Montag, 5. Januar 2015

Johnny Richards
This is the continued attempt to compile as much information as possible on Johnny Richards. Here's

-A SHORT BIOGRAPHY -


Composer, born at Toluca, Querétaro State, Mexico, on November 2, 1911. (real name Juan Cascales) Grew up in Schenectady, New York. Mother who was a professional pianist who studied under Paderewski. Johnny went into a music school in Troy, Syracuse where he studied theory. After having played with vaudeville acts at the age 10 he played saxophone in theatre band before coming to London where he wrote scores for Gaumont films. Back to the States where he worked as Victor Young's assistent throughout the 30's. Formed own dance band 1940-45 in which he played tenor, clarinet and trumpet. After starting a career as composer-arranger at the West Coast where he worked for Boyd Raeburn, Stan Kenton, Charlie Barnet and Dizzy Gillespie 46-52. He then moved to New York and settled there. He continued to write for jazz musicians such as Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie and others. In the meantime he occasionally formed a big band with which he played at Birdland 58-60. He then started to concentrate on jazz writing but was back in 65 working with a big band. On October 7, 1968 after a lengthy battle with cancer, Johnny died in NYC.


Since more than 10 years I still cannot go back to my own collection. This is the reason why nearly all covers are drawn from the internet. In case, somebody is the owner of the rights for publishing, I'd ask to send an e-mail. It will be erased immediately.



Now enjoy the

-DISCOGRAPHY-

Bing Crosby & Johnny Mercer and Victor Young's Small Fryers
Andy Secrest cornet / Abe Lincoln tb / Jack Mayhew cl / John Cascales = Johnny Richards ts / Joe Sullivan p / Perry Botkin g / Slim Taft b / Spike Jones dr / Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer voc

prob. Los Angeles, CA July 1, 1938

Small fry (02:50) Decca DL 6012
Mr.Crosby and Mr.Mercer (= Mr.Gallagher and Mr.Shean) (+)

Issues:
all on Decca 1960
all on Brunswick (GB) 02653
Decca CL 6012 (45's Box-set with 9 EP's) entitled BING CROSBY
(+) Decca DL-8142 entitled BING CROSBY OLD MASTERS
(+) MCA COPS 7751 entitled MR. CROSBY AND MR. MERCER
(+) Music for Pleasure (GB) MFP 50554 entitled MR CROSBY AND MR MERCER
All on MCA COPS 8842 
entitled THE FAMOUS DUOS
All on Metronome (D) 0082.055 entitled THE FAMOUS DUOS




















Johnny Richards
Jimmy Roma,Tony DiNardi,Chubby Kuster,Mel Arnett (tp) Frank Manousi,Lionel Sesma,Bob Pratt (tb) Chet LeRoy (sax,vcl) John Slawson (ts) A.Cesario, Ed Adiello (saxes) Johnny Richards (ts) Ray Rossi (p) Sibby Brock (b) Billy Shuart (d,vcl) Dottie Reid (vcl)

New York, December 4, 1944

5222-1 You're haunting me again (cl vcl) Musicraft 15024
5223-1 Sleepy time gal Musicraft 15025
5224-1 I'm gonna see my baby (dr vcl) Musicraft 15024
5225-1 Hey Jack Musicraft 15025

Ziggy Kelly,Bill Morris,B.Birringer (tp) C.McCormish (tb) J.Shaver (sax) replace Roma, Kuster,Arnett,Pratt and LeRoy

New York, March 13, 1945

5255 Minneapolis Musicraft 15037
5256-1 Jealousy Musicraft 15032
5257-1 Any old time (bs vcl) Musicraft 15032
5258-2 Loveless love Musicraft 15037

Issues: Originally issued on 78's.
In the internet tedschu17.ecrater.com I found this scan from Musicraft 78 rpm.







Johnny Richards

Johnny Richards (comp,arr) / Jimmy Roma, Tony DiNardi, Chubby Kuster, Mel Arnett (tp) / Bobby Pratt, Lionel Sesma, Frank Mancusi (tb) / Chet LeRoy, John Shawson, Ed Adiello, A.Cesario (sax) / Ray Rossi (p) / Sibby Brock (b) / Billy Shuart (dr,voc) / prob. Dottie Reid (voc) / prob. Pat Russo (voc)

ca. Winter 1944/45

Always (03:14)
A little on the lonely side (DR voc) (02:56)
Small world (PRvoc) (01:58)
Hey Jack (02:37)
Any old time (bs vcl) (03:13)
Baia (02:38)
No squares allowed (03:07)
I'm gonna see my baby (dr vcl) (02:26)
The love I long for (DR voc)
Sleepy time gal (03:15)
It had to be you 02:51)
Jealousy (03:14)

Notes:

These titles could be Musicraft issues and unissued.

Issue:
Golden Era LP-15047 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS NO SQUARES ALLOWED
























Dizzy Gillespie 

Johnny Richards (cond,arr) Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Al Haig (p) Ray Brown (b) Roy Haynes (?) (dr) unknown frh,fl,woodwinds,harp,strings

beginning 1946 Los Angeles,CA

Who (02:51) Paramount 101
The way you look tonight (02:26) Paramount 101
Why do I love you (02:14) Paramount 102
All the things you are (02:13) Paramount 102

Issues:

Paramount 101, 102
all on Phoenix LP 4 entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE DIZZY'S DELIGHT
all on Official(DK) LP-3032 entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE - THE ANONYMOUS MR.GILLESPIE
all on Classics (F) 70935 (cd) entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE 1945-46
all on Proper (GB) PROPERBOX 30 entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE STORY 1939-1950
all also on Hallmark (unknown number)(CD) entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE DIZZY'S DELIGHT
















Boyd Raeburn
Frank Beach, Ray Linn, Dale Pierce, Nelson Shelladay (tp) Hal Smith, Ollie Wilson, Freddy Zito (tb) Lloyd Otto, Evan Vail (frh) Harry Klee (fl,as) Jules Jacobs (oboe,ts) Willie Schwartz (cl,as) Ralph Lee (ts,bassoon) Guy McReynolds (ts) Hy Mandel (bs) Boyd Raeburn (bassax,ss) Gail Laughton (harp) Hal Schaefer (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Harry Babasin (b) Jackie Mills (dr) George Handy and Johnny Richards (arr)

Los Angeles, CA June 3, 1946

JRC 146-2A Over the rainbow (02:58) Jewell D1-2

Notes:
first part of the tune was arranged by George Handy, Johnny Richards finished the arrangement

Issues:
Jewell D1-6 is an album of 6 78's entitled INNOVATIONS BY BOYD RAEBURN
All on Savoy SJL 2250 entitled BOYD RAEBURN JEWELLS
All on Savoy (J) SV-0273 entitled BOYD RAEBURN JEWELLS









Boyd Raeburn
Frank Beach, Ray Linn, Dale Pierce, Nelson Shelladay (tp) Hal Smith, Tommy Pederson, Freddy Zito (tb) Willie Schwartz (cl,as) Bill Starkey (ts,english horn) Guy McReynolds (as,fl) Hy Mandel (bs) Boyd Raeburn (bassax,ss) Hal Schaefer (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Loretta Thompson (harp) Harry Babasin (b) Jackie Mills (dr) Johnny Richards arr

Los Angeles, CA September 14, 1946

JRC 230 Hep Boyd's (03:08) Jewell GNS 10003
JRC 231 Man with a horn (03:16) Jewell GNS 10003
JRC 232 Prelude to the dawn (03:03) Jewell GNS 10004
JRC 233 Duck waddle (03:11) Jewell GNS 10004

Frank Beach, Ray Linn, Dale Pierce, Bob Fowler (tp) Ollie Wilson, Tommy Pederson, Burt Johnson (tb) Ethmer Roden (reeds) Willie Schwartz (cl,as) Bill Starkey (ts,english horn) Guy McReynolds (as,fl) Hy Mandel (bs) Boyd Raeburn (bassax,ss) Hal Schaefer (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Loretta Thompson (harp) Harry Babasin (b) Max Albright (dr) Johnny Richards arr

Los Angeles,CA November 5, 1946

JRC 238-6 Love tales (03:09) Jewell GNS 10005
JRC 239-5 Soft and warm (03:14) Jewell GNS 10005

Issues:
Jewell GNS 10003, Jewell GNS 10004, Jewell GNS 10005
All on Savoy SJL 2250 entitled BOYD RAEBURN JEWELLS
also on Savoy (J) SV-0273 entitled BOYD RAEBURN JEWELLS









Boyd Raeburn
Boyd Raeburn (leader,bass-sax) Wes Hensel, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Gordon Boswell (tp) Dick Noel, Randy Berlerjan, Hal Smith (tb) Lloyd Otto, Vince DiMino (frh) Buddy de Franco (cl) Abe Markowitz, Sam Spumberg (as) Frank Socolow, Shirley Thompson (ts) Hy Mandel (bs) Hal Schaefer (p) Sam Herman (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Irv Kluger (dr) Ginnie Powell (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

February 1, 1947

In the still of the night (03:20)
And so would I (03:46)
Blue skies (02:53)

Boyd Raeburn (leader,bass-sax) Wes Hensel, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Gordon Boswell (tp) Dick Noel, Randy Berlerjan, Hal Smith (tb) Lloyd Otto, Vince DiMino (frh) Buddy de Franco (cl) Abe Markowitz, Sam Spumberg (as) Frank Socolow, Shirley Thompson (ts) Hy Mandel (bs) Hal Schaefer (p) Sam Herman (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Irv Kluger (dr) Ginnie Powell (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

February 5, 1947

Stormy weather (04:23)
Shehezerade (Concerto for clarinet) (07:01)

Issues:
Hep (GB) 22 entitled BOYD RAEBURN AND HIS ORCHESTRA MARCH OF THE BOYDS ‘45-48






Boyd Raeburn
Boyd Raeburn (leader,bass-sax) Wes Hensel, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Gordon Boswell (tp) Dick Noel, Randy Berlerjan, Hal Smith (tb) Lloyd Otto, Vince DiMino (frh) Buddy de Franco (cl) Abe Markowitz, Sam Spumberg (as) Frank Socolow, Shirley Thompson (ts) Hy Mandel (bs) Hal Schaefer (p) Sam Herman (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Irv Kluger (dr) Ginnie Powell (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

February, 1947

Nepenthe

Issues:
radio broadcast



Stan Kenton
Buddy Childers, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, Ke Hanna (tp) Ray Wetzel (tp,voc) Kai Winding, Skip Layton, Milt Bernhart, Harry Forbes, Bart Varsalona (tb) Eddie Meyers, Boots Mussulli (as) Vido Musso, Bob Cooper (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton and Pete Rugolo (p) Bob Ahern (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Shelly Manne (dr) The Pastels (voc)

February 13, 1947

1638-6 Down in Chi-hua-hua (Yaw-Richards) (02:58)

Issues:
Capitol 449
Capitol 913, F 913, 15198
Captiol (A) CL-15198
Capitol (CAN) C-150
Capitol (GB) CL-13052
Capitol (D) C-80027
Capitol (S) CL-913
AFRS BML-P-847
Creative World ST 1050 entitled STAN KENTON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Classics (F) 1011 (cd) entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1947
Mosaic MQ12-163 entitled THE COMPLETE CAPITOL STUDIO RECORDINGS OF STAN KENTON 1943 - 1947
Mosaic MD7-163 (cd) entitled THE COMPLETE CAPITOL STUDIO RECORDINGS OF STAN KENTON 1943 - 1947











Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, Ken Hanna (tp) Ray Wetzel (tp,voc) Kai Winding, Skip Layton, Milt Bernhart, Harry Forbes, Bart Varsalona (tb) Eddie Meyers, Boots Mussulli (as) Vido Musso, Bob Cooper (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton  (p) Bob Ahern (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Shelly Manne (dr) The Pastels (voc)

R.K.O. Radio Pictures Studios, Los Angeles, CA February 19 or 21 or 22, 1947

Down in Chi-hua-hua (Yaw-Richards)



Issues:
35mm short film



Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, Ken Hanna (tp) Ray Wetzel (tp,voc) Kai Winding, Skip Layton, Milt Bernhart, Harry Forbes, Bart Varsalona (tb) Eddie Meyers, Boots Mussulli (as) Vido Musso, Bob Cooper (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton  (p) Bob Ahern or Steve Jordan (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Shelly Manne (dr) The Pastels (voc)


Avodon Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA between February 5 and March 2, 1947

Don‘t want that man around (Richards)


Issues:
Allied acetate disc AFRS MC-637



Don't want that man around (Richards)

Issues:
Allied acetate disc AFRS MC-642




Libby Holman

Libby Holman with Johnny Richards' Orchestra : Libby Holman (vcl) acc by unknown orchestra with Johnny Richards (dir)

1947

1088 Something to remember you by
1089 Body and soul


Issues:
All on Mercury 5071


Notes:
I presume after hearing,  the ones issued on Brunswick, MB 101 and later on Jasmine are the 1930 hit versions - not the ones above.











