Walter Benton Discography



Generated on Tue, Oct 18, 2005


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Date: August 11, 1954
Location: Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Mercury

Clifford Brown (ldr), Herb Geller, Joe Maini (as), Walter Benton (ts), Clifford Brown (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Curtis Counce (b), Max Roach (d)

a.10885-rehearsalCoronado - 05:41  (Johnny Coles)
b.10885-6Coronado - 17:56  (Johnny Coles)
c.10885-10Coronado - 19:43  (Johnny Coles)
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36039 - Best Coast Jazz
     EmArcy CD: 814 647-2 - Best Coast Jazz (1983)
d.10886-1You Go To My Head - 17:13  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36039 - Best Coast Jazz
     EmArcy CD: 814 647-2 - Best Coast Jazz (1983)
e.10887-1Caravan - 15:10  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol)
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36102 - Caravan
     EmArcy CD: 814 649-2 - Caravan (1983)
f.10887-2Caravan - 03:06  (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol)
     Time LP 12": Volume 8 - Clifford Brown - Kenny Dorham - Booker Little - Tommy Turrentine
g.10888Autumn In New York - 21:35  (Vernon Duke)
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 36102 - Caravan
     EmArcy CD: 814 649-2 - Caravan (1983)
All titles on: -     EmArcy CD: 838 306-2 - Brownie - The Complete EmArcy Recordings Of Clifford Brown (1989)

Omit Herb Geller (as) on f. Omit Joe Maini (as) on f. Omit Walter Benton (ts) on f.

The alternative take of Caravan exists only as a fragment containing trumpet solo only. It was first issued on Time Volume 8 as "The Boss Man".


Date: November 1, 1954
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Savoy

Kenny Clarke (ldr), Frank Morgan (as), Walter Benton (ts), Milt Jackson (vib, v), Gerald Wiggins (p), Percy Heath (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a.SK4400Sonar - 04:45  (Gerald Wiggins, Kenny Clarke)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12006 - Telefunken Blues
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0106 - Telefunken Blues (1992)
b.SK4401Strollin' - 04:15  (Kenny Clarke)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12006 - Telefunken Blues
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0106 - Telefunken Blues (1992)
c.SK4402Blues Mood - 04:00  (Kenny Clarke)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12006 - Telefunken Blues
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0106 - Telefunken Blues (1992)
d.SK4403I've Lost Your Love - 03:30  (Milt Jackson, Lincoln Chase)
e.SK4404Skoot - 04:00  (Eddie Beal, Erroll Garner)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12006 - Telefunken Blues
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0106 - Telefunken Blues (1992)
All titles on: -     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2242 - Black California, vol. 2 - Anthology (1980)

Milt Jackson (v) on d only.


Date: March 1, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: ABC-Paramount

Quincy Jones (ldr), Walter Benton, Buddy Collette, Bill Perkins (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Carl Perkins (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Shelly Manne (d), Jimmy Giuffre (arr), Quincy Jones (con)

a.5465Bright Moon - 05:17  (Jimmy Giuffre)
b.5468The Oom Is Blues - 05:06  (Charlie Mariano)
c.5471What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
d.5472We'll Be Together Again  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
e.5473Time On My Hands  (Vincent Youmans, Mack Gordon, Harold Adamson)
f.5474You Go To My Head  (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
g.5475Laura - 06:17  (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin)
All titles on: -     ABC-Paramount LP 12": ABC 186 - Go West, Man!
-     GRP/Chess CD: GRD-828 - Go West, Man!

c, d, e, f, g performed as medley.

Walter Benton (ts) on a, b, g only. Buddy Collette (ts) on a, b, e only. Bill Perkins (ts) on a, b, c only. Pepper Adams (bar) on a, b, d only. Jimmy Giuffre (arr) on a only. Quincy Jones (con) on a, b only.

