Appendix A:
Gigi Gryce Composition/Recording Index

This is an expanded and updated version of Appendix A found on pp. 343-364 of “Rat Race Blues: The Musical Life of Gigi Gryce” by Noal Cohen and Michael Fitzgerald, Berkeley Hills Books, Berkeley, CA, 2002. It will be further updated regularly as new recordings of Gryce’s compositions appear. (Latest Update – June 6, 2017)

The following index presents all of Gryce’s recorded compositions, along with representative recordings on which the composition can be found. The year(s) of U. S. copyright registration is (are) given if known. Form, recorded key, and harmonic relationships to “standard” compositions are indicated where appropriate. It is an imposing task to comprehensively identify songs present on recordings issued worldwide, over a 70-year period. Therefore, some examples may have been omitted and we apologize to any artists, or their heirs, whose versions of Gryce compositions have been overlooked. All issues of a given recording are not presented, but an effort has been made to list, primarily, CD reissues (availability of any items listed is not guaranteed). When no CD reissue exists, the original or a representative LP issue is given. Recording dates are given as year/month/day with 00 indicating that the month or day is unknown. If no recording date information could be found, the release year is given. Recording dates in italics can be found in the Discography. Copyright information is provided for compositions or folios not found in Appendix B.

Abbreviations: (Dan.) Danish; (Eng.) English; (Eu.) European; (Fr.) French; (Ger.) German; (It.) Italian; (Jpn.) Japanese; (Sp.) Spanish; (Swd.) Swedish.

  • Al-Gashiya (Al Ghashiya, Gashiya) 1953, 1956

2008/03/31: Chris Byars, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Steeplechase (Dan.) SCCD 31662 (CD)

Note: The title refers to a Chapter or Surah in the Quran describing “The Overwhelming Event.”

The 1956 copyright deposition outlines a suite based on three themes:

            Theme I (“bounce,” 18 bars)

            Theme II (“slow,” 8 bars)

            Theme III (“fast,” 12 bars)

The 1953 composition with this title (copyright reg. no. EU 306293) is scored for small orchestra (brass, woodwinds, strings, tympani, snare drum, cymbal) and voices with narrator and was probably written when Gryce was a student at Boston Conservatory.

  • Anne Marie (I Need You So) 1955

32-bar form (ABAC), B-flat major

53/09/26: Gigi Gryce, Bebop In Paris, Volume 2, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 88116 2 (CD)

53/09/28: Lucky Thompson/Gigi Gryce, Street Scenes, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 15467 2 (CD)

53/10/09: Gigi Gryce, The Complete Paris Collection, Vol. 5, Vogue (Jpn.) DY5903-3 (LP)

2008/03/31: Chris Byars, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Steeplechase (Dan.) SCCD 31662 (CD)

  •  Au Tabou – see Stupendous-Lee
  •  Autumn Serenade – see In a Meditating Mood
  •  B.G.’s Holiday (Hannah’s Holiday) 1957, 1958

64-bar form (AABA), C major

57/10/17: Benny Golson, Benny Golson’s New York Scene, Contemporary OJCCD-164-2 (CD)

Note: CD liner notes incorrectly attribute this composition to Benny Golson.

  •  Baba’s Blues 1958

12-bar form, blues in C major

58/06/00: Gigi Gryce, Gigi Gryce, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSR-CD 1637 (CD)

2008/03/31: Chris Byars, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Steeplechase (Dan.) SCCD 31662 (CD)

  • Baby 1954 (Eu 381410, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954)

32-bar form (AABA), B-flat major

53/10/08: Clifford Brown, The Complete Paris Sessions Vol. 2, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 45729 2 (CD)

61/02/15: Jacques Pelzer Quartet, Featuring Dino Piana, Cetra (It.) DLP 6 (LP), RearwaRD (It.) RW 134 (CD)

  • Back Breaker, The 1960

32-bar form (AABA), B-flat major

60/03/11: Gigi Gryce, Saying Somethin’!, Prestige/New Jazz OJCCD-1851-2 (CD)

  • Basheer’s Dream 1955

32-bar form (AABA), G minor

55/03/29: Kenny Dorham, Afro-Cuban, Blue Note CDP 7 46815 2 (CD)

2004/04/00: Spam All Stars, Contra los Roboticos Mutantes, Spammusica 75199 (CD)

2013/07/00: Amy London, Darmon Meader, Dylan Pramuk, Holli Ross, The Royal Bopsters Project, Motéma 182 (CD); Note: Listed on CD as “Basheer, the Snake and the Mirror.”

  • Batland (Bat Land) 1956

12-bar form, blues in F major

57/02/25: Art Taylor, Taylor’s Wailers, Prestige OJCCD-094-2 (CD); Note: Liner notes attribute this composition to “Lee Sears,” which was a Gryce pseudonym.

57/07/05: Gigi Gryce–Donald Byrd, Jazz Laboratory/Cecil Taylor Quartet At Newport, Verve 314 589 764-2 (CD)

57/08/09: Gigi Gryce–Donald Byrd, Jazz Lab, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSR-CD 82 (CD)

59/03/23: Nat Adderley, Much Brass, Riverside OJCCD-848-2 (CD); Note: Identified incorrectly as “Blue Concept” in liner notes.

  • Blue Concept (Blue Conception, Conception) 1956

12-bar form, blues in B-flat major

53/09/29: Clifford Brown, The Complete Paris Sessions Vol.1, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 45728 2 (CD)

54/05/19: Art Farmer, When Farmer Met Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-072-2 (CD)

57/01/13: Donald Byrd–Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab/Modern Jazz Perspective, Collectables COL-CD-5674 (CD)

95/00/00: Eddie Engels, New Beginning, Habiba-Music unnumbered (CD)

2005/03/02: Göran Palm & Uffe Flink Trio, Blue Concept, Liphone Records LiCD 3238 (CD)

2006/06/01: Gary Kavanagh-Allison Neale Quintet, Blue Concept, 33 Records (Eng.) 33JAZZ175 (CD)

Note: This composition has no relation to George Shearing’s “Conception.”

  • Blue Getz Blues – see Eleanor
  • Blue Lights 1955

12-bar form, blues in F minor

54/05/19: Art Farmer, When Farmer Met Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-072-2 (CD)

56/10/24: Johnny Smith, The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions, Mosaic MD8-216 (CD)

57/03/12: Coleman Hawkins, The Hawk Flies High, Riverside OJCCD-027-2 (CD)

57/03/03: Clifford Jordan–John Gilmore, Blowing in from Chicago, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28977 2 9 (CD)

57/08/09: Gigi Gryce–Donald Byrd, Jazz Lab, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSR-CD 82 (CD)

58/00/00: Hank Jones, The Talented Touch, Capitol S/T-1044 (LP) (CD reissue – Okra-Tone 4972.2)

59/01/29: Eddie Costa, House of Blue Lights, Dot DLP-3206 (LP); Note: Listed as “House of Blue Lights.”

60/11/09: Gigi Gryce, Reminiscin’, Mercury MG 20628/SR 60628 (LP)

65/06/00: Billy Larkin and the Delegates, Blue Lights, Aura 23003/83003 (LP) (CD reissue – Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSR-CD 392)

67/04/00: D.B. Shrier, D.B. Shrier Emerges, Alfa DSM 100 (LP)

68/10/12: Art Farmer–Phil Woods, What Happens…Art Farmer & Phil Woods Together, CAM Jazz (It.) CAMJ 7745-2 (CD)

93/05/10: Either/Orchestra, Across the Omniverse, Accurate AC-3372 (CD)

94/05/06: Junko Onishi, Live at the Village Vanguard II, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 33418 2 5 (CD); Note: Listed as “House of Blue Lights.”

2000/00/00: Louis Stewart with Bill Charlap Trio, Gift, Ashbrown Productions, APE001 (CD – recording date unknown)

2003/01/20: Jan Lundgren, Blue Lights, Marshmallow (Jpn.) MMEX-101 (CD)

2005/07/10: Rein de Graaff Trio with Herb Geller and John Marshall, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Blue Jack Jazz (Du.) BJJR 042 (CD)

2008/03/31: Chris Byars, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Steeplechase (Dan.) SCCD 31662 (CD)

2008/summer: Mike Nock Trio, An Accumulation of Subtleties, FWM Records (Australia) 001 (2010 CD); Note: Listed on CD as “House of Blue Lights.”

2014/08/07-08: The Bon Bones (Yu Uesugi & Itsumi Komano Quintet), Melba’s Mood, Somethin’ Cool (Jpn.) SCOL 1006 (CD)

  • Blues for Tomorrow (Club Dues) 1958

12-bar form, blues in F major

57/06/25: Coleman Hawkins, Blues Wail: Coleman Hawkins Plays the Blues, Prestige PRCD-11006-2 (CD)

93/06/20: Louis Durra, Dreaming, self-produced (CD)

  • Blues in the Jungle 1960

12-bar form (12/8), blues in G minor

60/03/11: Gigi Gryce, Saying Somethin’!, Prestige/New Jazz OJCCD-1851-2 (CD)

  •  Blues Shout 1961

12-bar form, blues in F major

60/05/25: Hank Crawford/Leo Wright, The Soul Clinic/Blues Shout, Collectables COL-CD-6281 (CD)

  • Boxer’s Blues, The (You Left Me With the Boxer’s Blues) 1955

12-bar form, blues in F major

Lyrics by Ira Gitler

60/06/07: Gigi Gryce, The Rat Race Blues, Prestige New Jazz OJCCD-081-2 (CD)

  • Brown Skins 1956, 1958

Introductory section is 32-bar form (AABA), E-flat major; fast section based on chord changes of “Cherokee”, B-flat major

53/09/25: Lionel Hampton, Swiss Radio Days, Vol. 18, TCB (Swi.) 2182 (CD)

53/09/28: Clifford Brown, The Complete Paris Sessions Vol.1, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 45728 2 (CD)

  •  Capri 1956, 1958

36-bar form (ABAC, 8+8+8+12), B-flat major

53/06/22: J.J. Johnson, The Eminent J.J. Johnson Vol. 1, Blue Note CDP 7 81505 2 (CD), Clifford Brown, The Complete Blue Note and Pacific Jazz Recordings, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4 (CD)

Note: Played in a different key (E-flat major), slightly different melody, probably altered by Johnson on the recording of June 22, 1953, to fit better on trombone.

