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HOWARD ALDEN QUARTET
"Snowy Mountain Blues"
Concord Jazz CJ-4424
AMERICAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
"The Music of Jimmie Lunceford"
MusicMasters 1612-65072-2
COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
"88 Basie Street" (Grammy Award winning) Pablo 2310-901
"Me and You" (received honorable mention for his performance from Le Jazz Hot Club of France) Pablo 2310-891
COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
 "Fancy Pants"
Pablo 28MJ3555
COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
"The Best Of The Basie Big Band"
Pablo 2405422
COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
"The Golden Years"
Pablo 4419
COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA - Thad Jones, Director
"Caterina Valente, '86"
Global 207646-30

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA - Thad Jones, Director

"Way Out Basie" (as drummer and arranger - includes comp/arr "And That's That" - D. Mackrel)
Phillips 25PJ-62

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA - Frank Foster, Director

"Long Live the Chief" (as drummer and arranger -
includes comp/arr "Bus Dust" - D. Mackrel)
Denon YF-7121-ND
JOEY DeFRANCESCO
"Where Were You?"
Columbia CK45443

CLARE FISCHER
"Tjaderama"
Trend TRCD-551

CLARE FISCHER
"Jazz Corps"
1998 - Clare Fischer Productions
JERRY VAN ROOYEN
"And The WDR Big Band"
WDR/BMG 74321 41013 2
JERRY VAN ROOYEN
 "The Charm of You"
Elk Music 4029883100382

VIKTOR LAZLO
"Viktor Lazlo"
Polydor 83217-2
MEL LEWIS ORCHESTRA
"To You" Musicmasters 5854-2-C

GROVER MITCHELL & HIS ALL STAR ORCHESTRA
"Hip Shakin'"
(as drummer and arranger  -  includes arr "In A Mellotone" - D. Mackrel) Ken 005

DIANE SCHUUR
"Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra"
(Grammy award winning) GRP GR-1039

DANNY TURNER
"First Time Out"
Hemisphere 0001

UNLV JAZZ ENSEMBLE
"Live in South America"
(as drummer and arranger -  includes arr "Birks Works" - D. Mackrel) UNLV 1003-B


FRANK WESS
"Entre Nous"
(includes comp/arr "Blues In The Two Percent" - D. Mackrel) Concord Jazz CJ-456

FRANK WESS
"Once is Not Enough"
(as arranger) LMCD-101

JOE WILLIAMS

"That Holiday Feelin'"
Verve 843 956-2


JOE WILLIAMS

"Live at Orchestra Halll, Detroit"
(as arranger - "There Will Never Be Another You") Telarc - 83329

