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The list of recordings and compositions presented here is by no means complete, it does not include recordings
of the artist as accompanist or such, with some exceptions. This list is a partial representation of the the creative output of AACM members.


  • Recordings by Muhal Richard Abrams

  • Muhal Richard Abrams: Various:Critics´ Picks, Vol. 1 - Black Saint BSSNCC001
  • Muhal Richard Abrams: Various: Critics´ Picks, Vol. 2 - Black Saint BSSNCC002
  • Muhal Richard Abrams: Song for All - Black Saint BS120161
  • Muhal Richard Abrams: Think All, Focus One - Black Saint BS120141
  • Muhal Richard Abrams / Roscoe Mitchell: Duets and Solos - Black Saint BS120133
  • Muhal Richard Abrams: Familytalk - Black Saint BS120132
  • Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra: Blu Blu Blu - Black Saint BS120117
  • Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra: Hearinga Suite - Black Saint BS120103
  • Muhal Richard Abrams: Colors in Thirty-Third - Black Saint BS120091
  • Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra: Rejoicing with the Light - Black Saint BS120071
  • Muhal Richard Abrams Band: Blues Forever - Black Saint BS120061
  • Muhal Richard Abrams / Amina Claudine Myers: Duets - Black Saint BS120051
  • Muhal Richard Abrams Tentet: Mama and Daddy - Black Saint BS120041
  • Leroy Jenkins / Muhal Richard Abrams: Lifelong Ambitions - Black Saint BS120033
  • Muhal Richard Abrams Septet: Spihumonesty - Black Saint BS120032
  • Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet: 1-OQA+19 - Black Saint BS120017
  • Muhal Richard Abrams/Malachi Favors: Sightsong - Black Saint BS120003
  • Levels and Degrees of Light - Delmark DS413
  • Things to Come from Those Now Gone - Delmark DS-430
  • Young at Heart, Wise in Time - Delmark DS-423
  • Afrisong - Whynot 32ED5019
  • Lifea Blinec - Arista Novus AN 3000
  • One Line, Two Views - New World 80469-2
  • Roots of Blue - RPR 1001 featuring Cecil McBee
  • Spiral - Arista Novus AN3007
  • Umo Plays the Music of Muhal Richard Abrams - UMO Records
  • The Visibility of Thought - Mutable Music 17502

  • 1. Transversion I OP. 6 for symphony orchestra, performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at
    the Unisys Corporation Classical Roots series in Detroit, Michigan
  • 2. " NOVI " for symphony orchestra and jazz quartet
  • 3. Variations for Solo Saxophone, Flute and Chamber Orchestra, commissioned by the city of Chicago
    for the New Music of America Festival, 1982
  • 4. Quintet for Voice (Soprano), Piano,Harp,Cello and Violin, commissioned by the Kitchen, performed at
    Symphony Space, April 1982
  • 5. Improvisation Structures I - II - III - IV - V - VI, performed in a series of six solo piano concerts
    for the 1983 New York State New Music Network Tour
  • 6. "Trio" A three part composition for solo piano , performed at the New Music America Festival in 1984 in
    Hartford, Conn. July, 1984 and hosted by Real Artways.
  • 7. Odyssey of King, performed by The Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra at Brooklyn's Botanical Garden,
    February, 1984 and "Celebrate Brooklyn" at the Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, New York on June 23, 1984.
  • 8. String Quartet #2, performed by The Kronos String Quartet on November 22, 1985 at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City.
  • 9. Piano Duet # 1 performed by Ursula Oppens and Frederic Rzewski for Music at the Crossroads on
    February 11, 1986, and sponsored by the Phillip Morris Co., at the Whitney Museum.
  • 10. Saturation Blue performed on March 14, 1986, by The Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber
    Ensemble at Freeport High School, Freeport, N.Y., Tania Leon , conductor.
  • 11. Folk Tales "88" commissioned by The Brooklyn Philharmonic and performed by The Brooklyn Philharmonic
    Orchestra at Fort Hamilton Base, Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 9, 1988, Tania Leon, conductor.
  • 12. "What a Man"commissioned for the Black Repertory Ensemble by The Center for Black Music Research ,
    Columbia College and the Friends of the Chicago Public Library in honor of the late Mayor Harold Washington
    and to commemorate the opening of The Harold Washington Library on October 7, 1991.
  • 13. Duet For Contrabass and Piano
  • 14. Duet for Violin and Piano
  • 15. Baritone Voice and String Quartet
  • 16. The Visibility of Thought (Electronic Composition)
  • 17. String Quartet III
  • 18. Saxophone Quartet I
  • 19. New Horizons