53/11/02: Henri Renaud Quintet, Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 40937 2 (CD)

55/05/26: Art Farmer, When Farmer Met Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-072-2 (CD)

57/07/30: Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce, Complete Jazz Lab Studio Sessions #2, Lone Hill Jazz (Sp.) LHJ10254 (CD)

57/10/17: Benny Golson, Benny Golson’s New York Scene, Contemporary OJCCD-164-2 (CD)

  •  Casbah, The 1957

32-bar form (AA’BA), second A up a fourth, E-flat minor/major

59/04/07: Max Roach, The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions, Mosaic MD7-201 (CD)

Note: This composition is unrelated to “Casbah” by Tadd Dameron.

  •  Casino 1955

32-bar form (AABA), G major

57/03/08: Art Blakey, Midnight Session, Savoy (Jpn.) SV 0145 (CD)

  •  Clock Work 1954 (Eu 381409, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954)

32-bar form (AABA), C major

55/06/09: Henri Renaud, Trio, Sextet & All Stars, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 60638 2 (CD); Note: Listed on CD and in discographies as “Clockworm.”

  •  Club Dues – see Blues for Tomorrow
  •  Conception – see Blue Concept
  • Consultation 1954 (Eu 381403, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954)

32-bar form (AABA), D-flat major

53/11/02: Henri Renaud Quintet, Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 40937 2 (CD)

93/06/00: Jacques Pelzer Quartet, Salute to the Band Box, Igloo IGL 106 (CD)

  • Conversation Piece – see Minority
  •  Dancing the Gigi (Strange Feelin’) 1961

12-bar form, blues in F major

61/00/00: Gigi Gryce, Doin’ the Gigi, Uptown UPCD 27.64 (CD)

Note: This is not the “Strange Feelin’” recorded in 1960 and issued on the LP The Rat Race Blues (composer credit to Sam Finch).

  • Deltitnu 1954 (Eu 381404, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954)

32-bar form (AABA), B-flat major, chord changes of “I Got Rhythm”

53/09/28: Clifford Brown, The Complete Paris Sessions Vol. 1, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 45728 2 (CD)

54/05/19: Art Farmer, When Farmer Met Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-072-2 (CD)

93/06/00: Jacques Pelzer Quartet, Salute to the Band Box, Igloo IGL 106 (CD)

  •  Early Morning Blues 1957, 1958

16-bar form (12/8) (AA’), F major

57/09/03: Donald Byrd–Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab/Modern Jazz Perspective, Collectables COL-CD-5674 (CD)

  •  Eleanor (Blue Getz Blues, Stan’s Blues) 1954 (Eu 381405, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954)

12-bar form, blues in B-flat major

51/10/28: Stan Getz, The Complete Roost Recordings of Stan Getz, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59622 2 6 (CD); Note: Listed as “Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid” which theme is also played on the same live track.

53/11/02: Henri Renaud Quintet, Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 40937 2 (CD)

54/05/20: Art Blakey, Blakey, Verve 314 538 634-2 (CD)

74/07/04: Stan Getz, Avery Fisher Hall, New York, NY, Wolfgang’s Vault #424 (Digital Download); Note: Listed as “Stan’s Blues.”

74/08/09: Bill Evans/Stan Getz, But Beautiful, Milestone MCD-9249-2 (CD; 1996 release); Note: Listed as “Stan’s Blues.”

76/11/20: Woody Herman, Early Autumn, Bluebird 61062-2 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Blue Getz Blues.”

87/07/06: Stan Getz Quartet, Anniversary, EmArcy 838 769 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Stan’s Blues.”

89/06/29: Stan Getz, Soul Eyes, Concord CCD-4783-2 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Stan’s Blues.”

96/10/00: Andy LaVerne, Stan Getz in Chappaqua, SteepleChase SCCD 31418 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Stan’s Blues.”

98/09/18: Ernie Krivda, Focus On Stan Getz: Live At Severance Hall, Cadence Jazz CJR 1165 (CD); Note: Listed on CD as “Stan’s Blues.”

2004/11/00: Mark Colby, Speaking of Stan: A Tribute To Stan Getz, Hallway 9713 (CD); Note: Listed on CD as “Blue Getz Blues.” This track is also issued on Rob Parton, Two Different Days, Sea Breeze 2133 (CD)

2004/11/18: The Retro Jazz Orchestra, That’s My Desire, Evil Penguin Records (Belg.) EPR 0011 (CD); Note: Listed on CD as “Stan’s Blues.”

2007/00/00: Various Artists (Phil Dwyer Quartet), The Power of Beauty: A Tribute To Stan Getz, 7 Arts Entertainment (Digital Download – Recording date unknown); Note: Listed as “Stan’s Blues.”

  •  Evening in Casablanca (An Evening in Casablanca, Gina) 1955

46-bar form (AA’BA’, 10+14+8+14), F minor

55/10/21: Art Farmer, Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-241-2 (CD)

57/08/30: Donald Byrd–Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab/Modern Jazz Perspective, Collectables COL-CD-5674 (CD)

85/05/04: Kjell–Ake Persson, Samband, MaNi (Swd.) 8505-041-02 (CD)

2005/07/10: Rein de Graaff Trio with Herb Geller and John Marshall, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Blue Jack Jazz (Du.) BJJR 042 (CD)

  • Exhibit A 1955

32-bar form (AABA), F major

57/02/11: Art Blakey, Ritual, Blue Note CDP 7 46858 2 (CD)

57/02/25: Art Taylor, Taylor’s Wailers, Prestige OJCCD-094-2 (CD)

57/04/00: Art Blakey, Percussion Discussion, Chess CHC 2-92511 (CD)

57/07/30: Donald Byrd–Gigi Gryce, Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce, Complete Jazz Lab Studio Sessions #2, Lone Hill Jazz (Sp.) LHJ10254 (CD)

Note: Liner notes attribute this composition to “Lee Sears,” a Gryce pseudonym.

  • Expansion 1954 (Eu 381406, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954)

32-bar form (AABA), F major

53/11/02: Henri Renaud Quintet, Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 40937 2 (CD)

  •  Futurity 1954 (Eu 381407, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954)

32-bar form (ABAC), E-flat major, chord changes of “There Will Never Be Another You”

53/05/20: Howard McGhee, Howard McGhee Sextet Vol. 2/Tal Farlow Quartet, Blue Note 7243 4 95748 2 3 (CD)

54/05/20: Art Blakey, Blakey, Verve 314 538 634-2 (CD)

  •  Gina – see Evening In Casablanca
  • Hannah’s Holiday – see B.G.’s Holiday
  • Hello 1956, 1958

32-bar form (AABA), E-flat major

53/10/10: Lucky Thompson/Gigi Gryce, Street Scenes, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 15467 2 (CD)

54/05/20: Art Blakey, Blakey, Verve 314 538 634-2 (CD)

2007/06/23: John Brown Quintet, Terms of Art – A Tribute to Art Blakey, Vol. 1, self-produced (JBjazz unnumbered CD)

  • House of Blue Lights – see Blue Lights
  •  Hymn to the Orient (Hymn of the Orient) 1956

32-bar form (AABA), C minor

52/12/29: Stan Getz, Stan Getz Plays, Verve 833 535-2 (CD)

53/03/08: Stan Getz, Live at the Hi-Hat 1953—Vol. 1, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSCD 1014 (CD)

53/08/28: Clifford Brown, Complete Blue Note and Pacific Jazz Recordings, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4 (CD)

57/12/19: Benny Golson, The Modern Touch, Riverside OJCCD-1797-2 (CD)

99/06/21: Harold Mabern, Maya With Love, DIW (Jpn.) 622 (CD)

2007/02/26: Ben Paterson Trio, Breathing Space, Origin 22040 (CD)

2008/00/00: James Carter, Present Tense, Emarcy 06025 17584495 (CD)

  • I Need You So – see Anne Marie
  •  In a Meditating Mood (Autumn Serenade) 1957

56-bar form (AABA, 16+16+8+16), E-flat major

Lyrics by Jon Hendricks

55/10/30: Gigi Gryce, Nica’s Tempo, Savoy (Jpn.) SV 0126 (CD)

55/11/00: Eddie Bert, Let’s Dig Bert (Eddie That Is), Trans World TWLP 208 (LP)

76/00/00: Eddie Bert, Skeleton of the Band, Backbone BRLP001 (LP)

Note: This composition is unrelated to “Autumn Serenade” by S. Gallop and P. DeRose, recorded by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.

