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Melvin Rhyne Discography

by Michael Weil

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Date: 1957 or 1958
Location: unknown studio, possibly Indianapolis, IN
Wes Montgomery Trio

Wes Montgomery (ldr), Wes Montgomery (g), Melvin Rhyne (p, org), Paul Parker (d)

a. Diablo's Dance - 4:15(Shorty Rogers)
b. Nica's Dream - 4:58(Horace Silver)
c. 'Round Midnight - 7:33(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
d. Darn That Dream - 5:51(Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange)
All titles on:
Resonance Records CDHCD-2011 — Echoes Of Indiana Avenue

Melvin Rhyne (p) on a-b, (org) on c-d.

The music on this and two other releases on the Resonance label comes from private collections; for details see Noal Cohen's Wes Montgomery Discography.


Date: probably between 1957 and 1959
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Wes Montgomery Organ Trio

Wes Montgomery (ldr), Wes Montgomery (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Paul Parker (d)

a. Jingles - 8:19(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
b. It's You Or No One - 4:29(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
c. Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You - 5:56(Jack Segal, Marvin Fisher)
d. Ecaroh - 3:49(Horace Silver)
All titles on:
Resonance Records LP 12"HLP 9036 — Wes Montgomery: Back On Indiana Avenue - The Carroll DeCamp Recordings
Resonance Records CDHCD 2036 — Wes Montgomery: Back On Indiana Avenue - The Carroll DeCamp Recordings

It is probable but not confirmed that Rhyne and Parker are present on this session. The sound quality suggests all 4 tracks were recorded at the same session. (Note from Noal Cohen's Wes Montgomery Discography.)


Date: November 22, 1958
Location: Missile Lounge, Indianapolis, IN
Wes Montgomery Quartet

Wes Montgomery (ldr), Wes Montgomery (g), Richie Crabtree, Melvin Rhyne (p), Monk Montgomery, Flip Stewart (b), Paul Parker (d)

a. Soft Winds - 11:58(Fletcher Henderson)
b. Robbins Nest - 12:30(Illinois Jacquet, Sir Charles Thompson)
c. A Night In Tunisia - 5:17(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
All titles on:
Resonance Records LP 12"HLP-9014 — In The Beginning
Resonance Records CDHCD-2014 — In The Beginning

Richie Crabtree (p) on b-c; Melvin Rhyne (p) on a; Monk Montgomery (b) on b-c; Flip Stewart (b) on a.

The music on this and two other releases on the Resonance label comes from private collections; for details see Noal Cohen's Wes Montgomery Discography.


Date: October 5, 1959
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside
Wes Montgomery Trio

Wes Montgomery (ldr), Wes Montgomery (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Paul Parker (d)

a. 'Round Midnight - 4:50(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
Riverside LP 12"1156 (stereo) — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Riverside LP 12"310 (mono) — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Milestone LP 12"M-47030 — Pretty Blue
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-034 — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Milestone LP 12"M-9144-2 — 'Round Midnight
Milestone CDMCD-9144-2 — 'Round Midnight
b. take 5 (mono)alt Satin Doll - 4:03(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer)
c. take 7 Satin Doll - 3:53(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer)
Riverside LP 12"1156 (stereo) — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Riverside LP 12"310 (mono) — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-034 — The Wes Montgomery Trio
d. take 5alt Missile Blues - 4:33(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
e. take 6 Missile Blues - 5:57(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Riverside LP 12"1156 (stereo) — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Riverside LP 12"310 (mono) — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Riverside LP 12"(9)494 — Guitar On The Go
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-034 — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-489 — Guitar On The Go
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-489-2 — Guitar On The Go
All titles on:
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-034-2 — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
Riverside SACDRISA-1156-6 — The Wes Montgomery Trio

For a comprehensive listing of releases of the music recorded at this session, see Noal Cohen's Wes Montgomery Discography.


Date: October 6, 1959
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside
Wes Montgomery Trio

Wes Montgomery (ldr), Wes Montgomery (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Paul Parker (d)

a. Yesterdays - 3:15(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
b. Ecaroh - 2:55(Horace Silver)
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
c. Jingles - 5:30(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
d. Whisper Not - 4:35(Benny Golson)
Milestone LP 12"M-47030 — Pretty Blue
e. The End Of A Love Affair - 3:13(Edward C. Redding)
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
f. Too Late Now - 4:50(Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner)
Milestone LP 12"M-47030 — Pretty Blue
All titles on:
Riverside LP 12"1156 (stereo) — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Riverside LP 12"310 (mono) — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-034 — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-034-2 — The Wes Montgomery Trio
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
Riverside SACDRISA-1156-6 — The Wes Montgomery Trio

For a comprehensive listing of releases of the music recorded at this session, see Noal Cohen's Wes Montgomery Discography.


Date: March 31, 1960
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Jazzland

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Richard "Blue" Mitchell (t), Johnny Griffin (ts), Gene Harris (p), Melvin Rhyne (org), Andy Simpkins (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. Blue Farouq - 10:37(Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)
b. Shoo Shoo Baby - 8:42(Phil Moore)
c. Things Ain't What They Used To Be - 10:56(Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons)
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-3708-2 — Jazzland - Original Jazz Classics Sampler
d. Barefoot Sunday Blues - 12:46(Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley)
All titles on:
Jazzland LP 12"JLP 916 — Organ-Izing
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-1055-2 — Organ-Izing
Jazzland CD(Jap)WWLJ-7065 — Organ-Izing

Rhyne as "Mel Rhyne" on all issues. According to the liner notes of Criss Cross 1059 CD by Lora Rosner, Melvin Rhyne was not aware that he was the leader of the date when the recording session took place, although it was issued under his name. Orrin Keepnews stated in the liner notes that the idea for this session grew out of jams when Gene Harris dropped in at the Wes Motgomery October 1959 sessions and showed remarkable empathy in spontaneous duets with Rhyne. Actually Rhyne is not featured more extensively than Gene Harris or the horn players. Another version goes that it was a rehearsal session released without Rhyne's consent.


Date: probably 1962
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Vee-Jay
Eddie Harris Sextet

Eddie Harris (ldr), Ira Sullivan (t), Bunky Green (as), Eddie Harris (ts), Joseph Diorio (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Gerald Donovan (d)

a. Cuttin' Out - 14:54(Eddie Harris)
b. Shakey Jake - 5:22(Eddie Harris)
Both titles on:
Vee-Jay CDNVJ2-913 — The Lost Album Plus The Better Half
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7209 — The Lost Album Plus The Better Half

These tracks were first released in 1993.


