JIMMY PONDER

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MR. SHING-A-LING
Lou Donaldson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: October 27, 1967

Lou Donaldson (as); Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy "Fats" Ponder (g); Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammad) (d).

a. (1971 (tk. 2)) Ode To Billie Joe (Bobbie Gentry) - 6:30

same, add Blue Mitchell (tp).

b. (1972 (tk. 10)) Peepin' (Lonnie Smith) - 8:18
c. (1973 (tk. 16)) The Kid (Harold Ousley) - 10:59
d. (1974 (tk. 17)) The Shadow Of Your Smile (J. Mandel/P.F. Webster) - 6:23
e. (1975 (tk. 18)) The Humpback (Lou Donaldson) - 5:25

Issues: a-e on Blue Note BST-84271, Blue Note CDP 0777 7 84271 2 4 [CD], Blue Note (Jap) TOCJ-4271 [CD], Blue Note (Jap) TOCJ-6682 [CD].
Singles: e & b on Blue Note 45-1937 [45].
Samplers: a also on Blue Note 54360 [CD] titled BLUE BREAK BEATS VOLUME THREE and Blue Note 23182 [CD] titled BLUE BREAK BEATS VOLUMES ONE-FOUR. b also on Blue Note BST-89904 titled BLUE NOTE'S THREE DECADES OF JAZZ 1959-1969, Blue Note BN-LA160-2 titled A DECADE OF JAZZ VOLUME 3 (1959-1969), Blue Note (E) CDP 8 30721 2 [CD] titled RIGHTEOUS REED! THE BEST OF PAPPA LOU, Blue Note CDP 8 37745 2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF LOU DONALDSON VOL. II. and Blue Note 0946 3 31434 2 5 [CD] titled THE ARTIST SELECTS. c also on Blue Note 7243 8 29092 2 4 [CD] titled SO BLUE SO FUNKY: HEROES OF THE HAMMOND/VOLUME 2.
Producer: Francis Wolff
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Del Shields 


COMIN' HOME
The Joe Thomas Group
New York City: c. 1968

Robbie Porter (bs); Joe Thomas (f); Jiggs Chase (org); Jimmy Ponder, Jimmy Wilkinson (g); Kenny Pollard (d).

a. Monique (Joe Thomas) - 4:04
b. Comin' Home Baby (Ben Tucker/Bob Dorough) - 6:10
c. Illya Darling (Hadjidekis) - 3:47
d. You Bet Your Sweet Bippy (Joe Thomas) - 7:35
e. Soul Bossa Nova (Quincy Jones) - 3:32

Joe Thomas (ts); Robbie Porter (bs); Jiggs Chase (org); Jimmy Ponder, Jimmy Wilkinson (g); Kenny Pollard (d).

f. Call Me (Tony Hatch) - 3:23
g. Isn't It Romantic (Richard Rodgers) - 3:30
h. More (Ortolani/Oliviero/Newell) - 4:30

Joe Thomas (ts, f); Robbie Porter (bs); Jiggs Chase (p); Jimmy Ponder, Jimmy Wilkinson (g); Kenny Pollard (d) with vcl.

i. Big Heart, Giant Soul (Joe Thomas) - 3:14

Note: Jimmy Ponder probably does not play on all titles here (nor does the other guitarist).

Issues: a-i on Cobblestone CST-7001, Buddah 20313, Vintage (It) VCS 011 [CD].
Singles: b & h also on Cobblestone 714 [45].
Producer: Joe Letterman


THAT CERTAIN FEELING
John Patton
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: March 8, 1968

Junior Cook (ts); John Patton (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Clifford Jarvis (d).

a. (2052) (tk.2) Daddy James (Jimmy Watson) - 6:47
b. (2053) (tk.9) Early A.M. (John Patton) - 7:10
c. (2054) (tk.14) Minor Swing (John Patton) - 6:32
d. (2055) (tk.16) Dirty Fingers (John Patton) - 6:13
e. (2056) (tk.19) I Want To Go Home (John Patton) - 8:28
f. (2057) (tk.23) String Bean (John Patton) - 5:35

Issues: a-f on Blue Note BST 84281.
Samplers: a-f also on Mosaic Select MS-006 [CD] titled MOSAIC SELECT - JOHN PATTON. e also on Blue Note 7243 8 29092 2 4 [CD] titled SO BLUE SO FUNKY: HEROES OF THE HAMMOND/VOLUME 2. f also on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 35636 2 [CD] titled BLUE NOTE RARE GROOVES.
Producer: Francis Wolff
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Ed Williams


GRASS ROOTS
Andrew Hill
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: April 19, 1968

Woody Shaw (tp); Frank Mitchell (ts); Andrew Hill (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Reggie Workman (b); Idris Muhammad (d).

a. (2094) Bayou Red (Andrew Hill) - 5:55
b. (2095) Venture Inward (Andrew Hill) - 4:31
c. (2096) Soul Special (Andrew Hill) - 8:48
d. (2097) (tk.32) MC (Andrew Hill) - 9:08
e. (2098) (tk.33 or 34) Love Nocturne (Andrew Hill) - 7:33

Note: These titles did not appear on the 1968 LP Blue Note BST 84303 titled GRASS ROOTS and were issued for the first time in 1999 on Blue Note 7243 5 22672 2 4 [CD] titled GRASS ROOTS. Other titles without Jimmy Ponder.

Issues: a-e on Blue Note 7243 5 22672 2 4 [CD] (issued 1999).
Samplers: c also on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 35636 2 3 [CD] titled BLUE NOTE RARE GROOVES.
Producer: Francis Wolff
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Nat Hentoff, Michael Cuscuna


AIN'T NO WAY
Stanley Turrentine
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: May 10, 1968

Stanley Turrentine (ts); Shirley Scott (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Bob Cranshaw (b); Ray Lucas (d).

a. (3020) I Got The Feeling (rejected)
b. (3021) She's Looking Good (rejected)
c. (3022) (tk. 8) Ain't No Way (Carolyn Franklin) - 11:03

Note: Other titles without Jimmy Ponder.

Issues: c on Blue Note LT-1095. 
Samplers: c also on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 54719 2 6 [CD] titled COMMON TOUCH
Producer: Francis Wolff
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Michael Cuscuna


COMMON TOUCH
Stanley Turrentine featuring Shirley Scott
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: August 30, 1968

Stanley Turrentine (ts); Shirley Scott (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Bob Cranshaw (el-b); Leo Morris [Idris Muhammad] (d).

a. 3095 (tk. 2) Blowin' In The Wind (Bob Dylan) - 5:53
b. 3096 (tk. 8) Boogaloo (Shirley Scott) - 6:22
c. 3097 (tk.10) Common Touch (S. Hurt/D. Burns) - 6:18
d. 3098 (tk.21) Buster Brown (D. Burns/W. Daniels) - 5:23
e. 3099 (tk.24) Living Through It All (D. Burns/A. Goodman) - 7:14
f. 3100 (tk.28) Lonely Avenue (Doc Pomus) - 8:05

Note: See May 10, 1968 for one additional title on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 54719 2 6 [CD].

Issues: a-f on Blue Note BST-84305, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 54719 2 6 [CD]. 
Samplers: b also on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 35636 2 3 [CD] titled BLUE NOTE RARE GROOVES.
Producer: Francis Wolff
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Viv Roundtree


SAY IT LOUD!
Lou Donaldson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: November 6, 1968

Blue Mitchell (tp); Lou Donaldson (el-as); Charles Earland (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammad) (d).

a. (tk.2) Brother Soul (Lou Donaldson) - 8:13
b. (tk.3) Snake Bone (Lou Donaldson) - 9:30
c. (tk.8) Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud (Brown/Ellis) - 7:26
d. (tk.10) Caravan (Elliington/Tizol/Mills) - 5:10
e. (tk.12) Summertime (Gershwin/Heyward) - 5:45
f. (tk.16) Red Top

Issues: a-e on Blue Note BST 84299, Water 143 [CD].
Singles: c & b on Blue Note 1943 [45].
Samplers: a also on Blue Note CDP 8 31883 2 [CD] titled THE LOST GROOVES and Blue Note 4947092 [CD] titled LOU DONALDSON BLUE BREAK BEATS. a & d also on Blue Note CDP 8 37745 2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF LOU DONALDSON VOL. II. c also on Blue Note 7243 5 30855 2 0 [CD] titled BLUE FUN and Blue Note (Fr) 5412321, Blue Note (Fr) 5412952 [CD] titled SAY IT LOUD: BROTHER, PRIDE & GROOVE ON BLUE NOTE. d also on Blue Note 0946 3 31434 2 5 [CD] titled THE ARTIST SELECTS.
Producer: Francis Wolff
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Jerry Boulding (Blue Note BST 84299). C. Andrew Hovan, Jerry Boulding (Water 143 [CD]).


RIPPIN' & RUNNIN'
Johnny Hodges
New York City: December 9, 1968

Johnny Hodges (as); Willie Gardner (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Ron Carter (b); Freddie Waits (d).

a. (105883) Cue Time (Edith Cue Hodges) - 4:53
b. (105884) Moonflower (Don Sebesky) - 3:10
c. (105885) Touch Love (Alonzo Levister) - 4:00
d. (105886) Rippin' & Runnin'

New York City: December 10, 1968
same.

e. (105888) Jeep Bounces Back (Edith Cue Hodges) - 5:50
f. (105889) Rio Segundo (Johnny Hodges) - 3:23
g. (105890) Rippin' & Runnin' (Tom McIntosh) - 4:13
h. (105891) Tell Everybody's Children (Tom McIntosh) - 8:23

Issues: a-c & e-h on Verve V6-8753.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Dave Sanders, Tony May
Notes: Leonard Feather


Reuben Wilson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: February 28, 1969

Richard Williams (tp); Trevor Lawrence (ts); Reuben Wilson (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); George Baker (b); Tommy Derrick (d).

a. (3737) Hot Rod
b. (3738) Stormy
c. (3739) Cruisin'
d. (3740) I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

Note: This session is a rejected, early template for the album that became Blue Note BST 84317 titled LOVE BUG, recorded with an entirely different group (without Jimmy Ponder).

Issues: None.


BOSS ORGAN
Charles Earland
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: prob c. 1969

Charles Earland (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Bobby Durham (d).

a. Danny Boy Soul   
b. Millology
c. Six Twice
d. Mustang
e. Tonk
f. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
g. Wha's Happinin'

Issues: a-g on Choice ST-517


SOUL CRIB
The Charlie Earland Trio featuring George Coleman
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: 1969

George Coleman (ts); Charlie Earland (org); Jimmie Ponder (g); Walter Perkins (d).

a. Soon It's Gonna Rain (Jones/Williamson) - 7:30
b. Strangers In The Night (Kaempfert/Roosevelt) - 5:30
c. Old Folks (Robison/Remick) - 5:30
d. The Dozens (Charlie Earland) - 2:50
e. Milestones #2 (Miles Davis) - 3:30
f. Mus' Be LSD (David) - 6:30
g. Undecided (Charlie Shavers) - 6:45

Issues: a-g on Choice ST 520
Producer: Ozzie Cadena
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


FANCY FREE
Donald Byrd
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (?): May 9, 1969

Donald Byrd (tp); Julian Priester (tb); Lew Tabackin (f); Frank Foster (ts); Duke Pearson (el-p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Roland Wilson (b); Joe Chambers (d); Nat Bettis, John Robinson (perc).

a. (tk.2) Weasil (Charles Hendricks) - 9:50
b. (tk. 8) I Love The Girl (Donald Byrd) - 8:35

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (?): June 6, 1969
Donald Byrd (tp); Julian Priester (tb); Jerry Dodgion (f); Frank Foster (ts); Duke Pearson (el-p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Roland Wilson (b); Leo Morris (d); Nat Bettis, John Robinson (perc).

c. (tk.10) Fancy Free (Donald Byrd) - 11:50
d. (tk.23) The Uptowner (Mitch Farber) - 9:05

Issues: a-d on Blue Note BST 84319, Blue Note CDP 0777 7 89796 2 3 [CD].
Samplers: a also on Blue Note CDP 0777 7 99106 2 5 [CD] titled BLUE BREAK BEATS and Blue Note CDP 0777 7 78960 6 2 [CD] titled EARLY BYRD: THE BEST OF THE JAZZ SOUL YEARS.
Producer: Duke Pearson
Notes: Nat Hentoff


MAMA WAILER
Lonnie Smith
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: July 14 and 15, 1971

Danny Moore (tp,flhrn); Marvin Cabell (ts solo); Dave Hubbard (ts); Lonnie Smith (org,clavinet,vcl); Robert Lowe (el-g); Ron Carter (el-b); Billy Cobham (d); William King (bgo); Airto Moreira (caxixi); Richard Pratt (cga).

a. Mama Wailer (Lonnie Smith) - 6:15

Danny Moore (tp,flhrn); Grover Washington, Jr. (f); Lonnie Smith (org); George Davis (el-g); Ron Carter (el-b); Billy Cobham (d).

b. Hola Muncea (Lonnie Smith) - 6:25

Danny Moore (tp,flhrn); Grover Washington, Jr. (ts solo,arr); Lonnie Smith (org); George Davis, Jimmy Ponder (el-g); Ron Carter (el-b, overdub b); Billy Cobham (d).

c. Stand (Sylvester Stewart) - 17:20

Danny Moore (tp,flhrn); Dave Hubbard (ts); Lonnie Smith (org); George Davis, Jimmy Ponder (el-g); Chuck Rainey (el-b); Billy Cobham (d); Airto Moreira (perc).

d. I Feel The Earth Move (Carole King) - 5:00

Note: Smith would later use the melody and rhythm he devised for the latter section of "Stand" as the basis for "Chase Game" and "Jimi Meets Miles."