  • In a Strange Mood 1959

32-bar form (AABA), C major

60/11/07: Gigi Gryce, Reminiscin’, Mercury MG 20628/SR 60628 (recorded but never issued on LP)

  • Infant’s Song, The 1955

32-bar form (AABA), E-flat major

55/05/26: Art Farmer, When Farmer Met Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-072-2 (CD)

2008/03/31: Chris Byars, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Steeplechase (Dan.) SCCD 31662 (CD)

2009/05/19: Jon Irabagon, The Observer, Concord Jazz CJA-31319-02 (CD)

  •  Kin Folks 1957, 1958

12-bar form, blues in C major

57/08/25: Lee Morgan, The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions, Mosaic MD4-162 (CD)

2005/00/00: Vincent Gardner, Wycliffe Gordon, Conrad Herwig, Jam Session Vol. 23, Steeplechase (Dan.) SCCD 31624 (CD); Note: Incorrectly credited on CD to Lee Morgan as composer.

  •  Leila’s Blues (Laila’s Blues, Kunteta’s Blues, Movin’) 1955, 1960

12-bar form, blues in B-flat major

57/06/24: Gigi Gryce, Doin’ the Gigi, Uptown UPCD 27.64 (CD)

60/03/11: Gigi Gryce, Saying Somethin’!, Prestige/New Jazz OJCCD-1851-2 (CD)

  • Li’l Daddee (Li’l Darlin’)

Quincy Jones co-author.

53/08/02: Clifford Solomon, Okeh, 7010 (78)

Note: No copyright record of this composition could be found.

  •  Lost Love 1955

32-bar form (AABA), F major

2009/03/29: Chris Byars, Bop-ography, Steeplechase (Dan.) SCCD 31686 (CD)

  •  Melody Express 1956

32-bar form (AABA), F major

51/08/15: Stan Getz, The Complete Roost Recordings, Roost CDP 7243 8 59622 2 6 (CD)

2002/08/00: Allison Neale, Melody Express, 33 Records (Eng.) 33JAZZ103 (CD)

  • Minority (Conversation Piece) 1956

A lyricized version of Minority is called “It’s Up to You” (lyrics by Judy Niemack)

16-bar form, F minor

53/10/08: Clifford Brown, The Complete Paris Sessions Vol. 2, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 45729 2 (CD)

54/05/20: Art Blakey, Blakey, Verve 314 538 634-2 (CD)

57/02/27: Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab Quintet, Riverside OJCCD-1774-2 (CD)

58/07/01: Julian Cannonball Adderley, Portrait of Cannonball, Riverside OJCCD-361-2 (CD)

58/09/29: Michael Naura Quintet, Jazz in Deutschland, Telefunken (Ger.) 6.22563 (LP)

58/12/15: Bill Evans, Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Riverside OJCCD-068-2 (CD)

60/05/03: Gigi Gryce, The Hap’nin’s, Prestige New Jazz OJCCD-1868-2 (CD)

60/02/15: Slide Hampton, Sister Salvation, Collectables COL-CD-6173 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Conversation Piece.”

61/02/15: Jacques Pelzer, Quartet Featuring Dino Piana, Fonit Cetra (It.) CDM5004 (CD), RearwaRD (It.) RW 134 (CD)

62/00/00: Andrzej Trzaskowski, Polish Jazz Radio Archives, Vol. 05, Polskie Radio 1609 (2013 CD)

62/04/03: Klaus Lenz, Quintet 61, Amiga (Ger.) 550189 (LP)

64/10/28: Denny Zeitlin, Cathexis/Carnival, Collectables COL-CD-5891 (CD)

65/00/00: Sonny Simmons/Prince Lasha/Clifford Jordan/The Bossa Tres, Jazz Tempo—Latin Accents, Audio Fidelity AFSD-6111 (CD)

65/02/26: Franco Ambrosetti, A Jazz Portrait of Franco Ambrosetti, Sound Hills (Jpn.) SSCD 8071 (CD)

67/10/02: Pat Martino, Strings!, Prestige OJCCD-223-2 (CD)

73/11/13: Bobby Pierce, New York, Muse MR 5030 (LP)

76/12/17: Red Mitchell, Blues For a Crushed Soul, Sonet (Swd.) SNTF 762 (LP)

77/00/00: Ben Sidran, The Cat and the Hat, Horizon A&M LJ 741 (LP)

78/09/11: Billy Hart/Water Bishop, Jr., The Trio, Progressive 7044 (LP)

79/00/00: Romano Mussolini, Soft & Swing, Right Tempo 809 (CD)

80/04/17: Bill Hardman, Focus, Muse MR 5259 (LP)

80/09/07: Frank Sullivan, First Impressions, Revelation 34 (LP)

80/10/08: Tom McKinley/Miroslav Vitous, Tom McKinley/Miroslav Vitous, MMC 2013 (CD)

81/10/16: Frank Sullivan, Incandescence, Revelation 39 (LP)

82/00/00: Pete Christlieb, Going My Way, Bosco 2 (LP)

83/04/11: Bobby Watson, Beatitudes, Evidence ECD 22178-2 (CD)

83/06/08: Frank Wess/Johnny Coles, Two at the Top, Uptown UPCD 27.69/27.70 (CD)

83/11/13: Tommy Chase, Tommy Chase Quartet, Boplicity BOP 5 (LP), Beat Goes Public CDBGPM 81 (CD)

84/04/20: Mike Markaverich, Two Sides, Marktime MTR-102 (LP)

84/04/29: Doug Raney, Blue and White, Steeplechase SCCD 31191 (CD)

84/08/23: Bill Barron, Variations in Blue, Muse MR 5306 (LP)

84/09/30: Chet Baker, Chet Baker Featuring Warne Marsh – Blues For a Reason, Criss Cross (Du.) 1010CD Note: Two takes of Minority were recorded at this session but never issued.

85/00/00: John Tirabasso, Look For Your Own, Jombler 1 (LP)

85/00/00: Space Ship Love (Maja Rios), Out At Last, Tee-Ni-Chee 001 (LP)

85/01/14: Jack DeJohnette, Piano Album, Landmark LCD-1504-2 (CD)

86/04/01: Alan Broadbent, Everything I Love, Discovery DSCD-929 (CD)

86/12/10: Hod O’Brien, The Fabulous Hod O’Brien Trio, Blue Jack Jazz (Du.) BJJR 015 (CD)

86/12/13: Hod O’Brien, Hod O’Brien Meets Sal Nistico – Live from the Netherlands, HodStef Music 005 (2016 CD)

87/06/15: Arrigo Cappelletti, Reflections, Splasc(H) (It.) H134 (LP)

88/01/15: Frank Wess/Johnny Coles, Two at the Top, Uptown UPCD 27.69/27.70 (CD)

89/00/00: Marty & Elayne, Live At the Dresden, Enterprise 1378-2 (CD)

89/02/24: Ricky Ford, Hard Groovin’, Muse MCD 5373 (CD)

89/11/24: Frank Strazzeri, Little Giant, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSR CD-184 (CD)

90/09/12: Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, Moritat, Sweet Basil (Jpn.) ALCR-72 (CD)

91/01/26: Henri Texier, The Scene Is Clean, Label Bleu (Fr.) 6540 (CD)

91/08/22: Kenny Barron, The Moment, Reservoir RSR CD 121 (CD)

91/12/09: Bobby Watson, Present Tense, Columbia CK 52400 (CD)

92/00/00: Miles Osland, Saxercize, Sea Breeze (Night Life) CDNL-3009 (CD)

92/07/00: Skip Wilkins/Jill Allen, Two Much Fun!, Eaglear 94082 (CD)

92/07/12: Eric Vloeimans, No Realistics, Challenge Jazz (Du.) CHR 70164 (CD)

93/00/00: Bobby Forrester, Bobby’s Blues, Squatty Roo Records 193 (CD; 2013 release)

93/06/00: Jacques Pelzer Quartet, Salute to the Band Box, Igloo IGL 106

93/06/11: Lanny Morgan, Quartet, V.S.O.P. 92 (CD)

93/06/22: Gary Bartz/Sonny Fortune, Alto Memories, Verve 314 523 268-2 (CD)

94/00/00: Sandra Booker, Very Early, Jersey Boy 1101 (CD)

94/06/15: Anthony Braxton, Piano Quartet, Music & Arts CD-849 (CD)

94/08/24: Robert Trowers Quartet, Point of View, Concord Jazz CCD-4656 (CD)

94/09/06: Allan Browne Quartet, Bird Calls, Newmarket (Australian) NEW2000.2 (CD)

95/00/00: Barry Wedgle/Kim Stone/Russell Bizzett, Standards, Exit Records (Digital Download; 2013 release)

95/06/04: Phil Woods/Vincent Herring/Antonio Hart, Alto Summit, Milestone MCD-9265-2 (CD)

95/10/25: Robert ‘Bootsie’ Barnes, You Leave Me Breathless, French Riviera 1022 (CD)

96/00/00: Rob H. Henderson, Less Is More, Philly Breakdown 1071 (CD)

96/08/00: Harold Mabern Trio, Mabern’s Grooveyard, DIW-621 (CD)

97/03/04 or 99/06/17: Vince Benedetti, Vince Benedetti Trio, JHM (Swi.) 3632 (CD)

97/08/13: Larry Koonse/Dave Koonse, Dialogues of the Heart, Jazz Compass JC1005 (CD)

98/02/10: Boplicity, Boplicity, Imogena (Swd.) IGCD073 (CD)

98/11/09: We Three (Dan Kostelnik), We Three, Organic Music (Ger.), ORGM 9707 (CD)

99/12/27: Will Calhoun, Live At the Blue Note, Half Note 4912-2 (CD)