Date: April 22, 1963
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside
Wes Montgomery Trio

Wes Montgomery (ldr), Wes Montgomery (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a. take 2/5 The Trick Bag - 4:23(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Riverside LP 12"(9)459 — Boss Guitar
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-261 — Boss Guitar
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-261-2 — Boss Guitar
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
b. take 6alt The Trick Bag - 5:01(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Milestone LP 12"M-9110 — Encores
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
Milestone CDMCD-9231-2 — Encores, Volume 2: Blue 'n' Boogie
c. Days Of Wine And Roses - 3:45(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
Riverside LP 12"(9)459 — Boss Guitar
Milestone LP 12"M-47030 — Pretty Blue
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-261 — Boss Guitar
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-261-2 — Boss Guitar
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
d. Canadian Sunset - 5:02(Eddie Heywood, Norman Gimbel)
Riverside LP 12"(9)459 — Boss Guitar
Milestone LP 12"M-47030 — Pretty Blue
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-261 — Boss Guitar
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-261-2 — Boss Guitar
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
e. Dearly Beloved - 4:48(Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer)
Riverside LP 12"(9)459 — Boss Guitar
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-261 — Boss Guitar
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-261-2 — Boss Guitar
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
f. For Heaven's Sake - 4:39(Elise Bretton, Don Meyer, Sherwin Edwards)
Riverside LP 12"(9)459 — Boss Guitar
Milestone LP 12"M-47030 — Pretty Blue
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-261 — Boss Guitar
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-261-2 — Boss Guitar
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
g. take 2alt Besame Mucho - 6:24(Consuelo Velázquez, Sunny Skylar)
Milestone LP 12"M-47065 — The Alternative Wes Montgomery
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-261-2 — Boss Guitar
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
h. take 3 Besame Mucho - 6:25(Consuelo Velázquez, Sunny Skylar)
Riverside LP 12"(9)459 — Boss Guitar
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-261 — Boss Guitar
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-261-2 — Boss Guitar
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
i. take 1alt Fried Pies - 6:28(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Milestone LP 12"M-47065 — The Alternative Wes Montgomery
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-261-2 — Boss Guitar
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
j. take 2ed Fried Pies - 6:44(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Riverside LP 12"(9)459 — Boss Guitar
Riverside LP 12"(9)494 — Guitar On The Go
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-261 — Boss Guitar
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-489 — Guitar On The Go
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-261-2 — Boss Guitar
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-489-2 — Guitar On The Go
k. take 2uned Fried Pies - 7:35(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
l. The Breeze And I - 4:08(Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman)
Riverside LP 12"(9)459 — Boss Guitar
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-261 — Boss Guitar
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-261-2 — Boss Guitar
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings

The box set of Montgomery's Complete Riverside Recordings is the only issue with the unedited take 2 of Fried Pies (7:35), all other issues have the edited version!
For a comprehensive listing of releases of the music recorded at this session, see Noal Cohen's Wes Montgomery Discography.


Date: October 10, 1963
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside
Wes Montgomery Trio

Wes Montgomery (ldr), Wes Montgomery (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), George Brown (d)

a. take 7ed Moanin' - 5:37(Bobby Timmons)
Riverside LP 12"(9)492 — Portrait Of Wes
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-144 — Portrait of Wes
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-144-2 — Portrait of Wes
b. take 7uned Moanin' - 6:16(Bobby Timmons)
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
c. Dreamsville - 3:48(Henry Mancini, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
Riverside LP 12"(9)494 — Guitar On The Go
Milestone LP 12"M-47030 — Pretty Blue
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-489 — Guitar On The Go
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-489-2 — Guitar On The Go
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
d. Freddie Freeloader - 5:09(Miles Davis)
Riverside LP 12"(9)492 — Portrait Of Wes
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-144 — Portrait of Wes
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-144-2 — Portrait of Wes
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
e. Lolita - 6:36(Barry Harris)
Riverside LP 12"(9)492 — Portrait Of Wes
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-144 — Portrait of Wes
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-144-2 — Portrait of Wes
f. Blues Riff - 6:18(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Riverside LP 12"(9)492 — Portrait Of Wes
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-144 — Portrait of Wes
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-144-2 — Portrait of Wes
g. Dangerous - 7:03(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Riverside LP 12"(9)492 — Portrait Of Wes
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-144 — Portrait of Wes
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-144-2 — Portrait of Wes
h. Yesterday's Child - 4:15(Charles DeForest)
Riverside LP 12"(9)492 — Portrait Of Wes
Milestone LP 12"M-47030 — Pretty Blue
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-144 — Portrait of Wes
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-144-2 — Portrait of Wes
i. alt Movin' Along - 7:26(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings
Milestone CDMCD-9231-2 — Encores, Volume 2: Blue 'n' Boogie
j. take 1 Mi Cosa - 3:35(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-489-2 — Guitar On The Go
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings

Melvin Rhyne (org) on a-i; George Brown (d) on a-i.

Blues Riff titled Sid's 12 on some versions of Riverside (9)492; other versions misidentify it as Movin' Along. Mi Cosa as Unidentified Solo Guitar on OJCCD-489-2. Moanin' (take 10) mistitled take 7 on OJCCD-144-2 and consequently dated October 10, 1963, but aural comparison identifies the bonus track on OJCCD-144-2 clearly as take 10 from the November 27, 1963 session. The edited version of take 7 is simply titled Moanin' on all issues. The liner notes on Milestone M-47057 do not state that Moanin' (take7) is the re-edited longer version of the previously issued take, but simply say "These takes of Moanin' and Blues Riff are unissued".

The versions of Lolita, Blues Riff, Dangerous, and Yesterday's Child from this session were rejected by Montgomery and producer Orrin Keepnews after listening to test pressings and re-recorded at the next session, but issued on Riverside 492 after the label's ownership changed in 1964 (the new label owners issued the LP as compiled on the test pressing). These takes are not included in the box set of Montgomery's complete Riverside recordings, only on reissues of the original Riverside LP, and are not listed in the set's discography (see Orrin Keepnew's notes in the box set for details). The Tom Lord Discography does not list them either. The fact that these versions had been released without Montgomery's consent must have bothered Keepnews considerably, but as he mentions in his session notes, he never found the time or opportunity to completely remedy this before the box set. A first incomplete attempt was the preparation of the Milestone twofer M-47057, were he left off the rejected takes of Lolita, Blues Riff and Dangerous, but without explanation - Yesterday's Child had already been reissued on Milestone M-47030, a twofer combining the Riverside strings album with organ trio ballads selected from all five Riverside organ trio sessions.

For a comprehensive listing of releases of the music recorded at this session, see Noal Cohen's Wes Montgomery Discography.


Date: November 27, 1963
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside
Wes Montgomery Trio

Wes Montgomery (ldr), Wes Montgomery (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), George Brown (d)

a. For All We Know - 4:27(Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)
Riverside LP 12"(9)494 — Guitar On The Go
Milestone LP 12"M-47030 — Pretty Blue
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-489 — Guitar On The Go
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-489-2 — Guitar On The Go
b. take 1 The Way You Look Tonight - 9:06(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
Riverside LP 12"(9)494 — Guitar On The Go
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-489 — Guitar On The Go
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-489-2 — Guitar On The Go
c. take 2alt The Way You Look Tonight - 5:48(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
Milestone LP 12"M-47065 — The Alternative Wes Montgomery
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-489-2 — Guitar On The Go
d. re-take Yesterday's Child - 4:20(Charles DeForest)
Milestone CDMCD-9298-2 — Dangerous
e. Geno - 2:52(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Riverside LP 12"(9)494 — Guitar On The Go
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-489 — Guitar On The Go
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-489-2 — Guitar On The Go
f. re-take Dangerous - 8:09(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Milestone CDMCD-9298-2 — Dangerous
g. re-take Lolita - 5:13(Barry Harris)
Milestone CDMCD-9298-2 — Dangerous
h. re-take 7alt Blues Riff - 4:13(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Milestone CDMCD-9298-2 — Dangerous
i. re-take 8alt Blues Riff - 8:10(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-144-2 — Portrait of Wes
j. take 10alt Moanin' - 4:34(Bobby Timmons)
Milestone LP 12"M-47057 — Yesterdays
Milestone LP 12"M-9110 — Encores
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-144-2 — Portrait of Wes
All titles on:
Riverside CD12RCD-4408-2 — Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings

Moanin' (take 10) mistitled take 7 on OJCCD-144-2 and consequently dated October 10, 1963, but aural comparison identifies the bonus track on OJCCD-144-2 clearly as take 10 from the November 27, 1963 session. The edited version of take 7 is simply titled Moanin' on all issues. The liner notes on Milestone M-47057 do not state that Moanin' (take7) is the re-edited longer version of the previously issued take, but simply say "These takes of Moanin' and Blues Riff are unissued".
The tracks identified as "re-takes" are the ones re-recorded after listening to test pressings of the versions recorded October 10, 1963, but they remained unissued until the Riverside box set.

