Wilbur Harden Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Jun 26, 2011

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Date: October 9, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy

Yusef Lateef (ldr), Yusef Lateef (f, ts, tam), Wilbur Harden (fh, tam), Ernie Farrow (rab, b), Hugh Lawson (p, oc), Oliver Jackson (d, gng)

a.70138   Seulb - 6:10  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12120 — Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2226 — Gong!   (1978)
b.70139   altSram  (Wilbur Harden)
c.70140   Delilah - 8:20  (Victor Young)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12120 — Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2226 — Gong!   (1978)
d.70141   Sounds Of Nature - 3:40  (Yusef Lateef)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12120 — Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2226 — Gong!   (1978)
e.70142   I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - 6:17  (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12120 — Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2226 — Gong!   (1978)
f.70143   8540 Twelfth Street - 4:26  (Yusef Lateef)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12120 — Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2226 — Gong!   (1978)
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92881 — The Last Savoy Sessions   (2000)
g.70144   Check Blues - 6:40  (Yusef Lateef)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12120 — Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2226 — Gong!   (1978)
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92881 — The Last Savoy Sessions   (2000)

Yusef Lateef (f) on c-d, g; (ts) on a-b, e-f; (tam) on d; Ernie Farrow (rab) on d; (b) on a-c, e-g; Hugh Lawson (oc) on g; Oliver Jackson (gng) on c; Wilbur Harden (tam) on d.


Date: October 10, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy

Yusef Lateef (ldr), Yusef Lateef (f, shn, ts), Wilbur Harden (fh, tam), Ernie Farrow (rab, b), Hugh Lawson (p, per), Oliver Jackson (d, gng)

a.70145   Prayer To The East - 8:20  (Ali Jackson)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12117 — Prayer To The East   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0210 — Prayer To The East   (1994)
b.70146   A Night In Tunisia - 9:56  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12117 — Prayer To The East   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0210 — Prayer To The East   (1994)
c.70147   Lover Man - 6:40  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12117 — Prayer To The East   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0210 — Prayer To The East   (1994)
d.70148   Endura - 13:13  (Yusef Lateef)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12117 — Prayer To The East   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0210 — Prayer To The East   (1994)
e.70149   Love Dance - 6:47  (Les Baxter)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12117 — Prayer To The East   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0210 — Prayer To The East   (1994)
f.70150   Gypsy Arab - 3:26  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12120 — Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature   
g.70151   Sram - 5:55  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12123 — Jazz Is Busting Out All Over   
All titles on:      Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2226 — Gong!   (1978)
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92881 — The Last Savoy Sessions   (2000)

Yusef Lateef (f) on a, c, e-g; (shn) on b; (ts) on b-d, g; Wilbur Harden (fh) on a-e, g; (tam) on f; Ernie Farrow (rab) on f; (b) on a-e, g; Hugh Lawson (p) on a-e, g; (per) on f; Oliver Jackson (gng) on a-b, f.


Date: October 11, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Yusef Lateef (ldr), Yusef Lateef (f, arg, ts, gui), Wilbur Harden (fh), Ernie Farrow (rab, b), Hugh Lawson (p), Oliver Jackson (d, gng)

