Gary Smulyan Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: December 7, 1990
Location: New York City
Label: Criss Cross

Gary Smulyan (ldr), Gary Smulyan (bar), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Mulgrew Miller (p), Ray Drummond (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    Boo's Blues - 7:36  (Quincy Jones)
b. 02    Canto Fiesta - 10:50  (Gary Smulyan)
c. 03    Minor Conundrum - 7:57  (Gary Smulyan)
d. 04    Moonlight On The Nile - 10:04  (Gary Smulyan)
e. 05    Kiss And Run - 6:58  (Sam Coslow)
f. 06    Lost April - 10:54  (Emil Newman, Herbert Spencer, Edgar DeLange)
g. 07    You Go To My Head - 8:39  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
h. 08    The Lure Of Beauty - 5:07  (Gary Smulyan)
i. 09    Off To The Races - 5:39  (Gary Smulyan)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1049 CD — The Lure Of Beauty   (1991)

Date: December 18, 1991
Location: Sear Sound, New York City
Label: Criss Cross

Gary Smulyan (ldr), Gary Smulyan (bar), Tommy Flanagan (p), Ray Drummond (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    Muezzin' - 5:31  (Park 'Pepper' Adams)
b. 02    Claudette's Way - 8:40  (Park 'Pepper' Adams)
c. 03    Bossallegro - 5:56  (Park 'Pepper' Adams)
d. 04    Urban Dreams - 6:51  (Park 'Pepper' Adams)
e. 05    Twelfth And Pingree - 11:09  (Park 'Pepper' Adams)
f. 06    Ephemera - 10:29  (Park 'Pepper' Adams)
g. 07    Civilization And Its Discontents - 7:30  (Park 'Pepper' Adams)
h. 08    Trentino - 10:20  (Park 'Pepper' Adams)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1068 CD — Homage   (1993)

Date: December 22, 1993
Location: RPM Studios, New York City
Label: Criss Cross

Gary Smulyan (ldr), Billy Drewes (f, cl, as), Ralph Lalama (f, cl, ts), Dick Oatts (f, ss, as), Scott Robinson (bcl, bar), Rich Perry (ts), Gary Smulyan (bar), Mike LeDonne (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Kenny Washington (d), Bob Belden (con)

a. 01    Apache Dance - 7:44  (George Coleman) / arr: Bob Belden
b. 02    Olivia's Arrival - 8:16  (Gary Smulyan) / arr: Bob Belden
c. 03    Speculation - 6:52  (Horace Silver) / arr: Bob Belden
d. 04    The Wind - 8:07  (Russ Freeman, Jerry Gladstone) / arr: Bob Belden
e. 05    Smoke Signal - 5:25  (Gigi Gryce) / arr: Bob Belden
f. 06    Stockholm Sweetnin' - 5:50  (Quincy Jones) / arr: Bob Belden
g. 07    Springsville - 3:06  (John Carisi) / arr: Gil Evans
h. 08    Fingers - 9:32  (Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1092 CD — Saxophone Mosaic   (1994)

Belden reorchestrated g. from the original arrangement.


Date: December 23, 1996
Location: RPM Studios, New York City
Label: Criss Cross

Gary Smulyan (ldr), Gary Smulyan (bar), Mike LeDonne (p), Peter Washington (b), Kenny Washington (d), Regina Carter, Natalie Cenovia Cummins, Mark Feldman, Jon Kass, Laura Seaton (vn), Ron Lawrence (vl), Erik Friedlander, Clay Ruede, Tomas Ulrich (vc), Bob Belden (con)

a. 01    The Bad And The Beautiful - 2:44  (David Raksin, Dory Langdon Previn) / arr: Bob Belden
b. 02    Lush Life - 3:39  (Billy Strayhorn) / arr: Bob Belden
c. 03    Thanks For You - 4:16  (Bernie Hanighen, Marvin Wright) / arr: Bob Belden
d. 04    It Happens Quietly - 6:21  (John Dankworth) / arr: Bob Belden
e. 05    Don't Follow The Crowd - 5:21  (Bill Lee) / arr: Bob Belden
f. 06    Sure Thing (We've Got A) - 5:58  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Bob Belden
g. 07    Beware My Heart - 4:54  (Sam Coslow) / arr: Bob Belden
h. 08    The Moment Of Truth - 6:08  (Colleen G. Satterwhite, Frank Scott) / arr: Bob Belden
i. 09    Yesterday's Gardenias - 6:32  (Nelson Cogane, Sammy Mysels, Dick Robertson) / arr: Bob Belden
j. 10    Two For The Seesaw - 5:54  (AndrĂ© Previn) / arr: Bob Belden
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1129 CD — Gary Smulyan With Strings   (1996)

Date: December 9, 1999
Location: Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Label: Criss Cross

