Cy Touff Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: December 4, 1955
Location: Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz

Cy Touff (ldr), Matt Utal (as, bar), Richie Kamuca (ts), Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Conrad Gozzo (t), Cy Touff (bt), Russ Freeman (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Chuck Flores (d)

a.     Keester Parade [aka Centerpiece] - 7:50  (Tiny Kahn, Johnny Mandel) / arr: Johnny Mandel
b.     TNT - 4:54  (Tiny Kahn, Johnny Mandel) / arr: Johnny Mandel
c.     What Am I Here For? - 4:21  (Duke Ellington, Frankie Laine) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
d.     Groover Wailin' - 4:10  (Johnny Mandel) / arr: Johnny Mandel
All titles on:      Toshiba-EMI LP 12": PJ 1211 — Cy Touff, His Octet & Quintet   
     Pacific Jazz CD: CDP 7243 4 93162 2 5 — Cy Touff, His Octet & Quintet   (1998)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR 2237 — Primitive Cats   (2006)

Date: December 5, 1955
Location: Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz

Cy Touff (ldr), Richie Kamuca (ts), Cy Touff (bt), Pete Jolly (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Chuck Flores (d)

a.     Prez-ence - 5:24  (Lester Young, Cy Touff, Richie Kamuca)
     Toshiba-EMI LP 12": PJ 1211 — Cy Touff, His Octet & Quintet   
b.     Half Past Jumping Time - 3:50  (Neal Hefti)
     Toshiba-EMI LP 12": PJ 1211 — Cy Touff, His Octet & Quintet   
c.     A Smo-o-o-oth One - 6:58  (Benny Goodman)
     Toshiba-EMI LP 12": PJ 1211 — Cy Touff, His Octet & Quintet   
d.    alt A Smo-o-o-oth One - 2:32  (Benny Goodman)
e.     Primitive Cats - 5:38  (Cy Touff, Richie Kamuca)
     Toshiba-EMI LP 12": PJ 1211 — Cy Touff, His Octet & Quintet   
f.     It's Sand, Man - 5:24  (Ed Lewis)
All titles on:      Pacific Jazz CD: CDP 7243 4 93162 2 5 — Cy Touff, His Octet & Quintet   (1998)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR 2237 — Primitive Cats   (2006)

Date: September 10, 1956
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Argo

Cy Touff (ldr), Mike Simpson (cl), Muggsy Dawson (c), Cy Touff (bt), Paul Jordan (p), Mel Schmidt (b), Frank Bullo (d)

a. 8233    Basin Street Blues  (Spencer Williams)
b. 8236    Struttin' With Some Barbecue  (Lillian Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye)
c. 8237    Royal Garden Blues  (Clarence Williams, Spencer Williams)
d.     At The Jazz Band Ball  (Eddie Edwards, Nick La Rocca, Johnny Mercer, Tony Sbarbaro, Larry Shields)
All titles on:      Argo LP 12": LP 606 — Doorway To Dixie   

d may be matrix 8234 or 8235 (given as untitled). One additional unissued selection listed as "Rampart It" - composer unknown.


Date: August 28 & 29, 1958
Location: Chess Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Argo

Cy Touff (ldr), Sandy Mosse (ts), Cy Touff (bt), Eddie Higgins (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Marty Clausen (d)

a. 8988    Soulsville - 3:16  (Al Cohn)
b. 8989    Cyril's Dream - 3:13  (Al Cohn)
c. 8990    How Long Has This Been Going On - 3:35  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d. 8991    Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now - 3:51  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf)
e. 8992    Kissin' Cousins - 3:07  (Ernie Wilkins)
f. 8993    I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart - 3:39  (Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, John Redmond, Irving Mills)
g. 8994    The Lamp Is Low - 2:41  (Mitchell Parish, Peter DeRose, Maurice Ravel)
h. 8995    Tough Touff - 5:32  (Ernie Wilkins)
All titles on:      Argo LP 12": LP 641 — Touff Assignment   

Date: September 5, 1981
Location: PS Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Bee Hive

Von Freeman, Clifford Jordan, Cy Touff (ldr), Von Freeman, Clifford Jordan (ts), Cy Touff (bt), Norman Simmons (p), Victor Sproles (b), Wilbur Campbell (d)

a. a-01    Hyde Park After Dark - 7:14  (Clifford Jordan)
b. a-02    You're Blasé - 6:19  (Ord Hamilton, Bruce Sievier)
c. a-03    Lotus Blossom [aka Asiatic Raes] - 6:11  (Kenny Dorham)
d. b-01    Sad Sam - 6:51  (Norman Simmons)
e. b-02    I Waited For You - 5:31  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie)
f. b-03    I'm Glad There Is You - 3:28  (Paul (Madeira) Mertz)
g. b-04    Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West - 6:48  (John Lewis)
All titles on:      Bee Hive LP 12": BH 7014 — Hyde Park After Dark   

Von Freeman (ts) on a, c-d, f-g; Clifford Jordan (ts) on a, c-e, g; Cy Touff (bt) on a, c-d, g.


Date: October 24, 1981
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Sandy Mosse, Cy Touff (ldr), Sandy Mosse (ts), Cy Touff (bt), John Campbell (p), Kelly Sill (b), Jerry Coleman (d)

a. 01    Tickle Toe - 8:06  (Lester Young)
b. 02    Keester Parade [aka Centerpiece] - 10:15  (Tiny Kahn, Johnny Mandel)
c. 03    The Man I Love - 11:34  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d. 04    Allen's Alley [see Wee] - 6:35  (Denzil Best)
e. 05    Alone Together - 13:06  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
f. 06    Secret Love - 10:55  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)
g. 07    What's New - 7:36  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DE 583 — Tickle Toe   (2008)