George Wallington Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: May 9, 1949
Location: New York City
Label: Savoy

George Wallington (ldr), Brew Moore (ts), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Jerry Lloyd (t), Kai Winding (tb), George Wallington (p), Curly Russell (b), Charlie Perry (d), Buddy Stewart (v)

a. SGW4446    Racing - 2:20  (George Wallington)
b. SGW4447    Fairyland - 2:45  (George Wallington)
c. SGW4448    Knockout - 2:43  (George Wallington)
d. SGW4449    Igloo - 2:35  (Jerry Lloyd)
All titles on:      Savoy LP 12": MG 12081 — The George Wallington Trio   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0136 — The George Wallington Trio   (1994)

Brew Moore (ts) on c-d; Gerry Mulligan (bar) on c-d; Jerry Lloyd (t) on c-d; Kai Winding (tb) on c-d; Buddy Stewart (v) on c.


Date: November 21, 1951
Location: New York City
Label: Progressive

George Wallington (ldr), George Wallington (p), Curly Russell (b), Max Roach (d)

a.     Twins - 2:19  (George Wallington)
b.     Polka Dot - 2:56  (George Wallington)
c.     I'll Remember April - 2:32  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
d.     High Score - 2:51  (George Wallington)
e.     Hyacinth - 2:41  (George Wallington)
f.     Joy Bell - 2:25  (George Wallington)
g.     I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 2:19  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
h.     Fine And Dandy - 3:05  (Paul James, Kay Swift)
All titles on:      Progressive LP 12": LP 3001 — George Wallington Trio   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12081 — The George Wallington Trio   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0136 — The George Wallington Trio   (1994)

Date: September 4, 1952
Location: New York City
Label: Prestige

George Wallington (ldr), Chuck Wayne (mda), George Wallington (p), Charles Mingus, Oscar Pettiford (b), Max Roach (d)

a. 351    Love Beat - 2:48  (George Wallington)
b. 352    Summer Rain - 2:41  (George Wallington)
c. 353    Escalating - 2:35  (George Wallington)
d. 354    Laura - 2:52  (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
e. 355    Tenderly - 2:54  (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence)
f. 356    When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New - 2:31  (Bert Douglas, Charles McCarthy, Joseph Solieri)
g. 357    Red, White And Blue - 2:41  (George Wallington)
h. 358    Arrivederci - 2:22  (George Wallington)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 10": PRLP 136 — George Wallington Trio   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7587 — The George Wallington Trios   (1968)
     Prestige LP 12": P 24093 — Our Delight   (1980)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1754-2 — The George Wallington Trios   (1990)

Chuck Wayne (mda) on a; Charles Mingus (b) on a-d; Oscar Pettiford (b) on f-h; Max Roach (d) on a-d, f-h.

Mingus listed as Baron Fingus on original issues.


Date: May 25, 1953
Location: New York City
Label: Prestige

George Wallington (ldr), George Wallington (p), Curly Russell (b), Max Roach (d)

a. 483    Among Friends - 2:55  (George Wallington)
b. 484    My Nephew And I - 2:36  (George Wallington)
c. 485    Variations [on Polka Dot] - 4:31  (George Wallington)
d. 486    Squeezer's Breezer - 2:16  (George Wallington)
e. 487    Cuckoo Around The Clock - 2:22  (George Wallington)
f. 488    I Married An Angel - 2:29  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g. 489    Ours - 2:25  (Leonard Feather)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 10": PRLP 158 — George Wallington Trio, volume 2   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7587 — The George Wallington Trios   (1968)
     Prestige LP 12": P 24093 — Our Delight   (1980)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1754-2 — The George Wallington Trios   (1990)

Date: September 14, 1953
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Metronome

Annie Ross, George Wallington (ldr), Arne Domnérus, Anthony Ortega (as), Clifford Solomon (ts), Lars Gullin (bar), Jimmy Cleveland, Åke Persson (tb), Quincy Jones (p, con), George Wallington (p), Simon Brehm (b), Alan Dawson, Jack Norén (d), Annie Ross (v), Gigi Gryce (con)

a. 516    The Song Is You - 3:07  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7828 — The Bebop Singers   (1970)
b. 517    Jackie - 2:44  (Hampton Hawes, Annie Ross)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7828 — The Bebop Singers   (1970)
     Prestige CD: PRCD 24216-2 — The Bebop Singers   
c. 518    Bluebird  (George Wallington) / arr: Quincy Jones
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 20 — George Wallington With The Swedish All-Stars   (1953)
d. 519    'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Quincy Jones
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 20 — George Wallington With The Swedish All-Stars   (1953)