For a comprehensive listing of releases of the music recorded at this session, see Noal Cohen's Wes Montgomery Discography.


Date: Spring 1969
Location: The Hoffman House, Madison, WI
Label: Universal Artists Recording Co.
Johnny Shacklett Trio

Johnny Shacklett (ldr), Johnny Shacklett (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Ronnie Rhyne (d)

a. Hoffman House Blues - 6:00(Johnny Shacklett)
Universal Artists Recording Co. 45JBS-5001
b. Polka Dots And Moonbeams - 6:00(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. Birks' Works - 7:10(Dizzy Gillespie)
d. Haskell's Tune - 5:00(Johnny Shacklett)
Universal Artists Recording Co. 45JBS-5001
e. How Insensitive [aka Insensatez] - 3:43(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
f. It Could Happen To You - 4:50(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
g. A Day In The Life Of A Fool - 4:22(Luiz Bonfá, Carl Sigman)
All titles on:
Universal Artists Recording Co. LP 12"JBS 2001 — Live At The Hoffman House

Melvin Rhyne (org) on a-f; Ronnie Rhyne (d) on a-f.

A Day In The Life Of A Fool is the English title for Manha de Carnaval


Date: September 10 or 11,1969
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Impulse!
Buddy Montgomery Quartet

Buddy Montgomery (ldr), Buddy Montgomery (vib), Melvin Rhyne (org), Monk Montgomery (eb), George Brown (d)

a. This Rather Than That - 3:53(Buddy Montgomery)
b. Tin Tin Deo [aka Soul Bird] - 5:30(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
c. Beautiful Love - 5:22(Victor Young, Haven Gillespie, Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne)
d. Winding Up - 4:20(Buddy Montgomery)
All titles on:
Impulse! LP 12"AS-9192 — This Rather Than That

Rhyne does not play on the other session recorded for this album; the LP credits to not specify on which of the two September days this session took place .


Date: 1983
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Label: R + L Records
Uncle Funkenstein

Russell Webster (ldr), Al Kiger, Clifford Ratliff (t), Al Smith (f), James Spaulding (f, as), Russell Webster (f, ts, v), Alonzo Johnson (ts), Larry Philpott (frh), Melvin Rhyne, Claude Sifferlen (p), Larry Ridley (b), Art Rhyner (d), Patrice Muumba Abdullah (cga)

a. Uncle Funkenstein - 8:36(Russell Webster) / arr: Russell Webster
R + L Records LP 12"AGII 1002 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman LP 12"JMANLP.023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman CDJMANCD 023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
P-Vine CDPCD-17183 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
b. Pt. II Uncle Funkenstein - 5:43(Russell Webster) / arr: Russell Webster
R + L Records LP 12"AGII 1002 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman LP 12"JMANLP.023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman CDJMANCD 023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
P-Vine CDPCD-17183 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
c. Contd. Uncle Funkenstein - 14:35(Russell Webster) / arr: Russell Webster
R + L Records LP 12"AGII 1002 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman LP 12"JMANLP.023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman CDJMANCD 023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
P-Vine CDPCD-17183 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
d. ed Uncle Funkenstein - 9:37(Russell Webster) / arr: Russell Webster
Luv 'n Haight LP 12"LHLP024 — Feelin' Good
Luv 'n Haight CDLHCD024 — Feelin' Good
e. Together Again - 9:00(Russell Webster) / arr: Russell Webster
R + L Records LP 12"AGII 1002 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman LP 12"JMANLP.023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman CDJMANCD 023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
P-Vine CDPCD-17183 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
f. Blue Robe - 8:10(Russell Webster) / arr: Russell Webster
R + L Records LP 12"AGII 1002 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman LP 12"JMANLP.023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman CDJMANCD 023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
P-Vine CDPCD-17183 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
g. Where Does Life Come From? - 3:06(Russell Webster) / arr: Russell Webster
R + L Records LP 12"AGII 1002 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman LP 12"JMANLP.023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman CDJMANCD 023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
P-Vine CDPCD-17183 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
h. Rock My Cradle - 3:49(Russell Webster) / arr: Russell Webster
R + L Records LP 12"AGII 1002 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman LP 12"JMANLP.023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman CDJMANCD 023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
P-Vine CDPCD-17183 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
i. Third Bosinova - 4:50(Russell Webster) / arr: Russell Webster
R + L Records LP 12"AGII 1002 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman LP 12"JMANLP.023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman CDJMANCD 023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
P-Vine CDPCD-17183 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
j. 500 Finished - 3:17(Russell Webster) / arr: Russell Webster
R + L Records LP 12"AGII 1002 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman LP 12"JMANLP.023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
Jazzman CDJMANCD 023 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again
P-Vine CDPCD-17183 — Uncle Funkenstein - Together Again

Al Kiger (t) on h; Clifford Ratliff (t) on a-f; Al Smith (f) on h; James Spaulding (f) on a-d, (as) on a-f; Russell Webster (f) on j, (ts) on a-f, h-i, (v) on g; Alonzo Johnson (ts) on a-f; Larry Philpott (frh) on g; Melvin Rhyne (p) on a-f; Claude Sifferlen (p) on i; Larry Ridley (b) on a-f; Art Rhyner (d) on a-f; Patrice Muumba Abdullah (cga) on a-d.

Orchestra and rhythm section players on tracks f-h are not identified. On track i, a group named "The Bush Gang" (Keith Bush, Anthony Bush, Tony Pepper, and Charles "Prophet" Bush) play electric piano, guitar, electric bass, and drums.
Tracks a-b also identified as Together Again - Uncle Funkenstein-Straight, track c as Uncle Funkenstein-Died. An edited version of c was issued on a compilation on the Luv N' Haight label.
All reissues were dubbed from a copy of the original double LP.


Date: October 1987
Location: Circle Theater, Indianapolis, IN
Label: Time Records
Jimmy Coe Sextet

Jimmy Coe (ldr), Pharez Whitted (t), Jimmy Coe (as, ts), Dave Young (ts), Melvin Rhyne (p), Frank Smith (b), Otis Ray Appleton (d)

a. Here's That Rainy Day - 5:09(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
b. Now's The Time - 9:12(Charlie Parker)
Both titles on:
Time Records CD764737011-02 — Say What?!