Boyd Raeburn

Boyd Raeburn (leader,bass-sax) Wes Hensel, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Gordon Boswell (tp) Dick Noel, Randy Berlerjan, Hal Smith (tb) Lloyd Otto, Vince DiMino (frh) Buddy de Franco (cl) Abe Markowitz, Sam Spumberg (as) Frank Socolow, Shirley Thompson (ts) Hy Mandel (bs) Hal Schaefer (p) Sam Herman (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Irv Kluger (dr) unknown harp Ginnie Powell (voc) Teddy Waters (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

July, 1947

Temptation
St.Louis blues Hep
Ballerina TWvoc

Issues:
Soundtrack from Columbia featurette BOYD RAEBURN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
All on Hep (GB) 3 entitled BOYD RAEBURN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 'ON THE AIR' VOL.2
All on Hep (GB) 3 entitled BOYD RAEBURN AND HIS ORCHESTRA - WHERE YOU AT








Boyd Raeburn

Conte Candoli, Buddy Colaneri, Norman Faye, Bernie Glow (tp) Milt Bernhart, Leo Cox, Bart Varsalona (tb) Lloyd Otto, Al Richman (frh) Buddy deFranco (cl) Jimmy Giuffre, Shirley Thompson (ts) Jerry Sanfino, Sam Spumberg (as) Hy Mandel (bs) Boyd Raeburn (bassax,ss) Ray Rossi (p) Steve Jordan (g) Joe Berisce (b) Irv Kluger (dr) Doug Jones (perc) Ginnie Powell (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

NYC, August 14, 1947

A 46-1A The lady is a tramp (2:39) Atlantic 861
A 47-A1 How high the moon (2:41) Atlantic 860
A 48-A1 Trouble is a man (3:03) Atlantic 860
A 49-A1 St.Louis blues (2:53) Atlantic 861, 
Atlantic/Rhino 8122-71748-2

Issues:
Atlantic 860
Atlantic 861
All on Savoy SJL 2250 entitled BOYD RAEBURN JEWELLS 

Atlantic/Rhino 8122-71748-2 (cd) entitled ATLANTIC JAZZ VOCALS VOICES OF COOL VOL. 1










Boyd Raeburn

prob. Charles Pannely, Paul Cohen, Dick Hoffman, Paul Lopez (tp) Porky Cohen, Frank Webb, Eddie Bert (tb) Al Richman (frh) Allan Fields, Harvey Estren (as) ) Frank Socolow, Marvin Roth (ts) Jack Rothman (english horn, bassax,bs) Boyd Raeburn (arr,cond) Sam Krupit (p) Clyde Lombardi  (b) Tiny Kahn (dr) Doug Jones (perc) Ginnie Powell (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

Commodore Hotel, NYC

Night and day

Issues:
radio broadcast



Boyd Raeburn

prob. Charles Pannely, Paul Cohen, Dick Hoffman, Paul Lopez (tp) Porky Cohen, Frank Webb, Eddie Bert (tb) Al Richman (frh) Allan Fields, Harvey Estren (as)  Frank Socolow, Marvin Roth (ts) Jack Rothman (english horn, bassax,bs) Boyd Raeburn (arr,cond) Sam Krupit (p) Clyde Lombardi  (b) Tiny Kahn (dr) Doug Jones (perc) Ginnie Powell (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

May 26, 1948

Begin the beguine

Issues:
Hep(GB) 3 entitled BOYD RAEBURN AND HIS ORCHESTRA 'ON THE AIR' VOL.2
Hep(GB) 3 entitled BOYD RAEBURN AND HIS ORCHESTRA - WHERE YOU AT







Boyd Raeburn

Charles Pannely, Paul Cohen, Dick Hoffman, Paul Lopez (tp) Porky Cohen, Frank Webb, Eddie Bert (tb) Al Richman (frh) Allan Fields, Harvey Estren (as)  Frank Socolow, Marvin Roth (ts) Jack Rothman (english horn, bassax,bs) Boyd Raeburn (arr,cond) Sam Krupit (p) Clyde Lombardi  (b) Tiny Kahn (dr) Doug Jones (perc) Ginnie Powell (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

June, 1948
Begin the beguine

Issues:
V-Disc 873








Harry James and his Orchestra

Harry James tp / Nick Buono, Pinky Savitt, Ralph Osborne, Gene Homer tp / Juan Tizol vtb / Ziggy Elmer, Victor Haman, Chuck Preble tb / Eddie Rosa as,cl / Willie Smith as / Corky Corcoran ts / Sam Sachelle ts,bs / Bob Poland bs / Bruce McDonald p / Tiny Timbrell g / Ed Mihelich b / Buddy Combine dr / Johnny Richards (arr)

1948

I may be wrong (03:26) (Ruskin-Sullivan) 
Solid Sender (GB) 504
Lover (Hart)

Issues:
Solid Sender (GB) 504 entitled HARRY JAMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1948-49 VOL.2
























Harry James and his Orchestra

Harry James tp / prob. Nick Buono, Pinky Savitt, Ralph Osborne, Gene Homer tp / Juan Tizol vtb / Ziggy Elmer, Victor Haman, Chuck Preble tb / Eddie Rosa as,cl / Willie Smith as / Corky Corcoran ts / Sam Sachelle ts,bs / Bob Poland bs / Bruce McDonald p / Tiny Timbrell g / Ed Mihelich b / Buddy Combine dr / Johnny Richards (arr)

Hollywood,LA, CA end of 1948

Lover (03:29) (Hart)

Issues:
NBC radio broadcast "Call to Music"
Hindsight HSR-150 entitled HARRY JAMES 1947-49 Vol.6






















Harry James and his Orchestra

Harry James tp / Pinky Savitt, Ralph Osborn, Nick Buono, Neal Hefti or George Seaburg or Everett McDonald tp / Juan Tizol vtb / Ziggy Elmer, Dave Robbins, Lee O'Connor tb /   Eddie Rosa as,cl / Willie Smith as / Corky Corcoran, Jimmy Cook ts / Bob Poland bs / Bruce McDonald p / Tiny Timbrell or Tony Rizzi or Hayden Consey g / Joe Mondragon or Art Bernstein or Bob Stone b / Nick Fatool or Alvin Stoller or Don Lamond dr / Johnny Richards (arr)

Hollywood,LA, CA 1948

I may be wrong 


Issues:
NBC radio broadcast "Call to Music"
Hindsight HSR-135 entitled HARRY JAMES 1948-49 Vol.3
London(GB) HM-A 5060 entitled HARRY JAMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1948-49









Harry James and his Orchestra

Harry James tp / Pinky Savitt, Ralph Osborn, Nick Buono, Neal Hefti or George Seaburg or Everett McDonald tp / Juan Tizol vtb / Ziggy Elmer, Dave Robbins, Lee O'Connor tb /   Eddie Rosa as,cl / Willie Smith as / Corky Corcoran, Jimmy Cook ts / Bob Poland bs / Bruce McDonald p / Tiny Timbrell or Tony Rizzi or Hayden Consey g / Joe Mondragon or Art Bernstein or Bob Stone b / Nick Fatool or Alvin Stoller or Don Lamond dr / Johnny Richards (arr)

Palladium, Hollywood,LA, CA 1949

How high the moon 

Issues:
NBC radio broadcast "Call to Music"
Hindsight HSR-135 entitled HARRY JAMES 1948-49 Vol.3
London(GB) HM-A 5060 entitled HARRY JAMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1948-49





David Allyn with Johnny Richards' Orchestra

Johnny Richards arr / David Allyn voc / Paul Smith p / Harry Bluestone violin / others unknown

LA, CA September 19, 1949

D207   It never entered my mind (2:58) Discovery 511
D208   Wait till you see her (2:50) Discovery 511
D209   It can't be wrong (2:45) Discovery 510
D210  When love comes (3:00) Discovery 510

Issues:
Discovery 510, 511
All on Savoy SJL 2250 entitled BOYD RAEBURN JEWELLS







Emma Lou Welch / Johnny Richards and his Orchestra

Johnny Richards cond / Emma Lou Welch voc / others unknown

prob. 1949

JES100 'Tis autumn Discovery 514
JES102 Specially when I'm in a lovin' mood Discovery 514

Issues:
Discovery 514




Charlie Barnet

Charlie Barnet ts,cond / prob. Maynard Ferguson Dave Burns, Johnny Howell, Doc Severinson, Ray Wetzel, Rolf Ericson tp / Dick Kenney, Charlie Etter, Kenny Matlock tb / Vinnie Dean, Ruben Leon as / Kurt Bloom, Dick Hafer ts / Manny Albam bs / Gil Barrios p / Eddie Safranski b / Tiny Cahn dr

March 17, 1949

3733/3734 Rhapsody in blue (part 1 +2) (07:26) Capitol ?

Notes:
dated August 1949 on cover of Swing Era issue

Issues:
Swing Era Records LP-1019 entitled CHARLIE BARNET AND HIS ORCHESTRA "RHAPSODY IN BARNET"
Ajaz 225 entitled CHARLIE BARNET IN DISCO ORDER VOL.22
























Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Shorty Rogers, Chico Alvarez, Don Paladino (tp) Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Bart Varsalona (tb) John Graas, Lloyd Otto (frh) Gene Englund (tuba) Art Pepper (cl,as) Bud Shank (fl,as) Bob Cooper (ts,oboe,english horn) Bart Caldarell (ts,bassoon) Bob Gioga (bcl,bs) Stan Kenton (p) Laurindo Almeida (g) Don Bagley (b) Shelly Manne (dr) George Kast, Jim Cathcart, Lew Elias, Earl Cornwell, Anthony Doria, Jim Holmes, Alex Law, Herbert Offner, Dave Schackne, Carl Ottobrino (violin) Stan Harris, Leonard Solic, Sam Singer (viola) Gregory Bemko, Zachary Bock, Jack Wulfe (cello) Johnny Richards (arr)

Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA January 30, 1950

DS-1742 Soliloquy (Richards)

Issues:
acetate disc VOA MSE-24



Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Shorty Rogers, Chico Alvarez, Don Paladino (tp) Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Bart Varsalona (tb) John Graas, Lloyd Otto (frh) Gene Englund (tuba) Art Pepper (cl,as) Bud Shank (fl,as) Bob Cooper (ts,oboe,english horn) Bart Caldarell (ts,bassoon) Bob Gioga (bcl,bs) Stan Kenton (p) Laurindo Almeida (g) Don Bagley (b) Shelly Manne (dr) George Kast, Jim Cathcart, Lew Elias, Earl Cornwell, Anthony Doria, Jim Holmes, Alex Law, Herbert Offner, Dave Schackne, Carl Ottobrino (violin) Stan Harris, Leonard Solic, Sam Singer (viola) Gregory Bemko, Zachary Bock, Jack Wulfe (cello) Johnny Richards (arr)

Los Angeles, CA February 3, 1950

5478-9 Soliloquy (02:35) (Richards)

Issues:
Capitol E 242

Capitol H/T 248 entitled STAN KENTON PRESENTS
Capitol (GB) LC-6527
Capitol (D) LCA-242
Capitol (J) ECJ-50056

Capitol (J) TOCJ-5653
AFRTS BIS-2
Creative World ST-1023 entitled STAN KENTON PRESENTS
Classics (F) 1185 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1950








Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Shorty Rogers, Chico Alvarez, Don Paladino (tp) Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Bart Varsalona (tb) John Graas, Lloyd Otto (frh) Gene Englund (tuba) Art Pepper (cl,as) Bud Shank (fl,as) Bob Cooper (ts,oboe,english horn) Bart Caldarell (ts,bassoon) Bob Gioga (bcl,bs) Stan Kenton (p) Laurindo Almeida (g) Don Bagley (b) Shelly Manne (dr) George Kast, Jim Cathcart, Lew Elias, Earl Cornwell, Anthony Doria, Jim Holmes, Alex Law, Herbert Offner, Dave Schackne, Carl Ottobrino (violin) Stan Harris, Leonard Solic, Sam Singer (viola) Gregory Bemko, Zachary Bock, Jack Wulfe (cello) Johnny Richards (arr)

Theatre, Civic Auditorium, Oakland, CA February 16, 1950


Soliloquy (Richards)

Issues:
acetate disc






Dizzy Gillespie

Johnny Richards arr,cond / Dizzy Gillespie tp / Henry Coker tb / Harold Smith tb / Dick Kenney tb / John Graas frh / Haskell Issenhuth fl / Phillipe Shucken a-fl / Harry Steinfeld oboe / Shirley Thompson bassoon / Barbara Whitney harp / Paul Smith p / Jack Cascales b / Charlie Wright dr / Carlos Vidal bongos-1 / Felix Slatkin, Harry Bluestone, Mischa Russell, Jack Shulman, Henry Hill, Walter Edelstein, Sidney Brokow, John Quadre, Victor Arno violins / Simon Bernard, Eleanor Slatkin cello

LA, CA October 31, 1950

Swing low, sweet Chariot (+)  (2:57) Discovery 140, Discovery LP 3013, Savoy 45-4512, 
Vogue (F) EPL 7044, Official (DK) 83056-2
Lullaby of the leaves (+) (2:27) Discovery 142, Discovery LP 3013, Jazz Selection (S) J.S. 4003, Vogue (F) EPL 7043
I found a million dollar baby (3:02) Discovery 143, Savoy 45-4512, Vogue (F) EPL 7044
What is there to say (+) (2:47) Discovery 143
Vogue (F) EPL 7043 

same pers.