2000/04/23: Luluk Purwanto/Rene von Helsdingen, Film 2000 – 4 Musicians in Paris, Munich Records (Ger.) (CD-ROM)

2000/10/15: Stefano Caniato, Alessia’s Blues, Splasc(h) (It.) 745 (CD)

2001/03/09: Vladimir Shafronov, Portrait In Music, Atelier Sawano AS 020 (CD)

2001/07/03: George Colligan, Agent 99, Steeplechase SCCD 31498 (CD)

2001/09/06: Pete Jolly/Jan Lundgren, Collaboration, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSR 5038 (CD)

2001/09/25: Paul Kendall/Bob Leto, Red Top, Brownstone BRCD 2-0005 (CD)

2001/00/00: Eddie Severn & Emil Viklicky, Prague Sessions, self-produced (Digital Download)

2003/01/08: Joel Chassan, Numeral Three, self-produced (CD)

2003/02/19: Anthony Braxton, 19 Standards (Quartet) 2003, Leo (Eng.) CDLR 572/575 (CD)

2003/09/22 or 2004/04/01: Janne ‘Loffe’ Carlson, My One and Only Love, Dragon (Swd.) DRCD393 (CD)

2004/01/29: Warren Greig, The Warren Greig Trio, Olive Tree WGT 2004 (CD)

2004/08/15: Carsten Dahl, Blue Train, Marshmallow (Jpn.) MMEX-104 (CD)

2004/00/00: Michel Rosciglione, Tribute To Sam Jones, Azzurra Music TBPJAB094 (CD – 2006 release)

2004/11/05: Bud Shank/Phil Woods, Bouncing With Bud & Phil: Live At Yoshi’s, Capri 74071 (CD)

2005/00/00: Jazzer Trio, Flamingo, Taller de Musics (Sp.) 44 (CD)

2005/07/10: Rein de Graaff Trio with Herb Geller and John Marshall, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Blue Jack Jazz (Du.) BJJR 042 (CD)

2005/10/00: Eddie Russell, Live At the Cormorant, Pt. 1, Music Interactions unnumbered (CD)

2006/00/00: Samuel ‘Savoir Fare’ Williams, Heat, self-produced (CD – recording date unknown)

2006/03/10: John Hicks, On the Wings Of An Eagle, Chesky 318 (SACD)

2006/05/00: Mike Fageros, Melange de Jazz, Top Secret Productions 004 (CD)

2006/08/00: Peter Lerner, Cry For Peace, Blujazz 3357 (CD)

2007/00/00: Don Capone, Come In Out of the World, Percussion To Order unnumbered (CD – recording date unknown)

2007/00/00: Sylvain Beuf Trio, Mondes Parallèles, Cristal Records unnumbered (CD – recording date unknown)

2007/02/06: Enrico Ghelardi, My Jazzin’ Soul, Barvin Ed. Musicali (Digital Download)

2007/07/18: Luther Hughes and the Cannonball-Coltrane Project, Spectacular!, Promise Lane Music 97199 (CD)

2007/10/05: Wolfgang Schlüter Quartet, Four Colours, Skip (Ger.) 9081 (CD)

2008/00/00: Keshav Singh, Introducing the Keshav Singh Sextet, self-produced (CD)

2008/04/00: Nancy Wright/Tony Monaco, Moanin’, Allegro Chicken Coup 7013 (CD)

2008/04/08: Pat Senatore, Ascensione, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSR-CD 5051 (CD; 2014 release)

2009/00/00: Roy Brown Quartet, Continuation, Roday Records 1003 (CD – recording date unknown)

2009/03/29: Chris Byars, Bop-ography, Steeplechase (Dan.) SCCD 31686 (CD)

2009/04/00: Michael Anthony Trio, The Sands of Time, Lone Guitar 11603 (CD)

2009/08/14: Hiroe Sekine, A-Mé, Sekai Music unnumbered (CD)

2009/09/00: Clarence Johnston/EdWing/Jack Maeby, I’ll Close My Eyes, Mountain Castle Music 866 (CD)

2010/00/00: Jaz Sawyer, The 3Rio Collection – Trio Dayz, Pursuance Records (Digital Download – recording date unknown)

2010/01/19-21: Géraldine Laurent, Around Gigi, Dreyfus Jazz (Fr.) FDM 36956-2 (CD)

2010/03/1-2: Heine Hansen, When the Sun Comes Out, Marshmallow (Jpn.) MMEX 140 (CD)

2010/12/05: Marc Copland, Crosstalk, Pirouet (Ger.) PIT 3054 (CD)

2011/03/30-31: Dezron Douglas Trio, Walkin’ My Baby Back Home, Venus (Jpn.) VHCD 1080 (CD)

2011/07/05: Gaël Horrelou, Time After Time, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSNT 422 (CD)

2011/00/00: Igor Matkovic & Marco Crncec, Motion In Two Dimensions, Celinka.si/Rebeat (Digital Download – recording date unknown)

2011/00/00: Linda Mangeard & François Gallix, Jazzanas, Hative/Believe Digital (Digital Download – recording date unknown)

2011/00/00: Jordi Berni Trio, Friends, self-produced (Digital Download – recording date unknown)

2012/03/23-24: Dezron Douglas Quintet, Live At Smalls, Smallslive SL0028 (CD)

2012/04/15: Mike Fageros Organ Trio, On the Loose, Top Secret Productions 007 (CD)

2012/11/18: Paula Shocron, See See Rider, Rivo Records (Arg.) RR 08 (CD)

2013/00/00: Carl Jackson, Concepts, self-produced (Digital Download – recording date unknown)

2013/06/10: Bill McBirnie Trio, Find Your Place, Extreme Flute EF06 (CD)

2014/00/00: Paolo Pellegatti, The Jazz Masters – Live Collection, Ultra Sound Records (It.) USCD 135S (CD – recording date unknown)

2014/03/06: Alexander McCabe/Paul Odeh, This Is Not a Pipe, Wamco Music 880547741334 (CD)

2014/03/17-18: Larry Novak, Invitation, Delmark 5022 (CD – recording date uncertain – could also be May 12 or July 19, 2014)

2014/06/01: Najponk, George Mraz, Matt Fishwick, Final Touch of Jazz, Animal Music (Czech.) 050-2 (CD)

2015/11/17: Cyrus Chestnut, Natural Essence, HighNote HCD 7283 (CD)

2016/00/00: Nigel Price, Heads & Tales, Volume 2, Whirlwind (Eng.) WR 4695 (CD – recording date unknown)

2016/00/00: Marquis Hill, The Way We Play, Concord Jazz CJA-39206-02 (CD – recording date unknown)

  •  Mosquito Knees

32-bar form (AABA), F-major

51/10/28: Stan Getz, The Complete Roost Recordings, Roost CDP 7243 8 59622 2 6 (CD)

55/10/30: Max Bruel, Live Odd Fellow Palaeet Copenhagen, Olufsen (Dan.) unissued

Note: No copyright record of this composition could be found.

  •  Movin’ – see Leila’s Blues
  • Music in the Air – see Wildwood
  • Nica’s Tempo (Playhouse) 1955

44-bar form (AABA, 12+12+8+12), E-flat major

55/10/15: Gigi Gryce, Nica’s Tempo, Savoy (Jpn.) SV 0126 (CD) Note: B-flat major

55/10/21: Art Farmer, Art Farmer Quintet Featuring Gigi Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-241-2 (CD) Note: Only V7 chords are used in A section in this version (other recordings use ii–V7).

56/06/11: Oscar Pettiford, Deep Passion, Impulse GRD-143 (CD)

56/12/13: Art Blakey, Drum Suite, Columbia Legacy CK-65044 (CD)

57/01/13: Donald Byrd–Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab/Modern Jazz Perspective, Collectables COL-CD-5674 (CD)

57/05/26: Oscar Pettiford, Birdland Band—Jazz Off The Air Vol. 6, Spotlite (Eng.) SPJ 153 (LP)

60/05/03: Gigi Gryce, The Hap’nin’s, Prestige New Jazz OJCCD-1868-2 (CD)

64/02/19: Denny Zeitlin, Cathexis/Carnival, Collectables COL-CD-5891 (CD)

81/10/30: Jazz Incorporated, Walkin’ On, Dragon (Swd.) DRCD 348 (CD)

83/06/08: Frank Wess/Johnny Coles, Two at the Top, Uptown UPCD 27.69/27.70 (CD)

83/11/22: Weaver Copeland, Zanzibar, Discovery DS 903 (LP)

87 or 88/00/00: Bob Mover/Walter Davis, Jr., Private Recording at Salerno, mp3 available at http://www.bobmover.com/music.php.