Pharez Whitted (t) on b; Jimmy Coe (ts) on b; Dave Young (ts) on b.

Rhyne does not play on the remaining tracks of this album.


Date: probably 1991
Location: Sugar Hill Recording Studios, Houston, Tx.
Label: Justice
Herb Ellis Trio/Quartet

Herb Ellis (ldr), Jay Thomas (ts, fh), Herb Ellis (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Jake Hanna (d), Johnny Frigo (vn)

a. Just Blue - 5:22(Herb Ellis)
b. Naptown Blues - 3:46(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
c. Isn't It Romantic - 4:17(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d. Till The Hurt Goes Away - 4:53(Herb Ellis, Jerry Gladstone)
e. Limehouse Blues - 3:56(Philip Braham, Douglas Furber)
f. Blues For Junior [aka Pyramid] - 4:37(Ray Brown)
g. Sugar Hill Stomp - 3:50(Herb Ellis)
h. Once I Loved [aka O Amor Em Paz] - 4:37(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Ray Gilbert)
i. Detour Ahead - 8:42(Herb Ellis, Lou Carter, John Frigo)
j. Blues For Bernie - 4:51(Terry Holmes)
k. Amazing Grace - 5:05(Traditional)
All titles on:
Justice CDJR# 1001-2 — Roll Call

Jay Thomas (ts) on f-g, (fh) on h; Johnny Frigo (vn) on c, e, i.


Date: December 29, 1991
Location: Sear Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Criss Cross
Brian Lynch Quintet/Sextet

Brian Lynch (ldr), Brian Lynch (t), Ralph Moore (ts), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Kenny Washington (d), José Alexis Diaz (cga)

a. Dance The Way U Want To - 7:22(Brian Lynch)
b. At The Main Event - 8:10(Brian Lynch)
c. Blues For Woody And Khalid - 6:59(Brian Lynch)
d. Cry Me A River - 10:00(Arthur Hamilton)
e. I Nite 'Vidual - 7:51(Melvin Rhyne)
f. Ecaroh - 8:52(Horace Silver)
g. II Nite 'Vidual - 7:45(Melvin Rhyne)
All titles on:
Criss Cross CD1070 CD — At The Main Event

José Alexis Diaz (cga) on a, e, g.


Date: December 30, 1991
Location: Sear Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Criss Cross
Melvin Rhyne Trio

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Brian Lynch (t), Don Braden (ts), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Kenny Washington (d)

a. Licks A-Plenty - 6:48(Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis)
b. Serenata - 9:47(Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)
c. Stompin' At The Savoy - 5:52(Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Benny Goodman)
d. The Trick Bag - 5:31(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
e. Old Folks - 8:31(Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
f. Next Time You See Me - 6:53(Bill Harvey, Earl Forest)
g. Groovin' High - 5:39(Dizzy Gillespie)
h. Blues For Wes - 12:42(Melvin Rhyne)
All titles on:
Criss Cross CD1059 CD — The Legend

Brian Lynch (t) on h; Don Braden (ts) on h.


Date: probably early 1992
Location: RiverSide Productions Recording Studio, Mosinee, WI
Label: Altenburgh Records
Mark Ladley Trio

Mark Ladley (ldr), John Greiner (ts), Melvin Rhyne (org), Mark Ladley (d)

a. Strictly Business - 4:28(Mark Ladley)
Altenburgh Records CDMLT-0007 — Strictly Business
b. Gravy Waltz - 6:36(Ray Brown, Steve Allen)
Altenburgh Records CDMLT-0007 — Strictly Business
c. On A Misty Night - 4:45(Tadd Dameron)
Altenburgh Records CDMLT-0007 — Strictly Business
d. Lover, Come Back To Me - 7:42(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Altenburgh Records CDMLT-0007 — Strictly Business
e. Our Love Is Here To Stay - 6:14(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Altenburgh Records CDMLT-0007 — Strictly Business
f. alt Strictly Business - 4:16(Mark Ladley)
Altenburgh Records CD(no number) — Final Call
g. alt Gravy Waltz - 6:38(Ray Brown, Steve Allen)
Altenburgh Records CD(no number) — Final Call

The CD Final Call was issued after Mark Ladley's untimely death in 1999 and printed in very small quantities but is available as a download (see the label's website).


Date: April 6, 1992
Location: LRS Studios, Cincinatti, OH
Label: Paddle Wheel (Ja)
Project G-5

Royce Campbell (ldr), Royce Campbell, Jimmy Raney (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), John Von Ohlen (d)

a. Wes - 6:11(Royce Campbell)
b. Besame Mucho - 7:23(Consuelo Velázquez, Sunny Skylar)
c. West Coast Blues - 4:16(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
d. Yesterdays - 6:00(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
e. The End Of A Love Affair - 4:09(Edward C. Redding)
All titles on:
Evidence CDECD 22101-2 — Project G-5 - A Tribute To Wes Montgomery
Paddle Wheel (Ja) CDKICJ 146 — Project G-5 - A Tribute To Wes Montgomery

Royce Campbell (g) on a-b, d; Jimmy Raney (g) on a, c-e.

Rhyne does not play on the other sessions of Project G-5 or G-7.


Date: November 23-24, 1992
Location: Sound-Sound Studios, Milwaukee, WI
Label: Paddle Wheel (Ja)
Melvin Rhyne Trio

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Vincent Herring (as), Manty Ellis (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Carl Allen (d)

a. Introduction To A Samba - 6:09(Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley)
b. Marlene - 8:06(Manty Ellis)
LTOWN CD427 — Manty Ellis - In His Own Sweet Way
c. We'll Be Together Again - 9:49(Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
d. Work Song - 5:14(Nat Adderley)
e. Nippon Soul - 7:24(Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley)
f. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - 6:41(Josef Zawinul)
g. Light Life Love - 3:48(Melvin Rhyne)
h. You And The Night And The Music - 7:57(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
All titles on:
Bellaphon (D) CDKICJ 147 — To Cannonball With Love
Paddle Wheel (Ja) CDKICJ 147 — To Cannonball With Love

Vincent Herring (as) on a-b, d-f, h.

Marlene misspelled Marline on the Paddle Wheel CD. The remainder of the LTOWN CD was recorded at a different session in 1999 without Rhyne, but the credits do not mention this one track was from a 1992 session.