  • Recordings by Henry -Threadgill
  • Air Mail - Black Saint BS120049
  • New Air: Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival - Black Saint BS120084
  • Live Air - Black Saint BS120034
  • So Hot ... Could See Jenkins Boys - Black Saint
  • New Air: Air Show Number 1 - Black Saint BS120099
  • Henry Threadgill´s Very Very Circus: Spirit of Nuff Nuff - Black Saint BS120134
  • Henry Threadgill´s Very Very Circus: Songs Out of my Trees - Black Saint BS120154
  • X-75: Volume I - Arista/Novus AN3013
  • Air Lore - Arista/Novus AN3014
  • Open Air Suit - Arista/Novus AN3002
  • Montreux Suisse Air - Arista/Novus AN 3008
  • When Was That - About Time At 1004
  • Just The Facts and Pass the Bucket - About Time AT 1005
  • Subject to Change - About Time AT1007
  • Air Time - Nessa N12
  • Air Song - Why Not PA - 7120
  • Air Raid - Why Not
  • USO Dance - Douglas/Casablanca
  • 80^ Below 82 - Island/Antilles
  • Henry Threadgill Sextett: You Know The Number - RCA/Novus
  • Henry Threadgill Sextet: Easily Slip Into Another World - RCA/Novus
  • Henry Threadgill Sextett: Rag Bush and All - BMG/Novus
  • Henry Threadgill´s Very Very Circus: Too Much Sugar For a Dime - Axiom/Island
  • Henry Threadgill´s Very Very Circus: Carry The Day - Sony/Columbia


  • Recordings by Roscoe -Mitchell
  • Sound - Delmark DE-408, 1966
  • The Roscoe Mitchell Solo Saxophone Concerts - Sackville 1974
  • The Roscoe Mitchell Quartet - Sackville 1975
  • Old/Quartet - Nessa N5, 1975 recorded 1967
  • Nonaah - Nessa N 9/10, 2 LP´s, 1977
  • L-R-G/The Maze/S II Examples - Nessa N14/15, 2 LP´s, 1978 with Anthony Braxton
  • Duets With Anthony Braxton (Sackville 1978)
  • Congliptious - Nessa N2, 1978
  • Roscoe Mitchell - Chief 1979
  • Sketches From Bamboo - Moers 1979
  • with Tom Buckner, Gerald Oshita - New Music For Woodwinds and Voice (1981)
  • 3x4 Eye - Black Saint BS120050, 1981
  • More Cutouts - Cecma 1981
  • Snurdy McGurdy And Her Dancin' Shoes - Nessa 1981
  • Concert Toronto 4/5 October 1975 - Sackville 1981
  • with Space An Interesting Breakfast Conversation (1984)
  • Roscoe Mitchell And The Sound And Space Ensembles - Black Saint BS120070, 1984
  • Live At The Muhle Hunziken (1986)
  • The Flow Of Things - Black Saint BS120090, 1987
  • Four Compositions - (1987)
  • Live In Detroit - (1989)
  • Songs In The Wind - (Victo) 1990
  • with Brus Trio - After Fallen Leaves 1989 recording (Silkheart 1992)
  • Live At The Knitting Factory 1987 recording - Black Saint BS120120, 1992
  • with Muhal Richard Abrams - Solos And Duets At Merkin Hall (Black Saint 1992)
  • Sound And Space Ensembles - Blue Star 1993
  • This Dance Is For Steve McCall - Black Saint BS120150 1993
  • Pilgrimage - Lovely Music c.1995
  • Hey Donald - Delmark DE-475, 1995
  • The Day And The Night - Dizim 1998
  • In Walked Buckner - Delmark DE-510, 1998


  • Compositonal works:

  • 1. Fallen Heroes, a work for Orchestra, Baritone Voice, and Solo Alto Saxophone premiered May 20, 1998
    by the Petr Kotik SEM Ensemble at New York City's Alice Tully Hall.
  • 2. The Bells of Fifty Ninth Street, a work for Alto Saxophone and Gamelan Orchestra premiered 1999 in
    Gent, Belgium; Essen, Germany and s-Hertogenbosch, Nederlands.
  • 3. Non-Cognitive Aspects of theCity, a composition for Baritone Voice and Orchestra, with text by
    Joseph Jarman premiered in New York and the Czech Republic in 2003.


