Rich Willey Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: February 22, 1990
Location: WKCR-FM Studios, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Rich Willey (ldr), Rich Willey (bt), John Colianni (key), John Webber (b), Jay Cummings (d)

a. 01    Brand "X" Blues - 6:59  (Rich Willey) / arr: Rich Willey
b. 02    Little Treasures - 5:18  (Rich Willey) / arr: Rich Willey
c. 03    Yessirree Bop! - 6:07  (Rich Willey) / arr: Rich Willey
d. 04    Blues For Clifford - 7:16  (Rich Willey) / arr: Rich Willey
e. 05    Down & Dirty - 5:15  (Rich Willey) / arr: Rich Willey
f. 06    Three Little Ladies - 5:29  (Rich Willey) / arr: Rich Willey
g. 07    The Bop Shop - 8:42  (Rich Willey) / arr: Rich Willey
h. 08    Boogie Beast - 9:40  (Rich Willey) / arr: Rich Willey
All titles on:      Boptism Music Co. CD: BOP 09155 — New York Debut   (1991)

Group known as Boptism.


Date: October 12 & 13, 1992
Location: Crossroads Studio, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Rich Willey (ldr), Joel Frahm, Chris Potter (ts), Claudio Roditi, John Swana, John Walsh (t), Rich Willey (bt), John di Martino (p), John Webber (b), Steve Berrios (d)

a. 01    Little Treasures - 6:40  (Rich Willey)
     [no label] Cassette: - — Lattitude Adjustment   (1993)
     Boptism Music Co. CD: — Rich Willey And Boptism   (2002)
b. 02    Barbados - 6:36  (Charlie Parker)
     [no label] Cassette: - — Lattitude Adjustment   (1993)
     Boptism Music Co. CD: — Rich Willey And Boptism   (2002)
c. 03    Lattitude Adjustment - 6:02  (Rich Willey)
     [no label] Cassette: - — Lattitude Adjustment   (1993)
d. 04    Kristina - 4:58  (Rich Willey)
     [no label] Cassette: - — Lattitude Adjustment   (1993)
     Boptism Music Co. CD: — Rich Willey And Boptism   (2002)
e. 05    I've Got Sixpence - 7:08  (Traditional)
     [no label] Cassette: - — Lattitude Adjustment   (1993)
f. 06    You Never Know - 4:23  (Rich Willey)
     [no label] Cassette: - — Lattitude Adjustment   (1993)
g. 07    Three Little Ladies - 6:49  (Rich Willey)
     [no label] Cassette: - — Lattitude Adjustment   (1993)
h. 08    Gone With The Wind - 6:21  (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson)
     [no label] Cassette: - — Lattitude Adjustment   (1993)
i. 09    Old Folks - 7:09  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
     [no label] Cassette: - — Lattitude Adjustment   (1993)
     Boptism Music Co. CD: — Rich Willey And Boptism   (2002)
j. 10    Down & Dirty - 6:16  (Rich Willey)
     [no label] Cassette: - — Lattitude Adjustment   (1993)
k.     Felicia's Song - 6:02  (Rich Willey)
     Boptism Music Co. CD: — Rich Willey And Boptism   (2002)

Joel Frahm (ts) on c, g, j-k; Chris Potter (ts) on a-b, d-f, h; Claudio Roditi (t) on b-c, k; John Swana (t) on a-b, d-h, j; John Walsh (t) on b.

Cassette produced for promotional use only.


Date: June 7 & 8, 1993
Location: Z Sound Studios, Carteret, NJ
Label: Boptism Music Co.

Rich Willey (ldr), Chris Potter (ss, ts), Rich Willey (bt), Renato Chicco (p), Joris Teepe (b), John Jenkins (d)

a.     And Another Thing... - 5:16  (Rich Willey)
b.     America, Our Heritage - 4:50  (Helen Steele)
c.     Margie - 5:27  (Con Conrad, Benny Davis, J. Russell Robinson)
All titles on:      Boptism Music Co. CD: — Rich Willey And Boptism   (2002)

Chris Potter (ss) on b; (ts) on a, c.


Date: August 11, 1997
Location: Morrisound, Tampa, FL
Label: Boptism Music Co.

Rich Willey (ldr), Jack Wilkins (ts), Rich Willey (t), Larry Camp (g), Rick Shaw (b), Victor Mannecchia (d)

a.     Three Little Ladies - 3:48  (Rich Willey)
b.     That Did It! - 7:04  (Rich Willey)
c.     First Waltz - 6:39  (Rick Shaw)
d.     Tampa Blues - 7:38  (Rich Willey)
All titles on:      Boptism Music Co. CD: — Rich Willey And Boptism   (2002)

Date: April 1, 2001
Location: Maggie's Farm, Pipersville, PA
Label: Consolidated Artists Productions

Rich Willey (ldr), Kenny Shanker (as, ts), Rich Willey (t, bt), Ayako Shirasaki (p), Scott Fragala (b), Tim Collins (d)

a. 01    Gone With The Wind - 5:10  (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson)
b. 02    I Know, Y'Know - 5:18  (Rich Willey)
c. 03    My Melancholy Baby - 4:48  (Ernie Burnett, George Norton, Johnny Watson)
d. 04    Laird Baird - 6:27  (Charlie Parker)
e. 05    Little Treasures - 5:58  (Rich Willey)
f. 06    Sonny Boy - 5:54  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Al Jolson)
g. 07    Squeetz - 5:05  (Rich Willey)
h. 08    Eclypso - 4:57  (Tommy Flanagan)
i. 09    Eyes All For You - 5:41  (Rich Willey)
j. 10    Elora - 3:45  (J. J. Johnson)
k. 11    Piggies - 5:07  (George Harrison)
All titles on:      Consolidated Artists Productions CD: CAP 962 — Gone With The Piggies   (2002)

Kenny Shanker (as) on a, d-g, k; (ts) on a-c, h-j; Rich Willey (t) on a-b, d-h, k; (bt) on a, c, i-j.