Date: December 28-29, 1992
Location: Soundworks Studio, Milwaukee, WI
Label: Enja
Ronald Muldrow Trio

Ronald Muldrow (ldr), Ronald Muldrow (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Victor Campbell (d)

a. Sham Time - 7:16(Eddie Harris)
Enja CDCD 8020-2 — Yesterdays
Solid Records (Japan) CDCDSOL-46480 — Yesterdays
b. Yesterdays - 10:57(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
Enja CDCD 8020-2 — Yesterdays
Solid Records (Japan) CDCDSOL-46480 — Yesterdays
c. Swedish Schnapps - 6:18(Charlie Parker)
Enja CDCD 8020-2 — Yesterdays
Solid Records (Japan) CDCDSOL-46480 — Yesterdays
d. My One And Only Love - 3:07(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
Enja CDCD 8020-2 — Yesterdays
Solid Records (Japan) CDCDSOL-46480 — Yesterdays
e. Besame Mucho - 12:27(Consuelo Velázquez, Sunny Skylar)
Enja CDCD 8020-2 — Yesterdays
Joh-muir Records CD3544 — The Best of Ronald Muldrow
Panda Digital CD? — The Best Of Ronald Muldrow
Solid Records (Japan) CDCDSOL-46480 — Yesterdays
f. Love For Sale - 9:30(Cole Porter)
Enja CDCD 8020-2 — Yesterdays
Solid Records (Japan) CDCDSOL-46480 — Yesterdays
g. Groovin' High - 4:16(Dizzy Gillespie)
Enja CDCD 8020-2 — Yesterdays
Solid Records (Japan) CDCDSOL-46480 — Yesterdays
h. Walkin' My Baby Back Home - 5:38(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
Enja CDCD 8020-2 — Yesterdays
Solid Records (Japan) CDCDSOL-46480 — Yesterdays
i. The Nearness Of You - 7:10(Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
Joh-muir Records CD3544 — The Best of Ronald Muldrow
Panda Digital CD? — The Best Of Ronald Muldrow

Melvin Rhyne (org) on a-c, e-i; Victor Campbell (d) on a-c, e-i.

The Nearness Of You was released only of the "Best Of" CD.


Date: January 4, 1993
Location: RPM Studio, New York City
Label: Criss Cross
The Tenor Triangle & The Melvin Rhyne Trio

Melvin Rhyne, The Tenor Triangle (ldr), Eric Alexander, Ralph Lalama, Tad Shull (ts), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Kenny Washington (d)

a. Tell It Like It Is - 8:54(Wayne Shorter)
b. Thing One - 10:20(Tad Shull)
c. Minor Changes - 9:11(Peter Bernstein)
d. When Sunny Gets Blue(Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal)
e. Cherokee(Ray Noble)
f. Memories Of You - 8:00(Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf)
g. Lazy Bird - 7:13(John Coltrane)
h. Body And Soul - 12:05(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
i. The Eternal Triangle - 7:07(Edward 'Sonny' Stitt)
All titles on:
Criss Cross CD1089 CD — Tell It Like It Is

d, e, f performed as medley.

Eric Alexander (ts) on a-d, g-i; Ralph Lalama (ts) on a-c, e, g-i; Tad Shull (ts) on a-c, f-i.


Date: January 6, 1993
Location: RPM Studio, New York City
Label: Criss Cross
Melvin Rhyne Quartet

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Joshua Redman (ts), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Kenny Washington (d)

a. Hattush's Blues - 9:00(Melvin Rhyne)
b. Full House - 10:13(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
c. You And I - 6:59(Stevie Wonder)
d. Born To Be Blue - 6:43(Mel Tormé, Robert Wells)
e. Shades Of Light - 5:33(Hubert Laws)
f. All God's Children Got Rhythm - 5:59(Bronislau Kaper, Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn)
g. Bear's Tune - 6:33(Lessie Taylor)
h. Jeannine - 10:13(Duke Pearson)
All titles on:
Criss Cross CD1080 CD — Boss Organ

Joshua Redman (ts) on a-c, e-h.


Date: 1993
Location: RiverSide Productions Recording Studio, Mosinee, WI
Label: Altenburgh Records
Mark Ladley Trio

Mark Ladley (ldr), John Greiner (ts), Melvin Rhyne (p, org), Charlie Hoats (eb), Mark Ladley (d)

a. Coop's Blues - 4:38(Mark Ladley)
Altenburgh Records CDJGA-0013 — Evidence
unknown label CD? — Jazziz Magazine Sampler Disc Volume 7
b. Drop Me Off In Harlem - 5:23(Duke Ellington, Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny)
Altenburgh Records CDJGA-0013 — Evidence
c. One Man's Dream - 3:42(Josef Zawinul, Charles Wright)
Altenburgh Records CDJGA-0013 — Evidence
d. Evidence - 4:56(Thelonious Monk)
Altenburgh Records CDJGA-0013 — Evidence
e. I'll Remember April - 6:10(Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
Altenburgh Records CDJGA-0013 — Evidence
f. Remember - 4:51(Irving Berlin)
Altenburgh Records CDJGA-0013 — Evidence
g. alt Evidence - 4:54(Thelonious Monk)
Altenburgh Records CD(no number) — Final Call
h. alt Drop Me Off In Harlem - 6:37(Duke Ellington, Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny)
Altenburgh Records CD(no number) — Final Call
i. alt I'll Remember April - 6:53(Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
Altenburgh Records CD(no number) — Final Call
j. alt Coop's Blues - 3:29(Mark Ladley)
Altenburgh Records CD(no number) — Final Call
k. reh Coop's Blues - 4:46(Mark Ladley)
unissued

John Greiner (ts) on a-e, g-k; Melvin Rhyne (p) on e, i, (org) on a-d, f-h, j-k; Charlie Hoats (eb) on e, i.

The rehearsal take of Coop's Blues was videotaped and can be viewed on YouTube.
There also is a 4:46 tribute video from these sessions with excerpts of several tunes.
The CD Final Call was issued after Mark Ladley's untimely death in 1999 and printed in very small quantities but is available as a download (see the label's website).


Date: December 12, 1993
Location: Fox Studios, East Rutherford, NJ
Label: Positive Music Records
Royce Campbell Trio

Royce Campbell (ldr), Royce Campbell (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a. Mr. Montgomery - 4:33(Royce Campbell)
b. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - 4:16(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c. Ruby - 6:27(Mitchell Parish, Heinz Roemheld)
d. Make Me Rainbows - 6:00(John Towner Williams, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
e. Royce's Riff - 5:06(Royce Campbell)
f. If I Should Lose You - 5:59(Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
g. You Go To My Head - 4:56(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
h. Sagittarius - 3:25(Royce Campbell)
i. Could It Be You - 4:05(Cole Porter)
All titles on:
Positive Music Records CDPMD 78024-2 — Make Me Rainbows

Date: December 20, 1994
Location: RPM Studio, New York City
Label: Criss Cross
The Tenor Triangle & The Melvin Rhyne Trio

Melvin Rhyne, The Tenor Triangle (ldr), Eric Alexander, Ralph Lalama, Tad Shull (ts), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Kenny Washington (d)

a. Cedar's Blues - 12:20(Cedar Walton)
b. 'Nother Fu'ther - 11:20(Edward 'Sonny' Stitt)
c. The Song Is You - 10:14(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d. But Beautiful(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
e. It Could Happen To You(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
f. I Thought About You - 7:54(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
g. Melvin's Masquerade - 6:14(Melvin Rhyne)
h. Aztec Blues - 11:26(Tad Shull)
i. To The Chief - 9:01(Eric Alexander)
All titles on:
Criss Cross CD1143 CD — Aztec Blues

d, e, f performed as medley.

Eric Alexander (ts) on a-d, g-i; Ralph Lalama (ts) on a-c, f-i; Tad Shull (ts) on a-c, e, g-i.