Annie Ross (ldr) on a-b; (v) on a-b; George Wallington (ldr) on c-d; (p) on c-d; Arne Domnérus (as) on c-d; Anthony Ortega (as) on a-b; Clifford Solomon (ts) on a-b; Jimmy Cleveland (tb) on a-b; Åke Persson (tb) on c-d; Quincy Jones (p) on a-b; (con) on c-d; Alan Dawson (d) on a-b; Jack Norén (d) on c-d; Gigi Gryce (con) on a-b.

Studio could well be Europa Film Studios, Sundbyerg, Stockholm where Bob Weir places the Clifford Brown/Art Farmer recording of the following day.


Date: September 24, 1953
Location: Paris, France
Label: Vogue

George Wallington (ldr), George Wallington (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Jean-Louis Viale (d)

a.     Fairyland - 2:44  (George Wallington)
b.     Woody 'n You - 2:41  (Dizzy Gillespie)
c.     Honeysuckle Rose - 2:55  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf)
d.     Star Eyes - 4:04  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
e.     NY - 4:35  (George Wallington)
f.     A Day In Paris - 2:42  (George Wallington)
g.     These Foolish Things - 2:37  (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey)
h.     Just One Of Those Things - 3:04  (Cole Porter)
All titles on:      Vogue LP 10": LD 171 — George Wallington Trio   
     Vogue LP 12": YX 6011 — A Day In Paris   
     Vogue CD: 61022 — The Piano Collection, vol. 2   (1999)

Pierre Michelot (b) on a-g; Jean-Louis Viale (d) on a-g.


Date: May 12, 1954
Location: Audio Video Studios, New York City
Label: Blue Note

George Wallington (ldr), Danny Bank (f, bar), Frank Foster (ts), Dave Burns (t), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), George Wallington (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Kenny Clarke (d), Quincy Jones (con)

a. BN 572-3 (tk 4)    Summertime - 3:55  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Quincy Jones
     Blue Note LP 10": BLP 5045 — Showcase   
b. BN 572-4 (tk 5)   alt Summertime - 3:55  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Quincy Jones
c. BN 573-2 (tk 8)    Festival - 4:01  (George Wallington) / arr: Quincy Jones
     Blue Note LP 10": BLP 5045 — Showcase   
d. BN 573-3 (tk 9)   alt Festival - 3:53  (George Wallington) / arr: Quincy Jones
     Blue Note LP 12": B 6503 — The Beginning And The End Of Bop   
e. BN 574-2 (tk 12)    Christina - 3:39  (George Wallington) / arr: Quincy Jones
     Blue Note LP 10": BLP 5045 — Showcase   
f. BN 575-0 (tk 13)    Frankie And Johnnie - 4:08  (Traditional) / arr: Quincy Jones
     Blue Note LP 10": BLP 5045 — Showcase   
     Blue Note LP 12": B 6503 — The Beginning And The End Of Bop   
g. BN 575-1 (tk 14)   alt Frankie And Johnnie - 4:06  (Traditional) / arr: Quincy Jones
h. BN 576-1 (tk 16)    Baby Grand - 4:03  (George Wallington) / arr: Quincy Jones
     Blue Note LP 10": BLP 5045 — Showcase   
     Blue Note LP 12": B 6503 — The Beginning And The End Of Bop   
i. BN 577-0 (tk 19)    Bumpkins - 3:51  (Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
     Blue Note LP 10": BLP 5045 — Showcase   
j. BN 577-1 (tk 20)   alt Bumpkins - 3:42  (Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
     Blue Note LP 12": B 6503 — The Beginning And The End Of Bop   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: 7243 4 95750 2 8 — Here Comes Frank Foster/George Wallington Showcase   (1998)

Danny Bank (f) on a-b; (bar) on c-j.

CD 95750 does not list d. although it is present as track 16. Track 17 is j.