LA, CA November 1, 1950

Alone together (3:19) (+) 
Vogue (F) EPL 7044, Jazz Selection (F) J.S. 661, Modern Music 15001, Modern Music M.M.L.P. 1, Discovery 141, Discovery LP 3013
These are the things I love (2:42) Discovery 141, Discovery LP 3013, Jazz Selection (F) J.S. 661Vogue (F) EPL 7043
On the Alamo (+) (2:22) Discovery 142, Vogue (F) EPL 7043
Interlude in 'C' (+) (2:45) Discovery 140, Vogue (F) EPL 7044

Issues:

Modern Music 15001
Modern Music M.M.L.P. 1 ,
Discovery 140, 141, 142, 143

Savoy 45-4512
Jazz Selection (S) J.S. 4003
Jazz Selection (F) J.S. 661
Discovery LP 3013 entitled THE DIZZY GILLESPIE STORY

Vogue (F) EPL 7043 entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE WITH JOHNNY RICHARDS' STRINGS Vol. 1
Vogue (F) EPL 7044 entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE WITH JOHNNY RICHARDS' STRINGS Vol. 2
All on Vogue (F) L.D. 002 entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE PLAYS JOHNNY RICHARDS CONDUCTS
All on Savoy MG 12110 = Savoy (J) SV-0177 (cd) entitled THE DIZZY GILLESPIE STORY
All on Savoy SJL 2254 = Savoy (D) WL 70511 entitled COOL CALIFORNIA (var)
All on Classics (F) 71168 (cd) entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1949 - 1950
(+) also on Proper (GB) PROPERBOX 30 (cd) entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE STORY 1939-1950
Official (DK) 83056-2

Note :
unknown titles from above sessions also on Savoy (F) 255SV113, Vogue (GB) LDE 033, Realm (GB) RM 114, Jazz Selection (S) L704.






















































Harry James

Harry James tp / prob. Nick Buono, Pinky Savitt, Ralph Osborne, Gene Homer tp / Juan Tizol vtb / Ziggy Elmer, Victor Haman, Chuck Preble tb / Eddie Rosa as,cl / Willie Smith as / Corky Corcoran ts / Sam Sachelle ts,bs / Bob Poland bassax / Bruce McDonald p / Tiny Timbrell g / Joe Mondragon b / Buddy Combine dr / Jan Stewart voc / Johnny Richards arr




Hollywood,LA, CA November 1950

I may be wrong (JSvoc)  Hep (GB) 24

Issues:
Hep (GB) 24 entitled HARRY JAMES ORCHESTRA - BIG JOHN'S SPECIAL







Charlie Barnet

Charlie Barnet ss,as,ts,cond / John Cappola, Carlton McBeath, Al Del Simone tp / Dick Kenney, Dave Wells, Kenny Matlock tb / Dick Meldonian as / Bill Holman, Jack Laird ts / Bob Dawes as,bs / Don Trenner p / Ed Mihelich b / John Markham dr / Werner Callis, Charles Clarke, Dick Gellfand, Al Harshman, Bill Spear, Stan Spiegelman, Paul Nero, Louis Raderman strings, Bill Derry voc / Johnny Richards arr

Hollywood,LA, CA December 4, 1950

6877   Spain (2:38) Capitol T 624, Ajaz 225
6878   My crime (BDvoc) (3:08)

same pers.

Hollywood,LA, CA December 5, 1950

6892-N1  I'm a dreamer, aren't we all (BDvoc) (2:55) Capitol 1394, Ajaz 233

Issues:
Capitol T 624 entitled CHARLIE BARNET CLASSICS IN JAZZ
Ajaz 225 entitled CHARLIE BARNET IN DISCO ORDER VOL.22
Ajaz 233 entitled CHARLIE BARNET IN DISCO ORDER VOL.23
all on Capitol (CD) 821258-2 entitled CHARLIE BARNET THE CAPITOL BIG BAND SESSIONS








Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Jack Millman (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Harold Branch, Gerald Finch (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Jerri Winters (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA February 25, 1952

9789-6 Yes (02:45) (Greene-Beal) 

Issues:
Capitol 2020, F-2020
Capitol (CAN) C-938
Capitol (GB) CL-13731
Capitol (D) C-80304
Capitol (S) CL-2020
AFRS BML-P-2312
Classics (F) 71428 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1951 - 1952





Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Harold Branch, Gerald Finch (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze, Laurindo Almeida (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Jeri Winters (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA March 12, 1952

9833-15 All because of you (+) (02:48) (Harris-Goldner)   Capitol unissued
9835-10 Cinderella (03:17) (David-Hoffman-Livingston) Capitol unissued 

Issues:  
(+) Creative World ST-1029 entitled STAN KENTON SOME WOMEN I‘VE KNOWN
All on Classics (F) 71428 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1951- 1952







Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Harold Branch, Gerald Finch (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Jerri Winters (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

 Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA March 18, 1952

 9884 She‘s a comely wench (02:30) (Greene-Beal)  

Issues:  
Capitol 2064, F-2064
Capitol (A) CL-80294
Capitol (CAN) C-961
Capitol (GB) CL-13756
Capitol (D) C-80294
Capitol (S) CL-80294
AFRS BML-P-2516
Classics (F) 71428 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1951- 1952






Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Harold Branch, Gerald Finch (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Laurindo Almeida (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Capitol Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles,CA March 19, 1952

9888-17 Bags and baggage (+) (03:05) (Richards) 
9889-5 Softly (-) (03:11) (Greene-Beal) 

Issues:  
(+) Capitol 2040, Capitol F 2040
(+) Capitol (A) CL-80238,
(+) Capitol (CAN) C-952
(+) Capitol (GB) CL-13749
(+) Capitol (D) C-80238, CF-80238
(+) Capitol (S) CL-2040
(+) WRC (GB) TP-87
(+) AFRS BML-P-2312
(+) Creative World ST 1036 entitled STAN KENTON BY REQUEST
(-) Creative World ST 1029 entitled STAN KENTON SOME WOMEN I'VE KNOWN
All on Classics (F) 71428 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1951- 1952











Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Harold Branch, Gerald Finch (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze, Laurindo Almeida (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Capitol Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles,CA March 20, 1952

9891-28 Delicado (02:24) (Azevedo-Lawrence) 

Issues:   
Capitol 2040, F 2040
Capitol EAP1-421 entitled POPULAR FAVORITES BY STAN KENTON
Capitol H-9109, T-9109
Capitol T 421 entitled entitled POPULAR FAVORITES BY STAN KENTON
Capitol (A) CL-80238
Capitol (Can) C-952
Capitol (GB) CL-13749, T-20002, WRC (GB) TP-87
Capitol (D) C-80238
Capitol CF-80238
Capitol (S) CL-2040
AFRS BML-P-2312, MW-117
Capitol (CD) (unknown number) entitled POPULAR FAVORITES BY STAN KENTON
Creative World ST 1064 entitled STAN KENTON BY REQUEST VOL.IV
Classics (F) 71428 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1951- 1952











Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, John Halliburton, Keith Moon (tb) / George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) / Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Blue Note, Chicago, IL April 4, 1952

Bags and baggage (Richards)

Issues:
acetate disc


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, John Halliburton, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Lennie Niehaus or Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Prom Terrace Ballroom, Fort Wayne, IN May 2, 1952

Yes (Greene-Beal)     

Issues:   
acetate disc


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Saturday Night Dance Party, NYC June 14, 1952

Delicado (Azevedo-Lawrence)

Issues:   
acetate disc JLP-1211


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Town Casino, Cleveland, OH June 17, 1952

Taboo (Lecuona)
   
Issues:   
Orthoacoustic acetate disco AFRS SK-3, SK-6, Joyce LP-1040,   SLC-Cassette 61012


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Palace Pier, Toronto, ON June 24, 1952

Stella by starlight (Young)

Issues:
Orthoacoustic acetate disco AFRS SK-4


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Seville Theatre, Montreal, CAN July 1, 1952

Bags and baggage (Richards)
   
Issues:
Orthoacoustic acetate disco AFRS SK-5


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Steel Pier Ballroom, Atlantic City, NJ July 31, 1952

Stella by starlight (Young)
   
Issues:
Treasury bandstand


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Club 86, Geneva, NY August 5, 1952

Taboo (Lecuona)
Stella by starlight (Young)

Issues:
NBC Orthoacoustic broadcast AFRS SK-9, Joyce LP-1087


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (cond)

Springbrook Flamingo Gardens, Lima, OH August 19, 1952

Monotony (Rugolo)

Issues:
NBC Orthoacoustic broadcast AFRS SK-11, Joyce LP-1090


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (cond)

Theatre Number Two, Sheridan, IL September 2, 1952

Bags and baggage (02:48) (Rugolo)
   
Issues: 
NBC Orthoacoustic broadcast AFRS SK-13, Joyce LP-1093
















Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Clyde Raesinger, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Frank Capp (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Blue Note, Chicago, IL September 7, 1952

Taboo (03:27) (Lecuona)
   
Issues:
NBC Orthoacoustic broadcast AFRS SK-14


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) Keith moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Vinnie Dean (as) Lee Konitz (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Hollywood, Los Angeles,CA September 8/9, 1952

10561/10562/10830/10831  Prologue 

Issues:  
Capitol EAP1-383 (EP) entitled STAN KENTON NEW CONCEPTS OF ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM
Capitol H/T-383 entitled STAN KENTON NEW CONCEPTS OF ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM
Creative World ST 1002 entitled STAN KENTON NEW CONCEPTS OF ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM
Capitol (J) CR-8808, ECJ-70159, TOCH-5654 (cd)
AFRTS AQCS-472, BIS-2
Capitol CDP 7-92865-2 (cd) entitled STAN KENTON NEW CONCEPTS OF ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM

Notes: 
10561 / 10831 as part 1 and part 4 on Capitol 7-15966, Capitol (GB) CL-13858
10562 / 10831 part 2 and part 3 on Capitol 7-15967, Capitol (GB) CL-13859

10775 (combined part 1 and 2) and 10776 (combined part 3 and 4) on Capitol (D) CE-80362 and Capitol 8F-15966, Capitol (AUS) CEP-026
 








Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Denon Kenneth Walton (bongos) Johnny Richards (arr)

Hollywood, Los Angeles,CA September 11, 1952

10579 Taboo (03:18) (Lacuona-Russell)

Issues:
Capitol 2250, Capitol F 2250
Capitol H/T 421 entitled STAN KENTON POPULAR FAVORITES
Capitol (A) CL-80325
Capitol (Can) C-1037, USN-14,
Capitol (GB) CL-13838, WRC (GB) TP-87,
Capitol (D) C-80325
Capitol (J) CR-8809, TOCJ-5654 (cd), CP-28.5904 (cd)
Capitol (S) CF-2250
AFRS BML-P-2724
Creative World ST 1064 STAN KENTON BY REQUEST IV
Giants of Jazz (I) GOJ-CD-53109
Capitol CDP 7-92865-2 (cd) entitled STAN KENTON NEW CONCEPTS OF ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM











Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Boots Mussulli (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Denon Kenneth Walton (bongos) Johnny Richards (arr)

County Hall, Charleston, SA September 30, 1952

Bags and baggage (02:53) (Richards)

Issues:
NBC Orthacoustic AFRS SK-15




Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Boots Mussulli (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Denon Kenneth Walton (bongos) Johnny Richards (arr)

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne IN October 21, 1952

Taboo (Lecuona)

Issues:
audio tape




Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Boots Mussulli or Tony Ferina (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Denon Kenneth Walton (bongos) Johnny Richards (arr)

Rustic Cabin, Englewood, NJ November 25, 1952

Bags and baggage (02:45) (Richards)
Stella by starlight (03:10) (Young)

Issues:
audio tape




Stan Kenton

Ed Badgley,Stan Fishelson,Bernie Glow,Don Leigh (tp) Bob Alexander,Billy Byers, Dave Pitman (tb) Bernie Kaufman,Lester Merkin (as) George Berg,Jaok Greenberg (ts) Sid Brown (bar) Billy Taylor (p) Eddie Safranski (b) Don Lamond (d) Reinhardt Elster (harp) Johnny Richards (arr,cond)

New York, November 25, 1952

Ain't nothin' wrong
Out of my mind
Till you say you're mine
What you do

Issues: ?
prob. this Jubilee show was issued on an unknown LP or  CD



Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Boots Mussulli or Tony Ferina (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

New Elms Balroom, Youngstown, OH December 2, 1952

Yesterdays (03:24) (Kern)

Issues:
audio tape and/or acetate disc


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Boots Mussulli or Tony Ferina (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Lake Club, Springfield, IN December 11, 1952

Taboo (03:24) (Lecuona)
Yesterdays (Kern)

Issues:
audio tape and/or acetate disc


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA January 7, 1953

Taboo (03:13) (Lecuona)
Stella by starlight (03:22) (Young)

Issues:
NBC Orthacoustic broadcast, AFRS SK-16


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA January 13, 1953

Taboo (03:23) (Lecuona)
 

Issues:
audio tape


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA January 15, 1953

Yesterdays (03:45) (Kern)
 
Issues:
NBC Orthacoustic broadcast AFRS-SK-19


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA January 18, 1953

Stella by starlight (03:20) (Young)
 
Issues:
NBC Orthacoustic broadcast AFRS-SK-20, First Heard FH-40














Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA January 20, 1953

Yesterdays (Kern)