Date: December 22, 1994
Location: RPM Studio, New York City
Label: Criss Cross
Melvin Rhyne Trio

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Kenny Washington (d), Daniel G. Sadownick (cga)

a. Billie's Bounce - 5:24(Charlie Parker)
Criss Cross CD1118 CD — Mel's Spell
b. Hi-Heel Sneakers - 7:15(Robert Higginbotham)
Criss Cross CD1118 CD — Mel's Spell
c. Stranger In Paradise - 4:30(George 'Chet' Forrest, Robert Craig Wright, Alexander Borodin)
Criss Cross CD1118 CD — Mel's Spell
d. Fried Pies - 10:42(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Criss Cross CD1118 CD — Mel's Spell
e. Sunset Eyes - 6:06(Teddy Edwards)
Criss Cross CD1118 CD — Mel's Spell
f. Sweet Slumber - 4:47(Al J. Neiburg, Henri Woode, Lucius 'Lucky' Millinder)
Criss Cross CD1118 CD — Mel's Spell
g. Like Yea [aka Wes' Tune] - 5:50(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
Criss Cross CD1118 CD — Mel's Spell
h. This Love Of Mine - 2:49(Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra)
Criss Cross CD1118 CD — Mel's Spell
i. Light, Life, Love - 5:29(Melvin Rhyne)
Criss Cross CD1137 CD — Stick To The Kick

Daniel G. Sadownick (cga) on e.


Date: April 10, 1995
Location: Studio 44, Monster, The Netherlands
Label: Criss Cross
Eric Alexander Quartet

Eric Alexander (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Bobby Broom (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. What A Difference A Day Makes - 9:00(Maria Grever, Stanley Adams)
b. The Edge - 6:51(Bobby Broom)
c. Stay On It - 6:05(Eric Alexander)
d. To Be With You - 6:39(Eric Alexander)
e. Trippin' - 10:04(Eric Alexander)
f. Spank That Pig - 8:10(Melvin Rhyne)
g. Good Morning Heartache - 8:08(Ervin Drake, Irene Higginbotham, Dan Fisher)
h. That's All - 7:52(Bob Haymes, Alan Brandt)
All titles on:
Criss Cross CD1114 CD — Eric Alexander In Europe

Date: December 9, 1995
Location: RPM Studio, New York City
Label: Criss Cross
Melvin Rhyne Quintet

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Ryan Kisor (t), Eric Alexander (ts), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Kenny Washington (d)

a. J. Robin - 6:38(Melvin Rhyne)
Criss Cross CD1137 CD — Stick To The Kick
b. Captain McDuff - 9:03(Melvin Rhyne)
Criss Cross CD1137 CD — Stick To The Kick
c. Lady Bird - 4:58(Tadd Dameron)
Criss Cross CD1137 CD — Stick To The Kick
d. Laura - 6:20(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
Criss Cross CD1137 CD — Stick To The Kick
e. Killer Ray - 7:57(Melvin Rhyne)
Criss Cross CD1137 CD — Stick To The Kick
f. Wail - 6:21(Bud Powell)
Criss Cross CD1137 CD — Stick To The Kick
g. It's Love - 7:20(Melvin Rhyne)
Criss Cross CD1137 CD — Stick To The Kick
h. Stick To The Kick - 7:55(Melvin Rhyne)
Criss Cross CD1137 CD — Stick To The Kick
i. Teach Me A Song - 5:17(Melvin Rhyne)
Criss Cross CD1118 CD — Mel's Spell
j. Here's That Rainy Day - 5:47(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
Criss Cross CD1118 CD — Mel's Spell

Ryan Kisor (t) on a-h; Eric Alexander (ts) on a-h.


Date: November 1996
Location: Fox Studios, Rutherford, NJ
Label: Savant
Mel Rhyne Trio

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Royce Campbell (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Otis Ray Appleton (d)

a. Jingles - 4:59(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
b. Days Of Wine And Roses - 4:48(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
c. Cariba - 3:40(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
d. For All We Know - 5:19(Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)
e. Geno - 3:33(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
f. I Remember Wes - 5:27(Royce Campbell)
g. Yesterdays - 5:13(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
h. Wes - 3:44(Royce Campbell)
All titles on:
Savant CDSCD 2016 — Remembering Wes

Produced by Royce Campbell


Date: December 13, 1997
Location: RPM Studio, New York City
Label: Criss Cross
Melvin Rhyne Trio

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Kenny Washington (d), Daniel G. Sadownick (cga, per)

a. Blue Gold - 4:29(Melvin Rhyne)
b. Blues For Mike And Teju - 5:34(Melvin Rhyne)
c. The End Of A Love Affair - 6:17(Edward C. Redding)
d. I Wish I Knew - 6:43(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
e. Blue 'n' Boogie - 5:36(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
f. Loose Change - 8:37(Melvin Rhyne)
g. In A Sentimental Mood - 6:44(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz)
h. A Time For Love - 7:44(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
i. Dorothy - 9:20(Melvin Rhyne)
All titles on:
Criss Cross CD1164 CD — Kojo

Daniel G. Sadownick (cga) on f, i, (per) on f, i.


Date: January 19, 1998
Location: Kennedy Studios, Milwaukee, WI
Label: Wooju Productions
Juli Wood Quintet

Juli Wood (ldr), Mike Plog (t, fh), Juli Wood (ts, bar, v), Melvin Rhyne (org), Dave Bayles (d, per), Dumah Saafir (bgo, cga, per)

a. Wooju's Delight - 7:21(Juli Wood)
b. Tell It Like It Is - 7:22(Wayne Shorter)
c. You Won't Forget Me - 4:14(Kermit Goell, Fred Spielman)
d. Nite 'Vidual - 7:16(Melvin Rhyne)
e. Elaine - 8:16(Mike Plog)
f. Killer Ray - 6:26(Melvin Rhyne)
g. The Old Country - 4:49(Curtis Lewis, Nat Adderley)
h. Enchantment - 10:16(Horace Silver)
All titles on:
Wooju Productions CDWOOJU-1 — Movin' And Groovin'

Mike Plog (t) on a-b, d, f-h, (fh) on e; Juli Wood (ts) on a-c, e-f, (bar) on d, g-h, (v) on c, g; Dave Bayles (d) on a-b, d-h, (per) on h; Dumah Saafir (bgo) on c, (cga) on a-b, d-h, (per) on h.

Track d. misspelled Night Vigil. Both Bayles and Saafir are playing percussion on track h, they overdubbed cowbell and a shaker.
This CD is dedicated to drummer Otis "Killer" Ray Appleton.


Date: 1998
Location: East Side Sound, New York City
Label: New Jazz Renaissance Recordings
Brad Leali Quartet / Sextet

Brad Leali (ldr), Brad Leali (as), Javon Jackson (ts), Vincent Gardner (tb), Peter Bernstein, Ron Jackson (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a. Priority Soul - 5:12(Bradford Charles Leali)
b. Puddin' Time - 7:51(Bradford Charles Leali)
c. Sweet And Lovely - 8:15(Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Jules Lemare)
d. Harry's Last Stand - 5:36(Wayne Shorter)
e. I Wish You Love - 5:48(Charles Trenet, Albert Beach)
f. Toe Tappin' - 5:51(Bradford Charles Leali, ? Burns)
g. It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream - 7:56(Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Don George)
h. Vito's Vito - 5:22(Bradford Charles Leali)
All titles on:
New Jazz Renaissance Recordings CD0003 — Priority Soul!

Javon Jackson (ts) on a, d-e, h; Vincent Gardner (tb) on a, d-e, h; Peter Bernstein (g) on b-c, f-g; Ron Jackson (g) on a, d-e, h.


