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What follows is a basic list of Gryce's jazz compositions and arrangements, although I'm aware of further information, some of it conflicting or confusing (Gryce used a number of nom de plumes ). Please email me at [email protected] if you can share information, or if you suspect any errors - thanks.

A Night At Tony's

Original

Recordings: When Farmer Met Gryce (CD)
 

Anne Marie

Original

Recordings: Street Scenes - Lucky Thompson/Gigi Gryce (Vogue 74321154672)
 

Au Tabou

Original

Recordings: Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud (LP)
 

B.G.'s Holiday

Original? Some sources say it's by Benny Golson

Recordings: Benny Golson's New York Scene (CD version only)
 

Baby

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)

Recordings: Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud; Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Sessions.
 

Back Breaker

Original

Recordings: Saying Somethin' (CD)
 

Basheer's Dream

Original

Recordings: Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban (Blue Note 7468152 CD)
 

Blue Concept

Original

Recordings: When Farmer Met Gryce (CD)
 

Blue Lights

Original

Recordings: When Farmer Met Gryce (CD)
 

Blues In The Jungle

Original

Recordings: Saying Somethin'
 

Blues Shout

Original
 

Recordings: not known

Boxer's Blues

Original

Recordings: The Rat Race Blues (CD)
 
 

Brown Skins

Original

Recordings: Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Sessions
 

Calgary

Original

Recorded by Benny Golson
 

Capri

Original

Recordings: Benny Golson's New York Scene (LP); When Farmer Met Gryce (CD); Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud 1955
 

Casbah, The

Original

Recordings: Rich versus Roach, 1959 (Mercury 826 987-2 (CD)
 

Casino

Original

Recordings: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Midnight Session (1957, reissued on cd, Savoy SV-0145)
 

Conception

Original

Recordings: not known
 

Consultation

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)

Recordings: Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud
 

Daddee

Original

Recordings: not known
 

Deltitnu

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)
 

Recordings: When Farmer Met Gryce (CD)

Early Morning Blues

Original

Recordings: not known
 

Eleanor

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)

Recordings: Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud; Art Blakey Quintet; Stan Getz Quartet (Roost Records)
 

Evening In Casablanca

Original

Recordings: Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce (CD)
 

Evening in Paris

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)

Recordings: Street Scenes - Lucky Thompson/Gigi Gryce (Vogue 74321154672)
 

Exhibit A

Original

Recordings: Percussion Discussion - Art Blakey/Max Roach (CD)
 

Expansion

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)

Recordings: Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud (LP)
 

Futurity

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)

Recordings: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (LP); Howard McGhee Sextet (Blue Note).
 

Glowworm

Arrangement

Recorded by Max Roach
 

Hello

Original

Recordings: Street Scenes - Lucky Thompson/Gigi Gryce (Vogue 74321154672); Art Blakey
 

Hymn Of The Orient

Original

Recordings: Clifford Brown Memorial Album
 

In a Meditating Mood

Original

Recordings: Nica's Tempo (CD) Savoy SV-0126
 
 

Kerry Dance

Arrangement of a traditional tune

Recordings: Nica's Tempo (CD) Savoy SV-0126;
 

Kin Folks

Original

Recordings: not known
 

La Rose Noire

Original

Recordings: Street Scenes - Lucky Thompson/Gigi Gryce (Vogue 74321154672)
 

Leila's Blues

Original

Recordings: Saying Somethin'
 

Lover's Mood

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)
 

Melody Express

Original

Recordings: Stan Getz - Quintet and Quartet (1950-1951)
 

Minority

Original

Recordings: Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Sessions; Art Blakey
 

Modern Sounds

Original

Recordings: not known
 

Mood In Blue

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)

Recordings: Earl Bostic Orchestra (King Records)
 

Mosquito Knees

Original

Recordings: Stan Getz - Quintet and Quartet (1950-1951)
 

Music In The Air

Original

Recordings: not known
 

Nica's Tempo

Original

Recordings: Nica's Tempo (CD) Savoy SV-0126; Deep Passion - The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra (CD); Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce (CD)
 

Not So Sleepy

Arrangement/Mat Matthews comp.

Recordings: Deep Passion - The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra
 

Paris the Beautiful

Original

Recordings: Street Scenes - Lucky Thompson/Gigi Gryce (Vogue 74321154672)
 

Purple Shades

Original

Recordings: Street Scenes - Lucky Thompson/Gigi Gryce (Vogue 74321154672)
 

Quick Step

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)

Recordings: Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Sessions
 

Reunion

Original

Recorded by Benny Golson
 

Salute To The Band Box

Original

Recordings: Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Sessions
 

Sans Souci

Original

Recordings: Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce
 

Satellite

Original

Recordings: Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce
 

Shabozz

Original

Recordings: Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce (CD); Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud
 

Simplicity

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)

Recordings: Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud; Art Blakey
 

Since You've Come To Me

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)
 

Smoke Signal

Original

Recordings: Nica's Tempo (CD) Savoy SV-0126; Deep Passion - The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra (CD)
 

Social Call

Original with John Hendricks' lyrics

Recordings: Nica's Tempo (CD) Savoy SV-0126; When Farmer Met Gryce (CD); Earl Coleman Returns
 

Something In B Flat

Arrangement/Ray Bryant comp.

Recordings: Benny Golson's New York Scene (LP) 14/10/55
 

Speculation

Arrangement/Horace Silver comp.

Recordings: Nica's Tempo (CD) Savoy SV-0126; Deep Passion - The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra (CD)
 

Strictly Romantic

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)

Recordings: Clifford Brown - The Complete Paris Sessions; Art Blakey
 

Strike up the Band

Arrangement

Recordings: Street Scenes - Lucky Thompson/Gigi Gryce (Vogue 74321154672)
 

Stupendous-Lee

Original

Recordings: When Farmer Met Gryce (CD)
 

Sunrise

Arrangement/Pettiford comp.

Recordings: Deep Passion - The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra (CD)
 

The Infant's Song

Original

Recordings: When Farmer Met Gryce (CD)
 

The Rat Race Blues

Original

Recordings: The Rat Race Blues (CD)
 

Tiajuana

Original

Recordings: The Art Farmer Setptet (CD)
 

Trolly Tracks

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)
 

Two French Fries

Original

Recordings: Deep Passion - The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra (CD)
 

Up In Quincy's Room

Original

Recordings: The Art Farmer Setptet; Bobby Jaspar/Henri Renaud
 

Wildwood

Original

Recordings: The Art Farmer Setptet (CD); Stan Getz - Quintet and Quartet (1950-1951) (CD)
 

Wishing

Original

'Modern Sounds' sheet music folio (1955, publ. B.F.Wood, Boston)
 

(You'll Always Be) The One I Love

Original

Recordings: Nica's Tempo (CD) Savoy SV-0126
 

You're Not the Kind

Original

Recorded by Benny Golson
 

Yvette

Original

Recordings: Stan Getz - Quintet and Quartet (1950-1951)


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