a.1357   Playful Flute - 4:15  (Wilbur Harden)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7122 — The Sounds Of Yusef   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-917-2 — The Sounds Of Yusef   (1996)
b.1358   Taboo - 9:11  (Ernesto Lecuona, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP-8218 — Other Sounds   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 399-2 — Other Sounds   (1989)
c.1359   Ecaps - 6:29  (Yusef Lateef)
d.1360   All Alone - 5:02  (Irving Berlin)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP-8218 — Other Sounds   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 399-2 — Other Sounds   (1989)
e.1361   Anastasia - 4:12  (Alfred Newman, Paul Francis Webster)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP-8218 — Other Sounds   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 399-2 — Other Sounds   (1989)
f.1362   Love And Humor - 6:08  (Yusef Lateef)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7122 — The Sounds Of Yusef   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-917-2 — The Sounds Of Yusef   (1996)
g.1363   Buckingham - 5:06  (Yusef Lateef)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7122 — The Sounds Of Yusef   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-917-2 — The Sounds Of Yusef   (1996)
h.1364   Lambert's Point - 4:41  (Wilbur Harden)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP-8218 — Other Sounds   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 399-2 — Other Sounds   (1989)
i.1365   Meditation - 4:40  (Yusef Lateef)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7122 — The Sounds Of Yusef   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-917-2 — The Sounds Of Yusef   (1996)
j.1366   Mahaba - 3:44  (Yusef Lateef)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP-8218 — Other Sounds   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 399-2 — Other Sounds   (1989)
k.1367   Minor Mood - 9:32  (Yusef Lateef)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP-8218 — Other Sounds   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 399-2 — Other Sounds   (1989)
l.1368   Take The "A" Train - 11:10  (Billy Strayhorn)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7122 — The Sounds Of Yusef   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-917-2 — The Sounds Of Yusef   (1996)

Yusef Lateef (f) on a, f, l; (arg) on i; (ts) on b-e, g-k; (gui) on a; Ernie Farrow (rab) on a; Oliver Jackson (gng) on f, i.

Additional personnel details needed

Lawson plays finger cymbals on a.

Harden plays balloon (letting air escape) on f.
Lawson plays Seven-Up bottle and balloon (rubbing surface) on f.
Jackson plays "earth-board, a three-wire wooden board" on f.


Date: March 13, 1958
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy

Wilbur Harden (ldr), John Coltrane (ts), Wilbur Harden (fh), Tommy Flanagan (p), Doug Watkins (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a.tk 1   altWells Fargo - 7:15  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12127 — Mainstream 1958   
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92858-2 — The Complete Savoy Sessions   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0121 — Mainstream 1958   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZD 70529 — Countdown - The Savoy Sessions   (1985)
b.tk 2   fsWells Fargo - 0:41  (Wilbur Harden)
c.tk 2   Wells Fargo - 7:24  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92858-2 — The Complete Savoy Sessions   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZD 70529 — Countdown - The Savoy Sessions   (1985)
d.   West 42nd Street - 7:49  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12127 — Mainstream 1958   
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92858-2 — The Complete Savoy Sessions   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0121 — Mainstream 1958   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZD 70529 — Countdown - The Savoy Sessions   (1985)
e.   E.F.F.P.H. - 5:24  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12127 — Mainstream 1958   
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92858-2 — The Complete Savoy Sessions   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0121 — Mainstream 1958   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZD 70529 — Countdown - The Savoy Sessions   (1985)
f.   Snuffy - 9:36  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12127 — Mainstream 1958   
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92858-2 — The Complete Savoy Sessions   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0121 — Mainstream 1958   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZD 70529 — Countdown - The Savoy Sessions   (1985)
g.tk 1   incRhodomagnetics - 7:46  (Wilbur Harden)
h.tk 2   incRhodomagnetics - 1:07  (Wilbur Harden)
i.tk 1   altRhodomagnetics - 7:57  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12127 — Mainstream 1958   
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92858-2 — The Complete Savoy Sessions   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0121 — Mainstream 1958   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZD 70529 — Countdown - The Savoy Sessions   (1985)
j.tk 2   Rhodomagnetics - 7:10  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92858-2 — The Complete Savoy Sessions   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZD 70529 — Countdown - The Savoy Sessions   (1985)
k.tk 1   incCount Down - 0:04  (Wilbur Harden)
l.tk 1   altCount Down - 7:54  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92858-2 — The Complete Savoy Sessions   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZD 70529 — Countdown - The Savoy Sessions   (1985)
m.tk 2   fsCount Down - 1:00  (Wilbur Harden)
n.tk 2   Count Down - 7:25  (Wilbur Harden)
     Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92858-2 — The Complete Savoy Sessions   
     Savoy Jazz CD: ZD 70529 — Countdown - The Savoy Sessions   (1985)
o.tk 3   rehCount Down - 0:03  (Wilbur Harden)
p.tk 3   incCount Down - 1:09  (Wilbur Harden)

Benny Golson listed as arranger - confirmation needed.

