Wynton Kelly discography

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Wynton Kelly was a jazz pianist. His appearances on record date from 1948 to 1970 and include more than a dozen albums under his own name and more than 120 as a sideman.


As leader/co-leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Notes
1951 Piano Interpretations Blue Note Trio, with Oscar Pettiford and Franklin Skeete (bass; separately), Lee Abrams (drums, congas)
1958 Piano Riverside Quartet, with Kenny Burrell (guitar), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
1959 Kelly Blue Riverside Trio, with Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums); some tracks are sextet, with Nat Adderley (cornet), Bobby Jaspar (flute), Benny Golson (tenor sax) added
1959 Kelly Great Vee Jay Quintet, with Lee Morgan (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
1960 Kelly at Midnight Vee-Jay Trio, with Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
1961 Wynton Kelly! Vee-Jay Trio, with Paul Chambers and Sam Jones (bass; separately), Jimmy Cobb (drums)
1959–61 Someday My Prince Will Come Vee-Jay Trio, with Paul Chambers and Sam Jones (bass; separately), Jimmy Cobb (drums); one track is quintet, as on Kelly Great
1963 Comin' in the Back Door Verve With orchestra conducted by Claus Ogerman on most tracks, and Kenny Burrell (guitar), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums)
1964 It's All Right! Verve Quintet on most tracks, with Kenny Burrell (guitar), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums), Candido Camero (conga); The Tommy Rey Caribe Steel Band added on one track
1965 Undiluted Verve Trio, with Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums); quintet on one track, with Ray Stevenson (flute), unknown (percussion) added
1965 Smokin' at the Half Note Verve Quartet, with Wes Montgomery (guitar), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums); in concert
1965 Blues on Purpose Xanadu Trio, with Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums); in concert; released 1983[1]
1966 Full View Milestone Trio, with Ron McClure (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums)
1967 Interpretations Vee-Jay Quartet, with Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Cecil McBee (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums); in concert
1968 Last Trio Session Delmark Trio, with Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums)
1968 In Concert Vee-Jay Quartet, with George Coleman (tenor sax), Ron McClure (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums); in concert; released 1977[2]

As sideman[edit]


