Richard Carpenter (2)

Richard Carpenter (2)

Profile:
Jazz producer, manager and dubious "songwriter". Associated with Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Jimmy Mundy and Solid State Records (2). Not a performing musician himself, he took the simple outline from the 1950 single "Gravy", by Gene Ammons, and structured a blues number around it as "Walkin'"; Miles Davis first recorded the arrangement in 1952 as "Weirdo" for Blue Note, crediting himself as composer, but decided to re-record the tune for Prestige on April 29, 1954, with Carpenter now receiving composer credit.
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Artist

Richard Carpenter (2) Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

Gene Ammons And His Band 'Round About One A. M. Gene Ammons And His Band - Jug / 'Round About One A.M. Prestige, Prestige US 1951 Sell This Version
Simon Brehms Orkester Seven Eleven (as Carpenter) Simon Brehms Orkester - "Jazzbiten" Things Ain't What They Used To Be / Seven Eleven Musica (2) Sweden 1952 Sell This Version
20-062 The Miles Davis Sextet Walkin' The Miles Davis Sextet - Blue 'N Boogie / Walkin'(10") Esquire 20-062 UK 1954 Sell This Version
The Bud Shank Quartet* Featuring Claude Williamson Walkin' The Bud Shank Quartet* Featuring Claude Williamson - Bud Shank (Album) Pacific Jazz Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-StarsBarney KesselHampton Hawes' Trio* With Shelly Manne Walkin' Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-StarsBarney KesselHampton Hawes' Trio* With Shelly Manne - Lighthouse At Laguna (Album) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records France 1956 Sell This Version
Quincy Jones Walkin' Quincy Jones - This Is How I Feel About Jazz (Album, Comp) ABC-Paramount US 1957 Sell This Version
The J.J. Johnson Quintet Walkin' (as Carpenter) The J.J. Johnson Quintet - J. J. In Person! (Album) Columbia US 1958 Sell This Version
Tete Montoliu y Su Cuarteto* Walkin (as Carpenter) Tete Montoliu y Su Cuarteto* - Volumen 1 (EP) Saef Spain 1958 Sell This Version
GC 660 Luc Hoffmann And His Dance Orchestra* Walking (as Carpenter) Luc Hoffmann And His Dance Orchestra* - Five O'Clock Tea(10", Album) Grammoclub Ex Libris, Pan (9) GC 660 Switzerland 1958 Sell This Version
Miles Davis All Stars Walkin' (as Carpenter) Miles Davis All Stars - Walkin' (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1959 Sell This Version
Harry James And His Orchestra Walkin' (as Carpenter) Harry James And His Orchestra - Harry James And His New Swingin' Band (Album) MGM Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Art Pepper Walkin' Art Pepper - Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (Album) Contemporary Records Australasia 1959 Sell This Version
LPM-2045 Larry Elgart And His Orchestra* Walkin' (as Dick Carpenter) Larry Elgart And His Orchestra* - New Sounds At The Roosevelt(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-2045 US 1959 Sell This Version
The Axidentals With The Kai Winding Trombones Walkin' The Axidentals With The Kai Winding Trombones - The Axidentals With The Kai Winding Trombones (Album) ABC-Paramount US 1959 Sell This Version
TFE 17361, TFE.17361 Curtis Fuller / J.J. Johnson / Nat Adderley Walkin' (as R. Carpenter) Curtis Fuller / J.J. Johnson / Nat Adderley - Poll Winners Jazz(7", EP) Fontana, Fontana TFE 17361, TFE.17361 UK 1960 Sell This Version
The Herbie Mann Afro-Jazz Sextet + Four Trumpets Walkin' The Herbie Mann Afro-Jazz Sextet + Four Trumpets - The Common Ground (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic US 1960 Sell This Version
WP-1286 Bud Shank Quartet Walkin' Bud Shank Quartet - Flute N' Alto(LP, Comp, Mono) World Pacific Records WP-1286 US 1960 Sell This Version
12.074 The Herbie Mann Afro-Jazz Sextet + Four Trumpets Walkin' The Herbie Mann Afro-Jazz Sextet + Four Trumpets - The Common Ground(LP, Album) Belter 12.074 Spain 1960 Sell This Version
Paul Gonsalves Walkin' Paul Gonsalves - Gettin' Together (Album) Jazzland, Jazzland US 1961 Sell This Version
Maurice Vander, Kenny Clarke, Pierre Michelot Walkin' Maurice Vander, Kenny Clarke, Pierre Michelot - Jazz At The Blue Note (Album) Fontana France 1961 Sell This Version
45-5010 Herbie Mann & His Afro Jazz Herbie Mann & His Afro Jazz - Walkin'(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic 45-5010 US 1961 Sell This Version
Miles Davis Walkin' (as R. Carpenter) Miles Davis - In Person, Friday Night At The Blackhawk, San Francisco, Volume I (Album) Columbia Canada 1961 Sell This Version
Miles Davis Walkin' (as R. Carpenter) Miles Davis - In Person Friday And Saturday Nights At The Blackhawk, San Francisco (Album) Columbia US 1961 Sell This Version
Mel Torme* Walkin' Mel Torme* - Comin' Home Baby! (Album) Atlantic US 1962 Sell This Version
Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt Walkin' Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - Boss Tenors In Orbit! (Album) Verve Records US 1962 Sell This Version