Master numbers from ABC ledger, which seems to have incorrect date attributions.
Engineer: John Kraus


Date: July 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Mode

Clora Bryant (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Clora Bryant (t, v), Norman Faye (t), Roger Fleming (p), Ben Tucker (b), Bruz Freeman (d)

a.a-01Gypsy In My Soul - 02:48  (Clay A. Boland, Moe Jaffe)
b.a-02Makin' Whoopee - 03:34  (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
c.a-03Man With A Horn - 03:58  (Edgar DeLange, Bonnie Lake, Truman Elliott Jenney)
d.a-04Sweet Georgia Brown - 04:36  (Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
e.b-01Tea For Two - 03:47  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
f.b-02This Can't Be Love - 04:36  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g.b-03Little Girl Blue - 03:10  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
h.b-04S'posin' - 02:05  (Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker)
All titles on: -     Mode LP 12": MP 106 - Gal With A Horn
-     VSOP CD: 42 - Gal With A Horn

Omit Walter Benton (ts) on b, f, g, h. Omit Norman Faye (t) on b, f, g, h.


Date: December 8, 1958
Location: Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Contemporary

Victor Feldman (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Frank Rosolino (tb), Victor Feldman (vib), Scott LaFaro (b), Nick Martinis (d)

a.Poinciana - 05:36  (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon)
b.Pancho - 05:57  (Frank Rosolino)
Both titles on: -     Contemporary CD: CCD-9005-2 - Latinsville! (2003)


Date: December 9, 1958
Location: Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Contemporary

Victor Feldman (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Frank Rosolino (tb), Victor Feldman (vib, p), Scott LaFaro (b), Nick Martinis (d)

a.The Breeze And I - 03:21  (Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman)
b.Bullues Bullose - 05:44  (Victor Feldman)
c.Lady Of Spain - 05:56  (Tolchard Evans, Stanley J. Damerell, Robert Hargreaves)
All titles on: -     Contemporary CD: CCD-9005-2 - Latinsville! (2003)


Date: March 2, 1959
Location: Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Contemporary

Victor Feldman (ldr), Walter Benton (ts, tim), Conte Candoli (t), Frank Rosolino (tb), Victor Feldman (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Scott LaFaro (b), Stan Levey (d), Willie 'Bobo' Correa, Armando Peraza (bgo), Mongo Santamaria (cga)

a.Cuban Love Song - 03:33  (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, Herbert Stothart)
b.Woody 'n You - 03:30  (Dizzy Gillespie)
c.Poinciana - 03:38  (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon)
d.Spain - 03:00  (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn)
All titles on: -     Contemporary LP 12": S 9005 - Latinsville!
-     Contemporary CD: CCD-9005-2 - Latinsville! (2003)


Date: March 3, 1959
Location: Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Contemporary

Victor Feldman (ldr), Walter Benton (ts, tim), Conte Candoli (t), Victor Feldman (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Scott LaFaro (b), Willie 'Bobo' Correa, Armando Peraza (bgo), Mongo Santamaria (cga)

a.The Gypsy - 03:12  (Billy Reid)
b.In A Little Spanish Town ('Twas On A Night Like This) - 03:28  (Sam M. Lewis, Mabel Wayne, Joe Young)
Both titles on: -     Contemporary LP 12": S 9005 - Latinsville!
-     Contemporary CD: CCD-9005-2 - Latinsville! (2003)


Date: March 20, 1959
Location: Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Contemporary

Victor Feldman (ldr), Walter Benton (ts, tim), Conte Candoli (t), Victor Feldman (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Al McKibbon (b), Willie 'Bobo' Correa, Armando Peraza (bgo), Mongo Santamaria (cga)

a.South Of The Border - 03:19  (Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr)
b.The Carioca (Flying Down To Rio) - 02:59  (Gus Kahn, Edward Eliscu, Vincent Youmans)
c.Lady Of Spain - 03:30  (Tolchard Evans, Stanley J. Damerell, Robert Hargreaves)
All titles on: -     Contemporary LP 12": S 9005 - Latinsville!
-     Contemporary CD: CCD-9005-2 - Latinsville! (2003)


Date: July 12, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Riverside

Julian Priester (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Charles Davis (bar), Julian Priester (tb), McCoy Tyner (p), Sam Jones (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a.a-01Chi Chi - 04:49  (Charlie Parker)
b.a-02Blue Stride - 05:58  (Julian Priester)
c.a-03It Might As Well Be Spring - 05:53  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d.a-04Excursion - 05:47  (Walter Benton)
e.b-01Spiritsville - 07:26  (Walter Benton)
f.b-02My Romance - 05:57  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
g.b-03Donna's Waltz - 05:37  (Walter Benton)
All titles on: -     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 925 - Spiritsville
-     Milestone CD: MCD-47087-2 - Out Of This World

Omit Walter Benton (ts) on c. Omit Charles Davis (bar) on c.


