Michael Weiss Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Wed, Nov 28, 2012


Date: January 6, 1985
Location: Classic Sound Studio, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Michael Weiss (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Michael Weiss (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    Milestones  (John Lewis)
b. 02    Celia  (Bud Powell)
c. 03    Sweet And Lovely  (Gus Arnheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias)
d. 04    Lotus Blossom [aka Asiatic Raes]  (Kenny Dorham)
e. 05    Soul Eyes  (Mal Waldron)
f. 06    The End Of A Love Affair  (Edward C. Redding)
g. 07    Fly Little Bird Fly  (Donald Byrd)

Date: June 23, 1985
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY
Label: [private recording]

Michael Weiss (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Michael Weiss (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    Off Minor  (Thelonious Monk)
b. 02    Una Mas (One More Time)  (Kenny Dorham)
c. 03    Enigma  (J. J. Johnson)
d. 04    Fly Little Bird Fly  (Donald Byrd)
e. 05    Walkin' [aka Gravy]  (Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter)
f. 06    Lazy Bird  (John Coltrane)

Date: April 4, 1986
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Criss Cross

Michael Weiss (ldr), Ralph Lalama (ts), Tom Kirkpatrick (t), Michael Weiss (p), Ray Drummond (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. a-01    My Melancholy Baby - 9:03  (Ernie Burnett, George Norton, Johnny Watson)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1022 — Presenting Michael Weiss   (1986)
b. a-02    Apres Vous - 6:22  (Michael Weiss)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1022 — Presenting Michael Weiss   (1986)
c. a-03    Enigma - 6:36  (J. J. Johnson)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1022 — Presenting Michael Weiss   (1986)
d. b-01    B.G.O. - 6:31  (Tom Kirkpatrick)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1022 — Presenting Michael Weiss   (1986)
e. b-02    Riverbed - 6:48  (Josef Zawinul)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1022 — Presenting Michael Weiss   (1986)
f. b-03    Gallop's Gallop - 8:07  (Thelonious Monk)
     Criss Cross LP 12": 1022 — Presenting Michael Weiss   (1986)
g.     La Villa - 7:14  (Kenny Dorham)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1022 CD — Presenting Michael Weiss   (1991)

Date: February 14, 1990
Location: Don Sickler Studio, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Michael Weiss (ldr), Michael Weiss (p), Peter Washington (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 01    Marilyn's Dilemma  (Billy Higgins)
b. 02    Inga  (Billy Higgins)
c. 03    Will You Still Be Mine  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
d. 04    My Old Flame  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)
e. 05    Klact-oveeseds-tene  (Charlie Parker)
f. 06    U.M.M.G (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)  (Billy Strayhorn)
g. 07    Off Minor  (Thelonious Monk)
h. 08    Moose The Mooche  (Charlie Parker)
i. 09    In Your Own Sweet Way  (Dave Brubeck)

Date: July 13, 1990
Location: Bradley's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Michael Weiss (ldr), Michael Weiss (p), Dennis Irwin (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    The Saint Vitus Dance  (Horace Silver)
b. 02    Ronnie's A Dynamite Lady  (Walter Davis, Jr.)
c. 03    Little Melonae  (Jackie McLean)
d. 04    Dusky 'n' Sandy [aka Dusk In Sandi]  (Bud Powell)
e. 05    Call It Whachawana  (Johnny Griffin)
f. 06    All Through The Night  (Cole Porter)
g. 07    There's No You  (George Durgom, Hal Hopper, Tom Adair)
h. 08    Body And Soul  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
i. 09    Make Up Your Mind  (Johnny Griffin)
j. 10    Oleo  (Sonny Rollins)
k. 11    These Foolish Things  (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey)
l. 12    Uranus  (Walter Davis, Jr.)