88/09/30: Mike Wofford, All Alone, Americana (Jpn.) AMC30-05 (CD)

90/02/17: Ned Otter, So Little Time, Two and Four Recording TF002 (CD)

90/04/10: Art Blakey, One For All, A&M 750215329 (CD)

93/06/26: Ravi Coltrane–Antoine Roney, Grand Central—Tenor Titans, Joshua Alfa Jazz (Jpn.) ALCR-313 (CD)

95/00/00: Jon Mayer Trio, Round Up the Usual Suspects, Pullen Music PULL 2240 (CD)

95/00/00: Tito Puente, Tito’s Idea, RMM RMD 81571 (CD)

95/06/15: Grant Stewart, More Urban Tones, Criss Cross (Du.) 1124 (CD)

96/05/28: Bill Perkins, Swing Spring, Candid CCD79752 (CD)

96/08/19: Danny D’Imperio, The Outlaw, Sackville (Can.) SKCD2-3060 (CD)

96/09/16: Jan Lundgren, Cooking! At the Jazz Bakery, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSR 5019 (CD)

96/12/13: Luigi Trussardi, L’Amour Dans L’Ame, Elabeth (Fr.) ELA621025 (CD)

2000/05/28: Johnny Griffin/Steve Grossman, Johnny Griffin & Steve Grossman Quintet, Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36615-2

2005/00/00: Derrick Gardner & the Jazz Prophets, Slim Goodie, Impact Jazz IJ-001 (CD)

2005/07/10: Rein de Graaff Trio with Herb Geller and John Marshall, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Blue Jack Jazz (Du.) BJJR 042 (CD)

2006/00/00: Josh Brown, The Feeling of Jazz, self-produced (CD)

2008/05/00: Charlie Shoemake/Terry Trotter Quartets, Inside, Chase Music Group 8079 (CD)

2010/01/19-21: Géraldine Laurent, Around Gigi, Dreyfus Jazz (Fr.) FDM 36956-2 (CD)

2010/08/09: Mike Melito, The Right Time, self-produced (CD)

2012/00/00: The Cats (Jay Thomas/John Hansen/Chuck Kistler/Adam Kessler), Neo-Boogaloo, Pony Boy Records 50179 (CD – recording date unknown)

  •  Night at Tony’s, A 1956, 1958

32-bar form (AABA), E-flat major, chord changes of “Yardbird Suite” and strong resemblance to “Rosetta”

54/05/19: Art Farmer, When Farmer Met Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-072-2 (CD)

57/04/02: Art Blakey, Theory of Art, RCA/BMG 09026-68730-2 (CD)

57/12/17: Dizzy Gillespie, The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions, Mosaic MD7-234 (CD)

58/02/17: Michael Naura Quintet, Jazz in Deutschland, Telefunken 6.22563 (LP)

60/00/00: Modern Jazz Group Freiburg with Raymond Court, Modern Jazz Group Freiburg, Vol. III, Christophorus CV 75020 (EP)

97/04/02: Paul Salomone Quartet, Quickstep, Paul Salomone Records PSQ97 (CD)

2006/06/01: Gary Kavanagh-Allison Neale Quintet, Blue Concept, 33 Records (Eng.) 33JAZZ175 (CD)

  •  Now Don’t You Know 1957

12-bar form, blues in F major

57/09/03: Donald Byrd–Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab/Modern Jazz Perspective, Collectables COL-CD-5674 (CD)

  • Paris the Beautiful 1956

64-bar form (AA’BCA”, 16+16+8+8+16), F major

53/09/26: Lucky Thompson/Gigi Gryce, Street Scenes, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 15467 2 (CD)

  • Playhouse – see Nica’s Tempo
  • Premonition of You, A (Premonitions of You, Baby G) 1958

28-bar form (AABA, 8+8+4+8), E-flat major

Lyrics by Jon Hendricks

60/11/07: Gigi Gryce, Reminiscin’, Mercury MG 20628/SR 60628 (recorded but never issued on LP)

61/08/19: Gigi Gryce, Doin’ the Gigi, Uptown UPCD 27.64 (CD)

  •  Quick Step 1954 (Eu 381401, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954)

32-bar form (AABA), F major

53/10/09: Clifford Brown, The Complete Paris Sessions Vol. 2, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 45729 2 (CD)

93/06/00: Jacques Pelzer Quartet, Salute to the Band Box, Igloo IGL 106 (CD)

97/04/02: Paul Salomone Quartet, Quickstep, Paul Salomone Records PSQ97 (CD)

Note: This is very similar to “Steppin’ Out” (see below).

  • Rat Race Blues, The 1960

8-bar theme followed by improvisations on 12-bar blues form in several keys.

60/06/07: Gigi Gryce, The Rat Race Blues, Prestige/New Jazz OJCCD-081-2 (CD)

  • Reminiscing 1956

32-bar form (AABA), A-flat major

Lyrics by Jon Hendricks

56/06/08: Earl Coleman, Earl Coleman Returns, Prestige OJCCD-187-2 (CD)

56/11/23: Art Farmer, Farmer’s Market, Prestige/New Jazz OJCCD-398-2 (CD)

57/12/17: Dizzy Gillespie, The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions, Mosaic MD7-234 (CD)

59/02/00: Jimmy Cleveland, Complete Recordings, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10235_2

60/11/10: Gigi Gryce, Reminiscin’, Mercury MG 20628/SR 60628 (LP)

96/00/00: Andy Goodrich, Motherless Child, Delmark DE-495 (CD)

2003/06/04: Dave Glasser, Begin Again, Chiaroscuro CR(D) 373 (CD)

2005/07/10: Rein de Graaff Trio with Herb Geller and John Marshall, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Blue Jack Jazz (Du.) BJJR 042 (CD)

2006/00/00: Roberta Gambarini/Hank Jones, You Are There, Emarcy (Eng.) 0602517370678 (CD)

  • Reunion (Salute to the Band Box, Salute to Birdland) 1954 (Eu 381402, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954), 1956

48-bar form (ABA), G major, chord changes of “I’ll Remember April”

53/10/08: Clifford Brown, The Complete Paris Sessions Vol. 2, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 45729 2 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Salute to the Band Box.”

54/05/20: Art Blakey, Blakey, Verve 314 538 634-2 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Salute to Birdland.”

56/03/08: Jacques Pelzer/Herman Sandy, Jazz for Moderns, Fiesta (Belg.) IS 10043 (LP); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Salute to the Band Box.”

57/02/00: Various Artists (Tubby Hayes), Jazz From London 1957, Acrobat (Eng.) ACMCD 4368 (CD; 2012 release) Note: Listed in liner notes as “Salute to the Band Box.”

57/12/19: Benny Golson, The Modern Touch, Riverside OJCCD-1797-2 (CD)

86/08/25: Jimmy Gourley, The Left Bank of New York, Uptown UPCD 27.32 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Salute to the Band Box.”

86/12/13: Hod O’Brien, Hod O’Brien Meets Sal Nistico – Live from the Netherlands, HodStef Music 005 (2016 CD); Note: Listed in Liner Notes as “I’ll Remember April” which theme is played on the last chorus.

93/06/00: Jacques Pelzer Quartet, Salute to the Band Box, Igloo IGL 106 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Salute to the Band Box.”

2000/04/26: Luigi Trussardi, Introspection, Elabeth (Fr.) 621035 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Salute to the Band Box.”

2003/12/11-12: Amanda Sedgwick, Reunion, Touché Music (Swd.) TMcCD 021 (CD)

2004/08/30: Alan Ferber Nonet, Scenes From An Exit Row, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSNT 224 (CD)

2005/07/10: Rein de Graaff Trio with Herb Geller and John Marshall, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Blue Jack Jazz (Du.) BJJR 042 (CD)

2008/06/05: Andrew Scott Quartet with Jon-Erik Kellso & Dan Block, Nostalgia, Sackville (Can.) SKCD2-2073 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Salute to the Band Box.”

2008/09/16-17: Gary Kavanagh/Bobby Wellins Quintet, Joy Spring: The Music of Clifford Brown, Trio (Eng.) TR 582 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Salute to the Band Box.”

2014/01/04: Dan Quigley, Brunswick St Station, JMI Records 888174918969 (CD); Note: Listed on CD as “Salute to the Band Box“.

2014/08/11-12: SlideAttack (Alan Goidel/Howard Levy), SlideAttack, self-produced CD (CDBaby 888295163163); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Salute to Birdland.”

  • San Souci (Sans Souci) 1955

32-bar form, (ABAC), G major, chord changes of “Out Of Nowhere”; Note: copyrighted as “San Souci” but listed on most issues as “Sans Souci.”

55/10/21: Art Farmer, Art Farmer Quintet Featuring Gigi Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-241-2 (CD)

57/02/05: Donald Byrd–Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab/Modern Jazz Perspective, Collectables COL-CD-5674 (CD)

67/04/17: Chano Martinez Sextet, A Bailar Señores, Decca DL 4900/74900 (LP) (CD reissue – Palladium PCD-149)

82/06/01: Lionel Hampton, Made in Japan, Timeless (Du.) CDSJP 175 (CD)

83/05/29: Lionel Hampton, Air Mail Special, West Wind WW 2401 (CD)

2001/08/29: Wally Leask, Serving Time, LKW 001 (CD)

2004/05/00: Ahmed Abdullah’s Ebonic Tones, Tara’s Song, TUM (Fin.) CD 009 (CD)

2005/07/10: Rein de Graaff Trio with Herb Geller and John Marshall, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Blue Jack Jazz (Du.) BJJR 042 (CD)

2006/06/01: Gary Kavanagh-Allison Neale Quintet, Blue Concept, 33 Records (Eng.) 33JAZZ175 (CD)

2006/11/25: Gary Smulyan, More Treasures, Reservoir RSR CD 190 (CD)

2008/03/31: Chris Byars, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Steeplechase (Dan.) SCCD 31662 (CD)

  • Satellite 1955

32-bar form (ABAC), D-flat major for head and piano solo; 56-bar form (AABA, 16+16+8+16) C major for horn solos

55/10/21: Art Farmer, Art Farmer Quintet Featuring Gigi Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-241-2 (CD)

57/08/30: Donald Byrd–Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab/Modern Jazz Perspective, Collectables COL-CD-5674 (CD)

