Jaki Byard

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Inventive pianist capable of any style from stride to avant-garde, as well as an ingenious composer and first-rate bandleader.
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Year Album Artist
2016 Live at the Jazz Inn Jaki Byard Primary Artist
2015 Mingus Dynasty Big Band Charlie Mingus: The Complete Remastered Recording on Black Saint & Soul Notes Mingus Dynasty Piano
2014 The Late Show: An Evening with Jaki Byard: Live at the Keystone Korner, Vol. 3 Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Composer
2013 Maynard '61/Straightaway Jazz Themes Maynard Ferguson / Maynard Ferguson & His Orchestra Arranger, Celeste, Piano
2013 My Mother's Eyes Jaki Byard Primary Artist
2013 The Magic of 2: Live at Keystone Korner Jaki Byard / Tommy Flanagan Primary Artist, Soloist
2011 A Matter of Black and White Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Soloist, Composer
2011 Sixty-Eight Billy Hart Composer
2011 The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady/Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Charles Mingus Piano
2010 Douglas on Blue Note Piano
2010 TEN Jason Moran Composer
2010 The Complete Birdland Broadcasts: 1961-1962 Jazz Workshop All Stars / Charles Mingus / Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop Piano
2010 Whirl Fred Hersch Composer
2009 100% Jazz Primary Artist
2009 100% Late Night Jazz Composer, Primary Artist
2009 Jazz Icons: Art Blakey Live in '65 Art Blakey Piano
2009 Jazz for When You're Alone [Jazz Heritage Society] Piano
2009 Outward Bound Eric Dolphy / Eric Dolphy Quintet / Freddie Hubbard Piano
2009 The Very Best of Prestige: Prestige 60th Anniversary Piano
2008 Blue Reverie Jim Galloway Composer
2008 Charles Mingus, Vol. 10 Charles Mingus Primary Artist
2008 Jazz Signatures, Vol. 2 Piano
2007 Berlin Jazz Piano Workshop 1965 Piano, Composer
2007 Cornell 1964 Eric Dolphy / Charles Mingus / Charles Mingus Sextet Member of Attributed Artist, Piano, Composer
2007 Dancing Sessions Maynard Ferguson Piano
2007 Life in Time: The Roy Haynes Story [Bonus DVD] Roy Haynes Piano
2007 Live in '64 [DVD] Charles Mingus Piano
2007 Pre Rahsaan Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Roland Kirk Main Personnel, Piano, Lead, Composer, Primary Artist
2007 So Long, Eric Eric Dolphy Piano
2007 Stuttgart Meditations Charles Mingus Piano, Composer
2007 Sunshine of My Soul: Live at the Keystone Korner Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Main Personnel, Piano
2007 The Essential Maynard Ferguson Maynard Ferguson Main Personnel, Piano
2006 Charles Mingus in Paris: The Complete America Session Charles Mingus Main Personnel, Piano
2006 Cinema: Impressive Last Scene Primary Artist
2006 Elegy: All Alone Primary Artist
2006 Fantasia: Angel Eyes Primary Artist
2006 In Europe 1961-1964 Eric Dolphy Piano
2006 Jazz Lounge, Vol. 10 Piano
2006 Live in Europe 1965 Bill Evans / Bill Evans Trio Piano
2006 Lonliness: Left Alone Primary Artist
2006 Take the 'A' Train Charles Mingus Piano
2006 The Earl Bostic Story: 14 Greatest Hits Earl Bostic Piano
2006 The House That Trane Built: The Best of Impulse Records Piano
2006 The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records Piano
2006 The Impulse Story Charles Mingus Piano
2006 These Foolish Things, Vol. 1: Live in Stuttgart 1964 Charles Mingus Main Personnel, Piano
2006 Tribute to Eric Dolphy Primary Artist
2005 Anything for Jazz/Different Drummer [DVD] Jaki Byard Primary Artist
2005 Impulsive! Unmixed Piano
2005 Jazz Ladies Best Piano
2005 Prestige Profiles, Vol. 5 Eric Dolphy Main Personnel, Piano
2004 Challenge Compilation Composer
2004 Changes of Life Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Composer, Arranger, Piano, Leader
2004 First Class! Eric Kloss Guest Artist, Piano
2004 Jazz Ladies [Warner Longbox 4 Disc] Piano
2004 The Best of Eric Dolphy Eric Dolphy Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Piano
2004 The Complete Prestige Recordings Dexter Gordon Piano
2004 Wake Up! (To What's Happening) Matt Wilson Composer
2003 A Merry Christmas! Stan Kenton Guest Artist, Piano
2003 Byard by Us Pierre Christophe Composer
2003 Dutch Jazz: 2003 Composer
2003 Jazz for a Day in the Park Composer, Primary Artist
2003 Jazz for a Mellow Morning Composer, Primary Artist
2003 Original Jazz Classics Sampler: New Jazz Piano
2003 Plays Jaki Byard Benjamin Herman Composer
2003 Spectacular Campbell Ryga Composer