Year recorded Leader Title Label
1958 Pepper Adams and Jimmy Knepper The Pepper-Knepper Quintet MetroJazz
1958 Julian "Cannonball" Adderley Things Are Getting Better Riverside
1959 Julian "Cannonball" Adderley Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago Mercury
1959 Julian "Cannonball" Adderley Cannonball Takes Charge Riverside
1961 Julian "Cannonball" Adderley African Waltz Riverside
1961 Julian "Cannonball" Adderley Plus Riverside
1959 Nat Adderley Much Brass Riverside
1960 Nat Adderley That's Right! Riverside
1961 Nat Adderley Naturally! Jazzland
1964 Lorez Alexandria Alexandria the Great Impulse!
1964 Lorez Alexandria More of the Great Lorez Alexandria Impulse!
1970 Gene Ammons Night Lights Prestige
1960 Walter Benton Out of This World Jazzland
1957 Art Blakey Theory of Art RCA
1960 Bob Brookmeyer Jazz Is a Kick Mercury
1961 Joy Bryan Make the Man Love Me Contemporary
1957 Donald Byrd and Gigi Gryce Modern Jazz Perspective Columbia
1958 Donald Byrd Off to the Races Blue Note
1958 Betty Carter Out There Peacock
1959 Paul Chambers Go Vee-Jay
1960 Paul Chambers 1st Bassman Vee-Jay
1960 James Clay and David "Fathead" Newman The Sound of the Wide Open Spaces!!!! Riverside
1957 Jimmy Cleveland Cleveland Style EmArcy
1959 John Coltrane Giant Steps Atlantic
1959 John Coltrane Coltrane Jazz Atlantic
1959 Sonny Criss At the Crossroads Peacock
1959 Miles Davis Kind of Blue Columbia
1960 Miles Davis and John Coltrane Copenhagen 1960 Royal Jazz
1960 Miles Davis and Sonny Stitt Live in Stockholm 1960 Dragon
1961 Miles Davis Someday My Prince Will Come Columbia
1961 Miles Davis In Person, Vol. 1 – Friday Night at the Blackhawk Columbia
1961 Miles Davis In Person, Vol. 2 – Saturday Night at the Blackhawk Columbia
1961 Miles Davis Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall Columbia
1961 Miles Davis Live Miles: More Music from the Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert Columbia
1968 Donna Drake Donna Sings Dinah Luxor
1954 Art Farmer Early Art New Jazz
1959 Curtis Fuller The Curtis Fuller Jazztet Savoy
1952 Dizzy Gillespie Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions Savoy
1954 Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy and Strings Norgran
1957 Dizzy Gillespie Birks' Works Verve
1957 Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy in Greece Verve
1957 Dizzy Gillespie and Stuff Smith Dizzy Gillespie and Stuff Smith Verve
1957 Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie at Newport Verve
1957 Benny Golson Benny Golson's New York Scene Contemporary
1957 Benny Golson The Modern Touch Riverside
1962 Benny Golson Turning Point Mercury
1960 Paul Gonsalves Gettin' Together Jazzland
1970 Dexter Gordon The Jumpin' Blues Prestige
1960 Bunky Green My Babe Exodus
1960 Grant Green First Session Blue Note
1956 Johnny Griffin Introducing Johnny Griffin Blue Note
1957 Johnny Griffin A Blowin' Session Blue Note
1959 Johnny Griffin The Little Giant Riverside
1957 Shafi Hadi The Complete Debut Recordings [Charles Mingus] Debut
1964 Eddie Harris Cool Sax, Warm Heart Columbia
1959 Jimmy Heath The Thumper Riverside
1964 Jimmy Heath On the Trail Riverside
1959 Bill Henderson Bill Henderson Sings Vee-Jay
1968 Joe Henderson Four Verve
1968 Joe Henderson Straight, No Chaser Verve
1957 Ernie Henry Seven Standards and a Blues Riverside
1957 Ernie Henry Last Chorus Riverside
1956 Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues Verve
1961 Helen Humes Swingin' with Humes Contemporary
1961 Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery Bags Meets Wes! Riverside
1969 Illinois Jacquet The Blues; That's Me! Prestige
1962 Eddie Jefferson Letter from Home Riverside
1954 J. J. Johnson The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 2 Blue Note
1959 Philly Joe Jones Drums Around the World Riverside
1961 Philly Joe Jones and Elvin Jones Together! Atlantic
1961 Sam Jones The Chant Riverside
1962 Sam Jones Down Home Riverside
1969 Clifford Jordan In the World Strata-East
1960 King Curtis The New Scene of King Curtis New Jazz
1960 King Curtis Soul Meeting Prestige
1962 Roland Kirk Domino Mercury
1957 Steve Lacy Soprano Sax Prestige
1957 Abbey Lincoln That's Him! Riverside
1958 Abbey Lincoln It's Magic Riverside
1959 Abbey Lincoln Abbey Is Blue Riverside
1960 Booker Little Booker Little Time
1965 Johnny Lytle The Loop Tuba
1966 Johnny Lytle New and Groovy Tuba
1962 Chuck Mangione Recuerdo Jazzland
1957 Charles Mingus The Complete Debut Recordings Debut
1958 Blue Mitchell Big 6 Riverside
1959 Blue Mitchell Out of the Blue Riverside
1959 Blue Mitchell Blue Soul Riverside
1960 Blue Mitchell Blue's Moods Riverside
1962 Blue Mitchell A Sure Thing Riverside
1958 Hank Mobley Peckin' Time Blue Note
1960 Hank Mobley Soul Station Blue Note
1960 Hank Mobley Roll Call Blue Note
1961 Hank Mobley Workout Blue Note
1961 Hank Mobley Another Workout Blue Note
1962 Wes Montgomery Full House Riverside
1965 Wes Montgomery Other Sessions at the Half Note 1965 All Blues
1965 Wes Montgomery Willow Weep for Me Verve
1957 Lee Morgan Lee Morgan Vol.3 Blue Note
1957 Lee Morgan, Al Grey, Billy Mitchell Dizzy Atmosphere Specialty
1960 Lee Morgan Here's Lee Morgan Vee-Jay
1961 Mark Murphy Rah Riverside
1960 David Newman Straight Ahead Atlantic
1968 Cecil Payne Zodiac Strata-East
1960 Art Pepper Gettin' Together Contemporary
1957 Paul Quinichette and Charlie Rouse The Chase Is On Bethlehem
1957 Sonny Red Two Altos Savoy
1959 Sonny Red Out of the Blue Blue Note
1959 Dizzy Reece Star Bright Blue Note
1956 Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins, Volume 1 Blue Note
1957 Sonny Rollins Newk's Time Blue Note
1957 A. K. Salim Pretty for the People Savoy
1959 Wayne Shorter Introducing Wayne Shorter Vee-Jay
1961 Don Sleet All Members Jazzland
1959–60 Frank Strozier Fantastic Frank Strozier Vee-Jay
1960 Art Taylor A.T.'s Delight Blue Note
1957 Clark Terry Serenade to a Bus Seat Riverside
1960–61 Teri Thornton Devil May Care Riverside
1967 Phil Upchurch Feeling Blue Milestone
1957 Various Jazz Is Busting out all Over! Savoy
1957 Various Sittin' In Verve
1970 Various Super Black Blues, Vol. 2 Flying Dutchman
1955 Dinah Washington For Those in Love EmArcy
1955 Dinah Washington Dinah! EmArcy
1958 Dinah Washington Newport '58 EmArcy
1962 Dinah Washington Back to the Blues Roulette
1960 Nat Wright The Biggest Voice in Jazz Warwick
1952 Lester Young The President Lester Young, Vol. 3 Ambrosia
1952 Lester Young The President Lester Young, Vol. 4 Ambrosia


