harry Allen (ts) on b, d-f, h, j-m; Walter Gauchel (ts) on a-i, l-m; Gregoire Peters (ts) on a-i, l-m; Helmut Wenzel (bar) on a-i, l-m; Dieter Bilsheim (t) on a-i, l-m; Greg Bowen (t) on a-i, l-m; Till Brönner (t) on a-i, l-m; Christian Grabandt (t) on a-i, l-m; Randy Sandke (t) on a, c-m; Sören Fischer (tb) on a-i, l-m; Thomas Loup (tb) on a-i, l-m; John Marshall (tb) on a-i, l-m; Jiggs Whigham (tb) on k; (con) on a-i, l-m; Andy Grossmann (btb) on a-i, l-m; Ingo Cramer (g) on a-i, k-m; Kai Rautenberg (p) on a-i, l-m.

Group known as the RIAS Big Band Berlin.

"Little Jazz" listed as "Little Jazz Boogie".


Date: April 1997
Location: Salle Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria
Label: Concord

Randy Sandke (ldr), Randy Sandke (t, fh), Ljubomir Denev (p, con)

a.     Cloudy - 5:05  (Bix Beiderbecke, Randy Sandke)
b.     Orphic Mystery - 6:18  (Randy Sandke)
c.     A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing  (Billy Strayhorn)
d.     Lotus Blossom  (Billy Strayhorn)
e.     Azalea - 10:40  (Duke Ellington)
f.     Overture For The Year 2000 - 12:51  (Randy Sandke)
g.     Remembrance - 3:57  (Randy Sandke)
h.     The Unanswered Question - 5:22  (Charles Ives)
i.     Fugue State - 5:48  (Randy Sandke)
All titles on:      Concord CD: CCD 42049-2 — Awakening   (1998)

c, d, e performed as medley.

Randy Sandke (t) on a-c, e-i; (fh) on d; Ljubomir Denev (p) on d; (con) on a-h.

Unnamed musicians of the Bulgarian National Symphony perform on a-h and the brass quintet of the Bulgarian National Symphony performs on i.

Medley is listed as "Ellington-Strayhorn Bouquet".

"The Unanswered Question" is performed in its original 1906 version.

"Fugue State" is listed as part I and is blended with 1988 recording of "Fugue State II".


Date: February 28, 1998
Location: Hanse-Merkur Auditorium, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Allan Vaché (cl), Randy Sandke (t), Byron Stripling (t, v), Joel Helleny (tb), Johnny Varro (p), Bob Haggart (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a. 01    When It's Sleepy Time Down South  (Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
b. 01    Back Home Again In Indiana - 5:44  (James F. Hanley, Ballard MacDonald)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
c. 02    West End Blues - 4:57  (Joseph 'King' Oliver, Clarence Williams)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
d. 03    Weary Blues - 5:21  (Artie Matthews)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
e. 04    Lazy 'Sippi Steamer - 4:38  (Louis Armstrong, Victor Selsman, Luis Russell)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
f. 05    I Double Dare You - 5:21  (Terry Shand, Jimmy Eaton)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
g. 06    Someday You'll Be Sorry - 6:18  (Louis Armstrong)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
h. 07    Mahogany Hall Stomp - 4:20  (Spencer Williams)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
i. 08    On The Sunny Side Of The Street - 4:43  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
j. 09    St. Louis Blues - 6:17  (W. C. Handy)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
k. 10    I'm A Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas - 4:30  (Phil Baxter)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
l. 11    Black And Blue - 6:12  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
m. 12    Ory's Creole Trombone - 3:09  (Edward 'Kid' Ory)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
n. 13    I Love You, Samantha - 6:00  (Cole Porter)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
o. 14    Tiger Rag - 8:12  (Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Nick La Rocca, Henry Ragas, Larry Shields)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
p. 15    When It's Sleepy Time Down South - 2:28  (Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 046 — Oh, Yeah!   
q.     I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - 3:51  (Doc Dougherty, Al J. Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 1010 — If I Could Be With You   

a, b performed as medley.