Issues:
audio tape and/or acetate disc





Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA January 21, 1953

Stella by starlight (03:33) (Young)

Issues:
audio tape and/or acetate disc



Ben Webster

Ben Webster acc by Johnny Richards' Orchestra : Don Elliott (tp,mello) Eddie Bert (tb) Sam Rubinowitch (as, pic) Ben Webster (ts) Sidney Brown (bar) Billy Taylor (p) Milt Hinton (b) Jo Jones (d) Johnny Richards (arr,cond)

New York, January 23, 1953

9956-8  Hoot  (2:29)  EmArcy EP1-6011, MG26006
9957-5  Pouting (*)  (2:54)  EmArcy EP1-6011, MG26006
9958-4  The iron hat (*#)  (3:03) EmArcy EP1-6011, MG26006, J-270
9958-6  The iron hat (alt take,+) (2:59)

Note :
Entire session on EmArcy (J) 175J-3/4, EmArcy 824836-2, (J) 30JD-148/9 (CD).
 (*) These 2 titles on EmArcy MG 36051, (GB) 12013, Mercury (GB) MMB 12013 and Trip TLP5518.
All titles except (+) on EmArcy (J) PHCE-1052 (CD) entitled BEN WEBSTER ON EMARCY - STARDUST
(+) This title on Verve 528688-2 entitled THE MERCURY RECORDS JAZZ STORY (var)
(#) This title also on Membran (D) 222275-354 (CD-Box) entitled BATTLE OF SAXES Volume 1 (var)
EmArcy 824836-1 as THE COMPLETE BEN WEBSTER ON EMARCY
All titles except (+) on Classics (F) 71458 (cd) entitled BEN WEBSTER 1953 - 1954
All titles except (+) on Blue Moon (E) (E) BMCD 3042 entitled BEN WEBSTER BOUNCE BLUES
All titles also on Definitve (AND) DRCD 11256 entitled BEN WEBSTER COMPLETE 1953 LEADER STUDIO SESSIONS





 









Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Denon Kenneth Walton (bongos) Johnny Richards (arr)

Capitol Melrose Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles,CA January 28, 1953

11078  Stella by starlight (03:20) (Young-Washington) Capitol W569-7, Capitol T 569, Creative World ST 1030

Issues:
Capitol W 569-7 (EP)
Capitol EOX-569, Capitol WDX-569 Box Set entitled THE KENTON ERA
Capitol (Aus) SLA-001
Capitol (GB) LCT-6160
Capitol (J) ECJ-67001-43
AFRS BML-P-4120
Creative World ST 1030 Box Set entitled THE KENTON ERA








Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA January 30, 1953

Yesterdays (03:45) (Kern)

Issues:
radio tape




Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Georgia Auditorium, Vancouver, CAN February 3, 1953

Yesterdays (04:03) (Kern)

Issues:
radio tape




Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Bob Gioga (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Eugene Armory, Eugene, OR February 19, 1953

Taboo (Lecuona)
Stella by starlight (Young)

Issues:
radio tape





Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Henry „Hank“ Levy (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Aviatrix Xlub, Amarillo, TX March 3, 1953

Yesterdays (Kern)

Issues:
radio tape




Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Bill Russo, Frank Rosolino (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dick Meldonian, Vinnie Dean (as) Bill Holman, Lee Elliott (ts) Henry „Hank“ Levy (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Blue Note, Chicago, IL March 27, 1953

Yesterdays (03:55) (Kern)

Issues:
audio tape


Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Don Smith or Ruben McFall, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Tom Shepard or Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Vinnie Dean, Lee Konitz (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Henry Levy (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Glen Roberts or Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Blue Note, Chicago, IL April 2, 1953

Yesterdays (03:45) (Kern)

Issues:
Natasha Imports NI-4006 (cd) entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS   ORCHESTRA - 23 DEGREES NORTH, 82 DEGREES WEST






Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Don Smith, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Vinnie Dean, Lee Konitz (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Henry Levy (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Glen Roberts or Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Blue Note, Chicago, IL April 7, 1953

F-18330 Stella by starlight (Young)

Issues:
NBC Orthacoustic AFRS SK-24





Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Don Smith, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Vinnie Dean, Lee Konitz (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Henry Levy (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Glen Roberts (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Blue Note, Chicago, IL April 8, 1953

F-16028 Yesterdays (Kern) (3:28)

Issues:   
Orthacoustic AFRS ONS-3351
Pfanz (D) TX-1 (10 inch)




Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Don Smith, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Vinnie Dean, Lee Konitz (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Henry Levy (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY April 15, 1953

Taboo (03:00) (Lecuona)
Yesterdays (03:18) (Kern) Cornell Jazz (a 10 inch LP private university pressing)

Issues:
audio tape
Cornell Jazz (a 10 inch LP private university pressing)




Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Don Smith, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Vinnie Dean, Lee Konitz (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Henry Levy (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Birdland, NYC April 25, 1953

Yesterdays (Kern)

Issues:
audio tape



Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Don Smith, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Vinnie Dean, Lee Konitz (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Henry Levy (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Birdland, NYC April 30, 1953

Stella by starlight (Young)

Issues:
audio tape




Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Don Smith, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Vinnie Dean, Lee Konitz (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Henry Levy (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Birdland, NYC May 1, 1953

Taboo (Lecuona) (3:13)

Issues:
audio tape




Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Don Smith, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Vinnie Dean, Lee Konitz (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Henry Levy (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Birdland, NYC April 23 – May 6, 1953

Stella by starlight (Young)

Issues:
acetate disc AFRTS ASPB-15




Sonny Stitt

Don Elliott tp,mellophone / Kai Winding tb / Sid Cooper fl,piccolo,ts / Sonny Stitt as,ts-1 / George Berg bs / Horace Silver p / Charles Mingus b / Don Lamond dr / Johnny Richards arr,comp

Coastal Recording, NYC May, 18, 1953

R1156-2   Sancho Panza (1) (02:56) (Richards)   Roost 571, Roost OJ 1, Jazztone J 1231, Jazztone J 1263, Jazztone JAZ 719, Hall of Fame JG-612, Vogue(GB) VJD 555, Proper (GB) PROPERBOX 65
R1157-2   Sweet and lovely (02:57) (Arnheim-Daniels-Tobias) Roost 576, Roost RLP 1201, Vogue(GB) VJD 562
R1158-1  If I could be with you (02:20) (Johnson-Craemer)  Roost 571, Vogue(GB) VJD 562
R1159-2   Hooke's tours (1) (02:49) (Richards-Stitt)  Roost 576, Jazztone J 1231, Jazztone J 1263,  Jazztone JAZ 719, Hall of Fame JG-612, Vogue(GB) VJD 555, Proper (GB) PROPERBOX 65

Don Elliott mellophone / Kai Winding tb / Jerry Sanfino fl, ts / Sonny Stitt as,ts-1 / George Berg bs / Al Williams p / Charles Mingus b / Jo Jones dr,bongos / Santos or Luis Miranda congas / Johnny Richards arr,comp

Fultone Studios, NYC November 16, 1953

R1178-5/9  Loose walk (1) (02:51) (Stitt) Roost 584, Jazztone J 1231, Jazztone J 1263, Jazztone JAZ 719, Hall of Fame JG 612, Vogue(GB) VJD 555, Proper (GB) PROPERBOX 65 , 
R1179-3  Pink Satin (02:56) (Richards-Stitt) Roost 584, Jazztone J 1231, Jazztone J 1263, Jazztone JAZ 719, Hall of Fame JG 612, Vogue(GB) VJD 555, Proper (GB) PROPERBOX 65
R1180-4 Shine on Harvest Moon (02:33) (Bayes-Norworth) Roost 588, Vogue(GB) VJD 562
R1181-6 Opus 202 (1) (02:45) (Richards-Stitt) Roost 588, Vogue(GB) VJD 555, Proper (GB) PROPERBOX 65,

Issues:
Roost 571
Roost 576
Roost 584
Roost 588
All on Roost RLP 415 entitled SONNY STITT PLAYS ARRANGEMENTS FROM THE PEN OF JOHNNY RICHARDS
Roost OJ 1 entitled OPERATION JAZZ (var)
Jazztone J 1231 entitled MODERN JAZZ SPECTACULAR (var)
Jazztone JAZ 719 entitled SONNY STITT ALL-STARS
Hall of Fame JG 612 entitled EARLY MODERN (var)
Vogue(GB) VJD 555 entitled SONNY STITT STITT FOR STARTERS
Vogue(GB) VJD 562 entitled CHARLES MINGUS THE MINGUS CONNECTION
Proper (GB) PROPERBOX 65 (cd) entitled SONNY STITT SAX O’BEBOP
All on Universe (unknown number) SONNY STITT PLAYS ARRANGEMENTS FROM THE PEN OF JOHNNY RICHARDS
All on Mosaic MD9-208 (cd) THE COMPLETE ROOST SONNY STITT STUDIO SESSIONS
Fresh Sound (E) FS 0624 (cd) entitled SONNY STITT PLAYS ARRANGEMENTS FROM THE PEN OF JOHNNY RICHARDS AND QUINCY JONES














Stan Kenton
Buddy Childers, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Don Smith, Don Dennis (tp) Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon (tb) George Roberts (btb) Vinnie Dean, Lee Konitz (as) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts) Henry Levy (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Sal Salvador (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Chicago, IL July, 1953

Taboo (02:00) (Lecuona)

Issues:
Let‘s go to town LGTT-48
also on Deutsche Austrophon (D) DA 108 (cd) entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA JUNE VALLI LET’S GO TO TOWN





Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Don Smith, Ziggy Minichiello tp / Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon tb / Bill Smiley b-tb / Lee Konitz, Dave Schildkraut as / Zoot Sims, Bill Holman ts / Tony Ferina bs / Stan Kenton p / Barry Galbraith g / Don Bagley b / Stan Levey dr / Johnny Richards arr

Walhalla Theater, Wiesbaden, D September 9 or 10, 1953

Taboo (03:14) (Lecuona)

Issues:
Astral (CAN) JCD-101 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA KENTON ’53 CONCERT IN WIESBADEN





Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Don Smith, Ziggy Minichiello tp / Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon tb / Bill Smiley b-tb / Lee Konitz, Dave Schildkraut as / Zoot Sims, Bill Holman ts / Tony Ferina bs / Stan Kenton p / Barry Galbraith g / Don Bagley b / Stan Levey dr / Johnny Richards arr

Kongresssaal Deutsches Museum, München, D September 16, 1953

Taboo (03:13) (Lecuona)

Issues:
First Heard (GB) FH-50 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA EUROPE ‘53 PART TWO
Also on Sounds of yesterday DSOY 608 (cd) entitled STAN KENTON LIVE IN MUNICH 1953























Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Don Smith, Ziggy Minichiello tp / Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Keith Moon tb / Bill Smiley b-tb / Lee Konitz, Dave Schildkraut as / Zoot Sims, Bill Holman ts / Tony Ferina bs / Stan Kenton p / Barry Galbraith g / Don Bagley b / Stan Levey dr / Johnny Richards arr

Alhambra Theatre, Paris, F September 18, 1953

Taboo (03:37) (Lecuona-Russell) 

Issues:
Jasmine (GB/CZ) JASCD 640 entitled STAN KENTON ARTISTRY IN PARIS





Wendy Waye

Wendy Waye voc / Johnny Richards cond / studio big band with unknown musicians

NYC October 1953

45-85430 Press me (3:08)

Issues:
Coral 9- 61173
























Teddi King

Teddi King voc / Charlie Shavers tp / Jimmy Cleveland tb / Phil Bodner cl / other musicians unknown / strings added / Johnny Richards arr

This love of mine (3:50)
Flamingo (3:22)
That' for me (3:06)
Unforgettable (3:01)

Notes:
Remaining titles without Johnny Richards

Issues:
Coral CRL 57278 entitled TEDDI KING ALL THE KINGS' SONGS
Coral (E) 254795-1 entitled TEDDI KING ALL THE KINGS' SONGS
Coral (J) CRL 57278 entitled TEDDI KING ALL THE KINGS' SONGS
Coral/Verve (J) 9639 entitled TEDDIE KING ALL THE KINGS‘ SONGS
All also on Avid Jazz (CD) (unknown number) entitled TEDDI KING FOUR CLASSIC ALBUMS PLUS








Sylvia Syms


Don Elliott tp,mellophonium,vib / Kai Winding tb / Al Cohn ts / Danny Bank bs / Elliott Eberhard p / Clyde Lombardi b / Jimmy Campbell dr / Johnny Richards arr

NYC February 9, 1954

1205 Comes love (2:30) Atlantic LP 1243, Atlantic(J) AMCY-1070
1206 Tea for two (3:00) Atlantic LP 1243, Atlantic(J) AMCY-1070
1207 I want a little boy (2:39) Atlantic LP 1243, Atlantic(J) AMCY-1070
1208 Paradise (2:47) Atlantic LP 1243, Atlantic(J) AMCY-1070

Issues:
Atlantic LP 1243 entitled SYLVIA SYMS SINGS
prob. some titles issued on Atlantic ALS-137 (10inch) entitled SONGS BY SYLVIA SYMS
Atlantic(J) AMCY-1070 (cd) entitled SYLVIA SYMS SINGS
Koch (cd) entitled SYLVIA SYMS SINGS
Jasmine (cd) entitled SYLVIA SYMS
MSI Music (J) WPCA-25182 SYLVIA SYMS SINGS