  • Recordings by Anthony -Braxton

Three Compositions of New Jazz - Delmark DS 423

  • Live at Moers Festival - Moers 01002
  • In The Tradition - Steeplechase 1015
  • In The Tradition - Steeplechase 1045
  • Dortmund (Quartet) 1976 - hat Art 6075
  • Performance (Quartet) 1979 - hat Art 6044
  • Composition 99, 101, 107, and 138 - hat Art 6019
  • Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983 - Black Saint BSR 0066
  • Composition 113 - sound aspects 003
  • Four Compositions (Quartet) 1984 - Black Saint BSR 0086
  • Quartet (London) 1985 - Leo LR 200/201
  • Quartet (Birmingham) 1985 - Leo LR 202/203
  • Five Compositions (Quartet) 1986 - Black Saint BSR 0106
  • Six Monk's Compositions (1987) - Black Saint 120 116
  • 19 (Solo) Compositions 1988 - New Albion Records NA023
  • London (Solo) 1988 - Impetus IMP 18818
  • Kol Nidre - sound aspects SAS 031
  • Composition No. 165 [for 18 instruments] - New Albion Records NA050
  • Seven Compositions (Trio) 1989 - hat Art CD 6025
  • Eight (+3) Tristano Compositions 1989 - hat Art 6052
  • Eugene (1989) - Black Saint 120137


  • Recordings by Amina - Claudine Myers
  • Amina Claudine Myers Salutes Bessie Smith - Leo 1980
  • The Circle Of Time - Black Saint BS120078, 1982
  • Jumping In The Sugar Bowl - Minor Music 1984
  • Country Girl - Minor Music 1986
  • Live in Bremen - Music Moderne 1988
  • Amina - RCA 1990
  • In Touch - BMG/Novus 1991 with Lester Bowie`s NY Organ Ensemble Disc Union 1991
  • The Lapislazuli Band - ENJA 1998 with Ray Anderson
  • Poems for Piano - Sweet Earth 105
  • Women in [E] Motion, Tradition & Moderne, 2004


  • Compositional works:

  • 1. I Dream - A contemporary musical
  • 2. Occasional Grace - A theater piece
  • 3. The Ladder - A theater piece
  • 4. When The Berries Fell - Composition for a eleven piece ensemble ( 8 voices, two percussion, piano and organ )
  • 5. Focus - Mixed media performance for piano, voice, contrabass and slides.
  • 6. ABA - Music for violin and piano
  • 7. Interior - For chamber orchestra and string quartet


  • Recordings by Lester -Bowie
  • Number 1 & 2 - 1967
  • Gittin´to Know You - 1969
  • Fast Last - 1974
  • Rope -A- Dope - 1975
  • The 5th Power - 1978
  • African Children - 1978
  • Duets with Phillip Wilson - 1978
  • Esoteric
  • The Great Pretender - 1981
  • All the Magic - 1982
  • Serious Fun - 1989
  • My way - Brass Fantasy - 1990
  • Hello Dolly - 1992
  • Odyssey of Funk and Popular Music, Vol. 1 - 1999
  • When the Spirit Returns
  • Twilight Dreams- Brass Fantasy


  • Recordings by Leroy -Jenkins
  • With the Revolutionary Ensemble:
  • Revolutionary Ensemble - Enja 1978
  • The People's Republic - A&M Horizon 1975
  • The Psyche - RE 1975
  • Manhattan Cycles - India Navigation 1023, 1972
  • Vietnam I&II - ESP 1972 - Reissued 1993
  • With The Creative Construction Company: Volumes 1 & 2 - Muse 1975/76
  • Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival of America - Tomato, TOM-8001, 1979
  • Themes and Improvisations on the Blues - Composers Recordings, Inc.
  • eXchange Series CRI CD663, 1994
  • Dream of Dreams of Home, on Sign of the Times - Lovely Music, Ltd. CD 3022, 1994
  • Leroy Jenkins Live! - Black Saint, 1993
  • The Legend of Ai Glatson - Black Saint
  • Mixed Quintet - Black Saint
  • Urban Blues - Black Saint
  • For Players Only - JCOA Records (LP)
  • Swift are the Winds of Life, with Rashied Ali - Survival (LP)
  • Solo Concert - India Navigation 1028, (LP)
  • Solo - Lovely Music (1998)
  • Themes & Improvisations on the Blues - CRI (1994)
  • Urban Blues with Leroy Jenkins' Sting! - Black Saint (1984)
  • Mixed Quintet - Black Saint (1983 - Reissued 1997)
  • Lifelong Ambitions with Muhal Richard Abrams - Black Saint (1981 - Reissued 1993)
  • Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival of America - Tomato (1979 - Reissued 1989)
  • Straight Ahead/Free At Last with Abdul Wadud - Red (1979)
  • The Legend of Ai Glatson - Black Saint (1978 - Reissued 1993)
  • Solo Concert - India Navigation (1977)
  • For Players Only - JCOA (1975)
  • Swift Are The Winds of Life with Rashied Ali - Survival (1975 - Reissued 2000)
  • Lifelong Ambitions, featuring Muhal Richard Abrams, Black Saint
  • With Cecil Taylor: Live In Bologna - Leo (1988)
  • Straight Ahead/Free at Last, with Abdul Wadud, Red Records