Date: June 10, 1954
Location: New York City
Label: Verve

George Wallington (ldr), George Wallington (p), Curly Russell (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 1764-1    Before Dawn  (George Wallington)
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
b. 1765    A Night In Tunisia  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
c. 1766-3    If I Love Again  (Jack Murray, Ben Oakland)
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
d. 1767-2    Your Laughter
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
e. 1768-2    Thoroughbred  (George Wallington)
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2032 — Potpourri Of Jazz   
f. 1769-1    Without Reservation
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2032 — Potpourri Of Jazz   
g. 1770-1    Morning Dew  (George Wallington, Mack David)
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
h. 1771-7    Busman's Holiday
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
All titles on:      Norgran LP 10": MG N 24 — The Workshop Of The George Wallington Trio   
     PolyGram LP 12": POJJ 1522 — The Workshop Of The George Wallington Trio   
     Verve LP 12": MV 2539 — The Workshop Of The George Wallington Trio   

Date: October 22, 1954
Location: New York City
Label: Verve

George Wallington (ldr), George Wallington (p), Clyde Lombardi (b), Joseph Livoti (vn), David Uchitel (vl), William Eder (vc)

a. 1997-3    My Funny Valentine  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Sonny Lawrence
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
b. 1998-1    Alone Together - 2:38  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: Sonny Lawrence
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
c. 1999-4    Autumn In New York  (Vernon Duke) / arr: Sonny Lawrence
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
d. 2000-3    Thou Swell  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Sonny Lawrence
e. 2001-3    Invitation  (Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Sonny Lawrence
     Norgran EP 7": EP N 69 — George Wallington With Strings   
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
f. 2002-3    Moonlight In Vermont  (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) / arr: Sonny Lawrence
     Norgran EP 7": EP N 69 — George Wallington With Strings   
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
g. 2003    Variations [on Polka Dot]  (George Wallington) / arr: Sonny Lawrence
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
h. 2004    Racing  (George Wallington) / arr: Sonny Lawrence
     Norgran EP 7": EP N 69 — George Wallington With Strings   
i. 2005-4    Marcel The Furrier  (Henri Renaud) / arr: Sonny Lawrence
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
j. 2006-1    Ever Lovin' Blues arr: Sonny Lawrence
     Verve LP 12": MGV 2017 — Variations   (1957)
k. 2007    Hold Me Close arr: Sonny Lawrence
     Norgran EP 7": EP N 69 — George Wallington With Strings   
l. 2008    Morning Dew  (George Wallington, Mack David) / arr: George Brackman
All titles on:      Norgran LP 12": MGN 1010 — George Wallington With Strings   

Date: September 9, 1955
Location: Cafe Bohemia, New York City
Label: Progressive

George Wallington (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Donald Byrd (t), George Wallington (p), Paul Chambers (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. a-01    Johnny One Note - 8:29  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Progressive LP 12": PLP 1001 — George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7820 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1813-2 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   (1992)
b. a-02    Sweet Blanche - 7:03  (George Wallington)
     Progressive LP 12": PLP 1001 — George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7820 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1813-2 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   (1992)
c. a-03    Minor March [aka Minor Apprehension] - 6:49  (Jackie McLean)
     Progressive LP 12": PLP 1001 — George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7820 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1813-2 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   (1992)
d. b-01    Snakes - 5:59  (Jackie McLean)
     Progressive LP 12": PLP 1001 — George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7820 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1813-2 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   (1992)
e. b-02    Jay Mac's Crib - 8:44  (Donald Byrd)
     Progressive LP 12": PLP 1001 — George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7820 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1813-2 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   (1992)
f. b-03    Bohemia After Dark - 8:02  (Oscar Pettiford)
     Progressive LP 12": PLP 1001 — George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7820 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1813-2 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   (1992)
g. b-04    The Peck - 0:24  (Jackie McLean)
     Progressive LP 12": PLP 1001 — George Wallington Quintet At The Bohemia Featuring The Peck   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7820 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1813-2 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   (1992)
h. c-01   alt Snakes - 6:40  (Jackie McLean)
     Progressive LP 12": PRO 7001 — At The Cafe Bohemia   (1985)
i. c-02   alt Minor March [aka Minor Apprehension] - 7:38  (Jackie McLean)
     Progressive LP 12": PRO 7001 — At The Cafe Bohemia   (1985)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1813-2 — Live! At Cafe Bohemia/1955   (1992)
j. c-03   alt Jay Mac's Crib - 6:40  (Donald Byrd)
     Progressive LP 12": PRO 7001 — At The Cafe Bohemia   (1985)
k. c-04   alt The Peck - 0:21  (Jackie McLean)
     Progressive LP 12": PRO 7001 — At The Cafe Bohemia   (1985)
l. d-01   alt Bohemia After Dark - 9:00  (Oscar Pettiford)
     Progressive LP 12": PRO 7001 — At The Cafe Bohemia   (1985)
m. d-02   alt Johnny One Note - 8:00  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Progressive LP 12": PRO 7001 — At The Cafe Bohemia   (1985)
n. d-03   alt Sweet Blanche - 7:30  (George Wallington)
     Progressive LP 12": PRO 7001 — At The Cafe Bohemia   (1985)
o. d-04   alt The Peck - 0:21  (Jackie McLean)
     Progressive LP 12": PRO 7001 — At The Cafe Bohemia   (1985)