Issues: a-d on Kudu KU-02, Kudu (Jap) SR-3318, Kudu (Jap) KICJ-8104, Kudu (Jap) KICJ-8358 [CD].
Singles: 
a (edit) & a (edit) on Kudu KU-901 [45]. 
Samplers: a also on Metronome (Ger) DALP 2/1929 titled CTI IS GOOD FOR YOU and CTI (Jap) KICP-634 [CD] titled CTI CLUB CLASSICS: "SHUYA OKINO SELECTION". b also on  Kudu (Jap) KICP-624 [CD], Kudu (Jap) KICJ-148 [CD] titled CATCH MY SOUL: JAZZ & FUNK RECOMMENDED and Irma (It) 488688 [CD] titled THE LATIN BEAT: LATIN SOUND FOR THE DANCEFLOOR CLUBBERS. d also on Kudu (Jap) KICP-628 [CD] titled TOUCH HIS SOUL: JAZZ & FUNK RECOMMENDED.
Producer: Creed Taylor. 
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Douglas Payne (Kudu (Jap) KICJ-8358 [CD])
Jacket: Duane Michals (photography). Bob Ciano (design).


WILDFIRE
Rusty Bryant
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: October 4, 1971

Rusty Bryant (ts); Bill Mason (org); Jimmy Ponder, Ernest Reed (g); Idris Muhammad (d); Buddy Lucas (cga).

a. Wildfire (Bryant/Mason) - 6:55

same, Ernest Reed out.

b. It's Impossible (Manzanero/Wayne) - 5:03
c. Riders On The Storm (The Doors) - 6:55
d. The Alobamo Kid (Bryant/Mason) - 7:48
e. If You Really Love Me (Wonder/Wright) - 5:55
f. All That I've Got (Preston/Troy) - 5:30

Issues: a-f on Prestige 10037
Samplers: a-f on Prestige PRCD-24211-2 [CD] titled LEGENDS OF ACID JAZZ - RUSTY BRYANT, VOL. 2.
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Carlo Wolff (Prestige PRCD-24211-2 [CD]).


JOY OF COOKIN'
Joe Thomas
New York City: c. 1972

Robbie Porter (bs); Joe Thomas (f); Jiggs Chase (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Kenny Pollard (d).

a. Thank You (Fall Etin Me Be Mice Elf Agin) (Sly Stone) - 3:32
b. Soul Sermon (Joe Thomas) - 4:05

same, except Billy Phipps (bs).

c. Mike (Joe Thomas) - 5:06
d. Dr. Ritota (Joe Thomas) - 4:40

Note: Other titles without Jimmy Ponder

Issues: a-d on Groove Merchant GM 504
Samplers: a also on Harmless (E) HURTLP018, Harmless (E) HURTCD018 [CD] titled PULP FUSION - REVENGE OF THE GHETTO GROOVES, LaserLight 55 607 [3-CD] titled BIRTH OF THE COOL FUNK: VINTAGE JAMS AND SERIOUS GROOVES and LaserLight 17 161 [CD] titled BIRTH OF THE COOL FUNK: VINTAGE JAMS AND SERIOUS GROOVES VOLUME 3.
Producer: Sonny Lester
Engineer: Malcolm Addey
Notes: Sonny Lester


ISLAND EPISODE
Houston Person
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: January 12, 1973

Victor Paz (tp); Houston Person (ts); Hank Jones (el-p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Andy Gonzalez (b); unknown (d); Nicky Marrero (timbales); Jerry Gonzalez (perc).

a. Let Me Be The One (Williams/Nichols) - 4:37
b. Don't Misunderstand (Gordon Parks) - 4:06
c. St. Thomas (Take 1) (Sonny Rollins) - 6:27
d. Theme Frorm Baxter (Michael J. Lewis) - 5:04
e. With You (unknown) - 4:17
f. Montuno Merengue (Person/Paz/Jones/Ponder/A. Gonzalex/
     J. Gonzalez/Marrero) - 9:17
g. Waking Up Alone (Paul Williams) - 5:01
h. St. Thomas (Take 2) (Sonny Rollins) - 6:10

Note: Since this session was first issued more than two decades after it was recorded, much about it escaped the memory of those who are said to have participated. While "(n)obody could recall the drummer" it is equally as likely that guitarist Jimmy Ponder is credited incorrectly here. The guitar sound here is nothing like Ponder recorded before or since and more closely resembles the metallic sound of guitarist Sonny Henry.

Issues: a-g on Prestige PRCD-11007-2 [CD] (issued 1997).
Producer: Ozzie Cadena. Prepared for release by Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Bob Porter


SUPERSTITION
Shirley Scott
New York City: 1973
Arthur Hoyle, Murray Watson (tp,flhrn); Clifford Davis (ts); Shirley Scott (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Ron Carter (b); Grady Tate (d); Frederick "Derf" Walker (cga), Richard Evans (arr).

a. (2811) Liberation Song (Shirley Scott) - 4:39
b. (2812) [unknown title]
c. (2813) Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down
    
(P. Williams/R. Nichols) - 4:55

Note: Other titles without Jimmy Ponder.

Issues: a & c on Cadet CA-50036. 
Singles: c also on Cadet 5699 [45]. 
Samplers: a also on Affinity (E) CD ARC513 [CD] titled INSIDE OUT.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Michael De Lugg, Malcolm Chisolm, Alan Varner


THE FOURTH DIMENSION
Jack McDuff
New York City: c. 1973-74

collective personnel inc. Joe Newman, Richard Williams, Jon Faddis (tp); Garnett Brown (tb); Pee Wee Ellis (ss, ts); Joe Farrell (ts, f); Harold Vick (ts); Seldon Powell, Arthur "Babe" Clarke (bs); Brother Jack McDuff (org, el-p, perc) Joe Beck, Eric Johnson, Jimmy Ponder (g); Wilbur "Dud" Bascomb, Jr., Gordon Edwards (el-b); Grady Tate (d, cga); Norman Pride (cga). 

a. Layin' Back   
b. The Fourth Dimension       
c. The City Bump        
d. All Is Fair In Love        
e. Showcasing      

same, add Jean DuShon (vcl).

f. Rolling Stone
g. Half Breed

Issues: a-g on Cadet CA-50051


IN THE CUT
Ray Bryant
New York City: 1974

Marvin Stamm, Joe Wilder (tp) George Marge (fl,ts,oboe) Ray Bryant (p) Jimmy Ponder (el-g) Jimmy Johnson (d) Montego Joe (cga) Margaret Ross (harp) Emanuel "Manny" Green, Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Max Pollikoff, Alfred Brown (vln) Julien Barber, Selwart Clarke, Theodore Israel (viola) Charles Stepney (synt,arr) Ron Carter (b).

a. (3337) Andalusan Nights

Note: Other titles without Jimmy Ponder.

Issues: a on Cadet CA-50052

 


THE MAIN SQUEEZE
Jimmy McGriff
New York: c. 1974

Connie Lester (as); Jimmy McGriff (org,key); Jimmy Ponder (g); Eddie Gladden (d).

a. The Worm Turns (J. McGriff) - 4:15
b. The Sermon (J. Smith) - 3:03
c. The Blues Train to Georgia (J. McGriff) - 4:59
d. Misty (Erroll Garner/Johnny Burke) - 7:30
e. The Main Squeeze (J. McGriff) - 3:40
f. GMI (J. McGriff) -  4:45
g. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) (Harry Link/Jack Strachey/Holt Marvell) - 5:22
h. Stella by Starlight (Victor Young/Ned Washington) - 4:24

Issues: a-h on Groove Merchant GM-534.
Singles: b & e also on Groove Merchant 1029 [45]. a also on Groove Merchant 1033 [45].
Samplers: a-h also on on LRC 30016 [CD] titled FUNKY JAZZ ORGANS. a, b & g also on LRC CDC-9046 [CD], LRC CDC-9070 [CD], LaserLight 17 100 [CD] titled FUNKIEST LITTLE BAND IN THE LAND and LaserLight (Ger) 24 654 [CD] titled JAZZ COLLECTION. a & e also on Connoisseur Collection (E) VSOPCD290 [CD] titled DIG ON IT: THE GROOVE MERCHANT YEARS. a-d & h also on Laserlight 15 752 [CD] titled THE JAZZ COLLECTOR EDITION. c also on LaserLight 46 069 [CD] titled BLUES FOR A RAINY DAY. e also on Blues Interactions/P-Vine (Jap) PCD-4272 [CD] titled RETURN OF JAZZ FUNK: KILLER JAZZ FUNK FROM GROOVE MERCHANT VAULTS.
Producer: Sonny Lester
Engineer: Malcolm Addey


WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS
Jimmy Ponder
New York City: c. 1974
Jimmy Ponder (g) with collective personnel inc. Marvin Stamm (tp, flhrn); Tony Studd (tb); Hubert Laws (f, picc); George Marge (oboe, f, cl); Sir Roland Hanna (p, el-p); Bob Cranshaw (el-b); Jimmy Johnson (d); Montego Joe (perc); David Nadien, Joseph Malin, Paul Gershman, Emmanuel Green, Marvin Morgenstern, Charles Libove, Paul Winter, Harry Lookofsky (vln); George Ricci, Charles McCracken (cello); Bob James (strings arr, cond).

a. I Who Have Nothing (James Bryant) - 7:00
b. When Sunny Gets Blue
(Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen) - 5:58 
c. Poinciana
(Nat Simon/Buddy Bernier) - 5:01
d. Peace Movement
(Jimmy Ponder) - 9:19       

Jimmy Ponder (g) with collective personnel inc. Marvin Stamm (tp, flhrn); Tony Studd (tb); Hubert Laws (f, picc); George Marge (oboe, f, cl); Sir Roland Hanna (p, el-p); Wilbur Bascomb (el-b); Jimmy Johnson (d); Montego Joe (perc); David Nadien, Joseph Malin, Paul Gershman, Emmanuel Green, Marvin Morgenstern, Charles Libove, Paul Winter, Harry Lookofsky (vln); George Ricci, Charles McCracken (cello); Bob James (strings arr, cond).

e. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison) - 3:48
f. 25 Or 6 To 4
(Robert Lamm) - 5:23
g. Funky Situation
(Jimmy Ponder) - 6:58

Issues: a-g on Cadet CA 50048
Samplers: e also on Strictly Breaks DF9073 titled DUSTY FINGERS VOLUME THREE, Rapster (E) RSB041LP, Rapster (E) RSB041CD [CD] titled THE KINGS OF FUNK and Beat Goes Public (E) BGP2 145, Beat Goes Public (E) CDBGPD 145 [CD] titled SUPER BREAKS. ESSENTIAL FUNK, SOUL AND JAZZ SAMPLES & BREAK BEATS. VOLUME THREE.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Don Hahn