2003 The Big Horn: The History of the Honkin' & Screamin' Saxophone Piano
2003 The Last from Lennie's Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
2003 This Is Eric Dolphy Eric Dolphy Composer
2002 1948-1949 Earl Bostic Piano
2002 Charles Mingus' Finest Hour Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Piano
2002 Classic Jazz: Jazz Legends [Single Disc] Piano
2002 Fantasy Exit Harold Danko Composer
2002 Flamingo [2002] Earl Bostic Piano
2002 Imperial Sessions Charlie Mariano Composer
2002 The Prestige Original Jazz Classics Sampler Piano
2001 Black Stars Jason Moran Composer
2001 Jazz Ladies, Vol. 2 Piano
2001 Jazz in Paris: Laura Don Byas Primary Artist
2001 Justin Time for Christmas, Vol. 3 Piano, Primary Artist
2001 Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones Keyboards
2001 Roland Kirk's Finest Hour Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Roland Kirk Guest Artist, Piano
2001 Song Marty Ehrlich Composer
2001 The EP Collection, Vol. 2 Earl Bostic Piano
2000 Facing Left Jason Moran Composer
2000 Focus Thirteen Ways Composer
2000 Ken Burns Jazz Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Piano
2000 Live in Stuttgart 1964 Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Piano, Composer
2000 Romance in Rio [32 Jazz] Piano, Primary Artist
2000 Solo Piano/Jaki Byard with Strings Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Organ, Composer
2000 The Music of Richard Rodgers: Jazz Piano Essentials Performer, Primary Artist
1999 32 Gems from 32 Jazz Piano
1999 Blues & Politics Mingus Big Band Guest Artist, Performer, Primary Artist
1999 Haunted Melodies Rahsaan Roland Kirk Piano
1999 Jazz for When You're Alone [32 Jazz] Piano
1999 Let's Call This That Hal Galper Composer
1999 Sky Shadows/In the Land of the Giants Eric Kloss / Eric Kross Guest Artist, Piano
1999 The Prestige Records Story Piano
1999 Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years Chris Connor Guest Artist, Piano
1998 1958-1961 Eric Dolphy Piano
1998 Dolphy Sound Eric Dolphy Composer
1998 Don Ellis [Giants of Jazz] Don Ellis Sax (Alto), Piano
1998 Fables of Faubus [Jazz Time] Charles Mingus Piano
1998 Holidays in Harmony Piano
1998 Involution Jaki Byard Trio / Michael Marcus Piano, Primary Artist
1998 Jazz for the Quiet Times Piano
1998 July in Paris Jaki Byard Primary Artist
1998 Music Matador [Jazz Hour] Eric Dolphy Composer
1998 Orange Charles Mingus Guest Artist
1998 The Art of the Piano Performer, Primary Artist
1997 A Handful of Keys Piano, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1997 Les Incontournables Eric Dolphy Piano
1997 Night Leaves Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1997 Priceless Jazz Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Piano
1997 Priceless Jazz Sampler Piano
1997 The Complete United Artists Sessions Ken McIntyre Guest Artist, Piano
1997 This Happening Jaki Byard / Michael Marcus Primary Artist, Piano, Performer
1996 A Tribute to Eric Dolphy Affinity Composer
1996 Dream Session: The All-Stars Play Miles Davis Classics Arranger, Piano
1996 Masters of Jazz, Vol. 4: Big Bands of the 50s & 60s Piano
1996 Revenge! Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Piano
1996 Sleight of Hand Jed Levy Composer
1996 Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Roland Kirk Piano
1996 The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions Sam Rivers Piano
1995 Anything For Jazz Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano
1995 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat [Jazz Hour] Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Piano
1995 Sophisticated Swing: The EmArcy Small Group Sessions Cannonball Adderley Composer
1995 The Complete Prestige Recordings Eric Dolphy Piano, Composer
1995 The Great Concert (Paris 1964) Charles Mingus Piano
1995 Two by Two Dave Young Performer, Primary Artist
1994 Verve Jazz Masters 27 Rahsaan Roland Kirk Piano
1993 Astral Weeks Charles Mingus Piano
1993 Can You Hear a Motion? Marty Ehrlich Composer
1993 Paris 1964 Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Piano
1993 Thirteen Pictures: The Charles Mingus Anthology Charles Mingus Piano
1992 At the Deer Head Inn Keith Jarrett Composer
1992 Empirical Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1992 Home on the Range Chuck Florence Piano, Composer, Primary Artist
1992 Meditations on Integration Charles Mingus Piano
1991 American-African Blues Ricky Ford Main Personnel, Piano