Randy Sandke (t) on a-h, j, l-q; Byron Stripling (t) on a-j, l-q; (v) on i; Joel Helleny (tb) on a-j, l-q.

Group known as the New York Allstars.


Date: October 17, 1998
Location: Hanse-Merkur Auditorium, Hamburg, Germany
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Antti Sarpila (cl, ts), Randy Sandke (t), Roy Williams (tb), Lars Erstrand (vib), James Chirillo (g), Thilo Wagner (p), Dave Green (b), Ed Metz, Jr. (d)

a.     Airmail Special - 9:28  (Charlie Christian, Jimmy Mundy, Benny Goodman)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 047 — Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!!   (1999)
b.     Moonglow - 6:49  (Will Hudson, Edgar DeLange, Irving Mills)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 047 — Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!!   (1999)
c.     Ring Dem Bells - 6:04  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 047 — Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!!   (1999)
d.     Indian Summer - 3:50  (Victor Herbert, Al Dubin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 047 — Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!!   (1999)
e.     Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop - 5:25  (Lionel Hampton, Curley Hamner)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 047 — Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!!   (1999)
f.     A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 3:16  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 047 — Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!!   (1999)
g.     Avalon - 7:10  (Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 047 — Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!!   (1999)
h.     Rose Room - 7:36  (Art Hickman, Harry Williams)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 047 — Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!!   (1999)
i.     Body And Soul - 4:02  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 047 — Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!!   (1999)
j.     Flying Home - 9:57  (Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Sydney Robin)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 047 — Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!!   (1999)
k.     Seven Come Eleven - 9:06  (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 077 — Stompin' At The Savoy!!   (2001)
l.     Stompin' At The Savoy - 5:51  (Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Benny Goodman)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 077 — Stompin' At The Savoy!!   (2001)
m.     Hamp's Boogie Woogie - 5:50  (Lionel Hampton)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 077 — Stompin' At The Savoy!!   (2001)
n.     Star Dust - 5:30  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 077 — Stompin' At The Savoy!!   (2001)
o.     How High The Moon - 7:44  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 077 — Stompin' At The Savoy!!   (2001)
p.     Pennies From Heaven - 6:49  (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 077 — Stompin' At The Savoy!!   (2001)
q.    alt Airmail Special - 9:50  (Charlie Christian, Jimmy Mundy, Benny Goodman)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 077 — Stompin' At The Savoy!!   (2001)
r.    alt Avalon - 6:44  (Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose)
     Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 077 — Stompin' At The Savoy!!   (2001)

Antti Sarpila (cl) on a-l, q-r; (ts) on b-f, h-j, m, o.

Group known as the New York Allstars.