Date: August 31, 1960
Location: Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City
Label: Candid

Max Roach (ldr), Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins (ts), Booker Little (t), Julian Priester (tb), James Schenk (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.Driva' Man - 05:10  (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
b.Freedom Day [aka Liberté] - 06:02  (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
Both titles on: -     Columbia LP 12": JC 36390 - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite (1980)
-     Candid CD: CCD 9002 - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite

Omit Coleman Hawkins (ts) on b.

Outtakes are said to exist but have never been issued.


Date: September 6, 1960
Location: Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City
Label: Candid

Max Roach (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Booker Little (t), Julian Priester (tb), James Schenk (b), Max Roach (d), Babatunde Olatunji (cga), Thomas Du Vall, Ray Mantilla (per), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.All Africa - 07:57  (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
b.Tears For Johannesburg - 09:36  (Max Roach)
c.Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace - 07:58  (Max Roach)
All titles on: -     Columbia LP 12": JC 36390 - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite (1980)
-     Candid CD: CCD 9002 - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite

Omit Walter Benton (ts) on c. Omit Booker Little (t) on c. Omit Julian Priester (tb) on c. Omit James Schenk (b) on c. Omit Babatunde Olatunji (cga) on c. Omit Thomas Du Vall (per) on c. Omit Ray Mantilla (per) on c.

Outtakes are said to exist but have never been issued.


Date: September 19, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Riverside

Walter Benton (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Freddie Hubbard (t), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a.Out Of This World - 05:43  (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
b.Walter's Altar - 08:26  (Walter Benton)
c.A Blues Mood - 07:30  (Walter Benton)
d.Azil - 04:36  (Walter Benton)
All titles on: -     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 928 - Out Of This World
-     Milestone CD: MCD-47087-2 - Out Of This World


Date: September 21, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Riverside

Walter Benton (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a.Night Movements - 02:43  (Walter Benton)
     Milestone CD: MCD-47087-2 - Out Of This World
b.Lover Man - 08:45  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
     Milestone CD: MCD-47087-2 - Out Of This World
c.Iris  (Walter Benton)
All titles on: -     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 928 - Out Of This World


Date: November 1, 1960
Location: Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City
Label: Candid

Jazz Artists Guild (ldr), Eric Dolphy (as), Walter Benton (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Benny Bailey, Booker Little (t), Kenny Dorham (t, p), Julian Priester (tb), Peck Morrison (b), Jo Jones, Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah  (Kenny Dorham)
b.Cliff Walk - 09:45  (Booker Little)
     Candid LP 12": 9022 - Newport Rebels
     Candid CD: CCD 79022 - Newport Rebels (1991)
c.Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do - 07:18  (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins)
     Candid LP 12": 9022 - Newport Rebels
     Candid CD: CCD 79022 - Newport Rebels (1991)
d.tk 3Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do - 07:47  (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins)
     Candid CD: CCD 79033 - Candid Dolphy (1989)
         
 

Omit Eric Dolphy (as) on a, b. Omit Walter Benton (ts) on c, d. Cecil Payne (bar) on a only. Omit Benny Bailey (t) on b. Kenny Dorham (t) on a only. Booker Little (t) on b only. Omit Julian Priester (tb) on c, d. Omit Kenny Dorham (p) on a, b. Omit Jo Jones (d) on a. Omit Max Roach (d) on c, d. Omit Abbey Lincoln (v) on a, b.


Date: February 22, 1961
Location: Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City
Label: Candid