  •  Shabozz 1956

32-bar form (AABA), E-flat minor

53/05/20: Howard McGhee, Howard McGhee Sextet Vol. 2/Tal Farlow Quartet, Blue Note 7243 4 95748 2 3 (CD)

53/11/02: Henri Renaud Quintet, Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud, Vogue (Fr.) 74321409372 (CD)

55/10/21: Art Farmer, Art Farmer Quintet Featuring Gigi Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-241-2 (CD)

57/12/17: Dizzy Gillespie, The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions, Mosaic MD7-234 (CD)

2008/03/31: Chris Byars, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Steeplechase (Dan.) SCCD 31662 (CD)

2010/03/31: Dmitry Baevsky, Down With It, Sharp Nine SHP 1045-2 (CD)

  • Simplicity 1954 (Eu 381395, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954)

32-bar form (AABA), E-flat major

53/11/02: Henri Renaud Quintet, Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 40937 2 (CD)

54/05/20: Art Blakey, Blakey, Verve 314 538 634-2 (CD)

  •  Smoke Signal 1955

64-bar form (AA’BA), E-flat major, similar to chord changes of “Lover”

55/10/30: Gigi Gryce, Nica’s Tempo, Savoy (Jpn.) SV 0126 (CD)

56/06/11: Oscar Pettiford, Deep Passion, Impulse GRD 143 (CD)

57/02/04: Donald Byrd-Gigi Gryce, Complete Jazz Lab Studio Sessions #1, Lone Hill Jazz (Sp.) LHJ10253 (CD)

57/05/26: Oscar Pettiford, Birdland Band—Jazz Off The Air Vol. 6, Spotlite (Eng.) SPJ 153 (LP)

57/12/17: Dizzy Gillespie, The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions, Mosaic MD7-234 (CD)

93/12/22: Gary Smulyan, Saxophone Mosaic, Criss Cross Jazz (Du.) 1092 (CD)

2005/03/27: Willem Breuker, At Ruta Maya Cafe, BVHaast (Du.) 0506 (CD)

2010/01/19-21: Géraldine Laurent, Around Gigi, Dreyfus Jazz (Fr.) FDM 36956-2 (CD)

2011/09/08: Dmitry Baevsky, The Composers, Sharp Nine 1047 (CD)

  • Social Call 1955

36-bar form (AABA’) last A adds 4-bar tag (not always used), D-flat major (but key varies on recordings)

Lyrics by Jon Hendricks

55/05/26: Art Farmer, When Farmer Met Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-072-2 (CD)

55/10/22: Gigi Gryce, Nica’s Tempo, Savoy (Jpn.) SV 0126 (CD)

56/04/25: Betty Carter, Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant, Columbia Legacy CK 64936 (CD)

56/06/08: Earl Coleman, Earl Coleman Returns, Prestige OJCCD-187-2 (CD)

57/04/02: Art Blakey, Theory of Art, RCA/BMG 09026-68730-2 (CD)

57/08/30: Donald Byrd–Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab/Modern Jazz Perspective, Collectables COL-CD-5674 (CD)

58/00/00: Ernestine Anderson, Ernestine Anderson: The Toast of the Nation’s Critics, Mercury 514 076-2 (CD)

59/00/00: Jon Hendricks, A Good Git-Together, Pacific Jazz 0946 3 69812 2 2 (CD)

67/03/09: Einar Iversen, Me and My Piano, Hot Club (Nor.) HRCD 102 (CD)

80/03/10: Archie Shepp with the RAI Big Band, Archie Shepp Live, Twilight Music (2013 Digital Download)

80/11/11: Stella Levitt, With the Jacques Pelzer Quartet, Adda 590066 (CD)

82/03/27: Betty Carter, Whatever Happened to Love, Bet-Car 1004 (LP) (CD: Verve 835 683-2)

84/01/21: Charlie Rouse, Social Call, Uptown 27.18 (LP), Uptown UPCD 27.50 (CD)

85/08/02: Eddie Bert, Walk On the Roots, Mothlight Music 3805 (CD)

85/11/00: Mark Levine, Smiley and Me, Concord CCD-4352 (CD)

86/00/00: Eddie Bert, One Bone—Four Strings, Molshajala 1005 (LP)

87/06/14: Eddie Bert, TNT: Eddie Bert and Impuls, Key Bone KBLP 21987 (LP)

87/09/00: Thore Swanerud, On the Sunny Side, Beaver (Swd.) BRLP005 (LP)

89/09/14: Monica Zetterlund, På Café Katalin, Gazell (Swd.) GAFCD 1095 (CD – 2006 release)

90/02/15: Harper Brothers, Remembrance—Live At the Gavin Convention, Verve HBGC-4 (promotional cassette)

90/07/31: Mary Stallings, Fine and Mellow, Clarity CCD-1001 (CD)

93/06/00: Jacques Pelzer Quartet, Salute to the Band Box, Igloo IGL 106 (CD)

93/06/09: Karrin Allyson, Sweet Home Cookin’, Concord Jazz CCD-4593 (CD)

93/10/25: Claes Janson, All of Me, Sittel (Swd.) SITCD 9209 (CD)

94/00/00: Ann Dyer, Ann Dyer & No Good Time Fairies, Mr. Brown 896 (CD)

94/11/19: Dave Rasmussen, Not So Tenderly, Sea Breeze 2072 (CD)

96/06/30: Horace Tapscott, Thoughts of Dar Es Salaam, Arabesque AJO128 (CD)

96/09/16: Jan Lundgren, Cooking at the Jazz Bakery, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSR 5019 (CD)

97/07/00: Briar Ross, Just Do It, self-produced (CD – 2004 release)

97/07/24: Sherri Roberts, Dreamsville, Brownstone 9811 (CD)

97/12/30: Winard Harper, Trap Dancer, Savant 2013 (CD)

98/02/02: Doris Spears, The Duchess, Orchard 2072 (CD)

98/06/09: Rebecca Kilgore, Moments Like This, Moonburn MB0001 (CD)

98/09/03: Paul Keller, Tall Corn, BOPO Records 102399 (CD)

99/00/00: Agneta Engstrom & Her Lads of Joy, In the Wee Small Hours, Sittel (Swd.) SITCD 9283 (CD)

99/00/00: Ilse Huizinga, Voices Within, self-produced (CD – 2002 release)

99/00/00: Debbie Cameron, New York Date, Stunt (Dan.) STUCD 19915 (CD – recording date unknown)

99/04/13: Ray Vega, Boperation, Concord Picante CCD-4867-2 (CD)

2002/00/00: Fabien Mary, Twilight, Elabeth (Fr.) 621043 (CD)

2003/05/08: Houston Person, Social Call, High Note HCD 7115 (CD)

2003/05/21: Barbara Lea, Our Love Rolls On: Barbara & Wes Live At Red, THPOPS unnumbered (CD)

2003/06/04: Dave Glasser, Begin Again, Chiaroscuro CR(D) 373 (CD)

2003/10/07: Thomas Clausen/Chuck Israels/Kristin Osgood, For Bill, Music Mecca 5080-2 (CD)

2004/00/00: Leora Cashe, My Heart Stood Still, Collingwood (Can.) CR-1327 (CD)

2004/05/07: Gaea Schell, Dream Away, self-produced (CD)

2004/07/00: Mitzi Zilka, Something Good, Galaxy Girl 7261702692 (CD)

2004/08/00: P.J. Perry, Time Flies, Justin Time 201-2 (CD)

2004/12/00: Chuck Israels, C.I. Quintet, Philology (It.) W375-2 (CD)

2005/00/00: John Heard, The Jazz Composers Songbook, Straight Ahead Records 103 (CD/DVD)

2005/06/03: Amandah Jantzen, Northern Star – The Singapore Sessions, Starfire unnumbered (CD)

2005/07/10: Rein de Graaff Trio with Herb Geller and John Marshall, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Blue Jack Jazz (Du.) BJJR 042 (CD)

2006/06/01: Gary Kavanagh-Allison Neale Quintet, Blue Concept, 33 Records (Eng.) 33JAZZ175 (CD)

2007/00/00: Diane Reeves, When You Know, Blue Note 0946 3 89658 2 4 (CD – recording date unknown)

2007/00/00: Sidney Eden, Alone, self-produced (CD – recording date unknown)

2007/07/14: Rob Schneiderman, Glass Enclosure, Reservoir RSR CD 93 (CD)

2007/09/00: Elena Welch, Talk To Me, Elena Welch EW 1002 (CD)

2008/00/00: Shoko Amano, The Good Life, self-produced (CD – recording date unknown)

2008/02/17: Bill Kalmenson Sextet, First Point, Buffalo Jump Productions unnumbered (CD)

2008/09/24: Keiji Matsushima Quintet, Dedicated To You: Live At Body and Soul, Mock Hill (Jpn.) 1114 (CD)

2009/04&06: Gaea Schell, After the Rain, Roadhouse (Can.) RH 32 (CD)

2009/07/00: Kathy Kosins, Mid-Century Modern, Mahogany Music 1015 (CD)

2009/08/10: Ran Blake & Christine Correa, Out of the Shadows, Red Piano Records (Digital Download)

2009/winter: Monica Borrfors, Li’l Darlin’, Gazell (Swd.) GAFCD 1105 (CD)

2009/11/00 or 2010/03/00: Cécile Mclorin Salvant, Cécile Mclorin Salvant et le Jean-Francois Bonnel Paris Quintet, self-produced (Digital Download)

2009/11/03: Emily Braden, Soul Walk, self-produced (Digital Download)