Date: March 18, 1992
Location: Merkin Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Michael Weiss (ldr), Charles McPherson (as), Tom Harrell (t), Michael Weiss (p), John Webber (b), George Fludas (d)

a. 01    Brilliant Corners  (Thelonious Monk)
b. 02    Hornin' In  (Thelonious Monk)
c. 03    Monk's Mood  (Thelonious Monk)
d. 04    Who Knows  (Thelonious Monk)
e. 05    Blue Monk  (Thelonious Monk)
f. 06    Sure Thing  (Bud Powell)
g. 07    The Fruit  (Bud Powell)
h. 08    Dusky 'n' Sandy [aka Dusk In Sandi]  (Bud Powell)
i. 09    Oblivion  (Bud Powell)
j. 10    Bongo Beep  (Charlie Parker)
k. 10    Passport [tune Y]  (Charlie Parker)
l. 10    Visa  (Charlie Parker)
m. 11    Quasimodo  (Charlie Parker)
n. 12    Charlie's Wig  (Charlie Parker)
o. 13    Ah-Leu-Cha  (Charlie Parker)

j, k, l performed as medley.


Date: November 18, 1994
Location: WQXR-FM Studios, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Michael Weiss (ldr), Michael Weiss (p), John Webber (b), George Fludas (d)

a. 01    Blues In The Closet [aka Collard Greens And Black-Eyed Peas]  (Oscar Pettiford)
b. 02    Somewhere In The Night  (Billy May, Milt Raskin)
c. 03    Orient Express  (Michael Weiss)
d. 04    I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
e. 05    Stella By Starlight  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
f. 06    Little Rootie Tootie  (Thelonious Monk)

Date: October 3 & 5, 1996
Location: Avatar Studio, New York City
Label: DIW

Michael Weiss (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Michael Weiss (p), John Webber (b), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 01    Power Station - 8:50  (Michael Weiss)
b. 02    Atlantis - 8:16  (Michael Weiss)
c. 03    Orient Express - 5:53  (Michael Weiss)
d. 04    Soul Journey - 4:47  (Michael Weiss)
e. 05    Some Other Spring - 7:10  (Arthur Herzog, Irene Kitchings)
f. 06    Alone Together - 6:08  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
g. 07    Badlands - 6:24  (Michael Weiss)
h. 08    Mountain Man - 7:31  (Michael Weiss)
All titles on:      DIW CD: 924 CD — Power Station   (1997)

Date: April 6, 1998
Location: Sound On Sound, New York City
Label: SteepleChase

Michael Weiss (ldr), Michael Weiss (p), Paul Gill (b), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 01    Milestones - 4:57  (John Lewis)
b. 02    Wave - 8:14  (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
c. 03    Walter Davis Ascending - 6:22  (Jackie McLean)
d. 04    Just One Of Those Things - 5:16  (Cole Porter)
e. 05    Little Melonae - 7:31  (Jackie McLean)
f. 06    Buffalo - 7:35  (Kenny Dorham)
g. 07    Like Someone In Love - 6:56  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
h. 08    Love For Sale - 8:32  (Cole Porter)
i. 09    Stella By Starlight - 7:30  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31449 — Milestones   (1999)

Date: March 16 & 17, 2000
Location: Avatar Studio, New York City
Label: Sintra

Michael Weiss (ldr), Steve Wilson (as), Ryan Kisor (t, fh), Steve Davis (tb), Michael Weiss (p), Paul Gill (b), Joe Farnsworth (d), Daniel G. Sadownick (per)

a. 01    Optimism - 6:20  (Michael Weiss)
b. 02    El Camino - 6:53  (Michael Weiss)
c. 03    Soul Journey - 5:56  (Michael Weiss)
d. 04    Orient Express - 6:56  (Michael Weiss)
e. 05    Atlantis - 7:04  (Michael Weiss)
f. 06    The Prophecy - 7:12  (Michael Weiss)
g. 07    The Cheshire Cat - 8:04  (Michael Weiss)
h. 08    La Ventana - 5:51  (Michael Weiss)
i. 09    Second Thoughts - 4:15  (Michael Weiss)
All titles on:      Sintra CD: SR 2003 — Soul Journey   (2003)

Daniel G. Sadownick (per) on c, e, h.


Date: April 2, 2007
Location: Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Michael Weiss (ldr), Steve Wilson (f, af, ss, as), Michael Weiss (p), Ugonna Okegwa (b), George Fludas (d), Daniel G. Sadownick (per)

a. 01    Pace Of Change - 5:30  (Michael Weiss)
b. 02    Mandala - 10:25  (Michael Weiss)
c. 03    Homage - 3:46  (Michael Weiss)
d. 04    Instinct - 6:04  (Michael Weiss)
e. 05    Prelude - 6:45  (Nikolai Roslavets) / arr: Michael Weiss