Gary Smulyan (ldr), Gary Smulyan (bar), Earl Gardner, Greg Gisbert, Scott Wendholt (t), John Clark, Fred Griffen (frh), Jason Jackson, John Mosca (tb), Douglas Purviance (btb), Bob Stewart (tu), Bill Charlap (p), Christian McBride (b), Kenny Washington (d), Bob Belden (con)

a. 01    Interlude  (Oliver Nelson) / arr: Bob Belden
b. 02    Blues Culture  (Bob Belden) / arr: Bob Belden
c. 03    Blues In My Neighborhood  (Bob Belden) / arr: Bob Belden
d. 04    Charleston Blue  (Bob Belden) / arr: Bob Belden
e. 05    Blues Attitude  (Bob Belden) / arr: Bob Belden
f. 06    Blue Speed  (Bob Belden) / arr: Bob Belden
g. 07    Blues Gentility  (Bob Belden) / arr: Bob Belden
h. 08    Blue Stomp  (Bob Belden) / arr: Bob Belden
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1189 CD — Blue Suite   (2000)

b.-h. form "Blue Suite".


Date: August 8, 2002
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City
Label: Reservoir

Gary Smulyan (ldr), Gary Smulyan (bar), Joe Magnarelli (t, fh), Mike LeDonne (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    Cindy's Tune - 8:33  (Park 'Pepper' Adams)
b. 02    Evol Deklaw Ni - 7:44  (Thad Jones)
c. 03    Satan Wears A Satin Gown - 5:34  (Frankie Laine, Fred Katz, Jacques Wilson)
d. 04    Palomino Pal - 8:23  (Fred Ebb, John Kander)
e. 05    Young Afro Brown - 6:23  (Gary Smulyan)
f. 06    All My Life - 6:32  (Sidney Mitchell, Sam Stept)
g. 07    Love Is Here To Stay - 5:42  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
h. 08    Follow Me - 7:43  (Consuela Lee Moorehead)
i. 09    Sassy Missy - 8:42  (Gary Smulyan)
All titles on:      Reservoir CD: RSR CD 172 — The Real Deal   (2003)

Date: June 23, 2005
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City
Label: Reservoir

Gary Smulyan (ldr), Gary Smulyan (bar), Christian McBride (b), Billy Drummond (d)

a. 01    Stretch In F - 4:28  (Art Farmer)
b. 02    Wail Bait - 7:07  (Quincy Jones)
c. 03    Bud's Idea - 5:29  (Bud Powell)
d. 04    A Woman Always Understands - 3:06  (Marvin Fisher, Roy Alfred)
e. 05    House Of Chan - 5:45  (Phil Woods)
f. 06    Omicron - 6:23  (Donald Byrd)
g. 07    A Rose For Wray - 6:16  (Harold Vick)
h. 08    Off The Cuff - 6:45  (Jim McNeely)
i. 09    Jahbero - 5:42  (Tadd Dameron)
j. 10    Fifth House - 8:25  (John Coltrane)
All titles on:      Reservoir CD: RSR CD 185 — Hidden Treasure   (2006)

Date: April 19, 2008
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City
Label: Reservoir

Gary Smulyan (ldr), Scott Robinson (bcl, ss, ts), Dick Oatts (as), Gary Smulyan (bar), Joe Magnarelli (t), John Clark (frh), John Fedchock (tb), Pete Malinverni (p), Andy McKee (b), Steve Johns (d)

a. 01    I'd Give My Life - 6:19  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine) / arr: Mark Masters
b. 02    High Noon - 8:12  (Dmitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington) / arr: Mark Masters
c. 03    Torchin' - 7:21  (Al Lerner, Frankie Laine) / arr: Mark Masters
d. 04    It Only Happens Once - 6:51  (Frankie Laine) / arr: Mark Masters
e. 05    Baby, Baby All The Time - 7:54  (Bobby Troup) / arr: Mark Masters
f. 06    When You're In Love - 8:21  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine) / arr: Mark Masters
g. 07    Put Yourself In My Place - 6:28  (Hoagy Carmichael, Frankie Laine) / arr: Mark Masters
h. 08    A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry - 6:38  (Irving Reid, Norman Gimbel, Frankie Laine) / arr: Mark Masters
i. 09    That Lucky Old Sun - 6:31  (Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith) / arr: Mark Masters
j. 10    We'll Be Together Again - 5:52  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
All titles on:      Reservoir CD: RSR CD 195 — High Noon: The Jazz Soul Of Frankie Laine   (2009)

Scott Robinson (bcl) on a-i; (ss) on a-i; (ts) on a-i; Dick Oatts (as) on a-i; Joe Magnarelli (t) on a-i; John Clark (frh) on a-i; John Fedchock (tb) on a-i; Andy McKee (b) on a-i; Steve Johns (d) on a-i.