Freddie Green's Recording Sessions as a "Sideman"

This listing offers an overview of Freddie Green's extensive work as a side man between 1937 and 1987. These are about 95 or so recording sessions that Freddie did outside of the Basie group. Also listed is information about one available release for each session. It should be noted that some sessions have been released on many separate releases. Cataloging detail at that level would be extensive. For the most part, this discography does not include the same session more than once (e.g., cuts from the same session released by more than one artist or on different albums by the same artist).

At the bottom of this page, Be sure to check out the bar graph at the bottom of this page. It offers a visual representation of the number of session per year. 1956 stands out especially with 19 sessions.

Compiled by Mark Allen
April 2004

Year

Artist/Leader

Available Recording

1937

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday Greatest Hits Columbia CK65757

1937

Teddy Wilson

Giants of Jazz CD53006

1937

Teddy Wilson

Lester Leaps In - Proper P1129

1938

Lester Young

The Kansas City Six GRP CMD402

1938

Lester Young

The Kansas City Five GRP CMD402

1938

Buck Clayton

Fiesta In Blue - Past Perfect 205732-203

1939

Lionel Hampton

Various releases

1939

Charlie Christian

C.C. with the Kansas City 6 Fuel 3020611672

1940

Benny Goodman

Afternoon Of A Basie-ite - Proper P1130

1943

Lester Young

Various Releases

1944

Lester Young

Lester Young Quintet Savoy SVY 17122

1944

Earle Warren

Poor Little Plaything Savoy SVY 17122

1946

Illinois Jacquet

Jumpin' at Apollo Delmark DE-538

1946

Illinois Jacquet

Jumpin' Jacquet - Past Perfect 205728-203

1947

Illinois Jacquet

Various releases

1947

Sir Charles Thompson

Takin' Off - Delmark DD-450

1951

Paul Quinichette

The Vice Pres EmArcy MG 36027

1952

Paul Quinichette

Cattin' with Coltrane DCC Jazz GZS-1085

1952

Paul Quinichette

All Star Sessions Ocium

1952

Billie Holiday

Blue Moon Dreyfus FDM 367 41-2

1953

Illinois Jacquet

Collate No2 Clef MG C 129

1953

Buck Clayton

How Hi The Fi Columbia CL 567

1953

Buck Clayton

The Golden Days of Jazz CBS 88031

1953

Buck Clayton

All The Cats Join In CBS 882

1953

Paul Quinichette

Sequel EmArcy MG 26035

1954

Paul Quinichette

PQ Special Decca

1954

Urbie Green

U.G. and His Band Vanguard VRS-8016

1954

Brother John Sellers

Sings Blues and Folks Songs Vanguard 79036-2

1954

Sir Charles Thompson

Basie Style Vanguard VRS 8527

1955?

Sammy Price

The Blues Aint Nothin' But Kapp SAH-R 6234

1955

Sonny Stitt

Plays Arrangements From the Pen of Q.J. Roost 2204

1955

Jimmy Rushing

Listen To The Blues Jazztone J1244

1955

Buck Clayton

Huckle Buck Columbia CL548

1955

Gordon Jenkins

Everest SDBR 1087

1955

Jo Jones

Jo Jones Special Jazztone J1242

1955

Al Cohn

That Old Feeling RCA 74321609912

1955

Al Cohn

The Natural Seven RCA 74321609922

1955

Flip Phillips

Jumpin' Moods Clef MGC-158

1955

Gene Krupa

Drummer Man Verve 827843-2

1955

Buddy Rich

Wailing B.R. MGN 1078

1955

Joe Newman

All I Wanna Do is Swing RCA 74321609842

1955

Joe Newman

I'm Still Swinging RCA 07863

1955

Jo Jones

Jo Jones Special Vanguard VRS 8503

1955

Hendricks/Lambert/Ross

Sing a Song of Basie Verve

1955

Nat Pierce

Old Time Modern - Vanguard VRS8520

1956

Joe Newman

I Feel Like A New Man Vogue LAE 12049

1956

Chuck Darwin (producer)

New Voices Dawn DLP 1129

1956

Lester Young

Lester Swings Verve 314 547 722-2

1956

Beverley Kenney

Roost RS 33

1956

Teddi King

Bidin' My Time RCA 1147

1956

Joe Turner

Boss of the Blues KC 108

1956

Frank Wess

Trombones and Flute Savoy 081757019026

1956

Ruby Braff

Braff! Epic LN3377

1956

Al Cohn

Jazz Workshop RCA LPM 1161

1956

Dinah Washington

Essential Verve 512 905-2

1956

Joe Newman

A Salute to Satch RCA 07863

1956

Joe Newman

The Midgets RCA 07863

1956

Seldon Powell

Sextet Featuring Jimmy Cleveland Roost FSR-CD93

1956

Sonny Stitt

Plays Fresh Sound Records FSR CD-92

1956

Joe Turner

The Boss Of The Blues Collectables COL-CD-6327

1956

Freddie Green

Mr. Rhythm Koch Jazz KOC CD-8587

1956

Frank Wess

Opus In Swing Savoy SV-0144

1956

Frank Wess

Jazz For Playboys Savoy 92982-2

1956

Sonny Stitt

Sonny Stitt Plays - Roost 2208

1957

Gerry Mulligan

Revelation Blue Note 532

1957

Nat Pierce

KC Memories Coral CRL-57891

1957

Gerry Mulligan

Songbook Pacific Jazz D 111986

1957

Joe Newman

And The Boys In The Band

1957

Paul Quinichette

For Basie Prestige OJCCD-978-2

1957

Charlie Rouse/P. Quinichette

The Chase Is On Bethlehem BCP 6038

1957

Eddie Vinson

Cleanhead's Back In Town Bethlehem

1957

Count Basie Bunch

Too Marvelous For Words - Vanguard 79601-2

1957

Jo Jones

Cool Too - Vanguard 79603-2

1957

Lambert/Hendricks/Ross

Sing A Song Of Basie - Impulse Stereo A-83

1958

Harry Edison

The Swinger Verve 314 559 868-2

1958

Vito Price

Swinging The Loop - Argo 631

1958

Harry Edison

Mr. Swing Verve 314 559 868-2

1958

Harry Edison

H. Edison Swings B. Clayton Verve MGVS 6016

1958

Coleman Hawkins

Meets the Big Sax Section Savoy SV 0248

1958

Bob Brookmeyer

Stretching Out UAS 5023

1958

Paul Quinichette

The Kid From Denver Dawn DLP-1109

1958

Paul Quinichette

Basie Reunion Prestige OJCCD-1049-2

1959

Dinah Washington

The Essential Verve 731451290527

1959

Ernie Wilkins

Here Comes the Swinging Mr. W. Everest

1961

Jon Hendricks

Fast Livin' Blues Columbia

1961

Teri Thornton

Devil May Care Riverside 352

1961

Ray Charles

Genius + Soul = Jazz

1961

Joe Williams/H.Edison

Together Have a Good Time Roulette 31790

1962

Woody Herman

The New World MFSL UDCD 630

1963

Jimmy Rushing

Five Feet of Soul Collectables COL-CD-6313

1975

Herb Ellis/F. Green

Rhythm Willie Concord CCD-6010

1976

Jo Jones

The Main Man OJCCD 869-2

1978

Snooky Young/M. Royal

Snooky and Marshal's Album Concord CCD-4055

1981

Tee Carson

Basically Count - Palo Alto Jazz 862215

1985

Teddy Wilson

Swing Reunion B.O.M.R. 31-7631

1987

Ray Brown

Superbass Capri 74018-2

Freddie Green's Sideman Recording Sessions (by Year)

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