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Black California: The Savoy Sessions

# Tracks Playtime Session Session Personnel & Personnel Variances for Tracks
1 Backbreaker - Part 1: Wardell Gray 16:22 Howard McGhee, Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray July 6, 1947 Howard McGhee (trumpet)
(variance) -- Al Killian (trumpet), Sonny Criss (alto saxophone), Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone), Russ Freeman (piano), Barney Kessel (electric guitar), Red Callender (bass), Tim Kennedy (drums), Earl Coleman (vocal), Trummy Young (omit), Dexter Gordon (omit), Hampton Hawes (omit), Harry Babasin (omit), Roy Porter (omit),
2 Laguna 02:41 Slim Gaillard late 1945 Dodo Marmarosa (piano), Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocal), Bam Brown (bass, vocal), Zutty Singleton (drums)
3 Boogin' at Berg's 02:49 Slim Gaillard late 1945 Dodo Marmarosa (piano), Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocal), Bam Brown (bass, vocal), Zutty Singleton (drums)
4 Dunkin' Bagel 02:46 Slim Gaillard late 1945 Bam Brown (bass, vocal), Zutty Singleton (drums)
(variance) -- Slim Gaillard (piano), Dodo Marmarosa (omit),
5 Pete's Beat 02:36 Roy Porter 1948 or January 19, 1949 Art Farmer (trumpet), Robert Ross (trumpet), Eddie Preston (trumpet), James Metlock (trumpet), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), William Willington (trombone), Danny Horton (trombone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Leroy Robinson (alto saxophone), Joe Howard (tenor saxophone), Clifford Solomon (tenor saxophone), Clyde Dunn (baritone saxophone), Joe Harrison (piano), Ben White (guitar), Roger Alderson (bass), Roy Porter (drums), Alvy Kidd (conga)
6 Sippin' With Cisco 04:50 Roy Porter 1948 or January 19, 1949 Art Farmer (trumpet), Robert Ross (trumpet), Eddie Preston (trumpet), James Metlock (trumpet), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), William Willington (trombone), Danny Horton (trombone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Leroy Robinson (alto saxophone), Joe Howard (tenor saxophone), Clifford Solomon (tenor saxophone), Clyde Dunn (baritone saxophone), Joe Harrison (piano), Ben White (guitar), Roger Alderson (bass), Roy Porter (drums), Alvy Kidd (conga)
7 This is You 02:50 Roy Porter 1948 or January 19, 1949 Art Farmer (trumpet), Robert Ross (trumpet), Eddie Preston (trumpet), James Metlock (trumpet), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), William Willington (trombone), Danny Horton (trombone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Leroy Robinson (alto saxophone), Joe Howard (tenor saxophone), Clifford Solomon (tenor saxophone), Clyde Dunn (baritone saxophone), Joe Harrison (piano), Ben White (guitar), Roger Alderson (bass), Roy Porter (drums), Alvy Kidd (conga)
(variance) -- Paul Sparks (vocal)
8 Gassin' the Wig 02:44 Roy Porter 1948 or January 19, 1949 Art Farmer (trumpet), Robert Ross (trumpet), Eddie Preston (trumpet), James Metlock (trumpet), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), William Willington (trombone), Danny Horton (trombone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Leroy Robinson (alto saxophone), Joe Howard (tenor saxophone), Clifford Solomon (tenor saxophone), Clyde Dunn (baritone saxophone), Joe Harrison (piano), Ben White (guitar), Roger Alderson (bass), Roy Porter (drums), Alvy Kidd (conga)
9 Phantom Moon 02:55 Roy Porter February 23, 1949 Art Farmer (trumpet), James Metlock (trumpet), Eddie Preston (trumpet), Robert Ross (trumpet), Danny Horton (trombone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), William Willington (trombone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Leroy Robinson (alto saxophone), Joe Howard (tenor saxophone), Clifford Solomon (tenor saxophone), Clyde Dunn (baritone saxophone), Joe Harrison (piano), Ben White (guitar), Addison Farmer (bass), Roy Porter (drums), Alvy Kidd (conga)
10 Howard's Idea 02:58 Roy Porter February 23, 1949 Art Farmer (trumpet), James Metlock (trumpet), Eddie Preston (trumpet), Robert Ross (trumpet), Danny Horton (trombone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), William Willington (trombone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Leroy Robinson (alto saxophone), Joe Howard (tenor saxophone), Clifford Solomon (tenor saxophone), Clyde Dunn (baritone saxophone), Joe Harrison (piano), Ben White (guitar), Addison Farmer (bass), Roy Porter (drums), Alvy Kidd (conga)
11 Love is Laughing at Me 02:49 Roy Porter February 23, 1949 Art Farmer (trumpet), James Metlock (trumpet), Eddie Preston (trumpet), Robert Ross (trumpet), Danny Horton (trombone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), William Willington (trombone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Leroy Robinson (alto saxophone), Joe Howard (tenor saxophone), Clifford Solomon (tenor saxophone), Clyde Dunn (baritone saxophone), Joe Harrison (piano), Ben White (guitar), Addison Farmer (bass), Roy Porter (drums), Alvy Kidd (conga)
(variance) -- Paul Sparks (vocal)