STUMP JUICE
Jimmy McGriff
prob. New York: 1975

Collective personnel inc. unknown (tp); Leo Johnson, Jesse Morrison (sax); unknown (f); Jimmy McGriff (org,key); Ernest Johnson (synth); Jimmy Ponder (g solos); Ralph Byrd (rhythm g); Bobby Cranshaw (b); unknown (d); Lawrence Killian (perc).

a. Purple Onion (Leo Johnson) - 5:44
b. Stump Juice (Jesse Morrison) - 3:35

same or similar, except Andrew McCloud (b) replaces Bobby Cranshaw.

c. The Little One (Leo Johnson) - 4:02
d. Cumayon (Leo Johnson) - 3:28

prob. Joe Thomas (ts); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Andrew McCloud (b); unknown (d); Lawrence Killian (perc).

e. T.N.T. (Jimmy McGriff) - 6:23
f. Stretch Me Out (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:48
g. Pisces (Jimmy Ponder) - 5:35

Issues: a-g on Groove Merchant GM-3309.
Singles:
b also on Groove Merchant 1033 [45].
Samplers: b also on Connoisseur Collection (E) VSOPCD290 [CD] titled DIG ON IT: THE GROOVE MERCHANT YEARS. g also on I Giganti Del Jazz (It) GJ-28 titled I GIGANTI DEL JAZZ (as by Jimmy Ponder/Ron Carter/Ben Green).
Producer: Sonny Lester
Engineer: Steve Friedman
Notes: N/A


TRIPLICITY
Mickey Tucker
New York City: December 22, 1975

Mickey Tucker (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Gene Perla (b); Eddie Gladden (d).

a. Giant Steps (John Coltrane) - 5:36
b. Suite For Eddie
 (Mickey Tucker) - 17:40
     - The Man From Gladden (Mickey Tucker) - 5:48        
     - Something For A Quiet Man
 (Mickey Tucker) - 7:35         
     - Boyd Street Bop
 (Mickey Tucker) - 4:17         

Note: Other titles without Jimmy Ponder.

Issues: a-b on Xanadu 128, Xanadu (Jap) JC-7019.
Samplers: a also on Xanadu 5001 titled FOUR DECADES OF JAZZ – A MUSICAL HISTORY OF XANADU.
Producer: Don Schlitten
Engineer: Paul Goodman
Notes: Don Schlitten


IN THE ALLEY
Willis Jackson
New York City: c. 1976

Willis Jackson (ts); Sonny Phillips (p); Carl Wilson (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Jimmy Lewis (b); Yusef Ali (d); Buddy Caldwell (cga, perc).

a. Niamani  (Sonny Phillips) - 7:25 
b. Gator's Groove
 (Yusef Ali) - 7:07       
c. Blues Blues Blues
 (Willis Jackson) - 5:09
d. Young Man With A Horn  
 (Ray Anthony) - 5:58     
e. More 
 (R. Ortolani/N. Oliviero/N. Newell/M. Ciorciolini) - 7:45        
f. In The Alley
 (Willis Jackson) - 9:14

Issues: a-f on Muse MR 5100
Samplers: b
also on pHo-CD 8001 [CD] titled FUNKY GOOD TIME.
Producer: Fred Seibert
Engineer: Malcolm Addey and Fred Seibert
Notes: Bill Neal


STOLEN SWEETS
Houston Person
New York City: April 29, 1976

Houston Person (ts); Sonny Phillips (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Frankie Jones (d).

a. If Ever I Would Leave You (Lerner/Lowe) - 10:37
b. At Last (H. Warren/M. Gordon) - 7:41
c. Skylark (H. Carmichael/J. Mercer) - 7:30

same, add Buddy Caldwell (cga).

d. Stolen Sweets (W. Davis/D. Thompson) - 5:34
e. T-Bone Steak (Jimmy Smith) - 6:30

Issues: a-e on Muse MR 5110
Producer: Michael Cuscuna
Engineer: Eddie Korvin
Notes: John Lissner


MS. JONES TO YOU
Etta Jones
New York City: July 1, 1976

Etta Jones (vcl) with collective personnel inc. Walter Davis (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Buster Williams (b); Grady Tate (d); Larry Killian (cga, perc).

a. I'm Gonna Lock My Heart And Throw Away The Key
     (J. Eaton/J. Shand) - 3:12
b. Gone Again (Lewis/Hampton/Hamner) - 5:40
c. Second Time Around (J. Vanheusen/S. Cahn) - 4:0
d. If That's The Way You Feel (B. Eckstein) - 3:50
e. Exactly Like You (D. Fields/J. McHugh) - 4:50
f. I'm All For You (L. Wynn/J. Bresler) - 5:59

same or similar, add Houston Person (ts).

g. You'd Better Love Me (H. Martin/T. Gray) - 5:00

Note: The sleeve of Muse MR 5099 incorrectly lists "Gone Again" as "Gone Away".

Issues: a-g on Muse MR 5099
Samplers: a & b also on 32 Jazz 32074 [CD], Savoy Jazz SVY 17229 [CD] titled DOIN' WHAT SHE DOES BEST.
Producer: Houston Person
Notes: Bob Porter


MY BLACK FLOWER
Sonny Phillips
New York City: September 21, 1976

Sonny Phillips (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Qaadir Almubeen Muhammad (aka Ben Dixon) (d); Ralph Dorsey (perc).

a. Goin' Home (Eddie Harris) - 6:37
b. You Make Me Feel So Young (Myrick/Gordon) - 5:28

Galen Robinson (f); Sonny Phillips (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Qaadir Almubeen Muhammad (aka Ben Dixon), Frankie Jones (d); Ralph Dorsey (perc).

c. Salaam 7 (Sonny Phillips) - 6:23
d. Me And Me Brudder (Sonny Phillips) - 5:42
e. Jalal (Sonny Phillips) - 5:13

Sonny Phillips (p).

f. My Black Flower (Sonny Phillips) - 5:02

Issues: a-f on Muse MR 5118, 32 Jazz 32141 [CD]
Samplers: a also on 32 Jazz 32114 [CD] titled PARTY JAZZ
, 32 Jazz 32177 [CD] titled 32 MORE GEMS FROM 32 JAZZ and Savoy Jazz SVY 17236 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR A SUMMER NIGHT.
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Ed Korvin
Notes: Hazziezah (Muse MR 5118). Hazziezah, Joel Dorn, Gary Walker (32 Jazz 32141 [CD]).


ILLUSIONS
Jimmy Ponder
Los Angeles and New York City: 1976

Sonny Burke (key); Jimmy Ponder (g); Chuck Domanico (b); James Gadson (d); Eddie "Bongo" Brown (perc) with strings, Johnny Pate (arr, cond).

a. Funky Butt (Jimmy Ponder) - 6:17

New York City and Los Angeles: 1976
Mickey Tucker (p, el-p); Ronnie Foster (synth, clavinet); Jimmy Ponder (g); Ron Carter (b, el-b); Brian Brake (d); Eddie "Bongo" Brown (perc).

b. Energy III (Jimmy Ponder) - 4:45

Jerome Richardson (al-f); Mickey Tucker (p, el-p); Ronnie Foster (synth, clavinet); Jimmy Ponder (g); Ron Carter (b, el-b); Grady Tate (d); Eddie "Bongo" Brown (perc)  with strings, Johnny Pate (arr, cond).

c. Jennifer (Jimmy Ponder) - 9:20

same, Jerome Richardson out.

d. Do It Baby (Freddie Perren/Christine Yarian0 - 6:34

same, strings and Johnny Pate out.

e. Illusions (Jimmy Ponder) - 5:21

Jimmy Ponder (g); Ron Carter (b); Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Esmond Edwards (perc).

f. Sabado Sombrero (Ron Carter) - 6:42

Issues: a-f on ABC Impulse ASD-9313, ABC Impulse (Jap) YQ-8512-AI.
Singles: d & c on ABC 31008 [45].
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Skip Juried, Barney Perkins


SMOKIN'
Charlie Earland
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: 1977

Dave Schnitter, George Coleman (ts); Charlie Earland (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Bobby Durham (d); Herb Fisher (perc).

a. Penn Relays (Charlie Earland) - 6:00
b. Danny Boy's Blues (aka Danny Boy) (D. Paul) - 3:50

Dave Schnitter, George Coleman (ts); Charlie Earland (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Walter Perkins (d); Herb Fisher (perc).

c. Milestones #2 (aka Milestones) (Miles Davis) - 8:50
d. Soon It's Gonna Rain (T. Jones/H. Schmidt) - 9:30
e. Strangers In The Night (B. Kaempfert) - 5:30

Issues: a-e on Muse MR 5126
Samplers: a-c on 32 Jazz 32196 [CD] titled THE ALMIGHTY BURNER.
Producer: Ozzie Cadena
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Frederick I Douglas


INWARD FIRE
Clifford Jordan
New York City: April 5, 1977

Dizzy Reece (tp); Howard Johnson (tu); Pat Patrick, Clifford Jordan (ts, f); Muhal Richard Abrams (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Richard Davis (b); Louis Hayes (d); Azzedin "Niles" Weston (cga).

a. Inward Fire   
b. The Look       
c. Toy       
d. Eat At Joe's       

Dizzy Reece (tp); Howard Johnson (tu); Pat Patrick, Clifford Jordan (ts, f); Muhal Richard Abrams (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Richard Davis (b); Grover Everett (d); Azzedin "Niles" Weston (cga); Donna Jordan (vcl).

e. Abracadabra

same, add Joe Lee Wilson (vcl).

f. Buddy Bolden's Call

Issues: a-f on Muse MR 5128.


TAILGUNNER
Jimmy McGriff
New York City: May 1977

Collective personnel inc. Lew Delgatto, Eddie Daniels, George Young, Alan Rubin, Randy Brecker, John Frosk, Marvin Stamm, John Sheply, Dave Taylor, Barry Rogers, Dominic Menardo, Joe Randazzo (horns); Jimmy McGriff (org); Pat Rebillot, Paul Griffin, Ralph Schuckett (key); Lance Quinn (g,musical supervisor); Jerry Friedman, Jimmy Ponder (g); Bob Babbitt, Will Lee, Francisco Centano (b); Alan Schwartzberg, Jimmy Young, Ron Zito (d); Jimmy Maelen, Rubens Bassini (perc);
Al Downing, Denise Wooten, Patricia Johnson (vcl); Gene Orloff, Paul  Gerhsman, Guy Lumia, W. Sanford Allen, Harry Lookofsky, Gerald Tarack, Tony Posk, Julian Barber, Richard Maximoff, Jesse Levy, Richard Locker (strings); Brad Baker (cond).

a. Bullfrog (Jerry Friedman) - 5:45

same or similar, except also Brad Baker, Lance Quinn (arr). Vcl out. 

b. Tailgunner (Brad Baker/Lance Quinn) - 5:38
c. Sky Hawk  (Brad Baker/Lance Quinn) - 5:58

same or similar, Jerry Friedman (g solo).

f. Grandma's Toe Jam (aka The Move) (Brad Baker/Lance Quinn)* - 6:09

same or similar, George Young (f solo); Brad Baker (arr).

e. Flexible Flyer  (Brad Baker/Lance Quinn) - 6:09

same or similar, George Young (as solo,ts solo).

g. Starlite Ballroom, Hot Licks Band Stomp (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:47

Note: * Alternative title listed as it appears on Groove Jams GJ-97002 [CD] titled HOW TO BELLY DANCE FOR YOUR LOVER.