Date: June 16, 1999
Location: Sylvia & Danny Kaye Playhouse, New York City
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Scott Robinson (f, as, ts), Ken Peplowski (cl, ts), Allan Vaché (cl), Joe Temperley (bar), Randy Sandke, Warren Vaché, Jr. (t), Wycliffe Gordon (tb), Howard Alden (g), Eric Reed, Mark Shane (p), Rodney Whitaker (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a. 01    Echoes Of Harlem  (Duke Ellington) / arr: Randy Sandke
b. 01    Drop Me Off In Harlem - 3:07  (Duke Ellington, Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny) / arr: Randy Sandke
c. 02    Jungle Nights In Harlem - 3:37  (Duke Ellington) / arr: Randy Sandke
d. 03    The Boys From Harlem - 3:33  (Duke Ellington) / arr: Randy Sandke
e. 04    Sugar Hill Penthouse - 2:31  (Duke Ellington) / arr: Randy Sandke
f. 05    Blue Belles Of Harlem - 3:07  (Duke Ellington) / arr: Randy Sandke
g. 06    Harlem Speaks - 5:28  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) / arr: Randy Sandke
h. 07    Chinatown, My Chinatown - 3:09  (William Jerome, Jean Schwartz) / arr: Randy Sandke
i. 08    Rose Of Washington Square  (James F. Hanley, Ballard MacDonald) / arr: Randy Sandke
j. 08    Broadway Rose - 6:43  (Martin Fried, Otis Spencer) / arr: Randy Sandke
k. 09    Slumming On Park Avenue - 5:13  (Irving Berlin) / arr: Randy Sandke
l. 10    Forty-Second Street - 5:59  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Randy Sandke
m. 11    Scrapple From The Apple - 5:48  (Charlie Parker) / arr: Randy Sandke
n. 12    Nostalgia In Times Square - 8:14  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Randy Sandke
o. 13    Grand Central - 8:31  (John Coltrane) / arr: Randy Sandke
p. 14    52nd Street Theme - 4:42  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Randy Sandke
q. 15    Take The "A" Train - 7:46  (Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Randy Sandke
All titles on:      Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 2004 — Uptown Lowdown: A Jazz Salute To The Big Apple   (2000)

a, b;   i, j performed as medleys.

Eric Reed (p) on a-h, k-o, q; Mark Shane (p) on i-j, p.

Group known as the Nagel-Heyer Allstars.


Date: June 24, 1999
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Ken Peplowski (cl, ts), Chuck Wilson (as), Scott Robinson (Cm, bsx), Randy Sandke (t, c), Dan Barrett (tb), David Ostwald (tu), Howard Alden (g, bj), Dick Hyman (p, cel), Greg Cohen (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a.     No One Knows What It's All About - 3:06  (Billy Rose, Harry M. Woods)
b.     Play It, Red - 4:11  (Harry Barris)
c.     Lily - 3:08  (Ballard MacDonald, Harry Warren, Martin Broones)
d.     Did You Mean It? - 3:54  (Mort Dixon, Abe Lyman)
e.     Betcha I Getcha - 3:09  (Bix Beiderbecke, Joe Venuti)
f.     Cloudy - 4:37  (Bix Beiderbecke, Randy Sandke)
g.     Stampede - 2:46  (Fletcher Henderson)
All titles on:      Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 058 — The Re-Discovered Louis And Bix   (2000)

Chuck Wilson (as) on g; Scott Robinson (Cm) on d, g; (bsx) on b-f; Ken Peplowski (ts) on g; Randy Sandke (t) on g; David Ostwald (tu) on f; Howard Alden (g) on b-g; (bj) on a; Dick Hyman (cel) on c, f; Greg Cohen (b) on d-f.

Group known as the New York Allstars.


Date: August 31 and September 1, 1999
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Kenny Davern (cl), Jon-Erik Kellso, Randy Sandke (t), Wycliffe Gordon (tb), David Ostwald (tu), James Chirillo (g, bj), Dick Hyman (p), Peter Washington (b), Joe Ascione (d)

a.     Papa, What You Are Trying To Do To Me, I've Been Doing It For Years - 3:49  (Louis Armstrong, Preston McDonald)
b.     When You Leave Me Alone To Pine - 4:50  (Louis Armstrong, Lillian Hardin Armstrong)
c.     Drop That Sack - 3:05  (Louis Armstrong)
d.     Weather Bird - 2:38  (Louis Armstrong)
e.     The Jive Didn't Come From Kokomo - 5:58  (Louis Armstrong, Jack Palmer)
f.     Beyond A Shadow Of Doubt - 4:24  (Louis Armstrong, Earl D. Clendenon)
g.     Mr. Jackson From Jacksonville - 4:10  (Claude De Metruis, Fritz Pollard, Louis Armstrong)
h.     Got What It Takes  (Luis Russell, Louis Armstrong, Evelyn Kizer)
i.     I Need Your Kind Of Lovin' - 8:51  (Luis Russell, Louis Armstrong, Evelyn Kizer)
All titles on:      Nagel-Heyer CD: CD 058 — The Re-Discovered Louis And Bix   (2000)

h, i performed as medley.