12 Little Wig 02:34 Roy Porter February 23, 1949 Art Farmer (trumpet), James Metlock (trumpet), Eddie Preston (trumpet), Robert Ross (trumpet), Danny Horton (trombone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), William Willington (trombone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Leroy Robinson (alto saxophone), Joe Howard (tenor saxophone), Clifford Solomon (tenor saxophone), Clyde Dunn (baritone saxophone), Joe Harrison (piano), Ben White (guitar), Addison Farmer (bass), Roy Porter (drums), Alvy Kidd (conga)
13 Helen's Advice 02:43 Helen Humes November 20, 1950 Helen Humes (vocal), Vernon Smith (trumpet), Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Ernie Freeman (piano), Red Callender (bass), J.C. Heard (drums)
14 Airplane Blues 02:29 Helen Humes November 20, 1950 Helen Humes (vocal), Vernon Smith (trumpet), Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Ernie Freeman (piano), Red Callender (bass), J.C. Heard (drums)
15 Knockin' Myself Out 02:15 Helen Humes November 20, 1950 Helen Humes (vocal), Vernon Smith (trumpet), Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Ernie Freeman (piano), Red Callender (bass), J.C. Heard (drums)
16 Ain't Gonna Quit You Baby 02:48 Helen Humes November 20, 1950 Helen Humes (vocal), Vernon Smith (trumpet), Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Ernie Freeman (piano), Red Callender (bass), J.C. Heard (drums)
17 Outlandish 02:35 Harold Land April 25, 1949 Froebel Brigham (trumpet), Russell Campbell (trombone), William Doty (alto saxophone), Harold Land (tenor saxophone), Fred Jackson (piano), David Dyson (bass), Leon Petties (drums)
18 Swingin' on Savoy 02:35 Harold Land April 25, 1949 Froebel Brigham (trumpet), Russell Campbell (trombone), William Doty (alto saxophone), Harold Land (tenor saxophone), Fred Jackson (piano), David Dyson (bass), Leon Petties (drums)
19 San Diego Bounce 02:49 Harold Land April 25, 1949 Froebel Brigham (trumpet), Russell Campbell (trombone), William Doty (alto saxophone), Harold Land (tenor saxophone), Fred Jackson (piano), David Dyson (bass), Leon Petties (drums)
20 I'll Remember April 02:52 Harold Land April 25, 1949 Froebel Brigham (trumpet), Russell Campbell (trombone), William Doty (alto saxophone), Harold Land (tenor saxophone), Fred Jackson (piano), David Dyson (bass), Leon Petties (drums)
21 Brown Gold 02:21 Art Pepper March 4, 1952 Art Pepper (alto saxophone), Hampton Hawes (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Larry Bunker (drums)
22 These Foolish Things 02:38 Art Pepper March 4, 1952 Art Pepper (alto saxophone), Hampton Hawes (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Larry Bunker (drums)
23 Surf Ride 02:49 Art Pepper March 4, 1952 Art Pepper (alto saxophone), Hampton Hawes (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Larry Bunker (drums)
24 Holiday Flight 03:06 Art Pepper March 4, 1952 Art Pepper (alto saxophone), Hampton Hawes (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Larry Bunker (drums)
25 Jumpin' Jacques 02:49 Hampton Hawes September 10, 1952 Hampton Hawes (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Shelly Manne (drums)
26 Don't Get Around Much Anymore 02:42 Hampton Hawes September 10, 1952 Hampton Hawes (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Shelly Manne (drums)
27 It's You or No One 02:44 Hampton Hawes September 10, 1952 Hampton Hawes (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Shelly Manne (drums)
28 Thou Swell 02:41 Hampton Hawes September 10, 1952 Hampton Hawes (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Shelly Manne (drums)
Leader(s): 
Sonny Criss
Leader(s): 
Slim Gaillard
Leader(s): 
Roy Porter
Leader(s): 
Eric Dolphy
Leader(s): 
Helen Humes
Leader(s): 
Harold Land
Leader(s): 
Hampton Hawes
Leader(s): 
Art Pepper
Label Name: 
Savoy Records
Catalog Number: 
SJL 2215
Tracks: 
Laguna
Tracks: 
Boogin' at Berg's
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Dunkin' Bagel
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Pete's Beat
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Sippin' With Cisco
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This is You
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Gassin' the Wig
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Phantom Moon
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Howard's Idea
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Little Wig
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Helen's Advice
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Airplane Blues
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Outlandish
Tracks: 
Swingin' on Savoy
Tracks: 
San Diego Bounce
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Brown Gold
Tracks: 
Surf Ride
Tracks: 
Holiday Flight
Tracks: 
Jumpin' Jacques
Tracks: 
It's You or No One
Tracks: 
Thou Swell
Format: 
LP
Issue Status: 
reissue
Post-production audio editing
Producer: 
Ralph Bass
Reissue Producer: 
Bob Porter
Remaster: 
no
Remix: 
no
Overdub: 
no
Physical object
Liner note author(s): 
Patricia Willard
Cover artist (s): 
Dennis Pohl
Design Supervisor: 
Robert Heimall
Sources: 
discogs.com; jazzdiscography.com; Eric Dolphy: A Musical Biography & Discography Smosko, Vladimir and Barry Tepperman