Issues: a-g on LRC 9316.
Singles: a & b also on LRC 903 [45]. b also on TK-Disco 79 [12].
Samplers: b also on Temple TMPCD-012 [CD] titled JAZZ CUTS: JAZZ FUNK REACTION. c also on 51 West Q-16108 titled HOT CHOCOLATE (as by B. Baker Chocolate Co.). e & f also on 51 West Q-16110 titled ALIVE AND WELL. f also on Groove Jams GJ-97002 [CD] titled HOW TO BELLY DANCE FOR YOUR LOVER (as by The Sonny Lester Orchestra and Chorus).
Producer: Sonny Lester
Engineer: Tony Bongiovi, Glen Burger
Notes: N/A


HERE I COME
Joe Thomas
New York City: May 1977

Joe Thomas (ts) with collective personnel inc. Randy Brecker, Marvin Stamm, Lew Delgatto, Eddie Daniels, George Young, Alan Rubin, John Frosk, John Shepley, Dave Taylor, Dominic Menardo, Barry Rogers, Joe Randazzo (horns); Pat Rebillot, Paul Griffin, Ralph Schuckett, Moe Daniel (key); Jimmy Ponder (g solo); Jerry Friedman (g, arr); Lance Quinn (g, arr, musical supervisor); Babbitt, Will Lee, Francisco Centano (b); Gary Mure, Alan Schwartzberg, Jimmy Young, Ron Zito (d); Jimmy Maelen, Rubens Bassini, George Devens (perc); Brad Baker (arr, cond).

a. Here I Come (Brad Baker/Lance Quinn) - 6:30

same, except Joe Thomas (f); Jimmy Ponder (g solo); Joe Thomas, Brad Baker, Lance Quinn (arr).

b. Gotcha (Joe Thomas) - 6:20

same, except Joe Thomas (f solo); Paul Griffin (synth); Brad Baker, Lance Quinn (arr).

c. A Place In Space (Brad Baker) - 5:30

same, except Joe Thomas (ts, f); Jimmy Ponder (g solo); Joe Thomas, Brad Baker, Lance Quinn (arr).

d. Mama Carrie's Pad (Joe Thomas) - 6:30

same, except Joe Thomas (f solo); Carolyn Coppola, Phillip Ballou, Arnold McCuller (vcl); Jerry Friedman, Brad Baker (arr).

e. Same Old Song (Jerry Friedman) - 6:20

same, except Joe Thomas (ts, f); Babbitt, Brad Baker (arr).

f. Green Dragon (Babbit) - 5:10

Issues: a-f on LRC 9318
Singles: c also on on LRC 906 [45], TK 94 [12].
Samplers: a-f also on LRC CDC 9080 [CD] titled PLATO'S RETREAT AND OTHER FUNKY DELIGHTS.
Producer: Sonny Lester
Engineer: Tony Bongiovi, Glen Burger


MY MOTHER'S EYES
Etta Jones
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 23, 1977

Etta Jones (vcl) with collective personnel inc. Houston Person (ts); Sonny Phillips (key); Jimmy Ponder (g); Rufus Ried (b); Idris Muhammad (d); George Devens (vib); Lawrence Killian (perc).

a. The Way You Look Tonight (D. Fields/J. Kern) - 4:45
b. Don't Misunderstand (G. Parks) - 6:15
c. Be My Love (S. Kahn/N. Brodsky) - 5:43
d. You Do Something To Me (C. Porter) - 4:38
e. My Mother's Eyes (L. Gilbert/A. Baer) - 5:45
f. This Girl's In Love With You (B. Bacharach/H. David) - 3:59
g. Gloomy Sunday (R. Seress/L. Javor) - 4:30

Issues: a-g on Muse MR 5145, 32 Jazz 32037 [CD], Savoy Jazz SVY 172280 [CD].
Samplers: a also on Primary Colors 4003 [CD] titled THE BEST OF THE BEST DIVAS OF JAZZ VOLUME 1. a, c & e also on Savoy Jazz SVY 17215 [CD] titled TIMELESS ETTA JONES. b also on 32 Jazz 32205 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE.
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Agnes Green


WHITE ROOM
Jimmy Ponder
New York City and Los Angeles: c. 1977

Albert Prince (el-p); Sonny Burke (clavinet); Jimmy Ponder (g, vcl); James Jamerson, Sr. (b); Victor Jones (d); Paulinho daCosta (cga) with strings, arranged and conducted by Johnny Pate.

a. If You Need Someone To Love (Let Me Know) (Jimmy Ponder) - 6:14

Sonny Burke (p); Albert Prince (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Scott Edwards (b); Victor Jones (d); Paulinho daCosta (cga, perc).

b. Going Back To Country Living (Thom Bell/Linda Creed) - 5:25

Albert Prince (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Chris White (b); Victor Jones (d); Stacy Edwards (perc) with strings, arranged and conducted by Johnny Pate.

c. Easy (Jimmy Ponder) - 4:07

Albert Prince (clavinet); Jimmy Ponder (g); Chris White (b); Victor Jones (d); Paulinho daCosta (perc).

d. Bro' James (Jimmy Ponder) - 5:24

Albert Prince (org); Sonny Burke (clavinet, synth); Jimmy Ponder (g); Scott Edwards (b); James Gadson (d); Paulinho daCosta (bgo).

e. White Room (Jack Bruce/Pete Brown) - 6:15

Albert Prince (p); Cedric Lawson, Michael Boddicker (synth); Jimmy Ponder (g); Chris White (b); Victor Jones (d); Paulinho daCosta (perc).

f. Quintessence (Jimmy Ponder) - 7:12

Albert Prince (el-p); Jimmy Ponder (g); James Jamerson, Sr. (b); Victor Jones (d) with strings, arranged and conducted by Johnny Pate.

g. So In Love (Jimmy Ponder) - 5:44

Issues: a-g on ABC Impulse AS-9327
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Skip Juried & Barney Perkins


WILDFLOWER
Houston Person
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: September 12, 1977

Houston Person (ts); Sonny Phillips (el-p, org?); Jimmy Ponder (g); Idris Muhammad (d); Larry Killian (cga).

a. Preachin' And Teachin' (Sonny Phillips) - 7:40

Bill Hardman (tp); Houston Person (ts); Sonny Phillips (org); Idris Muhammad (d); Larry Killian (perc).

b. Dameron (Tadd Dameron) - 7:30
c. Ain't Misbehavin' (F. Waller/H. Brooks) - 6:00

same, Bill Hardman out.

d. Wildflower (L.D. Richaradson/D. Edwards) - 6:50
e. My Romance (R. Rodgers/L. Hart) - 5:30

Issues: a-e on Muse MR 5161
Samplers: a-e also on 32 Jazz 32020 [CD] titled LOST & FOUND. a also on pHo-Cd 8001 [CD] titled FUNKY GOOD TIME. e also on 32 Jazz 32097 [CD] and Savoy Jazz SVY 17177 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR THE QUIET TIMES, 32 Jazz 32159 [CD], Savoy Jazz SVY-17301 [CD] titled A LITTLE HOUSTON ON THE SIDE and Savoy Jazz SVY 17262 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR AN ELEGANT RENDEVOUS.
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Russ Chase


OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
Jimmy McGriff
New York City: c. 1978

Collective personnel inc. unknown (brass); Eddie Daniels (ts solo); Hank Crawford (ts solo); Jimmy McGriff (org,key); Pat Rebillot, Barry Miles (key); Lance Quinn (g, musical supervisor); Jeff Mironov (g); Jimmy Ponder (g solo); Babbitt, Neil Jason (b); Jimmy Young, Ron Zito (d); Jimmy Maelen (perc); Brad Baker (arr,cond); Lewis Del Gatto (brass arr).

a. Outside Looking In (Quinn/Baker/Del Gatto) - 5:53
b. Dust Pan (Babbit) - 6:33

same or similar, Lewis Del Gatto out.

c. Playland (Quinn/Baker/Del Gatto) - 6:46
d. Tapioca (Quinn/Baker) - 6:06
e. Midnight Boogie (Quinn/Baker) - 5:21
f. Walkin' Willie (Jimmy McGriff) - 6:30

Issues: a-f on LRC 9320.
Samplers:
a-f also on LRC EJ-1050 [cassette] titled HANK CRAWFORD. b & d also on also on 51 West Q-16108 titled HOT CHOCOLATE (as by B. Baker Chocolate Co.). b-f also on LRC CDC-9001 [CD] titled JIMMY McGRIFF FEATURING HANK CRAWFORD. f also on LRC CDC 9020 [CD] titled LRC JAZZ SAMPLER: VOLUME 2. d also on LaserLight 17 160 [CD] titled BIRTH OF THE COOL FUNK: VINTAGE JAMS AND SERIOUS GROOVES VOLUME 2, LaserLight 55 607 [3-CD] titled BIRTH OF THE COOL FUNK: VINTAGE JAMS AND SERIOUS GROOVES, LRC 20010 [CD] titled LRC JAZZ LEGACY ANTHOLOGY and LRC 20012 [CD] titled A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON: LRC JAZZ LEGACY ANTHOLOGY. d (Jazzelicious Remix) also on Groove Gravy GG-1105 [CD] titled NU JAZZ SESSIONS 2.
Producer: Sonny Lester
Engineer: Don Berman, Bob Clearmountain, Tony Bongiovi
Notes: N/A


ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL
Jimmy Ponder
New York City: 1978

collective personnel inc. Jon Faddis, Marvin Stamm (tp); Barry Rogers (tb); Eddie Daniels, David Tofani (sax); Pat Rebillot, Rob Mounsey (key); Jimmy Ponder (g solo); Lance Quinn (g, musical supervisor); Bob Rose, Jeff Mironov (g); Neil Jason (b); Richard Crooks, Jimmy Young (d); Jimmy Maelen (perc); Gordon Grody, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Brown, Gwen Guthrie (vcl); Brad Baker (arr, cond).

a. A Clue (Scaggs) - 3:34
b. Turn (Watson/Wolinski) - 5:00

same or similar, vocals out.

c. Love Will Find A Way (Quinn/Baker) - 3:58
d. Chasing That Face (Quinn/Baker) - 5:32
e. Love Me Right (Quinn/Baker) -5:24

same or similar, add Gene Orloff, Sanford Allen, Matthew Raimondi, Louann Montesi, Joseph Malignaggi, Frederick Buldrini, Marvin Morgenstern, Kermit Moore, Gerald Tarack, Paul Gershman, Jonathan Abramowitz, Yoko Matsuo (strings).

f. Sometimes When We Touch (Hill/Mann) - 4:40

same or similar, Urbie Green (tb solo).

g. A Trip To The Stars (Quinn/Baker) - 6:10

Issues: a-g on LRC 9322
Singles: a & c on TK 905 [45], LRC (E) 905 [45].
Samplers: b also on LaserLight 17 160 [CD] titled BIRTH OF THE COOL FUNK: VINTAGE JAMS AND SERIOUS GROOVES VOLUME 2. b & e also on LaserLight 55 607 [3-CD] titled BIRTH OF THE COOL FUNK: VINTAGE JAMS AND SERIOUS GROOVES. e also on LaserLight 17 159 [CD] titled BIRTH OF THE COOL FUNK: VINTAGE JAMS AND SERIOUS GROOVES VOLUME 1.
Producer: Sonny Lester
Engineer: Don Berman, Bob Clearmountain. Assistant Engineer: Ray Willard.


MAMA ROOTS
Charlie Earland
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: 1978

Dave Schnitter, George Coleman (ts); Charlie Earland (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Walter Perkins (d).

a. Undecided (Charlie Shavers) - 7:44

George Coleman (ts); Charlie Earland (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Walter Perkins (d).

b. The Dozens (Charlie Earland) - 3:47
c. Mama Roots (Charlie Earland) - 6:32
d. Old Folks (W. Robinson) - 5:26

Charlie Earland (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Bobby Durham (d).

e. Red, Green & Black Blues (Charlie Earland) - 4:54
f. Bluesette (Toots Thielemans/Norman Gimbel) - 6:3

Issues: a-f Muse MR 5156
Samplers: a, b, d, e on 32 Jazz 32121 [CD], Savoy Jazz 17225 [CD] titled ORGANOMICALLY CORRECT.
Producer: Ozzie Cadena
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Tony Outhwaite


INFANT EYES
Charles Earland
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: 1978

Bill Hardman (tp) Frank Wess (ts, f); Charles Earland (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Grady Tate (d); Lawrence Killian (perc).

a. We Are Not Alone

Note: Other titles without Jimmy Ponder.

Issues: a on Muse MR 5181.
Samplers: a also on 32 Jazz 32121 [CD], Savoy Jazz 17225 [CD] titled ORGANOMICALLY CORRECT.