Rhodomagnetics sometimes listed as Rhodamagnetics.

Coltrane discography by Fujioka notes:

b. consists of a false start and talking (0:14), false start and talking (0:18) and talking (0:09).
g. consists of a false start (piano only) and an incomplete take.
The final 0:09 from h. were spliced onto the end of g. to create the master take.
k. is only piano and talking.
m. consists of rehearsal by tenor and talking (0:02), a false start (0:15), bass and talking (0:15), a false start by piano only (0:04), a false start (0:17), and a false start (0:07).
o. consists of rehearsal by trumpet and talking.
p. consists of an incomplete take, piano and bass, talking, and a false start (fade out, technical noise).


Date: May 13, 1958
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy

Wilbur Harden (ldr), John Coltrane (ts), Wilbur Harden (t, fh), Curtis Fuller (tb), Howard Williams (p), Alvin Jackson (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a.   Anedac - 5:14  (Wilbur Harden, Ozzie Cadena)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13005 — Tanganyika Strut   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12136 — Tanganyika Strut   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1110 — Dial Africa   (1977)
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0125 — Tanganyika Strut   (1991)
b.tk 1   altB. J. - 4:54  (Wilbur Harden, Ozzie Cadena)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1115 — Gold Coast   (1978)
c.tk 2   altB. J. - 4:53  (Wilbur Harden, Ozzie Cadena)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1110 — Dial Africa   (1977)
d.tk 3   B. J. - 4:31  (Wilbur Harden, Ozzie Cadena)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13005 — Tanganyika Strut   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12136 — Tanganyika Strut   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1110 — Dial Africa   (1977)
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0125 — Tanganyika Strut   (1991)
e.   Once In A While - 9:26  (Michael Edwards, Bud Green)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13005 — Tanganyika Strut   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12136 — Tanganyika Strut   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1110 — Dial Africa   (1977)
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0125 — Tanganyika Strut   (1991)
All titles on:      Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92858-2 — The Complete Savoy Sessions   

Date: June 24, 1958
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy

Curtis Fuller, Wilbur Harden (ldr), John Coltrane (ts), Wilbur Harden (t, fh), Curtis Fuller (tb), Tommy Flanagan (p), Alvin Jackson (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a.tk 1   altDial Africa - 8:02  (Wilbur Harden, Ozzie Cadena)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1115 — Gold Coast   (1978)
b.tk 2   Dial Africa - 8:41  (Wilbur Harden, Ozzie Cadena)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12131 — Jazz Way Out   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1110 — Dial Africa   (1977)
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0122 — Jazz Way Out   (1991)
c.   Oomba - 5:29  (Wilbur Harden, Ozzie Cadena)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12131 — Jazz Way Out   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1110 — Dial Africa   (1977)
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0122 — Jazz Way Out   (1991)
d.   Gold Coast - 14:33  (Curtis Fuller)
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12131 — Jazz Way Out   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1115 — Gold Coast   (1978)
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0122 — Jazz Way Out   (1991)
e.   Tanganyika Strut - 9:58  (Curtis Fuller)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13005 — Tanganyika Strut   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12136 — Tanganyika Strut   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 1115 — Gold Coast   (1978)
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0125 — Tanganyika Strut   (1991)
All titles on:      Savoy/Atlantic CD: 92858-2 — The Complete Savoy Sessions   