Confirmation needed that the two versions of The Peck issued on Progressive 7001 are different.


Date: January 20, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

George Wallington (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Donald Byrd (t), George Wallington (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 844    Our Delight - 5:34  (Tadd Dameron)
b. 845    Foster Dulles - 5:04  (Frank Foster)
c. 846    Love Is Here To Stay - 5:28  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d. 847    But George - 5:49  (Phil Woods)
e. 848    Together We Wail - 6:49  (Phil Woods)
f. 849    What's New - 7:08  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": P 24093 — Our Delight   (1980)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7032 — Jazz For The Carriage Trade   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1704-2 — Jazz For The Carriage Trade   (1991)

Date: June 18, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Verve

The Metronome All Stars, George Wallington (ldr), Tony Scott (cl), Lee Konitz (as), Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (ts), Serge Chaloff (bar), Thad Jones (t), Eddie Bert (tb), Teddy Charles (vib), Tal Farlow (g), Billy Taylor, George Wallington (p), Charles Mingus (b), Art Blakey (d)

a. 11740-1   alt Billie's Bounce  (Charlie Parker)
b. 11740-2   alt Billie's Bounce  (Charlie Parker)
c. 11740-3    Billie's Bounce - 20:30  (Charlie Parker)
     Verve LP 12": MGV 8030 — Metronome All Stars 1956   
d. 2859-1   alt Lady Fair  (George Wallington)
     Verve LP 12": MGV 8030 — Metronome All Stars 1956   

The Metronome All Stars (ldr) on a-c; George Wallington (ldr) on d; (p) on d; Tony Scott (cl) on a-c; Lee Konitz (as) on a-c; Al Cohn (ts) on a-c; Zoot Sims (ts) on a-c; Serge Chaloff (bar) on a-c; Thad Jones (t) on a-c; Eddie Bert (tb) on a-c; Teddy Charles (vib) on a-c; Tal Farlow (g) on a-c; Billy Taylor (p) on a-c; Charles Mingus (b) on a-c; Art Blakey (d) on a-c.


Date: September 4 & 5, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

George Wallington (ldr), George Wallington (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

a. 2142    Godchild - 3:16  (George Wallington)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 422 — Knight Music   (1958)
b. 2143    In A Sentimental Mood - 4:42  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
c. 2144    The End Of A Love Affair - 3:45  (Edward C. Redding)
d. 2145    Will You Still Be Mine - 3:00  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
e. 2146    Billie's Tune - 3:03  (George Wallington)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 422 — Knight Music   (1958)
f. 2147    The Ghostly Lover - 3:44  (George Wallington)
g. 2148    Up Jumped The Devil - 2:37  (George Wallington)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 422 — Knight Music   (1958)
h. 2149    World Weary - 3:11  (Noel Coward)
i. 2150    Serendipity - 3:02  (George Wallington)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 422 — Knight Music   (1958)
j. 2151    It's All Right With Me - 2:53  (Cole Porter)
k. 2153    One Night Of Love - 2:52  (Victor Schertzinger, Gus Kahn)
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": 1275 — Knight Music   
     Pioneer LP 12": P 7534A — Knight Music   
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD 8543 — Knight Music   (2000)

Additional unissued selection: 2152 The Baron - composer unknown.