  • Compositional works:
  • Mother Of Three Sons, an opera/ballet commissioned by Hans Werner Henze in 1989 for the Munich Bienale New Music Theater Festival.


  • Recordings by Wadada Leo Smith
  • Geechie Recollections - Impulse AS-92672
  • Go in Numbers - Black Saint 120053-2
  • The Mass on the World - Moers Music 0106
  • Budding of a Rose - Moers Music 02026
  • To Break the Shells - FMP 0920
  • The Sky Cries the Blues - CMF F-1
  • Solo Music:Akhreanvention - Kabell 4
  • Procession of the Great Ancestry - Chief CD
  • Divine Love - ECM 1143
  • Rastafari - Sackvill 3030
  • Spirit Catcher - Nessa N-19
  • Creative Music 1 - Kabell 1
  • Reflectivity - Kabell 2
  • Song of Humanity - Kabell 3
  • Human Rights - Kabell/Gramm 24
  • Cosmos Has Spirit - Scissors 001
  • Kulture Jazz - ECM 1507
  • Tao-Njia - Tzadik 7-017
  • Golden Hearts Remembrance - Chap Chap 002
  • Yo Miles! - Shanachie 5046
  • Light Upon Light - Tzadic TZ 7046
  • Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet - Tzadic TZ 7604
  • Reflectativity - Tzadic TZ 7060
  • Dreams and Secrets - anonym records ANON 0101


  • Recordings by Chico Freeman
  • Morning Prayer - India Navigation 1976
  • Chico - India Navigation 1031, 1977
  • No Time Left - Black Saint BS120036, 1977
  • Beyond The Rain - Contemporary 1978
  • Kings Of Mali - India Navigation 1035, 1978
  • Spirit Sensitive - India Navigation 1045, 1979
  • Peaceful Heart/Gentle Spirit - Contemporary 1980
  • The Outside Within - India Navigation 1042, 1981
  • Still Sensitive - India Navigation 1072
  • The Search - India Navigation 1059, 1981
  • Destiny's Dance - Contemporary 1981
  • Tradition In Transition - Electra/Musician 1982
  • Tangents - Electra/Musician 1984
  • Live At Ronnie Scotts - Wadham Films/London 1986
  • The Pied Piper - Blackhawk 1987
  • Tales of Ellington - Blackhawk 1987
  • Luminous - Jazz House 1988
  • You'll Know When You Get There - Black Saint BS120128, 1990
  • Sweet Explosion (Brainstorm) - In & Out Records 1990
  • Threshold (Brainstorm) - In & Out Records 1993
  • The Unspoken Word - Jazz House 1994
  • Focus - Fantasy/Contemporary 1995
  • Live at Visiones - TBA TBA

  • Recordings by Iqua Colson and Adegoke Steve Colson
  • Triumph! - Silver Sphinx SS01
  • No Reservation - Black Saint BSR 0043
  • Hope for Love - Silver Sphinx SS12402
  • Untarnished Dream - Silver Sphinx SS12403
  • Freedom Rhythm & Sound - Revolutionary Jazz and The Civil Rights Movement” - Soul Jazz Records SUR CD 219
  • Triumph! (re-issue From Soul Jazz / London) - Universal Sound US CD40

