Don Wilkerson Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: May 19, 1960
Location: Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, CA
Label: Riverside

Don Wilkerson (ldr), Don Wilkerson (ts), Nat Adderley (c), Barry Harris (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a.     Morning Coffee - 7:52  (Barry Harris)
b.     Idiom - 5:21  (Jim Martin)
c.     Media - 4:57  (Jim Martin)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-332 — The Texas Twister   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1950-2 — The Texas Twister   (2001)

Studio not definite.


Date: May 20, 1960
Location: Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, CA
Label: Riverside

Don Wilkerson (ldr), Don Wilkerson (ts), Nat Adderley (c), Barry Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a.     The Twister - 6:32  (Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley)
b.     Jelly Roll - 7:44  (Don Wilkerson)
c.     Easy To Love - 4:38  (Cole Porter)
d.     Where Or When - 4:02  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-332 — The Texas Twister   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1950-2 — The Texas Twister   (2001)

Nat Adderley (c) on a-b.

Studio not definite.


Date: May 3, 1962
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Don Wilkerson (ldr), Don Wilkerson (ts), Grant Green (g), Johnny Acea (p), Lloyd Trotman (b), Willie 'Bobo' Correa (d)

a. tk 5    Drawin' A Tip - 4:39  (Don Wilkerson)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84121 — Elder Don   
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 24555 2 2 — The Complete Blue Note Sessions   (2001)
b. tk 6    SeƱorita Eula - 4:47  (Don Wilkerson)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84121 — Elder Don   
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 24555 2 2 — The Complete Blue Note Sessions   (2001)
c. tk 9    Poor Butterfly - 5:37  (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84121 — Elder Don   
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 24555 2 2 — The Complete Blue Note Sessions   (2001)
d. tk 13    Scrappy - 4:49  (Don Wilkerson)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84121 — Elder Don   
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 24555 2 2 — The Complete Blue Note Sessions   (2001)
e. tk 15    San Antonio Rose - 7:42  (Bob Wills)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84121 — Elder Don   
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 24555 2 2 — The Complete Blue Note Sessions   (2001)
f. tk 17    Naughty Neenie  (Don Wilkerson)
g. tk 22    Lone Star Shuffle - 6:49  (Don Wilkerson)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84121 — Elder Don   
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 24555 2 2 — The Complete Blue Note Sessions   (2001)

Composer of f. is not confirmed.


Date: June 18, 1962
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Don Wilkerson (ldr), Don Wilkerson (ts), Grant Green (g), Sonny Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Billy Higgins (d), Jual Curtis (tam)

a. tk 3    Jeanie-Weenie - 4:58  (Don Wilkerson)
b. tk 4    Pigeon Peas - 8:31  (Don Wilkerson)
c. tk 6    The Eldorado Shuffle - 6:23  (Don Wilkerson)
d. tk 8    Homesick Blues - 6:36  (Don Wilkerson)
e. tk 9    Camp Meetin' - 4:40  (Don Wilkerson)
f. tk 13    Dem Tambourines - 5:35  (Don Wilkerson)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84107 — Preach Brother!   
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 24555 2 2 — The Complete Blue Note Sessions   (2001)

Jual Curtis (tam) on e-f.


Date: July 29, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Don Wilkerson (ldr), Don Wilkerson (ts), Grant Green (g), John Patton (org), Ben Dixon (d)

a. tk 4    Sweet Cake - 5:58  (Edward Frank)
b. tk 8    Cookin' With Clarence - 7:26  (Don Wilkerson)
c. tk 12    Movin' Out - 5:24  (Don Wilkerson)
d. tk 13    Happy Johnny - 5:30  (Don Wilkerson)
e. tk 17    Easy Living - 6:04  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
f. tk 21    Blues for J - 6:06  (Don Wilkerson)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84145 — Shoutin'   (1965)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 24555 2 2 — The Complete Blue Note Sessions   (2001)

Date: ca. 1980
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Tomel

Don Wilkerson (ldr), Don Wilkerson (as)

a. T123A/T123B    Low Down Dirty Shame  (Don Wilkerson)
     Tomel 45: 101 — Low Down Dirty Shame parts 1 & 2   

Details are speculative. Unknown additional personnel. 45 rpm issue gives no recording date, no personnel, no studio or location. Zip code 90018 (Los Angeles) is given in the address for Tomel Records. Recording location may or may not be related.