Date: December 19, 1999
Location: Systems Two Recoding Studios, Brooklyn, NewYork
Label: Criss Cross
Melvin Rhyne Quartet

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Eric Alexander (ts), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Kenny Washington (d), Daniel G. Sadownick (cga, per)

a. Rhyne, Rhythm And Song - 8:12(Melvin Rhyne)
b. Watch What Happens - 7:29(Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy, Norman Gimbel)
c. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life - 7:43(Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
d. Stanley's Shuffle - 9:49(Stanley Turrentine)
e. Don't Explain - 6:53(Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
f. Well, You Needn't - 6:03(Thelonious Monk)
g. Oriental Flower - 7:47(McCoy Tyner)
h. Search For Peace - 6:47(McCoy Tyner)
i. Like Sonny - 4:51(John Coltrane)
j. What Is This Thing Called Love - 6:54(Cole Porter)
All titles on:
Criss Cross CD1183 CD — Classmasters

Eric Alexander (ts) on a, c-d, f-g, i; Daniel G. Sadownick (cga) on a, c, i, (per) on a, c, i.

On the CD front cover the title is written ©lassmasters.


Date: April 21 & May 6, 2000
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Label: Weeden International Recording & Publishing Co. (Japan)
Jimmy Coe & Paul Weeden Nonet

Jimmy Coe, Paul Weeden (ldr), Clifford Ratliff (t), Jimmy Coe (ts), Emmett Stewart (bar), Reginald Duvalle (tb), Paul Weeden (g), Melvin Rhyne (p), Frank Smith (b), Earl Coe (d), Steve Como King (cga), James Bell, Aretta Bush, Ronald Weeden (v)

a. Slick Dude - 6:40(Paul Weeden)
b. At Odds - 3:39(Jimmy Coe)
c. Boogie Down - 5:38(Jimmy Coe)
d. This Bitter Earth - 4:25(Clyde Otis)
e. Day By Day - 2:10(Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
f. April Is Pretty - 5:50(Paul Weeden)
g. Dexter - 3:37(Paul Weeden)
h. In Between - 3:54(Paul Weeden)
i. Now I Know - 3:40(Paul Weeden)
j. More Today Than Yesterday - 2:49(Patrick Upton)
k. Naptown Shuffle - 4:00(Paul Weeden)
All titles on:
Weeden International Recording & Publishing Co. (Japan) CDJCPW1329 — Now I Know Dreams Do Come True

James Bell (v) on j; Aretta Bush (v) on d-e; Ronald Weeden (v) on i.

The last two tracks were reversed in the back cover listing.


Date: probably 2000
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Label: Private issue
Ken Hoffman Quartet

Ken Hoffman (ldr), Ken Hoffman (ts), Melvin Rhyne (p), Michael Barnett (b), Rick Krause (d)

a. Soul Eyes(Mal Waldron)
Private issue CD70001 — Jazz For A Sensual Night

Date: September 9-11 & October 2, 2000
Location: Avatar Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Verve
Nicholas Payton Big Band

Nicholas Payton (ldr), Nicholas Payton (t, v), Paul Stephens, Ray Vega (t), Bill Easley (as), Tim Warfield (ts), Scott Robinson (bar, cbs), Vincent Gardner (tb), Bob Stewart (tu), Peter Bernstein (g), Anthony Wonsey (p), Melvin Rhyne (org), Reuben Rogers (b), Adonis Rose (d), Kenyatta Simon (per)

a. I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You - 4:36(Sam Theard) / arr: Nicholas Payton
b. Tiger Rag - 6:06(D. James "Nick" La Rocca, W. Henry Ragas, Edwin Edwards, Larry Shields, Anthony Sbarbaro, Harry DeCosta) / arr: Nicholas Payton
c. West End Blues - 7:58(Joseph 'King' Oliver, Clarence Williams) / arr: Nicholas Payton
All titles on:
Verve CD549 419-2 — Dear Louis

Scott Robinson (cbs) on b; Peter Bernstein (g) on a; Anthony Wonsey (p) on b-c; Kenyatta Simon (per) on b; Nicholas Payton (v) on a.

Rhyne does not play on the other tracks recorded at these sessions.


Date: 2003
Location: Public Record, New Berlin, Wisconsin
Label: LaDonna Records
Mel Rhyne Quartet

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Jeff Pietrangelo (t), Jack Grassel (g), Melvin Rhyne (key), Andy LoDuca (d)

a. Nessun Dorma (No One Is Sleeping) - 8:03(Giacomo Puccini)
b. Loose Change - 6:38(Melvin Rhyne)
c. Star Eyes - 8:16(Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
d. Last Dance Of The Samurai - 7:35(Jack Grassel)
e. Sweet Melancholy - 7:41(Andy LoDuca)
f. Resolution [from A Love Supreme] - 5:42(John Coltrane)
g. The Wind Beneath My Wings - 5:50(Larry Henley, Jeff Silber)
All titles on:
LaDonna Records CD013148044287 — Tracks

The Tom Lord Discography says this CD was recorded in 1998, but Jack Grassel informed me it was in 2003, shortly before Rhyne moved back to Indianapolis.
Rhyne plays on a stack of four keyboard instruments, using one with his left hand for a bass line, the others for different electric piano and synthesizer sounds with his right hand.


Date: December 11, 2003
Location: Systems Two Recoding Studios, Brooklyn, NewYork
Label: Criss Cross
Melvin Rhyne Trio / Quartet

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Tad Shull (ts), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Kenny Washington (d)

a. Lover, Come Back To Me - 4:29(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. Buffalo - 7:32(Kenny Dorham)
c. I Jingles - 7:04(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
d. Darn That Dream - 6:22(Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange)
e. Niambi - 4:50(Melvin Rhyne)
f. Five Flat Minor - 6:06(Melvin Rhyne)
g. Enchantment - 7:17(Horace Silver)
h. Tangerine - 7:21(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
i. Easy Living - 4:13(Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
j. II Jingles - 5:57(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
All titles on:
Criss Cross 451252 CD — Tomorrow Yesterday Today

Tad Shull (ts) on b, d, h-i.


Date: August 12, 2004
Location: Borden Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Lineage Records
"Killer" Ray Appleton - Melvin Rhyne Quartet

Otis Ray Appleton, Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Ilya Lushtak (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Otis Ray Appleton (d), Milton Cardona (cga)

a. Nite 'Vidual - 6:17(Melvin Rhyne)
b. I'll Take Romance - 5:17(Ben Oakland, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c. Cariba - 5:38(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
d. The Very Thought Of You - 6:04(Ray Noble)
e. Melvin's Masquerade - 6:10(Melvin Rhyne)
f. Lolita - 4:27(Barry Harris)
g. Blue 'n' Boogie - 4:40(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
h. Tequila - 4:27(Danny Flores [aka Chuck Rio])
i. Full House - 7:06(John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery)
All titles on:
Lineage Records CDLIN-104 — Latin Dreams

Milton Cardona (cga) on a-c, e-f, h-i.