B. BAKER CHOCOLATE CO.
B. Baker Chocolate Co.
prob. New York City: c. 1979

collective personnel inc. Alan Rubin, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Marvin Stamm (tp); Barry Rogers, Dave Taylor (tb); George Young (ts, as solo); Eddie Daniels, Dave Tofani, Lew Del Gatto, Lou Marini (reeds); Sherry Winston (f solo); Lonnie Smith (org, synth solo); Jimmy McGriff, Pat Rebillot, Derek Smith (key); Jimmy Ponder (g solo); (Bob) Babbitt, Neil Jason, Will Lee (b); Richard Crooks, Alan Schwartzberg, Jimmy Young (d) Jimmy Maelen (perc); Jocelyn Brown, Lonnie (sic: Lani) Groves, Diva Gray, Gordon Grody (vcl); Gene Orloff, Frederick Buldrini, Regis Iandiorio, Jesse Levy, Marvin Morgenstern, Jonathan Abramowitz, Kermit Moore, Pat Winter, Harold Kohon, Allen W. Sanford, Joe Mullin, Guy Lumia (strings); Brad Baker (arr); Lance Quinn (arr,musical supervisor).

a. Snow Blower (aka Dream Lover) (Baker/Quinn) - 6:45*
b. Spirit Level (aka Discovery) (Baker/Quinn) - 6:14*

same or similar, except Jimmy McGriff (org solo); Lew Kirton (vcl).

c. It's Where You're Coming From (J. Friedman/B. Baker/D. Oriolo) - 5:14

same or similar, except Eddie Daniels (as solo).

d. Higher and Higher (Smith/Miner/Jackson)/ 
The High and Mighty 
(Tiomkin/Washington) - 5:35

same or similar, except Brad Baker, Lance Quinn, Lew Del Gatto (arr).

e. Carousel (aka Love Call) (Baker/Quinn) - 5:35* 

same or similar, except Jimmy McGriff (org solo); Gene Scott (vcl); Brad Baker, Lonnie Smith, Christianson (?) (arr).

f. Dreamer (aka The Mystery Of It All) (Lonnie Smith) - 4:57*

Note: * Alternative titles listed as they appear on Groove Jams GJ-97001 [CD] titled HOW TO STRIP FOR YOUR LOVER.

Issues: a-f on LRC 9325. 
Singles: d also on TK 141 [12]. 
Samplers: a also on LaserLight 17 160 [CD] titled BIRTH OF THE COOL FUNK: VINTAGE JAMS AND SERIOUS GROOVES VOLUME 2 and LaserLight 55 607 [3-CD] titled BIRTH OF THE COOL FUNK: VINTAGE JAMS AND SERIOUS GROOVES. a, b, c, e & f also on Groove Jams GJ-97001 [CD] titled HOW TO STRIP FOR YOUR LOVER (as by "The Sonny Lester Orchestra and Chorus").
Producer: Sonny Lester
Engineer: Tony Bongiovi, Bob Clearmountain, Don Berman


PONDER'N
Jimmy Ponder
prob. New York City: c. 1980 (?)
prob. Warren Bernhardt (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Ron Carter (b); Ben Dixon (d).

a. Seven Minds (Sam Jones)

prob. Warren Bernhardt (el-p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Ron Carter (b); Ben Dixon (d).

b. Visions (Jimmy Ponder)

prob. Warren Bernhardt (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Ron Carter (b); Ben Dixon (d).

c. Ponder'n (Jimmy Ponder)
d. Blues Bag (prob. Jimmy Ponder)
e. All Blues (Miles Davis)

Note: LRC CDC 9031 [CD] indicates that Jimmy McGriff plays organ on "Seven Minds," "Visions" and "Blues Bag" although no organ is heard on these titles. It is unlikely that Jimmy McGriff participates here at all.

Issues: a-e on 51 West Q16118
Samplers: a-e also on I Giganti Del Jazz (It) GJ-28 titled I GIGANTI DEL JAZZ. a also on LRC 20010 [CD] titled LRC JAZZ LEGACY ANTHOLOGY and LRC 20012 [CD] titled A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON: LRC JAZZ LEGACY ANTHOLOGY. a, b & d also on LRC CDC 9031 [CD] titled JIMMY PONDER.
Producer: (not listed, probably Sonny Lester)


MOVIN' UPSIDE THE BLUES
Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: December 19, 1980

Danny Moore (tp); Bill Easley (as); Harold Vick (ts); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Victor Jones (d); Richard Byrd (cga).

a. All Day Long (Kenny Burrell) - 11:02

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 23, 1981
Bill Hardman (tp); Harold Vick (ts); Arnold Sterling (as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Vance James (d).

d. Free And Foxy (Jimmy McGriff/Jimmy Ponder) - 6:14
e. Movin' Upside The Blues (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:26

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 24, 1981
Arnold Sterling (as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Vance James (d).

b. Moonlight Serenade (Miller, Parish) - 6:32
c. Could Be (Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Ponder) - 5:36

Issues: a-e on JAM 005, JAM (Jap) PSCW-1157 [CD]
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Unknown


ROUTE 80
Teruo Nakamura Rising Sun Band
House of Music, West Orange, New Jersey: c. early 1981

Steve Grossman (ts, ss); Bob Mintzer (bc); Harry Whitaker (el-p, synth); Mark Gray (Korg org); Jay Byalick (snyth); Jimmy Ponder (g); Teruo Nakamura (b vln); Bruno Carr (d); Ronnie Burrage (perc).

a. Gemini Rising (Harry Whitaker) - 5:47

Bob Mintzer (ts, synth); Harry Whitaker (el-p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Teruo Nakamura (b vln); Bruno Carr (d).

b. Thinking of You (Bob Mintzer) - 4:22

Note: Other titles without Jimmy Ponder.

Issues: a-b on Agharta (Jap) C28R0064 (issued April 1981).
Producer: Teruo Nakamura
Engineer: Jeffrey Kawalek.


I GIGANTI DEL JAZZ
Jimmy Ponder / Ron Carter / Ben Green

Recorded: 1975-1980. Issued: 1981.

a. Seven Minds (from PONDER'N) - 4:46
b. Visions (from PONDER'N) - 7:52
c. Ponder'n (from PONDER'N) - 5:33
d. Blues Bag (from PONDER'N) - 4:05
e. All Blues (from PONDER'N) - 5:41
f. Pices (aka Pisces) (from STUMP JUICE) - 5:35

Issues: a-e on I Giganti Del Jazz (It) GJ-28.


COME AND SEE
Joe Lee Wilson with Jimmy Ponder
New Jersey: June 18, 1981

Jimmy Ponder (g); Joe Lee Wilson (vcl).

a. I Love You
b. The Lady
c. Come And See
d. Who Among You
e. Deadly Nightshade
f. I Follow The Sun
g. It's The Same Thing Everywhere
h. Good Morning Love
i. Nice And Easy

Issues: a-i on Explore (E) EXP 0024 [CD]


LIVE AT THE OTHER END
Jimmy Ponder
Live At The Other End, New York City: 1982

Jimmy Ponder (g).

a. The Work Song (Nat Adderley) - 7:38
b. Jitterbug Waltz (Maltby Jr. - Waller) - 6:25
c. Freedom Jazz Waltz (Eddie Harris) - 8:05
d. Con Alma (Dizzy Gillespie) - 8:57
e. Milestones (Miles Davis) - 6:37
f. Stella By Starlight (Washington/Young) - 8:11
g. All The Things You Are (Hammerstein II/Kern) - 8:47

Issues: a-g on Explore (E) EXP 0026 [CD] (issued June 26, 2007).
Producer: Teruo Nakamura
Engineer: Mark Hood
Notes: Ted Panken


DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND
Jimmy Ponder
New York City: November 21, 22 and December 1, 1983

Mickey Tucker (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Paul West (b); Victor Jones (d).

a. Another Kind Of Love (Jimmy Ponder) - 6:55
b. Superstition (Stevie Wonder) - 5:16
c. My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart) - 3:40

Mickey Tucker (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Scott Lee (b); Victor Jones (d).

d. Epistrophy (Monk/Clarke) - 4:19

Arnold Sterling (as); Mickey Tucker (p, el-p, celeste); Jimmy Ponder (g); Paul West (b); Victor Jones (d); Mino Cinelu (perc).

e. Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) - 8:48

Mickey Tucker (p, el-p, celeste); Jimmy Ponder (g); Paul West (b); Victor Jones (d); Mino Cinelu (perc).

f. El Samba (Jimmy Ponder) - 3:48

Arnold Sterling (ts); Mickey Tucker (p, el-p, celeste); Jimmy Ponder (g, vcl); Paul West (b); Victor Jones (d); Mino Cinelu (perc).

g. Down Here On The Ground (Schifrin/Garnett) - 4:41

Jimmy Ponder (g).

h. Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:40

Issues: a-h on Milestone M-9121
Samplers: b also on ZYX (Ger) FANCD 6088-2 [CD] titled SUPERSTITION: SONGS IN THE KEY OF JAZZ/THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER. e also on Prestige PRCD-24162-2 [CD] titled FUNKY GUITAR BEATS.
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Malcolm Addey


SKYWALK
Jimmy McGriff
Rutherford, New Jersey: March 19-20, 1984

Glenn Kaye, Michael Ridley (tp); Dominick Carelli (tb); Bill Easley (as); Arnold Sterling (as solo); Coy Shockley (ts); James Brundige (bs); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g solo); Wayne Boyd (g); Don Williams (d, el-d). 

a. Skywalk (McGriff) - 8:43

Glenn Kaye (tp solo); Michael Ridley (tp); Dominick Carelli (tb); Bill Easley (as solo); Coy Shockley (ts); James Brundige (bs,arr); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Don Williams (d). 

b. Easy Time (Bellson/Newson) - 7:23

Glenn Kaye (tp solo); Michael Ridley (tp); Dominick Carelli (tb solo,arr); Bill Easley (as); Coy Shockley (ts solo); James Brundige (bs); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Don Williams (d). 

c. Jersey Bounce (Bradshaw/Feyne/Johnson/Plater/Wright) - 5:32

Bill Easley, Arnold Sterling (ts); James Brundige (bs); Jimmy McGriff (org); Wayne Boyd (g); Don Williams (d). 

d. Motoring Along (McGriff) - 3:07

Bill Easley, Coy Shockley (ts); Arnold Sterling (as solo); James Brundige (bs); Jimmy McGriff (org,arr); Wayne Boyd (g); Don Williams (d). 

e. Barb' Wire (Boyd) - 7:25

Jimmy McGriff (org); Wayne Boyd (g); Don Williams (d, el-d). 

f. Let's Stay Together (Green/Jackson/Mitchell) - 7:56

Issues: a-f on Milestone M-9126.
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Malcolm Addey. Assistant: Richie Romaniello.
Notes: Bob Porter


DOWN ON THE DEUCE
Hank Crawford
New York City: June 18-19, 1984

collective personnel inc. Danny Moore, Martin Banks (tp); David Fathead Newman (ts, f); Hank Crawford (as, arr, cond); Howard Johnson (bs); Cedar Walton (p, el-p); Jimmy Ponder, Melvin Sparks (g); Wilbur Bascomb, Jr. (b); Bernard Purdie (d).

a. Down On The Deuce (Hank Crawford) - 7:07
b. Used To Be Love (Hank Crawford) - 6:43
c. Down Home Blues (George Jackson) - 5:31
d. Through The Years (Dorff/Panzer) - 6:18
e. Survival (Hank Crawford) - 7:49
f. When A Man Loves A Woman (Lewis/Wright) - 5:03

Issues: a-f on Milestone M-9129, Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-2 [CD]
Samplers: b also on Rhino 71673 [CD] titled HEART AND SOUL: THE HANK CRAWFORD ANTHOLOGY.
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Malcolm Addey


SO MANY STARS
Jimmy Ponder
Rutherford, New Jersey: November 19, November 27 and December 11, 1984

Lonnie Smith (key); Jimmy Ponder (g, vcl); David Eubanks (b); Victor Jones (d); Mino Cinelu (perc).

a. We Can Make It (Jimmy Ponder) - 4:06
b. Save Your Love For Me (Buddy Johnson) - 5:30

same, except vcl out.

c. Caribbean Queen (Diamond/Ocean) - 6:12

Ken Warner (key); Jimmy Ponder (g); Scott Lee (b); Greg Bandy (d); Mino Ciinelu (perc).

d. When I Think Of You (Jimmy Ponder) - 4:50
e. Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder) - 6:25
f. So Many Stars (Bergman/Mendes/Bergman) - 5:27
g. Brenda (Jimmy Ponder) - 9:13

Issues: a-g on Milestone M-9132
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Malcolm Addey assisted by Richie Edmaniello


STRAIGHT AHEAD
Stanley Turrentine
Long Island City, New York: November 24, 1984

Stanley Turrentine (ts); Les McCann (p); Jimmy Ponder (el-g); Peter Brown (el-b); Gerry King (d).

a. Other Side Of Time (Stanley Turrentine)

same, except Les McCann (el-p).

b. The Longer You Wait (Les McCann/Jon Hendricks)

Note: Other titles without Jimmy Ponder.