Kenny Davern (cl) on a-c, h-i; Jon-Erik Kellso (t) on a-c, e-g; Randy Sandke (t) on a-b, d-i; Wycliffe Gordon (tb) on a-c, h-i; David Ostwald (tu) on a-c; James Chirillo (g) on h-i; (bj) on a-c; Dick Hyman (p) on b-d, h-i; Peter Washington (b) on h-i; Joe Ascione (d) on a-c, h-i.


Date: December 6 & 7, 1999
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Harry Allen (ts), Randy Sandke (t, fh), Wycliffe Gordon (tb), Mulgrew Miller (p), Peter Washington (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    Let's Face The Music And Dance - 3:47  (Irving Berlin)
b. 02    Nobody Else But Me - 7:41  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c. 03    What's New - 5:03  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
d. 04    Come Rain Or Come Shine - 5:39  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
e. 05    One For Mulgrew - 4:35  (Randy Sandke)
f. 06    I Fall In Love Too Easily - 8:26  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
g. 07    Cliffhanger - 4:17  (Randy Sandke)
h. 08    One Fine Day In May - 7:05  (Randy Sandke)
i. 09    I Concentrate On You - 6:29  (Cole Porter)
j. 10    Willow, Weep For Me - 7:41  (Ann Ronell)
k. 11    No Moon At All - 7:01  (Redd Evans, Dave Mann)
l. 12    Limehouse Blues - 4:40  (Philip Braham, Douglas Furber)
All titles on:      Nagel-Heyer CD: 2037 — Cliffhanger   (2003)

Wycliffe Gordon (tb) on g.


Date: January 17 & 18, 2000
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City
Label: Nagel-Heyer

Randy Sandke (ldr), Scott Robinson (f, bcl, ss, bar, cbs, thr), Marty Ehrlich (af, cl, bcl, ss), Ken Peplowski (cl, ts), Randy Sandke (t, fh), Ray Anderson, Wycliffe Gordon (tb), Uri Caine (p), Greg Cohen (b), Dennis Mackrel (d)

a. 01    Like I Said - 5:15  (Marty Ehrlich)
b. 02    Creole Love Call - 6:52  (Duke Ellington, Rudy Jackson, Bubber Miley)
c. 03    Simple Pleasure - 6:45  (Dennis Mackrel)
d. 04    Comet Call - 5:32  (Scott Robinson)
e. 05    Whispers In The Night - 4:58  (Uri Caine)
f. 06    Sisyphus Effect - 6:34  (Ray Anderson)
g. 07    Inside Out - 6:16  (Randy Sandke)
h. 08    Plumbing The Depths - 3:56  (Randy Sandke)
i. 09    Sforzando - 5:38  (Randy Sandke)
j. 10    D. T. - 2:31  (Ken Peplowski)
k. 11    Sam Bone - 3:58  (Wycliffe Gordon)
l. 12    Trapianti Di Scimmia - 6:04  (Greg Cohen)
All titles on:      Nagel-Heyer CD: 2025 — Inside Out   (2002)

Group known as the Inside Out Jazz Collective.


Date: December 20 & 21, 2001
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Randy Sandke (ldr), Randy Sandke (t), Bill Charlap (p), Greg Cohen (b), Dennis Mackrel (d), Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley, Lisa Terry (gam)