Date: November 24, 1956
Location: Cafe Bohemia, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

George Wallington (ldr), George Wallington (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

a.     Strange Music  (George 'Chet' Forrest, Robert Craig Wright, Edvard Grieg)
b.     In A Sentimental Mood  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
c.     Escalating  (George Wallington)

Date: March 1, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

George Wallington (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Donald Byrd (t), George Wallington (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

a. 1112    In Salah - 5:20  (Mose Allison)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 485   (1959)
b. 1113    Up Tohickon Creek - 6:10  (Phil Woods)
c. 1114    Graduation Day - 4:50  (Joe Sherman)
d. 1115    Indian Summer - 7:05  (Victor Herbert, Al Dubin)
e. 1116    'Dis Mornin' - 8:00  (Donald Byrd)
f. 1117    Sol's Ollie - 7:20  (Phil Woods)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 485   (1959)
All titles on:      New Jazz LP 12": NJ 8207 — The New York Scene   
     Esquire LP 12": 32-132 — The New York Scene   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1805-2 — The New York Scene   

Phil Woods (as) on a-b, d-f; Donald Byrd (t) on a-b, d-f.


Date: April 4, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

George Wallington (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Jerry Lloyd (bt), George Wallington (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

a. 2461    Promised Land - 5:40  (Mose Allison)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 441   (1958)
     East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
b. 2462    Composin' At The Composer - 5:37  (George Wallington)
     East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
c. 2463   alt Rural Route  (Mose Allison)

Some sources list 2463 as the issued master but Michel Ruppli confirms that Atlantic files show the issued master to be 2464.


Date: April 5, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

George Wallington (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), George Wallington (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

a. 2464    Rural Route - 4:25  (Mose Allison)
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
b. 2465    In Salah - 4:55  (Mose Allison)
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
c. 2466    Nuna
d. 2467    Jouons - 5:58  (J.R. Monterose)
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   

Some sources list 2463 as the issued master but Michel Ruppli confirms that Atlantic files show the issued master to be 2464.


Date: April 6, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

George Wallington (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Jerry Lloyd (bt), George Wallington (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

a. 2468    August Moon - 4:48  (Jerry Lloyd)
b. 2469    The Prestidigitator - 6:32  (J.R. Monterose)
     Metronome EP 7": MEP 441   (1958)
Both titles on:      East-West LP 12": 4004 — The Prestidigitator   
     Exclusive LP 12": ERS 104 — The Prestidigitator   
     Wounded Bird CD: WOU 4004 — The Prestidigitator   

J.R. Monterose (ts) on b.

One additional unissued selection with Lloyd: 2470 listed as "Blues - Tell Me The Truth" - composer unknown.


Date: August 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Mode

George Wallington (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Idrees Sulieman (t), George Wallington (p), Curly Russell (b), Denzil Best (d)

a. a-01    Crazeology [aka Little Benny] - 3:40  (Bud Powell)
b. a-02    Bebop - 2:42  (Dizzy Gillespie)
c. a-03    Lemon Drop - 2:53  (George Wallington)
d. a-04    Ornithology - 4:18  (Charlie Parker, Bennie Harris)
e. a-05    Anthropology - 4:49  (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie)
All titles on:      Mode LP 12": MOD LP 127 — Leonard Feather Presents Bop   (1957)
     Interlude LP 12": ST 1011 — Leonard Feather Presents 52nd Street   (1959)
     Interlude LP 12": MO 511 — Leonard Feather Presents 52nd Street   (1959)
     V.S.O.P. LP 12": 12 — Leonard Feather Presents 52nd Street   (1985)
     V.S.O.P. CD: 12 — Leonard Feather Presents Bop   (1997)

Session produced by Leonard Feather.


Date: August 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Mode

George Wallington (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Thad Jones (t), George Wallington (p), Curly Russell (b), Arthur Taylor (d), Baird Parker (v)

a. b-01    Salt Peanuts - 3:03  (Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke)
b. b-02    Groovin' High - 2:49  (Dizzy Gillespie)
c. b-03    Shaw 'Nuff - 3:29  (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker)
d. b-04    Now's The Time - 7:06  (Charlie Parker)
e. b-05    Hot House  (Tadd Dameron)
f. b-05    52nd Street Theme - 4:20  (Thelonious Monk)
All titles on:      Mode LP 12": MOD LP 127 — Leonard Feather Presents Bop   (1957)
     Interlude LP 12": ST 1011 — Leonard Feather Presents 52nd Street   (1959)
     Interlude LP 12": MO 511 — Leonard Feather Presents 52nd Street   (1959)
     V.S.O.P. LP 12": 12 — Leonard Feather Presents 52nd Street   (1985)
     V.S.O.P. CD: 12 — Leonard Feather Presents Bop   (1997)

e, f performed as medley.