JOE WILLIAMS

"Joe Williams's Finest Hour"
Verve 314-549674-2


GRADY TATE
"Grady Tate Sings/TNT"
Milestone MCD-9193-2

GRADY TATE
"From The Heart"
Half Note HN-4529

DREAMTIME
"Dreamtime"
Fibre FRCD002
McCOY TYNER BIG BAND (as Arranger)
"The Turning Point" (as arranger/conductor - includes arrangements of "Passion Dance" and "Update") (Grammy Award winning) Verve 14513573-2
McCOY TYNER BIG BAND (as Arranger)
"Journey" (as arranger/conductor - includes comp/arr of "Choices" and arrangement of "Blues On The Corner") (Grammy Award winning) Verve 314519941-2
McCOY TYNER BIG BAND (as Arranger)
"The Best Of The McCoy Tyner Big Band"  (as arranger/conductor  - includes arrangements of "Passion Dances" and "Blues On The Corner") (Grammy Award winning) Verve 314519941-2
JAY LEONHART
"Two Lane Highway" Kado 19806-2
ARVELL SHAW
"A Tribute to Satchmo" Victoria AVL92022
THE MICHAEL MORIARITY QUINTET
"Live At Fat Tuesday's" DRG 8438
THE MARIA SCHNEIDER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
"Evanescence" Enja ENJ-80482
THE CANADIAN BRASS
"Noel" RCA Victor 09026-62683-2
NEW YORK SWING
"Plays Jerome Kern" LRC CDC-9082
JAZZ HERITAGE ORCHESTRA
"Steppin Out" (as arranger - includes comp/arr of "And That's That") - Umoja 1
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA JAZZ BAND ONE
"West Coasting" (as arranger - includes comp/arr of "Blues In The Two Percent") - Sea Breeze
THE CARLA BLEY VERY LARGE BAND
"Big Band Theory" Watt/25 78118-23125-2
THE CARLA BLEY VERY LARGE BAND
 "Selected Recordings" ECM 000179502
THE CARLA BLEY VERY LARGE BAND
 "Goes To Church" Watt/27 533 682-2
THE NEW GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET
"That Shearing Sound" Telarc CD-83347
THE NEW GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET
 "Christmas with The George Shearing Quintet" Telarc CD-83438
THE NEW GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET
 "Back To Birdland" Telarc CD-83524
THE NEW GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET
"The Rare Delight of You w/John Pizzarelli" Telarc CD-83546
DENISE JANNAH
"I Was Born To Love You" Blue Note CDP 7243 33390 2 0
BILL CHARLAP TRIO
"Souvenir" Criss Cross 1108 CD
CHRIS CONNOR
"I Walk With Music" High Note HCD CD7095
CHRIS CONNOR
"Haunted Heart" High Note HCD 7079
HISAYO FOSTER
"Blues Blue" Black Box BG-0002
RANDY SANDKE
"Inside Out" Nagel Heyer LC-10356
RANDY SANDKE
"Calling All Cats" Concord Jazz CCD-4717
RANDY SANDKE
"The Mystic Trumpeter" Evening Star ES108
RANDY SANDKE
"Outside In" Evening Star ES110
RANDY SANDKE
"Trumpet After Dark" Evening Star ES109
SONIC CONVERGENCE
"A Glimpse Into The Global Classroom" Ross School-00-BK
CAROL SLOANE
"The Songs Sinatra Sang" Concord Jazz CCD-4725
CAROL SLOANE
"The Songs That Ella And Louis Sang" Concord Jazz CCD-4787
CAROL SLOANE
"Ballad Essentials" Concord Jazz CCD-4971
THE BUCK CLAYTON SWING BAND
"Live from Greenwich Village, NYC" Nagel Heyer CD 030
JOHN PIZZARELLI
"Our Love Is Here Stay" RCA 07863 67501-2
JOHN PIZZARELLI
"The Rare Delight of You w/The George Shearing Quintet" Telarc CD-83546
HANK JONES
"Hank Jones & The Meridian String Quartet" LRC CDC-9026
HANK JONES
"Favors" Verve 314 537 316-2
HANK JONES
"For My Father" (as drummer and assistant producer) Justin-Time JUST 209-2
MICHAEL DAVIS
"Absolute Trombone" Hip Bone Music HBM106
MICHAEL DAVIS
"Absolute Trombone 2" Hip Bone Music HBM
JEROME RICHARDSON
"Jazz Station Runaway" TCB Records TCB 97402
DARYL SHERMAN
"A Lady Must Live" After 9 TWCD-2019
DON SEBESKY
"A Tribute To Bill Evans" RCA Victor 09026 68929-2
DON SEBESKY
"Joyful Noise - A Tribute To Duke Ellington" RCA Victor RCADV63552-2
ANNETTE SANDERS
"Everything I Love" AS AS-98001
MARK ELF
"New York Cats" Jen Bay Jazz JBR 0005
BYRON STRIPLING
"Stripling Now!" Nagle Heyer 2002
BYRON STRIPLING
"Byron, Get One Free..." Nagle Heyer 2016
KETER BETTS
"Bass, Buddies & Blues" Keter Betts Music 0001
KETER BETTS
"Bass, Buddies, Blues & Beauty Too" Keter Betts Music 0002
KETER BETTS
"Keter Betts & Friends" Keter Betts Music 0003
KETER BETTS
"Pinky's Waltz" Jazzmont -03
MONK ROWE
"Jazz Life" RCS 031
WALTER BLANTON
"Eight" TNC Jazz CD-1705
KEVIN MAHOGANY
"Pussycat Dues" Enja ENG-9316 2
KLÜVERS BIG BAND
"Better Believe It" (as drummer and arranger) Music Mecca 3058-2
KLÜVERS BIG BAND
"Thilo Meets Mackrel" (as drummer and arranger) KBB 1001