1991 Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 17 Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1991 Phantasies, Vol. 2 Jaki Byard / Jaki Byard and the Apollo Stompers Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1991 The Essential Eric Dolphy Eric Dolphy Guest Artist, Piano, Composer
1990 Ebony Rhapsody Ricky Ford Featured Artist, Main Personnel, Piano
1990 Rahsaan: The Complete Mercury Recordings of Roland Kirk Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Roland Kirk Piano
1990 Rip Rig and Panic/Now Please Don't You Cry Beautiful Edith Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Roland Kirk Quartet Guest Artist, Piano
1989 Falling Man Marty Ehrlich Composer
1989 Manhattan Blues Ricky Ford Piano
1988 Dr. Chicago Clifford Jordan Piano
1988 Feathers With Jaki Howard Riley Guest Artist, Piano, Primary Artist
1988 Foolin' Myself Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1988 Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, Vol. 2 Mingus Dynasty Piano
1988 The Impulse! Collection: The Best of Impulse!, Vol. 1 Piano
1988 The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington Performer, Primary Artist
1988 The Prestige Sampler Musician
1986 Charles Mingus with Orchestra Charles Mingus Arranger
1986 Jazz Bohemia Revisited Al Francis Composer
1986 Vintage Dolphy Eric Dolphy Composer
1985 Phantasies, Vol. 1 Jaki Byard / Jaki Byard and the Apollo Stompers Primary Artist, Conductor, Piano, Composer
1983 Live at the Royal Festival Hall Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano
1981 Amarcord Nino Rota Piano, Primary Artist
1981 Improvisations Ran Blake / Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Performer, Composer
1981 To Them-To Us Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1978 Family Man Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer
1978 Lady Bird Archie Shepp Piano
1978 Manhattan Plaza Ricky Ford Piano
1977 Flight of the Fly Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Composer, Piano
1975 Home Ken McIntyre Piano
1974 Musique Du Bois Phil Woods Guest Artist, Piano
1973 Body and Soul Al Cohn / Zoot Sims Guest Artist, Piano
1972 Duet! Jaki Byard Primary Artist
1972 Let My Children Hear Music Charles Mingus Piano
1972 Stars of the Apollo Piano
1972 The Arrival of Bobby Jones Bobby Jones Piano
1972 The Entertainer Jaki Byard Primary Artist
1972 There'll Be Some Changes Made Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1971 Charles Mingus With Orchestra Charles Mingus Arranger, Piano
1971 Charles Mingus [Denon] Charles Mingus Arranger
1971 Parisian Solos Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1971 Smackwater Jack Quincy Jones Piano
1970 Charles Mingus in Paris (1970) Charles Mingus Piano
1969 Body and Soul Ray Nance Main Personnel, Piano
1969 Jazz Fest Masters Sarah Vaughan Piano
1969 Solo Piano Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano
1969 The Trumpeters: Jazz Fest Masters Buck Clayton / Roy Eldridge / Dizzy Gillespie Piano
1968 Jaki Byard with Strings Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Organ
1968 Sky Shadows Eric Kloss Piano
1968 The Jaki Byard Experience Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1967 Grits and Gravy Eric Kloss Piano
1967 On the Spot! Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Piano, Composer
1967 Sunshine of My Soul Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Composer
1966 Freedom Together! Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Cello, Sax (Tenor), Piano, Celeste, Piano (Electric), Vibraphone, Drums, Composer
1966 Groovin' High Booker Ervin Guest Artist, Piano
1966 Heavy! Booker Ervin Guest Artist, Piano, Group Member, Composer
1966 Live In 3 and 2/3/4 Time Don Ellis Composer
1965 Here Comes the Whistleman Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Roland Kirk Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Piano, Composer
1965 In Jazz for the Culture Set Dannie Richmond Composer, Piano
1965 Live! Jaki Byard Quartet Primary Artist, Piano, Performer, Composer
1965 Live! At Lennie's, Vol. 1 Jaki Byard Quartet Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1965 Live! At Lennie's, Vol. 2 Jaki Byard Quartet Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1965 My Favorite Quintet Charles Mingus Piano
1965 Rip, Rig and Panic Rahsaan Roland Kirk Piano
1965 Setting the Pace Booker Ervin Guest Artist, Featured Artist, Piano, Performer, Primary Artist
1965 The Trance Booker Ervin Guest Artist, Piano