Issues: a-b on Blue Note BT 85105, Blue Note CDP 7 46110 2 [CD].
Producer: Stanley Turrentine
Engineer: Tony May. Assistant Engineer: Rick Gertz


STEPPIN' UP
Hank Crawford/Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 15-16, 1987

Hank Crawford (as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Vance James (d).

a. The Real Deal (Hank Crawford) - 9:03
b. Tippin' In (Smith/Synes) - 5:18)
c. Vicki (Jimmy McGriff) - 6:06
d. Be Anything, But Be Mine (Irving Gordon) - 6:31

same, add Billy Preston (p).

e. River's Invitation (Percy Mayfield) - 8:33
f. Steppin' Up (McGriff) - 3:17
g. Lift Every Voice (J.W. Johnson) - 6:00
h. Something for Bubba (Crawford/McGriff) - 7:11

Issues: a-g on Milestone M-9153. a-h on MCD-9153-2 [CD].
Singles: e also on Milestone D-293 [12].
Samplers: e also on Fantasy FCD-7715-2 [CD] titled STREET GROOVES. e & g
also on Milestone MCD-9318-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF HANK CRAWFORD/JIMMY McGRIFF.
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Bubba Jackson


MEAN STREETS - NO BRIDGES
Jimmy Ponder
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 19, 1987
Bill Saxton (ts); Big John Patton (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Greg Bandy (d).

a. Next Time You See Me (Jimmy Ponder) - 4:15
b
. I Only Have Eyes For You (H. Warren/A. Dubin) - 4:35

Bill Saxton (f); Big John Patton (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Greg Bandy (d).

c. Solitude (I. Mills/D. Ellington/E. Delange) - 7:15

Bill Saxton (ts); Big John Patton (org); Jimmy Ponder (g, vcl); Geary Moore (g); Greg Bandy (d).   

d. Time After Time (S. Cahn/J. Styne) - 5:04  

Bill Saxton (ts); Big John Patton (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Geary Moore (rhythm g); Greg Bandy (d).

e. Mean Streets - No Bridges (Jimmy Ponder) - 6:50

Big John Patton (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Geary Moore (rhythm g); Greg Bandy (d).

f. (They Long To Be) Close To You (Burt Bacharach/H. David) - 4:46

Bill Saxton (ts); Jimmy Ponder (g).

g. After The Rain (John Coltrane) - 5:06

Issues: a-g on Muse MR 5324, Muse MCD 5324 [CD], Muse (Jap) BRJ-4583 [CD].
Samplers: b, c & e also on
32 Jazz 32075 [CD] titled STEEL CITY SOUL. e also on 32 Jazz 32033 [CD] titled B-3IN' ORGAN JAZZ.
Producer: Joe Fields
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Stuart Troop


BLUES ALL DAY LONG
Richard "Groove" Holmes
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: February 24, 1988

Cecil Bridgewater (tp); Houston Person (ts); Richard "Groove" Holmes (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Cecil Brooks III (d); Ralph Dorsey (cga, perc).

a. Blues All Day Long (Cecil Bridgewater) - 7:11
b. These Foolish Things (H. link/E. Maschwitz/
     J. Strachey) - 5:06
c. Killer Joe (Benny Golson) - 7:20
d. Cheeka's Dance (Cecil Bridgewater) - 5:04
e. Minor Inconvenience (D. Braham) - 5:12
f. Groove's Groove (Richard Holmes) - 4:51
g. Slo Blooze (Richard Holmes) - 5:28

Issues: a-g on Muse MR 5358, Muse MCD 5358 [CD], 32 Jazz 32165 [CD].
Samplers: a & f also on 32 Jazz 32047 and Savoy Jazz SVY 17245 [CD] titled GROOVE'S GROOVE. b also on 32 Jazz 32155 [CD] titled AUTUMN JAZZ. d also on
pHo-CD 8004 [CD] titled COOLIN': A SOUL JAZZ JOURNEY, Savoy Jazz SVY 17236 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR A SUMMER NIGHT and Savoy Jazz SVY 17324 [CD] titled SAMBA BOSSA NOVA. d & g also on Metro (E) METRDCD545 [CD] titled JAZZ AFTER DARK. d-g also on Savoy Jazz SVY 17213 [CD] TIMELESS RICHARD "GROOVE" HOLMES. f also on 32 Jazz 32101 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR THE OPEN ROAD, Savoy Jazz SVY-17175 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR THE OPEN ROAD and 32 Jazz 32177 [CD] titled 32 MORE GEMS FROM 32 JAZZ. g also on Savoy Jazz SVY 17201 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR A LAZY DAY.
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Rick Petrone (
Muse MR 5358, Muse MCD 5358 [CD],). Rick Petrone, Joel Dorn (32 Jazz 32165 [CD]).


JUMP
Jimmy Ponder
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: March 28, 1988

James Anderson (ts); "Big" John Patton (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Geary Moore (rhythm g); Eddie Gladden (d); Lawrence Killian (perc).

a. I'll Always Be There (Jimmy Ponder) - 5:00
b. You Stepped Out Of A Dream (N.B. Brown/G. Kahn) - 5:35
c. Blues For Betty (Jimmy Ponder) - 4:02
d. When Love Comes My Way (Jimmy Ponder) - 5:33
e. My Romance (R. Rodgers/L. Hart) - 4:23
f. Jump (Jimmy Ponder) - 6:02
g. In A Mellow Tone (Duke Ellington) - 6:26

same, except Jimmy Ponder (g, vcl).

h. Stormy Monday Blues (T. Bone Walker) - 5:43

Issues: a-h on Muse MR 5347, Muse MCD 5347 [CD].
Samplers: e
also on 32 Jazz 32075 [CD] titled STEEL CITY SOUL.
Producer: Joe Fields
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Larry Hollis


THE SHADOW
Joe Lee Wilson
New York: April 26, 1988

Joe Lee Wilson (vcl) with Harry Whitaker (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Leroy Vinegar (b); Bruno Carr (d); Chuggy Carter (perc).

a. The Shadow
b. Ol' Man River
c. Besame Mucho
d. Chicago Blues
e. Good Morning Love
f. Alone Together
g. You Are Too Beautiful
h. Come Back Home Baby Blues
i. I Want To Talk About You

Issues: a-i on Explore (E) EXP 0025 [CD]


TO REACH A DREAM
Jimmy Ponder
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: July 26, 1988

Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Greg Bandy (d); Lawrence Killian (perc).

a. Ruby (M. Parish/H. Roemheld) - 7:02
b. Don't Be Flat Blues (Jimmy Ponder) - 4:42

same, add Geary Moore (rhythm g).

c. You Are Too Beautiful (R. Rogers/L. Hart) - 6:02
d. Bumpin' On Sunset (Jimmy Ponder) - 9:27
e. At Last (M. Gordon/H. Warren) - 6:08

Rutherford, New Jersey: June 5, 1989
Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Greg Bandy (d); Lawrence Killian (perc).

f. To Reach A Dream (Jimmy Ponder) - 6:27
g. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) - 2:59
h. This Bitter Earth (C. Otis) - 9:04

Issues: a-h on Muse MCD 5394 [CD]
Samplers: a also on 32 Jazz 32212 [CD] titled ROMANCE IN RIO. c also on Savoy Jazz SVY 17262 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR AN ELEGANT RENDEZVOUS. c & h also on 32 Jazz 32075 [CD] titled STEEL CITY SOUL. d also on pHo-CD 8004 [CD] titled COOLIN': A SOUL JAZZ JOURNEY. h also on 32 Jazz 32098 [CD] titled 2 BY 5 GUITAR JAZZ.
Producer: Don Sickler (a-e), Joe Fields (f-h).
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder (a-e), David Blake (f-h).
Notes: Larry Birnbaum


ON THE BLUE SIDE
Hank Crawford/Jimmy McGriff 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: April 4 and August 9, 1989

Hank Crawford (as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Vance James (d).

a. Any Day Now (Bacharach/Hilliard) - 7:15
b. Jimmy's Groove (Jimmy McGriff) - 4:44
c. The Glory of Love (Billy Hill) - 5:06
d. You're the One (Adolph Smith) - 5:24
e. Tuff (Ace Cannon) - 4:10
f. Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (Lester Young) - 4:57
g. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (Redmon/Razaf)  - 3:30
h. Hank's Groove (Hank Crawford) - 5:26

Issues: a-h on Milestone M-9177, Milestone MCD-9177-2 [CD].
Samplers: a, b & f also on Milestone MCD-9318-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF HANK CRAWFORD/JIMMY McGRIFF. d also on Hannibal HNCD-1382 [CD] titled BIG NOISE: A MAMBO INN COMPILATION. h also on Rhino 71673 [CD] titled HEART AND SOUL: THE HANK CRAWFORD ANTHOLOGY.
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Frank-John Hadley


ESTATE
Kunihiko Sugano
New York City: 1989

Kunihiko Sugano (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Leroy Vinnegar, Teruo Nakamura (b); Bruno Carr (d); Chuggy Carter (cga, perc).

a. E Preciso Perdoar   
b. Estate          
c. All The Things You Are          
d. The Sidewinder          
e. It's All Right          
f. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set          
g. Satin Doll           
h. Secret Love          
i. Someday My Prince Will Come          

Issues: Agharta (Jap) PCCY-00127 [CD]


HOT TAT
Groove Holmes
Rutherford, New Jersey: September 5, 1989

collective personnel inc. Cecil Bridgewater (tp); Houston Person (ts); Richard "Groove" Holmes (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Wilbur Bascomb (b); Greg Bandy (d); Ralph Dorsey (cga, perc).

a. Renee (Richard Holmes) - 6:02
b. Love Letters (V. Young/E. Heyman) - 4:17
c. I Love Your Smile (Cecil Bridgewater) - 9:55
d. Hot Tat (Richard Holmes) - 7:36
e. Polka Dots & Moonbeams (J. Burke/J. VanHeusen) - 6:02
f. I Gotta Go (Cecil Bridgewater) - 6:08
g. Second Time Around (J. VanHeusen/S. Cahn) - 6:50

Issues: a-g on Muse MCD 5395 [CD]
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: David Blake
Note: Larry Birnbaum


BACK STREET BLUES
The Nat Dixon Quartet
prob. New York City: c. 1990

Nat Dixon (ts); Brother Jack McDuff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Greg Bandy (d).

a. Back Street Blues (Nat Dixon) - 5:56
b. Jamila (Denton Darien) - 5:45
c. Just Friends (Lewis/Klenner) - 5:18
d. Sweet Delight (Nat Dixon) - 3:25
e. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington) - 5:45
f. What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter) - 5:18

Issues: a-f on Sax-Rack SR 7777 [CD]
Notes: James Browns


COME OUT SWINGING
Lewis Keel
New York City; August 9, 1990

Lewis Keel (as); Harold Mabern (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Jamil Nassar (b); Leroy Williams (d).

a. Love For Sale (Cole Porter) - 6:45
b. Everything Happens To Me (T. Adair/M. Dennis) - 10:20
c. Anthropology (Charlie Parker) - 5:30
d. Lover Come Back To Me (O. Hammerstein, II/S. Romberg) - 9:11
e. Frankie And Johnnie (traditional) - 4:20

same, add Buzz Hollie (perc).