Date: July 11, 1958
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

John Coltrane (ldr), John Coltrane (ts), Wilbur Harden (t, fh), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a.1541   Spring Is Here - 6:53  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7825 — The Master   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7243 — Standard Coltrane   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-246-2 — Standard Coltrane   
b.1542   Invitation - 10:20  (Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7825 — The Master   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7243 — Standard Coltrane   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-246-2 — Standard Coltrane   
c.1543   I'm A Dreamer - Aren't We All - 7:00  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7353 — Bahia   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-415-2 — Bahia   
d.1544   Love Thy Neighbor - 9:21  (Harry Revel, Mack Gordon)
     Prestige 45: 267 — Star Dust/Love Thy Neighbor   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7268 — Stardust   
e.1545   Don't Take Your Love From Me - 9:13  (Henry Nemo)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7825 — The Master   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7243 — Standard Coltrane   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-246-2 — Standard Coltrane   
f.1546   Star Dust - 10:41  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
     Prestige 45: 267 — Star Dust/Love Thy Neighbor   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7268 — Stardust   
g.1547   My Ideal - 7:30  (Newell Chase, Leo Robin, Richard Whiting)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7353 — Bahia   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-415-2 — Bahia   
h.1548   I'll Get By - 8:09  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7825 — The Master   
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7243 — Standard Coltrane   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-246-2 — Standard Coltrane   
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": P 24056 — The Stardust Session   
     Prestige CD: PRCD-24056-2 — The Stardust Session   
     Prestige CD: 16PCD 4405-2 — The Prestige Recordings   (1991)

Date: September 23 & 30, 1958
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Savoy

Wilbur Harden (ldr), Wilbur Harden (t, fh), Tommy Flanagan (p, cel), George Duvivier (b), Granville T. Hogan (d)

a.alt.   altGetting To Know You - 5:02  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b.   Getting To Know You - 4:00  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13002 — The King And I   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12134 — The King And I   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0124 — The King And I   (1991)
c.   My Lord And Master - 4:10  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13002 — The King And I   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12134 — The King And I   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0124 — The King And I   (1991)
d.   Shall We Dance? - 6:05  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13002 — The King And I   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12134 — The King And I   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0124 — The King And I   (1991)
e.alt.   altSomething Wonderful - 2:30  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f.   Something Wonderful - 2:37  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13002 — The King And I   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12134 — The King And I   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0124 — The King And I   (1991)
g.   We Kiss In A Shadow - 5:21  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13002 — The King And I   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12134 — The King And I   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0124 — The King And I   (1991)
h.   I Have Dreamed - 4:41  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13002 — The King And I   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12134 — The King And I   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0124 — The King And I   (1991)
i.   I Whistle A Happy Tune - 4:08  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13002 — The King And I   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12134 — The King And I   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0124 — The King And I   (1991)
j.alt.   altHello Young Lovers - 4:10  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
k.   Hello Young Lovers - 4:05  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Savoy LP 12": ST 13002 — The King And I   
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12134 — The King And I   
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0124 — The King And I   (1991)
All titles on:      Savoy Jazz CD: ZDS 4429 — Plays the Music Of Rodgers & Hammerstein   (1990)

Tommy Flanagan (cel) on i.


Date: June 6, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Savoy

Curtis Fuller (ldr), Yusef Lateef (ts), Wilbur Harden (t), Curtis Fuller (tb), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Clifford Jarvis (d)

a.   altAccident  (Curtis Fuller) / arr: Curtis Fuller
b.tk 1   altA New Date - 6:25  (Curtis Fuller) / arr: Curtis Fuller
c.   A New Date - 5:02  (Curtis Fuller) / arr: Curtis Fuller
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12164 — Images Of Curtis Fuller   (1975)
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0129 — Images Of Curtis Fuller   (1991)
     Savoy Jazz CD: COCY 78279 — Images Of Curtis Fuller   (1994)
     Savoy Jazz CD: CY 78806 — Images Of Curtis Fuller   (1996)
d.   Judyful - 8:55  (Curtis Fuller) / arr: Curtis Fuller
     Savoy LP 12": MG 12164 — Images Of Curtis Fuller   (1975)
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2253 — The Trombone Album   (1980)
     Savoy Jazz CD: SV 0129 — Images Of Curtis Fuller   (1991)
     Savoy Jazz CD: COCY 78279 — Images Of Curtis Fuller   (1994)
     Savoy Jazz CD: CY 78806 — Images Of Curtis Fuller   (1996)

"Judyful" usually listed as from June 7, 1960, with Lee Morgan, Milt Hinton, Bobby Donaldson, but aural evidence (as well as lack of master number) supports trumpeter as Wilbur Harden, therefore from this session.


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