Helen Merrill

Johnny Richards cond,arr / Helen Merrill voc / Janet Putman harp / prob. Barry Galbraith g / unknown b,dr,strings,frh,woodwinds

NYC middle of February 1954

10317-?  Alone together (alt.take) (3:14)
10317-? Alone together (3:14) EmArcy MG-16000
10318 Glad to be unhappy (2:50)
10319 This is my night to cry (3:06) mArcy MG-16000
10320-?  How's the world treating you (alt.take) (2:57) 
10320-? How's the world treating you (2:56)

Issues:
EmArcy MG-16000 (single)
All exept alt.takes) on EmArcy 514 074-2 (cd) entitled HELEN MERRILL DREAM OF YOU
All on Mercury 826 340-1 entitled THE COMPLETE HELEN MERRILL MERCURY






Stan Kenton

Buddy Childers, Ziggy Minichelli, Sam Noto, Stu Williamson, Don Smith (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Frank Rosolino, Milt Gold, Joe Ciavardone (tb) George Roberts (btb) Dave Schildkraut, Charlie Mariano (as) Bill Perkins, Mike Ciccetti (ts) Tony Ferina (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Bob Lesher (g) Don Bagley (b) Stan Levey (dr) Guest: Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Johnny Richards (arr)

Portland, Oregon, February 28, 1954

On the Alamo 

Issues:
Artistry Records AR2-102 entitled THE DEFINITIVE KENTON






Wendy Waye

Wendy Waye voc / Johnny Richards cond / studio orchestra incl. woodwinds and strings

NYC April 1954

45-86138 I don't see me in your eyes anymore

Issues:
Coral 9-61173




Teddi King

Teddi King voc / Ruby Braff tp / Jimmy Jones p / Milt Hinton b / Joe Jones dr / Johnny Richards comp

prob. NYC 1954

22294 Love is a now and then thing (Richards) (2:34) 

Issues:
Storyville SLP-314 (10inch) entitled STORYVILLE PRESENTS MISS TEDDI KING
Vogue (GB) L.D.E. 142 (10inch) entitled STORYVILLE PRESENTS MISS TEDDI KING
Storyville (J) PA-3116 entitled STORYVILLE PRESENTS MISS TEDDI KING
All also on Avid Jazz (CD) (unknown number) entitled TEDDI KING FOUR CLASSIC ALBUMS PLUS







Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra

Dizzy Gillespie tp,voc-1 / John Barrows, Jimmy Buffington, Jim Chambers, Fred Klein frh / Danny Bank bs / Georg Berg, Jack Greenberg, Tim Parshley woodwinds / Wynton Kelly p / Percy Heath b / Jimmy Crawford dr / + strings / Johnny Richards arr,cond

September 16, 1954

1984 Roses of Picardy (4:38)
1985 Silhouette (3:56)
1986 Can you recall? (3:27)
1987 O solow (1) (5:06)

Issues:
1984 + 1985 Fine Sound (no number) (Cut 1, Cut 2)
1986 + 1987 Fine Sound (no number) (Cut 1, Cut 2)
Norgran MG N-1023 entitled DIZZY AND STRINGS / DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS BIG BAND
prob. Norgran MG N-1090 entitled DIZZY BIG BAND is a re-issue of Norgran MG N-1023
Verve MG V-8178 = Verve(J) MV 2671 entitled DIZ BIG BAND ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY JOHNNY RICHARDS
all also on Avid Jazz (CD) (unknown nubmer) entitled DIZZY GILLESPIE FOUR CLASSIC ALBUMS


























Johnny Richards

Joe Wilder (tp) John Barrows (frh) Julius Baker (fl) Vincent J.Abato (cl) Robert Bloom (oboe) Harold Goltzer (bassoon) Johnny Smith (g) Jack Lesberg (b) Sol Gubin (d,tymp) Johnny Richards (arr,cond)

New York, February 22, 1955

EB2290 Annotations of the muses pt 1 (08:49) (Richards) Legende LP 1401, Mosaic MS 017
EB2291 Annotations of the muses pt 2 (07:07) (Richards) Legende LP 1401, Mosaic MS 017
EB2292 Annotations of the muses pt 3 (06:20) (Richards) Legende LP 1401, Mosaic MS 017

Issues:
Legende LP 1401 entitled ANNOTATIONS OF THE MUSES
Mosaic MS 017 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS
Naxos (CD) 9.81139JZ entitled RICHARDS ANNOTATIONS OF THE MUSES










Stan Kenton and his Orchestra

Ed Leddy,Vinnie Tanno,Sam No-to,Lee Katzman,Phil Gilbert,Al Mattaliano (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick,Carl Fontana, Kent Larsen (tb) Don Kelly (b-tb) Irving Rosenthal,Julius Watkins (fhr) Jay McAllister (tu) Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Perkins,Lucky Thompson (ts) Billy Root (bar) Stan Kenton (p) Ralph Blaze (g) Curtis Counce (b) Mel Lewis (d) Saul Gubin (tymp) Willie Rodriguez (bgo) Tommy Lopez (cga) George Laguna (timb) Roger Mozian (claves) Mario Alvarez (maraccas) Johnny Richards comp

NYC May 22, 1956
21130 Recuerdos (Reminiscences) (5:02)
21131 Fuego cubano (Cuban fire) (unissued)

Same but Vinnie Tanno plays (flhrn-l)

New York, May 23, 1956

21131 Fuego cubano (6:03)
21132 Quien sabe ? (Who knows) (1) (4:50)
21133 El congo valiente (Valient congo) (+) (5:53)

George Gaber (tymp) replaces Saul Gubin, rest same

New York, May 24, 1956

21134 La suerte de los tontos (4:20)
21135 La guera baila (+) (5:10)  
21136 Tres corazones (2:59) Capitol T 20244, Creative World ST 1028

Issues:
Capitol 1-731 entitled STAN KENTON CUBAN FIRE!
(+)  Capitol 2-731 entitled STAN KENTON CUBAN FIRE!
All issued titles on Capitol T 731 entitled STAN KENTON CUBAN FIRE!
All issued titles on Capitol SM-11794 entitled STAN KENTON CUBAN FIRE!
Capitol T 20244
All issued titles on Creative World ST 1008 entitled STAN KENTON CUBAN FIRE!
Creative World ST 1028 entitled The Fabulous Alumni of Stan Kenton
All on Capitol CDP 7 96260 2 (cd) entitled STAN KENTON CUBAN FIRE
Capitol 31504 (cd) entitled THE BEST OF STAN KENTON
same as on Capitol T 731 also on Avid AMCS 912 entitled STAN KENTON ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM




  








Johnny Richards

Johnny Richards (comp,arr) Pete Candoli,Buddy Childers,Maynard Ferguson (tp) Stu Williamson (tp,v-tb) Tommy Pederson,Frank Rosolino (tb) Milt Bernhart (tb) John Cave (fhr) Al Pollan (tu) Bill Holman (bassax) Charlie Mariano (as) Richie Kamuca (ts) Ronny Lang (piccolo,bar) Marty Paich (p) Buddy Clark (b) Stan Levey (d) Lou Singer (perc)

Los Angeles, August 1956

Waltz, anyone ? (5:57) 

Shorty Rogers (tp) added Don Kelly (b-tb) replaces Bernhart and Vince DeRosa (fhr) replaces John Cave

Los Angeles, August 1956

Band aide (5:00) 
Aijalon (+)  (5:39)
Burrito burracho (Inebriated donkey) (4:07)
Dimples (7:03)
For all we know (3:13) Bethlehem 11072, 
Long ago and far away (+) (2:52) Bethlehem 11072, 
Turn aboot (6:22)

Issues:
Bethlehem 11072
All on Bethlehem BCP-6011entitled SOMETHING ELSE BY JOHNNY RICHARDS
All on London (GB) LTZ-N15111 entitled SOMETHING ELSE BY JOHNNY RICHARDS
All on Bethlehem BCP 6032 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS SOMETHING ELSE AGAIN
All on Affinity (GB) AFF-155 entitled SOMETHING ELSE BY JOHNNY RICHARDS
All on Discovery DS 895 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS AIJALON
All on Fresh Sound (E) FSR 2207 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS SOFTLY…WILD…AND SOMETHING ELSE
(+) also on AAMCO ALP 302 Records entitled 4 LESSONS IN JAZZ (var)
















































Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton (p) Johnny Richards (arr,comp)

Macumba Club, San Francisco,CA November 5, 1956

El congo Valiente

Issues
Artistry AR-103 entitled STAN KENTON '56 IN CONCERT







Johnny Richards


Doug Mettome tp / Burt Collins tp / Jack Mootz tp / Jerry Kail tp / Jimmy Cleveland tb / Jim Dahl tb / Frank Rehak tb / Al Antonucci frh / Jay McAllister tuba / Gene Quill as / Frank Socolow ts / Bill Slapin piccolo,bs / Irv Butler bs / Wade Legge p / Chet Amsterdam b / Maurice Marks dr / Sol Gubin perc

Red Hill Inn, Pennsauken, N.J. April 6, 1957

Introduction/Theme (01:41)
Band Aide (04:59) 
Nina never knew (04:00) 
Boss man (05:38) 
Dimples (07:17)
El Congo Valiente (02:29)

Issues:
JAZZ HOUR JH-1010 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS BIG BAND - LIVE IN STEREO 1957-58






















Luis Tirmani

Unknown pers.

Prob. NYC ca 1957

The moon was yellow (03:13)

Issues:
EPIC LN 3311 LUIS TIRMANI A TOUCH OF CUBA
Uptown UPCD 27.62 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS ORCHESTRA KISS HER GOODBYE

Notes:
According to liner notes this was either arranged by Johnny Richards or by Luis Tirmani in the style of Johnny Richards.



























Johnny Richards

Johnny Richards (comp,arr) Burt Collins,Doug Mettome,Jerry Kail,Panl Cohen (tp) Jimmy Dahl,Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak (tb) Al Antonucci (fhr) Jay McAllister (tu) Gene Quill (as) Frank Socolow (ts) Bill Slapin (fl,bar) Shelly Gold (bassax) Hank Jones (p) Chet Amsterdam (b) Maurice Marks (d) Willie Rodriguez (perc)

New York, June 27, 1957

21602 Nipigon (04:28) 
21603 Ballad of Tappan Zee (05:03) 
21604 Nina never new (unissued)

same pers.

New York, July 8, 1957

21604 Nina never knew (03:02) 
21611 Walkin' (02:55) 
21611 Walkin‘ (02:56) Mosaic MS 017
21612 Cimaron (05:31) Mosaic MS 017

Notes: 
The binaural takes „Walkin‘, „Cimarron“ issued on Mosaic are most probably the takes given as unissued earlier

Issues: 
Capitol T 885 entitled WIDE RANGE JOHNNY RICHARDS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Creative World ST-1052 entitled WIDE RANGE JOHNNY RICHARDS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
All issued titles on Mosaic MS 017 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS






























Stan Kenton

Ed Leddy, Sam Not, Lee Katzman, Phil Gilbert, Bill Catalano tp / Kent Larsen, Archie LeCoque, Don Reed, Jim Amlotte, Ken Schroyer tb, b-tb / Lennie Niehaus as / Bill Perkins, Wayne Dunstan ts / Steve Perlo, Bill Robinson bs / Stan Kenton p, cond / Red Kelly b / Jerry McKenzie dr

Newport, Rhode Island, July 5, 1957

La Suerte De Los Tontos (Fortune Of Fools) (03:38)


Issues:
Pablo PACD-5312-2 (cd) entitled STAN KENTON ORCHESTRA STOMPIN‘ AT NEWPORT

Notes:
Remaining titles are no Johnny Richards arrangements























Johnny Richards

Johnny Richards (comp,arr) Burt Collins,Doug Mettome,Jerry Kail,Panl Cohen (tp) Jimmy Dahl,Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak (tb) Al Antonucci (fhr) Jay McAllister (tu) Gene Quill (as) Frank Socolow (ts) Bill Slapin (fl,bar) Shelly Gold (bassax) Hank Jones (p) Chet Amsterdam (b) Maurice Marks (d) Willie Rodriguez (perc)

New York, July 11, 1957

21612 Cimarron (06:05) (Richards) 
21637 So beats mv heart for you (01:51) (Ballard-Henerson-Waring)
21638 Young at heart (Richards) (unissued)
21638 Young at heart (02:24) (Richards) 
21639 Stockholm sweetnin‚ (02:43) (Q.Jones) 
21640 The nearness of you (03:00) (Carmichael-Washington) 
21641 Close your eyes (02:05) (Petkere) 

Issues: 
Capitol T 885 entitled WIDE RANGE JOHNNY RICHARDS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Creative World ST-1052 entitled WIDE RANGE JOHNNY RICHARDS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
All on Mosaic MS 017 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS




















same pers.

New York, July 30, 1957

21694 Lake Tahoe (04:09) (Richards)
21695 Tempest on the Charles (05:36) (Richards)

Issues: 
All on Mosaic MS 017 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS










Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton (p) Ann Richards (voc) Johnny Richards (arr)

Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa Beach, CA January 10-12, 1958

Old devil moon (ARvoc) 
Begin the beguine 
Get out of town 
I concentrate on you 
Beyond the blue horizon 

Issues:
Status CD-108 entitled ?