f. Day By Day (S. Cahn/A. Stordahl/P. Weston) - 8:30
g. Quiet Nights (A. Jobim) - 10:09
h. Blues Walk (Lou Donaldson) - 7:00

Issues: a-h on Muse MCD 5438
Producer: Lewis Keel
Engineer: Dave Amlen
Notes: Owen Cordle


LIVE IN NEW YORK
The Harlem Art Ensemble
New York University, New York: August 15-17, 1990

Harold Ousley (sax); Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Bruno Carr (d).

a. Keep Talkin' (Lonnie Smith) - 6:06
b. All In Love Is Fair (Stevie Wonder) - 6:34
c. Invitation (Kaper/Webster) - 6:23
d. That's When We Thought Of Love (Harold Ousley) - 5:48
e. Four (Miles Davis) - 4:24
f. Blues For Beth (Jimmy Ponder) - 6:10
g. Strollin' (Horace Silver) - 7:40
h. Bumpin' On Sunset (Wes Montgomery) - 5:36

Issues: a-h on Explore (E) EXP-0027 [CD]
Producer: Teruo Nakamura
Engineer: Joe Berger
Notes: Ted Panken


COME ON DOWN
Jimmy Ponder
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: September 27, 1990

Houston Person (ts); Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Winard Harper (d); Sammy Figueroa (cga, perc).

a. Uncle Steve (Jimmy Ponder) - 5:47
b. Secret Love (P.F. Webster/S. Fain) - 5:31
c. Come On Down (Jimmy Ponder) - 10:08
d. A Subtle One (Stanley Turrentine) - 5:57

same, Houston Person out.

e. Ebb Tide (C. Sigman/R. Maxwell) - 3:20
f. Barbara (Horace Silver) - 6:30
g. Fats (Dean Alston) - 4:58

Jimmy Ponder (g).

h. A Tribute To A Rose (Jimmy Ponder) - 2:14

Issues: a-h on Muse MCD 5375 [CD]
Samplers: a & h also on 32 Jazz 32075 [CD] titled STEEL CITY SOUL. h
also on 32 Jazz 32061 [CD] and Savoy Jazz SVY 17171 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR A RAINY AFTERNOON and Savoy Jazz SVY-17175 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR THE OPEN ROAD.
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Leslie Ann Knight


JIMMY PONDER
Jimmy Ponder

Recorded: 1977-1980(?). Issued: 1991.

a. A Clue (from ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL) - 3:34
b. Turn (from ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL) - 5:04
c. Love Will Find A Way (from ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL) - 3:39
d. Sometimes When We Touch (from ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL) - 4:41
e. Chasing The Face (from ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL) - 5:33
f. Love Me Right (from ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL) - 5:22
g. A Trip To The Stars (from ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL) - 6:26
h. Seven Minds (from PONDER'N) - 4:29
i. Visions (from PONDER'N) - 7:57
j. Blues Bag (from PONDER'N) - 4:05

Issues: a-j on LRC CDC 9031 [CD].


PORTRAIT
Hank Crawford
New York City: March 19-20, 1991

David Fathead Newman (ts); Hank Crawford (as); Johnny Hammond (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Vance James (d).

a. Tanya (Joe Liggins) - 6:54
b. Happy Faces (Sonny Stitt) - 5:12

same, except David Fathead Newman (as).

c. Don't Know Much (Mann/Weil/Snow) - 3:53

same, David Fathead Newman out.

d. Count Every Star (Gallop/Coquatrix) - 4:58
e. Planting The Blues (Hank Crawford) - 7:18
f. Send For Me (Ollie Jones) - 5:37
g. To Love Again (Hank Crawford) - 4:59
h. Since I Fell For You (Buddy Johnson) - 4:35

Issues: a-h on Milestone MCD-9192-2 [CD]
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Malcolm Addey
Notes: Tony Outhwaite


SOUL EYES
Jimmy Ponder
New York City: May 15, 1991

Houston Person (ts); Benny Green (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Peter Washington (b); Victor Jones (d); Sammy Figueroa (perc).

a. Kansas City (J. Lieber/M. Stoller) - 5:02
b. Soul Eyes (Mal Waldron) - 4:58
c. All Blues (Miles Davis) - 4:58
d. Sun Song (Leon Thomas) - 5:44
e. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (R. Rodgers/L. Hart) - 7:55
f. You Are Too Beautiful (R. Rodgers/L. Hart) - 6:44
g. Love Can Be A Lonely Place (Jimmy Ponder) - 6:27
h. You Don't Have to Go (J. Reed) - 7:55

Issues: a-h on Muse MCD 5514 (issued 1995).
Samplers: c also on Savoy Jazz SVY 17205 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN and Savoy Jazz SVY 17321 [CD] titled GROOVE. c & f also on 32 Jazz 32075 [CD] titled STEEL CITY SOUL and Denon COZ 17515 [CD] titled THE MOST RELAXING JAZZ GUITAR MUSIC IN THE UNIVERSE. f also on Savoy Jazz SVY 17458 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR WHEN YOU'RE NOT ALONE, Savoy Jazz 17171 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR A RAINY AFTERNOON and
Savoy Jazz SVY-17175 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR THE OPEN ROAD.
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Duncan Stanbury
Notes: David Jaye


THE TURBANATOR
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: July 9, 1991

Dr. Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Buster Williams (b); Buddy Williams (d).

a. Caravan (J. Tizol/D. Ellington) - 7:39
b. Someday My Prince Will Come (L. Morey/F. Churchill) - 5:35
c. Brushin' It (Lonnie Smith) - 6:27

Houston Person (ts); Dr. Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Buster Williams (b); Buddy Williams (d).

d. Cherokee (R. Noble) - 6:49

Dr. Lonnie Smith (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Buster Williams (b); Buddy Williams (d).

e. Night Song (Lonnie Smith) - 8:38
f. River Walk (Lonnie Smith) - 9:45

Houston Person (ts); Dr. Lonnie Smith (p); Buster Williams (b); Buddy Williams (d).

g. Monk Could Swing (aka Slightly Monkish) (Lonnie Smith) - 9:13

Issues: a-g on 32 Jazz 32209 [CD] (first issued September 19, 2000).
Samplers: f also on Savoy Jazz SVY 17203 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR A DAY IN THE PARK.
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Todd Barkan (Summer 2000).


THANKS TO YOU
Irene Reid
Mt. Vernon, New York: July 1991

Irene Reid (vcl) acc by collective personnel inc. Leo Johnson (ts); Dave Hubbard (ts); Jimmy Sigler (p, strings); Mansor Sabree (synth); Jimmy Ponder (g); Rodney Jones (g, synth f, bells); Ron Jackson (g); Melvin "Sparks" Hassan (g); Harry Anderson (b, el-g, key); Tarik Shah (b) Jesse Hameen, II (d, synth).

a. Our Day Will Come (Garson/Hilliard) - 3:04
b. Thanks To You (Hameen) - 9:26
c. Be A Sweet Pumpkin (Bright) - 3:59
d. Young And Foolish (Hague/Horwitt) - 2:20                  
e. Living In Harmony (Hameen) - 4:28
f. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Hart/Rodgers) - 3:09                     
g. The Need To Be (Weatherly) - 4:57
h. Wish I Never Loved You At All (Forest/Harlan) - 2:57                     
i. Soul Serenade (Dixon/Ousley) - 5:51
j. Bitter Earth (Otis) - 5:28                     

Issues: a-j on Inspire Productions IPCD-0001 [CD], Savant SCD-2040 [CD].


GOTO
Teruo Goto and the Harlem Art Ensemble
New York City: May 17-20 1992

Teruo Goto (ts); Lonnie Smith (org); Harry Whitaker (synth); Jimmy Ponder (g): Bruno Carr (d).

a. Maiden Voyage
b. Our Day Will Come
c. Hello Like Before
d. Jamaica Farewell
e. Freddie Freeloader
f. Dream Diary
g. You Make Me Feel Brand New
h. On The Trail
i. Let Me Get Out Here!

Issues: a-i on Ninety-One (Jap) CRCJ-9108 [CD]


NO REGRETS
Ernie Andrews
New York City: August 26, 1992

Ernie Andrews (vcl) acc by Houston Person (ts); Junior Mance (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Ray Drummond (b); Michael Carvin (d).

a. When They Ask About You (Stept) – 4:41  
b. Don't You Know I Care (Or Don’t You Care To Know)
     (David/Ellington) – 5:53 
c. I'll Never Be Free (Bejamin/Weiss) – 6:39
d. You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)
     (Columbo/Conrad/DuBois) – 6:32
e. The Hunt Is On (Mayfield) – 4:13
f. Until The Real Thing Comes Along (Cahn/Chaplin/Freeman) – 5:06       
g. When Did You Leave Heaven (Bullock/Whiting) – 5:58
h. Sweet Lorraine (Burwell/Parrish) – 5:47
i. Sweet Slumber (Millinder/Neiburg/Woode) – 5:36

Note: Other titles without Jimmy Ponder.

Issues: a-i on Muse MCD 5484 [CD], 32 Jazz 32072 [CD].
Samplers: a
also on 32 Jazz 32101 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR THE OPEN ROAD, Savoy Jazz SVY-17175 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR THE OPEN ROAD.
Producer: Houston Person
Engineer: Malcolm Addey
Notes: Lora Rosner


THE CHRIS WHITE PROJECT
Chris White
New York City: c. December 1992

Jimmy Ponder (g); Chris White (b, arr); Keith Copeland (d).

a. I'm Just A Lucky So And So (D. Ellington/M. David) - 7:10

same, add Steve Nelson (vib).

b. Saturday Afternoon (Chris White) - 6:25
c. Satin Doll (D. Ellington/B. Strayhorn/J. Mercer) - 5:49

same, add Grachan Moncur III (tb).

d. In A Sentimental Mood (D. Ellington/I. Mills/R. Kurtz) - 6:37

Note: (1) Muse MCD 5494 [CD] indicates Jimmy Ponder's participation on "In A Sentimental Mood," however he is not audibly present. (2) Other titles without Jimmy Ponder.

Issues: a-d on Muse MCD 5494 [CD]
Producer: Cecil Brooks III
Engineer: Charles "Chaz" Clifton
Notes: Bob Protzman


SOMETHING TO PONDER
Jimmy Ponder
New York City: March 9, 1994

Mark Soskin (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Peter Washington (b); Roger Humphrey (d).

a. Johnny's Place (Jimmy Ponder) - 4:14
b. Since I Fell For You (W. Johnson) - 12:11
c. Satin Doll (Ellington/Mercer/Strayhorn) - 6:06
d. The Creator Has A Master Plan (P. Sanders/A. Thomas) - 9:32
e. Moonlight In Vermont (J. Blackburn/C. Suessdorf) - 7:32
f. Softly As A Morning Sunrise (S. Romberg/O. Hammerstein II) - 4:08
g. Sunshine (Jimmy Ponder) - 2:40

Issues: a-g on Muse MCD 5567 [CD] (issued 1996).
Samplers: a also on 32 Jazz 32098 [CD] titled 2 BY 5 GUITAR JAZZ. a & f
also on 32 Jazz 32075 [CD] titled STEEL CITY SOUL.
Producer: Houston Person
Notes: Tony Mowad


ONE FOOT IN THE BLUES
Johnny Adams
New Orleans: June 1996

Jamil Sharif (tp, hrn arr); Ed Peterson (ts); Dr. Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Shannon Powell (d, hrn arr); Johnny Adams (vcl); Scott Billington (hrn arr).

a. Won't Pass Me By (Marco Giovino/Tom Beaver) - 4:23

Jamil Sharif (tp); Ed Peterson (ts, hrn arr); Dr. Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Shannon Powell (d); Johnny Adams (vcl).

b. I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone (Buddy Johnson) - 5:49

Ed Peterson (ts); Dr. Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Shannon Powell (d); Johnny Adams (vcl).

c. One Foot In The Blues (Dan Penn/Jonnie Barnett/Carson Whitsett) - 6:36
d. Baby Don't You Cry (Buddy Johnson/Ned Washington) - 5:20
e. Ill Wind (Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler) - 3:16
f. Two Years Of Torture (Percy Mayfield) - 3:46
g. I Know What I've Got (Sidney Robin) - 3:51