2009/00/00: Dany Schwickerath & Edith van den Heuvel, Hidden Waltz, Portabile Music Trier PMT 08-01 (CD – recording date unknown)

2011/00/00: Anna Lauvergnac, Unless There’s Love, Alessa Records ALR 1020 (CD)

2011/05/00: Marianne Solivan, Prisoner of Love, Hipnotic Records HR 10007 (CD)

2011/10/14-15: Larry Martin Band, Everything Must Change, Indigo EFDS 3073 (CD)

2011/10/17: Vivian Buczek, Live At the Palladium, Crown Jewels CJCD-12-07 (CD)

2012/08/00: Oksana Ferenchuk, Little Bird, self-produced (Digital Download)

2012/11/14: Jerry Costanzo, Invitation, Daywood Drive Records DDRLP 1015 (CD)

2012/00/00: Cindy Douglas & Tim Richards Trio, My New Jive, Emubands THEA 11001-BCD (CD – recording date unknown)

2012/00/00: Michel van der Esch, All By Myself, self-produced (CD – recording date unknown)

2013/00/00: Kazue Patton, Dream Flight, self-produced (CDBaby) (CD – recording date unknown)

2013/06/15: Ian Carey/Ben Stolorow, Duocracy, Kabocha B 027 (CD)

2013/12/00: Toscanellie “Lady T” Marcelain, T for Three, JassWhirl 884501961035 (CD)

2013/12/28: Francesca Bertazzo Hart, The Teaneck Session, Caligola (It.) 2198 (CD)

2014/00/00: Laurie Dapice, Parting the Veil, self-produced #1 (CD – recording date unknown)

2014/00/00: Zoe Francis, The Very Thought of You, Diving Duck (Eng.) DDRCD 023 (CD – recording date unknown)

2014/05/2-3: Champian Fulton, Change Partners: Live at Yardbird Suite, Cellar Live Records PWCL 050114 (CD)

2015/00/00: Roswell Rudd and Heather Masse, August Love Song, Red House Records RHRCD 289 (CD – exact recording date unknown)

2015/00/00: Sara Dowling, From Shadows Into Light, self-produced, (Digital Download – exact recording date unknown)

2015/03/03: Yoichi Kobayashi & The Japanese Jazz Messengers, No! No! No! No!, Monky’s (Jpn.) MKY 0009 (CD)

2015/03/21: Giacomo Gates, Everything Is Cool, Savant SCD 2146 (CD)

2015/11/27: Ridia, Ridia with Akira Omori New York Quintet, Precious Records (Jpn.) RPR 1001 (CD)

2017/00/00: Jazzmeia Horn, A Social Call, Prestige (Concord) PRS 00112 (CD – recording date unknown)

Recording and Issue Dates Unknown: Tommy Doyle, Tommy Doyle & the Raw Jazz Quartet, self-produced (CD)

  • Square Dance Boogie 1953

16-bar form (AA’), C major, improvisations on 12-bar blues form

Quincy Jones co-author.

53/08/02: Various Artists (Clifford King Solomon & His Orchestra), The OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story: 1949–1957, Columbia Legacy E3K 48912 (CD)

Note: No copyright record of this composition could be found.

  • Stan’s Blues – see Eleanor
  • Steppin’ Out 1957, 1958

32-bar form (AABA), F major

57/08/30: Donald Byrd–Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab/Modern Jazz Perspective, Collectables COL-CD-5674 (CD)

Note: This is very similar to “Quick Step.”

  • Straight Ahead 1957

12-bar form, blues in B-flat major

57/02/27: Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab Quintet, Riverside OJCCD-1774-2 (CD)

Note: Liner notes attribute this composition to “Lee Sears,” a Gryce pseudonym.

2009/03/29: Chris Byars, Bop-ography, Steeplechase (Dan.) SCCD 31686 (CD)

  • Strange Feelin’ – see Dancing the Gigi
  •  Strictly Romantic 1954 (Eu 381397, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954)

32-bar form (ABAC), A-flat major

53/10/08: Clifford Brown, The Complete Paris Sessions Vol. 2, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 45729 2 (CD)

54/05/20: Art Blakey, Blakey, Verve 314 538 634-2 (CD)

61/02/15: Jacques Pelzer, Quartet Featuring Dino Piana, Fonit Cetra (It.) CDM5004 (CD), RearwaRD (It.) RW 134 (CD)

  • Stupendous-Lee (Au Tabou) 1956

32-bar form (AABA), F major

53/11/02: Henri Renaud Quintet, Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 40937 2 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Au Tabou.”

54/05/19: Art Farmer, When Farmer Met Gryce, Prestige OJCCD-072-2 (CD)

81/05/07: Pan Trio, Pan Trio, Sonet (Swd.) SLP2687 (LP)

86/08/25: Jimmy Gourley, The Left Bank of New York, Uptown UPCD 27.32 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Au Tabou.”

2005/07/10: Rein de Graaff Trio with Herb Geller and John Marshall, Blue Lights: The Music of Gigi Gryce, Blue Jack Jazz (Du.) BJJR 042 (CD)

  • Tijuana (Tiajuana) 1956

32-bar form (AABA), C minor

54/06/07: Art Farmer, Art Farmer Septet, Prestige OJCCD-054-2 (CD) Note: Listed as “Tiajuana.”

2009/00/00: Rhythmagic Orchestra, The Rhythmagic Orchestra, Tru Thoughts 012 (CD – 2011 release; recording date uncertain)

  • Transfiguration 1956

32-bar form (ABAC), E-flat major, chord changes of “Gone With the Wind”

56/11/09: Mal Waldron, Mal-1, Prestige OJCCD-611-2 (CD)

57/04/00: Art Blakey, Percussion Discussion, Chess CHC 2-92511 (CD)

Note: Liner notes attribute this composition to “Lee Sears,” a Gryce pseudonym.

  • Two French Fries 1956

32-bar form (AABA), E-flat major

56/06/11: Oscar Pettiford, Deep Passion, Impulse GRD-143 (CD)

57/05/26: Oscar Pettiford, Birdland Band—Jazz Off the Air Vol. 6, Spotlite (Eng.) SPJ 153 (LP)

2010/03/04: Jeffrey Snedeker, Minor Returns: Tributes To the Horn In Jazz, self-produced (CD)

  • Up in Quincy’s Room 1953 (Ep 85337, American Academy of Music, 12/29/1953)

32-bar form (AABA), C minor

53/07/02: Art Farmer, Art Farmer Septet, Prestige OJCCD-054-2 (CD)

53/11/02: Henri Renaud Quintet, Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud, Vogue (Fr.) 74321 40937 2 (CD)

56/05/14: Jimmy Raney, Jimmy Raney in Three Attitudes, ABC Paramount ABC-167 (LP)

83/04/29: Doug Raney Sextet, Meeting the Tenors, Criss Cross Jazz (Du.) 1006 (CD)

90/08/15: Hod O’Brien, Ridin’ High, Reservoir 116 (CD)

  • Wake Up! 1956

32-bar form (AABA), B-flat major, chord changes of “I Got Rhythm”

57/02/11: Art Blakey, Ritual, Blue Note CDP 7 46858 2 (CD)

57/02/27: Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab Quintet, Riverside OJCCD-1774-2 (CD)

Note: Liner notes attribute this composition to “Lee Sears,” a Gryce pseudonym.

  •  Wildwood (Music in the Air) 1952, 1956

32-bar form (AABA), G major

Lyrics by Jon Hendricks

51/08/15: Stan Getz, The Complete Roost Recordings, Roost CDP 7243 8 59622 2 6 (CD)

51/10/28: Stan Getz, The Complete Roost Recordings, Blue Note 7243 8 59622 2 6 (CD); Note: This is a live performance.

54/06/07: Art Farmer, Art Farmer Septet, Prestige OJCCD-054-2 (CD)

57/00/00: Bob Brookmeyer, Hall Overton, Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Bill Crow, Dick Scott, The Jazz Loft 1954-1965, Jazz Magnet JAM-2002 (CD)

57/02/14: Conte Candoli/Lee Morgan, Double or Nothin’, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSR-CD 197 (CD)

59/00/00: Jon Hendricks, A Good Git-Together, Pacific Jazz 0946 3 69812 2 2 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Music in the Air.”

61/07/03: Stan Getz, Stan Getz Special – Vol. 1, Raretone (It.) 5010-FC (LP); Note: Wrongly listed on this LP and the CD reissue Natasha Imports NI 4008 as “Where Do You Go.”

61/11/11: Stan Getz, Stan Getz At Birdland 1961, Fresh Sound (Sp.) FSR-CD 741 (CD)

87/07/09: The Ritz, The Ritz, Denon CY-1839 (CD); Note: Listed in liner notes as “Music in the Air.”

92/12/14: Ed Bennett, Blues for Hamp, Saphu SCD-0015 (CD)

2000/05/03: Dennis Raffelock, So Many Ways, The Heart of Jazz V-1001 (CD); Note: Listed on CD as “Music In the Air.”

2004/07/26-29: Gebrueder Ohrentaub Tuba Quartet, Four Brothers, Platin Media Prods. (Ger.) (CD, Digital Download); Note: Listed as “Music In the Air.”

2006/09/00: Colleen Savage, Hallelujah, Savage Music (Can.) SAV 06 (CD); Note: Listed on CD as “Music In the Air.”

2013/07/00: Amy London, Darmon Meader, Dylan Pramuk, Holli Ross, The Royal Bopsters Project, Motéma 182 (CD); Note: Listed on CD as “Music In the Air.”