Stan Kenton


John Bello,Al Stewart,Doug Mettome,Jerry Kail,Burt Collins (tp) Frank Rehak, Eddie Bert,Jimmy Cleveland,Jim Dahl (tb) Al Antonucci (fhr) Jay McAllister (tu) Gene Quill (as) Frank Socolow (ts) Bill Slapin (bar,fl) Shelly Gold (bassax) Hank Jones (p) Whitey Mitchell (b) Maurice Marks (d) Joe Venuto (xyl,perc)

New York, January 14, 1958

21896 Terpsichore (Richards)
21897 Theme from concerto to end all concertos (Richards)

Slide Hampton (tb) replaces Rehak

New York, January 15, 1958

21898 Neolore (Legge)
21899 Omo ado (band vcl) (Richards)
21900 What is there to say (Duke-Harburg)

Paul Cohen (tp) Frank Rehak (tb) replace Bello and Hampton

New York, January 16, 1958

21901 How are things in Glocca Morra (Lane-Harburg)
21902 Je vous adore (Young-Coslow)
21903 This time (Weiss)
21904 No moon at all (Evans-Mann)

Issues:
The above Capitol recording said to have been issued on Cap T(S)981 was never released. However at a later date (1958) a new recording was made.



Stan Kenton


Sam Noto,Jules Chaiken, Billy Catalano,Lee Katzman,Phil Gilbert (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick,Archie LeCoque, Kent Larsen,Jim Amlotte (tb) Kenny Shroyer (b-tb) Vince DeRosa Jimmy Decker (fhr) Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Perkins,Richie Kamuca (ts) Bill Robinson, Steve Perlow (bar) Stan Kenton (p) Red Kelly (b) Jerry McKenzie (dr) Johnny Richards (comp,arr)

Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa Beach, January 20, 1958

18235 Horn of Hermes (unissued)
18237 I concentrate on you (03:19) (Porter)
18239 Rendezvous at sunset (04:15) (Richards)

DeRosa, Decker (fhr) out

same location, January 21, 1958

18241 Speak low (03:25) ((Weill-Nash)
18242 Begin the beguine (03:39) (Porter)
18243 Get out of town (02:36) (Porter)
18244 Out of this world (05:42) (Arlen-Mercer)
18251 Beyond the blue horizon (03:33) (Whiting-Harling-Robin)

Issues:
Capitol T 995, Creative World ST 1031 entitled STAN KENTON BACK TO BALBOA
All on Capitol 7243 5 965 2 1 (cd) entitled STAN KENTON BACK TO BALBOA


























































Johnny Richards

Doug Mettome tp / Burt Collins tp / Jimmy Cleveland tb / Jim Dahl tb / Gene Quill as / Frank Socolow ts / Wade Legge p / others unknown

Birdland, NYC January 1958

Introduction/Theme (01:01) 
Walkin‚ (05:57) 
So beats my heart for you (01:12) 

Issues:
JAZZ HOUR JH-1010 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS BIG BAND - LIVE IN STEREO 1957-58

























Johnny Richards

Johnny Richards (comp,arr) Ernie Royal,Burt Collins,John Bello,Ray Copeland (tp) Frank Rehak,Jimmy Cleveland,Jim Dahl (tb) Al Antonucci (fhr) Jay McAllister (tu) Gene Quill (as) Bill Slapin (fl,saxes) Frank Socolow,Seldon Powell (ts) Shelly Gold (bassax) Hank Jones (p) Chet Amsterdam (b) Jimmy Campbell (d) Joe Venuto (tymp) Sol Gubin (maracas) Sabu Martinez (bgo) Ubaldo Nieto (timb) Carlos Valdes (cga) Jose Man-gual (tambouri) Alvin Goldberg (perc) Dave Lambert Singers (vcl)

Webster Hall, New York, March 25, 1958

Oluo anu (Return of the dead) (06:55) (Richards) 

Webster Hall, New York, March 28, 1958

Kele kele (The smooth one) (04:18) (Richards) 
Ochun (Goddes Afrodita Yoruba) (04:29) (Richards) 

Webster Hall, New York, March 31, 1958

Omo ado (Son of Libertine) (06:05) (Richards) 

Al Stewart,Charlie Shavers. (tp) Julius Watkins (fhr) Pete Terrace,Raymond Rodriguez,Al Epstein (perc) replace Royal, Bello, Antonucci, Martinez, Mangual and Goldberg. Seldon Powell and Dave Lambert Singers out

Webster Hall, New York, April 17, 1958

La pecadora (The shrew) (07:41) (Richards) 
Ofo (Dance of the lost) (05:07) (Richards) 

Issues:
All on Roulette Birdland Series SR 52008 (mono) = Roulette Birdland Series SR 52008 (stereo) entitled THE RITES OF DIABLO
All on Esquire (GB) 32-076 entitled THE RITES OF DIABLO JOHNNY RICHARDS ORCHESTRA WITH THE DAVE LAMBERT SINGERS
All on Vogue (GB) VJD 566-2 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS THE ARRANGERS TOUCH
Mosaic MS 017 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS
An alternate take of "Omo ado" (6:07)  is announced as being available as MP3 via Internet


















Johnny Richards

Johnny Richards (comp,arr) Ray Copeland,Burt Collins,Al Stewart,John Bello (tp) Billy Byers,Jim Dahl,Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Julius Watkins (fhr) Jay McAllister (tu) Gene Quill (as) Frank Socolow (ts) Bill Slapin (bs,fl) Shelly Gold (bassax) Bob Pancoast (p) Chet Amsterdam (b) Jimmy Campbell (d) Joe Venuto (xyl,perc)

New York, April 28, 1958

21901 How are things in Glocca Morra (02:12) (Lane-Harburg) 
22125 Estoy cansado (I'm tired) (03:16) (Richards)
21896 Terpsichore (04:37) (Richards)
21899 Omo ado (band vcl) (04.20) (Richards) 
21900 What is there to say (02:18) (Duke-Harburg) 
21902 Je vous adore (03:12) (Young-Coslow) 

Paul Ingraham. (fhr) replaces Watkins

New York, April 29, 1958

21897 Theme from concerto to end all concertos (04:32) (Richards) 
21898 Neolore (03:05) (Legge) 
21903 This time (03:17) (Weiss)
21904 No moon at all (02:59) (Evans-Mann) 

Notes : Matrices allocated in this order, remake of a previous session.

Issues: 
All on Capitol T 981 entitled EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND JOHNNY RICHARDS
All on Discovery DS 915 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS JE VOUS ADORE
All on Mosaic MS 017 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS
22125 + 21900 on Capitol F 4094 (Single)


















Johnny Richards

Johnny Richards (comp,arr) Ray Copeland, Burt Collins, John Bello (tp) unknown tp, Billy Byers,Jim Dahl,Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Billy Byers (tb) Julius Watkins (fhr) Jay McAllister (tu) Gene Quill (as) Frank Socolow (ts) Bill Slapin (bs,fl) Shelly Gold (bs) Bob Pancoast (p) prob. Chet Amsterdam (b) Charlie Persip (d) Joe Venuto (xyl,perc)

Birdland, NYC August 2, 1958

Introduction/Theme (01:03)
Band aide (04:57)
What is there to say (2:38) 
Afoo, Dance of the lost (03:06) 
Dimples (07:26)

Issues:
JAZZ HOUR JH-1010 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS BIG BAND - LIVE IN STEREO 1957-58
























Johnny Richards

Session 1
David Allyn voc / Clyde Reasinger, Burt Collins, Ray Copeland, Jerry Kail tp / Jimmy Cleveland, Billy Byers tb / Al Antonucci frh / Phil Woods as / Frank Socolow ts / Billy Slapin bs, picco / Shelly Gold bass sax / Bobby Pancoast p / Chet Amsterdam b / Charlie Persip dr / + unknown musicians, incl harp

Intro & Theme (01:20) 
Kiss her goodbye (01:55) 
Juke jumps (02:05) 
Nightmare (03:05) 
At the beach (01:36) 
Another chance (03:35) 
Grown up (03:49) 
Special friends (03:20) 
Emily (01:02) 
Confession (01:54) 
End title (02:51) 

Issues:
All on Uptown UPCD 27.62 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS ORCHESTRA KISS HER GOODBYE























Johnny Richards 

Session 2
Burt Collins tp / Jim Dahl, Jimmy Cleveland tb / Al Antonucci frh / Gene Quill as / Frank Sokolow ts / Billy Slapin bas, piccolo / Bobby Pancoast p / Chet Amsterdam b / Charlie Persip dr

On the wagon (02:27)
Shutters (02:19) 
Playground (01:41) 
The baby‘s missing (03:28) 

Issues:
Prob. all on Warner Brothers LP-5078
All on Uptown UPCD 27.62 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS ORCHESTRA KISS HER GOODBYE
























Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton (p) Johnny Richards (arr,comp)

unknown location November 6, 1958

La muerte de los tontos
I concentrate on you

Issues:
Artistry AR-1010 entitled STAN KENTON ON THE ROAD
















Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton (p) Johnny Richards (arr,comp)

Keesler Airbase, unknown location November 11, 1958

La muerte de los tontos (04:04) Jazz Hour HR-1010

Issues:
Jazz Hour JH-1010 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS BIG BAND LIVE IN STEREO 1957-58






















Johnny Richards

Pers. Burt Collins, John Bello, Ray Copeland, Jerry Kail tp / Jim Dahl, Frank Rehak tb / Joe Singer frh / Jay McAllister tuba / Gene Quill as / Frank Sokolow ts / Billy Slapin bs, piccolo / Shelly Gold bass sax / Johnny Knapp p / Chet Amsterdam b / Charlie Persip dr / unknown perc

Rec. Birdland, NYC February 19, 1959

Theme (Fuego Cubano – So beats my heart for you (00:51) 
Ochun (04:12) 
Estoy cansado (03:42) 
Dimples (07:30) 
Laura (04:21) 

Issues:
Uptown UPCD 27.62 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS ORCHESTRA KISS HER GOODBYE






















Johnny Richards

Pers. Burt Collins, John Bello, Ray Copeland, Jerry Kail tp / Jim Dahl, Frank Rehak tb / Joe Singer frh / Jay McAllister tuba / Dave Schildkraut as / Frank Sokolow ts / Billy Slapin bs, piccolo / Shelly Gold bass sax / Johnny Knapp p / Chet Amsterdam b / Charlie Persip dr / unknown perc

Rec. Birdland, NYC February 24, 1959

Theme (Fuego Cubano – So beats my heart for you (01:19) 
Dimples (+) (06:40) 
Band aide (04:56) 
Laura (+) (04:07) 

Issues:
Uptown UPCD 27.62 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS ORCHESTRA KISS HER GOODBYE
(+) available as MP3 via Internet






















Mary Ann McCall

Mary Ann McCall voc / Burt Collins tp + 3 unknown tp / 3 unknown tb / unknown frh / Gene Quill as / unknown ts / unknown piccolo,bs / unknown bassax / unknown tuba / unknown p / unknown b / unknown dr / unknown tympani / Johnny Richards cond,arr
Sure: Burt Collins, tp; Frank Socolow, ts; Eddie Costa, vb; John Knapp, p; Chet Amsterdam, b; Charlie Persip, d;

March 2, 1959 NYC

Melancholy nights (3:08) 
The thrill is gone (2:18) 
Blue and sentimental (3:13)
Melancholy (is a friend of mine) (3:40)

same but 1 unknown fl / 1 unknown tp / unknown rhyhtm section / 8 unknown cello

My melancholy baby (3:18) 
Trouble is a man (2:38) 
My old flame (2:41) 
Melancholy mood (3:12) 

same but 1 unknown tp / 1 unknown ts / unknown vib / unknown rhythm section

A lover is blue (3:19) Coral (GB) FEP 2042, 
Blue (and broken hearted) (2:33) Coral (GB) FEP 2041, 
Am I blue (3:33) Coral (GB) FEP 2041,
Sentimental and melancholy (2:45) Coral (GB) FEP 2040, 

Issues:
Coral (GB) FEP 2040, 2041, 2042
Coral CRL 57276 (mono) = Coral CRL 757276 (stereo) = Coral(J)MVJJ-30045 = MCA (J)MCA-3054 entitled MARY ANN MCCALL MELANCHOLY BABY























Stan Kenton

Bud Brisbois, Frank Huggins, Jack Sheldon, Joe Burnett, Roger Middleton (tp) Kent Larsen, Jim Amlotte, Archie Le Coque, Bob Olson, Bill Smiley (tb) Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Trujillo, Richie Kamuca (ts) Sturi Swenson (as,bs) Billy Root (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Red Kelly (b) Jerry McKenzie (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas,CA February 2, 1959

31175 I concentrate on you (3:36) 

Issues:
Capitol T 1460 entitled STAN KENTON AT THE TROPICANA
MFP (GB) MFP 1088 entitled STAN KENTON AT THE TROPICANA
Creative World ST 1032 entitled STAN KENTON AT THE TROPICANA

Notes:
Remaining tracks are no Johnny Richards arrangements









Stan Kenton

Bud Brisbois, Frank Huggins, Jack Sheldon, Joe Burnett, Roger Middleton (tp) Kent Larsen, Jim Amlotte, Archie Le Coque, Bob Olson, Bill Smiley (tb) Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Trujillo, Richie Kamuca (ts) Sturi Swenson (as,bs) Billy Root (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Red Kelly (b) Jerry McKenzie (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Humbolt State College, Arcata,CA February 1959

I concentrate on you (03:18 Fresh Sound(E) FSR-3000

Issues: 
Fresh Sound(E) FSR-3000 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA RECORDED LIVE IN CONCERT AT HUMBOLT STATE COLLEGE IN ARCATA, CALIFORNIA 1959






Stan Kenton

prob. Bud Brisbois, Frank Huggins, Jack Sheldon, Joe Burnett, Roger Middleton (tp) Kent Larsen, Jim Amlotte, Archie Le Coque, Bob Olson, Bill Smiley (tb) Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Trujillo, Richie Kamuca (ts) Sturi Swenson (as,bs) Billy Root (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Red Kelly (b) Jerry McKenzie (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Country Fair Building, Ukiah, CA February 26, 1959

The way you look tonight (4:17)
The nearness of you (4:05)

Issues:
Status CD 109 entitled STAN KENTON AT UKIAH 1959






Stan Kenton

prob. Bud Brisbois, Rolf Ericsson, Frank Huggins, Jack Sheldon, Joe Burnett, Roger Middleton (tp) Kent Larsen, Jim Amlotte, Archie Le Coque, Bob Olson, Bill Smiley (tb) Charlie Mariano or Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Trujillo, Richie Kamuca (ts) Sturi Swenson (as,bs) Billy Root (bs) Stan Kenton (p) Red Kelly (b) Jerry McKenzie (dr) Mike Pachecco perc / Johnny Richards (arr)

July 5, 1959 Freebody Park, Newport, R.I.