a. 01    Quiet Is The Night - 3:46  (Randy Sandke)
b. 02    Nocturne - 5:45  (Randy Sandke)
c. 03    Being Human - 4:34  (Randy Sandke)
d. 04    Goodbye For Now - 4:39  (Randy Sandke)
e. 05    The Star-Crossed Lovers - 4:41  (Billy Strayhorn)
f. 06    Etude In E - 4:14  (Frederic Chopin) / arr: Randy Sandke
g. 07    Le Jour Où La Colombe - 4:04  (Nachum Heiman, Eddy Marnay)
h. 08    Monk's Mood - 4:42  (Thelonious Monk)
i. 09    A Blues Serenade - 5:01  (Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli, Vincent Grande, Jimmy Lytell)
j. 10    Can She Excuse My Wrongs - 3:17  (John Dowland) / arr: Randy Sandke
k. 11    Lullaby For Karen - 6:14  (Randy Sandke)
l. 12    Blues For Sandy - 4:57  (Brian Lemon)
m. 13    Lush Life - 5:36  (Billy Strayhorn)
n. 14    Soul Eyes - 5:15  (Mal Waldron)
All titles on:      Evening Star CD: ES 109 — Trumpet After Dark: Jazz In A Meditative Mood   (2005)

Bill Charlap (p) on a-b, d-n; Greg Cohen (b) on a-g, i-n; Dennis Mackrel (d) on a-b, d-g, i-n; Beverly Au (gam) on a-e, g, i-k, n; Lawrence Lipnik (gam) on a-e, g, i-k, n; Rosamund Morley (gam) on a-e, g, i-k, n; Lisa Terry (gam) on a-e, g, i-k, n.

Viol consort known as Parthenia. Morley plays treble viol, Lipnik plays tenor viol, Au and Terry play both treble and bass viols.

Recording date supplied by Randy Sandke.


Date: June 4 & 5, 2002
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Arbors Jazz

Randy Sandke (ldr), Ken Peplowski (cl), Scott Robinson (ts, bar), Jack Stuckey (bar), Jon-Erik Kellso, Randy Sandke, Byron Stripling (t), John Allred, Wycliffe Gordon, George Masso (tb), Howard Alden (g), Ed Metz, Sr., Derek Smith (p), Greg Cohen, Bob Haggart (b), Joe Ascione, Tony De Nicola (d)

a. 01    It Ain't Necessarily So - 3:27  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bob Haggart
b. 02    It Takes A Long Pull To Get There - 2:31  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bob Haggart
c. 03    I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - 2:36  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bob Haggart
d. 04    Summertime - 3:01  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bob Haggart
e. 05    Bess, You Is My Woman Now - 3:12  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bob Haggart
f. 06    Oh, I Can't Sit Down - 2:13  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Bob Haggart
g. 07    I Loves You Porgy - 3:25  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bob Haggart
h. 08    My Man's Gone Now - 4:27  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bob Haggart
i. 09    Bess Oh Where Is My Bess - 3:08  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bob Haggart
j. 10    There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - 2:24  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bob Haggart
k. 11    Mardi Gras Parade - 3:22  (Bob Haggart) / arr: Bob Haggart
l. 12    What's New - 3:23  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) / arr: Bob Haggart
m. 13    Dogtown Blues - 5:43  (Bob Haggart) / arr: Bob Haggart
n. 14    My Inspiration - 3:11  (Bob Haggart, Hilton 'Nappy' Lamare) / arr: Bob Haggart
o. 15    South Rampart Street Parade - 4:41  (Steve Allen, Ray Bauduc, Bob Haggart) / arr: Bob Haggart
p. 16    At The Jazz Band Ball - 4:57  (Eddie Edwards, Nick La Rocca, Johnny Mercer, Tony Sbarbaro, Larry Shields) / arr: Bob Haggart
q. 17    Big Noise From Winnetka - 4:27  (Ray Bauduc, Bob Crosby, Bob Haggart, Gil Rodin) / arr: Bob Haggart
All titles on:      Arbors Jazz CD: ARCD 19274 — The Music Of Bob Haggart   (2002)

Scott Robinson (ts) on a-c, e-q; (bar) on d; Jack Stuckey (bar) on a-c, e-f, h-j, p; Byron Stripling (t) on a-c, e-f, h-j, p; Wycliffe Gordon (tb) on c-d, f, h-j, p; George Masso (tb) on a, c-q; Howard Alden (g) on b, d-q; Ed Metz, Sr. (p) on o; Derek Smith (p) on a-n, p-q; Greg Cohen (b) on a-p; Bob Haggart (b) on q; Joe Ascione (d) on a-p; Tony De Nicola (d) on q.