KLÜVERS BIG BAND
"Grew's Tune" (as arranger) Stunt Records STUCD 12122
JANE HORROCKS
"The Further Adventures Of Litte Voice" Liberty 7243 528754 2 9
JACK WALRATH / MILES GRIFFITH
"Get Hit In Your Soul" ACT 9246-2
KIRORON
"Do Swing - KIRORON 1 - Kiroro Melodies" Aosis Records VICP-69001
NANCY WILSON
"A Nancy Wilson Christmas" Manchester Craftsmen Guild MCGJ1008
DON SHELDEN
"Any Swing Goes" Orchard 4174
KENNY HING
"The Little King" Quixotic 5004
DAVE RIEKENBERG
"Never Too Late" NY Jam Records NYJAM-2004
THE DIZZY GILLESPIE ALUMNI ALL-STAR BIG BAND
"Things To Come" Manchester Craftsmen Guild MCGJ1009
THE DIZZY GILLESPIE ALUMNI ALL-STAR BIG BAND
"Dizzy's Business"(as drummer and arranger) Manchester Craftsmen Guild MCGJ1023
SALLY STARK
"Sally Stark Sings Maxine Sullivan" Sal Marg Records 2004
THE STATESMEN OF JAZZ
"A Multitude Of Stars" Arbors SOJCD 202
CHAKA KHAN
"Classikhan" AGU/Earthsong/Sanctuary Urban 06076-87524-2
MITSUAKI KISHI
"Swingin' Always" SwingBros CMSB-28004
MITSUAKI KISHI
"Lala's Dream" SwingBros CMSB-28009
MITSUAKI KISHI
"Japanese Nostalgic Songs" SwingBros CMSB-28025
MITSUAKI KISHI
"Love At First Sight" SwingBros CMSB-28035
NANCY HARROW
"The Cat Who Went To Heaven" Artist House AH2
NANCY HARROW
"The Song Is All"
DAVE HORLER - LUDWIG NUSS
"Rolling Down 7th" Mons Records MR 874 402
SUMIKO FUKATSU
"Jazzn'flute" SwingBros CMSB-28010
SCOTT ROBINSON
"Forever Lasting - The Music of Thad Jones" Arbors Records ARCD-19276
KILLIAN MANSFIELD
"Somewhere Else" 429 Records FTN 17732
VERONICA MORTENSEN
"I'm The Girl" Stunt Records - STUCD-10012
PRIMO KIM
"Make It Right" (as drummer and arranger/conductor) RKK Records
RUSS KASSOFF
"Bird Fly By" RHK Jazz - RHK JAZZ-201
ROSSANO SPORTIELLO
"Lucky To Be Me" Arbors - ARCD 19408
OLA ONABULE
"Seven Shades Darker" (as arranger) - RRAM-CD13
HARRY ALLEN
"Blues For Pres and Teddy" Swing Bros - CMSB-28032
ARIF MARDIN
"All My Friends Are Here" NuNoise – NNR-CD-193
WDR BIG BAND
"Baroque and Blue"  (as Conductor and Arranger) DellJazz – LC-24741 
KIRK MACDONALD
"Symmetry" Addo – AJR018
RUFUS REID
"Quiet Pride - The Elizabeth Catlett Project"  (as Conductor) Motema – MTM-114
DAVE GLASSER
"Crossover"  
JUMAANE SMITH
"I Only Have Eyes For You"  
JASON JACKSON
"Inspiration"  
CHRISTIAN JOSI
"Legends"  
YUKIKO MIYAZAKI
"Fly Free"
TODD COOLMAN
"Collectables" - SSC 4025
DANISH RADIO BIG BAND
"Jazzin' Around Christmas" - STV1014305
BRETT ELDREDGE
"Glow" - Atlantic 556817
VARIOUS ARTISTS AND COMPILATIONS
"A Jazz Christmas" Musicmaster 65089-2
"A Jazz Valentine" Musicmaster 65091
"Digital Big Band Bash" GRP GRD-9706
"The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook" Concord Jazz 4515
"Jazz Piano Anthology - Box Set" Delta 15954
"Jazz Piano Anthology - Swingers" Delta 17170
"Essential Jazz Ballads - Volume 1" Delta 17142
"Essential Jazz Ballads - Volume 2" Delta 17143
"Essential Jazz Ballads - Box Set" Delta 55656
"Count Basie Swings" Denon DVA 17154
"Essential Jazz Ballads - Box Set" Delta 55656
"Playing Our Songs" - Telarc 83470
"The Very Best Of Christmas Jazz" Universal 549067
"Blue Voices - The Finest in Jazz Ballads" ZYX 6060
"Christmas For Lovers" - Verve 000103502
"Celebrating 25 Years - The Jazz Collection" - Telarc 83561
"Jazz For Singers and Dreamers" - High Note 6007
"Jazz4Lovers - Mellow Tunes For Private Hours" - Nagle-Heyer 4001
"LRC Jazz Legacy Anthology: Everyday I Have the Blues" LRC 20014
"Jazz Collection - The Story Of Jazz Piano" Delta 24969