La suerte de los tontos (5:23)

Issues:
Jasmine Records (GB) JASBOX 1-3 entitled THE STANMKENTON ORCHESTRA LIVE AT NEWPORT








Johnny Richards

Burt Collins,Jerry Kail,John Bello,Ray Copeland (tp) Billy Byers,Jimmy Cleveland,Jim Dehl (tb) Julius Watkins (fhr) Jay McAllister (tu) Gene Quill (as) Frank Socolow (ts) Bill Slapin (bar,fl,piccolo) Shelly Russell (bs) John Knapp (p) Warren Smith Jr. (perc) Chet Amsterdam (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d) Johnny Richards (comp,arr,dr)

NYC May 12, 1959

107309 Laura (4:26)
107310 Three cornered hat (4:30) 

Ted Sommer (perc) replaces Smith

New York, May 14, 1959

107311 Walk softly (2:58)
107312 The way you look tonight (4:09) 

Clyde Reasinger (tp) Joe Singer (fhr) Dave Schildkraut (as) replace Bello, Watkins and Quill

New York, May 19, 1959

107313 You go to my head (4:04)
107314 Sunday's child (3:24)
107315 Run wild (4:20)

New York, June 6, 1959.

107317 Tempest on the Charles (5:21) 
107319 Oscar G. blues (unissued)

New York, June 9, 1959

107316 Yemaya (6:57)
107318 Alone together (2:30) 

Notes: 
107310 as "Three cornered cat" on cover and label (Coral)

Issues
All issued titles on Coral CR-57304 (mono) = Coral CRL-57304 (stereo) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS WALK SOFTLY / RUN WILD
All issued titles on Coral (GB) LVA 9122 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS WALK SOFTLY / RUN WILD
All issued titles on Jasmine (GB) JAS 1500 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS WALK SOFTLY - RUN WILD
All issued titles on Fresh Sound (E) FS 2207 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS SOFTLY…WILD…AND SOMETHING ELSE!
All issued titles on Coral (J) SLCM 7 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS WALK SOFTLY - RUN WILD







Stan Kenton and his Orchestra

Johnny Richards arr / Stan Kenton p

Marine Corps Center, Bartow, CA January 30, 1960

The way you look tonight Status CD 1001

Issues
Status CD 1001 ?



Stan Kenton

Bud Brisbois, Al Porcino, John Anderson, Steve Huffstetter, Bob Rolfe (tp) Dicke Hyde, Bob Fitzpatrick, Dave Sanchez, Jim Amlotte, Bob Knight (tb) Gabe Baltazar (as) Paul Renzi, Modesto Brisano (ts) Marvin Holladay, Wayne Dunstan (bs) Bob Harrington (p) Don Bagley (b) Art Anton (dr) Ann Richards (voc) Stan Kenton (cond,leader) Johnny Richards (arr)

Los Angeles,CA July 21, 1960

34233 My kinda love (ARvoc) (4:51)
34234 Suddenly I'm sad (ARvoc) (4:12

Bud Brisbois, Al Porcino, John Anderson, Steve Huffstetter, Bob Rolfe (tp) Dicke Hyde, Bob Fitzpatrick, Dave Sanchez, Jim Amlotte, Bob Knight (tb) Gabe Baltazar (as) Paul Renzi, Modesto Brisano (ts) Marvin Holladay, Wayne Dunstan (bs) Bob Harrington (p) Don Bagley (b) Art Anton (dr) Ann Richards (voc) Stan Kenton (cond,leader) Johnny Richards (arr)

July 22, 1960

34242 All or nothing at all (ARvoc) (4:08)

Issues:
All on Capitol (S)T 1495 entitled ANN RICHARDS - STAN KENTON TOO MUCH!
All also on Creative World ST 1067 entitled ANN RICHARDS - STAN KENTON TOO MUCH!
All also on EMI (unknown number) entitled ANN RICHARDS





The Many Moods Of Ann Richards/Two Much!



Stan Kenton and his Orchestra

Bud Brisbois, Dalton Smith, Sam Noto, John Audino, Steve Huffstetter, Bob Rolfe (tp) Dicke Hyde, Ray Sikora, Jim Amlotte, Bob Knight (tb) Albert Polan (tuba) Dwight Carver, Joe Burnett, Bill Horan, Tom Wirtel (mellophonium) Gabe Baltazar (as) Sam Donahue, Paul Renzi (ts) Marvin Holladay (bs) Wayne Dunstan (bs,bass-sax) Stan Kenton (p) Pete Chivily (b) Art Anton (dr) George Acevedo (conga) Johnny Richards (arr)

September 19, 1960

34520 Malibu moonlight (3:51) Capitol F 4500
34521 El panzon (4:34)

Issues:
Capitol F 4500
All on Creative World ST 1066 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA BY REQUEST VOLUME V
All also on Capitol CDP 796260 2 entitled STAN KENTON CUBAN FIRE






Stan Kenton

Bud Brisbois, Dalton Smith, Sam Noto, John Audino, Steve Huffstetter, Bob Rolfe (tp) Dicke Hyde, Ray Sikora, Jim Amlotte, Bob Knight (tb) Albert Polan (tuba) Dwight Carver, Joe Burnett, Bill Horan, Tom Wirtel (mellophonium) Gabe Baltazar (as) Sam Donahue, Paul Renzi (ts) Marvin Holladay (bs) Wayne Dunstan (bs,bass-sax) Stan Kenton (p) Pete Chivily (b) Art Anton (dr) George Acevedo (conga) Johnny Richards (arr)

September 20, 1960

34544 Wagon (3:06)

Issues:
Capitol(NL) 5C052.80799 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA ARTISTRY IN JAZZ
Capitol CDP 796260 2 entitled STAN KENTON CUBAN FIRE





Ben Webster


Johnny Richards arr,cond / Ben Webster ts / Gene DiNovi p,celeste / Don Bagley b / Frank Capp dr / Edgar Lustgarten, Armand Kaproff, Victor Gottlieb, Raphael Kramer cello

LA, CA January 18, 1961

Stella by starlight (3:03)
The sweetheart of Sigma Chi (2:28)
Time after time (3:12)
I'm beginning to see the light (2:48)
The Whiffenpoof song (2:28)
There's no you (3:17)
Nancy (3:14)

Johnny Richards arr,cond / Ben Webster ts / Don Trenner p,celeste / Don Bagley b / Frank Capp dr / Alfred Lustgarten, Lisa Minghetti violin / Cecil Figelski viola / Armand Kaproff cello

LA, CA January 19, 1961

Accent on youth (3:02)
But beautiful (2:54)
With every breath I take (3:06)
It was so beautiful 3:26)
It's so easy to remember (3:12) 

Issues:
All on Reprise R 2001 entitled BEN WEBSTER THE WARM MOODS
All on Discovery/Trend DSCD-818 (cd) entitled BEW WEBSTER WITH STRINGS - THE WARM MOODS
All on Acoustic Jazz Classics AJC-140746 entitled BEN WEBSTER THE WARM MOODS + BBB & Co
All on Collectables (unknown number) entitled BEW WEBSTER WITH STRINGS - THE WARM MOODS
All on unknown entitled BEN WEBSTER WITH STRINGS THE WARM MOODS
All on unknown Japan CD




 







Stan Kenton

Dalton Smith, Bud Brisbois,Conte Candoli,Larry McGuire,Sanford Skinner,Bob Rolfe,Ernie Bernhardt (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick,Paul Heydorff (tb) Jim Amlotte,Dave Wheeler (b-tb) Clive Acker (tu) Dwight Carver,Gene Roland,Joe Burnett,Gordon Davison (mellophone) Gabe Baltazar (as) Sam Donahue,Paul Renzi (ts) Marvin Holladay (bar) Wayne Dunstan (bar,bassax) Stan Kenton (p) Pete Chivily (b) Jerry Lestock McKenzie (d) Larry Bunker (tymp) Mike Pacheco (bgo) George Acevedo (cga)

Hollywood,LA,CA March 15, 1961

35529 Maria (04:25) 
Maria (edited version of Mx 36650) (-) Capitol 4666
35530 Prologue (04:05) 
35531 Tonight (03:40)  
Tonight (edited version of Mx 36653) (-) Capitol 4666
35532 Something's coming (-) (unissued)
35533 America (04:37) 

Hollywood, March 16, 1961
35532 Something's coming (03:35) 
35534 I feel pretty (03:50) 


Jack Spurlock (tb) replace Heydorff. Lou Singer (tymp) added

Hollywood,LA, CA April 11, 1961

35716 Gee, Officer Krupke (02:58) 
35717 Taunting scene (The rumble) (03:50) 
35718 Cool (04:23) 
35719 Somewhere (finale) (03:10) 

Issues: 
All except (-) on Capitol (S) T 1609 entitled KENTON's West Side Story
All except (-) on Creative World ST 1007 entitled KENTON's West Side Story
All except (-) on Capitol 7 24382 99142 7 (cd) entitled KENTON‘S WEST SIDE STORY








Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton p / Johnny Richards comp, Gene Roland comp / Lennie Niehaus arr

Hollywood, LA,  CA July 5, 1961

36110 How do I look in blue? (02:53)

Issues:
Capitol (S) T 1674 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA SOPHISTICATED APPROACH
Creative World ST 1018 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA SOPHISTICATED APPROACH
Capitol 873849 (cd) entitled STAN KENTON ROMANTIC APPROACH / SOPHISTICATED APPROACH








Frank Capp (tymp) added

Hollywood, LA, CA July 6, 1961

36117 Gee, Officer Krupke (unissued)



Stan Kenton

same pers.

Hollywood,LA, CA July 7, 1961

36116 Love theme from "Splendor in the grass" (2:56) Creative World ST 1069
36117 Gee, Officer Krupke (1) (unissued)

Issues:
Creative World ST 1069 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA BY REQUEST VOLUME VI























Stan Kenton

prob. same pers. as above

unknown location July 28 or October 19, 1962

Maria

Issues:
Ozone LP 13 entitled STAN KENTON

















Stan Kenton

August 11, 1962 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

a. Festival – Toccata and Fugue (06:10) Tantara T4CD-1116

Issues:
Tantara T4CD-1116 (cd-Box entitled STAN KENTON REVELATIONS






















Stan Kenton

same pers

Hollywood,LA, CA September 27, 1962

38438 Septuor from Antares (3:53) Capitol (S)T1844, Creative World ST 1011, Capitol 7243 855454 2 9
38439 Artemis and Apollo (4:35) Capitol (S)T1844, Creative World ST 1011, Capitol 7243 855454 2 9

same pers.