Baird Parker (v) on a.

Session produced by Leonard Feather.

"Now's The Time" incorrectly listed as "Billie's Bounce".


Date: November 14, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy

George Wallington (ldr), Phil Woods (as), Donald Byrd (t), George Wallington (p), Nabil Totah (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

a.     Ow! - 10:30  (Dizzy Gillespie)
b.     Dance Of The Infidels - 6:45  (Bud Powell)
c.     Strange Music - 8:38  (George 'Chet' Forrest, Robert Craig Wright, Edvard Grieg)
d.     Before Dawn - 5:50  (George Wallington)
e.     'S Make It - 8:00  (Donald Byrd)
All titles on:      Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1122 — Dance Of The Infidels   (1979)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12122 — Jazz At Hotchkiss   
     Savoy Jazz CD: COCY 78275 — Jazz At Hotchkiss   (1998)
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0119 — Jazz At Hotchkiss   

Phil Woods (as) on a-b, d-e; Donald Byrd (t) on a-b, d-e.

Despite original LP title, this was not a live recording and was not made at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT.


Date: July 5, 1984
Location: New York City
Label: Nippon Columbia

George Wallington (ldr), George Wallington (p)

a. a-01    Moonflower - 4:18  (George Wallington)
b. a-02    Clearness Of View - 4:26  (George Wallington)
c. a-03    Beautiful Eyes - 5:44  (George Wallington)
d. a-04    Melody - 4:11  (George Wallington)
e. a-05    Virtuoso - 6:22  (George Wallington)
f. b-01    Temporal - 3:23  (George Wallington)
g. b-02    Beautiful To Behold - 6:08  (George Wallington)
h. b-03    Heart Of Hearts - 3:29  (George Wallington)
i. b-04    Oh Foolish Leaf - 6:58  (George Wallington)
j. b-05    Sociability - 4:55  (George Wallington)
All titles on:      Columbia/Interface LP 12": YF 7092 — Virtuoso   

Date: summer 1984
Location: New York City
Label: Nippon Columbia

George Wallington (ldr), George Wallington (p)

a. a-01    Jack Finding His Jill - 4:19  (George Wallington)
b. a-02    The Moment We Fancy Each Other - 4:23  (George Wallington)
c. a-03    The Lovely Things We See - 7:15  (George Wallington)
d. a-04    Posthumous Glory - 3:15  (George Wallington)
e. a-05    Delusion - 4:29  (George Wallington)
f. a-06    Soap Bubbles - 2:33  (George Wallington)
g. b-01    Mother Wit - 3:14  (George Wallington)
h. b-02    Love Notes And Ringlets - 4:47  (George Wallington)
i. b-03    The Spring Of Life - 6:35  (George Wallington)
j. b-04    Two Lovers - 3:55  (George Wallington)
k. b-05    Goodness Of Heart - 5:48  (George Wallington)
l. b-06    Billie, I Must Leave You Now - 3:27  (George Wallington)
All titles on:      Columbia/Interface LP 12": YF 7116 — The Symphony Of A Jazz Piano   

Date: August 19, 1985
Location: RCA Studio A, New York City
Label: V.S.O.P.

George Wallington (ldr), George Wallington (p)

a. 01    Miss St. Louis - 3:59  (George Wallington)
b. 02    Memory Of The Heart - 6:04  (George Wallington)
c. 03    Writing In The Sand - 4:27  (George Wallington)
d. 04    The Scentless Rose - 6:11  (George Wallington)
e. 05    The Peacock's Tale - 4:11  (George Wallington)
f. 06    Tears Beneath The Moon - 7:09  (George Wallington)
g. 07    Felicity - 4:04  (George Wallington)
h. 08    Tender Loving Friendship - 5:43  (George Wallington)
All titles on:      V.S.O.P. CD: 84 — The Pleasure Of A Jazz Inspiration   (1992)