Date: November 11-12, 2004
Location: Chung King Studio, New York City
Label: What's New Records (Japan)
Yoshitaka Kanno Trio

Yoshitaka Kanno (ldr), Yoshitaka Kanno (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Grady Tate (d)

a. All The Things You Are - 7:39(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. Cotton Tail - 3:54(Duke Ellington)
c. I'm A Fool To Want You - 5:02(Jack Wolf, J. S. Herron, Frank Sinatra)
d. 72nd Street - 3:42(Yoshitaka Kanno)
e. Anytime, Anywhere - 2:00(Yoshitaka Kanno)
f. I've Never Been In Love Before - 7:45(Frank Loesser)
g. Jean De Fleur - 6:11(Grant Green)
h. Star Dust - 6:18(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
i. The Best Things In Life Are Free - 8:07(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
j. It Don't Mean A Thing - 6:40(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
All titles on:
What's New Records (Japan) CDWNCJ-2146 — Movement

Melvin Rhyne (org) on a-d, f-j; Grady Tate (d) on a-d, f-j.

A short Video from the recording session can be seen on YouTube.
A three minute rehearsal of All The Things You Are is on YouTube.


Date: March 16, 2006
Location: Systems Two Recoding Studios, Brooklyn, NewYork
Label: Criss Cross
Melvin Rhyne Trio

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Otis Ray Appleton (d)

a. I King David - 3:36(Melvin Rhyne)
b. Yesterday's Child - 5:23(Charles DeForest)
c. All Blues [lyric version] - 5:41(Miles Davis, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
d. When Lights Are Low - 5:52(Benny Carter, Spencer Williams)
e. I Hear A Rhapsody - 6:13(George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker)
f. A.P.J. - 4:34(Melvin Rhyne)
g. Bamboo - 5:52(Composer Unknown)
h. I Want To Talk About You - 4:31(Billy Eckstine)
i. Bones - 4:55(Peter Bernstein)
j. Jordu - 5:04(Irving 'Duke' Jordan)
k. II King David - 3:53(Melvin Rhyne)
All titles on:
Criss Cross CD1290 CD — Front And Center

Bamboo is credited to Mani Neumeier & Peter Hollinger as composers, which must be wrong - their tune is an improvised percussion duo. Rhyne is quoted in the liner notes that he heard that tune on "an otherwise forgotten record purchased long ago"; its origin needs clarification.


Date: April 12-15, 2007 & June 13-15, 2007
Location: The Static Shack, Indianapolis, IN
Label: Owl Studios
The Dixon-Rhyne Project

Rob Dixon, Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Derrick Gardner (t), Rob Dixon (as, ts), Fareed Haque (g), Melvin Rhyne (org, syn), Richard "Sleepy" Floyd, Kenny Phelps (d), Salar Nader (tbl), Gary Mielke (per)

a. Repub Club - 5:01(Robert Dixon)
b. Mel's Groove - 7:24(Robert Dixon)
c. Shadow And Light - 7:27(Robert Dixon)
d. Reinvention - 4:54(Robert Dixon)
e. Carousel - 6:35(Robert Dixon)
f. Chitlins Con Carne - 5:44(Kenny Burrell)
g. Tomorrow Sierra - 9:25(Robert Dixon)
h. Fantastic Prizes - 6:11(Robert Dixon)
i. Mind's Eye - 6:14(Robert Dixon)
j. Johannesburg - 6:49(Robert Dixon)
All titles on:
Owl Studios CD00118 — The Dixon-Rhyne Project: ReInvention

Derrick Gardner (t) on e; Rob Dixon (as) on b, d, i, (ts) on a, c, e-h, j; Melvin Rhyne (syn) on c; Richard "Sleepy" Floyd (d) on d; Kenny Phelps (d) on a-c, e-j; Salar Nader (tbl) on c, g; Gary Mielke (per) on b, e.

A promotional video of the track Mind's Eye can be viewed on YouTube.


Date: probably May 2008
Location: Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis, IN
Dixon-Rhyne Project

Rob Dixon, Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Rob Dixon (ts), unknown (ts, d, v), Mark Colman (g), Melvin Rhyne (org)

a. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) - 7:20(Sylvester Stewart)
unissued

Private Video by Franck Cellier. https://youtu.be/MtOiMrzBV-Q


Date: August 24 & 25, 2008
Location: Victorian Studios, Barrington, IL
Label: Tippin' Records
Kyle Asche Organ Trio

Kyle Asche (ldr), Kyle Asche (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), George Fludas (d, bgo)

a. Blues For Mel - 5:56(Kyle Asche)
b. The Gentle Rain - 5:05(Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey)
c. Snapshot - 3:51(Melvin Rhyne, Kyle Asche)
d. I Thought About You - 5:28(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer)
e. Nite 'Vidual - 5:10(Melvin Rhyne)
f. Killer Ray - 7:05(Melvin Rhyne)
g. Watch What Happens - 5:58(Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy, Norman Gimbel)
h. Swedish Schnapps - 5:39(Charlie Parker)
i. Too Late Now - 5:51(Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner)
j. Forget New York - 5:10(Kyle Asche)
k. [Radio Edit] Killer Ray - 4:02(Melvin Rhyne)
All titles on:
Tippin' Records CDTIP 1106 — Blues For Mel

George Fludas (bgo) on e.

The bongos on e were overdubbed. The CD issue also includes a solo guitar track recorded at a different session.


Date: October 9, 2010
Location: Artists Quarter, St. Paul, MN
Kyle Asche Trio

Kyle Asche (ldr), Kyle Asche (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), George Fludas (d)

a. Loose Change - 8:21(Melvin Rhyne)
b. If I Were A Bell - 7:35(Frank Loesser)
Both titles unissued.

Private Video of a live Performance: https://youtu.be/oqg2CD07aVc & https://youtu.be/eqYt8pDZh-M


Date: September 2011
Location: Indy Jazz Fest, Indianapolis, IN
Melvin Rhyne Trio

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Kyle Asche (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Otis Ray Appleton (d)

a. unknown title - 5:07
unissued

Videotape recording on the Indy Jazz Fest 2011. https://youtu.be/nQPJ-oIRbJA


Date: August 25, 2012
Location: Jazz Organ Fellowship Tribute, Oakland, CA
Melvin Rhyne Trio

Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Calvin Keys (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Akira Tana (d)

a. unknown title - 3:02
unissued

YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/H-WM-oxdwr0


Date: December 2012
Location: Bird and Egg Recording Studio, El Cerrito, CA
Label: Private issue
David Hardiman SF All Star Band

David Hardiman, Sr. (ldr), David Hardiman, Sr. (t, v), Leon Williams (ts), Calvin Keys (g), Melvin Rhyne (org), Willis Kirk (d), Carol Rhyne-Harris (v)

a. Bom Bom Bom Brazil - 6:16(David Hardiman, Sr.)
Private issue CD(no number) — David Hardiman's Music Around the World
b. No. 12 Dunbar - 7:11(Willis Kirk)
Private issue CD(no number) — David Hardiman's Music Around the World
c. Two Blew - 6:49(Leon Williams)
Private issue CD(no number) — David Hardiman's Music Around the World
d. All Of You - 3:14(Cole Porter)
Private issue CD(no number) — David Hardiman's Music Around the World, Vol. 2

David Hardiman, Sr. (v) on a; Carol Rhyne-Harris (v) on d.

This was recorded the day after a Performance of the SF All Star Big Band with Melvin Rhyne as a special guest. David Hardiman


Sessions Reported: 49

Performances Reported: 346

Unique Songs Reported: 274

Unique Issues Reported: 84