Ed Peterson (ts); Dr. Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Shannon Powell (d, cowbell); Johnny Adams (vcl).

h. Half Awake (Percy Mayfield) - 7:37

Dr. Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Johnny Adams (vcl).

i. Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis/Earl K. Brent) - 3:30

Ed Peterson (ts, hrn arr); Donald Harrison, Jr. (as, hrn arr); Dr. Lonnie Smith (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Shannon Powell (d); Johnny Adams (vcl).

j. Roadblock (L.J. Welch) - 4:51
k. Cookin' In Style (Percy Mayfield) - 3:15

Issues: a-k on Rounder CD 2144 [CD].
Samplers: c also on Rounder Heritage 1166-11581-2 [CD] titled THERE'S ALWAYS ONE MORE TIME.
Producer: Scott Billington
Engineer: David Farrell
Notes: Scott Billington


JAMES STREET
Jimmy Ponder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: June 16, 1997

Jimmy Ponder (g).

a. JP (J. Ponder/B. Fields/C. Brooks III) - 3:29
b. Love Theme From Spartacus (A. North) - 3:49
c. My One And Only Love (G. Gershwin/I. Gershwin) - 3:21

Jimmy Ponder (g); Dwayne Dolphin (piccolo b).

d. Mr. Magic (W. Salter/R. MacDonald) - 4:40

John Hicks (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Dwayne Dolphin (b); Cecil Brooks III (d).

e. They Can't Take That Away From Me (G. Gershwin/I. Gershwin) - 4:38
f. September Song (K. Weill/M. Anderson) - 8:20
g. God Bless The Child (A. Herzog, Jr.) - 8:20
h. James Street (J. Ponder/B. Fields/C. Brooks III) - 5:05
i. The End Of A Beautiful Friendship (J. Styne/S. Cahn) - 4:03
j. In a Sentimental Mood (E. Ellington) - 10:21
k. NYC (J. Ponder/B. Fields/C. Brooks III) - 4:03

Issues: a-k on HighNote HCD 7017 [CD]
Samplers: h also on HighNote HCD 6002 [CD] titled JAZZ THAT COOKS.
Producer: Cecil Brooks III
Engineer: Dino DeStefano
Notes: Chip Stern 


AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
Jimmy Ponder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: June 16, 1998

Don Braden (ts); John Hicks (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Dwayne Dolphin (b); Cecil Brooks III (d).

a. On Broadway (J. Lieber/B. Mann/M. Stoller/C. Weill) - 6:11
b. Wave (A.C. Jobim) - 7:20

John Hicks (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Dwayne Dolphin (b); Cecil Brooks III (d).

c. Sunny (Bobby Hebb) - 6:38
d. I'll Remember April (G. DePaul/P. Johnston/D. Raye) - 5:53
e. Three Little Words (B. Kalmar/H. Ruby) - 3:42
f. Summertime (G. Gershwin/I. Gershwin/D. Heyward) - 4:11
g. The Man Ain't Got No Thing On Me
    
(J. Ponder/B. Fields/C. Brooks III) - 5:49

Don Braden (ts); Jimmy Ponder (g).

h. Who Can I Turn To? (L. Bricusse/A. Newley) - 4:47

John Hicks (p); Jimmy Ponder (g).

i. My One And Only Love (G. Gershwin/I. Gershwin) - 4:11

Jimmy Ponder (g); Dwayne Dolphin (piccolo b).

j. All Blues (Miles Davis) - 4:38

Jimmy Ponder (g).

k. Ain't Misbehavin' (T. Waller/A. Razaf/H. Brooks) - 1:57

Issues: a-k on HighNote HCD 7041 [CD] (issued 2000).
Samplers: f also on HighNote HCD 6003 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR A SUMMER NIGHT.
Producer: Cecil Brooks III
Engineer: Dino DeStefano
Notes: Larry Namee


GUITAR CHRISTMAS
Jimmy Ponder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: June 17, 1998

Don Braden (ts); John Hicks (p); Jimmy Ponder (g, arr); Dwayne Dolphin (b); Cecil Brooks III (d).

a. Jingle Bells (traditional) - 6:12
b. Frosty The Snowman (S. Nelson/W.E. Rollins) - 4:47
c. Do You Hear What I Hear? (traditional) - 4:51
d. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (H. Martin/R. Blane) - 6:20
e. Merry Christmas Baby (J. Moore/L. Baxter) - 7:41

John Hicks (p); Jimmy Ponder (g, arr); Dwayne Dolphin (b); Cecil Brooks III (d).

f. Silent Night (traditional) - 5:23
g. We Three Kings (traditional) - 6:23

Jimmy Ponder (g).

h. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Jimmy Ponder) - 2:52
i. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
     (R. Wells/M.H. Torme) - 2:41

Issues: a-i on HighNote HCD 7034 [CD]
Producer: Cecil Brooks III
Engineer: Dave Bjornson. Assistant Engineer: George Heid.
Notes: Dave Helland


STEEL CITY SOUL
Jimmy Ponder

Recorded: 1987-1994. Issued: June 23, 1998.

a. Johnny’s Place (from SOMETHING TO PONDER)
b. All Blues (from SOUL EYES)
c. You Are Too Beautiful (from SOUL EYES)
d. Solitude (from MEAN STREETS - NO BRIDGES)
e. Mean Streets—No Bridges (from MEAN STREETS - NO BRIDGES)
f. A Tribute To A Rose (from COME ON DOWN)
g. Uncle Steve (from COME ON DOWN)
h. My Romance (from JUMP)
i. This Bitter Earth (from TO REACH A DREAM)
j. I Only Have Eyes For You (from MEAN STREETS - NO BRIDGES)
k. Softly As A Morning Sunrise (from SOMETHING TO PONDER)

Issues: a-k on 32 Jazz 32075 [CD].


THUMBS UP
Jimmy Ponder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: July 3, 2000

Jimmy Ponder (g); Dave Pellow (b); Cecil Brooks III (d).

a. Thumbs Up (J. Ponder/B. Fields/C. Brooks III) - 4:26
b. Watch What Happens (J.L. Demy/N. Gimbel/M. Legrand) - 3:57
c. Centerpiece (H.E. Edison/J. Hendricks) - 5:05
d. Body And Soul (J. Green/E. Heyman/R. Sour) - 8:30
e. Funk Wit Dis (J. Ponder/B. Fields/C. Brooks III) - 5:15

Jimmy Ponder (g); Dave Pellow (b).

f. Love For Sale (Cole Porter) - 7:02
g. Angel Eyes (E.K. Brent/M. Dennis) - 8:39
h. Alone Together (H. Dietz/A. Schwartz) 7:39

Issues: a-h on HighNote HCD 7080 [CD]
Samplers: g also on HighNote HCD 6005 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR A LONELY HEART.
Producer: Cecil Brooks III
Engineer: Dino DiStefano
Notes: David Jaye


ALONE
Jimmy Ponder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: September 29, 2000

Jimmy Ponder (g).

a. Isn't She Lovely (S. Wonder) - 3:49
b. The Late Late Show (R. Alfred/M. Berlin) - 5:57
c. The Big Hurt (W. Shanklin) - 5:28
d. Midnight Mood (J. Zawinul/B. Raliegh) - 4:00
e. Lullaby Of Birdland (G. Shearing/G.D. Weiss) - 3:37
f. Dreamsville (R. Evans/J. Livingston/H. Mancini) - 3:49
g. Stompin' At The Savoy (E. Sampson/C. Webb/B. Goodman) - 4:20
h. Windows Of The World (B. Bacharach/H. David) - 3:31
i. J.P. (Jimmy Ponder) - 5:03
j. Theme From The Valley Of The Dolls (A. Previn/D. Previn) - 5:05

Jimmy Ponder (g, vcl).

k. Our Day Will Come (M. Garson/B. Hilliard) - 3:09

Issues: a-k on HighNote HCD 7069 [CD]
Producer: Cecil Brooks III. Executive Producer: Joe Fields
Engineer: Dino DeStefano
Notes: Adam Perlmutter


WHAT'S NEW
Jimmy Ponder
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: August 5, 2002

Gene Ludwig (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Cecil Brooks III (d).

a. TNT (B. Dorough/G.B. Tate/B. Tucker) - 4:40
b. Polka Dots And Moonbeams (J. Burke/J. Van Heusen) - 7:16
c. God Bless The Child (B. Holiday/A. Herzog, Jr.) - 7:57
d. Besamé Mucho (S. Skylar/C. Vealsquez) - 7:15
e. Please Give Me Someone To Love (P. Mayfield) - 7:37
f. What's New (B. Haggart/J. Burke) - 9:21
g. That's All (A. Brandt/B. Haymes) - 9:42

Issues: a-g on HighNote HCD 7100 [CD] (issued 2005).
Producer: Cecil Brooks III. Executive Producer: Joe Fields.
Engineer: Dino DiStefano
Notes: Larry Hollis


CRACKERJACK
Joe Sonny Barbato

Aspinwall, Pennsylvania: prob. 2003
Sonny Barbato (acc) with collective personnel inc. Delano Choy (tp); Eric Defade (ss); Dave Budway (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Mike Taylor, Paul Thompson, Dwayne Dolphin (b); George Heid, Greg Humprhries, Thomas Wendt (d); George Jones (perc).

a. Crackerjack
b. Think About It
c. Petno
d. Japanese Brunch
e. Love You Tonight
f. Stinky
g. Crackerjack II
h. Alfie

Issues: a-j on [CD]


ABOUT THE SOUL
Ed Wiley, Jr.
Oakland, California: January 10-11, 2005

Ed Wiley, Jr. (ts); Kenny Barron (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Keter Betts (b); Ben Riley (d).

a. Without A Song (Rose/Eliscu/Youmans) - 8:52
b. Giselle (Ed Wiley) - 7:52
c. Somebody Stole My Gal (L. Wood) - 3:01

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: March 18, 2005
Ed Wiley, Jr. (ts); Kenny Barron (p); Kevin McNeal, Jimmy Ponder (g); Keter Betts (b); Ben Riley (d).

d. Bay Area Blues (K. McNeal) - 7:11

Note: Other titles without Jimmy Ponder.

Issues: a-d on Talking House Productions/Swing Records THP0507-002A [CD].
Producer: Melvyn K. Prince II
Engineer: Peter Krawiec, Jeff Chestek
Notes: Mike Gillispie, Ed Wiley, Jr.


SOMEBODY'S CHILD
Jimmy Ponder
Aspinwall, Pennsylvania: June 3, 2003

Sonny Barbato (p) with Jimmy Ponder (g); Mike Taylor (b); George Heid (d).

a. Who Will Be The One (Bill Lee) - 4:58

Aspinwall, Pennsylvania: October 1, 2005
Howard Alexander (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Jeff Grubbs (b); Greg Bandy (d).

b. Kickin' Da Bobo (Jimmy Ponder) - 4:46
c. Moontrane (Woody Shaw) - 8:11
d. Seven Steps To Heaven (M. Davis/V. Feldman) - 5:12
e. The Creator Has A Master Plan (P. Sanders/L. Thomas) - 9:40

Howard Alexander (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Jeff Grubbs (b); Greg Bandy (d); George Heid (perc).

f. Wild Is The Wind (D. Tiomkin/N. Washington) - 7:15

Howard Alexander (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Jeff Grubbs (b); George Heid (d).

g. Too Late Now (B. Lane/A.J. Lerner) - 8:12

Howard Alexander (p); Jimmy Ponder (g); Tony De Paolis (b); George Heid (d).

h. Somebody's Child (Jimmy Ponder) - 3:36

Howard Alexander (p); Jimmy Ponder (g).

i. Somebody's Child Reprise (Jimmy Ponder) - 3:10

Aspinwall, Pennsylvania: January 13, 2006
Jimmy Ponder (g); Douglas Malone (violão).

j. There Will Never Be Another You (M. Gordon/H. Warren) - 3:30

Issues: a-j on HighNote HCD 7165 [CD].
Producer: Douglas Malone. Executive Producer: Joe Fields
Engineer: George Heid
Notes: Ken Dryden

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