Date: December 2, 2003
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Randy Sandke (ldr), Scott Robinson (bf, ss, ts), Randy Sandke (t, fh), Ted Rosenthal (p), Greg Cohen (b), Dennis Mackrel (d, per)

a.     Liquid Prelude - 9:47  (Randy Sandke)
b.     The Walks Of Paradise - 5:04  (Randy Sandke)
c.     Sounds Of Smiting Steel - 5:33  (Randy Sandke)
d.     The Flames That Heat The World - 7:10  (Randy Sandke)
e.     Distant Thunder - 8:00  (Randy Sandke)
f.     Enough To Merely Be - 5:13  (Randy Sandke)
All titles on:      Evening Star CD: ES 108 — The Mystic Trumpeter   (2005)

a, b, c, d, e, f performed as medley.

Group known as the Metatonal Band.

Suite titled "The Mystic Trumpeter"


Date: June 16 & 17, 2004
Location: New York City
Label: Arbors Jazz

Dick Hyman, Randy Sandke (ldr), Randy Sandke (t), Dick Hyman (p)

a. 01    You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - 6:07  (Cole Porter)
b. 02    I Thought About You - 7:51  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
c. 03    I Want To Be Happy - 6:22  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach)
d. 04    Weather Bird - 2:51  (Louis Armstrong)
e. 05    Out Of Nowhere - 4:36  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
f. 06    Thinking About Bix - 4:08  (Dick Hyman)
g. 07    Slow River - 6:01  (Henry Myers, Charles Schwab)
h. 08    Joy Spring - 4:37  (Clifford Brown)
i. 09    Wild Man Blues - 3:37  (Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton, Louis Armstrong)
j. 10    Dancing In The Dark - 4:45  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
k. 11    The Wizard - 4:26  (Randy Sandke)
l. 12    Two As One - 2:54  (Randy Sandke)
m. 13    Bronco Busters - 3:46  (George Gershwin)
n. 14    Lucky To Be Me - 4:33  (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
o. 15    Makin' Whoopee - 4:02  (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
All titles on:      Arbors Jazz CD: ARCD 19310 — Now & Again   (2005)

Date: September 14, 2004
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Randy Sandke (ldr), Scott Robinson (bf, ss, ts), Randy Sandke (t, fh), Wycliffe Gordon (tb), Ted Rosenthal (p), Greg Cohen (b), Dennis Mackrel (d, per)

a.     Symphony For Six: Allegro - 10:08  (Randy Sandke)
b.     Symphony For Six: Adagio - 6:00  (Randy Sandke)
c.     Symphony For Six: Scherzo - 8:16  (Randy Sandke)
d.     Symphony For Six: Rondo - 7:04  (Randy Sandke)
All titles on:      Evening Star CD: ES 108 — The Mystic Trumpeter   (2005)

Group known as the Metatonal Band.


Date: January 18 & 26, 2005
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Randy Sandke (ldr), Marty Ehrlich (af, cl, bcl, as), Ken Peplowski (cl, ts), Scott Robinson (cl, as, bar, cbs, thr, per), Randy Sandke (t), Ray Anderson, Wycliffe Gordon (tb), Uri Caine (vib, p), Howard Alden (g), Greg Cohen (b), Dennis Mackrel (d, per)