Recordings by Adegoke Steve Colson

  • Tones For ...Harriett Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglas Solo Piano Silver Sphinx SS12404
  • New Life with David Murray Octet Black Saint BSR 0100
  • My Friend Louis with Andrew Cyrille Disk Union DIW 858
  • African Love Supreme with Andrew Cyrille Venus Jazz TKCZ279098
  • Ode to the Living Tree with Andrew Cyrille Evidence ECD 22185-2
  • Door of the Cage with Baikida Carroll Soul Note 121123-2
  • Marionettes on a High Wire with Baikida Carroll Omni Tone 12101
  • Conduction Collection -#25,26 with Lawrence "Butch Morris" New World/Cross Currents 80478
  • Bright Moments - Return of the Lost Tribe with Kahil El'Zabar, Malachi Favors and Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre Delmark DE-507
  • Music for My Love Ones with Kevin Cook Artistic Soundz ASE0001
  • Encounter - Trio Three ( Oliver Lake, Andrew Cyrille, Reggie Workman)
    featuring A.S. Colson composition "Leaving East Of Java" Passin' Thru 41212
  • Now's the Time New York Unit (Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Richard Davis, John Hicks, Tatsuya Nakamura)
    featuring A.S. Colson composition "South of the Border Serenade" King Records KICJ 108
  • One With the Wind - Hannibal Marvin Peterson featuring A.S. Colson composition "Glow" Muse MCD 5523

  • Select Compositional Works

  • 1. “...as in a Cultural Reminiscence...” for orchestra, narration, voices (Book I)
  • “...as in a Cultural Reminiscence...” for orchestra, narration, voices (Book II) with Amiri Baraka and Richard Wesley
  • .
  • 2.Lost Jazz Shrines - Orchestrated, arranged and conducted five works of Willie “The Lion” Smith for
    national celebration (Echo of Spring, Morning Air, Passionette, Rippling Waters, Sneak Away)
    Performed as part of play by Amiri Baraka, Visuals by Willie Cole
  • 3. Music for Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God, by Djanet Sears, Directed by Kym Moore,
    with a cast including the legendary Carmen de Lavallade
  • 4. Oblique (Quartet: for saxophones or strings)
  • 5. Osiris in the Land of Spirits (nine piece musical theatre work: narration, martial arts)
  • 6. Fissions (10 piece composition)
  • 7. Greens, Rice, and a Rope for orchestra, voice, dance, visuals:
    Book I: Prelude - Death in the Land - Love’s Brief Interlude - Death in the Land - Postlude
    Book II: Midwest Passage - A Place of Sorrows - Work - Spirit - Raggin’ Nu Rags (free?)
    Book III: Swingstyle - a flashback - Advent
  • 8. Kiss of Flame-Martin, Father Martin (orchestra)


  • Recordings by Thurman -Barker
  • Voyage - Uptee Productions, 1001
  • Time Factor - Uptee Productions, 1004
  • The Way I Hear It - Uptee Productions
  • Strike Force - Uptee Productions


  • Compositonal works:
  • 1. Dialogue
  • 2. Expansions, premiered by the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, May 1999
  • 3. Time Facto, premiered by the Woodstock chamber orchestra, October 2000


  • Recordings by John Stubblefield
  • Confessin´- Soul Note SN 1095
  • Morning Song - Enja ENJ -8036
  • Countin´on the Blues - Enja ENJ -5051
  • Bushman Song - Enja ENJ -5015


  • Recordings by Joseph Jarman
  • Black Paladins - Black Saint BS 120042-2
  • Earth Passage/Density - Black Saint
  • As If It Were the Seasons - Delmark 1968
  • Together Alone - Delmark 1971
  • Song For - Delmark 1966
  • Calypos´s Smile - Southport Records 1984
  • Out of the Mist - Ocean Records 1997
  • Connecting Spirits - Music and Arts Program 1996
  • Egwu -Anwu - 1978
  • Inheritance


  • Recordings by Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre
  • Humility in the Light of the Creator (Delmark Records, 1969)

    Forces and Feelings (Delmark, 1970)

    Peace and Blessings (Black Saint Records, 1979)

    Ram's Run (Cadence Jazz, 1981)

    Dream Of... (CIMP, 1998)

    South Eastern (CIMP, 2002)

    The Moment (Entropy Stereo, 2003)

    Morning Song (Delmark, 2004)

    Paths to Glory (CIMP, 2004)

    Extremes (CIMP, 2008)

  • Recordings by Reggie Nicholson
  • Unnecessary Noise Allowed - Abstract Recordings 001 1997
  • Percussion Peace - Abstract Recordings 002 2005
  • Timbre Suite - Abstract Recording 03 2008


  • Recordings by George Lewis
  • George Lewis, Solo Trombone Record, Sackville 3012 1977
  • George Lewis, Voyager, Disk Union-Avan CD 014 1992
  • George Lewis, Endless Shout, Tzadik TZ CD 7054 2000
  • George Lewis and the Now Orchestra, The Shadowgraph Series: Compositions for Creative Orchestra 2001
  • George Lewis, Swquel, Two In One, Intakt CD 111


  • Recordings by Leonard Jones
  • Dialogues -Improvisations for One Bass -Jazzsick Records 9001JSAV