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Eric Dolphy (pic, f, bcl, as), Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins (ts), Booker Little (t, arr), Julian Priester (tb, arr), Mal Waldron (p, arr), Art Davis (b), Max Roach (d, arr), Roger 'Montego Joe' Sanders, Robert Whitley (cga), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.a-01Straight Ahead - 05:18  (Abbey Lincoln, Mal Waldron, Earl Baker)
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 - Straight Ahead
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 - Straight Ahead
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 - Straight Ahead
b.a-02When Malindy Sings - 04:00  (Oscar Brown, Jr., Paul Laurence Dunbar)
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 - Straight Ahead
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 - Straight Ahead
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 - Straight Ahead
c.a-03In The Red - 08:23  (Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach, Chips Bayen)
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 - Straight Ahead
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 - Straight Ahead
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 - Straight Ahead
d.b-01Monkery's The Blues [lyric version of Blue Monk] - 06:32  (Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln)
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 - Straight Ahead
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 - Straight Ahead
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 - Straight Ahead
e.b-02Left Alone - 06:42  (Billie Holiday, Mal Waldron)
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 - Straight Ahead
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 - Straight Ahead
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 - Straight Ahead
f.b-03African Lady - 03:42  (Randy Weston, Langston Hughes)
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 - Straight Ahead
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 - Straight Ahead
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 - Straight Ahead
g.b-03 (tk 04)African Lady - 03:39  (Randy Weston, Langston Hughes)
     Candid CD: CCD 79033 - Candid Dolphy (1989)
h.b-04Retribution - 03:45  (Abbey Lincoln, Julian Priester)
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 - Straight Ahead
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 - Straight Ahead
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 - Straight Ahead
         
 

Eric Dolphy (pic) on f, g only. Eric Dolphy (f) on b only. Eric Dolphy (bcl) on e, h only. Omit Eric Dolphy (as) on e, f, g, h. Roger 'Montego Joe' Sanders (cga) on f, g only. Robert Whitley (cga) on f, g only. Booker Little (arr) on b, c only. Julian Priester (arr) on e, h only. Max Roach (arr) on f, g only. Mal Waldron (arr) on a, d only.

Contrary to Lord, Dolphy plays flute not piccolo on b.


Date: March 18, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: (radio broadcast)

Slide Hampton (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Freddie Hubbard (t), Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton (tb), Larry Ridley (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.El Sino - 05:30  (Charles Greenlee)
b.Sister Salvation - 05:00  (Slide Hampton)
c.Street Of Dreams - 03:00  (Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis)
         
 

The opening (9:00) and closing (4:30) numbers are as yet unidentified.


Date: September 30, 1961
Location: Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz

Gerald Wilson (ldr), Buddy Collette (f, cl, as), Joe Maini (as), Walter Benton, Teddy Edwards (ts), Don Raffell (bar), John Audino, Carmell Jones, Al Porcino, Jack Trainor (t), Bob Edmondson, John Ewing, Frank Strong (tb), Kenny Shroyer (btb), Gene Edwards (g), Richard 'Groove' Holmes (org), Jimmy Bond (b), Mel Lewis (d), Gerald Wilson (arr, con)

a.You Better Believe It - 05:17  (Gerald Wilson, Richard 'Groove' Holmes)
b.Yvette - 03:34  (George Stoll)
c.Jeri - 03:41  (Gerald Wilson)
d.Moody Blue - 03:06  (Gerald Wilson)
All titles on: -     Pacific Jazz LP 12": PJ 34 - You Better Believe It! (1961)
-     Mosaic CD: MD5-198 - The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Gerald Wilson And His Orchestra (2000)

LP issue credits Wilson as playing trumpet but Mosaic boxed set does not.


Date: 1966
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Tangerine

John H. Anderson (ldr), Bill Green (pic), Buddy Collette (f), Walter Benton, Teddy Edwards, Jewel Grant, Harold Land, Carrington Visor (ts), John Audino, Bobby Bryant, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Melvin Moore, Anthony Terran (t), Lou Blackburn, Pete Myers (tb), Ernie Tack (btb), John Pisano (g), Jack Wilson (p), Bob West (b), Mel Lee (d), John H. Anderson (arr, con)

a.a-01Time Will Tell - 03:46  (Ernie Freeman)
b.a-02Brasilia - 04:16  (John H. Anderson)
c.a-03I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - 03:38  (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner)
d.a-04Flame On The Desert - 03:34  (John H. Anderson)
e.b-01Frantic Fiesta - 03:20  (Lue Freddie Simon)
f.b-02The Twister - 04:23  (John H. Anderson)
g.b-03Pas-se-o-ne Blues - 04:30  (John H. Anderson)
h.b-04A Woman Of Stature - 03:45  (John H. Anderson)
All titles on: -     Tangerine LP 12": TRC 1506 - Time Will Tell

Specific saxophone assignments not listed but these are known tenor players.


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