  • Wolf Talk (Wolf’s Talk) 1955

32-bar form (AABA), C major, chord changes of “I Got Rhythm”

56/06/25: Jimmy Cleveland (Various Artists), Rhythm Plus One, Epic LN 3297 (LP)

Note: The composer credit is indicated as “Lee Sears” (a Gryce pseudonym) on the LP label, but Gigi Gryce in the liner notes.

  •  You’ll Always Be the One I Love 1955

32-bar form (AABA), A major

50/05/00: Margie Anderson, Columbia 30213 (78); Note: This is the earliest known recording of a Gigi Gryce composition. It has never been reissued on LP or CD.

55/10/22: Gigi Gryce, Nica’s Tempo, Savoy (Jpn.) SV 0126 (CD)

  • You’re Not the Kind 1955

32-bar form (ABA’C), C major, chord changes of “Pennies from Heaven”

58/11/17: Benny Golson, Benny Golson and the Philadelphians, Blue Note CDP 7243 4 94104 2 8 (CD)

  • Yvette 1952, 1956

32-bar form (ABAC), F major

51/08/15: Stan Getz, The Complete Roost Recordings, Roost CDP 7243 8 59622 2 6 (CD)

53/12/01: Jack Noren Quartet, Lars Gullin, Modern Sounds Vol. 2, 1953, Dragon (Sw.) DRCD 234 (CD)

2002/08/00: Allison Neale, Melody Express, 33 Records (Eng.) 33JAZZ103 (CD)

Unrecorded Compositions of Gigi Gryce

Unless otherwise noted, the following titles were never recorded, and could very well represent just a fraction of the Gryce compositions that have never seen the light of day. During the course of being interviewed on the subject of Gryce, several subjects recalled seeing a large body of works stored in Gryce’s home. Unfortunately, that treasure-trove of material, if it remained intact, could never be located and it is very possible that many of his manuscripts were either destroyed or given to parties unknown. This compilation was drawn from Library of Congress, BMI, and ASCAP records. It was possible to examine some, but not all, of Gryce’s copyright depositions, and the approximate year of registration is given, followed by occasional comments on form and structure. It is interesting to note that several of these pieces were apparently composed during his later years, after Gryce had left the music business.

5-3 X March 1975

A.S.I.A. Suite 1975 (A.S.I.A. stands for: “Africa, South America, India, Asia”)

Bananas 1956

Bassology 1956

Blues – Part 1 (Manhattan Blues) 1955

Blues – Part 2 (Pensacola Blues) 1955

Blues You Choose (Blues U Choose) 1956

But Most of All 1957

Can This Be Love 1956 (32-bar form (AABA), E-flat major)

Chase Me With a Melody 1956 (32-bar waltz (AABA), C major)

Concerto (Unaccompanied alto saxophone) 1964

Concerto For Cookie 1968

Count Ali Carte (Scalpin’) 1958

Dance of the Green Witches 1964; Note: This piece was composed in the early 1950s.

Denise 1955

Do Not Sleep My Children 1975

Down Home Boy 1956

Duck Strut Blues 1956 (12-bar blues in C major)

Easter’s Coming 1955 (19-bar form (AABA, 5+5+4+5), E-flat major)

Echo, The 1957

Es Tut Mir Leid 1967

Evening In Pakistan 1957

Fathia 1968

Fool In Love, A 1956 (32-bar form (AABA), E-flat major)

For Beauty’s Sake 1955 (32-bar form (AABA), F major)

Fugue (Brass quartet) 1964

God’s Gift To Man 1964

Gryce Suite 1, The (Pepsi Cola Trailers) 1960

  • Kids
  • Drive In
  • Tickets
  • Magician

Gryce Suite 2, The (On the Sound – Background Music for the Film, “Jazz Dance USA”) 1960; Note: This short film was released so the themes listed were, in fact, recorded but not for audio release.

  • Blues In the Morning
  • Despair
  • Rat Race Blues; Note: This theme was recorded on Prestige/New Jazz OJCCD-081-2.
  • Lighthouse
  • Search
  • Sequence
  • Ratology

Holiday Drums (Holiday For Drums) 1976

Holiday on Broadway 1955

Home Boy 1957 (56-bar form (AABA, 16+16+8+16), Gospel-style, C major)

I’ll Wait For You 1956 (32-bar form (ABAC), E-flat major)

I’m Going To Skin Your Natural Hide 1957

If It Don’t Get Better Then It’s Gonna Get Worse 1958

In Memory of Gene 1962; Note: Composed in memory of Hartford pianist Gene Nelson.

Junior Bounce 1957

Just Groovin’ 1955

Lady Luck 1955 (32-bar form (AABA), F major); Note: This composition is very similar to “So That’s How It’s Gonna Be.”

Lailatul-Qadr. 1967; Note: The title, taken from the Quran, means “The Night of Power.”

Latin, The 1956

Let’s Face It 1962

Little Folks 1955 (32-bar form (AABA), B-flat major)

Loneliness 1955

Lover’s Mood 1954 (Eu 381408, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954) (32-bar form (AABA), E-flat major)

Mambo in Eb 1955

Mambo Velasco 1956

March On America (Wake Up Young America) 1956, 1958; Lyrics by Jon Hendricks; standard march with two 16-bar themes

Minor Talk 1957

Mood In Blue 1954 (Eu 381400, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954) (32-bar form (AABA), E-flat major); Note: Although the sheet music published in 1955 indicates that this composition was recorded by Earl Bostic on King Records, no such recording could be found.

Moon Beams 1955 (32-bar form (ABAC), A-flat major)

Night That We Met, The 1955, 1956 (32-bar form (AABA), E-flat major); Lyrics by Leo Corday

Now How Do You Know 1957

Now That I Found You (She’s (He’s) My Baby) 1956, 1959; Lyrics by Leo Corday; (32 bar form (AABA), E-flat major)

Oh Baby Please 1957

Pee Wee 1956

Please Come Back To Me Dear 1955

Prelude 1967

Quartet for Brass Instruments 1977

Rosie (Josie) 1957

Seven Senses 1968

Since You’ve Come to Me 1954 (Eu 381396, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954) (32-bar form (ABAC), E-flat major)

So That’s How It’s Gonna Be 1955 (32-bar form (AABA), F major); Note: This composition is very similar to “Lady Luck.”

Sol’in 1955 (altered 12-bar blues in A major)

Sonata (Violin Sonata) 1964

Soul 1959

Spot Meant For Two, A 1958

Spring Is Coming 1977

Starvation 1964

Take a Little Tip From Me 1957 (12-bar blues in C major)

Trolly Tracks 1954 (Eu 381398, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954) (32-bar form (AABA), F major)

Waltz of the Willow Tree 1956

Where Do We Go From Here 1956

Wishing 1954 (Eu 381399, B. F. Wood Music, 12/31/1954) (32-bar form (AABA), G major)

Wishing Song, The 1956

The following may comprise a suite. All of the titles date from 1968 and have Islamic references:

  • Al-Hikmat (Wisdom)
  • Hajj (The annual pilgrimage to Mecca, a major Islamic celebration)
  • Jihad (The striving or struggle carried out by Muslims in their effort to follow and defend the teachings of Allah)
  • Safa (A small mountain involved in an Islamic ritual called the Sa’i, performed as part of the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj))
  • Shaitan (Satan, the source of evil in the world)
  • Yarun (The title may refer to a village inwhat is now Lebanon)
  • Zemzem (A sacred well in the city of Mecca knownas “The Well of Ishmael” thought to have healing powers)

A folio named Song Booklet – Six Selections Seasonal and Relative was copyrighted in 1967 and contains the following 6 titles all composed by “Basheer Qusim, Esq.”:

  • Rajab
  • Sha’ban
  • Ramadan
  • Fathia (Note: probably the name Gryce had planned for his daughter Lynette)
  • Bilil Muhammad (Note: Gryce’s baby son who did not survive)
  • Wolf Talk (Note: first copyrighted in 1955 and recorded in 1956)

A folio named Musical Themes for Use In ‘A Study In Improvisation’ As Well As for Individual Use was copyrighted in 1968 and contains the following 8 titles:

  • Break! Break!
  • Seven Senses (Note: This is a melody with the chords of “Embraceable You.”)
  • Improvised Solo On Theme Seven Senses – Solo by Basheer Qusim (Note: This is Gryce’s solo transcribed from the 1955 “play-along” recording of “Embraceable You” on Signal 101.)
  • Brown! Brown! Brown! – Improvised by Basheer Qusim
  • Reflection – Improvised by Basheer Qusim
  • Know! No! – Improvised by Basheer Qusim
  • Down! Up! – Improvised by Basheer Qusim
  • Scuffle! Scuffle! – Improvised by Basheer Qusim

Two folios were published in 1955 by B. F. Wood Music, Boston, MA (some of the songs included were recorded – see above list):

Modern Sounds, Volume 1 for Piano, Eb Horns and Bb Horns by Gigi Gryce (Ep 90605, 06/24/1955):

  • Futurity
  • Simplicity
  • Baby
  • Mood In Blue
  • Expansion
  • Trolly Tracks
  • Since You’ve Come To Me

Modern Sounds, Volume 2 for Piano, Eb Horns and Bb Horns by Gigi Gryce (Ep 90606, 06/24/1955):

  • Quick Step
  • Deltitnu
  • Strictly Romantic
  • Eleanor
  • Consultation
  • Lover’s Mood
  • Wishing