Year recorded Leader Title Label
1948 Hal Singer "A Plug for Cliff" / "Cornbread" Savoy
1948 Hal Singer "Swanee River" Savoy
1949 Billy Stewart "Porgy" / "Day In, Day Out" Savoy
1949 Babs Gonzales "Prelude to a Nightmare" Capitol
1949 Eddie Vinson "Person to Person" King
1949 Eddie Vinson "Wineola" / "Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red" King
1949 Eddie Vinson "Featherbed Mama" King
1949 Eddie Vinson "Ashes on My Pillow" / "No Good Woman Blues" King
1949 Eddie Vinson "I'm Gonna Wind Your Clock" / "I'm Weak but Willing" King
1950 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis "I'm Gonna Eat You with a Spoon" / "If the Motif Is Right" Birdland
1950 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis "Little Rock" / "The Lock" Birdland
1951 Dinah Washington "Just One More Chance" / "Baby Did You Hear" Mercury
1951 Dinah Washington "Be Fair to Me" / "Saturday Night" Mercury
1951 Dinah Washington "If You Don't Believe I'm Leaving" / "I'm a Fool to Want You" Mercury
1951 Dinah Washington "Just One More Chance" / "Baby Did You Hear" Mercury
1952 Dinah Washington "Wheel of Fortune" / "Tell Me Why" Mercury
1952 Dinah Washington "New Blow-Top Blues" / "Trouble in Mind" Mercury
1952 Dinah Washington "Mad About the Boy" / "I Can't Face the Music" Mercury
1952 Dinah Washington "Stormy Weather" Mercury
1952 Dinah Washington "Pillow Blues" / "Double Dealing Daddy" Mercury
1954 Dinah Washington "No, No, No, You Can't Love Two" / "Big Long Slidin' Thing" Mercury
1955 Dinah Washington "That's All I Want from You" / "You Stay on My Mind" Mercury



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  2. ^ Dryden, Ken "Wynton Kelly: In Concert: Review". AllMusic. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "Wynton Kelly Discography Project". jazzdisco.org Retrieved January 12, 2014.
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  5. ^ Pepper, Art; Pepper, Laurie (2013) Straight Life. Canongate.
  6. ^ "Savoy Records Catalog: 78 rpm 500/600 series". jazzdisco.org Retrieved December 29, 2013.