a. 01    Ganjam - 4:58  (Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton)
b. 02    Genesis 1 - 1:58  (Randy Sandke)
c. 03    Revelations 8-11 - 4:05  (Randy Sandke)
d. 04    Outside In - 6:06  (Randy Sandke)
e. 05    Two As One - 6:29  (Randy Sandke)
f. 06    Tonk - 5:17  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn)
g. 07    Raising Caine - 7:35  (Randy Sandke)
h. 08    Gulf Stream Dream - 6:20  (Ray Anderson)
i. 09    Hyde Park - 6:29  (Randy Sandke)
j. 10    Ornette Chop Suey - 6:20  (Randy Sandke)
k. 11    Blues For Joe Klee - 5:35  (Randy Sandke)
l. 12    Soul In The Wood - 5:54  (Marty Ehrlich)
m. 13    Mobius Trip - 3:38  (Randy Sandke)
n. 14    Ganjam - 5:00  (Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton)
All titles on:      Evening Star CD: ES 110 — Outside In   (2005)

Howard Alden (g) on n.

Group known as the Inside Out Band.

Robinson plays Waterphone and optical theremin.


Date: November 21, 2005
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Randy Sandke (ldr), Chuck Wilson (pic, f, as), Ted Nash (f, as), David Krakauer (cl), Scott Robinson (cl, ss, ts), Walt Weiskopf (cl, ts), Jack Stuckey (bcl, bar), Steven Bernstein (t, s-t), Glenn Drewes, Bob Millikan (t), Randy Sandke (t, fh, con), John Allred, Mike Christianson, Wycliffe Gordon (tb), Joe Barati (btb), Erik Charlston (vib, xyl, per), Greg Cohen (b), John Riley (d)

a. 01    Watch The Closing Doors - 1:19  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
b. 02    Dance Of The Downtown Punks - 5:37  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
c. 03    Electriglide - 1:08  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
d. 04    Dance Of The Wall Street Brokers - 4:29  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
e. 05    Steel Wheels - 1:35  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
f. 06    Dance Of The Hassidic Diamond Merchants - 4:35  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
g. 07    Making Tracks - 1:14  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
h. 08    The Blind Beggar Encounters The Korean Peddler - 4:21  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
i. 09    Momentum - 1:03  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
j. 10    Dance Of The Midtown Career Women - 4:21  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
k. 11    Straphanging - 0:46  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
l. 12    Pas De Deux - 4:41  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
m. 13    Express Stop - 1:15  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
n. 14    125th Street - 9:15  (Randy Sandke) / arr: Randy Sandke
All titles on:      Evening Star CD: ES 112 — The Subway Ballet   (2006)

David Krakauer (cl) on f.

Group known as the Metatonal Big Band.


Date: January 17 & 18, 2008
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Arbors Jazz

Randy Sandke (ldr), Randy Sandke (t, fh), Howard Alden (g), Nicki Parrott (b, v), John Riley (d)

a. 01    Just One Of Those Things - 5:08  (Cole Porter)
b. 02    Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - 3:58  (Cole Porter)
c. 03    Meta Blue - 2:49  (Randy Sandke)
d. 04    New Orleans - 5:55  (Hoagy Carmichael)
e. 05    The Best Thing For You - 5:16  (Irving Berlin)
f. 06    Nicki's Journey - 6:08  (Randy Sandke)
g. 07    Django's Dream - 4:21  (Claude Debussy, Randy Sandke)
h. 08    Little Bix - 4:08  (Randy Sandke)
i. 09    Chega De Saudade [aka No More Blues] - 6:46  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes)
j. 10    December Down - 3:43  (Randy Sandke)
k. 11    For All We Know - 5:02  (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis)
l. 12    We're In Love - 3:32  (Marty Napoleon)
m. 13    Funkallero - 6:10  (Bill Evans)
n. 14    Toyland - 1:29  (Victor Herbert, Glen MacDonough)
All titles on:      Arbors Jazz CD: ARCD 19365 — Unconventional Wisdom   (2008)

Nicki Parrott (v) on b, d, g, k.