Hollywood, September 28, 1962

38460 Apercu (Aspect) (3:55) Capitol (S)T1844, Creative World ST 1011, Capitol 7243 855454 2 9
38461 Let your love walk in in (JTvoc) (2:24) Capitol ?, Creative World ST 1069
38462 How do I look in blue? (1) (JTvoc) (3:02) Capitol ?, Creative World ST 1069

Issues:
Capitol (S)T 1844 entitled FROM THE CREATIVE WORLD OF STAN KENTON COMES ADVENTURES IN TIME
Creative World ST 1011 entitled FROM THE CREATIVE WORLD OF STAN KENTON COMES ADVENTURES IN TIME
Capitol 7243 855454 2 9 entitled FROM THE CREATIVE WORLD OF STAN KENTON COMES ADVENTURES IN TIME
Creative World ST 1069 entitled STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA BY REQUEST VOLUME VI






























Stan Kenton

Johnny Richards arr / Stan Kenton p

Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown, PA October 20, 1962

Tonight

Issues: 
Joyce 1110 entitled STAN KENTON'S MELLOPHONIUM BAND



Stan Kenton

Johnny Richards arr / Stan Kenton p

Brant Inn, Burlington, Ont. June 12, 1963

Ghengiz Khan (4:24)

Notes: 
supposed to be composed by Johnny Richards (not by Dee Barton)

Issues: 
First Heard (GB) FRH 45 entitled STAN KENTON THE BEST OF BRANT INN




















Stan Kenton

Tommy Porello, Buzzy Mills, Ronnie Ossa, Bob Berendt, Ron Keller (tp) Jiggs Whigham, Bob Curnow, Chris Swanson, Jim Amlotte, Dave Wheeler (tb) Tony Scodwell, Bob Crull, Robert Faust, David Horton (mellophoniums) Gabe Baltazar, Steve Marcus, Ray Florian, Dale Norris, Joel Kaye (sax ) Stan Kenton (p) John Worster (b) Dee Barton (dr) Johnny Richards (arr)

Odeon, Birmingham, GB November 22, 1963

Cuban Fire Medley Jazz Groove(GB) 005 (11:15)

Notes: 
first three parts of the suite

Issues: 
Jazz Groove (GB) 005 entitled STAN KENTON KENTON IN ENGLAND





Stan Kenton


Dalton Smith, Marvin Stamm, Bob Behrendt,Keith LaMotte,Gary Slavo (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick,Bud Parker, Tom Ringo (tb) Jim Amlotte (b-tb) Dave Wheeler (b-tb,tu) Ray Starling,Dwight Carver,Joe Burnett,Lou Gasca (mellophone) Gabe Baltazar (as) Don Menza,Ray Florian (ts) Allan Beutler (bar) Joel Kaye (bar,bassax) Stan Kenton (p) Bucky Calabrese (b) Dee Barton (d) Steve Dweck (perc) Jean Turner (vcl) Johnny Richards (arr,comp,cond) Lennie Niehaus arr-1

Hollywood,LA, CA September 24, 1962

38296 Commencement (3:10)
38297 Quintile (unissued)

same pers.

Hollywood,LA,CA, September 25, 1962

38297 Quintile (7:01)

same pers.

Hollywood, LA,CA, September 26, 1962

38430 March to Polaris (5:57) 
38434 Artemis (5:36)
38435 3 x 3 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 72 (4:29)

Issues: 
All issued on Capitol (S)T 1844 entitled FROM THE CREATIVE WORLD OF STAN KENTON COMES ADVENTURES IN TIME
All issued on Creative World ST 1011 entitled FROM THE CREATIVE WORLD OF STAN KENTON COMES ADVENTURES IN TIME
All issued on Capitol 7243 855454 2 9 (cd) entitled FROM THE CREATIVE WORLD OF STAN KENTON COMES ADVENTURES IN TIME





























Hugo Loewenstern

Hugo Loewenstern cl,as / other pers. Unknown / unknown strings / Johnny Richards arr


NYC and Hollywood, CA 1964

Encantado (02:31)
If I had you (03:23)
Catnip (02:38)
When sonny gets blue (03:51)
Mary Lou (02:42)
To a sleepy beauty (03:17)
How am I to know (03:18)
Little girl blue (03:24)
Flamingo (03:09)
Spring valley (02:43)
A gentle breeze (03:17)
Hu-go's there (02:13) 

Issues: 

All on JAZZ ART SPECTACULAR LP 1103 entitled THE ARTISTRY OF HUGO LOEWENSTERN - WHO SAID GOOD MUSIC IS DEAD???





Johnny Richards

Ray Copeland,Burt Collins,Jerry Kail,Bob McCoy (tp,flh) Jiggs Whigham,Tom McIntosh, Bill Watrous (tb) Ray Starling (mello) Jay McAllister (tu) Jerry Dodgion (as) Frank Perowsky (ts) Joel Kaye (bs,piccolo) Shelly Gold (bassax) John Knapp (p) Chet Amsterdam (b) Ronnie Bedford (d) Warren Smith Jr. (perc)


New York, October 4, 1964

Get me to the church on time (03:55) (Lerner-Loewe)
On the street where you live (03:53 ) (Lerner-Loewe)
I could have danced all night (03:06 ) (Lerner-Loewe)
Wouldn't it be loverly (03:44 ) (Lerner-Loewe)
Show me (03:46 ) (Lerner-Loewe)
The rain in Spain (04:06 ) (Lerner-Loewe)
I've grown accustomed to her face (03:13 ) (Lerner-Loewe)
With a little bit of luck (03:20 ) (Lerner-Loewe)

Issues:
All on Roulette R52114 entitled MY FAIR LADY - MY WAY Arranged AND Conducted by JOHNNY RICHARDS
All on Fresh Sound (E) FSR-609 entitled MY FAIR LADY - MY WAY Arranged AND Conducted by JOHNNY RICHARDS
All on Vogue (GB) VJD 566-1 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS THE ARRANGERS TOUCH - MY FAIR LADY - MY WAY
All on Mosaic MS 017 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS

















Stan Kenton and his Orchestra

Israel Baker, Jack Gootkin, Harry Bluestone, Bernard Kundell, Lou Raderman, Elliott Fisher, Isadore Roman, Marshall Sosson (vln) Phillip Goldberg, Gary Nuttycombe, Myron Sandler (viola) Joe DiTullio, Armand Kaproff, David Pratt, Emmett Sargeant, Joe Saxon (cello) Stan Kenton (p) Howard Heitmeyer (g) Bill Pittman (el-g) Jimmy Bond (b) Carol Kaye (el-b) Earl Palmer (d,bgo) + Choir : Betty Joyce, Billie Barnum, Jacqueline Allen, Gerri Engemann, Jimmy Joyce, Wayne Dunstan, Jay Meyer, Dick Castle (vcl-1) Henry Levine (arr,cond)


Hollywood, Ca., December 21, 1965

55482 Make me love you (Roland – Richards) (hle arr) (02:15) Cap 5572


Issues:

Capitol 5572 (Single)


Johnny Richards

Burt Collins, Ray Copeland, Jerry Kail, Nat Pavone,Marvin Stamm (tp) Bill Watrous, Garnett Brown, Wayne André or Mickey Gravine (tb) Ray Starling (mellophonium) Don Butterfield (tu) Arnie Lawrence (as) Clifford Jordan (ts) Joel Kaye (bs,piccolo) Johnny Campo (bassax) Johnny Knapp (p) Chet Amsterdam (b) Ronnie Bedford (dr) Steve Little, Chino Pozo (perc)

New York, December 1966

Viva Gordo (02:36) (Richards)
Nada mas (03:29) (Richards)
El sombrero de metal (04:11) (Richards)
Plata de azul (03:35) (Richards)
Manzanita (04:26) (Richards)
Imprevu (02:44) (Richards)
Chapultepec (04:02) (Richards)
Me voy (03:08) (Richards)
Pulque (04:28) (Richards)

Issues:
All on Roulette (S) R25351 entitled AQUI SE HABLA ESPANOL SPANISH SPOKEN HERE JOHNNY RICHARDS ORCHESTRA
All on Reactivation (GB) JR 148 entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS AQUI SE HABLA ESPANOL
All on Mosaic MS 017 (cd) entitled JOHNNY RICHARDS








Soundtracks:

High Crimes (2002) (title: "Young at Heart")
The Kid (2000) (title: "Young at Heart") aka Disney's The Kid (USA: complete title)
Liberty Heights (1999) (title: "Young at Heart")
"Vengeance Unlimited" (1 episode, 1998) ... aka Mr. Chapel
Eden (1998) TV episode (title: "Young At Heart")
Gia (1998) (TV) (title: "Young At Heart")
It Could Happen to You (1994) (title: "Young at Heart")
Havana (1990/I) (title: "Ochun")
Dream a Little Dream (1989) (title: "YOUNG AT HEART")
Young at Heart (1987) (title: "Young at Heart")
The Front (1976) (title: "Young at Heart")

"The Perry Como Show" (1 episode, 1966) aka Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (USA: new title)
... aka The Chesterfield Supper Club
Episode dated 28 March 1966 (1966) TV episode (title: "Young at Heart")

Composer:
Kiss Her Goodbye (1959)
Gold Fever (1952)


UP AND DOWN: RICHARDS, JAZZ SPOTS AND NEW THING

(Ausschnitt aus einem Jazzbrief von Eric T.Vogel an das Jazzpodium, dort in 14(1965) Heft 6)


In den letzten Monaten hat sich in New York auf dem Jazzgebiet soviel ereignet, daß man geneigt sein könnte, von einem Wiederanwachsen des Interesses an dieser Musik zu sprechen.
Von besonderem Gewicht war das Auftreten des Johnny Richards Orchesters im Village Gate. Ich brauche Johnny Richards nicht mehr besonders vorzustellen, zumal ich schon vor Jahren ausführlich im Jazzpodium über ihn berichtet habe, als er mit seiner Band im Birdland spielte und auch recht gute Platten veröffentlichte. Seine Big Bands, mit denen er nach seiner Tätigkeit als Arrangeur für Stan Kenton an die Öffentlichkeit trat, waren nie beständig, da es heute in den USA unmöglich ist, ein großes Orchester mit derartigen musikalischen Ambitionen finanziell zu halten. Johnny Richards vermochte es nur, indem er sich durch seine Filmtätigkeit die notwendigen Rücklagen verschaffte. Aber auch damit konnte er es sich nur zeitweise leisten, seine musikalischen Ideen durch eine eigene Big Band zu realisieren. Daran änderte auch das große Aufsehen nichts, das er vor etwa 4 Jahren mit einer großartig besetzten Band erregte. Nicht weniger glanzvoll war nun sein neues Orchester besetzt, das er im Village Gate vorstellte. Trompete spielten Chet Ferretti, Dave Gale, Ray Copeland und Burt Collins; Posaune Oliver Haydn-Wigham, Bill Watrous und Garnett Brown, in der ReedSection saßen Jerry Dodgion und Charlie Mariano as, Frank Perowski ts, Joel Kaye bs, piccolo-fl , und Shelly Gold bass-sax. Ray Starling blies Mellophon. Jay McAllister Tuba und die Rhythmusgruppe bildeten Johnny Knapp p, Chet Amsterdam b, Ronnie Bedford dm und Warren Smith percussion. Die Musik, die Richards bot, war sehr gut, und als Solisten bestachen besonders die Trompeter Burt Collins und Ray Copeland, sowie der Posaunist Garnett Brown, der lange mit George Russell zusammen gespielt hat.
Die Arrangements von Richards sind nach den heutigen Begriffen zwar nicht mehr die modernsten und lassen sich nicht mit denen von Gil Evans vergleichen, sind aber in ihrem Aufbau großartig und wirken vor allem in ihrer kontrapunktischen Anlage. Vorbildlich war auch die Dynamik der Band, deren Spannweite vom zartesten Pianissimo bis zum grellsten Fortissimo reichte. Freilich swingte das Orchester nicht so wie das von Count Basie und war auch nicht so innig mit dem Jazz verwachsen wie das von Ellington, doch bot es dem Musikfreund viel Interessantes, wobei nicht zuletzt die Klangfarbe, die alle Arrangements von Johnny Richards aufweisen, immer wieder faszinierte. Und wer seine Platten kennt, wird bestätigen, daß er ein Meister des Arrangierens ist, Er weiß die einzelnen Instrumente in meist kontrapunktischem Einsatz zu klanglich großartigen melodischen Verflechtungen zu führen und gelangt zu Resultaten. die auch den Freunden der Musik eines Johann Sebastian Bach Freude machen dürften. Als Solisten möchte ich auch Ray Starling hervorheben, der einige Jahre bei Stan Kenton mitwirkte, und der das schwer zu spielende Mellophon virtuos beherrscht. Auch der Pianist Johnny Knapp verdient hohes Lob.
Das Johnny Richards Orchester trat an fünf Wochenenden im Village Gate auf und zwar in einem Programm mit dem auf Komik eingestellten Folksinger Dick Gregory. Es ist die Politik dieses Lokales, die Darbietungen immer derart gemischt zu haIten. Dann spielte die Band ein oder zwei Wochen im Birdand. Dieses Lokal, das sich stolz "jazz corner of the world" nannte. scheint den Jazz nun endgültig vom Programm gestrichen zu haben. Anfang Mai hatte man dort ein großes Plakat ausgehängt, auf dem stand "Birdland Goes Go go" Das bedeutet, daß man sich auf eine Plattendiskothek umstellte, wobei allerdings nur Jazzaufnahmen laufen, zu denen das Publikum tanzen kann. Als ich einen Besuch machte, "gastierte" das Lester Young Quartett - mit anderen Worten: es wurden Platten von dieser Gruppe gespielt.
Johnny Richards, der übrigens mit seinen Bearbeitungen von Melodien aus "My fair lady" den größten Erfolg hatte, mußte indessen nach Absolvierung der angeführten Engagements seine Band wieder auflösen, da er sonst keine Auftrittsmöglichkeiten mehr hatte. Eine bedauerliche Tatsache besonders deshalb, weil die Band immer besser wurde und die Musiker, die Richards speziell nach der Konzeption seiner Musik auswählte, mit spürbarer Freude bei der Sache waren.




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