1964 Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vol. 1 Charles Mingus Piano, Composer
1964 Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vol. 2 Charles Mingus Piano, Composer
1964 Five on Eight Rufus Jones Composer
1964 Freedom and Space Sessions Booker Ervin Piano
1964 Fuchsia Swing Song Sam Rivers Piano
1964 Live in Oslo Charles Mingus Piano
1964 Live in Oslo 1964, Vol. 1 Charles Mingus Piano
1964 Live in Stockholm 1964: The Complete Concert Charles Mingus Piano
1964 Meditation Charles Mingus Piano
1964 Mingus at Monterey Charles Mingus Piano
1964 Mingus in Europe Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Piano, Composer
1964 Naima Eric Dolphy Composer
1964 Out Front! Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Piano, Composer
1964 Space Book Booker Ervin Guest Artist, Piano
1964 The Great Concert of Charles Mingus Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Piano, Composer
1964 Town Hall Concert, 1964 Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Piano
1963 A Jazz Portrait of Charlie Mariano Charlie Mariano Piano
1963 America's Greatest Jazzmen Play George Gershwin Piano
1963 Iron Man Eric Dolphy Composer
1963 Jitterbug Waltz Eric Dolphy Composer
1963 Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Charles Mingus Piano
1963 The Freedom Book Booker Ervin Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Piano, Primary Artist
1963 The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Piano
1962 Giant Steps Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano
1962 Hi-Fly Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Composer
1962 Honi Gordon Sings Honi Gordon Guest Artist, Piano
1962 The Complete Town Hall Concert Charles Mingus Guest Artist, Piano
1962 Who Is Gary Burton? Gary Burton Composer
1962 Year of the Iron Sheep Ken McIntyre Piano
1961 Chris Connor Sings the George Gershwin Almanac of Song Chris Connor Piano
1961 Dash One Eric Dolphy Piano
1961 Double Exposure Chris Connor / Maynard Ferguson Piano
1961 Here and There Eric Dolphy Guest Artist, Piano
1961 Here's Jaki Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Piano, Composer
1961 New Ideas Don Ellis / Don Ellis Quintet Guest Artist, Sax (Alto), Piano
1961 Softly...But with That Feeling Herb Ellis Composer
1961 Two's Company Chris Connor / Maynard Ferguson Guest Artist, Piano
1960 Blues for Smoke Jaki Byard Primary Artist, Piano, Soloist, Composer
1960 Far Cry Eric Dolphy Quintet Guest Artist, Piano, Composer
1960 How Time Passes Don Ellis Main Personnel, Sax (Alto), Piano, Composer
1960 Newport Suite Maynard Ferguson Piano
1960 Original Jazz Classics Collection Eric Dolphy Composer
1960 Outward Bound Eric Dolphy / Eric Dolphy Quintet Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Piano, Primary Artist
1958 Band in Boston Herb Pomeroy Arranger, Composer, Sax (Tenor)
1958 Life is a Many Splendered Gig Herb Pomeroy Piano
1956 To The Ivy League From Nat Adderley Nat Adderley Composer
1955 Boston Blow-Up! Serge Chaloff Composer
1954 Charlie Mariano, Vol. 1 Charlie Mariano Piano
1954 Charlie Mariano, Vol. 2: Modern Saxophone Stylings of Charlie Mariano Charlie Mariano Piano
Art-I-Facts Composer, Piano, Primary Artist
Brooklyn Beat! Domenico Sanna Composer
Charles Mingus, Vol. 1 Charles Mingus Primary Artist
Charles Mingus, Vol. 3 Charles Mingus Composer, Primary Artist
Charles Mingus, Vol. 6 Charles Mingus Composer, Primary Artist
Charles Mingus, Vol. 7 Charles Mingus Primary Artist
Charles Mingus, Vol. 9 Charles Mingus Primary Artist
Far Cry Eric Dolphy / Booker Little Piano, Composer
Hi-Fly/Here's Jaki Jaki Byard Primary Artist
Jazz Explosion, Vol. 5 Primary Artist
Jazz Explosion: The Greats, Vol. Five Primary Artist
Jazz Explosion: The Greats, Vol. Seven Primary Artist
Jazz Explosion: The Greats, Vol. Six Composer, Primary Artist
Jazz with Prestige: Out Front Primary Artist
Live at Birdland (1962) Charles Mingus Piano
Piano Portraits: Jaki Byard, Cyrus Chesnut, Barry Harris Jaki Byard Primary Artist
Portrait Charles Mingus Piano
R&B Jaki Byard / Howard Riley Primary Artist, Piano, Composer, Sax (Alto)
Ran Blake: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note Ran Blake Composer, Piano
The Definitive Lennie Tristano: Copenhagen New York Berlin Lennie Tristano Piano
The Best of MCA/Impulse: Fire into Music #3 Piano
The Complete Serge Chaloff Sessions Serge Chaloff Composer
The Earl Bostic Collection: 1939-1959 Earl Bostic Piano
Twelve Classic Albums: 1959-1962 Eric Dolphy Composer